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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 12,371 posts (27,537 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 43 aliases.


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All good Patrick. I'm enjoying it, glad I've got Flash to interact with, though kinda hoping we might be able to meet up with some of the others too (I'm sure that will come and am in no particular hurry).


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Male Human Ranger (Skirmisher) 6; AC 21; touch 13; ff 18. HP: 59/59. Fort +6; Ref +8; Will +6

Nathaniel assesses the man thoughtfully. His association with Eliva has taught him not to judge a person by their heritage but by their deeds, and so far this man's words and actions suggest that he might be a useful ally.

"I only saw the doll briefly," he says, " but yes, I believe it was as you describe. There have been more of these killings? Do you know what can be done to track or stop these murderous dolls?"

It is a mark of the time he has spent in these lands that the phrase 'murderous dolls' comes so easily to Nathaniel.


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Male Human Ranger (Skirmisher) 6; AC 21; touch 13; ff 18. HP: 59/59. Fort +6; Ref +8; Will +6

"How are we to find a tiny doll in a city this size - already filled with dolls?" Nathaniel mutters to Angalia. "And what is to become of this poor girl - left without a mother? Given the way her mother treated her I am almost inclined to say she is better off, but no child should grow up without parents ... I hope her father is about somewhere."


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Hp: 21 of 21; Effects active:

“I spoke to one of the maids at the inn,” says Kaygan. “She saw some of the huge demons or monsters that smashed some of the buildings in town; the poor girl was quite distraught.” Kaygan looks troubled for a moment then grins. “Well, what could I do? I had to comfort her of course.” He frowns again and scratches his head. “She didn’t seem overly impressed by the size of my spellbook, strangely …”

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It's a bit of a revolving pool of players. We lost one of our regulars this year, and other people kind of come and go, turning up for this session or that; this style of game allows them to pick up one of the tribe members and play for that session, and then disappear for several sessions (as they go back to their 'day job' in the tribe).

We have 4 pretty regular players, each of us have a few different characters - for example, one to go out exploring the region, searching for food, shelter and any dangers to the tribe; one to go delving into old ruins, looking for lost wealth or technology; one to go raiding the encampments of other tribes of survivors or kill monsters etc.

It's an odd campaign, but seems to be working well enough so far. Kind of Mad Max meets The Walking Dead meets Clan of the Cave Bear. In the dark.

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There was a time, back in the day, when people even rolled dice for their statistics! Whodathunkit?


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Oh, quite possibly, who knows what I come out with? That's the problem with pbp, there is a written record of the game, so I can't just change things on the fly or deny I said them! (Ala my usual GM style).

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I noticed someone start a recruitment thread for a Savage Tide AP pbp the other day ... they asked for committed players, because "this could take about two years". Well, good luck to them if they can do it in two years, but I don't think they know what they are getting into...


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Female Human Magus / 1

"You missed," Alyse calls across the rooftop to Calita, gently sardonic.

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Just got back from seeing At the Drive-In play at the Enmore (in Sydney) - great show!


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Hp max: 107 (143 rage); Damage taken: 97; Rage remaining: 14 rounds

“Huzzah!”

Initiative: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5

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It was. But you kind of expect that in winter ;-)

Not a fan of the cold + rain combination though.

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Wait, there's an arena? Nobody told me there was an arena, multiclassing as gladiator shortly ... ;-)

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What's all this then?


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I'm assuming the townsfolk are charmed or something, but maybe they're just being bullied into fighting.
If they come at us, Kaygan can try to use color spray to put them down without permanent injury - I'd like to catch a quasit in that too if possible, the trick is doing so without getting pummelled.

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Celestial Healer wrote:


Going well! I'm engaged, which is exciting. The big day is in December.

Congrats CH! That is exciting, good to hear.

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Hi all, hope that the game is going well?

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Tordek Rumnaheim wrote:
Mothman wrote:

Hey all, how have you been for the last 85,000 or so posts?

Apologies for my unexplained absence, thanks to those who tried to reach out.

MOTHMAN! Welcome back! You have been severely missed. I hope you are well.

Hi, thanks Tordek. Doing well, yourself? I see you've had a facelift (well, new avatar).

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gran rey de los mono wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Mothman wrote:

Hey all, how have you been for the last 85,000 or so posts?

Apologies for my unexplained absence, thanks to those who tried to reach out.

Welcome back.
It's always nice to have a fresh set of fingerprints around.

Are you hoping they will help confuse the forensic investigators, thus allowing you to get away with it? If so, I may know a group of nosy teenagers with an old van and a large dog who may foil your rotten schemes.

Also, welcome back Mothman.

Thanks!

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Ragadolf wrote:
Mothman wrote:

Hey all, how have you been for the last 85,000 or so posts?

Apologies for my unexplained absence, thanks to those who tried to reach out.

MOTH SIGHTING!

Where's my bug-zapper?!?!?! ;P

Long time no see bug man! Hope all has been well? :)

Hey, all good.

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Sharoth wrote:
Mothman wrote:

Hey all, how have you been for the last 85,000 or so posts?

Apologies for my unexplained absence, thanks to those who tried to reach out.

Welcome back.

Thanks Sharoth.

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Freehold DM wrote:
Mothman wrote:

Hey all, how have you been for the last 85,000 or so posts?

Apologies for my unexplained absence, thanks to those who tried to reach out.

I was just reading about the mosquito man in the gangrel revised clan book when you show up.

Coincidence?

I think not!

Neither would it be coincidence that I was just replying to an email from a friend who is planning to run a Vampire game, trying to decide on a clan and character concept.

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Tacticslion wrote:
Mothman wrote:

Hey all, how have you been for the last 85,000 or so posts?

Apologies for my unexplained absence, thanks to those who tried to reach out.

I've been well, thank you!

Not really here as long as you've been missing, but well, nonetheless!

How have you been?

Well for the most part thanks Tacticslion.

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Hey Sarge, all.

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Hey all, how have you been for the last 85,000 or so posts?

Apologies for my unexplained absence, thanks to those who tried to reach out.

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Brad’s funeral was very moving – sad, funny, heartfelt; a celebration of his life and one that I think he would thoroughly have approved of. While many aspects of Brad’s life were celebrated, several speakers at the memorial mentioned his love of gaming, especially role playing games, and how that helped shape him as a person.

Malchedial and Chubbs McGee both gave very moving eulogies that painted a really great and true picture of Brad as a man, a friend and a gamer … and let me know a few things I hadn’t known about him. Thanks guys.

And I’ll add my thanks to Tinkergoth for travelling quite a distance to be there for a guy he’d never had the chance to meet but had felt this kinship with – and for representing the Paizo community (anytime re the cufflinks man).

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Brad was the best. A passionate gamer, a loving father and husband, a generous and friendly guy, a good friend. I'll miss him.

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Some of the biggest and most common complaints about RPG settings come from major world developments and big moves in the timeline. Just look at all the angst surrounding Forgotten Realms (the major plot developments between 1st edition and 2nd; 2nd edition and 3.0; 3rd and 4th).

While I’m sure some people liked these changes, many many players who were invested in the setting hated them. The big shake up going into 4th edition gets the most recent publicity (“They killed the Realms!”), but I know of people who still play in pre- Time of Troubles FR and basically ignore anything released for the setting afterwards.

Big changes and advances in the Dragonlance, Greyhawk, Dark Sun and Ravenloft settings have caused similar (if perhaps less published) angst. I remember reading somewhere recently that a big change in the Dark Sun setting fairly early in its publication history (killing of the setting’s major big bads) pretty much killed the setting.

It really doesn’t make much sense for Paizo to be publishing major, world shattering current events for their setting, or killing off major iconic BBEGs this early in Golarion’s publication history – it invalidates too much of their (still sellable) back catalogue and risks alienating a significant portion of their fan base.

Having said that, if you want to have your PCs face off against and defeat the campaign’s big bads at 15th / 16th level at the climax of the Adventure Paths, in many cases it’s about as simple as changing a name, slightly altering a few plot points and maybe creating an additional stat block. I’m a bit hazy on the fine details of the plots for some of the APs I read a while back, but the way I see it …

Spoilers for CotC, LoF, CoT, Kingmaker, CC, JR:

Curse of the Crimson Throne: Ileosa is the queen of the kingdom that the bulk of the AP is set within; as far as big bads go she’s pretty much the top of the heap in the context of the campaign. But if you want more, have the crown metamorph her into that blue dragon dude for the final battle, or have her complete the ritual to turn into Sorshen (sp?).

Legacy of Fire: Sub out the efreet in the AP for the Sultan of the City of Brass instead. Or have his plan accidently free Xotani and the PCs have to fight it at the end … maybe the efreet’s whole plan came out of being subliminally influenced by Xotani.

Council of Thieves: I agree that this one was potentially something of a wasted opportunity, I would have liked to see something bigger and better from (what might be the only) Cheliax AP. Having said that, not every AP needs to be epic, and as the AP that ends at the lowest level (I think) having the campaign end with finishing off the city’s big crime bosses is maybe not so bad.

Carrion Crown: All along AA’s plan in creating the Carrion Crown potion has been to turn himself into a lich vessel for the Whispering Tyrant. He didn’t need the count except for part of him as one ingredient. At the campaign climax atop the tower he drinks the potion, transforms into a true lich and allows the Whispering Tyrant’s soul to inhabit him – effectively the PCs fight the Whispering Tyrant himself.

Kingmaker: The nymph is a fairly suitable villain, she just needs to be foreshadowed a lot more. Alternatively, change her name and make her one of the Eldest (banished and somewhat diminished in power). OR, change a few things here and there in the AP to make the Kign of Pitax behind ALL the troubles and finish the campaign early with his defeat.

Jade Regent: Call the leader of the Five Storms the King of All Oni. Solved. Or make him the oni Voidlord who already rules the neighbouring kingdom.


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This is a thread title I can get on board with!

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So a monkey, a goblin and a half orc walk into a gaming store ...

How did the game go guys?

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An excellent chance I would say.

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Urizen wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
hmph. We'll see if you are still singing that tune when facebook finishes drilling its tentacles into everything. And not in the good way, in the bad way.
Suit yourself. Moar bakunyū pictures for me.

Surely there are plenty of such pictures available without going through facebook?

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Freehold DM wrote:
You're not close enough to Brooklyn/NYC/Queens for it to be genuine.

I see your ‘genuine’ Chinese food from Brooklyn/NYC/Queens and raise you the Chinese food you can get in Sydney (Cantonese cuisine at least, I have no point of reference for other varieties of Chinese cuisine available in NYC).

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I don’t have a really good idea of exactly what you are saying for half of that Steelfiredragon, or what point you’re trying to make, but part of it seems to be that the ethnicities of Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder are not real world ethnicities so why does it matter what skin colour they are - especially when it comes to rule books as opposed to campaign setting books.

Ok ... but why should the default assumption be that everyone is of Caucasian skin tone, which is what appears to be depicted in the majority of rule book art from D&D editions past. Ok, maybe other ethnicities and skin tones existed in the game worlds, why shouldn’t they get more representation in the rule books?

While the ethnicities and cultures depicted in Pathfinder, and the assumed setting of Golarion are of course not real world, many of them are quite clearly and heavily based on real world examples. Anyone who says that the Linnorm Kingdoms are not heavily based on Scandanavia, that Minkai is not heavily based on Japan, that Qadira is not heavily based on Persia, that Vudra is not heavily based on India is truly kidding themselves. I’m very glad that we see people from all these disparate cultures depicted in the rule book art and that they have obviously different ethnicities and skin tones to match.

Now it really wouldn’t matter to me that much if people from the Linnorm Kingdoms had red skin, people from Minkai had brown skin and people from Vudra had white skin, but it would be disappointing if everyone had only Caucasian skin tone, or if that was only what we ever saw in the art, as it wouldn’t feel like it was depicting a diverse and ‘real’ setting, or presenting an inclusive game.

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Wolfgang Baur wrote:

I think the universal truth that is "Liz is so very awesome" is just getting traction with the public.

I'm sure many Gaming Hipsters will agree when I say, "I thought Liz was awesome before it was cool."

I thought Liz was awesome when she was still Lilith and used the Eberron drow avatar. ;-)

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I’ve read some horror stories about weird / disruptive / just plain bad players on forums. I’ve been fortunate enough to never really have encountered any in real life, but I’ve gamed with some people that had their quirks.

There was one guy I gamed with for a while who did the ‘play the same character no matter what he was playing’ thing. He always played either a fighter, a ranger or a paladin, and would always put all his focus / ability scores / feats / money etc into being as skilled as possible with the longsword. Every character would charge into every battle without thought or hesitation, and spend all their down time trying to chat up every female NPC we came across (yes, even when he played a paladin). In one game where he was playing a paladin, the GM told him that paladins in the campaign were forbidden by their code in having pre-marital sex ... so as soon as possible, this guy took Leadership, took a ‘hot elven babe’ as his cohort, had his character marry her, and then, every time the group camped, described the sounds of sex coming from his tent.

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Aretas wrote:

The economy, race relations, foreign affairs just to name a few have seriously gotten worse under his watch.

People are talking about topics that distract us from the real problems facing our nation.

President Obama in my opinion cares more about his re-election than doing the right thing for the USA.

Where are you Mr. President? We need a statesman NOT a politician.

Signed,
A first generation American citizen.

I don’t think Obama checks these messageboards much.

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Glad to hear you made it back to NY safely CH.

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Somewhere a power-gamer is crying into his splat books at none of us taking that ioun stone...

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Sorry man ...

Ah well, hopefully this change will help others avoid such pitfalls.

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I hope that everyone in the Dallas-Fort Worth / any other tornado affected areas are all safe! Thinking of all you Texans, stay safe.

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Those are some nice shiny words after your name there Taig, very well done mate, I look forward to purchasing your module! And seeing plenty more Paizo goodness with your name attached to it in the future.

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Hooray Mike!

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Does he search it for traps before he picks it up?


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Male Human Rogue 14

“Boring conversation anyway.”

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The Guide to Korvosa lists Kroft as an aristocrat 1 / fighter 9 and has her alignment as LN.

If you are running or playing CotCT I would highly recommend purchasing the Guide to Korvosa (I’m not sure if its still available in print, but you should be able to buy the PDF at least), our group has found it a really useful resource.

Be aware that there are some possible campaign spoilers in the book though, if you are a player. The vast majority of them are in the 'Secrets' chapter.


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Male Human Rogue 14

“How you doin’?” Beldan smiles crookedly and winks at the cutest grand-daughter who seems the least like Omma.

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Well done Taig!


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Male Human Ranger (Skirmisher) 6; AC 21; touch 13; ff 18. HP: 59/59. Fort +6; Ref +8; Will +6
Urdrin Ironhaft wrote:

Attack: 1d20+7

Damage: 1d10+3

Urdrin attacks the darkness!

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Kajehase wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Those who know me, know to call me Patrick. I don't like Pat, but I do put up with it because people can't seem to help themselves.
I think I'll call you Curtains from now on.

Oh that is not a good idea. I didn't know / had forgotten that Patrick didn't like 'Pat' but I know he REALLY doesn't like 'Curtain'.

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