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One more thing to look at: The Force Field stat block says that it uses one charge per minute, but the text box says one charge per round. Which is the typo?

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In the Technology Guide, the stat block for Force Fields says that it consumes 1 charge/minute, but the text box says that it consumes 1 charge/round. Ummmm, question mark?

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Heavy Pick + Vampiric Touch x 4 Crit.

Keen Falcata with any damage spell would also equal fairly regular overwhelming damage.

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James Jacobs wrote:
zergtitan wrote:
I guess then that a silver disk is like a platinum coin for Numeria considering that each platinum is worth 10 gp in Golarion.
Yup. Same value. Just a little bit of world flavor to make buying and spending things in Numeria feel a bit different.

I don't have the Technology Guide yet, since I just ordered it yesterday, but will it have a better clarification about Silverdiscs? Because according to the "Laser Slinger..." (PF SRD)

Laser Slinger wrote:

Advanced Silverdiscs:

These small, coin-sized discs are etched with circuitry, and contain 10 charges each. When placed in a special slot in the laser pistol, a silverdisk transfers its charge into the gun's internal capacitors, effectively reloading the weapon. A silverdisk can be recharged (with a 20% chance of being destroyed) with an active generator. A charged silverdisk glows with light equivalent to that of a candle. A silverdisk is worth 100 gp as long as it is capable of holding a charge; a dead silverdisk is worth 1 gp.

Are "Advanced Silverdiscs" something different from normal Silverdiscs? If not, this entry drastically needs to change and could you post a corrected version?

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Awakened Dire Raccoon.

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Just read over the Revised Advanced Class Guide Playtest. So, beyond not wanting to just stand there being silly, is there anything stopping a Skald from burning their actions every turn in order to rage cycle, turning any once per rage rage powers (being granted to all martials in the party) into once per round rage powers?

Sure, at lower levels the Skald would be burning a standard action every turn to do it, and mid levels, their move action, but in a party of all martials, properly built, this could get reasonably nasty.

Also, it appears that Skalds can take Totem rage powers as long as they don't take a standard action or rounds of rage to activate. Pouncing martial party anyone?

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IIRC, in 3.5, this problem was solved by a system in which your Deity gives you the choice to be a paladin (whether by a vision, dream, or appearing to you personally), and then you can choose to take up the mantle and receive your god's power. Pathfinder doesn't have that, as long as you're good-hearted and righteous, you can take levels in Paladin.

That being said, the Faiths of Purity book goes over the various Paladin codes of the good deities, with the Faiths of Balance book, Abadar was slated as "the only Neutral deity that supports Paladins." That wording could lead one to believe that evil deities don't tolerate Paladins trying to serve them and immediately seek to either destroy or corrupt such individuals. Or simply don't grant them any divine power until they prove themselves worthy of it, aka, murderdeathkill etc. But that's what we call an AntiPaladin.

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Paladin to his deity of choice: My lord! I wish to worship you and serve you and uphold your ideals of good and order and making the world a better place!

Rovagug: Ummm...

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Arthur Barren wrote:
Anybody else know any other math based traits and feats?

Does Weapon Focus count? ;p

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Is it sad that most GM's I know who would disallow this feat would do so because of the reason "I can't math that good?"

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Different GM from the one before, 3.5 game:

My half-orc barb was drinking in a bar literally at the start of the game (makes sense, right?), so eventually...

The GM says "Roll me a Con check."
Me: "Kay!" *Rattle rattle* "18 on the die, so with my con mod: 21.
GM: "You failed to roll under your Con score, you pass out."
Me: o.o (I would bet money that if I had rolled too low, I would have "missed the DC.")

This was the same GM who had us roll ridiculously underpowered characters (4d6 drop lowest, in order. Oh and if you don't like the first set, you can roll again but you MUST take the second set.), made us roll gold (That's fair.) but then placed us in a sprawling metropolis where the average commoner made somewhere on the order of 1,000 gp a year (if not month) had a military that rode dragons, and everything cost twice as much after Character creation. There was no reason for any of us to be there or take any of the general-of-said-military's jobs. D&D is supposed to be about the party's characters, not showing off how pathetic and insignificant they are next to you behind your GM screen.

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One of my favorite bad GM rulings occurred when we had just gotten out of a combat at 1st level, and had no healers in the party and no healing items. Instead we had a PC or two who had taken the Heal skill with Healer's Kits. They say "We use the Heal skill to Treat Deadly Wounds!" The GM says...

Treat Deadly Wounds wrote:
When treating deadly wounds, you can restore hit points to a damaged creature. Treating deadly wounds restores 1 hit point per level of the creature. If you exceed the DC by 5 or more, add your Wisdom modifier (if positive) to this amount. A creature can only benefit from its deadly wounds being treated within 24 hours of being injured and never more than once per day. You must expend two uses from a healer's kit to perform this task. You take a –2 penalty on your Heal skill check for each use from the healer's kit that you lack.

The GM ruled that the bolded section meant "Uses fewer than the maximum for the healer's kit you are using." (Side note: a healer's kit contains 10 uses.) This meant if someone used four uses of their healer's kit, they'd take a -8 penalty to the check to treat deadly wounds with that kit, injuring the patient further if they failed hard enough. The end result (After a 30-minute argument) was that we couldn't get treatment and had to suck up having fewer hit points for the day.

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This may be true for most of the robots one would encounter throughout the AP, but I have a feeling that one may encounter at least a couple bots made of skymetals, adamantine if nothing else.



According to the wiki, the Technic League has...

super secret:

A Noqual Golem

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So, with the new Iron Gods AP coming out soon, one of the big questions that's been rattling around in my head that is likely to occur to a group of players is:

"Alright! We killed the technology-using robots! What can we strip/salvage off of them?"

My original thought was just for pieces of various skymetals used in a bot's construction, but with the release of Numeria: Land of Fallen Stars, which revealed some of the technology that the robots in it have (see spoiler below), will the AP cover rules for recovering pieces of tech off of defeated robots or similar opponents? I ask because it would feel like cheating the players out of some of the game if the above question was always answered with "Aw shucks, the robot's mainframe got fried and ruined all its technology, and somehow denatured all the metal used to make it. Darn."


Arachnid Robot: Plasma Torch

Torturer Robot: Force Field, Lasers, and Nanites

Side note: no word yet on metals used to make said robots.

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Haha! While you bicker I win!

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I agree with Gorbacz. What? Why're you giving me that look?

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Hama wrote:

So, if they make a useless character, but it makes them happy, that's it? And if other PCs die because his characters was useless, that's ok too? Playing a character who "doesn't make all the right choices" is ok. I even encourage it. But not making useless characters.

And, I've noticed among the people I game with that those who make useless characters are always the ones complaining that someone is annoying them by trying to give them advice.

I will often try to give advice to people who aren't as good at optimizing as me, but if they choose not to take it, that's fine. Unless...

A problem player I once gamed with once built an Tiefling Fighter Archer whose feats were:
- Point Blank Shot
- Improved Initiative
- Endurance

Obviously I told Precise Shot was needed for the character to even be viable, but he would have none of it. The only problem was that he would constantly complain that everyone was more powerful than him. (So you know, this is not what made him a problem player but that would cause massive digression.)

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I personally love to powergame things. I love the puzzle of it. "If I do this and this with this, then things get nifty. Ooooohh but wait! If I add this then.....Wow." I like seeing how far I can push a system's capabilities.

However I will never willingly play a powergamed character. They tend to detract from everyone's fun by:

1. Unbalancing the party.
2. Stealing the show in their particular arena (usually combat).
3. Forcing the GM to try to deal with you personally, which will inevitably lead to them either
a: Nerf your character until your actual character concept is dead
b: Hinder you Every Single Time so you can never shine again
c: Grudge monster with your name on it. (This will often backfire somehow.)

These are my experiences with powergamed characters, usually played by others, but I've wound up playing with GMs who run high power games and even expect a certain level of powergaming but still handle you with a, b, and/or c. On a side note, I will always strive to be optimized, even if my concept doesn't work for optimization. (I once had a Bard who had Play Instrument.)

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Whirlwind Attack prereq's:

BAB +4
Dex 13
Int 13
Combat Expertise
Spring Attack

Improved Cleaving Finish Prereq's:

BAB +6
Str 13
Power Attack
Great Cleave
Cleaving Finish

So that's 10 feats to get this off in all its amazingness.

That's 8th level for a human fighter or 9th for any other race fighter IF you spend all your feats on just these.

If you just went for Cleaving Finish (To gain one extra attack) then you only need to spend 8 feats, putting you at 6th/7th level for human/anyone else. That's a hell of a lot of feats, but a nifty combo. :)

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Gruingar de'Morcaine wrote:
a whole party of dire X characters.

Sounds like a fun campaign to me. :)

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Flavor is a good way for the players to feel like they're doing more than just "Ug walk up and hit with sword." The OP's example of a player's narrative attack is a great example of this, as long as the player understands that just because they're hacking at the monster's neck, they're not going to cause it any additional detriment. Imagine that instead of a CR 19 undead, it's a CR 10 Huge-sized Giant of some sort (I'd look up something specific, but I'm being lazy). If the player hits, you might have a hard time explaining to a more narrative-centric Player that the giant isn't dead/in shock/bleeding out horrifically after sustaining 39 damage to the side of its neck with a power attack from a battle axe.

One thing to keep in mind is that in D&D/PF is that HP and indeed most parts of combat are an abstraction. HP tend to be more of one's ability to avoid harm than sustain it without dying. 3.5 had a great section about HP's that talked about this abstraction that said that said HP's can represent anything from ability to avoid harm to physical combat fatigue to dumb luck to divine providence (Example given being a Paladin being unfazed after soaking a fireball). Only the last few hits should do any real harm to a person as humans are actually really very fragile creatures. Alas, Pathfinder Core lacks this section.

I recently played in a game where the GM and another player didn't quite understand that. We were about 5th level, and a party member got shot in the lower back by an enemy archer for about 6 points of damage. After we sought cover, she started working to deal with the arrow, she examined it and the GM (being a logical fellow) said it was a man killer so it was very barbed, making pulling it out unviable. It was suggested to push it through, cut off the head and pull it back out (as you should normally do with most arrows), the GM stated that because of its placement that would kill or almost kill her because it would go through a lot of organs on the way through. (We eventually dealt with it using the clever method of randomly forgetting its existence and getting on with our lives.)

That's one example of adding fluff to an attack that actually wound up making what should be the most minor inconvenience in the game at that level a massive hindrance that nearly killed a PC. I personally try not to describe the damage dealt or attacks because they invariably wind up being too lethal-sounding for someone, or making a player feel disgruntled when they describe a huge amazing attack that hits and does damage only to have the GM describe its resolution as "The monster just barely manages to get out of the way in time, avoiding harm." I did have an idea recently which was to not describe attacks except for particularly epic circumstances or if they will hint at some defense the monsder has, like DR. But then when a player kills something, before letting them know that it's dead, tell them "Describe your attack," followed by whatever they say going off perfectly. This gives the player a feeling of being a super badass while avoiding "But I hit Mister Wizard-McBadguy in the neck with my axe!"

Wow.....that dragged on a bit... <.< >.>

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Anzyr wrote:


That was my first idea, but it seemed a bit obvious, and the OP did ask how to make traps relevant. I am agreeing with you, a character who has built himself to be awesome in a field should feel awesome in that field, but devising ways to challenge said character in their special field of expertise can be a way to add some excitement to the game. In this case, uber-traps should be the exception rather than the rule. Uber-McTrapmeister not only gets to feel useful by disarming common traps in his sleep, but then occasionally they get to feel legendary by overcoming a challenge that would thwart a lesser mortal.

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Monsters in a room with traps, monsters know where the traps are and avoid them while trying to herd the PCs into setting them off. And throw some glyphs of warding on the ceiling behind illusions just to screw with flying PCs.

Also, put an Explosive Runes trap on the underside of the lid of a treasure chest, goes off auto: "Today I memorized Exploding Runes." Or it could be something hard to not read: "It."

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Aranna wrote:
...repulsive troglodyte female PC, which he had raped by the third session.

I think I'll have to turn to a specific font of wisdom when discussing the rapist in question..

"What the f#@k kind of a social life does this guy have?"
~George Carlin

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It's interesting that it feels like about a fifth of this thread has become a debate about fumbles. Is it really that big a deal? Like most things in gaming, fumbles have their place and the possibility to be done well. But most people don't like them because they tend to add injury to insult. In the game I'm currently in, I frequently drop my weapon because my GM uses them, and I hate it not only because it's debilitating, but also because he playfully mocks me for it. I plan to talk to him about it at some point, but just haven't gotten around to it yet.

Honestly, it feels like this thread's getting a bit derailed, but that's just me.

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Aranna wrote:
I remember him telling one guy that ALL women are raped at some point... I am fairly certain he was talking about his game.

Whether he was talking about his game or not...

Kill him. Kill him with fire. And liquid nitrogen. On fire.

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Sounds delicious!!! And high in calcium!!!!

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...Or under six if said prey is a commoner.

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Kudaku wrote:
blahpers wrote:
Mosquito swarm. This thing is deadly if you don't have particular spells available. I adjust the CR accordingly (+1 unless the party has readily-available AoE damage).

A million times this, especially since they're immune to weapon damage and they fly faster than most 3rd level PCs can run. Amazing TPK potential for a party that's low on AoE blaster casters or didn't have the money or foresight to buy a crate of acid flasks and alchemist's fire.

** spoiler omitted **

Finally got around to actually looking at those things, and OH MY HOLY DAWNFLOWER!! How the hell does a swarm of mosquitoes deal 2d6 damage plus 1d6 bleed????? Where are these mosquitoes spawning?? The Worldwound?

Cue the science music!!!

According to science, it takes around 400,000 mosquitoes all pulling their maximum capacity of blood to kill a human, but that's an ungodly number of insects (even minuscule ones) to attack an individual human. I'm having a bit of trouble tracking down real mosquito swarm numbers, but most of them probably aren't that big. Hell, the human body can't even fit that many mosquitoes on it at one time. My rough estimation is that an average human body could fit about 18,500 mosquitoes on it at any one time, assuming you're fully shaved and naked. Meaning you'd need to be Fully Covered in a new layer of mosquitoes 21 and a half times before you've lost enough blood to actually die (assuming you stand there and take it without killing any of them). As the internet is also not very forthcoming with how long it takes for a mosquito to fully feed, I'd put my estimation that this whole process, if done in as unrealistically efficient a manner as possible, would take probably about 20-30 minutes. Though, if after about the first 15 you said "screw this," you'd probably want to go to a hospital immediately and inject their entire annual supply of malaria vaccine.

Oh! And turns out getting away from them wouldn't be too hard either, since the average mosquito's top speed caps at around 1.5 miles per hour. Meaning (Mathmathmathmath) the swarm would have a fly speed of 15 feet IF you round up. (Real number is 13.2 feet.)

Yep, pretty sure Golarion mosquitoes are from the Worldwound. Or at least Hell. Since a relatively small swarm of them can outrun most medium-sized prey, and murder the hell out of said prey in a matter of under 30 seconds.

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Because I didn't have a very expensive onyx and a necromancer has to start somewhere. ;p

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MagusJanus wrote:
So, it's more like the ever-hungry cow-kangaroo of the city-destroyers ;)

"Moooooooooooooooooo! Mate!"

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Ashiel wrote:
MagusJanus wrote:

However, the human method of assigning blame for large-scale destruction often places the blame for any damage caused by a fire to what started the fire; this is why, in real life, a cow has been repeatedly given credit for burning down Chicago.

So even if the Tarrasque only knocks over a single building, as long as that results in a city-destroying fire the Tarrasque still gets credit.

And that's how a Tarrasque can destroy an entire city. The challenge is not to kill it before it personally destroys every single building, but to kill it before it does enough damage to cause a fire which destroys the city ;)

Because of this, I will forever envision the tarrasque's roar as sounding like a massive...


Actually it's quite simple for the Tarrasque to destroy a small town, it just uses Trample. ....Oh it doesn't have trample. WHY DOESN'T IT HAVE TRAMPLE?!?!?!!!?!? Oh well, at least its natural weapons are treated as Adamantine. Hmm? What do you mean IT LOST THAT?!?!!?

Well, fine then, one could say that the Tarrasque is one of very very few creatures that can perform Combat Maneuvers on buildings. It's certainly big enough. For one building, Trip. For the town, Rush+Charge+Overrun. Aaaaaand there's 300 feet of buildings gone. For the next ten rounds it does the same to 80 feet per round, followed by another 300. That should bring down Sandpoint, or maybe even Magnimar, in about an hour. (I don't know how big Magnimar is.)

Or perhaps it can treat buildings like opponents and can thus use the Awesome Blow feat on them. (Insert huff and puff joke here.)

Though, I wonder, have you ever really looked at the Tarrasque, I mean Really looked at it? If you look super closely, you'll notice that it's covered in a very fine layer of fluff. And it's that fluff that allows it to murder its way through towns like a wrecking ball with teeth shot out of a railgun.

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Ashiel wrote:

I'm also in agreement that Witchfires are a sick joke. An 8d6 touch attack with a DC 22 save or become vulnerable (+50% damage) to their attack is harsh to begin with (especially combined with their formidable defenses), but if you meet one with the Vital Strike feats, just run for your lives.

The standard witchfire qualifies for vital strike, which allows her to smash someone for 16d6 fire damage as a standard action. Then if you fail a DC 22 Will save after the touch, you're effectively getting smashed for 34d6 fire damage every round thereafter. At CR 9. Yeah...

EDIT: Which is coupled with at-will SLA invisibility, the ability to summon 0-2 will o' whisps, and a +10 Initiative. An invisible incorporeal creature is effectively super-invisible since they don't make sound unless they desire, they have no scent, they don't move objects, and now you can't see them, so they're pretty much certain to get the opening attack, and kill someone on round 1.

Surprise: Witchfire moves up to the party's Fighter under cover of invisibility with a +39 Stealth (and scent, blindsense, and blindsight do nothing) and smashes said warrior for 16d6 (56 average) damage on round 0.

Round 1: A weak-willed character is probably going to fail a DC 22 save at this level, so on the next round, the warrior gets smashed for an average of 84 damage, for a total of 140 damage, then the witchfire sinks into the ground gaining total cover.

Round 2: The witchfire, while chillin' in the ground, becomes invisible again and using its brilliant intellect decides to screw with the party by letting them buff up and get ready to fight, and then just not fighting them, wasting their resources.

Round ??: The witchfire follows the party and waits until they rest. A 16d6 coup de grace is pretty much 100% foolproof.

Giving monsters feats that they should have to make them more scary can be just harsh. Some monsters are built without them for fluff purposes. Example: the 3.5 Tarrasque took Toughness six times in favor of better feats, like Improved Crit for each of its attacks, or literally anything else.

Also, one could argue that the Witchfire's appearance might ruin its invisibility as a matter of course. Invisibility works on light sources but never the light they emit, and it would be pretty hard to imagine "a fiery being that emits no light." To be fair, the party wouldn't know what this roughly cylindrical pillar of green flickering light was until it reached out a hand and touched one of them, but still, it would likely not gain any real stealth help from invisibility. Further, one could also argue that incorporeality doesn't necessarily foil Blindsense/Blindsight under strict RAW.

Lastly, that last round, while super effective, is the kind of thing most incorporeal creatures can do, just not as well. They'd probably have to whack-a-mole their head up a few times before finding a safe place to pop up and watch the party from, a head+ sized rock for example. Then follow, etc. The only reason this doesn't happen is because if the monster did this, there would be a GM in the real world suddenly feeling very, very lonely.

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I once had a GM arguing the exact same thing, just different part of the rules: melee weapon =/= natural weapon. And because the rules on performing a Coup de Grace said "melee weapon" it can't be done with a "natural weapon." Apparently lions, tigers, and bears (oh my) are incapable of ripping out an unconscious (or otherwise incapacitated) animal's throat with teeth or claws. That action requires at least a hand ax.

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Shaper wit! The bestest wit of all!!!!

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Finally! After......a period of time lasting at least......Five? Is it five? Yes! Five!.....Days! My evil plan has finally been set in motion! Because I win!!!!!

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shadowkras wrote:
This is how i see a female balor.

Dat cranial ridge!

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

To quote myself:

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
While it makes a certain "sense," I don't see why tengu (and nagaji and lizardfolk) have to be oviparous or monotremes. They seem to be descended from avians, but there are significant physiological differences between ravens/crows and tengu that may not have occurred via natural evolution, especially in settings with demonstrable magic and deities. If placental viviparious tengu (and the others) breaks the GM's and players' immersion, perhaps they could be ovoviviparous instead?

'S a lot of long words, we're naught but humble gamers... ;)

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KtA wrote:

I don't think the creators of the helm of opposite alignment put nearly this much thought into it.

Of course not. It's a cursed item. And cursed items are typically bent towards screwing up PCs. That tends to be their main function in the game. Either that or plot hooks...

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Hmmmmm, it just occurred to me that whether or not this would be a violation of a Paladin's......Paladinhood is probably based on his deity's beliefs.

Would his god/dess see it as a great method of punishment/rehabilitation, or mind-rape?

Are you allowing them the chance to atone, or violating their most basic fundamental rights?

Remember, some NG and LG deities are alright with the "ends justify the means" reasoning, while others require you to do everything in your power to uphold order and good in every step of your journey.

It also just occurred to me that this method would probably be used by a Lawful Neutral Inquisitor...

To get back to the debate of whether or not it's moral: That's massively up for debate. It depends on your belief system and whether you feel the ends justify the means or not. There really is no correct answer here, guys. Different people will feel different things, that's just how it is.

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Someone probably already posted this, but here goes:

New campaign idea:

There's a Kingdom with a zealous Paladin who forcibly employs this use of a HoOA as a punishment against evil-doers. All of them, from petty thief to mass-murdering psychopath. Altering anyone whose alignment is Chaotic Neutral or Evil-anything. The party meets this man and could become good friends with him until he witnesses a CN party member doing something questionable and either tries or succeeds in "bringing the criminal to justice."

This seems a great way to establish a Good-aligned villain (Lawful Good even) into a campaign. Especially if he refuses to back down while logically and rabidly defending his method as being "The best and only way."

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Every time someone types "rogue" as "rouge" I want to reach through the screen and grab that person's head and push their head into a shallow puddle to drown that person... Metaphorically speaking.


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Oceanshieldwolf wrote:
Nakteo wrote:
I want an AP in Numeria.
Yo Nakteo - a Numeria AP is happening. It's called Iron Gods and will happen next year.

Squee! Err....I mean... Kewl. <.< >.>

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I hate powergamers.

I love building powergamed characters, but refuse to play them.

I love Rogues, but hate that they suck.

I love the Tarrasque, but that that it sucks.

I hate Summoners. All of them. Twice.

I hate when GM's don't know what they're talking about.

I hate when people play outside their own sex.

I like blast spells.

I hate GM's who don't know how to say "No" to disruptive players who want to join their game.

I hate the backwards compatibility.

I want an AP in Numeria.

I hate Evil's image as a forbidden alignment.

I hate players who always gleefully jump on the Evil alignment when it's available.

I hate that Necromancy is usually seen as Evil.

I hate Drow as a playable race.

I hate the Tengu.

Strix are stupid.

Most of my roleplaying game experiences have sucked and have left me jaded. ;(

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My 2 cents:

I personally have always had a love of the base races, I don't know why, but they've always appealed to me. In 3.5, I tend to like Humans and Half-Orcs. Pathfinder, my favorites are Humans and Half-Elves. This isn't to say I don't have a fondness for other races (I have an Ifrit in my head that I've been dying to play for.....waaay too long. :\ ) I just tend to prefer the base races.

The only issue I have with exotic races is when the party goes overboard with it. I've been in a few too many games with people who played almost nothing but exotic races for various reasons, powergaming, 'it's cool,' powergaming, roleplaying purposes, and powergaming. And also powergaming. Not to be confused with optimization. (I understand that this is not the norm, this is just my personal experience.) Jumping back to the beginning of the paragraph, when I say 'overboard' I mean that the party looks more like Mommy Fortuna's escaped exhibits than a group of adventurers. We once had a party made up of a Mongrelfolk, a Stonechild, an Illumian, a Doppelganger, an Asherati, a Shade, a Blue, and a Tinker Gnome.

As I said, I have nothing against exotic races, but when everyone in the group is playing something exotic with no rhyme or reason, it tends to seem a bit silly. I mostly agree with an earlier post about there is no wrong reason to play an exotic race. There are, of course, always exceptions to every rule.

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Ugh! Now I feel dirty. I'm gonna go wash my hands now. :/

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Or a Falcata.

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Entertainingly, the wording on DR/Epic being overcome by +6 total enhancement bonus means that a +5 [Insert +1 ability] [Insert weapon of choice] overcomes most, if not all, DR. Up to and including Cold-Iron, Silver, Adamantine, and Alignment, in addition to Epic.

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So, back on topic, is anyone else a bit underwhelmed by the Marshal? Or have I just played with a few not-normal group of people who don't work together very well?

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There are ways to sneak Pun-Pun into a game. But it's not advisable, since you're then pitting yourself against the GM. And players only ever win that fight if the GM is either stupid, inexperienced, or incompetent.

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