Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Grick

Nix Tharel's page

Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. 133 posts (895 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 3 aliases.


RSS

1 to 50 of 133 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | next > last >>

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Strella68 wrote:
How long do you have to wait until the shipped item arrives to you?

For Germany, about 2 weeks is typically average. Notable exceptions are the Christmas season.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
SplittingImage73 wrote:

Hello Nix, thanks so much for your input, really helpful. It saves me time from driving out to the bookstore in town to see what's in an actually AP.

In general, APs sound like a ton of fun. I don't mind doing the GM "homework", in fact I look forward to it.

For the sake of budget limitations, is the Anniversary Edition of RotRL a good investment? Having everything in one book seems convenient and the plot seems easy to get myself and my friends feet wet (although APs like Skull and Shackles or Reign of Winter sound cool, I don't want to dabble in "must-have skills" during character creation yet).

Also, in term of maps, do APs show you or describe to you what you should draw in terms of places of interest? When I was doing AP research, I know some of the dungeons are crazy massive. How do GMs deal with these massive dungeons in terms of map grids and combat? I'm willing to draw on my BB flip map, I'm just not at the level of sand-box invests to make all the rooms up as of yet :P

RotRL is a good one. Specific questions are probably better directed to the appropriate sub-forum.

Personally, I don't find the Town Square map reusable enough to be worth it.

APs don't show you, directly anyway. But there is a natural tendency to focus on things that deserve attention. The glowing thing with monsters crawling out of it doesn't require much additional focus, just mark it's outline with a different color marker on the map.

For general mapping stuff, I use this in addition to the BB map, although a double pack is also available now. A multi-color pack of wet/dry erase markers works well, having some colored glass gaming token-beads are also useful.

Not every room has a combat, so don't worry about mapping out the whole dungeon at scale. You can get a PDF of just the maps (same size as what is in the book) here. If you don't care that secret rooms are obvious gaps, you can print out a player view, cut it up, and give the players a piece room by room. For outdoors areas, just use it as a reference.


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
SplittingImage73 wrote:

Now that My friends and I know the basics, I wanted to start an AP with them. But I'm not sure how APs work.

Are they the same as how the black fang campaign was written in the Gamemasters Guide of the Beginner Box? As in, does it tell you what to do, when what events trigger, what to tell the PCs, etc.? Thanks for your help.

Adventure Path's are a series of 6 books. The bulk of the book contains adventure text. There are typically 2 segments on side topics per book (city/village/location description, new (special) rules for the adventure, description of one of the religions related to the campaign), a few pages of fiction, and some new monsters). There is also a free Players Guide which can be downloaded.

The Adventure Path (and modules) doesn't give as much direction, as Black Fang's Dungeon was meant as an introductory encounter with rules interjected into the text. Instead, you'll need to "understand" the rules well enough to have an overview of what should happen, although the trick to good GMing is knowing how to improvise past parts you don't know very well offhand. (Don't stop the game, just make a note to look it up later, and use a dice roll that seems appropriate.)

The APs/Modules use a similar format as Black Fang's Dungeon. There is a section title, "Block Text" (designed to be read aloud), then text describing to you the true details of what is present that you need to interpret/handle, and then Stat Blocks (or page number references to them) for any combats.

Before a session, you'll have to review the encounters, check the bad guys abilities, and look up what the mean. You'll have to read up on the backstory of critical locations and characters, and be ready to act out NPC's. Key NPC interactions are noted in the APs, but you'll presumably have to take some notes.

1) The APs/Modules use more rules than the Beginner Box. The 'Open' part of the Pathfinder Rules are available for free at: http://paizo.com/prd/. Having a physical copy of the Core Rulebook at the table is very nice, and you should ensure that all of your players have quick access to the text of any rules they use.
2) A module might be a better transition piece. Search for Paizo's Free RPG Day modules for a short version, but The Dragon's Demand might be good. However, APs start with brand new characters are meant as a full campaign. When you start an AP, you start with new characters. (Modules are not meant as a full campaign, are more of a "short story".)
3) Also note that a new AP is starting right now. If you want to subscribe through Paizo, now would be the best time for the next 6 months. See Mummy's Mask.
4) These message boards connect your to a wonderful community. If you have questions, need advice, or even want to know how other GMs handled something, this is a good place for all of that.


TarkXT wrote:
I haven't seen much out of bejis though I think his internet is in the suck.

Still here. Deustch Telekom claims to have fixed the Internet, (and it seems to be working so far), but I'm clueless how they did it without access, or why they couldn't fix it the first two times...


My home Internet connection isn't working properly. My posting might be delayed for a few days.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Cori Marie wrote:
Here is what my shelf looks like (many of the files are much more complete now) Picture

@Cori: That looks very nice!


It's been nice that Germany has escaped the harsh winter so far, though last year it caught up to us in March.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The hardcovers are easy enough to store, but I'm not quiet happy with how I store others

I've noticed that the softcover books tend to be a bit thicker on the binding side. In my Adventure Path collection, a few are forced back into the shelf while the two adjacent books push together to cover the gap. Has anyone else had (and/or solved) this problem?

I've though of using more bookends, but wasn't sure if this would cause additional wear on the books.

I've put the saddle stitched books in magazine boxes. They store well in this way, but they tend to be difficult to locate. This isn't a big problem for the (old style) modules, but it is inconvenient to find a Player Companion quickly.


I'm sorry to hear that. All the best for you and your family.


Just a heads up that I'm probably going to (continue) being a bit scarce for another week, our next baby is due in the next few days.


Hit Die Roll: 1d12 ⇒ 4


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
ZanThrax wrote:
Buying content twice hasn't stopped Lone Wolf and Paizo from having a successful relationship.

I think a large part of that is OGL content, the art assets are in a different category. There are free alternatives to Hero Lab, but Lone Wolf makes the UI work well, and this is where they add their value.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Mr Chickins wrote:
personally i dont get the point. i think piazo could have just teamed up with the roll20 guys and had something up and running 12 months ago. surlying just linking the piazo and roll20 shopfront would have been a easier. why dosent piazo sell maps etc on roll20? seems obvious to me.

I believe at one of the convention panels, Paizo said they had talked to other companies about licensing, but were unable to find a common ground.


I've been having problems accessing paizo.com, I assume it's related to their sale from the notice on the top of some of the web pages.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

It looks like it is the power of the deity that shows: Cleric's Aura


Trevor Culexis wrote:
Bloodless needs a flanking buddy to help draw off aggro.(Yes I know this isn't WoW but it is appropriate.)

Bejis is supposed to be the meat shield, but Bloodless was the obvious threat in that encounter.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Dakwan wrote:

For personal use I went through a listed every encounter in the entire AP and then noted which pawn box has what creature and if there is an available PF battles or reaper mini.

image uploaded here

There are a couple that I don't have any solution at all for unfortunately. There may be other PF battles series or minis by other companies that would suit but I only looked at the pawn boxes and stuff geared directly for RotRL.. If anyone has any suggestions then please let me know!

Could you post your original data? It would be nice to update this with Bestiary Box 2.


Fort: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (10) + 7 = 17
Fort: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (3) + 7 = 10 Am I paraylyzed?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
mearrin69 wrote:
An idea: for products that are a single PDF include two links, one for a zip and one for a raw PDF. I don't know the technology issues surrounding this but I'd think it'd be clear enough from the users' point of view.

I assume that have never worked tech support, as there is no such thing as "clear" when it comes to how end users will interact with software. (E.g. I have had to help someone power on their computer.)

There would be some increased demand on Paizo's support staff if a change is made, (as Vic mentioned above). This has to be weighed against the benefit to smart phone and tablet users, which don't have Adobe's PDF reader plugin to "intercept" PDF downloads.

(While I'm thinking of it, I should mention that direct ePub downloads would be nice to do, in addition to PDFs.)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I also frequently use my iPhone to read the forums without a problem.

Making posts is a bit more difficult, due to the large text entry width compared to what is visible on the screen. (If I can easily read the text, I can't see more than about 40% of the line.)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Ross Byers wrote:
Maybe detect the browser platform when determining how to personalize? (I of all people know that that is far from trivial, but it's an idea.)

A simple profile setting somewhere would be a more direct (and controllable) solution.

I suppose the scenario of when a small PDF (i.e. just of maps) is included with a download would also require some special handling, further complicating the issue.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Jerry Martin wrote:

Will the earlier promos be added to my first sub.

Is there anyway your UK based (and overseas) supporters can obtain earlier (August) promos.

I don't have an official answer, but see Vic's post a few up, and: http://paizo.com/products/btpy8x6n/discuss&page=3?Pathfinder-Adventure- Card-Game-Subscription#147

I think this would only count for the next few days, though.

For ordering just the Character Add-On deck to Germany, the total cost including shipping/handling was $21.86. I assume shipping charges are based upon the black magic of USPS pricing, so your experience may vary.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Tamago wrote:
I use an app called GoodReader, which is way faster than iBooks, and also handles the zipped PDFs.

Thanks for the tip!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Did this get lost in the holiday weekend festivities?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Nathaniel Gousset wrote:
Thanks for teasing us, european, that couldn't access thoses shinies because of over-inflated shipping rates and boundaries taxes.

See 5 posts above yours.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
TOZ wrote:
Shem wrote:
How do I ignore this thread...
Don't read it.

I'm afraid it is too late for that.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Jeff Alvarez wrote:
Okay I've heard back and unfortunately they won't have space in their booth at Essen to demo the Adventure Card Game this year. Sorry.

Thank you for the update.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I would like to suggest (where sensible) a direct PDF download, as opposed to ZIP files, so that one could directly load my PDFs into iBooks on iOS devices. (I recognize that one can use 3rd party utilities to unzip the file, but I find this to be buggy at times, especially with the large hardcovers.)

An alternate suggestion along similar lines would be an App connected to my Paizo Downloads, which could handle the PDF downloads.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Doug Hood wrote:
New to this stuff: what is the size of each individual square - ie will basic lead figure fit? Agree with other comments - this is lacking specifics, I see people can only get info they need to decide to purchase as board posts. Unless the specs are on the BACK of the envelope - in which case need an expandable image for that also.

It's one inch square. Stats can be found on other products in the line. For instance, the previous Basic Flip Mat

I store mine folded vertically between the side of my desk and the wall. They could be folded both vertically and horizontally, but I find it takes a bit longer for it to straiten out afterwards. The already thick paper is embossed/impregnated with a chemical that lets you use it with whiteboard markers.

Pick up a pack of wet erase markers and you can quickly setup a combat. Dry erase will work fine, they tend to get unintentionally erased easily.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Fromper wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
"Thats comming out of your holiday bonus" - classy

You gotta wonder what holiday they celebrate where they give her a bonus.

...

Nale:
It's worth noting that the first panel clearly shows Tarquin sheathing his dagger, which is presumably covered in Nale's blood. He can still do resurrection from the blood, if he wanted. Another interesting question is if Nale would consent to being resurrected by his father at this point.

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Is there going to be anyone demoing the Card game at the Spiel Convention at Essen, Germany in October?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
HackMagus wrote:
The beta is shaping up nicely. I searched the thread(s) here for discussion on Pawn Facing. Is that on the list of "To Do"?

I don't think Pathfinder uses facing for characters.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vic Wertz wrote:

Those of you who think we're charging too much for shipping, I invite you to head over to the USPS postage calculator or the UPS calculator and do the math yourself.

...

Thank you Vic for taking the time and energy (across many other posts as well) to keep Paizo's operations and intentions transparent. It has given me much confidence in Paizo as a company.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Will there be anyone distributing promo cards (and/or demoing the game) at the Spiel '13 convention at Essen in October?


I'll put up a post later tonight. Real life has been pretty busy lately, but my German final exam is on Thursday, and then I won't be busy the entire day for the summer.


Zyren Zemerys wrote:
Does anyone know a good link for a nice Pathfinder character sheet? Need to print some for my pupils.

Happy Camper's Sheets

These are customized per class, I use these when I need to print out one for players.

There are many potential sheets between all 3 PDFs, for the common sheets like inventory or gear.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
benfromidaho wrote:
I was wondering if a lite version of the PDF is available with the PDF purchase. This is a HUGE book, so I'm concerned about it being able to be loaded smoothly on my iPad. Thanks!

I'm using a light version of the RotRL Anniversary Edition.


I apologize for the delay in posting. I have time tomorrow to do the next update.


Stiehl9s wrote:
Twilightrose wrote:
Stiehl9s wrote:
and you got paid right?
Yeah they're suppose to send out a check in a couple or weeks. $10 a day plus $2 lunch reimbursement and an additional sum to be based on mileage calculated by zip code.
$10 + $2 lunch?! Where can you eat lunch on $2? I'm all about doing my civic duty but it should at least compensate you close to a legitimate daily wage.

If you brought (a small) lunch from home, a $2 might cover it. However, $10 for a days isn't feasible.


I'll be back in the hospital for the next few days, (scheduled, this time,) so my posting will be a bit erratic.

Bejis will start attacking once the oil is applied. He'll try to 5 foot step his way to where he can safely be Enlarged.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Vorkan wrote:

On the internet I have found 2 different Box Arts for this Set.

http://paizo.com/image/product/catalog/PZO/PZO1003_500.jpeg
and
http://www.fantasywelt.de/images/product_images/popup_images/15643_0.jpg

Do you know if there are 2 different versions of the this pawn-collection?

The picture of the second one suggests that the pawns don't have any text on them (if you look closely on the picture in comparison to the other one).

This would be preferable to me since it makes them more versatile and doesn't spoiler names of characters/monsters or anything.

Can someone help me with this?

Please note that you will need the plastic bases to use with this. The intention is to use the bases from the Bestiary Box.

Additionally, this set will not include pawns where they can be found in the Bestiary Box in sufficient quantity. Even then, this will not be a complete coverage of all the NPCs (there is another thread somewhere on that), but it will cover the bulk of the NPCs.

If you are in Europe, the shipping for the Bestiary Box from the USA is expensive. You can find it from Fanasty Welt here.


Zyren Zemerys wrote:

The question is whether you want it hardcore German PBP or not :)

If the first one is your goal, I would recommend you get the German rulebook of whatever system we agree on :)

Hmm, is there a PRD somewhere in German? (I don't see any on Ulisses Spiel's website.) There is a PDF of the core rules available for 10 Euro.

Was the SRD translated?


Zyren Zemerys wrote:
Oh please not...even though there is an English Version (The Dark Eye) I hope none of our English speakers here has ever touched it^^...

I've ran across the (German) DSA box, but I don't think I've handled the books.

I assume everyone here knows Pathfinder. I do have A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying game on my shelf, but I haven't read it yet.

The bigger question is: where could we run the game? The forum rules don't allow long threads in foreign languages, (as they can't effectively be moderated).


Ich mache bei der Universität Deutschkurse. Ich glaube, ist es circa Niveau B1. Mit schreiben, ich habe Problemen mit die Grammatik zusammen zu bringen.


A question Zyren, Feytharn, and any other German speakers in the thread: Do you know of/run any German Language play-by-post games?
I need practice with my German writing skills, and a PBP would be both entertaining and regular.


Doing ok there Tark?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Matthew Morris wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
I assume this is the lead in to that, but the use of prophecy as direct foreshadowing leaves a need for some kind of twist. Zombie (or some other undead) Belkar, perhaps?

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
DM_Kumo Gekkou wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

I don't have answers to your questions offhand.

However, if you are looking to prepare for this, I highly recommend listening to Chronicles: Pathfinder Podcast episode that reviewed this module. They cover some other pitfalls with that scene.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Asmo wrote:
Why are they colored diffrently?

Do you mean the numbers on the pawns? It helps clarify which figure is being referenced on the table. Or did you mean something else?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
NobodysHome wrote:
Wow -- always, always, ALWAYS work in a text editor! Just lost my post with the full break-down of what was missing.

Use this to solve that problem.

NobodysHome wrote:
I'm not in the publishing business. Would adding 12 sheets at an extra $1 a sheet be do-able? Or would you lose too much market because not all gamers are as obsessive-compulsive as I am, and would balk at the extra price?

You also have to account for shipping. The Bestiary Box is extremely expensive to ship overseas, (I think more so than the Box itself,) where the Runelords pawn set was in the normal shipping range.

1 to 50 of 133 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | next > last >>

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.