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Bump and update.

Have a Witch-doctor signed on for a third, a fourth would be helpful and welcomed. The start date has not yet been decided so there isn't a big rush.

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Hey all,

I had a group gearing up to run Reign of winter, and it became too big to run without way too much re-balancing and with that big of a party there would be too much shadow for everyone in the party to shine. To resolve both issues I decided to split things up into 2 parties in the way it made the most sense to me. To round things out the second group needs 2 more players who are looking for a good time in a relaxed and fun gaming group/environment. We are currently planning on running the game every other sunday starting at 4pm mountain time. Our usual sessions have been between 4-6 hours in length. We play using Skype to talk and Maptools for the Tabletop and combat.

the knitty gritty of character builds and such can wait until we meet up and chat a bit. The current party members are a switch hitter ranger with ties to the north, and a sorceress of unknown background. A healing focused party assistant can be on hand if needed so no need for anyone to feel compelled to play a healing class. We have a few house-rules that we think make a bit more sense and help everyone have more fun, those can also be gone over easier in person. I tend to run and enjoy a slightly higher power game.

If your interested you can post here, shoot me a private message using the forums, look me up on skype (colemanstrykr), or send me an email at PSYCHO_DIRE_WOLF@yahoo.com

I look forward to meeting some new players and sharing some stories with you.

PSY


I would allow it with a ghost touch weapon, which would make sense.


shield master is probably the feat he means, and that is really the only reason to take the sword and board style for ranger. I would also argue with the DM over this ruling, The early access of a few very important feats from the rangers combat style is one of the few benefits of playing a ranger over any other full bab class. The early access is not game breaking in any realistic way, it is just a little bit of style that is unique to the ranger.

From a DM standpoint I can kinda side with reserving the ability to introduce a houserule for something mid campaign, but only for extreme cases of things that would actually break the game and/or ruin the fun of multiple parties involved. In such a case(it's happened once or twice in my own games) I've done it between sessions, made my reasons clear and thankfully(because I play with a very reasonable group of guys) gotten agreement and offered to let them either just make a different choice or allowed a full rebuild or character change.

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precise strike would not be increased or multiplied by vital strike so thats just 1 extra d6. Personally at least in my home games I've ruled that impact ability and lead blades do not stack, effectively being the same type of ability.

Just my point of view.

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I have 2 solutions, both very similar, but dependant on how the mass of 25 bombs is dropped. the 2 ways I see 25 bombs being dropped that I see is either dropping a bag full of them either closed or open, or using said bag to pour them out so they kind of carpet bomb the ship or at least land in a nice decent sized cluster. My answer as a GM to either scenario involves almost no dice rolls, no initiative, and no combat rounds. The whole scene gets described out in possibly gruesome detail as if it were a cutscene in a video game. Unless you somehow manage or decide that the firebombs immolate the entire crew of said ship, they will quickly begin putting out any fires that happened to start. Best case scenario, you kill off a few important crewmen or have some of the crew still busy putting out fires when you board.

In my opinion the whole thing would better be done not from some exotic flying mount but from the deck of a ship either in pursuit or being pursued by the target ship. The best of both of those options could be accomplished with a fireball or 2 and some very handy archery. Though the archery could very easily be done from the back of said exotic flying mount.

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I'm with the OP on one small point, I also prefer rolled stats to point buy. The rest of his post being angry at organised play for using point buy however is just out the window. Organised play is meant to be fair and all characters are meant to be balanced and roughly around the same power level or at least potential power level, that is why they use point buy.

What the OP should be looking for instead of joining society games is a group that plays regular old home games. Where GM's are free to alter, cajole, or even ignore rules in the interest of fun. I am currently running one such home game and my group regularly does 2 games a week with different GM's so that everybody gets some play time. Anyone interested in some regularly scheduled weekly or bi-weekly gaming feel free to PM me to inquire about our schedule and openings in the group.

PSY

P.S. I apologize if I just fed a troll because I didn't read all of the posts in the thread but I felt I had an honest point of view that was not overtly hostile.


I'd say it's a pretty good alternative overall to the other options I've seen for AA. Definitely leaning more towards archer than arcane which is fine, you'll still have some good utility spells and such to keep yourself rolling.

I will say that you probably don't need the mounted archery feat. it's one of those weird things where it sounds good but you don't take any minus's while shooting from horseback unless your mount moves more than it's speed. I've found it's very rare to need to go more than 50ft(most mounts base speed) during a regular turn. The big exceptions are when your basically in full retreat or trying to chase down someone trying to run away from you. If you just couldn't find another more useful feat to fill the slot with then cool, but if you can move some other feats to earlier levels to get more play time out of them it'd prolly be a good move.

Just my few thoughts and opinions from a quick browse.

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a bit bummed that I didn't get chosen, but thems the breaks. If a slot opens up I'd be happy to fill it.

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I'm just happy I'm not playing my usual type of half giant that hates mind flayers as the worst slavers in the cosmos.

PSY

P.S. totally hoping we get an admission list today and that I'm on it =).


just to clear up my potential role, it's a half-dragon Ranger 6 to start out swinging a longsword and slamming with a shield =)


well, a handy dispel magic from your friendly local magic user could help, but the simplest solution involves putting down the bow and just stabbing them in the face.


I sent my full backstory last night and have my character sheet done up though it is a form fillable pdf that I like to use so I can either send a file to you or copy the important parts to another format for perusal.

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I'll get a full backstory written up then get some crunch done on him for approval as well, the backstory will be in your PM box shortly.

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I'd like to throw Caiden in for consideration. Caiden is a Half-Dragon who until being thrown into this strange world spent most of his time in or around a monastery high in the mountains, where he learned the ways of the wild during his frequent excursions to escape the monotony of his cloistered upbringing.

Mechanically he is a Half-giant base race with the half dragon template for 2 levels lower than the party and he will be starting off as a ranger but with a desire to explore the mental powers of his forebears at later levels.

This campaign sounds like a whole lot of fun and I would be honored to join, please let me know if you like my idea and I will begin the actual mechanical construction =)

PSY

Edit: I also have a more involved backstory I only included a bit here on how he developed his skills as a ranger.


The best description I've heard to explain how normal +X enchantments are applied from a character point of view is just that the blade seems to respond better/faster/easier to the wielders actions. so the blade will feel lighter in the hand, and when it strikes it will slice thru things a little easier or hits a little harder when the character connects. Of course these things are also from the point of view of a meager fighter who doesn't have detect magic or identify to simply tell him how the blade is enchanted in the novels I have read.

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hey, nice work overall, I was a big fan of arcanis even though I only had a pretty limited exposure to the setting early in my gaming career. The one thing I don't think you did justice to is the val bloodlines. Instead of just giving them eldritch heritage or meager psionics I think you should have simply updated the bloodlines as they were. They all had a very distinct flavor and situational usefulness. While mages could get the same powers thru use of spells, I think eldritch heritage makes it seem a little too mainstream and easy to get non val that have exactly the same abilities in seemingly the same way.

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next time the rogue or whoever wants to go off on his own, have him meet a mysterious and horrible end, maybe even an encounter that wouldn't be a problem with the party around.

Personally I've heard that piece of advise more often given to players than GM's. in building your own encounters or dungeons you should take some minor precautions against tempting the party to split up too hard. But generally unless your GM is actually inviting you to have some lone RP time(which should be handled out of session if done right) the party should learn to stick together or at least within shout for rescue distance =)P.

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maybe the first attack you ever make against the opponent. your not likely to forget you just got scratched just cause the claws retracted after it happened. the same goes for any recurring bad guys, you might have them retracted and hidden, but if they know they are there than they won't be suprised.

Yes though, this is definitely something to talk with your GM about.

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probably the GM applying a modicum of common sense if somehow the rules as written could possibly allow that. But I'd assume normal unarmed strikes are limited to once per iterative attack. have you ever seen someone try and hit you with every part of their body simultaneously? it either doesn't work out too well, or was just a tackle and not an attack to begin with.

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even though the druid entry only lists leather, padded, and hide the intention should be seen that any armor that is not metal should be allowed. Also don't forget dragon hide breastplate.

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I'd like to point out that there is at least two magic items, though one is slightly pricey, that solve this problem. Glove of storing, free action to safely stow your bow in a nice "little" place, you then quick draw the greatsword as normal and swing away. the other option is Gauntlets of the weaponmaster, pricey at 110k but possible, lets you store up to 10 weapons that allow you to pull one out or swap between active weapons as a swift action and have the added benefit of letting you pop greater heroism on your self 3x/day.

Just pointing out that there are alternatives to dropping your bow before going into melee.

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what he ^ said, very curious about this.

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soon as you have anything ready to playtest, esspecially mythic powers and the core abilities. I've been meaning to get registered on your forum so I'll get that done soon to help get things rolling.

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Hey all,

I have the honor of playing as a psion in a game that is dabbling in mythic rules. Now last I heard dreamscarred said that their mythic rules would be out in november. I don't know if that was for playtest or really get them out but I was hoping to use them instead of either bending the rules for archmage to work or switching to a martial class. Anybody hear any more recent updates or know anything more?

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and now I'm envisioning a fighter type wearing one of these as an all in 1 golf bag of weapons. to me this cuts both ways, on one hand once you strap your armor on or if your happy enough to be able to sleep in your armor without penalty you grab one thing to grab all or at least most of your weapons and combat gear, on the other hand, getting surrounded/taken prisoner, it's one thing the bad guys can take away to take all the same stuff from you.

As to the question, I'd allow most weapons to fit in one of the sections as long as it isn't totally impossible to fit at least most of the way thru the opening.

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without changing how the class works it would make things difficult. Personally I wouldn't have a problem with making the magus into a Cha based spontaneous caster using the bards spells known progression. This would however change one of the usual tactics magus players tend to use. Since spontaneous casters take longer casting metamagic adjusted spells it would somewhat make high metamagic play untennable.

As a simple swap over it's something you can talk to your GM about if it is a home game. As far as I know there aren't any feats you can take to make a prepared caster into a spontaneous one.

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OK, so I've got enough people to properly get the campaign moving finally. I'd like to thank those of you who showed interest but didn't end up playing for whatever reasons. Anyone else who wishes to join may still post here though you won't be dropped into the game right away but for lack of a better term wait listed.

I'll also be making a thread to keep track of the action and let anyone interested see how things are going. I'll post a link to that thread here once I get it set up and started with our cast of characters and thier back stories.

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It's pretty simple overall, mostly just gives us a visual display of where everyone and everything is and dice rolling. Go ahead and toss me an email and we'll get you set up with a character.


BUMPer cars?


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Still have at least one opening so drop me a line if your interested.

For some more general info, this will be a high powered game. That does not mean power gamed. I like a nice awesome game that people talk about well after it's over. That means strange creatures, exotic magic, insane challenges, and characters strong enough to overcome them all.

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It depends on how you GM is picturing HP's. Some people picture all but the last few hp's as expended energy to mostly avoid or absorb damage. In this case you might ask how the baddie looks, if he's getting low he'll be looking tired, winded, maybe even a little worn out or bleeding. Worst case scenario maybe you need to roll a heal check to get some info.

In the event that an opponent has damage reduction to the point that your dealing little or no damage then you should deffinatly be able to tell. Any decent GM will let you know that a blow didn't quite sink home or dig in as hard as you expected.

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Bump

Still looking for one more


Send me an email at PSYCHO_DIRE_WOLF@yahoo.com so we can get on a voice connection of some sort when you are available and we'll get your character set up. I can use skype or give you the TS server info for it.

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We will be rolling stats. I prefer it over point buy and it can lead to both more interesting and more powerful characters. As for limitations any paizo material should be fine, but I'd prefer to stay away from gun classes as in FR by they way I see and run it they are still extremely rare and volitile even beyond the misfire rules in the UC. Before we start play I'll do a little "sit down talk" to go over your character if you have one already or have a concept in mind, or help you build one if you don't. If your wanting to use any FR specific races or classes I'll work with you to bring it up to pathfinder standards so you won't be taking a hit to fit with the setting.

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Hey all,

So I'm putting together a campaign based off of Kingmaker. The changes include moving the setting from Golarion to the Forgotten realms. Many other changes and adjustments are in place but putting all of them here would ruin many good suprises.

We've already got 2 people signed up for sure with a possible third. I'm here because I'd like to recruit a couple more, get the group up to five. We'll be playing saturday's starting mid-late afternoon Mountain time zone into the evening using maptool and teamspeak 3.

I'm looking forward to playing with more of this great community.

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lets all try to remember that a wagon isn't really a combat vehicle. now when you start htinking about chariots, thats when you need to start throwing rules out the window a bit.

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the in game reason mithril affects armor and not weapons is it changes the weight. Making armor lighter lets you move quicker, while a weapon is more dependent on how big or awkward it is to move around. Heck, for some weapons making them lighter should make them deal less damage(thinking big 2 handed bludgeoning weapons).

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I know the store, spent alot of time there awhile back, unfortunatly I'm non mobile atm so can't get there reliably or I'd just ask around or post an add on the wall there =). I'm looking to start a game that'll prolly use a VTT and voip to play so location isn't a problem. anybody interested drop a line here with an email addy or send me a mail direct. playtimes will be determined once I know who wants to play.

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something to keep in mind about clerics and favored weapons at least, from a story perspective, is that not all of them use it, and even more of them use other weapons in addition to the favored weapon. I'd assume most of the time clerics of warlike dieties would use them for combat and the like. Other less useful mass combat type weapons would be a little more conservatively used. Like the example of a horde of dagger wielding clerics charging undead? Those same clerics would more likely produce morningstars, using the daggers as backup weapons or possibly just for ceremonial purposes.

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Hey everybody,

I recently moved out to buckeye and am regretably far from any of the local game stores. Basically I'm looking once again to recruit people for some gaming fun. I'm willing to host at my home and am also open to using a VTT for an over the web game.

What I have in mind to start with is a nice high powered game loosely based on kingmaker, and by loosely I mean REALLY loosely. Basically just the concept of setting up a kingdom and using the city/nation building and mass combat rules.

If someone happens to already have a game going in my area I'd be happy to join also.

Any questions or comments please either reply here or send me an E-mail at datkeson@gmail.com

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best way to usually enchant a shield while going shield master is to work up to your +5 shield enhancement asap to get all that double mileage out of the way and rolling, then either stack on any shield special abilities you want. After that when you have extra gold to splurge with put a Plain old +1 and whatever melee enhancements you get giggles from like flaming, holy, bane, all the oldies but goodies in my opinion.

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P.S. for the record my favorite uber end game setup is a +5 spiked light shield with bashing, arrow deflection, bane, corrosive burst, and speed. This is a very high cost item and only to be reached for when in a game destined to go to high levels =)


I'd say it would be pretty easy as a GM to accomodate this character concept. I'd have you buy your weapon and such as normal, and just have the weapon have the intelligence without any enhancements and you pay to upgrade those as you go just like normal, maybe giving the sword some special abilities and whatnot as you go and the father starts putting more effort into taking you over.

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Lumiere Dawnbringer wrote:
PSY850 wrote:

I think this could be a fitting punishment or counter to overly munchkiny players, and if it becomes an issue for regular players who arent just dying to get a character change or because they are bored then there are plenty of ways to bring people back from the dead in these wonderful fantasy settings. Heck, if the players manage to make some friends thru roleplaying they may even be owed favors or have backers who can help cover the costs of reviving the dead with no level loss. =)

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if a player wishes to change characters, instead of disemboweling themselves for a reroll.

they should ask their DM if at an appropriate time, they can change to a new character because they aren't too impressed with their current one. and even with a munchkin, you shouldn't penalize or punish them in game. you should talk to them out of game.

don't penalize the new PC just because they are a new PC. what high level party is honestly going to bother babysitting a penniless level 1 beggar?

I wasn't neccesarily saying level 1 bottoming out for every new character, but if you have multiple players doing things the wrong way by using intentional character deaths or wanting to change characters because they built exclusively to overpower levels 1-5 and now at level 8 they aren't the shining star of the party anymore so they wanna make a new gimmick that is uber at 8 but wouldn't get out of a barfight at level 1 then some of the solutions posted here would work.

Like a level or 2 below the highest or lowest level pc besides them, or by giving them limitations to make the new character believably come from the surrounding area. Most of the time when I have a player either wanting to switch characters due to innefectiveness or boredom I do have a nice little sitdown with them to make sure it's not for the wrong reasons or to be a recurring problem. If everything is kosher then the new guy is either found in the adventures or comes wandering in from a far away land to keep veresimilitude a little in check.

I may also be wierd in that I have my worlds populated not just by monsters and npc's, but also by other high level and high powered characters. If the PC's think they are the only ones in a setting with thier level of power aside from dieties it can sometimes lead to not thinking about the consequences of thier actions.

I actually had a player who was overall a pretty good guy and a friend overall, but sometimes took to his roleplaying a little too much. The incident in question happened when the party was up to around 15th level. They came into a mid sized city, about 1500 population, to do a little trade and recouperate. The wizard got the most expensive room, lots of food and fine wine, even the company of a lady, all on credit as one of the brave adventurers who came into town with so much gold and loot. A few days later when the party is rolling out of town the wizard refuses to pay at all and is told not to come back till he was ready to pay everything in full.

A few weeks go by, the cleric in the party even tries to talk to him in character to make restitutions, at which point the wizard said he would take care of everything the next time they went thru town. On said visit back to town the militia met the party at the gate. The party is admitted freely with the exception of the wizard. The wizard starts laughing in the guards faces and then begins walking away. As soon as he is well out of easy reach of the guards he pulls his nova routine and turns not only 20 or so innocent and well meaning guards to dust but also blows quite a hole in the gate. He walks into town and uses his display outside as an intimidation to get what he wants from the whole town. I ask him if he's sure 3-4 times thru this string of events and he replies yes everytime and towards the end even says "what can anyone here do to me?".

After he says this I let things go and he continues going around doing his thing even though the party all decides to give him a nice wide berth. About a week in town goes by this way until the excrement hits the fan. At that point the wizard wakes up with the entire establishment he had taken over as his own completely empty. He senses things are wrong and before he leaves his room he is completely packed, ready to travel, and buffed ready to fight. He finds on the street outside 3 elven wizards along with 12 troops. These were part of a group I had introduced much earlier in the game. A group organized jsut to keep spellcasters of the world from getting out of control. A sort of magic police. The elves were also wizards, and the troops were all using a slightly altered mage hunter prestige class. The fight was short, with the mages quickly countering the players spells and the troops then stopping him from casting and forcing him to surrender. His character was locked away for a few years of game time and he learned a very valueble lesson about my games.

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Best thing I've discovered lately is really something to grab for melee types as you get into mid-high levels with some spare loot money, a +1 adaptive composite longbow. for those silly situations where you cant get close enough to stab the bad guy in the face, at least you can still hit him and apply your full strength mod, no matter how buffed you end up.

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Depending on the half giant stats being used and the werewolf stats being used, that barbarian tribe is gonna be worth quite alot, especially if armed with silver weapons to bypass the DR. And if it's the pathfinder lycan stat changes they will only be +2 wis al the time, and +2 str +2 con when wolfed out, other then that they will just be human or elf or whatever they started as.

If them getting reinforcements is that huge of an issue, maybe try finding some reinforcements of your own. Send riders out to other nearby settlements and cities. A nearby elf settlement could be worth a bunch of archers added to your walls which would change the odds quite a bit before they even get to you.

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