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Sounds like they're a little bit paranoid; there isn't much more that Paizo can do to assure that the PDFs can be printed.
An excellent example of an elven inquisitor of Calistria appears in the Pathfinder Tales novel Queen of Thorns -- she investigates possible threats to the church, using seduction, trickery, and a bit of BDSM, and handles herself well in a fight with demons and other foul creatures of the Kyonin wilderness.
Another important point is that Calistria approves of prostitution and sex, but holds consent holy. A Calistrian inquisitor could be dedicated to seeking out and rescuing those forced into prostituion against their will, and taking revenge on those who forced them and violated them.
An ordinary understanding of English is assumed in interpreting the rules. Believing someone is being truthful is synonymous with believing they believe what they are saying is true.
Yes, there is the discretionary statement. It's not necessary to conclude that one doesn't automatically believe that black is white upon the rolling of a bluff check.
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You believe that he believes what he is saying. Insisting that you MUST believe impossible things because someone rolls a 20 is ridiculous, on par with insisting that dead characters can take actions because it doesn't say that they can't.
Alchemists are one of the best 'spells + sneaky/skillful' combination that pathfinder allows. (Certain bard varieties and inquisitors are the others.)
As for the name, it's sometimes used as a term of abuse for people with mental illness. I was the target of it when I was at school and it wasn't a joke or fun. If everyone in your game doesn't care, it's not a problem for a home game, though.
Change the name for one thing, it's a slur.
Rogue/wizard(sorc, arcanist)/arcane trickster is the classic, but it's a fairly weak build, largely because sneak attacking is weak in general.
Blaster sorc/wizard with high stealth is possible.
Unfortunately in the new hybrid class book, they didn't create a hybrid between rogue and wizard.
Epistemologically speaking, when someone says "I am an elf," what they're really saying is "I believe I am an elf." If you are certain they are not an elf due to other information, the bluff skill won't change that, but you may be convinced that they believe what they're telling you.
If they use a different lie, such as "I am an elf polymorphed into a human," then the evidence that they are human is not necessarily contradictory of this. However, if you happen to remember seeing that person born from a human mother, that still may only be enough to convince you that the person believes that. True seeing and other effects that allow you to detect polymorph magic would also allow you to discover that the person is not actually a polymorphed elf, but you'd still believe that they believed it.
Keep in mind that the prestige class is over 10 years old at this point, having been directly imported into PFSRD from the open content of D&D 3rd edition, and the alignment restriction came with it. In a lot of ways, the slayer represents how Paizo would have done a base class version of the assassin.
So in situations where a GM doesn't houserule it, such as PFS - what happens when a Kapenia dancer reaches 7th level? If I'm reading the rules straightforward, It would appear that a 7th level Kapenia dancer is proficient in medium armor, but not light, and suffers no arcane spell failure chance in medium armor, but still does in light armor.
Is this correct?
There is an unwritten rule that creatures with racial hit dice get skills and proficiencies listed in their type and subtype definitions, while creatures that are defined entirely by their class levels do not. This rule ought to be made explicit, and also humanoids with racial hit dice ought to get proficiency with weapons listed in their stat blocks. As it stands, by a strict reading of the RAW, aasimars, tieflings, and all the elemental-kin races have martial weapon proficiency as a consequence of their type. This is ignored in nearly all cases, however.
I'm not sure that 2 - year - old discussion, made long before the ACG was even conceived of, is relevant to this issue. For one thing, no FAQ or errata was ever made to say that a wildblooded sorcerer with the Draconic bloodline is ineligible to take levels of Dragon Disciple. A comment by the campaign coordinator on a long - ago thread doesn't make much sense as a way of establishing a PFS rule that is in explicit contradiction with the normal rules of the game.
Possibly, especially if the 20th level person is a spellcaster. I don't think the 20th level person should be propositioning someone over whom they have such literal power of life and death.
I'm more concerned about this demigoddess making the proposition. In terms of imbalance of power, this is way worse than, say, an adult propositioning a child. How can your consent be said to be free and uncoerced when, in the back of your head, you can't forget that she could squish you like a bug just by thinking it?
Character who don't get at least 8 hours of sleep a night (doesn't have to be consecutive hours) are fatigued the next day.
In the case mentioned above, the characters who require sleep to prepare spells (Wizards, arcanists, magi, and witches I think are all of them) will need 3 more hours of sleep. All other characters will need 2 more to avoid fatigue.
Kelsey Arwen MacAilbert wrote:
Not to mention "being mean to people because they're different is evil".
That's nice work if you can get it.
Wiggz, the elixir of sex change is clearly the magic item used by
Wrath of the Righteous Vol. 1:
Anevia and Irabeth to transform Anevia into her current body
which inspired a great deal of discussion on the message boards, among which were people asking for it to be given form as an actual magical item. People were INTERESTED in it, and so one of the developers decided to spend some time putting this magical item, which had been hinted at in an AP, and which people were interested in finding out more about, into a rulebook. If this were a magical sword or a helm or an elixir of hair-color-change instead, you wouldn't have cared.
Here's a really simple idea:
Bastard swords, Katanas, etc. are two-handed martial weapons, with the special property that if you have Weapon Focus in them, you can use them as a one-handed weapon, or you can use one that is one size too big for you as a two-handed weapon. Dwarven waraxes have this ability, but also give dwarves the ability to use them one-handed.
They've acknowledged that (read the thread, really) and made the point that creating an expectation of compilations, even an unfounded expectation, could potentially hurt the profitability of the company. They want your feedback on everything they do, EXCEPT this. It's not about whether the compilations would sell (they're sure they would), nor whether they would pay for themselves (they're sure of that too) nor whether they would be profitable (they probably would be, to a degree). Paizo's continued existence really does depend on the subscription model for their APs first and foremost, and doing anything that would provide an incentive for people to cancel their subscriptions in favor of waiting for compilations is something they will never even consider doing. And asking, creating threads like this one, and getting a bunch of responses that chime in saying, "Hey I'd buy that!" might lead to some people thinking a compilation might be coming, and result in them reconsidering a subscription.
So it's not that they're saying, "Please don't tell us what you'd like us to make!" It's that they've said, "Please do tell us what you'd like us to make, except for this one specific thing that we have determined we will never ever make because [reasons] and are worried that getting lots of people asking for might hurt our business model. But other than that one specific thing, we're open to suggestions! We might not do anything with them but we're always listening. Except for that one thing. Please don't ask for that. Anything else, go for it."