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RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter, 2014 Dedicated Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 3,335 posts (3,369 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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I'd like the Dominion expansion to fleet captains please!

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Ill make a case for myself liking tech/science separate from magic. My gaming group tends to rotate games. We play Call of Cthulhu, D&D/PF, Traveller,etc. When we switch between systems we are looking for a particular experience. When I want science and space I plat Traveller. When I wat mysticism and horror I play call of cthulhu. When I want fantasy I play PF. I like each system being specific so that when we rotate the games feel different and fresh. I understand this is completely subjective.

Now where I think folks often butt heads is when it comes to system rotators and system exclusive folk. Some people have one system and one game so that one needs to be kitchen sink so they can mod it to fit any story. As a rotator I simply dont need this or desire it. I can see where many folks want a swiss army system though and know why its desirable for them. I wont neglect the guy that simply wants a magic-science mishmash either that's perfectly valid too.

I have a system for science and a system for fantasy. I like keeping them clean of one another so that the feel is kept contained. Completely subjective but thats how I am livin.

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These folks sound like sandbox isnt their thing. You are probably going to have to be proactive and bring the adventure to them.


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44 pt buy is now suicide territory?

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Looks cool, but also looks like it should get its wielder killed. Not upset about it tho.

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^This.

Sometimes your best friends make the worst gamers. Save the friendship ditch the game.

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captain yesterday wrote:
i like the picture of the halfling in the player's handbook, makes me laugh every time i see it at the bookstore:-)

Yeap, I laugh too as I toss the book on the shelf and pass on buying it.

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Sorry to hear that. GM still not listening to your woes?

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If its true and there is no modularity at all in 5E DMG I'll be bummed. Though you are going a bit far with this anger and rage.

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Aunt may solo movie? lol

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My backgrounds tend to be pretty sparse. I am of the "my backstory is about to be written" philosophy. Also, I can not make a fully detailed character from the ground up. I need some in play reactions and story development to grab onto. For me, the character forms through play at the table. So basically I pick a birth place, occupation/school/etc that explains class/skills/etc, and reason for joining the adventure. From there the character comes to life through game play.

I have to agree with Hama on the collaboration comments. I find it really helps if the GM is active and gives me some requests so I know what to work with. The more the GM gives me the more I can give them.

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TheRavyn wrote:
bugleyman wrote:
lorenlord wrote:
But like many of you, I wish and hope that they get a bigger digital presence out there.
Unless and until they do, 5E is dead to me.

New drinking game - every time Bugleyman posts about this, take a shot!

:)

I better stock up on whisky! Though no PDF or digital options is lame.

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Old Fashioned:
Ice
2 or 3 dashes of Bitters
1 Sugar cube
Cherry
Orange slice
Bourbon

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Carrion Crown spoiler:
The PCs were in a small swampy fishing village. The PCs were investigating rumors of a monster disrupting gravesites and eventually being driven off by the mad villagers. While the PCs were investigating the graveyard out in the swamp, they discover a hidden cache of gear. Oddly among the mundane gear there is a bag with skinned faces in it. The faces appear to have been conditioned to last. Other than that the PCs didn't uncover anything of interest.

Back at the swamp village's small tavern, the PCs are discussing how to proceed with their investigation. When suddenly the Halfling has an idea! The Halfling pulls out a skinned face from the hidden cache, "Hey y'all can I have your attention! Anybody recognize this face?" Suddenly door flies open on tavern and PCs are fleeing for their lives from a mob of angry villagers! Had to walk all night to Lepistadt since they were clearly not welcome in swamp village anymore!

Why the Halfling thought the villagers in this tiny backwater would be cool with a stranger whipping out a skinned face is beyond me.

More Carrion Crown spoilerage:
The PCs were investigating the beast's supposed crimes in the swampy fishing village. What they were not aware of yet is that vorkstag was using the skinned face of a trader as his disguise. Threw the party for a total loop for quite some enjoyable time. /GM smile

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Tin Foil Yamakah wrote:
I had the unexpected pleasure of sitting with my boss at a bar and hear him say "I'll have an Irish Car Bomb"

A most delicious choice!

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boring7 wrote:

I play to kill the monster, to take it's stuff, to save the world, and spend my reward on ale and whores!

Huzzah!

Pffft I play to get away from real life.

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I get that the movie is supposed to be an allegory. The characters just lacked sense to a point I couldn't suspend my disbelief. I think if they would have made a few simple adjustments the film would have been so much better. Even though I didn't think Prometheus was a great film I enjoyed it enough to look forward to a sequel.

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A good time plain and simple. I don't worry about anyone else besides the good folk who share my table. Folks I disagree with are just that; folks I disagree with. I wish them the best and have no ill will against them or their play style.

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Move action with disadvantage to stand up from prone.

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oh the imagery of adventurers looking like Randy from Christmas story is too funny.

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GrimSpider wrote:
Pan wrote:
Add a WW cultist left behind to clean things up at the schloss. This guy or gal is sadistic and is taking great pleasure in torturing the count and his servants. The cultist has not finished their tasks yet as the PCs arrive and save Alpon.
This idea makes some sense to me but I might flip flop it. Instead I would say a cultist stayed behind to finish up business with Caramarc. With less persons watching Caramarc was able to order Waxwood to release the creature to slay the cultist and free him. The creature killed the cultist but will not free Caramarc who is too weak to command it by this time. The creature has to eat or destroy at least the head of the cultist to prevent speak with dead on him.

Not sure you need to worry about speak with dead on the cultist. The cultist is just a lackey and doesn't have any info other than his/her orders to end Alpon and rejoin the group at Ascanor lodge. You could even slip a journal or scroll in the cultists pack that has orders saying as much.

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600 wow good job!. I only have about 200. A number of them are from my old man and step father. Its pretty funny the Steppenwolf, led zeppelin, lynryd skynrd albums are my fathers. The KISS, Dokken, Motley crew albums were my step fathers. They were about 6 years apart in age :)

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Turned to stone

Constantly be stoned
or
All your MP3s mysteriously convert to ELO tracks

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Better stick to cats Orthos.

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Well Madison is nice and all but I wouldn't consider it a big city. Is that joint Sambas still around? Excellent food and a nice stage for Jazz music. That was about 6-7 years ago though since I have been out that way.

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Add a WW cultist left behind to clean things up at the schloss. This guy or gal is sadistic and is taking great pleasure in torturing the count and his servants. The cultist has not finished their tasks yet as the PCs arrive and save Alpon.


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Best way to get people at work to stop eating my lunch is to leave notes telling them don't or ill hate them!

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My fathers responses were all fashioned somehow off of the movie Caddyshack.

"Does it come with a free bowl of soup?....well at least it looks good on you!"

"You'll get nothing and like it!"

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After further review the thread would have been much friendlier and much more interesting if it was about games you don't like.

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Funny, for the last two decades I have hardly bought any new albums. Since the resurgence of vinyl, which includes free MP3 download, I have been buying more than ever. I didn't find the story to be surprising.

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Roy Batty - Bladerunner : "I have… seen things you people wouldn't believe… Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those… moments… will be lost in time, like [small cough] tears… in… rain. Time… to die…"


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Oh my it got very 2008 in here all of a sudden!

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I dislike board games where one player is the "GM" against the rest of the players. Doom, Mansions of Madness, etc, etc. Though I do have a sentimental attachment to Heroquest, but its not exactly like those mentioned above. So I guess I have an exception to my own rule.

I do not care for sports video games. Occasionally, like once every 5 years or so, one comes out my friends introduce me to that I get a kick out of. Generally though, I would never buy a sports video game.

Edit: Ah total misread on my part thought you asked about games I don't like.

The absolutist is my least favorite type of gamer. The guy or gal who must act in a binary way without exception towards a certain game element. "My God hates y" "My ranger has X favored enemy so I hate them so much!!!11!1!!" These folks will kill first and ask questions later regardless of the situation. Often times doing so despite their allies asking them to show some restraint. Its even worse when they are suicidal about it and die hilariously while being outnumbered and outclassed because, "I just hate it so much cant help myself!"


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Buckle up folks this going to get bumpy! I suggest a big bowl this time!

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Lemmy wrote:

What I'd really love to see...

- Alternatives to vancian casting.
- Reduction/Removal of mechanical implications of alignment.
- Skills getting more epic at higher levels
- Martial characters getting mobility.
- Reduction of the Christmas Tree effect.
- Non-classs-specific Ways to make (viable) unarmored combatants.
- Revision of known broken spells (such as Maze and Simulacrum)
- Reduction of the gap between good saves and bad saves.
- Removal of SoL effects/A way to make spells less binary.

5E seems to hit most of these on the nuts.


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KenderKin wrote:
Liranys wrote:
I have had several characters who were orphaned, but they still had family or at least someone who adopted them and raised them. And their parents had backgrounds even if they didn't know them well. It's not the Orphan thing that's bad, it's when they just say "I'm an Orphan, I grew up in Orphanage, I don't know who my parents are or anything about my family." That's when it's a bad background.
I'm an orphan with amnesia.....they call me bob.

...but do you like to fight, bob?

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W E Ray wrote:


I briefly cancelled my subscription for the Pirates are Stupid AP, of course, and I'm in the lonely doldrums now until February when the next AP starts -- can't wait for Giantslayer -- shame we don't have a current AP for me to subscribe to.

Guess we get to swap places then cause I'm canceling for Fight giants?...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz AP.

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Hudax wrote:
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Charlie D. wrote:
Pan wrote:
Charlie D. wrote:
(like, RAW can my character breath--I'm not making it up).
Oh man that's funny. Did someone counter with "RAW doesn't say you have to breath!"?
That response seemed obvious. What is scary is how much debate and how many pages those posts go on for. I honestly can't tell who is serious and who is trolling and who is laughing. It's way too trippy for me.

Bah. I've seen comparable threads here

"Is breathing evil?"

"If I just go ahead and bypass your bow's +5 by sundering the bowstring......"

"Ha! It doesn't say RAW my bow even needs a string!"

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Have you seen this?

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I've had the unfortunate experience of one too many problematic players using the drow noble. Its pretty much a red flag that our play styles are probably not compatible. Could be I am just a few times bitten and a thousand time shy now.

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Excellent point bugleyman. PF is way more digital friendly. Like my earlier mentioned issues with 5E, digital offerings may get better at some point in the future. Right now though? Nada.....

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Stuff that allows moving and full attacks for martials please.

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Ill take the three wishes. I like to think I have a great sense of humor.

Watch your parents copulate every day for a year,

or

Join in just once.

spoiler:
stolen from Graham Norton :)


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MYTHIC TOZ wrote:
KenderKin wrote:
Want some popcorn?
Don't mind if I do NOM NOM NOM

atta boy!

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I wouldn't get too hung up on clerics being "1/3 combat". You can provide a lot of healing and buffs for the party. Life Oracle gives you all kinds of ways to help out. The witch is an ok healer but not as good as cleric/oracle. The fact that witches are good single debuffers makes me thank witch is not the best option for this group. I would take bard over witch just for the party buffing ability.

You mention undead do you expect the campaign to be undead heavy? some more campaign detail might help narrow the field even more.

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You can lead a gamer to mountain dew but you cant make them drink. You will have to run a less serious perhaps lower challenge game to suit the players. If that sounds like too much of a compromise, you may have to bow out. Sometimes your best friends make the worst gamers. There is no right or wrong way, each player must find their on path.

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I'll just talk about art for now since I haven't been able to give 5E a fair shake mechanically yet.

So far I have really liked the art of the 5E PHB. Its very appealing at times and nothing is too bad. The MM had some of the 4E artsytle I wasn't crazy about in the past but there are moments of awe in the book. It seems they have taken queues from all editions and tried to make a flexible artwork style and a less ridged brand. Despite the art being hit and miss I like the approach it leaves a lot of room for different products to have different looks to appeal to a wider audience.

PF art is easily recognizable. I know it when I see it. I think they have done a great job creating a brand. The artwork itself tends to be ok. It doesn't knock my socks off but is rarely so bad I want to avoid the products. I think ultimate campaign should be the benchmark for PF art.

Comparably PF has a much tighter reign on their art. Though if you look at what PF was trying to accomplish its right where it needs to be. 5E casts a wider net. While I loved the art in the PHB, halflings are god awful. A looser standard will allow D&D to differentiate settings and products which is what WOTC is going for.

At the moment 5E cant compete for me because PF has so many character options and supplements available. This could change with time but for now PF has a clear advantage. Another element is published adventure material. I know that many folks homebrew so this isn't a thing at all for them. For me I like adventure material and Paizo kicks ass at it. 5E has a long way to go to catch up. Also, I don't mind Golarion but cant stand the forgettable realms which is the standard for 5E. Probably will be quite some time before 5E is in shape for me to really consider it a competing product.

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Kirth Gersen wrote:
blahpers wrote:
And questioning whether such an approach is "sane" or "useful" is a little on the side of "unnecessarily adversarial".

True. It was meant to be an amusing quip, but that in no way excuses it.

To be fair, I should probably note that I find it unnecessarily adversarial every time someone comes into a thread and says, in essence, "Well, my group's getting what WE want, so screw all the rest of you. So what if the game could easily give us both what we want? It'll never do that, because those of us who can already play it will always work tirelessly to make sure no one else can." It reminds me of putting your signal on for a lane change, and encountering a bunch of those drivers who will intentionally speed up and slow down solely to prevent you from merging into their lane, even though there's plenty of room there for all of you.

It's not a zero-sum thing.

Remnants of the great E.war I'm afraid. That zone where everybody gets what they want isn't as big as a lot of folks may think. Many of the proposals to make the game more balanced would pretty much ruin the game for me. Not saying the goal isn't admirable, but don't assume the "just tellin a story" folks are cool with whatever changes to the game are necessary for a tightly balanced product. While the fight may be exhausting, I think its worth having to make sure the game stays in the zone for everyone. After all, D&D/PF is pretty much an unpaved country road at this point. Not much room for merging traffic in such a tiny community.


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Rynjin wrote:


A "mop wielding Fighter" need not be as powerful as a Greatsword using one.

Time to build the Toxic Avenger!

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