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At 8th level got a few druid spells (up to level 3), and at 9th level got a few mage spells (up to level 2).

HERE is a link to the OSRIC PDF.

-- david

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christos gurd wrote:
Arcane Dabbler is for those that want to pick up a smidge of spellcasting on a relatively low investment, so think arcane paladin or ranger but without having to play a bloodrager.

First edition Ranger (my all time favorite!) here I come. I can now recreate Traine dan Torcan, who was my first DnD character ever.


-- david

prototype00 wrote:
Deadmanwalking wrote:
A Goliath Druid can use compsognathus form to scout stealthily. Or pteranodon form to fly. Still lacks a tiny flying form, but it's not completely screwed on either front.
So as to keep the guide as simple as possible, I will opt not to cover 3rd party resources, if that is all right. I had thought the Goliath druid was Pathfinder core, but evidently not.

The Goliath Druid is Paizo material. From d20pfsrd.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Player Companion: Giant Hunter's Handbook © 2014, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Alexander Augunas, Luis Loza, Ron Lundeen, and David Ross.

-- david

Flag it as "breaks other guidelines" and Paizo will take care of it.

-- david

Why would you open a PDF file with Microsoft Word? Download Foxit PDF Reader, or Adobe Reader and try.

-- david

Yea, but as a Druid 7 (strong jaw) / Monk 10 (at max in the campaign I am prepping for), a monk does 1d10, more likely a step down from that.

I do not understand what you mean by "damage progression". What damage progression?

-- david

I am playing around with this. Something that puzzles me is "why take a level in Monk? What does it do for the build?"

Monk 1 gets rid of armor but adds Wis to armor class, adds 10 feet movement.

I guess that I am just missing the purpose behind, or how you get the huge amounts of unarmed damage.

-- david

It is only one order, they are just giving you the same PDF. Once as a single huge file, and once with each chapter broken out. All (almost all anyway) of Paizo's PDFs come like that.

-- david

prototype00 wrote:

That's easy! (Because I'm playing one.)

1 monk -> 6 levels of Druid (rush for that huge wildshape) -> 1 more level of Druid (For Strong Jaw) -> Any combination of Monk or Druid.

But I'll put the build in the guide.


Thanks. I think that I will change it slightly, and go Druid 1 / Monk 1 / Druid +7 for 9 levels total. Then I'll figure out the rest at that point.

Need the Endure Elements spells early.

20 point buy: S 17, D 14, C 14, I 10, W 14, cH 8, human.

-- david

Could one of your builds be a fairly simple Druid (Saurian Shaman) / Monk build?

Final character level will be 17.
Saurian Shaman does not get Wildshape till Druid 6.

I am just wondering what levels to take in what order,

-- david

My Account on the bottom left under Privacy Settings, Private Messages. Uncheck the box.

-- david

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Your original post was on Wednesday, the day before a four day holiday in the USA, so they won't see it till tomorrow. Also, bumping a post pushes it to the bottom of the stack.

-- david

Deighton Thrane wrote:

Well, I've been doing a lot of searching around for wild shapes on my druid lately, but I can't think of any feline forms that aren't in the CRB. They did get most of the different predator cats into the book if you consider they state the stats for the leopard should be used for mountain lions, panthers and such. Although you did miss the regular cat from the familiar section. Not useful for combat, but if you're trying to sneak about a city, there aren't too many places where a stray cat would seem out of place.

EDIT - Did a quick search, and looks like Frog God Games has some new cats in their Tome of Horrors Complete, but as for Paizo products, the Dire Tiger looks to be the best combat cat.

Yea, that is what I was afraid of. Thanks...

-- david


cat, cheetah: N Medium Animal
cat, leopard: N Medium Animal
lion: N Large Animal
lion, dire: N Large Animal
tiger: N Large Animal
tiger, dire: N Large Animal

all from Bestiary 1, are there any other Large, or Huge Felines?

-- david

Lunchbox3000 wrote:
I loved reading through your guide. This type of character sounds way fun. What I really wanted to know while reading it was what kind of level progressions for the two types you would suggest? I was also curious for maybe a model of how it might work as it levels. These are just my constructive criticisms.

Sample builds is what I am looking for. The next campaign, that I will play in won't be till about February 2015, and this looks like something that I would love to play.

For a sample build, we will be going to level 17 max, so I am thinking druid 4, then some levels of monk.

-- david

So if I understand correctly; I could create a Peri-Blooded Aasimar, take two levels of Admixture Evoker, one level of Druid taking the Fate Inquisition (instead of animal companion or domain) and enter MT at 4th level? Then I would finish out with Wizard.

If this is correct, which I think that it is, I have my PC for the next campaign which should be starting early February 2015.

-- david

I browsed thru the guide. I am really interested in a wizard / druid / mt. Do you have any suggestions for a build. Wizard primary.

Also, what is inquisitions for a Druid, ie which book is that in please.

-- david

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If Brewer asks me to take it down I will, but otherwise it will be here for some time.

For those looking at the guide, remember that the Crane style feats have been faq'd / errata so look carefully on that portion.

-- david

I would like to see a Genius Guide to the Talented Druid, since it is my 2nd favorite class.

Will send a note, but I would like "The Genius Guide to the Talented Ranger (PFRPG) PDF" since that is my most favorite class.

Thanks !

-- david

ps. You added too many "." in your last email address "" does not exist.....

Works for me, -- david

Will be starting a new campaign in a few months and this is one of three character concepts that I am contemplating.

The AP will take us to 17th level, probably for the last few battles only, so I was wondering how to break down the classes, and in what order to take them.

At the end I will be Cleric 1 / Monk 3 (4?) / Paladin 3 (2?) / CoI 10.

Human, 20 point buy. S-11(12?), D-12(13?), C-12, I-8, W-17(16?), H-16

I am thinking of taking the classes in this order: Cleric 1 / Paladin 1 / Monk 3 / CoI 10 and take the last two levels of either Monk/Paladin or Paladin only at the end.

What do you guys think about classes and stats?

The background that I have worked out in my head supports Cleric/Paladin/Monk/CoI chain, so that is fixed, but when to I take the last levels and which ones?

-- david

Not saying that the following is absolutely your case, but probably it is:

-- david

Dropbox or Goggle Drive has free options.

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Purchased. Because I am one, I noticed that you misspelled Deacon (Decon (Cover Artist): ) on page 2.

That really minor glitch aside, love the archetypes.

-- david

Your first post was Saturday 11:56am Eastern US time which means it was Saturday 8:56am Pacific US time. Customer Service does not work weekends (usually!), so they will not see your question till Monday morning. Each time you "bump" a post, it pushes it further down into the queue as they work bottom up.

-- david

FYI. Today is the 14th Business Day from October 5th. And with the Golem Sale, they are telling folks it may take a bit longer.

-- david

They do not stack. Use THIS LINK to d20pfsrd and if there is a C and/or an X in the same column then the same thing is being modified and they don't stack.

-- david

Every time you "bump" or add to your thread it pushes it down further in the queue as Customer Service works oldest to newest first and your and my adds just made yours the newest one.

I just did the same thing, but don't think that 2 minutes will make much of a difference.

-- david

cdenham wrote:
Does anyone have any tips for getting an order placed??? It keeps looping back to the home page after repeatedly forcing me to log in. 3 days and still no luck. :-S

Split PDFs out from Physical Product into separate orders.

Pre-orders into a separate order.
Depending on the number of items in the order, do it in batches of 20 or less.

Make sure that you ask to combine the shipping into one order whilst at STEP 2 in the order process.

Just suggestions, they may / may not work, YMMV, no warranty expressed or implied.

-- david

I am switching from Firefox to Chrome and have a stylish style for the Paizo website. It is:

@namespace url(;

@-moz-document domain("*") {
.messageboard-listing-no-new-posts a:link {
background-color: #F781F3 !important;

Can someone tell me what to change for Chrome. I think the @-moz-document line, but I am not sure at all, thanks,

-- david

3. No (I asked this myself a while back. It must be physical product)

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Yup, it does, and thanks for taking the time to answer.

Now to see if my wife will let me use my unspent "gaming" allowance to fund my addiction.

-- david

Sean K Reynolds wrote:

Thanks for posting this, Liz!

Anyone's who's curious about the thoughts behind and the purpose for this stat block should check out my blog post about it.

Interesting. I have a question about the "Ultimate PDF Backer". You say that it gets "every product from August 2015 thru August 2016", however in the "GM's Favorite" you mention every adventure for the same time frame.

Just checking that the "Ultimate PDF Backer" includes modules, as well as rules.


-- david

"Something of Candlekeep" It was a FR wizard prestige class that eventually gave metamagic feats, empower, maximize, quicken at one less plus to the spell level.

Kcinlive wrote:
Jason Nelson wrote:

You can still get excited. Because... reasons... :)

P.S. For lovers of the alienist, Legendary Games did make a version of the Alienist as a summoner archetype in Beyond the Void, which is also included in the Gothic Campaign Compendium. Very creepy and cool for fans of the PrC.

Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.


Click on the links. You can purchase them from Legendary Games.

Crunch is done, as I already had him partially worked up. I will work on the fluff since he was originally going to be in my home campaign and we are playing something completely different.

Rathan Summercloak:
Rathan Summercloak
Male Human evoker 1
TN Medium humanoid (human)
Init +8, Senses Perception +3
AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 10 (+2 Dex, )
hp 7 ((1d6)+1)
Fort +1, Ref +2, Will +2

Speed 30 ft.
Ranged light crossbow +2 (1d8/19-20)
Special Attacks Intense Spells,

Prepared Spells
Wizard (CL 1st; concentration +5)
1st-burning hands(2)(DC 16), mage armor(DC 15)
0th-detect magic, message, read magic(DC )

Str 10, Dex 14, Con 12, Int 18, Wis 10, Cha 8,
Base Atk +0; CMB +0; CMD 12
Feats Alertness, Scribe Scroll, Spell Focus (Evocation), Spell Specialization (Evocation) (Burning Hands)
Skills Knowledge (Arcana) +8, Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +8, Knowledge (Engineering) +10, Knowledge (Geography) +8, Knowledge (History) +8, Knowledge (Local) +8, Perception +3, Perception (Concealed or Secret Doors in structures built in the style of Ancient Osirion) +5, Spellcraft +8,
Traits Inquisitive Archaeologist, Magical Lineage (Fireball),
Languages Ancient Osiriani, Common, Draconic, Osiriani, Sphinx
SQ arcane bond, bonus feat, cantrips, evocation school, familiar, illusion opposition school, necromancy opposition school, skilled, versatile evocation, weapon and armor proficiency,
Combat Gear
Other Gear light crossbow, outfit (traveler's), backpack, masterwork, spellbook (wizard's/blank), crossbow bolts (10) (2), spell component pouch, belt pouch, 27.0 gp
Admixture School

Arcane Bond (Su) You have selected to establish a powerful arcane bond with a creature.

Bonus Feat Humans select one extra feat at 1st level.

Cantrips You can prepare a number of cantrips, or 0-level spells, each day. These spells are cast like any other spell, but they are not expended when cast and may be used again. You can prepare a cantrip from a prohibited school, but it uses up two of your available slots.

Evocation School You have chosen to specialize in evocation spells.

Familiar A familiar grants special abilities to its master. These special abilities apply only when the master and familiar are within 1 mile of each other.

Illusion Opposition School You have chosen illusion spells as an opposition school. Preparing an illusion spell takes up two spell slots of the same level. You take a -4 penalty on any skill checks made when crafting a magic item that has an illusion spell as a prerequisite.

Inquisitive Archaeologist You have studied the architectural styles of nations throughout the Inner Sea region, but none have fascinated you like the architecture of Ancient Osirion. Hearing that the famed necropolis of Wati has f inally been opened for exploration, you�ve come to that city to get f irsthand experience with the lost secrets of Ancient Osirion�s master builders. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Knowledge (engineering) checks, and that skill is always a class skill for you. In addition, you gain a +2 trait bonus on Perception checks to f ind concealed or secret doors in structures built in the style of Ancient Osirion.

Intense Spells (Su) Whenever you cast an evocation spell that deals hit point damage, add +1 to the damage. This bonus only applies once to a spell, not once per missile or ray, and cannot be split between multiple missiles or rays. This bonus damage is not increased by Empower Spell or similar effects. This damage is of the same type as the spell.

Magical Lineage (Fireball) One of your parents was a gifted spellcaster who not only used metamagic often, but developed many magical items and perhaps even a new spell or two--and you have inherited a fragment of this greatness. When you apply metamagic feats to Fireball, treat its actual level as 1 lower for determining the spell's final adjusted level.

Necromancy Opposition School You have chosen necromancy spells as an opposition school. Preparing an necromancy spell takes up two spell slots of the same level. You take a -4 penalty on any skill checks made when crafting a magic item that has an necromancy spell as a prerequisite.

Skilled Humans gain an additional skill rank at first level and one additional rank whenever they gain a level.

Versatile Evocation (Su) When you cast an evocation spell that does acid, cold, electricity, or fire damage, you may change the damage dealt to one of the other four energy types. This changes the descriptor of the spell to match the new energy type. Any non-damaging effects remain unchanged unless the new energy type invalidates them (an ice storm that deals fire damage might still provide a penalty on Perception checks due to smoke, but it would not create difficult terrain). Such effects are subject to GM discretion. You can use this ability 7 times per day.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency Wizards are proficient with the club, dagger, heavy crossbow, light crossbow, and quarterstaff, but not with any type of armor or shield. Armor of any type interferes with a wizard's movements, which can cause her spells with somatic components to fail.

Spellbook (Wizard's/Blank)
Wizard Spells
1st -burning hands, identify, mage armor, magic missile, open slot (level 1), protection from evil, sleep, vanish
0th -acid splash, arcane mark, dancing lights, daze, detect magic, detect poison, flare, light, mage hand, mending, message, open slot (level 0), open/close, prestidigitation, ray of frost, read magic, resistance, *spark

PbP stats:

Race Line in Profile:
TN Male Human
Class Line in Profile:
(HP 7 AC:12 T:12 F:10 Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+2 CMB:+0 CMD:12 Init:+8 Perc: +3

Created using PCGen 6.04.00 RC1 on Sep 23, 2014

bwatford wrote:

We are replacing the following:

Amal Tabloorasa the human rogue (Trapsmith)
Malik Adraza the human Sorcerer

Ah, skill monkey or arcanist.

Well, my rogue finally got accepted into another PbP, so I'll leave that one to someone else. I have had an idea for a wizard brewing around in my head for some time. I'll give it a go, and get something written up by tonight for consideration.

-- david

Could you define "support" character? I am thinking of a cleric (Ecclesitheurge archtype - LINK) and would like to know if that is what you mean by support?

-- david

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Damon Griffin wrote:
Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:
I don't. I was born in '91. What happened, exactly? The OD&D/AD&D/1st Edition/2nd Edition/Red Box stuff is confusing.

Good lord, my daughter is older by more than a decade. Way to make a guy feel old, dude. :)

DrDeth wrote:
Guys, Gravity is not what this thread is about. Can we get back on subject, please?
Yes, this thread definitely has too many irons in the fire.

My Grandson is only 3 years younger than that (born in 94). Talk about feeling old !!!

-- david

bugleyman wrote:
Papa-DRB wrote:

Can you simplify this for a retired dumb electrical engineer whose college days included transistor circuits?

-- david

edit: and use simple words, please.

In my experience, "dumb" and "electrical engineer" are mutually exclusive. ;-)

Thanks Bugley!

Mark Seifter wrote:
Papa-DRB wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
Posted a whole lot of stuff that I don't have a clue about...

Can you simplify this for a retired dumb electrical engineer whose college days included transistor circuits?

-- david

edit: and use simple words, please.

Sorry, the zombie and virus example is an actual quiz question from the class I TAed. I edited in an upshot paragraph for what the effect is, but it basically simplifies to something akin to Occam's Razor. Let's say you have a circuit that isn't working, and you figure it has to be one of three particular transistors that is causing it. You take out the first transistor and test it on the ammeter and it's completely shot. This lowers the chance that the other two are broken. Sure, they might still be broken too, but since transistor 1 being broken would cause the problem in and of itself, it's now much less likely that the other 2 are broken. But let's say transistor 1 works fine. Now it's become more likely that the other 2 are broken than it was before you tested transistor 1.

Does that make sense?

Yes. Occam's Razor I understand, and your example is perfect. thanks,

-- david

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Mark Seifter wrote:
Posted a whole lot of stuff that I don't have a clue about...

Can you simplify this for a retired dumb electrical engineer whose college days included transistor circuits?

-- david

edit: and use simple words, please.

BigDTBone wrote:
Papa-DRB wrote:
Jessica Price wrote:
Orthos wrote:
We'll have to agree to disagree then, DMD. Nothing pisses me off and strikes me as completely wrong more than that "All art is political" tripe.
The idea that reinforcing the status quo isn't political -- that those who want to change it are acting from an agenda (and therefore, it's implied, biased, self-serving, and ideologically driven) while those who uphold it are not (and therefore objective, unselfish, and neutral) -- is generally one insisted upon by people who believe they benefit from the status quo not changing.
No, you certainly do not have to look for or experience political meaning in anything. That doesn't mean it isn't there, nor does it make others strange to find it.

If others find political meaning in it, fine with me. Just don't make me out to be a bad person according to Jessica, since I allegedly "am one who believe that they benefit from the status quo not changing".

-- david

Added bold tags to the relevant part of her quote.

Jessica Price wrote:
Orthos wrote:
We'll have to agree to disagree then, DMD. Nothing pisses me off and strikes me as completely wrong more than that "All art is political" tripe.
The idea that reinforcing the status quo isn't political -- that those who want to change it are acting from an agenda (and therefore, it's implied, biased, self-serving, and ideologically driven) while those who uphold it are not (and therefore objective, unselfish, and neutral) -- is generally one insisted upon by people who believe they benefit from the status quo not changing.

I have to somewhat agree with Orthos. Why does every piece of art have to be political? Can't I just enjoy the tale / story / painting / statue / whatever without having to think of what the meaning is?

For instance, when the movie "Avatar" came out, my wife, myself, my adult (30+) son, and our 16 year old grandson went to see it. After the movie, my son started on a minor tirade about political meaning, etc.. I just said, good story. Bad guy becomes good guy and the good guys win in the end.

Do I have to look at everything thru the lens of politics or can I just enjoy the story?

-- david

ps. since WotR has been mentioned above, I am running that as a PbP here. Have read all six chapters. I enjoy the back stories of all the characters. It gives depth to them and it is a good story.
pps.Politics. A buddy of mine sent me this picture.

Odraude wrote:

Well, to their credit, they did discuss the issues coming into the ACG, which actually wasn't rushing the book. Between losing SKR, doing the ES Kickstarter,...

I'm happy the devs were able to comment on it and reveal their insight. I do wish it was more public, but you can't win them all.

Could you please provide a link to that thread.

-- david

Auth spawning has been pushed back a few days. Sara Marie posted that HERE

-- david

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Tacticslion wrote:
A real Egyptian ex-general wants to give me 2.5 million gold pieces (or or something, it wasn't entirely clear):

British pounds sterling, yea I googled it... heheh. and at $1.63 per gbp, that is a lot more then 5.2 million! Your rich man !!

Lilith wrote:
bugleyman wrote:
Kelsey MacAilbert wrote:
I was born in '91.


Wow, is my spot in the old folk's home ready yet? :P

Right there with you buddy. >.>

Your still kids.....

LazarX wrote:
Although I wish they had more options for character portraits.

heh, yea!

What I do, if it will help, is use Token Tools and create tokens from the photo's that Paizo uses for the messageboards, and save it to my output file and put them in as pictures of my characters, under the Description -> Portrait tab.

-- david

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