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Suspend subscription : Usually a month or so, but you then pay and get all the items you missed.

Cancel subscription : You can restart when the item you want becomes available.

If you are asking to not receive the Iron Gods AP at all, then they will have to cancel the subscription, and you can restart it when the 1st chapter of the next (or some future) AP begins.

-- david


Thank you for the information. My intent was more along the lines of debugging the issue for others. Right now, the address that is listed as "Other Address" is the Address that I have used since AP volume #1. I changed nothing. What changed is I no longer have any subscriptions. I was hoping that could point the PMG and others to a section of code in order to debug the issue that others are having.

-- david

Long time VM Base Support, and then MVS/CICS Support.

I have noticed many threads about not being able to purchase items from the website because of the inability to add a Shipping Address, so for giggles I went and looked at "My Account" to verify that my Shipping Address was ok.

Well, under "My Subscriptions" on the "My Account" page, there is a phrase in BOLD RED Subscriptions cannot be processed without a shipping address.. Huh? I looked and my Address is listed as "Other Address", and under "My Address" on the "My Account" page it says that I have zero active address.

I think I figured out what occurred. I was a Charter AP subscriber, and my Address has been the same since the beginning. Because my wife and I are both retired now, and we need to ensure that the financials are working (and I am not interested in Iron Gods AP), I cancelled my AP subscription, which was my last subscription. At THAT point my "Shipping Address" became "Other Address".

Now, I have been able to order some PDFs (ie. no shipping needed), but I have not tried to order any physical product.

Also, I can not find a place / method to add a "Shipping Address".

I hope that this has been helpful in finding a solution(*) to the inability of some folks not being able to order product since they can not add a Shipping Address.

-- david

(*) I almost reverted back to my corporate days and said "solution the problem" shudder

You do realize that Customer Service works from Bottom Up, so every bump pushes you back down to the bottom of the work pile.

-- david

This may be a dumb question, but did you purchase the PDF or the Hardcover?

If you purchased just the Hardcover, and you are not a subscriber to the RPG line of products, you do not get the PDF for free.

-- david

I use the following two products:



That way I give consistent answers to knowledge checks.

However, I may incorporate some of the answers above. Thanks,

-- david

FAQ wrote:

If a prestige class requires 5 ranks in a skill and I have 6 ranks in that skill, do I still meet the requirements?

Yes, because skill ranks are inclusive: if you have 6 ranks in a skill, then you have 5 ranks in that skill, and therefore meet the "have 5 ranks in [this] skill" requirement.

In the same way, if you have a BAB of +6, then you have a BAB of +5, and therefore meet the "have BAB +5" requirement.

In the same way, if you have Str 15, then you have Str 13, and therefore meet the "Str 13" feat prerequisite for Power Attack.

However, spellcasting ability is not inclusive: it is possible (mainly through the use of spell-like abilities) to be able to cast 3rd-level spells but not 2nd-level spells. If you can only cast 3rd-level spells, that does not meet the requirement of "able to cast 2nd-level spells."

Oh, that is a new one on me. I looked under Core Rules FAQ, but could not find that one. Could you provide me a link, thanks muchly.

-- david

edit: never mind, found it, and thanks..

Arachnofiend wrote:
Papa's wrong though;
PRD wrote:


To qualify to become a mystic theurge, a character must fulfill all the following criteria.
Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 3 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 3 ranks.
Spells: Able to cast 2nd-level divine spells and 2nd-level arcane spells.

PRD wrote:


Spell-Like Ability: Aasimars can use daylight once per day as a spell-like ability (caster level equal to the aasimar's class level).

And according to the PRD and the FAQ and a Design Team ruling, daylight can be used as a arcane spell, and that arcane always counts before it being used as a divine spell.

So, Aasimar -> Daylight (with a level in sorcerer) meets the Able to cast 2nd level arcane spells.
So Cleric level 3 meets the Able to cast 2nd level divine spells.

Please point out where I am wrong.

-- david

You could also play an Aasimar. Using the 3rd level daylight ability, you can qualify for Mystic Theurge at 5th character level.

Cleric 3 / Sorcerer 1 (emphyral (sp?)) allows you to take mystic theurge. As a 10th level character you would be Cleric 3 / Sorcerer 1 / MT 6.

Cast as a Cleric 9 and Sorcerer 7, and with the emphyral wildblood line, wisdom is the casting stat for both.

-- david

GM Darkblade wrote:
Sure, lay it out and the group will take a look. Remember everyone, they are judging on backstory as much as crunch. I work elements from player backstories into future encounters to include something for everyone.

Got into a different Kingmaker PbP, so I'll drop out of consideration and let someone else have a run at it.

-- david

Not Paizo staff here, but the usual reason for that is a mismatch in the address that you have on file with Paizo and the address that the bank has on file. The addresses have to match exactly, down to the last comma and period and abbreviation.

-- david

edit: If that is not the issue, then you will need to wait till Monday when CS comes into the office.

I'll be honest. I liked the old way better.

But then I miss my old 3277 green screen.

-- david

Are you open to the ACG classes? I have an idea for an Iroran warpriest that I would like to try out.

-- david

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anonymous101 wrote:
LazarX wrote:
anonymous101 wrote:
This might a bit embarrassing to Paizo, but it needs to be said; Your South Koreans (Republic of Korea) customers won't be able to purchase your products, while North Koreans (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) customers will be able to.
The two dozen North Koreans that have decent internet access perhaps. Have you looked at a satellite image of the Korean peninsula at night?
Hehe, I've said nothing about North Koreans being able to purchase Paizo products. I have no problems with it at all. In fact, I encourage to sell stuff to North Koreans if anyone can (I know, it won't be easy, but again, IF YOU CAN). It's just that it irks me a bit that South Korea, a country that can mostly likely give FAR more profit to Paizo than North Korea, won't have the chance to buy directly from Paizo, while North Koreans can, due to a simple honest ignorance of distinguishing between which Korea is which (S. Korea = Republic of Korea [ROK] and N. Korea = Democratic People's Republic of Korea [DPRK]). That's a bit dumb and unfair, if you ask me.

whiskey tango foxtrot?

You seem to know what you are talking about, but I do not believe the rest of us do. Please explain, in detail, and use simple words. Do not assume any knowledge on our parts as to what you are saying / implying.

-- david

You posted after they left for the day yesterday, and it is 0730 PDT right now. They don't get in till 0900 PDT, so patience grasshopper.

-- david

Bigdaddyjug wrote:
What I have started doing lately is take a couple of words central to the theme of the character and translate them into a language appropriate for where in Golarion they are from. If your character is from the Tian-Xa area, try an Adian language. If he's from Varisia, use Italian. Galt would be French.

Very interesting !!! and THANKS !!

I use for things like Dwarven, Terran, Goblin, etc that the NPCs use in my play by post, but just never thought of using this for names. Dang, that is a good idea!

-- david

ps. I am creating a human warpriest of Irori (sacred fist archetype) and using Italian between "Reign of Winter" and "Sacred Fist" it can be combine into "Sacro D'Inverno"

I would have said NG Ranger or Druid or both, but this says:

True Neutral Human Cleric/Sorcerer (4th/3rd Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 11
Dexterity- 10
Constitution- 11
Intelligence- 11
Wisdom- 13
Charisma- 13

-- david

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Warpriest (Sacred Fist), where have you been all my life !!!

This is my next character in our home game!

-- david

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It has been up and down since 0830 EDT this morning after I got up.

Heh, but I got my PDFs @ 0330 so I have been reading them.

-- david

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Patience grasshoppers.

It should eventually work. I guess I was lucky, only took about 5 minutes, and a couple of page refreshes to get them started. Then another 10 minutes for the download of all four files.

-- david

Pandamonium1987 wrote:

I've just purchased the Advanced Class Guide, everything went fine and the payment was successful, but when I click on the link to download the manual it just stucks on "Personalizing Wait 10 seconds" and then it redirects me on the very same page of my orders list.

What should I do?

Keep on trying. It should eventually work. LOTS of folks are buying the PDF now. It is 0333 Eastern Daylight Time (USA) here, so just be patient grasshopper.

-- david

Purchased / downloading now!!!!

-- david

ps. THANK YOU Liz Courts for making sure that the PDF was available at 00:01 PDT.

Edit: And the single file lite just finished after 13 minutes of downloading!

I can't say for sure, but from your post you ordered the books. You are only an AP subscriber. You only get PDFs of books that you are getting because you are a subscriber to that particular line. The AP subscription only gets you the PDFs for the APs, not the others.

But then I could be reading the situation wrong and am completely misinterpreting the words.

-- david

7 hours to go !!!!

Now the question is: Do I stay up till 0300 or go to bed now and set my alarm?

-- david

Yes, look HERE

-- david

12 hours to go !!!!

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Orthos wrote:
tribeof1 wrote:

And excitement ... extinguished. Call me when the announcement doesn't include the words "tablet," "app" or "card game."

Cool, I guess, for people who are into that sort of thing. Personally, very disappointed. Note: I have $50+ with Paizo's and Obsidian's names on it as soon as you announce an actual CRPG I can play on an actual computer.

+1, sadly. Shame. Congratz for those who enjoy this type of thing but it's not my cup of tea. Oh well.

+1. Not my cup of tea either. I am playing NWN2 for the 10th or so time. Also have played ToEE at least 4 times. Guess I will give "Divinity - Original Sin" a try next.

-- david

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idilippy wrote:
It's interesting how different people reading the same thing read completely different motives and tones into the exact same material. I read the statement as an obviously facetious statement, clearly not something actually meant as a serious suggestion. I honestly can't see how anyone could possibly interpret it as serious, and wold have been perplexed had the poster felt the need to further point out the obvious sarcasm with an emoticon or "j/k" (and to be honest probably a little annoyed by the use of those).

Couple of comments so perhaps you can understand my point of view.

I believe that it is a "generational" interpretation. I am 67, and my dad taught me the "old" values from the WWII generation. While I have passed this on to my children and grandchildren, I see so many teenagers and 20-somethings today have the attitude that I read into the original statement.

I did not take it as serious, in that it was to be taken literally, but I read it as "I want it FREE, I want it NOW, and you jackasses better get working on this above all else, because I WANT it!"

Read his two posts. "not buying the book, just want to read it" and "lock them in an office till it is done." With many of my generation and background "them's fightin words, hoss" and like I said, I failed my will save.

-- david

Yesterday at 8:02, my time, is after hours for Paizo, and they don't (normally) work weekends.

Chemlak wrote:
And as for Papa's reaction to your earlier post, mine was pretty much the same as his, but I chose not to post. A problem which could have been avoided by an emoticon.


Words have meaning and consequences, which I learned the hard way early in my business career of 40 years (retired now).

A simple "lol" or "j/k" or ":-)" would have garnered a completely different reaction from me.

-- david

I really suggest you look at the link I provided to the FAQ. It does answer your question.

-- david

Look HERE for what I believe is the answer to your question.

-- david

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snickersimba wrote:
awesome... If they need help, they should just lock the doors to the office and tell everyone they cannot leave untill the work is finished

You do realize that Paizo does not have to put anything into the PRD. This is not required by the OGL, regardless of what some folks think. And they do not recuperate the time and money spent doing so, other than good will to their customer base.

I know that I am going to get in trouble for the following, but I failed my will save:

What are you, 12? Paizo folks have SOs, families, friends, and other things to do, rather than sit around all day and do just what you want them to do.

-- david

ps. Moderator, delete this post if you need to. The Quoted statement just really pissed me off.

With all the other books that need to be added, and the current web issues with order processing, credit cards, address (etc) that need to be fixed, I suspect that it will be closer to three of four months before it is added to the PRD.

I think that I read somewhere that the PDF will be $9.99 (American Dollars). If you are in a hurry, buy the PDF.

-- david

Make that down two Charter members.

My wife retired July 1st, and I have been retired for 4 years, and I am really not interested in the next AP, so we are re-evaluating are financial situation.

-- david

How do they interact?

Lets say a wizard is grappled and manages to cast blink. What happens?

-- david

James Tidd wrote:
According to the tracking number my order arrived in Springfield, MA on July 18. That was more than a week ago and I still haven't gotten it yet. It shouldn't take this long to reach New Hampshire. I was wondering if you had any way of telling where it is. I am really looking forward to these two books.

1) There is no additional tracking and Paizo doesn't know where it is.

2) Until last month, UPS-MI would send my subscription thru Windsor CT and it would arrive usually 3 or 4 days after that to Poughkeepsie NY. Last month and this month, mine also went thru Springfield MA and it took 15 days to get to me last month. *sigh*

3) The July 18th date, same as mine, was not posted till July 23rd, so I think either UPS-MI, or UPS messed up, but I am not expecting delivery till early August.

-- david

ps. To Paizo folks, not complaining, just trying to give James some info.

Sara, you must be having a rough day.

That was meant as a joke. Look at the picture that "DUMB" link takes you too.

-- david

What if we have a DUMB phone?

-- david


Ah, I get it now. We always played that the "flurry" column was just monk and bab did not stack with it.

Wow, some of our monks just got a heck of a lot better!

-- david

I think that I am not understanding how Flurry of Blows works when you have a monk that has taken levels in a non-monk class.

Why is only a single dip into Sohei Monk needed. You get Flurry at -1/-1 only?

-- david

And another

And another

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Haladir wrote:
Richard Boone played "Paladin" in the 1960s TV series Have Gun - Will Travel,, but I didn't think that was germaine to the discussion either. That character was a gunslinger, anyway ;-)

I loved that show. Watched it every week as a teenager!

-- david

And another

There are two camps in this battle.

1) Paladins can be of any alignment.
2) Paladins are Lawful Good only.

Let me introduce a 3rd camp;
3) Holy Warriors can be of any alignment, and the Lawful Good Holy Warrior is called a Paladin, and each of the other eight alignments have a specific name for their Holy Warriors.

I, obviously, fall into the 3rd camp. With that said, a very good PDF for this is Green Ronin: Book of the Righteous. It is for DnD 3.0 / 3.5, and one of these days it will rise to the top of my to do / project list, and I will finish "converting" it to the Pathfinder rule set.

-- david


Just following up on our conversation yesterday afternoon.

AP #82 just showed up and even though it seems to have traveled all of the New England states, it is in perfect condition, so you will cancel the replacement copy and just ship AP #83 and 84.

Thanks for all your help.

-- david

ps. I miss my Charter AP Subscriber tag......

Character Sheet - G'Nal:
Elf rogue 1
NG Medium humanoid (elf)
Init +6, Senses low-light vision; Perception +6


AC 16, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 armor, +4 Dex, ), Combat Expertise
hp 8 ((1d8))
Fort +0, Ref +6, Will +0, +2 vs. enchantment spells and effects


Speed 30 ft.
Ranged longbow +4 (1d8/x3)
Melee rapier +1 (1d6+1/18-20)
Special Attacks Sneak Attack 1d6,


Str 12, Dex 18, Con 10, Int 13, Wis 10, Cha 10,
Base Atk +0; CMB +1; CMD 15
Feats Armor Proficiency, Light, Combat Expertise
Skills Acrobatics +8, Bluff +4, Disable Device +9, Escape Artist +8, Knowledge (Engineering) +4, Knowledge (Local) +5, Linguistics(Ancient Osiriani) +5, Perception +6, Stealth +8, Use Magic Device +4,
Traits Inquisitive Archaeologist, Warrior of Old,
Languages Ancient Osiriani, Common, Draconic, Elven
SQ elven immunities, keen senses, low-light vision, silent hunter, trapfinding, weapon and armor proficiency, weapon familiarity,
Possessions lamellar cuirass; traveler's outfit; arrows (20)(x2); arrow, blunt (20)(x2); rapier; Longbow;Backpack, Common;Belt Pouch[Thieves' Tools (Masterwork);];


Elven Immunities (Ex) Elves are immune to magic sleep effects and get a +2 racial saving throw bonus against enchantment spells and effects.

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.

Keen Senses (Ex) Elves receive a +2 bonus on Perception skill checks.

Low-Light Vision (Ex) You can see x2 as far as humans in low illumination. Characters with low-light vision have eyes that are so sensitive to light that they can see twice as far as normal in dim light. Low-Light Vision is color vision. A spellcaster with low-light vision can read a scroll as long as even the tiniest candle flame is next to her as a source of light. Characters with low-light vision can see outdoors on a moonlit night as well as they can during the day.

Silent Hunter (Ex) Elves are renowned for their subtlety and skill. Elves with this racial trait reduce the penalty for using Stealth while moving by 5 and can make Stealth checks while running at a -20 penalty (this number includes the penalty reduction from this racial trait).

Sneak Attack (Ex) If you can catch an opponent when he is unable to defend himself effectively from your attack, you can strike a vital spot for extra damage. Your attack deals 1d6 points of extra damage anytime your target would be denied a Dexterity bonus to AC, or when you flank your target. Should you score a critical hit with a sneak attack, this extra damage is not multiplied. Ranged attacks can count as sneak attacks only if the target is within 30 feet. With a weapon that deals nonlethal damage, you can make a sneak attack that deals nonlethal damage instead of lethal damage. You cannot use a weapon that deals lethal damage to deal nonlethal damage in a sneak attack, not even with the usual -4 penalty. You must be able to see the target well enough to pick out a vital spot and must be able to reach such a spot. You cannot sneak attack while striking a creature with concealment.

Trapfinding (Ex) You add +1 to Perception skill checks made to locate traps and to Disable Device skill checks. You can use the Disable Device skill to disarm magical traps.

Warrior of Old As a child, you put in long hours in combat drills, and though time has made this training a dim memory, you still have a knack for quickly responding to trouble. You gain a +2 trait bonus on Initiative checks.

Weapon and Armor Proficiency Rogues are proficient with all simple weapons, plus the hand crossbow, rapier, sap, shortbow, and short sword. Rogues are proficient with light armor, but not with shields.

Weapon Familiarity (Ex) Elves are proficient with longbows (including composite longbows), longswords, rapiers, and shortbows (including composite shortbows), and treat any weapon with the word "elven" in its name as a martial weapon.


G'Nal is typically tall and slender for his race, standing at an even six feet tall and weighing 140 pounds, however his frame is not without some muscle as well, likely due to all the time he spends in tombs, moving things around and carrying relics of ancient times back to the outside world.

His dark brown hair is kept long, however whenever he is exploring a tomb or working on a trap, he keeps it tied back behind him as once he almost lost his head as his hair got caught in a trap while loose.. His skin is perpetually pasty white due to the amount of time he spends indoors. In sharp contrast to his hair and skin, his eyes are a clear, crystal blue, the vibrant pupils taking up very nearly the entire visible part of his eyes.

Despite the hard times he has lived with for as long as he can remember, his personality is fairly laid-back and relaxed, although his passion for exploring ancient tombs, especially those in Osirion, is when he becomes more forth right and forceful.

Growing up, his parents always taught him that physical possessions were always less important than sharing what you had, that it was better to live free and help others than to be obsessed with the material. That, while trusting people would often cause you pain, it was better than not trusting at all. G'Nal took the lessons of his mother and father to heart, adopting many of the tenants of their philosophies as an adult.


G'Nal grew up in the city of Absalom, the son of merchant elves. While he had the ability to be able to continue on the family tradition, but his sense of wanderlust and his carefree attitude towards the world, finally dictated that he would always be a wanderer and travel around. Even when he went on trips with his father, he would go off and explore some nearby old ruin to try and discover its secrets. It was during one of these, what he called, side trips that he met Kepler, a gnome archaeologist, who was exploring the same old ruin that G'Nal had heard of. The two of them became instant friends and G'Nal vowed that this would be his last merchant trip, and that he would take off with Kepler and explore the wonders of the world. So after returning to Absalom, he told his parents that he was leaving, and while disappointed they gave him their blessing to continue on.

Years flew by, and the young elf learned many skills of the trade, and inherited Kepler's intense interest in Osirion, and he promised himself someday that he would return their and learn all he could. Finally, Kepler was starting to succumb to old age, and he retired and returned to Absalom where G'Nal stayed for a bit. Hearing that the town of Wati in Osirion was opening up the tombs for exploration, G'Nal decided to leave and explore. On his way out, he talked with his mentor and friend, Old friend, I am going to explore the ruins in Wati. I will bring you back something that we find, so you can once again look upon the wonders of the Old Pharaohs. And with that said, he took the next ship out of Absalom and headed to Wati.

PbP stats:

(HP 8 AC:16 T:14 F:12 Saves F:+0 R:+6 W:+0 CMB:+1 CMD:15 Init:+6 Perc: +6)

Created using PCGen 6.03.03-dev on Jul 12, 2014

Timezone: Upstate NY, USA, GMT -5

Dotting for interest.

I have an Elven Rogue that needs a tomb or two to explore....

-- david

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