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GM says: Well, thank you for unravelling the plot and spoiling it.*
GM means: Why do my players all have Knowledge (Genre) at +20?
Alternatively GM means: I'm going to let you think that red herring is significant so you are actually surprised.

To my players: Now have fun figuring out which is which. :-)

*=The record for this is in the introduction of Seven Days to the Grave.

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In our Kingmaker campaign we had a character like this. After the

Spoiler:
Gynora cult encounter when ahe, and the rest of the party recognised many of his exes amongst the scorned women

the other party members asked me how much it would cost to have the academy create a belt of opposite gender for him. They never went through with it, but the question was occasionally raised thereafter.

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Greater Flamboyant weapon (p214) has the wrong school and level information in the header block.

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No, because cones don't require an attack roll and therefore do not count as weapon-like spells.

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Marcus Robert Hosler wrote:
Abraham spalding wrote:

You cannot give consent while drunk.

Consent must be obtained or the act is forced is automatically considered forced.
Drunk has a legal definition. Consent has a legal definition, and you cannot consent while drunk. If you do not have consent then the act is not willing.
This is a basic point everyone needs to get into their heads.
So if both parties are drunk, then both parties raped each other?

Under RAW, yes. That's why we have juries to determine RAI in corner cases like that.

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Proposed new messageboard rule: No one under the age of 35 is allowed to complain about:
a) feeling old
b) getting old
c) kids today
d) how much better the past was
e) anything at all. Bloody whippersnapperrs don't know how easy they've got it. Why in my day...

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Also Adventure Paths are 6 books, released in subsequent months. Uusally there is a campaingn setting book and a companion book released that help flesh out that area but these sren't vital.
All APs start from 1st level.
For Iron Gods, having the Technology Guide would be very useful.

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There's a suggestion that the writer would like that to happen. There's absolutely no suggestion in the article that Lisa or anyone at Paizo thinks it should happen uless I miswsed it but the only quote from Lisa I can find is the one about the GSL and why Paizo didn't adopt it.

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My ACG sitting here in London, UK, also disagrees with him.

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The colours are based on the skymetals with Brown and Prismatic both representing none or all respectively. So they're coloured according to skymetasl rarity rather than anythign to do with the colours themselve.s This is in the Tech Guide somewhere.

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It is used to indicatea belief that the thread will soon become a flame war which said individual is watching for entertainment. such a statement often seems to ignite said flame war.

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So, FH, when is the right time to use a taser? Apparently it's not when being attacked by unarmed peple if they're too big. It's obviously not for confronting armed people. So when should a taser be used, in your expert opinion? What body mass index is it acceptable to use it on and how should the police evaluate this at the time?

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Marc Radle wrote:

Haven't picked this up yet, but I have a quick question: does the arcanist get a familiar (or *can* he get one through an archetype or anything)?

Thanks!

One of the Arcanist exploits allows them to get a familiar. No ability to get arcane bond that I saw.

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KSF wrote:
Malaclypse wrote:
But I did not ever mention that article. I did not quote any sentence from that article. Really. If I did and forgot about it, please show me, quote me.

You quoted and replied to two sentences that were about the article, and only about the article.

Okay, this is getting pointless. I am tapping out of this subthread of the overall discussion.

Have a nice Sunday everyone, and be excellent to each other.

Party on, KSF. ;-)

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Another, more positive link

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Andrew R wrote:
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Well this is a total mess. People should calm down until the FBI gets to the truth. Riots turn your side into the bad guys... mass peaceful protests would have done the job much better.

Personally I have heard so far that the black criminal attempted to take the white officers weapon in the car injuring the officer in a non-life threatening way and then the officer fired at the black teen in the car at least once and after the black teen fled on foot he fired at least twice at the fleeing felon. Witnesses say the teen then tried to surrender but that the policeman gunned him down anyway.

{IF all of this is true; that is a big IF since this is racially charged and people are probably lying on both sides to a greater or lesser degree.} Then the policeman should either be arrested for aggravated murder. Since up until the point the teen surrendered the officer was within his rights, but NOT after he surrendered. OR if the witnesses are lying and the boy was shot to death either in the car or while trying to flee then the officer should go on desk duty till people calm down.

The officer's innocence will be determined by the FBI. My prayers go out to those who are suffering on both sides right now.

"Black Criminal"?!?! WTF?!?

He WASNT A CRIMINAL. He was literally walking in the street with his friend on the way home when the altercation on the street started.

it started with them being told to get out of the street and them refusing according to the friend.

So his friend isn't reliable when he says Mr Brown was shot while unarmed and without assaulting the police, but is when he says they were ordered off the street by the police? So he's reliable when he agrees with you and not when he doesn't? It's like you're not even trying anymore.

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Some links.

Huffington Post 1

Washington Post

Amnesty International

Andrew,
btw, if you want us to wait for proof, how about you wait for some before accusing the teenager of assaulting the cop when that's not any more proven, and directly contradicted by multiple eyewitness statements? Oh, right, that fits your narrative so it's obviously true without evidence needed.

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Doug,
Why? What benefit does that give them? Has having more moderate people in charge of the West Bank got anything out of Israel? Are there still settlements? Are they still expanding and taking up more land? Are thery still prevented from crossing the border? Are their property still destroyed or confiscated? are they still arrested and imporisoned without trial by the Israeli army? Do they have control of their borders?

What exactly has being moderate gained the people of the West Bank?

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When some fans say they don't like it. You are not necessarily the majority and catering to those who shout the loudest or most often is not usually a good business strategy. It isn't just your game, in other words, and acting like it is, is bloody annoying to others.

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Lord Snow wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Lord Snow wrote:
As for the google hits - yes, I see what you did with the tweets, I still think that neither they nor any of the stats I found mean more than the fact that news of reporters from around the world showing a consistent image - that of having to conceal some of the truth while in Gaza because of fearing Hamas, and that Hamas actually is responsible for a lot of the things it was blamed for by Israel but not by world media during the war - was mostly reported by conservative Americans. I would think such news would be important for anyone who cares about the conflict, wouldn't it?

The conservative American websites all popped up after a specific search for an Italian journalist and a specific refugee camp, a story that doesn't appear, as near as I can tell anyway, to have been elaborated upon yet by the journalist mentioned.

It would take a longer search to establish that only conservative American websites have reported on "having to conceal some of the truth while in Gaza because of fearing Hamas, and that Hamas actually is responsible for a lot of the things it was blamed for by Israel but not by world media during the war." I imagine that Citizen Workshop will be up for the task.

Note that I didn't say "only", just "mostly". The fact that it's hard to find a respectable international source citing the fact does mean something. In Israel it was cited by the most respectable sources, and self declared leftist sources as well, so I feel confidant to put stock in the news. However, internationally there does not seem to be much interest - unlike, for example, that time that Israel killed those four children on the beach. Why the difference?

Because it doesn't fit the narrative?

Because they don't want to look like idiots by retracting?
Because they're not sure of the soucre?
Because Hamas kills people is as much news as dog bites man, but we hold Israel to a higher standard as it claims to have one?
Antisemitism?

And a link to a der Spiegal articvle by an Israeli leftist Link. Your thoughts, Lord Snow? is that an accurateish assessment of Israel today?

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captain yesterday wrote:
Lamontius wrote:
<3
what does this symbol mean? its on my phone in the smiley menu, my wife and i assumed it was the symbol for dick and balls:) i'm assuming thats not right...

It's a heart. Turn the monitor sideways and squint and you can sorta see it.

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ShadowcatX,
That would also be non-kosher and I doubt the Israeli extremists would be good with that.

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claudekennilol wrote:
phantom1592 wrote:
JoeJ wrote:

It occurs to me that the paladin doesn't have access to either the game books or the GM's notes. They won't necessarily know that a particular deity is evil. Mythology being what it is, almost any alignment can be justified for most gods, depending upon which stories you consider to be the most significant.

Actually they do. Knowledge:Religion is a class skill for them. And 'is Asmodeus evil' would be a PRETTY easy skill check.
Can't make knowledge skills untrained. No guarantee this paladin even has an int score with spare points to spend on useless knowledge skills.

Can if it's DC 10 or less. "Is Asmodeus, the Master of Tyranny and Ruler of Hell, Evil?" I'm going to think that's less than a DC10.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Seems like a good spot for this

Funny. But do not read the comments. Unless you like bile and transphobia.

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The last page of the feats chapter has a lot of reprinted text. Everything after the Weapon Group Adaptability feat seems to be reprinted from the prvious page.

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wraithstrike wrote:
magnuskn wrote:
Uh, actually there are new spells in about every companion book Paizo is releasing. On a monthly schedule. So, unless you completely separate the setting-neutral / Golarion books, there are a ton of spells, items and feats which are very much splintered along the publishing line.
There are not that many. Every 3.5 book had a good number of spells added, and they had a new book every month. Once you take away the CRB there are not that many extra spells. I don't think there are enough to fill a 256 page book.

There are currently 1932 spells in Pathfinder from Paizo sources. 714 of these are from the core rulebook, making more than 1200 or 1.75ish times as many outside the core rulebook as inside it. 663 of these are from the rule book line, splitting it roughly equally between the Rules and Campaign lines.

Note spells cast by the various gods at odd levels are included in this total, so it could be an overestimate.

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Baku,
It is pretty clear at the moment. If its not on your spell list, or specifically added to your spell list by the ability which would make it on your spell list, you can't cast it. That last line I bolded in my reply makes no mention of spells known or spontaneous only.

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Baku Shadescar wrote:
wraithstrike wrote:
Basically what the FAQ does is prevent you from casting spells that are not on your class;s spell list, no matter if you use a prepared or spontaneous casting class.
The FAQ doesn't actually state that. Everything is phrased around spontaneous casters and "spells known". Wizards, Magi, Witches, etc don't have "spells known". They have "spells prepared".

Actually, it does.

Pathfinder Design Team wrote:

FAQ

New Spells Known: If I gain the ability to add a spell that is not on my spell list to my list of spells known, without adding it to my spell list, can I cast it?

No. Adding a spell to your list of spells known does not add it to the spell list of that class unless they are added by a class feature of that same class. For example, sorcerers add their bloodline spells to their sorcerer spell list and oracles add their mystery spells to their oracle spell list. The spell slots of a class can only be used to cast spells that appear on the spell list of that class.

Bolded for emphasis. Not on the spell list, not castable. End of.

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Actually, it was closer to 50 as I've just had a quick count along my shelf and there's 40 hardbacks there excluding setting specific stuff and bestiaries.
However, at the current rate,this means Pathfinder will hit the same rate of rules hardbacks in, what, 2030? Truly this is an urgent problem we need to deal with immediately.

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Or possibly just "Here are rulings that are issues, here's why, could you look at them" which contains no possibility of rudeness as it's just talking about the decision not the people making it.
For example, the SLA ruling causes early entry into prestige classes for Aasimars. Possibly an unintented consequence, possibly not. But it is often mentioend and might need a new discussion, even if the same decision is made in the final analysis.
Or the "General rule for Sorcerer bloodlines" that is being used for the, IMO, daft proposition that Clerics can now spontaneously cast cure spells using wizard spells. Again, probably an unintented consequence that might need to look at the wording of the ruling to clarify and tighten the intent.

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And another

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And another

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I suspect it goes:
The Earl of Sandwitch->
The Earl of Sammitch->
The URL of Sammitch (pronounced Earl)->
An url that spells out sammich.
Took me a few tries to figure it out. Then I rememberd Ga\ry's an algorithm and looked at it hyperliterally.

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Just going to leave this and this here.

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As far as we know, the ACG classes are now separate classes, so no, you could not use archetypes of antoher class.

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And Here

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Interesting approach to carbon sequestration there, Sissyl and Andrew R. I hadn't thought of growing straw and turning it into men to capture carbon before. Good plan. Hope it goes well for you both.

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BigDTBone,
Apologies for misunderstanding you. Naturally, I fele my interpretarion of modifies is the 'common sense' ruling. This was not how you were using the term, so I misunderstood you.

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BigDTBone wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
I don't play PFS, but I've been on the boards long enough to know they have a "common sense" clause for GMs.
Everyone is on the "common sense" train. I get it, wizards don't cast curatives in pathfinder/dnd tradition. New players don't necessarily know that. That is the extent of the common sense argument. I don't feel you should have to have knowledge over the history of dnd and its traditions in order to read the rules.

Actually, it isn't. The extent of the common sendse argument is that spontaneously replacing a spell is not the same as modifying spellcasting. You disagree with this premise, but it's still there and underpins the other arguments. Of course as common sense is so rare it should be considered a super-power, common sense isn't necessarily that helpful.

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BigTBone (and others),
As you say, it can be interpreted both ways. Thus the alternative reading is also a valid way of reading it. So in PFS, you will get some table confusion, but as Wraithstrike has pointed out, probably not much as most people do not necessarily share your interpretation of the word 'modifies' (and yes, I think that pretty much is what the difference boils down to).
If a Fighter drops his sword and hits someone with an axe, he has modified his attack, but the sword isn't modified. To those on the "No" side, this is the anaalogy that fits, rather than the one you use. As this has gone round and round, and your summation of the reasons for disagreement is pretty good, I'm not sure further discussion is going to be productive. For reference, I am in camp 3 (Not RAW, not RAI) with reasons 1 (Spontaneous Casting is not 'modifying a spell'), 3 (It'sa Cleric ability not a caster ability), and 4 (It just doesn't make sense that way) in order of priority

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Uhm, published 6, 1 retracted. That seems to support Meatrace's case that you don't retract everything if the person lies about qualification if the rest of the data and paper is good.

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And another

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No idea, but as it would need the current money to be less than 3% of the the total, it shouldn't be hard for you to find out. Why should I do the research to support your position when I think it's wrong?

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Sissyl,
Why? Even if we do, you'll dismiss them.

However, for you to be correct, as 97% of scientists are on one side (32 1/3* the number on the other), for it to make economic sense to go for the climate change dollar rather than the skeptic one, they would need to be spending at least 32 1/3* to make it more lucrative. Instead, they're spending at just under 3*, so unless every other source of money in cliamte science equates to 10 times the money we know about and literally no other source of money goes to climate change denial, your position doesn't make sense economically.

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And again

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And again

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ID of the above link

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Not an RPG but at a board games club. Playing Rattus with the expansion and when several crescent and stars came up on the rats in a row, one person playing said,loudly, just as everyone else hit a pause in the coversation, "Kill all the Muslims!" Fortunately, as she was Algerian, she got away with it.

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Kirth,
Regardless of what you're trying to do, it really is coming across as an attempt to defend rape. I'm sure that's not anything close to your intent, but that is what it's sounding like in the context of this thread.

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Lincoln Hills wrote:
Noh Masuku wrote:
...I'm beginning to think a lot of these artists were bottle fed...

Hey, the artists draw and paint what they are commissioned to draw and paint. When the customer says "draw cherries," you draw cherries. When the customer says "draw muskmelons," you draw muskmelons. And then you get paid.

I agree that it gets out of control in some cases, but let's not blame the innocent employees. ;)

In response to previous queries, Pazio have said "Artists like drawing boobs". Apparently, the images do not always line up well with the intention, and sometimes not with the specification. Apparently, where not specified, artists tend to draw muskmelons to use your imagery.

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