previously--the novel boons could be applied to each of your characters. it sounds like now it can only be applied to one character--just making sure I'm understanding correctly, since I usually do buy those?
As I understand it, yes, but you wont need to apply it until you need it, from my understanding of the discussion. And it doesn't matter if you apply them to four different characters when it comes to qualifying for the Bonus.
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We'll be making formal announcements in blog posts over the coming months for every topic on Mike's bulleted list, and it's likely folks who do listed to the podcast will post about them on the message boards before we make those blog posts. But since the show is recorded live, by viewing it and joining in the conversation, you may have the ability (at the podcast's discretion) to direct questions to those of us in campaign HQ as part of the interview.
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I would promise to post the details, but I'm sure one of you will beat me to it!
And if it helps, I will be just as surprised as you guys!
Detect Magic is my bane... That card always gives me problems! Its just SO LONG! And you need the majority of the info. It only got worse since it now doubles as magic item identification.
I think this is a great project, and I'll be taking some lessons from it!
Perfect for new players. May I suggest that you make a 'Beginner's Box' package? And perhaps a grouping for each of the PFS Pre-Gens? These are the common scenarios where a new player will be introduced to Pathfinder.
The area diagrams are great. I would recomend puting the book and page # of the spell somewhere. Maybe small print in lower right.
The problem with putting page numbers for spells on the cards is it is disallowed by the Pathfinder License. Because that page number may change from print run to print run.
Ran into this problem with my own cards.
Putting a blank space there for the players to write it down would be super cool.
Paizo's editor-in-chief F. Wesley Schneider joins Ryan and Perram to banter on homosexuality in Golarion and gaming, easily the most insightful discussionthe banter segment has yet to see. We talk about RPG Superstar and Paizo's latest hirings in the news segment, we review Animal Archive, Liar's Blade, Open Gaming Monthly, and Evocative Vehicles in Read Magic, and we take your questions in the Know Questions segment, including a couple of questions for Venture Lieutenant Brian Darnell.
Also just to mention that Cayden's HOLY SYMBOL is a mug of beer...
Also, where is this fan art? :)
Marcus Ewert wrote:
We loved doing this interview and going over this topic. The newest comic just gave us an excuse to dive into it.
The first print run CRB's were actually notorious for having weaker bindings. I believe that new print runs had stronger bindings than before. This isn't the first time this concern has seen the forums.
The CRB is one of the few RPG books printed so thick, and certainly the thickest book to see such widespread use. I'm not blaming Paizo for not being able to predict what would happen, but I don't think it dismiss-able either.
Honestly, I'd love to see the CRB split into two books, a Player's Guide and a GM's Reference. At $29.99 and $19.99 respectively (The GM sections are small compared to the player section in the CRB, not all of the DMG made the port over), or even a bit more each, inflation and binding costs etc...
Damon Griffin wrote:
To be honest right now it is just pulling the default text from the d20pfsrd's spell database by Mike Chopswill. But my data is a bit out of date.
The main issue here is that those spells, in the very official text of the game, only refer to other spells... So my options available for elegant solutions are limited.
Something to try for, though.
I see them serving two possible purposes:
1) If you prep a spell more than once, so you don't need to print multiples of the same card.
2) If you use SGG's Spellpoint System, you can mark every time you cast a spell, so you know the cost is going up next time.
Perram's Spellbook 2 Alpha Version 0.1
In an effort to continue to bring you the best free spell cards available, Perram's Spellbook is getting a major upgrade! This new version of the app will include several user requested features. Expect this page to change rapidly and drastically over the next few weeks!
The Big Feature List
PDFs! - From now on, Perram's Spellbook will generate PDF documents instead of printable web pages. You can save them to your hard drive after it creates them, or print them out right on the spot. Since it is a standard PDF document, you'll be able to size, resize, and print on any device without having to worry about what browser you are using!
Improved layout and graphics! - I think this will be obvious once you make your first set of cards. I worked hard to make them look good, guys!
Exact Match Font Sizes - The spellbook will no longer print a second card when you can obviously see it could have fit on just one! It now knows exactly how many cards it takes, and will try its best to fit it onto a single card if possible.
UPCOMING - Large Font Option - Fear not about the tiny text size on some cards! You'll be able to tell the app to manually print a larger font size. Doing this WILL mean that you'll have more cards to print as longer spells spill over to 2nd and 3rd cards.
UPCOMING - List Format - Don't want cards, just a nice printable spell list? You'll be able to do just that! No headache required.
UPCOMING - Random Spellbooks! - This one is for you GMs out there! Hit a button and a random spellbook will be generated instead of having to select your spells manually!
UPCOMING - Better Interface, More Controls! - I know things look pretty spare right now, but don't worry. These controls and the whole app will be getting a face lift before launch.
Nearly every feature in Perram's Spellbook is the result of a user asking for it! So if you have any comments or questions, reply below!
Heine Stick wrote:
Yup, that was a lesson learned for sure!
James Jacobs wrote:
At this point, the plan is to have the poster map be a map of the city and the region that the adventure focuses partially on, NOT a battle map.
How will the poster be attached to the module? With gum glue, perforated tears... or shrink wrap?
I vote for Gum Glue...
I keep hearing this same excuse for your stance. "Not everyone runs their game that way."
The flavor texts were written assuming a certain play method for the game. It has even been explicitly called out as such by one of the games creators.
If you don't play with that flavor, then you are explicitly playing the game in a non-standard way. Which is totally cool, but don't ignore the spelled out facts. If it doesn't have a GP cost it was just something the writers put in the game to sound neat and help describe things during play.
The explicit balance of the game was already established, and using this as a crutch for your house rules is poor form.
If you make house rules stand by them on their own merits. But apply them equally across the board.
You obviously have a problem with casters, but I don't think this is really the ship you wanna sail your crusade on. Its got leaks. Go back to the original problem and figure out how it works better for you.
And hope your players agree with you.
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Thanks Rob! This helps me become a lot more excited about things. I guess I just wasn't 'getting it' yet. I've been hoping for software like this, and have seen many 'close but not right' options. Heck I even WROTE a piece of software like this. (No where NEAR as good, for heaven's sake, and long since abandoned. But it did get me an A in my Window's Programming class, at least!)
You've sold me on it, consider me a backer. :)
Help me understand the use case for this, it seems to be that the real point of this software is to be used at a real game table where the GM has a laptop in front of him?
I assume this is meant for 100% digital play, since there is no mention for printing support and no print button on the menus.
It also seems to be purely PC / MAC aimed, and not web based so... aren't you worried about the shifting sands here towards tablets to fill this role?
Or is this mostly meant for online-only games?
Important note: you'll need to slightly adjust the print settings when prepping the spell cards. On the Playing Card size, size down to 97% and remove the header and footer from the print job or you will have some of the bottom cards run onto a second page.
Stay tuned to the site this week, an update to the cards will solve this problem forever!
Know Direction episode 54 brings you more news and reviews than you can handle! Plus, we answer your questions, including a PFS question for Brian Darnell!
What better way to close out 2012, the 5th anniversary of Pathfinder and the 10th anniversary of Paizo than a chat with Paizo CEO Lisa Stevens?
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(Sorry if this is a double for you guys, just realized I submitted two issues to you yesterday and wanted to make sure you didn't think it was the same issue. Ignore if it is.)
When I received my copy of the Pathfinder Adventure Path: Rise of the Runelords Deluxe Collector's Edition (PFRPG) Hardcover, the Hinge was broken off of it, and the pin that holds it in place was snapped in half.
Because of my main interest in this as a collector's item, I would like to exchange it for an intact copy.
Thank you all so much,
One of the charming things that I've seen other companies do for tournament leagues is provide badges for participation in them, or other small trinkets. For example, the little patches for War Machine or the odd figures for competing in a league in Hero Clix. These are rewards for regularly playing and participating actively in the community.
And, in my opinion, completing an Adventure Path is a much larger achievement than playing through 6 weeks of a game league. I'd love to be able to give my players (and myself for GMing the darn thing for over a year) a little token or badge or something to honor that achievement!
Now I could make them myself, and will, but I think it would be neat if Paizo had these available for us to get officially.
Now I'm not saying they should be free or anything, but something the GM could buy for a hopefully small cost to give to their players when they finished the AP.
It wouldn't have to be badges, it could but pins like the ones you give away at GenCon, etc... Or just any other cool trinket that you think could work. And I think it would be neat if it said something like:
Rise of the Runelords: Survivor
Alternatively, you could release a set for PCs that DIED in the APs, too. :)
Abandoned Arts wrote:
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