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Mike Welham wrote:
Eric Hinkle wrote:
Mike Welham wrote:
FallenDabus wrote:

Got it!

Bestiary:
...
Mederach - CR 9, Chaotic good spider Outsiders. Egalitarian, scholarly, and predisposed to peace. Looks awesome! I'm almost too busy squeeing over getting this thing to actually pay attention to the rest of the bestiary.
...

I can't tell you how happy I am at your reaction to the mederach, which I am certain was wonderfully developed by Amanda Hamon Kunz.

I'm looking forward to seeing it.

The whole 'non-evil spider monsters' part is what intrigues me I may be an arachnophobe, but it gets tiresome to have every spider-beastie be insanely evil and out for the PCs' blood.

Thanks, Eric! As Daigle posted, "mission accomplished."

I'm mildly arachnophobic, so it was definitely a stretch for me to design a benevolent spider creature.

Now, as a major coulrophobe, I would be hard-pressed to do the same for a clown critter. ;)

That's because clowns are pure evil/ nightmare fuel!

:p

Carry on!

--C.


Ah, I see.

So Shamash is one of the elder gods (like Nodens & Bast)...

For a moment I thought that the name was being used for a new lovecraftian horror (Outer god or Great Old One), which was where my disconnect between real-world and literary mythologies occurred.

Thank you for clearing things up - somewhat.

--C.


Umm... How is Shamash a Lovecraftian deity?

Isn't Shamash the Akkadian-Babylonian derivative of the ancient Sumerian god Utu (the god of the sun, order & justice)??

Note: I haven't looked at the product itself, nor am I trying to discredit/criticise it (haven't read it, so...). It was just unexpected disconnect when I first read which gods were included...

Other than that, keep making great products!

--C.


Kvantum wrote:
Psiphyre wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
You mean Dance Halls of Golarion? ;)
Hey, keep it old school: Feast Halls.

Most likely wrong, but...

Wasn't it Fest Halls?

--C.

Festhalls. One word. Well, at least if my old copy of Volo's Guide to Waterdeep is anything to go by.

Thought it was something like that.

Thanks!

--C.


Kajehase wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
You mean Dance Halls of Golarion? ;)
Hey, keep it old school: Feast Halls.

Most likely wrong, but...

Wasn't it Fest Halls?

--C.


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CorvusMask wrote:
...Also, since someone talked about it way earlier, Japanese tend to go for dramatic trailers in general when it comes to animation rather than comedy. Not sure why exactly, but I imagine they are going more for heartwarming marketing stuff rather than for laughters. Either way, its not like they in general consider animation more adult from what I understand

Probably because many seem to forget that humor does not always translate well across unrelated languages, let alone different cultures...

Most of my Japanese friends did not find the movie nearly as funny as many westerners have. Doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy the movie - they do think it is cute!

So rather opt for a dramatic trailer than a humorous one if you're hoping to get people who are not native English-speakers &/or not western (particularly American) in outlook to watch the movie.

In general.

--C.


Kalindlara wrote:
Gorbacz wrote:
Dead puppies.
I hear they aren't much fun...

Unless you're a necromancer...

;p

Carry on!

--C.


H2Osw wrote:
Sorry to necro an old thread but, would this book be the original to the Darklands Revisited?

Not really.

This book gives an overview of the geography, adventure sites/hooks, civilisations and such of the Darklands.
Also, it was released at around the time when Paizo was switching from 3.5E rules to Pathfinder itself (or then abouts). So there may be a few details that might have changed since then, as well as some rules that mmight need updating...

The Darklands Revisited book that's just been released is part of the Revisited line, which deals with a selection of 10 monsters/races and then does "ecology-style" chapters on each (complete with a statted example). Of course, new information about specific places or aspects of the Darklands might be mentioned, but only in context of the races/monsters featured.

TL;DR:

  • Into the Darklands = setting specific information (geography, civilisations, monsters, etc).*
  • Darklands Revisted = specific ecology/society information on 10 Darklands races/monsters.
*Caveat: Some ideas may no longer be current.

Hope that helps.

BTW Into the Darklands is a good book!

Carry on!

--C.


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I found this bestiary (B5) a lot more useful/ inspiring than the previous one (B4), TBH.

I base this on the number of monsters I use (directly or adapted) from each bestiary. And no, mythic rules has nothing to do with it: those monsters with mythic are among the more interesting monsters in Bestiary 4...

What I particularly liked from Bestiary 5 was how the seven demideity-level Manasaputra were mostly variant spellings of the Amesha Spentas of Zoroastrianism! :D

Nicely done! (^_')=b

Carry on!

--C.


Blayde MacRonan wrote:
I couldn't see if anyone noticed this or not, but... <snip>

Read text. Look at avatar pic.

...

Surely it couldn't possibly be the blindfold -- there's an eye on it!

<LOL>

Sorry. Bad day. This just made it a lil' better. Thanks.
(^_')=b

Carry on!

--C.


Thomas Seitz wrote:

4Shadows,

Really? Cause I thought the art for it in B5 was better than its previous look in Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Chronicle of the Righteous.

Well... Just because something is better than the previous thing does not necessarily mean that it good.

Just sayin'

--C.


Quen Pah wrote:
love the cover!

AGREED!

:D

--C.


This is awesome & very helpful!

Thank you.

Carry on!

--C.


Yakman wrote:

Big fan of the urdefhan. Was a little disappointed when I picked up the Horsemen of the Apocalypse supplement and they weren't really covered, but one day, I'll get over it (wipes away tear).

That being said, playing around with some ideas about using them in a Galt-centered campaign, possibly with the Final Blades being urdefhan inventions.

Have you had a look at Inner Sea Monster Codex? There's a whole chapter on Urdefhan in it...

--C.


MMCJawa wrote:
Imbicatus wrote:
Randarak wrote:
I liked the Green Lantern movie, and I was entertained by it. I thought that the cast was fine as well as the acting. The story could have been better, but it wasn't so bad that the movie was horrible. I've never understood the criticism, and probably never will. I purchased the Blu-ray, and it sits in a place of honor with my other superhero films.

I liked the movie, but they made enough changed to annoy GL fans, not enough to make the Oans approachable, and Parallax was too much a force of nature instead of a real enemy.

I also hated that the Oans were the one that created the yellow ring for Sinestro.

As for the casting, I though it was great. Sinestro and Hal were spot on. It's the script that was awful.

It should have been Hal fining the ring and learning to be a hero on earth, and the entire GL corps should not have happened until a sequel.

I agree with that assessment...they just crammed far far too much into the first movie.

Given that the DC rumors are for a movie with all 3 of the major lanterns....I am a bit nervous they are going to go ahead and repeat the same mistake again with whatever is the next movie

All 3 of the major lanterns?

(˚0˚)!!!

Does this mean that Green Lantern=Kyle Rayner will be on the big screen??

If so...

WOOOHOOOOO!!!

(^o^)=b

That is all.

;p

--C.


Dragon78 wrote:
I can't wait to find who all 15 deities will be.

Well... Unless things change through development, I *think* James Jacobs mentioned that all the deities that each got half a page in Inner Sea Gods (but excluding Razmir) will be covered (13 in all), plus Apsu and Dahak.

Of course, things could change before the release date next year, so...

Looking forward to finding out, anyways!

Carry on!

--C.


_ . . / _ _ _ / _ / _ / . . / _ . / _ _ .

;p

Carry on!

--C.

<edited for readability...>
<sigh>


Samy wrote:
Psiphyre wrote:

May ask who the NPC is for Jade Regent?

Please & thank you.

--C.

Hirakonu, a renegade ogre mage oni.

Thank you.

--C.


May ask who the NPC is for Jade Regent?

Please & thank you.

--C.


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Have it (True20 books)! Play it! Love it!

Just adore Stephanie Pui-Min Law's art! <3

Oh, & dotting!

Carry on!

--C.

<edit> Looking forward to see what's been done with the new "edition" that was recently kickstarted. :D


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Set wrote:
Aelryinth wrote:
At the same time, I really, strongly feel that someone who emphasizes marriage so much should have a known divine marriage and family himself to emphasize that he lives what he believes.

Erastil, god of families, and Pharasma, goddess of birth and midwives, being childless and unmarried is one of the funky bits of the setting I'm not in love with. I prefer pantheons with more relationships, like the Greek, Norse, Egyptian, etc. pantheons (or some of the Greyhawk pantheons).

Even the gods who are related have gaps, like Shelyn and Dou-Bral/Zon-Kuthon, who have a father, but whose mother remains a mystery.

Still, that sort of stuff just creates a niche for a GM to introduce their own flavorful bits, like making Pharasma into an 'All-Mother' to Asmodeus, Abadar, Erastil, etc. or having Sivanah being the (intentionally) forgotten mother of Shelyn and Dou-Bral, in hiding from her son, so that she doesn't end up like their father, or Erastil's former life and hunting companion having been Cernunnos (and having been less lawful and more freedom-loving before Lamashtu devoured his friend).

I think you meant Curchanus.

Like the above regardless!

--C.


Looks interesting, regardless!

Have never played the game, but...

Carry on!

--C.


Brew Bird wrote:
Anyone with the PDF care to spoil a bit about Mahathallah? I'm super excited to finally see the whore queens get some love.

Seconded!

:D

--C.


Kvantum wrote:
OK, let me try to detail a few things, rules-wise...<snip>

Thank you (particularly for the god info).

Carry on!

--C.


xavier c wrote:
What are the names of the new gods?

Seconded!

Although, I'd prefer having more than just their names... ;)

Please and thank you!

--C.


You skipped the Five Kings Mountains.

Poor dwarves. Always the short end... ;p

Awesome "countries-in-nutshells", regardless.

Carry on!

--C.


Dragon78 wrote:

Actually it says Deep One hybrids as in multiple ones;)

...

Actually actually, it says: "...caligni dark folk, deep one hybrids, plant-bodied ghorans, and simian orang-pendaks"

The description seems to pluralise all of the entries listed ("folk" is already pluralised), so I wouldn't necessarily get my hopes up that there are multiple deep one hybrids statted up...

There could be! But not based on what was cited as evidence for it in your post... Sorry. :(

We can only hope!

:)

--C.


Set wrote:

I owe Salvatore a debt of gratitude for curing me of an embarrassing Drow obsession.

I also met him once and got to see a draft of something he was writing. I had no idea he was a published author. I pointed out to him that he'd misspelled Lolth.

Years later, I look back at that moment and cringe.

!!!

Is this the origin of the alternate "spelling" (i.e. obvious misspelling) of Lolth "used" in Menzoberranzan (Lloth -- because these drow were originally rebels ...or something)?

...So much irony in it all...

Preferred the graphic novels to the actual books anyways.

Carry on.

--C.


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Also, catfolk are NG in Pathfinder, so they're not THAT "too independent to form a centralized government". As Set has said: if Elves (CG & independent) can have cities, there's no reason catfolk cannot have them, too.

*shrug*

Carry on.

--C.


The Golux wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
Brandon Hodge wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
I was able to put together an occult one-shot for Paizocon that even Brandon thought was super-cool. So that's one testimonial from a former hadn't-run-occult GM: This section helped me run an awesome occult game!
That wasn't a game, Mark--that was a frikkin' work of art.

I know I spoiled the "multiple layers of the onion" reveal for you, but I'd be happy to run it for you at some point!

And if anyone in the forum is interested, I might run it again next year at Paizocon in the lottery too!

No fair to people who can't get to your coast!

Or your country, your continent, your hemisphere!!

Carry on! ;p

--C.


Or just a psychic version of a kelpie?

--C.


<dotting>

Love me some Mouse Guard!! ^^

--C.


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Now THAT is a Pit Fiend!!

Wow!

Excellent work to the artist.

Carry on!

--C.


In People of the Stars, reference was made to the Milk Spiral as one of the galaxies that could be seen in Golarion's skies...

The galaxy in which Golarion is has a different name and is stated as not being the same as the Milk Spiral, btw.

Carry on!

--C.


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ryric wrote:
Hell's Bells, where a party of bards and skalds bring peace to the land with the power of rock.

Hah!!

There's an anime/J-video game/manga that deals with that theme (using rock 'n roll for freedom and justice!).

Bizarre, I know.

Samurai Jam -Bakumatsu Rock-

Carry on!

--C.


Good catch, that! If, indeed, it is the case!^^

Carry on!

--C.


?!?!

This thread seems to have... strayed from what it was when it started...

<sigh>

--C.


Dragon78 wrote:
Who is the character on the cover?

Shensen, one of James Jacob's characters that's been 'imported' to Golarion.

IIRC

Carry on.

--C.


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Q: Keeping on theme, where in the Inner Sea would you locate something like the La Brea Tar Pits?

I suppose the Lands of the Mammoth Lords could be a possibility... Or, perhaps more specifically, along its shared border with the Worldwound?

Thanking you for your reply.

--C.

<Edit>: Considering I kinda answered my own question, I bolded the "you" in my question above. So, your take on the it.


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^ No problem! :)

Carry on.

--C.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Piercedthrough wrote:

Tell me, oh cat loving dinosaur...

American Lion, or Sabretooth tiger?

If by American Lion you mean mountain lion, then I gotta go with that. Otherwise, sabretooth!

Could also be referring to the American cave lion, perhaps?

Panthera (leo) atrox

--C.


Dragon78 wrote:

Bring on the kitchen sink world building approach.

Wich continent is Iblydos located on?

Casmaron. Specifically an island (or more?) to the south(?) that is associated with Casmaron (much like Hermea is part of Astivan, which is the continent to the north of the Inner Sea, i.e. the northern half of the Inner Sea Region).

So, of Casmaron, we're getting Iblydos & Vudra.

--C.

<edit> ninja'ed by Kalindlara! :P


Q: Will there a table-like appendix (or something of the sort) that collects all the 'most important' (or interesting!) data for each (sub)race, including information like "most prevalent/common in...", "most likely to worship...", "most common languages known (up to 3)", "most common alignment", etc. (and not just 'crunchy' information like racial stat bonuses & such) in this book?

Sort of like what done for Inner Sea Gods? And kinda like that given in Races of Faerûn... Although perhaps in an easier-to-absorb-at-a-glance format? (Again, like Inner Sea Gods.)

Such a table would, at the very least, be a useful summary on the various races, rather than having to read through a paragraph of text that might, for space reasons, not even include 'equal' information for every race, particularly the less common and obscure ones.

And even if such a table couldn't include all relevant information about the different races found in the Inner Sea, it could be a means of presenting relatively detailed information on even obscure races/subraces in a rather succinct manner.

Perhaps?...

Looking forward to this product regardless.

Carry on!

--C.

Yeah, I might've repeated the same points above... It's late where I'm at! :p


That's an AWESOME pic!

Carry on!

--C.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The first two plots have been translated into Pathfinder APs already—Curse of the Crimson Throne and Serpent's Skull. I've not yet translated the third into one yet, because I don't think management will let me kill off Irori with a transplanar supernatural immense faith parasite monster that siphons belief and digests it into anti-belief and then shoots it across the planes to kill a god.
What about Abadar?

So...

That's not what happened to Aroden, then?... o.O?

;p

Carry on! ^^

--C.

<edit> Emphasis added. </edit>


James Jacobs wrote:
Icyshadow wrote:
DC Comics or Marvel Comics?

Generally neither. My current favorites are published by Image Comics. (Saga and Rat Queens, and I WANT to get into Walking Dead...)

Hey!

Since it seems you're into titles by Image Comics, have you had a chance to look at Ravine (epic fantasy setting), by Stjepan Sejic?

Series information page on Imagecomics.com

Sneak peeks , extracts & more by the artist (on deviantart.com).

There are only two graphic novels so far...

Thanks for being so willing to field all sorts of questions!

Carry on!

--C.


James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is the Dragon Horse of Bestiary 2 based on the Longma of Chinese mythology? If so, why is it illustrated like a regular horse that's just a little shinier? Was there a miscommunication or something? Not criticizing it, I mean, a GM can say they look different, but I'm curious.
It's partially based on that, yes. Sometimes art comes in and isn't quite what was envisioned, and in some cases it's too late to make changes. Other times we deliberately veer away from an established look to try to define a new look for a creature, for whatever reason. Not sure which of these two took place, or if it were both, or if it were a third reason.

And here I thought it was the Pathfinder version of the Asperi (from the D&D Monster Manual II)...

Staying on topic: How's Shimmy doing?

And thanks for continuing with this thread for so long!

--C.

<edit: The spelling of Shimmy's name - sorry.>


Erik Mona wrote:

No.

We wanted to focus on more popular, mainstream monsters with the widest possible base of people interested in using them in campaigns.

Urdefhans were never seriously considered.

My position is that we need to have a book like this prove itself with much, much more common monsters than that before we can dream of diluting the customer pool with creatures they don't recognize.

Monster Codex 4? Sure.

Some sort of Pathfinder Campaign Setting Monster Codex? Absolutely.

Not here.

Not when so many folks were skeptical of whether they would need this book, and not when we're trying something that has basically never been done before.

Emphasis mine, i.e. bold & italics added above.

So... Would this perhaps be a hint (spoiler?!) at one of the five "still unknown" monsters to be featured in the up-&-coming Inner Sea Monster Codex, hmm??

Spoiler:
Granted, the five monsters mentioned in the product description (strix, gillman, centaur, ogrekin & charau-ka) aren't necessarily confirmed... Or, at least, that seems to be the general feeling from the posts in its product discussion thread.

Of course, it could all be a hypothetical example on your part (& I'm just speculating ;p ), BUT...

:D :D :D

Carry on!

--C.

PS: You don't have to confirm or deny it, if it's a lil' too early to say, BUT...

<edit> Added post script & spoiler.


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Tod!

--C.

:p


Really like what you've done with the spellcasting traditions you have!!

Carry on! (^_')=b

--C.

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