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This, was also me. :(
I really need a life.
Soon as I finish another scenario. Or 3,...
Yeah I do luv my casters, Is why I was thinking Magus as an option. :)
Sadly, I am SLOW at actually generating the PC's. (And choosing them, it seems) :(
What?!? It's not my fault they ALL sound like fun!
Hrm, Ok, I'm going to try and narrow it down,...
My primary choices are (because they DO all sound like fun!)
-Magus (Could use suggestions for swashy feats, etc, Not required to have dex to dmg,) ;)
-Halfling/Swashbuckler/Mouser- (Cuz it sounds fun!) w/ possible dip to regular or Vivi Alchemist for cool/oddball additions. ;P
-Cleric of Cayden- a-la swash. :)
I am going to try and get a basic generation going on these choices, maybe help me choose. Any suggestions regarding feats et al greatly appreciated. I'm only close to memorizing the ones to do with wizards. :)
Anyone happen to know how to not make an attempt to acquire a boon? Didn't see anything stand out for me to not make an attempt. Tried swiping the revealed boon every direction, which typically did nothing or it caused me to accidentally roll for it
I noticed this as well, a 'do not acquire' would be better than 'trying' and deliberately failing (by not adding anything to the roll) :)
Yes, But I think he meant that you are supposed to reroll ALL of the dice for the combat check? Not just the one d4 for the darts?
Ditto on this for me, kept losing/gaining 'PreFab' connection while playing. That was annoying. (Home Wi-Fi, very reliable) The GAME is beautiful, can't wait to play some scenarios, but am worried about what I'm reading with not earning gold/etc if we keep dropping connection?
Running it on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it started great, THEN overheated for some reason, forcing all of my apps to shut down?!? (It's NEVER done that before??) Removing it from case seemed to help with that (It still felt warm to me) but the connection dropping was constant.
Conclusion- Beautiful package, so far living up to most of the promise. A little buggy, but I'm certain that an update or two will solve most of those. A LITTLE discouraging for me who was hoping to dive right into the deep end of the pool, but very hopeful that this will soon become my all-time favorite time waster!
So, I downloaded the new Pathfinder Adventure App from Google Play tonight
It is BEAUTIFUL
It played well, although even as someone who has stumbled through the first couple of scenarios of the box set a couple of times, I already had an idea what was up.
Only reason I'm not giving it a GLOWING review right off the bat is;
Despite all that, it is a BEAUTIFUL game, and I think, if I can get my buggy device to behave, I will really enjoy it!
Looking forward to wasting a few hours (and a few bucks) with this one!
Sorry, been stupid busy (OR just stupid, is also a possible thing) have not had time to make a PC.
Also,... having trouble deciding. They all sound like fun,
Although 'seriously' considering,...
-Swashbuckling cleric of Cayden (Have to check out Desna too)
-Swashbuckle-build Magus of some ilk
-Halfling Swashbuckler, possible Mouser archetype, or dip w/ Urban barbarian (suggested above) or something similar to give him a 'little' edge.
The Minis Maniac wrote:
OW,... Just,... OW. O_o
I deal with some fool people.
Me Two! :)
Yeah, all true. I mean there were sharpshooters, even with the older, unrifled barrels, (So you know they were GOOD) but in general if you were within 'sure kill' range with a pistol, you were almost close enough to use your sword, or a thrown knife. ;P
My black powder revolver has a Semi-Rifled barrel, and I STILL can't hit squat with it over half the time! :(
Granted, I am not a black powder expert, I may have been putting too little or too much powder in the chamber? :/
They may be a LITTLE silly, but I enjoyed reading all of them! :)
I'm still toying with ideas, I try not to get too set on something too early, as I have a hard time changing my mind about later. :P
I'm also making a concerted effort to avoid the playing a straight spellcaster. (As another board member once noted, 'Rags has made more Wizard characters than JK Rowling') ;P
However I think that a Magus or Dueling Cleric of Cayden would fit in nicely with both the game and my play style. :)
I did try to think if I could make a decently capable 'dueling Sorcerer', PC, but Either I'm just too tired and stressed with all of work, home, etc,.. or I just don't know the right combo of feats to make it capable. :P
I should be able to make a rough-draft PC in the next day or so. Sorry for the delay, but I am behind at work, and I should actually do work during the day.. ;P
If no one else wants to, I am willing to play a swashbuckling cleric of Cayden, I think playing with firearms and pointy things would be irresponsible without a healer on deck! ;)
Ah, here we are, an article saying the same things as from WIKI, but with better details, and pictures!
So, there WERE pepperboxes in the 16th century, using the 'match-lock' technology (Putting a lit fuse in the hammer, where the Flint in a flintlock would later reside) So yes, they ha dthese during DUMAS 3M time.
Popularity? another question.
But this puts the ones that I was thinking about, (Flintlock or percussion cap, smaller and easily concealable for ladies and gentlemen's self-defense) past the time of the setting we are emulating.
And I STILL recall reading about all these early firearms, but especially the multiple-chamber ones, being as much of a hazard to the owner as to the target!
I myself own ONE firearm, a Navy Colt Firearms replica (functional) of a Civil War Cap & Ball revolver.
Yes I have fired it. It sucks. I literally cannot hit the broad side of a barn with it, and I am a decent shot. :P
And, when I fire it, I cap over the end of the chambers with Crisco. To prevent misfires/ignition of the next chamber.
GM Treppa wrote:
AT first glance:
Wikipedia said wrote:
So at first glance, it seems that a rudimentary version of the pepperbox was invented as early as the 1500's, but according to WIKI (Which we ALL know is FLAWLESS) ;P They didn't actually see 'popularity' until 1830's.
Will continue digging,...
I've read the 3M, many times,. but the most recent was,... well, not recently. ;P
Going by all of the MOVIES, (and the excellent TV series) they used their firearms almost as much as their swords, however it IS still primarily 'point, shoot, drop, pick up after fight is over' style of fighting.
I can wax philosophic about reasons the Musketeers didn't/don't use their guns (often) in town,...
-Still mainly inaccurate weapons, more likely to hit a bystander in a crowd than the intended target,
-Goes against the Musketeers creedo and dueling code. They prefer to face their opponents man-to-man,
-Plus, in a swordfight they get to show off that whole Swashbuckle-thing they are all about. :)
-Musketeers didn't kill for fun, only when they had to. They would much rather beat your pants off in a swordfight and let you live if they could. Guns make that hard to do. ;)
Yeah I have a headache, that's all I got right now. :)
I'm good with 'common guns' Treppa, although I DO believe that the pepperbox pistol was 1600's as well. (I will be happy to research later tonight) As I recall, it worked, but like all the rest was prone to misfires, meaning you could very well blow your hand off if all the chambers went off at once. Plus they were much smaller bullets than the larger pistols and rifles, and had a much shorter (Accurate) range. It was an easily concealable, save-or die weapon, not a reliable six-shooter like in the old west. :)
Just a guess, It wasn't his age, it was the drugs when he was younger?:/
Never was really a fan of Prince, but I have to admit he made some darn catchy songs. (And I confess to loving his songs in the Batman movie!)
Halfling Swashbuckler/Cavalier w/ riding dog?
On the plus side, Halflings look FABulous in wide brimmed, feathered hats! :)
On the minus, I DO hate that 'small' pointy weapons supposedly do less dmg than 'normal' sized ones. :(
(Have you ever been stabbed with a sword?!? I can promise you, large or small, it HURTS!) :/
that's rather harmonious, but it still stings a bit. I'm glad you had the 1000 as opposed to not.
Me too! :)
Celestial Healer wrote:
On the bright side, look at all those nice new appliances!
Indeed! The kitchen is practically covered in (Most likely Faux) Stainless Steel! :)
(My wife insists that the OVEN needs to match. I insist that a working oven trumps a shiny one.) ;P
Patrick Curtin wrote:
I hope your turn of luck improves Rags
Thanks, At the risk of repeating myself, Me too! ;)
Sorry for the griping, I hope YOU enjoy your holiday weekend! :)
I just keep reminding myself.
Ouchies Ragadolf. Hope tomorrow is better. And that you find a discounted fridge.
LOL, Thank you Friendly Ship. That makes two of us! ;)
Actually, this has been quite the interesting 6 months or so. If it was happening to someone ELSE, it'd be funny.
It it was a sit-com, it'd be hysterical.
In the last 6 months, I have;
Replaced my microwave oven,
Replaced my Dishwasher,
Replaced my Washer and Dryer,
REPAIRED my oven, (Not forking out the cash for a new one of THOSE!)
REPAIRED my Home AC, just in time to prevent Compressor damage and having to replace that,
And NOW Catastrophic Fridge Failure.
The good news? I'm running out of things to repair! It HAS to slow down soon! ;P
Ah yes, There comes a time where you have to laugh. Or else start crying. I prefer to laugh.
<Over heard at the Wizard's House, 'Mommy? Why is Daddy laughing like a crazy villain person??'>
Leoian Mousekewitz wrote:
Still sort of leaning towards the Catfolk Daring Infiltrator, especially if Marhof is going to be a Ratfolk swashbuckler.
Ahhhh,.. I DO so enjoy working with professionals. ;)
This is starting to sound like quite the lineup of Characters and ne'er do-wells. I've seen blockbuster movies that didn't have this good of a cast. ;)
How to rise to the challenge? Now I HAVE to come up with something to fit in with this rag-tag band of ruffians.
<BAck to the drawing board> :)
No rage. Sounds like fun to me! :)She might frustrate my CHARACTER to no end. But I think I'd sit back and enjoy the show! ;)
So, while SOME of us get to plan and anticipate a Grand Adventure for this weekend,...
Some of us came home, after yet another late night at work, to discover that our Refrigerator (which has been getting slowly warmer) Had completely defrosted the freezer. And the Fridge was no longer cold.
So there was much swearing as I fetched bags of ice for our ice chests, and salvaged what little I could. (Did I mention that I HATE throwing things away?!?)
So, I'll be taking tomorrow morning off of work, and buying a new refrigerator. The cost? About $1,000.
My expected Federal Tax refund? About $1,000. o_O
It has just been One. Of. Those. Days. :/
On the PLUS side?
Yeah, I weep at the thought of 2 Skill points/lvl too. :(
I dunno, ALL of the swashbuckly-stuff sounds fun to me! (It always has, ever since I first saw those old movies as a kid)
Hows a guy to choose?!?!? :P
Hm,... off the top though, I'd say I'm likely to go swashbuckly-Magus, Straight Swashbuckler (maybe with a few gun feats?), or Cleric Of Cayden.
(I might pick yer brain about that tumbly-cleric yer tawkin' 'bout) ;)
Tossing around ideas.
In my mind.
Cuz I likes all of mine, AND all of the above, so far. ;P
Hrm,... A variance on the Magus I'm playing in another PbP ?(oft delayed, but we refuse to quit!) ;)
Based on the idea that more blades is better, he specializes in ALL of the spells/powers that provide/create/animate/etc another blade. (My original used 3PP Arcana, Dancing Blade, to get that power before you can normally get it with the regular points/lvl) ;)
His ultimate goal, (Obviously a higher-lvl goal) is to swing into action, while wielding his rapier in one hand, have his 'Defending/Dancing' weapon beside him, animating yet another sword/weapon with arcane pool, while spells animating daggers/etc for defense and offense fly around him.
1st (Or 2nd?) thing I thought of was pretty much ANY worshiper of Cayden, yeah. :)
Yes there is an arcana (somewhat nerfed, at least for PFS as I vaguely recall) that allows Magus to become a jr-league Swashbuckler.
I wouldn't want to burn ALL of my Arcana on Swashbuckler tricks (IF I did that, I'd just play a Swash) But the first 1 or 2 looked good to very useful, and/or a couple of Swashbuckler-y feats.
OR gun feats, in this case,... ;)
I also fell asleep once standing up,... in High School. :/
I fall asleep at my keyboard all the time. I'm not too tired to realize that I needed sleep more than interwebs, I just don't care. :P
Sleeping behind the wheel? Yeah,... that never ends well. O_o
I get the feeling that this may be very similar to his Alera Setting in a way.
Meaning, when I read the first book of that series, I wasn't overly impressed. But I read it and enjoyed it for what it was, because I LIKE Butcher. Then I continued reading the series. And as He developed his over-arching plotline, and more importantly the characters, they got better, And I ended up loving the characters and the series. (If not necessarily the ending of it) ;P
Agree with your assessment of his description of combat scenes. Far better than most. (IMHO)
MOST (Not all) authors seem to fall into two extremes of writing action and/or fight scenes,
-OR, they give you TOO MUCH description (I myself confess to falling prey to this way to much) And characters and plot and story and everything else just doesn't fit into the blow by blow description of the fight.
Butcher on the other hand (Again, IMHO) balances the two very well if not perfectly. At least with his well-developed characters. His actions are fast-paced, entertaining, clever, and flow with all the rapidity of a Bourne fight scene.
Man I have to learn how to do that,... ;P
Beware the nuclear wessels.
OK, I keep streaming music from Itunes at work to keep my work internet connection open. (And to keep my sanity), usually Streaming Soundtracks . com.
And I kid you not. As I read this line, The closing theme from Star Trek IV, The Voyage Home started playing.
O_o <Mind. Blown.>
Heh, Yeah, the cats were on and off for me. But overall I liked them.
They were a variety on of a character type for the story. (I guess?) Made it a little different.
All in all, a fun romp for a first book of a new series. I admit I'm looking forward to seeing where he's going with this one (after seeing what he did with his Codex Alera Series) I'll read the rest of them when they come out.
But I'll be eagerly anticipating the newest Dresden novel more! ;P
Patrick Curtin wrote:
For me, I am thinking a more autumnal entrance. One, I don't like the thought of Louisiana in the summer. Two, assuming I have a new job it will be easier to get time off in an off-season time
Yes, Lousy-anna in the summertime is simply,... Lousy!
We have 100% humidity here. And THAT's on the GOOD days! ;P
Autumn works. Early semester the shows aren't all booked solid, as no one has started rehearsals yet! ;P So August, September, I can work with that.
D-Day Museum? Check.
May I suggest the Aquarium? Last I checked even after the Katrina debacle it was still considered one of the top 5 in the nation?
I shall do my research, (As I never really was a 'partyer' in my mis-spent youth) and make sure we end your trip with a proper visit to the French Quarter. LOTS of history, Hauntings, and drinking to be had!
Example- The original Wooden structure that was both a blacksmith's shop, AND Jean Lafitte's hideout when he was in port? It somehow survived the major fire(s) that decimated the rest of the Quarter. Yep. It's a bar now. ;)
Patrick Curtin wrote:
When i come visit Rags, I'd love to visit the big cemetery there. The one with the above-ground mausoleums. Anything historical is good as well. The D-Day Museum is right up my alley.
There are several big cemeteries here (Although I know the one you and everyone else is thinking about) But some are much more impressive than others. And safer to visit, day or night. ;P
And even the 'small' ones are all technically 'above ground' mausoleums, as it is illegal to bury anyone below ground level here where the water table is frequently above street level! :)
My wife's family has a small plot, and it is open top (Looks like a plot of ground with a small wall around it) but it is actually a completely encased (sides and below) mausoleum. Just doesn't have the fancy top on it. ;)
Of course like 5 plots over is a one that looks like a small castle. ;P
The really big one your thinking of is very cool, like a miniature city.
Heheh, Sounds about right. ;)
My father-in-law still lives in Kenner. (Right in the landing path for the airport) My wife (and I, and our kids) still go visit him regularly. But after Katrina I wasn't moving back into the bowl surrounded by water. ;P
(My father-in-law likes that one too.)
Patrick Curtin wrote: