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RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16. RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Dedicated Voter, 2015 Dedicated Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Tennessee—Kingsport. 3,389 posts (4,346 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 10 Pathfinder Society characters. 18 aliases.


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Dirge Bard 5 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | HP 38/38 | F +4 R +7 W +4 | Init +9 | Perc +0 (Darkvision 60) | Sense Motive +8 | Performance 10/17

"I mean, one is eccentric, but two starts to look like a bad habit."

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

"If he were a flavor, you can bet he would be sour!"

"Even the vegetables don't like him!"

The Muppet Christmas Carol (tied with Die Hard as the best Christmas movie ever).

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If you're making a battle-focused cleric, is there a particular reason you're not making a Warpriest instead?

My brother played a Iomedaen battle cleric, and he was a big fan of the Heroism subdomain.

Crusader archetype is probably worth it if you don't plan on doing much spellcasting in combat.

As for traits, Fate's Favored is a must. I'd also suggest Divine Warrior, which gives you a +1 trait bonus to damage on any weapon affected by one of your divine spells. My Oracle uses that with reinforce armaments for the 10 minutes/level duration to hand out to other party members. Or hand out continual flame to other people, so they get permanently flaming swords with damage boosts.

So off the top of my head, I'd go with something like:
Half-Orc Cleric (Crusader) of Iomedae
16/12/14/10/16/8
Alt. racial trait: Sacred Tattoo
Traits: Fate's Favored, Divine Warrior
1: Heavy Armor Proficiency, Weapon Focus
2:
3: Power Attack
4: +1 Str
5: Shield Focus, Disciple of the Sword
6:
7: Heighten Spell (to hand out deeper darkness-busting, damage boosting continual flames to allies.)
8: +1 Str
9: Shield Specialization
10: Greater Weapon Focus
11: Divine Interference

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Two sessions later, they're confused and think they're attacking the president of Kenya. Apparently they think the names sound similar.

"Kenya? Wait, wasn't he Irish?"

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Lord Snow wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Lord Snow wrote:

So if the only option for *everyone* is to use slates, everyone will. And when that happens, the competition will shift from competing books to competing slates. And I don't think anyone seriously thinks that slates aren't correlated with social cliques and political views. So, the entire focus of the awards is less about the books and more about competing factions in the SFF community.

Do you agree that this is a way in which slate voting can cause harm without using coercion or any other explicit illicit behavior?

I don't think it will be as bad as all that. I'm sure that some of the worst racial agitators (such as K. Tempest Bradford, who helped institute literal racial segregation at a SF con) will try to counter Vox Day's "anti-SJW" slate with a slate aiming to exclude white men, but hopefully more independently-minded voters will outnumber them enough that at least some apolitical/moderate works find traction on both sides and make it on the ballot on the strength of the actual writing.

Wait, what?!

Did she seriously do this, or are you in some way presenting facts out of context?

At WisCon (I think it's a yearly thing) they have a lounge where white people are not allowed. Admission is explicitly based on skin color. I'm told it skirts anti-discrimination laws because you have to pay to for admission to the con, therefore it doesn't count as "public accomodation."

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Hrothdane wrote:

Where is the evidence there was any sort of organized liberal cabal, that quality works were systematically excluded from the process because they didn't meet an arbitrary level of social conscience?

Actually, I was pointed to this blog post by Vox Day, in which he compares the nomination tallies of Tor authors/editors.

Quote:


2008

43 Best Fan Writer John Scalzi
41 Best Novel The Last Colony John Scalzi
40 Best Novel Halting State Charles Stross
...
2014

120 Best Novel Neptune's Brood Charles Stross
127 Best Novella Equoid Charles Stross
118 Best Novelette Lady Astronaut of Mars Mary Kowal
...
2012

49 Best Novel The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
48 Best Novel Fuzzy Nation by John Scalzi
44 Best Editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Those numbers certainly seem suggestive to me, if not of malicious manipulation, then at least a lot of mutual backscratching among Tor authors/editors/superfans. Add to that the week leading up to the announcement, when the Nielson Haydens openly admitted to knowing not only what the non-Puppy nominees were, but also that the Hugo administrators were upset about it. The very existence of that kind of rumor mill speaks to an unhealthy level of behind-the-scenes activity.

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thejeff wrote:

Just for the record: Castalia House is a lesser publisher. Barely known even in Finland, as far as I can tell. Maybe just an e-publisher, I'm not sure. So on that front it qualifies.

OTOH, it's Vox Day's project. He's lead editor. So his Rabid Puppies slate doesn't look so much like a principled struggle for either smaller publishers or against leftist bias, but just using backlash against SJWs to push his own business. Without, by the way, making that connection clear on the post where he recommended the slate.

Yeah, it looks like Vox got a taste of the glory with his nomination last year, and releasted a tangential slate of stuff he published, either because he wanted it again so badly, or he wanted to burn it all down. After all, he is, as far as I can tell, literally a professional internet troll.

On the other hand, the only two pieces of John C. Wright's fiction I've read, I both liked and nominated (one was a short story not on the ballot), so I'm optimistic about the rest of his nominated stuff.

My biggest disappointment is that I couldn't get "Video Game High School" or "Too Many Cooks" on the shortlist for Dramatic Presentation...

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PRD, Underwater Combat wrote:
A completely submerged creature has total cover against opponents on land unless those opponents have freedom of movement effects. Magical effects are unaffected except for those that require attack rolls (which are treated like any other effects) and fire effects.

So it sounds like it would negate the cover for spells requiring a ranged touch attack.

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Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Joseph Kellogg wrote:
Your GM credit never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever has anything to do with what happened in the game when you ran it.

Actually... that's not entirely accurate...

Murder on the Throaty Mermaid some GM rewards are based on the player's play through.

Which is why I stopped at only 112 "evers," obviously.

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Sammy T wrote:
thejeff wrote:
But none of that, other than survival, comes back to the Core campaign with him.

That's a pretty big caveat considering it's more likely you as an individual will use less resources & have easier encounters in the standard campaign if you're being carried by folks with the newest, shiniest synergized options.

Let's say you were a L6 core barbarian and you fought the same encounter in with a Core party and a Standard party--I think we can generally agree that the Standard party will have an easier go of it on average. The Core character will start to accrue subtle advantages when they return to Core--maybe they have more charges left on their CLW wand thanks to a Life Oracle, maybe they didn't have to use an Oil of Daylight because there was an Aasimar, maybe they never used their Ghost Touch arrows because a caster used a Mnemonic Vestment to use a Mass Ghostbane Dirge scroll...so, when that character returns to the Core game, he has a material advantage over those people who maybe had to use up more of their wand charges and burned another 2PP, used their oil of daylight and spent 750 gp for another, or bought Restorations because they struggled with Shadows who ambushed them.

That's all true... but the Core campaign isn't being promoted as "Hard Mode." In fact, it's specifically being touted as beginner-friendly. So to say that Core games will somehow be tainted by characters who have had an easier time because they played in non-Core games elsewhere isn't really the issue.

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Have you considered a Weapon and Shield style ranger? You could TWF with your improvised paintbrush weapon and a shield as your palette, and it gets plenty of skill points.

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You can get vials of djezet from [REDACTED], which you can buy and give to a level 7+ cleric to get a 4th-level daylight.

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Does Golarion have an equivalent of "protected designation of origin," like with Champagne and Roquefort cheese? Are dwarves required to advertise their versions as "imitation Elven-style processed sword products"?

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Check the discoveries; the ones with * can't be combined with each other on a bomb.

Splash Weapon Mastery is a good feat, from Adventurer's Armory if you have it. It lets you nudge your misses, and mold your splash radius a bit. Not vital though.

Your list looks good, but I'd retrain Rapid Shot for Force Bombs or Confusion Bombs as soon as you get boots of speed. 3 bombs/round is going to chew through your ammo too fast, and I wouldn't risk the -2 on all the attacks because misses hurt. I usually don't even use my iterative attack unless I really need to pump out damage fast.

Depending on how you pro-social you want to be, you might also want to pick up the Infusion discovery, so you can hand your extracts to teammates. Two-handed martial classes will really appreciate a shield or barkskin here and there. I didn't get it until level 10, when I had too many extracts to spend on self-buffs.

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Playing a game of Forgotten Futures with my brothers and one sister-in-law, in the first session of a homebrew adventure in which Burroughs' Red Martians allied with the Apache...

The group is hired to go to a gold mining operation to investigate why the last shipment never arrived. When they get there, they find the camp slaughtered, while in a valley over the ridge, an Apache war camp is mustered. I intended them to only scout it out, and so described the overwhelming numbers and heightened security around the camp.

"So this is a mine, right? That means they have explosives."

They then proceeded to fill the cart they arrived in with explosives, light it on fire, then roll it down the hill. This is after they planted shrapnel traps poisoned with cyanide (because one of them happened to know that cyanide is used to extract gold from ore), and the sharpshooter took up a safe position. So that camp was essentially slaughtered, based on guilt-by-proximity.

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I built one who is an emberkin aasimar (+2 Int and Cha) bard. High Int and bardic knowledge means tons of skills and good Knowledges. If you want to go all-out, get a wand of Knock.

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Keep in mind Iomedae isn't just the goddess of righteous ass-kickery, but also of justice and honor. Your paladin could travel with the Pathfinders to ensure they deal fairly with the people they meet.

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Lord Snow wrote:

I don't think I will buy another audiobook though, mostly because of their prices - 2 or 3 times that of a normal kindle book. I don't want to overspend on books so getting the audio ones might actually reduce the number of books I read, which I don't care for.

You should check out LibriVox. They have a bunch of volunteer-read audiobooks of public domain works. Of course it's all older stuff, but free audiobook collections of Sherlock Holmes stories, etc. is nothing to sneeze at.

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Tacticslion wrote:

Because this one could be easily mistaken, I'll give a few hints along with it.

*A snowglobe is placed on a table*

*A man loads his revolver, spins his gun into place, sets it down.*

*He lights a match, lights a cigarette, and takes a smoke.*

*Pan to a window - you can see people creeping onto the porch of the house, one with a gun, one with a crowbar.*

E: "Damn. I was really starting to like this place."

*puts out cigarette on a table with bottle caps*

It sounds like Fallout: New Vegas...

...dear God, please tell me there's a Fallout: New Vegas movie out there somewhere!

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Jiggy wrote:
The Disappeared was actually the culprit I had in mind with "splitting up makes sense, but it doesn't work". The punishment for creative thinking actually causes that scenario to reinforce the "murderhobo" mindset, IMO.

We didn't fail because of splitting up or "creative thinking." We failed because you locked yourself in a room with the only key (ignoring my protests), then aggro'd a fight by yourself.

I told you I wasn't going to let you live that down.

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Hey cool! I'm in some great company.

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For rapier-style fighting, you'll definitely want the ACG and probably Advanced Class Origins for the Fencing Grace feat as well. But you can play a pretty good Dex-based fighter with mostly Core if you go with an Elven Curved Blade

My wife is running one, and even with only 14 Strength and Power Attack, because it's a two-handed weapon, she hits hard for a Dex-based build. At 6th level, she's hitting at +12 for 1d10+13, with a 15-20 crit threat range. The only non-core element she uses so far is the Lore Warden archetype which boosts her skills and Combat Maneuvers, at the expense of armor and shield proficiencies she's not using anyway.

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A chicken in every pot, a car in every garage, and a Kellogg in every Top 32! Huzzah!

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Have you considered running it as a chase scene? Put some obstacles in the way like streams, collapsing logs, or panicking wildlife.


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Dirge Bard 5 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | HP 38/38 | F +4 R +7 W +4 | Init +9 | Perc +0 (Darkvision 60) | Sense Motive +8 | Performance 10/17

Bluff: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (17) + 13 = 30

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Andrew Hoskins wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Andrew Hoskins wrote:
Ustalav is for Ustalovers
Is an Ustalover someone who loves his lips?
You'll have to ask the slaad; it's her title. :-)

I'm just a Markov meme generator into which someone fed too much Golarion lore. :)

At the time, I was just silly riffing on the first thing that popped into my mind. I never expected Andrew to glean a germ of an actual article idea in it.

I was actually referencing the VeggieTales song "I Love My Lips," in which Larry ends up in the lip ward of the hospital, and learns the Polish word for "lip" ("Usta") from his roommate. Sure it's obscure, but the set-up was just too perfect.

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Jeff Lee wrote:
Shields with eyes.

In Soviet RPG Superstar, eyes shield you!

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I can't believe I just voted for the item that reminds me of Psycho, and not because of the violence.

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Andrew Hoskins wrote:
Ustalav is for Ustalovers

Is an Ustalover someone who loves his lips?

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Here are some unusual ranged builds for you:

Six-Gun Wizard
8/16/12/17/14/8
Human Pistolero 1/Wizard (Scryer) 1/Eldritch Knight X
The SLA from the Scryer subschool counts as the 3rd-level spell to qualify you for Eldrtich Knight. Pretty standard ranged feat progression, plus Arcane Strike to make up for the loss of Gun Training compared to normal Gunslinger. Oh, and you're a wizard too.

SAM Barbarian
14/18/14/10/10/10 (adjust mental scores to taste)
Human Barbarian (Savage Technologist)
Again, standard ranged feat progression, but the Str/Dex rage makes your arrows beastly. Reckless Abandon rage power keeps your accuracy above-average, and Surprise Accuracy and Rolling Dodge are good too.

Gun-Fu Monk
9/18/14/10/16/7
Human (or Undine, if you have the boon) Pistolero 1/Zen Archer 1/Pistolero 4/Fighter X
Standard gunslinger feat progression, but the Zen Archer dip at 2 gives you Wis to AC and Precise Shot for free. Eventually you can pick up Deft Shootist to do all your shooting in melee if you want.

Personally, I have a Wayang Lore Warden as an archer, and between the archetype, FCB, and 16 Int, he gets 8 skills/level. Add in a Discerning Wayfinder, and he can identify his own magic items, attempt all the Knowledge (and Linguistics) checks, and eventually he'll take Additional Traits to become a UMD monkey too.

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Why yes, I would like a full-color illustration of your item. I need a tie-breaker factor.

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"Pathfinder got rid of that rule" vs. "PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER!"

*sigh* Comes down to construction requirements again.

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"Can everybody huddle up a little closer? The radius for this effect is measured in inches."

(A rather hilarious typo, but otherwise not a bad item at all. An easy upvote.)

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RainyDayNinja wrote:
"Anyone who touches this item instantly knows everything about how its powers work," a.k.a. "But I don't wanna waste my skill ranks on Spellcraft!"

And its companion, "I'm sick of you making your Spellcraft checks! I don't want you to know what this item does until you actually use it!"

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Congratulations. The other item was so boring, I was able to overlook your lack of [b] tags.

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In the future, please do not write your rules text in Ye Olde English.

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Huh, that is a real word. Fine, I guess I'll vote for you.

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OK, that item is gruesome, but hella cool.

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The ki idea would be good, because there are a number of spells which seem designed to be used by monks, for some reason (Ki Arrow, Ki Leech, Blood Crow Strike). I wish I'd thought of that before, because I would have entered that!

Here's what I had written up for a martial staff that I didn't enter:

Quote:
The engravings on this rough-hewn wooden staff depict feats of physical prowess. In addition to activating this staff as a spell-trigger item, the user can also activate it by spending a number of uses of martial flexibility, inspiration, or panache points equal to the number of charges required for the spell used. This still consumes charges from the staff as normal. When activated in this way, treat the user’s base attack bonus as her caster level, and Wisdom bonus (if using martial flexibility), Intelligence bonus (if using inspiration), or Charisma bonus (if using panache) as the spellcasting ability modifier. It can also be recharged by spending 3 uses of one of these abilities in place of a spell slot.

I couldn't come up with a spell list I liked for it, so I abandoned it, but it sounds like a lot of people had similar ideas. I look forward to seeing if anyone made it work better than I did.

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I've never had a problem as a player or GM with the PCs hanging out together for days after the mission ends to nurse each other back to health.

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skyshark wrote:
Clay Clouser wrote:
theheadkase wrote:
That preview function on the submission is priceless! It was around 20 words less than my word processor (Google Drive Document).
If you had all your formatting notations like [./b] other services will count those as words
[b][/b] are supposed to be included in the submission, so words like "price" and "aura" are bolded? There goes my entry for this year.

Also, be careful about describing your formatting errors in detail, because that can break anonymity.

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Tom Phillips wrote:
Jacob W. Michaels wrote:
Here's hoping I can match Tom Phillips with a third run at the brass ring.

Cheering for you! We need more three-peats.

Although my record of three consecutive years should be safe for another few years. ;-)

Ahem.

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Chris Shaeffer wrote:
I think we're gonna get A LOT of staves this year because of the perceived challenge and prestige of it. ;p

Would you go so far as to call it a staff infection?

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Chris Shaeffer wrote:
I think we're gonna get A LOT of staves this year because of the perceived challenge and prestige of it. ;p

Sort of like we had 6/32 (IIRC) fey creatures last year for the urban monsters round.

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Everyone who has voted in previous RPG Superstar competitions knows that there are some item concepts that keep showing up, no matter how many times they've been done before, or how many times people are warned against them. But with the switch to other types of magic items, how might those cliches change? Here are my predictions:

On the way out:
-Magic Walkie-Talkies (they'll still be here, mostly as rings, but I predict a lot less of them)
-Camping items

Here to stay:
-Spells in a can (will any staves avoid this?)
-Skill bonuses in a can
-Blood, gore, and mutilation
-Elaborate backstories (on steroids this year)

The new cliches:
-Life-stealing swords
-Metamagic feats disguised as rods
-Items intended to "fix" the ACG classes
-Weapon/armor special abilities instead of unique items

What are your predictions?

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1) Bit of Luck lasts for 1 round, which means it ends at the start of your next turn. So it depends on the skill you're using. If it takes a standard action or longer, then you don't get another standard action before Bit of Luck runs out, and it won't work. But for your example of Acrobatics, that's part of a move action, so it would work because you can use Bit of Luck as a standard and still have your move.

2) Protection from Evil is not a personal range spell, so unless the Shining Wayfinder adds a restriction about casting it on yourself, you're good.

3) These are rules questions, so this should be in the Rules forum. Flagged to be moved.


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Male Human Wizard (Manipulator) 4 | Init +1 | HP 20/30 | AC 15, T 11, FF 14 | Fort +5, Ref +5, Will +6 | CMB +1, CMD 12 | Perc +0, SensMtv +7

"Of course I understand what it means, but perhaps you should explain it for my companions' sakes."


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Dirge Bard 5 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | HP 38/38 | F +4 R +7 W +4 | Init +9 | Perc +0 (Darkvision 60) | Sense Motive +8 | Performance 10/17

"Two words: training montage."

Perform (Eye of the Tiger): 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (13) + 5 = 18

-Posted with Wayfinder


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Dirge Bard 5 | AC 20 T 13 FF 17 | HP 38/38 | F +4 R +7 W +4 | Init +9 | Perc +0 (Darkvision 60) | Sense Motive +8 | Performance 10/17

Is that 7th-level cleric of Abadar gonna pitch in at all?

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I agree with Mark that Paizo-built pregens won't add enough useful feedback. I like the idea of building playtest characters as pregens, but GMs would need the ability to veto them, or even have a requirement that the build be discussed with the GM beforehand. This would ideally leave the option open for close-knit groups who can pre-plan and communicate, or for those players that a GM trusts to get the rules more-or-less correct, but keep people from foisting dysfunctional characters on an unprepared GM.

My main concern is that it could be disruptive on a social level if a player reacts badly to his or her playtest character getting vetoed, or a GM feels pressured to accept a character he or she is confused by.

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