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RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16. RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Dedicated Voter. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,940 posts (3,527 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 10 Pathfinder Society characters. 17 aliases.


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Dagger Pistol (for gunslingers). Stick it in a spring-loaded wrist sheath for a back-up gun in a pinch!

Potion of Remove Blindness

Oil of Daylight

A 5-in-one set of scrolls of Lesser Restoration

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Finlanderboy wrote:
Don't mess with texas is an anti-litter slogan

Checks Wikipedia...

Mind = blown

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Jaçinto wrote:

Ok I have been avoiding Big Eyes Small Mouth like the plague but you are making me want to check it out now and give it a chance.

Also, that is a sucky predicament you are in. Want this guy gone but don't want to hurt the store since it seems to be struggling and he is giving it money. Though if he keeps it up, eventually you may have to inform the police on a sexual harassment charge which would probably stick what with this creep's priors.

I admit I kinda torment people at my table as well but I have rules. First, if I mess with you in any way I am giving you full permission to mess with me. if you can't take it, don't do it. Second, if I ever cross a line just tell me, in any form you are capable of doing, and I will stop immediately.

Aside from that, the best you can do maybe is have the GM make his game as distasteful to his player as possible. I mean, sure he can play but don't expect buffs from anyone and also, hey it looks like the monsters are all targeting him again. Basically try to make it so he wont want to play with your group and just to go to a different table.

Oh another bad background thing is when a player makes an interesting background but then totally dumps anything to do with it when the game starts. Ok, one player plays a merfolk character after his first one died. He put in his story that this was his character's brother and he was seeking revenge for the death of his brother. He finds out a giant moray eel killed him and then the party ate him. He just shrugs to the party with a "Oh ok then, whatever." After they admit they ate his brother's corpse.

Don't feed the troll. That user has a history of inventing over-the-top horror stories that don't add up.

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I think LazarX has the right idea. A True Primitive can't read or write, but might still be quite gregarious and well-socialized. The Feral Child seems like it's just asking for disruptive role-play ("I sniff the diplomat's butt because I was raised by wolves! I take a dump in the potted plant because that's how bears do it in the forest! Aren't I hilarious, guys?")

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Brian Lefebvre wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:

It was easier to not have to seat GMs on top of players; my only minor issue is one that will not change ... as a shorter marshal being surrounded on all sides by players all clamoring for a seat.

Something for marshals to stand on would be awesome.

It might be possible to ask the players closest to you to take a knee, or bow down before the marshal, to help see the back of the crowd.

Only the penitent players shall pass...

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Dennis Baker wrote:
Ross Byers wrote:
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Necromancer wrote:
(Clr/Sha/Wit) Speak with Haunt: Haunt answers one question/2 levels.
I don't usually do this, but I have to say.. I cooked that one up to help add roleplaying elements to them, which seemed to be a frequent source of complaints.
I expect the most common question will be "What do you want!?" or some other variant of "How do we make you go away?"

Here I was thinking:

"What is your favorite color?"

"Would you like a spot of tea?"

"Do you have Prince Albert in a can?"

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A Catholic priest, a Baptist preacher, and Jewish rabbi were all friends and liked to go out into the woods once a month to spend a weekend with nature, talk shop, and otherwise take time to refresh themselves.

One month, they ran into this grizzled old mountain man, who told them, "You know, anybody can preach to regular ol' people. It takes a real man to preach to the bears!" The three clergy decided they were up for the challenge, and agreed to meet back up the next month and compare notes.

When they met again, the Catholic priest was the first to speak up, and he had several stitched-up cuts and bruises. "Well, I was speaking the Gospel to this bear, and he started clawing me and biting at me, but when I sprinkled some holy water on him, he became as gentle as a lamb and converted, and now he's teaching Sunday School."

The Baptist preacher was the next to chime in, and he was even more injured, with an arm in a sling, and bandages covering numerous wounds on his chest and face. "Oh yeah? I was preaching the Word to this bear, and he started mauling me, but I worked him down to the river and dunked him in baptism, and after that he repented, and we're making him a deacon next week!"

The Jewish rabbi, who was in a wheelchair and covered head-to-toe in bandages, piped up. "Oh sure, you guys had it easy! You ever tried to circumcise one of those things?"

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Dylos wrote:
Dazz wrote:
The only real problem I can see on the twins character is you could confuse the GM who's reporting it if you're going as a different name than what's connected to your character number.
The character's name on the sign in sheet doesn't have to be the same as the name I give to the other players, and the name of the alias on the paizo forums could include both names. For example, let's say the twins were named Bob and Sue and their last name was Porter, the alias could be Bob/Sue Porter, though that may lead to even more confusion.

You could just name them both Darryl.

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G: [over the radio] "I know! You construct a weapon. Look around you; can you form some sort of rudimentary lathe?"
J: "A lathe? Get off the line!"

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If you only ever plan on playing in your group, you don't even have to play by PFS rules. You could just make it a home game that uses the PFS scenarios, and don't get official credit for it.

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How about an elf Treesinger druid with a sapling treant companion, who spends all day wildshaped into a raccoon? Plus a dip into gunslinger.

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Brigg wrote:

You peer over to the character sheet of the player next to you and see:

Human Barbarian
"Dual Talent" Racial trait
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STR: 8
DEX: 20
CON: 20
INT: 7
WIS: 7
CHA: 7

The player sees you looking and says, "I wanna see if this works out. I'm tired of getting knocked down."

Just make him an Urban Barbarian with Dervish Dance and a clear spindle ioun stone, and watch him go!


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Male Human Wizard (Manipulator) 3 | Init +1 | HP 21/23 | AC 12, T 11, FF 11 | Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +3 | CMB +0, CMD 11 | Perc +0, SensMtv +6

"I think this alleyway might be part of a network of alleys that interconnects the streets, an 'internet' you might call it, which would allow travel throughout this district without being seen. Such a thing would be a valuable resource for a thieves' guild. Anyone care to explore it with me?"

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Kelly Youngblood wrote:
Ring_of_Gyges wrote:
Spring load wrist sheaths to draw potions as swift actions and Accelerated Drinker to drink them as move actions. Also very useful in using Breath of Life scrolls in a timely manner.
Forget scrolls, wear First Aid Gloves. 4500GP buys you two castings of Breath of Life anyone can use. And most importantly, they're always at hand.

And since your gloves slot is taken up, consider spellguard bracers instead of gloves of elvenkind. +2 to concentration, and 3/day roll twice and take the better, for those times when you absolutely, positively, have to cast that spell successfully!

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I finished my Hugo Awards reading today (and by "finished," I mean I gave up on two of the novel samples, and I'm not even touching The Wheel of Time).

Parasite by Mira Grant was the most readable of the three samples, and I was surprised with how quickly I got through the 100 pages I had. That being said, it's a zombie novel, but 100 pages in and there hasn't been so much as a nibble! It gets my number 2 spot, since it didn't bore me like Ancillary Justice or Neptune's Brood, but I'm not going to bother buying the full novel.

Now I can finally start on the new Monster Hunter book. So much glorious violence...

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Vrog Skyreaver wrote:
...or as Jesus put it "do unto others as you'd have done to you".

I don't think Jesus is the right person to look to for table etiquette. He has a history of flipping tables over when he gets upset.

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Oil of Residual Tracking. 50 gp for an oil which, when applied to a footprint, will give you a perfect image of whoever left it, including gear they're carrying and even the look on their face. They don't even get a save or spell resistance.

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12. If you're going to eat a snack, don't eat something that's going to gross out the other people at the table (Once I played a game at a con next to a kid who was eating some kind of seaweed chip that smelled like dead fish).

13. Basic hygeine means more than just bathing. If something on your face starts bleeding (like because you were picking at it, or you just got a nosebleed), go get a tissue. Don't just lick the blood from your hand like a cat.

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In general, extradimensional spaces don't function inside of other extradimensional spaces. Since the pit you create is an extradimensional space, you can't create another one inside it.

And that also means that when the wizard falls into the pit, he can't pull the scroll of spider climb out of his handy haversack.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Drogon wrote:
Oh...right...They shouldn't be pissed off. It's a game, right?
Like I shouldn't be upset that I never got to attend a Beatles/Elvis/Doors/Queen concert? It's just music, right?

I never realized they ever toured together. That sounds epic.

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Expanded race options are cool, but I'm not looking forward to playing with all the big, dumb Nagaji paladins, battle oracles, bloodragers, naga aspirants, and cavaliers. I'll have to start carrying mops and buckets on my PCs just to clean up all the drool.

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I'm a bit worried that removing previously legal races will quickly lead to hurt feelings, as new players see others playing with Aasimars and Tieflings, only to find out that they missed the boat in being able to play one too. How much worse will the cries of "I can't play the race I want because I can't get a convention boon!" be when they know that most people didn't even need one?

Plus, I'm sure I'll be kicking myself in a few months, thinking "D'oh! That's an awesome character concept! If only I'd thought of it earlier..."

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Why am I being forced to play Russian Roulette? If I have a gun with 4 bullets, I prefer my odds trying to shoot my way out. At least that way I die with my boots on.

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I've seen variations on this crop up a few times, so I want to start more centralized post so we can hopefully get some clarity.

When a rule allows you to use one ability modifier in place of another for a skill check, ability check, or saving throw, does it still count as based on the original ability score, or the new one?

Example 1: A fighter with the Lore Warden archetype ("All Intelligence-based skills are class skills for lore wardens.") takes the Precise Treatment trait ("...you may use your Intelligence modifier when making Heal checks instead of your Wisdom modifier."). Is Heal a class skill for him?

Example 1b: A fighter with the Lore Warden archetype takes the Student of Philosophy trait ("You can use your Intelligence modifier in place of your Charisma modifier on Diplomacy checks to persuade others and on Bluff checks to convince others that a lie is true."). Do Diplomacy and Bluff count as class skills for him? Do they count as class skills only in those specific circumstances?

Example 2: An Inquisitor with the Conversion inquisition ("You use your Wisdom modifier instead of your Charisma modifier when making Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate checks.") dons a circlet of persuasion ("This silver headband grants a +3 competence bonus on the wearer's Charisma-based checks."). Does she still gain the +3 bonus on Bluff, Diplomacy, and Intimidate?

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-Because some people play PFS, and will therefore have a lot of different GMs who will adjudicate differently, so that character build that depends on a "grey area" may work some days, and not on other days.

-Some people are too immature to discuss rules with their GM/players like adults, so they run crying to mommy to settle their disputes for them.

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...because one character class always hails from the frigid Northlands.

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You almost certainly won't get a developer to chime in. But that's OK, because it doesn't matter. The kind of player who demands direct intervention from a developer before he accepts a rule, is the kind of player who will continue to disagree even after he gets it.

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Rudolf wrote:
RainyDayNinja: what are your thoughts on a spider companion?

I think it's hella creepy, and might give me nightmares. But it's a possibility.

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"The rhino is the self-appointed fire-prevention officer. When he sees a fire, he rushes in and stamps it out."

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My alchemist paid triple the normal cost for a cart, so he could get it totally pimped out. He also spent 5 PP on a porter just to pull him around in it. Meanwhile my monk spent 5 PP on a porter to serve as his monastic trainee, and he just carries a 300 pound log everywhere we go.

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Duncan7291 wrote:
Thus, if a GM were to declare a character with it as evil and thereby removed from PFS play then a player would be punished for having merely selected a viable skill.

Just because a skill or other choice is "legal" or "viable" doesn't mean it isn't also an alignment infraction. Torturing an NPC for information (or any other reason) is also a perfectly legal and viable player choice, but it's still an evil act that will shift your alignment. The same applies to your day job.

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Hmm. My melee Oracle already believes that her curse that forces her to speak Abyssal is a sign that Aroden's power is reaching her from his prison beneath the Worldwound, and that evil ioun stone from [REDACTED] only confirmed her suspicions. She may just switch from Silver Crusade to the Dark Archive to see what other demon-tainted power Aroden has in store for her...

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This person showed up in my PM inbox. I saw "Nigeria" and stopped reading.

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David Neilson wrote:
Heck she could keep an innocent around so she detects as pure as driven snow.

What, and ruin her reputation?

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Jiggy wrote:

so the only way the slime's weird "1 point = broken" clause ever does anything is if you're attacking with a piece of paper or something.

@#$%& fighting fans...

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I played this Saturday with:

Level 3 support Bard (me)
Level 3 Fighter with ECB (my fiancee)
Level 3 Rogue 2/Wizard 1
Level 4 Inquisitor/Ninja
Level 4 sword & board Ranger
Level 3 Oloch

The animated pyramid combat was brutal, but we had 3 PCs with high enough Strength to get through the hardness, so we survived. Most of the rest of the encounters were easy enough (the swarm fight was interesting, because we caught one of the boats on fire, then my fiancee and I pushed it into the corner to trap the swarm and kill it). But good Lord, that last fight! My fiancee's PC died just from damage, and two others contracted mummy rot before we finished the fight. But with several days of travel before we could reach anyone to cast the required remove spells, they both died and crumbled to dust, beyond our ability to raise them. That bit just felt downright insulting.

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My philosophy has been to have exactly one of each dish I need, so I simply don't have enough dishes to pile up. If I want to use something, I have to clean it instead of just grabbing a new one.

Strangely, my fiancee does not appreciate this logic.

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Dhjika wrote:
MrDNA wrote:

... You find your first bit of loot and realize no one at a 7 person table has detect magic prepared.

Happened to me last Friday

... Or that there are detect magics but no one took spellcraft (or knowledge: arcana)

Been there. My fighter had to pick up the slack and ID the Secondary Success Condition item when the only spellcaster was a Druid with no Spellcraft. When I ran that scenario, the only spellcasters were a Paladin and a Ranger, so they missed that PP.

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You could probably make a whole team of useless Rogue archetypes (Roof Runner! Driver!). Plus a Cloistered Cleric and Celebrity Bard.

But hey, I've played with an Arcane Bomber before, and he can kick some serious butt.

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Expeditious Retreat. Become the world's best sprinter, win the Olympics, retire in luxury.

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Yes, you can.

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...and when Quinn the Investigator gets here, everybody's gonna jump for joy.

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Running "The Blakros Matrimony" this weekend, the enlarged Amiri clone crit with her huge bastard sword for 61 damage in the 3-4 subtier. Amazingly, the guy was still standing at -7 with Diehard. On her next turn, she crit AGAIN! That guy was just a smear on the grass at that point.

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"Goodbye, house! Goodbye, mailbox! [runs over picket fence] Goodbye, pile of broken wood!"

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N N 959 wrote:
If you're willing to risk melee combat so I don't have to, I don't give a rat's ass if you contribute to your own healing....so long as your money is being spent to make you better at keeping me from taking damage.

But if my cleric has to keep spending money on wands and scrolls to keep that melee guy standing, then that's less money for me to buy metamagic rods and upgrade my Wisdom headband to make sure my blindness, plane shift, or sound burst spells stick (which makes that melee guy's job easier).

By demanding that someone else pay for his healing so he can afford the shiniest toys, that melee guy is demanding that I give up the shiny toys I had my eyes on.

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VampByDay wrote:
My question is "can you take 10" while climbing or swimming? I mean, if you fail you could fall to your death/drown, so wouldn't that always be a stressful situation?

The description of the Swim skill specifies that you can't Take 10 in stormy water (DC 20), which means you CAN Take 10 in calm or rough water.

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So now I'll get to hear people at GenCon PFS tables shouting "You've just activated my trap card!" Oh boy...

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FuelDrop wrote:
Snow Crash. Very good. Has a biker who's a 1 man nuclear power.

Probably the best opening chapter of any book I've read, too.

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Itchy wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:

H*****: Who in their right mind, in a choice between pancakes and living, chooses pancakes?

J****: H*****, if you'd pause to think, I believe you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led and, of course, the quality of the pancakes.

No one's guessed it yet, so I'll add another:

J****: Is there anyone who hates you?
H*****: Professor H******, I'm an IRS agent. Everyone hates me.
J****: Right, good. Have you met anyone recently who might loathe the very core of you?
H*****: I just started auditing a woman who told me to get bent.
J****: Well, that sounds like a comedy. Try to develop that.

Oh! Will Ferrell! It's the good Will Ferrell movie. The one where he's not doing comedy... Oh, what's it called?

Stranger Than Fiction

Ding ding ding! And I agree with your assessment.

Black Dougal wrote:

DR LM :"You understand, don't you? There's no other solution. You won't go away. "

B;"I will. '
Dr LM : "No, you won't. You're just *saying* you will! But then, after I don't kill you, you'll show up again. And you'll do something else to make everyone in my life think you are wonderful and I'm a schmuck. But I'm not a schmuck, Bob, and I'm not going to let you breeze into town and take my family away from me, just because you're crazy enough to be *fun*. "

What About Bob?

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H*****: Who in their right mind, in a choice between pancakes and living, chooses pancakes?
J****: H*****, if you'd pause to think, I believe you'd realize that that answer is inextricably contingent upon the type of life being led and, of course, the quality of the pancakes.

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