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RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16. RPG Superstar 6 Season Marathon Voter, 7 Season Dedicated Voter, 8 Season Dedicated Voter, 9 Season Star Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Agent, Tennessee—Kingsport. 4,250 posts (7,722 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 17 Pathfinder Society characters. 22 aliases.


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Bah, you are all like little babies. I still use apothecary units at work.

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Why do we not have a Die Hard-style scenario yet?

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Some ideas I haven't had the chance to use:

TWF quarterstaff Witch

Kitsune archer Oracle

Natural-attack melee Psychic

(Core) Polymorph/natural-attack Barbarian/Wizard/EK

Melee Psychic Detective

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When I was getting out of the Pokémon TCG, I sorted all my cards by rarity, made signs with the prices listed, and left them with my mom to sell at our garage sale while I went to some school event. Probably at least $50 worth, easy.

I come home, and my mom tells me she sold them all. For $5.

"But he was really nice!"

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Depending on when we start, I have a couple of level 5's that might free up soon. I also have a level 4 Bloodrager available, and I think a level 3 credit blob that could be anything.

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I've got an Occultist at level 6 (mostly from Dragon's Demand credit, though), and a Paladin that's going to take a couple of levels of Medium for the Champion spirit.

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Norman Osborne wrote:
Pan wrote:
Kind of hard to accomplish when you have contempt for a segment of the population.
That's very true. And I think it's part of the reason that the map ended up being so red. Liberal contempt for anyone who doesn't agree with them completely is a real thing, and it was a large factor.

Exactly. When you mainstream classism and racism against rural and blue-collar whites, don't be surprised when they fight back. And after the violence against Trump supporters in places like San Jose, it's no surprise they didn't make themselves known to the pollsters.

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Kryzbyn wrote:
HIllary couldn't keep enough of the black or hispanic votes to win. The swing states were decided by independants. I think the "angry old white people" rhetoric doesn't fit here.

Indeed, Trump out-performed Mitt Romney in terms of the black AND Hispanic vote. If the "angry white people" couldn't mobilize to keep Obama out of the White House, there's obviously something else in play here.

Protip: Don't listen to the "experts" who thought Trump had no chance of winning, to figure out how he won. They clearly don't understand the forces at work here.

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I think if it's used "as a quarterstaff," you could apply weapon-specific feats (like Weapon Focus (quarterstaff)) to it.

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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:

Ooooo, final voting results are in from Dixville Notch!:

Clinton: 4 votes
Trump: 2 votes
Johnson: 1 vote
Romney: 1 vote

So, Mitt "Mittens" Romney is beating Stein/Baraka (and Harambe), is tied with Johnson/Weld, and is only 12.5% behind Trump/Pence. Seriously though... If you could write-in any Republican, any at all, why would you choose Mitt?

I saw the picture of the results board. The handwriting looked like "Matt" to me. I don't know who Matt is, but sure, why not?

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Still debating between voting third-party, or writing in Harambe (PBUH).

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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I guess you better hope they didn't early vote, otherwise your vandalism will be for naught.

You're right. I better do a couple more to be safe. Thanks for the tip!

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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Made my one and only concession to lesser evilism:

My mother asked me to bring my retired father to the polls, but I've heard him talking on the phone with his gun club buddies about voting for Trump, so I left him home.

#VoterSuppression2016

To balance it out, I'm going to the parking lot here at work and slashing the tires of the first car I see with a Hillary bumper sticker.

Hey, it's less than a ten minute walk down the street. Not my fault he's to busy fixing his shotgun shell reloader.

Oh, and he just took off his pants.

What a party animal!

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Comrade Anklebiter wrote:

Made my one and only concession to lesser evilism:

My mother asked me to bring my retired father to the polls, but I've heard him talking on the phone with his gun club buddies about voting for Trump, so I left him home.

#VoterSuppression2016

To balance it out, I'm going to the parking lot here at work and slashing the tires of the first car I see with a Hillary bumper sticker.

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Police: Shots fired at Trump sign hanging outside Cary, NC home.

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Hey, I just got your PM. I'm definitely interested in doing Part II so I can finish the series. What does the party currently look like?

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Stalward Defender, if you qualify.

Or one or two levels of Fighter for the bonus feats, to spend on Shield Focus or Dodge.

Or if you don't use a shield, a level of Bloodrager so you can use wands of shield in the first round of combat.

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Klorox wrote:
But you generally have to commission such a ring, as you can't assume a ring with the right revelation will just be lying around on the market, waiting for you... so you need to know a high level oracle , of the right mystery, and with Forge Ring feat... can be a whole adventure to track down.

This is for PFS, so all magical items can be found to purchase if you have the gold (and the fame, but that's usually not relevant).

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I theorycrafted the same combination for an archer Oracle, and planned on using a Ring of Revelation to pick up Woodbond. It's a pretty cheap way to pick up a sweet bonus.

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Since Wayfinders are magical items themselves, I wouldn't allow a player to use one as a bonded amulet. However you could get a mundane look-alike compass as your bonded amulet, and call it a Wayfinder, but the reskinning rules mean that everyone would recognize that it isn't really.

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Just note that you roll the 1d4 twice, rather than rolling once and doubling it.

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Farael the Fallen wrote:
After Penn of "Penn & Teller" lost 100 pounds eating just potatoes, I have decided to start the diet tomorrow. I have bought two bags of potatoes, and they were very inexpensive. I boiled them tonight, and tomorrow I will eat them. I will report my findings on here, and I will finally prove whether or not it really works. You are welcome.

From what I read, he didn't just switch to all potatoes. He only did that for two weeks to reset his sense of taste, so that vegetables would taste better after.

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Rysky wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Kahel Stormbender wrote:
But if you need a casting stat of 10+spell level to cast spell, wouldn't someone with 9 or less in their casting stat be unable to cast even a 0 level spell? I've played casters who just barely qualified to use magic before. And it takes more creative thinking to be effective at higher levels. But it is possible. But playing a caster who can't use magic at all seems... Well, sub-optimal would be an improvement.
But there's no stat requirement for activating wands. It's not a terrible idea if, say, an 8-Int 2HW fighter wants to take a 1-level dip into Wizard just to be able to use wands of shield or magic missile or whatever he might find on an adventure.
Bloodrager is your friend.

True, but that +2 to Will saves could make Wizard more attractive.

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Kahel Stormbender wrote:
But if you need a casting stat of 10+spell level to cast spell, wouldn't someone with 9 or less in their casting stat be unable to cast even a 0 level spell? I've played casters who just barely qualified to use magic before. And it takes more creative thinking to be effective at higher levels. But it is possible. But playing a caster who can't use magic at all seems... Well, sub-optimal would be an improvement.

But there's no stat requirement for activating wands. It's not a terrible idea if, say, an 8-Int 2HW fighter wants to take a 1-level dip into Wizard just to be able to use wands of shield or magic missile or whatever he might find on an adventure.

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Another idea to consider is skipping the TWF route and taking a 2-level dip into Brawler instead. That would let you do a flurry of blows with monk weapons (which includes some good one-handed weapons), so you wouldn't be splitting your Weapon Focus and weapon enchantments between two weapons. Plus Martial Flexibility, free IUS, and a boost to Reflex saves.

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"Before the Dawn, Part I: The Bloodcove Disguise" is all about dressing up in costumes and going door to door to collect supplies.

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I've a Paladin 2/Brawler 2/Swashbuckler (Noble Fencer) 1 in PFS right now, who's going for 2 levels of Medium next, followed by Fighter (Brawler).

He flurries with Unarmed Strikes while in full plate and heavy shield, and thanks to Snake Style, his Unarmed Strikes are piercing weapons for Swashbuckler goodies. Also thanks to Snake Style, he can use Sense Motive in place of touch AC as an immediate action, and the Noble Fencer Swashbuckler archetype lets him essentially use derring-do on those checks. Medium and Fighter levels are for cranking up the attack and damage bonuses. Saves are through the roof.

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Instead of rolling and percentiles, why not just give the option of, say, a level 2 character with a rare magical item, a level 3 character with an uncommon magical item, or a level 4 character with only a common magical item? Eliminate the randomness, and let people pick what they prefer from a short list (similar to the Priority system of character gen in Shadowrun).

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ChaosTicket wrote:
Elven Curved Blade only works for a Unchained rogue. For anyone other Dexterity build its specific one-handed weapons.

But with 14 Strength, you don't even need Dex-to-damage. My wife plays a fighter with an ECB like that, and still does amazing amounts of damage, even when not getting crits.

For a magus, sure, you need a one-handed weapon for spell combat. But for a bard, a two-handed weapon works fine. And a tengu or half-elf can get proficiency without spending any feats.

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Get an Elven Curved Blade, and 14 Strength. You can still Power Attack with the 1.5x bonus for going two-handed, and you probably won't miss the few points of damage you're losing compared to a high-Strength fighter.

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Does anyone here play this? I only just started a few weeks ago, and I'm curious if anyone here has tips for new players.

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He's got enough wilderness survival skills that I think Ranger would be more appropriate. Something like an Inquisitor of Erastil might also be appropriate, given the mission of the colony. Inquisitor would also fit a little better with the social skills, although there isn't really another use for Charisma.

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Scott Betts wrote:
Captain Battletoad wrote:
The headline here tries to make it seem as if there is any serious legislative push in the country to put guns in the hands of anyone and everyone, which is in no way true.
It absolutely is true - it's abundantly clear that the NRA and similar groups are engaged in a legislative effort to remove restrictions on where guns may be carried. Their end goal is to remove those restrictions entirely.

[Citation needed]

The NRA has supported a number of background checks and other policies well short of full legalization of everything. Why are you lying?

Scott Betts wrote:
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This screenshot from their website's "Act" section argues against a supposed loophole that doesn't actually exist.

Yes, it does. For those following along, the "terror gap" loophole refers to the fact that existing legislation does not prevent individuals on the FBI's terror watchlist from purchasing firearms. According to the GAO, over 2,000 people on that watchlist have obtained firearms over the last 11 years.

Claiming this gap doesn't exist is remarkable to me. This is one of the few things that both Republicans and Democrats agree on - that the "terror gap" must be addressed. The only fight is over what should be done to address it. Democrats want to prevent gun sales to anyone who has been investigated for terror in the last five years, while Republicans want a "default proceed" policy that limits the sale stop to those with more definite ties to terrorist acts.

Dude, even the ACLU came out against this stuff. It takes next-to-nothing to put someone on a terror watchlist, or start an investigation on spurious grounds, and it's almost impossible to get yourself off of one of those lists. Do you really want every FBI agent with a grudge to be able to deprive anyone they want of a constitutional right with no kind of oversight?

You're using a criminally loose definition of "loophole" here. The rest of us refer to it as "due process".

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Klara Meison wrote:
Secondly, if encouraging such an environment is an instant bannable offence, it should be mentioned in the damned community guidelines to prevent further incidents such as this.

Eh, the Community Guidelines don't mean much if they're selectively enforced.

The last post I had moderated away (without any kind of notification in the thread or otherwise) was calling out someone who compared certain styles of RPG campaigns to genocide. That comparison wasn't deleted, despite being a clear violation of the Community Guidelines, but my response to it was.

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By default, you can't take feats more than once. It has to specify that it's allowed.

I think it's just a matter of prioritizing. My Occultist is casting-focused, so he only has enough transmutation focus for +2 to a stat, even though he could afford more. A bonus to Perception from the divination implement is nice, but I can make that up in other areas (including the extra senses, with the Darkvision spell). Instead, he almost maxes out the evocation implement. But for a martial-focused occultist, you'd prioritize the stat boost over blasting, no matter how juicy it is.

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J4RH34D wrote:
RainyDayNinja wrote:
Extend Spell would be much better as a rod, even if you have to buy a few of them.

How does the rod affect the casting time of the spell?

They must be held as well yeah?
I am using two handed weapons so having to move the rod into my bag causes issue on the shorter duration spells. It is great for minute per level or the like. But 1 round spells, it is basically useless, as you cast the spell, and then have to spend the extra round it gives you to put the rod back in your bag... I suppose you could also drop it.

Why are you trying to Extend a round/level spell? Most combats last 3 rounds or less, so it's kind of pointless.

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Extend Spell would be much better as a rod, even if you have to buy a few of them.

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Keep in mind that armor and shield bonuses are halved for diminutive and smaller creatures. If you want to go melee, a class with an unarmored AC bonus is best.

The best way to take advantage would be a class with magical attacks that don't depend on size, like a kineticist or alchemist.

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I think a feat or class-feature cost would be more appropriate than gold. For reference:

-Alchemists can fly for minutes/level for the cost of one discovery, starting at level 6
-Air kineticists can fly all day for the cost of one utility wild talent, starting at level 6
-Aasimars can fly all day, non-magically but with poorer speed and maneuverability, for the cost of 2 feats starting at level 10
-Wizards (etc.) can fly for hours/level, starting at level 9, for the cost of one 5th-level spell.

Based on these, I think one feat for a either a limited duration of flight (minutes/level) or a constant but relatively weaker form of flight (poor maneuverability, 20 foot speed) would be appropriate, considering she has the advantage of natural, non-magical flight. A second feat to increase it to constant, good maneuverability at a higher speed could cost a second feat.

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What about the magic item mastery feats? They would actually be more powerful spells, and require some different gear choices, but they could work.

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I wouldn't pick Divination as a spell known for a spontaneous caster. Or even spend 700 gp on a scroll to use once. But presumably at that level, an Oracle can afford a Mnemonic Vestment, so carrying around the scroll to cast the spell once before going on a trip would be a good investment.

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Get a wand of Vanish. Delay until right after the party Fighter attacks, make him invisible through the enemy's turn, and let him attack from invisibility on his first attack.

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godfang wrote:
i thought slashing grace no longer allows flurries though? If it does, that sounds super nasty

Gah, you're right. I'd forgotten about that.

In that case, maybe use stats of 13/17+1/14/10/12/13, and take Power Attack instead of Slashing Grace. Then you can save up for an agile weapon (depending on item availability in your campaign).

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10/17+1/14/10/13/14
Brawler 1: Weapon Focus (double chicken sabre), martial flexibility
Swashbuckler 1: Weapon Finesse, panache, deeds
Brawler 2: Extra Panache, Slashing Grace, brawler's flurry
Swashbuckler 2: charmed life

This lets you flurry with a single weapon, with Dex-to-damage.

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