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Something completely different: go crazy and play a cleric which turns to Shadowdancer PrC.
Taking 3 levels lets you get a shadow as companion which is incorporeal.
Your casting will be stalled though.

Ruyan.


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Murdock Mudeater wrote:
Ed Reppert wrote:
I might have known that it would require a feat — and that there would be one for it. Thanks, folks.

Natural spell works, but there are other ways too.

You can use metamagic feats to remove the components of the spell that you lack in wild shape.

Eschew Materials is also a good option for casting while transformed.

There are also a few druid archetypes that gain additional wild shape forms which would be able to cast normally while transformed (though you'd still need eschew materials because your gear melds into your form). The Naga Aspirant specifically can, while you could make a sound arguement for a Mountain Druid using the giant shape option of her wild shape.

Multi-classing could also yield good results. The Oracle already has some nifty curse options to remove spell component requirements.

Why would I spent another feat for something Natural Spell already provides for?

Esp at higher levels when the duration is long enough I always enjoy moving around in elemental form for its upped utility.

Ruyan.


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Greetings, fellow travellers.

I like this mini a lot and it would fit my potentially next PC--a paladin--quite well.
Could anybody give a hint as to whether the sword slung to the back could be removed/exchanged for another weapon or would it ruin the mini?

Thanks!

Ruyan.


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When do we get to give our evil-overlord's-full-of-glee-and-self-satisfaction monologue to spill it all?
After all, isn't this another requirement for to make it to the top of the Supervillain's List?

Tabs on the stylish uniforms!

Ruyan.


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Mount options for paladin/cavalier/ranger.
Options for barbarian becoming a draconic warrior.
Expanded (revised?) bloodlines for sorcerers.

Ruyan.


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Also: really looking forward to this one!

Ruyan.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Unshocking data point: People with dragon avatars are really into dragons.

You called, ma...--wait, I'm the dragon, you're the flu.... *gasps* the tentacles!

Ruyan.


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LordOfThreshold wrote:

I am a huge fan of the Hellknights and would love to see a more clearly defined difference between them as a LN organization than a LE one. I understand that they support Cheliax, but if the government started acting outside of the law or against the interest of continued stability, I would like to see the Hellknights painted as protectors against Chaos.

What the APs really need is more occurrences of the Hellknights as allies of the PCs against Chaos and less as mooks the players are meant to fight. I hope we get a more 'gentler' Order or at least see from a Golarion perspective why they are the 'good guys' without being Good.

Hm, maybe the Order of the Torrent might be interesting for starters, then. It's in Hell's Rebels.

Otherwise: I didn't even know a minute ago that this book was in line. Now that I know about it: can't wait!

*dottingdrooling*

Ruyan.


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So many posts to catch up! So much laughing and funny looks!

Ruyan.


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Duncan7291 wrote:
From what I've seen...people are guessing he is a fighter/inquisitor with at least 6 levels in inquisitor. Would be interesting to build a Salim character.

Just what I'm trying to do at the moment, at least sorta.

I've liked the inquisitor base class ever since it was published in the APG and I really like Salim's personality/character as portrayed in the story.
So I'll try to build my own version of him for a homebrew campaign.

Reffering to Deckard just encouraged me even more to go ranger/inquisitor instead of fighter/inquisitor, James. This should be fun!

And just to repeat: awesome story (just hit chapter 8), James.

Ruyan.


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So cool! I just got to chapter 4 and I'm enjoying it immensely.

Ruyan.


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It's here, it's here!

Thanks again for all your efforts. The shipment has arrived in excellent conditions and the miniatures will see some action this coming weekend!

Ruyan.


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Great! Many thanks and best wishes for the holidays!

Ruyan.


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I am sorry to add another post to this thread, Diego, but the anticipation and all the posts about AP #100 are killing me.
I certainly do not want to sound ungrateful, you've already done more than I would've dreamed off but could you give the order a nudge so your system sends out the "Is shipping today" email and I get access to the PDF? *largepuppyeyes*

Ruyan.


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Ack!

Thanks again, Diego.

Ruyan.


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Dear Paizo team,

thanks for your customer-friendly policy which showed again in my last email where you would replace my lost-in-the-post items from a former shipment and resolved the issue with my free Wayfinder #13 copy.

One question I have concerns payment: the email I received on December 9th states that my credit card will be/is charged with $44.64 whereas the order total says $31.90.
How is this going to be sorted out?

Thanks and regards,
Ruyan.


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Hi Diego,

sorry for the late reply.
That's awesome! Many thanks.

Ruyan.


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Katina Davis wrote:
RuyanVe wrote:


And again I wonder why I as subscriber still can't download the PDF...

Ruyan.

Hi Ruyan,

Your PDF is granted automatically once your subscription order is processed for shipping in our warehouse. It looks like your order is still in the queue waiting to be shipped, so the PDF hasn't been granted quite yet. Keep an eye out for your shipping confirmation email, and once you see that, you should have access to the PDFs.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to send us an email to customer.service@paizo.com or make a new thread on our Customer Service forums and we'll be glad to help out.

Thanks!
Katina

Thanks, Katina!

Ruyan.


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An idea begins to shape in my mind--hopefully, I can ban it on paper before the deadline...

Ruyan.


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Impus Minor wrote:
Swallow Whole does not have an appealing name to me...

It's so cozy inside!

And besides having been given so many bad reviews, by reading your posts, NH, I really feel like running Serpent's as my next AP (though that'll be a couple years in the future judging from my groups progress in RotRL...)!

Ruyan.


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In my game, Nualia escaped by casting sanctuary and poor rolls on my players' side.
My group never discovered the mechanism of that area. We bypassed the whole area and as Mal has no further rule to play I'm fine with it.

Ruyan.


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Not as you have done.
But IMC Daverin was introduced to them as the go-to person who buys goblin ears for 1sp/ear--what he would do with them? Nobody knows...

You should have seen the glee in my players' eyes every time they killed a goblin and took turns in cutting their ears off.

Ruyan.


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Any news on your end, Diego? *sigh*

Ruyan.


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Drejk wrote:

The matter isn't solved until the goblin responsible is sent to feed the raptors.

*prepares a bucket with word "bait" painted* on on it*

Now I have a vision of warehouse raptors conspiring with gremlins to set up goblins and others for that kind of fails...

*it's painting not words so the goblin won't get suspicious.

If it glows in the dark, I see (ha!) no problems.

Ruyan.


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Sara Marie wrote:
The box to mark it free was accidentally left unchecked. I've resent the confirmation email which now indicates the item being free.

Many thanks to both of you, Sara and Tim!

Ruyan.


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Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:
Can we get any information about that awesome-looking little goblin there? If he/she an occultist? I WANT ONE OF THOSE PUPPETS!!
It's obviously Banjo's influence upon the world of Golarion... His grasp is extending through the planes and through the stars to encompass EVERYTHING!

To encompass a hatchet and a couple of sausages to say the least!

Ruyan.


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In my game, Nualia got away under sanctuary when the PCs infiltrated Thistletop.
I will bring her back when the big folk attack Sandpoint.
She will be riding a (second--not yet sure) red dragon (I can finally get some milage out of the ubiquitous female plastic minis!).
I will add the half-fiend template and 4 levels of cleric, PC-equivalent gear.

Ruyan.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Damon Vancaskerkin, for Giantslayer.

All the NPCs are beautifully illustrated, Ayavah (WotR), Ikiko (S&S), The terrible Tup (RotRL, the goblin from the blog) and Amaya Kaijitsu (CoT) are the ones that stand out most on a first pass.

Awesome forward, I look forward to see how you figure out the four digit spine issue James. :-)

And again I wonder why I as subscriber still can't download the PDF...

Ruyan.


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Is that Banjo's long-lost half-brother?

If so: happy to meat!

Ruyan.


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Downloaded!

Ruyan.


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Thanks for the quick reply, Tim.
I'm fine with late(r) shipping.
I think it's amazing what the whole Wayfinder crew does for Pathfinder and the community and I think the service Paizo offers by shipping the copies with my subscription is great.

Another big thank you for your inquiry, Tim. I'm positive it will all get sorted out.

Ruyan.


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To get back to the (formerly free?) copy for contributors.
I received my "to ship soon" email as a subscriber of Paizo's APs today and was positively surprised to find my physical copy of WF #13 on the list of goods.
I was even more surprised but in a less pleasant way that I have to pay for that copy!?

Was there a change of/in policy?

Ruyan.


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If it's NOT PFS use a tiger and reskin it as a bear.

Ruyan.


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The +1 to damage stems from the mask they're wearing which adds +1 profane bonus to damage for slashing weapons.

Ruyan.


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That's actually what I did! That's how I imagined him.

Unfortunately, I had to introduce him off scene by email and I described him exactly as the two of you did.

I will add the Hellknights when the rest of the group is ready to re-assemble; should leave an impression on the PCs.
And I will have one of the noble families of Sandpoint approach one of the new PCs with a little extra mission...

Ruyan.


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Interesting!

Ruyan.


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Thanks again, HellFire.

Spoilers aren't necessary--my players usually don't come here. And if they want to it's their fun that's ruined if they read some of the twists and turns in advance.

Your input sounds interesting and will get my people even more involved!

I'll have to see what the three players whose PCs died come up with. So far they didn't have a party face/leader.

Ruyan.


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True. I'd stick to what's written for book 1. Get feedback from your group and make notes on how they brave the various encounters.

If you and your group agree it's too easy and they want a bigger challenge you could either start adding the Advanced Simple template to significant monsters or start adding one or two mooks to encounters.

Ruyan.


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Thanks for your input, Hellfire!

What I've got so far:

I've also toyed with the idea of the subplot involving the Valdemar's presented in the Magnimar sourcebook.
The Deverins are also present in Magnimar ("the Simple Lord") and I've chosen to involve Kendra as well (the love interest of our fighter).
I'll make one of the watch captains an agent of the Scarnettis to play on the run for supremacy between houses Scarnetti and Valdemar (and Deverin).

Keep it coming and thanks in advance.

Ruyan.


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Phew, what a night.
All players expressed to continue with the campaign so I'll let them create new PCs at lvl 7 and let them join the remaining two PCs.

The current situation:
One of the cultists escaped into the night, shouting for help and the city watch/militia. The leader of B-7 left the mill and set it on fire.

What I would like to discuss with you good folk here is how to handle the situation where we stopped yesterday night.

My thoughts:
The militia will find the PCs and arrest them.
The mill will be saved from the fire (most of it anyways) and the ledger/journal will be found.
I will use this opportunity to introduce the lord-mayor of Magnimar.
He will have the journal translated and will task the remaining PCs with finding the murderer(s) and end this "annoyance".

What else?
- I'd like to use one of the Sandpoint ruling families to intervene on the PCs behalf (tying the old and new heros to Sandpoint).
- Where does the Ironbriar go? To the sewers? To X? Back to Vyre?
- More intrigue using the nobility of Magnimar?
- Playing on the tension between Ordellia and the rest of Magnimar?
- ...

Your thoughts are welcome!

Ruyan.


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I have (usually) five PCs (the cleric was missing this evening), with around 30 point-buy (we roll stats) so I used the improved versions for the cultist which can be found here in the forums, added two, and I made the boss an inquisitor.

Name: Grunsh
Class/Level: Ranger 7

Name: Trisdan
Class/Level: Cleric of Sarenrae 7

Name: Hypheliax
Class/Level: Inquisitor of Asmodeus 7

Adventure: The Skinsaw Murders
Catalyst: An inquisitor at the 7's Sawmill

The fight took us three sessions to complete; here are
The gory details:Their first attempt to enter the sawmill on Kyver's Islet disguised as customers failed, so the group came back during the night. While exploring the loading bay, they were surprised by two "mill workers" hauling an unconscious third person between them back to the mill (a drunk gambler abducted for sacrifice). The "mill workers" questioned the PCs why they broke into the mill and accused them of trespassing, threatening to call the city watch/militia. A fight ensued with one "mill worker" escaping by jumping into the river; he was later killed in a dirty street fight (NPC rogue 4 vs PC rogue 7 is just not fair *sniff*).
The other "mill worker" called for help and fled. The PCs advanced cautiously, fearing encountering the giant which must lair here!
They sneaked upstairs and found the robes of the cultists and gathered enough information to estimate that around ten to twelve people were present.
The next wave of "mill workers" arrived which were killed, too, but not before calling for further reinforcements. Having bested the second floor, I decided to have the remaining enemies don their robes and masks.
Next, they heard a fight break out on the top floor and a man bruised, cut and in dishevelled clothing tumbled down the stairs frantically shouting for help. When the PC rogue tried to bind/grapple him, he got all panicky and tried to escape, finally succeeding when jumping down the inner shaft next to the staircase (what a dextrous commoner!).

They finally arrived at the top floor and encountered the cult leader (invisible), and three more cultists (one hidden via stealth).
The cult leader joined the fight by casting summon monster I (3 lemures--boy, do these devils suck) and moving into a flanking position. The lemures and other cultists were dispatched again rather quickly and only the leader remained. Using most of his abilities (I forgot his prayer and the +1 profane bonus to damage from his mask the whole fight) he began wracking havoc. Two rounds later with two confusions affecting the fighter and the ranger the odds turned against the group of PCs. First to go down was the rogue (later healed by the PC inquisitor, followed by the ranger which was critted beyond double constitution by the confused fighter, who later also killed the cleric. Meanwhile the cult leader healed himself up again and killed the PC inquisitor before leaving but not before setting the place on fire.

The fighter is eaten away by remorse and self-doubt (which will trigger his dip into cleric next time they level up).
The rogue is just happy he made it this time out alive (and is still in debts to the church of Desna for resurrecting him the last time).

We will have some downtime and continue the AP.

Ruyan.


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I actually like the artwork for the shoes, very medieval-clergy-like looking!

The rest is OK, too, I guess.

Ruyan.


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Great write-up, Story Archer!

My PCs are just about to finish book 2 by the end of the year so what intrigued me most here acutally is reading about Shayliss becoming a cleric of Desna. One of my PCs has a loose relationship going with her and is greatly indebted to the the church of Desna which has paid for his ressurection on another occasion. I think, I will play it so that Shayliss' move becoming a Desnan was done to help said PC paying off his debst to encourage some roleplaying with my PC, Shayliss, Ven and marriage and... *GM smirk*

Ruyan.


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You should have Seoni as an agent of the Pathfinders approach your party to dampen/divert their suspicion...

Ruyan.


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Here you go: The Harrower. Exchange the Tarot cards for the Harrow deck cards and you're ready to go.

Ruyan.


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Hot Chocolate!

Ruyan.


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He could also start with bard and go dragon disciple:
- more utility spells which would befit his role as pre-combat buffer better
- better BAB
- better saves
- better armor
- gets to write his own tale of legend

Go bard (arcane duelist) to lvl 6 for Arcane Strike, Combat Casting, and Disruptive as bonus feats plus Bladethirst to enhance one of his natural weapons, than dragon disciple; or wait til bard 7 to start inspire courage as a move action.

Ruyan.


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Got mine, too.

Many thanks! Will take a good look at it tomorrow.

Ruyan.


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We roll for initiative each round--makes combat less predictable and more fun.

Ruyan.


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The last I got (WotR) was ~4kg gross weight and the box measured 40cm x 40cm x 30cm; I had to pay an extra ~90€ at customs.

Ruyan.

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