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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

I know it probably doesn't fit the Ustalav-theme, but I kinda wish someone would do a riff on the creepy Elf on the Shelf.

Edit: Oooo, maybe an article on creepy holiday traditions in Ustalav?

That IS creepy all in itself already.

Ruyan.


The second necro'ed thread on this. Whew. And still nothing to add to the first few posts.

Ruyan.


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Axial wrote:
Jim Groves wrote:

Oh, I cant keep a secret!

It's ice mephits. A whole bunch of them. By they're not standard, scrub ice mephits... No sir! They have the advance template!

So...CR 4?

That seems a bit low.

How about a troop of mephits?

Ruyan.


AP spoiler:

Ruyan.


Her wisdom draining attack targets touch AC of the opponent.
Yes, she can hold the weapon in one hand and use the other to attack with her touch attack; no dropping the weapon necessary.
Per the B2 entry for lamia matriarchs, yes, she would also drain 1 Wis with her first (successful) attack each round (DC 21 default).
Remember to use the 1/day effect of despair when she attacks for the first time!

Ruyan.


Daniel Kre wrote:

Hey, my player in my current RotR-campaign ist creating a new character right now, and he is tendinng towards the cavalier.

But he is complaining about the mount:
In the book, it is said, that his only option is to take either a horse or a camel (for nonsmall characters). But the GM is allowed to approve other animals as suitable mounts.

So in d20spfrd, i found a list with more mounts he can choose from mounts).

But seriously, neither me nor my player get why there are so few choices. He especially talked about a bear, but he also mentioned cats (like geopards and stuff, i don't know the word in english for it lol), dragons (wtf), lions and so on...

So is it possible for him to take those animals as mounts? How would it be played out?

The thing you have to be aware off is that the mount functions as an animal companion. While the horse itself is an OK AC (and accepted in civilized areas!), I'd stay away from more powerful animals like e.g. big cats (lion, tiger etc) or dinosaurs which are quite effective as melee combatants even up to higher levels.

Look at it from a balance point of view: the cavalier is already a full BAB martial class with some extra goodies; her damage output would increase significantly if Battle Cat would come into play.

The "ge(o)pard" would be the cheetah btw.

Ruyan.

Edit: Bah, that's what you get when you read up on He-Man and Cringer! Ninja'ed. And linkified.


Sent.

Ruyan.


Keldan Marr wrote:

Anyone else having issues with the document loading?

Same here, couldn't download the word document, but the pdf compiled by Spaarky works for me.

Ruyan.


WoW coming your way tonight.
*twiddletwiddle*

Ruyan.


Krunk CN wrote:
What makes you say he can activate the mask with just verbal. When you use an item to cast a spell, you basically cast it yourself using the item's caster level. This item has full somantic, verbal etc so it would provoke and be a standard action from my understanding of the rules.

That's why:

From the Magic item--Woundrous items section: wrote:
Activation: Usually use-activated or command word, but details vary from item to item.

Ruyan.


Haladir wrote:
I forgot which issue it was, but the edition of Wayfinder that focused on Varisia had an article on how to adapt "Rise of the Runelords" as an evil campaign. In it, the PCs seek to claim the power of the Runelords for themselves.

That would be Wayfinder #7.

Wayfinder #9 had "Council of Thieves As An All-Drow Campaign" which by PF canon is for evil (powerful) PCs.

Off-topic:
Wayfinder #8 had "Curse of the coral throne" as an aquatic campaign.

Ruyan.


Only that PF doesn't work like that as it does not specify hit zones or similar.
You have a pool of hp describing your overall condition. If you're applying a cure spell you heal the number of hp rolled by your healer regardless whether you've been hit 4 times for 9 damage or once for 36. Thus it's one check for the spell you cast which then heals the hp you've rolled.

Ruyan.


Longstrider
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Appreciated, as always, Strife!

Ruyan.


Possessed or devil-bound...
Possessed or devil-bound...
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Possessed or devil-bound...
Possessed or devil-bound...
Crap.

Ruyan.


a2fan wrote:
or as we sometimes call them, 'bacon elementals'.

Made me laugh--thanks! It will be stuck in my head forever.

*sizzle*

Ruyan.


It's a Green Ronin product. It contains a lot of templates afaik which were/are used extensively by Paizo to modify monsters.
You can see it here.

Ruyan.


Personally: no, as I've yet to play the card game and would at this moment scroll right over to the next article.
Regarding Wayfinder's popularity: if such articles draw more people to Wayfinder and Pathfinder in general I'm in!
And I imagine if it's similar to the side trek seeds, I could still use the ideas presented therein for my tabletop game.

Ruyan.


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Finally got my printed copy, so happy!
It's even prettier than the PDF. So much awesomeness (though I might be biased here...).

Ruyan.


Make sure you communicate your attempt at battlefield control in advance with your average fighter/barb/pal/cav as it will hinder their charge/pounce attacks the same way as your enemies.

Ruyan.


Thanks!

Ruyan.


Wait. What? Frost giants then fire giants? What kind of recruits are trained in those camps? Other giants? Orcs? Ogres? I'm confused.

Also, please don't make the graveknight a single-bad-guy encounter, prettyplease!?

Ruyan.


Still waiting for AP #28 to arrive to get a better grip on the rules and fluff concerning possession.
After that I hope my WoW will be a cakewalk...

Ruyan.


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Somehow my first thought was: Oh, cool, divs!

Jam412 wrote:
The Carrion Crown that sits on Carrion Hill sends out a Carrion Call to the Carrion King... not to be confused with The Vulture King of course.

Hehe. Was going to post something similar remembering the rumblings about "carrion" in the Carrion Crown AP foreword...

Axial wrote:
Here's hoping Paizo is writing this as a legit high-level experience, not a cakewalk filled with breezy encounters and an anticlimactic boss battle.

With Nic Logue as author, I don't see that happening. Looking forward to this one!

Ruyan.


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Another thing could be they do the burglary and meet Jubrayl's gang shop lifting poor old Ven. Might be interesting to see who is going to frame whom for what...

Completely from my point of view and how I run the campaign:
On a more general note, it looks to me that your group has missed the whole purpose of Sandpoint as the(ir) basis for the whole AP.
You mentioning they will only get caught if there are any guards left alive rings to me all wrong.
I run this as a typical "PCs as heroes" campaign; the idea to rob somebody in town (drunk or not) never crossed anybodies mind (IC or OOC).

Ruyan.


We also tend to modify the list of races given--as we play in a human-centric homebrew where gnolls, bugbears, elves (sic!) and other races are unknown.

Ruyan.


I'd say yes to

Quote:

-Use up a casting of the spell?

-Use up the oils worth 1000gp?
-Create a random lifeless body over the next hour?

and no to

Quote:
-Damage, destroy, or otherwise alter the dead creature touched?

Ruyan.


Greetings, fellow traveller.

From the wording I'd go with
1st: is the soul willing or not as it is mentioned before the body stuff.
2nd: the new form is created
3rd: if 1st was positively answered, the former party member is reincarnated and you follow the process described further.

The main problem here is not the wording of the spell nor its intention but how meta-gamey your players are.
Depending on how you do the rolling of dice the player(s) in question of course will know what the new race will be and this might influence their descision.

You know your group best: would they play along being reincarnated into a sub-optimal body (a bugbear for the former face in a human centric campaign might not be something they're able to bear)?

If they say "no" I'd not bother with this spell, if they're willing to invest and roleplaying has a place at your table lots of rewarding moments will ensue, I'm sure.

Ruyan.


Would waxen earplugs (the artificial ones...) work? As the baying is sound-based (obvious) and they know about it, they could come prepared. Apply it to the martial characters and let them focus on the hounds while the rest keeps Nualia and such occupied. Once the hounds are dead, they can unplug and go for the others.

Ruyan.


There's an article in Pathfinder Adventure Path #43: Haunting of Harrowstone. Maybe it gives further insight into the topic.

Ruyan.


Good point, Bellona!
Same goes for Lyrie, Tsuto, gobbos and such, too!

Ruyan.


Spoiler:
per the rules she can't free him, but a lot of GMs let it happen anyway to have another plot option for later

I'd have her collapse the stairs to the second level, have her clear out the crab and use that as an escape route.
With the collapsed stairs she has all the time to fiddle with Mal and free him (if you want that to happen) otherwise it hinders the PCs at getting to him; maybe the PCs leave Thistletop with the impression she has died down there (and you can use her later as a recurring villain.

Ruyan.


PM sent, Tim.

Ruyan.


There's some material available in the AP Serpent's Skull (Thausend fangs below, where the urdefhans occupy part of a lost serpentfolk city in the Darklands).

Ruyan.


How about the Aldori Swordlord?

Dunno if you can pull it off within 12 lvls of PFS play though.

Ruyan.

EDIT: Reading comprehension failure, you mention the PrC yourself, sorry.


The beauty of C&P *hehe*

Tim, would it be OK to use a name already published (nothing more) for a WoW or other piece of work?

Ruyan.


*upwards*

Really cool stuff inside!

Ruyan.


Spoiler:
Well, in part 2 he catches a disease which transforms him into a special undead--some kind of ghast--making him more powerful.

Ruyan.


But that would be his "evolved" form. As human he's not been statted up, afaik.
Callum and I tried that here.

Ruyan.


Greetings, fellow traveller.

I only know about the spell awaken from the druid's spell list which does all what you described.

Ruyan.


4 attacks due to superior two weapon fighting.

Ruyan.


Duncan7291 wrote:

I'm concerned about the introduction of new classes so soon after the release of the ACG. I'm concerned that Pathfinder is become bloated and creating such a load of information that new players or GM's may feel the learning curve is too high to become vested in this system.

What are yall's thoughts? (Note: I'm not complaining just to complain, this is a real concern of mine and I would appreciate some honest discourse on the subject.)

I share your concern and I don't even engage in PFS play. Even for our homebrew games use CRB and APG only. Works for us.

Ruyan.


I'm actually in need of replacing my PC and would start at lvl 8 (homebrew, CRB and APG only).
Could anybody share first hand experience with such a build (fighter5/inqui3)?
Thanks.

Ruyan.


Seems christmas will happen early this year for little Ruyan.

Now the waiting begins...

Ruyan.


Rogue talent every level.

Ruyan.


There's also a homebrew adventure/side trek called The Pit floating around somewhere where the Sandpoint Devil's lair is involved if memory serves correctly.
I will use it for my campaign when the PCs have reached lvl 7-9.

Ruyan.


Feat-wise? No idea.
There's always bless... though you'd have to wait til lvl4 and it gives no bonus to damage.

Does a double weapon count as a polearm? Maybe it's PFS legal to attach it to the haft?

Ruyan.


As much as I personally prefer the ranger, I imagine him having the Free Hand Fighter archetype and lots of inquistor levels.

Ruyan.


Gnaaaaaahhh! Locke Lamora keeps getting into my way! Must. Read. Faster.


Nowhere. If (at all) have a look at the Core Rule Book (CRB) or on the PRD in the Magic Item Creation section.
As the item cost are CL dependent, see here the general rule is to assume lowest CL possible.

Also: the price for a fully charged (50 charges) wand of cure light wounds is usually 750 gp which would correspond to CL 1.

Ruyan.

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