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Looking good!
I can see many uses for these, especially as you can change the layout of the particular dungeon you need for your story by "walling off" not-needed hallways/rooms.

Ruyan.


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the Lorax wrote:

Nice Ruyan.

I'm a big fan of campaigns following the ideas that you are using - that there is lots going on, and the troubles of the PCs are not the only things going on in the world.

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned in a few threads that I'm not the biggest fan of the connections between some of the sections of Rise, but especially the connection between Skinsaw and Hook Mountain.

I had (as typical) too much prepared for the Paradise - and my players avoided the place for some reason.
I like your idea a lot, they get to SEE the Paradise but not really interact with it, that said, you may want to check in the Hook Mountain thread for some resources on the Paradise in case your players (being typical pesky players) figger out some way to get to the Paradise.

I've already done that! Thanks a lot for all the input there.

Ruyan.


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NobodysHome wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
Wait, people refuse to level up? .-. I thought people just forget to

As a GM, I just find it frustrating that in the adults' game, I say, "OK. End of session. Please be leveled up by next session," and SIX WEEKS LATER when we next play, I get, "Oh, I didn't level up. I'm going to do it now. What?!?!? You're starting?!?!? Oh, gods! Can you repeat that? Can you stop for a while? I can't possibly take notes while I'm trying to focus on leveling up!"

Basically, one man's "convenience" destroys an entire session for everyone else in the group, and at a once-a-month session, that's a Big Deal. Yes, that one Pisses Me Off No End (TM). [...]

Oh man, this is sooo aggravating. Happens in my game, too. Often. What leaves me dumbfunded is when people ask: So, what are my class features again? *wanders off, fuming*

Sorry for the derailment.

Ruyan.


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Hm, the wording in the item's description is certainly ambiguous.
Thanks for all the insights!
I'll think it over for my campaign--first they have to kill X anyway...

Ruyan.


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CorvusMask wrote:
ckdragons wrote:

Note that a runelord can scry the surroundings through a Sihedron Medallion he created. It's assumed that all of them found in the campaign were made by Karzoug.

I've been having Karzoug scyring on my PCs since they picked up a Sihedron Medallion after killing Xanesha. One of the PCs decided to start wearing it and using it. They don't know about it since it's through the medallion, so there's no invisible sensor to see when they've been using see invisibility. And I've been mentally noting that Karzoug has been scrying on them more frequently as they progressed in the campaign. Now they are in Book 6, finishing up the encounter at the cabin. By the time they get to Karzoug, he'll know everything about them (spells, tactics, weaknesses, etc.).

Problem with that its outright said that Karzoug can only scry on people he is aware of. So he couldn't scry on Nualia as Xanesha recruited her on her own and never had chance to inform Karzoug about Nualia.

While you're correct about your statement about Nualia and "her" medalllion, I'm confused by your wording. ckdragons doesn't mention Nualia.

I'll have K start surveying the party after the kill X. While he'll be amused at first that they've managed to kill her, he'll get more and more concerned with the party's progress the further we progress along the story arc, increasing the frequency with which he spies on the PCs.

Ruyan.


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My group is in the hands of L-M Grobaras as they are suspects in the destruction of the 7's sawmill and have to perform some tasks for him anyway.

My take:

After (hopefully this coming Friday) defeating X, Grob will award them with a banquett where some of the nobility of Sandpoint will be (ordered to) attending, to everyones surprise Jubryl will be there, too, as well as one or two Hellknights.

I'd like to show the PCs Grobaras influence and the ambuguity/seediness of his dealings--other ideas are welcome--and might also steal some ideas from the banquett in Hell's Rebels (L-M will take great joy out of humilating the PCs should the fail their skill checks or saves).

There they will get the opportunity to take on several new quests:
- escort two new additions for the Black Arrows (Orik and another, from L-M)
- investigate a missing lumber shimpment (from Waldemar family, they might get a hunch something is wrong with Kaleb (see Magnimar sourcebook))
- scouting the Skull River environ for setting up a lumber mill via Lumber Consortium (from Scarnetti family and Hello! Falcon Hollow spin off!)
- Kendra Deverin is distraught by the rumors that the PCs caused the wanton destruction of the Seven's sawmill and will question them (especially bad for one of the PCs who's enamored of her) and will send Shalelu with them for monitoring (which will trigger the quest for her search), finally
- Jubrayl will ask them to contact the mysterous mistress of one Paradise as he thinks the pleasure barge is a pretty good idea and wants to partner up with her

So, they will arrive in TF and will whitness the Paradise leaving the quay, in the evening, beautifully lit, music playing, passengers at the railing celebrating for an overnight special upon the lake only to see it sinking, fully ablaze six hours later after the sun has set.

From there on I'll proceed as written in HMM.

Ruyan.


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Quick ideas:

  • lobster--for Dex-based challenge.
  • globefish/blowfish--for CON-based challenge/save (some poison included)
  • some kind of icky looking food--for WILL-based challenge/save

Also, have them sit at the table, food is served, slowly getting cold, have them pass a Knowledge (nobility) or some such skill-based challenge to know that everybody is waiting for the highest ranking member (the lord-mayor) starting to eat, same towards the end of a course: have the PCs pass a Perception check to notice everybody stopping eating even though some plates are only have empty/not touched at all (because the highest-ranking member of nobility at the table has stopped eating).

Ruyan.


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Greetings fellow travellers.

Maybe these two blog posts might help:

1 and 2.

Ruyan.


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Both look pretty neat. Thanks for the update!

Ruyan.

PS: The hellhound link links back to this page.


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Stealth and concealment!
Did expended light/darkness rules make it into the book as well?

Ruyan.


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If you're using a Lyrakien, you could also give her a wand of enlarge person. Makes her Small and thus no AoO.

Scrap that, it's an azata, so no enlarge person. Sorry for that.

Ruyan.


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Yippedee-yippedee-yap!

All in.

Ruyan.


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Bellona wrote:
For an early peek at these two minis, check out the Paizo blog announcement here.

Thanks! The rendered dragon looks kinda goofy but the spawn is awesome!

Ruyan.


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Greetings, fellow traveller.

I've incorporated Scarlet Sun into my campaign, planned it long beforehand and it looked really nice in theory.
They have to visit Magnimar anyways, even the same quarter, they even had a cleric of Sarenrae--should be easy and "atmospheric".

So far so good; then reality hit back.
Unfortunately, my group suffered from a well-placed confusion during "the mill incident" and was nicely decimated by their fighter...

Thus, I used it as way of introduction for the new PCs.
Thing is a) the chase for a murder hobo gone loose and the dungeon crawl to put her down becomes kinda repetitive (confer X) and b) the module is really... not badly written, but tough to say the least.
My group is APL7, I have 5 players and they could barely make it.

I've seen others talking about Feast of Ravenmoor to fit nicely during the groups trip to Turtleback Ferry and I planned to do so as well, but after my experience with Scarlet Sun, I'm kinda reluctant to do so.

Nualia will return as an addition to Teraktinus' forces in #4--astride a (second) red dragon (I stumbled upon a red dragonkin rider mini from RoW).

Ruyan.


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Just noticed the tentacles!--will we see more and more of them on the cover the further the AP progresses?

Ruyan.


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Enlight_Bystand wrote:
Samy wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
This was the line up when we announced the Adventure Path at GenCon, but between then and now things have changed a bit. The Thrushmoor Terror is by Tito Leati and Dreams of the Yellow King is by Ron Lundeen.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

A second all-male AP in a row. :(

Still be getting it though.

I'm about 80% sure that the reason Crystal is not doing her part anymore is that she's been moved up to develop the entire AP, which would mean it is the first female developed AP.
Writing one of the adventures is freelance and not done on the clock. Crystal simply had too much on her plate to tackle writing the volume that I asked her to write. As for her developing, she is developing the (unannounced) Adventure Path after Strange Aeons.

So no paper minis for Kingmaker #4, #5, and #6 for a loooooooooooooooooong time *sadface*

Yet, there's always hope.

Ruyan.


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SheepishEidolon wrote:
A start like Planescape: Torment? Argh, the temptation...

My thoughts exactly!

Allright, you've got me (again).

Ruyan.


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To me it looks that they are fighting each other. Which makes sense if the centaur is the Hellknight shown on the old Cheliax book and she is a halfling connected to the Bellflower Tillers. OTOH, in the background we see yurts--sooooo, maybe something set in Iobaria where centaurs are more numereous? *keeps fingers crossed*

Ruyan.


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Liz Courts wrote:
KenderKin wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Jayson MF Kip wrote:
JJ's secret project was cloning Adam Daigle?
I'd certainly be able to get more work done if that was the case. :D
Seriously. I could use a clone.

Obviously cloning is going in alphabetical order.....

Functional clones or spare parts clones?

A functional clone would be a spare parts clone in the right circumstance.

quibblemuch wrote:
Everybody thinks that, but what you gain in doubled work capacity, you more than lose in time wasted battling your clone to the death for supremacy.
Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.

Scientific progress goes 'boink', anyone?

/threadderail


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Looks great!
Two quick questions:
Will this pack include fitted roofs for the houses where the interior is provided or should I prepare my own?
Is this map pack by chance combinable with Map Pack 'Rooftops'?

Thanks,

Ruyan.


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I'd caution against using ghouls at this early stage. My group headed there in thought of having discovered a shortcut to Thistletop and almost died due to paralysis mayhem.
I like the idea of Lorax, though. Give them the experience but without causing the actual plot to being disrupted by unfortunate player deaths.

Ruyan.


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Fourshadow wrote:
Is the green sword made of Noqual? From Pathfinder #61--Shards of Sin.

Reminds me heavily on laen from the Shadow World setting, nice touch.

Ruyan.


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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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