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I blame Cosmo for... The Quandary.

It must be bad. It's capitalized.

I also blame Cosmo for my sudden realization that each of the dots in an ellipsis stands for a "DUNH!"

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You know why I chose this alias.

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
Katina Walk up in da club like what up I'm a tuber

[AhnoldVoice] IT'S NOT A TUBER!! [/AhnoldVoice]

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Hello.
I messed up a bit with this order, partly due to my unfamiliarity with the new system. As I was going thru, I kept figuring I would run into the option to ship with my next subscription... but it never came.

Would it be possible to hold this order to ship with my first volume of Iron Gods (and hopefully my Character Add-On Deck)?

As always, I appreciate your help.

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Yes, the shemhazian demon is for this set (per the PaizoCon announcement round-up).

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jimibones, I don't think you can flat-out say their opinion is wrong, anymore than I could just say that yours is.

Bottom line, the AP has not even started yet. We have no idea how heavily skewed the encounters are towards sf or fantasy. And it has been said in the past that they prefer to wait for an AP set until after it is complete, so it can be more representative of what actually makes it into the AP.

Personally, I believe that a decent set can be made from any AP, including Iron Gods. I've been trying to put together a Jade Regent list which would work, and the problem is trying to cut out acceptable generic figures. However, any sf elements in Iron Gods would have to be limited to a small percentage of the set. Just like RoW has only the 2 soldiers, and S&S has only 3 figures with guns and the Cannon Golem.

So while I respect people's opinions about how much they want an Iron Gods set, nobody can really be sure until we actually see the books.

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Kyle Baird wrote:
Raymond Lambert wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
Yes, play The Confirmation 10 more times in the next month.
Mr. Baird, you should petition for the chance to run your scenario as often as you like at Gencon, as the last official chances to play open access Aasimar and tieflings.
I am signed up to run it several times. Come find me!

Oh Hi, Admiral Akbar! What are you doing here???

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Zhangar wrote:

I would guess that the goal for the summoner is to make something that Paizo can actually use in an AP - the Rivals Guide is the only thing I can think of that actually had statted up summoners. Otherwise, Paizo stays the hell away from the things as NPCs or opponents.

There is one in a recent AP volume.

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Rakshaka wrote:

Woops, meant Cloaker, not Choker. Forgot the Basi's were medium. I would still like some Dark, Lunar, or Water Naga as well.

There are also already 2 water nagas in Skull & Shackles.

I somewhat agree with your general point. To be honest, I feel that way about goblins.

However, I have no problem with one more generic troll to "fix" the earlier problem. I just wouldn't want to see many more.

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Thanks! I will restart with the Character Add-on Deck as soon as I receive the confirmation. :)

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Silverhelm wrote:
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Your My Subscriptions page should indicate that you will be getting both items, the base set and add on deck in August. If it doesn't, make sure you have a shipping address set on your subscriptions, I emailed several people last week who were missing shipping addresses which caused the second item not to show in the estimation for August. Even if you have chosen to pick up at Gen Con, we still need to have a shipping address on file for the subscription and its future volumes.
Sara I'm trying to cancel my subscription could you help? I've tried calling and emailing So far no success. Thank you in advance.

Silver helm, you should start a thread on the Customer Service forum.

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Please lovely customer service people, cancel my Adventure Card Game subscription.

I will be re-starting the subscription ASAP, but the shipping for the big box is too much.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
danielc wrote:
Zorka wrote:
So, I'd like to chime in here because a lot of what people are complaining about seems off base and unjustified to me. And nit-picky.

So you think this Feiya is ok as is and you would be fine with this fgure?

I am not okay with that.

My Feiya looks almost identical.

Zorka, I agree with many of your points. In general, this line has had minis which are superior to other lines which have been offered in the past. Even though I wrote a negative post, I feel that the majority of the miniatures I got in this set are well-sculpted and have acceptable paint jobs. Even the miniatures with horribly painted faces may have other features which are very well done.
However, we have seen better in previous sets. So I feel justified in asking for something better. Especially from a "marquee" miniature like the only iconic in the set. Also, this is the first time in Battles that I have received badly painted Large miniatures.

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A shame.
I was quite happy when this set was announced, and pleased with the previews as they were coming out.
Then there was the disappointment of the dial back on the set.
Today, I picked up 1 brick. While the paint on this set is not generally as bad as it was in LoG, it is still below WotR or S&S. And a few of my miniatures (notably Feiya, the Falconer, and Ratibor) are hideous. Even the Triaxians and Maftet did not fare well. Further, even a couple of the large figures (notably the trolls and centaurs) have paint errors which are barely covered for by the scale.
Also, the collation seems off (tho it may be due to rarity changes). I received 5 duplicates out of 1 brick, yet there were a couple of "Common" miniatures I haven't seen yet.

On the other hand, I received a couple of very well done miniatures, including Baba Yaga.

I will probably buy another brick, but it's unlikely I will get the 3 or 4 I had planned on.

EDIT: Oh! Another thumbs up for the bubble bags. I had no minis break, but my Ratibor was missing an arm.

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Rysky wrote:
I've recently started playing in a Legacy of Fire PBP. Go ahead, guess what I'm blaming you for right now.

There's actually a couple of possibilities there....

As much as I like to blame Cosmo for everything, I think Mona is responsible for a certain monster...

So you must mean goats!

I also blame Cosmo for goats!

Evil split-hooved bastards

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Very late to this discussion, and I agree with the majority of the posters here that the intent is reasonably clear. Further, 3.5 rules are a good indication of intent, unless it is something which has been clearly changed.

I'd also point out that the Glossary clearly spells out that standing from prone is a "move-equivalent action", as opposed to a "move action"

But this caught my eye:

Anachrony wrote:


In summary, yes you can stand and take a 5 foot step. Or if you have a belt of the weasel, you can do a 5 foot crawl and then stand.

Anachrony, a 5 foot crawl is a move action which provokes, so that is not a very effective weasel ;)

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Causemo's fault that anytime I see the name Norgorber, I think "Ehrmahgerd!!"

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Tels wrote:
We're Camerinassian.

Everybody should get that procedure done when they reach a certain age. It's nothing to be embarrassed about.

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Isil-zha wrote:
Lorian: ** spoiler omitted **

Not all of them. There are several hobgoblins.

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The other mini from H&M that was cited as a size issue was the Dire Rat, which seemed quite large.

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Sharaya wrote:
Christopher Anthony wrote:
Sharaya: I need those in my mouth right now
Regrets phrasing again.

Are we not saying phrasing anymore??

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"I don't think that word means what you think it means."

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I'm going to indulge in an internet tradition, and over-analyze Erik's blog post so I can randomly speculate...

Erik The Boss wrote:
We'll fill in some gaps for encounters based on existing Pathfinder Battles figures...

As I recall, there was some regret about releasing the Shattered Star set concurrent with the AP. And one problem mentioned was that certain key "figures" were missing. So I wonder if we might see that AP rounded out a bit.

And hopefully a few thrown in for Crimson Throne and Second Darkness, the Varisia-based AP's without sets... and maybe even Jade Regent.

So I'm going to echo the earlier wishes for Red Mantis Assassins and Varisians, and add a wish for some Shoanti.

Though that may exceed the human quota.

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Spanky the Leprechaun wrote:
I blame Cosmo for The Last Fart Bender.

I blame Cosmo for the First Fart Bender.

And also for Bender.

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Erik,
I think that you've done an excellent job at balancing the character/monster mix. I understand whey various people will individually want more of either, but I think you've managed to get the right proportion. And I think that you've responded well to gaps (more female characters, female monsters, animals,...)
I also hope that you don't sacrifice your one weird choice per set, as I usually find them to be an interesting addition. However, it is possibly a problem when it is an AP-themed set and both your choice and the case incentive come from outside the AP (not actually referring to this set, as it's obvious plans changed).
I'm okay with the switch to fewer sculpts going forward. I can see a time where we may get "sequel sets" for the popular AP's (ex Reign of Winter 2), because there will be enough cool things left to represent.
However, it is extremely unfortunate that it was implemented with this set, and apparently partway through the process. I'm quite certain the choices would have been different if this had been a smaller set from day 1. And personally, my group will be well into Book 3 by the release date, so the changes will impact my purchase... I'm already past the majority of the set, based on distribution.

As far as Tiny miniatures, I would be perfectly happy if I got a Small atomie or lyrakien (for example) which I could just say is Tiny. And size didn't stop us from getting a Quickling ;)

I'm very interested to see what comes next... and the one after that.

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You should post this in the Pathfinder Society section of the boards. I'm sure the thread will get moved there on Monday.

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Isil-zha wrote:
HM had only 40+1 figures.

Apologies.

I couldn't remember, and looked on Kor's site. There is an error on the main page, but I should have counted.

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Heroes and Monsters was the same size as this set, 55 miniatures. And Legends of Golarion was also thematically loose.

But I agree with you that Damiel is the most likely of those 3 remaining characters from the APG.

On the bright side, there should be a lot more available iconics around the time of the next minis release :)

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TheOrangeOne wrote:
Please Announce who the other Iconic is going to be :)

I'm not 100% sure that there will be another iconic. Has Erik said there will be?

The iconic party used in this AP is Feiya (revealed), Imrijka (in WotR), Lini (in LoG), and Valeros (BBH).
The iconics who have not been minified are Reiko and Hayato (probably being saved for an eventual Jade Regent set), Balazar, Alahazra, and Damiel. The last 3 don't really feel like a fit for me, especially Balazar, because he would require another mini for his eidolon.
They have released a set before with only 1 iconic.

I actually hope that I'm wrong, because I love the iconic minis, but I don't think we can assume there is another until it's announced.

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Sara Marie wrote:
robot chris: I would either be the Best Bard Ever, or the Worst Bard Ever

It's totally possible to be both at the same time.

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Something tells me that at least one of the captions may be untrue...

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Yakman wrote:
Comrade Anklebiter wrote:
Snyder to Detroit’s Retirees: Survive on One-Third Less
Honestly, should they expect what they were promised when the city was twice as large and financially healthy?

Not just promised, but guaranteed in a legally binding contract.

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Yup, a few threads on this already.
It started with the website changes, and is on the list to fix.
Meanwhile, you can access the Blog (and fiction thru the Blog) by clicking on the link in the grey bar above.

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Sara Marie wrote:

70 favorites post

gary: number of quotes in 70-favorite post by pmg: 4

gary: number of quotes in 70-favorite post by sm: 1

gary: % of favorites allocated to pmg: 75%

gary: you have to do the math sometimes to see how i am winning favorites battle

But Ross had 5 posts.

And Erik won the internet after he dropped the mic.

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Win.

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The tabs are not working since the recent site changes.

Try the links above, they still work.

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I think most of you are underestimating the size of the golem.

The golem is made of the combined hangovers of Jason Bulmahn.

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Among Gargantuans, I'm most interested in the Shemhazian or Roc.

But I'm going to throw out another idea.

What about a 2-pack of Huges similar to the RoW encounter set.

There are far more cool Huge non-dragon monsters, IMO, and I would welcome an additional way to have them released.

For a dungeon-based set, it could be a way to get the Elementals people have been asking for. Or an Aboleth and a Froghemoth. Or a Black Pudding and a Hydra. Or a pair of Golems. Or...

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Oh!
- The visual appeal of the products. The artwork is top notch, but it goes beyond that to the layout and design, even the fonts (after the original RotR). My personal favourites are the use of the inner covers on the AP's, notably Legacy of Fire, Jade Regent, and Reign of Winter.

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Rehashing what others have said, but...

- They make good products. And when a product falls short of the mark, they address the issue via the boards and/or in the next release.

- Customer Service runs through the company, but the CS reps are particularly outstanding. Anytime I've had an issue or question (maybe 4 times since 2007), it has been handled brilliantly. The latest in a string of great CS reps I've dealt with was Erik, who looked over the issue, agreed something weird was going on, replaced missing product, offset shipping costs, and told me to keep an item shipped in error... all in a short, polite conversation where I never had to ask anything except that he look at some odd things in my shipments.

- The feeling that I've become part of an extended family which includes the staff, the freelancers, and the fans. I've sat in a game session with Nic Logue, Erik Mona, and Jason Bulmahn. I've chatted about gaming with Lisa Stevens in the halls at Gen Con. I've discussed Pathfinder products and the Society with Jeff Alvarez over a beer or 3. I've had Mike Selinker tell me he came to PaizoCon just to play in a game I was running. I've been referred to as "cursed Shackle-Folk" by Bulmahn. I had SKR tell me I should GM the Delve, encourage me to write, and re-purpose a Saturday morning cartoon song for my family. I've bantered with Cosmo. I've had Liz Courts bring me cookies.

Very personal story:
5 years ago, my marriage fell apart a few weeks before I attended PaizoCon. Obviously, I couldn't enjoy the convention the way I normally would have, and to be honest I was mostly still in shock. However, it helped me a great deal to have a fun weekend. And though it was kind of a blur, I remember a lot of fun things about it. Like hanging with Cosmo, Frost, Alvarez, Lisa, Vic, Bulmahn, Wes, Sutter, and Liz. Like meeting SKR, Jason Nelson, Rob McCreary, Larry Wilhelm, Mark Moreland, Tim Nightengale, and Neil Spicer. Thank you all (and anybody I forgot) for making a rough time a little better.

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I blame Cosmo for Babymetal, and the fact that he made me watch all of their videos.

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Tels wrote:

I blame Cosmo for my nephew hitting me in the mouth with one of his toys giving me a fat lip and a severely chipped tooth.

I also blame Cosmo for the chipped tooth being bad enough it's likely I'll have to have it pulled.

Perhaps this is related to the 5 posts prior to yours.

Or Cosmo.

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Psssst... Dhjika. 4 year old post.

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Majuba was referring to the rule that you can always use a Standard Action to perform a Move Action.

EDIT: Under "Move Action" in "Action Types" in the Combat section.

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You should read the Community Use Policy here.

I believe that you may use any artwork which has appeared in the Paizo Blogs, but not other images.

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For mapping a space like this, I would recommend getting some chart paper and drawing the outer walls of each level ahead of your session. That way you have a framework and can draw things fairly quickly, without giving away any spoilers.

Or if you want to print things out, there is an excellent step-by-step description on how to do that using Gimp and PosteRazor linked here. One small change, in step 6 you need to "export as", not save.

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I blame Cosmo for my bad back causing me to indefinitely delay my plans for today... going to see the David Cronenberg exhibition in Toronto :(

I also blame Cosmo for defying my expectations: one would have thought that he would want people to have an over-exposure to Cronenberg material.

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pluvia33 wrote:
A once per session spell isn't that bad. A Cure spell is Basic so you can have one of those once per game. It's better than putting a Potion of Healing in an item slot since Cure is a d4+1 instead of just a d4. And you can use something else if you think a different basic card might be useful for a specific scenario.

Of course, you can only grab that basic card if there are no available spells when the party pools cards at the end.

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Wait...
Would you judge us if our characters went to Wild Wild West the movie, or the TV show?
Judge away if it's the movie, but otherwise I protest! ;)

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
If you blame Cosmo for Cosmo, do you create an infinite loop?
Bombadil wrote:

I blame Cosmo for infinite loops.

I also blame Cosmo for all Cosmos being his offspring, which produced Cosmo, an infinite loop (goto line 1)

Are you saying that Cosmo will cause mo' Cosmos in the Cosmos??

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