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RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,742 posts (9,268 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 14 aliases.


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Made a batch of dirty rice for my lunches this week. Replaced the usual meat with ground chorizo and diced hardwood-smoked bacon. Good stuff.

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Yeah, necromancers are cool. I guess. And some people too. I guess.

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Got through the hardcopy this weekend. Great stuff, as always. Tim, Paris, and company have knocked another one out of the park. And this is coming from someone to whom Cheliax is their least favorite corner of Golarion. Review to follow.

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I'd ask the GM to explain exactly how hitting someone with a shovel for attempting to loot a dead body being prepared for burial is a consciously evil act.

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gamer-printer wrote:

Honestly, flags are quite late as a representation for a given nation or kingdom (really nations didn't exist in the real world until the 1600's) as kingdoms are something else. Within the typical timeline between standard PF play and comparitive to the real world - flags aren't being used yet. Heraldic symbols (shield crests) on the other hand is quite appropos as royal/kingdom symbology.

No flag, means to me, its probably a kingdom. If you have a flag, means to me, no kingdom, but a nation, instead.

Congratulations, you're a pedant.

Qadira

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Season 3: Nailed it!

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I love me some Malkovich, but talk about miscasting. The guy's name is Blackbeard, not White Van D!%&. Also, Edward Teach died in his late 30s.

Add to that part of the plot sounds like it was ripped directly from Black Sails (you can't kill me because you need information only I know...) and I'm going with "meh." Don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but Black Sails has managed to raise the bar for pirates and this doesn't look like it will get there.

Edit: Profanity filter strikes again. I guess there will never be a thread to discuss the Dick Van D~~# show...

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For future reference: The dice-rolling thread.

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Wrong John Silver wrote:
Anyone remember Grimtooth?

I still use those books for inspiration for new traps.

Qadira

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A.

The thing to remember is there is a difference between "hunger" (a physical craving for food) and "appetite" (a psychological desire for food).

The ring magically meets your body's desire for food, therefore it is never hungry. One might still have an appetite for food, having cravings for particular types of food that are purely psychological.

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All this impatience reminds me of something...

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You kids get the heck off my lawn. And don't leave any d4s behind like you did the last time. They hurt like the dickens when I step on 'em and they dull the mower blades.

Qadira

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I only participate in disorganized play.


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Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 6

I suppose I could take Craft Wondrous Item next level and make him a headband.


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Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 6
Prazil wrote:
I hope this encounter with the fiery fey ends peacably and Kereek emerges from it having learned the spell summon Danau

We have a hard enough time controlling Kereek as it is. Giving him access to a phlogistian faerie would be like giving a flamethrower to a pyromaniac during a field trip to an oil refinery.

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Lloyd Jackson wrote:
"Fleshing out the Faith" is a continuation of the ideas explored in the best-selling "Faith in the Flesh".

Both now available in the omnibus edition: Flaying Faith from the Flesh.

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Online gold medalist astrologer.

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Matthew Downie wrote:


What were they supposed to do if they did know there was a wyvern? Go somewhere else?

Stock up on antitoxin? Make sure they had ranged weapons? Maybe a tanglefoot bag or two?

Qadira

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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Kolokotroni wrote:
Did the GM say WHY he isnt interested in allowing 3rd party material? If quality is of concern, one might point out that paizo themselves endorse the quality of alot of 3rd party publishers directly and indirectly.
He said he didn't like it. Plain and simple. A few years ago he let me play a soulknife in a game he ran. When I used autohypnosis to stabilize myself and prevent myself from dying he flipped out and said that was not a fair action. Character died soon after.

That sounds like the type of attitude that's hard to break through. Sorry, Cal, but you've got a real dud on your hands there. I'd go with the previous suggestions of continuing to use 3PP material in your own games and allow the dazzle and the shine to hurt his myopic eyes.

Qadira

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There's a section of sonic magic in Deep Magic by Kobold Press.

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Four basic types of cover; the last one covers (excuse the pun) the subject you're talking about:

The PRD wrote:

Soft Cover: Creatures, even your enemies, can provide you with cover against ranged attacks, giving you a +4 bonus to AC. However, such soft cover provides no bonus on Reflex saves, nor does soft cover allow you to make a Stealth check.

Partial Cover: If a creature has cover, but more than half the creature is visible, its cover bonus is reduced to a +2 to AC and a +1 bonus on Reflex saving throws. This partial cover is subject to the GM's discretion.

Total Cover: If you don't have line of effect to your target (that is, you cannot draw any line from your square to your target's square without crossing a solid barrier), he is considered to have total cover from you. You can't make an attack against a target that has total cover.

Improved Cover: In some cases, such as attacking a target hiding behind an arrowslit, cover may provide a greater bonus to AC and Reflex saves. In such situations, the normal cover bonuses to AC and Reflex saves can be doubled (to +8 and +4, respectively). A creature with this improved cover effectively gains improved evasion against any attack to which the Reflex save bonus applies. Furthermore, improved cover provides a +10 bonus on Stealth checks.

Qadira

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"Crap."

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LMPjr007 wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Endzeitgeist wrote:
Hmm... what about factions? With Prestige-benefits etc.? The organizations are already there in the book and that would suit with the plug-n-play-style and offer more detail for specific aspects of Abaddon.
Funny you should mention that...
Shush! Don't leak any secrets...

I mean, I can neither confirm nor deny at this time that those sorts of ideas have or will be addressed.

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Endzeitgeist wrote:
Hmm... what about factions? With Prestige-benefits etc.? The organizations are already there in the book and that would suit with the plug-n-play-style and offer more detail for specific aspects of Abaddon.

Funny you should mention that...

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VampByDay wrote:
He kills people because he thinks it'll get people to respect/fear him, and it will get him praise/adulation.

You just described the vast majority of adventurers, if you replace "people" with "monsters" and "praise/adulation" with "loot."

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Season 2 is a go.

Qadira

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de·stroy
[dih-stroi]
verb (used with object)
1.
to reduce (an object) to useless fragments, a useless form, or remains, as by rending, burning, or dissolving; injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin; annihilate.

In other words, saying "+1 dagger (CL 3) (Destroyed)" doesn't make any sense, because there is no dagger any longer. It's been destroyed. It is no more. It has ceased to be. It is an ex-dagger.

Qadira

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My maybe just turned into a yes. :)

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Ezren: "The adventuring life comes with a myriad of challenges and obstacles. It's not all just dungeons and dragons, you know."

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The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Excellent inspiration for running rogues in a fantasy setting.

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Kalshane wrote:
no, originally han was supposed to die and lando was going to avenge him.
And Lucas reportedly said something along the lines of "No one wants a dead Han Solo toy" when he kiboshed that plot point.

Missed an amazing marketing opportunity there, I think. It's something other franchises should jump on. Why HBO doesn't have a line of action figures based on the show is beyond me. "Get your Ned Stark action figure--with removable head--now!"

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Martin Kauffman 530 wrote:
Moreover, it can be argued that any contract Mr. Sterling signed which abridged his freedom of speech was an illegal, unconstitutional, and therefore unenforceable one.

No, it can't. Here, have a civics lesson.

Quote:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In other words, you can't be jailed, fined, or have legal action taken against you by the government for speaking your mind. That's what the first amendment means.

It doesn't mean you can't be ostracized, protested against, fined, fired, or otherwise punished for being a racist dick.

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Another reason why I stick with disorganized play. I don't need the headache. If Paizo changes something in the rules that I don't agree with, then I can ignore it.

"Hate" is also getting thrown around waaaaay to often on the interwebz. If you disagree with something/someone, you're a "hater." If a change is found to be a disadvantage to a particular class/character type, then obviously it was done out of hate. Sheesh. How about a sense of scale and a little less drama, people?

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Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
Yeah, we use words good!

Ain't that the truth?

Qadira

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yellowdingo wrote:
So petition to confine floridans to Florida with kilometre high shield wall.

Florida is America's penis, so we can call this Operation **** in a Box.

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That's one of the things I like about eidolons: the vague nature of them. It allows for interpretation in game. There's a Legendary Games product, with pregenerated characters for the Carrion Crown AP, where the summoner's eidolon is a manifestation of the soul of a great warrior ancestor.

I wrote an archetype for Chelaxian summoners where the eidolon is a hellbound soul that the summoner is given use of to shape into a new type of fiend, in exchange for their soul at the end of life, of course.

Been tossing around the idea of a summoner whose eidolon is a manifestation of the character's inner will, the childhood "imaginary friend" made real, and another where the eidolon is the Hyde to the summoner's Dr. Jekyll.

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Auto-hit, good range, force damage, and no save. What's not to like? Find me a first level spell that beats it.

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People in different groups tend to have a collected assembly of acceptable jargon used specifically in that group--set terminology that everyone immediately understands as part of the group (e.g. IT people have language/terms they use amongst themselves, simplifying it when dealing with people outside their skill-set). When someone comes in and uses words outside of that collection, it tends to mark them as an outsider. If they don't assimilate, they remain an outsider, to some degree.

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JourneyQuest?

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137ben wrote:
Is there a Best FAWTL Book tournament? Nope, only OOTS is awesome enough to have one of those!

Irrelevant. FAWTL does not write books. FAWTL exists merely to maintain the condition of FAWTL. When that thread breaks 100k posts and people start complaining of FAWTL, then there will be room for comparison.

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They'd better introduce a new moral compass for the group soon. The moral compass always dies, and Michonne is getting too in touch with her feelings for comfort.

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Rynjin wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Rynjin wrote:
And toon is a recognized abbreviation for your character in an RPG.
Obviously not, or else you wouldn't see so many people mention that they'd never heard the term used before outside of these boards.

So because some people have never heard of it, it's not a valid term?

What kind of logic is that?

Perfectly valid logic.

If people who regularly play RPGs have never heard the term used before, then it can't be considered a valid term in RPGs.

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Rynjin wrote:
And toon is a recognized abbreviation for your character in an RPG.

Obviously not, or else you wouldn't see so many people mention that they'd never heard the term used before outside of these boards.

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Laithoron wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:
Now if, rather than calling me "DM" or "GM," a player insisted on calling me the "monster generator," then we might have a problem.
What if they skip straight to shooting the food?

It happens. What I don't understand is why they keep trying to kill everything with potions.

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I've said this before and I'll say it again:

XP is a reward to the character for actions in the game. The character and the player are not the same thing. Don't use in-game mechanics to reward/punish out-of-game behaviors. Talk like reasonable human beings.

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Toon is short for cartoon, which refers to an animated character. Characters in tabletop RPGs aren't animated, hence it's a misnomer.
I'm a stickler for accurate language.

That said, if you insist on calling your character a "toon" at the table, I'd be mildly annoyed, but I could live with it.

Start calling monsters "mobs," however, and you'll quickly find it to your disadvantage. If you wanted to cast your spell at the troll, then you should have designated the troll. Since the only "mob" on the map is the crowd of fleeing villagers, well...

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You're not trying to portray Spider-Man as a criminal, so we'll forgive you.

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I've been looking through DAT's old art. Man, it was the artwork that got me as fired up about playing these games as anything else. Trampier is as influential for me as Gygax and Arneson ever were. He did a lot of the original Gamma World stuff too, and that was one of my favorite games ever.

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This thread never ceases to bring me joy.

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Rynjin wrote:


Also one has to wonder if "heroes are created" and someone purposefully decided to splice animals together to make superheroes why the f!*$ would they pick a turtle

I'll play devil's advocate.

  • natural armor
  • all of a turtle's senses are keen, especially their eyesight and sense of smell
  • natural longevity
  • being able to quickly retract one's head into an armored space makes for a decent defensive maneuver

Yeah, that's all I've got. Apparently they're not going for the accident storyline, which might mean they're phasing Splinter out entirely, which is a bad move to me.

Then again, their original origin story dovetailed off Daredevil's, which of course is a sticky IP situation.

And yeah, those eyes and the fingernails are just enough to drop them right into the uncanny valley and deposit them directly in the Creepville town square. Ugh.

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