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RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,781 posts (9,308 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 14 aliases.


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Presentation is important. When you approach in camouflage and armor and an assault weapon, looking like a group enemy combatants rather than an officer in a uniform, reactions will certainly be different.

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Lamontius wrote:

okay, well I am set for RPG Superstar this year now

Trousers of the Beef Thief
Aura moderate transmutation; CL 8th
Slot legs; Price 5,000 gp; Weight
Description
These form-fitting trousers of supple leather suggest that the wearer's daddy was in fact a meat burglar, for they give the appearance that someone has stuffed two fine Crystalhue hams down the back of these pants.

Donning these trousers grants the wearer an enhancement bonus to Charisma of +2. Treat this as a temporary ability bonus for the first 24 hours the headband is worn.

In addition, once per day the wearer may designate a target to view the posterior of the wearer. The wearer's posterior must be perceivable by the target. The chosen target must make an immediate DC 19 Will saving throw. Upon a failed saving throw, the target is filled with lust and desire for the wearer. The target is overcome with the compulsion to rush to the wearer and passionately kiss or caress that wearer on its next turn, taking no other actions. If the target would not normally have lustful feelings toward the designated creature or object, it receives a +4 bonus on its saving throw.
Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, unnatural lust; Cost 2,500 gp

Not made of anything particularly disgusting, no filigree, has no period of "attunement," and nothing to do with feces, rainbow-colored or otherwise.

I approve.

Edit: Gonna have to shave off a point or two for the obvious (and inaccurate) cut-n-paste in the 2nd paragraph of the item's description. Sorry.

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I was hoping the "Is it necrophilia?" thread would turn out to be as much fun as this one. I was sadly mistaken.

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Orthos wrote:
I think I've seen that Watchmen quote posted more than ten times to Williams' name or picture in the past 48 hours.

There was an article--one among hundreds I've seen in the past few days, so I don't recall where it originated--that focused on an interview he did a while ago where the interviewer brought up the "sad clown" archetype. Robin got very fixated on the idea, returning to it several times during the interview. Might be that someone is on to something there.

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Kirth Gersen wrote:

I have to say that, although I personally never really cared for his stuff, I'm very, very impressed at the reactions I'm seeing. I always found Williams' comedy to be too silly and his serious roles to be overdone; pretty much the only things he did I liked were "Moscow on the Hudson" and "The Fool and the Flying Ship."

But seeing how much he seems to have moved everyone else, I'd say his passing is a very great loss indeed, and I'm inclined to try harder to appreciate the works he leaves behind.

I greatly appreciate this reply. Yesterday I had someone on my Facebook friends list also mention he was not much of a fan, but at the same time was extremely dismissive about the outpouring of grief and sense of loss being expressed by many others. Didn't remove him from my friends list, but his posts will now no longer appear on my feed, at least for the time being.

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My only true regret is that detect caves got axed from the final mountain druid spell list.

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*sigh*

I'm sorry I pointed out how terrible a person was acting instead of just reporting it. I sometimes get the mistaken notion that people on the Internet are rational beings and will realize their mistakes if you just take the time to calmly point out how just how much of a jerk they're being to people while still trying to claim some sort of moral high ground.

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Redneckdevil wrote:
Now rock music making u do things, now thats a sticky question. No i dont believe it will make u want to worship satan or kill ur family, no. But i do believe music is the oldest form of magic that goes on even today and that music will change ur moods (aka get u hyped up, extremely sad, sleepy, really happy, etc etc). So the music i could understand gettiing attention though i believe of course like most things, it got the wrong attention and handled teh wrong way.

Certainly music can alter a person's moods, but then so do most things. I love gaming and have a regular game once a week. When I have to miss the game, it can leave me tense the following week because I didn't have that emotional outlet to unwind.

The problem with most "<insert music here> made this person do this!" arguments is that they're usually attempting to swerve around obvious problems that are more likely suspects, either to push forward a lucrative lawsuit or sensationalize the story for the news, or as an outlet for the grief of parents not wanting to cope with guilt during a tragedy.

Case in point, when a suit was brought against Judas Priest by the parents of two young men who attempted suicide, claiming that subliminal lyrics caused them to do it. The fact that both of them were drunk at the time was secondary, and any existing psychological problems didn't seem to weigh in at all.

Their manager had it right. He said he didn't know what subliminals were, but if they put them onto albums, they wouldn't be telling fans to kill themselves. They'd say "buy seven copies."

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She attended the same church as the families that received the dolls, and was trying to do something nice. Unfortunately, she didn't seem to realize that the way she gifted the dolls came across less like a Secret Santa, and more like the opening to an episode of Criminal Minds.

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As the writer for the race and class portions (excepting psionics, which is Andre's baby) I can address some of these.

John-Andre wrote:


But any cyberpunk setting already has "heavy magic" in it, because it's got elements in it which let humans do something outside of our base experience. The moment you allow a netrunner/decker/hacker get into the network and hack a computer-controlled device for the benefit of the player characters, you have introduced "magic" into the game. And this Tendril Access Processor (Side note: Tendril? Really?) sounds like it makes all sorts of cybernetic magic take place.

The hacker is indeed going to be magical, as he is able to manipulate Hyper Reality and Virtual Reality in ways others cannot, so for all intents and purposes, he is a "wizard" where VR is concerned. The dangerous thing to consider is that the TAP is essentially a semi-organic computer that is integrated into your brain, wirelessly connected to the Global DataNet on some level at all times. A good enough hacker can literally get inside your head.

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Add to this the genetic modification, which I'm guessing is for adding new races to the game. (If you're going to add new races, don't just add "Dwarf" "Elf" "Gnome" etc. Realize that genetically modified entities are, or were, consumer product at some point, and have to have some commercial viability to have been produced. Sure, dwarves sound great as as heavy world miners, but there are robotic mining machines already in place for such a purpose, and they can reach smaller crevices, harvest harder-to-reach ore veins, plus if a collapse happens, you don't have weepy-eyed media and concerned consumer audiences demanding expensive rescue efforts.)

As I mentioned in a prior post, this is Earth, 2090 CE. The genome is an open book and genetic manipulation for cosmetic purposes is an out-patient procedure you can get done at a shop in the mall. However, while we're converting Interface Zero into the Pathfinder rules-set, we're not using everything available in the Pathfinder rules. You won't find dwarves and elves as races. Will there be people that look like dwarves and elves running around? No doubt. Fandom is a weird thing. One can expect all sorts of strange, purely cosmetic effects being sported by the populace. However, the base races themselves are taken from the Interface Zero line-up from Savage Worlds, as follows.

  • Android (Not the ones in the Bestiary. While they share some similarities, IZ androids are their own race.)
  • Bioroid (Get killed recently? If you're rich enough, you could have your consciousness backed up on a drive somewhere and downloaded into a brand new, vat-grown body.)
  • Cyborg (Hello, Robocop.)
  • Human (Everybody knows these guys.)
  • Human 2.0 (Why just be human when you can mix your own genetic cocktail and be something great?)
  • Hybrid (Paging Dr. Moreau...)
  • Simulacra ("I've seen things you people wouldn't believe... Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion...")

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LazarX wrote:
When you get like Shadowrun, with magic and dragons overshadowing guns and chrome, it isn't cyberpunk. There's probably a good name for it, but I haven't seen it yet.

There are no dragons. There is no magic. This is Earth in the year 2090. There is artificial life, cybernetics, virtual reality, and people that have developed psychic abilities.

So yes, this is cyberpunk.

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Yeah, had to go get a refresher on that story.

Inappropriate:
Freya's a whore.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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