Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Shalkeshka

Shadowborn's page

RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter, 2015 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 8,578 posts (10,170 including aliases). 10 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 14 aliases.


1 to 50 of 923 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Joynt Jezebel wrote:

Celibate- "Abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons." Oxford English Dictionary Online.

And its a quote from a comedy film, the name of which escapes me at this moment. I am pretty sure its being used correctly. Maybe its got an older rare meaning.

Yes, and the response is also a quotation, from another comedy film, The Princess Bride and apropos, considering that the joke from the first one is adequately ironic, so they go well together.

The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Wells is a master manipulator, so it's hard not to feel sorry for anyone that falls under his influence. Whether he intended for anyone other than Barry to be affected remains to be seen, though Hartley wasn't so much affected as afflicted, since he was injured and had the implants to help.

I was impressed by how they managed to work in sexual tension between West and Hartley without any direct dialogue.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 7

"We could build a gallery where your art can be displayed. Something with a "no owlbears allowed" sign outside the door. Maybe open it to the community and let other artists share their work as well."

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Sorry, DungeonmasterCal. If I'd known you needed it 3 years ago...well, I couldn't have done anything about it, because Kobold Press asked for it last year. Still, if you pick it up, I hope you find it useful and fun. I definitely had a blast writing it.

The Exchange

4 people marked this as a favorite.
Mystic_Snowfang wrote:
The only way you could completely exclude sexuality from your game is have everyone be androids.

Wrong.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

3 people marked this as a favorite.

You had me at "encroaching lava."

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Found this article on io9 the other day: 10 rule for making better fantasy maps.

In the tradition of Castle Ravenloft, the fortress of Scarwall from the Curse of the Crimson Throne AP was a pretty impressive map.


2 people marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 7

Welcome!

Now that we're 7th level, I'll be sure to have a restoration handy more often than not. Kereek with a Wisdom deficiency is a scary thing.

The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Always teh sex. Teh sex is teh hot. Always teh sex.

Seriously though, the extent to which sexuality plays a part in a campaign is entirely up to the group playing, and how much they're comfortable with entertaining during a gaming session.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Okay, I think I'm ready.

Arcanavore
Aura strong abjuration and universal; CL 15th
Slot none; Price 73,313 gp; Weight 14 lbs.

Description
This +1 keen adamantine bardiche is carved with intricate runes on both blade and haft, and instilled with a hunger for magic. On a successful attack, make a targeted dispel check (1d20+15) if the target has one or more spell effects on it. If successful, the highest level spell in effect is dispelled from the target, and the weapon absorbs the magical energy, gaining an additional +1 enhancement bonus for each level of the spell, lasting a total number of rounds equal to the enhancement bonus gained. (For example, if the arcanavore successfully dispels haste, it gains an additional +3 enhancement bonus for the next 3 rounds.) Once the arcanavore absorbs enough energy to gain a +5 enhancement bonus, additional energy may be used to grant the following special abilities to the weapon, assuming the weapon has absorbed enough energy to meet the base price of the special ability: defiant, glorious, limning, and nullifying. These last a number of rounds equal to their base price modifier. The weapon's total bonus cannot exceed +10.

The arcanavore can also absorb energy from sundering magic items, which provide longer lasting bonuses. If it deals sufficient damage to an item to inflict the broken condition, it gains +1 enhancement bonus for every three Caster Levels of the item (or special abilities as above, minimum bonus of +1) that last 1 minute per caster level of the item. If a sunder attack destroys the item, then the duration is doubled.

The arcanavore only sheds light while using absorbed magic.

Construction
Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, dispel magic, keen edge, limited wish, creator must be a caster of at least 15th level; Cost 38,313 gp

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Jensen Toperzer wrote:

I am the first timer alternate, yeah.

Time to have a massive anxiety attack.

No time for an anxiety attack. As a former alternate, I know how you feel, but you're on a time crunch. You're one bad case of the flu away from the Top 32. Get your map finished and turned in. :)


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 7

Hang on a tic...

Sorry to see you go, Patrik. Treshiell will be missed.

I'm okay now. Just needed to let off a little steam, let my Hitler out and have done with it. Given the overall quality of the Top 32, I'm not feeling totally crushed, but there's that tension that just needs to go before I'm ready to give congratulations.

The arcanavore was mine.

Wait? Exit poll? There was an exit poll? How did I miss this?

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Quote:

Movement During a Charge: You must move before your attack, not after. You must move at least 10 feet (2 squares) and may move up to double your speed directly toward the designated opponent. If you move a distance equal to your speed or less, you can also draw a weapon during a charge attack if your base attack bonus is at least +1.

You must have a clear path toward the opponent, and nothing can hinder your movement (such as difficult terrain or obstacles). You must move to the closest space from which you can attack the opponent. If this space is occupied or otherwise blocked, you can't charge. If any line from your starting space to the ending space passes through a square that blocks movement, slows movement, or contains a creature (even an ally), you can't charge. Helpless creatures don't stop a charge.

If you don't have line of sight to the opponent at the start of your turn, you can't charge that opponent.

You can't take a 5-foot step in the same round as a charge.

Quote:

The subject can tread on air as if walking on solid ground. Moving upward is similar to walking up a hill. The maximum upward or downward angle possible is 45 degrees, at a rate equal to half the air walker's normal speed.

A strong wind (21+ miles per hour) can push the subject along or hold it back. At the end of a creature's turn each round, the wind blows the air walker 5 feet for each 5 miles per hour of wind speed. The creature may be subject to additional penalties in exceptionally strong or turbulent winds, such as loss of control over movement or physical damage from being buffeted about.

Should the spell duration expire while the subject is still aloft, the magic fails slowly. The subject floats downward 60 feet per round for 1d6 rounds. If it reaches the ground in that amount of time, it lands safely. If not, it falls the rest of the distance, taking 1d6 points of damage per 10 feet of fall. Since dispelling a spell effectively ends it, the subject also descends in this way if the air walk spell is dispelled, but not if it is negated by an antimagic field.

Nothing in the description of movement during a charge says it doesn't work with air walk.

Nothing in the description of air walk says you can't charge.

Conclusion: A creature under the effects of air walk can charge normally.

The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.
thegreenteagamer wrote:

6. Day 1: "I don't detect any traps. I'm gonna check again, just in case I was wrong." "You sure? You said there weren't any." "Yeah, but, you know...um...nevermind, I'm just checking again."

Day 2: "I don't detect any traps." "Gonna check again?" "Nope. I know there aren't any." "How?" "Um...nevermind that."

6a. "I don't detect any traps." (To the fighter) "Go ahead and open the door." *takes a step back*

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Thomas LeBlanc wrote:


TLDR: See what others like, read to improve craft, and keep trying.

Quoted for emphasis.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 7

*gasp* Has Kereek found Prazil's future mount? Only time will tell. (Probably not. Owlbears are notoriously bad-tempered and hard to train, even without cursed rings.)


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 7

"Sorry, Prazil, but whoever made that armor for the owlbear may have also had it attack us. And if it's this guy," he says, pointing at the corpse, "then I'd say his armor making days are over."

Agnar shakes his head, pondering the scene for a moment before heading towards the exit.

"I'm going to find a place to set up camp. The only person we've found that might know something about this owlbear is dead, but that's not going to give him an excuse to give us answers. We should spend the night here. In the morning I'll try a spell and see if I can't convince his departed spirit to speak to me."

If everyone's okay with it, we can rest here, get a point or two of ability damage taken care of, and I'll prep a speak with dead and see if we can unravel at least a little of this mystery.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Also a surprising lack of darkwood as a material, considering how many staves there are, not to mention the bows, javelins, etc.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.
quibblemuch wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
GM_Solspiral wrote:
One of my best friend's is a bear...
One of your best friend's what is a bear?
Really? Personal pronoun vs. clitic convention snark? Have you not seen the first sentence on the RPGSS 2015 page?

Every time you use an apostrophe to pluralize a word, zombie Aroden strangles a kitten.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
GM_Solspiral wrote:
One of my best friend's is a bear...

One of your best friend's what is a bear?

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
mamaursula wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:

C is for coughing, with which I am fraught

D is for drugs, which I'm taking a lot, because
E is for effluence, what my snot does a lot
F is for flu, which I have got.

Oh, sorry, we were talking monsters. Never mind.

No...One post per letter...sheesh, just because you're sick doesn't mean you get a pass here Jeff! :-) Hope you feel better soon.

I'm a maverick and a rebel! I'll do what I want! Plus, I'm thinking D is interfering with my comprehension a bit. Kinda fuzzy. I've slept 14 hours out of the last 24. That might be contributing as well.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

C is for coughing, with which I am fraught
D is for drugs, which I'm taking a lot, because
E is for effluence, what my snot does a lot
F is for flu, which I have got.

Oh, sorry, we were talking monsters. Never mind.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

I have seen my item more times in voting this year than in the last three years combined. This disturbs me. I fear change.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

3 people marked this as a favorite.

The neutral response.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.

I made this staff from the leg bone of a giant slug.

What? Slugs don't have legs? Or bones?

Bah! Don't try to tell me about monster anatomy. I'll do what I like! Next you'll try to say I can't make a magical shield out of this ice toad's shell.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.

ZZotherrequirements...

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Snakes vs. Crows!

Snakes, crows, ravens, frogs...

Next year I want to see more hippopotamus themed items.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Out of all the shields that do the Thing, I think I like this shield that does the Thing best.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Sexism was rampant. Never mind that many of these women were doing jobs that men left behind when they went to war. They just got displaced when the men returned home to pick up where they left off.

I have to agree this was a much better start than Agents of SHIELD had. Right into the thick of things. Of course, we're dealing with a character we already know from the first Cap movie, and no need for team building and such.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Thunderfrog wrote:
So is it okay to email your item to a list of friends for critique as long as you dont post it on the forums?

Yes. Just be sure they understand the anonymity necessary for the contest. Wouldn't want someone to accidentally spill the beans here on the forum or elsewhere. As long as your item isn't publicly tied to you, you're fine. I get feedback on my creations all the time.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Just took a look at the post-cull list and am disappointed to note that my favorite piece of magical tech did not make the cut. This is too bad, because I thought it was really well done. None of the others really caught my attention.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.
GM_Solspiral wrote:

Is it weird that even if I do not make top 32 or top 100 it would soften the blow significantly if I made a few of my favorite poster's top 32 lists?

Like if I made Meepo, Ferros, Angry Wiggles, Mamaursula's, Jeff's, and like 2/3rds of the Jacob's I'd still feel like a winner.

Not weird at all. Knowing you made an item that the community really liked is something to be proud of. I'm always pleased when people enjoy my work.

That said, I'm really hoping this will be the last year I can compete.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Having a lot of pairs now where I have to reread things carefully. Items are a lot more closely matched now.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Jacob W. Michaels wrote:
Now that's Superstar, IMO (taking the idea and fleshing it out and converting it into a PDF with such alacrity).

Not only that, but he finished it real fast too!


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 7

Granted, now we're all prey to the deadly clutches of the owlbear kaiju that wrecked our town, but at least it was of use.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 7

I am so glad I decided to prepare this spell...

Agnar strides forward to get a better look at the beast

"Erastil, free that humble servant from the clutches of his enemy," Agnar prays, before intoning another prayer, as a glowing bow appears in the air above the shambling mound, draws back, and fires an arrow of force.

10 foot move into the cave. Liberating command on Prazil, providing an Escape Artist check (with a +12 bonus) as an immediate action. Then he casts spiritual weapon. Attack: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (17) + 8 = 25 Damage: 1d8 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 2 = 10

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Vrecknidj wrote:
Finally, after many hundreds of votes, I saw an auto-kill item. So many others have griped about seeing it/them. Finally! Is there some RPG Superstar equivalent of the Snoopy Dance?

Yes, but you're not going to like it.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Thank you for showing your work...

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

3 people marked this as a favorite.
Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
You would think it would be easy to figure out the price for a SIAC. Why is your price 5 times too much?

Filigree costs extra.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Another new item, and one that made me look up not one, but two new words. In this instance, I'm not sure they were necessary. Still an interesting item, but there's a limit to the word count. I'm not sure using obscure language when describing mechanics is a plus. Better to err on the side of clarity.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
What a depressing thread.

Pfft. This is nothing. Should take a look at the one from last year.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

3 people marked this as a favorite.

I won't rule any particular item type out. I wasn't crazy about most of the magical tech entries, but then I came across one that was really well done. Creative and well-written, with a solid them, and it's rules-savvy. I could not in good conscience vote another item over it just because "this is tech and the other one isn't." This is RPG Superstar. If a person takes a risk and pulls it off, that deserves some credit.

Whether or not an item is not my style or "too niche," isn't the point for me. The point is whether the designer showed me something cool. If the item is cool enough, then if they move on to the next round they can show me if they can continue to provide the coolness while moving into design areas that are perhaps more mainstream.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

*frowns*

Copying the abilities of an already existing item and adding an extra or two isn't Superstar.

On the bright side, you made me take a closer look at the other item and see its merits despite some missteps.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

*tips hat*

Thank you kindly.

The Exchange

2 people marked this as a favorite.

WINNER! Best RPG Supplement of 2014!

Congratulations to Kobold Press and everyone involved in this project.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
quibblemuch wrote:

The Without Hat

Aura faint abjuration; CL 3rd
Slot head; Price 1,983 gp; Weight .3 lbs.

Description

The power of this plain man's hat is only revealed when it is not worn by a male owner whose friends have been left at least 10 ft. behind him. Under those conditions, it creates a sanctuary spell effect on the non-wearer. The effect persists as long as he makes a Perform (dance) check every round. The save DC of the sanctuary effect is equal to the results of that check.

Effects that cause the non-wearer to dance involuntarily, such as command or irresistible dance do not trigger this item. If the non-wearer's friends join in the dance, the sanctuary effect is broken.

Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, sanctuary, creator must be male and have at least 1 rank in Perform (dance); Cost 991.5 gp

Wouldn't it be "those that voluntarily join in the dance gain the sanctuary effect, while those that do not dance cannot receive it?"

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Moik wrote:

It's tempting to say "lots of aspergillums this year" after seen, say, six - that's an unusual weapon, and will pique the brain's interest. Meanwhile, twenty longswords might pop up in the voting and go unnoticed... (NOTE: I haven't seen any aspergillums. Aspergillae? Aspergilli?)

If this is the case, snarking about it just serves to make the people who create rarer items more self-conscious (and, perhaps, less likely to bother developing their skills in the future). It doesn't take special design insight to rant about what turns out to be a case of cognitive bias creating the illusion of a lack of imagination on the part of entrants.

If it is not the case, it still seems likely that the so-called "lots" wind up being no more than a percent or two of the total entries. In a contest like this, where unusual is prized, it ought not be surprising that one percent of, say, the weapons wind up being aspergillums (aspergilloo?) You would expect that, and, given the comparatively small number of rare-yet-cinematic items in the game, you would also...

I'd just like to point out that "lots of aspergillums this year" isn't snark. It's a statement. There's no negative or positive in it anywhere. It's simply a statement of (perceived) fact.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

And apparently people are still rolling with the Cayden Cailean tankards...

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Brigg wrote:
Jeff Lee wrote:
Here, Brigg, have a Snickers...

*Eats Snickers*

num num num num num! ^.^!

Good. You get crankypants when you're a hungry Marathon voter.

The Exchange Marathon Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014, Marathon Voter 2015 aka Shadowborn

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Here, Brigg, have a Snickers...

1 to 50 of 923 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>

©2002–2015 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.