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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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations, you're a pedant.
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...
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.
Male Human (Ulfen) Cleric 6
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.
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.
Four basic types of cover; the last one covers (excuse the pun) the subject you're talking about:
The PRD wrote:
I mean, I can neither confirm nor deny at this time that those sorts of ideas have or will be addressed.
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It happens. What I don't understand is why they keep trying to kill everything with potions.