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RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,794 posts (9,322 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 14 aliases.


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Cr500cricket wrote:
Please do the cookie golem Please do the cookie golem!

Gingerbread Golem

Gingerbread Golem Swarm

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Drejk wrote:
Is the deadline 11:59 AM or 11:59 PM?

It's usually PM. One minute before September 2nd arrives in the Pacific Time Zone.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Amon gives a nod and departs, leaving the lot of you to explore the tunnel. It descends for perhaps 40 or 50 paces before leveling out. This appears to be a natural formation, but there are signs that work has been done here and there to level the floor, remove stalagmites, and the like.

You follow the twisting tunnel for several minutes, noting branching passages here and there, but these are still in their natural state, tight-fitting, and show no signs of traffic.

The tunnel ends abruptly in what appears to be a dead end. However, closer observation reveals that the end of this cul-de-sac has a portion of wall that appears to be made of wood, streaked with thin deposits of limestone from the ceiling.

Qadira

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I just wanted to say good luck. We're all counting on you.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Botting Jon to give him a Take 10 on his Survival roll.

Jon notes what he initially thought to be a dirt road is actually the trail of some creature. Whatever it is is legless, sliding over the ground and apparently destroying everything organic in its path. There isn't much left here so close to the blast, but the trail has been swept clean of any organic material. It seems to wander erratically before straightening to head nearly due northwest toward the hills.

Magnus/Tuboo returns a short time later, dragging some sort of vegetable matter with him. It's about a foot in length, bulging out towards the middle like a developing pea pod, but clearly some type of fungus to Jon's keen eyes. It trails a number of "roots," which Tuboo/Magnus is using to drag it along.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Magnus, in Tuboo's body, easily evades the few dwarves standing outside, slinks around the tent and noses his way under one of the walls.

Magnus:
The tent is much as you left it, with the chest holding the mushrooms sitting on the table in the middle. However sitting on the ground, near where you and Stilgar were standing when the dwarves showed you the mushrooms, are a pair of plant-like protrusions that have pushed out of the soil. They are pale and vaguely slimy looking, like mushroom stalks, but the bulge out in the middle, reminding you of pale pea pods. They're perhaps a foot tall.

Qadira

Mmm...nope. You could make construct armor out of dead body parts like a flesh golem, I suppose.

Qadira

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So let it be written, so let it be done.

Edit: Well, once I have time to wade through this wish-list thread...

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I'd like to reply to the people that want a new edition, but most of the words I'd like to use will be blocked by the profanity filter. Suffice it to say I'm firmly against the idea.

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His signature is on a lot of his art in TSR books, but not all. If you match up the line work from his other stuff to the Asmodeus pic, it's a pretty sure thing that he did it.

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Looks like they're bringing in another super-powered villain next season, namely the Absorbing Man.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Let me know what the party decides. If you guys want to elect a party leader/spokesperson to make executive decisions for the group, please do.

Qadira

Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey
Auric Ironwright wrote:
"Are there any tracks about for whatever creature may have eaten and spit out these sods?"

A Survival check will do for this. Meanwhile, if you want to check things out here, let me know what you're going to do. At this point the five dwarves have gathered back around the small campfire again.

Qadira

You might want to talk to Louis Porter Jr. about a certain AP Kickstarter on the horizon.

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Amanda Hamon wrote:
These address many of the things brought up in this thread, although the question about doom of blood merits further investigation. Thanks for pointing it out, Jeff.

Quite welcome, though I wish I'd caught it earlier. I used the dooms in the <redacted> I did for the <redacted> and had to turn it in without using this one.

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V wrote:
It possesses maximal efficiency enhancements in addition to psionically shifting its mass as you strike to increase force.

Some of you are overthinking this, and misreading. There's no mercury. It's "psionically shifting."

The TL;DR version of V's explanation is simply: It's a psionically crafted +5 dagger.

Qadira

Okay, after playing with it a bit more, there is a little more work to be done here. Clicking links to the search results does often simply take you to the top of the page containing the reference, resulting in the need to scroll down manually and find the reference, rather than the link taking you down to its spot on the page.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Auric gives both companions a thorough examination and notes no signs of fungal infection or disease of any type. Granted, they also didn't see any visible spores. If they inhaled them, it may take more time for symptoms to show.

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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.

Qadira

Looks really good. And I knew you guys were fast-tracking the Tech Guide, but I didn't think it was going to be this fast. Thanks ever so much!

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Again, it seems like some sort of digestive acid/enzyme. Likely not a fungus. Whatever it was, it was big, to have dissolved a dwarf, let alone a cartload of them.

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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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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

The dwarf turns to you with the same blank look. "Spores fertilized. Return tomorrow. You may help further when germination is complete."

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Doom of Blood, p. 158

Target line lists "one living creature with 5 or fewer HD."

However, the spell description indicates an area of effect rather than a single target, as it reads "For each round that creatures spend in the spell's area of effect, the bleed inceases by 1 hp (for both you and those around you). Creatures leaving the area of effect lock in the bleed damage at whatever rate was current when they left; returning to the area increases the bleed again by an additional 1 hp per round."

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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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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

There's a post about a page back for Jon's investigation of the slime-covered skeletons in the wagon.

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Coming soon:

KotOR 3: Golarion.

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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.

Qadira

Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

The dwarves stand there, eerily silent for a long moment, simply staring at you, as if waiting for something. Their gazes become uncomfortable, but then their eyes leave you, as if following something through the air to the ground. Then the one that spoke to you before says "You have helped. Thank you. You may go now," as the box is returned to the table and the lid closed.

Qadira

Been through Runelords twice. Both times the Graul place was burnt to the ground by unanimous party decision.

As for the Star Wars connection...? I guess? If you're comfortable with the idea of Jabba being the pig-faced minions' mother and having relations with them?

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

All right. The worst is past. Time to carry on.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Parisos: The middle passage shows the most slope. The cavern itself seems fairly normal, likely the work of an underground tributary of the nearby river, now diverted or gone. The lack of anything organic is likely the work of the slime, as you can see signs of acidic deterioration on much of the stone at floor level. The slime likely cannot climb, hence the remains of the nests and rat-creatures in the higher niches being undisturbed.

Amon (remember Amon?) says "It seems like the thing to do would be to ensure there are no further enemies about, but--" He cuts off abruptly, his head cocking like he's listening to something, though the rest hear no other sounds. After a moment, he continues. [b]"Whatever you decide, I need to return topside. I'll inform the guards and the Senator of what we've found, unless you all wish to come back up and gather the documents and return with me?"

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

The chest opens with a faint waft of decay and offal. The chest is filled halfway with dirt, from which several ugly, yellow-brown capped fungi grow. As you watch, two of the fungi twitch, and with a soft sound, their caps pop upward, like a parasol turned inside out by a strong wind.

What would you like to do?

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Sorry, the unpleasantness carried through the weekend, but I've rode out the worst, I think.

Stilgar...you look in the box and...

Spoiler:
It's your own head, staring back at you!

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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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Charlie Bell wrote:
To answer the OP, expensive. My parents threw out an awful lot of my gaming books.

My dad threatened to burn them once. Not because of any religious objection, but because my grades were terrible and gaming was distracting me from schoolwork. He told me to have all my books sitting on the kitchen table when he came home from work.

I put all the rulebooks there, yes. Then I sneaked out of the house with all my maps, characters, NPCs, homemade adventures and monsters, etc, and stashed them at friends' houses (and, for some reason, in a sealed Ziploc bag in the hollow of a cinder block wall in a vacant lot...maybe that was stuff I didn't want my friends' reading...can't remember) to get back later when everything blew over.

In the end, my dad just couldn't let that big of a financial investment go up in smoke, so he locked them away for a month or so until my grades improved.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Hey guys,

I'm up to my neck in some s##@ right now and need to do some serious bailing. I'll try to get back to this by Friday, and hopefully I'll be less frustrated, less hassled, and generally feeling more like a guy in the mood to game. First, need to get some unpleasant business done and put to bed so I don't have to deal with it any more.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Hey again. Had to go fetch the stuff myself as he couldn't be bothered to remember to drop them by. Things are a bit hectic right now and I need some time to manage several projects and some other things finished and put to bed so I have more time for more lucrative and pleasant activities. I'll forge on regardless by this Friday, but right now I'm up to my neck in a lot of s$#% and need to start bailing. Hopefully I'll be more relaxed, less frustrated, and be able to get things rolling smoothly by the weekend.

Qadira

I still have a hardcover book from Mongoose that has "Utimate" printed on the spine. Relax, Paizo, it could have been worse.

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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.

Qadira

I don't think so, since it's listed as an alternative racial trait in the section on humans.j

Plus, half-elves and half-orcs don't have the skilled racial trait to trade out for it.

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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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LazarX wrote:
Shadowborn wrote:


And I still hold a grudge against Tom Hanks.

If you're as mature and sane as you claim gamers are... you really should get over it. He was a young unknown actor hired to play a part. You don't refuse work when you're an unknown. He was an actor in the film, not an author. And considering what he has given us..... it's time to move on and rejoin the 21st century.

LeVey's Satanic Bible was intended to be satire, as was the Church of Satan itself. The church was an act of rebellion against the people Heinlien would collectively call "Miss Grundy", not actual worship.

1. The grudge thing was facetious.

2. Yes, I know.

3. Stop being so pedantic.

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SeeleyOne wrote:

One idea is to let autofire act more like an area effect weapon. I can see someone spraying lead in a line or a cone. The person saves for half damage but otherwise a hit roll is not really needed in this "burst" mode. That is how I started using it in Mutants and Masterminds. Damage is rolled, people save for half (or better if yhey have certain feats or class abilities). You could also target a specific area, kind of like in Savage Worlds. Machine guns are mean.

As for gritty, I recommend a group utilize the Laying Waste book by Total Party Kill. It is not so much damage as injuries that hamper you in other ways.

Without giving too much away, we have set up rules for burst and full-auto fire and are discussing other expansions and extrapolations on firearms and ammunition. As Mum-Rob said, we're not relying on current firearm rules as those aren't really suited to what we're doing. Granted, we're also awaiting the release of the Technology Guide to make sure we're not too far off base with what Paizo's doing. And since we're still codifying the rules and playtesting, things are still in flux at the moment.

Early playtests with entire groups blasting at each other with firearms were fast and fun. (Well, the guy who got to the gang leader first and got the first taste of burst rules from an automatic rifle wasn't having much fun at that point, but luckily there was a patch man in the party.) One thing I noted was a lot more people making use of cover during combat.

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I started at age 10 back in 1980. In my teenage years, I got caught up in several "is this a Devil thing?" conversations. I was confronted with two types of people. First, the ones that listened to my rational explanations about the game and what it was about. Second, the ones that had already made up their minds and just wanted me to admit playing it so they could either pray over my endangered soul or tell me I was hellbound if I didn't repent. Luckily, my parents were the former. Still, between playing D&D and listening to heavy metal, I could hardly catch a break.

I did my homework though. I read The Dungeon Master, written by the P.I that was hired to find James Dallas Egbert III. I read LaVey's Satanic Bible (well, as much as I could get through...too Ayn Randish for me). Watched Decline and Fall of Civilization: The Metal Years. Never did figure out what all the fuss was about, unless it was indeed related to the whole secret Satanist thing like Kirth mentioned. Also, I believe that was the time of the rise in hypnotic regression therapy to bring repressed memories to the surface. Leading questions would inevitably bring up the ritual abuse story from a susceptible mind.

And I still hold a grudge against Tom Hanks.

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Male Human(ish) Level 3 RPG Monkey

Sorry folks. I lost track of my campaign notes and a necessary sourcebook. Turns out I forgot them over at a friend's house. Will post as soon as he drops them off.

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Master Parisos:
The device--a bald humanoid face with an open book superimposed over the brow--is a symbol of the Order of Scribes, a lay sect of the Order of the Kaga devoted to the collection and preservation of knowledge. If you're correct, the archivists that work on the grounds are members of that order. No magic radiates from the ring.

Broderick notes three other passages exiting the room. All trail off into darkness, and no one passage seems more notable than the others.

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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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