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Fantasy RPGs seem to not be an ideal place for those offended by the idea of a story with other deities than their own real life one they believe in. Some of the most interesting things come from the deities of Golarion. For anyone not religious like them is in the group, sterilizing the game would suck the fun right out of it for the others. Also, this thread has a high change to take a terrible turn. I've been editing what I say heavily, so as not to offend (atheist). Apologies if any is.

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Claxon wrote:

To be honest, I believe the Adventure Path assume that your characters aren't very familiar with technology nor do they have access to tech based archetypes at the beginning of the AP. You're supposed to discover all these technology as your progress through the story and unlock it secrets.

So, the way I see it the question is moot at this time because techslinger wouldn't be a valid selection at the beginning of the game. You could always retrain later on after you have decent exposure to technology.

I agree with this. You have limit access to technology for a few levels, so having someone specialized in the using of technology. I would allow a free retrain after the first book is done and your character could reflect on all he has experienced, starting the second book as the archetype. I am running it now and I have allowed the wizard PC to metagame his first few feats and skill ranks to allow the entrance into the Technomancer prestige class once he is the right level. The archetype I see as level 1 archetype is Numerian Scavenger. The rest are too tied to technology right off. But in the end, it's all up to the GM.

Having the Technology guide archetypes right off won't break anything and at most would have abilities that wouldn't be able to be used for a couple levels. Heck, I got two people essentially playing Rocket Raccoon and Groot.

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Time Worn Technology + Masterwork Transformation. Would you have this remove the glitch chance and let it be charged? I just hit the point in Iron Gods where my players are finding tech items.

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Does that combination lead to a masterwork technological item that does not glitch and can be recharged?

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Keeping this thread live with its current title is useless. As a FAQ question, it is a 100% no, no grey areas. explicit in the rules. All these side arguments should have their own threads.

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BigDTBone wrote:


Note: there is some controversy over the use of the word "may" in the bardic performance ability which some view as allowing the slower action types as well.

Controversy over the word "may" being mandatory or not? That is a straight up fact "may" is optional. You may use the express checkout if you have 12 items or less. If you just have a can of soda, you CAN use the normal slow checkout, but you MAY us the express instead

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I don't think this will solve what it seems you see as a "caster problem". Stats are not the end-all strength of a character. A 10 buy wizard will still outclass a 25 buy fighter. They would just need to use more spells that are no saving throw related, controlling the battlefield as they do. These rules will just pigeonhole your non-optimizing players and discourage them from playing things they enjoy, because while the full casters can overcome this "crutch", it still isn't fun being forced to dump stats.

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Building this out. Here is what I got to simulate that character. A thing of note is there is no documentation of any race trait that gives +30 movement for ifrit.

Level 3 Ifrit Sorcerer(Elemental Fire)
20 point buy
Str: 7
Dex: 18
Con: 11
Int: 7
Wis: 8
Cha: 20

Movement: 30 ft
Initiative: +12
HP: 14ish
AC: 14
Elemental Ray(as level 4 and +2 Cha):9/day; +5 attack, 1d6+2 damage
1st level spell slots: 5
Resist fire 10
Favored Class: +1/2 level for Elemental ray, taken 3 times (+1 level)

This is assuming Improved Initiative was taken. I assume he used the 3rd level slot for Quicken metamagic feat, which is totally useless by the rules at this level. That leaves this build with a single open feat slot.

There is nothing spectacular about this build, other than it will go first maybe half the time. Other than that, it is on par with most optimized builds for blasters.

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Rule Problems/ Rule Misinterpretations/Made-up stuff

Racial trait adding +30 movement for a wisdom penalty, can find any trace of its existence.

Quicken using spell slots you don't have, just because you will gain a bonus slot once you do have them later.

The general thought that he has the following spell slots: 1st=5, 2nd=1, 3rd=1, 4th=1, 5th=1

Elemental ray doing 3d6 instead of 1d6+2

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Throwing melee foes at an optimized limited trick ponies not going to challenge them. Throw the above mentioned Ice Devil(CR13) or six Erinyes(CR13) at them. The system isn't the problem, the problem is they have adapted and optimized to your style of GMing.

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This is all madness. This is when the game stops being fun, when every word is dissected and micromanaged. Something as simple as "This spell boosts your strength by 4 for a duration of 5 minutes" turns into this 130+ post argument. Too many micromanagement rules when just treating the strength as 4 higher for a short time is simple enough. This is why I have drifted away from RAW and make the game more fluid with house-rules. Rules are bloating more and more with every FAQ (don't even want to think about the SLA FAQ)

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Why is this a FAQ? Isn't this really "I don't like how this ability works"? Is the Question of the FAQ "Why does this ability(in the FAQ'ers opinion) suck?"

As written, it is pretty darn clear:

* DR 10/evil

* Smite Evil modification: evil outsiders are subject to a Banishment, after which the smite ends. A +2 CL and a +4 DC are added on for the banishment, in addition to any other modifiers.

* Channel positive and Lay hands at max possible.

For the most part, FAQs address ambiguous statements or things that fall in the grey area. I don't see any grey area here or contradictory statements. Banishment is instantaneous and does not "hold a charge", so the effects resolves whether is was successful or not, thus ending the Smite Evil vs that target. Yes it sucks to have it end if the banish fails, but there is nothing unclear as written. Having the ability blow off a 6th level Cleric Save-Or-Die spell on contact every single hit until the save is failed is a little much.

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This is what happens when you completely abandon intent and try to exploit every single wording change and bend things to the point of ridiculousness. pure chaos!

My games will continue to run them as "Able to cast 3rd level spells from your current arcane class spell list"

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I run a few play by post games and was looking to change up some rules after a long break from gaming. Here are some of the ideas I have had that I would like some feedback on. These are rough ideas that have not been tested in-game, but they are ways to make some parts of the game more relevant.

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- Classes get a defense bonus to AC based on the BAB of the class. This would be the same alternate system from 3.5 and other RPGs that used class defense.

- Armor now provides a percentage damage mitigation calculated by (Armor Bonus x 5%). Enhancement bonuses would increase this by 5% per plus. This way the front line forces can better do their job of fending off the enemy and absorbing blows to protect the weaker members.

- Armor now gives a penalty to the dexterity modifier equal to half the armor check penalty, rounded up. This replaces the max dexterity bonus. Enchantments and materials would be added to the modifier prior to the calculation to get a new result. I see this as making more sense, as a guy with no dexterity modifier to begin with will be easier to hit when wearing full plate than a guy with no armor and the same dexterity. Its just not as easy to move quickly.

- Shields now have a percent chance to deflect a confirmed hit equal to the (Shield Bonus x 10%). As with armor, enhancement bonuses will increase this by 5% per plus. 10% seems like a bit much with a +5 tower shield blocking 90%. May impose a max blocks per round with possible class/BAB/Feats increasing this.

- Armor, Shields and Weapons will have a durability that will decrease as they are hit or hit other things. The way this total is calculated is still in progress. Magical items will have a percent chance to take no durability loss. These items will be able to be repaired, but reduce the maximum durability. Items will decrease in effectiveness as the durability decreases.

I would also like to have the weapon damage type effect the damage mitigation, but that is a much more daunting task, as each armor type would have a different number based on its construction.

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I also want to revamp the item creation system to utilize Craft(x) during item creation and increasing the minimum level to make items. Right now magic items, As written, get trivialized around mid-level. I would like them to seem more special and unique and not commonplace. I would also like to implement more unique materials to supplement getting magic items later. The new materials would have different interactions with durability and offensive factors based on hardness and weight. This task segment is very difficult and will take me a lot of time to think up. right now, I am just focusing on the first bullet points since those are a bit more manageable.

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Example of Fluff vs Mechanics that came up in another thread.

Leprechaun:

Leprechaun

This small humanoid has pointed ears, green eyes, and a wicked grin. He carries a bottle in one hand and a club in the other.

Leprechaun CR 2

XP 600

CN Small fey

Init +7; Senses low-light vision; Perception +17

Defense

AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 11 (+3 Dex, +1 size)

hp 18 (4d6+4)

Fort +2, Ref +7, Will +6

DR 5/cold iron; SR 13

Offense

Speed 40 ft.

Melee +1 club +7 (1d8–1)

Spell-Like Abilities (CL 4th; concentration +7)

Constant—shillelagh

At will—dancing lights, ghost sound (DC 13), invisibility (self only), mage hand, major image (visual and auditory elements only, DC 16), prestidigitation, ventriloquism (DC 14)

3/day—color spray (DC 14), fabricate (1 cubic foot of material only)

1/day—major creation

Statistics

Str 7, Dex 16, Con 13, Int 14, Wis 15, Cha 16

Base Atk +2; CMB –1; CMD 12

Feats Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse

Skills Bluff +10, Escape Artist +10, Knowledge (nature) +9, Perception +17, Perform (comedy) +8, Perform (dance) +8, Sense Motive +9, Sleight of Hand +14, Stealth +14; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception, +4 Sleight of Hand

Languages Common, Elven, Halfling, Sylvan

SQ leprechaun magic

Creature Type mechanic

Fluff: "This small humanoid has pointed ears, green eyes, and a wicked grin."

Mechanic: CN Small fey

Charm person will not work on this because it is the Fey type and not Humanoid. The fluff says humanoid, but that has no bearing in the mechanical regard

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You could just use a ratio to find the equivalent human age. If human start at 20 and the elves start at 120, then a elf at age 50 would be calculated as such:

20/120=x/50
x= 8.33

So at 50, it would be sized and look like an 8 year old human.

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The thing is, they are mindless. They have no past, no former life, therefor no access to what they knew in the previous life. They are distinctly different than skeletal champions, which retain aspects of the former life

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+1 is a pure metagame item. They would only effect characters with an odd ability score. the +2 items are essentially +1 to related abilities, working the same for all characters.

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Roberta Yang wrote:

Gandalf's magic isn't nearly powerful enough for him to be a full-caster, unless you only make him fourth-level or something. I'm inclined to agree with Cult of Vorg and say Bard is the closest match.

Magic worked differently in Middle-Earth. Gandalf and his fellow Istari were very powerful, but the magic was more subtle. He was able to fight off the Nazgul at Weathertop with his magic, though he did have to escape. You cannot compare what the magic looked like and say he didn't do much or wasn't very powerful, especially from just he movies. Magic in Middle-Earth had the potential to corrupt the wielder and needed to be used conservatively.

In this system and game world, if would absolutely be fair to make him a full caster. He was nearly immortal, living over a thousand years and a direct agent of the gods along with his fellow "Wizards". His primary area of power was fire, so I would actaully put him as an evoker. Yeah he didn't use a spellbook in the movies or books, but again, magic is different in Middle-Earth. I could definitely see him as an epic level wizard using the words of power system.

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Aluvial wrote:


A normal wolf which has the following base stats:

Ignore that completely. Not relevant to companions

Aluvial wrote:

Now, the starting stats listed under Animal Companion are:

Wolf:
Size Medium; Speed 50 ft.; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d6 plus trip); Ability Scores Str 13, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 6; Special Qualities low-light vision, scent.

(QUESTION 1) My first and probably most important question is this; are the Natural Armor bonuses list in both sets of statistics the same, or do they stack? My guess is that they are the same, but I'm not sure...

Now, I look at the chart. At 3rd level of druid, the NA for ANY animal companion goes up by +2. Does my wolf now have +4 NA, or +6 NA? Essentially, this is my question 1 reworded.

The baseline NA for wolf companion is +2. The chart amounts add to this. Again, forget anything you saw on the wolf statblock. At 3rd level, that +2 bonus is added to the base of +2, giving you +4. Don't look at these as bonuses, they are permanent increases to the baseline bonus of +2.

Aluvial wrote:

Then, at 7th level, I have another +2 for NA and then, the wolf gets the advancement:
7th-Level Advancement -- Size Large; AC +2 natural armor; Attack bite (1d8); Ability Scores Str +8, Dex –2, Con +4.

Here I'm really confused. Does the NA for the wolf increase again, or is this +2 the same as the Starting Stats? I would think that they stack, so at 7th level, I've increased by yet another +2, BUT, if that is the case, why? The +2 is listed as an unnamed bonus, like the first +2 unnamed bonus in the starting stats.

These are bonuses added to the existing wolf. So looking at Natural Armor, you base is +2. Then you add the +4 from the chart, then add the +2 from the 7th increase, giving you a total of +8 natural armor.

Now for the stats. You have the base stat array and the level increase of +1 at level 4. From the chart, you further add +2 to Strength and Dexterity. Then, you add the modifications from the level 7 increase, +8 strength, -2 Dexterity, and +4 Constitution. This would give the following stats:

Str: 23
Dex: 15
Con: 19
Int: 2
Wis: 12
Cha: 6

There will also be a single floating point gained at level 4 that will be applied to this.

I cant emphasize enough, ignore the bestiary entry. You gain only the abilities listed on the companion listing

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What I do for the players that use those shaman archetypes, is to size up the natural attacks of the largest normal version they have. For that example, using the huge boar example, I would move the 1d8 Gore damage from a medium boar up two steps to 3d6 with a huge version, then they would gain the use of Scent, Low-light vision and Ferocity.

I only allow the beast shaman to do it this way, giving them something unique that others do not have access to. Other druids need to use existing bestiary entry sizes.

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at some point, a line needs to be drawn between an improvised weapon used as a primary weapon and a new exotic weapon.

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Fighter with Archer archetype

prd wrote:


Trick Shot (Ex)

At 3rd level, an archer can choose one of the following combat maneuvers or actions: disarm, feint, or sunder. He can perform this action with a bow against any target within 30 feet, with a –4 penalty to his CMB. Every four levels beyond 3rd, he may choose an additional trick shot to learn. These maneuvers use up arrows as normal.

At 11th level, he may also choose from the following combat maneuvers: bull rush, grapple, trip. A target grappled by an arrow can break free by destroying the archer’s arrow (hardness 5, hit points 1, break DC 13) or with an Escape Artist or CMB check (against the archer’s CMD –4).

This ability replaces Armor Training 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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PRD wrote:


Strength Bonus: When you hit with a melee or thrown weapon, including a sling, add your Strength modifier to the damage result. A Strength penalty, but not a bonus, applies on damage rolls made with a bow that is not a composite bow.

Off-Hand Weapon: When you deal damage with a weapon in your off hand, you add only 1/2 your Strength bonus. If you have a Strength penalty, the entire penalty applies.

Wielding a Weapon Two-Handed: When you deal damage with a weapon that you are wielding two-handed, you add 1-1/2 times your Strength bonus (Strength penalties are not multiplied). You don't get this higher Strength bonus, however, when using a light weapon with two hands.

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YAPCG - Yet Another Pathfinder Character Generator is good too. I use both that one and sCoreForge, though I like the workings of the YAPCG one a bit better. As said above, bug fixes are responded to quickly on both.

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Playing the game that realistically using a "what would the monster do" approach can make it a miserable experience for the players. I think very few players enjoy their characters dying. A playing dying from make poor choices is one thing, but arbitrarily killing them is another.

As the teller of the story, you have several option to make the adventure harrowing and suspenseful without killing the fun. Some GMs seem to almost gloat about being "killer GMs". I find myself having more empathy for the players and their experience, and I don't have fun if they don't have fun. I have had a player hit by a heavy pick critical( x4) at level 2, clearing having enough damage to kill them. I chose to put them down at -9 hp and the creature moving on to the next opponent. Killing them off does nothing to help the gaming experience. Sometimes it sounds like some GMs treat it like GM vs Players deathmatch.

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Why are more options so offensive?

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Purely in response to the OP(not going through all 300+ posts), Point Buy ends up leveling the field. You don't have the lucky players ending up with super-charged stats and someone having a bad day on the dice ending up with a cruddy character. While I like the idea of rolling old school, point buy end up creating an equal potential for all players involved.

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You don't need to get that fancy. Cure potions are 1 oz. I have given horses de-wormer orally and they will fuss, but you can get fluid into their mouth.

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I believe it was worded like that to show that once the choice is made (HP, SP, Racial), you cannot change it for that level.

Example:

Human Fighter is level 4 and he put all favored class into hit points. At level 5, he thinks he needs more skill points, so he tries to change all those previous ones to skill points. The wording prevents that. Once it is selected, it stays that way. The choice between skill, hitpoint or racial is always there for the favored class

@pluto: Pathfinder has made several advantages to sticking with one class. This is a big change from 3.5, where the optimal character had 3-4 classes and dips everywhere. I personally prefer the Pathfinder way.

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I love gnomes! lol

Over the years, I have played all the core races, plus lizard man and Kobold. Very sad with the 'kobolds as Characters' stat bonuses. very weak! I think we had house-ruled them to -4 str +2 dex +2 con

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What are some good examples of dirty tricks that could be done for the conditions listed in the Combat Maneuver? Not always good at thinking those things up on the fly.

Conditions are :blinded, dazzled, deafened, entangled, shaken, or sickened.

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BltzKrg242 wrote:

If Animal companion is grated by druid level then yes. If it's a Bonded mount from Paladin then you get a Heavy horse.

CRB wrote:
The second type of bond allows a paladin to gain the service of an unusually intelligent, strong, and loyal steed to serve her in her crusade against evil. This mount is usually a heavy horse (for a Medium paladin) or a pony (for a Small paladin), although more exotic mounts, such as a boar, camel, or dog are also suitable. This mount functions as a druid's animal companion, using the paladin's level as her effective druid level.
So the rules for Druid animal companions seems to be the rules to follow. Handy thing is that Paladins get a HEAVY horse vs a horse. (get a free advanced creature template)

Still no on that. No templates on companion. period.

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Grumpus wrote:

If my options are pay 2000gp for a +1 weapon from an NPC

or
Pay 1100gp to the party crafter for the same item.

I'll pay the 1100 gp everytime, and if the crafter is considered to be "stealing" from me, he can "steal" from me the whole campaign.

This is the way I see it. The players in the op are being just as selfish as they claim the crafted is. They are getting magic items at a discounted rate and still aren't happy. If i was playing in that game as the crafter, I would just stop making items for the group and quietly craft items for myself in the downtime between sessions. Crafters give up a lot taking those feats, why should there not be a return on it?

This may have been said already, but I really dont feel like reading 500+ posts to get caught up

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When I see these, I always think back to when I first played PFS. I saw it as a consistent game setting, with adventures that were the same for everyone, regardless of the GM. That is the nature of it being organized rather then a home game. I think it would be difficult to put in ways for a GM to change it without disrupting the entire concept, having two players get a totally different experience because one GM thought it wasn't good enough and tried to make it more "fun".

As a player, I have been on the receiving end of adjusting gone aery, where a large number of expendables were exhausted and party members nearly died. A player would never know if their character died because of a modification or the normal adventure. Being a bad roll from death is not more fun than rolling over all the encounters. The level of finesse that would be required cannot be assumed to be in the capabilities of all GMS

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I have a copy of the old EttBP module and was going to take a stab at converting it over. That didn't last too long though. lol. That is one big, multi-level dungeon with many many 1st edition creatures and items to convert! I do want to play it sometime though, so I may try again to convert it to Golarion and Pathfinder once I have time.

Numeria is my favorite concept region of Golarion. Favorite planet concept would be Castrovel. Sometime in the future, we are going to run a campaign on that planet using the 3PP book Noble Wild, having all the PCs be sentient animals with classes.

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Rasmus Wagner wrote:
Bob_Loblaw wrote:

Example, the GM has decided that the next adventure will be against an army of orcs and ogres with some giants thrown in the mix. The dwarves in the party will enjoy this as will the martial characters. The casters will easily find something to do as well. This is not GM fiat. It's planning and encounter for everyone.

Army of landbound melee types. The casters spend an afternoon killing them, until the army routs or the casters get bored. If the Fighters wanna play, they are going to put the party at risk and drain resources, compared to just sitting out the fight.

And if you constantly have to fudge rolls because little Timmy is a total gimp, that is a f*++ing problem, and your insistence that it isn't is somewhere between dishonest and profoundly stupid.

Personal attacks are very classy.

This goes by the presumption that those "casters" are in 100% control. They can get picked off my arrows, targeted by enemy casters (yes, orcs, ogres and giants have them too!) or run out or prepared spells.

One the Fighter, they are a solid class that does their job well. They don't do everything, and shouldn't. They are an enjoyable class to play.

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I generally use this:

Monster_Lore_Compendium

It tiers what is known.

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FallingIcicle wrote:
The Haunted curse says that "any item you drop lands 10 feet away from you in a random direction." So let's say I have a metamagic rod, and I put a strap on it, which I then attach to my belt. Wouldn't it simply fall to my side when I drop it, rather than land 10 feet away?

There is no way to sidestep the curse. The mechanics must be dealt with no matter how things are arranged.

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there are slight differences to Golarion races from the "traditional" versions. Golarion dwarves do produce wizards rarely, specializing with runes and such

dwarf wizards:

Dwarven wizards and sorcerers
are relatively rare compared
to spellcasters of other types.
Despite millennia of practicing
the arts of craftsmanship and
engineering, few dwarves studiously
pursue the arcane arts. Those few who
master the art of wizardry or embrace their
sorcerous talents, however, often employ a unique
means of inscribing runes on objects, enhancing their
durability or making them impassable.

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In Golarion, Gnomes are fey originally from the First World. They have a unique link to the land and must forever explore new things and keep life exciting or suffer from the "Bleaching", Halflings are a small race of human like people. Nothing really interesting about their history other than they are treated poorly by most races.

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K Neil Shackleton wrote:

Current Guide removed all references to ACs/Mounts in anticipation of them being migrated to the FAQ.

Which is crazy to say the least. That's like removing all the old speed limit signs on a road because it is going to change soon.

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Option #3: The chart is right and the text is right. The text is being interpreted wrong, despite(or in spite of) hard evidence on the chart.

That is the entire issue. There will be no amount of explaining that will satisfy you since you are dead set on arguing your side to the bitter end, so....

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Some are debatable, with nothing explicit in the description, but certain class skills imply that they are excluded form take 10. I specifically refer to knowledge checks. Many have said you can take 10 in it, but if this were so, much of the bard's Lore Master ability would be useless, other than the 1/day take 20.

Lore Master wrote:
Lore Master (Ex): At 5th level, the bard becomes a master of lore and can take 10 on any Knowledge skill check that he has ranks in. A bard can choose not to take 10 and can instead roll normally. In addition, once per day, the bard can take 20 on any Knowledge skill check as a standard action. He can use this ability one additional time per day for every six levels he possesses beyond 5th, to a maximum of three times per day at 17th level.

Below is the chart I made for the PBP games I am running.

my take 10/take 20 chart I created:

Formatting will be terrible... lol

Skill Take 10 / Take 20

Acrobatics (Jump): Yes/No

Acrobatics (Tumble) : No/No

Appraise: Yes (1 minute)/Yes(10 minutes)

Bluff: No/No

Climb: Yes/No

Craft: Yes/No

Diplomacy: No/No

Disable Device*: Yes (1 minute)/Yes(10 minutes) (Locks only,” No/No” for traps)

*Rolls to disable traps and Sabotage are rolled in secret by GM, roll declared by player

Disguise: Special (This roll is made secretly by GM only, roll declared by player)

Escape Artist: Situational

Fly: Yes/No

Handle Animal: Yes (except for rearing a wild animal)/No

Heal: Yes/No

Intimidate: No/No

Knowledge (any): No/No

Linguistics: Special (This roll is made secretly by GM only, roll declared by player)

Perception (spot, free action): No*/No

*Passive Perception: PCs are assumed taking 10’s when travelling as their general attentiveness

Perception (Search): Yes (1 minute)/Yes (2 minute per 5 ft square)

Perform: Yes/No

Profession: Yes/No

Ride: Yes/No

Sense Motive: Yes/No

Sleight of Hand No/No

Spellcraft: No/No

Stealth: Yes/No

Survival Yes/No

Swim Yes/No

Use Magic Device No/No

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correct! It's not optimal, but also not horrible as was previously stated by another. For a guide, all must be viewed from the optimal standpoint and rated as such. I do like the guide you generated quite a bit. I have a playtest magus in a campaign that I am in that was rebuilt using your guide. It's a great resource!

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With the addition of 1 new base class and 3 on the way in August, are there are plans to add options for any races that would have a natural affinity towards to the new classes? It would be nice to see this in a blog post rule supplement or something similar.

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Does the trip attempt add +1d6 fire damage?

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Does standing up cause you to make an acro check to see if you fall? Wondering since I had a DM rule that with the logic that standing requires you to move your body. I disagreed but I didn't care enough to have the game halt to discuss rules. I am just curious what the actual rule it.

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Anyone know the official take on this weapon and it being on the monk list for Golarion monks?

In my games set in Golarion, I have been adding it on since it stated to be a monk weapon and very similar sounding to the chinese broadswords of Kung-Fu and very much a martial arts sword. They are unique to Golarion so it makes sense that they are not in the core rule book since it does not have campaign related items in it.

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Elf Fighter 1/ Wizard 9/ Eldritch Knight 10
Trait: Magical Knack

20 buy

STR: 14 (5)
DEX: 16 (5)
CON: 10 (2)
INT: 18 (10)
WIS: 10 (0)
CHA: 8 (-2)

Stat Increases: Con(4,8,16,20), Int(12)

BAB:15 Base Saves - Fort:10 Ref:6 Will:9

Effective Wizard Level: 18
Effective Fighter level: 11
Effective Caster Level: 20

FEATS:

1F:Improved Initiative, Weapon Finesse(Bonus)
2W:Arcane Bond (Elven Curved Blade), Specialization (Divination)
3W:Arcane Strike
4W:
5W:Dodge
6W:Still Spell(Bonus)
7E:Mobility, Arcane Armor Training(Bonus)
8E:
9E:Spring Attack
10E:
11E:Vital Strike, Arcane Armor Mastery(Bonus)
12E:
13E:Improved Critical
14E:
15E:Critical Focus, Improved Vital Strike (Bonus)
16E:
17W:Bleeding Critical
18W:
19W:Staggering Critical
20W:

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Has this one been converted to 3.5 at all? Sounds like a fun one. I was a bit too young when it came out to be gaming, so I missed out!

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