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57 posts. Alias of Ambrosia Slaad.

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Assuming of course that Distant Shores was financially successful enough to warrant a sequel, what six cities (or their nations/areas for new/unnamed cities) would you like to see detailed in a "Distant Shores, Vol. II"


Keeping in mind the limited space for each city (9-10 pages), is there anything you'd consider critical to be included in your specific city selections that wasn't included in the city write-ups for the first Distant Shores?

I didn't see an option during checkout... is it possible to gift a PDF anonymously?

There is a new Russian superhero film, Guardians (Защитники Zaschitniki) coming out in early 2017. It looks like action-packed fun with some expensive special effects.

IMDB info
First trailer

Oooo, want!

Now that Legacy of Dragons is about to ship to subscribers, and will be available soon to everyone else, what new dragon options would you like to see for players?

For GMs? (perhaps an Inner Sea Dragons bestiary?)

What existing lore and mysteries would you like to see fleshed out?

What hooks, themes, and new lore would you like to see explored?

What Earth myths and legends would you like to see adapted, or used as inspiration?

What else?

(See also the previous "How about a Blood of Dragons? thread.)

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We know Paizo has announced they are working with 3PPs for Starfinder. So far:

  • Encounter Table Publishing (Aethera Campaign Setting) has announced they are in early discussions with Paizo's Starfinder development team. I imagine more info will be forethcoming as it develops. (I know developers Robert Brookes and Isabelle Lee already freelance for Paizo.)
  • Publishing has announced its Starjammer project (itself formerly known as Starfinder) will be tentatively released around Gen Con 2016. Because of the project's unique development history, it should be 100% compatible with Paizo's Starfinder.
  • LPJr has announced Starfinder support for its Polymecha line and future 2017 products.
  • Legendary Games hasn't made any announcements (that I could find), but with them already working on Legendary Planet products, and previously on Metal Gods products, it seems inevitable they'll also be on board. And most of their team has freelanced/developed for Paizo before.

What other existing 3PP products would you like to see newly updated to Starfinder? What all new 3PP products would you like to see for it?

Just last week, Prince's private flight was re-routed and he was rushed to the hospital. He had been recuperating at home. This morning, police are reporting he was found dead at his home recording studio. He was only 57. :(

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It was just announced that Disney-owned Freeform (formerly ABC Family) will be adapting Cloak and Dagger (possible future spoilers from the comics) into a live action, "young adult" targeted TV series.

20th Century Fox has announced a New Mutants spin-off/tie-in to their Marvel X-Men franchise. Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) will direct, and he has co-written the script with Knate Gwaltney. Casting announced so far:

Ororo Munroe/Storm: Alexandra Shipp (also plays Storm in this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse)
Illyana Rasputin/Majik: Anya Taylor-Joy (Thomasin in The Witch, Cassandra in Atlantis)
Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane: Maisie Williams (YESSSS!) (Arya Stark in Game of Thrones, Ashildr/Lady Me in Doctor Who)
Charles Xavier/Professor X: James McAvoy (also plays Xavier in this summer's X-Men: Apocalypse and its two predecessors)

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...officially drops on September 30th. An early Sweet Christmas!

Starring Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Mahershala Ali as Cornell Stokes (Cottonmouth?), Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Theo Rossi as Alvarez / Shades, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Sonia Braga as Soledad Temple (Claire's mom).

It seems fitting that with Hell's Vengeance about to start, we would have to face yet another temptation to buy more. :)

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Now through January 22nd, Square-Enix is giving away copies of Omikron: The Nomad Soul (Windows PC) for free in memoriam to David Bowie. To get yours, visit their product page, add it to your cart (and create a new account if you need one), and enter the code omikron during checkout. Use the link in your email confirmation to unlock the game's activation code and then copy+paste/enter it into your Steam client/account.

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David Bowie, age 69, died peacefully after an 18-month battle with cancer.

Edit: I'm pretty stunned and it hasn't quite sunk in. Blackstar just came out on Friday. Listening to his music while I was growing up helped me start to accept my wierdness, to feel like being an alien among humans maybe wasn't something to be ashamed of. R.I.P. Ziggy. Thanks for helping me get through the rough spots and dream of a better place among the stars.

I am unable to download the updated collation of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. Clicking the link just reloads the page; it doesn't trigger the usual "Personalization/Click in 10 seconds" message or start the download. I was previously able to download it fine the past times it has been updated, and I am still able to download other randomly selected product files from my Downloads.

Could you take a look at this file and maybe poke it with a stick to scare off the pugwampi (or Cosmo?) who is stopping it from downloading? :) Thanks.

Oooo. Is there a reason this is listed as OGL and not under Pathfinder compatible? (I'm guessing it's because it has a racial archetype that builds on the Drow of Porphyra lore/flavor.)

In Ultimate Options: Power of the Ninja, one of the introduced ninja tricks was Shadowblade:

UO:PotN wrote:
Shadowblade (Su): As a swift action the ninja can create a weapon made of solid shadows (this can be any light weapon with which she is proficient). This weapon is treated as magic for purpose of bypassing DR, and has an enhancement bonus to attack and damage equal to +1 for every three full levels of ninja. It has the same hardness and hit points as a normal magic weapon of its type, and dissipates at the end of any round it is not held in the ninja’s hand. A ninja may dissipate the weapon at will. A ninja must have at least 1 ki point left to use this trick.

While a strong option for the Ultimate Combat ninja, or a core rogue with a ki pool, it wasn't overpowered because of those classes' overall subpar offensive capabilities.

Now that the unchained rogue has been offensively empowered with finesse training, debilitating injury, and getting sneak attack damage on concealed opponents, shadowblade seems like it needs an adjustment. Any opinions on how to nudge it down without completely nerfing it?

  • Slow the autoscaling enhancement bonus to +1 for four full levels?
  • Eliminate the enhancement bonus entirely and just let it bypass DR as a monk's ki strike (bypass cold iron & silver at 7th, bypass lawful or chaos element matching rogue's own alignment at 10th, bypass adamantine at 16th)? (This is what I'm leaning towards.)
  • Break it into two separate tricks?
  • Something else?

So as not to further derail the discussion of Blood of Shadows in its own product thread...

What is the best way to approach Blood of... products for changelings, vishkanya, and kitsunes? Ideas so far:

Kalindlara wrote:

...Changelings are my all-time favorite race - they practically got me into Golarion. I adore them. But a 32-page changeling-only book would be overkill, in my opinion. Same for strix, or grippli, or (I'm going to be murdered for this) vishkanya.

I think this book could be on the right track, if it avoids the pitfalls of Elements and Night. Don't make it a gazetteer of locations, or a guide to playing monster races, or a grab bag of random options for just anyone. Tell us how these races live, give each of them some solid attention. Above all, stay focused.

...Blood of Deceit: Changelings, vishkanya, and kitsune. Three races is a big split - keep it focused!

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Not to nit-pick, but can it instead be named something like Blood of the Cunning? "Deceit" implies an innate distrustfulness and deceptiveness in these races, which bugs the hell out of me.
Kalindlara wrote:

I won't tell you not to be bothered by it - that's not illegitimate. The problem is, "distrustfulness and deceptiveness" seem to be in the nature of the listed races, to a major extent.

Changelings, especially the green widow (which the fluff seems to paint as the default), are literally creatures of deceit. First at conception, again at the crib swap, and seemingly throughout their lives.

Vishkanya and kitsune both have available racial traits focused on disguising themselves as human. Existing vishkanya options are almost myopically focused on that one idea. Kitsune are painted heavily as tricksters and deceivers as well.

Maybe I'm reading too much into things... but I think of it as tiefling-esque. You can play a tiefling paladin, but you're playing against a stereotype. Nothing wrong with that.

Alexander Augunas wrote:

Both names (Blood of Deceit and Blood of the Cunning) are sort of missing the point of the brand name, however. Aasimar literally have the blood of angels. Tieflings literally have the blood of feints. Vampires (and dhampirs by extension) are commonly referred to as "creatures of the night," so they both literally have blood of the night. Skinwalkers' blood is tainted by lycanthropy, which is triggered by the moon, so they literally have blood of the moon. And geniekin literally have blood of the elements.

Deceit and cunning don't have that level of connection to a "thing" that connects the races together, because when you get right down to it, all of the aforementioned races are connected by some sort of communal blood heritage; they're suffused with or by something.

If Paizo wants to say that kitsune are officially fey-descended (which I'm sort of "meh" about), then Blood of the Fey could work for them. But Blood of Deceit / the Cunning doesn't fit the naming scheme, and naming is EVERYTHING when it comes to a brand identity.

There are already many excellent kitsune ideas in this existing thread (and in Alex's own excellent Kitsune Compendium book).

Has anyone been watching Mr. Robot (homepage/Wikipedia/imdb) on USA Network on Wednesday nights?

As much as I was disappointed in the second season of True Detective, Mr. Robot has blown me away. I'm only through the first four episodes so far, but I've been blown away by how well written and acted it is.

He's like a stealthy version of Ice Bat.

Is the Aberrant's Transformed Body feature "always on"? The standard aegis' astral suit includes language stating it can be dismissed and later reformed. The transformed body ability, which completely replaces astral suit, does not include the same language.

So any customizations that specifically (or logically) modify the aberrant's physical appearance are always visible unless steps (covering clothing, concealment/cover, spells/powers, etc.) are taken to hide them, correct? Meaning that even NPCs that don't know the specifics can pretty easily figure out the aberrant is "more than human(oid)" if not downright monstrous?

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Sony and Marvel Studios have come to an agreement to share Spider-Man in the movies.

For which 3PP Pathfinder products would you like to see more support, both from the original publisher and from other 3PPs?


Legendary actress Lauren Bacall has just passed today from a stroke at age 89. :(

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I've trying to download the new Pathfinder Chronicler Anthology, Vol. 3. I click it once and it updates the page with the usual "Personalizing... Click link again in 10 seconds to download" message. When I click it again, the page seems to refresh... and nothing else happens; usually the little Windows dialog box appears asking me what to do with the downloading file.

I've tried it using Firefox 30.0 and Opera 12.17, both for Windows 8.1, with same results. Javascript is enabled, and AdBlock is turned off.

Any ideas what to try next?

P.S. Just tried Anthology, Vol. 2, and it downloads fine/normally. Maybe it is just Vol. 3 that has the problem?

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{in Attenborough voice:} "Similar to the drow silent hand signals, he uses various facial expressions of horror, fear, and disgust to communicate orders to his diminutive clown pugwampis... who then creep amongst the games tables and recharge the bad luck in the unsuspecting gamer's dice."

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Yay for Tim, Paris, Dain, all the writers and artists who contribute, and all the unsung modrons who help edit, proofread, and layout! And special thanks to former Primus, now apotheosized Gninja, Liz. :)

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Just heard of this today... Guillermo del Toro's and Chuck Hogan's vampire trilogy has been adapted into a 13-episode show. The Strain premieres July 13th @ 10PM Eastern on FX.


Now that the new (and original) Talented Classes products will be coming from Rogue Genius, I thought a new discussion thread was in order.

Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
...A revised Talented Monk should be appearing soon as an update of the old book, with a bunch of errata and new art. Then, late in December or in early January, Talented barbarian will be coming out, followed not too long after by Talented Ranger...



So, is anyone here watching it? Whataya think of it?

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Woo-hoo! Go Mike go!

Greetings all, green-thumbers, apprentice blight druids, and everyone in between. I know there are a couple gardeners here on the Paizo boards, and wondered if any of you were interested in sharing your successes and not-so-successes and plans for the coming growing season?

So, I'm wondering how many of us there are now... Are we officially a Legion yet? Can Urizen write us off on his taxes as dependents?

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Apologies in advance for MOAR POLITIX! thread...

If you are eligible to vote in the U.S., please take a moment very soon to go here: Can I Vote?. Please verify that you are still eligible and your information is correct. I don't care if you are a Dem or Repub, Conservative or Progressive/Liberal, or somewhere else on the spectrum: Your voice is important; make sure it will be heard this election.

And then remember, of course, in November to get out and vote. :)

Is there any way you can delay shipping this order until you receive my print copy of Wayfinder #7 from Tim?

This may have already been covered, but I didn't see it in searches here or skimming Goblinworks' site...

What about an option for playing online like a tabletop? Meaning, my few friends and I want to play our own private/invitation-only game, similar to playing PnP Pathfinder at someone's house. So can we create our characters and play in own little "alternate reality" campaign world in Pathfinder Online, where everything else is the same, but it's just us as the only PC players? Our game wouldn't (and shouldn't) effect the shared-world canon/events/timeline, and of course the server+game engine/PC client would be the GM, but it would just be us few in our own little world with no interaction from the hordes of other real world players.

So, NBC belatedly gave Community a renewal for a fourth season, even if it was to be only a half-season (13 episodes) in a death slot on 8:30PM on Friday's.

Except now the last original writer, Chris McKenna, is leaving. And Sony/NBC just fired the heart and soul, Dan Harmon. And the Russo Brothers are out. And writer Megan Ganz maybe leaving too.

{dons felt goatee} This is now The Darkest Timeline.

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Whether you remember it fondly or have never played it before, you can now get the original Fallout game FREE from It's compatible with WinXP, Vista, and Win 7, it has no DRM, and includes bonus materials. Get it now before it goes back to it's regular price in less than 48 hours.

Looks interesting.

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Good morning world. Welcome back. Play nice.


There is a thread in the OTF that, while positive and affirming, contains a lot of very personal and potentially "self-incriminating"/blackmailable information. I know this is The Internet and we take our risks when we post anywhere, but is there anyway you at Paizo can list the thread as something not to be crawled or cached by web robots?

So for those with Android-powered hardware, what programs are do you consider "must haves" or "higly useful/fun"? RPG related would be nice, but anything you might recommend could be useful.

Has anyone purchased or used an Acer Iconia A100 tablet (A100-07U08U)? It appears the Best Buy is running a Black Friday special at $189.00, which would make it practically a steal.

My budget is extremely limited, the Kindle Fire is too limited hardware-wise, and the new Nook Tablet looks promising but not until it has been successfully rooted.

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