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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. 414 posts. 4 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist.


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at This point, I might just have to keep hitting F5, so excited for this.


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Well, not necessarily, Some people get their subscriptions later than others.


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I'm cool with that


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I don't know if anybody has mentioned it yet, but one of the enemies in the final installment of Way of the Wicked

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is a Silver Dragon wearing Mithril Plate mail


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I do believe that is the idea


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Dominion of the Black info! alien tech! That cover! So excited.


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I like the system, I got started with 3rd Ed, and quickly moved to 3.5 when that came out. But when 4th ed came along, i didn't enjoy it as much, so when one of my friends told me about Pathfinder I decided to check out the beta, and really enjoyed it.

Plus I really enjoy the Golarion setting, it includes pretty much everything I've wanted to see in a Fantasy Setting, and they whenever they have to make a choice about the setting, they consistently go with the one I'd prefer.


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They're surrounded by super-science, you could have someone resurrect them via unknowable super-science to do their bidding, until the players throw off the shackles of servitude.


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Well, it might not be a single gene, if it has a genetic component at all, but rather a combination of genes. Or it could be a recessive gene(s) as well. It's been a while since genetics, but anything involving more than 5 or 6 genes, you start to run out of room for your Punnet Squares.


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So more like the xenomorphs from the Alien series and other H. R. Giger style stuff?


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To my knowledge there hasn't been anything set in stone about that process. I would consider it more metaphoric than actual physical feeding, being outsiders they are metaphysical concepts given form so they can flip biology off in the rear-view mirror as they speed down Evil Lane. They are described as replacing their own organs and body parts from their victims so that could also be considered a form of feeding.

I would suspect kytons would "work" on their victims anywhere they have an opportunity, captured mortals on the material plane, or those who willingly followed them to their own plane, or the souls of mortals sacrificed in specific rituals.

This is all supposition on my end though, but I really would like to learn more about kytons, and hope they get their own book or barring that their own article someday.


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Eiseth the Erinyes Queen


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Rahadoumi may very well disregard the very notion that Pharasma has the authority to judge them, even in death. Hence why they wind up where they do, they can't go elsewhere until they've been judged and they will not be judged.

Of course, the multi-verse being what it is, it's entirely possible more than one explanation is true at the time.


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Umm, no, they now how it works, they're quite sure it can work for some things, and major side affects are rare. People have just seen them portrayed in media as horrible, and since the vast vast majority of people don't know anything at all about it, they assume that representation is accurate.


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Some good investigation rules.


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Huh, I've never found the Core Rulebook to be problematic.


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You know, if we do get an Arcadia AP, I really hope it's not a kingdom building AP. Not just for the really good reasons listed above, but because we've already done a kingdom building in a wilderness region, I say we go nuts with it if it ever gets revisited, outer planes, First World, the Underdark (although that might be stepping on the new Fire Mountain Games AP).

Maybe the group is one of those poor mortals who don't know they're stuck in the Abyss or Abaddon who figure out the horrible truth and try to carve out a safe region for themselves. Or maybe they have to go to the First world and wind up becoming masters of a small region there, where the land itself reshapes according to their desires.

But my personal favorite would be Kingdom Building involving the Land of the Linnorm Kings. Building a settlement, making alliances and enemies with your neighbors, dealing with mysterious fey, and finally fighting a Linnorm to seal your right to rule.


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There's no reason that the actions of the crew of the divinity took was necessarily indicative of how the rest of their society functions. The people in charge of Divinity might have been a bunch of dicks, or could have had competing factions.


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I would really love to see some robust investigation rules.


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I'd love some updated info on the underdark and the Vaults


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Alas, poor yorick


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I am very interested in a book like this, and would buy it so quick.


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I really like Pathfinder, and I don't houserule. Keep in mind, the boards can really be an echo chamber, so don't consider the boards as any kind of real snapshot of the attitude of the general gaming populace or the feelings of the game developers. In general I think the best thing to do is just ignore the discussions that don't interest you.


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I think this AP could really show off the differences between the Good alignment, while still showing their similar goals overall. You could have honorable LG types trying to change the system and CG types chomping at the bit to tear down the whole corrupt edifice.


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By our standards they would seem quite insane. In the very beginning they're happily burning things, killing people, and singing cheery little songs about killing babies and eating them. Generally I am of the opinion that killing any monster that sings songs about baby eating is gonna not have too many alignment ramifications.


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YMMV then, because I quite enjoyed Carrion Crown, but I have to take issue with saying Frankenstein can't be made scary. Frankenstein was so scary that it invented an entirely new genre.


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I was never particularly good with grammar rules, but wouldn't the Inquisition be made up of people from Cheliax?


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Adding the advanced template is a good one. ill have to remember that one for my skulls & Shackles game. And one of our home-rules are called hero feats, one feat that you can remove any one pre-req from. i usually give my big bads them anyway.

Being the DM, there's no reason you can't just give Monsters and enemy's whatever feat you want.


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The problem there, is the only thing stopping Carrion Crown from being a "real horror" adventure is the group playing it. Atmosphere is almost entirely dependent on the players and GM working together to create it. For example, my usual group tends to have a lot of table talk and laughing, this isn't bad, for us, but it makes horror essentially non-starter no matter how the AP is written.


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So, does everybody expect the Chelaxian Inquisition?


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Hmm, those sound about right to me. Brightside, there is already a Nephilim in the Bestiary, so that makes it easy.


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So basically, you just ignore any of the arguments that disprove your points then?


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If they encounter Hellion, I may need to use my Dr. Claw voice for him, lest my players will do it without me.


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My guess is that they're super heavy, i mean our batteries are heavier than you'd guess just looking at them. Super batteries using unknowable technology could be super dense.


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Can I throw in a hand raised for archduke writeups


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Hmm, that's rather interesting. Well, guess I'll keep applying for jobs in the hope that one day they want me.


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Education, i guess? Mostly working for a University.


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I've gotten my copy of the Fires of Creation, and holy crap I'm loving it. Strong work all around!

How has the reception of the first part of Iron Gods gone so far?


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I'd like to see a Journey to the Center of the Earth style Dark Lands AP. By like, I mean i would throw money at it until my wallet cries bitter tears of loneliness.


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Dang, I'm just a biology research specialist


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Boy I hope so, I really love me some kytons.


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Yeah, can i move in for awhile, i'd be willing to try it out


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This is something I'm greatly concerned by. I'm truly do believe that scientific progress can accomplish a great deal, but we're reaching the point where we need to have a very serious conversation about what to do when automation makes large segments of the work force completely unnecessary.

Frankly the idea of toil being necessary has always been nonsense, but now we're starting to run low on toil. The idea of "If you don't work, you don't eat" is absolutely going to have to change.


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Pretty sure economists do measure that stuff. So in this example, the increase in minimum wage has vastly outpaced the increase in the cost of the taco, this is a good thing.


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But again, no evidence that those prices raise at all significantly. But here, let's ask a resident of Australia.

The 8th Dwarf, with the self admittedly highest minimum wage in the world, how much does a Big Mac cost in Australia?


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From the US Department of Labor:

Myth: Increasing the minimum wage is bad for the economy.

Not true: Since 1938, the federal minimum wage has been increased 22 times. For more than 75 years, real GDP per capita has steadily increased, even when the minimum wage has been raised.


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The thing about those arguments is that we can very easily look at historical increases of the minimum wage to see if those predictions come true. And they never have, not once, not only in this country, but in other nations with a minimum wage. So we can immediately toss out those arguments as invalid.


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I've got a question about Force Fields.

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Anybody notice the Usage on the Force Field says 1 charge per minute, yet the text says 1 charge per round. Which one applies, or is it both?


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Nearyn wrote:

To my great grief, I have never played Kingmaker. I want to, but nobody in my circle is willing to run it. But if I understand correctly, Kingmaker is about adventurers becoming rulers, yes? In that case, them being mid-to-high level would make sense right? Because they're adventurers... players characters.... the conquering heroes?

Are all rulers adventurers? Are all rulers master negotiators? Do they have to be? Isn't there such a thing as ambassadors and diplomats? Do all kings address their public directly from the heart, drawing in their people with their monumental social skills? Can they not get someone to write them a speech?

If we take the superhero analogy for a moment, how many world-leaders are supers in DC or Marvel? Super-man is not president of the United States, he fights to defend them. Doctor Doom is a world-leader with great powers and weak neighbors, yet he has not conquered them. Not because the leaders of the opposing nation meets him on the field of battle and turn out to be president-badass, but because there are other people there to stop him.

Why must the leader himself be a challenge? Why does he have to be immune to scry and fry? If someone is sufficiently powerful, why should they not just be able to port in and devastate a ruler?

"But what if my players decide to just teleport into Korvosa's castle(or whereever) and instantly kill the king?! If I was to do as you suggested, then they'd have killed the king instantly..."

So what? The king is dead. Long live the king. So what? The above example assumes, of course, that the king does not have any strong guards, or a competent caster working for him that could protect him. It also assumes that he has not spent any of his probably vast wealth, to aquire any kind of protection for himself. But sure, for the sake of the example the king is now dead. Now what? It's not like your players have just fast-tracked their way to royalty. More likely the entire castle-guard is gonna come crashing down on them, their names will...

He needs to be a challenge to make things interesting, he needs to be immune to scry and fry to make things a challenge. It's a game setting, it's built with that in mind.

It's very common in the hobby because, frankly, it makes a more engaging story. Just look at some of the threads on this very board with people passionately arguing that the rulers of most of the countries are too weak.

As for Kingmaker, the players get quite a bit of XP just for the duties of ruling the nation, so a ruler would likely get to the mid-levels just from that.


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Have you played Kingmaker before? Well, a ton of XP gets thrown at the leaders of countries for being leaders, so that's one possible aspect. Plus, as others have said, it's pretty much a requirement when you have medium level pc's who want to off the leader of a particular nation, making them powerful helps.

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