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You could easily have non-evil mindless undead, in your own game, just change the flavor of undead.
Since this is referencing Golarion specifically though, mindless undead have since the beginning always been evil. Because, in Golarion, they are full of mindless hate and rage and hunger towards the living on a level similar to instinct. They don't kill for survival as a wolf does, nor are they automatons likes constructs which do nothing unless ordered to do so. When not ordered otherwise, mindless undead seek to kill the living, without pity, without mercy, without needing to.
Parker is absolutely not a Slayer, not gonna get in an argument of which class is better because I disagree, but Parker not only never kills anyone, she only rarely engages in combat of any kind and when she does she uses a taser. She is a Rogue. Any further discussion should probably be moved to a separate thread.
That's not universally true. Never had a problem running or playing in games that run into high levels.
You can actually find a great deal of cultural and societal difference even between countries within the EU.
And as for the Worldwound, we have plenty of evidence of large powerful and influential countries ignoring horrible violence just outside their doorstep, as long as their not directly impacted right now, it's somebody else's problem.
I have a lot of love for ray casters, so i'll provide what help i may. I would recommend going sorcerer, because you want to be able to launch as many rays as you can being able to prepare different spells isn't important for you. You don't need flexibility, any problem that can't be solved with lasers is somebody else's problem.
You want a decent Dex, because those rays are all ranged touch attacks. Not to mention the AC, REF save, and Initiative bonuses.
I would recommend a bloodline that either adds damage to the dice (like Red, Brass, or Gold Draconic bloodline) or something that lets you change what element the damage is (like Elemental bloodline).
Some spells that may be good choices for you: Ray of Frost, Acid Splash, Ray of Enfeeblement, Scorching Ray, Acid Arrow,
As far as prestige classes, the only one that I would think works at all is Arcane trickster, because you get some sneak attack, which rays are capable of delivering, and those rogue levels can get you Evasion. Eldritch Knight could work as well, that's really a judgment call depending on the theme you want. Personally I would not recommend multi-classing, least not til you already have sixth level spells (Disintegrate!!!), after that there aren't too terribly many rays that are much fun.
Point Blank Shot and Precise Shot are going to be really good feats for you to have. I can't remember if taking Weapon Focus and/or Weapon Specialization Ray is allowed in Pathfinder, but if you're multi-classing Fighter to become an Eldritch Knight, those are the feats you want to get. Meta-magic Feats like Empower and things that let you add special effects or switch out what kind of element a spell is are good choices and can use those to use up those spell slots for levels that don't have good ray choices.
And don't get too hung up on whether something is technically a Ray unless you want to really focus on that, just about anything that requires a Ranged Touch Attack could probably fit the theme.
And make sure the other players know you are not a buffer, not a controller, you are a surgeon. You pick an enemy and you make them eat hot/cold/acid laser death.
I'm really excited for this AP, so that's my disclaimer. But as far as I can see, the more rules you have the more stories you can tell. It's very easy to just not tell a story that involves the technology rules. It's much more difficult to run a story involving technology without the rules existing.
I'm not saying they're awesome, but the guy who got sued did a lot more than just have some pollen blow into his crops. He deliberately selected for the the pesticide resistance and began planting crops that carried that gene and sold them.
Edit: Again, this is pretty far off of the original topic, so maybe if we want to discuss it further it could get it's own thread.
Insain Dragoon wrote:
Not coincidental, just not necessarily representative, personally i think the druid is the worst class in the game, but I'm not going to go onto someone's druid thread and start knocking them or start an argument. I like the rogue and monk as they are, and I even like the fighter, but ya'll are having fun in your thread and I don't feel any need to come in and start stomping on your fun just because i disagree.
Insain Dragoon wrote:
They acknowledged that some people wanted a different take. That's not exactly the same thing.
Monsanto owns seed rights, they didn't invent that you know, not saving seeds has been a very common thing since hybridized crops have been around. I know quite a few local farmers who plant GM crops, they do so because it increases their profits, no other reason, if they didn't they would just go to another supplier.
Edited: This is somewhat far afield of the original topic, but i would not mind discussing it further in a separate thread.
Unfortunately gut feeling is one of the absolute worst ways to accurately judge things on such a large scale, our perceptions are notoriously unreliable. According to the link provided by Gentle Giant it's about 99% legit, unless you have some specific evidence to counter their analysis, you may not want to rely on gut feeling. It's for this reason anecdotes are not considered data.
A possible explanation is that maybe they're too powerful, their mere presence on the material plane would damage reality. Without even meaning to they would cause floods and earthquakes and fire raining from the skies. So the only way they can influence events without destroying the world is through their followers, which gives a good reason for them to bother with followers in the first place.
Well, the first amendment protects the rights of people to practice their religion, they still don't get to enforce their religious choices on others, though that's long been fought against by religious types.The whole point of incorporating is to create a separate legal entity through which to do business, hence why a company gets sued, not the owners, now that corporate veil is in question.
Even if you truly believe something that's wrong, the law should abide by the medical facts. I believe cancer is a mark of the devil, therefore my company will no longer contribute to cancer treatment. You can't prove I don't sincerely believe it, yet it's wrong, no difference from believing that an IUD is murder. And planned parenthood has been steadily defunded making it difficult to go to one even if you wanted to and were able, which is not even close to a guarantee.
I don't want my boss in my sex life, nor do i want him to pay for it, but he should have no control whatsoever over how an employee uses their rightfully earned compensation, that's between me and my doctor. And with the way insurance works, I'm also contributing to his erectile dysfunction medicine, so maybe he should chill a little.
Adam B. 135 wrote:
I think the Warpriest was conceived with this very notion in mind.
I disagree that mythic and demigod are interchangeable, that distinction wasn't made prior to the advent of Mythic, but once Mythic was released much of that changed.. Arazni would be more of a quasi-deity, if that, I don't remember if she can actually grant spells.
That is not to say that your interpretation is not equally valid.
Another thought occurred to me today when I was supposed to be working. It doesn't necessarily follow that beings who can threaten and even kill demigods can also threaten and kill gods, it's possible that there is some inherent quality to being a demigod (like a demon lord, archedevil, or similar) that makes them able to affect gods in a way that mortals, no matter how powerful, simply cannot. Maybe their atoms vibrate on the proper frequency or something equally unknowable.
If you're looking for the get-in get flanking sneak attack and get-out method, then I would recommend working towards Spring Attack before going for the higher two-weapon feats. And I'd also like to add that outside the boards, the idea that rogues aren't worth playing is much less common, in the years i've been playing Pathfiner, I've never ran with a group that didn't include at least one rogue.
Frankly, I'm not really certain why we should care whether or not the founders liked or disliked a democracy. We have a representative democracy, at least in theory, and democracy seems to be a pretty common system of government these days. Maybe we messed up when we gave the vote to non-land owners but how many people can say they truly want to go back to a system that restricts the ability to vote to an incredibly small portion of the population. Aren't people already complaining that the government seems to be controlled by a tiny minority of wealthy interests?
If that's not the case for most of your group, can I trade? I don't think i've ever played in or ran a game that didn't include at least one person who seemed to have the mental and emotional capacities of a 12-year old.
And there's the component of every game's player base who see stats as a challenge to make something even stronger.
I'm unsure, many spells would have obvious visual effects, but more subtle spells might not. I will say that spells with a Verbal component have to be spoken aloud in a normal speaking voice I think it says, I would say it's likely Somatic would be similarly obvious. And the art in the books all have spells with pretty obvious visual affects going, runes, and glyphs and whatnot.
Fake Healer wrote:
Several reasons this is a major issue. For one, preventing pregnancy is not the only purpose for several of these devices/drugs. Two, their complaints are based on the erroneous belief that they are cause abortions. Three, a for-profit corporation shouldn't have religious rights at all. Four, it's not a good idea to give a corporation final say over the medical needs of their employees, how long before cancer treatments aren't covered because cancer is a mark of the devil? Five, this ruling targets women specifically, Viagra and other Erectile Dysfunction treatments are still covered, along with prostate exams.
Cimbria Arctus wrote:
I'm aware of what a hysterectomy is, and IUD's are an alternative to hysterectomy for treatment of some conditions http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21074150. IUD's that are not abortifacents, but are now no longer covered because the company erroneously believes them to be. And they aren't cheap either.
Nah, reform was always the goal, a single-payer system would have been nice, but it wasn't even seriously proposed this time around. That they decided to go with the old Bob dole plan, might have been a ploy to show just how unsalvagable private health insurance really is. But i doubt it, i worry we might in fact be too incompetent to have decent health care.
Well, let's look at it this way: Unless you think the US government is uniquely incompetent, it would be a better system than we have now. Every first-world nation, and many many more besides, have some form of nationalized healthcare, and all of them are more highly ranked than ours. We're 34th in the world, with our ever so effective private healthcare, that we pay more than any other country on earth for.