From the design notes they accidentally sent with my last shipment:
A hardcover of "Revisited and Redeemed" creatures with bloodlines for each, along with 40 pages of tables for custom redemption of other source material.
Crossblooded Trapper/Wolf in Sheep's Clothing sorcerers are so getting banned from PFS...
The hardcover is tied in to next year's AP, which didn't have any titles nailed down except for the introductory installment "Canticle of the Catoblepas"
You know what? I'm kind of a traditionalist. I like my fantasy to be classic "whatever D&D was."
Still, if suspension of disbelief includes plate mail blocking arrows and bullets as effectively as swords, you can deal with new technology not being as good at world domination/proliferation as you'd expect it to be.
I mean, it's not like they're going to design an adventure where some guy in full plate mail armor is able to make his standing 10 foot jump across a moat full of acid.
Given all the vitriol aimed at all the chocolate-in-my-peanut-butter stuff, I really kind of hope it winds up culminating in the party battling an insane AI commanding legions of clones in reflec armor.
Matt Thomason wrote:
Honestly, from the perspective of a newly-minted BB player, the CRB is just a list of extra options, it's not an all-or-nothing thing. If you already know the d20 core mechanic from the BB (and anyone who's played the BB will) then you can pick and mix extra rules from the CRB and add them in one or two at a time until you find the complexity of game you want.
It's like slowly boiling a frog. :)
AoO's aren't hard to get your head around when they're just another rule incrementally added to your game. Same with the other additional rules.
If the core rulebook scares off players, just remind them that the bulk of it is "just a ton of new spells, magic items, and classes" and that they're already mostly familiar with the rules anyway.
Hiring a full time moderator would be a really good idea.
It's worthy of a full time job, and isn't as closely related to customer service as most people tend to think.
Paizo has some of the best customer service I've experienced, and after enormous success still maintains relationships with the fan base as well as anyone, but there comes a point where moderation can't just be tacked on anymore.
With years' worth of purchases through the subscription service and many more pdf's being picked up from other publishers, I've thought a lot about this myself.
What if there was an option to bundle a set of PDF's and queue it up for processing later?
I wouldn't mind if it took a day or two until there were enough resources free to watermark and compress a couple of AP's or my collection of modules.
Say, get an email notification when the process is done?
James Jacobs wrote:
That's one way to look at it. Another way is to say that one cleric is more experienced (aka higher level) than the other. And another way is to say that one cleric is simply more favored by her deity than the other.
Is it right to read this in my head like it's Vincent Vega talking to Mia Wallace about a foot massage?
Gary Teter wrote:
Got 'em. We seem to be averaging one of these every day or two now.
Congrats on building a community attractive enough for people to take notice and make custom registration/spambots. :)
My sympathy for the upcoming year or two of escalation between anti-spam measures and the tireless spam machine. :/
I'm paying ~$120 for each path. Cheaping out on the slipcase and demanding it for 5-7 dollars (which seems to be the major hurdle Vic was talking about in 2008) isn't what I was thinking.
Maybe costs could be kept reasonable by making one case instead of a campaign specific one for each AP. Then again it's Paizo so I'm sure they'd rather go big or go home on any product they make, which means production costs might still not be feasible.
Awesome idea though.
Had a little trouble with my hero lab import, getting bootstrap errors for one of the Things.
Specifically, "Thing 'rRARakSamr' - Boostrap thing 'fUncanConc' does not exist" is preventing me from loading Hero Lab in anything but safe mode, so I have to remove the RA third party update to start up Hero Lab with all my other options.
Additionally, text description and the file name are "Rappen Athuk" as well -- this seems to be entirely cosmetic but figured I'd point it out.
Going to try and import again, but if that fails, is there a good place to go for help collecting errors and squashing them?
James Jacobs wrote:
Sorry, wasn't implying that somebody had done it wrong or ran the well dry. :)
Could something like Kipling's Kafiristan show up there? (Or does something like that already exist?)
Pathfinderized Lost City Module was suggested in another one of those "get me to level 7" or "How to lead up to Slumbering Tsar" threads. It's designed for 1-6, I'm sure you could get 7 levels out of it, though.
There's also a link to a number of other converted modules. They're pretty excellent.
Perhaps tying an improved familiar to the end of your first whip, and then giving *it* a whip-dagger could work here. That's like 20 feet of reach.
You could also try arguing that the unfurling of your whip familiar is really a move action, since he's doing the actual attack, and get another attack out of it.
grabbed his bag and slammed the door and rode his bike back home after we had another player stop him to get his character sheet.
People mention maturity issues, and I see the "rode his bike home" bit and think, "Yeah, he may literally have some growing up to do still."
Second thing I noticed is that someone stopped him as he raged out the door to tell him not to forget his character? Probably not the best time to worry about something like that.
Some people get really frustrated. If it's not harmful or intimidating, you can deal with it or not. I wouldn't suggest antagonizing them in any event.
It would be remarkably cynical for the car manufacturer to just say "well how many people would do that? I MEAN REALLY!" It's a design flaw, a potential problem, a chink in the armor, and should be addressed.
The problem here is they're not even dealing with issues anyone can possibly predict.
"I need you to update the owner's manual to include the amount of time I can reasonably expect my car to operate under water. Also to what depth is my car rated?"
"The MPG estimate is not accurate enough. I need an exact calculation based on my daily commute."
"MPG rating is useless. Everybody worth a damn uses metric weights and measures. Why has this not been addressed?"
"I am living in my car, and even though everybody I know is clamoring for instructions on how to properly install fitted sheets in the back seat, you have consistently ignored us in these forums."
"I got a ticket for selling bootleg t-shirts out of my trunk at a concert. I wasn't told this would happen when I bought the car. Please execute and then fire whoever is responsible."
"I don't see why you needed to introduce all this feature bloat with my car. I would have much rather had a GPS system and HUD than manual controls on my thermostat."
"Thermostat? That would have been nice to know! I've been lighting fires on the floorboard all this time. We need bigger buttons."
"I've never used the brake pedal, and I've had no problems with MY driving. Seems like it's operator error."
"My friend died in a horrible accident outside of Tempe after strapping a jet engine to the roof of your car. You need to issue a recall, obviously."
"Richard Branson is aiming for sub-orbital travel--why are you guys still terrestrial?"
I had a gnome in my party that was also a bard. He specialized in keyed instruments. He didn't settle for a squeezebox or something small. No, he had a steam organ. It was pulled by a team of ponies trained to dance to music.
+10 if this bard concept is expanded by making Toccata and Fugue in D Minor the only song he knows how to play.
gustavo iglesias wrote:
which level was the party when they faced a 7 troll scouting party? That sounds badly balanced.
Possible explanation and minor spoiler:
This AP installment presumes levels 5ish through 7, and the random encounter table provided includes an encounter with 2d4 trolls. Most encounters are level appropriate, but the troll one averages higher than APL and at the top end is way above APL. I think the idea with the larger groups is to run, though. :)
Tom Qadim wrote:
I'm due to run Skull and Shackles next, but I loooooove the idea of running a campaign based around Slumbering Tsar AND Rappan Athuk. Too cool.
Sorry, you're going to be too busy doing other things.
Assuming people hurry up and get their votes in for you before the 4pm deadline in the RPG Superstar event.