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?
OGL = All games built on the 3.5 D&D Rules.
PFRPG is an OGL rule set.
Beginner Box = PFRPG with some of the more complex rules removed.
Items marked PFRPG will be easier for you to use since you have the Beginner Box.
Click that link to check out the PFRPG rules.
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?
Erik Mona wrote:
Baseless speculation to run with:
Nex and Geb sourcebooks, obv.
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. :/
Looking forward to more 'wonderess items' for the pinky ring slot. Also any combination of "Black" "Doom" and "Shadow" in the name would get an upvote consideration from me.
Hoping also to find a few more Bag of Everythings and maybe a Six Spells for the Price of Nones hidden in the mix.
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.
Skeeter Green wrote:
You MUST have the Bestiary 1,2,3 loaded, as well as Ultimate Magic, Ultimate Combat, and the Advanced Player's Guide for the RA files to work.
That answers my question, I think. Have everything but UM/UC. I'll see if that takes care of it.
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?"
If certain rules begin to screw up the game then I expect them to be fixed, not shoved under the carpet because that one rule can begin to break others if it's touched.
It seems like a pretty sound policy not to "fix" one rule at the expense of half a dozen others.
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.
I'm voting for this without a doubt.
Eightfingers' Tomb is strong enough to prove to me that even if JJ had said "every single bit of the submission would be replaced" I could expect an adventure I'd want to run and/or play in.
I also don't buy that there can ever be too many Deliverance ogres... I think they're as iconic as Golarion goblins--or should be.
Jason Nelson wrote:
But DC 19 save or die forever every hour on the hour? Ouch.
Loving the old school, loved the slaughterhound, think the scene-turned-entire-adventure-tease (last round's submission) was excellent.
Not loving the idea that the plane can scare you (shaken, -2 all saves) leading to a 10% increased likelihood that the geometry will then sicken you (-2 again to all saves) before doing a Save or Die Forever, all while being isolated from the party.
That's all mechanics, though, and likely to be adjusted. I'm just saying I like squished PC's as much as anybody in an RPG, although I like my certain doom to stay in books and movies. :)
The only real standout complaint I have is why does a mindless conduit for the Greater, Older Ones behave the way it does?
Like, on one hand he's the "idiot god" with some (entirely incidental) symbiotic relationship with his cultists, more or less oblivious to them... and then on the other he's got complete control of the local environment, allowing his worshipers to bypass all the security of his citadel/prison? ...and he's a blob.
I have a hard time understanding this, mainly because I always think of any Old Ones, Great or Otherwise, not worrying at all about the success or failure of any mortal, aligned or not. Especially the drooling/babbling god-things from space.
I'm still about 99% certain I'm voting on this based on previous entries and the fact that this is still something I'd totally have a blast running.
100% if you changed the Devouring Geometry to a magic jar-like ability of the Scarlet God and dropped that on the party in combat. Okay so I do like hopelessness. :)
Question was already answered of course but...
Golarion could be the size of Jupiter as long as the mass was different. Entirely possible considering the empty spaces that account for the Darklands and whatever lies even further below that. Maybe it's full of gooey marshmallow.
Magic Items creation has always been something that was special, pouring ones essence into it made it special because you gave up a part of yourself to create something that was fantastic. Not everyone would want to give up their own essence so creating items was rare. Now it's just a matter of forking over the dough. Thanks guys for taking the "specialness" out of magic items.
If things keep going this way, pretty soon demihumans will be able to reach any level and dwarves will cast arcane spells.
Well you're basing this entire thread on RAW only, so I'm asking you to supply RAW for XP batteries who don't care about their own personal goals that craft magic items for adventurers and monsters.
Please provide RAW for NPC's in the game world who don't care about their xp total. You totally Oberonied that one.
Insight into the design process is cool, but the whole "we put this much time in and so we expect x.xx back" doesn't do much for me.
If I used an agile development method over the last 20 years, with about 40 6 hour gaming sessions a year to develop a class, I still couldn't charge $140.00 for it.
Someone had posted an older link to wizards that was a FAQ about the OGL which (kind of) answered some of these questions.
I know one of the things that was touched on was making sure that everything related to the rule set was open source, too. Not just open source, but "human readable" like as in all descriptions, explanations, etc had to be in text files somewhere.
As far as the other questions, like whether or not you could even commercially release a game system even meeting the other criteria...the internet collectively shrugs its shoulders and suggests you contact an attorney. :)
This isn't a playtest response, but a "first impression" response, equally important since encounters have to be engaging enough to make me want to get four to six players around a table and give up their time to me.
I want to see all of the rooms in this complex based on the names, map, and location/bbeg descriptions.
Skeletons seem a bit weak, but with a 50 foot jingly chain ladder that requires a climb check (1/4 speed) and provides -stealth, I'm throwing fireballs at climbers all day til someone jumps (or better, falls) into the environmental hazard below.
I didn't like the vampire spawn, either, but only from a fluff standpoint...not understanding their motives for staying there.
This one looks like a lot of fun, and makes me want to run it right away. This is exactly the kind of encounter and location I want to see in my AP's and modules.