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MMCJawa wrote:
Stereofm wrote:

Anyways, I don't recall a western fantasy setting that's really representative of Europe, much less of medieval europe.

Game of Thrones is the closest thing I know.

Kind of depends on how you define "close" really. I have come across a decent number of literature fantasy series that roughly model some time of version of Fantasy Europe. And then there are others that take some of the set dressing such as swords, armors, and kings, but not much else. Most Fantasy RPG setting tend more towards the latter than the former.

And then you get the folklore and mythology of Europe influencing the setting. Elves, Dwarves, etc. tend to be much more alien if not completely absent in other cultural mythologies.

Ah yes, I should have explained more my thoughts. (And I forgot about Ars Magica too). I am looking for RPG settings, I know novels that fit the bill.

You're right, but what I would really dig, is a setting with a political situation close to the middle ages around 1000-1200. Plenty of weak states, feodalism, kingdoms in name only, and plenty, plenty of political intrigues. That would be an occasion to use Ultimate Intrigue, but on a grand scale. Treasons, secessions, noble houses plotting, religious schisms, and so on.

While some of this is done right in game of thrones, the level of detail still is not enough for me. Also, I do not want a clone of medieval europe, just something that captures the feeling.

Midgard from Kobold press is good, but that's not yet it for me.

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Shame. they all bugged out with the latest release. really annoying.

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I think the corner thing is the most illogical thing in the D20 universe. I'd advocate getting rid of it entirely.

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Anyways, I don't recall a western fantasy setting that's really representative of Europe, much less of medieval europe.

Game of Thrones is the closest thing I know.

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Game of thrones soundtrack.

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Get out of that group. That guy seems downright borderline to me.

You don't have to suffer psychos, whether in gaming or IRL

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Very Nice !

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Elves are guilty !
Them's the ones who hid Golarion somewhere !

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For once, because the more of those characters there are, the less special they become.

The characters that are not inconvenienced by old age are often novel characters, and do not have to worry about their impact on a game world and balance.

And then, the adventures focus mainly on the young age of new adventurers, but why would the characters not retire on their own ? Not everyone would want to always risk life and limb forever. If they stop training, like an athlete who drops off from competition, why should they keep ALL of their powers ?

Of course, it's largely irrelevant as campaigns don't last more than a few months of game time.

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The rules do not handle this well, as you can only improve or die.

There should be penalties for retirement, in an abstract way, you would lose levels over time if you do not keep adventuring. Tha would require staging campaigns over long years, which is not the way adventures are written.

In a way, the RPG lands are the land of the young.

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Pirates of the Caribbean had a side project called "the rogues gallery". it is two set of CDs with traditional sea shanties

Try it.

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I'm a frog from France in Paris

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Oppara looks like a perfect setting for a boxed set full of Intrigue

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Now that I have an upgraded computer I am replaying this, and generally having a good time. Not a perfect game, but some good ideas and atmosphere all along.

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I'd buy it, of course

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DominusMegadeus wrote:

"Courage Heart, the herald of Milani, is currently lobbying the Steward of the Skein to join her crusade against the final blades of Galt: to free the souls of all those trapped within those nefarious guillotines. Her argument is that the blades are preventing souls rightly ascending to Pharasma's Boneyard. So far, the Steward has made little reaction to her proposal."

There are also a few level 10+ Pharasmin Clerics in Osirion who should probably do something about all that. If there were stats for any prominent Gray Gardeners, I would tell you how impossibly easy it should be for the Pharasmins to float across the Inner Sea and stomp those cheese-eating surrender-monkeys.

Surrender monkeys was 20th century. Not revolutionary time.

Just sayin'

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i want that book

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Ah, some good news. I am interested in this one.

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Have started the game, and I find it really leasant to play so far.

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Just done that. Very interested in this one.

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It's true that after investing a significant amount in 3.5 and PFRPG, I am less than thrilled at the idea of a new game.

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link broken

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Running your own games is better, but then comes the issue of telling your players that no you are banning this and that option, and your friends start complaining about unfair, unfair ...

And even if you announce a list in advance, there is a real possibility to forget a lot of things.

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I got it just after my message.
Seems like a great book

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Lucky you. but hopefully, I should not wait too long

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Finlanderboy wrote:

Lower the stat buy.

This effectively makes it so much harder to build the crazier things. To maintain those awesome attacks they dump so many other skills. Now there wisdom and perception is negative.

So moments where things go his way, he will do awesome damage. When he is mind controlled with his 0 will save he is now a threat to his team.

I generally go with PFS rules for legality in my PF home games. The rules are already set and well made. I will allow anything outside of pfs with a quick reason as to why.

Yeah,

That is actually my way of thought too : this is a pretty efficient way to curb down the power, without limiting creative options in the choice of classes.

And ban all stat boosting items, too.

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I'd like a political intrigue AP, without the kingdom-running, preferably

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France alone is not strong enough to take on ISIS without the help of Russia and NATO, and the cooperation of neighboring countries, if only they stopped financing ISIS.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have a really shady role in all this.

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Better than fallout 3 is already a good sign.
Thank you for the reply.

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How is the scenario like ?
I can't start playing yet, I have not upgraded the computer yet.

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I mostly used adventures, especially ones that are unconventional, but I really use everything I can. Hero Lab support is obviouly a huge plus when possible.

I find 3pp balance on par with Paizo products.

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What he said.
Given the plethora of supplements available today, scenarii as written are cakewalk, and I do not enjoy baby-sitting.

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It has ?
That is somewhat big news

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BTW, thank you shadowchemosh for the work you are doing, as I have tested some of your creations.

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ShadowChemosh wrote:
Stereofm wrote:

However, once again, ALL third party files that are not sold from the lonewolf webstore have disapeared.

So that means that all Frog God games, Adventure a week, community packages are poof ! Gone and are not recognized anymore.

This means a conflict was found between your addons and the current version of HL. This caused HL to go into safe mode and not load any addons.

I can confirm the Community Packs have no issues with v12.7 of Pathfinder. So this means one of the other addons you have is causing it. =(

The Pathfinder software keeps changing and the 3PP companies are not doing support/update to the files they released. In software development updates have to happen as the OS or tool is changed. In example look at all the changes LW has done to the HL .exe binary to make it be compatible with Windows 10. You don't yell at MS for the issue when HL .exe has problems in Win 10 so why complain to LW when a 3PP fails to keep its software up to date?

Contact the makers of the addons and ask for fixes. Unless this is done the real issue will never get solved. =(

I'm with you, but I already tried to contact them, and this is so annoying.

I am due to start a Razor Coast campaign sometime next year. Should I just tell my players "sorry dudes your character sheeets are ******" every time there's a new update ?

The great point of hero lab is precisely that it is open to everything Paizo, and then more.

And I am already spending way too much time on RPG/software forums, so no I can't find some to go to Lonewolf's.

Well, sorry for the rant anyways.

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That is great.

However, once again, ALL third party files that are not sold from the lonewolf webstore have disapeared.
So that means that all Frog God games, Adventure a week, community packages are poof ! Gone and are not recognized anymore.

This happens about every new update and is frankly growing irritating. If some more permanent solution could be found to avoid this, that would be great.

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Pssst .... the original modules were 1st ed. But the line continued well into 2E.

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As an example of oppressive proclamations, remember the origin of English most famous four letter word.

Use this one instead if necessary if you want to really anger citizens. :)

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Hi,
It seems mine got stuck again, posibly due to a preorder item.
Thank you for your help.

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blackbloodtroll wrote:

I know the "wrong rules lawyers", who also purposefully build weak PCs, or, at least, seem to.

Yes.

The showboat, scene-hogging drama major, can also be the your group's "wrong rules lawyer".

I played with one.

Agreed

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These are not mutually exclusive, but I think a lot of the problem comes from rules lawyers around the table insisting on arguing every little rule, and wasting everybody else roleplaying time.

Mostly, a behaviour issue.

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Anonymous-ness (?) is a trait of cities. Especially modern ones.

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I am not entirely convinced. I would say cities appeared also out of economics / demographics and convenience alliances against raiders, but I see your point has merit.

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Orthos wrote:

Cities tend to lean that way, unless there's something big to push them toward chaos.

IRL and before 19th century organised planning, I would say exactly the opposite.If you compare city plans from before and after, the difference is striking.

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Shut up and take my Money already !

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Well I finished the game recently after 108 hours, and I did not play all the quests and possible events. it was just GREAT throughout.

I am now waiting for the extension to be available before I start another go.

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Damn, I need to upgrade my RAM

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Ah thanks, I knew of those ones already, and they are good, but they are simply not varied enough.

I found something like I wanted with heroforge minis, still not perfect though. And pricey, too.

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Hello,

I am looking for miniatures of people dressed in medieval/renaissance clothes (merchants, clergy, peasants, alchemists, nobles ...)

Basically I just played the witcher 3 game, and I am struck at how little minis are out there looking like the characters they developed.

Any references ?

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Hiya,

Just seen this thread. please recommend me pirate resources (or nautical, or undersea); I already have quite a few, but everything welcome.

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