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I mentioned a short while ago that I was hosting a weekend sale of all my miniatures and some of my books and stuff and that stuff left over would go up on e-bay. Well, I just posted up my first batch of miniatures on e-bay today. They're up there for 7 days so please follow the links to check them out. If you like them and have the disposable income to purchase them please do so. :)
Hey, all. I haven't been here in what seems like forever and a day. Family, business, and lots of other things have held my attention a lot most of this year. I've managed to bang out a couple projects I was asked to work on, but the old pen hand seems to have accumalated a bit of rust.
Anyway, hope all the regulars I know are still active on these boards and doing well. Looking forward to the Pathfinder Chronicles Campaing Setting game as we creep closer and closer to its completion. And hopefully I'll get the chance (and time!) to contribute some more to the game.
So... Who's got it? Anyone have anything nice or not-so nice they want to post about it here? I've already seen one thread commenting on the succubus-on-girl action depicted in one illustration. Anything else?
As half of the writing team responsible for this diabolical look at virtue and vice, the weaknesses inherent in men, and the manipulative aspect of demons preying on weak minded mortals, I have to say that this one has had me more excited about anything I've written since Tides of Dread.
The final print (and .pdf) version is AWEsome! The editing was inspired. The artwork is top notch. Tim and I wanted to write some really gritty demonic stuff for this adventure (well, maybe Tim wanted to go a bit further than Steve with it) that hasn't really been done before. Who knows? Maybe somewhere it has been, but it felt very fresh and demonically sinister to me and I can't wait to get to run it for my own players.
Yeah, offices suck! I hate them. I hate the people that work in them. Thank goodness, I'm getting the hell out of ever working in an office again. Got my own business. It RULES being your own boss!
Anyway, I thought I'd start a list of the 100 most annoying/inane office comments ever. The crap you hear over and over around the office and wish you wouldn't.
I'll start it off.
1. "Are we having fun yet?"
I've been reading through the print version of Rich's "The Skinsaw Murders" and especially digging what the editors were able to do with Foxglove Manor. I have to say that this is the PERFECT haunted house for a one-shot night of Halloween gaming. The creepines, the hauntings, the mystery solving elements... all very, very cool and perfectly Halloweeny. So guess what I'll be running on my October 26th game night? :)
I know there's a Wheel of Time thread already a little further down the list, but it's been eating at me to just say something about my favorite author and his devotion to finishing the series as he's very literally dying. He has a rare disease called amyloidosis. His doctors have given him about 2 years to live, although it has been said he could fight this thing for a good 5 years.
It saddens me so much everytime I think about it. Yet, he's plugging away at the Wheel of Time and his other projects and taking part in support groups, maintaining a blog, and talking to fans. He's a remarkable man and an extremely talented writer from which my own writing aspirations owe much to. He was the first person I ever wrote an honest-to-goodness fan letter to. And he wrote me back. Not just, "Thanks for your interest. Keep reading." A real letter of substance as if he was talking to an equal. I really appreciated that.
Anyway, I love the Wheel of Time series and really hope he has enough days left to finish it. If not, I still have to admire his dedication to at least trying to.
Terrorism. Natural disasters. Biological hazards.
So, if you had to plan for a general state of emergency, no specific type of emergency, what would top your list of things to have?
As far as food goes, are there some suggestions on food that will keep for a long time (canned or otherwise) and cover the dietary needs of the average person?
Wierd question, I know. But there are a lot of really intelligent, knowledgable people here so I figured I'd ask.
I read this a few minutes ago and it is just so sad. I only know what has been reported, but I've always felt that a strict vegan lifestyle was very dangerous to a person's health. To impose this on a newborn baby that needs all of the nutrients that were intended for human beings to grow makes me sick to my stomach. I don't want to condemn vegans becuase I know a few on these boards that I highly respect. I would just say, people, please be careful about alternative diets and your children.
September 4, 2007
If you're a cabbage and you know it, raise your hand ::stomp, stomp::
OK. Corny song out of the way. I'm coming on here to publicly "out" all of the Were_Cabbages. We've been talking about ourselves cryptically and even teasingly for a long time. How about we let this messageboard community know who we are.
Me first. See my profile here.
Come on, Cabbages. Raise your hands :)
When the big announcement was made yesterday and everyone started voicing their opinions on the matter, I thought I saw a lot of posts from names I had never seen before. Now that I've looked around in some of the threads today I'm sure there are a helluva lot more new posters here. I suspect that most of you have either been regular posters to other boards that were drawn to Paizo's site to see from them if the big news was true and how they were handling it OR lurkers to the site that finally had something to create an account and talk about.
Anyway, whatever the case, welcome to the Paizo boards! It's a great community.
This is a message from Goodman Games regarding Free RPG Day on June 23. Please read and follow the contact instructions. Thanks.
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That's all it takes. And hopefully, when you come in your game store again on June 23, they'll have all the freebies ready for you to grab! So, whenever you get a chance, please spread the word to your local retailers.
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Inspired by the numerous accounts of TPKs in the Savage Tide Obituaries thread, I'm interested to hear how you DMs that have killed off entire parties handled (or are handling) moving on.
Are you picking up with new player characters and proceeding with the STAP?
Perhaps some suggestions here would also help if you're stuck on how to keep things going.
Hey, everybody. I'm very excited to be going this year and wondered if any of you will be there. I'm running two D&D adventures and would love to see some of you show up at my table.
I know a few of the rest of Paizo's contributors will be there this year as well. It should be a really great one this year!
Just relocated this from the STAP forums:
vega moonshine wrote:
Daughter of 3 years, soaked my Dungeon issue #125 I need the Supplement of Age of Worms Adventure "PDF, or scanned what ever" my D&D community can do running the Adventure re ordered the issues on back order and can not get it in .... party is meeting tomorrow night if someone out there can help please let me know
Hello all. A lot of you are rooting for more epic level adventures on these boards. James has mentioned a few times that he doesn't get very many proposals for them or perhaps there might be more.
Anyway, myself and a fellow writer have set our collective sights on writing some and we have a couple of solid ideas so far. However, I'm interested in hearing from you all what you would and would not like to see and thoughts on the kind of rewards that would make even going on such high stake adventures worth it.
Hey, all. I'm surprised no one has mentioned anything about the mixing of iconics on the cover of #144. Just in case you all missed it, the monk from STAP and the paladin or fighter (?) and red garbed rogue or ranger (?) from AoW are heading down to Golismorga together through the Temple of the Ancient Ones from The Lightless Depths.
Hi, everyone. The precedence has been set by the likes of Greg Vaughn and Nicolas Logue on these boards that shameless self-promotion and plugging is OK. In the spirit of self-aggrandizement, tooting one’s own horn, plugging yourself, etc., etc., ad infinitum, PLEASE BUY MY ADVENTURE here at the Piazo store or here from the Goodman Games website. You may notice that there are 2 different colors. The official product color is the old school Keep On the Borderlands purple (an extremely cool color, IMHO).
Again, buy it, buy it, buy it. You won’t regret it. And if you do... well... sorry.
*End of shameless plug*
Dungeon of Rust and Fire
High in a stony alpine valley stands the massive Dungeon of Rust and Fire, a windowless pillar of jagged, rusting metal. No paths lead to or from this monument, but those tracing the Emerald River to its subterranean headwaters occasionally catch a glimpse of the tower outlined against the sky. Several of these tributaries spring forth from caves and tunnels which burrow endlessly into the earth, some large enough to admit a person, and deep thrumming and clanking noises grow louder the deeper one explores.
The tower atop this mountain peak some 50 miles south of Sasserine is a venting shaft for an enormous iron factory deep beneath the earth. It is powered by water turbines, iron golems, massive furnaces, and enslaved duergar miners. The factory once supplied the gnomish enclave of Jzadurine beneath Cauldon with its marvelous mechanical wonders. However, the same mysterious cause for the Jzadurine gnomes’ disappearance also claimed the gnomes of this factory which at that time was called Rhexchlon. Years later, a gnome artificer learned of this place. His name was Paralane Goldhammer.
Development: Perhaps iron golems patrol the mines or other automatons like nimblewrights; possibly even half-golem duergar that are beyond caring for their own kind; all of these crafted by Paralane himself, of course.
I'm starting this thread for those of us that want to share their "near kills" that keep finding their way into the STAP Obituaries thread.
Long story short, the bard was using a CLW wand like crazy to to get people back to consciousness, everyone at some point during the fight was dropped to negatives, and everyone eventually made their stabilization rolls (I've never seen anything like it before!) - one of them got as far as -8 before stabilizing. There was a point where only one person was actually conscious and everyone was ready to make up new characters, but by doing tag-team healing they survived.
They finally dropped the rhagodessas with help from a summoned dire bat and good team work. I thought for sure they were all dead. The dice gods smiled on them last night.
I got #140 yesterday and just got a chance today to really look at it. As one of the authors for the Savage Tide, I got a chance to read the original drafts of several of the adventures as they were finished since we all had to make sure everything was knit together well and cohesive. I really liked Nick Logue's "Bullywug Gambit" the first time I read it, but after seeing what James Jacobs, Jeremy Walker, and James Sutter did to transform it into a right proper Dungeon adventure, I'm totally in awe. And frankly I can't wait to see what they do to the one I wrote.
Nick, I really loved the stiltwalker and the new rules for using stilts in the game. I honestly have never seen them used and congratulate you on showing me something totally new. Great innovation! Way to go, Were_Cabbage!
Oh, and sorry about that level loss at the hands of Vaughn and Pett, but with this adventure you should definitely earn the level back and be close to the next bump up ;)
Yeah, I'm a little bored and felt like shooting the stuff with you my fellow board surfers. I'm running my regular Friday night game tonight and will probably wrap up "There Is No Honor", the first installment in the Savage Tide.
So, what about the rest of you? Are you gaming and if so what's the adventure/setting/system?