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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 4,620 posts (4,735 including aliases). No reviews. 3 lists. 1 wishlist. 6 aliases.


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Nothing i'm sure it will get moved I know I flagged for wrong forum.


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So between this and the threads on slavery, how does one even play anything other than a true neutral fighter with no ties. I seriously want to know. I see threads where even the thought of raising the dead should have you kicked out of the game. But having strong religious beliefs could also be being a jerk. Owning slaves is being a jerk and needs to be abolished, but if you press your anti-slavery Andoran feelings to hard its also a problem. Is this more of a board thing or is playing anything with a belief system possibly asking for trouble.


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Jiggy your talk of curve balls reminds me of the first campaign i ran after I got married. Things went great and fairly predictable for the first several months, mostly due to having 5 fresh no ttrpg experience players. I ran them trough Expedition to Castle Ravenloft when they hit the right level. The group was so intent on stopping this evil vampire they rushed the castle the second day there without weakening Strahd at all. My plan was to play it straight and give them a reason to back out and plan, so when they met the first real tough opponent (the demon on the parapets) I expected a death and run, and was more than willing to let them escape. The party fighter ( a very holy and devout warrior of Kord) and the groups barbarian decided to save the others by bullrushing the demon off the edge. Both of them rolled 20's and sent it and themselves plummeting. The party druid saved them from death by healing them after flying down in wildshape. So they rolled with it finally encoutering Strahd the next week. This time I was sure I could scare them out. Instead they trapped him in a wall of stone with the druid. The druid dropped a sphere made from dust of dryness and then shifted into a large Crocodile. 6 rounds later she had managed to hold the vampire lord under water for 3 rounds to kill him. This was one of the only times I have ever truly wanted to change things up and let the bbeg pull a John Cena. But I rolled with it they freed the towns people. Never did send a vamp against them again though.

Star Voter Season 6

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Helena Handbasket wrote:
The top 32 must fight to the death, Hunger Games-style.

Are they forced to only use the item they submitted?

Star Voter Season 6

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The Illuminati actually make working versions of the winner's 1st round Item to increase their power.


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2+2+=upside down chair


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Congrats! Ding! and what ever other expressions of more power you enjoy.


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Amanda Plageman wrote:
TetsujinOni wrote:
You are looking for a bullying-enabling hammer in the guide which we do not have and do not want to give. There is no subtext in the No PVP rule that needs to be inferred. Really.

I'm not looking for any kind of bully-enabling, hammer or otherwise. But 'there is no subtext' = Table Variation. Table Variation is something we usually try to keep to a minimum.

At any table I GM, I consider acts undertaken by PCs which directly contribute to the party's being unable to complete their determined course of action, without an especially good reason, to be PvP. Because it entertains 1 player while reducing the enjoyment of most if not all of the other players and doesn't contribute to the overall goal: enjoyment of the game session.

("It's what my character would do", "Because it's funny", and "Because Chaotic Neutral" are rarely good enough reasons.)

What about "Because Lawful Good" or "My oath forbids I stand by and watch this travesty"

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Sadly I did not make the cut-off to submit, great news though My 3rd niece was born.


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nevinera wrote:

Can I snag a copy of the final version?

** spoiler omitted **

I have to see how hard it is to convert an adventure path, but the "really early" version google gives me is already very interesting to read. You seemed to pay careful attention to correcting some of the problems that bother me most about the base system, so I can't wait to see where you landed at the end of it :-)

A few AP things to keep in mind. Your players will have abilities far beyond their PF kin in some cases. While you might not choose to rework every encounter from the ground up I would recommend adjusting feats where appropriate and Reworking major fights to include some mooks. A evil mastermind even one built with these rules won't function well 4-6 on 1.


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Cheeseburger and Baconator Fries.


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The ones here in SE Ark vary as well Burger King tends to have a lingering diet taste Wendy's seems to be clear and just what I pressed.


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I work in an open air shop, meaning we have no A/C. Temp has been over 100 for most of the last 2 weeks. Everyday at least half of my customers will ask "Don't y'all get hot out here?"

I honestly want to respond sometimes with "No in fact after so many years of doing it we have adapted beyond the need for A/C. In fact so well adapted that if we don't kick the heaters on in early October the technicians start getting lethargic and want to stand out in the sun just to warm up."


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Pop-Tarts coming 2 in pack but listing nutritional info for just one.


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BigDTBone wrote:
zeroth_hour wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
Is one of the counter-moves running a trace of their proxy path to get a physical location so that you can send in a highly-trained unit of Krav Maga paratrooper Mounties

Er, if they're using open proxies (and they're probably changing them up because they get IP banned), you probably can't trace their path that easily.

Or worse, you hit some poor innocent user who was hijacked into a zombie machine.

That's the issue you had with that post?

Clearly we are okay with paratroopers around here.......Just don't screw up the net.


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Freehold DM wrote:

Right turns on red lights.

They make no sense to me.

Well where I live (arkansas) some of the more rural areas you would be thankful for it. Waiting on a 5 min timed light with no sensors while you look down a mile of empty road is painful.


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Let's try not to get too political.


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I only have my little brother and my wife as far as family goes no issues yet. However even though my father is no longer "Gaming is of Satan" we still can't play at his house. Now he wants to make sound effects from the next room.

Seriously we were start RotRL the goblins attack and I describe a goblin cackling in the distance and from the next room we hear my dad laughing in a high pitched shriek.


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Well I can't speak for anyone else CAPTCHA never really bothered me. I can see how it would however. Maybe require all new forum accounts to require one to submit a video of them singing one of the goblin songs from we be goblins?


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I submitted a few years back and since I've never had the time. This time I say Nay!! Kobold I will join you and rejoin the ranks of those submitted they may down vote my submission but they will never down vote our freedom!!


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LazarX wrote:
It's to let you know whether they are Alliance or Horde.

AM FOR THE WARCHIEF!!


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I love 3PP and am willing to give anything brought to me by a player a chance before telling them no.


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Jiggy wrote:
Just a Guess wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Ironically, the clearest examples of this tend to get deleted by the mods.
But sometimes there is a visible discrepancy about when they start modding. Its usually slower when the "there is no problem" fanboys start becoming insulting.
...Who? Are we still talking in the context of the whole experience-as-credibility thing? Or did you jump tracks over onto the recent surge in caster/martial disparity discussion? Or am I just derping really hard?

Wait I'm missing c/m Disparity discussion? Quick someone link me a thead I love those.


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markofbane wrote:

Hey, if the Koreans keep this up, can we get titles by our screen names. Like frequent RPG Superstar voters, only frequent Spam Flaggers?

Just kidding, of course. We definitely appreciate the time you put into keeping the boards clean for us!

I'll just take an overall survivor of the spam wars tag for every account active during this time.

I know it would be a pain but could it be set up where the first few new threads by a new account have to be checked before they go live?


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Irontruth wrote:
Lou Diamond wrote:

Has anyone heard the latest news from the Solar science community? They predict that the sun is going to experience a cooling cycle in the next 15 to 20 years that will mean the ave temp in the northern hemisphere will drop 5 to 10 degrees during the cooling cycle. Somewhat like the little ice age that happened in the middle ages.

Iron Truth would you be in favor of building more pipelines from the Bakken oil fields to Texas? Would you support building the XL pipeline
to ship oil sands oil from Canada to Texas?

No.

I'd rather see improved infrastructure in our rail system. Oil pipelines are only good for oil or other similar goods. Rail systems are good for any type of product. Our rail system is old and needs to be updated. Improving it could reduce reliance on the trucking industry, which would lower costs for highway maintenance.

Also, oil production in North America does not automatically mean lower prices.

There have been some major incidents with railway crashes that have killed nearby people. These need to be solved. As with most incidents involving large machines, the cause of most of these can be traced back to human error. The Lac-Megantic disaster from two years ago had relied on multiple errors over the course of several months.

1. The engine had been given a temporary fix 8 months prior to the explosion. They used an epoxy to make a repair, but due to heat and stress, the epoxy failed. The engine had numerous reports of excessive white and black smoke for weeks prior to the explosion.
2. The engineer tested the handbrakes but forgot to disengage the air brake at the time.
3. Not enough handbrakes were set. The rail company had been fined numerous times for this, but no fines were given.
4. When a fire broke out on the engine, local fire and police arrived. To put out the fire they had to...

As a former Safety Manager at a rail switching site I can agree with the above. Human error will screw up a rail system more often than anything. After the cited incident our company had our heads of safety and site managers checking every standing piece of equipment for proper handbrake numbers constantly to verify we weren't having an issue with compliance on them.


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SlimGauge wrote:
We shall go on to the end. We shall fight spam in Product Discussion, we shall fight spam in Paizo General Discussion, we shall fight spam with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our message board, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight spam on the beaches, we shall fight spam on the landing grounds, we shall fight spam in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight spam in the hills; we shall never surrender.

THEY MAY TAKE OUR TIME BUT THEY SHALL NEVER TAKE OUR FORUMS!!!!!!!!!!!

CHARGE!!!!!!!!


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Here is a link if interested with it being a probably a no go would be looking at an Alchemist.


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Tormsskull wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Because earlier you flat-out stated that "anyone who suggests that common sense supports falling 5000 feet and surviving to me is being disingenuous", but now you're saying that if someone feels no need to alter the falling rules then you're NOT going to say they're doing it wrong.

Yes, and I stand by that. If you make the statement "Common sense supports someone falling 5,000 feet and surviving" you're being disingenuous.

If you ask the average person on the street, how likely is it that someone that falls 5,000 feet will survive, a vast majority of people would tell you that it is incredibly unlikely.

If you're from somewhere in the world where people routinely survive 5,000 foot falls and make that statement, then I will be the first to admit I am categorically wrong.

If you choose to follow the rule as written, it doesn't make you wrong. And you could choose to follow the RAW for many good reasons (heroes are heroes, weird things can happen, etc.)

It's just the claiming that common sense supports such a rule that I would take exception with.

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So either you think there's a meaningful difference between "you're being disingenuous" and "you're doing it wrong", or you're contradicting yourself.

The "you're being disingenuous" line referred specifically to someone suggesting that common sense supports surviving a 5,000 foot fall.

The "I'm not going to tell them they're doing it wrong" line applied to people choosing to follow the RAW.

As an aside, "You're doing it wrong" equates to "you're playing the game wrong." It implies a One True Way mentality. I don't believe there is one correct way to play the game.

Ask the Average person on the Street how likely it is that guy can get his throat slit and live without intervention, the vast majority will think it unlikely. Do we also now change the Coup de Grace rules?

Ask the average person on the street if they think trained archers miss 5% of their shots at a target 10ft away, most will think thats unlikely. So do we now change misses on a natural 1?

Ask the average person on the street if they think a man can be in an empty room with an explosion going off and suffer no damage to him or anything he wearing most will think it's unlikely. Do we rewrite evasion?


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So your saying that if the Necro lets the inquisitor bleed out its provocation, but if a good character lets a "evil character" bleed out its RP?


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Scythia wrote:
Is it okay to call Korean spammers out by name?

Its better to call their mothers.


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Jessex wrote:
Talonhawke wrote:
Orfamay Quest wrote:
Talonhawke wrote:


I would hope we would never have an issue with someone being forced to T10 or being forced not to just saying.

This entire discussion originated because people are being forced (by their GM) into not taking 10, via the GM disallowing it. Your hope seems.... misplaced.

I know but I'll keep up hope for the time being.
I disallow taking 10 all the time when I GM. Players seem to think they can take 10 on things that are quite clearly things they can't, like knowledge rolls in combat. OTOH players roll when they could take 10 just as much on things like disable device without even asking but I will not tell players how to play their characters.

Understand that this isn't about disallowing T10 when it couldn't be done by the rules. This is about T10 being disallowed when the only reason is the GM feels that either A) the task being attempted is a distraction therefore no T10 or B) The GM decides that the party bypassing the chance of failure would reduce the feel of the game.


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thejeff wrote:


Listening to/watching instructional videos or speeches or things like that is painful. I almost always would rather have text, since I process it so much faster than the audio.

This a thousand times over. It pains me when I go to check the news on the internet and can only find maybe 10% of the news stories in text, the rest seeming all to be in video now. In the time it takes me to watch one 5 min clip I could be through 2-3 articles of text. Or to actually have to look up info on a video game these days. It's all lets plays and youtube tutorials. I miss text.


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And if I need to climb a wall with ladder in fullplate before Zombies arrive in 5mins i can Take 10.


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*head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk**head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk**head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk**head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk* *head desk*


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Just checking if BBT has shown up to Scream hands or debate the unwritten rules on this yet........Nope I'll be back.


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Like I said earlier asking for a basic outline isn't and issue. From my understanding of the OP the roll doesn't matter He is having to come up with the entirety of his argument or speech and that is the sole determiner of the outcome, or a major influence on the roll.


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For those who seem to be fairly rooted in the belief that the player needs to have some breakdown of how and what they are saying, does a acrobatics check require a player to tell you how they move to get past an opponent or does a simple I tumble past the orc to avoid AoO suffice?

Do Blacksmiths have to tell you what temp they forge a sword at. Do mages have to detail out their Somatic and Verbal componets in order to cast those spells?

Yes its a role-playing game but if a 15 year old can have a 26 str half -orc barbarian and sunder a table in half with dice. Then someone who isn't a speaker can still attempt diplomacy.

This isn't directed at those who might say you need basics. Simply I roll diplomacy might not cut it. But a statement of I try to secure us some additional rewards from the mayor, I rolled a 18 Diplomacy should.


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Leftover 40 Clove chicken with roasted potatoes and 4 cheese macaroni.


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You know this is one of the things (speaking of perception mostly) that I feel 4E got right. Passive perception was never overridden unless the player wanted to roll. If they entered a room them with traps or hidden creatures you checked if anyone auto-noticed them. If not then a decision to search the room could be made by the players if they wanted to scan over things before entering.


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HEY MAN DON'T TALK ABOUT INITIATION!!!!!!!!!


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I'll try this in this thread. For those opposed to T10 either based off of the failure is distracting clause or the unknown imminent threat belief please list some skill uses that could actually come up in game where Take 10 rules could in fact be used if you were the GM.


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Your GM mileage may vary I would allow you to use it with a leg.


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HAVE FUN WISH I WAS GOING!!!!


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I hope to do weekly writes up and i'm going to see about getting them to write journals up each session. Part of what I want to do with this is provide a finished write up that keeps the source feel while providing tips for anyone else wanting to use it for working the higher ups to have a better understanding of how their party works.


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DRAGON LOOKS AWESOME!!! I CAN TAKE IT THOUGH!!!!!


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So I have been working on a Red hand of Doom Kirthfinder Conversion. So far I have restatted several of the enemies and plan on starting the party around level 6. If anyone has the time take a look at the stat blocks and let me know what you think and what I might need to change.

Red Hand of Kirth.

Updated with working doc.


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I will Travel Across the Threads.
Flagging Far and Wide.


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Don't have a thread just thought you were going off pictures.


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Wait have you been assuming I'm a Kobold this whole time GreenTeaGameer???


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SOUNDS AWESOME AND DANGEROUS!!!!!!!

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