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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Society Member. 4,777 posts (4,897 including aliases). No reviews. 3 lists. 2 wishlists. 6 aliases.


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That could work I was thinking of using Min Numen in my games basically if the spell calls for less than that then your assumed to be able to cast it.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
GM_Beernorg wrote:

Mostly sure that Drow don't have a word for solidarity ;)

I think i found one....

Running now

Can't see it or is that intended?


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bugleyman wrote:
This entire thread is a catastrophic case of people talking past one another. Note to self: Alignment threads BAD.

Things that never seem to make good threads

1. Alignment
2. Paladin codes
3. Druid codes
4. Adamantine
5. "Hands"


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:
mmmmmm chocolate chip shurikens.....

NNNOOOMMMMMNNNOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Sundakan wrote:
Deadmanwalking wrote:
Sundakan wrote:
Slight tangent, I've never been clear where this attitude of "Writers have no responsibility or obligations to anyone or anything" comes from. As if it's somehow different from every other profession, where doing a competent job is expected, and rightly so.

Uh...no.

Self-employed people who personally make things for other people to buy have no obligations of any sort in regards to the nature of their product. They just aren't gonna make any money if people don't like what they make. So...they have a huge incentive to provide a quality product, but no obligation.

And writers generally fall somewhat into that category, though they're far from the only ones to do so.

Those employed to write a specific thing (like most freelancers in the RPG industry), not so much, but most novelists without an ongoing contract? No obligations at all, just a strong incentive.

I'm not sure I really see the distinction, at least from a practical perspective.

Being "incentivized" to provide a good work and being "obligated" to end up at the same result, really. You provide something good, that peopke want, or you're out of a job.

Here is a good distinction at work I share my position with the owner's son. If I want to keep my job I am obligated to show up be at my desk and answer the phone among other things. His son has incentive to do so, by that I mean his dad has flat out told my supervisor that he won't relocate or fire his son he can come and go as he pleases deal with it. But if he does manage to show up for at least 3 days a week he gets he truck payment made.


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captain yesterday wrote:

Ha! You're old people.

Isn't it Bingo night. Or is Matlock on.

You know, they have these things called DVDs, so you can watch Murder, She Wrote whenever you want. :-D

Hey there a problem with Matlock and Murder She Wrote? ;)


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May I interest you in a pamphlet about his wonderful magnificence Lord Wraithstrike?


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Jiggy wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
...shrinking even faster than reasons to believe in a God.

Whatever your own beliefs may be, taking pot-shots at people for their religion as part of your speech about discrimination and equality is pretty hypocritical.

Sex, gender, orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, political affiliation, abortion stance, marital status, economic class, pizza topping preferences... How about we don't weaponize any of it, okay?

But anchovies!!!


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CBDunkerson wrote:
Aww, shucks. That thread had gone so far past ludicrous that I was starting to have fun with it. :]

It almost went to Plaid!


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Adamantine Golem wrote:
With the soft hands of an angel.

OH CRAP IT FOLLOWED ME!!!!! Quick everyone just ignore it and it will go away and maybe this thread will survive the curse. Just don't make eye contact.


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Seems like we have once again proven that Adamantine is the Special Material version of an Alignment thread.


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
thejeff wrote:

OTOH, people are more likely to be a++&@!*s online, especially anonymously. OTGH, it's also easier to pass as male on the internets and I know many women do that, in at least some circumstances.

Most, I suspect, feel even more at-ease trying out a new activity with someone (or better yet some group) they already know and trust, rather than the random grab bag of a convention or game store.
Personal experience and anecdotal evidence suggests that women make up a larger percentage of home games than of other face-to-face environments.

I also strongly doubt most people, male or female, get their start gaming online with strangers.

True story:

I'm a Guy In Real Life.

Playing a particular MMO, I've had some exceptionally bad experiences due to individuals assuming because I was playing a female character that I as a player was interested in their 'advances', in part because *I didn't make a big deal about it*, so *must be legit*.

We won't go into the details of some of the truly creepy things, thankfully there was an 'ignore' and a 'report' function available...

This doesn't diminish the 'gamer wall' that women have to fight through, but I have a bit more empathy for the situation than some do as a result.

The tables I've been at with women in my games has been positive, though I always worry that I come off too 'over the top' and scare them away playing in-character (no advances or unwanted behaviour because at the table, all are brothers and sisters and that is be a very HUGE turn-off for me.)

And that is why one never goes to Goldshire on Moonguard. Also why my wife tends to avoid large player gatherings on most online games unless she has other guildies present.


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thejeff wrote:
Kitty Catoblepas wrote:
Finlanderboy wrote:
Kitty Catoblepas wrote:



  • There's a good chance that an Aboleth can't tell a human from a Pit Fiend... or an Aboleth.

    Ehh the DC to recognize common things like humans and orcs are 5. The int modifier is enough to get that. DC 10 or less can be untrained.

Ehh the DC to recognize common things like humans and orcs are 5. The int modifier is enough to get that. DC 10 or less can be untrained.

Depends on whether the human/orc is under level 7 and/or a common creature from where the skill checker comes.

Also, your average Orc gets a -2 to his knowledge roll, identifying your average Orc on a roll of 7 or higher. Of course, this is consistent with how Orcs are usually portrayed.

Well, high CRs due to levels aren't really handled properly.

<Rolls 9 on Knowledge(local): "Well, the militiamen are human and their sergeants are too, but I've got no idea what race the lieutenants and captains are, even though they look just the same."

Let us not forget that the CR thing means that long lived big bads who have risen in power are less likely to be remembered.

Commoner's can remember the orc captain who raided their village last fall. However the evil lich who shows up each winter to take a sacrifice.......... who are you again.


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Aranna wrote:
Just look at what amazing work Samuel Jackson did as Nick Fury (a white part played by a black actor).

Just have to note here Ultimate Universe Fury is a black guy.


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And that's my disconnect here. I don't typically get up in arms over casting choices in movies or TV. But when I see an uproar over a casting choice because the source character is x and the casting choice is y. But then when the character is Y and the casting isn't its fine and all kinds of reasons are listed as acceptable. I just look for consistency in people and it bugs me.


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How the Idris as James Bond run of things that came up during the Sony hack then? That was viewed as completely acceptable and tended to get calls of racism against those who felt that changing his race wasn't in keeping with the character.


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SCPRedMage wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I remember getting disintegrated. A lot.
Stop sticking your hands in the mouths of random statues, then.

Hey that statue should be glad its just a hand.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I'd love to see myself represented in such media, the happy go lucky GM that encourages player ideas and is apologetic but firm when he has to veto them.

Only if it includes good segments of messageboard snark when needed TOZ


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DungeonmasterCal wrote:

I have a "core" group of three who make nearly every game. The others have a 2+ hour drive to get here, and another two have young kids they are very involved with on the weekends with their own activities. So if anyone but the core three makes it all it's a good thing. If they can't, I always try to have either a side adventure for those three or I tone down the one I had prepared for a larger group. Turns out I'm also the only one in the group who ever GMs that can do this, it seems. We've had our Call of Cthulhu game cancelled numerous times by another GM in our group because one person couldn't make it. We play that particular campaign maybe 4 times a year at the most, and if it gets cancelled because one player can't make it it's very frustrating. And again, THIS guy can miss a a game or two and I can run w/out him.

Maybe this is my superpower - running successful games with an inconsistent number of players.

My life in early college, wrangling 7 guys who worked odd rotating shifts and homework to boot. My rule was if we get 3 we are pushing through


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Yeah i have some friends in Conway that cool but yeah not close.


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Cal Define Central Arkansas I'm in Monticello.


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EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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KenderKin wrote:
I wish they would leave relevant factual posts even if they are alleged to be "off topic".....

Keep in mind while one off-topic may not be an issue and might even be relevant it may lead to a spiral that ends up causing a lock.


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I apologize for not properly spreading the message of His Most Red-Eyed Cloaked One Lord Wraithstrike. I shall accept punishment accordingly.


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It's fairly clear cut but with Channeled revival already having Channel Energy's range I would consider allowing it in a home game.


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CBDunkerson wrote:
MichaelCullen wrote:


Components V, S, M (the original material, which costs the same amount as the raw materials required to craft the item to be created)

You must make an appropriate Craft check to fabricate articles requiring a high degree of craftsmanship.

Out of curiosity... what do you imagine the cost of the raw materials to "craft" a 10,000 gp diamond to be? And what Craft skill do you think would be "appropriate" for such a procedure?

Basically... fabricate allows you to use magic to instantly perform normal crafting. It does not allow you to create things which would be impossible to craft.

Well technically a gems worth would be based on crafting measures getting the right cut and such. So in fact a raw uncut diamond does require skill to be worth its full value. Though whether or not that is applicable to fabricate is the real question. Though maybe you could use 5k gold worth of coal for the fabricate check?


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That I suffer from Forever DM syndrome. It doesn't matter what goes on if I don't DM then my group will either not play any table tops for weeks on end or I can expect a string of one night "campaigns" as everyone else runs something for maybe a week or 2 and then it falls apart.


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captain yesterday wrote:
Druids, the next frontier of Paladin arguments.

Yep prepare for 2016 the year of "Does the party Druid fall?" threads! Coming soon to a forum near you.


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Sean K Reynolds wrote:

Because the game has an unwritten rule which essentially states the following:

• A 1st-level standard-race PC can either make one melee attack without TWF or you can make two melee attacks with TWF.
• The most damage you can do without TWF is using a 1H or 2H weapon in two hands for x1.5 Str damage, and the most damage you can do with TWF is x1 in the main hand and x.5 in the off-hand (for a total of x1.5 Str added to your weapons), so optimally you're getting no more that x1.5 Str no matter which attack mode you choose.

• While the game doesn't explicitly limit your attacks to "hands," that's the basic assumption, and you shouldn't be able to pile on additional attacks per round just because you can think up additional or alternative body parts to attack with.

• Because if one character uses 2H weapon and is NOT allowed to make an additional attack with armor spikes or a metal gauntlet because his hands are occupied by his 2H weapon, and a different character uses a 2H weapon and IS allowed to make an additional attack with a metal boot because he's not using his hand, that second character is gaining a game mechanics advantage simply by changing the flavorful description of his extra attack's origin from, and that is not good game design.

There is a hard (but not-explicity-stated-in-the-rules) limit to what a standard-race PC should be able to do in one round of combat. Even though it's not stated in the rules, it is a real limit (in the same way that there's no printed rule that says "don't make a first-tier feat that gives more than +3 to one skill for a 1st-level character," or "don't make a first-tier feat that gives more than a +1 to attack rolls with one type of weapon," but it's still a rule we follow), and you shouldn't be allowed to break that limit.

This is the gist of it written down for you.


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Here is the ruling you are looking for Hugo.

SKR wrote:

Finally, does this have any effect on threatening and attacks of opportunity, e.g. when I used a longspear to attack in a round, can I still threaten with unarmed strikes and make attacks into adjacent fields?

I don't think this ruling has any effect on that; AOOs are outside the normal sequence of actions you can perform on your turn.


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The hands of effort is also speaking as SKR repeatedly said about Standard PC races.

Proof that monsters do in fact have rules and aren't just put together at a whim.


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Back up is here yay!!!


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Okay I tried the last year method of going to the spammers profile and flagging but getting a message each time that I tried to go I got a page with this message

You have made too many requests for the same page too quickly.

Please wait a minute before trying again.

I can go to anyone else profile. Is this paizo's doing or have the found a method to make us go into each individual thread.

Edit: trying to flag can't keep up!!


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Try Again: Varies. You can attempt a Fly check to perform the same maneuver on subsequent rounds. If you are using wings and you fail a Fly check by 5 or more, you plummet to the ground, taking the appropriate falling damage (see Environment).


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I think Sword-Parasol might make for a good Chronicle Sheet item down the road.


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Yep feel free to ask any questions (lord knows I have) and we will be glad to help.


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memorax wrote:
Talonhawke wrote:

Well speaking of Caster/Martial disparity, my gears get ground when people freak out at a Martial doing anything thats beyond real world capability.

What you mean your monk can punch through a stone wall in 5 mins......anime is influencing the system too much.

Your fighter can fall off a 300 ft cliff and walk away......systems broken.

Your barbarian can swim in lava and not die........too unrealistic.

Your adamantine sword cuts rock better than a mining pick.......it's not a lightsaber bro.

Your wizard can stop time teleport in a demonic horde mind control half the enemy forces and nuke the rest........that's the way they made the game don't be upset just house-rule it.

I would not mind those explanations so much if the gamers who used them would be more honest. If you like casters and the power they wield I can respect that. Just don't tell me that a fighter doing more than swinging and hitting is anime or the system is broken. Or even worse because it's "magic" as if that says and solves everything.

I can agree with that. I have just seen so many times of people tripping out over anything martial not being purely and completely realistic. Kinda like when weapon cords got a nerf in part because a developer couldn't really do it that well with his mouse.


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Well speaking of Caster/Martial disparity, my gears get ground when people freak out at a Martial doing anything thats beyond real world capability.

What you mean your monk can punch through a stone wall in 5 mins......anime is influencing the system too much.

Your fighter can fall off a 300 ft cliff and walk away......systems broken.

Your barbarian can swim in lava and not die........too unrealistic.

Your adamantine sword cuts rock better than a mining pick.......it's not a lightsaber bro.

Your wizard can stop time teleport in a demonic horde mind control half the enemy forces and nuke the rest........that's the way they made the game don't be upset just house-rule it.


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captain yesterday wrote:

I make the best Buttermilk Chess Pie ever:-)

Alas my decade plus in professional kitchens has completely ruined me for chain sit down restaurants, not because I think they're gross or anything like that, I just know I'm a better cook, also I know what they pay for ingredients (it's not much) so I always feel ripped off paying 7 bucks for a burger:-)

While nothing seriously professional I worked the kitchen at our local country club for about 4 years before I moved, and I know the feeling. i would much rather make a burger at home any day of the week.


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Cracker Barrel.......mmmmmmmm......Yep its biscuits and gravy for supper tonight.


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TarkXT wrote:
Really awesome post

*Golf Clap*


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You can just cast and make the trip attempt. You don't have to attack to make a trip attempt.

Though I would recommend a Scorpion Whip over a whip honestly unless your wanting the extra reach.


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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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Tierre wrote:

Could i have a copy of Kirithfinder? Last time i viewed this thread it was 2 years ago:)

** spoiler omitted **

Sent


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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.

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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?

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