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Yay, a new PF 2.0 thread!

I look forward to an elegant PF 2.0 that I may actually buy, should it ever come. 'Cause I have no interest in buying a stealth-edition bit-by-bit. Cobbling together an effective new edition from a bunch of books is much like house ruling an effective new edition -- which I did before PF even existed -- except that it's much more expensive, and you have that many more books to reference.

With the famousness of Paizo's APs, I suspect I am not the only gamer keeping half an eye opened for a cleaned-up ruleset to go with them.


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Darigaaz the Igniter wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
DrDeth wrote:
The difference is that the Pathfinder Devs have been nice enough, open enough and forth coming enough to actually spell out what the expectations are. (And to some extent this also occurred in 4th Ed, too)
I wasn't aware that PF got more specific than the WBL guidelines ported over from 3.5, let alone 4e's parcel guidelines. Good on the Paizo team! Is this in the PF DMG, or in a FAQ or Q&A? Just curious.
I believe it's the section on wealth-by-level which explains that under-equipped pcs should lower the party's apl and vice-versa.

As a DM who got tripped up by the passive assumption that gear doesn't matter -- or rather, my players got tripped up by inexperienced me being blithely unaware of the necessity for magical gear -- I was very happy that the 4e guidelines are so explicit about what's assumed, and how to adjust my game if I don't like those assumptions. And I'm glad to discover that PF has some sort of red flag too!


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DrDeth wrote:
The difference is that the Pathfinder Devs have been nice enough, open enough and forth coming enough to actually spell out what the expectations are. (And to some extent this also occurred in 4th Ed, too)

I wasn't aware that PF got more specific than the WBL guidelines ported over from 3.5, let alone 4e's parcel guidelines. Good on the Paizo team! Is this in the PF DMG, or in a FAQ or Q&A? Just curious.


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

This might possibly be construed as mildly political, so

** spoiler omitted **
Didn't the UK just tell Uber to stuff that logic?

I believe so, yeah.

I can only imagine what it's like to live in a place where at least half the politicians and judges aren't shameless corporate shills...

Spoiler:
My other half drives for Uber and Lyft, and I'm very much looking forward to her getting a regular job rather than being a 'private contractor' who is therefore not entitled to any sort of benefits.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

I'm now home from the hospital, with 38 cm of picc line running to my heart and an antibiotic that requires a weekly blood test to ensure that it's not killing my kidneys.

But I am home, and my other half is making us a real Thanksgiving dinner!!!

TS, you heal up man. Without you there is a good chance I never would have met anyone from the messageboards. I can't bear the thought of losing you to some unknown ailment.

I will not go gently into that good night, my friend.


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I'm now home from the hospital, with 38 cm of picc line running to my heart and an antibiotic that requires a weekly blood test to ensure that it's not killing my kidneys.

But I am home, and my other half is making us a real Thanksgiving dinner!!!


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Crusinos wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

Just a reminder, folks - if you live in America and go shopping tomorrow, you're a horrible, horrible monster contributing to the retail industry's stealing one of the only two guaranteed holidays there was left.

Does that count as politics? I don't think so. I didn't mention any politicians or politics.

Just...seriously. Don't. It's not worth saving an extra ten percent.

People tomorrow are insane when shopping. Seriously, I wouldn't recommend it without a full suit of X-01 Mark VI power armor.

For the first twenty or so years of my life, I believed that Black Friday was so called because it is a day of tumult and evil for those who step outside the safety of their homes. The retail culture origins of the term has since been explained to me, but I still think my first understanding is more accurate.


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Still in the hospital, and probably will be thru Turkey Day, the holiest of holy days for me. :(

My status has been redesignated from G.O.K. to 'probably a staff infection in the lungs.'


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I was totally bummed when Netflix canceled New BSG, and got bummed all over again when I fell in love with a woman who's never seen it.

Oh well, I'll just have to buy the things, it was going to happen eventually anyway.


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lynora wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.

what in the world is G. O. K?

According to google it stands for god only knows. Which does work in context, so is probably correct. :)

Anyhow, I hope you're feeling better soon, TS, and that whatever it is isn't too serious.

Google delivers again! Thanks for the well-wishes everyone!

G.O.K. is one of my favorite linguistic doodads from a family friend, who was a doctor long before doctors could google. :)


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Checked myself into the hospital today, with a serious case of G.O.K..

Harumph! Hope you folks are having a better Saturday night than I am.


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Crusinos wrote:

Well, when I was a teen, stealing someone's clothes while they were in the dressing room wasn't unheard of.

Why I'm not spending 20 to life in a supermax is a mystery to everyone.

I think you have to do something really bad to get supermax. Like rape, murder, playing a gender-reversed Drizzt-Riddick-Wolverine hybrid lesbianstripperninja, that sort of thing.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

I don't understand how gift cards are socially acceptable gifts, but cash isn't. "Cash is so impersonal" doesn't make sense - especially when Visa gift cards good literally anywhere are a thing. It's pretty much cash you paid extra money to spend.

Other kind of gift cards are like telling someone "Yeah, I'm not sure what to buy you, so get it yourself - but only get yourself something from this one place."

Totally see your point, and I think you do have a good one. But to play devil's advocate, a gift card may show that the giver has at least an inkling of what the receiver's interests are. It's a middle ground between total but impersonal liquidity, and total but possibly misguided thoughtfulness.

Also it occurs to me that I know a couple of shakily recovering addicts, and I would not want to give them cash as a gift.


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lynora wrote:
Aranna wrote:
Shopping is only super fun when you are shopping for yourself. I worry too much when shopping for others to allow it to be fun.
Oh, so much this. The only person besides myself that I can shop for and have it be fun is the kidlet. Because I know what he likes so there's no guess work. Everyone else....well, they pretty much end up getting gift cards for all occasions.

Yuuuge fan of gift cards.


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Cap'n Yesterday, FaWtL Tourism wrote:
So, there's a thread where someone is asking for advice because the Paladin is f%&@ing skulls.
I think it's the first 'paladin issue' thread I've seen that isn't in the stereotypical mode of fall/no-fall...

I don't believe for a moment that people are not arguing over whether skull-loving is a fall-worthy offense.

Not for a second. :D

Drejk wrote:

A new trend on Paizo boards?!

"Help! I am GM! How do I make the paladin NOT fall!"

And the solution is still the same: Drop them rules! ;)


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thegreenteagamer wrote:

I am of the belief that there has never been a cover of a song better than the original. Different interpretations, perhaps, of equal value, such as Chris Cornell's cover of Billie Jean, but...most fall unequivocally short, such as Alien Ant Farm's cover of Smooth Criminal.

Hmm...both my examples were MJ songs. But...it pretty much works that way for just about anyone.

I am of the opinion that the original writer gets major prestige for writing a song that other people want to sing, but covers frequently are better than the originals.

See:

All Along the Watchtower, Bear McCreary / Bob Dylan (Sorry Jimmy, I just call 'em as I see 'em.)
Nothing Compares 2 U, Sinead O'Connor / Prince
Me and Bobby McGee, Janis Joplin / Kris Kristofferson
Hallelujah, Rufus Wainwright / Leonard Cohen
Heaven, DJ Sammy / Bryan Adams (I know, and I don't care.)

And more I can't remember atm.


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NobodysHome wrote:

But geez, Daylight Savings Time added 90 minutes to her commute on Monday!

"It's dark at the wrong time!!! AAaaaaaaa!"

I'm currently feeling quite a bit of loathing for my home state as of the past year, but I do love that Arizona sticks with Real Time.

:)


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
I am going to be watching the election tonight with my better half, but I do not think it will be healthy for me. :/

Nope, not healthy at all.

My first experience following an election from the very start of the primaries ended with me getting four hours of sleep on election night, and much loss of hope for the future and for the human condition.

Stay safe, FAWLTies.


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I am going to be watching the election tonight with my better half, but I do not think it will be healthy for me. :/


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4e encourages DMs and players to reflavor things, and 4e is awful. Therefore reflavoring things is awful.

Spoiler:
If it's not obvious to everyone, that was highly sarcastic. Just because 4e does something doesn't mean you shouldn't do it too, and in fact 4e does many things well.

Keith Apperson wrote:

You actually answer your own question a bit.

In the context of PFS:

Things are flavored a certain way. You're not allowed to change them from that way. Why? Because that's the way it is in the Golarion setting that Paizo has created. Why can't you have a dragon spirit? Because that doesn't happen in Paizo's Golarion setting. (At least as published at this time). Why do Eidolons come from the specifically offered planes? Cause that's where Eidolons come from in Paizo's Golarion setting.

It's like going to any author or creator and asking why they didn't use this idea, or why their characters don't do a certain thing. It's just because the creators decided, in their world, that's the way it works.

That's why in Pathfinder you're able to use the ruleset - as opposed to the setting - in your own way and change it however you want.

Yes, there is the feeling among many gamers and game designers that a thing is what it is. See: Every paladin thread ever. The Paizo team of course knows that their customers are free to reflavor what they produce, but there may be a general sense that that's 100% on the customers.


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So, weird question: Does anyone else see any figurative meaning in the square root of infinity? Or know of any occult-y meaning that has been applied to it?


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I'm so sorry to hear about your mom, CY.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
I think I'm getting the hang out this PbP thing.

I never did, what's your secret?


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Today's the day. Scarf breakfast, finish packing, get the U-haul, it's go-time!

GO GO GO!!!

After two crazy days, we are successfully moved and mostly unpacked.

...Well, half unpacked.

...Maybe one-third unpacked.

Aaaand I still need to clean out the old place before the month's end, and pick up a few odds and ends that we need for the new house.

It's been exhausting!


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Today's the day. Scarf breakfast, finish packing, get the U-haul, it's go-time!

GO GO GO!!!


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Freehold DM wrote:
side kicks are..or perhaps I should say were, my least favorite kicks. Deceptively simple looking, it takes a lot of situational awareness and positioning to use properly in a fight, so I used other ways of kicking people, until I learned how to work it into a feint that was interesting looking but not particularly practical. Still, the stretch was amazing.

The only kick I would use in an actual fight is a simple front-kick. Granted I only took TKD for a couple of years, but it's good to know I'm not the only one to be uncomfortable with the side-kick.

Currently I'm getting my exercise via bicycle. Haven't been on one in ~20 years, and it feels like rediscovering my childhood. Except better, because Phoenix is so much flatter than NY!

/Too out-of-shape to pedal up even mild inclines.


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TS & Girlfriend, discussing Iliza Shlesinger's latest routine:

Girlfriend: You know, I don't actually know what Channing Tatum looks like.

TS: I couldn't even tell you which sport he plays.

GF: ...

Realizes that this is not one of TS's weird jokes.

GF: He's an actor.

TS: Well, I was way off!


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TOZ wrote:
Sharoth wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Grumpy TOZ wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Skip the movers.
No.
Gee TOZ, it's almost as if you have a capstone to do, and don't want me asking you to help me move. ;)
TOZ has a bumper sticker on his back. It reads "Yes, I am TOZ. No, I will not help you move."

I have a truck. It's like an instant 'help me move' request generator.

Also, my last two moves we self and pretty hefty. If I do it again, I'm tossing a lot of stuff.

You have a truck?!

*cancels Uhaul reservation*

You don't mind making twenty-seven trips to move our stuff, right TOZ?

Walmart cupcakes* for all who help us move!

*

Spoiler:
One cupcake per friend or family.

Spoiler:
Icing not included.


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Grumpy TOZ wrote:
Syrus Terrigan wrote:
Skip the movers.
No.

Gee TOZ, it's almost as if you have a capstone to do, and don't want me asking you to help me move. ;)


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:
My other half and I found a great house on Saturday, so here's hoping our app is first and best!

We got the house!!!

Now comes the eternal question: To move ourselves, or to hire movers?


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Drejk wrote:
I wasn't able to watch Blair B... Witch Project. The shaking camera made me sick.

Never even tried. Call me crazy, but I don't enjoy being scared.

The only reason I own Pitch Black is that Riddick is both an action [anti]hero and a former D&D character.


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Drejk wrote:

Not going into the political details but I went to public protest today.

Of course it had to start to rain. It stopped in the middle of the walk.

The group counted thousands. The one counter-group I saw numbered three...

Keep up the activism! I don't agree with nearly everyone o' course, but I think that more public interest in politics is much better than less, on the whole.

On a personal note, this election cycle has gotten me motivated enough to canvass for my local political party. Because, well...hooboy, has this been a political year!


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My other half and I found a great house on Saturday, so here's hoping our app is first and best!


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Tacticslion wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

Why we don't eat roaches is beyond me.

They are some of the best protein available.

I love cricket flour.

My guess is it's a combination of disease, poison, and "ick" - I have been told (though I'm uncertain how accurate it is) that roaches can hold human-afflicting pathogens, and may have absorbed or may generate things that are toxic to us but harmless (or relatively so) to them (like certain fish with mercury). But mostly, I'm guessing it's the fact that most people go, "Ick!" instead.

*nods*

Philosophically I've got nothing against eating six-legged critters. But you'd have to get me desperately hungry to actually do it.


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Argh! Too much pre-debate speculation on the news, it's like listening to pre-game sports babble! I barely care about the debate itself; I just want November 8th to come so I can cast my vote, and then move on.

/First World Problems

/Verboten Topics


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Alexander is truly terrible, watch that.

** spoiler omitted **

hey that's one of my favorite movies!

...If I didn't know you personally, I'd be judging you right now.

Judging hard.

** spoiler omitted **

it's a lot of action and colorful costumes and sets. I'm (not] sorry it isn't the somber line by line reading of historic accounts of his life that most people wanted, but it kept me interested throughout.

Who wanted a line-by-line reading of history? People are strange.

The costumes are definitely fun.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Tequila Sunrise wrote:

Alexander is truly terrible, watch that.

** spoiler omitted **

hey that's one of my favorite movies!

...If I didn't know you personally, I'd be judging you right now.

Judging hard.

Spoiler:
More seriously, what did you like about it? Oh, and we are talking about the one where Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie talk a bit near the beginning and then there are 2.5 hours of...that other guy?


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captain yesterday wrote:
Isn't that what sandwich meat is designed for. Maybe make a lot of grilled whatever and cheese sandwiches.

Not in Arizona. Just a couple weeks ago I ate pepperoni pizza that I had left out, and was then sick for a day before violently vomiting it up. :/

It was mighty good cajun-seasoned turkey breast, but it wasn't worth the risk.


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FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK ME!!! I brought some really really good deli meat home today...and then left it in my backpack for the past 3 hours!

Too bad I can't blame this one on the velveeta. :(


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Alexander is truly terrible, watch that.

Spoiler:
Okay, it has a couple of fun costumes that briefly appear, and pretty faces of course. But just watch it and then give it a positive overall review. Just you try.


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Tacticslion wrote:
(Also, in a more tongue-in-cheek: I generally prefer waffle fries, or seasoned fries to french fries, sooooo... ;P)

Oh, fries! I have zero interest in french fries or home fries anymore, but put a dish of waffle fries in front of me, and be sure to pull your hand out of my way or you may lose it!

That waffle-fry seasoning is another example of 'Why isn't this the standard way of preparing this food?!'


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Chef Yesterday wrote:

Especially if you add a bunch of cheese, bacon, and red peppers.

And then give it a snooty French name.

After all, all food is better if you think it's French.

I'm with King Gran on this one; I'll take my eggs fried and atop a good bagel, my sharp cheddar in a can of tomato soup, my bacon straight, and you can keep your peppers and the frenchman they rode in on.


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So my boss asked me to stay late tonight so that I could train two contractors who need to make emergency repairs onsite...and then he hijacked the training before it began, leaving me sitting on my hands for an hour. Then at 6:30 he says "Hey TS, would you whip up some last minute paperwork before you leave?"

WHY DIDN'T YOU ASK ME THIS AN HOUR AGO I COULD HAVE BEEN DONE AND GONE BY NOW?!

Spoiler:
And then I came home and broke a knife on cheese. Velveeta cheese. All kinds of first world problems for me today!


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Also, my laptop battery just died because I played D3 for two hours and forgot to plug it in.

I blame FAWLT. It's FAWLT's fault. FAWLT is very faulty.


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Just heard about the dumpster bomb in Chelsea. Freehold seems to be alright, hope CH and any other New Yorkers are too!

(Apparently there were no deaths; only injuries, but still.)


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SorrySleeping wrote:

I like this discussion but I want to add two things.

1) I tried to avoid talking about paladins because, by code, they would easily work with CG and only work with LE when the "greater good" could benefit from this.

2) There is no PC. There is not a problem in a campaign or with players. This is just a simple... complicated question of ethics and random ideas.

I think it's still very tempting to imagine LG as the goodest good, the wisest good, and to think that good ought to work with good to fight evil. So of course LG would get along better with CG than LE!

But as a great character once said: "We can only see two things about people: what they show us, and what we want to see." Being lawful doesn't free one of ethical/moral blind-spots, nor does it grant any special wisdom. Neither does it free one from internal conflicts of priority, which can easily result in the wrong judgments and choices being made.

We need only watch current world affairs to see LG people excusing and even supporting LE people, against CG and even NG people. All in defense of lawful values.


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Having gone to both a community college and two private colleges, I've gained a lot of respect for the former and quite a bit of doubt in the latter.

EDIT: You're welcome to imagine me as unclothed as you like, but...eh, it's not in writing so I'm playing dumb.


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NobodysHome wrote:
The only rattlesnake I've ever encountered on a trail had its mouth full of mouse at the time, and was therefore unable to threaten me. It moved on, I moved on, and we were both the happier for it.

Yah. My boss asked me what I did with the snake -- I encountered it at work -- and my reply was "Left it the hell alone!"

captain yesterday wrote:

I found a baby timber rattlesnake when I was working on tearing out a yard, little guy made super adorable little *pings* when he attacked my shovel and tried vainly to bite through my steeltoe boots.

We let him free on the adjacent golf course. :-)

Dam, CY, what did those golf balls ever do to you?

Freehold DM wrote:
Damn. Just got turned down for a job I really, really wanted.

That sucks, FH. May you roll a nat 20 on your next high-hopes interview!


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Nearly stepped on a diamondback this morning. It's amazing how ancient instinct takes over the moment you hear that unmistakable rattle.

I feel as if I've gone thru a rite of passage, and am now a true Arizonian.


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Loved D2, I beat hell difficulty with the sorceress before they patched in all those immunities for regular monsters. But yeah, it's clearly a digital descendant of D&D. Sooo uneven in so many ways!

I loved kicking monster mob butt and taking names as a necro...and then I cried when I got to a boss. Didn't even try fighting act bosses without a friend to take the heat.

And the sorceress...ah, the game's one class with the infinite mana skill! (Once you jacked it up, at least.) Like other classes, the skills are all over the place in power: One allows her to enchant her own (and only her own) weapon to deal a bit of fire damage -- because gish? -- and another allows her to freeze or annihilate everything on screen. ><(

Yeah, definitely D&D-style broken. I really ought to get around to D3 tho. I've owned it for about five years already...

EDIT: Oh, and what was with Duriel? Sooo much harder than Big D! It's like the devs were playing an old school D&D dungeon and said "You know what would make this featureless 10 by 10 room fun? An enormous slug-blade boss that freezes the PCs!!!"

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