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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps, Pawns Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 145 posts. No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 23 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Wraithkin wrote:

I don't know if this has already been addressed but I'd like either a FAQ or clarification if possible.

Slashing grace has been clarified by the masses to only include weapons in the one-hand category due to how it is written. I'd love to find out if the developers meant for it to be this way or if they meant any weapon wielded in one hand.

Just want to point out that there is one example where slashing grace affects a specific light one-handed weapon as well as a specific one-handed melee weapon. This leads me to believe that an individual can select a slashing light one-handed Light Melee weapon or a slashing One-Handed Melee weapon

Advanced Class Guide page 69 under Dwarven Swashbuckler favored class bonus wrote:

Add 1/4 to the swashbuckler’s effective class level to determine the extra damage she deals because of the precise strike deed when wielding a light pick or a heavy pick. If the swashbuckler has the Slashing Grace feat or another similar effect, she can treat the battleaxe or handaxe as a one-handed piercing melee weapon, and she gains this benefit when wielding the appropriate weapon for the feat as well.

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Yes, there has been updates from a couple different developers in this thread:
http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2s18b?Multisheet-module-PFS-reporting-still-bro ken

Also, I've seen them say that they are very reluctant to post when updates will be before hand. I think this is very likely because of how disappointed some people can be when waiting for something when there is a chance that a bug could delay the release.

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Last year Michael Brock told me it was automatic now, and it would be added automatically. However, after a month I had to contact Paizo customer service to get it added to my account.

I believe when they get a new 4 star reward they just add it to all current 4 stars. If you become a new one you may have to ask customer service for it if you don't automatically get it.

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I warned the group we are doing Emerald spire with that they need whatever character they take in to Emerald Spire to have exactly enough exp to level, with no extra scenarios if they want the same character to participate in every emerald spire level.

We haven't had a problem, but only because the players at my table knew about the potential problem beforehand.


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Just want to make sure that you know your efforts are still appreciated. I am using your runes.


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Gwaihir Scout wrote:
... [Awesome Advice]...

Thank you. I will have to play with this a little to see if I can get it done in a way that doesn't drown out other people talking.

Benjamin Loomes wrote:


What will please people even more is we are heading towards a player that will work online.

Kind of like this:
1. The GM will have a MASTER version which she uses normally.
2. The GM master Player will send server calls to SLAVE players on all the nonlocal machines.
3. None of Syrinscape's high quality audio will he jammed down the internet, just audio cues.

Sounds good?!?!?

Sounds amazing! I've been using Syrinscape since well before you came out with anything directly related to Paizo and I think this announcement has made me more excited than any other you've made.

This way people can change the volume on their own computer to play it the way that works best for them.


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Is there any way to get Syrinscape to play over voice chat programs like teamspeak or ventrillo?


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Taenia wrote:

Now I will explain the real nemesis and one true enemy of this build.

Doors

There is a simple solution to this build that adds some hilarity and flavor. At the higher levels when the damage bonus is higher than the door's hardness, the songbird of doom could full attack the door!

"Few, it can't open doors so we are safe!"
[short pause]
[THUD THUD THUD]
[The door has three holes in it, none of which are big enough for the bird to fly through, yet]
"Oh crap we are gonna die! Oh crap we are gonna die!"


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Wow,

This is my first paper mini's product purchase and I really like the feel/style of the artwork.

I think I am going to get more paper minis because of how useful these are.

How do you determine what adventure path/module you make?


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Monstrous extremities will not work with the ring of seven lovely colors. You can only have one polymorph spell on at a time. You can only be affected by one or the other.

The ring lets the user use beast shape IV to transform into a songbird. Both beast shape and monstrous extremities are transmutation(polymorph) spells.

PRD on transmutation(polymorph) wrote:
You can only be affected by one polymorph spell at a time. If a new polymorph spell is cast on you (or you activate a polymorph effect, such as wild shape), you can decide whether or not to allow it to affect you, taking the place of the old spell. In addition, other spells that change your size have no effect on you while you are under the effects of a polymorph spell.


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I am seeing the same problem. Every time I add 6-15 I don't get the discount. 6-14 is getting the discount.

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I personally like the current release rate. With Core becoming available they effectively made it so they have approximately 1 scenario per week come out as they usually have about 26 scenarios per year.

So those of us that play every other week don't run out of scenarios and keep up with the new scenarios, and those who play every week don't run out of options to play.

I really think that introducing the PFS Core campaign was a good decision.

As far as prices go, I'd rather they not increase it. Being a store coordinator, the cost of running games falls on me more than anyone else and I really don't want the cost to coordinate games increase. I buy every scenario so if there is an emergency I can run games as a backup GM.


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The problem is not every game is reported and some games are reported inaccurately. My brother tried to get one game corrected to the correct character and used their link to point out the mistake and nothing ever happened.

For coordinating games at my local gaming store, I created a program that parses the html of Paizo's sessions pages (player sessions, GM sessions and event sessions). I let the players know if they want me to use their games played elsewhere in consideration for what we run in the future they need to just log in, go to their player and gm sessions page. Expand both then save the html as a complete html file and give me their file.

Personally I would have issues if paizo made this information publicly available to people not involved in reporting games.

It parses it and inserts their data into my database and thus I now have a current list of every scenario players have played or gm'd as it has been reported.

I am not sure I could legally give this program out so please don't ask. There are terms in the program that may fall under Paizo's intellectual property and may not fall under their community use policy. I am not willing to hire a lawyer to consult me for a program I cannot make any money off of either because of my contract with my current employer.

I wrote this program to learn more about various concepts that I used in the implementation.

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Andrew Christian wrote:

Judging a season by its first 3 scenarios is not a great way to really know.

Judging a seasons's power evel by its first 3 scenarios... same thing.

I actually think Season 6, overall, is easier than Season 5, and some of the lower level stuff is quite on par with Season 2 or 3.

While that is true, At the store I coordinate games, there were a few new players that started on 6-1 and hated the technology. I told them the entire season won't be like his and they came back for 2 and 3 and then quit. Unfortunately the next one didn't have what they didn't like.

Over all I like season six, I don't think I have disliked any and my group deliberately do scenarios three months after they come out so we don't have to worry if there is a delay like there was December 2013 and January 2014. I think my favorite is Hall of the Flesh Eaters. I feel those people really missed out but it is a risk when you have that many abnormal scenarios all in a row.

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Kevin and Qstor

Thank you.

How do I find out what the event codes are for the PFS specials?

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This will be my first Gen Con, I've already got the ticket, how do you sign up for games? Dp we have to pay money for each game we sign up for? I've heard from multiple sources it will start in May and my brother and I do not want to miss out on the multi-table specials.


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John Compton wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
I'm a big guy, so trust me when I say that this is difficult for me (especially with a bad knee and bad back) - but if this is the Blakros museum, I might literally jump for joy!
Miiiiight beeee...

If it is not now I am going to be sooooo disappointed. I've wanted this for a while. Plus with remodeling, I wonder what it would look like? It could even be a future remodel.


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I created characters 10-20 which I already had reported games on last year (I accidentally made one a core even though the scenario was run before core was available). When I click on sessions on the character I go to a screen that says "Your Search did not match any items".


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I need to clarify... Reporting the scenarios for those characters I never created happened before the core changes. When I found out that characters had to officially be created in order to report now I just created the characters really quick so I wouldn't be a part of the problem of why my group can no longer report scenarios.


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Cort Odekirk wrote:
Terek, did you do this recently? We added code that does not allow reporting if all characters are not registered (or are registered for a different program, etc., we're going to be releasing code that will mitigate that somewhat in the case of unregistered characters, as it's turning out to be too restrictive). Given that unregistered characters should prevent the session from being reported, I'm curious as to how you reported the session.

No, it was done before the core campaign changes.


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Chad Newman wrote:
If it can't be fixed, at least give us a workaround.
I recommend not reporting the characters that are causing the issue. If it does not pop up RPG when you enter their number, delete them. If the GMs character is not registered, do not add his character number, just his player number. You can report a table of zero players. (This is how Overseer GMs are usually reported) If the players later register their characters, you can add them in later. Since the reporting system is not the official record of experience, minor errors like this do not affect much in the grand scheme of things.

The issue is then we have to remember what we didn't report then go back and report it again. This may seem like a small thing to people who don't understand how busy other people can be but it really is a big thing for us from our perspective. For time constraints I really want to just report the scenario once and be done with it. Now I have players emailing me and asking me why their sessions haven't been reported.

I've had way too many times where I don't get all of the information from players at the game. They swear they will give it to me and nine times out of ten they never ever do and I am left holding the bag with reporting stuff.

It really is a bad thing for bugs to prevent us from even saving what we do have from my perspective.


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I GM'd and reported a lot of games with several characters I have not added yet. Due to the new reporting bug I added those characters quickly and I noticed their sessions are not linked with the already reported sessions on that PFS#.

This is important because I give out new PFS#'s so I can report games without waiting for people to get back to me after they create their character. I've always told people they can create their account with their card and the session I report will automatically be linked to their character.

Bugs that prevent a coordinator from reporting games are really bad because often times coordinators do not have the ability to get more information, especially at conventions.


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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
This is a known issue. See this thread.

I didn't see these errors listed though guess I need to create a new thread.

I am also a GM and I reported games with several characters I have not added yet. I went a head and created those characters and it appears to not link those characters with the games already reported when I click to see that character's sessions.


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There appears to be several bugs affecting me and games reported by my characters.

I cannot report non core games. I keep getting an error saying the character is the wrong type.

At least half the people have not created their characters on this website.

Some of the characters were created before the core change.

Also I notice that hitting the show all scenario button now makes it so I show no scenarios and can't get back without exiting and coming back in.

I am also a GM and I reported games with several characters I have not added yet. I went a head and created those characters and it appears to not link those characters with the games already reported when I click to see that character's sessions.

Please email me if you need more information on this and how I can recreate this problem.


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Hey,

I've been tossing around ideas for a paladin of Kurgess to try to make a unique kind of paladin. My GM for the campaign I am building him for pointed out how he liked Faiths of Purity and the paladin codes for a few different dieties and asked me for some kind of code Kurgess's paladins would follow.

For those who don't know who Kurgess is, he is a Neutral Good God of bravery, competition, and sports. He became a diety after he saw a trap in one of his competitions, and he deliberately sprang it on himself to prevent anyone else in the competition from getting hurt. For more information, he has a small piece in Inner Sea Gods.

I view a paladin of Kurgess as someone who loves sportsmanship and values teamwork.

Code for Human Paladin of Kurgess:
I will put my team before myself. I will value my teammates lives above my own.

I will help my teammates overcome their weaknesses and seek to bring out their strengths.

I will be positive and uplifting to my team.

I will not tolerate cheating in any kind of organized competition, and will call it out if I ever see it.

I will be respectful to my opponents in any kind of competition.

If any I choose to fight ask me for a fair fight, I will always give it to them.

I will promote good sportsmanship in all that I do.

Anyone have any ideas on this?

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TritonOne wrote:
I don't quite understand all the hate directed at the "Iron Gods" adventure path, Numeria, and the efforts to tie-in the Pathfinder Society scenarios. These folks never loved "Expedition to the Barrier Peaks" or shown any appreciation to Paizo's loving homage to one of the greatest adventures in the history of "Dungeons & Dragons" and the RPG hobby.

Different people like different things. That is all you have to understand. Some people like caviar and I think it is gross. I like tofu plain, and others think it is gross. People don't have to like the same things as you.


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I've done a bunch of the groundwork, and yes it does take a lot of time to do what I did. I have all of the CRB (Core Rulebook) spells entered as well as over half of the CRB magic items. I also have all of the CRB poisons and other stuff as well as many other glossary terms. Plus I have about half of the CRB feats. I add other book's spells and items as I use them and those are slowly growing. I really want to get the summonable creatures entered in with stats for augmented, celestial, and fiendish entered into it to make quick lookups for summoning easier.

When preparing I cut and paste stat blocks, format them and then when I click save all of the stuff I have preentered gets suggested as a link. Speeds up my researching. Then I add the few items that I feel are missing to my rules database to make it easier to research, and go back and tell it to look for more links. Adding the few items I find missing doesn't take very much time.

I can't wait for them to make it so we can export and import content from one realm to another, which will make this prep work pay dividends. Right now only my Pathfinder Society realm has all of this prep work done on it and I created a naming convention for areas that flag what scenario they go with. The scenarios I am not running gets moved to the world almanac and the scenario I am currently running gets put in the story almanac, to make it so I don't have to search through a huge list of scenario locations to find the ones I am running the players through.

It works really well for me. When I ran Legacy of the Stonelords, I was so prepared and kept the game flowing that my table managed to make it through almost every single encounter without feeling overly rushed and I don't believe the overseer GM gave any extra time for us to get through more. I just had all of the data right there at my fingertips organized like an enhanced wiki. Now, I was running a low tier, and lower tier combats tend to flow faster.

Also, now that I did a lot of initial groundwork, it now takes less time for me to be more prepared for running scenarios.

If I ever run multiple scenarios at conventions, I will always use this to help me keep my research organized and handy. I can't get over how much it has helped me.


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In each book, Paizo publishes the Open Gaming License, usually in the back of their books. Also, they publish what is their Product Identity and what is open content, usually in the front of their books.

Study the OGL and look at multiple books by Paizo... After all they are using material from the third edition of D&D themselves and have to follow the rules of the Open Gaming License. If you use anything that is open I think you need to cite the reference in your book's OGL declaration. Note: Almost no pictures, names, dieties, stories, locations, trade dress, are open unless something previously declared those open.

Also, at PaizoCon I believe Paizo offers classes for people who want to make third party products. That might help you understand what is allowed.

Look at other third party books and see how they use the OGL for ideas.

If you want to be really safe... Hire a lawyer and get his help with understanding what to you can and can't do with the Open Gaming License. I am not a lawyer and never want to develop my own material to sell so my advice should be considered worth what you paid for it.


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Robert Jordan wrote:
Yeah my stuff literally sent me their shipping notifications 30 minutes or so after I posted. Just hadn't been near a real computer to update.

I just got my November shipment notice too.


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Robert Jordan wrote:
So just out of curiosity if my November subs haven't shipped yet, will you be snowballing them into December's shipment?

I will second this question. Also, if our November and December subscription shipments are combined, is it going to make our order so complicated that our order will be put last in the queue for December too?


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I am sure is has already been answered but I don't see it. Are these iconic sets going to be included in a subscription or do we need to order them separately?

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Jesse Davis wrote:


Once the sessions listed have GMs we will open the list up to open GM submissions.

When are you going to open the list up for GM submissions?

Are you going to allow people to use other online virtual table tops like d20pro?

I've tried to contact your email with questions about AetherCon weeks ago but no one has even responded. I don't know if my email is hitting a spam filter or not.


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I just want to put this out there. Not everyone dislikes ACG, MA, and WotR.

I love the advanced class guide. Sure mistakes happen, but it has some very creative and fun classes that fill new niches. My players that have used it like it too.

I also love Mythic Adventures and Wrath of the Righteous. I feel they fill a more thematic niche.

Different players have different tastes. I am grateful for the variety Paizo provides. Even though I may not like everything.

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Doug Miles wrote:
Yeah, I totally failed to understand the question but at least I pointed you to the Policy so you could find the answer yourself :/

You didn't fail, I got my answer because of you. I've read the Community Use Policy before but didn't think it applied to this. You pointed me to the section in it that showed it did.

Thank you Doug.

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Doug Miles wrote:

Here's the key text from the Community Use Policy: "You may not use artwork, including maps, that have not been published in the blog, although you may create your own interpretations of material presented in our artwork and maps, provided that your interpretations don't look substantially similar to our materials."

So 'substantially similar' is the key phrase. It is also subjective, so Paizo has the final say. I think you are OK since you created the map from scratch instead of simply cutting and pasting it before adding digital enhancement. You can add whatever credits you want, but in the end if Paizo says take it down, we take it down.

Ah thanks Doug for pointing me to that part of the Community Use Policy. I think I still need to put on it Paizo's community Use policy disclaimer because that paragraph is under the Permissions which has the text
Quote:
As long as you comply with all of the above usage requirements, we hereby grant you the following permissions:
For those who care. The disclaimer is
Quote:
"This [website, character sheet, or whatever it is] uses trademarks and/or copyrights owned by Paizo Inc., which are used under Paizo's Community Use Policy. We are expressly prohibited from charging you to use or access this content. This [website, character sheet, or whatever it is] is not published, endorsed, or specifically approved by Paizo Inc. For more information about Paizo's Community Use Policy, please visit paizo.com/communityuse. For more information about Paizo Inc. and Paizo products, please visit paizo.com."

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So, I made a 100x100 pixel per 5ft color VTT map of Bonekeep, Level One with a mapping tool. I'd like to upload it, but I want to make sure I don't step on Paizo's copyright and intellectual property. Does anyone know how to properly attribute Paizo?

I was thinking of putting something like this on it:

"This map is fan made remake of a map contained in Ruins of Bonekeep, Level One: The Silent Grave which is owned by Paizo Publishing, LLC. The creator of this map is not affiliated with Paizo Publishing, LLC.

Ruins of Bonekeep, Level One: The Silent Grave © 2013, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: Jason Bulmahn."


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Thank you,I've had problems getting replacements in the past because people keep saying "they aren't doing replacements for that set yet" and when I find out they are available I am already outside their replacement window from when I purchased the minies. I still have a knight of Ozrem that came with only one arm.

This "replacement" process is much better. However, I realize this won't be the normal replacement procedure.

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Body of Post:

Scenario: PF Mod: Thornkeep-The Accursed Halls (Level 1-2)

Date/Time: Saturday, August 30th, 2014 @ 9:00 PM EDT US [-4 UTC]

GM: Terek

Game Client: D20 Pro and Ventrilo

Description:

A Pathfinder Society Module designed for level 1-2.

The Accursed Halls (by veteran RPG designer Richard Baker): Buried beneath the castle of Thornkeep lie strange passages and chambers that once belonged to a cruel Azlanti wizard of eons past. Goblins have begun excavating the so-called Accursed Halls in hopes of finding a lost goblin artifact, though their constant battles with the undead that haunt these corridors has left them blind to the dungeon’s other myriad wonders.

Written by Richard Baker.

Notes:

Must download and install D20 Pro and Ventrilo. No need to purchase a player account d20 Pro. Must also give me your character 24 hours in advance so I can enter it into D20 Pro but if you play a scenario between then, I can update your character on the fly.

This game is a part of VTT Game Day 4. For more games and info check out the official game list.

Sign-ups:

Please sign up here: SIGN-UP HERE


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Yes, no matter how many times I said no, he would not drop it until I had two emails from paizo. The first one to say I couldn't give him my scenario PDFs to him.

Then he demanded my other Pathfinder PDFs, he wanted me to at least print out the pages he needed for additional resources for his PFS characters. To get him off my back I sent Paizo another email to which they confirmed what I already knew.

Then he insisted I get Paizo to post that on their site because it wasn't clear. I didn't even bother asking Paizo to do that.

The guy kept calling it fair use, and I knew the entire time it was piracy.

However, at least I did learn some allowances that Paizo does give out but I haven't seen those posted on the boards so I won't say exactly what they are.


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I preordered 4 items in order 3185709, and one of them shipped already.

Apparently I missed the option to put the order in my side cart, but when I got the notice that the first item was about to ship I saw it was going to ship separately. I emailed customer service and asked them to put it into my side cart instead but they did not get to the email until a month and a day, long after it had already shipped. At least the email from from Sharaya humorously lamented that she did not have access to a TARDIS.

I am loath to send a CS request on the forums due to privacy issues, but unfortunately with the delay in CS right now from email and the need for this to be resolved before the next item becomes available, I feel I need to get this resolved a little faster.

I understand you are bogged down due to increased CS requests, and am not angry about the problems.


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Paizo is a company that does quality assurance before they release things. Mistakes still get through, but their products have fewer mistakes than most other role playing companies I interact with. Even if all they have to do is save as jpeg and package it, I bet they will then have people test the package to see if it has any problems that slipped through, such as the grid or items aren't perfectly square for a VTT format or their copyright ownership declaration is missing. Add that on their already heavy load they currently have and it may not be feasible at this time for them. The truth is we don't know how many man hours they would spend testing because we don't know their full process. We got a glimps of it in their blog when they made a mistake on the Advanced Class guide within the last few weeks.

Oh and technically, since we do not own the copyright to the images in the PDFs we download, to even put them in a virtual tabletop, we'd need permission to convert/use them in that format from the copyright owner because we would be distributing the images to our players. Now Paizo might be ok with us extracting the images ourselves and using them in our own personal use but without their permission we could get in trouble. They may have given it somewhere but I haven't seen it on these boards or this website. I've only seen some form of consent when I asked them about how their copyright works when I had a Pathfinder Society player demand I give him my PDFs from Paizo... I knew it wasn't but he wouldn't take no for an answer until I had a response from. Paizo... Once for him demanding I give him my scenarios and once for him demanding i give him my PDFs from their campaign/companion/core books.

Note: I did not say exactly what that permission was because I have no way of knowing what they said to me applies to every one else.

Edit: Fixing punctuation.


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I really doubt we will get pawns. Paper minis are more likely but I don't know if they are likely to make those either. Paper minis have been made for Dragon's Demand and a second set for the people of Belhaim in Dragons Demand.

http://paizo.com/companies/pathfinderPaperMinis


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I was thinking they might consider a licensed marshmallow cereal!

Pathfinder... its a breakfast now! Pathfinder... it's a cereal wow!

Bonus points if you get the reference.


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This is just a request. Please don't watermark the Quick Start Guide. I want to print those out to hand to new players without giving them my paizo.com email account. I use different email accounts for different things for security reasons.


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KainPen wrote:

...

I know from my person experiencing d20 pro and VTT as whole has speed up my combat section of games dramatically instead of 2 to 4 encounters in a 4 hour game session at mid levels, I get 4 to 7 done at high levels now. I seen people on these boards even talk about 1 encounter takes several game session. image doing 4 of those in one session. VTT improved the game speed a that much.
...

I've run PFS 5-08 The Confirmation in 35 minutes cutting nothing out using D20Pro. Granted, the players played it before and already knew what was in all of the scripted text. When the players get comfortable with it, and you have everything set up... running PFS scenarios can be extremely efficient.

Their spell system leaves a little to be desired, so often we manually do some of it, but simple stuff works great. I need to create some spell like abilities on a GM character to apply common generic affects really easy.


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amir90 wrote:
Kudaku wrote:

The resolution is approximately 3600 x 4500 for the flip mat maps, while the images in the Emerald Spire PDF are ~ 1200 x 1500.

The image quality is similar to other PDF flip-mats - have you had any experience printing other flip-mats?

I have not. But any additional information you can provide would be appriciated.

I am leaning on buying the flipmat from this site, but the whole group will chip in this time. I wonder if this item has to be taxed in Norway or not. An addtional 20 usd is not a lot.

I've printed out flip-mats directly from Acrobat Reader and using the tiling or poster print options. I believe the more up to date versions of Adobe calls the option poster. Then use the print preview to see how it will split up the pages. The resolution paizo has it set up prints out the perfect size if you don't have Adobe fit it to a single page.

Then I cut them up and tape them together. For added benefit I will put them in a poster top loader that is larger than 24" x 32" which allows me to write "on" the maps with wet erase and clean it up later.

I priced out printing the maps on a printer that is extra wide so it could come out as a single sheet and one place wanted to charge me about $30 per page which was way too much.


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Doug Miles wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Careful Doug, unless something has changed with Free RPG Day rules, we aren't supposed to have any details posted about the modules. I found out last year when I posted a question about the stat blocks and got my post deleted by paizo staff. They emailed me to explain why it was deleted last year.

Edit:
At least not until after the module is officially out.


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Matt Thomason wrote:
Sara Marie wrote:

Estimated time remaining: 6818 minutes, 11 seconds

-.-

What, you didn't hop back into your time machine so you could go start it last week? ;)

Well, she could, but unfortunately the system wasn't ready to start back then :).


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Skeld wrote:
David Neilson wrote:
Is it wrong I am most excited by the maps? I always feel my abilities as an on the fly cartographer is greatly lacking.

I've started pre-drawing maps/rooms I need on 1" grid paper.

-Skeld

Skeld,

Do you mean you are pre-drawing the maps for Emerald Spire? If so, how did you get access so early?

I was on the kickstarter and still have not received the PDF; supposedly we were going to get the pdf as soon as it is available.

****

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I know you are really busy. Do we know when the GMs will be given their pdfs for what they are going to run for this?

Thanks

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