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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
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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
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"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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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.

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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:

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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.
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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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The store we ran the Comic Book Store invasion on Saturday had not received any of the comics they ordered. So, they sold zero comics at our event.

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John Compton wrote:
Terek wrote:
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One difficulty in this proposal (on what would otherwise make an interesting experiment) is that you're suggesting one the biggest sanctioning projects in PFS history be performed as a test run to see if that's the right model. I would be more open to considering this experiment for a module, for example. In fact, the virtual identicalness of "campaign" vs. "module" rewards just happened for Tears at Bitter Manor, so perhaps we can see how that shakes out over the next month.

The question though is how would you know which way it was run? The cat is already out of the bag on that one, and people won't necessarily know that they should mark A if they ran it in PFS mode or mark B if they ran it in campaign mode. Unfortunately if you just watch the boards, you won't really know how much people prefer it either way because only the people who feel strongest about it will truly make an effort to post their opinions.

Besides, the experiment I proposed doesn't have to be done with Emerald Spire, nor does it have to be done soon or ever. If you want to know what your PFS players prefer is put the instructions in the a future sanctioning document where there is no reward difference between campaign mode and normal PFS mode.

Also, I don't know how it would be much more difficult to allow both campaign mode and PFS mode if the only difference between the two is you must run all with whatever rules you want and you have to wait for us to finish all of the chronicles vrs you can run it piecemeal in normal PFS mode. Then again, I truly do not know how things work at Paizo and there may be some underlying reason why it is more difficult to allow campaign mode that I am just not aware of.

Emerald Spire is a big product of yours that I have been excited for, hoping you'd allow campaign mode. I really would like to have the option to get PFS credit, but not be limited to the PFS rules which is what campaign mode allows.

I do like how well your scenarios are balanced for PFS rules, but have felt that modules aren't really balanced well for it and when I run modules I like to be able to adjust things as I see fit.

That being said, said you'd consider allowing campaign mode if we could make well enough a case for it which is why I am trying. I think I have exhausted all the reasons I can think of and leave it up to everyone else.

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Carlos Robledo wrote:
John Compton wrote:
I anticipate handling this in a manner similar to Thornkeep, in which "campaign mode" was not an option. I'm willing to hear out reasons for why Emerald Spire should be playable in "campaign mode."

I also don't see why it's needed. Every level was designed (to my knowledge) to be like a Thornkeep level, and Thornkeep worked great as a module-only playstyle.

My biggest reason for not allowing campaign mode is that honestly, it has been VERY hard to sell any of the multi-part modules and APs here for playing at a game day. For all the modules and APs that have sanctioned content, nobody wants to do it. [b]Everyone would just rather do it in campaign mode (for both the freedom and the extra rewards...)[\b] so getting things like Dragon's Demand or AP books in the PFS schedule has been nigh impossible.

Conversely, Thornkeep modules have been immensely popular. We run them at game days, and we run them at conventions. It would be great to have a direct replacement for these, as TK is getting quite stale and less and less people can play in them anymore.

I know you are arguing against allowing Campaign mode in Emerald Spire, but if your PFS players prefer to play it in campaign mode, isn't that a good argument for allowing campaign mode?

Now your comment doesn't emphasize exactly why your players would prefer campaign mode. If it is just for the extra rewards, then I probably would reluctantly agree with you, but if it is because they would prefer the freedom of campaign mode then I think it might be better to allow it since the players prefer it that way.

So maybe we could just try campaign mode vrs PFS mode. Release it with the same reward either way. But for Paizo to really know which is preferred they would have to have us report if it was run in campaign mode or not. Maybe they could have those that run in PFS mode mark box A and those that run it in Campaign mode mark box B when reporting it. That way if people forget to mark the box, it doesn't skew the statistics to either side. If they did this, they would be able to know which way it gets run more.

However, what it comes down to the most is Paizo is a company, yes they care about their customer base's opinion more than I believe most companies do, but they do need to make money so they can afford to keep making their product for us. The real question they need to find the answer to is this: do they sell more modules if they allow campaign mode versus if they only allow PFS mode? I have no idea which way would sell more and because I have already pre-purchased this product, their decision either way won't prevent me from purchasing it.

P.S. I tried to bold the comment in your quote but I am either doing it wrong or it isn't working. I didn't want to just quote only the thing I was referencing because I didn't want to take your quote out of context.

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Carlos Robledo wrote:
John Compton wrote:
I anticipate handling this in a manner similar to Thornkeep, in which "campaign mode" was not an option. I'm willing to hear out reasons for why Emerald Spire should be playable in "campaign mode."

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My biggest reason for not allowing campaign mode is that honestly, it has been VERY hard to sell any of the multi-part modules and APs here for playing at a game day. For all the modules and APs that have sanctioned content, nobody wants to do it. Everyone would just rather do it in campaign mode (for both the freedom and the extra rewards...) so getting things like Dragon's Demand or AP books in the PFS schedule has been nigh impossible.
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In the group at the store where I coordinate games, we don't run any modules except for free RPG day modules because multiple people have the opinion that modules are not well balanced for PFS characters. Opinions may vary, but that is what is prevalent here.

If campaign mode is allowed I am positive our players will play it. Dragon's Demand is the only module outside of free RPG day modules they have played. There doesn't even have to be any extra rewards for campaign mode to get them to play it.

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Its good to have a PFS post again on a Monday, that being said I understand why we've had the silence with how busy you are with this years conventions.

Will Emerald Spire be playable in campaign mode for PFS credit? My group doesn't do modules unless they are playable in campaign mode.

Thanks,
William Crandall


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Why do people want to see Jason Bulmahn get punched in the face? I sat at the table he was at during the banquet last PaizoCon and he was really nice.


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Steve Geddes wrote:

For those concerned with removing the map who havent yet done so, I just got a second copy of Tears at Bitter Manor and the glue had the same issue. However, by laying the book and map flat and twisting the map counterclockwise 90 degrees, then clockwise the same, then 180 degrees, etcetera, I was able to twist the map off. When it finally began spinning freely, it separated without tearing either the map or the inner cover. The blob of glue was reasonably easy to remove then.

The map is still a little "scrunched" but there's no tear which really stood out the first time around. For the next module, I think I'll try lying the book on an electric blanket first.

i wish I read this before I separated my tears map... I was extremely careful and still tore a small part. About 1-2 millimeters in diameter. Wardens got crinkled but no tear (thankfully) and dragons demand came off fine with a slight discoloration that I can't see unless I look for it.


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Is Pathfinder Legends Skinsaw Murders CD not shipping with the May shipment anymore? I pre ordered it and didn't see it in my email.

If not, i have no problem waiting until it is ready for a subscription shipment.

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lantzkev wrote:
yeah, ya know how excitement goes and all =D Hoping for some information now that it's around the corner so to speak.

They are behind on sanctioning modules with how busy they are preparing for the end of season 5 and the beginning of season 6. I don't know if this one will come out too quickly unless they make it a higher priority than they have with Tears at Bitter Manor and Wardens of the Reborn Forge.

Me, I am hoping they make it runnable in campaign mode... I didn't start running modules for PFS until they let us run Dragons Demand in Campaign mode. I've always felt the modules weren't balanced well for PFS but the scenarios were so I stuck to those.


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Chthonian Sun wrote:

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Secondly - A lot of the large and rare pieces leave me flat. Paizo's dragons in particular lack zest and personality (which is why I skipped both the White and Red evolution sets-- this is true in the 2D art as well!) Todd Lockwood knocked it out of the park, and spoiled me on generic looking dragons.
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Personally, I feel Paizo's dragons have more flair. Reds remind me of barbed devils. Green remind me of a stalking rhino lizard. I like the sleek blues. Each to their own I guess.

Chthonian Sun wrote:

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Finally, there are too many releases!
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I was worried when they had a very short time scheduled between Reign of Winter and Wrath of the Righteous. I was glad when they changed the schedule. Three to Four a year is just right for me. Again, everyone has different preferences.


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I am sad to hear the evolution/encounter packs aren't doing well. I've felt they were really good. Your Red Dragon Evolution was my favorite. I prefer your red dragons over my Wizards of the Coast red dragons. Also, I've really been hoping for a green blue and black one, in that order of preference.

I've introduced one of my brothers to these miniatures and he has been getting them all, like me.

I hope sales pick up for you. I also wish WotC's set does well too, but I doubt I will be collecting theirs.

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Year of the Cylons...

Maybe they won't make it a "Year of the _______" this year and have a different phrase. Rise of the Machines?

Advent of the Iron Gods is the only serious guess I have at this time.

... and they have a plan.

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You are probably right Doug. He doesn't match my guess's description in

Spoiler:
The Blakrose Matrimony

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Spoiler:

I believe the guy on the left might be Tancred Desmire. Not sure about the other three.

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John Compton wrote:
This is correct. A boon will call out eidolons, animal companions, and the like if they apply for the benefits.

Thank you Walter Sheppard and John Compton.

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A player is trying to convince me that this boon from Siege of the Diamond City:

boon spoiler:
Siege–Hardened: You survived the Siege of Nerosyan, and you have learned some impressive tricks for fighting demons. You gain a +1 bonus on weapon damage rolls against creatures with the demon subtype. Before rolling a caster level check to overcome a demon’s spell resistance, you may cross this boon off your Chronicle sheet to gain a +3 bonus on the roll.

applies to his Eidolon, but I tell him I don't think it does because it says "you gain a bonus" not "you and your companion gain a bonus". I do not believe this applies to animal companions, summons, nor eidolons. He claims that in the case of a summoner, his eidolon is him because that is where all of his power is.

I've searched the boards, about boons for Siege of the Diamond City and can't seem to find any ruling on this.

Does anyone know where a Paizo representative has ruled on this situation?

Thanks.


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Kiba wrote:
Terek wrote:
How do you get sneak attack on a full attack action when you vanish? I thought it works like Invisibility and drops when you attack so only your first attack gets sneak attack, unless you use your helm of the stag on all extra attacks.

could you please link what you are talking about? this is the first im hearing of this and with helm of the stag, its only on the next ranged attack.

*edit* nevermind i found it,

well in that cause, just go to level 10 and grab the invisible blade trick, where vanish counts as greater invisibility

Helm of stag is a free action IIRC. You can burn more than one charge a round.


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How do you get sneak attack on a full attack action when you vanish? I thought it works like Invisibility and drops when you attack so only your first attack gets sneak attack, unless you use your helm of the stag on all extra attacks.

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Thanks Michael, I sent you a PM with my email address.

Sior, I am talking about the one Paizo gives you on the Event Coordinator page where you report it. Too many GMs don't print out a reporting sheet and those have the Event number already filled out.

Also, if someone doesn't include their character number with their PFS number, it can be a PAIN, to track them down to find their character number. I'd rather give them a reminder. Especially since they usually write down their character name not their name. How do I know who Revan Ravenloft is if the GM and I don't know the person? Especially if he is from out of state? I'd give a little help to reduce the number of times this occurs by putting in a visual reminder that there are two parts to the character number. I still have sessions from over a year ago that have not been fully reported and the people did not respond to my email so there is nothing I can do about it.

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I'm the event coordinator for a big event going on in a week, and I've noticed some stuff that would be nice to have on the default session sheets.

Now, I know it is too late for me to get these changes before that event but maybe this will help someone else or be around next time.

1) We need to have a spot to enter the scenario that was ran. In case we have an event that has more than one scenario available. I've seen GM's forget to write down what scenario they run at past events.

2) We need boxes for the GM's to check the possible victory conditions. I believe there are only 4 possible ones: A, B, C, and D. Or, we could just have a line to enter them in.

3) Do we still need Shadow Lodge and Lantern Lodge? Those could be removed.

4) We might want to have a '-' already entered or a separate entry for PFS# and character#. I've had too many people leave the character number off.

I am thinking of making some changes to my download for my event with those in and photo copying those changes.


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Draven Torakhan wrote:

I've got a mage in the party I'm running this for. Long-term player, knows to get scrolls, etc. He was wondering if there was a local mage he could buy items/scrolls/various and sundry from.

With Hunclay's death, is there anyone else who fits this bill?

If not, it's no big shakes.. the PC wizard has already figured 'well, if there isn't a resident wizard now, I'll take the spot.'

Here is how I am dealing with that.

Spoiler:

There is one level 5 caster in town, the alchemist Xemne of Degazi. I gave item creation feats to her.

Also if you look on page 59 on the city summary, there is info about some places with magic items for sale.


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How do we report the bonus chronicle? Since it gives a level and prestige, I will have players comment about it not showing up on their character log.


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Brocimus wrote:
danielc wrote:
Erik, do you still want specific photos of the more obvious problems? Things like large areas unpainted for example? Or the Orc Archer's assembly issues?
I'm curious. What's the issue with the orc archer?

For all of mine the bow was bent funny. I don't know if any one else had the same problem but every one in my case did.


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Kingdom of Drakkar (Originally called Realms), came out in 1984 had troglodytes. Which were lizard people in the game. Yes I know D&D came out before that. However it was owned by TSR which were incredibly sue happy from what I've heard.

Any fan who tried to have a fan page about D&D were given a cease and desist letter. The friendlier Wizards of the Coast didn't purchase TSR until 1997. Wizards of the Coast came out with D&D 3.0 and the OGL a few years later.

That being said, the fact that TSR didn't sue anyone doesn't prove that Hasbro might not. However if you do get sued, if you can prove that they have not been protecting their intellectual property then you have a case. Still it is better to not get sued and shovel a lot of money the lawyer's way to defend yourself. So staying away from gray areas is a wise decision, let others shovel money to lawyers to defend themselves.

Now back to the real topic at hand. Rathendar, a compiled list is a great idea. The only problem with putting it on the forums is it will keep getting buried, where could it be put so it is easily accessible for all who want to use it?


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Scribbling Rambler wrote:

"Demons Revisited" is a game book with the OGL printed in it. Game books are covered under the OGL.

The rules are much less clear for products like miniatures (or the novels, or the adventure card game). Paizo has been extremely conscientious about avoiding any OGL grey areas. If they were to put out an "official translation list", it would also dip their toes into that grey area.

EDIT: At the very least, they would probably have to put the OGL on any such list.... but that may imply they would have to put them on the boxes for the minis. Better to avoid all of that.

Far better that you just ask on the boards, and somebody can give you alternate names. Also, most of the names on the minis are either proper names of creatures in the set's AP, or alternate names used in Paizo products (ex Xulgath is the Troglodytes' name for themselves).

I didn't ask for it to be put on a box or in the box. All I am asking for is a simple faq. I am not a legal expert but I would think that if they could do the same thing in Demon's Revisited, they could possibly do it in a faq. The OGL can be put in that faq if necessary.

Thanks for mentioning Xulgath, I thought that was a named Troglodyte, I didn't think it was under the OGL because I have seen it in multiple things that did not reference D&D anywhere that came out well before the OGL existed. I had no idea that was what Paizo was calling them when they were being careful of the OGL. Which only emphasizes my point of the need for a faq of "alternate names for these creatures". The faq doesn't even have to mention the miniatures, like what Demon's Revisited did.

This was just a request to make it easier to use their miniatures with their own bestiaries.


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Mazra wrote:

Creature names copyrighted by Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro) unique to the Dungeons & Dragons brand can only be used through the Open Gaming License (OGL). You can't put the OGL info on a miniature, so Wizkids must use a name not under copyrights. At least this is how I understand it.

So the name Mummy is not a copyrighted name thus no foul. But the name Balor is unique to D&D. D&D was under restraints too and could not use the copyrighted name Balrog. It was licensed by some obscure author's estate. ;)

I can understand that people have to be careful with the OGL licensed monsters, but if they can't mention it even a FAQ, how could they mention it in Demon's Revisited?

I wasn't asking them to use the copyrighted name on the miniature, I was asking them to have a quick list of "A in the bestiary can also be called B". That way people who don't happen to know that "fire demon" is another name for Balor, and "serpent demon" is another name for Marilith. That way they know what monster in the bestiary is what miniature.


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Thank you so much for slowing it down. Having a full set two months after the last set was making me really nervous about being able to keep up with my collection.

While these miniatures are way better than wizards on almost every time. There are only a couple that I prefer from their set over yours.

One request though. Some of the miniatures have a name different from the bestiary when they aren't named creatures. For instance "Fire Demon" is a Balor. "Toad Demon" is a Hezroe. "Death Demon" is a Nabasu. Unless it is a named creature, could we possibly get a FAQ or download somewhere to list the conversion to the bestiary name? I only knew what the Death Demon was because I found it in the second page of Demon's Revisited. The reason being is when I prepare for a game I search my list of miniatures to see what I have that might be appropriate. If I see an alternate name I will definitely put that in my list as well so when I search for "Balor" I will find yours and Wizard's. I would definitely use yours over Wizards. It looks much better.

Thanks

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I absolutely love this. I've been telling my PFS friends that I don't intend to run modules as PFS sactioned because I've felt the modules are not balanced well for characters built using the PFS rules, plus if I run a module I want to tweak it as I see fit.

Now I can run modules for them and those who want PFS credit can get it. This is awesome Mr Compton and Paizo team!

I know the answer is most likely "no", but I do wish we could make all the old sanctioned modules allow campaign mode too. We wouldn't need a new chronicle sheet for those if you did allow it.

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Sweet, I hope the chronicles for Jade Regent come out next/soon. I've had my group on hold for a bit because of RL stuff that has finally subsided. Now I want to wait for the chronicles to come out so we can get credit for running it before starting.


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The chronicle will most likely say 2-4 because it is a level 3 module, but if you play a pregen (which all players will), it will need to say something to negate that rule for players to apply it to a PFS character before they are level 3 (well you could apply it to a level 1 character and just get 500 gold).


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Again, the chronicle is not out yet, unless it isn't linked here yet.

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