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Any chance for a true Rage button or perhaps Favored Enemy?
Yes, that was what I was talking about. I guess I could edit the macro so it at least uses the token name or something.
I'll let you know if I have any more suggestions. How's the Power Attack/Deadly Aim/etc. coming?
There was a hint that Erastil wasn't necessarily a male chauvinist religion. Surely, the religion isn't against women, but it's implied by supportive material in Kingmaker that the church of Erastil places men over women. In one of the Pathfinder Chronicles book detailing the Pathfinder Society, there is a cleric of Erastil who is a woman that apparently discovered some ruins that the church wasn't always like this and in fact differed to women instead of men. Can you elaborate more on this or just leave it as a mystery?
Just to give you some more info:
One, the output of the NPCs for attack rolls is different in format to the output of PCs (I know this is probably because the rolls are secret rolls but is it possible to keep the impersonation?)
Two, the NPCs skill, cmd, and save rolls are still seen by players.
Three, my players would really like the Health to remain hidden so they don't know the HP of the monsters and how far down except by description. Could there be another health button that does not do that or perhaps does not do that for NPCs?
Four, any word on the Power Attack, Rage, etc. changes?
James Jacobs wrote:
Totally want this game! TAKE MY MONEY!
Also, is it possible to get to Rovagug's Cage/Prison by the Darklands?
Will the Darklands ever be mapped out completely or just be left up to the GM? Anything else hidden in the depths of the world? The ancient watery kingdom of Aboleths perhaps?
No prob! BTW, the issue ended up being that Bodhizen was using MapTool b88, which Is Known to be broken. b87 is the version that TokenLab supports.
I was actually going to ask that next. :P
I understand your hesitation to hard code ammunition. It's not a huge deal. I think it might surprise my players in game when they declare an attack and the macro tells them they are out. OH NOES! Lol.
Anyway, thanks, and looking forward to more updates ie Rage / Power Attack or Deadly Aim / etc.
Are the tokens set to use the correct macro properties?
I know that you don't actually get the full stats on your char sheet button. Is that what you're talking about?
Or are you unable to get the macros to show in the selection window?
1) Are you using the test campaign for testing purposes?
2) Are you importing the macro properties?
3) Is the TokenLib token on your map?
Hmmm, well. A Crossbow is only ever going to use bolts. Is there a way in the attack macro to look for a property with the name "Bolt's Crossbow"?
What value changes when you go into Basic Resources and click the up/down button for Crossbow Bolts?
Is there a way to reference that instead and increment ie do what the up button does?
Fox, can you describe how you see the longbow increment thing described above working?
Thanks for fixing the Crit Confirmations!
Basically, if the longbow attack button is used, do a simple if statement (possible in Maptools I assume) to increment the used number of arrows under Basic Resources...if possible.
I mean there are other things to consider like what if the person is using Manyshot/Rapid Shot/Deadly Aim/etc.
For now, I'm able to say, mark it in your resources, just saying it would be nice to have the token keep track of that for you and VERY surprising when all of a sudden you try using your longbow only to find you are out of arrows!
So when the Longbow Attack Button is pressed:
If (Used Arrows not equal to Total Arrows) - Fire Longbow and Increment Used Arrows
Once you can get feats to function you would make it more complex but that's the basic thought process.
I'd also still allow the player to manage this in Basic Resources as well.
Hmmm, it says unknown library Lib: TokenLab despite the fact that spell reference, feats, traits, abilities work.
Also, is it possible to set the rolls for NPCs to be secret rolls? I know the cheap way is just to add /self, but it'd be nice if setting a token to NPC makes the rolls secret. Also, not having the health bar appear for the NPCs would be nice save for the bloody condition. Always liked the bloody condition.
EDIT 1: Ah-ha, have to copy over your Lib token from your default campaign. That works for ammo. Is it possible to have a ranged attack like longbow increment used arrows? It's cool otherwise, thanks for letting me know.
EDIT 2: Also, I've always run with confirmation rolls when it comes to crit and fails. I've noticed that when a crit is made it rolls the damage twice but keeps the same result. Is it possible to get it to actually roll and not do that?
James Jacobs wrote:
Ach! I love Second Darkness~! Do I need to buy the books again to make that point? I'd love for a reprint with Pathfinder rules~! Perhaps I just had so much fun with my group, but it was run very well.
Thank you! I'm glad you're considering it. Thanks for the great work!
EDIT: It worked! Thanks for the patch. It just confused me because I didn't know which token was which until I realized it was in alphabetical order.
And as another idea, can you track ranged attacks ie ammo? If not, that's fine just wondering if that is in the xml file.
Sorry for the late response! I've patched this, it should be fine now.
Thanks for patching it!
Just some questions for you though.
1) Having some problems getting Two-Weapon Fighting to be put on the token. Is there an easy way to set that up?
2) A barbarian in the party would very much like a way to just macro rage and change subsequent rolls on the fly. For now, we're just using the temp macro, but is there a way to make special abilities like rage register for the token?
3) Power Attack and Vital Attack, if you have the feat, is would it be possible to create a macro for it in the converter?
I know it might sound like these are lazy things, but I'm not familiar with working in the macros for Maptools. I find this to save a lot of time for my players as well as myself for making monsters. Thanks for all the hard work.
Shadows can also move into walls and such. Mine tended to stay underneath me in the ground until I needed it. I believe there is a way to unsummon, just need a fort save though.
Ah yes, here it is.
"If a shadow companion is destroyed, or the shadowdancer chooses to dismiss it, the shadowdancer must attempt a DC 15 Fortitude save. If the saving throw fails, the shadowdancer gains one permanent negative level. A successful saving throw avoids this negative level. A destroyed or dismissed shadow companion cannot be replaced for 30 days."
The Cold Rider was introduced in the Carnival of Tears module, and yes, they do have stuff to do with the cold fey in Irrisen.
Most likely, this won't be a big deal in your games since those PCs that use UMD will try to raise it pretty high so they can only fail on a 1, and NPCs will usually have the ability to cast the spell themselves or have a high UMD. The rules do not state it, but I might rule the 10 or more or maybe on top of rolling a 1 (which also has that not being able to use the wand the rest of the day thing btw).
I'm actually running a game which used the "Into the Haunted Forest" module and changed the Breastplate of Fire at the end into an Ironwood Breastplate instead (Druids with metal breastplates what!?). Basically, I treat it like mithril pretty much, and it most certainly could be enchanted...if they knew what it was enchanted with ;)
Yes, it can. Channel Negative Energy can heal all types of undead.
Thus Channel Energy does both damage and heal, and since some balance is needed, Channel Energy does full damage/heal to those in the area. Selective Channeling allows you to target creatures you want to opt out.
You wouldn't want an evil cleric to be able to keep all his incorporeal minions up with 1 channel vs a good cleric who could only do half with 1, kind of silly.
James Jacobs wrote:
So glad for more fey! I was hoping for some mid-higher level ones. Here's hoping!
What is your prefered maximum character level that you like to play to in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game?
Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:
I am pretty surprised at the high support for Epic as well. Part of why I created the poll was to confirm if "Epic Supporters" were part of a minority. I suspected they were. I sort of felt that with Pathfinder's changes to the 3.5 system that after level 15 you were pretty much epic already. Apparently some people just can't get enough power :)
I mostly want epic rules for the many epic level villains in Golarion that I want to use in my games. Tar-Baphon, Geb, Baba Yaga, etc.
James Jacobs wrote:
I would like to add to that interest!
Also, by far, this is my favorite thread.
Thanks for being so helpful.
Blue Star wrote:
I will say I had a tough time, but first, I went for Shadowdancer (so my steps are out of order :P ), which you can get at level 6. Hide in Plain Sight really helps since as a rogue you should be the skill monkey and put as many points into stealth as possible. This means you can do a fairly decent job of stealthing around and hitting enemies in blind spots (combine with acrobatics if necessary). Find a way to get yourself into flanks with your allies. Always a good thing to keep in mind.
Then get enough levels in Shadowdancer to get a Shadow (awesome companion). Level up in Rogue for your Advanced Rogue Talent, and you are golden.
Now another thing to realize that a lot of people are forgetting is that rogues are not made to be a damage class. They are skill monkeys, trap finders, and all around flank buddy. They can deal out some heavy damage if they can get the rolls and have sneak attack. There are also various builds like someone can be a str rogue if they want to be more of a brute. Either way, the rogue isn't meant to be hitting like a barbarian, fighter, cavalier, eidolon, etc. However, they are good for distractions and keeping people locked down.
One of my best experiences as a rogue/shadowdancer was the final encounter in Second Darkness, where I locked down the final boss while my companions dealt with the minions in the room. There was no way we could deal with that boss while the minions were up, so I took the liberty of being the fall guy and keeping the boss distracted. Funny thing though was the shadow was killing the boss :P Forced the boss to retreat and come back later haha!
I think Rogue is fine. If you're looking for a heavy hitting rogue, fourth edition is a good choice. Not saying don't play PF, btw. I'm just saying if Paizo wanted Rogues to be heavy hitters, I think they would have designed them that way. And besides that, I've had my fun with rogues! They are awesome!
EDIT: But if the GM and players agree to change a class, it's their game as well. Always remember to have fun!
Hello again, sir!
Couple more questions for you.
My group is playing a game in Andoran and following all of the Falcon's Hollow modules for now, and they are about to finish Hungry are the Dead and about to find out about the seals used to keep the Whispering Tyrant locked away. Since it isn't mentioned explicitly, I was wondering where the other seals might be located. I'm actually quite surprised that one of the seals is in Andoran of all places and not near Lastwall or Ustalav. It would be helpful if there are more in Andoran, perhaps in the Candlestone Caverns? the Also, did you have an idea for how the Night of Silver Blood went down in Olfden? That was the night the werewolves of Arthfell Forest attacked Olfden for three nights and were immune to silver weapons until they all started dying from the failed ritual. How did the Shadow Pack druids come to find out about this ritual?
Heyo Pathfinder peeps!
I've been running a game on JTV called the Quest for Hickory Dunger:
I'm a bit stuck as to how to proceed with one of my player's background. He was a part of the ShadowPack Druids in Arthfell, and I've been hoping for more Andoran stuff to flesh out an encounter with the werewolves in Arthfell. Unfortunately, not yet. So, I'm looking to you peeps to help me flesh out more about the werewolves of Arthfell.
Ideas I'm experimenting with:
1) Small "Tribes" of werewolves run by shadowpack druids to keep them secret and safe as their numbers increase.
EDIT: Also! They are about to finish Hungry are the Dead! That means there needs to be other places where the Shining Crusade hid their arcane seals trapping the Whispering Tyrant. Any possible hotspots that might be cool to do? Perhaps having to do with Runelords? Fangwood?
I've been going over the First Worlder, and I still think more fey should be added to the Summon Nature's Ally spell for it.
Do you agree?
If so, what fey would you add?
EDIT: Also, Moonlight Summons and Sunlight Summons kind of negates the benefits of Starlight Summons, was that intentional? Are we supposed to only really choose one of those feats or take them all?
Hello again, sir.
I was building a summoner akin to either a "Dragon Rider" or "Falcor" style Eidolon, and was working on a quadruped with pounce that could fly.
In order to do a Flying Pounce that would allow the Eidolon to move past without provoking an AoO, would I have to have the Eidolon get Flyby Attack and the summoner get Ride-By Attack or can I just get Ride-By Attack?
I have perused the playtest of the advanced races, and I came to an interesting thought that came up in my group's last play session. You see, my players have a tendency to die...a few times. The Druid keeps at least one Reincarnate with the material components ready in case one of them should fall.
Now, our Half-Elf Paladin fell in battle last game, and we spun the wheel of fate. Turns up Orc, which absolutely thrilled the Dwarf :P
Now, we were quickly converting the character, and Str, Dex, and Con depend on the new body. Racial stat adjustments change to affect the physical stats, but there is no mention of the mental stats other than the player still has all knowledge/skills from his previous life. Despite the spell stating the racial adjustments change, my players fought me on that technicality that the Paladin's mental stats shouldn't change, and thus the paladin keeps his mental scores and adds a +4 str to his character. I wasn't fully alright with this and decided I would ask on the boards about this, and we continued with the Paladin having a +4 bonus to his Str.
However, we ran into another problem when we were trying to decide what racial traits should change. It doesn't make sense that he keeps his Half-Elf abilities, and we roughly decided to use 3.5's system of genetic and culture traits.
Low-Light vs Darkvision: Obviously Darkvision (Genetic)
I know this has been long coming, but this is a 2 part question. Will there be a distinction between cultural and genetic racial traits in the Advanced Race Guide? Also, does the Paladin's mental stats get adjusted accordingly with the full Orc adjustment (+4 str, -2 int, -2 wis, -2 cha)?
I run a pathfinder game using all the Darkmoon Vale/Andoran modules I can find. Right now, we're on Hungry Are The Dead.
Be careful if one or more of the party gets kissed, this puts a stricter time limit on getting back to town as they only have 24 hours before they become a varghoul.
The Forge Spurned is okay, but he's too strong if you have the Hellcat fight with him. Still, my party had an easy time with him. Might consider making him a bit tougher if he's alone. Maybe threaten Kreed's kid.
Jekkajak was FUN! He color sprayed the whole party and pretty much TPKed them if they hadn't saved that monster in a previous room.
I would make Kerrdremek a true cleric. There were times the party would have benefited more from that. That's also because my party was able to befriend the Kobolds.
Jeva is the BEST! She waited til they were knee deep in the dungeon and separated the ranger from the party and attempted to kill him. She didn't succeed, but that's because the player was very paranoid when the little orphan girl somehow surviving in the wilds wants to go into a dangerous dungeon...ya, I might try to make this seem more plausible.
I also buffed a lot of the Kobolds because a lot of the fights were way too easy. It's fine if the fight is easy, but making the combat rounds virtually worthless because they can't hit anyone in the party is too easy. Some HP should be lost and spells cast.
For other help, I found d20pfsrd to be beneficial. Still needs to be tinkered with, but a good starting point.
I find that I appreciate the house rule where the DC is the same as the check in the book, but it only gets you basic information as to what the creature is. If you best the DC by 5 or a multiple of 5, you can ask questions about the creature and the GM will answer them in what they determine is the best way.
For example, I can ask how good is that kobold's sight, and the GM may answer that they don't see well in bright light (light sensitivity) and see better in darkness (darkvision) and that they seem to not excel at picking things out (low perception).
Oh, I have plans for Baba Yaga and Tar-Baphon in my Falcon's Hollow campaign...and maybe a tie-in to Geb and Nex through the Tar-Baphon lore. We shall see *devilish grin*
Considering the other possible Arcana options, I don't see many chosing Concentrate as written. If it's got to be a 'once per day' ability I'd say make it an 'auto-success' once per day - quicker, easier, and hardly game-breaking. Or go the other way and make it a flat +4 bonus on the check all the time (or maybe a '+4 bonus as long as you have at least 1 point left in your arcane pool' sort of a thing).
I was just reading this, and I agree that it should just be a flat-out +4 bonus on Concentrate checks. My experience has most players know exactly what they need to roll in order to succeed on Concentrate checks, so if they see a low roll, they don't have to wait for the DM to ask if they want to reroll with a +4 bonus. They'll just immediately do it.
The other way is for the DM to secretly make the Concentrate checks, but that takes the dice out of the players' hands. I find most players don't like this save for story elements, not to mention the DM has enough to worry about. But should this work out, the player would more than likely just take the second roll anyway since it adds a +4 bonus to the roll.
Either way, a flat +4 bonus that stacks with other feats/etc. works well and makes sense for a melee combat oriented spellcaster like the Magus.
Ah yes, another one bites the dust. You may recall in my last post that a certain elf named Jimmy died. Well I forgot to mention that Jimmy had a friend named Jim...I know.../sigh. Jim is a paladin of Iomedae and was the player's original character when he started, but the player wished to switch over to a ranger around The Infernal Syndrome. With the elven ranger dead, it was time for Jim to make a triumphant return...only to be stabbed to death in his sleep...
Oh yes. Even while combat rang out in the halls, Jim found himself unable to wake up from his blissful rest. I'm sure he was dreaming of Iomedae right before a thief sliced his throat open. No, I wasn't evil. We had him roll like 4 times for perception while the battle went on. He just could never roll more than a 3 for some reason, and hearing through a wall while a sneaky rogue tiptoes into your bedroom apparently is very hard for him.
Got another couple of deaths for you ;)
Adventure: Mother of Flies
EPIC!!! Spoilers abound!:
Oh boy! This match was quite interesting. The fight started with the pathfinder savant in our group flying down the hole only to be nearly incinerated by lightning from his energy blast. Luckily, he managed to dodge the blast and flew back up. However, the elven ranger, Jimmy, decided to be epic and jump the 50 feet into the treasury...
So he makes an acrobatics check and succeeds to make one 10ft increment into nonlethal damage and willingly jumping negated another 10ft. He took 3d6 lethal and 1d6 nonlethal damage in the fall, but in the process, we allowed him to do a charge while falling. He manages to crit and does over 40 damage (two weapon fighting ranger fyi).
Fun! So the next person was our mystic theurge. The theurge did not do well on the knowledge check on the Calikang and casts a fireball in the room. The Calikang's SR negates and heals the monster and restores his energy blast. ("IMMAH FIRING MAH LAZOR!!!"). The next turn is the Calikang, full-attacks the ranger lying prone. Hits with all but 1 attack. Over 12d6 damage (not to mention a confirmed crit), we didn't even have to do the fort save for the stagger because at the end of the turn, the ranger was dead!
The theurge then says the party should hold off and plan...while the fast healing ticks on the Calikang. The plan wasn't really discussed at all, and basically is the theurge casting bless then diving into the room with his boots of levitation, halting him at the lip of the hole. This triggers the Calikang's readied action to energy blast, and the theurge blocks with the emergency force sphere from the Cheliax Companion. Sadly, we didn't roll damage for it, but basically, the party ends up lying on top of the force sphere. The theurge dismisses the spell and the two melee fall into the room (both granted charges, but also provoking AoO). The AoO lands on the fighter/hk. They deal a bit of damage, but the Calikang's turn is immediately after the Theurge...Full-Attack, fighter/hk. 2 crits with the longsword, all other attacks hit...102 damage in one turn. Dead fighter.
By this point the party was REALLY getting scared, but the pathfinder savant flies into the room and saves the day with an awesome Slow spell. The living monolith then solos the Calikang and defeats it. Most epic fight in Walcourt ever...sadly Ilnerik fell like a chump...:(
I was looking at the Hill giant stats for the seige encounter and discovered that it does 1d8 + str with a hurled rock. Then I read rock throwing and it said that it does 2x the slam damage. Is this an error?
That's more than likely an error. Follow what Rock Throwing says.
My party went straight for the Dark Folk and Stiglor, rolled horrible on reinforcements. If they get Fmugwha and the Bloodcaps, that camp is enough to finish the battle.
Any ruling on that morale effect from Ilnerik? I would imagine that it works since it's in his Tactics. Perhaps an ability from the Totemrix?