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RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Champion Voter, 7 Season Champion Voter, 8 Season Champion Voter, 9 Season Champion Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,750 posts (2,922 including aliases). 5 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 12 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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I should just give up on creating items and just work on editing them. 4/6 I worked on made the Top 32, another survived the 5th cull, and the 6th I DQed myself because he never swapped out a non-PRD requirement like I recommended.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Barely recognizable from the first rough (and only) draft I saw! Congrats!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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My favorite consumable (besides mine)!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Congrats! I really liked this odd little item. If there was a 0 level spell with the electricity descriptor on the PRD, you would have had a few less votes from me.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Brigg wrote:
I always save all fluff (if any) for the first paragraph, and all of it is spent describing the physical appearance of the item.

Ah, so that was your item...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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The real story behind the delay is due to what happened when the Top 36 voted items were revealed to the judges.

We, the voters, were entrusted with ensuring only the best items rose to the top of the list. We failed miserably.

When the Open Call judges saw the results this morning Owen had a panic attack, Amanda gnashed her teeth, and Neil fell into weeping. As for Victoria, poor Victoria, fell into a deep despair and offered her soul to Cthulhu because the nothingness he offered improved upon the horror of what we, the voters, had done to the glory of RPGSS...

Alternate Theory (No Judges Allowed!!!):
The Judges really hated the Top 32 and are taking the next day to pick 36 better items.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Uh, we had a slight forums malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now. We're nine. We're all nine here now, thank you. How are you?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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theheadkase wrote:
You're not champion yet Thomas...you're obviously wasting precious voting time with these musings! :p

On a more serious note, prepping for Pacificon and attending a Weird Al concert will eat into my voting time significantly. Okay, Weird Al isn't that serious...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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theheadkase wrote:
You're not champion yet Thomas...you're obviously wasting precious voting time with these musings! :p

You mean voting is only supposed to be waiting for the timer to expire and click on the one I think is the shiniest with no real thought involved?

I have been doing this wrong for years apparently...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Anyone else think they are hanging in there by just a thread?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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How did so many "make adventuring easy" items survive?

F the dungeon! We are heading straight to the dragon.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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The joke will be on us. The final cull will leave only 100 items...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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When I first saw "Star Voter 1", I was wondering if there was going to be Star Voter 2, 3, 4 and the same for Marathon as a way of tracking how many votes were needed to the next step.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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enderxenocide0 wrote:
What I've heard in a number of posts (and the "racking wine" analogy you wrote, Feros) leads me to believe there's a genetic algorithm (maybe truncated selection method?) being used for the voting. That sound accurate? Or am I way off base?

I think they are using something called the Accordion Method with Schulz beating Pat...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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I don't care to have the schedule posted. But I already feel voting goes down after the first 2-3 days after a cull, until the next cull happens. Or when they see their item. Or their item is posted to the tracking sheet.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Rich Malena wrote:

Going against the grain here... but, I'm a teacher. And if my unique little snowflakes don't indent their paragraphs, but include outstanding thesis statements, I'm still going to give them a high grade. Maybe not the highest, but still.

I like to see a good template. I want to see all the pieces in the right place. I don't like it when important things—like construction requirements!—are missing, but I'm not going to instantly downvote a template problem.

Not saying it is an auto-down vote, just 30% of the grade.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Once you hit Champion voter, your item is auto-culled...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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F U game economy and WBL!!!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Clay Clouser wrote:
It appears quite helpful and may be prized by very very good designers.

Additionally, it appears mundane and it's true power can only be recognized by high level editors.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Curaigh wrote:
& if one of them ends up in the Top 32, the powers that be can check for patterns in their voting such as botting votes would produce. :)

I am paranoid enough to believe they just delete our items... Dons a tin foil hat.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Why are they not in any order? WHY???

Please! Alphabetical, by judge round, by height, anything!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Chris Shaeffer wrote:

Okay, I'm going to post my first snark:

Designers, stop saying that your item "appears" to look like what it is. It seriously weakens the impact you are trying to create. Instead of "This blade appears to be slimy" say "A glistening ooze sloughs thickly from the surface of this blade".

Furthermore, stop relying on visual description alone! We have at least four other senses to titillate that most items barely cover. A tactile or auditory description can be really powerful.

What about scent? Flower scented items get a bonus point from me!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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I am just saying that is a very open ended disqualification...

I has riled up the mob!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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As always, I regret voting before the first cull...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Also, the number of joke items seems to be bigger this year, but so is the percentage of joke items worth voting on.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Breaks between paragraphs don't bother me, but wall-o-text items do.

Starting to look harder at what is on the PRD and what is not, 5 more DQs to the list, up to 30.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Please use text formatting and follow the magic item layout in the Core Rulebook. I won't vote for you unless you are against a DQ item.

17 DQ worthy items...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Johannes Gutenberg wrote:
Eric Morton wrote:
Template Fu wrote:
I promise to stop feeding on template errors if I get in Top 32! :P
You're more correct than you know. Once you make the Top 32, the system prevents you from posting under aliases in the Superstar forums. Template Fu will no longer exist here.
That alone is enough to make me question the advisability of me making the top 32. One of my few redeeming qualities is my willingness to hide behind other identities. That way, nobody has to put up with me for overly long.

Just image how silly your posts will appear when all your aliases revert to your real name and you have 20 posts on a page.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Feros wrote:

OK, so if I'm reading this thread right:

We need a twerking apparatus of torc torqueing covered in runes constructed of decorative filigree which adjusts any torqued torc to cause the wearer to vomit gore.

Is that about right?

I think causing the wearer to bleed infected blood and giving the wearer an explosive diarrhea attack that makes any creature within 30 feet nauseous and the target themselves vomit, is better than the wearer just vomiting gore.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Neil Spicer wrote:

Every year, there are people who don't read the directions or rules for the contest and they submit items over word count. Sadly, those submissions have to be rejected, but it's a learning experience for next year. Adam and I have flagged them in the judges' forum for the web team to remove ahead of the public vote (along with any others we notice have violated the rules). If it's any solace, though, 378 words doesn't even come close to the highest word count we've seen.

Spoiler:
That was over 3K. O_O

I kinda want to see that one and bask in it's word count. Wondering it its one of those items that levels up or something that comes in multiple varieties.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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The over word count items are removed before voting opens. Either they have a tool for it or the judges can see word counts for removal.

If your item is under 300 words, but you got creative with your lack of spaces or failure to include parts of the template, I will find and report your item. I have found a bunch every year and expect to find more this year.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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ChrisLKimball wrote:
I think I picked something that is innocuous enough and theming fitting to my item that it shouldn't really be a problem, although that is I guess for the masses to decide, but yes I have read Sean's rules, and agree with mechaPoet's assessment. Although I almost broke the no vomiting rule! Which seems out of date now that we have spells like "vomit swarm"

So if there is only 1 item that uses a monster ability, we know that is your item and it is no longer anonymous...

While it isn't breaking the no vomiting advice (not a rule), breaking anonymity is breaking a contest rule.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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I am looking forward to seeing the number of disqualifications this year due to people not reading the rules (as always)...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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I would like a goblins cartoon of the likes that would be shown on Adult Swim. 12 minutes of pure insanity followed by Robot Chicken would do nicely.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
The contest does not assume you need to take time off to accomplish this task in 16 days. If you do need time off to do that, you are very unlikely to succeed in writing a 64-page adventure if you win, unless you can quit your job for months.

I thought everyone took time off just to vote...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Which of the following is correct for an item with a negligible weight?

a) -

b) –

c) —

d) 0 lbs.

Answer:
c) — [the em-dash]

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Jacob W. Michaels wrote:
Not sure I like that voting is the sole determinant of the Top 32. I think that allows things that could be overpowered to get in, but I guess we'll hope voters do the right thing.

Agreed!

Feros wrote:
The voter selection is of concern. I have always thought that one of the great advantages of the contest has been the selection by experienced designers from a large pool a good way of ensuring that talented designers rather than popular ones get in the door. Some things that get a large number of votes aren't necessarily well designed or even very original ideas.

More agreeance!

Many bad ideas received a lot of votes on the last couple years of voting share threads. Some top vote receivers were rehashes of prior year items (Top 32 ones at that), didn't use rules properly, and some were over 9000.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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Ugh... So this is how they decided to cull the Champion Voters...

I liked winter because of the slow work schedule and easy to get time off. This time of year, not so much.

Good luck to all the entrants! Dazzle me!

EDIT: Beginning of the school year as well. Sorry kids/college students.

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Well there goes about 1/3 of the Paizo blogs I read. They will be missed! As long as the Battles blogs hang about, I should be okay.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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Why don't blog posts have an add as favorite button?

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I remember someone mentioned in the psychic magic there would be a spell for telepathy. Does telepathy create a link via the esoteric planes to bypass the normal restrictions to magic being blocked by tick metal, stone, etc?

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Gary Teter wrote:
When do you delete the dead from your address book?

After you send the flowers.

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
I really hope they find room for an Occult Vigilante.

100% this! I have a few decent ideas for at least 3 of the occult classes to tie into the vigilant all based on old B&W movies.

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master_marshmallow wrote:

It has the same chassis as the expert, I don't think that's an accident.

If it goes to full BAB in vigilante mode, then we will have a very interesting class.

Jason said that most likely the martial vigilante would have a full BAB, but the rest are 3/4 BAB.

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James, thanks again for the great panels during the convention. I attended the cartography seminar on a whim and was surprised by how much I took away from that panel.

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So James, we were talking about Sivanah and her different veils. You seemed pretty sure when you mentioned [REDACTED] as one of the races, but I think you meant aranea instead. I was thinking a little and it seems that the majority of the races represented by her veils have undergone transformations. Humans by the aboleths, elves can change to match environment, gnomes from leaving the First World, and the aranea can transform themselves. Halflngs seem like they are adept at social transformations, but that may be a stretch. And the [REDACTED] had a major transformation in their past as well.

Are the races represented by her veils due to the changes they have had?


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I blame Cosmo for ruining PaizoCon with the cancellation of a highly anticipated adventure!

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James, what is your favored bit of awesome from Unchained? I like the consolidated skill list + background skills the most. The redone classes are a close second.

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Are you aware other publishers are stealing your logos?

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