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RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Champion Voter, 2014 Champion Voter, 2015 Champion Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,600 posts (2,771 including aliases). 5 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 12 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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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.

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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...

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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]

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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.

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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.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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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.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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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!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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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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Breaking Dinosaur News: The brontosaurus is back!

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Slimeslurpers - In a collapsed Azlanti tower near the edge of the wood, resides a Colossal slug. The slug is unable to climb the perfectly smooth walls of the tower's basement to escape. The slug consumed something in the basement that has enabled it to grow to such a size and has altered its chemistry, so that the its slime is a sedative.

The first goblins to come upon the tower tried to eat the from the living slug, but fell asleep after a few ferocious bites. The rest of the tribe watched while the slug ate them. Now, the tribe makes sacrifices to the slug and harvests its slime. The tribe holds drinking contests to see who can drink the most slime before succumbing to its effects and they have created poisons that put their victims to sleep.

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James, is this horrorific pie for you?.

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Congrats Monica! Now get to work!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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Kajehase wrote:
Flumps are almost real.

Kinda reminds me of a metroid...

Adam, do you think metroids and flumphs are related?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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James, is a pre-Earthfall map of Golarion available somewhere? What about pre-death of Aroden? I think both would be pretty cool to have. I was a little upset that Lost Kingdoms didn't have a better map.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

James,

If you could change anything about Tower of Life and Tomb of Death, would you? And what would that be?

I have no idea what you're asking about.

It was a little tiny thing you had a design credit on for FR in 3E.

James, how many number of different published items have you worked on (estimated)? About how many hours in those projects (estimated)? Do you have an eidetic memory and remember all of it?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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James, whose idea was it to sneak partial origin stories for Amiri and Seelah into the newest PF comics? Pretty cool!

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Galdur XXI wrote:
It's not like you can even pronounce that other guy's name! :)

Just say the word "cur" and start chocking at the end...

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I enjoy the dimmix, fits in great for a Darklands adventure! I also really like sandbox style games when GMing as it feels like less of a railroad the PCs are tied to. But the timer kind of ruins the sandbox possibilities. My favorite of the submissions. Best of luck!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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Why does the impervious magic weapon special quality cost 3,000 gp, but the impervious magic armor/shield quality require a +1 bonus? They are pretty much exactly the same otherwise. While an impervious weapon has a much higher cost if impervious is the only quality added to the weapon, the impervious quality for the armor/shield makes the item more expensive in the long run due to using up one of the enhancement bonuses.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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Great author! I am going to miss his humour.

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Dinosaur spotted in FL! How much would you pay for a ride on it?

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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James, what percentage of questions on this thread:

a) Can be found in the Inner Sea World Guide or on the Pathfinderwiki?

b) Belong in the rules forums?

c) Should be asked to the player's GM instead of you?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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Yay for the female dwarf! I like that interpretation of the art from the NPC Codex. Plus female minis of the non-human races are great.

Another white gnome? C'mon, you can make gnomes more diverse you know?

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I saw the blog post about the female dwarf fighter and was blown away. I would like to see more even more diversity among the minis. And not just gender, but race as well. And not just for the human minis, most of the non-human races have varying skin tones, but are usually presented as white.

Half-Elves = Half-elves from a non-white human parent should have various skin tones. (I have a Vudrani half-elf in PFS)

Dwarves = Ouat and Pahmet

Elves = Ekujae, Mordant Spire, and snowcaster.

Gnomes = Non-white skin tones (e.g. "vibrant colors" ISWG or "floral pink" CRB). Maybe a few Bleached as well? Frankly, I have found most gnome minis to be nearly indistinguishable from halflings besides hair color.

Halflings = I thought they were supposed to be predominantly a "rich cinnamon color" for their skin? Also, need more halfling minis in general.

The NPC Codex shows most of the variations above and I would like to see minis to match the diversity shown in that product.

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Garrett Guillotte wrote:
R Pickard wrote:
maybe I miss something, but it really feels like this contest doesn't get marketed much after the open call and Top 32 announcement
This, really, and I'd say it doesn't get marketed much then either. If you're not a regular at paizo.com, you'd barely know this contest existed. Nothing in the FLGSs, nothing at PFS unless VOs mention it on their own. Superstar needs a street team.

I know a few people that I had talked to after last year that were going to enter this year, but missed the announcement. Not everyone is glued to Facebook or reads the weekly email. I don't read the emails from Paizo unless they have an order number attached. The emails with the standard title get resigned to the trash.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Matthew Shelton wrote:

What would happen if an Wyrwood, Android, or intelligent magic item attempted the Test of the Starstone? Could they attempt it with any chance of success? Could any or all of these become deities if they succeeded? What would a wyrwood, android, or intelligent magic-item deity be like?

Whatever the author of that story/adventure WANTED to happen. You don't have to be a human to pass the test of the Starstone.

James, are you hinting that Norgorber is actually 3 halflings (or halfling deities) pretending to be a single deity?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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I would like to see a map showing the trade routes of Golarion. Both above and below ground.

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Hip, Hip, Hooray!


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Freabic slowly backed into the cave, keeping an eye out to make sure he was not followed. He quickly raced to his secret place after one last scan of the area. A place he dared not share with the rest of the Birdcrunch tribe. If they ever found it, they would discover his deviancy and would surely punish him.

At last he came to a small side tunnel marked with a bit of soot. He squirmed into the tight passage carefully, holding a bent and twisted lantern away from his body. The mangled piece of refuse served to hold the few embers he stole from a bugbear's fire on the Devil's Platter. With these embers, he would wallow in an act his tribe deemed unnatural.

He finally came to his journey's end. A quick glance confirmed that no one had been here. His pile of wood and the cage had not been moved, and the ashes of his last obscene act were undisturbed. He carefully set down the lantern and began creating a new pyre. He left a small opening at the bottom leading to the small hollow stuffed with dried grass.

He carefully used a fire blackened spoon to place the embers inside the pyre. He stoked the fire with his soft and slow exhalations. The flames were mesmerizing as they curled and flickered in the darkness of the cave. Oranges and reds beyond counting captured his imagination. He could feel the heat beginning to build in the burgeoning pyre. He could feel his pulse racing as he turned to the cage. He slowly opened the latch and reached inside. He gently cupped the bird in his hand and pulled it out. With a quick snap, he broke the birds neck.

Not content to eat the bird raw like so many of his tribe, he wanted the taste of savory cooked meat. Quickly he plucked off the feathers and placed the bird on a spit, slowly turning it. He could barely contain himself when the glorious smell of roast meat wafted into his nostrils. The sizzle of fat dripping into the fire served to only increase his desire.

Finally, the bird looked finished and he gently pulled it towards him. The sublime scent tickled his nose as he softly blew to cool it off. A small trail of saliva made its way down his chin as he slowly placed the meat in his mouth. Quickly, he devoured his meal; crunching bones, rending flesh, and sucking marrow.

His deviancy complete, he lay down and went to sleep. Dreams of bigger fires and even larger roast birds filled his dreams...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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James, do any other planes have extensive underground areas? If so, which ones?

I was mostly wondering if the First World had one and what some of its characteristics might be?

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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
I wrote a 120,000 manuscript under a contract in 1998. It still hasn't been published. I can't even find the publisher or my editor anymore. But it could, in theory, be published any day now...

Thanks for cheering me up about a 11,000 word project disappearing... Makes me feel about 92% better as a matter of fact.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Which is a good thing, considering what Aklo can do!

I am intrigued. James, what are you alluding to?

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Why isn't it Tuesday the 24th of February 2015, 1400 PST yet?


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Pathfire wrote:

I made a lvl infinity character called the creator, who has an 1000 in every score, and his skills are +2500 in all skills, and his BAB is +1000, and his weapon is a +infinity greatclub and a +1nfinity composite longbow, and all special abilities and feats, and is every single race, and is larger than collossal, and has a 3500 to fort, reflex, and will saves, and has a 2000 cmd, and a +1500 cmb, and a 1530 AC and all spells, and he can make 200 attacks every round(spells included), and is pretty much the beastest beast there is in pathfinder.

Would anyone EVER face this guy?

Just hope he doesn't fall in lava and die.

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James, can you use your pull to get more racial colorations and subtypes in the upcoming miniatures sets? Ekujae, Mordant Spire and snowcaster elves, Ouat and Pahmet dwarves, bleaching and non-white (e.g. "vibrant colors" ISWG or "floral pink" CRB) gnomes, or half-elves with a non-white human parentage (purely selfish as I have a Vudrani half-elf in PFS) for an example few variations. Frankly, I have found gnome minis to be nearly indistinguishable from most halflings.

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Nickolas Floyd wrote:
Eremite Rod wordery

Thanks for the insights! Maybe you should be an editor...

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I am a numbers guy. While I really don't care what the Top 100 items were, I would like to see a post about the voting numbers with the following things:

  • Number of votes cast (rounded to nearest 10k).
  • Number of voter tags broken down by category.
  • Total number of votes cast by each category (possible?).
  • I would like to know after which item number there was a clear drop in votes per item. Like Top 89 of first public voting year.
  • While it would be nice to know the total number of submissions, I know that number is never released.
  • Percentage of submissions disqualified (curiosity).
  • Did any items not get voted up (without listing name)?

2013 Voting Blog

2014 Voting Blog

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Good thing I didn't make it to the map round. I seriously was going to write filigree repeatedly in cursive around the outside edge of the map using a gold sparkle marker. Can't wait to see what the maps!

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These were just my thoughts during voting:

SPANWHAMMER - Not good form to edit your item before posting it! (-10 cool points) Or edit it after people point out flaws! (-20 integrity points) History = down-check. Didn't like mechanics. Don't capitalize all of the name. Didn't like name. Minor formatting errors. Price/cost incorrect.

Blood Magic Dagger - Didn't like the mechanics. Formatting errors. Underpriced.

Stormcrow Tomahawk – Boring ability, not Superstar. Formatting issues. Price/cost incorrect.

Tormentor – Loved the description, but has mechanical issues. Formatting issues. Price/cost incorrect.

Staff of the Imperials – Should not have been a staff, but just a magic weapon. Mechanical and formatting issues.

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He'sDeadJim wrote:
I was in a hurry when I posted my item here and didn't have time to format much, nor did I know I needed to do so. Can you tell me what format issue you originally had however?

+1 planar mithral totem spear, Azlanti, other requirements go after spells.

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These were just my thoughts during voting:

Spelldrinker - This was the only spell stealing item I liked, due to Will save and limited usage. But didn't like the regaining pool and the daylight part made no sense.

Glacial Crusher - Liked the idea behind it, but had too many issues. +1 frost greatclub. Formatting issues. Underpriced.

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These were just my thoughts during voting:

Foe Stitcher - Unique item = down-check. Bad mechanics. Format issues. +2 silver rapier. Price/cost incorrect.

Pg 7 Complete

Ghost Moon Bow - Has a good kernal of an idea, but needed developed more. "Always knows the location" = makes adventuring easy. Format issues. Underpriced. Price/cost incorrect.

Sidereal Blade - Too many abilites that don't fit a theme: outsiders, ghost touch, pocket dimension, and teleportation. Mechanical and formatting issues. Underpriced. Price/cost incorrect.

Mithral Shirt of Concealment - Uninspired name. Didn't like description. Boring mechanics, not Superstar. Formatting issues. Price/cost incorrect.

Rings of Shared Power - There are many unintended consequences of this item. Fighter Power Gamer to GM: I am buying two sets of rings of shared power. To share with my barbarian and fighter cohorts. I am trading my bravery ability for the bonus feats ability of my fighter cohort and my armor training ability for the rage powers of my barbarian cohort. Poor mechanics.

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