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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 Adventure Path, Campaign Setting Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,959 posts (3,157 including aliases). 6 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 20 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Liz, if Paizo was Captain Planet you would be the heart!

Best wishes in your new endeavors.

- Kilrex

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Best part of finishing up articles is getting to clear my space of all the books that were being flipped through and closing the extra browser with bunches of open tabs.

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JamesCooke wrote:
After performing several rituals, failing most of them, then asking a demon for their unprofessional opinion- signs point to "Goblin Edition"

That would make for a good PaizoCon issue!

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Unit PFWF-016 wrote:

ATTENTION! ONE WEEK AND COUNTING.

42 submissions received.

14 Class

I wish I had read this before submitting an archetype article last night...

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Set wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
I hope to see a lot of Corruptions pop up over the next few issues.

Mmm, Cyborg Corruption. The more cybered up you get, the more those little nanites start mucking with your brain, and turning you into something NPCish...

Not to mention Plasma Corruption. Energy creatures a la 'The Color Out of Space,' only made of plasma energy and learning to live inside of a human(oid) nervous system, with a side-effect of the host occasionally bursting into flame.

There is one of the corruptions I am working on and another very similar to the other...

/me shakes his fist at Set


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Jason, why is there a dearth of facial hair amongst RPG designers in recent years?

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Do you ever get the wrong lyrics for a song stuck in your head? And if so, the funniest or most recent you can remember? Today's song is Mr. Mastodon Farm with lacedon replacing the Ice Age pachyderm...

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Guillermo Del Toro's Bleak House

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James, what is the best birthday present you have ever received? And what is the best reaction someone gave you for a present you gifted them with?

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Mark, what is a "development pass"? I saw you refer to it on your Facebook post concerning the passing of Steve Russell (he will be missed!).

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SIDE NOTE: If they follow the same schedule as last year, only one month to go before RPGSS announcement...

Voting:
explosive runes

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The idea each round is to create something that leaves a lasting good impression. Make something with a lasting bad impression and you get vague posts, that while not specifically naming your submission, leave the prodigious voters knowing exactly which item it is.

I won't lie, every year there is an item that comes across really bad when I first see it. And the next time I see it, I want to downvote it before I have read its competition.


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Level 9000!!!

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Marc, what electronic games are you currently playing?


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TheAlicornSage wrote:

"Earthican"

Proper term here is Terran.

Not in Pathfinder. Terran is already taken as a proper noun for the language of the elemental plane of earth. Stop being so Earthican-centric!

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Theliah Strongarm wrote:
Thomas LeBlanc wrote:

I posted in another thread how the city might be Crystilan. A Thassilonian city which not much is known about, but rests inside a crystal dome. The city was placed under protection from Earthfall and was supposed to awaken after all the destruction, but the sacrifices of some Azlanti gods prevented most of the damage so the conditions were never met for the contingency spell that was supposed to awaken the city. Instead, when Golarion disappears, Crystilan remains and awakens.

Others had managed to escape the "disappearance" of Golarion and when they returned to see what happened they found Crystilan's sphere and built around and inside it, helping the ancient Thassilonians catch up on what had happened for the thousands of years the city had slept. Which leads to all kinds of intrigue...

Yeah, but how do they launch it into space?

And how do they all forget what happened to Golarion?
And how did they find the city if a whole planet disappeared? And wouldn't the Crystal City been taken with the rest of Golarion to... wherever?
Um, also, how would they move the city? Rocket thrusters? Jet propulsion?

It didn't launch into space. When Golarion "disappeared", it was left behind, staying in the same orbit. Maybe the city was protected by a demigod/herald/outsider that prevented its removal. They don't know what happened because the city was sleeping until after the disappearance. Maybe even longer after the city disappeared, if they had other contingencies in place (golems to create certain objectives, undead thralls to create food sources, called elementals to create portals, etc.) that had to be fulfilled before they were awakened. The city could be kept in orbit by a variety of means; an artifact (i.e. Starstone), gravity disturbance, magic, or tech.

Don't forget there is a period of universe wide amnesia...

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I posted in another thread how the city might be Crystilan. A Thassilonian city which not much is known about, but rests inside a crystal dome. The city was placed under protection from Earthfall and was supposed to awaken after all the destruction, but the sacrifices of some Azlanti gods prevented most of the damage so the conditions were never met for the contingency spell that was supposed to awaken the city. Instead, when Golarion disappears, Crystilan remains and awakens.

Others had managed to escape the "disappearance" of Golarion and when they returned to see what happened they found Crystilan's sphere and built around and inside it, helping the ancient Thassilonians catch up on what had happened for the thousands of years the city had slept. Which leads to all kinds of intrigue...

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James Jacobs wrote:
Creon Vizcarra wrote:
I noticed that one of the NPCs in the Zi Ha section of Occult Realms is described as a LG cleric of Kofusachi, who cannot normally have LG clerics. Is that an oversight or an indication that Kofusachi allows clerics of more alignments than normal?
Error.

Ever get the feeling people keep adding LG clerics/paladins/etc for inappropriate deities just to stir up the fans? Or possibly the designer is not fully aware of the rules/setting?

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Odd numbers, the PaizoCon issues, are the ones contributors get complimentary print copies for. Occasionally, print copies of the even numbers are put up for sale.

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The Editing has begun!

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Archetypes needed: cultist, worshiper, sacrificus, caller (of ancient unknown evils), etc...

That being said, I am looking forward to the fleshwarping rules. Been a while since those have been printed and had to use my own. Be nice to see what someone else comes up with.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:
Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
One of the things removed was the Demonscope from the module The Demon Within. That module was my introduction to Golarion and inspired me to run my first campaign set therein. Loved the idea behind that artifact, which was also the main focus of that campaign.
I don't think it's been removed from canon - the events of the module are specifically listed in the timeline presented in The Worldwound.
Correct.

Hmm, my PaizoCon '13 and subsequent chat convo with James must have been retconned as well (I joke, I joke!). And I felt this post inferred it was gone as well. But that was all before The Worldwound was released and the Demonscope was considered to be rendered inert.

We fans tend to latch onto 1 or 2 minor things we really like about a setting and tend to forget others may not view those things as important against the large backdrop of information a campaign setting entails. I like most of the changes made, but understand why others may be upset by some of the changes.

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Liz Courts wrote:
Lamontius wrote:

does [redacted] equal 'that bass' y/n

is Diego more of a treble person y/n
We'll have to hold a staff meeting to be sure. Somebody should take notes.

What is the scale of said meeting? Who will set the tone? Where will the stand for questioning Diego be placed? Why do I feel the questions will be sharp? When will he be allowed to rest?

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One of the things removed was the Demonscope from the module The Demon Within. That module was my introduction to Golarion and inspired me to run my first campaign set therein. Loved the idea behind that artifact, which was also the main focus of that campaign.

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The above stats leave me wondering how many "Oh dayum! It's 3 a.m. on Jan 1st, let me drunken design something!" submissions there will be?

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DARN! I had an article with 6 Freedoms feats and another with 6 Freedoms freedom fighter archtypes...

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Rysky wrote:

I think they're may be a disconnect going on here. The PRD/d20 (a fan run site) cuts out Golarion flavor and does have 3pp content.

The System Reference Document is run by Paizo and only contains official Pathfinder content (from 3.5 and onward). It contains absolutely no 3pp content.

You really derped that up. The PRD is the official Pathfinder Reference Document hosted on the Paizo website.

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Across the Paizo rules there are various ways multiple skill requirements appear that have the same base skill but different sub-skills (Crafts, Knowledges, Performs, Professions) when an "or" is included. Which is most correct?

a) Knowledge (arcana) 3 ranks, Knowledge (planes) 3 ranks, or Knowledge (religion) 3 ranks

b) Knowledge (arcana), Knowledge (planes), or Knowledge (religion) 3 ranks

c) Knowledge (arcana, planes, or religion) 3 ranks

d) _________

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Mark, can you answer this question with one word?

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Mark, how exactly would a witch use water lung to sleep? She can't use cackle to extend it to keep water lung going until she falls asleep. Although I like the imagery of that. Does it just turn on automatically? Or does she begin sleeping when she drops unconscious from drowning and it activates auto-magically?

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I had one definite favorite and a hard choice for my other vote. Decided by body of work during this contest.

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The Aristocrats!

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Mark, do you know anyone with designer ADD? I get about 500-1,000 words into something and get bored, moving onto something else. Sometimes I go back to it and add more words or rework it. Mostly, I just move onto something else.

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frank gori wrote:
Every round past round 1 few people stick around... the Critique my item thread is usually a good indicator as it starts to die the interest in the contest begins to wane.

After round 1 is when voting cabals pay off! Only joking a little...

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Monica Marlowe wrote:
I'm going to go play video games or pass out. Quite possibly both.

This is how you end up at the edge of the map in Skyrim surrounded by enemies...

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Congrats Top 8!

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Robert Thomson wrote:

Just wanted to give a big congrats to the top 8 for moving on!

Now, to decide how to shoehorn a 1300 word encounter set in the River Kingdoms into something appropriate to submit to Wayfinder.

Wayfinder is 1500 words...

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It finally hit me what this reminded me of... It is partially similar to the Edgar suit from MIB! How the hell did the space roach fit in Edgar's skin? Compression my friends, compression.

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Lots of info and videos out there for "elevator pitches". If you go to a convention with a freelance seminar, it is usually brought up as well. I think one of the Know Direction podcasts from PaizoCon 2014 should have Wolfgang Baur discussing it. I know he covered it again at PaizoCon 2015, but I am pretty sure that seminar wasn't recorded.

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Electronics Tech = Some lowly stooge working for the Technic League trying to get bits of the Silver Mount to work.

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I like the close comparison to the dullahan, but I like how this monster has more RP potential and could really mess with the party. Fun times ahead!

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Every year, I go through items that didn't make the Top 32 and rewrite ones that had mojo that caught my attention, but had poor mechanics.

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Taylor Hubler wrote:
It could be existing flip-maps,

So if Paizo decided everyone would have to use Arcane Dungeon (square rooms side) to make the contest a real challenge...

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Part of RPGSS is learning from the contest and improving for future tries. Just seeing others designs should help you to be a better designer. Even if you never saw the Top 32 in voting, you saw other of items. Learn from what they did right and wrong. Enter next year with a better item. In the meantime try your hand at freelancing as well.

And learn to capitalize properly as well...

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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
The rules did say "an encounter", not multiple encounters.

The rules said "You may present a map designed for a specific encounter, or one useful for a variety of encounters."

Interpreting a variety of encounters to mean multiple encounters is perfectly within the scope of the rules.

Touché!

I had taken "a variety of encounters" to mean multiple different single encounters. Kind of like the flip-mats.

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So when can we expect the first season of Scientific Survivor: Climate Change in the Congo?

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I have 5 maps I really like and 6 more I am having trouble choosing between. So I decided on a roll off to see which of those six get votes. Now the question is, how do I determine which dice method to use?

A) Roll 3d6 and keep the numbers rolled.
or
B) Roll 3d6 and cull the numbers rolled.
or

C):
explosive runes - last remaining contestants get votes...

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Troll gut grease was my item. I should have mentioned that earlier.

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