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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, Companion Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,905 posts (3,095 including aliases). 6 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 20 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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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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Mark, can you answer this question with one word?

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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.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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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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Made the Top 100! And so did an item I helped edit (plus the 4 Top 32 items I helped with on the list). All but 2 of my keeps are on here as well.

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Feros wrote:
Welcome to RPG Superstar: nothing comes easy.

Sounds like the blog title that should announce the next season, Season 10 (فصل العاشر)!

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Where does the 250k total vote number come from? I haven't seen a blog or an official post with that number.

As for Feros and I, we each knew the other's item after the voting started (Day 3 or 4 I think) and neither of us made it into the Top 36 spots. I am pretty sure we have the same integrity in voting and chose the superior item every time. I liked his item a bunch, but some of the items in this year's Top 32+4 were superior to his in my opinion and received the vote over his. I won't lie and say the fact I knew his item always received an impartial vote though. If I found his item paired with an item with similar mojo, he received my vote because I know he delivers on a consistent basis and I wouldn't need to check his math or template.

Champion voters have never made the Top 32+ since public voting has started (95% sure at least). And if the effects of this year's Champion Voters had much of an effect, Feros would have survived the 5th cull and/or made the cut. And I could have possibly made the cut. This year my item accounted for .2% of my votes cast, not enough to make any difference. Even the year I cast 8k+ votes, I didn't make the Top 100 list (I must be over 25k lifetime votes cast).

I kept a detailed voting log for items I liked. I only down-voted Feros twice, both to items that made the Top 32. Not sure how he voted for me, but he pointed out flaws in my item. Of the 6 items I knew who created them, 4 made the Top 32, each had 1-3 down-votes from me and 14, 17, 22, and 24 up-votes.

There is an item that made the Top 32 I only up-voted a few times prior to the 4th cull. I voted on that item a lot (it seemed to stalk me). 16 down-votes after the 5th cull alone. I thought it was the 2nd worst item of its kind in the entire contest this year.

There is one item I never down-voted the 19 times I saw it and it didn't make the Top 32+.

I do agree with Eric Morton about items seeming to follow me. I would see a group of items heavily for a couple hours. I saw the largest variety of items to vote between 2000-0400 PST. I once voted on the same item on 5 different pairings in a row. And saw my item once 2 pairings in a row.

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If I liked your post in the Critique my item thread, that means your item was one I considered as having a good shot at the Top 32+.

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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.

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

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My favorite consumable (besides mine)!

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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?

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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...

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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...

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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