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Also still here... :-)


Guess I will try some of your suggestions - Thx all


Thanks for the advice and opinions!

The Mad Comrade wrote:

How far into the campaign is your group? How many player characters? Anyone have Leadership? Anyone or especially several someones spamming summons?

I'm not familiar with the updated version of RotRL. If you're running the original AP the bad guys will suffer for it if the PCs have access to all of the shiny new crunch-rules released in the past decade.

Spoiler:
We are just on the trip to Jorgenfist (Part 4). They killed Barl, Longtooth and Lamathar Bayden in absurdly short time. All three had time to attack only once.

We are 4 characters, no leadership, one full leveled animal companion, usually no summons. Main problem is in my opinion the archer ranger (favored enemies giants 4, humans 4, dragons 2).


Hythlodeus wrote:
err.... just make the fights more challenging.

I could. But that is just the thing I want to avoid. Free time is scarce.


Yeah, I know.

We used a 25 pt. build, but I add +2 on all abilities of enemies. The group consists of four PCs.

So that should not be the reason for the low challenge.

So - which APs are more difficult in your eyes?


Hey everybody -

currently, me and my group are running Rise of the Runelords.

I'm quite frustrated with it, because my PCs kill nearly every BBEG in about two rounds, although they are underequipped.

So I'm looking for the most challenging AP.

Which APs are the most difficult in your experience?

Thanks!


Great thoughts, thanks! I'll be sure remembering that.


Hey there,
I play a lv 10 Psychic in our Jade Regent group. Now another player enters an oracle. I suggested to coordinate the spell selection a bit, because both of us have few spells known so some things are sufficient when only one of us can cast them.

- Which spells do you think are worth taking only once, which twice?
- Are there any useful combinations between the two classes' spell lists?
- other aspects to consider?

Thx


I'd like to submit Edita Zaqawi.

Background:
Edita was born and raised among wagons, songs and bright-coloured dresses. Although she is a full-blooded Varisian girl, she always felt a bit ... off. The ever-changing life of a nomad seemed to not fully satisfy her. Because of this she often got into arguments with her family and finally ran away at a very young age.
Eventually, she found her way to Korvosa and a certain man named Gaedran Lamm. Lamm got her addicted to better control her, for he saw tremendous magical talent in Edita.
A few years later though, she broke free from Lamm and opened a small fortune Tellers shop in Korvosa. Although today she is more of a therapist than a true soothsayer. She tries to help people better their lives through sensitive talk, because her magic powers are still underdeveloped.

Rough Build:
Human Tattooed Sorcerer (Draconic Bloodline - Bronze), Lawful Good

- Will have an emphasis on blasting, divinations and some control spells
- Campaign-Trait: Addict


Ectoplasmic Hand - to my mind one of the best spells for a psychic. It is a Spiritual Weapon, a part-time Telekinesis and a Spectral Hand all in one. Plus you can end nasty grapples with a touched Freedom of Movement even without casting it ahead of time (this works with spectral Hand too, though).

Tactical Acumen - A very good Party Buff from Level 10 up. Costs almost nothing (Level 2). Cast it right after Haste for maximum effect.

Ectoplasmic Shards - ...just make sure to let your allies know where the shards are. Telepathic bond is your friend.

Telepathic Bond - When I'm DMing, I only allow my Players to discuss strategy when their characters have the time to do so. With telepathic bond I lift this restriction. Also makes discussion possible when sneaking up on the BBEG.


Hey there -

in a Psychic Asylum you have 15 minutes of purely mental time. Since psychic magic is a purely mental Action - can you cast spells in your Psychic Asylum?

At least Things that only affect your own mind like Heroism or Heightened Awareness?

Thanks!


Hey there -

is there a list of useful feats for animal companions that can only be taken with INT 3? (example big cat)

I had a look at the list of the ones you can take with INT 2

Spoiler:

Acrobatic, Agile Maneuvers, Armor Proficiency (light, medium, and heavy), Athletic, Blind-Fight, Combat Reflexes, Diehard, Dodge, Endurance, Great Fortitude, Improved Bull Rush, Improved Initiative, Improved Natural Armor, Improved Natural Attack, Improved Overrun, Intimidating Prowess, Iron Will, Lightning Reflexes, Mobility, Power Attack, Run, Skill Focus, Spring Attack, Stealthy, Toughness, Weapon Finesse, and Weapon Focus

and it seemed already pretty good to me, so that I'm tempted to just put the ability points into the (odd numbered) physical abilities.

Thx all :-)


Hello there,

I play a chaotic neutral Oracle with an animal companion. Because I am going to take Animate Dead I wanted to ask if there are any downsides on using the animal an some Skeletons together.

Animal panics because of unnatural creatures around? Is there a Thing as an "get along with undead"-trick?

THX all


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Hello there -

I play an arcanist (School savant) in our current homebrew campaign.

What do you guys think are the best Divination-spells at each Level? Because the Divination-School powers are so good, I want to try to make the best out of divinations mediocre spells.

We use everything from paizo, but no third party content.
Here is my current list of favorites:

1: Heightened Awareness
2: Locate Object (Tactical Acumen from Lv 10 up)
3: Harrowing (still unsure on this one)
4: Arcane Eye
5: Prying Eyes (again, unsure...)
6: True Seeing
7: Greater Scrying, Greater Insect Spies?
8: Moment of Prescience
9: Foresight

Thanks for your opinions!


Hello there,

is the following possible?

Wizard awakes downtime-morning. Wizard prepares fabricate. Goes to the market, buys a ton of alchemy supplies. Casts Fabricate and crafts 10 cubic-feet per Level. (which is a lot of... say... Antitoxin...)

...or is it still limited by the craft-check like when you craft items the normal way? (Check result x DC silver pieces)

Thanks.


Hello everybody,

although it seems quite unlikely, we are looking for players for our newly founded Pathfinder-Group in Frankfurt.

We play in German language and meet about twice per month.


Hey there,

From what I understand, WotR is considered to easy from book 4 on by most people here.

I really like mythic and dm it nevertheless. What could be a quick and viable solution to make WotR an adequate challenge?

What do you think of this approach?

I'd just double each mythic foe's hp and it can spend 1 MP to use Arcane Surge (with its SLAs also) or to make an additional attack like the champions feature (don't know the right now).


FAQ-request seconded and bumped. :-)

My guess goes for wisdom and character level.


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If that's the case...

PLEASE, paizo-stuff, the Mythic rules are pretty cool. Keep publishing adventures for mythic characters. It's REALLY fun to play. :-)


What about the various Elemental Bonds?

I guess, Fire is much stronger than the other three bonds, because fire is not only an elemental descriptor, but also a type of damage. So the fire-bonded Mage can throw really big blasts around (especially with Intensify). The other three can't do that most of the time.

So to my mind, there are two possible solutions:

a) Apply the Fire Bond only to non-damaging spells
b) Apply Earth Bond, Water Bond and Air Bond also to spells with the acid, cold or electricity descriptors. And that would still favor fire, because fire has more and usually better blasts.

I favor b).

Any opinions on this?


A charge over difficult terrain isn't possible.

What if someone charges and an enemy creates difficult terrain right in his path?

Would that...

a) ...make the charger lose his full-round action?
b) ...force the charger to take another action with his full round unspent although he already moved a few feet?
c) ...take away a move action and force the charger to pick a standard action?

Example:

An Outer Rifts-Oracle uses "Unearthly Terrain" to interrupt a charging Orc Warrior. The Orc has to stop right in front of the now difficult terrain and what then?

Thank you all.


Goes the right direction, though. I just need this for a witch - maybe with a few less spells on it.


No, sorry. I mean the witch`s "spellbook", i.e. all the spells she knows. Thank you for asking!


Hey everybody,

I need a high level witch spell storage.

One of my players plays a witch and quests for a high-level mentor to learn spells from.

I intend the spell-storage to go up to level nine, but it shouldn`t be all encompassing, because I want the player to "trade" spells with the going-to-be npc-witch.

One fun method for getting such a list would be a real witch one of you plays. Just post your spells here.

Thanks a lot.


Pendagast wrote:

whats a dread gnome?

Is a he Rasta-man?

Not quite. :-)

A dread gnome is a gnome-variant with the knack for poison and fell magic traits.


We play RoW with a very small group (three characters). I will DM the AP.

Because we are so few players, I will also run a character. To prevent myself from (subconsciously?) abusing my knowledge of the challenges to come I created my character with all decisions for all levels before reading anything except for the Player's Guide.

Maybe this will help some of you who have similar problems (i.e. few players or often stuck with DMing).

Group consists of...

...a quite plain-vanilla dwarven fighter, who focuses quite strongly on defense.

...a human cleric of Asmodeus with the fire-domain and a strong focus on channeling and spells (i.e. weak in melee).

...and a dread gnome sorcerer with the sanguine-bloodline.


I couldn't help but read the whole "steamy-load-discussion" above.

As I first read the summary of "Rasputin must die!" in the campaign outline, I thought: "Oh my god! What are they doing?"

But after that, I imagined, how cool it would be, to see e.g. a high level warrior-type actually suffering a full-auto-load of bullets from a machine gun - and SURVIVE it...

I am really curious how this whole "modern weapons vs. melee and magic"-thing is done.

I don't know what will be - this thing has to my mind the potential to become (one of?) the best adventure(s) I ever DMed.

After all, Fantasy-Roleplaying, especially High-Fantasy like Golarion, is all about crossing boundaries...

Good luck with this one, piazo-crew - I can't wait to get my hands on it, because THAT THING is really new.


Hey guys,

I'm back from my vacation.

Sadly, some real-world-issues force me to withdraw time from fun-activities to get back into my old job or to apply for a new one.

If I can help you to go on with the campaign in any way, please let me know via PM.

I am very sorry that I have to end all my pbp-activities at once in this way, but it helps me a lot attending my current problems.

It was a very entertaining time - thank you all.

Tim


Hey guys,

I'm back from my vacation.

Sadly, some real-world-issues force me to withdraw time from fun-activities to get back into my old job or to apply for a new one.

If I can help you to go on with the campaign in any way, please let me know via PM.

I am very sorry that I have to end all my pbp-activities at once in this way, but it helps me a lot attending my current problems.

It was a very entertaining time - thank you all.

Tim


Hi guys,

I hope, you had a wonderful christmas-time.

I am currently on a vacation that lasts until after new year's eve. I won't be able to post until Jan 7th.


Hi guys,

I hope, you had a wonderful christmas-time.

I am currently on a vacation that lasts until after new year's eve. I won't be able to post until Jan 7th.


Yeah, it's kinda grinding to a halt. I guess that is the opinion of the majority, isn't it?

That's a pity, but I can't say that I don't appreciate reducing rpg somewhat with the restart of my job coming.


Hello everybody,

I'll visit my father this weekend. I guess there will be bad internet acess, if any at all.

So I'll post again Tuesday.

CU Tim


Hello everybody,

I'll visit my father this weekend. I guess there will be bad internet acess, if any at all.

So I'll post again Tuesday.

CU Tim

PS: What do we do about Aramil?


I'm back again. So feel free to post your next plans.


Sure. But don't expect me to read this going-to-be-wall-of-text :-) Have a good time, guys!


Yes, yes, just keep the story going.


Thank you!


Hey guys,

I'm going on a trip to Vienna and therefore can't post until about dec 8 or so.

Sorry for the delay.


Hey guys,

I'm going on a trip to Vienna and therefore can't post until about dec 8 or so.

Sorry for the delay.


Hey guys,

I'm going on a trip to Vienna and therefore can't post until about dec 8 or so.

Sorry for the delay.


Hey guys,

I'm going on a trip to Vienna and therefore can't post until about dec 8 or so.

Sorry for the delay.


Help with Character Builder:
You can just go to the Race-Button and double-click on the "Heroic Effort". After that you can choose if you want Heroic Effort or the extra at-will power. Heroic Effort is just the default option.

Opinion DDI:
I really like DDI. I find the CB to be easy to use and always up to date. The Compendium is a great help for planning a character. For this Tiefling for example, I just typed "fire Tiefling" into the search line and got a good list of nice options. I am a bit disappointed that the Dungeon and the Dragon lost much of its attractiveness to me. Since Wizards came up with the idea to start a fifth Edition, they do not publish any articles with new game-content anymore. Background-Material yes, but Feats, Paragon Paths, Powers... mostly no.

And here is the final group:

* Andros Firewind, Human Guardian-Druid, Controller played by sunshadow
* "The lazylord", Tactical Warlord, Leader, played by Twilsemail
* Jonn, Human Brawler-Fighter, Defender, played by Berenzen
* Unnamed Bard/Warlock, Hybrid, played by Cuan
* Hans Urian, Tiefling Fire-Elementalist, played by me

Thank you all for submissions!

@all selected: Please complete your characters and provide a character-history.

As soon as the discussion- and gameplay-threads are open, I will post links here.


Hey guys,

recruitment is open:

recruitment

I'm looking forward to see you there!


The easiest thing is spending a small amount of money (I think 80 $ per year) on DND Insider. They have a thing called "Compendium" there that covers all published rulebooks and magazines. There is also a marvelous character creation tool.


So, sunshadow, are you willing to DM a 4E-round? I myself could later dm an adventure, so you can also be player sometimes.

If yes, I guess we can start a real recruitment and character creation.


Now we are three.

So far, no one has really volunteered to DM. If it helps, we can take turns at DMing. I could dm our second adventure, because by then, one of my other DM-jobs should have ran out. I guess, we can start as soon as we are four chars and a dm.


@Mur: That makes already the two of us. I'd like to stay in contact, in case we get this going. Feel free to PN me if you see a possibility.


Sure. They have, but traffic is very low.


Hello everybody,

I'd like to play some DnD 4 online. I would be willing to DM as well, but at the moment I'm the DM in two online- and various table-games, which already cover a big part of my time.

I tried to get connected on the Wizards-site, too, but there seems to be by far less PBPing than here.

So: Who is generally interested in a DnD 4 game?

Who might be willing to DM?

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