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Mystic_Snowfang wrote:
wraithstrike wrote:
Nope. Most of the spells in the game are combat related in some way. I am sure if Golarion were real there would be more spells dedicated to mundane things that don't involve combat directly or indirectly. As an example there might be a spell that cooks food for you, or even skins the animals that someone catches. Pregnancy is not something the game is really going to concern itself with. Lamashtu(spelling?) is an entirely other topic. :)

Someone needs to make a book of mundane spells. Because there are roleplaying things, not everything needs to be about combat.

And heck there's create food and create water and those kind of spells.

There's probably something 3rd party.


What it says on the tin; Caffiene addict 20
The Dapper GM wrote:
Meredian Adriatnaic wrote:
Anaxian wrote:

The dragon thinks of pretty much everything as disposable, including himself.

That pretty much sums up his whole motivation and personality, actually.

EDIT: oh, you mean the *other* dragon.

The REAL dragon. :-)

Let's just say that way back when I planned this, the Crimson Stranger had a plot-driven motivation to want to hire a dracolich as part of this group.

Meanwhile, I'll get on updating that gameplay.

Makes sense.


I call nano-caster. Technomage kinda thing.


At this point I've simply resigned myself to knowing that flying isn't a glamorous experience. It's oddly liberating. It's a twisted sort of enlightenment falling under the "things I cannot change" category. I basically just put on my headphones and try to zone out for a couple of hours. I read mostly.


Martin Sheaffer wrote:


Wasn't trying to get into a pissing contest, it was more of I don't think of 6'2" at "big". It is possible I have a warped perspective of that though.

"pissing contest" was my attempt at humor. It may not have translated as well in type as I had hoped. My bad if I offended or indicated I was offended. It wasn't my intent.

On the subject though, we're both above average. You clearly more than I, but we share similar issues. It's just a matter of scale.


Kolokotroni wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

I said "perfect world" not "realistic."

However, business class only solves the legroom issue and that only to a small degree. It does not solve any of the other issues.

Wait, have you had an 'unwashed masses' experience in business class? I generally fly business class when I go domestically, and pretty much have experienced exactly what you have described, no kids, quiet, lots of booze, and everyone kept to themselves. Have you experienced something different?

It's just an observation from my vantage in coach. Business class is just the first few rows behind First class. Imagine the Teenage cheer squad (for example) was seated in the first row of coach.


thejeff wrote:
Kolokotroni wrote:
And also there is the fact that European airlines have real competition. Eurail. It is an entirely reasonable option for a European traveling within Europe to take a train instead of plane. Competing with Trains means comfort has to be a priority. Because there isnt a monumental difference in the time it takes to fly vs take a train from london to paris. But for the price of a plane ticket, I can probably get a cabin on a train if I shared it with one other person (I generally dont travel alone). A few hours longer travel time is generally worth the comfort of train travel to alot of people.

God, I'd love to have a good rail system in the US.

I'd kill for a bullet train.


Martin Sheaffer wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

Regarding Overhead bags:

At 6'2'' 200 lbs I am what one might call "a big guy."

If you are a big guy what am I at 6'6" and around 280? If I am flying cattle far my knees are already into the seat ahead of me before anyone tries to recline (not counting exit rows). That is why we tend to fly 1st class these days (that and the 3 free checked back with a higher weight limit). :)

It's not a pissing contest. You've got bigger problems than me regarding air travel and doorways. No argument here. :-)

If I fly longer than 2 hours and it's not for work I'll give serious consideration for calculating the extra expense of first class into my travel budget.


I flew on Air Emirates from Rio to Argentina. It was AMAZING! I was in coach and it was still AMAZING! Friendly, educated, and poised staff. Beautiful spacious plane. The mean they served was actually quite good. The Flan was especially and surprisingly good.

I'd fly them again in a heartbeat and i'd even be willing to pay more.


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I want to play this game so much! If you do a PBP I'm in.


Kolokotroni wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

...

Anyway, I have no real points to make. I'm just ranting.

We like your rants, Tiny Coffee Golem!

And I really do want to emphasize: I see a ton of "professional" travelers who are NOT part of the problem.

The problem is the 10% of passengers who have no concept of what they are doing and delay everyone else, and the flight attendants are unwilling to "Just Say No" to them...

I do wish there were professional traveler only flights. Basically you can't get on these mytical flight without booking through your company website. No kids. No "Civilians." Just get on. Stow your s&%*. Sit down. Then wait patiently to order our mid-flight Vodka Tonics. Also, no talking. The only acceptable phrases are, "pardon me," "thank you,: and "Vodka Tonic Please." That's it. Everyone get on your laptop/device or read your paper. I don't care what you do, but STFU so I can ready my e-book in peace. I have noise cancelling headphones not for the plane noise, but for the inane chatter I can't help but overhear.

*sigh* in a perfect world.

This is why business class exists. Or do you somehow think that your airline that excludes a huge portion of its potential customers would somehow not cost more per flight? If an air carrier catered exclusively to business passengers, they would invariably have fewer passengers per flight, meaning costs would be higher. Effectively every ticket on such an airline would cost what a business class ticket costs, maybe even what a first class ticket costs. Not that you would mind flying everywhere first class ofcourse, but it would cost.

From your description I presume you were flying economy. There is zero chance of you having economy prices on flights without said unwashed masses. The numbers simply arent there.

I said "perfect world" not "realistic."

However, business class only solves the legroom issue and that only to a small degree. It does not solve any of the other issues.


TriOmegaZero wrote:
I almost never use the overhead bins. I always stuff my bag under the seat where I can get to my snacks and entertainment.

I'd love if I could fit three days worth of work clothes into my backpack. Sadly, my trusty roller bag will have to remain as part of my arsenal.


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I have "feelings" on this subject.


Kolokotroni wrote:
The seat isnt being used in the manner it was designed for by the airlines. Particulary on domestic flights, if you recline, you are being a jerk. Plane and simple. Unless you have some sort of medical issue, you are placeing your comfort above that of the person behind you. In my book that is never ok.

I disagree with this. If you just arbitrarily throw your seat all the way back, then yes, you're a jerk. It's a seat, not a couch. (See "not your living room" above)

I recline my seat SLIGHTLY (2-3 inches) because that's the only way that i don't have back pain after sitting there for 2 hours. Now I don't have a "medical condition" so much as the seat is just that uncomfortable. It's disgraceful how most airlines treat people. One less row on the plane is sufficient to solve most of the problems we've mentioned. Since there's not a better option we'll continue to fly because we have to.

I too am big, but not fat. My shoulders alone are wider than the seat and there's precisely nothing I can do about that short of amputating an arm. I'm not asking for much, but I'd rather not amputate an arm just to be polite.


Pan wrote:
On the topic of waiting for baggage, its actually gotten sooooo much faster because nobody checks anymore. I probably should shut up about this little secret but I have been off the plane and had my bags in hand before people on the plane have gotten out while waiting for overheads to come down and get out.

The few times I've had to check a bag I've had the opposite experience. I flew into Dallas a few weeks ago and it took 30 minutes to get my bag. The poor girl from the car service kept having to have the driver circle the airport.


NobodysHome wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

...

Anyway, I have no real points to make. I'm just ranting.

We like your rants, Tiny Coffee Golem!

And I really do want to emphasize: I see a ton of "professional" travelers who are NOT part of the problem.

The problem is the 10% of passengers who have no concept of what they are doing and delay everyone else, and the flight attendants are unwilling to "Just Say No" to them...

I do wish there were professional traveler only flights. Basically you can't get on these mytical flight without booking through your company website. No kids. No "Civilians." Just get on. Stow your s*!&. Sit down. Then wait patiently to order our mid-flight Vodka Tonics. Also, no talking. The only acceptable phrases are, "pardon me," "thank you,: and "Vodka Tonic Please." That's it. Everyone get on your laptop/device or read your paper. I don't care what you do, but STFU so I can ready my e-book in peace. I have noise cancelling headphones not for the plane noise, but for the inane chatter I can't help but overhear.

*sigh* in a perfect world.

I was on a 2 hour flight surrounded by some teenage cheerleader squad. I actually couldn't understand what they were saying, but they were saying it for two hours plus. It was all very very emphatic with lots of hand motions, so I'm sure it was a terribly important conversation. /sarcasm I felt like Jane Goodall.

I imagine that's what hell would be like.

Edit: In summary I'm not a fan of being forced into situations with "the unwashed masses." I just want to get to work then home. I'd prefer not to have to get on a bus full of zoo animals in order to do so. Teleportation technology cannot get here fast enough.


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Regarding Overhead bags:

As mentioned I travel for work. I never check a bag. Mostly because it takes far too long to pick things up at baggage claim assuming it makes it there at all. If i'm only traveling for three days it's just not worth the hassle.

That being said I have a very specifically sized roller bag. It fits precisely the way it should. Additionally, it takes me about 5 seconds to stow it and 2 seconds to retrieve. I've got it down to a science.

I've seen plenty of people who simply fail to understand that the plane is not their living room. That topic is endless so i'll stick to the baggage thing. Loose, large, and/or misshapen bags are the worst. It doesn't help that typically they are carried by some of the most scatterbrained people I've ever witnessed. The kind of people that you watch for about 10 seconds and wonder, "Who ties your shoes for you?"

At 6'2'' 200 lbs I am what one might call "a big guy." As such I tend to help small, elderly, frail, and otherwise slow people with their bags. It's not a problem and it's generally altruistic. However, I still wonder when they were packing how exactly they were planning on getting the bag that weighs as much as they do into the overhead bin. I suppose some people rely on the kindness of strangers.

Anyway, I have no real points to make. I'm just ranting.


I'm 6'2'' and I fly for work basically every week. I recline a little because even on short flights if I don't it hurts my back. I try not to lay all the way back 1) because I don't want to and 2) because I'd rather not be in the lap of the person behind me.

If the person in front of me reclines as much as they can, which isn't much, it can be problematic for my knees, but not devastatingly so. If i'm ever on a flight longer than 2 hours I'll purchase an upgraded seat.

The best plan would be for the airlines not to jam us in like sardines, but for the time being I'll work with what I have.


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Sythesist Master Summoner. You're Eidolon suit is under powered, but still fun.


It's not exactly a combat spell.


There's also time honored tradition of writing one on every page of a book, then casting dispel magic on it from a distance. Just make sure it's near what you want to blow up.


Orthos wrote:

Ah. My group didn't/doesn't do much of that. Mostly because our main caster is a Warmage. Our shenanigans were much more in the "You do WHAT?" vein of roleplay or bizarre combat scenarios.

Though our Oracle Ruler is on the fast track toward the Age of Steam, so there is that.

And that's fun too. Carry on.


Candy gram.

Avon calling.

Pardon me, Sir. This fell out of your pocket.

Want a coupon for free hookers and blow?


Orthos wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
This isn't really the direction I wanted this thread to go, but I'm not even mad.
I thought you wanted "cool/crazy things the PCs did". I think it's safe to say that most of our groups have no business running countries. =)

I was thinking more along the lines of spell combos for world building. Like the coin/continual flame/enter image trick in first post. Or "we called a {blank} to have it do {blank}.

Or even unique use of items. Decanter of endless water as a water supply/waterwheel, etc.

But whatever. At least this is amusing.


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This isn't really the direction I wanted this thread to go, but I'm not even mad.


TriOmegaZero wrote:
I wish I could book seats ahead of time.

That's the only way I'll dane to go to a movie theater. Perhaps I'm getting old, but I just don't want to arrive 45 min early just so I don't get the worst seats in the house.


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Jason Nelson wrote:

In my current campaign I've done away with basic "plus" items and replaced them with a character level-based bonus system.

How about other specific items that don't live up to the hype?

So you have this as a chart anywhere? I'd love to incorporate such a thing.


I like the concept of the sniper, but it's really difficult to do.

I had this idea for a halfling with the traits/feats to effectively make his sniping -0 as opposed to -20. It takes a trait and a feat I think. I forget the names exactly, but it's halfling specific.

Anyway. I think (Stressing the word think) it could theoretically be a decent support character. With the right feats and tricks you could theoretically get your sneak attack damage every round.

Of course you could do this with Ninja and some snipers goggles a lot easier and better.


Here's a bad movie experience for you. In Atlanta there was this pleasant little thing they used to do called "Screen on the Green" (SOTG). It was in the park and people would bring blankets to sit on and wine/cheese like snacks. They used to play movies such as Breakfast at Tiffanys and the like. All in all it was a pleasant thing to do on a warm summer night. It was a weekly thing during the warm months of the year. This event went on for years like this to the enjoyment of everyone involved.

Then some idiot decided to change their target population and make it more popular. They started getting Radio stations and such involved. They changed the movies to blockbusters with explosions, such as Transformers.

Well, a pleasant little artsy evening with a bottle of wine outside turned into screaming children, s*~!ty teenagers, and other unpleasant types of people. Needless to say the usual crowd became alienated and stopped going. The entire thing shut down after there was a shooting. Allegedly it was some gang thing. The entire downfall of SOTG happened in less than two months.

They tried revamping it the next year and getting back to the original model, but it was never the same. I'm not even certain it's still happening at all.


DOT.


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Kirth Gersen wrote:
Aranna wrote:
The issue I do frequently have is tall men sitting in front of me.
Being vertically-challenged myself, this is often an issue for me as well. But I take solace in the fact that the '80s are over, so I don't need to worry about women with gigantic hair sitting in front of me anymore. You couldn't even see past them if you leaned to the side!

I'm a tall guy at 6'2''. I try not to sit in front of shorter people, but when you're significantly taller than average you'd be surprised how difficult that is. My husband is 5'10'' and I have sympathy. Usually I sit in front of an empty seat. After that I absolve myself of social responsibility.


BigDTBone wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
BigDTBone wrote:
I hope all of y'all like lookin at blue dragon nutz.
All you need for that is a webcam.
I should start a YouTube channel.

Perhaps X-tube


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

Edited the spell level, range to touch, and added some language about having to be in contact to control them.

better?

Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

School transmutation;

Level sorcerer/wizard 7
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, F (a leather loop or golden wire bent into a cup shape), M 2,000 GP worth of diamond dust
Range Touch
Target a 5-foot cube of rock
Duration Permanent (D)
Saving Throw none (Harmless); Spell Resistance no (harmless)

You permanently levitate a 5-foot cube of rock, which you can move 20 feet vertically or horizontally as a move action.

If you have created multiple cubes and they are physically touching each other, you can direct them all as a single move action (as if they were one object). Each levitating cube can support approximately 1,000 pounds of weight, allowing you to use it as a portion of the foundation for a bridge, floating castle, or similar construction project.

Slight verbiage update.


Bump


BigDTBone wrote:
I hope all of y'all like lookin at blue dragon nutz.

All you need for that is a webcam.


What it says on the tin; Caffiene addict 20
Anaxian wrote:

So if the shadow dancer fails it's save against both of effects, it will mean the demon is dimensionally trapped and magically bound inside a host which it can no longer control who is charmed by a succubus and paralyzed.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't get much more screwed than that.

At least for 24 hours, but now what? Got a temporal stasis spell lying around?


Staff Magus and Black blade. I want to wield a black staff as my signature weapon.


I too would like to know.


toxicpie wrote:

Okay cool. I think a knowledge: local check will say this is the site where a hideous beast is sometimes sighted. It's just an illusion, but a symbol of fear will make them panic and run.

Only problem, however, is how do the PCs actually pass it, without a trap finding ability?

Pass a will save

destroy it from a distance
go around


Drejk wrote:
Saving TCG from craziness

Yep. That's the one. Thank you.

Spell is called Getaway.


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bugleyman wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I think they should be installed in the theaters.

Sadly, some people (Surgeons, Police Detectives, Jack Bauer*) need to be reachable at all times.

* Steel-toed boots not recommended for use on Jack Bauer.

Then don't go to the movies when you're on call. Or leave your phone with the manager along with what seat you're in. Or leave your phone with the manager and have a special in-theater pager (like the light up coasters at restaurants). Or have a special frequency for your phone or whatever.

On the whole I think cellphone jammers would be a welcome addition to movie theaters.


There's probably a symbol spell that would do the trick.

Maybe symbol of Sleep or fear


Aelryinth wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Aelryinth wrote:


Boots of striding and springing. Sure, the +10 to move is nice. But the awesome cool thing about it in 1E was the jumping ability. Come on, +9 to Jump? That lets you jump, like, 2' higher in the air, as opposed to the 10' it used to. Man, I used to bounce up so many walls with those things.
FYI: If you increase your speed by 10' you get a +4 bonus to your acrobatics for purposes of jumping.

Whiiiiiiich is why I said +9 to jump...+5 from enhancement on the boots and +4 from increased movement.

==Aelryinth

Ahh. Well, maybe not as good, but +4 is better than nothing.


Pan wrote:
Its illegal to make cell blockers to carry around personally, but going to the movies may be worth the risk.

I think they should be installed in the theaters.


Aelryinth wrote:


Boots of striding and springing. Sure, the +10 to move is nice. But the awesome cool thing about it in 1E was the jumping ability. Come on, +9 to Jump? That lets you jump, like, 2' higher in the air, as opposed to the 10' it used to. Man, I used to bounce up so many walls with those things.

FYI: If you increase your speed by 10' you get a +4 bonus to your acrobatics for purposes of jumping.


The Archive wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

I forget the name, but isn't there a spell that does something very similar only for the whole party with longer duration and distance? Whatever that spell is is probably worth looking at for comparison purposes.

I'm fine with the spell existing as is, but as a player I'd probably never use it.

You're probably thinking of Word of Recall.

Similar, but that's not it. It's come into the game more recently. I think the purpose of the one I cant remember the name of is to quickly exit a dungeon.

Spell is cast on a spot
All party members must be within 30' (or whatever)
Then within 1hr/level all party members within 30' (or whatever) of the caster can teleport to that spot.

Something like that. Similar to word of recall, but shorter duration.

It's going to drive me crazy until I can remember the name.


What it says on the tin; Caffiene addict 20

I think we're waiting on Del to have a chat with the shadowdancer. Hence my song lyrics above.

Hey there Delilah.


I've stopped going to the movie theaters unless it's assigned seating. I just don't want to deal with it. Also, since the seats are slightly more expensive it's less likely to have kids. Also, generally fewer idiots who think it's ok to be on their phones. There are exceptions of course, but it's better than the other theaters. Honestly though, unless it's a movie that I'm just dying to see I'll wait until it's out on DVD. It's just not worth my blood pressure or bail money.


I forget the name, but isn't there a spell that does something very similar only for the whole party with longer duration and distance? Whatever that spell is is probably worth looking at for comparison purposes.

I'm fine with the spell existing as is, but as a player I'd probably never use it.


Edited the spell level, range to touch, and added some language about having to be in contact to control them.

better?

Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

School transmutation;

Level sorcerer/wizard 7
Casting Time 1 standard action
Components V, S, F (a leather loop or golden wire bent into a cup shape), M 2,000 GP worth of diamond dust
Range Touch
Target a 5-foot cube of rock
Duration Permanent (D)
Saving Throw none (Harmless); Spell Resistance no (harmless)

You permanently levitate a 5-foot cube of rock, which you can move 20 feet vertically or horizontally as a move action.

If you have created multiple cubes and they are physically touching each other, you can direct them all as a single move action (as if they were one object), even if some of them are out of range as long as you are touching one of the stones. Each levitating cube can support approximately 1,000 pounds of weight, allowing you to use it as a portion of the foundation for a bridge, floating castle, or similar construction project.

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