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Research a floating disk variant that you can ride and
Direct.

Edit: call or second level. All else the same except it's travels in the direction you point.


Halfling with improved familiar and an earth elemental. I have a blaster with this build in mind.


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DM Beckett wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
What about a tattoo? *grin*
It's a bit of a controversy at the moment (US only again), but basically as long as it's not visible while wearing pants and a long sleeve shirt, it's fine. It doesn't matter what the tattoo is, though.

Though accurate, they give all kinds of exemptions for this. Small hand tattoo's for example. There is wild variation by branch and "job." Army/Marine grunt can probably get an exemption for anything short of a face tattoo. Air force intelligence operative most likely can't have one anywhere.


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:

On a semi-related subject, an organization I was in sent us a pamphlet on business attire for our visit to Capitol Hill, and noticed that among the forbidden items was 'hand-crafted jewelry'

Excuse you, my wooden hammer pendant is religious. It never comes off.

Naturally, I wore it anyway. Nobody on Capitol Hill noticed or cared, and the meetings I had were great.

Isn't all good jewelry hand crafted? Seems a bit pointless to even bother including such a thing.


DM Beckett wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I did acknowledge it. I stated that it wasn't fair and women should have the same hair regulations as men. I'm not "ok" with...

No worries. It's just a very irksome double standard. :P

I loved my long hair. I did make the choice to cut it by joining, but I do think either EVERYONE should or no one should.

Agreed.


DM Beckett wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

Regarding army head shaving:

- It's not razor blade shaved. It's a very close trim with clippers.
- women not doing the same Is a cultural thing. Aka it's weird. Frankly for the sake of equality everyone should have the same hair regulation. Having hair in the army is a pain and by the second week of basic many of the women will shave it off. The smart ones do anyway.
- it's so they all look the same. It's a cultural binding technique that works. It's a good thing as it helps put civilian culture aside and concentrate on the task at hand. Usually that means training how to kill, but not be killed. It's the army. Let's not kid ourselves about the purpose.
- for the U.S. Army is completely voluntary. Don't want to shave your head? Don't join. If it's another required service country, can't help you there.
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Lord Snow, this buzzing off of one's hair is part and parcel of becoming part of the unit from the Army's point of view. Squad level --> platoon level --> company level --> etc. When the soldiers perceive themselves as part of the unit rather than as individuals, they perform better from a combat perspective.
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My earnest advice: Consider it a personal growth opportunity and shave your head. You'll be surprised what you'll learn. Besides, you are not your hair and it'll grow back.

You might be missing the point? If you are suggesting that women are not part of the squad/platoon/company/etc. . .

Can they not handle it?

Also, you seem to imply that it's ok because it's a cultural thing, but (again US only here), everyone is expected to set aside their own views, politics, and the like and both work together and deal with it, if they want to be part of the, as you said, voluntary army, (though it looks like in LS's case it is mandatory, not voluntary).

I did acknowledge it. I stated that it wasn't fair and women should have the same hair regulations as men. I'm not "ok" with it, but it's also unlikely to change anytime soon.

I just choose not to worry about something as petty as a haircut.


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:

Stupid real world thing I noticed: People get really preachy about "it's the military, they have Reasons, deal with it"

Even though this is a thread basically dedicated to complaining.

Fair point.

Complaint acknowledged. Best of luck with that.


Orthos wrote:
Turin the Mad wrote:
You have your reasons for enlisting, but be aware that certain requirements simply exist regardless of your opinions of them. If you can't accept those as part of enlistment and what you seek to get from doing so, you need to examine alternatives.
His country has mandatory military service. He's not doing this by choice.

That's been covered. If it's not his choice then it's not his choice. Life isn't fair. I predict that shaving his head is going to be the least of his concern once he gets started.


Lord Snow wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

Regarding army head shaving:

- It's not razor blade shaved. It's a very close trim with clippers.
- women not doing the same Is a cultural thing. Aka it's weird. Frankly for the sake of equality everyone should have the same hair regulation. Having hair in the army is a pain and by the second week of basic many of the women will shave it off. The smart ones do anyway.
- it's so they all look the same. It's a cultural binding technique that works. It's a good thing as it helps put civilian culture aside and concentrate on the task at hand. Usually that means training how to kill, but not be killed. It's the army. Let's not kid ourselves about the purpose.
- for the U.S. Army is completely voluntary. Don't want to shave your head? Don't join. If it's another required service country, can't help you there.

What you say is true for combatant. I will be serving in an office, in front of a computer. Girls won't be shaving their hair off because there isn't a point in doing so. There is also no real need for the people in this unit to all look the same.

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My earnest advice: Consider it a personal growth opportunity and shave your head. You'll be surprised what you'll learn. Besides, you are not your hair and it'll grow back.

What can one learn from shaving their hair? Unless by "growth opportunity" you mean the opportunity to regrow hair...

But the service will be six years long. Maybe one day I'll have long hair again, but that will take a very long time, and... my father is bald. My genetics mean that time is probably not my ally in this.

If you're in the army you're a soldier. Your specific job isn't relevant. If you don't get that now, you will after basic training.

If you don't want to shave your hair don't join. If you don't have a choice about joining then come to peace with having to shave your head because the choice isn't yours anyway.

Yes, you should have the same regulation as women. Either they shave theirs or you don't yours. However, sometimes life isn't fair. Losing some hair doesn't seem that great of a price to pay for the presumed benefit you'll be getting. It's just hair. it'll grow back.


Regarding army head shaving:
- It's not razor blade shaved. It's a very close trim with clippers.
- women not doing the same Is a cultural thing. Aka it's weird. Frankly for the sake of equality everyone should have the same hair regulation. Having hair in the army is a pain and by the second week of basic many of the women will shave it off. The smart ones do anyway.
- it's so they all look the same. It's a cultural binding technique that works. It's a good thing as it helps put civilian culture aside and concentrate on the task at hand. Usually that means training how to kill, but not be killed. It's the army. Let's not kid ourselves about the purpose.
- for the U.S. Army is completely voluntary. Don't want to shave your head? Don't join. If it's another required service country, can't help you there.

My earnest advice: Consider it a personal growth opportunity and shave your head. You'll be surprised what you'll learn. Besides, you are not your hair and it'll grow back.


Crimeo wrote:
Knitifine wrote:
Crimeo wrote:
Unseen Servants on permanency lists = programming
That's not how programming works.

It's not how modern Earthly programming languages work (giving verbal commands about tasks to be carried out to a soul-like entity), no, obviously.

It would, however, be able to replicate all of the same end results. An unseen servant can easily act like a transistor if you really want it to. And they can carry out the same simple instructions forever and ever if they are on the permanency list. It can also easily take inputs and adjust outputs (too complicated for one of them to do all that, but a team yes). So once you acknowledge all that, it becomes obvious that there is at least one way to make it replicate computers. Although with its capabilities, I imagine there are much much more efficient shortcuts that would provide the same computing ability with far fewer servants than transistors in comparable machines.

As Berinor says, expecting magicians to actually invent this in that setting would be fairly absurd. The same things you can do with computers would probably be better circumvented entirely by just asking gods questions or calling in various outsiders, or divination, etc. But physically, it can certainly be done.

Assuming the caster stays within close range lest the spell end.

Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)


Mount spell + pearls of power.


Maximilian Gaston wrote:

Reincarnating Druid gets it at level 5, with a week cooldown you can easily change races fairly easily.

Just fear the Death effects

Messy, but effective.


Dot


Is there a way easer than accessing a 9th level spell?


Ugly people?


alexd1976 wrote:

Miracle?

"all you need is a miracle!"

Wish/miracle whatevs.


Is there a way to either:

- pick what species you turn into via reincarnate? Perhaps through some other magic or ability.

And/or

- is there a way to legitimately change oneself from one species to another? Poly any object won't work because it only changes the superficial. Wish would probably do it, but anything else? Limited wish maybe?

The general idea of this is to reincarnate, but into a species you want to be.
Thoughts?


What's the formula for the ring of telekinesis please? I don't think it follows the normal rules.

I'm asking because I want to scale it up to a 15th level caster. The max for telekinesis.


As if.


Wild shape is powerful. Not sure why he wouldn't want it, but it'd need an appropriate replacement.

Edit: perhaps some sort of serious bonus that lasts hours per level tailored to the play style he's looking for.


My submission is just a concept. The chair Mage telekineticist fallen royal advisor type. I'll build the mechanics of I'm accepted. Theirs a lot of moving parts that's completely unusable in another game.


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:

Mazes and monsters which was made into a tom hanks movie of the same name the next year.

There's also the infamous dark dungeons Chick Tract.

Thanks! This was exactly what I was looking for.

Incidentally, years ago I received a chick tract in the pages of the used art history textbook that I ordered online, along with an anonymous note about being 'concerned for my soul'.

Ironically, this was in the year 2012, which was two years after I got into viking age history but a year before I started seriously worshipping Thor.

So this might be the wyrd's way of sharing a little laugh with me about conservangelists I guess. (that portmanteau works beautifully)

I'd be amazing if they spent that time/energy/money on something that mattered like world hunger or homelessness. That's cool though, misguided PR propaganda is cool too.


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Nordom Whistleklik wrote:
Tell him you're trying to conserve power by using fewer electrons in your emails.
Fixed that of you.
That's 8 more bits than before.

The irony isn't lost on me.


Winterfox707 wrote:

I was wondering how you create items in the game "Both regular and magical"

Do you need a crafting skill for each type of object?

Mundane items are a craft skill.

Magic items are a feat + skill roll. It's complicated and there is a whole chapter devoted to it.


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Nordom Whistleklik wrote:
Tell him you're trying to conserve power by using fewer electrons in your emails.

Fixed that of you.


Arkothus The Fallen of Ruin wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
I'm considering playing an AI inside a construct. Angel obsessed with technology and thus caused his downfall, but not before he was able to "upload" himself.
We should team up and exterminate all these filthy meatbags.

Have your people call my people. We'll do brunch and talk details.


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kyrt-ryder wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Its basically a quick easy and free way to get slave outsiders. Akin to a calling diagram, but without the pesky need to pay them, persuade them, or worry about betrayal.
Except the fact that this requires a 9th level spell every day, whereas Greater Planar Binding is an 8th level spell twice a month.

Given the benefits i'd go with the 9th every day. Outsiders are tricky.


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
The fact that you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience.

I had a friend who upon moving to NY lied on her resume saying she had executive assistant experience. She kept that job for a year, then quit under good circumstances. She immediately applied for another exec assistant job using the previous as experience.

Sometimes you just do what you gotta do and live with any consequences.


I'm considering playing an AI inside a construct. Angel obsessed with technology and thus caused his downfall, but not before he was able to "upload" himself.


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Its basically a quick easy and free way to get slave outsiders. Akin to a calling diagram, but without the pesky need to pay them, persuade them, or worry about betrayal.


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Calling the phone company to report an outage.


captain yesterday wrote:
Everything is alarming pre-coffee:-)

#Truestory


Anything innocent.


I think I'll stick with the concept and then flesh it out should I be chosen from among the throng to actually play the game. lol.


TarkXT wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Tamlakos wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


You know, this is tongue and cheek, but that's legitimately not a bad idea. lol.

Edit: doesn't sleep.

Legendary coffee cup with the ability that lets you lend it to others? Share a cup of joe with a friend, the get speedy quick
He's be like Baccus, but coffee instead of wine.
Instead of being surrounded by a mob of insane revelers he's surrounded by daily commuters fighting through a perpetual rush hour.

Basically the entire cast of Office Space.


Tamlakos wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


You know, this is tongue and cheek, but that's legitimately not a bad idea. lol.

Edit: doesn't sleep.

Legendary coffee cup with the ability that lets you lend it to others? Share a cup of joe with a friend, the get speedy quick

He's be like Baccus, but coffee instead of wine.


Johnnycat93 wrote:
Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:
Lady Shanalotte, Herald of Fire wrote:


As a tri-stalted, angel, custom race, eidolon with extra feats, skill points, fiendish power, and legendary items you could make a sentient coffee-can and still keep up with the rest of the party.

perhaps i'll revamp into a construct patron "saint" of caffeine. :-)

Alacritious and Alchemically Quickened templates. Haste at will. Druid with a pension for beans.

I think we've got something here.

You know, this is tongue and cheek, but that's legitimately not a bad idea. lol.

Edit: doesn't sleep.

Edit2: I may build the tiny coffee golem just for poops and giggles. (pun intended)


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Lady Shanalotte, Herald of Fire wrote:


As a tri-stalted, angel, custom race, eidolon with extra feats, skill points, fiendish power, and legendary items you could make a sentient coffee-can and still keep up with the rest of the party.

perhaps i'll revamp into a construct patron "saint" of caffeine. :-)


Areniel wrote:
Are people really going to be using huge sized godlings for Str based casting and things like that? I was going to avoid 3pp stuff to keep from becoming too egregious but now I'm worried that I'll be shooting myself in the foot if I don't min/max...

I have the same concern. I'd rather not be a strength based caster, but if that's what i need to do to keep up I guess I'll go that route.

Edit: things tend to get wonky with 3pp stuff. Moreso in a triple gestalt, etc game as this.


to be clear. I can put my Int at 24 then get a +6 "Item" to make it 30, correct?


Monkeygod wrote:

Here's what is messed up about such a low cap to mental stats: at our level, one could(and many have) bought Huge size via Evolution points. That's +16 to Str. Add that onto the base 24 and you get 40, without any other increases.

Now be an Eldritch Godling, choosing Str as your casting stat and have better spells than a Wizard. Toss on Fighter for best BAB and feats and another solid base class and you pretty much 'win' and that's not even counting your RPs, Fiendish Powers, Legendary items and innate stuff....

If I go the wizard route and the stat cap stands I may have to go this route.


Tenro wrote:

TCG, good to see you here.

Casters, maybe you could ask GM to let you use age categories to boost your mental stats?

I can't feel too bad for you all though, I'm using all my resources to get my stats up to 20ish because my classes use them all.

Str to hit and dmg
Dex for AC
Con to live as a melee
Int for class DCs and uses/day
Wis for class uses/day and spells/day
Cha for needed social skills and channel uses/day

*hat tip*

Outsiders are immortal, correct? As such do we even have age categories?


Rednal wrote:


@Tiny Coffee Golem: Have you looked at the Thronefused template?

I have. that's where I got the idea. It's interesting, but I thought the bound travel thing was weird. Though, if I'm just flying around I guess it'd be fine.


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:

Ok, I have a concept. As I can't use hero lab for the build I'm going to hold off on the mechanics until I'm accepted officially.

Zabkiel - "He who rules over Thrones"

Wizard/Telekineticist/Urban Ranger

His sacred duty before the fall was to watch over and guide good kings to rule with wisdom. However, in his thirst for secrets he arranged for two kings to battle, so that in the aftermath he could abscond with an ancient tome of power hidden beneath one of their thrones (Legacy Mythic item Details TBD). Putting personal gain over the death of thousands of innocents caused him to fall.

I'll be building him a hyper-intelligent roguish with some casting, but primary uses telekinesis.

I've got to work on the details, but everything will build off that concept.

Do you think that would have a chance of being included or do you need more?

I have two ideas for templates, though they're not mutually exclusive.

1) Quickling. Basically really really fast.

2) Quadrapedal creature, only instead of having an animal as his lower half he's fused to a Throne/Chair. As part of his punishment for his crimes. Effectively his lower half is an animated throne.

Edit: correction. Quadruped


Ok, I have a concept. As I can't use hero lab for the build I'm going to hold off on the mechanics until I'm accepted officially.

Zabkiel - "He who rules over Thrones"

Wizard/Telekineticist/Urban Ranger

His sacred duty before the fall was to watch over and guide good kings to rule with wisdom. However, in his thirst for secrets he arranged for two kings to battle, so that in the aftermath he could abscond with an ancient tome of power hidden beneath one of their thrones (Legacy Mythic item Details TBD). Putting personal gain over the death of thousands of innocents caused him to fall.

I'll be building him a hyper-intelligent roguish with some casting, but primary uses telekinesis.

I've got to work on the details, but everything will build off that concept.

Do you think that would have a chance of being included or do you need more?


I am SO interested in this I can't stand it. I wish I had seen the thread earlier.

Let me look at the details and propose something. Off the top of my head I think Wizard/Telekineticist/Something with a full BAB.


Dot


Your can move yourself around this way, but it's less effieicint than the flight power. I believe it's a standard versus free action, but I don't have the books in front of me.


Telekineticist can do it.

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