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To expand on my earlier statement: Yes, I do believe attitudes on both sides have contributed to the oft-stated toxic atmosphere. It is such that I usually feel intimidated enough to retreat whenever I catch sight of any such argument. This is a bad thing.
That I feel too frightened of the roiling nexus of hate to involve myself in a positive movement is a very bad thing.
Insain Dragoon wrote:
I don't think he was the mastermind behind everything that is wrong in the system, but as the companies face on the forums he had to tow the company line on any issues. Now that he no longer staffs at Paizo it's very obvious he has different design paradigms than Paizo.
I used to despise his Pathfinder design philosophy. Having seen some of his non-Paizo stuff, I'm tending toward believing the above was the case.
I know I've had some of my own work twisted into unrecognisability by editors and been obliged to say 'it's good'.
This user started the other thread and posted in it.
Nomad’s Step (Su)
Is line of effect required? Can you state a distance and direction to go through walls?
Female Infernal Conscriptus Outsider 11
I am leaving Divinity Forge 2.
Sorry. This isn't working for me. I can't have Alosvalophos run my turns every turn either, so it's best if the Orizaba become a static NPC force or something.
I barely have the will to live. My depression is heavier now than it has been in a long time.
Good luck with the rest of the game, everyone. Have fun.
I'll make up an alt for posting soon. In the meantime:
Itzpapalotl rules over Tamoanchan, a verdant realm of lush greenery, fertilised by ground bones and sacrificial blood. She is a goddess of either terrifying obsidian-winged appearance or of unearthly beauty, as she chooses. Her people are the Orizaba, the Obsidian Butterflies, also known as Cihuateteo (divine women). The Orizaba are said to have once been the spirits of women that died in childbirth. Itzpapalotl considered childbirth a form of battle, and so to her these spirits were fallen warriors. She honoured them with beautiful new bodies and returned them to the world to be her servants.
The modern Orizaba are generations removed from their mythic ancestors, now able to live and reproduce normally. Despite there being no males, Orizaba couples are able to create offspring by means of a ritual that produces a seed. The seed, once planted and watered with blood, grows into a large flower bud. It blooms only once, unveiling the child within, then withers.
Physically, an adult Orizaba looks much like a human woman, with dark skin and typically lean physique, though their fingers and toes are sharply clawed. As they age, they develop pale markings on their faces that resemble skulls. Their culture is both highly artistic and bloodthirsty. Living sacrifice is a great honour, giving blood for the next generation to be born. They harness the mystic power from this release of life as well, and most Orizaba are skilled practicioners of the supernatural arts.