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Pathfinder Society Member. 516 posts (647 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 4 aliases.


Osirion

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Zardnaar wrote:

FR was better than Golarion before they wrecked it and I bet it has a higher profile in the non D&D world due to game like Baldurs Gate and novels. Golarion seems heavily influenced by Mystara and Greyhawk to a lesser extent.

This is YOUR opinion, not reality. I'm not sure how old you are ( You old be 13, or an older gamer like myself : I'm 44), but you seem bizarrely obsessed with how FR was the greatest setting ever. Many of us disagree.

It was massively bloated with "canon' martial that just kept testing piled on, each layer further restricting a DMs ability to be creative/improvise. Not everyone prefers tat very single village be detailed and statted-out.

You also seem oblivious to the fact that many of s loved Greyhawk.

Golarion has a similar feel of possibilities, as far as placing your own adventures and stories, without some player saying "Actually, that's where he Wizard's Enclave of Blah-Blah has their secret testing Dungeon ( As presented in FR book 16).'

Feel free to love FR, but OT all of us d/do. Keep that in mind when calling other setting inferior.

-Uriel

Osirion

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I've got a female Bard/Assassin (NPC spy/ally of the party) in my Kingmaker game that I am going to let use it with her hidden boot-daggers. Optimized? Hardly. Cool? Heck Yeah!

Osirion

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Aside from the name referencing a culture where the Scimitar is used, I am talking about the mechanics.

Dervish Dance is an extension of Weapon Finesse (Along a Feat Chain requiring Weapon Finesse).

The goofy thing here is that Weapon Finesse doesn't work with a Scimitar.
Kind of a strange combination.

Does anyone else think that perhaps the Dex to damage Feat should have been usable with perhaps all Light weapons, or at least the Rapier?

-Uriel

PS:I House-Ruled that Weapon Finesse worked with both Scimitar and Quarterstaff a while back, but that is another subject.

Osirion

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An old RPG (Fighting Fantasy,written by the guys who founded GW,no less, and based on the FF books, but later an RPG) has distinctive Wizards and Sorcerers. Wizards are pretty similar to the D&D/PF ones, whilst Sorcs draw from their inner-strength,essence and stamina.
Stamina is your HP, basically...That's right,Sorcs do damage to themselves, actually pouring their life essence into their magic.
I love this. The game was reprinted recently, and we are loving it.
A bit of a side-track, but I have been advocating a Con-Based Sorc for a bit.

-Uriel

Osirion

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Quixotai du Saffronc, my tragically unplayed Cavalier from the PbP boards.

http://paizo.com/people/TheYellowKnight

He is a combination of Baron Munchhausen and Don Quixote in temperament, an homage to my favorite video game character in form: the Yellow Knight from Joust.

A long, but (I think) interesting read, if I do say so myself.

-Uriel

Osirion

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Shuriken Nekogami wrote:

we aren't playing Disney Princesses D20.

I find this highly ironic, as all of your characters (On the PbP/Aliases,etc..) seem to be...er, teenage girls.

Sure, you may be a teenage girl yourself, but somehow I doubt it (Thus, you are RPing a badass Disney Princess! =^><^= ).

Back On-Topic:
Justifying black and white Evil/Good calls, based upon one's prejudices is just...f-ing retarded.

Not every Undead wished the state upon themselves...In fact, the majority did not. Nobody says 'Hmm...I sure wish to become a Wraith! Awesome!
Sure, Liches do, but Vampires? Nope..
It is a failing of the designers that 'All vampires are CE' etc... All of our RPing campaigns would have more interesting options without that stipulation. Not all Vampires, as depicted in various media are 'Evil'.
(And no, I am not talking about Twilight, or even True Blood...
Barnabus Collins, the original...simply awesome character).

-Uriel

Osirion

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A Dispel magic can target ONE of your letters. The DM can't decide that they all go BOOM!

Dispel targets one creature, item or ongoing area effect(Or as a counter-spell).So, yes, it was cheesy (And not legal).
Funny? Well, yes again...

I used to have a Mage/Rogue who would shoot 'message arrows' with little parchments tied to them. Guess what spell went off when you unrolled it...C'Mon, guess. :D

-Uriel

Osirion

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This thread reminds me of that one game where the the Rogue specialized in Pick Pocketing spell components from opposing Wizards...
Yes, you know that you are having to fight the BBEG, but with a bit of fun 'scouting', he is short some bat guano/sand/whatever he needs...

Not to mention the fun that said Rogue had applying Sovereign glue to the outside of spell component pouches, staffs, wands etc... Makes for an awkward fight when the BBEG Wizard has his hands stuck to his gear.

Osirion

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Adamantine Dragon wrote:
Gauss wrote:

Axebeard, while I agree this is true the reality is that most fighters get one weapon and stick with it for life. The only time that is not true is if you need to switch weapons due to being grappled or DR. Archers are no different once they get Point Blank Master.

- Gauss

Is this true of most players? I know that my fighters are notorious for carrying different weapons for different purposes. My last PF fighter used all of the following on a pretty regular basis:

spiked chain
falchion
compound bow
spear
longsword

Plus he carried other weapons "just in case" such as daggers, a short sword, a javelin.... probably more, he's been retired for over a year now and I'm too lazy to go pull his character sheet.

In fact it is this weapon versatility that is one of the main reasons I go for fighter when I do.

But even my non-fighter builds typically have at least two "main" weapons, one melee and one ranged. Even my druid has four weapons she carries around (albeit one is just so she can cast "Shillelagh".)

Compound Bow?

I think you mean Composite, unless you are playing in one of those odd Campaigns where the centaurs use pulleys on their bows (Cough,Hercules TV series,couch),
:D

-Uriel

Osirion

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While I have seen several interesting ideas, for the most part, this thread is the same old WRONG responses.
Wrong, you say? Yes, wrong...

Folks are posting bizarre Opinions (As if they were set in Adamantium, and indisputable) about how their view is right, the opposing view is wrong, and doesn't allow for fun/promotes Min/Maxing/ruins their characters.

This thread feels like it belongs in a Politics forum (Please, nobody equate Pt Buy with the GOP, Rolls with the Dems,or vice-versa etc...Ach).

I am almost always the DM in our games (My nickname since '92 or so has been The Eternal GM...), btw.

Honestly, I like both systems (I haven't used Array much, to be honest).
As a player, I am perfectly happy using Pt Buy, rolling, whatever...
I even like the 'organic' method', rolling in order, and then deciding what the character would be like, then choosing his race/c;ass etc...

I have played at a lot of tables in my 30 years of RPing, and seen a lot of powerfully-statted characters, as well as some pitifully dice-cursed ones as well. I understand the frustrations of being on one end of a spectrum,or having a concept killed by bad dice rolls. To this end, I go for compromise, and going to lengths to make sure that everyone as my table is having a good time.

In our current game (Kingmaker, almost through Book 5, about 2 years into the Campaign...we should be done, but went on hold for one player's health reasons), I offered both options.

Either 25 Pt Epic Buy or roll 4d6,drop lowest (Re-roll 1s).
One player went Pt Buy, 3 rolled, and one (Dave always does this...) rolled in order, then picked his character.

The Pt Buy guy died, later used the rolling method for his new character.
One other character died, and used Pt Buy for his new character.

My point is: You are all right in your opinion that your preference works for you. However, not everyone plays the same style of game, campaign,characters... They are not wrong simply for liking a different method.

I respect each method, and the passions with which you all espouse your preference, but please try to keep from belittling the preferences of others as Min/maxing, lacking in RP or whatever. I don't like dumping stats down to 7 or lower...but some might enjoy the RP aspect (My group is big on humor). Want to dump a 6 in your Cha? I will make it matter as the DM, trust me. I'm not going to go out of my way to screw you just to 'teach you a lesson;, but it's go come up. I once DMed a half-orc barbarian who had dumped his Cha down to 6 and his Wis to 7 in order to Max his Str/Con. He roleplayed is well, rudely threatening to eat any folks smaller to himself, as well as playing up the hilarious combo of a really crappy Sense Motive, When his goading and 'Tharg eat little faeries' comments (Complete with taking out a loaf of bread and some mustard) drew the ire of a Pixie Caster, while the actual NE character who deserved said ire skated through the situation with his Cha 16 and some inoffensive RPing... The Player laughed and went with it.
Sure, he got hit by a Geas and had to travel halfway across the Kingdom to make amends, but he agreed that Tharg deserved it. Min/maxer? Well, yeah...as far as trying to make a great damage-dealer. RPer/ You bet your last can of mountain dew, my fellow nerds. One can be/do both...and either system allows for both options.

-Uriel

Osirion

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Get him a 'Jump' potion...

a Lvl 2 game, and he is a Centaur who can afford full plate?
generous DM on both race choice, and gear...the potion shouldn't be a huge problem.Likewise, Spider Climb potion...

-Uriel

Osirion

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Hola all,

As the title says, you are transported through space/time to Golarion.
What would you want to transform into, Character wise...based on your honest assessment of your abilities and actual desires.

For example: I love Wizards,but I am not a huge fan of Sorcs.
However, the reality of spending hours a day./years painstakingly pouring over dusty tomes for power...? EEr... I haven't even fully read the APG yet. However, just having my power, and a cool-assed bloodline to boot? D'uh... (Even though the gamer in me hates the Lvl behind you are for getting your new Spell levels)...See what I mean?

Paladin? Awesome... Other that I think it would be an incredibly boring outlook, am not a super religious person, and am far too disorganized for LG.

See what I'm getting at?
I'd love to be an Elf, but (Let's be honest), I'm a goofball, my Girlfriend is half my age (not to mention that it's 'Open'), I play RPGs,
talk to my cats like they are people. Although ;the Bleaching' has gotten a hold of me as-of-late, I have long blue hair...
Gnome, it is...

I'd love to be a Magus,but...I've been playing guitar since I was 15 (I'm 42), tell jokes, stories (I am THE DM in our circle), I write Limericks... Dig up obscure facts and tidbits. I think it's pretty obvious that I'd have to be a Bard.

So let's go Lvl 7, 25 pt buy, normal 23,500GP wealth. I'd love to see what 'You' would become, made real in this wonderful RPG setting.

You that Wiccan/Goth girl in school? Witches actually rock !
Doing Kung Fu since you were 5? Monks away!
Maybe you always wanted to be Gunslinger, and played 'Young Guns/Clint Eastewood/whatever.

Obviously, folks could post their optimal builds, which might happen. I'd be that ridiculous Aasimar Oracle of the Heavens that I played in a recent Planescape game. But, he sure wouldn't have thought like I do, outside of Color Spraying Ice Devils...But if Ron Boggs' essence transferred to Golarion...Gnome Bard. Nope, I'm going to 'non-optimize', because, really...Bard/Magus is what I'd actually WANT to be...And I'm taking Familar as an Arcana, because I'd WANT an awesome talking cat. See what I mean?

I bet you folks can think up some really fun interpretations of 'you'.

Heck, if I see enough great ones, I'll offer to run a 'You are transported to Golarion' game at Gencon (Definate showing), or Paizocon, if I can make it...

I'll stat myself out in a bit. Post the Golarionized You, with gear that you'd actually love to have (Who wouldn't want a Handy Haversack...my fave magic item ever).

-Uriel

Osirion

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I must admit that I don't have the love affair with D&D that many folks here seem to. I am a 'That's finished, now I am going to move along' sort of guy. Other than a bit of nostalgia for a half-dozen monsters (Umber Hulks,Beholders,Githyanki/Githzerei/Mind Flayers,maybe one more...the Cooshee elven dog, I suppose), I really see no reason to even look back to D&D.Well, one...but Greyhawk is long dead at this point.

Golarion is vibrant and fresh. Original and just blossoming. Why would Paizo want to plunk down a sizable amount of cash to, what...republish FR? Boring...
I understand where the folks who want this are coming from, their love of D&D, but it isn't going to happen.
Mom and Dad aren't going to get back together... Enjoy both of your fave RPGs: they don't have to get remarried.

-Uriel

Osirion

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31: At work (I'm a Bartender in a Nightclub) you inform the drinkers of the Fort save DC of the cocktail that they are gulping back, as well as calling out effect...'Dazed for 3 rounds. Ouch, that one hurt.'

Osirion

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I've never been a fan of the PCs attacking/killing the Gods, but, we are missing something awesome (At least from MY early years of AD&D).

We used to like to have the Gods battle each other.
I cant remember how many times we tried to take out Jormungandr with Thor... Or how the Orc god Baghtru (Sp?) would crush EVERYBODY once he got his hands on them. Surter Vs Ares... Arioch Vs, Azathoth.

Anyways, Gods Vs Gods was a lot of fun for 12 year old me.

-Uriel

Osirion

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Oh, and Grimtooth's Traps, adapted for PF.

-Uriel

Osirion

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Mine:

A 1st Ed Samurai named Hamonrai Hodamayo... Said quickly, it sounds very 'Bad Samurai/Ninja/Anime flick',broke down...it is a bit dry, as sammiches go.

Gnome Illusionist named Ellis Dee...Specialized in Phantasmal Killers. Bad trip, man...His sister was named Phyllis Ibean.

Friends:

A Dwarf Fighter named Drunkona Barstool, from the much-respected Barstool Clan.

Fave character name ever (From a Micronauts setting homebrew Spacemaster game.
A Lounge Singer named Herb Chocolate Sherbert Cube Tarlick.
Early 90s, the player was combining his fave WKRP character with a bizarre Vanilla Ice alter-ego.

Uriel

Osirion

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Have you seen the stats for Goblins?
The only answer is to set them up as trainees for a Ninja Clan...
That way, I'd have a use for all of those cool Confrontation Goblin Ninja figs that I still have.

-Uriel

Osirion

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Darkwing Duck wrote:
seekerofshadowlight wrote:
Crimson Jester wrote:
Big 3? Um Greyhawk.
To be blunt Greyhawk hasn't been "big" in over 15 years. If you didn't play RPGA pick up those tiny books or have some one show it to you. Then you have never even heard of it. It was more or less an ignored setting since 3e came out.
I played Greyhawk before the RPGA existed.

I stopped playing D&D in 1987...moving on to more rules-heavy games, with more detailed /deadly combat, etc (Rolemaster,Chaosium, etc...).

So, my ref is as a 1st Ed player, and Greyhawk stands as the setting that does it for me.
Now, Golarion actually gives me that same fuzzy feeling that Greyhawk did, way back when I was 11-17, and slinging spells as an Elf F/M-U.

-Uriel

Osirion

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Crimson Jester wrote:
Big 3? Um Greyhawk.

This was my immediate thought.

Osirion

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I first played a Gnome on a dare. In 1st Ed, the only stat mod was a -1 to Comliness (Once the UA cam out). Someone said 'You'll play anything, huh? Well, play a Gnome.
And Grundigoot Cerdenarn (Grundy) was born, Gnome Fighter/Illusionist.
With Chromatic Orb, he ruled the roost, period... Phantasmal Killer as well. Found a Giant Slaying Sword (Petrified them) and away he went!

A few years ago at Gencon (2009 I think), I played in the Iron Player Tourney with a bunch of friends. I played a Gnome Wizard. Specialized in Illusions etc... We got to the BBEG, and (While he was spouting about what he was going to do to us), I hit him with a Phantasmal Killer, in the Surprise Round... DC was 23 or something...he got a 23 with Mods. Then I said 'Oh, I forgot, I'm a GNOME, it's a 24.
DM: :|
Dad BBEG.

I ran an all Dwarf game a few years back (3.5), a family theme.
Trying to get their ancestral hold back, etc... I allowed one person to play something else, and my friend Steve picked a Gnome Warmage.
Hilarity of a different sort, since the Dwarves finally got to make 'short' jokes, and the player frequently forgot things such as Fireballs detonated on yourself (To wipe out the horde of Derro attacking you) also hurt yourself...He also took Leadership, and picked up a Gimlet, a Gnome Cleric of Garl Glittergold. with a penchant for smarting off (Goad Feat). He would Aggro the baddies, and they would charge him, right past several Dwarves waiting with axes,hammers and spears. Popular would be an understatement for their feelings towards that little fellow.

Rules aside,Gnomes are fun, period. I don't play WoW,so i can't comment on that whole other can of Purple Worms, but everyone that I know who has played a Gnome in recent years was the sort of player that made you laugh at the table. No, they weren't always 'tricksters', or Tinkerers, but they were always fun...Which isn't something that I can say for every Elf, every Dwarf, every anything-else.

Yeah, take your Gnome Hate and shove it XD. The same can be said for hating any other race, and (Honestly), all you have said is 'Ewww, Gnomes look like Troll Dolls!I hate them!'
Well, Dwarves look like drunken Bikers,Elves like effeminate Trannies and half-orcs. Well, half-orcs look pretty cool, actually.

Oh, all smack-talking aside, I love Gnomes, btw.

-Uriel


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