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Vic Wertz

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Made some clarifications on encountering a card—mainly rearranging info into a more logical sequence.

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Added to FAQ.

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Firedale2002 wrote:

So my question is twofold.

1) When a character dies, are only the cards from that character banished if they're not kept, or when a character dies, does it make the entire cardpool of non-kept cards get banished?

2) Was this a miswording in the rules either in this section for dying or for the After the Scenario deck-rebuilding section, and if so, then which one is correct?

Added to FAQ.

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Adjusted a rule about dead characters' cards.

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Rebel Song wrote:
Anyway, all this has hurt my head and I need to go sit down. *is already sitting*

Join the club.

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I've adjusted the resolution. Thanks!

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Added Rage to Bard.

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Added Rage to FAQ.

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Added Rage.

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The sidebar has been finalized and added to FAQ.

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Added a clarification about Affecting the Situation.

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Added to FAQ.

(If you're wondering why we changed our stance on this after two and a half years, the answer is "Pathfinder Adventures.")

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Added Sihedron Circle.

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Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:
Any chance of seeing the other bestiarys in the same format? It would be more useful to have all five in smaller size than one and then four regular.

Now that the first one has done well enough, we'll start discussing the possibility.

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You can get an updated Runelords rulebook PDF here. However, I recommend grabbing the Wrath rulebook PDF from the same link instead, as it's better organized and more clearly worded. There are some rules in there that tell you how to deal with things that aren't in Rise of the Runelords (most notably, Mythic and cohorts), but you can just ignore them.

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Steve Geddes wrote:
How were these received at GenCon, Vic? Good response?

Sorry, Steve—I missed that question before. Yeah, we're quite happy with how they've been received. Looks like we need to print more already!

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Every rulebook since the second printing of Rise of the Runelords has had a page in the back called "Things to Keep In Mind," which includes a section headed "Cards Don't Do What They Don't Say." It's very germane to your question.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Added new rules about automatically succeeding at checks.

The resolution has been updated.

Old:
If a power allows you to automatically defeat or acquire a card, you may use it instead of attempting the check. Using such a power counts as succeeding at all checks required to defeat or acquire the card. You may not use such a power on any card that does not have a check to acquire or defeat, or on any card that has a check you're not allowed to succeed at.

New:
If a power allows you to automatically defeat or acquire a card, you may use it instead of attempting the check. Doing so counts as succeeding at all checks and requirements to defeat or acquire the card. You may not use such a power against any card that does not have a check to acquire or defeat, or any card that has a check you’re not allowed to succeed at.

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James McKendrew wrote:
Witch Deck Wording concern:

Added Feiya's Beast-Bonder role to FAQ.

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Added Feiya's Beast-Bonder role to Witch.

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Just want to say I appreciate seeing the review.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

SKULL AND SHACKLES:

AP #58 sunk from less than 250 to under 100!.

That exclamation mark sure seems exciting, but that could very well mean it went from 101 copies to 99. :-)

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Well, anything said in the last five days wouldn't be "Overheard at the Paizo Office," it would be "Overheard in the Delta Airlines Waiting Area."

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Note that the pregens linked in the above two posts are built using the full Pathfinder RPG ruleset, not just the Beginner Box!

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Whenever multiple characters have to do a thing, those things are done separately and sequentially, in the order you choose. The failures (and resultant damage) therefore happen as separate events.

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Hey, with all this talk about cards that hurt you when you examine them, I have to point out that it's possible to design a card that actually rewards you for examining it.

You know, at least... theoretically.

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Fayries wrote:
Unfortunately, at the moment, the subscription lets you start either with the Goblins or the Warpriest decks. No option to subscribe starting with the Gunslinger.

It should currently offer Gunslinger instead of Warpriest as a starting option. We'll look into it.

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I added spoiler tags to your comment above.

Spoiler:

If you mean you didn't understand the story reasons why you were doing that: There are several teams making their way across large floating rocks that serve as your approach platforms to the fortress, and people are occasionally flung from one platform to another during their transit. (That was explained in the read-aloud text for that part of the scenario.)

If you mean you didn't understand the design goals for it, it was to do something unexpected, more interactive than usual, and (hopefully) fun.

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Gorbacz wrote:
The term "Adventure Path" is not trademarked by Paizo. The term "Pathfinder Adventure Path" is.

This is correct. (If you're looking at the legal text in the original Rise of the Runelords volumes 1 through 4, we did briefly claim it as a trademark, but we eventually decided not to.)

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Ah—we keep forgetting that there's backend stuff to do for unlocks! We'll make that happen this month.

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Theryon Stormrune wrote:

The hard rule of 4 per table was for the Open.

They try to make it 4 per table at other events but I agree, most times it was 5 or more. We only had 3 tables that were Goblified so we had to pack the tables at times.

The Special is hard-limited to 2 to 4 players per table.

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Frencois wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Continuing our tradition of always picking the cards with issues for the preview blog... Added Poison Bullets to FAQ.

Actually it seems the card is named "Poisoned Bullets", so you may want to de-typo your FAQ Vic.

Just trying to help...

Gah!

Fixed. Thanks.

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Added Poisoned Bullets to Gunslinger.

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Continuing our tradition of always picking the cards with issues for the preview blog... Added Poison Bullets to FAQ.

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No—but Smith should have the Hireling trait. Added to FAQ.

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Added Smith to Barbarian and Cleric.

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Unsure. I need to get together with Tanis to incorporate feedback from Gen Con, but like much of Paizo, she got caught in the Deltapocolypse.

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I'm pretty sure you all know that we want that card banished at the end of the scenario, just like we want you to banish displayed spells when you don't have Arcane or Divine, no matter what gap in the rules you might find that suggests you might be able to keep it. (Adjusting the rules to paper over this edge case isn't going to make it a better game—it would just make it more persnickety.)

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I can't really advise you on your question, but if you have an iPad or Android tablet, Obsidian's Pathfinder Adventures app was literally made with folks like you in mind.

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It stays in play (and its effect continues) until the end of your next turn. As long as you've got cards with the appropriate traits to banish in its stead at the end of each of your turns, you can keep its effect going turn after turn.

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Zaister wrote:
Has anything been said about if and when Season of the Goblin will be made available to the general public?

The first adventure will be available later this month.

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Locking until a moderator can look at it.

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Locking this thread until a moderator can look at it.

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Do you know which distributor your store buys from?

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Cards are cards. (And if it ever matters, PFSACG Adventure Paths, adventures, and scenarios are cards too.)

As of MM, playing a card means using a power on that card by performing an action with that card that is specified by the card itself. Choosing to activate a power on a displayed card also counts as playing it.

When activating a power on your character card, you're not performing an action with your character card (revealing, discarding, etc.), and your character card is not displayed (you "place" it on the table during setup), so you're not "playing" your character card. (Unless, of course, the power specifically says that using it counts as playing a card.)

MM also adds the following statements about character powers: "Unless a character power says 'you may,' it is active whenever it is appropriate" and "You may use multiple different character powers during one check or step."

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skizzerz wrote:
Leng Spider's type in the RPG is magical beast, not outsider. While the ACG traits don't need to match RPG creature types (indeed they often don't), I just wanted to point out that outsider is actually it's own type; things from other planes aren't necessarily always outsiders.

We generally use the creature types from the RPG, but "Magical Beast" is an exception (partly because it's just way too long as a trait name); we recategorize those case-by-case. Sometime we make them Aberrations, like the Devilfish and the Manticore. The Griffon and the Pegasus are just Animals. Lamia are Lamia, and the Frost Worm is just a Worm. The Bunyip is, of course, a Bunyip.

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Malcolm_Reynolds wrote:
I didn't know that. Do you know what makes an outsider an outsider?

Definition of Outsider from the RPG Bestiary.

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The next Pathfinder Legends AP is currently in production—I'm not sure when Big Finish will announce which one it is, though!

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At this time, we intend to offer PDF subscriptions solely for PDF-only product lines.

There are many reasons we don't offer PDF-only subscriptions to lines that have print editions. Here are a few of them.

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taks wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
And if you're torn, buy both! :-D
Wait a minute... if it's already in my sidecart, which one am I getting?

At the moment, only the standard edition exists on paizo.com.

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