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Added to S&S, Bard and Rogue.

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Added Keen Rapier +3 to Bard and Rogue.

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..and it's this.

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Adding Krelloort and Keen Rapier +3 to S&S. Keen Rapier +3 also added to Class Decks (Rogue and Bard).

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One more. (One more coming...)

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Gelman?

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Ok. So, the Sea Troll requires you to have the Fire or Acid trait in your combat check or else it is undefeated. You use Potion of the Ocean ("Banish this card and choose a character at your location to succeed at a check to defeat a bane with the Aquatic trait") to auto-defeat. The question, then, is can Damiel use his power to add 1d6 + the Fire trait to the check?

The first thing I'd look at is exactly when you actually play Potion of the Ocean. I don't see any reason that would happen anywhere other than the "Play Cards and Use Powers That Affect Your Check" portion of "Attempting the Check," and since that's the same time Damiel uses his power, you get to choose the order. So that suggests you can indeed fire off that power before you play that card.

The second thing I'd look at is whether the wording of Damiel's power prevents it: "You may discard a card to add 1d6 (□+1) (□+2) and the Poison or Fire trait to any combat check at your location." Can I use that power when I know I'm not actually going to be rolling the dice? I don't see anything stopping me.

So yes, you can add the Fire trait and then auto-succeed at the check.

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I'd strongly suggest you try a different unzipping utility. What you *should* get is the following:


  • Burnt Offerings - Trailer.mp3
  • PF001 Burnt Offerings AB (folder)
  • PF001 Burnt Offerings mp3 (folder)
  • Vortex 61.pdf (a Big Finish newsletter)

The "AB" folder contains a JPG of the cover and a single m4b audiobook file which should play nicely with many audiobook readers, including iTunes. I would recommend using this version if you have compatible software.

The "mp3" folder contains the cover JPG and 19 mp3 files, one for each chapter. As standard mp3 files, pretty much any media player from the last decade plus should be able to deal with these files; I would recommend using this version either to burn a CD or for use with older software or hardware. (You should be able to just drop these into your iTunes window as well.) Note that the largest of these mp3 files is under 13 MB, and a couple of them are just 6.5 MB, and pretty much any modern mp3 player should be able to begin playing them in literally less than a second. Your report that it takes minutes to load suggests there is a major problem with your configuration, and again, my biggest suspect is your unzipping utility.

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Added this and this to the S&S FAQ.

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Added this and this.

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Hmm. I'm not sure why you're seeing numbers—those are supposed to be internal only, and because of that, we didn't worry about assigning them in a useful order. #1 is Ekkie, which comes out *after* "#2" and "#3."

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FireElemental wrote:
I have the original one as both a PDF and a physical map. Is there anything special about the classic version that would make me want to grab it too?

Nope. At least, not unless you're a fan of minor changes in the tiny text on the map itself, or really want the wraparound-style packaging.

FireElemental wrote:
Might I request Town Square be considered? I can't find a physical copy and it is used in Silverhex Chronicles.

At the moment, only the 8 we just announced are planned. If these do well, more may be possible.

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bugleyman wrote:
I would have expected this to be 32x40.

We asked our printer what their largest possible sheet size is (rounded down to the nearest inch) and this is it.

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Sandslice wrote:
Predicting Vic and Mike's response. Something along the lines of it certainly should followed by a FAQ instruction to add it. :)

Yeah, that. (It's also in S&S 5.)

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While we shipped Goblin Lockpick and Vomit Twin to subscribers along with S&S Deck 6, they were not retail promos—at least, not exactly. When I can say more about what happened there, I will update the post.

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The main function of the Basic trait is that your characters' starting decks are restricted to include only Basic cards with that trait.

Location decks don't share that restriction—they are built using any cards in the box. While you're playing the scenarios from the Base Set, you should have all of the cards with the B indicator (that's the letter in the upper right corner) in the box—and if you have the Character Add-On Deck, all of the cards with the C indicator—and nothing else.

The other important function of the Basic trait, and the main function of the Elite trait, is that they work with the rules on the Adventure Path card that tell you when you can remove cards from the game. You don't need to worry about that until you start Adventure Deck 3.

A few other cards might card about whether a card has the Basic or Elite trait—for example, a card might tell you to draw an item with the Basic trait from the box—but you don't need to think about that sort of thing until it happens, and when it does, the cards will tell you what to do.

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WhatAShame wrote:
Just curious, what prompted the team to reprint? I read Vic's post back from 2009 about not ever planning to reprint, so what spurred the motivation to bring back these mats?

Erik selected eight maps that sold well enough—and have been out of print long enough—that we *think* we can sell enough to justify.

An important thing to note here is that when you reprint a product that has only recently gone out of print, retailers don't order it like it's a new product—they place *reorders*, which are usually a fraction of what their initial orders were. We believe that these particular products have been gone long enough that retailers will order them as if they were brand new—or at least closer to that than a restock order.

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Rynjin wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:

FAQ Friday returns!

FAQ wrote:

Lore Master Bard Ability and Taking 10: Can I take 10 on Knowledge checks? The Knowledge skill doesn’t say I can’t, but if that's true, the first half of the lore master bard ability doesn't do anything.

Yes, you can. The lore master bard ability should add to the end of that first sentence “even when threatened or distracted.”
But what of next week? Light and Darkness has two distinctly different questions both in the top 6. Will the lack of Unchained blogs mean we put up a Light and Darkness FAQ blog? Will scorpion whip slash its way through? What does that mean for simulacrum, which is perched just beneath the two of them but would require one hell of a blog to cover? Find out next week on FAQ Friday!
Thank GOD I can finally stop arguing with people about this one.

FAQs stop arguments in your world?

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The 8 that were just announced are the only 8 planned at the moment. Response to these will help determine whether there might be more!

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Sharpshooter's Blade is in.

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Added Sharpshooter's Blade to the Daggerlike weapons list.

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The tiny text on each map has been updated, so it is possible to differentiate the new from the old, but apart from the fact that the packaging uses the new "wraparound cover" style instead of the old "bag with header card" style, differences should not be readily apparent.

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Folks, if you are interested in this, I suggest you order sooner rather than later. Sales have been very strong, yet I'm not sure if Diamond (the licensee that's producing them) will do another run anytime soon.

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The maps themselves are essentially the same (the tiny text on each map has been updated), but the packaging is the newer wraparound cover instead of the old "bag with header card."

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Just eight selected maps that sold well enough—and have been out of print long enough—that we think will sell enough to justify it.

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Added Masterwork to Fighter and Wizard FAQ.

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Added Masterwork to Fighter and Wizard.

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Added Masterwork to Fighter and Wizard.

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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
Fortune-Teller has a power change, the list above has a change to the check to acquire. (I'm guessing that is a copy and paste error.)

Correct again. Thanks!

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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
I've got Winged Shield in the Fighter Deck and Dancing Mace +2 in the Ranger Deck.

You are correct, sir—those were left out of their respective FAQ entries, which have been updated. Thanks!

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Edited this entry to add Ranger to the list of decks that the Dancing Mace +2 is included in.

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Edited this entry to add the Winged Shield.

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Korean gambling site spam.

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Mike Brock (Pathfinder Society) and Tanis O'Connor (Pathfinder Adventure Card Game) will be going, but Paizo does not have a booth.

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Pick one or the other.

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Malcolm_Reynolds is correct—any new versions of Skull & Shackles (foreign translations, electronic adaptations, etc.) will have those changes in the card list.

I suppose it's a fair question of whether or not we should do that in the errata decks. (No matter what, those cards are going in the decks—the only question is whether or not we do the set indicator swaps.)

The big "pro" argument is that once you've incorporated the errata decks, if you decide to pull out the Add-On Deck for whatever reason, you'll be able to play The Free Captain's Regatta without proxying (as per this FAQ).

The big "anti" argument is that when you incorporate the errata decks, you might get confused if you look for cards by set indicator, as 4 of them won't match up. However, there were set indicator changes in the RotR errata decks and nobody reported confusion, so I'm leaning to "pro."

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You're right that I've left off the Lycanthropes (add Wereshark Pirate and Captain Horrus Riptooth to your list), but what do you have for Sharpshooter's Blade?

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Jester David wrote:

3e was selling well and 3rd Party Products were being released in droves, so many stores ordered lots.

Then 3.5e came out and all the 3.0 product was worthless. Bargain bin stuff at best. Stores lost a LOT of money.

The problem wasn't that 3.5 made the 3.0 product worthless. It was that the first 3rd-party d20 products to market sold *really well*, and the market responded with overexuberance. A lot of small publishers quickly spun up and pumped out a lot of products that just frankly weren't that good, and a lot of retailers bought way too many copies of way too many of them. This would have been a major problem even if 3.5 hadn't been released.

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Since the PACG doesn't use the OGL, you will never be getting a thing by that name....

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Yep. Odds are good we'll be adding that to Wizard and Fighter.

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Class Decks:
Set Card Type Name Qty Editing Notes

  • Bard Character Meliski 1 change "allow her to reroll 1 die (□ 2 dice)" to "allow her to reroll 1 die (□ or 2 dice).
  • Bard Role Meliski 1 on both sides, change "allow her to reroll 1 die (□ 2 dice)" to "allow her to reroll 1 die (□ or 2 dice).
  • Bard Weapon Flaming Scimitar +1 1 add the Magic trait.
  • Bard Spell Glibness 1 needs the italicized text in the following quoted section: "At the end of the turn, if you do not have either the Arcane or Divine skill, banish this card; otherwise, you may attempt an Arcane or Divine 8 check.
  • Bard Spell Paralyze 1 add the Attack trait
  • Bard Armor Shield of Fire Resistance 1 add the following text: “If you are proficient with light armors, you may recharge this card when you reset your hand.”
  • Bard Armor Spiny Shield 1 add the following text: “If you are proficient with light armors, you may recharge this card when you reset your hand.”
  • Bard Item Ivory Dice 1 change the check to acquire from "See Below" to "None."
  • Bard Ally Fortune-Teller 1 change the check to acquire from "See Below" to "None."
  • Cleric Character Kyra 1 change "If your combat check has the Sword trait, add 2 (▢ 4) and the Magic (▢ and Fire) trait to it" to "If your combat check has the Sword trait, add 2 (▢ 4) and you may add the Magic trait (▢ and/or Fire trait)".
  • Cleric Role Kyra 1 on both sides, change "If your combat check has the Sword trait, add 2 (▢ 4) and the Magic (▢ and Fire) trait to it" to "If your combat check has the Sword trait, add 2 (▢ 4) and you may add the Magic trait (▢ and/or Fire trait)".
  • Cleric Weapon Dancing Scimitar +2 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Cleric Spell Vengeful Storm 1 delete the words "Wisdom or".
  • Cleric Armor Deathbane Shield 1 Change the second and third powers to "Reveal this card to add the Magic trait to your combat check, or to reduce Combat damage dealt to you by 2. If you are proficient with light armors, you may play another armor on this check." (new para) “If you are proficient with light armors, you may recharge this card when you reset your hand.”
  • Fighter Weapon Adamantine Trident +3 1 change "If a monster has a power that increases the difficulty of a combat check" to "If a monster has a power that increases the difficulty of that combat check", and move that sentence to the end of the first power.
  • Fighter Weapon Dancing Mace +2 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Fighter Spell Paralyze 1 add the Attack trait.
  • Fighter Armor Spiny Shield 1 add the following text: “If you are proficient with light armors, you may recharge this card when you reset your hand.”
  • Ranger Character Agna 1 change "that weapon’s traits" to "that card's traits".
  • Ranger Role Agna 1 on both sides, change "that weapon’s traits" to "that card's traits".
  • Ranger Role Arabundi 1 On the Mage Hunter side, change the last power from "▢ When you play Blessing of the Gods on your non-combat check, you may recharge a random spell from your discard pile" to "▢ When you play Blessing of the Gods (▢ or any blessing) on your non-combat check, you may recharge a random spell from your discard pile".
  • Ranger Weapon Adamantine Poniard +1 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Ranger Weapon Dagger 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Ranger Weapon Invigorating Kukri +1 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Ranger Armor Entropy Shield 1 add the following text: “If you are proficient with light armors, you may recharge this card when you reset your hand.”
  • Rogue Character Lesath 1 change "When you would banish a monster, display it. You may recharge a card to add 1d6 (▢+1) to your combat check for each displayed monster." to "When you defeat a monster and would banish it, you may display it instead. Before you attempt a combat check, you may recharge a card to add a number of d6 (▢+1) equal to your number of displayed monsters. At the end of your turn, banish your displayed monsters."
  • Rogue Role Lesath 1 on the Sword Dancer side, change "When you would banish a monster, display it. You may recharge a card to add 1d6 (▢+1) to your combat check for each displayed monster." to "When you defeat a monster and would banish it, you may display it instead. Before you attempt a combat check, you may recharge a card to add a number of d6 (▢+1) equal to your number of displayed monsters. At the end of your turn, banish your displayed monsters." On the Dervish side, change the power to "When you defeat a monster and would banish it, you may display it instead. Before you attempt a combat check, you may recharge a card to add a number of d6 (▢+1) (▢+2) (▢+3) equal to your number of displayed monsters. At the end of your turn, banish your displayed monsters."
  • Rogue Role Wu-Shen 1 On the Prey Stalker side, change "Add 2 (▢ 4) to your check to defeat a barrier (▢ or close a location)" to "▢ Add 2 (▢ 4) to your check to defeat a barrier or close a location".
  • Rogue Weapon Animalbane Dagger +1 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Rogue Weapon Dagger 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Rogue Weapon Invigorating Kukri +1 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Rogue Weapon Light Crossbow +1 1 replace the Basic trait with the Magic trait.
  • Rogue Spell Speed 1 the check to acquire should be Intelligence Arcane Wisdom Divine 6.
  • Rogue Armor Arrow Catching Studded Leather 1 add the following text: “If you are proficient with light armors, you may recharge this card when you reset your hand.”
  • Sorcerer Character Amaryllis 1 change "After (▢ and before) you reset your hand" to "At the end of your turn, after (▢ and before) you reset your hand".
  • Sorcerer Role Amaryllis 1 on both sides, change "After (▢ and before) you reset your hand" to "At the end of your turn, after (▢ and before) you reset your hand".
  • Sorcerer Role Seoni 1 On the Tattooed Mystic side of Seoni's role card, change "After you are dealt Acid, Cold, Electricity, or Fire damage, you may draw 1 card (▢ 2 cards)" to "After you are dealt Acid, Cold, Electricity, or Fire damage, you may draw 1 card (▢ or 2 cards)".
  • Sorcerer Weapon Sling 1 change "instead" to "additionally".
  • Sorceror Weapon Dagger 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Sorcerer Spell Confusion 1 add the Attack trait
  • Sorcerer Ally Incanter 1 remove Divine from the check to acquire.
  • Wizard Character Radillo 1 change "After you play a spell that has the Arcane trait" to "When you play a spell that has the Arcane trait during an encounter".
  • Wizard Role Radillo 1 on both sides, change "After you play a spell that has the Arcane trait" to "When you play a spell that has the Arcane trait during an encounter". On the Arcane Collector side, replace "When you encounter a boon, you may bury a card to banish it and instead summon and encounter a random boon of the same type ... from the box" with "When you encounter a boon, you may bury a card to exchange it with a random boon of the same type ... from the box". On the Puppet Master side of Radillo's role card, change "When any character at your location encounters a monster, you may recharge an ally to reduce the difficulty of the check to defeat the monster" to "When any character at your location attempts a check to defeat a monster, you may recharge an ally to reduce the difficulty of that check".
  • Wizard Weapon Dancing Mace +2 1 Change "the combat check" to "your combat check"
  • Wizard Weapon Sling 1 change "instead" to "additionally".
  • Wizard Spell Paralyze 1 add the Attack trait.
  • Wizard Spell Sphere of Fire 1 replace "At the end of your turn, if you do not have either the Arcane or Divine skill..." with "This counts as playing a spell. At the end of your turn, or when you would discard this card when playing it, if you do not have either the Arcane or Divine skill..."
  • Wizard Ally Incanter 1 remove Divine from the check to acquire.
  • Wizard Ally Snake 1 remove the word "non-combat."

Total cards: 49

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Here are the tentative card lists for S&S and the first 7 Class Decks. Please let me know if you think anything's wrong. (Sorry about the formatting...)

S&S:

Set Card Type Name Qty Editing Notes


  • B Role Jirelle 1 On the Pirate Queen side of Jirelle's role card, change "▢ If you are on a ship, you (▢ or another character on the ship) may move at the end of that character's turn" to "▢ If you are on a ship, you may move at the end of your turn (▢ or the character commanding your ship may move at the end of her turn)".
  • B Character Seltyiel 1 On Seltyiel’s character and role cards, change “before you reset your hand” to “at the end of your turn.”
  • B Role Seltyiel 1 On Seltyiel’s character and role cards, change “before you reset your hand” to “at the end of your turn.”
  • B Scenario Sunken Treasure 1 On the scenario Sunken Treasure, change "into the location deck" to "into that location deck."
  • B Location Tempest Cay 1 On the location Tempest Cay, replace the At this Location text with "If this location is occupied, Structural damage to your ship at any location is increased by 1."
  • B Location Wishing Well 1 Change the location Wishing Well's At This Location power to "When you acquire a boon, summon and encounter the henchman Pirate Shade Haunt, which may not be evaded; display it next to your character card."
  • B Henchman Enemy Ship 8 change the check to defeat from "See Below" to "None".
  • B Monster Crab Swarm 2 On the monster Crab Swarm, replace the power with the following: Before you act, each other character at your location must summon and encounter the Crab Swarm. (new paragraph) If any character would defeat the Crab Swarm, reroll the dice; that character must take the new result.
  • B Barrier Ambush 1 On the barrier Ambush, change "encounter it, subtracting 1 from each die rolled in your check" to "encounter it, subtracting 1 from each die rolled in your checks against it".
  • B Barrier Pirate Hunting 2 change the check to defeat from "See Below" to "None"; change "If the summoned card is undefeated" to "If the summoned card is not defeated"
  • B Barrier Treasure Hunt 1 replace "Then banish this barrier" with "If any character succeeds at the check, the barrier is defeated; otherwise, it's undefeated".
  • B Weapon Dagger 3 change "to the combat check" to "to your combat check"
  • B Weapon Heavy Crossbow 1 remove the Elite trait
  • B Weapon Throwing Axe 1 change "instead" to "additionally".
  • B Spell Confusion 1 add the Attack trait.
  • B Armor Buckler Gun 1 change "add the Ranged trait" to "add the Piercing and Ranged traits"
  • B Ally Swab 2 change "Reveal this card…" to "Display this card…"
  • C Character Damiel 1 In the Powers section on Damiel's character card and both sides of his role card, change "When you would banish a card that has the Alchemical trait, recharge it instead" to "When you play a card that has the Alchemical trait and would banish it, you may recharge it instead"; change "When you play a spell that does not have the Attack trait, you gain the skills Arcane and Divine equal to your Craft skill until the end of the step" to "You gain the skills Arcane and Divine equal to your Craft skill while you play or when you would banish a spell that does not have the Attack trait".
  • C Role Damiel 1 In the Powers section on Damiel's character card and both sides of his role card, change "When you would banish a card that has the Alchemical trait, recharge it instead" to "When you play a card that has the Alchemical trait and would banish it, you may recharge it instead"; change "When you play a spell that does not have the Attack trait, you gain the skills Arcane and Divine equal to your Craft skill until the end of the step" to "You gain the skills Arcane and Divine equal to your Craft skill while you play or when you would banish a spell that does not have the Attack trait".
  • C Role Lini 1 On the Aquamancer side of Lini's role card, replace the second-to-last power with the following: □ Add 2 (□ 4) to any combat check by a character at your location against a card that has the Aquatic trait (□ or any check by that character against a ship).; after "If you defeat a monster that has the Aquatic trait" add "and would banish it".
  • C Henchman Enemy Ship 0 (Note that we've put all 8 into B per ACG-132)
  • C Monster Crab Swarm 1 On the monster Crab Swarm, replace the power with the following: Before you act, each other character at your location must summon and encounter the Crab Swarm. (new paragraph) If any character would defeat the Crab Swarm, reroll the dice; that character must take the new result.
  • C Barrier Ambush 2 On the barrier Ambush, change "encounter it, subtracting 1 from each die rolled in your check" to "encounter it, subtracting 1 from each die rolled in your checks against it".
  • C Barrier Pirate Hunting 1 change the check to defeat from "See Below" to "None"; change "If the summoned card is undefeated" to "If the summoned card is not defeated"
  • C Barrier Treasure Hunt 1 replace "Then banish this barrier" with "If any character succeeds at the check, the barrier is defeated; otherwise, it's undefeated".
  • C Item Potion of Lucubration 2 replace the Elite trait with the Basic trait
  • 1 Scenario Press Ganged! 1 change the sentence "Each character’s hand size is equal to the number of cards in the bane pile" to "Each character's hand size cannot be greater than the number of cards in the bane pile."
  • 1 Ship Man's Promise 1 On the back of the ship Man's Promise, change "Other characters may not move with this ship from this location" to "Other characters may not move or be moved from your location".
  • 1 Weapon Animalbane Dagger +1 1 change "to the combat check" to "to your combat check"
  • 1 Weapon Pepperbox 1 add Craft as one of the skills in the check to acquire
  • 1 Spell Sphere of Fire 2 replace "At the end of your turn, if you do not have either the Arcane or Divine skill..." with "This counts as playing a spell. At the end of your turn, or when you would discard this card when playing it, if you do not have either the Arcane or Divine skill..."
  • 2 Scenario Give the Devil His Due 1 change "When you would encounter a ship, instead move the Devil’s Pallor to your location and encounter it" to "If a card would summon a ship, instead move the Devil’s Pallor to your location and encounter it".
  • 2 Villain The Matron 1 change the last paragraph to "If defeated, when you would close the location, instead banish The Matron and shuffle the villain Krelloort into the location deck."
  • 2 Weapon Dagger Pistol +1 1 change "to the combat check" to "to your combat check"
  • 2 Spell Aqueous Orb 2 replace "At the end of your turn, if you do not have either the Arcane or Divine skill..." with "This counts as playing a spell. At the end of your turn, or when you would discard this card when playing it, if you do not have either the Arcane or Divine skill..."
  • 2 Item Jolly Roger 2 change the power to "Display this card next to your character. While displayed, add 1d6 to your checks to defeat ships."
  • 3 Scenario Bizarre Love Triangle 1 replace the During this Scenario text with the following: If a villain cannot escape to an open location, shuffle the villain into a random location, opening it. (new para) To win the scenario, defeat any villain while all three villains are in the same location deck.
  • 3 Location Jasperleaf Apothecary 1 under "When Closing," change "summon and encounter" to "summon and defeat".
  • 3 Location Widowmaker Island 1 change the When Closing power to "Summon and defeat a random ship; you may seize it."
  • 3 Spell Freezing Sphere 2 replace "At the end of your turn, if you do not have the Arcane skill..." with "At the end of your turn, or when you would discard this card when playing it, if you do not have the Arcane skill..."
  • 4 Role Bikendi Otongu 1 change "If you win the scenario, draw 1 card of each boon type other than loot" to "If you win the scenario, draw 1 random card of each type of boon other than loot from the box. This counts as a scenario reward."
  • 4 Location Teleportation Chamber 1 in the At This Location power, change "Choose a random character" to "At the start of your turn, randomly choose a character". Change the "When Closing" power to "Examine the top card of a random other open location deck and, if it is a bane, succeed at its checks to defeat. If you did not examine a bane, this location closes automatically."
  • 4 Henchman Gholdako 6 add "The Gholdako is immune to the Mental and Poison traits."
  • 4 Henchman Ghol-Gan Obelisk 6 change the check to defeat from "See Below" to "None".
  • 4 Monster Gargoyle Sniper 2 change "succeed at a Perception 12 check" to "succeed at a Wisdom or Perception 12 check".
  • 4 Weapon Invigorating Kukri +1 1 change "to the combat check" to "to your combat check"
  • 4 Loot Conch of the Tritons 1 change "No other cards may be used on this check" to "Characters may not play other cards or use powers on this check".
  • 5 Scenario Best Served Cold 1 in the list of henchman, add "Sentinel Devil" before Erinyes Devils. In the During This Scenario section, change "When you encounter Barnabas Harrigan, each other character must summon and encounter a random henchman from the henchman pile" to "When you encounter Barnabas Harrigan, each other character must encounter a random henchman from the henchman pile. Return the henchman to the pile after the encounter."
  • 5 Villain Incutilis 1 change the check to defeat from "See Below" to "None".
  • 5 Henchman Gilbrok the Tongue 1 add the following to the end of the second power: “If the summoned henchman is undefeated, display it next to your character card.”
  • 5 Monster Voidstick Zombie 1 replace the power "For the rest of the turn, the difficulty of Divine checks at your location is increased by 3, and powers that have the Healing trait used by characters at your location recharge 1 fewer card" with "After your check to defeat, until the end of the turn, the difficulty of Divine checks by characters at your current location is increased by 3, and powers that have the Healing trait used by those characters recharge 1 fewer card".
  • 6 Monster Chelish Marine 2 change "Each character at your location must summon and encounter the Chelish Marine; it is defeated or undefeated based solely on your check" to "Before you act, each other character at your location summons and encounters the Chelish Marine".
  • 6 Monster Pirate Sniper 2 change "then 1d4–1 Ranged Combat to you" to "then 1d4–1 Ranged Combat damage to you".
  • 6 Weapon Adamantine Trident +3 1 change "If a monster has a power that increases the difficulty of a combat check" to "If a monster has a power that increases the difficulty of that combat check", and move that sentence to the end of the first power.
  • 6 Spell Vengeful Storm 2 delete the words "Wisdom or".
  • 6 Loot Doubleshot Pepperbox 1 delete the phrase "or on a 1–4 if you buried any cards to add damage".

Total cards: 87

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I edited this entry to note that it applies to the role card as well as the character card.

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R Pickard, those are some really good questions.

I've created a thread to allow third-party publishers to answer your first question here.

As for the second question, the answers will vary for each company. (Paizo requires freelancers who reside in the state of Washington to have a business license.) And the state you live in may have requirements that other states do not; I'd suggest you check with a tax attorney or tax accountant in your state to find out what's required of you.

I really don't have a good answer for your third question, I'm afraid.

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We have a thread for third-party publishers looking for freelancers to work on specific projects, but I think it would be useful if we had a thread for publishers to tell the community whether they routinely accept submissions outside of specific calls.

Third-party publishers, please post in the following format:

Publisher Name:
Contact Info for Submissions:
Submissions You Accept:
Submissions You Do Not Accept:
Pay Rate:
Additional Details:

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Wrath is going to tempt you with many things.

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Hawkmoon269 wrote:
So, the interesting thing with Temptation of Big Die (Which, in case you haven't seen it and are wondering how we are all talking about it, was in an email Paizo sent out.) ...

You can see Temptation of Big Die here. It's our convention promo for the season (debuting at PaizoCon) and it will be sent to subscribers with the first Wrath shipment, along with our May retailer promo, the goblin ally Chuffy Lickwound.

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This is an open letter to the Top 32.

One of you won the contest. Thirty-one of you didn't. Either way, your work is not over.

I hope that the reason each of you entered the contest is that you'd like to establish yourself (or perhaps further establish yourself) in the game industry.

The good news is that people like your ideas. The fact you made the Top 32 of RPG Superstar is proof of that, and though most of you are probably disappointed that you didn't win*, "not winning" doesn't change that fact. And even that entry you had in your final round—the one that has no doubt made you second-guess yourself a few times by now? People voted for that because they liked it.

So we've established you have talent. Lots of previous RPG Superstar non-winners are now working professionally in the industry, whether as freelancers or as actual employees of Paizo or other companies, and the only thing that stands between you and that future is you.

It's time to capitalize on what RPG Superstar has gained for you. First of all, folks like Owen K. C. Stephens, John Compton, and James Jacobs know some of your work, and might think of you when they need something. And if you submit something to us in an open call, your status as an RPG Superstar contestant will help separate you from the rest. I would hope that it would give weight at a lot of other companies in the industry, too—especially those publishing Pathfinder-compatible products. Your name is out there, and now is the time to get your work out there.

And just because you won, Monica Marlowe, don't think this post doesn't apply to you—it applies to you at least as much as anyone else. Some RPG Superstar winners have established themselves as successful writers who are going to continue getting a lot of work from Paizo and other publishers, and others have completed their winning assignment and then promptly disappeared. Which way it goes is *almost entirely* up to you. You have the biggest opportunity, and I hope you capitalize on it.

All of you: If you want this, do this. Now is the time.

*Ok, maybe Jason Keeley is less disappointed than most—but his work isn't over either!

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The third printing has been out since September 2011. It would take a bit of work to figure out exactly when the second printing came out, but I suspect it was early 2010.

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What you're asking for is far from simple, and we have many other projects that would benefit a much larger number of people with a similar amount of effort. If our current subscription model doesn't work for you, please buy from your FLGS.

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