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Man, it's not often that I contradict Hawkmoon... but in this case, all we care about is the highest difficulty of the drawn monster, not the type of check that's associated with it.

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That said, I can tell you this for sure: Examining a card does not remove it from its location, and the rule "If you’re told to do something with a certain number of cards and there aren’t that many cards available, use as many as there are" applies to the first part.

It's the second part that needs some debatin'.

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Tanis: I put it in your gun. That you just used to shoot me.

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In Scenario 5, The Wardstone Legacy, cultists of Baphomet and Deskari are fighting each other. Cultists of Deskari have taken the Grey Garrison, and so closing that location involves summoning a Cultist of Deskari, but mostly, you're running into the more numerous Cultists of Baphomet.

Which is to say that the cards are correct.

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It says "Before closing, examine the location deck, then set aside those cards. On closing, shuffle those cards into this location deck."

Keep in mind the standard rules for When Permanently Closed:

Rulebook wrote:
First, apply any effects that say “before closing.” Then banish all of the cards from the location deck; it is now closed. Finally, apply any effects that say “on closing” and flip the location card over.

So when we want cards to avoid being banished, we have to pull them out "before closing" and stuff them back in "on closing."

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Rulebook wrote:
If you are instructed to play, reveal, display, discard, recharge, bury, banish, or otherwise manipulate a card, that card must come from your hand unless otherwise specified.

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Added to FAQ.

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Added Lookout Duty and Recast.

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rulebook wrote:
Some cards allow you to use a particular skill for a specific type of check, or to use one skill instead of another. (These cards generally say things like “For your combat check, use your Strength or Melee skill,” or “Use your Strength skill instead of your Diplomacy skill.”) You may play only 1 such card or use only 1 such power to determine which skill you’re using.

The rules intentionally don't require the phrase "for your combat check" to make their magic happen. Kyra's power is definitely doing what's described above.

I will get back to you on whether or not using it should count as playing a spell.

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Rulebook wrote:
The When Closing section on some locations requires you to summon and defeat (or acquire) a card. Summon and encounter it; if you do not defeat (or acquire) it, the location is not closed.

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Added to FAQ.

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Added original issue to FAQ.

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Added to FAQ.

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Added to FAQ.

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Added to FAQ.

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The Wrath of the Righteous FAQ has been created.

Please note that this is not a rules discussion thread. Please keep this thread for updates and commentary about the FAQ itself, not about the gameplay issues that are or are not described in the FAQ. (See the Rules Questions and Gameplay Discussion forum for discussion of those issues.)

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Pirate Rob wrote:

Myfly.

Here are 3 pictures of mine that may blow your mind.

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2

3

If we're calling the playtest cards from Mike's blog "beta," those would be "alpha."

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First World Bard wrote:
Jason S wrote:
Are we going to get mythic surges to help us with Wrath?
Season of the Righteous will give Mythic Paths at the same place as base game: when you start Adventure 2.

Mythic Path cards are part of the reward for completing Adventure 1.

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Dave Riley wrote:
Even if the assumption you're supposed to know every aspect of the card before you encounter it was codified in the manual...

Whether or not you read the cards in advance is part of what Mike refers to as "the social contract"—the code of "outside-the-rulebook rules" that each gaming group develops. (Other "social contract" issue include things like whether or not players are allowed to make decisions that harm other players, or how you divvy up Loot cards.) We avoid making rules that impinge on the social contract (though we occasionally have to make them for Organized Play in particular. But I will say that the designers do *not* assume that the players have read cards outside of play.

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Mechalibur wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
Mechalibur wrote:
Ugh, I'm starting to regret dropping my sub after S&S.
You'll find we have the solution for that problem here.
That fixed the issue, thanks.

Thank YOU! And welcome back!

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Yeah, it's the kind of thing six people somehow managed to miss in proofing, but immediately spotted five seconds after opening a finished deck.

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The librarian is not impressed by your charm—just your brains or your tact.

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They've been added to the package here.

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DM_Kumo Gekkou wrote:
I would very much like to see the new Kyra please. Anyone mind giving me a sneak peek.

You want this.

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It is not available in print (apart from its original appearance as serial chapters in the Council of Thieves AP books), but you are welcome to have your purchased copy printed nicely at a copy shop.

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That's our testing special! It'll be fixed in future posts (but we're probably not gonna bother fixing the busted ones).

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Yay! Card peeps!

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Mechalibur wrote:
Ugh, I'm starting to regret dropping my sub after S&S.

You'll find we have the solution for that problem here.

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zeroth_hour wrote:
(which is a tad confusing since there is a conflating of the physical class deck box you bring and the class deck box the character has access to)

Can you be more specific about where you see any confusion on that matter? Ideally, specific sentences, along with detailed explanations of the multiple ways that you think they may be interpreted.

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Mechalibur wrote:
Ugh, I'm starting to regret dropping my sub after S&S.

You'll find the solution for that problem here.

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The first is correctly plural, as it affects all of your checks while displayed. The second should be singular, as it affects only the check in which you discarded it.

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zeroth_hour wrote:
Okay, this thing is a nitpick - the session sheet says "Coordinator Initials", but "Bob" is not coordinator initials.

Bob's full name is Bob o'Robert b'Oberson.

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zeroth_hour wrote:
The rules don't even address "changing your mind" after the fact.

The main rulebook does, in the "Things to Keep In Mind" section, under "Choices Matter."

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The rules on the AP card care only about cards with the Basic and Elite traits, and no Wrath cohort has either.

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Myfly wrote:
Hawkmoon269 wrote:
Correct. UTC - 0700 (because of daylight savings).

Which is in Germany?

Right now, we got 7:37pm.
What is the time difference to Paizo HQ?

Daylight savings in Germany and/or Washington make it more difficult to determine the time difference.

Type "time in Seattle" into the Google search box.

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Defeating the Tangle Traps does not allow you to attempt to close the locations.

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Sigh. Millorn is supposed to be the villain for Under the Broken City, not Thurl and Inhaz. Will FAQ when FAQ goes up...

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To determine the scenario's adventure deck number, look at the scenario card. If it's a B, treat it as 0.

It might help you to read the check as if there were an "or" in there: "Intelligence OR Arcane." It doesn't care what your Arcane skill is based on.

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Thing is, you can't ever just add cards that aren't in your deck box to your deck box (unless a scenario or other reward specifically tells/allows you to, of course) so there's no other mechanism to get those promo cards into your box. (If you're going to argue that you can, you might as well argue that you can drop in some Skull & Shackles cards whenever you feel like it too.)

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Sorry—no live stream. But there will be live blogging, tweeting, and so on.

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There was a map product that supported the original release: Pathfinder Chronicles: Rise of the Runelords Map Folio. But back then, our AP Map Folios weren't poster maps—they were just 8.5x11 sheets reprinting many of the major maps from the AP, usually presented at the same size as they were presented in the AP. It's long out-of-print, though the PDF is available... but this PDF is really a much better product, as it contains a lot of maps that weren't in the original product, plus it has the interactive features.

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Cort: WHAT?!? (I need to stop coming in to the middle of conversations....)

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Guys, we're not looking to solve the Reign of Winter issue in this thread. We're already working on the next *two* APs after Wrath, and we already have a good idea of how we want to follow those (and note that I'm not saying whether or not RoW is one of them).

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Guide, with added emphasis, wrote:
All the cards must come from your Class Deck, but there are two exceptions: You may add one of your class’s Owner-associated promo cards from the Iconic Heroes miniatures line (see Promo Cards below), and you may substitute any character card of the same class (along with a matching role and token card) from a base set or Character Add-On Deck.

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There are a *lot* of things that go into choosing characters for an AP. Mechanics, obviously, but also marketing and long-term strategies. A lot of people spend a lot of time on it.

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Tim Statler wrote:

I;m asking about the season zero guide. We just hit deck four with our more experienced group and have a few folks still in deck 1 or 2 that want to play when the high level group plays. So I need High level pregens for them.

Please see the new version of the guide!

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Editorial control on the Tales line remains in the capable hands of Paizo's own James Sutter.

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Waaaay way back in June, we said that in his Meet the Iconics blog. In about September-ish, we decided to replace him with Imrijka. Reasons for this will become apparent... eventually.

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I am told that Amazon has already been corrected to taking preorders only.

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Thanks...

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