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WTF! $21 postage on a $31 order?
That sounds bad... but everything in your order is on clearance. If you were to phrase your question based on retail value rather than sale price, $21 postage on a $172 order seems much more reasonable, doesn't it?
But shipping costs aren't based on retail value *or* sale price: they're based on size, weight, destination, and the chosen shipping method. You've got more than 6 pounds of stuff, including a board game that weighs 2.5 pounds by itself.
If you go to the USPS website and ask for a quote to ship a 6-pound package from our zip code (98052) to yours, the cheapest shipping option you'll get is USPS Retail Ground for $22.98 (the smallest single box everything would fit in is 13x10x6, so it won't fit in any Flat Rate Box, and the contents don't qualify for Media Mail). By breaking it into two packages, we can charge you a bit less than that and get you Priority service.
Our shipping charges are designed to cover our costs, not make a profit; we spend a lot of effort keeping our costs as low as we can without losing money—including breaking your order into multiple packages when it saves *you* money.
Analyzing loot in that way doesn't necessarily tell the whole story.
Some loot cards—especially weapons—will be outgrown, while other cards will remain useful for the rest of the AP. And not all loot cards are created equal—Emerald Codex is one of the best cards in RotR, so even if that's the only loot card in your deck, I'm not going to cry for you.
Theryon Stormrune wrote:
As I posted in another one of the threads (where you've asked about cohorts), Vic and Mike have stated that you should always use the latest rulebook (which is the one for Wrath of the Righteous) as well as the most current version of the base set's rulebook when playing.
The rules card in the Witch deck specifically says "These cards use some concepts introduced in the Wrath of the Righteous set. Please visit paizo.com/PACG to download a PDF of the latest version of the rulebook."
Marco Massoudi wrote:
That is an automatic process on the paizo page when you try to link something outside of paizo.com.
No—it's an automatic process to prevent really long unbroken strings of characters from messing up text wrapping. Just use URL tags (see "How to format your text" below the post submission box) and you won't have problems.
Theryon Stormrune wrote:
Honestly, I don't know how Chris (or Liz) push through the downloads to those that should receive them (like VOs and retail stores). I assumed that she processes a list that pushes out the emails and makes the links appear in our download libraries.
That's pretty much it, except that the "list" is really a database operation. And it's usually Chris, but Liz did it this time.
The title of Season of the Righteous Adventure 4 changed in development, so the copy of the Adventure Path page currently included in adventures 1 through 3 have the wrong title (The Mighty and the Fallen); the copy included in adventures 4 through 6 have the correct title (The Mighty and the Righteous).
If we ever have cause to update those files, the sheets will be updated, but we're not going to make everybody redownload all those files just to get a minor correction to a page that they already have in corrected form anyway (and if they don't have it in corrected form yet, that means they haven't gotten far enough for it to matter anyway).
Complete list below:
All PACG Traits:
Note: This list is in kit form; you'll need to assemble it yourself. You will need multiple copies of many of the components below. Some components may not be used. No further instructions are available.
One problem with this is that scenarios need villains, henchmen, and locations, and unless you rely on ownership of a specific Base Set, you have to design new ones.
If we design new ones, well, a standard scenario needs 8 locations, a villain, and 7 henchmen; with the scenario card itself, there's 17 out of your 110 cards. Now, we're not going to have to have all new locations and henchmen for *every* scenario, but still, the fact that we can't reuse locations or henchmen from the Base Set means we couldn't give you as many scenarios as an Adventure Deck that's designed for a specific Base Set.
Scenarios are also designed for specific power levels, so we'd have to provide rules for assembling a deck for that level. And rewards give you power, so we can't just have you drop these scenarios into an existing AP, or you would become overpowered. That means you need a specific chain of progression for these scenarios... and hey, we just invented the Adventure Path. Only one that's less efficient than the ones we do now, because they can't reuse stuff from a specific Base Set.
So let's go back to the concept that we *can* rely on ownership of a specific Base Set. Per that last paragraph, we *still* need a storyline. Hey—we just invented the Pathfinder Adventure Card Guild Adventure Path!
Playing an item counts as playing an item, unless something tells you otherwise, and nothing here is telling you otherwise. (Note in Hawk's link above, Goblin Buckler Gun tells you it counts as playing a weapon instead of an armor.)
Playing a spell limits your ability to play other spells, so doing something that counts as playing a spell limits your ability to play other spells.
Leg o' Lamb wrote:
Make sure you aren't printing as an image. In some older versions of Reader this could cause a massive slow down when trying to print. To check to see if "Print as Image is turned on or not, from the print dialogue box, click the advanced button (should be to the right of the printer pull down). The check box should be somewhere in the upper right corner of the box.
What this setting really does is determine whether the bulk of the processing is being done by your computer (Print as Image is on) or by the printer (Print as Image is off).
It actually sounds to me like the printer is the one erroring out, so I suspect that Print as Image is off (which I'm pretty sure is the default setting) but you might actually want to try turning it *on*.
I guess what this really adds up to is this: whichever way it is set now, try the other way.
The short answer is that "before you act" is about when, not about who.
We will try to use wordings that make that clear, but most of those changes should be cosmetic. The one functional change that we know will be coming out of this is that Agna's "Before you act" power needs to be limited to her turn.
The text on the card says:
So as printed, if the location decks empty out before blessings deck, technically you have to keep playing until you empty the blessings deck... but that really just means each player's turn consists of advancing the blessings deck then immediately ending her turn.
For Obsidian's Pathfinder Adventures game, we've adjusted it so you can skip those turns:
We do actually have something very like this—when you're on a page that lists products, the left sidebar will have a list of new and upcoming products for that category.
For example, if you're looking at the Downloads category, the list shows the latest PDFs, regardless of publisher. Or if you click on a publisher's name to go to their page, the left sidebar has listings for that company's new and upcoming products. (For example: Paizo.)
Each of the "New Products" and "Upcoming Products" lists also has its own RSS feed—click the little orange RSS icon on the upper right corner of the list—so your RSS reader can notify you when these lists are updated.
(We don't run that at the very top level—that is, aggregating everything in the store—because there are just too many.)
The FAQ resulted from an issue Obsidian raised, and during that discussion, I introduced this thread, so when I posted the FAQ, I looked at places I needed to post the answer to and incorrectly identified this as one. You're right: the FAQ doesn't actually address this question.
I'll get back to you.
A fresh take:
Optional vs. Required Checks
(Shrine to Lamashtu and Coastline, and possibly a few other cards, should then say "Either do X or do Y.")