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IronGiant wrote:

1: I don't have time for this game right now, I'll wait a couple of months.

2: Ok, I'll just download the base game and check it out a little.
3: Fine, I'll spend the $24.99 but I won't stay up late.
4: Went to sleep at 2 am.... I am pathetic....

Who needs sleep?
Well, you're never gonna get it
Who needs sleep?
Tell me what's that for
Who needs sleep?
Be happy with what you're getting
There's a guy who's been awake
Since the Second World War

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[Redacted]: The short answer is, "out of my butt."

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Hawkmoon269 wrote:

I think her power is intended to only allow her to draw an ally she displayed with the same power. If you didn't display it via her power, you can't draw it via her power either.

Thus, if you displayed the Mastiff for the Mastiff's power, you can't draw the Mastiff via her power.

Yep. Added to FAQ.

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Added Mother Myrtle's Preservationist role in Alchemist.

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This isn't actually an all-day event—the team entering events is still attaching dates and times to events, and until they do, each event is displaying as an all-day event on Friday.

Edit: The time has been updated.

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These are simple "what you see is what you get" files. The grid is part of the image.

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Folks,

Discussing the game here is fine, but please remember that if you need technical assistance with the Pathfinder Adventures app, or find any bugs, you should post on Obsidian's forum: http://forums.obsidian.net/forum/97-pathfinder/.

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Folks,

Discussing the game here is fine, but please remember that if you need technical assistance with the Pathfinder Adventures app, or find any bugs, you should post on Obsidian's forum: http://forums.obsidian.net/forum/97-pathfinder/.

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David Lockwood wrote:
Longshot11 wrote:
Don't know if anyone here would bother to read the rules, but they do mention defeating Mythic banes. One has to wonder, is it oversight or... :)
Used the latest rules, which happens to be from Wrath of the Righteous. ;)

I took a pass through Obsidian's rules, fixing this and other things like it. They didn't get all my changes in prior to launch, but more will be coming in future updates.

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Folks,

Discussing the game here is fine, but please remember that if you need technical assistance with the Pathfinder Adventures app, or find any bugs, you should post on Obsidian's forum: http://forums.obsidian.net/forum/97-pathfinder/.

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Localized pricing in the App Store isn't done via currency conversion—the prices have to be set for each currency. Last I looked, the stores actually pay the publisher less for some countries than others (presumably, to cover their conversion costs), so international pricing tends to be a bit higher than the converted rate would suggest.

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Obsidian says they're hopeful that it will be appearing in Google Play within the next few hours as well (even though the official release date is still technically tomorrow).

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Sometimes, the actual cover *is* ready when we announce a product. I can't say for sure whether that was the case with #3 or not—this is not the type of thing we keep track of—but it is a possibility.

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I've just received official word that April 28 is indeed the confirmed release date.

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I've just received official word that April 28 is indeed the confirmed release date (and adjusted the blog opening to say so).

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Added another issue for Mother Myrtle's Reanimator role to Alchemist.

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News of a firm release date is imminent.

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Malcolm_Reynolds wrote:
James McKendrew wrote:
Eliandra Giltessan wrote:
I feel like Mother Myrtle is going to want more attack spells and fewer combat items based off her d4 dex. But I need to see her played.
I'm not sure how much it helps, but check out her Proficiencies on the Reanimator role card...
Free weapon proficiency!

That's an error. Added to FAQ.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
The FAQ adjustment described here has solved this problem.

Erm... ignore that. There's another bit of discussion happening that may someday make my above statement true, but it's not true yet.

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Look, folks, it's not the right place. If it were, the Core Rulebook thread would be 10,000 pages long and nobody would be able to find anything. The authors are trying to be nice by answering the occasional question wherever it's asked, but if that encourages everyone to pile on, and we end up sliding down the slippery slope, then the authors will have to stop doing that. Please: don't make us make not answering a formal policy.

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One thing I'd like to say is that Nathan did such a great job capturing the characters that when I was reading the dialogue from Harsk, Ezren, and Valeros, I could hear the voice actors who play them in the Pathfinder Legends audio adventures speaking their lines in my head.

Also, everyone is going to love Lini. I might never not play Lini again.

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Zaister wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
The resolution to this entry has been updated. The substantive change is the addition of the sentence "Do what each card requires in the order you set them aside." (Cosmetically, the text has also been recast in the plural.)
Do we keep the part that says "When you reveal a card, it does not leave your hand. When you display a card, it leaves your hand immediately." which was present in the old resolution but seems to be missing from the new one? Without that text the "any other action" in the replacement text doesn't really make sense.

I have restored the missing text. Thanks!

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Added Robe of Vision to Sorcerer and Wizard.

Added Robe of Energy Resistance to the Sorcerer entry.

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Irgy wrote:

Thanks for the confirmation and the informative write-up Vic!

zeroth_hour2 wrote:
Vic, Foul Misgivings has the "the ally Aldern Foxglove may not be played for the rest of the scenario", but Foxglove's Manor ability isn't playing Aldern Foxglove (since it's activating the power on Foxglove Manor instead). Is that intended?
This was already discussed in one of the threads I read researching this. Basically, it wasn't intended, but they decided it didn't matter enough to be worth changing either, so it will remain the way it is.

The main reason for not adjusting it was that we didn't want to errata something that was working just fine... but since this isn't official errata, I would indeed say that if we were to reprint it today, I would have both sides of Foxglove Manor say "Reveal the ally Aldern Foxglove to banish all displayed Haunts; this counts as playing Aldern Foxglove."

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We are considering replacing this text in the rulebook:

Rulebook wrote:
Once you’ve played a scenario, whether you won or lost, rebuild your character deck (see Between Games, below). Put all other cards back into the box.

...with this:

Possible Future Rulebook wrote:
After you complete a scenario, put all cards other than boons back in the box. Then, if any displayed boons could be banished or removed from the game when a certain condition is met (such as the end of an encounter, the end of a turn, or a location closing), treat them as if that condition is occurring. Next, rebuild your character deck (see Between Games, below). Finally, put any remaining cards back in the box.

Thoughts?

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Alayern wrote:
When possible, maybe post an image somewhere with the hardcover and the pocket editions on either side of a banana for scale?

Cavendish, plantain, Saba, Burro, Chuoi su, or Manzano?

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Added Climber's Gloves to Oracle.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Added Major Cure to Bard and Cleric.

Also added to Alchemist and Oracle.

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Added Nirmathas Longbow to Iconic Heroes.

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Added another Stained Glass Elemental issue to Alchemist.

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Yep. Added to FAQ.

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Added Accursed Priest.

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Good point. Fixed.

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Folks, please post rules questions in the appropriate forum.

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The FAQ adjustment described here has solved this problem.

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Added some rules clarifications about temporarily closing locations.

The last sentence of the resolution has been revised.

Old: If anything causes a character to move to a different location before his attempt is made, he cannot attempt to close a location.

New: If anything causes a character to move before his attempt is made, he may attempt to close his new location, not his previous location.

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If we were to print these cards today, they would look like this:

The Skinsaw Murders
Foul Misgivings:
After you encounter a Haunt, roll 1d6 and add the number of Haunts displayed next to character decks. If the result is 5 or more, summon and encounter the villain Iesha Foxglove. If any character encounters the villain The Skinsaw Man, the ally Aldern Foxglove may not be played for the rest of the scenario.

Foxglove Manor (both sides):
Reveal the ally Aldern Foxglove to banish all displayed Haunts.

Haunt:
When you encounter this card, display it next to your deck. While displayed, the difficulty of your checks is increased by 1.
After you encounter this card, you may immediately attempt to close the location it came from.

Spires of Xin-Shalast
Cabin in the Snow:
When you encounter the Wendigo, each character may banish any number of Cannibal Haunts displayed next to his deck. For each Cannibal Haunt banished, the difficulty of checks to defeat the Wendigo is decreased by 2 until the end of the turn.

Cannibal Haunt:
When you encounter this card, display it next to your deck, then banish a card from your hand or your deck. While displayed, the difficulty of your checks is increased by 1.
After you encounter this card, you may immediately attempt to close the location it came from.

(This isn't FAQ content because it's mechanically the same as it was before—the wording is just more consistent with what we're doing now.)

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Added Mother Myrtle's Reanimator role in Alchemist.

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Right—you finish the encounter as usual, but any post-encounter effects would not happen.

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We are also considering this tangentially related rule: "If you move or are moved during an encounter, any effects that would happen after that encounter do not happen." (This would mean, among other things, that in this situation, you would lose the exploration given to you by the Groaning Gate.) Thoughts?

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robertness wrote:
It's covered by Paizo's community use policy which is referenced in the small print on the poster and can be found on this site.

Specifically, here.

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bdk86 wrote:
In the vein of the many restaurant recommendations: If you, like me, do not live on or near a coastline I'd highly recommend making the time to get seafood while in Seattle. The difference in quality is pretty clear and worth going a little bit out of your way. I always make a point of getting sushi while in town.

My recommendation for sushi is Mashiko in West Seattle. (My followup to that recommendation is that, awesome as the sushi is, if you're limiting yourself to just the sushi there, you're making a mistake.)

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Sharaya wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
We're meeting some friends on the Tuesday after PaizoCon to start our West Coast driving tour and they're only there for the one night. Is the Space Needle restaurant worth visiting?

I would generally say: yes. It is something worth doing at least once in your life, in my opinion. (And this is speaking as very frugal person who is very careful about how I spend my money. Granted, I went for lunch, instead of dinner, so saved some money that way.)

The food was really good and the view was gorgeous! Would do again.

I'd say that when I hear this question, half of the respondents say the food is really good, and half say it's really meh. I'd therefore mark it down as "inconsistent." So go to enjoy the view, and if the food is good, take that as a bonus.

(And if you want the really good seats, tell them you're with the band.)

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We are contemplating the following change to the FAQ entry:

Before a character encounters a villain, each other character at any other location may immediately attempt to fulfill the When Closing requirement for his location; the villain's location cannot be temporarily closed. You may decide the order in which these attempts are made. If anything causes a character to move to a different location before his attempt is made, he cannot attempt to close a location. If anything causes a character to move before his attempt is made, he may attempt to close his new location, not his previous location.

(Among other things, it solves the problem raised here.)

Anybody see any issues hiding in there?

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OMG—Aric is the Red Raven?

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WizKids almost never reprints products, so the odds of seeing this mini in exactly this form again are very, very low. It's possible that this sculpt could appear in repainted form in a product like the White or Red Dragon Evolution sets, but nothing like that is currently announced.

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He should be able to bury from either source. Added to FAQ.

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Added Meliski's Gambler role in Bard.

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JoelF847 wrote:
You actually don't need to pounce on it right away. Normally they announce the lottery, and there's roughly a week to put in your preferences before the Paizo Automotons process everything. So, don't delay too long, but there's no need to rush to get your preferences in ASAP.

Yep. The whole point of the lottery is so that you *don't* have to be at your computer the moment event registration becomes available to have a shot at getting in to stuff.

We should be emailing everyone who has a PaizoCon ticket shortly before the lottery goes up.

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Parody wrote:
Umm...am I missing something? Go to the FAQ for the appropriate source, hit Ctrl-F, type the character's name.

It really is that simple.

Parody wrote:
Anyone could compile just the character entries if they wanted to do so.

Any such compilation will go out-of-date exactly as frequently as new FAQs are added. So why bother? Just go to the source. That is, quite literally, what it's there for.

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