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RPG Superstar 2011 Top 16. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 666 posts (668 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 1 alias.


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Remember back when th mystic theurge first came out and so many people cried out how broken and overpowered it was?

And now nobody bothers playing one because while it looks strong on paper in play it is really weak?

And there was no public playtest of 3.5, so the devs had no time to make adjustments, while th ACG had two rounds of public testing to ensure fun AND balance?

Why not actually try the class before you set fire to your book collection?

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Thread necromancy predating Skull and Shackles... and now we know why James was asking what elements had to be in a pirate adventure.
*grins*

To answer Triton1: I'm aware of 7th Sea but haven't played it. I have played L5R, which i understand is a similar system.

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That raven will work for Wodes in the Jade Regent AP! Cool!

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Is this thread still about fighters as the BBEG? I got bored and skipped about seven pages...

Off the top of my head there is Loris Racknian, director of the Free City Games (NE Fighter 13), the BBEG of The Champion's Belt. Age of Worms chapter 4.

I'll have to think on if I've ever seen any others.

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Gargantuan, dungeon-themed with existing art and a name to get around the OGL... How about the Moldering Emperor, a black-blooded neothelid from Descent Into Midnight (Second Darkness book 6).

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Meanwhile in southern California, today will be in the low 80's with sunny, clear skies. We may cool down into the mid 70's over the weekend though...

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When do you need a herd of goats, you ask? How about Serpent's Skull volume 1: Souls for Smuggler's Shiv. Jungle goats travel in herds. They come at night. And they can seriously mess up a first-level party.

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It's been so long since I ran Runelords that I don't remember how my party dealt with it. But in Jade Regeant when they were forced to trek over high altitudes, they spent a month at a local village acclimating. This was after they had taken care of a small problem the locals were having with a dragon and for that portion they still had to deal with constant fort saves.

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Gancanagh wrote:
If there will ever EVER be robots the size of Kaiju that can summon rocket launchers on their shoulders and steel blades from their pawns like in that horrid movie Pacific Rim in a Bestiary, I will never buy another product from Paizo EVER again. :-S

You.. you didn't like Pacific Rim?

Turn in your man-card.

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Redneckdevil wrote:
Alleran wrote:
martinaj wrote:
Joshua Goudreau wrote:
Baba Yaga weighs in at CR 30, which as far as I can tell is the highest CR opponent that has been statted up so far.
So is Baba Yaga the most powerful mortal (or once-mortal) in the PFRPG setting?

The closest one to her that I can recall offhand would be Runelord Xanderghul, who was supposedly CR 27-ish according to James Jacobs. Arazni and Tar-Baphon are only CR 26, and Nex/Geb probably clocked in at around CR 25.

So yeah. Baba Yaga, thanks to her 20 levels, 10 mythic tiers, PC wealth and +5 CR in abilities, would be the most powerful mortal currently known. Or if she isn't, then she's really, really close.

Not saying ur wrong or disbelieving you, but where is it that tar-baphon is on cr 26? Didn't the man challenge the now dead god multiple times and fought at close to a standstill for a bit?

His full stat block is in Mythic Realms.

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Something I have allowed as a house rule is the ability to make touch attacks to deliver special abilities only. For instance, the bard just can't reliably hit the enemy's high AC, he can attack the enemy's touch AC with his +1 shock rapier to deal 1d6 electricity damage.

The bard probably has better things to do with his action, but it's an option.

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Acid just makes silver shiny?

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Trinity (storyteller or d20)

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She's been taking sun orchid elixers to prevent herself from aging. It was felt that maintaining a single ruler for the duration of the conflict would help the war effort run more smoothly (the old changing horses midstream argument). Nobody realized how long this conflict would drag on, and the pressure is starting to... affect the queen's judgement.

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Bladebound Magus.

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Um, Martial? They have tested the waters. First with a gazetteer in Second Darkness (book 3 IIRC), then with Distant Worlds (64 pg softcover), the Moonscrar (32 pg module) and Reign of Winter book 4. A lot of us really dig sword and planet fiction (including Eric Mona, Paizo's publisher). I'm not just hopeful, I'm confident a sword and planet AP will be published. It's just a matter of time.

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I've thought of playing a synth summoner in this campaign and playing it off as some form of demon-possession. Kinda like Jason Blood and Etrigan the Demon.

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But the WotC swarms aren't actually flat! i have minis tip over all of the time using those things. The paizo way is actually quite usable. The small based swarm can be set on a portion of the medium or large based victim to show the swarms location. Easy and more interesting looking minis!

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Cool! Maybe now I'll get Battlefront 3 on PS3!

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I think they got a write-up in Classic Monsters Revisited...

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Anyone point out that in the Golarion books, the crunch is there in support of the fluff? We knew about Aldori Swordlords for a long time. We knew that in the world they are considered to be amongst the best swordsmen. We didn't know how. They could have all been level 16 fighters by fluff alone, but players want to BE Aldori Swordlords, not just read about them, so Paizo gave us a unique weapon, an archetype, some feats and traits to make a Swordlord mechanically different than just a high-level fighter.

Crunch in support of fluff. That's how Paizo does it. That's how America does it. And it seems to have worked out pretty well so far.

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The opening of Howl of the Carrion King takes place at a ruined temple. The room descriptions mention what the room was used for before it was abandoned. You can use that to get a picture of what an active temple would look like.

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The bridge side looks perfect for the rescue attempt in Bastards of Erebus. Just need the caravan map pack for the armored wagon.

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Any reason the kamadan is going by Shimerae? Other than that's that particular dusk kamadan's name, of course.

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Well, not all of the goblins, since Reta, Chuffy, Poog and Mogmurch return in We be Goblins, Too!, due out in a few months.

My players were curious where the goblin "heroes" were in the fight, too. Although they may have been more concerned with Squealy Nord's fate.

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Grindylows!

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For your players, the Inner Sea Primer is a 32 page book that basically cover everything the average person living in the Inner Sea region knows about the Inner Sea. It's made to get your players into the world painlessly.

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I used to read it. I do so less often now. I want to keep fiction, but want it revamped. Reading about Koriah's earlier adventures would have been better than a tale in Riddleport that has nothing to do with the Shattered Star. Cutting the fiction down to 5 installments and getting an in-world piece like Sixfold Trials of Larazod or Zudinger's Picnic every 6th volume would be swell, too.

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It's campy and predictable. The opening sequence feels unfinished. The costumes all look shiny and new; which has always been a pet peeve of mine in fantasy movies.

But it's still fun. Worth watching on a big screen. And the ending is clever.

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They are lumped in with canines for game balance reasons. Because there aren't enough hyenas to make a hyena lord.

This is a game. Sacrifices for game balance have to be made.

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And it's over. $123k! Congrats to all!

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I just upped my pledge by $10 as well. If we hit $120k I get the map folio. If not, I get character sheets and donate $2 to the cause...

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And I've upped my pledge by $55. Had to get physical copies of Heart of the Razor and Fire as she Bears.

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An alternative representation of catfolk courtesy of BBC's Red Dwarf.

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I think Erik said that sets with themes from past AP's is more likely than doing a concurrent set again. Which I'm fine with. Lots of off--theme mini's in each set anyway, and the on-theme mini's usually proxy well for other stuff.

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GM Kyle wrote:
Epic Meepo wrote:

Another mention of the anime artistic style?

Why does no one ever say, "These rules just scream 18th Century Baroque"?

I don't know what this is yet...? :)

You know what they say. If it's not Baroque, don't fix it!

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Gorbacz wrote:

The problem is that in a Paizo AP, if you want to pull out an epic final encounter, there's a strong desire to include one turbo powerful boxxorz my soxxorz bad guy ... because if you spread out, the big final bad won't be as cool.

So you either gotta field a group of less powerful foes (well played in JR and RotRL AE) or try something that hasn't been done in a Paizo AP yet IIRC - a "wave" encounter of successive fight.

Not in a Paizo AP, but in Red Hand of Doom (penned by James Jacobs) the defense of a city under siege is handled as "waves". That was a very satisfying night of gaming!

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Anybody else as excited for tomorrow as I am?

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I sometimes wonder if the parting was less than amicable. Mike inserted some stuff that an editor is supposed to remove. Like the Slor. It's Ghostbusters IP, but Mike put it in as an easter egg. Paizo can never touch it again.

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I used to be a charter superscriber! Then I made it into RPG Superstar. Velcro Zipper already proved there are worse ways to lose your charter status.

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Rita as the master spy.

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The prince-in-chains, Zon-kuthon's herald. Also, his dad. Disturbing on so many levels...

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The Aundarian Job. Dungeon magazine #147. The pc's break into a House Kundarak bank to retrieve a dangerous artifact. It's 3.5 (and Eberron), but still a great adventure and easily converted.

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I think the Stained Peaks are mentioned in the Crown of the World gazeteer article in Jade Regent #3.

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Motorola Droid 4 and a netbook running windows xp.

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For one-shots, I usually peruse the pathfinder society scenarios. The pdf's are cheap and the adventures are meant to be finished in one four-hour session.

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Hey! I know that dragon! Tukanem-Hanam, right?

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You know what would be awesome? Cavalier orders for each knighthhood. Not that you have to be a cavalier to be a knight (I'm sure most knights of ozem are paladins), but a cavalier knight of ozem who is also a member of the order of the dragon is a kinda... stretching verisimulitude.

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So is the Treachery Demon a lesser Shemhaizan Demon? Looks just like it, but 'hemhaizans are gargantuan.

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The Dragons of Golarion article from waaaay back in Pathfinder #4 states that amongst metallics, the mother's traits prove dominant in mixed pairings. So a Gold father and a Copper mother produces a Copper hatchling. Amongst chromatics, the father's traits prove dominant. So a Red father will always produce Red hatchlings, regardless of it's "mate's" color.

Crossbreeding between metallic and chromatic dragons is always by force and results in an abomination dragon: hoarfrost, rot, ruin, rust or suffocation.

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