Congratulations, Brian!! I wished that I could have made it yesterday, but family duties called.
Brian has done a superb job in promoting PFS in Northwestern Indiana. We often have several tables going at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage every other Thursday and South Bend is doing well. As a regular PFS GM, I am glad to say that I have learned a lot from Brian.
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Chris, thanks for the kind words!
I considered that, elephant transplants I mean instead of being indigenous to the region. It would make more sense as Taldor appears to be a bit too far north for an African ecology. Still, its not far off from northern India so, it could happen. The presence of Lions is clear in the source material so it kind of points that way.
Lions did have a larger range in ancient times, so some could have made it into Taldor from Qadira.
I think that it is time for a talk with the player, as this paladin seems to be heading for a fall -- and willing to jeopardize his or her party as well.
Matt Thomason wrote:
Not sure about that Paladin not being a good Pathfinder, I'm not even sure they're a good Paladin ;)
I am going to have to concur. It sounds as if the paladin in question did not want to accept a lawful surrender.
We must remember a few basics -- Don't Be A Jerk as well as explore, cooperate, and report. I think that much is lacking in this character.
I recall that there were elephants in the Atlas Mountains in Africa in Roman times, so maybe some could have been imported from northern Garund. Or some may have been brought from Vudra by Jalmeray and presented to Taldan rulers as gifts --- that got out. Also, add in magic and a lot can happen.
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I'm starting a Pathfinder game and I'm going to run Rise of the Rune Lords. However, none of my group has ever played in the Pathfinder world before. Does anyone have any suggestions on what and how much information to tell them? You can literally get completely and utterly lost in the amount of information that is out there. I neither want to deny them any information that they may want....nor bore them with tedious volumes of information.
I view Golarion as a world much like Earth, with different regions. I think maybe copying the introduction from the Inner Sea campaign setting would be enough. They should have some sense of why Varisia has ancient ruins.
I have seen a few movies where characters placing bullets in a chamber had to take time to do it right, or risk dropping the bullets. So, I would argue that making reloading the sorts of firearms we will see in PFS a fine manipulation task is a reasonable option.
Also, I don't recall gunslingers in our world really relying on weapon cords to increase the number of shots that they could make against enemies.
Let's talk to each other reasonably.
There seems to be a lot of anger here, so let's marshal our best respective arguments. Maybe then, we can come up with solutions to this problem.
Talking briefly should be allowable, particularly when it adds to the role playing nature of the game. A good question, behind our other questions, is what is reasonable. (As someone who pretty much plays in Pathfinder Society, I do understand the need for clear rulings.)
I appreciate the time everyone at Paizo takes to talk to us. Pathfinder exists in large part because of the feedback of players and Paizo listening to those who were not happy with the edition of another game. Despite the differences that I see on this thread, I think that we are closer than we thik.
I would imagine that the accomplishment of story goals will have some benefits for faction members.
Also, there is a certain realism in having factions. In real life, there are some divisions in large organizations. Even when the goals are the same or similar, there can be different approaches to those goals.
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Mr Adam wrote:
Thanks for the compliment! In looking at the adventure, I tried to figure who would be a good diety for the temple complex and realized Lamashtu would be attractive to the monsters there. Also, the cult would have no problem about wanting to weaken Lastwall.
Montgomery Thorent wrote:
Perhaps they are trying to make the world safe for hypocrisy.
As I recall, aren't some of the River Kingdoms republics?
Montgomery Thorent wrote:
I believe that the godless land of Rahadoum holds slavery as a crime.
Slavery is legal and quite common in Rahadoum. Also, Alhazara's story mentions the Trail of Salt " which leads from Azir all the way to distant Sothis and takes its name from the waves of the Inner Sea and the dried tears of the slave chains that march along it."
Maybe it does more guiding you toward a source of information than actually providing information.
It could be like some of the works that reference a text, but only has fragments from the original work.
One thing that the Paizo writers do is to try to keep the origins of the multiverse vague, with multiple stories. So, any work may have truths but not the whole truth.
Divination allows wizards to gain valuable intelligence on enemies. Sometimes, a simple clairaudience or clairvoyance on the other side of the door works wonders.
As for knowing it all, high intelligence allows wizards to have a very good selection of skills. I would at least put a rank into all knowledge skills.
any chance of posting this for download somewhere for those of us who don't want to share our email addresses?
Well, there was discussion of this on the early part of the thread in terms of the copyright laws with d20pfsrd.com. It seems that my sending something to an individual is okay, but having it on a site is not.
Vic Wertz wrote:
I have faith that everything will be well, soon. You and the rest of the Paizo team do a great job here.
Yes, and I think that is where the PCs come in. Still, a few good examples are worthwhile.