I have zero tolerance for lack of respect. There is no in game or out of game excuse for calling your fellow players f*cking retarded. The end.
Mikael Sebag wrote:
Agreed, although I'd say "screwed" is stronger than I'd claim. Not optimal, isn't inneffective. At the home game level bad DMs often ruin things for everyone. At the society leveled, I'd claim that most players now min/max and pick builds that are precisely crafted for that play style, tht it's less of an issue. And even if they aren't, that player knows full well what his/her choices mean, and can still enjoy the experience. Heck I made a dwarven paladin, and so far it's fine. Definitely not a ideal race/class mix. ;)
I'm not willing to suspend my disbelief enough to accept that a melee fighter, no matter how heroic, could even come close to one who bends reality with words and gestures. It's a common genre trope to have the arcane more powerful than the fighting class, with a few exceptions. Ars Magica was based on it, and I'd make the claim that early DnD was as well. That didn't make all players want to play a wizard, or feel useless as a fighter type. It wasn't until PVP type games, where this was even a discussion point in tabletop gaming.
Even in ODnD or 1st edition where this was most true, I rarely played a Mage, and I was never jealous of the power differential, rather I loved my place in the scheme of things protecting the wizards. It felt like a correct representation of what I'd read growing up.
In my estimation, class combat balance is what ruined 4E for me. It's a terrible goal, unless you're making a video game with PVP.
Party role balance is a noble goal overall, and one that I find that Pathfinder does well.
Say no to combat balance. It's unrealistic, and makes a game bland in my eyes.
Cory Stafford 29 wrote:
Just stop. You've been told multiple times to knock off your hate on these forums. Go out, experience more life, and grow up. The western world is steadily getting more progressive, and inclusionary and you'll find that you're going to be on the wrong site of history, just like the bigots were during the civil rights struggles in the US during the 60s saying many of the same things you're saying now.
Paizo, thank you for simply recognizing that us gay folks aren't anything more or less than straight folks.
I play in two campaigns with all gay players (except one). We've never brought up sexuality of our characters, but I presume they're all gay.
In our main game, the gay players outnumber the straight 3 to 2, and this run only the bard is specifically gay, and even that is handled with humor as he has a girlfriend in every town we hit to fool his wealthy parents so he doesn't lose his trust fund. When we visit his fam, they are always quizzing him about when they are getting grandchildren. HAHA.
I find it scary, and sad that anyone would be threatened by this. A lot of people have some growing up to do.
I'm sure that no one really needs more on their plate, but have you all considered posting store down status updates via Twitter when you lose viability? I've noticed it down a few times lately, and it would be quite cool to know when I should pop back over to try and purchase something.
Cheers either way! You continue to rock my world.
It would be nice to see Second Darkness and the other 3.5 APs updated.
To be honest, I only want the other 3.5 APs collected and updated. I don't think that if they make it clear that they're ONLY doing those 3.5 out of print APs, it wouldn't cause a loss of subscribers. I mean they are not Pathfinder complaint without more work for the DM. They feel "stranded" and that's a shame.
I've heard people say they arent buying those PDFs because they are 3.5. Add to that the huge number of newer Paizo fans that have arrived since Pathfinder exploded There Is money left on the table here, rather than potential lost AP sub profits.
Totally understand the reaso for not reprinting. Hell, I want Paizo to flourish, and that means making the right decisions for business.
That said, I'd still love for the remaining 3.5 APs to be collected and brought into the Pathfinder line. Yes, conversions can be done, but I'd still love to see how the staff would improve them ala RotRL.
As far as the solo adventure, I agree that RPGs excel in the social experience realm. But I do think they are worth running though on a player by player basis before you all sit down together as it's a wonderful way to introduce new game concepts in a quieter, more focused manner.
I"m excited that you're excited to dive in, and asking questions is a great way to find your way! =)
Is there an online resource showing release dates for Pathfinder products? I have a friend that is a great DM, but hyper organized in his way of thinking. For whatever reason, he works best with minutia at his fingertips.
Specifically he asked me to pull together a list of all the Tian Xia resources, along with their release dates.
I'm not sure why this assists his brainstorming and creative work, but it sure seems to.
Thanks in advance, all!
To save face, and any negative buzz that a failed KS would cause, if I were GW, I know I'd be sorely tempted to drop the remaining $$ in at the end. But it would be transparent as the total would jump at the end, and could probably be tracked if it were one lump sum.
That said, I'm sure morality would kick in and prevent me from doing it, and I'm certain that Paizo being who they are wouldn't do anything underhanded to taint this KS.
I've always got the impression that the company is full of good folks, and are on the up and up. One of the reasons it is so easy to buy their products. Good eggs.
Let's do this, Paizo Community. I'd love to see this project, both the MMO side AND the PnP side be successful. Emerald Spire is such an amazing project, and it would be a real shame to lose out on it.
Kevin Andrew Murphy wrote:
Wow, I love you so much.
I don't feel I'm lacking in skill points. Quite the opposite. I don't want to play a sorcerer face, and this is starting up nicely. It's a cross purpose class is that actually looks like it will work well, especially with high sex and focusing on illusions.
Not interested in the best smile min/max obviously otherwise I would have picked a class and purpose that are standard. I was just looking for the downsides for switching to an Int based Sorcerer, and seemingly they are minimal. This should be fun, and useful.
Ideas for spells/feats etc would also be helpful. This is all pretty new to me.
I'm thinking about going for these spells:
0 lvl: (4)
1 lvl: (2)
If I go mainly Illusion spells for versatility, would it be worthwhile to grab Spell Focus (Illusion)?
I'm making my 2nd PFS character ever and was really leaning toward an Elven Sorcerer with the Wildblooded (Sage) bloodline so I could help out with dungeoneering and Knowledge skills more, after my spells are kaput.
Plus the longbow proficiency is free, as well as the Arcane Bolt bloodline power for ranged capability after the boomboom runs out.
I may even focus on ray spells to utilize the Dex I hope to raise a bit.
My question, beside is this viable, is what are the downsides to switching to INT instead of CHA? I didn't want to be the face as much on this character, so the switch to INT gives me more skill points to spend everywhere. Decent for a skillmonkey support character?
Anyone with some experience here point me in the right direction?
Playing next Thursday 1/10/13.