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Im gonna bet noone saw this - I hate bumping but I wouldnt mind some other opinions

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you couldnt false focus it anyways ... its divine

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A lot of people went paladin in order to bypass the DR issue - now DR is no longer a problem.

this in a situation where had the ability been this way to start the paladin choice would never have been made

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the scroll in a spring loaded sheath is very much a YMMV as has been covered extensively elsewhere

I know of a table at paizocon that it came up at and the GM Ruled against it ... cost a PC the res / resto costs

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I have a character that plans to do this ... but there will be 0 component cost due to false focus

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TL:DR

dunno if this has been considered or not but combine it with paladin or the hellknight PrC

Smite evil/chaos = no DR

and this was on a PFS Character

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so 1st off this is a PFS Character

tonight I was examining the possibility of retraining my Life Oracle into a Spirit Guide Oracle when I ran into something

Note - Lots of Rules will be quoted and I'll be using the SRD for easy quoting

the point of question is the Following

Pathfinder SRD wrote:
At 3rd level, a spirit guide can form a temporary bond with a spirit, as the shaman's wandering spirit class feature. She must make this selection each day when she refreshes her spells. A spirit guide cannot bond with a spirit that is incompatible with her alignment, ethos, or mystery (GM's discretion).

so Lets Take a look at the spirit text from Shaman

(yes I realize that the Shaman doesn't gain the spirit ability but for this question I believe it becomes Relavent)

Pathfinder SRD wrote:

A shaman forms a mystical bond with the spirits of the world. She forms a lasting bond with a single spirit, which grants a number of abilities and defines many of her other class features.

At 1st level, a shaman gains the spirit ability granted by her chosen spirit. She adds the spells granted by that spirit to the list of spells that she can cast using spirit magic. She also adds the hexes possessed by that spirit to the list of hexes that she can use with the hex and wandering hex class features.

At 8th level, the shaman gains the abilities listed in the greater version of her selected spirit. At 16th level, the shaman gains the abilities listed for the true version of her selected spirit.

If the shaman takes levels in another class that grants a mystery (such as the oracle), the spirit and mystery must match, even if that means one of them must change. Subject to GM discretion, the shaman can change her former mystery or spirit to make them conform.

Pathfinder SRD wrote:
At 4th level, a shaman can form a temporary bond with a spirit other than the one selected using her spirit class feature. She must make this selection each day when preparing her spells. While this feature is active, she gains the spirit ability granted by the spirit. She also adds the spells granted by that spirit to her list of spells that she can cast using spirit magic. She does not add the hexes from her wandering spirit to her list of hexes that she can choose from with the hex class feature. At 12th level, she gains the abilities listed in the greater version of her wandering spirit. At 20th level, she gains the ability listed in the true version of her wandering spirit.

so the Question is - based on the Following lines of text - can a Spirit Guide Life Oracle take the Life Wandering Spirit as so many have suggested for this Archtype

Pathfinder SRD wrote:
If the shaman takes levels in another class that grants a mystery (such as the oracle), the spirit and mystery must match, even if that means one of them must change. Subject to GM discretion, the shaman can change her former mystery or spirit to make them conform.

and

Pathfinder SRD wrote:
At 4th level, a shaman can form a temporary bond with a spirit other than the one selected using her spirit class feature

Or because an Oracle does not gain the Spirit feature do they ignore it

My Gut is they Could not since the mystery must match the spirit .. and the wandering says a spirit Other than that chosen by the spirit (that must match the mystery)

Edit - cleaned up some useless text

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question about these products ... do they include Maps for the dungeons ?

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sorry no ... my issue is that I play there when I can ... my life schedule is rather wonky - the events are where I get my game on since I can plan around them

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check out the pathfinder society online collective google group ... Im expecting another event in the next few months

the events are also generally posted here somewhere as well

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Tsriel wrote:
Kyshkumen wrote:
I see this complaint a lot still and I do not really see it as a valid one anymore. There is a very strong online community with 4 and 5 star gms and online conventions for both VTT and PbP, they even give out boons. The games are there you just need to look a little harder. Try reaching out to one of the Online VOs (yes there are specific VOs just for online play) who would love to show you how to get started.
That's a fair statement to make. However, not every online convention gets Paizo support. To further complicate matters, those conventions are still held to a standard that's expected for RL conventions in order to qualify being able to run special events. Speaking from experience, that's rather extraordinary for it to occur.

as a member of the online community allow me to state that what you have said ... that couldnt be farther from the truth

Joe Cabau(sp?) and now Jesse Davis, Along with Arthur Perkins and Brandon Cecil have done an AMAZING job with the online community -

there was only 1 convention online that did NOT have con support - and it was a cluster from the word go, Reporting was a mess, Organization was abysmal, it was simply NOT handled well- it was also NOT organized by the PFS online VO's and truthfully had very little to do with them (not for a lack of trying)

that said I personally have attended and GM'ed at 5 online conventions (IIRC)and in them I have played
Year of the Shadow Lodge
Bonekeep 1
Bonekeep 2
Bonekeep 3

and I have GM'd
Bonekeep 1
Bonekeep 2
Bonekeep 3
Blood Under Absalom
Race for the Runecarved Key
Siege of the Diamond City
Legacy of the Stonelords

and have recieved boons from each and every convention I have GM'd at .. and won some for playing - aside from the one mentioned above

Each Special had over 50 players signed up to play it and the total convention table count was 60+ IIRC

maybe you were a participant in the 1 con I mentioned above - and ATM I cant even remember what it was called - but if that was your only experience then I would urge you to come try again on one that the VO's put together as it is a uch different experience

edited for context and punctuation

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any update on if bonekeep 2 is going to become an EX ?

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wanted to drop this here again in case the new seekers arent aware of it

lvl 12+ character list.

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just be aware ... multiple castings of deeper darkness dont stack nor do multiple castings of Daylight

and Daylight entering the area of deeper darkness returns to "Prevailing light conditions"

underground is still going to be natural darkness

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Nefreet wrote:
Wraith235 wrote:

-----MT to be gets to decide to follow the path of the Divine or Arcane

-----Arcane Trickster - Pick one - sneak attacker or Spellcaster
-----EK - Pick Arcane or Martial (intentionally leaving out the magus 4 EK build)
I cant remember the 4th one - Im tired
Bloatmage

I was under the impression that bloat wasn't TOO Terribly affected by this. I mean full casting progression .. 6th level entry vs 2nd sure .. but hardly a in the same catagory as the MT, EK, and AT

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I have a suggestion ..it likely wont go anywhere but at least its an attempt

so the typical Early entry was based on a few things if I am not mistaken - FYI I have a character that is past the Mark and will remain unchanged by this ruling

2 classes
Stats

so people want rebuilds .... Mike and John don't - and the adjucation argument is a VERY Valid reason

so why not Split the baby as it were
now this will only work for multi class access

Rather than a full rebuild - Pick one

Meaning ability to Retrain 1 Class -

-----MT to be gets to decide to follow the path of the Divine or Arcane

-----Arcane Trickster - Pick one - sneak attacker or Spellcaster

-----EK - Pick Arcane or Martial (intentionally leaving out the magus 4 EK build)

I cant remember the 4th one - Im tired

I believe this would be easy to adjudicate since if you have the preceding combinations its fairly obvious where you were going

Unfortunately .. Stats is a bigger issue ... and I recall back to the banning of 5 archetypes that stats were allowed because of 1 of those 5 - Synthesists - Those characters were TRULY unplayable after the archetype was dumped

but the original argument was "a character can be played with any stat set" and outside of the synthesist that was absolutely true

----- Edited for generalization of Roles

this suggestion ges everyone some of what they want - players get to have functional PC's without the massive expenditure of Prestige .... Staff gets a moniker of control in Limiting the abuse of full rebuilds

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UndeadMitch wrote:
For higher-tier antics, I really enjoyed Lost at Bitter End. It takes place in a corner of Golarion the Society seldom visits, has some good atmosphere, and has a pretty solid final fight.

I concure with this ... I would love to see more scenarios in that area

it really forces an entirely new Dynamic into things

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CR+1 then to include the heavy horse ?

ya that makes a lvl 3 able to buy a Tiger ... but I dont think that would trivialize combat any more than a lvl 5 PC ending up on the wrong side of a scenario at subtier 1-2 with a bunch of lvl 1's

the other Idea I was thinking would be a headache for GM's and thats to calculate subtier with non class feature animals included

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last tine I ran through this that phoenix kicked our trash

I took my ninja ... invis / stealth / reduce person Every buff our prty had .... and sleight of handed the ring off the guy in the middle

then turned the phoenix on them

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I could support increased cost for more content but IMHO 2 things need to happen

A) season based cost - I really like the .99, 1.99, 2.99 etc. Idea
B) 12+ scenarios

I have 3 characters at 12+, a 4th close and several 8's & 9's I would love to see 2 scenarios a year designed for 12-16 APL (12-13 and 15-16 subtiers)

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Tamec wrote:

Uh Carrion Crown was sanctioned January 2014.

Typically what I've seen is the latest AP gets sanctioned and then if the Campaign Leadership has time they finalize sanctioning of an older AP.

yup your right my brain was reading 1 and thinking another

I meant Serpent Skull

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Mekkis wrote:

Not only are they stupidly powerful, especially with the variants being around, they break any scenarios that rely on spells like dominate person, charm person and the like.

only tiefligs did that ... Aasimars had an alternate racial trait called Scion of humanity - they now count as humanoid for the purposes of spells

I know I personally took it on every Aasimar I ever made since I just didnt want to deal with always checking

but yes they were overpowered - especially aasimars

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no they are just behind on sanctioning things

we have the following were waiting on

Carrion Crown
Kingmaker
council of thieves (See Below)

Daughters of Fury
Giantslayer

ok so were really not waiting for the last 2

I know there was a cut off I just cant remember if it was kingmaker or council due to edition things

Mummys Mask was the last AP they sanctioned and it was several months ago that it was 4-5 months ago IIRC

Tears at Bitter manor was the last module that was sanctioned and it was very recent

+ you have the ramp up for Con season happening now ... (PaizoCon in July and GenCon in August) - youve seen the call for volunteers go out for both of these recently

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I have run the scenario mentioned previously ...

and I personally watched 1 PC Wreck the entire scenario up until the final fight it was a Heavens Oracle with Mythic Color Spray (60 ft Cone)

Encounter 2 - 1 round ... Failed save

Encounter 3 - 1 or 2 rounds - 2x failed saves from 60 ft away (those of you who know this scenario know how signifigant that is)

I agree - leave Mythic where it belongs, IMHO it has no place in PFS no matter where its placed

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Chicken-Chucks

Nun-chickens

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also the Beginning of the Wrath of the Righteous AP tells you exactly why the wardstones failed

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The Fox wrote:
Wraith235 wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:
I may be mistaken, but I thought you had to actually play the tiefling or aasimar, not just simply assign a pregen credit to one.

yes you are mistaken

Blog entrey wrote:
Beginning on August 14th, creating an aasimar or tiefling character will require a special Chronicle sheet, as was the case years ago. The exception is any aasimar or tielfing character with at least 1 XP; these characters are grandfathered into the campaign.

He's actually correct.

Here are the chronicles for my -9, which was at one time an aasimar:

5/9/14: Assault on the Kingdom of the Impossible.
I played a halfling that I didn't really care for, so I had already planned to rebuild that character.

6/21/14: Risen From the Sands.
That module is higher level, so I had to apply that chronicle later.

7/23/14: Master of the Fallen Fortress.
I played Amiri.

7/29/14: The Darkest Vengeance.
I played an aasimar barbarian.

After that, I GMed a couple of scenarios, then rebuilt the character into a Core race character.

But I don't know what Andrew's point is.

apparently I missed that post , tho it is on page 14 so one would have to be really OCD or watching that thread closley to find that(I wasn't)

Sorry Andrew

but either way .. hes 1/2 mistaken - GM credits count as long as there is a notation on the chronicle sheet

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Andrew Christian wrote:
I may be mistaken, but I thought you had to actually play the tiefling or aasimar, not just simply assign a pregen credit to one.

yes you are mistaken

New Options.

Blog entrey wrote:
Beginning on August 14th, creating an aasimar or tiefling character will require a special Chronicle sheet, as was the case years ago. The exception is any aasimar or tielfing character with at least 1 XP; these characters are grandfathered into the campaign.

yes the discussion goes on to talk about making 10 aasimar or tieflings , and playing the confirmation an equal number of times

so there are some things that could be argued there (that's a bear I wouldn't want to poke tho)

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Avatar-1 wrote:
pauljathome wrote:
Robert Hetherington wrote:


I think a good general answer here would help guide individual policy.
Allow rebuilds more freely.

Agreed. John mentioned that rebuilds are jarring to that character, but I think a lot of people who've been through retraining would disagree. It's a superior option to losing the character's focus and being able to do nothing about it.

As far as sorting out characters who "didn't quite get there", the honour system should apply here to allow a minimal rebuild, using the player's best judgement. Honour system applies, everyone's happy.

TBH I agree with John and Im living proof of it

Retraining and rebuilding are 2 very different things

on my shelf is an 8th lvl PC that has been collecting dust since the Ban Hammer came down on Synthesists, Master summoners, Undead lords, Vivisectionests, and gravewalker witch (last one is an IIRC)

I've had some flitting Ideas with what to do with it ... but nothing has really stuck to the personality of the PC (it was an undead lord) and due to those rulings I have a full rebuild with the character other than the race

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Gnome Druid HAHA ... No

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to be completely honest I think the major issue with this is that these rules existed in the 1st place

yes I have one of these and so do others in my home games as well but when these rules came out every one of us said "not in my home game"

that said ... this late in the game I agree that John and Mikes decision was probably the best way to do this ... I think the only thing I would change would be to give characters through the weekend to get 1XP under that characters belt with the PRC in place as a "Nod" to GM's who have built these characters on GM Credit because we all know at least some people who GM so much that they don't get to play

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
Wraith235 wrote:
only request I have is to make the update Red on the FAQ page with a Date so that its a little more clearly spelled out
Ummm, actually it is...

I was actually meaning the text of the ruling ... I didnt see red till I scrolled to the top and looked at the hyper links - my bad

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only request I have is to make the update Red on the FAQ page with a Date so that its a little more clearly spelled out

I personally know some people that wont go onto forums due to trolls, so telling them that the FAQ was updated and it not being in Red they wont see it and refuse to go onto the forums

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I have a question about Room 2

I have asked in the GM Forums as well but thus far no real answer either way

spoiler:
was in a discussion the other day that brought me back to this encounter with a couple questions about it Specifically regarding Resist energy or Evasion

if that thing goes off

do the PC's make 7 saves ... or 1 I can see evidence for both sides of it

I looked at the text in the Scenario and it reads like its 1 save since only 1 damage value listed (1 for each tier)

when it comes to resist energy that could be a big deal (10 or 20 off each explosion)

or evasion ... failing against 2 but saving the other 5

TBH without resist energy or evasion it wont matter ... even 1/2 damage is enough to kill almost any PC there is at that level

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my bad ... thought it was 8

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grab ability gives a +8

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Like I said this was spawned from another topic ... tho your adendum also has merit

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so Kind of necro here but had something come up in a discussion the other night that led me to a question about the ogre fight

if that thing goes off

do the PC's make 7 saves ... or 1

I looked at the text in the Scenario and it reads like its 1 save since only 1 damage value listed (1 for each tier)

when it comes to resist energy that could be a big deal (10 or 20 off each explosion)

TBH without resist energy it wont matter ... even 1/2 damage is enough to kill almost any PC there is at that level

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interested in the spell myself as well

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for Core no ... Non Core there is Sanctified shield from the adventurers armory

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what is the current Con Boon ?

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if a player needs to drop 20d4 .. or 20d6 or in the case of a sound Striker (10d20 and 1d8+x*10... + crits) I generally try to make an exception for electronic Dice rollers (tho I have other players witness it)

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by the math IF they have enough crystals I can see 3 radiant Charges in one day (IN THEORY- as long as the scenario sets its-self up right)

well assume Day 0 is a travel day prior to arrival

3PM Day 0 Charge Set #1
8am Day 1 Charge Set #2
Noon Day 1 - Blow Radiant Charge
------------ Regain Uses from Crystal set 1
1pm Day 1 - Blow Radiant Charge
------------ Regain Uses from Crystal set 2
7pm Day 1 - Blow Radiant Charge

yes its a bit OP ... but Ive seen Worse ( heck some of my characters ARE worse)

but as long as everything falls into place ... sure .. Looks legit

as for paying a cleric for their LoH uses .... I dont even think thats possible .. its not listed in the spellcasting services is it ?

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just want to drop this here again since some of you new seekers may not know about it

Level 12 Character List

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dont want to mindlessly bump this .. but seeing as we now have Effortless Lace to add into this muddied topic

Please keep hitting the FAQ

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Game Master wrote:
The phrasing of "You can select this feat any time you gain a feat" just means that these are options for Kitsune. It's unnecessary wording and doesn't let you take them at any times you couldn't before.

That's already covered by the requirement of kitsune. ..

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Faq'd

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Like I said .. Vulpine pounce wasn't an issue as that is self explanitory

"a Kitsune may select from the following feats any time she would gain a feat"

is the line in question ... you gain a feat at every even level as a fighter ... yes .. its a combat only feat .. but your still gaining a feat ... Monk bonus feats or Wizard bonus feats would also be a question ...

so you see the conundrum ...

its the interpretation of what "Any time you would gain a feat" actually means

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Kitsune feats Fox Shape, Swift kitsune shapechanger and vulpine pounce from Dragon empires primer have a little header at the top that say

a Kitsune may select from the followwing feats any time she would gain a feat

the 1st 2 are where the question is since the 3rd has the combat descriptor

would a kitsune fighter who gains a bonus combat feat at 6th be able to choose Swift Kitsune Shapechanger even tho its not a combat feat ?

I'm thinking yes ... but Im just wanting to confirm

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Mike Bramnik wrote:
Wraith235 wrote:

I am doing a last Min read through right now for a table Im running in an hour and 1/2

I have found 4 of the tasks ... but cannot find the 5th

** spoiler omitted **

whats the 5th one Mentioned in the sidebar

The sidebars on pages 14 and 15 should answer that question.

** spoiler omitted **

Hope you see this in time!

yup spotted that as I was playing ... Massive brain fart ... shows what happens when prepping in a rush

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as for the direction ... I find that the Hook is in the elderly NPC at the begining ... as long as you play that part smart hooking the PC's isnt TOO Difficult

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