Thanks for the critique.
Didn't know about the Con Based Orc, but keep in mind, dropping that con, then drops the DC of spells.
There was precedent for an athame as a wondrous item already published, so not a DQ. I thought about naming it the Hoarfrost Athame, and having it made of solidified ice, the scarring leaving a frostbitten scar. Lessons learned.
Clouds Without Water wrote:
Thanks for the feedback...
Technically, my Irrisen Sacrificial Athame wasn't a blood item, the cut leaves a scar. No blood. Creepy yes, but no blood. I ran long on wordcount otherwise the blade would have been solidified ice, and the cut would have been frostbitten.
Saint Caleth wrote:
Concerning the aura, it was based upon the metamagic rod, thus it used the same auras. Concerning the requirements, it's a twist on the metamagic rod. Using spell perfection, which itself requires two metamagic feats, was quite the requirement I think.
Yeah, I was a bit concerned about the cost to metamagic ratio, but, as the spells would usually be used in battle, I figured the consequences of going all emo during battle was the off-set. I did increase the cost by 50%, and made the athame only work with metamagics that the character actually possessed the feats for, unlike normal metamagic rods.
As I said before, once I learned it was the public not the judges selecting, I was afraid...very afraid...but I didn't know until after I posted, after all I'm a busy guy.
And thanks for the critique.
And remember if you're signing up to play in a PbP PFS game, stick with it, otherwise everyone wasted their time and locked up their character in a PFS legal game, meaning they can't play another game with that character while they're in the PbP.
You are running it as an actual PFS game, and are registered as a judge already right Brayden?
My item is below, the judges never saw it, and the voters didn't really like it, so I'm curious for feedback. There were a couple minor tweaks I made in the final posting which didn't make it to my save file.
Irrisen Sacrificial Athame
Frank Ward wrote:
I saw the Nethian Scroll tube, as did my wife
I did this to a Warforged Assassin NPC in one of my games, it smeared contact paralysis poison on itself, so when the monk hit it, bam...save vs poison, which he failed. Fun Stuff.
I run Traveller as Mongoose Infantry
DSXMachina, do you need another player for Dresden Files???
Well in fact, the true strike spell is root of the problem, it's a non-scaling spell the typically requires a standard action to cast, thus it can only be used every other round, one round to cast, one round to attack. But by putting it into a use activated item, it breaks the system.
If the spell function were caster level based, say +4 to attack per 4 caster levels, then the caster level would factor into the item creation rules and you'd get a more balanced item. As is, you only need a level 1 caster to create it. This skews the entire system.
There's a reason weapons cost twice as much as armor to create, it's a combat oriented game, a hat of disguise is a role-play item, not a combat item, thus it shouldn't cost 10k. (especially since the Pathfinder version is a nerfed version)
Anthony Adam wrote:
Then good luck to you sir, I hope to stand by the other Top 31 on January 24th, though I know there's lots of competition.
I'll remember the non-italicized comma after the italicized spell next year, I hope my themed SAIC still wows them this year, they say three's a charm and it was, I almost got it with my ghostfire torch but I didn't mangle the costs enough based upon my tweaking of the rules...according to the pricing guidelines it was dead on, but its effect was more than that. So hopefully FIVE'S a charm this year...if not maybe 2x3= three's a double charm.
Perhaps because you can easily envision the original item, that is why it is easier to describe. But if the judges; upon viewing your item see the exact thing you're thinking of, they might auto-reject it.
Perhaps make it similar flavor in a new package?
Definitely steer clear of any naming convention which refers to the original.
Just my 2 cents.
Xaaon of Xen'Drik wrote:
Restart my Subs please.
First I'd like to say THANK YOU for adding the corner protectors to the Ultimate magic book, without those protectors I'd need the entire order resent, because the box was obviously chucked and stomped.
So, 3 of 4 items are fine, but Carrion Crown: Broken Moon was not so lucky it had one corner crushed, I can take pictures if needed.
Eclipse Phase was also released under creative commons licensing. That's the reason they seed their own work. Probably assuming lots of gamers will get the PDF, then eventually buy their gorgeous books! It's a good plan I think.
Paizo happens to feel they want to make $9.99 off their PDFs but allow people to get them cheap, which compared to $34.99 PDFs some companies offer, it definitely is. But Paizo wants to maintain their copyrights, their IP is theirs, and I don't blame them.
It's a strange time we're living in...
Liz Courts wrote:
Xaaon, please post links to pictures - that would be helpful. Was the box damaged at all, or did this look like damage from the contents shifting around inside the box?
The corner of the box was partially dented and scuffed as if it had been dropped (box is already gone unfortunately). I will get pix up when I get home tonight.
My subs ran out the month before they went off-sale so I had to buy them from the beginning, rarely been disappointed (no traits in Osirion book was disappointing)
I was there for Alpha 1,2,3 Beta and beyond., and RPG Superstar 1...still trying on that part...
Dragon marks could easily be converted to alternate Racial Abilities.
I do like the idea of converting Dragonmarked houses to Pathfinder, moreso, it would make a REALLY interesting Golarion Campaign, when these marks which correlate to the planets of Golarion begin to appear.
Akiton might appear as a red mark, in the shape of the Draconic symbol for Akiton...
Perhaps they're Godmarks. Each one being attributed to a deity, the beginning of a new Godswar. Demonmarks and Devilmarks might also appear.
All these would have to be non-house related, but with gods giving new powers to random people, suddenly churches become more powerful, and they become the new houses, perhaps through deed, you gain the marks, thus a murderer might gain a Godsmark by murdering, while a healer would gain and increase their Godsmark by healing...
North Korea would require lots of bunker busters, they have spent the last 50 years building everything DEEP underground. Remember, Obama has said we won't use nukes. Attacking North Korea would trigger a nasty resurgence of a jungle war. Except North and South Korea both have the ultimate in jungle clearing weapons.
The North Korean populace is innocent it's all the government, I'm sure the populace would love to come into the 21st century, if the head of the serpent were cut off...
Best solution nowadays might be if China conquered N. Korea, course S. Korea wouldn't like that...heh
Yeah, I'm not a big fan of "No" either I'm also not a big fan of iterative attacks +20/+15/+10/+5...k...Combat should be more "free-form"
I'll be releasing something about that in the future.
Probably fine if you're getting artists like myself, and you're not buying exclusive rights to the art, thus the artist retains their IP rights.
Basic B&W Ink for the NPCs? I have time for NPC portraits atm, but not action scenes. I'm not a cover artist, and that's where the biggest chunk will come from.
How are you handling the Cartography?
What about editing?
All they've been doing is post what color bra they're wearing.
Good deal, I can't make that kinda donation...too many people on my friends of friends lists...but I'm making a donation...and trying to actually raise awareness.
I'm reposting this from my own Facebook.
OK it seems the females of Facebook think that by posting their bra colors secretly it will raise awareness of breast cancer. Now if they put their money where their bra color is...they might REALLY make a difference.
If all 350 million FB users contributed $1 for Breast Cancer Research, that would make a HUGE difference...posting your bra color doesn't do anything!
I'm donating today, because well, it's the right thing to do. (And I do like my wife having them)
OK So next month, since my subscription just left today LoL. (I don't need it right away anyway, so not a big deal) [Just make sure there are enough copies to wait til my next shipment...heh]
No problem, stuff happens, you guys are GREAT! Best Customer service EVER!