Biggest likely reason: Silver dragons are very cool, Huma and all from Dragonlance. Silver dragons are the #2 good dragon, and good dragons are supposed to be stronger than evil generally. But with just cold immunity, Silver dragons were only resistant to the very *least* of evil dragons, the barely sentient whites. Adding Acid immunity made them formidable foes for Black and Green, but still not overly dominant against the stronger Blues and Reds.
This is one explanation I would gladly accept as valid. I really love it when something in Pathfinder happens "because Dragonlance". No sarcasm, Dragonlance is my all-time favorite setting.
I simply assume that all magic has a Visible Spooky Effect.
Paladin casting Detect Evil? Her eyes shine with the light of her deity.
Sorcerer casting stilled silent Detect Thoughts? A vague blue nimbus appears around his head.
Seems to flow well with every single illustration of a spellcaster doing his mojo published in the books.
It may have to do with the glue used and your humidity levels. If the air in your home/city is just dry enough, it can cause the glue to crack and lose its gluey-ness. I know it doesn't help you and I'm sorry that it's happening, but I work in publishing and when you ship books to different climates you get some pretty unexpected results.
I once took a paperback printed in the UK on holiday to the Amazon. Within fifteen minutes of getting off the airplane, the book had swollen to at least three times its original thickness. It was part of a box set, and it never again fit its case.
I'm just trying to explain that this doesn't necessarily mean that Paizo's printers are using sub-standard glue, it might just be an unfortunate coincidence of it not being able to withstand your specific climate.
"You are in the market of Egorian. [Roll Perception] You see a sudden movement to the right, and when you look, see a squad of Hellknights marching down the street. [Roll Knowledge: Local] They patrol the market, and bring swift and merciless punishment for anyone breaking the law."
Also? I have a strong feeling it's gonna happen (either show or animation (most likely animation)), why? They're already working on an audio book of RotRL, they've got novels and comics, where else could they possibly branch out to? They've done a board game, APs for long term adventuring, modules for short term adventuring, scenarios for both events and single sessions and I'd say yes, I'm pretty sure we can look forward to this (unless they've got a video game in mind first).
Well, there's this rather hush-hush little project they're working on called Pathfinder Online...
Novels, comics, an MMORPG... a cartoon is really the next logical step.
After growing up watching the D&D cartoon, I was absolutely disappointed by the movie. More recently, the Dragonlance movie... yeah. It still hurts to think about it.
If Paizo were to do a Pathfinder cartoon... I know I would finally not be disappointed.
Remember that you're not exactly "combining" with the eidolon, you're sort of wearing a spectral eidolon suit. You don't lose your own hands.
"A synthesist summons the essence of a powerful outsider to meld with his own being. The synthesist wears the eidolon like translucent, living armor. The eidolon mimics all of the synthesist’s movements, and the synthesist perceives through the eidolon’s senses and speaks through its voice, as the two are now one creature."
I saw that one coming too. As per a recent FAQ, racially-granted SLAs count as spells of the same level for qualifying for PCs.
But it's one of those questions where my answer is "if it smells like gouda, tastes like gouda and runs like gouda...".
Not really, I don't have anything against people playing gunslingers. There's one in the RotR campaign I'm running right now and it's fun to have around. I don't think the other posters necessarily do, either.
"At 1st level, a gunslinger gains one of the following firearms of her choice: blunderbuss, musket, or pistol. Her starting weapon is battered, and only she knows how to use it properly. All other creatures treat her gun as if it had the broken condition. If the weapon already has the broken condition, it does not work at all for anyone else trying to use it. This starting weapon can only be sold for scrap (it’s worth 4d10 gp when sold)."
I have to agree with Xaratherus, it's not that the gun is broken, it's that it is treated as if it were broken/had the broken condition. It even goes as far as saying that if the gun were actually broken, it would not work at all for anyone else.
Well, I have one coming with October's subscription and I'll make sure to take pictures (unless someone beats me to it).
@GeraintElberion Dunno what to tell you, I've always heard it said like this.
Big enough to fit the core rulebook and then some. I'm pretty sure it's going to be one big box for the mailman. I really feel sorry for that man, October is one awesome-packed month.
It was a hard choice between this one and the Beginner Box one, but this image is just... a classic? Can it be a classic already? It's certainly iconic.
"Big enough for your Core Rulebook and other campaign essential books..." as long as I can fit two hardcovers and four campaign setting books I'll be happier than a dog with two tails.
Hello, Paizo people!
Please cancel my Pathfinder Roleplaying Game subscription (only this one, I want to keep the superscribtion and comics). I'll probably pick it up again in the future, in any case.
Scott Betts wrote:
Maybe I am a minority. Does that make me any less valuable of a client?
In any case, I wonder how many 4E players will move on to DDN. It might be 100% (which is probably what WotC is hoping for), it might be less.
I'm wondering if DDN will continue to offer support for 4E once the new edition rolls out. If it does, cookies to them. If it doesn't, then those who played 4E but don't plan to move to DDN (however many that may be) will get a rough deal once again.
Scott Betts wrote:
I am a subscriber, and will continue to be one until December. At that point in time, the subscribtion will lose all of its value for me.
See, I only subscribe for Dragon and Dungeon, and have done so since the online subs became available. Every month I would download the PDFs and print them out, and make my own dead tree versions. I keep yearly backups of every digital issue so far, too, so the library doesn't hold any interest for me.
Funny thing, though, I don't play 4E, and while I did give the DDN playtest a try, it really isn't my cup of tea. I read the articles and adapt what I like to PF. The digital tools hold zero value to me.
Now I'm really saddened to see these magazines go.
Yeah... I can't really find any logic to that, either.
Unless the Starstone has a different effect on someone who already has mythic tiers - Iomedae did complete 10 other Acts before entering the Starstone Cathedral.
Both from Amazon?
Nope, I get mine here. I did check at Amazon and yes, they list it as a preorder set to arrive on January 17th(!?). I know retailers have theirs under way, but for some reason Amazon is blegh this time around.
I'd also like to see the server wiped once a year or two. Not entirely, maybe...
I wish there was some sort of (permanent?) permanency in the game. That there were certain dungeons that could only be cleared out once, and that there was and end-game. Once the final dungeon has been cleared and the final evil has been defeated, the world resets, and the party who did it get some say in what the next world will be like.
The next world comes around, there are minor changes based on what was achieved in the previous iteration, and everyone starts off fresh. But there'd be an in-game record of who the "ultimate heroes" of the every past world were.
She does not, however, gain other benefits a character of that class would have gained, except for additional spells per day, spells known (if she is a spontaneous spellcaster), and an increased effective level of spellcasting.
The way I read it, you don't get additional Domain spells, the same way a wizard would not get additional School spells.
With Mythic Vital Strike, a Two-Handed Fighter 20/Mythic 10 with a scythe can do a completely obscene amount of damage (around 1,100 points, depending on the stats) in a single round.
Which is how high a PC would go in Wrath of the Righteous.
Rule of simpler explanation says that no, you can't. It's not saying that you can, either (that would need for it to say "this also applies to teamwork feats acquired by other means).
It's just like everyone before me has said, once the first sentence says you can't, you can't.
If the efreeti is the one granting the wish, she can choose how to interpret it. It's perfectly within her ability to have a mortal say "I wish for an army" without specifying who the army will serve.
Because, from what I have read on these boards, canon is that in Golarion the creation of undead is an evil act, and the original mystery was an oversight which shouldn't have existed in the first place. This revision makes it possible to play a Juju oracle that fits the canon.
There are a couple of non-evil undead in Golarion. But they're pretty unique.
What this revision does, AFAICT, is reinforce the fact that, in Golarion, a specific campaign setting DMs can deviate from in their home games, non-evil undead are not something PCs can create en-masse.
I see it as a revision to fit canon. Since it was never available for PFS play, home games can and probably should use whatever version the player and the DM agree upon.
Doug Miles wrote:
That sounds like an epic way to die, though. Sometimes it takes courage to kill PCs, seriously. The cleric had few options, and taking that action was completely appropriate. The question is, did the fighter make the save? I take it he didn't.
Nope, he didn't.
I am not fond of this move.
Yet I've done it once. I ran 3-08 Among the Gods, and
the BBEG, a cleric wielding a scythe, critted the fighter who had just left him at 2HP and knocked him out. The rest of the party was inside the building, blocked by undead and could not immediately come out. The cleric's spells were used up except for Death Knell.
I really don't like Death Knell used against low-level parties.
I'm really bad at forum search-fu, but I sort of remember reading that in Golarion gods were unstatted because if it has stats it can be killed, and gods cannot except by other gods, and only in very specific situations (adding to the mystery of whatever happened to Aroden).
Still, if you want to build one and your DM will fiat it, X20/Mythic10 is probably your only ticket.
It'll be awhile before I run it but my players have punched very far out of the CR before. To a point where I don't even throw an encounter under +3CR anymore. Its partly clever character builds, partly letting them roll stats, partly a liberal atitude on buying equipment, and partly very clever tactics.
One or two mythic tiers they will probably have no problem with. But some of the more advanced abilites can only be countered by being mythic. Even some of the initial ones pretty much guarantee victory against non-mythic opponents.
A "for instance": a tier 1 witch can use a mythic power to make it so her hexes are effective for one round, no save, but only against non-mythic opponents.
Give the encounters a read before you set your players against them, they may be good but mythic is an entirely different ballgame.
Player solution: Wear a helmet with a faceplate.
I just don't like the idea of adding any penalties not stated at the time of purchase. At a home game I could ban the item (but I don't), in PFS I don't believe I'm allowed to penalize a player for using a legal item in the way it is intended.
As the mask is allowed by the rules, and no errata has been issued, I play it as written. It's a sweet bonus for a low price.
I don't make NPCs wary of players wearing Circlets of Persuasion. I see no difference here.