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Goblin Squad Member. Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 4,470 posts (4,493 including aliases). 1 review. 6 lists. 1 wishlist. 4 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Usually there is only one spring hardcover, but next year, due to Starfinder, there will be no Pathfinder PRG hardcover release for GenCon, so this might be that.


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Well, actually he is really good at slashing things. Stabbing not that much :)


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No.

Doesn't have anything to do with PC motivation for me. An adventurer is someone who goes on adventures. Nothing more, nothing less. Which is exactly what PCs usually do.

Anything beyond that is your interpretation.


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I like the fiction and would be sad to see it go, but I would not complain about more gaming material.


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Anyway, there is no reason that the existence of Starfinder should substract any kind of content from Pathfinder. They are different games. There is no correlation here.


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Well, if Nirmathas is "legally" part of Molthune, isn't Molthune "legally" part of Cheliax by the same measure?


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Um... what?


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I'm not really sure we actually need three new Pathfinder rulebooks every year.


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Rysky wrote:
Zaister wrote:
I know it is in jest, but where does it come from?
Well he does have Shax as his avatar...

Cute.


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Yes, the deluxe version will be available to everyone.


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121 - Lost Outpost by Jim Groves
122 - Into the Shattered Continent by Robert Brooks
123 - The Flooded Cathedral
124 - City in the Deep by Amber E. Scott
125 - Tower of the Drowned Dead by Dean
126 - Beyond the Veiled Past by Thurston Hillman


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A special edition of this book with a faux-leather cover was just shown at Gen Con.


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Ah, OK, while I've never heard of "One True Pairing", I now know what was being talked about. Anyway, "Kyrisiel" is certainly a silly name for it. However, I've never understood the need for any kind of "shipping". Seems silly to me.


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At the time the AP after Ironfang Invasion comes out it will have been five years since the last visit to Varisia.

Or you can say it like this: there have been as many APs between the first and most recent Varisia APs than there will be between that most recent Varisia AP and the upcoming AP after Ironfang Invasion. So it's not like it's all Varisia all of the time.


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Here's JMS's posting on Jerry Doyle's death.


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I think I want the PCs to fail. Long live the Glorious Reclamation!


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I have transcribed the parts of the podcast where Crystal gives summaries for the individual adventures, and a few other information regarding the AP. This is mostly verbatim, by Crystal:

This AP is set in Nirmathas where a former Molthuni mercenary legion called the Ironfang Legion, which is a unit of hobgoblins who've slowly been absorbing all the other hobgoblin units, has stumbled across an ancient artifact, and is now using that to carve out their own homeland on Nirmathas' and Molthune's border while those two nations distract each other.

Pathfinder Adventure Path #115, Trail of the Hunted by Amber Scott (February 2017):

Spoiler:
The AP begins with your lovely, quiet, peaceful home town where nothing ever goes wrong until a massive hundreds of hobgoblins descend on you, taking your neighbors slaves, putting everybody you don't like to the sword and you have to run around, gathering as many supplies and survivors as you can before hightailing it into the woods. The rest of the adventure is about dodging the dangers of the Fangwood forest and evading bounty hunters that the hobgoblins send after you while you carve out your own safe place to rest and recuperate.

Pathfinder Adventure Path #116, Fangs of War by Ron Lundeen:

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Eventually you regroup, you settle yourselves, you decide you need some allies, because hobgoblins just burned down your home. Being in the Chernasado region, you look for the Chernasado rangers for help, only to discover they're nowhere to be found. This adventure is about finding out where they went and why they are not doing their jobs, and what this strange new dragon in the area is doing!

Pathfinder Adventure Path #117, Assault on Longshadow by Benjamin Bruck:

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After rescuing the Chernosardo rangers you suddenly find yourself in charge of an army, just in time to find out where the Ironfang Legion is attacking next. They are attacking a mining-and-smelting town in western Nirmathas called Longshadow, and you take your much smaller force of guerillas and plucky PCs, and you basically spend the entire adventure conducting sabotage and harrying this invading force to weaken them as much as possible before an epic battle to save this town from being wiped off the map.

Pathfinder Adventure Path #118, Siege of Stone by Thurston Hillman:

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You discover the Ironfang Legion has recruited morlocks who are only seen in the Mindspin Mountains. You have to discover how the Ironfang Legion keeps attacking and then disappearing without a trace. You go on the investigate the morlock caverns only to discover that their new goddess isn't actually a goddess—she is a wormfolk with strange ties to dwarven artifacts and the Ironfang Legion. All of this points you to the dwarven Sky Citadel of Kraggodan. You battle your way through the Darklands and find your way into the Sky Citadel, convince the dwarves to help you, and then explore ancient, long-abandoned portions of the Sky Citadel looking for clues about an ancient dwarven artifact called the Onyx Key.

Pathfinder Adventure Path #119, Prisoners of the Blight by Amanda Hamon Kunz:

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The dwarves point you to an ancient fey empire in the middle of the Fangwood they have lost contact with. You are dispatched to the heart of the Fangfood, known as the Blight, to find out what is going on, deal with horribly infected, mutilated fey, fight more dragons, and finally free an ancient fey empire from the First World. You also find that the Ironfang Legion has been courting the Blight to try and recruit them to their side to found a monster nation, and in the process you discover that the Onyx Key is actually a series of stone roads that lead in and out of a vault built by the Vault Builders on the Elemental Plane of Earth.

Pathfinder Adventure Path #120, Vault of the Onyx Citadel by Larry Wilhelm:

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With an entire army of fey behind you, and dwarven lore and the Chernosardo rangers you can finally lay siege to the Ironfang Legion in their supposedly unassailable fortress deep in the Plane of Earth.You face down down ancient earth elementals in Vault Builder ruins and explore this time-forgotten caspule with an ancient citadel in the middle of it.

The covers will have classic monsters:

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bugbear, medusa, minotaur, dragon, hobgoblin.

The BBEG is apparently
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a hobgoblin swashbuckler!

Iconics for this adventure path are:

Spoiler:

* Lini, because it's a wilderness-themed adventure
* Adowyn, because it's a wilderness-themed adventure
* Feya, because she's kind of creepy and a little bit wild
* Jirelle, because she fits the Robin-Hood-theme originally envisaged with the AP


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I believe this has not yet been posted to the boards; I have extracted the titles and authors of the individual adventures for the Ironfang Invasion Adventure Path from the Know Direction Podcast for the Pathfinder Adventure Path Q&A at PaizoCon 2016. Thanks to the Know Direction guys for recording this! So here goes:
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Pathfinder AP #115: Part 1 - Trail of the Hunted by Amber Scott
Pathfinder AP #116: Part 2 - Fangs of War by Ron Lundeen
Pathfinder AP #117: Part 3 - Assault on Longshadow by Benjamin Bruck
Pathfinder AP #118: Part 4 - Siege of Stone by Thurston Hillman
Pathfinder AP #119: Part 5 - Prisoners of the Blight by Amanda Hamon Kunz
Pathfinder AP #120: Part 6 - Vault of the Onyx Citadel by Larry Wilhelm


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Distant Scholar wrote:
So ... Pathfinder Legends. If you've forgotten (or never knew), Big Finish Productions put out audio dramas covering Rise of the Runelords. They were pretty big downloads, compared to other products, but they aren't exactly RPG supplements. Despite their relative popularity here, it seems Big Finish Productions never made any other adventure paths into audio dramas.

They also adapted Mummy's Mask, and more is coming.


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NenkotaMoon wrote:
Hey kids, want to adventure in Tien Xia? Well too bad, because first you have to journey about 4 1/2 books just to get to it.Have Fun.

Well this is disingenuous, too, unless you want it to be the "Japan expy AP", which is something nobody ever promised.


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Ravingdork wrote:
All of our PCs use 25 point buy. We've known for years that we prefer high powered characters. (Yet somehow, we still die all the freaking time in other campaigns.)

Well, if you pride yourself on "running adventures as written" with 5 characters at 25 point buy, when the adventures are designed for four 15-point characters, you shouldn't really be surprised when your encounters are cakewalks.


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This is just hilarious.


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Ah, thank you, I hadn't seen that.


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Actually, the brand-new Pathfinder Companion: Spymaster's Handbook has rules for identifying the use of class features and feats. It is called the Recall Intrigues use of the Knowledge skill.


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Wiggz wrote:
Scythia wrote:
Nicos wrote:
Some questions are better left unanswered :/
Corollary: Some answers are better ignored.
Agreed. Stupid beyond stupid. Really starting to wonder what the (re)designers are thinking...

Second-level corollary: Don't ask a FAQ you don't want to hear the answer to.


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Lucifer is not something that is part of Paizo's setting, so I guess you are talking about some third party stuff that goes beyond the restiction Paizo uses for their game, such as "no stats for deities", or the CR30 limit.

I guess you're on your own there, and this thread belongs into the third-party/homebrew section of the from.

Edit: comfirmed that this refers to a statblock from Frog God Games' Tome of Horrors Complete. (I guess that's what happens when people browse d20pfsrd.com without realizing that it's not Paizo's site and assume everything there is part of official Pathfinder. Sigh. They really need to make the third party stuff even more obvious.)


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Samy wrote:
I'll bite. What's exciting about Molthune and Nirmathas? To me they just seem like "Andoran versus Cheliax" Lite, less calories, less flavor, basic Euro-Anglo-Saxon medieval fantasy with no unique hooks. No tech like Numeria, no mammoths or a big demon chasm, no witch queens. Why should I give two figs about Molthune and Nirmathas?

Some people might actually like these countries exactly because they don't have any weird or outlandish hookups.


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Giant battle robot nonsense


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Thanks, Gorbacz, that makes it clear(er).


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An "eat based race", that's probably halflings.


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Old "Scuttlebutt" Salt wrote:
Rumor has it a large % of Paizo staffers are rather big Babylon 5 fans...

So, Starfinder is in good hands. :)


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I'd really love to be able to playtest this. This seems to be exactly the ruleset I'd need to finally put into existence my long-hedged plan of setting Green Ronin's Freeport Trilogy on a space station.


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The more this channels Babylon 5 the better.


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martinaj wrote:
... but once Pathfinder got heavy on the Dark Tapestry...

uh, so when exactly did that happen?


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OMG. This can't come fast enough.


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If your character concept's linchpin is the availability of a single underpriced and overpowered item, well...


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
Zaister wrote:
Wow, now we're getting from half a dozen overpowered items that were nerfed to abandoning the OGL and throwing all the established IP out of the window?.
None of that is required for a new edition, unless your definition of the word is different than mine.

I know, but there was one poster calling for such measures.


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CountArioch wrote:
I'm going to be ignoring nearly all of the FAQ, and if you're cool like me you'll do the same thing.

I can still use all the FAQ and errata rules and be cool, too.


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Wow, now we're getting from half a dozen overpowered items that were nerfed to abandoning the OGL and throwing all the established IP out of the window? This is getting sillier by the minute here.


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Strange, I find it perfectly easy to search through my PDF collection. My PDF viewer keeps a full text index of all the PDFs and I just need to enter what I'm looking for, and I get a list of all the PDFs containing the sear term. Then I click on a book and get a list of all the search term's occurrences. Doesn't get much better.

I find the PFSRD useless for my purposes, though, especially since they (have to) manipulate names and do not always apply all the rules or corrections correctly.


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Well you could buy an actual book, or PDF. Rulebook PDFs are cheap. If you rely exclusively on the PFSRD (which isn't even Paizo's site!), Paizo don't own you anything. If you don't want to pay, you can't expect to be allowed to make demands.


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Azten wrote:
Fortification armor is literally better now. As is the Buffering Cap. There's no reason to have the Jingasa anymore.

Which in my mind is a much better mechanic than there being no reason NOT to have it.


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I think that's the idea.


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Both the quickrunner's shirt and the cap of the free thinker were nerfed, my barbarian player won't like that...

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