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Goblin Squad Member. Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 3,553 posts (3,576 including aliases). 1 review. 8 lists. 1 wishlist. 2 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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If a player asked me that, I'd say you can fly underwater, as long as you can also swim in the air.


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What I'm saying is that the "20th level build" is basically irrelevant to the actual game.


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My theory is that people who only focus on what a particular "build" can do at 20th level are probably just "theorycrafting" and not really playing those.

I suspect for most Pathfinder Players the game is long over before 20th level becomes relevant. It's not even relevant for PFS.


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My guess, by the way, is, that this new rulings has nothing whatsoever to to do with the power level of certain prestige classes. Classes that basically only were published for this game to satisfy 3.5 backward compatibility in 2009. I believe that Paizo don't really care much about these classes that basically are just legacy, and I think rightly so. There are tons of options now that were not available then, and I think the game wouldn't be poorer if these legacy classes wouldn't even exist. And if they don't satisfy the need for power gamers to be at the top "tier", then I just don't care.

I think the real reason the ruling got reversed is that is easily can have any number of unforeseen side effects in other parts of the game, and probably would wreak havoc on something they have in current development that we don't even know about, and thus, it had to go. Besides the fact that—considering consistency of the rules—the old FAQ ruling simply made no sense.

The non-announcement of the change is puzzling indeed, though.


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Scavion wrote:
This kinda reminds me of a recent patch for Heroes of the Storm where Blizzard took away a "must-have" talent for Tyrael that was the only thing keeping him viable in the game. Now he's strictly worse than all the other warriors in the game and no one(who wants to win anyways) plays him or wants to see him on their team. Blizzard stated a rework was in the works but apparently he's meant to be useless till then.

This post (emphasis mine) shows exactly what kind of players it is that are now complaining about this ruling: those who what to win the game. Except that this just isn't that kind of game.


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Thank the maker!


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Who can resist buying a book that's named like a Manowar album!


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Going by the logic some people are displaying here, you shouldn't be able to take 10 on any skill check at all:

* can't take 10 on Perception because you might fail to notice the truck and get run over

* can't take 10 on Perform (comedy) because someone in the audience might not like your jokes and shoot you (don't laugh, things like that happen, unfortunately)

* can't take 10 on Profession (woodcutter) because the tree might fall on you and kill you

* can't take 10 on Walking because you might trip, fall and break your neck

and so on.

Take 10 is designed to eliminate exactly the specific danger that failing the skill check could bring with it. Why is that so difficult to understand.


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Sometimes it drives me to despair when I see people that have been playing this game system for 15 years now still can't get their head wrapped around rules like take 10, take 20, or the 5-foot-step.


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I'm wondering, for almost every class there exists some magic item interacting with or improving on a class feature, especially those items like the robe of arcane heritage for sorcerers or the bane baldric for inquisitors, that lets the class use certain class features at +x levels. However, there seems to be nothing that, for example, would interact with bardic performance.

Of course a bard can use a lot of generic magic items, but so can everyone else, so these don't count.

I think the only item I've found that actually mentions the bard is the resplendent robe of the thespian form Ultimate Equipment, which can only be used by bards, but doesn't really do anything specifically bardish, and costs a whopping 75,000 gp.

Why is that,I wonder. Or am I missing the good stuff somewhere?


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GreyWolfLord wrote:
The ONLY real complaint I have, is that they have everything tossed into the APs. So unless you want to do some heavy adapting on some of them, that's one reason you have to buy all the books. The more current the AP you get, the more likely they'll have references to EVERYTHING more often then not. (Everything means, all the rulebooks to a degree).

In my eyes, the fact that they are using new material in the adventure paths is a definite plus, and certainly not something to complain about. Everything that is used in the APs is either in the PRD, or it is fully reprinted right ther in case it comes from a Player Companion, Campaign Settings book, or 3rd party source. Nothing that is used in an AP adventure forces you to buy any other book. You can look it all up for free.


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StarMartyr365 wrote:
Kudaku wrote:

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Another example could be "save class" where a caster rolls to hit a static save (10+x) and compares his roll to everyone's save rather than have everyone roll a save and compare with his save DC. It's a minor change, but it means that instead of having 15 minions roll reflex saves to avoid a fireball, the caster rolls one "fireball attack" and compares his roll with the 15 minion reflex "AC"s.
This is how Star Wars Saga works and it is awesome.

It's also how D&D 4th edition "saving throws" work, if I remember correctly. Since both the Saga and 4E systems are not Open Gaming Content it might be difficult to "steal" this mechanism, but I believe the mechanism is actually open, as it was an optional rule in the 3E book Unearthed Arcana, most of which is OGC.

Indeed: here it is.


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Well, a lot of Pathfinder and the PRD content derives from Wizards of the Coast's IP and is used by way of the Open Gaming Licence. This content may be reused if—and only if—the OGL is appropriately included and passed along. It seems though, that the website in question did not include a copy of the OGL, and thus Dr. Friedlander was actually using Wizard's copyrighted content in an unlicensed way, and Wizard was well within their rights to demand its removal.

That doesn't mean, however, that this is a clever way for Wizards to proceed, PR-wise, but we already know that PR hasn't been Wizards' strong suit these past years when it comes to D&D.


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Vic Wertz wrote:
Reckless wrote:
Chris Ballard asked how many Charter superscribers were left, which I don't think has the same answer as how many Charter subscribers there are.

You're correct—my mistake.

There are a lot fewer than 500 Pathfinder charter superscribers, and still fewer Paizo charter superscribers.

It seems so. Of all the people who posted here so far, I'm the only one with the "Paizo Charter Superscriber" tag. But I can't be the only one, I hope! :)


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What happens if you examine a location deck that fas a faceup task card on top?

For example, what can Alahazra see with her examination power? The taks card, or the one below?

Or, what happens if you use a spyglass? Can you look at two cards under the task, or is the task one of these two? And if so, can you rearrange the cards? Does that even make sens?


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Kings of Metal!


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Backed this in Kickstarter, and I can't wait to get my hands on the hardcover. EZG's review is spot on. This is a great adventure, one I'd love to run.


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*sigh*


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More like "used to" than "usually". The last two month the local shop here in GERMANY had the products for sale before mine were even shipped or I got access to the PDFs. And this month seems to be gearing up for third in a row,


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I love it how this adventure feels just like it's set in Borderlands' Pandora.


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What's this Bender reference I keep reading? Doesn't sound like Futurama to me.


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Paizo always stated that this is the way they want to go, even before Dreamscarred's psionics.

And no, psionics (as presented by Dreamscarrd) will most certainly have no official place in Golarion, that is exactly what psychic magic is for. Paizo probably have chosen not to use this third party content because they feel its mechanics and flavor do not fit their vision for their game setting. And it is certainly not Paizo's responsibility to provide a rationale as to why third party mechanics could co-exist with official Pathfinder RPG rules.


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I like having the classic psionic attack and defense modes back as new psychic spells. Only psionic blast is missing, probably because of the name, and mind blank had already become a spell in D&D3.


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Wow, how awesome is it that the medium's spirits are named after the Harrow deck cards?


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While reading the Shattered Star Player's Guide I just noticed this entry in the list of benefits characters can buy with their prestige points:

Shattered Star Player's Guide wrote:
Fame 5, 1 PP: Become familiar with an uncommon or rare spell (at the GM’s discretion) from a Pathfinder lodge library, allowing a bard, sorcerer, or similar spellcaster to select it as a spell known at the next available opportunity (this benefit allows the character to gain access to bard or sorcerer spells from sources other than the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook without having to do spell research or find a copy of the spell while adventuring).

Since you have to pay to get this benefit, this seems to imply that normally, bards, sorcerers, or similar spellcasters can only take new known spells from the Core Rulebook, and if they want to take "uncommon" spells (i.e. spells from sources other than the Core Rulebook), they would have to either research them, or come across them on an adventure).

Is this an intended ruling?


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I'm in!


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'Sani wrote:
I'm not expecting ready access to tech guns, I was just hoping to get ONE that was useful before I hit 5, and am highly disapointed that I most likely won't. Unless I beg my party to pool all the gathered funds and beg the GM to let me buy one.

Consider that expected character wealth at level 5 is 10,500 gp. Then check out the prices for the tech guns you're expecting. An arc pistol, a laser pistol, or a zero pistol each costs 10,000 gp (which is, for example, more expensive that a magical +2 weapon).

Expecting to get equipment like that at level 5 or earlier is... optimistic, to say the least.


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Skeld wrote:
mikeawmids wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

** spoiler omitted **

-Skeld

Final Antagonist spoiler:

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Planescape in a nutshell: "Hey there, stupid 1st-edition player! You thought you knew the names of planes and their creatures? Hahaha, we have changed all those names, in truth because we must comply to political correctness and cannot risk to offend unnamed parties, but we'll just pretend the new names have always been the correct names and the old names were just the ones known only to stupid ignoramuses like YOU! So it's your fault alone! In addition we're making up a new and stupid jargon to talk down to you, just because it's all the rage in other successful games now."


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Never actually cared for Planescape and the abrasive tone of those books at all. Also the ugly cartoonish DiTerlizzi artwork. I've hated that product line right from the start. And Sigil itself simply never made any sense at all to me.

So, no, thanks.


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Gorbacz wrote:
Of course, I won't cancel my sub because I can always scavenge the AP for statblocks, maps, monsters and support articles. The beauty of Paizo APs is that you can always use the content even if the AP itself is not to your tastes.

Somehow I find it funny to see you complaining, with you being the one that usually makes fun of other people's complaining about APs :)


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Actually a Paizo adventure path featuring orcs in more than a single encounter can easily be taken as weird, experimental and/or special, given what we've seen so far.


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Gorbacz wrote:
And I am and will be a vehement enemy of fiction in APs. ;)

Pssst! The entire AP is actually fiction.


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I'm not really "amped" either, but I wasn't for Jade Regent, or Carrion Crown, or Wrath of the Righteous, and I'm not sure about Iron Gods. Hell's Rebels however does intrigue me.

Fact is Paizo has to cater to all kinds of fans, and the last "traditional style" AP was probably Shattered Star, which ended two years before Giantslayer will begin. They can't just go and increase the "over-the-top-ness" for each adventure path.


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mangrar wrote:
Too bad, very unprofessional. I know is not a big deal, but I've paid 25 British pounds for a faulty product. First rule for any business: the customer doesn't pay your mistakes, even if it is a small one. I don't mind if is not a big deal, is YOUR mistake. At least you could have decrease the price of the book, or at least, let the retailers know as the customer can decide about paying for a faulty product or not. Because in Amazon, the photo of the book had the correct logo. I am going to return my copy and wait for a reprint

Don't forget to stomp your feet!


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Well not everybody will want weird and experimental all the time, and I'm not even talking about myself.

I don't think calling it "rehash" is being entirely fair. Or you'll have to apply that to Fires of Creation as well., Rehash of a 30-year-old module, how boring!

What are you even expecting?


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Poor Gorbacz. They're getting peanut butter in his chocolate.


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Samy wrote:
Whereas some were considering cancelling for Mummy's Mask and/or Iron Gods, I am at that point now. Both Giantslayer and Hell's Rebels seem a bit too vanilla for my tastes, it might be time to pause my subscription for 2015. We'll see.

Well, I am sure, Paizo will be able to do great things even with a seemingly "vanilla" premise.


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I think "In the Mouth of Madness" is one the most convoluted and incomprehensible movies I've ever seen.


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Dragon78 wrote:
The Spiritualist might be the first class with a undead companion mechanic.

You mean the first class since the shadowdancer, right?


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Insnare wrote:
4) Debate is healthy and in this case there is really no right or wrong answer.

Except there is. Paizo have published an extensive article about the "ecology of the android" in Fires of Creation about the nature of androids, and the creative director has already contradicted your position in this very thread. Your view of androids is definitely not what androids in the Pathfinder Campaign Setting is.


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Insnare wrote:
I would disagree, I would say androids aren't human and they aren't living beings which means to me that they should be "it" not her nor him...

Actually they are living beings, and they have a soul. In game terms, they are humanoids with the android subtype, and thus affected by anything that targets living creatures. They do, however, have the Constructed extraordinary ability, similar to inevitables, so they are also target by effects that constructs. The fact that they have souls and outward sexes implies that they also have gender, and as such should not be referred to as "it" unless you have the intention of insulting them.


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Yeah right, especially me. :)


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Concerning Mass Effect, the male voice acting by Marc Meer can't hold a candle to the female by Jennifer Hale. Her performance is one of the best things of the trilogy. If you haven't played as a female Shepard, you're really missing out on these games.


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Well I love my joke-telling bard. F%&~ you too. :)


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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:

Some folks are asking that a specific aesthetic be acknowledged, an aesthetic that when you think about it goes all the way back to like Ancient Greece.

It's not really my cup of tea, but if folks want handsome skinny dudes I'm not going to hold it against them.

It's not the aesthetics that has me rolling my eyes, it's the otaku terminology.


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When I have to read words like "bishounen" etc what ever the hell that means I can't take a post seriously any more.


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Dragon78 wrote:
I hope the Innersea race book will have a lot of info on races like the Lashunta, Android, etc. If it focuses mostly on the core then I might just skip that one.

Lashunta hardly qualify as an "Inner Sea Race".


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The fact that Pathfinder Pawns for swarms usually consist of four individual Small-sized pawns tends to indicate the shapable option.


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Alex Cunningham wrote:
I am delighted that Paizo as a whole has made money off of a genre of gaming born out of consumer exploitation (having to pay for things you will never use because they are bundled with things you will).

Do you even know how the Adventure Card Game works? It has nothing to do with CCG or LCG deckbuilding games.

I'm looking forward to this game, actually more so than if they had announced a CRPG right away.

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