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James Jacobs wrote:

Beyond there being stat blocks for all the NPCs and villains of note, there'll be some new things here and there (mostly in the form of new items or spells or monsters unique to the area), but it's not intended to be a player's book. It's VERY focused toward the GM who wants to run a Sandpoint campaign (it will have elements of "build your own campaign using this book as a sandbox workshop") and to folks who just want to know more about Sandpoint.

James,

Re: "sandbox workshop"

Question - will there be distinct themed-organizational header text for each section and subsection so that a GM who goes back to review certain pages to will be able to easily borrow the "skeleton of organization" of Sandpoint to better organize his/her own campaign bible?

I am rearranging/editing my Darkmoon Vale/Falcon's Hollow campaign bible, and I'd like to be able to upgrade my information organization with the latest "best practices" from Paizo in Sandpoint, as DMV and related products are 5-10 years old now.

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Zanzibaran wrote:

Turn-based. Most APs.

Gold Box AD&D 1989/1990, to ToEE (3.5 ruleset late 2000s) to PF turn-based.

Get good devs tho - ToEE needed fan mod so your characters would not automatically get up from prone every time, triggering AoO every time!

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

Just bought Wasteland 2 recently.

The key functions of gameplay there would make the best UI. (I prefer W2 to the pause-issue orders-unpause of Baldur's Gate/Infinity Engine)

-- real-time exploration with ability to move whole group, a subset, or just one character (like a rogue to disarm an area trap).

-- combat reveals whole game is on an invisible grid, which goes visible when Turb-Based Combat begins, and you can sometimes start that combat with a semi-surprise round. Game remains turn-based until combat is over and grid is invisible again.

-- the rest of the UI would be bent to Pathfinder's reqs of course, but having a never-ending parchment scroll being written on with ink pen in the bottom right of screen would be cool too...

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Turn-based. Most APs.
Gold Box AD&D 1989/1990, to ToEE (3.5 ruleset late 2000s) to PF turn-based.

Get good devs tho - ToEE needed fan mod so your characters would not automatically get up from prone every time, triggering AoO every time!

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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LaShana wrote:
Is this module not allowed for PFS? I have been looking and looking for a chronicle sheet. And I have it broken out and scheduled for three sessions. :/

Lashana or anyone,

How long does this mod run in "home game mode", assuming the players and GM run the game more than they make Monty Python quotes? :-)

I too would like to know how many 4-hour slots this would take at a convention.

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Do the classics go into the maps subscription? I'm on the fence about subbing to maps, and being able to get the classics+PDF on my sub would be very nice.

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Can any kind Paizonian speak to the scale of the tavern maps?

I'm hoping for one of:

A) soft cover will lie flat when open, with actual 1" squares of tavern floorplan pages...

Or

B) glue-bound large folded map(s) included as with Down the Blighted Path and similar glue-bound maps.

Otherwise this is much better as a PDF to print the floor plans on 11x17 paper, etc.

Alternately, is there a companion map pack/flip mat set planned?

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Has anyone made a Warpriest build using the Starknife?

A little feat-starved, but go human, all your levels count as fighter levels for specialization/combat feats, and an x3 crit at higher levels scales nicely.

Improved Crit at 9th, Improved Precise Shot, etc.

Archetype to taste, and probably go Dex to damage, though Guided Hand (Wis to hit) opens SAD possibilities...

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James,

Will we get either a list of key trade routes or a couple of map pages (for avistan and garund) with directional arrows and names of goods?

I'm hoping to get at least a macro idea of traded goods/routes for an Andoran campaign I'm working on, and would like to know a little more than 'lumber goes from Falcon's Hollow to Augustana and Almas'... (I have Guide to DMV, Andoran CS, etc.)

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

P.S. I vote for the almanac too. Even with the CS and Guide to DMV, there's a vast amount of NPC daily life I'll have to invent session by session and track for consistency...

James Jacobs wrote:
BobTheCoward wrote:
On know direction awhile back James Jacobs discussed always wanting to do a golarian almanac. I wonder if this represents a development of more projects like that.
Getting an Inner Sea Almanac off the ground has been weirdly tough for lots of reasons I'm not gonna go into here. Having trade information in this book is one way to get that out there for folks without having to wait for an Almanac that may never actually happen to happen, though.

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thewastedwalrus wrote:
CRB p.31 wrote:
Note that there are a number of effects and prerequisites that rely on a character’s level or Hit Dice. Such effects are always based on the total number of levels or Hit Dice a character possesses, not just those from one class. The exception to this is class abilities, most of which are based on the total number of class levels that a character possesses of that particular class.
Relevant Quote.

Thanks Walrus!

Looks like the Armor Master archetype is how you grab DR 3 when dipping fighter (5) vs. single-classing.

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Question - for the Fighter's Advanced Armor Training, Armored Juggernaut, does the additional DR come in with character level, or fighter level?

(I have a fighter 1/alchemist X in PFS considering fighter 3 in order to take the Advanced Armor Training feat to grab the DR)

Source Armor Master's Handbook pg. 14
When wearing heavy armor, the fighter gains DR 1/—. At 7th level, the fighter gains DR 1/— when wearing medium armor, and DR 2/— when wearing heavy armor. At 11th level, the fighter gains DR 1/— when wearing light armor, DR 2/— when wearing medium armor, and DR 3/— when wearing heavy armor. If the fighter is 19th level and has the armor mastery class feature, these DR values increase by 5. The DR from this ability stacks with that provided by adamantine armor, but not with other forms of damage reduction. This damage reduction does not apply if the fighter is helpless, stunned, or unconscious.

http://archivesofnethys.com/AdvArmorTrainingDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Armored%2 0Juggernaut

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Zanzibaran

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Re: Martial Master

Try Varisian Freestyle Fighter to get "dial-a-feat" starting at 1st level! (Equal to a brawler)

Some trade-offs, but you can read all about it at:

http://archivesofnethys.com/ArchetypeDisplay.aspx?FixedName=Fighter%20Varis ian%20Free-Style%20Fighter

And the book it's in, Weapon Master's Handbook, is something you'd want anyways for advanced weapon training options, etc.

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Resurrecting a not-too-undead thread...

>>>This feels like something a Campaign Clarification could fix in about a paragraph or two with a slight nerf rather than the nerf bat of Core Rogue.<<<

Did the PFS staff ever make a statement (verbal, blog, whatever) as to the reasoning?

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Hi.

I have "cheapest possible" as my default subscription shipping method but...

Issue - my next shipment shows a mix of normal mail and priority mail.

Request - please make it one shipment under "cheapest method" so the shipping cost falls.

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Sharaya,

Today the post office delivered the missing order.

***Please remove the replacements from my sidecart.***

Thanks for your help!

Sharaya wrote:

Thanks for bumping this! I'm sorry to see that we missed it before.

I'm sorry to hear that this order hasn't arrived yet! I've added replacements to your sidecart to ship with your next subscription order. If the original shipment manages to make it in the meantime, please let us know.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.

Thanks!
~Sharaya

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Bump.

I never received the physical shipment below.

Please advise next steps.

Thanks!

Zanzibaran wrote:

Hi,

The tracking for my order says UPS gave it to my local post office on June 10, but I never received it.

I had chosen the cheapest/slowest shipping, which said the order could take 4 to 8 business days to arrive - "UPS-MI".

What are next steps?

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Hi,

The tracking for my order says UPS gave it to my local post office on June 10, but I never received it.

I had chosen the cheapest/slowest shipping, which said the order could take 4 to 8 business days to arrive - "UPS-MI".

What are next steps?

Thanks,

Zanzibaran

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Sharaya wrote:

Hi Lord_Zardan,

Thanks for letting us know. I have added Heroes of the Darklands to your sidecart to go out with your May order.

If we can help with anything else, please let us know.

Thanks!
~Sharaya

Sharaya thanks for the quick response!

Please fix it to be subscription-style hardcopy + PDF, with Pathfinder Advantage applied, like the other player companions. (Shows as one undiscounted hardcopy right now)

Thanks!

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Hi,

I added a sub to Player Companions on April 6, starting with Monster Hunter's​ Handbook.

Only one thing is missing from My Subscriptions: Heroes of the Darklands.

Please add it to the May shipment.

Thanks!

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Sharaya wrote:

Subscription shipments should have all left the warehouse now!

If you haven't gotten your shipping notification, and are not sure why, please let us know (via a new thread, email, or phone call).

Sharaya,

Heroes of the Darklands has not shown up in My Subscriptions since I subbed Apr 6, to start with Monster Hunter's Handbook.

Will Heroes of the Darklands be auto-added soon?

Thanks,

Zardan

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Paizo, and open letter to all:

Second Darkness.

The priority should be to fix up the old OGL APs first, starting with Second Darkness (since Curse is already on schedule) and then go after the PFRPG ones which have the right combination of "sold out + fan-loved + have the most new rules not incorporated."

Riddleport = Mos Eisley of Golarion, which easily provides solid reasons for both rogues/smugglers/etc (profit/tragic loss motives) and Dudley Dorights (save people/defeat evil) to come together.

First Darkness/Earthfall is one of the most unique and interesting things about Golarion's history.

If enough gamers agree with the above statement, I'd hope that the combination of Drow + that story element is more than enough to get "mental buy-in" to relaunch it.

Possibly Reynolds can outdo himself on the anniversary edition cover art, just as the writers will outdo themselves in refining this gem, and the anniversary edition will sell like gangbusters?

Thanks,

Zardan

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Currently in PFS my eponymous character is a Half-Elven Ranger 1/Cleric 3 of Desna with Travel... and Liberation. The rest of his levels will be Ranger.

I also have a Half-Elven Cleric 2 of Sarenrae, Fire and Sun. (This one is staying single-classed)

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The 7 player rule bootstraps the (sometimes) only experienced gamer willing to GM and get PFS off the ground in a new game store, so that maybe 1-2 of the new players can rise to GM capability too, and there's enough flexibility to handle fluctuations in the number of local players.

I've been that 7th player, and been very grateful for it, after a year-plus of not gaming at all due to work/school/life.

Show mercy (7 players) and pull people in.

Now, if Paizo decides that keeping mods from being "too easy" (seating tables of 7) is more important than keeping players happy, THEN AT LEAST:

Specifically allow tables of 7 for tiers 1-2 and tier 1, because most newbies want to "Play Play Play" and will QUIT PFS WITHOUT TRYING IT EVER AGAIN if the PFS crowd won't accept them.

First impressions are almost everything.

We (RPGs) aren't so popular that the world is beating a path to our doorstep.

We cannot afford to be more than minimally restrictive in any aspect of table seating that relates to new players.

Period.

Table minimum 3, Table max 7 at all Tiers (or at least for Tiers 1-2 and 1).

Be a good businessman, a good doorman, a good greeter and do everything you can within PFS rules to NOT TURN NEW PLAYERS AWAY.

Thank you for reading.

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Thanks, Joana.

I reiterate my request for a $5 pdf stat-block (and possibly tactics) update. That would help gamers NOW, and *if* SD were ever compiled, then the $5 pdf could be rolled into that.

There's a fixed number of OGL non-PFS APs, so ideally Paizo would do something (internal or farm-out) to update things and make money doing it...

Joana wrote:

Paizo has NO PLANS to compile any more APs. The RotRL hardcover is a special case because it is 1) the first AP and 2) largely out of print. This will NOT be repeated.

Speculation that other APs will eventually be compiled in hardcover only hurts sales, as people decide to wait for the hardcover.

In this thread, Vic Wertz said:

Vic Wertz wrote:

Seriously, guys, please stop asking for other compilations. It's not going to happen, and I don't want people who don't read carefully thinking it's likely to happen.

One of the main reasons for not doing this one is that just having the notion out there that we *might* do this for other APs is harmful. I'd really appreciate it if everybody would help squash that idea whenever and wherever it is raised.

This is a unique circumstance.

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Hey, if Rise of the Runelords can get this treatment...

I know paizo.com still has copies of all of Second Darkness for sale, but could we at least get a $5 pdf of stat-block conversions, use of classes invented since the last version of the world's most popular rpg using the OGL? :-)

I'm imagining Drow Alchemists would be awesome to behold, among other possible updates...

Paizo, is Second Darkness (OGL) going to sell out any time soon, or will it be five years before it gets an Anniversary edition?

Thanks,

Zardan Zelaznar!

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I'm not the coordinator, but through warhorn.net (which you guys might want to scour to find yet more conventions) I found:

August, Guns of August, USA, Virginia, Williamsburg,

http://www.odms-club.com/convention/index.html

(Click on Roleplaying Games on the left-nav, then there's a link towards the bottom of the main text to register, and that takes you to the warhorn site where 5 PFS mods are available across Aug 12-13)

The GoA site says that this is the FIRST YEAR this (normally) pure wargame convention is running RPG events of any kind.

I don't know if I'll be able to go there just yet, but I suggest anyone within driving distance of Williamsburg, VA consider going to help make the case to have a lot more mods/tables the next year.