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FullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 3,182 posts (4,353 including aliases). 3 reviews. 4 lists. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 28 aliases.


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Trailer 2

"I think our first move should be calling the Avengers."

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Charlie Brooks wrote:
This is an in-between adventure for the Baldur's Gate series - 2nd edition rules, following the story of the protagonist from the first game

Did you say 2nd Ed rules?!!

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RULE BRITANNIA!

Could Lem do justice to that patriotic song?

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Wayne Reynolds wrote:
Hope you have a good weekend too. Though the 4th of July is just like any other day to us Brits. :)

Oh, RULE BRITANNIA then!

Bit of Trivia.

It is attributed to England’s King George III, who supposedly wrote in his diary, “Nothing of importance happened today” on July 4. But if it sounds like a historical irony too good to be true, that’s because it is.

NPR discovered five years ago that George never even kept a diary and the myth stemmed from an actual diary entry of King Louis XVI of France from 1789.

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Happy 4th Wayne.

All this time Lamashtu had a Chakra? I kid.

In your mind's ear, do any of the Iconics have a theme song or set music?

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Set wrote:
I'm intrigued to know if this book will give a little bit more information on evil organizations, like the Aspis Consortium.

The Aspis Consortium are the Washington Generals of Golarion.

In PFS we call them Team Rocket.

They make the Red Wizards of Thay look like competent.

The Aspis Consortium, giving Evil a Bad name.

It's like a whole continent spanning organization decided to emulate and method act all the tell tale qualities of the two Home Alone villains.

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Whom do you serve?

Suuuuuperman!

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One week to go.

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HA

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And now, ladies and germs and Freehold, here's Deadpool

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New movie stills released.

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Old soldiers never die,
Never die, never die,
Old soldiers never die
They simply fade away.

Old soldiers never die,
Never die, never die,
Old soldiers never die
Young ones wish they would.”

--

May the road ever rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

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CapeCodRPGer wrote:
well in this case, there is a major twist that they put in the trailers, that IMO they could have kept for the movie.

Agreed, and my point exactly.

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Pan wrote:
Interesting, cause this thing is getting torn apart everywhere else I read.

Again I'm an Arnold fan, and [nostalgia]. Also 7.5 score, that's barely a B- right?

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A quick reminder of not comprehensive but up to date, Marvel and DC schedule of releases, its a good time to be alive for comic book fans.

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:

From this trailer it appears that my speculation may prove to be true.

That QUANTUM, while global and well funded and politically sophisticated in its own way, was merely but a small consortium under the much larger leadership of SPECTRE.

Ah SPECTRE, the evil organization that HYDRA moms would tell their children about to scare them to bed.

Cleaner version of that trailer.

Actually the trailer from March I posted seems much better quality and editing, I am very excited for this movie though.

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I just saw a screening. I must say its good to see Arnold Schwarzenegger on the big screen again. I was really hoping for a win for him.

It is in a way, at least in part. A lot of the cinematic cues for those who watched the original Terminator, and Terminator 2. I can't say I remember the others in the series too well.

There are some plot holes, and the acting is about what you would expect from an action movie, but the movie is still a nostalgia filled romp ride with some good hard action scenes.

My best advise? Do Not watch the trailer, at all. It gives away some good plot points, not sure why they did that. Marketing must think the movie going public needed more push to see the movie and in the process gave too much away.

It's still a fun enough quick ride for us getting long in the tooth, a 7.5 out of 10 for some action scenes and funny moments, almost all featuring Arnold.

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Hey we can create Sense8 The Paizo Forums Game.

List what your "powers" would be and pick another 7 members of the forum you would share in your cluster.

Cosmo will be Whispers.

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Batman Arkham Knight PC global sales suspended.

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Jetsons Dog walking.

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Deserves a bump.

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Underwater Mage Hand.

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It's 2035, you are sipping a lovely chilled cocktail on an equally lovely warm beach. You are enjoying your much earned retirement reflecting on the past few years, as a long shadow starts to dim the sunlight.

What's the cocktail in your hand?

Who or what is next to you on the beach?

What as the last AP you created for Pathfinder? Titles and specifics if you please.

After Rise of the Rune Lords, what was your favorite AP in in this future? And why.

Oh, and that shade that is blocking out the sun, well its coming for you ... is it Rovagug or Cthulhu or Godzilla?

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Marvel Confirms Spiderman will be in Captain America Civil War.

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To be fair, despite the Alignment they list most PCs act Chaotic Neutral.

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That reminds me of a Orc warchief who ate a troll in warhammer and constantly had stomach aches because of that.

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FDA Approves Device the Let's the Blind See with their Tongue.

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Alex Martin wrote:
Corrected for ya!

Thanks I blame Cosmo's beard.

I always knew Dwarven sex caused rockslides.

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I just thought we should trademark the Condemned Culpability Cult of Cosmo, C4 for short.

Gencon is around the corner, and ya know, sacrifices in honor of the Mustachioed Master of Mayhem (patent pending) need to be made.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Cosmo's power to be at fault is vastly inflated by his internet cronies. So... no.

Ha! I just saw your answer to LazarX. Don't worry James you have your army of Jacobite fans as well. You need to ally with the Cult of Cosmo and bring down Bulmahn's fanatics. For therein lies madness.

James Jacobs wrote:
currently it's Shensen from the cover of Pathfinder #100.

Ha again!

So its good to be Paizo King ... er, Creative Director?

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James Jacobs wrote:
baron arem heshvaun wrote:

Which demon lords have at least some partial alliance with Lamashtu?

Maybe partial non aggression pact would be more fitting.

Besides Pazuzu, which demon lords oppose Lamashtu at any instance possible even when it may cost them resources?

She's the boss demon, so ALL of the demon lords have at least SOME alliance. Even her enemies like Pazuzu.

Whoa. That's rather surprising, giving Lamashtu theoretically nearly the same sway as Asmodeus. I realize they are both greater gods on Golarion, but I always assumed while there may be shifting alliances and deadly intrigue in the Nine Hells, there was outright endless give no quarter wars in the Abyss. I'll have to look at Lords of Chaos again.

That's really foreign idea for me.

In former iterations of the Abyss power politics the demon who dared to carry the mantle of "Prince of Demons" was always challenged outright, as I am sure you can attest to, after all you created a lot of later canon.

From 1st Edition and on, Demogorgon, Orcus and Graz'zt were locked in genocidal power struggle (there was some minor notes that Fraz-Urb’luu was taken out of this struggle after he lost his staff).

There were others in that rumble of a party as well. Yeenoghu and Baphomet were bitter rivals but the later was trapped by Orcus who had no alliance with the former (Throne of Bloodstone 1st Ed). Jubilex and Zuggtmoy fought over the same plane. You I believe made Dagon an "advisor" to Demogorgon. Iggwilv with all her plots. And Pazuzu laughing at all of them from the Abyssal skies above.

So in Golarion's Abyss, all the demon lords have some form of subservience and acquiescence to Lamashtu? Besides the fear of her coming for them of course.

On another note.

Where in Golarion would you find this James, and I assume it would be dedicated to Pharasma or would you pick another power? (It's also an interesting read and you need a quick break.)

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Carrion Crown is most definitely a good to great read.

Go through the AP threads and see what most appeals to you.

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The US army has their "I am an army of one" recruiting video.

The Empire's "I am The Imperial Navy of One."

The Siege of Lothal preview.

Minor spoilers.

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Nice threads.

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428. Just 12 more XP to next level.

429. DM just bought Paizo's "Classic Taverns Unleashed" flip mat.

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That part I readily visualized, it was more the "awkwardness" of the maneuver and the body weight combined with hand articulation needed to back that kind of attack which made me raise my eyebrow.

I've taken fencing in the past so I have familiarity with foils and épées, quite different weapons than those above to be sure, but there are some rudimentary thrusting moves that would seem difficult to execute with a double edged sword, the murderstrike in particular. But my skill level is not like the masters described in the video.

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A biotech startup has managed to 3 D print fake rhino horns.

These horns carry the same genetic fingerprint as the actual horn. The company plans to flood Chinese rhino horn market at 1/8 of the price of real horns, undercutting the price set by poachers and hopefully forcing them out eventually.

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When you grab the sword by the blade and fully bash somebody in the face with the pommel, that's what is known as a murderstrike.

When you grab the blade to help direct a sword thrust, that's halfswording.

Sounds like a recipe to cut off your fingers.

I was a little skeptical at first, but the video does show its not far off. Great versus skeletons and armored cavaliers.

More detail on murderstrikes and halfswording.

Maybe not Feats but Combat Traits.

For those interested the National Geographic Medieval Fight Book.

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Which demon lords have at least some partial alliance with Lamashtu?

Maybe partial non aggression pact would be more fitting.

Besides Pazuzu, which demon lords oppose Lamashtu at any instance possible even when it may cost them resources?

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I was reading posts from James personal page and I thought I was on the Ask James Jacobs thread lol, I'll move the questions.

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Kindly elaborate on how you would see the relationships between the unique daemons would work out between them the Four Horsemen.

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Hi Todd, I have posted before, I have been a longtime fan (Shemeshka lives!), some on your work back in the day with the baernaloths were downright spooky.

Will you please have a drink with me, Erik, Cosmo, Lou Agresta, Thurston and Tim Hitchcock at Gencon?

In my campaign, the rulers of each layer of the Nine Hells have remained unchanged since 1st Edition Ad & D which works out gratifying well because now it perfectly matches up in line with Golarion's Nine Hells (the exception is Barbatos who was added by Pathfinder, who just became one of the nine Dukes who holds the 1st layer on behalf of Asmodeous, and yet all pay lip service to Tiamat, again this is a throwback to 1st Edition).

As far as I recall the Archons who had stewardship of the Seven Heavens did not appear until very late 2nd Edition Ad & D, and thus don't have as long a history with the game.

Before Pathfinder, where did you base your own campaigns govenorship hierarchy of the Seven Heavens from, who were there Seven Saints of Mount Celestia?

Did you transplant these unique Archons into Pathfinder?

I am a fan of Anthraxus who remains the Oinodaemon in my campaign (he forced his predecessor to fuse with the plane), as well as Bubonix, the Master of the Tower Incarnate Pain and The General of Gehenna. And of course Mydianchlarus and forsaken Apomps.

How could I keep the power structure of the above intact and still reconcile the motivations and forces of The Four Horsemen?

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Which demon lords have at least some partial alliance with Lamashtu?

Maybe partial non aggression pact would be more fitting.

Besides Pazuzu, which demon lords oppose Lamashtu at any instance possible even when it may cost them resources?

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Riley seems to have the best at keeping attune with the entire group, I am not sure if that is coincidence of by design. She also had her foreshadowing of her abilites the longest, in her background she was driven away from Iceland to keep her safe. Although there are hints that Will had some trauma from his childhood as well.

Nice catch Evan her drug use may have left her mind open to being a channel for the group.

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Sara Marie wrote:

Did anyone else hear the line about how painful it was for a sensate to have someone in their cluster die and wonder who the first will be to die in this one?

Spoiler:
My current bet is Kala. Something needs to fuel Wolfgang's massive amount of burning angst now that he has taken care of his family issues.

O_o

Oh what a big Dark Side you have Grandma Marie.

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Go with Barbatos, lord of the First, just as Pazuzu has always been considered lord of the first layer of the Abyss.

Maybe make the Harpy leader (Queen?) have a few classes in Witch and have Barbatos her sponsor and a fiendish dwarf pigmy Peryton the Harpy's familiar.

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James I'll leave this for you in case you have not seen Horizon Zero Dawn.

Adventuring in Numeria would be a little like this I guess.

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James Jacobs wrote:
I wouldn't change the locations of Second Darkness at all. Due to its plot... Riddleport is the ONLY place it CAN start.

I understand your reasoning for this of course, based on the back story for the AP and your point taken, with that being said I was asking where else you could shoehorn this in Golarion had those not been taken into account.

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I was mostly meh about him until he started hosting Table Top.

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