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Pathfinder Companion Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 30,235 posts. No reviews. 5 lists. 1 wishlist. 9 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Manwolf wrote:
Where the Fiona love? She's as good as Sam.

I suppose. Of course, you would have to include Jesse Porter as well then.


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Well, with Adopted, you could nab that trait.

So, with the Additional Traits feat, you choose Adopted, and Shoanti Tattoo.


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Barbarian PC: "I am a monster in battle, and can bend iron bars. I will crush any foe set before me. What skills do harbor friend?"

Oracle PC: "I am an Oracle".

Barbarian PC: "So, you can see the future?"

Oracle PC: "No."

Barbarian PC: "So, you can view behind walls, or miles away, without being there?"

Oracle PC: "No."

Barbarian PC: "Can you tell me my Destiny?"

Oracle PC: "No."

Barbarian PC: "You say you're an Oracle, but you can't see the future, or even anything beyond your line of sight. You can't even tell me my Destiny. You are a terrible Oracle."


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Well, this thread certainly derailed.


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The Terminator might be a good example.


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Empowered.


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Just so I get this out of the way:

If you're completely happy with how the Vigilante works, don't think anything should change, and feel you need to fight to get everyone to agree with you, then you should go.

You are not helping.

People are expressing concerns, criticisms, ideas, because they are being asked to.

That is how a Playtest works. Find the bugs. Address concerns. Discuss ways to improve.

That's all.

Now, let's work towards a brighter future!


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Rushley son of Halum wrote:

While in rage, a barbarian cannot use any Charisma-, Dexterity-, or Intelligence-based skills (except Acrobatics, Fly, Intimidate, and Ride) or any ability that requires patience or concentration.

Pausing to uncork and drink an infusion would to be require some level of patience and pause. I just don't see a raging barbarian stopping to do that when they could instead be hitting stuff with a sword/axe/club/fist/person.

There are Rage Powers, Rage Archetypes etc, based around drinking Potion/Booze/Etc.

Rage is not a temporary retardation of one's mental capabilities.

They can drink whatever they want, be it potion, booze, or extract.

They can even Fight Defensively, take a Total Defense Action, or even Ready an Action.

Hell, they can even ready an action, to drink an extract.


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Lawyerise and extrapolation, is what it takes to have this FAQ apply to so many situations, in so many different ways.

It also requires references to rules, that are not written.

You know, unwritten rules.


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thaX wrote:
The Sea Knife and the Barbazu Beard are the Exception to the rule. This should tell you something.

Yes. There are no written rules for them to be an exception to.

That would mean, that, the only way they are an exception, is if they are an exception to an unwritten rule.


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Waiting 5 minutes for abilities to kick in, can be deadly.


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The Morphling wrote:

Took me a tenth of a second to decide I'm making a Stalker with Amateur Swashbuckler.

By Night: A dashing, roguish gentleman adventurer and womanizer with a pencil-thin moustache, and a razor-sharp rapier matched only by his rapier wit!

By Day: A quiet, demure, and softspoken noblewoman who does precisely what her father wishes and would never in her wildest dreams run off at night to dress as a man and steal the hearts of damsels in distress from Absalom to Magnimar...

Somehow I'll, make man, out of yooooooouu!!!


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By Day: Fat, obnoxious, bigoted little jerk.

By Night: The Coon.


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Depends on the Batman.


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There is no Rogue "thunder".


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Cyrad wrote:

I completely agree with Alexander Augunas. I feel Dual Identity is being undervalued.

I can even see it working really well in PFS scenarios. Most PFS scenarios take place in one location or have you sent from Absalom to another town with plenty of downtime before talking to the next major NPC. You would have plenty of time to gain renown and make use of your social.

Is it weird, that I cannot remember a single scenario, with "downtime"?


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Bandw2 wrote:
I seriously dislike what that word does to avatars.

The smurf you talking about?


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He may have smurfed up, but maybe he hasn't been deep in the smurf, like some of us.

This smurfing balance thing is bullsmurf.


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Imbicatus wrote:
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Entryhazard wrote:
It would have been fun to double finger blast
The Shocker?
Now I have this stuck in my head.

Well, I have this stuck in my head.


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Entryhazard wrote:
It would have been fun to double finger blast

The Shocker?


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I'M THE GOD_DAMN BATMAN!!!


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Makes for an okay Batman, but the vigilante spy, who takes on multiple common disguises, is not really happening.

I want my Michael Westen.


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sorry it;s the beard weapon i think.
The Beard weapon says "A barbazu beard can be used as an off-hand weapon that requires no hands to use" which makes it abundantly clear it may be used as a primary weapon or an off-hand weapon but does not require an actual 5 fingered hand.

Actually, it says:

Cheliax: Empire of Devils wrote:

Barbazu Beard

A barbazu beard is an intimidating helm with a full facemask wrought to look like a snarling barbazu's head. Extending from the chin area of the face guard is a razor-sharp blade much like an actual barbazu's beard, usually 8 inches long but sometimes longer.

Description: A barbazu beard can be used as an off-hand weapon that requires no hands to use; thus, a warrior could combine use of a barbazu beard with a two-handed weapon.

Attacking with a barbazu beard provokes an attack of opportunity. Because it is so close to the wearer's face, using a barbazu beard against creatures harmful to touch (such as fire elementals and acidic oozes) has the same risks as using a natural weapon or unarmed strike against these creatures.


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I do dislike unwritten rules.

It creates confusion, and makes rulings on other things, much more difficult.

We do not have access to all the design guidelines, and unwritten rules.

More importantly, we shouldn't have to.


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If it was designed to be different, then it could have been worded different.

Disagreeing, and being displeased with a FAQ, is not "badmouthing Paizo Design Team".

That's putting words in my mouth.

I don't disagree with the Design Guidelines, but rather, the execution.

If they wanted a rules change, they could have written a rules change.


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Oh?

You do know that the option was explicitly allowed in 3.5.

Find the FAQ here.

You know, the system that Pathfinder is backwards compatible with, and designed from.

Wait, the entire two-weapon fighting section of 3.5, is identical, word for word, as Pathfinder.

Did you know that some of those that work with Wizards, went on to work for Paizo?

If it wasn't designed to work the same, why leave it worded the same?

I can't point to unwritten rules, because they are unwritten.

That's the problem!

I only have the Dev comments, which, seem to mean nothing to you.

If so, then you must take the FAQ, at face value, as written, and see it just basically requires a hand to use Armor Spikes. A Real hand. Kicking is just fine.


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Cleric of Sarenrae: "You're a servant of Lamashtu? Why are you with the Pathfinder Society?"

Inquisitor of Lamashtu: "Have you met these guys? I serve the Mother of Monsters. Most of these guys are monsters."


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Have you never seen, a single Dev explanation for the FAQ?

All, reference unwritten rules.

The FAQ has no written rules support.


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Basically, declaring that using Coup de Grace, without some contrived reasoning to note otherwise, is evil, is silly.

It does nothing to enrich the experience of Organized Play.


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To all those in love with the FAQ:

So, what if they changed the FAQ, to something without unwritten rules?

Would that be so bad?

What do you think that should look like?

Wouldn't you prefer to not have situations, where unwritten rules need be referenced?


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Is there really a difference?

You, as adventurers, are often murderers.

So, you sneak up, and kill, outnumber, and kill, use paralyzing spells/abilities/items, and kill, render the unconscious, and kill, or Charm/Dominate/Bluff, and kill.

Is there an "evil" murder, and a "good" murder?

Is it intent?

Who decides intent? The DM, or the Player?

What makes this specific kind of murder, different, than other kinds of murder?


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ALL CAPS, ALL THE TIME!!!

EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEEME!!!!!!!!


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The numbers have been shown, time, and time again, that the combo is easily outdone by other two-weapon fighting builds.

Do fling balance around, like greater good you think you are fighting for.

Nobody wants to be arrested for breaking unwritten laws, and nobody wants to be told they broke unwritten rules.


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Wields two Katanas, has Trapfinding, lot's of Skills, and has a tricks?

Divine Hunter/Trapper/Wild Hunter Ranger of Shizuru.

Skills, Katana proficiency, tricks, trapfinding, plus full BAB, better saves, and bonus feats.

Out Ninja, the Ninja.


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Polymorphing into a Dire Rat, or Dolphin, is not the same as being a Dire Rat, or Dolphin.

You don't have the same stats, and often, not the same abilities.

You can change into a Skunk, but you don't have it's musk.

So, you look like a Dolphin, or Dire Rat, but you really are not.

In the end, it's magic.


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I would carefully consider some modifications to the concept.


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Whoah.

There is no "cheese" here.

Only rules-lawyering, to create strange restrictions, where none exist.


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Oh, I think it relevant:
@CountofUndolpho: I am just poking fun. I do not mean for any of my comments to be any kind of personal attack. :)


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Bah.

I warned many that these rulings with "unwritten rules" would have repercussions.

I was told "No. Don't worry, these only apply to this one FAQ.

HAH!

Look at this!

Would this even be a question, without them?

What new, ridiculous mind-numbing debates will crawl from this murky dark abyss, of "unwritten rules"?

Why can we not have them written, or fully known?

Are they like the knowledge of Elder Gods?

Would such knowledge drive us mad?

Are we not already slipping into insanity, with just a glimpse?

Is the mere knowledge of their existence, tearing our minds apart?


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...every at the table is dead silent, and staring at their phones.

You begin asking question, after question, to different people, trying to find out about other players, PCs, scenario info, etc., and it still takes 58 seconds, before anyone responds.


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Also, Longspears don't threaten, and provoke when used, because, you know, Whip.

Longbows require a move action to reload, because, you know, Crossbows.


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If the Buckler is not an exception, than the following can be done with any Shield:

1) Use your shield arm to wield a weapon, including two-handed weapons.

2) Use a bow or crossbow without penalty.

3) Cast a spell with somatic components using your shield arm.


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FLite wrote:
That or Zeus is in the area. Have you encountered any golden rain recently?

Drip, drip, drop, little golden showers...


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I wouldn't really go so far as to attack the FAQ system as a whole.

That's way too far.

So many have been good, or at least helpful, that I would rather not see the effort dismissed.

As I said, a few stinkers, but I sure would not call it a high percentage.

That's way too far, in my opinion.


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There are many good, and decent ones.

Just a few stinkers.


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You know, rules lawyer DMs exist as well.

It's not a player-only thing.

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