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I will need builds!

I demand more cock!


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Half-Orcs can swap Darkvision for an extra +1 Skill Point per level.


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What about a Down Syndrome PC?

They could be a hero.

Why does wanting to include characters with conditions somehow amount to a bad thing?

I find the inability to accept that such PCs/NPCs can be statted, a bit offensive.

Having to dance delicately around it, walk on eggshells, or pretend it doesn't exist, all sound like terrible ways to approach this.


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Awesome.

I will have to take a bit to look through all those, but I am glad for all the help.


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I am looking to find some more roleplay focused scenarios to run, and less combat/dungeon crawl.

Preferably, lower tier.

Any suggestions?


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Battle Chicken.

It must be built.


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Chickens.

This brought both chicken stats, and chicken familiars, to Pathfinder.

That, alone, made this book worth it for me.


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Anyone I call a friend, should be able to handle me taking them aside, and letting them know, they are being a dick.


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What does the awkward orgy of Rogue love happening here, have to do with the Warpriest?

Seriously, move that to another thread.


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No Dirty Trick?

This handled everything from "throw sand in eyes" to "pull his pants down", or any other wacky thing a player would pull.

New players pull this stuff all the time.

Now, what rules do I use?

Do I just tell the player that the Golarion universe renders the action an impossibility?


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I have to make this clear.

Talk to him directly.

You cannot, and should not, avoid this.

Take him to side, and tell him exactly what it is doing, and what it is doing to you, and others.


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kestral287 wrote:
So, what does that line mean to you, exactly?

In totality? A FAQ is likely in order.

Do you think a Gauntlet is immune to Sunder?

Do you think the Brawling enchantment adds damage to attacks with Gauntlets?


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Titan Fighter into Titan Mauler, could mean you have Titan Mauler, that works as intended.


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Warpriest with Weapon Focus(Sling).


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Does it even matter that it's a game?

In what circumstance is it justified to attack the hopes, dreams, aspirations, and desires of another human being?

When you raise yourself to a position to police thought crime, you do so, with the justification that you are allowed to violate freedom of thought.

Most of those who condemn freedom of thought, do so with the justification that a higher power supports them. Sins of the mind.

Who would dare declare themselves so righteous, that they themselves have deity level of power, to judge that which exists in the mind of their fellow man?

What we do, and what we say, is free to be judged, but our minds, our are own.


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If a player is complaining that they didn't get the gear they wanted, enemies they wanted, etc., then that is a player complaining problem.

If a player decides to choose Weapon Focus(Falchion), and not Weapon Focus(Longsword), despite the DM dropping tons of magical Longswords, then that's a railroading problem.

Every single problem, I have seen used as an example, is not with planning, as these same problems can occur with those who don't plan any of their build.

Planning, is just the thoughts of the player, and where they dream, and aspire to go with their PC.

When you attack the planning itself, then you attack the thoughts, dreams, and aspirations of that player.

This isn't attacking someone's eating of chocolate, but their desire to eat chocolate.

This is looking at Martin Luther King Jr., and not showing disapproval of his actions, or the telling of his dream, but the fact that he even had a dream in the first place.


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This is not an attack on a PC.

This is an attack on a Player.

You could easily have two PCs, identical, and one was planned out by the player, and other was not. No difference.

This says, that the player who planned their PC, is wrong.

This is a DM, looking at a player, and attacking their thoughts.

There is no excuse, for this sort demand to control a player's thoughts.

You are a DM, not Big Brother.

Players don't need to doublethink past the DM, just because they have dreams, and aspirations.

It nauseatingly foul, for anyone to condone the attack on the minds of players.

These are your friends and family.

How can you look at them, and tell them that by looking ahead to tomorrow, makes them a bad person?

No.

You are the bad person.


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There is always a situation in which a particular option would be a "Trap".

Does this automatically make it generally a "Trap" option?

No.

A 7 strength Wizard, with two levels in Ranger, for Power Attack, is not an average build.

Campaigns with custom wealth distribution, and enemies of higher CR do not disprove the averages.

So, if it helps to see past these obscure, and irrelevant examples, then imagine it is for PFS.

Also, the "Math, pfft, what does that matter" and "Thinking about damage makes you an optimizer doody head" responses are just silly, and unhelpful.

Even those with less than optimized builds can be curious about their damage potential, without somehow committing some atrocity.


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Tormsskull wrote:
Muad'Dib wrote:
Players complain about GM's who railroad. Players who plot out characters so far in advance are guilty of the same thing.
Interesting comparison. I can see some parallels.

No comparison. It's an apples to rocks comparison.

This is not a disapproval of a DM's thoughts, or plans for the future.


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Muad'Dib wrote:
Serghar Cromwell wrote:
This is a really dumb thing to complain about.

Players complain about GM's who railroad. Players who plot out characters so far in advance are guilty of the same thing.

I'm not saying either is good or bad, but it's certainly not a "dumb thing to complain about".

Completely unrelated. Yes, it is dumb. Do you know what is even being disproved of?

This is a direct complaint, on the thoughts of a player.

It makes it wrong to even look at any feat, or prestige class, that would only be available at later levels, and think, "Hey, I think I will work towards that, as it look fun".

It's an attack on a player's thoughts, dreams, and desires.

It says that a player who looks to the future, and strives to work towards it, is somehow doing something wrong.

There is nothing right, or justified, or acceptable, about this kind behavior.


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If you see it as simply an extra attack, with penalties to both, and then have the primary attack deal x1.0 strength to damage, and off-hand deal x0.5, there should be no problem for anyone.

Looking at it this way, and running it as x1.0/x0.5, then any combination should not trouble anyone.

Also, it is just arrogant, and rude, to insult the intelligence of those didn't see the hidden unwritten rules, and believed it functioned as the identically worded 3.5 rules.

Don't be a dick.


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I suppose you could use the Gauntlet as an improvised weapon, and at least not provoke.

I mean, why would a Gauntlet only count as an Unarmed Strike, or not, when it would be least beneficial?


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How can any DM even justify this disapproval?

Is the DM intent to have players build the DM's way, or it's somehow wrong?

If so, then why have the players build PCs at all?

Just use Pregens, and simply level them, as the DM chooses, and give the player no choice.


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I can find no legitimate reason for this to be an issue.

Being a planned, or unplanned PC build, has absolutely no effect on a player's ability to role-play.

Being a planned, or unplanned PC build, has absolutely no effect on any player's, or DM's ability to have fun.

Being a planned, or unplanned PC build, has absolutely no effect on a player's, or DM's ability to immerse themselves into the game.

To have any problem with this, is as silly as having a problem with the color of a player's/DM's dice bag color.

No.

There is no legitimate reason to have a problem with this.

There are advantages, and disadvantages, to having a planned, or unplanned, PC build.

I am so frustratingly baffled by the sheer ridiculous disapproval of such a thing.

Heck, if player never said either way, then how could anyone positively confirm if a player planned, or didn't plan, their PC's build.

No., just no.

The disapproval of how a player thinks, is one the stupidest complaints, about anything, I can conceive of.


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Does a Monk's increased unarmed damage, or other abilities, apply to Gauntlet attacks?

Can a Monk Flurry with a Gauntlet?

Do feats that effect unarmed strikes, such as Weapon Focus, apply to attacks with Gauntlets?

Do Gauntlets threaten without the Improved Unarmed Strike feat?

Would feats and abilities that apply to both Gauntlet attacks, and Unarmed Strikes, such as Weapon Focus, stack?

Why would the answer to any of these questions be different?


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It's not a matter of a lack of imagination.

It is just that some characters, are not welcomed in a play group.
It could ruin the immersion for some, or just be obnoxious.

I think it is terribly conceited, and rude, to go forth into a game, with an attitude that says "I don't care what the group thinks. I play whatever I want, no matter how disruptive they may find it."

Nobody wants to play with that kind of dick.

This is a group game. The fun of all players, and the DM, should be considered.

It could the PC named "Fighterman McMurderhobo", or a Drizzt clone, or the CE Cannibal Barbarian. Nobody has to just "shut up, and put up" just to please one player. Maybe one of those examples is right for one group, but not for another.

In the end, just ask your group, don't be a jerk, and remember, everyone wants to have fun.

It's not all about one single player.

@leo1925: The example person was a friend of a friend, who was trying to guilt me, after stating my life goal of eating every creature I could safely, and legally eat. Also, he wanted to go to an expensive vegan restaurant, that no one else wanted to go to. His response, was to convince me, that not only are all humans were naturally vegetarian, but all creatures were naturally vegetarian.


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Monkey is not a Subdomain.


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I still believe my proposal of simply limiting x1 Strength to the Main Hand attack, and x0.5 to the Off-hand attack(barring feats and abilities) was actually quite elegant.

No matter what was being used to attack(outside natural attacks).

No metaphorical hands. No change in available attack styles.

Neat, and easy to implement.


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For some visuals, here is a Falcata, and here is an Aldori Dueling Sword(with Swordlord).


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Fantasy world, with fantasy people, commiting fantastically evil acts.

My first comparison was not even done in a joking manner.

Both are bad.

I have personal dealings with sexual assault, and the death of child.

There is no "worse".

I, know better. Like the ability to not metagame, I can tell the difference between fantasy, and reality.

You have entered a dark thread, on a dark subject, but suddenly became the judge of what is, and is not, too dark?

Walk away. I have no better advice.


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Basically, if you want to play a special snowflake, then just admit that is what it is.

I've had a guy try to convince me Tigers are naturally vegetarians, but are forced to eat meat, because of their environment.

Don't be that guy.


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Well, you could, conceivably, have an abstinent Lawful Good Ogre Paladin.

It's just is not that likely.

Golarion is not Forgotten Realms. There is no good Drow goddess.


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I wouldn't dismiss art that does not fit one's personal idea of "sexy", or even art that seems "cliche'".

It's a fantasy game, and some want a little bit of cliche'.

I find Imrijka sexy, but then again, I think Marv from Sin City is sexy.

If you feel your tastes underrepresented, then go on to say so, but it is self defeating hypocrisy to dismiss the inclusion of things, that suite the tastes of others.

If one of my players wants to have a chainmail bikini Red Sonja character, or would like such a thing represented in Pathfinder, then why is their tastes, opinions, and desires less relevant?

That doesn't represent an inclusive game.


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"You are not the only player. Choosing to create a contrary, and adversarial PC, was a choice you made. Your PC's alignment, personality, and actions are all your choice. 'Just roleplaying your PC', is never an excuse for bad behavior. In the end, everyone is here to have fun, including you, and we should all work together to make that happen. So, let's do that. How do you think all of us, can make that happen?"

This, or something similar, is one of the best ways to approach this.

Inclusive, without focus on being adversarial to the player.

If, said player still refuses to respect everyone's desire to have fun, then no solution, other than her leaving, will ever work.

Even if this causes the entire game to dissolve, it must be done.

A game without fun, is never worth it.


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Good Drow, are like good Ogres.

Theoretically, they could exist, but unlikely, and rare, at best.

Remember, Drow are great fans of alchemical fleshwarping, and experiment often.

The discovery of a Drow, that could be considered "good", would likely be a prized experiment subject.

If they survived, their minds would likely be twisted away towards evil, or even a near mindless state.


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In Golarion, an Elf can actually be so evil, that they turn into Drow.

This is, of course, rare.

Drow are the result of the briefly awakened conscience of Rovagug touching the minds of Elves, as their bodies were warped by eldritch radiation within the Caves of the Craven in the Darklands.

They are touched by the greatest evil god of destruction, and it's taint follows through each generation, mind, body, and spirit.

Drow are not evil, simply by choice, or cultural pressure, but rather it is a part of their being.


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Is the use of the Intimidate skill considered a Fear effect, Morale effect, or something else?


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Just as Bluff and Diplomacy are not Charm, or Compulsion effects, Intimidate is not a Fear effect.

Seriously, I don't know how these things get mixed up.

You can't solve a problem, if you can't even agree on what the problem is.


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Please note the "off-hand consumption" of an available attack with a non-hand attack, is not covered in written rules.

You are indeed correct that the number of attacks available is based off the two-weapon fighting chain, and BAB(discounting natural attacks).

That is supported.


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Ah, when we go to such extremes to disallow something, it supported as if were a just, and righteous act.

However, when you take even the smallest steps in such a direction to allow something, the accusations, will be vile, and drip, like syphilis, with personal attacks, oozing off a jagged, blunt spear of self-righteousness.

Look to compare any debate, as to allow, or disallow.

So, shall you see.

(Unique exceptions do apply)


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johnnythexxxiv wrote:
In the most recent giant rogue hate thread there was mention of how barbarians can be effective skill monkeys.

Rogue "hate" exists only in the minds of deniers, looking to create hostility, that does not exist, as means of disguising the weakness of the class, not only to others, but also, themselves.

There is no Rogue hate. Only disappointment.


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Here it is:

Pathfinder Player Companion:Giant Hunter’s Handbook. wrote:

EFFORTLESS LACE

PRICE: 2,500 GP
SLOT none CL 15th WEIGHT —
AURA strong transmutation
This elegant silk ribbon gleams like mithral and feels like polished steel.
When wrapped around the grip of a one-handed piercing or slashing melee weapon for 24 hours, the ribbon’s magic permanently merges with the weapon, reducing the attack roll penalty incurred by a wielder who is smaller than the weapon’s intended wielder by 2 (to a minimum penalty of 0). If the weapon is wielded by a creature whose size matches that of the weapon’s intended wielder, the weapon is treated as a light melee weapon when determining whether it can be used with Weapon Finesse, as well as with any feat, spell, or special weapon ability that can be used in conjunction with light weapons. Once an effortless lace’s abilities have been conveyed to a weapon, the ribbon must remain attached to the weapon or its effects end immediately, its magic is permanently lost, and it is reduced to worthless cloth. Effects that would dispel the magic of the weapon or cause the weapon to gain the broken condition (such as sundering) destroy the ribbon as well.
CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS COST 1,250 GP
Craft Magic Arms and Armor, shrink item.


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Yes.

See here.


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Sorry.

I guess I have been soured by too many native english speakers making the same mistake.

Now I feel bad.


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Language barrier the biggest hang up?

DM gives everyone Common for free.

Problem solved.


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Wow.

That is an obvisously biased opinion, that I disagree with.

Things might not work with your group, and/or your playstyle, but don't suggest anyone using non-core races are somehow badwrongfun.

Some things need careful consideration, but something like a Duergar, shouldn't be a problem.


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Azata-Blooded Aasimar Life Oracle.

There is absolutely no better Healer in the game.

You can spice the build by taking the Scion of Humanity alternate racial trait, and taking the Racial Heritage(Elf) feat, and taking the Ancient Lorekeeper archetype, allowing you to speckle your spells with Sorcerer/Wizard Spells, that you could use for battlefield control, etc.


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What races are allowed?


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AndIMustMask wrote:
Imbicatus wrote:
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LoneKnave wrote:
Speaking of playtesting and rogues... wasn't the "no quickdraw alchemical items" change a result of a rogue playtest? Or was that just propaganda?

No, that was a nerf because The Gaming Den's Frank told Jason in Paizo about Alchemy throwing rogues are great.

I mean, think, touch ac sneak attacks!

So Jason made sure to nerf quick draw of them and sneak attack of them. Then greases application of it, etc.

Yes, Frank was rude during the beginning, but the math was on Frank's side.

Huh. They nerfed it, but added it back with the Underground Chemist.
i still have absolutely no clue how that AT isnt a waste of ink, or why people think it isnt.

It wasn't, but then the "typed" untyped multisource bonus FAQ came out.

Now, it's a blind, crippled Alchemist wannabe.


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So, a "for now" understanding of it's functions, is not entirely possible?

Surely, we must have something.

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