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Why would you use make-up on the BBEG?


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When to say to no to Disable Device?

When it's not a trap.


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Wait, Scorpion Whip no longer works with Weapon Finesse?


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So, now you can wield Huge size Shields?


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Undone wrote:
Bandw2 wrote:
Rynjin wrote:

Ah, good, thought it was an actual dev post.

Mark posts as Rogue Eidolon when he wants to make sure it's not to be taken as an official dev clarification, usually because he's not sure.

still kind of declares this wasn't his intent.
When he declares it not intended it means he's not happy with the collateral the change incurred.

Have you not heard?

The collateral doesn't exist.

The change doesn't exist.

It was always this way.

Pity the fools, such as I, who thought, and continue to think, differently.


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lucky7 wrote:
I'm going to have to use that Fabio of Half-Orcs idea.

It works well.

My DM in Kingmaker has a NPC known as Fabreezio.

Pretty much this.


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Just to confirm:

1) Whip feats, such as Whip Mastery, and whip traits, can be used with a Scorpion Whip?

2) You can use a Scorpion Whip, "as a whip", and deal nonlethal without penalty?

3) Weapon Focus(Whip) applies to a Scorpion Whip?

4) Scorpion Whip is can still be enchanted with the Agile enchantment, and used with the Slashing Grace feat?


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:

Clearly, that 'version' of the world was filled with people who found 'ugly' to be more attractive. Must have been Land of the Dump Stat...

Nope.

Seoni is still hot, and nobody bats an eye at the little amount of clothes she wears.

Along with 5 charisma Dwarf, even if he is only wearing a sock, and some boots.


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Monks rejoice!


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Just be sure to carefully consider what you are adding, and what you are taking away.

Those treasured old items were built with a different system in mind.

You should be aware of this, when creating new houserule/homebrew, based off an older system.


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My vote, is for Orc Shotput.


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Still want to see:

Strength to Acrobatics.

Hulk jumps man, Hulk jumps.


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It has a "always able to Take 10" for Disable Device and Stealth ability.

If you are always using Stealth, it is a nice thing to have.

Also, the Prerequisites are all just skills, so no loss of feats.


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It was worded to accommodate any possible new "Orc" weapons.

Currently, there is only one.


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Indeed, as Kain, and a number of others, mentioned, the replace, and add, should stack, as noted in many statblocks.

An "errata to the errata" for this particular situation, should be addressed.


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Divine Favor targets you, and makes any weapon you use deal more damage.

This includes natural weapons, and unarmed strikes.

Magic Fang targets a single Natural Weapon, or Unarmed Strike, and not you.

These two spells work in a very different way.


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redward wrote:
blackbloodtroll wrote:

I have skimmed through a mass of numerous scenarios, looking for the one I want to run.

I usually am a player though, and even though I might remember something about a particular scenario, I don't think I would ever consider myself a "cheater".

I don't think most people consider themselves a cheater regardless of what they do. There's a way to justify anything to yourself if you try hard enough.

I don't think I am doing anything like that.

Are we all supposed to never read a scenario, until the exact moment prior to running it?

If we prepare to run a scenario, and things don't work out, are we to never play that scenario, even though we never actually ran it, or played through it?

I mean, sitting, and reading through a scenario, right before you know you are playing through it, is a jerk move, but having skimmed through a scenario in the past, is not really not the same.

Can you imagine, someone saying: "I may, or may not, have skimmed through this scenario in the past. I cannot remember, but due to the possibility, I cannot play."

That is just a silly amount of restriction, if that is the presumed default method of approaching the situation.


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Ah.

Bloodragers can take Bloodrager archetypes, but not Barbarian archetypes, because they are Bloodragers, and not Barbarians.

The "Hybrid" classes are their own thing, and not like the "Alternate" classes, such as Samurai, and Ninja.

You will just have to wait for more Bloodrager archetypes to be released, and hope for the best.


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Fomsie wrote:
blackbloodtroll wrote:
blackbloodtroll wrote:

Your PC is wearing less revealing clothes than Feiya, or Seoni, and certainly more than the loincloth/boots only wearing male Barbarian across the table, but the DM keeps insisting only your PC is "indecent", and will be viewed poorly by NPCs.

Some people just can't stand the idea of attractive female Half-Orcs.

Seriously, this PC was built to act as a "face".

Instead, we had the Barbarian, and Wizard(both with little to no social skills) doing all the talking, whilst I was literally told to shut up, by the NPC, and even hit by the Barbarian, when I tried to do some more talking, The player running Seoni, just decided they wouldn't get involved.

I have had this happen before too...

"The NPC sneers at your half orc, clearly repulsed"

"Um, you know he has an 18 charisma and is rather charming and attractive?"

"Well, you are a half orc, so you are still ugly and repulsive"

"..."

Eventually started overplaying his charisma and appearance, tossing his luxurious mane of hair that always seemed to be lifted by a gentle breeze, in slow motion with back lighting whenever he spoke.

He basically became the Fabio of half orcs.

...and the same NPC smiles, and just adores the 5 Charisma Dwarf.


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I need this book.

Are there any cool Hobgoblin, or Duergar feats?


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Interesting.


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It's an alright dip, for the right build.

Pathfinder Delver, is a good dip, for the Hellcat Stealth/Eldritch Heritage/Shadow Bloodline Stealth build.


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So, how can anyone, who read the Dev explanation on what "Bonus" means, in regards to things like "Wisdom Bonus", and then decide that it was wrong, but then say this confusing explanation of "source", is totally right, and we should have seen it all along.

Seriously, I can find no justification for the self-righteous assertiveness of such posts.

This is a "I am right, even when I am wrong, and even then, I am still right" stance, that I just can't get behind, or even understand.


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I thought it was the Pathfinder Delver, but it was indeed the Pathfinder Savant.

Thanks for that.


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Can you post the feat in completion?


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Most class abilities that allow you to Take 10, mean for you to be able to, even when in immediate danger, or distracted.

I cannot think of an ability, right now, that allows you to Take 10 with Use Magic Device checks, but I sure it exists.


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Are there really people still arguing that an ability modifier is a typed bonus?

There were Devs, here, in this thread, saying they were untyped.

When an ability has the language of "add your <relevant ability> bonus" or similar, they mean the modifier, if positive.
When it has the language of "add your <relevant ability> modifier" or similar, they mean it will add the modifier, be it positive, or negative.

Ability score modifiers are not typed bonuses, or penalties.

It is a simpler way of saying "add your <relevant ability> modifier if positive".

If you look at this way, which, as SKR noted, is the proper way, you would not have any allusions to a "typed" ability score bonus.

So, if looking to Devs, and specifically Devs who helped in rules creation, is a bad way to interpret the rules, then there is no help, for anyone.


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Yes.

Many DMs houserule Take 10, into nonsensical madness, for nonsensical reasons.

PFS, does not have such liberties allowed for DMs to do such silly things.

Also, much of the, um, trouble, is from the "expert" players, who seem to always get the nod in agreement, from the Judge.

Then, they will both want a list.


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Kazaan wrote:
The main disconnect is this "ability scores are a nested source, but only for untyped bonuses". If ability scores are a source, being untyped or typed shouldn't make a difference. If you have a feat as a source with your Dexterity score as a "secondary source" contained within the feat, why should it matter whether it's a typed bonus or an untyped bonus? Bonuses from the same source don't stack whether or not they are different types. So if an ability score like Dexterity is a "secondary source" contained within the feat as the "primary source", their explanation still makes no sense. Yo dawg, I heard you like bonus sources... so I put bonus sources in yo bonus sources so you can source yo bonuses while you source yo bonuses.

Too bad, by simply having this disconnect, or even addressing the possibility of it, you are now a munchkin, and you are dim-witted, as you cannot see that it always worked this way. :)


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Also, anything that resembles the alchemy, used in Full Metal Alchemist.


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An all-day, magic blaster.

Kind of like the 3.5 Warlock.

Just some simple "I blast it with magic!" abilities.


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1) Yes.

2) You still have the feat, but it is unusable.


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I would start a new thread in the Advice Forum.

That's where you can get advice on your build.


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Claxon wrote:
blackbloodtroll wrote:

Usually, I use Take 10 on things like gathering information(Diplomacy), Climb, strength check to break down doors, Knowledge checks, and Linguistics checks to decipher things.

I also have to remind DMs, that anyone, can make Knowledge checks untrained, if it's a DC 10, or lower.

And combined with take 10 and assuming you aren't a dullard means pretty much everyone knows anything of a DC 10 or less. It's almost like there is something called "common knowledge". But why would the designer make the game such that people could actually know things without being an expert in their field. This certainly sounds overpowered.

Yeah.

"Gee, I can't figure out if that is an Elf, or an Ogre."

"Hey, is that a Holy Symbol of the god I worship, because I just can't tell."


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blackbloodtroll wrote:

Your PC is wearing less revealing clothes than Feiya, or Seoni, and certainly more than the loincloth/boots only wearing male Barbarian across the table, but the DM keeps insisting only your PC is "indecent", and will be viewed poorly by NPCs.

Some people just can't stand the idea of attractive female Half-Orcs.

Seriously, this PC was built to act as a "face".

Instead, we had the Barbarian, and Wizard(both with little to no social skills) doing all the talking, whilst I was literally told to shut up, by the NPC, and even hit by the Barbarian, when I tried to do some more talking, The player running Seoni, just decided they wouldn't get involved.


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Urban Barbarian is legal.


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So, now that checks that have been changed to use charisma, are now considered charisma based, would a Circlet of Persuasion, add to these?

Such as:

Skills changed to now use charisma.

Oracles with the Sidestep Secret, or Prophetic Armor Revelation, Reflex Saves.

PCs with the Irrepressible trait, making Will saving throws against charm and compulsion effects.

PCs with the Planar Savant trait, making Knowledge (planes) checks.

Etc.


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Usually, I use Take 10 on things like gathering information(Diplomacy), Climb, strength check to break down doors, Knowledge checks, and Linguistics checks to decipher things.

I also have to remind DMs, that anyone, can make Knowledge checks untrained, if it's a DC 10, or lower.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
OldSkoolRPG wrote:


If they defined "ability" as a bonus type then you could not stack any two stat bonuses. If you have an class feature that lets you add your wisdom to AC and another that lets you add your intelligence to AC those would both be bonuses with the "ability" type and would not stack. So you go from ability bonuses can't be stacked with themselves to no two ability bonuses stack.

Each ability is its own bonus. A strength bonus is a strength bonus. A Wisdom bonus is a wisdom bonus. Ability is just a category.

Mark just noted these bonuses are untyped, and there is currently no bonus of the "strength" type, or any other type of the "Ability Category".

They simply don't stack, because bonuses that have simultaneous multiple sources, that are determined by bonus type.


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Really, it's errata, that many pretend is a FAQ.


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I have skimmed through a mass of numerous scenarios, looking for the one I want to run.

I usually am a player though, and even though I might remember something about a particular scenario, I don't think I would ever consider myself a "cheater".


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Your PC is wearing less revealing clothes than Feiya, or Seoni, and certainly more than the loincloth/boots only wearing male Barbarian across the table, but the DM keeps insisting only your PC is "indecent", and will be viewed poorly by NPCs.


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It runs it's course.

It is a dismissible spell, but you need to be conscious to dismiss it.


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Golarion Drow were created during Earthfall, when the great Starstone fell to the earth, creating the Age of Darkness.

Whilst many Elves retreated to their home-planet of Castrovel, some refused to abandon Golarion. So, they hid in the Darklands.

When Earthfall happened, the massive tremors resulted in a brief awakening of Rovagug, whose wakened mind reached out, and touched the Elves, mixing with the Darklands' strange radiations and the elves' own feelings of betrayal and anger towards those who abandoned them.

It transformed them, turning their hair white, they skin dark, and replaced the race's natural tendencies towards independence and good, with Rovagug's evil; these elves became the first generation of drow.

Now, their form is physical manifestation of the pure hatred of all living things, from the taint of Rovagug's destructive evil.

To be Drow, is to be Elven, twisted evil.

Even now, an Elf who becomes irredeemably evil, risks becoming Drow themselves.

Drow are fleshwarpers, and demon-worshipers.

During the Age of Darkness, the demon lord Haagenti gifted the secrets of fleshwarping to the drow as recognition of their worship and usefulness.

They create horrible twisted abominations, not unlike their blackened souls.

Golarion is not Faerun, and there is no good Drow goddess.

Only obscure legends, tell of anything resembling a good Drow.

They are only unconfirmed myths.

By the way, I suggest Daring Champion Cavalier, with either the Order of the Cockatrice, or Order of the Flame.


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Situational feats are fine choices for Paragon Surge.

Most of the "cheese"(god I hate that term) has been errata'd out, so there is no need for anymore knee-jerk reactions.


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I feel I must give an example how this creates confusion:

A PC has an ability that notes "you gain a Dodge Bonus equal to your Dexterity Modifier".

This PC also has a feat, that notes "you gain a Dodge Bonus equal to your Dexterity Modifier".

Now, you have two abilities, that give the same type of Bonus, and the value of said Bonus, is determined by the same ability score.

These are considered to be two different sources, as the ability/feat is the source, and they provide a type of Bonus noted to stack.

Now, the same PC has an ability that notes "you gain a Bonus equal to your Dexterity Modifier".

This PC also has a feat that notes "you gain a Bonus equal to your Dexterity Modifier".

These are both untyped bonuses, and untyped bonuses are noted to stack.

Now, in this case, we no longer consider the ability/feat the source, but both the ability/feat, and the ability score.

Before, we would assume that both cases should be treated the same, and that is a reasonable, logical, conclusion.

This has now changed.


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Will there be other instances of multiple sources for a single bonus?

Is this FAQ meant to be an exception to both how to determine a source, and the stacking of untyped bonuses?


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It is not the favor/disfavor of "double-dipping", but the idea of a bonus having multiple sources, and sources being defined by the bonus type they provide.

Most of us can easily move past the idea that "double-dipping" is no longer a thing, but now we have a rules change, that is confusing to many, and despised by others.

Just to repeat, having bonuses with multiple sources, and sources being determined by the type of bonus they provide is a rules change.

Outside of this FAQ, I see nothing in RAW that ever suggested these two rules existing.


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Chess Pwn wrote:


If you replace charisma with wisdom. Then you use your wisdom instead of charisma for that skill. And if you get to add your wisdom as a bonus to that skill, ignore the wisdom bonus, as it is the same source and can't be used twice in figuring out your skill.

So again, if you replace cha for wis, you never check the cha for that skill. it wouldn't matter if you had a -5 or +10 to cha, you replaced it and it is gone. Also adding wisdom to that now wisdom skill is ignored.

is this clear for you now?

Okay, so, in the case of having these two abilities, the replacement, takes precedence.

I don't see that in the FAQ, but I would hope it works that way.


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Goodness, I almost feel silly requesting a list now.

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