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Did I miss it? No one mentioned Iron Man by Black Sabbath?

Not magic, but candles... There are endless uses for candles.

You could reskin it. Let it use the same stats but change it from gun using to crossbow using. It would make the creature still work and keep guns out of your campaign.

I want to see a monster based on the "Plague Doctor" trope. Maybe make it an undead or aberration.

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The GM smells strongly of bourbon and keeps mumbling something about "that b#><% just left me."
Actually happened in a home game... Coincidentally, we were are eaten by canabalistic pygmies after Demogorgon withered our limbs.

John Kretzer wrote:
boldstar wrote:

"I don't have time to bleed."
"Do you have time to duck?"

Different movie:
"Put down the coffee. Coffee is for closers".

The first one is Pedator

The second one is Glangary, Glenross?

Yep. Love both of them.

How about a famous one,
"is it time for my close up, Mr DeMille?"

drunken_nomad wrote:

You are on yr own for LXG, Tacticslion. I own the comics and I think Ive read em, but I only watched about 20 minutes of the movie. Someday (maybe next time I have a sick day) I will watch that flick.

** spoiler omitted **

OK. Back to movie quotes.

...nobody got my 'always be closing' riff, so how about something completely different?

1 Send more cops...

2 They smell so spicy...

3 Theyre dead...theyre all messed up

4 hello? is anyone there? anyone there? (yelled thru a megaphone)

Is it Return of the Living Dead?

I kick ass for Jesus"

Auxmaulous wrote:
drunken_nomad wrote:
Auxmaulous wrote:

"I jumped, O my brothers, and I fell hard but I did not snuff it, oh no. if I had snuffed it, I would not be here to tell what I have told."

eggie weggs, droogs, and one eye heavily made up

Viddy well little brother, viddy well...

And Freehold DM did buy it for a dollar.

Clockwork Orange my little droogie.

Set wrote:
Jacob Saltband wrote:

'You know my handcuffs? ....I picked them.'

Groggy man explains.

True Lies. Great movie!

"I cut off Heather Chandler's head, and Heather Duke's head sprung up in it's place, like some mythological thing my 8th grade boyfriend would have known about."


"I don't have time to bleed."
"Do you have time to duck?"

Different movie:
"Put down the coffee. Coffee is for closers".

Alchemist please.

Started playing in 78 with my brother and two of my friends. My first character (who I named my avatar after) was a dwarves cleric/fighter. Lived for two sessions.


Really old gamer wrote:

*Sits down at the head of the table, checking to see if any nurses are nearby. Seeing none of them, he scratches his beard and takes out his dice bag and a well-noted ancient copy of Tome of Horrors*

Hey! You guys!
Yeah, you. Come on, let's play some D&D! I got the...
*looks carefully at his adventure, then stretches his arms to see better*
...Tomb of... Ummm... Borrors here. Yeah, you can borrow my dice.
*pours out a bunch of miserably useless dice of severely mismatched colours*
Now, you will need a character, or you can't play! Lunch won't be for a while yet, so I think we are safe for a while. C'mon, a bit of age is no obstacle to playing!


I have just started a campaign of rogues, monks and fighters only, using the talented line. Very fun.

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How about talented rogue/alchemist.

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By the way, just a thumbs up for any of the Talented line. Freakin awesome!

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Cheapy and Mikaze, you are the best. Just want to ride the awesomeness bandwagon.

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If y'all can wait till the end of Feb, I will match Mikaze's offer of four copies of Obsidian Apocolypse.


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Annals of the Black Company by Glen Cook would make a great series of movies.
Simon Green's "Nightside" novels would make a fun TV series.

Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Drock11 wrote:
I would have suggested a large mallet, but I'm too scarred that Liz would become Paizo's version of Gallagher and even more scarred of what she would start smashing in place of the watermelons.
Smashy Mallet + Stick of Product Poking™ = double weapon?

But can she use it with armor spikes?

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Sorry, I don't get why this is a big issue. There are hundreds of choices already available. It is just a picture. I would think that it would be more important to have Paizo employees focussing on making more of the products we love then to spend more resources to make sure everyone gets to have their "special snowflake" avatar. Paizo doesn't make its money off its forums anyway, so why would they do it?

This is an amazingly good breakdown of the module. Thank you. You have motivated me to finish my one incomplete for my MA so I can get a group together to run this AP.

TOZ wrote:
Humphry B ManWitch wrote:
the rogue works as is many different options and abilities its awesome.
This sentence no verb.

Actually it is two complete sentences and one fragment jammed between

1. The rogue works as is. (badly constructed but viable.
2. It's awesome.
Fragment: many different options.
Plenty of verbs here... Just no punctuation. ;)

Puck Norris wrote:

My upcoming APG centaur needs to take dance for some definitely-not-powergaming I'm doing.

The problem?

How do I dance this horse?

And don't send me videos of horses doing that stupid shuffling thing from YouTube.


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I always take candles. If I am looking for a secret door, the smoke from the candle can be used to outline the door's edges as it smudges the walls and it puts off less light than the torch. Plus, there are about a million things you can do with wax, including makeshift ear plugs.

My Baby Just Cares for Me
Nina Samone

Bomb the Twist

Dirty Boys
David Bowie

I would love to see how specific cities/sites in Golorian are mirrored/twisted/refracted in the plane of Shadow. I can see a very dark, Bizzarro/Lovecraftish feel coming out of this. I also see the Kytons, with their propensity to warp flesh actively warping reality to cause these changes... Maybe there are "thin" spots where the Plane of Shadow comes through.

Beholders were a slave race that actually created the vaults and were locked away... Somewhere.

I use Mind Flayers as the creators of the vaults in Orv.

I had a DM who ruled that if a monster critted, something horrible would happen. If we critted, it was 2xdamage. A cleric I was playing got shot by an arrow. Natural 20. He got hit in the head, for 16 points of damage (5th level, so nowhere near killing him), however the arrow caused a traumatic brain injury, dropping his intelligence to 5 (from 14). No save, no cure as it was 2nd edition and restoration was way out of our league. Spent 6 months real game time before we got to a city big enough to find someone to cure me. Admittedly, after I got over being ticked, I had fun roleplaying the character.

While the first stone landing can't damage the other stones, I would rule that it would propel the other stones at least 30 feet away before they land as it is concussive force. This would severely limit the damage done and be fair to the rules of the spell.

mplindustries wrote:
Durngrun Stonebreaker wrote:
mplindustries wrote:

Well, and the game which shall not be named.
** spoiler omitted **

And Roll Master. Painfully slow. But deadly;)

DeathQuaker wrote:

RAW, you roll initiative at the start of combat. Ergo, if the GM asks for you to roll initiative, per RAW it means combat has begun.

PRD wrote:

1. When combat begins, all combatants roll initiative.

Initiative is described nowhere else under the combat chapter, and specifically as a result of combat starting. So I can understand why you assumed the people you encountered were hostile. That said, I'd hope that the GM would have described whether the people you faced looked hostile or not, and that you geared your response to the description of the scene. I'm presuming he wasn't roleplaying people saying, "Please, no, don't kill us."

If he was trying to pull some GM dick move like forcing you to attack someone because he said "roll initiative" but then said "I didn't say combat had started, what are you doing?" you might point out he technically broke the rules and that the honorable thing for a GM to do is make his players aware of house rules he chooses to use before he activates them.

At the same time, I'd certainly suggest paying more attention to checking for hostile actions in future, before determining your actions.

Now, I have had people roll initiative when the players want to do a whole bunch of stuff all at once, and it is easier to have them do it in initiative order. When I've done that, I've made it clear, "this isn't combat, per se, this just makes sure everybody has a chance to act."

I've also kept initiative going sometimes after combat if certain things need to be resolved and it is easier, again, to do it in a certain order for clarity's sake. But again in those cases I am clear about whether there are known hostiles present, what the state of the people are in the room, etc.

Maybe it is just the old gamer in me, but as a GM I will often have the players roll a d20 when there is nothing going on, just to keep them on their toes. I don't call it initiative, but I don't think that the GM did anything wrong if he was consistent in when he called for initiative.

I meant to say, an off hand attack for ranged items.

A question in the same vein, if you are two weapon fighting, can you use quick draw to get an off hand attack or does TWF only apply to melee weapons? I am building a fighter who specializes in throwing axes. I know it is not an optimal build but it should still be useful if he can throw two axes and then QuickDraw two more to either throw the next round or melee.

1978 1st Ed. I was 8,

Thanks. I am interested in optimizing a non-optimal build, if that makes sense. I have been thinking ranger or fighter with a dip in rogue, but as Ravingdork pointed out, it looks like if is really feat dependent, so rogue is probably out.

Ravingdork wrote:

That doesn't sound really feasible unless it's a fighter (or perhaps a ranger), and even then, it would be highly suboptimal, boldstar. Sounds like a fairly interesting concept though. If I did make such a character, I would probably also throw in Deflect Arrows and Snatch Arrows just for fun. Nothing quite like catching the return throw of your own axe just to spite the enemy.

** spoiler omitted **

On an unrelated note, Bein has been fixed. Feel free to continue looking for errors in her, or in others.

Thanks. This is just what I was looking for.

If you are experienced and it is the players who are new, then Kingmaker could be a lot of fun. You can include the kingdom building rules or not, whatever maximizes the fun.

I don't know if you are taking suggestions, but I would love to see a TWF character who duel wields throwing axes. I am interested in how to maximize both ranged and TWF combat.

Outside of Carion Crown and Carrion Hill, I suggest the Carnival of Tears and Feast of Ravensmore modules. Great horror feel.

Nope. You retired.

Lol. I think you need to go half Orc and definitely get the improvisational weapon feats (beer bottle, ash tray).

I don't know about sneak attack. Trying to jam more than 6inches of steel into a vital area, possibly between pieces of armor, seems to be a tall order if your blade is invisible. Try threading a needle with your eyes closed.

My favorite rule: There was only one high Druid. If you wanted to become the high Druid 14th level, I believe) then you had to defeat the current high Druid.
Edit. There were probably a lot of high Druids, but only one High Druid.

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