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RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,495 posts (3,683 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 19 Pathfinder Society characters. 9 aliases.


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DM Kludde wrote:

Just released: the silverhex chronicles quest. I'll make that second table a run of these new quests for whoever wants to try.

They should make good trial runs for whoever wants to try out pbp as well.

Important note that your players for this should be aware of: The Silverhex Chronicles MUST be run with pregens.

Pregenerated Characters section wrote:


"All players must use one of the 1st-level Pathfinder Society pregenerated characters, available from paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/gmResources.

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Oh man I'm so sorry I missed this! If you start another table I'm so in!!!

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Yeah it's a mistake only on the new PDF sheet of RotRL Ezren.

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1 - Yep, you get the effects of both spells when you use the ability. it's pretty sweet.

2 - It's been clarified before that if you give up the lesser version of an ability and later gain the greater version, you instead gain the lesser version that you gave up before. So you would gain the normal Arcane Bloodrage ability at level 8, and never gain Greater Arcane Bloodrage.

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Glad to be proven wrong. Perhaps it's just the Card Game subscription with all its printing hangups, then.

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NOG the Demoralizer wrote:

Unfortunately, based on last month's experience, I personally have developed a "I will believe it when I see it" attitude. At this point if there is another delay I am going to begin becoming much more selective on what I pick up from Paizo and will stop relying on their subscriptions for my gaming needs. My budget with them is 2 or 3 times what I actually need game material wise, I only do the subs for convenience and to support the company.

A few promos just isn't worth the wait for me. Vic stated that some orders are easier to pack and ship first, if CS can help me understand what holds me up to the end of the queue most months I can work around that, but as it is now, with no communication on what is going on, I presume I will have to go at cancelling my subs blindly.

Hopefully I am proven wrong.

I do think that having multiple subscriptions is actually hurting us on that front, not helping. I have subscriptions to the Comics, the RPG line, the Player Companion, and the Card Game, and my shipment is consistently at the tail end of the shipping window as well. I think they look at complicated subscription shipments and say "let's save this for last"... which sucks, because we're the ones ordering the most directly from them! :(

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Still sitting on Pending... I was really hoping to get my class decks by this weekend, but that isn't going to happen. Oh well.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Hmm... yeah I think you'd just have to ignore that sentence and assume that you use your current ability scores to determine the number of spells gained. It's mythic... things are a little OP when you're mythic. :)

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Kludde, even though I'm currently on your "in another game" tab, I would love to play in the Emerald Spire if you don't get enough players taking you up on it right away. :)

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Authoriation email received, includes all three class decks that I preordered, the Add-On deck, all the correct promos, and my other subscriptions. Can't wait to see the shipment e-mail!

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Just thought I'd let you all know that I am VERY close to having the Skull & Shackles B, C, and 1 cards ported into the OCTGN gaming space, so if anyone besides myself is ambitious enough, you should be able to scan in your cards and start playing by the end of this week. I'll update on here and on the PACG Facebook page when the update has gone out.

If you're not familiar with OCTGN or playing the PACG online using that program, I have a quick-start guide that I wrote up.

PACG on OCTGN: Getting Started

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Yep... that's actually super smart on the player's part. Might have to steal that idea for a future character... though I've already got 19 characters so I need to stop making new ones. LOL

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Totally fine, i just didn't wanna lose that list of scenarios :)

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Ever seen the Multiclass Archetypes? There are so many hybrid classes there that your head might spin. :)

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Easiest way to do this would be to let him play a Wayang Shadow Wizard.
The huge bonuses to Stealth from both being Small and having a racial +2 will make him feel very ninja-ish, and high Intelligence gives you a lot of skill points to play around with. He could even multiclass this with the actual Ninja (or Rogue or Slayer or Investigator) class to feel even more Ninja-ish.

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jeuce is correct on the summon monster spells, in PFS you can summon any elemental type that is covered in the additional resources (which means any creature in any of the four Bestiaries, since for books which are part of the core RPG line, the assumption is that everything is legal UNLESS it is called out specifically.)

So, yes you can summon a small magma elemental.

But, NO, you can't wild shape into one, since the elemental body spells have specific lists of possible elementals, which things like the magma elemental have not been added to. I doubt this will ever change, honestly, because whoever adds the elementals to that list will have to come up with specific powers that are gained for each level of spell.

Edit: Ninja'd and proven wrong by Auke. I missed that one! So yeah, you can only summon and wild shape into the standard 4 elemental types. In a home game, I would allow the other types to be summoned, but in PFS you're stuck.

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I just assume that I always have it active, even when sheathed. I have never had a sneaky-type character with a flaming weapon such that it would be a problem. I would usually spend their enhancement bonuses on other things, like Agile or Shadow, over things like Flaming.

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If you're making multiple attack rolls, it counts as multiple attacks for things like chill touch and the like. So yes, you make all the attack rolls separately, and then just resolve them as a single strike for things like Damage Reduction, etc, which means you'd get to add several instances of chill touch to the damage.

Another funky situation is if you were to, say, attack a Swashbuckler who has the parry and riposte deed. He/she would be able to parry and riposte some of your pummeling attacks, but you'd still add the ones that hit together at the end and resolve them as one attack.

The Pummeling Strike feat chain needs rewritten, if you ask me. It just creates way too many corner cases in the rules.

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Hey Kludde, any chance you could paste back in my line from the list? I had spent a bunch of time typing in all the scenarios I've already played and GM'd, and I had a second character on there that is not currently in a game.

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Just wanted to post here that I played my first two scenarios yesterday, using Alahazra, Jirelle, Lirianne, and Seltyiel, and I absolutely loved it. Mike and Vic, you guys have done a great job of making the game feel very pirate-y without losing the core of the game. It's come a long way since the playtest.

I particularly like the idea of the ship being anchored in some scenarios, as opposed to there not being a ship at all in the more landlocked scenarios.

This did bring up one interesting point though: The rules still talk about times when you're not commanding a ship, and what to do if you encounter another ship during those times. Does this apply when you're at a location but your ship is anchored somewhere else?

Example: I was playing the second scenario of Plunder and Peril, and one of the henchmen is an Enemy Ship. However, I ended up encountering that Enemy Ship at a landlocked location, so Seltyiel was not (I believe) commanding a ship. Should I have banished that ship?

EDIT: I misremembered... it was a Barrier that summoned a ship at a landlocked location. So I should have banished the ship and ignored the barrier, I believe.

TL:DR; Game feels great! Answered my own question cuz I was dumb. LOL

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I was about to post "this only works for melee attacks" but by-God, it doesn't say Melee on there. Jebus... so crazy. It obviously isn't meant to be used on ranged attacks, but as written. Zen Archers can use it. Wow.

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Cyrioul Fasar wrote:

I could adjust this PC for this AP:

3d6
3d6
3d6
3d6
3d6
3d6

Worst stat array ever rolled...

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I'm good for the Veteran's Vault, I've actually played all the others, unfortunately.

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That is correct, until you've played as a level 2 character, you can switch things around.

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Wow. Yeah... that's the second feat ever made by Paizo that I'll have to ban from my home game. That's crazy overpowered and yeah... makes no sense at all.

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I'm paging the GM because if it's not allowed, I'm not going to be able to put enough time in to rebuild the character. So I want to make sure.

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I mean, it says they "SHOULD" be prohibited, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are. If that's the case, honestly I've spent way too much time working on this, and I'll probably just drop. It's a lot of work making these characters...

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rhesus_pieces wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:

I'm working on a Sorcerer/Oracle 10, Mystic Theurge/Summoner (Synthesist) 10/Archmage 10

Man, I've never statted up a character like this before. SO MANY CHOICES! LOL

Before you work too hard on that, you can't use classes like Mystic Theurge in gestalt (most of the time, it's no PrCs).

Oh crap, really? That would totally invalidate my build.

PAGING GM, IS THIS THE CASE?

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HP Rolls: 9d8 + 10d10 ⇒ (5, 5, 5, 7, 4, 2, 5, 8, 3) + (6, 2, 5, 10, 6, 9, 5, 10, 8, 1) = 106
Eidolon HP: 8d10 ⇒ (6, 5, 10, 2, 10, 8, 8, 5) = 54

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I'm working on a Sorcerer/Oracle 10, Mystic Theurge/Summoner (Synthesist) 10/Archmage 10

Man, I've never statted up a character like this before. SO MANY CHOICES! LOL

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I'll be attempting to put something together for this. When's the deadline for submission?

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Thanks for the post, Vic. That all makes a lot of sense. I hope things get solved at the printer very soon... I'm sure it's extremely frustrating for you guys after you switched all your printing to this US printer and then something like this happens... super sucks.

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The Class Decks are meant for use with the new organized play program that is starting in mid-September. There are tons of threads and a few blog posts giving details on the program and the class decks.

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Bandw2 wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:
@fretgod99: I don't think he's proposing a change... I think he's telling you his interpretation of a combination of rules that are a bit vague, and I personally agree with his interpretation. It seems the whole thread is at an impasse, and this really won't get resolved without a dev chiming in, which might never happen, unfortunately.
he is positing that what he says is correct, when the social norm says otherwise, he is declaring his change to the social norm more right, he bears the burden of proof.

I mean, we're not talking about social norms here, we're talking about rules. And the rules are ambiguous as I'm reading them.

Durngrun wrote:


If that were true (I disagree), then you could not also make a bite natural attack as you have already used that "limb" to make an attack.

This... is a valid point. So he could do three bites as if they were unarmed attacks and then two claws.

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Ah, see I missed that second part. I totally agree that he should be able to substitute bites in for unarmed strikes during his regular full-attack action, and then still get natural attacks after that, but the natural attacks AFTER his regular full attack should all take the standard -5 penalty, because they're all secondary. Them's the rules.

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Yeah, there are two things that I am annoyed about in regards to this whole thing:
1. Lack of communication over the days since Gencon.
2. The fact that people at Gencon got copies of the Character Add-on deck but they apparently didn't have enough of them when they got back to the offices to send to us subscribers. That's painful.

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@fretgod99: I don't think he's proposing a change... I think he's telling you his interpretation of a combination of rules that are a bit vague, and I personally agree with his interpretation. It seems the whole thread is at an impasse, and this really won't get resolved without a dev chiming in, which might never happen, unfortunately.

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I'll just chime in with my interpretation (though I'm having trouble parsing all the long-winded posts, so it's entirely possible I am not understanding the argument.)

From what I can tell, Scott is trying to find out if he makes three iterative attacks (NOT A FLURRY, if I'm reading correctly) as a monk with Feral Combat Training (bite), can he bite three times as his iterative attacks as if they were unarmed strikes, then still make all of his normal natural attacks (bite and two claws) afterward? Then he's asking what the penalty on the additional natural attacks would be.

My assumption going in:
-His character has a BAB of +11 or higher.

My interpretation of this would be:
Yes, he can make three bites, then another bite and two claws. He's replacing his unarmed strike attacks with the bite thanks to Feral Combat Training, and then he can make natural attacks as normal. So his base attack bonuses for the attacks would be:
+11/+6/+1 with bites (as unarmed strikes)
+6 bite
+6 claw
+6 claw

Now, if I've misread things and he is trying to FLURRY and THEN use the bite and two claws, he can't do that because flurry specifically calls out that you can't combine it with natural attacks.

Edit: my rules reasoning behind my interpretation:

Feral Combat Training FAQ wrote:


Feral Combat Training: What does “with” in the Special line for this feat mean for monks making a flurry of blows?
Normally a monk who has natural attacks (such as a lizardfolk monk with claw attacks) cannot use those natural attacks as part of a flurry of blows (Core Rulebook 57). Feral Combat Training allows you to use the selected natural attack as if it were a monk weapon—you can use it as one of your flurry of blows attacks, use it to deploy special attacks that require you to use a monk weapon, apply the effects of the natural weapon (such as a poisonous bite) for each flurry of blows attack, and so on.

The feat does not allow you to make your normal flurry of blows attack sequence plus one or more natural attacks with the natural weapon. In other words, if you can flurry for four attacks per round, with this feat you still only make four attacks per round... but any number of those attacks may be with the selected natural weapon.

Seems to me that you can use the bite as if it were an unarmed strike, and you don't NEED to be currently flurrying for that to happen. For example, you could use your bite to deliver a Stunning Fist attack as part of your normal attack sequence.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

Swordsmasters flare: Blue scarf Blue Scarf: The user can spend 1 panache point as a swift

action to increase her melee reach with light or one-handed
piercing weapons by 5 feet for 1 minute 2.5 k. Needs to be held in your off hand (so good news for people using a buckler or those dervish dancing saranites.)

At least this one requires a panache point. Not nearly as crazy as the cape of feinting.

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Mechalibur wrote:
Orbis Orboros wrote:
rexx2264 wrote:
How good is her power, since it counts as a spell you can not play others spells, and a d6+1 seems weak in dealing with the monsters?

It's not just d6+x because you also get to add your arcane die. It's a really solid ability. And don't forget that you can always acquire chaff that you normally wouldn't, like a leather armor (fortitude 2 check, I believe), solely for the sake of discarding it for this ability.

We like to make jokes about Seoni acquiring a "Potion of Fireball" (picking up a potion solely to discard it for her ability). XD

For my group is was Sages. Seoni kept getting them and setting them on fire to deal with her problems.

That narrative gets even better if you get the role card for Seoni that lets her banish an Ally to draw three cards... for me that's basically her sucking the life out of one of her supposed allies to fuel her powers. Very dark and awesome. LOL

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Yeah, if someone from the warehouse would just pop in and say "We're shipping a bunch of them today, please be patient" I would actually feel a lot better at the moment.

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It usually takes convention organizers a few weeks to get through the massive number of reporting sheets... I'd say give it at least two weeks before you contact anyone about it.

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Well but I don't agree that this looks, acts, and otherwise feels like the class feature... you're ONLY getting the first-level power, it'll never increase, and you're not getting domain spells either. I think this is different enough to not qualify for Divine Protection.

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Skinwalkers are finally FINISHED! Check them out and let me know if you see any mistakes or have any suggestions!

Skinwalkers

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Ventnor wrote:
Could this feat in conjunction with a Divine SLA qualify anyone to take Divine Protection?

Since Divine Protection specifically requires the "blessings, domains, or mystery class feature", I would say no, as it's not giving you the full class feature. If it said "access to domain, mystery, or blessing powers" then sure.

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I will do the same. I have a feeling when the flow does start, it'll be heavy.

*smirks at his own terrible joke*

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Hmm... let's look at the domain powers and see if there are any divine spell-like abilities in there.

The Animal Domain gives you speak with animals which I believe defaults to the druid list, so it would count as divine spellcasting (thanks to that FAQ that everyone talks about).

That is the only one I could find, but I think that would qualify you for Blessed Striker.

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Yeah, because of this text: "Inquisitions are intended for inquisitors, not for other classes that give access to domains." I wouldn't try it in PFS. It wouldn't be overpowered at all, though, and I'd allow one of my players to do it in a home game.

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Hangman Henry IX wrote:

Have: tier two gencon gm boon, two of the gm star recharge boon

Want: boons like treasure map, race boons

Pm me

PM sent.

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Man, I hate it when someone posts a question and then it turns into this huge debate between other players and we never hear back from the original question-poster.

Stephen, was your question answered to your satisfaction by this huge debate?

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