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RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 7 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Class Deck Subscriber. FullStarFullStar Venture-Lieutenant, Maryland—Silver Spring. 3,516 posts (12,082 including aliases). 9 reviews. 1 list. 2 wishlists. 38 Pathfinder Society characters. 36 aliases.


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Chess Pwn wrote:
alexander leah wrote:
i'm glad that my post was so inspiring, i was looking into opening a new discusiion on the forum but seems that we can continue here, i think that you need to also have the skill rank prerequistie for each item mastery feat, it requires 3 Stealth, 5 Heal, 5 UMD, and 6 base fortitude save to use all the feats.
And PFS only counts the base of 1 class, so no multi-classing into 3 good forts to qualify fort 6 by lv3.

Really? That's weird... when did that one happen?

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Alright so Weapon Master is the fastest way into the build, with 4 levels of Fighter (Weapon Master) and 1 level of Brawler.

You could actually cheese the system a bit as well and qualify with just 3 levels of Fighter and 1 level of Brawler, since the Brawler's Martial Training ability says that your Brawler levels count as fighter levels for the purposes of feats, and the special section of Advanced Weapon Training says

Advanced Weapon Training wrote:
Fighters that have the weapon master archetype can select this feat beginning at 4th level.

... even though you don't have 4 levels of fighter (Weapon Master), you have 4 fighter levels for the purposes of qualifying for feats, and you're a fighter with the Weapon Master archetype. Unfortunately, you don't get another feat until 5th level in either case.

So I'm pretty sure you could do:
Level Class
1 Fighter (Weapon Master)
2 Fighter (Weapon Master)
3 Fighter (Weapon Master)
4 Brawler
5 Brawler <Choose Advanced Weapon Training as your regular feat>
6-9 Take four more Brawler levels to get Martial Flexibility as a Swift action
10+ Fighter (Weapon Master)

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Lemmy wrote:
Isn't there a Monk archetype that gets Weapon Training at 3rd level?

Not seeing that one. Sohei monk gains it at 6th level, but that's not helpful for this build cuz you wanna keep high BAB, so 5 fighter levels would be better.

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Blindmage wrote:
alexander leah wrote:

Not my idea, i found it on reddit, you could make a CON caster using a fighter!

Go martial master
Take barrom brawler feat and use abudant tactics on it (or dip 1 level brawler)
When you acquire a magic item use use barrom brawler to take Advanced Weapon Training (Item Mastery), choosing whichever item mastery feat you want.
The fighter gains an item mastery feat as a bonus feat, which functions with any magic weapon he wields, even if the magic weapon does not meet the feat's normal requirements.

All abilities gained this way are casted with CON and use your bab as caster level , there are a lot of usefull one, telekinesis, teleport , compulsion, dispel magic, bestow curse, ecc

I really like this idea!

Would love to see it broken down a bit more from a level by level design, to see when it would really come online.

I'm working on that now. The minimum level when this can happen would definitely be 5th level, though I feel like getting Martial Flexibility reduced to a Swift action is pretty important too, which requires 6th level Brawler.

I'm currently searching for ways to get the fighter's weapon training class feature for the purposes of feats. At the moment, I am only seeing a few ways: Fighter level 5, Magus (Myrmidarch) level 6, and Warpriest (Arsenal Chaplain) level 5. Does anyone else know of other ways to get weapon training?

EDIT: Just found the Martial Focus feat, which counts as weapon training but ONLY for the purposes of Weapon Mastery feats, unfortunately. That would have been PERFECT if it counted for the purposes of all feats!

ANOTHER EDIT: I'd also be interested in any Paizo-legal way for a Fighter to get Martial Flexibility WITHOUT trading out weapon training. I've only found two archetypes that give Martial Flexibility, the Martial Master and the Free-Style Fighter, and they both give up weapon training.

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alexander leah wrote:

Not my idea, i found it on reddit, you could make a CON caster using a fighter!

Go martial master
Take barrom brawler feat and use abudant tactics on it (or dip 1 level brawler)
When you acquire a magic item use use barrom brawler to take Advanced Weapon Training (Item Mastery), choosing whichever item mastery feat you want.
The fighter gains an item mastery feat as a bonus feat, which functions with any magic weapon he wields, even if the magic weapon does not meet the feat's normal requirements.

All abilities gained this way are casted with CON and use your bab as caster level , there are a lot of usefull one, telekinesis, teleport , compulsion, dispel magic, bestow curse, ecc

That... is a crazy, crazy thing. I am going to have to look into this build in much more detail. In fact, it seems like a great candidate for a guide. Cuz wow... super weird.

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Oh I mean, I understand that people like those characters and want to play them, but I just think we already have SOOO many characters available as pregen options. It's already overwhelming for new players when they want to sit down at a table and you hand them a binder full of options.

As far as the ACG ones go, I normally don't even offer them to newbies as options... they're too complex for that. So those are the pregens that I choose if I sit down at a pregen-only scenario or if I happen to not have a character in the right level range (doesn't happen often since I have over 30 characters...).

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Guys... we have SO MANY pregen characters for people to choose from already. I think Paizo can spend their time on other things, personally. Either way, saying things like "you're better than that" and "this is getting sad" really isn't helping.

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Calthaer wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:
Calthaer wrote:
The loot collection aspect of the game is the very best aspect of the game, albeit not the only aspect.
As always, Calthaer is incorrect. The best part of the game is absolutely decimating combat checks against monsters. :-P
Yes, but my post got two likes because I am essentially correct (although I admit that I reside on the far side of the boon-greed play-style preference). Here's to hoping that Mummy's Mask's merchants will aid in my hoarding quest.

I have a feeling that you'll be a fan of the merchants system. :)

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Calthaer wrote:

The loot collection aspect of the game is the very best aspect of the game, albeit not the only aspect.

Wrath was not that fun because it removed boon-collecting from your "risk assessment." The question: "Can I save this blessing to acquire a really awesome item?" was always answered with "No." Many don't like Runelords because the answer to that same question was always "Yes." S&S was the best because that question was usually "Maybe."

As always, Calthaer is incorrect. The best part of the game is absolutely decimating combat checks against monsters. :-P

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The Golux wrote:
He's a sorcerer? I don't know much about the card game.

In his RPG form, Tup is a multiclassed Sorcerer/Bard. That's hard to represent with the way that classes are listed in the card game, and Paizo has chosen non-standard class names for their other promo goblin characters, so they went the same direction with Tup, making up a "Pyromaniac" class for him. :)

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 aka cartmanbeck

Are... are you saying that faerie dragon there... that adorable faerie dragon... is a PLAYABLE BARD??

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Houstonian wrote:
I've since bought it but not all the accoutrement yet... I'd heard that my favorite Iconic, Alchemist Damiel, is in it!
All I have to say is that you should read this, and know that Liz is right.

I beg to differ, Vic..

And playing favorites?? SHAME!! :-P

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I'll have to check drivethrucards policies on images uploaded for custom cards, but I'm pretty sure the artist could retain the rights for use of all the images, and I would have zero problem with that. :)

And I would definitely credit the artist anywhere that I might end up posting the cards online, etc.

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nomadicc wrote:
Frencois wrote:
In order to turn lemon in lemonade like would somehow say Vic once translated in French, we built a custom set of scenarios (one per scenario number) to actually achieve resurrection of a dead character, involving location like temple or wishing well but also some trip to the abyss and heaven. Depending how well you succeed, the character suffers more or less drawbacks for the rest of the adventure.
I think this is a fantastic idea! We did something similar after failing (badly) a WotR B scenario. Instead of restarting everything and going through the same frustrating game, we generated our own "Return to..." scenario using the same villain and some different locations. After it was done, we counted it as the previous failed scenario for advancement. Obviously house ruled, but it was a lot of fun! =)

I also REALLY like this. Perhaps while I'm waiting on Theryon to edit the cards I'm making for one of our current projects, I'll work on this as well!!

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I've actually been playing through the digital game with permadeath off with this first set of characters... I don't want to end up getting frustrated by characters getting killed because I made a stupid mistake. After I get through the rest of the current scenarios on legendary (almost there!) then I plan to take a different group through the whole thing with permadeath on.

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Salazzar Slaan wrote:
Random thought: When Starfinder is released, will there be a We Be Goblins: In Space?

I certainly hope so!!

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I can't wait to play with Tup! :)

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Cool idea, but I would suggest a few changes:

1. Make challenge something more defense-oriented. The standard Challenge ability doesn't lend itself well to a defender-focused role. Check out some of the custom challenges in other Cavalier Orders, such as the Order of the Shield, or Order of the Guard

2. Intercept Attack essentially does the exact same thing as the In Harm's Way feat. I would suggest granting the Bodyguard feat at 2nd level, then In Harm's Way at 9th level instead of Intercept Attack and Improved Interception (which should be consistent in their naming, anyway).

3. Don't shoehorn the bonus feats just into Diehard, Endurance, or a combat feat. You should also allow for Teamwork feats, I think, or just say "a bonus feat he qualifies for" and leave it at that.

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Was claim identity meant to only be used on a living creature? I could imagine that it would be very useful to use on a recently-deceased corpse as well, but as written it does not work that way...

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I'm definitely in!

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Yeah, I'm personally flattered that they either used our general idea or came up with the same one on their own. It's awesome. :)

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Hi Gorbacz,
I appreciate your trying to keep us kosher. I will definitely copy the OGL over onto my site as soon as I have time to do so. I was part of the d20pfsrd.com group when they had to switch over from using the Community Use Policy, which was actually the main reason that I created pathfindercommunity.net in the first place... to get some of that content that couldn't be on d20pfsrd.com anymore off that site and still available to others. I have lots of links over to their site on my site, and I don't plan to change that.
The collage of iconics on the front of the PDFs... you might be right, it could be a slightly gray area, but I seriously doubt that Paizo is going to bother with it, even if it isn't strictly allowed according to the CUP. I hope I'm right on this one.
As far as the trade dress, I'm not familiar with that part, and didn't create the PDFs myself, so one of the other MCP guys will have to pop on and address that one. Again, I wouldn't expect that Paizo would bother with it, even if it's not strictly allowed. But I'm definitely NOT a lawyer, so I could definitely be wrong.
Tyler

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alignment: 1d9 ⇒ 2 => CN
domain 1: 1d33 ⇒ 16 => Animal
domain 2: 1d33 ⇒ 31 => Madness
domain 3: 1d33 ⇒ 12 => War
domain 4: 1d33 ⇒ 8 => Destruction
Domains: Chaos, Animal, Madness, War, Destruction
Subdomains: Entropy, Riot, Fur, Blood, Catastrophe, Rage

Grashar is a chaotic deity worshipped mostly by lycanthropes. She appears in scriptures as a massive humanoid woman with fur and hides of every conceivable animal sewn across her skin in a strange patchwork pattern. Her holy symbol is a pair of fangs ripping into an iron gauntlet, and her favored weapon is the spiked chain.

Grashar rewards her followers who win battles, and encourages them to let go of their inhibitions and embrace the animal within, winning the favor of barbarians and bloodragers around the globe. She does not, however, condone destruction and murder for its own sake, and frowns upon those who might start fights without an appropriate cause to fight for. She revels in the destruction of material possessions, and her followers are encouraged to rip apart their spoils of war instead of donning them, though she can forgive the use of weapons or other items which might enhance their ability to defeat their enemies.

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Hello all,

I am currently working on a community-focused project for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game. I'm in need of some art for several custom cards, and have absolutely zero artistic talent. Would anyone be willing to draw several fantasy-inspired images for some cards?

I cannot offer you any real payment, as there will be absolutely zero compensation for this project, which I know a lot of artists will balk at. I understand why... if you're an artist, you want to be paid for your art. Nevertheless, if someone would like to get some practice just drawing/painting a few small items, I'd really appreciate it.

Examples of images we'd need:
-A 14-year old girl and the werewolf she transforms into
-Kobold tailblade weapons of several different colors/shapes
-Several different hats (a pirate tricorne, a cleric's headdress, a stetson, a crown, etc.)
-Some holy symbols of a few specific Golarion-based gods which so far only have written descriptions

Thanks in advance to anyone who might be willing to attack this project!
Tyler Beck

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Gorbacz wrote:

Also, you guys are using Paizo's trade dress in the product, which is explicitly verboten under both OGL and PCL. But hey, what do I know, all I did was snooze for total of 12 years of M.A. and PhD in the law school... ;)

But also, what Cyrad said. There's no OGL anywhere on the website.

Our MCAs and my pathfindercommunity.net site do NOT use the Pathfinder Compatibility License. We created them under the Pathfinder Community Use Policy, which does allow us to use the Pathfinder RPG logo, many of the images from the Paizo blog, and many other Paizo intellectual property freely. This project is a FREE community use project, NOT a commercial enterprise.

Paizo Community Use Policy

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Myfly wrote:
If you play the usual campagaign ... Are those cards also availalbe?

Only by earning gold and then buying the treasure chests, as far as I know.

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Calthaer wrote:
Rebel Song wrote:
I know someone ^^^^^ who likes boon collecting. ;)
I am normally under the impression that this is the entire point of the game - except when I play with cartmanbeck, who has quite different ideas. These witches look OK at getting boons, but they only nab items and spells easier. It's not quite as awesome as Olenjack's +4 to getting anything. Or Ranzak - his Kleptomaniac role is something I am going to try sometime.

I get much satisfaction from destroying combat checks. Gaining boons is great, but only if they're actually upgrades. :-P

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Also, I'd just like to point out how excited I am to finally have some of these witch cards posted publically, so that I can start designing my own witch characters with a similar mechanic. :-D

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First World Bard wrote:

Happy to see a healing-focused witch, since the Cure spells are a notable addition to the standard Witch spell list in the RPG, with archetypes going even further.

Having the casting skill on the familiar is a really neat idea; I imagine what elements to put on the cohort is a cool design space to have, and definitely has me looking forward to the Summoner class deck in October. (I understand that the casting from the Familiar is Witch schtick, of course)

Yep, if Balazar from Wrath is any indication, the eidolon cohorts will have some very interesting powers that will break the mold. :-D

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Rebel Song wrote:

I'm interested to see the spells in this deck, as Kasmir doesn't have Arcane or Divine and therefore has to banish every spell he uses (unless I'm reading something incorrectly or they've changed how the spells work).

I'm looking forward to seeing the cards in this deck and trying to decide between Feiya and Raheli. C'mon, Raheli is just like Rapunzel from Tangled! Who's only my favorite character ever! :D Her hair is definitely prehensile. Also Raheli is beautiful.

And neither Raheli nor Kasmir have Arcane. Maybe their other roles give them that option.

Interesting...

Look at the Compsognathus familiar. If other familiars follow a similar style (and I believe they will) then having the familiar displayed is how these witches gain their Arcane skill, and another one to boot.

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I am also sad that the class decks are taking a break, but I hope that it means we'll see some other, exciting PACG content being made in their stead!

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Ah, gotcha! Well then, disregard, Scott and Jeff! :-P

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jeff hunt wrote:
zeroth_hour2 wrote:
Yeah poor Scott. It was the worst luck. I even tried to help by playing Grazzle with Buell who played Zarlova, of whom we supercharged heals for everyone so everyone can explore with wild abandon. It still didn't work :(
You guys did try but we were destined for failure that night but still had fun. It's bad when you know you failed after your second turn because you have no heals and no cards left :)

I will admit, I designed these characters to burn through cards pretty quickly, with the expectation that Poog would be given cards pretty often for healy-goodness. They're goblins, so they're not terribly good at being careful. I'm glad you guys had a good time, despite that fact!

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 aka cartmanbeck

Ack please fix the pics so I can see that new goblin!! :)

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Zangy wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
I haven't seen it mentioned yet but James Jacobs also announced another book of prestige classes tied to Golarion.
Yes! Paths of Prestige was so nice. So ready for so this.

At the seminar he discussed it, James gave a bit of insight into what he thinks makes a good prestige class. Two points I liked were that:

a) it should be useful for many classes
b) it works best if its tied strongly to the campaign world

I share both of those views (and absolutely adored Paths of Prestige) so I'm really looking forward to this also.

OH MAN! New Prestige classes book? I'm SO excited about that!!

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So glad to hear our goblins were so well-recieved! And thanks for the detailed rundown... I'm living vicariously through you as I read it. :)

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Beagle wrote:
Are these 'Seasons of ...' ever going to be printed as a set in either soft/hard cover format? PDF's just aren't my cup of tea. I've just bought the Season of Shackles card set and I would ideally like to work off of a nice printed materials in book form. I have been holding off on purchasing the PDFs for some time hoping that a printed edition would become available.

I highly doubt they'll do printed versions of these for the same reason that they don't do printed versions of Pathfinder Society Scenarios... not enough people would buy them to make it worth their energy.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

LOL. I've run into problems with that exact word in the past too. Sucks that it affects everything for you, since it's your ACTAUL LAST NAME.
Glad you found a solution, though!

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Wow, I had totally missed that this thread got necro'd! Catching up now! :)

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TuxedoShmacked wrote:
Sam C. wrote:

Regarding the prospect of enchanting our guides in their jewelry forms, how would that affect something that requires attunement to function?

For example, I give my guide, who takes the form of a headband, the various features of a headband of vast intellect, which requires attunement to function. Now, while the guide is in its guide form, it would be perfectly reasonable that it isn't providing the headband benefits (because it isn't in the proper form and all), but would I have to constantly reattune it every time it shifts between forms?

The headband would NOT need be constantly reattuned.

I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Here's a question worth asking: If we take a Drawback, can it be different in our Social Identity and Magical Girl identities (i.e. I'm aiming for a straight-laced, eager-to-please workaholic 'girl,' and a "Hyde/Mask/Freakazoid to her Jekyll/Ipkiss/Dexter" uninhibited maniac 'magical girl', so the flaws of the two characters ought to be drastically different) - and might that in turn permit certain traits being different for each persona too?
Absolutely.

Sweet. Totally gonna grab two drawbacks and two traits to toss on Vinda. :-D

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Oh man, I'd be all over a PaizoCon East.

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There are really two things that I enjoy more than anything in the PACG:
1) Mega-smashing banes. If I can defeat a bane by more than twice the current adventure deck number, I feel pretty accomplished. If it's a Basic bane and we're in chapter 3, I feel sad at the lack of challenge.
2) Using crazy combinations of powers to use boons in ways they weren't really intended. Like if I'm playing Merisiel on the app version of the game, nothing gives me more pleasure than discarding a Thieves' Tools to defeat a barrier, then revealing my OTHER Thieves' Tools to add a die to the recharge check for the first one. Or with S&S Alahazra, clearing a whole deck from ANOTHER location of boons while safely staying away from banes.
There is also an upcoming character that I had been playtesting that does this kinda thing. That character is now my favorite character in the entirety of PACG.

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LOL @ Apollyana *WAVE*

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The cupcakes were pretty amazing. I ended up eating more of them than I should have. :)

Brielle has become one of my favorite characters ever. Being able to recharge a card (as long as you succeed) to add 1d12 to either Strength OR Charisma is pretty amazing. :)

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nate lange wrote:
I'm going to build a sylvan sorcerer whose cat familiar transforms into a cat animal companion.

... AND a necklace! lol

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@JAF0: "Recruitment will probably end at the end of the month."

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Working my submission up into a profile now. I'm so glad this is getting off the ground!

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YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYA!!!!

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Yep, and it's only a 2 hour drive for me, so a day trip is doable. :-D

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Man, after 130 posts you think this would have gotten off the ground somehow!

Since Tux seems to be AWOL, is there any other GM that would like to take a crack at a Magical Child-themed module/AP/whatever? I really can't commit to GMing a game at the moment, or I would run it myself.

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