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Aid Another rules wrote:
In the quoted text from the rules, it states "A +2 bonus to AC". This is an untyped bonus, and these always stack. No matter how much I boost my Aid Another bonus, it's always an untyped bonus, so it'll always stack. In fact, in the last line, it explicitly states that similar bonuses stack.
Mark Hoover wrote:
You are correct, those two things don't stack. However, you can definitely get a +10 to Aid Another on AC. I do that with my PFS Helpful Halfling all the time. He's a halfling Fighter (Roughrider) 2/Cavalier (Honor Guard/Strategist) 5/Golden Legionnaire 4. Here are the bonuses and where they come from:
+4 base for Helpful trait
Then his mount, a wolf with the Bodyguard companion archetype, is able to add another +6. She's got the Extra Traits feat (which is allowed as long as you increase the companion's Int to 3 or more). Here are here bonuses:
So, in a given round, I can use a Swift action and a Standard action to use Aid Another twice to an ally, and my companion can use her Standard action to do so, and then our Bodyguard feats let us Aid Another again on up to four attacks, so I essentially increase my ally's AC by 42 (10+10+10+6+6) on up to four attacks. :)
Ok, first suggestion: You should open this up to the Mesmerist class specifically, but probably to psychic magic users in general. So I would drop the "arcane" from the spellcasting requirement. This would also open it to Calistrian clerics, etc.
I don't think Death Attack necessarily fits perfectly... you should consider taking that mechanic but instead of causing death, cause some sort of major infatuation/mind control of the target, turning them to your side.
Fool Casting definitely doesn't fit, in my opinion. The Seductress should be worrying about charming/dominating others, not about whether (s)he's been charmed or dominated. Replace this with some sort of high-powered shapechange ability letting her match her target's deepest desires.
While it's great to think of the Seductress as female, you should open it up to both genders by changing the name to something else. Prestige classes, unlike base classes, can have two-word names, so perhaps something like "Seductive Avenger" or the like.
Prestige classes, other than the ones in the Core Rulebook, should have a bit more flavor built into them. Sure, this PrC is all about seduction, but perhaps you could flavor it more to mirror the powers of a succubus, or tie it into the Enchantment spell type a bit more? A bonus to DCs of enchantment spells at some point in the PrC would be thematic and useful.
@Skylancer4: No changing race, and no refluffing, since this is for a PFS-legal character. It was just something fun that I came up with based on the use of an illusion to make her look like a succubus to fit into a demon-infested area.. she decided she liked the way she looked, and might enjoy becoming an actual succubus for a short time for some dalliances. :-P
Gleaming Terrier wrote:
Yep, there are two:Ambush in Absalom, a quest found in Kobold Quarterly #17
The Urge to Evolve, another quest found in Kobold Quarterly #23
Everything else ever allowed for PFS play is in a Paizo-published book or is from a Paizo blog, as far as I'm aware.
This is one of the many reasons I love the Paizo PbP community. I ask for a scenario, and within hours one of you awesome GMs has risen to the challenge. Thanks so much!
Now i need to decide which character to use. I have several options:
Boo. I was hoping there was one in some obscure book that would let my gnome become a succubus (not with the powers, but for flavor) without it just being an illusion. I suppose PAO would work in a pinch, though.
As far as polymorph any object goes, I've never used it before. Does it give the abilities of the creatures you polymorph into? As in, if my gnome sorcerer polymorphed herself into a succubus, would that come with succubus powers? I see nothing in the text of the spell saying otherwise.
Seeker is an option, but you definitely wouldn't want to do Tattooed Sorcerer... you'd miss out on the best bloodline power, the 9th level Undercasting Prodigy!
Just a note on the Ghoul bloodline: It is PFS Legal, so you can remove that from the final thought.
Interesting... is that a recent addition? I feel like there's a reason I would have said it's not useful for PFS, given how much PFS I play...
To answer the other question, yes I definitely plan to update for the Ectoplasm and Psychic bloodlines and any others that have come out recently. I'm hoping I can find some time to do so in the next week or so. If any of you have suggestions on what these bloodlines would be good/bad at to help me along with the guide, i'd be glad to take your suggestions to heart!
Yep, the idea was to allow for people who missed a gameday, and also incase you wanted to jump around between seasons with a single character (though you miss out on adventure and adventure path rewards that way).
Yes, you can treat the Iconics promos as if they had the "B" set indicator, which means you can choose them for upgrades if they have the same type as a "B" card you gained. :)
Definitely have Ancient (and modern) Osiriani covered. :)
I'll try to get my character all fleshed out and a profile made today.
Just to make super sure... when you say "anything on the PRD" do you mean ONLY the Paizo reference document, or is stuff on Archives of Nethys or d20PFSRD.com (if they're actually Paizo-written) allowed as well? Most of the stuff I'll be using for this character comes from Paizo's Familiar Folio. :)
Okay just to give you an early idea of what I'm working on, I'm putting together a character who is meant to convey the idea that the familiar is the actual character, and her wizard "pet" just does things for her. It'll be a really fun character to roleplay, and great for a one-off since the character won't be at all "optimized". :)
Yeah, chronicle sheet signing isn't an issue, PFS people have figured out several ways (sign then scan, MSPaint signatures saved on the PDF, etc.
The most difficult part of running PACG online is the person who is posting the randomized cards knowing what they are. This seems best solved by the person running the game not actually participating as a player, and instead being a "GM" of sorts. Hawkmoon seems to have it down pretty well, so I think it's become pretty viable in that format. Perhaps we could come up with a way to reward these PACG "online GMs"?