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Shadow Lodge

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So I was looking into changing the casting system for clerics to the petition system presented in green ronin's Trojan war supplement.

Basically the cleric/warpriest has all their spell slots (save osirions) turned into one big pool of unset spell slots. Whenever the cleric casts the cleric basically petitions god to give him whatever spell he asks for. The catch is that they can only call up to certain level of spell (usually tracking to their normal spell progression) and whenever they cast a spell they have to make a Spellcraft check (DC 20 + spell level) or the spell fails.

Now I'm wondering what people think of this as a solid replacement for the standard casting of the cleric/warpriest, what are any advantages or disadvantages you could see this bringing to the class, finally does it feel like it gives more of a cleric theme then the normal casting setup?

Shadow Lodge

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Is the snapleaf wondrous item supposed to have a limit to what its number of uses or is it an infinite use item?

Shadow Lodge *

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Hey I have already posted this on the Cincinnati pfs facebook page but I'll ask it here as well. I am wanting to gauge the number of female players we currently have in the Cincinnati PFS scene and was wondering if they would be interested in having an all girl table fielded at some point in the near future? Would any women be interested in this? Also, does anyone have any female spouses, friends, or daughters who might have interest in playing the game but might be interested in playing if they could be introduced at a table of other women?

Please respond here or the FB page asap as the soon I get a gauge of interest the sooner we can potentially get this idea up and running.

Shadow Lodge *

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I'm wanting to shift the alignment of my Groetus Cleric from CG to CN as he starts to become closer to his god and prepare to ascend to divine scion and I'm wondering if their are any special rules to adjudicate that alignment shift.

Shadow Lodge

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What action is it to control a net's trailing rope and can it be done as part of a full attack with 2 weapon fighting?

Shadow Lodge

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I'm working on some setting stuff for my home game and I'm looking for a translator that can convert some of the names I have for gods and characters into phonetic navajo. Anyone know of any?

Shadow Lodge

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Just making sure, blood crystal does not count as masterwork inherently when a weapon is made out of it like adamantine or mithral do correct?

Shadow Lodge

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I have a diplomat rakshasa blooded tiefling sorcerer for pfs and in and wanted to take the racial trait that replaces most of my energy resistances with some natural armor but I cannot decide what resistance to keep that is both useful and thematic to rakshasa's since they themselves don't have any resistances. Any suggestions?

Shadow Lodge

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The title really says it all but to elaborate a bit more what happens if you cast speak with dead on any undead? Do the spirits of the original dead speak to you, does it fail, or can you not to begin with because they are inherently no longer just a corpse but an ambling undead thing?

Shadow Lodge

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The thread name is pretty self explanatory but to elaborate now that we have abilities like channel energy floating around how exactly are they priced if a party were to want to pay for someone to use them on themselves or their party in a similar capacity to when someone wants to buy a casting of a spell?

Shadow Lodge

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Do moral bonuses to damage multiply on a successful critical hit?

Shadow Lodge

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The title really speaks for itself but to elaborate, how do you use dinosaurs in your home games? Considering that they are historically fantastical creatures (by modern standards) from a time hundreds of millions of years removed from human history and not usually something used in common fantasy fiction I'm wondering how you guys use them in your home games? Are they extinct creatures sometimes brought back from the dead by wizards and sorcerers to prove their might, rare beasts of distant lands, common place beasts of burden, or something completely new? I would love to hear what you guys do with them when left to your own devices.

Shadow Lodge

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Does having proficiency with a glaive grant proficiency with the Ripsaw Glaive considering that it states it is treated as a glaive?

Shadow Lodge

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How different do you think the behavior of giant vermin is compared to their smaller counterparts? For example do you believe that giant scorpions still live solitary lives or do you think they might hunt in packs so as to more easily attack larger game? Do you think they are still cold blooded and if so how do you think the larger species manage to regulate their temperatures considering their environments? Also what do you think they are usually hunting in their environments considering that their normal foodstuffs would be no longer viable considering their size?

Shadow Lodge

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Has any of the art from bestiary 4 and beyond been added or the portraits from blood of fiends or angels?

Also, how do you change your icon for pfs characters after initial creation? I can't seem to find a prompt to alter them.

Shadow Lodge *

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Are players allowed to make hermaphroditic characters? As far as I know it's legal but I'm wanting to verify.

Shadow Lodge *

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Anyone running a low level game that would run through over the course of a week or 2 and is looking for a fighter, sorceress, or slayer?

Shadow Lodge

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So this is something I started with a friend of mine and thought people here might enjoy. The point of the exercise is to build a pantheon for one of the pathfinder races in the game that falls in line with the core ideology of the race as presented. The rules are as such

1.) Their major deity needs to match the usual alignment of the race as well as their primary goals.

2.) all members of the pantheon must already exist in paizo material.

3.) The pantheon should cover the interests of the race in it's various aspects as well as cover the basics of everyday survival if possible.

4.) feel free to write up how the race interprets the god and its theology through their cultural lens.

So to give you an example here's one I've been working on for my home games but falls into the parameters.

The Kobold Pantheon

Asmodeus: Known as the great fire dragon, kobolds worship him as a grand fiery dragon whom teaches that all are to be subservient to their master's whims in a rigid heirarchy. To achieve those ends Kobolds are encouraged to use the might of law along with trickery to subjugate those who should be theirs to command.

Nalmungder: The Daemon harbinger of basements, obsession, and delusions of safety, Nalmungder is worshipped as the lord of safety in darkness and obsessive paranoia. He teaches kobolds that they are weak on their own and that the world around them is unsafe and the only way to keep their safety is thanks to their snarl, the tangle of tunnels and traps that kobolds inhabit. Within the snarl darkness and trickery are king, and they keep their kobold inhabitants safe and without them all is lost.

Mammon: Worshiped as The Countless, Mammon is worshiped as the god of a well stocked larder and deep vaults of coin all the while being protected by more traps and warriors then should be reasonably imaginable. He is often portrayed as a chromatic dragon with skin the color of various precious metals.

Trelmarixian: The kobold boogeyman, Trelmarixian is the beast of famine and starvation, the evil that causes farms to run dry, air shafts to collapse, and surface tunnels to be discovered. He is worshiped as a way to supplicate his rage lest famine befall an otherwise healthy colony. He also has a more minor cult amongst kobolds dedicated to radioactive materials and the madness they bring on with these kobolds believing that the metals whisper the secrets of the universe to them and how to unlock their true potential.

Zyphus: The kobold equivalent of the grim reaper, Zyphus is worshiped in the same capacity as phrasama is on the surface world, filling the role of a death god to the Kobold people. To Kobolds death comes swiftly and is often meaningless in the grand scheme of things and those who are not devoted to a greater cause are often said to be the crop of the Grim harvestmen. He is sometimes worshiped as a nature deity as well.

The Green Mother: Worshiped as a beautiful and flora green dragon, The Green Mother is the patron deity of harvests, fertility, and carnivorous fungus in the Kobold pantheon. Her clerics help tend to crops, tend to nurseries, and broker deals with the various intelligent plant allies kobolds regularly deal with including the carnivorous
myceloids.

So there's an example I would love to see what you guys come up with.

Shadow Lodge

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If a plains hex takes 1 day to explore is it 1 8 hour day or will it take 24 full hours of exploration to be considered fully explored?

Shadow Lodge

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The subject line really says it all but to reiterate, is there any real life language that comes to mind when you think of the halfling language in terms of sound and tone? It's one of those languages that is basically a core language but I almost never see referenced or built onto and I'm looking for some ideas.

Shadow Lodge

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What role does an Alchemist count as in terms of the bestiary monster roles? Is it a spell role like a wizard or does it count as a skill role like a rogue or bard?

Shadow Lodge

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When a dragon gains HD through aging does it also gain ability score increases like other creatures or does it only gain the advancements listed in the tables provided?

Shadow Lodge

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So I'm working on a troglodyte wild rager NPC for my home game that is meant to be like this mad pet guard who rushes enemies and shreds them with his bare hands. Problem is I can't really think of what equipment to get that fits with this character since he's going to be natural weapon fighting and most likely unarmored with an archetype on him to give him sitting armor. Anyone have any ideas?

Shadow Lodge

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If a creature has ferocity and is at negative hit points but is not in combat do they keep bleeding out?

Shadow Lodge

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The rules presented for the exploration system in Ultimate campaign state that all wilderness hexes are considered trackless as per the base rules but does that mean that one should use the adjusted speed for that environ when a part is exploring it or their normal and that the speeds are already factored into that time?

Shadow Lodge

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Does that work on spellcasting too (i.e. spell saves, spells per day, bonus spells) or does it just work for things like bloodline abilities?

Shadow Lodge

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When a character with darkvision looks out into an area of shadowy illumination/dim light like that shed by the outer perimeter of a torch does it cause him the same problems that it would to normal vision races or does it go black & white and his darkvision negate the benefits that area could present opponents?

Shadow Lodge

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The title really speaks for itself but to elaborate I'm working on a campaign for my home game that takes place in a region like the great plains with native people inspired by those regions. On top of this the campaign has a lot of Cthulhian horror elements and interactions with the Outer gods including Nyarlathotep and I want to give him an interesting disguise that goes along with that culture concept. Does anyone have any good ideas including favored weapon and 5th domain?

Shadow Lodge

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Are their any ways to universally repair constructs beyond through the application of the various specific spells or energy types that happen to repair those specific constructs (i.e. electricity to flesh golems and such)?

Shadow Lodge

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When you guys are building NPCs to fill a role like a doctor, bandit, or like fire mage do you point buy their stats or just use the ones presented in the core rulebook to get them done? Now realize I'm talking about building unnamed characters like say a group of hobgoblin mercenaries or like a goblin poet bard and not characters you consider named players in your games story.

Shadow Lodge

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So I'm working on an NPC ironborn (construct people from rite publishing)oracle who leads small cults of other ironborn in following wandering golems around the plains and divining their "godly intent" from the wreckage and scrap they leave behind and I'm looking for some good mechanical options to help build on that concept. Like what are good mysteries that emphasize constructs or maybe divination and what are some good feats and options that help play off that concept, maybe using steel and other construct kind of stuff?

Shadow Lodge

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Bah internet ate my post so lets try this again.

How often do gm's and players find themselves in gaming groups that are composed in large part or entirely of players who are not the traditionally thought of players of tabletop games (i.e. hetero, white, cis, male players)? As it stands I just started a new group and for the first time I have a group that is not composed in large part or almost entirely of women and I'm wondering if it is common to get groups like what I have been able to play with and group diversity has become more common or if I've just gotten very lucky up until now to have that many groups not composed of what might be thought of as the standard group.

Shadow Lodge

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Does anyone here build a lot of random encounter tables?

Does anyone know of any good programmable digital ones?

How complex do people usually make them?

How many entries do you usually have on an encounters list?

Shadow Lodge

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To elaborate a bit more on the title what classes do you feel are most respected amongst the various races in pathfinder and not just the core 7? Like what do you think is one of the most respected classes for a whitecape vanara to train in in its society?

Shadow Lodge

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I don't know if this is the right board for this but here it goes.

What would a giant bee usually eat exactly? As it stands bees are very specialized to consume nectar from plants much larger then themselves but if they managed to get to the size of a horse their ability to harvest enough nectar to sustain themselves or a hive kind of goes out the window. So what do they eat when living in an area a lot like their normal environments and lacking giant flowering plants?

Shadow Lodge

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Anyways I was working on an encounter list for my current weekly game and started reading up on the glyptodon, basically a massive armadillo with a scaled tortoise shell and started to wonder if one could make a suit of full plate from the scales collected from one and if so what would be the differences?

Any ideas from people would be greatly appreciated.

Shadow Lodge

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Do weasel familiars or animal companions gain the immunity benefits mentioned in various text entries in bestiary 1 like the cockatrice or the basilisk?

Shadow Lodge

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I'm working on a random encounter table for my current game and I'm thinking on adding angels to the list along side other outsiders as rare and terrifying encounters to run into on the open road. The problem I'm having right now is thinking up multiple interesting ways for these types of encounters to go. On the one hand I want them to be angels but I also want them to feel equally terrifying and inscrutable for a lowly caravan of PCs to run into similar to if they ran into a Vrock or other demon or daemon. The other thing I'm wondering is what does a good outsider do on the material plane if not on a specific mission from heaven or one of the other outer planes? With the evil outsiders it's usually easier since mayhem and suffering are their bread and butter but what about the good ones, especially if they are roaming around an area that is sparsely populated?

Any advise or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Shadow Lodge

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When you guys build encounter tables how do you gauge when you have hit the maximum number of possible encounters on it?

When you think of random encounters does anyone else break them into "themes", i.e. by what kind of tone you want to take with these creatures during an encounter or by what types they are?

Shadow Lodge

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Does an alchemist's bombs qualify for the point blank shot feat? For that matter can grenade weapons in general qualify for the benefits of point blank?

Shadow Lodge

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This is just meant to be a space for people to lay out mechanical issue they feel need to be corrected with the various classes presented in the guide.

Hunter
Hunter's Tactics: Hunter's Tactics needs to mention that you need to have the appropriate equipment to perform the teamwork feats as well. Otherwise how the hell does an animal companion manage to form a shield wall when it cannot wield a shield?

Shadow Lodge

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How often does a caravan gain points towards its various ability scores? As it stands they only seem to gain their starting points to distribute and then nothing. Any ideas?

Shadow Lodge

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So after hearing about some of the new stuff coming down the pipe I began fiddling around with the monk again and trying to update it to keep it in line with a mystical unarmed combatant who has perfected themselves into the ultimate weapon. Currently these are some of the ideas I've been mulling around and I wanted to see what other thought of them in terms of balance when compared to other classes.

Wizened strike: a monk of 4th level or higher may add his wisdom bonus to his attack and damage rolls with unarmed strikes and when using monk weapons as part of a flurry of blows so long as he has at least 1 point remaining within his ki pool

ki pool modification:

a monk may expend 1 point from his ki pool in order to increase his movement speed by 20 ft and may make a flurry of blows at the end of his movement.

Tongue of the Sun & Moon is now gained sometime around 10-12th level instead of 17th.

Diamond Soul now only affects enemy spells

Abundant Step: a monk may now spend an additional ki point when using abundant step to flurry of blows after moving.

So tell me what you guys think. I would love to get some comments and critique.

Shadow Lodge

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So for those that haven't heard yet the last 2 classes for advanced classes have been announced and I again have some worries about one in particular. Apparently we will be getting a new class called The Brawler which is meant to be a class that, "blends the fighter and the monk, creating a warrior whose sole focus is unarmed combat and martial maneuvers, without any of the mysticism of the monk. This class is designed specifically to beat up monsters, with a full base attack bonus progression (like a fighter) and improved unarmed strike damage (like a monk). To top it off, the class is also very skilled at making combat maneuvers."

Now despite how cool that sounds it does have me worried about the monk and its place in the whole scheme of things considering that if the brawler is done right we will now have yet another class that outstrips the monk in unarmed combat and are left with the monk sitting behind the fighter and brawler in terms of being able to do what it was designed to do.

Is anyone else worried about this or have any ideas as to what happens next? I'm not looking to start a flame war I'm just wanting to see if I'm alone in this of if this worries and or upsets people as well.

link to the full article here

Shadow Lodge

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When an Incutilis uses it's puppetmaster ability is the victim of said abilities just turned into a zombie and lose all of its class abilities (save those things mentioned in the description) or do they just look and act zombie like?

Shadow Lodge

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Does anyone know of a character sheet for settlements that has fill able info fields? I'm looking to jot down some of my towns in an upcoming game and being able to save them on my nook or laptop helps cut down on print storage.

Shadow Lodge

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basically the topic line says it all but does anyone know of an easy to use program that allows someone to plug in their list of creatures and have the program sort and order them based on CR into a nice table like those in the back of bestiary 1? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Shadow Lodge

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So I'm working on a new mechanic to add another layer of risk reward to the caravan combat system and wondering if I could get some help. The concept is to add another deadly layer of risk to rash or protracted caravan combat that has the chance to threaten the NPC's and passengers as well as the wagons.

Anyways the system basically works out that after caravan combat has ended and the caravan survives the encounter the you have what is called an assessment phase. During this time the GM determines the percentage of the caravans health was lost during the encounter and then rolls a d100 for each NPC within the caravan during the encounter. Any NPC's that roll a percentage equal to or less then the percent of damage rolled then take a percent of the damage equal to the percent of damage taken. So as an example a caravan with 100 hp gets into a scuffle with some goblins and ends up taking 25 points of damage before combat ends. During the assessment stage the GM determines that this accounts for 25% of the which means that each NPC in the caravan has a 25% chance of taking 6 points of damage from the encounter.

Now hopefully that all makes sense but I would love to get some feedback from others on ways to improve or add to this system or give critiques on the damage scaling would be greatly appreciated.

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