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JohnF wrote:

I suspect there's a pricing error on p12, for the Cane

A Simple Cane is described as being "no more than a sturdy branch", and yet it is priced at 2GP - 20 times as much as a Common Cane.

My guess would be that the Simple Cane should be priced at 2CP, not 2GP.

You are corrected in that it should be 2 cp. The correct price is on the back inside cover.


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Just as a quick note, I went in intending two things with the phantom weapon:

1. You can choose any phantom weapon type you want so long as you are proficient with it, including two-handed weapons and ranged weapons.

2. The versatility comes at a cost. You can either go one-handed and use Spell Combat or you can go with other weapons that are not the "typical" magus fare.

I never intended for ranged spell combat and I'm sorry for any confusion the archetype is causing. Porting the black blade over takes a lot of rules and clarification and I feel now that my understanding of the archetype didn't come across as it needed to in the rules text.

I'd be happy to answer any questions on the archetype, but just keep in mind that my word is not law. Hopefully, I can clear some things up!


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Chris Lambertz wrote:
Updated with final description and product image!

Oh, heeeeyyyy...


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Dark Midian wrote:

That's succubi for you, always screaming without looking. ;)

I'm liking the hilarious oversized orc weapons, though. Kind of a counterpoint to the elves' tiny, slender weapons.

Now if only we could get a bastard sword version of the warhammer...

Addendum to AA2:

Bastard Sword
Jerk Axe
Rude Hammer


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Archmage Variel wrote:
Is it too much to hope that poppets might be available at first level?

Not at all. :)

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Prestige classes are potentially in the game. I played the demo at PaizoCon and one of the companions had a level in arcane trickster. It was the light-brown haired elven (half-elf?) woman in the companion artwork. She had levels in wizard, rogue, and one level in arcane trickster.

I asked Alexander about prestige classes and he mentioned that the plan is to get all Core prestige classes in to the game. I can't speak as to whether that is from the get go or if it would be a stretch goal.

Also, I was able to recruit Jubilost in the demo. Alexander stated that I was the first person all weekend to have gotten the chance to do so. Pretty interesting!


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Rysky wrote:
Geistlinger wrote:
Paizo, Inc. wrote:
.... methods of taping into ....
So, we'll be getting duct tape as one of the technological innovations? :P
How else are we gonna fight with a Greatsword and a lantern, I don't want to keep switching back and forth >_<

*adds lantern-sword to "sneak into next project" list*

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The CRPG is real!

Looks like Owlcat games is helming the development with Chris Avallone as the narrative designer!


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Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk...


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Robert Brookes wrote:
I'm really eager to see what people think of the shifter. I had the opportunity to write the class' archetypes, and I tried to cover a pretty board gamut of concepts—some of which people are asking for in this thread!—so it'll be interesting to see what people think once this beast is in their hands.

AHA!! I knew it!


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Somfunambulist wrote:

Having just read through the book, here's my thoughts on the topic of monster harvesting, comparing what we got to what I think we expected, and how it could've been reasonably achieved.

Repost from pathfinder reddit.

Hey, I responded to you on Reddit, but I figured I would do so here, as well. (Two different communities can offer different insights!)

I was one of the freelancers that worked on this book. I didn't write the monster trophy rules, but I hope I can provide some insight as to what the thinking may have been for this book.

I've actually wanted to do a super thorough set of rules for harvesting all the bits and pieces of a monster and then making armor and weapons out of them ala Monster Hunter. However, I'm sure it's pretty clear that making such rules would require a lot of work, or at least, a lot of word count.

Deciding what is or isn't harvestable from a creature becomes a daunting task. It's easy to say for real world creatures like a deer or a rabbit. You get this much meat, this much fur, this many bones, etc. When you start delving into fantasy creatures, it's less simple. How many bones does a chimera have? What useful organs does an aboleth have? How many scales does a dragon have? Sure, it's easy enough to start deciding those or even come up with a general system as you mentioned. For example, all large magical beasts have A, B, and C while all large aberrations have X, Y, and Z. Once the general outline is there, then we can focus on unique creatures like the tarrasque. That's all great and actually something I would like to do. There isn't enough space in a Player Companion for that, though.

You can either get a book that has lots of interesting crunch to help with all the different monsters of the world and is good for all the would-be monster hunters or you can get a book all about bone harvesting and making armor from scales. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the beast, a companion won't have enough space for both. So, it falls on Paizo to decide to either create a giant subsystem that not everyone will use or make a smaller workable system that works as a jumping off point while still providing content for everyone else. We know which one they chose this time and I don't fault them.

The freelancers worked with the space available. Crafting trophies into wondrous items shows that they tried to open it up as much as they could. I even created the necklace of beast's might to try to give some of that crafting from the bones of my quarry kind of feel. There just wasn't enough space to give that kind of system the kind of space and attention you and I feel like it truly deserves. Rather than cut it out completely, at least we have the current trophy rules.

Now, does that mean you will never get the full part gathering rules to scratch that itch? No, but you gotta make it known that you want something like that. Start a calamity on the boards or even in the Thirdy-party product boards. With enough people asking for them, a full suite of part gathering and crafting rules might get their own Companion or even a hardcover. Maybe, you can even design such rules yourself for your home campaign. If the rules are extensive and work great, a 3PP might be interested in publishing them.

For now, we gotta live with what we got. Just remember that if Paizo or another company decides to make those rules, it will take some time to get it published. I'll happily brainstorm with you if you want to get started on something!

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Finally, a book for all my Allens.


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Robert Brookes wrote:
Whoever wrote the spread for the werebirbs, I owe them a drink at Paizocon if they're there. I love it <3

Deal!


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Guy St-Amant wrote:
Can I get a bit more info on the WereRaptor, like, what kind of bird of pray? Size in Animal Form? Do they get Talons attacks? etc...

The wereraptor is a catch-all for all predatory birds like eagles, hawks, and vultures. The sample wereraptor is human and remains medium size in hybrid form. They also get talon attacks. There is also a sidebar for wereraptor-kin skinwalkers.


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Rysky wrote:
Yay! Wereraptors got a Skinwalker kin too!

Yup! I wanted to make sure this wouldn't be forgotten. (Mostly cause I want to play one myself!)


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Rysky wrote:

Creature Focus is nice.

Necklace of Beast's Might and Penetrating Whetstone are cool too.

Liking this book :3

:3


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I will say that the Monster Hunter series was totally something I looked at for inspiration when writing for this book.


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Alexander Augunas wrote:
I actually have no idea wha's in this one, so I'll be as surprised as the rest of you!

You'll be happy to know that the book features feats, items, and spells that enable you to harvest trophies from your latest kill and reap power from these mementos!


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Rysky wrote:
Yay! But, uh,
Luis Loza wrote:
That's why she gets a slower progression of flurry of blows.
They don't get an ability like that.

Ha, you're right! Still thinking of an early draft in which she did. Still can ORAORA, just not ORAORAORAORAORA. :D


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Now that plenty of people have seen the book, let me quickly talk about one of my favorite parts about the phantom blade.

When designing the class, I came to the bit in the bladebound magus entry about a black blade becoming indestructible with a point in its pool. I though about giving the phantom weapon that same property, but I figured I could make something more interesting. This is where the weapon of the mind ability was born.

I thought it would be neat to have the phantom weapon "rebuild" itself if destroyed. The easiest way was to have it repair while harbored in the spiritualist's mind. This brings back the harboring aspect of the phantom, which I feel is an iconic aspect of the phantom. This brings up a question, however: is the phantom blade out of luck when their phantom weapon is destroyed?

I didn't want to punish any phantom blades for having their weapon destroyed, but I also didn't want the safety of the weapon to become and afterthought. Thus, the idea of empowering the spiritualist's body with phantom energy while harboring the weapon. The phantom blade already had the intent of providing any possible weapon as a phantom weapon, so why not unarmed strikes? (Also, I'm a big fun of monks and unarmed attackers, so it was a good chance to slip that in!) Unarmed strikes take a lot of investment to get working effectively compared to a weapon though, so the phantom blade needed a little more punch. That's why she gets a slower progression of flurry of blows. I feel that it's enough to make unarmed strikes as appealing as other weapons, without stepping on any brawler or monk toes. All in all, I grew very proud and excited of those 130ish words and I hope other people out there are, too!

Anyway, this is all a long-winded way of explaining that the phantom blade can ORAORAORAORA!


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Sorry, no emotional focus. The emotional focus is part of the phantom's statistics, which are now wholly replaced by animal companion statistics. A phantom animal only gets whatever an animal companion's stats include plus the specific abilities listed on table 1-11. The intent from the beginning was to not have an emotional focus for the phantom animal and I realize now that adding a line stating in the entry would have cleared things up.

Sorry for the confusion!


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Am I the ONLY one here that's loving Totemic Spiritualist?! Cause if so...fine. I'm still killing orcs with my phantom dog. :p

Great to hear some excitement for the archetype. I feel like it managed to do a lot with a little, so I'm glad you like it.


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Dragon78 wrote:
I wonder if we will get new weapons and armor made from monster parts.

All I know is my gut says maybe.

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Lemartes wrote:
The Gold Sovereign wrote:

While we got only one picture that was indeed completely new, that was a really good preview for Bestiary 6 we got on Paizo Blod.

I would like to point that the new picture for Belial is awesome (!!!), especially if you noticed that, although minor changes were made (such as his evil side being more "devilish"), major features such as his clothes, armor, and even his angelic face from Book of the Damned weren't discarded.

I'm really anxious now to see what was done with Geryon, Beelzebub, Szuriel and Charon.

Hmm I don't remember this post. Link?

Here you are!


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Luthorne wrote:

Okay, had some more time to read through this, so here's my thoughts...

** spoiler omitted **...

In regards to the Enyclopedia Etherica as well as all of the occult anthologies, they are more meant as a fun little tool for GMs. The Encylcopedia for example, could be a macguffin required for a player to learn more about their phantom's origins or it could be a powerful item that can grant strange new powers. The overall abilities of the anthologies are kept intentionally vague so GMs can use them as they see fit.

As for the type of weapon available for the phantom weapon, my intent was to allow any weapon with which you are proficient. i.e. If you have longbow or greataxe proficiency, you can use a phantom longbow or phantom greataxe. That's why the artwork features the pantom greataxe.

Glad you like the book! I'm always happy to hear that our stuff is a hit.

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Isabelle Lee wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Two words: bling Mavaro
I was going to say that, but I think that's the other book. ^_^

Bling Mavaro is not bound by publication restrictions!

(oops!)


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Two words: bling Mavaro


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Chess Pwn wrote:
technarken wrote:
Is it wrong that I want to build an Id Rager bloodrager with the Kindness focus just so I can say that Brutalitax the Despoiler fuels his rage with happiness and goodwill to men?
Unless the emotional focus says it's inserted as an option for Id rager it's not a legal choice for an Id rager.

That's why I made sure it said that! :)

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Herald wrote:
Luis Loza wrote:
Herald wrote:

I wanted to add my thanks for the feats that simulate wealth and power that come with being higher class. I have always wanted a way for player to be able to be able to live like a nobleman, but not break the player wealth per level guidelines.

They don't go quite as far as I like, but they allow me to extrapolate from there.

Hey, glad to hear that you like them! I wish I could have expanded on the feat just a bit more, but then I start stepping on the Noble Scion's toes. Maybe that prestige class is a little closer to providing the info you want to get your players that noble streak.

Mostly thinking of faction goals or fame rewards. Do the family/patron proud and get rewarded.

Ah, yeah, I understand. While that feels like that kind of reward would be something that works best when personalized on a case by case basis, some guidelines or generic examples of such rewards would be very interesting. Maybe a future product will be a good spot for those. Alternatively, you can look at the patronage system in the new Qadira book as a jumping off point.


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Herald wrote:

I wanted to add my thanks for the feats that simulate wealth and power that come with being higher class. I have always wanted a way for player to be able to be able to live like a nobleman, but not break the player wealth per level guidelines.

They don't go quite as far as I like, but they allow me to extrapolate from there.

Hey, glad to hear that you like them! I wish I could have expanded on the feat just a bit more, but then I start stepping on the Noble Scion's toes. Maybe that prestige class is a little closer to providing the info you want to get your players that noble streak.


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Fourshadow wrote:
The Spiritualist?! WOW. All of the Spiritualist archetypes are dynamite.

Happy to hear it!


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Rysky wrote:
QuidEst wrote:
phantom (Kindness)
Ship dammit! Ship!

Ha ha, here's some keywords to whet your appetite. :)

Spoiler:
aid another, extra attacks, lay on hands

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QuidEst wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:

Quid,

Is it true there are no illusion spells or evocation spells offered in this book?

Only technically.

Technically correct, the best kind of correct.


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The Phantom Blade has a lot to it, seeing as its entry is about as long as the bladebound magus entry. Here are some of the more exciting bits I wrote into the archetype:

1. You have no phantom at all, but have the phantom blade at 1st level. No waiting for 3rd level for your weapon.

2. The weapon is ectoplasmic, which means it is always a ghost touch weapon.

3. The weapon can be any weapon with which you are proficient. Are you an elf? Take an elven curved blade! Want a bow? Sure!

4. The ectoplasmic nature of the phantom blade means it's malleable. If you need to change damage types, you can eventually change the shape of your weapon to something better.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
*cheers about Totem Spiritualist* Now my dog can come back to life and kill orcs with me! :D

Glad you're excited for it. Let me know what you think once you have the full details. :)


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Isabelle Lee wrote:
Haldelar Baxter wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
No, it is just this Friday;)
Damn, was hoping for more content hints, Pychic Anthology has gotten all the hints, haven't seen much on this one
Trust me, there's a ton of stuff in here I can't wait to talk about. Including what might be one of my favorite magic items yet, and some archetypes I'm dying to play. ^_^

Such is the life of the freelancer.

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Closest thing I can think of is Flying Tackle from Dirty Tactics Toolbox.

Flying Tackle wrote:

Flying Tackle

You quickly bring down an off-balanced opponent.
Prerequisite: Improved Overrun.
Benefit: When attempting an overrun combat maneuver check against a flat-footed opponent, if the attempt knocks the creature prone, you can also fall prone in order to attempt a grapple combat maneuver check against the creature as a free action. Doing so does not provoke an attack of opportunity from the target of your grapple.

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Here's a list of the gods mentioned. Mind you, most of them just have a brief snippet mentioning how their faithful are proficient healers, so don't expect any new secrets.

Spoiler:
Bolka
Irori
Milani
Pharasma
Qi Zhong
Sarenrae

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Dragon78 wrote:

Will there be any psychic themed archetypes for the non-occult classes?

Will there be any psychic disciplines?

Will there be any feats for kineticist?

Reply hazy, try again later...

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Jessica Price wrote:
I'd still like to try that somewhere -- the whole "here's a map, and here are three different encounter types you can run on it" thing.

[shameless plug]

Well, I'll let you know how that works out. I started a blog that is just that exact concept over on Know Direction.
[/shameless plug]

Anyway, I think that would be an interesting book. It sounds similar to the Encounter Codex, which I'm still hoping to see sometime in the future!

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Dragon78 wrote:
Can anyone tell me anything more about the solar bloodline?

It's focused on sorcerers who serve Sarenrae and thus, has lots of fire and healing themes.

It gets access to appropriate spells like daylight and the aforementioned searing light and shield of the dawnflower. Its powers include bonus damage on fire spells, low-light vision, fire resistance, producing a healing fire, and the ability to transform into a being of light.

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Arachnofiend wrote:
Auugh, this new policy sucks, I am desperately curious to know what Curative Mastery does. The people with their PDF are waxing fairly poetic for it, so let me ask this: would a Fighter with Curative Mastery be able to fill the "healing" role with the same efficacy as a DPR-spec'd Cleric?

Curative Mastery is an Item Mastery Feat (See: Weapon Master's Handbook) focused on healing. It allows you to cast a variety of cure spells, but don't expect to take over as the main healer. It only allows you to do so a handful of times per day.

deuxhero wrote:
Any effects that heal based on damage done (the kind of thing generally called "leach life", "vampiric healing" or "HP drain")?

There is at least one spell that allows you to damage enemies and receive healing.

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Secret Wizard wrote:
Artificial 20 wrote:


Disciple Of Wholeness (Monk)
Can anyone confirm whether it works with UnMonk?

It sure does!

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Feros wrote:
So how extensive is the section on gnolls, a couple of pages or just a paragraph or two?

A few mentions here and there plus a decent length entry about a particular set of gnolls in the Adventuring in Qadira section.

nighttree wrote:
Any information on occult classes in here ?

Every base class, except the vigilante, has a small bit explaining how they fit into Qadira, including the occult classes.

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The wizard can start adding healing spells right away.

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Dragon78 wrote:
Can any druid use druidic herbalism?

Yes, it becomes a third choice for nature bond.

Marco Massoudi wrote:

Can somebody roughly explain what the wizard trades away and what he gets for it (only levels 1-6)?

One or two feats that allow a rogue for example some self-healing?
Like once per day as a move-action you can gain level x2 tp?

In exchange for choosing an arcane school, the wizard adds healing spells to his spell list.

The vigor feats allow a character to spend points from a pool as a standard action to restore some hit points, but leaves her fatigued for some time. The rest of the vigor feats improve the healing or reduce the penalties.

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Kalindlara wrote:
I'm surprised that there's no witch archetypes, but they probably get more hexes instead.

Indeed! New spells, too!

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Fourshadow wrote:
Eagerly awaiting my shipping notice so I can get the nitty gritty on that Angelfire Apostle myself! If it has anything to do with what I think it does, I may make my first Cleric EVER! I've been playing since '83 or so...it has been awhile.

Angelfire apostle focuses more on channel energy. It gives up some spell casting and proficiencies in favor of expanded channeling options. Eventually, it can give up some uses per day to get some healing themed SLAs as well as expending uses to damage enemies with cleansing fire while healing allies.

Very fitting for worshipers of Sarenrae.

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Genie-touched horse: CR6 horse that comes with four variants (acid, cold, electricity, and fire) each with their own abilities

Rabisu: CR11 fey who like the taste of blood

Shissah: CR4 golden horse with animal companion stats

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Rysky wrote:

Oh, no we can talk about it all we want, the people who already have it just can't give away a bunch of stuff.

I wonder if the Arcane Physician will use Conjuration or Necromancy to heal?

Same as anyone else!

Spoiler:

They added some healing spells to their spell list.

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