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I found this photo on the Reaper website while looking for figures to use with Serpent's Skull. There aren't many monkey or ape choices, but this one looks like it might make a serviceable charau-ka. Has anyone seen it in person?
What do you guys think of list the adventure path forums in reverse release order? That is, Instead of going from oldest to newest, list them in order of most recent hotness to Rise of the Runelords?
As the APs continue to pile up, one must search further and further down the list for the flashy new stuff!
I'm getting ready to run the Legacy of Fire path. For those of you who have already done so and used Reaper or DDM minis for your games, which did you use? I would like to match figures to characters as closely as possible using Reaper and DDM figures wherever possible and would like some advice, if possible.
Wizards pulled the plug on DDM with little or no warning to its players, canceling future product releases and, frankly, causing some financial hardship for a friend of mine who resells DDM singles.
4E is not protected by something like the OGL. If WotC has already shown that it can and will cancel games without warning, what does that say for the future of the D&D brand (and 4E)?
Interest in Second Darkness seems a little low by looking at the posts in this forum versus posts in the Rise of the Runelords and the Curse of the Crimson Throne forums.
I know that the customs delay on the second adventure could be making some of the interest fade, but the forum seems almost dead.
In another forum, Lisa Stevens says that Paizo does not have enough money to make second printings of sold out Pathfinder AP editions. Is the end of the Pathfinder AP looming towards us?
I see a lot of references to the Far Realm and tentacled critters all through 4E and even in the 4E adventures posted online at the WotC website. Now, I know that there has always been a background of Mythos-like stuff in D&D with mind flayers, aboleth, and similar beings, but it was always low key and not at all prominent.
Pathfinder comes along and James throws both Mythos-like and actual Mythos creatures into the Pathfinder adventures mix. We get stuff like shaggoths, gugs, the Plateau of Leng, and more, months prior to any 4E stuff hitting the market. Did WotC have his fingers on the pulse of what gamers want, or were they simply 'inspired' by Paizo's Mythos vision?
I subscribe to the Adventure Paths for the linked adventure path. Shortening each adventure by 10 pages and making it up by adding a Set Piece Adventures section is a losing proposition for me. We have all seen posted by authors and editors about how such and such was cut from the adventure for space reasons and that if they had had just a little more space it would have been much better. Now we are losing 10 additional pages from each adventure. Please do not do this. Paizo is gutting the Pathfinder APs of what makes them APs. Putting up another adventure site instead of THE adventure is just not the same. Please don't do it!
I currently play Exalted second edition as well as D&D. I played through a sizeable chunk of the Savage Tide with a group of five Dragon-blooded characters and had a great time. Now that Korvosa (and the Curse of the Crimson Throne) have my attention, I've been daydreaming (wasting time at school, mostly) about converting the city and the AP to Exalted terms and having a go at it. My Exalted group is separate from my D&D group and I've already noticed things from play with the D&D group that I could tweak a bit and have a good game of Exalted going on. Are there any people also interested in a conversion?
I have the pdf version of Guide to Korvosa. As it says in the Guide, much of it can be used as a sort of large player handout.
I will be changing the names of some of the Houses to match my game.
for being humans or half-orcs. I suggest (by shooting wildly from the hip and probably missing the target) that humans get a +2 to a second stat and half-orcs get the scent ability.
Everyone else gets quite a bit with their race packages. Elves and halflings in particular compare very favorably to humans.
This bit of text is from Pathfinder #4
Pathfinder 4 page 89 wrote:
I'm a DM. I like knowing everything about my world. Reading a monster description that says that no one knows something about the monster just irks me. I'm paying for a monster write up and I get stuff like 'the answers to such questions are unlikely to ever be discovered'. I don't care if shining ones are unwilling to discuss themselves. I want hard information in my write up. It's okay to say that no one in the game world has that information as background flavor, but give it to me, damn it! Otherwise I tend to think that the creator was too lazy to think it up.
I know I can make up my own reason for it. Having to not make up reasons for things is why I buy game material. I can't help feeling shortchanged.
In Pathfinder 3, the players are asked to check in on Fort Rannick because reports haven't been received on time. The fort is 450 miles from Magnimar. It takes 9 days to get there by horse and 19 days for unarmored medium-size humanoids travelling by foot (and 28+days for medium armored medium sized humanoids and unarmored halflings or gnomes on foot).
Spoiler:How often do reports arrive in Magnimar from the fort? The adventure goes out of its way to say that the rangers are isolationists and don't report often. With such long transit times for messages and such a short time since the fort was captured, why is the Lord Mayor willing to pay 1200gp
The fort was attacked and captured by ogres 30 days before the start of the adventure.
Spoiler:to check out the fort? Is Magnimar just that rich?
and potentially 2400gp (assuming 4 pcs)
Pathfinder 2 page 63 wrote:
I can't find these maps anywhere on the site. Are they just not up yet? Am I too dumb to find them?
Pathfinder 2 says that Paizo will be doubling the space assigned for the iconic characters.
I respectfully ask that Paizo change this policy. My group does not use pregen characters and I feel that this is a complete waste of space at best and a bad way to pad out the page count at worst. Adding more info on the iconics lowers the value of the book for me.
If Paizo feels the need to devote a lot of page space to the iconics, I would prefer they just release the iconics in their own product (sort of like the old Rogue's Gallery). Please do no have the iconics clogging up scarce page real estate in Pathfinder 3+.
We played the opened scene from part 1 last night. I used the song sung by the gemlins from the movie Gremlins as the unnamed catchy goblin tune. My players loved it and started singing along until the horror stuff kicked in. It was a great way to start a new campaign.
I recommend using the Gremlins song if any of your players have seen the movie. It helped make the game both funny and scary at the same time.