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Check out this link for free PDFs. PDF number 2 has the scientific innovator alchemist archetype; might be of interest to you!

Click here for the link and scroll down the page a bit.

The link is for a current Kickstarter project, the Veranthea Codex.


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Seems a good idea, Rite. Hope it works to sell other stuff too! :)


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IIRC, monk and rogue.


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Ronar: I really hope so! :)


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Just noticed something last night. My copy of UC is missing pages, in the spell section. (I treat my books well, so nothing has fallen out.) Is anybody else's copy missing pages?

I know it's 3 years since the book was released, I just never noticed before. :(


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Interesting. Thanks Kvantum.
It's particularly important this year because I move at the end of the month!


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Isn't it the case that they don't start shipping August releases until the first day of Gen Con?


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Mini Rant.

I had to get a new computer this week, and discovered the new Skype. OMG, it's bad, *reaaallly* bad. And not in the good way.

There is NOTHING good I can say about it. They drowned the baby before throwing it out with the water. :-(

If it ain't broke, it doesn't need fixing.


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This story about Peter Jackson may interest some of you.


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Which ones, Justin?


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Thanks, Sleet Storm. That's perfect. :)


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I'm looking for a monster ability, class feature, or spell that lets the creature see through the eyes of another creature [that it magically controls]. Is there such a thing?


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Awesome. Thanks! :-)


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Hmmm... I guess I didn't explain myself well enough.

Would the results be 6 and 14? It'd be nice to know the effective bonus for rolling twice and using the good result, and similarly, the effective penalty for rolling twice and using the bad result.


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If you roll 2d20 and use the best or worst result, what are the average scores for each condition (best and worst)?

There must be a mathematical way to determine this.


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In case anyone has missed it, EZG gave an amazing review for Legendary Classes: More Covenant Magic.

Here's a quote from it: "Wow. Just wow. 5 stars + seal of approval, would go higher if I could, candidate for my Top Ten of 2014."

To read the full review, please click this link!.


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Yep. Great review! Cheers! :D


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I've done a fair amount of work on The Xiao's ideas for new influences now, and one for psychopomps called the Sacred Duty.

If anyone else has ideas, please let me know! :-)


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About the occult influence:

Spoiler:
The occult subtype is about controlling magic in its purest sense; for example, sensing magic (detect magic, greater arcane sight as the fundamental influence ability), ending magic (dispel magic, mage’s disjunction), protection from magic (globe of invulnerability, mind blank, spell resistance), and so on. We couldn’t call it the “magic” influence because all a medium does is magic.

It’s not meant to be the “default” or generic influence, as none are meant to be so. If you wish a particular influence to be a or the generic one, pick one or several that best fit your game and the type of stories you wish to run.

I had included a definition of occult spirits earlier on, but obviously it became misplaced somewhere along the line.
A definition of occult spirits is as follows. It is any creature (of the fey, outsider or undead types) of Int 6 or higher and with the ability to use the spells listed as occult trance spell-like abilities (or their greater versions, such as greater dispel magic), as an innate spell-like ability or spell.

Example occult spirits include:
FEY: norn, nymph, pixie.
OUTSIDER: aeon (pleroma, theletos), agathinon (avoral, draconal), angel (astral deva, monadic deva, movanic deva, planetar, solar), archon (star, trumpet), asura (asurenda, tripurasura), azata (ghaele, lillend, lyrakien), baregara, caulborn, daemon (cacodaemon, ceustodaemon, derhodaemon, hydrodaemon, leukodaemon, meladaemon, piscodaemon, vulnudaemon), demodand (all varieties), demon (babau, balor, glabrezu, marilith, nalfeshnee, quasit), devil (belier, contract, imp, pit fiend), div (aghash, akvan, doru, ghawwas, pairaka), garuda, genie (marid), hound of Tindalos, inevitable (lhaksharut, marut, zelekhut), kami (zuishin), night hag, oni (spirit, void yai), protean (imentesh, keketar), qlippoth (chernobue, cynthigot, iathovos, thulgaunt), rakshasa (dandaduka, maharaja, marai, standard, tataka), sceaduinar, shinigami, shining child, titan (elysian, hekatonkheires, thanatotic), xacarba.
UNDEAD: devourer, lich, nightshade (all varieties), some penanggalen, tzitzimitl, some vampires, winterwight.

About the legendary medium:

Spoiler:
In earlier versions, the revelation medium could swap boons for revelations when the medium wishes, because they are both of the same level of power. Later on, it was decided to change things so that the archetype switches the ability to gain boons with the ability to gain revelations. As a late change, I forgot to update the stat block for the legendary medium. I made sure I’d changed all the other stat blocks in relation to later changes in archetypes, covenants etc. This one slipped through, and for that I apologise!
You can use the stat block as is, or replace the boons that he has with revelations, and replace the Extra Boon feats if you wish.

I’m really glad you asked your questions, because it highlights where I went wrong. Can’t be perfect all the time! I hope my reply helps!

Thanks for the new influence ideas! I’ll have a think about them... Btw, jyoti and evil titans are also anti-divine.
Should there be a compilation of Covenant Magic and More Covenant Magic, possibly with other Purple Duck classes, I’m sure these mistakes will be dealth with. I’m also sure that your influence suggestions will be taken into account. :)


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Hi The Xiao. Thanks for your kind comments.

I'll endeavour to answer your questions, but one in particular requires some research. I'll try to answer all by the end of the weekend, so that the answers are all together!


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It's a maximum RDN. Creighton is excellent at finding appropriate art (to fill space). :)


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Good luck to anyone who takes part. Creighton is great to work with!


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Great thread! :-)

Endzeitgeist wrote:
Tons of practical XP with many of them, will get back to it (and reviewing) once rl stops kicking my behind.

I hope you are up and running soon EZG!


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My hard copy has arrived! :)


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Matt Thomason wrote:
...stuff...

Good luck, Matt! :)


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Send a private message to Wintergreen here. He is Dave Harrison, Venture Captain for the UK.


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I've just learned that Floor Jansen, previously of After Forever, is Nightwish's new singer. How do they compare to Nightwish?


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Hi. My sidecart says that I have one item in my sidecart (which is correct), Pact Magic Unbound vol 2.
However, the book isn't listed in the sidecart, nor is it included in the Example Shipment page. Anyone know why?


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Hmm... there are a few spoilers here. I hope that someone hides those later.


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I hope people are enjoying this book!

Big thanks to everyone involved, especially to David Nicholas Ross for his advice. It was great to see what the artists did!

PDG don't include favoured class bonuses with their stat blocks, so here are my recommendations:

Spoiler:
* Goblin Medium 3 (CR 2): 3 FC points. One on hp, +2 increasing covenant/SLA damage by +1.

* Dwarf Medium 4 (CR 3): 4 FC points. 0 on hp, +4 went on increasing Concentration bonus by +4.

* Half-elf Medium 5 (CR 4): 5 FC points. 5 on hp.

* Human Medium 6 (CR 5): 6 FC points. 6 on hp.

* Sea Hag Medium 5 (CR 7): 5 FC points. 5 on hp.

* Unicorn Medium 7 (CR 8): 7 FC points. 7 on hp.

* Hobgoblin Medium 10 (CR 9): 10 FC points. +10 increasing covenant/SLA damage by +10.

* Human Trance Warrior 10 (CR 9): 10 FC points. 10 on hp.

* Elf Medium 13 (CR 12): 13 FC points. 5 on hp, 8 on 4 extra SLAs, as follows: +1 1st, +2 2nd, +1 3rd. I suggest adding: arcane lock, bless, enthrall, and remove curse to SLAs known. (Note that enthral can’t be used in a trance.)

* Human Inner Eye Fighter 13 (CR 12): 13 FC points. 13 on hp.

* Half-Orc Antipaladin 3/Medium 13 (CR 15): 13 FC points. 13 on hp.

* Legendary Elf Medium 20 (CR 19): 20 FC points. 4 on hp, 16 on 8 extra SLAs, as follows: +2 1st, +1 2nd, +2 3rd, +1 4th, +2 5th. I suggest adding: arcane lock, identify, dimensional anchor, planar adaptation, plane shift, restful sleep, speak with dead, and unholy blight to SLAs known.


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idilippy wrote:

For creatures I would second Dark Fey, the Midgard Bestiary, and the Tome of Horrors Complete (the three I own) from that list. I'd add to that the fantastic Book of Monster Templates and 101 Not So Simple Monster Templates by Rite Publishing, both of which add lots of great options to modify existing creatures.

As for me, as a DM primarily I would like to see more NPC stats, particularly books of monsters with class levels, and I'm always eager to find more books with treasures for my players to find. I think I am pretty full of player races, classes, archetypes, and feats (far, far too many feats as is for me).

Idilippy, I second the recommendation for 101 Not So Simple Monster Templates.

When it comes to NPC stats and monsters with class levels, have you heard of Scions of Evil and the 100% Crunch line from Raging Swan Press?


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I like it, but think it's for NPCs/other monsters.

If GMing a game, I'd not allow it for PCs because I don't usually allow evil PCs. Maybe for a Way of the Wicked campaign.

Maybe you should re-post your question in the (off-topic) Ask James Jacobs thread?


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I'm surprised that he's been at Paizo for six years!! Only seems like last week! (Exaggeration.)

Best wishes for you both!


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Thanks, James.


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Hi James,
Could we please have:

* Proper rules for building our own troop units.

* A moratorium on demons for at least 2-3 years. I'm enjoying Wrath of the Righteous, but a break from demons for a while would be nice!

* Critical weakness removed from the robot subtype. IMO it gimps them too much and besides, robots are less squishy than flesh and blood creatures.


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Looks like I should have posted in the Ask James Jacobs thread instead, so I'll do that now! :-)


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Some of the following books may be of interest to you, Rachel.

100% crunch line by Raging Swan Press.


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I pm'd Endzeitgeist about this thread earlier. Hopefully he'll post in it at some point!


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If you like, Torbyne. Wish away! :)


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* Have proper rules for building our own troop units.

* Have a moratorium on demons for at least 2-3 years. I'm enjoying Wrath of the Righteous, but a break would be nice!

* Remove critical weakness from the robot subtype. IMO it gimps them too much and besides, robots are less squishy than flesh and blood creatures.


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Just a suggestion. Be very careful what you post here. If anyone's employers reads this there may be negative consequences for you.


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Nick, I imagine its because they included quite a few mythic demons and other creatures in the Mythic hardback, knowing it would accompany the AP.


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The bypassing DR rule was optional in the Beta rules, IIRC, but became "official" later on.

Also IIRC that somewhere years ago, the higher DR numbers eg. 20/30 etc were lowered from 3.0 to 3.5 because so that cohorts, companions and summoned monsters could overcome it.


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In Pact Magic Unbound volume 1, there is a spirit called Sevnoir that you can bind that causes fear effects, and you can regain hp once per round when you hit something. (Note that another class with an archetype that lets you bind spirits could also bind it.

In addition, something coming out this month might also fit your needs. Legendary Classes: More Covenant Magic, a supplement to Legendary Classes: Covenant Magic, has the deathly fear influence.


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Hi all, good luck with the project, but can I suggest that you rename the medium class? Purple Duck Games already has a published class called the medium. To potentially avoid confusion, it might be helpful to do so!


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Because it attacks with a broken scimitar and a claw, OR it can attack with two claws.
When a creature uses a manufactured weapon, its natural attacks become secondary natural attacks, and apply a -5 attack penalty (although if the creature qualifies for and has the feat Multiattack, the -5 reduces to -2).
Does that help?

Edit: Hawktitan, you're right. Had a brain fart.


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You could try using hero points (from the APG), but give more to the oracle character.


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YAY! :)


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Review posted.


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I now have the green light to talk about something: More Covenant Magic, a supplement to Legendary Classes: Covenant Magic. It's just finished editing, and contains 16 new influences, 27 new covenants, over a dozen archetypes, and more! If you like Covenant Magic, you'll like More Covenant Magic too! :-)

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