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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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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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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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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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* 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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If so, there's a particular stat block I wouldn't mind seeing.


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Here it is, a CR 4 kobold graveknight!

I wonder how many people will use this?!

Spoiler:

KOBOLD WARRIOR GRAVEKNIGHT CR 4 (XP 1,200)
Shadows veil what lurks within the dark, imposing armour of this figure, though two piercing eyes gaze from its closed visor.
Kobold warrior 5 graveknight
LE Small undead (augmented kobold, reptilian)
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +16
Aura sacrilegeous aura (30 ft.)
Sacrilegious Aura (Su) This aura functions as a desecrate spell and the graveknight’s armour acts as an altar. Any creature that attempts to summon positive energy must make a concentration check DC 15. If the check fails the effect is expended but does not function.
AC 23, touch 12, flat-footed 22
(+6 armour, +1 Dex, +5 natural, +1 size)
hp 62 (5 HD+35)
Fort +9, Ref +4, Will +4
Defensive Abilities channel resistance +4, rejuvenation; DR magic/10; Immune acid, cold, electricity, undead traits; SR 15
Weakness light sensitivity
Speed 20 ft. (armor), base speed 30 ft.
Melee mwk greatsword +13 (2d4+6/19-20 plus 1d6 acid)
Special Attacks channel destruction, devastating blast, undead mastery
Devastating Blast (Su [standard; 3/day]) The graveknight unleashes a 30 ft. cone of acid; 2d6 acid; DC 15 Reflex halves.
Undead Mastery (Su [standard; at will]) The graveknight can bend any undead creatures within 50 ft. to its will. Each undead must make a DC 15 Will save or fall under its control. This control is permanent for unintelligent undead, but an intelligent undead can make a new save each day to throw off the control. A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected by the same graveknight’s undead mastery for 24 hours. This graveknight can control 25 HD of undead.
Abilities Str 16, Dex 12, Con —, Int 13, Wis 12, Cha 16
Base Atk +5; CMB +7; CMD 18
SQ crafty (bonuses included), phantom mount, ruinous revivification
Phantom Mount (Su [standard; 1/hour]) A graveknight can summon a skeletal horse similar to a phantom steed, but with these modified statistics (AC 18, hp 12, speed 40 ft.).
Feats Combat Reflexes, Improved InitiativeB, Mounted CombatB, Ride-By AttackB, ToughnessB, Weapon Focus (greatsword), Vital Strike
Skills as above plus Craft (trapmaking) +6, Intimidate +19, Perception +16, Profession (miner) +6, Ride +12, Stealth +11
Languages Common, Draconic
Gear mwk breastplate, mwk greatsword, other treasure worth 1,700 gp.


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If so, I'd like to hear from you. I've been working on some archetypes and need some help thinking of names for them.


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There is a spell that causes a stony arm to spring out of the ground and attempts to hold a single target immobile. I think it's level 1. Where did I see it? (It might be from a previous edition of the game.) Anyone remember?


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There is a special double-length IT Crowd episode this Friday, Channel 4 at 9 pm (UK only). Hope it's good! :-)


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Just wondering. Is the caster proficient with his iron body, and if not, would Heavy Armor Proficiency grant proficiency? Otherwise, that's a hefty penalty on attacks!


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Jubilex (TOHC) is the Demon Lord of Oozes, but not mold.

Is there an OGL arch-fiend of mold, or could Jubilex's interests include mold?


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Just wondering, are there any Pathfinder 3pp prcs that have divine spellcasting like the 3.5 Ur-Priest PrC?
Please note: I'm not asking as a player but as a DM.


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If so, what's Threat Vector like?
The last book of his I bought was The Teeth of the Tiger, and I found it disappointing.

Also, the following info from his Wikipedia page:

Spoiler:

Red Rabbit (2002)In the early 1980s, CIA analyst Ryan aids in the defection of a Soviet officer who knows of a plan to assassinate Pope John Paul II.The Teeth of the Tiger (2003)Jack Ryan's son, Jack Ryan, Jr., becomes an intelligence analyst, and then a field consultant, for The Campus, an off-the-books intelligence agency with the freedom to discreetly assassinate individuals "who threaten national security", following the end of the Jack Ryan Sr. presidential administration. This book of the Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy introduces Ryan's son and two nephews as heirs to his spook-legacy.Dead or Alive (2010, with Grant Blackwood)The story picks up where The Teeth of the Tiger left off with Jack Ryan, Jr. and The Campus trying to catch a terrorist known as "The Emir".Against All Enemies (2011, with Peter Telep)A terrorist bombing in Pakistan wipes out Max Moore’s entire CIA team. As the only survivor, the former Navy SEAL plunges deeper into the treacherous tribal lands to find the terrorist cell, but what he discovers there leads him to a much darker conspiracy in an unexpected part of the globe — the United States/Mexico border.Locked On (Dec 2011, with Mark Greaney)While Jack Ryan Jr. trains to become a field operative within The Campus, his father campaigns for re-election as President of the United States. A devout enemy of Jack Sr. launches a privately funded vendetta to discredit him, while a corrupt Pakistani general has entered into a deadly pact with a fanatical terrorist to procure nuclear warheads.Search and Destroy (July 2012, with Peter Telep) (Cancelled)Threat Vector (Dec 2012, with Mark Greaney)Jack Ryan has only just moved back into the Oval Office when he is faced with a new international threat. An aborted coup in the People's Republic of China has left President Wei Zhen Lin with no choice but to agree with the expansionist policies of General Su Ke Quiang. They have declared the South China Sea a protectorate and are planning an invasion of Taiwan. The Ryan administration is determined to thwart China’s ambitions, but the stakes are dangerously high as a new breed of powerful Chinese anti-ship missiles endanger the US Navy's plans to protect the island. Meanwhile, Chinese cyber warfare experts have launched a devastating attack on American infrastructure.

Indicated that several of his last few books were co-written. Has he been unwell or something?


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If so, I could do with your help over something that relates to a video game, please.

I'm not going to say more in public.


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The Bestiary page 196 says, for lycanthropes
"Melee: A lycanthrope gains natural attacks in animal and hybrid forms according to the base animal."

The stats for a wereboar in Bestiary 2 has the wereboar with a bite attack as well as a gore attack. Boars and dire boars don't have bite attacks. So why would a wereboar get one? The quoted line doesn't mention it either. It's late where I am so pardon me if I missed something!


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Just wondering what mounts they use. Horses? If they have a wolf, then they can't use it as a mount until it becomes Large size.


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Anyone playing this game; or would like to?

The url is here.

It's a free-to-play multiplayer game where you can become a powerful lord of the castle, build a great empire with a flourishing economy and battle with your enemies.

If anyone does join (or is already playing), post below or PM me. It'll be good to recruit members to join an alliance, as there is strength in numbers and maybe we can help each other!

(I'm ericthecleric in that game!)


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A US family friend sent me a book about candy.

Some of the recipies call for corn syrup or light corn syrup. Since these aren't available in the UK, I wonder if anyone has any suggestions for using something else in place of those two?


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As the subject says, for anyone that isn't aware!


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I can't find anything about what an adamantine shield would cost. Anybody have an idea?


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Some creatures, such as babaus, ooze acid. Is there a way to make equipment resistant to acid- anything in the rules? (I don't mean an item that grants acid resistance to the wearer!) If there aren't any such options in the rules, what would people recommend?


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Just in case nobody noticed, people can now (preorder) certain Raging Swan print products directly through Paizo. Check the Products page to see!
(Creighton, I hope you don't mind the shout out! I wrote this in case anyone missed Liz C's posts!)


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click here and look down the page!


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Just curious as to what's been announced at Paizocon this year! Spill the beans, please!


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What magical equipment can an aboleth use? It's an odd shape, after all!


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Thought that title would grab attention!
Today I gifted the PDFs of the Core Rulebook and Bestiary to my friend in Africa. Dave is an old friend of mine whom I met at university. In late 2006 or 2007, he went to Africa on a VSO* (Voluntary Service Organisation) job, and has been there ever since. He’s an old gamer, and before he left the UK gave most of his gaming stuff, including 1e and 2e AD&D books, and a bunch of board games to a charity shop.
* I think the US equivalent is the Peace Corp.

The charity job ended last year and he’s busy with other things now, but while there he met a local widow at his church, and is now a proud father- two with her and her two kids from her previous marriage. A while ago, he downloaded the Beta book and liked it; he’s even run one game for his wife and her kids.

He’s a good guy, so that’s why I bought him the PDFs. I wouldn’t normally post anything like this, but just wondered if anybody else would like to gift him other PDFs. If anyone does, please PM me so I can coordinate. Hopefully he’ll appreciate it as thanks from the gaming community for the charity work he’s done!


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If you are and think you'll have space in your luggage, please get in touch!


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Just wondering. Can bugs- ie. spiders, crabs, and other creatures with an exoskeleton- be made into skeletons? What about zombies?


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Are the above games turn-based or not? When were they originally released (roughly)?


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So, here's a link to the dread ghast template, from the Advanced Bestiary.
Is this OK in PF terms (for monsters)?


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How long does the staggered condition last? (See Bestiary page 243)


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Now available!


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I'm interested to know- and hopefully chuckle at- stories where PCs have bought or found cursed items. Not ones about dust of choking and sneezing, or the other "useful" ones; more the items with quirky drawbacks and side-effects, and how that impacted play.


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So, dwarves typically use battleaxes, crossbows, warhammers and so on; elves typically use longswords, longbows, elven curve blades and so on. What are traditional weapons for gnomes?


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The standard costs for permanent spells, per the core rulebook, are as follows:
9th-level___2,500 gp
10th-level___5,000 gp
11th-level___7,500 gp
12th-level___10,000 gp
13th-level___12,500 gp
14th-level___15,000 gp
15th-level___17,500 gp
16th-level___20,000 gp
17th-level___22,500 gp
18th-level___25,000 gp

The other spells that can be made permanent in the UM are in line with the above, however, the following spells have incorrect GP costs or CL requirements:
loathsome veil is listed as CL 10, 7,500 gp
sanctify corpse is listed as CL 9, 500 gp
symbol of healing is listed as CL 10, 10,000 gp
symbol of scrying is listed as CL 13, 10,000 gp
symbol of slowing is listed as CL 11, 10,000 gp

What should the correct CL and gp costs be?


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I just found out about this yesterday, so thought I'd post the following as it will be of interest to some!

Golari-Con
17-18 September, Fan Boy Three's Golari-Con
Fan Boy Three, 17 Newton Street, Manchester, England

We had so much fun at PaizoCon UK in July we thought we'd schedule an entire weekend of Pathfinder Roleplaying, featuring the brand new three part introductory First Steps modules as well as a wide range of other brand new Season 3 modules like Frostfur Captives, Sewer Dragons of Absalom and Ghennet Manor Gauntlet, plus a few Season 1 and 2 favourites that many players won't have played. We're calling it Golari-Con and we'll have between five and seven tables running each slot.

Because of the additional costs in prepping for a mini-convention, we'll be charging £4 per session, £10 for just the Saturday or £15 for the entire weekend.

Interested in playing? Drop an e-mail to dave@fanboy3.co.uk with your character level and what modules you've played.

Interested in DM'ing? You'll earn £1 store credit per player per session just like at our regular events – just drop me a line as above

What: Fan Boy Three's Golari-Con
Where: Fan Boy Three, 17 Newton St, Manchester, England
When: September 17-18
How Much: £4 per session, £10 Saturday, £15 all weekend
Session Times: Saturday 10am, 2pm, 6pm; Sunday 11am, 3pm

Dave Salisbury
Fan Boy Three


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Just found this on the BBC website:

TORCHWOOD MIRACLE DAY - THURSDAY, 14 JULY, 21:00 ON BBC ONE

Two weeks away! :)


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The following parts of the Advanced Player’s Guide are NOT legal for play: ...Alchemist’s Brew Potion class ability (he receives Extra Bombs instead as a bonus feat)...”

What feat does a vivisectionist gain instead of Extra Bombs?


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As the subject asks, how long in game time does a typical PFS adventure take?


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So despite listing my collection of Dragon magazines (over 300) on ebay several times, there have been no takers. If anybody wants to pick them up from me, please post below! I’m in Cheshire, if that makes any difference for picking them up or not.

If someone wants to make me an offer for store credit here, that would be welcome. Alternatively, I only have one miniature, so if someone wanted to trade me some of their unwanted minis (say pre-painted ones to represent PCs and named NPCs, and various monsters) that would be good too.

On the other hand, if nobody wants to make an offer as to the above, or wants to pick them up for free, that’ll be OK if it helps get rid of them.


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If there are, please post below! There's something I'd like you to pick up for me.


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Note I think that Trial is an excellent adventure (which I finished reading last night)! Here's a few thoughts I had about it.

Why did the WW bother going to the effort of controlling the Beast and mucking up the Count’s home, when- given they have a wizard of at least 11th level- they could have got the Seasage item easily without all that effort?

I think the WW must have directly released the rust monsters in H2 (The Precarious Alchemy Workshop), rather than in J7 (The Secret Curios) else the RMs would have first encountered the iron stairs and destroyed them! ;-)

Comparing the Beast’s combat abilities with the big bad, it would seem that the PCs have to help the Beast, or the Beast will die and the PCs will have to endure a tougher fight without him.

Ie. Beast’s AC 24, hp 118, +21/+16/+11 atk (or needs 4+, 9+, and 14+ to hit AP) with hook, average damage 19 per blow (reduced to 9 after DR). So if one assumes roughly that he’ll hit the AP 1.5 times per round with the hook, he’ll be dealing 13.5 average damage to the AP per round, after taking account of the DR. (If it attacks the AP with its slams, it is even less effective against it!)

Ie. Aberrant Promethean AC 25, hp 117, +21 atk (or needs 3+ to hit Beast) with 2 slams, average damage 23 per blow (reduced to 18 after DR). If one assumes that it’ll hit the Beast twice per round, the beast is losing 36 hp on average per round. The Beast thus loses quickly, unless the PCs directly help by attacking the AP and/or buffing the Beast (and not just via the Bloodslave Thrall). I think it's intended that the (majority of) PCs fight the AP with the Beast, correct?


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Do alchemists cast arcane spells for purposes of the Arcane Strike feat?

Does the Arcane Strike bonus apply to natural weapons?

Does the natural armor bonus granted by a mutagen stack with the natural armor bonus provided by a polymorph spell and/or that of a monster race alchemist?

Regarding alchemists and polymorph. It seems that a master chymist with the feral mutagen, furious mutagen , and Improved Natural Attack (claws) feat have two claw attacks (for 2d6 damage) and bite attack (for 2d6) not counting damage bonuses from Strength and so on. If they polymorph into a girallon (using beast shape IV) , then they would have four claw attacks at (1d6) plus rend (1d6+(1.5xStr)) damage and the feral and furious mutagens become irrelevant, correct?

Polymorphed monsters retain supernatural attacks that don't depend on their forms, correct; eg. a ghoul would retain paralysis and disease and a green hag weakness, whereas a mummy would lose its despair ability but retain disease?


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When I visited California in the ’90s, there was a fudge shop in South Pasadena that made the best fudge ever. Does anyone know if the place still exists?

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