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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32. Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,097 posts (10,015 including aliases). 3 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 55 aliases.


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Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

James Sutter wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:

I have a question regarding the Audiobooks on Audible.

I know that some people (in the US) are already listening to their copies, and they have told me that the release date for it said the 15th of August. I went searching for it yesterday to use my monthly Credit on it, but I can't find it anywhere (in the AU Audible Store).
I've searched for Starspawn, Star Spawn, Pathfinder, Pathfinder Tales... nothing.

Are there different regional release dates for the Audiobooks, and if so, why?

Hmm... I'll have to check with Macmillan and see what's up with that. Are the other Pathfinder Tales novels showing up for you?

Yep, all of the other books are showing up without issue.

I did have a problem a few months ago with another PFTales book showing up a few weeks after the actual book released as well. I'm not sure if other regions got that book earlier than I could access it though. The other audiobooks, I've been in the middle of "reading" other books when they released, and didn't get them straight away when the Dead Tree became available, so I'm not sure if it's an isolated or ongoing problem, as I only have a small sample set to work with, sorry.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I have a question regarding the Audiobooks on Audible.

I know that some people (in the US) are already listening to their copies, and they have told me that the release date for it said the 15th of August. I went searching for it yesterday to use my monthly Credit on it, but I can't find it anywhere (in the AU Audible Store).
I've searched for Starspawn, Star Spawn, Pathfinder, Pathfinder Tales... nothing.

Are there different regional release dates for the Audiobooks, and if so, why?

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Sharoth wrote:
Hey there flash_cxxi! Welcome back! We have missed you.

Hey Sharoth. Don't get used to me, I'm still time poor and keeping up with FAWTL takes way more brainpower than I currently have at my disposal. lol

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*sigh* I hate realising how stupid I actually am.

Just bought two books from here and realised that if I had of actually started and then stopped a subscription (once they shipped), I could have had the corresponding .pdfs for free as well. :(

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Celestial Healer wrote:
The niftiest item in the hoard is probably the cloak of the yeti. Constant endure elements in cold weather, +1 natural armor bonus, +2 on intimidate checks with the hood drawn up. Gaelin could use it, but so could virtually anybody else in the party, and I don't want to be greedy.

It is a nifty item. While Ecaterina would certainly benefit from the +1 Natural Armour, she already has Endure Elements (Cold) permanently active, so I feel it's a waste and should go to someone else.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Unseen Servant is the only spell on my spell list (and I apparently can't copy spells from a Spellbook), so that's the only scroll I can use.
I'd like the Silver Dagger (although if anyone else wants the centipede poison they're welcome to it) though, just 'cause even though it's not MW, it seems like something that would appeal to Ecaterina.
That's all for me. :)

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I hate posting from my phone. That's why I initially gave up on my PbPs, because I just couldn't dedicate the additional time it would have taken for all my PbPs. But that's just me, if you've made it work Pat then I take my hat off to you.

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Celestial Healer wrote:
GM hinted there may be scrolls in the case, but I may be misremembering.

OOO... depending on the spells, those I can use and would be interested in. :)

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Celestial Healer wrote:
Dungeon Monkey wrote:

Ionnia grimaces when she hears of Penelopy's watery demise

"She made a good stew. I know there'll be a lot of lonely menfolk behind the jakes of the Silver Stoat next Saturday night. "

She sighs

"Well at least I won't have to listen about people's change going missing and angry wives' rants about strange rashes on their husbands anymore"

*snort*

Yes, I had a chuckle at that as well. :)

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Celestial Healer wrote:

Group loot has not been divvied up. If there are things you can make use of, by all means. Only loot Gaelin has taken so far was a cold iron longword.

120 gp
Rohkar's corpse yields A finely-crafted set of leather armor, a very nice crossbow, a nicely-made short sword, three vials containing oily substances, 15 gp, a blue potion (healing), a white fur cloak, a slim book with the simple legend: 'spells' written on it, a necklace with an amulet with what looks to be a blank black face, and a ring of several keys With the key I mentioned previously on it, and a scroll tube.
A gold ingot stamped with the Taldan Royal seal
A spyglass
three small tiger eye gens
fine leather boots of a smallish make
A silver dagger
A leather portfolio containing a sheaf of parchment
Donsby's gear: +1 handaxe, composite longbow, 12 arrows, wicked dagger

Some things may still need to be identified.

Cool, thanks. I can Detect magic on anything that needs it and depending on how long we are in town for, I can also Identify anything that needs it. Depending on what the others are after, I would be happy with either of the Daggers. I don't think I can use the Spellbook, and depending on what of the items are magical (if any) she possibly might be interested. Also, is there anything on the parchment in the leather portfolio, or is it blank? She might be interested in that as well to store her paper in depending on whether it would be better than a scroll case.

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Not asking for handouts or special considerations, but I'm just double checking that Ecaterina didn't end up with anything fancy from the adventures; money, items, etc... I doubt she would have since she was a bot for the majority of time so far, but I'm updating my sheet and just wanted to make sure there's nothing I need to add.

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jeremiah dodson 812 wrote:
If I wanted to play a min-maxed fighter build then I wouldn't be choosing a Halfling. I'm playing the race and class because I want to make a character who has to overcome certain obstacles and learn to be more creative about how to achieve victory. He doesn't do things as well as other fighters but he has his own advantages. He doesn't move as quickly but its hard argue his proficiency at holding off a hoard of enemies in a narrow tunnel. He doesn't hit as hard but he has enough charisma to utilize some successful intimidate or diplomacy rolls to possibly shift the course of battle. I've never said a Halfling Fighter is as good as a human fighter in terms of
...

If people are going to complain about me not min-maxing a set of stats and instead building a "Character" to "Roleplay", then those aren't the kind of people that I want to game with. I play Characters, not uber maximised walking stat blocks. Yes, of course I try to optimise where I can, but that is a secondary consideration. I play Pathfinder (or almost any other RPG) to Play a Role, not to Fill a Hole.

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I've played small melee before and loved it. Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't do something you want to do purely because it's not an "acceptable" use of that character/class/race. If you want to do it, and it's within the rules, then you play exactly what you want to play.
Big John Lonnigan
Xôc Xôc
The Herald of Death

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Mothman wrote:
Gives me a chance to play a cleric - which I do too rarely - rather than my fall back position of arcane caster.

I've tried playing Healers in MMOs and failed miserably. I can never heal people on time, as I'm usually too focused on killing things. :(

And then there was that one time in a Pen and Paper game that I tried to stabilise a party member and failed 4 heal checks in a row (I wasn't playing a healer, I was playing a TANK. After he died, I realised that I could have simply poured a healing potion down his unconscious throat and all would have been good... :/

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Yeah, sorry to throw a spanner in the works. I totally didn't realise that Pat was botting Ecaterina along. I figured he would have just written her out. If I had of known sooner, I would have rejoined 6 months ago when I got my internet back. :(

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Mothman wrote:
I've heard of them - did they have some relation to Pearl Jam? But not familiar with them.

Yeah, they're basically the band members of Pearl Jam with Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) on vocals. They only had one album, but with that talent you know they're good before you even hear them play.

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I'm gonna pistol whip the next person who says shenanigans! ;)

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Yeah, it's a nice day today. Last week was bloody cold though.

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Reedalvan wrote:
(By the way, I pronounce it "reed-AL-van", if folk want to hear it in their head the way I do. In a PbP, it doesn't matter much... we're all reading the same thing!)

That's the way I was pronouncing it for myself. :)

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Does the Lightning Guild have lodgings available too?

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

On a side note... You are truly crazy Pat!
I've only posted small things from my iPhone here and there, and it drives me absolutely mental every time. How you're running everything from you phone astounds me...

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I guess since no one else has commented, and Moth seems happy, that everyone is OK with my Dusk Elf stats?

So I'll finalise my character tonight and post it up.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:

Players and their characters :

Flash Calita Survension None Chosen

It will be Lightning Guild. St. Cuthbert's is just a little too on the Lawful side for my liking. :)

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Mothman wrote:

Looks pretty balanced against drow or aasimar - into the 'advanced' range according to the Race Builder, but not at the top end of this range. Looks fine to me.

Does the Skar have the same stats as short sword or is it different in some way?

What's the background of Dusk Elves? Are they an offshoot of drow, or of standard elves? Are they underground dwellers?

Thanks Moth.

The Skar has the same stats as a short sword. It's kind of a ritualistic large knife in their society.

My Homebrew setting is primarily an aerial setting. The ruling classes of the 4 continents are all airborne races, and the ground based races are all subservient to them. One of the continents is ruled by winged Elves (I had originally called them Avariel, since at the time of my writing, I was basing the world heavily off aspects of the Forgotten Realms, but I am probably going to revise that name now). This society was split into two cultures, the Avariel of the lowlands and forests, and the Dusk Avariel of the mountains. Avariel had Elves as their primary servitor race, and Dusk Avariel had Drow as theirs.
Looking at my old setting material now, I can see a lot of room for improvement on what I had created, including the personalisation of some aspects of each society. The Dusk Elves are one example of this, as on my world (Conchord), they aren't deep dwellers. They do live underground, but closer to the surface, in large complexes inside mountains (very similar to Dwarven culture, although the entrances to the mountain complexes are high up, rather than at the bases). They are also the public face of the Dusk Avariel, with a large percentage of them being diplomats and merchants.
Psionics are also found on Conchord, one of the major races (the Ssintex, kind of winged snake men of my own creation) are heavily psionically attuned. Hence my use of Mindblade is also a valid choice from a fluff perspective.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Hi guys,

Toying around with my character background and wanted to have my character come from my own Homebrew setting, so I dug out my old setting material and had a fiddle with some of the old racial stats I had done (I made everything waaaaay pre-Advanced Race Guide).

So I've come up with this, based off the Drow, which fits in with the setting much better than straight Drow does.

Feel free to pick it apart and veto if you wish, but Pat said I have to get your OK to play it. :)

Dusk Elf Racial Traits
+2 Dexterity, +2 Charisma, –2 Constitution: Dusk Elves are nimble and mercantile but their nimbleness means that their bodies are somewhat frail.
Elf: Dusk Elves are humanoids with the elf subtype.
Medium: Dusk Elves are Medium creatures and receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Normal Speed: Dusk Elves have a base speed of 30 feet.
Darkvision: Dusk Elves can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
Elven Immunities: Dusk Elves are immune to magic sleep effects and gain a +2 racial bonus on saving throws against enchantment spells and effects.
Keen Senses: Dusk Elves gain a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks.
Poison Use: Dusk Elves are skilled in the use of poison and never risk accidentally poisoning themselves.
Spell Resistance: Dusk Elves possess spell resistance equal to 6 plus their class levels.
Spell-like Abilities: A Dusk Elf can cast detect magic, feather fall, and levitate, once each per day, using her total character level as her caster level.
Weapon Familiarity: Dusk Elves are proficient with the hand crossbow, whip, and Skar (short sword).
Languages: Dusk Elves begin play speaking Elven and Common. Dusk Elves with high Intelligence scores can choose from the following languages: Abyssal, Aklo, Auran, Common, Draconic, Dusk Elf Sign Language, Gnome, or Terran.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Pat, I sent you a PM.

Feel free to tell me to pull my head in. :)-

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Orla Pentastone wrote:
DWARVES RULE! *Chugs a pint of mead*

lol... You'll be happy to note that I am still tossing up whether or not to take Ancestral Grudge as an alternate trait. ;)

Orla Pentastone wrote:
I like to play a Cleric that can be in the middle of the fight so she can do more than just healing.

Have you considered a Warpriest?

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Slowly getting there. It's been a bit slow at work, so I've been putting ideas together, ready to implement when I get home. :)

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Orla Pentastone wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
You could drop Dex down to 14. Then you can bump Cha up to 13 and qualify for all your feats.
Yea looks like unless I wanna change the race this is gonna be the best solution drops my AC a little, but we all gotta make sacrifices.

Nah, don't change you race just for that. I agree with CH, either leave it as is, or get it to 13. If you want your character to be a Dwarf, then make her a Dwarf. Don't sacrifice story and character for stats and numbers. When creating a character, I always look at story first, stats second. Doesn't mean I still don't try and optimise as much as I can, but I play a lot of slightly sub-par character concepts because of it and it doesn't bother me at all.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I won't get a chance to do much more until Friday, but I have that day off, so I'll get it done then.

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Woran wrote:
Or maybe some weird multiclass.

Weird multi-class is my specialty. :)

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Ken Marable wrote:

Of course, now I'm wondering about ranged character ideas. Always wanted to try out a thrower - either fun times like a Captain America-style shield thrower or a character that makes prodigious use of Throw Anything. Hurm... a modron who is still trying to comprehend what is and isn't a weapon, so it carries around lots of random items that it throws - quite effectively - at enemies.

Blarg! Too many fun ideas! Just might need to stat up both ideas and see which has a more interesting background & personality occur to me.

Ken, if you're interested in a Shield Thrower, I created a specific shield for this a few years ago on this Blog Mythopoeic Rambling. There are a bunch of Shield ideas for you as well, but the shield you're after is the Razor Shield (which was on March 3rd as you're scrolling down. :)

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Mothman wrote:
I imagine Flash's mindblade and my character will be different enough in personality and ability that each will be distinct.

I thought so too. :)

lol... Plus a little healthy competition in the Magus arena never hurt anybody. ;)

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Mothman wrote:
Woran wrote:

I think Thiefling would give more oppurtunities for roleplay with the whole horn/tail thing, combined with the fact that thieflings are pretty much despised.

Meanwhile, trying to decide on a class before expanding on the background. I'm usually the type that waits to see what the party does, and then adds to it.

So far we have a Sorcerer(?), two Magi, Rogue, Oracle and a kind of custom melee build for the Jotun.
It means we have a lot of bases covered, except maybe another ranged option.
Is there a class the other players really want in the party?

I like the idea of the tiefling 'growing into' the horns and tail etc. too.

I like the idea of the Tiefling growing up and the visual changes that entails too. I was going to make my character very young as well until I saw your background ideas and decided against it.

Mothman wrote:
Assuming our fire gnome and cat girl both end up going sorcerer, it looks like we have arcane casting pretty well covered, though no full progression arcane caster. Melee should be well covered, I agree that (non-magical) ranged is a bit lacking. With such a large party, our oracle will be hard pressed to keep everyone healed up (assuming an oracle of the dark tapestry even cares much for healing), so another character who can heal might be good (though I notice we have an alternate with a cleric prepared...)

I looked at party composition too before I decided to include a second Magus in the party (Magus is my favourite class, and I always have at least one concept in mind for them at all times). I thought that with a (probable) Sorcerer/Wizard and two Magi, we would have Arcane casting well covered, with both of the Magi helping to cover Melee with the Jotun as well. One Rogue was enough, but with Myriana not going full Rogue, possibly another Skill Monkey may be useful as well (Investigator would be a possible good fit, I very nearly went down that path myself).

I agree that another Healer may very well come in handy ,but I think that a Warpriest or Paladin (or even another Oracle) would work just as well as a full tilt Cleric. I am terrible at playing Healer types. I once killed a fellow PC in a Pen & Paper game because I kept failing Heal checks to stabalise, when I could have simply poured a healing potion down their throat and saved them instantly...

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lol... I've thought about a lot of things. I always have at least half a dozen builds I want to try out at any one time. :)

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Mothman wrote:

I get 14 also on checking your math; that makes it not over powered I would think.

The android traits seem like a good choice in my opinion. I assume you would change the wording of the 'constructed' trait to treat modrons as outsiders and constructs rather than humanoids and constructs.

I agree with Moth. Looks good and not too overpowered (it's on par with the other native outsider races).

I like the Android trait as well, makes it simple, but I too would change it to outsiders and constructs, rather than humanoids and constructs.

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Theta Thief wrote:
Thanks for any and all information!

Yes

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
My game-fu is sloppy, no one will ever mistake me for a rules-stickler, and none of my games could be played PFS style. But I am a fairly consistent GM, and I like to think I do a decent job of making sure everyone has a good time.

You're much better at rules than you give yourself credit for Pat.

And you're an awesome DM. :)

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I currently have a stack of books sitting here in front of me, trying to come up with something truly worthy of a Dungeon Monkey PbP, and the esteemed company that comes with that territory.

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Theta Thief wrote:
Edit: Also I know you said something along the line of "It's Sigil play what you want." But are there really no restrictions on race and class? Don't worry I like sticking to the core races aside from the occasional Changeling or Merfolk. I'm just more interested to know what classes and what Archtypes we are allowed to play. I will however wait on creating my character until the total party composition comes out. I like to be a team player and fill in needed roles, even healers. In fact I kinda enjoy playing healers. If only cause I like making them hit like trains at the same time lol.

Pat is pretty forgiving as far as making allowances for exactly the character you want to play (of course, he always reserves the right to veto something if it doesn't fit with the story). Just look at some of the weird things he's let me play in the past ;)

Lady Bethany Archaise
Stheno the Red Shadow

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Now... what weird and wonderful character concept can I saddle Pat with this time around? >:)

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Here you go flash

I see I am going to have my work cut out for me!

Thanks guys. :)

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OK... This is awesome! Thanks for showing me this Mark and Pat. :)

You're nuts Rags!
I've put this into a Word .doc and it's already 43 pages in 10 point Arial with no line spaces. 8O

I'm definitely looking forward to reading more on your take of Bethany. :)

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Mark Thomas 66 wrote:
Hey flash!

It's a shame you're not playing this one, it would be great to play with you again. :)

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Mark Thomas 66 wrote:
Hey flash! When you get the chance read Justin's journal. :)

OK, you've got me interested. What is it and where can I find it?

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Mothman wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:

Holy F!+%ing S%@+balls!!!

Have I been out of the Paizo loop that long? It's great to see you back Mothy! :D
Hey man, how's things?

Not too bad. How's life treating you nowadays?

I checked to make sure, but you're not back on Facebook yet, are you?

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Holy F%#*ing S%%$balls!!!
Have I been out of the Paizo loop that long? It's great to see you back Mothy! :D

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Any idea when the Audiobook for this will become available?

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Just so you guys are aware, searching for Pathfinder or Pathfinder Tales on Audible only brings up the original 17 releases, not any of the new ones. I had been wanting to pick up Forge of Ashes, and literally only just checked Audible yesterday by searching Pathfinder Tales, and when it didn't show up, I spent my monthly credit on another book.

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James Sutter wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
I also find it interesting that an audiobook for The Redemption Engine was done (at least at this stage, I'm assuming one will be done in the future), but not for Death's Heretic? I would have guessed that starting with the first book in the series would have been a better idea?
There's a very specific logic behind that choice that will be revealed in January. But trust me, you'll like it. ;)

Cool, thanks for the clarification. I wasn't having a dig with that statement, I was just curious as to the reasoning.

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