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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32. Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Tales Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 7,082 posts (9,981 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

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! ;)

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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. :)-

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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...

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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. :)

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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. :)

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Any idea when the Audiobook for this will become available?

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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?

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Takeyabue wrote:

Looks like the backlog is beginning to emerge if you are willing to deal with Audible (and by ownership) Amazon.

From Audible release sent out by email today:
Start Your Adventure Today and
Pathfinder Tales search on Audible

15 volumes plus the two previously released.

That helps, but there's still no Beyond the Pool of Stars. Except for Firesoul, I've already read all of the other books that have just been released as audiobooks, so I guess I'll be getting that one instead of BtPoS. :/

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flash_cxxi wrote:
James Sutter wrote:
I believe that the audiobook versions of the new releases are scheduled to hit at roughly the same time as the print version. So Beyond the Pool of Stars should be any day now.
Is "any day now" liable to be soon? It's still not available yet... :/

And a week later it's still not available. grrr...

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James Sutter wrote:
I believe that the audiobook versions of the new releases are scheduled to hit at roughly the same time as the print version. So Beyond the Pool of Stars should be any day now.

Is "any day now" liable to be soon? It's still not available yet... :/

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Chris A Jackson wrote:
Itchy wrote:
However, all the accents and voices in the Harry Potter audiobooks (which ARE excellent) are all UK accents. I would imagine that it is difficult to find a person who can rapidly switch between drastically different cultural accents.

Listen to the R.C.Bray audio of "The Martian". The guy does about a dozen accents, and really good voices. I had an audio trilogy done by a good actor, Jeff Breslauer, who did all the voices beautifully. Hard to find a good one, maybe, but they are out there.

That said, I really am looking forward to the audio of Pirate's Prophesy. Can't imagine Torius Vin with a British accent...we'll see.

I also really enjoyed the narration of The Martian. It's not a book I normally would have picked up (I only did so because of the hype surrounding it), but R.C. Bray's narration really made me enjoy it more than I thought I would (even to the point where I'm considering going to see the movie).

I can't wait to hear Pirate's Prophesy either, it's the upcoming PFT novel I'm most looking forward to. :D

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

How long after a physical book releases are we expecting to see the Audiobooks available? I finished Liar's Island this morning, and wanted to start on Beyond the Pool of Stars, but when I went to get it from Audible with my credit it's not yet available (although I do have my physical copy, I can't read that in the car on my way to and from work).

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Also, he pronounces Paizo wrong???

How do you pronounce "Paizo"?
We pronounce it to rhyme with "pie dough."

He pronounces it "Pay-zo"
I'm Australian, and I've always pronounced it "Pie-zo", and British English isn't that far removed from our pronunciation of things (or vice versa if you want to get technical).

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The. Female. Characters. All. Speak. As. If. They. Have. A. Problem. With. The. Language. And. Need. To. Speak. Very. Slowly.

I wasn't a fan of Liverpudlian Radovan, but I stuck with it and saw it through. It wasn't too bad, but Liar's island wasn't good at all (the narration, not the story... the story was great, I love Tim Pratt's work).

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Very sad news indeed. Mike was always a favourite of mine back in the olden days. I loved interacting with him on the boards and was always eager to see what new things he was up to.
He will be sorely missed. :'(

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

OOOOOOOOOOO... Do I sense some tension in the ranks?

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

Hi Guys, can I please cancel my Pathfinder Battles Subscription and could you please remove the Lost Coast stuff from my current pending order.

Sorry for the late notice, I thought I still had another week before the e-mails were meant to come out.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

I have the last Update from N.R.G. Listed as the 1st of September. A two month gap, which isn't the longest gap in updates I've ever seen on an overdue project. (It was a call for final address changes for the Sinbad project btw, hardly something a company shutting up shop would be asking for).
And the last Update from their Sinbad project was 7 days ago, stating that the product was 99% complete, and that they were only waiting on a few incidentals such as ISBN before it went to print proof stage.
I'm not saying it's *not* dead, but there's still a while to wait before calling it on this one.

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I'm honestly not sure Starfox.
The Rock itself would be fine. I'm not sure how the picture would go though. It's not painted on, it's a print (totally flat, glossy surface). I believe it would be fine, but that's just me having a guess, and I wouldn't want you to ruin your picture over my best guess.

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Yeah no problem, I'm already waiting so it's no bother for me. :)

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Yeah, I'm coming. :D

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