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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Star Voter. Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 3,419 posts (3,426 including aliases). 4 reviews. 2 lists. 1 wishlist. 3 aliases.


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Okay, so that charge went through all the way, and I'm really confused.

The email I got on 8/4 said it would use $313.47 of store credit, leaving me with $36.10.

However, when my package showed up, it had an invoice for $270.82, yet the full $313.47 was deducted from my store credit.

Now, that mystery charge of $125.90 that was supposed to expire went through as two separate charges, for $96.26 and $28.19 (which is $124.45, *about* $125.90). And it didn't use the outstanding store credit.

Can you check what's going on here? It seems like I'm missing about $43 in store credit, and have a erroneous charge for $124.45.

thanks :)
-burt


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Andrew Betts wrote:
Lissa Guillet wrote:
Ed Reppert wrote:
I'm mildly surprised there's someone here who knows what telnet is. :-)
Really? How else are you supposed to get to a MUD.
I miss good MUDs

Hell, I miss good BBSes.


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Axial wrote:
We already know that Paizo's gonna use the hell out of this book in their modules and APs.

Not just Paizo :)


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IxionZero wrote:
Leo_Negri wrote:

Even without an Iron Gods AP themed set, I still want a set with a Gargantuan Annihilator Robot as a case incentive though. ;-)

You and me both, heh.

Me too! That was one of the things I threw at my players during our playtesting of the mythic stuff - four mythic annihilator robots.

It was very cool.

(It also made me unhappy with mythic time stop as a GM :)


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Am I the only one that read To the moderators! the same way To the Batplane! would be read?

Quick, Robin! To the moderators! They'll delete this diabolical dialogue!!


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Reggie wrote:

Eric wrote: I'm off to drink some wiiiiiiiiiiiiine!

Does that make tonight's lucky spice paprika?

It's the happiest spice in the world!

Oh, and Reggie, isn't that a beautiful car?


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Jim Groves wrote:
Super! That is wonderful. It will help my short term cash flow. That's all I need!

In the past when I've had that problem (can't imagine why) I've used a card that will fail authorization - and then just switched cards when I could cover it.

That way I won't forget and have it, for example, drain my account of my mortgage payment :)


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I use these Stanley organizers:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G1CUK0

They work great on many levels:

  • They are relatively inexpensive (about $16 each)
  • They stack
  • The interior buckets are removable, so I can quickly create a "travel kit" of minis by pulling from different cases
  • The top is clear so I can see what's in it

Sometimes I'll remove some of the interior buckets entirely to make a larger space, for example for my ogres and large elementals.

In any event, I've tried a number of solutions (Plano fishing tackle boxes (my second choice), shoe boxes, other small part boxes, this Rolykit thing, Reaper mini storage boxes, etc. etc.) and I'm far happier with the Stanley ones than any others I've tried over the years.

I have one per campaign that I use to hold the "PCs and current/upcoming encounters," and over a dozen others holding sorted minis, which I try to group by category (PCs, undead, animals/vermin, humanoids, and so forth).


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Matthew Trent wrote:
Perhaps someday paizo will join this decade and let us dl files as PDFs directly. I'm on my way to gencon and would like to lead this doc on my phone. Alas Paizo loves us not.

Why not just use an unzip app?


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Any insight on how long before the hardcovers are back in stock?


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Ancient necro is ancient.

As a GM, I like black blade quite a bit. One of my players is going to go with that in the new campaign, and it's going to fit the campaign perfectly.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Oh, who knows, really. Probably something inane. "I like pastries" is probably the closest anyone will come to the truth.

I at first read that as "I like pasties" and went, Uh, what? Oh. Oops.


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I am not Paizo, but as I recall, if you've used the card in the past, they won't authorize it again.

NOT that I've ever been in the same boat. *koff*


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Heck, not even the old "Cthulhu/Nehwon" D&DG books are all *that* valuable, and those date back how many years?

Sure, they're worth more than the later printings, but it's not like you'll ever get rich off rare printings of RPGs :)


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Creature Swarm for the win!

(one of my favorite templates :)


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Ah! I didn't consider that scenario.

Thanks!!

-b


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Magda Luckbender wrote:
* There's a world of difference between a high level character that's been worked up via many sessions, compared to a high level character created at high level. Characters who level up 'organically' will tend to be more effective, better built, and easier to play.

This. A thousand times this.

I've run both one-off high-level games and long, long running games that have gone to a very high level, and I detest games where people create a high level character from scratch, as the amount of unrealistic min-maxing that goes on literally disgusts me.

On the other hand, the uber-high-level games where the players played all the way through were a blast.

When I used to run high-level tables at conventions with pre-gen characters, players often complained that I used straight classes without the usual min-max level dips often seen in high-level 3.5e builds, but it made for a much more realistic, enjoyable table.

In any event, not an issue for a level 3-5 table :)

(however, if you do want a significantly higher-level game, I recommend Tomb of the Iron Medusa quite highly - it's a very well done dungeon crawl for level 14, which avoids some of the issues with high-level one-off games. If you want more old school and slightly lower level, the Temple of Final Sacrement in Rappan Athuk is pretty darn good and has a definite Tomb of Horrors vibe. It's for about level 10.)


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heheheh

Ah, to have such troubles :)


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Can you check what's up with my account?

As expected, I paid for the August shipment with carefully hoarded store credit, leaving a minimal balance ($36.10).

However, an authorization for $125.90 just showed up in my bank account, and I can't figure out what it's for.

Can you poke around and let me know what's up? I can't figure out what condition would leave me with a store balance *and* charge my bank account.

thanks :)
-burt


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I've always been partial to The Feast of Ravenmoor which is for level 3.

All depends on your group. That one has an excellent mix of roleplaying, investigation, and combat, in my opinion.

Be careful of the endgame, however, as it can get deadly for an inexperienced group - make darn sure they don't split up :)


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Maybe they get a better deal through a FLGS. Maybe they get better shipping and/or pricing from an alternate vendor. Who knows?


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hehehe

Feels weird to be referred to as "that guy" :)


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*ack* *thphth*

(fights fingers away from keyboard)


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I dunno. I've always been philosophical about exactly why I'm there as a GM. Am I really there to defeat the PCs in the best way possible with my resources at hand, given the strictures of how those resources can be used?

Or am I there to ensure they have the most enjoyable time possible at the table, regardless of whether I took an optimal path in defeating them?

I've never seen the point in doing un-fun things at the table, even if they would be 100% full-bore logical. Pathfinder, and especially PFS, is not a simulation, so any sort of "well, XYZ would do ABC in a real circumstance" falls flat for me.

That's why I'm not a huge rules stickler, and that's why I try my best to run a game that the players want to come back to rather than one that they walk away from going, "well, that sucked."

Circumstances vary. Of course any of the well-known killer modules is different - those serve a very different master, and players who themselves are ruining the fun of the table must also be dealt with.

But in short, I think the onus is on us as GMs to ensure the game is fun, for whatever definition of fun is most relevant for the given table.


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Itchy wrote:

Currently at $21,000. I want to reach at least $32,000 for the players guide!

aside: I got my Rise of the Drow books yesterday. I am very glad that I got in early for a hardcover book of this adventure!

heheh

Now that's just kicking a man when he's down :)


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It's a shame; if it were actual physical stuff, I'd be all over it, but I can't justify spending all that for PDFs.

But, you guys have been successful without my help, so congratulations :)


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Personally, I'd really like to see more of the creatures from the epic SRD. Most of my favorites have not yet been seen in Pathfinder:

Atropal
Devastation Vermin
Elemental, Primal
Genius Loci
Gibbering Orb
Gloom
Legendary Animal (should have been a template, but wasn't)
Living Vault
Paragon Creature (template)
Pseudonatural Creature (template)
Ruin Swarm
Thorciasid
Umbral Blot (Blackball)
Uvuudaum

They're almost all creatures I've used - a half-dozen or so of them were particular favorites of mine, and a couple (like the pseudonatural and paragon templates) were go-to elements for me.

One of my favorites ever, though, was the umbral blot with ninja levels.

I never quite got around to using an atropal or the devastation vermin; both were crazy powerful. Maybe next time :)

(unfortunately, with the existence of the mythic rules and the infamous "CR cap", it's unlikely I'll see official versions of most of my favorites)


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And with this release, someone absolutely must do the MST3K version.


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That's ... that's awesome!!


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Either way, I'm glad I did. I can still remember being on the fence about it, as I was extremely annoyed at the untimely death of The Dragon; I seem to recall signing up as much out of annoyance at WoTC as anything else.

(My recollection is that The Dragon was the only consistently good D&D material coming out at the time, and WoTC was insane to shoot it in the head. The reason why they did so is obvious in hindsight :)


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I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'm not at the end of the shipping again, but unfortunately there's a correlation between how large the shipment is and how long it is before it's shipped.

But ... I've been lucky before!


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Majuba wrote:
gbonehead wrote:
Thankfully the charter part of it's not too hard to keep. Now, superscriber ... that can be quite painful at times.

Yes - I hadn't noticed it went away at first when a couple more lines were added to the requirements... although... the Golem Glow doesn't seem quite as bright as it used to. Well down from it now, but..

The Charter STAYS! :)

Psst... Sara Marie - think you could get the okay to share the current #?

+1 from me on that :)


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jalroy wrote:
When I played Confirmation and our group killed the minatour, I got the GM to approve a minatour drinking horn on my chronicle sheet.

They say nothing can cut a minotaur horn. Are you sure that's a minotaur horn?


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TOZ wrote:
They would be wrong on the internet.

:)


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heheh .... I was going to say it was probably "Rule 34 Productions" or something like that :)


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Sniggevert wrote:
gbonehead wrote:

I couldn't possibly have any idea what you all are talking about. Now, my wife on the other hand ... she might have a very good idea what you're talking about ...

(She has asked me repeatedly when enough minis will be enough :)

When it's enough obviously...

They'll take my charter from me when I go broke or quit the hobby...hopefully neither happens...

Thankfully the charter part of it's not too hard to keep. Now, superscriber ... that can be quite painful at times.


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From the looks of it, most of the stretch and add-on items are PDF-only ... am I reading it correctly?

thanks :)


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I couldn't possibly have any idea what you all are talking about. Now, my wife on the other hand ... she might have a very good idea what you're talking about ...

(She has asked me repeatedly when enough minis will be enough :)


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TOZ wrote:
Ah, double-checked the product description and answered my own question. Guess I should research more and post less.

Some would say simply the latter would be sufficient :)


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Erik Mona wrote:
Samy wrote:
Well, if this product sells ten times the average Campaign Setting book, I'm sure we'll eventually get an Ultimate Technology.

Me too.

I am not buying 10 copies to make this happen.

(five maybe. but definitely not 10)


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I just started this recently; I've been running a campaign using Paizo materials for a while now, and they hit 9th level at the northern edge of the Forest of Hope. I plopped the whole thing on the shore of Avalon Bay between Thrushmoor and Caliphas as something that's been idle but recently more active. Not a perfect fit, but they were in Ustalav after doing the first two parts of Carrion Crown so it was convenient.

How they got where they are:

  • The Haunting of Harrowstone.
  • Feast at Ravenmoor
  • Trial of the Beast
  • Overland journey from Leipstadt to Tamrivena then by river from Tamrivena to Kavapesta and the headwaters of the Senir River (I had a blast with a wandering group of 8 scarecrows)
  • I plopped Turtleback Ferry and the Hook Mountain Massacre (RotRL) at the head of the Senir, but without any hooks after Fort Rannick, though I really would have liked to throw Black Magga at them. Maybe later :)
  • Quick journey over the mountains and downriver to Thrushmoor
I haven't modified any of the CRs of the encounters, so they cheerfully obliterated a small group of bandits that didn't realize how badly they'd be outgunned by the PCs.

They've run into the Fethine Party (Area 2), and from there to the Black Fane (Area 3) and from there to dungeon level 1A. Yesterday they started at Room 8 (which they's scouted using arcane eye at the end of the previous game), and they just defeated the three vrocks in area 13.

There's a couple dwarves in the party, and they're antsy to take on the troll nest in Area 4; on the way I'll probably have them run into cultists from Area 25 (The Cloister of the Frog). I also can't wait for them to run into the froghemoth.

I'm not planning on being very nice in the Bloodways (level 9D) but it's not that hard and I don't want to do the full grind - that would make it take FOREVER.

---

I'm going to treat it as a sandbox and occasionally send them on other "missions" (Paizo modules) as the mood takes me and when I like the modules, though the new format makes that a bit harder to do.


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Hm ... all this kinda begs the question ... should traps have more significance?

We're running through Rappan Athuk right now (as in I'm running it and they're hitting all the traps :) ... they're having a blast, but I'm pretty darn sure they'll be taking some ranks in Disable Device next time they level up (and lamenting the fact that nobody in the group has Disable Device as a class skill).

(That's different than PFS, however - it's a lot easier to develop synergy between the game and the PCs in a home game.)

So I guess a better question would be "does anyone think traps should play a larger role in PFS than they currently do?"


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I like my jar of leeches. Though it truly is a pain to lug around with my 10 Strength :)


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I blame cosmic rays.


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Hey, I just noticed Sharaya Customer Service Ray of Funshine!

Though personally I like Sharaya Customer Service Ray of 1d6 Fire Damage better :)


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Oh hell, what's a couple tons of books between friends?


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Alas, no signed DMGs here, but do I have the original artwork for the cover for A History of Ashes :)


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I should really start keeping track. This question has come up repeatedly over the years.

I can start this weekend! I've got games on both Friday *and* Sunday!

(I'm pretty sure the longest battle in rounds I can remember was something like 40-50 rounds long, versus a ruin swarm. I'd have to dig out the old initiative card to be sure.)


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Sara Marie wrote:
gbonehead wrote:

And now for a totally unscientific, baseless observation: about a year later, of the 16 identifiable Charter Subscribers in this thread, one is no longer.

So, based on Gorbacz's comment and using Fermi estimation (yeah, I'm an XKCD fan :), one could guess there's now roughly 15/16*1000 = 938 Charter Subscribers.

I'm always curious about such things :)

Interesting.

Heheh

Well, certainly interesting for me. I'm sure you can just do a query and get the actual number, so it might be less interesting for you :)

Edit: I bought a store (sort of) on eBay once. Once.


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Note: Art Lobdell fixed my PFS number for me for the three scenarios but not the character number.

If you're so inclined and can fix Elliana to be 12012-2, that would be awesome. If not, no matter - that was a one shot using a pregen so I'm not worried about it.

Thanks!

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