I tend to like dark stories so most of my choices are fairly grim stories.
In no particular order:
The Black Company by Glen Cook
Some less grim series I enjoyed:
Vlad Taltos by Steven Brust
I got notice that my order has shipped and my PDFs are available, but the PDF for the Bestiary Box isn't there. I pre-ordered it and I have the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game subscription, which I thought got me the free PDF. Am I wrong?
Thanks for any help
Our group has a couple of questions about the Paladins.
1: Does the damage from Smite Evil power (+1 damage per level vs. evil) stack with the damage bonus from a weapon with the Holy property (additional 2d6 of damage vs. evil)?
2: The description of the Divine Bond power for a weapon indicates it takes a standard action to invoke but similar abilities often can be invoked as a swift action or less (see examples below). Has the standard action requirement for the Divine Bond power been changed to a swift action?
A: Arcane Archer: Enhance Arrows power – automatic
Salem's Lot by Stephen King, read in one day, finished at 2am while in a college dorm, mostly deserted, on a Saturday night. When I turned out the lights to go to bed, after making very sure the door was locked, I glanced out the window of my 3rd floor dorm room and saw two glowing red lights. Scared the stuffing out of me! Turned out it was the digital alarm clock's reflection. Even so, if my room mate had returned from her party that night without her key, she would have had to sleep elsewhere. I wasn't inviting anyone or anything into my room that night! ;)
I found the answer I was looking for:
Each character begins play with a single favored class of his choosing—typically, this is the same class as the one he chooses at 1st level. Whenever a character gains a level in his favored class, he receives either + 1 hit point or + 1 skill rank. The choice of favored class cannot be changed once the character is created, and the choice of gaining a hit point or a skill rank each time a character gains a level (including his first level) cannot be changed once made for a particular level. Prestige classes (see Prestige Classes) can never be a favored class.
I read an interesting interview with GRR Martin on a travel site of all places.
Not sure how to link it so here is the full address:
http://www.smartertravel.com/blogs/today-in-travel/game-of-thrones-exclusiv e-george-martin-talks-season-the-winds-of-winter-and-real-world-influences- for-song-of-ice-and-fire.html?id=10593041
This came up in our game last night and looking at the official errata it still hasn't been officially addressed.
Has anyone else seen anything official other than the above quoted reply from Jason Bulmahn?
James Jacobs wrote:
The reason I let it go, as far as the invisibility part, is because the description of the wisp describes the invisibility occuring because the wisp extinguishes its natural glow, leaving just the transparent body, making it invisible. Coloring it would take away from the transparency, making it a little bit visible. Though since prestidigitation wouldn't effect it, it is a mote point.
My players were fighting a couple of will'o'wisps last session and the gnome sorcerer cast prestidigitation on a will'o'wisp to color it. They had killed one previously so the sorcerer knew that the wisp has a solid if transparent body. The purpose was to negate the natural invisibility of the transparent body by giving it color. I did think this was a clever idea to solve the problem of not being able to see the wisps.
I ruled that it worked, but upon closer inspection of the spell description for prestidigitation, I'm not sure if it should have because the spell specifies that "items" can be colored. I'm not sure if living creatures are items as far as the spell description is concerned. Should it work on living creatures or not, in your opinion?
I enjoyed reading you magic items. I especially like the Helpful Hound, one of my players has a gnome character who will love it.
I have a question about the treasureless map regarding:
"When the second command word is used, at the end of the spell’s duration anything stored in the extra-dimensional space appears on the surface where the pit was created."
Do the stored items appear on the surface where the original pit was created or is a new pit created with the second command word, enabling the transportation of the treasure rather than just the concealment of the treasure?
I too am sorry for your loss and thank you for your gift in her name.
C.S. Friedman's Coldfire trilogy.
Especially if she likes darker stories. The same goes for the Thomas Covenant series. The Black Company books by Glen Cook are another excellent if very dark series. It is written in 2 trilogies and a duology I believe.
I also recommend the Dragon Riders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey, the first 3 are a trilogy with an non-cliff hanger endpoint, several other entries pick up peripheral characters or just take place in the same world.
The Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop is very good. It does have adult themes in case she doesn't care for that type of story.
The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy by Guy Gavriel Kay, is excellent. As is the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony. Both series have been out a long time so I'm not sure if they are still in print.
Katherine Kurtz's Deryni series should be to her liking if she likes the Katherine Kerr books, I think.
I couldn't have said it better.
Even though we have already gone through The Stolen Lands, I can see a use for a lot of them in further adventures. I love the new artwork and all the added minis are fantastic.
I just placed order 1805103 and it says it was split into 3 parts that are orders 1820171, 1820170, and 1820169. It looks like two of then are orders for the tome of horrors and one is for nothing. It should only be one Tome of horrors. I just wanted to be sure I was only getting the one copy. I did want to have it held until my next subscription order.
Is it possible for a spellcaster to research a spell that is not on his class list of available spells but does exist on another character class’s spell list?
Listed below are a few examples that several characters in our current game are thinking about researching.
A Cleric who wants to research the spell “Gravity Bow”? This spell per the rules is only available to Rangers, Sorcerers, and Wizards as a first level spell.
A Magus who wants to research the spells “Gravity Bow” and “Lead Blades”? The “Lead Blades” spell per the rules is only available to Rangers as a first level spell.
Please note Magus does not want to use the Magus Arcana abilities Spell Blending or Broad Study to acquire the spells.
If the spell can be researched should the level of the spell be changed or remain the same.
"At 1st level, a magus can expend 1 point from his arcane
Does the above reference to level mean that a character must be a 5th level magus in order to get the +2 bonus or does it refer to character level. Would the arcane pool of a Fighter/Magus (4th/1st) grant a +2 enchantment bonus or only a +1 enchantment bonus?
I love trying microbrews when we travel, usually prefer wheat beers but have had some stouts that were very tasty. Unfortunately my memory isn't good enough to name any specifically.
Andre Norton wrote both fantasy and science fiction that I devoured as a pre-teen and teen. The first I read was "The Zero Stone" and I couldn't get enough of her books after that.
I also recommend the Sword of Shannara series by Terry Brooks and the Redwall series by Brian Jacques.
Cpt. Caboodle wrote:
According to the PRD it is entirely true:
Energy Immunity and VulnerabilityA creature with energy immunity never takes damage from that energy type. If a creature has fire immunity, it also has vulnerability to cold. If a creature has cold immunity, it also has vulnerability to fire. Vulnerability means the creature takes half again as much (+50%) damage as normal from that energy type, regardless of whether a saving throw is allowed or if the save is a success or failure.
The store is in Louisville, KY in a suburban area. I pass that store every weekday on my way to and from work. It is where I bought my hardcover of the core rule book. For some reason I have only been back one time since. I will have to make a point of going in again, check out what they have on hand, and buy something I have been thinking about but haven't yet purchased.
The group I play with is older and small and has been together for many years. We don't look for new players but it is nice to know that Pathfinder has enough support here to warrant the up front display.
It's not so much stupid (the involuntary condition) but WILLFULL IGNORANCE that gets my goat. I object, for example, to someone who frequently asks to be told what time it is rather than allow me to teach them how to read the clock for themselves when they are perfectly capable of learning.
Yep, from experience, turning a red dragon into a bunny rabbit pretty much ends the combat by the dragon. Two 1s in a row on the saves! We still laugh about it.
Would you find it cool or at least a kind of weird coincedence that I took a music appreciation class in college (Western KY Univ) from John Carpenter's father and then the next summer sold him a ticket to his son's movie "Escape from New York" at the theater where I was working?
A bit of trivia-Halloween was partially filmed in Bowling Green, KY, were WKU is located. I saw Halloween while I was in school there, which made it extra creepy to walk around there at night for awhile.
Warforged Gardener wrote:
WOW, that really fleshes out some of the NPCs. I really enjoyed the read.
Just finished "The Help" by Katherine Stockett on the recomendation of my parents. Fascinating, finished in 2 days.
Now reading "The Passage" by Justin Cronin about 100 pages in, interesting so far.
Next will be "Shadow Queen" and "Shalador's Lady" by Anne Bishop
Jane Lindskold's Firekeeper series about a girl raised by intellegent wolves.
The Noble Dead series by Barb and J. C. Hendee about a half vampire, vampire slayer and her elven assasin lover.
Others by Guy Gavriel Kay with very strong female characters are Song for Arbonne and the Fionavar Tapestry series. All of his, that I have read, have strong female characters.
Azure Bonds (Forgotten Realms book) by Jeff Grubb and Kate Novak
The Adventures of Hawk and Fisher books by Simon R. Green about a pair of city guards, one male and one female.
Thank you for your assistance.
I also have a new subscription that just started. I received volume #33 yesterday and My Subscriptions indicates that the next on I will receive is #35, skipping #34. Can you fix that please.
Also, I tried to purchase the PDF for Gnomes of Golarion but I wasn't getting the 15% Adventure Path Subscriber discount. Help please.