Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Depora Azrinae

kevin_video's page

Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Society Member. 1,948 posts (1,949 including aliases). 5 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 4 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


RSS

1 to 50 of 1,948 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
Qadira

LessPopMoreFizz wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
If we're talking hybrids, I'd like to see a monk/cleric holy fist hybrid. One that has a punch that gets past DR X/good or evil based on their alignment instead of magic.
You mean like this war priest archetype that got released last month?

Kind of. Like, it works, but there's nothing really to distinguish his unarmed attacks from a monks. He's a monk-3. Oh yippie. By the time you're 7th level, if you don't have a means of making your unarmed attacks "magic" you're doing something wrong. I mean, 3.5 had a trade out, why can't PF? At least give me a feat to mimic it. Give me speed, give me SR, give me "sacred bonuses". Something to make him not something trying to pretend that they're a monk or warpriest.

Qadira

If we're talking hybrids, I'd like to see a monk/cleric holy fist hybrid. One that has a punch that gets past DR X/good or evil based on their alignment instead of magic.

Qadira

Shadowborn wrote:
It's like dealing with the Internet. A lot of people are jerks. Eventually, you just learn to ignore them and move on, or the 'net becomes a place of eternal pain and suffering.

I don't know that, that's a good comparison. Depending on the site, you have upwards of 90% of the people you deal with there are trolls telling you that they're first or second, to go kill yourself, to stfu, pics or it didn't happen, you're not talented so just take off your clothes already and show off the goods, or to die in a fire. But yes, I do consider the 'net to essentially be a form of purgatory.

Qadira

Cyrad wrote:
I really wanted a magus/monk hybrid class. Now I gotta make my own.

Well before Paizo came up with the hybrid classes, these guys were designing them. They were very surprised that after all the versions they did, and praise they got on the forums, that Paizo didn't contact them and made the ACG, which they're still on the fence about. Check out their Arcane Fist monk/magus hybrid.

Qadira

DocShock wrote:
A rogue archetype where you trade in trapfinding for a TWF feat and a skill focus feat. It'd go a long way in making the rogue better at what he's supposed to be good at in trap-light campaigns.

In 3.5 there was a variant that had the rogue lose their sneak attack and gain feats as a fighter did. While sneak attack is nice, I wouldn't mind seeing a combat rogue.

Qadira

Shadowborn wrote:
Anthony's got the right of this. As a writer one needs to practice a sense of detachment (thick skin is usually the way this is termed). You're not your writing. Any good writer always puts a piece of themselves into the writing, but it's no longer attached, so to speak. So long as a person is critiquing your work in a constructive manner (not just telling you what's wrong, but why it's wrong and how to correct/improve it; not just saying they don't like it but expressing why it doesn't wow them so you at least can tell if it's something to be concerned about or just a personal opinion being expressed, etc.) you should accept it graciously.

And I can accept that without issue. It's the stuff in brackets that make me wince.

Qadira

James Sutter wrote:
We used to do Pathfinder Tales bookmarks as promotional items, but it's been a while. I'll see if it's something we can start up again.

That would be amazing. I'd have totally bought them back in the day if I'd known about them, even if they were just for promotional stuff.

Qadira

Naoki00 wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
Just thought of another one. DnD 3.5 had a battle sorcerer. It was 3/4 BAB, martial weapon proficiency, light armour proficiency, but was very limited in how many spells it knew and could cast per day. However, it still had all 9 levels. None of that "If you want higher BAB you're therefore limited to only level 6 spells". And it was still balanced.
lol, is it weird that I would prefer more 'class' abilities than to ever get spells above 4-6?

I suppose not, but I'm just tired of the same old argument that you have to give up all your spells, or at least the majority, to have any kind of martial ability. That's a cop-out. If 3.5 could do it without breaking the classes, so can Pathfinder.

Qadira

Just thought of another one. DnD 3.5 had a battle sorcerer. It was 3/4 BAB, martial weapon proficiency, light armour proficiency, but was very limited in how many spells it knew and could cast per day. However, it still had all 9 levels. None of that "If you want higher BAB you're therefore limited to only level 6 spells". And it was still balanced.

Qadira

Itchy wrote:

When I'm reading a book, I always take a subscription card out of a magazine, cut it in half and use one half for a bookmark. It does a fine job marking my place!

I get where you are going, though. It is nice to have a nice bookmark sometimes.

It really is. I'm extremely picky when it comes to bookmarks. Unlike some people where a piece of shredded paper is all they need, I require an actual bookmark that's pleasing to look at.

Qadira

This should probably be moved to the Paizo Products section, right alongside the Bestiary Wishlists.

Personally, I'd like to see the 3.5 archetypes and variations from their original campaign setting brought here. The main one being the full BAB cleric archetype with no domains. I know I'd want that one.

Qadira

Jeffrey Swank wrote:

That would be awesome Animator. I have been really pouring over the document. Updating its look, format, adding in racial traits, new class features, archetypes, magic items and such. =)

With such a huge document and so many creatures it might still be awhile before I get it completed.

Like they say, you can't rush genius.

Qadira

Whether I win or lose, my main concern, and I told this to Sean, was that we all get constructive criticism on our entries, regardless of how good or bad they are. Never having done this with you guys before I don't know how you usually do it, but I've sent other kind of entries in before and had them mercilessly torn asunder. It makes you hesitant of entering other contests with other people.

Qadira

I still read the dead tree versions of these novels, and I have to say that good bookmarks are extremely hard to find these days, or are very expensive. I would like to see some Paizo specific Pathfinder Tales bookmarks. After that, it'd be book to see some plain Pathfinder bookmarks. I'm surprised that no one's come up with this before now.

Please consider doing this.

Qadira

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Mike Welham wrote:
However, I don't have any kind of expectation of winning, let alone making the Top 5. I imagine we'll see a lot of creative monsters in this contest.

I have none either, and also believe that there'll be some interesting monsters.

This is literally my first ever attempt at doing something like this. I never do anything even remotely like this kind of thing. Leave that to the professionals. I blame Sean. He knows why too. :P

Qadira

Just finished watching Solomon Kan on Netflix. I know want the hellforged golem to be converted and brought back into a Pathfinder Bestiary.

Qadira

1 person marked this as a favorite.

The living lake is already stated up as a colossal ooze at CR 22. If the ones you guys are mentioning is a different creature altogether, it'll probably get a name change.

Qadira

MMCJawa wrote:
Edit: unless I am reading you wrong, and you actually mean that the current ratio of new stuff will remain the same, and you consider that current ratio to not have that much new stuff?

Yeah, I don't believe the ratio will be changing any time soon, other than to maybe fit a few extra already published monsters if it finishes those off and they don't have to worry about putting them in Bestiary 6.

MMCJawa wrote:
Dragonborn don't have many fans amongst the Paizo staff, So I expect the Wyvaran is the closest we will ever get. I am also confused on What you want out of a Paizo shifter? While I am not an expert on Eberron, Skinwalkers seem to pretty much occupy the same niche. Paizo can't do a one to one conversion for copyright reasons...if you find skinwalkers to be too different from Shifters, than any sort of Paizo adaptation of the other races won't be much better.

I'm aware that there's little love, and I don't understand why. They're perfectly viable. They just straight up refuse to give us a dragon race, and even nerfed the half-dragon. I say nerf because if you don't have racial HD, your breath weapon is forever going to be 1d6 1/day. Wow. I'm so scared of that. It took a whole bunch of people yipping at them to finally buckle and make a feat that's online only, and will never be published.

I just straight up don't understand their prejudice of dragon races. "PCs shouldn't be allowed to play them." That makes no sense. You finally allow dhampirs, but not draconic characters? Dhampirs and half-elementals are far more likely and acceptable? No, I don't buy it.

Skinwalkers don't have any real strength. If you go over their racial list, they'd be more powerful if they didn't change out their abilities. The point buy for their race is frightening. At least shifters you chose what you had at the beginning of the game, and took feats to gain extra abilities.

Qadira

I can honestly say that when Bestiary 5 comes out, I don't expect to see many new monsters. In fact, at least half of them should be the monsters from the PFS and standard modules. Without them being inside a core book like Bestiary 5, 3PP can't reference them in their game modules. I know from my own experience of trying. And there's a lot of monsters that still haven't been converted over from the original 3.5 ones Paizo did, and the new modules of late.

Qadira

Too late to edit my last post so I'll just add this here. I'd like to see more base races. Especially ones that we should have gotten, but didn't because they're kind of copyrighted, and Paizo apparently didn't want us to have them because it didn't fit in their world. The templated ones do, or the evil ones with HD do, but not a base race. Whatever. Putting them down here.

Dragonborn: Give it a different name, and we're good to know. They were around as a +0 template in 3.5, and were kept in 4th, but given a stupid backstory. Next still has them, and I'd like to see them here as well.

Fetch: Sometimes a male ghost is allowed to say good-bye to their beloved girlfriend/wife/female significant other one final time, and sometimes they're even allowed one last night in bed with them, allowing the lady to become pregnant, via the blessings of a deity. This, if a fetch. Think the Spawn series. The deity doesn't have to be good. They wouldn't be that different from a dhampir for abilities, vulnerabilities, etc, but they could try.
There was a Ghost Elf in 3.5 as well.

Half-Doppelganger: I miss the 3.5 changeling so much. They made for the most fun rogue builds. Especially diplomacers and infiltrators.

Shifter: We've got lycanthrope skinwalkers, but not shifters?

Crucians and Tortles: Welcome back, Ninja Turtles.

Phanatons: Flying squirrel people. How could that not be fun to play?

EDIT: A couple of official giant races would be nice too.

Qadira

Set wrote:
Mechagamera wrote:
Add my vote for more outer planes dragons, although in the spirit of the hellfire wyrm, I think it might be cooler to have outer planes templates for dragons--then if the fiends get lucky, they might corrupt a gold dragon to get a hellfire gold dragon, and vice versa, Heaven might have a redeemed radiant red dragon guarding the gates.

Templates for heavenly or elysian or infernal or abyssal or first world or shadow plane or astral or elemental earth or maelstrom or Axis/clockwork/inevitable dragons might be much more generally useful than just a dragon type for each plane.

For that matter, the 'simple' templates were a serviceable generalized approximation to save wordcount, back in the day, but perhaps it's time for more specific (and not so 'simple') 'fiendish' and 'celestial' and 'half fiend' and 'half celestial' templates, differentiating between demonic and diabolic and daemonic and kyton-ic and qlippothic and angelic and archonic and azatan creatures.

A 'fiendish' (or half-fiend!) dire bear from the plane of shadow, that's been modified by Kyton surgeries and torments, should be a somewhat different beastie (certainly not mechanically identical, as they currently are!) than a 'fiendish' (or half-fiend) dire bear from the qlippoth-haunted depths of the Abyss, where even demons fear to tread.

This kind of brings us back to 3.5 style which thankfully the fiendish book kind of took from. With that book you had variants on the half-fiend template (succubus, babau, balor, etc). I'd love to see something like that done for the half-celestials.

That being said, in 3.5 there was a half-fiend variant book for MMI that could be downloaded (not now because the site's been completely changed and nothing 3.5 exists on there any more), and you could have a kraken succubus if you wanted, and it was perfectly viable. In various modules, namely the Savage Tide, we learned of another variant succubus, the alu-demon, and the lemorian (sentient creature turned INTO a partial fiend). I agree, I'd like to see more like that.

For regular creatures who were surrounded by pollution and magic, you had the arcane-blood, the corrupted, the poisonous, and the stoneboned creature templates.

Variant templates would be great. I miss the web mummy (an undead that's wrapped up in a spider's webbing), the lichfiend (an evil outsider that gained lichdom), and the necromental (undead elemental). Also, give me back the half-golems.
Heck, my favourite template for the braggarty game-breaking players who held absolutely no value on any character's life, and was the absolute worst kind of showboating min-maxer, was the Aleax. You pissed off a god, a construct version of you hunted you down until you were dead. Its special ability was no other character could touch it. One-on-one only. Loved it. However, it did have the side effect of possibly making the min-maxer a broken character if it defeated the thing.

Qadira

Rambear wrote:
Well, I just plugged it in to the Monster Builder on d20pfsrd and added 8 HD. Besides it adding size increase it wasn't all that bad.

I forgot that, that even existed. The only problem I have with that is it's not 100% accurate. Maybe 80%. You still have to do skills, sometimes saves, and additional attacks gained from base attacks. Some are more accurate than others, depending on the creature. It's possible Gary used that too. Never know.

Qadira

Rambear wrote:

How did you get to those numbers on the advanced Ara Matra?

I assumed you used the monster creation table: Creature Hit die and take the CR-1 for outsiders? (ie, 14 at CR 12, 18 at CR 14 and 20 at CR 16)

Personally, I rather thnk the CR and HD tables are confusing as Asmodeus' playground, and do not wholly apply to Angels to begin with.

Look at the Planetar, which at CR 16 only has 17 HD.

You could also argue that you would use the monster advancement table.

http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/prd/monsters/monsterAdvancement.html

According to that table you would need to go up 80 hp (which would equate to 7.7 HD), meaning you could even go to 22 HD for Ara Matra, or would that be too radical an assumption?

Other question, the only class who would benefit from Helbrand in the campaign I am running is an Inquisitor. Seems giving him a bane weapon is rather silly. Any idea how to re-skin Helbrand?

To answer the first question: that'd be too radical an assumption. The to-hit and saves would make him more powerful than a CR 16 is. But yes, I did look at the creation table, and it's the only way I know people have used it. I wish it was as easy as 3.5 where it stated that +2 HD = +1 CR for outsiders, or +1 HD = +1 CR for class levels. That'd make life so much simpler. And it's more than just HD that make a CR. It's what they're AC, saves, resistances, damage, ability scores, etc are as well. If we truly went with the advancement table, a golem would never be more than a CR 10 or 12 because their saves and hp are stupid low.

For the other question, just change Bane to Truebane. It's 3.5 and is a +3 ability, which makes the weapon all the better. The ability reads: When wielded, the weapon begins as a 'Bane' weapon vs. the wielder's creature type. At the end of any round the weapon injures a creauture, it changes to a 'Bane' weapon vs. the last creature it injured for 1 round. If the weapon goes 1 round without injuring a creature, it reverts back to being 'Bane' vs. the wielder's creature type.
It's 3.5 so you could argue that the weapon property is expensive and drop it to a +2 instead.

Qadira

I got Mark of Purple Duck Games to post the Archangel template on his wiki site.

Qadira

Vaellen wrote:
I made Ara Mathra a planetar with the advanced template and the PCs still killed him fairly easily.

Somehow it seems wrong that your players could take on a CR 17 with AC 36.

I just looked up the planetar. It's missing its 4th attack as well. That seems rather odd to me. Did Paizo forget that at BAB 16 you get a 4th strike?

Qadira

I've finally come to realize why Ara Mathra has been sitting wrong with so many of us all this time, and why the Sunlord IS the better choice for a substitute. Math. Ara Mathra isn't CR 16, he's CR 14. The advancement isn't enough. He should have 20 HD, not 18. Also, the AC is missing 1 natural armor per HD. So at 20 HD it should be three higher than what it is, and at current it's still 1 natural armor too low. That being said, at 18 HD, Ara Mathra should have four attacks, not just three. Another reason he doesn't seem to hold up.

While the suggestion for the stronger Sunlord is probably a good fit, it's not completely balanced. It's guess work at converting a 3.5 npc. I make this suggestion instead, and what I've told my friend who's taken over the campaign to do. Keep Ara Mathra as-is, but with proper adjustments (ie. +1 natural armor, add 4th attack, +2 SR, etc). He's CR 14. However, to make him a proper CR 16, add the +2 CR Archangel template from 4 Winds/Purple Duck Games's Tome of Monsters. The elemental immunities won't add to anything, but fast healing 10 and Holy Word at-will, definitely shall. Having it 3/day is nice, but at-will is better.

Description Quote: "A deity will occasionally select an angel or archon to take a position of leadership among his brethren. The archangel – or metatron, as they are sometimes called – may be in command over all angels of its type, or more commonly in charge of a squadron set to a certain task. More often than not, the archangel acts as a mediator between its deity and mortals or other angels or archons. A number of mortals mistakenly believe the archangel speaking to them is the voice of their god, when ultimately all the metatron is doing is delivering a message."

That is perfect, in my eyes.

Qadira

Awesome. It looks like we're back to basics with this one. Can't wait.

Qadira

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Handed in my monster. Now I get to play the nail-biting waiting game.

Qadira

Dragon78 wrote:
A creature similar to the puss n' boots fairy tale, make him small size with the swashbuckler's panache ability and fencing grace as a bonus feat. I think he would make an interesting fey creature around CR4-6 range.

It was done in a 3PP book, and is called the Puss in Boots. It's a CG small CR 4 magical beast. Its special ability is called "smooth talker".

EDIT: You can find it here.

Qadira

Anthony Adam wrote:
Just in case, here is the link again, it seems to be the same.

The link ended up being different than the one I had originally used, so I got a different version, and this one had the Godflesh on it. Downloaded it as well.

Qadira

Anthony Adam wrote:

Yup, it's in the golems (A-L) column, row 48 at time of posting this message (as more golems get requested/added, it may move down a few rows).

All the golems are grouped together as the name is most like to appear in a bestiary, e.g. instead of "Godflesh Golem", it is listed as "Golem, Godflesh" so if you are looking for anything you request, do check the last word as well as alphabetically :)

I know how to look stuff up that's categorized, I just don't see it. I must be clicking on an old link because it goes Frost-Forged Steel at the end of page 11 and then Malachite on page 12. The one I'm on seems to skip G to L.

Qadira

Anthony Adam wrote:

I have finally gotten through all the 2013 posts in this thread, the spreadsheet is looking wickedly full already - but I still have 8 more months of posts to catch up with. The previous share links should all point to the updated sheet :)

I managed to get through another 8 modules last night as well, so I have now worked through about a quarter of the modules adding those to the list.

Hope you are finding it useful - it's certainly given me quite a few ideas for monsters to design :)

You might get to it on the second run, but on Dec 11/13 I mentioned a request for the Godflesh Golem. I repeated the request in Aug 2014. Just making note as I didn't see it on the compiled list.

Qadira

Skaeren wrote:

For which dragon?

Cryptic dragon
Imagos Dragon
Keris Dragon
Lorican Dragon
Scourge Dragon

How about all the above?

Qadira

Jeffrey Swank wrote:
Not sure how much I can divulge here, but it is getting a MAJOR overhaul and update of epic proportions! Stay tuned!

Awesome. Can't wait.

Qadira

Having a look at the Advanced Classes Guide, I can see a 2nd edition with lots of updates being added. My main question, because I'm going to allow the gunslinger back into my game thanks to the Bolt Ace archetype is this: Where are the changes for the Weapon proficiencies and Gunsmith? None of the new class features replace this. It seems that despite they "never soil their hands with powder or feel the sting of gun smoke" they still start off knowing how to use all forms of firearms, a broken gun worth 4d10, and the Gunsmithing feat. What?

Qadira

I also suggest the Apprentice pdf from RGG.

Qadira

Dotting.

Qadira

JiCi wrote:

Hmmm... any monster that remains to be added for 3.5?

- Arrowhawk
- Ethereal Filcher
- Ethereal Marauder
- Fungus, Shrieker
- Fungus, Violet Fungus
- Grimlock
- Ravid

Those are all monsters that are open-sourced, but not converted into a Bestiary yet.

I've love to see the open-sourced epic monsters converted into a bestiary. A couple have been done, and are titans, but more are required.

Qadira

We've got different vampires, I'd like to see different liches. Namely a frost or ice lich, and a darke lich (shadows/darkness). Change it up some.

Qadira

Nate Z wrote:
Why can't I back-order the print/PDF bundle? I click on it, but my cart doesn't change.

It's not available yet. Only Book 7 can be done that way right now.

Qadira

Was just wondering, are any of the ones from the Wayfinder magazine in these mixes as well? There's only a few.

Qadira

Prodigalson wrote:

I'm about to have the final push and finish up the module this weekend, then move onto module two. A few thoughts for DM's running this:

** spoiler omitted **...

It's unfortunate that D&D holds the sole rights to the creatures mentioned, but thankfully someone got around that and made a Book of Forbidden Lore, and converted specific creatures. Legally you still can't use them for published materials, but there's stopping you from using them in a homebrew game. Of course you're always welcome to use the original names too.

Could always make the bat people werebat illithid. That's even more frightening. Brain eaten, or contract lycanthropy. Lose/lose, really.

Hopefully Book 3 will be out soon so you won't have to divert the characters much, but there's lots of pregen adventures with spiders and/or goblins. There's even a raksasha that takes over a gnome community adventure.

Qadira

Banesfinger wrote:

A question regarding Antharia Regina (silver dragon):

The text on page 82, as well as the map on page 79, shows the dragon is perched invisible on the lesser spire.

Yet, the "tactics" text in her stat-block (page 85) says she is in disguise (as a typical knight) alongside her daughter the princess.

Clarification?

I saw that too. I figured it was just options based on how well or poorly the PCs did. Regina wouldn't want her daughter to be taken out by mooks and will likely fight alongside her if things get hairy.

Qadira

More golems. For Bestiary 5, I'd like to see the half-golems make a comeback. And, it's 3.0 open license, I'd like to see the Godflesh Golem from Requiem for a God get updated.

Qadira

Dragon78 wrote:
They could make the Gloom a type of darkfolk.

That could probably work.

Qadira

I'd love to see the Gloom brought back. Those were cool epic assassins. They'll be a lower CR and likely won't get epic weapons, but that's fine. Just having them back in general would be nice.

Qadira

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Axial wrote:
But why would you want you want to totally obliterate Talingarde? You wouldn't even have anything left to rule.

Some people just want to watch the world burn.

Qadira

I was hoping I'd eventually see this book on the site to buy.

Qadira

Jeffrey 'Zerzix' Swank wrote:
Ha! That looks cool. I'll take a more detailed look when I get home.

Cool. Got a player that'd like to try it. Told her that probably the best way, besides being the monster, would be to go tiefling succubus bloodline (there's a 3PP pdf for that) with the phoenix sorcerer bloodline. At least until you do this up.

Qadira

Got a new one for you Zerzix. Wanna see what you can do with a half-phoenix succubus.

1 to 50 of 1,948 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.