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I have no problem with two back to back Cheliax APs, even if both have related themes, what really bothers me (and will make re-evaluate my subscription) is the evil party thingy.


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Kalindlara wrote:
leo1925 wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Shattered Star has a cool one in book 3
Aargh, missed that one. Although I'd say that it's blurring the lines... have you read Book 6? ^_^
I have run the entire Shattered Star, i know of the prophecy in book 3 (very good story hook) but how it's blurring the lines?
** spoiler omitted **

What?

Shattered Star book 6 spoiler:
How does it come from one of the PCs?
EDIT:
How did i miss that?
It's the time glass artifact.
I really don't know how did i miss that, either i forgot it after i read it (when i was preparing for book 6) either i never read it.


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That sounds very very interesting, because it is going to be exams season for me when the kickstarter starts; can someone send me a PM and remind me to check it out?


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Kalindlara wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Shattered Star has a cool one in book 3
Aargh, missed that one. Although I'd say that it's blurring the lines... have you read Book 6? ^_^

I have run the entire Shattered Star, i know of the prophecy in book 3 (very good story hook) but how it's blurring the lines?


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Dave Gross wrote:
leo1925 wrote:

Ok, thank you both for answering.

Another question (this one goes to Dave Gross), since the Arnisant chapters in Master of Devils, any chance the count's father will cast awaken on Arnisant so that we can have more chapters with him in future books?

I wanted to give Arni a side quest in Queen of Thorns, using the fae creatures of Kyonin as something equivalent to the kami of Tian Xia. Alas, TPTB did not share my enthusiasm for an Arni mini-adventure sequel. That's not to say it can never happen, but I don't think the chances are good.

That's unfortunate, i really liked the dog's chapter.

Ross Byers wrote:
A whole Arni mini adventure might be too much, but maybe a two-page chapter or two?

Oh yes!!!

Or maybe a short story with Arni as the protagonist?


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Ok, thank you both for answering.

Another question (this one goes to Dave Gross), since the Arnisant chapters in Master of Devils, any chance the count's father will cast awaken on Arnisant so that we can have more chapters with him in future books?


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Dave Gross wrote:

I actually considered the question of why BCD didn't seek out a regeneration spell. In his case, it was a matter of pride (he couldn't do it himself) and guilt (because [spoiler] died when he lost the arm).

Especially since the bigger characters in MOD were inspired by the operatic world of wuxia fiction, that was more than enough reason for me.

That's pretty much what i had guessed, it fits the narrative of a wuxia story but this isn't what i asked. I asked how you deal with such an issue when writing a story, do you try to find reasons for not happening? do you alter the story a bit to explain it? something else?


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How do you feel when your story is... how should i say this... invalidated (or alter so much that it's not the same story) by an existing spell?

For example (no disrespect on the authors as i enjoyed both stories very much) in the Master of Devils having Burning Cloud Devil get himself a regenerate or in Plague of Shadows having the lich get himself a resurrection.

Again i enjoyed both stories i used as an example, i am just curious how do you deal with such a thing.


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The void dragon (Maukui's host) is missing his breath weapon entry, does anyone worked out it's stats?

Also what's the disable device DC to open the flesh doors in the dominion hive?


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Coridan wrote:
I really wanna go back to Darkmoon Vale, if not in an AP, then at least in a module. I like that region way more than Varisia.

Why? Was anyone left alive there?


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Dave Gross wrote:
leo1925 wrote:

This question goes more to Dave Gross but i welcome anyone with a good theory.

What is Burning Cloud Devil? The only thing i can definitely tell about him is that he's human.

While I never finished his character sheet except for spells and ability scores, I sketched out BCD as a ridiculously high-level monk/sorcerer. If the mythic rules had existed at the time, I'd have made him mythic for sure. He's one of several antagonists way above the boys' pay grade.

By ridiculously high-level monk/sorcerer you mean beyond 20, correct?

Because, when i was trying to stat him (you know for fun), the closest thing i could go for was a 15+ level gestalt monk and infernal sorcerer.


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This question goes more to Dave Gross but i welcome anyone with a good theory.

What is Burning Cloud Devil? The only thing i can definitely tell about him is that he's human.


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There is a very good reason for the technology guide being in the PRD and that reason is for allowing people to play the Iron Gods without being required to also buy the technology guide. I did buy the technology guide but I really appreciate the fact that Paizo did such thing.


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This is going to those who said that like semicolons. The symbol of the semicolon is the question mark in the greek language and as such i sometimes get confused when i read sentences that include semicolons (also it's somewhat hilarious when i translate in my head sentences as questions and i try to figure out what it meant, go back and read the sentence again in order to make sense and then i realize that it's a semicolon and not a question mark).

I am very glad to see that the authors here do their research on the setting when writing a piece of fiction, recently i had a very bad experience (with an anthology of another game) on that front but you guys lifted my spirits.

My question is this:
If you were to put your protagonists through an AP (either the entire AP or specific module(s) of the AP) or module, which one would you choose?


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Sharaya wrote:

Hi Leo,

From what I can tell, it looks like it had some various inventory issues/confusion. It looks like it finally ended up getting cancelled by the cancelbot, after a recent round of warehouse inventories.

Sorry for any confusion or inconvenience!

If you have any further questions or concerns, please let us know.

Thanks!
~Sharaya

So was the inclusion of the module in my order a mistake or the removal?


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In that order I noticed something weird. The into the haunted forest module which was sitting in my sidecart for many months got added in this order but then it got cancelled (as far as I can tell), why is that?


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Misroi wrote:
Actually, I'd say that she prayed fervently to Hellion, and he remotely hacked the collector robot and gave Meyanda admin rights to it.

Pretty much this.

I don't remember if the robot came with her from scrapwall or she found it in the ruins below torch but the fact is that Hellion reprogrammed it and made a servant of Meyanda.


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Subparhiggins wrote:
Dave Gross wrote:

About half of Winter Witch and most of the upcoming Lord of Runes are set in Varisia (both begin in Korvosa), as is Blood of the City (set in Magnimar).

Lord of Runes includes Chelaxian, Varisian, and Shoanti characters and the differences among them. It's very much influenced by the settings of the Rise of the Runelords and Curse of the Crimson Throne Adventure Paths.

I'm shocked that you didn't mention Prince of Wolves since you wrote it! There is a very Varisian flavor throughout large parts of the book.

Yes but Prince of Wolves is about the Varissians of Ustalav and not the Varissians of Varissa.


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Mike Franke wrote:

Unfortunately, I am one of those people that often reads a little in an electronic format and some in the physical books. This has been a nice luxury especially come vacation time when it is easier to carry around an ipad than a bag of books. Like many people I can't justify buying things twice so I will need to decide one way or the other.

In either case I will be less happy than before and likely more choosy. With a subscription I was encouraged to read every story, why not they are all included. Without one, I will likely pick and choose based on favorite authors and subject matter.

And reviews.

Same here if end up dropping my subscription (i am still not sure), sure it has been some time since the tales released a dud but i will more picky if i end up dropping my subscription.


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Hmmm.....

It's a very tough decision (whether to keep the subscription or not), is it possible to tell me (roughly) how much the shipping cost will increase because of the new shape and size of the pathfinder tales?

PS. I am more interested what's the increase is going to be on the shipping cost (for my default address) for my subscription the months i get a tale, that is an AP volume, a tale and a comic, which seems to be at 11$ with the current shape and size of the pathfinder tales.


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I got an answer here and it seems that Paizo will not sell digital copies of the pathfinder tales, which in turn means no tales subscription discount and (worse) not even AP subscription discount on the digital copies.


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Ipslore the Red wrote:

Wings = Ex.

No wings = Su.

Pretty much that.


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Will i get the forge of ashes with the current subscription deal (physical copy and digital copy)?

Do i have the option of canceling the tales subscription after the forge of ashes but before lord of runes?

Will Paizo continue to sell digital copies of the new (lord of runes and after) pathfinder tales? If yes at what price and which subscription discount would apply (the 30% from tales or the 15% from AP) if any?

PS. I am still not sure what i will do with my tales subscription, for now i want more information in order to evaluate my options.


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Hey @Sc8rpi8n_mjd,

Up until now I have followed your statblock and im very pleased and so far I have understood everything. But as we are about to begin City of Locusts im getting confused. Can you clear up who is who and where the players are fighting them?

ZELMISDRIA, MISTRESS OF THE WINGED WOOD
AZRIVAUXUS
CARROCK
Did you put a Devastator before or with Aponavicious?
SON OF SHAX replaces Filleted Man?
And SHAORHAZ, THE GLUTTON OF THE GREEN replaces Lord Stillborn?


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Caineach wrote:
leo1925 wrote:
I am pretty sure Foggy knows that Matt isn't like the other blind men, also it didn't seem to me that Matt was trying really hard to keep his super senses from showing and that's the Matt now as an adult, i am guessing that a kid (and then teen and then young adult) Matt would be even worse at hiding it all the time.
Have you finished the series?

Not yet, i am still at episode 7.


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I am pretty sure Foggy knows that Matt isn't like the other blind men, also it didn't seem to me that Matt was trying really hard to keep his super senses from showing and that's the Matt now as an adult, i am guessing that a kid (and then teen and then young adult) Matt would be even worse at hiding it all the time.


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Guys, Matt had super senses and something quite close to synaesthisia for YEARS, i find it very hard to believe that S.H.I.E.L.D didn't hear anything about him and (at least) put his name in the Index.

Also i was talking about the case that the daredevil series takes place after the dissolution of S.H.I.E.L.D. where both Hydra and Shield(s) have kept an eye on super powered individuals

agents of shield season 2 spoiler:
We even have Coulson recruiting super powered individuals from around the globe
.


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I am halfway through the series, I like it.
I have one question though, although we don't know the exact time this is taking place in the MCU, how come neither Hydra nor Shield(s) have tried '' grabbing '' him? I ask this because with his vast array of super senses, his almost mystical lie detecting abilities and his hand to hand skills that can rival a Shield specialist... Well I can't imagine him NOT being in the Index.


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@The Numerator

Well i understand how it might work for you but there are some people like me that the new deal is considerable worse than the current one.
I wouldn't benefit at all from the increased market because not a lot of people read book in english and even less of them read fantasy novels and even less read from an electronic format, so i wouldn't get what you are describing about meeting people who knew about the novels and could talk about them with them.
I also contend with the size of the books and the quality of the paper as it is now but i can understand the need for better quality paper (and font size!!!) and i would be happy to pay a little more for the increased quality (and the slightly increased shipping that comes with it).
I can understand why Paizo wants to increase the market of the novels, i also understand how that might increase the market for the game as well, it just doesn't sit very well with me that i (the current customer of both the novels and the game) have to pay for that.
But as it seems now i would be paying more (considerable more if it turns out that the 15% discount from AP subscription won't apply anymore) for something i didn't want/need and getting considerable less (no epub version of the book). As it is now i will seriously consider dropping my subscription and only buying the novels that really want to buy (mostly the Sutter and Dave Gross ones) from wherever it's cheaper to do so in whatever format i can afford at the time.


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Solomani wrote:
The printed layer peels up when putting the stands on.

Ok that should not be happening, i have the bestiary 1, 2, 3 pawns, and the shattered star and WotR pawns, and i haven't encountered such a problem. Go into the customer service subforum and make a thread about that, i am sure that the Paizo customer service staff will make things right.


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Lord Fyre wrote:

Now that the heavy lifting has been done ...

... Is it time for Paizo to create a Science Fiction (or Space Opera) variant of Pathfinder?

I would be ok with a space opera AP.


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Solomani wrote:
Also, I forgot to mention I used the Iron God Pawns in this session for the first time. Great idea - much cheaper than minis and just as effective. However, I found putting the basses on these pawns tends to wreck them as often as it doesn't. I can imagine taking the bases on and off more than once would permanently damage the pawns. Anyone else found this with the pawns?

Can you specify the "wreck them" part, i have been using pawns for quite some time (although i haven't bought the iron gods pawns*) and i haven't noticed any "wrecking" by putting the pawns in the bases or by removing them from their bases.

*because i was at book 4 when the iron gods pawns beecame available at the european market and how expensive it has become to buy them because of the latest USD-euro exchange rates.


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Tangent101 wrote:
In theory a lot of Wrath of the Righteous is doable with Mounts.

I can confirm that, I am playing WoTR with a mounted paladin. We are finishing book 5 and I had almost no problem fighting atop my mount in books 2,3,4 and 5. In book 1 there would be some serious issues if I had a mount but I didn't.

I have run the entire RotRL and from book 3 and after you shouldn't have any issues with a mounted character.


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Well my players were divided regarding helping or leaving the lich so they didn't save the Herald yet. But this is their next stop as almost everything else is dead.

@ranistheslayer,
You know that while on time stop a person cannot harm others around him right? He can't target them with any non harmless spell and can't attack them. Taking that into consideration, how did bayonet did what you said?


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Tonight is probably the night. They still have to encounter Adlerpash and try to save the herald but they usually go fast.

@grandpoobah, your setup is gonna be extreeeeemly frustrating for the players as they wont be able to hit him. With so much AC they will fill useless and that the AP(and me) is mocking on them on purpose.He is there, hitting you and you cant. Also, if he becomes subject to Mage's Disjunction then it's all over. He is back to square one(plus, without mythic timestop he has to buff himself before the battle. Lame for a DEMON LORD. Would Baphomet do that? I plan on having him attacking furiously on cinematic, without effect, and when the battle begins he casts M. Time stop and buffs himself)

@Joe Burn, ok that's the spell that covers my hole with Spell Immunity. Although it is Aroden's Spellbane... A spell created by a Lawful god that is, was, the mortal enemy of the demonlord he is cooperating with... I cant decide whether he doesnt wants to use it cause of it's creator or wants to use it to save his own fur and in the meantime make it so that this spell is the weapon that killed the meddlers, the heroes, that tried to stop Deskari. And that weapon was created by Aroden... Oh the irony for the dead god. He saved his enemy by being awesome creating new spells and stuff.

Also, my spellcasters are somewhat yolo on casting spells and they dont use the mythic-related spells so mythic severance is off. Im not afraid of it. Pass without trace? I dont think that with 3 minotaurs and 3 balors anyone is gonna look for footprints xD.
That setup is vulnerable to glitterdust and invisibility purge and im thinking of leaving only one of those option open.

They can always use the stole of the inheritor and leave but no demon lord achievement for them!


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With his 27 caster level it would normally be up to 8th level but good point there. Normal heal. I dont think some more hit points will do much difference


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Tha paladin rides a pegasus and charges with a lance(spirited charge and build around the charge->pretty good), cleric's fighting capabilities are so-so, im not afraid of her(just her heals and breath of lifes), bard and rogue/ranger are with fleet charge and they fight well(especially the rogue/ranger. He is the highest damage dealer when the paladin is not using smite). And finally the arcanist is not so good but with wild arcana he will have access to everything in his list.

Im using Sc8rpi8n_mjd 's statblocks(so baphomet is mythic) and i have no problem with baphomet having 12 scrolls(instead of 2d6). Mind blank, greater invisibility and spell immunity are good buffs. I have also thought of a contingency with mass heal, spell turning, deflection, Heroic invocation and some others as im missing my notes right now, but I think you get the point.

He is pretty mad and wants to slice them and capture anyone who lives(but he wants more to kill them)


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There are some but not something significant.

We play today but they still have to get through his prison warden and the herald so im guessing 2 weeks from now


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Ok I TOTALLY missed that. Thanks for pointing that out both of you. Problem solved!

@Kalindlara, yes Im the GM :P

My party is semi to high optimized. They are pretty strong and well-built but they just arent using everything they have in their arsenal because they manage... somehow...

They are:
Human Paladin of Iomedae Guardian
Human Cleric of Iomedae Hierophant
Tiefling Rogue/Ranger Trickster(dual path Champion)
Aasimar Bard Marshall(dual path Champion)
Aasimar Arcanist Archmage

Tell me your ideas(so i can counter them if my players come up with them! muahahahaha)


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My group is about to try and save the Hand of the Inheritor. And we know what follows after that.
Baphomet knows he is about to fight great champions of good that have opposed him many times successfully and also knows that his ressurection is on cooldown. So he is going to fight them prepared.
His greater weapon is his scroll use ability.
So he has access to any spell and can buff himself during his time stop or even before he gates himself before the PCs.

One of the most deadly tactic I have come up with is the following:
-Mindblank
-Greater Invisibility
-Greater spell immunity for 6 spells (dispel magic, Gr. dispel magic, Invisibility purge, glitterdust +2 spells(maybe siphon magic or other similiar spell))

For 27 round the players will have to guess where he is and even when they guess correctly they will have 50% chance when he charges them and full-attacks them with no mercy.

HOW can the players counter this?


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John Kretzer wrote:

Have just reread both Pirate's Honor and Pirate's Promise as though just occurred to me....

** spoiler omitted **

Pirate's Honor spoiler:
The halfling thief kept the ring of invisibility as his payment.

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It's good to hear updates from scorpion. My players lately are nailing everyting even on these statblocks.

My group has just obtained Father's blood and is ready to go to the prison. They use Mythic Heroism extensively so it would be nice to use it against them.

Let me ask you two things:
1. Svendack is strong enough as written and you didnt change her?

2. Regarding Baphomet's Summon Minotaurs. He can summon 3 times per day 8 half-fiend minotaurs. Simple minotaurs with the half-fiend template???

And once per day 4 mythic minotaurs or one labyrinth minotaurs. I guess the mythic minotaurs are like the miners on midnight isles and the labyrinth minotaur is the Ivory minotaur??


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I don't think that there is.


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It's a little weaker than a cleric but that doesn't mean that it's a weak class.


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In my group it's usually about a full arcane caster, i think because most in my group are lazy.


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I really dislike how the firearms rules and the gunslinger class, it seems too cluncky and messy and potentially disrupting to play, i have found that the technological firearms are better written and less disruptive to the game, sure they still carry some of the messy things of early firearms but are more manageable to a game (especially an AP or module).


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Xethik wrote:
FAQs that were deemed to not require an answer used to be marked Answered in an FAQ. I'm not sure if this was done prior to the update to only 'Answer' questions that have been answered.

Doesn't those things get the "No answer needed"?


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tchrman35 wrote:

Sorry to wake this up, but the top post says, "Answered in the FAQ," but my search-fu is not turning up that answer. Can someone point me to the link? (That will probably help later searchers also.)

Thanks!

I also can't find it, can someone provide a link?


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That's pretty much true for almost every AP but more so for this one.


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I also would like to see such books but i would like the NPCs to be a little more optimized.

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