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Out of curiosity, are you open to the new Spellscar Drifter archetype (Cavalier archtype that adds gunslinging) from Inner Sea Combat? I've never been interested in a Cavalier or a Gunslinger, but putting them together looks awesome.

If not, I'd probably go with a Cleric or Inquisitor (or maybe even Paladin) or Arqueros.


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Tacticslion wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:

Reign of Winter: Tolc

"The ground trembles where Arqueros treads and legend tells that not even Baphomet’s charge could move the mighty empyreal lord."
Otherwise known as the entire world in this AP.
I'm pretty sure you meant not that, but I don't have access to the quote in question. Otherwise, awesome post!

Argh! Copy fail. Thanks for the catch.

What I meant to say was:

Reign of Winter: Tolc
"Snow-Strider and his agents help worthy individuals struggling to live in cold, inhospitable climes."
Otherwise known as the entire world in this AP.


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If you're a Dwarf and have the Advanced Race Guide, there's also the Dwarven Longhammer. It's an Exotic Weapon (except for Dwarves), and has Reach, but is otherwise pretty much the same as an Earthbreaker.


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archmagi1 wrote:
Lawful Neutral and Chaotic Good are my favorite two alignments to play. Both seem pretty cut and clear for how they see the world. The LN's know how the world works, or at least how it *should* work, and the CG's just want to make their lives and by extension those around them better.

This is me, too. I think it says a lot about my view of morality that I enjoy doing Good and I enjoy following Law, but I find it very difficult mixing the two at the same time.


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Belafon wrote:

One problem with the build (though it probably didn't affect the outcome):

Mythic Spell Lore gets you a number of mythic spells equal to your Mythic Tier (3), not your class level (5).

I'm so excited that people actually have the boon!

Yes, but the Mythic Feat "Mythic Paragon" gives you a +2 to your Mythic Tier, for (most of) the purposes of the way other Mythic powers work. So I *think* that allowed me 5 Mythic spells, as I think that was one of the ways I was treated as Tier 5.

My GM wasn't completely sure either, but we just went with it.


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Second on Veteran's Vault. I've run it a couple of times for newbies, who have had a good time with it.


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And back to the original question, here was my Mythic Build. This is on an Aasimar Celestial Sorcerer 5, specializing in Summons, Light, and Pattern spells.

Archmage Path (Wild Magic)
Path Abilities: Eldritch Breach
Speedy Summons
Eldritch Flight
Mythic Feats: Mythic Paragon
Mythic Spell Lore
Mythic Spells taken: Color Spray, Bless, Mage Armor, Mirror Image, Resist Energy

Spoiler:
I used all my Mythic abilities except Eldritch Breach, which was one I figured was hit or miss anyway. Loved Speedy Summons. Flight was literally a life-saver. I used all the Mythic spells except Mirror Image -- Mythic Bless is really nice.


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Du Nord wrote:

I'm curious for those who have played this trilogy, how many of you have received the below spoilered boon?

** spoiler omitted **

Yeah, we all used that. Even knowing it was probably a bad idea. But I believe at least one person would have died if we hadn't, so there it is.


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John Compton wrote:
Jeff Merola wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:


Questions about a fourth scenario which doesn't fit into any of those 3 ways as written.

** spoiler omitted **

That's because John paraphrased.

** spoiler omitted **

Confirmed.

** spoiler omitted **

Thank you. I was able to reassure the player that she *could* still play the scenario with mythic abilities -- she'd been fairly distraught.


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AlgaeNymph wrote:
Oh! Let's think up which empyreal lords would be most thematically appropriate for each AP.

I'm game. In no particular order:

Carrion Crown: Ashava
"(T)he empyreal lord known as the True Spark dances in dangerous wilderness and lonely graveyards alike, leading lost spirits home."
I can't imagine anything cooler than playing a Paladin of Ashava in this AP.

Jade Regent: Pulura
"Pulura appears to comfort travelers far from home and those who feel alone or are lost in the vast northlands. Her agents often wander the snowy wastes to assist those who have become injured or lost during their travels."
Others may think of Jade Regent as the Tian AP. I think of it as the one where you guide a caravan across the Crown of the World. Regardless, Pulura appears as a Tian woman, and so captures the flavor of both.

Wrath of the Righteous: Arqeros
"Arqueros protects his charges against corruption and evil...The ground trembles where Arqueros treads and legend tells that not even Baphomet’s charge could move the mighty empyreal lord."
Ragathiel may be the first to come to mind for the fight against evil outsiders, but I know which Empyreal Lord I would most want by my side when the Hordes come flooding from the Abyss.

Reign of Winter: Tolc
"The ground trembles where Arqueros treads and legend tells that not even Baphomet’s charge could move the mighty empyreal lord."
Otherwise known as the entire world in this AP.

Mummy's Mask: Soralyon
"The Mystic Angel sometimes favors researchers who show prudence and strong moral fiber."
As long as you're with a group that won't *defile* any holy sites. If you are, this would be a very bad choice. But I have a Soralyon Mystery Cultist character in PFS and can't imagine wanting any other Empyreal Lord in Osirion.

Council of Thieves: Eritrice
"At the dawn of creation, so the stories go, the archdevil Geryon filled a pit in the Hellish realm of Stygia with an outpouring of lies. From beneath the weight of these lies rang out a single truth, which flew free of the fifth layer of Hell before ascending to the upper planes. That truth was Eritrice."
What more need be said?


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Pout when the PCs defeat their opponents earlier than was expected.

Celebrate when you kill a PC.


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So I would like to by something off a chronicle sheet that is...a named magic weapon with the broken condition.

Can I work up to it? Buy a +1 weapon, then add the next enchantment, then go to the named weapon? Or would it have to start off with the broken condition, just like it would have to start with the correct material? And if so, what does 'broken' do to the cost?


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James Jacobs wrote:
doc the grey wrote:
Also does that mean we can follow the Outer Gods in PFS now?!
This book doesn't change anything regarding what is and isn't legal in PFS.
I cried a little bit at this. My plans of making an Cleric of Azathoth and saving the world from destruction today so Azathoth could destroy it tomorrow (or at a later date) have been foiled again.

So worship Groetus instead. He'll eventually destroy the entire multiverse.


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Jiggy wrote:
My wife refuses to play a PC with a high Diplomacy score because she's afraid of a GM like that forcing her into the spotlight.

I've never dumped Charisma -- I almost consider 14 CHA a character minimum, because I really enjoy playing Face characters. However, I have come to realize that in PFS I'm really bad at RPing the conversations -- mostly because I just don't think that quickly. Give me 15 minutes and I'll come up with the best con you ever heard of, but on the spur of the moment all I'm going to do is stammer.

I never have problems ad libbing in a home game or as a GM -- my working theory is that as a GM I understand enough of the background to go with the flow, and in a home game I have a lot more continuity of character and situation.

Having said all that, I'm a bit of a hypocrite, because I get annoyed at people who want to just roll the social skills without commentary, but I'm usually fine if they can just give me some hint of where they want to go.


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Be as enthusiastic as the newbies!!!!!

Because if you seem like you're having fun, and want to be around other people having fun, we can work through absolutely everything else.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
One other thing: Why do I seem to be the ONLY one, for or against the new sheet, who observes the problem of the new sheet making bookkeeping harder simply because it places purchases/sales and total gold spent per adventure on different sheets?

I subtotal my purchases by chronicle in the margins of the ITS, and then write that number on the actual chronicle.

Then they match, and are easy to tie.

Or do you mean that sometimes you spend money on things that aren't purchases? Those get written in the notes separately, and added to the subtotal.


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Snorri Nosebiter wrote:

I want to be the best at the things my partymembers consider as least usefull, so I can prove them wrong time and time again.

Had a lot of lolz in a combat-oriented party with a charisma & intelligence based rogue evading most combatsituations by talking my way through and getting the loot while the rest of the party was having their jolly way a few rooms earlier.

It was a great deal, they didn't like exploring, or roleplay, only COMBAAT!!! so I'd just scout ahead and send all the encounters towards them, then follow, wait for them to kill everything, and hand out the loot :p

This.

Actually, my ideal character is someone who is the second best character in the party at *everything*. That way I'm always useful, but never the top target.


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Jiggy wrote:

Also, to be fair, most aasimar/tiefling heritages don't get used much.

Vanilla tieflings for wizards, witches, magi, maybe rogues.
Oni-spawn for fighty clerics or monks.
Honestly haven't seen much else in the way of tieflings.

Vanilla aasimar for clerics/oracles/sorcerers/druids.
Musetouched bards/ninjas/sorcerers.
Angel-blooded for paladins, maybe the occasional dragon disciple.
Occasionally, lawbringer clerics or garuda-blooded monks/gunslingers/inquisitor-archers.

Just made a Pitborn tiefling Lunar Oracle. Would be a great choice for any combat-focused oracle but for one with the Wrecker curse it was almost *too* perfect.


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CanisDirus wrote:

I know I'm not in the majority here, but many players in my area generally dislike the ITS. With regular reminders that they need to track purchases, most have gotten in the habit of using the backs of chronicle sheets for itemized lists of what they bought (using the space on the front for larger-price-tag items), and they see the ITS as creating a higher likelihood of losing track of gold (either spending more than they have or not realizing they have as much as they should).

If chronicle sheets were two-sided, the whole thing could be used for "items sold / items bought / net gold / etc" and it could be the best of both worlds - open space for more boons/stuff on chronicle sheets *and* inventory/expenditure tracking all in one document.

There is absolutely no reason a GM couldn't print out Chronicle sheets with an ITS on the back, if that's what works better for their players locally.


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Semi Off-Topic:
Wrong John Silver wrote:
Well, it's been my experience that most PCs created are going to be either someone you would want to be, or someone you would want a relationship with. There would have to be something attractive about the person to you to make you want to play it. However, that attraction can be all sorts of things, not just romantic-sexual.

I don't disagree at all. But there's another category of character I sometimes do, which is character's I'm *fascinated* by, even if that fascination is a kind of repulsion, so that I can dig in and see what makes that character tick.

Like: What would it mean to become an Oracle against your will, gaining a really odious curse (Wrecker - where everything you touch breaks) and an animal companion you loathe. (This is a character I just made, Desiree Deathrage. She is an actual hobo, with no compunction about murder.)

But I'm a writer, and that may well be more of a writer's/actor's exercise than a typical player thing. Or maybe not. <shrugs>


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Just want to add my voice to the 'I love the ITS' chorus.

It means I don't have to clutter up my character sheet *or* my chronicle sheets with individual purchases.

It also makes it a lot easier to track usage of consumables. And makes it very clear which consumables you aren't using, if you like knowing those things. I can now tell you, for instance, that my *most* used consumable is Impact Foam. Kind of crazy how many times falling damage comes into play.


"I've never been to the Kortos foothills. How far away is it? What's it like there? And what kinds of things did you find when you explored the caves?"


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Mystic_Snowfang wrote:
Your own gender, are you male or female?

I'm a post-transition transwoman in my 40s.

Quote:
Your sexuality?

Exclusively gynephilic. (ie straight pre-transition, lesbian post-transition)

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Characters you've had.

Pre-transition, I rigidly alternated the genders of my characters. With a few exceptions, it is probably fair to describe these characters as slightly more attractive than average. I did not tend to push the boundaries in terms of sexuality/gender role/gender identity with my characters -- with the single exception of the psionic, ex-shapechanging were-eagle rune mage who only spoke in rhyme I created in the 80s (for a GURPS Fantasy game) after I was accused of only making 'weird' characters. So I decided to show them what an actual weird character looked like. Zie was notable for being completely oblivious to gender and referring to all beings as 'she'. (Gee, I wonder what issues I might have been working through...)

Post-transition, I only play female characters. I played male for >35 years...never again.

Here are my Pathfinder characters:

Viriel Half-elf Ninja/Witch/Arcane Trickster (Jade Regent)

She's very cutesy -- a cross between Elle from Legally Blonde and Catwoman -- and notorious in our group for making Sneak Attacks with her (pale green) hair. She has a very relaxed sexuality (raised in a brothel) but is completely Ameiko-sexual. Her entire goal in life is to romance and marry Ameiko, and she formed the elite mercenary company Viriel's Vanquishers for the express purpose of impressing her.

Zerazinn Human (Varisian) Staff Magus/Flowing Monk (PFS - Shadow Lodge/Silver Crusade)

Plain, stoic, and probably asexual. Though human, she is of Fetchling heritage, and dresses in all black, with the exception of a single pink streak in her hair. She is all business and most concerned with making sure none of her companions are left behind.

Sarkaira the Golden Aasimar Celestial Sorcerer/Mystery Cultist of Soralyon (PFS - Osirion)

Radiantly beautiful in an inhuman and holy fashion, and essentially *post* sexual. She has one foot in history and the other in Heaven, and so spends very little time thinking of earthly matters.

Lazha Heartspray Half-Orc Cleric of Naderi (PFS - Taldor)

Lazha is an attractive soft butch, and though it will probably never come up, she is trans-am (ie trans amorous, ie attracted to transwomen or extremely feminine men). As a Cleric of Naderi, her non-adventuring profession is that of Couples Counselor. She provides support for couples in non-traditional relationships (such as her parents -- a loving (probably Dom/sub) female orc/male noble human couple) to help ensure that Love Conquers All. And if love doesn't...well, she is also an End-of-Life Counselor who can help provide the means for you to end it all romantically.

Cinnamon Oskrev Changeling Rakshasa Sorceror (defunct Curse of the Crimson Throne)

Cinnamon is an extremely-attractive, painfully-thin hustler. After a life on the streets, she had a conversion experience and became a Cleric of Sarenrae. Unfortunately, she was also a drug addict, and at a low point in her life (directly before the start of game) she relapsed, left the church and began developing her own inborn magic. She is a user (in all senses of the word) and uses seduction and sexual manipulation as her first and second attempts at getting what she wants. She is effectively bisexual, but what her actual *preference* is, I'm not sure.


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Thanks for the links.

I understand why the rules are the way they are. It's a bit of a disincentive to play the occasional PbP game, though. Guess I'll start another GM credit baby.


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I have a similar question regarding assigning GM credit (for face to face play) to a character involved in play by post.

Assuming that that is allowed, what order are the chronicles assigned in?

Since the PbP game is The Confirmation, I would prefer to have that be the first Chronicle assigned. However, soon after that game is begun, I will be GMing enough tables (including a module) that I would be in danger of pushing the character out of legality, if they are assigned in order of completion.


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John Compton wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Jason Wu wrote:

My question would be, what if you are running part 3 as a mixed table of mythic and non-mythic characters?

-j

I really would not try to run this as a mixed group. I'm sure it's not intended to be run that way.

All characters who play this scenario are mythic, but there are three different "ways" in which they might be mythic. Nobody should be non-mythic while playing this adventure.

Three ways::

Gain access to the full Mythic Adventures rules through the Chronicle sheet for Part 2 and bringing a copy of the book or pdf to the game.
Use the extra two Chronicle sheets from Part 2 to gain mythic powers from a shorter list.
Benefit from the Sage-Blessed template (provided in the scenario) by playing Part 3 without playing Part 2 first

Questions about a fourth scenario which doesn't fit into any of those 3 ways as written.

Spoiler:
What about characters who played Part 2, but did not complete it, and therefore did not get the extra chronicle sheets. We had at least one table which was a near-TPK, with one fleeing survivor who never made it into the final room. When that survivor plays Part 3, would they also be eligible for the 'Benefit from the Sage'?


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Depending on Alignment and Deity, you could always consider something like Mystery Cultist (Chronicles of the Righteous) or Envoy of Balance (Champions of Balance).

Envoy of Balance doesn't lose any spellcasting, and has very mild prerequisites: one of three feats, 5 Ranks of Spellcraft, able to cast 3rd level spells. Oh, and True Neutral alignment.


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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Steve Miller wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
What pray tell is the difference between Hitting someone with a great sword, and casting "Hold person" on them while they're in the middle of a pack of ghouls?
If they are hitting or casting to be a jerk than I argue that there is no difference.
Outside of a charmed/dominated party member, is there a NON jerk reason for paralyzing and tripping party members against their players will?

To keep your party member from attacking/killing an NPC, a trip/disarm/reposition can sometimes be a great option.


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"I never considered taking Crane Wing until they fixed it."


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Nefreet wrote:
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Nefreet wrote:

He was a munchkin turned into tin by Elphaba.

In the musical Wicked, yes. But not in the original story. Not sure either is more "correct" or "right", but he IS made of tin, and he IS in an undeniably fantasy story.
Ah. I was unaware of the discrepancy. I've seen the musical (twice) and was told it was more or less the same as the book, so I never went out of my way to read it.

It's not. As someone who owns all the L Frank Baum Oz books, and has read a good percentage of the Ruth Plumy Thomson ones, I spent the first half of Wicked harrumphing over all the things it got wrong.

Then I got over myself and my nerd rage and enjoyed what is a very good musical.


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There are a couple of different venues in the Grand Rapids area that play PFS. Check out this website for most of the game announcements:

Michigan PFS

The current main games that I see are up on Plainfield, in Greenville, and Cedar Springs. There's another location on the south side that is just trying to get started. Each location typically runs games every other week/twice a month.


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Mattastrophic wrote:
The fear of Will saves is overblown on the boards,

Except when it isn't. One of the few permanent PFS deaths I've seen was

Spoiler for ToEE:
a Level 3 Rogue who went scouting off by himself into the kitchen. Failed Will save against the haunt meant he had to Coup de Grace himself, with no one there to stop him. Amusingly enough, because his strength was only 8, he actually had a better chance of surviving the CdG, than he did making the original Will save. But he failed that too. :(


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Dot

I'm thinking about making a Fetchling Oracle, who would probably aim towards an eventual Mystery Cultist of Zohls. Are you OK with the Occult Mystery?

I'm strongly considering the Tongues curse, unless you think that would be disruptive in PbP? Haunted would also work well, I think.


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Dotting for interest.

I'm strongly conidering a Gnome (Vivisectionist/Sabateur) Alchemist or an Inquisitor of Calistria.


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S'mon wrote:
Don't think I've ever seen intra-PC romance though, except in one Titanic-themed PBEM eighteen years ago where I was one of the players. Can't recall seeing it in a traditional tabletop D&D game ever. Typically the players don't even consider the possibility even if it'd make sense for their PCs, whereas they are happy to fall for NPCs.

We had one intra-party romance in my college RPG group which slowly built up over the course of the campaign and culminated in the female rogue getting down on one knee and proposing to the male paladin. One of the coolest bits of role-playing I've seen -- the entire group broke into cheers and applause all around. (This was all in-character romance only, btw. The female player was dating the GM and the male player was happily married.)

However...

The male player came very close to never showing up again. When he went home that night, he told his wife "I think I have to find a new set of friends." Because his read of the situation, once he was out of the moment, was that we had all been mocking him. (In reality we were just giddy.) Fortunately, his wife convinced him otherwise, but it was a close thing. So this is not a dynamic to put into a game lightly.

But seriously, I've gamed with professional actors, and that whole arc was still the coolest RPing I've ever seen personally.


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Nekoshibou wrote:

You work hard to organize a session running 3 tables of the same scenerio with pretty much full tables. Get a message the day before that one of the GM's got the date wrong and wasn't going to make it. Frenzy until you find a new GM last minute. Walk into the comic shop feeling prepared because you settled the GM issue and their are half a dozen new people you weren't anticipating.

Kind of scary how we went from "we should schedule a backup GM just in case we have enough players for a 3rd table" to "guaranteed 3 tables of 7" in just 8 weeks.


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I do a lot of multi-classing. The plans for my PFS characters are as follows:

(Flowing) Monk 4 / (Staff) Magus 7+ (Currently 3/2)

(Celestial) Sorcerer 7/Mystery Cultist 4+ (Currently 4/0)

Cleric (Naderi) 5+ / Envoy of Balance 4 (Currently 2/0 I just started thinking about this one since the PrC just came out -- the original plan was to stay straight Cleric, and I may still end up doing that)

(Sniper) Rogue 4 / Witch 4 / Arcane Trickster 3+ (Currently 3/0/0)

(Lunar) Oracle 11+ (Currently 1/0 Barbarian would probably be a very smart dip for this one, but I'm going to try to stay single class for a change.)


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Fighter 1
Magus 2
Monk 3
Sorcerer 4
Cleric 2
Rogue 3
Oracle 1


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Nick Greene wrote:
I could go for an android boon. I would totally create a Data clone.

I would go with Cindi Mayweather -- an Evangelist Cleric of Shelyn. Obviously Andoran faction. (And yes...a rank or two of Bard. :) )

If you've never seen the Platinum 9000 in action before...


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EvilPaladin wrote:
The important question that we all must ask here is why would an animal want to take IUS when the have a clearly more effective form of unarmed attacks?

To deal non-lethal damage without provoking an AoO?


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Sounds like I started my Oracle with the Wrecker Curse at the right time...


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Well, of course, *in Golarion*, hermaphrodite would never be a term that was used, as neither Hermes nor Aphrodite are Golarion deities.

So I would suggest a coinage that includes the names of actual Golarion deities to express the same thing. Perhaps...Arshean? That might avoid real world baggage.


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prosfilaes wrote:
Adamantine Dragon wrote:
JRR Tolkien was heavily criticized for having orcs be dark-skinned with animalistic features. When asked about how this was a potentially racist image, he said something along the lines of: They are ORCS. Not PEOPLE. They are intended to be monsters to differentiate them from people.
Imagine a fantasy epic where all the good races were dark-skinned and the bad guys were pale-skinned, where the author dismissed concerns about the latter as "they are monsters". That would make me uncomfortable, and if I read it, would have to accept it with the racial undertones that were obviously there.

Like Ursula K LeGuin's EarthSea books?

EDIT: Ninja'd *TWO DAYS* ago cause I hadn't noticed this had gone onto another page. Sigh. Having said that, it is interesting that there aren't any other examples that spring to mind that are more recent.


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TanithT wrote:
Crystal Frasier wrote:


My overall point being, even if you think you have valid scientific reasons for calling an imaginary race "hermaphrodites", it's still a dehumanizing and insulting word for real-world intersex people.
Creating or playing such a character would not be intended to be offensive to other trans* people so much as it would be a reflection of how I feel about my own gender. I'd like it to be okay for me to explore my own not-very-solidly-gendered feelings while being sensitive to my friends who are coming from different places on the gender spectrum. Is that possible? If so, how?

Couple of things, strictly from my own POV.

I think that this is one of those situations where the problem really is the word more than the concept. Most intersex people I have known have told me they find the term "hermaphrodite" offensive. I have therefore removed the word from my vocabulary, even though it always struck me as a cool world with interesting mythological underpinnings.

Also, do remember that trans<>intersex. There can be some overlaps, but I have known several intersex people who get quite upset at incidents they perceived as transfolk appropriating an intersex identity. There is a lot of overlap between the two, but they are not the same, and the experiences of people in the two groups can be very different.

As long as you are exploring it in a mature way, no one reasonable should have a problem with you playing an intersex character. If that's what you want to do, give it a whirl, and if it makes your group uncomfortable, then tone down what you need to to make it work.

Just one transwoman trying to share stuff she's picked up along the way...


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Feros wrote:
Ooh, shiny new format on the authorization e-mail!

Yeah. I *really* like the new email format.


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DigitalMage wrote:
I use the PFS table tent PDF to create mine and I do use them.

Same here.

I keep all my characters in one of those binders with a clear plastic sleeve, and the table tents form the 'cover' of the binder. So in the event there isn't room to display it on the table, it's still generally in plain view, or handy to be flashed if need be.


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I try to give each of my characters a shtick that will make them memorable.

My Cleric of Naderi begins each mission asking if there are any Do Not Resuscitate orders in place, and explains her own.

My Monk spends her downtime weaving miniature baskets, and leaves them at the scene of any memorable battles. (It's a slightly misunderstood Grandmother Crow thing.)

My Soralyon worshiper has a stone from every ruined shrine she has visited (after restoring it as best she can in the time allowed) - which seems to be about one per scenario.

etc etc

But it has to be quick and memorable. In terms of wordcount, you probably have about 25 words -- if you can't describe it in 1-2 sentences, it's too complicated.


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Dhjika wrote:
Jiggy wrote:

Oh.

So I guess my options are druid or Beast Master ranger.

Sylvan Sorcerer or Lunar Oracle - works best with Boon Companion though.

Lunar Oracle can only choose from "bear, boar, crocodile, shark, tiger, or wolf" -- so no flying companion there.


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Empyreal Cultist would give you Celestial for free. But, uh, you already know that one. :)


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Pirate Rob wrote:
The final dungeon of the first Might & Magic was made up of invisible walls that when you mapped them out they spelled out the answer to the final puzzle.

Ah, the days of mapping by hand.

I was remembering the Tomb of Fistandatalus (DL3), which has a 3 story invisible maze, populated with a few invisible stalkers. And a mechanical pyrohydra which knows where the invisible walls are and will breath on you when you move by the gaps in the walls you can't see.

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