yeah, I canned my nature oracle of Erastil concept all together when they announced this-which was a shame, she was going to be fun.
I'm no one official, but I'm pretty sure the answer is no, you can't retroactively change your items to adamantine. And that you should just let your next GM know about your honest mistake (I would've made the same one) and pay the difference in gold on your next chronicle with a note as to what the payment's for.
Skaldi the Tallest wrote:
It doesn't. It adds one additional use per day, not levels.
While I'm grateful to know there's yet another class I can get access to a bear in (and thus the owlbear that's still floating on my nebulous as yet unplayed character), I have to say it saddens me that there seem to be so many people on the message boards these days who can't just accept a really nice, mostly flavor boon as just that--but instead feel that they have to twist the numbers on that boon so hard they nearly break in order to turn it into something "worthwhile". I just hope the paizo team doesn't stop giving us the cool flavor boons because of it.
Aaron Mayhew wrote:
Ohhhh right right I forgot the Beast Rider gets that special caveat of making medium animals large so they can be ridden. My bad.
Sorry-responded before I saw this. MY bad! ;)
Aaron Mayhew wrote:
Nope-- please read the quote from the archetype. Medium beast riders can take any creature whose natural size is large or huge (like a bear) but that is usually available as a medium sized animal companion and then advance it to large. Bear is specifically called out as an example of this in the text: "In addition, a 7th-level or higher Medium beast rider can select any creature whose natural size is Large or Huge, provided that creature is normally available as a Medium-sized animal companion at 7th level (like a bear). "
A small beast rider couldn't have the owlbear, because small beast riders don't gain access to bears as mounts.
Adam Mogyorodi wrote:
Anyone who can ride a medium creature can, although an exotic saddle is required. Only classes that could get a bear companion initially can get the owlbear though. No paladins, cavaliers, or rangers.
Beastmaster Ranger can get a bear.Beastrider Cavalier can get a bear, but only if you're a medium sized character and not until 7th level: "In addition, a 7th-level or higher Medium beast rider can select any creature whose natural size is Large or Huge, provided that creature is normally available as a Medium-sized animal companion at 7th level (like a bear). "
Geoffrey Griffith wrote:
While I'm a bit sad people feel less connected to their faction I LOVE that now every conversation with an NPC no longer devolves into "Now MY PC asks about HIS faction mission." - "Nope, your princess is also in another castle."
Yes, this.Thanks. :)
But what story opportunity does he really bring to the table in scenario based play where the only real person at the table who might know who/what it is happens to be you?
Most of the time this wouldn't be the case given the people and places I normally roleplay with/at. Character backstories and flavor tend to come out, even if only a little bit, and are part of the game.
That said--everyone has a right to their own opinion and to play their game their own way. I just wanted the author of the scenario and the paizo staff to be aware that there were people who found value in this particular scenarion and chronicle--done.
I love the new ability to play through a module in campaign mode with home rules and then apply credit to a pathfinder society character. I already have a 3.5 City of the Spider Queen home campaign going, so my friends and I have been hesitant to start another long term Adventure Path at the moment. The new format and campaign mode allowance has allowed me to start a shorter home campaign (so eventually I'll get to play, too)where all of my friends, both the ones who play organized play and the ones who avoid it like the plague, can just relax and have fun together. Everyone will get reported--those who want to apply it to a character in PFS will and those who don't want to play PFS will just put away the chronicle sheet, but everyone goes away happy. We've had two sessions so far and everyone seems to be having a lot of fun. Thanks for this new type of play opportunity, John!
It's a big dent, yes, but that doesn't make Gamin useless. There are some people (obviously, me included) who think the flavor is nice enough to build a character around it. I have at least one character that I didn't build around it that would also be more than happy with Gamin and make good use of him in play if she had access. I just wanted to put in my two cents on this--I want paizo to know that while there are plenty of people out there who'll think Gamin is useless, there are also plenty who think the scenario was great and jump at the chance to take Gamin for the story opportunities he brings, regardless of whether he's ever fixable or upgradeable. Not everyone considers something like this useless.
The Morphling wrote:
The price on my chronicle says 7015, not 13k.I personally think Gamin is pretty cool. If you're on the power gamer end of things, I can understand how this might be a weapon you wouldn't want to purchase. However, if you're more into the roleplaying side of things, you could build an awesome backstory for a character around why you choose to wield Gamin instead of a more "effective" weapon. I haven't had the opportunity to play the scenario, but had a blast running it. I really wouldn't mind seeing more things like this in the future, myself...
This sounded much better the first three times I typed this message, but my laptop keeps deleting the text-argh!
Didn't know about the delay...sorry.
My PFS Lavode De'Morcaine wrote:
Dragon's Demand is level 1-6. However, the module that's coming out at the end of this month (hoping they continue to sanction them in the new campaign mode way) is for levels 12-16, so that might work for your characters?
Myles Crocker wrote:
Because it's not allowed. The OP was, I believe, saying it should be for tables of three players and a GM. I'm agreeing.
There are already 12th level versions of the iconics in the NPC codex--I don't see how that requires an expenditure of extra resources.
And I wasn't, by any means, advocating playing Eyes of the Ten, for example, with a pre-gen instead of an actual character. I was just putting my vote in for the use of pre-gens to be allowed to make a table when you have three players and a GM like other scenarios/modules for the ones over level 9. It would certainly make my game life easier.
I'd like to put forward my vote for allowing the level 12 iconics in higher level scenarios for this very reason--we have a group that's 3 players and a GM...and have been waiting almost two years now for our fourth player to get a character to 12. It's a drag, since I'm a module subscriber and those high level mods are piling up. We could play them....if pregens were allowed.
Pirate Rob wrote:
I would prefer the scenarios be geared toward the average player. If they want to make a "hard mode" for the optimized groups, that's ok, but part of the reason that I love PFS is that you don't have to be min maxed with half your stats dumped to be an effective character. What I disliked most about the last couple of years of another OP game I participated in was that every single scenario was so "challenging" that if you weren't some completely torqued out uber munchkin from beyond the stars, you weren't only ineffective--you were flat out dead. Every...single...scenario. I trust Paizo not to do that.
Me, too. I've been noticing how they've been doing this and it really does make the chronicles more interesting.
I earned it on 8 of my ten active characters. My 11th level didn't get it because she's slow track, so she earned 3 pa instead of 6. My 8th level monk lost one pa in a scenario, so only got 5 for the year and missed out.
I'd really like an answer on this, too, actually. Thinking about making a fighter that does the same sort of thing. If the answer is, you don't use the double weapon precedent--you have to have the fame for both because it's one item, that's ok. But it would be nice to know.
My oracle worships Shimye Magalla. But then, she's an oracle, and doesn't have to pick an actual deity her spells come from, so it's ok. I also made her one step away from both of the gods that make up Shimye Magalla, in case anyone cared, and have which actual god is her patron of the two pre-picked (again, in case anyone ever asks).
My boyfriend's gnome barbarian worships the Godclaw--in theory---but I don't think it's ever actually come up in play.
It's in the organized play guide rather than additional resources. It's also quoted in the third post in this thread:
Guide to PFS Organized Play wrote:
(They have since added language which excludes oracles, rangers, and druids from this ruling but it still affects inquisitors.)
I would definitely be willing to pay extra to get all of the maps in these modules pre-printed or even as pdfs that are already on the correct scale. Honestly, I'm considering going to office max today and paying them a godawful amount of money to print them to the right size for me, anyway. I'd rather give my money to paizo than office max!
I actually have been using the LG MIL that one of my friends made to track stuff in PFS for a while now. I didn't have an electronic copy, so I had to just use a copier and it still unfortunately says LG MIL at the top, but I think I'll probably keep using it now that Mike's said that's ok. I like having the items broken out by body slot. It makes it easier to tell at a glance if I remembered to upgrade my weapon to bane evil outsider before playing the special....
Andrew Christian wrote:
I had several GMs give me 0 because we only got one mission done. When I asked if I shouldn't be getting .5, I was told no, you had to get both points to get 1. If that was a mistake, I'm grateful the wording has been clarified.
Previously, unless you earned both prestige points, you got 0 prestige if you were slow track. Now, if you earn 1 you get .5, not 0. Which is a great change, in my opinion.
Michael Brock wrote:
Thank you, Mike!
Ferious Thune wrote:
Yes, I found this vague, as well. I saw there were season 5 faction goals, but if faction goals are no longer part of the prestige equation, then are these just flavor?
EDIT: I found it, I think, page 24 under earning prestige.
John Compton wrote:
Hmmmm...this is a very nice inventory sheet, but I have to ask---what if you've already been tracking things on an inventory sheet? Do you really have to copy them all over onto the new sheet or can you just get a GM to initial off on your old sheet and switch to the new one the next time you fill it up?
John Compton wrote:
So-just being clear--as long as you're holding Gamin, he can cast guidance for you? The reason I ask is because there are certain things that would allow you to be holding Gamin (say, a prehensile tiefling tail or a monkey belt) but would not allow you to be wielding him as a weapon. So say,if a tiefling with prehensile tail is holding him with the tail, but using a bow, is Gamin capable of casting guidance on the tiefling?
Also-another question--is Gamin on the chronicle at the end an all or nothing thing? I wonder because I can easily see a scenario where you have four pcs in a group and three are respectful of Kalkamedes but one is a real jerk. It doesn't seem fair to deny the three who tried their best to be respectful access to Gamin because of the actions of one pc. It also doesn't seem to fit the text of the story that Gamin would go with the one who treated Kalkamedes like a jerk, though. Would you give access to Gamin to all, or cross it off the one player's sheet, or deny access to all in such a situation?
As I understand it (from old posts by Joshua Frost) the whole purpose of being able to spend the 2 prestiege points to buy a 750 gp item was originally to bypass certain fame restrictions at low levels to improve the survivability of low level characters. Sometimes, if there's no cleric in the group (and often--in fact usually- there's not), a CLW wand wielded by a ranger or even a rogue with UMD can mean the difference between a TPK and a fun experience for a group of 1st level pcs. Being able to spend your two prestiege after your first scenario to buy that wand rather than having to wait until you're second level can make all the difference.
Yep--I figured that my GM was right from the get go--but couldn't actually find a post anywhere to confirm...disappointed but I'll live with it as a cool pet. :)
No...this is not the boon from nesting swallow. If it was, there wouldn't be an issue, because that boon grants you access to the animal companion itself. I was trying to be vague to avoid spoilers...because I'm afraid if I try a spoiler tag for the first time, I'll screw it up and spoil this for anyone who hasn't played the scenario, but here it goes...
I'm talking about the owlbear from We Be Goblins Too. Text says that you can raise it as a pet or if you are a member of a class that can have a bear as a companion or mount, you can have the owlbear as your companion or mount.
Core rulebook indicates levels from classes that grant animal companions stack. The link I gave in my op from Joshua indicated that you'd use the most permissive list from among any classes you had that granted animal companions. It's looking like my GM's correct and this has changed (unless someone in authority chimes in and says it hasn't). Was just trying to make sure--no wish to cheat, so will take it as a non-combat just-a-pet instead, I guess. Thanks, all.