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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Marathon Voter, 7 Season Marathon Voter, 8 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Chicago. 1,648 posts (7,306 including aliases). 5 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 26 Pathfinder Society characters. 9 aliases.


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If the BBEG has been scrying on them, he's well aware of their tricks, thus should have plans to counter all of them. Resist/protection from energy would work (can't daze what you can't damage), as would spell resistance.

I would also throw some baddies immune to fire in front of the party prior to that final encounter, just to show them that they may need a back-up plan.


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Melkiador wrote:
Paizo doesn't exactly "cater" to the digital set though,

On the contrary — they offer it, whereas WotC, it seems, does not.


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Melkiador wrote:
Yeah. There's a pretty good chance, I'd subscribe to a pure pdf series, Player Companion and/or Core. I might would even PDF-sub to an adventure path to get some DMing in. This is related to my earlier complaint that Paizo is too married to dead tree publishing, though they are still doing a lot better than WotC on that front.

Speaking as a grognard old-schooler who still very much enjoys the dead tree version in my hands, I'm rather happy that Paizo still indulges me.

Likewise, I'm also happy Paizo caters to you by providing digital content.


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thunderspirit wrote:
bugleyman wrote:
Rednal wrote:
Paul Manafort - the campaign chairman who was recently tied to what looked like under-the-table payments and pro-Russia activities in Ukraine - has officially resigned from Trump's campaign.
Hmmm...didn't see that coming after he survived the shake-up earlier this week. I wonder if the campaign anticipated Manafort's Ukraine troubles worsening.

Probably too nuanced.

I think Bannon came in, actually took over some of his duties, and Manafort resigned in a huff.

Upon further examination, I was probably far too flippant about this.

From CBS This Morning


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bugleyman wrote:
Rednal wrote:
Paul Manafort - the campaign chairman who was recently tied to what looked like under-the-table payments and pro-Russia activities in Ukraine - has officially resigned from Trump's campaign.
Hmmm...didn't see that coming after he survived the shake-up earlier this week. I wonder if the campaign anticipated Manafort's Ukraine troubles worsening.

Probably too nuanced.

I think Bannon came in, actually took over some of his duties, and Manafort resigned in a huff.


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Kryzbyn wrote:
I'm sure I'll get ridiculed for this, but bear with me for a moment.

I believe that most of us here would rather delve into what your beliefs are and from whence they originate as opposed to ridicule. I try to reserve that for colossal distortions and blatant falsehoods. (Emphasis on the word "try"; I'm not always successful, or close to successful as I'd like to be.)

Thanks for sharing your contrasting point of view, even if it feels buried in dissent. I'm always interested in other opinions that don't amount to a discourse of "you're stupid!" "no, YOU'RE stupid!"


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Ron Lundeen wrote:

That I love being part of them!

#3 in Strange Aeons
#2 in Ironfang Invasion
#5 in Ruins of Azlant

Speaking of which, you've got some autographing to do.

Now, and in the future. ;-)


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thejeff wrote:
Guy Humual wrote:
Seriously, I don't like Hilary, but if she got away with all the stuff she's accused of then she's clearly a woman who can get s%#% done.
She doesn't have people taking the fall for her.

Of course not. She has them all killed.

</tinfoil hat>


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Kryzbyn wrote:
The "extremely careless" bit still doesn't sit well with me, but I can concede she did nothing illegal.

This.


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thejeff wrote:
Clinton has that reputation, but it doesn't really seem supported. I wonder why that is? Couldn't have anything to do with a 20+ year propaganda campaign, could it?

That and her gender, as we've spent generation upon generation teaching people that women lie to get what they want.

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Well, now I gotta, don't I?

Will look further next week when payday hits. :-)


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Freehold DM wrote:
At least SOME people here have avoided the suffocating embrace of Facebook!

We refer to these people as "grognards."

(The judges will also accept "curmudgeon", "prosophobe", "dinosaur", and "Luddite".)

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brock, no the other one... wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:
And I will only be making revision suggestions based on the parameters set by the leadership team. Unless they change thier mind on how they want things to work, my suggestions will be to clean up the language currently in the guide. Focusing on that will be much more productive.
I would ask you to make suggestions based on what you think best for PFS and what you have read here, rather than pre-cull them down to what you think the team want to hear.

There's little concern of that from Andrew, I can assure you of that. He is adept at conveying his thoughts without sugar-coating, nor fearing its reception from the audience.

This is a positive and a negative at times. But it's part of who he is, and why he's trusted the way he is.


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thejeff wrote:
Kryzbyn wrote:
I wish it was parody...
Just to be clear: You wish it was parody because it's crazy that some people believe this, not you wish it was parody because you think the Clintons really are murdering people right and left? Right?

I know you're smarter than that, Kryzbyn. Jeez, even the blogspeak drivel on Huffington Post at least links to pseudo-sources.

There are plenty of legitimate reasons to disapprove of Hillary Clinton without resorting to fictions, conspiracy theories, and half-truths.


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Turin the Mad wrote:
Rednal wrote:
He's suggested "Second Amendment People" could stop her from picking undesirable Supreme Court Justices.
This does not translate into assassination. People could do something about it without going anywhere close to such things. Remember the earlier post upthread about how few people call their Congresscritters' offices? :)

You can't be serious here.

He began the remark with "if she gets the pick" — which presumes she's already won the Presidency — then says, "although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is."

His intent is crystal clear.


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I don't see any evidence that voter fraud (in the pretending-to-be-someone-else sense, at least) is a widespread problem, and as a result I consider most voter ID laws to be a solution in search of a problem.

However, if you're going to implement them, such an ID needs to be:

1) free, to avoid running afoul of the 24th Amendment;
2) not disproportionately applied to geographic areas, in violation of the 15th Amendment; and
3) easily obtainable, to preserve an equitable standard for all.

Since these three things would each cost money, it's not surprising there's little-to-no inclination to do them, even among those who aren't motivated to use such laws as a means to disenfranchise particular segments of the population.


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Kryzbyn wrote:
Why not Zoidberg? (tm)

I'm not hearing a no.


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Triphoppenskip wrote:
I've been through six Presidential elections since I've became old enough to vote. So far I've voted red three times and blue three time, honestly I'm not too thrilled about either of the two this time around. I'm leaning towards Clinton I guess because I see here doing less damage than Trump especially on the social issues but man I really feel like I'm being put between a rock and a hard place for this election.

There's some truth to this. This'll be my eighth Presidential election and I'm still waiting for someone to vote for rather than against.

But like I've said elsewhere: you can't hire the best possible candidate, you can only hire the best applicant for the job.


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Wow! Quite a response! :-)

Kujo and Rycky Rych, I'm going to refer you two to my high sub-tier of this scenario and pull you out of the lottery for this one, since that'll make that table legal.

I'm rolling early to give y'all the chance to find another table if you don't make it.

For the rest...
1=Chris Marsh
2=GM Fuzzfoot
3=qwerty1971
4=Daniel Baker 417
5=GM Skipper
6=GM Zinou
7=Alex Mack
8=Qstor
9=RainyDayNinja
10=cartmanbeck
11=Jayson MF Kip
12=XperimentalDM
13=Luthor Volandis
14=Great Green God
6d14 ⇒ (2, 7, 1, 11, 7, 10) = 38
GM Fuzzfoot, Alex Mack, Chris Marsh, Jayson MF Kip, cartmanbeck, and...
1=qwerty1971
2=Daniel Baker 417
3=GM Skipper
4=GM Zinou
5=Qstor
6=RainyDayNinja
7=XperimentalDM
8=Luthor Volandis
9=Great Green God
reroll: 2d9 ⇒ (2, 5) = 7
Daniel Baker 417 are in, with Qstor as first alternate.

Anyone who doesn't make it here is welcome to try on my high-tier thread too, if you want.


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CorvusMask wrote:

Aaaand now Wizards is doing both Fantasy Grounds & Roll20 support with official D&D material.

I have to say, even if Paizo didn't offer modules and APs in roll20, map packs and such would be nice indeed

Yep, saw that yesterday.

This is rather disappointing. I have the ability to extract images from a .pdf, but it's tedious, and I don't have the ability to share the work I've already done, meaning it's tedious for another GM who offers to run online as well. I'm not interested in sharing map pack or pawn images or other intellectual property, but the custom maps, in particular, would be nice.


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A "joke" that wasn't amusing to anyone concerned about security.

But it was about Hillary Clinton, who's a lying woman (even though, when comparing Ms. Clinton's rankings to those of Mr Trump, that label is as inaccurate as Mr. Trump himself), and a lib'rul besides, so it's fine.


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Pillbug Toenibbler wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
thejeff wrote:
I do hope that support can be harnessed and used to push the party farther left, even with Clinton in office. Public pressure. Primaries. State and local elections. Mid...
The rice cooker presented for VP indicates otherwise.
Kaine isn't perfect, but he isn't dull. He seems to be a non-attention-seeking, self-effacing man who, like many people of faith, works hard and works intelligently to make the world a better place. I'm still reading up on him, but I admire him for what I've learned so far, even if I don't agree with all his positions.

The only person I've found with whom I agree on all positions is me. And I'm not running for office.

You try to find the best fit, or (more often than I'd like) the least bad choice. It's like interviewing people for a position where you work: you can't hire the best possible candidate, you can only hire the best applicant for the job.


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Same circus, different clowns. (Though, to be fair, the DNC clowns appear less incompetent.)

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What TOZ said. It's not a race. :-)


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thejeff wrote:
Third parties are marginalized in this country because we use a first past the post electoral system, not a proportional one.

This bears repeating.

Again, and again, and again.

The electoral system itself is essentially hostile to the concept of choices beyond "either-or." That's both a feature and a bug.


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Gary Teter wrote:
What if the sun was sentient?

If?

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Pirate Rob wrote:
Drogon wrote:

<-- Jealous because he has none. [/quote

Lets make that one.

Remains.

Drogon: Check your PM for the picture prior to destruction.

Beat me to it, was planning the same. :-)


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Mordenaar wrote:
How much damage did I take?

The pratfall amused the GM enough to say: none. :-D


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Male human (Kellid) Mnk4/Sor1/DrD6 | hp 65/115 | Init +6 | AC 27/22, T 18, FF 24/20 | CMB +15 (+17 grapple), CMD 32 (34 v. grapple) | F +11 R +9 W +11 (+2 vs exhaustion/fatigue) | Prcptn +17, blindsense SM +11 |

Regrettable indeed. You seem a decent fellow; I hate to kill you.

DC 19 Refl: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (14) + 9 = 23
Miso dodges the blast of cold, evading it entirely. he is less successful evading the chains, as both hit.

With a Swift action he enters Dragon Style, then five-foot-steps up to Blue and flurries with ki strike!

unarmed strike flurry of blows #1: 1d20 + 14 ⇒ (5) + 14 = 19
unarmed strike dmg w/Dragon Style: 1d8 + 11 ⇒ (6) + 11 = 17

unarmed strike flurry of blows #2: 1d20 + 14 ⇒ (2) + 14 = 16
unarmed strike dmg w/Dragon Style: 1d8 + 11 ⇒ (7) + 11 = 18

unarmed strike flurry of blows #3: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (3) + 9 = 12
unarmed strike dmg w/Dragon Style: 1d8 + 11 ⇒ (2) + 11 = 13


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Five-star Hound of Tindalos. Er, GM. Whatever.

My apologies for being MIA last week. Nearly every bit of last week's time was swallowed by frenetic apartment/house-hunting excursions.

On the plus side, the fam has secured a new residence beginning May 1, so 1) that frenetic pace should slow a bit, at least until the end of April; and 2) my wife can continue to work at her job in the city, which she absolutely loves.

I will get a post up later today and move things along. Thank you for your patience. :-)

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Yay! Venture-Captain Calisro Bennary art at long last! ^.^


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Davosh dies.
Sorry, man.


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Hunt, the PugWumpus wrote:
I dunno, I think a lamé kineticist could work. You'll have to work out the element effects for lamé are, as well as its oppositional element (pleather? tweed? chiffon?).

Glitter.

That $#!+ is anti-EVERYTHING.

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That...that's a lot of hours. LOL :-)

Congrats to the fellow newly-minted five stars! There's an island around here, as I understand it.*

*:
Although Kyle Baird's been there for a while now, so who knows how many beer bottles are strewn about the place... ;-)

Salafax wrote:
Congrats to all the new 5-star GMs! And special congrats to Chris Rathunde -- not only a great GM but a super nice guy. Hope to game with you at CodCon next month!
Chris Marsh wrote:
I second that!
MagFire wrote:
I third that on both counts!
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
4x on Chris Rathunde -- Absolutely amazing guy I hope to get a chance to play under at some point!

Back at ya, guys! We're only as good as our players, though!


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Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 3/ Militant Grammarist 2/ Contrarian 2
Dungeon Master S wrote:
Thanks everyone! Flaxseed Lodge is a MAJOR part of it.

This.

EndlessForms wrote:
Congrats! I still need to get a few more specials in I guess. I've got some catching up to do!

Only in the Specials, my friend. You've already probably lapped us in total tables! :-)


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w00t! Conga-rats to you as well!

Been trying to get a post up, with (obviously) little success. Will continue to continue. :-)


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Five-star Hound of Tindalos. Er, GM. Whatever.

You, like I, have become such the GM star slut. ;-)

Have a good time, man!


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Thanks, folks. We had him for almost ten happy years; and better to have loved and lost than never have loved, after all.

I hate to be such a downer, so: back to crazy, hilarious,annoying, and amazing stuff. Our other cat, Lily, is a runt, and was rescued from outside by my mother-in-law. She's skittish to the point of outright paranoia; if she comes to you, all is well, but if you try it the other way around, forget it. Doesn't matter if you have food or catnip or whatever — you're obviously COMING TO GET HER AND SHE HAD BEST RUN AND HIDE RIGHT EFFING NOW.

Loud noises do this too. You know, like opening the door or blowing your nose. Or (sometimes) talking.


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lucky7 wrote:
For reasons too complicated to explain, "Tortellini" in our house is a synonym for castration.

Note to self: do NOT order pasta at lucky7's house.

I always capitalize and trademark the terms Good Thing [tm] and Bad Thing [tm]. I don't even remember how I picked this up, but I've done it for as long as I can recall using the terms.

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Male Human (Keleshite) Clc3 | hp 24/24 | Init +1 | AC 16, T: 11, FF: 15 | CMB +4, CMD 15 | F +5, R +3, W +6 | Prcptn +3, SM +9 |
Dungeon Master S wrote:
Aren't you in a real life game right now?! ;-) You have an addiction my friend.

Hello, Pot? This is the Kettle. LOL

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Male Human (Shoanti) Witch 10 | hp 38/60 | Init +9 | AC 17 (13), T 12, FF 16 (12) | CMB +4, CMD 16 | F +6, R +5, W +9 | Prcptn +10, SM +19 |
Professor Cosmo Berrythwaite wrote:
Ryster has a critical threat in there! :)

Alas, tis an elemental, thus no crits.

Bruxo's next action — besides crying like a five year old, I mean — will be based on EF's decision on Hal.

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Male Human (Shoanti) Witch 10 | hp 38/60 | Init +9 | AC 17 (13), T 12, FF 16 (12) | CMB +4, CMD 16 | F +6, R +5, W +9 | Prcptn +10, SM +19 |
Professor Cosmo Berrythwaite wrote:
Bruxo Machi wrote:
Professor Cosmo Berrythwaite wrote:
Cosmo nods in satisfaction at what seems to him an ironclad argument.
That...that doesn't even... Bruxo gapes at the Professor's logic, wondering how he'll ever get them off the island whether he'll ever truly understand academia.
To Cosmo, it is perfectly reasonable to bring a lich back to the university as a colaborator, so long as he can get an academic paper out of it. That's all that matters! :)

Since GM EF and I both deal with academia daily, I'm confident this amused him as much as it amused me. :-D


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Tels wrote:

This article is titled "This guy might be the most annoying Facebook troll of all time."

Personally, I laughed my ass off reading this 'troll' and don't find him annoying at all. Must be the Cosmo in me.

Cosmo, I blame you for not being as 'sensitive' as others. Your actions, I guess, have hardened my heart to the suffering of others.

Yeah, this cracked me up too.

Much would've been avoided by a simple un-friend-ing (and the fact that it didn't forces me to blame Cosmo), but I laughed a whole bunch.

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Male Human (Shoanti) Witch 10 | hp 38/60 | Init +9 | AC 17 (13), T 12, FF 16 (12) | CMB +4, CMD 16 | F +6, R +5, W +9 | Prcptn +10, SM +19 |

As the conversation continues, Bruxo leans over to Bizzle. Someday I must learn Osiriani...

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Male Human (Shoanti) Witch 10 | hp 38/60 | Init +9 | AC 17 (13), T 12, FF 16 (12) | CMB +4, CMD 16 | F +6, R +5, W +9 | Prcptn +10, SM +19 |

Bruxo also has an infernal healing wand, so he and Cosmo can split the charges.

Spellcraft: 1d20 + 19 ⇒ (4) + 19 = 23
Bruxo looks at what Cosmo is describing. That's a side effect of a blindness/deafness spell. Perhaps they were oracles, but more likely destined for some less noble end, I'm afraid.

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Hercule Poirot wrote:
Geez. Please stop rolling max for Charisma damage on our Sorceror - as of right now, he has lost access to spell slots above second level :-/

Back-to-back double digit saves kinda sucks too. LOL

Bizzle Goodwager wrote:
So close! I assume the bleed happens before I roll, if not I made it.

Yeah, bleed happens at the beginning of the bleeding player's turn. Sorry, Biz.

Bruxo sees the gnome keel over and promptly draws his quarterstaff (move). He then uses his healing hex, stepping forward to deliver it to Bizzle (healing hex: 2d8 + 10 ⇒ (2, 3) + 10 = 15) and popping a wand out of his wrist sheath (swift). (wand of infernal healing)

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Male Human (Shoanti) Witch 10 | hp 38/60 | Init +9 | AC 17 (13), T 12, FF 16 (12) | CMB +4, CMD 16 | F +6, R +5, W +9 | Prcptn +10, SM +19 |

+19 on Kn (history), so the DC 20 is hit on any roll.
DC 23 Will (paintings): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (18) + 9 = 27
Bruxo doesn't comment, but nods approvingly at the Professor's history lesson.

DC 23 Will (mirrors): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (8) + 9 = 17
Bruxo finds himself drawn to the mirrors, studying each one intently as he nears the statue. So that's what I would look like were I as strong as Lomax. He takes some time flexing in the mirrors.

+21 on Kn (planes).
DC 22 Sense Motive: 1d20 + 19 ⇒ (3) + 19 = 22
When at last he can draw himself away to study the statue, he observes, This is a shaitan genie, but one full of pride and vanity. A dreadful sin. He is too distracted in his reflection to notice the irony in his statement.

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