After two separate sessions in Wrath of the Righteous, I am underwhelmed with the Warpriest as presented.
It loses the versatility of the cleric while gaining almost none of the ability of the fighter. I've spent both sessions thinking to myself, I'm better off taking one level of fighter and then straight cleric than this.
Appario Lind wrote:
That's udderly absurd.
A Russian scientist and a Czech scientist had spent their whole lives studying the majestic grizzly bear and had collaborated numerous times via mail. One year their schedules allowed them to travel overseas, and as luck would have it they could do so at the same time. They immediately flew to America, landing in New York and then on west to Yellowstone.
They reported to the local ranger station but were informed that it was mating season in the U.S. and that it would be much too dangerous to go out and study the animals. Undaunted, they pointed out that this could well be their only chance. After much pleading, at last the ranger relented. The Russian and the Czech were given cell phones and told to report in each and every day.
For several days they called in, and then suddenly nothing was heard from the two scientists. Fearing the worst, and a potential international incident, the rangers mounted a search party and found their camp completely ravaged, with no sign of the missing men. The rangers followed the trail of a male and a female bear. They found the female but could not get near her, ultimately deciding they would need to kill the animal to find out if she had eaten the scientists.
They killed the female and cut open the bear's stomach. Sure enough, inside were the remains of the Russian.
One ranger turned to the other and said, "You know what this means, don't you?"
"Of course," the other ranger nodded. "The Czech is in the male."
The human cannonball at the circus was set to retire. The owner was beside herself at the news: "But you can't!" she shouted. "Where am I going to find someone of your caliber?"
As fate would have it, the human cannonball who replaced him was hired and fired the very same night!
Oh, I thought it was a d100.
A pair of twins was given up for adoption immediately after birth. One of them is adopted by a family in Egypt and is named Ahmal. The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him Juan.
Years later, after much searching, Juan finds his biological mother and sends a picture of himself to her. Upon receiving the picture, she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. But then she reasoned, since they're twins, if you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal.
Follow up to that one:
The brother shook his head. "Unlike my brother, I have both my arms, and will have no difficulty ringing the bells." He further explained that the family was in quite dire financial straits, and that this would truly help out. After a few moments of discussion, the priest relented and let the brother try his hand at the bells.
In the tower, the brother astonished the priest by taking a running start and jumping over the empty space below, grabbing the edge of one of the bells, whereupon it started to ring as he dropped back to the platform. At a breathless pace, he ran back and forth between the bells, ringing them in perfect sequence. The priest was amazed. If anything, it was more lovely than his brother's performance had been!
At the end, however, tragedy struck again — the brother reached for the last bell and it rang, but missed the platform and crashed to the cathedral floor, dying on impact.
Horrified, the acolyte rushed up to the body and cried out, "Father, this is terrible! He, too, is dead! What was his name?"
The priest replied, "I'm not sure, but he's a dead ringer for his brother!"
The Friars of Florence were behind on their belfry payments, so in order to catch up they decided to open up a small florist shop to raise the funds.
As it turns out, people liked to buy flowers from the men of God. The rival florist across town thought the competition from such a source was unfair. So he asked the good fathers to close down. Since the plan to raise money for paying off the belfry was being successful, they flatly refused. He then begged the friars to close. They ignored him. He even asked his mother to go and ask the friars to get out of business. The friars ignored her, too.
Finally, the exasperated rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town, to "persuade" the friars to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close shop. Frightened, the friars did so, thereby showing that Hugh — and only Hugh — can prevent florist friars.
Deep in a tropical savannah, three animals were discussing who among them was the most powerful.
"It's got to be me," said the hawk. "After all, I can fly and swoop down
"Maybe not," said the lion, "but I am certain I'm more powerful. I am fast, have sharp teeth and claws, and besides which they call me the king of beasts!"
"Nope," said the skunk, "got you both beat. Really. With a flick of my tail, I can drive off the two of you!"
At just that moment, a bear came down from one of the trees and settled the debate by eating them all — hawk...lion...and stinker.
They were ultimately charged with ** spoiler omitted **
That is one of my all-time favorites. :-D
That would set you free, after all. :-)
There is no such thing as a bad pun.
It's certainly better than being a poet, since after all, rhyme does not pay.
It's to differentiate them from the other bears.
And so the dire bears can feel pseudo-superior. You know, like the star-bellied Sneetches.
Doug's Workshop wrote:
Kind of like people who use leftist, liberal, progressive, etc., as a slur.
Ah. So you're much more content trusting the people who brought you Deepwater Horizon, Chernobyl, Bhopal, Three Mile Island, Fujikawa, Love Canal, and so in — in the interest of profit.
Fair enough. We'll agree to disagree then.
Welcome to PFS, and to stepping behind the curtain. I understand what you mean about time being a premium and Real Life Coming First [tm], which is part of why a good many of us are involved in PFS — it's episodic in nature, which is terrific for busy schedules.
The best advice I ever got about GMing, and what I've tried to use and to share, is this:
Alternatively, some people realize pretty quickly at 7-11 that the first PC concept they had is not at all suited for high-tier play, no matter what path they decided on as the character went along, and thus started something else (full disclosure: I'm totally guilty on this one).
Or they found a new class that really appealed to them and started one of those (full disclosure: I'm totally guilty on this one).
Or they had a local group that started a new batch of characters to take the same group of PCs through Thornkeep/an AP (full disclosure: I'm totally guilty on this one).
My own anecdotal evidence agrees that Tier 1-5s get more interest than any other tier by about 2.5:1 over 3-7 and 3:1 over 5-9/7-11. YMMV.
Agreed, many thanks to the people who staff the Paizo design team. They are good, dedicated people who have allowed most of us enjoy the heck out of what they've helped produce.
They're people who have feelings and opinions and lives outside the game and don't merit abuse heaped on them because they wrote something with which someone might disagree.
Disagreement does not equal license to ridicule, belittle, or otherwise mistreat other people. Not even on an anonymous format like the Internet.
So all we have to do is figure out just how improbable it truly is, plug that number in, give it a nice fresh, hot cup of tea, and turn it on.
Kappi struggles with the small lock the first time, but gamely makes a second try after Davosh bestows the guidance of his ancestors, and is successful this time!
Within the jewelry box he finds several pieces of jewelry — a pair of tiger eye earrings, a pair of pearl-inlaid bracelets, two gold and one silver necklaces, a pendant with a handsomely-set sapphire, and a ring with a letter engraved on it that does not seem to match the rest in style or delicacy since it is considerably larger than one might expect.
The upright carriage has all four wheels in place and they appear aligned. You will need Kn: engineering to determine the relative utility of the carriage, however.
A Take 10 on Kn: religion would let you know that zombies are resistant to piercing and bludgeoning weapons, which is why Kappi's javelin did not seem to affect it, despite it lodging in the zombie's flesh.
You note that the breastplate encased with the remnants of the poor dead soul in the ice is still relatively intact and might be salvageable.
Liska tells you she can smell some of the same scents near the wrecked carriage near the break in the trees to the south. She smells humans, including others besides those from the carriages...and something else...something she has never smelled before.
David Higaki wrote:
Despite how appropriate it would be, I cannot use ghost sound to play the Final Fantasy victory music after killing the last monster.
Similarly, I'm not allowed to use the same spell to do the 60s-era Batman transition theme when moving between acts in a scenario.
If I were to pick anyone outside Paizo to be entrusted with taking care of Paizo's IP, LG with Jason and Neil would be near, if not at, the top of my list.
However, I do fully understand (and respect) James' take on it.
As to Jason's particular question: I personally would welcome awesome higher level stuff.