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Sovereign Court **** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka zylphryx

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Congrats James Becker, VC for Asheville, NC!

Now run those 5 star specials man!!!! ;)

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Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Tian Xia" - but only slightly less well-known is this: "Never go in against a Varisian when death is on the line"! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha... <thud>

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Y'all are looking at Marshall's all wrong. They are not selling styles that are two years out of style. They are selling the retro look 15 years ahead of when that retro look will be fashionable again. ;)

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Maybe it's my Nordic heritage that has me keeping my hair long ... Hell, I even braided and beaded my beard for a while several years ago. Now I just need a longship and a long axe and I'll be good to go. ;)

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ah, gotcha ... so this would be more of a "please move all derails to this thread" thread, then? More to the point, if that is the case, I apologize for trying to stay on topic. ;)

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Another reason to not have Ameiko executed would be the awkward start to Jade Regent if you eventually run that AP ...

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No no, it's an 8 eight ball that is in the process of reproduction via budding ...

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Varangian guard. They were mercenaries of Scandinavian origin initially, though later Anglo-Saxons also filled the ranks. They were imperial guards, loyal to the Emporer, and trusted moreso than Byzantine soldiers for that position, and we're apparently terrors on the battlefield. When an Emporer died, they would take from the treasury all they could carry.

Pretty solid basis for the Ulfen guard.

Edit: as far as the "look at the names" bit, not really sure what is meant.

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Set wrote:
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Also threw up color copies of #11 and additional copies of #12.

Blorch!

Just wipe that off, it's fine.

So our printing process is a bit messy, but you have to admit, they turn out nice. ;)

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Oh, now the Hao Jin Tapestry would be a cool one. Considering it has bits and pieces from all over Golarion in it folks would be able to do almost anything. And, since it also has parts of Golarion from different time periods as well, iirc, then you could have some interesting divergent timeline concepts as well.

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I would say fey ... And not because I wrote up two pieces with a fey theme for this one and put them aside when I saw your comment on fey deserving their own issue ... Well, not entirely ... Ah hell, who am I kidding? ;)

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Ooooooo ... another possibility. The sensate who birthed the cluster (blanking on the character name ... whoever Daryl Hannah is playing) used drugs to block Whispers ... maybe Riley's drug use will block Whispers from being able to link to her ... and maybe she can pass that on to others when needed. Could help keep Will from having to off himself to protect the cluster.

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considering the slow burn feel season one had, I am wondering if Riley's true potential simply has not been revealed yet.

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Knoq Nixoy wrote:
Stolen the name from Planescape

Ummm ... no. The term "sensate" dates back to the 15th century, so not sure how it would have been "stolen". There really is no correlation between the Society of Sensation in Planescape and the show, other that the focus on sensation. Both the show and the faction in Planescape made use of an appropriate term to embody the theme of the show/faction.

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If you vote for Cthulhu, he'll eat you last.

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Congrats! I'm glad he decided to wait for you to get back from Seattle. Loving the fact that one of his first pics includes a gobbo looking out over him. I see much gaming in his future. :)

And with 22 hours of labor, your wife now has two things she can use to guilt him if needed.

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I was in labor with you for TWENTY-TWO HOURS! AND I had to miss PaizoCon!

Please let your wife know to use this power sparingly. :)

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Just because gninjas have snickerdoodle shuriken is no reason to say they are overpowered.

mmmmmmm ... snickerdoodle shuriken ...

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No bother at all ... I actually like it when someone with the same avatar posts in the same thread I have posted in simply for the "I don't remember writing that" moment.

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You know, it was that 98th post of yours that just pushed it over the edge. "Bump" indeed. Of all the ...

The 15 posts you have made since then have done nothing to change my mind.

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I have offered in the past to reply to those who did not make it in, and provide feedback as to why, if I am asked to by the author. The problem becomes that many who get that feedback.....well, they don't take it very well. As a result, it leaves me soured to wanting to continue with feedback. I do want to try and figure out a way to give feedback, though....just without the arguments and insults.

One other thing for folks to keep in mind when making submissions (and when requesting feedback) is that while Wayfinder is a fan created product, we do treat it as any commercial product when it comes to dealing with article selection, editing, and layout.

If you request feedback and it is given, before you click that send button in reply, think to yourself "if this was a submission to a commercial product do I really want to send this to the person who will determine if my work gets accepted for this and future projects and, more importantly, determines if I get paid for my creation?" If you answer "yes" and send back an insulting or condescending reply, then freelance work (of any type, not just writing RPG material) is probably not your best choice of career move.

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Press release, Tim, press release. It should be picked up by all major news services. ;)

And I am thankful to those who took on my "we want reviews dagnabbit" post duties early on as well as those who have given this issue reviews, dagnabbit. :)

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I'll be there. Putting in the time off request this upcoming week (and preemptively listing it on the calendar).

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Sweet! See you in about 2 hours!

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Sleep is for the weak ... Or the tired ... One of those. ;)

Landed in ATL, next leg to Portland leaves is about 2 hours.


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I keep posting and my posts keep getting deleted (well aside from two ... so far). Should I take it personally?


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Only because I have not posted yet ... Lock away!

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James, what advice would you give to folks who are wanting to create their own campaign world? What would be the best elements to start with as far as development goes?

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A truly great artist. He, and Lucille, will be missed. :(

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Crystal, if you know ALL the things, when some new thing comes about, does this mean you are the first person to know about the thing, before anyone else in the world?


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Yip yip yip yip yip yip yip yip ...

I would like to point out that there is no stat block for poodles nor even a passing mention in the bestiaries and I ... oops

Yip yip yip grrrrrr yip yip yip yip yip

<piddles all over the thread>

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ALL of them ...

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Technically, if you really want to get all super RAW about it, Snap Shot would allow you to make ONE AoO. Drawing ammo for a bow is a free action and could be done at the end of a PC's turn.

Snap shot allows you to threaten 5' and make AoOs with ranged weapons with which you have Weapon Focus. So that arrow you knocked at the end of your turn, no worries, you get to make an AoO.

HOWEVER, even if you have combat reflexes, an AoO allows you to make a free attack, but it does not allow you to take free actions outside of your turn (these are free actions, not immediate actions, after all). Hence, one AoO with a bow.

This is not how the Snap Shot feat is played, however (nor should it be how the feat is played). But if you want to be a diehard RAW player, then I expect you will now play it that way.

The point I am making, is if one parses any rule deep enough, you will find some anomaly in the writing. This should not be a "game of lawyers" and some debates become overly ridiculous if they continue for long enough.

This, the "TWF with a bow", is one of those arguments I believe.

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TheRealKoboldCleaver wrote:
I ban this pretender Kobold Cleaver. Accept not substitute for TheRealKoboldCleaver.

Hmmm ... I'm not convinced ... let me hear you say "smurf". ;)

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no no ... you misunderstand ... he was counting down the remaining rounds. Is that roast goblin... erm... slaablin I smell?

Slather on that marina... resist energy lotion.

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you are also not a goblin. You are a slaablin. Or a goblaad.

Slaablin, definitely a slaablin.

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June Cleaver wrote:
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Did you know goblins are better than kobolds in every way? We're stronger, more dexterous, better at burning things, have a more storied and better developed cultural background, and plushies of us for sale. I don't see any plushy kobolds, do you? We're also double the CR without class levels, and have better racial archetypes. Do you have an alchemist with a dire bat companion? Can you gain a bite attack that latches onto people with the grab ability as a barbarian? I thought not. Your best ability is a 1/day full round diplomacy. Diplomacy? What is this, World of Darkness? I'm here to kill and burn stuff!

Goblin Cleaver? Is that you?

I had that dalliance with the Goblin King, but I had no idea it bore fruit.

Wait ... what? Do goblin males carry the young to term?!?! Where was this bit of info in the Goblins of Golarion book???

Or are you really a slaad, June? Was the Goblin King an egg receptacle allowing Goblin Cleaver to burst forth from his stomach in a gory birth display ala Alien? If so, would Kobold Cleaver not be a kobold, but a slaad-kobold hybrid? A kobaald?


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Dear Mr. Cleaver,

It would appear that you have plans to either pay us in counterfeit gp or that you are seeking to obtain false papers either to defraud the Federated Revenuuer Service or to attempt to escape the country. We can assure you none of these options will work.

We can smell imitation and plated "gp" from across the room (it has a slightly spicy and sour scent to it). There are storage areas in the bowels of the FRS that are filled to the brim with such coins (making the subbasements of the FRS smell like tacos that are starting to go bad).

False papers will accomplish naught save you getting a second tax notice for your new identity. Yes, you can be taxed twice, Mr. Cleaver or whatever your name will soon be.

And if you are looking at the death certificate option, Mr. Cleaver, please note that we have already placed a lien upon your physical being so if you fake your death, you will be come the property of the FRS. I'm sure we could find something for a creature of your ... stature ... to do. Perhaps aid in training our attack dogs? We do run through training dummies rather quickly.

Why not pay the due amount of 22,000gp now, Mr. Cleaver instead of complicating matters or allowing the taxes, penalties, fees, and interest to increase any further?

in case the spam post is removed, there was an ad for fake currency, passports, identification, death certificates, etc. immediately following the first post from The Revenuuer Man.


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Dear Mr. Cleaver,

It has come to our attention that you have not paid taxes on the assets "acquired" through the ambushing of low level adventurers. While you may simply view this as a case of "finders keepers" as you listed on your return, we can assure you this is an erroneous assumption on your part and will require immediate payment of 15,000gp in back taxes, penalties, fees, and interest.

Failure to pay may result in liens placed upon the holdings of you and your family, such as they are, mandatory deductions from future "acquisitions", government sanctioned cerebral realignment to ensure adherence to the tax code in the future, and possible forced internal organ reassignment.

We look forward to hearing from you and are quite glad that we found you in the quagmire of a filing system that is the Federated Revenuuer Service, the only folks who can truly claim "finders keepers".

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Hey Mike! I'm at your table ... I promise to behave ... mostly. :)

So for PCs, what is the deal? Can we create a PC using the PFS character creation rules (allowed/disallowed resources, archetypes, spells, feats, equipment, etc)? And if so, are we running with starting cash based off the WBL chart in the CRB for 4th level PCs?

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Sir Terry Pratchett wrote:
It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact true. It's called living.

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Gary Gygax wrote:
Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time.

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Woot! Thanks Chris, Sara, Gary, and all the other coders who worked on fixing this!

<crosses fingers>

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man, if I encounter a great white shark on the way to Paizocon, something has gone horribly, horribly wrong ... or sharknado has turned into an actually thing (and "horribly, horribly wrong" would seem to be an understatement for that scenario ...) ;)

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Yay! It's May!

... no need to panic about bags ... but that time is quickly approaching ... 2.5 weeks until airport time


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Dear KC,

Are you merely a kobold who cleaves, or a kobold who cleaves other kobolds? Or perhaps you are a cleaver of kobolds who maintains a clever guise of a kobold (even while in smurf form)? Your name seems a bit vague on this as it could go any of these ways.

Thank you very much for you time and consideration.

- Gobby, aspiring Goblin Cleaver

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Tharizdhun wrote:
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You guys are probably right given that you may have been interacting with paizo for way longer than I have... but as a first interaction with the company, although it logically doesn't it make sense, it has spoiled the experience a bit... but hey, we'll see what happens, maybe things won't fill up as quickly as I expect, or maybe I'll just get random stuff that I'll like. In any case, it's not the end of the world. Thanks for letting me vent.
Your venting is definitely heard and we understand completely. I wish we could make sure that our scheduling worked for everyone and that we didn't have situations where we're constantly switching up dates/times, unfortunately this is the result this time. We're going to do our best to keep this from ever becoming a reoccurring issue.
Still all of the apologies do not make up for the money that I have now wasted. With signup changing as it has to hours where I will not be able to get the events I want. This will cause me to have to sit out and therefore it will be a wasted trip.

Wow, chill out a bit Tharizdhun. Having been to four previous Paizocons, I can tell you that even if you don't get everything you want now, you are going to find a bunch of great stuff (and I seriously doubt if the PFS tables are going to fill up within the week or two). The important thing is to keep a positive attitude.

One of the best PaizonCons I went to I got into no lottery events and ended up playing a few tables of PFS, hit a good number of seminars, and met a TON of really cool folks. Of course, I showed up with an open mind, figuring I would try out something different for a convention as well.

The issues with the lottery are, in the grand scheme of things, a truly minor inconvenience. Let's be honest about that. It is not life and death. It has not deprived you of your home or the ability to even afford to go the convention. It has not robbed you of your health leaving you physically unable to attend. All it has done is delayed you making selections of what you want to play while you are at the convention.

Will you miss out on some of what you want? Possibly. But very few folks who attend a convention actually get into everything they want to get into. As I said before, the key to having a great con experience, regardless of what con you are going to, is to go into it with a positive mindset and an open mind. It makes a world of difference.

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@JoeyDaWiz ... that's a bit harsh man. Coding a custom solution for a specific task is not a minor deal. Glitches happen. Even if you test thoroughly, there will be a corner case that will inevitably cause some kind of issue somewhere. Freaking missing semicolons are the bane of my existence ... that and interpreting poorly commented code

Personally, I'd prefer Paizo take their time and make the needed changes. It's not like PaizoCon is tomorrow ...

<checks calendar>

Yep, definitely not tomorrow. ;)

Gary, Sara, Chris, and all the other code monkey brothers and sisters dealing with this, thanks for your efforts and let us know when something major happens on the lottery front.

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It was that cryptographer's brain I was nibbling on that I credit with the solution. ;)

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Nice puzzle! :)

Email sent. :)

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Karlbob, just say " ooo, pick me!" You will not regret it. ;)

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