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Goblinworks Executive Founder. RPG Superstar 2013 Dedicated Voter, 2014 Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville. 4,712 posts (5,132 including aliases). 1 review. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 31 Pathfinder Society characters. 53 aliases.


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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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watched the first 10 minutes and could not take any more. It looked like they cut a few seconds here and there as well that made the entire thing seem overly choppy ... like a bad edited for TV attempt.

DISCLAIMER: Of course, I was also not the biggest fan of Ep 1-3, so that may also play into it.


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Ah you young whippersnappers! Back in my day, we has spam flowing through ports uphill both ways. Little packets explodin' into voodoo love potion offers, fake ID and currency offers, netherworld based ghosty hit man revenge offers, dread pirate video offers ... Them threads were crawling with the stuff!

Holy hells! I jist scanned down and we're being invaded by gibberish! Dang spammer kids these days don't even know how to hook an audience. Ain't like the old days, when spammers took pride in their work ... well, not pride, but dang it you knew what they was train' to sell you. Spammers these days got no respect.

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Kajehase wrote:
*starts petition for iconics-shaped licorice Pathfinder candy*

+1 ;)

Paizo, the finest in gaming and confectionery

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Hard core treasure hunters?

Grad students who take their studies waaay to seriously?

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Aranna wrote:


Most of these make little sense.

Actually, since the question posed is what would happen if WE did in RL what our PCs do in PF, they make perfect sense. In RL if you kill someone and riffle their pockets for loose change, that's murder an robbery (possibly manslaughter and robbery). If you are not an actual police officer, that blue line does not exist for you. And so on and so on.

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As far as general Con advice goes, here's the basic rundown:

ITEMS THAT SHOULD GO WITHOUT SAYING (but unfortunately sometimes do need to be said)

1. Carry water and, if the venue allows it, snacks. Hydration is your friends and if a game runs long you might not have time between sessions to grab a bite. It's bad when players pass out from hunger at your table; it's worse when your GM passes out from hunger at your table.

2. Bathe. Daily. Seriously. This is one of those should-be-common-sense things that occasionally needs to be put out there. In the five Paizocons I have been to this has not been an issue, but for every Paizocon the point is also raised in one or more "this is my first convention / what can I expect" threads, so that could have something to do with it (though I prefer to think that Paizocon attendees just have much better hygiene than your stereotypical con goer in general ... I have been to several conventions where there were "those guys" sitting at the gaming table). Clean clothes is also a good idea. Bottom line, do not bring a stinking cloud to the table (which also would include using significant amounts of cologne or perfume).

3. Get some sleep. Yes, we all want to game through the entire weekend 24/7, but really, you do need to be able to grab some sleep. You will be more focused and will enjoy your games more (and won't fall asleep at the table).

ITEMS THAT ARE MORE ESOTERIC (that is more gaming convention specific)

1. PCs. If you are playing PFS, yes, bring your own PC or be prepared to play a pregen. And be sure your PC is leveled up before going to the table (or you could end up playing a pregen). If you are playing in a lottery event, they typically state whether a PC will be provided or will give you the parameters for PC creation.

2. Minis. You probably should have some kind of mini or marker for your PC for a tactics oriented game like PF, though if you are playing a more abstract game it may not be needed. If you are unsure, ask the person running the table (you may even be able to do this pre-convention by posting to the forums using the thread title of "GAME XYZ QUESTIONS" or some such.

3. Dice. Always a good idea. Don't count on dice being provided. If you are a fan of the highly stylized dice that are difficult at best to read from a distance, be prepared to have a GM ask you to use a different set of dice. Other than that, roll dice, have fun.

4. Cosplay. I do like cosplay (observing more than participating, though I made for a great Po from Kung Fu Panda at DragonCon last year). Be sure you have read the info on the Paizocon FAQ (specifically about weapons, things that look like weapons, things that could be mistaken for weapons, etc.). It would suck to have your costume centered around a prop you could not use on the floor or in the hotel.

5. Show up on time. Yeah, this probably should have been in the first section, but it really is more geared to a gaming table than a panel or seminar. Panels and seminars can typically start and continue without issue if there are late arrivals. Game tables, not so much.

6. Paper and pencil/pen. Do bring a pen as it is good to have a more permanent option for reporting sheets (or if you want to get an autograph). Paper can always be handy (passing notes tot he GM or other players, taking notes during the adventure, etc.).

7. Keep an open mind. Try out a new game. Play at a table only with folks you have never met before. Strike up some banter with the people standing in line with you or at the bar (you never know who you are standing or sitting next to, after all ... got to meet Nick Logue and Richard Pett this way). This can be tough if you are introverted, but sometimes good things happen when you step out of your comfort zone. And you could end up meeting great folks that you will get to hang out with every year that you come back (Pat Luther, El-El, mearrin69, lolrobots, I am looking at you ;) ).

And, finally, if you take away nothing else, remember these three key things ...

1. Eat/drink.
2. BATHE (for the love of all the deities in the multiverse, bathe).
3. Sleep.

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If we did in real life what we do in Pathfinder (or most RPGs for that matter), I think there would be a whole lot of charges, including:

  • murder (from killing all those orcs, goblins, and mooks)
  • attempted murder (from not killing all those orcs, goblins, and mooks that managed to get away)
  • robbery (from looting all the orc, goblin, and mook bodies that did not get away)
  • grave desecration (from the various crypts, etc that we fought the undead in ...)
  • grave robbing (... and then looted)
  • arson (from use of alchemist fire, burning hands, scorching rays, and the ever popular fireballs)
  • brandishing weapons (because that's what you do with weapons ...)
  • possession of unregistered firearms (for all those gunslinger PCs)
  • discharging of firearms in a public place (again for all those gunslinger PCs)
  • drunk and disorderly (for drunken master, halfling, dwarf, and followers of Cayden Cailean PCs)
  • resisting arrest (because when was the last time your PC went along quietly)

It would be the trial of the century. ;)

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Curse of the Crimson Throne would be the first choice.

Kingmaker would be the second. Yes it is new, but without porting the kingdom building rules (since they are in Ultimate Campaign), could result in a higher page count to develop locations that got a mention but no fleshing out in the campaign ... Like a certain tower on an island.

Second Darkness would be my third preference.

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I have seen galaxies die. I have watched atoms dance. But until I had the dark behind the eyes, I didn't know the death from the dance.

He will be missed.

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I'll be there, as will Paul (all the way from New Zealand this time for him).

It'll be good to get Mathilda to make someone dance again. ;)

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The world will be less logical moving forward. He will be missed. :(

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So we're going to stick with only 3 of 10 possible extra pages of digital content for issue 13?

Get more digital content for next issue; write a review!

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Finding a cheeseburger in a fantasy campaign setting?

There is only one place to go...

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McGuffin's. ;)

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Stay Alert! Trust No One! Keep Your Laser Handy!

erm ... *ZAP*

<enters zylphryx #4>

Hello Friend Computer.

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Personally, I think we should include a "this page brought to you by" in the bylines for the extra content that the reviews generate.

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Sounds like the start of a review there, Snorter ... c'mon, make a full review and get us an extra page of content for the digital version of #13. :)

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RAWR, huh? Maybe it's an acronym ...

"Really Awesome Written Results"?

"Recently Available World Resources"?

"Razmirans Are Woefully Represented"?

"Really, Aroden's Whereabouts Revealed"?

"Requesting Another Watery Region"?

The possibilities are endless!!! ;)

Please note I am assuming the extra four "A's" are merely there to throw us off...

EDIT: AH! Based off that other clue, it can only be one thing ... GNOMES! Look out Sanos Forest, here we come! ;)

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Oh, and thank you to Alex "Canada Guy" Moore for the art for the board game (this is the third game of mine you have illustrated, isn't it?) and Basil Arnould Price for the artwork for Disturb Not the Dead. :)

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<start expected review plug>
...and I will hereby begin my secondary task of asking whether you all have enjoyed the issue ... and then pester folks to leave reviews.

Heck, there is even added incentive of getting more material in the PDF version of #13 if you do leave a review ... so what are you all waiting for?
</end expected review plug>

OK, that's out of the way (for this page of comments anyway). Enjoy the issue everyone. :)

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Paris Crenshaw wrote:
I just want to say that Tim and Dain did an awesome job driving this issue into the station. I was kind of discombobulated at the end of 2014. Our fearless Editor-in-Chief pulled off another amazing feat of publishing prowess. And Dain's work on layout is always fantastic. Great job, guys.

Don't forget Garrett. His impact on the layout cannot be understated and he's a big reason that we got it out as soon as we did with all the holiday hoopla thrown into the mix.

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Step through the entry to the gazebo ... and find yourself in the depths of the Abyss (man, I miss Planescape and Sigil, City of Doors)

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caspers? ;)

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Jeven wrote:
zylphryx wrote:
As to the "evil does not exist in the real word" arguments being tossed around, I have one question. Do those who believe that evil does not exist in the real world believe that good exists in the real world?

Good is a more generic term. The opposite of good is bad.

For morality, the terms right and wrong, are also generic.

Evil though is very much a Christian concept - the domain of the Devil versus God. So as a concept it doesn't exist in many cultures, not even in pre-Christian European religions.

Good is not a generic term when the concept of alignment is tossed around. As this is the case within this thread, the concept of good would be in consideration of a good-neutral-evil axis, not a good-bad dichotomy.

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Sitting at the bar at 9 Mile, a Jamacian restaurant in Asheville, listening to reggae and waiting on my order of jerked Mahi over rice.

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Ah ha! It took some digging, but I found the thread!

<must get folks to post more here to keep the thread up top ;) >

A-hem ...

HEAR YE, HEAR YE!

The APL's Anniversary game is almost upon us and we have about 20 seats we can fill!

Are you tired of holiday shopping?

Fed up with setting up decorations?

Becoming more Scroogity every day?

Well, we have what you need!!!

That clatter you hear on the roof isn't reindeer, it's Pathfinder Agents.

That sound you thought was bells? Nope, it's the clashing of swords.

Carols? Nuh-uh, it's the cries of those who fall and the cheers of the victors.

Making merry and wassailing? Well, merriment during the game, sure ... and probably beer (for those of drinking age) at the APB afterwards (assuming they are open) ... not sure abut wassail though ...

You know you want to take part in the festivities and the Race for the Runecarved Key!

Sign up at Warhorn!!!

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Drejk wrote:
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People do have lives, after all. ;-)
They do?!

Oh Drjek, don't you start talking like my boss! ;)

Yes, yes we do ... though they may be more full of work than we would like sometimes ... of course Wayfinder is not work, but an escape from work. I think we should have everything good to go before the end of the year.

Still not giving spoilers ... though I gotta give a big "Thank You" to Alex "CanadaGuy" Moore ... you know what I'm talking about. ;)

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Deletes 3 pages worth of posts scattered throughout the thread, issues warning about improper behavior and threatens to lock thread if people don't act civilly.

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thejeff wrote:
zylphryx wrote:

Civilization is not based on creatives who produce works of entertainment being forced to continue to produce work they no longer wish to produce. Demanding they do so is analogous to the boss at a job you are wanting to leave claiming you owe the company since you did good work and forcing you to continue at a job at which you have no desire to continue.

In truth, he could beg you to stay and refuse to rehire you if you come back looking for work. You owe him nothing more than the labor you provided. When you leave, he owes you nothing further unless he feels the desires to give it. The same princie holds for authors and those who paid for the work the author produced.

Absolutely no one has said a damn thing about forcing authors to do any such thing.

Actually, by taking the stance of "if an author does not finish a series that she no longer wishes to work on, folks should no longer purchase her work", you are in essence forcing the author to continue a path she does not want to follow or lose her source of income. It is not holding a physical gun to the head, but it still is a means of force. So, explicitly no one has said anything about forcing an author to do any such thing, but implicitly, yes, yes it was said.

Granted, people should vote with their wallets. It is an effective means to bring about change. But if an author states she has no passion for the series any longer, that she is no longer happy when working on it, should one still continue to demand the creator give up her happiness / enjoyment in the work she wants to do in order to satisfy the Fans desire for closure to a story arc?

EDIT: And to be clear, as I have stated from the beginning, I personally believe there is no obligation on either party's side. The author owes the fan nothing other than the actual books the fan purchased. The fan owes the author nothing beyond the book(s) they have already purchased.

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Civilization is not based on creatives who produce works of entertainment being forced to continue to produce work they no longer wish to produce. Demanding they do so is analogous to the boss at a job you are wanting to leave claiming you owe the company since you did good work and forcing you to continue at a job at which you have no desire to continue.

In truth, he could beg you to stay and refuse to rehire you if you come back looking for work. You owe him nothing more than the labor you provided. When you leave, he owes you nothing further unless he feels the desires to give it. The same princie holds for authors and those who paid for the work the author produced.

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MMCJawa wrote:

why are we having discussion of buying a book in a ongoing series that just has "HAHAHA" written for 300 pages? That...would never happen, because editors and publishers are not idiots

You might as well lead with an example such "What if reading the first sentence summons a Balor that then eats all my family members in front of me".

It would be terrifying ... and probably grounds for suing the publishing company for not vetting the material for summoning magic. Definitely a case of Supernatural Criminal Negligence.

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Unreasonable demands like "how dare you have a life!!! Get back to writing my book b##$#!"

And unfortunately you do see things along those lines pop up from a rabid fan base.


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Hmmm ... $9.99 for a PDF?

Yeah, that sounds reasonable. Let me get my credit card.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
I like bacon, but I think it's overrated here in the internet.

Sacrilege! It is impossible to overrate bacon. ;)


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<piddles on the carpet and scampers out of the room>

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Game over, man! Game over!

<contemplates>

Game on, man! Game on!

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That's it, I'm quitting PathfBWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA ... I just can't ... I can't say that with a straight face ...

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Board game submitted.

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Congrats Mike!

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Article on Osirian Tomb Curses submitted.

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It says I appreciate a person with a good mind ... their brains taste so much better than folks who ... NOTHING! THE AVATAR SAYS NOTHING ABOUT ME!!!!

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He was a true actor, able to make us laugh (Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, and too many others to list), make us cry (What Dreams May come, The Fisher King, and Awakenings are the first ones to come to mind), and make our skin crawl (Insomnia and One Hour Photo). But personally, it was the off the wall roles he played that will stick with me the most (Death to Smoochy and World's Greatest Dad).

He will be missed. :(

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Anthony Adam wrote:

Yes! 723 words, sending a really nasty nasty for consideration. It is indeed possible to get a really nasty creature at CR 15 in under 750 words - not easy, but can be done :D

And no laundry list either - I managed to reign myself back some. Kind of. But it did eat my party when I tested it out - lol - poor souls, 5 pc's went in, 3 ran away, 1 crawled away after stabilising herself and, ummmm, one didn't.

So that's 2 out of my possible 3 and a couple of weeks left to try and come up with no 3 ;)

that means you have 27 words you can play with to bolster it's descriptive text ... or the top blurb for a bestiary listing. ;)

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Timitius wrote:
We generally prefer .psd files, color.

*cough*300dpi, layers intact*cough*please do not flatten the image*cough*


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

I am the eggslaad, we are the eggslaad

Potato am the Batman, groot groot groot joob

You called?

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1. What do you mean if I pull this trigger you won't get shot??

2. Anyone up for a game of Cards Against Humanity?

3. What in the hell is kitty jump, cat swagger, and feline power swat doing on your character sheet?

Dear following poster,
The answers to your next three questions are as follows:

1. Why yes, I am happy to see you.

2. There are just certain things a muppet can do better than you.

3. Just off the top of my head, an undead cat in a box for one.

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Vancouver WA is a bit of a drive from WNC for a weekly game. ;)

Have fun y'all and I look forward to gaming with y'all over next Memorial Day weekend.

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Lady Ophelia wrote:

So while I am figuring out what to write still, I do want to say thanks for being clearer about article word count. It really helps for those of us who are word count conscious (like me) and want to stay on target.

*sets a course for 1,500 words for her gazetteers*

Glad to hear you are word count conscious, Lady Ophelia. It is definitely a good way to be.

In fact, EVERYONE who submits an article should be word count conscious. I hear that aside from being completely off theme, it is one of the quickest ways to get your submission bumped ... or at least put into the maybe bin ... which with the number of submissions we have been getting is not where you want your submission to be.

This PSA brought to you by the Keep Tim and Paris Sane a Little Longer Foundation, with assistance from Lady Ophelia by supplying a great point for a segue.


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Or took part in a good egging ...

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