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Taldor

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On the one hand, yeah, I agree there is an expectation that you have bought into the story arc when you buy that first book in the series. However, that is not mutually exclusive with the concept that there is an overwhelming sense of entitlement from some fans of successful book series (and TV, RPG series, etc. as well).

People love what they love and will want more of it. However, if an author loses interest in the storyline, does the author still owe it to the fans to complete the story? I don't think so. If the author is under contract with a publisher to complete X number of installments of a series, that is one thing, and yes, the author could very well be forced to continue with a story arc or world of his creation that he would much rather just drop. But if there is no legal contract, the author should either wrap it all up in a final installment, which would most likely be unfulfilling to the readers as the author no longer has a passion for the material, or leave it unfinished. Ideally in the latter case, they would allow another author to take up the mantle, if there is another author wanting to do so, but I don't think an author, or any other creative individual for that matter, should be forced into a position of feeling guilt or receive any abuse because some vocal folks "WANT MOAR NOW!!1!!".

KestrelZ also raises a good point as far as the George R R Martin example. In some ways, by agreeing to have the books adapted for the small screen, he has put himself in the position where there could be pressure from an external force that is not from an overblown sense of entitlement, but rather from a business arrangement that he may not be able to deliver on, resulting in either a premature end to the HBO series or content being created from outside his intended story arc.

EDIT: All that said, if an author or other creative type decides to abandon a project that has a loyal following, they should not expect all future endeavors to have the same results. To do so would be a sense of entitlement from the creative's side ("They loved my other stuff, they should love this stuff too.").

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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. ;)

Taldor

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Went camping this weekend with a bunch of friends. Sunday morning there was what seemed a never ending plate of bacon. Cooked in the out of doors on cast iron griddles. It was like bacon heaven.

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I sometimes recline, it really depends on the flight, whether I need to grab some sleep on the flight, who I am sitting next to, etc. I am 6'3" as well.

And I let the person behind me know that I will be reclining before I do so. Mainly due to almost having my laptop get crushed (the area between the tray table and the back of the seat decreases rather dramatically and the area where the tray table goes becomes a laptop screen trap) by someone who did not let me know they were going to recline before doing so, but also because it is the civil thing to do.

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Get rid of the mount at 7th level, get jaunt boots(allows you to move 15' as a 5' step 3 times a day ... perfect for stepping in from the back to "kill" that foe who "merely stumbled" when your ally attacked him), equip your bard and one other cohort with boots of the enduring march (1500gp a pop and will allow them to force march a bit easier for the extended retreats), have the bard sing your PCs "praises" and have the other clap together two coconut shells in rhythm with your PC's jouncing step.

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Game over, man! Game over!

<contemplates>

Game on, man! Game on!

Taldor

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You don't like the pun thread I set up in your honor? Don't make be break out a punrant. ;)

Taldor

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Eight versions, Jason, eight. We just did not need to use that final one. ;)

<goes off to tuck in the .indd file and wish it sweet dreams>

Taldor *** Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka zylphryx

What’s going on this weekend … I seem to get asked that a lot for some reason. Probably because I always answer the question. Well no more, I tell you! No more! I’m going to start just … oh who the hell am I kidding.

Here’s what’s going on this weekend.

Friday September 12

12:30pm-4:30pm

Assault on the Kingdom of the Impossible – This season 1 scenario is for tier 1-5. So an Aspis agent is jacking shipments of relics, artifacts, and what not on the island of Jalmeray. They even went so far as to kill a Venture Captain (but fear not, it was not Luth). Head out there and put a stop to his shenanigans. There is one open seat for this table currently.

Shadow’s Last Stand – Part II: Web of Corruption – This season 2 scenario is for tier 1-7. So back in the day, before the Shadow Lodge stopped being a faction and before it first became a faction, it was a splinter cell which caused all sorts of trouble. The leader was unknown … until this scenario. Yes, it is the appearance of The Spider (and no, we’re not talking Boris the Spider). Head to Almas and find The Spider’s whereabouts and true identity. There are 3 open seats for this table currently.

5:30pm-9:30pm

Mists of Mwangi – This season 0 scenario is for tier 1-5. Cursed monkey idols from the Mwangi Expanse beig shipped to the Blackros Museum. What could go wrong? After all, the Blackros Museum knows how to safely handle material lik… BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yeah right! It’s the freaking Blackros Museum. This table is currently full.

The Quest for Perfection – Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow – This season 3 scenario is for tier 1-5. So I have said it before and I will say it again, the mini game in this scenario is pretty awesome. You also are in Tian Xia looking for some relic and fighting off tengu bandits, you know, as the RPG part of the scenario. ;) And this is the finale to the QfP trilogy; I strongly recommend playing through with the same PC. This table is currently full.

Saturday September 13

12:30pm-4:30pm

Fingerprints of the Fiend – This season 0 scenario is for tier 7-11. It’s a race against the Aspis Consortium to locate the fabled city of Rachikan. Of course, the person who was looking for it was the nephew of a retired pathfinder. and he went missing. So you get to go to Cheliax and find him … and hopefully the lost city. There are 2 open seats for this table currently.

The Tide of Twilight – This season 3 scenario is for tier 1-5. Every time I see this listed, I feel I must give warning. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DEADLY SCENARIO! OK, that’s out of the way. Evil druids, people turning into beasts … you know, all the makings of a memorable adventure. Just play with caution. This table is currently full.

Port Godless - This season 5 scenario is for tier 5-9. Head to Rahadoum to find out what has happened to several Riftwardens who have recently disappeared there. If you succeed, the Society could have found additional allies for their endeavors in the Worldwound. There are 2 open seats for this table currently.

Trial by Machine­ – This season 6 scenario is for tier 1-5. So I have it on good authority that one should NOT play this with a brand new level 1 PC. Consider yourself warned. Absalom has had many failed invasions leaving behind countless siege towers. One of these, lead by the Numerian “machine mage” Karamoss 1000 years ago, is currently use by the Society as a training ground. Unfortunately, someone did not turn it off completely … This table is currently full.

5:30pm-9:30pm

The Citadel of Flame­ – This season 1 scenario is for tier 1-5. So a cult which preached self immolation as a means to achieve paradise was presumed to have been wiped out decades ago. Both the forces of Sarenrae and the cultists were engulfed by a massive sandstorm. Bet some of your PCs will wish it had remained buried … this one has some tough moments if you are unprepared. There are 3 open seats for this table currently.

The Quest for Perfection – Part III: Defenders of Nesting Swallow – This season 3 scenario is for tier 1-5 … ever get that feeling you have been somewhere, seen something, typed something before? Yeah, so look above in Friday … and the minigame is very cool. ;) There are 3 open seats for this table currently.

Glories of the Past – Part II: The Price of Friendship – This season 4 scenario is for tier 5-9. Welcome to Orc Town! Yep, head to the orc city of Urglin to find a guide to take you to the orc capital of Urgir in the Hold of Belkzen. Nothing like being surrounded by a bunch of orcs who would just as soon see you lying dead at their feet and not being able to swat at them with your murderhobo stick of sharp stabby stabbing. There are 2 open seats for this table currently.

The Hellknight’s Feast – This season 5 scenario is for tier 5-9. It’s a party! Break out your shindig gear for a formal banquet hosted by Michella and Damian Blakros and prepare to hob nob with the movers and shakers of Absalom. Oh yeah, you need to try to convice the movers and shakers to support the Society’s endeavors in the Worldwound. Which you would think they would be happy to do, but some folks just go “meh” when they are told about demons ravaging the countryside … This table is currently full.

First Steps – Part I: In Service to Lore – This intro scenario is for level 1 PCs only. You remember those good old days when you were just out of the academy and got sent on you first mission that did NOT involve a minotaur? Relive those times again! The ones without the minotaur, I mean … There are 2 open seats for this table currently.

There you go, now go sign up at Warhorn!!

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

Taldor

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<murmur murmur rumor murmur>

<shuffles out of thread>

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Good luck in finding affordable physical copies. Used copies of #1 are currently listed starting at ~$95 on Amazon, ~$100 on Ebay; #2 is ~$64 on Amazon and not listed on Ebay; You can actually find #3 at about list price on Amazon and Ebay.

PDFs may be the way to go for #1 and 2.

Taldor

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See, folks think that TOZ stands for TriOmegaZero, and that is what TOZ wants you to think as well.

It actually stands for Totally Omniscient Zealot.

Or maybe it's Zombie ...

could be Zucchini ...

possibly Zebra ...

only TOZ knows for sure.

Taldor

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I'm just seeing $119 as the lowest rate. Where are you looking Majuba?

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:

The Cat Empire is an Australian ska and jazz band formed in 1999. Their sound is a fusion of jazz, ska, funk and rock with heavy Latin influences.

The Cat Empire - Days like these

They are one of my favourite bands and awesome live. It's summer music..bbq, beers on the patio or porch... Afternoons at the beach.

Yep that was the first thing I thought of with the thread title. Hello was the track that got me hooked several years ago. Wish they would make it to somewhere close to me, but the closest locations I have seen on the US tours are still about 500 miles away minimum.

Taldor

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yeah, but I would classify the Wall of Fire as an effect, not an object. It cannot be grabbed or manipulated as iron, stone or ice can; it has no hardness, etc. As it is not an object, but rather an effect, it should be able to be created wherever.

Taldor

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Wall of Fire, Wall of Force - yes, though they are immobile, so you would have these walls staying where they were created.

Wall of Ice - no, it is an anchored wall.

Wall of Stone - no, it must merge with an adjoining rock surface.

Wall of Iron - no, you can have it be a vertical wall either attached to or resting upon solid surface (though you can knock over the vertical wall) - EDIT: corrected conditions for the spell

Having it be a conjuration spell is not an issue, as it is Conjuration (creation), not Conjuration (summoning) ... you cannot summon creatures into areas win which they cannot survive (i.e. - you cannot summon a blue whale and a bowl of petunias so they would be in free fall 5 miles in the air above the ground). I do not believe there is a similar limitation on creation spells.

EDIT: Prismatic Wall - yes, though it is immobile and would remain where cast.

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Board game submitted.

Taldor *** Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka zylphryx

Congrats Thea!

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Congrats Mike!

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Article on Osirian Tomb Curses submitted.

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The 8th Dwarf wrote:
zylphryx wrote:

Man I hope they redo SSI's WWII war games as well. Battle for Normandy was a classic.

Did they also do Redstorm Rising, Midway and Tobruk?

Nope.

Redstorm Rising was by Microprose.

Battlestations: Midway was by Eidos.

Tobruk: Clash of Armor was by Datasoft.

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Dot

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Article on Osirion tomb curses about 200 words shy of completion.

Board / Tile game is almost done as well (think of a cross between senet and dominoes ... kinda) ... includes both the article and the tile and board design.

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Kirth Gersen wrote:

My avatar looks just like me DMing.

It's amazing to me how easy it is to confuse who's talking, by looking at the avatar instead of the name. For example, it's hard for me to accept that KaiserDM isn't TOZ, Successful Troll isn't F2K, and that zylphryx isn't the infamous Samuel Weiss.

Whenever someone new swipes my avatar, I feel like I have to run around clarifying that this person isn't me. Seems like, if you've been using an avatar consistently for several years and are still active, it should be temporarily "retired" from the options!

Nope, I am definitely not Samuel Weiss (and his posts actually had me consider changing the avatar back then).

Though I know exactly what you mean. I get a kick out of when one of the other 100 or so other folks using this avatar posts in the same thread as I do. It's like an illithid invasion.

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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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Sweet! Grabbed! :)

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Ok, I checked your etsy site and cannot find the classes listed anywhere ... Or is October sold out and November has not yet been listed?

Taldor

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Man, I thought this thread was going to be something on a nutritional break through for gamer snacks through the use of advanced molecular biology or some such.

<disappointed>

;)

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I am proud to report that there was a 0% percent change in amount paid to folks who work on Wayfinder for 2013. ;)

Spoiler:
Jayne Cobb wrote:
Ten percent of nothing is, let me do the math here, nothing into nothing, carry the nothin'...

Gotta love the fun of comparing percentages ... a favorite way of making math seem do what you want it to. ;)

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Glad to have you back. And it's better to be safe than sorry, even if it ends up just an exercise in patience with the medical bureaucracy.

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Tensor wrote:


1) What is your favorite animal and why (give two or three sentences only) ?

Dogs ... They are "domesticated" but still wild, playful but still to be taken seriously. And they are always glad to see you, especially when you have been gone "forever" (read anywhere from 5 minutes to 5 years)

Tensor wrote:


2) What is your favorite color and why (give two or three sentences only) ?

Purple. Not sure why ... could be due to it being one of the best results of blending primary colors.

Tensor wrote:


3) Imagine yourself sitting alone in a completely white room with no windows, describe this room in two or three sentences.

Check to make sure I am not wearing a straightjacket. Wonder where the light is coming from (assuming there is no lamp). Pull out a pen and start writing and drawing on the walls to make it a bit more interesting.

Tensor wrote:


4) Imagine a waterfall, describe it in two or three sentences.

A river coursing over a cliff in the mountains, surrounded by forest. A deep pool is at its base and a flat clearing is off to the side where my tent is set up.

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pleasedontletitsuckpleasedontletitsuckpleasedontletitsuck

I love B5 ... I actually watch the full series every couple of years since I picked up the DVDs a decade or so ago. I really hope if JMS does this he does it well.

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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. :(

Taldor *** Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka zylphryx

It would not be theft ... but it could very well be copyright infringement. Unless, of course, they have permission to use the artwork, in which case, it is all a moot point. And I can't see Paizo erring on the issue of copyright.

That said, I think they could have gotten MUCH better images for the new organizations. The styles for the new badges clash dramatically with the styles of the Grand Lodge and Silver Crusade.

Taldor *** Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka zylphryx

So is the included ITS now required or can we continue to use our individually designed ones (i.e. - an expendable/ammunition exclusive sheet)?

Taldor *** Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka zylphryx

What's going on this week? I'm not sure you really want to know what's going on this week.

But just to humor you...

LOTS!

Friday August 15, 2014
530pm-930pm
Delirium's Tangle - This season 1 scenario is for tier 1-5. Way before Torch did what he did (and you know what I'm talking about), he called in a favor from the Society. To find a Minotaur Prince. That he misplaced. In Absalom. And where do you go? Into the maze of tunnels below the city, where else? There are 2 open seats currently.

The Disappeared - This season 4 scenario is for tier 1-5. Do you like Mission: Impossible? Then this is the scenario for you! Infiltrate the Chelish Embassy and find out what happened to Zarta. This is the precursor to The Hellknoight's Feast. This table is currently full.

Saturday August 16, 2014
1230pm-430pm
Fortune's Blight - This season 1 scenario is for tier 5-9. Go to the River Kingdoms. Kill a green hag. Retrieve a sundered, ancient sword. Simple and straight forward. Except for the former owner wanting it back, the spirits of those killed by the blade wanting revenge, and the Society wanting it made whole by the time you get back to Absalom. Yep, simple and stright forward. This table if currently full.

The Goblinblood Dead - This season 3 scenario is for tier 1-5. So the Society has made use of the abandoned roads of Isger for smuggling valuable relics since the Goblinblood Wars ended a decade ago. Recently, the caravans hauling this valuable cargo have been attacked and it is up to you to find out who and to rid the region of the threat. There are 2 open seats currently.

The Sanos Abduction - This season 4 scenario is for tier 3-7. You are sent to aid a fellow agent in the Sanos Forest with their research into the fey of the woods. Nothing like an easy mission. And this is nothing like an easy mission. There are 3 open seats currently.

The Green Market - This season 4 scenario is for tier 5-9. The Aspis Consortium is harassing a merchant in Korvosa. Why is the Consortium interested in this market and what will you find? There are 6 seats open currently.

The Veteran's Vault - This season 4 scenario is for tier 1-5. A former pathfinder needs help retrieving a valuable keepsake from a hidden vault. Everything else the Society can keep. Is that a bargain or what? You remember that old saying about sounding to good to be true ... There are 3 seats open currently.

530pm-930pm
Among the Living - This season 0 scenario is for tier 1-7. A night at the opera, what could be finer? Very little. Unless that theater was once a temple and a cult takes interest in it. There are 4 open seats currently.

The Quest for Perfection, Part I: The Edge of Heaven - This season 3 scenario is for tier 1-5 and is the first of the Quest for Perfection Trilogy. Off to Tian Xia and the mountains of the Wall of Heaven to retrieve an artifact from an Iroran monastery. This trilogy is a classic and should be played in order. There is 1 open seat currently.

The Blakros Matrimony - This season 4 scenario is for tier 3-7. A Blakros wedding is coming and you are invited! After all those missions poking around their museum to fix the problems their acquisitions cause, you will finally get to relax at a nice quiet wedding ... yeah right. It's a Blakros wedding. There's probably gremlins in the wedding cake and the priest is probably a freaking mummy. There are 3 open seats currently.

Assault on the Wound - This season 5 scenario is for tier 3-7. The time has come to fight those demons back from whence they came! Bring on the armies! This scenario uses a modified version of the mass combat rules from Ultimate Campaign to heighten this epic battle. This table is currently full.

And there you have it. That's what's going on this week. Go get your game on. and don't forget to sign up at Warhorn!!!

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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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Man I hope they redo SSI's WWII war games as well. Battle for Normandy was a classic.

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Here's Greenland as of June 2014 (we've just started Varnhold Vanishing).

Blue is the country, red is explored, regular map is not explored as yet.

The hex icons should be pretty straightforward, as well as indicators for special hex features (so if you are playing this AP and have not gotten to Varnhold yet, this map could contain spoilers ... be forewarned before clicking the link).

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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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Playing tiles designed for the senet variation game. Designing the game board next. Hoping to have the submission done within the week.

And I may tackle that Land of Curses concept, Set.

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That's actually pretty freaking cool.

Though it does make me think I should start learning sign language ...

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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.

Taldor *** Venture-Lieutenant, North Carolina—Asheville aka zylphryx

Hey there Pathfinders. I bet some of you are asking yourselves "what's going on this weekend?" ... Well, look no further. For here is an assortment of events to fill your weekend!

Well, your Friday and Saturday at any rate.

Friday August 1

12:30pm-4:30pm
The Midnight Mauler - This season 3 scenario is for tier 3-7. The Decemvirate sends you to the mist-shrouded land of Ustalav to find out what happened to the former Pathfinder Society Master of Blades. In the course of your assignment, you encounter murder most foul ... and unnatural. Of course, what else would you expect to find in Ustalav? There are 5 open seats currently.

5:30pm-9:30pm
Port Godless - This season 5 scenario is for tier 5-9. So when fighting demons, it's good to have those who know how to fight demons by your side, and there are few who know how to fight demons more than the Riftwardens. Of course, there are also few Riftwardens. You must travel to Rahadoum to try to locate several Riftwardens who have recently disappeared within that land. What could be easier? Praise Razmir! This table is currently full.

Intro 1- First Steps: In the Service of Lore - This introductory scenario is for level 1 PCs only ... but may be played repeatedly with new level 1 PCs. Go through Absalom to gather knowledge and get to know the leaders of some of the factions. It's Absalom, what could possibly happen? This table is currently full.

Saturday August 2

12:30pm-4:30pm
Storming the Diamond Gate - This season 3 scenario is for tier 3-7. I am sure you all know of the Hao Jin Tapestry and the private demiplane contained within it, yes? And how the tapestry is the only means of entry, right? Wrong. There is a back door and the Aspis have discovered it. You must secure the gate at any cost. Good luck, I have seen this scenario claim many a PC. There are 3 open seats currently.

The Traitor's Lodge - This season 5 scenario is for tier 3-7. Investigate the sealed basement of the traitorous venture captain who aided the demon assault. Be prepared, basements are not usually sealed without cause. There are 2 open seats currently. Grand Lodge PCs will find this scenario of interest.

The Sealed Gate - This season 5 scenario is for tier 7-11. The Pathfinder basecamp in the Realm of the Mammoth Lords has fallen! With it, the Society has lost a powerful relic and two of it's leaders! You must investigate the camp, track down the perpetrators and retrieve the relic. Be forewarned, this scenario was written by Kyle "I will sup upon your tears" Baird. Expect it to be dangerous. This table is currently full. Grand Lodge and Silver Crusade PCs will find this scenario of interest.

Scars of the Third Crusade - This season 5 scenario is for tier 1-5. The Third Crusade was marked with bloody inquisitions, the fiery drive of which was never fully quelled. Now the witch-hunts have flared up again in eastern Mendev ... and pulled several fellow Pathfinders in as the focus of the hunt. You must proven their innocence ... if they are truly innocent. This table is currently full. Silver Crusade PCs will find this scenario of interest (and it does directly contribute to the Silver Crusade storyline).

5:30pm-9:30pm
The Waking Rune - This season 4 scenario is for tier 7-11. The Runelord of Sloth slumbers, but if the Cult of Lissala has their way, not for long. Do you have the ability to defeat Runelord Krune, or will you be little more than a minor annoyance he must step over as he reclaims his former dominion? There is 1 open seat currently.

The Stolen Heir - This season 5 scenario is for tier 1-5. In order to secure aid and backing for their expeditions into the Worldwound, the Society sends you to aid in the location of the daughter of a wealthy and powerful citizen of Sauerton. Will you secure her father's goodwill and support? This table is currently full. Andoran and Taldor PCs will find this scenario of interest.

Weapon in the Rift - This season 5 scenario is for tier 5-9. A secret weapon developed during the First Crusade by a cleric of Iomedea may be key in turning the tide of the war. The Society has pledged to reclaim this weapon and has sent you to get it. Did I mention that you are sent behind enemy lines? There are 2 open seats currently. Silver Crusade PCs will find this scenario of interest (and it does directly contribute to the Silver Crusade storyline).

The Merchant's Wake - This season 5 scenario is tier 1-5. A Trade Prince has died, leaving a power vacuum. You are sent as representatives to the wake, but with the struggle to claim the former power of the dead Trade Prince threatening to spiral out of control, can you keep this somber moment from becoming a bloodbath? This table is currently full. Qadira PCs will find this scenario of interest.

And there you have it. More games that you could possibly play. Well, than you could play over two days. As an individual. Ah, you know what I mean. Go sign up at Warhorn!

Taldor

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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.

Taldor

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Ok, I give up. You have your personal reading of the way the spell works and pretty much everyone who has responded reads it different than you. That alone should say something.

You dismiss analogy of similar effects within the rule system.

Yet you partially quote rules that don't apply and when the full quotes are shown to not support your stance you dismiss it and all but claim your did not make the assertions.

Congrats, you have proven that doubt trumps and you win the internet. I'm done with this circular discussion.

Taldor

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Yep. But the real crux of the OP's stance is if you occupy a square @ 10' and another @ 15', you take 3d4 points of damage instead of just the 2d4 for occupying the closest square.

Taldor

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Also, by stacking the effects at different range increments (as this is varied effects by the distance from the wall), you are stacking range increments. You are just stacking range increment damage, not range increment penalties.

Let's try this another way. In real life, the heat from thermal reactions drops the further you go from the point of origin. So by saying the first 10' gets 2d4 points of damage and 10'-20' gets 1d4 points of damage, the spell is emulating real world mechanics by having the damage from the waves of heat diminish as you get further from the point of origin.

Taldor

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So, running with the acceptance that a creature within an AoE spell takes damage from the spell, are you taking that stance that they should then be taking damage for every square they occupy within the AoE?

And what about splash weapons and alchemist bombs? Are these attacks then greatly improved as they cover a 9 square (or with a high level alchemist, 25 square) splash damage area? I know you said you were were not familiar with these so let me post the relevant quotes from the PRD for you (bolding is mine):

PRD wrote:

Alchemist's Fire: You can throw a flask of alchemist's fire as a splash weapon. Treat this attack as a ranged touch attack with a range increment of 10 feet.

A direct hit deals 1d6 points of fire damage. Every creature within 5 feet of the point where the flask hits takes 1 point of fire damage from the splash. On the round following a direct hit, the target takes an additional 1d6 points of damage. If desired, the target can use a full-round action to attempt to extinguish the flames before taking this additional damage. Extinguishing the flames requires a DC 15 Reflex save. Rolling on the ground provides the target a +2 bonus on the save. Leaping into a lake or magically extinguishing the flames automatically smothers the fire.

So if a large creature it hit with alchemist fire, should they be taking 1d6 or do they take 1d6+1 or would they take 1d6+3 (+1 for every adjacent square)?

PRD wrote:

Bomb (Su): In addition to magical extracts, alchemists are adept at swiftly mixing various volatile chemicals and infusing them with their magical reserves to create powerful bombs that they can hurl at their enemies. An alchemist can use a number of bombs each day equal to his class level + his Intelligence modifier. Bombs are unstable, and if not used in the round they are created, they degrade and become inert—their method of creation prevents large volumes of explosive material from being created and stored. In order to create a bomb, the alchemist must use a small vial containing an ounce of liquid catalyst—the alchemist can create this liquid catalyst from small amounts of chemicals from an alchemy lab, and these supplies can be readily refilled in the same manner as a spellcaster's component pouch. Most alchemists create a number of catalyst vials at the start of the day equal to the total number of bombs they can create in that day—once created, a catalyst vial remains usable by the alchemist for years.

Drawing the components of, creating, and throwing a bomb requires a standard action that provokes an attack of opportunity. Thrown bombs have a range of 20 feet and use the Throw Splash Weapon special attack. Bombs are considered weapons and can be selected using feats such as Point-Blank Shot and Weapon Focus. On a direct hit, an alchemist's bomb inflicts 1d6 points of fire damage + additional damage equal to the alchemist's Intelligence modifier. The damage of an alchemist's bomb increases by 1d6 points at every odd-numbered alchemist level (this bonus damage is not multiplied on a critical hit or by using feats such as Vital Strike). Splash damage from an alchemist bomb is always equal to the bomb's minimum damage (so if the bomb would deal 2d6+4 points of fire damage on a direct hit, its splash damage would be 6 points of fire damage). Those caught in the splash damage can attempt a Reflex save for half damage. The DC of this save is equal to 10 + 1/2 the alchemist's level + the alchemist's Intelligence modifier.

So would the large target of an intelligent alchemist (let's say Int 18 to keep with the example in the quote) take 1d6+4 on a direct hit or 1d6+9 (or 1d6+6 on a successful Reflex save) or take 1d6+19 on a direct hit (or 1d6+11 if the save ... or would it be saves ... are made)?

@Alexander Druidus, yes, common sense should be used when dealing with the rule system. The only time RAW is an issue is when dealing with PFS. In a case such as this, I can guarantee that the OP is in the minority with the view of "you are within the 0-10' area AND the 10'-20' area, so you will be taking more than if you moved 5' closer to the sheet of fire". Being a PFS player, I can appreciate the desire for clarification of rules one feels are not clear, and am giving Krith the benefit of the doubt that this is indeed a sincere desire to get clarification on something he or she finds unclear rather than a desire to win the internet.

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