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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
What's a good price-range for a slightly flashy, but serviceable and not totally purse-burning, quartz drinking vessel, the kind that an adventurer from a "threadbare nobility" background would keep on hand for the occasions the little tin mug in his mess kit just starts to feel beneath him?

Looks to me like you're asking a price for an art object. A "good price" would depend entirely on the character level you're playing at, from a PC viewpoint. From an in-world viewpoint, I generally think that 500 gp is a good starting point for something like this that's not made out of super precious resources but has a lot of artistry to it.

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James Jacobs wrote:

Looks to me like you're asking a price for an art object. A "good price" would depend entirely on the character level you're playing at, from a PC viewpoint. From an in-world viewpoint, I generally think that 500 gp is a good starting point for something like this that's not made out of super precious resources but has a lot of artistry to it.

Hmm, that's pretty far beyond the price range I have in mind (I'm talking about a 3rd-level PFS character here).

Considering that (by RAW) the most extravagant possible dominoes set is 25 gp, the fanciest possible hat is 50 gp, and at the other end, 1 lb. of unworked marble is 5 gp and a glass bottle with a cork is 2 gp...what might a goblet/chalice/flute/snifter in the 4-20 gp range look like?

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:

Looks to me like you're asking a price for an art object. A "good price" would depend entirely on the character level you're playing at, from a PC viewpoint. From an in-world viewpoint, I generally think that 500 gp is a good starting point for something like this that's not made out of super precious resources but has a lot of artistry to it.

Hmm, that's pretty far beyond the price range I have in mind (I'm talking about a 3rd-level PFS character here).

Considering that (by RAW) the most extravagant possible dominoes set is 25 gp, the fanciest possible hat is 50 gp, and at the other end, 1 lb. of unworked marble is 5 gp and a glass bottle with a cork is 2 gp...what might a goblet/chalice/flute/snifter in the 4-20 gp range look like?

Whatever works best for your game, frankly. At a low gp range like what your'e talking about, it doesn't seem really worth the time to worry too much about exact pricing, since it's not going to be something that'll impact play that much at all for long.

That said, if you're talking about a PFS character... I really don't have much experience with the org play campaign so you'd get better feedback asking fellow PFS players over in those forums.


Would you say that, within Pathfinder's setting, any god worshiped as the judge of the dead (including, for example, King Minos, Yama, and Santa Muerte) is most likely just that culture's idea of Pharasma, and she receives those prayers?

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bixnoodles wrote:
Would you say that, within Pathfinder's setting, any god worshiped as the judge of the dead (including, for example, King Minos, Yama, and Santa Muerte) is most likely just that culture's idea of Pharasma, and she receives those prayers?

Nope. That's not really how deities work in Pathfinder. It's more likely that those deities are working for Pharasma, and that they're receiving the prayers meant for them. There's room enough in the Great Beyond for LOTS of deities in overlapping roles.

And of course, feel free to change thigns around how you want in your game. But we've pretty much established that this is how it works in official Golarion canon.

Scarab Sages

Have you got any more Oinodaemon stuff planned? Its description in The Great Beyond knocked my socks off, I remember. Can It be worshipped directly? Why doesn't it appear to have yet been accorded the standard godlike being paraphernalia (Domains, favored weapon/colors/etc)?

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Have you got any more Oinodaemon stuff planned? Its description in The Great Beyond knocked my socks off, I remember. Can It be worshipped directly? Why doesn't it appear to have yet been accorded the standard godlike being paraphernalia (Domains, favored weapon/colors/etc)?

There's a little bit of it in Book of the Damned, but mostly reprint.

The Oinodaemon is a weird case. It's something we can use because it showed up in the Tome of Horrors and got into the OGL that way. While the word itself came from TSR decades ago, and while in D&D the Oinodaemon was the "boss deity of the daemons" and thus somewhat similar to what we have in Pathfinder, the Pathfinder incarnation of the Oinodaemon is VERY different in most other ways.

That all said, in my opinion, the most interesting part of our Oinodaemon IS the fact that there's so little written about it. Lets us focus more on the Horsemen being the leaders of the neutral evil daemons, which distances our content even more from Wizards of the Coast/D&D and, to me, is thus more interesting.

So... no plans to do much more with the Oinodaemon. It hasn't yet been given domains and the like because if it's not dead, it's something equally distant and we don't give those informations as a general rule for dead deities.

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Are you excited for this?

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Rysky wrote:
Are you excited for this?

Hmmmm... Interesting! But I wish that it was a new game, not a remaster.


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Starfinder question: Given that Golarion is no longer there, is Rovagug now (in Starfinder's "now") running around loose?


Are the comic books "canon"? Not necessarily the events as much as the lore elements introduced.

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Ed Reppert wrote:
Starfinder question: Given that Golarion is no longer there, is Rovagug now (in Starfinder's "now") running around loose?

Starfinder questions should be directed to the Starfinder folks.

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IonutRO wrote:
Are the comic books "canon"? Not necessarily the events as much as the lore elements introduced.

As much as anything else we produce.

AKA: Yes, unless we decide otherwise sometime down the line to change our minds.


What's the deal with Thelsikar?

First he appears in a sort of blurb in the Beginner Box (I ended up turning that into my very first adventure as a GM, years ago! Wrote a whole backstory and gave him his own castle full of monsters). Then I see he's a villain in the comic series (along with Black Fang).

Then recently I open a Pathfinder Battles box only to find a miniature of him...

So was this guy part of some big story behind the scenes or what?


I have one shrine in BOTW whose location I need to figure out. I have 2 left, but I know where one of them is.

Spoiler:
One is in the castle.

So I ask you, James Jacobs: Where is the other one?
Sorry. I've been asking everyone. It's driving me slightly batty, and it does say to ask you all our questions.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Are you excited for this?
Hmmmm... Interesting! But I wish that it was a new game, not a remaster.

*nods*

In that case are you excited about THIS?

Scarab Sages

How about Ihys? Can we ever expect any art?

Otherwise, similar spiel to my above question - while I know that the First God's being also the First Dead God may mean the same answer, it sounds like, since Ihys ISN'T a D&D/TSR/Wizards of the Coast tie-in, that that might leave a different door open.

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bixnoodles wrote:

What's the deal with Thelsikar?

First he appears in a sort of blurb in the Beginner Box (I ended up turning that into my very first adventure as a GM, years ago! Wrote a whole backstory and gave him his own castle full of monsters). Then I see he's a villain in the comic series (along with Black Fang).

Then recently I open a Pathfinder Battles box only to find a miniature of him...

So was this guy part of some big story behind the scenes or what?

Nope; that's his story. The fact that he's in the Beginner's Box means more folks see him than most others is all, and so we figured he'd be a good choice for a mini. His story's not big, in any event, and I'm pretty sure it's all told now.

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bishop083 wrote:

I have one shrine in BOTW whose location I need to figure out. I have 2 left, but I know where one of them is.

** spoiler omitted **
So I ask you, James Jacobs: Where is the other one?
Sorry. I've been asking everyone. It's driving me slightly batty, and it does say to ask you all our questions.

I have no idea what you're asking about. Please rephrase the question without using acronyms.

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Rysky wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
Are you excited for this?
Hmmmm... Interesting! But I wish that it was a new game, not a remaster.

*nods*

In that case are you excited about THIS?

There's pretty much nothing there to get excited about in my opinion. I AM eager to see what they do next, in any event... but that's pretty vague.

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

How about Ihys? Can we ever expect any art?

Otherwise, similar spiel to my above question - while I know that the First God's being also the First Dead God may mean the same answer, it sounds like, since Ihys ISN'T a D&D/TSR/Wizards of the Coast tie-in, that that might leave a different door open.

No plans to do art for Ihys anytime soon, but the deep deep deep background of the setting like that is NOT what folks think it is. We've dropped some hints, and some intentional bits of misdirection.

Scarab Sages

James Jacobs wrote:

No plans to do art for Ihys anytime soon, but the deep deep deep background of the setting like that is NOT what folks think it is. We've dropped some hints, and some intentional bits of misdirection.

Iiiinteresting...may I ask how hot/cold/adulterated/clean the PathfinderWiki is on the matter?

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:

No plans to do art for Ihys anytime soon, but the deep deep deep background of the setting like that is NOT what folks think it is. We've dropped some hints, and some intentional bits of misdirection.

Iiiinteresting...may I ask how hot/cold/adulterated/clean the PathfinderWiki is on the matter?

You may ask, but I won't say. :P


James Jacobs wrote:


No plans to do art for Ihys anytime soon, but the deep deep deep background of the setting like that is NOT what folks think it is. We've dropped some hints, and some intentional bits of misdirection.

Will Planar Adventures give us significantly more information about that level of deep background ?


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Do you have any favorite episodes of Knight Rider?

Silver Crusade

Any hints on how Hell knows what iteration of the multiverse it is?

What are constant between iterations?

Silver Crusade

Who else is aware that this isn't the first iteration?

Is it common knowledge between all outsiders?

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the nerve-eater of Zur-en-Aarh wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


No plans to do art for Ihys anytime soon, but the deep deep deep background of the setting like that is NOT what folks think it is. We've dropped some hints, and some intentional bits of misdirection.
Will Planar Adventures give us significantly more information about that level of deep background ?

No.

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Dragon78 wrote:
Do you have any favorite episodes of Knight Rider?

I might have at one point, but I haven't seen any episodes in decades and the only one that stands out in my mind is the one where KITT went up against the semi.

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Laird IceCubez wrote:

Any hints on how Hell knows what iteration of the multiverse it is?

What are constant between iterations?

One question per post, please. I'll answer the first, you'll need to repost the other separately.

Hell doesn't really know anything; unlike the Abyss, it's not really sentient.

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Laird IceCubez wrote:

Who else is aware that this isn't the first iteration?

Is it common knowledge between all outsiders?

Not many.


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Other then the Abyss and that one demi-plane are any the other planes that have been mentioned that are alive/aware/sentient?

Silver Crusade

James Jacobs wrote:
Laird IceCubez wrote:

Any hints on how Hell knows what iteration of the multiverse it is?

What are constant between iterations?

One question per post, please. I'll answer the first, you'll need to repost the other separately.

Hell doesn't really know anything; unlike the Abyss, it's not really sentient.

I meant the devils within Hell. How do they know/tell?

Silver Crusade

What are constant between multiverse iterations?

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Dragon78 wrote:
Other then the Abyss and that one demi-plane are any the other planes that have been mentioned that are alive/aware/sentient?

Not really.

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Laird IceCubez wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Laird IceCubez wrote:

Any hints on how Hell knows what iteration of the multiverse it is?

What are constant between iterations?

One question per post, please. I'll answer the first, you'll need to repost the other separately.

Hell doesn't really know anything; unlike the Abyss, it's not really sentient.

I meant the devils within Hell. How do they know/tell?

They don't and can't.

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Laird IceCubez wrote:
What are constant between multiverse iterations?

Unrevealed.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Laird IceCubez wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Laird IceCubez wrote:

Any hints on how Hell knows what iteration of the multiverse it is?

What are constant between iterations?

One question per post, please. I'll answer the first, you'll need to repost the other separately.

Hell doesn't really know anything; unlike the Abyss, it's not really sentient.

I meant the devils within Hell. How do they know/tell?
They don't and can't.

So is it Asmodeus who is aware of the iteration?

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FallenDabus wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Laird IceCubez wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Laird IceCubez wrote:

Any hints on how Hell knows what iteration of the multiverse it is?

What are constant between iterations?

One question per post, please. I'll answer the first, you'll need to repost the other separately.

Hell doesn't really know anything; unlike the Abyss, it's not really sentient.

I meant the devils within Hell. How do they know/tell?
They don't and can't.
So is it Asmodeus who is aware of the iteration?

Unrevealed.

This is a topic that we might say more about in the future, and it's certainly one I've worked out a lot of details on, but now's not the time to go into it.


James Jacobs wrote:
IonutRO wrote:
Are the comic books "canon"? Not necessarily the events as much as the lore elements introduced.

As much as anything else we produce.

AKA: Yes, unless we decide otherwise sometime down the line to change our minds.

Actual Question: What are the chances of an adventure path taking us to the Hyborean Age or Barsoom then? :D

"Bonus" question: What's this "iteration" stuff everyone's talking about? I'm out of the loop. D:


In Herolab, Litany of Defense doubles enhancement bonuses to armor AND NATURAL ARMOR. Is this correct?

Thanks!

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IonutRO wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
IonutRO wrote:
Are the comic books "canon"? Not necessarily the events as much as the lore elements introduced.

As much as anything else we produce.

AKA: Yes, unless we decide otherwise sometime down the line to change our minds.

Actual Question: What are the chances of an adventure path taking us to the Hyborean Age or Barsoom then? :D

"Bonus" question: What's this "iteration" stuff everyone's talking about? I'm out of the loop. D:

One question per post, please.

We won't be doing an Adventure Path set in Barsoom or the Hyborean Age; that's essentially setting an Adventure Path in an entirely different campaign setting and we don't have the infrastructure or resources to support that, but ALSO... we don't have the license to do that. We can play with that content in the comics because the publisher of the comics has the license to do those comics, but for us to do an RPG would require securing our own license for the content. And at this point, when it comes to the Adventure Path, we're more comfortable focusing on our own intellectual properties.

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Mr Haldol wrote:

In Herolab, Litany of Defense doubles enhancement bonuses to armor AND NATURAL ARMOR. Is this correct?

Thanks!

Rules questions should be asked in the rules forum, or if you think Hero Lab is in error, you should pursue that with them via bug reports or whatever.


How much of the population knows that other planets exist and have life on them?


James Jacobs wrote:
One question per post, please.

I listed that as a "bonus" question in inverted commas to show that it wasn't the actual question of my post, it was just a call for people in the thread to catch me up to speed on the conversation, because I didn't want to "waste my post", as it were, on asking that.

Q: How come 1/2 of all Azata introduced in PF (meaning those not ported over from OGC) are some form of butterfly winged woman in service of Desna? Is this just disproportionate representation?

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bixnoodles wrote:
How much of the population knows that other planets exist and have life on them?

Not a lot. For most of the population, they've other things to think about.

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IonutRO wrote:
Q: How come 1/2 of all Azata introduced in PF (meaning those not ported over from OGC) are some form of butterfly winged woman in service of Desna? Is this just disproportionate representation?

Because Desna is the most powerful and oldest and most established of the chaotic good deities. Desna's been around longer than the rest in the chaotic good club, so she's had the most influence over time over the azatas.


I understand now that there are no current plans for more Paizo products featuring the Egyptian/Osirion pantheon because currently Paizo desires to tell other stories.

So what do players who want to play characters associated with this pantheon have to do to get such products?

If the answer is "patience", I understand, we just have to wait a few years

If the answer is "Communicate better that people want such products", then I would like to know, as it would be a waste of sentiment waiting for a product in which there is exists no company motivation to create.

I would much prefer being told that if I want something I have to do some mobilization work to get it actualized, than to be patient if there's no intention yet for such a product


James, out of curiosity is there any rhyme or reason behind the power level(CR) of the Daemonic deacons and how that relates to their Horseman?


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Is it possible to physically travel to Rovagug's prison? (Albeit you might find yourself outside the locked "door" to it and not be able to get in).

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