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zergtitan wrote:

Evening James,

Would you consider this sword as a rapier with the piercing and slashing quality? or a longsword with the slashing and piercing quality?

How would it be treated in the hands of a swashbuckler?

"Thrust" sword says piercing to me. That answers the swashbuckler question.

Also! HA! Page 1,000!

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KetchupKing wrote:

Good evening James! It's been a while (new jobs soak up time), but I've finally got around to being back on the forums, and thought up a few new questions.

1. Would Goka be the only place in Tian Xia to have a small chance of finding tech items?
2. Though it's setting neutral, going off Bezravnis' bestiary entrance I'd wager he's in Shaguang. Is that a smart bet?
3. If you guys ever get to make a Kaiju based AP, do you think you'd be able to do a Kaiju per book for the end-of-the-book bestiary?
4. Kind of a weird question, but is there outer space in the shadow plane? Is planet hopping to shadow planets possible via spaceship?
5. Do you have a favorite Daemon?
6. The story of the Hyalopterous Lemure art is one of my favorite M:tG stories. Ever have an art mix-up where the art was good, but it was incredibly far off from what you'd envisioned?
7. If there's setting information that contradicts information in other books (for example, an AP book says one thing but the Campaign Setting book says another), do you have a general rule on which way to lean? Or in this case should one just go with the info they feel works best?

Thanks once again for your time, and best of luck with whatever you're working on!

1) No. Numeria's the place to get high-tech items. Beyond Numeria, finding tech items for sale is pretty uncommon, but you've a better chance in larger cities. And proximity to Numeria helps... Absalom has a better chance than Goka as a result.

2) The kaiju in the Bestiary are presented as setting neutral, but they're 100% Tian-xia compatible. As for their locations, that's deliberately obfuscated at the moment.

3) That'd certainly make a lot of sense. And we wouldn't need to necessarily wait for a "kaiju AP."

4) No. The shadow plane is smaller than the material plane. Outer space is pretty much a Material Plane phenomenon.

5) Yes. Piscodaemon.

6) Relatively often, in fact. Mostly in pretty minor ways, but often we rebuild monsters due to a weird art glitch or unexpected addition.

7) As a general rule, the Inner Sea World Guide is the first authority. From my standpoint, the AP is the next tier down. Books I've had a chance to personally vet or take a dev pass on rank at the same level as the AP. Beyond that, I tend to go with what works best.


Do you have any particularly interesting or funny instances of monsters changing due to art mixup that you'd be willing to share?


1- What's your favorite (Pathfinder) Kaiju?

2- As a GM, do you do anything to make battles against colossal enemies (such as Kaijus) different from simply attacking a creature that has greater reach and lots of HP? (e.g.: making the PCs have to climb it or attack specific body parts)

3- What's your 3 favorite film Kaiju? Any special reason for your choices?


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Congrats on reaching page 1000.

Do you think a game where people play a cleric, warpriest, and a inquisitor of the same deity would be a interesting game?


Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
What are the most common eye and hair colors among the Shoanti?
They usually shave their heads bald, but when they don't they tend to have darker hair colors. Eyes tend to be brown or black.
Wait, black is an eye color?

Yes, my dad's eyes were black, or so very dark brown you'd have to be very close to see they weren't.

Qadira

James, I know you're not a Star Wars fan so to speak, but there are others in the company who are.

Since I've been playing Star Wars, the old republic (MMO game), since it realeased, I was wondering if any one at the office was playing it too?

Have you tried it?

Finally, what type of computer game are you hoping comes along in the near future to grab your attention for a while?

Cheers


So James this might have been answered by you before,but how do rural communities feel about the Pathfinder society?

To me, it seems like they would hate a group of pathfinder society members traipsing around their town an surrounding area looking for adventure and "hidden treasures". A Pathfinder discovering something near a town could have serious social, economical, and environmental change in the area.

Some areas don't want too much attention, or do not want their livelihoods endangered by what someone finds and then prints about what is in their area.

Its just my prerogative, but in my home games the Pathfinder society tends to be unwanted and mistrusted in many places.

Any thoughts?

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Alex Smith 908 wrote:
Do you have any particularly interesting or funny instances of monsters changing due to art mixup that you'd be willing to share?

Not off the top of my head.

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Lemmy wrote:

1- What's your favorite (Pathfinder) Kaiju?

2- As a GM, do you do anything to make battles against colossal enemies (such as Kaijus) different from simply attacking a creature that has greater reach and lots of HP? (e.g.: making the PCs have to climb it or attack specific body parts)

3- What's your 3 favorite film Kaiju? Any special reason for your choices?

1) Mogaru, although I invented all of them so it's kinda hard to choose one for sure... ;-P

2) Yes; usually a creature that big is treated in my games as a force of nature rather than a creature you fight, but it hasn't happened that often recently.

3) Godzilla (because he's the classic). The Cloverfield monster (because that movie was excellent). Gigan (because he's a cyborg alien kaiju with a buzzsaw for a torso/belly!).

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John Kretzer wrote:
Do you think a game where people play a cleric, warpriest, and a inquisitor of the same deity would be a interesting game?

Absolutely yes.

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Wrath wrote:

James, I know you're not a Star Wars fan so to speak, but there are others in the company who are.

Since I've been playing Star Wars, the old republic (MMO game), since it realeased, I was wondering if any one at the office was playing it too?

Have you tried it?

Finally, what type of computer game are you hoping comes along in the near future to grab your attention for a while?

Cheers

It's not available for Mac, so no, I haven't played it. I do have a PC now, but I've got other games I'd rather spend my time playing on it. I'm not sure if anyone in the office played it, actually.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is the next game I'm really looking forward to, with the new Warcraft expansion a close second, but in the meantime I've got a LOT to finish first.

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Deadkitten wrote:

So James this might have been answered by you before,but how do rural communities feel about the Pathfinder society?

To me, it seems like they would hate a group of pathfinder society members traipsing around their town an surrounding area looking for adventure and "hidden treasures". A Pathfinder discovering something near a town could have serious social, economical, and environmental change in the area.

Some areas don't want too much attention, or do not want their livelihoods endangered by what someone finds and then prints about what is in their area.

Its just my prerogative, but in my home games the Pathfinder society tends to be unwanted and mistrusted in many places.

Any thoughts?

For the most part, rural communities are pretty self-supporting and insular; how they'd treat outlanders or visitors depends very much on the community. For the vast majority, there's not really an immediate difference between whether someone's just an adventurer or a Pathfinder Society member. Look at all the adventures we've published where adventurers arrive at a small town—that's the gamut of how they'd react. It really REALLY varies and depends on the situation and location.

I think that the "unwanted and mistrust" is better served aimed at the Aspis Consortium; that's kind of their purpose. The Pathfinder Society is supposed to be the PC friendly one, and making every village untrusting and not wanting PCs gets tiresome very very very quickly. As a GM, it's your job to make the PCs feel like they've got places to live and places to defend and places to be welcome, unless you WANT to run a game where the PCs are fugitives or scoundrels, of course, and that's not really the intended purpose of the Pathfinder Society.


James Jacobs wrote:
Lemmy wrote:

1- What's your favorite (Pathfinder) Kaiju?

2- As a GM, do you do anything to make battles against colossal enemies (such as Kaijus) different from simply attacking a creature that has greater reach and lots of HP? (e.g.: making the PCs have to climb it or attack specific body parts)

3- What's your 3 favorite film Kaiju? Any special reason for your choices?

1) Mogaru, although I invented all of them so it's kinda hard to choose one for sure... ;-P

2) Yes; usually a creature that big is treated in my games as a force of nature rather than a creature you fight, but it hasn't happened that often recently.

3) Godzilla (because he's the classic). The Cloverfield monster (because that movie was excellent). Gigan (because he's a cyborg alien kaiju with a buzzsaw for a torso/belly!).

1- And did a great job with them. The Kaiju are my favorite creatures from Beastiary 4.

2- Oh, now I'm curious! How do you do it? Do the PCs have to gather armies? Or are the kaijus basically unstoppable and the PCs' job is to deal with the destruction and save as many lives as possible?

3- "because he's a cyborg alien kaiju with a buzzsaw for a torso/belly!" is probably the best reason I ever heard for having a favorite monster!


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James was Echidna a source of inspiration for Lamashtu?


Justin Franklin wrote:
James was Echidna a source of inspiration for Lamashtu?

And was she an inspiration for the Drakainia (in some ways) in B4?

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