I throw out the "Wildblooded" archetype and just allow you to take bloodlines as you want (however, I enforce concept on all characters, but especially if you want to take a 'rare' bloodline (and I include bloodlines outside of the core book as "rare" too), if I think you are just trying to min-max, you better come up with a better background than the player who is just going with a basic bloodline)
Ask your GM.
I'm being sarcastic, sort of. Many times lately it seems when I, speaking as a GM (but I don't say that I am,) ask a question on these forums, that's the answer I get. If I DO say I am the GM, I instead get reminded that I am the GM. Like, thanks I didn't know that.
As to your topic, I'd pretty much agree due to the game not being designed with three dimensions in mind, distance up and distance straight are no different by the RAW. Although, I think it would be reasonably realistic yet still fair to subtract 5 feet from the distance you can throw an item straight up, to account for gravity trying to pull it back down.
The full body "Maiden" artwork is Jadrenka's natural form - she's been 16 or 17 (to prevent her hag transformation) for a very, very long time though Dear Grandmother's magic. (Another way to put it - Jadrenka's "maiden" form is just plain Jadrenka).
Um I thought a changeling turning into a hag required a specific ritual performed by her mother? So, if a changeling avoided her mother (or her mother was dead) then she'll never become a hag.
So, if a group chooses to do the Croning Ritual (and makes the lore checks to know what to do) can they do it, avoiding the curses at each glyph while still getting the "venerable" at the end to survive the Eon pit, or can only a witch classed character actually perform the ritual?
Edit: Wait so the croning ritual makes you old age, not venerable... so does it not help you with the Eon Pit? I'm confused even more now.
Well, take another look at Create Spawn though. A fey vampire can only create spawn from other fey. A humanoid can only create spawn from other humanoids. An animal can only create spawn from other animals, etc. Now, the feat of course is where you get away from that (although they aren't full vampires...) also spells and other such, like Create Undead was what a Nymph Vampire in one of my games used to create a large moat full of vampire mermaids in her lair. Kept other vampires out cause they can't swim, and any pesky hunters that think they are gonna be cool and jump in the water, get a nasty surprise... even nastier when they forget that she's a nymph, which means she can swim.... :D
But, now that you mention that... Maybe she should add a few dolphins to her moat (if I ever run her again)
Actually, this has been brought up in many threads over the years (kind of ironic I was just looking this up not five minutes ago myself, and found some of the older threads... then saw this one) and this is the way it is.
Yes, by the rules as written a spellcaster who spends the money and time to do so using whatever rules the GM uses, be it Core, Gamemastery, or Ultimate Campaign may learn to cast any spell in the game.
So, for example, an oracle who spends the time and money researching it CAN take magic missile as one of her spells known if the GM allows it.
But I bolded the keywords above, the GM is free to set which part of the rules he/she is using and not using.
So, this really is a case of Ask your GM. If you are the GM, it's up to you. The rules say yes, a GM may say no.
EDIT: Oh dang, this was an old one too... it was resurrected! Hehe.
EDIT 2: An example is that Baba Yaga has researched every spell in the Core Rulebook, arcane and divine and added them to her familiar. She's had the time to do so... players may or may not have that kind of time.
I still like racial heritage Grippli for the 10ft long tongue the best.
How does that work? The tongue would be a racial trait, unless you are going with the Tail Terror or Adopted (Tusks) thing?
EDIT: Oh! I just figured out how you do it... Yep! That's the same as my catfolk one. Agile tongue specifically says you get the tongue... there's no wording to question, like how Tail Terror doesn't actually say you get a tail. (and not trying to bring into this a discussion over tail terror, please keep that in it's thread lol)
Okay, I got one for you. This is a way you can use shenanigans to get something in a non-mythic campaign that is normally reserved for only mythic campaigns...
Racial Heritage wrote:
Catfolk are humanoids with the catfolk subtype. Cool, so take Racial Heritage Catfolk.
You now qualify for...
Catfolk Exemplar wrote:
Now, I bolded the most relevant part... Enhanced Senses could be seen as not working since you don't have either of the two traits it offers an Sharp Sprinter doesn't actually give you the Sprinter racial trait, it just gives you the exact same benefit. But Sharp Claws doesn't mention the trait that is traded for the claws... just says if you don't have it, you can get it. Bam. Then for extra shenanigans take Aspect of the Beast to increase your damage to 1d6. Then take Improved Natural Attack to bump it up to the large table.
One could argue that you must take Aspect of the Beast to make it work, but since why would you not, it's just semantics at that point.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
True, but at least some of the NPCs have Romanian surnames, and plus... there is just the awesome of a werewolf family named Lupescu... So yeah, Ustalav = Romania/Transylvania in my games at least.
Didn't even think of that. The reason I wanted her to be Beyond Morality was more of a conceptual thing. She was a good person before she was a vampire (she was collateral damage in a vampire war and her vampire brother refused to let his little sister die) she turned evil and over the years has gone back and forth. So then when she became mythic she kind of lost her alignment... she's not evil anymore, but she's not good... and she's not neutral. She just is... beyond morality.
Rarely is anything I do for a stat benefit, those are just happy side effects. I am very very much a roleplayer before a rollplayer.
Exactly. As I said above, I am a roleplayer first, but then I am a proper rollplayer too. I like to keep my concepts grounded in the rules to keep it fair to the players. If I break a rule, I'll let the PCs do it too.
Mackenzie Kavanaugh wrote:
OH wait you are right... I don't know why I was thinking Italy... Spain is more in line with what I think about Cheliax anyway.
Mackenzie Kavanaugh wrote:
Oh yes, they very much do. Tieflings are NOT liked in Cheliax. You bind devils to do your bidding, but you don't have sex with them. It specifically says that in Cheliax, Empire of Devils
Well, after more reading I realized it still does, just it's more open to customization. So as a mythic vampire she'd get all the abilities that the mythic vampire template gives her. Then she'd get the stat bonuses and mythic feats from the mythic subtype. So, that means that she can take Extra Mythic Path Ability once, which really once is all I need her to take it anyway for the universal ability of Beyond Morality. If it was possible to take Extra Path more than once I'd do Dual Path, but it isn't so that doesn't matter anymore (unless I GM house rule and let her take it more than once, but I don't think I want to do that)
Well, yes but I want her to have the mythic vampire abilities
And wow I never noticed that Extra Path Ability could only be taken once... I just assumed it could be taken multiple times since all the lesser "extra" things can.
Although, it looks like at each rank as a monster you can give them the monster ability OR another one? Not to mention that it's an NPC thing, as players more than likely aren't going to be playing monsters...
Oh and also just as a point against what you said that they don't qualify because they have mythic ranks not mythic tiers...
Mythic Adventures pg. 176 wrote:
For any ability, spell, magic item, or other rule that requires a mythic tier or interfaces with the tier rules, a monster’s mythic rank counts as its tier.
Because it's still an artifact. All artifacts have a unique method of destruction. Might as well ask why the sky is blue (which does have an answer too).
Also, note it doesn't say that it must be ground in the boot as your OP says... it says it must be placed. So if it's actually used then at the end of the 24 hours it's essentially destroyed. But, if for some reason you don't want to use it and want to keep anyone else from doing so then put it in the boot of a titan.
Okay, first of all as I understand it mythic monsters still get mythic feats in addition to their powers. So, is there any rules that say that a monster can't take Dual Path to gain the ability to take normal mythic abilities? Mainly I would be just using the feats to get the abilities, still going with the main 'monster' abilities for the normal ones.
So for example, a mythic vampire rank 10... could she have all the vampire mythic template, but use her first feat to pick up Dual Path (Archmage) and then the rest of her feats to snag archmage powers?
James Jacobs wrote:
Just you saying that makes it easier for me to wait for it. Because knowing that you have plans, and that you are most interested in it yourself means good things. (No pressure...)
First of all, yeah good point... I'll flag my post for wrong forum... mods... please move it to advice/homebrew!
Then as to your comments, for the most part, that's what I was thinking. Cause in the movie, they were essentially dead. Like vampires (though they didn't have a problem with sunlight nor did they have fangs, but they did have claws... sort of... like many women do... haha) Granted, I'm not looking to make them super-crazy osmosis through the air vampires like they were in the movie, but I kind of got the idea that if they didn't drink blood, they would die and so that was kind of what I was going for.
Though since I've been thinking it might be easier to just make them dhampir, but instead of being the children of a vampire, they are a case of a botched Wish (which really is kinda how it was in the movie... they all were killed in a car wreck and this witch friend of theirs refused to let her girlfriend die, so she resurrected them all... but uh... it didn't work out like she planned) or maybe a lesser version of resurrection that is a cross between animate dead and raise dead... it makes you a half-undead. :D
Matrix Dragon wrote:
Wow, I didnt' even notice that glaring problem with the feral hunter before it was mentioned by this thread!! Awesome that others noticed it, cause I FRICKIN" LOVE THE FERAL HUNTER!
I had an idea for a Half-undead themed race (inspired by a horror movie I recently saw... 5 times in the past 24 hours...) that ONLY heals via a blood drain attack.
So essentially, they have something similar to a blood drain or vampiric touch to heal and/or gain temporary HP but, they also don't heal normally AT ALL.
Would not healing normally at all be a fair trade for having the blood drain (or similar) ability, or would it still cost a lot?
Maybe, but again... as I said before... if they both revere nature and both follow Erastil... how does the druid know that this hunter (or ranger) isn't a druid? I guess that's the main problem that lies with a CLASS restricted language... you gotta say "Class... not druid..." so again with my above example, the equivalent would be not allowing rogues into the fighter's guild.
On the other hand there is always this...
Druidic Decoder wrote:
I always felt like the big difference between Hunters and Druids was the culture. Hunters don't have to revere nature or else lose their powers. Hunter's are more about controlling nature than respecting it.
Well, true. So maybe in that respect they'd know but then in that case an evil druid wouldn't be a druid. They don't respect nature, they control it.
Hmmm I can see the argument that they do not as valid, but to me... What really is the difference thematically? If a hunter is hanging out with druids, has an animal companion, and so on... even more so if they are a feral hunter... I could see someone saying "Yeah, I'll teach you druid, cause you're a druid."
Kind of like are you a fighter or a rogue? Well, they have different abilities sure... but is a fighter's guild going to be like "Nope, sorry you might be able to stand back to back with us in a fight... but we are a fighter's guild and you sir are not a fighter, you are a rogue."
Is a rogue's guild going to deny the bard entry? He's NOT a rogue, he's a bard.
Is the assassin's guild going to deny entry to the slayer class unless they have the prestige class? Of course not.
So, in that sense, depending on the character and their backstory, I might allow it. As for the "ex-druids" part that they taught druidic to a non-druid, that's a thing for the gods, and I think as long as the druid in good faith saw this hunter (or even ranger) as a druid brother, there's no reason why they'd lose their abilities.
To my knowledge, no prestige class grants you favored class bonuses.
Actually, there is one I know of. Red Mantis Assassin counts as favored class levels IF you are using the faction rules. Inner Sea Magic has the Crimson Citadel for the Red Mantis Assassins, and "Assassin Prodigy" costs 1PP.
Yeah, I do allow races other than elf and orc to breed with humans in my games, but invariably the resulting child is human with the feat Racial Heritage. Also, there is probably some planetouched influence in your past too, to make it possible... or magic. It's not generally going to happen unless the player wants it to for concept (like I have an aasimar scion of humanity with racial heritage halfling. Her story is that her father was human and her mother was a halfling which is why she's so short (she's not small sized, but she's 5',) the blessing of Black Butterfly upon her mother allowed it to happen) But in the rare case that you had a 100% pure human and a 100% pure halfling, then no they couldn't interbreed but I generally assume that nobody is THAT pure and allow for any parental backstory, as long as you take the feats or such to do it.
So, I should repost the list that the developers ASKED ANOTHER PERSON TO CREATE IN THIS VERY THREAD... They don't need to read my mind, they just need to read this thread. It's all here. In THIS thread, except for the full list which should have been emailed to them by the person they asked to do so.
Michael Hallet wrote:
Well, even then I am fairly sure I can stand by the claim that if a developer were to see this as a potential FAQ question, they would mark it "No staff response needed" as I've seen them do with stuff that is a lot less clear.
As bonus though, I will tell you a 100% valid way to gain a racial trait from another race without having to lose one. Take Racial Heritage (Catfolk) then take Catfolk Exemplar. Catfolk Exemplar allows a catfolk to get a few of the alternate traits without having to give up anything. Seeing as how it specifically says for example if you choose sharp claws... "If you do not have the cat claws racial trait you gain the cat claws racial trait" You don't cause you are human... but you have Racial Heritage (Catfolk) so you totally can take the feat. :D Then take Aspect of the Beast (which it also qualifies for) and bump up your damage.
Of course, this isn't valid in PFS. But, I did it with a hunter in a home game. :)
Michael Hallet wrote:
Considering how much PFS has restricted racial heritages beyond what the FAQ says already, I think even if you did get a developer to come in this thread and say "Yep! Have at it, switch racial traits as you please!" PFS would 'house rule' it.
In fact, PFS already says that everything in the Advanced Race Guide is available to that specific RACE only which pretty much means that if you are looking for official word to take to a PFS table, there you have it. It's official word you cannot do what you are asking to do.
PFS Additional Resources wrote:
It's an overlapping effect, so assuming a single class wizard, your familliar is not advancing ahead of your wizard level.
Well, yes but if you were to multiclass into another class then you would be able to retain your full familiar progression (or well -2 in Eldritch Heritage's case) which is kind of what I was thinking when I did my answer...
Yes, I am aware of Cyberzombies (always wanted to play one, but my GM would never allow them) but they are a very specific and very strongly penalized exception to the basic rules that cybernetics and magic do not mix, and really they still don't very well even with the cyberzombies...
But, Pathfinder has shown no precedent that cybernetics and magic don't work, again as others have pointed it it's been the opposite with enchanted magic items and Bonesages of Eox (and the spoilered thing above me is the largest and most perfect example of why it works)
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I get that, but there is no reason a new question won't get buried too, especially since it won't have the previous discussion to help people understand the issue. Plus, a few times when I have reasked an old question that I felt wasn't fully answered in the original thread, a moderator closed the thread with "Duplicate question. Original is here." so that's also another reason I just necromancied this thread, rather than make a brand new one.
As the subject says, can a Cartomancer witch gain a familiar from another source? The Blackbound magus specifically states you CANNOT have a familiar (because the blade essentially IS your familiar) but the cartomancer doesn't say such, so it seems as written you should be able to get a familiar, as long as it's from another class/feat/whatever (andit would IMO work with the Bladebound cause... you aren't getting a familiar, you are getting a spell deck)
Someone else already compiled a list and gave it to them. I am asking if anything has come about. Try reading the entire thread where it says that what you are telling me to do has already been done.
As for a separate thread, this one is about the FAQ that caused the issue and has a lengthy discussion of the issue... why make a second thread to ask a question about the same exact issue?
There is too many to list out and I don't even have the list, another user was compiling it a page or two back in the thread. But for example, the worst case is the following feat...
Dreamed Secrets (source: Inner Sea Gods) wrote:
If you are a divine caster very few wizard spells are on your spell list. For those few that are, you can prepare (or learn) them and they already and it won't screw you over like the spells on this feat do. So, the only reason to take this feat is to gain wizard spells not on your spell list. The FAQ makes this feat do absolutely nothing, and in the rare case it might, you would be absolutely dumb to use this feat instead of just learning the spell normally.
Actually they would stack, because of the following line on familiars...
Levels of different classes that are entitled to familiars stack for the purpose of determining any familiar abilities that depend on the master's level.
When it comes to familiars, wizard is the "default" that everything goes to. In this case it all stacks (because that above quote says it does) unless it says it doesn't (which no familiar granting ability to my knowledge does.)
Some people say that the Serpentine bloodline is the one exception, but I am in disagreement with that because it doesn't specifically say it allows you to have two familiars, something you cannot do normally. It just says you get a viper familiar. So it would stack normally.