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Scarab Sages

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The store page tells me that Inner Sea Magic is in my downloads, but I don't see the PDF at the bottom of the product page or in my digital content page. Can someone take a look at my account and see if there's a glitch?

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Just to confirm, does the elemental type change your bloodline spells? Like water sorcerers would basically cast "Waterball" instead of Fireball?

This feels like a dumb question. I see the line about the asterisk in the Core Rulebook and that the damage type changes, but wanted to be sure that Burning Hands is literally shooting water or air or whatever.

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Will there be any more tables opening up for the PFS 2 or Starfinder specials at GenCon? How about additional PFS 2 tables in general? I'm going for the first time since the 70s and I really would love to participate in the first PFS 2 games.

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Here's something to put in the backlog for next year's PaizoCon. The filtering seems to have some bugs and is missing some useful criteria.

There seem to be a number of cases where the filters get dropped or reset. I saw this when I selected next or last, but I can't consistently reproduce it.

I'd like to be able to filter for PFS only, games I'm registered for, and by morning/afternoon/evening/night slots. And please, a filter for events with open slots.

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My players are going to encounter a couple of previous foes. This is really tangential to the overall story—they'll fight one of the enemies, and I want the other to have gotten a tragic comeuppance. Enemy B was a dupe of enemy A. What are good options for enemy A to have done to enemy B?

This could be as simple as her having polymorphed him, and them finding a rat or other vermin in a cage in her room, and finding enemy B's gear discarded in a trunk. Or she could have somehow transformed him into something more sad and miserable. What's a decent fate?

Key objectives—this is just a minor story element, they'll like seeing the wrapping up of a loose end but shouldn't be distracted by this plot point.

For those who want more context and know the AP, spoilers below. But the specifics of the AP aren't really important.

Rise of the Runelords spoiler:
Both Lucrecia and Kaven slipped away at Fort Rannick and we never got back to that. I want Kaven to have followed Lucrecia, having nowhere else to go and still obsessing over her and feeling he's still part of her plan. She transformed or disfigured him in some way for her amusement, and took him back to Xin-Shalast with her.

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With a growing collection of Pathfinder Battles cases, the occasional D&D minis purchase, tons of Reaper Kickstarters, and a handful of things I've painted myself, I'm wondering where all of you put these things. I'm currently putting most of the Wizkids stuff in a set of shallow drawers alphabetically, but it's getting crowded. I'd love to see any creative solutions you might have come up with.

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If one of the Starfinder miniatures I ordered arrived with a piece broken, should I contact Ninja Division about that or would that be handled by Paizo?

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Maybe I've overlooked it, but I can't find a PFS or SFS special on the schedule. Are there any this year?

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I had pre-ordered the first book of the AP. I’ve just signed up for a subscription under order 4386707. I’m assuming that cancels my pre-order rather than doubling me up on issue 1, but wanted to confirm.

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Is the hotel reservation code available yet? Is the schedule up? When's the lottery going to start? I'm ready to come back! I need more PaizoCon!

-- Tom, having serious withdrawal symptoms

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I'll be in Amsterdam starting 5/6 and would love to do some PFS while there. Are there any regular games in Amsterdam (or Hilversum)?

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All my shipments lately have an invalid tracking number that starts with PZ rather than something that works at the UPS MI site. Stuff usually shows up pretty quick, so it's not a huge deal. But is there somewhere I can find a real tracking number if something doesn't show up?

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One of my players, a sorcerer, has asked about being allowed to cast Permanency on his Mage Armor. I don't see this as particularly game-breaking. It's virtually permanent now, given the duration and number of encounters between rest stops, and would really just free up a first level spell slot.

Am I missing something, or would you allow it? If you did allow it, would you price it per the spell or adjust it?

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Who can help fix a misreported scenario from PaizoCon? We haven't gotten any responses from the Report a Problem link. Is there someone I can PM who will assist?

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I'm sure this has been covered here but I can't seem to find it.

We have rules for upgrading magic items but do the rules cover removing magical properties as well? If a player has invested in an item with the keen property, can they remove keen later (say, once they get access to Improved Critical)? Or do they need to sell the item at half value and start fresh?

And while this is intended to be a general rules question, if anyone ALSO knows whether this would be allowed in PFS please comment on that as well.

Thanks!

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I'm getting ready to GM a PFS scenario for the first time. I was wondering if there was a consolidated list anywhere of the scenarios that make use of Paizo flip-mats or map packs. I have a number of these and would love to use them if I could.

I can't find any mention in the scenario descriptions (you'd think Paizo would include a link to materials you could buy to use in the scenario). Is there anywhere that lists out the available flip mats and map packs for every scenario? If not, can anyone recommend a well-reviewed scenario that uses flip mats/map packs?

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A pretty basic question about wizarding:

I'm looking at familiars and concept-wise am considering familiars without much mobility. So how much am I hobbling myself by foregoing a familiar that can effectively deliver a touch attack, or a bonded item, and going with a familiar that basically just provides some skill bonuses? Any other benefits from a familiar that would essentially always be on my person?

If it makes a difference, this is a PFS character.

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How does the Outflank feat work with more than two of you flanking? I'm playing a Divine Commander Warpriest.

Outflank wrote:
Whenever you and an ally who also has this feat are flanking the same creature, your flanking bonus on attack rolls increases to +4. In addition, whenever you score a critical hit against the flanked creature, it provokes an attack of opportunity from your ally.

If I grant Outflank to my party via Battle Tactician and enemy E is flanked by 2 pair of attackers A and B:

0 A 0
B E B
0 A 0

I read Outflank as granting the Outflank bonus and AoO to any ally flanking the same creature, regardless of whether that ally is the receiving the flanking bonus from me.But the feat is also written in the singular, so could apply to the single ally on the opposite side of the creature from me.

If A1 scores a critical hit, who gets an AoO? A2, or A2 and B?

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I'm looking for suggestions for a miniature to represent a desert flavored warpriest. He's dual-wielding kukris. I can convert weapons to kukris, but the hands would need to be positioned so that's possible.

Any thoughts?

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Okay, I've read the Adherer, and I've read grapple, and I've read threads about grappling. And I still can't figure out how the Adherer works.

It has the adhesive ability, which causes weapons to stick to it and a free grapple against natural weapons and unarmed strikes. It also seems to allow the creature to grapple while not getting the grappled condition. So if it hits, succeeds at the grab, and grapples without getting the grappled condition, can it do this again with its other slam attack? How many creatures can the Adherer get stuck to it and grappled at one time?

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I don't think there are any real spoilers here but I'll put this all in a tag anyway.

Sihedron Circle:
So I'm thinking of making the Sihedron Circle. I have my own ideas but I'm curious how others have seen the Circle in their minds' eyes.

We know the stone heads are preserved with Thassilonian magic. Paizo has published images of the Runelords. They're described as heads, so I see them as having no neck as part of the statue.

I also see them all as looking okay--nobody sculpts the Runelord as an ugly statue if they want to stay alive. So even Zutha looks okay, less drooly and less slimy than his depiction in The Dead Heart of Xin.

So did you all imagine them as smooth like a marble sculpture, rough like the Easter Island heads, or somewhere in between? How do they stay upright? Do they have a small base, or do they rest chin on the ground like the Olmec heads?

What do you all think?

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Sorry for another swarm thread but I'm still not clear on attacking the swarm. For this question, I'm specifically talking about diminutive or fine swarms. My players are facing a scarab swarm.

I'm interested in splash weapons. (I'm reading the rules as torches or energy damage from magic weapons as not applying, since they would be effects that target a single creature.) So I have a swarm that can fly and PCs with alchemist's fire and some oil.

1. To attack with the alchemists' fire for full damage, do they need to target the swarm at AC18 or can they target a grid intersection at AC5? Is the answer the same if the swarm doesn't fly? (Or is the scarab swarm made up of insects in the air and on the ground?)

2. If they miss and the alchemists' fire still lands in a swarm square, does it cause full damage or splash damage?

3. If it causes full damage, does the alchemists' fire also do splash damage to adjacent squares that contain the swarm?

4. Does this function the same with a flask of oil? What are the options here?

If they have to hit AC18 to do full damage, this seems like it's going to be really hard for the PCs. (They've had to run once.)

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I'm reading through the final chapter and trying to make sure I understand everything going on. I have a couple questions.

For the Hidden Beast encounter, the decapus has 10 tentacles. Reading the stat block, it sounds like those are treated as a single attack, correct? I'm assuming it would be written as "10 tentacles" if each tentacle got an attack, rather than "tentacles."

Also, has anyone drawn up a cross-section of the Eye of Avarice? I'm having a hard time visualizing it from the text; it sounds like there are some big elevation differences in there.

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I'm confused about one of the options for getting to Runeforge.

Spoiler:
How is plane shift viable? Say the party gets the material component and wants to return later. Doesn't plane shift place them 5 to 500 miles from their destination? If the diameter of the Runeforge sphere is 2 miles, won't plane shift always dump travelers in the void surrounding the Runeforge?

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Can someone explain how players can identify alchemical items they might find? I haven't had anyone ever play an alchemist and am not very familiar with the rules.

Spoiler:
But we're running Mummy's Mask and they found the vials of alchemical fire on the first corpse in the Tomb of Akhentepi.

My understanding is that these items wouldn't have a magical aura. I'm basically looking for the alchemical equivalent of Identify/Detect Magic/Spellcraft. When you have an alchemical weapon 1) how do you identify that it's alchemical in nature and 2) how can you determine its properties and effects?

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Does anyone know if the Pathfinder pre-painted miniatures can have bent pieces corrected similar to the Reaper Bones minis, by warming them up and then putting them in cold water?

I have some that need to be straightened but I thought I'd ask if they hold up to this before dunking one in boiling water.

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This is kind of a dumb question but I'm relatively new to Pathfinder and returning after a looooong hiatus from GMing.

For the Knowledge (local) skill, how local is local for most of you? Is it knowledge related to Varisia? Or local to Magnimar or Sandpoint? Would a PC with a Magnimar back story get a shot at local checks in Sandpoint, perhaps with a higher difficulty?

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What counts as fine detail for purposes of wood shape? Ironwood references it and says:

Quote:
Using this spell with wood shape or a wood-related Craft check, you can fashion wooden items that function as steel items.

But wood shape makes it sound pretty crude. Would wood shape be able to create a simple shape like a sword but something like chainmail or other functioning armor would require crafting? Or could wood shape form workable armor?