-1 Dwarven Fighter - Barkeep
I don't think I've ever put more than 1 skill point into a profession/craft/perform except for my alchemist.
One piece of advice I can add: While playing CORE I've noticed that newer GMs aren't always aware of the Secondary Success Conditions document. They outline what must be accomplished for PCs to gain the 2nd prestige point since faction missions were done away with. The Secondary Success Conditions is a free download found right here at the Paizo site.
Now that I have a few core games under my belt (about half are GM credit), I think I have a little bit of insight about core skills. With the reduction of available languages (I believe it's restricted to just the core races), Linguistics becomes even more important.
I played in a core game recently where notes were written in Osirion. The GM asked if any of us had the language and when none of us said we did, I mentioned that I didn't believe it was available in core. He did some quick research and confirmed it and agreed that we were just SOL. My character and another had linguistics but we didn't roll high enough to get anything.
So Akitayne, I would like to add that as a skill that has increased importance in Core games.
Favorite: The Prince of Augustana
Least: Scars of the Third Crusade
Along with what everyone else has said, an option is a cracked vibrant purple ioun stone:
This stone stores three levels of spells, as a ring of spell storing. Stored spells in the stone must be placed by a spellcaster but can be used by anyone (see ring of minor spell storing).
Cracked: This stone stores one spell level, as a ring of spell storing (minor). Price: 2,000 gp.
Oh, if you want it for Force Punch you'd have to get an unflawed one. Those go for 36K.
Quick question for those that have run this...
How are you guys presenting Meleren, with him being an android and all? I realized this the second time I ran it and just said he was emotionless and waited for further questions/investigation from the group but none came. How are you guys doing this?
I too was not a fan of the old faction missions. They took up a lot of the table’s time. Also, the ‘secret’ manor that they were supposed to be handled… usually the rest of the group helped out and if you didn’t you were branded a d*ck. I understand the complaint that now you sometimes can’t get your characters into the scenario if it’s faction specific but that just means that you might miss out on a kinda good boon. But before there were no boons, but you’d miss out on a prestige point over (like someone said) a random bad roll. Also, I like that our success (or not) can affect the results of next year’s world.
I know what you mean, with this type of game it’s hard to not sit down and play the same guy every time.
To help get me ‘in-character’ when I sit down at a table, I usually write a backstory for my characters when I create them and I read it before play starts. It helps remind me what that dude is all about; why he/she joined the Society, what they’re trying to get out of the mission, etc. Others I’ve played with have a note or two that sum up that character’s personality or they have an accent that they use for that one character.
Hope that helps.
Is adamantine armor worth it?
Adamantine armor is really expensive, an additional cost of:
It provides DR:
I have adamantine plate on one of my characters. It was so expensive that I was unable to afford little else for a couple levels and still feel that I’m playing catch-up outfitting him. I will say it has saved his bacon a couple times. Once when he was attacked by Xill and they had a hard time getting past the DR and couldn’t implant. And it is fun, when I do take damage, telling a GM, “not all of that went through”. But, really, just -3 damage on most attacks?
What do you think, is adamantine armor worth it?
Please note my original post:" Also, per the CRB, it’s not one of the languages you can learn when you put a point in Linguistics. "
The Core Rule Book notes specific languages that you can learn through the Linguistics skill and Thassalonion isn't one of them.
Hey all, I’ve got a character concept that I’m working on but I’ve hit a little roadblock.
(If this is posted in the wrong place, please forgive.)
I’d like to build a Varisian Tiefling Alchemist with the Crypt Breaker archetype. His back story is that he’s a Thassilonian scholar/expert who’s been recruited by the Pathfinders. Here’s the roadblock: I can’t find a way for him to get the Thassilonian language. It’s not available as a racial bonus language for Tieflings, nor for a Tiefling with high intelligence. Also, per the CRB, it’s not one of the languages you can learn when you put a point in Linguistics.
I guess I could just make him without knowing the Thassilonian Language but then he wouldn’t be much of a Thassilonian scholar/expert would he?
So… is there any other way (short of a boon I don’t have), or is there a rules exception I don’t know about? He’d got to be Society legal.
I realize I could change him to a different race that allows any bonus language with a high enough Int. but I’d really like to keep him Tiefling.
Any advice would be appreciated.
How can a Tiefling learn Thassilonian?
Rusty Ironpants wrote:
That did it! Thank you.
Just purchased the data packages, added them and I'm getting the same thing. :(
Mystic Lemur wrote:
OK, just went to the Other tab and clicked "Click to add new Vanities or Prestige Awards" and I got a message saying "Nothing to choose from!" I would like to add a Dayfinder (from the Pathfinder Society Field Guide). Any ideas?