This FAQ?That's a change to Magic Fang *because* unarmed strike is the whole body, which is pretty much the opposite of what you just said
GM DarkLightHitomi wrote:
Don't expect an AI GM to need to be too strict. I'm currently in preproduction on a game that will have a very flexible ability to run modules. The flexibility achievable just by me alone is high. I can't imagine what a big studio could achieve if they actually tried. BTW, if you want to see such a game made faster and better, I'm always looking for help.
I played a scenario once where we concentrated so hard on one little detail from the briefing that we got to 4 hours without even hitting the first scripted encounter, with the GM making stuff up on the fly and the players enjoying themselves immensely.It's going to be a while before machine learning can duplicate that.
Freehold DM wrote:
Is Mastodon taking off? I thought it had a slight bump and then kinda petered out.
108,000 new users in the last week, apparently (now >9 million users)
There were 2 massive (10K+ new users per hour) influxes at the end of last year, so yeah it has slowed down a bit.
It's a bit harder to find your place in the fediverse at first, but it's way nicer than twitter, because of the way the server instances can control who they connect to.
For the folks in this thread, it's likely to be orders of magnitude better
actually, I suppose Disney would have incentive to sue Hasbro into tiny tiny pieces regardless of the actual issue at hand, so who knows.
At which point Hasbro say to Disney "here's a royalty free licence for you to keep selling your stuff", which Disney accept while Hasbro go after everybody else.Don't expect the Mouse to do anything for the benefit of anybody else
Also, if you scroll down to Touch spells in combat section of this page
Touching an opponent with a touch spell is considered to be an armed attack and therefore does not provoke attacks of opportunity
Charge: If you don’t discharge the spell in the round when you cast the spell, you can hold the charge indefinitely. You can continue to make touch attacks round after round.
Alternatively, you may make a normal unarmed attack (or an attack with a natural weapon) while holding a charge. In this case, you aren’t considered armed and you provoke attacks of opportunity as normal for the attack
So the spell attack in round 2* does not provoke an AoO, and is a touch attack, if taken as a standard action - no extra haste attack
* does provoke an AoO (unless you have Improved Unarmed Combat or similar), and is against normal AC, if taken as part of a full round attack - extra haste attack
For an alchemist, See Invisibilty + a Smog pellet is the way to go
Hand axes aren't in the Close Weapon group, so you're not going to get the benefit of Brawler's Flurry.
A Slayer would let you grab the Ranger's Two-Weapon Combat Style as Talents, so you'd get your best combat efficiency that way, leaving other Feat selections to pick up Improved Trip, Disarm, etc.
At low levels, Brawler's Cunning and Martial Flexibility might factor in if you're after a bigger choice of feats and more utility from swapping them around a bit.
I see. I asked because of the auto-success, not the critical threat.
Personally, I'd never bother with a swashbuckler with that GM (and if this was dropped on me part-way through a game, after I'd gone swashbuckler, I'd not be happy).
my GM's stance is that the nat 20 is an attack roll, and he knows that the parry is also an attack roll- he just says my attack roll, regardless of the result, cannot beat any nat 20.
So your parry roll is an attack roll, and a nat 20 on an attack roll is unbeatable...What happens if you roll a nat 20 on the parry?
There's still a few of us in the area, though there's not much going on (in person) at the moment
Andy Brown wrote:
Presumably the new Announcements channel will only allow staff to start threads, replacing two forums where non-staff can start threads, and therefore pushing some recent discussions to the off-topic forum where they can be more easily ignored by Paizo?
Replying to myself as I realised the General Discussion forum is still there; rest of the comment still stands though
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Any word can be a swear-word/slur given the right context (or intonation, if spoken). If words get banned, then other words will be used (history proves this) until those are also banned.I've long held the belief that it's not the words that are the problem.
Kobold Catgirl wrote:
I'd get it if we were discussing a tag for, like, "this user has been moderated x times"
I'm going to acknowledge that I somehow got the impression that a tag for a temp ban was being suggested as well as for effectively deactivated accounts.Reading through this thread again I can't see where anybody else mentioned that, so I'm going to assume I was reading through various things about temporary and permanent suspensions and mixed some of that in with this. That's on me.
I still think it's a bad idea and hiding the accounts would be better, but if the system makes putting up text possible and checking the suspension flag to hide the account impossible, then it's another reason to modernise (and disconnect the forums and the store)
Caydens Designated Driver wrote:
Maybe something like removing the original posts but letting replies that don't violate ToS stay up with the banned tag on the OP being referenced ?
Problem there is that, as far as I can tell, quoting is purely a textual thing with no actual reference back to the quoted user, so adding the tag to each quote would be a manual job
Kobold Catgirl wrote:
I think calling Andy a chud is extremely uncalled for, but I also think the comparison was enormously inappropriate to the point of being disrespectful.
Thanks for that. I'll hold my hand up and say I could have worded my disagreement in a less inflammatory way. I'm not convinced it would have stopped the pile-on for disagreeing though.
Every single website I've ever been to labels posters who've been banned.
And places I've been have deleted the account. Different experiences, or maybe a generational change.
How could a simple "banned" marker possibly lead to toxicity towards an unpleasant poster?
I've been around long enough to see choice of font lead to toxicity...
Kobold Catgirl in a different post wrote:
Deleting the account isn't just technically difficult and legally dubious--it has an unpleasant side effect of sweeping things under the rug.
I'll give you that as a side effect, but it's about the same as deleting offensive posts when it comes to sweeping stuff under the rug.
More seriously, it also means the mods have to delete every single post from that user. Imagine if you got banned, and the mods had to delete every single post you'd ever made, and modify every thread you'd ever posted in to ensure it remained legible. Logistically, the labor alone makes it infeasible.
Deleting all of a user's posts should be one simple database command (alternatively it ought to be possible to use a simple command to change the text of the posts to indicate the user has been banned). Again I'm assuming stuff about the website backend which may not be true.But you're right about it needing a horrible amount of manual work to get rid of quotes of those posts.
Tender Tendrils wrote:
You obviously know more about the current software than I do
Deleting accounts would cut these people off from products they have purchased and their ability to purchase future products, which has been deemed too punitive (people are being kicked off the forums for the safety of others, not as a punishment).
I disagree with that decision too; I see it as putting company profits ahead of forum safety
When someone points me in the direction of something inappropriate and inflammatory, I believe them.
The problem here is that the really inappropriate stuff (and the people posting it) was removed a while back (before your first post on the boards), so it's a bit difficult to show it to you. Which is convenient for your decision to ignore the people who have been targeted by it
I think the only complaints I've seen about Horizon is the lack of larger body types and beards. And somebody pointing out that the full-body outfits replace prosthetic limbs with biological ones.
You also get to pick from a long list of names (again no separation by gender) to be used when your character is referenced by name (rather than just as "the superstar driver")
Now, if they'd just fix the bugs...
I did. And I've now been back through stuff on my PC (rather than tablet), and the June 2016 AR is where the text was added, as follows
As of June 10, 2016, slaves are no longer available for purchase.
earliest AR I can access right now (might have an older one somewhere) is July 16, and it has the same text
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
I still don't think I can personally tell a bigot that they are a bigot -- that's my personal hangup. I am more likely to post on a terrible post: "Flagged. Hate has no home here."
That's possibly because you're nicer than some of us (me, for instance). :)
Everybody needs to find a level of response that they're comfortable with, and a simple response like that is better than no response if you want to show visible support.
You've been one of the clearest voices calling for *sensible* responses, and trying to keep the forums welcoming, while also being a lot nicer than many when somebody suggests you're not as blunt as the rest of us. (which brings me back to my first point about niceness :))
Some people see bold as shouting, some people see ot as emphasis, or grammar, depending on how your internet patois developed.
And when. Some of us started before all this fancy formatting stuff; I still use * and / for bold and italic emphasis.
I generally think it's best not to assume people are shouting if you see bold, it could be lots of things. The internet is a hodge podge of micro cultural pidgins.
rules for rolling the ability scores are included as an alternative, but the idea is that you end up with scores that match your background (whether you consider that a good thing or not is a different question), although I suspect a lot of people just end up with a background that matches the scores they want, and then ignore it.
The other thing is that in PF2 that 5% makes a *big* difference, because the math is tighter, and there are fewer ways of gaining a +1 to a roll.
Umbral Reaver wrote:
I'm unable to view birdsite due to PTSD. What's going on?
Very, very, brief summary is that customer service and community management are very different skill sets, with CS focussing on solving problems for individual customers, and CM focussing on building the whole community in a positive way and also needing to learn how to spot the bad actors.There's some extra bits on how unfair it is to expect CS to do CM without training and a support network, and how a single community manager may not be able to identify all the different bad actors and dog whistles, just because of how many different angles those things come from
Sometimes you're not trying to convince the troll, and you're not really even posting for the troll to see it; sometimes you're posting so anybody else watching sees it, to show that what's been posted isn't acceptable, and to show support for the (other) targets of the trolling.
You'll almost never convince the troll to change their mind, but sometimes you'll convince a lurker to change theirs.
And as an action taken where necessary to stop things getting worse, it's fine.But a couple of people have been saying they should routinely lock sections of the forums when CS staff aren't available, and that's just going to lead to some of us not being able to make a meaningful contribution.
Closing the forum "for the night" is everything BUT inclusive, considering that most of the world is in completely different time zones. Except for violence, it's hard to imagine more discriminatory action than making some people unable to discuss meaningful topic.
Full agreement with this.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
I am troubled by the concept of calling other forumites bigots. I can see calling out their actions or posts as bigoted, but...
If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, I don't see the problem with calling it a water fowl.
And hey, you're correct that I may be coming from a privileged enough background where I can see something nasty and just flag it and move on.
And I may be a bit on edge because my national broadcasting company has just platformed a transphobe who then went on to call for all trans women to be lynched (and named some specific people who should be first).To reference a different post, transphobic posts are a call for violence, so they're going to get flagged and challenged.
And I'm concentrating on transphobia here, because that's what we're currently seeing more of, rather than most other bigotry