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Scott LaBarge wrote:
Garrett Guillotte wrote:
Scott LaBarge wrote:
Here's a random PF question, since I figure we've got a lot of collective PF expertise here: is adamantine magnetic?
Pathfinder magnets: How do they work? (A: Yes, it is, as is mithral.)
And now, to complicate things, in his "Ask James Jacobs" thread, James just announced that adamantine is in fact *not* magnetic on Golarion, so humph. I guess it's a question of which source you believe.

If it's pertinent to a contest entry, you can always put a link in to whichever source you're using as an authority, if you think it might matter...


Scott LaBarge wrote:
Ask a Succubus wrote:
Scott LaBarge wrote:

Here's a random PF question, since I figure we've got a lot of collective PF expertise here: is adamantine magnetic?

EDIT: And I know about Magneto and Wolverine's magnetic adamantium, but I'm assuming we can't just identify adamantium in the Marvel universe with adamantine in Golarion.

If you'll excuse the intrusion, failing regular sources, you could always try the 'Ask James Jacobs' thread down in off-topic.

That...is a good idea! My thanks to the helpful destroyer of souls. (And so sorry my stiletto didn't meet your idea of useful!)

I believe that you're confusing my distant cousin, 'Ask A RPGSupersuccubus' for me. It's an understandable mistake to make, since she seems to have taken to adopting my semblance for public appearance purposes. Not that I mind that much; imitation and flattery, and all that...

Anyway, pleased to have been of assistance.


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Scott LaBarge wrote:

Here's a random PF question, since I figure we've got a lot of collective PF expertise here: is adamantine magnetic?

EDIT: And I know about Magneto and Wolverine's magnetic adamantium, but I'm assuming we can't just identify adamantium in the Marvel universe with adamantine in Golarion.

If you'll excuse the intrusion, failing regular sources, you could always try the 'Ask James Jacobs' thread down in off-topic.


Further heavily disclaimered post, positively oozing disinterested confidence.


Heavily disclaimered post.


Berholm II, Lord of the Dwarves wrote:
Ask A Succubus Journalist wrote:
Charles Evans 25 wrote:
<stuff>

You do know that true veterans don't just make one ridiculous post after another on the same thread?

Some of them do... I even hear that some of the poor things, by human standards, have been around for too long and cracked and started talking to themselves.

Fortunately succubi are above that sort of behaviour. Well unless we feel like doing it (no inneuendo intended there, naturally).

Disclaimer:
Ask a Succubus' opinion are of course those of a CE inclined Very Advanced Succubus, and should therefore be treated with the appropriate amount of respect. And if you're lucky you might just get invited around for Tea And Scones one day (and not just to be tea).


yellowdingo wrote:
So should you be charged with treason if you take a life (no matter the circumstances)? Treason is an assault on the state and killing someone lessens that state so treason? Even police officers, government officials ordering it, or citizens acting in self defence.

It depends. If 'The State' happens to be defined in the personage of a succubus, then of course some sort of retribution is required if anyone lessens said succubus' possessions against her will.

Otherwise it doesn't really matter. You may as well toss a coin over whether or not someone should be charged with treason (although most court-proceedings where succubi are not involved are mind-numbingly boring, and ought to just be skipped for an execution - preferably one carried out in as gruesomely tasteful a fashion as possible).
Disclaimer:
Ask A Succubus' opinion reflects the opinion of a thoroughly CE inclined Very Advanced Succubus. It should go without saying, but it should thus be given the due weight that such a post would (extra)ordinarily deserve.


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Liz Courts wrote:
RHMG Animator wrote:
Then let's you their keywords as a target for an automated spam nuker.
A number of their keywords are also popular non-spam topics on the boards. It's a bit of a catch-22.
Keyword=<censored>, Target is <censored>, nuke impact in 5...4...3...2...1...

So you'd advocate yourself to be automatically ban-hammered, for use of said <censored> word in the post you just made?


Ohh, well; since this thread has apparently been resurrected and threadjacked, I'll add that there are a *lot* of absolutely insane people in the church of Iomedae. Apart from the paladins, of course. They're just overly naïve and misguided.
DISCLAIMER:
Ask A Succubus offers the perspective of a CE inclined Abyssal temptress; Ask A Succubus does not accept any responsibility for any donations made to orphans, politicians elected, or other acts of gross stupidity that readers may try to claim were inspired by this post. Well not unless the net result of accepting said responsibility is beneficial for her.


Although actually, to be honest, I'm not sure if I should be quibbling about judging actions based on what results from them, rather than on the basis of the acts themselves. I actually (obviously minus the judgement bit, which sounds a bit stuffy and lawful) ought to be in favour of deeds being viewed solely in the light of the end results than for what they actually are in the moment of their comission. Ah well. I'm a Tanar'ri. I'm entitled to be contrary... :)

Disclaimer:
See other (previous) posts on this thread.


SAMAS wrote:
This situation is nowhere near that benign. We're talking about both the deaths of innocent people and deliberate refusal to do anything about it in the hopes of a favor from a being with no honor whatsoever...

(adjusted for addition of quote)

Mmmm. The original poster has indicated nothing other than resultant property damage ('Quote:...wrecks a good part of the city...'). No indication of casualties was given nor, if occuring, of whether such casualties were little elderly hairdressers (about as potentially harmless and benignly useful a mortal as you can get) or fanatical cultists of the four hoursemen plotting to bring a little bit of Hades to the world.
No mention was given either of whether any attempt had been made to call in the assumed favour, and if so whether the response was 'nyuh nyuh nyuh nyuh nyuh!' or 'Hmm, well that's both cheeky and presumptuous of you, but I have got time and that sounds both fun and reasonable, so sure, I guess why not?'

Disclaimer:
See posts on previous page. But suffice it to say that Ask A Succubus is giving the (CE) perspective of a Very Advanced Succubus; any Asmodeus worshipping lawyers harmed in the making of this post were shown only mercy entirely appropriate to their life-choices and positions.


Question wrote:

Party bumps into sealed demon with macguffin. They have two choices : Kill it and take it, or let it go whereupon the demon will give them the macguffin and leave without a fight.

Party chooses B, demon leaves and wrecks a good part of the city on its way out.

Party has the choice to chase after it and stop it, but chooses not to because the demon owes them a favor which they plan to collect at some point.

Also what if the decision wasnt unanimious and some members of the party wanted to stop the demon but couldnt do it on their own, so had to go with the majority?

But to answer the original question, releasing any demon is an exceptionally *GOOD* act, unless said demon owes me money or an apology and was being kept pent in, until it coughed up. (Or unless, of course, it owes ORCUS money or an apology.)

Also, creative urban redevelopment (especially of slum districts or of ones with temples to Asmodeus) could be considered the demon in question doing the city a favour. And think of all the work that builders will have, in the aftermath, and all the good that that will do for the local economy. Just so long as nobody who mattered important (hairdressers, dress-makers, dinner-party catering outfits and so forth) was actually killed in the process...

Disclaimer:
See the previous Ask A Succubus post.


This is undoubtedly an evil thread (and almost certainly a chaotic one too, at that). I approve.

Disclaimer:
Ask A Succubus expresses the viewpoint of a CE inclined Abyssal Lady of non-negotiable affection. (If it was negotiable, the whole 'temptress' thing would be sort of redundant, and frankly also likely more mercenary and revoltingly Yugoloth in taste.) Ask A Succubus resents any intimations of flexibility either of morals or of physique, whilst not at all resenting politely phrased (though that seems somewhat unlikely on such a sensitive matter) compliments on said same subject. Ask A Succubus does not give refunds on questions answered, no matter how haphazardly, nor irrespective whether the asker (Or should that be 'askee'? 'Askee' sounds so much better...) wanted any so answered questions answered in the first place.


Elmo. ;)


Thread necromancy is a recurring theme in the history of the Paizo messageboards. Especially when holidays hove into view and hands fall idle of their regular distractions...
However: The Shoe Event Horizon


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If it weren't quite so messy and likely to result in broken fingernails and inconveniently knotted hair succubi would dominate any prime-material battlefield.
We still end up being employed quite frequently in espionage and liaison capacities.


(not just censored, but edited, too!)
Disclaimer:
This post constitutes the viewpoint of a (very advanced) CE inclined resident of the Abyss (although for tax purposes, Ask A Succubus' place of residence varies amongst her various prime-material plane holiday villas, depending on who's asking and why). This should indicate the Level of Seriousness, with Which This Post Must Be Taken.
Dear Wrath,
Human-beings are idiots. (Most non-succubus life-forms are, in fact, but that's beside the point.) There are a few exceptions (as there are with many such sweeping generalisations as my earlier observation Re: humans & idiocy) but they appear to be relatively few and far between.
Now, that said, it's understandable why you may feel the need to go and take a break to digest this realisation. Orcus knows, when I first realised the drivelling depths of their all-too-frequent inanities... well, it took me several decades to recover, and I happen to be a highly sophisticated, cultured, and refined succubus.
[The next section has been removed by Ask A Succubus Censor in the interests of maintaining good public relations]
...crush your enemies...
[The next section has been removed by Ask A Succubus Censor in the interests of maintaining good public relations]
...lakes of blood...
[The next section has been removed by Ask A Succubus Censor in the interests of occasional adherence to the 'Rule of Three']
Anyway, the most important thing is for you to take as much time away from here as is necessary for you. Best Wishes for the future.

Ask A Succubus.


Scott Fernandez wrote:

Verdant Crown of Oak and Iron

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 11th
Slot head; Price 58,800 gp; Weight 1 lb.

Description
Fashioned of living branches this crown bears four oak leaves wrought from cold iron. The crown grants a +2 enhancement bonus to natural armor to the wearer’s animal companion, eidolon, familiar, mount, and conjured minions from summon nature’s ally spells within 60 feet and treats all their natural attacks as cold iron for overcoming damage reduction. The wearer also gains the constant ability to speak with animals.
Each cold iron oak leaf acts as a feather token (tree) when removed from the crown by the wearer as a move action. These tokens remain magical until the next dawn when new leaves regrow upon the crown. As a full round action the wearer can touch any oak tree created by the crown’s leaves, which have distinctive iron gray bark, and command it to animate as a treant under their control until dawn. Using this power drains magic from the crown causing one less oak leaf to regrow. The crown withers and dies the dawn after the fourth leaf has been used, losing its magical properties.

Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, barkskin, liveoak, magic fang, plant growth, speak with animals; Cost 29,400 gp

Disclaimer: This post constitutes the viewpoint of a CE inclined succubus, and thus should be treated With All Due Seriousness. Great attention has been paid to the concepts Balance, Fairness, and Logic, or at least the Abyssal versions of these concepts (which is what matters, after all – who really gives a damn about the mortal versions)?

Further Disclaimer: Ask A RPGSupersuccubus has a scribe with higher priorities and not much spare time on his hands this year, therefore will be playing blatant favourites and picking a few contestants whose items to review. If they make it into the last round they might see another review then.

Is the item pretty?
'Living Branches' means moss and things even less salubrious (such as lichen, and possibly beetles) so unless you're in nature-loving company, probably not. And to be frank, throwing cold iron oak leaves into the mix is probably going to annoy a lot of nature-lovers.

Does this item break easily if thrown at an annoying minion?
Oh, I do hope so. Although apparently pulling off all four of the dubious magic oak-leafs at once or animating a tree (causing the loss of the 'fourth') is enough to exhaust its magic, too.

Would this item make a suitably embarrassing ‘gift’ if given away to a [female] paladin of Iomedae?
Sadly, no. She'd look silly in it (although possibly no more silly than usual) and the whole 'riding horsey hurts things as if its hooves and bite were tasteless iron' thing would probably quite appeal to her.

Other Comments?
I can't believe I dragged my scribe away from other things to review an item like this. Still, it's probably better than whatever the moustache-twirling baatezu cooked up. It's tempting to give this a big fat 'no points', but that wouldn't leave a lower score to give the baatezu without going into negative numbers, so 'one point' instead.

Note:
See the Disclaimers, if you missed them. They really do mention Quite Important Stuff.


Ask A Succubus Flag-waver wrote:
Ask a Succubus wrote:
Ask A Succubus Flag-waver wrote:

Oooh! It's the badger! Bundle!!!!!

Is it actually fair to threadjack the poor mustelid like this?

Hey, it's not like there’s any voting left now, and we know him. Wait a moment. I’m getting a strange sense of déjà-vu here…

You mean like we've done this before to one of his threads in this contest? And now here he is in this position at the end? How strange...


Ask A Succubus Flag-waver wrote:

Oooh! It's the badger! Bundle!!!!!

Is it actually fair to threadjack the poor mustelid like this?


Dear Tom Qadim,
Congratulations on reaching the top four. (After making the top 32+ for the third year in a row; it's nice to see that at you're now going to be stepping politely back and letting some other people have a go in the top 32.... ;) ) At this point, you have won the true prize, of getting to write a Pathfinder Society module, perhaps to be played and cursed by players years from now at conventions, whilst a certain badger (or at least that's his avatar at the time of this post) gets to stress about writing a 32 page module.
From the viewpoint of a CE aligned (very advanced) succubus, I think I'm inclining towards the most interesting presentation you gave being that concerning the great way to annoy (hell)cat lovers, back in Round 3. It's not necessarily that it was the best made of your presentations, or anything like that, but it actually had an obvious practicable use (and appeal) to an Abyssal temptress.
Anyway, best wishes for the future.

Ask A RPGSupersuccubus.


Well yes, dear. Not everyone appreciates your rather cutting-edge fashion tastes.


Obviously, we're succubi and don't mind other succubi being behind us, but it tends to make some mortals rather... jumpy.


Ask A Succubus Flag-waver wrote:
Ask a Succubus wrote:
Ask A Succubus Flag-waver wrote:

Oooh! It's the badger! Bundle!!!!!

Is it actually fair to threadjack the poor mustelid like this?

Hey, it's not like this is a voting round, and we know him.

Which fact I suspect the poor fellow may be regretting right now. He might well have gone to ground with Mrs. Taig in their set, and is cringing horribly.


Ask A Succubus Flag-waver wrote:

Oooh! It's the badger! Bundle!!!!!

Is it actually fair to threadjack the poor mustelid like this?


I refuse to confirm any rumours that several prominent and powerful demons in the vicinity of the Worldwound with an appreciation for opera and the fine arts ensure that operations by brutish, violence loving, rank-and-file (to stretch a metaphor almost to breaking point) demons remain firmly fixated on Mendev...


Kydeem de'Morcaine wrote:

Let's assume you are a brand new fledgling power mad evil dude.

Obviously your goal is to become the Ultimate Uber Eevil Overloard and rule the world. {or at least all of it that matters.}

How would you go about it?

Actually none of it matters. Well there are several dress-shops, tea-plantations, and sundry other goods or service-providers which help to make life enjoyable, but it's not actually necessary to run any of it. Not unless you're some sort of egotistical control freak and enjoy stressing out about whether minions are exactly doing what you ordered, how many times a day to whip your feudal lords to optimise loyalty and income, and like being disturbed in the middle of the night to be told that a group of neighbours have pulled together yet another last desperate alliance to crush you and put an end to all your awful tyrannies and etc, etcs.

Now I grant that a certain amount of beings do find That Sort of Thing fun (or else are lackeys of Asmodeus with a rulebook in place of a soul and little choice except to pursue such goals) but personally I'd advise staying at home with half a dozen paladin house-pets to peel grapes and wave big feather fans up and down.
Hoping that you have found this post Helpful.

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.


Xabulba wrote:
Llamas need liberating!!!!!!

I would respond with something to effect that Succubi are much worthier of attention, except for the fact that succubi are already about as liberated as it's possible for any entity to get; well, that is to say about as liberated as it's possible to get excepting three demon lords (whom I won't name here), because - let's face it - when all's said and done succubi do have considerable self-respect too, and there's only so far you can take being the one without having to make substantial cutbacks on the other...


Auziark the Mad wrote:

What? He's only got four stars? I have minus ten. Ten is bigger than four, right, and that minus stuff doesn't really count?

Shush there....


Disclaimer:
Ask A Succubus is posting from the perspective of an Abyssal temptress of CE inclinations currently on a short term holiday (only a few hundred thousand years or so) from stuff such as attempting to cause the downfall of civilisation and laughing manically from a bath of virgin's blood. (For one thing bringing down civilisation results in a shortage of decent designer dressmakers, and for another despite the stories virgin's blood really doesn't do that much for the complexion (unless you're one of a handful of unusual corner case creatures) and is thus rather a waste of virgins.) Thus readers should be able to make up their own minds over Just How Seriously This Post Should Be Taken.

Dear Mr. Trying To Evade The Scandinavian Woodcutter's Axe,
If you can't do anything but dither about a moth and a spider web, then of course you shouldn't be the one to decided. 'Do or do not, there is no try', to quote one sage whom I believe is known of even in your rather remote neck of the metaphorical multiversal woods.
And no (unless the other entities of which you speak are unbelievably trivial) that's nothing like what it feels like to be anything remotely approaching a 'supreme' being. On a couple of occasions I have made mind-contact with Abyssal Lords (who are entities reasonably high-up the ladder of sheer power) and there's the whole adoration of legions of worshippers going on, plus the demands and supplications for favours/boons, and the instant knowledge (if desired) of the particular thoughts and intentions of any few dozen or so of the aforementioned faithful, and the sense of the condition of all sites dedicated to your name (and whether or not an entity with moderate power loyal to another 'supreme being' is intruding) and...
And let's not forget that all this intense adoration and worship are coming from seriously sentient entities; now I grant that in the case of the planes and worlds I'm most familiar with, some of these sources with which the Abyssal Lord was in contact could have been moths or spiders, but it seems to me to be a bit unlikely from what I've heard of your world, that the spider and moth you state you were in communion with (you were in communion with them, right?) were quite so sentient. My experiences with Abyssal Lords were really rather intense, and if it weren't for the occasional annoying whiny note or rather petulant demands some of the worshippers I sensed intruding, I would have been rather tempted to seek deific ascension some time ago; from my perspective though, the incredible power and the adoration isn't quite worth the bother of those annoying worshippers who want you to tell them where they left their second favourite sacrificial dagger, or want to know why this week's robes colour has to be purple and yellow stripes with pink polka dots? (The answers to which latter questions by the way are 'almost certainly in the pocket of the robes you were wearing last time you used it' and 'because I say so you twit', for the record.)
Coming back to your original spider/moth question, it's a question of do they both worship you? Do they worship hated rivals? Have they done any favours for you (whether deliberately or accidentally)? Have they ever crossed your path? Are they pretty? Will leaving one or both of them alive annoy/spite someone you dislike? Have either of them annoyed any of your friends? Would it be humorous to interact with them? Add and/or multiply all of these factors (plus several more) together, divide the result by the state in which you got out of bed in the morning, and there's your answer.
Hoping that that unfortunate confusion regarding another wolf and Red Riding Hood's grandmother is resolved soon.

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.

Further Disclaimer:
See the first Disclaimer again. Especially the bit about the Seriousness Of This Post.


This thread is a GM Reference thread for Part 6 of the Jade Regent Adventure Path. Links for the individual threads for each part are as follow:
The Brinewall Legacy (Part 1)
Night of Frozen Shadows (Part 2)
The Hungry Storm (Part 3)
Forest of Spirits (Part 4)
Tide of Honor (Part 5)
The Empty Throne (Part 6)


This thread is a GM Reference thread for Part 5 of the Jade Regent Adventure Path. Links for the individual threads for each part are as follow:
The Brinewall Legacy (Part 1)
Night of Frozen Shadows (Part 2)
The Hungry Storm (Part 3)
Forest of Spirits (Part 4)
Tide of Honor (Part 5)
The Empty Throne (Part 6)


This thread is a GM Reference thread for Part 4 of the Jade Regent Adventure Path. Links for the individual threads for each part are as follow:
The Brinewall Legacy (Part 1)
Night of Frozen Shadows (Part 2)
The Hungry Storm (Part 3)
Forest of Spirits (Part 4)
Tide of Honor (Part 5)
The Empty Throne (Part 6)


This thread is a GM Reference thread for Part 3 of the Jade Regent Adventure Path. Links for the individual threads for each part are as follow:
The Brinewall Legacy (Part 1)
Night of Frozen Shadows (Part 2)
The Hungry Storm (Part 3)
Forest of Spirits (Part 4)
Tide of Honor (Part 5)
The Empty Throne (Part 6)


This thread is a GM Reference thread for Part 2 of the Jade Regent Adventure Path. Links for the individual threads for each part are as follow:
The Brinewall Legacy (Part 1)
Night of Frozen Shadows (Part 2)
The Hungry Storm (Part 3)
Forest of Spirits (Part 4)
Tide of Honor (Part 5)
The Empty Throne (Part 6)


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This thread is a GM Reference thread for Part 1 of the Jade Regent Adventure Path. Links for the individual threads for each part are as follow:
The Brinewall Legacy (Part 1)
Night of Frozen Shadows (Part 2)
The Hungry Storm (Part 3)
Forest of Spirits (Part 4)
Tide of Honor (Part 5)
The Empty Throne (Part 6)


A recent survey published in the succubus periodical Knitting Monthly reported that Fighters were the most frequently encountered professional adventurer in the subset of pragmatic trysts (who survived the encounters) that a random selection of succubi reported over a twelve year spell.
Reasons given by succubi who favoured Fighters tended to include 'they're conveniently susceptible to flattery or other lines of approach', 'most other adventurers when not engaged in killing things and stealing stuff are usually too busy practising their spells and/or trying to sell their loot', and 'they tend to be easy targets for the get them so blind drunk they'll do anything ploy' (in the latter case due to the fact that they find it almost impossible to decline being invited to engage in a tavern drinking contest by a remotely pretty person).
Note that the survey included several possible statistical flaws such as succubi potentially being unwilling to admit to 'prize catches' of a more rarefied nature (in case someone else tried to steal them), the fact that spellcasters of any kind ended up being almost entirely ruled out of contention due to the high mortality rate incident amongst wouldbe smart-alec 'binders', and an almost inexplicable oyster price bubble that happened for a period of thirteen months across years six and seven of the survey.
Whilst this result is thus open to considerable challenge, I must say that an accompanying survey regarding liaisons between professional adventurers and a variety of ornamental garden fixtures made bemusing but interesting reading. For some reason, apparently there was a high incidence of encounters of bards and summoners with sundials, and a frankly baffling correlation between barbarians and gazebos (which almost all other professional adventurers avoided as if they suspected the things were cursed).
Hoping that this post has been Helpful.

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.


Disclaimer:
This post represents the viewpoint of a CE inclined abyssal temptress. Nobody said that it was going to be nice.

Orange D20 of Death wrote:
<summarised> Is my GM evil? What about my DM? Is he/she evil too? Is it fair that my GM/DM is allowed to torture me by only giving me one combat encounter on average every three hours? </summarised>

Dear Mr. Amber Icosahedron of Criticals,

Your GM and/or DM is always right at the table, even when he or she is wrong. That does not mean that he or she is always fair. As a clue, listen out for maniacal laughter. Maniacal laughter is always a good hint that something not perhaps strictly fair is about to happen.
The question of whether your GM and/or DM is evil is somewhat harder to analyse in the absence of hard data from divination spells. Any projectile vomiting which occurs in response to being splashed with holy water may just indicate fiendish possession and not necessarily outright evil on your GM and/or DM's part. A strong dislike for tea simply indicates that he or she is merely uncivilised, and no indicator of position as regards to good and evil.
If you are desirous of more combat encounters per hour, may I suggest that you take to propitiating your GM and/or DM with frequent (and expensive) gifts, accompanied by subtle hints? To be sure your GM and/or DM may just take the gifts and enjoy them without giving you any more combats per hour (see my earlier comment to the effect that GMs/DMs are not always fair), but at least you'll have tried.
Hoping that you have found this post Helpful.

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.

Further Disclaimer:
As a reminder in case you missed the first Disclaimer, Ask A Succubus is providing the opinion of a tanar'ri temptress (or demon for those of you who missed 2nd edition AD&D) of impeccable character, outstanding social contacts and indisputable taste.
Now if you'll excuse her, but she has a dungeon full of bureaucrats whom she needs to rick roll until they beg for mercy...


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Patrick Renie wrote:

Tada!

...

(Introductions really aren't my forte. Expect a better blog post.)

(edited, slight tidying up)

Dear Mr. Renie,
Introductions are of course a matter of etiquette and depend for their character upon the circumstances of the social situation in which they occur. What is quite appropriate and may involve a plate of cucumber sandwiches at a discreet little garden party hosted by Orcus may not quite pass muster at a Pathfinder Society gala or Galtan celebrity execution. At a masked event in Absalom, it is of course more difficult than usual for most folk to be certain if one or more of the audience are in fact influential senior members of the organization (though of course there is always the old joke that on such occasions the Decemvirate are amongst the few who deliberately go unmasked); At a guillotining in Galt, the Maitre d' has to be absolutely certain he introduces his victim(s) correctly the first time, since he may not get an opportunity to apologise later for muddling things up - not least because if the crowd is expecting to see the Count d'Escoffia lose his head, they might get annoyed if the executioner announces 'Baron Rougan' just before he pulls the lever. Galtan crowds are known to be quite vigorous when it comes to making their displeasure felt about not getting the expected guests on such occasions.

To some extent you are in the position here of a Galtan celebrity. The lever has been pulled, the blade has descended, and all you can hope for is that your friends in the Grey Gardeners whom you had arranged with to switch out a mundane blade for Razor Jenny and to fix your reincarnation afterwards don't manage to bring you back as something which everyone points their fingers at and laughs at too much, but instead arranged a form which gets you reverence (or at least respect) and which means strangers in taverns tend to treat you to drinks.
Congratulations on your reincarnation, I trust that it's successful from your perspective, (or at least gets you what you want), and best wishes for the future.
Oh, and mind that... oooh. Too late.
Hoping that this post has been Helpful.

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.

Disclaimer:
This post constitutes the view of a discreetly successful and moderately accomplished Abyssal temptress. Several Galtan executioners were fatally harmed in the making of it (they just couldn't get the crowd scene right) and the aristocracy of a small village in Taldor was utterly depopulated. On the other hand a brewing establishment in Druma did quite well financially, and the last (and successful) executioner has now retired to write his memoirs.


Mairkurion {tm} wrote:

You're forgetting the most important one of all:

SOMEONE [else] is WRONG on the internet!

Dear Mr. (currently, as of my posting) Leafy-face,

Haven't you heard the expression 'so wrong it's right'?
Hoping that you have found this post Helpful.

Yours,

Ask A Succubus.


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Charles Evans 25 wrote:
Wintergreen wrote:

So looks likes we are all set.

25 GMs and over a 100 attending.

Now what have I forgotten....?

The Machine of Lum the Mad?

Just because Paizo can't use it because it's WotC IP, it doesn't mean we can't... ;)

(edited, clarity)

Ignore him, Mr. Venture Captain. He doesn't know what he's talking about. It's been broken for five centuries, ever since we used it as a tea urn at a little get together in the Abyss. It still does the death rays and all that stuff, but you just cannot get a decent brew out of it...


I have a couple of thoughts to offer, at least one of them exceptionally silly and frivolous, at least one of them immensely profound:

  • Any game is what the players and any officials/umpires/referees/other nosy adjudicator types make of it.
  • Genuine optimization is a pursuit with no genuine hope of ultimate success unless it involves at least one succubus.

    Hoping that this post has been Helpful.

    Yours,

    Ask A Succubus.
    Edit:
    Oh, yes, in case you're unfamiliar with my posts, please consider this post made from the viewpoint of a tremendously talented Abyssal temptress of impeccable taste. :)


  • Disclaimer:
    The following post accurately represents the viewpoint of a sophisticated, Abyssal originated, succubus who, whilst she certainly doesn't dwell in anything as gauche as an ivory tower, has been known to reside at times on the Isle of Kortes, in Taldor, and once (for twelve months by accident) in post-civil war Cheliax - and generally in the most sumptuous, tastefully furnished villas imaginable. It should of course, if you have any concerns at all about being visited by half a dozen alkiliths (intellectual property rights be damned - oh wait, they already are), be taken with The Utmost Seriousness...

    Hmm. I'm trying to recollect what Fairness and Nice are supposed to mean in the context of the tragic-comic little dimension in which Earth exists. I think that one - or perhaps both of them - are supposed to be holiday resorts, right?
    I would dictate more, but my scribe is a pathetic little mortal who needs his sleep and I sadly have to curtail this post here.
    Hoping that this Post has nonetheless been Helpful.

    Yours,

    Ask A Succubus.

    Further Disclaimer:
    See the opening disclaimer. It is Very Important when regarding the Utmost Seriousness of this post. You might wake up with an Alkilith in your bed or not wake up at all... (Although actually, the latter is probably preferable and much more merciful.)


    Snorter wrote:
    Maybe I can wrestle Hyrum for his copy, at Paizocon UK?

    Dear Snorter,

    Or you could just take his copy and lock him up in the basement so that Paizo have to send a clone of their events director to GenCon and then claim on the 'accident of the trade' insurance and quietly replace him later in the year - you know, just like you and they did last year with Josh Frost... ;)
    Hoping that this post has been Helpful.

    Yours,

    Ask A Succubus.
    Disclaimer:
    Ask A Succubus is posting with the insight and perspective of an Abyssal temptress on this matter. If in your version of reality this is not what happened last year, and as far as you know Josh Frost is still alive and well... well it's probably best for you to carry on imagining that that is the case.


    (tweaked for polish)
    Well, I would invite you round to my place for a little civilised dinner-partying, but the staff are still clearing up after my last dinner party got a little over-enthusiastic and someone dropped the cheeseboard on the carpet. That wouldn't have been quite such a problem under normal circumstances, only the Orcan Death-cheese landed within range of a potted aspidistra, and as you can imagine (or perhaps, mercifully for you, can't imagine) things got a little hairy after that. There are still coffee grounds and remains of three guests on the ceiling, and three expeditions into the depths of the aspidistra have still failed to retrieve the gnome archbishop of Calistria who made the mistake of 'diving for cover' in exactly the opposite direction to that in which he ought to have gone.
    Of course the real social embarrassment was that after the confusion and screaming had mostly ended, two of my nieces and a Hellknight lictor who had somehow sneaked in were discovered under the table discussing the political economics of the occidental tea industry... I mean if it had been the oriental tea industry, that would have been another matter altogether, but the occidental one... I had to be Quite Severe on the three of them.
    Anyway, enjoy the scenery and bobbing waves.
    <waves politely and departs>


    Dear Nevynxxx,
    Well it is Olympic year next year, so maybe you'll pick up some passing overseas tourists on their way to the games...
    Hoping that this post has been sufficiently evil... ;)

    Yours,

    Ask A Succubus.


    Lucy Fury wrote:
    Rûmlin, Dwarven Barrister wrote:
    Lucy Fury wrote:
    Rûmlin, Dwarven Barrister wrote:
    Lucy Fury wrote:
    Clark Peterson wrote:
    Huh?
    *Deleted Post*
    Oi, just because you're not a succubus, it doesn't mean I'm not keeping an eye on you. Play nice.
    Well it turns out I have post destroying powers too.
    Fine. Play that game if you like, but I play fair and maintain a few bad apples doesn't mean that the whole barrel's bad.
    Whereas I on the other hand practically define unfairness. Plus a great many other things.

    Knock it off you two.

    (edited, style)
    Dear Dread Lord Orcus,
    Many congratulations upon your latest venture into the Realm of Mortals. If I might be so bold as to make a request, please take care to beat Mr. Spicer at regular intervals to ensure high productivity, and to menace him with Gulga Cench and Memorymaker if he proves recalcitrant in his work.
    I have been requested by my sister-succubus, 'Ask A RPGSupersuccubus' to recommend that Mr. Spicer should be particularly assigned to any spreadsheet-related tasks, given that he fully appreciates their power to bring chaos and confusion. (She is in somewhat of an odd humour at this time, and I am unclear if she is in earnest or making a joke here. She doesn't like to stray beyond the RPGSuperstar forums, though, hence her requesting I be the messenger.)
    Are you quite sure that Facebook is sufficiently corrupt and evil a venue for your magnificence? Granted that these mortals don't have anything quite like the Countess Almathrada's Almanac of the Abyss, however, so a demon lord has to make do with whatever may be to hand...
    Hoping that you have found this post Helpful.
    Yours,

    Ask A Succubus.


    <puts out the welcome mat for a Much Needed And Uniquely Important thread>
    (more stuff to follow at some point)


    Ladies, ladies! As highest ranked succubus present, I say leave the poor man alone for now, and let him get back to writing his journal. He has quite enough pressure on him at present without having to worry about all the torments a tea-party of sophisticated ladies will devise for him if another journal installment is not forthcoming very soon.


    Ask A Succubus Provisonally TM wrote:

    Ooh. Does that mean I get to be Ask A Succubus TM?

    Only for now.

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