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I'd take any AP but first choice would be Iron Gods. The blend of sci-fi and fantasy gives so much scope for beautiful soundscapes and so many interesting and unusual characters I'd love to hear. (I can't name many of them I only played the first book before the group collapsed)


Gorbacz wrote:
Paris Crenshaw wrote:
Vic Wertz wrote:
If Big Finish decides to do more, you'll definitely hear about it here, but there's nothing currently in the works.

Then I shall have to pester Big Finish until they decide to do more. ;)

My daughter and I listen to them in the car on the way to school. We are both anxious for another installment.

Let's rally all super-invested Pathfinder fans and start several threads on Big Finish forums!

Oh, wait, Big Finish did the smart thing and threw out the forum. Damn!

People involved with them still hang around the unofficial forum http://notthebigfinishforum.freeforums.net/

But I suspect we'd have more luck spamming podcast@bigfinsh.com with requests and promises of bribes.


Mark Moreland wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
So which Iconics are being used for this?
The same four that have been featured in the past two series: Ezren, Harsk, Merisiel, and Valeros. The trailer does mention a "Kyra", but that's probably just a coincidence.

Big Finish have Kyra on the cast list for Seven Days to the Grave. So fingers crossed.


Big Finish have apparently announce Curse of the Crimson Throne for early next year. This is awesome news.


Zaister wrote:
Crimson Throne would be a nice synergy with the upcoming hardcover.

I'd be concerned that people would be less likely to buy it, if they were planning to play the updated Crimson Throne (Spoilers and all that).

But yes, I'd love to hear Crimson Throne as well (Given how badly things went when I played in it, I'd love to hear what should have happened).


Hawkmoon269 wrote:
See this post about that.

Thanks.


Does anyone know if there will be a third season of Pathfinder Legends and if so, when it will be announced?


Craft(Planes): 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 2 = 13


That

Was

Awesome!

Can't wait for the finale.


DeciusNero wrote:

Yeah, unless the PC'S are being obvious (wearing matching armbands) or well-known in the region (which would contradict the Archbaron's plan), otherwise doesn't make sense. The pally would assume them to be bandits at worse, unaligned travellers at best.

Not explained, it's just assumed to occur.

A group of well armed travellers who detect as evil. It's safe to assume they are agents of Thrune.


Vic Wertz wrote:
Big Finish wanted to further establish the main group of characters. They felt that listeners (especially those not familiar with Paizo's iconics) would be disappointed to find the lineup changing just as the series is getting started. Other iconics may be featured in future APs, though.

I guess that's fair enough but I do hope the lineup doesn't stay the same for too long. Perhaps set up a "B Team" of iconics so the original group don't have to split up and could come back later.


I agree that a character's backstory and personality should match their sheet. Optimizing should mean making choices that help the roleplaying match the rollplaying not making choices that turn you into a demigod (unless that's what you're playing).


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Every GM is free to change/interpret the rules however they wish. I tend to operate a three step pattern for dealing with uncertainty.

1) If you can't prove me wrong in under five minutes, then the rule doesn't exist and I get to decide.
2) If I make a ruling, it is absolute even if it's not in my favour and will not change for the rest of the session.
3) If you can prove I was wrong and I agree or I find reasons to do so, then I may change my mind at the start of the next session otherwise it remains true at my table for as long as anyone of us remembers it.


There's a link to "download the sample" but it doesn't seem to work for me. Does it work for anyone?


OK. I heard the first one yesterday. Why isn't this available yet? :)


That quote made me buy this.


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Maids & Spades - RPG set in the world of Victorian servants.


I think it's $22 for each set of 2-CDs and there are 6 sets in the series. So, $11 per CD ($8.80 as a subscription)


Not the AP I was expecting... Not one I've actually read much of. Looking forward to it immensely.


Hoping for more news on this soon.


The series just keeps getting better.


NerdOfTheYear wrote:
Bob790 wrote:
It says 28th May at the top of the page.
Thanks for that, I feel like a right muppet.

Well you can't have one.

But seriously, it's easy to overlook, I'm glad I could help.


It says 28th May at the top of the page.


Are there any chaotic gods that have large temples dedicated to them?


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GM: Everyone give me a perception check.

Player 1: *rolls* 15

Player 2: *rolls* 8

Player 3: *rolls* 12

Player 4: *rolls* 17

GM: No one sees...

Player 3: Plus... *stares at inventory list* where is perception on my sheet?


Justin, I agree, you were right and so was I. I knew that from the start, I was trying to clarify and dug myself further into a hole.

Still, no harm done.


Lost In Limbo wrote:
Bob 790 wrote:

Given that he was telling me I was wrong. What I was refering to is, perhaps, more important. Either way, Ameiko is not on the cover of either version of The Skinsaw Murders. (Which this blog claims she is - hence my original correction.)

And given that this was a blog about the audio-plays, I figured most people would assume that was more relevant than the original AP.

But you referred to "the cover of the third adventure" which many people would think of as the AP book itself. In other words, it could be said that the original book is the adventure, the audio-play is a dramatization of the adventure.
True. I'll grant you that although the article this was in reply to says
Mark Moreland wrote:
(she appears on the cover of the second adventure in the series, The Skinsaw Murders)

So it seemed reasonable to suggest a correction using the same terms. If I'd realised there were enough people capable of forgetting the content and context of an article by the time they reached the comments section, I would have been clearer.


TimD wrote:
Bob790 wrote:
Justin Sluder wrote:
Bob790 wrote:
I thought Ameiko was the one on the cover of the third adventure (Hook Mountain Massacre).

That is Merisiel, the iconic rogue.

Ameiko is on the covers of The Brinewall Legacy and The Empty Throne.

Looks like the same person to me but I'll take your word for it.
I think that Justin was referring to the AP's cover, not the cover currently showing for the as-yet unreleased audio book.

Given that he was telling me I was wrong. What I was refering to is, perhaps, more important. Either way, Ameiko is not on the cover of either version of The Skinsaw Murders. (Which this blog claims she is - hence my original correction.)

And given that this was a blog about the audio-plays, I figured most people would assume that was more relevant than the original AP.


Justin Sluder wrote:
Bob790 wrote:
I thought Ameiko was the one on the cover of the third adventure (Hook Mountain Massacre).

That is Merisiel, the iconic rogue.

Ameiko is on the covers of The Brinewall Legacy and The Empty Throne.

Looks like the same person to me but I'll take your word for it.


I thought Ameiko was the one on the cover of the third adventure (Hook Mountain Massacre).


Italian FAN wrote:
Next one? I hope Curse of the Crimson Throne.

I think I'd prefer Carrion Crown or Serpent's Skull but I wouldn't say no to Crimson Throne, or any of the others for that matter.


Guang wrote:
They all sound like they live in the US to me, plus a couple vaguely british. (except the goblin of course.) Ah, well, I guess hiring people that actually live in different countries would be hard to do.

All the actors live in the UK. As do the production company.


The risk of mishap may be small but once you've seen it happen, you'd rather use a ship.


James Jacobs wrote:
snickersimba wrote:
Why are you so awesome? Will you ever hire an actual person to live as kyra/merisiel/ezren/valereos? Because that would be awesome. Though expensive, the surgery to have people made into halflings/gnomes/elves/dwarves has to cost a lot
Well... we DID just launch the Rise of the Runelords full cast audio drama, which meant that we got to approve of actors playing some of our iconics. Does that count?

Which one was closest to your image of their character?


Whatever the release day may end up being, I notice they are actually available to pre-order now. This is a good thing.


Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Kairos Dawnfury wrote:

What is your favorite character in the Inner Sea NPC Codex?

What's your favorite illustration?

I don't have one. I'm not familiar enough with that book to have one.
I don't mean to sound rude, but how does Paizo's creative director not have a copy of EVERY Pathfinder book? Don't you at least get a free copy?

Having a book and knowing it by heart are two very different things.


James Jacobs wrote:


We have no plans on doing novels about the iconics; their place is in more visual mediums, like comic books.

And Audio plays.


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Matt Thomason wrote:
I just assume everyone other than me is a badly-coded AI ;)

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evillmonkey wrote:

Hmm, I just checked and the listing now says this:

1.1. Rise of the Runelords: Burnt Offerings - Available on 31 March 2014

Big Finish always list their releases for the last day of the month, until proved otherwise.

A recent post on their forum from Paul Spragg said:

paul.spragg wrote:

Everything's now completed and at the pressing stage, so hopefully it won't be too far into March. We just need all the appropriate sign-offs.

So don't take the 31st as a concrete release date.


The trailer sounds very good. I have high hopes for these plays.


Thanks Liz.

Keep us informed if that changes. I'll try to contain my excitement until then.


February's nearly half over (well almost nearly half, anyway) and still no news on when there will be news of these.

Sorry if I seem a bit pushy but I really want them. Soon.


Irontruth wrote:
You also lose it automatically if an application to become naturalized in another country finalizes. There are some places where you gain citizenship automatically for one reason or another, in these instances you retain your US citizenship. It's when you have to formally request citizenship that you lose your US one.

That's weird, the US state department's website says the exact opposite.


bugleyman wrote:
The point I was making is that I disagree with this:
Bob790 wrote:
The effective minimum wage would have to go up
It seems likely that people who simply suffer a sharp decline in their standard of living, returning to the unpleasant conditions of the early 20th century.

In the real world you are probably correct.

I was proposing this mostly as thought experiment to highlight the difference between labor and other goods and services. Namely that people cost money to maintain even if they'll never be wanted or needed as labor. I then attempted to create a system where those costs would be met by the state only if an employer was not involved.

I agree it was flawed and would never work in practice, not to mention the ways it would be exploited, but I hope it served its purpose.


bugleyman wrote:
Bob790 wrote:
If the minimum wage were abolished but government assistance was only made available to the unemployed, the effective minimum wage would have to go up because no one could support a family on the current amount. (I still don't recommend it as a strategy)

Alternatively, we could just find ourselves returning to the living conditions of the early 20th century, when...

<snip>

Hence my point about keeping assistance for the unemployed. A very different scenario to the situation in the early 20th. And as I said, I don't recommend it.


Sarcasmancer wrote:
If the argument were about the price of dicebags or something (something emotionally and politically neutral), nobody would disagree that raising the price above a certain level would discourage buyers. But when it's about the price of labor suddenly the factors that affect every other good or service don't apply.

Because people tend to forget that currently low cost labor is heavily subsidised by the government (medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance etc.). There are very few other goods or services where you can insist on paying less than the cost of production and/or maintenance and still be able to find it.

If the minimum wage were abolished but government assistance was only made available to the unemployed, the effective minimum wage would have to go up because no one could support a family on the current amount. (I still don't recommend it as a strategy)

I'm not even sure I see a problem with it putting prices up. Labor is a relatively small overhead for most businesses that only pay minimum wage. Prices may go up as a result of an increase but not by anywhere near the same percentage. Leaving workers enough money to live on and forcing employers (and indirectly their customers) to pay their own staff rather than expecting everyone else to cover the shortfall.


Vod Canockers wrote:
thejeff wrote:

The franchise thing is a great scam for abusing workers. The corporation gets to say it's not their fault, wages are set by the individual franchise owners, even while they dictate many other details of how the business gets run.

The franchise owners pay so much for the franchise that their margins are paper thin, so they can't raise wages either.

But of course forcing them to raise the pay of their workers won't affect the cost of what they sell...

Exactly. You're finally starting to get it.

The cost of what they sell will remain constant but their staffing overhead will go up. In theory that will push up their overall costs but if the poorest in society have more money to spend, places like Taco Bell will get more customers pushing income and profits up.

Plus less of your tax money will be needed to ensure those same people are kept out of abject poverty leading to either 1) more investment in government services, leading to more jobs and hence more customers for Taco Bell, or 2) tax cuts for large corporations, leading to lower overheads for Taco Bell (and those like it).


Any news on those final details?


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I don't think "Asmodeus" is part of the Product Identity, a quick search on Wikipedia suggest the name at least originates from a source that is out of copyright.

The details of the Cult of Asmodeus as laid out in Faiths of Corruption would count, I imagine. You might be better inventing your own based on the original (or one of the more modern, 17th century references).


Please cancel my comics subscription(s).

Hopefully I will resume them when money is less tight and not have to cancel more when it gets tighter.

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