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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Brother Harsk the Constant wrote:
I received my Dwarven Forge Tavern Accessories and Lighted Braziers add-on packs this past week. They are both very cool. The lighted braziers are larger than I expected, being more large in size than medium. The tavern accessories will go very nicely with the RDI Tavern Bar. I will attempt to post some pictures soon. Marco, thanks again for the heads-up on this as I would have missed them otherwise.

Glad to hear you like the stuff you got and that it works well together with Paizos stuff.

What did you pay for them and shipping?
Pictures would be much appreciated.
I wish you lots of fun and great gaming with it.
Greetings from Germany.

$50 USD for the Tavern Accessories and $48 USD for the Lighted Braziers. I seem to remember shipping running between $12 and $15 USD. Fortunately, no tax so that helped with the shipping costs. I think I'll have to look at DF's next Kickstarter as you get a break on prices instead of having to pay full cost. I'm hoping to have photos posted this coming week. Greetings back to you from the US.

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I received my Dwarven Forge Tavern Accessories and Lighted Braziers add-on packs this past week. They are both very cool. The lighted braziers are larger than I expected, being more large in size than medium. The tavern accessories will go very nicely with the RDI Tavern Bar. I will attempt to post some pictures soon. Marco, thanks again for the heads-up on this as I would have missed them otherwise.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Brother Harsk the Constant wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:
Brother Harsk the Constant wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:

Maybe this is something for you.
It lacks the shelves piece but has a lot of movable little stuff.

http://www.miniaturicum.de/product_info.php?products_id=17116

I could´nt find it on the dwarven forge homepage but it will come up there once the kickstarter stuff is resolved.

Come january 2016 one can buy a lot of cool medieval buildings there.

I tried to order this set but it is apparently no longer available or made. Unfortunate, as it looks like a neat set.

It´s available again since today but only till august 11!

http://dwarven-forge.myshopify.com/collections/city-builder-minis/products/ tavern-accessories-add-on-pack-deluxe-painted-23-pieces

Ordered! Thank you very much for the heads up. Much appreciated.
You´re welcome. Just write me how it is when you get it in january. :-)

I just received yesterday my shipping notification from Dwarven Forge. I'll let you know what I think once I receive the set. I'm also receiving the very cool lit braziers set as well.

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My Self wrote:

With level+2 auto bonus progression, would having all the monk vows be remotely viable?

Vows increase ki at:
+1 level (poverty)
+1/3 level (chains)
+1/5 level (celibacy)
+1/5 level (cleanliness)
+1/5 level (peace)
+1/5 level (truth)
+1/6 level (fasting)
+1/6 level (silence)

Taking all the vows would give about 2 and 7/15 ki points a level- a bit less than 3 per level after including the regular 1/2 level increases. This would be in exchange for Still Mind (+2 vs enchantments), and the monk vow problems. Is it worth it? If not, which vows would be best to drop?

As of the second printing of Ultimate Magic and its .pdf, Vow of Silence was increased to +1/1 level. The thread is located here: http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2qxm2?Monk-Vow-of-Silence-Discrepency. As of yet and to the best of my knowledge no developer has reversed this. Just something to consider.

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Erik Mona wrote:

I noticed the same thing while writing my post, and plan to confirm with WizKids next week. The last communication I have from them says 3 Long Barfront Sections, but you're right that the picture suggests otherwise.

I _suspect_ that they didn't use two long bar sections to match the width of the four shelf sections, but that's just a guess.

I will let you guys know if we need to make a correction.

Erik, thanks for confirming this. I would guess your assumption is correct, as adding two additional Long Barfront Sections would have extended it considerably beyond the four Bar Shelf Sections.

It looks really awesome, and I am anxiously awaiting the January release. Thanks again!

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Vernon Fults wrote:
The bar looks amazing. I hope it will be a big success and lead to other sets such as a wizard's study, a temple, and a throne room.

I really like your idea. At this point I am scrambling to see if I can nail down a second case incentive, since I am only receiving one with my case.

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Berk the Black wrote:
Actually, there are five long sections for the bar. There is one going back from the left corner piece. Three per set seems right, in order to make a one by two "L" shaped bar.

There are actually four Long Barfront Sections and two Corner Pieces in the image.

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Erik,

The update states: "This image includes two complete case incentive sets, plus a lot of figures and some dungeon dressing from the full set. The final piece list for a single case incentive box is:

•3 Long Barfront Sections
•1 Corner Piece
•2 Bar Shelf Sections
•1 Table
•6 Bottles (2 sets of 3)
•2 Barrels
•1 Small Keg
•4 Stools"

I only see a total of four long barfront sections, yet if the single case incentive includes three long barfront sections and the image includes two complete case incentive sets, shouldn't we see a total of six long barfront sections in the image?

Would you please confirm if a single case incentive includes two or three long barfront sections? Thanks.

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Update:

Valtyra Godspeak (Female Idyllkin Life Oracle) has now reached level 16 after completing Wardens of the Reborn Forge. She is the protégé of V-C Brother Harsk the Constant, level 18 dwarf monk). She has brought him great honor.

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Congratulations, Chris.

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I'm a traditionalist. Pepsi with real sugar.

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Charon's Little Helper wrote:


Yeah - I don't think that's true. You can houserule it that way - but it's just that - a houserule.

Or maybe a "horserule."

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Brother Harsk the Constant wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:

Maybe this is something for you.
It lacks the shelves piece but has a lot of movable little stuff.

http://www.miniaturicum.de/product_info.php?products_id=17116

I could´nt find it on the dwarven forge homepage but it will come up there once the kickstarter stuff is resolved.

Come january 2016 one can buy a lot of cool medieval buildings there.

I tried to order this set but it is apparently no longer available or made. Unfortunate, as it looks like a neat set.

It´s available again since today but only till august 11!

http://dwarven-forge.myshopify.com/collections/city-builder-minis/products/ tavern-accessories-add-on-pack-deluxe-painted-23-pieces

Ordered! Thank you very much for the heads up. Much appreciated.

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John Compton wrote:
Brother Harsk the Constant wrote:
John Compton wrote:
When playing through a long adventure (including such long-spanning options as a play-by-post or module) it is customary to finish the adventure and then apply the rebuild. Errata can be disruptive, but it need not disrupt a game in progress.
John, I appreciate the feedback. Is this acceptable as far as PFS is concerned? I just want to make sure I am not doing anything wrong or illegal. Thank you.
Yes, in the past we have advised not rebuilding or retraining partway through an adventure, including giving play-by-post games a few weeks' grace period to finish up under the previous FAQ/rules/printing.

Thank you very much, John. I will let my GM know.

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John Compton wrote:
When playing through a long adventure (including such long-spanning options as a play-by-post or module) it is customary to finish the adventure and then apply the rebuild. Errata can be disruptive, but it need not disrupt a game in progress.

John, I appreciate the feedback. Is this acceptable as far as PFS is concerned? I just want to make sure I am not doing anything wrong or illegal. Thank you.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:

Maybe this is something for you.
It lacks the shelves piece but has a lot of movable little stuff.

http://www.miniaturicum.de/product_info.php?products_id=17116

I could´nt find it on the dwarven forge homepage but it will come up there once the kickstarter stuff is resolved.

Come january 2016 one can buy a lot of cool medieval buildings there.

I tried to order this set but it is apparently no longer available or made. Unfortunate, as it looks like a neat set.

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Cat-thulhu wrote:
Well I got the last few missing singles after my brick duplication problem and I can now say with 100% certainty this is my favourite set to date. The Bone golem is amazing! I'm still out on the gnolls. Their size seems a little small overall, especially the spellcaster, however now that I have all 4 I can see that they work well together and look good en masse. Given this unified appearance I have very high hopes for rusty dragon since it will continue this group of monsters idea with the ghouls and bugbears. Well done on a great set guys.

Harumph! I'm glad to hear you were able to complete your set and that the Paizo folks were so willing to assist you in this.

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I have an honest question, and am not trying to stir up anything in the process.

My PFS group is currently in the middle of playing Wardens of the Reborn Forge, having completed the first two parts and hopefully playing the third and final part soon.

I currently have a level 14 Aasimar (Idyllkin) Life Oracle, who took the Aasimar alternate FCB to increase her effective caster level from 14 to 21 when channeling. She currently channels 11d6 with a DC of 29 when channeling to harm undead.

As a result of the recent errata, her effective caster level when channeling would drop from 21 to 16, reducing the channel amount to 8d6 and the DC to 27.

How do I apply this errata to my PFS character in the middle of a PFS sanctioned module? The alternate FCB seems quite useless now, so do I get to put my FCB points into HP and/or skill ranks? Any other alternatives? Thanks in advance.

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I have an honest question, and am not trying to stir up anything in the process.

My PFS group is currently in the middle of playing Wardens of the Reborn Forge, having completed the first two parts and hopefully playing the third and final part soon.

I currently have a level 14 Aasimar (Idyllkin) Life Oracle, who took the Aasimar alternate FCB to increase her effective caster level from 14 to 21 when channeling. She currently channels 11d6 with a DC of 29 when channeling to harm undead.

As a result of the errata, her effective caster level when channeling would drop from 21 to 16, reducing the channel amount to 8d6 and the DC to 27.

How do I apply this errata to my PFS character in the middle of a PFS sanctioned module? The alternate FCB seems quite useless now, so do I get to put my FCB points into HP and/or skill ranks? Any other alternatives? Thanks in advance.

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May I please have a code to test? Thanks.

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FLite wrote:
Brother Harsk the Constant wrote:
This could either be offered directly through Paizo (easiest and would offer incentive for people to purchase from Paizo)

They do this already. If you have a subscription to a product line, the send you a free pdf when the hard copy book ships.

Unique Product codes are hard to do because then you need a whole support team to deal with people stealing product codes from books on the shelf to get the pdf for free

I agree with you on the code issue as it would require some overhead.

Regarding the subscription, some people may not want to participate in that as they may feel they are being locked in to buy products. My idea was specifically for those individuals who choose not to subscribe.

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I realize this may be heresy, but what about the idea of including (for free or at a reduced price) the watermarked pdf when someone purchases a hard copy of the reference material? This could either be offered directly through Paizo (easiest and would offer incentive for people to purchase from Paizo) or via a one-time use code in the material when purchased from a flgs (this would require a few extra steps to acquire the pdf). That way a person can support both Paizo and their flgs. Frog God Games does this with their products (you may purchase the hard copy/free pdf combination or the pdf only) and it seems to work very well. Just a thought.

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Kudos, Josh. Well deserved.

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Curse of the Crimson Throne please. It would be very cool to have it updated from 3.5 to Pathfinder RPG and I enjoyed the AP very much.

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Monks full BAB for the win!!! I love the other ideas as well, but am fascinated at the changes coming for the monk class.

Jason, I think I love you!

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j b 200 wrote:
shame these are so expensive. I could maybe swing it for $25, but $30 is just too expensive for 6 minis.

Miniature Market sells these sets for $20.00 (33% discount). There are a number of retailers that discount the sets.

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I'm thinking of legally changing my name to Paul so it matches my Paizo email greeting.

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Ryan. Costello wrote:
Hope the chest is common. I could use a few of them.

Since the chest is one of the dungeon dressing pieces there will only be one (or a maximum of two) in a sealed case. At least that is how I am reading Erik's description.

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My 14th level life oracle wears boots of striding and springing to get 30' of movement and carries a normal metamagic rod of reach. This works well as long as I begin my turn no more than 90' away from my party members.

The rod is not cheap (11,000 gp) but it can come in very handy since it can be used on level 1-6 spells.

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David Higaki wrote:

Got a group in my area that wants to have all monks and rogues (with multiclassing).

This will either be glorious or terrible, but they're excited for some fun and the challenge it will present :)

It will be GLORIOUS!!! I've never been a huge power gamer, and I must admit I have a soft spot for monks. They typically work as really good battlefield controllers.

Nice choice. Good luck and have fun!

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I always prepare my characters as if they will be audited. Everything is noted/documented on my character sheets themselves and on older chronicles. I always have my chronicles and updated ITS for each of my characters. My math is correct. That's how I assist the GMs running for me. It works. GMs appreciate it and it keeps me on my toes regarding rules and rules changes.

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I did not have the opportunity or good fortune to meet Rick, but I certainly wish I had and I feel sadder for not having known him.

I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the NJ PFS community.

Rick, I wish you good journeys. May you always roll high.

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Erik, I realize you are incredibly busy. I just had an unacceptable experience with WizKids regarding the Feiya/Irovetti replacement agreement with Paizo. I would rather keep this between you, me and WizKids. Is it possible for me to pm you with information? Please let me know. Thanks very much.

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Kor - Orc Scrollkeeper wrote:

Unfortunately, to my knowledge the replacements for these miniatures are not yet ready for distribution. Last news we heard about these was here.

It would have been nice if someone from WizKids could have communicated the current situation with you. I'm not certain if you included a note with your minis, indicating that you were looking for replacements due to the quality control defects identified? I would like to think though that since you likely sent them 3 unbroken miniatures, that they would have been able to figure it out regardless though -- or at least it should have prompted an e-mail to you to confirm.

Thank you for the update. I was not aware the replacement minis were not yet ready/available. This frustrates me even more, as I specifically noted on the required form included in the box these three minis were to be replaced per the Paizo and WizKids agreement. I also sent their "customer service" three emails requesting updates as they never updated my RMA. It still has not been updated.

Wouldn't it have made more sense, after reading my form and realizing the replacement minis were not yet available, for WizKids to email me and say, "Hi, the replacement minis are not yet available. You have two choices: we hold on to these minis and replace them with the kinder, gentler versions when they finally are available; or, we'll send these back to you and you may resend them when we are ready to replace them properly."

Very. Very. Frustrated.

I like your idea, though. It makes a lot of sense. Which is probably why WizKids will not incorporate it. That, and it would cost them money.

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I feel like I must vent my strong displeasure regarding my Feiya/Irovetti replacement experience with WizKids.

I sent in my horrible Feiyas (two) and Irovetti on December 8. Today I received in the mail:

1. An equally craptastic Feiya complete with the melted face and smiley face.

2. A Baba Yaga mini from RoW.

3. A Janni from LoG complete with horrible face.

So, I lost one of my Feiyas, got a Feiya that still sucks and lost my only Irovetti to be replaced by a mini I did not want.

All-in-all, a really bad experience. This is why I will no longer be buying Pathfinder Battles minis. My suggestion to Paizo: partner with a miniature company that actually gives two hoots about the quality of their products.

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You may want to consider a Shirt of Immolation if you're not considering anything else for that slot. It allows you to do 1d6+10 extra fire damage per round to a grappled opponent for ten rounds per day.

I think tetoris are very cool. When I was already playing my monk character I considered it but was not crazy about losing Flurry of Blows.

Have fun with the character. My PFS monk is currently level 18 and getting ready to play Shattered Star Book 6.

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Joana wrote:
Brother Harsk the Constant wrote:
I am attempting to subscribe to the PF Battles Case subscription, beginning with Lost Coast and the promo miniature, but do not see a way to add this discount code. How would I go about adding it to my order before I am charged? Thanks.

The fine print is still missing from the blog, along with the code.

Quote:
Offer valid on non-subscription, non-preorder products only. Electronic products form [sic] companies other than Paizo are not eligible for this discount. Discount not applicable to books from Compleatist Publications. Void where prohibited. Limit one use per customer. Offer valid 12/19/2014 to 2/1/2015.

Thanks for the clarification. I removed the case subscription from my cart as I was hoping this would help offset the rather expensive shipping costs. I will have to look elsewhere.

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I am attempting to subscribe to the PF Battles Case subscription, beginning with Lost Coast and the promo miniature, but do not see a way to add this discount code. How would I go about adding it to my order before I am charged? Thanks.

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My Shackled City AP group named itself the Malachite Fist. My half-orc barbarian/fighter, being the tallest member of the group, referred to himself as its middle finger.

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Per the PRD:

"There are several categories of slotted wondrous items.
•Belt: This slot consists of belts and other items that can be worn around the waist.
•Body: This slot consists of body wraps, cassocks, corsets, dusters, harnesses, robes, vestments and any other article of clothing that can be worn on the body.
•Chest: This slot consists of jackets, mantels, shirts, vests and other items that can be worn around the torso or chest.
•Eyes: This slot consists of goggles, lenses, monocles, spectacles, and other items that can be worn over the eyes.
•Feet: This slot consists of boots, horseshoes, sandals, shoes, slippers, and other items that can be worn on the feet.
•Hands: This slot consists of gauntlets, gloves, and other items that can worn on the hands.
•Head: This slot consists of circlets, crowns, hats, helms, hoods, masks, and other items that can be worn on the head.
•Headband: This slot consists of bands, headbands, laurels, phylacteries, and other non-head slot items that can be worn around the forehead.
•Neck: This slot consists of amulets, brooches, medallions, necklaces, periapts, scarabs, and other items that can be worn around the neck or fastened to a cloak.
•Shoulders: This slot consists of capes, cloaks, cords, mantels, pauldrons, shawls, stoles, wings, and other items that can be worn on the shoulders.
•Wrists: This slot consists of armbands, bracelets, bracers, gauntlets, manacles, shackles, vambraces, and other items that can worn over the wrists."

So, headband and hat --> Yes
circlet and hat --> No