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Lucas Yew wrote:
Speaking of which, why did the U.S. fail to introduce metric properly? I've heard rumors about bin Laden's attack on New York invoking fervent patriotism nationwide having to do with its last straw, but surely that alone can't be the whole story...

http://askawiseman.com/metric/

Believe it or not, there's serious advantages to the Imperial system. It's a hell of a lot easier to eyeball certain measurements (for example, the foot is about the length of the average foot. The inch about a thumb's length, a yard is about a single walking pace). When precise measurements aren't required it's fantastic. Day to day life doesn't really require precise measurements, and anything that does you're going to use rulers/measuring tape/scales anyway so the system doesn't matter at that point.

Metric is great at converting, but really, you don't need to convert that often. I honestly don't remember how many feet are in a mile, but I know how long a mile is, and can visualize .5 miles easier than 2,640 feet.

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The campaign traits, especially considering how tied they are to the first scene, could have at least been posted here for those who want to run it. My group is almost finished with book 1 at this point.

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Likely the stuff announced is the stuff they're most excited about and probably not going to change. Alchemist is definitely going to be a core class, Goblin is definitely going to be a core race.

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spinningdice wrote:

Amusingly enough I prefer 5e over prior editions/pathfinder. But I play more 2e than any other edition.

Pathfinder is... fatiguing I did love 3/.5 and pathfinder but now I get stricken with analysis paralysis every level up. There is simply too much stuff out there and in all honesty a good 70% of it is pretty worthless (at least to me).
Pathfinder has come to feel like you have to plan your character out from level 1 to the expected end with it's combination of gatekeeper feats, stringent requirements for options and sheer number of options, I like more organic growth.

New editions don't fix that problem, they only reset it. Like a hoarder who has people come in and clean their house but doesn't do anything to change their behavior.

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I'm ready to take up arms to be honest. Not because I expect to win, but I hope to get a few concessions in the treaty of surrender.

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So, overall, I'm not too thrilled about what we're getting (Goblins as PC races? No thanks. Catfolk would be way more interesting to me).

My biggest fear though is that you'll use Starfinder's NPC/monster creation system. Which is awful. Please don't. Stick with the 3/3.5/PF system. All creatures should be running off the same ruleset.

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They could at least post the campaign traits. My group is starting this tomorrow.

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I don't think any DCs should increase exponentially, I don't get why it's not just 15+tier. You are usually only boosting your skills by 1 each level.

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I think PC ships will be more Guardians of the Galaxy and Millennium Falcon than the Enterprise

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I want Starships. Deck plans, art, stats, etc. Lots of em

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I hope questioning about Golarion never takes center stage. The more Starfinder detaches from the fantasy setting the happier I'll be.

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So this AP is so good, and my group loves it so much, we are about to play through it a second time! We have a few new players who didn't get to experience it the first time, I will be running it instead of PCing.

One of the things I'm going to be doing to change it up is move it from Fantasy to Post-Apocalyptic. The Crown of Fangs will be an advanced AI and Kazavon an ancient AI war machine. The Orcs will be mutants. Still working on the conversion, but wanted to get the thread started to see if others might have some ideas to add some radioactive spice.

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My character (a catfolk rogue) was built perfectly for the chase scene and kept running ahead of her, talking to her as she ran by, then doing it again. Eventually she just stopped running to talk to me. It seemed obvious to me that she didn't really kill the King (she certainly had nothing to gain from it) and she was cute, so he hid her away himself (with the Lamm's Lambs he'd adopted) and told the others she got away.

Eventually got leadership she became his cohort and lover and they had 6 adorable nekojins at the end of the AP. One of whom would be my character in the Harrow Deck module.

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Reading the CotCT hardcover has got me really reminiscing for our campaign of it, I think it's nigh time for a sequel and let us go back to Korvosa for an AP.

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I'm glad the fiction is gone. Without a metaplot I didn't care about it at all. I feelbthe same way about Golarion in general tbh

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I want something like Around the World in 80 Days, a grand tour of the setting and something crazy happens at each location

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That's the joy of a private company like Paizo. They just need to turn profit, not meet shareholder expectations. They do what they love and can live on it, that's what important.

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Here! I intend to be a Starfinder charter member too if it's possible.

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I'm thinking we're going a bit more traditional after Hell's Rebels, Vengeance and Aeons. Thinking lots of wilderness and dungeon crawling. Maybe Arcadia finally? Or even finally a return to Darkmoon Vale!?

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Oh whoops, I found it through a google search and thought it was only 3 days old. Still getting used to that 2016 thing =p

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I'm a bit disappointed we've gone this long without going to Arcadia yet.

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Curse of the Crimson Throne is the best AP period on all fronts.

Second best in the RP category is Council of Thieves but it has a few other issues.

Reign of Winter is a solid choice as well. Also the OP doesn't mention PFS, that's the second post.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Piercedthrough wrote:

Tell me, oh cat loving dinosaur...

American Lion, or Sabretooth tiger?

If by American Lion you mean mountain lion, then I gotta go with that. Otherwise, sabretooth!

The American Lion is an extinct ancestor to the Jaguar, about 25% larger than the modern day African lion. Went extinct with the rest of the megafauna.

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Jester David wrote:


I always prefer the name "Pathfinder Revised" to 2nd Edition.

I wouldn't. The same way I didn't like the whole D&D "Next" thing. Too much like a marketing buzzword that thinks its cleverer than its demographic. If it's a new edition, call it that.

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I would prefer an incremental change. Like a core rulebook sized Unchained that's just ALL the classes in their newest form, along with more than the 7 core races. Kind of an Ultimate PHB so I am not opening 7 books to make a character. Rules wise I am pretty satisfied with the way everything works, though combat maneuvers could use some more streamlining. It would also be nice to empower the traits system a bit so you get a trait every even level and some of the weaker feats (Childlike, Eagle Eyes, Endurance, Fleet, Run, all the +2 to two skill feats) could be downgraded to traits.

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Snorb wrote:

In the setting I'm working on, catfolk refer to themselves (and are referred to) as neko. "Catfolk" is a racial slur to them, the equivalent of using Better leave that word out, just to be on the safe side... in real life. (Of course, why a fantastical world about people on floating islands in an open sky uses a Japanese word to describe them is a mystery for another time.)

In my Steampunk setting Catfolk are called Felins, and they are generally street urchins/thieves and their racial name is the origin of the term "felony" =p.

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Magabeus wrote:
Snorb wrote:
So last night I finished running The Harrowing for my group.
Thanks for giving away information that I did not need/want to see...

None of that is particularly spoilery.

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I keep trying to get a DM to let me play a Magic of Incarnum character but so far no luck.

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Snorb wrote:
See, after reading this thread, now I don't know whether I should be relieved or upset that the worst my group and I pull off is random wanton cruelty to outclassed NPCs.

I seem to remember us murdering an entire town in Jade Regent...

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I agree, though definitely not in that order, and imo Runelords doesn't deserve to be on the list. I wouldn't be surprised to see the original three (Shackled City, Age of Worms and Savage Tide) still being played though they are harder to get.

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Seven Days to the Grave is the best module of all time.

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Curse of the Crimson Throne is the best one if you want people to get connected to a city and the people in it.

It's the best in nearly every aspect honestly.

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The second diagonal isn't actually fifteen away though. Traveling diagonally in five foot squares each diagnol is 7.5 feet. So a ten foot weapon would reach into the second diagnol if not all the way across is. The rule book just simplifies it to 5 and 15 rather than ask if people can 5ft step a 7.5 diagnol

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As I said in the previous discussion

"I attack the goblin"
"You can't, he's 15 feet away"
"I five foot towards him and attack"
"You can't, you're now 5 feet away from him"
*punch GM*

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selunatic2397 wrote:

While technically it's not an adventure path, it was co-written by James Jacobs!

The Age Of Worms from Dungeon magazine...my players gave me the entire 12 issue set!!!

Yup, I am truly blessed, both by my players...and by James and Co.'s awesome adventure.

Age of Worms is most definitely an Adventure Path, just not a Pathfinder™ adventure path.

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I never have issues converting stuff on the fly to PF so not really sure how much those 3.5 modules require on that, but they are both such good adventures the effort is well worth it.

I will also recommend Good Little Children Never Grow Up. Third party but I ran it about a year ago and it was great. The second book of the Road to Revolution adventure path from 0one is a good "haunted house" adventure too.

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The problem is, with all these "strong women patrons" in the APs, it's still condescending towards women. Of course the women need the help of the strong buff adventuring group of mostly males, and of course the fact that the women patrons are hot means the men will rush to their aid. From Jenya, to Cressidia to Sheila it's a trope in Paizo and it'd be nice to see them break it.

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Seven Days to the Grave is the best AP adventure period. Hook Mountain Massacre is another good standalone and Broken Moon and Trial of the Beast are great too.

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First exposure was playing a session of the first adventure in Age of Worms online, I then went out and bought the Shackled City hardcover and ran it for my group (well, most of it, we finished with destroying the tree). Never did play all through AoW or STAP though.

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I doubt he'll overshadow the Barbarian, especially as the levels get higher. If he is playing a rogue type (he was a monk/rogue, now he's a cryptic) why not let him have some DPS? That's their role in the game.

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Mikaze wrote:
Nitro-13 wrote:

Arcadia, So I can play my Ulfen/Skraeling based off Askeladd from Vinland Saga.

winces

Just a quick heads-up, not accusational or anything, but "skraeling" is actually a real world racial slur. It's really unfortunate that it found its way in the campaign setting and slipped into casual use. It's so archaic most people don't know how ugly the connotations behind it really are.

does a quick search of the forums for that word

gets depressed

Where is it a racial slur? It certainly wasn't when it was in use to describe native peoples. Today it has some negative connotations in a few languages but lots of words have different meanings in different languages.

I mean, I'd rather in Pathfinder we use a native american name like Awenik (Unami word for people)than the Norse one anyway.

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I am happy to steal the words "disadvantage" and "advantage" instead of saying "pugwampi thing" and "opposite of the pugwampi thing"

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GM Harpwizard wrote:
I am hoping for an AP or a PFS year that has a classic feel. Perhaps something with dragons, drow, orcs, or giants.

Well in 2015 you are getting Orcs AND Giants in Giantslayer...

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I just got an idea for a boss fight where the boss has done a ritual and has 4 victims chained up feeding him their standard actions each round. :)

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Alright, so every two years (and by every I mean there was one in 2010 and again in 2012) it's time to restart the What AP would you like to see next thread since a lot of our suggestions have made it! Wrath of the Righteous and Iron Gods both were in no small part influenced by these threads so I shall start us off! There will be 4 APs so I will suggest 4 ones I want to see!

Arcadia!

Mythic Iblydos!

A return to Tian Xia! Either Kaiju oriented or something inspired by Wu Xia films

Catfolk!

Submit yours and sooner or later the guys with way more time on their hands than even I will go through and collect the data :)

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CotCT is the best AP of all of them and definitely worth it.

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Lisa: How are the gen con preparations going?
Sara: I am currently involved in a very important project!

=p

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A good way to balance against str dumping would be to make str penalties still apply to the damage.

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I think a better way of asking this would be "Why are there so few attractive male ally NPCs?"

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pres man wrote:


What kind of armor, by the way, only has arms and limbs covered and not the torso? I'm just wondering so that I can perhaps combine it with a breastplate armor for my character and get twice the armor bonus.

Well, this kind.

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