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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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It seems like they're separating the physical aspects of race from the cultural aspects. Which will make Reincarnate/Polymorph much easier to handle.

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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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I think the way Adventurer's League is set up with its adventures and reporting is far superior to PFS. PFS scenarios feel too copy/paste and samey. So that's something I'd like to see brought from 5E.

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Everquest II d20 had a great system for dealing with buffs, and I think it was tried by Wizards at some point (Maybe in 4th?) where you had x buff slots. The spells lasted all day, but you could only have that number of buffs on you at once, certain more powerful buffs (like Haste) would take up multiple slots.

I think that's a good system, and it lets buffs to things like initiative/stealth rolls etc get some more use.

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I had made a post on this without seeing this thread already on the front page, so I deleted it and will add my point here:

So, the Bard has always bugged me. It's always been a bastard child of the other classes that can also Inspire Courage. It's never lived up to my mind's eye of the bard class. Other takes have though.

First: The Bard from Everquest d20. This was the best Bard ever designed. You had different songs that had different effects, and you could use your perform skill to twist different melodies together and get multiple benefits. If you blew a check, you screwed up the song and had to start it up again (you could only add one melody per round).

Second: Another good take on it, was the Dragon Shaman from 3.5. You had auras that affected everyone around you, and could swap between them.

That's what performance should be like. Bards should just ditch spellcasting altogether.

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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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CorvusMask wrote:
It is true CR is more art than science, but either way, point is that CR 4 creature is supposed to be equal challenge to 4 level 4 PCs so clearly you can't say CR 4 npc in Starfinder is supposed to equal one Level 4 PC by itself.

An equal CR to the party should you 1/xth of the party's resources to combat it, where X is the number of PCs. So 4 level 4PCs fighting a CR4 encounter should use up about 1/4th of the party's daily resources. 4 CR4s in one day and the party should be pretty much spent. Optimization and dice though have a huge effect.

I just really really hate Starfinder's system. I'm happy with the old system, but if changes must be made, the Starfinder route is not the right direction to go in.

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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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For the last two days I have been unable to access my assets page (either through the old bookmarks or the new dropdown menu). I haven't been attempting constantly so I don't know if I'm just picking poor times but it's getting a bit frustrating.

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Michael Talley 759 wrote:
Coridan wrote:
They could at least post the campaign traits. My group is starting this tomorrow.

** spoiler omitted **

sadly no idea what the campaign traits do exactly but they are in the first book for story hooks for each character, I suggest reading them as they appear to be as important as when you pick a campaign trait from Wrath Of The Righteous

(Not sure if it's a complete list or not)

I know, that's why I am hoping Crystal might at least put them up in a blog post or something since they are tied into the AP so tightly.

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I'm a charter subscriber Gorbacz, In my experience and our groups rate of play, all six are usually put before we finish book 2. So it's finr

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

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I recommend we keep this thread to questions/clarifications relating to the actual book :)

On that note, anyone who has done actual Flashcards for the NPCs and wants to share them, they would be my hero.

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My PFS Inquisitor just hit level 3. He's a halfling spy who uses a hand crossbow. He's meant to be a skill monkey and I generally play him in RP/skill heavy scenarios. He's pretty terrible at combat. I'm trying to pick the most useful feats for solo tactics but it's pretty tough.

Next level I get an animal companion (animal domain) so that'll help a bit. My current feats are level 1 - Childlike, Level 3 Point Blank Shot.

Friendly Fire is the one I'm most keen on getting since it'll help someone more combat-capable get an extra shot in each turn, but it has to wait until I get Precise Shot at 5.

Bonded Mind seems like it'd be awesome for the spy-concept, but no idea how it would work with solo tactics.

Trade Initiative looks like another good choice since my Initiative is pretty good, I could pass it off to the heavy armor low dex guy to get between me and the enemy.

Thoughts/comments appreciated!

Correction: Level 7 I am getting Precise Shot, level 5 is Boon Companion

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Who is the art of on Page 12? I thought it was the Shoanti, but she's bald in the AP volume. Is it Lyra?

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So uh, Energize Spell magic hack just became AWESOME

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I was disappointed there were so few options for my android at low level. I ended up going with the weapon hidey hole, but I hope there are more cheap options added later.

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A blog post or one page in the back matter of the first issue would be helpful. Letting players know they are joining the Starfinders right off the bat would be helpful

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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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If I already pre-ordered the core book and first issue of the AP, but want to become a subscriber, what's the best way to go about it so I don't pay double etc.

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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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Coridan wrote:
So I may have missed it, but will Starfinder magic still be Vancian? It feels awkward for the setting.
At present, all casters are spontaneous.

I'd prefer power points like 3.5 Psionics or Everquest d20, but I'll settle for Spontaneous

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So I may have missed it, but will Starfinder magic still be Vancian? It feels awkward for the setting.

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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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Using the gorgeous hardcover as the source to convert. Since it has more content, and it's all nice and collected in one book. Mostly converting to keep it fresh for the two people who participated in it previously (and to keep it fresh for me). I also hate Golarion, so there was going to be some conversion regardless.

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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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Or the PCs can get an artifact that can jet jaguar them to kaiju size!

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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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I think Philo's system can be scaled up too if you want the PCs commanding a dreadnought. Rather than pushing a button that fires the guns, they push a button telling the crew to load and fire the guns.

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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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An Incorporeal Race
A race with Powerful Build

Though I don't want to be so overflowing with races that never get any attention. That's part of the problem I have with Golarion. Catfolk, Vanara, Oreads, etc pretty much never get any attention besides the occasional throwaway NPC. Hell, even Dwarves and Gnomes don't get much love.

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I'd prefer it to be abstract, cuz in advanced societies with economic systems there's gonna be loans and interest rates and stuff like that and I'd rather keep it all background. I also don't want to adventure to seek out neosheckels. Traveller is dull because of the trading and stuff.

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It is time! We've seen the announcements of Hell's Vengeance, Strange Aeons, Ironfang Invasion and Ruins of Azlant!

Time to put out the calls for what we want to see in the next two years!

Perennial staples of this thread:
Arcadia!
Galt!
Darkmoon Vale!
Nex/Geb!
A proper Tian Xia!
More mythic! [Iblydos?]
Ustalav!
Absalom!
First World!

Voice your support for one of those or add your own topic of interest! Just remember to try and keep it generalized, no need to plot out your entire dream AP, Adam and James need some work on their end =p

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Slowly making our way towards Arcadia then =p

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Curse of the Crimson Throne is considered by many to be the best AP of all time. I played it, and just started running Hell's Rebels. So far I'm a bit more keen on CotCT's slightly slower start. It's a hard AP for any to be compared to.

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I want Native American Lord of the Rings. Before Lord of the Rings, our vision of european mythology (elves, dwarves, etc) was very different than the traditional fantasy of today. We need a treatment of American mythology to be like that. Bold, with Sasquatch PC race, shapechangers, etc.

Best way to introduce this would be a trek across Arcadia on an epic fetch/escort quest (but unlike Jade Regent you spend the whole time in Arcadia). All for Arcadian PCs as well as foreigners via the Linnorm colony, and have the PCs dive headfirst into the setting.

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Oh my almost time to start the new edition of this thread. We know of Ironfang Invasion (meh). Once we hear the next one in a couple days it'll be time to start the 2018/19 thread :). Time does fly.

Here's hoping for Arcadia!

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

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I like the Homunculus idea, thank you.

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So, for my campaign of Hell's Rebels...I'm removing the Hell. I'm trying to fit it into a historical period in my homebrew setting, and devils aint got nothing to do with it. It's more Arcane Nazis.

So I want to replace Blosodriette with, well just about anything that can fulfill the same role but isn't a devil.

Suggestions?

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So we all know that casting awaken on an animal companion makes it no longer a companion, but a cohort.

What are the ramifications of just giving it more INT though? Like through a +6 INT headband?

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Bleh, Iron Fang Invasion doesn't particularly appeal to me. Considering Hell's Rebels, Hell's Vengeance and Strange Aeons don't either, it's a rough two years for me :( haven't really been excited about an AP since Wrath of the Righteous.

Give me my damn Arcadia already.

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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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