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Sczarni

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Cori Marie wrote:
While there aren't any new novels yet, there are a bunch of web fictions that have been going up in regards to the 2E world.

I mean there are new novels, just no one to publish them. I even think the number of written novels waiting for a publisher was higher at paizocon than it was in past interviews.

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More lore. since we are now combing 128 pages of chronicles books, and 96 pages of player guides into a quarterly book, the line is still a bit too crunchy for my tastes. I like articles to be about 90% fluff.

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in my profile is a link to an extractor program that was used a lot in 2007 and 2008 a lot to take map files from the PDFs. It strips all of the picture resources from the PDF, so you have to wade through a bunch of pictures and graphic design files to find the maps though

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If you are still looking for antagonists, it looks like the Aspis Consortium are expanding into the expanse. They were setting up shop in Kibwe during the Firesoul novel in 4715 AR.

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I think this is the plot of the "Pathfinder: Worldscape" comics from Dynamite. Those came out in 2016, so the timeline fits. and it is described as a demiplane owned by Nex, so that fits.

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The current Golarion year = Currrent Earth year + 2700 so this year is 4719 AR. Unless otherwise stated, everything written has always been happening in the year it was produced, so the timeline has advanced every year for the past 12 years.

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At Gencon licensing panel, they said they didn't "currently have an apparel partner" This panel was uploaded to Know Direction's podcast feed yesterday.

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Still waiting for my copy to come in - is there anything on the change from a gold standard to silver standard

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The PFS scenarios is something that you need to select in your subscriptions settings I believe.

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To be fair - many of the Gencon panels are time sensitive/dependent data. Several of the videos include 'preview' data for the Inner Sea World Guide, if its already out before those videos hit, that part is less useful.

I think the 25 hours should be weekly amount of content because I listen to podcasts/audiobooks a lot quicker than I read with 2-4 hours of commuting a day ...

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My grandfathered pathfinder advantage discount wasn't applied to the Lost Owens campaign setting based on the will be shipping soon email I got today with prices. That's both of the first 2 months in a row it hasn't been applied correctly. I'll start a new thread tomorrow, but figured that it was something that others should check as well.

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Can't wait how to see how this affects golarion. For years we've been putting prices in the pathfinderwiki pages. I'm not thrilled about having to go and change or delete sentences on hundreds of pages

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Mark said the adventurer's pack is just one bulk, and is listed that way in the premade kits, but is incorrectly listed as 2 in the table on Know direction about 2-3 weeks ago.

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Desna's Avatar wrote:
zimmerwald1915 wrote:
Desna's Avatar wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:
zimmerwald1915 wrote:
John Mechalas wrote:
I am tempted to wait until the Lost Omens World Guide is released before I make any significant changes.
That's probably for the best, as the World Guide should also include political boundaries whereas the CRB only contains topography.

I would concur with that. We got confirmation at the 4 p.m. Gen Con panel that the Lost Omens World Guide will contain more detailed maps of the areas outside the Inner Sea region than we got in the core rulebook.

I just wish we could get our hands on that Golarion globe that they showed once again.

Agree! As I mentioned in Twitch chat, I'd buy a physical Golarion globe if they produced and sold one or partnered with a company that did.

Do they actually have a proper globe?

I'd probably buy a Golarion beach ball if they sold one.

Not /yet/ but my fingers are crossed. They were showing off their digital globe and I suggested that they produce a real, physical globe and if so, I'd buy one. A number of others indicated they would as well. Seems like a fun, niche, product that hardcore fans would love to use and perhaps show off. All that said, it's 100% wishful thinking on my part at this point.

I've been waiting for a physical globe since Erik Mona said they would look into it if they sold enough Gazetteers back in 2007...

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Mark Moreland wrote:

This set does not include dungeon dressing, a sacrifice at the altar of randomized Huges, but the next set should have them again.

Previews for this set begin next week.

This might actually get me to subscribe again!

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Joana wrote:
Paizo has said that they will keep pocket editions of their rulebooks in print as long as there is demand for them, but there will be no more new hardcovers printed.

This. So if you want any player companions, hardcovers, APs, module or chronicles that you want a hardcopy of. I would put this in front of pocket editions.

Note PDFs of all of these products will also continue to be sold.

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They don't take money out until they ship it. They do an authorization beforehand. My guess is that adding the book triggered a second authorization for the full amount, and your bank hasn't cleared the original authorization yet.

Piccolo wrote:
I think the problem is that their idiotic system is trying to take multiple doses of money out of my checking account, and not either revising the amount or just adding on the extra book I slipped in. So far they have taken 162 out of my account, and the extra book is a pittance compared to it. I just wanted to save on shipping.

Sczarni 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Connecticut—Manchester aka Cpt_kirstov

the other source is PFSprep.com this is especially helpful for scenarios that came out prior to to the stats being in the back of the scenario. but it has worksheets to help out with hard to follow things.

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Ronnam wrote:

Legacy of Fire was lots of fun, and I cannot off-hand recall anything uber-dark about it. I think that could be played with a light, fairytale theme. I mean, you have

** spoiler omitted **

I agree, if LoF didn't have the filed experiment of built in gaps of xp for you to add sub-quests in, it would be the least stressful

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I think they are down to 3 people from 6 or 7, so its taking longer to respond. I'm guessing they have one person doing the messageboards, and the other(s) are working on the email and phone calls that come in. In general, I usually call for anything time sensitive, expect a 1-2 day delay for anything on the messageboards, and between paizocon and gencon I give a week for email responses.

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Rysky wrote:
TIL a thing.

To add a bit more, it depends on the distributor, but most distributors no longer accept CoD. instead the stores have a certain amount of credit that they have a few days/weeks to pay back. I think time/amount they are able to take out is based on past payment timeliness. A lot of stores know that when a new magic set releases, they are going to sell a ton on release weekend. So they try to manipulate their payments and orders right before a set in order to have as much product on hand release weekend. Even if its more cash then they have available, knowing that sales that first weekend should cover the debt.

Not all stores do this, and I'm not saying Val'bryn2's is one of them, but its not a rare practice.

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Val'bryn2 wrote:
Just wish Paizo would hurry up and send it. I placed an order with my FLGS mid May, and Paizo still hasn't shipped it to them.

Paizo doesn't ship to FLGSs directly, that would be the store's distributor. Its not unccommon for stores to suspend all other incoming orders around Magic releases, (so they can get as large of a magic order in for launch and get to best discount) so it possible that is what your store did, forgetting that your special order was hung up. A new magic set just came out last week i beleive.

Sczarni

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Thanks Diego, credit is fine since it will go to the lost omens guide at the end of the month anyway

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TomParker wrote:


That sounds like a great setup. I probably have an order of magnitude fewer—probably 1,500 to 2,500.

I'm in the process of downsizing to about that amount. over the next few months EBAY is going to love me

Sczarni

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The Unfortunate Pumpkin wrote:
I'm sorry to bother you again about this order, but I added a couple more books to the order and was wondering when I should expect to be charged? As far as I can tell I haven't been charged yet and I just want to make sure everything is okay as I really want to have the second edition books on release day.

I'm not a paizo employee, but knowing their practices, I think I can answer this. They don't charge an order until it ships. So the day you get the shipping email, you will also see the charge hit your card.

they just started shipping out orders for Gencon items last week(•Begin Shipping Estimate: Monday, July 8th End Shipping Estimate: Thursday, August 2nd )

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John Ryan 783 wrote:

I was wondering, I got my shipping notification, it says it shipped, I have a tracking number. However the tracking number doesn't seem to be linked to anything and the email says it will ship by the 2nd.

Did it ship? Or did it not ship? That is my question.

The "it shipped " email means that they boxed your items up and put a shipping label sticker to it. it won't get picked up until the next day usually.

Sczarni

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According to the the blog post, Pathfinder advanatage was supposed to be grandfdathered in for current AP subscribers. after reading This thread I decided to check my order, and found that the advantage discount was not added to Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Druma, Profit and Prophecy or Pathfinder Adventure: The Fall of Plaguestone in order 7963743. Looks like this might have been a more wide spread issue with the grandfathered pathfinder advantage discount.

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Marc Radle wrote:


Wow - 20,000 minis! I have ... considerably less :/
Really interesting thead!

yeah, right at the end of the wotc minis, one of the distributors clearanced their entire stock buy 2 cases, get 3 cases free.... I think my boss ordered 10 cases and got 25... The deal was I paid him back the wholesale price, and 'gave' the store 5 of the free ones, I got to keep the other 20 cases. I basically got 2-4 cases of each of the last 6 sets, and a smattering of older cases the distributor had in stock.

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They also appear as stand-ins for the PCs in the audio dramas

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I've been using right-click and open in new tab to get around

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I feel similar to DeathQuacker. Thre are a few photo albums ive seen this week of experimenting (including painting right onto Reaper bones, which worked better then I expected) It seems like it basicly removes the 'wash' step in painting, best results I've seen has been prime, Contrast, hi-light, detail.

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I'm not a paizo employee, but as of paizocon a week ago, they had still not decided if free PDFs were continuing into PF2. At least that was the answer in the 'Question Marks' panel when it was asked. Maybe it was revealed in one of the other panels that know direction hasn't put out in audio form yet.

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Malk_Content wrote:
Staffan Johansson wrote:
There's also the Free RPG Day adventure tomorrow. I'm not sure if that's going to have quickstart rules or not.
Latest playtest rules. Things weren't locked in enough for the final edition when they needed to start getting things in place for it.

actually, it was written with the printed playtest rules put out last gencon, without any of the updates - this was confirmed on Know Direction a few months ago

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BadHairDay wrote:

http://knowdirectionpodcast.com/con-recordings/paizocon-2019/

I didn't see it here or in their articles. Can you give me a title or a link? I'd like to read/hear what they said, but I'm not seeing it...

http://knowdirectionpodcast.com/2019/05/know-direction-200-pathfinder-2e-ha nds-on-impressions-and-paizocon-2019/

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Selvaxri wrote:

*casually alludes to the "Rabbit/Duck Hunting" schtick, while gesturing with a NERF! dart gun*

Greetings all, with the advent of 2nd edition on the Horizon, i decided to plunk some ill-used con'boons on some of my last PFS characters.
One such boons, is Fighting Off Corruption: Lycanthropy. This boons requires several things to waive the negative effect for a nominal bonus effect. One of the tasks is to defeat a Lycanthrope or Creature with the Shapechanger subtype with CR greater than my character's level.
So, i made an Agathion-blooded Aasimar Lunar Oracle who's being tested by his devoted god, Ashava with Lycanthropy, and has become a Hermit (archetype) because of it; until he's befriended by a Wolf whom he sees as a portent to overcome the 'disease.'

The thing is... i've already played in a few of the scenarios I know of that have either Lycanthropes or Shapechangers-
** spoiler omitted **
There may have been others that i never realized had what i'm hunting.

So, i'm looking for more scenarios that have lycanthropes or shapechangers; if it's mentioned in the blurb than all the better [i can't be blamed for specifically hunting scenarios ;P]. Otherwise, any scenario or module will due. The character is only lvl 2 current, so has time.

Likewise, he needs to seek the aide of a Witch or Druid to help cleanse the lycanthropy. so, that's a secondary mission.

Thanks much, this is my 20th PFS character and mostly my last.

several of the APs deal with them....not sure if they are in the parts of each book that are available, though.

Sczarni

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I think the best source for information on this would be the article on him in PF100 - its been a while since I skimmed that though, so I'm not sure whats in it

Sczarni

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Things players should know for rise of the runelords:
*There are ruins everywhere from ancient civilizations
*Where do Elves come from? Gnomes?
*Brief rundown of the gods and the fact that in Golarion all clerics require a patron god. If you don't want a patron god, that's what Oracles were designed for.

RotRL was written before much more than this was known, so there are plenty of spots for the characters to learn with the players any additional information, as the characters become familiar with the history of the world, so do the players.

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Also the Master of Devils novel includes Varian Jaggare training in a monastery for a good portion of the book

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I used one file per chapter downloads as a way to read the backmatter without accidently spoiling some of the AP, especially for APs that I want to be a player in.

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It all dependant on how many minis we're talking about - I currently have about 20,000 minis that I'm organizing and preparing doubles for sale. I have 3 Ikea Billy bookcases, that I bought inexpensive drawer-pulls and Home depot shelves, and gave the shelves the ability to pull like a drawer without a lip. I've found I can fit about 3 wizkids sets per shelf. I don't expect this to be enough to store them all, but it sill allow me to organize most of them.

My big issue with the screw buckes and sterilte containers is that it places undo pressue on them, and I have about 50 minis that have had weapons snap, or have fallen off of bases because they were at the bottom of a pile.

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YlothofMerab wrote:
I would be very wary about trying to make a kingdom in the Mwangi Expanse or the Storval Plateau. The temptation to write these areas off as savage lands ripe for conquest is...really not great. If the kingdom model of government worked for these areas and these cultures, they would have done it themselves.

Parts of Mwangi Expanse are thriving under a kingdom-like culture (read the Fireborn Novel for several examples)

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I have actually looked into a campaign where everyone are part of the Pathfinder Society that focuses on the Explore part of "Explore, report, cooperate".

Part 1: Their job is to find a location within __ miles of a spot on the map that is inhabitable. The society is no longer content with just setting up lodges in existing cities, they want to own the entire cities, taxes can then support local explorations. After a certain amount of time, when the settlement is considered self-sufficient, they ensure that they are able to teleport in at a moment's notice, and move to the next area of the map.

Part 2: would be when they have proven the ability to make settlements work. They then get sent to settlements that are failing, and partially (poorly) built. They are tasked with turning around these settlements (Think Bar Rescue), while still having to support the settlements they created in part 1, and help with kingdom building.

(For parts 1+2, I would allow 2 "active" characters per person, and each settlement they can decide which of their characters they bring to the table, and upon getting orders to leave, they would have the option to leave their PC in that settlement in a position of power, but they would then have to stay in that settlement for the beginning of part 3)

Part 3: The PCs get into more direct confrontation with other groups. The Lumber Consortium and The Aspis Consortium have both been funding settlements on the fringes for decades. They have both political and physical power to rival the Pathfinders, and have butted heads before. What happens if they join forces, maybe even pulling in the Gnoll and Okeno Slavers that Pathfinders have been confronting. Several of the settlements from parts 1+2 come under attack at once. How do they hold up? Does the party get split to defend the people they have worked on building relationships with?

This allows for detailing multiple areas, Sarusan, Arcadia, Casmaron, Mwanagi... you could hit them all in one campaign, while still being more interconnected than Organized play is. Heck, if they get enough political clout, they could go try to start a settlement on Hermea with or without the dragon's blessing as a followup adventure.

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Cori Marie wrote:


While Xin didn't get a pawn, his SPIRIT did.

he did get a miniature though

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Steelfiredragon wrote:
Cpt_kirstov wrote:

I think you get to fight him in Shattered star..... he got a mini in the shattered star mini set

I think you may be thinking about the runelord of greed.....

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In Ap #66 the Dead Heart of Xin:
You fight a clockwork reliquary that has the remains of Xin in it and controlling it. I beleive you also get holograms and illusions of him on the way there (3 of them I think?) but its been almost 7 years since I read that book, so I could be incorrect
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I think you get to fight him in Shattered star..... he got a mini in the shattered star mini set

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Burro-crat wrote:
Rather, under the "About Us" section, Paizo is the first entity listed, and it goes beyond your logo. You can see how people would interpret Paizo as being either the primary or a joint partner, right? Or at a minimum, strongly vouching for ND?

No, I originally read that exactly as Vic said; usually in license deals, the owner of the IP is listed first or more prominently, as they are the more noticeable name. It shows to people that the license that they claim to have is legit.

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also, if you look at the main messageboard page, there is a black dot next to threads you have posted in and a (# New) telling you how many new posts there are since the last one you viewed... that way you can check an entire board as once instead of clicking into each thread. if you click on the (# New) it will take you to the last entry in the thread that you have read.

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no, as the messageboards and webstore are hosted on the same location, they didn't want the webstore emails to be flagged as spam for sending too many emails in a 24 hour time-frame to ISPs.

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I'm pretty sure its been stated that they are going to try to get the whole rule-book line into pocket editions as long as the sales are still there

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