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Reksew_Trebla wrote:
Darrell Impey UK wrote:
There is no indication that animals have a language to speak, without magic getting involved.

You’re joking right? Literally everything we know about animals says the noises they make are their methods of communicating with each other. Rattlesnakes make a rattle sound to alert predators that they are deadly. Wolves howl to alert the pack to potential prey. Hundreds of types of animals make unique noises to attract a mate. Do I need to keep going?

They may not be able to differentiate between a bunny and a rat with noises, but they can communicate with each other.

There is a world of difference between being able to put across simple things like alarm or mating calls and having the ability to communicate or having a language. There is still debate as to whether the really high levels of intelligence, the chimpanzees and dolphins, can express things to each other, let alone down at the lower levels.

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Looking at the smilodon and thinking, "nice mini, but something's not right", and then I twigged, the feet.

Smilodons had retractable claws. Not only are the ones shown too big, they just shouldn't be there.

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Was the name Golarion inspired by the name Glorantha?

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There is no indication that animals have a language to speak, without magic getting involved.

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And, I guess, any other spell that does Energy & Damage Type damage;

Is it 2d10 Energy and 2d10 Damage Type, or 2d10 "Energy and Damage Type"?

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Jon-Enee Merriex wrote:
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Everything outside of Option 1 would be annoying to keep track as a player (I could see many of these getting lost). If printing is an issue, you can get sheets printed cheaply in black and white at any office supply store.

I run 3 T1 conventions a year. We have 75 to 100 tables a convention. We have to print 6 player chronicles and a GM chronicle for each table. That's 700 sheets of paper. Using the corporate rate discount at Kinko's (which is by far the cheapest you'll find in the Los Angeles area) on the cheapest paper it is still $0.06 a copy. Or $42 out of my pocket every con and that doesn't Account for things like pregens, boons, and faction journal cards.

Just because you don't pay it or don't see it, doesn't mean it is not a real problem.

It's a little ridiculous that the whole thing comes out of your pocket, especially when it could be (and I would guess generally is) easily divided up between the various GMs that are running. (Do you print their adventures too?)

However, not being rude, but would you rather pay the $42, or $10.50 and spend your time carefully and neatly cutting 175 sheets of paper into quarters?

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I believe the conception behind the current change was to go to the system you describe: purchases between sessions OK, show the new GM what you purchased, no signature required. So, I think it was well conceived, but the writing ended up with something different.

Yep. You have the gist of it.

We didn't read the steps close enough. Goof on our end. Not that there will be a Guide 11, but we will note this for when we put the PFS v2 guide together.

The lack of Guide 11, or even 10.1, is understandable; but a Blogg post to clarify matters would be helpful.

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I'm going to flag this for moving to the Gamer Connection page, it may be of more help to you. Good luck.

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I think he means can you have fire and frost on the same weapon; and if he does the answer is "yes". (Though it would be equivalent to a +3 weapon, allowing for the required +1 base.)

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If an aasimar ("Native Outsider: Aasimars are outsiders with the native subtype") puts on a hat of disguise, meaning that they "cannot change your creature type (although you can appear as another subtype)", the world is pretty much their (extra-planar) oyster, yes?

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I'm pretty sure that there's only ever been a single print run of each of them anyway, so it will probably be once they're gone they're gone, as it is currently.

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What does the average person around the Inner Sea think/know about Razmir?

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Heroes from the Fringe, page 3.
"Mwangi Linguist (Mwangi Expanse native): The Mwangi Expanse is a land of dozens of languages, and you grew up speaking most of them. You gain Polyglot as a bonus language. In addition, you gain a +1 trait bonus on Linguistics checks when trying to communicate with someone who does not share a common language with you."
You can't use Linguistics to do that...

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My players finally got out from beneath the Senate yesterday, battling the three halflings including Imistos. One of the three nobles comments something along the lines of, "halflings, you can never trust them." To which a player responds, "oh most of them are fine, the clown that was on the balcony was really nice." Oops. :)

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Thanks folks; I went with basic familiar (I felt that the abilities were rather situational, and would soon be easily saved against) with a +3 knowledge of choice bonus. Let's see how it goes.

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You may be right about nothing saying in the rules that you can take one move action during another move action, but I cannot say that I've actually ever seen a GM allow it.

This makes for an interesting FAQ, but the forthcoming 2nd Edition rules resolve the problem anyway.

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So, an animal wont be able to go to, pick up, and return with an item in a single round; they will end their turn in the square that the item was in.

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Basically, yes, six levels to apply. They can all be applied to one character, but usually have a large level spread, which can cause problems. The only issue I can see is whether they can be back-dated.

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Val'bryn2 wrote:

It is a move action, so assuming the distance it needs to move is less than its move speed, it works.

Whilst I agree with everything else, I'm not sure about this one. Surely it's move to get to the object, move to pick it up, end of turn? There are feats that allow you to split your move...

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Diego Valdez wrote:

Hello Darrell,

You can find them here.

Thank you!

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One of the volumes contains a nice little critter in the bestiary, the Gishvit. Whilst there are no rules for adding them to the familiar list, what do people think, and normal or advanced familiar?

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Can anyone tell me when the Concordance of Elements pin will be added to the online store please?

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Any word on the Concordance one reaching the shop?

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Have you kept the labels off of this set? They rather spoiled the look of the previous items one imo.

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They could always play part 1 on slow advancement.

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So, let's say, on Tuesday gone (August 7th) I played a character that I hadn't played for two and a half years, and took the opportunity to tick the first box box on the the most recently released Faction Card, Year 9...

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Title says it all really...

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Blahpers is entirely correct, but I can add a situation where the third person would get the bonus too.

If the target is larger than medium, then more than one character can be on its side. For example; a Large dragon is flanked by characters to its north and south sides, they are flanking and so get the bonus. A third character joins in on the south side, and so is opposite the character on the north side and ALSO gets the bonus.

Hope thats clear, it would be easier with pictures. :)

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Starting at 0 XP is a bit weirder.

Every Paizo-published Adventure Path starts characters at 0 XP. The lion's share of 3pp campaigns also start characters at 0 xp.

I'm not sure what your point is. Care to clarify?

"the PCs caught the eye/attention of X" often used in some intro, you would think they did so with something worth some XP.

Well, it turned then from an NPC to a PC, so that was something.

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Romari Sycamore wrote:
Wait, what? You mean season 9 is still on? I have a scarab sages who needs one faction card goal to complete a boon. How long do i have? I was told season 10 starts with gen con. Anyone point me at an official date i can't still play my ss character as SS?

Cards have no expiry date as such. As long as you have checked one box by the end of the season that they are issued you may continue checking boxes/gaining the benefits they give for as long as you play the character.

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A paladin of Abadar may...

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Is there an official list somewhere of which of the Faces of the Senate survive or don't survive the Exhalation Massacre?

I mean there are some obvious survivors, Eutropia, Trant; and obvious victims, Kalbio; but the others? Is it written anywhere what happens to Centimus? Okerra is a player in Songbird', but has he been resurrected?

I'm happy making things up, but don't want to contradict anything.

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There's a simple formula for calculating how much an NPC will charge for spell casting services, (caster level)×(spell level)×10gp+material component cost, and from this we can extrapolate the costbof spell-like abilities. But, is there one listed somewhere for supernatural abilities? What, for example, would a cleric charge for a healing burst?

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JonHeimerTheOne wrote:
Yes I checked with several venture captains and even a fewer higher up people. If the item is fully stated out in the chronical sheet, or it is a custom item in the chronical sheet, like a named item. Then you don't need the source. Otherwise everyone would have to own damn near every book.

Yes, this exactly how access works, as you have been told on this very thread. And, yes, many of us DO own damn near every book; items statted outbon chronicles are very much the exception.

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Er, what do the inhabitants of Sayashto feel about somebody getting elected to the Council, and then buggering off back to the material?

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I've got to ask now; does the "Oliphaunt of Jandelay" have anything to do with Nellie the Elephant, which includes the lines "The head of the herd was calling/Far, far away/They met one night in the silver light/On the road to Mandalay"?

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How do you maintain the level of patience that you do?

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Ordering a companion to perform a trick that they know is a free action, so there shouldn't be anything wrong, in my opinion, with shouting "trip", and then "attack"...

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If I am running this for three players/characters they will effectively have 25% fewer social round actions to influence this in the senate (and anywhere else social rounds are used in the AP). Is this likely to cause a problem? Would I be better off adding enough extra rounds to account for the missing actions of the fourth character, or is there a "better" way?

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What's peoples opinion on allowing a non-human to take the variant noble scion feat? Specifically an elf entering the Clement family...

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Then go one rung further up the ladder; where are you based?

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Jonathan Carroll wrote:
Boss Sparrow: Giant giant eagle, which is a a advanced giant eagle or not?

It's a giant eagle (Bestiary page 118) with the "giant" template (not the "advanced" template) added.

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Not really that I can think of, why?

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Whilst seconding Tim's questions, I'd like to add another; Poog has a giant frog listed as his animal companion, but no stats are given, what should we do?

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What's people's opinion on wearing bracers under (say) plate armour, and then being subject to an incorporeal attack?

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Contact the GM that ran the game; if you don't know their name/details, contact your local Venture Captain.

[Flagging for moving to PFS forum,]

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Should using a certain minor runewell be considered an evil act? Or possibly a sinful one?

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Pearls of power only work for prepared spellcasters.
Changing into an elemental causes all equipment to merge into your body.
This could be got around by drawing his bow and quiver and laying them on the floor before changing, then picking them back up and reslinging the quiver before taking off. But that's a lot of rounds to be, effectively, doing nothing in a fight, and will probably make him a sitting target.
Then you run into the issue about whether elemental actually have hands...

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Is it me, or is encounter H3 in the fortress courtyard all sorts of screwed up?

A sorcerer, who for some reason has a pearl of power, elemental body IIing into an air elemental, then flying up and using a bow?

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Ignoring the fact that 30 firearm bullets would sell for 15 gp, whereas creating them will cost a 15 gp wand charge plus 2 gp worth of lead...

Money making schemes are pretty much a no-go in PFS; it's a day job roll, and that's about it.

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