Thanks for all the replies...they helped. I still think it's unnecessarily complex...however I do now understand the logic of it better.
These rules are actually the only TTRPG ones I know that work well and are sensible (and interact well with vision). 5e's are a terrible mess which does not work. And it really has obstructed play when I still has been playing 5e.Not that I have a very big sampling of TTRPGs played, but still.
Cordell Kintner wrote:
Warped Terrain - 1 to 3 Actions - Very good for preventing enemies from running at you or away from you. Great against flyers at level 4 (Flying up becomes Greater Difficult Terrain in the area)
Maybe you could find where it says that two difficult terrains stack to make greater difficult? I want it to work like that, but I couldn't find it.
Leon did get it very wrong and mixed up two different things.As far as I understand, it's either impossible or very hard to licence the same thing under two different licences at the same time (at least when one of them is OGL1.0-like or ORC-like in its probable version) and it's not a common practice at least. As well as add any additional arbitrary clauses to this type of non-negotiable licence (and then call it compliant with such licence). So you are inventing scary but very improbable (or even impossible) scenarios basically out of thin air. Thus 'panicking'. I'm glad it's not it but it looked like it.
We already do have very real and unpleasant things with the OGL1.2/2.0 to be concerned about.
'Morality clauses' aren't attached to SRDs. SRDs were licenced by OGL before and (presumably) will be licenced by ORC in the future. Exclusively.'Morality clauses' are commonly attached to trademarks and IPs not included in SRDs, which is a different licence/contract.
So stop panicking, please ;)
Ferious Thune wrote:
I only commented on 'street thugs', settings and rapiers, not rogues in general. I don't consider rogues only street thugs or untrained street kids. And don't think martial weapons should be prohibited for them.But I still think that rapier is an uncharacteristic weapon for a street thug. Unless literally everyone has them, which is even stranger.
I think books are more or less clear, you can read it on the page 219 of Core Rulebook or there AoN
Ferious Thune wrote:
What kind of street thug uses a rapier? Well, that depends on the setting. Golarion has a wide range of fantasy settings within the same world. Anything based more around 15th - 16th century or later instead of Middle Ages might make sense, which I assume is why it was included (beyond being a legacy weapon, why it might have become part of the legacy weapons in the first place).
A setting is not a problem at all. The problem is, clubs and knives are much cheaper, easier to conceal and use in pretty much every setting. At least it's how I understand the remark.
I am writing because I am a recently retired software engineer (Apple) and have been looking at what I would like to do for the next few decades. One thing that strongly appeals is to write digital tools for my favorite TTRPGs. These might be things like digital character sheets or random encounter + treasure generators for the iOS store.
Just a little suggestion. I would suggest thinking about making a spellbook. I don't know anything about the state of PF2 support apps on iOS, but on android, there's basically only one and it's abandoned and hopelessly outdated (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fyjham_ts.pathfinder_2e_ spell_db&gl=US). [Ok, there's at least one more, but it's unfinished and even older, from the authors of the 5e's below]5e has one excellent spellbook (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.delsorboilario.dnd) and probably more, and PF2e deserves it too. Even if only for iOS :(
You are quoting the table to me. I know where it is and I can read it. I don't understand why there's no text support for this table anywhere else in the book. There's no even a couple of sentences like 'Travelling makes characters fatigued faster, after 8 hours at normal conditions and even faster in a bad weather'. For example in Chapter 10: Game Mastering/Running Modes of Play/Exploration or in Chapter 9: Playing the Game/Exploration Mode sections. These 'default' 8 hours just suddenly spring up only in Chapter 10: Game Mastering/Environment/Temperature and only in this table.
"Particularly hot and cold weather can make creatures fatigued more quickly during overland travel and can cause damage if harsh enough, as shown in Table 10–13." So the more quickly is clearly the time it takes to fatigue.
What I don't understand in this table at all is where this 'default' 8 hours of travel causes fatigue comes from. Why 8? I can't find anything like this anywhere else in the book. We have that 16 hours without sleep causes fatigue, but where 8 hours come from?
Quoth the raven... WAIT. There's a character class that functions like a hard magic Pokemaster? Remember the Mage-Knight minis? Dude. A mage-knight. Did Paizo make character customization like, infinite? Plus the infinite 3pp. That's like, infinite mojo. Thank you!
Pokemaster? Heh, yeah, I guess Summoner could be that if you like. They have one hit point pool for both Summoner and Eidolon, btw.Magus could be mage-knight depending on what you mean by that, but by default they aren't proficient in heavy armor and are mostly a damage dealer. But you can add even heavy armor to them, I suppose, there are ways. (I'm not saying that 'knight' and 'heavy armor' are synonyms, but that's a common association I think)
Speaking of boycotts: does anyone know if buying Baldur's Gate 3 (Larian Studios) or minis from the Icons of the Realm line (WizKids) will be giving some amount of money to WotC? I hope not, but if so I won't be spending money on either of those things from now on. Which I will find sad but necessary.
BG3 is definitely done with some specific contract between Larian and WotC, and I very much doubt it's non-monetary (or that WotC only give money without getting anything back).
Also, as you plan to play a wizard, Secrets of magic has a bunch of nice and useful spells, two spellcasting classes [Magus, a warrior-wizard and a Summoner with a combat Eidolon companion (not a summoner of creature hordes)], really great lore articles on the world's magic and its works, unique (for now) magic items and more.
Yes, and as 'Eidolon died' has no meaning in the game quite literally, there's no mention even of possibility in the book (aside from extreme plot events), we just have to use your second option.
Who dies? The Eidolon? But then how to get it back? The Summoner? But how come the Summoner is turned to dust despite not being the target of the spell?
So, who dies? Because in any case I just don't see any way for the Summoner to die from this if the Eidolon was the target.For (probably) all death effects too, btw.
Maybe it's good at least in this case to have some actual protection for a summoner.
"10-foot radius ring" is not really defined in the game.
Exactly. Which makes your first two sentences not the indisputable truth and so basically false.And even outside the game ring radius is undefined until you specify which one. Maybe even at center-width.
Though to be fair, the 15 foot burst has 12 squares in the outer ring - which matches the 60 foot distance of the straight line version of the Wall of Fire.
Good catch. And an argument.
Basically, you take a 10-foot burst and remove a 5-foot burst from it. While I agree the rule can be read multiple ways when you really get into it, I think my interpretation is the most straightforward one.
Taking a 15-ft burst and removing a 10-ft burst is not in any way less straightforward one. But mostly nicer to the players.
Illusory disguise all seem to be limited to impersonating types of creatures rather than specific individuals.
Heightened (3rd) You can appear as any creature of the same size, even a specific individual. You must have seen an individual to take on their appearance. The spell also disguises your voice and scent, and it gains the auditory trait.Though, yes, it still won't work with touch. Humanoid form + Illusory disguise combo for a better fit?
Useless feat should not be an option.
How would you implement this in a book format? It's not a computer system. You need to evaluate things yourself most of the time anyway.Sorry, but searching, creating and printing lists of useless/incompatible feats for every feat in the book is not an option.
Mine(s) is(are) (not) working like this for more than a year on both Windows and Linux on different PCs both frequently updated, so on several versions. Even if the problem is some addons, it's the only site I have problems with. And as I run only the absolutely essential ones, I'm not even going to search which are the (possible) problem, because I need all of them anyway.
P.S. Also it's not even addons OR even settings: it's (not) working like this even with all addons turned off, even in troubleshooting mode!
I would not allow someone to benefit from the unarmored APB armor and resilience bonuses without either explorer’s clothing or bracers of armor equipped. Simone dedicated to dexterity builds could get the +7 ability modifier normally, but cannot benefit from runes with the full ability bonus. No reason to change that just for APB.
Yeah! Take that, Simone!
Looks to me like the RAW would be that a Battlefield Medicine check is a check with the same DC as "treat wounds" and has the same effect as "treat wounds" but is not really "treat wounds", so the Plaster would be of no use.
Not the same effect: Battle Medicine doesn't remove the wounded condition.As written, yes, it for some reason doesn't work with the spell Healing Plaster. Probably because Battle Medicine is a separate feat which not everyone has and the spell can't list all existing and future abilities in the game. But I don't see a reason to forbid it, especially when it's another spent action in combat.
Will the PDFs be updated with the 4th printing errata and the new bi-anually erratas? I would like to use the PDF rather going through a list of erratas.
With new printings yes, only with bi-annual erratas no, too much typographical work. (There was a post from the Paizo employee somewhere...)
Captain Morgan wrote:
Part of the problem is that people trigger social checks without realizing it. A player who let's themselves slip into character and get immersed in the fiction might make a suggestion, point something out, or make a lie of omission, without realizing they are making a Request, Coerce, or Lie check by the rules of the game, and their character sucks at those.
I've made a whole topic "Untrained (social) checks" about this some time ago. People gave several interesting suggestions, but I wouldn't say that the problem is completely solved. At least it really demands a work from the GM.
Condition or "condition" as a game term? :) Anyway, yes, I did not try to find strict RaW answer (which would be most probably as you say), because the game again and again demostrates that it can't satisfactorily be run RAW in a lot of cases. This is one of them, I strongly believe.And not, I don't believe in this creature being able to constrict their innards. :)
I think you need to look only at the high level. Swallowed whole creatures are primarily swallowed (and only then grabbed). And Greater constrict works only on those grabbed normally, as a primary condition from attacks with Grab and other things which apply this condition as primary. So no, Swallowed creatures aren't targets of the Greater Constrict.
No, for this especially there's a 'highest level of spells you can cast from spell slots'. And the ring does give spell slots.
This stops them technically from being able to use low level spells in staves - as staves have the casting restriction.
Staves have the restriction of 'able to cast spells of the appropriate level' (without even 'from spell slots' addition, but that wouldn't turn on the restriction either). As I (and the rules) said above, there's no 'you can't prepare spells of lower level at all', no 'you can't cast lower level spells at all' and no 'absolute lowest level of spells you can cast' restrictions in the rules. So nothing prevents staves from working either. At all.
I got to actually reading the rules on that and completely lost sight of the problem.
Magus spellcasting rules for reference wrote:
I’m reminded of the Disney cartoon Alice in Wonderland when Alice is asked if she would like more tea. She hadn’t yet had any and asked how she could have more when she has had none. The March Hare and Mad Hatter told her she could always have more, she just can never have less.
Returning to roots (hopefully, if the quote was correct):
Someone said wrote:
Is it a bad sign when you are inclined to agree with the Mad Hatter?
John R. wrote:
"The circumstance bonus you gain to Deception, Diplomacy, and Intimidation increases to +2, as long as you have master proficiency in each skill."
Natural language. I can read this as "For each skill with master proficiency your bonus for this skill is +2" even now. But yes, the wording is ambiguous. An unambiguous restricting wording would be "master proficiences in all these skills".
Will this do:These unfathomable entities lurk within the Dark Tapestry—the vast void between the stars on the Material Plane—and dwarf other deities just as those deities dwarf ordinary mortals
Ah, yes, this 20th lvl feat does seem like a way to acquire some traits. But this is still GM judgement, and I don't think that in this particular case 'dragon' trait is appropriate. You don't become a dragon with this feat, it's too specific trait compared to 'aberration' or even 'angel', I think.But 'earth' and 'elemental', sure.
Based only on what you cited:1) Yes, judging by the traits it's just a curse. So it is removed by Remove Curse (and other things which explicitly remove curses).
2) It won't be a carrier because it doesn't meet the prerequisites. But it would get Sickened, Vulnerability, Slowed and Paralyzed.
3) I'd say all actions and activities which include (melee only?) Strikes. And then maybe some analogous things which a GM would consider suitable. But maybe not even that.
4) Probably not, at least permanently: even geniekins have only their specific traits like 'oread', not 'earth' or all the more 'elemental'. Maybe in the Rage of Elements? But I highly doubt that. Transformation into an Earth Elemental by a spell would probably give you these traits (don't remember exactly), but that wouldn't help much: the curse remains regardless and would continue to work after the reverse transformation.
The only thing that I have found when I went and looked for it is the line in Champion Code about priority of Tenets. But that doesn't really match up with what Errenor is remembering.
The Raven Black wrote:
I would be interested in reading the exact wording. Note that what I described above is not actively misleading people. Just letting them draw their own conclusions.
Yes, I searched too, and found almost nothing. Either I've read it somewhere else or our GM said that. But there's at least that in GMG, Ring of Truth:"You are rendered unable to tell a deliberate lie, in either speech or writing. If you attempt to omit the truth or phrase things truthfully but deceptively, roll a DC 11 flat check; on a failure, the ring itself blurts out the entire truth (as you believe it) as an answer. Keeping silent does not activate the ring’s curse."
Not the same at all, and it's just a magic item.
But I still agree with Sibelius, consciously giving incomplete info and letting people make the wrong guesses is at the very least actively misleading people simply by definition and very likely could be considered lying as SuperBidi does.
If you are talking about Mind Reading then it's uncommon, spellcasting is obvious, and it still gives only 'vague surface thoughts', so a GM could avoid any spoilers they want to avoid.
Teleportation is absolutely one of the things that people expect to be an exception.
And it's absolutely never is, unless it's explicitly written. Tree Stride works perfectly well and doesn't need LoE because it's written as such.
When teleportation effects are limited to line of effect, it seems to be when explicitly stated, or when you need to pick a target.
It's the other way around, as normal: LoE is the default (and LoS if there are targets) and anything else must be explicitly written.
Transpose definitely creates an effect "you and your eidolon switch places". And I'd completely agree with everything else there, but I've read the Transpose text:"You switch places with your eidolon. You each teleport to the other's position."
If there were only the first sentence, I'd say there's no need for the Line of effect. But the second sentence says both creatures just teleport to each other's places, so there are two positions and basically two effects, not one. Which requires LoE by default, and there's no exception from it there. So, yes, LoE is required here I think.
Wonky Chewbacca wrote:
Ah, never looked at the PFS Guide before, thank you. I thought it was just rules for organized play, and I've had the same group for over 20 years. It's a place to start, at least.
But... none of the Gortle's links are to the PFS guide. They are to the Archives of Nethis which is just the game's rules.PFS guide is there.
Did I accidentally write the exact opposite of what I intended?
Did you? Now I'm not sure what you actually meant if not expressing almost certainty that AI would be much more than just a novelty trick. Which I suppose it would be eventually (more than just a novelty trick). I think a lot of people here (and out there) considerably and arrogantly overestimate what a human thinking even is.
I'll base an adventure off a fever dream I had involving a Jimmy Buffet song and thaumcraft. How the hell is an AI ever going to make those connections? I don't even know how I made those connections.
Do you really doubt AI could make random and weird connections? O_o That is a thing it definitely and constantly demonstrates even now. That AI art all is a kind of an electrical fever dream, for example.And understanding how AIs make their connections is one of challenges of AI engineers. So, that's not unique.
Deriven Firelion wrote:
What are the exact rules for oversized creatures in small rooms or hallways?
There aren't any. At least I and some other guys here couldn't find them."One size smaller passage counts as a difficult terrain" is kind of a homerule. Which is rather widespread though. We play it like that for example.