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Golarion always struck me as Forgotten realms without the high-level NPCs tending bar and before 4e mucked it up.

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My theory on the gap is something happened to generate a "Schrodinger's Cat" situation. Everything inside the time of the gap is an uncertainty event. Every choice that could have been made was both made and not made. That is why no records can be proven true, why no one can remember what happened and even the gods arent actually certain because everything is both false and true during that time. This allows everyone's play through campaigns and APs to be true at the same time.

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Kind of sounds like this is mostly going to be like a mini-campaign book that lasts a few to a half dozen AP's and is similar to the hard cover 5e campaign books.

I mean you can reskin Spell Gems as scrolls pretty easy.

Ohh yeah, Focus spells, which to me are always more like class abilities than actual spells and tied down to one single archetype.

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Sadly no new necromancy spells.

Ohh Man I totally misread that as you make a melee attack like you get to strike with the stock of the rifle, makes more sense now that I read it again.

A Mech AP, or an AP with alternate ship rules where all the players control a capital ship and you get crew stats that you use in conjunction with your own so each person can act as an entire crew.

What does the Sniper ability have to do with sniping? I am not really understanding what a melee attack has to do with the concept of a sniper.

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Wouldnt the reroll ones be legal, as you the player are rerolling a dice for a class feature? Seems odd that a fighter could reroll for any of his attacks/actions but a druid would get penalized that his actions cant be rerolled because it comes from a different mechanic?

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I recently made a cross country move and can not seem to find the chronicle sheets or character sheets for several characters. What are my options?

keftiu wrote:

Aberration Eidolon is definitely something I want, though I'm not personally interested in Summoner until we get Synthesists back.

We have a synthesis summoner already, called Meld into Eidolon.

The Raven Black wrote:

Depends on their outlook. Animate Dead is akin to a Summon spell. You don't even need a corpse around to cast it.

And the undead created does not last.

Basically, it looks like you are creating an undead, but really you are creating a fac-simile.

BTW Pharasma does not care about the Evil tag. She frowns on the creation of undead because these hoard part of the soul energy whose free flow is necessary to prevent the whole of creation from collapsing into nothingness.

I think this is mostly a balance thing and gamification, animate dead is still creating undead in universe.

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Repeated use of it would probably not attract her attention but her Clerics, Champions, and assorted Fervent worshipers would probably show up eventually and not care about the neutral reasons.

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Vengence can be Just or it can be pretty. If punishment is inflicted or retribution exacted for an injury or wrong then that is vengeance. If it is measured it would be just if it isn't it would be petty.

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The lore around Ragathiel has him extremely concerned over making sure, every punishment is balanced with the crime and not to give in to the dark spite-filled pretty vengeance Calistria upholds.

Vengence might be the wrong word, but what it boils down to is Ragathiel and his followers are the people that put themselves in front of those that are mistreated and victimized, those that make sure evil doesn't get away with things because it would be more convenient to look the other way or because they are rich and powerful.

In a medieval fantasy-style world that means mostly violence but they aren't murderhobos and nothing about Ragathiel if you don't let splitting hairs bout the meaning of vengeance get in the way says or even implies they or he is about that just killing people.

I would love to see inquisitor as a damage-dealing cleric doctrine.

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keftiu wrote:
Kobold Catgirl wrote:
Honestly, I'm the opposite--I wish champions were distanced more from the gods, and got to focus entirely on being as good and kind as possible. If I wanted to play some sky wizard's loyal cop, I'd play a warpriest or inquisitor or whatever exists now.

Eberron, as always, handles this very well - in this case, both by allowing divine characters to be a half-step away from their gods /and/ by allowing divine characters dedicated to an ideal or domain, rather than a god.

PF2 attempts to straddle “powerful shield of your god” and “Alignment warrior,” but the end result is a kind of incoherent combo: a devout warrior who cares about one of six preset philosophies more than anything actually tied to their god or church.

You can totally do Ideas, philosophies etc as a "god" it isn't in the published setting but it isn't hard to do with in the rules of the game.

keftiu wrote:
I want to see Michael Sayre’s take on the Shaman, the one that actually draws on real-world shamanic practices.

Shamanic practices differ a lot depending on which culture they are from but the Shaman as a primary healer and diviner to compete with the cleric would be nice.

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Calistria probably has a large sect of Abolitionists as nothing breeds wanting revenge as being enslaved.

Desna would abhor slavery because it means a lack of freedom to travel.

Iomedae - basically the good of lawful goodness would probably see it as a twisted mockery of law and as evil as it gets so support slavery's destruction.

Torag would have it because it ruins families,

Erastil because it ruins community.

In fact all good deities probably hate slavery, most chaotic and neutral too.

Did 5e turn Candelkeep into a school?

VampByDay wrote:

2) Shaman. A staple in fantasy, playing a shaman is pretty limited in Pathfinder 2e. Clerics can't seem to choose philosophies (or even pantheons, RAW) as sources of power. So unless your GM makes an exception, your cleric can't worship the spirits of the land or ancestors to gain power. Sure, I guess you could be a druid, but that ties you into one of the druid types and none of those types are 'spirits of the land' or 'ancestors.' You could play an oracle, but that implies that the spirtis chose YOU, not that YOU went out to worship THEM. Either an anamism/spirit worship druid path or just a new shaman class would work.

Clerics can def worship Pantheons and Philosopies.

That is actually in the Advanced Players Guide and it also says they really don't worship the Orc deities.

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I am guessing in 2e Orcs will like other races not really have as big a pantheon as they did in 1e and most cultures we see will worship already established gods just with different names like how the Matanji worship Kazutal,as Majagua.

Dretha, is so much like Lamashtu it's silly for example and why would Lamashtu allow such a thing to exist and take worshipers from her, especially since she is known for killing and taking the power of deities and demon lords whose power she wants.

Zura sounds like Urgathoa.

Gorum and Zagresh are pretty similar especially with Gorum's 2e revision/Clarification.

Wasnt Zarta Dralneen a Wizard in 1e?

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Writing policy is always a legal issue.

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The Raven Black wrote:

Still wondering why people think lawyers are the right kind of professionals to help a company work with its employees on how to improve their overall management process.

Especially considering such an expense is a pretty high investment. What is the return here?

Going out on a limb but because a very large part of a lawyer's job, especially a cooperate law firm on retainer is to advise the company on laws and how to be in compliance with them?

I get that most of us only get involved with lawyers while being defended by one or being defended against one, I'd never trust anyone advice on the legality of things that didn't have a law degree personally, that would be like trusting someone's opinion on medical issues that was just spouting off on a forum or Facebook.

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If you make a dwarf from Dongun Hold, does that home region unlock the dwarf ancestry options in Guns and Gears?

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A little sad to see the inventor doesn't seem to have access to the gears weapon selection.

Calling Hasbro a TTRPG company is a little silly, it's a bit like calling Phillips Morris a food company just because it owns Kraft.

Notice you can't tell how much of Hasbro's profits are TTRPG's it's likely drastically less than .1%. Hell they weren't even interested in D&D so much as Magic.

According to, Paizo has a revenue of around 34.5 million.

Type not inconsistency.

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The campaign players guide has some I think?

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Ok, Thanks that did the trick.

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So if none of our old sessions have transferred over we need to mail you at ?

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Really sucks that Guns and Gear didn't get into this update.

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It's still a step forward and super relevant to the issues Paizo is in the middle of.

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Learn to pronounce
the state of being diverse; variety.

the practice or quality of including or involving people from a range of different social and ethnic backgrounds and of different genders, sexual orientations, etc.

literally falls into the definition. So it must further the goal of diversity unless you hold the opinion that LGBT+ inclusion isn't warranted and a good step to prevent homophobia and transphobia?

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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Yup, all for diversity as long as it brings them money but at the top, not so much.

Again how is adding someone that isn't a straight white male at the top of the corporate ladder not furthering diversity?

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Why would it shock people that with their continual growth into computer games, e-commerce, and the nexus and easier 3rd party publishing that the two people who are in charge of those things are given more leadership authority and voice? And at least one of the people given more leadership responsibilities was not a straight white male, how is that not furthering diversity?

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The other item phylacteries arent symbols of evil so probably won't get renamed, I think it was just the idea of something so holy to some people being turned into an unholy thing that was the reason it was changed.

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What happened to the replay credits that were awarded? I can't seem to find the ones that used to show up on my society page.

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Alex Speidel wrote:

It was on-schedule to be sanctioned in time for release on the 27th and the Double AcP weekend next weekend. I have been informed that it was released early, which was a surprise to me.

Next weekend is it only Head Shot the Rot the only Double AcP or is it all things run during that weekend?

My shipping doesn't seem to be very high but Paizo is one of the few I order from so maybe I am just used to it.

I am guessing high shipping costs are out of the US?

Shirren_Human_Expert wrote:
Sooooo, whats the point of a subscription then if you're getting railed on the Shipping price?

You get a pdf and usually get it before the book comes out?

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Being that the Society is in all the important ways a Guild, that is already a union for the time.

Man I hope PFS keeps the classes legal , and makes use of the access sidebar for uncommon stuff from this book.

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The organized play foundation page seems to be down so it is impossible to get the guide there is the another copy of it some where?

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