Danse Macabre

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Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1

Navarre though of Talis, and her cultist father.

No, these cultists are not all the same. They are first and foremost people - and people come in all types.

He bit his tongue. He had worked stables enough to know that you can't make a mule move by pushing it... that and Brax's rebuke hit home hard. The dwarf had once again proven himself to be the most sensible and level-headed of the group.

"Let's deal with this new threat and consider our options after."

He proceeds toward the main gate, but this time takes a position on the walls.


Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1

Still rattled, Navarre emerges from the stable.

"Well done, Eska." He says, though clearly still wrapped up in his own inner turmoil.

Some hero I am.... no, it is just that my destiny lies elsewhere. Perhaps Eska's fate turns on this point, and thus she needed to face the dragon alone. Fate is strange sometimes. For one to succeed alone, all others must fail. That is no black mark against those that failed - having a destiny to fulfill doesn't mean being the hero of every story in the meantime.


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Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1

Navarre spent the hour by the stables, sitting on the ground and leaning against a bale of hay. Some might find the noise and smell of the horses disruptive to their rest, but Navarre had spent more than a few days working in stables, or for that matter sleeping in them at night. Mercenaries can afford to stay in inns, but when you don't ask a poor farmer to pay you for your aid, sometimes a pile of hay and a roof under your head are luxuries.

He had even nodded off a bit when the dragon attacked. Startled, he jumped to his feet...

Wisdom Save: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (10) + 2 = 12
Well... that's 0 for 3. Some heroes we are. :p

... and immediately finds himself far too busy calming horses to go face the dragon. It wasn't a heroic task, but someone had to do it - else the horses might trample countless refugees. That doing so kept him under the shelter of the stable and out of sight of the dragon surely wasn't the real reason...


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Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1

"No offense Brax, but I think a beard would ruin her beautiful face. It does well to hide yours, though."

Navarre says with a smirk as he follows them out ready to provide covering fire should the patrol appear.


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Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1

"You are lucky we have more important foes to face this day. If we ever meet again..."

Golden flames erupt from his eyes, his mouth, and suddenly engulf his whole body.

"... I will personally deliver the wrath of the divine on your heads."

As quickly as the flames appear, they disappear and he turns and walks away.


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Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1

Thieves. This is who she calls 'friends'? This is getting us nowhere fast.

A fury takes hold of Navarre, and the caution he has been advocating gives way.

"Tell me, what makes you any different than the filth that has driven the guards to the keep? If you had a dragon at your back, and the numbers these cultists have, what would stop you from raiding a town this same way?"

He shakes his head.

"The people of this town work hard, and leeches like you disgust me."

int for potion: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (20) + 1 = 21


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pithica42 wrote:
GhostInTheMachine wrote:
pithica42 wrote:

It's not, Cast Spell > Make Ranged Attack > Covering Fire.

It's Covering Fire > Make Ranged Attack

Where in the second one is the standard action to cast the spell?

The exact same place the standard action normally needed to make a ranged attack with a weapon goes when you wrap it in Harrying/Covering Fire.

Ah, I see how it is you are interpreting now. I thought I did before, but I was slightly off.

As I see it, there is a distinction between an attack and a standard attack action.

An attack is literally the act of rolling the die and your attack modifier, etc.; a standard attack action is the game mechanic entity that is part of the action economy.

With this distinction, Harrying fire is a standard action that contains an attack. It does not contain a standard attack action.

Harrying Fire, Covering Fire, Casting Telekinetic Projectile, and a Standard Attack are all variations of the same thing - standard actions that entail an attack.


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Halek wrote:
Descriptive text is rules. It is in the rulebook and that means it is part of the rules.

No. Just no. This is the source of much facepalming when it comes to rule lawyering. Descriptive text is there to provide context and make reading the book interesting and not merely an act of logical kung fu.

Some people enjoy logical kung fu (I happen to be one of them), but many people do not. Paizo wants to sell to the larger group, not the narrow one.

It would be much clearer for Paizo to separate out all rules text from flavor text, perhaps putting flavor text in a different font-face (like flavor text in many card games), but they did not. Perhaps it was deemed that the additional cost in editorial and typesetting wages was not worth it, perhaps they just didn't think it was necessary.

Halek wrote:
The armor section never states you must wear only 1 set of armor.

It is literally impossible for the book to list all of the things that are not possible. "It doesn't say I can't" is not a good argument. I don't think the book says that a gnome can't fly purely because they choose to... but that doesn't mean they can.


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pithica42 wrote:

It's not, Cast Spell > Make Ranged Attack > Covering Fire.

It's Covering Fire > Make Ranged Attack

Where in the second one is the standard action to cast the spell?

pithica42 wrote:
Per the rules for spellcasting, a spell with an attack roll is, itself, an attack. They are equivalent. ((Cast Spell with Attack Roll))==((Attack))

Ok, I think I see where you are coming from, and where we disagree. Casting Telekinetic Projectile is not an attack. It is a standard action that contains an attack within it.

Similarly Covering Fire is a standard action that contains an attack action.

The issue is not whether or not TkP is an attack (no one is arguing it isn't), it is a question of how you get two standard actions in the same turn.


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I think the fundamental issue is whether or not you can wear multiple suits of armor in the first place.

General -
Unspecified.
Note that Pg 230 only talks about the relative positions of armor and clothing. It says nothing about multiple suits of armor. The text of Second Skin merely states that it can be worn under armor - it means nothing that isn't already stated on pg 230.

Specific -
a)you can wear a suit of light armor under powered armor.
b)you cannot wear heavy armor under powered armor.

Other than those two specific cases, as far as I am aware there is nothing stating one way or another. That leaves it up to the GM to determine.


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Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1
DM Red wrote:
The creatures swarm up her ankle and begin to chew through her pants.

Emphasis added.

Having actually had (pet) rats climbing around on me (and occasionally chew on my clothing)... given enough time and motivation rats can chew through steel, but study cloth (like denim or canvas) or leather will still only have little more than a few small holes in it in just a few seconds, even from a swarm.

So no, Orion, her pants should be still quite intact.


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Male NG Half-Elf Warlock (Celestial) | HP 10/10 | AC 13 | Init: +2 | Pass Perc: 12 | Saves: Str+0 Dex+2 Con+2 Int+0 Wis+2* Cha+5* | Spd 30ft | Healing Light:0/2 | Spells: 1st 1/1

A dragon? What... why... the cult must have something to do with this. Talis might be in there. Surely it's not my destiny to die here... but maybe this is exactly what I was chosen for.

Navarre grabs his crowbar from the ground. How did it even fall out of my pack?
"It will be safer to stay out here, but I must go help. If any of you are brave enough to come with me, I am sure we can do more together than I can alone."

Without waiting for a response, he starts running towards the burning town.


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Miles Dugo wrote:
I am not super experienced with Starfinder myself, Anastacea, but your character looked entirely reasonable to me. I am sure others could help you optimize more, but I didn’t see any errors myself...

Thanks! I'm more concerned with errors and flat-out bad options than optimization, so this is exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for.