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Scarab Sages

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Pretty much the only thing I'd want to do is have a subtotal at the bottom of the gold before money spent.

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As I've learned recently first hand, if we're that concerned about farmers, how about just not letting them sit at your table?

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And I completely disagree with the assessment that replay killed 4E. I loved 4E, but I was (am) in the minority. LFR was killed because way too many people hated 4E--not because of replay.

Also, and this is EXTREMELY significant--there were NO rewards for DMing in 4E. NONE.

OK, I've changed my mind. The complete lack of rewards for DMing in 4E was what killed OP. Also, people hated it.

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My problem with people hating on option four is as follows--

1E will effectively be a "dead" campaign. As an organized play format, it will NEVER grow, no matter replay or not. Would replay truly make GMs quite 1E? Wouldn't they likely already quit to move on to SFS and 2E?

As a collaboration, what if we keep the current replay model, then, after season 1 of 2E comes to a close, unlimited replay opens up?

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As a soon to be 4 star GM who was hoping to get to 5 (I probably still could)...

I prefer a complete reset for 2E. Leave the 1E stars in place, but they don't really have any effect on 2E.

The Stars is an actual mechanic in 1E--you can't run some adventures until you have 4 stars. I understand the reasoning behind that *is* system mastery. It would make no sense to have those for a system that no one has mastered yet.

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Cannot. Wait. So soooooooooon!!!!

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I'm sure your cleric would be very useful and helpful. Connections to any of the deities in the player's guide would be pretty great, especially the Rose

I just found out about the Hunter with the courtly archetype. I REALLY would like to play one of these in Hell's Rebels myself. Just a thought.

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Totally unrelated, but is there going to be word this week on volunteering for Origins?

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I think I'm missing something. I can't find the research rules in the PRD. They're in the Ultimate Intrigue book, right?

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How does a PC have a Monk/Barbarian? Don't the alignment requirements make it impossible?

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Rambone, I have tried, unsuccessfully, for years to get malevolenced. Beat up a bunch of haunts instead.

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Also, really looking forward to GMing at Origins. Thanks for the update, Tonya

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Congrats Mike McKeown!

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At high tier, there is an expectation that pathfinders will go into scenarios prepared for the unexpected. It's harder to financially afford this if you've min/maxed all your gold into your gear so that, while awesome at your couple of tricks, you're lost elsewhere.

People had negative levels? Totally. That's what that wand of restoration was for. Also...maybe spend some of your own resources on things that will help you or your companions out.

Essentially though, those who didn't like it want everyone else not to like it.

That's just not going to happen. In the words of Elsa, "Let it Go!"

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You know, a WHOLE lot of this could have been solved if the PCs actually listened to the ritual leader.

And the language in the beginning of the first encounter does NOT need to be edited. A player could INFER something that was not IMPLIED. Critical thinking skills could be necessary here. There was an assumption made--which wouldn't even be detrimental, although I could see how it could be frustrating.

I just think this adventure didn't fit preconceived notions (one poster has repeatedly written as much), so some folks didn't know how to handle it.

Mr. Duval, excellent adventure! I can't wait for more from you!

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God help him if anything--anything at all--weighs him down.

But yeah, allies only get his bonus if he takes total defense and does not attack. Which includes no parry? (you can't make opp attacks if you total defense)

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As for players wishing to get the amazing boon for Scarab Sage characters...I really don't think it's the intention to have a faction ending scenario be a benefit to those players that want to hop factions so they can get all the cool stuff on one character. Narratively, a person with 10 goals filled has been with the faction for some time, and should rightly be considered for that boon. Someone who just started this season (in August) really doesn't have the history with the organization.

It's a bit like people who wanted to switch factions twice in season 4 to get the cool boons.

With that being said, if you have the faction cards, the statement has been made that they aren't completely removing the faction, so that you can continue to get goals completed.

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Kobold Press also has the Ravenfolk in one of their races books, both 5E and PF

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Are you thinking of the Syrinx?

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For those of us who still haven't received our book...is there a good way to get in touch with the Frogs?

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I liked it. It was much better than Cats. I want to see it again and again.

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Uh...is this actually 26 feet square?

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From the beginning of the play-test for the ACG, my shaman has been wanting to be part of a "Golarion" focused faction. I even started making a fluff faction: Shepherds of the Voice.

Those pathfinders, in whatever faction they were really in, who were willing to consider the needs of the world and its inhabitants were welcome to join my little idea.

I know the Concordance is all elemental and what-not, but it still doesn't seem like it's necessarily looking out for the well-being of the world. I, for one, will likely always push the faction to consider the ramifications of the Society's efforts on the world around.

The Voice:
If you listen, you will hear it

~Nalvaim~

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I think I'm also upset that by archaeologist will likely not have any more chances to date Tahonikepsu. Been working on that for like 4 years now and she still hasn't said yes. To be fair, she hasn't said no either. I guess there's still time.

See what I did there?

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I'm not going to lie, I'm terribly disappointed that Scarab Sages are going away.

I'm inclined to say a lot of unpleasant things right now, but I also try not to burn any bridges.

I'm going to try and find info justification.

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No, but there are an infinite number of monkeys outside who want to talk about this script for Hamlet they came up with.

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I'm getting ready to run this on Saturday (the 9th). Here's my math regarding Vector:

Normal hit: 2d6 + 24 (15 from PA, 9 from strength)

For his vital strike power attack crit:

8d6 + 312

improved vital strike adds 4d6; 2d6 crit becomes 4d6

static modifier: [9x2=18 {strength} + 15x2x2 {MPA doubles the PA damage before the crit mod}] x 4 (MVS multiplies the static mods that are 'doubled' on a crit by the number of extra dice due to the feat, ergo 4)

[18 + 60] x 4

[78] x 4

312

Ok, tear it up folks :)

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I'm still longing for my blightt copy

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I just received my minis from backing the kickstarter of this. The minis look amazing! REALLY looking forward to receiving my PDF and book!

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Oh man, I WAS planning on taking 1 level of Gunslinger at level 12 (mysterious stranger), but getting that Improved Evasion from level 12 of bard may be too tempting.

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I have this *exact* same character, though mine was found wandering the streets of Sothis (vagabond trait) and originally hired by the Osirions to do some work for them before joining the Society.

He's level 7 now. We recently had a scenario with 3 bards and a cleric. Yep. I tanked.

Hasted, lucked, heroismed...didn't have power attack, and, uh....i forgot I had arcane strike. It wasn't easy, but we prevailed.

I dipped a little bit into whip feats for some versatility. With Fate's favored, I have +3 going on everything pretty much all the time (52 rounds, at least). 18 cha, lingering performance, extra performance. So saying you have crappy saves is...misleading.

He's focused on having one of whatever is needed all the time. His name is Ready.

I'm sure you can do some decent damage output if you're really concerned by getting a 2-h weapon somehow, or even just using your longsword 2-h, adding power attack, luck, etc.

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Languages. Having done some elemental games when no one in the party spoke the languages, nor had comp languages, I think it might be fun to give languages out at appropriate times.

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Is this still a thing people are doing?

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It's a very possible thing to be more proactive about broader art images. WotC nailed it with the 5e player's handbook

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Is there any information on which (if any) faction story-line this impacts?

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Having just finished watching American Horror Story season 2: Asylum, I very much appreciate this map.

Also, I'm thinking this map could be useful for a certain town in Strahd's domain.

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Mr. Compton, I deeply appreciate you posting which maps are in these scenarios. Thanks!

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No, I didn't know, thus the asking. Thanks for the link!

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Do we have any suggestions as to updated appropriate classes, bloodlines, etc.

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I have played a ranger up to level 20 for free on DDO, and had a blast doing it. Having a pay account allows you access to more material, but it's very, very solo-able. I haven't played in a while, but I had joined a wonderful guild who didn't expect me to drop everything and play. Most of my guildmates were very close to my age (43). The game is mostly based on 3.5 D&D.

Hope this helps.

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Oh man, did the sleeves of many garments just get nerfed as badly as I think they did?

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I play both O.o

PFS in my area seems to 'lose' more players to Shadowrun, Star Wars, and Dicemasters than anything else.

One store that used to be the local hotspot for OP for D&D and PFS has hardly any gaming of those two. Another area has grown greatly over the past two years.

As a player and DM of both, I see either:
1) People who play D&D were not people who played PFS, or
2) People who play D&D also play PFS

Ok, there's also 1 guy who doesn't do PFS anymore due to assumed need for rules mastery. But he doesn't count. Hopefully, as my DM most of the time, he's not reading this. Ahem.

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I'm running a Zeitgeist campaign right now, and wow, some of these things would be AMAZING for it.

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They tried to break us. Looks like they'll try again

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OMG OMG OMG OMG!!! I just found this thread. I missed out on 3.x of 'the game', so I didn't get hip to FGG until about 2012. You guys seem like a great company and I am seriously looking forward to your material. I have the Tome of Horrors Complete for PF and the Tsar Saga. Those things are amazing.
I am a HUGE fan of campaign settings, and I can't believe you're putting together your work in such a thorough manner. That's HUGE.
Also, I love all things Lovecraftian. I understand that the blight messes with the mind. That is good.

Ia, Ia.

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This may be more than you are interested in, but the ZEITGEIST adventure path from EN Publishing is absolutely Amazing.

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Those poor followers of Mitra have it so terribly, terribly confused. Only a right structure to the society can allow meaningful growth. Lawbreakers must realize that prison is hell, or crime will flourish. We can fix our crime problems, but the current regime will not do what is necessary.
The poor and destitute can easily be taken care of, used as a cheap and abundant labor force.
Honestly, the example of hierarchy and structure that Divine Asmodeus has given us are so practical, how can it be that we haven't embraced this model earlier? Because of the weakness and foolishness of the followers of Mitra!
We need change! And I will lead us into that change. There IS hope for our future, if we but have the fortitude to grasp it and stay on course. As the spiritual leader of our nation, I will gather allies together to lead us into the bright future of prosperity. Hail Asmodeus!

((I cannot wait to play this AP with my cleric of Asmodeus. Thanks for the ideas, folks.))

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One thing I am curious about. How many of us dual role? That is, how many of us play AND gm? I've benefited greatly from GMs willing to VOLUNTEER their time, talent, and money to allow me the opportunity to have some fun. At their expense.

I'm quite curious if players really understand that GMs are volunteering so that the players can have fun. It's not like the GM isn't having fun, and there is some decent reward for GMing, which is great!

But let's be honest: the GM is giving up something so you (I) can have fun. If they want to hide their dice-rolls, well, let them. If your overpowered ability is making them miserable, consider the long term effects of those actions. "Gee, every time I GM for (insert player or character class), I really don't enjoy it. I think I'm going to take a break from GMing for awhile". Is your goal as a power-gamer to ensure that GMs discontinue running games for you?

And by the way--when was the last time you bought something for your GM, brought then something, or heck, just asked your GM how you could help them out.

Wait, that's too convicting to me, personally. Forget I said that.

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I have concerns about how this book will interact with PFS. But I try to remember that not all PF is PFS.

I hope the shaman has similarities to 4Es shaman, which is an awesome class. New mechanics, but not terribly difficult ones.

And...still no psionic class? Psionics would be fun.

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MR. Cary, thanks for your explanation of the banners. "I didn't communicate that to Mike so when the banners went up no particular attention was paid to the order of the banners and it randomized the grouping". That explains a LOT. Mustering is always nutty, and I think always will be, but having a more intuitive layout will be helpful.

I think we have to be careful about the 'generic' tickets thing. I doubt it would be good policy to make ticket holders who spent 'real' money on generics feel like second class citizens--particularly if Paizo would like them to be customers.

I've GMed an played a number of specials/Battle Interactives. Thurston, I really, really appreciate how meaningful the actions of low level characters were in ACT 3. I was GMing a 3-4 group, and they (and I) felt awesome when it was announced that another volley struck the demons. Major kudos to making lowbies feel important.

Mr. Brock (and all of Paizo), thanks for the credit given per slot, thanks a TON for the water (thanks for the runners who offered it, too), and thanks for giving me a really nice room to sleep in.

I heard a lot of new players (I ran 1-5 tables all con) talk about how well they'd been treated, how excellent their experience had been, etc. That is so awesome.

Thanks to all the HQ folks. You all were really great. Thanks to Mr. Brock for going out of his way to get my badge so that I could get my refund.

I look forward to GMing other cons for PFS.

Colin McGough

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