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For one minute you are stunned 1. So you lose one action each round for a minute.

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I like the wands that have some special, unique effects that enhance the spell. I look forward to seeing more wands like that.

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I don't think you can. For reference page 468-469 that details what you do on your turn. It suggests that on your turn is when you gain your 3 actions and your reaction. To me that suggests you don't start an encounter with a reaction - you gain it at the start of your turn.

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I was excited about getting back into PFS with the new rules until I realized the guide was not even at Paizo anymore. I'll pass on the live digital guide. Instead I can just focus on a home campaign.

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Pencil and Paper for me. The less tech at the table the better.

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Wheldrake wrote:
I started with two weeks of downtime mode, to get them invested in the place they would be using as a base of operations for the first session or two.

I love this idea. Definitely going to use it. Thanks for sharing.

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I think you also have the Counter Performance Composition Spell, so that would be a Focus Spell for you. Page 97 for reference.

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I'm still confused - will Paizo be releasing a PFS Guide or not? I just want to go to my Digital Content section and see the guide there so I can download the pdf from Paizo. If that isn't going to happen I just want to know so I can ignore PFS and focus on to something else.

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Every day I check in to see if the new guide has been released. Every day I am disappointed.

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Question on Dragons - entry notes 'shape-changing dragons.' I can't tell if any of the dragons listed are shape-changing dragons. Can someone point one of them out to me so I know what to look for in the stat blocks? It's probably right in front of my face, but I can't find it.

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My favorite of the bullet points is the reminder that only make one roll for opposed actions. Roll against a DC instead of opposed is great.

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I think in my world it would have a different effect. Put on the Eye of Robes and every creature within your sight appears to be wearing robes. Popular item at the nudist colony for those times you just want to see a little less reality.

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Didn't someone use GP in an earlier session to name an NPC? I can't remember if that has happened yet.

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Does Amazon generally ship the books on release date? Just curious if pre-ordering through Paizo would mean most likely getting the books earlier or not.

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While I haven't played at the higher levels yet, I am concerned about this direction as well. Crits will happen more often in 2nd edition, so those extra dice will be 'in play' quite a bit.

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I'm guessing it is an effort to get away from EVERYONE having to get the same magic items because they are hands-down so good. Perhaps in the final version there will be magic items that are more unique and interesting than a Cloak of Resistance +1 or a Ring of Protection.

Re: the cost. Paizo has dramatically changed the pricing/economy. So 215 gp in 2nd edition is not the same as 215 gp in 1st edition.

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Interesting question that made me dig out my Bestiary for the description of a Pathfinder 1st edition Harpy. Vile bird-like women. Looks like the Harpy is getting a change for 2nd edition.

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Great idea that will probably be very easy to make for the final product. I'm guessing this one will get taken care of.

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Increase in Perception is hidden in Class Abilities. Example is Ranger who gets Master Perception at 7th Level via Evasion and Legendary Perception at 15th Level via Improved Evasion. Bottom line is you really have to read into the class abilities to see these increases as they do not stand out on their own.

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My answer to this has changed with the announcement of 2nd edition. For about a year I took a break from Pathfinder after playing consistently since the beginning because it just kept getting bigger. Now that 2nd edition is on the visible horizon I can look at 1st edition as being complete. I won't have to worry about what new books are coming to make it more complicated. So it's not too big anymore.

I look forward to playing 1st edition again, but I am also looking forward to seeing what 2nd edition will look like.

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Lyee wrote:
I think it might have been that the table-time for us to explore an empty hex was perhaps 15 seconds.

I think this is my main takeaway from the hex exploring. Tough to get bored when all you have to do is take 15 seconds to roll dice and move on to the next one. My group is doing the same thing - quick roll and move on.

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I bet there will be an uptick in reporting on the play test PFS scenarios after the Doomsday Dawn chapters are played through. I know I plan on playing/running the PFS scenarios but my group is doing DD first.

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shroudb wrote:
Combat is a "social encounter" for our barbarian and most our murderhobos.

LOL, I just had to pull this quote out - just too good.

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Lyricanna wrote:
Finally. The slowed condition was the single largest cause of our party wipes.

I haven't read the update yet but I did find your comment interesting. I believe this current change to the death and dying rules are supposed to make it MORE deadly.

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Switch over to hex grids? Have fun drawing out those rooms and hallways.

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Great topic that I had not thought about. The question in the title is perfect - why is it a spell at all? Interesting to think about Dispel as a class feature instead of a spell.

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Sounds like the pre-update rules as Fuzzy-Wuzzy suggests. I'll add to that. The rules are changing again on Monday, so make sure to check out that update when it is available.

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Weirdo wrote:
Wait, only until the end of the year? Between meeting only roughly every other week and taking longer to go through chapters, my group is just about to start In Pale Mountain's Shadow. At that rate we'll be lucky to finish Chapter 3 before the surveys close. :(

I'm guessing no reason to keep them open longer if the end of the year date represents the time frame of finalizing the rules for printing.

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Every two weeks Paizo is coming out with updates and changes. This is what the play test is all about.

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I think I could get on board with making diagonals 5' as well. While I don't have a problem with how it works now I can see how it would simplify it for everyone. Are there any real drawbacks to doing this?

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I'm not looking forward to the incorporeal fight when I get to it this weekend. I'm guessing groups really have to be set up to deal with an encounter like this for them to have any chance at all?

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So keep it in for those that would like to use it or take it out for those that don't like it and will not use it. I lean towards keeping it in since it really doesn't take up much space in the book.

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I've found the combats to be pretty quick and easy to run so far. This will probably be even more pronounced as my group gets to the higher level chapters when comparing it to 1st edition.

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It always did affect AC but I think most people did not realize that so the wording was changed to make it more clear. So this does not represent a change, just clarity.

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It is interesting to read about how groups approached this chapter. Speeds things up if they decide perhaps they can skip the elementals. And the difference between using fire v. mummies and not using fire. That 'weakness' stat can really change things in a hurry!

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One very simple house rule I would make would be re: identifying magic items. It's just not fun or interesting to have to roll to identify every little magic item so as GM I'll just tell them exactly what they found - unless the item is something unique and important to the story.

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That was one of the first things my party wizard realized - can't ready a two action spell.

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Another example of why I like to read the forums. I was not aware of this and now I'm glad to learn about it!

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Play testing is not for everyone. Does your group currently play and enjoy 1st edition? If so, you probably can just ignore the playtest and keep playing 1st. Then in a about a year you can check it out again to see what the final product looks like.

Has your group played through all the available content for 1st edition? My thought on the playtest is - if it doesn't fit for my group I have tons of material for 1st edition we can still play.

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Ultimatecalibur wrote:
A level 8 untrained Wizard might have a +6 bonus to Athletics checks compared to a level 1 trained Barbarian's +5 bonus to Athletics checks, but that dooesn't mean that the Wizard should be attempting to make every check that the Barbarian can attempt. The Wizard might have a better chance to succeed when making a check both can perform due to experience but the Wizard can not attempt any check that requires training, expertise, mastery or being legendary.

I agree. The gatekeeping is the most important part of this system. Because of that I would like to see very clear details on exactly what activities are 'gated' for the final product. Each Skill should have a specific list showing the gated actions. Very important list because it becomes 'anything not on this list is basically available for anyone to attempt.'

It would be bad form if future supplements added to the gated actions so they need to have this comprehensive from day one.

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Correct. You add your level to your AC.

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There is a potential downfall to everyone rolling to aid - critical failures are a detriment to success.

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On the bright side - the staggered pace will allow for groups that are not keeping up to be able to report using all the tweaks and changes being implemented. This play test goes up in level every Chapter, so I think it will be a good thing that some groups might be reporting on the early chapters using the accumulation of changes on the horizon.

In fact, I might argue that could be more important that every group keeping the same pace.

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I enjoyed the 'make your own map' encounters mainly because were sort of wide-open anyways and simple areas. It seems to work well for outdoor/ in the wild encounters. Probably not so much in a dungeon setting.

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Survey data for Chapter 1 was coming in at 6% character deaths and so far on Chapter 2 it was about the same so it doesn't sound like there is a huge TPK problem.

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Expect more changes every couple of weeks as they get feedback. Like the dying rules changing already and FYI signature skills are going away as of this upcoming Monday's change notes.

I'm guessing Resonance will change before the play test is over as well. But it is still too early for that in my opinion since the first two chapters are low level. Probably see more resonance feedback at the mid-level chapters.

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You are not really falling behind until December when they officially close all the surveys. Paizo has made it clear they are collecting all the survey data up into sometime in December. So just keep plugging along at the pace you can.

As the weeks go by I'm sure the number of people not keeping pace with the survey release dates will just keep growing.

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I didn't play Starfinder very much, but this does sound like something worth considering for 2nd edition.

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Shaheer-El-Khatib wrote:
Pretty sure it is bad working and the intent is that it stack

This is the most logical reason. So I'll hold off judgement until the next official errata comes out.

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I appreciate the answers and info. Mainly I posted this in case anyone else was making the same incorrect assumptions as I was. I often find nuggets of information within the message boards that help me out.

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