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I fully understand the scenario of the delay but I also know the reaction of the evil mage would change as well. When confronted with three enemies within 20' feet of him, no allies near him and seeing a ranged weapon pointing in his direction he would change his actions. His initiative has not come up yet and when it does he commands undead to protect him instead of casting a spell and therefore the Ranger never gets of his attacks because a spell was never cast. I wanted to make sure that we were playing everything out properly before moving forward with the initiative.


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I am buying this do to Endzeitgeist review and deadly plants can be surprizing fun when screwing with your players. So here's to opening some creaking doors to "Rusted Iron Games".


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Psychic Warrior is truly my favorite class but unfortunately not an option.


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Plane and simple,Ultimate Psionics is considered as a Core Rulebook at our groups table.


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If this is to be a book of variant rules, I would love to see new systems for spell casting other than the Vancian (spellpoints, etc.).


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Ken Pawlik wrote:
Guy Ladouceur wrote:
Is Paizo going to sell this product or should I go elsewhere to buy it. This looks like something something are group must have and I have trusted Endzeitgeist on a couple of products to date, and he hasn't let me down.

Hi Guy, I can't speak for Paizo, but I picked up the hardcover + PDF from Drivethrurpg for $22.99 + shipping (under $32 total shipped to Canada - super cheap!). The PDF only is also currently on sale on the d20PFSRD store for $6.99 I believe.

Drivethrurpg also has a huge sample of the book available so you can make a very informed decision before you buy. I know I'm eagerly awaiting my hard copy!

Thanks for the info, I to am in Canada and will be ordering this product, but I just thought shipping cheaper if ordering from Paizo because I receive a monthly order anyway.


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Is Paizo going to sell this product or should I go elsewhere to buy it. This looks like something something are group must have and I have trusted Endzeitgeist on a couple of products to date, and he hasn't let me down.


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Yes our group uses psionics in all Campaigns we play.

Yes we use Magic/Psionics Transparency, makes for easy integration into any gaming group.

Yes to RAW.

As to any extra work when it comes to adding the rules set, I would say yes to consuming some extra time initially but once you learn the Power Point system it becomes just as fluid as any other aspect of the game.
With that said IMO the PPS that Psionics uses is far more enjoyable than the Vancian system has ever been and for that reason are group converts many of their characters (that are casters) to the point system.


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I truly don't believe we need a 2nd edition to the Pathfinder RPG but I am always interested in better rules to retrofit into my existing game. For that reason I am asking other gamers on their opinions on how to improve this great system that we enjoy playing.
I have many rules I have added/changed to make the system better(in my opinion) one being adding Dreamscarred Presses Psionic system into our groups gaming experience, please share yours.
Our group has all incorporated the Rules from Rogue Glory (Drop Dead Studios)so as to make the Rogue a viable class in which to play.


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
boldstar wrote:
I have just started a campaign of rogues, monks and fighters only, using the talented line. Very fun.

I love hearing people like the line. Thanks!

(And feel free to write that in a review form, too... )

Apparently a LOT of people are enjoying using the books as the basis for campaigns, which I think is awesome. I doubt talented barbarian will slow down that trend, either. indeed, one of my playtesting groups is now running a campaign with only talented barbarian characters, and are thrilled they can take some many different roles. It's a campaign set in the home village of a specific barbarian tribe, but the group has a warrior, a true berserker, a shaman, and a sneak, all using talented barbarians. :)

Sounds great, the Barbarians are finally being treated as a people not a class.

You know with all the great 3PPs out there, Paizo will never need to make a 2.0, for it's easy enough to plug these products into the existing game and be off and running with a much improved RPG.


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This book is in my top 3 books I purchased in the last year - Mythic Adventures and Dreamscarred's Psionic books the others.
I'm right there with you on your choices, 2013 was a great year for the PFRPG and its 3PP. Just bringing up this made me look at my purchasing of products over the past year and I can hardly believe how much I spent on gaming. The Talented line, Rogue Gallery, It came from the Stars, the Cerulean Seas products the list just doesn't stop, please keep them coming. The talent out there is just amazing, though it does tend to hurt the pocket book, and make for some lost time investigating how to best play this amazing product. I know I am off topic with this post and I could go on with the many companies and their products, so I will stop but not before I say thank you to all who contribute to the hobby I so enjoy.
P.S. in closing let me mention the people like Endzeitgeist whom take the time to review the products out there for they are invaluable to my decisions even though they may not like how they sound when taped.
Thanks again


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Throws a bomb into the middle of a group of Goblins and once the smoke clears the littered bodies spell out "The Talented Alchemist".

Sure would like to see this product but I'm not sure there is enough material to date to even expect it.

Owen, loving this product line keep up the great work.


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We use the "massive damage" rule at our table whenever it is called for. The way our group see's it, death lurk's around every corner, though it rarely come's to visit, yet there should always a chance it comes knocking. The massive damage rule's are just another means to that end, and though hp's are abstract taking 50 hp's or getting them cut in half on one single attack, in our minds should bring on the onset of shock and/or possible death. We have gone one step further in all truth and have added a +1 to the fortitude save for ever 10 hp over the bench mark 50 hp (eg. 60hp sv @ 16 fort. 70hp sv @ 17 fort. etc.).

Yes, it sucks when a PC dies, but the upside is at lower levels you try something new and at higher levels death is temporary anyway so add a little drama.

We as a group always play with six member's in our party and that could be why we find death to be less significant when it does happen. Yet because of bad choices and/or luck there should be some repercussions and added stresses to the rest of the party.

My question is why do people exclude this rule? Do they not see death as an option in there games? Does it happen to often in their group's?

We always found it to be a viable option (massive damage) and I'm wondering are we as a group looking at it wrong.


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Vassago Embrace wrote:
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OK here is the deal. Paizo is a business. A business is trying to make a profit. By said business making a profit, they pay taxes and employ people.

Paizo is also a small company, so they are not making say what Wal Mart makes.

It does not matter who prints, if I was the cheapest printer, and printing them in my back yard, and got a quality product out, and on time and was breaking no laws, Paizo has the choice to print with me.

So, Paizo goes out and prints American which increases the cost say the book 20%, 30%. So instead of a reasonably $50 for the book, it is now $65, $70, etc. How much is sale do they lose? How many employees can they not keep cause of cost of the book.

Yes it is shame many countries don't have the labor protections that we do in the US.

What is the Moralistic thing to do? Morals don't keep your bottom line cost effective.

AS for your leisure time, what about your computer? Your cell phone, your clothes, your sports.

I have nothing to answer to this, except that all of this is so american. I am not american, I am from Europe. And I don't agree with your statement, as nothing in this world justifies crushing other people. No cost effectivness, no profit margin, nothing. And yes, I know it is legal for Paizo to print in China. And I trust Paizo, I am sure they did their researches and picked up chinese printer that doesn't exploit people.

As for your idea of market ("as long as it is legal, I can do it") let me remind you that 100 years ago slavery was legal. That did not make it more moral than than now. Again, I am not politicizing it. I just happened to read where they print it on brought the issue here. And if "I go down", as you wrote earlier, well, I can always get up.

Vassago, I totally agree with everything you stated for this just perpetuates the race to the bottom mentality (lower wages =good sense for all). With the disintegration of the middle class @ hand and the new “Right to Work” Legislation happening in the USA, the wage disparity between the rich and poor continues to grow. Thankfully I live in Canada and we’re not seeing this @ such extremes as of now but if this continues it’s only a matter of time. As a Trade Unionist not to mention a father of two boys this trend is scary @ best and who knows what the worst case scenario truly is. I buy Canadian whenever possible, then North American and European next even if the product tend to be a little more pricey, for there is an old sang that is still true to this day “You get what you pay for”.