I agree about Pope Francis and your take on the dogma. Even that part of the faith, though, is better than the "I'm better than you are! You're going to Hell and I hate all sinners! Hallelujah!" kind of rhetoric I heard growing up. Yeesh.
I'm loving being able to get married if I want to(i.e. If I ever meet someone). It's great not feeling like a second-class citizen anymore.
Todd Stewart wrote:
I liked that, too, Todd. I'm Catholic and am really enjoying the openness of Pope Francis. (I actually became Catholic; I grew up in Jim Bakker's brand of Christianity.)
It's going to be slow going for quite a bit of us in being accepted, but I'm cautiously optimistic. And quite happy at seeing how far we actually have come. I wish we'd had that kind of acceptance when I was growing up; I'm glad to see our younger "siblings" getting more of it now.
P.S. Tell everyone at Gamer's Armory I said hello. I miss that group.
I remember both. My father was in Moscow at the time. Thanks for providing some clarity to those definitions, though.
I'm a Gen Xer (1970) but my religious experience may be skewed by the fact that I come from the South and quite an isolated part of it at that. For us church was a societal pastime because there wasn't really much else to do. Needless to say, it was quite conservative, and I was happy to get the heck out of that church and away from such overwhelming judgment.
I love the ecorche. I'm using it in an upcoming encounter in my campaign and am looking forward to see how the players deal with it. I'd like to thank that person as well.
Sorry, no questions yet, but I appreciate all the discussion in the thread. Thanks.
Wrong John Silver wrote:
Got one of those. Cleric of Shelyn. Preoccupied with beauty and thinks the beard makes him somewhat unkempt.
If the item is listed in the scenario then the GM is going to be aware of it already. The GM needs the book or access to certain rules because a) they need the stats for a specific NPC from the Bestiary 1,2,3, or NPC Codex, b) they need a clarification on a particular spell used by an NPC.
That said, if I wanted to use non-core rules as a player I would definitely expect to have to provide the books or pages needed. Just because I may know of something I wish to use from a particular book because I'm GMed for something that has used it doesn't mean that I can just go use it as a player without supporting text.
The Jade wrote:
It's a great episode. Now I wish I were going to GenCon just to hear you sing. Thanks, Jade.
I'm happy with a "Thank you" from my players and the prestige of seeing the star beside my name. I'm still looking forward to getting that second star. I'm not really opposed to GM star rewards, but I'm also quite satisfied with the system as it is.
To me it was generous of the PFS powers that be to start giving us Con boons and other such things. But that's just my opinion. I do agree that if any new incentives were to be given they shouldn't cost Paizo anything, though, and I think Drogon makes a good point in stating that we could do well to boost our supply of great GMs.
Preston Hudson wrote:
In addition to the information already mentioned here, I would like to add a suggested feat to cover knowledge skills. It is called Breadth of Experience and gives a +2 to all Knowledge and Profession skill checks. This also allows those checks to be made untrained. Since you are using a gnome character already, the only other requirement is that the character is 100+ years old. Just passing on some food for thought.
Thank you for pointing that out. I'd missed that and it's just what my character needed.
Judy Bauer wrote:
You may only be able to find it on DVD - and that only for Season 1 unless you have a Region 2 DVD player (or region-free software). But I recommend it. The odd thing for me was that it's quite a serious show, but thanks to Scribegrrl's comments I couldn't help but laugh through quite a bit of it.
I'll have to look up Lip Service too. :D And now I'm seriously considering moving to Glasgow. I love the accents.
Judy Bauer wrote:
And the After Ellen episode summaries are hilarious and amazing.
By chance, do they happen to be written by Scribegrrl? Her recaps actually got me addicted to the British TV show "Bad Girls". Since I no longer own a television, I'm going to have to read those you've mentioned. Thanks! :)
I never knew this thread existed either.
I use this skill for a character based in Korvosa who crafted stones to sell to wizards to use for ioun stones. Since crating a genuine ioun stone requires one to be flawlessly cut, you bet it would bring the character profit, but would still be fairly rare and require a great deal of skill and time to make.
My character uses this as a way to make money when not adventuring so, while the wealth she accumulates is slightly higher than average during down-time, it evens out during adventures when supplies need to be bought, arrows replaced, weapons mended, etc. I guess it just depends on how you run the campaign and the flavor you tend to use in your role-playing.
Matthew Winn wrote:
I've been trying to lobby Sarge's and the Citadel for the past couple of years to get them to do this. I haven't give up yet. I have managed to get Pat at the Citadel to let me host a few PFS games and we're hoping to make that a monthly if not biweekly event. Maybe that will give us fuel for next year.
(Good to meet you at game day in Newington, by the way.)
Wolf Munroe wrote:
I always thought it was the GM's discretion on this, but that's how I've played it. (Fun stuff - we had the character still waiting in line and bored out of her skull. It makes people stop and stare when she says stuff like "Gee, I wish I'd had one of these to pass the time when I was dead.")
I'd like to know if it's actually written anywhere.
I think it actually states that no ruler has inherited the throne from his father, but the rest is essentially correct.... which is why my follow-up campaign builds on that. The paladin of our former group has become the Queen. For now...
Hmm... I see what you mean now. From what it looks like to me the rewards for each chronicle at that tier average around 7k to 8k. If you multiply that by three (keeping in mind that it takes three chronicles to gain a level) that works out to about 21k to 24k which is in keeping with the range per level you specified. It looks as though that part is about right.
So I would say your main complaint would be about the specific items granted? I haven't had any major complaints personally, but I can see where others might. (None of my level 10 characters ever owned anything higher than +3 at that level. Since I haven't played a spellcaster at that level yet I couldn't compare.)
Sorry, I know this doesn't really help you but I was trying to reconcile the math for myself. I can understand your frustration, though, for what it's worth.
Ninja'ed by Matt on the average rewards. Thanks for putting it more succintly.
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
If I'm ever in the Midwest then definitely.
Daniel Luckett wrote:
Sitting at Kyle, then Thea's, and then Bob's would give you about 2 slots worth of entertainment assuming you're not too heart broken after Kyle's. :)
I still have enough prestige points to be resurrected if I so choose. It would be worth the entertainment.
After that I could come back and GM a TPK without feeling slightly guilty.
Yeah, but I'd have accomplished one more thing on my bucket list.
EDIT: My character, however, would no longer need the bucket list.
I know that Paizo has said in other threads that they wanted to leave the details of the Starstone open because it's different for each individual and it gives the GMs more latitude in a campaign. My future god(dess) is currently a PC with a celestial bloodline and the backstory fits into what I need for the plot so she's not really a Mary Sue - she could still fail the test, at which point the campaign would simply go in another direction.
I agree with N'wah (hey, how've you been? Good to see you!) that the options for a new god should be more than just a contest and I've been thinking along the lines of a fledgling religious belief for a while now, and I keep pondering the challenges a new god would face. Just my two more cents.
Liam Warner wrote:
Or you can find it right here.
As for whether someone should want to be a god or not, I have one character who will be (as an NPC) becoming a god to a specific end in a campaign I'm working on. However, when the campaign is over, I don't see using her as a PC character anymore. What are everyone else's thoughts? What kinds of adventures would you expect to see as a PC?
Brett McLean wrote:
Don, once I get through TotalCon, I may be looking into attending Carnage. When/where is it? I've got in-laws in New Rochelle and if I recall, the convention isn't too terribly far over the border into CT.
Brett, there's a Venture-Lieutenant in CT as well - Will Wadhams. And I'm sure if help is needed, Don, he'd be willing to help with Carnage or any other Cons in that area or suggest GMs willing to help out in New England as well.
Matthew Morris wrote:
I really like this, including the spoiler. (Where do I find more info on that?)
Wildebob, maybe you could pop over to Super Genius's 52 in 52 thread and suggest the Celestials topic to them?
Andrew Crossett wrote:
Indeed. It's much better to be prepared. In the Outer Banks of North Carolina and a few other southern beaches there is always a routine mandatory evacuation of visitors and residents, although many residents still tend to stay.
Most of us from the Outer Banks know these storms too well - and remember that there was a day when we didn't even know they were coming. At least today we have time to prepare. My brother's house on Cape Hatteras had three feet of water in it and his house (the house we grew up in) actually sits about 6 feet off the ground so the storm surge was quite high. The island itself is breached in five places which means there is no road access and fixing it is going to take months. The four northern villages were flooded out quite badly. Power is not restored and probably won't be for a few weeks. (Gotta dry out first so we don't start fires.) Only emergency personnel are being allowed on the ferries to the island right now. But... we were thankful not to lose lives and we'll re-build as well as we can though it will be a hard winter now with the loss of the rest of tourist season.
So, why do we continue to stay? Well, we're from there. We grew up there. It's home, and staying in a hotel while waiting to get back home drains the bank account quickly.
I'm not trying to sound annoyed or attention-seeking or anything. Friends have been asking lots of questions about my family and this is the best way to reach them other than Facebook. I realize we all have had privations because of this storm. I feel most awful for those who have lost family members to this disaster. We can always re-build homes. We can't replace people.
Anyway. Thanks for letting me post this - people have been asking me too many questions lately and it helps to put it in writing.
EDIT: By the way just to let you know I personally live in CT now, but all of my family are still home and I really wish I were. (I hate snow. I can deal with flooding. I just hate snow.)
In many of our PFS games, a friend's 9 year old son plays - now a wizard. It should be noted that his previous player, a fighter, used to make GMs cry. I think the wizard may surpass even him.
In Heresy of Man part I we came upon a group of choads asking for our papers. The young wizard looked over the group for a moment, calculating. Then he nodded and said "I got your papers right here!" and cast a fireball which toasted the four of the choads and pretty much charred two others.
Thoth-Amon the Mindflayerian wrote:
You and I are of like mind. Ah, what a wonderful dream.
I'm continually impressed by Paizo's writing and their willingness to listen to the players. I especially like the fact they Mark and Hyrum are here all the time taking suggestions into consideration and just generally making themselves available to help.
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Some places might demand proof of permission. A printed copy of this should help.
I work at a Staples Copy Center and keep a copy of that FAQ on file just in case. I've used it for scenarios, Chronicle sheets, and occasionally larger size maps if my GM didn't feel like drawing it.
I have that same issue. It looks as though my character went to Paizocon UK without me. My real concern is that whoever is supposed to get the credit is not getting it.
My character also has a session missing from the reports but I have the chronicle sheet for it, so I'm not worried as much about that.