My HUGE issue at the moment with HLO is this
When I bought HLC, I got two licences. That meant I had a licence, my husband had a licence. I bought two more licences for our laptops when we game (Desktop to create, laptop for travel and game)
From everything I have read, HLO is for 1 user. Yes, I can use it on any system I log into. But for me to get use for my husband, I now have to guy 2 copies.
For cost, it is not as good and I hate having to always be on line
I had Realmworks, but it was not worth keeping it up with paying a fee. I do more on my personal site for free than I can with Realmworks, which promised custom calendars, but never happened.
Sadly, My group is dying... FAST. No one want so go to PF2 in the group, they don't want to go to 5e, they want to stay on PF1, and to top it off, no one outside of my dying group wants to play PF1 or PF2
While I prefer PF1, I still have 2 campaigns being run, and was in the middle of 1 I was playing on. Cannot convert the current play on any of them.
Might aw well just give up and hide in a hole or go play 5e at a LGS (Which I hate going to as none of them are good in my local area)
Sigh... It's been a fun 10 years
My view is this... It does not reflect others view, it is how I feel having played every version of D&D starting in 1979.
There are some good, there are some bad. What I like
I like 3 actions (This will prevent those monks (I hated monkss from almost every version existing) from hitting 6X in a round and doing mass damage. They may still do mass damage, but they are not doing stunning fist all the time and hitting 6X
I like Cleric healing 1 action if you touch, 2 actions if you heal within 30 feet, and 3 actions to do a 30 to all
The break down of exploration, downtime (and I am drawing a blank on the third) Exploration is when your party is out doing just that, adventuring.
Then you have the downtime, when you are in a town, doing side work, healing.
Somethings I don't like
HP are all static. Your a Dwarf you get 10 HP, Your a fighter, you get 10 more. You raise to level 2, you get 10 more. 3rd level, here have 10 more. No more randomness, not everyone is the same
In the past you had fast, medium, and slow progression. Now you have 1000XP and you just went from level 3 to 4. Anther 1000 xp you are now 5.
I also do not like that by X levels you need to have X permanant magic items (This is not potions or things that you use up) If you run light magic worlds, that is not good. And players may complain saying... well the rules say this and that. Yes, you as a DM can control this, but it just adds more for the DM to manage in rules.
PF2 seems like it is designed for Paizo's world and it's not for outside of that world. It may not be that way, just seems this way to me.
I'm not sure how many of my ever shrinking group is going to want to dish out another $60 for this flimsy book, after spending years on 1st ed (Only needed 3 books but most had PH, DMG, MM, FF, UC, D&D), Then into 2nd ed with all their books, then 3.0, then 3.5 then PF1, (Most of use avoided 4, but some of us got PH, DMG, and MM), then into 5E (PH, DMG, and MM once again avoiding most of the other crap)
It gets old having to rebuy into a game and to shelve the others because no one wants to play it (Part of why my group is shrinking, they want to play ONLY 5E, not anything PF)
So, what it is worth, buy it ONLY if that is what it means to play. But if not, avoid it.
FINALLY Got my book, scanned through the rules. There are a few things I like, but many things I do not like.
I could find nothing about healing and curing wounds even by looking in index. Not one mention as Heal or Cure. No spells of heal or cure. Yes, I may be missing something.
Then Ranger Crossbow? Really? Why not a regular bow, or a composite bow? That seems odd.
Characters seem to "Cookie Cutter" Never was a fan of point buy.
I have 2 games I am running. Both are PF not PF2. They are both in depth games. To change to PF2 would be impossible. Unlike when we were 3.5 and moved to PF, it was pretty simple to convert with some changes
I can understand Paizo wanting to release a "New" Version, it's how they make money. Kind of like WotC with Magic and then 3.0 to 3.5 to 4. to 5.
As a player since 1979, Even TSR did a 1st to 2nd, but seems drastic changes like PF to PF2 are not the route I want to take just like 3.5 to 4e was.
No Notification yet and I am both a Prime customer and a UPS and USPS customer. Not to mention I ordered the minute we could.
Tried reading the PDF but I HATE PDF and reading s@&~e on a PC. Give me a daarn book.
And I am in the US (Colorado) and an Amazon fulfillment center less than an hour from my house
A bit sad, but here in NZ I wasn't expecting it for a month anyway. So it'll 100% be September before I see it now. Thanks for letting us know, rather than just hanging on, and the PDFs are there :)
Have to agree. I hate PDF's Give me a book. Because when the missles fly or the zombies knock out the power, Your pdf ain't worth nothing on that tablet or PC with no power. That book at least offers me TP, a fire, or a good read.
Ah boo. That stinks that I won't get the physical copy until the 9th according to Amazon. I've been watching the playtest posts come out with excitement, so i guess I can wait a few more days.
Actually, this was not an email but a link that was in the email that went right to Paizo's web site. Yes the email says about to ship, but the link that goes right to Paizos site says Shipped.
Just overnight it to me keep your $15 bucks, nothing I want on the site. Besides $15 bucks doe snot about to much. I am not a fan of PDF's I cannot stand reading on a PC or a tablet. I like the old fashion book method for everything
The Northern Colorado Adventure’s Guild is looking for New Players!
If you are Mature, Dedicated, like to have fun, into character, story and adventure. If you also accept Diversity, and don’t smell like an Orc, we may be looking for you. We are a female friendly group.
We play every other Saturday from 2 to 10 in Loveland and usually play Pathfinder . But, we are up to starting Starfinder as well as maybe 7th Sea and other RPG’s. And we even on occasion some Flames of War.
We are a mature group and many of us have been playing together for over 8 years. If you are interested and would like to talk, Email me and we can show you our web site and see if you are a fit for us, and us for you.
email me at delaneyalysaATgmailDOTcom
Well, this product has convinced me of 1 thing... To cancel all of my ongoing subscriptions from Paizo. It seems that there is really nothing new being added. OK so you get a bunch of new Prestige classes. These are very Golarian Specific. With work I could make them my world, but they are not needed.
I know there are some that will enjoy this bok, there are some that just want the book because... I want books that I can use, and this one is not one.
Can a Druid wildshape or become an elemental while grappled?
Example. Lets say that a Druid is in humanoid form and is then grappled by a creature or even a spell. Would they be aple to wildshape into something smaller or to an elemental to escape?
Would they still take an AO or still need to break the grapple?
I'd say they would still have to break grapple.
Please clarify and if this in in the books, what page is it on?
Looking through the Bestiary 3 the Demilich says the first thing it will do is it's Banshee's wail, The DC is 24, But how much damage does it do? It is not listed. If it is based on it's HD then it would do 150 points of damage. It could also affect 15 creatures as the spell Wail of the Banshee affects 1 creature per HD.
AM I correct to say this is how much damage it does and to how many creatures?
I see the range of it as 20 feet, where as the spell is 25 feet +5 ft per 2 levels.
Don't hate me... To me this is the WORST book out so far. I got mine and find this book great if you are a new player, or you want to Min/Max your character so bad it is not funny.
I am seeing more and more of Pathfinder becoming a Min/Maxer system. I see it in PFS, I see it in regular play. This book offers nothing to a player of more than 5 year.
If your new to Pen and Pager RPG, then this book might be for you, that is if you want to make a character that is so bad arse they can kill a dragon at 5th level. If you want to play a good realiastic flawed character that is far more fun to RP... then avoid this book.
But do not take advice from a gamer of 30+ years, unless you want good advice
Hi All. We have a highly experienced Pathfinder group who also plays Star Wars Saga on occasion that is seeking 1 maybe two players depending. We play in North Loveland, CO every other Saturday, two times a month, and take a summer break in June - August. We start gaming near 2pm and end sometime near 10pm, later if things are rolling and cannot stop.
We sit down, have an awesome meal that everyone contributes items for the making. Food can range from BBQ burgers, to as fancy as Bacon wrapped Turkey. Of course home made pizza is always a favorite.
We do expect players to be there since the 5 of us plan to be there and schedule time around it. If work happens on occasion to take control of lives, well, we try to make the game up the following week and do 2 games in a row (Always Saturday)
The group is very experienced but do not let that frighten you. We love great role play, character development, and lots of fun.
All 5 of us are professional people who work and love to game on our free time, and we expect others that join us to be as well. Nothing more annoying than someone who says they will be there then are not.
Once again, this is a fun group and we are open to all Pathfinder players new or old, male or female, elf, or half-orc (As long as they bath) who wish to have fun, and be a part of the group. Many of us have known each other for many long years and have gamed together for many long years and have been playing in one long running campaign, and one newly started campaign
So do not delay, launch us an arrow with a message on it to myself (Delaney at delaneyalysa at comcast dot net) or to Bryan master_eji at yahoo dot com
Lets say a Barbarian, uses invisibility to sneak into a group of say 18 enemies. He then attacks one of the enemies and become visible again as per the spell. Could he on his next turn activate the ring again and continue this each round?
Seems very unbalanced if he could. A spell caster at least has to cast the spell and may get hit doing it and thus lose his spell. He also may be limited in how many times he can cast it.
Cold hard facts about Transitioning. First off the article that goes here. She is very passable. Trust me I have a female cousin who is a model that looks more male than she does.
If a male to female starts to transition before puberty usually by 12 - 13 and can stop the evil "male hormones" T as we will call them they can be as passable as any GG (Genetic Girl)Their voice does not lower, the hair on the body does not produce especially on the face, and the bones do not reshape... Yes they do reshape getting a heavier brow, thickening of the the nose, thinner lips, wider jaw, etc. Their hands do not get as masculine etc. So it makes since if someone is young to start early. I only wish I would have said something at the age of 11 instead of wating 30 more years. As it is I am passable but I have my moments and FFS (Facial Feminization Surgery would help me a ton).
Female to male do have it easier with hormones. Since their bodies have never had the "Damage" done by the horrible T hormone. It will do to a female what it does to a teen male and quickly. But as noted the bottom surgery for F2M is way behind and far more expensive.
As for the other hormone we will cal E what it can and cannot do is as follows. it does not remove facial hair. That has to be done with electrolysis. Laser helps bit laser is not perm while electrolysis is after many sessions which hurts. Laser is cake walk. It will thin the hair. it will soften the skin making it more transparent like a females, it will cause breast growth, it will redistribute fat and it can make you look more feminine but surgery is usually the answer to fix more things caused by T. You will lose muscle mass you will have weight gain and your emotions run from hot to cold in the flick of a switch. T does cause balding and anger E does not fix hair loss but can slow it. Usually with E a M2F can expect breasts 1 size smaller than a sister or a parent. In my case I am as big if not bigger which is not common and many opt for breast augmentation.
When I screen players for our group here is what I do.
I tell them all about the group, the background of it and each person (How long each of us have played and our experiences. I explain why we are looking for people. I explain the games and type of games we play and give them a little back ground on those games. I then start asking them about themselves. How long they have played, what games they play, what style of game they like. I explain based on that more information and that we love to RP but we do have combat that we balance it. I explain that we do a meal and everyone brings an item to make that meal. If with the 30+ minute conversation or emails back and forth I feel they might be a fit, I send them the group forum address which has rules for the group (drinking, smoking, hygiene, etc)If I hear back from them we try them out. Everyone has a 7 game trial period that either they or we can end at anytime if we don't see a good fit.
In this it is hard to find good players but when we find them, they rock and become great additions. We take our gaming seriously. He have had to many ruin it by being munchies (eats the food but does not contribute), not letting the group know they will or will not be there until just before game, getting drunk or showing up drunk and being disruptive.
Funny we wrote in 2/4, 4/2, 3/4, 6/8, 7/8, and yes some mixed 4/4, with 3/4 etc. Dream Theater and other Prog Metal does this a lot. They break away from the Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Poison 4/4
One of the first riffs I wrote was 7/8 took me YEARS to find a drummer that could handle it and know what to do with it. Funny that drummer was one I worked with long before that and he could not grasp it, then one day after we had started working together again he got it. I was asked SO many times how do you do you play that riff. I would never tell. I actually used that riff variation in a lot of stuff I was writing when I left the band.
The song was done in drop D on the 6th string and then 7/8 timing. it was very dark and very fast without being speed metal or thrash. It was pure on Prog.
Last time I picked up a guitar I remembered how to play it but my chops were so off I wanted to cry. I miss playing in bands
So I've been a metal head since the Late 70's starting with the Godfathers of Metal Black Sabbath. I jumped to hard Blues rock like Aerosmith then to the Real fathers of metal Judas Priest. While in HS a class mate told me about Iron Maiden and I got Number of the Beast which had just been released when I graduated. Not long after I got into Saxon and went to my first metal concert in 1983 to see the British metal Onslaught of Iron Maiden, Saxon and Fastway.
It was not long before I had over 500 albums of nothing but metal, most being pop metal bands like Dokken, the Scorpions, UFO, Y&T and then obscure bands like Tsunamie, RAIL and many more.
I started playing my guitar more bought a ton of equipment from Gibson les Paul, to a guitar that was refereed to my Neo-Space Age Explorer, to Yamaha, to my babb which was a Charvel Jackson model 2 and my Charvel DX series. I got keyboards, bass guitars, drum machines, and my amps a Peavey VTM 120 1/2 stack and my Marshall JCM 800 100 watt on a Peavey Sheffield 4X12 stereo cab.
I started off as a guitarist that did backing vocals and keyboards and the ability to play bass if needed and then latter became a lead singer guitar player and playing up and down the front range of Colorado at places like Bangles, After the Gold Rush, Pure Energy, Tanz, AJ's, The Armory, The Dark Room, Alibi's, Castaways and a few others. We got regular airplay on Original music hour on KBPI and the now defunct KAZY and on KILO. KILO even featured us in a 30 minute spot and interview. As an all original band we made little money but had great rewards. In many ways the sound of the music was like Maiden meets Dream Theater, Meets Metallica (Though I am far from a Metallica fan our bass player was)
While I am not playing in bands in more (Marriage and family life and a spouse that got jealous because you got asked out and hit on all the time by other musicians and fans put an end to playing. I tried to get back in to music a few years ago but found that my idea's, wants and needs did not mesh up with everyone elses in the state I live in.
I am still a huge Iron Maiden fan, as well as my Priest, But I really get into Kamelot (My drummer was great friends with Casey before my drummer past away from a brain tumor). Within Temptaion and Nightwish and Xandia are in my favs as well. But recently my BF turned me onto Battlebeast with their new singer and I'm really enjoying that band as well as his favorite UDO and old UDO Accept.
I don't make it to concerts much the last was Kamelot and Nightwish and it was the show Annette missed and was let go a few nights later from. I wanted to go see Kamelot and Delain but funds have not allowed me to go. Though I may get tickets at the last moment
67. Well you see it's a long story. My party and I had this ogre killing agenda/Policy. It didn't matter what the ogres did, if they were good or bad, we killed them all the same no matter what. Well long story short in 1 fight I got smashed by a bunch of ogres and my friends were more than happy to have be reincarnated. And well... guess what? As fate or maybe karma would have it, I came back as an Ogre and all of them wanted to kill me even though I was on their side.
Well betting odds
So I figure IF i'm lucky I'll make my 70's if not 63 seems to be the magic number
I do ride my bike when possible and was getting 18 miles 3X a day (Covering other workers shifts so can't until Aug) Plus I hike when possible, drink only on occasion, eat lots of fruit not enough veggies, avoid coffee and drink 1 pop maybe once a month with a pizza and OD on dark chocolate
I started playing WoT about 3 weeks ago. Love the game and got my BF hooked. It has a few things that just don't make since like how tough the Non-existent never made but designed French Tanks are. And how a 105 round bounces off tanks even when hitting in the weakest point not to mention shooting through Rocks and buildings and Seeing a tank shoot and it vanishes before your eyes even though it was not moving and the round misses even though it should have been Dead on. But I do enjoy the game for the most part. I loves a good tank game and this is he best out right now for simulation. To bad WOA is not as good as Warbirds or others. I find the planes hand squirrely with a joystick and sluggish with a mouse and then not having proper controls and cockpit makes it very disorienting and arvade like
MWO I have tried, and tried and tied and it just does not compute. I've had the smallest mech take out the Biggest mech and not even hurt them. I find MWO very frustationg
I am totally surprised no one said Mount and Blade.
This is an FANTASTIC set of games historically based and very fun to play. To date there have been 3 installments that I know of and M&B II in the works.
It is very inexpensive.
I'd say try it because to date this is one of the best hands down Historical based games
Mount and BladeTale Worlds
EDIT: Correction... Four. Mount and Blade Napoleon Wars which is Multi Player and looks fun
Oh I did. I played a Cleric named Brothur (Brother) Portillies. He spoke in a very heavy Irish accent. He could best be described as a "Friar Tuck" type. He loved to eat and drink and cook and talk about his goddess the Earth Mother who giveth and taketh away. She giveth this day our daily bread and it is our job to till her ground and take care of her plants to feed the poor starved children and less fortunate.
Yes he was very religious, cared not for violence until pushed and loved to talk and try to convert others to his goddess path or to at least see her wisdom and ways