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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. Organized Play Member. 562 posts (1,198 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 17 Organized Play characters. 7 aliases.


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Make the most interesting party you can Joana! I am sure no one will blame you if they don't get picked. A lot of really good characters were submitted.

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Having played the Beta, I have learned nothing from this post. Well not nothing but, not what i wanted to know. Namely what changes happened between the beta and release.

Dam this morphine drip of a marketing system.

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Pectar wrote:
MidsouthGuy wrote:
As excited as I am for all this, it's a shame it's all going to be irrelevant once PF2 drops.
Assuming people are going to make the change. I'm passing on 4th edition 2.0 and sticking with my Pathfinder.

Did you play 4th Edition? PF2 is way better than 4th edition and it's only in Beta right now.

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Request for the Devs:

Our group is very divided on the interpretation of the Shield Block and Dent rules. Can you give me a couple more examples of what is the bare minimums to get 1 dent or 2 dents and what happens to damage that exceeds the 2 Dent requirement?

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Liking the Lvl based DC chart.

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Hmmm i approve of Resistance and Weakness. Also I see very diverse monsters popping out with this system but, taken a bit more care and work to create each one.

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RumpinRufus wrote:
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RumpinRufus wrote:
We've had goblin PCs since 2010. Nothing is changing!!

The changes that we go from Goblin Adventures existing, to realistically having to Encompass something like 10% of all adventures in order for the picture we're going to see across games to make any sense.

I'm willing to bet that there will be more Goblin PCS amongst registered Pathfinder Society characters then there will be gnomes. That implies that there are now more Goblin Pathfinder agents than there are gnomish ones. You may well say that that's not supposed to be true in universe and that we just happen to be following all of the ones that exist, but that is going to break down, because if every Goblin PC that is introduced is supposed to be in the same Canon, we're going to have to deal with the fact that there are thousands of them, when the realistic number would be well under a dozen.

3.2% of PCs are gnomes, compared to 1.4% of PCs that are goblins. It won't be that big of a change if goblins become more common.

This is a pretty good point. Why is Paizo Shafting the Tieflings (5.3%) and Aasimar (4.7%) which are already accepted and played way more in favour for Goblins which are barely played and were designed as monsters primarily.

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Cole Deschain wrote:
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yronimos wrote:

I think the supporters who effectively say "The descriptions we get of Goblins are basically written by unreliable narrators!" or "Goblin history hasn't been written by Goblins" are also on the right track.

Actually since I'm the GM of my campaign and I decide exactly what the creatures in it are like and goblins are far worse than the traditional Paizo portrayal then I know precisely what goblins are like in my campaign world, being the NE goblinoid makes them overall vicious and selfish with little regard even for each other. They are not comic relief.

The problem with Paizo putting goblins in the new CRB is that GM's like me will now be forced to ban a core race which is one of those things GM's hate doing. Goblins would be fine as an optional race somewhere just not in the new CRB.

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So if, in my campaign, elves were capricious, cruel, evil creatures far worse than the drow, I'd have a leg to stand on for keeping them out of the core rules? Good to know.

Is this the actual case or are you purposely being fecicous? The simple point is that Goblins were created with an intent or role originally and while having goblins on occasion deviate from that role was fine, it has now gone way past this and put them on the same level as the other cores for being as common. Through out the major cites and communities of Golarion you can find fairly large populations of the other core races. Either this is now also true for Goblins or they really don't belong in the core races. (I'm pro-goblin options, just not pro-coregob.)

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Greylurker wrote:
Hama wrote:
Trust me, if a town burned my wife for being a witch, I would kill every last one of them.
true...but unholy army of the damned dose seem a little overkill

Eh Dracula views humans as we would rabid dogs. This is less genocide and more of an extermination in his view.

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Butchering Axe and Horn Bows just made vital strike that much better

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I am generally against "they might fix it later don't worry" PoV. If you don't talk about what bothers you nothing will change.

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Now I have 3 Devs commenting on knowing my world views and mocking these views in some fashion. I find that a race with such acceptable Fluid sexuality to still be a Martiarchy to be absurd. That was my main concern since the conservative groups are a minority by this description.

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Crystal Frasier wrote:
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David knott 242 wrote:
1) A Lashunta is born male or female and then chooses to become Damaya or Korasha later on. In the distant past, males were expected to become Korasha and females were expected to become Damaya and rarely made the opposite choice, but nowadays all four combinations are relatively common. This option leaves open the possibility of families that are all Damaya or all Korasha.
It's this option, as far as I understand it (as a non-member of the Starfinder team). There would certainly be a lot of pressure in a Damaya family for all the kids to be Damaya, just like a family of doctors might pressure their kids to also be doctors. But ultimately, the kid gets to choose his or her own path when the time comes.

If we're looking at getting into specifics—and I'm happy to having helped rework this aspect of lashunta biology—the lashunta evolved two distinct types of adolescent developments as a response to the severe swings in environmental pressures of their homeworld. Depending on the pressures they faced at puberty, they would either mature as hardy, combative korasha, or they would mature as adaptable, observant damaya. When their culture later developed a tradition of strong gender roles, the kinds of pressures that triggered development as a korasha fell almost entirely on males, while the pressures that trigger damaya development fell almost wholly on women.

As lashunta have move towards leaving their sexism in the past and opening social roles, education, and careers up to everyone regardless of gender, the distribution has become much more even, and many city-states even allow a child to choose how they will develop (by way of meditation and/or medication) rather than just relying on ambient environmental pressures. There are still a few conservative city-states where the gender divide exists and the subspecies are still largely divived by gender, but these are increasingly rare.

But it's still a Matriarchy?

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Shisumo wrote:
JakBlitz wrote:
Shisumo wrote:

Link.

I am so very happy with the sexual dimorphic retcon.

The Sexual Dimorphic nature was what made this race interesting and unique in the pathfinder setting. Now you basically have 2 less interesting races that are slightly different space elves and space dwarves.

They were indeed "interesting" and "unique."

They were also "problematic" and "sexist."

Like I said, I'm pretty happy with the retcon.

But it clearly states that they are a Matriarchal Society. Which means it's still "Problematic" and "Sexist".

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Shisumo wrote:

Link.

I am so very happy with the sexual dimorphic retcon.

The Sexual Dimorphic nature was what made this race interesting and unique in the pathfinder setting. Now you basically have 2 less interesting races that are slightly different space elves and space dwarves.

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My first instict was The Wheel of Time but, that is in Development already. So given that I would like to see one of these made.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistborn_series

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stormlight_Archive

Both have great stories, characters and worlds. However I really wish they just rebooted the Dresden Files tv series and did it right this time. It did not get the justice it deserved.

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Can someone please elaborate on the story behind this? Think it could be interesting.

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Finding your fan sheets fun. Also need to point out that Giant Slayer is now also completely released as of this month. Hoping they will sanction this as well. Seems to be easier than Iron Gods.

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A V2 playtest would be most welcome.

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I am mostly curious about what they have done to the monk.

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Hmm might prefer that Council of Thieves is sanctioned before Serpent's Skull.

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Same here there are too many quirks I want ironed out.

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Thanks. It makes the work we did together as a guild during meetings; discussions online and extra work put in by us feel really rewarding.

Also Paizo.com seems to be back. So that’s good as well. Also my computer may return to the land of the living shortly. Things are looking pretty good today!

Almost makes me forget being nervous that I am presenting to my boss, his boss, his boss, his boss and the guy in charge of the whole mine site I work at today.

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If you think about it since you have to equip skills the archetype paths might just have some requirements involved with equipping them. I think it would be as simple as the Paladin loses access to casting spells when equipping the nimbus of light. Then to equip skills that require nimbus of light to progress through the archetype

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Does something like this really need a thread? I mean I feel like this is just going to open up another argument if a troll shows up to this meaty buffet you've laid out but, i will leave my thoughts anyways.

That being said I don't think anyone intended to be sexist in a true hurtful way in the comments. However I do not know him personally and therefor aren't going to vouch for him. Maybe some people were oversesative but, I think the true reasoning is that many people can talk a single message different ways. I am not say genders are to blame but, personally I have had seen jokes/comments have different reactions both ways on that street.

With regards to the treatment of Goblinworks and Paizo mods I will treat them with the respect I would any other who hasn't otherwise shown themselve to be undeserving. I would hope that everyone else would as well but, we all are human mods or otherwise. So blind faith isn't really what I would suggest.

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Horrus Arcanum wrote:

Fun... If that's what you want to call it.

The Leper Cosnortium looks forward to raping your crops and salting your women.

Thats actually alot less evil than the alternative lol. At what point does an alignment go passed Chaotic to Bat &#$%@#$ Crazy?

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avari3 wrote:
Perry Snow wrote:

I read the part how the MMO will not strictly adhere to the core rulebook. I thought that there couldn't be that much different, and then I saw the video for the second kickstarter. Seoni rushes in FIRST into a goblin nest while Valeros covers the rear.

While that is a departure, I wish nothing but the best for this kickstarter. Good luck guys!

LOL, I noticed that too. I'm sure many of us shook our collective nerdy heads, "Tank goes first!"

you never met my Catfolk Wizard with his magic dagger pointy. I swear he killed more goblins hand to hand than any pure-wizard I ever saw lol. Granted this was in 3.5 which actually might be even more impressive. He lived to lvl 12 when an unfourtunate arguement with some ilithids went wrong. Poor pointy was lost forever.

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Lictor Fedryn Mannorac wrote:

I daresay that the Legionnaires and the Order of the Thorn are going to cross swords one day. It looks as though you are as committed to the pursuit of good that you will fail to crackdown on the malcontents and ne'er-do-wells that all soft regimes fall prey to. Go after the big cats and leave the little ones to fight for the scraps, hmm?

OOC: Looking forward to some antagonistic roleplay with the Legionnaires as I see us as being at the opposite ends of the lawkeeping spectrum.

Soft? Fail? Seems you’re getting ahead of yourself you young pup. When you let Tyrants amongst yourself it may be you one day who will be staring at the blade of my axe. As a Paladin of Torag I believe in order and justice but, you seem to have no regard for the later. I look forward to the coming storm of Blades should you continue your ruthless endeavors.

Onto Guild Bussiness

So far we have had a few of our members sign up for Guild Registration. This is not solid in stone but, I think Andius is try to gauge who is interested in what. The link to the Current registration is at http://gl-gamers.net/?topic=guild-registration. Currently guild registration is as follows.

Silver Blades
Jak Blitz (Military) (May run for Leadership)

White Staves
Andius (Military) (Charter Master)

Golden Scales
Hobbun (Militia)
Valinar (Military) (May run for Leadership)

Green Cloaks
Gayel (Militia)
Grumpy-Mcfart (Military)

If you wish to Register then the format is as follows

I ________ will be joining the _______,
And secondary in ____________.
I will (tryout for the regular military)/(be part of the militia).
I will or will not run for guildmaster of the ____________.

If you need information on the inner guilds or the definitions you can find them here http://gl-gamers.net/?topic=ranking-structure-proposal