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RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter, 7 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Pennsylvania—Allentown & Bethlehem 116 posts (1,110 including aliases). 5 reviews. 4 lists. 1 wishlist. 55 Organized Play characters. 4 aliases.


Scarab Sages

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M Oread Unchained Barbarian 4 Oracle 2 init+3 HP:55/55 AC:21 CMD:19 TAC:12 FFAC:21

[ooc]Gurkagh poke it in the eye?[ooc]
atack roll: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (16) + 6 = 22

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It's a wondrous item so I default to use activated unless otherwise specified. As far as I know thats how the PFS GMs adjacent to my region rule it as well. It's also priced like a Use Activated item.


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i should have someone I can dig out for this.


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Also looking to Join.


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Only a Carpathian would come back NOW and choose Cheliax. If he had any brains in the casaba melon he calls a head he'd be living the sweet life in Varisia's beautiful Velashu Uplands.

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You know there are a bunch of things in this errata that are things like rephrasing how often class features can be used. Going from when this wears off the target is immune to being only targeted once per day. Which I'm sure is what was intended but the way things were worded it makes it seem like you could spam the ability for as long as the creature was still effected. I'm assuming that wasn't the intention hence the errata. When every ability for the class is phrased that way its a lot of changed. I actually printed the errata and just started writing them into my hardcopy while watching tv. There are some sections ill be cutting out and pasting in because they are extensive, but mostly it was line out this word change it to this word. Add this work at the end remove this sentence. I'm not that bothered btu i understand those who are.

If it hasnt been a problem at your table and you arn't playing PFS, I'm thinking it shouldn't be that much of a concern.

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To those about to doodle, we salute you!


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CyraXIII wrote:
*tips hat and smiles* thank you! We are obsessed with the movie and absolutely adore it.

*starts slow clap*


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This is going to help with the high school club I advise SO much.

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TetsujinOni wrote:
Kovok wrote:
Why do we need this? I thought core was going to trim things down, and here we are trying to get more stuff into it?

Earning access to things outside core is a very meaningful reward on chronicles this way.

This is about earned reward access, not Additional Resources.

It also lets new players learn about and gain the options from their chronicle sheets organically as they are encountered rather than from the big overwhelming stack of rulebooks.

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I don't even know what to say. Rick was one of the first few people to GM a PFS game for me. It was at Fall Mepacon maybe 5 years ago. Quest for Perfection Part 2. I just wish I had gotten the chance to play at a table with him one more time. He will be missed.

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I am willing to take personal responsibility for the existence of the swarm blooded template. Just be glad the sample critter wasn't a Mi-Go. "IT BLEEDS SPIDERS!"


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Kudaku wrote:
Squeakmaan wrote:
Huh, I've never found the Core Rulebook to be problematic.
Was Pathfinder your first RPG?

And how many other people did you have to help you figure it out if it was? Don't get me wrong I also never found it that problematic, but I had a friend who has found certain things unclear since the reference other things he is unfamiliar with. And while myself and others are able to clarify it, he points out that the need to reference other rules or someone who understand them better makes the core rulesbook less than user friendly if you aren't already super savvy. I also need to teach 6-12 new students how the game works every year and having something like this will make it easier.


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Zhangar wrote:

Possible predictions/wishful thinking:

1) Abrogail is listed in the Inner Sea World Guide and Inner Sea Magic as as an aristocrat 2/sorcerer 16. If she's intended as the "real final boss" of the AP, she'll be upgraded to a L20 sorcerer with PC gear and a couple artifacts, putting her on par with Elvanna and Karzoug at CR 20. Bloodline is up for grabs, since Infernal is the obvious choice (and perfectly useful), but something like Destined (which is very defense focused) would be interesting.

2) If Abrogail's left as an aristocrat 2/sorcerer 16, then that shifts "real final boss" status to her CR 20 Pit Fiend "adviser," Gorthoklek.

3) It'd be interesting if it was possible to have a diplomatic victory against Abrogail, getting her to yield the throne and step aside. Though getting rid of that pit fiend might be a pre-req!

4) Dark horse "real final boss" candidate - Alichino the Jester Prince, Golarion's malebranche, might actually be pretty cross if Hell's biggest foothold on Golarion changes allegiance. He might be saved for the "Continuing the Campaign" section.

5) Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Schnieder may be co-developing this AP. I'd certainly expect Mr. Schnieder to have an active presence in the AP.

6) Even though this AP wouldn't go mythic, getting archduke write-ups and statblocks (particularly for Dispater, Belial, and Mephistopheles, though Dispater's "god" article already happened in Kobold) would be fantastic.

Or she could be as is but with Gorthoklek at the same time. That way all the final boss CR isn't in one basket.

And I see Ross Ninja'd me.

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Joe suggested we create a message board thread for well, loose threads. So here it is. To name a few there are,

The Lizardfolk Tribe
The Kobold Reservation
The mysterious dead unicorn
The crazy potion guy
The cackling witch in the swamp
The Boggard and his Slurk

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steve coling wrote:
That moment when you are given your mission briefing by Aram Zey, who should know or be able to find out a lot more than what he can tell you. Most of my characters hate the level of incompetence and one wants to put an interplanar hit on him. Kinda like how many people feel about Sheila, but worse.

No no, I totally get it. Fabric of reality made it all clear. It's not that he doesn't know, he just doesn't have time to dumb it down for us. He has another 40 parties to send to their death AFTER ours.

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LazarX wrote:
Under A Bleeding Sun wrote:
LazarX wrote:
There are moments however that make me want to quit judging PFS. One player got extremely angry with me because he had maxed out his diplomacy abd I had told him that if he wanted to win over an NPC that he had to do something other than say. "I make a diplomacy check".
Lol, that sucks! Sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what to say but I always say something (in character thats helpful hopefully) before rolling.
The player in question responded to my requirement that he had to do something to earn a dip check with the following. "If that's the case, I may as well never play a socialy oriented character again!"

In all fairness many people play characters that are what they are not. So if someone is not a very good speaker in real life they might find it more than a bit intimidating when told they can't just roll. I personally also try to say a few words, on social checks, but I can see it from the other side.

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Congratulations on the anniversary. Keep up the good work John.
Oh and since you mentioned sanctioning APs, hurry up and get to Council of Thieves before my group finishes :P.

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The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.


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IT'S GOT A +9 AGAINST OGRES!
Seriously this looks cool.

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Berselius wrote:

Londo: As I woke up, the next morning, and saw the sun shine across her face, I decided then and there, that I would CHEW MY ARM OFF rather than WAKE HER UP!

^_~

"Awwe thats sweet"


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I'm just surprised they are doing another mini set so close to the AP it is in. I thought Eric said never again after Shattered Star! :P


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I was worried about 10 more classes, but this makes me feel a little bit better. Some example of unbalanced versus balanced might be nice for the design chapter. Heck things from playtests and or the PFRPG Beta could be used.


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Cyd the Arcmagi wrote:
Sketchpad wrote:
Can't wait for July to get a copy for the Missus. She's a HUGE PF Goblin fan and I know she wants this. :)
Isn't Free RPg Day this Saturday?

It is, but if he doesn't have a participating store in his area, he has to wait till July 1st to buy a hard copy or download the free PDF from Paizo.


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LazarX wrote:

Two pages and no one has trotted this out???

Ivanova is always right. I will listen to Ivanova. I will not ignore Ivanova's recommendations. Ivanova is God. And if this ever happens again, Ivanova will personally rip your lungs out!

Ah the Babylon 5 Mantra.

What about this one
"Who am I? I am Susan Ivanova, Commander. Daughter of Andre and Sophie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you will ever see. God sent me. "

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Rykka wrote:
Jacob W. Michaels wrote:

Hey Rykka, good for you for taking the step of entering! That's great!

I think your self-critique was pretty good, but it's in your designer notes where I find my problem with the item. You write about it as a way to extend plots and ultimately, that's what it felt like to me: a plot device. I could certainly see it as a COOL plot device (come upon a lantern and have to help the soul inside solve what happened to it; ph and you only have a few days left before the soul dissipates forever, but if you help it, it'll give you the secret location of its treasure, etc. etc.) but in the end it didn't feel like something I'd find a regular use for in my games. (Of course, as a GM, I do my best to simply knock my characters unconscious, not kill them so that aspect you talk about of keeping a player involved wasn't really a factor in my decision.)

A fair judgment to be sure, and something I will endeavor to avoid in the future. I am the GM in 90% of our games, so it just felt natural (obviously too much so!) to use an item that both sides of the table could embrace. In doing so, I didn't really consider how much it could be one-sided at some tables with vastly different playstyles.

While I totally stand by how fun the item is to have in many circumstances and games, you are absolutely correct that doesn't make it inline with the contest or the expectations if it falls too far into Plot Device territory.

Can't thank you enough for your time and critique, I will try to do better next year!

This.

The year I made it in was a year I was playing much more then GMing. I feel that colored my ideas and help me end up with something much better than my entry this year. I still think it was nifty, but not as wow. It has made me resolve to try to get in more player time to help me come up with ideas for next year. Good luck to you next year.


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Courtyard Droll wrote:

YEARS IN THE FUTURE

But not many...

Sweet, where's the mayor of cantown. That guy is awesome. *Installs server Beta*

Meanwhile, when I saw the title of my brain went in a different direction...

"We're leaving together, but still we farewell."


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There are a fair number of critters and characters in assorted APs that I didn't think I'd ever find the perfect mini for. So I set out with a little sculpy and a lot of ambition to make some crude semblance of these monsters to make my players flip their collective wigs. They seem to think I should share some of these crud efforts with the Paizo community. In that spirit I have some photos of something I cobbled together to serve as the Outcast King from CoT part 2. Possible spoilers ahoy. It's one of my first efforts so It's far from perfect. I doubt I'll ever get the skill of a professional mini sculptor (I have difficulty working in detail with epoxy putties.), but hopefully someone besides my players and I will get a kick out of these. linkified


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I can only hope that when Paizocon is over they make any leftovers available.