So I just recently resubbed after being away for pretty much all of Mists. I (unsuprisingly) lost my previous guild. I haven't really found a new place to be yet, and i'm thinking that playing with some fellow paizo fans doesn't sound too shabby.
I'm heavily considering using my WoD boost to put a character on Borean Tundra. I love the game, but I get lonely :(. Which side generally has more activity on your average weeknight?
I can absolutely recommend Wrath of the Righteous as a read. I have read it (but not played it), and I quite enjoyed it as a read.
I have not been able to regularly play in quite some time, but I have read most of the adventure paths. I have to give some major props to Paizo for making their adventures enjoyable to read even if you aren't playing said adventure. In my case it has been nice to keep in touch with the hobby that I love, even if I can't sit at a table with a group and play very often at all.
I love Golarion as a setting, and reading through the APs give the setting this nice "slowly unfolding" quality that most RPG settings don't have.
Anyway. Put me in the 'APs are good reads as a read' column.
I'm a pretty big fan of Golarion's various faiths and religions and mythology.
Hell and devils, lots of devils please.
i have some experience running games set in Golarion using the Savage Worlds system. worked great for us. its a very different system, so the trick isn't to even try to convert the mechanics, and stick more to getting the flavor right.
Savage Worlds is my favorite generic rpg. very easy prep, which i like. having lots of experience with it, i'm pretty confident running almost any genre using it. And Golarion is by far my favorite fantasy campaign setting.
I think it's also worth noting in this conversation that Golarion isn't just any old world. It's established that the gods (some of them anyway) are known on many other worlds of the material plane, and maybe it's different on some of those other worlds.
BUT, perhaps Golarion's role as The Cage of Rovagug plays a part in what the gods can and can't (or will and won't) do when it comes to Golarion specifically. Maybe they act differently in other parts of the material plane, but Golarion is special/different.
I've been browsing through your Erratic Episodes blog recently. What an amazing idea! I love playing different types of games and systems. Life is so hectic and my player's attentions (mine also) tend to drift, making it very difficult to keep a single campaign going for any significant amount of time. (I think over the years, we've started like 4 APs... Finished none). Anyway, I'm rambling.
What advice would you have to offer someone trying to do something similar (playing short 1-3 session games using different systems, settings, stories, etc)?
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That fits what I was thinking pretty well for the most part. Except for Lord Gyr, that one hadn't occurred to me as a possibility. Interesting.
James Jacobs wrote:
... One of the MOST famous playwrights, though, was Merivesta Olinchi of Nex, who may or may not have been the first person assassinated by the Red Mantis.
Interesting tidbit. Could you expand on this any? Why did they kill this person? Had she offended the gods or was it a run of the mill contract killing?
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I did it all for tanuki.
I love you.
James Jacobs wrote:
Which ones (not counting The Dawnflower) are most commonly worshipped in Magnimar?
1) how common is the worship of the empyreal lords in the inner sea region?
2) how would the average towns person react to a cleric of an empyreal lord? Would their faith be recognized and accepted or would they be regarded as strange?
3) how many empyreal lords are there? Are they as numerous as demon lords or is there a set number like archdevils?
The longest running campaign i ever played in was very soap opera-y. The whole campaign was in one city, with a huge cast of recurring NPCs that we got to know pretty well. There was some evil clones, some crime bosses that refused to stay dead, a jilted lover who turned her anger into a huge inter-noble-houses conflict, and once an identity stealing sorcerer with an obsession with a pc
I realize that this discussion is a little old, but I just wanted to put my two cents in. I got this book for Christmas (this morning), and I have absorbed over half so far. I've never read any of Gygax's fiction before. It is awesome. I can't wait to get the Inhetep trilogy with the gift cards I got.