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Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

AARP (Alternate Ages Rules for Pathfinder) 2.0

No rules for aging in the CRB (DMG maybe?) and the first game I am running plans on skipping levels/time with one player in particular wanting aging rules. I wasn't much fan of any aging rules as they pretty much only covered stats and not skills. So many videos of old strong/dextrous people showing up on AGT. Seldom do I see people getting wiser, smarter, and more charismatic with age. Rarely happens, especially not with my family or neighbors...

I will be using the same age categories as PF1. Just changing the benefits/drawbacks of aging. So here is a rough first draft:

Middle Age
Your character can no longer gain ability boosts to Constitution when leveling up. Increase the trained proficiency rank in one skill of your choice. You may not increase that skill to Master or Legendary rank.

Old Age
Decrease your character's Constitution score by four points. Increase the proficiency of two different skills by one proficiency rank. You may not increase a skill to Legendary rank.

Venerable Age
Decrease your character's Constitution score by four points. Increase the proficiency of two different skills by one proficiency rank.

Death {Optional}
After hitting venerable age, the GM rolls to determine your character's maximum age. Death and Dying or Lowered Ability conditions affecting on your character may result in death. Roll a Constitution check against the DCs listed below whenever your character suffers from the following conditions: clumsy, doomed, drained, dying, enfeebled, stupefied, unconscious, and wounded. If the character fails the check, the player decides if the character dies instantly or during their next rest.

Venerable age - 25% of maximum age = DC 0
26% - 50% of maximum age = DC 5
51% - 75% of maximum age = DC 10
76% - maximum age = DC 15

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Can someone please make some hex bases for the ships please?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I am not seeing anything listed under the Starfinder Products section of the messageboards...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Please add a void creature subtype!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Anyone else thinks it looks pretty small in it's artwork? It also looks like a ship is making it's way to there. I guess if we knew the size of the ship, we would have more of an idea on the size of the station.

Also, where did it come from? Remnants of Absalom? I kind of like the idea the dome area is Crystilan. Whatever made the rest of the planet disappear was not enough to take the crystal sphere with it, but instead caused it to awaken. After all, the city could have been trapped in time to preserve it from Earthfall. When Earthfall was not as dire as predicted, the city's contingency never activated to release it.

I would like to see the continuation of Shadow Absalom as the bottom side of the station reminiscent of Dark City.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I liked the Compleat Encounters line. Except the metal minis that needed painting... Quick short encounters that stood out a bit more than the usual encounter, as you had everything needed to set the scene for 1 pivotal or key encounter.

I would like to see a new line of them. Perhaps using pawns or prepainted plastic minis instead of the metal ones.

It would really be cool if each set would also double as a PFS Quest.

RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Just wondering...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

If you change the billing address after you input the Name, Card Number, and Expiration, those fields are cleared and you have to reenter them. Very annoying!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Imagine someone submitted a monster close to word count and missed a few spaces or required parts of the template. DQ for word count?

/me wonders how many entrants are going to go double check now

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I would really like both, but would settle for one of them...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Open Call Rules wrote:
Disqualification
  • Submission does not conform to the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

What exactly does this mean? Would the following be DQ worthy:

A) Listed CL too low for the spells used?

B) Wrong level of aura for the caster level?

C) Listing multiple strengths of auras when only the strongest should be listed?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

So many negative things have been said about the contest this year (including by me), that I think we need somewhere to point out what we like about what has been announced so far.

BIG THUMBS UP:

1) Limited to PRD only. Will make looking up spells easier and less Golarion specific knowledge of setting for voters. Proper nouns mentioned one time are hard to get excited about...

2) No Technology Guide. I know lots of people like it, but it doesn't have universal appeal.

3) No preview of upcoming rounds! Makes pre-designing much harder.

4) Item categories are much better than last year. I like the change up of not just doing Wondrous Items last year and glad to see it continue.

5) Return of the Owen

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

I think the format presented in the Open Call Rules is incorrect. Shouldn't some of those things be listed on separate lines? Line breaks needed between item name and aura, CL and slot, weight and description, and construction and requirements.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I am wondering what people are expecting from this class?

I am looking forward to more of a manipulator, both in social and combat situations. During the RPG Design Workshop at PaizoCon (no NDA this year due to June playtest), it seems many of the people there were looking forward to a type of super rogue. I found the idea of multiple paths to be nifty, as more options for each class are a plus. And face it, a party consisting of arcane, divine, martial, and rogue based vigilantes would be gnarly.

The ideas discussed seem to make the vigilante more focused on staying in one location, which I think is pretty nice. One of the things I think I wouldn't like about the class is the number of people who would potentially know the identity of the vigilante. Here's to crossing my fingers to the low Will save character not getting charmed.

Also, the Robber Baron of Abadar must be a thing...


That one awkward moment when Liz calls out someone for the map they submitted and they are in the seminar...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Event > Character wrote:

Pathfinder Society characters of appropriate level are welcome

Players have the option of using pre-generated characters provided by Game Master

A PFS legal character or an actual PFS character?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Rather than a tin badge, I would like a PaizoCon pen with purple ink! I could whip it out during PFS. I would get much more use out of a pen than a tin badge that gets stuck in a small bin of misc crap that lurks in my storage...

Just a thought for next year.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

When the results of the lottery first posted earlier today, it showed me as playing in 3 Midgard events. Now 2 of them are missing. 1 on Friday (Gravebinder's Daughter) and another on Sunday (Old Honey Paws). What happened?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

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I saw the blog post about the female dwarf fighter and was blown away. I would like to see more even more diversity among the minis. And not just gender, but race as well. And not just for the human minis, most of the non-human races have varying skin tones, but are usually presented as white.

Half-Elves = Half-elves from a non-white human parent should have various skin tones. (I have a Vudrani half-elf in PFS)

Dwarves = Ouat and Pahmet

Elves = Ekujae, Mordant Spire, and snowcaster.

Gnomes = Non-white skin tones (e.g. "vibrant colors" ISWG or "floral pink" CRB). Maybe a few Bleached as well? Frankly, I have found most gnome minis to be nearly indistinguishable from halflings besides hair color.

Halflings = I thought they were supposed to be predominantly a "rich cinnamon color" for their skin? Also, need more halfling minis in general.

The NPC Codex shows most of the variations above and I would like to see minis to match the diversity shown in that product.


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Freabic slowly backed into the cave, keeping an eye out to make sure he was not followed. He quickly raced to his secret place after one last scan of the area. A place he dared not share with the rest of the Birdcrunch tribe. If they ever found it, they would discover his deviancy and would surely punish him.

At last he came to a small side tunnel marked with a bit of soot. He squirmed into the tight passage carefully, holding a bent and twisted lantern away from his body. The mangled piece of refuse served to hold the few embers he stole from a bugbear's fire on the Devil's Platter. With these embers, he would wallow in an act his tribe deemed unnatural.

He finally came to his journey's end. A quick glance confirmed that no one had been here. His pile of wood and the cage had not been moved, and the ashes of his last obscene act were undisturbed. He carefully set down the lantern and began creating a new pyre. He left a small opening at the bottom leading to the small hollow stuffed with dried grass.

He carefully used a fire blackened spoon to place the embers inside the pyre. He stoked the fire with his soft and slow exhalations. The flames were mesmerizing as they curled and flickered in the darkness of the cave. Oranges and reds beyond counting captured his imagination. He could feel the heat beginning to build in the burgeoning pyre. He could feel his pulse racing as he turned to the cage. He slowly opened the latch and reached inside. He gently cupped the bird in his hand and pulled it out. With a quick snap, he broke the birds neck.

Not content to eat the bird raw like so many of his tribe, he wanted the taste of savory cooked meat. Quickly he plucked off the feathers and placed the bird on a spit, slowly turning it. He could barely contain himself when the glorious smell of roast meat wafted into his nostrils. The sizzle of fat dripping into the fire served to only increase his desire.

Finally, the bird looked finished and he gently pulled it towards him. The sublime scent tickled his nose as he softly blew to cool it off. A small trail of saliva made its way down his chin as he slowly placed the meat in his mouth. Quickly, he devoured his meal; crunching bones, rending flesh, and sucking marrow.

His deviancy complete, he lay down and went to sleep. Dreams of bigger fires and even larger roast birds filled his dreams...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Did you like the big cull in this year's contest? Vote yes or no by liking the appropriate post.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

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It would be nifty if people got a tag for submitting items. Instead of words, a little symbol with for the number of times they have submitted items to the contest.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

The provided template does not show the "ZZspells" italicized as found in the Core Rulebook. The spell entry should appear like "ZZspells". Use the letter "i" in brackets for the italics.

/me thinks Template Fu should have caught this...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I was trying to send a message to someone using the link in their profile, but it was not present. My profile when viewed by someone else does not have the send a message button either. But a few people still have it.

Haves:
Example A
Example B

Have Nots:
Example 1
Example 2

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Can all the playtests get consolidated to their own subtab?

They are currently scattered between:

  • Paizo Publishing, LLC
  • Paizo Publishing, LLC: Pathfinder® (Pathfinder Roleplaying Game)
  • Paizo Publishing, LLC: Products

Sczarni 3/5 RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I am getting the following message when reporting The Confirmation for players that have played it before, but not with that character number:

Reporting Page wrote:

Prestige does not count. Player has already played scenario at session # 1 of event # 36201 The December We Know on December 02, 2013.

Prestige does not count. Player has already played scenario at session # 1 of event # 37385 ##Olde World Gaming## - The Confirmation on December 17, 2013.

Sczarni 3/5 RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

So aasimar and tieflings were added in for Season 5 to support WotR, why were 4 Tian Xia races added into Season 6? Especially after Jade Regent is already out and Lantern Lodge has gone away...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

How can it use commune if it can't speak?

If used as a familiar, how could it's master use it's commune?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

So reading over the list of subtypes, certain ones are not listed as belonging to a particular creature type.

Subtypes with no type listed:
1) Dwarf
2) Elf
3) Gnome
4) Halfling
5) Human
6) Orc
7) Rakshasa
8) Vanara
9) Vishkanya

I know the ranger's favored enemy lists some of those as humanoid, but does that list allow them for legal choices for bane?

Dark Archive

As silly as it may sound, there is no reason to really worry about some difficult terrain! As the Skipping Shoanti, I should know.

1) There is no limit per round to the number of jump checks.

2) By making long jumps over level terrain, you will never fall far enough to take damage and thus, never have to worry about falling prone.

3) With no running start, a result of 2 moves you 1 foot.

Just for giggles:

A) Outside of combat you can just take 10 and skip your merry way everywhere!

B) Just remember high AC and Acrobatics rogues, it may be easier to jump over an enemy than trying to tumble through it's square...

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I am pondering the approximate trade value of a banquet ticket. There are a few games I would rather play than attend the banquet. And how would trading a banquet ticket be made official?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I recently had a bag of mine stolen and I was wondering if it would be possible to find out if a series of PFS numbers that were within are still unused? They are on my list of "10 Most Recent PFS Cards" and were in my bag that was stolen.

The series were: 91701-91705, 91707-91709.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Why are only 2 minis from this order shipping? I was hoping everything would be shipped at once to get the reduced shipping. Will this change the Shipping & Handling amount? I had used the sidecart to get my $ limit over $100 on purpose to get the First Ten Shipping discount.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Why did the Sajan mini not ship with the rest of the order?

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I miss the days when item's had a smaller word count. It seems too many of the designers are determined to max the word count of their items with needless text. Back story, who would find the item useful, how-to guides, reexplaining the rules, whole paragraphs of physical description, and in a few cases, design notes...

I for one would welcome back the low word count master!

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Why does does it still show their board name rather than actual names as with previous years contestants?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Next year, why not use a fillable form for the contest? When you go to the submission page, it would have blank spaces to input data with the aura, cl, slot, price, etc already there with a blank next to it.

If the contest is about finding creative designers, make the creativity the focus and less on the formatting. Bad formatting is really distracting. Although it is good for tie breaking.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Using this button during voting should not count as casting a vote. I assume a lot of people are doing this due to the constant stream of equally bad items I am seeing paired together.


I want to be able to create a friends list of aliases. Then I want to be able to click something to see their recent posts.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

I come to really dislike, if not hate, the Knowledge (local) skill in Pathfinder. I never had much of a problem with it until I started heavily playing PFS. For example, the party traveled thousands of miles to a country they have never visited before or needed to learn about. Then to an extremely remote area, a small village in the hinterlands. Only to make a Know (local) check with a 30+ to remember all about a single person who has never probably never left the village. WTF?

Why not roll Knowledge (local and nobility) together? Besides reducing the number of Knowledge skills, you take 2 rarely taken skills (outside of organized play in my experience) and make a single more useful skill. Not all portions of the skills get rolled together, a few are broken out.

As it stands currently:
Local (legends, personalities, inhabitants, laws, customs, traditions, humanoids)

Nobility (lineages, heraldry, personalities, royalty)

New skill:
Society (laws, customs, traditions, lineages, heraldry, royalty, humanoids)

But what about the Local legends, personalities, and inhabitants or Nobility personalities? I believe gathering information via Diplomacy is more apt to the situation and allows for more roleplaying. Local legends could easily be folded under Knowledge (history).

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

The Gen Con site does not allow me to purchase a Sunday ticket online. They can only be purchased on site. I am only going to be able to attend Sunday and would like to hit up some of the Paizo seminars. Is there any way to reserve spots through ya'll?

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

What skill determines how well objects can be hidden? I am not talking about trying to hide an object while being observed, but the skill needed to keep an object from being found later?

I can see arguements for using either Disguise or Stealth, but neither details that it can be used to hide an object. Disguise to make an object blend in or Stealth to make it unseen. I could see either skill depending on the circmstance, but is there a specific skill?

When hiding creating a trap, the Craft skill is used to determine the Perception DC needed to spot the trap.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

Looking for DUST players. I created a "Paizo Peeps" channel. Feel free to join. And maybe we can see each other on the battlefield.

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