I've been thinking of something similar, but taking it a step further. Remove both Fighter and Paladin, and replace them with the Champion and the Guardian, respectively. The Guardian is defense oriented, with better armor proficiencies, etc., while the Champion is offense based. Each class could have a "Holy Warrior" series of class feats, which makes having religious\alignment ties optional.
This would also leave design room later for class feat series based on the other kinds of magic (barbarian totems shouldn't get all the fun).
Gazigaz grimaces in frustration, before a mischevious gleam appears in his eye. One hand comes up to his face, thumb to his nose and fingers waggling before his eyes. Sticking out his tongue, the showy skittermander retorts, "Maybe if your builders had spent less time programming dance moves and more time on your sensors, you'd notice we're sentient, tin can!" That'll Get'Em! Hoping his words will create a disctraction, he snaps off another shot...
Static Arc pistol: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (20) + 5 = 25
And cries out in triumph as it critically connects, and arcs to Green!
Crit damage: 1d6 ⇒ 3
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Is there still no news on what comes after Vine Leshy at the smaller cons?
It is unusual to hear what the GM boon will be until after it has started being given out. Since GenCon is this weekend, and an (almost) guaranteed boon change point, we'll probably found out either this weekend (from smaller cons elsewhere) or next (as the first cons after GenCon).
GM Hmm wrote:
So, I've tried these instructions a few times (under different aliases too, which is messing up the players\characters tab), and it still isn't showing up under my Campaigns tab. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
Also, just realized an alias doesn't have the fields to utilize the headers like a character alias does. What is the accepted convention regarding this, if I'm planning on applying this credit to a PC who already has a name and 2 XP? Post under that alias?
Lastly, is there a sort of "Dummies Guide to PbP"? I've perused the GM Kit, but that feels like it's for someone a step or two more knowledgeable than my current point...
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
That sounds great, if you don't mind.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Won’t most of you have played it already? Though I suppose that since I am half way to my first skitter some of you SF GMs might already have one by the end of GenCon and would want to play skitter shot with your actual skitters. That could be hilarious!
Starfinder's only really caught on in one small spot of my area, but hearing the recording of your PBP panel from PaizoCon has me interesting in trying it out that way. You have a good point about most people having already played it though.
Two-Gun Sam wrote:
Only the off-hand weapon needs to be small, as well, so you could keep full damage on the main hand with only a -2, and one size smaller damage on the off-hand at a -4 (extra -2 for size).
Kolby Sample wrote:
The animal companion is missing on purpose, I think.
We Be Goblins Free:
Squealy Nord is Poog's companion in this one. Given what Squealy's up to this time, ...
Animal companions are also tricky to handle for new and casual players. Not even all GMs run animal companions the same way.
If you mean the second boon, it does say it has to be crossed off to be used.
Joe Bouchard wrote:
Cosplay is quite popular. Keep in mind though that the vendor\exhibitor hall closes at 6 on Thursday-Saturday, and 4 on Sunday.
Gary Bush wrote:
This table's also showing up for me now. As the GM, I can see the reported numbers of the players, so if you'd like, feel free to PM me your PFS number and character, and I'll see if I can help figure out what specifics you'd need to send to Todd once completion is confirmed.
Born to the Sea\Inheritor of Azlant\Aquatic Agent x2
Reincarnated Heritage x2
Elemental Ancestry (Suli)
Elemental Ancestry (Fire)
Elemental Ancestry (Air)
Elemental Ancestry (Earth)
Adopted Weapon Training
Against the Grain x2
Debt to Society x2
Elemental Blast x2
Elemental Slayer x2
Haven't I Been Here Before? x2
Ley Line Access
Ley Line Access 2 x2
Niche Specialist (darkness\haunt\swarm) x2
Niche Specialist 2 (influence\research\swarm)
Spirit of the Shadow Lodge
Freedom's Champion\Argent Knight x2
Seasoned Archivist\Taldan Courtier x2
It requires a round, and a possible level-dip, but a wildblooded(sylvan) sorcerer can cast enlarge person on their animal companion via share spells. So Large at effective druid 4th (however you get there).
Or keep a couple of dire collars on hand, and switch them out between fights.
I agree it would be nice to not have to jump through these hoops, though, so I'd support the requested clarification.
Technically, no, it is not.
Nathan Goodrich wrote:
Has anyone heard anything about when we'll get more information on the Concordance? The first of their faction-related scenarios is dropping tomorrow and no one can join the faction yet... it's sort of awkward.
I would not be surprised if that update is part of the scheduled downtime maintenance today. If we're lucky, it'll also include Additional Resources and Campaign Clarifications updates.
Steve Geddes wrote:
Thanks! That looks pretty easy. Do you know if the “Apple Podcast App” will run on an iPod (from years ago)? I don’t think my iPod has apps. It just has music (with a bunch of playlists) and podcasts, kind of “directly”.
I was able to do what you're asking. Once I had added it to my newer iPhone using the instructions, then sync'd the phone to my iTunes, iTunes started automatically pulling the feed like it would any other podcast. Then I just sync'd my older phone and it loaded the podcast just fine.
Diego Valdez wrote:
Ah, I understand now. I got the last order's authorization shortly after my original posts.
I was prepared to write off the discount on the maps, so that's a pleasant surprise, thank you!
The listed order:
1) began a subscription to the AP beginning with the War for the Crown AP
The items were moved from order 4624528 when I had cancelled my maps subscription (which I have since restarted, and I just got the shipping notice for today).
I'm also not sure if the items shipped so far this month got (or should have gotten) the Pathfinder Advantage discount for shipping with the first volume of my AP subscription.
Sebastian Hirsch wrote:
As I understand it, he has access to a large scale printer via his work, and was able to do it in three long strips. I'll poke him to drop by this thread in case he has better details.
Had a chance to play this one at Illeist's table last weekend. Because our Venture-Captain is a particularly loveable brand of crazy, he made a full size map. Something about the large scale map made the events within have an even larger dramatic impact than I think a normal map would have. Definitely in my top 5 favorite scenarios.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
This needs to be on Twitch\Youtube.
As someone who just experienced their first PaizoCon last year, I whole-heartedly agree with Todd. PaizoCon may be the single smoothest convention experience I've ever had, in fact. There's always something available to do, but I never felt guilty or that I was missing out if I needed to head back to my (very nice) room and regroup for a bit.
Sadly, I have an obligation at another event the same weekend this year, but I'm already beginning budgeting plans for 2019. As an aside, I'm going to be super interested in trading for a PaizoCon GM boon if Isabelle's speculation is correct.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Merfolk is EXPENSIVE. It requires the sacrifice of any combination of three other boons from the following races: dhampir, grippli, samsaran, ratfolk or vanara.
First impression: Ouch!
Second impression: That's actually a neat way to handle it. Keeps it rarer, while not being totally blocked for the players who really want it. Bit disappointed vishkanya wasn't listed though, as I wouldn't mind using up the three I have for this.
Maybe I'll be able to get one or more once my local store reopens in February. I would love to trade for one (or more!), but something tells me that won't work very well. :/
If you haven't gotten one by mid-January, feel free to drop me a PM. I should be getting one from a con, and I am fairly sure you'll enjoy it more than I will be able to (I'm beginning to run out of low-level material to play).
I had the same train of thought when I was making my first scholar. However, the simplest explanation (for me) was sort-of the reverse: The inclusions of the other sub-fields as separate choices implied that the "biology" option was intended to only cover what wasn't already a different field, in this case pretty much just humanoids.
Biology - humanoid life
Definitely agree that there could be some overlap between these fields, though, and a lot of overlap between bioengineering and genetics.
Sounds like excellent design space for the Variant Multi-classing Rules from Unchained to me...
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
The usual pattern would have had it change back on 8/1, but it looks like vanara was the boon for an extra month. On the other hand, your guess would have it not changing until a month after GenCon (which is back to early Aug next year). If they return to the original pattern (which is my personal guess), it looks like one of the boons in the next year will be only a limited run. As for which... *shrugs*
Two new scenarios are released on the last Wednesday of each month. Unfortunately, in your case, the three scenarios released at GenCon are the ones for August, so no new Season 9 scenarios will be released until September 27th.
However, running scenarios from previous seasons can be a good thing, as it can help players learn how the Society has gotten to its current predicaments and goals.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
That would be the way I would run it as well... Merely wanted to point that out for Thursty\Tonya as something that may have been inadvertently cut. :)
Freedom Snake wrote:
I keep seeing several people implying that a level 4 pregen credit can be applied to a level 3 character. This is false. You cannot apply pregen credit until your character reaches the level of the pregen that was played. You CAN however apply it to a newly created level 1. Notice the explicit use of "newly created" level 1, not just any level 1.
I could be wrong, but I believe they're referring to 1-00, which requires level 4 pregens but has a tier 3-4 Chronicle. You do have a point in that the Guide seems to be missing the language from the PFS one stating that, if a scenario requires the use of pregens, the levels on the sheet take precedence.