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Im following up on my post regarding this order which is part of my subscription and I never received. Please reshape it. Thank you.


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Lord Silky wrote:

I have yet to receive this order. I verified it has the correct delivery address as I have moved. I had expected it by now. Thank you.

Lee

Bump will this order be resent? Thank you.


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I have yet to receive this order. I verified it has the correct delivery address as I have moved. I had expected it by now. Thank you.

Lee


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The circumstance: I have a tier 1 archmage. He declares the following action, I charge and use a wild arcana mythic surge to cast color spray with a swift action. My first instinct is that wizards can't charge and cast a spell at the end of the charge. But as I discuss it with my player and research it a little. I can't find anything that forbids it. The distance to the enemy is 50 feet, the spell cast at the end of the charge is color spray. I'm now on the fence on this. My gut says no way I should allow this but my more reasonable fun guy person whose not trying to be an anal retentive DM thinks I should seek a second opinion or expertise. Anyone got input for this? Thanks in advance. :-)


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I'd say unless there is a game balance issue that if the DM was interested in allowing an off hand strike while holding a bow it should be allowed and adjucated per the unarmed strike rules. I'd say that it wasn't possible with an arrow nocked ( just me though). But my point is that if the DM and players can ageree to a fair method of allowing it. Then go for it. This kind a of stuff is why you have a game master. It says so right in the rule book. What other rule do you need?


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Long time gamer here. I have been reviewing mythic adventures. I didn't see any thing that made me think it was over the top. I even invited my best player to look at it and since he didn't immediately ask me to implement the rules for it, I relaxed as he is "my find the broken stuff and exploit it" guy. He is always looking at supplements for material to exploit. I am always suspicious when he asks me to allow something new. So I don't think its over the top. Like anything in gaming the potential is there if the DM departs seriously from the game's inherent need for balance. In my opinion it is just another in a long colorful list of quality products that Paizo is renowned for.


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A resource I have used to build a group in the past was Craig's list. Usually you can find other folks advertising under the groups, community link.


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Thanks!


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Hello, I am running shards of sin AP61, and I am unable to locate the map for room b25-b29. Is this a big editorial typo? Where might I find these rooms for my players?


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I got the order!! Thanks Cosmo!


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SirUrza wrote:
Estrosiath wrote:
Could we please have, as the next hardcover book, the epic level one? I do not really see anything left to do apart from that (and psionics, but I would say more people will use the Epic level rules than the psionic ones, especially since mind flayers are not included in PFRG).

While I agree with you, I would use the Epic rules before I personally use psionic rules, there's a problem with releasing them first.

Epic rules for psionics.

Do we include them with the rules for epic psiconics with the psionics and risk them not getting proper playtest attention? (1-20 is waaaaaaaaaay more important to playtest!)

Or not include them and release an Epic rule 2 book? I certainly don't want 2 books... especially if it means only psionics are in the book.

Epic rules are as niche as psionics.. it might be forever before we get a book 2, if ever if sales aren't good.

Also, what do you include in the Epic level rules? We have the core classes and all the extra base classes now. If Paizo releases more base classes after the Epic book comes out, then you now need more epic books.

No, the epic book can't come out until Paizo is finished releasing base classes. Which I REALLY hope happens when the Psionics book comes out.

I would say the stage is set with the starstone in Absolom, where mere mortals can ascend to divinity and have done so. That smells epic level to me. It's just a matter of tackling it as a DM At this point. And paizo publishe Moonscar which is high end gaming that is well done. The raw material is there just start painting the picture for your players.


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Hello, why is no one responding to me? I see posts that have gotten assistance since I posted. I am feeling ignored, sorry.


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Bump


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Hi guys I have updated the shipping address for my stuff., I just checked and my active address is correct. But my current order is going to the wrong address. It says it is going to 4533 and should be going to 4153. Can we get that fixed before it is shipped on the 20th?

Thanks

Lee


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Hello paizo, I
had the unfortunate. Experience of suffering from a stroke on jan 1 of this year I have been in the hospital since then as well. I also had to move in with my brother as the doctors thought I was not quite ready to live on my own yet. I was not able to receive my deliveries from paizo since I was not at home. What can you do to assist me? Thank you very much.

Lee


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How much of the content will be from previously released materials such as the Pathfinder campaign books?

Disregard. I see in the posts above the answer to my question. Thanks!


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I remember buying the D&D Blue Box at Spencer's in a small mall in Michigan. It was an impulse buy in a specialty store that had nothing to do with a genre that was in the infancy of its birth. I was 13 then. I'm now 45. My life has been through many changes from marriage and parenthood to facing the very real possibility of dying for my country. In that time, I've watched a passion of mine grow, change, grow again and become something that might be able to persevere into generations beyond my own life time.

There have been so many systems, rules, variants on rules that it really doesn't matter any longer that a fantasy genre is based in the past, present, or future.

Gamers exist on all social and economic levels now. You don't have to buy anything to become a roleplayer. Its a social community now. I've literally provided dice and books to new players who want to play. I know I'm not the only one. DM's....craft players. Players...develop DM's.

Were I to subscribe to a greater spiritual awareness, I would say the first has generated energy for the many and affected all. Gamers are rather karmic as a group. So many believe in the energy of that die or set of dice. Bards of Gamemastery create such passion that other's will endeavor in a pastime that they would otherwise ridicule.

Sometimes it feels worse to be a gamer than being gay. LOL.

Old timers are proud of their investment in a hobby that can be so outside the lines. New players are what many of us were years ago when there was not web resource, internet, and companies such as Paizo to break ground and invest in our passion.

We, collectively, have embraced something that still reveals itself in a world that doesn't like change an acceptance.

Somewhere a few years ago, a small group of people who understood this and knew, trusted, embraced, this passion along with thousands of others, probably now hundreds of thousands of gamers and called themselves Paizo.

I truly believe Paizo is a gamer company who provides a service to gamers. We are new, we are old, but we are all Gamers.

Paizo, you have forged a diverse community into a business. An old time gamer like me has remained loyal to you because you've embraced a tradition and not a business. You've remained true to what TSR, Chaosium, West End Games and so many others have built and bred. Where will you be in 5? 10? 20 years...I cannot predict. I do hope that the spirit you embraced will continue on today and well into our future.

Innovation and change will always imbue what we embrace tomorrow but in my experience its the day-to-day gamer that grows an industry relies on group participation.

I'm that day-to-day gamer and I very much appreciate you've bravely embraced what is the essence of a gamer. Gamer's will tolerate so many bad things but they don't tolerate a bad DM.

You've been the best DM to come along in years, perhaps a decade or more, and I thank you for this.

Good job Paizo. I happily remain a loyal customer because you've been a loyal gamer.

Lord Silky.


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I'm sure this question has been asked and answered somewhere but I couldn't find it easily so I'm asking...

Does an order of the HC Players guide come with a free PDF for download? I got my e-mail for the order last night and I was excited to download my new book and low and behold there was no option for that under my download area.

Thanks.


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I've been running and playing in PBP's for the last several years. By their nature PBP's are slow. Players who are looking for a fast paced PBP are inevitably disappointed and drop from said PBP. My profile for a good and reliable PBP player:

Long time gamer who is now married with kids, has a job, would love to game regularly but can't for 100 other reasons. They enjoy roleplay vs roll play. They relish the opportunity to take the time to 'write' a coherent and colorful character story within the PBP. They don't mind the pace as long as it is steady and consistent. They make a serious contribution to crafting a story based campaign that just happens to be set around some game rules.

Bottom line is this: If you have a group of happy PBP'ers, then don't mess with your formula. A PBP is really for folks who are not in a hurry, are looking forward to years of playing in a written environment, and enjoy your writing style and game approach. I've so far only stumbled on one such combination and it has been great to date. It is Rise of the Runelords. It is every 5 days or so and over 1,000 posts strong now. I'm very happy with my players and they seem to be happy with me.

Best advice, communicate with your players regularly. Adjust to circumstances and really enjoy running your PBP as it is a long term commitment that will result in YEARS of pleasure for you.


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Germantown MD (near Washington D.C.)

I will DM and host. I will play and host. I'm looking for 3-5 gamers in my area to get back into table top gaming. I've been at it for decades but only PBEM in the last few years.

Drop me a note if you are interested and I'll contact you. I'm looking at 1-2 a month Friday or Saturday night sessions.

I hope to hear from you.

Thanks.

Lord Silky


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Hi Cosmo,

I wasn't timely in updating my credit card info after my card expired in Jul and it seems issue 25 is 'pending' because of it. It would be awesome if you or one of your minions could 'free' it to me. My card info is up to date as a few weeks ago.

Thanks!

Thanks Paizo! You guys are simply awesome.


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Cosmo wrote:
Lord Silky wrote:

Hi Cosmo,

I haven't recieved Order # 1048124 yet. Its been 30 days now. Thanks for any assistance you could provide and Happy Thanksgiving!

Lord Silky

I apologize for the missing shipment! I will put replacements in with your next subscription shipment. If the original shipment should show up in the meantime (which is actually pretty likely), please let me know.

thanks,
cos

Will do my good friend. Thanks.


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Hi Cosmo,

I haven't recieved Order # 1048124 yet. Its been 30 days now. Thanks for any assistance you could provide and Happy Thanksgiving!

Lord Silky


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Cosmo wrote:
Lord Silky wrote:

Hi Cosmo,

I received my Pathfinder #5 & #6 but instead of getting U2 Hangman's Noose, I got another copy of J2 Dragonfall. Can you send me U2 and a return mailing slip for my Dragonfall. Note, I did get the PDF download just the incorrect paper version.

Thanks.

Silky

I apologize for the mixed up order! I will get a replacement sent out to you as soon as possible. Please feel free to keep the Dragonfall module with our apologies, as there will be no need to ship it beck to us.

thanks,
cos

Thanks Cosmo. I'll give the extra module to a friend of mine and maybe gain you a new customer at the same time. :-)


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Hi Cosmo,

I received my Pathfinder #5 & #6 but instead of getting U2 Hangman's Noose, I got another copy of J2 Dragonfall. Can you send me U2 and a return mailing slip for my Dragonfall. Note, I did get the PDF download just the incorrect paper version.

Thanks.

Silky


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Thanks!


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I've yet to receive this order. It says shipped on Nov 5 and its now Dec 11th. Can you give me a status on this order?


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I have to agree. This is the right thing to do. I have no intention of following WOTC into future editions and this supplement seals the deal. I'll obtain a copy as well and it will probably be my last purchase from them.


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It arrived today. I'm happy that it arrived but it has never been this late before of course it will never be this late again. :-(


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Corey Young wrote:
Lord Silky wrote:
I'm sorry to sound a bit miffed but the theory of subscription was to get my copy BEFORE the newstand got theirs. Since it is Aug 16 and it hit the stands on the 13th I'm not a happy camper. I've gotten my Gamemastery subscriptions (D1 and W1) and am due to receive my Pathfinder/D2 very soon as well but I'll tell you getting my final copy of Dungeon rated as more important in the scheme of things. I posted my concern yesterday (look above!) and I'm still waiting for an answer as well. So, I'm waiting for my magazine, I'm waiting for a a customer service rep to tell me why I'm waiting for my magazine so I can at least know why I'm waiting and perhaps reduce my level of frustration at waiting. Still waiting...please respond. Merci beaucoup.

Sorry about the wait! Your Dungeon #150 was shipped out on July 24th with the rest of the subscriber copies from our printer. Since magazines are shipped Periodicals (Bulk) Rate, they can take 1-4 weeks to reach subscribers in the US. They usually do arrive a bit faster than that, but can sometimes take the full 4 weeks. If your copy hasn't arrived by Friday of next week, please let us know at customer.service@paizo.com.

The good thing is, the rest of our products are sent at a much higher rate of mail, which causes them to arrive much faster. The downside is, it makes the magazine delivery seem even slower in your situation. We apologize for the frustration, and hope your copy arrives soon!

Thank you for the prompt reply. :-) I will resist the temptation to buy a copy at the local store for a few more days then.


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I'm sorry to sound a bit miffed but the theory of subscription was to get my copy BEFORE the newstand got theirs. Since it is Aug 16 and it hit the stands on the 13th I'm not a happy camper. I've gotten my Gamemastery subscriptions (D1 and W1) and am due to receive my Pathfinder/D2 very soon as well but I'll tell you getting my final copy of Dungeon rated as more important in the scheme of things. I posted my concern yesterday (look above!) and I'm still waiting for an answer as well. So, I'm waiting for my magazine, I'm waiting for a a customer service rep to tell me why I'm waiting for my magazine so I can at least know why I'm waiting and perhaps reduce my level of frustration at waiting. Still waiting...please respond. Merci beaucoup.


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I'm still waiting on mine. It says shipped on 24 July so its been over 20 days...is it being delivered by mule?


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Where can I post or send my solution? I think I know it.


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I kinda thought it was a prehistoric druid smiley.


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I support the keep it simple approach for new players. Set up some roleplay a few simple straight forward combats. I'd review their character sheets and try to create situations that would encourage the use of their feats and skills so the get the whole package as part of their first adventure. Add in a healthy dose of Role-play opportunity and see how it goes.

You could use the initial adventure to launch AoW even if they reach 2nd lvl from their first foray they will be plenty challenged by the Whispering Cairn.


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I am not one to rant...but I must express the following:

I despise racism in all its forms.
I despise that our media and government cultivate a culture of fear.
I despise that it only takes one person with hate in their heart to destroy the lives of people they don't even know.
I despise the fact that I sometimes wish my wonderful children didn't have to see how bad humans can be.

Because I despise these things...

I am thankful that as a culture gamers are open minded and open hearted.
I am thankful that there are people who simply try to do the best they can every day inspite of their fears.
I am thanful that I still believe that the average human being is decent and good.
I am thankful that you took a moment to read this because our time is the only gift we can give another that cannot be taken back.

Thank you.


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I imagine one of the reasons that stat blocks are not available as an on-line resource is because not every customer has access to the net or even uses Paizo's website.

I don't see how you escape page flipping no matter what format you use. Its the nature of the beast. I like the idea of an adventure's stat blocks being centrally located for an adventure. I can slide paper clip or book mark right into place and presto.

On the flip side, its not really that inconvenient either. For this topic, I think you do whats best for the magazine because in the end its kind of nitpicking (IHMO) when you consider the quality and how well put together it is.

I guess that is a tell tale sign eh? When our biggest concern is the location of the stat blocks? Paizo you guys do great work. :-)


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I guess it depends on what you're going for here..scary or fun..creepy etc.

Possible ideas....

A quest for gathering items for a witches brew. I would make this very interactive. Since we're talking 11 year olds...I might go more of a LARP direction for Halloween. Everyone in their adventurer costume. The house and outdoors becomes the dungeon and wilderness.

The plot, a goodly witch is trying to create a festive brew for the townspeople. She of course is opposed by an evil witch and a suitable vampire guardian (werewolf, mummy, whatever fits). The party (the kids) is asked to search for the brew (in the wilderness and dungeon)where the DM possess as various guardians and monsters to defeat as the stalwart players try to recover the brew and other little treasures (candy, etc) until the final fight with the evil witch and her powerful guardian.

The get the goods for the brew and return it to the good witch and the village (everyone) has a wonderful halloween.


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Alignment is best used as a guide and to resolve some of the game mechanics for D&D but I concur with those above who recommend that it should not dominate your game or become a chain that dictates how characters should be played. I find its best use is for quick profiles of NPC's. Need to know something about the Tavernkeep, what's his alignment? This enables me as a DM to quickly develop a consistant personality for mostly unremarkable NPC.

btw, I posted this in defiance of the request to limit posts on this topic. Freedom of Speech will not be denied. :-) If you have something to say...say it. For those who are not interested...don't read it. ;-)


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I don't read Downer. I never took the time to read the story which is my decision obviously. So, I wouldn't miss it if it were gone. I'm glad there are those who enjoy it. If it were up to me, I'd prefer two pages of content. Mt Zogon is more in line with the type and size of comic I enjoy in my D&D mags.


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Sources for story ideas: Movies, books, newspapers, computer games, TV, History books.

It is hard to advise since you provide little insight as to the type of campaign, setting, etc. :-)


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I not one to subscribe to 'Law and Order' in the modern sense when it comes to paladins. Innocent until proven guilty isn't a factor for instance. That is our concept for society today in the U.S.

I've experimented with various paladin attitudes. The easiest has been the self-righteous do-gooder and the most typical.

The one I had the most fun with was a hard-line repent or die type. He wasn't about preaching or trying to convince the rabble of the world a better way. He was bent on purging evil in any form. He was gritty and dark in attitude. He didn't take prisoners and those who surrendered to him had to repent their evil ways or he sent them quickly to a deserved death.

Currently, I'm playing a paladin/sorc who is going to become a spellsword. He's a quiet and unassuming man for whom his faith is a very personal and intimate thing. He likes to laugh and enjoy his life. He's decisive and willing to lead but unsure of his ability (still low lvl). He trys to live his life without regret while maintaining his faith. His sorcerous powers are somewhat disconcerting to him. He believes they are powers granted by his god but he doesn't sense the same 'purity' in the magic when he uses it. So, there is a nagging doubt in his heart. He worries that is unknown father has passed some taint on to him and so he keeps these powers secret as best he can.

I think there are many options for opening up a Paladin for RP. I find it unfortunate that most players of Paladins are pigeon-holed into a certain RP style by their fellow players and DM's alike. I also feel they get a hard-line approach for alignment infractions that isn't present for other alignments.

I also would support that the code of conduct should reflect the world view of the god he worships rather than a standard template in the PHB.


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Ahmen Fake Healer.


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It is a sad loss. Not only was he passionate about his profession he conveyed that to many old and young viewers alike. Our world is less for his loss. His family has my deepest sympathies.


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oji040870 wrote:
Lord Silky wrote:
A) Greyhawk is not bland. You just say you don't like it and leave it at that. People are passionate about their settings and its ok to have your favorites but not ok to disrespect another's. You will invite strong responses if you do. As you have learned eh?

First off I didn't say Greyhawk was Bland.

Second-I run a Greyhawk campaign for my older players. Realms campaign for my new players.

Where did I disrespect Greyhawk, I simply ask a question and was hoping to get a answer from someone other than Paraniod Greyhawk fans whom are threaten by a simple question. My question has a right to be answered in a civil manner. Strong responses is that not a violation of COC. Besides shouldn't we FR be entiled to a AP and all subscribers have the right to request it, I'm paying for it I'm a FR and GH fan. You don't see me waylaying Ebberon Fans who are also entiled as well.

What I have learned is that some people are unwilling to share. It's not my fault GH does not see the support FR does.

Regardless of what you think or believe, it will happen...

You have my apologies Oji. It wasn't my intent to misquote you.

However the main point and the one central to your question is: AP's for specific campaigns are not going to be popular enough with the broader player base. The current AP's are world neutral (i.e. you even have to add some stuff to tailor it to Greyhawk though it the easiest to convert).

If the AP was 12 issues for Dragonlance for instance? It would have appeal to DL fans but would completely put off everyone else. FR, Eberron, will do the same only on smaller scale as they have a larger fan base. The AP track record has proven itself in the world neutral approach.


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Fake Healer wrote:
silenttimo wrote:

- Greyhawk : 3

- Forgotten realms : 1
- Eberron :
- Dark sun :1
- Spelljammer :
- Ravenloft :
- Dragonlance : 1
- Al Qadim :
- Oriental adventures / settings :
- Mystara :
- Midnight :
- Ptolus :
- Iron kingdoms :
- Scarred lands :
- Homebrew : 1
- Wilderlands of High Fantasy/City State of the Invincible Overlord: 1

added 1 to Greyhawk, 1 to Darksun and 1 to homebrew.

FH (nice idea for the poll Silentimo but I liked your old avatar better.)

Added 1 to Greyhawk, 1 to Dragonlance, and added a new game world with one vote.


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A) Greyhawk is not bland. You just say you don't like it and leave it at that. People are passionate about their settings and its ok to have your favorites but not ok to disrespect another's. You will invite strong responses if you do. As you have learned eh?

B) World neutral serves the best for everyone. Shorter adventure arcs for world specific adventures are much more palitable for the $ spent. At least by me anyway.


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I'd say that the attitude and term are more about lacking imagination. An 'insert class name here' will be as exciting or as boring as the concept. I'd also add to this that DM's sometimes force this truism but limiting player creativity during character development.

One more point, I think you'll find this attitude more among power and meta gamers. Role players generally conceptualize their characters and then apply the class abilities to support the concept which invariably provides an interesting character no matter the class/abilities.

Is the term appropriate to use? I don't find it offensive or derogatory. I do find that it tells me the writer/speaker may have missed the point of RPG's.

I do believe a game system itself could fall into such a category or even a campaign if it doesn't stand out from its comtemporaries.


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We now have 6 teams in the league. This is a *bump* for anyone interested. Thanks those of who have joined. I hope to see more of you. :-)


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Well said Peruhain. It has been very good and educational. At those lvls, it is very difficult to track all of those factors. Bottom line for Office Ninja is the group had fun. It does remind me why I got away from power-gaming as well. Thanks for creating a good discussion Office Ninja.

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