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Gentlemen, welcome. You honor our island. I look forward to a tournament of truly epic proportions. We are unique, gentlemen, in that we create ourselves... through long years of rigorous training, sacrifice, denial, pain. We forge our bodies in the fire of our will. But tonight, let us celebrate. Gentlemen, you have our gratitude.


Cool Ninjas!!! This might fit in nicely with that project Heroes of the Jade Oath (we play AE). Did Jade Oath get past the beta?


GET TO THE CHOPPER!!!

sorry couldn't resist.


Not sure how I should take this thread since I'm working right in the middle of downtown Detroit as we speak and I drive by that abadoned station everyday.

Detroit has ALLOT of problems but things are starting to turn around. The city has a decent guy for Mayor for a change and he is working hard. The Auto companies are starting to come back and the exterior of that building in the picture was used in Transformers 1 & 2 and several other major pictures.

Here is hoping!!!


It means the GM in the sky just had to roll his/her d8 to see what color they hit the recipent with. Hopefully they didn't roll an 8 for a double whammy!!!


Megan Robertson wrote:

Folks might want to check out Rite Publishing's Rituals of Choice AP which is set in this world and in particular explores the ramifications of the importance of oaths and, well, making choices. It is written for D&D 3.5 but could no doubt be 'pathfinderised' if so wished.

I've been itching to run it ever since reading the first couple of adventures!

I checked it out and it looked really good and if I'm not mistaken it was written for AE 3.5.

Problem is that the folks at Rite Publishing described it as a 25 part AP (1 adventure per level) and due to the patronage project there were numerous delays. That was in June and at that point they had published the third adventure. Five months later still nothing new.

As much as I would like to see more I wouldn't wait around for this one.


hogarth wrote:
Lord Vile wrote:
We ran AOW and ST in AE.
Did you translate everything over to the Diamond Throne setting?

Yes, as best as I could I translated things into AE (classes, spells, magic items etc). The endless hours I spent with Dragoth and Lashonnas' spell lists still give me nightmares.

ST wasn't as bad, except for the unique demons I didn't need to work as hard. To be honest for the genric demon types (how about that for a 1st edition refernce shout out), I just used my handy 3.5 MM, Players & DM guide.


My group of hardcore veterans 20+ years of RP love it. We ran AOW and ST in AE. After each campaign I check to see if there is something else that interests them and each time they prefer to stay in the AE rule set.


Pan wrote:
I liked the story and enjoyed the player options of DA:O. However the lack of a multiplayer option was a big let down. Any chance this time around there will be an option for online play?

Very doubtful. Sounds like your looking for somthing that LOTR War in the North maybe offering. DA:O story with on-line grouping. Don't know for sure LOTR:WITN isn't going to release for a couple more months.


Got mine on pre-order!! What I find interesting is that ArchLich is using the Vecna Avatar while the first response to the OP was done by none other then Vecna himself!!!

A dark omen for sure!!!


Play as the Emissary to heal your party members.Take out Morrigan first as she is the healer. The other key component is make your sure your entire "party" takes out Alastir's group one at time with 4 to 1 odds they go down pretty quick.

Don't worry about the werewolves, if they tag you then just keep moving, with you constant reinforcements they will eventually forget about you.


Matthew Morris wrote:

Playing the rogue has taught me that, just like in real life, it is more challenging when you can't just fireball things that get in your way.

(OTOH, I've almost figured out how to 'train' Morrigan to throw SotC, without having to do it manually)

LOL, pretty!!! That's half the fun with DA, setting up parties tactics, course their were a couple of times with my warrior that I ended up on the wrong side of a fireball. MORRIGAN!!!!


Lord Vile wrote:

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Question, can you have multiple rangers each summon a pet? I'm about to try it with a rogue, and am wondering if a Warden/Zervan/Liliana/Wynn party could have three summoned monsters with them. Killing the AD is going to be tough w.o mages.

No, only one pet or summoned undead at at time. If you attempt to summon a second pet the first one will die.

Note: there is one exception. In the DLC Golemns of Agmarrk if your playing a ranger/wizard you can summon a pet/undead and then allow your companion the dwarf dualist (can't recall the name)summon his special pet the Bronco allowing you to have a group of 6!

Yea, gone threw game 3 times (mage,rogue,warrior) and always had Wynne as companion for healing.

The AD isn't so bad, just conserve you armored soilders (Eamon Knights, Dwarfs and/or Werewolves/Templars)and bring them in once the Darkspawn swarm the tower heights (AD is at 50%) to keep them off your party. IMHO the Mages and Elves were worthless.

For AD use Corruption helm on tank and stock up on Spirit Balm (AD breath weapon is Spirit damage not Fire). Archer should use Filth Arrows (+3 Nature Damage (AD is vulnerable to Nature attacks).


[QUOTE
Question, can you have multiple rangers each summon a pet? I'm about to try it with a rogue, and am wondering if a Warden/Zervan/Liliana/Wynn party could have three summoned monsters with them. Killing the AD is going to be tough w.o mages.

No, only one pet or summoned undead at at time. If you attempt to summon a second pet the first one will die.

Note: there is one exception. In the DLC Golemns of Agmarrk if your playing a ranger/wizard you can summon a pet/undead and then allow your companion the dwarf dualist (can't recall the name)summon his special pet the Bronco allowing you to have a group of 6!

Yea, gone threw game 3 times (mage,rogue,warrior) and always had Wynne as companion for healing.


Sunderstone wrote:

This just in...... Sept 7th DLC called "Witch Hunt"

Quote:


"Never follow me." With these words, Morrigan vanished into the shadows. Her plans and her whereabouts have remained a mystery... until now. But whether you seek answers, revenge, or reconciliation with your lost love, you may find more than you bargained for.

Key Features:
•Confront Morrigan in this dramatic conclusion to the Origins storyline
•Earn powerful rewards that transfer into your Awakening and Origins campaign
•Import your character from Origins or Awakening or create a new, high-level hero!

This will be good.

late edit*** http://dragonage.bioware.com/dao/witch_hunt/

Wow, looks like I spoke to soon. Like my DLC name better "My babies Mama".


Matthew Morris wrote:
Lord Vile wrote:
Sunderstone wrote:


DLCs I didnt play....
1) Return to Ostagar - from the description it sounded like Id be running through a battlefield fighting hordes of enemies. I passed.

Isn't that what the good guys are suppose to do?

Actually, I liked RTO, nice resolution to Logain's betrayal. True it wasn't as good as the Stone Prisoner or Warden's Peak DLC IMHO but since I doubt Bioware will have a DLC called "My babies Mama" resloving the god baby issue with Morrigan I'll take what I can get.

I'd like DLC that deals with Avernus/Sophia depending on your actions.

Eww, evil metagame thought.
** spoiler omitted **

Well Flemeth does appear to a have younger body in DA2. Probably another daugther, I'm sure she has a couple of suits laying around!!!


Sunderstone wrote:


DLCs I didnt play....
1) Return to Ostagar - from the description it sounded like Id be running through a battlefield fighting hordes of enemies. I passed.

Isn't that what the good guys are suppose to do?

Actually, I liked RTO, nice resolution to Logain's betrayal. True it wasn't as good as the Stone Prisoner or Warden's Peak DLC IMHO but since I doubt Bioware will have a DLC called "My babies Mama" resloving the god baby issue with Morrigan I'll take what I can get.


Vic Wertz wrote:
I've updated the cover and description to match the finished product.

Very Nice!!!


The Time Thief must have cast time stop on me cause I can't stop staring! um what were we talking about agian time travel???

P.S. keep the good ideas coming!


Dark_Mistress wrote:
Lord Vile wrote:
Very interesting, always love new stuff to look over. Now if I may bring the conversation down to its base level. Who is the hottie on the cover and what type of AC Bonus does she get with her "Armor" type?
She is from stock art, I believe. I have seen her before anyways, the artist slips my mind at the moment.

Now you gone and done it, you tried to ruin my juvenile behavior by actually being helpful. Thanks


Very interesting, always love new stuff to look over. Now if I may bring the conversation down to its base level. Who is the hottie on the cover and what type of AC Bonus does she get with her "Armor" type?


What is the expected publication of further adventures? My group will be wrapping up the Savage Tide AP in a few months (just started part 11) and I was thinking of runing ROTRL or Kingmaker.

However, we play AE and this AP might be something to look into since it takes advantage of the history and lore of the setting.


Watched this over the weekend, had me rolling on the floor, you know your a dork when you can forsee the coming argument between players and DM. My dork momment is when the DM wouldn't let the Monk (not elven monk) at least attempt a saving throw against the Demon's compulsion!


Been playing Dragon Age Origins for the last few weeks and just learned Morrigan's origin and Flemeth,s plans for her daughter.

Is it me or did anyone else think that Morrigan/Flemeth story sounds allot like Iggwilv/Baba Yaga history from ST?

For example both Baba Yaga/Flemeth are both ancient Witch Women with a rich history and habit of causing destruction. Both have had numerous daughters (btw was does happen to Baba Yaga's daughters after their 100 year rule in Glorian?)and of course both Iggwilv/Morrigan are smoking brunettes witch women(if you like pixel characters)full of themseveles.

BTW - Love DA this is not a shot at the game.


How sad.

http://www.robotech.com/news/viewarticle.php?id=418


Interesting, haven't seen a box set in a looong time.


Sketchpad wrote:
So how adaptable will this be with PF? I would've loved to see this as a PF compatible book :)

Aside from learning the magic system in AE it is not that difficult to adapt PF or 3.5 material to AE.

Sorry to be brief, and I can't speak for Jade Hero's but AE works like this:

1. Spells lvls 1-10
2. Schools are similar to stardard 3.5
3. The big difference is each spell is either simple, complex or exotic.

Simple Spells - basically any other spell caster classes can use this spell i.e. Greenbond/Druid, Witch, Mageblade, Runethane etc.

Complex Spells - only Magisters the wizards of AE has complete access to a Spell classified as Complex and of course they tend to be more powerful. Now a non-magister can access Complex Spells by obtaining certain descriptor feats say Energy:Fire or Psion. This allows the non-magisters basically to move allow complex spells with Fire or Psion to simple status and there by useable.

Exotic Spells - are the bone crushing metor swarm everything in a mile kind of spells (of course not all are that powerful) very difficult to get.

The AE magic system has allot more to it then that like Laden spell effects and/or heightend/diminished spells.

It takes a session or two adapt but myself and my group prefer AE over standard 3.5.

You could go over to Monte Cooks page (montecook.com) and check it out, he has allot of free stuff that you can download and take a look at.


Qwilion wrote:
Gary Teter wrote:
This product is once again available. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Thank you!

Lord Vile said

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Thank you for the preview.

Your Welcome!

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"... these Dramojh releated?"

Yes, the Arcana Evolved limited licence Monte Cook graciously allows us to operate under, grants us the ability to reference IP found in any Arcana Evolved product.

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Also will you be posting a preview of the Monks? I have one player that was planning on creating an oathbound but now is interested in your Monk class.

Ask and Ye shalt Receive. I was going to put something else up but I have just uploaded the first 6 pages of our Variant Monk (there are 8 variants), its not a full preview like the Demon Hunter but I did make sure you can look at this Tables :)

Give Paizo a few and they should have it available for download.

Thanks Steve, my player likes what you did with the Monk.


Qwilion wrote:

Lord Vile,

Isn't that always the way finally ask the question only to find the answer on your own.

Nope, its the "Lands of the Jade Oath" campaign world.

If your looking for Diamond Throne stuff we have The Rituals of Choice adventure path and Litorians.

Steve

Steve,

Thank you for the preview. I noted in the introdution section you reference the "imprisoned Dramojh" several times. Of course in AE they were the main bad guys till the giants came in and threw them from the their places of power.

Truth be told my group accedently freed an undead Dramojh on a side adventure during our Age of Worms campaign worse yet they had to work with that same creature to stop the Union of Eclipses from setting off the Quicksilver Hourglass.

To this day I use the threat of the returning Dramojh
to keep them from getting to cocky. Aside from Demogorgon or Kyuss/Dragotha there is no bigger Boogie Man in our campaign.

Point being our these Dramojh releated? Also will you be posting a preview of the Monks? I have one player that was planning on creating an oathbound but now is interested in your Monk class.


Qwilion wrote:
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Steve, didn't want to steal your Thunder but I couldn't fine any mention of Heroes/Jade Oath on the Arcana discussion boards or product section on Monte Cook's website?

Heheh, that's because your not looking in the right place, we are mot Malhavoc press we are Rite Publishing, a Licencee of Malhavoc Press, you will find a discussion about our product in the "Other Companies Products" section of Monte's forumm and a thank you post in the "Gamer's Lounge" about the folks from that forum who made Jade Oath possible.

A lot of the discussion of the product has really happend in our patron exclusive forums. I have asked our patrons if they would post a review of the project so far, and one of them has volunteered.

Hope that answers your question

Yes, I just found it on the Malhavoc boards.

One question is Heroes/Jade Oath part of the offical "Land of the Diamond Throne" campaign world? They both use Arcana Evolved rules so I'm sure they could co-exist easily with each other (sorry if this quesiton is answered in the preview but I can't download until I get home from work). I'm just curious.

Thanks


Steve, didn't want to steal your Thunder but I couldn't fine any mention of Heroes/Jade Oath on the Arcana discussion boards or product section on Monte Cook's website?


Can't wait to take a good long look at this, my group has played AE for both the Age of Worms and Savage Tide. We love AE but we were trying to decide if we wanted to move onto Pathfinder 3.5 or 4th edition. I suspect they will be kung fu fighting Karzoug or the Fey in Kingmaker in the next campaign.


James Jacobs wrote:


Dahak's a real-world deity who's actually been in D&D ever since the 1st edition Deities & Demigods (where he was statted up as a dragon)?

I don't have the adventure in front of me but wasn't Dahak one of the enities listed as being imprisoned in the Wells of Darkness from the adventure with the same name?


James Jacobs wrote:

we went with Dahak (a different and actually, I think, more logical choice, and a god who comes from the same traditions and era more or less as Tiamat) as our evil dragon god.

Problem for me James is that everytime someone mentions Dahak I half expect Xena and Gabrielle to come flying around the corner!!!


Matthew Morris wrote:
SanFran Nancy wrote:
Matthew Morris wrote:


Personally my favourite 'racist' Obama comment was that he was a clean and articulate black man.

Joe Biden/2008

Joe's a Liberal right?

Joe's Vice-President

Just want to give credit where credit is due.

Then I guess by your own admission our Vice-President is a racist!!!


Nuff said!!!

http://gamesblog.ugo.com/games/dungeons-and-dragons-spellcasting-soda-taste -test#


Help President Obama win the Heisman Trophy!!!

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Next-h elp-Obama-win-the-Heisman-63851657.html#


How Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 12 days (for dummies):

January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.

January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.

January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how’s that working out?)

January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.

January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.

January 25: Skipped church.

January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner's swearing in ceremony.

January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.

January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.

January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.

January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.

January 31: Took the day off.

February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.


I want peace in the Middle-East, less nuclear arms and everyone to have nice day. Can I have my Peace Prize now?

This is just embrassing and an insult to all the candidates who truely deserve this award for their good work.

I wonder if Wolf Blitzer will fact check the Noble Committee like he did the SNL skit?


gigglestick wrote:
I know that Shackled City was collected in book form. Have AOW or ST ever been collected into single volumes?

Sadly no. In a nut shell ST and AOW are owned by WOTC so unless Wizards decides to re-publish them (highly unlikely)the mags are the only way to go.


Maiking an appointment with the appraiser so he can do an inspection to refiance and save your home. Take the time off of work then having to call when there an hour overdue to talk to someone who sounds like they were on WOW raiding till 3am and get "ah sorry I forgot your appointment"!!!


Nameless wrote:
It's going to be a great game on Thursday!

Actually it's Friday. The NHL wants to move to an NBA type schedule you know 4 days off between games.


Guy Humual wrote:
I gave up on hockey this year when the last Canadian team was eliminated. Crosby is a local boy though, and if I had to choose a winner it would the Pens, however I'm already looking to next year.

Canada still has teams???? hehe


hhmm, my group is about start LD, we just had the "talk" with Lavina and to be honest I was really looking forward to run this. I guess everyone has their own opinions.


Go Wings!!!

My fondest wish is they win tonight so Hossa can take his victory lap with the Cup in Mellon Arena.


Callous Jack wrote:

Hate... that... movie.

Must... kill... Black Bard...!

Your eyes can be so Cruel!!!! Just as I can be so Cruel....thou I do believe in you.


Just finished reading the summary for the first five parts and I like what I have seen so far.

It looks like Vampires may play a major role in this AP??


Turin the Mad wrote:

Actually, this is pretty useful, especially from a "pre-order" basis on Paizo's end.

Say AP 75 is announced six months ahead - which is about the current pace - and it REALLY tickles your fancy. You fire up a sub as a pre-order for that AP. Since it is a limited-run sub, you get NO other benefits of being a subscriber, you just pre-order a "Legends of Fiery Burning Monkey Death" (or whatever) Adventure Path set of issues. Catch could be, as they are already considering for 'suspended' subscriptions, that you are committed to the 3 or 6-issue subscription pre-order. Perhaps on an exclusively pre-ordered "one AP basis" you get the sub discount just on the price of that specific AP.

For those who really want to grab a specific AP set in advance, or perhaps also for backorders, an AP Bundle like the above could work out well as a supplemental ordering method.

Perhaps one could do Adventure Path-specific Bundles? One click gets the 3 or 6-issue subscription and all attached supplemental material scheduled to be released for that particular AP?

Well put, the "pre-order" AP Bundle is exactly what I was thinking.


Charles Scholz wrote:

Any time you start a subscription, it will start with the current Adventure Path. At the moment that is the last issue of Second Darkness. If you want to get Second Darkness, you need to order them. You can order them all at once, or one at a time as you need them.

I currently do have all the Second Darkness issues, it was just an example I used to help define my question/suggestion.

Thanks

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