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F Human Mesmerist 7 HP 59/59 Fort: +4 Ref: +8 Will: +7/+9 AC:21 Init: 5 Staring At: Spells 1st 4/5 2nd 3/4 3rd 0/1 Tricks 4/5 Used Status:

Lily quietly moves up to Thorek and puts her hand on his shoulder. "Hey, this should help protect you from the attacks. Stay safe...," she whispers to Thorek.


Move-Move
Standard-Implant Mesmeric Mirror into Thorek
Trigger-When he is attacked with a spell or weapon attack that requires an attack roll. Free Action Trigger
Effect-Mirror Image effect of two images.


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RiverMesa wrote:
aobst128 wrote:
Nice. The flavor is a bit different from how I saw the playtests pseudo magical abilities though. From the look of this description, it's just knowledge. It's missing how that knowledge is utilized I think. Otherwise this reads like an int class.
I sort of have to agree (unless the class was changed to use Intelligence or Wisdom in the interim, but that feels like a big enough change that Paizo would let us know at PaizoCon), though hopefully the Iconic Encounter will showcase the Charisma part of the class better.

Isn't the charisma part more appropriate because you aren't necessarily using knowledge persay but warping reality in a way using your brute force of personality.

Horizon Hunters

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AC: 24(T) Fort: 9(E) Reflex: 9(E) Will: 11(T) Speed: 20 Level: 5 Perception: 11(E) HP:58/58
Marigold Longfoot wrote:
Talia the Pirate wrote:

Triple move

"Who the blazes made this trap? Why a giant ball of flames on a track? Who thought this was a good idea?"

”This module was poorly written!”

Honestly, this is perfectly in character for the Pathfinder Society.

Acquisitives

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Female Lashunta EAC: 17 KAC: 20 CMD: 28 Speed: 20 Init: 1 BAB: 2 Resolve: 4 Fortitude:4 Reflex:1 Will:2 HP:18 SP:16

Aurora just kind of sheepishly laughs at Makai's question. " What's the worse that can happen... They die again."


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Themetricsystem wrote:
I am extremely pleased to hear about the Treasury since the system as a whole has been sorely lacking a pretty fair number of things to date with a TON of the books published so far focusing far more on set dressing, flavor, and lore versus actually putting things out that can.... you know, be used by players during a game rather than working to write interesting fiction about the world they play in.

Its more an issue with you that you cant think lore cant be used by players.

Grand Archive

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Female AC 19/21 with shield Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +11 HP 35/35 Perception +11 Low light

Sola produces a flint and steel and says,"Im a follower of Lubaiko. Im pretty sure not having the items to start fires handy at all times would anger her. "

He face scrunches up and she adds,"I guess if the ship is damaged we could just let it sink. She's also the goddess of metaphorical fires and change."


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Totally Not Gorbacz wrote:
Temperans wrote:
Arachnofiend wrote:
Temperans wrote:
In any case the complaint against PF1 was never that you didn't have choices or that everything feels the same. It was always, "this is too broken compared to an unoptimized build". The complaint was that there was too much variety in power.
Might wanna take off those rose-tinted glasses and get back to full attacking every round
Jokes on you I am into vital striking and feint builds.

You spend your move action to feint and your standard action to make one VS attack while the person next to you is firing a volley of arrows or swinging a greatsword multiple times?

That would explain a lot.

Actually a minmaxed feint build could theoretically create an infinite amount of attacks...


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Sunderstone wrote:
Yoshua wrote:

Keiftu is no troll, and trying to project that on them is not cool. They asked a very valid question, and got an answer. Saying it is derailing the thread is what is going to wind up derailing the thread. Could have just not commented, and now there is a back and forth.

OR...

Keftiu could have courteously started a new thread instead of threadcrapping here.

and Congrats to Jim. Always good to see folks from the TSR days.

Nah.... You actually have former Paizo employees stating that the only way to ever get the executives to enact any change is to do exactly what keiftu is doing.

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Female AC 19/21 with shield Fort +8, Ref +8, Will +11 HP 35/35 Perception +11 Low light

" Yeah the term I believe is malicious compliance. We're technically doing the tasks but in the worse way possible. It's a tactic that I highly admire.

I also agree with Itka. Don't particularly want anyone thinking we are going to use these items ourselves.
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I Ate Your Dice wrote:


Paizo isn't your friend

Your are right and wrong. You can't be friends with an inanimate concept but there are people who are work at the company that I know. And to hear someone make inane demands of them is quite frankly appalling.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Cori Marie wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Kelseus wrote:

In your personal head cannon do you think

[/spoiler= Wrath of the Righteous]that Alderpash was able to escape the Ivory Labyrinth? Baphomet is listed as a Demon Lord in Gods & Magic, so cannonacally he wasn't killed by the PCs. [/spoiler]

If he did escape, what do you think he would be up to? Did he accept the offer at redemption?

Baphomet is not dead. He was defeated in Wrath, but you have to do some stunts to make sure a demon lord stays dead. In Baphomet's case, he avoided the long death and is still a demon lord, which is why we listed him as such in Gods & Magic. This isn't just my head canon, but actual Golarion canon for 2nd edition.

You'll note that Deskari is NOT mentioned in the book, because canonically, he is for sure dead.

Does that mean ** spoiler omitted **

Nope. I'm assuming that PCs did the deed. Apart from him being canonically dead in the setting, though, there's not much more to say in print about HOW he died. That story's done. Maybe some day someone else will want to bring him back or do more with him, but I have nothing more to say about Deskari myself and consider his fate in Wrath of the Righteous (and the resulting restoration of Sarkoris) to be my definitive take on it.

** spoiler omitted **

Wait so the Pathfinder Society scenario isn't a part of the canon?


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Also to elaborate. I don't think the OP
of that thread was engaging in harassment but stuff was going on in the background.

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To hell with this. I'm escalating this through Organized Play because it's obvious you don't want to moderate your behavior or be introspective.


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Themetricsystem wrote:

Seriously... KC, what even is this thread if not an attempt to bait? Did I miss something happening recently or like... have you been getting harassing PMs? I'm very confused.

As far as I can tell things haven't been this peaceful in a LONG time and the moderation changes have been working wonders to be an antidote the community needed. There was one dust-up with friends of someone who got the boot in the organized play forums but that was downright level-headed compared to the way things were even 4 months ago.

Uhhhh.... No. That was harassment and a lot of people at rightfully furious at the events that you consider harmless. Also that thread has someone working on himself getting banned from organized play too.


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Leon Aquilla wrote:
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"Paizo is silencing my beliefs!" What beliefs? That trans people deserve dignity? "You can't say anything without getting in trouble with the mods!" You mean like repeatedly misgendering people, or defending vehement bigots? What are you talking about, if not that?

I don't understand the thrust of this. You want to make it a bannable offense to say something anodyne like "I don't think (x) is a bad person, despite what some people are saying about him"?

What makes you think it wasn't already a bannable offense?

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Mike Kimmel wrote:

I'd love it if this conversation could move elsewhere, as we've gone beyond the concerns of the original post, and we're well outside the "space for grieving" Tonya offered when she kept the thread open.

Questions about org play policy, or questions about how to best follow the code of conduct, are certainly reasonable topics for discussion, but please raise them somewhere with a less demoralizing thread title. I am tired of seeing "SHAME ON YOU" at the top of the forum every time somebody posts here. Please let this thread die.

No.... Please don't suggest that we continue that discussion elsewhere. Let it die. Just let it die. I am so entirely confused as to what just happened but just let it die.

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thaX wrote:

Saying nothing is an option, and that was something I was seriously considering before posting, though it is difficult to keep silent sometimes. I just see some of these situations and begin to wonder if I can keep playing the game without causing some offense to someone without knowing it.

Just a disappointing situation overall.

But everyone was annoyed at you for being transphobic. It's not like you weren't told you were being transphobic but you kept on digging a hole for yourself.

And I'm not calling for you to be banned. I'm not calling you a horrible person. All I'm saying is maybe just stop when people tell you are doing something hurtful.

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Well this was a twist I wasn't expecting.

Also it's not that hard to be a jerk. I know I'm prone to it from time to time. I know I can irritate, confuse, and aggravate people but at the very least I try to improve myself in this department. Some of you are like consequences are some mysterious thing that shouldn't exist.

Edit:
Also I should clarify. I'm an obnoxiously loud person which can still cause issues.


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Am I the only person who thinks that knowing what is in the AP has absolutely no bearing on what characters I bring to the table.


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Kobold Catgirl wrote:
starting to suspect these x-men might be a metaphor for something ;p

I don't know. I'd kill for superpowers


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thejeff wrote:


In this case it sounds like MadScientistWorking knows more about this harassment and the specific group involved than we do. I'll accept their judgement. It's not like transphobes having Nazi sympathies is all that surprising. I certainly wouldn't extend it to all OSR players are even Nazi-adjacent. Or even all transphobic OSR players. It definitely exists in...

Yeah I don't feel comfortable centering someone's harassment in this thread. I know exactly who it is because well there are only so many members of the RPG community with fascist leanings and I used google.


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Yeah its killed heroes. I mean I lost a character. My friends lost characters. Its absolutely killed heroes.


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Sandal Fury wrote:
MadScientistWorking wrote:
Alison-Cybe wrote:
I was recently called 'the penultimate SJW' (among other things) by a group of OSR-loving chaps because my bio includes my pronouns. It's... kinda amazing that people still get so upset about such things. It's also super easy to know the type of people never to game with.
Ahhhhhh............................ Those are Nazis. Lets not mince words here. You were harassed by Nazis.
Those "chaps" sounds like dinguses for sure (dingi?), but hyperbole like this only serves to shift people more toward dingus-ry. Can we maybe not be so quick to sling around the name of the most devastatingly genocidal group in modern history because someone got called a pretty mild epithet? Deep breaths, woo-sah.

They're harassing Alison from a a website whose run by a person whose friends with a guy who tried to make a living off the suffering and torture of minorities. There are riots in the city of Boston that have connections to the harassment Alison has received. The word is pretty apt in this situation.

Though yes you are right. I should have been a bit more explanatory but I also know how stalkery and creepy they are.

EDIT:
Sorry moderator. I am a bit heated right now.


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Alison-Cybe wrote:
I was recently called 'the penultimate SJW' (among other things) by a group of OSR-loving chaps because my bio includes my pronouns. It's... kinda amazing that people still get so upset about such things. It's also super easy to know the type of people never to game with.

Ahhhhhh............................ Those are Nazis. Lets not mince words here. You were harassed by Nazis.


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F Human Mesmerist 7 HP 59/59 Fort: +4 Ref: +8 Will: +7/+9 AC:21 Init: 5 Staring At: Spells 1st 4/5 2nd 3/4 3rd 0/1 Tricks 4/5 Used Status:


Move:bluff guy on thorek: 1d20 + 15 ⇒ (3) + 15 = 18
If that feints it provokes from you too.
Standard: attack: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (2) + 9 = 11

Lily's face just goes completely white seeing her comrade die which causes her aim to go wide. "Everyone.... Please don't tell me he's dead... No... Can't be," she starts muttering to herself.


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Doc: Marty that pyronite has the potential to produce 1.21 jigawatts of power. You know what that means Marty!!!!!
Marty: That sounds dangerous doc. Where did you get it from?
Doc: It feel off the wagon of a Gebbite.

Doc: Marty we have to go back to the past
Marty: What happened?
Doc: The whispering way had succeeded at their attempt to help Tar Baphon. Humanity is doomed if we don't find a way to stop them. Doomed!

Marty: Time travel this. Time travel that. Doc why do you know so much stuff about time travel?
Doc: You see its simple. Do you know about Shyka?
Marty: I don't see how they are relevant.
Doc: No its everything Marty!!!!!!! Im an avatar of Shyka. Past present future. I've seen it all Marty. I've seen it all!!!!!!


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F Human Mesmerist 7 HP 59/59 Fort: +4 Ref: +8 Will: +7/+9 AC:21 Init: 5 Staring At: Spells 1st 4/5 2nd 3/4 3rd 0/1 Tricks 4/5 Used Status:


Sorry I was waiting for Esperanza to move as Lily is squishy and I want to follow her lead. Double Move

Lily continues sulking behind Esperanza hoping to aide in her ambush.

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TwilightKnight wrote:

I have never been one to suggest that writing/developing is easy (I am published and have worked with and observed a number contributors). Quite the contrary in fact. However, it IS true that the mid-high/high level content volume for PFS2 is lacking compared to what we have come to expect. The comments by staff seems to indicate that will continue to be true.

You are a comparing a game which had no balance and could theoretically have a single character solo an entire scenario to a game where the balance is more fine tuned. Class composition, ability choices, and tactics are things that can all drastically swing the difficulty of an scenario. Then you add in the fact that while the game is more linear in terms of progression that level range starts getting kind of absurd (In a good way) with abilities it makes designing scenarios difficult.

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I'm sorry but the whole respiratory issue is a complete and utterly nonsensical excuse. You'd have to be in such a horrendously bad state that you'd couldn't even attend the convention in normally let alone live a normal life. Same goes for sensory issues.

Grumble.... Grumble....

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Female Hold Scar Orc Battle Oracle 7 AC 26/27 shield HP 55/96 Ref:11 Fort: 11 Will:13 Resolve Curse: Not Active Perception: 9 1st 3/3 2nd 3/3 3rd 3/3 4th 2/2
GM Farol wrote:

A couple of things: I have not played PF1 scenarios, at all so thanks Hamir for sharing those ;)

I'll include my references later on when I'm on my PC. Sorry, I didn't deliberately mean to be obtuse.

Envoy's Alliance

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Female Hold Scar Orc Battle Oracle 7 AC 26/27 shield HP 55/96 Ref:11 Fort: 11 Will:13 Resolve Curse: Not Active Perception: 9 1st 3/3 2nd 3/3 3rd 3/3 4th 2/2

Gurka just stands there a bit flabbergasted at the lone person standing there. Normally accustomed to more of a bigger audience Gurka just shrugs and decides to just get some practice cutting a promo.

" You.... I can see the fear in your eyes but remember who we are. We are Pathfinders. We've gone toe to toe with the worse of Golarion. Gods??? Pfffttt.... Killed them and took their domain. Necromancers bent on creating an incurable plague. Cured it and destroyed her. Even the "mighty" Whispering Tyrant was only able to give us a black eye. So just know we'll keep you alive. We will stop this menace. And afterwards we can celebrate."

Gurka upon thinking about her words quietly thinks to herself," Not bad but need to be a lot less specific. No one is going to care about the Pathfinder Society. Maybe play up the time I had my arm dislocated but still won...."


Can't intimidate what I can't see so draw my bludgeoning weapon

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Female Hold Scar Orc Battle Oracle 7 AC 26/27 shield HP 55/96 Ref:11 Fort: 11 Will:13 Resolve Curse: Not Active Perception: 9 1st 3/3 2nd 3/3 3rd 3/3 4th 2/2

Spoiler:

diplomacy: 1d20 + 16 ⇒ (14) + 16 = 30

"Ehhh.... Not the most unpleasant thing I've had to face but the more information the better. Don't really want to get blindsided by a giant butterfly like the last time."


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TwilightKnight wrote:


Has Paizo successfully "weathered the storm" and returned to business as usual?

I mean even if they try to I doubt it's going to happen. It's not like this is the only dumpster fire that Paizo had. This is the only dumpster fire that ended up burning so brightly that people took notice which is kind of amazing.

Also, with that being said it's going to take a while for them to fix all of the issues that they have created over the years. I do think things are moving positively. Hell even before the incident I think progress was being made. It's just such a huge mess. I've been vocal about my issues and feel entirely justified doing so but Im not going put unrealistic expectations on what can be done.


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The Raven Black wrote:
Saedar wrote:
Rysky wrote:
If anything I expect the number of Good undead to increase with the rise of Arazni, basically having a patron and sponsor for them (as well as Tanagaar as Keftiu points out).
This also mirrors real life social movements in a neat way. A very important step to making change is having the language to describe it and/or examples to follow. Merely having visible examples of redemption is going to inspire others to the same.
I think that if redemption could come easily to undead, it would have been the case already in the long story of the setting.

I mean Paizo has admitted that for a large part of the time the story was a huge mess and it's a good idea not to cite early stuff it could easily change.


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Well whatever it entails Im sure its going to suck...... *Runs off*


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Esperanza de la Hueca wrote:

Yay!

Taking another level of Devoted Muse.
+1 BAB
+1 to Reflex
+1 ranks for Bluff, Intimidate, and Stealth
+1 to my AC from Artful Defense
Feat: Piranha Strike
Bonus Feat: Twinned Feint

Ooooo no.... That is going to be brutal. I have to think about what Im doing. Im either going back to Mesmerist and taking an additional level in Swashbuckler. I'll figure it out when Im off tomorrow.

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F Orc AC: 22 Fort:10 Ref: 7 Will: 8 HP: 50/58

Sorry about my slow posting as I'm currently sick and trying to figure out if I have COVID

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CorvusMask wrote:

Like... Why are the Onyx Alliance the latest big bads of this metaplot? Did people vote to side against Nigel or did writers just really want to do the "Onyx Alliance might have reformed but still eeeeeeevil" plotline?

Like... I'm not sure why OA is particularly motivated to act against Society instead of Blakros family when lot of pathfinders seem fed up with Blakros family getting away with lot of questionable things <_<

So Im spoilering this because as insane as this sounds it actually follows lore and might be right.

Spoiler:
You see its quite easy. Razmir is manipulating things behind the scenes to weaken one of the few factions in Absalom capable of matching him power wise in an attempt to secure the power of the starstone.

Also in case anyone is wondering what I mean by that spoiler Im just going to leave this here:
Jason Bulman wrote:

I would pay particular attention to the company that some of the prominent elder generation of Blakroses have been keeping recently, perhaps behind their husband's back, and that may lead to some additional clues about the true identity of a particularly charming gentleman who was first introduced... well, I'm not going to say when he was first introduced, that's too many clues. [...] Its a BIGGG deal.


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Kobold Catgirl wrote:

I honestly never really found Seoni to be, like, a very successfully fanservicey character? I think her outfit was a little too much for me.

There's definitely still some solid content, and that's good. I dunno, maybe I'll change my mind when I eventually get ahold of a CRB. Sexuality's just really facing a lot of backlash these last few years in general, and I'm a little uneasy about it when I see a game I like appearing to get a lot more guarded--which is funny, because I used to be really annoyed by "excessive" fanservice for a whole bunch of reasons.

The only time I was ever irritated and I think it was changed in 1E was Irrabeth. She goes from a dork to angry orc. Its odd because I don't think either is bad but I have a certain fondness associated with my avatar's artwork because I picked her for my paladin of Sheyln.


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keftiu wrote:
I’d like to invite all those decrying the state of the forums to post in any of the many lively and pleasant threads in the lore subforum. I’m lonely down there!

I'll join you.


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Kobold Catgirl wrote:
I'm so excited that Kalindlara is writing for Paizo these days.

Yeah Kalindlara is arguably one of Paizo's best freelancers.


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OmegaZ wrote:

I haven't tried it yet, but I don't understand why they don't treat the eidolon like an animal companion when it comes to the action economy. Having the PC spend 1 action to give an order to their animal, who then got 2 actions, seemed perfectly fine to me. Why add an entirely new class-specific system (thought PF2 was trying to avoid that)? As I remember folks did NOT like that in the playtest, so why keep it around? Why limit the spellcasting (which I recall folks didn't like either)?

Think about it a bit carefully. They don't want to make a class that can accidentally cast two spells at once or stacking two two action abilities at once. Its kind of elegant from a design perspective.

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