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So pregens, but flavor as we like?

Anything else we should know Scott? This sounds great!


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Greetings Paizoians! This may be your final opportunity to secure the most succulent, gooey treasure of gobliny haute cousine! Our rich harvest last year was aided by the tribe of Goblin 'Heroes' we employed, but unfortunately the contractors have mysteriously disappeared (and we cannot comment on ongoing investigations). Fortunately each contractor managed to collect a single hearty organ for this year’s batch! Claim your Goblin Brain now!

If you are attending PaizoCon 2019 and wish to delight your palette with the scrumdidilliumptiousness of the candied pondering organs of Golarion's own minute menaces champions, simply list here a name which will be on your PaizoCon Badge.

This can be your real name {preferred due to font size} or board alias, as long as you make sure you set that under customize my badge on the E-Tickets page.) If known, include your day/time of arrival (Late Wednesday, Early Friday, etc.) Posting or private messaging your Room # when known will also increase speed (and likelihood) of delivery.

The first 36 PaizoCon attendees to post to this thread will be guaranteed a goblin brain.
Don't miss out on the best Golarion Goblins have to offer! - their sinister heroic, pyromaniacal minds!

PaizoCon PSA: The Lottery is Here and is running until Monday 5/6 (11am PST).

Warning: Goblins have a diet notoriously high in peanuts, wheat, and sugar. Do not consume if allergic.

Be sure to Vote No on Referendum I-977, banning the consumption of high-quality ingredients* in confections. Stand up for Humanity!

*: harvested from demi-humans


Many slots have 4 or 10, or 20 or 32 max attendees, instead of multiple's of 6. While I enjoy less-filled out tables, this seems pretty odd.


So is it Pathfinder or P2E?


What is the Champion vs Soldier stuff? Hard mode? The # of attendees seems off (18, 20, 32).


I just reported a slew of sessions and the session date is missing from all of them. Using Pale Moon on Ubuntu, if it matters.


Greetings Paizoians! The most important moment of PaizoCon has come! You can now sign up to claim to these spine-ripened confections of gobliny goodness! Aided by our tribe of Goblin 'Hero' contractors, the harvest was quite rich this year. The last batch fully ripened and simmered to perfection, we are ready to accept your orders! As always, Goblin Brains are produced entirely from organic ingredients, and natural processes. Reserve yours today!

If you are attending PaizoCon 2017 and wish to distinguish your fashionable palette and engage your body and mind with the rich and high-protein candied noodles of Golarion's own meanest minute menaces, simply list here a name which will be on your PaizoCon Badge.

This can be your real name {preferred due to font size} or board alias, as long as you make sure you set that under customize my badge on the E-Tickets page.) If known, include your day/time of arrival (Late Wednesday, Early Friday, etc.) Posting or private messaging your Room # when known will also increase speed (and likelihood) of delivery.

The first 60 PaizoCon attendees to post to this thread will be guaranteed a goblin brain.

Don't miss out on the best Golarion Goblins have to offer! - their sinister, pyromaniacal minds!

Warning: Goblins have a diet notoriously high in peanuts, wheat, and sugar. Do not consume if allergic.

Praise from respected scientists*:

Testimonials:
Kigvan wrote:
Goblin Brains* (TM) ~~ the socially conscious treat!
Ryan Costello wrote:
All brains must be eaten.
Shadowborn wrote:
Most delicious and an excellent seminar snack.
Runelord Zutha wrote:
The little green things? Oh yes, quite tasty.

*: Scientists is used here in the widely-accepted sense of a person, real or fictional.

5/5

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Please make more 7-11s in season ten - who wants to start a new character that will never go anywhere?


Perhaps this should go in Website Feedback, but my E-Ticket transfer is stuck on the last person I transferred a ticket to - I can't change it. How do I get around that?


This was a new one - link to my post tagging it:

Link


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Crazy idea: get adequate sleep at PaizoCon.

Since we've done away with the afternoon PFS slots, why not shift the morning and evening inwards? Morning slots from 9am-2pm, Evening from 6pm-11pm.

I was surprised how positive the response to this idea was when I floated it at the Con. I'm sure there will be some who are adamant about having more afternoon space, but I really feel this would improve the Con overall. It makes socializing after games much more doable.

Thoughts/improvements?


This thread is for recruiting GMs to run their favorite/best scenarios at next year's PaizoCon. Presumably, you'll need to submit a 3rd-party event form to do so. What terrain will you have? How many different voices will you need? Props? Start planning now!

Other topics:

  • Organization - is it needed?
  • Requests then volunteers, or just volunteers?
  • How do we advertise this opportunity best to attendees?


  • Greetings Paizoians! The time you have all been waiting for has come! Event schedule goes up tomorrow! That is right, you can now sign up to lay claim to these delightfully nutty demi-human noodles! Mere moments ago I witnessed the final decanting of the first batch of the year - piquant and palatable! As always, Goblin Brains are produced entirely from organic ingredients, and natural processes. Reserve yours today!

    If you are attending PaizoCon 2017 and wish to enchant your palette and engage your senses with the rich and high-protein candied gray cells of Golarion's own meanest minute menaces, simply list here a name which will be on your PaizoCon Badge.

    This can be your real name or board alias, as long as you make sure you set that under customize my badge on the E-Tickets page.) If known, include your day/time of arrival (Late Wednesday, Early Friday, etc.) Posting or private messaging your Room # when known will also increase speed (and likelihood) of delivery.

    The first 50 PaizoCon attendees to post to this thread will be guaranteed a goblin brain.

    Don't miss out on the best Golarion Goblins have to offer! - their sinister, pyromaniacal minds!

    Warning: Goblins have a diet notoriously high in peanuts, wheat, and sugar. Do not consume if allergic.

    Praise from respected scientists*:
    Kigvan wrote:
    Goblin Brains* (TM) ~~ the socially conscious treat!
    Ryan Costello wrote:
    All brains must be eaten.
    Shadowborn wrote:
    Most delicious and an excellent seminar snack.
    Whispering Tyrant wrote:
    Feast and become one with me.

    *: Scientists is used here in the widely-accepted sense of a person, real or fictional.


    Some of the pages aren't correctly showing the print products that are on sale,such as here. It only shows the PDF on the "On Sale" tab, but shows it on the "Available Now" tab. Same for APs so far.


    Very much looking forward to this Greg!


    Hey Alex - loved the event two years ago - still the same set of questions this year? (Not that we got close to all of them).


    Greetings Paizoians! The time has come to stake your claim to delicious goblin confections! Selective but highly successful harvests* continue to provide numerous attendees with the chance to enjoy these fine all-natural products. We would like to take this time to reiterate that Goblin Brains are produced entirely from organic ingredients, and natural processes. However due to FDA threats suggestions received, we now offer a line of 'less-processed' Beige Brains alongside the customary Goblin Green Brains.

    If you are attending PaizoCon 2016 and wish to revel in delight and enchant your palette with the rich yet sweet pate pâté of Golarion's tiniest terrors, simply list here a name which will be on your PaizoCon Badge.

    This can be your real name or board alias, as long as you make sure you set that under customize my badge on the E-Tickets page.) If known, include your day/time of arrival (Late Wednesday, Early Friday, etc.) Posting or private messaging your Room # when known will also increase speed (and likelihood) of delivery.

    The first 56 PaizoCon attendees to post to this thread will be guaranteed a goblin brain. Please advise if you would prefer a Beige Brain instead of the traditional, tastier, Green.

    Don't miss out on the best Golarion Goblins have to offer! - their sinister, pyromaniacal minds!

    Disclaimers and Acclaimations:

    Warning: Goblins have a diet notoriously high in peanuts, wheat, and sugar. Do not consume if allergic.

    Kigvan wrote:
    Goblin Brains* (TM) ~~ the socially conscious treat!
    Ryan Costello wrote:
    All brains must be eaten.
    Shadowborn wrote:
    Most delicious and an excellent seminar snack.
    Whispering Tyrant wrote:
    Mmm.

    Nobody wrote:
    First in line for 2016!

    Since the single 'pre-claimable' brain was not snatched up, I'm assigning it to Wei Ji the Learner for kicking off the "Just how great is PaizoCon, and should I come?" threads early.

    PaizoCon PSA: Be sure to enter the Lottery when it goes live!

    *: Please be assured that we will return to stating all of our goblin brains are ethically sourced from local goblin tribes at the conclusion of some minor pending litigation.


    Please set to sidecart if possible. If not I'll survive :)


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    Greetings Paizoians! The time has come to reserve at a bargain some sweet tasty goblin noggin! Unexpected profitable good fortune has struck with the launch of the Giantslayer AP. Apparently goblins heard it would be Goblinslayer are quite irate to be left out (why?... well goblins you know). Due to the rioting, our harvest is both immense and diverse this year, as it seems some orcs of Belkzen were got up in the mix as well. They turned out a touch larger and a bit crunchy, but really quite palatable.

    If you are attending PaizoCon 2015 and wish to delight, nay enthrall, your tastebuds and broaden your palette with the delightful candied gray cells of Golarion's meanest minute menaces (or their larger pals), simply list here a name which will be on your PaizoCon Badge.

    This can be your real name or board alias, as long as you make sure you set that under customize my badge on the E-Tickets page.) If known, include your day/time of arrival (Late Wednesday, Early Friday, etc.) Posting or private messaging your Room # when known will also increase speed (and likelihood) of delivery.

    The first 60 PaizoCon attendees to post to this thread will be guaranteed an orc or goblin brain. There are however just a dozen of the orc flavor available!

    Don't settle for less than the very best Golarion's Goblins have to offer! - their sinister, pyromaniacal minds!

    Disclaimers and Acclaimations:

    Warning: Goblins have a diet notoriously high in peanuts and sugar. Do not consume if allergic.

    Kigvan wrote:
    Goblin Brains* (TM) ~~ the socially conscious treat!
    Ryan Costello wrote:
    All brains must be eaten.
    Whispering Tyrant wrote:
    Mmm.

    PaizoCon PSA: The Lottery is Here and is running until Monday 4/27 (2pm PST).

    *: Please be assured all of our goblin brains are ethically sourced from local Seattle goblin tribes.

    Lisa Stevens wrote:
    Oh, and first in line for 2015! :)

    47 goblin & 12 orc remaining!


    All new questions, or mostly the same as last year?


    Article Link

    "This furry ball of cuteness ... first discovered in 1983 ... rarely been seen since... first spotted in the Tian Shan Mountains"


    I would very much like to see the old faction symbols available for the non-PFS messageboard settings.

    Shadow Lodge got to keep their symbol (on the forums), no reason the rest of the retired factions should be forced to change. And many with the symbols have never played a single scenario of PFS.

    5/5

    Shadow Lodge got to keep their symbol (on the forums), no reason the rest of the retired factions should be forced to change.


    Blog wrote:
    Check out the rest of our Pathfinder Cards right here, and add the Pathfinder Cards: Buff Deck to your arsenal to keep track of all the essential bonuses for your characters!

    Not sure if it was intentional to reference the "Buff Deck" in the last paragraph (it is one of the better sellers), but it made me think this item could have been named the Bluff Deck after all.


    I'm not sure I'd play it personally, but someone needs to write a scenario with this title, connecting the exploration of Jormurdun, Numerian Superbugs, and Gunslingers.

    It's thematic, and about the only way to have a scenario with guns in it without creating a HUGE backlash is to say it right in the title of the scenario (even *I* don't consider the title a spoiler).

    Go - be awesome!

    Scarab Sages

    Greetings my fellow Pathfinders - and great welcome to those who hold in their hearts the River Sphinx and the Sands.

    Long have I been gone from the home waters of the great Delta. Long have I striven to preserve the Pharaoh and especially the interests of his people.

    Throughout the waterways of the Inner Sea I have sought to return that which was stolen from our lands, whether seizing treasures hidden in the Blackros Museum, or returning lost sheep from far-flung lands like the River Kingdoms or Kaer Maga. Now I come home to find a sickness at our heart - a temptress leading away from the path of service.

    Pursuit of knowledge is worthwhile, yet is not an end unto itself. To what end will this new influence put it? Is not the most depraved soul in the Inner Sea also leading Pathfinders with the claim of seeking knowledge for its own sake? Will jewels distract you and lead you astray?

    The past years have not been easy - nor should they be. To serve the Pharaoh and his people with praise is worthy. To serve them while spurned is the true test of loyalty. Do not let go your honor so easily! Stay united under the flag of Osirion - for its people, for its neighbors, and for an understanding of the Past in its many wonders!

    May Gozreh enrich the waters of our lives with her own, and may his thunder deafen those who will not hear the call of our ancestors.

    #Osirion4Life


    Hi!

    Please cancel my Player Companion, Campaign Setting, and Map subscriptions.

    Thank you as always!

    5/5

    I didn't see a thread yet for this one.

    High combat, but good roleplay and can move quick with the right group.

    Question:

    Spoiler:
    Should Tancred be assumed to have a spellbook on him with at least the spells he has memorized? Leaving it out seems mean for wizard PCs, especially ones who don't use the 'pay an NPC' loophole.

    Have you run it? High points? Low points?

    5/5

    The one thing every PFS player loves is to finally be able to use a boon you got X months or years ago at just the right time. Sure +1 to diplomacy with Qadiran Gnomes living in Absalom might be a rare, but it counts when it happens!

    This season though we have some very specific boons, that most likely will only come into effect a couple of times: the "Accumulating an Army" boons from several Season 5 scenarios.

    Perhaps I missed them applying in an earlier scenario, but for the end of the season I'd really like to know if I should be using a specific character for this - only get one shot to play these. I'm fairly certain one or more of these will involve the boon, and I'm hoping someone in the know can advise which:

    #5–24: Assault on the Wound (3-7)
    #5–25: Vengeance at Sundered Crag (7-11)
    Season 6 Gen Con Special

    The last thing I want is spoilers, but I don't want to say, plan a PaizoCon table for one character, then find out at the start (or halfway through) that the one with the boons should have been played.


    Hi - it appears during the downtime I was able to drop the volunteer slot I had listed (it should have been removed a couple weeks ago), but it's still showing as a conflict (This is my Friday morning, 8a-1p slot). The Sunday morning still shows on my schedule, but isn't causing a conflict.


    *Bump*

    This Blog was up for less than 3 hours before it was replaced on the front page :)

    Just over 4 Hours everyone until Lottery closes!


    Greetings Paizoians! We have had an early and bountiful harvest this year*, and we have just received them after a good soak in a Hazu Fermentation pool. Very succulent and moist! And so the time has come to reserve your own tasty oodles of goblin noodles!

    If you are attending PaizoCon 2014 and wish to revel engage your senses and broaden your palette with the delightful candied gray cells of Golarion's meanest minute menaces, simply list here a name which will be on your PaizoCon Badge.

    This can be your real name or board alias, as long as you make sure you set that under customize my badge on the E-Tickets page.) If known, include your day/time of arrival (Late Wednesday, Early Friday, etc.) Posting or private messaging your Room # when known will also increase speed (and likelihood) of delivery.

    The first 50 PaizoCon attendees to post to this thread will be guaranteed a goblin brain.

    Don't settle for less than the very best Golarion's Goblins have to offer! - their sinister, pyromaniacal minds!

    *: Please be assured all of our goblin brains are ethically sourced from local goblin tribes.


    So this question may have been asked before, but I couldn't find it and I'm quite curious...

    Who Got All the D20's from the dice sets!?!

    ;)


    Some of this might already be reported in the New Website thread, but I can't go through the whole thing at the moment.

  • #1 - I enjoyed the new checkout experience once I got over my shock.
  • #2 - Only issue I had was I had to click back to find the "Ship with Subscriptions" option - I either didn't see it or it wasn't there the first time through.
  • #3 - I ordered a Print/PDF product that was on backorder and got access to the PDF, but did not have to pay for it. I don't know if that was intentional (the print/pdf was also added to the sidecart as a backorder, so I'm sure I *will* pay for it).

    Edit: The forum look is making me squirrely, but you said it's a work-in-progress...


  • I was pretty impressed with the interesting and mostly balanced options presented in this book, and the delicate but in-depth treatment of the "Title Topic". Good Job.

    Some very potent dispel options in here - particularly for changelings. That's a mechanic that rarely gets any love (and can be dangerous to do so).

    I like the "Role" traits and feats, although more for home games. For PFS it's rather vague on how to utilize these (can you be a Celebrity Outcast? An Illegitimate Unfortunate?)

    Side topic: The cover of this book reminds me very strongly of the Core Rulebook cover - it's a bit swapped around but the Owlbear and dragon have very similar shapes. Lovely cover as well.


    I have always had some trouble searching Paizo.com for PFS scenarios numerically, e.g. searching for 5-17 by number instead of it's name. Until today, I assumed it was just a matter of numbers being common and confusable.

    I just noticed that it appears all the scenarios are using dashes instead of hyphens in their name (5–17 instead of 5-17), specifically an en-dash. The dash shows up a bit longer (at least in some fonts), although shorter than an em-dash. From a quick bit of research, I think grammatically a hyphen is more appropriate, but that's not really the point.

    I was hoping the search function could be modified to either convert hyphens to dashes or, more preferably, treat them as identical.


    Hey everyone - I can't be the only one who very fondly remembers the Knights of the Dinner Table strips from Dragon magazine.

    I was pretty astounded to find out they're holding a Kickstarter to create a live-action movie/series of the gang. Their about 2/3's of the way there with 6 days left.

    I've been fairly impressed with the details announced so far, as well as the brief snippet already filmed.

    Check it out!


    This is probably a very-low priority request, but I would greatly appreciate the ability to hide the covers of the Pathfinder Society Scenarios.

    I truly hate any sort of spoilers, and most of the Scenario covers spoiler a key or featured monster in the scenario. Most of the time I can avoid them, but occasionally (while searching for scenarios to schedule locally) it's difficult to avoid seeing them.

    It's particularly difficult if I need to read the scenario blurb. I tend to avoid that as well, as they are often medium-spoilery, but at least I won't have the super-spoilery cover right there as well.

    Thanks for your time, and Happy New Year!


    I just purchased my tickets, but the E-Tickets have not shown up in my account - just me or others have this issue?


    7 people marked this as FAQ candidate.

    Should any bonus provided by a Trait be considered a trait bonus, unless otherwise specified?

    Relevant language from original Traits description:
    "Many traits grant a new type of bonus: a “trait” bonus. Trait bonuses do not stack — they're intended to give player characters a slight edge, not a secret backdoor way to focus all of a character's traits on one type of bonus and thus gain an unseemly advantage."

    Notes:

  • There are several examples of traits that do provide bonuses of specific types other than "trait". This can account for the use of "Many" instead of "All" in the traits description.
  • There are also some examples of traits with no listed type to their bonus (often for things not typically given a type, such as caster level). This also can account for the use of "Many" instead of "All".

    Example:
    Gifted Adept [Basic Magic Trait] & Precocious Spellcaster [Taldan Trait] both provided untyped bonuses to caster level for a single spell.

    Without clarification, these can stack. Is that the intent?


  • 41 people marked this as FAQ candidate. Answered in the FAQ. 2 people marked this as a favorite.

    Question first:
    Should the Core Rulebook rules on removing Negative Levels be applied universally, including to Energy Drain attacks?

    Note: A previous thread on this topic was FAQ-marked "Question unclear" - hopefully this will clear up the issue.

    Basic Issue:

    • Core Rulebook section on negative levels states that temporary negative levels receive a saving throw every day to be removed.
    • Energy Drain (spell and universal monster rule) states there is only a single saving throw for the negative levels bestowed by them, and then they become permanent.

    History:

    The evolution of the language of Negative levels and Energy Drain from 3.5 to Beta to Pathfinder is fairly clear. There was a design goal to make Negative Levels less painful and annoying - primarily by eliminating actual level loss, but not exclusively. From the Beta (and Core Rulebook) rules published, there appear to be two classes of negative levels:

    • Temporary: one save every day to rmeove
    • Permanent: No save to remove

    The Disconnect:
    The Energy Drain rules in the Bestiary do not match this change to Temporary vs. Permanent, instead using the 3.5 Temporary -> Permanent rules.

    Rules:

    3.5:
    Energy Drained

    The character gains one or more negative levels, which might permanently drain the character’s levels. If the subject has at least as many negative levels as Hit Dice, he dies. Each negative level gives a creature the following penalties: -1 penalty on attack rolls, saving throws, skill checks, ability checks; loss of 5 hit points; and -1 to effective level (for determining the power, duration, DC, and other details of spells or special abilities). In addition, a spellcaster loses one spell or spell slot from the highest spell level castable.

    Beta:

    Designer Notes: Lose a Level
    Few things are more disruptive to a game session than losing a level, be it from a monster or being raised from the dead.
    In the 3.5 rules set, this means “un-building” your character, trying to undo all of the choices you made the last time you gained a level. There is no simple way to do this and you often end up permanently behind the curve of the rest of the party. To address this problem, we have taken the mechanics for a negative level, streamlined them a bit, and made them permanent in some cases. So, when you suffer an effect that would have caused you to lose a level, you instead take a permanent negative level. No more “un-building” your character and losing a bunch of abilities that allow you to keep up with the rest of the group. Now you just take some penalties until you get a restoration or similar spell cast on you. While this does take some of the bite out of losing a level,
    it speeds up play and lets you continue playing your character without a bunch of messy calculations.

    [and separately]

    Energy Drain and Negative Levels
    Some spells and a number of undead creatures have the ability to bestow negative levels. These levels cause a character to take a number of penalties, but they never result in actual level loss.
    For each negative level a creature has, it takes a cumulative –1 penalty on all ability checks, attack rolls, combat maneuver checks, saving throws, and skill checks. In addition, the creature reduces its current and total hit points by 5 for each negative level it possesses. The creature is also treated as one level lower for the purpose of level-dependent variables (such as spellcasting) for each
    negative level possessed. Spellcasters do not lose any prepared spells or slots as a result of negative levels. If a creature’s negative levels equals or exceeds its total Hit Dice, it dies.
    A creature with negative levels receives a new saving throw to remove the negative level each day. The DC of this save is the same as the effect that caused the negative levels.
    Some abilities and spells (such as raise dead) bestow permanent level drain on a creature. These are treated just like negative levels, but they do not allow a new save each day to remove them. Level drain can be removed through spells like restoration. These permanent negative levels remain after a dead creature is restored to life. A creature whose permanent negative levels equals its Hit Dice cannot be brought back to life through spells like raise dead and resurrection without also receiving a restoration
    spell, cast the round after it is restored to life.

    Core:

    The final pathfinder language is substantially the same as the Beta language.

    Energy Drain and Negative Levels

    Some spells and a number of undead creatures have the ability to drain away life and energy; this dreadful attack results in “negative levels.” These cause a character to take a number of penalties.

    For each negative level a creature has, it takes a cumulative –1 penalty on all ability checks, attack rolls, combat maneuver checks, Combat Maneuver Defense, saving throws, and skill checks. In addition, the creature reduces its current and total hit points by 5 for each negative level it possesses. The creature is also treated as one level lower for the purpose of level-dependent variables (such as spellcasting) for each negative level possessed. Spellcasters do not lose any prepared spells or slots as a result of negative levels. If a creature's negative levels equal or exceed its total Hit Dice, it dies.

    A creature with temporary negative levels receives a new saving throw to remove the negative level each day. The DC of this save is the same as the effect that caused the negative levels.

    Some abilities and spells (such as raise dead) bestow permanent level drain on a creature. These are treated just like temporary negative levels, but they do not allow a new save each day to remove them. Level drain can be removed through spells like restoration. Permanent negative levels remain after a dead creature is restored to life. A creature whose permanent negative levels equal its Hit Dice cannot be brought back to life through spells like raise dead and resurrection without also receiving a restoration spell, cast the round after it is restored to life.

    Potential Explanations:

    Spoiler:
    • Incomplete Transition: It's Spring 2009, the Core Rulebook has been finalized after combing through the comments of 50,000 playtesters. But the Bestiary has to be updated in just a couple months! An excellent job is done, but cross-checking every single change made to the rules is beyond the time constraints. Result: Energy Drain is tidied up as far as the effects go, but changes to the duration are not noticed.
    • Desired Dichotomy: Despite making two clear categories in the Negative Level rules, it may have been intended for the third category that energy drain falls in to exist. Result: Bestiary rules work as intended as an adjustment to the normal rules for negative levels.
    • Belated Rollback: After experimenting with "save every day" negative levels during the playtest, the developer decided not to implement that aspect of the changes (only the "no actual level loss" portion), but missed the window to actually remove the language from the Core Rulebook.

    Pros/Cons:

    Spoiler:
    Save Every Day Pros:
    • Level draining undead not *quite* as overwhelming. CR3 Wights (encounter-able at 1st level) can be very quick deaths. CR7 Spectres are somewhat notorious with their touch attack 2 level drains.
    • More dynamic encounter responses. It's much more interesting for a PC to actually *try* to make that saving throw to remove the level, rather than rushing for a Restoration. First, they have the negative level at least for 24 hours. Second, they may have it longer if they fail the save. It's a gamble, a dice roll, and far more fun.
    • Less annoying.

    Save Every Day Cons:

    • Might make undead "less scary", but there is already 24 hours to simply get a Restoration cast at low cost.

    One Save Only Pros:

    • Familiar 3.5 rule.

    One Save Only Cons:

    • Makes waiting to make the saving throw highly undesirable. A single spectre hit risks going from a 100gp and 1-spell restoration to a 2000gp and 2-spell fix. Too much risk leads to overly cautious adventurers.
    • Doesn't match the established Pathfinder rule.

    Recommendations:

    Spoiler:

  • Fix: Energy Drain (Univ. Monster Rule), energy drain spell, and enervation spell. Adjust the language to match the Core Rulebook division between permanent and temporary negative levels.
  • Alternative Fix: Adjust the same sections. Instead adapt to list as an exception to the standard rules. However there aren't then any examples of the standard rules.
  • Alternative Fix: Remove this innovation from Pathfinder, and change the Glossary rules in the Core Rulebook.
  • Please press FAQ to recommend clarification or changes. Thank you for your time.

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