Marikel Selentin wrote:
I'm not sure she can tell how injured Marikel is. She mainly went with Marikel because he's in the message spell and Dorn isn't, so she could warn Marikel. Of course, if Marikel suggests she puts it on Dorn, she could easily do so, since she doesn't actually decide until the spell is cast anyway.
I like the Knowledge roll. While a Knowledge check wouldn't tell you the exact number of Hit Dice of a creature, I would think that it could tell you whether that creature is too strong for the strength of the spell.
As it happens though, Levvy doesn't have the requisite Knowledge for identifying giants, so I'm perfectly fine with her losing the spell. Even as I had her use it, I wondered whether the giant might be more than 6 HD, but I decided to risk it anyway. As you point out, there wasn't much else for her to do anyway.
I am very amused that the giant continues to pass all its poor Will and Reflex saves, but fail its good Fortitude saves. It helps make up for the fact that pretty much everything (orcs and giant alike) has otherwise passed their saves against almost all of Levvy's hexes and spells. :)
Joana and markofbane:
I would agree that Levvy and Mahath would certainly know each other. As two practitioners of arcane magic, they almost certainly crossed paths at some point. Levvy doesn't have any problem with outsiders. She can be a bit stoic at times, but I don't see any reason why they couldn't be friends.
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I did not use HeroLab. I did it all without assistance. Well, I used a calculator to keep track of remaining funds while purchasing equipment, but other than that...
For the scrolls, I was figuring she scribed them herself, although I paid full price for them. I've had a few GMs in the past who have required full price on starting equipment regardless of whether you have appropriate crafting feats, so I just went that way out of habit. Though I'm happy to get 75 gp back! :)
Levvy's not actively religious, though her leanings would be towards Erastil. She grew up on Bloodmarch Hill itself, though I haven't given a lot of thought yet to what her grandfather did for a living. A local herbalist or something. I'll give it some more thought and expand her background a little.
I love the legend of the Plague House and it's definitely giving me ideas for Neddy! I'm thinking that during the ritual to summon her familiar, Levvy found herself drawn towards the Plague House. She found Neddy in the area around it, though not inside. She doesn't know for sure if Neddy is in any way related to the legends or if it was just coincidence that he was in that area. However, a link wouldn't surprise her. Other residents likely believe there's a link.
I suppose it was inevitable, though I wasn't expecting it just yet (maybe that was naive of me).
I'll check out the playtest when it becomes available and probably follow along to see how it develops. I'm not sure I'll actually buy the new edition when it comes out though. Even if I like what they do, I don't have the funds these days to buy much, and I still have tons of unused first edition Pathfinder stuff that will keep me occupied for years yet.
Vic Wertz wrote:
Could it be this deal with Shanghai Media Group Pictures? It includes all of series 1 through 11 in China, plus Torchwood and Class, as well as first option on Series 12 through 15. It's not actually a guarantee that Series 12 through 15 will happen, but it is a good sign that the BBC currently expect them to happen.
We seem to be at a standstill with Abdulla, and Felix can continue on with what he's doing, since he's not likely to die from it (anymore). The Felix thread can resolve on its own as the rest of us keep going.
Sorry, everyone, for my lack of posting the last couple of days. My dog died on Friday, so I've been kind of out of sorts. I'll get back into the motions soon.
I really wish the people who submit reviews would come back down to Earth a bit. I appreciate them taking the time and resources to acquire the books for review, but these reviews for the Companion splat books are out of control. Singing the highest praises and gushing about how amazing it is, is just such an over the top reaction. Yes I like the book too, but I'm not planning on having children with it! ;)
As the only person (so far) to give the book less than 5 stars, I have to say I don't understand your complaint. People liked the book, and they wrote reviews saying so. That's kind of the point. I don't really see anything over the top about them.
No, it's not. The Hungry Storm (Jade Regent 3) specifies otherwise. If you look on the map of the Inner Sea Region, the mountains north of the Linnorm Kingdoms are the Stormspear Mountains, but the mountains at the edge of the Crown of the World are the Rimethirst Mountains. There's a large space between the two mountain ranges (and thus the two maps). According to The Hungry Storm (page 8), it is a distance of 1160 miles from Kalsgard to the Rimethirst Mountains.
Much better, thanks. I've been feeling almost normal today (which is good because I have to go back to work tomorrow). I'll be able to start posting again tomorrow.
I believe it's because orcs/goblins/kobolds are humanoids and single-hit-die humanoids don't get racial hit dice. Mites, however, are fey and so get a racial hit die even when it's only 1. That said, I suspect the meta-reason for that rule is exactly what you said--that 1-HD humanoids (which include humans, elves, etc.) are more likely to be used as characters.