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******** Pathfinder Society GM. Starfinder Society GM. 19,290 posts (30,042 including aliases). 2 reviews. 2 lists. No wishlists. 77 Organized Play characters. 31 aliases.


Full Name

Eric Bennett

Race

Outsider (Californian)

Classes/Levels

Gestalt Commoner/Expert

Gender

Size

Medium (5' 10", 205 lbs)

Age

23 (if I were a Tengu)

Alignment

Off

Deity

The Flying Spaghetti Monster

Location

The Paizo Forums

Languages

Pretty much all of them

Occupation

Volunteer GM

Homepage URL

Nefreet's Lair (Warhorn & Discord)

About Nefreet

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    SOCIETY EXPLANATIONS:

  • How are badly written rules handled in Society?
  • Why is there an Additional Resources list?
  • Paizo uses "GM" for "GameMaster"
  • Explaining Paizo's development process
  • Lots of other tidbits
  • PFS2: GMs get Downtime
  • PFS2: Chronicle, Downtime, Level
  • PFS2: Downloadable PDF Guide
  • PFS2: Ancestry Boons, Assigned but not Applied
  • SFS: Factions aren't retired
  • September 17th, 2020 is when Fame died
  • You absolutely can use slow speed on all adventures
  • Bounties and Adventure Mode
  • 09/11/2021: No more new Pregens

    SOCIETY RESOURCES:

  • Blake's Tiger's list of PFS1 Resources
  • GreySector's list of flipmats/map packs used in scenarios
  • GreySector's list of Convention Boons
  • Need to search the FAQ by keyword?

    STARFINDER CLARIFICATIONS:

  • "Sneak Attack" means "Trick Attack"
  • Specialization Skill Mastery allows Operatives to Take 10 during combat
  • How exactly does hacking work?
  • Computer Nodes and Starship Initiative

    PATHFINDER 2 CLARIFICATIONS:

  • Specific Overrides General
  • You Can Cast a 1st Level Spell Using a Higher Level Slot Without Heightening
  • Doubling & Halving Damage
  • Problems with Wild Shape
  • It's Paizo's policy that an individual designer (or design manager, or lead designer, or even director of game design) doesn't give rulings
  • Independent Valet Familiar

    Debunking 'RAW':
    Remember, there is no such thing as "Rules as Written". That's a fairly recent internet philosophy which really means "I believe my interpretation is correct, you should listen to me".

    Reading is an interpretive activity. Two people can read the same passage and come to two entirely different conclusions. That alone should be strong enough evidence to show that "RAW" is a fallacy.

    To lessen that chance of occurring, you not only need more text (which is difficult when you have a limited word count), but you need to have a firm grasp of the system itself and all its nuances and implied understandings (which is what GMs are for).

    The first can be alleviated through FAQs. Imagine how thick the Core Rulebook would be if it included the entire FAQ. The second can be alleviated by not stubbornly limiting your understanding to a narrow viewpoint using limited resources.


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