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Thank you so much for answering the questions!


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Second question: Will there be an archetype that facilitates undead companions, a la the Beastmaster or Cavalier?


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Is the Lich going to be explicitly evil, or will the ability to create a soul cage be a roleplay element up to the GM. In some settings there are “good” liches who become immortal to protect their communities. Anything like that?

I guess, brass tacks, can you tell us the alignment requirement of the lich archetype, soul cage or whatever you deem most appropriate?

Aside from almost certainly, “the ability to cast spells from slots,” are there any prerequisites I should start building my Wizard toward as I approach 12th level while waiting for publication?


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Welp, maybe this Friday I’ll get my books. A week late.


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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
Nildayre wrote:
In case y’all have missed it, a number of employees have just announced their intent to form a Paizo Workers Union. We should translate our frustration here into support for those workers getting the resources they need to avoid months like this happening in the future.
Where was that announced?

Twitter and Reddit. Search “United Paizo Workers.”


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In case y’all have missed it, a number of employees have just announced their intent to form a Paizo Workers Union. We should translate our frustration here into support for those workers getting the resources they need to avoid months like this happening in the future.


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Join the club bro. I’ve been pending since 23 Sept. I sent an email last week and got a response today saying “ we are hoping to finish getting them all out by the end of the week.”


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Seconded


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Due to inconsistent international shipping this is an extraordinarily large shipment month. Thank you for your patience and patronage. Paizo offices will reopen on Tuesday after the national holiday.

I understand that shipping has been bad, but, like, when you warn me ahead of time it’s a justification, when you tell me after the fact it’s an excuse. We’ve been asking what’s going on since Friday, and it wouldn’t have been hard to make a post at EOB saying “Hey, shipping is hard, our window has now extended to X Oct,” instead of just leaving us twisting in the wind.


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Monday is a mail holiday. I sincerely doubt that, if I haven’t even been billed, they will manage to pack my books Tuesday, and have them to me by Wednesday. I’m not asking for my books before the street date, but why would I pay them to get my books after the date I can buy them in a shop?


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I’ve got a nearly $200 order that still hasn’t cleared from “Pending” or charged to my account. The shipping window for honoring the 13 October release date is today. Am I going to get my products on time? It’s a little frustrating to subscribe to the Rulebooks, Lost Omens, Special Editions and Adventure Paths, and potentially not get my books before I could go buy them at a brick and mortar.


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Ok, so I have a question about the Shadowcaster. They are described as using their main spell proficiency and ability score for their DOMAIN spells. Hey also have access to some of the Shadowdancer feats, to include Shadow Magic and its successors. Those feats describe the spells as FOCUS spells, and call out using the Occult proficiency and Charisma. Does the Shadowcaster “domain” rule using your pre-existing proficiency/ability supersede the Shadowdancer callout because the Shadow Magic feat was gained through Shadowcaster, not Shadowdancer? Or is a Wizard who takes this Dedication screwed?


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The-Magic-Sword wrote:
Cap'n Nemo wrote:
This is always the hardest part. Waiting for the shipment notice.
right? heh, I'm gonna be on pins and needles till mine drops.

It’s like they knew we wanted to do the AMAs


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Mine is still pending too, I think they’re just working through a large workload.


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Wondering about the fact that shipping orders have started being confirmed:

What is your “close of business” for that, so I know when to stop obsessively refreshing my email (if mine hasn’t been confirmed by that point?)


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Are you planning on selling flip mats for this adventure at any point?


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Wow. I actually did the same thing… can I get one of those emails too?


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Svyatoslov wrote:
Arrendis Lionheart wrote:
Knighttrap wrote:
Thrawn82 wrote:
Nildayre wrote:
Knighttrap wrote:
Thrawn82 wrote:
GGSigmar wrote:
Looking forward to august order generation and shipping dates. Any idea when we will get them?
What? no i haven't been refreshing the community service forum frontpage every 30 minutes since thursday looking for it. why would anyone even suggest that?
Your only doing every 30 mins? Poser. :)

I’ve had the Customer Service and Secrets of Magic pages up on my phone’s browser. Every time I get a text, I also check the forums. I have a problem.

That problem is my party really needs me to change from Wizard to Magus for us to win the Ruby Phoenix Tournament.

That is a pretty serious problem, how you gonna let your fighting team down like that?
I feel your pain. A couple of the players in the game I'm currently GMing are trying to find ways for me to kill them so they can play Magus and Summoner.
I feel all of this so deeply. My group picked back up an old game from PF1 within the last couple of months. One of them was a magus and has been chomping at the bit to BE a magus again instead of a Swashbuckler w/Sorcerer multi. And so I keep doin' the refresh dance for their sake! (And mine who am I kidding, Magus was one of my favorite classes when I got to play)
lol I'm dealing with playing the playtest Magus for now. We're lvl 3 so it's not really behind the curve yet. Rebuilding the character when I get the subscription pdf.

Yeah, if I don’t have a PDF from my subscription by Sunday, I’ll probably be Frankenstein-ing a magus from the playtest and information out from the videos, convention and so on collected on Reddit and these forums.


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Knighttrap wrote:
Thrawn82 wrote:
GGSigmar wrote:
Looking forward to august order generation and shipping dates. Any idea when we will get them?
What? no i haven't been refreshing the community service forum frontpage every 30 minutes since thursday looking for it. why would anyone even suggest that?
Your only doing every 30 mins? Poser. :)

I’ve had the Customer Service and Secrets of Magic pages up on my phone’s browser. Every time I get a text, I also check the forums. I have a problem.

That problem is my party really needs me to change from Wizard to Magus for us to win the Ruby Phoenix Tournament.


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@saker

I mentioned Spellfire in the other thread about a week ago. Some others and I were talking about the "arcanists understand magic for what it is" concept, and it was pretty soon after that when Jason started singing the same tune. Problem is with Spellfire, is that it's intellectual property. So they'll have to change the tone a little.


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Mikael Sebag wrote:


I'm hoping that the arcanist as a base class won't be too artificer-y, despite the fact that so many are desperately hoping for that to be the case. Still, I wouldn't object to an archetype where magic items can be deconstructed and then refashioned into new items. It would fit the flavor of the arcanist, but with an emphasis on the materiality(sic) of magic and not the more fleeting nature of spells.

It's clear that there's nearly universal praise for the new concept. The bar has been raised for execution, however, so we may have to wait a little while.

I could also see the potential for a "mana addict" archetype, of sorts.

This is a great point. I'm personally hoping for something in the "mana addict" spectrum, which would add a lot of flavor, but similarly, I hope the talent system opens up the possibility of many archetypes without even being true archetypes.


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This is exactly the kind of flavor I had been talking about in the other thread. Thanks for this new direction, it sounds awesome!


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@Excaliburproxy and Larkas: My bad. There's a lot of content on here at this point.

Can you link to the post where you expressed more specific types of abilities for the Arcane Form?


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I'm just throwing ideas into the pot at this point, because I hope we can come up with some truely good mechanics.

I read what Larkas and Adam Teles were writing about alternate abilities. I like Teles mechanic for descriptor specialty replacing schools, but for the sake of argument I want to say it's still not different enough from what we already have.

Some ideas:

Bring in a spell customization mechanic, like Monte Cook's Magister, or like the Truenamer from 3.5.

Use Larkas' "Arcane Form" idea, granting the mage his own "evolutions."
He also proposed restricting available spell schools, which strikes me as very cool. I'd add in something like alternate powers, using spell slots as fuel. Sort of like th Metamorphosis transformation for the Warlock in WoW

Hail back to 3.0 and give the arcanist something like psychic combat, with oiffensive and defensive modes.

Remember Spellfire from the Forgotten Realms setting? Perhaps something like that, a raw application of magic to heal, fly and harm (and perhaps some new stuff) combined with being a living rod of absorption. This is my personal favorite. Maybe some of the arcanist's spell slots are "locked" from being restored each day, unless they absorb spells to fill them. Maybe they have a special spell list that can only go into that "locked" slot? Improved counterspelling and spell absorbtion would be a core mechanic of this class, and perhaps at later levels they can "catch" spells cast at them, keep them in the "locked" slots until cast, but never able to fully learn them.


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The way I see the arcanist class is borne out of comparison to the Wizard and the Sorcerer.

Consider: The wizard studies magic, through the lens of school specializations. Think of it like a college student. You can study communications, psychology, economics, sociology, history or politics. However, at the core of all of these fields you're really trying to understand how humans work, just in different fields.

A sorcerer on the other hand, intuitively understands magic. She can cast spells simply by feeling them out. Think of her like the person at a party who just gets people. She is the natural salesman, or the magnetic politician. They just "get it." Unlike the college guy who studies people through academic fields, she knows the same things intuitively.

The arcanist represents something in-between. The current interpretation I'm seeing from a lot of people is that the arcanist is a "sorcerer who ended up going to school." I think that's cheating the potential of the class.

I prefer to think of the arcanist as a "genius." Schoepenhauer said, "talent hits the target no one else can hit, genius hits the target no one else can see."

Perhaps the arcanist studies magic in a way neither (or any) class has before. They see the next step in understanding how it interacts with the world. This is why they can cast in a semi-spontaneous way. They understand the spell, but more importantly, they understand the way magic works with the universe. They have more refined control over magic than either the sorcerer or the wizard.

If I could influence the class, I would dump the blood pool concept. Instead, I would add a series of abilities surrounding the motif of magical genius. Allow the arcanist more control over the effects of his or her spells. Let them change things like area, range and duration and element type. They already look to be focused on fluidity, embrace it, and separate them thematically from the sorcerer and wizard.

I'll spend some time tday thinking of more specifics on an ability tree, but this is what I've got for now.