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He has some tunnels running under the walls into the Regio Cader that the Council is using for smuggling things into/from the dead part of the city. Perhaps they find a schedule when the next smuggling shipments are to arrive.

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The 10 is from the history of D&D. It is the Base number for Armor Class. A non-armored person with average Dexterity has an AC of 10. This has not changed since 1974.

With the 3rd edition of D&D many mechanics were streamlined, i.e. higher AC value = better AC (before that that acronym THAC0 was very important for playing D&D), the determination of saving throw DC's used the same mechanics (i.e. 10 + spell level + attribute mofifier for spells, 10 + 1/2 hit dice + attribute modifier for monster abilities etc.).

With Pathfidner 1e CMD also used this mechanic. CMD = 10 + Dex-modifier + STR-modifier + size bonus.

Basically 10 has been established as the base target number for any checks involving a D20.

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"It takes you 2 minutes to find out, that 3 of the 30 scrolls are magical." In exploration mode you have enough time to do just that.

"After you pitched the Animted Statue into the deep crevasse you look around" "I want to cast Detect Magic." "Are we still in Encounter Mode?" "Yes." "I will move to the corner and cast Detect Magic." "Me. too, but from another corner." "As you do, you feel the earth shudder, as the Animated Statue hits the bottom. There is dust and pebbles coming down from the ceiling as the earth does not stop shaking." "We don't have time to search for all magic items, grab the best things you can get and we need to get out of here...!"

If you do not have enough time, then Detect Magic will only give you a hint. You will have to make your own decisions.

My opinion? This gives better story telling options.

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The cards #40 and #41 from this card set depict the two relics. (#41 the bat-thingie)

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I think one exclusive tavern and inn on the Regicona is in the Westcrown article, The westcrown article also has some shops on the southern part of the peninsula (but not many).

If you want to populate the city further, you can use the Citybooks from Flying Buffalo Games (those are systemless classics, with a lot of meat) or Bard's Gate from Frog God Games, The Great City from 0OneGames or Freeport from Green Ronin.

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What I did... (and I GM'ed it twice)

Spoiler:

I placed one scroll of cure disease in the treasure with the remains of the cleric in the room with the three ghouls on the upper level. The bard can tell them about that perhaps the cleric had some scroll against that with him, but he was separated when they escaped.

The group only has so much time to reach that scroll.

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Dear Liz, an important voice in the Paizonian choir is going solo. I will certainly try to hear your voice in the RPG community in the future. I look forward to the same awesome stuff like "The Sundered Legion".

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0One Games's "Road to Revolution" is an all-city Adventure Path with the task to discover a conspiracy (i.e. prevent a coup). It features adventures by Tim Hitchcock, Adam Daigle, Liz Courts, John Ling and more Werecabbages. The adventures were written in 3.5 but have been converted to Pathfinder and are available in a collected edition. In conjunction with "The Great City" as a city campaign setting book it is one neat package.

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*waves*

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My wife suffered a stroke 3,5 years ago. She has recovered quite well, but not well enough to resume her work. Stress causes her bouts of vertigo, her field of vision is impaired and her "Know Direction" skill has some serious mali.

I hope all the best for ktfish7.

...That the guys at the hospital were quick enough to be able to "disintegrate" the blood knot that was causing the trouble before the brain parts died, that suffered the loss of blood supply. This is usually a six hour window and helps tremendously with the recovery (my wife was not able to receive this treatment, as she was already under blood thinners/heart medictaion). Otherwise he will have to relearn many things.

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If you want to start in Sandpoint you can begin with the adventures from the Beginner's Box (+ the additional ones that are avaible here for free as PDF). In addition to the "Godsmouth Heresy", there is a 3rd level module "Feast of Ravenmoor" and "Murder's Mark" another 1st level module that are set in Varisia. "Burnt Offering" contains some hooks for the other parts of the campaign.

In addition you can adapt the various Pathfinder Society Scenarios from the current season.

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2009 was also the year our translation group and Ulisses Spiele started issuing the first German books for Pathfinder. Only one book (Falkengrunds Letzte Hoffnung = Hollow's Last Hope, as a magazine inlay) that was published still used 3.5 rules (and was also converted in our PDF download). We even managed to publish our Core Rulebook 6 weeks after the original one...

Spoiler:
there is a saying, if you want to have inexpensive work, fast work and high quality - one of them has to give...

but still - to hold this book in our hands, with our names in it - this moment was special.

We have learned a lot since then, especially about quality, editing and publishing workflow. Now at least 2 books per month are published, 3 Adventure Paths have been issued completely.

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Pygon wrote:
Liz Courts wrote:
Oh my poor chat server that day...I think I heard it die in a pyroclastic explosion all the way in Bend.

I kept a log from that day in chat.

goblins.txt

Our first awareness of what Paizo was doing came at 18/03/2008 21:52:19 in the log.

Pardon the PG-13 language throughout...

lalala... (ollibolli@work) ... good times indeed...

18/03/2008 21:02:53 ‹ollibolli› Erik or Czarina: on a completely other channel... what about translations to German? Any news?

Four years and more than 50 German books later..

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My role as the fortune teller ascertained that all Paizo employees are indeed...

"Groar..."
"HELP!!! Where's the witch when you need her..?"

Spoiler:
What about explosive cookies?... btw Liz is awesome...

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On Sunday I watched 'Blues Brothers' and I see some parallels about getting "The Band" back together... "Are you from the police?" "No, we're gamers, Mrs Tarantula"

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Revolution in Hermea.

Finding out the Gold Dragon behind the big Experiment is tarnished.

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Thank you, DM. Will do.

I have this up as a Rant on my Facebook page and a short notice on Free RPG Day's Facebook page. An email will perhaps get a direct response.

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I have begun to translate the module to German (a big thanks to Zechi for providing the translated room texts) and I'm also converting the module to 3.5... using PC Gen I have come upon several errors, that I am going to post in this thread as I am encountering them, that are sometimes relevant for 3.0.

1) Jil:
Jil’s Use Magic Device Skill can be maximum +10 (all editions). In 3.5 Rules she can’t have spider climb at 1st level. So in order to be where she is, she has activated a scroll. Since assassins are spontaneous casters in 3.5 they know only 2 spells at 1st level, I’d suggest disguise self and obscuring mist… also for her feat selection since two Weapon Finesse feats are now covered with one, I’d suggest Quick Draw. Her possessions do not include a spellbook in 3.5.

2) The Three Stooges (Nikla Varkazi, Hylum Ferant and Kerlen Reh):
These guys have a BAB +2, Grapple +3, Attack +2 melee (1w6+1/19-20 sort sword) or +3 melee (1w3+1 subdual, unarmed) or +2 ranged; Fort save is +4 (all editions).

3) Ruphus Laro:
Ruphus is wearing a chain mail instead of a chain shirt. (otherwise his armor class and speed would not be correct), and is slightly encumbered due to a medium load from the armor (all editions).