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Reading thru the Exp. Prototype entry - it looks like all it replaces is the AI ability from the baseline Mechanic.
So, we get an Armor Prototype or a Weapon Prototype in place of the Exo-Cortex/Drone options.

How does this interact with the Control Net ability, granted at 17th level?

Is it just a lost ability for the Exp.Prototype Mechanics, since Control Net specifically calls out being able to distribute Mechanic levels between Exo-Cortex & Drone?

Does it function in a similar fashion, but only allowing a mix of XP Armor & XP Weapon?

Does it allow mixing all 4 options (really suspecting this isn't the case).

Thoughts?

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Joe Jungers wrote:
Eleanor Ferron wrote:
Paul Watson wrote:
“blog” wrote:


(Though if we follow the crocodile and shark metaphors too far, that might imply the existence of titanic lizardfolk that existed in prehistoric times. Eek!)
Do you want Godzillas? Because this is how you get Godzillas!

Ohhhh~ no!

There goes Kintargo!

I've heard that the goblins have their own version of this legend.

They call him Gobzilla...

A couple verses from their oral history of this legend

Gnashy teef & slashy claws.
Him's got great beeg lizard jaws.
Go Go Gobzilla

Longshank towns he loves to burn.
Uh-oh - now its Sandpoint's turn.
Go Go Gobzilla.

Giant feets he stomps around.
Hope he not stomp on your town.
No No Gobzilla.

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Eleanor Ferron wrote:
Paul Watson wrote:
“blog” wrote:


(Though if we follow the crocodile and shark metaphors too far, that might imply the existence of titanic lizardfolk that existed in prehistoric times. Eek!)
Do you want Godzillas? Because this is how you get Godzillas!

Ohhhh~ no!

There goes Kintargo!

I've heard that the goblins have their own version of this legend.

They call him Gobzilla...

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Gotta say - when I read the thread title, I had visions of skies full of black clouds with red lighting leaping between them. In the rare moments when there's a break in the cloud cover, you can see a shattered moon hovering on the horizon.

(Yep - totally channeled Thundarr the Barbarian).

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I'm fond of the term 'plumber'.

"I'm the guy they call to fix the leaks."

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Your game, your call.

Not the game I'd want to play.

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I feel your pain (literally, sometimes, having stepped on more than one caltrop d4). I don't know where to find what you're seeking, but I have been using dice that actually roll from these folks for a while.

Triple Fours.

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So far as the Null-Space Chamber goes, one of the recent AP volumes (AtAT: Escape from the Prison Moon p. 33) used this as a rule of thumb...

"Treat medium prisoners as having a bulk of 16 and large creatures as having a bulk of 24."

Based on that math, I'd guess that a small entity would be treated as having a bulk of 8.

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Hats, the Otyugh wrote:
This thread displeases me.

Why? Because noone yet has asked for your return?

(Personally, I'd love for another chance to chat with Hats).

Honestly, I'm waiting to see Hats make an appearance on Absalom Station.

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Locally, so far as the standard species go, we see a lot of Androids, Vesk, & Ysoki.
We see the occasional Lashunta & Shirren.
I think I've seen 1 Human.
Kasathans are rarer than Unicorns. (I've at least seen 1 unicorn, though as an NPC).

In the realms of the Legacy species, I've seen a ton of half-orcs & a couple dwarves.
No elves (either half or full), no halflings, no gnomes (serious, no gnomes - you'd think having two options would only make them MORE popular).

We get a fair number of the boon races - Nu'ar, Haan, Witchwyrd, & the like - & rumors of Skittermanders may prove to be true soon.

On the class front, Soldiers & Operatives are frequent party members.
Mechanics, Solarians, & Technomancers rank next.
Least seen are the Envoys & the Mystics.

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Fwiw, one of my higher level PCs is a phrenic adept.
(He's a 6th level Detective Operative)

Blaze Nakamura, Psychic Detective.

He's an older ysoki, a priest of Saranrae, modeled heavily off of Shepherd Book.
This confuses the heck out of some people, as they have no clue whether he's a mystic, a mechanic, or whatever - rarely do they discern his inner operativeness until combat starts.

Do I miss some of those sweet, sweet Operative Exploits?

Sure I do, but Blaze still has plenty of flavor for how I want to play him.
And in his most recent adventure, being able to re-roll failed Will saves proved to be extra handy.

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SO close...
(about 2 more sessions)

Once that happens, I'll roll out my lightning yellow nufriend name Skiffy Genray.

Drone mechanic (roboticist theme) who works for a virtual game company, traveling to strange new places & setting up gyms & pokestops for others to enjoy.

His drone looks like an oversized hamster ball, colored red & silver.

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Tonya,

Many thanks for giving this situation your attention & resolving it in a way that addresses many of the issues involved. I know that my gaming friends & I will gladly welcome Michael back to the fold at Atomic Empire. To be honest, it'll be like he never left.

Joe

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I'm telling you, its the Kake-Pop Invasion.

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Mr Jade wrote:


As I said above, starship combat doesn't really work in Starfinder, in that as you level up, it becomes increasingly harder to successfully pull off skill checks. For example, balancing shields requires a DC 15 + 2 x tier level check to succeed.

(blast - ninja'd)

Many of your numerical concerns have been addressed in a FAQ post, in which most of the target DCs were reduced to 1.5 x DC.

Here's the link

http://paizo.com/paizo/faq/v5748nruor1hi#v5748eaic9w55

As to why it hasn't been added to the pdf, Paizo typically doesn't alter their pdfs until they do a new printing of the book.

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Pogiforce wrote:


What this has meant for me in Society play is I have a hacker Operative, who only has 14 Intelligence, with a +13 to computers thanks to all of that and the Skill Synergy feat. That's pretty outrageous. While as an operative player I love all the skill power I think they really need to scale back how much of it they get. Instead of SKill Focus in both specialization skills, which is two free feats, give htem Skill Synergy for both of them, which is one feat and not as much of a boost. Additionally they should probably have fewer skill points and probably shouldn't be getting the two free ranks. If you want to be a good operative you'll invest the ranks in your specialization skills yourself.

Just an aside here.

The bonuses for Skill Focus, Skill Synergy, & Operative's Edge are all insight bonuses & as such don't stack.

Personally I agree that the Operative probably should've gotten Skill Synergy with their Specialization skills.

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Per the 4/4/18 Additional Resources:

"For the divine champion archetype, when selecting a connection for the lesser divine power ability, you must select a connection that has your deity listed in the “Associated Deities” header."

The only deities listed in the 'Associated Deities' header are the 20 Core Deities - does this mean that followers of the other, less common deities & the assorted philosophies (which are currently SFS options) are barred from using this archetype?

Lest I forget, thanks for getting the AR posted in a timely manner.

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Maybe its just me, but I don't miss the 'dump stat' paradigm.

I suppose though that if I have a concept that might require a reduced attribute, then I could voluntarily reduce that attribute knowing that there isn't a mechanical benefit to doing so.

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
...but I think that it takes something truly heretical (in the eyes of the Prophecies) to get booted off the ladder entirely.

Mud wrestling in a vat of chocolate pudding, with a troupe of skittermanders.

That is all...

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In my experience, CN has been the place where players take their PCs who want to be evil but aren't allowed to go 'full-on EVIL'.

While I'd prefer to see Tallow's suggestion implemented (no worship of evil deities), I'd be just as happy seeing the CN option removed, if only to close the loophole of allowing worship of CE entities. PCs could still manage to follow those deities of the CN pantheons (Gorum, Besmara, Calistria, etc) under this realignment.

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Note: Unsure at this point if the PC choices are valid or merely speculation, but here's a compilation of the choices thus far:

(First though, let's get the known NPC Sages on the list)

Diamond - Tahonekepsu
Sapphire - Amenopeus
Amethyst - Sinuhotep
Topaz - Dhiara
Emerald - Grand Master Torch

(Next, the PC's & their choices)

Bismuth - Gear Sprocton
Amber - Seren's Seven
Tiger's Eye - Amenopheus II
Peridot - "Torch"
Ruby - Velictrial Nathalan
Benitoite - Harmachris
Moonstone - Ali Baba bin Scarab
Azurite - Trax
Jade - Hakon Deepcaller
Quartz - Anelle
Opal - Ireyne Adler
Malachite - Beyin Kurbaga
Hematite - Professor Troy Hurtubize
Tourmaline - Leon 'the Risen' Bronzetongue
Labradorite - Mahcahn
Jadite - Itzamnaaj Chaac Chan K'awiil
Alexandrite - Emry Everbloom
Moonstone [or Pearl as 2nd choice] - Raven Moonblade
Citrine - Dr. Ava Aemenor
Sunstone - Sten Rockhammer
Sardonyx - Ali Sqababa Blakros
Garnet - Shyvara Emberfury
Obsidian - Thalia Kastiel
Black Opal - Uldar Millstone
[Pearl 1st, Amber 2nd, ?? 3rd] - Santiago

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Gary Bush wrote:

From the beginning 2.0 will be "core". Core only matters once new books come out.

In my area, Core is a failure.

Agreed on the lack of need for a separate Core campaign at the start of the new campaign.

So far as success/failure of the current Core campaign, I guess its a regional thing - locally we run 1-2 Core tables a week.

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Were this to happen, I'd also appreciate a means to make certain items masterwork in Core. Much as I'd love to get that Aldori Dueling Sword, I think I'd cry knowing that I could never make it masterwork, let along magical.

Or maybe just a comment in the Guide stating that if you have access to a given item, then you also have access to the masterwork version of that item.

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Will pigs be a playable race in SFS?

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Its no biggie - I still had a ton of fun playing your adventure.

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Isabelle - count me in with the multitudes who enjoyed your adventure.
I played it last weekend with my deaf shoanti oracle-barbarian, who at one point cast Comprehend Languages to understand what was coming out of the speakers (he was the only one who could understand the Andoffyn), then quickly realized that there were no lips to read... sad, but funny.

Anyhow, I'm wondering of the exposure to the AI core personality would be sufficient justification to allow a PC to learn Androffyn. Thoughts?

Joe
(player of Ferrus Stonecaller, metal oracle of Gorum)

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There's always the chance that some of these items are being held back so that they can be released on a suitable chronicle sheet.

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Knew it was gonna happen at some point - congrats!

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Mike - its been a pleasure working with you.

The next guy sure has some big shoes to fill.

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We just did Bonekeep 1 over the weekend with Core PCs.

PC List was as follows:

Human Paladin 5
Human Fighter 3
Half-Orc Rogue 4
Human Bard 4
Human Cleric 4
Halfling Paladin 3/Wizard 1

We rolled thru the mission is just under 4 hours.

We had a few close calls & everyone [who could] did leave the place with a nagging cough.

Solid tactics & teamwork kept the crew on track & made few of the encounters dangerous.

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Just Another GM wrote:

Good Work.

And it's filling up quite quickly.
Wondering if you'd be able to combine demographics like Alignment by faction?
I say this because I spotted both Lawful Good and Chaotic Good members of the Dark Archive, which is lead by someone who is Lawful Evil.
I'm not discouraging this in any way, (it makes for good role-playing), I'm curious how many have joined factions for less obvious reasons.

Also nice to see humans leading the way.

fwiw, my paladin is one of those oddities working for the Dark Archive.

She's there to provide oversight for the operation..

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Added a few to the mix (is 18 enough?)

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There's also the Birthmark trait that let's you use it as your holy symbol.

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Another way to look at this, from an in-world point of view, is that you do your crafting in between adventures.

Its called a Day Job.

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I'm happy to have been available to help the community become what it has over the last couple of years. Great people, interesting ideas, & friendships too numerous to expound upon.

Add to that a management team that not only turns out great adventures & products, but also takes into account the opinions of the masses, as it were.

Steve - thanks for giving me the chance to help out.

Mike - thanks for the award & for being there when we need you.

Joe

[who's off to adjust all of his PFS numbers]

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Congrats Mike - glad we have someone so capable wrangling things in that neck of the woods.

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Those 12-sided d4s hurt a lot less when you step on them...

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There are also a few Vanities to be found in the Pathfinder Primer.

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Paladinosaur wrote:

Being LG is a very big part of the flavor of the Paladin. For me, it makes no sense to have paladins of different alignments.

I call those 'Inquisitors'.

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My 1st PC was a paladin of Abadar.

I ended up having him dip a couple levels of bard [allowed him to broaden his skill set].

The jaunty tune he'd sing, to bolster his traveling companions, went something like this...

There's nothing wrong with reasonable taxes.
They keep the City clean & bright.
They pay the guards that keep the peace
and keep the streetlamps lit at night.

Pay your share & you're a winner.
Avoiding them makes you a sinner.

Had more than one Chaotic PC refuse the benefits of his bard song.
Just no pleasing some people, I suppose.

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Chris Ballard wrote:
Looking at the new PFS document, I see that a character now gets a total of 5 xp for playing all four parts of Eyes Of The Ten. My question is does part 1 gives 2 xp and the other parts give 1 xp each?

That's correct.

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Tilnar wrote:
Slate and chalk. All fixed for a few coppers.

That's what my kabuki mime gnome does.

As a player, I have some note cards w/ prepped common phrases & carry a pad of sticky notes to facilitate communication.

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Pathfinder Starfinder Society Subscriber

In Raleigh we generally have 3-5 tables on Thursday night & 1-2 on Monday evenings.

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My primary expectation is that everyone at the table has fun.
All the rest is gravy.

At a convention, I also believe in the 3-2-1 rule...

3 hours of sleep a night (minimum)

2 meals a day

1 shower (for the love of god, adhere to this rule)