"Update coming for Saturday, 1/6! ", let's hope for the best!
More reliquary stuff:
I totally disagree with The Enthroned King's Neutral Good alignment (from the Paizo staff, I suppose). He can use Order's Wrath 1/day in his tomb, "fears once again sliding into the role of *TYRANT*" (page 50) and has conjured (LN) inevitables during his reign (page 49), this sounds Lawful Good or (more likely) Lawful Neutral to me.
*Kraggodan is built "hundreds of feet" directly above a lake of lava (page 33-34 and 63), but the final dungeon sports "a precipitous drop that leads several hundred feet down" into Sekamina (area J15), and fairly close to a pit that "drops thirty feet into glowing lava" (area J19 - Thirty feet?) to boot. Pointing this just in case Paizo ever releases the Ironfang AP hardcover...
Caleb Garofalo wrote:
This thread was so 'volatile' earlier, but now it remains silent. I guess all it takes is a few days of silence to make people loose interest?
To say the truth, I'm posting only now because I believed this thread was definitely locked.
I think it's mostly because after Mr. Mona's new statement and intent to very likely revise the book and PDF, the issue here is essentially resolved...
And I'm very unhappy with this decision, I'm getting the physical book and/or the PDF tomorrow *EXACTLY* because of this act of self-censoring.In my opinion, all I see is a loud minority crying wolf for nothing, and in need of a Bryce Treatment from the Paizo staff.
Let me guess: in his last adventure, Durvin Gest had an encounter with the cult of Folca, and later he published his experiences in Volume 5 of the Pathfinder Chronicles. Do you think am I right?
Please add the new gods from the Strange Aeons AP (Nhimbaloth, for example).
I like the Azata's Whimsy more.
Ciao, James! Last week, we had an interesting discussion upon nereids, their nature and their uses in Pathfinder, do you can give us your input on any of those issues? And do you know if we'll see more nereids in the future?
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
Can I ask—is the title of this thread a reference to something? It's giving me deja vu every time I see it.
Not sure, I just wrote the first thing that came to mind.
However thanks to you all for your input, maybe we'll see an 'official' explanation from Paizo someday, here or elsewhere.
Noir le Lotus wrote:
To say the truth, I posted this thread after re-reading Island of Empty Eyes... Ah, nostalgia! We too played Kingmaker, and when our new party of merry pirates encountered the nereid Sefina in Island of Empty Eyes, we smelled *THE PLOT SAYS THE BBEG STEALS THE SHAWL!* right away.Our solution? We still had the sovereign glue and the Salve of Slipperiness from Tempest Rising (and lots of alarm spells), and *THE PLOT SAYS* this nereid is automatically friendly (always a bad sign!) and "lacks any sense of modesty, preferring to swim and tan in the nude unless someone suggests she wrap herself in her shawl" (this means she never uses her shawl!). So, after some easy Diplomacy and Bluff rolls, Sefina allowed us to hide, ward and glue-to-an-hard-and-heavy-surface her shawl... The GM *WAS* amused (and changed the plot, of course)!
Since then, I noticed that Paizo keeps (ab)using this 'Shawl Cliche', and I hoped this thread was helpful in *changing* this creative laziness...
Have you noticed that War of the River Kings, Island of Empty Eyes, The Frozen Stars, Breaking the Bones of Hell and Tombs of Golarion (and maybe more, I don't know... ) have something in common?
OK Paizo, please have a word with the writers and just say NO to shawl abuse.
ISLE OF DAMNED
The (anti-?)heroes get trapped/imprisoned/exiled to Valkus Isle and need to plan/struggle/survive the entire AP before escaping to freedom.
Hoping to see the Golarion version of Snake Plissken too.
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
OK, the Milan event has been a success! And got news from Our Beloved Leader that non-Italians socialists in the U.S. and South Korea will get to experience the bliss of bootlicking *KIM*, and in the near future!
For now, I give you a sample of the marvelous MADE IN NORTH KOREA goods (just ignore the Italian stuff):
I *LOVED* all your guides, my only question right now is this:
I feel you should include a section for advanced firearms. With Iron Gods, these weapons should be easily available.
Techslingers and their advanced, 'futuristic' firearms catched my interest too, do you think we'll see a new section on those in your Gunslinger guide?
Soulsliver [CR 2, SR 0, Will +2, Cha 13] -- An excellent spy and infiltrator in locations with mirrors, or using mirror men as guards.
Douglas Muir 406 wrote:
Hmmh the Master Conjurer class attribute of the diabolist says "At 10th level, when a diabolist calls a devil whose name she knows, she may cast the calling spell as a standard action and bargain with it as a move action. She adds half her Bluff, Diplomacy, or Intimidate modifier on the bargaining Charisma check (if any)", I like your "binding happens immediately" interpretation, but maybe it's NOT universal.I think it would be more appropriate if a summoner does NOT know in advance if a particular outsider needs the 'brute force' approach (your "you’re instantly locked in a struggle for dominance"), or if the called outsider is amenable to "discussion, negotiation, and threats" (immediately devolving to "struggle for dominance" if the summoner starts casting buffing/debuffing spells during the negotiation, I'm sure).
You know, even your "immediate binding" interpretation can be affected by player abuse. In my opinion, anything permitting double-roll of the Cha checks -the Prescience power of the Foresight subschool, for example- REMOVES any danger inherent in the casting of the Planar Bindings spells. Therefore, the DM must improvise every time the player casts these spells, and maybe needs to forbid re-rolls of the binding CHA checks too.
Douglas Muir 406 wrote:
the whole "move your alignment one step towards Good" thing might not work out so well...
Do you remember? "One oddity of the Diabolist is that there’s nothing in the class text that specifically says you lose your powers if you change your alignment away from the permitted one".Protection from evil as a constant spell-like ability and a +2 bonus on caster level checks against evil aligned outsiders are worth the risk of a (temporary for sure!) alignment change, in my opinion.
@Douglas Muir 406
I LOVE your work, just adding two "cheesy tricks" here:
The Stars are Right, the Heavens amulet would be useful to many (most?) diabolists, I suppose.
The Wages of Sin, this book is quite appropriate to a diabolist with the Object of Legend feat! The "you must have some highly personal stake in attaining the object of your quest" prerequisite is easy to justify (you need the perfect bargaining chip for the services of a pit fiend or the perfect gift to your favorite archdevil for some unholy secret, for example), and the completion benefit is ironic and useful at the same time, hehe...
Douglas Muir 406 wrote:
To say the truth, I loved your guide and I'm hoping to see a Version 3.0 adding the stuff from this thread AND a Version 4.0+ when Hell's Rebels, Devil Hunter's Handbook, Devils Unleashed and Devils Amongst Us - A Guide to Cheliax will be published (my wild guessing here, heh... ).Just remember: an infernal contract MUST BE "quite astonishingly long" to be effective!
Douglas Muir 406 wrote:
In general, you don't want to be addicted, so if you're going to take drugs you want to take reasonable precautions...
Petty Alchemy wrote:
My DM warned me about people like YOU...
...But a diabolist is already damned, and sometimes all you need is a little power boost to get you through those Greater Planar Bindings, right?I can totally envision a diabolist addicted to AEther, Bloodbrush Extract, Elven Absinthe, Harlot Sweets, Honeydust, Mumia and/or Silvertongue, and bargaining with devils for more...
James Jacobs wrote:
What about her alignment (and the alignment of the other Runelords)? I do not have The Dead Heart of Xin, maybe the "survey of the ancient rulers of Thassilon—all seven runelords detailed in one place" article includes this info?
On a side note:
Most art here is from Reign of Winter, I believe, but where in the Paizo products I find that Sorshen image?
Amazon has absolutely no idea about anything that is happening in the RPG world.
However Amazon.de emailed me again, maybe there is hope after all...
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Not sure if I'm posting in the correct forum, but got a strange reply from the customer service of Amazon.de regarding The Wormwood Mutiny:
To my knowledge, this is the only Amazon site still selling The Wormwood Mutiny for 15 EUR, however the book is listed as "not published yet".
yes your pre- order (...) is real.
But as I see on our website, this item in new edition is not yet released.
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"New edition"?!? Is Paizo reprinting The Wormwood Mutiny? I don't understand WHY nobody sells this book for a decent price anymore (on this side of the Atlantic, at least), but I *CAN* wait for a new edition (or a reprint) on sale from Amazon (yeah I do know Paizo still have it, but buying here means 1): shipping charges for overseas expeditions, 2): import duty/taxes, and 3): possible physical damages to the book(s) during travel).
Received my order today, thank you very much again for your help!!
I've a second question however: if in the future I want to place a "Should ship from our warehouse within 4 to 9 business days" order again through the same prepaid card (the only card I have, unfortunately), do you think it would be advisable/wise if I also post a thread here? Any suggestions?
A "Ciao e Grazie" from Italy!
I have reprocessed your order and we will be getting it shipped out to you as soon as possible.
Gee THANKS for the quick answer, I truly hope you're not restarting the entire "Should ship from our warehouse within 4 to 9 business days" process again , just checked the site of my debit prepaid card, I've 'lost' in Financial Limbo the payment money a second time ($47.87 x 2, VISA still has the first payment somewhere), and I've seen first hand what happens "If an authorization expires before we ship your order, we must re-authorize the card before we can settle the charge" ( http://paizo.com/paizo/faq#v5748eaic9n0t )...
Let's pray for the best!!
Forgive my curiosity, but it's the first time that I see this messageboard (bought a couple of PDF's in the past, but never delved deeper), do you prefer to reply to customers here, or through emails?
Thank you for your help.