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BigNorseWolf wrote:
The good news is that since Cat, big, is one of the broaded definitions of animal companion in terms of looks, Cringer there won't need a makeover just a stat adjustment should the player not have a boon.

Sort of? Warcats are only cats in the loosest sense of the word.

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jakjr15 wrote:
I'm still optimistic that it will come by Gencon

It'll definitely be out by GenCon! Which GenCon is the better question. :P

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Watery Soup wrote:
I still think it's a suboptimal process, e.g., Doug Hahn mentioned NDAs (which I've heard of before) and always assumed they existed to allow VOs to have sneak peek access to materials for exactly this reason. I guess not.

Last I knew (which is admittedly several years out of date), Venture Captains DID get advanced copies of books, for exactly this reason. Paizo may have stopped doing this at some point, of course.

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www.yzzerdd.com wrote:
werd, just kind of bothers me that Krunes artifacts just go away, and the amount of gold you get for that scenario is WAY less than all the magic items you collect for the society.

Think of it this way: The Society is not going to let a few random (if competent) employees keep the vastly powerful historical artifact they just killed a Runelord for. Instead, it goes in the basement for study along with all the other vastly powerful historical artifacts that the Decimvirate gets to bogart Society has found.


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PossibleCabbage wrote:
you never actually need to calculate the bulk of that sofa the PCs are hauling up the stairs- it's enough to say that carrying the sofa makes you encumbered until you put down the sofa.

How Much Can You Carry Society Scenario #1-01

Fed up with the constant death and destruction caused by artifacts at the Blakros Museum, the Absalom City Council has ordered the museum condemned and its owners evicted. Pursuant to ACC Code 2.7.18(e), the council must solicit competitive bids for the hauling and disposal of Non-Qualified Mixed-Magic Artifacts. Can the PCs estimate the aggregate Bulk of the NQMMAs in 10 business days or less?

Primary success criterion: NQMMA bid cost ratio of less than 1.5 gp per standard human workhour using floating disk, or less than 2.5 gp per standard human workhour without floating disk.

Secondary success criteria: one or more of the following:

- NQMMA bulk estimation error does not exceed 20% of values listed in Table 1.

- No more than 10% inclusion of Qualified Mixed Magic Artifacts in bid.

I would play this scenario.


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So when do we get to use them in Pathfinder Society? ;)

Kaushal Avan Spellfire wrote:
I'm very interested to see what Swordmaster offers. I've always wanted to build a PC in the vein of a Mifune Toshiro character (from pretty much any Kurasawa film, but Sanjuro from Yojimbo is most iconic), but couldn't ever get it to work in 1st Edition.

It's neat. Very much a tank archetype, and can negate crits for your party members (at a cost). I haven't figured out a build I like for it yet, but it has a lot of potential!


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Does the old lady remind anyone else of Benny from the Mummy?


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Mark Moreland wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:
What in the world is that creature next to the monkey goblin supposed to be?
It's supposed to be exactly the monster we ordered. You'll have to wait for the book to come out to get the scoop on that cute little guy (and a few other great new beasties).

Honestly, if that thing is indicative of the wildlife on this island I'm in favor of burning the entire thing to the bedrock and sailing home. ;)


Dragon78 wrote:
What in the world is that creature next to the monkey goblin supposed to be?

Terrible.

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Year of the "Oh for gods' sake, it's ANOTHER jewel prison!"

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Michael Hallet wrote:
Dominick Trascritti wrote:
The Oakland VO crew is who you really want ask to get the official answer. I assure you there is no Venture Flogging for an honest mistake. We stopped doing that after morale improved.

Wait, WE DID? How come I never got the memo?

innocently hides scourge behind his back...

It's okay, Darkive players enjoy it anyway.

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Bid for Alabastrine is pretty much the epitome of non-frontloaded RP.

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andreww wrote:
Amanda Plageman wrote:
I have a local player with this ring. It makes his otherwise 'glass canon' PC nearly untouchable, allowing him to stealthily get to the BBEG (or anything else), get a massive sneak attack off, and (usually) remain nearly un-hittable- at least long enough for him to escape.
I am not clear how he is doing this? Being tiny gives you a big stealth bonus but a tiny creature still needs cover or concealment to stealth at all. Given he also needs to enter his targets square to attack those two things definitely seem rather incompatible.

1 level dip into Mouser Swashbuckler, probably. Lets you enter the enemy's square if they miss you, and you always flank the target if there's any adjacent allies. They also provoke if they attempt to move out of your square.

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Zachary Davis wrote:
** spoiler omitted **...

All you really need is Conceal Spell (plus its prereq, Deceitful), unless you really can't take the time to actually talk to them while you're casting Charm Person. Not that much of a feat sink.

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pH unbalanced wrote:

There were definitely magic items in the earlier comics, because I remember asking here if there were a chance for PFS legality. There were only crickets in response.

Assuming you mean the archetype was included in the SRD, that's a non-Paizo site, so it's being included there doesn't mean anything with regards to how Paizo will treat it. I had wondered how so many people knew about it, though.

Wrong SRD.


I recommend checking it the Guide. It has a section on this exact matter. :)

Specifically, +1 weapons and armor are Always Available (along with most nonmagical gear, see the Guide for more details), which means you don't need to have any fame to purchase them. So buy the heck out of that rapier.

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There's one actual corruption boon already. I'm not going to tell you how to get it. :D


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Those would be the chronicle sheets. There's sections your GM should have filled out for gold and prestige earned, but the starting and ending gold and prestige sections are usually left blank. It's your responsibility to fill those parts in.

You do in fact get attribute boosts in Pathfinder, and can raise one attribute by 1 every 4th level.

Just so you know, make sure that the games you play your character in are Core games. Playing a single non-Core Campaign game on a character will render him non-Core in the system.


It would also be halved, as the damage is part of the weapon damage.

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Just did the math. With those wall dimensions (assuming total sidewall dimensions of .6, not each) and the 1x1x2" shape, we get interior dimensions of .4x.4x1.6". That gives us an interior volume of 0.256 cubic inches, or roughly 0.14 fluid ounces.

What this really tells us, of course, is that I clearly like math too much.

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The cylinder would have to have larger interior dimensions than exterior. Thus square.

I'd love to see the math for those dimensions, because they look to be pretty off.

EDIT: Impossibly so, since the side dimensions would add up to 1.2 inches...

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New plan: Don't sneeze while carrying potions. ;)

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Oh my god, I am going to kill SO MANY PCS with that nightmare dragon. The things are bad enough without giving them access to supernatural darkness. :D

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It's actually rather interesting, because that info gives us the SHAPE of the vial as well: It can't be round, unless it also happens to be a TARDIS. So we can safely assume that it has a square profile. Luckily, this also makes doing the math a hell of a lot easier.

A fluid ounce is equal to ~1.8 cubic inches. If we model the vial as a pair of cubes, we can split that in half and take the cubic root to get the interior dimensions of the vial. That gives interior dimensions of ~.965 inches on each side. Subtract that from 1 inch and dividing by 2 gives us the thickness of the glass (.035/2 = .0175).

So the glass is a bit less than half a millimeter thick.

TL;DR: Don't drop your potion vials.


Two Weapon Fighting has no interaction with natural attacks, barring the usual -X to attacks (an additional -2 in the case of a character with TWF).

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That would be correct. Since they both alter the same class feature, they cannot both be taken.

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Oh, I completely agree. I'd be an awesome option to have, but unless word comes down from on high otherwise...

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thecursor wrote:
Well if this debacle has taught us anything: Don't go to the boards to resolve an official dispute.

I think that's a pretty awful lesson to draw from this. If anything, it's wait for the whole story, post everything in its appropriate context, and give campaign leadership a bit more credit. Heck, even "do your research before jumping in" would be a good lesson to draw, if glancing at Warhorn signups could have prevented this whole thread.

The boards are great for getting second opinions and asking questions about PFS policies, and Tonya, Paizo staff, and the VO community are one of the most responsive and open game companies I've had the pleasure of dealing with. There's the occasional hiccup to be sure, but never anything that's lead me to question their professionalism.

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While it would be appropriate, this isn't a table variation issue at all. Druids do not have access to the Scalykind domain. The Naga Aspirant archetype does not change this. Therefore, it's not a legal choice for Pathfinder Society characters.

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It is in fact available. It was a bit more obvious when the later sentence was still in red text, but it was added later and takes precedence.

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I'm a big fan of people using d20PFSRD. Their name changes make it a lot easier to tell when I should ask for a player's copy of the source book.

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
I plan on just reporting the table on my own event in that case.

Given that I'm a 4 star and not actually eligible to run Maelstrom Rift outside of GenCon, that's not really an option for me. :/

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It would be nice to get an update on this, even if the answer is "we lost the sheets for your tables and they aren't going to be reported." My missing Maelstrom Rift table is my 10th special, and is kind of delaying that 5th star by my name.

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Any movement on this issue?


Sure. It won't explode and would likely waste all the powder, but I'm sure you could.

Also, table GM > VC.

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It's also handy if you're actually playing the AP using a PFS character, as you can take advantage of any skillchips you find during play.


You could in theory also use this as a Sacred Huntsmaster, other Inquisitor who has an Animal Companion, or Cavalier via Tactician. Still, a rewording of the prereq would be lovely, given that it also allows Eidolons and familiars, which I can't think of a way to give the feat off the top of my head.

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Cory Stafford 29 wrote:


I am at loss to remember any 1-5 scenario that has that sort of thing at low tier. You rarely run into dr at such a low level. and it can easily be overcome with a person with a decent str and a two-handed weapon. Also, I'm not seeing save or die at that level except for the possibility of a sleep or color spray from a low level caster, which, thankfully, is pretty rare at low tiers. Perhaps you are exaggerating because you have had some frustrating experiences? Alchemist's fire and acid flasks have always been effective enough for low level characters to beat swarms in my experience, and 40 or 50 gp is well worth it for a touch attack that does ongoing damage and can deal with swarms. A lit torch can also hurt them.

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As far as lit torches?

Expect Table Variation

Save or Die:
To be fair, it's not really dying (only 2PP to get it removed, and the scenario provides a way to get rid of it after just that one encounter), and there's a REALLY easy way to avoid it.

Nope, the CL of that wand would still be 1. The character themselves is considered 1 CL higher for purposes of using items, which matters mostly for scrolls, where they might have to make caster level checks to use them.

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Assuming you mean ability to get a character to decent level AT GENCON? No. In theory, you could play every slot and get a character to just shy of 5th level, but that's an awful lot of time spent playing Pathfinder that you could spend doing other stuff. Not that Pathfinder Society isn't a blast, but there's a lot of things happening at GenCon, and it'd be a shame to spend the entire time in the Sagamore. ;)

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Nope, it's a gaze attack.

Quote:


Unnerving Gaze (Su) All kytons have a gaze attack that manipulates the perceptions of those who look upon them. An unnerving gaze has a range of 30 feet, and can be negated by a Will save—the exact effects caused by a particular kyton’s unnerving gaze depend on the type of kyton. All kytons are immune to the unnerving gazes of other kytons. Unnerving gaze is always a mind-affecting fear effect. The save DC is Charisma-based.


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Yep, purely a player issue. Antipaladin abilities pretty explicitly only work on enemies, and unless you're regularly frenching the Antipaladin, he's not really a disease vector (and honestly, this shouldn't come up terribly often in play with an AP PC, due to onset times being a thing).

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Hellknight Signifers can also be psychic casters. It's pretty awful for said psychics, but it's an option.

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That's because he misspelled it. It's the Sha'ir, an archetype for the Occultist.

http://www.archivesofnethys.com/ArchetypeDisplay.aspx?FixedName=Occultist%2 0Sha%E2%80%99ir

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You can actually get away without Phalanx Soldier now. There's a feat in Armor Master's Handbook that'll let you get away with pole and board, although you take an attack penalty equal to your shield's ACP, so...

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Skinwalker was last year's Tier 1 GenCon boon, IIRC? You're still not going to get one, but somewhat less rare.

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Tineke Bolleman wrote:
Muser wrote:
Zach Davis wrote:


Also, I could be wrong, but I don't think The Makers are anything they need to make up. There have been a number of hints dropped that lead me to believe it is a race we already know.
Interesting. Fill me in, would you?
Are these the same makers that get referenced in ** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Unlikely. The ones from Emerald Spire are bugs, while the ones here are certainly humanoid. The boss in Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts is a Maker, as is his wife, so we're pretty safe in assuming they're based on the normal humanoid template. Probably not Leng related either, since Sevenfingers made those deals while he was alive, which is millenia too late for the Makers to have anything to do with it.
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I love the style on Fang, but Phaedra just blows everything out of the water. Beautiful piece!

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Whoops. That's what I get for reading both at once.

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Tharizdhun wrote:
Which new book?

Magic Tactics Toolbox. It's got an archetype that gives you an upgradable clockwork familiar. Not sure why he can't say more, given that it's already shipped to subscribers.

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