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I just hope this gets an official response. I thought it'd make an excellent place for a non-absalom station adventure, except that with a Max item level of 8, that won't last long.

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This would set up the PCs for this encounter and 2 others down the road when they find the deepspawn's hideout.

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In second edition AD&D, deepspawn were one of the largest creatures in existence. Floating balls the side of large mountains that lived underground in forgotten realms and Greyhawk, mainly. They had mouths and eyes and claws which they could extend as pseudopods at will. That wasn't the scary part, tho. Any living creature they so much as ate a piece of they could duplicate as clones under their nigh-unto direct control, about once every month, I think it was. It wouldn't have the spells of the original, but it would have its supernatural and extraordinary abilities.
--background over--
--begin concept--
What happens when a deepspawn swallows a piece of itself? It forms a deepmaw, a creature that, while not nearly as big, lacks the spell-like ability to store its own creature "data". Without an ability to store its own, it is instead transmitted to the original deepspawn. What this means is, if it deals damage with its bite, the creature it attacked can be duplicated by the deepspawn that created it. Basically, this sets up the PCs to be fighting themselves once they level up sufficiently. For added fun, have it be a quirk of the fact that it duplicated itself that spell-like abilities are erased. Also, I recommend powering down the original deepspawn from being similar to ad&d. In ad&d it was a gargantuan or colossal creature. Unless your PCs are going to be far higher level than they are now, that isn't feasible. Power up, however, the speed of the duplication as needed. If they take a in game 5 month break or something once they reach high enough level, have them fight themselves and it take a month to get their "clones" ready. Don't worry too much about it getting out of hand. It should also be satisfying to defeat themselves as they were 2 or 3 levels ago. Don't deny that to them. If they manage to capture the deepspawn original, make sure the deepspawn is damaged in some fashion so they don't exploit the monster duplication ability. Or just have it fight to the death.

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While deepspawn were threatening, they also allowed for things like the good lich who talked to Elminster before he became the most powerful archmage in Forgotten realms. He had a pet deepspawn he kept under lock and key which had only eaten 1 stirge, ever.

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Explanation for those who don't get it: In second edition AD&D, deepspawn were one of the largest creatures in existence. Floating balls the side of large mountains that lived underground in forgotten realms and Greyhawk, mainly. They had mouths and eyes and claws which they could extend as pseudopods at will. That wasn't the scary part, tho. Any living creature they so much as ate a piece of they could duplicate as clones under their nigh-unto direct control, about once every month, I think it was. If one ate a piece of Rovagug, it would have the ability to birth a legion of Rovagugs. While lacking the godliness of their original (in Pathfinder terms, they would have supernatural, but not spell-like abilities, duplicated), they would nevertheless be an apocalypse under the control of what amounts to a second lamashtu.

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Teleported to *the surface of* Golarion.

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109) a deepspawn ate a piece of Rovagug and was teleported to Golarion. Cue Deus Ex Machina and agreement among the gods of "we never speak of this again".

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I meant hub where I said bug.

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In the description of Zo spaceport in Pact Worlds pg 106, it lists the max item level of a technologically advanced, academic spaceport that is well known as a spaceflight technology bug as being 8th. The only semi-reasonable explanations I can see for it being that low are:
A. It is a chaotic Good settlement, which isn't a valid point as Apostae, a CE settlement, has a 20th max level
B. It has speculation about spying being one of its chief exports limiting it
C. It is limited in accessibility (not likely for a spaceport in the Pact Worlds.)
D. A combination of both B and C
Otherwise, I would expect a Max level of 18th if there isn't something I missed.

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Katina Davis wrote:

Hi Mark,

Thanks for letting us know! Your replies didn't get misfiled, I see them in our inbox. We've been a bit backlogged in our inbox recently, so I apologize for the delay in getting to them.

It does look like there was some confusion with your Humble Bundle, which resulted from an error on the part of our system. I've reinstated the bundle into a new order, #4736800, for which I'll send you a confirmation email in just a moment. Just let me know if you'd like to put it into the sidecart, and I can do that from my end to make sure it does not encounter any more problems.

I've also looked into your Starfinder Adventure Path order, and it seems that it has processed for shipment, so you should be all set.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if there are any further questions or concerns that you may have in the meantime, and I'll be glad to see what I can do to help out.

Thanks!
Katina

Thank you!

I don't know whether to put it in the sidecart or ship it now...I would probably go with sidecart if that's cheaper than shipping it in 2 smaller shipments. Also, sorry for the delay in my reply this time. I just got off work.

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Sharaya, via email, wrote:

Hi Mark,

I’m so sorry for the delay in following up on this! It looks like this got misfiled in the inbox and I just stumbled across it.

Thanks for explaining that. That being a Humble Bundle complicates things a bit. I’m not finding a paizo.com account attached to this email address. Please confirm the email address attached to your account, and I’ll look into this.

I may not be able to get to it before I leave for vacation, but these Humble Bundle items are still on pre-order (waiting for on info for when they will be finished still) so I should certainly be able to get it figured out before those start shipping out. Thanks!

I sent you a couple replies. I think they got misfiled again. Mainly, stating that the email attached to this account is my other email.

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Hello, I posted in the electronic subscription thread sometime around the time paizo customer service went on holiday break. I have had my product shipment for the electronic product Solar Sortie "pending" since the 20th or 21st when it came out. I am becoming very distraught and worried, since I am fairly sure I paid for it, and it says it is purchased above the product listing, but it isn't in my downloads. Help would be greatly appreciated.

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I don't mean to be rude, but it still isn't there, and I am getting kind of worried.

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Katina Davis wrote:

Hi Jerriko,

Thanks for letting us know! It looks like the order was caught up in our system, but I've given it a nudge and it should be all set now. Just let me know if you have any issues accessing the PDF, and I'll be glad to take a look for you.

I am having the same problem Jerriko had, and posted under product discussion, since I didn't know this existed, already. I will quintuple-check, but I don't think I have it in my downloads.

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Any updates on the issue? I know it has only been a day, but...

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The order says it should be in my downloads, but it isn't. Is this just part of the process of it coming out?

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Gark the Goblin wrote:
pinvendor wrote:

A Golarion Almanac.

Probably broke up into countries by continent filled with "regionally based perspective" essential writings containing important dates and statistical information such as astronomical data and tide tables as well as long range weather forecasts, full moon dates, weather history, sun rise and set times, best planting dates, and folklore.
I can't even tell you how often "What's the weather like?" seems to come up in games, and since weather affects everything from the current state or responses of the local flora and fauna in an area to the kind of gear people should have to the local NPCs behavior during their day-to-day, not having to always generate all this myself as GM would just be the best thing ever. I'd probably even use the information as a guideline even if I ran a setting outside of Golarion/Pathfinder, it would just be that useful.
I seem to recall mentioning this to J. J. in his Tuesday chat once, and I believe he indicated it would be unlikely to happen, but I still dream.
Even if it was just introduced as a new blog updated weekly showcasing a single country for each entry, I would probably be satisfied.

I think they try to keep year-specific stuff at a minimum, but I'd love a better weather system. Even just a book that describes the general seasonal weather patterns (avg. temp per month, predominant wind direction, rainstorm frequency) of each region would be awesome. But that's probably something they'd need to hire climatologists for :V

(Though, we could see a fair number of climatologists out of work in the near future, so, maybe they'd work for cheap?)

I'd think you could work that into a book about Tian Xia, honestly. The cultures of asia IRL associated so many weather phenomenon with spirits and/or omens...For instance, the Japanese Snow woman (yuki-onna) and Yun-Dun, chinese god of weather, who plays with the clouds like toys.

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ultimatepunch wrote:
Paranoidmark wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
All of the subdomians folks are looking for (including Nivi's and all of the empyreal lords) will be revealed in Inner Sea Gods, due out soon!
It's probably in there, but IDK. Which source would I find subdomains for Brigh in, as I have found her domains all over the place in Iron Gods AP pdfs of mine, but never subdomains?
Inner Sea Faiths

Thanks! and sorry for the Thread necromancy. I just didn't want to make a new thread just for this question.

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James Jacobs wrote:
All of the subdomians folks are looking for (including Nivi's and all of the empyreal lords) will be revealed in Inner Sea Gods, due out soon!

It's probably in there, but IDK. Which source would I find subdomains for Brigh in, as I have found her domains all over the place in Iron Gods AP pdfs of mine, but never subdomains?

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Any suggestions, at least? I can't change what my level 1 choices were at this point, and I'll probably be getting gold and a level soon, but planning ahead for once I hit 2nd level would probably help. I should probably take Endurance or Raging Vitality, but I'm not sure which or if I should go with something else entirely, considering I have access to the orc racial feats.

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I forgot to include my skills...
skill ranks went to intimidate, Knowledge(local), Knowledge(nature), linguistics, Perception, and swim.
edit: Oh, and one more thing. I gave him a cold iron cestus to replace those unarmed fighter levels(I don't like multiclassing, and they were basically to get Improved Unarmed combat's AOO aspect, which is simulated by having a cestus anyway).

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I am playing a game of pathfinder with friends. Some of the rules are a little different--namely:
1. crits work differently, as do attack rolls of natural 1(I can give a detailed explanation if needed, but basically if you crit you either get double damage or choose an effect from a random list of effects off of a "crit card", whereas you take a penalty if you roll a nat 1 that you don't choose off of a random "critical failure" card.)
2. the stat generation rules for character creation are a little different--while this doesn't matter much in the context of what I'm asking, it explains why I have base stats that are much higher than usual.
3. XP works differently in that it's measured in "encounters", instead of XP points
4. anyone can Use Magic Device untrained, but Untrained you have a VERY small chance of succeeding.
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this is the build I am basing my character off of.
The problem I've run into is that I'm playing an alternate version of the orc(technically a subspecies of Orc with some Aasimar blood called the light orc), instead of the half-orc of the original.The idea of it is that it's basically an orc with no Orc weapon familiarities(they're kicked out of the tribe almost universally), the "lightbringer" racial trait from Advanced Race Guide, which gives immunity to dazzling effects and blindness due to light, no light vulnerability, and which is a native outsider, in addition to being technically an orc, and therefore able to take orc feats. Here's his character write-up as of now, and I'm trying to make a version of the build that takes into account the fact that he already has the ferocity racial trait, and doesn't nessecarily need things like "diehard".
I'm about to level up to level two, so I would appreciate speed if at all possible with the responses.
Throgdar the barbarian
NG male Light-Orc Barbarian(invulnerable rager, Urban Barbarian) 1, age 20, deity: Kurgess, former citizen of Urgir, current honorary member of the Axe clan Shoanti tribe
STR: 24
DEX: 19
CON: 19
INT: 14
WIS: 16
CHA: 16
feat: Power Attack
traits: Optimistic rager(+1d4 rounds to any morale bonus(including rage)), Armor Expert
favored class bonus: rage rounds
wearing studded leather.
gear:
Studded leather Armor
cold iron lucerne hammer
Whetstone
barbarian's kit(replacing the trail rations with orc trail rations)
Barbarian Chew(+1 rage round for 1 hour after chewing; found it in the Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's guide or maybe in the one for Rise of the Runelords)
Longbow
20 Cold Iron Arrows
cold iron cestus
1pp
1gp
4sp
8cp
Note: I accidentally hit "submit" earlier and deleted the duplicate uncompleted post.

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Todd Morgan wrote:

It is my pleasure to announce a new 5 Star GM in the Omaha, NE metro area. Nate Sheridan is a VL that I inherited from Mike Lindner back when I moved over to the area. He has been GMing for the past four years and has been an integral part of the local Lodge with his game days.

Congrats Nate, welcome to the ranks!

Nate, you've earned it. Congrats.

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roll4initiative wrote:
I just went to the additional resources page and it's completely blank. You guys having this problem?

I'm not. Although I did have that problem earlier with the Pathfinder General Discussion forum. I just refreshed the page and it was back.

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Paranoidmark wrote:

I would like to start a thread detailing the free stuff you can get in PFS (Pathfinder Society, for those few of you who don't know or recognize this abbreviation), with the Core Rulebook and Bestiary only, for players starting out. For instance, when I started, I wasn't aware of the Rise of the Runelords player's guide, the Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's Guide, or even the traits supplement.

Free stuff:
Pirate Familiars
Character traits
Rise of the Runelords Player's Guide
Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's Guide
Pathfinder Society Guide to Organized Play
Pharasma replacement domains (credit to Nefreet for pointing it out)
Any suggestions for improvement, feel free to pm me or post it below.
edit 1:please refer to the Additional Resources for what can and can't be used.
edit 2:added Pharasma replacement domains.
edit 3:gave Nefreet credit for pointing it out.
Also, would love for this to be stickied.

Things which are legal for play from these sources if you have the right books, but which are not otherwise:

Dodo, Giant Isopod, Dwarf Caiman, Seal, or Marine Iguana familiars

Void and Scalykind subdomains

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Nefreet wrote:

I'm not following.

Are you meaning for this thread to be posted in the Core Campaign forum?

Or do you mean options available for new players, who happen to own only the CRB and Bestiary?

Because if it's the first, then no blog, or player's guide, is legal.

And if it's the second, then not all of those Familiar choices are legal, either (because their stats are published in other sources).

Hopefully that explains my confusion.

If you'd just left it at "Here's free stuff you might not have known about", that's cool, and helpful. But I'm not sure what you mean when you say "core".

It's the second. Not all of them are legal, but those which are I won't exclude only because others of them are not. I'm only putting up URLs to them. I'm not able to exclude certain parts of them. If you would like, I can put in a thing detailing which parts of which supplements are legal, but to me it seems somewhat redundant to say "look at the additional resources page" and then tell you the info you need to know from the additional resources page.

edit 1:I can no longer edit the first post in the thread, so I will post it below.

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Nefreet wrote:
Paranoidmark wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
The Pirate Familiars aren't all Core, either.
Yes, but they're usable with core.

Only the Mongoose, Osprey, Parrot, Toucan, Sea Krait, and Snail Kit.

Not the Dodo, Giant Isopod, Dwarf Caiman, Seal, or Marine Iguana.

nor are the replacement domains for void or Scalykind usable with only core rules. That doesn't mean I will exclude them, if there's something that can be used with core associated with them.

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Nefreet wrote:
The Pirate Familiars aren't all Core, either.

Yes, but they're usable with core. Subdomains aren't. I hadn't noticed the part on Pharasma's domains in the first one. Thanks for pointing it out.

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Nefreet wrote:

Add a couple other blog posts to the list:

Golarion Day: Other Gods and New Subdomains
Golarion Day: Subdomains for Everyone!

Not sure we need this thread to be stickied, though. All of it is already available on the Additional Resources page.

I discluded the two blog posts you posted because I don't think they are usable with only core rules and bestiary. Also, The additional resources is more in general, while I am speaking to new players with only the core rules.

edit 1: the first is usable. The second is not.

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Jessex wrote:

Adding words isn't simply reading the rules. It is making rules up. If I can insert words into rules I can change any rule to suit my whim.

The rule is simply and only:
"Material (M):A material component consists of one or more physical substances or objects that are annihilated by the spell energies in the casting process. Unless a cost is given for a material component, the cost is negligible."

I would have to agree with Lamplighter and possibly BigNorseWolf here. [somewhere] is the implied location unless otherwise specified otherwise, and it doesn't specify otherwise. He isn't adding rules(and that's precisely what errata does). He's interpreting them as given. The ruling may be corrected in the future, but until then, I would stop arguing with the 4-star GM so harshly.

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I would like to start a thread detailing the free stuff you can get in PFS (Pathfinder Society, for those few of you who don't know or recognize this abbreviation), with the Core Rulebook and Bestiary only, for players starting out. For instance, when I started, I wasn't aware of the Rise of the Runelords player's guide, the Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's Guide, or even the traits supplement.
Free stuff:
Pirate Familiars
Character traits
Rise of the Runelords Player's Guide
Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's Guide
Pathfinder Society Guide to Organized Play
Pharasma replacement domains (credit to Nefreet for pointing it out)
Any suggestions for improvement, feel free to pm me or post it below.
edit 1:please refer to the Additional Resources for what can and can't be used.
edit 2:added Pharasma replacement domains.
edit 3:gave Nefreet credit for pointing it out.
Also, would love for this to be stickied.

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shaventalz wrote:
Paranoidmark wrote:
One more question: Where it says that the Varisian Idol is not allowed in the list of either Rise of the Runelords player's guide or Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's Guide, the other doesn't say it, but has the Varisian Idol as well on the listed pages. Is this an error?
The two sources have different Varisian Idols.

There don't appear to be any rules differences as far as I can tell, though. The Varisian idols have different descriptions, but only in the descriptive text as far as I can tell.

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
Additional Resources has been updated! :)

One more question: Where it says that the Varisian Idol is not allowed in the list of either Rise of the Runelords player's guide or Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's Guide, the other doesn't say it, but has the Varisian Idol as well on the listed pages. Is this an error?

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Have:On-the-Job Training and Custom Order(season 5 player boons numbers 1 and 12)(description below);
On-the-Job Training: "Despite spending 3 years in training, a Pathfinder learns many of her best tricks and skills from her companions while in the field. Choose one skill. Once per scenario when you succeed at a skill check of DC 15 or higher with this skill while benefiting from the aid another action of an ally who has at least one rank in the skill, you may check one of the boxes below. Once you have checked all 10 boxes, you become specialized in that skill."
Custom Order: "You have a special contract with an ammunition crafter, and you are able to order small batches of specialty ammunition as a result. Choose either a +1 or +2 ranged weapon enchantment. You may purchase +1 [enchantment] pieces of ammunition in sets of 10 instead of sets of 50. Once you choose the weapon enchantment, you may only change the enchantment type by spending 4 prestige points."
Want: Tiefling and/or Aasimar race boons(preferably aasimar)

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GM Lamplighter wrote:
You have to have played the PC prior to the cutoff date - just GM credit is not enough.

I have played aasimar before the cutoff date. I wasn't saying GM credit.

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Chris Lambertz wrote:

Additional Resources has been updated! :)

This has probably been asked before, but I'm not sure what the ruling is, because they were talking about aasimar/tiefling boons in the past tense...I have a few aasimar characters from before they cut off Aasimar/tiefling characters from "always available" resources. Does that let me create characters that are aasimar? or just keep playing the ones I have?