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RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 8 Season Dedicated Voter, 9 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,306 posts (1,725 including aliases). No reviews. 5 lists. 1 wishlist. 32 Organized Play characters. 7 aliases.


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Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Hi!
Please cancel my Starfinder Accessories Subscription only.
I would like to keep all of my other current subscriptions active.

Thanks,
Russ Brown

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Thanks for always promoting diversity and inclusivity in your products Paizo!

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Will this be openly available on July 31st / August 1st or is this going to be restricted to conventions? Asking since this one says unavailable while the others are listed as being available on one of those dates.

Thanks!

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Well, it is 4:00 am on Sunday and I am apparently awake for the day so I might as well post something!

It is great to be back at PaizoCon after missing last year and seeing a bunch of familiar faces! My con highlights so far include the VC dinner on Thursday, the Freelance Forge meetup and the Banquet (weird how those all involve shoving food in my face)!

Also got to play the SFS scenario Data Breach with a table of 4 Operatives to that was pretty fun!

I picked up a ticket for Cosmo's Railroad game from the event swap table* and had a lot of fun, but honestly, I still don't know what the heck happened during those 4 hours. It's like my brain is blacking that out in order to protect itself from the evil clown trauma!

Tonight I might be able to get in on the special even though I don't have a ticket - I hear one of the seeker tables may be interested in a 15 level cleric! :) fingers crossed

Other than that I will be wandering around today, so if you see me feel free to stop and say hello. Chatting with folks is one of my favorite PaizoCon activities.

*Check it out if you have an open slot and are looking for something to do.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Booked my trip (airfare, hotel and con badge) for PaizoCon, so I will definitely be attending this year.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

I uploaded an updated version of the PDF. Re-balanced the monster stats to be more in line with the 5E guidelines.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Great, Thank you!

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Hi There,
I currently have two sets of the Urban Flip Tile Starter set in my side cart. I only need 1 but apparently ordered 2 by mistake. Can you please remove 1 set from my side cart?

Thanks,
Russ Brown

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Cantriped wrote:
Rusty Ironpants wrote:
Where does it say that Power Attack causes a -10 multiple attack penalty on the next attack? It takes two actions but it is only one attack.

Right here:

Power Attack wrote:
This counts as two attacks when calculating your multiple attack penalty.
Power Attack is 'one' Strike (that happens to require two actions), so the subsequent attack would otherwise only be -4/-5, but thanks to this clause in the Enhancement it grants, the subsequent attack counts as your third attack (despite actually being your second) and suffers a -8/-10 penalty instead.

Okay thanks. Guess I got stuck looking at the description of multi attack penalty instead of checking the text for power attack. :(

Also it seems the P1 combination of Furious Focus and Power Attack doesn't even work in P2 because Furious Focus has the Press trait so you can't use it as your first attack. I guess Furious Focus is just designed to be used on your second attack if you plan on attacking three times? Am I missing something and there is actually a way to use them together? (other then pointlessly using furious focus at a -10 after using Power Attack when you have no other actions left to use after?)

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Cantriped wrote:
First, Power Attack uses two[sic] actions to make one enhanced Strike that counts as two for multiple attack penalties...

Where does it say that Power Attack causes a -10 multiple attack penalty on the next attack? It takes two actions but it is only one attack.

Pages 178 and 305 both say your second attack incurs a -5 penalty and your third and any additional attacks incur -10.

Are you saying that any attack action/activity that costs two actions would cause a follow up attack to be -10? Sudden charge is the other example that comes to mind.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

As others have said, thank you for sharing your insights Mike.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Thank You Tonya and Paizo for the unexpected award of the Campaign Service Coin. Also thanks to the Colorado VO's and all the great folks in the Rocky Mountain Pathfinder Lodge for making it my pleasure to be involved with Pathfinder Society Organized Play.

~Russ Brown

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Yay, the forums are back up at a time I can access them!

Glad to see that I am not going crazy and there actually is not a way to make a 1st level character with an 18 Con currently.

Arguments to the effect of "an high Con isn't very good anyway" are missing my point. There SHOULD be a way to make a character with an 18 con at first level - and it should exist in the core book. Otherwise the game is effectively incomplete.

In order to accomplish this under the current setup there needs to be a class (preferably more than one) that has or can choose Con as its Key Ability.

A separate, but related topic is that there should be more class features/feats/abilities/whatever tied to Con in order to make having it as your key ability a viable choice at a comparable level to Str, Dex or any of the other abilities.

Thoughts?

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Okay as my first P2E Playtest character I was trying to make a tank-style fighter that uses high AC an a lot of HP to be good at taking hits. However it seems like it is impossible to make a 1st level character with an 18 Constitution using the playtest rules.

Here is a quick summary of how to generate your ability scores. Please let me know if I am missing something.
1. You start with a 10 in all abilities.
2. You apply ability boosts to increase an ability by 2 (when less than 18)
3. You gain ability boosts from 4 sources, being 1st level, your Ancestry, your Background, and your Class.
4. When you gain multiple boosts at the same time (i.e. from the same source) each must be applied to a different ability.

So to get an 18 in any ability you must make the appropriate choices that allow you to apply 4 boosts, one from each source, to a single ability.

The problem comes in when choosing your class. The ability boost from your class must be applied to (one of) the class' Key Abilities. However, none of the playtest classes have Constitution as a Key Ability. This makes it impossible to get an 18 constitution at 1st level.

Am I missing something? If not, is this an oversight or a deliberate design choice? It seems like an oversight as all other abilities can be 18 at first level. Also given their martial nature, barbarians, fighters and rangers should be able to have an 18 Con at first level.

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Yay, I should be Starfinder Superscribered up!

edit: Oops, forgot the RPG Superstar tag blots out all other tags, who must bow before it!! :P Not that I am complaining.

edit2: I am super psyched about Starfinder and I can't wait to start playing it in August!

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Rusty Ironpants

Yes, It was nice to meet you guys in person.

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Thank you sirs!

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

It seems to be that each character can decide the flavor behind their powers, one mystic might be arcane, while another is psychic in flavor.

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Wzrd wrote:

What increases when a character goes up in level?

A) Hit Points only.
B) Stamina Points only.
C) Both, Hit Points and Stamina Points.
D) Neither.

If I remember correctly from the Starfinder delve at PaizoCon, you get SP and HP from both your race and class at character creation, then get more of both (I think) from your class when you level. Don't know how/if resolve points go up.

Edit: Oh and after reading the whole thread I see Owen already answered this. :)

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Hey, I wrote the the Magma Crawler monster that appears in this adventure! The stats for that monster should indeed be correct - as far as I can verify to the best of my ability! :P

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Wow. Jason, Robert, this sounds pretty amazing.

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Curtisin wrote:
Do Half-halfling get called Quarterlings?

Half-human halflings! Logically they are more like Three-Quarterlings. Of course in your game world you can call them anything you like. Half-human dwarves were called Muls in Darksun.

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zainale wrote:
gasp! BLASPHEMER! There is no such thing as humans! There are only dire halflings.

Then I guess you can think of this as Template Races: Half-Dire-Halfings. In its pages you will find stats for Half-Dire-Halfling Halflings!*

*If one accepts the premise that Humans = Dire Halflings ;P

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

I think the next Starfinder book will actually be some kind of ship guide.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

I will be able to attend this year since I will not be going to the VC dinner! Looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Mike Welham wrote:
This looks really cool!

Thanks Mike!

The swarmhive template lets you combine a plant monster and a swarm into one creature.

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RyanH wrote:
How deadly is Bonekeep? I have a six that could play, but I don't want to die!

Origins of Bonekeep

PFS Forums: Pathfinder Society Scenarios are TOO EASY!!!
Jason Bulman: Is that so? Hold my beer...

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W E Ray wrote:

I hope someone offers to run Part 3 on Monday night!

Or failing that, I hope something is offered Monday night.

I would be good for a Monday Night game as well (either AfI 2 or something else) as I am not leaving until Tuesday.

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Tallow wrote:
Tallow wrote:

All for Immortality, Part 1, Thu 5/25/17, 2:30pm to 6:30pm w/ finish up after VC dinner.

All for Immortality, Part 2,
Fri 1pm to 6:30pm

All for Immortality, Part 3, Sat 1pm to 6:30pm

Bumping so it doesn't get lost in the discussion.

I signed up for part 2 but I have a lottery game on saturday afternoon that I am not going to skip.

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Amber Scott wrote:
Nice to meet you!

Thanks Amber, I am looking forward to this game and meeting everyone in person.

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Howdy Mike!
I won ticket for this game as well. Looking forward to sitting at the game table with you.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Hi! I am Russ. I was also lucky enough to get this game in the lottery.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Hi! I am Russ and I am coming from Colorado for my 5th PaizoCon.

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Tallow wrote:

Belafon, GM Eazy-Earl, and Sarvai Taeno

Anyone else want to do All for Immortality?

I have already played part 1, but I would be interested in jumping in on parts 2 & 3 if you end up running those Andy.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Glad to see you are going to be able to attend rknop!

I will be arriving early on Thursday as well. I need to recheck my itenerary for the exact time, but I should have time for a game before the wayfinder get together.

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David knott 242 wrote:

So when will Paizo have the revised version of the PDF available? Based on Endzeitgeist's review, I would have to say that we do not have the revision here (I just re-downloaded it to check).

Hi David,

Sorry I am a bit behind on getting the revised version uploaded here at Paizo. I will upload it tonight and then it usually takes the Paizo folks 1 to 2 business days to make it available. In any case the site should send out an email when the updated version is available.

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Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
I'll be coming for my first time. It will be great to meet some of you in person. At Gen Con I never really run into that many people from the boards, so I'm looking forward to this smaller venue.

Awesome. It will be good to see you again!

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Rusty Ironpants

@Mikko, I will be at PaizoCon.

@Kobold, when agreeing to do work for a publisher, I recommend determining up front when and how payment should be made. Upon turnover or upon publication are the two most common terms I have seen.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

@Broken Zenith: Jeff, I see the respond by date for pitches is 3/17, but do you have a deadline for delivery of the finished assignment yet? I don't want to pitch something if I know I won't have time to finish by the deadline.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

The last 2 years (at this hotel) I have checked in around 9:30 am and not had any problems. I also have not had any problem getting the convention rate on Monday night and checking out Tuesday.

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Owen KC Stephens wrote:
Oznogon Games wrote:


  • You Know That Space TV Show or Movie You Like? That Thing, but Without Copyright Violations
    [/list]
  • Dang it, *I* was going to do that!

    :D

    To be honest, I think everyone's planning to to that to one degree or another! :)

    Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

    Grumpus wrote:

    Just picked this up. Great product.

    My geokineticist, Pigpen will get good use out of this.

    Thanks for supporting Rusted Iron Games! I am glad you like the product.

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    Curtisin wrote:
    Rusty Ironpants wrote:
    Plus !spoiler! Mike is currently working on developing a new Gnome Race for the Deadly Gardens series.. :P
    Garden Gnomes!??

    No, I am not quiet that cheesy*. They differ in both name and concept from Garden Gnomes. :)

    *Although my original concept for the Verids, called "Sproutlings" at the time was that they were basically Sprout from the old Jolly Green Giant commercials. Thankfully Jacob was able to take that seed make it into something much cooler.

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    Plus !spoiler! Mike is currently working on developing a new Gnome Race for the Deadly Gardens series.. :P

    Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

    Thanks for supporting Rusted Iron Games! :)

    I have been a bit busy with the old day job. I will upload the Svirfneblin book to the Paizo site tonight, which means it should be available here within a few days.

    Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

    I don't know about the "newest ones excluded" part. I have products that have been released for 1 week that are included!

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    Seems you are correct. All the Rusted Iron Games products are on sale as well.

    Might as well take advantage of it. *rushes off to post a link on facebook and twitter*

    Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Rusty Ironpants

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    RPGSS going on haitus is really a bummer! As others have said, that is how I got started in game design as well.

    Mikko & Jacob, for the next contest you organize - try contacting Paizo and see if they will mention it on the regular 3PP blog entry they post ever other week.

    Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

    How is it looking, regarding the number of submissions?

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    Just submitted 2 Bestiary entries! :)

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