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Grand Lodge

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Meh.

-Skeld

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I kept my charter AP subscription and cancelled everything else (ok, I kept my Starfinder AP sub as well, but that's a different game). Anything else I want, I can buy the PDF.

I have no regrets.

-Skeld

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Gorbacz wrote:
Well, the OP isn't unique in the "I have a PhD part", too.

I didn't want to be critical of OP/OP's group for their lack of education.

-Skeld

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I was pretty unimpressed with both of these books, tbh.

-Skeld

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trischai wrote:
Just to give this a little context. I have a family and work 1.5 jobs. I don't have the time to make my own world.

You just described more than half the people here. You're not special in this regard.

-Skeld

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Yes, and one of them has to be a scullery maid. It's in the rules.

-Skeld

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James Jacobs wrote:
Beyond that, yes, the setting of Golarion is NOT intended to be an accurate simulation of medieval Europe's technology level.

Whaaaaaaaaa?!?!?!

-Skeld

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Attack rolls and saving throws. There are no critical successes/failures for skill checks.

-Skeld

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I force my players to make their own paper. That store bought stuff is too easy and convenient. With my way, they know where the paper comes from instead it just showing up like magic.

-Skeld

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I don't do much online shopping apparently. What's so bad about Paizo's process? From my POV, it looks like: find item, add to cart, click on cart, click purchase button. Amazon basically works the same way for me. What am I missing here? Am i too dumb to know better?

-Skeld

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I gotta say, i hated the silver economy thing from the playtest. It was a primal, irrational hate.

-Skeld

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The Ennies are predicated on publishers self-selectively nominating their own products (throwing their hat in the ring, so to speak). If you don't submit, you won't be considered.

IMHO (as a former Ennies judge), Paizo hasn't gotten a fair shake in the awards the last few years. Most of the people involved (administers, voters, judges, etc.) come from Enworld and that board heavily favors WotC and indie games.

I almost got back in the running for Judge this year, but I just don't have the time.

-Skeld

Edit: So nothing submitted from Paizo OR WotC this year. It'll be the Best of Chaosium awards again this year.

Grand Lodge

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I think I've arrived at my last (hopefully) subs to cancel. Please cancel the following:
Pathfinder Society Scenarios
Pathfinder Lost Omens

To be sure, I'd like to keep my current pending order as-is because i want the Druma book, but Id like that to be my last from that line. Also, please leave my AP subs alone. ;)

Thanks,
-Skeld

Grand Lodge

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Please cancel my Pathfinder Modules sub.

Thanks,
-Skeld

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I'm still here. I'm going to stick around for Age of Ashes and see how the APs look from the standpoint of converting 2e to 1e. I'm also going to keep up my Modules sub for now, and I'm keeping Starfinder AP as well.

-Skeld, still a Charter Subscriber

Grand Lodge

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Thanks. I actually do have another request: I just noticed that the last season 1 SFS scenarios went out in May and June starts s new season. I'd like to also cancel my Starfinder Society sub.

Thanks,
-Skeld

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Luis Loza wrote:
World Guides will vary in their setting and rules material...

Ok, thanks. Sounds like another sub I need to cancel.

-Skeld

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I'm too lazy to look: what's the expected ratio of campaign setting info to 2e rules content?

That will be driving reason behind by decision to purchase or not.

-Skeld

Grand Lodge

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I'd like to cancel the following subs:
Pathfinder Player Companion
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Thanks.

-Skeld

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After looking into it, I'm skipping this one altogether.

-Skeld

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Anguish wrote:
Steve Geddes wrote:
Are you planning on buying the Core book? Or are you going to wait and form judgement based on reviews/online rules resources?

As Skeld says. I'll certainly grab the PDF of Core and Bestiary, to read them. I mean, I'm a guy who owns the D&D 4e core books, so it's not like I'm going to neglect this. But I'm not sold.

As for my AP and modules subscriptions, at this point I've mostly convinced myself to maintain them for the first six months. I'll see what an adventure looks like, and if I'm still not sold on PF2, I'll drop them at that time.

This is mostly because I have enough disposable income to spend on an AP I probably won't ever play (as-is).

What're you doing? I read you'd sold off your PF1 collection...

I forgot Modules. I'll keep getting those if they look interesting. I like to mine adventures for content. The edition doesn't matter much in that regard.

I've kinda developed some other areas I want to shift my disposable income to. Those areas aren't gaming-related.

-Skeld

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Steve Geddes wrote:
Anguish wrote:

I'm really happy with PF1 and currently in the "not unless major changes have been made between Playtest and release" category with regards to PF2.

But... despite that, I'm in a buying paralysis mode. There are some 3pp products I'm watching and buying, but there are some Paizo-original products I have hesitated to buy because of the uncertainty of the future. I'm comfortable buying stuff I might only use a bit of, and things for the future, but who knows what I'll be doing in two years. PF1? PF2? The Expanse? Dunno.

Are you planning on buying the Core book? Or are you going to wait and form judgement based on reviews/online rules resources?

I'll answer that question, Steve, as though you asked me instead of Anguish. :D

I'm going to buy the PF2 CRB PDF. I might buy the campaign setting book whatever-it's-called PDF as well.

I'm continuing my charter AP sub, assuming they don't change the terms on the subscription.

I don't plan on buying any more PF2 rulebooks. I might (again) buy campaign setting-type PDFs, depending on subject matter and how much of that content is rule content I won't use. It's a big question mark for me.

For PF1, I'm going to finish it out. I'll keep my Starfinder AP sub for now too.

Thanks for asking! ;)

-Skeld

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thecursor wrote:
It begins.

No. Now it ends.

-Skeld

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Have fun, but I couldn't watch something on Twitch at noon PST on Thursdays even if I wanted to.

-Skeld

Grand Lodge

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I haven't received a shipping email either, but it looks like my order has shipped. So, same boat here too.

-Skeld

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Thomas Seitz wrote:
I just wonder if anyone's gotten their PDF subscriber's copy yet...

They haven't started shipping yet because they're closed due to snow.

_-Skeld

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nighttree wrote:

Ya that was cool.

Is this the first time they have done that ? or did I just miss it in the past ?

This is the only PF AP that I see a trailer for. They have some SF ones too. I hope this is something they'll continue to do going forward.

Any trailers for previous APs would be awesome too.

-Skeld

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Wow, that was really cool!

-Skeld

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Lakesidefantasy wrote:
What was that pathfinder's name? He is very famous.

Eando Kline. He shows up as an NPC in Serpent's Skull.

-Skeld

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Kyubey_ wrote:
Something perhaps level 3 or 4?

Officially? No. They all start at level 1, as published.

-Skeld

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My group stopped using XP 10 years ago and none of us miss it. I don't miss being constrained by it and they don't miss keeping track of it.

Those milestones look workable.

-Skeld

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My group and I played some of the playtest and most of us didn't really like any of it. We felt there were a couple good ideas in there, but they were completely overshadowed by the things we absolutely hated. As a result of that overwhelmingly negative experience, I've lost all my enthusiasm for PF2. When it comes out, I plan to buy a PDF of the CRB (assuming Paizo keeps it at $10) just out of curiosity, but I'm otherwise cancelling my non-AP subs and sticking with PF1.

-Skeld

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If the bug hasn't been fixed yet, then the fix is probably more complicated than you realize.

Where I work we have a saying, "[Doing what we do] looks easy when you don't know anything about it."

-Skeld

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I think things like this are best handled off-camera. It's reasonable for the PCs to assume Alaznist has filed up the time guardians and it's also reasonable to assume she's taking care of it on her end the same as they are. I wouldn't dedicate any game time to it.

-Skeld

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Anguish wrote:
chris settlemoir wrote:
but when is the offical plans for paizo pathfinder 2.0

August.

Quote:
and when it comes out will first edition still come out?
No.

Paizo's said they will still print and sell the PF1 "pocket edition" books as long as there's a sufficient market for them.

Also, PDFs will still be sold through the webstore.

But there won't be any new releases for PF1.

-Skeld

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MER-c wrote:
Going to a slower release doesn't mean they downsize. it just means products get more time to develop. Paizo will still need all of it's dev teams they will just have them developing their product for longer.

That also means prices will increase.

-Skeld

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There's no dishonesty here, just a lot of bad PR spin. Pointing that out isn't harsh. Things change over the course of 10 years and pointing out some of that irony is a great way of saying, "yes, we've heard something like this before."

-Skeld

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Ah, yeah, the good ol' days. I remember that thread.

I wonder if Paizo's is going to switch to the new edition of Pathfinder, or if they're going to decide it doesn't let them tell the stories they want to tell, like they did with 4e. I guess we'll have to wait until Jason has a chance to play it at PaizoCon.

-Skeld

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These are great. Thanks for pointing them out, Steve!

-Skeld

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We won't know for sure until it becomes clear exactly what PF2 is going to look like and that probably won't be until it's released.

In the build-up, they made statements like how it's possible to convert on the fly. Now that Ive had the chance to look at and GM the playtest conversion, I think converting on the fly is a bit of a stretch. It's possible to convert, but NPCs and custom monsters (those not appearing in a bestiary) are going to take some work, including tactics. Also, there are some unnecessary barriers to conversion, such as the wildly different economies and item rarity, along with PC capability assumptions, and skill DCs.

-Skeld

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It looks like meaningful FAQ work was mostly abandoned about the time the design team started working on PF2 (~2 years ago).

-Skeld

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I GM for my group. For nearly everything that's not a bestiary "stock" opponent, I rebuild them from scratch (NPCs, monsters with levels, etc.).

I'm baffled at how that takes people hours.

-Skeld

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Since there's so much agreement in this thread, I'll speak up and say I hate this change. Changing the basis for the economy feels to me like change for the sake of change.

The #1 reason why I don't like this change is because it adds yet another hurdle to converting adventure material. Unfortunately, this change is more involved than "all things that were gp are now sp" because the prices (in sp) are also different.

Also, we'll have 12 years of established Golarion setting material that assumes gp are the standard. Now, everyone wakes up one morning and everything is silver pieces? The time to have made this change was during the build-up to PF1 when the backlog of adventure/setting content was smaller.

It's just churn to me and another reason not to bother with switching to PF2.

-Skeld

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Gerald wrote:
GM SuperTumbler wrote:

I don't know if this contributes to the discussion, but I've been wanting to say this, and this seems like a good place to say it. I've been a Paizo customer since the Dragon and Dungeon magazine days. I was sad to see the magazines disappear, but transferred my subscription credit to the new Pathfinder subscription on faith. Since then, I've gradually expanded my subscriptions. I subscribe to most of the print lines at the moment, and I own every print product Paizo has produced for 3.5 or Pathfinder except the 2E playtest materials. At the end of the last 1E adventure path, I'll cancel my subscriptions. I've played with the same group since 2003. People have moved, but the group has hung together. At this point, I'm the only person who still lives in the city where we started. Some people drive in, some phone it in via Google Hangouts, but much of our original group is still together.

We aren't really interested in a new edition. Maybe we are old, maybe we are set in our ways. I felt betrayed for a while with the announcement of 2E, but now I just feel like it is a time of change. I'll save some money every month. I have enough Paizo and 3rd party content to last me another 15 years, which is probably longer than the group will last. I wish Paizo all the best, but the only money I'll spend with them in the future is on accessories and maybe miniatures.

I’m a charter AP subscriber as well. I plan on cancelling my subscription at the end of PF1 too. I’ll buy the new book and read it over, but if it is similar to the material I have playtested, that’s the end of my run with Paizo.

I'm a charter subscriber too. I'm going to (probably) buy the PF2 PDF when it releases, just to check out the game and so what it's like, but that's as far as I plan tomorrow into PF2.

However, I do plan to keep my AP sub, and maybe Modules. Over the past 2-3 years, I've become very disillusioned with PF's rule content. The adventure content I'm just as happy with as when I started. With that said, if the quality of the AP starts to slip, I'll consider ditching it as well.

-Skeld

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Igor Horvat wrote:

So, one person cannot do that in one working day? 6-8hrs?

I do not think that one shift is deal breaking cost for a company as Paizo.

We have a saying about this where I work: "The less you know about something, the easier it seems."

-Skeld

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Bluenose wrote:
Skeld wrote:
Reckless Hound wrote:
Players available will quickly dwindle once those books go out of print.

My home group probably isn't going anywhere, so I'm good.

-Skeld

For now. Then in a few years when something changes, it gets significantly harder.

Meh. Maybe, maybe not. My group is atypical.

-Skeld

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Reckless Hound wrote:
Players available will quickly dwindle once those books go out of print.

My home group probably isn't going anywhere, so I'm good.

-Skeld

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considerably wrote:
You can see the poorly aligned grids (grid "squares" are not square at all). I assume this is caused by the low resolution, which can be a big issue when playing in something like Roll20. Not to mention, the low resolution makes it difficult to appreciate Matthias Rothenaicher's excellent cartography.

Open the interactive maps PDF and turn the grid OFF before copying the image and pasting it into Roll20. Then you can use Roll20's grid system to create a grid to overlay the gridless map. This way, you get a nice even grid that isn't subject to the resolution problem, and you don't have 2 competing grids on the map.

-Skeld

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Skeld, how is the corruption system? ;-)

I wish I could tell you. :D

-Skeld

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Ikos wrote:
Hey guys, I can no longer edit previous posts, making it impossible to repair butchered English typed on the run.

You can't edit posts that are more than an hour or so old (I forget the exact amount of time). It's been that way here forever.

Don't worry about your butchered English. Everyone here understands that typos, etc. happen. That doesn't stop us from silently judging you though.

-Skeld

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