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Oh man this was really good, I love the Lovecraft influence although it's got me wondering something. Is Azathoth still the same centre of creation like in the mythos or is he now "merely" just a really old powerful creature like Rovagug?


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I love it, although I do play mostly as a GM. It saves me the hassle of having to comb through a character's options to make sure they haven't mistakenly taken something they really shouldn't, like blood money. It's also really nice for giving out rewards.


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Another 2nd Edition Question, do Minions (Animal Companions, Familiars, Summons) have only two actions outside of combat or do they get the normal three. For example, would a horse animal companion be able to stride two or three times during a casual stroll?


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James Jacobs wrote:
The Gula Path wrote:
Loving 2nd edition so far and really looking forward to GMing my first session of it next week. One dilemma I'm facing is that it seems Hero Points are a mandatory part of the system this time around rather than an optional rule. If I were to remove Hero Points would that leave my players underpowered?

Hero points give agency to players; they let players control fate a bit more and help them to avoid bad luck in the form of unlucky die rolls or tactical errors or even just having the misfortune of rolling a low Initiative and getting critically hit in their bed by an assassin ambush or by getting grabbed by a monster and then rended to pulp (incidentally, two of Jason Bulmahn's favorite way to kill my PCs).

Allowing a player a resource to adjust fate and avoid these instant death situations by spending hero points not only makes the game more fun for players... but it makes the game more fun for GMs. Think it over. When a player character dies, that disrupts the entire flow of a game. Not only does that player have to sit out of the game while you figure out how to re-introduce a new character to the flow of the story in a way that makes sense, it also causes the rest of the party to generally have to drop everything, pause the adventure, and retreat to recover and regroup.

It's like having the internet crap out while you're streaming your favorite show. You can start watching again later, but it's still annoying to have to stop and wait.

I've used mechanics like hero points in my games for decades, and they've made my games much more fun. The fact that PCs have a resource they can use to stop sudden death situations doesn't make the game less fun or less perilous... after all, you have to manage the resources that are hero points too. They're not infinite.

My suggestion; play the game for several sessions WITH hero points, and pay attention to how your players enjoy them. Or even better, play the game as a PLAYER for several sessions with hero points. GMs have...

Ok, I'm going to run Fall of Plaguestone so it will be a good chance to give them a test before starting a homebrew campaign. On a related note, what's the reasoning for making them reset every session rather than letting them carry over as they did in 1st edition?


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Loving 2nd edition so far and really looking forward to GMing my first session of it next week. One dilemma I'm facing is that it seems Hero Points are a mandatory part of the system this time around rather than an optional rule. If I were to remove Hero Points would that leave my players underpowered?


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I had some issues attempting to get my Subscriptions set up for 2nd edition, despite attempting multiple times I could not select "Pathfinder Adventure Path #145: Hellknight Hill" and "Pathfinder Core Rulebook" as the starting points for by Subscription. Could you please update my "Pathfinder Rulebook Subscription" and my "Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscription" to start with these two books please?


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Hello, I would like to cancel by Adventure Path Subscription. I'm a huge fan however the upcoming Adventure Path doesn't interest me and my group is still working though the previous adventure path so I can't justify the expense but I will be back next time an adventure path I'm interested comes round.

Now I've had an issue with my Adventure Path #113 What Grows Within not being delivered and you guys are sending me a replacement with my next adventure path however since I'm going to be temporarily cancelling by subscription will I still be receiving it?


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It's been a over a month now and "What Grows Within" has yet to arrive. For whatever reason my orders often seem to have a bit of a delay and that's fine but I just received "Black Stars Beckon" and I'm wondering if it's been sent back.

I've had problems with previous orders before but so far Strange Aeons has arrived without issue, so I'm hoping you'll be able to help me.


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I will, thank you very much.


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Thank you very much. I've checked the post office and they do not have it. I will look further into this, the PDFs have been been very helpful so far so it's not I'm not too bothered if the package is late. With this latest incident ill have a further look into it, I doubt that it is anything on your end. In the mean time if you could send a replacement that would be much appreciated.


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Hi, I have yet to receive Scourge of the Godclaw despite it being well past the date it should of arrived. I've had a few issues with my subscription arriving very late in the past but they always arrive with the next delivery. But I've had two separate deliveries, although they where the same order, and I haven't seen it. Is there anything you can do to help me?


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Perhaps a Homunculus with some rogue levels and an at will invisability. Or you could just refluff Blosodriette into being Unqiue Homunculus.


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Personally the way I handled it is that every person in the world is born with a limiter, dictating how strong they can become. Most commoners are stuck at level one or two because that's all they're destined to become, PCs and some key NPCs are destined to be level 20 epic heroes (or villains). When put in dangerous situations a persons power quickly grows till they hit there limit (this is exp). Depending on the story I want to tell someone could work really hard to break there limit and increase in power slowly or the pcs destiny can rub off on an NPC allowing them to bypass there limiter, but I think this handles most of the problems.


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James Jacobs wrote:
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You didn't answer my previous question I feel a little hurt, not that it's a big deal. One other question had was does the average religious person in Golarion worship exclusively one deity or do they have a more pantheon style of worship.

Oh... hmm. If you were wondering about the devils making bad contracts... I DID reply to that but it didn't post for some reason. That happens too; either the boards ate my post or it showed up somewhere else.

But the answer there is pretty much no. Devils don't intentionally make bad contracts. That's "bad for business" and dishonors the tradition and gives false impressions. They take too much pride in contracts to make ones that really have no repercussions for mortals or ONLY exist to grant a mortal power with no real consequence.

Thanks for answering my questions, I just kinda assumed you chose not to answer for some reason of your own and I didn't want to presume.

On a similar note to my first question do any of Celestials have an equivalent to the Infernal Contract. Probably not for souls although if you've an evil mortal I can't imagine spending eternity with an Angel would be pleasant.


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You didn't answer my previous question I feel a little hurt, not that it's a big deal. One other question had was does the average religious person in Golarion worship exclusively one deity or do they have a more pantheon style of worship.


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Do devils ever make intentionally bad contracts to give there minions an edge, presumably to fund some end of goal of theirs. Something along the line of granting the minion a wish in exchange for a prayer or a small amount of gold. If yes is this practice viewed by the higher ranked devils.


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Hi, I've been waiting for Pathfinder Adventure Path #99: Dance of the Damned as part of the adventure path subscription for a few months now. I live all the way in Australia so it does take a while for things to get shipped my way and I have bad luck with shipping so I was hoping it would arrive eventually. However now that Pathfinder Adventure Path #100: A Song of Silver has arrived I've pretty much given up hope.


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James Jacobs wrote:
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Hello James a couple of devil related questions for you.

1. I'm running a mythic campaign and I'd like to include a Malebranche. Would adding 8 mythic ranks to a horned devil be enough or should I make a unique devil.
2. I'm a big fan of devils so I was wondering will we see any infernal dukes and the like coming into print anytime soon.
3. I remember reading a person gets sent to the abyss, and if they where strong enough they can form as a demon without having to become a petitioner first. Does the same thing happen to dammed petitioner.
4. Does hell (or any other plane) use petitioner's in its wars.

1) Malebranches should be unique devils in my opinion.

2) None planned anytime soon.

3) That can happen with ANY petitioner.

4) Not directly. Unless serving in war is Hell to a particular damned soul, I guess.

One last question on the Malebranche, in book of the dammed it says they sit bellow infernal dukes in the hierarchy of hell, does this mean there weaker in power as well or would a Malebranche be on a par with an infernal duke.

Is there any reason demon lords get more love then there devil counter parts. Right now I believe theirs 10? demon lords in print but no Arch Devils or Infernal Dukes.


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Hello James a couple of devil related questions for you.
1. I'm running a mythic campaign and I'd like to include a Malebranche. Would adding 8 mythic ranks to a horned devil be enough or should I make a unique devil.
2. I'm a big fan of devils so I was wondering will we see any infernal dukes and the like coming into print anytime soon.
3. I remember reading a person gets sent to the abyss, and if they where strong enough they can form as a demon without having to become a petitioner first. Does the same thing happen to dammed petitioner.
4. Does hell (or any other plane) use petitioner's in its wars.


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1. When it comes to outsiders and gender is it possible for a person to swap genders when becoming a fiend. In hell the soul is basically destroyed and rebuilt so it's nothing like it once was, would an originally male soul become a female Erinyes. In the abyss would an originally female soul become a incubus because that suited that sins more.

2. Can Devils change there gender, would it be as simple as purchasing a elixir of sex shifting or would it be harder then that.

3. Are there any female pit fiends in Hell?

4. How do devil's talk, personally I imagined most of them spoke incredibly polity, even the Erinyes as she rends the skin from your flesh.


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My first real character was a just a human gunslinger and he still holds a special place in my heart even though I made a lot of mistakes with him.

Anyway he was raised as part of a demon cult of gunslingers, they all had a third eye tattooed on there forehead which granted them supernatural powers (Grit).

Honestly I have a harder time finding a character which I didn't re-flavor something.


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I'm surprised no one has said this till non, if you really want to mess with your GM have the entire party me master summoners. Just imagine the chaos a group of four master summoners could do.


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[Making sad face.]

Don't think I can afford the commute.

It's not that far away...


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A couple of vampire related questions for something I'm working on.

1. Do vampires suffer any negative effects from not eating?
2. Do vampires suffer any negative effects from not sleeping?
2a. Do vampires have to sleep in there coffin?
3. Can vampires eat normal food? Does it taste the same as at use to?
4. Could a vampire wizard with high enough level make a magic item that acts as a permanent protective penumbra? Would you as a DM allow protective penumbra to be affected by permanency?


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How close to Dayton Ohio do you live. :)

Tragically very far away as I live in Brisbane, Australia


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After I've given it some though I think I will go with having an NPC join the party. We havn't done character creation yet but my players are thinking of playing a rouge and something with arcane magic (the better to blast you with).


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I'm liking the idea of adding NPC's to help balance out the party (maybe on top of Gestalt or Mythic), although I am honestly not that good at controlling multiple characters in combat. My players said they don't want to control more then one PC.


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In the next two weeks ill be starting up a RotR campaign, the only problem is that I only have two players to work with. What I'm wondering is how I could balance the game for two players. Right now I'm thinking one of the following.

1, Make the players Mythic
2, Play Gestalt with 25 point buy
3, Have 2 DMPM's accompany the party

What do you think I should go with?


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I've never done something like this before, but I'm a huge RWBY fan and would love to help.

And my Sword (that's also a bazooka)


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Hello James, couple random questions

1, Does Gorum have Anti Paladins, if so what are they like in comparison to the rest of his worshipers ?

2, Can a Worm that Walks become a Lich or vise versa.
2a, Would this creature use both templates or would it be a unique template or creature?
2b, Has this ever happened on golarion.

3, Are all Demon Lords Chaotic Evil, I'm surprised there are not any Neutral Evil ones going about, Jubilex seems like he would be for example.

4, On a similar note we've seen what happens when a demon becomes CN but would other demon's particularly care if one of there own became NE or even LE.

5, Is there a male equivalent to the Daughter of Urgathoa, a Male Cleric of Urgathoa died in my campaign and I wanted to bring him back.

6, Are there any Lycanthrope's that are made with a Vermin as the base animal such as a Giant Mantis or is such a creature impossible.

7, Can outsiders become undead, such as Zombie Bearded Devil or Vampire Succubuss.

8, Rovagug and Daemons seem like they have the same basic goal and personality, so how come one is CE and the other is NE?


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I remember a character I was planning for a cancelled campaign was going to be chaotic evil. He was an Alchemist who was opposing the Tyrannical King in place.

While he would fight for a "good" cause he would do horrible things such as killing innocent allies of the King and attacking citizens in a false flag operation all the while bluffing his good "friends" into doing his bidding.

The only crazy thing about him was that he honestly believed he was the good guy in all this.


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Greeting

Of the evil core gods in your opinion which one do you think would be the most benign? Urgathoa?

Or would any evil god that where benign to there followers not be an evil god?


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Hello James just some questions for a campaign I'm running

1. If a summoner was to become a sentient undead would this affect their eidolon in anyway?

2. Can any undead other then male vampires have children with a humanoid?

3. If a cleric of Urgathoa where to lose their powers what happens to the undead under their control. Would they try and kill the cleric?

4. What is a lamia matriarch life span, is it significantly longer then a humans?

5. What would a bearded devil do with its free time, aside from torture?