Dear Mr. Jacobs.
I'm not a huge sci fi fan, more a gritty horror type. But I have been asked to run starfinder. And as you are creative director of starfinder I wanted to run my tweaks so far toward you. I wanted to make sure I haven't horribly mangled your creative child, and am trying to be respectful of the source.
Crystal Frasier wrote:
I remember that ugh......
I usually play gay male characters. But as that is old hat to me a gay male. I decided to get into the mindset of a female and started playing a female paladin and a female Ranger. So I just want to get into a different mindset.
James Jacobs wrote:
No worries I am a fan who has full support for the staff. I really couldn't do what you guys do. I couldn't go through the constant criticism with the positive attitude you guys and gals manage. I love pathfinder and am a full supporter, and as someone who has a slight idea on the economics of a gaming company there is a reason I buy products even I'm not a huge fan of them. The more money the company gets the more you guys are able to eventually produce the stuff I do like. I may be one guy but I'll always be in the staffs corner.
James Jacobs wrote:
Didn't mean to bother you and I'm not the type to say I need all of what I want right now. I'm adult enough to realize you need to cater to all your fans. And I know Wrath of the Righteous had it's detractors ubt hey I really disliked Iron Gods. I just loved the Dungeon magazine method wear you managed to get to 20th level and challenge a well known great foe known in old game lore like Demogorgon. I guess I just like the idea that you might make an adventure path some time where mephistopheles or even a kyton demagogue gets his comeuppance. Sorry didn't mean to be a downer hell I'll keep my subscription even through said plotlines that bore me. I have Iron Gods after all. And have subscribed since the beginning. So don't take my statements as anything negative. Just one fans input.
James Jacobs wrote:
I swear I am playing monsters realistically and I do take their intelligence into consideration. In this case they were fighting an intelligent undead that he managed to piss off royally. But Yeah I should talk with him about tactics because there are some issues there.
So James the Party is now level 8 and we have had 2 deaths so far. (Bright players). Last night I nearly killed another character. The issue I have has is that its the same player. This is his 3rd character, should I lighten up on him? I haven't been killing him on purpose I was just playing the monsters as they are.
Hassan is NG. So as a result he is driven to know more about his past. Also he as very empathetic person as he has always been an outsider with his curse and strange lineage but the sarenites were always kind to his plight. But also by being raised priests he is very disgusted by evil as well.
I know this isn't a question. But I just want to say I have been a fan of paizo since Dungeon and Dragon magazine. And I support all you paizo staffers fully. I'm sorry you deal with that sort of harassment which is really really uncool in my books. James you've been a champ in this thread and your role as creative director. Don't let the bastards get you down. Your too good an asset to the industry to let that happen.
So I am soon to be a player on a game for the first time in awhile. Take a look at the character I'm playing. (yes I did borrow and change a few things to come up with a compelling Oracle mystery.
The Minis Maniac wrote:
As for favorite villain I would have to say The Joker. I always loved him.
So background, at 25 I unlocked the rare achievement of hereditary allergy to alcohol. (Weird I know but 7% of allergies develop late in life and happened to my dad around the same age). So my coworkers like to bother me about it a lot. They do things like buy profiteroles (belgian alcoholic cream and chocolate pastries) in the staff room. Invite folks out to drinks and then ask if I want to come anyway. They don't understand how someone can live without alcohol been doing it for 7 years now. It's my normal and somedays their teasing just drives me a bit crazy.
So glad I am off for 2 weeks. Anxiety has been a bit unreasonable lately trying to whip that demon back into it's cage where it belongs. But I have been sleeping better insomnia is gone and I am not sleeping 12 hours a day from medication side effects either. I need to find some time traveler from stopping the car crash when I was 19 that resulted in my traumatic brain injury but, until then the ongoing battle with the demon inside shall continue.
Sorry guys. I follow the thread regularly. I am a gay married man. And I suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder for going on 14 years now from a traumatic brain injury. (I should count myself lucky thats really all the aftereffects I got). Needless to say I am the mentally ill everyone is blaming. I have huge anxiety attacks that yes can make me aggressive, but no I have never hurt someone else while having them. Myself maybe but not someone else. Would I in the depths of my despair grab a gun and shoot a bunch of people who hate me? NEVER!!!! I may not like said people and they may eventually have part in my death by helping cause an anxiety attack that results in a heart attack or stroke. Have I had dark thoughts at my worst that I wish they would be harmed? I can admit that but I would never go through with it. The fact is most mentally ill people are much more likely to be victimized (as I have) or harm themselves. Now saying that I know my triggers and how to avoid getting more upset. I am not going to read anymore of the pro gun lobby explain this away, nor am I going to listen to people blame other marginalised groups and try and say it was anything but anti-LGBT hate. I am going to have to take a break for my own health. I wish you all the best. and I will look for charities to donate to help the Orlando families. (Don't pray as an atheist but I have to do something). I will be back to the thread after this has passed maybe in a few weeks....
James I'm a GM and I discourage my PCs from picking certain monster races as PCs by telling them that society is likely to take issue with them. For example Sure you might be a nice drow but all the drow that have been heard of have been demon worshipping psychopaths. You enter that village and you're going to attract the attention of the guards. Who are constantly going to watch your every move at best and try and kill you at worst. I mean in a fantasy setting people generally don't care if your a good troll if every other troll they've heard of eats people. Is this fair?
Hey James. I am avowed skeptic, but I find this has been somewhat limiting for my gamemastering and storytelling. So I enjoy collecting creepy urban legends and picking the brain of believers to get a better sense of how to tell the story. I need to get into different character mindsets in game. So as a believer in bigfoot do you mind if I pick your brain on some bigfoot views and stories? I promise to not be picky mean or derisive about it all. So feel free to ignore the following questions if you want
Keep in mind I am only interested in how you view and think about these things.
My anxiety is peeking today. Driving me crazy. I am cisgendered married gay man. But all these anti transgender bathroom bills filling my newsfeed on facebook is killing me. Coming from people who should know better. Yes I know I should unfriend/block these people, but if I don't make a stand and have these conversations with people who will? I mean I see some gay friends sitting back and not standing up for the trans community while the focus isn't on us for a change. *Sigh* It makes me sad and frustrated. There is no difference between me and my husband and my transgendered friend (Dan) *name changed for safety* and his husband, and my friend Lisa and her husband. No difference whatsoever you attack one you attack all. UGhhhhhhhI need to take a beta blocker today just to have these conversations that need to be had.
So I am working on a new adventure location. A place I call the inverted sea. A spot in the ocean where for over 100 leagues the water gets unnaturally clear and glows a pale blue green. Reefs appear in the sky along with all manner of wildlife swimming freely in the air. The sky is a permanent night with visible stars and moon, and at the seas centre a great sea elf city of unimaginable beauty. Boats who enter this area can sail into the sky without difficulty. Where is the best place to put this location on Golarion in your opinion James? I wish to use it as a big part of a custom campaign.
The Minis Maniac wrote:
Edit: I am a canadian in England ugh typing way to fast these days.
Patrick Curtin wrote:
They have cold iron weapons so the DR wasn't the issue. The fact the Nabasu successfully managed to summon a second Nabasu. And little known fact Nabasus have sneak attack and 2 of the bastards going at a person with sneak attack was really brutal :(