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One of the local players would like for it to include Giant Mecha.

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My worry, is that there is no DCs for crafting or repairing. It just says the DCs are determined by the GM. If you get an adversarial GM, what is to stop them from setting the DC to repair a wooden shield at a 25 at 1st level.

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Would BOC and Pink Floyd be Occult or Arcane? I can see it a bit of both ways.

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Dracomicron wrote:
With Intelligence 11, he's not great on his Expertise Talent of Computers, but by character level 4 he'll have Expert Advice and start regularly adding 1d6+2 (or more) to Aid Another hacking attempts.

Bobbobs, "Have you tried turning it off and back on again?"

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A number of us who do not like the method the OP brought out is because we suck at rolling.

I've rolled arrays of 4d6, drop the lowest and then totaled it for point buy.

I've had a few in the 30s sure. Most come out in the teens (at best), and the most memorable was a -3 point buy.

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For me it isn't how strong she looks. To me she looks Anorexic. Swallow eyes, tin torso that should be showing ribs,...

It isn't quite this bad, but reminds me of a quote.
I wish I could remember where I first heard it.

"Yes, I can suspend my disbelief. I just am not going to hang it by the neck until dead."

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Mimics can belong in sci-fi. (Or in this case Sci-Fantasy.

Anyone else remember the episode of 'Red Dwarf' with the Creature can could become anything. At one point becoming Lister's sausage then his pants.

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UnArcaneElection wrote:

^That said, it probably also rifles through their pockets for loose grammar. And then proceeds to botch that along with the pronunciation . . . .

I will admit I am horrible at this myself, but the most fun is listening to an American try and pronounce French words correctly.

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Charli Poshkettle wrote:

Sorry, I could not help myself today! This isn't Charli's viewpoint, but I could see her composing it for fun.

★ --- ★ --- ★ --- ★

♫ I am the very model of a spoony Envoy-General,
My charisma’s pegged at 18 which alas is barely minimal
I know the Stewards, talk show hosts and delegates ambassadorial
And can name icons of the Pact Worlds in order categorical!
So my armor’s not updated and my weapons are deplorable,
But that’s okay because we all know that I'm freaking adorable
About my infosphere appearances I'm teeming with a lot o' news,
With improved get ‘em, inspiring boost, and flossed teeth you can’t refuse.

I’m very good at diplomacy; I never leave the Captain’s chair
Who needs to fight when your photo's plastered everywhere?
In short, in matters amorous, fashionable, or rhetorical,
I am the very model of a spoony Envoy-General.

I know our mythic history: the Swarm, Veskarium and the Gap;
Oh and there’s other details, but I’d rather drink a beer on tap.
I quote sugar-pop lyrics with a memory quite miraculous
And never ever look anything less than fabulous!
I charm my fans, I pose for pics, I know the right way to schmooze and get a laugh
My line of bespoke station wear can be purchased pre-autographed.
But sometimes I get stressed out; all this attention’s rather hard
Oh! But I do not regret one day of me being such a spoony bard!

I can write a washing bill in twenty languages plus cuneiform,
And tell you ev'ry detail of smashing Hell Knight's uniform:
In short, in matters amorous, fashionable, or rhetorical,
I am the very model of a spoony Envoy-General. ♫

___
Source: The very Model of a Modern Major General

I wish I could up vote this more than once.

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Mike Selinker wrote:
Apparently we got our weeks mixed up. It'll be next week's blog. Sorry for the delay.

Boy Mike; That is a week argument for not answering. :)

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I only ask that you can select which systems you want to run for as GM. Either PF1, PF2, or SF, or a combination.
I'd rather not have to run all 3.

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Our Kasatha (sp?) mystic likes to 'sample' a bit of every creature we kill.

After fighting a bunch of birds, he says he wants to open a restaurant. KFC. Kasatha Fried Chicken.

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TOZ wrote:
Look, there are limits to how much you can violate the square-cube law.

Great! Now I'm envisioning a Gelatinous Cube wearing thick taped up glasses spouting rules-lawyerese.

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The Kingmaker game calls it Trickery.

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Legerdemain would be a better, if harder to pronounce, name.

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While playing "The first Mandate'

I mentioned to Zo! that he might think about getting the Junk races on his network. He told me that the junk race's broadcast rights are owned by another network. I then mentioned how there is a small party of Starfinders that want to compete, and has he thought about sponsoring them to get his show mentioned on another network?

GM stared at me for a minute, then didn't even have me roll for success. Instead Zo! took off, followed by his assistant, as he started calling people on 2 phones at once. Achievement unlocked!

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Think of it this way. If you have never bothered to learn to swim (become trained) how can you have any chance at swimming across a river?
(swimming across a pool is different.)

Or if you have never played an instrument, why should you play almost as good as someone who has spent years practicing?

Or if you come from a backward tribe of barbarians who view ALL magic as evil, and practitioners should be quickly killed. Why should you have any knowledge of how magic works?

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Someone up thread mentioned that their players didn't seem to be rolling below a 14 on the d20.
that's great, but, at the same time, I've had tables where the players (as a group) felt lucky to role above a 10. This means they will completely frustrated by 2nd ed.

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I keep wanting to read the first scenario as "Blackrose Survey", and think 'They Survived!?'.

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Jonathan Carroll wrote:

Very minor spoiler for Skitter Shot

The player's informed all pets need to be stowed in cages.
Soldier screams and attacks.
On the envoy's turn she raises her arms up and states "I am a comfort animal and must be with my master at all times, please lead me to him. I also apologize for my friend he has not been neutered yet."

The whole table was in stiches!

When I ran it. The characters heard pets and wanted to know where they were. For the rest of the scenario they were looking for the missing pets.

And the soldiers battle cry was, "FOR THE PETS!"

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Looks like it James.
Rolling all spontaneous casters into one class.

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I was running 1-09 Live! Exploration! Extreme! this last weekend.

When introducing Wazasha, and describing her. One of the players interupt's.
"So she is Zo!'s assistant?"
me: "Kinda"
"Is her name Vanna Wight?"

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I'll just post this here...

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0012.html

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I was inspired to make a few cards of characters from Terry Prachett's Discworld.

Here they are with comments to follow.

Rincewind
Ally 1
Human, Wizard
Check to acquire: Charisma, Diplomacy 8
At the beginning of your turn, reveal this card to recharge The Luggage from your discard pile.
Discard this card to evade a non-villain monster, or barrier, then move to a random other location.
Recharge this card to add 1 to your non-combat Knowledge check, or check to recharge.

The Luggage
Ally 3
Arcane, Automaton, Magic
Check to acquire: Arcane, Knowledge 14; Diplomacy 16
At the beginning of your turn, reveal this card to recharge Rincewind from your discard pile.
Display this card. When you would discard an item, place it on this card instead. During your turn, you may bury this card to draw all the cards on it. Succeed at an Arcane 16 check to discard it instead of burying it.
Bury this card to defeat a non-villain monster whose highest check to defeat is no greater than 14. Succeed at an Arcane 16 check to discard it instead of burying it.

Detritus
Ally 2
Troll, Constable, Veteran
Check to acquire: Charisma, Diplomacy, Ranged 12
Discard this card to add 1d4 to a combat check at any location, or bury it to add 1d8 to a combat check at any location.
Discard this card to explore your location. Add 1d4 to all combat checks during that exploration.

With the new mechanic for allies that are linked, The Luggage and Rincewind mesh perfectly.
I'm not sure if the luggage should be a deck 3 or 4 ally. And I think the check to acquire and recharge checks should possibly be higher.
Detritus' power represents his crossbow made from a cut down ballista.

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Folks against multiclassing are forgetting that EVVERY Class in the ACG are built from multiclass concepts.

Arcanist: Wizard/Sorcerer
Brawler: Fighter/Monk
Skald: Barbarian/Bard
Etc.

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"with"? I think you have been in the eggnog a bit much. :)

Granted. At Midnight everyone is joyously happy. When they wake up the next morning, then reality hits.

I wish all politicians were under the same curse as was used in "Liar, Liar".

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Better out of context.

"You got Peanut Butter in my Pathfinder."
"You got Pathfinder in my Peanut Butter."

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As to the potion of healing, shaman, surgeon, and staff of healing. I like the idea of putting a different 1 in each ultimate deck.
I was thinking Surgeon in UC, Shaman in UM, staff in UE, and Potion in UI.

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(Didn't see this one.)

Jews!

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

The arachnophobe finds a large house spider on them and throws it accross the table...

... to the other arachnophobe.

(don't worry they were safely moved to a nice shadowy corner)

Why did you move the Arachnophobes into the corner?

(Asked by someone who can't even stand minis of spiders.)

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What is a Datapad?
A place a Next Gen Star Trek Lt. Commander takes his dates.

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It is not the size of your weapon, it is how you use it.

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Michael Eshleman wrote:


If you can roflstomp everything with almost no effort then what is the point of playing?

The GM gives you your chronicle after the first encounter, congratulates you on "winning" pathfinder, and turns to the rest of the table saying "Shall we continue?"

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Deadmanwalking wrote:
The Sarcesian's damage is all screwed up. It says that their rifle does d810 damage, for example. I wouldn't use it as evidence for much of anything.

where to you even find a 810 sided die?

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Miniature Giant Space Hamster wrote:
Jersey Burke wrote:
I'm still waiting for the Giant Space Hamster race.

You rang?

Oh, wait, you're looking for my cousin.

Yeah. We are looking for the Giant Miniature space Hamster.

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Jersey Burke wrote:
I'm still waiting for the Giant Space Hamster race.

That is just another offshoot of Yoski.

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You get to the table and everyone is playing their Icon Envoy, and no one has any Mechanics skill for the space combat.

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*pew pew*
I think Sisko was the best Captain so far for Star Trek.

Best overall, Sheridan of Bab5.

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Here are the 2 sentences Micheal Smith is conflating to get his cheese. It is talking about 2 different battery types.

Adder007USA wrote:


Page 218

"... If an item doesn’t specify a
usage, it needs very little power and has an internal battery
designed to function for decades or even centuries without
recharging.
Items with a specified usage use a battery that
comes fully charged when purchased. Such batteries can be
recharged as normal using generators or recharging stations
(see Professional Services on page 234), or they can be replaced
(see Table 7–9: Ammunition for battery prices)."

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Anaba Boeska wrote:
I demand a SMC T-Shirt be available to buy by Christmas!

It would have to give a reroll.

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Cellion wrote:
Based on the real world distance from mercury to uranus :>

Too many possibilities for comebacks *BOOM!*

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Davor Firetusk wrote:

I found the pick whether to roll for Starfinder or Pathfinder ahead of time arbitrary. I would have preferred Starfinder boons, but on a crit the products I really wanted were Pathfinder.

It would seem to me that it would not be that difficult to have someone looking through the boons stand off to the side while others keep going. Perhaps a copy of the boons to look through with a void stamp on them so they are not a security risk?

When I rolled and crited, I was asked to step to one side while perusing boons, and did.

Paizo has no control over people not listening.

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Bob Jonquet wrote:


Experience tells us that some players just will not read the event listings and focus on what they want it to say. Is there a change that can improve?

Even if you stapled the notice to their forehead they would not read it.

Not to mention the logistics of doing that is prohibitive.

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Rub-Eta wrote:
Rhedyn wrote:

5 feats for griffon Mount for the fighter while still not receiving banner charge bonuses or light armor barding.

3 feats for spirited charge

Power attack

At least 3 feats for extra skills from a narrow list.

1 feat for armed bravery.

So you can do basically nothing else for half your career to poorly emulate the cavalier with most of your abilities being delayed.

Not good.

Then the thread should be called "Cavaliers are better cavaliers than fighters" - and of course they are.

Cut the mount and we got 8 feats free.

Not to mention that 10 feats for a Human only uses up his feats to level 8.

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IonutRO wrote:
Lashunta sexual dimorphism from Pathfinder got retconned into a metamorphic subspecies system. Damaya get what used to be female stats in Pathfinder.

I truly love this change. It makes for much better role playing.

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Granted. (No caveats here. Hope he gets better.)

I wish hospitals had no need to exist.

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Many times when I see someone complaining about how overpowered a spell is, when you dig deeper you find that the limitations are not being enforced.
Someone on these boards, once complained about Detect Magic being too powerful. Turns out the GM was not enforcing the 3 round rule.
Someone once complained that flight, and overland flight was overpowered, and making it hard to come up with encounters. That time the Gm was thinking to linearly and not expanding his encounters beyond "You are ambushed in the forest."
And some of these spells the OP was complaining about you do not see until 15th level or above. When you should be able to cast earth shaking spells that have lasting effects.

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Blackwaltzomega wrote:


Hell, even Teleport's kind of a pain in the neck because they basically made long-distance travel a joke at higher levels. So now high-level adventures either need to account for a journey of a thousand miles being basically meaningless to a high-level party or come up with another excuse why you just can't teleport here, OK?

Then you enforce the % chance of mis-teleport.

even to a location they are very familiar with, they have a 3% chance of missing their target.
And teleporting across a battlefield is at best a "seen Casually" if not "viewed once"
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/t/teleport/

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Jim Landon wrote:
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At the end of Runelords, I avoided the location that cancelled all 1s and 2s rolled. That would have been over half my dice usually.
You may want to replace your dice, sounds like they are terribly uneven. http://www.1000d4.com/2013/02/14/how-true-are-your-d20s/

It's not the dice. Fate has it in for me.

I've bought brand new dice, and let a friend roll them first. They roll average or just above over several rolls. I pick them up and am licky to see average.

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Granted. But it used your credit card and went to an extremely expensive restaurant. And after it got drunk and belligerent, the cost of the meal and damages is over $500.00.

I wish I had enough money to afford a $500 dinner.

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