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Inhumans? Obscure? It's not like they're the Externals.


There's also dialogue about the repairs in episode VI.


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RonaldSPatterson wrote:
I don't think there is any another way to have this. And one more thing Why you think that firearm ammunition is Uncommon".

Because it's uncommon.

Firearm Ammunition


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Temperans wrote:
NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Temperans wrote:
Also Tristan the guidelines for loot distribution is that you get level appropriate items halfway through the level, not before it. Specially in PFS where they are even more strict about what you can get.
It's pretty easy to afford a weapon potency rune (35gp) at level 2 in PFS, assuming you get all your treasure bundles (which is the case 90% of the time), but it does require the majority of the gold you possess (42, not including 15gp to start).
My point still stands. The guidelines say that you get items halfway through the level not before it. PFS gives the loot at the end of the session, not at the starts.

But you'd have it at the start of the next level 2 scenario because you got it at the end of the previous level 2 scenario. Or does that level 2 item allowable purchase for a level 2 character not count for the legal level 2 character? You use the +1 rune at level 2 if purchased during the 3 scenarios that comprise level 2.

Also from the Organized Play Guide:
You can always purchase the following items so long as you’re in a settlement of at least 5,000 residents (and scenarios might sometimes provide additional allowances or limitations):

Any common equipment in sanctioned Pathfinder content with an item level less than or equal to your character’s level (minimum 2).
Any uncommon equipment in sanctioned Pathfinder content with an item level less than or equal to your character’s level (minimum 2); your character must have access to this uncommon equipment.
Any equipment listed on your character’s Chronicles with an item level less than or equal to your character’s level + 2. Weapons and Armor found on Chronicles can be upgraded following the normal rules for upgrading. You have access to any item listed on a chronicle.
Any item or service purchased with Achievement Points.

Always, not midway through a level. Always. Boom I got enough gold for a +1 rune at the start of level 2. Always.


And yet any part of second level is still second level.

And I reject your martial hypothetical with and if a Champion is the group's only martial you'll give it to the wizard?


But it could happen, right? like say in PFS. Or any campaign where it does. And your math doesn't account for that. So we only accept math from your percespective not all perspectives. So very useful.


Temperans wrote:
Tristan d'Ambrosius wrote:
Mathmuse wrote:

Making a martial character twice as powerful every two levels relies on balancing bonuses and DCs. Consider a 2nd-level champion with Str 18, giving her +8 to hit with a longsword. Against the AC 19 of the 3rd-level Hell Hound, in two attacks per turn she would have on average 0.65 regular hits and 0.1 critical hits. Next time the champion fights a Hell Hound, she is 4th level and has a +1 weapon potency rune on her longsword. That gives her +11 to hit. In two attacks per turn she would have on average 0.85 regular hits and 0.2 critical hits. The ratio of hits is (0.85+2×0.2)/(0.65+2×0.1) = 1.25/0.85 = 1.47, a 47% improvement in damage per turn. Likewise, the Hell Hound 's jaws attack has a +13 to hit against a 2nd-level champion AC 18 versus 4th-level champion AC 20. The ratio of Hell Hound hits in two attacks per turn is (0.9+2×0.25)/(1.0+2×0.35) = 1.4/1.7, but from the champion's point of view it is 1.7/1.4 = 1.21, a 21% improvement. Thus, her combat prowess has improved 1.47×1.21 = 1.78, a 78% improvement. That is not quite the 100% improvement needed for twice as powerful, but I assume that more hit points, the Divine Ally feature, and a few feats make up the difference. The 4th-level champion has 52 hp to the 2nd-level champion's 30 hp, but that difference matters only at the end of combat rather than every turn, so I don't multiply it into the 1.47×1.21 = 1.78.

So why is that Champion waiting till level 4 for the Weapon Potancy Rune? It's a Level 2 item. Can be used at level 2 so why wait?

That means that level 2 Champion would have a +9 to hit, better than a +8 narrowing the gap between Level 2 and Level 4. So not as big a jump as you write about

Just because its a level 2 item does not mean you get it at level 2. It depends on the campaign and location.

Thanks for the prompt reply Mathmuse


Mathmuse wrote:

Making a martial character twice as powerful every two levels relies on balancing bonuses and DCs. Consider a 2nd-level champion with Str 18, giving her +8 to hit with a longsword. Against the AC 19 of the 3rd-level Hell Hound, in two attacks per turn she would have on average 0.65 regular hits and 0.1 critical hits. Next time the champion fights a Hell Hound, she is 4th level and has a +1 weapon potency rune on her longsword. That gives her +11 to hit. In two attacks per turn she would have on average 0.85 regular hits and 0.2 critical hits. The ratio of hits is (0.85+2×0.2)/(0.65+2×0.1) = 1.25/0.85 = 1.47, a 47% improvement in damage per turn. Likewise, the Hell Hound 's jaws attack has a +13 to hit against a 2nd-level champion AC 18 versus 4th-level champion AC 20. The ratio of Hell Hound hits in two attacks per turn is (0.9+2×0.25)/(1.0+2×0.35) = 1.4/1.7, but from the champion's point of view it is 1.7/1.4 = 1.21, a 21% improvement. Thus, her combat prowess has improved 1.47×1.21 = 1.78, a 78% improvement. That is not quite the 100% improvement needed for twice as powerful, but I assume that more hit points, the Divine Ally feature, and a few feats make up the difference. The 4th-level champion has 52 hp to the 2nd-level champion's 30 hp, but that difference matters only at the end of combat rather than every turn, so I don't multiply it into the 1.47×1.21 = 1.78.

So why is that Champion waiting till level 4 for the Weapon Potancy Rune? It's a Level 2 item. Can be used at level 2 so why wait?

That means that level 2 Champion would have a +9 to hit, better than a +8 narrowing the gap between Level 2 and Level 4. So not as big a jump as you write about


I saw Rejects first and I got it fine


You don't need to watch House of 1000 Corpses to "get" The Devil's Rejects.


The Devil's Rejects, start here


I don't remember him being in Lords


He doesn't really act in movies he directs


Deriven Firelion wrote:
So I just gave in. I'm going to run them power gaming for a while and hope point buy is enough of a throttle to not make my life completely miserable. We'll see how it goes.

Where are you setting the point buy? Cause too high and you'll hit the same stumbling blocks. Too low and the players may feel cheated.


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Mathmuse wrote:


Let's skip the fighter and the monk with their early expert weapon or unarmed proficiency. A barbarian or ranger does not become expert until 5th level,

Um a Monk becomes expert in unarmed attacks and simple weapons at level 5 same as Barbarian, same as Ranger for becoming Expert. No early expert with a Monk.

A Monk is an expert at Unarmormed Defense but that's another story


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I Ate Your Dice wrote:
To those that think I'm being too harsh, I'm more critical of the company I work for than I am of Paizo. Don't get me wrong, I like my company just fine, I just think that my staff and our customers deserve the best instead of our best, and am willing to fight for that change.

This statement is meaningless. You don't name the company you work for. You also haven't proved you are more critical of it than Paizo by any measurable yardstick. So why even?


Not like Dune got as many as Quark Blast said Dune would. And The Batman has soundly thrashed Dune at the Box Office. So why would someone even bring it up?


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Not interested in actual questions. Gotcha. Bully


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And yet

AlastarOG wrote:


I'm the kind of Nosy player/GM that tells people what to pick though.

Not suggests, tells. Your words.

Also

AlastarOG wrote:
I would kindly tell them to leave my table, or withdraw myself from the table, because I'm too old to put up with petulant drama queens.

What makes them petulant drama queens as opposed to you being on overstepping domineering play what I say sort?


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Ah of course i missed it. A Gaming Bully


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AlastarOG wrote:
Look if you insist on sucking that's your prerogative, I'd still tell you that x option over Y would probly be better for party tactics, what you make with that is your choice.

Cause of course you know all and your options are the best.


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AlastarOG wrote:

I'm the kind of Nosy player/GM that tells people what to pick though.

I'm now the kind of player/GM that tells your kind to (redacted) (redacted) the (redacted) right off. It's not your character. You don't tell me what to pick.


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It is a heavy book. It could probably be used to bludgeon a hero to death.


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Ravingdork wrote:
Despite there being only three people in the 10th-level party (a champion, a wizard, and a fighter, the last of whom was unconscious and on his way to being buried by his friends*), nobody died in the fight against the four 9th-level bandits. So that title would have been a lie.

As opposed to incendiary like the current title.


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AlastarOG wrote:
And before you say "well they could have done x and y as of level z" all monks I've seen have been 5 under.

Then to be fair you shouldn't

AlastarOG wrote:
Braggard does have that issue but it's solved by 9, and before that if it's just 1-2 ennemies just don't use a finisher till it's clutch.

Or

AlastarOG wrote:
Gymnast is the trickiest one but also the most team based one as you either help your team out with maneuvers (which are the most potent they can be when you're level 10 and roll twice on every check while you have panache) or you can absolutely destroy anyone who's probed or grabbed, making high teamwork tactics very engaging.

Its rather disingenuous to talk about swashy choices at level 9 and 10 and then tell people not to talk about monk choices at higher levels because you've only seen monks 5 and below.


I ran a 3 person PF1 campaign to level 9, with only 1 caster in 2012 and 2013


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AlastarOG wrote:
Teams usually have 2 casters, and at least one of them has a fly spell for just such scenarios.

What percentage of all PF2 teams does that usually imply? How many 4 person teams have two casters? Does it differ greatly from 5 player teams with two? And what happens in PFS when you sit down to a table with no casters?

So what do you mean by usually?

Or is it not useful generalization?


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I kinda feel with all the forum moderation problems and hate speech of the last 6 months or so the ban hammer is in bad taste. It immediately shut down my desire to read on.


I mean the university I work for shuts down for classes (labs too) during spring break.

The university I attended in the 90s shut down for classes (labs too) during spring break.


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umm...to the no.

You jumped in with what you thought was all someone needed and didn't back read to ascertain that didn't fit the parameters of what someone was talking about or asking for.

Hush now sweet "I can't back down gracefully or ever" poster. Your work here will most likely go oh and on and on and oh yes on.


Aberzombie wrote:

Just got back from seeing the movie.

My verdict - best Batman movie since the first Burton movie. Great story, solid to magnificent casting. I could definitely see the influences of the comic book stories the director claimed as inspiration.

The biggest criticisms I have are really more like nitpicking.

** spoiler omitted **

spoiler:
I liked him living in the Tower some of my favorite comics happened when he was living in the Tower

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I mean context clues from the rest of the conversation about PF2.

But thanks for reading.

And pretty sure...yep...this is the 2nd Edition APs thread.

I scrolled up and everything.


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NECR0G1ANT wrote:
Why not? The Rise of the Runelord campaign is a 2E conversation, if you didn't know.

The Giant slayer, which was the one suggested, is not what Harles would be looking for.


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Then it's not what Harles would be looking for.


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Is that second edition?


It did indeed


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2 to 7 years


Werthead wrote:
Tristan d'Ambrosius wrote:


They each have one credit prior to this just like 2 other dudes allowed to be show creators who seemed to have no experience. And Game of Thrones worked out pretty well for those guys.

For at least four seasons, anyway.

Plus David Benioff had way more credits than that before Game of Thrones. He had at least four: The 25th Hour, Troy, The Kite Runner and X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as well as an acclaimed novel and short story collection.

My FN bad. I only looked at his producing credits. But if he had those 4 credits to his name why were there so many interviews at the time and in retrospect interviews where he said they didn't know what they were doing as novice show creators?


Aberzombie wrote:


This seems to be what happens when you allow your show creators to be two dudes who seem to have no experience (according to IMDb, anyway).

They each have one credit prior to this just like 2 other dudes allowed to be show creators who seemed to have no experience. And Game of Thrones worked out pretty well for those guys.


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And that's just a pilot. It's got to be picked up by somebody to be a series.

THR wrote:
The potential series is being developed as a Dungeons & Dragons feature film from Hasbro-owned eOne and Paramount Pictures recently wrapped production.

Keyword potential


Knowing the actual categories available for nomination is a broadly useful skill. Just sayin. Try it sometime and you might see it works for you. Clearly it can't hurt.


Quark Blast wrote:

The movie has a real shot at these Oscar categories, in no particular order:

Best Original Score

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Best Director

Best Picture

Best Film Editing

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

Best Costume Design

Best Art Direction

Best Visual Effects

Best Actor - Timothée Chalamet

Best Supporting Actor - Oscar Isaac

Best Actress - Rebecca Ferguson

Best Supporting Actress - Sharon Duncan-Brewster

Quark Blast's original predictions from October.

I see no predictions for "Best Short", "Best International Feature", "Best Documentary"


So no Acting or Directing noms then? (of course!)


Quark Blast wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

Even their bad episodes are curb-stomping the DCU TV-verse.

*insert gif of Cliff Steele Robotman from Doom Patrol asking What the? in the affable Cliff Steele way*


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TNG is all about Tea, Earl Grey, Hot. And Prune Juice. I mean real TNG that is.


Simple pleasures I guess


Meh, this poetry moves me not.


or plate armor was used into the 17th century overlapping with guns so if you have plate armor you can have guns since they were in use for some of their existence together, but watch out for dragons metal gets really hot you could get slagged.


But having plate armor doesn't preclude adventuring with guns


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thejeff wrote:
Unless of course you ignore historical accuracy with guns the way Paizo has, but then there's no reason that everyone hasn't traded in their swords and bows for guns and that gives a very different feel than I want in my fantasy.

I hate this argument. Fireball ignores historical accuracy. Dragons ignore historical accuracy, why have huge castles and towers when dragons can fly over your walls and slag your castle? Buying resurrections from your friendly neighborhood temple ignores historical accuracy.

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