Krun Thuul

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My level 10 Dwarf Transmuter Wizard only has a 23 Con and 122 HP....kinda squishy


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Gladius...both piercing and slashing and finessable


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The whole "I'm evil in a party of good and I must
kill or thwart my party members" seems childish to me...just my 2 cents


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Let's see:
1) The Russian aircrew was bombing Turkmen anti Assad rebels
2} They strayed over the border and were shot down by Turkish pro Turkmen F-16's
3} The aircrew bailed out and landed amongst the very people they were bombing
4} The Turkmen rebel are not signatories to the Geneva Convention
5] At least one Russian aircrewman was killed by he rebels

Tempers and emotions were running high I'm sure...I think the rebels made a mistake killing the Russian...they should have kept him alive as a bargaining chip


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Maybe the everyday GM's should go on strike and not Play PFS for a while.
Maybe switch to 5E for 4 months or so....see if Paizo would suddenly "reconsider"

"GM's Of The World Unite!!!!"


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Any BBEG worth his salt would have a backup plan / lair....why should the PC's be rewarded with XP for themselves running away?


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Could have them return an find the dungeon empty....After all why would the BBEG stay if his defenses have been breached?


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RDM42 wrote:

Water over a cliff - paladin falls.

Correction:

Holy Water over a cliff - Paladin Falls


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Back to the original post:
No...the Paladin should not Fall or need an atonement...he acted as a Paladin should to the best of his knowledge at the time.
He should however be told of what happened and the extenuating circumstance and be strongly urged by his superiors to undertake a quest on behalf of the Church of Saranrae to mend relations.
It was an unfortunate friendly fire incident.


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Pffft....another dead necromancer...Pharasma will be pleased!


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Like my grandfather...quietly in my sleep....not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.


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How about boons for GM's who don't attend the cons?
it really cheeses my ass to GM for essentially nothing other than the chronicle sheet when others GM at Cons and get all kinds of neat boons.
Not everyone can attend a Con...some of us have real jobs.
Treating your everyday GM's as second class citizens will drive them away.


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And people wonder why most GM's hate gunslingers


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Burn Coal...lots and lots of dirty coal. I live in MN and it was -35 last winter...I love global warming...bring it on.


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Just kill off the character and the problem goes away.........
...Dive for Cover!!


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He charged a 0% interest loan and was killed by an Avatar of his God for such heresy?


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IMO you should have taken levels in Inquisitor if you were just looking for skill points....but if the backstory leans more towards Rogue...that's fine...Ignore Evasion and memorize resist energy instead


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Maybe I'm just a cranky old fart but as much as I am for DM'ing to give back to the community the rewards are sometime just too little.

Lets see....gonna run scenario X-00...shell out 3.99 to Paizo for the scenario.

Oh look...who's the dumba$$ that drew the map in all diagonal squares on a 10' square grid...doesn't anybody edit this stuff?

All right...get to the site...wait an extra 30 minutes past start time because people are invariably late.

Order food from site...shell out 15.00, buy a splat book or box of mini's for 20.00...got to support the store right?

Start game...and listen to closet thespian blather on about what color socks their PC is wearing..and then what color they change to every 4 minutes...not kidding here.

Give one of your just purchased mini's to brand mew player because they think its cool and you'll do whatever it takes to keep them interested.

Have Gunslinger Alchemist with with 3rd arm growing out of their forehead just trivialize the scenario combats.

Now have the to give the blithering thespian a ride home after the game is over because he wasted so much time he missed his bus and doesn't have 2 nickels to rub together because I'm a nice...then listen to his next character concept of a singing bard where he'll write his own songs and sing them at the table.

Now do all this...and get a GM chronicle to apply to a character that you'll probably never play as you are running out of scenarios.


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Drogan I have yet to hear any single reason why allowing replays is bad.

You trot out LFR...which I agree starting a character at any level is wrong...but LFR died mainly because of the advent of MMORG's such as WoW...this sucked people away and it is only in the last few years that people are coming back. This is not because a few old Grognards were chasing people away.

You also stated that not once you have had to turn someone away from a SCHEDULED game...how many people have not attended because what was offered had already been played?...you cannot quantify that.

I usually play Thursday nights...this coming Thursday I will not attend because I have played all of the scheduled games...are the tables full...no. I will not attend therefore the store loses out on the $20.00 I usually spend on product as well as the $15.00 or so on food (they have a kitchen)...so any way you slice it not allowing replays is losing business.

Pontificate all you want but you are wrong in this respect. I applaud you for running a store and hosting PFS but I will never agree that anything that drives people away...even for a session or two is a good thing.


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Well from a business model not allowing replays is just stupid.

1. people like playing PF.

2. Some people don't get to ply with a regular group due to their work schedules.

3. PFS is available...Great!!

4. Go to store...play PFS...spend money on PF product. Want to play an Angelkin Inquisitor with alternate traits...that's 3 books beyong the Core book that you have to buy to be legal.

5. I buy product at the store to support the store, I know since PF came out I have spent over $3000.00 on Paizo product or PFS online materials. If I have no reason to go to the store I would buy less and buy online...and that hurts the actual stores big time. Not really sure if Paizo cares if their product is purchased at a store or online but I;m positive the storeowners do.

6. Now I've played a lot and am starting to run out of scenarios...hmm can GM some but my work schedule doesn't allow me much time off. I certainly cannot work on PFS stuff during work because not paying attention can get me or others killed or maimed...so no PFS prep at work.

7. Getting to the point of not being allowed to play as much as I would like due to running out of scenarios. Paizo prints a new book...I would certainly like to buy it and apply whatever I find interesting in it to a new PFS character...but why bother? probably won't be able to play them anyway.

Bottom line is don't drive your customers away from their preferred game and away from the stores.
If you don't personally agree with replays...fine...don't replay scenarios for yourself but allow others to do so if so inclined.
This is economics 101...give the customers what they want especially since it costs NOTHING...ZIP...NADDA but will drive sales and help keep stores open.


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I'm seeing a recurring problem in many of the events in our area...trying to get a scenario to play that everyone at the table has not already played.
This is a good thing in that it means that we have had a lot of playing going on but it is starting to hamper peoples ability to participate because of the limited number of scenarios that are available vs. what people have played.
I would hate to see people opt out of playing just because of this issue for many reasons.

* People buy stuff when they play and it is good for the Store owners who host as well as Paizo itself
* If people don't play on a regular basis they may lose interest and opt out of the game completely
* people like playing varied characters...if someone wants to play several characters it can be extremely difficult to get all of the to high level due to lack of scenario availability

I propose that Paizo make and legal scenario that is not either retired or of the current year replayable as long as it is still only once per character.


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People...it really comes down to local law ordinances. Here in Minnesota a person can legally concealed carry with a permit...and businesses have the right to post no firearm allowed signs which the Concealed Carry bearer must abide by. 99% of the time you will not even know if someone has a firearm and unless the owner has posted a no firearms notice it is their right to do so. Now if I saw someone with a firearm that was poorly concealed I would as an aside comment to them ask that they do a better job concealing it....just to keep people from overreacting...but that's just me. I own several firearms, avid shooter and reloader, ex military...guns are just a tool, people are dangerous...hell even several dozen 4 siders scattered on the floor is dangerous if you are barefooted.


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Martials need better Will saves period. Options?:
1 - 3.5's Steadfast Determination feat where you use your Con Bonus and not Wisdom for Will Saves...required Endurance as a prerequite I believe...going from memory here
2 - Maybe a feat chain that gives you Spell resistance...Lesser and Greater Spell resistance, Level +5 or +10 SR
3 - Maybe iron Will Scales with level?...+2, then +4 at level 10
4- Feats that allow use of 1st level spells a number of times per day, have a BAB prereq, example BAB +6 one 1st 3/Day, BAB 11 - one 2nd 3/Day, BAB 16 one 3rd 3/day

just my 2 cents


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Oh No...There goes Tokyo...Go Go Godzilla!!!


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I prefer to not buy my food from some slacker with his face covered in shrapnel....it's their choice to get tats and piercings and it's my choice to go somewhere else


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Its not the guns themselves its the damn Touch AC mechanic that actually makes it easier to hit the BBEG at higher levels.
At level 1 the gunslinger needs to hit the kobolds 13 or 14 Touch AC
At level 17 his needs to hit the Dragons 6 Touch AC whiel everyone else in the party needs to hit its 37 AC or overcome its 25 Spell resistance...hardly seems fair does it?
This guarantees that the gunslinger will ALWAYS hit unless they misfire and there are so many ways to mitigate that that it is really only a slight problem..so the lose an attack sometimes...the fighter and archer are missing on the iterative attacks because they have to hit its real AC.
Touch AC mechanic was put into the game so the Wizards / Sorcerors etc could hit with Ray attacks...with little BAB and most likely no Precise Shot, PBS it evened out fairly well...not so with the gunslinger


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I really like the changes...dam good job. One thing I'm still wondering about though....Why does Gorum have the Earth Blessing and not Torag?


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Well then:
1 - Full BAB
2 - D10 Hit Die
3 - Eliminate Channeling altogether
4 - Warpriest levels count as Fighter for feats
5 - Change Bonus 1st level feat to 2nd to eliminate 1 level dips


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Here's what I think
1. Have Warpriest levels count as BAB levels for qualifying for feats
2. Have Warpriest Levels count as Fighetr levels for Feat qualification
3. Change to D10 for HP
3. Eliminate channeling

this makes you a more martially inclined holy warrior with better staying power than Cleric/Inquisitor/Oracle but still not quite as good as a pure melee non spellcaster


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I feel your pain...I absolutely hate the gunslinger class...the touch AC mechanic is broken and it just gets worse as you go up in level. Worse idea ever from Paizo.
If I run a game I try not to obviously target the gunslinger but lets face it any intelligent monster knows that the gunslinger is the biggest threat...Hold person a Coup de Grace at every opportunity


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1. Feeblemind him
2. Cut out tongue
3. Cut off All Fingers but one
4. Put Ring of Sustenance on last Finger
5. Wall him up in a cave


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Asmodeus - Christopher Walken


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The characters have six seconds...what annoys me is spellcasters who will count out squares to get the uber optimized area of effect...you are in Combat...make a snap decision where the spell goes and live with the results.
As a GM I prefer not to allow too much time wasted on placing area of effect spells...tell them to pick a spot by their eyeball in 6 seconds and then place the template...allows fog of war effects


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In PFS Play what should be done with obviously broken classes/builds should be:

GM: "hello everyone welcome to todays game...what are we playing today?"
Player 1: "My cleric of Pharasma"
Player 2: "Sorceror with Dragon Bloodline"
Player 3: "My Lore Warden Fighter"
Player 4: "My Tiefling Rogure/Wizard"
Player 6: "My Musket Master Gunslinger/Alchemist with the 3rd Arm Mutagen, Rapid Reload, and One level in Craft Alchemy for cheap ammo!!"
GM: "Sigh....."
GM: "player 6...here is your signed Chronicle Sheet...please leave my table now so the rest of the players can play the game and have fun"


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At least nobody said:
"Sorry about your wolf...mind if I skin it and make a really cool cape?"


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Actually the best way to deal with obvious broken builds that you know will break the game is to just do the following:

GM: "This is obviously broken and will break the game and none of the other players will have fun."

Player: "Dude..my 6 armed gunslinger with a gatling gun and an war Bison ids a Legal build I I have the right to play him"

GM: "I'm asking you politely to play something else"

Player: "This is what I want to play"

GM: Signs chronicle sheet and hands it to player "Congratulations you have soloed the mission...now go away so the rest of us can play the game and have fun"


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What sticks in my craw was once I was penalized as a Paladin for executing a captured bandit.
Now these bandits were murderers without a doubt and the surrendered bandit admitted to murdering wayfarers. The group was on a mission that could not be delayed.
My paladin basically took the position that in this case he could act as a Officer of the law and executed the prisoner by hanging the gave them a decent burial...yet was still penalized and had to atone for killing a surrendered prisoner.
I would say that a Paladin should have the power of Low and High Justice as needed if there are no local Law Dogs around...just my 2 cents.


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Speaking of Obscure fantasy novels:

The C.J Cherryth Morgaine Novels - Fires of Azeroth, Well of Shiun, Gate of Ivrel and Exiles Gate...top notch
And who can forget Karl Edward Wagners Kane novels and Short stories...now there was a hard core badass...makes Darth Vader look like a Boy Scout Troop Leader


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It's a matter of play style....you can super duper dps and kill things fast before they kill you...or you can hold the line, take a lot less damage and wear them down. Both styles are effective.
Combat Expertise gives you the option of doing both..choosing whatever you need depending on the encounter.
A fighter with a decent strength and Weapons training has Attack Bonuses to burn...with power attack he can bltzkrieg the monster down...assuming he can hit. A monster usiing Combat expertise and the PC using power attack means that the main attack has a much less chance to hit and the iterives will most likely miss.
I like the Armor Master Fighter Archtype...good BAB, great Defense, great DR...take Both Shield Focus Feats and wear the critter down...if you just need to block him while your party blast them to oblivion...use CE to mitigate some of the attacks on you...at least the monsters iteratives. This also means that at the end of the fight you require less healing so that saves on the party's resources as well.
Its a matter of player play style... and so what if it rerquires a 13 Int...extra skill points and languages are always good.


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A mule named "old Number 7"....how many of us are old enough to remember that one?
my Wow Hunter pet Wolf ..."Nutbiter"


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162. Because that nice old lady's hut down the street just grew a couple of giant chicken legs...weird


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A handy haversack is a great item for a Ranger...since you are ranged attacking and shouldn't get too involved in melee maybe hold off on the Mithril shirt and go that route


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You wake up from an afternoon nap and find the barbarian chewing the last strings of meat from some small animal that he has roasted...he looks at you with that vacuous look he always has and says ..."What?"