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M Nagaji Skald 4 AC 22 (T13,FF20) CMD 17| HP 27/27| F +6 R +4 W +4 | Init +2, Perc +8, Sense Motive +4 |

There's a snake at the door, Sothkoro thought, a big snake.

In some ways, he was a big snake. He was nearly six and half feet tall, and for most residents of the Inner Sea, probably some sort of lizardfolk. But Sothkoro of Valashmai grew up as an attendant of a lunar Naga. He was a member of their slave race, a Nagaji. But this snake was massive, much longer even Sothkoro or Sothkoro's brother.

Pulling out his drum, he had only one choice to make sure this gargantuan creature stayed still and left him alone.

using versatile performance to handle animal.
Perform (percussion)+mwk drum+Serpent's Sense: 1d20 + 10 + 2 + 2 ⇒ (15) + 10 + 2 + 2 = 29

"Nunos, a gremlin with ants and the King of Biting Ants. Any connection?" the large skald asked. "I've seen what you describe before. The people of Valashmai live in fear of the kaiju and the few that survive their rampage... sometimes, their minds crack... Are we sure this is the best course for Stuinvolk? The magic in my music, it can inflame the passions, the mind, I don't wish to hurt him further."

Yeah, I don't know how to say Sothkoro is a skald, not a bard, but he is willing to use cure light wound wands.

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I only just found out about this from Luis' Know Direction Interview, but man oh man, I am excited. Inner Sea Faiths was one of my favorite books that came out in the last year or two and now a chance for a couple Tian Xia gods?

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Ckorik wrote:
graystone wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
It doesn't have it be. As long as there is common sense between you and the GM, it doesn't matter what some forum poster says.
That's something you can do if you have a stable, continuous DM. This isn't quite as easy as you make it when you have a new DM all the time.

The first thing that a real life lawyer will tell you - don't use words like common sense, rational, or reasonable.

Those words have no meaning when dealing with the general public.


The 'don't strike first' line shows they have no interest in fixing the Paladin issue - and in fact have no problem with making the issue much worse than it is/was.

There's literally centuries of case law that's all about using the reasonable person standard. Lawyers use rational and reasonable all the time.

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well, my favorite part of Golarion lore are the deities and demi-gods outside the core 20, so to try to keep this positive, I'll need a PF2 update of Inner Sea Gods asap.

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A little worried that the anathema means I won't be able to port over PF1 gods who aren't in the core 20 and play a cleric of Sun Wukong or Eritrice.

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I have to say, I love the idea of AoOs being gated to certain classes, or requiring you spend something to get it.

AoOs make combat so so static for melee guys in PF1, and it punishes players for doing anything besides straight attacks so much.

Now, it opens up combats to be much more dynamic in the dungeon, and it makes fighters something to be feared because they can lock down combats.

Grand Lodge

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Male NG Human Wizard (Mud Specialist) 2 | HP: 17/17 | AC: 15 (14 Tch, 12 Fl) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +4 | Init: +2 |Perc: +5, SM: +2
Roland Alimane wrote:
Wpuld someone place me just south of Kevin Costner? Thanks so much.

I got you. Also, I changed one of my spells since its a new day.Graktul, hit me up if you ever wanna be enlarged.

Grand Lodge

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Male NG Human Wizard (Mud Specialist) 2 | HP: 17/17 | AC: 15 (14 Tch, 12 Fl) | CMB: +2, CMD: 14 | F: +4, R: +3, W: +4 | Init: +2 |Perc: +5, SM: +2

Knowledge (History): 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (20) + 8 = 28

"Now, I reckon we should be careful. Here in the River Kingdoms, we're near the start of the Razmiri faith, but Allenstead here has always been a right cuss and resisted conversion."

"Y'all know Razmir, right? One of the Ascended, passed the test of the Starstone. God 'o law, luxury and obedience," Hekran says, chewing a mint leaf, "Now, his followers, they wear masks. T'hide their identity, but if ye pay close attention, what the mask is made of will tell you right quick their standin' in the church. Gold masks above silver, silver above iron and so on."

Sense Motive: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (20) + 2 = 22


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Incidentally, I once played a PFS scenario with a character who had Profession (Dentist).

He was a cleric of Zon-Kuthon

Sovereign Court

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Vishkanya Male LN Oracle 3 AC17 (T12,FF15) CMD 13| HP 23/23| F +4 R +4 W +3 | Init +4, Perc +2, Sense Motive +4 | Spells used 0/6(1st)
GM Dennis wrote:
Alchemist Fire is 20gp, so 3 of them is 60gp.

and I was literally just looking at that. I'll use the other 15 go to buy an alkali flask, because I always wanted one of those

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FF Pt 1;Let Bygones Be

I was gonna throw a suggestion for Murder on the Throaty Mermaid, but you'd need to have them have "Factions" on that one. But consider it! Its my favorite rules-lite scenario.

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Male Ysoki Bounty Hunter Mechanic 4 | HP 26/26 SP 32/32 RP 5/5 | EAC 17 KAC 17 | F+3 R+1 W+3 | INIT +2 | Perc.+8; darkvision 60ft

"Cotton blimey! I'm diverting power to our shields, captain. No one use the instant coffee maker for a few seconds!"

engineering DC 18: 1d20 + 13 ⇒ (12) + 13 = 25

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FF Pt 1;Let Bygones Be

chronicle sheets can be found here. If you gave me what you bought, I put that on the gold spent, and remember that you all had to pay 5 gp to Minarat. (Except for Zephyr, because you said you already deducted from your gold, and I'm going to trust you to do this honest like (and also I did yours first and didn't want to redo it))

just so I can report it,

skilganon's boon roll: 1d20 ⇒ 18

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one of the first Pathfinder games I was a player in, I played a Vanara druid with an elephant companion. The elephant was named Tantor.

The Exchange

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Male Human (Tian-Shu) Fighter 2 AC 18(T12,FF16) CMD 16| HP 20/20| F +5 R +2 W +0 | Init +2, Perc +1, Sense Motive +5 |

"I. Just. Want. To. Look. At. The. Rock!" Jing Hao says through gritted teeth. "There's interesting runes there and I wanted to decipher them. I'm not just a brute with a scythe!"

He charges at the ghostly figure that isn't being harassed by the ape.

Scythe, charge, power attack: 1d20 + 5 + 2 - 1 ⇒ (15) + 5 + 2 - 1 = 21
damage, power attack: 2d4 + 6 + 3 ⇒ (2, 4) + 6 + 3 = 15

"I'm a lawyer with a scythe!

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"Because the god of killing people and taking their stuff for personal gain is somehow "neutral"."

I think for at least 75% of all Pathfinder games, that's also Standard operating procedure.

Grand Lodge

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Nagaji Barbarian 3 AC19(T11,FF18) CMD 17| HP 34/34 (6 Temp)| F +6 R +3 W +4 | Init +1, Perc +9, Sense Motive +1 |
Rage rounds 0/10 used

The lizard-man bolts up from a seated position after Erlathan's taunts. He swears in Nagaji, and then says in Common, "Do not mock the spirits. When I draw upon my primal rage, I can feel their power flow through me. They are dangerous. When I rage, I am dangerous. Remember that, elf."

"I have magic stick to beat ghosts, I imagine." he pats his +1 lucrene hammer

The Exchange

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Male Human (Tian-Shu) Fighter 2 AC 18(T12,FF16) CMD 16| HP 20/20| F +5 R +2 W +0 | Init +2, Perc +1, Sense Motive +5 |

What kind of punk class can only use their class abilities a number of times per day?

hashtag fighter supremacy

edit: I guess I'm limited in that I can only swing my scythe 14,400 times per day.

*** Venture-Agent, Nebraska—Lincoln

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Confirmed as tier 2, for my second GenCon.

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Hey, I saw that you were the development lead on Divine Anthology, which was my favorite companion book in the year+ that I've subscribed to it. (I even wrote a review for it, but the site logged me out and ate the review when I went to post it.) Anyways, I really loved the Apocryphal Subdomains. Will we see any more of them in the future?

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My PFS samurai has persuasive as his third level feat because every feat that I really wanted at that point had a +4 BAB requirement. Now he can praise glorious Bachuan and try to rile the proletariat.

My PFS core Druid has Skill Focus (Profession(Barrister)) for the day job checks. She's an environmental lawyer, so she needs the boost to her career.

My PFS warpriest's first two feats were those ones from the Advanced Race Guide that let humans attempt to make any check untrained, I'm forgetting their names at the moment. He was my first PFS character and I was told it was important to have your character be able to do things outside of combat. My reasoning was that he's a warpriest of Besmara, he's lived on a ship for most of his life, and when you're on a ship, you have to be able to jury-rig and be able to do a little bit of everything because you can't hire someone to do it for you when you're weeks away from port.

*** Venture-Agent, Nebraska—Lincoln

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Human 6 (2 Garundi, 1 Tien-Dtang, 2 Tien-Shu, 1 Cheliaxian)
Gnome 1
Half-elf 2 (1's half Ekujae/half Ulfen, the other's half-Kyonin/Half-Kellid)
Half-Orc 1 (Primarily Taldan Heritage on the Human side.)
Nagaji 2
Vishkanya 1
Dead Human 1 (Taldan)

I also have unused boons for another Vishkanya and a Grippli but haven't registered them yet and haven't totally decided what I'm gonna use 'em for.

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Hey James, we spoke briefly at gen con, and I shook your hand outside the panel room, and then like, three minutes later as we entered the room, you announced you felt like you were dying of con-crud. Which was great.

Just want to know if you were feeling better

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The Making of the President, 1960 - By Theodore White. Really fascinating in that we Americans seem to keep battling over the same things over and over again. Interesting to see introspective of JFK without the assassination hanging over him. White definitly wouldn't be classified as a racist by the standard of his time, but he does say stuff that really wouldn't fly nowadays.

Just finished the Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by GRRM. Nice to see Westeros with a story that isn't quite as pessimistic as ASOIAF.

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All my core-PFS characters do profession: barrister day job checks, and in fact, they all operate out of the same law firm in Absalom

Someone at a local lodge is pretty famous as being a chicken-breeder in his downtime, with ranks in Craft (Chickens).

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I'm hoping that the "his photo" is a typo for "this photo" in the entry beneath Shardra

*** Venture-Agent, Nebraska—Lincoln

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So the first session of Pathfinder Society in Lincoln, Nebraska was a success! We had three players, Crowe, Adowyn and a magus made at the table, along with a GM-run Kyra (me). I ran the Confirmation, which I've never played before in either mode. Do I only get the GM Credit or do I also get the credit for running a Pre-gen?

Follow-up if the answer is I get both, the next time we meet, I plan on running an adventure that I've got player credit already. Let's assume I have to run a pre-gen again (I hope i don't, but let's pretend), how do I indicate that I did that?

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Male God of Lions, Families, Protection and Polyamory

thus, ensues Enron

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Male God of Lions, Families, Protection and Polyamory

"Advice?" the old man said, "No, I don't imagine I have much to give. Be kind to one another. Be as the Lion God said, and work with one another. Appreciate the small moments. Comfort her, help her in her times of need. Allow her to help you when it is your time of need. You'll do fine. Be not afraid." The old traveling priest clasped a hand to the bridegroom's shoulder. After a second of thought, he added "Make sure the little ones are taken care of, both yours and her first husband's."

It was not a working trip for the Mothers' Hope. Most often, when he entered the Material Plane, he was there to give some inspiration to a would be cleric, or impart the gift-slash-curse to an oracle. He had been on somewhat of a Material Plane spree in the last century or so. It was time for him to relax. A wedding would be nice.

This particular village, Osoro had been here before. Several times over the last couple of decades. It was good for what it was. A strong community, with many families and happy memories. Picture-esque. The way that he wanted.

He took the form of an old man, wizened, gray and almost wasted away. He could have taken a more proper deific form. It would make this wedding something more to remember. But it would steal away from the couple's happy day. He was here to share in their happiness.

Plus, this way, he could honestly tell him that his other wives were in Kiniun Isinmi without lying, and it would not be nice to lie to someone on their wedding day.

One of his wives, the only one to make it to the material plane with him, cuddled a cat that Osoro vaguely recognized. A Silvanshee, he was pretty sure. His wife, similarly wizened in guise, approached him.

"Sir Beauford the Colt has slain the Hag Mother in Cyranno," she whispered. The mad witch had been raiding that city for months, terrorizing families and stealing children for foul and necromantic purposes.

Osoro chuckled. "Good, good, he's a fine young paladin. Many blessings upon him and his family. Be sure to remind me when he finally settles down."

He leaned in and kissed her. She was his 91st wife, once a powerful mortal enchantress so many years ago. He had had two children with her, he was pretty sure. Still so beautiful. "We should get back to the wedding. There will be dancing soon, and I brought a bottle of wine."

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Male God of Lions, Families, Protection and Polyamory

On the First Mother Ishalla, "The difference between the tiger and the lion is that the tiger hunts alone. We share a concern over beasts... I wonder if she's a long forgotten daughter of mine?" (Or not so forgotten, maybe? I don't know if that interests you at all)

On Babaki, Lord of Teeth, "I have coveted his following of Orcs, who I still see the spark of familial love in. Their polygamous clans would be close to perfect for me, if only they could rein in their destructive tendencies. Many of my followers have lost a child due to the mad wrath of his followers. And so many of his followers, the dissatisfied and bored could improve their lot by dedicating their life to family. I am unpleased with his actions."

On Zodaxus, the Dark Liberator, "He is like a child. Which can be enjoyable as children are one of the greatest gifts, and the source of many happy times. But he is too often naive about the dangers that surround our followers. And he has a tendency to to condescend to me about being staid, as if he knows better. Perhaps he's more like a teenager than a child. Still, its not bad to have a cleric of Zodaxus at a wedding, or at the very least, the reception."

On Adriel, the Guide of Heroes, "I have been trying to fix him up with a daughter of mine for at least a few centuries. Heroics are great... if they protect one's loved ones. A hero with a family with fight that much harder. I feel like too often his followers abandon their families at home to pursue their great quests. Still, I have more than a few Lion Knights in my service who have told me that his Paladins are spotless, and I have celebrated more than a few marriages between his followers and mine. Still, he works so hard."

On Atheos, the Voice of Reason, "More bewildering than even Scrapeknee, sometimes. Though most once-mortal gods are a little bewildering. He is exhausting. A little too eager to debate, which is so much work."

On Scrapeknee, the Prince of Chaos, "His tampering has had ruin several happy marriages, which still angers me. But on the other hand, I have also seen his hand change things that have caused love and new families to spring up. I would like him so much more if he could focus more on helping, but I suppose he would prefer that I were to 'loosen up'. "

On Tharros, the Hollow, "I have seen too many families be torn apart by death to be entirely comfortable with the man, and we have had disputes in the past. Still, he is not a malicious god and I cannot blame him for his lot." (I was thinking like a dispute between Osoro and Tharros over a mortal wife of Osoro's?)

On Michazra, Dead Creed, "Greed and ambition tear men away from tending to their families, and they often cloak themselves in that they are only trying to provide for their families. I would prefer that they spend more time with their family than toil away for a few more gold coins. No man has laid upon his death bed and wished he spent more time at the office."

On Vortae, the Traveler at Twilight, "Solitude is too harsh a burden for anyone to bear. I have made overtures of a marriage between him and one of my children to ease his sorrow, and maybe create something new. Look at his portfolio, he shouldn't work so hard. Still, my people know well enough to give his clerics safe travel through their lands. He claims that he created cats, which I reject."

On Cil'dr, Empowerer, "His societies have fought my peoples many times. I would wager he thinks I am soft. I know the strength of my roar. I also know that even in his most tyrannical of hoards, mothers will offer me secret prayers to protect their children. We are too much alike, I think." (Oh, they both have tribal followers... Maybe we're brothers or brothers-in-law or something?)

And obviously, that's based on first impressions from your write-ups. If you feel like I'm way off the mark, say so.

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Master of the Prides, He of a Hundred Wives, Mother's Hope
Neutral Good God of Lions, Family, Polyamory and Protection
Domains: Good, Community, Protection, Strength, War
Favored Weapon: Longspear
Holy Symbol: A male lion's head inside a ring of flowers
Sacred Animal: Lion
Sacred Colors: Yellow and purple

Osoro is either a dark-skinned man, robed in the furs of a lion, or a mountain-sized lion with the gentle voice of a man. His followers can't quite agree. Nervous spouses-to-be pray to Osoro before their wedding for a happy marriage. Parents and spouses pray to Osoro to protect their loved ones in war. Travelers in strange lands pray to Osoro to protect them from beasts.

Osoro's followers have no prohibition on polyamorous relationships. Indeed, Osoro has one hundred wives and too many children to count. It is expected that clerics of Osoro (of either gender) support at least two spouses, and that they also protect those who have lost a spouse, either in death or divorce.

Osoro is a prideful but lazy ruler over his Celestial Savanna, a realm in the Neutral Good plane of Nirvana. At the center of these grasslands lay his rock-hewn fortress, the Kiniun Isinmi. His 27th wife, the Solar Angel Tesera, built Kiniun Isinmi and often rules in his stead.

Osoro attracts clerics of both genders, though men tend to outnumber women. Osoro teaches that all must work together but does not teach that hard work is a reward in and of itself. In more advanced worlds, his cults chide those who spend too much time chasing wages that they neglect their families. In fact, a key teaching in Osoron philosophy is to not work too hard. Osoro does not venerate war nor enjoy it, but sees its necessity in a world where evils exist. Osoro has taken on the War domain to protect soldiers so that they may go back to their prides. Osoro has sent his Herald, his daughter, a massive dragonne called the Roaring Protector after generals who cynically and carelessly lead their troops to slaughter.

Spousal abuse is one of the most serious crimes in an Osoron society, and can be punishable by exile or even death.

Osoro tends to be gentle and unassuming. Osoro is often called to be a negotiator in theistic disputes, as he usually has no side and only wants to get back to looking over his many prides of followers.

The Exchange

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Male Gnome Sorcerer (elemental (air)) 4 AC14(T13,FF11) CMD 10| HP 31/31| F +4 R +3 W +4 | Init +2, Perc +2, Sense Motive +0 |

Hey, believe me, I'd much rather be practicing law back in Bristlewrack than risking my butt in Absalom. Too bad this adventuring stuff is the only way to get enough money to ensure my safety back in Brastlewrack Wrigsolar thinks to himself after Natalya disparages Absalom. Though, to be fair, there was an appeal in being a high-powered Absalom lawyer.

"Getting you back to Irrisen shouldn't be a problem as near as I can see. I'm pretty sure that the Society could probably even cover your travel expenses. Just a few months ago, my associate Jing Hao was there on an expedition. Near Whiterook, if you know it? I know we've got people up there now, at least." That is, one of my other Core characters got GM credit for From Under Ice.

"As for Skelg, well, I'd have to review the relevant Irriseni casework, and I fully admit at not being an expert in Irrisen law. I don't believe they have any prohibition about signing a contract under duress... and well, Skelg is most likely going to die without your help, so you're in what people in my profession call a strong bargaining position."

"And the matter of the Beacon, this is again subject to Irriseni law. Its possible that, as personal property, Skelg would receive marital interest in the Beacon (assuming that he agrees to marry you) and its also possible that Haldyr's rebirth as an undead being might cause there to be issues with the provenance of the beacon. (I know for a fact there's a lot of complex rules about undeath and property ownership in Geb.) My partners and I can help you out there. If it is a huge deal about Skelg having a marital interest, I can whip up a quitclaim deed, pro bono."

"Now, I imagine that the Society is going to want to take a look at it, so here's what I think a reasonable proposal would be. You allow the Society to hold and study the Beacon while I prepare your marriage contract, your pre-nuptial agreement, and while we clear up any issues on the title of the aforementioned magic item. Also, the Society will hold on to the lantern while you and/or the Society prepares for the journey to Irrisen. You'll retain the right to access the Beacon while its in Society care, and, just to make sure we aren't dragging our feet, the becaon returns to you after a reasonable amount of time even if you haven't set out to Irrisen. I'm thinking like sixty or ninety days."

"If you like, I can whip up a contract, or we can head back to Absalom, and, if need be, I can give you a referral to another barrister to hash out the details with. Is this an acceptable arrangement to you, Madam?"

Diplomacy: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (15) + 9 = 24

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You worked on Unchained right?

If I were a LN unchained summoner who summoned a Devil Eidolon, and I became LG as she became more devoted to... say Iomedae, what happens to the Eidolon? The next time I summon my Eidolon, does it become a different subtype? Or is there something I missed that lets me summon a new Eidolon every time?