Just recieved this particular Paizo order, which was supposed to include AP#107, Spymaster and Path of the Hellknight, and noticed that the Beginner Box (which was supposed to be donated) was inside as well.
I wasn't expecting it to be coming along with my subscriptions and thought that the mention of it being shipped in my confirmation meant that it was being handed off to the donations pile. I'm wondering if theres anyway still to fix this?
Mark Seifter wrote:
You're teasing us Mark. Now I'm looking forward to Horror Adventures even more.
GM Rednal wrote:
I believe I saw a request for a Table of Contents...
Your wish is my command.
Table of Contents
Armor Masters of the Inner Sea 4
Armor Tricks 8
Armor Fighting Styles 10
Shield Fighting Styles 12
Advanced Armor Training 14
Armor Mastery Feats 16
Shield Mastery Feats 18
Armored Combat Tricks 20
Spellscribed Armor 22
Magic Light Armor 24
Magic Medium Armor 26
Magic Heavy Armor 28
Magic Shields 30
Hugo Rune wrote:
Base DC is assumed to be 0, though there isn't really a hard/fast way to determine when an encounter starts. You can have everyone roll for initiative when the PC's and enemies spot one another or one spots the other. In the case of wolves, when the hunting call is sounded is another option (basically the players get one round to prepare while the wolves run to close the distance). Or you can design an ambush. Or when one side approaches the other in a threatening manner/draws weapons/starts doing an obviously aggressive action (for intillegent enemies casting any kind of spell can be construed as aggressive especially if one side lacks spellcasters). Etc.
Also not all random encounters have to even be combats (especially if a way above their CR encounter gets rolled). They can just as easily be used to show details about the enviroment, or how dangerous Creature X is and not to mess with creature X who happens to also live in this area.
Example 1: Party is entering an area that has been blighted by an evil witch/necromancer/Demon Lord/Gygax. Those wolves could be described as malnurished and sick. Rather than fighting the party, they could whimper and go right on past them as if they were fleeing the area.
Example 2: The Ubernaughtilus lives in this forest. The encounter mostly involves the thunder of its footsteps, the sound of falling trees, and maybe the screams of nearby a nearby animal after every other animal has gone quiet.
But I digress.
You as the DM decide how this encounter unfolds. It can be as generic or as interesting as you make it.
If you want the wolves to sneak up on the party, they can sneak up (Perception vs Stealth).
My initial reading was that since they become an Improved familiar in the future, they would not be eligible for archetypes that trade out Speak with others of Kind.
My second reading, after a few nights rest, was more in line with @Claxon's. Though I can also see it applying to all forms because like the OP and @VampByDay said, it changes into the form of an Improved Familiar but you don't actually gain the feat or its restrictions.
[The Improved Familiar feat’s alignment restrictions apply to this ability, but only the magical child’s vigilante identity needs to have an alignment that fulfills the alignment requirements of the improved familiar.]
It makes no mention otherwise other than restriction in level and alignment for variable choices and doesn't bring in the text about removing the ability to speak with other animals of its kind. Additionally, considering the Magical Child's lack of Specialized Talents only it can get, I don't find this Vig-archetype having the unique ability to have an Improved Familiar with any familiar archetype to be broken. Having this choice available makes their familiar super unique in that regard. And the archetype needs something to help it stand out a little more from the other magical vigilante archetypes.
Either way, FAQing.
@Steve: I do believe it was mentioned that the 96-page Inner Sea Faiths was a testing of waters, and at the same time necessary to do the book justice. There was a semi-big discussion (Possibly in the product comments or a separate thread, I forget which) where one of the designers was discussing things with the community on it. Mostly the logistics cost of getting it done. Let me see if I can find that thread before someone ninjas me.
Either way, if Inner Sea Faiths does well, its very possible they might do a 96 page campaign setting book / No Player companion release again sometime. Or test some other weird combinations.
Edit: Yeah it's in the product discussion.
Just got my Authorization for the March Subscriptions, and noticed on it that the Pathfinder Beginner Box is supposed to ship to me with a shipping fee of $12.87. However, when I put the order through I had changed the address to the one provided in the Beginner Box Donations thread (to Paizo itself) and on March 2nd had gotten confirmation of no shipping charge on it/etc.
I was wondering if there was some kind of error with the order? And if so if it could get fixed. Thanks in advance.
Liz Courts wrote:
Nice car. Now we just need the Red Raven to drive around in it.
What would we even call it? The Red Ravenmobile sounds kind of eh. Maybe The Wings of Freedom? (I would have suggested Wings of Liberty but I didn't want Blizzard's army of undead lawyers coming after me, all out of channel energy for the day).
For the third one: In the appendices of the Rotrl Anniversary Edition there is a char for keeping track of something like that. As for what happens with the corruption itself, you could always impose penalties on the player equal to their corruption (or corruption /2 rounded up/down/whatever whenever something aligned where their corruption affects them.
Additionally, you could have a good side version of it too for the virtuous, where they instead get bonuses vs those corrupting influences. If Dark-side = profane, Good-side = Sacred maybe?.
For example, a Wrathful Person might have to make a check to not kill an enemy they have a grudge instead of capturing them. And to resist Rage-related effects.
A Lustful person might have to make a check vs charismatic people of their type/subtype to not have an urge to get into bed with them. And penalties vs spells like Unnatural Lust/etc.
And so on and So on. All sorts of things you can do with it that way.
As the title would suggest, I am also having trouble placing an order for both of the Chase Card decks. Whenever I try to place the order it simply refreshes the page and asks me to place it again. I've seen a few others posting about similar problems in the Customer Service section, so thought it would be best to ask here for help in solving it. Thank you in advance.
Hopefully some pathfinders will squash that nasty bug soon though.
Alexander Augunas wrote:
This is most likely true, yes. But good sales for Blood of Shadows certainly won't hurt our chances of a Blood of the Coven(?) or Blood of Whatever Those Forked-tongue Guys Should Be Called book coming sooner rather than later.
Mmmm, if changelings were to get their own "Blood of" book, I do think there might be more than enough questions for 32 pages to cover it.
- Expanding on each of the Hag Heritages. Personality/varying physical traits of changelings of each heritage. Where is each heritage likely to be encountered on Golarion? How do the people of those areas view them? (Maybe even a Tiefling bloodline for the night hag)
After taking a look at Blood of Fiends/Angels I think it would be quite possible for such a book.
A book focused on Nagaji and Vishkanya (Possibly lizardfolk too or just those two) is also one i'm looking forward to. Specifically Vishkanya since they're so interesting but there's not much I can find on them.
And as Matrix mentioned, a Kitsune book could easily be called Blood of Spirits.
Of course, for any of these books to happen, we need to blow out Paizo's stock on Blood of Shadows first.
Inb4 the party is still between levels 1-3 with loot of a level 8 party, when all the enemies and bosses from all the dungeons they have looted come after them in one big group.
Remember folks, You need to actually deal with the encounters to gain exp, stealing their clothes and running off doesn't quite cut it.
Where's Captain Teague when we need him. Gotta punish those filthy applicants that can't stick to the Superstara Codex. The Code is the law after all.
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
I've been thinking about creating a thread where we come up with cursed versions of the items we're seeing, but I'll definitely hold off until voting starts. :P
I could enjoy a thread like that. I'll make sure to prepare some tea before getting to work on cursing the submissions I see.