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Got in the 15-16 Champion slot after a couple hours of checking for dropped tickets.

I will be playing my nigh-unkillable level 16 monk.

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2 15-16 Champion tickets available.
My 15-16 Soldier ticket available right now.

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Bah, kiddie pool in Siege 15-16. If anyone wants to trade, My Soldier game for your Champion let me know.

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I'm hoping to get into a 15-16 level Champion game, may the wishlist processor gods smile down upon me. My 16th level Unchained Monk will be coming out of retirement.

*grabs the folder, wipes off a thick layer of dust*

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There's no shame in refusing to play with others who want to use pregens in Bonekeep.

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The Bonekeep adventures were some of my fondest Pathfinder memories. I would love to see more like them. Story is great and all, but too much story and you're having to take notes like you're in some advanced college course. Call me an old school dungeon crawler I guess.

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This year I was number 6837 in the list and needless to say, 5 of my 10 choices were sold out including the slot for the 12-15 I chose(Sat 2-7pm). After my wish list finished processing, I immediately noted the empty time slots I had and went back to the Event Finder for an alternate 12-15 special slot. It was somewhat slow going, but there were 3 different times that had openings and I got a ticket for the 8am-1pm Friday slot. Ironically, my other 4 missed events, they all eventually had people drop tickets from their cart. I ultimately ended up getting in everything from my wishlist. :)

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Hmmm... new 12-15 level scenario. Nice.

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Clicked Submit within 2 seconds of it turning green. Started at 629. It got to 560 refreshing itself, but was stuck there for 10 minutes. I went to a different page and came back to the wish list page and it said it processed successfully. Got everything I wanted.

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Akeela Valerian, the Wolf wrote:
Captain Tally-Ho! wrote:

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=2f77d2f8c77398c0b064223ba&id=43fa26 c4b9

Event book will be released on May 6.

Thanks Cap, but the link was a dead link. What was there?

I saw that the GenCon event schedule is coming out May 6 at noon, which is very exciting. However, that is about four months later than Paizo has regularly released the scenario list for GenCon. Therefore, I was wondering if the info was either already out there or available before the GenCon event release.

Thank you for your response!

Wolf

For some reason the link adds a space before the last 4 characters. I believe it's the same announcement from Gencon about the May 6th catalog release date say you saw.

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Just back from Gencon. It was a blast. Well done, John!

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In light of all the new Ki Powers for the Unchained Monk, along with the buff to base hit points, would it be reasonable for a rebuild to change the favored class bonuses along with those levels from Monk to Unchained Monk; say from 1HP/level to 1/4Ki pt/level? Lots of people are saying the Ki Pool is now insufficient for all the abilities that require Ki Points now, whats the harm in allowing a couple more pts added via favored class bonuses?

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Got the PDF this morning and have been going over the new monk. Love, it, definitely rebuilding my 15th level PFS monk.

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Being run at Origins this year. Looking forward to it.

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Just curious, why Aasimar? Was there a particular Heavens revelation you were considering buffing with its favored class bonus? Or just the extra +2 stat? In my opinion getting extra spells as a favored class bonus for a spontaneous caster would be better.

Some good feats:
Persistent Spell
Spell Focus(Illusion)
Greater Spell Focus(Illusion)
Expanded Arcana
Extra Revelation
Improved Initiative

Revelations:
1st Level: Misfortune
3rd Level: Awesome Display
5th Level: Fortune or Lure of the Heavens
7th Level: The other one from 5th level

I like Moonlight Bridge, Coat of Many Stars too.

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This is my PFS Guide! There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My PFS Guide is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

;-)

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Cool. My oracle was called on it at a convention for not having a deity. I will have to remember this.

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Atarlost wrote:
Oracles are like one of those flashy sports cars with no back seat and a boot the size of a wellington. You struggle to carry groceries, can't carry more than one passenger, can't carry groceries and a passenger at the same time, and get lousy gas mileage. They're powerful, but a sedan or van or wagon of pickup/ute is able to actually fill the purposes for which people own motor vehicles. An oracle is the class you tack on when you already have all the roles filled.

Roles are overrated.

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For items, I'd get a Widen Metamagic Rod. 30' cone is much safer.

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One of my favorite classes.

I have a Heaven's Oracle that has trivialized and ended encounters very quickly. When he's not doing this, he's buffing, debuffing, healing, blasting, dispelling, and removing conditions as needed.

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BadBird wrote:
Either way it's a non-issue, since the part about fighting defensively only being a -2 comes before the 'while in Crane Style' text, making it a general benefit that doesn't require you to be in Crane Style. You can attack with Mantis Style, then change into Crane afterwards to claim the defense bonus. The only way it could be an issue is if you're attacked while attacking, in which case you're not claiming an extra +1 dodge. Oh no.

What he said basically. Here's the mechanics. I used to do a similar thing with Dragon Style/Crane Style on my monk.

1. Beginning of round, free action to Mantis Style.
2. Declare fighting defensively to gain the passive benefit of Crane Style.
3. Make your Stunning Fist attack.

In this case you don't even need Combat Style Master as you can use a Swift Action to start Mantis Style. However, if you wanted to utilize Crane Style, Wing, and Riposte more effectively and gain the benefits of having the style active, you would need Combat Style Master and then add this to the above:

4. After attack, free action switch to Crane Style.

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My PFS Lavode De'Morcaine wrote:
I learned yet again, that my casters tend to horde too many spells for the end. Not sure, but if my sorc had started really opening up early on we might have had more chance to get farther in BK3. But I'm always worried that I'll get to the final fight with only a couple of level 1 spells left.

It's a fine balancing act in the Bonekeeps for sure because there are so many encounters. My oracle was hording his spells like a bag of One Rings. The group I was with got to the end and I ended up casting the following. Fortunately, we had a bard that did most of the buffing.

Detect Magic xAlot
Guidance xAlot
Color Spray x1
Sanctuary x3
Liberating Command x1
Align Weapon x3
Cure Moderate Wounds x1
Remove Paralysis x1
Lesser Restoration x2
Daylight x1
Dispel Magic x1
Invisibility Purge x1
Prayer x2
Remove Curse x1
Remove Disease x2
Blessing of Fervor x2
Restoration x2 - still had an ape companion and another down a level but didn't waste the spells.

As for my experience, great but parking was horrendous and did they gouge you in parking fees around the city this year.

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The Dwarven King wrote:

Hey there! My group is looking for a couple people tonight! As of right now we have..

1) 9 Heavy Damage Fighter
2) 8 Ninja
3) 9 Buffing Bard
4) 9 Shadow Dancer

We could use a ranged fighter and a healer! Any help would be appreciated. Come play with us!...Now!

Post on here or Pm me if possible

Hey, I recognize this group. It was a blast playing with you guys.

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You could probably play a level 7 pregen in the lower tier and contribute fine, but I think it would take away from the experience. Part of the fun of facing these extra-deadly scenarios is to have a character you've fostered from level 1 and to see how well it can do.

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Alorha wrote:

Since the damage from holy, flaming, etc weapons is magical, it seems like half of that would get through. This does not make the unarmed strike itself magical, though, so the unarmed strike damage would not get through. That's how I read it, at least.

A monk's fists are considered magical weapons once he reaches 4th level if he has Ki Pool and at least 1 Ki point in his pool.

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I hope EoT goes off. Otherwise that Reign of Winter table will be at least one person short that Saturday. :(

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George Aber 443 wrote:
Will there be a chance to get into the Friday night Special: Legacy of the Stone Lords via generics? Or am I looking at being accused of heresy by getting a good meal and some sleep?

Your chances of using generics is very slim. I don't think they let any in last year. Your best bet would be to check daily at gencon.com for returned tickets. Last year, I spent two weeks checking a couple times a day and I got one.

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Dragnmoon wrote:

If I am remembering correctly, only 1 went off and it only had 3 players, but I might be confusing the year prior.

Can you play EoT with only 3 players?

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Under A Bleeding Sun wrote:
bsctgod wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:

I can't even find how to sign up for things on the Origins site! Where do I go to sign up??

Have you registered for your badge? You would access event registration through your badge.

Mouse over Registration, click on Register for Origins. Click "Access My Badge". Once logged in, choose Event Selection from the drop-down menu.

Never heard of origins, does anyone have a link?

What, what, what???? ;-)

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cartmanbeck wrote:

I can't even find how to sign up for things on the Origins site! Where do I go to sign up??

Have you registered for your badge? You would access event registration through your badge.

Mouse over Registration, click on Register for Origins. Click "Access My Badge". Once logged in, choose Event Selection from the drop-down menu.

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I'm not signed up but I see it.

1. Log in, go to Event Selection from the drop-down.
2. Enter 6863 in search textfield
3. Date = All
4. Event Category = Roleplaying
5. Search

Maybe try a different browser. Do you have anything like Noscript running?

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It's unfortunate that there is so little demand for 12+ content but it must be true. I signed up for the Eyes of the Ten at Origins next month thinking the slot would fill up instantaneously when Event registration went live, but the single slot for all 4 parts is currently only half full.

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Since people are pimping out their characters for Bonekeep, I shall too. ;-) Level 9 Heavens Oracle, with practically every support and curative/resotrative spell there is up to my level.

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I got into all 3 specials, that was the most important, the regular scenarios, I'm in no hurry to grab.

Wish I'd learned how the wish list worked before I spent 20 minutes trying to add the specials to my cart. Barely got into the Season 5 special.

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Wondering if these two instances would work? Chirurgeon with the Discovery Tumor Familiar and Breath of Life formula.

1. Can the Tumor Familiar deliver a touch Breath of Life(or any cure wds) infusion extract to anyone?

2. Can a Tumor Familiar deliver the Breath of Life back on the master if he died that round with Touch Injection in effect? The extract is considered in a "Magical Sac" in the Alchemist and would still be in effect or would Touch Injection duration end with the Alchemist's death?

Thanks.

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Wise Old Man wrote:

Oh. Combat Style Master cannot be used without Master of Many Styles?

Sure you can. You can use multiple styles over a combat round, just they can't be running at the same time in a round like they can with a MoMS.

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I used Crane/Dragon with Combat Style Master for my monk. As has been stated it was a lot better before Crane Wing was errata'd but with the rewording of Crane Riposte, it's still okay.

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Moondragon Starshadow wrote:


Question 2)
My plan was to get Crane Wing style to deflect a melee blow, which should go well with deflect arrow feat. But, can you do two styles at the same time?

In a roundabout way without MOMS, yes with the feat Combat Style Master.

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I agree about the Heavens Oracle. They're great for battlefield control with the Awesome Display revelation used with their bonus spells.

Whichever you choose, I'd go with a race that can give you the favored class option to add a new spell to your known list of at least one level lower than you can cast. As a spontaneous caster, you need all the spells you can get.

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SlimGauge wrote:

No. It works like gaining additional uses of channelling through temporary cha boosts. You compare how many times you've done X today against the total number of times you can do X. The number of times you've already done X increments each time you do X. The number that you CAN do X goes up by one when you enter Dragon Style and falls back by one when you leave Dragon Style.

I don't think it works like that. Plus you only get the channel boost if the the bonus becomes permanent, 24 hours. The first 24 hours it's a temporary score bonus and only applies to skills and statistics for the relevant ability. Plus, this isn't even an ability, it's a feat.

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RafaelBraga wrote:

Actually i am just asking for the true clarification.

I realize that many people concluded that Crane Ripost first bonus is "always active" and dont require Crane Stance. I realize that 99% of the tables would allow me do do this "easier way".

But by RAW there's little problem:

UC pg. 78

Under Style Feats, second paragraph, third sentence:

"You can only use a feat that has style feat as prerequisite only while in the stance of the associated style."

I dont know if this was changed, but my version of UC(like 3 months old), says that.

The sentence in each feat stating "While in xxx stance..." is just redundant.

Thats the problem.

I read the other threads that came to the conclusion that you only take -1 with riposte even in other stances, but they ignored that sentence above. There was an official ruling changing that?

Thats one of the problems.

I believe the general consensus is that some style feats have passive benefits not requiring to be in the style to gain them. And since there has been no official FAQ response for this, I think it's as intended. This would mean the "while using XXXX style..." is not redundant.

Now it makes sense to think, if your interpretation was correct, that unless you're actually in crane style, crane riposte wouldn't give you the extra bonus to hit when fighting defensively. What about Crane style's bonus to hit while fighting defensively? It doesn't have a style feat as a prerequisite so would it necessarily apply for the requirement of being in the stance for RAW on page 78?

Then the question becomes, how does that apply to other style feats with similar wording, or text before the "while using XXXXX style...". Let's look at Dragon Roar for example.

Quote:

Dragon Roar (Combat)

The spirit of the dragon wells up inside you and bursts
forth in a mighty roar.
Prerequisites: Str 15, Improved Unarmed Strike, Dragon
Style, Stunning Fist, Acrobatics 8 ranks.
Benefit: You gain one additional Stunning Fist attempt
per day.
While using Dragon Style, as a standard action
you can expend two Stunning Fist attempts to unleash a
concussive roar in a 15-foot cone. Creatures caught in the
cone take your unarmed strike damage and become shaken
for 1d4 rounds. A successful Will save (DC 10 + 1/2 your
character level + your Wis modifier) reduces the damage by
half and prevents a target from being shaken.
Special: If you have the Elemental Fist feat (Advanced
Player’s Guide 158), you can expend a daily use of that feat
to deal your Elemental Fist damage to those caught in the
cone. This damage is not halved even on a save.

Does it make sense to say you only get that additional Stunning Fist when you're in Dragon Style and you lose it when you end the style? Could you technically gain another use of Stunning Fist every time you enter Dragon Style with Dragon Roar?

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Claxon wrote:
bsctgod wrote:

I use this very feat combo with my monk. I think the OP is delving into uncertain rules where it's not necessary. The way I do it is only a -1 to hit, assuming Crane Riposte is taken.

Here's my sequence I've been using.

Begin Turn
Free Action - Dragon Style
Declare fighting defensively
Make attack(s) with dragon style applied.
Free action after attacks switch to Crane style
End turn

Ends up being -1 to attacks with dragon style and ending round in crane style.

Thats not what he wants to do though. He wants to:

Begin turn
Free action - Crane Style
Make attack (while fighting defensively)
Free action - Dragon Style
Roll Damage

I know, I was just suggesting an alternative that accomplishes the same thing without going into questionable rule mechanics.

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I use this very feat combo with my monk. I think the OP is delving into uncertain rules where it's not necessary. The way I do it is only a -1 to hit, assuming Crane Riposte is taken.

Here's my sequence I've been using.

Begin Turn
Free Action - Dragon Style
Declare fighting defensively
Make attack(s) with dragon style applied.
Free action after attacks switch to Crane style
End turn

Ends up being -1 to attacks with dragon style and ending round in crane style.

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Zark wrote:

Are there any good magic items for Bards and Oracles?

You can't go wrong with Metamagic rods. Reach is a nice one to have for healing at distance in a pinch when it's dangerous to get too close, and especially for something like Breath of Life in later levels. Persistent if you have save or suck spells.

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I have an oracle myself and here are the spells I find that I use the most, or plan to take once I get more level 3 and can use level 4 spells.

Level 1: Bless, Sanctuary, Liberating Command, Remove Fear, Endure Elements.

Level 2: Protection from Evil Communal, Align Weapon, Remove Paralysis, Lesser Restoration, any of the ability enhancing spells.

Level 3: Prayer, Dispel Magic, Remove Disease, Daylight, Invisibility Purge.

Level 4: Blessing of Fervor, Restoration, Neutralize Poison, Freedom of Movement, Protection from Energy Communal.

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Cerbano, human monk, now level 12.

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Coriat wrote:
bsctgod wrote:

Crane Wing/Riposte example vs. 4-attack monster all 20's to hit

Chances for riposte with old version: 5%, 5%, 5%, 5% = 18.5% chance of getting the AoO

Chances for riposte with new version: 95%, 0%, 0%, 0% = 95% chance of getting the AoO

If a melee-only monster needed a 20 to hit it's pretty hard for anything to be overpowered. You were going to win - decisively - with or without ripostes. It's not the type of crucible encounter in which balance is actually tested.

I was just trying to say that the probability of getting a riposte has significantly increased for the high AC characters, like monks. Winning or losing the encounter doesn't matter.

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Tholomyes wrote:
They'll get more, if only by virtue of the fact that they're getting attacked more often, but otherwise it's less, since they won't provoke if the attack actually hits. Besides, there are much better ways to get the opponent to provoke attacks of opportunity, and chances are, even with the AoO, they'll lag behind other martials in DPR, possibly even moreso, because, not only do you have the issue of Monks' low damage output, but you also have to consider that more of your limited resources are going to boosting your defense, rather than your offence, making you even weaker, damage wise, than a normal monk, who isn't regarded as king of DPR, shall we say.

Even if they were attacked the same, they would still get many times more ripostes than before.

Crane Wing/Riposte example vs. 4-attack monster all 20's to hit

Chances for riposte with old version: 5%, 5%, 5%, 5% = 18.5% chance of getting the AoO

Chances for riposte with new version: 95%, 0%, 0%, 0% = 95% chance of getting the AoO

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Tholomyes wrote:
bsctgod wrote:

Okay, Crane Riposte is definitely worth it now.

Thanks Devs!

I wouldn't say definitely. I would say, if you can't wield a shield, or use a two-handed weapon, or otherwise need a hand free, then yeah, it's probably worth it. But a shield is still probably a better bang for your feat expenditure, if you want to go defensive. But for certain classes, yeah, it's probably better than nothing, if you don't have to spend 1/2-1/3 of your feats to get the chain. But that's a lot of ifs.

For a high AC monk, that always fights defensively, Crane Riposte should yield significantly more AoOs than the old versions(Riposte and Wing). Anything that boosts the DPR for a class, often stated that lags behind the other martials, is worth it. Maybe not so much for the lower AC MoMS dippers who depended on that deflection in battle, but, well as has been pointed out, the fact the MoMS can get the chain so much quicker than everyone else was the problem to begin with.

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Okay, Crane Riposte is definitely worth it now.

Thanks Devs!

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