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It's Kingmaker.

To expand on that, the conversion is for PF2, but a 5e bestiary will be available.


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Xenocrat wrote:
ericthecleric wrote:
Presumably, they want to focus on the launch of PF2 this time.
No, they screwed up. AA3 and Dawn of Flame 6 got bumped at the same time the PF2 Lost Omens book got bumped.

Ah, OK. Thanks!


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Strachan, well done. I hope you didn't have to pay too much for the collection!


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If you're creating a PC and you know your GM likes to use brown mold, ray of frost is a must! ;)


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Aurelio 90 wrote:
I already exposed my theories about Mengkare and Promise years ago...

Interesting ideas! Personally, I prefer the idea that the dragon has become a victim of that council (and is still Lawful Good), and can thus be saved, than that there is a non-LG gold dragon.


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For those who aren't aware, the mega-mod Fallout New California should be releasing tomorrow (the 23rd)! Not sure what time exactly yet, though.

It's being released on nexusmods and moddb (or whatever the latter is called, if it is something else).

Here's a link to the Facebook page about it.

If you've not heard about the mod before, it is set 20 years before Fallout New Vegas begins and is set in California. It's mostly been worked on by two people for years, and it'll be free! :)


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OK. Thanks for explaining.


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The big wide footer is at the bottom of the page. YAY!

Thanks for fixing that!


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To the OP: Over the years, I have occasionally seen posts by people saying that they left 4e or 5e for Pathfinder because they found those games too limiting.


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It has to be done. The Prodigy's Firestarter


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Wandering Wastrel wrote:
You go with your biggest customer base, and hope that the others come with you. Some will, some won't.

There's a maxim that 80% of the purchases of a business come from 20% of the customers; let’s call them Group A. The remaining 20% of the purchases of a business come from 80% of the customers; let’s call them Group B.

Applying that to Paizo, that probably means that the AP subscribers, whether or not they occasionally buy other Pathfinder books from Paizo or elsewhere, are their Group A. Obviously, the number of Group A people has shrunk over the last decade. Maybe they started with around 15,000-20,000 subscribers initially, and are now possibly at between 8,000-12,000 subscribers. Even if those numbers are wrong- and they probably are- the point is that Group A people have each spent thousands of dollars at Paizo, or proportionally, for those who became customers in the last few years. Some people from groups A and B will be regular PFS players, and some not. Group B might be the bigger customer base, but really, Group A is the most important sector to Paizo, IMO.

A decade ago, WotC did not cater to their Group A; they had a production-led product, ie. the game they wanted to sell, and made several other mis-steps. Naturally, WotC’s Group A declined, and Paizo gained from it when they launched the Pathfinder RPG.

These playtest documents were also production-led IMO, and while they may or may not be willing to listen and change a little or a lot, if 30%-80% of their current Group A is unhappy after next summer, we will see what happens then. Presumably, they will sell a lot of initial core rulebooks, monster books, new AP books, and so on in the short term, just as happened with initial 4e and Starfinder sales. (Although Starfinder is doing nicely enough for them that the game has a small staff.) Are Paizo also making mis-steps? Yes.

I think it would be good if Paizo could take more account of the Group A’s with their surveys, as long as it is verifiable, since anyone could lie and say how much they’ve spent, or might spend in the future with them.


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Thanks, Captain!


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I'm being forgetful. What is a group of tigers called? (This isn't a joke, btw!)


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It's almost like you are saying that the answer to life, the universe, and everything is "42".


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Thanks for making this thread, GreyWolfLord! It's helpful.


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Chris, the playtest info isn't available until August (the same day as Gen Con starts). Those who preordered the material have preordered a hard copy. Those who didn't can access the same PDFs for free.

I hope that helps!


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This is the link that takes you to the forums, if you want to favourite it!

I hope that helps. :)


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140) Did Barney Stinson invent legendary proficiency? If so, better him than Ron Swanson!


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I so wanted to find the Blackadder the Third clip about how "Real men duel with cannons!". Can't find it on Youtube though. Ah well. ;)


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In a post Vic Wertz made on the 28th, he said (amongst other things):

Vic Wertz wrote:


If you've been reading playtest feedback—or even if you haven't, but you just know a bunch of gamers—you will know that there's a spectrum of desire here. On one end, there are players want no changes whatsoever; on the other, there are players who want changes to anything and everything to be considered. Most people are somewhere in between.

Paizo has staked out a spot on that spectrum. Playtest feedback might move us one way or the other a little bit, but as far as broad strokes go, the playtest will show you where we stand. (In our opinion, it's not all that far from 1st Edition.)

I hope that helps!


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Linsolv, there is a thread you might find helpful: What makes the game Pathfinder for you. I hope that helps!


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Release Roderick!

;)


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While I made a serious post above, a more silly speculation: Aroden has been fighting the main goblin god. As a result of the fight, Aroden and that god merge, he returns, but 1/8th of Golarion's CRB races' populations become goblins, hence, they are all "civilised" goblins (or as civilised as they'd ever be!).


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Perhaps the reason that resonance is tied to Charisma is as follows:
Friendship Is Magic! So the more likeable you are, the more friends you have, and the more magic you can use!

;)


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Matthias W wrote:
A small change but a welcome one. This and the increased cost of maintaining sustained effects definitely helped 5e address (if certainly not eliminate) LFQW issues.

What does "LFQW" mean?


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18. Cast gate to call a balor to do chores around the house.


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Does a proclaimer have to walk 500 miles then walk 500 more?


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That's no moon...


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The black album (aka the Spinal Tap-type cover) was their last great album. ;-)


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For a druid, Clint Eastwood's "I talk to the trees." What else!? ;)

For a gunslinger, the theme from "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".

For a rogue, "Backstabbers" by the O'Jays, or "You've got to pick a pocket or two" from Oliver!

For a monk, Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting". (Damn, Bluenose beat me!)

For an earth kineticist, AC/DC's "Let there be rock".


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Eric, the description says that it has 36 pages, hence the lower price. The normal Legendary Heroes books have more pages, hence the higher price. I hope that helps.


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In relation to this thread, this is what I saw yesterday! Oo-er!


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There is also this old thread.


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Thanks for the replies; that's helpful! :)


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The answer is no. TOZ above has the right of it.

It all boils down to trust. Players should trust the GM to provide a fun and/or memorable adventure. If they don't then there's no way a campaign is possible.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
PACT MAGIC, PACT MAGIC, PACT MAGIC!!!

Are you aware of this?


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Nate Z wrote:
I just read the ecology article. great stuff! Have "omnipaths" been stated anywhere?

Yes, they are in Bestiary 6, but they originally appeared in the Occult Bestiary.


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Sharoth wrote:
Can anyone suggest some good Fallout 3 mods that they enjoyed?

Sharoth, I made a list of all the New Vegas mods I downloaded from Nexusmods before I forgot about the list, but that doesn't help with Fallout 3 mods.

I did make a short list of Fallout 3 mods though.
This is a shortish but good adventure:
(The Librarian- Orion's Gate)
http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/10779/?

This is a long, weird and a bit spooky, but good adventure.
(A Devil's Wish)
http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/18572/?


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Sharoth wrote:
I think I am feeling a New Vegas run coming up.

Enjoy!


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Brew Bird wrote:
Or sorcerers who draw power from time warps...

It's just a step to the left!


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I’m 100% sure that both Alex and Dario both want owners of their book to have fun with the material, so if a particular aspect, such as the number of spirits known, is potentially causing stress or unhappiness, change it/discuss it with the GM! They went with a particular artistic vision for the Grimoire, but you don’t have to agree with it or use it.

For those people who only have the Grimoire, here is something from the Pact Magic Unbound, Volume 1 (page 42):

Spoiler:

How Many Spirits Do I Know?
Unlike many other magical arts, pact magic has no tables or charts that indicate how many spirits a binder has at his or her disposal. The number of spirits known depends solely on the GM’s campaign in regards to how available pact magic is. Refer to the options below to adjudicate how many spirits a binder knows.
Pact Magic is Scarce: … In such a world, a binder starts play knowing a single 1st-level spirit of the player’s choice and gains no additional spirits knowledge when leveling up. Such binders must scour the globe in search of forgotten ruins and occult shrines in order to learn the spirits’ seals and ceremonies. …
Pact Magic is Rare: … They start play knowing four 1st-level spirits and add one spirit per binder level beyond 1st to their list of known spirits. As in scarce settings, the knowledge of additional spirits can be gained through study and adventure, and binders are not restricted in the total number of spirits they may learn.
Pact Magic is Prominent: ... In such a setting, a binder has easy access to spirit lore and automatically knows the seal and ceremony of every spirit up to his or her maximum spirit level.

Note that it was only in Pact Magic Unbound, Volume 2 that they expanded on the Knowledge Tasks material, to help provide context to the information above.

I hope this helps! Have fun!


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That is a big document, Third Mind. It must have taken you a while to complete it. Well done!


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I don't know what level of resources you have, but I'd certainly recommend looking at Dungeon Magazine (still sold by Paizo!).


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Re the kinetic wizard, these wizards can blast all day, like a kineticist. However, base damage is low, and the wizard doesn't gain access to wild talents, infusions, etc. They can boost a kinetic blast by sacrificing a prepared spell.

Re the indomitable kineticist. They are geokineticists who are a bit like elemental ascetics, but gain bonus combat feats (chosen from a limited range) instead of utility wild talents. There are other differences.

Re the aura master, you could say it's something like a psychic bard. (For a more detailed explanation: There was a class in the 3.5 Complete Psionic book that created psychic auras that became larger as they gained levels; these auras affected their allies, and they could eventually have three auras active at a time. That concept sort of inspired the inquisitor's judgement ability, except that only the inquisitor benefits from judgement. The aura master is inspired by the original concept, but trades away alchemy, including the ability to use extracts.)

That's the rough gist. I hope that helps!


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Try signing out and signing back in. Worked for me!


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I've got to say that I'm *really* glad I learned about the nexusmods website! I've downloaded a lot of mods over the last couple of months, some good, some not so good.
A couple of days ago I discovered an FNV mod that someone had updated from an FO3 mod, of Megacity Judge armor and the iconic weapon, the Lawgiver. Great fun!


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Remember that it's supposed to be fun for all involved (so don't be a dick)!


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To the OP, I really do recommend listening to Endzeitgeist. He's written over 2,000 reviews of 3pp products.

And it's also worth mentioning if you have any particular topics you like.


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Just saw this thread.

I don't know if you've heard of The Veranthea Codex, but it has the Bird Rider archetype, for cavaliers. You start at level one with a chocobo axe beak, which gets better and better, for example, being able to walk across swamps, water, etc and even air walk at higher levels.


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Eric, it is possible to go the Iron Man route. The character just needs to be proficient with heavy (and medium) armor, and simply designate the chosen armor as the armor focus, using the special ritual to do so. :)

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