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I sold a number of gaming books on ebay some years ago using TurboLister. However, after doing some research I learned that support for TurboLister discontinued in 2017, and is not available on UK ebay any more. Now it seems that "seller hub" is the thing.
Has anyone used seller hub to create listings on ebay? Is it any good?


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The above show is a new BBC comedy that is a mockumentary-style comedy about a group of vampires "living" in Staten Island. The three main leads are played by British actors. I've seen the pilot episode, and found it amusing.
I might add to this thread once I've seen more episodes, bur I'm mentioning it now in case its of interest to anyone else!


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Last year, while I enjoyed the after-dinner talks, I didn't eat very much; I'm not sure if I wasn't feeling very well, or just not hungry. This year I decided not to attend the banquet to save some money; doesn't seem worth it if you don't eat much. Anyone else not going, but still attending the convention?


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Has anyone read this book? Did you find it helpful?


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Thought I'd raise awareness of this kickstarter project.


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This amused me. Others might like it too.

Note that the same people have done other parodies.

Note also that there are a ton of spoilers, and a bit of swearing (if that bothers some of you).


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

Thanks for fixing that!


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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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Good to see this available!


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Does anyone know how long poison on a weapon or arrow/bolt/etc remains fresh before it wears off, if it isn't used in combat?


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I don't have a smart phone, and don't take my laptop abroad. So, are there computers available for use, such as in the business centre, where I can check emails, Facebook, and other websites?


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Does anyone know what the above means?


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Smurf!


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


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I've been re-reading this Adventure Path recently (still re-reading book 6 ).

Ignoring the N alignment of the sellswords and battle mages (generic stat blocks from the Game Mastery Guide referred to in #89), and Zernebeth's CN alignment, the alignment of all the other Technic League NPCs, including the captains (#89/#90) or former captains, the commandos (#90), and kytons (#89) are all evil.

Zernebeth seems the odd one-out for the leadership, alignment-wise. Also, as a former leader of the League, then she must have been fine with the continued drugging and manipulation of Kevoth-Kul. Such acts, as well as all the other atrocities perpetuated by the League, are not neutral acts. Therefore, it surely makes more sense if she has never been leader. It should also make sense that some of the other captains and commandos are neutral rather than evil (and that some of the sellswords and battle mages are evil), so that there is a possibility of reforming the League. After all, Khonnir Baine (#85) is CG, although maybe he became CG after leaving the League.

Also, the commandos are CR 12, but the typical captains are CR 9. Shouldn't it be the case that the captains are higher CR and the commandos lower CR? Otherwise, why are they commandos and not captains?

Another thing. The text in #89 (page 46) says that Jarin Sogron, a druid, couldn't be a captain because the position requires skill in arcane spellcasting. Yet, in #90(page 21), Geetan Prosser, a ranger, is described as a (widely disliked) Technic League captain.

Just some thoughts. I hope people find them interesting!


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Link here!

(This isn't spam. It's an interesting story I just saw!)


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If so, please let me know.


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Fascinating article.

I haven't studied physics since school, so I have to ask. Is anti-matter the same thing as dark matter, or something else? How can anti-matter exist?


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If so, what's a good (free) one?

Does it improve your internet performance? I find that many times, web pages are slow loading because of ads.

(I'm talking about ones for a laptop, not phone or tablet or whatever.)


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There was a programme around 1980. The plotline involved a school for gifted children, but it was really a cover for a Soviet plot. A strange-looking bearded man was the headmaster.


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If so, I'd like to ask some questions. I used to have the game, but not for a while.


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Just for fun, I put together this most unlikely bad guy. It might be an amusing read. Apologies for the poor name. If anyone uses this, please post about how the encounter goes!

Busby
CR 3; 800 XP

Gruesome scars cover this pale, jellyfish-like creature floating gently in the air, two long eyestalks extending from either side of its puckered mouth. It somehow exudes an aura of menace.
Implacable stalkerHA flumphB3
LE Small aberration
Init +3; Senses darkvision 60 ft., sense fear 120 ft.; Perception +7
Aura fear aura (60 ft., DC 11)

Defense
AC
24, touch 14, flat-footed 21 (+3 Dex, +10 natural, +1 size)
hp 18 (2d8+9)
Fort +3, Ref +3, Will +5
Defensive Abilities terrifying inevitability; DR 5/—; Resist acid 10, cold 10, electricity 10, fire 10, sonic 10

Offense
Speed
5 ft., fly 20 ft. (perfect)
Melee sting +5 (1d4+3 plus acid injection)
Special Attacks gory display, right behind you, stench spray

Statistics
Abilities
Str 14, Dex 16, Con 17, Int 10, Wis 14, Cha 10
Base Atk +1; CMB +2; CMD 15
Feats DiehardB, EnduranceB, Intimidating ProwessB, ToughnessB, Weapon Finesse
Skills Diplomacy +2, Fly +18, Intimidate +13, Perception +7, Sense Motive +3, Stealth +17, Survival +5 (+11 tracking); Racial Modifiers +8 Intimidate, +6 Stealth, and +6 Survival when tracking.
Languages Aklo, Common
SQ nightmare resurrection

Special Abilities
Acid Injection (Ex)
When Busby strikes an opponent with his spikes, he injects a burning, irritating acid that deals 1d4 points of acid damage immediately and another 1d4 points of acid damage on the round after the attack. The target can end the acid’s effects by submerging the wound in water for a round or by being treated with a DC 15 Heal check. A creature that grapples or swallows Busby takes this acid damage automatically every round it maintains this contact with Busby.
Fear Aura (Su) All creatures within this radius must succeed at a Will save or become shaken for as long as they remain within 60 feet of Busby, and for 1 round thereafter. A creature that successfully saves cannot be affected again by his aura until the creature has left the aura and reentered it. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.
Gory Display (Ex) Whenever Busby kills a sentient living creature, as a swift action, he can revel in the kill, shredding the victim’s corpse in a gruesome display of power. If he does , he gains a +4 morale bonus to Strength and Dexterity for 1 minute.
Alternatively, Busby can cause a single creature within 60 feet to become more vulnerable to fear. Creatures affected in this way lose any immunity to fear they may have. If the creature did not possess immunity to fear, it takes a –4 penalty on saving throws to resist fear effects, and all Intimidate checks attempted against it receive a +4 circumstance bonus. These effects last for 10 minutes. Finally, if the creature is currently immune to Busby’s fear aura because it succeeded at a previous saving throw, it loses that immunity.
Nightmare Resurrection (Su) When Busby dies, he creates a psychic imprint on the mind of each intelligent creature within 60 feet that witnessed his death. Each week, such creatures are subject to a nightmare effect (DC 11; the normal modifiers for nightmare based on knowledge and connection do not apply). In this nightmare, the creature is hunted and slain by Busby (for GMs using the nightmare dreamscape rules in Horror Adventures, these nightmares always have the “being chased” nightmare feature). A creature that succeeds at three consecutive saving throws to resist the effect is freed from it. If any creature fails at three consecutive saving throws to resist the nightmare, Busby returns to life, as per true resurrection. If his corpse has been completely destroyed, he returns to life in a random location within 5 miles of the creature that failed to resist the nightmare effects. Once Busby is returned to life, the psychic imprint fades from all creatures still affected by it.
Right Behind You (Sp) As a swift action, Busby can teleport to an unoccupied space, which must be adjacent to a creature he is aware of that has the shaken, frightened, or panicked condition. Busby can travel a maximum distance of 480 feet with each use of this ability, and must wait 1d6 rounds between each use. Additionally, if Busby travels at least 40 feet, any shaken, frightened, or panicked creature he arrives adjacent to is denied its Dexterity bonus to AC against his attacks until the beginning of his next turn.
Sense Fear (Su) Busby is able to sense the fear of nearby living creatures. This functions similarly to blindsight, with a range of 120 feet, except it only allows Busby to detect creatures that are currently experiencing any level of fear. Additionally, this ability allows Busby to detect such creatures even through solid barriers, but 1 foot of stone, 1 inch of common metal, a thin sheet of lead, or 3 feet of wood or dirt blocks it.
Stench Spray (Ex) Busby can spray a 20-foot line of foul-smelling liquid once every 1d4 rounds. This spray functions like the stench universal monster ability, except it only affects creatures struck by the spray, which must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or be sickened for 5 rounds. Alternatively, Busby can concentrate the spray on a single target within 5 feet. To use this version of his stench spray, he must succeed at a ranged touch attack (+5 bonus). If the target is hit, it must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or become nauseated for 5 rounds; otherwise, it is sickened for 5 rounds. The odor from this spray lingers in the area and on all creatures struck for 1d4 hours, and can be detected at a range of 100 feet (creatures with the scent ability can smell it at double this range).
Terrifying Inevitability (Su) Busby is even more difficult to kill when in the presence of fear. As long as Busby is able to see or hear a creature currently experiencing any level of fear, he gains fast healing 2, his damage reduction increases to 10/—, and he gains spell resistance 19.


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If so, please tell me your stories!


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If a creature with two claw attacks has a 0.75 chance of hitting with each claw, and needs to hit twice to use rend, then there is a 0.5625 chance of rend occurring.

If that creature has three claw attacks (same chance of hitting), and needs to hit two or three times to use rend, what's the chance of that happening? (If it helps, 0.75x 0.75x 0.75= 0.421875.)

It's a while since I've studied statistics, so I can't remember the solution. Can anyone help?


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Within the last few months, I remember reading about an ability that grants an extra attack a round, even if the creature only uses a standard action in the round. I can't remember if it is a monster special attack, something from a template, or something else.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?


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This is a British TV series, on Channel 4, that finished last night. It had six episodes. It could be described as "Buffy, but with demons", in that it's a comedy horror show. (As an FYI, it's written by the chap who wrote "Misfits".)

Here's the imdb description.

It might still be available to watch on the Channel 4 website, but if not, for people outside the UK I recommend people watch out for it!


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I only just became aware of the above mentioned site, and wow, does it have a massive amount of (free) mods for various games, including Fallout 3 and Fallout New Vegas, for example.

Does anyone have experience of using the site? If you have, is it a good site to use, and are the mods fun?


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For those who are interested, I'm creating this thread for current and future megabundle offers.

Here are two that I'm currently aware of:

Raging Swan Press megabundle

Dreamscarred Press megabundle


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Just wondering. For those of you who've switched to e-cigarettes from actual cigarettes, what are your experiences? Is it cheaper? Are you healthier? Have you managed to quit smoking and vaping entirely, and if not, how long have you been using e-cigarettes for?
Any tips or particularly good brands to use. I know that using some flavoured ones are worse for you than others.

(Note, I'm not doing a medical survey, I just want people's thoughts and experiences with the issue!)


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I only occasionally look at the official Nightwish website, but I looked this week and saw that they had a new album out last year (as detailed in the subject line).
What are people's thoughts on this album?
I had one listen on Youtube- admittedly, it didn't seem to be a great copy- but nothing really leapt out at me. Maybe the recording was too quiet?


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I hope that someone can help with the following!
1) A monster with x mythic ranks gains a number of mythic abilities equal to x+1. They don’t count mythic power and mythic surge amongst those abilities, correct?
2) Can a monster select “simple arcane spellcasting” more than once?
3) If a monster has simple arcane spellcasting, does it need a spell component pouch
4) Does a monster with simple arcane spellcasting need an Int of 10 + spell level to cast the spell?
5) A creature adds its mythic rank as an initiative bonus if it has Mythic Improved Initiative, but a creature with 2+ mythic tiers with Mythic Improved Initiative gets to add *twice* its tier to initiative, correct?


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The BBC showed the first of a six part adaptation of a John Le Carre novel on Sunday. I've seen part one now, and it's good. It has a stellar cast, including Tom Huddlestone, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Coleman, and others. Providing this info in case anyone else is interested!


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Hi all,

When filling out an online application form, obviously it makes sense to fill out replies to the longer questions offline. Assume you've filled in details about everything else, including a question about strengths.
Regarding a question like "What skills and experience make you suitable for this role?", what is it after exactly?
Do they want you to cut and paste the education and employment parts of your resume/CV, along with a wordier explanation of skills, or what?


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Here's what the text says:

"Extra Evolution
Your eidolon has more evolutions.
Prerequisite: Eidolon class feature.
Benefit: Your eidolon's evolution pool increases by 1.
Special: This evolution can be taken once at 1st level, and again at 5th, 10th, 15th and 20th."

Firstly, the word "evolution" on the Special line should be "feat".
Secondly, and more importantly, feats can't be taken at even levels. Should the *actual* levels they can be taken be 1, 5, 9, 15, and 19, or what?


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One of my friends wants to introduce tabletop roleplaying games to her 4 year old. Is there anything suitable?


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I finished reading "An Officer and a Spy" last night. It's a great read, but I've not read anything else by him. For those who have read his other novels, what are your thoughts/recommendations?


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Is there a spell that lets a character see through clouds/fogs/mist spells?
True seeing doesn't let you do so ("True seeing...It does not negate concealment, including that caused by fog and the like.")

BTW, I'm talking about seeing through fog cloud, acid fog, cloudkill and the like, not normal weather.


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Just wondering about what future APs/hardbacks are on the way! Spill the beans, please!


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If you buy a 3pp book and like it, please write a review! :)

It will help raise the profile of that book, whatever it is, and if enough people write reviews of all 3pp books they like, then the amount of 3pp books sold across the board will surely increase.

Just a thought!


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If you liked the binder class, you'll love the Pathfinder RPG version, called the occultist.

Currently, there is a kickstarter for a big book for the occultist. Please take a look.

Also, please consider joining the Facebook Pact Magic group if you are a fan or considering backing the kickstarter project. You'll be able to learn more about the project there.

To anyone who has read this, thank you.


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Apologies for the terrible pun, but I have a serious question.

For a clawed humanoid-shaped creature such as trolls and many fiends, I'd assume that the claws can do anything that hands can do.

For intelligent quadruped-shaped creatures, such as dragons, lammasus, and sphinxes of all varieties, matters become a little more complicated. Dragons, lammasus and androsphinxes can cast spells and use spell component pouches (although a lammasu has Eschew Materials). I would expect that such creatures can't wield weapons or shields, or undertake stonemasonry work, but that they can draw, read a book, and write a letter. What else can and can't they do?


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As the subject says, are there rules, spells, etc for an NPC to convert another NPC from one alignment and faith to another alignment and faith?

(I'm aware of a helm of opposite alignment, but that's not what I'm after.)


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Mini Rant.

I had to get a new computer this week, and discovered the new Skype. OMG, it's bad, *reaaallly* bad. And not in the good way.

There is NOTHING good I can say about it. They drowned the baby before throwing it out with the water. :-(

If it ain't broke, it doesn't need fixing.


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I'm looking for a monster ability, class feature, or spell that lets the creature see through the eyes of another creature [that it magically controls]. Is there such a thing?

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