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Taja the Barbarian wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbunclo

haha... I literally just came back to post that after I got a little Google sidetracked. Only took a minute of Google searching to find it once I became unsidetracked. Shows how much people have no idea how to use Google really...

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Nace Bishop wrote:
Nace chuckles at the remark about the Mystery Van. ”Would I be Fred? Because I left all my silk scarves at home.”

It’s funny you should say that. Maybe Pru should wear her Tank Top to breakfast in the morning. :D

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Yeah I don’t see it as an issue. I hate to use the cliché, but just because you’re a white cop, doesn’t make you a part of that sub culture. There are still plenty of good cops, the same as there are bad cops of other “races”. It shouldn’t have to define who you are as a character.


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Female Caucasian, Human Witch of Bastet 1

Finally bloody finished updating Pru’s character sheet!
Haven’t put Mafdet’s stats in yet, but everything else is (hopefully) done.
Included background, description, links to pics of her and her equipment, and some info on some of her abilities for ease of reference.
Took me damn well long enough!

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They’re all pretty good at dishing out the fear effects in this...

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Skald!

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So... does anyone else find that they can’t edit a character on their phone? I tried to do a little bit with Corvidae last night in bed and couldn’t?

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Mark Thomas 66 wrote:
Speaking of old ones how do you feel about Deep one hybrid
Well, I can work with it. You’d probably come from the other city to the south of Opal, Threepenny Port

I guess it would depend too how far inland we could be venturing. If it’s any more than 10 miles you could be in for a world of hurt.

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Yeah I’ve been looking up a lot of firearms and customisation options (including illegal ones) lately. So yeah, if anyone’s keeping an eye on my search history I’m probably going on some watch list...

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Wait... don't we have "the heat" with us?
Who also happens to be the Alchemist...


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Female Caucasian, Human Witch of Bastet 1

Prudence smiles at the man. "I don't have a reservation sorry, no. It was really an impromtu trip, and your town looked so nice on my way through that I thought I'd spend some time here."

After a brief exchange between herself and the man, she takes a key from him and heads up the stairs to find her room, Madfdet slinking along in the shadows ahead of her. Nearing the top, she gets a tingling on the back of her neck, similar to what she felt in the diner. Pausing at the top, she has a quick glance behind her to see the artist from the diner at the front desk. "Interesting," she whispers to herself as she turns down the hall towards her room, the cogs already spinning in her head. "Mafdet, could you keep an eye on our friend for me," she says as she reaches her door and inserts the key into the lock. *mwrow* comes the reply, and the small shadow slinks off back towards the lobby.

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Happy Birthday from the Future Pat and Mark!

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Happy Birthday from the Future Pat and Mark!


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Female Caucasian, Human Witch of Bastet 1
Dungeon Monkey wrote:
I'm here most days, except Mondays and Tuesdays when the shop is closed."

What day is it today?

The smile stays on Prudence's face as she replies. "When's your next free appointment? I was thinking something like this."

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Awww... I just tried to look up the address and it's not real :(
I was hoping for some creepy old house to pop up in Google Maps...


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2

Sophie pulls a bunch of small vials from one of the smaller pockets of her bag and drinks them one by one before Merle casts her Haste.
Drinks Longshot, Shock Shield, Monstrous Physique I (Harpy), and Invisibility. All last for 9 minutes (Which I'm assuming will be enough for the whole Giant battle... I'm hoping it won't last for longer than 90 Rounds!)

The others see a ghostly shield appear in front of her for a second and then fade, followed by her morphing into a feathered woman with wings, and then fading from view.
While invisible, she will call both Weapons to her hands and then take to the air once the Haste is active. She follows above the others until she hears the Giants call out, and then races forward to begin the initial assault.

Initiative: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (9) + 6 = 15
Full Round Action: Fly 90' to end up in J29 (still invisible)


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2

If you feel you must, then I will allow you to commit my image to paper.


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2

Sophie spends her downtime sharing firearm knowledge with Blayze, and her travelling time keeping to herself and apparently speaking to the air in a strange, sibilant language. Occasionally Erebus will poke his head out of her shoulder, glare around slit eyed at the brightness, and then retreat back inside her.

She remains quiet, but for introductions, when they have their dealings with Pando, and is glad when they are finally back into darkness, the constant light and positive energy causing her no end of headaches.

"I'm happy to attack under the cover of darkness," she replies at Hamar's assessment of their foes, "although more scouting of other forces would be in order, as I feel that I do tend to prefer louder displays of force." She nods in Blayze's direction and adds, "we tend to prefer louder displays of force."


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I have my basic concept down now Pat. I'm playing a Nurse, who does some martial arts weapon training, and shooting practice in her spare time. So she will be a bit of a Paladin. lol

She'll be an Australian on holidays (sensing a theme?). :D

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Ragadolf wrote:
Um,... soon? :P

lol

I want more Bethany Dammit! ;)


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2
Blayze wrote:
We new kids don't do non lethal very well

You added a word there that I'm not sure fits... "non"? I don't know how that word interacts with "lethal". ;)

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lol Rags

Justin's Story or A Wizard in the Lady of Pain's Court wrote:
At the moment, I wasn't sure who was scarier. Her or Draz. (The jury's still out.)

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Blayze wrote:
Heh. I could definitely see Sophie pulling an Indy on some sword wielding mook.

hahaha Oh definitely. I mean hey, she did just shoot this guy point blank in his face... ;)

Ragadolf wrote:

ROFL!

VERY true Shadow!
I have read blogs about how nuts high-lvl gunslingers can get using the right feats/items.
NUTS I tell ya! :P

Yeah true, but I'm more about creating a character than an optimised set of stats. I'll optimise to a point, I don't want my characters to be useless, but I do tend to like experimenting with weird character options (race/class/feat/spell/etc)

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Blayze wrote:
Flash forward to us walking out of the shop to find Hamar walking out of a dark alley wiping blood off his weapons.

Replace "Hamar" with "Sophie", and it seems you're spot on. lol

Your powers of prognostication are pretty good. ;)


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2
Blayze wrote:
Glory practically blinking into her hand at the merest thought of drawing her weapon.

It's funny, 'cause Sophie's Choice actually does blink into her hand when she wants to draw it. ;)


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2
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Justin notices that Sophie is now looking elsewhere, (probably targeting her next flirtation victim).

Just her next victim this time. She still only has eyes for Justin... and Blayze... and maybe Merle... and possibly even Nari and Hamar... ;)

Karrin and Alessia scare her a bit too much though... (and in truth she has no idea where she'd even start with the Undead Warrior).

Justin Case wrote:
Karrin is talking to Hamar. THOSE two were likely comparing notes on how large, bladed weapons are superior to mere firearms.

Bladed weapons that can be concealed and firearms are always superior to large bladed weapons. :D


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2

Sophie listens to Lissandra's words carefully and then leans into Justin, pressing her body against him and cupping her hand around his ear.
She breathes softly into his ear and the whispers "I think that the proper papers would be useful. Where I come from, Drow are not usually to be trusted, and having some form of legitimacy may make our job easier."
She pauses, and then once more exhales gently into his ear before continuing. "As far as a guide is concerned... it has both it's positive and negative points. It may be useful so that we don't look like complete amateurs, but could also be used to lead us astray. I think it may be a a good idea, but we should be cautious around them."
She pulls away from him, and he's not quite sure, but he thinks she may have flicked his earlobe with her forked tongue before she did.

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Ragadolf wrote:
Sophistacia Xen'daren wrote:
Justin Case wrote:
Outside Justin pats his pockets, habitually checking every thing is still where it belongs.
Why do I feel called out... :D

LOL, more an occupational hazard in this city. Particularly if your a wizard with arcane bric a brac in his pocketses! ;P

Sadly, if anyone was gonna be able to lower his guard and pick his pocket, it WOULD be a lady. He is just too darn trusting. ;P

Don't think that picking party member's pockets hasn't already crossed my mind, especially after seeing big fat gems going into them. >:D


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Justin Case wrote:
Outside Justin pats his pockets, habitually checking every thing is still where it belongs.

Why do I feel called out... :D

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Well now. Sophie was going to try and double time Justin and Blayze in the seduction department, but things just got a whole lot more interesting...


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2
Merle Barer wrote:
"Something I can help you with?" Merle as she glances over at Sophie

Sophie grins at Merle as the sorcerer approaches her.

"Oh I'm sure there are lots of things that a... person, of your talents could help me with. Were you offering your services?"
her grin widens slyly.

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BOO!

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David M Mallon wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
It made me scratch my head. You found the secret door in the lab and chickened out. I wanted to scream ‘YOU’RE ADVENTURERS!! WHY ARE YOU SCARED OF A DOOR??!!??
Anyone having more Zogonia flashbacks?

haha... Wish we had more Zogonia (and Mt Zogon).


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2
Blayze wrote:
"Mornin' all"

Sophie nods at the striking woman who takes a seat across from her.

After I'm done with Justin, she thinks to herself, that one will be next on my list to get close to.

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lol
Two Paladins and their 2 Evil counterparts... this should be fun!

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Sorry Mark, no "flirting" with Blayze yet, Justin has the goods at this point. Maybe when Sophie needs some Gun supplies Blayze might get a look in. ;)


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Female Vishkanya Bonded Investigator/Fighter 9/2

"Oh look, that dullard flash_cxxi finally got around to updating my profile. No one could ever say that he lived up to his namesake, that is for certain..." *eyeroll*

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Cpt_kirstov wrote:
GeraintElberion wrote:

Any news on the recent Tor books that have not been released yet as audiobooks?

I really want to listen to the latest HAJ novel.

Same here

Ditto.

I "read" approximately 6 audiobooks for every Dead Tree book these days. I have an hour and a half drive to work every morning, and just over an hour home (variations in traffic), which means I can knock a normal audiobook over in a little over a week. I'd be lucky to get half an hour of actual reading done in a fortnight...

I haven't read an actual PFT book since the audiobooks became available. It has meant that I have been double buying, but it has also meant that I've actually been able to read them, something I'd been struggling with (I had actually missed a few, and had to go back and buy them as audiobooks when they became available much later on). By taking away the audiobooks, it has effectively stopped me from reading the PFT line, to the point where it's kinda not really much use to me in continuing to get them in the dead tree anymore anyway, no matter who you partner with, as they will just sit on the shelf unread (apart from the odd one that I would make a conscious effort to attempt, such as Dave Gross or Chris A. Jackson's). It would actually make it easier for me to do this as well if they continued to be printed in their current format, as I really don't care for it at all. It's hard enough for me to come up with disposable cash to get books these days as it is, and I've only stuck with double buying this long because I like the PFT books and like having Dead Tree versions, even though I don't get to read them anymore. You're kinda just making it easier for me to give up trying altogether, which is sad... :/

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James Sutter wrote:
flash_cxxi wrote:
What was wrong exactly with the original way of doing it that necessitated the need to partner with TOR?
The problem is that we're fundamentally a game company, not a fiction publisher, and that hurts us a lot when it comes to getting books in stores and marketing them to the public. A big publishing partner offers a lot of benefits: they can negotiate from a place of greater strength with printers/book buyers/etc., they've got a lot more people devoted to marketing, they've got a lot more money to throw around, etc. Even just having a partner helping pay for the production of the books takes a lot of the risk and strain off of us. But the real hope is that by partnering with a big company, we can get the books in front of folks who would otherwise never know about them, and expand the brand beyond just the folks who are already hardcore fans.

That's fair enough, and I figured it would be to do with getting greater distribution. It just kinda sucked that it came at the cost of having an effect on your already established customer base.

I liked the older style of books much more than the TOR books. They fit on my shelves better (I have had to rearrange a bunch of shelves to accommodate the PFT line, and they both look weird on the shelf alongside each other, especially as I order my books according to series, so they are all mismatched in a line), not to mention the fact that they remind me of the old D&D novels. They are also easier to read and carry around on the go. Sounds like I'm just being pedantic, but it does make a huge difference.

I also liked getting the eBook versions as well. I had only availed myself of utilising them in that format a couple of times, but just having the option available was a great thing.


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Female Human (Jadwiga) Winter Witch 2

1d20 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3

"Wait," Ecaterina and Malden both exclaim at the same time, as they both start off towards where the girl ran to.

EDIT: Well... now we know why she ran away. Apparently Ecaterina isn't really the motherly type.

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Mothman wrote:
Pat, was that a Hitch-hikers Guide reference I spotted there? Nice one. I'm liking this guy.

Good eye. You even got the potted plant one.

There is a healthy soupçon of Zaphod Beeblebrox in my rendition of Sly Nye. As well as the Mad Hatter and Coyote.

Yeah, that was awesome. I favourited you post Pat, just for that reference. :)

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Mothman wrote:
I'm enjoying it, glad I've got Flash to interact with, though kinda hoping we might be able to meet up with some of the others too (I'm sure that will come and am in no particular hurry).

Same here. It's always good to play with new people, but especially good to play with friends. :)

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Sharoth wrote:
Hey there flash_cxxi! Welcome back! We have missed you.

Hey Sharoth. Don't get used to me, I'm still time poor and keeping up with FAWTL takes way more brainpower than I currently have at my disposal. lol

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*sigh* I hate realising how stupid I actually am.

Just bought two books from here and realised that if I had of actually started and then stopped a subscription (once they shipped), I could have had the corresponding .pdfs for free as well. :(


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Female Human (Jadwiga) Winter Witch 2

Ecaterina looks mildly irritated about being woken up, a scowl crossing her features for a short moment, but quickly gathers herself in readiness for a possible encounter with enemies.

Hey all, I'm back. :)
Sorry, I didn't realise that Pat was botting my character along, otherwise I would have been back sooner.

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Slowly getting there. It's been a bit slow at work, so I've been putting ideas together, ready to implement when I get home. :)

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
My game-fu is sloppy, no one will ever mistake me for a rules-stickler, and none of my games could be played PFS style. But I am a fairly consistent GM, and I like to think I do a decent job of making sure everyone has a good time.

You're much better at rules than you give yourself credit for Pat.

And you're an awesome DM. :)

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Here you go flash

I see I am going to have my work cut out for me!

Thanks guys. :)

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Mark Thomas 66 wrote:
Hey flash!

It's a shame you're not playing this one, it would be great to play with you again. :)

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Holy F&@&ing S%@$balls!!!
Have I been out of the Paizo loop that long? It's great to see you back Mothy! :D

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