Not to be a stick in the mud, but what I want from Ultimate Magic is for it not to exist.
There's too many rulebooks being released in too short a time for my tastes. I've bought every Pathfinder book Paizo's published to date with a smile on my face. But I'd prefer they stick to adventures and make less rules related books.
All these new rulebooks lined up has me apprehensive.
Mike Kortes writing a level 1 adventure is the best news about this AP to me. Most of the adventures I've seen from him are mid-level. And I'm eager to see what he can do with level 1-3 stuff (AKA the "sweet spot".)
The fact that the rest of the AP is being handled by the usual cast of amazing adventure writers is nothing to sneeze at either.
My group & I are enjoying the hell out of Kingmaker right now. But it's nice to know we've got another stellar AP lined up for when Kingmaker concludes. We're not that in to the Red Mantis/jungle stuff.
Speaking only for myself, I wouldn't get much use out of an AP that went much higher than 12th level.
The game often slows down for my groups at high level play. To the point where it becomes boring & the players' interest (including mine)in what's happening during the game starts to wane.
I usually start to feel that slow crawling feeling around the 5th installment of each AP. I've had this experience with Age of Worms, Savage Tide, Rise of the Runelords, Second Darkness,and Curse of the Crimson Throne.
Personally, I'd be delighted (and so would most of my 21 regular players)if APs ran to level 9 or 10 instead of 15-16.
Grant Morrison's runs on X-men were far, far better. Without Cassaday's art, Whedon's X-men would have astonishingly forgettable. Whedon's Runaways was pretty mediocre as well.
Joss Whedon can write good TV shows, but comics are best served without him I think.
And I think he's a poor fit for the Avengers movie too. Can you imagine Steve Rogers talking in cutesy, pop culture laden Whedon-speak? Barf. Good thing it'll probably never happen.
Here's my dream team.
1. Eric Mona
I'd also want to see a lot of Peter Bergting & Kevin Crossley art up in there. Bergting's art would be a great match for a Kortes adventure. And Crossley would be the perfect match for one of Pett's horror adventures.
Billy Carter wrote:
Hard to say. Our address is 1712 Thames St. if that helps.
And we're playing every Wednesday night. If we don't for some reason, I'll post it in this thread.
Also, the group ( which is 4 regular players now) is starting an Age of Worms, (Pathfinder converted) AP campaign this Wednesday. So it's a good jumping on point for new players.
After running Burnt Offerings, Crimson Throne ( best of the bunch IMO), & Second Darkness all back to back, I decided to skip Legacy of Fire & run a more plotless, open ended campaign for a change ( still set in Golarion of course).
I guess if an AP doesn't have a Vankaskerkin in it, it just doesn't feel like a proper AP to me.
Also, Arabian Nights style adventures just don't appeal to me and my group. Looking forward to running Council of Thieves though.
Gryphon Gold wrote:
If you ever need players for daytime/afternoon sessions, please post it here.
Will do. So far, the only game we play on afternoons is Warhammer. That's every Saturday at noon if anyone wants to show up. We keep extra armies on hand for guests.
While it's not an RPG, it's still a good way to meet local RPG players.
We're still accepting new players. We've got 3 regular players so far, and we've played 2 games.
Everyone seems to be getting along well and having a lot of fun. So, if you're thinking about showing up, please do so. Walk-ins are always welcome. We'll have pre-generated characters & extra dice waiting for you. 6pm every Wednesday.
Black Dalek wrote:
If you'd like to come to next Wednesday's game, we'd be happy to have you there. It's 6pm to 9pm. Should be no trouble to fit you in.
Graphic Novelty's open 12-9 weekdays. 11-11 Saturdays, 11-8 Sundays.
Black Dalek wrote:
We're going to start out playing from 6-9pm and see where it goes from there.
No need to worry about designing a character. We'll have pre-generated characters available for the first session. All you need to bring is dice.
Just wanted to let you know that my FLGS, Graphic Novelty, is going to be hosting a home brewed Pathfinder Campaign set in Taldor, as well as hosting Pathfinder Society games.
It starts this Wednesday, Nov.4 6pm, and will be continuing every Wednesday, every week.
So if you're in the area, come on down to Graphic Novelty. It's at 1712 Thames St. Baltimore MD 21231. That's in Fell's Point, for all you locals. If you've got any questions, call us. Our phone number's 410-522-0215.
Hope to see you there.
How is he doing that? Is he only fighting against 5 opponents a day?
No. She fights several opponents a day. I think the average is like 40 opponents a day.
She just saves up the smites for the ones that matter.
Besides, I don't think the smiting is the main problem. It's her ability to self-heal as a free action that put her head and shoulders over everyone else when it comes to melee.
I'm not bent out of shape about it. If any class should stand out as most powerful it's the Paladin. But still... most powerful by far.
Dr. Johnny Fever wrote:
There's an optional rule from the Beta that limits buffs and defensive spells cast on a single character or creature to 3. My players and I call it "The Rule of 3".
It works great. Really eliminates a lot of book keeping at high level ( and mid-level as well for that matter.). And my players think it adds an element of tactical thinking to their spellcasting.
It's just a great little rule all around. I highly recommend it.
Matthew Morris wrote:
I don't see how that was all tossed away though.
The green Goblin is still returned from the dead. Mayday was still born. Aunt may was killed then got better, then got shot then got better. Then got married. None of the changes to his villains were wiped away in one fell swoop.
Flash Thompson is still in a wheelchair. Eddie Brock still has the same issues he's always had. Kraven's still dead. None of that stuff has changed.
Almost nothing that you mentioned was wiped away ( except for the part about Aunt May knockin' boots with Jarvis. And between you and me, that's something I'd like never mentioned again. On account of it's gross.) All the stuff that you listed still happened. Pete just isn't married anymore, and the Public forgot his identity.
That's a change I'm willing to go along with as long as the stories that come out of it are good. And they are good. So it's all good.
I don't know about that. Look at Luke Cage. That character has really come a long way since his "Sweet Christmas!" days. I'd say there's been some character advancement there.
And Hawkeye seems to have aged about 10 years in the past 2. The poor guy looks exhausted.
Amazing Spider Man has something it's been missing for years.
When Stan and Steve and John invented the character Peter Parker so many, many years ago the thing that separated Pete from other Superheroes at the time was that his love life was a total soap opera.He was unlucky in love. And it was good to read about. His costumed slug-fests were secondary to his romantical exploits and misunderstandings.
It was an important part of the character. Spidey's supporting cast was what really made him stand out. And when he was married, his supporting cast was set in stone for decades, unchanging, stagnant.
Now when I read ASM, I dunno what's going to happen next.Pete's always into some nutty affair or another. And that's when the character's at his best.
Brand New Day is the best thing to ever happen to Spidey.
If I ever met Joey Q, I'd shake his hand. Then I'd buy him a steak dinner.
That's what I'd do anyway.
1. Level 1-3
2. It's the least rules intensive.The numbers are small and manageable. The danger level keeps everyone alert and paying attention.
3. My favorite adventure so far is Beast of Burden by Mike Kortes.The setting was so creative and fun.I've never seen another adventure quite like it. My player's minds were officially blown.
Joe Sixpack wrote:
Well, I would like to meet one of them, because I've never met anyone who honestly held that opinion before. Where can I find one of these people?
Do they hang around at militia meetings with birthers & flat-earthers?
I just don't get the position that publicly funded healthcare is somehow "socialized" because our taxes would finance it.
Our taxes fund the public school system. No one calls it "socialized" school.
Our taxes fund the military. You can be damned sure no one calls it a "socialized" military.
Our taxes finance the police. No one says we have a "socialized" police force.
Saying that a publicly financed healthcare would be "socialism" is nothing more than partisan propaganda. It's dangerous, cynical,and irresponsible, partisan propaganda. It's clouding the real and important issue of health care reform with poorly conceived, jingoistic rhetoric.
I find the whole thing very disappointing.
I'm happy with Paizo, Pathfinder, and their production schedule exactly the way they are.