cibet44, I understand what you're saying, but I feel like 1) these hi-res, super-detailed symbols might not be the same as symbols your average flag designer in Golarion would be capable of creating, but rather the ideals they'd have in mind while creating said designs; and 2) I'd have to imagine that even very low-level magic would have a substantial impact on the complexity of art possible in Golarion.
So, I've mostly played DnD/Pathfinder as far as tabletop gaming goes, but I've started to grow more interested in miniature wargaming. Without too much thought toward ruleset or professionalism (any games I'd be playing would most likely be casual and with friends, not in any convention context), what's the best way to cheaply begin to amass a large collection of miniatures suitable for wargaming? Any general advice about this kind of thing?
Just because I saw it mentioned, I'll have to say: Jigoku is probably the greatest Japanese Horror film ever. Yes, it's THAT good.
Do you like Poe? Any chance we'll see some allusions to Poe's works in Golarion in the same way there are many references to Lovecraft? Are there already, and I'm just missing them?
Wow. Political correctness gone mad. Now we actually have someone almost apologizing for making an adventure involving voodoo...
"We've kept away from this topic—one I've personally wanted to cover since back in the Dragon magazine days—for several reasons, the primary one being that vodou is a living religion practiced and respected in several parts of the world, and no one here knows enough about it to judge what might be offensive."
It's not "political correctness gone mad". He's simply indicating that the voodoo elements in the adventure are inspired almost entirely by the appearances of voodoo in pulp fiction. I don't think he's trying to avoid legal action or anything - I think he just wants to be clear that the voodoo appearing in Pathfinder will have as much to do with real-world religion as the Pathfinder monk has to do with real-world Buddhism. Because, you know, religion is a sensitive thing, a little bit of respect goes a long way.
Aside from the 20 or so mentioned in the Core Rulebook, there are at least (I may have missed a few) 9 more monster languages in the Bestiary:
And this is assuming there are NO human ethnic/regional languages other than "common". So yeah - I've NEVER been in a situation where my players haven't had a language to learn.
EDIT: I also agree that in a world with spells like "Comprehend Languages" and "Tongues", Linguistics kinda has to be sped up to a degree, to make it relevant.
Also, note that the very same article states, in talking about Erastil's holy text, that "communities omit things irrelevant to their way of life or add fables emphasizing local events or traditions." Seems like a perfectly easy way to have sects of Erastil with differing opinions on the role of women, if you must change that.
Though an outsider might call Erastil's faith sexist, that doesn't mean his female followers would be bothered by the supposedly "sexist" elements of said faith. For an IRL example - many non-Muslims call Islam sexist. Does that mean that all female Muslims feel repressed and like "lesser" Muslims? Certainly not. It might not make sense to you as a person, but then again, that's what role-playing is for. Erastil is not Ehlonna. And if your players want a nature deity that is decidedly NOT sexist... well, Gozreh fits the bill perfectly, considering his/her fluid sex.
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For those complaining about the level limit on make whole, you do realize it doesn't have to be a PC that casts it, right? I know it's shocking to realize there are other people in the game world than the PCs, but there are. And a high level caster might, instead of cash, give the PCs a task to fulfill instead - oh look you've autogenerated your next adventure hook. Glass half full people.
I can especially see a powerful metallic dragon offering his services in this way.
Sundering shouldn't be used to punish player's for doing well in combat. It SHOULD be used for monsters like fiends, chromatic dragons, liches, etc., to establish that they are EVIL, MEAN, and BASTARDS. It shouldn't be overused, but it can really make PCs HATE a BBEG. And again, provide avenues for the PC to repair his weapon later if he really is heartbroken about the loss.
An awesome idea, but the Bard has a lot of special abilities that allow you to be a master of knowledge WITHOUT having to invest in myriad knowledge skills. Going into Loremaster or Pathfinder Chronicler later seems natural.
EDIT: Thinking about it more, I think going into Chronicler especially would be best for this kind of character, especially since you want him to have Perform (Oratory).
729. Cuts and scars slither across your body like snakes.
I'd recommend one of the Tiefling variants in Bastards of Erebus. If you want something truly non-human, a Qlippoth-spawn Tiefling, I imagine, would be pretty successful in wreaking Lovecraftian havoc. They get a bonus to strength and wisdom, and a penalty to intelligence - sounds like a barbarian to me.
The only slave owners in my family history were Cherokee and Creek - it was a way for those tribes to acculturate to so-called "civilized" American society. Still, all of the slaves they had were black, and there are DEFINITELY still racial tensions between Oklahoma natives and black Americans. Just thought I'd add that in.
But more on topic - I feel like the enslavement of Halflings as a "slave race" is a lot more evil than what seems to be the equal-opportunity enslavement of humans.
James Jacobs wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
So, does that mean if I played a cleric of the Godclaw, I'd have to designate my deity as, for example, "Asmodeus (Godclaw)"?
It's very likely that my players in an upcoming Golarion game will have a run in with Mengkare on Hermea. Just to clarify... is it meant to be up to interpretation whether Mengkare's "Glorious Endeavor" is actually good-intentioned, or is Mengkare out-and-out a Big Bad Good Guy. The assumption would be that he, a Gold Dragon, would be Lawful Good, but Hermea is stated as being a Neutral nation. As I'm planning him right now, I'm essentially making him Jacob from LOST, but a dragon.
Being a Theology major, my favorite has always been Cleric. :) It's just a very versatile class - the feel of playing a Cleric completely changes depending on that Cleric's particular faith. As for classes unique to Pathfinder, the Oracle looks like a real winner. And as far as prestige classes go - the Hellknight is by FAR my favorite prestige class for as long as the mechanic of the prestige class has existed. And this is coming from a guy who normally avoids them like the plague.