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I don't know if Jason Buhlman is joking or not but it looks like he's giving him heck on twitter for posting it.


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Midnight Anarch wrote:
Doktor Weasel wrote:
So it starts in Isger, goblin emissaries come asking for help. Some of their people who had been staying at the abandoned Hellknight Keep have stopped responding.
Uggggggh. They start with a ham-fisted "goblin emissaries" hook? I didn't have much of an opinion on this AP so far but this doesn't improve it. Why the heck would a party of do-good heroes care about a group of missing goblins at an abandoned Hellknight Keep? Ugggggh, why Paizo, why?! Please tell me I'm missing something with this.

Because Goblins are now core characters and this is a way to bring them in right away??

Personally I think thats the right way to go if you are trying to introduce a new race into the general fold is to humanize them a little more.


Stone Dog wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
ograx wrote:
Another question if you are still lurking in the thread James Jacobs, do we get to rebuild or do anything with this castle after we capture it back?!
The assumption is that the PCs turn the castle into their headquarters/home base. Rebuilding it and creating training halls and other support elements within the castle as downtime activities to support other downtime activities is detailed in the 2nd adventure.
I have to admit, this one post has me more interested in Age of Ashes than anything else so far.

Agreed. I know they’ve touched on the story but for a lot of us the mechanics and systems that the APs use can be just as big if not bigger of a selling point.


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James Jacobs wrote:
ograx wrote:
Another question if you are still lurking in the thread James Jacobs, do we get to rebuild or do anything with this castle after we capture it back?!
The assumption is that the PCs turn the castle into their headquarters/home base. Rebuilding it and creating training halls and other support elements within the castle as downtime activities to support other downtime activities is detailed in the 2nd adventure.

Fantastic! I really hope you guys are doing some twitch shows or putting some ads up about this AP and what cool stuff is in it. I’ve been seeing a lot of your stuff on social media and the art and showcasing has been very well done.


Another question if you are still lurking in the thread James Jacobs, do we get to rebuild or do anything with this castle after we capture it back?!


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Roswynn wrote:
ograx wrote:
Roswynn wrote:
ograx wrote:

I'm sorry James, I meant exploration mode. I assume since downtime is in exploration mode we will have specific options and events with it as well??

That is so exciting to hear as I personally feel as having some of those kind of options scripted and hashed out really lets whole system shine.

Awesome!

Downtime is not in exploration mode. They're two distinct things.
I know. I meant to specifically ask about these separate modes and if they will be integrated into the adventures and modules. Seems like they will be which is fantastic.
I apologize, I read "I assume since donwtime is in exploration mode" and my inner pedant reared her ugly head ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

All good!

This is just stuff I’ve been waiting to hear about and I’m ecstatic with the news.


Roswynn wrote:
ograx wrote:

I'm sorry James, I meant exploration mode. I assume since downtime is in exploration mode we will have specific options and events with it as well??

That is so exciting to hear as I personally feel as having some of those kind of options scripted and hashed out really lets whole system shine.

Awesome!

Downtime is not in exploration mode. They're two distinct things.

I know. I meant to specifically ask about these separate modes and if they will be integrated into the adventures and modules. Seems like they will be which is fantastic.


I'm sorry James, I meant exploration mode. I assume since downtime is in exploration mode we will have specific options and events with it as well??

That is so exciting to hear as I personally feel as having some of those kind of options scripted and hashed out really lets whole system shine.

Awesome!


Is this AP going to be sort of open like Kingmaker was it isn’t linear?

Does it make use of downtime and encounter mode rules? ( I love these systems being in the CRB and hope they are integrated into the path)


Cori Marie wrote:
ograx wrote:
Yeah I read that as well awhile ago I just figured by now we'd have some information or the store would be updated with stuff past 2E launch.
That's because they currently don't have a web-store coordinator, so that stuff hasn't been updated as regularly as normal, but the good news is that it looks like they have their applicant pool narrowed down and hopefully they'll have someone in that role very soon.

Good to know!


Yeah I read that as well awhile ago I just figured by now we'd have some information or the store would be updated with stuff past 2E launch.


Finished watching all the Paizocon videos and the one group of products that didn't seem to be touched on at all are the support products.

Are we getting more Flip-tiles?

Pawns?

Maps??

Any changes in these product lines?

Flip Tiles have to be my biggest want for support products and would love to see caverns,deserts,tundra etc. for the line.


Well since you guys completely derailed my post about as much as possible (sarcasm), I guess I have another question since now I know there isn't the kind of review potential out there that I thought there was.

Are you guys excited for it?

Personally I am extremely excited for it. I've been playing Starfinder for the last 2 years since it came out and I've loved it. I quit playing Pathfinder merely because I felt the system was just way too bloated and I wasn't really enjoying it anymore.

As far as the bombing with 1 star reviews, I think that is just a small sect of the more fanatically inclined people that are in every subculture trying to hold onto a semblance of something they care about.

I think it will be a longer conversion for some but that eventually most of the old 1E players will convert over.


I guess what I thought was happening wasn't happening at all then. I've never been to one of these conventions and I knew it wasn't complete access to everything but I never realized it was limited to level 1 play only.


I haven’t really seen any reviews on this product and I know there have been quite a few who have now tried the finished product. ( I did listen to the knowdirection review)

What are your guys final thoughts now on this?

Major improvements since playtest?

What did you like?

What didn’t you like?

Is it going on the right direction?

Developers please feel free to throw your thoughts in as well.

I’m already down for every product on release and 3x of limited core rulebooks so I’m confident to say the least.

( Only looking for opinions on this from everyone involved, please leave debates and conflicts to other threads. Thanks.)


Any word on when the Starfinder/Pathfinder segments are coming back?


Had an issue with a player using greater invisibility last night.

He is under the impression he can cast spells or shoot a gun while he is under this effect and that the enemies must beat a Perception vs Stealth check to detect him.

Since he is invisible but is not immobile he gets +20 plus his stealth bonus + a roll to determine his check that the enemy needs to meet to locate him.

I chose to treat it as a set DC that the enemy needed to meet since he was either casting spells from a square or shooting his gun and not moving.

How do you guys handle this???

What kind of check or roll do you do??

The rules are little bit contradicting or not worded the greatest and I see where he is coming from because it says in the stealth skill to play it like he said but it also says perception checks vs actions made in other parts.

Thanks.


I'd say averaged out over the year it's going to be 100+$ monthly.

The first month you have a 400$ investment right off the bat if you buy everything.

Pawns,maps,APs,rulebooks,cards,Flip-Tiles


I am going to restate my assumption that this would've been a million dollar campaign on KS. The 5E Bestiary is a big draw if they advertise it right on KS and headline it a little bit. I am going to say 1.2 million with a 30 day campaign.

To be fair to Paizo, I commend that they are taking these steps to be more out there as far as there products.

Once they get twitch stream back up on the weeklys and paizocon happens I think 2E is going to generate some serious buzz going into Gencon.

They really need to capitalize on the non-hardcore gamers who are part of the new gaming trend just coming into gaming.


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Marco Massoudi wrote:

Numbers after 4 days:

-926 backers
$169.3k

Paizo is the kind of company though that's going to say once its all said and done that they are going to fulfill a bunch of stretch goals that were never reached.

That said once this campaign is over I hope they don't take this as too much of a negative and instead go with KS next time so they can receive the exposure on their products they deserve.


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I think if this would've been a KS project instead of gameontabletop it would've had alot more interest and generated better advertising for Paizo as a whole on that platform especially with the branching out into 5E.

It looks like we will be lucky to hit 300K at the end of it and I would think on KS this would've easily been a million dollar project.

Either way I'm looking forward to this project and am sure it will be top notch just think Paizo could've done better franchise wise to go with KS.


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I think if this would've been a KS project instead of gameontabletop it would've had alot more interest and generated better advertising for Paizo as a whole on that platform especially with the branching out into 5E.

It looks like we will be lucky to hit 300K at the end of it and I would think on KS this would've easily been a million dollar project.

Either way I'm looking forward to this project and am sure it will be top notch just think Paizo could've done better franchise wise to go with KS.


163$ for the ruler pledge plus dice plus shipping came to 252$ Canadian after the exchange. That’s 180$ for the hardcover and 50 for companion guide and 20$ for dice.


I'm sure it'll be back and running sooner than later. The twitch and livestreaming popularity isn't something Paizo as a company wants to miss out on especially considering it was starting to really catch some steam.


So I take it pathfinder Friday is cancelled as
well and the only remaining stream is oblivion oath?


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I feel like these stretch goals are too far apart for this platform. I don’t see this project getting the amount pledged it deserves. I know they’ve stated the reason they went with gameontabletop but I think they are going to barely make the 500k mark using it. I hope they tighten up the amounts to give us more for our bucks. The hard cover book plus a tiny companion guide special edition already cost me over 250$ with shipping. I live in Canada and expect some exchange rate and shipping hindrance but that means I paid 200$ for a hardcover.


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I'd love it if Paizo had some kind of canadian distribution method that wasn't so cost restrictive for shipping.


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Gorbacz wrote:

On the other hand, buying from Amazon boosts Paizo's position in The Great Algorithms of Amazon which determine who lives, who dies and who sells the book about your story.

Which, given the fact that in 10 years Amazon will rule the world and be the only place where you can buy anything, is somewhat relevant.

As much as I hate what you're saying you are 100% correct.


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Thats awesome to know!

Its not something I personally want as I will be moving forward and playing and embracing 2E but I like that he cares enough about the fanbase to at least consider it.

I can't wait for tuesday to see what this crowdfund entails but this is one of those times where I will be looking at all the extras even if it hits the 500$ range as I want to support Paizo as best as I personally can.


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I'm hoping that all the guys wanting the 1E statted version doesn't end up taking away 2E stretch goals.

I know from the amount of people wanting a 1E version it would be silly for Paizo to not consider doing it as well due to the sheer demand for it but I wouldn't want to lose out on any 2E stuff for them to get it.

I think it would be a great last hurrah for 1E and show some final love to the 1E people.

I know Erik and Jason read through the forums and listen in to the shows a lot more than most companies, and I know they care about pleasing the fanbase so hopefully they figure out something to please the majority without irking the minority and the other way around. ( I know it wont be easy)

That said I am super pumped up and so is my group for 2E.

This Crowdfunding Kingmaker AP is great and I'm sure it'll show the dev team a glimpse of how people really feel about everything.


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Isn't this supposed to be about rules reveals??

Not trying to be disrespectful but everytime I check back in on these threads they are way too derailed to even make sense of what is going on.

22 CR Dragon?? 10,000 arrows ?? Huh???


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I'm glad he's still going to be in the industry. Syrinscape is one of those up and comers in my mind and I really hope Dan prospers with them.


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Did Dan take a job with Syrinscape?


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I’m very excited for this and with the success of the game I think this an awesome decision by Paizo. I will be purchasing this for sure as well as any extras that are available with it.


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To each their own, I think it was more of a test in the playtest and not hashed our properly by any means.

For me it is something I’d like to see get expanded greatly and it is a book I’d purchase separately as something like an ultimate campaign.

I’m not sure how popular ultimate campaign was but for my group these kind of options and other systems we can integrate are something we’ve always loved to do.


Will the PF2 version not be getting a bestiary as well or is that just because the monsters will be in the regular bestiary?


I try not to buy RPG stuff off Amazon to support my LGS but when they have the books at 50% off the temptation is really hard not to do it.


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Why not play Starfinder?

It really is a great game.


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For me I really would like to see it integrated into the AP's with actual outcomes and little rewards that are extra tossed in.

I think the RP possibilities of it are great and can lead to interesting little 2 minute side quests/tasks.

I am maybe looking at it more than it will end up being but I am hoping by them including it as an actual mode of play that they will integrate some of the ultimate campaign type options and really run with it.

Just like with the exploration mode they have as well and the hex maps for PC's to explore that I have seen I really hope this becomes something that isn't just a small section that never really gets used by first party content.


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How do you guys feel about these modes?

Personally as someone who likes to have rules for everything I love them.

Do you think they will be incorporated into the AP's and Modules or end up just being a rules system that is used in homebrews?

I really hope they put them into the AP's and use them in unique and diffrerent ways to show off the system.


Just announced that Starfinder will be added to WizKids line of preprinted miniatures in blind packaging.


James Jacobs wrote:
We won't be changing the cadence of AP player's guides. The plan at this point is for the Age of Ashes Player's Guide to launch the same day as all the rest of the stuff, I believe.

Thank you James Jacobs!

Good job on the livestreams I really have been enjoying seeing you on the Pathfinder one spreading the knowledge.


I never knew Starfinder had players guides now I'll have to check those out.


Starfinder is different as there is too many races/backgrounds to even think about doing player guides.

Pathfinder has always had one and I expect this edition to be no different.


Joana wrote:

Perfectly understandable. Then you're going to want this thread.

That thread is a decade old. I think getting a PDF download for buying the book should be a standard thing with RPG books and can be tied to a serial number or the scanner code on the back.


Is the players guide going to come out before the release or day of or after 2E releases?

I tried searching a little bit but couldn't find anything on it.


I like to support my game store so I don't do subscriptions, also I am in Canada and shipping is unreal in cost.


Yeah in my opinion getting the maps should be part of the deal with purchasing a physical book. I like to print the maps off and use them. Either that or they should start using the tiles and maps they release in the adventures. I'd love to see that.


If you were to buy everything including pawns and maps every month it would be 100-150$

Initial investment on day or release of 2E is looking at about 500$ with all the adventures and rulebooks.

I understand people have families and other commitments monetarily but you should really support the developers and buy what you can afford.

If thats just 1 rulebook a year thats cool but you should really do what you can to support what you enjoy and the company that makes it.


Yeah and it’s partly my fault for not reading the ability and taking players reading of it for being right. My players for the most part are pretty good but once in awhile I need to double check to be sure.

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