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Oh that's very pretty. Really gorgeous action shot.

Isn't the throne room *upstairs* though? :P

It is. The presence of a few steps leading down to help stage a more dramatic presence of the heroes in the art does not magically transform the throne room into the basement.

I'm sort of geeking out on a direct reply. :)

Still, even if I'm pedantic, it's a pretty big testament to Crimson Throne that I remembered that level of detail given it's years since I pulled it last off the shelf.


Oh this is intriguing - tonal emphasis - Star Wars makes me think more grand good vs evil, but digging into exploration makes me think more Age of Sail fiction, dashing daring, raiding towns, rescuing lovely hostages, etc.

(I'm a fan of certain settings brainsuckers running around in snail shells, so I may be biased in my interpretation)

I'm really excited for this!


Oh that's very pretty. Really gorgeous action shot.

Isn't the throne room *upstairs* though? :P


So no new short-fiction on the web site or in the journals? They were a great way to let Golarion breathe in a shorter format than a full novel.

I'd love if some sort of subscription went into effect. Not every story has to be big to give a sense of the world.

Sorry, the web fiction was got me into buying campaign setting updates, so this is a big hit.


The good guys got played pretty well in this one - I liked this one and the prequel a lot, though they're very different stories - the River Kingdoms 'wildness' and the resulting batch of frontier heroes was done nicely. Their just isn't the economy to support a big magic item bin - though I always like Golarion's approach: magic's there, it's dangerous, there's a lot of kinds, and it cheats. :)

I liked Drelm's parts - he's not the smartest guy, and that comes through, but he's very, very forthright, and that's worth a lot too. Elyana was really wrong about Drelm in the first book, but at least she had the chance to realize it, and I like their relationship here.

The beast in question is just nasty, and the scheme it's part of I thought was well thought out.


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Hmm - lot of help desk work, so probably some sort of Expert with Skill Focus (Diplomacy)

"Yes, it's okay - this happens to lots of people, just reboot."


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I've really enjoyed the Torius books, and looking forward to the next.

Is it just me, or has the scale of what's at stake been going up a bit lately in the novel line?


CDT - I definitely can post most evenings, and can slip in and out during the day usually a little.

Updated character sheet, visit from Q branch, additional skill:

  • Quote: "Follow my footsteps, stay close, and if the Force is with us, we won't have to start running until the explosions start."
  • Template: Ex-Imperial Commando
  • Male Human (Coruscant)
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 171 cm
  • Weight: 71.5 kg
  • Description: Slim, on the short side. Tan hair, green eyes. Looks a little younger than he is, honestly.
  • Dexterity 3D[list]
  • Blaster
  • Dodge 4D
  • Grenade
  • Melee combat 4D
  • Melee parry
  • Thrown weapons

  • Knowledge 3D

    • Planetary systems
    • Streetwise
    • Survival 4D
    • Tactics
    • Willpower

  • Mechanical 2D+1

    • Hover vehicle operation
    • Repulsorlift Operation
    • Starfighter piloting
    • Swoop operation

  • Perception 3D

    • Command
    • Hide 4D
    • Search
    • Sneak 4D

  • Strength 3D+2

    • Brawling
    • Climbing/jumping
    • Lifting
    • Stamina 4D+2
    • Swimming

  • Technical 3D

    • Computer programming/repair
    • Demolitions 5D
    • Droid programming
    • First Aid
    • Repulsorlift repair
    • Security

    Special Abilities: none
    Move: 10
    Force Sensitive: N
    Force Points: 1
    Dark Side Points: 0
    Character Points CP: 1d6 - 1 ⇒ (2) - 1 = 1

    Equipment: Short-range encrypted commlink. Camo Poncho (+1D sneak in Forest) Combat Helmet (+1 str to resist damage, -1 Dex) Combat Vest (+1 str to resist damage, -1 Dex) Blaster pistol (4D damage). Blaster carbine (5D) Combat knives x3 (one at the hip, one in the boot, and one on the back, just in case) (Str + 1D, max 6D) 2 cubes detonite, glow rod, small synthrope dispenser, and some extra field rations.


  • We are going to be a sneaky bunch of Rebel scum.


    Okay, let's see if I can get this put together right

    Manji Roye, blowing his way into your hearts:

    Manji certainly doesn't look like someone that would be picked for a Rebel commando operation, but that's part of the point. It's easy to stay fresh-face and unscarred in the era of bacta, especially when you haven't seen 30 standard years yet. He's seen a lot in that time, though.

    A native of Coruscant, raised on Imperial propaganda and the victory in the Clone Wars, he gladly signed up for Imperial service to 'preserve Galactic peace' a year before regulations strictly allowed. He was not trained as a stalwart stormtrooper, but instead to be quiet, weapons of imbalanced destruction and terror. But it was for the good.

    That held until the Empire's attack on Dac - a previously peaceful and long-time member of the Republic were to be placed into chains. He doesn't talk much of what happened there, but is always a bit uneasy among the Mon Cal members of the Alliance.

    It was only after that failed campaign, when he had downtime to process and think about everything that had happened, that led to his change of heart. On his next assignment in the Mid Rim, he vanished, appearing with the Rebel cell he'd been tasked to capture.

    He's relaxed a lot since then, and even can laugh a bit, in the two years since joining the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Maybe when the Galaxy is again united he can find something more constructive to do, but sadly the skills the Empire trained him with are just as valuable to the Rebels, at least for the foreseeable future.

    I was debating Mon Cal tech, so threw a little of that in.

    And getting a character sheet together, 7D of skills:


    • Template: Ex-Imperial Commando
    • Male Human (Coruscant)
    • Age: 27
    • Height: 171 cm
    • Weight: 71.5 kg
    • Description: Slim, on the short side. Tan hair, green eyes. Looks a little younger than he is, honestly.

    • Dexterity 3D
      [list]
    • Blaster
    • Dodge 4D
    • Grenade
    • Melee combat 4D
    • Melee parry
    • Thrown weapons

  • Knowledge 3D

    • Planetary systems
    • Streetwise
    • Survival 4D
    • Tactics
    • Willpower

  • Mechanical 2D+1

    • Hover vehicle operation
    • Repulsorlift Operation
    • Starfighter piloting
    • Swoop operation

  • Perception 3D

    • Command
    • Hide 4D
    • Search
    • Sneak 4D

  • Strength 3D+2

    • Brawling
    • Climbing/jumping
    • Lifting
    • Stamina 4D+2
    • Swimming

  • Technical 3D

    • Computer programming/repair
    • Demolitions 4D
    • Droid programming
    • First Aid
    • Repulsorlift repair
    • Security

    Special Abilities: none
    Move: 10
    Force Sensitive: N
    Force Points: 1
    Dark Side Points: 0
    Character Points CP: 1d6 - 1 ⇒ (2) - 1 = 1

  • Not sure why the dexterity list didn't show right, but couldn't fix it.


    Makes sense - wanted to double check, Man, I think I've got the edition up on the holocron, ah memories. :)

    Now to come up with some crack demolitionist.


    Force sensitivity restrictions?


    I've been trying to get into play-by-post, and I always enjoyed the west-end system. I'm sure I've still got that core rulebook somewhere...


    I really liked how the city gazette was broken down this time - I usually like them but the focus on the town's industrial side gave an idea why the town is here, as well as the sections the adventurers will end up with interacting/burning down/looting and blaming on Thrune. Made it easier to feel the city as an entity (which is probably a good feeling to have since city DOES end up an entity!)


    Oh, this one's looking really interesting right from the start.

    Cayden gets no respect, even from his priests. :P


    I'm a little behind on my Tales novels, but this feels like a really strong start.

    It's probably going to end in violence, it's Golarion, but I admire the attempt.


    This was a really good one.


    All sorts of intrigue present, very enjoyable.


    I thought there'd been something up with that cat.


    Enjoyed this four-parter, and feels like a great lead-in to some larger story too!


    Really enjoyed this series. Sins and emotions spiralling out of control...


    Oooh, Alaeron's character continues to grow and change. Though a mad alchemist in a city full of them may be at more of a disadvantage - looking forward to the book.


    I noticed when I read through the AP there's a lot of hinting. Shackles are pretty big though - great journal.


    Picked up Liar's Blade because of this - both are great stories.


    Rhodel's showing some new tricks here. I do feel sort of bad for the cultists, the sheer desperation. That said, the whole ghoul potluck and wannabe vampire lord are really funny in a really dark way.


    I think the biggest challenge in the heist is for Orlin to get Norret to go *back* to Galt, frankly - his patriotic fervor was bombed out of him, and Korvosa's got mad scientists/wizards like it has imps.


    Radovan's just a sucker for dangerous women, isn't he?

    Also: great artwork, I understand the effectiveness of the smile for the first time from this one.


    Somehow I don't think the 'make as much noise as possible' instruction will be a problem at this point.


    I found it through the blog myself.

    I like this story so far. A double-tiered deception is going on, perhaps?


    Stat block question:

    Spoiler:
    The Jade Throne is mentioned as an artifact in of itself, but I don't see anything for it on my read-through. Did it have a write-up somewhere in the book? Otherwise I'm thinking divination, maybe some control weather abilities.


    This was a fun one - I like the author's view of Galt, yes, it's kind of crazy, but it also is full of people getting on in spite of the Council's madness.


    Great story - I suspect from the description of the brother-in-law that there may be more than one target on Isra's back, though.


    Neat so far. Strong characters. I'm hoping some wandering adventurers wander by to help out sooner or later, the odds can't be good.

    I do have to wonder what the Lord is raising if he wants fodder over grain.