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So Twin Take-down is strictly worse than double slice? Ranger is becoming less attractive.

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Just an addendum, if this is the case and the alchemist is grand to mix and attack with one hand (seems so); can that alchemist target creatures outside the grapple with ranged attacks. I ask as the "when your in a grapple" section calls out making attacks at targets within "your reach".

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Can an alchemist throw bombs out of a grapple?

Example a fast bombs alchemist is grappled can they throw a bomb at a target 20ft away?

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Is the any way to pick up a Prestige Award from a different faction?

For example picking up the Noble Title award from Sovereign Court, while remaining a member of the Grand Lodge.

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From Telekinetic Blast wrote:
You throw a nearby unattended object at a single foe as a ranged attack. The object must weigh no more than 5 pounds per kineticist level you possess. If the attack hits, the target and the thrown object each take the blast's damage. Since the object is enfolded in strands of aether, even if you use this power on a magic weapon or other unusual object, the attack doesn't use any of the magic weapon's bonuses or effects; it simply deals your blast damage. Alternatively, you can loosen the strands of aether in order to deal damage to both the object and the target as though you had thrown the object yourself (instead of dealing your normal blast damage).

Hopefully a simple enough question about Telekinetic Blast. I know a blast using a magic weapon doesn't use any of it's bonuses and effects, but does the blast count as say silver if you used a silver weapon or ammunition?

Visually, I'll be using metal sling bullets anyway.

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Testament of Pharasma
Aura moderate abjuration; CL 7th
Slot none;Price 10,500 gp; Weight 85 lbs.

Description
This mossy gravestone features the spiral symbol of Pharasma prominently on the front, and holy text chiseled on the reverse. The testament is carried using a looped rope on the user’s back.The testament of pharasma is a holy symbol of Pharasma that does not have to be held or retrieved to be used as a divine focus, but must remain visible. Once per day as a full round action, the user recites a litany from the reverse of the gravestone granting allies within 30 feet DR 5/- against the attacks of undead creatures for 1 minute.

Once per day the testament may be affixed to the ground. The gravestone then counts as a permanent fixture dedicated to Pharasma for the purposes of consecrate and spells that require such a fixture. This placing is activated as a standard action that does not provoke an attack of opportunity.

An affixed testament of pharasma grants you total cover similar to using a tower shield for total cover; you choose the gravestone’s facing as if using a tower shield when it is placed. The gravestone is removed from its position as a move action using the command word, but otherwise remains affixed indefinitely.

Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, consecrate, greater shield of fortification; Cost 5,250 gp

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Cheers, I was wondering if the range increment was any different from it's range. Clarified it seems, as a lot of the earlier threads I'd seen had a variety of different opinions.

My Thanks.

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Links to developer posts or faq stuff would be very helpful.

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Any idea whether that range increment is 10ft as for most thrown weapons or 20ft the initial range of the bomb itself?

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Was there ever a final ruling on how far a bomb may be thrown and what it's range increment was?

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Overall a lovely clean interface. I'll be curious to see how this all progresses (especially when archetypes come into the mix).

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Oooh I'd be very interested.

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I'm really chuffed to be able to contribute to this issue. I look forward to reading the finished product.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

I'm looking forward to giving it another go. The voting makes the Christmas break entertaining.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

This is what I submitted this year. I think this was the final draft that went in, but it has been a little while. I'm curious about what people think of it.

Drowned Ferryman (Inquisitor)
Drowned ferrymen are proxies of Hanspur; concerned with the flow of the Sellen River and those who travel upon it. These inquisitors have the grizzly responsibility of Hanspur’s rites of drowning. Ferrymen are sometimes seen by aquatic gods as a necessity and are employed by such deities.

Drowned: Drowned ferrymen only dedicate themselves to a deity who offers the water domain or its sub domains. The ferryman may still choose any of the deity’s domains.

Spells: A ferryman adds these spells to her spell list as spells of the indicated spell level: 1st —undine’s curse, 2nd —slipstream, 3rd—water walk, 4th­—nixie’s lure, 5th­—suffocation, 6th—vortex.

Hold Breath (Ex): At 1st level, a ferryman can hold her breath for a number of rounds equal to 4 times her Constitution score before she risks drowning or suffocating. This ability replaces monster lore.

Submerge (Su): At 2nd level, a ferryman can as a free action for a number of rounds per day equal to her inquisitor level, gain a 20 ft. swim speed. These rounds do not have to be consecutive. The ferryman also gains the standard +8 bonus on Swim checks and may take 10 on Swim checks even while distracted or endangered. The ferryman can use the run action while swimming, provided she swims in a straight line. This ability does not grant any ability to breathe water. This ability replaces detect alignment.

Out of your Depth (Su): At 5th level, while within 30 ft. of a ferryman, creatures halve their capacity for the number of rounds that they may hold their breath. Their capacity returns to normal when they
leave this area, but the number of rounds they have held their breath for does not change. This ability does not affect the ferryman or her allies. This ability replaces discern lies.

Breath Shift (Sp): At 9th level, a ferryman may alter creatures who breathe water. As a standard action, target creature touched is able to breathe air. However, they can no longer breathe water for a number of minutes equal to her inquisitor level. Creatures that can already breathe air still lose the ability to breathe water. Creatures may make a Fortitude save to resist (DC 10 + 1/2 the ferryman's class level + the ferryman's Wis modifier). The ferryman can use this ability a number of times per day equal to her Wisdom modifier. This ability has no effect on creatures who do not breathe. This ability replaces the teamwork feat gained at 9th level.

Driftwood (Su): At 14th level, a ferryman gains freedom of movement as a continuous spell-like ability. This ability replaces exploit weakness.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Great guys, all quite helpful. Is there any word whether we former alternates can post our archetypes? I just don't want to step on anyone's toes or take away too much attention from the top 16 at this point?

I've always loved the flavour of both the Norn and the Moirai. I was excited to see that they had part to play in the Lands of the Linnorm Kings. I'm generally conservative enough with pricing, so I may try to take a few more chances with price in future.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Cheers Anthony, have at it. I would still love to see the judges feedback on things. To peek behind the curtain a little. :)

I think this was the final revision of my item.

Norn Thread
Aura moderate necromancy; CL 8th
Slot none; Price 8,500 gp; Weight
Description
This 2 inch long golden thread embodies power stolen or gifted from the Norn, who weave the threads of fate. The thread is sewn into the flesh of the user and causes no harm or pain during the process. Once activated the thread may not be removed and a creature may only wear one norn thread at a time.
The stitched creature may call upon the thread as an immediate action to delay the onset of a condition that affects her (other than entangled, flatfooted, grappled or pinned). This will delay the creature’s condition for 1 hour, the duration can be seen as the thread disappearing slowly; postponing the creature’s fate.
If the creature delays the dead condition the cause of her death is negated. After an hour the creature is slain, this is a death effect and allows no save. The spell death ward or similar effects that grant a saving throw versus death effects do not function against the thread. No one can cheat fate and when a creature is slain by a norn thread she may not be raised from the dead for one day.
The thread is immune to the broken condition and is consumed after one use.
Construction
Requirements Craft Wondrous Item, greater false life, sands of time, creator must be a witch; Cost 4,250 gp

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

I may have missed an answer to this somewhere. Is there any chance that we could take a peek at the magic item and possibly archetype feedback for us alternates? I'd love to be able to get advice on how to tighten things up, to try again next year.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Congrats guys, I'm sorry I couldn't cover the bar tab.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

The soundtrack of my brain,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHJH0ETi8D4

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Well even if I don't get through, I'm going to try to meet the deadlines for all the rounds and see what I come up with. The monster round does seem more like a classic fantasy monster round.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Wow you could cut the tension in here with a butter knife. :)

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Mike Kimmel wrote:

Alternates - two years ago I was in the position you are in now. You have done just as much hard work as the top 32, but maybe your archetype will never even be revealed. I just wanted to stop by and say I know how you feel, and don't give up hope yet! Nobody was DQ'ed the year I was an alternate, but more than one alternate got bumped last year. There is still hope! And you will get personal feedback and encouragement from the judges either way, which will be valuable in honing your skills for future years.

Good luck!

Cheers Mike, I'll still work away at some monsters and whatnot. :)

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Mine was in anyway, I think Giorgios and Jeff said they did above.

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Joshua Kitchens wrote:
Damien Mc Gurrell wrote:
Did anyone else check that they had indeed submitted earlier? :)
It's a nervous tick like when you leave the house and keep thinking "Did I turn the stove/oven off?" or "Did I lock the front door?"

Argh! I was wondering why the kitchen was so warm and why there were vagrant children in my house.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Did anyone else check that they had indeed submitted earlier? :)

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

The cold light of morning says everything looks good, so my submission is in and out of my hands. Good luck to the top 32 and my fellow alternates. Now off to work on a monster or two, just in case. :)

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Aha after some wrangling my submission is in. Many thanks for the good wishes Stephen. I'm sure I will send stuff along to you Anthony, rules permitting. Oh and I submitted the Norn Thread for those interested.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

I think I've reached a moment of zen, after wrestling with words all day. I'll submit tomorrow at this stage, after I look at things in the cold light of morning.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Oh we can hang out in this shed round back and drink poitín. Yep, this is certainly more my pace.

Also good to know about the submission tool.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

I’m from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland and currently living in the university town of Maynooth. I’d like to think I’m typical of Irish gamers and love the social aspects of gaming (read this as pints/pub).

I’ve been playing RPGs since the tender age of 13 and been GMing for not quite as long, but close to it. I adore devouring setting material and have a great fondness for the old D&D Planescape and Ravenloft settings.

I have entered RPG Superstar in the past couple of years and am excited to get as far as an alternate. Good luck to everyone, I really like archetypes and will be glad to see 32 new ones.

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I'm currently polishing away and feeling around the shape of a monster just in case.

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Jeff Lee wrote:
GM_Solspiral wrote:
The Crusader wrote:
Porcine Pendant. The thought of a dancing pig that made people more susceptible to my charms... It still makes me smile. =)
Totally saved that one its fun
Me too.

I loved the image of the dancing pig in the middle of a dumbfounded crowd. Possibly in a barfight. I thought it would make a great feather token.

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One of my players will soon be taking on a Cavalier PC.

I was wondering what the most commonly used rules relating to mounted combat are and what I should be most familiar with. Also any common problems with adjudicating mounted combat.

Anything on exotic mounts might also be helpful.

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Hi UpSbLiViOn,

Sorry still working on material. Quietly this time so as not to disappoint people with unmet dead lines.

Ugly Child.

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I actually ran a halfling batman style character called the Silver Finch. I think the build had Bard/Rogue/Duelist.

I'll see if I can dig it out. The 3.5 build involved Factotum.

I remember the introduction of bard led to more of a JLA Batman, with contingency plans.

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LazarX wrote:


For men this may be less of an issue, give guys lots of hitting, a bit of post fight bonding, chases, and explosions and they'll be happy. Women however, are more interested in character interaction and this series may come up short in those elements.

Having read ahead (if the series stays on course) the character interaction, complicated themes and sub plots do not come up short. The fantasy elements are minimal, beyond being in a imagined kingdom and the violence is generally appropriate. Family issues and greed are themes that don't get old because they are always with us.

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Going to get through reading the first part of Carrion Crown today. The changeling (a hag's child) is certainly a great little race to include in Ravenloft.

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Beckett wrote:

Hey Damien, was just curious if you might be interested in helping with Ravenloft episode for Darker Days, (originally same guys that do Roll for Init).

Just an idea so far, but I thought of you when I heard it.

Sure Beckett sounds interesting. How should I contact them?

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Best move ever.

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There's a great Elric and Stormbringer feel to that sword.

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Neil you are a machine. :)

(but not in the creepy robot way)

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Any opinion guys?

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The Journal of Pernicious Replication

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 5th
Slot —; Price 5,000 gp; Weight 2 lb.

Description

This unassuming and scuffed journal appears as a log of accounting transactions, such as a store ledger or a tax auditor’s record. Once per day, when this journal is placed in contact with another document and the command word is spoken, the content of the journal changes to that of the document touched. The cover and shape of the journal remain that of the mundane log or ledger. The user may erase (as the spell) all or part of a document they have just copied. This does not allow the copying of scrolls, spellbooks or other magical texts and such text results in garbled content in the journal. The erase effect cannot affect magical text unsuccessfully copied. The journal can copy up to 400 pages of text and illustration before reaching its capacity. Copying a document requires a standard action which does not provoke an attack of opportunity. You may return the journal to its original state by shaking the journal roughly and speaking the command word as a standard action, this removes all copied content from the journal. The journal is favoured by clerks and spies for copying important texts quickly.

Construction
Requirements Craft wondrous item, erase; Cost 2,500 gp

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Sean K Reynolds wrote:
ugly child wrote:
The Journal of Pernicious Replication

* It's a multi-function photocopier and shredder all-in-one. Well-designed and executed, but not a particularly Superstar idea. I'm also getting shades of the "copy" spell mechanic Dave Gross included in the first Pathfinder novel Prince of Wolves, though I don't believe this designer riffed off that. Regardless, I'm not wowed by it. I kept waiting (and hoping) to see the journal do something more impressive.

* Boring. Dungeons & Office Depot.

Thanks for the feedback guys. I will try to aim for some less plain for next year.

I wish you luck with getting through the rest. :)

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Many thanks for this.

The Journal of Pernicious Replication

Aura moderate transmutation; CL 5th
Slot —; Price 5,000 gp; Weight 2 lb.

Description

This unassuming and scuffed journal appears as a log of accounting transactions, such as a store ledger or a tax auditor’s record. Once per day, when this journal is placed in contact with another document and the command word is spoken, the content of the journal changes to that of the document touched. The cover and shape of the journal remain that of the mundane log or ledger. The user may erase (as the spell) all or part of a document they have just copied. This does not allow the copying of scrolls, spellbooks or other magical texts and such text results in garbled content in the journal. The erase effect cannot affect magical text unsuccessfully copied. The journal can copy up to 400 pages of text and illustration before reaching its capacity. Copying a document requires a standard action which does not provoke an attack of opportunity. You may return the journal to its original state by shaking the journal roughly and speaking the command word as a standard action, this removes all copied content from the journal. The journal is favoured by clerks and spies for copying important texts quickly.

Construction
Requirements Craft wondrous item, erase; Cost 2,500 gp

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

Cool item. I like that it plays with one of the strengths of the pathfinder system, the combat maneuvers.

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Congrats guys and gals! I'm currently reading the entries and feedback.

Shadow Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 8 aka ugly child

I've found Google Docs is a handy enough way to have your work in a meltdown free separate location.

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Jit wrote:

Following up on BigNorseWulf question;

What would a no magicmart world look like? Which rules are necessary for that to be playable and "balanced" (It'd be nice to see something sound,I can houserule it but that would be an ad hoc mess:)

I'd say Monte Cook's Ptolus setting might give you a good idea of the economics.

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Neil Spicer wrote:
ugly child wrote:
I will defiantly be taking part next year if I have the chance.
Defiantly? Or definitely? Or both? ;-)

Definitely, I don't shake my fist at the sky enough for Defiantly. :oops:

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