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Mebrilia83 wrote:

Since you removed your customer support forum I have no choice but writing this letter. First of all, i enjoy the system (Played it in Foundry) and also I apology for my not-so-perfect English as i am not a native speaker.

I went into this site to buy a bunch of manual PDF. However, the transaction is not working at all it sends me in a loop where I put my card verification code and nothing happens.

I checked the forums of course so I can already tell you that the data and the billing address are correct. I can perfectly use my Creditcard everywhere.

I am writing this message because at this point judging by the forum post I am not sure even my Email went through.

I will leave here the ticket number just in case the support ticket is the number 159618 and I can tell the site had nod registered it according to my profile even if I reiceved the automatic answer email.

I would like to buy those manuals if possible in a timely fashion otherwise I will invest such money somewhere else.

With great Regards
Meb

Not sure if this will help you or not, but I had a similar issue last year. Clearing my internet Cache fixed it for me.


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Onkonk wrote:
Cori Marie wrote:
Where does it say you can't apply runes?
Shields are explicitly not weapons and you can't put runes on them. The shield boss and spikes are attached weapons and the augmentation in grand bazaar say you can put runes on them.

Yeah, this made me sad when I saw the throwing shield attachment couldn't have runes. For those looking for the rule on no runes on shields:

Nethys Link

Or if Nethys is down, Core Rulebook pg 277

"A shield can’t have runes added to it. You can
also buy and attach a shield boss or shield spikes to a
shield to make it a more practical weapon. These can be
found on Table 6–7. These work like other weapons and
can even be etched with runes."


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TRDG wrote:

Will there be anything extra for those who pick an undead character for this or just what is noted in Book of the Undead (or might anything extra be in the Players Guide perhaps)?

Thanks

Tom

One thing that was mentioned during Paizo con was that there are situations/encounters in this AP that vary depending on if there are undead PCs in the group. And vary both ways. Having undead PCs will make certain situations easier and certain situations harder.

Now, if by "extra" you meant things like new feats, I do recall them saying new Ghoul feats in the 4th book.


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Kelseus wrote:
So, love the book. Really interesting. Is there any way we might get a map of Fiorna's Faith without the map tags?

If you use TokenTool (Free) you can pull images from the PDF and this map wont have the tags. It'll have the campus at the bottom right but nothing else.


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UnArcaneElection wrote:
Leon Aquilla wrote:
If I ever get invited to the White House on company business I would at least hope someone in my company mentioned it.

Unless, of course, it's a secret meeting . . . .

That's when it gets mentioned in Dark Archive


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Captain Morgan wrote:

I'm not reading this thread because I'm a player, but... Be careful with the foreshadowing during the flood repairs perquisite. My group thought Asanda's place smelled fishy and wound up breaking in to investigate. We did so while the place was asleep and managed to rescue the sister. Our GM tried really hard to discourage us from going back in with Teacher Ot warning us about how dangerous it was and threatening to expel us. But because the adventure seems to lack authorities who can handle such things we insisted on going back and nearly got TPK'ed by the electric trap. When I heard a 23 didn't pass the reflex save I realized how underleveled we were-- I think we must have gone from the first chapter to the final one.

If you want to share any spoiler free thoughts, you can DM me. I won't be checking this thread for replies. :)

My players also questions this, I had told them that because Asanda is part of the government, there is more red tape involved. The school can't investigate a political figure on a whim, and that an investigation would be needed. With evidence, we can make a move. So they continued the chapter as planned, all the while being suspicious and looking for evidence, but never trying to sneak in.


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pauldetyrion wrote:

Just to check, does your system send out an automatic reply if a ticket is logged?

If So it doesn't seem to be picking any of my emails up

I believe it does. When I reached out to them with an issue last month I got an automated response that included my ticket number. Subject [Ticket Number] Thank you for contacting Paizo!"


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Well that new cover is terrifying. Who needs sleep.


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Might be a remnant of 1e lingering in the Devs memory. If memory serves correct, Prone in 1e =/= flatfoot.


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Work on one monitor, email checking for shipping on the other, head swiveling between the two like an owl. Lets go.


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My Goblin Firefight is still sitting in my side cart. Is that normal, or does it need to be shaken loose?


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Cori Marie wrote:
Again, just as the text points out, evil people don't get along well with parties most of the time. This is why it's a table decision and not an assumed status for the adventure path. If you and your GM agree to make an evil character (or a full evil party) work, that's completely up to you, but it's not the assumption that that will be the case.

This. It's not that you can't be evil. It's that the story of the adventure isn't going to go out of its way to give you opportunities to be evil. And you creating your own opportunities to be evil, can severely disrupt the party dynamic (and potentially make people at the table uncomfortable). Which is why you work with your GM on this.

Based on the player guide, revenge against the person(s) that led to your downfall seems to be a big theme. So if your NE and are here 100% for revenge, to satisfy your own selfishness sort of deal, you probably wont have an issue.

But if your CE, and want to to break away from this revenge story to do CE things, the story isn't designed for that and it will create party friction.


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Monkeygod wrote:
Quote:
"and uncover the secrets of Inner Sea myths and magic.

It would be really cool if this book included things the normal people the Inner Sea consider to be legends, myths, and tall tales.

In a world where they *know* (more or less) that the gods are real, what's their version of ancient mythology like we have for the Greek/Nordic gods(if any).

Do they have tall tales/legends like Paul Bunyan, John Henry, King Arthur or Beowulf? Ie, people who are badasses, but probably not real.

Idk if it's too late to include this sort of lore or not, but I would love to see stuff like this eventually.

Lost Omens Monsters of Myth is good for this. On top of just being a great book, it does a good job explaining the difference between a legendary monster, and a monster of myth.

The book has 20 creatures of myth, as well as advice on how to run stories around these creatures at all levels. Really well done book!


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Verzen wrote:
Will there be a Lich option for the undead eidolon???

Unlikely to be a specific option like that, though that is just a guess. Eidolons typically cover a "type" and you inset all the flavor. So nothing stops you from saying your undead eidolon is a lich, but I don't see there being an option to specifically spell out Lich Eidolon. We'll find out for sure next month :)!


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Haven't seen anyone post the Tool box stuff yet, so here you go!

-Opens with the Campaign Repercussions, as typical for a final book in the AP
- Artifacts of the Magaambya (4)
- 10 new capstone feats. All of which are Druid/Wizard Archetype feats. And all 10 modeled after the original Ten Magic Warriors.
- 8 Creatures


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GGSigmar wrote:

Ladies and Gentleman! It is with great pleasure that I announce that we got a DINOSAUR FORT SPELL in this AP!

Also a lot of new animal companions. Get hyped!

The absolute mad lads did it. What level spell is it? I assume traditions are Primal, but any other traditions?


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Anorak wrote:

Hi Team/Heather,

Are we still on track for March subscriptions? What about book 6 of the Strength of Thousands?

Thanks!

They released a blog showing all the stuff coming up in the next few months and SoT 6 was there with the following quote

" Pathfinder Adventure Path: Shadows of the Ancients (Strength of Thousands 6 of 6) is finally here after months of delay."

So it does indeed to be on track for March :)


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Claxon wrote:

Teamwork feats in 1st edition were one of the smallest least cared about facets of the Inquisitor in 1st edition (in my opinion). It was nice when you could occasionally get some mileage out of them, which was easier when you had groups of larger than 4, but my experience of a 4 man party with a cleric/wizard/rogue/Inquisitor set up meant there wasn't really much to use to the teamwork feats because there simply wasn't enough team.

Honestly, teamwork feats could be completely removed (or should I say never come to exist) from PF2 with no real detriment IMO.

The Sniping Duo archetype sort of has Teamwork feats, but done in a way I like alot. You designate a teammate (a spotter in this case). The feats provide benefits to you and your spotter, and the spotter doesn't need to spend any feats of their own to grant/gain the effects.


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Grumpus wrote:
did they announce the author yet?

According to the Wiki

Zombie Feast - Mike Kimmel
Graveclaw - Jason Tondro
Field of Maidens - Jenny Jarzabski
The Ghouls Hunger - Leo Glass
A Taste of Ashes - Brian Duckwitz
Ghost King's Rage - Jessica Catalan


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Dennis Muldoon wrote:
xNellynelx wrote:
Hmm, this post doesn't mention Book 6 of SoT. Was that a mistake on the blogs part, or is the book still MIA?
Didn't they say that would be with the March releases? This post is February releases.

You are 100% right. Sorry, time has lost all sense of meaning effective 2 years ago.


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Hmm, this post doesn't mention Book 6 of SoT. Was that a mistake on the blogs part, or is the book still MIA?

Also, loving that book of the dead art!


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wrmusall wrote:
What I don't understand is...How is it that I have gotten 4 products that released after this was suppose to and another product that is on the way? If there is a shipping problem, then why are we getting things that released AFTER this? Is it a writer problem? An artist problem? A PUBLISHER PROBLEM? It makes no sense.

Shipping containers aren't first come first serve. They arrive, they get inspected, they get released. And I'm sure I'm simplifying this greatly. And if something in that container raises a flag and requires additional inspection, now our books are sitting aside waiting for that inspection.

Basically we don't hold up the line, we get pulled off to the side of the line. At least that is how I understand this.


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The watch has ended. See yall in the March post!


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Sanityfaerie wrote:
aobst128 wrote:
The Raven Black wrote:
I cannot find a section of the eidolon rules dealing with the use of mundane weapons. Where is it ?
It's the sidebar about the eidolon trait.

"A creature with this trait is a summoner's eidolon. An item with this trait can be worn by an eidolon. An eidolon can have up to two items invested."

Is that the text you're talking about or is there some that I'm missing? If there's some that I'm missing, please share. If not... I do not think that excerpt means what you think it means.

Not the trait description. The actual side bar on the summoner page. The "Key Term" definition.

Eidolon: A creature with this trait is an eidolon. An action or spell with this trait can be performed by an eidolon only. An item with this trait can be used or worn by an eidolon only, and an eidolon can't use items that don't have this trait. (An eidolon can have up to two items invested.)


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Psykodemus wrote:
This is part of the Adventure Path Sub but still hasn't shown up in my sidecart. Any ETA on that?

Send an email to Customer Service at customer.service@paizo.com

I believe they already shipped out Sub orders, so if yours hasn't shipped out then that is likely an error. CS has been great with responding to emails quickly.


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Sporkedup wrote:
Hoping we can get the final book in Strength of Thousands this month! Still looking iffy though.

Yeah, I don't think this has arrived yet. It's store page updated to March.


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One day I shall get my answers on how this ends. Onward to March!


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Hi Aaron. Would you by chance know if Roll20 will have this tomorrow (Or soonish if not tomorrow?)


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
GGSigmar wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:

Here are the chapters:

Table of Contents
Preface
1 Prayers for the Living
2 Hymns for the Dead
3 The Grim Crypt
4 Lands of the Dead
5 March of the Dead
Appendix

I'll show an image of the ToC in Paizo LIVE in late February as motivation to subscribe. :)

So I assume chapter 1 is for living characters (new options like the good necromancer), chapter 2 is for undead PCs, chapter 3 is the bestiary, chapter 4 is lore for Golarion and chapter 5 is the adventure. I wonder what's in the Appendix? More than index, I hope ^^
Ding, ding ding! Well done. I wish I could give you a disturbing doll, like I was a carny.

Would it be asking to much to know the sizes of the chapters? With 224 pages, I'm curious how many pages are put into each section :)


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Fumarole wrote:
Ed Reppert wrote:
Fumarole wrote:
The PDFs look great, but now I have a problem: how am I going to convince Mrs. Fumarole that these will look great mounted on the kitchen wall?
That's easy: include the wall mounting as part of a complete remodel of the entire kitchen, including all new appliances. :-)
We just dropped a pretty penny on new floors, I don't think a kitchen remodel is feasible. I'll have to think on this and work on my diplomacy skill.

It's dangerous to go alone! Take this. +1 Hero Point


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Onkonk wrote:
avistileto 40 wrote:

Hi, I've just started running Kindled Magic, and I have a few questions. This is my first time DM'ing P2E, so my questions might be a little simple.

1. Calculating XP? The intro to book says (under Learning Experience): "Throughout the Strength of Thousands Adventure Path, the heroes gain XP not from winning fights, but from solving mysteries, aiding others, or even just making friends. This makes a lot of sense in non-combat quests like the 'Searching Kafesi Market' quest. But with some of the other sections, I'm less clear.

My interpretation of this statement is not that combat does not give experience but that a vast amount of experience will be available from non-combat which differs from APs in general.

So always award XP for combat and also award quest XP when the book say so.

This is correct and confirmed (Though I can't for the life of me recall where). You still grant XP for fights. That note is just letting you know that, while there is combat, the majority of this AP is non-combat problem solving/Social/RP situations.

As for that second question, I don't think the book ever gives a total. The 9-10 you are likely referring to are those in your dorm. The school definitely has more than that, they just aren't in the spot light.


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GGSigmar wrote:
Guys, help me understand. Armor provides item bonus to AC, right? And same types of bonuses don't stack, right? There is an item in the toolbox, that provides a reaction to gain an item bonus to AC against triggerin attack. So it means... it is useless when character wears an armor? Both bonuses being item bonus, they don't stack, right?

Depending on the nature of the item, could be useful on a caster who (at low levels) likely wouldn't have an item bonus to AC due to not having proficiency in anything beyond unarmored.

While Mage Armor grants an armor bonus, I personally am a bigger fan of explorers clothing with armor runes. At early levels however, I wouldn't have an item bonus with my explorers clothing.


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aobst128 wrote:
On the topic of demons and evil creatures, we have stories about fallen angels but are there examples of "fallen" demons? Ones that became good. Ragathiel might count.

There's a group of (former) Devils called the "Redeemed", who are Lawful Good. They are devils who have seen the error of their ways and asked the good gods for forgiveness. They join Heaven's ranks and become a unique type of angel, usually bearing a mark that represents their past sins.


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Kevin Mack wrote:
This one still coming out this month or has it been pushed back to febuary alongside the final part of strength of thousands?

According to the Jan releases, it's still on track for this month. Those have been moved to the Announcement section.

January New Releases and Subscriptions


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
xNellynelx wrote:
Did this book get pushed to Feb, or is the website playing evil tricks on me?
You are correct. The product is now listed on our Release Schedule page for February. Honestly I'm surprised by that too. The offices will be open on Monday and I'll double check. It all depends on what has actually come into our warehouse. :)
I am told it didn't arrive in time for the January release, so it has been moved to February, yes.

Thanks for checking Aaron, you're the best.

I'll be crying over here until Feb if anyone needs me.


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Verzen wrote:

What classes can this be used on?

Will it be able to be used with the new psychic coming this year?

Anyone that casts with a Spell Repertoire (So spontaneous casters). Psychics, in the playtest, have a spell repertoire so they'd qualify :)


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Did this book get pushed to Feb, or is the website playing evil tricks on me?


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I for one welcome our new Kobold overlords


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Happy Holidays all! Gm, Player, Paizo, Fan, All!


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Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
I hope there will be info on mammoth riders and an archetype.

I believe book 3 has a Mammoth Lord archetype in it. Not sure if that includes the ability to ride mammoths, but maybe? Here's hoping :)


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Hi all. I'm busy training Raychael as our new Marketing and Licensing Coordinator, so I am pulling back on the preview content for now. In the new year we are planning more Book of the Dead preview content via blogs, Paizo LIVE, email, and social media. I've a few other ideas too. Also maybe a dev, designer, editor or I will return to previews here if we have the capacity. This has been a good experiment, with some pros and cons. I hope it has generated some enthusiasm for anyone on the fence about this book.

Feel free to send me the PDF, I'll be happy to preview here if yall don't have the capacity :). No? Well, offer stands...


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My group had a Cleric nearly 100% dedicated to healing.

Early game, he felt pretty required. Though I don't know how much of this is due to AoA and how much is due to the fact that all of us were knew to 2e and several players were still breaking out of 1e habits (Habits that 2e punishes).

The later the game got, the less a dedicated healer felt needed (With the exception of 1 chapter in the later books. He still healed, but it got to the point where he was healing for the sake of healing and not because healing was actually needed.


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Thank you for the answers Aaron, may you only roll Nat20's.

If we're still taking questions, are there any Class Archetypes and if so any examples?


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Rysky wrote:

"Do you think that is a problem if they can generate some plausible story for why they want to study at the Magaambya?"

Well it is the oldest and most prominent school of magic on Golarion.

This. My party of 5 consists of 2 from the Mwangi, 2 from Tian, and 1 from Cheliax. I didn't see this as an issue, and none of the players questioned it at all.


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
What PC options will there be?
This book is VERY lore focused, which is important for players and GM's alike. There are also Azarketi rules.

Are these new rules, or the ones from the Web Supplement?


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
Terevalis Unctio of House Mysti wrote:
More or less, what is the turn around time from pdf to print to receiving in WA?

So timing questions are outside my wheelhouse, especially during this time of international shipping chaos. But since it is about to go to the printer and the book is scheduled to be released in March, we can calculate about 4 months for this product.

Any questions about the product content?

What's the Undead Eidolon Initial Ability :)


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Adraius wrote:

xNellynelx, that's an awesome set of responses, thanks!

Can I ask how far your group has gotten? Or more generally, from anyone who is a decent way in, is there any advice you would give with the benefit of hindsight?

They've finished up book 1 and have started book 2 (Completed the first combat encounter of book 2).

As far as advice. I've done a bit of this and think (potential bias) that I've done it well. My players have enjoyed spending time with the other students, and I've had "events" planned around these interactions. So when they visit a student (or teacher) it's not always "This person is in there room doing nothing".

Book 1 has a "Students of the Magaambya" section which lists alot of their hobbies and common associates, so I've used that information for when my players interact with them. As an example, a player wanted to spend time with Ignaci. On the way to Ignaci's room, he bumped into Ignaci on his way to Chizire's room. That turned into the three of them (My player, Chizire, and Ignaci) hanging out together brewing experimental elixirs (something their Common Associates section says they do together).

With the advantage of having access to more books, Book 4 has a similar section but for the Teachers. So I can now implement similar things like this with Teachers.

If you've ever played Persona, I've been treating hang outs with students like the Social Link system in persona haha. Earning background "Points" when they spent time, unlocking their Study bonus and Specialty item/spell.


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Adraius wrote:

As someone new-ish to running 2e, I have some questions about the academia system, campaign difficulty, and how to approach adding new rewards for players to the campaign. Apologies in advance for the blitz of questions:

1)To what degree are the players intended to be able to take advantage of the academia system? Is it expected their primary/secondary branch levels will not lag more than a little behind their class level and half their class level, respectively?

2)Strength of Thousands uses the academia system on top of Free Archetype, which gives access to a very substantial number of additional feats and benefits; just how much additional power does this represent? How does it compare to Dual-Class PCs?

3)PF2e adventure paths have a reputation for being difficult; has this adventure been made more challenging than "baseline" guidelines to account for the PC's extra feats and benefits, or is the difficulty relatively relaxed in keeping with the "scholarly" theme?

4)What advice would you give to DMs looking to create additional homebrew rewards for their players? Would it be advisable to integrate them as alternative rewards from the academia system where possible to avoid further power escalation, or should the system still be fairly tolerant of additional rewards so long as they aren't straightforward power boosts?

I've added Numbers in your quote so my numbers line up with the part I'm talking about.

1) The books, from what I've read so far, are very light in this. It's ultimately up to the GM. Chapter 2 of book 1 says that they should have at least two opportunities in that chapter, but that you might give them a third or fourth. In my game, I have one player at max rank in their primary, with nothing in their secondary, one player maxed in their secondary and 1 rank off in their primary, and the rest are a mix.

I think I've been doing like...1 or 2 a chapter? Usually to put some downtime in between any challenging moments/fights.

2) The characters don't really become "Stronger" as much as they become more versatile. The math in 2e still checks out, your AC and to hit bonuses are still the same. You just have more methods/tactics to use. Power Wise, feels the same as a normal game.

3) So far my group has only had two close calls. One during the starday tournament 100% due to poor rolls, and one in the cave system at the end of the book 100% due to the players splitting up and getting lost. I wouldn't classify this story as anything above standard difficulty, but every table is different.

There are alot of fun RP encounters/moments that certainly fit the scholarly theme, be it side missions with fellow students or requests from teachers. IMO, while I liked Extinction Curse, it felt like a group of adventurers who were also in a circus. Not a circus going through adventures. This 100% feels like you are students in a school. Not adventurers with some school attached.

4) I haven't messed around much with the homebrew, so I'm not the best to ask in this. But for my opinion, I'd tie it into rewards from teachers and students. The book already has things like this in the form of study benefits and specialty spells/items as you befriend students. I could easily see you being able to tie homebrew rewards to the students and teachers as your players take an interest in them.

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