Wayfinder #4 (PFRPG)

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Created for fans by fans, this issue of the Wayfinder fanzine includes dozens of articles designed to expand the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the world of Golarion. Inside you will find original fiction, new races, monsters, recipes, poetry and this is just a small portion of what awaits you!

Contributing Authors: Adam "NicodemisFinch" Strasser, Carl "Tokoz" Rossi, Charles Evans, Dane Pitchford, Darrin Drader, Dave Gross, David "Hill Giant" Schwartz, Dustin "Ranger of Renwood" Nelson, Elaine Cunningham, Elizabeth Leib, Guy "ugulanoth" Fox, Jesper "Kajehase" Haglund, Jess Door, Jodi Lane Reynolds, John C. "ValmarTheMad" Rock, Jonathan "Wicht" McAnulty, Justin "Black Fang" Sluder, Michael "Ask a Shoanti" Kortes, Mike "SirGuido" Richards, Mike "taig" Welham, Neil Spicer, Oliver "sir_ollibolli" von Spreckelsen, Phil "Electric Cascade" Tucker, Robert "captramses" Andrade, Robert "Malikjoker" Gresham, Russell "Soricel Minoi Mousefeet" Estes, Ryan Costello Jr., Theodore "Zuxius" Thompson, Trevor "Tarren Dei" Gulliver, Troy E. Taylor, Truly "I.Malachi" Clark

Contributing Artists: Ashton "N'wah" Sperry, Carlos Torreblanca, Chad A. Dulac, Danny "Gworeth" Krog, Drew Pocza, Gerald Lee, Glenn Zimmerman, Hugo "Butterfrog" Solis, Isaac Royo, Jess Door, Johnathan Salazar, Jonathan Roberts, Kirk "Moorluck" Moore, Liz "Lilith" Courts, Marc Radle, Matthew "The Twitching King" Stinson, Russell Akred, Silvia Gonzalez, Tyler Clark, William Dodds

Cover art by Liz Courts.

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Yippee!

Paizo Employee Franchise Manager

This is just the relaxing weekend reading I need after a busy week of work. Thanks, Wayfinder folks!

Liberty's Edge

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Download just finished.
A thousand thanx to all of you who made it happen - again!
It's really appreciated!

Shadow Lodge

Awesome! I'm so excited to see this out, and to see my name in print again. I hope everyone enjoys it!


Congratulations to all those involved. It looks fantastic!

Just a quick note - the city map tiles on p85 are free for non-commercial use and you can grab the full resolution versions from my blog here:
Free City Map Tiles

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

It's alive....ALIVE!


It's .... it's ... so sexy. I'm going to have to take this behind the back of the building.

Don't ask. It's best you don't.

Dark Archive

who is this "ugulanoth" character?


ulgulanoth wrote:
who is this "ugulanoth" character?

I blame the 3am editing time. >.>

Dark Archive

NICE !

And Woot!

Thanks gang!


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

You guys and gals totally RAWK!


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

This whole project shows a lot of dedication and class. I love it. Thank you, guys and gals.


Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules, Tales Subscriber

Yay! And on the same day my Inner Sea Guide arrived! (9-40 working days, phaw! Make that 6-40) Double-yay!

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

SWEET! Thank you!

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Is this available as a print product?
I let my eye off the ball on the submissions thread, and never realised it was so close to completion.

I won't be anywhere near Gencon/Paizocon, so I'm more than happy to send funds for a print copy if there are any.


Moar free stuff? I'm all over dat! :)

Contributor, RPG Superstar 2009, RPG Superstar Judgernaut

Snorter wrote:
Is this available as a print product?

I think this one is PDF-only, Snorter...though you could always use a print-on-demand service like Lulu to bind you a copy. So far, every odd-numbered Wayfinder has been printed and handed out at PaizoCon. The even-numbered issues give them a chance to provide another fix bi-annually.

Silver Crusade

Just got it. Absolutely stoked to have a Mwangi-themed issue. :)

Young-Mage Jatembe FTW.

You guys are awesome.

Scarab Sages

Thanks to all of you Wayfinder crew. If there is anything you need from me, please ask. You are all an inspiration.


Woo!, New wayfinder. You guys are awesome. Love the magazines.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

This baby was so sweet that we wanted to keep'it for ourselves... thou we got careless and the goblings managed to upload it after all...

Congratz to writters, editors, artists and supporting paizonianz! Now on to WF5... :D

Hope you like!


Hugo Solis wrote:

This baby was so sweet that we wanted to keep'it for ourselves... thou we got careless and the goblings managed to upload it after all...

Congratz to writters, editors, artists and supporting paizonianz! Now on to WF5... :D

Hope you like!

Ohh I do like, very much so, specially my layout :D. Once again outstanding job everyone.

Liberty's Edge

Thanks for all the hard work everyone!!


An amazing piece of fan work. Congrats and thanks.

Grand Lodge

Glad to see this is available.

Anyone know the status of Adventure Quarterly? I know several of the same people involved with Wayfinder were working on Adventure Quarterly. Maybe someone can pop over to the AQ site and make some responses?

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

You know....you all should REALLLLY download this again.

Think you've seen all that Wayfinder #4 has to offer?

WRONG!

We forgot to add some awesome item cards from Carlos Celurian Torreblanca - there are now 27 Mwangi-themed item cards for your game!

GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!

Lantern Lodge

I actually have a question for anyone who worked on this, or Troy E. Taylor, about the Prestige Class, Dawa Defender. It doesn't seem to make much sense to me. As it is now it gains the class feature:

Dawa:
Dawa (Su)

Beginning at 1st level and every level thereafter, the dawa defender has the choice of the type damage reduction it benefits from, by choosing the associated fetish. As the dawa defender progresses in levels, he can increase the damage reduction in a given type by 1 or choose another.

There are three types of damage reduction available at each level. A dawa defender must pick one of the following fetishes.

Beads: Adorning himself with pebbles, seeds or other round objects, the dawa defender gains a +1 damage reduction to bludgeoning damage.

Points: The dawa defender decorates himself with pointed objects such as arrowheads, nails and needles. This grants a +1 damage reduction to piercing damage.

Razors Thin slivers of metal, bone fragments or obsidian flakes grant the dawa defender a +1 damage reduction to slashing damage.

At each level, the dawa defender has the choice of selecting a new type of fetish, or by selecting one it already wears, and increasing the corresponding damage reduction by +1.

Now why would you ever choose to gain more than one of the different types of DR since DR works by allowing the thing you have DR for to bypass it. So if you gained DR 1/Bludgeoning then you reduce all non bludgeoning damage by 1 but bludgeoning damage does full damage to you. Now if you take, at 2nd level, the Points option you now have DR 1/Bludgeoning or Slashing meaning that now two things can bypass your DR, which means you are now less resistant to attack instead of more so.

How is that good in any way? Unless I am understanding the ability incorrectly and it actually gives you DR 1/everything except Bludgeoning.

Now the Greater Juju is actually useful if it works how I think it works, it makes it so that the attack has to be magical to bypass your DR.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Sgmendez wrote:
Now why would you ever choose to gain more than one of the different types of DR since DR works by allowing the thing you have DR for to bypass it.

The Dawa has to choose one fetish to use; they may or may not have more than one fetish available based on their choices made as they advanced.

Thus, when facing that ogre, the Dawa would select, say, DR x/piercing, but would put that fetish away quickly when facing that rogue with the rapier.

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber
Sgmendez wrote:

Now why would you ever choose to gain more than one of the different types of DR since DR works by allowing the thing you have DR for to bypass it. So if you gained DR 1/Bludgeoning then you reduce all non bludgeoning damage by 1 but bludgeoning damage does full damage to you. Now if you take, at 2nd level, the Points option you now have DR 1/Bludgeoning or Slashing meaning that now two things can bypass your DR, which means you are now less resistant to attack instead of more so.

How is that good in any way? Unless I am understanding the ability incorrectly and it actually gives you DR 1/everything except Bludgeoning.

Having a) DR 1/bludgeoning, and DR 1/slashing, is not the same as either;

b) DR 1/bludgeoning and slashing, or
c) DR 1/bludgeoning or slashing.

a) gives DR1, when attacked by either a bludgeoning or slashing attack (one DR is effectively worthless, so is ignored; the other, separate DR is checked, and applies).

b) gives DR 1, unless the attack is both bludgeoning and slashing (is there such a weapon? Some sort of hammer-pick? Earthbreaker? I haven't time to look).

c) gives DR 1, unless the attack is either bludgeoning or slashing.

b) and c) are one source of DR, with more complex conditions, a) is two separate sources of DR, and I believe, the intent of the writer is to grant a).


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Snorter wrote:
... unless the attack is both bludgeoning and slashing (is there such a weapon? Some sort of hammer-pick? Earthbreaker? I haven't time to look).

I believe natural weapons such as claws and bites count as both.

Looked it up - and it depends on the type of natural attack - see Natural Attacks, but "bite" and "other" count as bludgeoning/slashing/piercing, while all others are just one or two.

Lantern Lodge

gbonehead wrote:
Sgmendez wrote:
Now why would you ever choose to gain more than one of the different types of DR since DR works by allowing the thing you have DR for to bypass it.

The Dawa has to choose one fetish to use; they may or may not have more than one fetish available based on their choices made as they advanced.

Thus, when facing that ogre, the Dawa would select, say, DR x/piercing, but would put that fetish away quickly when facing that rogue with the rapier.

But no where in the text does it say that you choose to only have one apply. By RAW both apply at all times. The difference between DR 2/B and DR 1/P or S is that the first one reduces all damage except B by 2 and the second one only reduces B damage by 1. So either you stay with one and reduce two types of damage by 2, or you reduce only one type of damage by 1.

Now if it works DR #/P and DR #/S then it mechanically just becomes DR #/- because only a very few weapons deal two types of damage at the same time. (Morningstar is the only one that comes to mind right now with P and B.) Unless you really didn't keep the two DR even in which case it would have probably have been better to just raise one.

And Snorter, what exactly is your post about? I understand how DR works. I guess my confusion was in that the way it is worded it sounds like you get DR 1/S and B, or DR 1/S or B, where I guess you actually get DR 1/S and DR 1/B.

Overall the class seem like an interesting idea but just feels that it gets a little too complicated with all the different types of DR and how they interact.

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber
Sgmendez wrote:
And Snorter, what exactly is your post about? I understand how DR works. I guess my confusion was in that the way it is worded it sounds like you get DR 1/S and B, or DR 1/S or B, where I guess you actually get DR 1/S and DR 1/B.

That's the gist of it, yes.

You can have multiple sources of DR running concurrently; if attacked you check the attack vs the different sources of DR, ignore any that the attack bypasses, and if any remain, apply one (and only one) of the DR values.

Imagine a barbarian with DR 2/- from his class, who is granted DR 10/adamantine from stoneskin.
If he's attacked by a steel weapon, both DR could apply, so he applies DR 10 from the stoneskin (they don't stack).
If he's attacked by an adamantine weapon, it ignores the spell, and so the barbarian applies the back-up DR 2 from his class.

See the PFSRD for more details, here.
Specifically the last paragraph,

PFSRD wrote:
If a creature has damage reduction from more than one source, the two forms of damage reduction do not stack. Instead, the creature gets the benefit of the best damage reduction in a given situation.


Hello all,

Firstly, thanks for the Wayfinder.

I have read the description of the Twinning spell (cleric 4) on d20pfsrd.com, and I have this question: are those "extra attacks" really from "each" weapon held?

For instance, a character with TWF and two Light weapons could make the regular attack sequence (2 attacks) then 4 extra attacks because of the 4 weapons "held"?

I haven't found a reference of this spell in the messageboards, hence the question here.

Thanks all.

Twinning spell:
When making a full attack action, you may make one extra attack with each natural attack or weapon you are holding.

Dark Archive

how do i add this to my cart?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

You can't as it is not available as a physical book (anymore).
But if you click on Add PDF it is added to your Downloads--go there and you can download the PDF.

Ruyan.

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