Wayfinder #8 (PFRPG)

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Created for fans by fans, this issue of the Wayfinder fanzine puts on a tricorne hat and ventures into the wilds of Golarion's coastal seas! Weathered sea captains, fanged beasties, player options and more await for those daring to take part in the Skull & Shackles Adventure Path or any nautical adventure! This free fanzine includes dozens of articles, including original fiction, new monsters, adventures, maps, treasure, poetry—this is just a small portion of what awaits you!

Contributing Authors: Anthony “Template Fu / Map Fu” Adam, Bryan “Balodek” Barnes, Morgan Boehringer, Dylan Brooks, Will Cooper, Ryan Costello, Jr., Paris Crenshaw, Rich “Rebis Ouroboros” Crotty, Andrew Eakett, Russell “Soricel Minoi Mousefeet” Estes, Robert “snorter” Feather, Aaron “Gideon Black” Filipowich, Dawn “Dark Sasha” Fischer, Guy “ulgulanoth” Fox, Jason “Mikaze” Garrett, Christoph Gimmler, Caleb T Gordan, Rob “malikjoker” Gresham, Wojciech “Drejk” Gruchała, Eric “Boxhead” Hindley, Scott “Curaigh” Janke, Derek “Curn Bounder” Johnson, Jeff Lee, Thomas “Kilrex” LeBlanc, John “Moonstonian” Leising, Gary McBride, Will “cheapy” McCardell, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Alexandra Pitchford, John C. “ValmarTheMad” Rock, Liz Smith, Ashton “n’wah” Sperry, Jeffrey Tadlock, Margherita Tramontano, Mike “taig” Welham, Jim Wettstein, Larry “larcifer” Wilhelm, Nick ‘generaltwig’ Volpe, and Sheldon “Rionus Nailo” Zamora-Soon.

Contributing Artists: Becky Barnes, Darran Caldemeyer, Tyler Clarke, Liz Courts, William Dodds, Peter Fairfax, Crystal Frasier, Silvia Gonzalez, Frank Hessefort, Michael Jaecks, James Keegan, Chris Kimball, Danny Krog, Mike Lowe, Dave Mallon, Alex Moore, W. Kristoph Nolen, Brian Patterson, Anna Rigby, Nick Russell, Tanyaporn Sangsnit, Hugo Solis, Ashton Sperry, Colby Stevenson, Matthew Stinson, Sven Fredrik Svensson, Remi Thorensen, Carlos Torreblanca, Todd Westcot, Jim Wettstein, and Stephen Wood.

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Timitius wrote:

Lastly, thank you for reading Wayfinder! Remember, we have EIGHT issues, and they are all free to download, so if you haven't read earlier ones, they are available, and did I mention FREE?

*perks up* Now that's just the sort of thing I like to hear about


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
Ryan. Costello wrote:
N'wah wrote:
HOORAY! My first writing credit!
Congratulations, sir.

As a fellow first time credited contributor, I tip my hat to you. It sure feels good doesn't it?

RPG Superstar 2012

Anthony Adam wrote:
Ryan. Costello wrote:
N'wah wrote:
HOORAY! My first writing credit!
Congratulations, sir.
As a fellow first time credited contributor, I tip my hat to you. It sure feels good doesn't it?

Your work is Template Fu-approved? :)

Liberty's Edge

So much goodness.
I have really enjoyed reading this over the weekend.
You know, just when you think everything that could be created for a game has been created, some very imaginative and talented people dream more more awesomeness. Put that together with some great artwork and layout, all fueled by people who just really enjoy a game/setting, and you get something as great as Wayfinder.

It's just so wonderful to see passion translated into quality work. And it is truly a privilege to have my name associated with it. Great work to all involved.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

And you know what? I know you want to review it, too! C'mon!

Ruyan.

Webstore Gninja Minion

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*sniffle*
So proud of what you've done with Wayfinder, everybody. *happy tears*


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
taig wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
Ryan. Costello wrote:
N'wah wrote:
HOORAY! My first writing credit!
Congratulations, sir.
As a fellow first time credited contributor, I tip my hat to you. It sure feels good doesn't it?
Your work is Template Fu-approved? :)

It was when submitted - but has been edited - hmmm, you make a good point. Fu, wakey wakey, there might be editor food...


Anthony Adam wrote:
taig wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
Ryan. Costello wrote:
N'wah wrote:
HOORAY! My first writing credit!
Congratulations, sir.
As a fellow first time credited contributor, I tip my hat to you. It sure feels good doesn't it?
Your work is Template Fu-approved? :)
It was when submitted - but has been edited - hmmm, you make a good point. Fu, wakey wakey, there might be editor food...

Swooooosh!

I'm on it Master!

*drool*

Sczarni RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32

This is great. Thanks for this opportunity to contribute. Great job on art, editing, cartography, and quality submissions. Most excellent.


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Here's an archetype that was a bit short for this issue. Remember folks, aim for 750 or 1500. Anything less than 750 probably won't be included! This wasn't edited or anything, so if there are any quality issues, blame that.

Shark Shifter:

Respecting the sheer ferocity and bloodlust that sharks throw themselves into, some sahuagin
sought to emulate them to amplify their own fighting prowess. First cultivated near the port city
of Ollo in the Shackles, as time went on, the secrets of the shark shifter have leaked out to even
non-aquatic races, although such a fighting style is extremely rare outside of coastal areas and
island nations.

Shark Shifter (Wolf Shifter archetype)
Hybrid Transformation (Su): Instead of shifting into a hybrid wolf-humanoid form, a shark
shifter turns into a hybrid shark-humanoid form, with features such as a shark-like head, and
shark skin. Instead of the usual bonuses to ability scores, the shark shifter gains a +2 morale
bonus to their Strength and Constitution, as well as a +2 bonus to their natural armor. The shark
shifter’s bite attack instead deals 1d8 points of damage, plus her Strength modifier. Instead of
low light vision, the shark shifter gains scent. While in hybrid transformation, every time she
reduces the duration of holding her breath under water, she reduces it by only half as much
as listed. For example, if the shark shifters make a full-attack underwater, she subtracts half a
round from the amount of time that she can hold her breath underwater. In all other ways this
works like the wolf shifter’s hybrid transformation ability.

Shark Transformation (Su): A shark shifter can take on a shark form. This is like wolf
transformation except as follows. Instead of possessing a speed of 50 feet, the shark shifter
gains a swim speed of 60 feet and instead of the trip creature ability, the shark shifter gains
keen scent and her bite attack increases to 2d8, plus her Strength modifier. While using shark
transformation, the shark shifter loses her base land speed and gains the aquatic subtype. This
ability otherwise modifies wolf transformation.

Shark Empathy (Ex): As wolf empathy, except it only affects fish, not lupine creatures.

Blood Frenzy (Su): At 4th level, the shark shifter flies into a frenzy at the sight or smell of fresh
blood of those she is fighting. Whenever an enemy within 30 feet has a critical hit confirmed
against them, the shark shifter must make a Will saving throw or on their next turn must attempt
to attack or move closer to the enemy who was critically hit. The DC of this Will save is 10 + the
shark shifter’s Charisma modifier. In the case of multiple enemies being critically hit, the shark
shifter must only attempt to attack the enemy who was most recently critically hit. This ability
only works on enemies who have blood.
This ability replaces the rage power gained at 4th level.

Greater Transformation (Su): As the wolf shifter’s ability, except the shark shifter’s morale
bonus to Strength increases to +4, and her bite attack in hybrid form deals 2d6 points of
damage. While in shark transformation, her bite deals a base of 3d6 points of damage.

When transforming into the shark transformation, the shark shifter can choose a megalodon
form instead. The megalodon form causes the shark shifter to gain the same bonuses as a wolf
shifter’s dire wolf form. This ability modifies greater transformation.

Mighty Transformation (Su): At 20th level when a shark shifter transforms into a hybrid
or shark transformation she gains a +8 morale bonus to Strength, a +4 morale bonus to
Constitution, and a +4 bonus to their natural armor. In addition, her bite attack increases to 2d8
points of damage. While in megalodon form, her bite instead increases to 4d8 points of damage.
This ability replaces the wolf shifter’s mighty transformation.

Rage Powers: The following rage powers complement the shark shifter archetype: bestial
swimmer, bleeding blow, powerful blow, raging swimmer, reckless abandon, and roused anger.

The class this archetype is for can be found in Wayfinder #5!


Anthony Adam wrote:
taig wrote:
Anthony Adam wrote:
Ryan. Costello wrote:
N'wah wrote:
HOORAY! My first writing credit!
Congratulations, sir.
As a fellow first time credited contributor, I tip my hat to you. It sure feels good doesn't it?
Your work is Template Fu-approved? :)
It was when submitted - but has been edited - hmmm, you make a good point. Fu, wakey wakey, there might be editor food...

Lemme know if I slipped, since we share an article... P.s., high five on Wayfinder!


With eight issues of Wayfinder and the Chronicler Anthology under it's belt perhaps now is a good time to Kickstart a compilation of everything produced by Paizo Fans United.

Liberty's Edge

Twin Dragons wrote:
With eight issues of Wayfinder and the Chronicler Anthology under it's belt perhaps now is a good time to Kickstart a compilation of everything produced by Paizo Fans United.

I'm not fluent in legalize, but I'm pretty sure that would go against the Community Use License.

Webstore Gninja Minion

Ryan. Costello wrote:
Twin Dragons wrote:
With eight issues of Wayfinder and the Chronicler Anthology under it's belt perhaps now is a good time to Kickstart a compilation of everything produced by Paizo Fans United.
I'm not fluent in legalize, but I'm pretty sure that would go against the Community Use License.

It would.

Sovereign Court

However, it would not be against CUP to put it together without a KS ... though 8 issues of WF and 1 of CA is jumping the gun by a fair amount, I think. Double it and it becomes a possibility ...

EDIT: it would be a serious labor of love though ... that would be a LOT of content ...

Grand Lodge

zylphryx wrote:
However, it would not be against CUP to put it together without a KS ... though 8 issues of WF and 1 of CA is jumping the gun by a fair amount, I think. Double it and it becomes a possibility ...

CA?

Sovereign Court

Chronicler Anthology ... some solid fiction and the second volume should be out by PaizoCon this July.

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

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Product Review? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


I've been meaning to do a quick review and then more in-depth help for the crunch articles, but time keeps on getting away from me.


Same here for the fiction. I just haven't had time to sit down, read, and jot my thoughts. I also have other reviews that I need to get done first.

I'll get there, it just will take me a while.

-Aaron


Nuts. None of my submissions made the cut. Oh well...

Scarab Sages

Berselius wrote:
Nuts. None of my submissions made the cut. Oh well...

Don't be discouraged; neither did my first attempt.

I took a good critical look at what I'd written, worked out where it could be confusing or ambiguous, came back stronger next issue, and made the cut.

Scarab Sages

zylphryx wrote:

However, it would not be against CUP to put it together without a KS ... though 8 issues of WF and 1 of CA is jumping the gun by a fair amount, I think. Double it and it becomes a possibility ...

EDIT: it would be a serious labor of love though ... that would be a LOT of content ...

I think that would crack most people's coffee table, if they had it printed, even softcover.


Timitius wrote:
Product Review? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

Getting there...writing deadlines...house renovations...sideways snow...bleah. If I'm going to do it, I'm going to do it right.


I did a review, I hope that is not bad form?
(I did recuse myself from the fluff stuff).

Dark Archive

I do find myself wishing that people had more to say about the short stories, which are a decent portion of the 'zine too. Ah well.:(

Liberty's Edge

Curaigh wrote:

I did a review, I hope that is not bad form?

(I did recuse myself from the fluff stuff).

Bad form? It is exactly what the people who contribute to Wayfinder love to see!

I wonder if people who normally review products hesitate to review Wayfinder because they contributed to it or feel biased about it in some way.


When I write my reviews, I try to highlight what I think is the best stuff. There's never been a bad Wayfinder, so it's easy to pick out things that deserve special mention, whether fiction or otherwise. I can promote what I think is a great publication without worrying that it's simply shameless self-promotion. The magazine is always chock full of goodness from other people.

Besides, if I want shameless self-promotion, I just tell people to click on my name and read my profile.

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

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Ryan. Costello wrote:
Curaigh wrote:

I did a review, I hope that is not bad form?

(I did recuse myself from the fluff stuff).

Bad form? It is exactly what the people who contribute to Wayfinder love to see!

I wonder if people who normally review products hesitate to review Wayfinder because they contributed to it or feel biased about it in some way.

Um...please do not hesistate to review the magazine. All opinions are wanted. Even if you contributed something, there is a LOT of content that your fellow contributors provided as well, and THEY want to hear what you think as much as YOU want to hear what they think.

Feedback is crucial. It lets people know that their work is getting SEEN, and that others have thoughts/opinions about it.

So, yes, review the issues. Tell us what you really liked, and what you didn't like.


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As a first time contributor, it really is a thrill to see my submission make the cut. For those of you that might be interested in how Caller's Rise came together, I've put together some notes here.

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

TWO REVIEWS, AH AH AH!

Thanks Thomas for the extensive review!

Dark Archive

There are plenty of fiction authors in this issue who would looooooove to hear thoughts about their stories :)


Then write one and hope others follow suit :)

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

Cheapy wrote:
Then write one and hope others follow suit :)

Cheapy brings up a good point. Just because you've contributed does not disqualify your review. There is a whole lot more to the issue than your article, so feel free to review it. Then, maybe another contributor will review YOUR article.

It could happen.

I think the only person that IS disqualified from reviewing the issue is ME. ;-)


Alexandra Pitchford wrote:
There are plenty of fiction authors in this issue who would looooooove to hear thoughts about their stories :)

Alexandra, I'll get there. I just need to find the time to read them. Wayfinder #8 has been sitting on my desktop since it came out. There is a Notepad right underneath it with all the fiction entries listed out. I just haven't got there yet...

-Aaron

Sovereign Court Wayfinder, PaizoCon Founder

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Now a 2013 ENnie nominee!!

And still FREE!

RPG Superstar 2012

Congratulations on the nomination!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

Excellent job!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Yeah! Gogogo, PFU!


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I just realized that if this wins, I will have an ENnie! And, well, everyone else who contributed :D

no one correct me


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Cheapy wrote:

I just realized that if this wins, I will have an ENnie! And, well, everyone else who contributed :D

no one correct me

I'm thinkin' the same thing. :P


I'm touched that you thought to yourself "Man, if Wayfinder #8 wins an ENnie, then that means that Cheapy chap will have an ENnie."!

Silver Crusade

ENnie shards for everyone!(but mostly Timitus and the core Wayfinder crew that lasso this hurricane twice a year) :D


We could set it up as a time-share based on each person's word count in the publication.

Sczarni RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32

I just want an ENnie cookie. Others and keep the cool trophy.


I want to put the words "ENnie winner" beside my name^^


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

As one of the many contributors, I want a photograph (size of a typical Paizo module), with stylish frame (following #8 theme) showing whoever accepts the price at GenCon. This or a special printed edition.
*grins*

Ruyan.

Shadow Lodge

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There was a limited run printed and available at PaizoCon.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I'm still working being at two different locations at the same time...
Hope, you were one of the lucky few being able to grab a copy, Balodek!

Ruyan.

Webstore Gninja Minion

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The remainder of the copies will be placed up for sale (proceeds to go to printing Wayfinder). :)

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