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(It actually explains the teleporting thing in Second Darkness somewhere, but can't seem to find it)

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
You've already stated that the consequences of killing Pharasma would be "beyond apocalyptic" - what would happen if somebody managed to kill the Oinodaemon? How about Groetus?

How do you know the Oinodaemon isn't already dead?

And look at it this way. The death of a relatively young and new deity, Aroden, set up an entire campaign setting. Killing of a deity that's older than humanity? That'd be HUGE. What would happen? Anything could happen.

Anything.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Who's the Oniondemon?

In earlier editions of D&D, the oinodaemon was the "boss" daemon lord, basically. In fact, was kinda the ONLY daemon lord. In Pathfinder, we've been somewhat cagey about who or what is in that role; see Book of the Damned III for more info.

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Ched Greyfell wrote:

Any chance of some sort of agreement with WotC (if that's required) of PDF releases of all the old magazines? I'd like PDFs, for example, of Savage Tide.

Also, what about the big book treatment for Curse of the Crimson Throne, Second Darkness, and Legacy of Fire?

No. That's something WotC would have to do on their own, since they own those materials 100%. And further, Paizo's pretty comfortable being on the licensing end of things, rather than the licensee end.

We DO own all of those, so big books of those are as possible as a Rise of the Runelords one. But when or even IF something like that makes sense for us to do depends on lots of stuff beyond the "would it be cool."

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Samy wrote:

Hey James,

I was looking at the spells Greater Teleport and Interplanetary Teleport.

GT: "This spell functions like teleport, except that there is no range limit"

IT: "This spell functions as teleport, except there is truly no range limit "

What's the difference between "no range límit" and "truly no range limit"?

The difference is that greater teleport was built for a game (D&D) that didn't include other planets as a part of the core assumption of the game.

Pathifnder does, and we wanted to keep interplanetary travel more special than just a 7th level spell.

The difference is, if we were to rebuild the game today, that "greater teleport" would have a range limit of "planetary." And that's how it DOES work on Golarion.

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Who's the Oniondemon?
In earlier editions of D&D, the oinodaemon was the "boss" daemon lord, basically. In fact, was kinda the ONLY daemon lord. In Pathfinder, we've been somewhat cagey about who or what is in that role; see Book of the Damned III for more info.

Oh, I thought he was a demon of onions! :P

Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?

Liberty's Edge

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James Jacobs wrote:
The difference is, if we were to rebuild the game today, that "greater teleport" would have a range limit of "planetary." And that's how it DOES work on Golarion.

Does that mean that currently, "greater teleport" (in Core, beyond Golarion), has an interplanetary range?

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?

I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

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Samy wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The difference is, if we were to rebuild the game today, that "greater teleport" would have a range limit of "planetary." And that's how it DOES work on Golarion.
Does that mean that currently, "greater teleport" (in Core, beyond Golarion), has an interplanetary range?

No. Because interplanetary teleport is in one of the hardcovers as well. It's the base assumption as far as I'm concerned.


James Jacobs wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
You've already stated that the consequences of killing Pharasma would be "beyond apocalyptic" - what would happen if somebody managed to kill the Oinodaemon? How about Groetus?

How do you know the Oinodaemon isn't already dead?

And look at it this way. The death of a relatively young and new deity, Aroden, set up an entire campaign setting. Killing of a deity that's older than humanity? That'd be HUGE. What would happen? Anything could happen.

Anything.

Hmmm... anything?

Say... Cthulhu in a frilly pink tress attending a tea party with a body-builder version of Pinkachu, Sheldon Cooper, Falcor the Luck Dragon and Macho Man Randy Savage?

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Tels wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
You've already stated that the consequences of killing Pharasma would be "beyond apocalyptic" - what would happen if somebody managed to kill the Oinodaemon? How about Groetus?

How do you know the Oinodaemon isn't already dead?

And look at it this way. The death of a relatively young and new deity, Aroden, set up an entire campaign setting. Killing of a deity that's older than humanity? That'd be HUGE. What would happen? Anything could happen.

Anything.

Hmmm... anything?

Say... Cthulhu in a frilly pink tress attending a tea party with a body-builder version of Pinkachu, Sheldon Cooper, Falcor the Luck Dragon and Macho Man Randy Savage?

If that's the kind of game you want to run, sure.


How about a Book of Traits. Book of Feats. Big Book of Classes and Archetypes. Mostly reprints, but include errata, fix typos, and maybe a little new stuff.

I'd buy one of each.....


James Jacobs wrote:
Tels wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
You've already stated that the consequences of killing Pharasma would be "beyond apocalyptic" - what would happen if somebody managed to kill the Oinodaemon? How about Groetus?

How do you know the Oinodaemon isn't already dead?

And look at it this way. The death of a relatively young and new deity, Aroden, set up an entire campaign setting. Killing of a deity that's older than humanity? That'd be HUGE. What would happen? Anything could happen.

Anything.

Hmmm... anything?

Say... Cthulhu in a frilly pink tress attending a tea party with a body-builder version of Pinkachu, Sheldon Cooper, Falcor the Luck Dragon and Macho Man Randy Savage?

If that's the kind of game you want to run, sure.

I don't know about you, but I'd probably need a significant amount of drugs to find such a game attractive to my sensibilities.

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DrDeth wrote:

How about a Book of Traits. Book of Feats. Big Book of Classes and Archetypes. Mostly reprints, but include errata, fix typos, and maybe a little new stuff.

I'd buy one of each.....

I'm more interested in story content and world content and monsters. We already do books like you request; things like Ultimate Combat and the Advanced Class Guide and the Player Companion line should provide more than enough traits and feats and classes and archetypes.

A big book that simply gathers all that content together in one big book and "fixes errors" would be a frustrating waste of time in my opinion, since the bigger a book is, the more impossible it is to keep it error free. I'm more interested in the game itself, and playing it, and creating stories for it, and fixing the little errors myself as needed to make those stories work than I am obsessing over chasing a unicorn or other impossibility... such as a book that's error free.

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Tels wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Tels wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
You've already stated that the consequences of killing Pharasma would be "beyond apocalyptic" - what would happen if somebody managed to kill the Oinodaemon? How about Groetus?

How do you know the Oinodaemon isn't already dead?

And look at it this way. The death of a relatively young and new deity, Aroden, set up an entire campaign setting. Killing of a deity that's older than humanity? That'd be HUGE. What would happen? Anything could happen.

Anything.

Hmmm... anything?

Say... Cthulhu in a frilly pink tress attending a tea party with a body-builder version of Pinkachu, Sheldon Cooper, Falcor the Luck Dragon and Macho Man Randy Savage?

If that's the kind of game you want to run, sure.
I don't know about you, but I'd probably need a significant amount of drugs to find such a game attractive to my sensibilities.

I'm not sure why you brought the subject up then.


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With the release of Occult Adventures would an interplanetary adventure with the Dominion of the Black as the main antagonists be something you'd like to work on?

Silver Crusade

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James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?
I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

That is cause for concern, but I'm more worried about the fact that in fiction, characters whose powers are things like hypnosis or mind control of some sort are generally villainous in nature.

How does one control people's minds, yet still maintain a Good alignment?

Sovereign Court

James,

Have any of the players in your campaign successfully taken the Test of the Starstone?


Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?
I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

That is cause for concern, but I'm more worried about the fact that in fiction, characters whose powers are things like hypnosis or mind control of some sort are generally villainous in nature.

How does one control people's minds, yet still maintain a Good alignment?

professor Xavier from the x men is not evil and is good and he controls people's minds.

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Berselius wrote:
With the release of Occult Adventures would an interplanetary adventure with the Dominion of the Black as the main antagonists be something you'd like to work on?

That's an adventure plot that didn't require Occult Adventures. We've done quite a lot with the Dominion already. In fact, they've played such a strong role in Iron Gods that I'm not really ready to go back to them anytime soon. We'll see.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?
I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

That is cause for concern, but I'm more worried about the fact that in fiction, characters whose powers are things like hypnosis or mind control of some sort are generally villainous in nature.

How does one control people's minds, yet still maintain a Good alignment?

Mind control isn't inherently good. Turns out, our iconic mesmerist is evil.

It's what you DO with it, I guess. Don't take advantage of those you mind control, and try to limit your control to doing good work with them, I guess. But yeah... it's basically slavery, so it's a lot easier to be evil with it.

I don't see this as a problem though. There's plenty of good guy options. It's okay to have some that skew evil.

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Darius Darrenbar wrote:

James,

Have any of the players in your campaign successfully taken the Test of the Starstone?

Nope. The Starstone isn't from my homebrew setting; it was made up by Erik specifically for Golarion, and I've not yet set a game where the Starstone featured.

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xavier c wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?
I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

That is cause for concern, but I'm more worried about the fact that in fiction, characters whose powers are things like hypnosis or mind control of some sort are generally villainous in nature.

How does one control people's minds, yet still maintain a Good alignment?

professor Xavier from the x men is not evil and is good and he controls people's minds.

There's other examples too.

As I said, I'm not concerned about it.


How do you feel about joining the Legendary Games team for their Legendary Planet AP? Excited? Worried about us not hitting the 50,000 mark? Glad for the chance to use a campaign setting seperate from your own? Unhappy about needing to avoid using your campaign writings?
Presumably not too unhappy, seeing as they convinced you to do it....

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Legendary Mythic Maniac wrote:

How do you feel about joining the Legendary Games team for their Legendary Planet AP? Excited? Worried about us not hitting the 50,000 mark? Glad for the chance to use a campaign setting seperate from your own? Unhappy about needing to avoid using your campaign writings?

Presumably not too unhappy, seeing as they convinced you to do it....

I'm looking forward to helping out; it's not going to be a LOT of words—a pretty small chunk overall, in fact, since I'm sorta taking a writing break for now, but I'm delighted that Jason asked me to join the team!

I'm not worried about it hitting the 50,000 mark though. If it does, cool; if it doesn't, it's still made a LOT of money already.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Is it just me or does the new mesmerist class feel kinda problematic considering the inherent disregard for the needs/desires of individuals in its class features?
I haven't really looked at any of the classes for that book in depth yet, so I have no comment other than a vague worry that they might be too complex for their own good when it comes to statting up NPCs in adventures...

That is cause for concern, but I'm more worried about the fact that in fiction, characters whose powers are things like hypnosis or mind control of some sort are generally villainous in nature.

How does one control people's minds, yet still maintain a Good alignment?

Mind control isn't inherently good. Turns out, our iconic mesmerist is evil.

It's what you DO with it, I guess. Don't take advantage of those you mind control, and try to limit your control to doing good work with them, I guess. But yeah... it's basically slavery, so it's a lot easier to be evil with it.

I don't see this as a problem though. There's plenty of good guy options. It's okay to have some that skew evil.

I never said it was inherently good. I meant to imply I felt it was inherently evil, especially after reading this iconic mesmerist's story. *shudder* I've always felt that those kinds of stories where peoples have their minds deteriorate or be messed with are the scariest.

Other than that, though, Occult Adventures is awesome! My only regret is it came out AFTER I joined up with a Carrion Crown game here on the boards. There's SO much Ustalavic-style awesomeness I could get up to with it! :)


James,

When Aroden was alive and his religion was active, did his faith interact much with those of Abadar and Erastil? Did they have mostly positive interactions and agreement, or were there any major disagreements or conflict?


So I successfully managed to integrate 2 of the IP D&D monsters into pathfinder namely Mindflayers and Beholders. I made beholders alien aberrations that get seeded on to planets by meteorite. Basically Great mother is a rogue planet with rings of around her full of seeded meteorites that periodically get hurled toward planets to create hives of beholders. As for mindflayers they are an alien race that are now beholden to the great old ones and spread throughout the galaxy to further their goals. Many powerful mindflayers work for the dominion of the Black in my golarion version. What do you think James?


Would a mega adventure module based on your Sands of the Scorpion God adventure be something you and the other Paizo staff would like to work on putting out in the future? I'm sure alot of people would love to face off against Rahotep! ;) :D

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Soo, was Monster Codex successful? I hope it was, we haven't gotten second NPC codex, but it would be nice to get second Monster Codex at least...

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Out of curiosity, something that I sometime found intriguing was people using different franchise for their in game setting, like dragonlance universe or everquest, even diablo got his own version of the most popular roleplaying game...so did Paizo ever consider acquiring or mixing with one franchise?

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Side Note for you, James:

You can get the anti-charm/possession power of Prot/Evil by buying a clear spindle ioun stone and setting it into a Wayfinder. Cost, 7k. It's the main power people want, of course.

The +2 AC/Saves resistance against Evil would be less then the 14k of buying a ring+2 and Cloak +2 which protect against Neutrals and Good too...

A Necklace of Protection from Evil was statted up for Age of Worms in Dragon Magazine, and given a market price of 30k.

Just giving you precedent to go by.
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Are you aware of the Distant Planets AP being crowdfunded by, I believe, LBJ games, to go world-hopping as part of the AP?

==Aelryinth

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The Golux wrote:

James,

When Aroden was alive and his religion was active, did his faith interact much with those of Abadar and Erastil? Did they have mostly positive interactions and agreement, or were there any major disagreements or conflict?

Of course they did; Aroden's faith was part of the core 20 at that time, and as such, there was a lot of interaction going on between them all. We haven't said much about these interactions though, since it's all past and we focus more on the present.

But that said, I strongly suspect Aroden's lawful neutral faith got along VERY well with Abadar's and pretty well with Erastil's. No major disagreements or conflicts at all.

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The Minis Maniac wrote:
So I successfully managed to integrate 2 of the IP D&D monsters into pathfinder namely Mindflayers and Beholders. I made beholders alien aberrations that get seeded on to planets by meteorite. Basically Great mother is a rogue planet with rings of around her full of seeded meteorites that periodically get hurled toward planets to create hives of beholders. As for mindflayers they are an alien race that are now beholden to the great old ones and spread throughout the galaxy to further their goals. Many powerful mindflayers work for the dominion of the Black in my golarion version. What do you think James?

I was never a fan of the great mother beholder deity concept at all, and mind flayers are lawful whereas the bulk of the Lovecraft stuff is chaotic, so despite the superficial similarities between a mind flayer and Cthulhu, I never saw them as rea.ly making sense working together. Furthermore, the Dominion of the Black is NOT an ally to the Lovecraft stuff, so having mind flayers work for both outfits doesn't make sense to me.

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Berselius wrote:
Would a mega adventure module based on your Sands of the Scorpion God adventure be something you and the other Paizo staff would like to work on putting out in the future? I'm sure alot of people would love to face off against Rahotep! ;) :D

While I would LOVE to put out "Shadows Under Sandpoint" as a mega adventure or even a full on adventure path, I would not love to do so with Sands of the Scorpion God, because that part of the campaign was an already-published adventure. AKA: just buy the 3.5 version of Necropolis and you have all the materials I had to start converting it over.

Since it's already published and we don't own the rights to it... it's not gonna be a Paizo product.

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CorvusMask wrote:
Soo, was Monster Codex successful? I hope it was, we haven't gotten second NPC codex, but it would be nice to get second Monster Codex at least...

All of our hardcover books are successful. That's hardly the only thing we use to measure whether or not we want to do others in that line, though. Personally, I'm MUCH more interested in doing Bestiaries.

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Eltacolibre wrote:
Out of curiosity, something that I sometime found intriguing was people using different franchise for their in game setting, like dragonlance universe or everquest, even diablo got his own version of the most popular roleplaying game...so did Paizo ever consider acquiring or mixing with one franchise?

Nope. Not yet. We're pretty happy with and busy with Golarion.

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Aelryinth wrote:

Side Note for you, James:

You can get the anti-charm/possession power of Prot/Evil by buying a clear spindle ioun stone and setting it into a Wayfinder. Cost, 7k. It's the main power people want, of course.

The +2 AC/Saves resistance against Evil would be less then the 14k of buying a ring+2 and Cloak +2 which protect against Neutrals and Good too...

A Necklace of Protection from Evil was statted up for Age of Worms in Dragon Magazine, and given a market price of 30k.

Just giving you precedent to go by.
-------------------------------
Are you aware of the Distant Planets AP being crowdfunded by, I believe, LBJ games, to go world-hopping as part of the AP?

==Aelryinth

That's not a precedent so much as some sneaky rules shenanigans as far as I'm concerned. But the neckalce of protection from evil is indeed the one that I was sorta remembering, and 30k sounds about right for something that powerful to me.

I don't really have the time or energy to keep track of or up to date on all the various 3rd party games being built out there. I assume you meant LPJ games and not LBJ though? Whoever it is... I hope/assume that they're not trying to use our IP...

Liberty's Edge

James Jacobs wrote:
The Starstone isn't from my homebrew setting; it was made up by Erik specifically for Golarion,

Am I correct in understanding from this post that "your" Sandpoint isn't on Golarion? If so, could you please give a quick rundown on some similarities and differences between the world on which your Sandpoint exists and Golarion, and in particular where those differences touch on Sandpoint?

Liberty's Edge

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James Jacobs wrote:
I don't really have the time or energy to keep track of or up to date on all the various 3rd party games being built out there. I assume you meant LPJ games and not LBJ though? Whoever it is... I hope/assume that they're not trying to use our IP...

I suspect Aelryinth is thinking of the Legendary Planet AP.


I'm not sure if this exists, but if it doesn't, I'm thinking about making a custom spell available for my players. Something that can transfer an enchantment from one weapon or armor to another, so that if players for example find some adamantine armor, they can move their +2 light fortification from their old armor to it, or they can take the +2 flaming from a whip they found and put it on the longsword they're proficient in, etc.

I'm thinking of staggered levels...

1) a lesser version that works to a certain power level max and has an expensive material component (but nothing unreasonable so you wouldn't use the spell)

2), a regular version that hits the lesser version's limit with no material components, or has no limit except it that it can't do artifacts when you use an expensive material component

3) a greater version with no material components for anything that isn't an artifact, but can move an artifact's essence to another equivalent item type for a cost.

What level spell do you think these spells should be? What types of casters would it fit the list of best? How much do you think would be a reasonable cost for these spells' components?

Sovereign Court

James,

Really loving this last batch of iconics, enjoyed reading Meligaster background. Any plans to introduce any more iconics with familial ties to any of the previous?


Do you like magic tricks? If so, you should see this one.


If Blizzard somehow bought Paizo (or if Paizo somehow bought Blizzard), both Golarion and Azeroth feature sci-fi stuff and fantasy stuff.
1- Do you think there was a possible compatibility enought to have an adventure path visiting Kalimdor or a WOW expansion in Varisia ?
2- You already worked with both settings, you would like such crossover or fight against it ?
3- If the Alliance and the Horde came to Golarion, who they would allie with ?
4- Who they both would war against ?

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thegreenteagamer wrote:

I'm not sure if this exists, but if it doesn't, I'm thinking about making a custom spell available for my players. Something that can transfer an enchantment from one weapon or armor to another, so that if players for example find some adamantine armor, they can move their +2 light fortification from their old armor to it, or they can take the +2 flaming from a whip they found and put it on the longsword they're proficient in, etc.

I'm thinking of staggered levels...

1) a lesser version that works to a certain power level max and has an expensive material component (but nothing unreasonable so you wouldn't use the spell)

2), a regular version that hits the lesser version's limit with no material components, or has no limit except it that it can't do artifacts when you use an expensive material component

3) a greater version with no material components for anything that isn't an artifact, but can move an artifact's essence to another equivalent item type for a cost.

What level spell do you think these spells should be? What types of casters would it fit the list of best? How much do you think would be a reasonable cost for these spells' components?

I don't think it should be a spell at all. Rather this is essentially a variation on basic magic item enchantment so relevant feats should be involved. And it should always have a cost based as an item upgrade for the target item.

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Luke Styer wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The Starstone isn't from my homebrew setting; it was made up by Erik specifically for Golarion,
Am I correct in understanding from this post that "your" Sandpoint isn't on Golarion? If so, could you please give a quick rundown on some similarities and differences between the world on which your Sandpoint exists and Golarion, and in particular where those differences touch on Sandpoint?

Nope; you misunderstand.

Sandpoint is indeed in my Homebrew. It never really got fully detailed out until Burnt Offerings, though, but it's essentially the same town in both Golarion and my homebrew, wiht one difference—Sandpoint in my homebrew is on the east coast of the continent, not the west. I fixed that in Golarion.

I was talking about the Starstone in the post you referenced, not Sandpoint.

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thegreenteagamer wrote:

I'm not sure if this exists, but if it doesn't, I'm thinking about making a custom spell available for my players. Something that can transfer an enchantment from one weapon or armor to another, so that if players for example find some adamantine armor, they can move their +2 light fortification from their old armor to it, or they can take the +2 flaming from a whip they found and put it on the longsword they're proficient in, etc.

I'm thinking of staggered levels...

1) a lesser version that works to a certain power level max and has an expensive material component (but nothing unreasonable so you wouldn't use the spell)

2), a regular version that hits the lesser version's limit with no material components, or has no limit except it that it can't do artifacts when you use an expensive material component

3) a greater version with no material components for anything that isn't an artifact, but can move an artifact's essence to another equivalent item type for a cost.

What level spell do you think these spells should be? What types of casters would it fit the list of best? How much do you think would be a reasonable cost for these spells' components?

I think a spell like this is really interesting but it messes with the game's economy a bit. Furthermore, the more common these spells are, the less common weird or unusual magic weapons become, which is a shame from a variety and world-interest viewpoint.

I would include all full spellcasters and most half-spellcasters on the list and no dabblers like paladins. I'd make the spell 5th level with a relatively costly material componet, since I already allow polymorph any object to do this more or less for free.

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Darius Darrenbar wrote:

James,

Really loving this last batch of iconics, enjoyed reading Meligaster background. Any plans to introduce any more iconics with familial ties to any of the previous?

No plans.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Tels wrote:
Do you like magic tricks? If so, you should see this one.

I do like them, but I much prefer to see them live, not on video.

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