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Who is your favorite actor from Stranger Things (you can go by season if you have different favorites for each season.


Ragash wrote:

Hi Mr. Jacobs

i've a question about "Immediate Actions"

a creature flat-footed cannot takes immediate action, cause it cannot "react to a blow".

so a creature has to be able to "see" an enemy to beneficiate from an immediate action?

for example:

>No surprise/first round<

a rogue using stealth (beating the mage perception) shoot a dart from his crossbow to the mage for a sneak attack

would the mage be allowed to use "Emergency Force Sphere" to interrupt the attack?

Thank you, and keep up with the great work!

Sorry to auto-quoting, cannot edit the post and i noticied that my question was not clear enough:

> the scene is happening not during surprire round, or the first round

> what if the Mage is totally unaware of the Rogue?
> and if the Mage is simply aware of presence?

Thanks!

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The Recorder wrote:
What alignment would you say Shimye-Magalla is?

I wouldn't. I'm trying to phase that out of the game, since it's not really how our deities work.

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The Recorder wrote:
What is the favoured weapon of Shimye-Magalla?

It's not a deity and thus doesn't do favored weapons, plus see above.

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Ragash wrote:

Hi Mr. Jacobs

i've a question about "Immediate Actions"

a creature flat-footed cannot takes immediate action, cause it cannot "react to a blow".

so a creature has to be able to "see" an enemy to beneficiate from an immediate action?

for example:

>No surprise/first round<

a rogue using stealth (beating the mage perception) shoot a dart from his crossbow to the mage for a sneak attack

would the mage be allowed to use "Emergency Force Sphere" to interrupt the attack?

Thank you, and keep up with the great work!

Please ask rules questions in the rules forums. I don't answer rules questions here.

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AlgaeNymph wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Secane wrote:

If you found yourself appearing in Golarion's past, before a world changing event (that you are familiar with) is to occur.

Would you use your knowledge to intervene?

No.
Because...?

Because of the countless stories I've read and seen and watched, whenever this plot happens, it ends poorly for the person who's trying to change things.

Plus also, you're basically asking me to change events that I created or helped create for the setting. I didn't create those events because I didn't like them and wanted to change them. I created and helped create them specifically to build the setting.

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captain yesterday wrote:
Who is your favorite actor from Stranger Things (you can go by season if you have different favorites for each season.

Millie Bobby Brown.

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Ragash wrote:
Ragash wrote:

Hi Mr. Jacobs

i've a question about "Immediate Actions"

a creature flat-footed cannot takes immediate action, cause it cannot "react to a blow".

so a creature has to be able to "see" an enemy to beneficiate from an immediate action?

for example:

>No surprise/first round<

a rogue using stealth (beating the mage perception) shoot a dart from his crossbow to the mage for a sneak attack

would the mage be allowed to use "Emergency Force Sphere" to interrupt the attack?

Thank you, and keep up with the great work!

Sorry to auto-quoting, cannot edit the post and i noticied that my question was not clear enough:

> the scene is happening not during surprire round, or the first round

> what if the Mage is totally unaware of the Rogue?
> and if the Mage is simply aware of presence?

Thanks!

Again, this isn't the place for asking rules questions. I don't answer rules questions because it confuses people, whether they're employees at Paizo or gamers reading this thread. Rules questions must be asked of the design team only.


Hi JJ,

Can I know if there is a specific reason why these two feats are treated differently?

Elemental Focus
Benefit: Choose one energy type (acid, cold, electricity, or fire). Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against spells that deal damage of the energy type you select.

Poison Focus
Benefit(s): The save DC of any poison you craft with Craft (alchemy) and any spells you cast with the poison descriptor increases by 1. This bonus doesn’t stack with the bonus granted by Spell Focus.

The first is added with Spell Focus, while the second no, why?
Also there is Greater Elemental Focus, but there is no Greater Poison Focus, why?

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Nexo wrote:

Hi JJ,

Can I know if there is a specific reason why these two feats are treated differently?

Elemental Focus
Benefit: Choose one energy type (acid, cold, electricity, or fire). Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against spells that deal damage of the energy type you select.

Poison Focus
Benefit(s): The save DC of any poison you craft with Craft (alchemy) and any spells you cast with the poison descriptor increases by 1. This bonus doesn’t stack with the bonus granted by Spell Focus.

The first is added with Spell Focus, while the second no, why?
Also there is Greater Elemental Focus, but there is no Greater Poison Focus, why?

Because they're all different feats.


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Nexo wrote:

Hi JJ,

Can I know if there is a specific reason why these two feats are treated differently?

Elemental Focus
Benefit: Choose one energy type (acid, cold, electricity, or fire). Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against spells that deal damage of the energy type you select.

Poison Focus
Benefit(s): The save DC of any poison you craft with Craft (alchemy) and any spells you cast with the poison descriptor increases by 1. This bonus doesn’t stack with the bonus granted by Spell Focus.

The first is added with Spell Focus, while the second no, why?
Also there is Greater Elemental Focus, but there is no Greater Poison Focus, why?

Because they're all different feats.

Yes, I understood that they are two different feats.

Considering that fire and poison are both spell descriptors and, in my opinion, it makes no sense that in one case the bonus stack Spell Focus while in the other case, no.

So I asked myself if there was any mechanical motivation for which it was possible to increase the DC of a fire spell up to +4 (thanks to Spell Focus, Greater Spell Focus, Elemental Focus and Greater Elemental Focus), but not the DC of a poison spell.

Thanks in advance

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Nexo wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Nexo wrote:

Hi JJ,

Can I know if there is a specific reason why these two feats are treated differently?

Elemental Focus
Benefit: Choose one energy type (acid, cold, electricity, or fire). Add +1 to the Difficulty Class for all saving throws against spells that deal damage of the energy type you select.

Poison Focus
Benefit(s): The save DC of any poison you craft with Craft (alchemy) and any spells you cast with the poison descriptor increases by 1. This bonus doesn’t stack with the bonus granted by Spell Focus.

The first is added with Spell Focus, while the second no, why?
Also there is Greater Elemental Focus, but there is no Greater Poison Focus, why?

Because they're all different feats.

Yes, I understood that they are two different feats.

Considering that fire and poison are both spell descriptors and, in my opinion, it makes no sense that in one case the bonus stack Spell Focus while in the other case, no.

So I asked myself if there was any mechanical motivation for which it was possible to increase the DC of a fire spell up to +4 (thanks to Spell Focus, Greater Spell Focus, Elemental Focus and Greater Elemental Focus), but not the DC of a poison spell.

Thanks in advance

Different rules designed and developed by different people are often different. In any event, if you want actual details, you should ask in the rules forum or in the product thread, since I generally don't answer rules questions here anyway.

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Do you think it would be possible to change the name of this thread to
>>ASK *JAMES JACOBS* ALL YOU NON-RULES RELATED QUESTIONS HERE!<<
I love reading this thread and it seems like some of the clutter could be reduced, maybe.

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Andrew Phillips wrote:

Do you think it would be possible to change the name of this thread to

>>ASK *JAMES JACOBS* ALL YOU NON-RULES RELATED QUESTIONS HERE!<<
I love reading this thread and it seems like some of the clutter could be reduced, maybe.

It's possible.


Who is more charismatic? Sorshen or Nocticula?

Return/SS spoiler question:
I am curious, if there will be a sidebar in Return of the Runelords for how to handle a PC in Sorshen's body? If not, is there any insight you are willing to offer as to how Sorshen would react to such a PC?


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The Recorder wrote:
What alignment would you say Shimye-Magalla is?
I wouldn't. I'm trying to phase that out of the game, since it's not really how our deities work.

For recording purposes, are there other entities or groups that are being phased out?

E.g.: Like the Orc Cults, Ancestral Spirits, and Shimye-Magalla.

Silver Crusade

James Jacobs wrote:
I wouldn't. I'm trying to phase that out of the game, since it's not really how our deities work.

Why can't they?

Isn't it like how Hanspur works? Ratfolk worship Ashkaelae and non-ratfolk worship Hanspur, but both ways worships the same entity.


Ahh so this is The James Jacobs. The man, the myth, the legend. I have seen you on YouTube, you certainly are a mans man. I am Atalius The Necromancer. The Necromancer of old threads that is. Now enough about me, and more about the Man, the Myth, the Legend. Are there any plans in the future to create a Pathfinder computer game something the likes of say Baldurs Gate or Oblivion? I literally just googled 'Pathfinder Computer Game' and Pathfinder Kingmaker came up :| OK then.... I notice its single player, any plans to make another game which is multiplayer in the future?

It was a pleasure to meet you.

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CrimsonVixen wrote:

Who is more charismatic? Sorshen or Nocticula?

** spoiler omitted **

Nocticula.

Spoiler:
There'll be a lot more than a sidebar on how to handle previous PCs from Shattered Star, Rise of the Runelords, and the rest in Return of the Runelords, including what happens if there's a Sorshen clone. There will very likely be a campaign trait tied to this possibility as well. We'll see.

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The Recorder wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The Recorder wrote:
What alignment would you say Shimye-Magalla is?
I wouldn't. I'm trying to phase that out of the game, since it's not really how our deities work.

For recording purposes, are there other entities or groups that are being phased out?

E.g.: Like the Orc Cults, Ancestral Spirits, and Shimye-Magalla.

Recording purposes? Not sure what you're asking about.

The orc cults remain and we've actually detailed the names of those gods, and in Planar Adventures have even given them a planar realm. They're staying.

Ancestral Spirits remain but aren't things clerics worship since they're not deities—things like oracles and shamans are better ties thematically to them.

The idea of a deity merging with another to form a combo deity is what's not appropriate for Pathfinder—that's not how I prefer deities to work in the game, and thus Shimye-Magalla is not a part of the game we'll be doing much with going forward... or if we DO, it'll loose its ties to Desna and Gozreh entirely and be its own thing.

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Laird IceCubez wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
I wouldn't. I'm trying to phase that out of the game, since it's not really how our deities work.

Why can't they?

Isn't it like how Hanspur works? Ratfolk worship Ashkaelae and non-ratfolk worship Hanspur, but both ways worships the same entity.

They can't because I say so, frankly. That's part of my job as creative director—to set the vision of things like that and to direct the creativity of the setting. Feel free to change things in your game, but folks aren't here to ask about that; they're asking about the baseline campaign setting I work on.

It's not how Hanspur works at all. Hanspur didn't "merge" with another deity to create something new.

Beyond that, and while some have crept into print, I prefer NOT to have deities worshiped by different names. They can have different nicknames, such as Abadar being worshiped as the god of walls and ditches in Tian-Xia, but he's still called Abadar there.

It's unecessarially confusing to rename them. It muddies the waters.

To draw a parallel, it'd be like calling Batman an entirely different name, like "The Mariner", when he fights for justice in the Pacific Ocean islands, and describing him as being a combination of Batman and Aquaman on top of that. It doesn't make sense, and it dilutes what's cool about Batman and Aquaman, and robs everyone of the opportunity to simply make a 3rd character called "The Mariner" who can exist at the same time as Batman and Aquaman without removing them from the scene.

Better to just

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Atalius wrote:

Are there any plans in the future to create a Pathfinder computer game something the likes of say Baldurs Gate or Oblivion? I literally just googled 'Pathfinder Computer Game' and Pathfinder Kingmaker came up :| OK then.... I notice its single player, any plans to make another game which is multiplayer in the future?

It was a pleasure to meet you.

Kingmaker is very much a game in the vein of Baldur's Gate. No plans at this point to make one that's a first person experience like the Elder Scrolls game. No plans to make multiplayer games in the future really either.


James Jacobs wrote:


To draw a parallel, it'd be like calling Batman an entirely different name, like "The Mariner", when he fights for justice in the Pacific Ocean islands, and describing him as being a combination of Batman and Aquaman on top of that. It doesn't make sense, and it dilutes what's cool about Batman and Aquaman, and robs everyone of the opportunity to simply make a 3rd character called "The Mariner" who can exist at the same time as Batman and Aquaman without removing them from the scene.

Better to just

Hello Mister Jacobs,

I respect and fully support your choices for Golarion, i am just curious about one point. Are you aware about the religious syncretism in the Americas ?

As the african slaves and native americans couldn´t worship their gods openly, they found a creative way to do that by dual worshiping catholic saints and furtively inserting their rituals on other religions.

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Draco Bahamut wrote:

I respect and fully support your choices for Golarion, i am just curious about one point. Are you aware about the religious syncretism in the Americas ?

As the african slaves and native americans couldn´t worship their gods openly, they found a creative way to do that by dual worshiping catholic saints and furtively inserting their rituals on other religions.

I'm absolutely aware of it, and you attempting to use a real-world example of shameful, deplorable, historic atrocity to apparently argue me away from my stance on a make-believe religion doesn't really help matters.

Not sure what your point is.

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So it begins* with Rise of the Runelords, and ends with Return of the Runelords, eh? ^w^

*Technically it began with Council of Thieves I suppose, and it’s not ending, I’m just being melodramatic :3

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Rysky wrote:

So it begins* with Rise of the Runelords, and ends with Return of the Runelords, eh? ^w^

*Technically it began with Council of Thieves I suppose, and it’s not ending, I’m just being melodramatic :3

Let's keep things to questions here, and keep in mind that for the next week, I'm not going to be answering questions about the new edition of Pathfinder—you'll need to ask Erik or Jason.

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Okies, my apologies.

What’s Shimmy been up to?

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Rysky wrote:

Okies, my apologies.

What’s Shimmy been up to?

Cat stuff. Most notably, meowing for attention seconds after I turn off the light to go to sleep, meowing again at 4:00 AM and then again at about 6:00 AM for food and/or attention, and then somehow realizing that I'm going to be getting up out of bed in the next few minutes so she then climbs up to fall asleep on my chest and is warm and cuddly.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:

So it begins* with Rise of the Runelords, and ends with Return of the Runelords, eh? ^w^

*Technically it began with Council of Thieves I suppose, and it’s not ending, I’m just being melodramatic :3

Let's keep things to questions here, and keep in mind that for the next week, I'm not going to be answering questions about the new edition of Pathfinder—you'll need to ask Erik or Jason.

The new edition of what now?

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captain yesterday wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:

So it begins* with Rise of the Runelords, and ends with Return of the Runelords, eh? ^w^

*Technically it began with Council of Thieves I suppose, and it’s not ending, I’m just being melodramatic :3

Let's keep things to questions here, and keep in mind that for the next week, I'm not going to be answering questions about the new edition of Pathfinder—you'll need to ask Erik or Jason.
The new edition of what now?

The new edition of Pathfinder.


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James Jacobs wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:

So it begins* with Rise of the Runelords, and ends with Return of the Runelords, eh? ^w^

*Technically it began with Council of Thieves I suppose, and it’s not ending, I’m just being melodramatic :3

Let's keep things to questions here, and keep in mind that for the next week, I'm not going to be answering questions about the new edition of Pathfinder—you'll need to ask Erik or Jason.
The new edition of what now?
The new edition of Pathfinder.

I just saw that, thanks!

That's a pretty big project! Good luck!


Hello James!

So I don't know if anyone at Paizo is into theatre at all, but I was doing some research for an upcoming production of A Man Of No Importance and came to a weird similarity in stories:

Was the real life inspiration for the goddess Sivanah possibly Salome, Oscar Wild's play where he first coined the biblical Salome's belly dance as "The Dance of the Seven Veils?"

Or the Tom Robins book "Skinny Legs and All," where every time Salome drops a veil during her dance, the main character has a epiphany about life?

Just wondering, because the parallels between Sivanah, a mysterious goddess with many identities and exactly 7 veils that uses a Bladed Scarf (since she got John the Baptist beheaded) and is worshiped in Katapesh (who's real world counterparts seem to be based on where belly dancing was invented), and Salome's various incarnations over the years were interesting, even if they weren't intentional.

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Are there any lore changes in the 2nd Edition?


Will all the deities from 1st Edition still be canon in 2E?

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Caliban Ragozine wrote:

Hello James!

So I don't know if anyone at Paizo is into theatre at all, but I was doing some research for an upcoming production of A Man Of No Importance and came to a weird similarity in stories:

Was the real life inspiration for the goddess Sivanah possibly Salome, Oscar Wild's play where he first coined the biblical Salome's belly dance as "The Dance of the Seven Veils?"

Or the Tom Robins book "Skinny Legs and All," where every time Salome drops a veil during her dance, the main character has a epiphany about life?

Just wondering, because the parallels between Sivanah, a mysterious goddess with many identities and exactly 7 veils that uses a Bladed Scarf (since she got John the Baptist beheaded) and is worshiped in Katapesh (who's real world counterparts seem to be based on where belly dancing was invented), and Salome's various incarnations over the years were interesting, even if they weren't intentional.

Sivanah is from my homebrew; in that setting she was a super-powerful thief/illusionist type character who vanished mysteriously and was said to be someone who continued to thief things all along from the shadows; sort of a legendary thief type character.

She wasn't inspired by Salome at all... or at least not directly, since I've never read the play.

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The Recorder wrote:
Will all the deities from 1st Edition still be canon in 2E?

All of the core deities, yes. 99.99% of the other ones, also yes. Plus I suspect we'll pop a few more in there...

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Laird IceCubez wrote:
Are there any lore changes in the 2nd Edition?

Nothing major that most folks will notice... but that said...

We HAVE made errors in our world lore; lapses of judgement or just bad ideas or things we've decided to go a different way with over the course of a decade. So, the edition change is a great time for us to officially excise some minor parts of the setting that don't belong (which we've already more or less done but since they're still in print in this edition, they do confuse folks), no.

It's still the same setting. The transition to 2nd edition from an in-world viewpoint will not be noticeable, similar to how we transitioned from 3.5 to Pathfinder 10 years ago.

There's no "world shaking event" going on, in any event.

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Can you say if there will be any changes to Sargava and the Mwangi Expanse? The Bekyar tribal group in specific? My group was pretty turned off when we found out there was a whole ethnicity of dark-skinned humans in the Africa-equivalent who were explicitly just demon-worshippers.

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I just saw the Sandpoint book! Congratz Directorsaur! Are you excited?


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Looking forward to the 2nd edition playtest! Have you seen the new Hellraiser yet?

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Gark the Goblin wrote:
Can you say if there will be any changes to Sargava and the Mwangi Expanse? The Bekyar tribal group in specific? My group was pretty turned off when we found out there was a whole ethnicity of dark-skinned humans in the Africa-equivalent who were explicitly just demon-worshippers.

One of the things we're hoping to do is address things like that. Not so much by removing the Bekyar and their demon worshiping (there should be evil among all regions, after all, so that heroes have things to fight against), but downplaying them and skewing it more as an exception among some of them and not "all of them are demon worshipers," while simultaneously giving good guy groups more play. Can't go into much more details yet (other than to point out that one of the most powerful nations of all time, the Shory, is a nation of good-aligned Mwangi Expanse folk who we hope to do MUCH more with), but that's a great example of a choice we made 10 years ago that we'd like to change and adjust.

Sargava is hopefully going to skew away from the colonial aspect and the racial tensions and focus more on being a more healthy integrated society as far as culture goes that's wrestling with a shady past while having to work together to protect themselves from aggression beyond their borders (such as via monsters or Cheliax).

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Rysky wrote:
I just saw the Sandpoint book! Congratz Directorsaur! Are you excited?

Not excited, really, as much as nervous that folks will still want to see it and frustrated that it got announced in the shadow of the 2nd edition reveal (and thus will be tough to solicit attention for it) and stressed about its deadlines... but that last one is normal for any book, really.

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Justin Franklin wrote:
Looking forward to the 2nd edition playtest! Have you seen the new Hellraiser yet?

I have. It's probably the 3rd best Hellraiser movie ever. That is not the same as saying it's good. It's pretty awful. But whereas Hellraiser was a 10 and Hellraiser: Hellbound was an 8 that time has not been kind to and is now maybe a 5 or a 6... every other Hellraiser has been a 1 or MAYBE a 2. The new one's a solid 3.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
I just saw the Sandpoint book! Congratz Directorsaur! Are you excited?
Not excited, really, as much as nervous that folks will still want to see it and frustrated that it got announced in the shadow of the 2nd edition reveal (and thus will be tough to solicit attention for it) and stressed about its deadlines... but that last one is normal for any book, really.

*hugs*

I've been wanting to see it for awhile ^w^


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James Jacobs wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Looking forward to the 2nd edition playtest! Have you seen the new Hellraiser yet?
I have. It's probably the 3rd best Hellraiser movie ever. That is not the same as saying it's good. It's pretty awful. But whereas Hellraiser was a 10 and Hellraiser: Hellbound was an 8 that time has not been kind to and is now maybe a 5 or a 6... every other Hellraiser has been a 1 or MAYBE a 2. The new one's a solid 3.

I have a soft spot for Bloodlines for some reason, but as you said it is not good.

Thank you for not having a Time of Troubles change for PF 2.0. I am looking forward to the Sandpoint book, it is a Campaign Setting Book it will be just as useful for PF2.


Evening James,

I'm slowly amusing myself by going through this thread (and getting irked by the forum's foibles when it comes to displaying posts in long threads), when I came across this post of yours from Jan 2011 talking about the sort of expansion books you'd like to do rather than a long sequence of Ultimate Insert-Character-Type-Here books.

James Jacobs wrote:
joela wrote:
Like...?
Psionics, Epic rules, steampunk rules, postapocalyptic rules, monsters as PCs rules, rulebooks for specific themes (horror, comedy, romance), kingdom building books, books about naval/aquatic stuff, books that explore real-world mythologies (like Deities & Demigods), books that give PCs rules for playing deities, etc. There's a LOT of topics out there that aren't just "Here's another collection of player character options!"

Some of these have been done (Occult, Mythic & Horror Adventures, for example) - which of the remaining are ones which you would have most liked to have covered as part of Pathfinder 1.0 if given free reign, but haven't had the chance to?

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dysartes wrote:

Evening James,

I'm slowly amusing myself by going through this thread (and getting irked by the forum's foibles when it comes to displaying posts in long threads), when I came across this post of yours from Jan 2011 talking about the sort of expansion books you'd like to do rather than a long sequence of Ultimate Insert-Character-Type-Here books.

James Jacobs wrote:
joela wrote:
Like...?
Psionics, Epic rules, steampunk rules, postapocalyptic rules, monsters as PCs rules, rulebooks for specific themes (horror, comedy, romance), kingdom building books, books about naval/aquatic stuff, books that explore real-world mythologies (like Deities & Demigods), books that give PCs rules for playing deities, etc. There's a LOT of topics out there that aren't just "Here's another collection of player character options!"
Some of these have been done (Occult, Mythic & Horror Adventures, for example) - which of the remaining are ones which you would have most liked to have covered as part of Pathfinder 1.0 if given free reign, but haven't had the chance to?

A romance/comedy book, maybe titled "Whimsical Adventures" or the like, would have been nice. Comedy and romance is the hardest thing to incorporate into a game without annoying or scandalizing or triggering folks. I think it's harder than horror to incorporate, which is a shame... I wish we lived in a world where we were more accepting of positive things than negative things, but that's not the world we've all built, alas.

As for a Postapocalyptic thing... I think that'd be better suited as a stand-alone game like Starfinder. But I'm biased, considering I've been working, on and off, on that exact type of game for 2 decades now...


Very much looking forward to both Planar Adventures and Sandpoint.

While I recognize the rest of the schedule for what remains of 1st edition Pathfinder is likely set by now, on the off chance voicing myself could make a difference, where would be the best place to make it known that I hope the Dominion of the Black countdown clock to AR 4718 plot thread is addressed before 2nd Edition officially pushes the timeline to AR 4719?

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Belltrap wrote:

Very much looking forward to both Planar Adventures and Sandpoint.

While I recognize the rest of the schedule for what remains of 1st edition Pathfinder is likely set by now, on the off chance voicing myself could make a difference, where would be the best place to make it known that I hope the Dominion of the Black countdown clock to AR 4718 plot thread is addressed before 2nd Edition officially pushes the timeline to AR 4719?

The plot of the playtest adventure, Doomsday Dawn, is all about this exact thing. So no need to make it known for your hopes. We've had that planned for many months already! :-)

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Will the Worldwound be closed in 2nd edition Golarion? If not, will there be some other concession to the fact that Wrath of the Righteous happened?

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