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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
What's a popular snack among drow?
Elf lips.

From actual elves?

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Rysky wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
What's a popular snack among drow?
Elf lips.
From actual elves?

Yes. Harvested in a way that they get to stay alive and conscious while they watch their lips being snacked on. Because drow are evil, and they gotta work to keep that badge.


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How would drow react if they find out that the elf lips they have been eating actually came from drow?

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David knott 242 wrote:


How would drow react if they find out that the elf lips they have been eating actually came from drow?

With amusement before ordering seconds.

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Favourite Succubi snack?

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While on topic of food industry, do devils have their own fast food chain in hell?

Anyhoo, wanted to ask about Dragonfall too: are Arcanatons non canon? I thought magic elementa or living/sentient/sapient magic was cool idea.

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CorvusMask wrote:
While on topic of food industry, do devils have their own fast food chain in hell?

McDonald's and Starbucks

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Did I say favourite Succubi snack? I meant Arushalae in particular :3

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Rysky wrote:
Favourite Succubi snack?

Soul.

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CorvusMask wrote:

While on topic of food industry, do devils have their own fast food chain in hell?

Anyhoo, wanted to ask about Dragonfall too: are Arcanatons non canon? I thought magic elementa or living/sentient/sapient magic was cool idea.

No to both.

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Rysky wrote:
Did I say favourite Succubi snack? I meant Arushalae in particular :3

Mints.

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ckdragons wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
While on topic of food industry, do devils have their own fast food chain in hell?
McDonald's and Starbucks

Please avoid posting to this thread unless you've got questions so things can stay on topic—and please try to limit questions to ones that aren't just goofy jokes.

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How involved with the Wrath game are you going to be?


Hi James,
So Samsarans are my second favorite race after androids.
I recall that in PF1 all Samsarans where female, and i recall you saying on the twitch stream, PC races would most likely be dual sexed.

does this mean
1. no pc Samsaran race in PF or
2. Samsarans will be retconned in have two sexes and be a pc or
3. Samsarans will just be an exception to the PC race rule

I'm hoping for option 3 or 1.

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Rysky wrote:
How involved with the Wrath game are you going to be?

About the same as I was with Kingmaker. I'll be involved with approvals and helping to guide things along but won't be writing any of the new content or actually making the the game a game.

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ikarinokami wrote:

Hi James,

So Samsarans are my second favorite race after androids.
I recall that in PF1 all Samsarans where female, and i recall you saying on the twitch stream, PC races would most likely be dual sexed.

does this mean
1. no pc Samsaran race in PF or
2. Samsarans will be retconned in have two sexes and be a pc or
3. Samsarans will just be an exception to the PC race rule

I'm hoping for option 3 or 1.

Samsarans have the same genders as humans, and always have. I'm not sure where we've said that all samsarans were female in 1st edition, but if we did, it was an error.

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They may be thinking of changelings?


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You once said you don't like the Hellknight Order of the Pike. Can you tell me why?

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Losonti wrote:
They may be thinking of changelings?

Perhaps. There are male changelings now though. They're just not as common.

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Aenigma wrote:
You once said you don't like the Hellknight Order of the Pike. Can you tell me why?

I don't recall saying that ever. I don't recall the context of me saying it if I did. At this point, I have neither good nor bad feelings toward the Order of the Pike. They're not on my radar, really, in the same way ones like Order of the Nail or Order of the Gate or Order of the Godclaw are.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
How involved with the Wrath game are you going to be?
About the same as I was with Kingmaker. I'll be involved with approvals and helping to guide things along but won't be writing any of the new content or actually making the the game a game.

Are you looking forward to it?


You said that in this post. I was very curious because I like the Order of the Pike pretty much.

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“Meh” means indifferent.


Have you had a chance to play the Kingmaker video game?

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Beroli wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Rysky wrote:
How involved with the Wrath game are you going to be?
About the same as I was with Kingmaker. I'll be involved with approvals and helping to guide things along but won't be writing any of the new content or actually making the the game a game.
Are you looking forward to it?

Absolutely.

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Aenigma wrote:
You said that in this post. I was very curious because I like the Order of the Pike pretty much.

First of all, whether or not I like something should have no impact on whether or not you do. We specifically aim for all of the Pathfinder content we publish to have a huge range of options, not just the options any one person prefers. That's the whole point of building a game for the world to enjoy rather than just me. :-)

And second of all, my actual answer to the question as to whether or not I like the Order of the Pike any was "Meh." Which comes from the Simpsons, as a verbal way of shrugging. I use "Meh" not as a synonym for "I HATE IT" or "I LOVE IT" but as a way of saying "I have no real opinion about the topic. I'm ambivalent toward it. In the case of the Order of the Pike, I'm ambivalent toward them because I've never read anythign about them and had no involvement in creating them.

Just because I don't love something doesn't mean I hate it. There's a wide range between love and hate.

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Kelseus wrote:
Have you had a chance to play the Kingmaker video game?

I have. I haven't finished it. Got to about 16th or 17th level, in the House at the End of Time. I should go back and finish it up before the new game comes out! :P


In Second Edition, casting a cantrip doesn't use up your spell slots. You can cast a cantrip at will, any number of times per day. But the table for spells per day on page 193 or 205 of Second Edition Core Rulebook says the number of cantrips per day is 5. I'm not sure. Does that mean a level 20 sorcerer can only cast 5 cantrips per day?

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Aenigma wrote:
In Second Edition, casting a cantrip doesn't use up your spell slots. You can cast a cantrip at will, any number of times per day. But the table for spells per day on page 193 or 205 of Second Edition Core Rulebook says the number of cantrips per day is 5. I'm not sure. Does that mean a level 20 sorcerer can only cast 5 cantrips per day?

That table lists how many spells you can have prepared at one time, or how many spell slots you have at one time. It doesn't list how often you can cast them. For cantrips, it merely tells you how many you can have prepared/access to at one time. You can still cast those cantrips as often as you want.


In First Edition, bards and sorcerers had not only the table for spells per day, but also the table for spells known. But in Second Edition I cannot find the table for spells known. Where is it in Second Edition Core Rulebook?

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Aenigma wrote:
In First Edition, bards and sorcerers had not only the table for spells per day, but also the table for spells known. But in Second Edition I cannot find the table for spells known. Where is it in Second Edition Core Rulebook?

Spells known and spells per day are the same.

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Losonti wrote:

Every time you get a new spell per day, you add another spell to your repertoire. So a level 2 sorcerer going to level 3 learns 3 2nd level spells, one of which is from their bloodline. A sorcerer starts play with 4 cantrips from their bloodline's tradition, plus another cantrip from the bloodline itself. So, they can cast as many cantrips per day as they want, but they only know 5. They can swap a spell out of their repertoire every level as well as long as it isn't a bloodline spell.

Does that help?

Edit: Page 190, check the section for spell repertoire.

In this thread, please let me do the answering, otherwise the thread gets cluttered and goes off topic. Thanks!


I read the Windsong Testaments. I was very impressed by them. I wish to ask some questions regarding the testaments. Desna opened the Gossamer King's cocoon and thus he was born prematurely. What would have happened if Desna didn't open his cocoon? Would he have become more powerful? Would he have become a good and benevolent god instead of an evil and malevolent one?

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Aenigma wrote:
I read the Windsong Testaments. I was very impressed by them. I wish to ask some questions regarding the testaments. Desna opened the Gossamer King's cocoon and thus he was born prematurely. What would have happened if Desna didn't open his cocoon? Would he have become more powerful? Would he have become a good and benevolent god instead of an evil and malevolent one?

I'm glad you're enjoying the Windsong Testaments!

That said...

What would have become of Ghlaunder had Desna never released him is unknown and unrevealed and unnecessary.

When I tell stories, I'm interested in the story itself, and generally don't spend much time building what-if versions of that story in which other choices or events play out. If I did, I'd never actually finish a story, since there's an infinite number of potential story variations.


Ghlaunder began to attack Desna right after he was born. Was he angry because Desna forcefully made him be born prematurely? Does he still loathe her for her interruption of his sleep?

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Aenigma wrote:
Ghlaunder began to attack Desna right after he was born. Was he angry because Desna forcefully made him be born prematurely? Does he still loathe her for her interruption of his sleep?

He attacked her because he's evil and saw a chance to do something awful the instant he was released. He doesn't hate her for interrupting her sleep. He loathes her because he detests goodness and wants to see it all become parasitized.


At first I thought Desna was not able to kill Ghlaunder because he was so powerful. But later, while I was reading The Three Fears of Pharasma I found out that Desna is the second oldest being in the multiverse(the first oldest being would be Pharasma, of course). Then she must be much more powerful than Ghlaunder, right?

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Aenigma wrote:
At first I thought Desna was not able to kill Ghlaunder because he was so powerful. But later, while I was reading The Three Fears of Pharasma I found out that Desna is the second oldest being in the multiverse(the first oldest being would be Pharasma, of course). Then she must be much more powerful than Ghlaunder, right?

The whole point of the Desna story is that she DIDN'T kill Ghlaunder even though she could have.

Being "more powerful" doesn't always mean "will always kill their enemies." In fact, it's arguably even more impressive if a powerful being doesn't kill an enemy and lets them go.


After Dou-Bral abandoned his faithful and reality alike, the prayers of Dou-Bral's faithful went unheard. Does that mean after he left reality for the Dark Tapestry, his clerics were not able to cast divine spells anymore?

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After Dou-Bral abandoned his faithful and reality alike, the prayers of Dou-Bral's faithful went unheard. Does that mean after he left reality for the Dark Tapestry, his clerics were not able to cast divine spells anymore?

First off... he didn't do anything with the Dark Tapestry at all. He went beyond the Great Beyond itself. The Dark Tapestry had nothing to do with it.

And correct; once he abandoned his clerics, they lost the ability to cast divine spells. Many of them switched faith to Shelyn or other deities, but those who didn't never regained their clerical powers.


Did Dou-Bral's reincarnation into Zon-Kuthon happen before Rovagug's imprisonment or after it?

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Aenigma wrote:
Did Dou-Bral's reincarnation into Zon-Kuthon happen before Rovagug's imprisonment or after it?

After.


A cycle of death and rebirth taken place outside of the auspices of Pharasma herself, Dou-Bral ended and Zon-Kuthon began. Does this mean that even Pharasma doesn't fully know what happened to Dou-Bral?

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Aenigma wrote:
A cycle of death and rebirth taken place outside of the auspices of Pharasma herself, Dou-Bral ended and Zon-Kuthon began. Does this mean that even Pharasma doesn't fully know what happened to Dou-Bral?

Pharasma doesn't know everything. She doesn't know what happened to Dou-Bral.

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Are there any deities Zon-zon regularly interacts with?


According to the art on page 240 of Inner Sea World Guide, the outermost area of the Great Beyond is the Abyss. Since the Abyss seems infinite, I thought that there is no such a thing like the outside of the Great Beyond. But On Family Bonds clearly said that Dou-Bral emerged into the Beyond Beyond. Does that mean the Abyss is finite and there is something outside the Abyss, or the Great Beyond?


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Hi JJ!

I have a question about Lost Omens, and you do know when that happens eventually you're the one I think about asking! ;)

But first - kudos to Paizo and Owlcat for the Wrath of the Righteous game! I'm sure this will be a resounding success for all of you guys (and for us fanbase, by proxy).

Now, question time: on the Reddit community we're discussing the new champions coming out in Advanced Players Guide, and of course the True Neutral champion came up (even though only Evil champions were advertised, but that's how anticipating Paizo products works of course!).

Some of us think that such a champion would want to stop planar beings and extremists of all alignments from disrupting the world and getting out of control (which I agree with)... because too much Good is just as bad as too much Evil.

Now... I've never been able to understand this logic. As I understand it, you can't have too much good. It's never enough. It's not like Order (or Law) and Chaos, which were depicted as equally detrimental to people in Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion series like Elric, Hawkmoon and so on (I haven't read much more, but I think I get the gist).

Good and evil... do you think PF's Neutral champion will want to oppose "too much good"? I can see them opposing good planar beings, because even good celestials can make mistakes, get careless, overwhelm mortals, disrupt the Great Beyond, but Good-as-a-concept?

Why would anyone ever want to limit Good?

What do you think, is there a point to opposing the victory of Good? Would a Neutral champion acting against both Good and Evil (and Law and Chaos) make sense, at least in Lost Omens, and if so, how?

(Of course I'm not asking for previews - if you can answer it's all fine and dandy, but if you must tell me I'll have to wait, hey, that's cool too).

Thank you JJ,

(I'm compiling an archive with your answers regarding various parts of the setting that directly interest me and my group btw, and you rock!),

Yours,

Ros-

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Rysky wrote:
Are there any deities Zon-zon regularly interacts with?

Not really. Part of him being the god of envy, loss, and pain is that he doesn't have much regular interaction with other deities. His faith does, particularly with the faith of Asmodeus or the velstrac deimgods. Not so much Zon-Kuthon himself.

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Quick question regarding Ghlaunder, or more "Ghlaunder-adjacent" stuff: who's the best deity to put your faith in if you think parasitoid critters are cool and respect the role they fill in nature, but don't wanna follow Ghlaunder's example and be actively evil? Like, someone who may seem a little creepy and keep leeches, cockroaches and spiders as pets, but more because they love all living things, even and perhaps especially ones that others find gross?

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