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Numeria + Dinosaurs?

Is that the result?

By the way, did you ever own any Dino-Rider toys as a kid?

P.S. I think you have the theme for the Numeria AP now :P


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook Subscriber

I complete forgot about Dino-riders.


James Jacobs wrote:
CBDunkerson wrote:
James, I know you're a dinosaur fan. What do you think of recent evidence that T-Rex and other large Theropods may have been covered in course feathers rather than the 'traditional' scaly appearance? Any chance of vibrantly plumed dinos showing up in Paizo products?
We generally mix it up—sometimes dinosaurs have scales, sometimes feathers, sometimes vibrantly colored, sometimes conservatively colored. Artist preference often comes into play as well.

At the end of the day, Golarion is still a fantasy setting, so if new Science comes out that invalidates your existing fluff ... screw the Science, I have wish!


I have a question. I am very interested in writing adventures and running them. Let's say I've finished running a non Golarion adventure and I'd like to write it up on Google Docs and let people play it for free. Are we allowed to do this and if so, what are the limitations to do it? Thanks for your answer.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Odraude wrote:
I have a question. I am very interested in writing adventures and running them. Let's say I've finished running a non Golarion adventure and I'd like to write it up on Google Docs and let people play it for free. Are we allowed to do this and if so, what are the limitations to do it? Thanks for your answer.

You can do so as long as you don't make any money from it and as long as it complies with the rules of the Community Use license.


James Jacobs wrote:
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Does Golarion have a Santa Claus-esque legend, or for that matter a Santa Claus-esque actual person or organization? (Worldwide network of toymaking fey!)
Probably, but I've not really figured it out yet. And since we don't have a corporation like Coca-Cola to popularize the imagery of a Santa Claus type figure... if there IS something like this, it's probably not something that spans the entire Inner Sea region anyway.

Sounds like the Aspis Consortium could make a large profit by setting up some mythological story to get people to buy their goods. Perhaps also offer a delivery service too for a price.


New Question... I hope it is new and I have not missed it.
Two parts.
One, does a Magus recieve the +3 from Shocking Grasp when using Spellstrike?
Two, if said magus uses elemental spell to change the energy type, does he still recieve the +3 against metal?
As far as I can tell Yes and Yes but there have been several message board and table top arguments about it.


Can you throw a towel over the sensor created by Scrying or Greater Scrying? We're not sure how much substance the sensor actually has.

My oracle has an ally's Greater Scrying sensor (which lasts for hours) following her around, and we were discussing whether she could throw a blanket over it or otherwise cover it if she needed privacy.


I have a Question regarding the Summoner.

How do they gain their Powers?

Every Class has some kind of explanation why they can do what they can do except the Summoner.

Do they have Sorcerer Ancestry? Does it come from their Eidolon? A Patron?

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Von Marshal wrote:

New Question... I hope it is new and I have not missed it.

Two parts.
One, does a Magus recieve the +3 from Shocking Grasp when using Spellstrike?
Two, if said magus uses elemental spell to change the energy type, does he still recieve the +3 against metal?
As far as I can tell Yes and Yes but there have been several message board and table top arguments about it.

1) Yes. Spellstrike doesn't change the rules for the spell itself.

2) Yes, unless the GM rules that doesn't make any sense, which I would agree with.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Zhangar wrote:

Can you throw a towel over the sensor created by Scrying or Greater Scrying? We're not sure how much substance the sensor actually has.

My oracle has an ally's Greater Scrying sensor (which lasts for hours) following her around, and we were discussing whether she could throw a blanket over it or otherwise cover it if she needed privacy.

The sensor created is not solid. A towel just falls through it. You COULD put a box around it though. Or drape a towel over something solid next to the sensor.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Sleet Storm wrote:

I have a Question regarding the Summoner.

How do they gain their Powers?

Every Class has some kind of explanation why they can do what they can do except the Summoner.

Do they have Sorcerer Ancestry? Does it come from their Eidolon? A Patron?

How a summoner gains their powers depends on the Campaign. And likely depends on various things IN the campaign.

My preference is to say that they learn their powers by studying conjuration type magic and by exposing themselves to weird planar energies and by learning tricks from weird outsider and planar forces.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

James Jacobs wrote:
Odraude wrote:
I have a question. I am very interested in writing adventures and running them. Let's say I've finished running a non Golarion adventure and I'd like to write it up on Google Docs and let people play it for free. Are we allowed to do this and if so, what are the limitations to do it? Thanks for your answer.
You can do so as long as you don't make any money from it and as long as it complies with the rules of the Community Use license.

Actually, if you're not using any of our setting material or other Product Identity, you don't need the Community Use Policy, just the OGL. (And if you want to tell people it's compatible with the Pathfinder RPG, you'll also need the Pathfinder RPG Compatibility License.)


Tels wrote:

Numeria + Dinosaurs?

Is that the result?

By the way, did you ever own any Dino-Rider toys as a kid?

P.S. I think you have the theme for the Numeria AP now :P

Just reposting. I ask because my grandma recently pulled some Dino-Rider toys I used to play with out of storage for my nephews. I'm 23 years old and found myself playing with them when they were taking a nap...

[Edit] In case someone asks, I have the smaller triceratops and the larger triceratops. The smaller one has a seat, but no rider, unfortunately. I think I buried him in the yard one day and never found him again.


James what do you think of increased racial diversity in some of the other core races? Such as Dwarves for example, different cultures of dwarves with the same racial statistics.

What do you think of my house rule of making AoE spells measured in volume instead of just spaces? Basically a fireball will take up just as many cubic squares even if fired off in a hallway, so a backdraft effect occurs.


Vic Wertz wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Odraude wrote:
I have a question. I am very interested in writing adventures and running them. Let's say I've finished running a non Golarion adventure and I'd like to write it up on Google Docs and let people play it for free. Are we allowed to do this and if so, what are the limitations to do it? Thanks for your answer.
You can do so as long as you don't make any money from it and as long as it complies with the rules of the Community Use license.
Actually, if you're not using any of our setting material or other Product Identity, you don't need the Community Use Policy, just the OGL. (And if you want to tell people it's compatible with the Pathfinder RPG, you'll also need the Pathfinder RPG Compatibility License.)

Oh my. I had better get cracking on reading everything then. I'm very glad I asked. Thanks James and Vic!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

The Minis Maniac wrote:

James what do you think of increased racial diversity in some of the other core races? Such as Dwarves for example, different cultures of dwarves with the same racial statistics.

What do you think of my house rule of making AoE spells measured in volume instead of just spaces? Basically a fireball will take up just as many cubic squares even if fired off in a hallway, so a backdraft effect occurs.

I think racial diversity in non-human races is cool. We focus so much on humans in Golarion stuff that it often ends up not really showing up in the non humans we do... but it happens now and then.

As for making spells measured in volumes... as long as all of you at your game table are math experts, should be fine. It only takes one person who's NOT a math wiz (like, say, me) to make that kind of house rule annoying, though. And there's certainly repercussions that would pop up...

Silver Crusade

James Jacobs wrote:
The Minis Maniac wrote:

James what do you think of increased racial diversity in some of the other core races? Such as Dwarves for example, different cultures of dwarves with the same racial statistics.

What do you think of my house rule of making AoE spells measured in volume instead of just spaces? Basically a fireball will take up just as many cubic squares even if fired off in a hallway, so a backdraft effect occurs.

I think racial diversity in non-human races is cool. We focus so much on humans in Golarion stuff that it often ends up not really showing up in the non humans we do... but it happens now and then.

Could we possibly see those Osirioni dwarves explored further in the future? :)

Silver Crusade

Also, have you ever read Gon?


James Jacobs wrote:
I think racial diversity in non-human races is cool. We focus so much on humans in Golarion stuff that it often ends up not really showing up in the non humans we do... but it happens now and then.

I was wondering this very same thing the other day- I recently picked up Heart of the Jungle and Sargava, the Lost Colony, and noticed some tribal groups of elves, gnomes, and other demihumans described in there, which was cool, because it's the first time I'd seen that in a Golarion product. I'd love to see more detailed info along those lines much like the different ethnicities of humans.

I was also thinking that creating racial traits specific to particular clans or tribes of demihumans might be a good way of helping to make some distinctions like this.


A while back, you said something about developing/finishing and publishing a primitive/prehistoric setting, but that you don't have the cash for it, would something like kickstarter help?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mikaze wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The Minis Maniac wrote:

James what do you think of increased racial diversity in some of the other core races? Such as Dwarves for example, different cultures of dwarves with the same racial statistics.

What do you think of my house rule of making AoE spells measured in volume instead of just spaces? Basically a fireball will take up just as many cubic squares even if fired off in a hallway, so a backdraft effect occurs.

I think racial diversity in non-human races is cool. We focus so much on humans in Golarion stuff that it often ends up not really showing up in the non humans we do... but it happens now and then.

Could we possibly see those Osirioni dwarves explored further in the future? :)

Perhaps... but not anytime soon as far as I know.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Mikaze wrote:
Also, have you ever read Gon?

Nope.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Belle Mythix wrote:
A while back, you said something about developing/finishing and publishing a primitive/prehistoric setting, but that you don't have the cash for it, would something like kickstarter help?

Absolutely. I'm relatively sure that Kickstarter would let me get any number of projects off the ground, be they "Unspeakable Futures" or "a prehistoric RPG or whatever. Which is really exciting.

Only thing really blocking that process now is time... of which I have not enough to do things like this as long as I'm working at Paizo.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Cthulhudrew wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
I think racial diversity in non-human races is cool. We focus so much on humans in Golarion stuff that it often ends up not really showing up in the non humans we do... but it happens now and then.

I was wondering this very same thing the other day- I recently picked up Heart of the Jungle and Sargava, the Lost Colony, and noticed some tribal groups of elves, gnomes, and other demihumans described in there, which was cool, because it's the first time I'd seen that in a Golarion product. I'd love to see more detailed info along those lines much like the different ethnicities of humans.

I was also thinking that creating racial traits specific to particular clans or tribes of demihumans might be a good way of helping to make some distinctions like this.

We don't assign different racial traits to different human ethnicities (with the exception of the Azlanti) so it'd be weird to do so with other races in my opinion... again, save for special cases (like aquatic elves, drow, duergar, and svirfneblin).

Shadow Lodge

Question...the ratfolk popped up in bestiary 3...i've seen a couple references to them in "distant worlds" as being found on some of the other planets...but no mention of where they might be found on golarion itself...any thoughts?

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

The eyes of elves in Golarion. I really like the way that you've used them to distinguish Golarion from other settings, it makes your elves look a lot cooler, but, are they monochromatic or do they just happen to have really big irises? I've seen both in the art you've released across the various books. Also, Half-elves, do they generally have elven eyes or human eyes?


Hey James, Now that I am finally employed I am trying to figure my Pazio yearly budget.

I know that you guys produce 12 APs and 2 hardcovers a year. My question is there a set number of Player Companions, Campaign settings books, and modules in a year?


John Kretzer wrote:

Hey James, Now that I am finally employed I am trying to figure my Pazio yearly budget.

I know that you guys produce 12 APs and 2 hardcovers a year. My question is there a set number of Player Companions, Campaign settings books, and modules in a year?

There's actually 3 hardcovers a year; usually 1 in Quarter 2, on in Quarter 3, and one in Quarter 4. From what I heard, this year's books are the Advanced Race Guide (Early June), Ultimate Equipment (Late August / Early September), and the NPC Codex (Unknown; it was mentioned by Jason but never officially announced on the site).

Player Companions and Campaign Setting books, from what I've been told, are bi-monthly. So you'll see 6 of each in a year.

Scarab Sages

Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure, Maps, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps Subscriber
Golden-Esque wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:

Hey James, Now that I am finally employed I am trying to figure my Pazio yearly budget.

I know that you guys produce 12 APs and 2 hardcovers a year. My question is there a set number of Player Companions, Campaign settings books, and modules in a year?

There's actually 3 hardcovers a year; usually 1 in Quarter 2, on in Quarter 3, and one in Quarter 4. From what I heard, this year's books are the Advanced Race Guide (Early June), Ultimate Equipment (Late August / Early September), and the NPC Codex (Unknown; it was mentioned by Jason but never officially announced on the site).

Player Companions and Campaign Setting books, from what I've been told, are bi-monthly. So you'll see 6 of each in a year.

Just a correction: Modules are Bi-monthly, Players Companions are currently bi-monthly, but will change to monthly in August. the Campaign Setting doesn't have a schedule.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

nohar wrote:

Question...the ratfolk popped up in bestiary 3...i've seen a couple references to them in "distant worlds" as being found on some of the other planets...but no mention of where they might be found on golarion itself...any thoughts?

The bulk of the ratfolk on Golarion live in Sekamina in the Darklands under Tian Xia, but they've found their way into other regions of the world.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Stratagemini wrote:
The eyes of elves in Golarion. I really like the way that you've used them to distinguish Golarion from other settings, it makes your elves look a lot cooler, but, are they monochromatic or do they just happen to have really big irises? I've seen both in the art you've released across the various books. Also, Half-elves, do they generally have elven eyes or human eyes?

Elven eyes are monochromatic... until you get up close and see there are indeed irises and pupils and all that... they just look weird. They do not have "whites" to their eyes... except when artists mess up and we don't catch the error in time...

Half elves have human eyes, but the eyes are often weird colors like red, bright green, purple, or the like.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Golden-Esque wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:

Hey James, Now that I am finally employed I am trying to figure my Pazio yearly budget.

I know that you guys produce 12 APs and 2 hardcovers a year. My question is there a set number of Player Companions, Campaign settings books, and modules in a year?

There's actually 3 hardcovers a year; usually 1 in Quarter 2, on in Quarter 3, and one in Quarter 4. From what I heard, this year's books are the Advanced Race Guide (Early June), Ultimate Equipment (Late August / Early September), and the NPC Codex (Unknown; it was mentioned by Jason but never officially announced on the site).

Player Companions and Campaign Setting books, from what I've been told, are bi-monthly. So you'll see 6 of each in a year.

Actually, we've been doing 4 hardcovers a year of late. 3 in the rulebook line and 1 more in other lines. Last year, the "bonus" one was the Inner Sea World Guide, while this year it's "Rise of the Runelords."

Player companions are going monthly starting in August.

Modules are once every other month.

Adventure Paths are monthly.

Campaign Setting books are monthly as well (although 2 a year are map folios).

Dark Archive

o.O how will our wallets survive?!


James, I really like knowing the schedule, thanks a lot! What is the general attitude and what does the track towards Pathfinder 2.0 look like?


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ulgulanoth wrote:
o.O how will our wallets survive?!

If you catch Golden Bugs and visit Agitha's Castle, she'll give you the Big Wallet so you can hold more rupies.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Stratagemini wrote:
The eyes of elves in Golarion. I really like the way that you've used them to distinguish Golarion from other settings, it makes your elves look a lot cooler, but, are they monochromatic or do they just happen to have really big irises? I've seen both in the art you've released across the various books. Also, Half-elves, do they generally have elven eyes or human eyes?

Elven eyes are monochromatic... until you get up close and see there are indeed irises and pupils and all that... they just look weird. They do not have "whites" to their eyes... except when artists mess up and we don't catch the error in time...

Half elves have human eyes, but the eyes are often weird colors like red, bright green, purple, or the like.

How do you feel about the glowing eyes of your night elf?


Have you/are you going to see Cabin in the Woods, and if so, what did you think and does it give you any ideas for future bestiaries :P


James Jacobs wrote:
Actually, we've been doing 4 hardcovers a year of late. 3 in the rulebook line and 1 more in other lines. Last year, the "bonus" one was the Inner Sea World Guide, while this year it's "Rise of the Runelords."

Can next year's bonus be 'James Jacobs and Friends' Guide to Everything Mythic and Cool'?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

jupistar wrote:
James, I really like knowing the schedule, thanks a lot! What is the general attitude and what does the track towards Pathfinder 2.0 look like?

If by "Pathfinder 2.0" you mean "2nd edition Pathfinder," that track has yet to be invented. AKA: it's only been a couple years since Pathfinder 1.0 came out. It's not time for a 2nd edition yet. We'll announce it when it is, and said announcement and the public reaction, I suspect, will be impossible to ignore or miss.

For now, though... we've still got plenty to do with the game we already have.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

LazarX wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Stratagemini wrote:
The eyes of elves in Golarion. I really like the way that you've used them to distinguish Golarion from other settings, it makes your elves look a lot cooler, but, are they monochromatic or do they just happen to have really big irises? I've seen both in the art you've released across the various books. Also, Half-elves, do they generally have elven eyes or human eyes?

Elven eyes are monochromatic... until you get up close and see there are indeed irises and pupils and all that... they just look weird. They do not have "whites" to their eyes... except when artists mess up and we don't catch the error in time...

Half elves have human eyes, but the eyes are often weird colors like red, bright green, purple, or the like.

How do you feel about the glowing eyes of your night elf?

I think they're awesome! The point at which they finally fixed night elf eyes so they glowed properly was a delightful one indeed.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Golden-Esque wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Actually, we've been doing 4 hardcovers a year of late. 3 in the rulebook line and 1 more in other lines. Last year, the "bonus" one was the Inner Sea World Guide, while this year it's "Rise of the Runelords."
Can next year's bonus be 'James Jacobs and Friends' Guide to Everything Mythic and Cool'?

I'd actually be okay with a year that doesn't have a bonus book, since they make our other lines fall behind and that makes me sad and stressed out and cranky.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

MMCJawa wrote:
Have you/are you going to see Cabin in the Woods, and if so, what did you think and does it give you any ideas for future bestiaries :P

Saw Cabin in the Woods on the very first day it was out, and LOVED IT. Beyond that, I'll not be tricked into talking spoilers here until everyone else sees the movie.


James Jacobs wrote:
jupistar wrote:
James, I really like knowing the schedule, thanks a lot! What is the general attitude and what does the track towards Pathfinder 2.0 look like?

If by "Pathfinder 2.0" you mean "2nd edition Pathfinder," that track has yet to be invented. AKA: it's only been a couple years since Pathfinder 1.0 came out. It's not time for a 2nd edition yet. We'll announce it when it is, and said announcement and the public reaction, I suspect, will be impossible to ignore or miss.

For now, though... we've still got plenty to do with the game we already have.

Understood and thank you.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Maps, Rulebook Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Golden-Esque wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Actually, we've been doing 4 hardcovers a year of late. 3 in the rulebook line and 1 more in other lines. Last year, the "bonus" one was the Inner Sea World Guide, while this year it's "Rise of the Runelords."
Can next year's bonus be 'James Jacobs and Friends' Guide to Everything Mythic and Cool'?
I'd actually be okay with a year that doesn't have a bonus book, since they make our other lines fall behind and that makes me sad and stressed out and cranky.

Can one of the 3 for next year be 'James Jacobs and Friends' Guide to Everything Mythic and Cool'? And well we are at it what are the other 2 books for next year? ;)


James Jacobs wrote:
Golden-Esque wrote:
John Kretzer wrote:

Hey James, Now that I am finally employed I am trying to figure my Pazio yearly budget.

I know that you guys produce 12 APs and 2 hardcovers a year. My question is there a set number of Player Companions, Campaign settings books, and modules in a year?

There's actually 3 hardcovers a year; usually 1 in Quarter 2, on in Quarter 3, and one in Quarter 4. From what I heard, this year's books are the Advanced Race Guide (Early June), Ultimate Equipment (Late August / Early September), and the NPC Codex (Unknown; it was mentioned by Jason but never officially announced on the site).

Player Companions and Campaign Setting books, from what I've been told, are bi-monthly. So you'll see 6 of each in a year.

Actually, we've been doing 4 hardcovers a year of late. 3 in the rulebook line and 1 more in other lines. Last year, the "bonus" one was the Inner Sea World Guide, while this year it's "Rise of the Runelords."

Player companions are going monthly starting in August.

Modules are once every other month.

Adventure Paths are monthly.

Campaign Setting books are monthly as well (although 2 a year are map folios).

That looks about to be $824 a year in Pazio Pathfinder stuff...though I'll probably cut out the the modules to cut it down to $740 a year.

I am thinking I should just have my pay check sent to my local gaming store(or Pazio perhaps).


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what do you think of my revelation?


messy wrote:
what do you think of my revelation?

It's funny you mention that because in my Jade Regent game, I'm playing a bard with a shield and longsword that is based on Link. Great minds :)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Is there anywhere in Golarion, or any group of people, based off of Irish or Scottish culture? As in, are any of the countries or people have elements of Irish or Scottish culture?


Odraude wrote:
messy wrote:
what do you think of my revelation?
It's funny you mention that because in my Jade Regent game, I'm playing a bard with a shield and longsword that is based on Link. Great minds :)

Skill Focus (Arcane) + Eldritch Bloodline (Arcane) + Improved Familiar = Navi

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