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James Jacobs wrote:


1) I consider the concept of a double-bladed rotating wandsword pepperpistol wayfinder in and of itself silly, so I'd never get to the point where they'd be "appropriate or not for a character's level as a reward."

You do realize that I was talking about 3 different items, right? :)))

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James Jacobs wrote:


For the core game though... I'm not seeing much room for new base classes beyond a swashbuckler... except PERHAPS for separate clerics for each of the deities, of course.

That is so cool....So when is the Ultimate Cleric Guide out again?? Will it have all the minor gods as well? :)

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nightflier wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


1) I consider the concept of a double-bladed rotating wandsword pepperpistol wayfinder in and of itself silly, so I'd never get to the point where they'd be "appropriate or not for a character's level as a reward."

You do realize that I was talking about 3 different items, right? :)))

I did not.

In any event, whether or not that amount of treasure is right for your game isn't something I can tell you. Determining what the appropriate amount of treasure to give out is something that each GM more or less has to decide on his own. Personally... I give out about twice the amount of treasure the core rules suggest, since PCs often sell items they can't use and also often use money for things other than shopping.

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sanwah68 wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


For the core game though... I'm not seeing much room for new base classes beyond a swashbuckler... except PERHAPS for separate clerics for each of the deities, of course.
That is so cool....So when is the Ultimate Cleric Guide out again?? Will it have all the minor gods as well? :)

It's coming out in 2103. It'll have all the minor gods... including the 329 we haven't yet invented.

Scarab Sages

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Woo hoo!! Next year!!....rereads the date...drat!!!

Edit: forgot to ask a question. Can you ride a Motorbike?

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James Jacobs wrote:
nightflier wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:


1) I consider the concept of a double-bladed rotating wandsword pepperpistol wayfinder in and of itself silly, so I'd never get to the point where they'd be "appropriate or not for a character's level as a reward."

You do realize that I was talking about 3 different items, right? :)))

I did not.

In any event, whether or not that amount of treasure is right for your game isn't something I can tell you. Determining what the appropriate amount of treasure to give out is something that each GM more or less has to decide on his own. Personally... I give out about twice the amount of treasure the core rules suggest, since PCs often sell items they can't use and also often use money for things other than shopping.

Yeah, I was trying to determine what is the appropriate amount of treasure for Golarion game. I know what is stated in the Core Rules, but I wanted to know how do you handle it in your games, so I went giving you examples. So, double the amount. Thanks for you patience.

Liberty's Edge

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Joana wrote:
Huh. That sentence is under Fear but not under the separate Fear conditions in the glossary. That's not the way my DM's been running it, obviously. We can't do anything but run away for 2d4 rounds, and then have to spend the same amount of time running back, thus missing the whole encounter.

The glossary is that, a glossary, a recap of important parts of the rules, but not the main source of the rules. It is a handy reference tool.

When there is a specific section speaking about a effect like fear, the specific section should supersede or at least integrate the glossary. Point your GM at page 563 of the Core rulebook, it is possible he has forgotten that piece of the rules. If not, at least you are now aware that he is making fear effects more powerful than intended.


When I win the lottery/and or have a secretly filthy rich relative leave me billions of dollars in his/her will, can I hire Paizo to update and release Curse of the Crimson Throne with PFRPG rules?

On the same note, excluding Runelords (as it's already being done), what 3.5 AP would you like to see updated to PFRPG rules?

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James Jacobs wrote:
sanwah68 wrote:
That is so cool....So when is the Ultimate Cleric Guide out again?? Will it have all the minor gods as well? :)
It's coming out in 2103. It'll have all the minor gods... including the 329 we haven't yet invented.

Preordered !!

Just a short 91 years to wait for this!

James can we get the "Sun Orchid elixirs for Dummies Handbook" before 2027? And will that be part of the regular subscription?

The Exchange

Did you read and/or do you watch A Game of Thrones? If so, who is your favorite character? My bet would have to be

Spoiler:
Arya Stark


Can a sohei flurry and use rapid shot with a bow in the mean time?


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Pad Shiro wrote:
Can a sohei flurry and use rapid shot with a bow in the mean time?

I am 99.99999% sure that is not the intent.


So... are we certain that all four Starstone-ascended deities are human? I mean... Norgorber. Secrets. No record of his mortal life.

Sure, he could be a human, but that's so obvious! Must be a cover. More likely a halfling. Or a tiefling. Or something lingish. "He" might be a lady any-or-all-the-above. Or a mind flayer who snuck past the lawyers, though that's much less likely.

...and now the Skinsaw Men are going to come for me, aren't they?

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why are so many LG monsters live in deserts? (pheonix, shedu, gold dragon, ect), what makes deserts so attractive so LG monsters?

Silver Crusade

Because if the powerful LG monsters lived in areas full of human habitation, they would just solve all the PCs problems for them?

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:

So... are we certain that all four Starstone-ascended deities are human? I mean... Norgorber. Secrets. No record of his mortal life.

Sure, he could be a human, but that's so obvious! Must be a cover. More likely a halfling. Or a tiefling. Or something lingish. "He" might be a lady any-or-all-the-above. Or a mind flayer who snuck past the lawyers, though that's much less likely.

...and now the Skinsaw Men are going to come for me, aren't they?

IANJJ but, are you currently the recognised ruler of a nation?

If not, then I imagine the skinsaw men will be the least of your worries.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
GeraintElberion wrote:
Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
...and now the Skinsaw Men are going to come for me, aren't they?

IANJJ but, are you currently the recognised ruler of a nation?

If not, then I imagine the skinsaw men will be the least of your worries.

Is there a Nursery Rhyme for the Red Mantis Assasins? It seems like they should have a rhyme. or at least a song. Not for them to sing (like goblins) but like the Das Korvut rhyme in Burnt Offerings, or the Attic Whisperer's rhyme in the same book. I really liked those rhymes.

So is there a Rhyme for the Assasins of the Red Mantis?

Actually, more general questions, Will there be more awesome rhymes forthcoming soon?

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Tels wrote:

When I win the lottery/and or have a secretly filthy rich relative leave me billions of dollars in his/her will, can I hire Paizo to update and release Curse of the Crimson Throne with PFRPG rules?

On the same note, excluding Runelords (as it's already being done), what 3.5 AP would you like to see updated to PFRPG rules?

The first one's a Lisa question.

That said... I'd actually rather update Second Darkness, personally—I still quite like that AP, but there ARE a few "issues" with it that I'd like to address... or perhaps completely rewrite.

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Lord Snow wrote:

Did you read and/or do you watch A Game of Thrones? If so, who is your favorite character? My bet would have to be

** spoiler omitted **

I've read all the books in the series. I watch the show. I own some of the Green Ronin RPG materials for the game. You might say I'm a fan of the setting.

My favorite characters, if I had to only pick 5, and I suspect 4 of those are pretty obvious choices.

Arya Stark
Tyrion Lannister
Jon Snow
Daenerys Targaryen
Asha Greyjoy

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Pad Shiro wrote:
Can a sohei flurry and use rapid shot with a bow in the mean time?

Nope.

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:

So... are we certain that all four Starstone-ascended deities are human? I mean... Norgorber. Secrets. No record of his mortal life.

Sure, he could be a human, but that's so obvious! Must be a cover. More likely a halfling. Or a tiefling. Or something lingish. "He" might be a lady any-or-all-the-above. Or a mind flayer who snuck past the lawyers, though that's much less likely.

...and now the Skinsaw Men are going to come for me, aren't they?

You might not be certain, but I sure am! :-)

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ulgulanoth wrote:
why are so many LG monsters live in deserts? (pheonix, shedu, gold dragon, ect), what makes deserts so attractive so LG monsters?

I would be curious to see a list that breaks down where the LG monsters live, to find out if indeed deserts are their favorite.

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Stratagemini wrote:

Is there a Nursery Rhyme for the Red Mantis Assasins? It seems like they should have a rhyme. or at least a song. Not for them to sing (like goblins) but like the Das Korvut rhyme in Burnt Offerings, or the Attic Whisperer's rhyme in the same book. I really liked those rhymes.

So is there a Rhyme for the Assasins of the Red Mantis?

Actually, more general questions, Will there be more awesome rhymes forthcoming soon?

I'm sure there is... but not one that we've published yet.

Now and then, yes. Not everyone can write them, though... I'm kind of a perfectionist when it comes to those things and in almost every case, I either just delete them or re-write them entirely. Rich Pett's pretty good at them, though.


James Jacobs wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
why are so many LG monsters live in deserts? (pheonix, shedu, gold dragon, ect), what makes deserts so attractive so LG monsters?
I would be curious to see a list that breaks down where the LG monsters live, to find out if indeed deserts are their favorite.

Assuming d20pfsrd's Monster DB is correct, there are...all of 2 LG creatures listed with Desert being an environment.

Expanding to just look for good creatures in the desert, I found only 18.


I want to write out a campaign setting of my own for PFRPG. I've invented worlds before but only very haphazard thrown together, basically just a map and city names. This time i want to do it for real. With unique variatons of races, history, creation story and everything.
Where would you suggest starting to write such a thing. Establish states in present day and then build history and creation on that. Or start at 0 with the creation of the world and see where it leads?

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Cheapy wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
why are so many LG monsters live in deserts? (pheonix, shedu, gold dragon, ect), what makes deserts so attractive so LG monsters?
I would be curious to see a list that breaks down where the LG monsters live, to find out if indeed deserts are their favorite.

Assuming d20pfsrd's Monster DB is correct, there are...all of 2 LG creatures listed with Desert being an environment.

Expanding to just look for good creatures in the desert, I found only 18.

Extreme environments don't tend to birth a lot of altruism.


LazarX wrote:
Cheapy wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
why are so many LG monsters live in deserts? (pheonix, shedu, gold dragon, ect), what makes deserts so attractive so LG monsters?
I would be curious to see a list that breaks down where the LG monsters live, to find out if indeed deserts are their favorite.

Assuming d20pfsrd's Monster DB is correct, there are...all of 2 LG creatures listed with Desert being an environment.

Expanding to just look for good creatures in the desert, I found only 18.

Extreme environments don't tend to birth a lot of altruism.

I think that is incorrect,

In harsher environments, community is more important than oneself, thus more altruism.


Cheapy wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
ulgulanoth wrote:
why are so many LG monsters live in deserts? (pheonix, shedu, gold dragon, ect), what makes deserts so attractive so LG monsters?
I would be curious to see a list that breaks down where the LG monsters live, to find out if indeed deserts are their favorite.

Assuming d20pfsrd's Monster DB is correct, there are...all of 2 LG creatures listed with Desert being an environment.

Expanding to just look for good creatures in the desert, I found only 18.

And to actually put the list together...

Archons (general): any (Heaven)

Blink dog: temperate plains or forests

Couatl: warm forests

Bronze dragon: temperate coastlines

Gold dragon: warm plains

Silver dragon: temperate mountains

Sky dragon: temperate or warm mountains

Flumph: any land or underground

Zuishin kami: any

Kirin: any

Lammasu: temperate deserts

Lar: any

Guardian Naga: temperate plains

Shedu: warm deserts

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32

So mostly just anything temperate, then?

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

Are there no Lawful Good creatures of Winter then? How odd.

Right, back to questions. Which Pathfinder Monster is the most Delicious?
And for Bonus points, how is it best prepared?

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Threeshades wrote:

I want to write out a campaign setting of my own for PFRPG. I've invented worlds before but only very haphazard thrown together, basically just a map and city names. This time i want to do it for real. With unique variatons of races, history, creation story and everything.

Where would you suggest starting to write such a thing. Establish states in present day and then build history and creation on that. Or start at 0 with the creation of the world and see where it leads?

I would suggest starting small. Start with a town the size of, say, Sandpoint, and start filling in the surrounding regions. Invent enough deities to keep that region interesting. Then go from there.

As new topics suggest themselves, feel free to skip around, but by starting small and building up, you won't overwhelm yourself as quickly.

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Stratagemini wrote:

Are there no Lawful Good creatures of Winter then? How odd.

Right, back to questions. Which Pathfinder Monster is the most Delicious?
And for Bonus points, how is it best prepared?

Reefclaw.

With the ignorance that it's actually intelligent, because once you realize you're eating something that thinks and plays and has emotions... it gets weird.

(NOTE: This also applies to octopus.)

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James Jacobs wrote:
Lord Snow wrote:

Did you read and/or do you watch A Game of Thrones? If so, who is your favorite character? My bet would have to be

** spoiler omitted **

I've read all the books in the series. I watch the show. I own some of the Green Ronin RPG materials for the game. You might say I'm a fan of the setting.

My favorite characters, if I had to only pick 5, and I suspect 4 of those are pretty obvious choices.

Arya Stark
Tyrion Lannister
Jon Snow
Daenerys Targaryen
Asha Greyjoy

Not Brienne? The others are, oddly enough, my favorites, too. Though Tyrion, is, frankly, awesome in the show, particularly with Peter Drinklage's portrayal.

Spoiler:
It'll be a shame what happens to his face, though.
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Jeff Erwin wrote:
Not Brienne? The others are, oddly enough, my favorites, too. Though Tyrion, is, frankly, awesome in the show, particularly with Peter Drinklage's portrayal. ** spoiler omitted **

I added a spoiler to that post.

Brienne is cool... but she can't hold a candle to the 5 I listed.


1. Does Tony the Janitor play Pathfinder?

2. Is he required to have a presence on the forums?

2a. If he is, what is his username?

2b. If he isn't, what would his avatar look like?


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What part of Sweden would you most like to visit?

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Oterisk wrote:

1. Does Tony the Janitor play Pathfinder?

2. Is he required to have a presence on the forums?

2a. If he is, what is his username?

2b. If he isn't, what would his avatar look like?

1) No.

2) No.

2a) n/a

2b) Iron Man.

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Kajehase wrote:
What part of Sweden would you most like to visit?

Whatever part Rob McCreary told me was the best part.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
What part of Sweden would you most like to visit?
Whatever part Rob McCreary told me was the best part.

If he says Skåne or Stockholm he's lying! ;)


Can the Black Blade granted a Blade Bound Magus be futher enchanted with perminate properties like spell storing?


James,

Was there some particular reason the Samurai was given (3d6)x10 gp starting wealth, like the barbarian, instead of (5d6)x10 gp starting wealth like all the other martial classes (including the cavalier which it is a variant of)?


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Based on this old post, should we just let this thread fade into obscurity? ;)


Kajehase wrote:
Based on this old post, should we just let this thread fade into obscurity? ;)

Permission teh make dis scallywag walk the plank, Cap'tin Jacobs?

... or at least introduce 'im to yer wife, if yer be catchin' me winds ....


James Jacobs wrote:
Threeshades wrote:

I want to write out a campaign setting of my own for PFRPG. I've invented worlds before but only very haphazard thrown together, basically just a map and city names. This time i want to do it for real. With unique variatons of races, history, creation story and everything.

Where would you suggest starting to write such a thing. Establish states in present day and then build history and creation on that. Or start at 0 with the creation of the world and see where it leads?

I would suggest starting small. Start with a town the size of, say, Sandpoint, and start filling in the surrounding regions. Invent enough deities to keep that region interesting. Then go from there.

As new topics suggest themselves, feel free to skip around, but by starting small and building up, you won't overwhelm yourself as quickly.

Haven't thought about appproaching it that way, thanks for the tip! Should I detail the town first (maps, important residents and locations and such) or only go with the most important aspects of that and then jump right to the surrounding area?

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Von Marshal wrote:
Can the Black Blade granted a Blade Bound Magus be futher enchanted with perminate properties like spell storing?

Nope. Unless your GM says it's okay.

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The Thing from Beyond the Edge wrote:

James,

Was there some particular reason the Samurai was given (3d6)x10 gp starting wealth, like the barbarian, instead of (5d6)x10 gp starting wealth like all the other martial classes (including the cavalier which it is a variant of)?

Not being the one who wrote those rules, I can't say if there was a reason or not. If there WAS a reason, my guess would be that samurai aren't supposed to care that much about money.

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Kajehase wrote:
Based on this old post, should we just let this thread fade into obscurity? ;)

NEVER

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Threeshades wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Threeshades wrote:

I want to write out a campaign setting of my own for PFRPG. I've invented worlds before but only very haphazard thrown together, basically just a map and city names. This time i want to do it for real. With unique variatons of races, history, creation story and everything.

Where would you suggest starting to write such a thing. Establish states in present day and then build history and creation on that. Or start at 0 with the creation of the world and see where it leads?

I would suggest starting small. Start with a town the size of, say, Sandpoint, and start filling in the surrounding regions. Invent enough deities to keep that region interesting. Then go from there.

As new topics suggest themselves, feel free to skip around, but by starting small and building up, you won't overwhelm yourself as quickly.

Haven't thought about appproaching it that way, thanks for the tip! Should I detail the town first (maps, important residents and locations and such) or only go with the most important aspects of that and then jump right to the surrounding area?

If you're really that interested in my worldbuilding advice, might I direct you to chapter 6 of the Gamemastery Guide? I wrote a pretty good chunk of those words, after all...


James Jacobs wrote:
Threeshades wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Threeshades wrote:

I want to write out a campaign setting of my own for PFRPG. I've invented worlds before but only very haphazard thrown together, basically just a map and city names. This time i want to do it for real. With unique variatons of races, history, creation story and everything.

Where would you suggest starting to write such a thing. Establish states in present day and then build history and creation on that. Or start at 0 with the creation of the world and see where it leads?

I would suggest starting small. Start with a town the size of, say, Sandpoint, and start filling in the surrounding regions. Invent enough deities to keep that region interesting. Then go from there.

As new topics suggest themselves, feel free to skip around, but by starting small and building up, you won't overwhelm yourself as quickly.

Haven't thought about appproaching it that way, thanks for the tip! Should I detail the town first (maps, important residents and locations and such) or only go with the most important aspects of that and then jump right to the surrounding area?
If you're really that interested in my worldbuilding advice, might I direct you to chapter 6 of the Gamemastery Guide? I wrote a pretty good chunk of those words, after all...

OK, sorry, I'll check it out.


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Has Daigle started working on the Iblydos or Casmaron books? Cuz I told him to get started on those when he got to Paizo. ;)

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