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Haladir wrote:
Memento Mortis wrote:

Finally doing a thorough read through of Artifacts & Legends. I direct your attention to page 6. Is that Seoni dressed up in Valeros' arms and armor? If so, that's wonderful.

Are we likely to get any more art for cross dressed/geared iconics?

There's a painting of Ezren in mid-transformation of the curse of donning a girdle of opposite gender. I belive it's in the GameMastery Guide.

You don't happen to have a page number do you?


Elghinn, I don't think asking that is really in the spirit of the thread xD

But, it's up to the Almighty James Jacobs to decide, so.

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Raiderrpg wrote:

Elghinn, I don't think asking that is really in the spirit of the thread xD

But, it's up to the Almighty James Jacobs to decide, so.

James has replied to similar posts in the past. Generally he send people to the community use page or suggest the right person to which you can ask your questions. He is a very helpful person.


That's awesome to hear >:3


Diego Rossi wrote:
Raiderrpg wrote:

Elghinn, I don't think asking that is really in the spirit of the thread xD

But, it's up to the Almighty James Jacobs to decide, so.

James has replied to similar posts in the past. Generally he send people to the community use page or suggest the right person to which you can ask your questions. He is a very helpful person.

I thought James might have before, but since this was my first time to the thread, I didn't want to try to search for them in 26,000+ posts. :D

I'm just looking for some specifics outside the blog, like what Core books that can be used for pics. I'll check the community use page but hope James will give me what I'm looking for.

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zean wrote:
If a person attacks themselves, do they have to roll to hit, or is it assumed they hit?

You can always hit yourself. At the MOST, a GM could say "roll anyway" and could rule that on a natural 1, you miss, but that seems a bit silly to me.

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Diego Rossi wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
zean wrote:
With a Spell Storing Item, what is the DC Save for a spell cast from it? Minimum, like a Scroll, or the Caster's?
The spell's caster level and DC save are set by the spellcaster who puts the spell in the ring in the first place. It's easiest to assume minimums (like a scroll) for these items, but it doesn't have to be so. Especially once the PCs get one and start using it themselves.

1) The original caster feats would apply?

- * - * -

Witches and the Simulacrum spell.

2) It seem a spell in theme with the witch, why they haven't it? And the summoner has it?
Weird.

3) If a witch get a scroll with the simulacrum spell and successfully cast it with use magic device, he can make a simulacrum of his familiar?
It will retain the spell knowledge of the original?

It seem a interesting way to have a "back up" for the witch spells.

- * -

Witches and acquiring spells:

4)In Golarion, how easy it is, for a witch, to go in a city and acquire some spell from another witch?

For a wizard or magus it seem fairly easy, if there is a wizard capable to cast the required level of spells in the city generally he would be as willing to sell his spellcasting services as he would be to allow non competitors to copy spells from his spellbook (for a fee, obviously).
It surely will vary from region to region, but finding a witch in a city seem a bit more difficult (even if the class work very well in a civilized setting, better that in exploration/wilderness adventures).

1) Metamagic would apply, if it were applied to the spell when it was cast into the ring. Feats like Augment Summoning would not.

2) Indeed. Then again, there's quite a few things with those APG spellcaster lists I'd like to revise some day... PARTICULARLY the summoner. For now, though, it is what it is.

3) Yes, but it won't work as a familiar.

4) All it requires is for the witch to find another witch willing to share her magic. It's certainly easier and more common for a wizard to gain spells in this way, making it trickier and more difficult for a witch. But that's one of many reasons the witch is in the ADVANCED book.

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Diego Rossi wrote:

Witches and the Simulacrum spell.

I forgot:

3a) The familiar would cont as his original HD for the simulacrum spell or as the witch HD?

3b) He would have hp based on his HD or on the witch hp?

3a) Witch's HD.

3b) His final hp would be based on the original familiar's hp, but he'd still not be an actual familiar. He would be, at best, a pet.

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watchmanx wrote:
hi james everybody knows your love for everything lovecraft..was wondering if your a robert e howard fan

I absolutely am.

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Timothy Ferdinand wrote:
Hi James - I wonder if you could illuminate me - there are plenty of references (in adventure paths, etc) to boggards, goblins and marsh giants living in the Mushfens, but do lizardfolk and bog striders also live there?

There are some lizardfolk living in the Mushfens. Not a LOT, but enough to justify them showing up in an adventure.

There are no bog striders there. Bog striders are pretty rare—they live only in the swamps and marshes of the River Kingdom region.

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Elghinn Lightbringer wrote:
Diego Rossi wrote:
Raiderrpg wrote:

Elghinn, I don't think asking that is really in the spirit of the thread xD

But, it's up to the Almighty James Jacobs to decide, so.

James has replied to similar posts in the past. Generally he send people to the community use page or suggest the right person to which you can ask your questions. He is a very helpful person.

I thought James might have before, but since this was my first time to the thread, I didn't want to try to search for them in 26,000+ posts. :D

I'm just looking for some specifics outside the blog, like what Core books that can be used for pics. I'll check the community use page but hope James will give me what I'm looking for.

I'll field this question.

You can't use images that aren't in the blog or in the Community Use Package for non-commercial fan projects.

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Filby Pott wrote:

Four questions about "Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss":

1) Aside from their differing backstories, how would you sum up the difference in role and character between 3E's obyriths and PF's qlippoth?

2) What was behind the decision to make Pazuzu an obyrith, given his history as a tanar'ri?

3) If Pale Night existed in Pathfinder's cosmology, would you make her a demon, a qlippoth, a qlippoth-turned-demon (like Dagon), or something else entirely?

4) I know obyriths were based on Green Ronin's qlippoth, but what was the inspiration/creative process behind the loumaras, and would you make them demons or a separate fiendish race in Pathfinder?

1) The obyriths are closed content and the word is a made-up word. Qlippoth are open content and the word is mythological in origin. That's all. You can use obyriths as qlippoth in your game or vice versa with very little impact.

2) In D&D, we made him an obyrith because he's very, very old, but he's also (if my memory serves) an obyrith who's transformed into a demon, as an example of how the two fiend races can change over time.

3) She'd probably stay pretty much the same, because if we bring something into the game that's got an established backstory, I like to keep that the same... assuming we can USE the back story. For Pale Night, since she's 100% an invention of D&D, being able to bring her into Pathfinder would, I assume, mean that Wizards of the Coast let us use ALL of her, and not just the name. If we could only use the name... we wouldn't touch her. As has been the case, more or less, with Tiamat and Demogorgon.

4) The loumaras were created because I wanted to have a go at inventing a brand-new Abyssal race that I made up, and because in so doing I could show how the Abyss is a super fecund place that's always making new forms of chaotic evil life. They're also intended to fill the role of the possessing evil spirit from the netherworld—a role that D&D had classically not done a lot with. If I were to get permission from Wizards of the Coast to use them in Golarion... they'd work exactly the same way. Although we've since come up with our own versions of dybbuks and guecubus, so that'd be weird...

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Orthos wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
2. Is it only members of Paizo staff that run the Iconic's you see on the messageboards or can anyone who feel's like it do it? (thinking the ask x threads maonly)
2) There's no official ruling there that I'm aware of.
At the moment I believe the only staff-run iconics are Merisiel (James), Imrijka (Crystal), and Reiko (Liz). Kajehase has the Lem alias, I have Alain (though I don't use him much), and another normal user has Kyra but I forget who it is.

Tim Nightengale is running with Kyra's avatar, since he played her in a playtest of Jason's "Crypt of the Everflame" several years ago.

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Memento Mortis wrote:

Finally doing a thorough read through of Artifacts & Legends. I direct your attention to page 6. Is that Seoni dressed up in Valeros' arms and armor? If so, that's wonderful.

Are we likely to get any more art for cross dressed/geared iconics?

Yes.

Dark Archive

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Don't want to derail the item thread so I'll ask the it here

James Jacobs wrote:
As usual... I ask folks who are hesitant about something we're doing to wait and see and check the product out when it comes out. We've been doing Adventure Paths for over five years now, though... and as such I think it's about time that we did one that starts getting REALLY experimental and unusual.

Does this mean that the experimental followed by none experimental Ap schedule is being doneaway with? Since Wrath of the righteous is what I would think would be very experimental with it using a new rules system and everthing?

Dark Archive

How would you respond to those who believe that all the APs have been radical, experimental and unusual?

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James Jacobs wrote:
Diego Rossi wrote:

Witches and the Simulacrum spell.

I forgot:

3a) The familiar would cont as his original HD for the simulacrum spell or as the witch HD?

3b) He would have hp based on his HD or on the witch hp?

3a) Witch's HD.

3b) His final hp would be based on the original familiar's hp, but he'd still not be an actual familiar. He would be, at best, a pet.

Wouldn't it be simpler to simply base the hp on the base Bestiary entry for the familiar? As without a bond to a master, that's all it would be.

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Cerberus Seven wrote:

1) How do you handle story XP awards? Is there a formula of some type you use or is it more or less a case-by-case basis?

2) For treasure, should consumables like scrolls, potions, and alchemical items be tallied at full market value for the purpose of determining how much loot the party gets? I ask because it just seems kind of odd that you could put most of an adventures treasure in the form of one-shot items that could be carried by, and sometimes used by, the enemy against the party and say "Well, since you didn't kill so-and-so in the first 2 rounds, they used the consumables instead and you don't get any treasure." For example...** spoiler omitted **
3) What are your 3 favorite monster templates? Also, do you have a custom 'boss' template and if so, what is it?
4) Which types of questions do you most enjoy answering, besides ones pertaining to Merisiel?
5) Do you see any skills in your games get neglected? For example, I can't remember the last time any of our groups had to roll a sleight of hand or handle animal check. Also, appraise is just setup to never be used, since our GMs houserule to skip rolling and just give us full value for art/gems. Personally, I think the appraise DC baseline is a bit too high and I'm working on putting some simple, fair, and effective modifications into place to make this and other skills more desirable. If you've seen this sort of thing happen before, how have you remedied it?
6) Does the Farplane exist in Golarion's cosmology? Also, will we ever see an official multi-verse creation mythos come out of Paizo?
7) You played Magic the Gathering, right? What did you think of the Eldrazi trilogy they did a few years ago? In case you didn't hear, the Eldrazi were a sealed away mix of super-monster/beings that were like a fusion of kaiju and lovecraft monsters.
8) Excited for The Hobbit?!
9) Are there any plans for some sort of magical, technological, or hybrid airship or starship rules for Golarion and it's solar system in the future?
10) Any funny stories from working at Paizo you can tell us without fear of reprisal? Or maybe we could be told by Merisiel, who is a pretty cool gal who stabs the monsters and doesn't afraid of anything?

1) I generally set the XP value of a story reward to be close to the Average Party Level (APL). So in an adventure where I expect the PCs to be 7th level when they earn that story award, I'll generally set that award to be equal to a CR 7 award. If it's a less important story element, I'll lower the CR of the award, but if it's a big important one, I'll raise it.

2) All magic items should be tallied at full price for determining treasure in an adventure, because the assumption is that a party will keep all their magic treasure and use it, and the gp value of a magic item is the only way the game tracks how many items a PC should have at any given level. It does mean that if the PCs end up selling most or all of their magical treasure that they'll end up with less gp worth of treasure overall, which is one of the reasons I generally increase the amount of treasure given out overall by an adventure to 200% or so of the recommended treasures.

3) Half-fiend, worm that walks, and lich. I don't have a "boss" template, since I like to build "boss monsters" through all sorts of methods (usually by adding class levels, templates, and/or advanced Hit Dice).

4) My favorite questions to answer are those about Golarion, Unspeakable Futures, or RPGs in general.

5) Appraise doesn't get a lot of use in my games, since I think it only exists to give the GM busywork. I generally tell players "don't take ranks in Appraise, because you don't need them" and then when they find treasure, I just tell them how much it's worth.

6) Farplane? You mean the Far Realm? No, it does not. The closest thing we have to the Far Realm is the Dark Tapestry, which is fantasy-code for "deep space." It's not another plane, but just a very distant part of the Material Plane.

7) I played Magic most in the time between Antiquities and Homeland. I stopped playing it regularly in 1997 or thereabouts... I played a few times while I was working at Wizards of the Coast from 1999 to 2003, but haven't played it at all except for a little on my iPad since then. I'm not familiar with the Eldrazi Trilogy at all.

8) Yes.

9) Doom Comes to Dustpawn, the 2012 RPG Superstar adventure (which will be coming out in about 3 months, hopefully!) is about a Lirgenni spaceship that crashes into the hills of remote Isger—there'll be descriptions of how that ship flew through space, but no hard rules on how to build them or how to do space travel. That type of thing is something that, if we cover at all, will happen much later.

10) All sorts of stories! A lot of them are spread throughout this very thread!

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Raiderrpg wrote:
How often does Paizo read the homebrew forum area? I know a couple rare posts are seen in that area, but it's a curiosity of mine.

I only track my own forum reading habits, and I rarely visit the homebrew forum. I like that it's there, but I don't want to influence its creativity by posting in it and giving the false impression that Paizo approves of one homebrew over another.


Liz Courts wrote:
Elghinn Lightbringer wrote:
Diego Rossi wrote:
Raiderrpg wrote:

Elghinn, I don't think asking that is really in the spirit of the thread xD

But, it's up to the Almighty James Jacobs to decide, so.

James has replied to similar posts in the past. Generally he send people to the community use page or suggest the right person to which you can ask your questions. He is a very helpful person.

I thought James might have before, but since this was my first time to the thread, I didn't want to try to search for them in 26,000+ posts. :D

I'm just looking for some specifics outside the blog, like what Core books that can be used for pics. I'll check the community use page but hope James will give me what I'm looking for.

I'll field this question.

You can't use images that aren't in the blog or in the Community Use Package for non-commercial fan projects.

Thank you Liz for the quick response. :D

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JoelF847 wrote:
Are you aware of any story (book, movie, etc.) that is about Lovecraft, Howard, and other Mythos related authors from that time period being characters who actually encounter Mythos creatures, which therefore inspire their works? It has been done with Edgar Allen Poe before a few times, but thought it would be fun with a Mythos angle.

Lots of them. That's not really a sub-genre I'm all that fond of, though. There's been several comic books about the topic, as well as a few movies and a LOT of short stories. "Discovery of the Ghooric Zone" by Richard A. Lupoff is one of my favorite mythos stories that treats Lovecraft as a character in the story.


James Jacobs wrote:
Raiderrpg wrote:
How often does Paizo read the homebrew forum area? I know a couple rare posts are seen in that area, but it's a curiosity of mine.
I only track my own forum reading habits, and I rarely visit the homebrew forum. I like that it's there, but I don't want to influence its creativity by posting in it and giving the false impression that Paizo approves of one homebrew over another.

It's nice to know you guys peek in at all. Thanks! >:3

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Elghinn Lightbringer wrote:

OK Raider, that's scary that you are here. Anyways, James, some homebrew compatriots of mine (Raiderrpg happens to be one) are planning on putting PDFs together of our products, and want to use PF OGL pics to supplement them. these are FREE pdfs, so no money being made.

I know pics on the Blog are open to everyone, what else is usable by us minions of Pathfinder? I had thought that pics from any of the Core OGL books were also fair game, but another compatriot said only the Iconics and Blogs pics are free game.

So, If you could let me know (or whoever knows that stuff in the company) so as to avoid any legal issues, that would be awesome! Thanxs!

We've got several art resources online. All the rules are spelled out in the Community Use License.

Clicky!


James Jacobs wrote:
Elghinn Lightbringer wrote:

OK Raider, that's scary that you are here. Anyways, James, some homebrew compatriots of mine (Raiderrpg happens to be one) are planning on putting PDFs together of our products, and want to use PF OGL pics to supplement them. these are FREE pdfs, so no money being made.

I know pics on the Blog are open to everyone, what else is usable by us minions of Pathfinder? I had thought that pics from any of the Core OGL books were also fair game, but another compatriot said only the Iconics and Blogs pics are free game.

So, If you could let me know (or whoever knows that stuff in the company) so as to avoid any legal issues, that would be awesome! Thanxs!

We've got several art resources online. All the rules are spelled out in the Community Use License.

Clicky!

Thanks James!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Also on a side note we know Baba yaga is a mythic/epic lvl character is she capable of granting spells and does she have followers?

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Dragon78 wrote:

1)Can the Ghoran benefit from magical light sources such as daylight spell so they don't take con damage when not exposed to sunlight for 24 hours?

2)Why does the Annihilater and Zelishkar have energy resistance for an energy type they are weak too?

3)Would you allow any of the 0HD races from the Innersea Bestiary as playable characters in your campaigns?

4)Even though you guys have said that the seelie and unseelie courts don't exist in the Pathfinder setting why not have them in a hardcover bestiary since it is setting nuetral?

5)Do you rule that a natural 20 on an attack roll should hit regardless or do you still roll miss chance for effects like displacement, fog, invisibility, etc.?

6)What movies have you seen lately? what did you think of the ones you did see?

7)What top five movies coming out next year are you most excited about seeing?

1) Nope; it has to be actual sunlight. Higher level spells like sunbeam would work though, although those spells tend to do damage as well...

2) As a way to provide protection against a weakness. It protects them against minor uses of the energy, but since they're vulnerable, they'll still take more damage than something that isn't vulnerable overall. It's unusual, but not against the rules.

3) Yes. I'd allow androids or lashunta without question. I'd allow ghorans under certain circumstances. I'd not allow syrinxes or monkey goblins, since I feel those work better as monster races.

4) Because including the seelie and unseelie courts is one of those things that would make the Bestiary NOT setting neutral. And while they're setting neutral, I'd rather not put monsters into a Bestiary that we couldn't use somehow in Golarion.

5) Nope. Miss chances can make a natural 20 miss as well.

6) Just saw "Rec 3" a few days ago. It was quite disappointing. I'll be seeing the Hobbit soon enough, and want to see Lincoln soon as well.

7) Pacific Rim, The Evil Dead, the second Hobbit movie, Elysium, and The ABCs of Death.

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ulgulanoth wrote:
How would you respond to those who believe that all the APs have been radical, experimental and unusual?

To wait 6 months and see what we do next, or to play one of the ones we've already published. There are ALWAYS those who aren't interested in whatever Adventure Path we're doing. As long as there are more folks into it, and as long as those who aren't interested stick around to see what we're doing next... I'm okay with that. And our subscription numbers show that that's exactly what's going on.

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LazarX wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Diego Rossi wrote:

Witches and the Simulacrum spell.

I forgot:

3a) The familiar would cont as his original HD for the simulacrum spell or as the witch HD?

3b) He would have hp based on his HD or on the witch hp?

3a) Witch's HD.

3b) His final hp would be based on the original familiar's hp, but he'd still not be an actual familiar. He would be, at best, a pet.

Wouldn't it be simpler to simply base the hp on the base Bestiary entry for the familiar? As without a bond to a master, that's all it would be.

When you combine two elements that are already pretty complex and non-standard in how monsters are statted up, like familiars or simulacrums... you're abandoning the concept of simplicity at the door.


James Jacobs wrote:
Memento Mortis wrote:

Finally doing a thorough read through of Artifacts & Legends. I direct your attention to page 6. Is that Seoni dressed up in Valeros' arms and armor? If so, that's wonderful.

Are we likely to get any more art for cross dressed/geared iconics?

Yes.

YES!

Wait. Yes to both questions?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
9) Doom Comes to Dustpawn, the 2012 RPG Superstar adventure (which will be coming out in about 3 months, hopefully!) is about a Lirgenni spaceship that crashes into the hills of remote Isger—there'll be descriptions of how that ship flew through space, but no hard rules on how to build them or how to do space travel. That type of thing is something that, if we cover at all, will happen much later.

As I recall, the two biggest pieces of work that covered fantasy space travel were the late Dragonstar from Fantasy Flight Games, which pretty much went for tech augmented by teleport spells to acheive FTL and Spelljammer which pretty much went for a totally fantasy approach both space travel and cosmology. Any thoughts on these settings and preferences? I'm guessing you're leaning more towards SF, salted with Lovecraftian Horror, aka the movie Event Horizon.


If Paizo had created a new rules system instead of linking Pathfinder to d&d 3.5, what do you think are the main ways that Golarion would be different? Assuming that in this theoretical situation that Pathfinder was just as successful as it was in real life, and that Golarion was its setting of course.

I'm not trying to imply that Pathfinder should be separated from D&D rules, this is just something I've been wondering about lately. The first 'change' that comes to mind for me is that dragons probably wouldn't be color-coded by alignment, which means Herima would probably be different.


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Have you read Neil Gaiman's Sherlock Holmes/Cthulhu Mythos mash-up, A Study in Emerald? If so, what did you think of it?

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Memento Mortis wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Memento Mortis wrote:

Finally doing a thorough read through of Artifacts & Legends. I direct your attention to page 6. Is that Seoni dressed up in Valeros' arms and armor? If so, that's wonderful.

Are we likely to get any more art for cross dressed/geared iconics?

Yes.

YES!

Wait. Yes to both questions?

Yes.

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LazarX wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
9) Doom Comes to Dustpawn, the 2012 RPG Superstar adventure (which will be coming out in about 3 months, hopefully!) is about a Lirgenni spaceship that crashes into the hills of remote Isger—there'll be descriptions of how that ship flew through space, but no hard rules on how to build them or how to do space travel. That type of thing is something that, if we cover at all, will happen much later.
As I recall, the two biggest pieces of work that covered fantasy space travel were the late Dragonstar from Fantasy Flight Games, which pretty much went for tech augmented by teleport spells to acheive FTL and Spelljammer which pretty much went for a totally fantasy approach both space travel and cosmology. Any thoughts on these settings and preferences? I'm guessing you're leaning more towards SF, salted with Lovecraftian Horror, aka the movie Event Horizon.

I much prefer Fantasy Flight's take over Spelljamer. Spelljammer felt too goofy and self-mocking to me.

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Matrix Dragon wrote:

If Paizo had created a new rules system instead of linking Pathfinder to d&d 3.5, what do you think are the main ways that Golarion would be different? Assuming that in this theoretical situation that Pathfinder was just as successful as it was in real life, and that Golarion was its setting of course.

I'm not trying to imply that Pathfinder should be separated from D&D rules, this is just something I've been wondering about lately. The first 'change' that comes to mind for me is that dragons probably wouldn't be color-coded by alignment, which means Herima would probably be different.

Golarion would not really be all that different, assuming that we decided to stick with the fantasy genre.

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agnelcow wrote:
Have you read Neil Gaiman's Sherlock Holmes/Cthulhu Mythos mash-up, A Study in Emerald? If so, what did you think of it?

I have read it. I was relatively ambivalent toward it... not terrible, but not my favorite story.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Well now we all definitely need to see Valeros in Seoni's clothes, and Alain in Feija's clothes.

Here's a question, if a party TPK's in an AP they're heavily invested in what's the best way to proceed and salvage the plot assuming nobody wants to abandon the AP?

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
9) Doom Comes to Dustpawn, the 2012 RPG Superstar adventure (which will be coming out in about 3 months, hopefully!) is about a Lirgenni spaceship that crashes into the hills of remote Isger—there'll be descriptions of how that ship flew through space, but no hard rules on how to build them or how to do space travel. That type of thing is something that, if we cover at all, will happen much later.

Very interesting, I think I will steal some stuff from that adventure for my Numeria sidestory in my Kingmaker campaign.

A question about the Silver Mount in Numeria:
it has some level of attack capability? in particular anti-aircraft fire?

I envision the original spaceship as a modular construct with semi independent modules with separate energy sources and at least limited maneuver drives. That would explain why some of the sections of the ship are still active.
Probably the ship was downed in some form of interstellar war that could still be active. Or at least the ship AI would still be fighting it.
So the Silver Mountain, detecting an approaching star craft that is not on its friend list would open fire against it, potentially crippling it and forcing it to crash land near the PC territory.

I think you would not say if my scenario is possible, but it would clash with what you have in store for the future of Numeria or it could mesh reasonably well?

Liberty's Edge

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James Jacobs wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:


2)Why does the Annihilater and Zelishkar have energy resistance for an energy type they are weak too?

2) As a way to provide protection against a weakness. It protects them against minor uses of the energy, but since they're vulnerable, they'll still take more damage than something that isn't vulnerable overall. It's unusual, but not against the rules.

You would apply the energy resistance before or after the vulnerability?

I generally apply the resistance first and the weakness to what bypass the resistance.

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DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
Here's a question, if a party TPK's in an AP they're heavily invested in what's the best way to proceed and salvage the plot assuming nobody wants to abandon the AP?

The best way is to have the PCs not get killed by the victors, but to be imprisoned. That lets you run the classic "prison break" scenario that's so hard to hard-code into an adventure. Most of our adventures have pretty detailed locations and as such changing the tone of an adventure from "explore this dungeon" to "break out and get your gear back and then continue exploring" isn't that huge a jump.

An alternate is if the PCs have made friends or allies earlier in the adventure to have those allies swoop in and rescue them.

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Diego Rossi wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
9) Doom Comes to Dustpawn, the 2012 RPG Superstar adventure (which will be coming out in about 3 months, hopefully!) is about a Lirgenni spaceship that crashes into the hills of remote Isger—there'll be descriptions of how that ship flew through space, but no hard rules on how to build them or how to do space travel. That type of thing is something that, if we cover at all, will happen much later.

Very interesting, I think I will steal some stuff from that adventure for my Numeria sidestory in my Kingmaker campaign.

A question about the Silver Mount in Numeria:
it has some level of attack capability? in particular anti-aircraft fire?

I envision the original spaceship as a modular construct with semi independent modules with separate energy sources and at least limited maneuver drives. That would explain why some of the sections of the ship are still active.
Probably the ship was downed in some form of interstellar war that could still be active. Or at least the ship AI would still be fighting it.
So the Silver Mountain, detecting an approaching star craft that is not on its friend list would open fire against it, potentially crippling it and forcing it to crash land near the PC territory.

I think you would not say if my scenario is possible, but it would clash with what you have in store for the future of Numeria or it could mesh reasonably well?

We've not yet revealed much at all about the Silver Mount's features. We eventually will, and I have a few ideas already, but I'm not ready to make those public.

So, as with any region in Golarion that we haven't really detailed, if you're going to set a campaign there and detail it on your own, you just need to be comfortable with the fact that your vision may or may not be compatible with ours. After all, if you run a 3 year campaign set in a region we've not said much about, to you and your players, THAT version will be the one you're comfortable with and familiar with once we finally get around to detailing our version.

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Diego Rossi wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Dragon78 wrote:


2)Why does the Annihilater and Zelishkar have energy resistance for an energy type they are weak too?

2) As a way to provide protection against a weakness. It protects them against minor uses of the energy, but since they're vulnerable, they'll still take more damage than something that isn't vulnerable overall. It's unusual, but not against the rules.

You would apply the energy resistance before or after the vulnerability?

I generally apply the resistance first and the weakness to what bypass the resistance.

When damage is rolled, it gets adjusted by the vulnerability to form a final damage total. It's THAT amount of damage that actually adjusts the target's hit points, and it's only when the damage starts adjusting those hit points that resistance kicks in.

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James Jacobs wrote:
Orthos wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Kevin Mack wrote:
2. Is it only members of Paizo staff that run the Iconic's you see on the messageboards or can anyone who feel's like it do it? (thinking the ask x threads maonly)
2) There's no official ruling there that I'm aware of.
At the moment I believe the only staff-run iconics are Merisiel (James), Imrijka (Crystal), and Reiko (Liz). Kajehase has the Lem alias, I have Alain (though I don't use him much), and another normal user has Kyra but I forget who it is.
Tim Nightengale is running with Kyra's avatar, since he played her in a playtest of Jason's "Crypt of the Everflame" several years ago.

Sara Marie runs Feiya.


James Jacobs wrote:
Memento Mortis wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Memento Mortis wrote:

Finally doing a thorough read through of Artifacts & Legends. I direct your attention to page 6. Is that Seoni dressed up in Valeros' arms and armor? If so, that's wonderful.

Are we likely to get any more art for cross dressed/geared iconics?

Yes.

YES!

Wait. Yes to both questions?

Yes.

YES!

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So James, can we have a super powerful T-Rex as the end boss for your level of the Emerald Spire? I'd be so thrilled ....


Anything in the works for an Osirion based, pyramid tromping adventure path.

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar 2008 Top 32, 2011 Top 16

What do you think about the new Pacific Rim trailer?

It looks pretty awesome to me - and the origin of the kaiju in the movie as mentioned in the trailer is pretty intriguing.

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JoelF847 wrote:

What do you think about the new Pacific Rim trailer?

It looks pretty awesome to me - and the origin of the kaiju in the movie as mentioned in the trailer is pretty intriguing.

I saw that trailer, considering the actress who plays the human's computer and where the monsters come from, I have used the following title to sum up Pacific Rim.

Cthulhu vs. GLaDOS

I am very excited, indeed. :)


Alexander Augunas wrote:
JoelF847 wrote:

What do you think about the new Pacific Rim trailer?

It looks pretty awesome to me - and the origin of the kaiju in the movie as mentioned in the trailer is pretty intriguing.

I saw that trailer, considering the actress who plays the human's computer and where the monsters come from, I have used the following title to sum up Pacific Rim.

Cthulhu vs. GLaDOS

I am very excited, indeed. :)

I saw this one in the theaters on opening day...it left me um, scared about giant robot movies.

Greg


Alexander Augunas wrote:
JoelF847 wrote:

What do you think about the new Pacific Rim trailer?

It looks pretty awesome to me - and the origin of the kaiju in the movie as mentioned in the trailer is pretty intriguing.

I saw that trailer, considering the actress who plays the human's computer and where the monsters come from, I have used the following title to sum up Pacific Rim.

Cthulhu vs. GLaDOS

I am very excited, indeed. :)

I would describe it more as a live action Neon Genesis Evangelion than GLaDOS vs Cthulhu.

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