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Jareth Elirae wrote:
Do devils and demons have the same intrinsic hatred of each other in Golarion as they did in the "Blood War" aspect of D&D, or do they simply disagree on policy like Democrats and Republicans.... wait... on second thought that might be a bad example....

I mention this primarily because it seems if such an enmity existed that there would be a much stronger Hellknight presence in Mendev, perhaps even a citadel or even a specific order... like the Order of the Scar. However, these Champions of Law seem to have no presence at all near the greatest incursion of Chaos on the surface of Golarion... this strikes me as an odd lack of mobilization to confront a threat to their fundamental beliefs.


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Set wrote:
Rathendar wrote:
I've used Merisiel and Malcanthet myself in Eq2, actually. Glad i wasn't th eonly one!

Pathfinder names are fun in MMOs. My gold-armored 'Golden Goblin' in WoW was Licktoad (cause Ripnugget was already taken, and neither Riptoad or Licknugget seemed wise...), and my Dranei (basically a Tiefling) Paladin was named Signifer.

*nod* i didn't have many in WoW myself, though i did snag Airilyn (FR-Moonblade) for my Fury Warrior. Ivid(Greyhawk-Great Kingdom) was a Necromancer i had in EQ1 and 2, hm, Oh i also used Nocticula, Ydersius(Iksar Monk!) and Nyrissa (Kingmaker)in EQ2 as well.


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In your opinion, should there be more girls like this in games?

Sczarni

Thank for the answers, James. Guess I'll be rollin' my own!

What might you suggest could be some interesting twists I could put on the elves of Sovyrian, to distinguish them from their kin in Kyonin? My PCs are probably going to spend some time in Kyonin and then go to Sovyrian, and I'd like there to be some striking cultural differences. I don't want it to just be "Elfland 1" and "Elfland 2".

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Jareth Elirae wrote:
Do devils and demons have the same intrinsic hatred of each other in Golarion as they did in the "Blood War" aspect of D&D, or do they simply disagree on policy like Democrats and Republicans.... wait... on second thought that might be a bad example....

They do not.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Jareth Elirae wrote:
Do devils and demons have the same intrinsic hatred of each other in Golarion as they did in the "Blood War" aspect of D&D, or do they simply disagree on policy like Democrats and Republicans.... wait... on second thought that might be a bad example....
They do not.

Shouldn't the Hellknights still be in strong support of the crusaders against the Worldwound, regardless?

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Jareth Elirae wrote:
Jareth Elirae wrote:
Do devils and demons have the same intrinsic hatred of each other in Golarion as they did in the "Blood War" aspect of D&D, or do they simply disagree on policy like Democrats and Republicans.... wait... on second thought that might be a bad example....
I mention this primarily because it seems if such an enmity existed that there would be a much stronger Hellknight presence in Mendev, perhaps even a citadel or even a specific order... like the Order of the Scar. However, these Champions of Law seem to have no presence at all near the greatest incursion of Chaos on the surface of Golarion... this strikes me as an odd lack of mobilization to confront a threat to their fundamental beliefs.

Hellknights are much more concerned with upholding laws in and near Cheliax. The Worldwound is far away, and involves not mortals but demons. If it were closer, perhaps. But Hellknights aren't that regional a group.

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Belle Mythix wrote:

In your opinion, should there be more girls like this in games?

In my opinion, there should be more girls of various body shapes in games. Period.

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Trinite wrote:

Thank for the answers, James. Guess I'll be rollin' my own!

What might you suggest could be some interesting twists I could put on the elves of Sovyrian, to distinguish them from their kin in Kyonin? My PCs are probably going to spend some time in Kyonin and then go to Sovyrian, and I'd like there to be some striking cultural differences. I don't want it to just be "Elfland 1" and "Elfland 2".

I have no suggestions. This is really more of a James Sutter question. Frankly, I think that the fewer distinctions there are between the two, though, the better. It's more powerful if the elves on the two worlds are closer to being similar than not.

Grand Lodge

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James Jacobs wrote:
3) I wouldn't say that's the case at all. There's plenty of examples of "devils stealing souls" in pretty much all horror fiction.

The usual horror stories with Devils I find is more of Devils successfully tempting the foolish to give them up themselves. Frequently a Devil doesn't really have to steal a soul when it's given up freely. A recent twist in Spiderman had Peter Parker and Mary Jane make a deal with Mephisto to save Aunt May. However what was sacrificed was the future that contained the birth of their hero daughter.

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Kairos Dawnfury wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
If your teammate pulverizes the enemy before you can even get to them, you probably will feel cheated of an opportunity for your own character to shine. I know that's how I felt when I played a paladin who was a melee fighter, but tended to get pulverized by actual melee combatants, and we were way more dependent on our snarky druid and kobold werewolf sorcerer for damage. The only times I ever really got the spotlight was when the DM would let me make pithy speeches about justice and honor, peppered with Lord of the Rings quotes in an Ahnold Schwarzenegger accent.
Maybe you need to speak to your DM about setting up encounters differently. As someone who pretty much always plays melee, I always have a couple enemies I get to beat the crap out of while the wizard takes out another batch.

That game's been over for over 4 years now. It's more an illustration of what I view as the concern.

In terms of game balance, a lot of people believe that some classes simply do BETTER than others, and the result is that players of classes like fighter or monk feel left out as the wizards and druids steamroll everything before they have a chance to do anything.

How does one deal with that? How does one tell a wizard's player to be LESS tactical in a battle, so that they actually can contribute something to the fight instead of the wizard basically doing all the work for the party?


Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Kairos Dawnfury wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
If your teammate pulverizes the enemy before you can even get to them, you probably will feel cheated of an opportunity for your own character to shine. I know that's how I felt when I played a paladin who was a melee fighter, but tended to get pulverized by actual melee combatants, and we were way more dependent on our snarky druid and kobold werewolf sorcerer for damage. The only times I ever really got the spotlight was when the DM would let me make pithy speeches about justice and honor, peppered with Lord of the Rings quotes in an Ahnold Schwarzenegger accent.
Maybe you need to speak to your DM about setting up encounters differently. As someone who pretty much always plays melee, I always have a couple enemies I get to beat the crap out of while the wizard takes out another batch.

That game's been over for over 4 years now. It's more an illustration of what I view as the concern.

In terms of game balance, a lot of people believe that some classes simply do BETTER than others, and the result is that players of classes like fighter or monk feel left out as the wizards and druids steamroll everything before they have a chance to do anything.

How does one deal with that? How does one tell a wizard's player to be LESS tactical in a battle, so that they actually can contribute something to the fight instead of the wizard basically doing all the work for the party?

I've played some pretty high level games and I can say that the only time I ever felt "useless" as a fighter was when a GM tried running a "low-magic" campaign up to level 17. Highest level I played was up to 19 as a fighter. So, I don't know what's different or if I made super optimized choices (not really, except maybe boots of fly?). But I never felt worthless as a fighter, and this was with a ruff and tuff GM that showed little in the way of mercy.

EDIT: Just so happens that Justin Alexander has a topic about this on his blog today.


Mr. James Jacobs,

What is Shelyn's opinion of body modification? In general and to specifically make one more beautiful as they interpret the concept.


1) I recently had the chance to read the Skull & Shackles AP. Besides loving it, it was really hard not to draw parallels to Pirates of the Caribbean, particularly At World's End. Was this one of the inspirations, and what were any others to your knowledge?

1a) On that note, Davy Jones and Blackbeard (On Stranger Tides) strike me as mythic characters, one who gained his power from a deal with a goddess, the other from voodoo magic and an artifact. What's your perspective?

2) Concerning Razmir: I think he's one of the more interesting figures little-examined in lore, and that his cult is hilarious. That said, most passages on the Starstone and ascended mortals only mention Aroden, Norgober, Cayden Cailean and Iomedae. Is this for the benefit of the reader, who might presumably know that Razmir is a charlatan? Among common people in-setting would he be "the fifth ascended god of the Starstone" or is his divinity not that bought into outside his lands?

3) The rampage of the Oliphaunt of Jandelay was absolutely devastating to Azlant and Thassilon. How do you imagine Thassilon would have dealt with a creature of similar scale without the possibility of de-summoning such a threat, e.g. a CR 30 kaiju? Could they have?

3a) ...How about Great Cthulhu?

4) How do you feel Sorshen's attractiveness and talent in seduction compared to supernatural beings who hold these as their defining traits, such as succubi and pairaka? Would she have made non-unique examples of these kinds of beings look like amateurs given her likely Diplomacy and Charisma scores and mythic abilities?

5) I loved following the Dark Souls conversation, it's one of my favorite games and examples of world building. If you had the chance to import an element of the game into Golarion, what might you pick, if anything?

6) What's Halloween going to be like for the Paizo offices this year? Any chance we'll get to hear about Wes apple bobbing?

Thank you, again, for coming here to take questions from us!


Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

That game's been over for over 4 years now. It's more an illustration of what I view as the concern.

In terms of game balance, a lot of people believe that some classes simply do BETTER than others, and the result is that players of classes like fighter or monk feel left out as the wizards and druids steamroll everything before they have a chance to do anything.

How does one deal with that? How does one tell a wizard's player to be LESS tactical in a battle, so that they actually can contribute something to the fight instead of the wizard basically doing all the work for the party?

IANJ but that really depends on the player behind the class. Recently a friend of mine ran a 20th level one shot (boy did that take a while to create characters) with two Wizards in the party and both of them were killed while the Fighter saved the day. So, it really depends more on the player than the class in my opinion.

Question for James: Lisa says that she will fund your project "Unspeakable Futures" but due to your responsibilities at Paizo you won't be able to directly develop it. Would you still allow it to be made?


Mythic JMD031 wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:

That game's been over for over 4 years now. It's more an illustration of what I view as the concern.

In terms of game balance, a lot of people believe that some classes simply do BETTER than others, and the result is that players of classes like fighter or monk feel left out as the wizards and druids steamroll everything before they have a chance to do anything.

How does one deal with that? How does one tell a wizard's player to be LESS tactical in a battle, so that they actually can contribute something to the fight instead of the wizard basically doing all the work for the party?

IANJ but that really depends on the player behind the class. Recently a friend of mine ran a 20th level one shot (boy did that take a while to create characters) with two Wizards in the party and both of them were killed while the Fighter saved the day. So, it really depends more on the player than the class in my opinion.

Question for James: Lisa says that she will fund your project "Unspeakable Futures" but due to your responsibilities at Paizo you won't be able to directly develop it. Would you still allow it to be made?

Or depends on the encounter(s), some monsters can give spellcasters a very hard time.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
That game's been over for over 4 years now. It's more an illustration of what I view as the concern.

That, then, is a good indication that the topic should be its own discussion in its own thread! :-)

Let's keep this one focused on questions, please.

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The NPC wrote:

Mr. James Jacobs,

What is Shelyn's opinion of body modification? In general and to specifically make one more beautiful as they interpret the concept.

She's okay with it, but not when it's modification for the wrong reasons.

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Victoria Dethasma wrote:

1) I recently had the chance to read the Skull & Shackles AP. Besides loving it, it was really hard not to draw parallels to Pirates of the Caribbean, particularly At World's End. Was this one of the inspirations, and what were any others to your knowledge?

1a) On that note, Davy Jones and Blackbeard (On Stranger Tides) strike me as mythic characters, one who gained his power from a deal with a goddess, the other from voodoo magic and an artifact. What's your perspective?

2) Concerning Razmir: I think he's one of the more interesting figures little-examined in lore, and that his cult is hilarious. That said, most passages on the Starstone and ascended mortals only mention Aroden, Norgober, Cayden Cailean and Iomedae. Is this for the benefit of the reader, who might presumably know that Razmir is a charlatan? Among common people in-setting would he be "the fifth ascended god of the Starstone" or is his divinity not that bought into outside his lands?

3) The rampage of the Oliphaunt of Jandelay was absolutely devastating to Azlant and Thassilon. How do you imagine Thassilon would have dealt with a creature of similar scale without the possibility of de-summoning such a threat, e.g. a CR 30 kaiju? Could they have?

3a) ...How about Great Cthulhu?

4) How do you feel Sorshen's attractiveness and talent in seduction compared to supernatural beings who hold these as their defining traits, such as succubi and pairaka? Would she have made non-unique examples of these kinds of beings look like amateurs given her likely Diplomacy and Charisma scores and mythic abilities?

5) I loved following the Dark Souls conversation, it's one of my favorite games and examples of world building. If you had the chance to import an element of the game into Golarion, what might you pick, if anything?

6) What's Halloween going to be like for the Paizo offices this year? Any chance we'll get to hear about Wes apple bobbing?

Thank you, again, for coming here to take questions from us!

1) With the overwhelming popular culture innundation by those movies, it would have been impossible for there not to be parallels. And probably would have been the wrong move anyway to try to avoid them. When you're doing a pirate story... there's just some things you have to include. I wasn't the outliner or developer for that AP though, so I don't have much more in the way of insights into its inspirations; that's a Rob question.

1a) Both those characters could well be counted as mythic characters, sure. But that's as much due to the fact that we really tried to draw upon classic story tropes for mythic stuff more than any other reason.

2) Razmir is little-examined because he's one of Jason Bulmahn's pet NPCs, and we're avoiding doing much with him or his nation until the times when Jason has the desire and time to explore him more. There are LOTS more ways for someone to ascend to divinity, and we don't mention Razmir along with the starstone because it's public knowledge he never went there. His cultists assume he became a god using other methods.

3) The Oliphaunt rampaged in Thassiolon, but never in Azlant. Thassilon could have dealt with a similarly powerful foe, but it would have done a similar amount of damage. Probably less, since getting it to Thassilon wouldn't have involved the same pre-devastation that the ritual of summoning the Oliphaunt required.

3a) You'll get to see Cthulhu's stats soon enough! He's not so much about kaijuing though, as he is other forms of unraveling society.

4) Depends on the creature... but Sorshen was about more than seduction, where as a creature like a succubus is very much focused on that angle. A succubus is more focused and specialized than a runelord of Enchantment, but also a lot less versatile.

5) The way character death is worked into the game in a way that doesn't disrupt but actually enhances the story. That's probably the most innovative part of the game in my opinion.

6) Halloween at the offices is usually not all that different than normal. More candy around the office than normal, and usually a couple of costumes, but not a lot. Wes will not be apple bobbing, I guarantee. Too unsanitary and gross.

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Mythic JMD031 wrote:
Question for James: Lisa says that she will fund your project "Unspeakable Futures" but due to your responsibilities at Paizo you won't be able to directly develop it. Would you still allow it to be made?

Nope. I'd rather retain as much creative control over Unspeakable Futures as possible.

Well... actually... depending on how much money Lisa threw at me, I might change my tune! :-)


James Jacobs wrote:
The NPC wrote:

Mr. James Jacobs,

What is Shelyn's opinion of body modification? In general and to specifically make one more beautiful as they interpret the concept.

She's okay with it, but not when it's modification for the wrong reasons.

So a modification to fix something or be stranger is o.k. but a new nose out of vanity not so much?

I ask because I have fleshwarper character in mind who happens to be a Shelynite.

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The NPC wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The NPC wrote:

Mr. James Jacobs,

What is Shelyn's opinion of body modification? In general and to specifically make one more beautiful as they interpret the concept.

She's okay with it, but not when it's modification for the wrong reasons.

So a modification to fix something or be stranger is o.k. but a new nose out of vanity not so much?

I ask because I have fleshwarper character in mind who happens to be a Shelynite.

It's not NEARLY that simple. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and the reasons for modifying the body are as varied as the modifications themselves. It's not something that can be summarized, really, other than to say that if the worshiper is proud of the modification, chances are VERY good that Shelyn is as well.


There seem to very few NPC's with Mythic tier 9+. Largely because a) mythic is new and b) mythic tier 9+ gives re-spawn. Which NPC's would you give Mythic tier 9+? Does this list include the runelord of pride?

Baba Yaga, Oliphant of Jandelay and Cthulhu are apparently the only CR30 beings currently statted up by Paizo. What other creatures or NPC's would you give the highest killable CR, even if it is many years before these beings join the big 3?

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Lawful GM wrote:

There seem to very few NPC's with Mythic tier 9+. Largely because a) mythic is new and b) mythic tier 9+ gives re-spawn. Which NPC's would you give Mythic tier 9+? Does this list include the runelord of pride?

Baba Yaga, Oliphant of Jandelay and Cthulhu are apparently the only CR30 beings currently statted up by Paizo. What other creatures or NPC's would you give the highest killable CR, even if it is many years before these beings join the big 3?

It's mostly because Mythic is new, and we're kinda still timid about putting too many super high ranking mythic NPCs into the game, I guess?

There's plenty more high CR monsters on the way though. Stay tuned!


James Jacobs wrote:
Gancanagh wrote:

Hi james.

Can you give us a very minor random spoiler from bestiary 4? Pleassssseeeee!?! *Carbuncle + Almiraj puppy eyes* :-p

PS A hint / riddle / cryptic thing will all do to! I love me some riddles :p

Fine.

I'll do one.

Here.

I think everyone who clicked that link took major SAN loss.


can planar ally or planar binding or even gate be used to get an outsider courtesan/prostitute


Did you prefer Demon or Dark Souls? Were there check points in Demon Souls like in Dark, or did you get kicked back to a hub?


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James Jacobs wrote:
Gancanagh wrote:

Hi james.

Can you give us a very minor random spoiler from bestiary 4? Pleassssseeeee!?! *Carbuncle + Almiraj puppy eyes* :-p

PS A hint / riddle / cryptic thing will all do to! I love me some riddles :p

Fine.

I'll do one.

Here.

Sob...I, I just wanted to thank you, Sir. And thank you, Axial, for bringing it back to the eye and mind of the public.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Hello James, I have a question. Is there a canon method for destroying the Witchgates in Virlych? Emptying Renchurch of all inhabitants during Carrion Crown has led the party towards making long range plans towards the destruction of as much of the Tyrant's influence as possible, and they see the Witchgates as one of the keys. I've been making up info as they began using spells and heavy research, and I have come up with the idea of impaling each gate point with a holy weapon and then activating all the gates simultaneously, yet if there is a specific method of destruction it would be nice to know (as opposed to a monkey paw incident that occurred a week before getting Ultimate Equipment, lol)

Silver Crusade

Do you think Golarion is going to have a happy future?


Does Golarion have any non-evil necromancers?

What I mean is that they respect life and others, but they don't see undead as inherently evil; it just depends on who's using it.

I'm playing a True Neutral oracle of bones who doesn't see mindless undead as enemies, allies, or even subordinates. He views zombies, skeletons and the like as weapons; he sees no difference between animating a dead enemy's skeleton and picking up their sword. Intelligent undead like liches and vampires, he sees morality as being their choice. If they are actively malicious, he'd shake his head in disappointment and try to put them down, but he doesn't see undeath itself as inherently evil.

Your thoughts on this?


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...we had a weird situation come up in our game, figured I could ask here if anywhere. If a shapeshifter, such as a doppelganger or spellcaster with lots of polymorph spells, constantly uses these abilities to take on the appearance of different deities for the purposes of fantasy fulfillment as a prostitute, will any of the deities send their champion or otherwise(not their followers)make a personal objection? Note, the shapeshifter is not claiming to be the deity, but is... actively using this ability as advertising for their Profession: Prostitute skill checks.

And what type of a bonus, if any, would you say that may grant?

Silver Crusade

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...Did one of my players sneak into your games? Stuff like this happens all the time with them.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

When you say something is "unrevealed" does that mean that you or the people at Paizo know but have decided to not reveal the answer or does that mean that nobody has thought of or created the answer on the subject yet so there is no way to answer the question?

Often on this thread I have wished to know which one was the case when an "unrevealed" or similar answer was given for a question.

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xavier c wrote:
can planar ally or planar binding or even gate be used to get an outsider courtesan/prostitute

It can if your GM lets it.

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Kairos Dawnfury wrote:
Did you prefer Demon or Dark Souls? Were there check points in Demon Souls like in Dark, or did you get kicked back to a hub?

I much preferred Dark Souls; the game's just pretty much an improvement on everything in the first one pretty much across the board.

The checkpoints in Demons' Souls didn't exist. If you died, you went back to the central hub.

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lucky7 wrote:
Do you think Golarion is going to have a happy future?

That's entirely up to your PCs!

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The Lone GM wrote:
Hello James, I have a question. Is there a canon method for destroying the Witchgates in Virlych? Emptying Renchurch of all inhabitants during Carrion Crown has led the party towards making long range plans towards the destruction of as much of the Tyrant's influence as possible, and they see the Witchgates as one of the keys. I've been making up info as they began using spells and heavy research, and I have come up with the idea of impaling each gate point with a holy weapon and then activating all the gates simultaneously, yet if there is a specific method of destruction it would be nice to know (as opposed to a monkey paw incident that occurred a week before getting Ultimate Equipment, lol)

As far as I know, no.

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Voyd211 wrote:

Does Golarion have any non-evil necromancers?

What I mean is that they respect life and others, but they don't see undead as inherently evil; it just depends on who's using it.

I'm playing a True Neutral oracle of bones who doesn't see mindless undead as enemies, allies, or even subordinates. He views zombies, skeletons and the like as weapons; he sees no difference between animating a dead enemy's skeleton and picking up their sword. Intelligent undead like liches and vampires, he sees morality as being their choice. If they are actively malicious, he'd shake his head in disappointment and try to put them down, but he doesn't see undeath itself as inherently evil.

Your thoughts on this?

Yes, but non-evil necromancers don't create or control undead. There's other uses for necromancy, and that's what a non-evil necromancer would focus on.

One of Golarion's core concepts is that undead are pretty much inherently evil, and that the exceptions to that case are rare and 99% are ghosts who don't want to be ghosts or don't know they're ghosts.

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i.e. your necromancer not believing they are evil doesn't change the fact that they ARE EVIL. He's just deluding himself in order to have access to a convenient weapon, which means he's sliding down that slippery slope of ends justify the means, and he's definitely justifying here.

==Aelryinth

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The Lone GM wrote:

...we had a weird situation come up in our game, figured I could ask here if anywhere. If a shapeshifter, such as a doppelganger or spellcaster with lots of polymorph spells, constantly uses these abilities to take on the appearance of different deities for the purposes of fantasy fulfillment as a prostitute, will any of the deities send their champion or otherwise(not their followers)make a personal objection? Note, the shapeshifter is not claiming to be the deity, but is... actively using this ability as advertising for their Profession: Prostitute skill checks.

And what type of a bonus, if any, would you say that may grant?

I suspect that unless the shapechanger in question is VERY powerful and influential and notable that the deities themselves won't take notice. But I'm pretty positive that the deity's church will take notice LONG before that and send its members to take care of the blasphemy. If a deity's church is working right, that's what it does. Takes care of things so that the deity isn't reduced to divine intervention.

As a pure bonus to a skill... well... most polymorph-related skills grant a +10 bonus on Disguise checks... so that could work, I suppose.

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Drock11 wrote:

When you say something is "unrevealed" does that mean that you or the people at Paizo know but have decided to not reveal the answer or does that mean that nobody has thought of or created the answer on the subject yet so there is no way to answer the question?

Often on this thread I have wished to know which one was the case when an "unrevealed" or similar answer was given for a question.

It generally means one of two things, and when I say "unrevealed" I'm specifically relying on the fact that it could mean EITHER of the following:

1) The answer is something we haven't thought up yet, either because we've not gotten around to it or don't plan to address it anytime soon, or...

2) The answer is something we HAVE an answer for, but that answer will be revealed in an upcoming unannounced product in the future and I'd rather not jump the gun on getting folks excited about the answer or even the idea that an answer exists.

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Aelryinth wrote:

i.e. your necromancer not believing they are evil doesn't change the fact that they ARE EVIL. He's just deluding himself in order to have access to a convenient weapon, which means he's sliding down that slippery slope of ends justify the means, and he's definitely justifying here.

==Aelryinth

Another way to put that is that the concept of undeath being inherently evil or not is something each GM gets to decide on for his/her game.

But the baseline assumption all of our products go with, and the baseline we use in Golarion, is that yes, undeath is an inherently evil thing. That's why unintelligent undead like skeletons and zombies are evil, not neutral.


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

What's the status on your progress with the advanced class playtest?


Hi James,

Couple of questions:

1) Do you have a personal view on how dependent a character's appearance (level of beauty) is on their Cha score?

2) Do you enjoy watching or participating in any sports, or sport-like games?

3) What's the least enjoyable job you've ever had?

4) Have you played Dragon's Dogma? If so, did you finish it?

5) Have you read/seen much Shakespeare, and if so, do you enjoy his work?

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Cool or Not Cool?

Spoiler:
I've mentioned him before, but my favorite character is my kitsune samurai. Because its a kingdom building game and my character is the ruler, Leadership was a must-have.

I'm an avid modeler (I've converted and painting models for all of the major characters in both of the campaigns that I'm currently a part of) so my primary concern when it came time to design my character's cohort was making sure that the two characters were aesthetically different. I eventually settled on a ninja and focused her on espionage. Of note was my choice to give her Eldritch Heritage with the Umbral Bloodline.

It was an exercise in creativity to try and figure out how to show an unusual bloodline in a kitsune, but after doing some research on vulpes Vulpes, I learned that although the red fox comes in a variety of pelt colors, all of those colors are pigmentation mutations and not separate species. For example, the red fox is the same species as the Amber Fox. I'm sure you can imagine my inevitable conclusion when I realized that the Silver Fox was a heavily melanistic form of the more commonly pictured red fox.

So yup! My cohort's bloodline manifested in her having the coloration of a silver fox in kitsune form and dark skin in human form. She's the only one in her small clan with this mutation, but it does come with the perks of the Eldritch Bloodline feat!

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lucky7 wrote:
Do you think Golarion is going to have a happy future?

I sure hope not... we'd be out of buisness!

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Alexander Augunas wrote:

Cool or Not Cool?

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Hey, I think another cool bloodline for Kitsune is Boreal or Undead If you can only have one or both if the Kitsune is a sorcerer with Crossblooded or Eldritch Heritage. The idea being that the kitsune has the touch of a Yuki-Onna (see Bestiary 3) in his/her heritage. Anyway I think that was pretty cool too.

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zergtitan wrote:
What's the status on your progress with the advanced class playtest?

Nothing to say yet, other than that we're still working on getting it done and that it's on schedule.

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