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Hey James, question.

How well would a character who shares Ayavah's beliefs about Nocticula work as a WotR PC?

Spoiler:

How would Arueshalae react to a heretical Nocticula worshiper? What about Nocticula's reaction and opinion of that character?

Would the Wardstone's explosion consider them a cultist/demon worshiper and destroy them?

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Odraude wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
What would a pantheist paladin act like?
Like a lawful good champion of law and good. Beyond that... it depends entirely on the nature of the paladin's pantheon. And no, I'm not interested in designing vows for every possible pantheon combination... ;-)
You might be thinking about polytheist. Pantheist just means you believe that everything in the universe is part of a single all-encompassing, immanent God. And this singular God isn't a personal or humanized God like, say, the Christian god. So it'd really be one vow. Though still be a hard one to figure out.

Faiths and Philosophies refers to it as Pantheism, along with the Pantheistic Blessing feat. This was something the forums discussed for a while after the book came out. I used Pantheist because that was the character stuff described in the book.

By the way, James, how would a person descended from Sarkorian refugees living in Mendev grow up without getting purged by someone like Hulrun? And speaking of Hulrun, I understand that...
** spoiler omitted **
That's part of why I get so agitated and paranoid about canon and stuff. When I want to develop an arc or plot off something, and then the next book comes out and says "He dies in this one," it throws me off the rails, or when a book mentions something going on that we've already dramatically altered through play (The recent books about Numeria and such talking about Pitax and Irovetti as if they're still around when Kingmaker has the PCs trash them as part of their rise to power).

And that's why we don't hardcode ANY of the events in our products to a timeline. He only dies in Golarion when you run that adventure... and even then only if you the GM let it happen. Until you run the adventure... he's fine.

And likewise... the events in Kingmaker are not assumed to have happened at all, which is why you see us talking about Pitax and the like.

We don't advance our campaign setting's canon with each book we publish, because that creates an increasingly enormous barrier to entry for newcomers and an increasingly overwhelming amount of canon to track for the authors and editors and developers.

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Desril wrote:

Hey James, question.

How well would a character who shares Ayavah's beliefs about Nocticula work as a WotR PC?

Spoiler:
How would Arueshalae react to a heretical Nocticula worshiper? What about Nocticula's reaction and opinion of that character?

Would the Wardstone's explosion consider them a cultist/demon worshiper and destroy them?

That's something the GM would need to decide. I probably would allow it and would adjust several events in the AP to take advantage of the opportunity.

Spoiler:
Arueshalae would be wary, suspicious, and a tiny bit curious. Nocticula's reaction would be to shrug and smile coyly and be enigmatic.

The Warstone explosion would normally consider the PC a demon worshiper and destroy them, but I would make an exception for the PC and probably work into the plot an element that the PCs' actions are what might finally give Nocticula the chance to ascend to divinity somehow...

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Odraude wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
What would a pantheist paladin act like?
Like a lawful good champion of law and good. Beyond that... it depends entirely on the nature of the paladin's pantheon. And no, I'm not interested in designing vows for every possible pantheon combination... ;-)
You might be thinking about polytheist. Pantheist just means you believe that everything in the universe is part of a single all-encompassing, immanent God. And this singular God isn't a personal or humanized God like, say, the Christian god. So it'd really be one vow. Though still be a hard one to figure out.

Faiths and Philosophies refers to it as Pantheism, along with the Pantheistic Blessing feat. This was something the forums discussed for a while after the book came out. I used Pantheist because that was the character stuff described in the book.

By the way, James, how would a person descended from Sarkorian refugees living in Mendev grow up without getting purged by someone like Hulrun? And speaking of Hulrun, I understand that...
** spoiler omitted **
That's part of why I get so agitated and paranoid about canon and stuff. When I want to develop an arc or plot off something, and then the next book comes out and says "He dies in this one," it throws me off the rails, or when a book mentions something going on that we've already dramatically altered through play (The recent books about Numeria and such talking about Pitax and Irovetti as if they're still around when Kingmaker has the PCs trash them as part of their rise to power).

And that's why we don't hardcode ANY of the events in our products to a timeline. He only dies in Golarion when you run that adventure... and even then only if you the GM let it happen. Until you run the adventure... he's fine.

And likewise... the events in Kingmaker are not assumed to have happened at all, which is why you see us talking about Pitax and the like.

We...

Then why do timelines in campaign setting books and events in APs reference things that apparently happened in PFS or the novels, like the Ruby Prince getting a wasting disease and blaming the Pathfinders for it referenced in the Osirion book, or Varian Jeggare and Radovan's recovery of the Paradox Lexicon in King of Chaos being essential to the plot of Wrath of the Righteous? It feels like I have to BUY ALL THE THINGS if I want to get the full, complex interconnected web of Golarion, and that I'll never be fully caught up.

Silver Crusade

Hi James, I was woundering if you and some of the other Pazio guys and gals could start a thread discussing 3pp products and their meshing with Pazio products for playability. It seems to me that there are a lot of
players and GM's that have an irrational haltered of 3pp products.

I really like all the Pazio products that I have bought but as much as Pazio writes they can't come up with all the great ideas out there
SKR games has had good stuff before he worked for you and after he left,
Green Ronin games has good stuff and Marc Randels company has my personal 3pp favorite class the Spell-less Ranger.

Pazio has done nothing to foster this strange attitude but I think Pazio could do a great deal to dispel this. I think that this wold be good for the whole RP industry.

Have a good week end.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Then why do timelines in campaign setting books and events in APs reference things that apparently happened in PFS or the novels, like the Ruby Prince getting a wasting disease and blaming the Pathfinders for it referenced in the Osirion book, or Varian Jeggare and Radovan's recovery of the Paradox Lexicon in King of Chaos being essential to the plot of Wrath of the Righteous? It feels like I have to BUY ALL THE THINGS if I want to get the full, complex interconnected web of Golarion, and that I'll never be fully caught up.

Because it's not a perfect system, and because now and then we DO decide to link things together.

And honestly? If someone wants to get the full complex amount of information about everything in Golarion... you DO Have to buy all the things. Because all of our Golarion books do add more information.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Lou Diamond wrote:

Hi James, I was woundering if you and some of the other Pazio guys and gals could start a thread discussing 3pp products and their meshing with Pazio products for playability. It seems to me that there are a lot of

players and GM's that have an irrational haltered of 3pp products.

I really like all the Pazio products that I have bought but as much as Pazio writes they can't come up with all the great ideas out there
SKR games has had good stuff before he worked for you and after he left,
Green Ronin games has good stuff and Marc Randels company has my personal 3pp favorite class the Spell-less Ranger.

Pazio has done nothing to foster this strange attitude but I think Pazio could do a great deal to dispel this. I think that this wold be good for the whole RP industry.

Have a good week end.

As a matter of fact, we do indeed use 3rd party content in our products quite often.

We don't use ALL of it, because it's not all appropriate for many reasons for us to use for our world, and because we do want to limit ourselves to the prodcuts we know the most about—our own.

We don't have time to monitor all the 3rd party stuff out there and keep up with it AND produce our own books. Furthermore, I'm not interested in doing a more "official" sponsership of 3PP because that starts to smell of favoritism.

And I'm pretty sure haters are gonna hate regardless of what we say.


Heya James,

What seperates a tiefling from a half-fiend, and an aasimar from a half celestial? I imagine it's that a half-fiend or half-celestial have a direct parent (or have it applied to them through a ritual or similar) who is fiendish / celestial, while tieflings and aasimar only have a 'touch' of that blood in their system (and could be grandchildren of half-fiend/celestials), but it's potent enough to cause physical changes to them. Of course, I could be way off the mark, here (which is why I'm asking you! :D)

If I'm close to correct, however, are there similar templates for other 'half' creatures, such as for geniekin (sulis, ifrits, oreads, sylphs, and undines)? And if not, do you think that is something that would be a feasible template to create? Or is there something inherently different concerning half geniekin and half-fiends/celestials?


James Jacobs wrote:
Drock11 wrote:
Do qlippoths and daemons ever work together as their goals seem to match up pretty well other than qlippoths still want themselves left instead of total nihilism. Well there is the whole daemons being involved in the creation of demons incident, which might be a sticky issue between them, but qlippoths can't blame the entirety of daemon kind for what one member did can they?
Not on a mass scale. Maybe now and then on a small scale, but not for long and not often. Both races more or less want to get rid of each other anyway. They don't play well together.

What about qlippoths and asuras? The qlippoth predate the gods, so asuras shouldn't hate them for being divine creations.

Daemons also want to get rid of Urgathoa and Zyphus, eventually. Why do those gods work with them and accept realms in Abbadon? It has to be a trap of some kind. Do they think the daemons will never get to the point where they will be ready to turn on them?

Are there plans to do more with asuras in the future? I'd really like some more stories of divine screw-ups, hopefully naming specific gods of Golarion rather than the anonymous gods in the Bestiary.


do outsiders sell other outsiders into slavery.would a outsider sell another outsider slave to a mortal

are slaves sold on the plane axis

what planes are most likely to sell outsider slaves to mortals

would a devil sell another devil into slavery to a mortal


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Nargemn wrote:

Heya James,

What seperates a tiefling from a half-fiend, and an aasimar from a half celestial? I imagine it's that a half-fiend or half-celestial have a direct parent (or have it applied to them through a ritual or similar) who is fiendish / celestial, while tieflings and aasimar only have a 'touch' of that blood in their system (and could be grandchildren of half-fiend/celestials), but it's potent enough to cause physical changes to them. Of course, I could be way off the mark, here (which is why I'm asking you! :D)

If I'm close to correct, however, are there similar templates for other 'half' creatures, such as for geniekin (sulis, ifrits, oreads, sylphs, and undines)? And if not, do you think that is something that would be a feasible template to create? Or is there something inherently different concerning half geniekin and half-fiends/celestials?

Not to steal James's thunder, but in the Blood of Fiends/Angels, it is commonly described that the outsider-to-native-outsider lineage goes:

fiend > half-fiend > tiefling

and

celestial > half-celestial > aasimar

So the native outsiders are like the grandkids of an outsider. In addition, the tiefling/aasimar gene can spontaneously appear in a family. So even if a group of people are ten generations removed from the original outsider, they can still pop out an aasimar or tiefling.

That said, there are examples where aasimars and tiefling are born due to other circumstances that don't involve making the beast of two backs with an outsider. That's actually a plot point in one of Paizo's adventure paths.

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

Hi James,

In Golarion we have slumbering liches, lords of sin in stasis, exiled demon lords and all manner of temporarily subdued baddies. Are there any depowered gods bumming around? Even stripped demi-gods raging over lost cosmic ability or wandering the planet in a constant state fugue state?


Hi James, I'm sorry to have to ask, but it's an annoyance that I just want settled.

In the Rules Questions forums,there was someone asking about sohei 1/weapon master 3, and that since they now had weapon training and flurry of blows ki strikethat they could flurry and ki strike with weapons from other classes weapon training. However, the ability in question that allows you to use this is a 6th level ability.

Spoiler:
Weapon Training (Ex): At 6th level, a sohei gains weapon training in one of the following weapon groups, as the fighter class feature: bows, crossbows, monk weapons, polearms, spears, or thrown weapons. He may select an additional group of weapons for every six levels after 6th, to a maximum of three at 18th level. A sohei may use flurry of blows and ki strike with any weapon in which he has weapon training. This ability replaces purity of body, diamond body, quivering palm, timeless body, and tongue of sun and moon.

As you can see, the ability doesn't become mentioned until 6th level. A different person from the OP says that because both work 'as the fighter class feature', that he can look at and gain all instances of weapon training, and that since he has FoB, Ki Strike and weapon training, even though it's from another class, he can flurry and ki strike with that weapon master weapon. It's gone from heated debate to full blown arguing and it just seems like it's becoming a toxic subject.


The release of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition is getting closer.
I've just downloaded the free quick-start PDF and I will surely get the new edition.

I like the game and I like the 6 edition, but the 6th edition rule book is a bit messy in how it is organized so I’m really excited. So here are my questions:

1) What’s your thought on the new edition? I mean will you get it or not?

2)Have you checked out there free quick-start 7th edition PDF?

2a) If yes, what are your thoughts?

3)Do you think they got a chance in beating you in this year’s Ennies?

4) I will possibly vote for them in the best Free Product, but I vote for you in all other categories. I hope that don't upset you ;)

BTW, I just saw new Godzilla yesterday. It was awesome even though I didn't understand Everything.


Hi James, I have a few questions about how common certain monsters are.

1. Compared to the chromatic and metallic dragons, how common are the other true dragons (primal, imperial, outer)?

2. Are all creatures in the bestiaries published by Paizo assumed to exist in the Inner Sea setting to some degree?

3. Are some monsters more common than others and, if so, how is that determined?

And, a bit of a side question here:

4. What souls eventually become aeons?


Which is the superior fruit?
And why is it an Orange?

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
constantly changing the game in an attempt to prevent them is a losing prospect akin to changing demons to tanar'ri just to appease a portion of the public who will never be appeased.

Wasn't the point of putting in the option of godless clerics to appease the fundamentalists who claimed that that D+D was enforcing pagan worship on cleric players?

Contributor

James Jacobs wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The Minis Maniac wrote:
James has one of the great old ones been awakened ?
Nah. It's been awake for a long time. That's just a fingerprint.

I heard that the only way to keep it from popping the known world like a pimple was to continue to provide it with Paizo Adventure Paths to read.

How does it feel knowing that you're prolonging the earth's inevitable destruction?

How does it feel knowing that if you stop buying our adventure paths, you'll end the world?

Heavy is the head that wears the crown and all that!

Touche, salesman!


Are Gripplis purposely pushing the boundaries of Tiny size?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Nargemn wrote:

Heya James,

What seperates a tiefling from a half-fiend, and an aasimar from a half celestial? I imagine it's that a half-fiend or half-celestial have a direct parent (or have it applied to them through a ritual or similar) who is fiendish / celestial, while tieflings and aasimar only have a 'touch' of that blood in their system (and could be grandchildren of half-fiend/celestials), but it's potent enough to cause physical changes to them. Of course, I could be way off the mark, here (which is why I'm asking you! :D)

If I'm close to correct, however, are there similar templates for other 'half' creatures, such as for geniekin (sulis, ifrits, oreads, sylphs, and undines)? And if not, do you think that is something that would be a feasible template to create? Or is there something inherently different concerning half geniekin and half-fiends/celestials?

The different stats for one.

In world, a half-fiend had a fiend for a parent, while a tiefling had, AT MOST, a half fiend for a parent. Same story more or less for celestials.

I believe there is indeed a half geniekin out there somewhere.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

JaC381 wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Drock11 wrote:
Do qlippoths and daemons ever work together as their goals seem to match up pretty well other than qlippoths still want themselves left instead of total nihilism. Well there is the whole daemons being involved in the creation of demons incident, which might be a sticky issue between them, but qlippoths can't blame the entirety of daemon kind for what one member did can they?
Not on a mass scale. Maybe now and then on a small scale, but not for long and not often. Both races more or less want to get rid of each other anyway. They don't play well together.

What about qlippoths and asuras? The qlippoth predate the gods, so asuras shouldn't hate them for being divine creations.

Daemons also want to get rid of Urgathoa and Zyphus, eventually. Why do those gods work with them and accept realms in Abbadon? It has to be a trap of some kind. Do they think the daemons will never get to the point where they will be ready to turn on them?

Are there plans to do more with asuras in the future? I'd really like some more stories of divine screw-ups, hopefully naming specific gods of Golarion rather than the anonymous gods in the Bestiary.

Qlippoths pretty much don't play well with anyone.

Abbadon is a big place. At least as big as the universe, probably bigger. There's plenty of room for deities and daemons in there.

We'll do something with asuras some day, but no plans anytime soon.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

xavier c wrote:

do outsiders sell other outsiders into slavery.would a outsider sell another outsider slave to a mortal

are slaves sold on the plane axis

what planes are most likely to sell outsider slaves to mortals

would a devil sell another devil into slavery to a mortal

Some do.

In some places yes.

The further you get from good planes, the more likely you'll see slavery trade happen.

Unlikely.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Odraude wrote:
... stole my thunder ...

Shh!

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Kieviel wrote:

Hi James,

In Golarion we have slumbering liches, lords of sin in stasis, exiled demon lords and all manner of temporarily subdued baddies. Are there any depowered gods bumming around? Even stripped demi-gods raging over lost cosmic ability or wandering the planet in a constant state fugue state?

Yes. Ydersius and Rovagug would both count in one way or another, as do some of the Great Old Ones. Plus more. It's too cool and potent an idea to not use a thousand times. ;-)

Paizo Employee Creative Director

TheBulletKnight wrote:

Hi James, I'm sorry to have to ask, but it's an annoyance that I just want settled.

In the Rules Questions forums,there was someone asking about sohei 1/weapon master 3, and that since they now had weapon training and flurry of blows ki strikethat they could flurry and ki strike with weapons from other classes weapon training. However, the ability in question that allows you to use this is a 6th level ability.

** spoiler omitted **

As you can see, the ability doesn't become mentioned until 6th level. A different person from the OP says that because both work 'as the fighter class feature', that he can look at and gain all instances of weapon training, and that since he has FoB, Ki Strike and weapon training, even though it's from another class, he can flurry and ki strike with that weapon master weapon. It's gone from heated debate to full blown arguing and it just seems like it's becoming a toxic subject.

Flag it and move on.

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Zark wrote:

The release of Call of Cthulhu 7th edition is getting closer.

I've just downloaded the free quick-start PDF and I will surely get the new edition.

I like the game and I like the 6 edition, but the 6th edition rule book is a bit messy in how it is organized so I’m really excited. So here are my questions:

1) What’s your thought on the new edition? I mean will you get it or not?

2)Have you checked out there free quick-start 7th edition PDF?

2a) If yes, what are your thoughts?

3)Do you think they got a chance in beating you in this year’s Ennies?

4) I will possibly vote for them in the best Free Product, but I vote for you in all other categories. I hope that don't upset you ;)

BTW, I just saw new Godzilla yesterday. It was awesome even though I didn't understand Everything.

1) I threw quite a lot of money Chaosium's way during their Kickstarter for 7th edition... so yes, I'll be getting it.

2) I have.

2a) I'm intrigued. Some neat stuff in there!

3) Maybe!

4) Doesn't upset me at all!

Paizo Employee Creative Director

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Heretik61 wrote:

Hi James, I have a few questions about how common certain monsters are.

1. Compared to the chromatic and metallic dragons, how common are the other true dragons (primal, imperial, outer)?

2. Are all creatures in the bestiaries published by Paizo assumed to exist in the Inner Sea setting to some degree?

3. Are some monsters more common than others and, if so, how is that determined?

And, a bit of a side question here:

4. What souls eventually become aeons?

1) Depends on the region. In the elemental planes, primal dragons are most common. In outer space, the outer ones are. On Tian Xia, the imperial ones are.

2) Nope. Most, but not all.

3) It's determined by us deciding in house more or less on an ad hoc personal preference, mostly guided by MY personal preference.

4) Neutral ones.

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Dracoknight wrote:

Which is the superior fruit?

And why is it an Orange?

Raspberry

It's not

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LazarX wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
constantly changing the game in an attempt to prevent them is a losing prospect akin to changing demons to tanar'ri just to appease a portion of the public who will never be appeased.
Wasn't the point of putting in the option of godless clerics to appease the fundamentalists who claimed that that D+D was enforcing pagan worship on cleric players?

Not as far as I'm aware of. In fact, that feels backwards... godless clerics are the opposite of what a fundamentalist would want, yeah?

Paizo Employee Creative Director

Glutton wrote:
Are Gripplis purposely pushing the boundaries of Tiny size?

Ummm... Grippli are Small, not Tiny. SO I guess they are pushing that boundry.


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

While I know that you don't wish to reveal anything about the Adventure path after Giantslayer until Gencon, may I ask for one clue?

will it take place north or south of the Inner Sea? (the stretch from the Arch of Aroden to Absolam as a guideline)

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
LazarX wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
constantly changing the game in an attempt to prevent them is a losing prospect akin to changing demons to tanar'ri just to appease a portion of the public who will never be appeased.
Wasn't the point of putting in the option of godless clerics to appease the fundamentalists who claimed that that D+D was enforcing pagan worship on cleric players?
Not as far as I'm aware of. In fact, that feels backwards... godless clerics are the opposite of what a fundamentalist would want, yeah?

Not really, part of the mania that the kind of people Dark Dungeons was preaching to was that D+D was going to send their kids to hell for worshipping and invoking pagan gods. about the only way they'd be "happy" was if he only clerics allowed were clerics of Jehovah. And even that might not have satisfied them. TSR did take out the demons and devils for the fundies, so it seemed to me at the time that WOTC was trying a different way to appease them.

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zergtitan wrote:

While I know that you don't wish to reveal anything about the Adventure path after Giantslayer until Gencon, may I ask for one clue?

will it take place north or south of the Inner Sea? (the stretch from the Arch of Aroden to Absolam as a guideline)

You can ask, but I won't give one.


Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
James Jacobs wrote:
zergtitan wrote:

While I know that you don't wish to reveal anything about the Adventure path after Giantslayer until Gencon, may I ask for one clue?

will it take place north or south of the Inner Sea? (the stretch from the Arch of Aroden to Absolam as a guideline)

You can ask, but I won't give one.

Shucks.


James Jacobs wrote:
Heretik61 wrote:

Hi James, I have a few questions about how common certain monsters are.

1. Compared to the chromatic and metallic dragons, how common are the other true dragons (primal, imperial, outer)?

2. Are all creatures in the bestiaries published by Paizo assumed to exist in the Inner Sea setting to some degree?

3. Are some monsters more common than others and, if so, how is that determined?

And, a bit of a side question here:

4. What souls eventually become aeons?

1) Depends on the region. In the elemental planes, primal dragons are most common. In outer space, the outer ones are. On Tian Xia, the imperial ones are.

2) Nope. Most, but not all.

3) It's determined by us deciding in house more or less on an ad hoc personal preference, mostly guided by MY personal preference.

4) Neutral ones.

4) I think Heretik meant, as opposed to the neutral ones that become psychopomps, or the neutral ones that get reincarnated, or the neutral ones that stay in the Spirelands, etc.


James Jacobs wrote:
Heretik61 wrote:
2. Are all creatures in the bestiaries published by Paizo assumed to exist in the Inner Sea setting to some degree?
2) Nope. Most, but not all.

What monsters are not assumed to be on Golarion?


Are there plans on adding more support to Tian Xia? I'd really love to see more of it fleshed out.

Also second question. Have you looked at the 13th Age RPG? If so, what did you think about it?


Which skills would metallurgy, psychology, and astronomy fall under? Other sciences are fairly easy for me to figure out, but those 3 are giving me a bit of a headache trying to figure out where to place them.


Would you guys ever consider putting out a book of "myths" regarding Glorion gods? maybe as part of the tales line?


Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Do you get as excited about reveling new products to us (the fans of Paizo) as we get waiting for the reveal?


do inevitables have emotions


1)What is the best way to get a outsider cohort? do you have to go to the outer planes?

2)if you guys do a temples of the inner sea book will you make the churches of the gods joinable organization like in Occult Mysteries?

3)who was the angel that Ordellia Whilwren prayed to to save Magnimar?


1)why did Desna not help Count Andachi drive back the orc horde after he prayed to her several times? eventhough he worships her

2)why did Zon-Kuthon aid him after he prayed to him once? eventhough he did not worship him

3)why do gods answer some prayers and not others?


One more question about Nocticula.

Let's say she did ascend into divinity and neutrality, what would her Obedience be? Or would she retain her Lust domain and have the same Deific Obedience as her current Demonic Obedience?

On a different note, how many times have you played or run Rise of the Runelords? How many people has Xanesha killed in games you've been a part of?


James Jacobs wrote:
xavier c wrote:

I saw your secret message in the wrath of the righteous aventure path.so

when will we be getting this demon lord redeeming Adventure Path
When I decide the time is right.

I missed it. Could you please point out where the message is?


JaC381 wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
xavier c wrote:

I saw your secret message in the wrath of the righteous aventure path.so

when will we be getting this demon lord redeeming Adventure Path
When I decide the time is right.
I missed it. Could you please point out where the message is?

In wrath of the righteous- book 6 city of locusts- at the bottom of page 2 after the (made in china)part

Paizo Employee Creative Director

JaC381 wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Heretik61 wrote:

Hi James, I have a few questions about how common certain monsters are.

1. Compared to the chromatic and metallic dragons, how common are the other true dragons (primal, imperial, outer)?

2. Are all creatures in the bestiaries published by Paizo assumed to exist in the Inner Sea setting to some degree?

3. Are some monsters more common than others and, if so, how is that determined?

And, a bit of a side question here:

4. What souls eventually become aeons?

1) Depends on the region. In the elemental planes, primal dragons are most common. In outer space, the outer ones are. On Tian Xia, the imperial ones are.

2) Nope. Most, but not all.

3) It's determined by us deciding in house more or less on an ad hoc personal preference, mostly guided by MY personal preference.

4) Neutral ones.

4) I think Heretik meant, as opposed to the neutral ones that become psychopomps, or the neutral ones that get reincarnated, or the neutral ones that stay in the Spirelands, etc.

4) Among the neutral souls left over after all those others are sent off, a subset of those remaining ones become aeons. There's a reason aeons are relatively rare, in other words.

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Tels wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
Heretik61 wrote:
2. Are all creatures in the bestiaries published by Paizo assumed to exist in the Inner Sea setting to some degree?
2) Nope. Most, but not all.
What monsters are not assumed to be on Golarion?

All the ones you haven't seen us put in print in a Golarion product. Which includes some that ARE that we just haven't gotten around to it. I don't keep a list, and I probably wouldn't share it if I did.

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Odraude wrote:

Are there plans on adding more support to Tian Xia? I'd really love to see more of it fleshed out.

Also second question. Have you looked at the 13th Age RPG? If so, what did you think about it?

We do support for Tian Xia relatively often. For example, there were a few Tian Xia dragon sin Dragons Unleashed. There's a Tian Xia ship in the upcoming Ships book. We don't have plans to do anything with an entire book about Tian Xia, but we'll continue to do parts of other books with a Tian Xia theme as it makes sense.

Haven't looked at 13th age yet... no time.

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Graeme Lewis wrote:
Which skills would metallurgy, psychology, and astronomy fall under? Other sciences are fairly easy for me to figure out, but those 3 are giving me a bit of a headache trying to figure out where to place them.

Metallurgy = Craft (alchemy) and Knowledge (engineering)

Psychology = Sense Motive

Astronomy = Knowledge (geography)

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