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DrDeth wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
My mom was born in 1973 and I was born in 1993. That makes my mom 42 and me 22.
I started playing D&D a year after your Mom was born. sigh.

1974? That's the year OD&D came out!! O: O: O: O: </easily impressed stripling>


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DrDeth wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
My mom was born in 1973 and I was born in 1993. That makes my mom 42 and me 22.
I started playing D&D a year after your Mom was born. sigh.

Didn't you design the original Thief class (among other things)?

Totally rusty on my gaming history >_>


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Artemis Moonstar wrote:
DrDeth wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
My mom was born in 1973 and I was born in 1993. That makes my mom 42 and me 22.
I started playing D&D a year after your Mom was born. sigh.

Didn't you design the original Thief class (among other things)?

Totally rusty on my gaming history >_>

Yep.


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When people use the OA abbreviation for Occult Adventures my brain instantly defaults to calling it Oriental Adventures.

I blame Congress, or possibly Brad Pitt, maybe the ghost of Ted Danson. We'll see, that's for the suits in Washington to figure out... D'oh!

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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
My mom was born in 1973 and I was born in 1993. That makes my mom 42 and me 22.

So what you're saying is that I'm not just older than you, but I'm also older than your mom.

That's not making me feel any better.

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captain yesterday wrote:
When people use the OA abbreviation for Occult Adventures my brain instantly defaults to calling it Oriental Adventures.

And mine goes to Overeaters Anonymous. I like your brain better.


It's all Tom Cruise's fault I tell ya :-)


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pH unbalanced wrote:
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
My mom was born in 1973 and I was born in 1993. That makes my mom 42 and me 22.

So what you're saying is that I'm not just older than you, but I'm also older than your mom.

That's not making me feel any better.

It's worse. I am just possibly maybe old enuf to be Aniuś the Talewise*'s grandfather. Thanks, kid for making me feel...not old...but ancient.

;-)

and I didn't even get more dice with my breath weapon.


captain yesterday wrote:

When people use the OA abbreviation for Occult Adventures my brain instantly defaults to calling it Oriental Adventures.

Yep. "cause I talked my DM into letting me play the OA Samurai in a3.5 campaign- one of the best "Fighter" classes ever, outside of the BoNS.


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You are not ancient, you are venerable ;)

Liberty's Edge

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BoNS?

For a confession...I feel a pressure to represent my age group (teens) in the RPG community by being especially smart and eloquent.


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lucky7 wrote:

BoNS?

For a confession...I feel a pressure to represent my age group (teens) in the RPG community by being especially smart and eloquent.

Book of Nine Swords


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I wish I kept Stormwrack, if only for Hadozee, and the weird killer whale people


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I also wish I'd kept Frostburn and and the desert one, those were literally the best books to come out for 3.5

Now I'm a little sad:-(

Silver Crusade Contributor

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captain yesterday wrote:

I also wish I'd kept Frostburn and and the desert one, those were literally the best books to come out for 3.5

Now I'm a little sad:-(

Sandstorm had some really weird, awesome flavor running through it - nanites from space and geneticist hyenas.

Plus, they came with perforated map tiles. Great products.

(Also, this is why I never get rid of anything.)


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I still have the map tiles, they work great with Mummy's Mask :-)

I regret nothing, those books bought me first 2 books of Kingmaker :-)


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When we choose adventure paths I lay them out on the living room floor quilt style, and then they choose that way, story, theme, none of that matters all that matters is which looks the coolest :-)

Also I want to get all my AP covers scanned onto fabric so I can have the nerdiest of nerd quilts :-)

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I want one of those quilts if you ever happen to have a spare :-)

Editor

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lucky7 wrote:
I fudge dice rolls to save PCs when I feel it serves the story well.

Me too. Although I think I've never taken mercy on a PC and not come to regret it. My GMing journey has been one long story of gradually losing empathy for the PCs, and I think my games are more fun because of it.


I fudge dice rolls all the time, either to save the PCs or to keep the tension up. I am very up-front about my philosophy that bad dice rolls should not derail a perfectly good storyline.

I always try to say "Yes, and..." to unexpected PC actions, and ad-lib an appropriate table ruling.

With PC races, the farther away they are from human, the less interested I am in playing them.

I absolutely love the world of Golarion.

Beholders absolutely exist in my version of Golarion... although my players don't know it yet!

PFRPG is much more rules-intensive than I would prefer, although I'm willing to deal with the crunchiness for the sake of the adventures. I am considering trying out running some Pathfinder adventures in 5e... or even FATE.

I find the GMing guidelines for PFS to be overly constrictive to my GMing style. Consequently, I'm not all that interested in PFS play.


I have to admit I wanna stick a bunch of dice in fudge now :-)


captain yesterday wrote:

I also wish I'd kept Frostburn and and the desert one, those were literally the best books to come out for 3.5

Now I'm a little sad:-(

Frostburn also has the one non-core WotC spell that I flat-out ban.


I didn't care for the spells personally, tho now my curiosity wants to know which one :-)


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captain yesterday wrote:
I have to admit I wanna stick a bunch of dice in fudge now :-)

Candy dice embedded in fudge?


Nope regular dice, just jam them right in there, I'm hoping the karma from the fudge will rub off on them, I guess it might get kind of awkward when I start sniffing then licking the dice before every roll, but that's for the courts to decide, I'm just a guy jamming dice in his fudge :-)


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I don't understand the short race hate.

My favorite race, bar none, is the sprite. I am happiest when a GM allows me to play one. It will probably remain my favorite until there is a humanoid shaped 0 or 1 HD fine-sized race.

Last time I got to play one was at least a year ago. I want to try one as an Unchained Rogue soooooooo bad!

Whatever, you folks stick to normal. Makes my guy look all the smaller by comparison!


spits out bacon wrapped dice

In Jade Regent the tallest person was 5 feet, a Catfolk Ninja.

Iron Gods is our tallest party yet with no shorties.

My favorite race hands down are Halflings, also French and Italian names are hands down the best for Halflings, that's a fact :-)


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Admittedly wings and a massive non-magical can't-detect-with-see-invisibility stealth size bonus, as well as a great dex are a plus, but it's not all mechanical.

This makes it all worth it:

"How are you disarming the trap/opening the lock"
"Uh, by climbing inside and hitting stuff until it breaks. How do you guys do it?"
----
"So, where are you guys on the map?"
"I'm on the paladin's shoulder, cause I can see (with my constant detect good/evil) that he's a good guy and won't smack me when I pass gas literally right by his face."
----
"What's your name, little guy?"
"Soda."
"Soda....a sprite...named Soda?"
"My last name is Limon!"
"I suppose that explains why you have green eyes and blonde hair."


I had a friend in high school nicknamed Soda because his last name was very similar to Bottle :-)


I like to make a rogue utilizing one of the many archetypes that give up trapfinding, then when they ask me to disable the trap I say "Oh no, I'm not one of those rogues" then everyone's gotta march back to town so the fighter can take a level in Urban Ranger :-)


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I just like puns. If it were a girl, her name would be Pixel.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I like to make a rogue utilizing one of the many archetypes that give up trapfinding, then when they ask me to disable the trap I say "Oh no, I'm not one of those rogues" then everyone's gotta march back to town so the fighter can take a level in Urban Ranger :-)

I want to play just one game where NOBODY (except the GM) knows what class or race any one is, and has to figure it out based upon physical description and actions taken.

Hasn't happened yet.

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thegreenteagamer wrote:
I just like puns. If it were a girl, her name would be Pixel.

Not Pixeleen?

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thegreenteagamer wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I like to make a rogue utilizing one of the many archetypes that give up trapfinding, then when they ask me to disable the trap I say "Oh no, I'm not one of those rogues" then everyone's gotta march back to town so the fighter can take a level in Urban Ranger :-)

I want to play just one game where NOBODY (except the GM) knows what class or race any one is, and has to figure it out based upon physical description and actions taken.

Hasn't happened yet.

It's a lot easier in PbP. Starting up one like that right now.


thegreenteagamer wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I like to make a rogue utilizing one of the many archetypes that give up trapfinding, then when they ask me to disable the trap I say "Oh no, I'm not one of those rogues" then everyone's gotta march back to town so the fighter can take a level in Urban Ranger :-)

I want to play just one game where NOBODY (except the GM) knows what class or race any one is, and has to figure it out based upon physical description and actions taken.

Hasn't happened yet.

We will do this:-) also post of the week my friend, post. Of. The. Week!


It shouldn't be easier with PbP. It's called keep your eyes off my sheet, roleplay, and don't metagame. It's not difficult, but everyone needs to do it to pull it off. I don't see how a digital format makes it any easier...especially since most PbP players have their stats on their alias profile. At least physical sheets you can cover.

Silver Crusade

Just send your character sheet to the DM via PM, I had a player do this in my last run through the ToH

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thegreenteagamer wrote:
It shouldn't be easier with PbP. It's called keep your eyes off my sheet, roleplay, and don't metagame. It's not difficult, but everyone needs to do it to pull it off. I don't see how a digital format makes it any easier...especially since most PbP players have their stats on their alias profile. At least physical sheets you can cover.

In this case we PM/email the stats to the GM, instead of putting them in our profile.


True...but it still should be equally easy to just not show your sheet to other players.


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thegreenteagamer wrote:


I want to play just one game where NOBODY (except the GM) knows what class or race any one is, and has to figure it out based upon physical description and actions taken.

Hasn't happened yet.

No one even knows what race they are themselves????? You're hardcore dude!


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[EDIT="any one"]anyone else[/edit]

UGH! My grammar is weak today, and my spelling was inexcusable.

It should also say "and they have to figure it out..."


thegreenteagamer wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
I like to make a rogue utilizing one of the many archetypes that give up trapfinding, then when they ask me to disable the trap I say "Oh no, I'm not one of those rogues" then everyone's gotta march back to town so the fighter can take a level in Urban Ranger :-)

I want to play just one game where NOBODY (except the GM) knows what class or race any one is, and has to figure it out based upon physical description and actions taken.

Hasn't happened yet.

I LONG for such a game. Usually I wind up with groups that instantly inform every player of every vital statistic or ability on their sheet. 'Avoiding overlap' they call it.

Makes me laugh every time the only person with trap finding goes down in the middle of a dungeon and there's no way to disable the traps on the way back OUT.

Edit: Oh, yeah, confessional....

I laugh when the party winds up preparing for everything, then gets tripped up by something so simple they never thought of it.

I also like to design meat grinder dungeons. As a result of this, anyone whom I've DM'd a home campaign for has come to give all of their characters a phobia of kobold lairs when I run.


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DrDeth wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:


I want to play just one game where NOBODY (except the GM) knows what class or race any one is, and has to figure it out based upon physical description and actions taken.

Hasn't happened yet.

No one even knows what race they are themselves????? You're hardcore dude!

Are you absolutely certain everyone you meet is human, for instance?


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Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
DrDeth wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:


I want to play just one game where NOBODY (except the GM) knows what class or race any one is, and has to figure it out based upon physical description and actions taken.

Hasn't happened yet.

No one even knows what race they are themselves????? You're hardcore dude!
Are you absolutely certain everyone you meet is human, for instance?

I am a Carpathian, one rather popular writer thinks we're not human....<g>


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I prefer old school Marvel Super Heroes RPG to Pathfinder, even if the old Marvel game needs to seriously rework character creation to be useable (I use a homebrew point buy variation).

I still enjoy Pathfinder (and many other RPGs).

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thegreenteagamer wrote:
True...but it still should be equally easy to just not show your sheet to other players.

You'd think so, but communication in a PbP is more deliberate. It's a lot easier to get excited and spoil things about your character in the moment in F2F games than in PbP. Or accidentally use a gamerule phrase that gives everything away, when in a written medium you'd catch it and edit it out.

I find that the characters I play in PbP are *very* different than the ones I play F2F, due to the differences in pacing and medium. For instance, I've given up even trying to play a con artist type F2F because I don't think quickly enough to spin schemes in real time. But with time to deliberate, these characters are a blast in PbP.


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I will be a better ambassador for Pathfinder on the boards :-)

I also honestly don't see why people b##+& so much about this errata or that class or complain that... you know, never mind, doesn't matter, it's just a game, and not one that'll kill you by age 50 like Football.

Perspective :-)


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So I like most people found pathfinder because I didn't care for 4th edition and i love the adjustments Jason and Co. made to 3rd edition.

So if people felt betrayed by Wizards of the Coast for releasing 4th edition just when 3rd edition was picking up steam, isn't it a little hypocritical and ironic to now, 6 years later complain that there needs to be a new edition of pathfinder.

It's just now in the last couple years getting hugely popular, like way more popular in my area then dungeons and dragons, why on earth would you want to alienate the 100 people that just got their first CRB and bestiary to appease the 20 people that bought theirs 6 years ago.

I blame prolific video game sequels with slight mechanical tweaks (*cough*madden*halo*cough*)

If pathfinder came out with a second edition now it would literally cripple the company with the backlash, and that would be sad.

Thanks for letting me vent, if you don't agree or want to discuss it further, that's cool, just start a different thread for it is all I ask, let's keep this one on track :-)


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thegreenteagamer wrote:
I just like puns. If it were a girl, her name would be Pixel.

You could travel with a chaotic aligned pixie transmuter named Mixle.


I'm tempted to get the New West Worldbooks for Rifts and use the flavor of it combined with pathfinder rules, the Technology Guide and Occult Adventures especially.

I think that would be absolutely incredible :-)

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