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Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

You forgot to add a time limit to your activated power...

Marathon Voter Season 9

Rabbitball wrote:
Wolin wrote:
Two items with P alliteration in the name, what are the odds? Probably pathetic, but possibly plentiful. Picks the poor performer for painful purging.
Was the poor performer purged by popping pepper popovers in its perpetually probing proboscis?

Positive.

Please, prevent people placing plural 'P's purposefully.

EDIT: My snark has killed both of those items for me now. I just can't treat them seriously. Just as well I didn't care about them that much.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Aha. I need a few more posts to change my avatar name. A few rounds of voting and snarking will be amply sufficient :-))

Dedicated Voter Season 9

Cthulhudrew wrote:
I always find myself wondering about masks (and this doesn't specifically apply to anything in RPG superstar, but also things found in the various rulebooks): does anyone actually have their characters going around wearing these things?

I have a character who wears the stalker's mask. He worships an evil god and is a sucker for Stealth bonuses (Stealth focus build) so he doesn't really care what it's made of and for.

Dedicated Voter Season 9

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Pseudo-steampunk item versus racist item. Whyyyyy.

Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

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Everyone please delete these words/phrases from your vocabulary forth with and swear to never use them again in round 1 submission... it turns your item descriptions into a more dynamic version of itself.

Never ever use...

"can"
"could"
"should"
"may"
"will"
"like"
"can be"
"could be"
"may be"
"appears"
"as if"
"prized by"
"favored by/of"
"very, very"

These are the most commonly used combinations that prevent your description from being dynamic and the thing about dynamic description is, after 100's of votes, it is still enjoyable to read... :)

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

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You were a great item the first time you made the top 32.

You were a good item the second time you made the top 32.

But a third time? No. Downvoted.

(People, seriously, read the top 32 items from previous years before submitting...)

Dedicated Voter Season 9

IP violation vs. IP violation. This is not a good voting day so far.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Curtisin

That's not a slot and that's not an enhancement for that type of item...

Marathon Voter Season 9

Mikko Kallio wrote:

You were a great item the first time you made the top 32.

You were a good item the second time you made the top 32.

But a third time? No. Downvoted.

(People, seriously, read the top 32 items from previous years before submitting...)

There was even a thread of them this year, so really there aren't any excuses.

Grand Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9

So, to use this item, I need to know what these four different things from three different books do. Nice. Still got my vote though, because I couldn't understand how the other item was supposed to work.

Shadow Lodge Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

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Cthulhudrew wrote:
I always find myself wondering about masks (and this doesn't specifically apply to anything in RPG superstar, but also things found in the various rulebooks): does anyone actually have their characters going around wearing these things?

I have a Kitsune fighter who always wears a tiger mask (gives a bonus to Intimidate) when she is out adventuring.

She's a fox pretending to be a human pretending to be a tiger.

But then, Kitsune do things like that.

Grand Lodge Marathon Voter Season 9

Wow, I didn't think I'd ever upvote you, but I was wrong so wrong. Here grudgingly take my vote.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

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Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Unformatted item, into the stygian depths of the coming Second Cull I cast you out.

Dedicated Voter Season 9

I keep having to vote for this item I don't like because it's always paired up with something unsalvageable.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka flykiller

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Mentioning +X bonuses in an in-gameworld text really ruins the immersion...

"Those who have witnessed the carnage left by the wielders of the Mighty Sword of Goblin Cleaving, rumor in hushed whispers over a pint of ale that its abilities could include +1 damage to goblins!"

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9 aka Tothric

Hey a little while back, SOME posts were getting pretty specific, I was probably able to properly identify the Item you were talking about.

That's not a good thing.

Mind you, I could be wrong. I just don't want folks getting DQ'd for being snarky.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Good Demon, nice Demon. Here something nice I bought for the nice Demon :-P

Grand Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

Nice, you can choose which name you want for the item!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

You are not better. You are simpler. Which is enough for an upvote

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Boring item is still better than unplayable item :-/

Grand Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

Wait, what? Come again? It's an item that is destroyed if it's used as a weapon? Really?

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

How bold ;-)

Liberty's Edge Star Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Drinking item vs Cooking item. Feeling comfy here :-)

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Thrawn007

Once again, I see you don't know where this item is worn. That's good for the other item.

Grand Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

Two armors, vote for the one that's not a SiaC

RPG Superstar 2015 Top 8 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Amanuensis

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Flanwaw wrote:
Mikko Kallio wrote:

You were a great item the first time you made the top 32.

You were a good item the second time you made the top 32.

But a third time? No. Downvoted.

(People, seriously, read the top 32 items from previous years before submitting...)

There was even a thread of them this year, so really there aren't any excuses.

It is even more annoying if they duplicate existing items found in the CRB. The PRD has a search function. Use it, folks!

A few observations:

- Interestingly, I seem to have a positive inital inclination towards items with names that sound like personal-care products.

- So far, I've been able to vote against random items every single time.

- All those wasted words make me cranky. It doesn't matter if your item is 150 or 290 words long. Contestants can't afford to be that longwinded in future rounds.

- Inclusion of Golarion lore is usually a reliable indicator for a lack of creativity. Your item should stand out on its own. Implicit references are fine though (they make me feel smart if I get them).

- I put weapons and armor under special scrutiny. If there is no synergy between the item's base function and its special abilities, you propably misidentified the design space.

- I've voted for a few items that weren't particulary creative, but well-executed. The kind that makes you wonder why you haven't seen it in print yet. Who knows, maybe this year one or two of these will make it into the Top 32?

- I like items that teach me something new. A new word, an obscure rule that I wasn't aware of, or a piece of trivia that I have to look up. But please make sure to use it correctly!

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 9 aka flykiller

Out of all the animal abilities an adventurer could be inspired by, you chose this? But oh well, at least you're not worshipped by a fictional bard like your opponent.

Liberty's Edge RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 9 aka Thrawn007

I don't think this item slot even exists.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Phloid

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OK. That formatting is very old. It was never in the Pathfinder RPG. And it is boring and not very imaginative. Somewhere a culled item is crying in a corner, because of you. The competition is a clever idea, if not a poor execution. This is the type of item I would like to edit.

Marathon Voter Season 9

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I feel like that item's had its price inspired by actual shops. It can be yours for the low, low price of 9,999 gp!

Grand Lodge Marathon Voter Season 9

In a competition of items that needed 299 words each, who wins? No one (but the right-side got my vote, barely)

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Phloid

Two horribly OP items both over 150K paired together. One is 50K more than the most expensive item for the same item slot in Ultimate Equipment. And the other is almost 150K more than the highest priced weapon in the UE. Guess what? You can't make an OP item and expect it to be balanced by making the price outrageously expensive. It doesn't work like that. If your item should be priced that much, it is likely a artifact and not a magic item

Dedicated Voter Season 9

Wait, that's not Pathfinder. That's.....oh. I see what you did there. I approve but you earn a slow clap all the same.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2013 Top 16 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka RainyDayNinja

I wouldn't bother using that item if it were handed out for free. At artifact-level pricing? Yeah, no.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Phloid

HA! Your description reminds me of a entry in a men's wear catalog. I don't think that was intentional, but would be hilarious if it was. A joke item, but a funny one. I'd normally not vote for this, but the competition is OP and kinda ridiculous on top of that.

Sczarni RPG Superstar 2012 Top 32 , Champion Voter Season 6, Champion Voter Season 7, Champion Voter Season 8, Champion Voter Season 9

Starting the day off with an item over word count, submitting at 300 words is just dangerous!

The Exchange Marathon Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Marathon Voter Season 8, Marathon Voter Season 9

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Please do not limit music to bards or similar skills to class pairings.

Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

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I am pretty sure you do something that pathfinder has very deliberately never allowed to be a thing.

RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32 , Marathon Voter Season 6, Dedicated Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 8, Star Voter Season 9 aka Phloid

Whoa! The Swiss Army is ordering these for all their soldiers.

Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

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why yes, my eidolon wasn't powerful enough

Sovereign Court Dedicated Voter Season 8, Dedicated Voter Season 9

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You could replace this with some investment in Intelligence...

Marathon Voter Season 9

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That is not a unit of measure used anywhere in the pathfinder RPG, and for an obvious reason. I intrinsically know how decimals work, but I don't want to stop play to look up how many X's are in a Y. Maybe I'm a dumb for not simply knowing that, but this dumb gets to vote on your item.


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Thomas LeBlanc wrote:
Starting the day off with an item over word count, submitting at 300 words is just dangerous!

Thomas LeBlanc

Male human inquisitor 10 (Disqualification Inquisition)

Dark Archive Marathon Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Companion, Lost Omens Subscriber
Darklord Morius wrote:
Wait, what? Come again? It's an item that is destroyed if it's used as a weapon? Really?

It could be worse, it could be a weapon that is destroyed if used as an item.

Grand Lodge Star Voter Season 6, Marathon Voter Season 7, Star Voter Season 9

Pathfinder Adventure Subscriber

I would put a snark about girth, but it could be too obvious.

Marathon Voter Season 9

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Please raise your right hand and repeat after me:

"I do solemnly swear that before submitting my next RPG Superstar entry, I will take 10 seconds to open the rules for Detect Magic and see what my item's aura power should be. I also do swear to mercilessly downvote any item whose designer could not be bothered to take those 10 seconds to check such a simple aspect of item creation."

Marathon Voter Season 9

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I'd forgotten about you, item that replicates that dumb thing. I don't know whether to admire its ingenuity in turning it into a proper weapon or despise it for being a copy of it. You're up against a shield though, so you're going down this time.

Scarab Sages

Hiding your non-Golarion backstory in the crafting requirements does not make it any less of a sin.

Star Voter Season 6, Star Voter Season 7, Dedicated Voter Season 9

Sigh...

Seems like there's a inordinate glut of SIAC items pretending they're not.
vs
Joke item

Guess Joke item gets it because I know it will die sooner or later.

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