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So I have seen several products appear in the Upcoming August 2019 releases in the last day and then disappear.

Gamemastery Guide (we knew about this one)
Deluxe Gamemastery Guide
Critical Hit Deck
Critical Fumble Deck
Lost Omens Character Guide (We knew this one too)
Castle Flip Mat (I think it was a Bigger one)

They all linked to non-existent page. They have all been pulled now, but some possible release spoilers there.


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I've also seen an unannounced Advanced GM Screen.


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That was the other one I forgot!


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tomeric wrote:
I've also seen an unannounced Advanced GM Screen.

What makes a GM screem "Advanced"?


What is the Lost Omens Character Guide?

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PossibleCabbage wrote:
What is the Lost Omens Character Guide?

A delightful little pile of secrets.

...and leshies. And lizardfolk. And hobgoblins.


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I'd really like to know what the Advanced GM Screen is vs the one releasing on Aug 1st. I might delay my purchase of it until I know.


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I would imagine it is a screen that complements the GM Screen, and will have little to no overlapping info on it. Different artwork is a given.


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Biztak wrote:
tomeric wrote:
I've also seen an unannounced Advanced GM Screen.
What makes a GM screem "Advanced"?

It's not an advanced screen; it's a screen for advanced GMs. Totally artwork, no information, on the grounds that you must have everything important memorized.


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It’s an advanced screen- 20% taller so it can be placed farther forward without players being able to see over it.


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I hope we can get a real answer to what that Advanced GM Screen is before next month's auths are run, as I may want to cancel my pre-ordered GM screen if this one is better in my opinion.

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Biztak wrote:
tomeric wrote:
I've also seen an unannounced Advanced GM Screen.
What makes a GM screem "Advanced"?

Maybe if they're a perfectionist for titles and their players just keep calling the PF1 ARG the "Race Guide" over and over.


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Mark Seifter wrote:
PossibleCabbage wrote:
What is the Lost Omens Character Guide?

A delightful little pile of secrets.

...and leshies. And lizardfolk. And hobgoblins.

My guess: It's a (free?) PDF that will be released on Day 1 with the character creation rules for these ancestries, and maybe other rules elements like backgrounds, the regional dedications, etc. Still guessing here: Paizo are bummed that the Lost Omens World guide won't be ready for August 1, and are putting out the rules so that people don't need to wait the month to play their PFS 2.0 or Age of Ashes characters that they have been theorycrafting based on the spoilers/reveals released so far.

Edit: Looks like i'm wrong! Guess that was some wishful thinking.


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First World Bard wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
PossibleCabbage wrote:
What is the Lost Omens Character Guide?

A delightful little pile of secrets.

...and leshies. And lizardfolk. And hobgoblins.

My guess: It's a (free?) PDF that will be released on Day 1 with the character creation rules for these ancestries, and maybe other rules elements like backgrounds, the regional dedications, etc. Still guessing here: Paizo are bummed that the Lost Omens World guide won't be ready for August 1, and are putting out the rules so that people don't need to wait the month to play their PFS 2.0 or Age of Ashes characters that they have been theorycrafting based on the spoilers/reveals released so far.

No, this product was previewed at the PaizoCon banquet. It is a hardback with added character options, including the three ancestries cited by Mark. I think it is supposed to come out in either November or December.

Grand Lodge

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Fuzzy-Wuzzy wrote:
Biztak wrote:
tomeric wrote:
I've also seen an unannounced Advanced GM Screen.
What makes a GM screem "Advanced"?
It's not an advanced screen; it's a screen for advanced GMs. Totally artwork, no information, on the grounds that you must have everything important memorized.

it is also in 4k, rather than 1080p. The deluxe, advanced GM screen is in an amazing 8k!

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All Jokes aside, I would LOVE a LANDSCAPE Pathfinder GM Screen with a tri-panel make instead of a portait quad-panel. I don't have a high stool to GM from anymore and I like to actually SEE the map without standing up or walking around the table.


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David knott 242 wrote:
No, this product was previewed at the PaizoCon banquet. It is a hardback with added character options, including the three ancestries cited by Mark. I think it is supposed to come out in either November or December.

Ahh, okay. I guess I had those products conflated; I thought those options would be in the first Lost Omens book, releasing in August.


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Themetricsystem wrote:
All Jokes aside, I would LOVE a LANDSCAPE Pathfinder GM Screen with a tri-panel make instead of a portait quad-panel. I don't have a high stool to GM from anymore and I like to actually SEE the map without standing up or walking around the table.

IIRC, the PF2 default GM screen is landscape, although I think its 4 panel. I believe you can order the portrait version as well direct off of the Paizo site.


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Strachan Fireblade wrote:
Themetricsystem wrote:
All Jokes aside, I would LOVE a LANDSCAPE Pathfinder GM Screen with a tri-panel make instead of a portait quad-panel. I don't have a high stool to GM from anymore and I like to actually SEE the map without standing up or walking around the table.
IIRC, the PF2 default GM screen is landscape, although I think its 4 panel. I believe you can order the portrait version as well direct off of the Paizo site.

So there are 2 coming out next month. The regular GM screen is portrait and the Paizo.com exclusive is landscape.


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Justin Franklin wrote:
Strachan Fireblade wrote:
Themetricsystem wrote:
All Jokes aside, I would LOVE a LANDSCAPE Pathfinder GM Screen with a tri-panel make instead of a portait quad-panel. I don't have a high stool to GM from anymore and I like to actually SEE the map without standing up or walking around the table.
IIRC, the PF2 default GM screen is landscape, although I think its 4 panel. I believe you can order the portrait version as well direct off of the Paizo site.
So there are 2 coming out next month. The regular GM screen is portrait and the Paizo.com exclusive is landscape.

No, you have it backwards. If you go to the Release Schedule link, it states that the Paizo Exclusive one is portrait.


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Strachan Fireblade wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Strachan Fireblade wrote:
Themetricsystem wrote:
All Jokes aside, I would LOVE a LANDSCAPE Pathfinder GM Screen with a tri-panel make instead of a portait quad-panel. I don't have a high stool to GM from anymore and I like to actually SEE the map without standing up or walking around the table.
IIRC, the PF2 default GM screen is landscape, although I think its 4 panel. I believe you can order the portrait version as well direct off of the Paizo site.
So there are 2 coming out next month. The regular GM screen is portrait and the Paizo.com exclusive is landscape.
No, you have it backwards. If you go to the Release Schedule link, it states that the Paizo Exclusive one is portrait.

Whoops, yep I flipped which was which, my confusion. Still not sure what the Advanced GM Screen is going to be though.


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David knott 242 wrote:

I hope we can get a real answer to what that Advanced GM Screen is before next month's auths are run, as I may want to cancel my pre-ordered GM screen if this one is better in my opinion.

I feel exactly the same! I am very curious about how it's different from the ones currently available to pre-order / whether I should change my pre-order. Also I hope that whatever the Advanced GM Screen is, that it is also available in landscape


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Before they catch the mistake here is the cover for the Advanced GM Screen


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I think on the product description thread they mentioned that the Advanced GM Screen will have tables from the Game Mastery Guide, instead of info from the Core Rulebook. Kinda hard to know which you will find more useful until you get it in your hands, though.

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First World Bard wrote:
I think on the product description thread they mentioned that the Advanced GM Screen will have tables from the Game Mastery Guide, instead of info from the Core Rulebook. Kinda hard to know which you will find more useful until you get it in your hands, though.

I'm going to be honest: Unless you're the kind of GM who can and eventually does memorize all the info on the regular screen (which is an advanced GM I guess, but that doesn't apply to every advanced GM I know), it's probably the regular one. Now if you have table space to build a little GM fort with both screens, then you have the ultimate GM screen I guess :D

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The instant a GM decides they know everything and no longer need help is the instant they stop growing in skill as a GM. :-P


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James Jacobs wrote:
The instant a GM decides they know everything and no longer need help is the instant they stop growing in skill as a GM. :-P

in a way, isn't this how irori became a god, though, james? you trying to keep us from obtaining godhood?

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Godhood is not perfection, however.

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Derry L. Zimeye wrote:
James Jacobs wrote:
The instant a GM decides they know everything and no longer need help is the instant they stop growing in skill as a GM. :-P
in a way, isn't this how irori became a god, though, james? you trying to keep us from obtaining godhood?

Who said Irori is still growing in skill? ;-)


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Justin Franklin wrote:
Before they catch the mistake here is the cover for the Advanced GM Screen

What mistake?


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Fumarole wrote:
Justin Franklin wrote:
Before they catch the mistake here is the cover for the Advanced GM Screen
What mistake?

The caption was wrong. They corrected it, and mentioned it in the comments, but didn't pull the image.


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Mark Seifter wrote:
First World Bard wrote:
I think on the product description thread they mentioned that the Advanced GM Screen will have tables from the Game Mastery Guide, instead of info from the Core Rulebook. Kinda hard to know which you will find more useful until you get it in your hands, though.
I'm going to be honest: Unless you're the kind of GM who can and eventually does memorize all the info on the regular screen (which is an advanced GM I guess, but that doesn't apply to every advanced GM I know), it's probably the regular one. Now if you have table space to build a little GM fort with both screens, then you have the ultimate GM screen I guess :D

...Then you need to get a quartet of T-rex figurines to put inside it... :P

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MaxAstro wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
First World Bard wrote:
I think on the product description thread they mentioned that the Advanced GM Screen will have tables from the Game Mastery Guide, instead of info from the Core Rulebook. Kinda hard to know which you will find more useful until you get it in your hands, though.
I'm going to be honest: Unless you're the kind of GM who can and eventually does memorize all the info on the regular screen (which is an advanced GM I guess, but that doesn't apply to every advanced GM I know), it's probably the regular one. Now if you have table space to build a little GM fort with both screens, then you have the ultimate GM screen I guess :D
...Then you need to get a quartet of T-rex figurines to put inside it... :P

Do eeeeet, then link the pics!


Huh, critical fumble decks. My group likes fumbles, but I haven't thought of a way to implement them gracefully with the -10 rule and multiple attack penalties. I hope we get guidance on when it is appropriate to use a fumble, and not just a deck. That's like giving an Uzi to a monkey.

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