>>>IF YOU ARE ASKING A QUESTION, PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH GAME YOU'RE PLAYING<<< Festival Edition /pfg/ (pathfinder 1e) link repository: https://pastebin.com/RSt0rF0T /p2g/ (pathfinder 2e) link repository: https://pastebin.com/1zySxwm3 /sfg/ (starfinder) link repository: https://pastebin.com/5yp9s2U3 /3eg/ (D&D 3.X) link repository: https://pastebin.com/VMRsxB2m The T̶r̶o̶v̶e̶ Vault (seed, please!): bit<dot>ly/2Y1w4Md Previous thread: >>88054795TQ: Do you keep track of your date & holidays in your game? How?
>Mwangi Expanse>Impossible Lands>Tian Xia>Arcadia is all but inevitableMan, PF2's seriously committed to this "get the fuck out of Fantasy Europe" thing.
Cheliax has replaced slavery with Hell-backed conscription and debt traps, while Katapesh has outlawed slavery and fallen to the brink of civil war, according to forum nerds with LO: Firebrands.
>>88107111>slaveryWhat about Hobgoblins?
>>88107490Everyone just willingly works for hobs without compensation or right to quit working
Can I summon a Tiny creature (a crawling hand with animate dead for example) into an occupied square?
>2e>dual-handed assaultWhat's the point of this? Looks bad. Any maths on this?
>>88107829Eh if you're fighter is only attacking once a turn it seems fine,
>>881077211e or 2e?In 1e, excluding the special cases(certain abilities, creature riding on other, swarms. ..) two creatures cannot share the same square regardless of the size, and if tried the creature immediately gets ejected to nearlest open square.As far as I see, nothing prevents you from summoning stuff to occupied aquare though.
>>88107721I think yes cause they can occupy other creatures squares
2eHobgoblins are cool but their stat distribution is weird. What class is best for a Hobgoblin?
>>88107829You get the benefits from Two-Handing while having a hand open. It Combos well with Bastard Sword, going from d8 to d12 adds up as you get striking runes, not to mention the extra damage you get for using a weapon with the Two-Handed trait. You could do something like Dual-Handed Assault > Combat Grab > Dazing Blow to get use of the damage on your first hit and then get the benefits of the regular one-handed style.
>>88107913Are you the Anon who was building a hobgoblin fighter on /5eg/ like a few months ago? Some dude was posting like 3 times a thread, slowly shaping up his hobgoblin. Must've had decision anxiety or some shit because he was asking other Anons to pick his name too lol.
>>881078692eNothing I see in the rules prevents that
>>88108207No, I have never played 5e before. Hobgoblin fighter seems okay but I dont think the Int boost helps that class. So far the only class I can think of for 2e's Hobgoblin is a mutagenist alchemist.
>>88107913Anything that wants Int and Con. Stuff like Alchemist (lmao), Inventor or melee Investigator.
>>88107913You can always just go with the 2 free boosts instead of your regular ancestry boosts and flaws, which makes it a lot less of a hassle to deal with stat lines like that.
>>88107100I’m still kinda bothered that they didn’t have enough white people in the Mwangi Expanse. Sargava is right there, and are they telling me people don’t migrate or move?
>>88107044>TQ: Do you keep track of your date & holidays in your game? How?I keep track of everything, including time and how long people are in the dungeon for. Hoildays I'll be real I typically don't think to make any for my settings but seasons and the like I do. Just set a start date and slowly move forwards, tell players how the grand scale of world events are progressing every so often in town. Is the Northern Hobgoblin Empire getting more progress? Is that Drow Prinecess still marrying that Cannibalistic Wood Elf Prince? Are the Hobbits running out of milk or fresh Thri-kreen meats? Have some stuff planned and tie a few optional objectives or events to the world events, helps players believe it's a real world. Also as Gygax himself said: "You can not have a meaningful campaign if strict time records are not kept" Also 1 day out of game equals 1 day in game for downtime tracking. Your followers need their pay for the week, and your keep only makes so much money a week even when your managing it.
>>88108904No. Only blacks and other minorities are going to be in future products, bigot
[PF1] Anyone know any good Archs or 3rd party classes for more Techno themed stuff, trying to get some new player options for my semi-steampunk setting. Also some rare sci-fi stuff is in it, since it's secretly a post-apoc setting.ana4u
>>88109045https://www.d20pfsrd.com/classes/3rd-party-classes/louis-porter-jr-design/machinesmith/this one something you're looking for?
>>88109027what about elves and dwarfs
>>88108338I gave it a quick and superficial look. If you think you'd be into it, go investigator with Alchemical Sciences. It basically archetypes you into Alchemist at level 1. You can also pick up Hobgoblin's Alchemical Scholar right out of the gate and the int boost is exactly what you'd want for Devise A Stratagem. It should work out as being a really nifty character.
>>88109074I seen that one, was more so looking for Archs or the like I guess. Still thanks as I said it was a good fit.
>>88109075You mean these elves?
>>88109075Also this dwarf? Gay as hell. Love it when a TTRPG company forgets who their primary customer base is
>>88109188https://www.aonprd.com/ArchetypeDisplay.aspx?FixedName=Investigator%20Scavengerinvestigator archetype that instead of alchemy uses mechanical creations
PF 1eI had a character death recently and I'm rolling up a new character. Right now I'm looking to a Dwarven Sorcerer with Empyreal bloodline at 6th level. I'd like to focus on enchantments and mind fuckery, with the "gimmick" being someone who is both a bastion of mental resistance and damn near immunity to illusion/enchantment, but who is adept at using these tools himself. Im going to play him kind of crazy, like the shouty homeless guy who insists he knows whats REALLY going on, and how he can "see the code" and everyone else is just sheep.Does anyone have any suggestions for how to fill out the build? Any suggested traits, feats, or some obscure combo out there?
2eFell into the cloistered cleric with champion dedication meme.So my weapon attacks are only trained until 11th level?Any way to make this better? Ragathiel, bastard sword, picked heal instead of harm since we have no other healer.
>>88109330>Any way to make this better?No. You are there to provide flanking, buffs, and healing, forget about trying to damage things.
>>88109330Could have just taken warpriest you know.No, you're gimped if you wanted to actually use your weapon.If you wanna do ragathiel melee just stick to warpriest and go1 (natural ambition) domain fire2 emblazon armament4 channel smite6 divine weapon8 emblazon energyEffectively makes you a crappy magus but with high charisma and some wisdom.Cloistered with heal and champ dedication should probably just flank and be a damage sponge.
>>88109400>>88109478I wanted to have my cake and eat it too. Guess I'll be a flankhealbot to the giant barb.
>>88109245I'll take a look, anything for a wizard by the way?
All I want is an adventure about the Cyclops Empire. Preferably set in northern Casmaron.
>>88107829It's a solid damage amp for open handed builds, especially with weapons that have the two-handed trait. It's good as your opening attack to lead into press actions, while still letting you use open handed style abilities like Dueling Parry and Combat Grab.
>Martials need to work hard too, something as simple as flanking requieres two PC staying in range of an enemy, ready to eat their attacks.Shit reddit says unironically.
>>88109788Oh no, someone was wrong on the internet. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'll get right on it. This is serious.
>>88109665https://www.aonprd.com/ArchetypeDisplay.aspx?FixedName=Wizard%20Spellslingerhttps://www.aonprd.com/ArchetypeDisplay.aspx?FixedName=Wizard%20Clocksmiththese might be what you're looking fornothing that replaces spellcasting with more tech-y stuff though
>>88109925You could'of have a laugh with me but instead chose to be bitter and spiteful.
>>88109956What a sad life where not taking ragebait and not obsessing over internet strangers is seen as the bitter option. How do you even live.
>>88109946also for machine themed thingshttps://libraryofmetzofitz.fandom.com/wiki/Machine_(Technokinesis)Kineticist machine element if you want a caster-y (kineticists count dammit) class around machines, 3pp though
>>88109259Bumping this because I never know what to do for sorceress besides basic shit like... spell focus and improved initiative. Items and feats and basically all build options always stump me because sorcerers are so self-contained and basically finished.
>>88110686>>88109259There's a bunch of metamagic feats that let you affect things like undead, plants etc. with enchantment spellsfey bloodline boosts enchantment DC's by 2(in)famously kitsune fey sorcerers achieve absolutely ludicrous save DC's on enchantment spells, being able to start out with a save DC of 20 and by lv 12 already get into the mid 30's
>>88109259Traits>https://aonprd.com/TraitDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Inhabitant%20of%20IllusionAbsolutely phenomenal trait for illusion protection. Normally you must interact with an illusion (like Silent Image) to disbelieve it but with this trait is effectively trapfinding++ for illusions. >https://aonprd.com/TraitDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Meditative%20RestThis trait is absolutely busted at higher levels. At lower levels it's a good protection against night raids. >Glory of OldStandard stuff. Increases your Hardy by another +1.>Cunning LiarWisdom instead of Charisma for Bluff if you wanted some social abilityFeatsDepends entirely on what level you think you'll end at. 15+ and you should be gunning for Spell Perfection.
>>88107869>In 1e, excluding the special cases(certain abilities, creature riding on other, swarms. ..) two creatures cannot share the same square regardless of the sizeuhhhh this is completely fucking wrong, you can absolutely share spaces with creatures, in fact every single fucking tiny creature has a reach of 0 and is REQUIRED to enter an opponent's square to attack them
>>88107913I'd say Wizard but Golarion Hobbo Gobbos hate magick. Perhaps Fighter with Alchemist free archetype for mutagens and shit?
>>88111127maybe a confusion with summoning spells?you cannot summon something into a square containing another creature regardless of size
>>88111127Maybe read the text fully?>and if tried the creature immediately gets ejected to nearlest open squareTiny creatures use move to move into enemy square to attack, but immediately after the attack they will be ejected from the enemy square. They never can remain in the square if they do not have an extra ability to do so.
>>88111178>Tiny creatures use move to move into enemy square to attack, but immediately after the attack they will be ejected from the enemy squareagain this is completely wrong lmao, otherwise it would literally be impossible for anyone with a familiar to carry it around in a familiar pouch or have a fucking bird perched on your shoulder. you honestly have to be the biggest fucking nogames in the entire world to unironically try and say this shit with a serious face. http://legacy.aonprd.com/coreRulebook/combat.html#table-8-4-creature-size-and-scaleTiny, Diminutive, and Fine Creatures: Very small creatures take up less than 1 square of space. This means that more than one such creature can fit into a single square. A Tiny creature typically occupies a space only 2-1/2 feet across, so four can fit into a single square. 25 Diminutive creatures or 100 Fine creatures can fit into a single square. Creatures that take up less than 1 square of space typically have a natural reach of 0 feet, meaning they can't reach into adjacent squares. They must enter an opponent's square to attack in melee. This provokes an attack of opportunity from the opponent. You can attack into your own square if you need to, so you can attack such creatures normally. Since they have no natural reach, they do not threaten the squares around them. You can move past them without provoking attacks of opportunity. They also can't flank an enemy.Do you think people riding horses are shunted off their mount at the end of every turn? There is no rule about being "immediately ejected" from an enemy square anywhere, there's no gravitational field that automatically moves people who've already used their move and standard action away.
>>88111227It is clearly spelled out in the combat rules>Ending Your Movement: You can’t end your movement in the same square as another creature unless it is helpless.And Tiny exception only speaks about moving through the squares of bigger creatures.
>>88111319what part of "specific beats general" is so hard for your nogames ass to understand lmao. tiny creatures occupy less than one square, that rule doesn't apply. You can literally see this illustrated in the above text about tiny creatures, since it specifically calls out someone with a 5 foot reach has no problem attacking their own square (which will happen every time you fight a tiny creature entering your square and ending its turn in your space because it has a 0 foot reach)Or look at all the tiny creatures who grapple enemies when attacking or have the grab trait on their attacks, do you think they somehow get forcibly ejected from their space at the end of their turn? https://www.aonprd.com/MonsterDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Varisian%20Hagfishagain, shit like familiar pouches would be literally nonfunctional with your retarded ruling since you and your own familiar wouldn't be able to share squares, since you'd be "ending your movement" in the same squares as one another constantly. https://www.aonprd.com/EquipmentMiscDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Familiar%20satchelplease for the love of god actually play the game instead of arguing like a moron
>>88111391>do you think they somehow get forcibly ejected from their space at the end of their turn?They wont share the square unless they have an ability that lets them. Treat familiar sathel as your familiar riding on you.
1eIf a Bloody Skeleton is raised with Animate Dead>The undead you create remain under your control indefinitely. and than it gets broken until 0 HP>A bloody skeleton is destroyed when reduced to 0 hit points,>is destroyed>but it returns to unlife 1 hour laterSo when it 'returns to unlife' would it still be under the control of the caster who raised it originally?
>>88110965That's what I'm fucking talking about, thanks bro.
>>88109259Look into the shadow spells. They can give you some versatility you might not have otherwise, and they're pretty fun to use in general.
>>88111709Depends on your GM and his intepretion of the ship of theseus problem
2e general discussionWhy do all the APs fall short? I don't want to be "that guy" but even 5e books come with a pull out A1 map. Paizo charging £35 for AV, anywhere between £60-£80 for kingmaker, and the best they can do is print the map in the book? That's no good to anyone paizo. The opening chapter of kingmaker also has referrals to the companion guide for running the feast. Underwhelming jewery and I'll torrent the pdf's in future.
>>88111709It should be. What would imply it wouldn't be after it's revives?
>>88111902the part where it says 'is destroyed' and returns to unlife.seems analogous to a PC dying and getting Raised - wouldn't that drop an ongoing Dominate effect on that PC?
Why is this Goblin dressed like Ezren?
>>88112026>seems analogous to a PC dying and getting Raised - wouldn't that drop an ongoing Dominate effect on that PC?Depends. Technically speaking "Dead" is just a condition;>Dead: The character’s hit points are reduced to a negative amount equal to his Constitution score, his Constitution drops to 0, or he is killed outright by a spell or effect. The character’s soul leaves his body. Dead characters cannot benefit from normal or magical healing, but they can be restored to life via magic. A dead body decays normally unless magically preserved, but magic that restores a dead character to life also restores the body either to full health or to its condition at the time of death (depending on the spell or device). Either way, resurrected characters need not worry about rigor mortis, decomposition, and other conditions that affect dead bodies.And nothing in it says it drops ongoing spell effects (except soul affecting because the soul leaves from the body).However "Destroyed" is not a defined Condition, so it is up to your GM to interpret what it means in this case and what it does to ongoing magical effects.
>>88112096Might be a demonstration of the reincarnate spell
>>88111780Could you be more specific? Do you mean just spells with the shadow descriptor, or some other thing I'm not aware of?
>>88108904Anon, if you read the book, you'd know that Sargava was overthrown by an indigenous revolt. Some white folks still live in the country (now renamed Vidrian), many fled to Bloodcove, and some left the Mwangi Expanse entirely.Strength of Thousands gives you a token white classmate of Sargavan heritage.
>>88109226>heir primary customer base isAnon, PF2 is a game written by and for trannies. Why are you still here?
>>88111857They sell the maps, anon.
>>88112096To annoy you in particular.
>>88112796Oh, now that is interesting. Seems like a good way to have one school of Spell Focus apply to other schools stuff, at the very least. Plus that's a lot of fun flavor! I like it, thank you.
>>88112962>Strength of Thousands gives you a token white classmate of Sargavan heritage.More, anon. I want more. Not just as characters, but as background figures in the artwork. If you can have black folk in the art for the Ulfen, you can damn well have white people hanging around Mwangi song and dance.
Valeros at 5th level sucks.>double slice>raise shield>that's every turn>until you actually use the shield once and it breaks>now you have only one attack weapon to use with your doubling ring>almost all the feats are useless
>>88112978I just want to play some damn fantasy games with my friends. Can't make anything without running into the gay/transformer shit these days. At least Erastil used to be based
>>88114578Premades are pretty much a proof that Paizo does not actually play their own game.
>>88114599Plenty of other d20 games exist that aren't written by an incredibly diverse, queer crowd. PF2's head editor (a nonbinary Native American) has talked before about how many trans people are on stuff. There's trans characters on the covers of multiple books.Why the hell pick this one?
>>88114605>Paizo does not actually play their own game.That would explain a lot.
>>88114599What's stopping you from changing it? Me and another guy that DM's does it all the time.
>>88108904People generally move away from Mwangi. Including Mwangi.
>>88114752Good ol Mwangi, spend a week in the jungle and you'll probably trip and fall into the Darklands or run into some demon worshipping gorilla man.
Is there a good timeline anywhere of the great empires over the years? Like how do the Cyclops Empires and the Serpentfolk Empire line up since both are in and around Garund.
>>88114985https://time.graphics/line/166512Lacks Age of Creation and Age of Serpents, and probably some of Age of Legend.
>>88107100While it is probably a you know what kinda thing, we had an entire edition and multiple APs dedicated to the fantasy europe stuff. If we got another fucking Cheliax or Varisian book I'd scream.
>>88115364Amen to that.
>>88115364>tfw never got a good Land of the Linnorm Kings APThat's all I wanted. If they did a good LotLK AP I would be very happy with leaving Fantasy Europe for good. I'm exhausted on Varisia and Cheliax.
>>88115390On that note, what places would anons like to revisit?For me it's Irrisen because I need to know what the geopolitical situation is now the Linnorm stuff.
>>88115424I'm honestly hornier for Arcadia than anywhere familiar... but I really want to see an Iron Gods follow-up. There's an android goddess now and an immortal Conan knockoff has made her the state religion!
>>88115409Varisia still has content left to mine, more Thassilon stuff would be aggravating but I don't think much has been done with the plateau the Shifter iconic chick is from or the Cinderlands.
>>88115473>Still no Kaer Maga API shit.
>>88107044I want to play a gunslinger/guerrilla war-fighter type that can shoot and stab well in 1e. Disregard the reloading issue, I don't neccesarily need to shoot and stab at the same time. The idea is a sneaky character that can stab enemies when trying to be quiet, shoot fuckers once discovered, and be adaptable through the use of alchemical items.
>>88111857Small indie company, please understand.
>>88115506>The idea is a sneaky character that can stab enemies when trying to be quiet, shoot fuckers once discovered, and be adaptable through the use of alchemical items.vivisectionist alchemist, you're a sneak attacker who can shoot people or stab people as needed and have access to all the actual alchemical items in the game easily through crafting, on top of alchemist-exclusive discoveries and extracts/infusions
>>88115994This seems obvious now that you mention it. Any advice in getting dex to damage on the gun easily, or should I rely on sneak attacks to keep damage up?
>>88116114there's no easy way to get dex to damage on guns that doesn't involve way too many levels in other classes that will delay your alchemist discoveries, alchemy extracts, and sneak attack. you can get INT to damage on guns with kirin style and kirin strike which is potentially more useful as an alchemist, targeting touch AC means you're almost always gonna be hitting anyways. needing IUS is an annoying tax but kirin style and kirin strike will work with guns. https://aonprd.com/FeatDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Kirin%20StrikeThere's also the gunchemist as an option, but you don't get sneak attack like vivisectionist and your melee potential will be eviscerated as a result and you specifically wanted someone who can stab or shoot. https://www.aonprd.com/ArchetypeDisplay.aspx?FixedName=Alchemist%20Gun%20Chemistfor a weapon you can just enchant it with agile, for the guns I don't think you need dex to damage especislly if your character concept is a switch hitter who won't even be shooting things most of the time
>>88115506I saw a build I've meaning to try that's musket master 3/ I think it was either rake/bandit rogue X intimidate build that abuses shattered defense to get SA off.
>>88116195Gunchemist can get int-to-damage on normal shots if you're willing to stick two feats into ithttps://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/general-feats/sizzling-shot-grit/It turns your bullets into half fire damage, which from what I've gathered should be enough to satisfy Cartridge Savant
>>88115473>>88115462>>88115424>>88115409>>88115390>>88115364I like that they update their 'old' setting with the yearly faction books, which I otherwise have no reason to look at. The Knights of Lastwall and Firebrands are all pretty gay... but it lets them say "hey, here's what's up in Katapesh" without a whole North Garund book.
1e.Can a tinkerer's clockwork familiar take familiar archetypes? Such as Mauler?
>>88116710yes, nothing prevents you from applying an archetype (or even an improved familiar template) to special familiars gained from things like tinkerer. the only case where it was specifically vetoed was people making tumor familiars into protectors, in which case it was specifically errata'd with "YOU CANNOT MAKE A TUMOR INTO A PROTECTOR BECAUSE FUCK YOU" but doesn't affect anyone else.
>>88116447On one hand I want a Hellknight book, on the other I'm afraid they would utterly ruin them by making them too inclusive.
>>88116837>mfw I can have my little pet robot lizard transform into a medium sized fucking dinobot
>>88114655The fun thing about the "trans" characters is you just smudge it up a bit and suddenly you erase it. The one on the cover of the Lastwall book? What are you talking about, always been a woman.Weird sex-changing juice that somehow is A. cheap enough anyone can buy it and B. Has absolutely no side effects? Snake oil from a huckster, probably Succubus juice.
>>88117082Tbh I think having trans characters is more harmful to the trans community than not having it. Just think about it for a second. In a world where potions/magic can make you 100% the other gender and are easy to obtain, why would you even bring up the fact you used the item?It'd be like running around telling everyone you meet about the wonders of bread, and how bread saved your life. In such a world, why would anyone care that you ate bread? Bread didn't help you complete some extraordinary task, it's just something you happened to eat as part of your rations. If their backstory is unironically "my family shamed me for eating bread", then just think of the implications of that reaction to bread. It means that despite being common and cheap, there is something inherently wrong with eating bread for that culture.True inclusivity would mean that bread exists and is common, and that bread would be enjoyed casually like any other food/drug should the user wish. Who cares if NPC1 was born one way or another and ate bread once if everyone is just cool with the fact NPC2 spends their weekends going through every whore in town tripping balls on bread? Shit, brothels would straight up offer bread as a new experience for their clientele.[/Late night ramble that is probably barely coherent]
>>88117082Why is a cheap potion in a world full of alchemy and magic unbelievable to you?>>88117250Trans people believe in a separation of gender and sex. Plenty want to pursue physical transition to an extent so that they stop being perceived as the wrong gender by other people, and many have dysphoria that causes them to want to be rid of heavily-gendered things like breasts or a cock and balls... but plenty are content just swapping clothes/pronouns and calling it a day.So not every trans person would just "take the potion/get the surgery," and that's before getting into things like non-binary genders. What sex organs should a Rivethun, the PF dwarven third gender, have? There's not an answer, because gender =/= bodies.>t.ransI don't give a fuck that you disagree with this, I'm explaining the perspective SJWs like Paizo write from.
>>88117320>but plenty are content just swapping clothes/pronouns and calling it a day.I understand you are explaining what the sjws think, but why have they decided to erase tomboys and tomgirls?personally I don't care about trans people one way or the other, it's the rampant snowflake-status chasing that I hate. Also non-binary isn't trans, and NBs are the pinnacle of snowflake narcissism
>>88117250nah it's perfectly coherent. they want to have their cake and eat it too, they want their self-inserts to have instant and perfect access to easy magical gender bender magic that straight up turns dudes into woman and women into dudes with functioning sex organs and the ability to have children........but they ALSO want to have their victim complex on display and their self-inserts need to have being trans as their entire identity and personality and have outrage-bait persecution that doesn't make any sense because if nobody gave a shit they wouldn't feel special.It's funny how the conversation went from >Girdle of Masculinity/Femininity? HAHA what a hilarious cursed item, Jack the fighter is now Jill until he gets the curse fixed! lmao! to>wow this item is kind of messed up and problematic and makes light of people with body dysmorphia for shits and giggles, plus forcibly gender bending your players as a joke is kind of magical realmyto now, in the year of our lord 2023>IF YOU DON'T HAVE EVERY CORNER STORE PHARMACY SELLING GIRDLES OF MASCULINITY/FEMININITY SUCH THAT EVEN LOW LEVEL NPCS CAN BUY THEM FOR THE COST OF A COUPLE HORSES YOU ARE A FUCKING BIGOT AND DON'T BELONG IN THE HOBBY!like lmao ok bro. it reminds me of how loving cock went from "gay people can't help liking dicks the same way straight men can't help liking tits, they're born this way and it's impossible to change so deriding people for an immutable characteristic like race or sex isn't cool" to "ACTUALLY, YOUR GENITAL PREFERENCES ARE JUST THAT, PREFERENCES, AND IF YOU REFUSE TO SUCK GIRLDICK YOU'RE A BIGOT, GAY MEN WHO REFUSE TO FUCK "MEN" VAGINAS ARE UNDERMINING THE MOVEMENT AND DON'T BELONG. LESBIANS WHO DON'T WANT TO GET PREGNANT ARE TERFS!" honk honk. if magic gender bender is 100% easy and accessible, people just wouldn't fucking mention it, the same way someone who got a limb or eye replaced with Regenerate wouldn't STILL make being a cripple their entire identity.
>>88117359>the same way someone who got a limb or eye replaced with Regenerate wouldn't STILL make being a cripple their entire identity.This is much better than my bread analogy.
>>88117371That also brings up my issue with the overabundance of "accessibility" items. Here is how I view things, either the magic to fix it is cheap and it's rich people who choose to replace limbs/have overly elaborate clockwork wheelchairs because it's fashionable. Or getting the magic to fix it is prohibitively expensive, and the plebs are shunned and mocked by the upper class for having to resort to replacing lost limbs with mockeries of the real thing.Plus, no a wheelchair that lets you adventure should not be available with Level 1 amounts of gold. Especially one which can somehow climb a ladder.
>>88117418Accessibility items are okay in my book, but only in certain cases.>too poor for magic? Here's a chunk of wood from a back alley, carve a peg leg>rich as fuck aristocrat? Fucking replace your arm with a clockwork arm made of solid platinum and encrusted with diamonds so you can literally flex on the poors>well-off adventurer? Replace you arm with a clockwork replacement with integrated blades or an arm cannon to flex on dungeon critters and barfightsWheelchairs and the like should be magical battle-tanks or instruments of leisure for the wealthy.
>>88112962I unironically love this, for the simple reason that it means I can play a fantasy Rhodesian.
>>88117480>fantasy RhodesianMy fuggin dik.
>>88117320>What sex organs should a Rivethun, the PF dwarven third gender, have?What?>"The rivethun (pronounced RIV-uh-thoon) were an ancient order of dwarven shamans who were distinguished by drawing their power from the disjunction between their physical bodies and immaterial souls. The practice is seeing renewed interest among dwarves of the Five Kings Mountains."That's all I could find in it, and it's not exactly a 3rd gender, it's just dysphoric dwarves. What do you know that I don't?
>>88112962The Vidrian Revolution made the Shackles pointless. Who is this diverse group of pirates supposed to rob without those greedy colonisers?
>>88117546>inb4 they capture the natives as "bounty hunters"
>>88117546The extensive trade routes described in the Travel Guide, perhaps?Senghor has prolific trade with both Azlanti colonies and distant Arcadia. Cheliax and Rahadoum both sail all over that western coast constantly. Vidrian still has to attempt ocean trade, and unlike the Sargavans, they aren't paying the pirates off for protection.The Shackles are doing just fine.
>>88117480>>88117489The Order of the Coil was a micro-order of Sargavan Hellknights who basically just existed to be racist as fuck to the Mwangi. 2e hasn't said anything about them yet, but I imagine any who escaped lynching are now some of the most wanted motherfuckers in Garund.I want to hunt Satanic Nazi war criminals as the Vidric secret service with my entire heart. Please let them be weirdos, like how Skorzeny was training PMCs all over the place back in the day.
>>88107044I'm looking for people to play in an online game over VTT. 3 slots left. We're looking to meet on Sunday EST afternoons. It's just a nice classic fantasy campaign. Leave your discord if you want more info.
>>88117585Shit, forgot to mention it's PF2e.
>>88117585>tfw had to google VTTI feel like such a boomer...
>>88117569Let me hunt down Chelaxian Colonel Kurtz, man.
>>88117599I had to at first as well, no shame here anon.
Does Golarion have fantasy Vietnam?
>>88117585you may wanna mention which vtt you're using.
>>88117916Is there even another viable VTT for PF2?
>>88117916Fuck it, I'll bite.b0n0b0#7334
>>88117509an entire of insane men thinking they are women surely this will go well.
>>88112962The whole Sargava thing is kind of hilarious if you think about it. Sargava was the last remnant of pre-devil Cheliax that settled horrible swampland on the coast of Garund and the only people they kicked out of the region were demon worshipers. It's people mostly kept to themselves worshipping Abadar and outside of a few examples got along with the locals (Serpent's Skull even had the faction representative for the government be a native Garundian). Then the moment this little nation of like 20,000 people including natives stopped being dirt poor thanks to looting Saveth-Yi hordes of "locals" move in and take over.
>>88118152Yeah again, it doesn't say that. It says their spirits don't match their bodies, not that the mismatch is gendered. It could be they have Archon souls or something? Or even like, elven souls in dwarf bodies, and draw power from the mismatch. Nothing in it says gender.
>>88117250The trans character in the vidya game version of WoTR is at least well done. Unless you literally already knew she's trans its really hard to actually find out because she took the sex change potion years ago and doesn't like to talk about it
>>88119985Yeah, gotta agree with you on that. Tbh I don't even remember who it was because it was treated like such a non-thing.
>>88117359>like lmao ok bro. it reminds me of how loving cock went from "gay people can't help liking dicks the same way straight men can't help liking tits, they're born this way and it's impossible to change so deriding people for an immutable characteristic like race or sex isn't cool" to "ACTUALLY, YOUR GENITAL PREFERENCES ARE JUST THAT, PREFERENCES, AND IF YOU REFUSE TO SUCK GIRLDICK YOU'RE A BIGOT, GAY MEN WHO REFUSE TO FUCK "MEN" VAGINAS ARE UNDERMINING THE MOVEMENT AND DON'T BELONG. LESBIANS WHO DON'T WANT TO GET PREGNANT ARE TERFS!"A multi-billion dollar industry built on supporting victimized communities must continue to find victims to commodify. Of course The LGB in LGBT were going to get dropped once they became accepted by society.
>>88119920>Nothing in it says gender.And nothing about "interracial" suggests it means Black Man White Woman, yet when you hear the word that's where the vast majority of thoughts go.
>>88120126I blame the hamburger commercials.
>>88117768It's difficult to really pin Vietnam specifically, but Xa Hoi is the closest to it. Indeed, the entirety of the Valashmai Jungle and everything in it represents SEA to a T.
>>88107044ALERT>>88107044ALERT>>88107044OBNOXIOUS ALERTIt seems zippyshare is closing down at month's end. Download what you can and get the fuck outhttps://www.zippyshare.com/
>>88120126Bruh, this is hardcore conspiracy theorist levels of cope. LGBT didn't invent soul mismatches.
>>88120182>Pattern recognition is conspiracy theories nowYeah sure I'm not going to make assumptions when the Paizo employee says, "This male-presenting character's soul does not match their body." Nothing about culture through the last 5+ years will make me assume they mean transgenderism. Yeah, I'll just be a rosy-cheeked tabula rasa, surprised at the revelation every time.
>>88120126This is you showing your own bias and what you think about, because Asian porn is crazy popular. You're self reporting.
>>88120305>because Asian porn is crazy popular.Are you being deliberately obtuse? Within the context of American society, "interracial" means Black Man White Woman. It's so ubiquitous that it's pointed out every time it happens in the media with an eye-roll. What's *popular* isn't always the same as what's *projected.* The Average Joe might love Asian porn, but whenever an interracial relationship is shown in a supplement, or trading card, or commercial or any number of commercial product, we all fucking know what it's going to be. It's why the argument >>88120182 is so exhausting; the burden of proof is on you to prove that it's not going to be an analogy (or explicit) for transgenderism, because that's what American culture (especially tabletop culture) is laser-focused on.
>>88120401>the burden of proof is on you to prove a negativeNo? Dumbass, they literally don't mention gender. It's just you. You are making a claim out of nowhere.
>>88120519>You are making a claim out of nowhere>This West Coast liberal tabletop studio that prides itself on being more progressive than their peers produces an order of Dwarves who present all the qualities of body dysmorphia>Somebody says that’s clearly an analogy for Transgenderism“Uhh it could be anything.”Again, pattern recognition.
>>88120401>the burden of proof is on you to prove that it's not going to be an analogy (or explicit) for transgenderismPathfinder wiki has the earliest citation in 2014. That's pre-Jenner, before literally anyone cared. I feel that's proof enough that it originally had no connection to LGBT shit.
>>88120401>>88120519It all stems from gnostic heresy regardless.All body dysmorphic rhetoric is inherently anti christian as it attacks the creator myth. Which makes it anti western.It doesn't particularly matter if the idea sprung from the minds of fifth columnists or from the traditions of other cultures.The former will only abuse the latter as a vehicle.That said, this is a tabletop rpg and I can already pretend to be a fantasy humanoid. So this feels arbitrary though it isn't.
>>88120638This is the level of intellect I'm dealing with here. "It's bad because it's not christian". The polythiestic fantasy people in imagination land who use magic and live in the past are JUST NOW not Christian because muh politics makes me angy. Okay, dumbass.
>>88120710You rolled a 3 on your strike against the straw man.You have two actions left.
>>88120710>You should not let modern sensibilities inform your perception of past mediaToo bad, that’s how this culture work
>>88120766What you're doing is letting a recent culture war trick you into thinking someone had a secret intent that was never actually there. You aren't using modern sensibilities to inform your perception, you're using modern perception to rewrite past sensibilities.
>>88120796Doesn't really work if we point out paizo randomly deciding to eradicate slavery everywhere all at once off the face of golarion.Bad for the game.But very pro western, and somewhat schizophrenic.Unless we attribute it to a pattern of behavior.
>>88120873>eradicate slavery everywhere >still spreading that debunked bullshitfuck off /pol/tard
>>88120796>You aren't using modern sensibilities to inform your perception, you're using modern perception to rewrite past sensibilities.Why is there suddenly an outcry to be more culturally relativist now that the criticisms aren't the traditional complaints about white people or patriarchy? You're the dominant force, anon. Your viewpoints are the ones in power, enforced by society and corporations both. Of course people are going to criticize modern trends, and rightly so.
(PF2e)I wanna throw some witch hunter-type enemies at my players. Martials that are specialized against fighting spellcasters. They could also be spellswords, since they aren't ideologically opposed to magic, just specialized against fighting mages.What kind of abilities might they have? Are there any existing statblocks that might work with a little adaptation? The PCs are between 5th and 6th level so the enemies should have appropriate power levels.
>>88120918Barbazus a good statblock.Jacked saves, aoo, dimension door at will.
>>88120873>whataboutismCringe.>>88120916>You're the dominant force, anon. Your viewpoints are the ones in powerLiterally what the fuck are my viewpoints? You're so obsessed with this culture war that you're ascribing me to whatever political enemy you can't stop thinking about, when all I'm saying is Rivethun aren't trannies. Nothing about them mentions gender at all.
>>88120992>when all I'm saying is Rivethun aren't trannies. Nothing about them mentions gender at all.Of course they're trannies, because Paizo is part of that culture war you're so eagerly trying to say doesn't matter. They said Rivethun are composed of people who believe their mental identity does not match their physical identity. Anyone with half a brain knows what that means. You can continue to blubber about how that "doesn't technically mean they're transsexual" until the cows come home, but anyone reading this will know the truth of it.
>>88121089Except, as the literate people here know what you do not, they wrote Rivethun long before trannies were a culture war topic and before they were even publicly talked about. It has literally nothing to do with it, you're just making things up to be mad about. You imagine enemies all around you so you can pretend to hold the justification of being attacked, but there's no one there.
>>88121118>You imagine enemies all around you so you can pretend to hold the justification of being attacked, but there's no one there.There wouldn't even be a "culture war" if it wasn't people throwing stones on both sides of the aisle. Of course I'm getting attacked, just like there's people attacking Paizo. It's a two-way exchange.
>>88121170Literally what the fuck are you talking about? I didn't say the culture war wasn't real, I said you were stupidly obsessed with it to the point it's infevting every aspect of your life. I'm not saying you're imagining the culture war, I'm saying you're imagining that every little corner of the world is a front of battle in it. Rivethun have literally nothing to do with trannies or the culture war, you're just imagining things.
What’s the closest thing to a Bladesinger in Pathfinder 2e?
>>88120918You might want to look at features and feats from Superstitious Barbarian. Rogue also has a couple antimagic feats you could take inspiration from (Steal Spell, Dispelling Slice and Eldritch Debilitation).Taking a look at the Anti-Magical background could also give you some ideas.
>>88122122Gonna be Magus, especially Sparkling Targe if you are the kind of dude that likes to abuse 5e Shield's +5 to AC.
>>88121260>I said you were stupidly obsessed with it to the point it's infecting every aspect of your lifeBecause I'm trapped with it every second of my life. I turn on the TV and it's nothing but black excellence and white women telling white men how things should be. I go online and it's troons on Discord telling me to respect their pronouns. I step outside and there's gay pride flags or Morality Signs on every street. I try to run a game and I have to use fuckin' anime art because all of the characters are ugly or ambiguously brown. Holy shit, why is everyone ugly in the West, now. Why is everyone so fucking fat and ugly.
>>88123663>Because I'm trapped with it every second of my lifeSee, this what I meant by imagining attacks all around you. Take this Rivethun thing for example; it has nothing to do with trannies, but you are imagining and insisting that it does, so that becomes just ANOTHER angle they're attacking you from! Even though they aren't. You go down this list but you're just telling me all the ways you imagine enemies ans I have to wonder if they're not just as fake as this Rivethun thing. You say you're obsessed because they're always after you, I say you think they're always after you because you're obsessed. You're just seeing things, it's not a tranny thing.
1eI was wondering, would letting powerful archetypes for regular monk such as Zen Archer, Tetori and MoMS also apply to UC monk break things or not?For now mostly the Tetori since a player is looking to go wrestler
>>88123809As always, depends on the table. My table has characters of wildly different strengths and effectivenesses, and it's never a problem for us. If you have a more competitive problem, it may be for you.
>>88123833they like optimizing their own characters but it's fairly casual and not competitiveonly thing that might be is someone accidentally going to far and usurping another player's niche, but sofar just talking about it has resolved it without issue
>>88123809an unchained zen archer is going to be a strong martial character, but at the end of the day that's all they are. a martial archer with no spells and who is heavily penalized for multiclassing out of monk due to how their features scale. They will be a good archer, and will have more skill points and better perception and will saves than a bog standard core fighter archer.......but it's really nothing special compared to what anyone playing even a 2/3 caster can pull off.
>>88124015>sofar just talking about it has resolved it without issueAtta boy. Be adults, it solves everything.
>>88123809Regular monk is badly outdated and Paizo did not bother to print enough archetypes for UC Monk. I'd say let them use regular monk archetypes as they like and just rethink what abilities archetype replaces in UC.
>>88107044bros, I'm still trying to port guildmaster's guide to ravnica to 2e and having trouble coming up with ideas for the playable minotaurs' racial feats.I've been borrowing features from other races that don't exist on the plane(as an example, I borrowed Stonecunning for the Loxodon due to GMGR touting them as artisans/builders). Our usual GM suggested I might be able to borrow from the Kashrishi, but the only thing I've really thought would fit and be poachable was Community Knowledge- reflavored as Ancestral Knowledge- and their Horns attack.Any thoughts? Should I borrow from Orcs for them(things like Ferocity would make sense, I think).
>>88124194one of the reasons I can happily be fairly permissive in 3pp and homebrew materials, I can trust them enough to not take it too far question was mostly to see if I didn't accidentally break something in a way that would get too absurd>>88124015>>88124243sort of what I was figuring, but I wanted to get confirmation on that, thanks, I'll give it a lookover what abilities to replace, but like you said, at the end of the day it's still a monk, no need to kick the class while they're down
>>88124276woops meat that for >>88124176
>>88124253Yeah just steal from Orcs and Dwarves, they're both the stereotypical tough bastard races.God Paizo needs to make a fucking ancestry building guide with a huge bucket of generic racial feats, homebrewing an ancestery in 2e is too much fucking work
>>88124344It really is a pain, and I basically have to build five races(loxodon, minotaurs, centaurs, vedalken, simic hybrid). I feel like the middle three are going to be the hardest and the last is going to be a versatile heritage instead of a proper race, but much easier to develop for because it's "normal person infused with weird creature DNA".
>>88124344>Paizo needs to make a fucking ancestry building guideThe creation of "more stuff" books depends entirely on the success level of treasure vaults. You did buy it, right anon?
>>88122558Nah I don’t want a shield just a rapier in one hand
>>88124572Sparkling Targe works on Shield spell so you can jedi the fuck out of it if you wanna
2e, if I devise a strategem as an investigator, there's nothing stopping me from drawing a different weapon to whatever I'm currently using and making the stragegic strike with that, right?I want to do a corny thing where I play a dwarf with a clan pistol that only gets drawn for certain crits.
>>88123809May have to watch the Zen archer, but the other two should be fine. The only problem downside I see is they lose out on style strikes which is pretty good feature.
>>88124635You are better off dual-wielding than spending an action to unsheathe a weapon (Quick Draw can be your friend on this regard, too), especially if your Devise target wasn't a part of your investigation, but yes, you can do that.
>>88122214>Superstitious BarbarianNo mate don't that subclass is unplayable
>>88125259No such thing, powergamer.
>>88125259the subclass's playability has no bearing on stealing fitting features from it for an NPC, anon. stop being a retard.
>>88124677Yeah, it's just because I think it'll be cool rather than a good use of action economy. I'll limit it to times where the action I lose to drawing the weapon wouldn't be that impactful otherwise, like I'm not gonna skip out on a doctor's visitation on a grievously wounded ally because I want to do a cool gunshot. Dual wielding isn't much of an option either, I'm mainly using a shortbow and being a medic so I want the free hand.
>>88125361Your a retard. That class is literally unplayable if your party have any form of magic user.
>>88125474You're a retard if you can't figure out how to approach a table without seeing it as a DPS competition.
>>88125508No, anon, he's not a retard and has proven it.Retardation requires having a brain in your skull in the first place. >he didn't read the context at all and is assuming someone wants to play the subclass, not that someone wants to use features from it for their monster>he doesn't know the difference between "you're" and "your">he uses literally for emphasis as opposed to what it's literally supposed to be used for
1eMy players have high tendency for catching the baddies alive. Usually this is good as I can use them for sort of infodumps during the interrogations to liven up the world.However, in this case there is an enemy that I simply can't let to get interrogated due heavy plot spoiler reasons. Is there some convenient suicide abilities around I could use if the baddie gets caught alive?
>>88125938Technically you can always choose to fail a save (even when it doesn't always make sense), so just give them a Con-damaging poison then have them choose to fail the save.
>>88125938That's funny. The designers of Mummy's Mask had the same issue and made this feat>https://aonprd.com/FeatDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Troth%20of%20the%20Forgotten%20PharaohMake your own variant that doesn't require that specific cult membership and you're golden.
>>88125938Put a bomb collar on them, just base it on Necklace of Fireballs or something
>>88125938How are they catching enemies alive? If it's as simple as reducing them to 0hp with a nonlethal hit, make a ring or something that just kills the wearer if they hit 0.
>>88126001Poison could work, is there something could trigger if the creature becomes helpless?>>88126003>https://aonprd.com/FeatDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Troth%20of%20the%20Forgotten%20PharaohThat fits actually pretty well with just minor adjustment, thanks>>88126028Could work for mook types, but in this case the enemy is more of leadership position that would probably not wear such thing. Would probably trigger necklace of fireballs intentionally as revenge though, it can be made into magical tattoo, right?>>88126066Party has kuthite monk that specializes in non-lethal and grappler brawler. Also party wizard uses Hold Person and sleep effects quite liberally
>>88126289False teeth and dentures have been a thing for thousands of years anon, just give him a false tooth with a dose of poison inside. I even found this thread on the Paizo forums where someone found a 3.5 item that did just that: https://paizo.com/threads/rzs2tamm?False-tooth-item
>>88125508NTA but you just seem to be starting a fight over nothing. Not once did they mention DPS yet you're sperging out about it. 2e Superstition barb is fucking awful and basically cripples you as the drawback is far too harsh with no adequate payoff.
For 2e I grabbed the APG recently and want to play around with content from there namely a Shadowdancer Dedication Investigator and I'm curious how badly that is gonna screw up my action economy. Theoretically I'll get to do things like free action devise into teleport attack but I know the moment I'm fighting a random encounter that has nothing to do with an investigation things will get awkward.
>>88126401>waaaah if classes are weak I can't play them :(Same to you, retard. And no, he came out with the harsh words first, I just threw them back at him. Fuck off now, thanks.
>>88126464Imagine having such an autistic fit because someone warned a new player about obvious trap options in a paizo general of all places.
>>88126698Read the context before posting you fucking orangutan.
I want to make a magic blaster of sorts in 1e, but I'm not sure where to start. The idea is that I create magic "magazines" with charges that can be attached to and used through the blaster. The idea is that each magazine would imparts different effects to the blaster. For example, one "ammo" could cause the blaster to shoot magic missiles, another to shoot blasts of cold icicles, and another to produce a "flamethrower" burning hands effect. Perhaps more mundane items, such alchemists fire, could power the item.Should I design this as multiple wondrous items, or a firearm modeled after the dragoon firearms?
>>88126698No, someone had an autistic fit at a new player, and I told him off for having bullshit standards. Fuck you.
>>88127502Spellslinger wizard archetype, ez. The entire idea is built for you already. I recommend taking defensive and utility spells instead of damage spells, because you can always burn them to put the magic into the gun for damage when you want to.
>>88126434It doesn't do much for you, and you're correct that if you try to use the focus spells it's going to play hell with your action economy, effectively turning it into a choice between using a focus spell and attacking unless you're fighting something that lets you use your free DaS rolls. I'd almost say the passives are better--greater darkvision is nice, and so is Deny Advantage. That being said, it's not like investigators have a ton of great class feats on their own list, so taking an archetype isn't some big investment for you.Shadowdancer does come online at a kind of awkward time for you though, since you abso-fucking-lutely want Suspect of Opportunity at 10, which is when you would otherwise take your first Shadowdancer feat. That being said, it's cool, and you're not giving up a ton to get it, so sure.
>>88117250You make a lot of good points anon
1Ehttps://www.aonprd.com/MonsterDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Shax>>88107044>Melee +5 unholy dagger +46/+41/+36/+31 (1d4+15/17–20), +5 unholy dagger +46/+41/+36/+31 (1d4+15/17–20), bite +38 (1d6+5)Why can shax attack 4 times with off-hand weapon?
>>88127736person writing the statblock forgot to add in a way to get a 4th offhand attack, maybe they misread what two-weapon rend does, it doesn't give an extra attack. "hes a demon lord and cheats" is the only actual answer
>>88127579Never thought about it that way before. Is it worthwhile to go all in on wizard, or taking a dip in wiz before going in on something like Arcanist or Occultist?
>>88127847going full wizard will basically always be the strongest option, delaying new spell levels is pretty much never worth it especially when that can mean weeks to months irl of being behind due to your dip.
>>88127502Single class eldritch archer magus, or with a one dip into spellslinger.
>>88127502Alchemist, or gunchemist could also work.
>>88128473>>88128519Might have to play around with these ideas. Alchemist with bombs might work, but I'm worried about being too limited by my access to bomb discoveries when spells come online in level tiers. Like I said, I'll need to look into it.
>>88127579>>88127891I heavily disagree.Having 4 opposite schools, no cantrips, no arcane bond (no familar or 1-day free spell), and no spell scroll isn't worth the trade off for a firearm. He also doesn't get the ability to quick clear it unless he spends a feat on it, or he'll be risking blowing up his gun on every 1 he rolls, or 20 if he throws a spell through it with a save if he doesn't spend a hour repairing it.Plus the range feats he'll need and the minuses from those on a 1/2 bab will be rough.Spellslinger has cool features, but the trade off feels too much for what it is trying to do.
Need a QRD on 1e's Elemental Ascetic. Is being able to punch things real hard worth losing ranged blasts?
>>88129183Weapon blowing up is a minor issue. At low levels you can just throw mending at it, and as soon as you have the cash you can just throw that enchantment that removes the chance.
I have just been informed that being an agent of the Chelish government does not grant me feat tax-exempt status.
>>88129203they unfortunately suffer from all the things regular monks suffer fromtheir accuracy is plain bad, it's a 3/4 class with no accuracy booster ( remember you're giving up elemental overflow and can't just target touch-AC like a regular kineticist) and for some unholy reason they suffer from an additional heaping of MAD making wild talents key off of WIS instead of CONfunnily (or not) enough even the whole monk AC thing is nowhere near as valuable as it looks at first sight since you give up both light armor and elemental defense to get there, and both earth and water have defenses that are better than what you get from the archetypenot only does it suffer from all that but then it goes and tries to trade versatility and utility for damage, on an archetype that can't hit anything to save their livesand it doesn't even do it that well, a dedicated fire kineticist has higher damage output, while at a comfortable distance away from the enemy and hitting touch ACthere ARE ways (look into 3pp stuff maybe) to pull off an unarmed kineticist, but Elemental Ascetic is not the way to do so, poorly designed or trap option? I'll let you decide
1eAid another, is it worth it?
>>88132247standard aid? noif you build for it? damn right it can be stack various aid another bonuses, then use https://www.d20pfsrd.com/feats/combat-feats/swift-aid-combat/for action economy purposes
Would a bard be the best bet for building the MILF Princess of the Twilight in 1e?https://youtu.be/gX_TxKa0dCY
I need a cool fight theme for werewolf lich. He's a powerful arcanist who killed the current packlord and stole the Packlord's Heart, a literal heart that each packlord eats to gain the power of every packlord before them, from her chest. He's one of the big bads of the campaign.
>>88133577https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcbsd4ehWOohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGswk9-AMIwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q5CTwCVJP8jrpgs and monster hunter are my go-tos since none of my friends have played them
>>88107044>playing the beginner's box adventure>GM rolls 3 critical hit>goblin friend is downthose rats don't fuck around
Has anyone read through Barbarians+ yet?
why are troons all over this game?
>>88135765SHUT THE FUCK UP
>>88129313Not if he wants to keep a decent reload time there isn't, and he "can't just throw mend on it" he doesn't get cantrips. You sound like you didn't even look at the archetype you suggested.
>>88132247Bodyguard builds can be fun. A fighter with smash/cut from the air and body guard is hilarious with how much support they can offer.
>>88135765When troons talk about "pathfinder" they usually mean the vidya by the same name.
>>88135828He can. Wand of mend and mimic fiber cords can help that, but the misfire in combat is a concern.Reliable can bring in down by 1, greater by 2, but if he's using alchemist cartridges like he should it'll still be on 1. Assuming no modern firearms, which most DM red light.
How come more people aren't talking about how easy Pathfinder 2e is to run? I mean holy shit. This game is so tight. I hear people bitch and moan about how the game is supposedly "crunchy" when the only thing players need to know is that they can take three actions a turn and read the description for the damn feat they just picked at character creation. Wow, such a hard game to learn! Holy fuck it's pissing me off. "I'm going to move up to the orc, try to trip him, and stab him while he's knocked down." I guess flanking is now considered a super advanced crunchy rule that players are too stupid to ever figure out? I don't even know what to say.
p2, Reposition"You cannot use this maneuver to move a foe into a space that is intrinsically dangerous, such as a pit or wall of fire."huh? why not?
>>88136319Because it'd be unbalanced. This is 2e, that should be a basic inference whenever a rule makes little sense logically.
>>88135949>but if he's using alchemist cartridges like he shouldHe should be using Spell Cartridges - feat
>>88136300Its crunchy compared to 5e which is the mainstream alternative. Its easy to prepare for because its built as a tabletop wargame first and an rpg second with combat and campaign altering magic being completely gutted.
>>88136453Not him, but iirc 1e had the same shit in the different movement maneuvers. Like bruh, if I can't chuck people into pits or fire why even bother?
>>88136319Guessing it's because you're attempting a sort of feint with the intent of causing someone to move in an attempt to dodge it. iirc 1e had a whip feat to reposition guys with whip cracks, as an example to help illustrate that repositioning is not the same as grappling/grabbing someone and shoving them. If faced with the decision of maybe getting hit with an attack or literally killing myself by jumping into fire or pit, I'm gonna stand my ground and trust my armor/shield/dexterity to do its job.
>>88135765Troons are addicted to tabletop systems that support their evil lifestyles.
>>88117916>>88117585Would you folks be willing to accommodate a new player? If so, jalm#7492
>>88117585Is there a boyfriend-free lady in the group?
I just pirate archetype'd the foundry vtt premium modules from the repository. How the fuck do I installl it now? I'm starting with Abomination Vaults, if it matters.
>>8813600PF2E is easy to run the same way it's easy to run a game of HeroQuest or be the banker in monopoly.
>>88136557>its built as a tabletop wargame first and an rpg secondThis is exactly what attracted me to it.
>>88114599That really depends on your friends more than the rule book anon. That said, the whole reason I won't touch 5e with a ten foot pole is that the whole player base is basically gay or tranny furries at this point and advertising that game locally is almost as bad as posting your phone number on a gay dating website. No thanks.
>>88117585My tag is vile#1878 if you're still looking for players.
Been thinking about taking the Herbalism nature bond in 1e for Druid, what are the best potions to make/feats to take to make the most of it outside of just using them as an infinite money glitch?
>>88120873For how long are you culture war fags gonna keep trying to push this narrative? I know you rightoids are desperate to make yourselves the victims in any circumstance you find yourself in, but maybe you shoud fact-check your stupid fucking schizoid theories before shitting up /tg/ with them. If you do that, maybe people around here won't hate you as much as they already do.
>>88139201Everyone loves Barkskin. Bull's Strength and Cat's Grace has its use for a whileAt low level a concoction of entangle is about 40 times as impactful as a tanglefoot bag at about half the price. It's in your best interest to have a shelf-stable Reincarnate Channel the Gift is a reload for low-level slots.
>>88140361>We don't have them deal with slavery directly>We'll have them deal with debt slavery!B R A V O, P A I Z O
>>88140361>implying the damage control clarifications ever get the recognition the initial statement doesReal talk though, Paizo is kind of based for their walk back of a total slavery ban. Now Golarion is a place where slavery still exists, but it's normalized to the point nobody actually fights against it (choosing to get the escaped former slaves jobs and such instead).
>1eI'm casting Allfood on a bunch of potion vials. logically this should remove the need to uncork and swing it, and I can just bite into it or swallow the whole thing right?
>>88140361In the interest of good faith, the post you linked is not where the "lmao paizo are retards who straight up deleted slavery from the entire game overnight to avoid being racist" mockery comes from. What you linked is in fact the much more toned down, PR friendly, sane-sounding version after Paizo walked back the original retarded response.The actual, original response is not that post. What people are more familiar with, and what they're making fun of, and what actually got news coverage and people looking at paizo like they were morons, was a comment posted by Erik Morna on Owen KC Stevens blog, which erik made in response to a complaint-filled anonymous letter he received from a freelancer, which Owen reposted on his blog.This dumb whiny open letter, which was literally just one guy fucking bitching, resulted in a massive kneejerk response from Erik Morna that everyone rightfully made fun of.You can try and be revisionist and pretend that the blog post never happened, and actually the very sane and not controversial "we're just bored of telling these stories and won't focus on them anymore" response is why people are mad, but in the interest of good faith I will correct you. Here's the original blog post and Erik's comment that everybody dunked on.https://owenkcstephens.com/2021/12/13/from-a-freelancer-an-open-letter-to-erik-mona/#commentsAnd here's the verbatim words that made everyone laugh at paizo, and which maybe YOU should """"fact check"""" yourself.>Going forward, we plan to remove slavery from our game and setting completely.Bonus points for him saying that having evil slaver enemies for players to fight and kill was an "ORIGINAL SIN" they're sorry to have committed. Lmao.
>>88140902>just one guy fucking bitching, resulted in a massive kneejerk response from Erik MornaIt still blows my mind that some people (or at least one person) take bitchy rants so seriously, that they decide to publicly announce their shitty knee-jerk overreaction without at least running it by at least one other person first.
>>88140902Why you faggots are so stuck of the whole slavery thing anyway?I don't really give a fuck if it exists or not in any setting. Seems really some murrican bullcrap sane countries give zero fucks about.
>>88141349>Why you faggots are so stuck of the whole slavery thing anyway?I don't give a fuck about it one way or another, I'm simply correcting outright disinformation. Especially when someone is being such an annoying faggot going on about """"Fact checking"""" without even bothering to know the original blogpost which sparked this whole debacle.
>>88141491So, just an autistic continuation of debate that does not belong in this thread and nobody gives fucks about?
>>88141502>nobody gives fucks about?Well anon, it seems like this guy really does care about it>>88140361And discussing the content of Golarion and the pathfinder roleplaying game, as well as direct statements made by Paizo staff and chief developers absolutely fits in the Paizo thread. What you really want to say is "I wish paizo didn't give a shit about this", but you can't say "nobody cares about it" or that it "doesn't belong" when erik morna is literally Paizo's fucking publisher and chief creative officer
>>88141349Lefties refuse to let us move on. Even if they got their impossible reparation bribes, the USA would still be the global face of slavery.
>>88141513No. It belongs to /pol/.
>>88141516>dude just ignore something that ruined most of the worldWhite people really do be like this, don't they.
>>88141519Please explain your reasoning.
>>88141554My reasoning is that you cunts don't want to actually discuss the setting changes regarding that but just try to bait anger and responses.
>>88141580Since when does /pol/ have a monopoly on anger and responses? Does 1e vs 2e shitposting belong on /pol/ too?
>>88141605Then it wouldn't be a board for politics. Maybe just don't get angry when people point out Morna's public outburst of retardation?
>>88141620Maybe quit instead digging up two years old shit that has been corrected since then like an autistic faggot?
>>88141636All I'm saying is that only one of us are mad here. You choose to get angered, so stop that and just ignore people remembering that time a prominent figure behind the game went full retard if it really bothers you that much.
>>88141657I generally ignore that shitty bait, but seriously I'm fucking tired of these /pol/tards coming over to shit this thread.
>>88141685It is directly related to Paizo and their games, not politics. You even stated that 1e vs 2e shitposting should go to /pol/, so I think you're confused as to what /pol/ is. If on-topic discussion or on-topic bait is not enjoyable, I'm sure there's a paizo subreddit out there that's free to join.
>>88141710Culture war shit is politics. But anyway, I'll stop responding now.
>>88139201vaporous potion is hilarious with herbalism, bomb your allies with the good juice for yourself accelerated drinker is a huge action economy savernot a feat but, putting potions in an injection spear is an alchemist classic and works even better for you(greater) magic fang is not to be underestimated eitherand always remember that a potion of lesser restoration is only a standard action to use, not 3 rounds like wandsalso don't forget the incredibly important point that your potions will likely be made not at minimum caster level but rather at your own (possibly boosted) caster level, since cost is no longer a factor
>>88140902>>88141513>In the interest of good faith, the post you linked is not where the "lmao paizo are retards who straight up deleted slavery from the entire game overnight to avoid being racist" mockery comes from. What you linked is in fact the much more toned down, PR friendly, sane-sounding version after Paizo walked back the original retarded response....which more accurately reflects the stance taken, yes.>You can try and be revisionist and pretend that the blog post never happened, and actually the very sane and not controversial "we're just bored of telling these stories and won't focus on them anymore" response is why people are madI'm not being a revisionist; I'm being a normal, rationally-minded adult. Either Erik Mona misworded what he meant and that messaging was clarified by Luis later on, or Mona had a kneejerk reaction and Paizo slightly course corrected in a more official stance later on. In either case, it was only 8 days between Mona's blog post and Loza's correction, and it's been over a year since this happened to begin with. It's been over a year, and you culture war fags are still seething about this.>Well anon, it seems like this guy really does care about itYou /pol/fags brought it up in the first place, just like you have been doing in every fucking thread on here and /v/ for the past year and some change. But then again, I suppose you wouldn't be a real rightoid if you didn't try to deflect the blame onto someone else
New to this. Say I want to make a sort of "Bow-Saint" in 2e. An old veteran who's honed his craft into singular and precise shots to deal maximum damage in individual strikes. What are my options?
>>88141947Precision ranger or monastic archer with one inch punch.If you can tolerate crossbows then sniper slinger is really good.
>>88141541the greatest contributor and fiercest advocate of the transatlantic slave trade was the kingdom of kongo, who became enormously wealthy capturing their neighbors and enemies and selling them to the portugese, and argued for exclusivity and a market monopoly, and after countries started abolishing slavery they went to great lengths to try and maintain its practice.
>>88141947>singular and precise shotsignore the other guy, you want to play fighter. nobody in the entire game is as accurate with a bow as a fighter is, meaning they have the best critical rate and highest accuracy. they also have access to the fighter-exclusive feat debilitating shot which is, besides one of the single best feats in the entire game, fits perfectly with your idea of a single powerful shot that cripples enemies. Slow is the best spell in the entire game. Debilitating shot is a longer-range slow that doesn't allow a saving throw and costs no resources to attempt and also deals full martial damage on hit.
>>88142255Fighter deals normal damage die spamming debilitating shot at 10.Monastic archer grabbing ranger dedication for gravity weapon and far shot rolls six dice and adds a 12 damage status bonus on their three action strike at level 10.Were not cutting cookies here, were dealing the most possible damage in a bow strike.But I'm glad the fighters guild is awake to allow me the opportunity to elaborate.
>>88117320>There's not an answer, because gender is made up bullshitFTFY
>>88125938>Is there some convenient suicide abilities around I could use if the baddie gets caught alive?Just use Continency.
>>88140899Uh sure. But the action to drink a potion inckudes the uncorking so I don't think you'll get a mechanical advantage
Would sahuagin capture a tiny 200 foot wide island with a fortified lighthouse on it? Or would they not even bother. I know they need to submerge fairly often but would they still find use in such an outpost? If not, what oceandwelling race would?
>>88143090Yes, to extinguish or destroy the lighthouse and cause shipwrecks.
>>88142272nothing stops you from taking gravity weapon as a fighter (in fact they get bonus feats to make archetypes even easier) and damage is useless if you can't hit. hitting on a 10+ and critting on 20 is also dogshit compared to hitting on 8+ and critting on 18-20, a 300% increase in crits is insane
>>88143090>If not, what oceandwelling race would?aquatic elves would use lighthouses since they still spend a lot of time on land and have sailors
>>88142462Gender is made up bullshit. It should be ignored and we should use only sex to identify people. Actually they should throw out the whole concept and just go back to gender meaning the same thing as sex like it did before that one pedo in the 60s decided to change it to better molest children.
>>88143167You fail your check to make an impression. The standard fighters guild tactics. But you do not grasp the synergy between getting six weapon dice and a spell that grants you two damage per die on your first strike in a round.A normal hit with one-inch punch actually does as much damage as the fighter criticals for anyway.One day you'll have system mastery that extends beyond roll a fighter.But you're 1000 years too early for that.
>>88143251>two damage per diean extra two damage per die is chump change and fucking irrelevant compared to automatically slowing enemies without a save (and you can still shoot them a second time since it's only 2 actions)the fighter's guild always wins.
>>88143251>unironically advocating for power attack in 2elol please go actually look at the math, power attack (and that's all one inch punch is, is power attack) is garbage and spending 3 actions on it is a joke
>>88143275Its very good if you can get aided and something like true target from an occult caster. Very very good.No one says maguses exploding things with spellstrike is terrible but that's basically what a three action O-IP is particularly if you abuse gravity weapon.Power attack is bad at first level because it lacks the above support and people only ever evaluate feats in their level bracket.>>88143266Optimization goal here is damage per bow strike.It's very nice to slow things, but we don't care.
>>88141947Skipping the Fighter Guild discussion since this is more a theme than a damage challenge, you probably better off as a Starlit Span Magus if you are going for "devastating yet powerful single Bow strikes". Especially if you can't start at Level 6, as Fighter can't snag Eldritch Archer 'til that point.Investigator with Archer archetype also makes a good "Fuck my turn economy, just hit 'em really hard", since Strategic Strike is the highest Precision damage scaling option.Unfortunately we don't have anything that adds WIS-to-Damage like the classic Zen Archer stuff (even Monk's Ki Strike doesn't do that), so you have to figure out something that lets you play into the theme of being this saintly bow-chad. Not fitting theme is why I'm not recommending Inventor, despite it also getting Power Attack on bows with Megaton Strike AND dealing more damage than anything said thanks to Overdrive, since that's...not what I would call a saint in anything but explosions...
>>88142829>I don't think you'll get a mechanical advantageI'm not trying to argue "well it should be a move action" but this kind of makes potions sponges irrelevant since 1 I can do this under water2 If it's like... on a bandoleer or something I can probably do it one handed.
>>88140899>You cannot use this spell to transform objects with magical or other exceptional qualitiesI'd argue that potion effects would fall under the auspices of this condition making them not a valid target for allfood.
>katanas aren't finessewtf, I wanted to play a katana and pistol gunslinger. Do I really just have to play a fighter?
>>88143114What if it was already extinguished?
>>88143580Then no, zero sense for aquatic humanoids to occupy the place. Particularly evil ones.Maybe they leave a small force there to deter or give advance warning of larger attempts to relight it.
>>88143532I can see the shape of an argument for this, but it'd need to be in a game with an overall punative take on all magical effects for me to think it's fair. I'm sure you didn't miss the point I'm not transforming the potion itself. But just to explain myself: I'm transforming the vial/flask it is in. Doesn't need to be a potion in it at the time. Regardless a potion flask gains no benefit from containing magical potions. It's a glass vial with 0 hardness and 1HP. Or an iron vial with 5 hardness and 3HP. Neither of which are bolstered by the magic to protect it from an attack like enchanted items are.
Cheers for all the musings on single-attack damage bow user builds, it's given me lots to think about!
>2eWhere the fuck are the cards for Held items? I like having physical cards to hand to my players, but these are nowhere to be found. GMbros, what do I do?
>>88145159There's too many items.Flashcards off amazon and DIY.
>>88141729Maybe you should tell Paizo so they get the fucking memo about putting culture war shit into their game. I dont even care about the trannies and black elves but when you start removing rules for racial modifiers because your a bunch of fucking retarded lefties who cant cut the difference between real life biological essentialism (black people are more prone to crime) and fantasy biological essentialism (magical space elves are naturally more intelligent than the 7 foot tool green gorilla man), you deserve to get shit on.
>>88141541You do realise that western white people were the culture that historically dealt in slavery the least right?
2eCan I use buckler as aldori duelist? I'm the only tank and kingmaker mobs have like +18 on attack rolls so I need some ways to stay alive
>>88146203If my setting has intelligent orcs its because its more creative than dumb orcs
>>88146311exactly what is the difference between your orcs and your humans?and if there's only positives, why aren't orcs the dominant species?
>>88146409>why aren't orcs the dominant speciesWho says they are not.
>>88146242Any character can wear and raise a shield.A buckler is only +1 circumstance ac and blocking with it is a bad idea.Best strategy is to make monsters waste actions to chase you around or stand up after trips.
>>88146311>My setting has X because of a real-life personal opinion that has nothing to do with the setting itselfthe opposite of creativity
>>88146311>Look at me, i made a race the opposite of what it normally is. I'm so fucking creative and not a hack gm at all.Why? Surely any other intelligent evil race could fill that role? What your doing is just stealing the niche of another race like the hobgoblin. Fair play if you make a race that is super buff and super smart in your setting and actually make them interesting but that isn't an orc anymore and it doesn't make you anymore creative than a guy who just wants orcs to be the evil horde barbarian race.
>>88146420Ah so your an Orc'd coomer. Why didnt you just say?
>>88146449It's just that 3rd attack might no even hitBut buckler can be enchanted
2eAm I a schizo or was there an ancestry feat that flatly increased unarmed attack damage die size by one? Doesn't matter if it got nerfed recently, I just want to know if I fabricated the memory or if there was something that just made any unarmed attack damage die go up one size.
>>88147434Automaton armament+Lesser augmentation.
>>88146242I'd personally go with a Gauntlet Bow instead of a buckler, but then I like backup weaponry. Also allows you to go into Duelling Parry/Duelling Dance and Medicine stuff, which is always nice.
>>88146203>(black people are more prone to crime)It's true as well it's dirty secret in the genetics community that they are genetically predisposed to violence, poor impulse control and stupidity. They aren't equal to whites and east asians mentally.
>>88137585drop it into your FVTT>Data>Module folder, contained within a folder named pf2e-abomination-vaults