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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    To some degree maybe, but at the same time there are over 200 different extract formulas, some of which can do some pretty impressive things, like turn the drinker into a dragon, or control metal or similar such things. I don't know if many of those effects will become more generic alchemical elixers....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Off hand it seems like the Alchemist is going to have a bit less utlity in PF2 than in PF1. In PF1 the Alchemist had a ton of versatility and utility, depending on how you built them. For example, you could easily build an Alchemist to be a primary healer by picking up healing bombs, some healing extracts and maybe an archetype to push your healing a bit more, while still having all of the other fun stuff alchemists get. In PF2 however, Alchemists are losing extracts which is going to seriously cut down on their overall utility. Of course, all we've gotten is a preview, and it's very much a work-in-progress,...
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  • 6. Hello, I'm a Fair Folk.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Where are All the Druggie Exalted?
    The local magistrate is always corrupt. If he seems like a nice guy then he's just being tricked by his corrupt vizer.

    The local peasantry is being oppressed. If they look happy and say everything is fine don't believe them - they're really being oppressed and anyone who tells you that will be killed.

    If you see an old man, be very polite and respectful because he's probably some sort of martial art master. In manhua only badass martial artists seem to live to old age.

    If you see a young child, be extra polite and careful. He's probably an old man who...
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  • In one campaign I was in, our Circle had a large number of followers, an army, etc. We needed a good base of operations. Denandsor was perfect since it essentially gave us an untouched First Age city with functional infrastructure. After we removed the curse, our followers moved in and began repopulating the city. The First Age defenses, coupled with a massive army and several Solars ensured no one was too eager to attack us immediately and that gave us time dig in.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I remember taking a comparative democracy class back in college where we examined America and various other democracies around the world. I can't count how many times someone would ask, "How come America does X but other countries do Y? X seems really backwards and inefficient compared to Y," and the professor would essentially raise her arms and say, "You're right, and the reason America does that is mostly just because of tradition and precedent."...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    What's annoys me is that statistically, the vast majority of Americans are rather moderate. It's really only the politicians who are particularly extremist, but our electoral process encourages politicians to be far more extreme in their ideology than the rest of the electorate....
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    I've found that healing in combat is general suboptimal. It's a reactive action rather than a proactive one. For example, you wait until someone gets hit, then cast a heal spell. Maybe by the time the enemy dies, your friend got hit 4 times and you need two spells to bring them back up. Instead, if you had cast Hold Person, the enemy wouldn't have been able to attack at all, and so would have dealt 0 damage. One proactive spell or two reactive spells. Some enemies hit really hard. I'd much rather the Cleric was holding or otherwise slowing down an Ogre than waiting to heal me after it hit. Our...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    That sounds like an interesting system. My group has never cared much for racial stat bonuses since it makes playing certain race/class combinations pretty unfun (the classic Kobold Barbarian for example). So we just got rid of all of the bonuses and instead gave every race two floating +2 bonuses and called it a day. That way you can reasonably play any race/class combination without feeling like you're falling behind everyone else....
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  • It's maybe worth keeping in mind that the basic concepts and themes of Martial Arts and Sorcery are very different. Just because you can standardize the process for one doesn't mean you can do so for the other. Ultimately they're not the same thing.

    Even if I allowed for a very, very tiny almost microscopic number of DB's with Celestial Circle Sorcery, each would have gotten that ability through a unique means that, explicitly, could not be replicated. They might be able to give advice or suggestions to other aspirants, but that's all, and it probably would not help all that...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Training Times vs The "Best Teacher"
    My group doesn't bother with training times. We frequently have campaigns where we might have back-to-back scenes through multiple games. It might be five or six sessions before people have a chance to really spend exp, which wouldn't be much fun. So we just let players spend exp whenever, and maybe we'll throw in a short montage scene that lasts a few minutes in setting.
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  • The first thing to consider is, what would something like this add to your game? Personally I would generally be okay with that in my own campaigns as long as it's the unique result of some kind of epic transcendental event, access to unique artifacts or something similar. There probably wouldn't be more than a dozen such individuals I the world. This would help to show how Dragon Blooded can surpass their limitations and make them a little more interesting, and impressive, even if the examples are absolutely edge cases.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Honestly I don't know how much of a difference that will really make. At a minimum it will still take 5 sessions to get Mutagen unless PF2 assumes peoples are leveling up in the middle of sessions or leveling multiple times in one session which I think is unlikely. And I just noticed that Feral Mutagen, which you could grab at first level before now won't be available until 8th level. If you want to make an Alchemist who fights in melee with claws like Sabertooth you have to wait until a fairly significant portion of the campaign is already over before you're allowed to do that. Honestly I am...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    I've generally found that it tends my groups to take about 6-8 sessions reach level 5 in Pathfinder and 5e. That is a fairly significant amount of time (close to 2 months as we play once a week) which for me is simply far too long to have wait before I finally get to play the character I want to play, especially as I was previously able to play that character at level 1, right out of the box. 3rd level would be about the limit for me, but 5th level feels far too punishing and I think I might make an account on the Pathfinder forums to give my feedback on that.
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  • I'm currently playing a Virtual Adept who uses a vast array of crypto-currencies and transfers them to identityless shell accounts as a way of performing magic. Different accounts have different effects - he's not sure who or what owns the accounts, just that if he transfers money to the account along with a brief request something will happen. For example in our last session we were stuck at a high security door. My character pulled out his smart phone, took a picture of the door and then transferred currency to one of the accounts along with the picture and the request, "Please open!"...
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    With the Alchemist preview, I was pretty disappointed that Mutagen is being pushed back to 5th level. I loved building the Jekyll and Hyde type of Alchemist that focused on that, and honestly never enjoyed the whole bomb throwing aspect, which it seems they're pigeonholeing the class into. Hopefully they have systems or mechanics that let Alchemists access Mutagen a lot earlier rather than making players wait so long for something that had been a fundamental, starting component of the class. Otherwise the Alchemist will instantly go from my favorite PF class to my least favorite in PF2.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to The D&D thread
    Yeah, from some of the things he's said, I'm a little worried PF2 is going to end up like D&D4 - that is, moving so far away from its roots that core fanbase largely abandons it. I mean, a lot of people decided to play Pathfinder in the first place specifically because it felt more like playing Dungeons and Dragons than D&D4 did. If playing PF2 doesn't feel like playing Dungeons and Dragons it's possible a lot of those players, for whom that was the specific thing that drew them to Pathfinder in the first place, might just drop the gameline and go play 5th edition instead.

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  • In my games Caine went into torpor shortly after the 2nd city was destroyed and hasn't really done anything since then. He's a mythological figure, but definitely a non-active one.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to Gods and Methuselahs
    Well, except that the Egyptian deity Set has nothing to do with snakes so maybe that's not a great example...

    Anyway, some vampires may have been confused with already existing good, others may have acquired worshippers of their own and between the basis for later myths about that dirty. I think it just depends on the individual vampire rather than being some kind of universal rule.
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  • AnubisXy
    replied to You Know What I Hate MK I
    I hate it when I make something that seems like it should be a self-evident joke but someone else takes it super-duper seriously and ruins the fun.

    *note this post was meant in good fun. I even included a winky-faced emoji.
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    Last edited by AnubisXy; 04-03-2018, 01:11 PM.

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