[-] [email protected] 8 points 15 hours ago

He's in the opening bumper of every episode of seasons 3 and 4.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 1 day ago

Excited to have backed. Congratulations on a successful Kickstarter!

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

I'll be honest: I have very little patience for "you can homebrew this game that does't do what you want, so you should never play something else" folks; it is probably the thing I hate most about 5e stans. This is the equivalant of telling someone not to give up on a show they don't like because "you can always write fan fiction!"

Why should I recreate the game when I just spent $150 on it? Isn't that what I just paid for? For people who actually know game design to supply me with a game that meets my needs? Instead of someome who doesn't know game design and also paid for the experience?

There are so many games out there that could do what people want, but everyone's way too invested in WotC maintaining a monopoly on people's tables.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 days ago

The point of 5e is to sell as many books as possible with nothing in them while convincing the customer that they're game designers.

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Dr. Dhrolin's Dictionary of Dinosaurs is a monster book for D&D 5e written by paleontologists Drs. Nathan Barling and Michael O'Sullivan is gettinf a Pathfinder 2e conversion.

The book features realistic dinosaurs and paleontologically accurate (as of 2023) background information, as well as artwork by paleo-artist Dr. Mark Witton.

I'm maybe a little too excited about this one. I was a dinosaur kid growing up.

Buried somewhere in the announcement post on reddit is some really interesting creature adjustments coming with the book. u/Linda_Zayas_Palmer, a former Paizo developer who consulted on the conversion, dropped this:

Roughly 4 level -1 adjustments, 20 level +0 adjustments, 75 level +1 adjustments, and 20 level +2 adjustments.

So it's going to be a massive toolkit for GMs.

At level -1, we've got things like thin dermis, which includes vulnerability to slashing damage.

At level +0, we have things that you might be looking for to change your creature's habitat but that aren't going to make significant difference to their power level. Concepts like wader, which helps with moving through shallow water, and pneumitisation, which makes your creature a bit faster at the expense of making them easier to topple over.

At level +1, there are tons of examples. Some of them are more defensive, like a bony frill that can be raised defensively. Others grant new Strikes or reactions, ranging from the realistic, like adding a horn attack, to the fantastical, like a dinosaur with web-shooting spinnerets or the ability to shoot off psychic mind rays. And others do a variety of other concepts that I'm not previewing just yet :)

At level +2, we start getting into concepts like super-tanky creatures with thick armoured plates and creatures with neurotoxic venom.

You can find the original announcement here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder2e/comments/1dfy8r0/british_palaeontologists_excited_by_pathfinder/

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 days ago

I mean, they are religious defenders. Knights Templar and all that. That's the core concept and fantasy they're aiming for.

Guardian Sorcerer or Guardian Oracle or something probably fits other concepts better.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 days ago

There's no way it's not a pricing error. Likely supposed to be $80.

I wonder if they'll notice and cancel orders

[-] [email protected] 5 points 5 days ago

The term that's causing my alarm bells to ring here is "Canadian interests". The interests of the state often do not align with the interests of the people, and it's not terribly difficult to tie behaviour that interferes with the state's interests to the benefit of foreign entities that may oppose the state.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 6 days ago

Well, that's my new favurite description of that scene.

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submitted 6 days ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

u/MeiraTheTiefling on Reddit has released a homebrew Sorcerer subclass for feedback and testing:

I try to keep my homebrew as close as possible to official design standards, so feedback is always welcome!

FAQ:

Q: Can I share your content or use it in my games? A: Absolutely! Please credit me as MeiraTheTiefling when sharing with others. Also, if this ever hits your table, I would love it if you reached out to me eventually to let me know how it plays :)

Q: When might the Thornmaw Snapper make saving throws? A: Any time it makes sense, e.g. if it's affected by an indiscriminate AoE (like Howling Blizzard) or a reasonable creature-targeting ability (like Ignition). If there's any doubt, the GM has the final call. Note that its Tendrils never make saving throws, as they're only affected by attacks that deal damage.

To check out my other work (mostly 5e homebrew as of now), visit my Homebrewery page!

[-] [email protected] 54 points 6 days ago

"Roll acrobatics, I guess."

"Natural 20!"

"Ok... You contort your body in ways that no humanoid creature should be able to, and successfully fit inside the jar.

"Can I get everyone else to make a Wisdom saving throw, please?

"Uh huh. Uh huh. Uh huh.

"Ok, everybody else now thinks you're a djinni."

[-] [email protected] 56 points 6 days ago

This is saying good morning to everyone at midnight levels of pedantic. Astronomers need a common reference frame for discussing timing, and the reference frame they use is "when it's observed at Earth".

Because nothing else allows for coherent organization, discussion, or education.

A nuclear fusion event occurred in the accretion disk of a stellar remnant 2600 years ago or so. An astronomical event known as a nova will occur in the sky sometime this summer.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Oh fun! Another website for me to blacklist.

[-] [email protected] 24 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Yaaaaas! This is what the Fediverse is all about! Niche websites that broadcast to the whole web, not big central hubs that don't need to broadcast at all.

List the LAP communities in the sidebar we can easily find them from our home instances, if you could.

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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

The-Magic-Sword from, like, all of the other Pathfinder forums was live-recapping the PaizoCon presentations. Linking them below:

Keynote

Godsrain Panel

Starfinder 2e Panel

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submitted 3 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

With Howl of the Wild released, the wider community seems to be turning its attentions to Player Core 2 now. The new hotness is "what do you expect from {class} in PC2?"

So, what does the Threadiverse expect from the classes in PC2? We know Alchemist, Champion, Oracle, and Sorcerer are all in line to get some kind of meaningful touch-up.

  • One of Oracle's class features just got generalized to the whole game
  • Champion needs adjustments to account for the removal of alignment. And with the Guardian seemingly stepping into the non-religious defender role, the Champion could see its theming further narrowed.
  • Sorcerer needs some of its bloodlines to be reflavoured to disentangle it from the OGL
  • They said they wanted to make Alchemist not suck-out-loud for players who don't have the most mastered of system mastry.

But what does this mean exactly, in your estimation?

Personally, I'm seeing people starting to get hyped, and I think they're all going to be sorely disappointed by the scope of any updates in this release. I'm expecting modest changes to the chases of Oracle and Champion, some tweaks to TEML progression for Alchemist, and no chassis tweaks at all for Sorcerer, with Oracle and Champion getting additional feat support in War of the Immortals.

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Paizo Design Manager Michael Sayre just dropped some long-awaited errata on us, marking a return to the 2022 plan of regular errata updates.

The current release includes errata for Guns & Gear, Firebrands, Rage of Elements, and Howl of the Wild, and a promise of another errata drop in the fall/winter period.

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Over on the 2e subreddit, u/EzekieruYT let everyone know that they'd stumbled across a pre-launch Kickstarter project called Pathfinder: Dragon's Demand. Speculation swirled for a bit before former Paizo Marketing Director Aaron Shanks chimed in to quietly announce the title, and confirm that it's being built on the 2e ruleset.

No details have been announced yet, and the studio behind it doesn't have a deep catalogue, so who knows what it'll actually look like in the end. People are getting hyped for PaizoCon, though.

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u/corsica1990 has posted the results of their survey from last week, asking if we could identify creatures weakest saving throws from their art alone.

The slide deck (linked in the title, above) gives the creature description, the actual save values, and the number of responses for each save, as well as brief commentary reflecting how much more difficult the majority response would make the fight for cases where the we collectively got it wrong.

Their thread on Reddit is available here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder2e/comments/1cpu5ug/i_made_a_saving_throw_quiz_last_week_here_are_the/

Their original post is over here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder2e/comments/1cj1rjx/how_easy_is_it_to_guess_a_creatures_worst_saving/

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u/Vorath on Reddit has a Hyrule bestiary on Scribe to go with u/Tragedi's player and GM documents.

I present to you, The Legend of Zelda Monster Core!

https://scribe.pf2.tools/v/bLq87XSo-the-legend-of-zelda-monster-core

And its supplementary bestiaries (all linked on the first page of The Legend of Zelda Monster Core)

Original Post (Reddit): https://www.reddit.com/r/ZeldaTabletop/comments/1cl6wf6/pf2e_the_legend_of_zelda_monster_core_and/

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submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

u/Tragedi, the creator behind the Legend of Zelda conversion for Pathfinder 2e Paths of Hyrule, has released v1.3 of their player and GM resources, and announced that v1.4 is currently in the works, building off of Howl of the Wild content.

Formerly known as Adventures in Hyrule, Paths of Hyrule is a massive total conversion homebrew supplement for PF2e that I've been working on for the past year or so. It currently features 19 feature-complete ancestries, a slew of new backgrounds, animal companions, specific familiars, spells, class feats, subclasses, deities, archetypes, and items. Needless to say this project is a massive undertaking that aims to provide you with all the tools you need to run fully Zelda-themed campaigns regardless of your preferred Zelda game or era.

Paths of Hyrule Player Core 1.3: Scribe, PDF

Paths of Hyrule GM Core 1.3: Scribe, PDF

Pathbuilder Pack: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1euSWHql7q1P548RQpL40pnAGp4uZJyG5/view?usp=sharing

Tragedi's Discord Server: https://discord.gg/ampVnNdZ

Original Post (Reddit): https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder2e/comments/1cncuc6/paths_of_hyrule_v13_a_zelda_supplement_for_pf2e/

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u/AvtrSpirit over on Reddit has released some interesting homebrew rules for defeat, Hero Points, and martial attrition using the Wounded condition. I thought they were worth spreading around some.

The comments on Hero Points in particular made me realize that many tables are much more stingy with HPs than I would have expected. Players love Hero Points. Are y'all not just handing them out like candy?

Heroic Defeat:

Original Post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder2e/comments/1cbjw8c/heroic_defeat_variant_v2_fewer_rules_all_feedback/

Anti-frustration mechanics + MCDM's victories and recoveries:

Original Post: https://www.reddit.com/r/Pathfinder2e/comments/1cn50gc/heroic_variant_part_2_antifrustration_mechanics/

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/20694686

u/corsica1990 over on th'other site posted a survey a few days ago, trying to figure out how easily people could intuit creatures' worst saving throws (Fortitude, Reflex, or Will) based on just the creature's name and bestiary art.

How'd you do? Also, will you, too, forever have nightmares about jellyfish clam squids? Because I ain't ever unseeing that.

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submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

u/corsica1990 over on th'other site posted a survey a few days ago, trying to figure out how easily people could intuit creatures' worst saving throws (Fortitude, Reflex, or Will) based on just the creature's name and bestiary art.

How'd you do? Also, will you, too, forever have nightmares about jellyfish clam squids? Because I ain't ever unseeing that.

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