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  1. Arkady

    Colonel Kane' PbP

    So, I did a rolz to see if that'd inspire me: That's a pretty good roll, actually, but it does rule out a paladin. (Did Gygax ever reveal why he ever even included a class one must assume he didn't actually want anyone to play?) Time to ponder what to do with it, then.
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    Colonel Kane' PbP

    I think I'll lean back a bit to see what other characters there'll be before deciding and... Actually, hold on. Didn't the old run use a higher-power stat roll method... checking... yeah, d10+8 that was. Figure I should do a new character no matter what then.
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    Colonel Kane' PbP

    Huh, damn. Looks like the Gayle char sheet PDF is corrupted and I really don't think I'll go searching for that in a backup. Probably should be giving her a do-over regardless, what with human subraces and all. Or do a different character. Mind not made up yet.
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    Colonel Kane' PbP

    Aah, yes that's what this weird paladin on my hard drive was for... I'd do a different character if it seems more opportune, but I wouldn't mind revisiting the old idea, either.
  5. You just don't get their bold, post-modernist design decision EDIT: Also, now I'm pretty sure the sculpts must be a bit much generic sci-fi troppers in body suits, because even the campaign doesn't bother showing single figures at a decent size. Which is really weird, too; for a 16 a side skirmish game, I'd expect at least a "character" miniature or two per faction.
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    Tomb Guardians miniatures - 11/6

    Huh? That's not how it is supposed to work. Kickstarter's creator handbook says in the fulfillment section (and has for some time): I know that's indeed how it used to work for quite some time, and I wwas pretty sure it still does. If Kickstarter has stealth changed this detail without properly documenting it, this is indeed a red flag for trusting Kickstarter any longer.
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    Tomb Guardians miniatures - 11/6

    That pledge system and their self-contradictory comments on it are a train wreck, on a level that I personally feel it violates the "clearly presented" rule. Also, they're technically offering prohibited items (you're apparently pledging for certificates/coupons to use on their website), for which they give this explanation: I suppose that may just be the project creator bumbling along because they don't know the first thing about clear communications and how Kickstarter actually works (cf. getting the address through Kickstarter's survey), but it is certainly is one hell of a red flag.
  8. I am a bit concerned about their not showing any images of the core Imperial/Zhodani miniatures, tbh. I mean, if you want to drum up pre-launch hype for a miniatures game, you show miniatures, right? So why aren't they? I'm worried thosee will be somewhat uninspired generic sci-fi troopers in full body suits now :(
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    Pathfinder: Seers of the Drowned City

    Archetypes are similar to AD&D 2e kits if that helps any. They modify class features. Unlike prestige classes, they usually add some uniqueness even at first level. Archetypes generally support a more specific character concept than just, say, "fighter". For example, the Corsair would be a "pirate deck fighter" and the Dragoon and "expert mounted warrior". I found that suggesting the right archetype for a concept can help inexperienced players in particular, as it apparently nudges them toward looking not at "what options do I have" but at "what options fit my concept" when choosing feats, skills, spells, whatever. Still, if you prefer simplicity, might not be the right idea for you. Therefore: what Darcstaar said.
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    Pathfinder: Seers of the Drowned City

    If you like basics, archetypes are entirely optional, so maybe just do a straight-up fighter with whatever weapons & skills you think a rough outlander should have?
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    Pathfinder: Seers of the Drowned City

    Can you describe what you envision for that "rough outlander from uncivilized tribes"? Maybe someone will have a good idea for an archetype. Also, how set are you on an actual fighter? It's quite possible a concept would be easier to pull off using a different warrior class like barbarian or ranger. As a completely random suggestion, a Wild Child Brawler who gets along just dandy with their sparring partner pet (say, an ape or bear), but nobody else, could be a fun low-CHA character.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    If Skaven brewed a warpstone flavored energy drink, would it be called Rat Bull?
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    Pathfinder: Seers of the Drowned City

    So, after more pondering... I still love the Kitsune idea. Basically, a curious fox who wants to see a diverse bit of the human world, posing as a travelling priest of a minor sea(farers') deity to score free passage on ships taking her to new lands. The problem is, Paizo doesn't seem to have a deity that a) fits and b) is at least niceish. A freebooter/aquatic Robin Hood take on Besmara is the best I can come up with. My favorite alternate idea so far is a half-elf aquatic bloodline eldritch scion magus, basically my take on how a half-aquatic elf might be a bit more aquatic. Also, https://rolz.org is kinda useful when all your dice are stashed away repeat 6 4D6H3 => 15 ; 17 ; 15 ; 12 ; 14 ; 18 That'll work for just about anything, except maybe a human commoner.
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    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The one thing I still don't get about the electoral college: when is graduation day?
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    Pathfinder: Seers of the Drowned City

    Given the party looks a little short on arcane spellcasting so far, I was thinking and... My favorite idea so far is a Kitsune False Priest Aquatic Bloodline Sorcerer normally posing as a human priest of a seafarers' deity. Surely bestowing the speed of the waves on a true-hearted warrior is a perfectly good explanation for Haste, right? Maybe a bit out there, still pondering more normal alternatives.
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