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All posts created by foxglove

foxglove
a poorly phrased question, but:
What does Lee think is the most important change(s) and how will it change the game?

also a minor question of mine not answered on the forums:
Does "making higher feat levels more worthwhile to buy" mean you are going for a slightly steeper power curve?
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foxglove
(again props to Aurora and the library archive project. Btw notice how many more rules compared to, say, Calistria)

The Acts of Iomedae

Justice and honor are a heavy burden for the righteous. We carry this weight so that the weak may grow strong and the meek grow brave.

From the tenets of Iomedaean paladins:

I will learn the weight of my sword. Without my heart to guide it, it is worthless-my strength is not in my sword, but in my heart. If I lose my sword, I have lost a tool. If I betray my heart, I have died.

I will have faith in the Inheritor. I will channel her strength through my body. I will shine in her legion, and I will not tarnish her glory through base actions.

I am the first into battle, and the last to leave it.

I will not be taken prisoner by my free will. I will not surrender those under my command.

I will never abandon a companion, though I will honor sacrifice freely given.

I will guard the honor of my fellows, both in thought and deed, and I will have faith in them.

When in doubt, I may force my enemies to surrender, but I am responsible for their lives.

I will never refuse a challenge from an equal. I will give honor to worthy enemies, and contempt to the rest.

I will suffer death before dishonor.

I will be temperate in my actions and moderate in my behavior. I will strive to emulate Iomedae’s perfection.
Foxglove - of Pathfinder University (PFU/Riverbank)
Silkworm - of Phoenix Industries (TEO/Brighthaven)
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foxglove
(Erastil is not in game yet, but will presumably come with '2nd generation religions'. Content still 'borrowed' from Auroras library archive project in the PFU subforum)

Parables of Erastil

The first gift you ever receive is your family. We all grow from the seeds of our parents’ plant.

From the affirmations guiding Erastil’s paladins:

My community comes first, and I will contribute to it all that I can. If I don’t give something back, who will?

I must offer the poor in my community assistance, but I may not do the work for them-instead, I must teach them to contribute to the settlement. It is only through cooperation that a community grows strong.

When danger threatens, I am not a fool. I seek first to make sure the weak and innocent are safe, and then I quell the danger.

I keep to the old ways, the true ways. I am not seduced by the lure of money or power. I remember that true honor comes from within, not from the accolades of others.

I remember that reputation is everything. Mine is pure and upstanding, and I will repair it if it is broken or tarnished. I stand by my decisions, and live so that none shall have cause to blame me.

I show respect to my elders, for they have done much. I show respect to the young, for they have much left to do. I show respect to my peers, for they carry the load. And I shall carry it with them.

I am honest, trustworthy, and stable. If I must leave my lands and community, before I go, I ensure that they will be tended in my absence. Even when duty calls, my duties to my home come first-letting them lapse makes me a burden on my people.
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foxglove
The Book of Joy

Savor the three stings of passion, guile, and vengeance. No food you ever taste and no thing you ever build will satisfy you as much as my gifts.

From the adages followed by Calistria’s antipaladins:

My life is my path, and none will sway me from it.

I devote myself to the pursuit of my passions.

I take what I desire, by trick or by force. If others resent my actions, they may attempt to take vengeance against me.

All slights against me will be repaid tenfold.

I am the instrument of my own justice. If I am wronged, I will take vengeance with my own hands.
Foxglove - of Pathfinder University (PFU/Riverbank)
Silkworm - of Phoenix Industries (TEO/Brighthaven)
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foxglove
(Shamelessly "borrowed" from the awesome library archive by Aurora Silverstar. I'll go through them all unless someone does the job for me. Great lore).

The Order of Numbers:

Unto each thing is given a role to play in the world that fits perfectly with all others. With each turn of every tiny wheel, civilization spreads to cover the world, and order and prosperity flor forth.

From the creed of Abadaran paladins:

I am a protector of the roadways and keep travelers from harm. No matter their destinations or goals, if they are peaceable and legitimate travelers who harm no others on the road, I will ensure that they pass safely.

Bandits are a plague. Under my will they come to justice. If they will not come willingly before the law, where they can protest for justice in the courts, they will come under the power of my sword.

Corruption in the courts is the greatest corruption of civilization. Without confidence in justice, citizens cannot believe in their countries, and civilization begins to disappear. I will root out corruption wherever I find it, and if a system is fundamentally flawed, I will work to aid citizens by reforming or replacing it.

I am an aid to the markets. I ensure equitable trade between merchants and citizens. Theft and deceit on either side are intolerable.

I make opportunities and teach others to recognize them. When I aid others, I open the way for them, but will not carry them-they must take responsibility.

Foxglove - of Pathfinder University (PFU/Riverbank)
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foxglove
short question about following:

Many passives had been somewhat “front-loaded” with benefit (e.g., sometimes the highest rank was only twice as good as the first rank). Given the ease and cheapness of acquiring low-rank feats, this created an incentive to just buy and slot them low. These have been changed to be less front-loaded (the maximum rank should be much better than the first rank). This did have the effect of reducing the bonus for the lower ranks of the feat in some cases.

Does the total sum of changes affect the 'power curve flatness', widening the gap between new and veteran player?
If it does, how is that ok?
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foxglove
to get this kickstarted, here's a song for the clerics (and the devs).

((Apologies to Mariah, Whitney and Dreamworks)).

Many months we've prayed
With no proof any devs would hear
In our minds, a complex build
We barely understood

Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to learn
We were making spreadsheets long
Before they thought we should

We can get miracle if we believe
And in splint mail, we’re hard to kill.
Who knows what cool designs we can achieve
If we can make devs do our will
They might if we believe


In this game of fear
Our xp may be spent in vain
If they tear our temples down
support will go away
Yet now I'm standing here
My head so full I can't explain
Seeking training in domains
I never thought I'd play

We want our miracle and holy word
We want to turn pack of ghasts
We want to wild shape to a giant bird
We want our holy fireblasts
We want to rule the herd


Devs don't always give us what we ask
And it's easy to give in to your fear
But when you're blinded by your pain
can’t get support for your domain
A small but still, resilient voice
Says hope is very near

We can get miracle if we believe
And in splint mail, we’re hard to kill.
Who knows what cool designs we can achieve
If we can make devs do our will
They might if we believe

Foxglove - of Pathfinder University (PFU/Riverbank)
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foxglove
as a service to all non-ancient players, here's a link to
Cal's list of PFO songs on the Paizo forums

I'd really like to see this type of creativity flourish again now that we have the forum for it. There are some talented wordsmiths out there, as well as plenty of (yet) uncorrupted songs.

Who will bite?
Now, where were those threads with all the haikus and orcish poetry?
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foxglove
The aligment seems would be 'religious fanactic'. Bandit faction should be ok match mechanically - at least they are anti-merchants so it should be possible to twist the lore enough to match.

i'm not sure i want to give you any more ideas, but other fanatics might decide to try to restore balance to the world by killing those who keep on rising. Or try to find a way around the curse of Pharasma by testing all the different ways of killing people (ie: some kind of spectacular death - or spectacular killing - might get enough attention from the gods that they intervene).

looking forward to seeing the 'Tenets of Bandits and Antibandits' here on the RP forum someday!
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foxglove
Tyv Blodvaerd of Aragon
foxglove
1) meaningless to announce ahead of time and put in the event calendar
But, you suggested this as a solution in your earlier post. So which is it? Or have you recognized that true banditry can not be limited to a time, place and circumstances as I had suggested?

I'm only suggesting a way people could kill PFU recruits without being considered bandits (though the game would still apply rep penalty).

True banditry of course should be limited only by the other players' ability to limit it (bascially simple risk/reward) - with one important exception: camping new players in the starter towns has been explicitly called out by GW as 'being a jerk'.

(camping PFU recruits outside UC, otoh, is 'fair game' from a Dev standpoint - but comes with consequences imposed by other players. Aka 'meaningful interaction'smile.
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