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Handy Haversack: Lost Omens World Guide Archetypes

The Lost Omens World Guide is here! The book is a must-buy for anyone campaigning in the core campaign setting, and the map that comes with it is a handsome addition to any gaming den or shop looking to help give players a frame of reference for their adventures. But the most exciting mechanical part of the book by far are the ten archetypes!

Each archetype in the book is viable for almost any class in core! One of the archetypes does require shield block, another expert training in unarmed attacks, and a third requires focus spells. But even if you’re playing a class that never gets focus spells, you can always find a second dedication that does to help qualify!… Read the rest

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Don’t be Afraid of Paizo-Con!

Special Thanks toTonya Woldridge for the tour and Steven Coling for the amazing convention experience!

After dozens of conventions across the world I can’t help but admit Paizocon 2019 was easily my most successful. And now that I’m 100% recovered from my experience, I’d love to share what I learned.

1. Don’t be Afraid of Imposter Syndrome

If your looking to break into the industry, there is no better place than Paizocon. But it can feel overwhelming standing in the reach of so many giants. And while I was able to swallow my fear, even sitting in the lobby amidst titans like Owen K.C. Stephens, Mark Seifter & Alex Augunas, it wasn’t until days after the convention when an anonymous writer I’d played with managed to take a nagging feeling I had and sculpt it succinctly into a shiny nugget of truth.… Read the rest

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Handy Haversack: Seven Trinkets

Have some extra gold in your purse? You’d be surprised how little can stand between you and that second Prestige Point. I’m blessed to come from a lodge where our Venture-Captain reguarly resolves entire encounters with a single offbeat item. And I’m going to try to share as many of them as I can, in conveniant clumps of ten! Some of these are rare gems. Others I’m using to showcase uses or builds. And some are items so near and dear to my heart that I just can’t resist giving a sales pitch.

Dream Journal of the Pallid Seer

For 600 GP you get to reroll a lethal save, or force an enemy to reroll a lethal attack. This does require a scenario with travel time, or some other way to deal with fatigue.… Read the rest

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PFS Multitable Prep Guide

Multitable scenarios are a unique and thrilling experience. But unless you’ve done then, it can be hard to even imagine what it’s like to play alongside dozens or even hundreds other players. Sometime last year I found people thanking me for their advice when it comes to approaching these, both as players and gamemasters. And after a dozen or so experiences on both sides of the table, I’ve learned some invaluable lessons that can help turn a grindy slog into the most memorable experience of any convention.

Like Multitables, Solstice Car s are designed for speed & drifting!

What Are Multitables?

A multi-table scenario is one in which every table is working cooperatively toward the same goal. You still play at a table of 4-7 players with 1 GM, but whenever you complete a goal your GM will report the results to the Overseer or Head GM, who is tracking everyone’s progress.… Read the rest

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Aid Another: GASPing for Air

Everyone has been in a situation wherein they are still in combat but are feeling hopeless. Maybe the enemies are immune. Maybe you can’t reach or see them. But assuming you have actions, there are oftentimes options other than Delaying until the end of the round or Full-Round Defense!

Just remember GASP: Gear, Aid, Skills and Prepare.

>GEAR: Remember your items, especially consumables you and your team have looted! Consumable loot is meant to be consumed. Preparing to use gear is critical. Even if its just pulling out a weapon so you provoke or a smoke-pellet in case the battle turns and you gotta tactically retreat.

>AID your allies. Aid Another can be used for attack rolls or to boost AC.… Read the rest

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Need a Technomancer

Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, there will be no blog post this week…but I am interested in seeing what section of the Martial Arts Handbook you want to see next. Go ahead and post here or hit me up on Discord; I’m currently vascilating between the new Shifter Archetype, Finishing Moves or the new Disarm goodies.

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