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  1. Sorry about laughing.

    Sorry about laughing.
  2. When writing ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution,...

    When writing ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution, there are many urban adventures, but the 'gating' was more information based. You didn't know you had a reason to go certain places until you...
  3. I'm not sure why that was added. It wasn't in the...

    I'm not sure why that was added. It wasn't in the original 3.5 version.
  4. The first chapter header for D&D 3rd edition...

    The first chapter header for D&D 3rd edition depicted a naked man. And the book had no cheesecake sexualized women. Thank you, Peter Adkison and team for having respectful art design.
  5. Wherever you set it, remember that an environment...

    Wherever you set it, remember that an environment doesn't have to remain static. You can set things on fire, have sections of a building or bridge collapse, have the townsfolk show up to gawp, have...
  6. I'd forgotten about that thing!

    I'd forgotten about that thing!
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    That crap is amazing. Looking ahead, any...

    That crap is amazing.

    Looking ahead, any encounters you think will be problems to make this way?
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    I'm sad, and then suddenly I'm laughing my ass...

    I'm sad, and then suddenly I'm laughing my ass off.
  9. Aww.

    Aww.
  10. Basically, yeah.

    Basically, yeah.
  11. Well, there were 70 comments over at reddit's...

    Well, there were 70 comments over at reddit's /r/pathfinder_rpg when I posted the same idea. Folks seem enthused.

    I'm working out a budget now for commissioning concept art and storyboards for our...
  12. This would be a series, not a film. Anime has...

    This would be a series, not a film.

    Anime has tons of fantasy stories. Avatar had two successful cartoon series. Samurai Jack is basically fantasy.

    I think it's eminently doable.
  13. Magic: the Gathering is getting a cartoon - I want to write and produce one for Pathfinder

    News broke this morning that the Russo Brothers -- directors of Winter Soldier, Avengers: Infinity War, and Endgame, and fans of Magic: the Gathering -- will be making a cartoon based on the Magic...
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    I was thinking Crank 3 would link his heart to...

    I was thinking Crank 3 would link his heart to his social media account. He's wearing a go-pro, and his heart only beats whenever he gets a Like in the last 60 seconds.
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    That's some good stuff. I should assemble a list...

    That's some good stuff. I should assemble a list of DM-created resources for other DMs to use.

    Why did I not see this until 1am on a Friday night of a long holiday weekend? Remind me when the...
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    This thread contains a poll. I'm flattered by the praise. And goodness knows...

    I'm flattered by the praise. And goodness knows after the ending of Game of Thrones my pride is saying, "Psst, you know how to end long stories. Write some!"

    But long campaigns take a long time,...
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    This thread contains a poll. I feel like the market for adventures compatible...

    I feel like the market for adventures compatible with existing games is larger then for standalone games. Are there many one-off RPG-adventure bundles?
  18. My understanding is that HBO wanted the...

    My understanding is that HBO wanted the showrunners to keep going for more seasons, and offered money for more episodes, but Weiss and Benioff declined.

    Even if the shorter seasons were imposed...
  19. Oh that's nonsense. There's fantasy tropes of the...

    Oh that's nonsense. There's fantasy tropes of the hero fighting a heroic duel and saving the day and winning the princess. That stuff he's pushing back on.

    But then there's just good storytelling....
  20. Let's see . . . who should be King? Bran: How...

    Let's see . . . who should be King?

    Bran: How about me? I've got a good personal story.

    Tyrion: Look, you wee sh**, you can see the future, knew Daenerys was going to burn thousands of...
  21. Number of faces worn by Arya? Zero. Number of...

    Number of faces worn by Arya? Zero.

    Number of political schemes enacted by Sansa: maaaybe one if "telling Tyrion the truth" counts as a scheme.

    Number of useful things Bran learned with his...
  22. The North decides to be its own kingdom. Yara:...

    The North decides to be its own kingdom.

    Yara: Wait, that's a f***ing option? We tried seceding thirty years ago and y'all flipped out and took my brother as a hostage.
  23. Hm, I bet the Dothraki will rape and pillage when...

    Hm, I bet the Dothraki will rape and pillage when they learn Daenerys is dead. Quick, do that thing we do when we don't know how to write a scene.

    *cuts to several weeks later for Tyrion's trial*
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    This thread contains a poll. What should I publish next?

    It's been over a year since I wrapped up the original release of the steampunk adventure path ZEITGEIST: The Gears of Revolution, and since then I have devoted my creative energies to running a...
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    In 5e we intentionally changed it so yes, if you...

    In 5e we intentionally changed it so yes, if you have two attacks you can fire and reload and fire again. But the next round you have to use a bonus action to relax before firing once.

    Guns in 4e...
  26. 'Accidentally'. No, but my dad took up smoking...

    'Accidentally'.

    No, but my dad took up smoking while in the Air Force simply so he would be allowed more break time, and got the nickname "Nicotine Nock."
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    I ran a campaign for four paladin PCs, called...

    I ran a campaign for four paladin PCs, called Smite Evil. I had a few posts about it over on reddit.
    ...
  28. Um, who cut their hand off?

    Um, who cut their hand off?
  29. I've never seen Bleach. Honestly, I think I might...

    I've never seen Bleach. Honestly, I think I might have cribbed the name from the old OLD setting Daemonforge, which was the original reason for the website EN World, back when it was just a partner...
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    You wouldn't use Beshela; you'd use She Who...

    You wouldn't use Beshela; you'd use She Who Writhes.

    I don't have a list written up right now, but off the top of my head, the fey titans, Ashima-Shimtu, maybe a dead dragon tyrant, Gidim, maybe...
  31. Still not as complicated as the book versions of...

    Still not as complicated as the book versions of Game of Thrones.
  32. I like this development. Very eerie.

    I like this development. Very eerie.
  33. No death. What's the worst that could happen. ...

    No death. What's the worst that could happen.

    I'm going to write-in The Ragman as mayor.
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    Ooh, there is in this post an idea I wish I'd had...

    Ooh, there is in this post an idea I wish I'd had myself. You said you're in adventure 8 now? I don't want to spoil anything.
  35. It can kinda work if you have a villain who uses...

    It can kinda work if you have a villain who uses magic to mind control an army or something, and killing him frees the people.
  36. It's a semantic debate. Did 'white people' split...

    It's a semantic debate. Did 'white people' split off from 'black people', or vice versa? Nah, neither is true. There were ancient humans, and they sorta descended into a lot of groups with different...
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    My only quibble is I would have liked them to...

    My only quibble is I would have liked them to call in Captain Marvel to do the unsnapping, so that her role in the movie is greater, and to give her a chance to be part of the team grieving Natasha,...
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    A GM friend of mine ran a short campaign that was...

    A GM friend of mine ran a short campaign that was basically "Flee the undead horde and find a place to hide."

    He'd implemented a key house rule to increase the horror. When you reached zero,...
  39. The Night King had this mystery behind him:...

    The Night King had this mystery behind him: "What's his deal? What motivates him? What will he do if he wins?"

    I assumed they'd reveal something that would surprise us.

    But apparently he was...
  40. They got this episode completely wrong, in my...

    They got this episode completely wrong, in my opinion.

    No one in the whole episode made a decision. There was no character growth or emotional fall-out, except maybe for Jorah's death. The...
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    Yikes. So characters being affected by events...

    Yikes.

    So characters being affected by events and then resolving to try to save the day anyway just ain't your brand of heroism, huh?
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    Let me explain how the ending with Cap isn't a...

    Let me explain how the ending with Cap isn't a paradox.

    You only split off a new timeline if you change what you know. So Loki escaping? New timeline. Sending Nebula into the future and then...
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    I had to go back and re-read your adventures with...

    I had to go back and re-read your adventures with Senor Griento. It has been a while.
  44. I'll take it. Meanwhile Leon chooses...

    I'll take it.

    Meanwhile Leon chooses "thwarting an angry mob's bloodlust." Let's see who gets people on their side.
  45. Look, clearly Palpatine survived the fall into...

    Look, clearly Palpatine survived the fall into the reactor, and then survived the Death Star explosion, and then survived the fall into Endor's gravity well, and has just been chilling out waiting...
  46. Remind me your party's opinion of Ashima-Shimtu?

    Remind me your party's opinion of Ashima-Shimtu?
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    I'm sad that as far as I can tell, no one has...

    I'm sad that as far as I can tell, no one has used the pun "Bear Mitzvah" for this trial.
  48. Nope. Desktop. I went to quote your post, and...

    Nope. Desktop. I went to quote your post, and when I copy-paste the links, it looks like the attachments are private.
  49. The art doesn't show for me.

    The art doesn't show for me.
  50. I think of the several groups who've gotten this...

    I think of the several groups who've gotten this far, yours had the best scenes with Komanov.

    So, how ARE you planning to kill Rumdoom?
  51. I am amused by the champion just falling apart....

    I am amused by the champion just falling apart. What's up with that?
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    I do not get the reference.

    I do not get the reference.
  53. The trap doesn't automatically reset. So now they...

    The trap doesn't automatically reset. So now they can take their time trying combinations?
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    Maybe have Quital leave behind a journal where...

    Maybe have Quital leave behind a journal where he's been trying to figure out what the whole project is for, where he can lay out in no uncertain terms that the Ob use cells and compartmentalization....
  55. Often in older D&D the rules differentiated...

    Often in older D&D the rules differentiated between 'wood elves' and 'high elves.' Wood elves did all the archery and druid stuff, and high elves did the wizardry.

    Legolas would have been a wood...
  56. Oldtimer, it's been 12 years. I don't remember...

    Oldtimer, it's been 12 years. I don't remember what the imp offers to do or how the door was supposed to work. Sorry.

    But um, sure, I guess it could be read as "Hi, I'm an imp. Need some help....
  57. I really dig that philosophical treatise.

    I really dig that philosophical treatise.
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    I'd maybe go for something obscure but...

    I'd maybe go for something obscure but high-quality. Perhaps a third-party adventure. Like Kevin Kulp's "Of Sound Mind."

    I feel like you sort of have to lean into the 'dungeons' and the 'dragons'...
  59. When I tried quoting your post, I could see the...

    When I tried quoting your post, I could see the URLs you tagged for your images, but when I went to those images directly, they were blank. So maybe check where the images are hosted.

    From your...
  60. Thank you for sharing this. It's infeasible now...

    Thank you for sharing this. It's infeasible now for us to update the PDF for just this issue, but I hope if anyone else has trouble finding it, a search will turn up your post.
  61. I will judge this game based on how interesting...

    I will judge this game based on how interesting the mechanics are for chopping off hydra heads and troll arms.
  62. That pickle vendor was included courtesy of Greg...

    That pickle vendor was included courtesy of Greg Spanier, a game shop owner in Gautier, MS, who was one of the $500 backers for the ZEITGEIST hardcover Kickstarter.
  63. Yeah, death curse upon the people who did the...

    Yeah, death curse upon the people who did the ritual, basically.
  64. Daaaaamn.

    Daaaaamn.
  65. This looks exceptionally grim.

    This looks exceptionally grim.
  66. Heh, good point. The artifact probably would...

    Heh, good point.

    The artifact probably would be used less viscerally for most people. Like, Kasvarina powers it up or something, since she was involved in a lot of pivotal stuff, and it was...
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    I believe there was a queen Zidi in there...

    I believe there was a queen Zidi in there somewhere who was a halfling. And some queen named Hibiscus who came to a bad end.
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    That is a hell of a cast. I rather dig the Church...

    That is a hell of a cast. I rather dig the Church of Amielle Latimer. :) Fellow Texans, I see. (I grew up in Southeast TX, and am in Atlanta now.)

    I should make a list of the different planar...
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    That's nifty. Have you actually tried it out with...

    That's nifty. Have you actually tried it out with groups of 4 PCs and 4+ monsters? I imagine there'd be a lot of short-distance dodging, which would slow the game down unless you changed HP and such.
  70. I dig the car with its trap on the roof, so...

    I dig the car with its trap on the roof, so everyone gets to see the ghosts. An ectoplasmic perp walk, maybe?
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    Seaquen ...

    Seaquen

    https://company.wizards.com/sites/wx/files/04%20Company/04%20Our%20Story/Timeline2.jpg
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    Sadly I never thought of that. In ZEITGEIST it...

    Sadly I never thought of that. In ZEITGEIST it was two years in before I realized the countries should probably have flags.

    Probably something like

    a torch -

    a sword -...
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    https://i.gifer.com/HZY9.gif

    https://i.gifer.com/HZY9.gif
  74. That was ominous, man. Nice gut punch with Feroz....

    That was ominous, man. Nice gut punch with Feroz. How did the players like spooky-cage-town?
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    I'm running a game with four paladin PCs....

    I'm running a game with four paladin PCs. Alignment stuff comes up surprisingly rarely, because I've striven not to overwhelm the players with moral dilemmas. It's easy to ride forth to defend...
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    You're making me want to try recruiting some...

    You're making me want to try recruiting some female and non-white writers to design a mini-campaign that's just "help the oppressed get free and build a place of their own."
  77. Oh, poor Feroz. You're a monster.

    Oh, poor Feroz.

    You're a monster.
  78. https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/pink-hearts-arrang...

    https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/pink-hearts-arranged-like-flower-petals-placed-moist-green-spaces-109642995.jpg
  79. Okay, first, amazingly thorough write-up. Thanks!...

    Okay, first, amazingly thorough write-up. Thanks!

    Second, I'd forgotten that I wrote that Tomas has to 'berate' a corpse to speak with it.

    Third, I'm thrilled your group liked the adventure,...
  80. Preferences regarding "save to resist" vs. "roll to hit" mechanics?

    I'm pondering different game systems, and wondering what people's feelings are about how you resolve whether something affects a character.

    In 3rd and 5th edition (and Pathfinder 1st edition):
    ...
  81. Asrabey doesn't have a blade of the goddess of...

    Asrabey doesn't have a blade of the goddess of womanhood. But hey, it's your game. Do what you like.
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    Leska is motivated by a loathing of pretty much...

    Leska is motivated by a loathing of pretty much everyone, which turned into a desire to have power over everyone. Her personal goal is conquest for the sake of conquest, and she's just using...
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    Here's a slightly larger one, with fewer labels...

    Here's a slightly larger one, with fewer labels (since the Consulate and Alchemy Row only really matter in adventure 2).
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    I think for one of our Kickstarters we offered...

    I think for one of our Kickstarters we offered this at 200 pixels per inch, which got it about 21 inches across. You could probably even do 100 pixels per inch and it would still look fine on a...
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    I hope this helps. It's 1am, so if I think of...

    I hope this helps.

    It's 1am, so if I think of more for your other questions, I'll post tomorrow. G'night.
  86. This warms my heart.

    This warms my heart.
  87. Cutting down on dice rolling is part of it,...

    Cutting down on dice rolling is part of it, particularly since I want there to be a few more decision points in how you attack. So attacks would do flat damage, and you only roll d20s. (Sorry, other...
  88. Pkitty! Wait, Swords of the Serpentine is your...

    Pkitty!

    Wait, Swords of the Serpentine is your baby? I've scrolled past the cover of it on Facebook a few times, but somehow that never clicked.

    *reads a snippet about the game*

    Whoa,...
  89. I think my realization was that probably at this...

    I think my realization was that probably at this point a fight against slime monsters is kinda underwhelming for a climax, so maybe just handwave it. But if you don't handwave it, speed it up, and...
  90. We did a heavy edit of the colossus scene in the...

    We did a heavy edit of the colossus scene in the hardcover. Do you have that or the standalone pdf?
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    4th edition, I presume from the books on the...

    4th edition, I presume from the books on the left?

    Let us know how your group comes together.
  92. After finding a full flowchart, and then playing...

    After finding a full flowchart, and then playing through it a second time, the truth is, just play it once, and if you're curious, read an outline. One playthrough gets you all the fun weird stuff.
    ...
  93. I've gotten one ending so far, and I'm trying to...

    I've gotten one ending so far, and I'm trying to decide whether to look at a guide or go through it myself.

    I like that the company is called Tuckersoft, but it's owned by a guy named Thakir,...
  94. They had a funny story of preparing astronauts...

    They had a funny story of preparing astronauts for the nausea.

    Put a camera on the hood of a van pointing forward.

    Have the astronaut lie down in the back of the van, feet pointed to the...
  95. I've ridden on the Vomit Comet (well, I'm sure...

    I've ridden on the Vomit Comet (well, I'm sure they've gotten a new plane since then; it was 1999).

    One of the Perks of Growing Up in Texas
    I grew up in Beaumont, TX, 70 miles from Houston. My...
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    You could have them play minions of Guthwulf as...

    You could have them play minions of Guthwulf as he hunts down a renegade wizard just after Coaltongue dies. They succeed, and Guthwulf sucks out the soul of the mage and offers it to a devil.
  97. Amusingly, I'd forgotten that for my Pathfinder...

    Amusingly, I'd forgotten that for my Pathfinder paladin game I plagiarized myself by turning Ursalina into a drow city beset by a psychic monster. But I tweaked it from Mexi-Spain to New Orleans.
    ...
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    I'm liking how involved y'all are getting with...

    I'm liking how involved y'all are getting with Elfaivar.

    Auryn here, before her getting nudged to anger by Carlyle, reminded me of a mechanic in the new L5R RPG, where the more you care about...
  99. Morrus, have you discussed compiling the EN5ider...

    Morrus, have you discussed compiling the EN5ider articles of ZEITGEIST into a product on DriveThruRPG?
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    I imagine I'm too late, but you should read the...

    I imagine I'm too late, but you should read the subreddit Fifth World Problems:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/fifthworldproblems/top/
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