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CorwinIcewolf

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Is there a forum of introducification somewhere? Also hello, thanks for the thread of welcoming. Also I wanted to ask about the no item creation rule thing, is the art of crafting magic items a well guarded secret known to only a few in this world or something? Not that I have a big problem with it. Just confused on how there can be scrolls and wands and stuff without anyone knowing how to make them.
 

Grayn

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Hi folks!

I am brand new to Pathfinder. I wanted to give the original PnP game a swing before PFO was released. Now the only problem is, I haven't played a PnP game since AD&D.

That means I have a ton of questions! I figured I would start by hammering out a character for Living Pathfinder and learn on the way, but a little help would appreciated. :)

Is there an "Ask a simple question, get a simple answer" type thread? Or a "Help a newb" thread I missed?
 

Satin Knights

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Hi. Welcome.

"No item creation" is purely to avoid the accounting nightmare of "well, he created it, so it costs 1/2" and custom items with overly optimized abilities. So, items are base cost, direct from the book. They are all the same cost for everyone, which is the book price. All magic items are bought and sold at the "Mystic Pearl" in one incarnation or another, no matter which city you are in. That way, the purchases and sales are tracked.

As to an introduction, start on the wiki and read about 20-30 pages from there. The gods, geography, races, factions, all of them will give you a sense of the world. Also read the first post in this thread. Between the two sources, you get a pretty good idea of the world and what to do.
 

Satin Knights

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Hi folks!

I am brand new to Pathfinder. I wanted to give the original PnP game a swing before PFO was released. Now the only problem is, I haven't played a PnP game since AD&D.

That means I have a ton of questions! I figured I would start by hammering out a character for Living Pathfinder and learn on the way, but a little help would appreciated. :)

Is there an "Ask a simple question, get a simple answer" type thread? Or a "Help a newb" thread I missed?

Hi to you too.
For a simple question, where you only expect one reply will answer the question, General Discussion works. If it is just a character creation question, the Character Submission Thread works too. If you expect the conversation will require many replies, you can start a new thread in this forum.
 


Scott DeWar

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CorwinIcewolf

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Hi. Welcome.

"No item creation" is purely to avoid the accounting nightmare of "well, he created it, so it costs 1/2" and custom items with overly optimized abilities. So, items are base cost, direct from the book. They are all the same cost for everyone, which is the book price. All magic items are bought and sold at the "Mystic Pearl" in one incarnation or another, no matter which city you are in. That way, the purchases and sales are tracked.

right... I figured there was something like that involved and it would seem like a logical thing for what amounts to a tabletop mmo. I was wondering if there was an in-character reason though...
 

Satin Knights

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In character, no, not really. Enchanting items is not an adventurer's job. It has the same amount of excitement as accountant. It is an NPC job. The same as blacksmith or stable boy. Most of the enchanters are in the employ of the churches or the shops alone Arcane Row. The most famous of those is the Mystic Pearl. The first post of that thread will give you the details for shopping.
 


Grimmjow

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the wikia page says sections of UM UC ARG. what sections are available? im just going to start making my character now and will change if something i do goes against what i get told. an no firearms

i found all this above but thanks

although, what does back ground open and background closed mean?
 
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GlassEye

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the wikia page says sections of UM UC ARG. what sections are available? im just going to start making my character now and will change if something i do goes against what i get told. an no firearms

i found all this above but thanks

although, what does back ground open and background closed mean?

So you found the 'available' and 'unavailable' sections for those sources? Good. :)

An open background means a DM can use it in an adventure for you, possibly having an NPC from your past show up. Closed means the background is off limits to DM. People also have used 'Ask', meaning they don't mind if DMs use their background but they want to be consulted first.
 

Grayn

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It looks like my character has been moved to the Awaiting Approval page. I was just wondering if there is something else I need to do for approval?

There seems to be work to be had at the Inn for a greenhorn and I wouldn't mind trying to get in on the action. :)
 

GlassEye

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It looks like my character has been moved to the Awaiting Approval page. I was just wondering if there is something else I need to do for approval?

A judge and one other person will have to look the character over and make sure that everything is mechanically ok, doesn't use material we don't allow, fits the setting, etc. That might take a little time but Satin Knights and Systole generally knock out approvals pretty quickly (the rest of us less so, so that those two get 'em finished before we move on it). You are allowed to enter the Dunn Wright Inn and begin posting. You can even express interest in adventures and begin playing (though that might require at least one approval, I don't exactly remember).
 


Mr.Tinker

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Hi everybody ! Just wanted to say that your living pathfinder world looks promising and will be submitting a character very soon. Do you have many Alchemist's ? Always wanted to play one :) ! And does anyone know if there is a lvl 1 game starting soon?

Thanks for your time ;-)
Jamie
 

Cyclopean

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Hey all! Newbie here. I currently have a character awaiting approval, and he has just entered the Dunn Wright Inn.

I was wondering if this was an appropriate place to ask about LFP-specific mechanics. For example, how is in-game time handled? I know that an animal companion is assumed to be taught bonus tricks in the time between leveling; does something similar happen for attempts to rear and train wild animals?
 


Kyras

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hey guys im new.

i read over this forum and have looked over the wiki once really fast. JW cause im not sure i found it. What paper back books are avalible to use?? and what are the rules on good/evil?
 

Satin Knights

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The wiki has the available sources to use. Mainly Core, APG, UM, UM, UC, UE, ARG, Animal Archive and Adventurer's Armory. A couple tidbits from other books were picked up, but that is the main list.

The players have the good or neutral characters. The GMs get to play the evil characters. Be evil. Be a GM. :devil:
 

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