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comment Is there any good reason not to kick people?
I was actually hoping for some kind of errata, adding a disadvantage or something to the maneuver (for example making the character easier to hit until his next action or something)
2d
comment Is there any good reason not to kick people?
Actually Boxing says - as for every other martial art with the same kind of advantage - "+1 DV on Unarmed Attacks", so it technically applies to every kind of attack. We could argue that boxers don't kick (legit) argument, but then 1 - we enter the realm of arguing what Martial Art can do what, and that's very subjective, and 2 - it would make Boxing quite a bad martial art considering that as written, Kick Attack is such a great maneuver (a bonus with absolutely no disadvantage, unlike every other maneuvers).
Jul
28
comment Is there any good reason not to kick people?
Hmmm... I don't see how that's right actually. Kick Attack gives the same bonus (+1 Reach) no matters what martial art the character does, it stacks with Martial Arts advantages, and it is available to every martial art. Technically, a boxer using Kick Attack is just straight better than a boxer who doesn't. We could argue that from a roleplaying perspective a boxer should not be able to use Kick Attacks, but that was not my question.
Jul
28
comment How many shifts are needed to take out a character with a single blow?
+1 for a Fate answer that is not "You don't understand Fate this is not how it works"
Jul
16
comment How do I rein in a character's backstory without discouraging the player?
I've always thought of a vendetta as somewhat reciprocal. Can you have a vendetta against someone who have no idea you even exist?
Jul
11
comment How effective are foreshadowing cutscenes that PCs would be unaware of?
I would add "keep it short". A 5mn cutscene is a terrible idea. A short sentence such as "Meanwhile, somewhere else, a shadowy figure observes the whole scene through a crystal ball. 'So you are still alive... I see...' Now, back to you" works well.
Jul
11
comment Is there a vampire/population ratio stated in the books?
Wait, there are humans in the World of Darkness setting?
Jul
3
comment How to communicate with your summons?
@SevenSidedDie I would argue that RAW supersedes the normal English meaning :) Attack, run, feat, all mean something in English, but something different (or rather, more specific) in the context of Pathfinder. Hence the tendency/need to check whether a common English word is defined in the context of RAW or not
Jul
3
comment How to design battle between characters of different scales (e.g. mecha vs. infantry)?
@monsterfurby Well, a -1/+1 makes a small difference but not that much yeah. A -2/+2 starts becoming brutal, which is how I wanted it to be :) Anyway, I think the best would be to try it in your games and tell us how it worked
Jun
27
comment How to design battle between characters of different scales (e.g. mecha vs. infantry)?
Exactly as @Adrien said :)
Jun
13
comment How can I GM and play a PC without spoiling the fun?
@SevenSidedDie Ah, indeed... This actually makes the whole answer irrelevant, yes. I will think of a way to reformulate it (any advice about how to do it is appreciated!).
May
10
comment Blood Obsessed Character with Weaponized Blood?
@Bloody_Confused Be careful though that Pathfinder is somewhat less open to custom classes than DD3.5 was
May
9
comment Dealing with “fearless” players
Maybe just add some mention of the often mention advice of "talk with them". If he just starts killing their characters, they might actually see it as unfair. If he says beforehand "hey guys, I'm going to play the opponents a bit harsher now, just now that they won't hesitate to kill you anymore", it makes it more fair
Apr
25
comment What abilities can assist in a caster level check?
If you want to add it, the foresight Arcane school also has a +2 to Caster level tests option: d20pfsrd.com/classes/core-classes/wizard/arcane-schools/…
Apr
22
comment How can I roleplay a character more manipulative than myself?
+1 for Maid RPG.
Apr
18
comment How does Stress work for characters with multiple Affiliation dice?
What about his Team Affiliation? After losing two dice of Solo Affiliation, does he still have Team 2d8?
Apr
10
comment Is there a layer of the Abyss that is controlled by celestials?
@Lord_Gareth Are you thinking about Munkir and Nekir, the two fallen angels on the Gates of Heaven (layer 77)?
Apr
9
comment How can I convince my D&D players to restart their characters?
And the obvious question: why?
Apr
8
comment What are established ways for playing a campaign based on a real-life environment?
Yep, that's the point of related: giving info about a related topic for people who might look at that question in the future.
Apr
8
comment What are established ways for playing a campaign based on a real-life environment?
I feel like this should be related to a question about games where players play themselves as PCs, but I can't find any :/