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Follow up to the reorganization description. A but of data modeling, capturing some notes I took on my way home last night.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/yet-more-reorganization-notes/
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Another one going up early, judo night means I'm not home again for about four hours.

And it's "Y Day", second-to-last day in the A-Z challenge. The next (and last) post will, as always, be the Z-A Index.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/yet-another-grand-reorganization/
One of the hazards of being a data geek, and good at it, is that over time you become better at it. You find better ways to do things. Also, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game has become progressively more complex, both from player perspective (hence the Echelon Reference Series) and particularly ...
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... and the other X-article I posted last night.

It looks as though the trouble I had finding a good way to do esoteric draconic bloodlines is because they should not be bloodlines, but psychic disciplines.
 
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I originally wrote this one, added one on XML Workflow later (that I published immediately, so it shows up on my blog below this post... this one is probably less obscure).

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/exotic-no-esoteric-draconic-bloodlines/
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Doubled Up Today

I originally wrote this one, added one on XML Workflow later (that I published immediately, so it shows up on my blog below this post... this one is probably less obscure).

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/exotic-no-esoteric-draconic-bloodlines/
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For the data geeks among us...

I expect to revise my data capture workflow for the Echelon Reference Series. The new workflow should not only remove a couple of steps, but make the remaining ones simpler because I don't have to fight the results of earlier transformations.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/xml-workflow-new-direction/
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Dear gods does mithral do a lot for armor

Lightweight (grade 1), mastercraft III (reduces armor check penalties by 3, grade 3), increases max Dex bonus to AC by 2 (call it grade 2 for now), decreases arcane spell failure by 10% (twilight quality from Magic Item Compendium was a +1 armor special ability, which maps to grade 2 here), and armor is treated as one category lighter (heavy -> medium; I consider this a grade 1 quality).

Nine grades of benefits. A +4 armor enhancement is a grade 8 quality. It's not eligible in a grade 9 item, but that's the size of the total effect.

That's a lot to make available at the low price presented in the PRD. Unless you want something specific from another material, I have difficulty understanding why basically all magic armor isn't mithral.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/weapons-and-armor-made-of-special-materials/
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Follow up to the reorganization description. A but of data modeling, capturing some notes I took on my way home last night.

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Another one going up early, judo night means I'm not home again for about four hours.

And it's "Y Day", second-to-last day in the A-Z challenge. The next (and last) post will, as always, be the Z-A Index.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/yet-another-grand-reorganization/
One of the hazards of being a data geek, and good at it, is that over time you become better at it. You find better ways to do things. Also, the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game has become progressively more complex, both from player perspective (hence the Echelon Reference Series) and particularly ...
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Reshared for the morning.
 
For the data geeks among us...

I expect to revise my data capture workflow for the Echelon Reference Series. The new workflow should not only remove a couple of steps, but make the remaining ones simpler because I don't have to fight the results of earlier transformations.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/xml-workflow-new-direction/
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Doubled Up Today

I originally wrote this one, added one on XML Workflow later (that I published immediately, so it shows up on my blog below this post... this one is probably less obscure).

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/exotic-no-esoteric-draconic-bloodlines/
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Possibly. They always keep the names easily discernible. 
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For the data geeks among us...

I expect to revise my data capture workflow for the Echelon Reference Series. The new workflow should not only remove a couple of steps, but make the remaining ones simpler because I don't have to fight the results of earlier transformations.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/xml-workflow-new-direction/
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I wrote a little program that automates the conversion. I have hundreds of files, making sure I keep the converted copies up to date correctly got to be a pain.

Now, one overarching Makefile and this wee proggie and I just say "update everything"
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Dear gods does mithral do a lot for armor

Lightweight (grade 1), mastercraft III (reduces armor check penalties by 3, grade 3), increases max Dex bonus to AC by 2 (call it grade 2 for now), decreases arcane spell failure by 10% (twilight quality from Magic Item Compendium was a +1 armor special ability, which maps to grade 2 here), and armor is treated as one category lighter (heavy -> medium; I consider this a grade 1 quality).

Nine grades of benefits. A +4 armor enhancement is a grade 8 quality. It's not eligible in a grade 9 item, but that's the size of the total effect.

That's a lot to make available at the low price presented in the PRD. Unless you want something specific from another material, I have difficulty understanding why basically all magic armor isn't mithral.

http://www.kjd-imc.org/blog/weapons-and-armor-made-of-special-materials/
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