Where Michael and Adam (former venture captain of Ontario) discuss various Pathfinder strategies, usually resulting in death, destruction, and general bad feelings.
Michael: There are a lot of spells that I don’t like in Pathfinder, partially because of balance issues, but also because I just hate seeing them in action. Create Pit is one of those spells.
Adam: It could probably serve to be a 3rd level spell. Just add “at X level the pit has spikes” and you’ve streamlined the whole spell chain.
Michael: It could probably serve to be ON FIRE and IN OUTER SPACE.
Adam: An outer space, vacuum pit? Functions as a create pit but sucks creatures in?
Adam: Actually, with Quicken Spell, you can do even scarier things.
Level 1: The Standard
Quicken Spell: Create Pit (2) + Wall of Stone (4)
Michael: This is a simple combo, and one I actually don’t mind all that much. I like to imagine creatures climbing up the walls of the pit, punching the stone, falling back down, then beginning the cycle anew.
Adam: It is pretty passé though. It’s been done a lot before.
Michael: What would you suggest then?
Level 2: The Oven
Quicken Spell: Create Pit (2) + Sirocco (6)
Adam: This is a little less known variation. It requires a fifth and sixth level slot, but it is well worth it.
Michael: This actually seems really mean. You’re basically shoving the enemy into a pressure cooker.
Adam: Well, if you want to get even MEANER, with a Rod of Quicken you could do it with a Hungry Pit. Sirocco pushes you into the Sarlacc pit! OMNONOMNOM.
Michael: Cooked then eaten. What a horrible fate.
Adam: Not the most horrible…
Level 3: Maximum Overkill
Mad Monkeys (3) + Quicken Spell: Create Pit (2) + Black Tentacles (4)
Michael: Oh great, MORE of my favourite spells. This one seems like a bit more of an investment, but is a definite nightmare to deal with.
Adam: Summon Mad Monkeys as a full round action, at the start of the turn (when the monkeys appear) cast Create Pit (quickened) and Black Tentacles. The monkeys are a swarm, and can’t be grappled. They rip apart everyone down in the tentacled pit.
Michael: Create Pit is just the worst.