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[ACG] [OutPost I] Cartmanbeck's Season of the Runelords Adventure 1: Dark Waters Rising

Game Master cartmanbeck

Dark Waters Rising: Scenario 1: Goblins? Gross!
The current adventure deck number is 1


Villain Monster 1



Before the encounter, Gogmurt deals 1d4-1 Fire damage to you.
You may not play allies with the Animal Trait.
All damage from Gogmurt is Fire damage.


Goblin Raider:
Goblin Raider
Henchman Monster 1



If undefeated, bury 1 item or weapon of your choice from your discard pile.
If defeated, you may immediately attempt to close your location.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

This thread is for out-of-character discussions such as strategy or about food or anything else. :)

Shadow Lodge

Statistician 7.5 +/- 1.5 (95% Confidence Interval)!

Happy to play a character from any of the decks that I have (about half a dozen atm). Will see if anyone else has stronger preferences before narrowing it down a bit more.

Hello! I'm jumping into this game if I may. I'm still relatively new to PACG in general, and haven't done it in OP or PBP format yet at all, but I've read the rules and a few of the previous games on these forums so I think I get the general idea.

For class decks, I have druid, magus, and hunter, as well as the S&S characters for the first two. I'm happy to play any of them, so let me know if you have any recommendations for a newbie that would help me narrow it down.

As for food, I ate a blackberry scone for breakfast this morning and it was delicious! nom nom

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yay newbie!!

Have you looked yet at the Deck Handler sheet that I made to see if it might be useful to you? I also wrote up some instructions for using it.

As far as newbie-friendliness, I would not go with the Magus deck, as the characters are a bit complex and there are several weirdo spells in the deck as well. I would say the Druid is super safe and fun and awesome, and the Hunter has the additional cohort mechanic but otherwise those characters are straightforward. If you DO go with the Hunter deck, I would recommend not Adowyn, only because she and Leryn are pretty strongly focused on examining cards, and if you're not familiar with Mummy's Mask yet, you can run into cards with the TRIGGER trait which do bad, bad things to you if you examine them.

I made a copy of the deck handler and poked around a bit. It definitely looks useful, since I tend to log in from multiple different locations. I'll send along my deck ownership picture too, probably this weekend.

I've played as Lini in S&S, so I have a bit of experience with druid-ishness. Gronk and Maznar also look like fun, but I guess it would depend on what characters the other players go with. And yeah, I haven't played Mummy's Mask but I've read its rules, and the trigger mechanism sounds quite alarming. o.o

Dark Archive

? Retail Worker/11

I'm new to PACG and I'm in one other PACG going off during Outpost. I only have the Druid deck, and I cobbled together a Maznar after building a Gronk for the other table.

For food today I made the mistake of having Li'l Squeezers for lunch then had Italian beef sandwiches for dinner, and a paczki with white fluff insides for desert, washed down with chocolate milk. I am currently sipping on a glass of water to settle things before bed.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

LOL you guys are awesome. I'm really looking forward to playing with you all!

Aha, druids are popular I see! I know it's possible to have two druids play together, but it seems more interesting to have variety, so I guess I'll go for one of the hunters instead. Either Korundo or Ukuja, so I have a melee and a ranged option. I'd like to try them both eventually.

The Exchange

Hey just dropping by to check in. Excited to actually put these decks to use since I don't have any local players. Bringing Oloch if that is okay.

Sent the verification photo for all of my guys to ya just now.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Excellent, great to have you! Don't forget to post something in the Gameplay thread to get the campaign listed on your My Campaigns tab. You can delete it after if you'd like.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Given all the Divine characters, I would recommend that Greenclaw grab an Arcane of some sort. :)

Shadow Lodge

Statistician 7.5 +/- 1.5 (95% Confidence Interval)

Sounds good. I was leaning towards taking someone from the recent Occult adventurers deck anyway. I'll pick someone from either the 1st or 2nd deck (if it arrives in the mail before the GameDay).

Shadow Lodge

Statistician 7.5 +/- 1.5 (95% Confidence Interval)

Thinking I'll most likely will go with Rivani, unless I have a late change of heart.

The Exchange

Rivani looks super cool as an Arcane/Int character. Should be fun. I eventually want to play the arcanist but the decks I don't have are the Ultimates.

Oh and Nyctessa was Hell's Vengeance 2, Cartmanbeck.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Rivani is super fun. I'll make a suggestion that you not even worry about the weapon that goes in her deck, as she's much better at combat using spells, and you don't have to recharge a card every time you want to use a spell that has Arcane. :-D

Character Deck

Yep, I'm looking forward to trying her out. She does look pretty cool. Can't believe it is still almost three weeks until we kick off. The suspense!!!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yeah I'm getting a bit antsy about getting started, myself. LOL.

About a week before the beginning, I'll post the starting locations and ask you all for your locations and initiative rolls. I normally assume that people are okay with random turn order, but if you all would prefer to choose the turn order, that's also perfectly fine.

Note that I'll be on a work trip to Las Vegas from March 5-9, so I'll be updating a little less frequently during that first week than I will normally be doing so during the rest of the convention. I will update at least once a day during that time regardless.

Dark Archive

? Retail Worker/11

I'm completely lost. I need to do a walk-through or two because the deck didn't have any instructions I could see in it and my brain is parsing the rules as boilerplate.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Haha no problem at all.

So, for your initial deck, you're going to look at the back of the character card at the card list, and that will tell you how many of each card type should be in your deck (which will add up to 15). Then, you get to choose cards to add to your deck according to the card heirerchy in the guild guide. For a brand-new character, that means you're going to be looking for cards with the "B" deck number at the top right corner, and the "Basic" trait on the left side of the card's art field.

Once you've chosen your Basic cards, you can put those card names into the deck handler on the "DON'T LOOK" sheet, and from there follow the other instructions I linked on the Campaign tab.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Oh and if you're not familiar with the Card Guild Guide, There it is.

Dark Archive

? Retail Worker/11

Okay, so if I have a Gronk built for someone else's table, I'm going to have to use some 1's for Maznar... or do I need to go pull them out of the Gronk deck?

Or is it only allowed to play one deck at a time?

Character Deck

You still have to follow the same rules for the second character, ie. basic B cards first, then non-basic B's etc. So, yes you'll most likely need to pull some cards out of the Gronk deck as it is unlikely you'll be able to build both characters from the same deck without sharing some cards between both.

You can't just use what's left over from the first one, though as that would be breaking the deck construction rules.

I assume it is legal to play two characters simultaneously like that from the class deck. I can't see anything specific against it, but you'll just have to keep accurate records of which cards are used in each deck.

Cartmanbeck will no doubt clarify if I've left something out or misunderstood it.

I'm actually thinking to bring Adowyn now, since this season seems like a good one to use her for.

I haven't looked into the occult decks much yet, but Rivani seems interesting. :)

Quick question: are we supposed to look at the villain/henchman before starting, or not?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

@Wei Ji: You can essentially treat the games as if you had two separate Druid decks. It would be no different than someone registering two characters from the deck, and between each session, writing down the contents of their deck, then splitting and rebuilding for different gaming groups. Totally legit. You would NOT be able to say "okay, I'm using this card for Gronk, so I don't have to use it to build Maznar." That would be against the rules.

@Elinnea: It's fine to look at the villain/henchmen before starting if you like. There are a handful of scenarios/adventures that I know of that specifically bar you from doing so, but most of the time it's assumed that you can see those cards before they're shuffled in for the sake of strategy.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Looks like I have everyone checked in here on this thread, so if you could all post your beginning character deck if you haven't done so, I'll be posting the possible starting locations very soon.

I'd also like to know what timezones everyone is in, because planning turn order by timezone can be helpful to moving things along at a reasonable pace.

Grand Lodge

Deck Handler

Do we post here or in the gameplay thread? And do we draw a hand?

My timezone is Central and I typically post after work between 2-10PM. I can usually post from phone at work during busy segments but that might be difficult in ACG.


Spiked Helm
Bone Spikes
Magic Weapon
Divine Favor
Blessing of The Gods 1
Blessing of The Gods 2
Blessing of The Gods 3
Blessing of The Gods 4
Blessing of The Gods 5

Here it is just in case.

I'm in the US Central time zone, and I am usually able to post in the mornings (8-11) and evenings (5-11pm). That's my pattern for RPG play by post though - I'll have to see how the rhythm goes for PACG.

My starting deck:

Light Crossbow
Call Animal
Crocodile Skin Armor
Desna's Star
Blessing of the Gods
Blessing of the Ancients 1
Blessing of the Ancients 2
Blessing of the Elements

And my deck handler is here

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Don't worry about drawing a hand yet, I just wanted to look at the decks. I'm going to post the locations now, and you can go over to gameplay to roll 1d1000 on initiative. The highest roll will go first, and then we'll pick the rest of the order to maximize turns per day.

Dark Archive

? Retail Worker/11

I'm in Central Standard Time but work in retail and can only post from home at random times, but I try to post two to three times per day if the action moves fast enough for it.

Maznar Deck(?):

Need a sheet to do this in, as current sheet is filled with Gronk for a game I have not heard back from the GM on.

Fire Blade
Frigid Blast
Leather Armor
Conch Shell
Frilled Lizard
Blessing of the Gods 1
Blessing of the Gods 2
Blessing of the Gods 3
Blessing of the Gods 4
Blessing of the Gods 5

Character Deck

I'm from Sydney, Australia, so converting that to US EST, I am active from around 4pm onwards and all through your night, but as you guys are likely getting up in the morning it is approaching midnight and bedtime in my neck of the woods. Changes a little when daylight savings ends over here and starts in the US, though.

Starting Deck:

Hand Crossbow
Spiritual Ally
Acid Jet
Telempathic Projection
Mind Thrust
Frigid Blast
Conch Shell
Potion of Vision
Sign of the Pack
Sign of the Thrush
Blessing of the Gods 1
Blessing of the Gods 2

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