Castamir's Flaxseed Station

Game Master Chris Marsh

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Map
Magabeus wrote:
Note that a captain can not boost a pilot's initiative check, it is not an action.

WHOA. Whoops, I let that happen a few times. Good to know, thanks for the check.


Maps ... Starship combat ... Party Loot Tracker

Quick question, Into the Unknown quests states that you can not slot boons. Does that mean the players do not get any reputation or fame with their faction?


Ashes of Discovery

Nope, they do get both.

Spoiler:
The Variable Rewards boon on the chronicle shows how much of each they earn (either one or two, depending on how many quests were completed), and has the instruction "You can assign the Reputation to any faction that you possess a Champion boon for." This is how they get rep/fame without having any boons slotted.


LoreMaster GM wrote:
Quick question, Into the Unknown quests states that you can not slot boons. Does that mean the players do not get any reputation or fame with their faction?

While the quest does not allow slotting of boons, players still get reputation for their respective factions and fame as normal. Quoting from the chronicle in spoilers, relevant text in bold italics.

Spoiler:

Variable Rewards: The credits, XP, Fame, and Reputation you earn on this Chronicle sheet are based on your level and how many of the quests you complete. Until you play an adventure other than Into the Unknown, you can continue to play the other quests and earn greater rewards—even over multiple sessions. Circle the number of the quests you have completed and check off the clues discovered using the boxes below. Before beginning a different adventure, calculate your rewards for this Chronicle sheet based on the table below. You can assign the Reputation to any faction that you possess a Champion boon for.


Maps ... Starship combat ... Party Loot Tracker

Thanks! I didn't put that together. I appreciate the help!


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Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // Play-by-Post Gameday 7 // // PbP GM Kit // // Kobolds in Kaer Maga

ANNOUNCING PBP GAMEDAY VII!

Yay!


Maps ... Starship combat ... Party Loot Tracker

Very excited! I just applied to be a GM for the special. When will we hear about who is picked to run it? I am just wondering because if I am not picked, I would probably run something else but I would be afraid that would make me miss the support deadline.

Either way, I am looking forward to the convention! Thank you to you all who put all the work in in the background to make these things happen!


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Look forward to playing in the Special as I know I'll be Overseering it locally pretty quickly!

Dataphiles

Female Lashunta ~ Damaya Operative {Ghost}/ 4 | Stamina: 24 | Hp: 28/28 | Resolve: 5/5 | EAC: 20 | KAC: 20 CMD: 28 | F:+1 | R: +7 | W: +4 | Init: +4 | Perception: +11

So, I have a question. Is there a way to have a character 'un-reported' from a game?

Here is the situation. I signed up for a game in the recruitment thread (happened to be first). There was no muster announcement that I saw, and when I checked in, there were already six players in the Gameplay thread. I sent a private message to the GM to find out if I was in the game or not, but received no reply. I figured I was out of his game, so got into another pbp game with the same character. When that game ended a few days ago, the GM of the second game says there was a conflict with the dates in my reported games (due to a violation of the Multi-Session rule policy). It seems that even though I did not play in the first game, that GM reported me as playing. I never posted in the Gameplay thread, nor did I receive a chronicle sheet. The second GM went to the VO's and asked them, and he did provide me with a chronicle sheet for the second game.

So, how do I get this character un-reported from the game I never played it?


Maps ... Starship combat ... Party Loot Tracker

I was unfortunately not picked to run the starfinder special this year (which is understandable, just hope to build my resume before the next multitable special). Part of building my resume will be running a few games during Gameday but had a few questions about that. Are their any special rules for having a game in the gameday (for exapmple, are there any rules against reserved seats? I have a friend who just started organised play in general and wants to learn with me as the GM for awhile before he tries with a stranger, can I add him to a game before it goes public?).

Other than that, I just wanted to thank the awesome people who put the time and effort into making this convention happen and their quick replies about the special.

Silver Crusade

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Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3
Kiv {Ilsia Kivulia} wrote:
So, I have a question. Is there a way to have a character 'un-reported' from a game?

A friendly neighborhood VC (Hmm has an email waiting for her with the details, btw) can do this for ye, since the facts of the "case" are on your side :)


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Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // Play-by-Post Gameday 7 // // PbP GM Kit // // Kobolds in Kaer Maga
LoreMaster GM wrote:

I was unfortunately not picked to run the starfinder special this year (which is understandable, just hope to build my resume before the next multitable special). Part of building my resume will be running a few games during Gameday but had a few questions about that. Are their any special rules for having a game in the gameday (for exapmple, are there any rules against reserved seats? I have a friend who just started organised play in general and wants to learn with me as the GM for awhile before he tries with a stranger, can I add him to a game before it goes public?).

Other than that, I just wanted to thank the awesome people who put the time and effort into making this convention happen and their quick replies about the special.

Yes, I tried to release GMs quickly once it became clear how many had applied to run specials with us. It warms my heart to see you turning around immediately to run a game!

Set up your campaign threads before you register on PBP Gameday’s site. In the first post in either discussion or recruitment, mention that you have a reserved seat and five spaces open.

It’s good to have a buddy with you on a game. HAVE FUN WITH IT!

Hmm


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Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // Play-by-Post Gameday 7 // // PbP GM Kit // // Kobolds in Kaer Maga
CanisDirus wrote:
Kiv {Ilsia Kivulia} wrote:
So, I have a question. Is there a way to have a character 'un-reported' from a game?
A friendly neighborhood VC (Hmm has an email waiting for her with the details, btw) can do this for ye, since the facts of the "case" are on your side :)

The friendly neighborhood VC took care of it. Thanks, Mike!

Hmm

Dataphiles

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Female Lashunta ~ Damaya Operative {Ghost}/ 4 | Stamina: 24 | Hp: 28/28 | Resolve: 5/5 | EAC: 20 | KAC: 20 CMD: 28 | F:+1 | R: +7 | W: +4 | Init: +4 | Perception: +11
GM Hmm wrote:

A friendly neighborhood VC (Hmm has an email waiting for her with the details, btw) can do this for ye, since the facts of the "case" are on your side :)

The friendly neighborhood VC took care of it. Thanks, Mike!

Look...up in the sky.

It's a bird!
It's a plane!

No, it is our online Venture Officer Team! Helping the digital community and saving fun for EVERYONE!

Look there they go.

Up,up and AWAY!

Seriously, thank you for a quick resolution.


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There is a chronicle sheet just starting to appear which has boxes that you get the GM to sign or check off to note your progress towards a boon. We (the PbP Venture Team) have started to get questions about how to handle this for Play-by-Post games.

scenario name:
Skitter Shot

Since the wording on the boon says that your GM may check it off, please treat this like Faction Card check marks, i.e. ask your GM in discussion for permission and how many boxes, and then check the appropriate box(es) yourself.

We would suggest that you also keep a list for yourself of the scenario name, date, GM, and number of boxes so that you don't take credit for the same scenario more than once. If you use primarily paper records, the back of the boon would be ideal; if you use electronic copies, a simple text document kept with the boon would work well.


Your 'played' session list on your My Organised Play played page makes an excellent record/piece of evidence to help with the tracking of these.


Spacefarer Redelia wrote:

Since the wording on the boon says that your GM may check it off, please treat this like Faction Card check marks, i.e. ask your GM in discussion for permission and how many boxes, and then check the appropriate box(es) yourself.

We would suggest that you also keep a list for yourself of the scenario name, date, GM, and number of boxes so that you don't take credit for the same scenario more than once. If you use primarily paper records, the back of the boon would be ideal; if you use electronic copies, a simple text document kept with the boon would work well.

Been wondering if we can do the same for the alien archives boon, especially since practically all my games are played online... :) Did we ever resolve that issue? I might have missed it.


Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // Play-by-Post Gameday 7 // // PbP GM Kit // // Kobolds in Kaer Maga

Yes, please do so!

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Male Human
kuey wrote:
Spacefarer Redelia wrote:

Since the wording on the boon says that your GM may check it off, please treat this like Faction Card check marks, i.e. ask your GM in discussion for permission and how many boxes, and then check the appropriate box(es) yourself.

We would suggest that you also keep a list for yourself of the scenario name, date, GM, and number of boxes so that you don't take credit for the same scenario more than once. If you use primarily paper records, the back of the boon would be ideal; if you use electronic copies, a simple text document kept with the boon would work well.

Been wondering if we can do the same for the alien archives boon, especially since practically all my games are played online... :) Did we ever resolve that issue? I might have missed it.

That would work for past games, but remember that as of June 14th the date window has ended for the Alien Archive boon.


Male Human Nerd 10

Hello all, Just a quick pop in. I am a newly minted Starfinder. I am hoping some kind hearted soul (or beneficently programmed Android) would be able to show me the ropes around here. I am not really even sure if this is where I am supposed to post this kind of thing.

In a nut shell I have been playing table top for years. My experience with PbP on other sites is extensive. I have played Pathfinder one time and not once Starfinder.

I am interested in the Starfinder Society season play, as a player until I become more comfortable, preferably starting at the beginning.

OK thank you for your time and hope to play with you soon.

Silver Crusade

Commencement|DotSS1 |DotSS2

What other RPGs do you have experience with? Any with a d20-type backbone, e.g. D&D 3.5e or 5e? Have you read the Starfinder Core Rulebook, in particular the combat chapters and the chapters about the race/class/etc. you're interested in?


Male Human Nerd 10
GM Paladin wrote:
What other RPGs do you have experience with? Any with a d20-type backbone, e.g. D&D 3.5e or 5e? Have you read the Starfinder Core Rule book, in particular the combat chapters and the chapters about the race/class/etc. you're interested in?

Hi, Thanks for the reply. I got my start in AD&D 2E, was around at the start of 3, dabbled a little in 3.5 and D20 Star Wars. I fell out of D&D into other systems (Shadowrun, Rifts, World of Darkness, Marvel, Fate ect) Until D&D 5e which I was involved in a very long running PBP campaign on another site.

I picked up a copy of the Starfinder core on a whim a week ago and I have been perusing it ever since. I dabbled in character gen using a free character generator and rolled up a Lashunta(Damaya)Outlaw Mechanic. I would be the first to admit it is probably not munchkin-ed to perfection but it seems fun to play.

As for the hard core crunch, I glanced it over and kind of get the idea, I would need some practice to actually learn it though.

:)

Silver Crusade

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It's similar in a lot of ways to 5e, but it's a bit more crunchy, you get more feats than 5e gives you by default, and instead of just advantage/disadvantage, you get mathematical bonuses or penalties to things. Action economy is also tighter, making strategic movement more important. For instance, if you move up and then attack, you can't continue your movement after your attack, unless you have an ability that lets you do that. If you move, you can only attack once, generally, so you have to decide whether your position is good and you want to make multiple attacks, or if you need to move and just get one.

Play-by-post is your preference, you said?


Male Human Nerd 10

Play by post is my primary method of getting my RP fix. It is just too difficult to get a meat space gaming group together.

In your experience does Starfinder translate well to PBP or does it require a lot of "special modifications"? I admit I am kind of worried about the map based aspect in combat. My GM for the 5E game used a map and updated it as we went, I am honestly not sure if that is the norm or he if he was just really dedicated.

I grew up with abstract combat and am comfortable with that if that is what most people use.


Hi, SanityAWOL, and welcome.

To answer your most recent questions, we have a few adaptations that we make so that Starfinder runs smoothly in Play by Post. We change how intiative works a bit (players who go before the next bad guy can go in whatever order they post), and also have to change the order of things in Starship combat a little. Almost all GMs use maps; most often the maps are in a Google Slides or Google Drawings document that the players can also edit to move their own character.

If you want to try a game, keep your eyes open for a game in the 'recruitment' tab and let the GM know that you're new. A lot of the recruitments right now are for games for our convention that starts in August, but there should also be some ordinary games mixed it.

Let us know if you have any other questions; there are lots of friendly people here who are willing to help out.

Silver Crusade

Commencement|DotSS1 |DotSS2

Combat is mostly done using Google Slides for images, or sometimes a VTT like roll20.net. Sometimes combat is done in theatre of the mind, but in Starfinder Society we really are supposed to use a map for nearly everything so that rules are consistent.

The only thing that has a little trouble translating to play-by-post is starship combat, which is usually because starship combats tend to take more rounds than ordinary tactical combat, with each round going quicker in face-to-face play. Play-by-post can slow this down, so GMs usually a few things to speed it up, like moving for players if they go for a day (or less) without posting, if that is slowing down the round.

Organized play follows specific rules, mostly from the core rulebook, with just a few changes specific to the organized play setting. You can get the guide in PDF format here: Link as well as an explanation of the setting, factions, and a "Welcome" boon to help you get started. You should download the guide and make sure your character meets the build rules therein.

After that, there is a play-by-post "convention" starting soon, with the first game slot starting August 13th. However, it might be worth the trouble to run a introductory game for anyone who wants to get a scenario under their character's belt before the special or anything like that.

If you're interested, I could set up a recruitment for The Commencement, which is intended as an introductory scenario.


May I also suggest checking out an upcoming PBP con?? Lots of games coming to an internet-enabled device near you!

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Edit: D'oh! GM Paladin beat me to the punch...

Silver Crusade

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Alright, I've set up recruitment for what will hopefully be a quick run of the Commencement. One spot is reserved for SanityAWOL, and the other 5 slots are first-come-first-serve.

Link


Male Human Nerd 10

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome and helpful advice. I really appreciate it.

@GM Paladin thank you for starting a game for me, I downloaded the Roleplaying guild guide V1.0 and I don't see anything that would disqualify my character. I will head over to your table now. Thank you again.


@SanityAWOL and @GM Paladin - I have a lot of experience with PbP games (both playing and GMing) and I'd be happy to try out a new character there to give someone for SanityAWOL to lean on/play off of


Several important announcements about Gameday VII can be found here.


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Hi, guys,

We're seeing someone trying out posting spam in recruitment threads. If you see this, please 'FLAG' it as 'SPAM.' It's OK to talk about the existence of it, but let's not give the annoying companies that do this any publicity by mentioning who they are or linking to their posts, OK?

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GM Tyranius PFS Reporting Tool | Scenario List | Scenario Sign-up Sheet

Reminder for everyone as I have just been made aware of this. Scenario #1-11 In Pursuit of Scoured Past is missing the bonus reputation in the scenario.

Thurston Hillman Bonus Reputation Link


Enora, Female LN Halfling | Scarab Sages | Arcanist 7 | HP 24/31 | AC 15 T 15 FF 12, (with mage armor: AC 19 T 19 FF 16) | CMB +1, CMD 14 | F: +6, R: +7, W: +7 (+9 fear) | Init: +2 | Perc: +1, SM: -1 Bonded Item 0/1 | Arc. Reservoir Points: 1/6 | Prescience: 1/6 | Speed 30ft | Spells: 1st: 6, 2nd: 3/5, 3rd: 0/4 | Active conditions: -4 Con, -2 Fort. Saves, -14 HP

Hello, sorry if this question on the Unchained Barbarian has already been answered in a FAQ but I could not find anything.

I cannot see the reference on Ex-Barbarians for 'normal' Barbarians which stated a barbarian who becomes lawful loses the ability to rage and cannot gain more levels as a barbarian but retains all other benefits of the class.

Question: What happens to a character with levels in Unchained Barbarian that becomes lawful in PFS?

Lantern Lodge

Sign up sheet Dragon.

@Noral, I think this should be asked over at the Flaxseed lodge .

However as written it appears that there would be no penalty for being lawful. One could argue that they cannot gain levels, as they don't meet the requirements for the class anymore, but there is nothing in the unchained writeup that says they can no longer rage if they become lawful.
And in PFS2, lawful barbarians are permitted. And both Skalds and Bloodragers can be lawful.

Dark Archive

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Concerning the Special.

I am looking over the Sign up sheet and sent a few PM's out to players that have not already signed into their table's thread to see if they have any objections to shifting around so we can fill each of these tables with at least 5 folks.

So there may be a small bit of moving of players here in the next couple of days. Obviously this will all be based on if they signed up to play with a specific GM or not.

So if you see a little movement do not be alarmed. I am not moving anyone around without speaking with them first.


Venture Captain, Play-by-Post "Doom Girl" // PbP Events // Play-by-Post Gameday 7 // // PbP GM Kit // // Kobolds in Kaer Maga

Thank you for taking the time to rebalance tables, Tyranius. Most appreciated.

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