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Dark Archive

Hmmm...since you mention it, I wonder how many other faction mission are really tough to complete. I believe Wadi has succeeded with all of his missions (so far anyway) but I find it hard to believe all of them are cakewalks.

Maybe Ith or Luke can chime in here. I am curious to know.

Sovereign Court

A few examples that I can think of off the top of my head:

1) DC 20 Charisma check to finish a faction mission.
2) DC 20 or 25 Heal/Knowledge/Handle Animal (with no or only one re-try possible).
3) Performing a 'Steal' combat maneuver to grab something from a flying opponent *in combat* (it has to be done whilst the monster is flying).
4) There are also a bunch of faction missions involving inanimate objects, which, if you don't do them as soon as you encounter them, become impossible to do later, for one reason or another...

Having said that, the official expectation is that PCs only manage to get 2/3 of their Prestige Points...

Unfortunately, this module has a few *rather difficult* faction missions :-/

@Gerald: It is possible to retrieve the painting before the fire-bomb goes off (after all, Alie did identify the painting, but then decided to leave it there for retrieval on the way out) - the problem is, if the trap *is* set off, it specifically states that the painting in question is incinerated :-/

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2015

Lol, that is wild. Steal from a flying creature in combat? Dang!


I've also found that, with a few notable exceptions, Seasons 3 and 4 have more easily accomplished missions than the earlier seasons. Also you're guaranteed at least 1 PP in the later scenarios as long as you complete the overall scenario objective...so even if you blow your mission (or in some cases blow it up!) it's not a total wash.

Star Voter 2013, Star Voter 2015

Interesting to hear about the progression of the missions over the years...

Grand Lodge

Half Elf Rogue [8] | HP 67 | AC 22 T 15 FF 18 | F +5 R +10 W +5 | CMB +10 CMD 25 | Init +5 Perc +14 (low light)

redotting....

Grand Lodge

I had missed all updates on this thread since September. Damn. I'll have to check some other threads to see what I've missed.

So we are getting to the end of this one and I haven't gathered nearly as many GM credits for a new guy as I had imagined back in the middle of vacations :P In fact I got 1 and I'll have a second here in a week or two when the other pbp wraps up. I don't know about bringing in a 1st level guy.

I have a fighter who is 5th level (his last game was actually this one we are playing now), but his paperwork is a bit of a shambles I just found out and he is just high enough that in a few scenarios he wouldn't be able to play any 1-5.

I also have a cleric of Shelyn who is 3rd level plus one XP. She is more of a match to continue with this group, but then we don't have a full bab character. A lot of her options are spent on channeling enhancement (channeling focus, alignment channel, selective channel, improved channel) so she isn't meant to be a melee powerhouse. But if she takes the weight of healing off of Fog we might be able to tool him up a little for melee. She does have a glaive for reach and can throw lightning as Fog does fire. I think I'll plan on bringing her and once we get enough XP gathered up to be in the fighter's range switch to him. I could give her those 2 GM credits and bring her in as 4th level for a little extra boost...

Sovereign Court

In terms of deciding the next module, how do people feel about any of the following:

The Prince of Augustana
Mists of Mwangi
Voice in the Void
The Infernal Vault

Grand Lodge

I've played Prince of Augustana (my first game) and The Infernal Vault.

I'm running Voice in the Void in the other pbp right now, but don't have a player credit.

Haven't played or run Mists.

Grand Lodge

Half Elf Rogue [8] | HP 67 | AC 22 T 15 FF 18 | F +5 R +10 W +5 | CMB +10 CMD 25 | Init +5 Perc +14 (low light)

I've done Voice in the Void...everything else is fair game.

Dark Archive

I have not played in any of these modules, so all are cool to me.

Sovereign Court

Fey Sorcerer 8 | HP 52/55 | AC 15, Touch 13, Flat Footed 13 | CMD 14 | Fort: +7, Ref: +6, Will +8 | Init. +6 | Perception +2 | SM 0

All are fine with me as well. I haven't played any of them.

Sovereign Court

Fey Sorcerer 8 | HP 52/55 | AC 15, Touch 13, Flat Footed 13 | CMD 14 | Fort: +7, Ref: +6, Will +8 | Init. +6 | Perception +2 | SM 0

Sounds good to me about the cleric, ith. We'll find someway to get it done! If we live long enough to level again, I think I'll have Alie take Summn Mnster II as her second level spell, so that might help with melee a bit as well.

Sovereign Court

I will take those options under advisement :-)

The other one that I would like to toss into the mix is:

The Penumbral Accords

(I thought that it might be nice to run the whole 'Blakros Museum' saga.)

Grand Lodge

Half Elf Rogue [8] | HP 67 | AC 22 T 15 FF 18 | F +5 R +10 W +5 | CMB +10 CMD 25 | Init +5 Perc +14 (low light)

Tal has been in the Blakros Museum, albeit briefly. (During Echoes of the Overwatched.) He and the rest of his party were asked never to return...although I doubt the curator ever got a good look at Tal's face.

After Voices in the Void my Inquisitor is adamant that he will never set foot in the place again. Of course he's got some better gear now so he may change his mind one of these days.

Sovereign Court

Just to level with you, the acid *used* to be water, but one of the cultists used (I kid you not) a 'one shot minor artifact' to convert the lake into acid.

However, you needed to make a DC 30 Spellcraft check to work that out...

Dark Archive

Wintergreen's CE PA IT Geek 10/Daddy 6/Physicist 3/Cartographer 1/Runner 1

Any of those are good for me.

The annoying part of the acid thing, is that I've played this at a convetion table, where *everyone* got their fction mission. (Mine took some serious random rolling, a rival faction actually ended up making the check for me to actually get what I needed). So the acid thing is now really annoying me because I can't remember how we did it.

Sovereign Court

Well, you *could* climb along the wall... I have been given specific DCs, in case anyone tries...

Grand Lodge

Yeah- I played this one a couple years ago, but I don't remember this being a dilemma. No idea why. My memory of the entire scenario is kinda fuzzy because real time play doesn't leave a lot of time for lingering over descriptions or exploring. Monsters! Kill!

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Druid

Sooo, what kind of climb would this be? Something easy, something harder?
Any methods to improve or climb?

Sovereign Court

Well, I gave you the description for both walls - At a guess, the 'inner' wall (i.e. the one that is not slick), would be a slightly easier climb, but definitely not one that Kovar could 'take 10' on.

In terms of what could be used to assist you in climbing, well, that is what climbing harnesses, hammers, pitons, and iron spikes are useful for...

'Standard adventuring gear' can occasionally be useful ;-)

Grand Lodge

Half Elf Rogue [8] | HP 67 | AC 22 T 15 FF 18 | F +5 R +10 W +5 | CMB +10 CMD 25 | Init +5 Perc +14 (low light)

Some classes would have the ability to freeze the acid...not me though!

Sovereign Court

With a bit of effort (and to speed things up, so that we don't take a week to make a plan), you are able to work out that whilst 'taking 10', Valeros and Talhaearn are able to climb along the inner wall without any trouble, but all of the others will need to roll if they wish to accompany them... risking a fall into the acid...

Dark Archive

I think Wadi would sit this one out for now. Not sure what he could contribute anyway to the destruction of this altar.

Sovereign Court

Fey Sorcerer 8 | HP 52/55 | AC 15, Touch 13, Flat Footed 13 | CMD 14 | Fort: +7, Ref: +6, Will +8 | Init. +6 | Perception +2 | SM 0

Yep, Alie is out on this one, boys and girls, lol...

Dark Archive

Wintergreen's CE PA IT Geek 10/Daddy 6/Physicist 3/Cartographer 1/Runner 1

Heh, Fog's last ditch plea, and then we are probably done.

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Druid

Fog its up to you, but I don't want to risk death in order to get one PP.

Sovereign Court

Hey, 10d6 acid damage, per round of exposure, would have seriously ruined your day...

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Druid

Good lord!
Well enough said about this faction mission.
Luke- thanks for running this. I had fun. I'd love to continue playing if you keep running games.

-DrGabe/Kovar

Grand Lodge

Half Elf Rogue [8] | HP 67 | AC 22 T 15 FF 18 | F +5 R +10 W +5 | CMB +10 CMD 25 | Init +5 Perc +14 (low light)

Unless there is anyone without hasn't completed at least one faction mission.I'm good to go. If someone still needs a prestige point I'm happy to stick around if there's anything that can be done.

In a pinch Tal could probably forge those paintings...

Grand Lodge

Damn Luke. You beat me to the end on this one. I thought I would finish just before this one, but Voice in the Void is finishing with what is going to end up being a 10+ round fight.

I pretty well finished off updating the cleric last night. She had more credit than I thought. 4th level without applying Voice in the Void or another floating GM credit I have.
Fog> You can prep your spell slots to be a badass on the next one. I'll prep lesser restoration and other stuff with the option to spontaneously cure light or moderate. 5 channels at 2d6. I can do a little melee and will, but you Kovar and Tal should be the lead there. Only 23 hps at 4th level and 16 AC means I won't last long if I try to mix it up too much.

Grand Lodge

Half Elf Rogue [8] | HP 67 | AC 22 T 15 FF 18 | F +5 R +10 W +5 | CMB +10 CMD 25 | Init +5 Perc +14 (low light)

It's OK if we break for a bit until Voices is over...I've got Tal booked into a face to face game and, should he survive, will return to you more powerful than when he left!

In a pinch...I've got a 3rd level melee Inquisitor as well. More sturdy than Tal, but obviously lacks the sneak attack damage. His strength is higher though...so he's strong enough to carry the right gear for any situation!

Dark Archive

Wintergreen's CE PA IT Geek 10/Daddy 6/Physicist 3/Cartographer 1/Runner 1

All sounds good. I'm fine with letting the dust settle, everyone being ready.

I'll have a think, it could be fun to focus Fog compleatly on combat a bit, he has 5 channels too so wont slouch at healing, and a wand for out of combat.

Sovereign Court

Fey Sorcerer 8 | HP 52/55 | AC 15, Touch 13, Flat Footed 13 | CMD 14 | Fort: +7, Ref: +6, Will +8 | Init. +6 | Perception +2 | SM 0

Alie will be ready whenever. I will wait to add her XP until I get her sheet.

Sovereign Court

@Ithuriel: *winces* If it is the final fight, I can well imagine how that could become quite dragged-out...

@Talhaearn: When is your face-to-face game scheduled? I would be happy to 'stall' with some interim roleplaying for a few days, maybe a week, but preferably no longer than that.

Also, Talhaearn and Kovar, I need e-mail addresses for you; you can PM them to me.

Based on what I have heard from people, it looks like the next one that I will run will be 'Mists of Mwangi', followed by 'The Penumbral Accords'.

Sovereign Court

Fey Sorcerer 8 | HP 52/55 | AC 15, Touch 13, Flat Footed 13 | CMD 14 | Fort: +7, Ref: +6, Will +8 | Init. +6 | Perception +2 | SM 0

Sounds like an excellent plan to me, Luke. Heck, if we were to survive those two, it would be 4th level time! And second level spells!!

Liberty's Edge

Male Dwarf HP: 23[23] AC: 23 Firebolt 7[7] +3 (1d6) Channel: 5[5] 1d6 Endure Elements

Sounds Fun to me.

Sovereign Court

Alright, one last thing before I send out the certs, and get ready to start the next game - everyone who wants one, can give me a 'Day Job' roll.

Please be aware that, if you so choose, as of the latest version of the PFS Guide to Organised Play, you can 'take 10' on a Day Job roll :-)

Also, Talhaearn, I need your PFS number...

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Druid

Kovar doesn't work... he camps in the woods looking for a new wolf/animal companion.

Dark Archive

Wintergreen's CE PA IT Geek 10/Daddy 6/Physicist 3/Cartographer 1/Runner 1

Remember Fog doesn't need a sheet, he doesn't count for this one...

Sovereign Court

@Fog: Don't worry; I remembered :-)

Dark Archive

Wadi's Day Job roll: Perform (Act) take 10, total 19.

Grand Lodge

Half Elf Rogue [8] | HP 67 | AC 22 T 15 FF 18 | F +5 R +10 W +5 | CMB +10 CMD 25 | Init +5 Perc +14 (low light)

Tal's PFS #: 6919-1

Sovereign Court

Fey Sorcerer 8 | HP 52/55 | AC 15, Touch 13, Flat Footed 13 | CMD 14 | Fort: +7, Ref: +6, Will +8 | Init. +6 | Perception +2 | SM 0

Take 10 for a 15 total in Perform Vocal.

Sovereign Court

Alright, all of the chronicles have now been e-mailed out. Let me know if there are any problems.

Sovereign Court

Fey Sorcerer 8 | HP 52/55 | AC 15, Touch 13, Flat Footed 13 | CMD 14 | Fort: +7, Ref: +6, Will +8 | Init. +6 | Perception +2 | SM 0

Received mine. Getting a good chunk of gold now!

Dark Archive

Just as an FYI, Wadi has purchased a Necklace of Fireballs (Type II).

Let me know if this is OK.

Grand Lodge

You have enough Fame to unlock up 3,000 gp items for purchase so you should be fine there.

I don't know if this is of interest to you, but here's a comparison:

Necklace of Fireballs II:
Price - 2,700
Damage - 6d6 (x1), 4d6 (x2), 2d6 (x2)
DC - 14
Range - 70 feet
Chance of disaster: Any failed save vs magic fire, followed by failed save for item at +7. Penalty: All remaining beads explode on you.

5 Scrolls of Fireball:
Price - 1875
Damage - 5d6 (x5)
DC - 14
Range - 600 feet
Chance of disaster: CL check vs DC 6. 1 always fails. Failure prompts Wis check DC 5 to avoid mishap. Once you hit CL 5 there is no longer a check or chance of failure.

I always think of the necklaces as a skill monkey item. Spell in a bottle type thing. With it on your spell list you have stronger scrolls as an option. They carry their own risks, but I thought I would put it out there.

Dark Archive

You raise some good points Ith. I am just scared by the chance for spell failure. Once he gets to where he can use them with no chance of failure then yeah the scrolls are a good option.

I just wanted to give Wadi a little extra firepower here.

Grand Lodge

I like the firepower boost no matter where it is coming from. It is time for Wadi to make things go boom. ;)

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