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

"Boom, big badda boom."

The Exchange

Half-Goblin

Has it been announced what the next scenario will be? Just curious.

Sovereign Court

Luke_Parry wrote:
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'.

I hope that answers your question ;-)

Grand Lodge

Sorry to leave you hanging, but I'll intro tomorrow. I have a general background idea, but less so on the personality and didn't have time to work that out today.

I think the Kelish thing was a misunderstanding somehow. Anashka is from Absalom, but ethnically Galtan. She does speak Qadiran though.

Sovereign Court

Ah, Fair enough. I saw that she was Int 10, and assumed that, since she was human, and all humans receive their 'ethnic' language for free, that she had to be Keleshite, since she had 'Qadiran' :-/

For what it is worth, Qadiran is not a language - Kelish is, though ;-)

Sovereign Court

Ah, that makes more sense now - you have a rank in Linguistics :-)

Grand Lodge

I always forget it is Kelish. I'll fix that and intro after work this evening.

Grand Lodge

Are we playing subtier 1-2 or 4-5?

2+3+3+3+3+4= 3 +1 for six players = APL 4

So 4-5 right?

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)

Hmmm...we don't have much of a choice. What does our party make-up look like now?

Grand Lodge

Well, you never have to play above your level. You can choose to play down.

Fog fighter 1 / cleric 1
Wadi sorcerer 3
Alie sorcerer 3
Tal rogue 3
Kobar Druid 3
Anashka cleric 4

Liberty's Edge

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

That does make Fog look a touch fragile! End of this one he will be taking another level though, probably of fighter.

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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

Guys, Alie has roughly 2900 gp right now. I was going to save for a stat boosting item, but as we are playing up, it seems, perhaps buying something to help for this adventure would be a better expenditure.

Any recommendations for her?

Grand Lodge

2 scrolls of enlarge person to boost Fog in case of tough fights?

On the other hand, if we play up Fog's AC of 15 combined with 18 hps is dangerous. With his shield it becomes 16. He could flip to a tower shield for this one (30 gp) giving him 19 before any spells.

If he preps shield of faith +2 deflection.
Protection from Evil is also +2 deflection. (one or the other as they don't stack)
I could prep Aid to get him +1 to hit and some temp hps (one encounter only)

Generally we don't have a lot of hps or AC between us as a group for L4-5. I hadn't anticipated this, but as is I actually have slightly better AC, more hps, hit with more chance of success and hit harder than Fog in melee. Then Tal is better in all departments except max damage per strike than Ana.

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

That's a good point re Fog. I'd be worried Enlarging him and killing his AC with his low hps.

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)

Tier 4-5 makes me nervous with this party make up...but 1-2 is much too low for us. I wish I hadn't involved my Inquisitor in another PbP game...

Sovereign Court

Well, If Fog has the money, a suit of MW Full Plate would certainly help, as well as the tower shield...

I am also not expecting any massive problems with this module... the one after it will be a bit more challenging, but at least Fog will be 3rd level for that one :-)

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

I am the PFS rookie, but this might be the time to try and go the opposite way. Everyone go as lightly armored as possible, pick up bows, etc., and try to outmaneuver the enemies and pick them off from a distance, if possible. And run away, if we have to. Of course, that might be a dumb idea, too.

Grand Lodge

I've never run or played this one, but it was one of the early fan favorites. So much so that it is the only scenario from season 0 that has been converted to PF rules. If Luke thinks it would be alright I'm not too worried.

As far as speed I think only Kovar is slowed down by armor, but Fog and Alie will still be at 20 ft either way. I have a few 1d6 lightning arcs as touch attacks at short range but that is it for the moment.

Sovereign Court

...

I forgot that it had been updated - it has been a while since I ran it!

Downloading the latest version of the module, there are a couple of fights that *might* be challenging at Tier 4-5; you will definitely walk all over Tier 1-2, though.

The choice is yours. Tier 4-5 is appropriate for the party, but you can play down if you wish. However, if you play smart, and if Fog *does not* rush forward on some *very obvious* occasions, you should be fine.

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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

I'm with ith. If Luke thinks we can take it on, let's do it.

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

Ok, The tower shield is an option, the MWFull Plate costs *way* more than my max spend....

He also has plenty of healing stuffs about, even if it means throwing his wand to Ith's character mid fight.

Bought tower shield though...

Grand Lodge

Max spend only applies to magic stuff and +1 to armor or weapons is also always available. If you have the cash it is possible.

I have another wand of CLW so no worry there. 42 charges left.

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

Hmmmm, ok. I thought I probably had that wrong in my head....

I *do* have the cash.... I'll figure it through properly later...

Grand Lodge

Obviously only if that was something you wanted for your character in the long run. We are just throwing out options.

Sovereign Court

As Ithuriel said, we are just trying to provide options for Fog; with Dex 10, the main way that he is going to get AC is by putting on the largest, heaviest suit of armor he can find ;-)

However, if you want to focus on some other aspect of the character, by all means, do so - we just wanted to make sure you knew some of your options :-)

Also, in case it is not clear, I am waiting for other PCs to interact with Ithuriel's new character, before I move the 'plot' forward...

Grand Lodge

Luke, I noticed yesterday that it seems like I could change the name of the campaign. Would you like me to change it to Random Weekend Theater or something else reflecting you as the current GM? It doesn't look like it is possible to change the actual GM of a campaign as far as the forum is concerned.

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

Yeah, it's an interesting conundrum. I was going for a Magic weapon next, and MW Full plate will take that out a bit. Of course, I can sell the scale, which makes it less problematical.

So, what would you more seasoned masters suggest? Really good armour now, and Magic Weapon Later, or less good armour now, and Magic Weapon Now?

Of course, I can prep magic weapon....

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ithuriel wrote:
Luke, I noticed yesterday that it seems like I could change the name of the campaign. Would you like me to change it to Random Weekend Theater or something else reflecting you as the current GM? It doesn't look like it is possible to change the actual GM of a campaign as far as the forum is concerned.

There is a link on the CAMPAIGNS page at the top of the Online Campaign page where you can request this change.

Grand Lodge

Wadi Ahk'kolon wrote:

There is a link on the CAMPAIGNS page at the top of the Online Campaign page where you can request this change.

Wadi> Thanks. Didn't know about that. Request mailed.

Fog> If we are playing up keeping you alive is probably higher priority than the +1 damage. If you are worried about DR/magic you can either prep magic weapon or buy an oil of magic weapon and probably be good for now. With a subtier 4-5 reward you may get nearly enough gold for a +1 weapon enhancement just from that. I think 1-2 averages 500-600 and 4-5 averages 1500-2000. Those are just my impression.

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

I think keeping you upright is more important as well, Fog. Just buy an oil of magic weapon or two and I'd think you'd be good.

Sovereign Court

I realise that it is a bit late to say anything now, but I honestly don't mind if Ithuriel keeps 'control' of the thread ;-)

Regarding Fog's questions, I usually consider a MW weapon and MW armor (generally full plate) to be my first important purchases with a character - although nice, having a magic weapon does not really start to crop up as being *essential* until around level 6 or so (although there are creatures with DR/Magic, and incorporeal creatures, they do not crop up routinely); until that point, having an oil of magic weapon is generally fine.

That said, I usually consider it to be useful to have weapons constructed of the various 'flavors' - cold iron, silver, adamantine, slashing, bludgeoning, piercing, and reach. Weapon based characters really *do* end-up with a 'golf-bag-of-weapons' ;-)

Also, also Ithuriel noted, after the next two games, you will have around 3,000gp just from the modules, so enchanting your weapon should not be a problem ;-)

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

Cool, that's pretty conclusive. :) I hadn't realised the amount of gold went up that drastically!

So, next question.

Full plate which will leave me with a few GP (less than 10) or half plate at less than half the price? Difference is 1AC

Sovereign Court

I recommend full plate.

Look at it this way - +1 half-plate, which has the same AC bonus as full plate, costs more; +2 half-plate, which has the same AC bonus as +1 full plate, costs substantially more; et cetera.

In terms of economy as you increase in level, the initial outlay on full plate is worth it :-)

Grand Lodge

Agreed. Look at it this way-

Increasing your AC by one costs a minimum of 2000 gp (via enhancement, ring, amulet of natural armor, etc). Once you have a +1 from all of those sources the cost increases exponentially. The only shortcut to all of that is getting a head start on your non magical armor. The double cost of full vs half plate is nothing compared to what you are going to be paying in the long run.

Sovereign Court

Actually, just so Fog is not confused, via enhancement, it is 1,000 for +1 on Armor; +2000 for +1 on weapons, and 2,000 for Amulets of Natural Armor +1, and Rings of Protection +1 ;-)

That said, it is definitely still more economical to 'outlay' for better Masterwork armor to start with...

Grand Lodge

I had just come back to edit that when I realized I was using the +1 weapon price. You were too fast. :shake fist:

Sovereign Court

Heh. Sorry - I did not notice I was commenting so soon after you had posted ;-)

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

Ok, full plate bought and sorted. With selling the scale, i'm at 61GP....

Now AC23 with the tower shield, and can use it for cover if I need to....

Grand Lodge

Whoo hoo! You are officially our tank now :)

The only downside is needing a free hand to cast. I think you can channel without a free hand, but I'm not 100% sure.

Sovereign Court

You need to 'present your holy symbol' in order to channel...

That said, there are a few ways to get around that - consecrated weapons (+150gp) and sacred shields (+100gp) count as holy symbols, so you can 'present' them :-)

Liberty's Edge

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

Depends if you fancy channeling and hiding at the same time. I tend to channel *after* battles because i don't have selective channeling anyway.

The tower shield isn't any worse for that than a normal shield is.

Grand Lodge

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you celebrating today :)

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)

Happy Thanksgiving indeed! My family is celebrating the holiday on Saturday (my wife and mother-in-law are both working today) so its just me & the dog tonight!

Grand Lodge

We're doing Sunday here since it isnt a holiday and everyone has to work. We did brine a turkey today though so that's something :)

Liberty's Edge

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

Ohhh, this could be fun. But wearing full plate is going to temper it.

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

This more than makes up for not getting rewards for the last game.

I hope no one takes offense out of character at Fog's deeds....

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

Neanderthal Fog is funny, lol.

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

I get the feeling he's going to be mortified if he ever gets healed.... He may blush for a month!

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Druid

Funny until he knocks one of the ladies out and drags them into a corner... then its hysterical!
One of the things I like about these boards in particular is that you can really take the time to role play if that is your thing. Well done Luke (and of course Fog!).

Sovereign Court

I am glad that Fog is having fun ;-)

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