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[PFS] GM Stonegarde's First Steps Table 2 (Inactive)

Game Master Stonegarde

Handouts and Maps



Welcome to my PbP game for First Steps, Part I: In Service to Lore , tier 1. Hope you have a blast!

Before we start, I would to share some of my ground rules. (In spoiler tags to not take up space.)

Guidelines:

PbP Matters
1. This discussion thread is open for all OOC matters, so no ooc tag needed. For OOC matters in the gameplay thread, please use the [ ooc ] tag.
2. Please post at least once a day, including on weekends. If you would be away, please let me know in advance where possible, and we can work something out. Otherwise, if you go missing, where necessary, I will bot your characters for the sake of the rest of everyone else. Thus, a good idea is to leave botting instructions for combat (with dice rolls) and non-combat in your profile page beforehand.

3. If you have any disagreements over some of my GM calls or interpretation of the scenario, please take it to the discussion thread or, even better, pm me.

4. If you have played and/or GMed this scenario before, or are currently GMing this for another table, please do not metagame or spoil the plot. And please let me know.

5. I would have thought this would go without mentioning until I encountered this, so… It is the responsibility of the player to keep track of the game, including referencing the map on google slides. I understand that there are times where it is inconvenient to do so. In that case, please be as specific as you can as to where you wish your character to move, what actions to take, etc. If you regularly have issues with accessing the google slides, you might want to reconsider playing via PbP, especially for PFS as there is always combat, and thus map dependent.

Combat
6. Once surprise (if any) and initiative is determined, for the group of characters who can take actions, I would resolve actions in posting order, NOT initiative order. I used to do the latter but it doesn’t work that well in PbP, so am going with the former instead.

Rolls and Skill Checks
7. I would do your initiative rolls, as well as perception rolls for the purpose of determining surprise (if any).

8. On knowledge checks for general information, I would usually put them in spoilers with the necessary DCs. Just go ahead to roll, and I'll trust that you would resist reading them if the roll fails (or least not to metagame). (Don’t forget that you can make knowledge checks untrained for DC10.) There might be exceptions for plot-critical information though, where I would explicitly ask for knowledge checks. As for knowledge checks for monster lore, I would put the most basic information in spoiler as well, i.e. identity and one important info. If your roll would reveal more, I’ll provide in the next post. If you wish, you can ask for what information you want, e.g. DR, resistances, special attacks, etc.

9. On skill checks where there could be team effort involved, e.g. finding a hidden trail with survival, influencing attitude of NPCs with diplomacy, please be explicit when making the rolls whether you are attempting the check on your own, or whether you are assisting. (And take note of the pros and cons of either.) There might be situations where only one character is allowed to attempt the check (and the rest to assist) – I’ll state so explicitly if that’s the case.

10. On skill checks in general, if I feel you have roleplayed well, e.g. gave a good description of what your character does to search for a trail, came up with creative ways to befriend a hostile NPC, gave a very rousing speech, I would give bonuses, or even waive the DC altogether. :)

Roleplaying Matters
11. The maps and handouts link (at the top of the page) would display all the maps, handouts, pictures, etc as the scenario progresses. The most current page would be right on top, while previous ones would be left there for your reference. (Incidentally, Android and IOS has the Google Slides app in case you work off mobile devices.)

12. Please have your full character information up on your character's profile page for my vetting. Also, please have your stat block updated with the key information. Minimally please have your current hp vs max hp, AC (normal, touch and flat-footed), all three saves and movement. Feel free to include others.

13. Finally, playing by pbp provides many advantages compared to face-to-face games, the chief one being having the time and space to flesh out your thoughts and actions. So please make use of this and have posts that are more than simply dice rolls. :)

Getting Started
Ok with that out of the way, a few tasks before we kick off.

A. Go to the Gameplay page and dot.
B. Go to the maps and handouts page and fill out the table there. (Don’t worry about the 3 boxes below the table, i.e. token, initiative and perception. I’ll take care of that.)
C. In this Discussion thread, do your day job rolls (if any), and share whatever OOC information you would like the rest of the party to know about your character e.g. class, level, special abilities. We’ll leave character descriptions and introductions to the gameplay thread later when we are about to start.


Thanks for the invite! I will be rolling up a new character. What class is everyone bringing?

@Stonegarde: Just wanted to make sure, do you know about Gameday 6? It's a convention for pbp pfs games which starts this Friday the 25th. If we don't start until then, you can receive a GM race boon via convention support. Only thing different is you need to register the game at pbpgameday.com.


Tundran wrote:


@Stonegarde: Just wanted to make sure, do you know about Gameday 6? It's a convention for pbp pfs games which starts this Friday the 25th. If we don't start until then, you can receive a GM race boon via convention support. Only thing different is you need to register the game at pbpgameday.com.

Thanks for the heads up, we are register for Gameday 6 and will hopefully start this Friday.

Sovereign Court

Female Human Telekinecticist 1 | AC 15/13/12 | HP 11/11 | F+4,R+3,W+2 | Percept.+5 | Init.+5 | CMD 14 |

Sorry, I posted for the wrong table! I'm correct now, I think.

If anyone can use a CLW wand, I'll cash in my prestige and get us one. Just let me know.

Grand Lodge

m dwarf warpriest 1L[INT:+2] (AC:17/11/16)(HP: 12)(F:5/R:2/W:3)(PERC:+2)(INIT:+1)(CMD: 14/13/+4 vs. bullrush/trip while standing on ground)

Thank you for the re-roll.
Here goes:
profession(scribe): 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (14) + 4 = 18

I do have a player-portfolio and a sky key t-shirt. not sure if those are valid re-rolls on pbp or not.

If you have any questions about my character feel free to pm me.

Grand Lodge

m dwarf warpriest 1L[INT:+2] (AC:17/11/16)(HP: 12)(F:5/R:2/W:3)(PERC:+2)(INIT:+1)(CMD: 14/13/+4 vs. bullrush/trip while standing on ground)

Richelle, I have a 3L cryokineticist, Glorne.

I read that you have +4 in UMD, from what I remember, you can use it on a CL Wand. I believe you need a 20, but it doesn't waste a charge if you fail.
Can anyone confirm/deny for us?

Sovereign Court

Female Human Telekinecticist 1 | AC 15/13/12 | HP 11/11 | F+4,R+3,W+2 | Percept.+5 | Init.+5 | CMD 14 |

That's true, but I'm hoping there is someone who is a little more consistent with it than just me!


I have a summoning focused arcanist, so the only way I can use that wand is with UMD.
PS I'm new to play by post so feel free to let me know if I'm missing anything


I don't have a straight cleric yet, so maybe that's what I will make now. Unless someone else is planning to bring one?

Looks like we could use some frontliners too besides the summons. So far there is:

kineticist
sorceror
arcanist
cleric?

The Exchange

Human Gunslinger Musket Master 3 | AC 20/15/15 | HP 28/28 | F+4,R+7,W+4 | Perception +8 | Init+8 | CMD 17

Alani Fox Day Job Sailor: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (7) + 6 = 13

Musket Master Gunslinger with Alchemical catridges of Dragon Fire and regular rounds, she usually uses Dragon Fire 15' cone effect

sorry not a frontliner, but if you absolutely want one I can get one for ya instead of Alani


I took the archetype that gets 3-5 uses per day of standard action, minute per level summon monster 1. So at least we'll always have summons...

Grand Lodge

m dwarf warpriest 1L[INT:+2] (AC:17/11/16)(HP: 12)(F:5/R:2/W:3)(PERC:+2)(INIT:+1)(CMD: 14/13/+4 vs. bullrush/trip while standing on ground)

This character is a 1L copy of one I have played to 12.3L.

I will remake him into a warpriest and re-post.

Grand Lodge

m dwarf warpriest 1L[INT:+2] (AC:17/11/16)(HP: 12)(F:5/R:2/W:3)(PERC:+2)(INIT:+1)(CMD: 14/13/+4 vs. bullrush/trip while standing on ground)

All Done! Like him already.


Just a couple days tell we get started! Looks like the party makeup is solidifying, good job.

I just a couple administrator notes:

I need everyone edit their profile and place a stat block in your CLASS/LEVEL input field.

The stat block should be very similar to what you see under
Richelle Alain name when she posts.

Example:
Female Human Telekinecticist 1 | AC 15/13/12 | HP 11/11 | F+4,R+3,W+2 | Percept.+5 | Init.+5 | CMD 14 |

Lastly everyone make sure you fill out the form in the handouts link, more detail in my first post.

If you need help or have any questions just ask!

If we get things in order I will open up the game play thread for some early RP tomorrow, though we will not start properly tell Friday.

Dark Archive

Male Human Arcanist (Occultist) 1|AC 12/12/10|HP 4/9|F+2,R+2,W+0|Percept.-1|Init.+8|CMD 10|Spell L1:1|Arcane Res. 2/4|

This is the character for Destructive Testing.

Grand Lodge

m dwarf warpriest 1L[INT:+2] (AC:17/11/16)(HP: 12)(F:5/R:2/W:3)(PERC:+2)(INIT:+1)(CMD: 14/13/+4 vs. bullrush/trip while standing on ground)

updated profile/stat block

Liberty's Edge

male gunslinger 1 | HP 13 | AC 17; Touch 15; FF 13 | F +5; R +7; W +3 | CMB +0; CMD 14 | Speed 30 ft | Init +4 | Perc +7 | Stealth: +3 gunslinger 1

Is this full?


Evan Goodbarrel wrote:
Is this full?

Yes. I do have a slot open on another table I was reserving, but it looks like it fell through. You can check in here.

Sovereign Court

male grippli cleric of Gozreh 1 | HP 10/10, wooden fist 7/7, storm burst 7/7 | AC 19, T 14, FF 16 | F +3, R +3, W +6 | CMB -1, CMD 12 | Spd 20', climb 20' | Perc +9 | Init +5

OK, got my cleric put together. I think I'm ready to go!

Silver Crusade

male Half-Orc
Spoiler:
AC 15/T12/FF13 HP 10/10 F+4 R+6 W+4 Init +2 Perception +4
Archologist Bard 1

Hello I am ready! But I think I was too late!


Felix of the Golden Coin wrote:
Hello I am ready! But I think I was too late!

Jump in now you should be fine.

Dark Archive

Male Human Arcanist (Occultist) 1|AC 12/12/10|HP 4/9|F+2,R+2,W+0|Percept.-1|Init.+8|CMD 10|Spell L1:1|Arcane Res. 2/4|

What is the etiquette on summoned monsters? Do I create a forum alias for the summoned monsters or just supply the stat block and positioning information?


I put avatar on the map for the eagle.

As long as I have an easy reference to its stats (like the stat block you posted) I am pretty much good with anything.

Grand Lodge

m dwarf warpriest 1L[INT:+2] (AC:17/11/16)(HP: 12)(F:5/R:2/W:3)(PERC:+2)(INIT:+1)(CMD: 14/13/+4 vs. bullrush/trip while standing on ground)

I have a player portfolio and a sky key t-shirt. I am not sure if the re-rolls apply to online play.


It applies.

Grand Lodge

m dwarf warpriest 1L[INT:+2] (AC:17/11/16)(HP: 12)(F:5/R:2/W:3)(PERC:+2)(INIT:+1)(CMD: 14/13/+4 vs. bullrush/trip while standing on ground)

I apologize for taking so long to post my sense motive check. I was gone most of the day checking in on fellow (older) veterans to see how they were doing with all the smoke around here. For those who don't know, there are almost 700 fires across the state of Oregon. Washington, Idaho, and Montana are getting hit bad as well.

Sovereign Court

Female Human Telekinecticist 1 | AC 15/13/12 | HP 11/11 | F+4,R+3,W+2 | Percept.+5 | Init.+5 | CMD 14 |

Yay! Thanks for running a great game, DM! This is easily my favorite repeatable scenario.


Rolling for boons:

GM: 1d20 ⇒ 8
Alani: 1d20 ⇒ 17
Joe: 1d20 ⇒ 19
Gili: 1d20 ⇒ 1
Richelle: 1d20 ⇒ 15
Thorur: 1d20 ⇒ 12

Congrats Joe!
And your boon is
boon: 1d4 ⇒ 1
Scholar of the Sages / Model Pathfinder!

Chronicles are here.

Sovereign Court

male grippli cleric of Gozreh 1 | HP 10/10, wooden fist 7/7, storm burst 7/7 | AC 19, T 14, FF 16 | F +3, R +3, W +6 | CMB -1, CMD 12 | Spd 20', climb 20' | Perc +9 | Init +5

Chronicle looks great! Thanks for a fun, quick run! :D


Drifter Joe, I need to grab your email so you can receive your boon properly. Feel free to pm with the information.

Grand Lodge

@Drifter Joe:

Please send me your email address, so I can send you your player boon. (Wasn't included in the GM's reporting of the session.)

Send it to SmithLAIII@gmail.com, and I'll shoot it to you right away.

Thanks.

Larry Smith
aka GM Lorenzo

Grand Lodge

Follow Up

@Drifter Joe:

Please send me your email address, so I can send you your player boon. (Wasn't included in the GM's reporting of the session.)

Send it to SmithLAIII@gmail.com, and I'll shoot it to you right away.

Thanks.

Larry Smith
aka GM Lorenzo

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