Solstice Scar GM Thread - Session Two (Inactive)

Game Master Granta

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Noted, just sing out!

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Wait, this is for session 2, I'll be running my own table lol.

Dark Archive

Goblins|| ...||Heresy

I hate to do this to you, but I'm going to have to drop out as a GM. I'm starting a new job in a few weeks, and I expect to be pretty busy with it. I wouldn't want to hold my table back since I can't guarantee I can dedicate the required time for a special.

Shadow Lodge

Male Human (Minnesotan) GM 5 The Commencement (replayers)

GM Granta, I have someone who would like to GM that could take over for GM Turmoil...

I'll have him reply to this post...

Dark Archive

That's me! I'd be up to take the table!

Sovereign Court

Congrats, Turmoil! Good luck with the new job.

Sovereign Court

Fuzzfoot will be replacing Turmoil. Could he and Eddv please fill in their GM details here?

I'm still talking to Neal, and hopefully we'll bring him in as a backup.


GSC | GSD | RotR | Segang

Congrats, Turmoil! Hope it works out well.

Shadow Lodge

Male Human (Minnesotan) GM 5 The Commencement (replayers)

BTW, if it matters, I will vouch 100% for Neal. While he isn't incredibly experienced as a PbP GM, he's done a good deal of PbP playing, and is a fantastic GM.

Ok, maybe I am biased, is he is one of my "soon to be venture-lieutenants", but I have the right. I am sure Hilary would back me up on this! :D

Sovereign Court

Hilary already gave Neal a glowing recommendation, but I still can't go with somebody who has never GMed a PbP game before.


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

Any word on when to expect scenario support? I'm kind of pumped to start reading through.

Liberty's Edge

Logistics question. How soon would you like us to put up gameplay/discussion threads? Should we do it before or after recruitment? I see pros and cons to each

Sovereign Court

I believe Hmm is submitting for scenario support today or tomorrow, but there doesn't seem to be any reliable turnaround time on that process.

As to gameplay/discussion threads: go with whatever you prefer. All I really care about is that your players are all checked in and ready to go on October 6.

Liberty's Edge

BTW, the prewritten text blocks are excellent for making posting faster. Thanks for getting that together.

Sovereign Court

GM Lorenzo is the one who wrote all of the pre-formatted posts. I just broke it down into by subtier documents, to make them more accessible.

Sovereign Court

I just submitted all of your games to the GameDay VI website, so everybody should be getting a confirmation email for their game. If you did not get the email, please let me know, because that means I made a mistake somewhere.

Silver Crusade

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Down the Verdant Path | Faithless & Forgotten | Portent's Peril

Yes, thanks to everyone who put in so much work to make things easier on we GMs! *bows and scrapes*

My gameplay thread is up and I got my confirmation email so I think I'm good for the time being :)

Grand Lodge

Heroes for Highdelve 2 | Gallows 3 || Spell Templates

Seriously, those pre-formatted posts are going to help a ton. Just got my thread up and, well, pretty much everything GM Ladile said :P

Grand Lodge

Just found out, that I don't have this one in my downloads. I missed that it's available on request only. Any chance you could put me on the list for scenario support?


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

I will add you back in, Baerlie. Thank you for posting this right now. When I saw that you'd listed having this, I'd assumed it was due to some in person convention in Germany. This is one of the places where Scenario Support gets tricky. Were supposed to leave off VOs because they alledgedly have everything, but VAs and VLs won't necessarily have the modules, and VCs won't have Cosmic Captive, Solstice Scar and Assault on Absalom...

Hmm

Liberty's Edge

These haven't filled quite as quickly as I had expected. Is this just the wait listers?

Sovereign Court

This is the second time around, so I'm sure it'll take longer.

Grand Lodge

Heroes for Highdelve 2 | Gallows 3 || Spell Templates

The special showed up to me today. Thanks Hmm!

Silver Crusade

Down the Verdant Path | Faithless & Forgotten | Portent's Peril

I know that scenario support was sent off not too long ago but I've yet to receive mine; should I panic yet or are they just trickling in bit by bit? :)

Sovereign Court

My guess is the latter. I think 1-2 weeks before the start date is standard.

Let's do a roll call, though. Who still needs the scenario?


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

Looks like I still need it. :)

Liberty's Edge

I have it from GenCon, so all good here.

Silver Crusade

Down the Verdant Path | Faithless & Forgotten | Portent's Peril

I guess I'm one of the few who still needs it, but I'm not too worried yet since we've still got a little over two weeks until the start date :)


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

I'm going to be moving at the end of the month and right now have a few days off. But things are going to get hectic these next few weeks for me. If possible, could we get the scenario soon? It would make life a little easier. That way I could get fully prepped before the move.


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

So I need to check with Tonya for Ladile and Michael Cullen?

Hmm

Sovereign Court

If you haven't already, please create your gameplay thread and make sure that all players have dotted in. Once they have, post a link to your game here.


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

10-11 non core


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

I shamelessly copied DM HMMs maps ;)

Shared prep makes these much easier.

Silver Crusade

Down the Verdant Path | Faithless & Forgotten | Portent's Peril

Here's my table,
3-4 non-Core!

Sovereign Court

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MichaelCullen wrote:
Shared prep makes these much easier.

Check the gameplay thread. There is more shared prep than that. And those are my maps you copied :-p


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

Does anyone know if Baerlie received her copy?

Hmm


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1
GM Granta wrote:
MichaelCullen wrote:
Shared prep makes these much easier.
Check the gameplay thread. There is more shared prep than that. And those are my maps you copied :-p

Thanks Granta!

Grand Lodge

GM Hmm wrote:
Does anyone know if Baerlie received her copy? Hmm

Yes, I did!

-Posted with Wayfinder

Silver Crusade

Down the Verdant Path | Faithless & Forgotten | Portent's Peril

Though everyone might've already seen it mentioned in the Recruitment section of Flaxseed, it's been brought to my attention that the 5-6 Standard table (Fuzzfoot's, I believe) has a level 4 player (Kibbleswitch) signed up and one of the other players (Bigguyinblack) has inquired at my table to see if anyone there has a 5-6 and would be willing to swap spots. So far no responses from any of my players but hopefully I'll start hearing either Yea or Nay from them sometime today.

Liberty's Edge

Core 1-2

Sorry missed you wanted link here. I have the campaign linked in the signup sheet as well.

Sovereign Court

You've got a typo in the link, Thrawn.

Grand Lodge

Heroes for Highdelve 2 | Gallows 3 || Spell Templates

Standard 1-2

4 of my 6 are checked in. Going to send another round of PMs today to get the last couple.


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

Still need the scenario in my downloads. I’m moving in a couple days and had hoped to get through it before then.


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

Tonya told me that she was dropping it to you guys. She told me this on Friday.

Hmm


6/6 checked in here!


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

So, looking for some PbP advice. One of my player’s builds is built around AOOs. Up to six a round (and 20 feet of reach). With these AOOs he disarms, or trips, or repositions. He has tons of options that occur outside of his turn. Any suggestions on a good way to run this. I suggested that he give me a script of what AOOs he would take and then I would follow that script as my NPCs provoke in my posts.

The downsides to this option are that he needs to make all his decscisons beforehand and that I would be the one taking most of his actions in combat.

It is not really possible to wait for a reply post at each provocation in a PbP.

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions on ways they have seen this type of thing work in the past?

Grand Lodge

GM

Get a solid if/than flowchart of his AoOs and have him give any exceptions to that whenever he gets a chance. If he beats you to the post great, if not you have a flowchart to fall back on. I made the mistake of running a character with insane amounts of reactions on PbP once... I tried hard to make a good set of cases for the GM to follow but it can be tough. Also, if something provokes an AoO, use your judgement to see if his AoO will affect the flow of combat. If you think it wont, sometimes you can just wait for them to take their normal turn and add it to their actions. This usually just applies if there aren't any intervening actions taking place that involves that monster.


GSC | GSD | RotR | Segang

I think the flow chart is good, especially if he/she has a standard plan - and they probably do in this case.

Another thing I would do is have a quick discussion with that player and explain that due to their choice in character, that they will be expected to check and post far more often than the normal expectation (which is already typically accelerated in specials). If they are dedicated enough, and if you are able to keep up, then this can work in PbP.

Sovereign Court

@Michael: First off, reposition is a standard action, so check to see if he has a special ability that allows it to be done in place of a melee attack. I'm not aware of such an ability, but it might exist in an archetype somewhere.

And in addition to what The Man and Fuzzfoot said, I would have the player give you extra d20 rolls in all of his posts--and also make sure that you understand his various modifiers, if they aren't all the same.


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

And have him write up a 'BOT ME' spoiler. Do AoOs under spoilers as well. I ask the same of Swashbucklers with Parry/Riposte.

Grand Lodge

Opened my campaign as well.

Standard 1-2

Four checked in already, one stepped back. Waiting for the last one, but at least it's a legal table.

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