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Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston. 609 posts (892 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 32 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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rknop wrote:
I will say that one change that was made somewhere along the line which is very positive is that the VCs no longer open the briefing by insulting the PCs. In the first couple of seasons, the briefing would start with things like "I asked for the best, but instead I got you. Oh well." More than once I've had groups of players taken aback by this, saying, wait, why are we working for this jerk?

Reading the intros of scenarios where this happens, it appears the VC delivering this treatment is Dennel Hamshamks at least half the time.

Perhaps it's for the best we haven't see that VC lately.

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Since this thread was started, additional resources has become quite clear on the diabolist:

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Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Princes of Darkness

Prestige Class: Diabolist; to qualify for the diabolist prestige class, you must cast lesser planar ally or lesser planar binding (or a similar spell) using one of your own prepared spells or a daily spell slot, and the spell must be on your class spell list.

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Timitius wrote:

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Testing a possible bestiary submission against my players tomorrow.

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I think we'll see the sensible party take one branch, and the silly party take another branch, but which one, I'm not going to tell you.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Just posting this link in case people come seeking the same thing as you in the future :)
You can also use the Faction-specific traits found in the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide.
Which is super revelant for my -34 who will be walking around with no less than 5 character traits, one from each of the five trait categories permitted in CORE.
How? I know there are boons to get an extra trait, but the Additional Traits feat is in the Advanced Players Guide, so not legal for Core.

It is also printed on the final page of the traits web enhancement, which is used in core campaign.

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I named mine after my first sweetheart, Jane. Well, that's what we all called her. None of us could pronounce her proper elvish name. She was only 85 when a fever took her, which is nothing for an elf like her. Life's harsh in Rahadoum, I tell ya.

I decided to leave Rahadoum when I lost her. When I traded up from my ol' crossbow in Alkenstar, I named my new shootin' iron in 'er memory. May she rest in peace.

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I don't know of any way to get a pepperbox rifle, or any other advanced firearm in PFS. This probably leaves double-barreled musket as your dream gun, but also be be sure to read up the Ultimate Combat and Ultimate Equipment errata.

You may also want paper cartridges. They are pricey at low levels, but allow faster reloading of early firearms.

Finally, consider how you will contribute outside combat. What social or knowledge skills can you reliably make checks in?

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I want to see good old fashioned slug throwers. Revolvers, SMGs, and assault rifles at the character level. Machine guns, artillery, and gatling guns mounted on ships.

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Serenity (Firefly)

Vargur (EvE Online)

Galactica (BSG reimagined)

"In rust we trust."

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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I chose my Venture Lieutenant wisely those many years ago.

Congratulations Jesse, you have officially surpassed your teacher.

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Unchained's automatic bonus progression made part of the core rules.

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Dragon78 wrote:

I hope in the next two years we will see 3-5 new elements and expanded ability lists for every element.

Also by then I hope to see at least 12 class specific feats and 15+ class specific magic items.

I'm actually hoping for no new elements. Existing talents are spread thin enough across the existing 7 elements.

I would love to see the existing elements expanded with more talent selection though.

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I'm GMing for a most unusual group. They're all aliens who were abducted by Silver Mount's crew and just released from stasis as the campaign started.

They're all custom races built with the race builder rules, so we have:

A giant rock-man unchained titan mauler, who will dual-wield absolutely anything.
A genderless unchained maneuver master monk.
A flying dhampir-gnome cleric of Yog Sottoth.
A Roswell grey occultist arcanist.
A nocturnal reptilian gunslinger/investigator who's picking up the role of the technology guy.

I'd probably play a pixie-like aerokineticist were I playing and not GMing.

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Concepts I'm currently playing around with:

A gnomish "necromancer" who dresses the part to excess. She won't actually know any necromancy spells though. Her undead minions? Pure illusion magic.

A noble gnomish (again) paladin, charging into battle astride her mighty badger steed.

A knight in black armor, wielding and throwing a blade of pure shadows. Mechanically, this will be void kineticist/Hellknight.

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Snowblind wrote:
That depends on whether or not shoving a beheaded person's head onto their body would make them count as "whole". I would personally say that so long as the person's bits are all together in the right way then raising fixes all physical damage, even if that means reconnecting severed parts.

This is why the Galtan revolution soul binds those they behead. You can never be too sure.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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I predict an incredibly meta, fourth wall shattering adventure in which the PCs must hunt down and vanquish a horde of freshly-mutated server goblins who, fresh off their heist of all the Humble Bundle downloads, have stolen the scenario.

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Gun Dragon wrote:
I am making a Mesmerist Kitsune with the Realistic Likeness feat that is mostly a caster. What spells are must have's for all the 1-6 spell levels?

While it may be tempting to focus entirely on enchantments, take a moment to pick up grease so you have something to contribute against enemies with good will, magic immunity (grease is SR: no), or other tricks that might shutdown your enchantments.

I learned this the hard way, stupid mask golem.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Half-elves can take Half-elf, Elf, or Human FCBs in FPS play.

Half-orcs can take Half-orc or Human FCBs in PFS play, but not Orc, as those are contained in a section of the ARG that is not legal for play.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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If a source is meant to be superseded by a new one, the older source will be removed from additional resources.

As long as the older source remains in additional resources, it remains legal for play. Some of these older sources may have errata, relevant FAQs, or clarifications. But those are all available free on this site.

Use the version of the feat/trait/spell in whatever source you bring to the table (but check the errata, FAQs and PFS campaign clarifications document.)

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Will Huston wrote:
Is there a place that actual says the deific obedience to Lamashtu is not legal for PFS play? I don't actual relish the idea of role-playing it out, but I am building a demon unchained summoner and was planning on worshiping Lamashtu, and I saw the evangelist class for the Mother of Monsters has summoner specific bonuses.

Additional resources: " Misc..: all material in chapter 1 is legal except pages 92-99;" Pages 92-99 are the Lamashtu article which includes her obedience.

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Reviving this thread with my wishlist:

Secrets of the Harrowed Medium - A book dedicated to the 54-spirit Harrow-card based Medium we saw hinted in the playtest.

30 Pages of Kineticist Wild Talents (Working title) - More wild talents for the 7 elements published so far.

Unarmed Tactics Toolbox/Unarmed Master's Handbook - Archetypes for the Unchained Monk, unarmed-focused archetypes for non-monks. Maybe some support for natural weapons too?

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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If something is not listed as legal, then it is not.

However, there is a boon combination that opens up the Ganzi, I'd suggest hitting the boon trading thread.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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We still need volunteers, and there's something new to volunteer for: Demoing the Pathfinder Adventures card game.

You can sign up to lead that on Warhorn. As always 8 hours of running gets a free badge. You'll need a Owlcon.com account to claim your badge as always.

We are also in need of general con volunteers. You can sign up for that at Owlcon.com as well once you have an account and are logged in.

So come; explore, report, volunteer, cooperate!

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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The first wave of player signups is now open, allowing you to sign up for up to 3 events.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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After much planning, I'm ready to announce:

Owlcon 2016

Will be at Rice university in Houston on February 29-21, 2016. And we're bringing not one, but two guests from Paizo along for this campaign: designer Mark Seifter (who works on Pathfinder RPG books like Unchained and Occult Adventures) and PFS developer Linda Zayas-Palmer!

We've got plenty of special events brewing, with Serpent's Rise, True Dragons of Absalom, The Sky Key Solution, as well as The Eternal Obelisk as an out-of-retirement special.

It's not to late to volunteer or GM and claim a free badge for your trouble. PFS GM and volunteer signup is on Warhorn this year, or you can be a general con volunteer at owlcon.com directly.

If you just want to buy a badge and play, don't worry, general signups begin Friday evening, in fact.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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MichaelCullen wrote:
On a silly note, imagine a temple trying to bring back to life a PC. The head cleric must somehow determine that the PC was second level and grab another caster to start casting 12 seconds before the first completes Raise Dead otherwise, the spell works but the PC immediately dies again.

Why 12 seconds? Am I the only one who remembers you can hold the charge on a touch spell like restoration?

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Michael Eshleman wrote:
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Jesse, you sneaky...

Congratulations! Nice to see another five star in Texas.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Season 4 - early season 6 have a habit of assuming you have the following:

Core Rulebook
Bestiary 1
Bestiary 2
Bestiary 3
Bestiary 4
Gamemastery Guide
NPC Codex

I consider that too much to haul personally, so I carry only B1 and CRB. Once I know that I'm running next week, I'll go over the PDFs for the others and print the relevant pages for my scenario. This keeps my hardback book load within reason.

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As I worked to convert my playtest kinetic blade build to the final released version, I started taking notes on what was good and not, those notes became a short guide, then a long one.

As I'm 5 chapters (out of a likely 7) in, I figured it's high time I open it to community feedback.

This is not a general kineticist guide, those have been written. This is a guide to a specific, but still flexible build; the blade kineticist, who rushes into melee to deliver the beatdown with kintetic blade. As such, options will be looked at through the lens of how they interact with kinetic blade.

The guide (and not much else yet) can be found on my blog.

Open to feedback and comments here.

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The Spellscar Drifter It trades out much of the cavalier's charge-related abilities for firearm-related ones, including a free gun. What's missing? Challenge remains melee-only, so you can't use it with your gun.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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John Compton wrote:
You should not need to do anything other than withhold any prestige noted in the adventure

I wasn't thinking in terms of how to/permission to slap them down when they do something wrong, more of wondering how to nudge in the right direction beyond just going, "Are you sure?"

I'll list my examples

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Yikes! Sounds like some players need warnings that evil alignments are not playable, and that is what they are on the road to becoming.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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blackbloodtroll wrote:

I am curious about the line on Page 31:

If you play a non-1st-level pregenerated character, you may apply credit from the pregenerated character to one of your 1st-level characters, with the gp gained reduced to 1,398 gp (or 699 gp for slow advancement track characters).

Does this mean, if I play a Pregen, through a 5-9 Scenario, I can apply the Credit to a first level PC, and have access to Boons/Items of the Chronicle Sheet, along with the 1,398 gp?

Page 31 is in the section detailing 3 XP sanctioned modules. For the similar rule on pregens in 1 XP scenarios scenarios, see page 37. (You get 500 gold if you take a scenario's chronicle down to level 1.) Page 21 also indicates that any boons wait until you are of the sub-tier played before they apply.

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I love the class, but I do wish the talents had been sorted by level instead of alphabetically.

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You may also want to wait until the ACG errata comes out before committing to a build. Mark Seifter confirmed here that Slashing Grace is up for errata which will apparently include letting it apply to light weapons.

Also nice is Piranha Strike, from Sargava, the Lost Colony, which is Power Attack exclusively for light weapons, without that pesky 13 Str requirement.

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Fix the prestige classes and their requirements instead of re-enabling early entry for certain races and builds only.

Maybe re-examine the conventional wisdom that PRCs should not be accessible before 6th level.

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Since using the kinetic blast is a standard action, it looks like the Bullseye Shot feat from inner sea gods might actually have some use coupled with it, as said feat allows you to use a move action to increase your accuracy with a ranged attack in the same turn.

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It's in the Bestiary FAQ.

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chad hale 637 wrote:
Telessar Talimah wrote:
Elven kensai can take the aldori sword (I did)

What is the source for the Aldori Sword?

Title and the page number that shows it.
My Pathfinder Society D.M.s will not let me "Have" something unless I can physically show The referenced material to them.

So, I don't get to fudge. I have to use the rules as they are - not how I want them to be.

Which is proper PFS procedure as laid out in the Guide to Organized Play.

So you'll find the Aldori Dueling Sword on pages 290-291 of the Inner Sea World Guide.

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Seconding this. While I mostly GM society, I now have a variant on the summoner I think I'd actually allow in a home campaign I run.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Give your character a personality, preferably one that is not a stereotype of your race and class. That said, don't overdo it and hog the spotlight or draw out the game.

And yes, please pay attention during the mission briefing. Ask questions if it doesn't seem clear. Take notes if you have to.

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If the GM does not have the resource on them, and the player cannot provide it, how is anyone to know what an ability does at 1st level?

Sometimes you do not have an internet connection to access the PRD. Sometimes someone wants to use a resource that is not on the PRD. This would only shift responsibility onto GMs to have all resources their players want to use.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Demos Titus wrote:
Why not open up the gun weilding archetypes only to characters that possess 1 or more levels of gunslinger and/or add the rule that a character can only ever receive 1 "free" class granted firearm. Thus you keep guns and gunslingers limited (or as limited as they would be anyway) while opening up those options.

Possibly because PFS needs additional rules complexity about as much as it needs thread necromancy.

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Please join me in welcoming new Venture Lieutenants for Houston, TX: Matthew Weltz and Lindsey Long.

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It is here I must confess that I'm currently building a gunslinger named Vera, who will of course call her musket "Jane".

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Houston aka Arutema

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Ferious Thune wrote:
Kelly Youngblood wrote:

Dwarf Paladin of Shelyn.

I already have one of those in the regular campaign. I'm not sure how I could make them different enough.

That might do it.

Dwarven archer paladin of Shelyn with a personality based on Flonne from the Disgaea series it shall be!

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