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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 8,593 posts (24,528 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 15 aliases.


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So I'm thinking of a rogue. Not sure of the race, but he or she is hiding in Falcon's Hollow until the heat dies down. Not sure what has caused the heat. But it gives us a trap-finder, which might come in handy. Clearly, an expert burglar with nothing much of value to burgle in a company town of down-trodden workers is going to have a lot of time on his hands... Also thinking of Bad Day in Town trait.

Lets get some stats:
4d6 - 1 ⇒ (2, 2, 1, 4) - 1 = 8
4d6 - 1 ⇒ (6, 4, 1, 1) - 1 = 11
4d6 - 1 ⇒ (1, 2, 5, 1) - 1 = 8
4d6 - 2 ⇒ (2, 2, 3, 4) - 2 = 9
4d6 - 2 ⇒ (2, 6, 5, 3) - 2 = 14
4d6 - 2 ⇒ (3, 6, 2, 6) - 2 = 15

OK, fairly craptacular stats, but you know what, I can work with them. Human rogue on the way.

STR 8
DEX 17
CON 11
INT 14
WIS 8
CHA 9

So we are looking at a weedy runt, clever with his hands, smart but not cunning, trusting the wrong people and saying the wrong things at the wrong time. So now he's washed up in Falcon Hollow without any money or prospects. Add some self-pity too, just to make him that bit extra annoying. And to add it all, he's now got a bad cough...

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We seem fairly well set. We've got a healer (oracle), an arcane caster and back-up healer (witch), and a fighter-type. While I thought about brawler, I'm also happy to "go rogue" - I don't have a fixed concept in mind at this stage, and I'm happy to roll with whatever (whereas other players have names and all sorts sorted). So I'm happy to fit in.

A word to AG - investigators can be a little bit under-powered.

Also, what level are we (I'm assuming 1st)?

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Hi Mothy, along with everyone else I hope the operation goes fine. But on to more serious matters - I'm thinking half-orc brawler, multi-classing with barbarian.

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Just to let you all know, I am away for the weekend and won't be posting much until Monday evening.

The Exchange

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Just to let you all know, I am away for the weekend and won't be posting much until Monday evening.

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Just to let you all know, I am away for the weekend and won't be posting much until Monday evening.

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To continue the hijack of my own thread, I shall consider my character concept. Just to let you all know, I am away for the weekend and won't be posting much until Monday evening.

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Just to let you all know, I am away for the weekend and won't be posting much until Monday evening.

The Exchange

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Just to let you all know, I am away for the weekend and won't be posting much until Monday evening.

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Although I seemed to pour a bit of cold water on the other thread, I would be very interested in a Mothy-run PbP, by the way. Just not a big Jade Regent fan.

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Undone by a filled pastry. They can put it on your tombstone.

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We are near the end of part 4. I reckon we'll finish the whole thing by 2525.

I'm not a huge fan of Jade Regent. I found it a bit uninspiring and it only really gets going (IMHO) once you get to Tian Xia in part 4 (which is a really good dungeon by Richard Pett). In fact, I gave up my AP subscription after Jade Regent, since I felt the APs were getting a bit formulaic. As a consequence I missed the whole pirate AP, and then rejoined for the one after (the Varisian one, which was actually pretty good).

So, funnily enough, the one I'd be quite interested in would be the pirate one. Not sure if Mothy likes that one, of course. But the Darkmoon Vale stuff is also cool.

The Exchange

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Getting quite close to the next level.

The Exchange

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Did you include the 200xp for depositing Horgus?

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OK, I'm out of here for a week. See you when I get back.

The Exchange

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OK, I'm out of here for a week. See you when I get back.

The Exchange

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OK, I'm out of here for a week. See you when I get back.

The Exchange

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OK, I'm out of here for a week. See you when I get back.

The Exchange

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OK, I'm out of here for a week. See you when I get back.

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You are still listed as an active player - not sure why that might be, but funnily enough another player in another game was saying the same thing. Possibly the website is playing up.

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Just to let you know, I will be away for a week on holiday from Saturday. It is highly unlikely I will be updating.

The Exchange

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Just to let you know, I will be away for a week on holiday from Saturday. It is highly unlikely I will be updating.

The Exchange

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Just to let you know, I will be away for a week on holiday from Saturday. It is highly unlikely I will be updating.

The Exchange

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OK, we'll run with that.

Just to let you know, I will be away for a week on holiday from Saturday. It is highly unlikely I will be updating.

The Exchange

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I'm not sure what the minimum is in the UK, but I work in banking which has tended to have quite generous benefits and holiday entitlements. 30 days a year (not including bank holidays) is not uncommon in banks - for me here it's 25, but you can (and I do) purchase another 5 days. Plus I've got some carry-forward from last year. But even the UK is relatively parsimonious in its holiday entitlements compared to places like France and Germany.

Anyway, thanks for asking - I'm off to the Isle of Wight for a week.

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Guys, I remembered that I'm on holiday next week. So even when I get this encounter together, it'll probably be a week after next before we really get going. Sorry for that and the unfortunate timing.

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Only two of the classes really feel psionic. I'm lousy at the names, but the kineticist is one, and the other is the psion-equivalent class (which also has a point-based casting system). That said, I'm not sure if the actual spells really look much like psionics - some seem to, but others maybe not as much.

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I feel I should pressure you a bit for a response. I appreciate that this is a bit of a big deal, sort of the climax of this section of the campaign, and none of the options look too healthy for your characters. However, you need to make a decision - there is no right answer (only wrong ones - bwahahahaha! - ahem) so agonising over the map or the planning might not reveal a deeper truth. Plus, never assume I know much more than you.

Like I said above - other than Portforged, I've never let any of you die. Well, other than the halfling. And his dog. And that lizard guy way back. But other than that, none of you!

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OK, so the verdict is..?

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I'm using the Psionics Unleashed book from Dreamscarred Press. We haven't had a psionic battle since the battle with Karile d'Cannith and her secretary - and that was a LONG time ago.

Still working on it - sorry.

I've got the Occult book. Looks interesting. Once I get some more time (maybe never) I was thinking of resurrecting that idea for a Steampunk campaign. The Occult Adventures seemed good for a sort of late 19th Century sort of magic for some classes, relying on spiritualism and the like.

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Didn't know Keith Lockhart was even American. I looked him up - he's go two ex-wives. He probably needs the money from two jobs.

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And we all know that it's style points that count!

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Might not be true for radio, since you don't need a licence for that. But yeah, they probably have now you mention it. I guess if people try and access it from outside the UK we'll know.

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Really - only in the UK? Ah well, hope you enjoy it. The best bits are the John Williams scores, plus a few other bits like Taxi Driver, Tubular Bells and so on. The singer (who is not on much, mercifully) is pretty iffy, but the tunes are all familiar.

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You might enjoy this, though the singer is a bit dodgy. Totally safe for work, though maybe a bit too loud.

EDIT: I've been informed this probably won't work if you are outside the UK. Sorry about that.

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You might enjoy this, though the singer is a bit dodgy. Totally safe for work, though maybe a bit too loud.

EDIT: I've been informed this probably won't work if you are outside the UK. Sorry about that.

The Exchange

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You might enjoy this, though the singer is a bit dodgy. Totally safe for work, though maybe a bit too loud.

The Exchange

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You might enjoy this, though the singer is a bit dodgy. Totally safe for work, though maybe a bit too loud.

EDIT: I've been informed this probably won't work if you are outside the UK. Sorry about that.

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You might enjoy this, though the singer is a bit dodgy. Totally safe for work, though maybe a bit too loud.

EDIT: I've been informed this probably won't work if you are outside the UK. Sorry about that.

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Yes, it's a good point - Cole might not look like the warforged you have seen to date, but the lizardfolk will much more stand-out.

So, are we going to run with this - one team going in on foot for the airship, the other going in by water for the ballista?

OK, just in outline - what's the plan once you get down to the enemy base?

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How do you intend to do the water approach? Old-fashioned swimming?

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Well, I'm about to issue one having been a bit busy at work this week.

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I'm not sure that Gorum would be that happy to send one of his main allies to aid you in this - it's not even a big pitched battle, and you are fighting a "girly wizard " when all is said and done. You can summon Bloody Hands, but bear in mind that (1) given the foe is a bit unworthy he'll charge double and (2) if he gets killed, he's permanently dead, which might annoy your god (though he'd probably be more annoyed with Bloody Hands for being so useless).

This has a reference for planar ally-type creatures, though the list is far from comprehensive.

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Perhaps elementals might be the most appropriate route, I dunno.

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OK, cool - sounds like we have a fun (well, hopefully fun - that bit is down to me) side quest. We haven't had one of those for a while.

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Any views from GG?

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I'm sure he has a few knocking about... But do you have something to bargain with?

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I'm not so keen on summoning creatures with class levels, although I'm wavering over the celestial black pudding barbarian 2, I'll be honest. If you want to have something that goes to 12HD, you can simply add monster HD rather than class levels, which will toughen them up without adding annoying, fiddly low level class powers.

As a place to rest, if you drag the corpses into one troll hole, you could rest in the other, and all there will be is blood spatters after the fight and blood smears all over the floor when you drag the bodies out - no one would suspect a thing!

But Alwyn makes a point - strictly, all you need is an hour to fill your new slots.

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Kazadar Soranath wrote:

Artificers are great for this. They have the Retain Essence ability:

** spoiler omitted **...

I was anticipating something a bit more along the lines of an Attonement quest, but from a mechanical perspective, like you say, it can be the final aspect once the sword is metaphysically cleansed.

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I don't think GG or I necessarily expected a wait of several years, but yes, his patience has been remarkable.

I've got some thoughts running through my head right now. I haven't decided yet whether the recovery of Exardes is literal or figurative, but I'm leaning towards the latter - i.e. the redemption of Caedes into Exardes.

Partly the reason for this is tone - basically, if the sword is in Bone Knight HQ, we are looking at a fortress filled with undead. We've kinda been doing that for the past two and a bit years, so a change of pace (and adversary) might be nice.

Secondly, haring off to Karrnath isn't what I had in mind for the next phase. I've been having discussions with Mothy about LB, and linking the two together might be helpful (if I can - my mind is turning over a number of possibilities, some LB-related, some (currently) not).

Thirdly, it means that Haladon doesn't have to throw away his sword along with his armour. While it might be wonderfully evocative of the character making a new start, from a purely game-mechanical perspective it's a real pain. Either I have to get him a load of expensive gear "out of nowhere" effectively (which might be tricky to justify in-game - I know, I know, it's never stopped me before from ludicrous plot twists, but it's still an issue) or alternatively his usefulness to the party would be restricted given the game assumes he will have magic items appropriate to his level. On that basis, the less he throws away, the better. He clearly can't continue to walk around wearing a dead guy anymore - that would be totally beyond the pale for a knight of Thrane - but keeping the sword and (hopefully) the Ring of Force Shield means that all I need to worry about is getting him some armour. (I know that there is the assumption that he'd want to get rid of the ring as it has a big skull on it, but it's not actually an evil item even if it is a bit outré by the standards of the Silver Flame. I'd really prefer if he could hang on to it - if necessary, someone (cough*Rod*cough) can RP talking him into keeping it.) Then all I need to do is worry about armour.

So... Two things present themselves. First - if we are redeeming Exardes, what does it turn into (well, in game terms a weapon of roughly equal value - maybe a little bit more now that Haladon is now a higher level)? Second, how do we get the ball rolling? Haladon will obviously need to go and atone. I suggest that, once you have handed over the shards and tidied up this part of the quest, Haladon (and whoever else wants to go too) heads over to abase himself before the Church at its cathedral in Sharn and see what they want to do about him. Haladon can suggest that himself - it's a fairly obvious move.

Thoughts/comments from the floor?

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