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RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Dedicated Voter, 2014 Star Voter, 2015 Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Lieutenant, South Dakota—Rapid City. 1,940 posts (6,591 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. 1 wishlist. 20 Pathfinder Society characters. 11 aliases.


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Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Sorry, I have been bad myself. Need to get back into the mojo of this game!

-Posted with Wayfinder

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Owai, Shilyn dropped yellow on her own, so he couldn't run! You can move your aoo to blue, then take your turn against him accordingly

-Posted with Wayfinder

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Blue Reflex: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (10) + 1 = 11

The large man is about to try and club Shilyn, preparing for a heavy overhanded swing when the weapon slips out of his hand like a banana squeezed out of its peel. "Hey, whut happind?"

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

@Shilyn: From his prone position, you're able to stick him, causing him to limp severely and is unable to escape.

You staggered him, so he can't make the move action to get away.

Varian's hammer then finishes off the man, crushing the cage along with the skull.

@Deaglan: Your hammer glances off of the lobotomized warrior's armor, the man unaware of the devastating power behind that swing.

The man then steps up and tries to trip Deaglan again. "AGAIN!!!"

Red trip @ Deaglan: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (2) + 7 = 9

Looking at his club, the man asks, "Is dis thingie borked?"

Shilyn, because of the unlikely hood of Owai critting and dealing max damage to fell the guy, I'm assuming Blue will be standing and will have tripped you.

Init Order (bold = up)
Orderly Red
Owai (1 AoO on Blue + full turn)
Shilyn (prone)
Mahasi

Orderly Blue
Deaglan
Varian

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Sounds fair!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

@Varian: A grease area is considered difficult terrain after it's cast and requires a DC 10 Acrobatics check to move through without falling. I'll put the Reflex roll towards your Acrobatics, so that'll work, but you won't be able to attack this turn, just double move up to him (of course you'll threaten thanks to your reach, but that's up to you if you want to do that)

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

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Thanks for all the opinions and insights from everyone.

I'll admit I'm more like Ben in that time I set aside from RPGSS when I was a contestant got shifted to other things. To the top 8: the requirements for this round were high and you all kick butt just for being able to have interesting for this. Makes me appreciate the effort writers go through and consider my own efforts to try and get into freelancing.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

@Mahasi: The massive pile of fool body is enough to throw off your aim.

Both men stand up,

Owai and Shilyn, you can both make AoO

The injured one yellow immediately runs out. "Gotta get more guyz!"

Yellow acrobatics: 1d20 ⇒ 10

He narrowly makes it past the greasy area.
This movement will also provoke an AoO from Shilyn and Owai if you have Combat Reflexes

Disregard this if the AoO's drop the Blue Orderly
The greasy orderly near Shilyn scowls at the half-elf. "Dat wasn't nice, girl I can see now. Lezzee how you like be yer butt ox!", swiping at her feet with his club.

Blue Orderly trip @ Shilyn: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (15) + 7 = 22

The brute strength overpowers the rogue's reflexes and she with a thud. "Hurr hurr, you went conk, too!", he chuckles.

Init Order (bold = up)
Orderly Red
Owai (1 AoO on either Blue or Yellow + 1 AoO @ Yellow)
Shilyn (1 AoO on either Blue or Yellow + 1 AoO @ Yellow; prone if Blue is still conscious)

Mahasi
Orderly Yellow (15 damage)
Orderly Blue
Deaglan
Varian

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

@Owai: You nimbly dart past the slow-witted man and with a flourishing swing your scimitar slices upward along one of the men at the door. "YEAAAAA!! Dat glowy freak cut me!", he shouts out in anger.

@Shilyn: If you are unarmored (such as using mage armor instead of wearing your studded leather), then you don't need to make Spell Failure rolls :) Also, you will lose your invisibility for casting grease on them (this would be considered an offensive use).

Yellow Reflex: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2
Blue Reflex: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (8) + 1 = 9

Comically so, both orderlies start sliding around on the newfound puddle of grease at their feet, clunking their caged helmets into each other before falling to the ground.

So sorry Mahasi, forgot to highlight you for the initiative, you are up!

Init Order (bold = up)
Orderly Red
Owai
Shilyn
Mahasi
Orderly Yellow (15 damage, prone)
Orderly Blue (prone)
Deaglan
Varian

Map updated!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

I like the idea of personal cards; if I played this, I'd totally make a card special for each player.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Note, the straightjacketed people count as difficult terrain, but unless freed, will not otherwise interfere in the combat other than making whooping noises and yelling for more meat-affiliated items.

The orderly in the back marches straight up and tries to knock Deaglan to the ground with a quick shot to the kneecap.

And he does have Improved Trip, just to note that

Orderly Red Trip @ Deaglan +4: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (8) + 7 = 15
However, the dwarf's sturdy frame will not be taken down with such a cheap shot!

"Dat ain't right.", the burly man confused.

Init Order (bold = up)
Orderly Red
Owai
Shilyn (invisible)

Mahasi
Orderly Yellow
Orderly Blue
Deaglan
Varian

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

The conversation ends in a moot point as the double doors are flung open; only Shilyn's quick reflexes prevented her from being knocked back by the brash entry. Three large men stand before the party, wearing crude leather armor reinforced with misshapen rivets and covered in dried blood and wielding savage, yet effective looking clubs. Their heads are protected by large birdcage-like contraptions, making it hard to touch the visible scars along the scalps.

DC 20 Heal check:

Given the horrific looking scarring along the sides of the head and slurred speech, your first guess is that these men were lobotomized.

"So deys da ones making da crazy crazy. Lezzee if da boss wants 'em.", one of them barks out before all three of them raise their clubs.

Inits:

Orderly Red: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (20) + 4 = 24
Orderly Yellow: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (16) + 4 = 20
Orderly Blue: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (12) + 4 = 16
Deaglan: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (12) + 1 = 13
Mahasi: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (18) + 3 = 21
Owai: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (18) + 5 = 23
Shilyn: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (19) + 3 = 22
Varian: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

Init Order (bold = up)
Orderly Red
Owai
Shilyn (invisible)
Mahasi
Orderly Yellow
Orderly Blue
Deaglan
Varian

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

@Deaglan: No hit point damage, so channel saved.

Shilyn looks over the other doors; they are unlocked and do not bear any traps. When she goes to the double doors north, she does hear several heavy footsteps approaching from the other side.

Shilyn:

You barely hear through the wooden door, [smaller]"Dey noisy, sumtin's out dere."

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Shilyn finds no traps, just the three bound people.

When the rest of the party walk in, the men and woman start cackling and howling out in barely comprehensible words.

"Strip the flesh.... salt the wound...."
"MEATCYCLE!"
"SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM "

@Deaglan and Varian: Both of can tell that these people have been horribly mutilated and cut up; surgical sutures are evident in exposed areas of the straight jackets and numerous build ups of scar tissue dot the neck and the back of the head down the spine. They all squirm as Deaglan tries to discover any other maladies, but these souls are undeniably insane, perhaps some sort of manic psychosis or aggressive dementia.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

If you want to make her invisible beforehand, no problem about that!

The invisible Shilyn sneaks in and tells everyone what she sees everyone can see the Shilyn spoiler above.

Lantern Lodge **** RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Congrats! You'll have to stop by SoDak Anime Con this June!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Take care Grint! I'll make sure no mailings or arranged marriages occur to Grint while you're away!

-Posted with Wayfinder

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

GM Dice:

Lunatic Percep: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (15) + 3 = 18
Lunatic Percep: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 3 = 5
Lunatic Percep: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (15) + 3 = 18

Shilyn stealthily creeps into the chamber, her slender form allowing her to enter without even moving the door any further.

Shilyn:

Inside, the entrance is devoid of any remarkable features, the barren walls painted a sickly green. However, two men and a woman lay the ground, bound in straightjackets and ropes. They occasionally squirm, letting you know they are alive, but otherwise are silent. They currently don't seem to notice you.

There are four notable doors; one straight ahead, two to your right, and one to your left, all past the bound people.

Asylum Map updated!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Thanks for your patience! I'm back and ready to PbP!

Heading east, the party has no trouble finding their way to Crove's asylum other than the crowds of people still trying to escape potential destruction in Carrion Hill. Another two homes have been destroyed, luckily abandoned before the rampage, but the panic in the city is at a boiling point.

Arriving at Crove Asylum, it is unusual in that this is a building made of pure stone, unlike the middenstone common throughout town. No windows are visible in the structure, but the front door is slightly ajar, beckoning your entrance.

Asylum map added!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

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Thanks everyone for their comments. I want to post more, but I'm still catching up after a family emergency last week.

To those who liked my monster, thank you for your praise. For those who were brutally honest, thank you again as I'm sure this will improve my ability next year.

Admittedly, this is my first time ever designing a monster. Between the odd (for me) location and strict word count, I failed to cut the mustard of awesomeness that others easily spread.

I'll try to post a revised version if I have time.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Congrats all! Continue to kick butt!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Chris Shaeffer wrote:

Haha! "Operation: Fail Again on Round 3 in Order to Compete Next Year" was a rousing success! Er, failure! Maybe. We'll see. :p

I'm assuming I won't get through, but I had a great time this year and I feel like this is collectively one of our strongest years yet!

I'll be around to continue supporting (and browbeating >:D) everyone. Good luck!

My thoughts as well :)

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Thank you for your time. This is definitely a learning experience.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Hey guys, I won't be continuing this until next week; there has been a loss in my immediate family and I'll be gone until Saturday. I appreciate your patience with this; seriously, you guys are awesome for sticking with me so far :)

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Between Deaglan and Shilyn, the necromancer is easily dispatched. The air briefly gets colder before the toxic heat of the vats returns to your senses.

Where to? The asylum or the old church? And do you choose to rest or carry on?

-Posted with Wayfinder

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Sorry to hear that! Best of luck for your job hunt!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

So we have effectively 2.5 for killing the guy right now.

For: Shilyn, Deaglan
Against: Owai, Varian
Sorta: Mahasi (kill some, but not all)

I guess Mahasi you are the tiebreaker: kill this one or the next one? And if you spare him for now, what will you do with the babbling necromancer?

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Monica Marlowe wrote:
Kalervo Oikarinen wrote:
Jeff Heikkinen wrote:
Chris Shaeffer wrote:

I really don't know how well this round is going to go for me. I'm worried! :|

But hey, let's remember: the worst case scenario for this round is that we lose now and enter again next year older and wiser. Right? :)

Actually, I kind of feel like the worst-case scenario is making the top 8 but not the top 4, because then you can't enter again.
I think I'd prefer top 8 to trying to tempt fate and achieve consecutive four-peat. :)
At this point I would be thrilled with a Top 8 tag and never having the temptation of entering the contest again. I only entered because of temporary mental illness and I fear I would give into the temptation again if I didn't have something binding to prevent me from doing so.

Agreed! While I'd love the guaranteed writing contract (especially for a PFS scenario), just making it to 8 would be great, and not just because it rhymes.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

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I'm glad it's not the +2 vorpal keen red pen.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Scott LaBarge wrote:
Besides, I'm expecting a giant shipment of Reaper Kickstarter Bones any day now, so that's something less anxious to obsess over. :-)

/jealous

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Heart is pounding, monster is submitted! Like letting a baby dracolich go on its first rampage...

Good luck, everyone!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

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Mine will be up. SOOOOOON.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16

Sorry for the quiet here, RPGSS stuff eating my time. I'll be more vocal after Friday afternoon. And keep up the debate here, tis be good stuff!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

I'll honestly be waiting to close to the last minute myself, trying to refine and pin down two ideas and finish researching that they are unique/awesome enough to work.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Ahh the pressure!

*POOF*

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Darn it, now I see it, too :P

I was going to say, your mind is already in the right place for a location for the monster! Good luck!

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Sounds like something from Jeff Foxworthy's Redneck Dictionary.

"Is the gas station nearby?"
"Yeah, you can see it Nar-Voth over there."

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

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I think the only thing missing is some depth/height lines. The promise is showing!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 16 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Happy: I made it to the next round!
Sad: All of my ideas do not work for the Round 3 twists. Nerds.

Back to the drawing board!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

It's ok Russ, when you're done, you should work on your monster instead :)

Lantern Lodge **** RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 aka Black Powder Chocobo

If a family is together, they can share the source. If you both are at separate tables, though, each will need their own. So as long as you two are playing together (and I think you will be from the sounds of it), you'll be fine :)

But yes, you must own the source, either as a Paizo watermarked PDF or the physical book.

Lantern Lodge **** RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Howdy!

One idea, depending on what PCs you and your son are going to look into, is to go for Core Campaign tables. This new system isn't in the guide yet, but has been outlined by the Campaign Coordinator in this blog provided by the Paizo's Global Organized Play Coordinator.

Basically, you can only use stuff in the Core Rulebook, the PFS Guide, and the free Traits web enhancement. The benefit of this is that you drastically reduce what you need to bring with you as the CRB is the only book you need to have with you. As noted above, inventory tracking sheets, and character sheets will still be required.

Besides that, if you do have the Paizo Player Character Folio, make sure to bring that. The charts are useful and having it on the table with you grants you a free d20 reroll once per session, which can come in handy.

Are you familiar with the world of Golarion the Pathfinder Society play is set in?

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Russ Brown wrote:
*bzzzt* Giant is a simple template! DQ!

Those rules said nothing about simple templates! :P

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Template Fu wrote:
Scott LaBarge wrote:

I have a soft spot for trickster monsters that aren't so much about eating your face as they are about playing pranks -- stuff like the faerie dragon and some other small fey. With a bit of creativity they can make for some great gaming sessions.

On a different note: I cast commune last night seeking information from Cayden Cailean concerning the parameters of the Monster round. Only response: "Hic!"

Your parameters are ...

CR 1,
No Templates,
No Outsiders,
No Humanoids,
No Dragons,
No Fungus,
No Oozes,
No Jellies,
No Molds,
No Slimes,
No Undead,
No Plants,
No Constructs,
No Swarms,
No resist fire, cold, electricity or poison immunities,
No Existing Mythological Creatures reworked to PF stats,
Small or Medium only.
LN, LE, NE only.

They must simply come from each entrant's devious imagination only :D

Hmmm, Mr. Daigle might think that's a little constricting... :P

Ok, dragons are allowed then BUT only if they are one of the colors of the rainbow AND their breath weapon is either a cone of joy and delight pacifying enemies or a line of soapy bubbles that make enemies struck float away...

Will that do for you Scott?

Template Fu
Representing Cayden Cailean

:P

So.... Grumpy Cat? No wait... he's tiny. Giant Grumpy Cat then.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

I think this thread is lacking without the 'Ah ah ah!'s :)

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

How about awesomesauce, awesoming, or Daiglemancer?

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Intellect devourers.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32

You would think that getting the men outside of a reasonable radius of the creature may suffice as it would make sense it go for closer prey within Carrion Hill.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Howdy all. I'll provide a more detailed reply later, either after I submit my monster or find out that won't be necesssry.

I just want to say thank you for all who reviewed my map and those who voted for it.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2015 Top 32 , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

@Jeff: Same. Just focusing on my monster just in case.

@Scott: The same there, too!

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