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***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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I'm running all of them in PFS mode for my local GMs at my house so they can play them before running them. Here is our experience thus far (5 player table).

I rate them how we would schedule them in GA, either a scenario-length adventure (<5 hours) or a double slot (5-10 hours)

Level 1 - Scenario
Level 2 - Scenario
Level 3 - Scenario
Level 4 - Scenario
Level 5 - Double
Level 6 - Double
Level 7 - Scenario
Level 8 - Scenario
Level 9 - Scenario
Level 10 - Double
Level 11 - Double
Level 12 - Scenario

That's where we are now.

I would say combo levels 3 and 4 into the same slot, but there is a chance player actions may cause them to go over the 5 hours timeframe. Yes, there is a chance Level 4 will end in 1 hour, but there is a chance it will not.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Elementals can however take any shape. they are depicted as "biped" a lot of times, but they are 100% "shapeable"

I am assuming this is a Stonelord's companion? I would say they are either treated as a normal AC and get only neck and armor/barding, or like a fully functional one like Lyrakien Azatas and Brownies and can use all slots.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Akari Sayuri "Tiger Lily" wrote:
That said, I really do wish they'd take our arguments into account and reconsider.

I think that they have. However, they have decided to stick to their original ruling.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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emergency force sphere
life bubble

So many combats and traps invalidated by these two spells.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Joseph Kellogg wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Swift, not every boon on a scenario's chronicle are for that PC only. There are a few that open spells or archetypes to all your characters. Mike's said that those will be campaign specific.
I looked, and I couldn't find where he said this. (I saw no response from him about Eyes of the Ten, and when he answered my question about the Sin Magic boon, he made no such distinction.) Can you point me to it?

Over here:

http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lh0h&page=6?Introducing-the-Core-C ampaign#291

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Game Master wrote:
Are they allowed to share it with others? I don't wanna pressure our local VO if his hands are tied, but I'd love to see the thing!

No

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

DrSwordopolis wrote:
Campaign mode, but it took about four sessions, divided pretty neatly into two for part one and two for part two.

What time frame?

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Prethen wrote:
John, I appreciate your response to this thread. I'm a tad bit confused by part of it though. ** spoiler omitted **

At the end of the day, the party has the choice to solve things peacefully with little reward and little XP. That is the choice you made. It's not that you are "penalized" for being a good guy. It's just the plain logical outcome. You leave ALL the gear and loot on the godbox... Well, if you went in to donate the iron you saw all the loot. It was your choice to leave it behind.

I mean, if you were playing this in a homegame, and your GM told you that you got no treasure for that level because you donated iron and proceeded down, you would't blink an eye about it. It's what your party decided and that's that.

For PFS, the easiest and most elegant solution is you tell your players NOT to slow track as suggested at this time and problem solved! They are back on track.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Neat scenario. Prepped and roaring to run it!

Statblocks are up on the GM shared site if anyone needs them. Cheers.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

6-04 and 6-05 are uploaded, with all kinds of new goodies from me.

rock on contributors

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Mark Stratton wrote:
Speaking only for myself, I much prefer a complete set of stat blocks, even if they are included in the scenario. I use these as combat sheets, so I mark on them, mark hit points, cross of expended powers and spells, etc. I hate to mark up the scenario itself, particularly if it's one I am running multiple times (say, at Gen Con.)

For Season 6, this is my plan (for the same reasons)

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Originally, not putting the critters with full stat blocks was half because of any ip issues as well as just thing to lower my workload. When I GM I tend to have scenarios printed, so I can run one set of critters from the printed one and another set from my blocks. That has changed also based on the scenario, sometimes putting more or less. I didn't know if people liked less blocks (save ink) or all blocks (completeness).

I'm trying to standardize this going season 6 on and current plan is to include all blocks.

On layout, this is one that does vary from scenario to scenario. I try to put critters that wil be used in the same encounter on the same pages when possible. I usually go with what seems convenient for me. I do try to make sure to conserve ink here too if I can.

I figured since I'm now uploading word and PDF, anyone wanting to edit my layouts just snags the word file and edits away :)

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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I'm quite on board with all that of course. If I worked in Hero Lab (which I do for some complex templates, or for homegames) I would definitely not post JUST the .por file.

I think "requests" are 100% ok, as long as it doesn't approach a "demand".

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Deussu wrote:
Okay well I read that you can export .por as pdf too. Just for us non-herolab users it would be really swell if the only document would be something other than one application specific file.

You can, but the output is not exactly pretty. And there can be both POR and other files for the same scenario.

Like Pirate Rob said above, not everything in the folder is for everyone. You realize, and don't take this the wrong way, that you are complaining about content that volunteers are putting up for free, in their spare time?

I do understand what you are trying to say, but if you look at more recent season you will see that the great majority is in PDF and DOC. Before this iteration of the shared drive, a lot of files were lost. It is possible those scenarios that only have a POR file now used to have PDF in there too, and was lost.

Deussu wrote:
Regardless, since I couldn't get the monster stats from shared prep I created them myself. I'll post an .rtf containing the monster stats there to the appropriate scenario.

Thanks! That's the best way to approach it when you find something you wish was there, but it's missing. This resource would be a huge strain if it wasn't collaborative.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Silbeg wrote:

So, a suggestion, if you are not already doing it. If a critter or NPC has Power Attack (or Deadly Aim, etc), add a row for that in the combat section. I have found it helps me out a lot to remember to use the ability... And speeds up the calculations for it.

At least this helps me... Maybe not anyone else ;)

If "you" means me, already done!

If "you" means anyone making these, then yes! Helps me too.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

The Rot Grub wrote:
Another, related question: I ran RotRL perhaps 18 months ago. I didn't issue Chronicle sheets then, not knowing it was PFS-sanctioned. Can I give out Chronicle sheets now?

You'd have to check when ROTRL was sanctioned. If it was sanctioned BEFORE you ran it, then I'd say you can issue sheets. It's no different from if you had to run a PFS game at a game store and forgot your chronicle sheets, then had to issue them later.

If ROTRL was not sanctioned back then, then the rule is there is no retro-active credit.


Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

And before someone asks about gunslingers and guns, they have an explicit rules exception that Deadly Aim works with firearms.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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Kigvan wrote:
The point is that guns are so rare (only available in Alkenstar), that a character must essentially know how to craft one themselves in order to have one.

Basically this. It abstracts the fact that a gun is not available for purchase anywhere, so your character basically crafted it instead.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Silbeg wrote:

DAMNIT! You made me look. But, yeah, they look AWESOME!

Always raising the bar, Carlos is!

Someone rolled a "1" on their patience check. ;)

Also, credit where credit is due. The idea of the minis prep checklist and highlighting "active" combat abilities was from something similar I saw on Belafon's prep notes from DragonCon.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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Well... You can now see a preview at the PFS prep page for The Silver Mount Collection! ;)

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

As with Thornkeep, the higher the APL the more time it takes to play. I would not schedule the floors for levels 7+ for a con slot!

(this is from a readthrough of the material, we hope to start these next week, will report back then)

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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<thumbs up>

I have started to upload my blocks in both MS Word and PDF for that purpose, so we can all use them as needed. Use away! Nothing makes me happier than hearing these are useful to people.

Silbeg, I never even expect gratitude from my blocks, but I am happy to report my "free beers" count is now up to 4 between GenCon and now DragonCon. You are a trendsetter, man!

<SUPER TEASER INCOMING>

I have some new ideas I will be incorporating into my stat blocks for the upcoming Season 6 scenarios. Keep an eye out for more (hopefully) good stuff coming!

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

thistledown wrote:
The APG classes can be found in Master of the Fallen fortress, and can also be used at level 1. Just not as "Pregens"

Sadly those are 15pt buy, so ACTUALLY illegal! :P

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

I'd rather have them fixed and corrected first, than out now.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Word is some corrections were required. When those are done, they will be made public.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

huzzah!


Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Yep. First of all, like you said eidolons are not constructs so that's a no-go.

Second, Crafting in general (outside alchemists making alchemical items) is not allowed in PFS.


Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Correct. If it's for purely cosmetic reasons, there is no limit. You can make it look however you want.


Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Ah I see the issue. The item was renamed "Alchemist's Crafting Kit" in Ultimate Equipment, but has an incorrect weight listed. It should be 5 pounds, not 50.

See here

APG has the correct weight.


Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Hi, and welcome to PFS

I think what you are looking for is just an Alchemist's Kit from the APG:

Alchemist's Kit

This kit is only 5 pounds and 25 gold.

Also, since you are new, I wanted to make sure you knew that Ratfolk are not usually allowed as a PC race for PFS, unless you got a specific boon from Gencon this year that allows you to play one. The current allowed races are the Core Rulebook races, Tengu, Kitsune, Nagaji and Wayangs.

Hope that helps.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

I believe that the new hybrid classes are NOT considered their parent classes for anything at all in the final version. Any time they count as another class for anything, it is explicitly called out.

Also, later in the ACG (not in front of me right now, sorry) there are favored class bonuses for a lot of the new classes and races.

So my belief is that no, only the FCB bonuses in the ACG book can be used for the new classes.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

You know, thinking about this more, I think what was missed by editing in the ACG was not the "or"/"and" thing, but I bet you they missed a fort save. I bet it should have said:

"If a swashbuckler wearing the cloak of feinting performs the superior feint deed or uses this cape’s ability, the opponent is also dazed (Fort save DC 15 negates) until the start of the swashbuckler’s next turn."

Magic item save DCs are, more often than not, terrible.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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Also, it being available to all players is why it was added to the PRD.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

I'd personally would like it errata'd to "and" instead but that's a discussion for another thread as that falls outside PFS land.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Hmmm, it does take the shoulder slot I presume?

Whats the cost of the cape? (no ACG handy)

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

DrakeRoberts wrote:
Cheap, not free *wink*. But yeah, the issue is that the GM then feels responsible (unfairly) for making sure that the kid is safe and doesn't get lost, taken, etc. With an adult, they'd be turned away. Potentially similarly with a kid if their parent around (although, preferably, the parent could just talk sense into the kid). While it clearly isn't the GM's responsibility to look after the kid, I know I'd find it difficult not to assume that responsibility, and it's my guess that others would too.

Exactly. My best guess is that in this situation, the GM should approach GenCon HQ and notify them of the problem. From there on, I don't think there is anything else anyone at the table can do.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

DrParty06 wrote:
Wasn't it put forth in new material for season 6 that all checks to ID robots/ tech creatures were Knowledge(Engineering)?

This. Should be Knowledge (engineering).

From the Technology guide (now on the PRD!):

Knowledge (arcana): Although robots are constructs, Knowledge (arcana) cannot be used to identify robots or their abilities and weaknesses.

Knowledge (engineering): This is the most important skill with regard to technological subjects. Knowledge (engineering) can be used to identify a robot's abilities and weaknesses. Knowledge (engineering) is also used to identify and understand unknown technological objects in a similar manner to how Spellcraft is used to identify the properties of a magic item. The DC to correctly identify and understand an unknown technological object is equal to the object's Craft DC.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

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Ok I think we have all established that maturity is more important than age.

Now to the more pressing issue, which is a disruptive player at your table, especially a minor.

I am assuming this may be the same table (or the same player) as my GenCon's roommate Trial by Machine table. He reported to me that a parent basically "dumped" his young kid at the table and was being disruptive. Sadly, the parent just left after leaving the kid there, effectively using the PFS room as "free daycare". I did see the kid alone again at other tables, so my guess is that it was not just that one slot.

So maybe the question here is: what is the correct procedure to handle this (both by the players and/or the gm)?

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Just as a note (not to belittle your accomplishment, this sounds pretty neat), if you were all level 7 in a 5-9 scenario, you were then probably playing in the 5-6 subtier, which is probably quite doable for all level 7's since you are all above the average target party level.

The next subtier is 8-9, which would have probably been a much more greater challenge.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

>=[

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I'm sure this is my most favorite Gencon to date! It was amazing, to say the least. Not a single mediocre, let alone bad, experience in the PFS room this year; every single table was amazing.

Highlights
GMing for Jiggy, RainyDayninja, Silbeg and friends for Legacy of the Stonelords. Quite an excellent table and group of individuals. My only regrets is that the scenario had little chance to roleplay.

Not having my voice destroyed by Monday! Wheeee.

One of the few tables I got to play, my Bonekeep 3 table with Kyle Baird, Auke, Dan, Derek and Tim. We had been waiting a whole year for this, to do BK3 with the same characters. We are truly sad that there will not be a Bonekeep 4, but this was still an amazing capstone. Thanks to our GM for putting up with all our shenanigans.

Noodle & Company downstairs. Best 4 days of gaming deserved 5 trips to this fantabulous establishment of deliciousness.

Scotty's on Wednesday is always a blast and this year was no exception. Thanks again to Mark for putting it together, and it ran SMOOTH. Thanks to all the players that sat with me and my GM! It was a blast! WPWA (would pathfind with again)

NOT winning a charity auction boon this year. Money money to be had for the dealer hall \o/

Meeting more Paizo employees than previous years. Getting my ACG signed by a lot of them.

Some of my Weapon in the Rift tables didnt make, but every single table that did make was a freaking blast. Thanks to all my players for some awesome times. Still disappointed in some of you (you know who you are) for not encouraging your grappler to attempt to grapple the BBEG. Fun-sponges.

VO dinner/get together at Rock Bottom. Nice beer, good company. Getting to know Andrew Christian and wife. Getting a pick-up table together with some fantabulous people. Getting to meet Netopalis in that game. Playing and demolishing Vengeance at Sundered Crag in "record time" while kinda tipsy.


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To my knowledge, the "robot" subtype is a subtype of construct, which uses Knowledge Arcana. Going through the robot subtype notes now... doesn't say anything that would make it different.

Actually, the PFSRD has it already although from Inner Sea Bestiary.

Also, this is not a PFS specific questions so probably best served over at the rules forum.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Actually, the only faction symbol I didnt like was Freedom' Edge. Looks like MS Paint

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

There was probably also some power creep reasons. Due to the Heritages from the "Blood of Angels/Fiends" books, it was too easy to get a Aasimar and Tiefling with the perfect stat array for almost any class you wanted to play.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

ERMAGHED Updated with new faction logos

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Tarma wrote:

Arcanist is listed as having their item crafting bonus feat as listed as not legal for play. I obviously don't have a copy of the book yet but is there meant to be something that replaces that feat, or do they have a choice of other feats that they can take?

It's an exploit they can take. You just can't take that exploit in PFS.

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

No offense guys, but what happened to the Liberty's Edge faction logo? Someone had to do it in MS paint?

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

snap, found this late... whelp, I got versions of 6-01 and Paths We Chose up as well XD

***** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Whoops! Try again...

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stat blocks for this mod uploaded to pfsprep.com

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