Smaar Janderfut

CanisDirus's page

Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington 1,767 posts (3,922 including aliases). 28 reviews. 5 lists. 3 wishlists. 66 Organized Play characters. 8 aliases.

Full Name

Mike Bramnik




Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3







Special Abilities

DR/J vs. Guilt. Finding unintentional puns: 3+Wis/day. / Smite Creationist: 1+Int/day


Lawful Good with Lawful Evil tendancies (according to my players)




English and Bad English (plus a tiny smattering of Russian, Hebrew, and French, plus a genuine Russian accent, an almost-passable Northern Irish brogue, and a few words of Arabic)



Homepage URL

PFS Online Tracker Profile Page

About CanisDirus

PFS Season 7-8 Elemental Affinity Boons acquired
Air: 6
Earth: 5
Fire: 2
Water: 3

The Gentleman Geologist Game Master:

"Thrust fault, mass wasting - Rocks fall, everybody dies...and then your bodies wind up in a subduction zone, just to add insult to injury."

Hi, I'm Mike Bramnik aka Dire (or Canis Dirus), Venture Captain for the Bloomington Indiana area as part of the Pathfinder & Starfinder Society Organized Play programs. I'm currently in the PhD program at Indiana University in Bloomington in the field of military geoscience, and you can find me every Monday (and some Saturdays) at The Common Room helping new players build characters and get familiar with the world of Golarion, or running games.

Feel free to drop me a line here or in email if there's anything I can help you with, or if you just want to hang out and talk!

Will talk about Starfinder, Pathfinder, folk metal music, planetary geology, rocks, earthquakes, military history, teaching, puns, bad jokes, or just about anything else for hours if you catch my attention.

Some useful links:

  • Bloomington Indiana PFS/SFS Game Schedules
  • Mike's Play-by-Post Signup Sheet/Wishlist
  • Michael Eshleman's Comprehensive Flip Mats & Map Packs Used in PFS/SFS Scenarios
  • Michael Eshleman's Comprehensive PFS & SFS Boon List
  • Simon Kort's Online PFS/SFS Session Tracker
  • Pirate Rob's GM website
  • Mike's list of useful PFS forum posts and rulings (dating back to before he joined PFS)
  • Mike's list of useful SFS forum posts and rulings


    At my table, this game is escapist fantasy for all. You may have as much freedom as your imagination allows, so long as it doesn't impinge on another's enjoyment. I welcome all players at my table. I promise that if something makes you uncomfortable at a game, I will address it discretely, professionally, and completely. If I do something wrong, I want you to let me know. I pledge that my games are a safe haven of fun role-playing and baddie slaying.

    (AKA: "An' it harm none, do as thou wilt.")


    "The godly tongue distills honey, mankind's tether of amber and gold.
    This is my verdict. For neither are kingdoms conquered by iron,
    Nor dies the mighty by the spear.

    Men are felled by what they fail to believe in."


    And since someone asked me to put this together...

    PFS Scenarios and Modules I have not yet played/GM'd as of May 2018:

    (Not including the Core campaign)
    Never Played, GM'd, or Read -

    #1-34 Encounter at Drowning Stones (7-11)
    #8-05 Ungrounded but Unbroken (1-5)
    #8-22 Wrath of the Fleshwarped Queen (1-5)
    #8-99 The Solstice Star Version C (1-11)
    #9-02 A Case of Missing Persons (3-7)
    #9-19 +
    Mod: Broken Chains (5-7)
    Mod: City of Golden Death (4-6)
    Mod: Cult of the Ebon Destroyers (7-9)
    Mod: Curse of the Riven Sky (9-11)
    Mod: Doom Comes to Dustpawn (8-10)
    Mod: No Response from Deepmar (7-9)
    Mod: Realm of the Fellnight Queen (6-8)
    Mod: The Moonscar (15-17)
    Mod: The Witchwar Legacy (16-18)
    Mod: Tomb of the Iron Medusa (13-15)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 3 - Splinterden (2-4)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 6 - The Clockwork Maze (4-6)
    Mods: Plunder & Peril (3-7)
    Mods: Daughters of Fury (2-6)
    Mods: Ire of the Storm (1-5)
    Mods: Feast of Dust (11-15)
    Mods: Down the Blighted Path (4-8)
    Mods: The House on Hook Street (5-8)
    Modules published after the above
    AP: Rise of the Runelords (Books 3-6)
    AP: Carrion Crown (Books 1-2)
    AP: Jade Regent (Books 1-6)
    AP: Shattered Star (Books 1-2 & 4-6)
    AP: Mummy's Mask (Books 1-6)
    AP: Giantslayer (Books 1-6)
    AP: Hell's Rebels (Books 1-6)
    Adventure Paths sanctioned after the above

    Can Still Play for PFS Credit (in addition to the first list not including evergreens) -

    #3-11 Quest for Perfection pt 2 - On Hostile Waters (1-5)
    #6-99 True Dragons of Absalom (3-5)
    #8-03 Captives of Toil (5-9)
    #8-10 Tyranny of Winds pt 2 - Secrets of the Endless Sky (1-5)
    #8-12 Tyranny of Winds pt 3 - Caught in the Eclipse (3-7)
    #8-20 Torrent's Last Will (7-11)
    #8-21 Champion's Chalice pt 2 - Agents of the Eye (1-5)
    #9-00 Assault on Absalom (1-11)
    #9-08 Birthright Betrayed (1-5)
    #9-12 Shrine of the Sacred Tempest (1-5)
    #9-18 Scourge of the Farheavens (1-5)
    Ruins of Bonekeep Level 2 - Maze of the Mind Slave (3-7)
    Ruins of Bonekeep Level 3 - The Wakening Tomb (5-9)
    Mod: Dawn of the Scarlet Sun (4-6)
    Mod: Masks of the Living God (2-4)
    Mod: The Godsmouth Heresy (1-2)
    Mod: The Ruby Phoenix Tournament (10-12)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 4 - Godhome (3-5)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 5 - The Drowned Level (3-5)
    AP: Reign of Winter (Books 3-6)

    Can GM for Credit (in addition to the first list not including evergreens) -

    #1-32 Drow of the Darklands Pyramid (7-11)
    #2-03 The Rebel's Ransom (5-9)
    #2-14 Chasm of Screams (7-11)
    #3-04 The Kortos Envoy (7-11)
    #3-10 The Immortal Conundrum (5-9)
    #3-12 Wonders in the Weave pt 1 - The Dog Pharoah's Tomb (5-9)
    #3-14 Wonders in the Weave pt 2 - Snakes in the Fold (5-9)
    #3-23 The Goblinblood Dead (1-5)
    #3-24 The Golden Serpent (5-9)
    #4-22 Glories of the Past pt 1 - Halls of Dwarven Lore (5-9)
    #4-24 Glories of the Past pt 2 - The Price of Friendship (5-9)
    #4-25 Glories of the Past pt 3 - The Secrets Stones Keep (5-9)
    #7-09 The Blakros Connection (5-9)
    #7-12 The Twisted Circle (1-5)
    #7-14 Faithless and Forgotten pt 1 - Let Bygones Be (1-5)
    #7-15 The Deepmarket Deception (3-7)
    #7-16 Faithless and Forgotten pt 2 - Lost Colony of Taldor (1-5)
    #7-19 Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts (3-7)
    #7-25 Orders from the Gate (5-9)
    #7-27 Beyond Azlant Ridge (3-7)
    #8-01 Portent's Peril (1-5)
    #8-02 Ward Asunder (3-7)
    #8-09 Forged in Flame pt 1 - The Cindersworn Pact (5-9)
    #8-11 Forged in Flame pt 2 - Cleansed with Fire (5-9)
    #8-13 What Sleeps in Stone (7-11)
    #8-14 To Seal the Shadow (1-5)
    #8-17 Refugees of the Weary Sky (7-11)
    #8-18 Champion's Chalice pt 1 - Blazing Dangerous Trails (1-5)
    #9-01 The Cost of Enlightenment (1-5)
    #9-04 The Unseen Inclusion (1-5)
    #9-06 The Shores of Heaven (1-5)
    Mod: Carrion Hill (4-6)
    Mod: From Shore to Sea (5-7)
    Mod: The Harrowing (8-10)
    Mod: We Be Goblins Free! (3-5)
    Mod: Emerald Spire (Levels 2-3 & 6-16)
    Mods: The Dragon's Demand (1-7)
    Mods: Tears at Bitter Manor (5-8)
    Mods: Wardens of the Reborn Forge (11-15)
    AP: Rise of the Runelords (Books 1-2)
    AP: Carrion Crown (Books 3-6)
    AP: Shattered Star (Book 3)

    Evergreen Adventures -

    #3-IN First Steps pt 1 - In Service to Lore (1)
    #5-08 The Confirmation (1)
    #6-10 The Wounded Wisp (1-2) g
    #7-10 Consortium Compact (1)
    #8-07 From the Tome of Righteous Repose (3-7)
    #8-16 House of Harmonious Wisdom (1)
    #9-09 Beyond the Halflight Path (3-7)
    #9-16 Fallen Family, Broken Name (1-5) p
    Mod: Crypt of the Everflame (1-2)
    Mod: Master of the Fallen Fortress (1)
    Mod: Murder's Mark (1-2) g
    Mod: The Godsmouth Heresy (1-2) p
    Mod: We Be Goblins! (1-2) g
    Mod: We B4 Goblins! (1-2) g p
    Mod: Thornkeep Level 1 - The Accursed Halls (1)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 1 - The Tower Ruins (1)
    AP: Reign of Winter Book 1 - The Snows of Summer (1-2) p
    AP: Mummy's Mask Book 1 - The Half-Dead City (1-2) g p
    Quest: The Silverhex Chronicles (1)
    Quest: Phantom Phenomena (1)
    Quest: Honor's Echo (1)
    0xp Quest: Ambush in Absalom (1-5)
    0xp Quest: Urge to Evolve (3-7)
    0xp Quest: Fane of Fangs (4-6)

    (p = can still play at the higher of the two, g = can still GM at the higher)