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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,261 posts (1,883 including aliases). 11 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 39 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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Silver Crusade

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Awesome! :)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Huh, here are another two that I apparently glossed over and misread (and perhaps as a result gave bad advice further up-thread...)

The Divinity Drive Chronicle Sheet Spoiler:

1 - The top-matter:
Quote:
If you have received credit for all six volumes of Iron Gods, you gain the Iron Apotheosis boon below. Otherwise, cross it off your Chronicle sheet.

One of my locals is wondering if "you" means the player, or the character?

2 - The Iron Apotheosis boon

Quote:
[b]From the rubble of Unity’s reign rises a new iron goddess, the artificial intelligence Casandalee. She is a legal deity in Pathfinder Society organized play for any character you play or create.

Because of the rule that you don't get access to chronicle sheet boons until you reach the level listed on the Chronicle sheet, does this mean that you can't create a Cleric of Casandalee until you have a character at level 15 who receives this chronicle?

(on a personal note, if the answer to question 1 is "the character" and the answer to question 2 is "yes", I will be a little sad...)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Maybe a custom Google Map, similar in some ways to http://www.mapsofgolarion.com/?

Silver Crusade

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shaventalz wrote:
What's the proper price of saltpeter, on the inside back cover? It lists the price as 3gp, but when using it as a power component, it says 1 dose is 1gp. Which is it?

Question seconded!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Congratulations to all! Woo hoo!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Question from one of my locals about the boon from the Lords of Rust Chronicle Sheet:

Archetype Unlocks?:

Do the two archetypes listed unlock for only the PC that receives the chronicle sheet, or for all PCs by that player?

Thanks in advance!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Nefreet wrote:

I asked John about Carrion Crown Book 2 at GenCon, and he said it was indeed a one-time use.

It was just never updated.

I don't doubt you, but it does need to be posted to become official (since in the thread you linked, John said "it needs to be updated" but didn't state which of the options presented prior to his comment was the correct interpretation).

...plus the Wardens one ^^;

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Raise thread!

Kevin Willis wrote:

Couple of spoilery questions about the chronicles:

2. Is the final boon on the 4th chronicle intended to be a one-time use? Nothing says to cross it off after using.

My group just finished this (awesome time had by all!!!) and have the same question.

(and a similar question remains about a similar boon from Carrion Crown book 2...)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I keep going back and forth between Mortimer Raven and the Goblin Chief Effigy for my favorite...guess I should decide soon, huh?

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Alanya wrote:
^ I love this! :) ^

Seconded!

I can see it now:

"Check a box if someone asks you about the death of Aroden"

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

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One of our players was running a Lem pre-gen, and wished he was big. Introducing, Dire Lem!

Meanwhile, my PC ended up emulating a Cleric he knows when one of the party got dropped in the final fight - so all of a sudden the Hellknight Signifier in Mithral Full Plate casts "Heal" to bring the party member from -6 almost back to full!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

I know it's been a few years, but as I'm gearing up to start a RoW campaign myself - these are very awesome! :)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

The trick with the obediences is to look at the scenario's pacing and location. Trying to observe the obedience of, say, Ragathiel, is easily accomplished in Absalom or Magnimar or even Tamran...but if you're starting on board a ship that's been at sea for a week - probably not. Likewise even if you start in a city but then trek for two weeks into the Mwangi Expanse, also probably not.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Heya,

So, I just got this order in the mail, with a "This is a gift" at the top...but no way to tell who got this gift for me! I'd like to thank them, but...

Is there any way to learn who sent me this? Thanks very much in advance (and I understand if not).

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Max Nikolaev wrote:
Yes, that's Markon Phoenix, a great guy from Saint-Petersburg. If you would like to comission a map from him - send me a PM, I serve as his agent in the harsh english-speaking world (:

If funding allows, I intend to, sooner or later :)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

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Speaking of Casandalee...

The Divinity Drive:
I've been trying to figure out a good holy symbol for our new Iron Goddess, and since Unity incorporated a spiked design with his own aggregate's eye in the center, I thought that maybe Casandalee would also use something recognizable from how PCs in the Iron Gods AP would have associated with her.

THIS is my idea - simple, straightforward, and IMHO a neat emblem for an AI Goddess.

Thoughts?

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Codanous wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

IMHO, receiving credit and applying credit are two separate things, for purposes of the languages used for boons. For instance, the archetype-unlock from "Lords of Rust" is for this character only, and only once you apply that chronicle sheet.

TLDR, once you receive the first boon from "The Divinity Drive", it immediately applies, even before you apply this chronicle sheet to the PC.

(or, you can drop the 6th Chronicle down to 1st level and get access to everything except the 2nd boon, and then make your new character at level 3 with Divinity Drive and "Fires of Creation" applied, which is what I'm going to do for my new Iron Priest ;)

Silver Crusade

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Iammars wrote:
The only rating so far on Set #4 is not encouraging. (Not enough to stop me from buying the set, but still...)

As one of the people disappointed in #4, I'm cautiously optimistic about #5, having seen a few actual photographs from 3rd party seller websites of the iconics in the box.

Here's hoping #4 was just a fluke...

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

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In my never-ending quest to find neat fantasy-gaming art and artists to commission to create character art for my PFS characters, I stumbled onto this guy who had created some really neat digital maps of Golarion. I even printed out one of his maps (Island of Kortos) to use whenever I GM #6-98.

I've followed his work for a bit, but once I discovered he was a PFS player, I wanted to give him the props he clearly deserves!

Markon Phoenix's Map of Tian Xia

Markon Phoenix's Map of Cheliax

(Among others!)

This guy, and his maps, are pretty awesome, and I wanted to share this find with the PFS community at large! Hope you enjoy his maps as much as I do!

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Over 40 players, 25 PFS RPG tables, and 13 PFS ACG tables = a great con!

Thanks to everyone who came and helped make it so much fun!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

This is AWESOME! Thank you John, Linda, and Tonya!!!

(PS - should we assume that rain gun = rail gun?)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Surprised no one has asked this before, but the "X" referenced in area C1 of the scenario as being "on the map", well...isn't? Where is it supposed to be? Thanks in advance!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Mine is truly amateur by comparison - I should have forced my VL to enter.

I love the Tengu and the Goblin Effigy so very much (and frankly, love most of these far better than mine).

As for Szilvais, he's a Vishkanya Slayer/Rogue named after a close friend's Vampire: the Masquerade character from the 90's - my very first Camarilla PC's sire, in fact.

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

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Kalindlara wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
PS - Linda, out of curiosity, what book is that art from? Thanks in advance!
Seekers of Secrets, pg. 40. ^_^

Thank ye kindly! :)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

PS - Linda, out of curiosity, what book is that art from? Thanks in advance!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Almost all of our tables are full, but there are still a couple of seats left - it's not too late to sign up!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Tarma wrote:

Great idea! This could really clear up a lot of issues.

For future editions, would it be possible to clear up the old wrist sheaths and scrolls debate?

As long as the player who wants to put a scroll in a wrist sheath understands how they function together (i.e. has read the Physical Description of what a Scroll is as per the CRB and how Wrist Sheathes work as per AA), there should be no debate, IMHO.

(That said, expect table variation and potentially a future ruling)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Muser wrote:
I see Echoes of Glory was revisited. What about ring of the sublime? Does it give permanent fear immunity or not?

It should function as per a constant Remove Fear spell;

Remove Fear wrote:
You instill courage in the subject, granting it a +4 morale bonus against fear effects for 10 minutes. If the subject is under the influence of a fear effect when receiving the spell, that effect is suppressed for the duration of the spell.

So if you're wearing it and someone tries to hit you with a fear effect, you get a +4. If you fail, you can take off the ring and put it back on again to suppress it (and if I was the GM, I'd allow taking it off and back on again to be a single action as long as you had a hand free).

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Lucas Servideo wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Is there going to be an 'amateur'/'sucks at arts' category in this one?
If there is, at least I know I'll have worthy competition :P
Just submitted mine, did you get yours done.

Ack! Thanks for the reminder, Lucas - I'll do that now!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Is there going to be an 'amateur'/'sucks at arts' category in this one?

If there is, at least I know I'll have worthy competition :P

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Tables are selling out, and we are now only TEN days away from the convention!

Join us on Facebook and check out the AWESOME new logo that one of our local players just created for the event too!!!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

3 GM slots still open for Saturday
2 GM slots still open for Sunday

Come and join us!

Silver Crusade

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Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 3) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Thank you for running a great game, Tektite!

Also, it gives me pleasure to announce that this was GM Tektite's 10th Special/Exclusive (having already well past 150 games total), and as I was invited to this game in particular in part to observe him, I have officially recommended him for his 5th GM Star to the OPC.

I haven't gotten a confirmation yet, but I'm sure it will come fairly soon! :)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
My stepson just played his first game a week ago saturday. I hope there's a little grace period for that boon.

I believe that, before his -1 character reaches level 2, he is still within what the Guide refers to as "1st level retraining", so he'll probably be okay to use it :)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Re: MichaelCullen's post above - does the Clone spell, in this instance, remove a harmful condition (i.e., Death)?

I think that's what it boils down to - is death considered a harmful condition, and does the Clone spell qualify as removing it?

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

NOTE - All GM Spots *except* the below are now open for anyone to sign up for:

Slot 4 - Saturday January 16, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

We have a Con!

Join the Pathfinder Society at Indiana University as we descend upon the Indiana Memorial Union for King (Cobra) Con, January 15-17 2016!

All games will take place in the Oak Room on the mezzanine level, just above the Biddle Hotel lobby. Indiana University classes don't begin until January 19th, so this will be a great time for gaming before campus is full to overflowing for the spring semester.

Featured at this convention is our Saturday night Special, the multi-table "Siege of Serpents", and also two dedicated gaming slots on Sunday for the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game!

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Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 3) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Farg, did you accidentally move to the wrong square? Where you moved to actively blocks half of the things Thrash asked you about, and wouldn't allow Jan to get into combat without drawing an AoO.

Just as a reminder to all, this is a timed scenario (in spite of the fact that it's a PbP taking place during the holidays for some unfathomably stupid reason), and if we're not paying attention, all that's going to happen is we're going to draw out combats even longer than they already are taking, and our characters are going to suffer for it.

On a related side-note, I owe you apologies, Odd, for not having asked for a Knowledge check on the tapestry when we saw the IC announcement about creatures coming through. I might have saved you wasting a point of fervor and a spell on Prot vs Evil if I had.

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

andreww wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
Chris Mortika wrote:

I agree with Andy. If my Stealth-out-the-wazoo wayang ninja sneaks on board the boat to capture the captain's MacGuffin, I shouldn't fail because my three comrades sitting back in the hotel room can't roll Stealth to save their lives.

My understanding from the scenario is that you can indeed do just that, and that non-stealthy PCs do have the option to not join you in sneaking aboard.
While this is true for the ship encounter it isn't true of the Oyster Bar option. Here the PC's need to have at least 3 people succeed at each stage of the process in order to successfully disrupt the meeting.

Correct - but since I was answering a specific erroneous comment about the ship section...

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Congratulations to all!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Chris Mortika wrote:

I agree with Andy. If my Stealth-out-the-wazoo wayang ninja sneaks on board the boat to capture the captain's MacGuffin, I shouldn't fail because my three comrades sitting back in the hotel room can't roll Stealth to save their lives.

My understanding from the scenario is that you can indeed do just that, and that non-stealthy PCs do have the option to not join you in sneaking aboard.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 3) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

PS - is Odd making use of her Sacred Weapon pool at all?

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My players *loved* this scenario yesterday - look for me to leave a review on it soon. Very well done, Mike!

One tiny thing I noticed - in Area C the ladder is in the northwest corner of the map, not the northeast corner as the scenario states. Very minor error, but since I noticed I figured I should post it.

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

It's even funnier if you have it on a PC who isn't currently in The Exchange, like those who were Qadira but then left during a free faction change, or those who...

Spoiler:
Did some special favors for the Paracountess.

Edit - not for the Master of Trade boon, but for the Trade Prince/Princess boon, at least.

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

The webpage didn't have a lot listed (like the fact that you need event tickets in addition to badges), so thanks very much!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

What are the approximate costs (badge + hotel rate), for those of us considering trying to make a trip? Thanks in advance!

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 3) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3
Zirt Fzerkinkratzcher wrote:

Is there a downside to hanging onto it?

I believe that once we use it, it gets passed on to another table, so if we hold it, it stops circulating.

(that's the way it used to work at least - not sure if that's different being an online game...)

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Ah ha, another item for the "clarifications revealed in product page and not PFS boards" list :P

Thanks Eric!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I'm prepping to run this in a few days, and I just wanted to comment that I absolutely LOVE this scenario. All of the evergreen scenarios to-date, the challenges seem to have been geared towards more novice GMs. While this one is set up so that novice GMs can still run it just fine (with the sample courses of action chart that I also love), in the hands of a veteran GM, the "allow creativity" sections gave me a stupid grin on my face as I was reading.

Once I run it I fully plan to post a review, but for now, I just wanted to post with my compliments, Mike!

Although, one tiny question - the art on the cover. Is that supposed to be Inspector Allencroft, or just some random agent?

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I'm also excited to see the next stats update - got a few of my area's "old guard" interested and signed up on your tracker, and we're taking bets as to who might make the various top 10s! :P

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