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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,421 posts (2,133 including aliases). 16 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 46 Pathfinder Society characters. 7 aliases.


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Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Just fyi, my internet here is still virtually nil except from my 3g phone (hard to type long posts with big fingers and tiny keys...). An IT friend of mine came out to take a look at it and concluded, "yeah dude, you're screwed." That said, we have a plan and hopefully it will only delay me posting a little bit. Worst case scenario, I'll be able to access a reliable internet connection Monday early afternoon.

Again, I am really sorry for all the delays on my end.

~~~

Ps for Zot - Gilga is a she, and also not a Pathfinder agent by any stretch of the imagination :-)

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Hey, just an fyi - my move is done and I'm back online...but the internet here is the worst I've ever experienced (yes, that includes dial-up). Will get back to posting in a day or so. Thanks again for your patience.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

No worries here, B. If I could convince my brother to give pfs a try I'd say just give it to him lol (he's flying to the states for a visit in 2 weeks).

Thank you very much for running this - I'm still a relative novice at pbp, and this was fun!

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

Everything should be cleared up when the revised Guide comes out.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

It was good to get to talk to you for at least a little bit at Gen Con.

All the best to your new endeavors! :)

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Heya all. VERY sorry for not getting to post until today - moving in 2 days and things are going a bit nuts on my end, but I'll be good from here on out.

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Again I am SO sorry for the delay - now it's on my end... moving in 2 days and things are getting hectic. BUT - I will be posting sometime today. If I don't, you have my permission to fire me out of a cannon or some other piece of siege equipment.

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

Thank you for that clarification, Linda - can we have this added to the campaign clarifications or something similar? This is a pretty big ruling! :)

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

Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
Linda clarified that Tier 1 scenarios cannot be played or GM'd for level 2 credit. Nothing since the guide has changed the fact that Modules and APs are still "Adventures", and that all Tier 1 and Tier 1-2 Adventures (now except for Tier 1 scenarios) can be played and run for level 2 credit once each.
Linda clarified that you must be in tier for the adventure, which covers scenarios and modules, and MotFF is still a Tier 1 module.

Tonya has made further clarification that I suspect will be included in the revision to the season 8 guide (which I sent you a related message about ~10 minutes before your last post...)

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

BretI wrote:
I don't think you get to both play and GM an Evergreen at level two -- it is one or the other.

This was clarified before this season's guide came out (albiet in a blog post behind a spoiler tag)

http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5li7w?Updated-My-Journal

Quote:
A player can play a replayable scenario adventure an unlimited number of times with 1st-level characters, and once with a 2nd-level character. Similarly, a GM can apply credit for a running a replayable scenario adventure multiple times to as many of her 1st-level characters as she likes, and she can apply credit to a 2nd-level character once.

(Changed scenario to adventure in keeping with the changes to this season's guide).

GMs have been able to apply credit as well as PC credit to level 2 characters for these adventures since at least November (those who had already made the correct interpretation of applying credit could have done so far beyond this past November). If this is changed, there is now a whole new layer of inconsistencies in character record-keeping, since before August 2016 people could do X, but afterwards cannot, meaning that some character records might appear to be illegal when they are in fact not, ad infinitum ad nauseum.

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

Steven Schopmeyer wrote:

That has changed. Update inbound once I find it.

Edit: Source.

Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
Tier 1 scenarios are not playable with level 2 characters. A character's level must always be in-tier for the adventure she is playing.

Master of the Fallen Fortress is a Tier 1 Module and can only be played by 1st level characters.

Guide v8.0 wrote:
Adventure: Adventures collectively refer to scenarios, sanctioned modules, and sanctioned Adventure Paths.

Linda clarified that Tier 1 scenarios cannot be played or GM'd for level 2 credit. Nothing since the guide has changed the fact that Modules and APs are still "Adventures", and that all Tier 1 and Tier 1-2 Adventures (now except for Tier 1 scenarios) can be played and run for level 2 credit once each.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Update on the Chronicle Sheet from the Author and Developer:

Second Boon:

The Elemental Awakening boon references Affinity boons that you earn after applying the Chronicle sheet for 7-99. When applying this boon, the character with the boon can also gain credit from affinity boons on chronicle sheets from any previous scenarios on any of your characters.

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

Wraith235 wrote:
any Idea when this goes live to 5 stars ?

Stay tuned - there may be additional requirements in addition to GM Star rating to run this particular scenario.

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

Just in case someone find this thread without finding one of the other threads in which this issue has been clarified:

Guide to Organized Play wrote:
All Tier 1 and 1-2 adventures can be replayed an unlimited number of times with a 1st-level character for credit. The Tier 1 and 1–2 adventures can also be played with a 2nd-level character once for credit in each campaign mode (Core and Standard Modes).

Master of the Fallen Fortress is a Tier 1-2 adventure, and (barring any changes to the guide after the time of my post) can be played and GM'd once each with 2nd level characters/credit, and unlimited times for 1st level characters/credit.

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

For note - First Steps is a Scenario.

Master of the Fallen Fortress is a Module.

Guide to Organized Play wrote:


All Tier 1 and 1-2 adventures can be replayed an unlimited number of times with a 1st-level character for credit. The Tier 1 and 1–2 adventures can also be played with a 2nd-level character once for credit in each campaign mode (Core and Standard Modes).

Linda has clarified that First Steps Part 1 does not qualify for 2nd level replay, but Master of the Fallen Fortress is still a Tier 1-2 adventure, and can be played and GM'd once each with 2nd level characters/credit.

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

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Huge congratulations to all of the new Five Star GMs, Campaign Coin recipients, and especially to Bob Jonquet on Order of the Wayfinder - well deserved all around, everyone!!!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

I'm your huckleberry.

(Sent you a message)

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

I got asked something similar by my players during one of my sessions, and I explained it in sort of an economics way;

The Duergar like to take slaves and launch military expeditions against Dwarves. They also maintain the Long Walk and allow passage/collect tolls. By allowing the occasional Dwarf/enemy past, they take that money and turn it into more/better weapons to use on their preferred activity.

My players seemed to get it, and we moved on (that said - any time I had a party with a Dwarf, they decided to try and use Survival/etc. to navigate around. :P

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

I'll be posting a full review in a day or two, but let me just say here that this scenario was absolutely fantastic to run 3 times at Gen Con. Easy to prep, easy to run, easy for players to have fun.

Great work on this one, Mike!

Silver Crusade

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My breath... Death!

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Yea Gen Con is going a little crazy so I'm also not going to be able to post until Monday. Sorry!

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

Thomas Hutchins wrote:

UNPARALLELED SUPPLIER (7+ goals): Your access to superior resources makes your team deadlier. You can re-roll a total

number of your or your allies’ weapon or spell damage dice per day equal to your number of goals completed; you must
use the new result.

So if a party member cast a 10d6 fireball and I'm wanting to use one use of this ability on them, do they reroll 1 of the 10 dice or are they rerolling all ten of the dice?

If you have 7 goals completed, you can choose to reroll 7 of their 10 dice for that fireball, but then that's it for the ability for the day. Or you could have them reroll 3 of the 10, and then you have 4 left for the rest of the day, etc.

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

Mike Bramnik wrote:


1 - In Location B, does B2 count as one room or two?

2 - In each of the rooms for Location B, where are the blue crystals? I know it gives their vertical location, but horizontally it doesn't say. My guess would be center of the rooms, but not sure if you wanted something specific?

3 - In Location C, do freed Wysps have any "morale conditions" under which they would use their "living battery" ability?

4 - In Location C, where (geographically) is the ring of electricity? The box text seems to suggest that it is directly above the Thassalonian runes, but again, just wanted to make sure.

Thanks very much again!

Was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on these? Thanks in advance!

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

James Anderson wrote:
Swiftbrook wrote:
I was thinking about just having a note card by each hazard indicating it's current distance from the "center" or starting location. As things move, I'll just change the numbers. It's going to be very interesting. Probably more RP than math.
I made a bunch of cards with 100', 200', 500', and 50' that I plan to scatter around to show distances between things, changing them as needed.

I rather like this idea - hope you don't mind someone else yoinking it (and giving you full credit, of course)!

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

Quick question - encounters B1 and B2 make reference to the "northern" and "southern" tunnels - are those the left/right side tunnels, or the larger (darker) openings that pass under the tower?

Thanks, and really looking forward to running this at Gen Con!

Silver Crusade

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I've wanted a good Erinyes mini for almost as long as I've been playing Pathfinder - I am SO happy to see one in this set!!!

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

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Kalindlara wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:
HK Lapè Blakros, OotS wrote:
Such frivolity in public is unbecoming, brothers and sisters.

Is Order of the Stick one of the Hellknight Orders?

I might have to make a Hellknight.

The closest thing to a Hellknight they had was Miko, and that... didn't work out so well.

That said, one of the dead Hellknight orders actually has some interesting synergy with the Order of the Stick plotline...

Path of the Hellknight wrote:
Vise: This order, charged with eliminating manifestations of extraplanar chaos, was annihilated in brutal planar retaliation.

From the recent Paizo Reddit AMA

Wes Schneider wrote:

Okay. Order of the Vise. How about TWO sentences:

One of the more worthy orders formed by King Gaspodar during the Chelish Civil War, the Vise was mandated with opposing manifestations of extraplanar chaos. The order was short lived, though, their fortress—Citadel Darvhage on the north shore of Lake Sorrow—being reduced to rubble by some manner of brutal planar retaliation.

(After he was begged for more than just one sentence about them)

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

Linda, a few more quick questions for you:

1 - In Location B, does B2 count as one room or two?

2 - In each of the rooms for Location B, where are the blue crystals? I know it gives their vertical location, but horizontally it doesn't say. My guess would be center of the rooms, but not sure if you wanted something specific?

3 - In Location C, do freed Wysps have any "morale conditions" under which they would use their "living battery" ability?

4 - In Location C, where (geographically) is the ring of electricity? The box text seems to suggest that it is directly above the Thassalonian runes, but again, just wanted to make sure.

Thanks very much again!

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Any details on your plans for world domination by teaching PFS players about real archaeology hidden under the veneer of gaming? :P

(If a few things had gone differently for me before my Master's program, I would have been working as part of the City of David project in Jerusalem, so I am decidedly a willing convert!)

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Two of our players are having hectic weeks, so I'm going to go ahead and start momentarily, and let them get their character sheets up in the next day or two.

Also, with Gen Con coming up, I know posting will be slow - so no worries if people don't get chances to respond (I know I'll be incommunicado from Wednesday morning until Sunday night!)

PS - If you're going to Gen Con and want to find me:

Thursday:
Slot 1, Thursday AM: OFF (picking up maps for the specials from the Paizo booth!)
Slot 2, Thursday MID: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil
Slot 3, Thursday PM: GM 7-98 Special: Serpent’s Ire

Friday:
Slot 4, Friday AM: OFF
Slot 5, Friday MID: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil
Slot 6, Friday PM: GM 8-00 Special: The Cosmic Captive (Tier 10-11)

Saturday:
Slot 7, Saturday AM: OFF
Slot 8, Saturday MID: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil
Slot 9, Saturday PM: GM 7-99 Special: Through Maelstrom Rift

Sunday:
Slot 10, Sunday AM: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil

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

Looks like this year will be my lightest schedule at Gen Con ever since I joined PFS!

Thursday:
Slot 1, Thursday AM: OFF (picking up maps for the specials from the Paizo booth!)
Slot 2, Thursday MID: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil
Slot 3, Thursday PM: GM 7-98 Special: Serpent’s Ire

Friday:
Slot 4, Friday AM: OFF
Slot 5, Friday MID: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil
Slot 6, Friday PM: GM 8-00 Special: The Cosmic Captive (Tier 10-11)

Saturday:
Slot 7, Saturday AM: OFF
Slot 8, Saturday MID: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil
Slot 9, Saturday PM: GM 7-99 Special: Through Maelstrom Rift

Sunday:
Slot 10, Sunday AM: GM 8-03 Captives of Toil

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Preston Hudson wrote:
and I hope to see Legacy of Fire converted and sanctioned one day.

Seconded. This is one I really do love and plan to run some day!

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

Gen Con prep is going into overdrive, but I'll still stay with things (even if they're mostly just "Xavier follows along" kinda stuff).

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

James McTeague wrote:

Given that the listed CR works for only having one cleric, I would assume that only one is correct.

You guys want some more things? How about cards for each of the environmental conditions/rewards in Act 2? They're available, once again, on pfsprep.

These are awesome! Thank you for doing them! :)

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

Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

There's a no-evil hellknight order?

Oh... I suddenly have interest in hellknights now!

Order of the Pyre and Order of the Godclaw are decidedly not evil - they have LG members - even Paladins! :D

(my favorite two orders, personally)

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

Mike McKeown wrote:
where's the new sanctioned adventure paths and modules?

Patience, grasshopper :)

After "Con Season" is when those usually get worked on the most.

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

Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:

Any thoughts about the map artifact?

Again - thank you! :)

It should say R=Rift Spinner :)

...ya know, that should have occurred to me on either of my first two passes at the scenario? I'm a dummy. Thank you!

Again - of all three specials this year, this one is my favorite!

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

Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
Kelly Youngblood wrote:
Rhyol can represent both earth and fire. And I'd hate to see Jamila not included since she's one big callback to a certain season 0 adventure.
That's the idea. Rhyol has both the earth and fire subtypes, and she's from the border regions between the Plane of Earth and the Plane of Fire, so she's doing double duty in the four player adjust.

Very cool - I clearly missed the PC subtypes on my first two passes.

Any thoughts about the map artifact?

Again - thank you! :)

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

Kelly Youngblood wrote:
Rhyol can represent both earth and fire. And I'd hate to see Jamila not included since she's one big callback to a certain season 0 adventure.

I concur fully that I'd hate to see no Jamila (two season 0 adventures, by familial (silver) extension). That said, I can't see removing anyone else other than her and Ember to keep it one-from-each, unless maybe Jamila was there representing whichever one isn't there?

Edit: Upon doing my second read-through, I see that Jamila has some connection to "the land" (Material plane, but still), so her representing the interests of the Earth is definitely plausible.

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

Two questions after my first read-through:

First:

Getting Started wrote:
If you have fewer than six players, consider setting aside Ember or Krakos so that each of the four elements is represented within the group.

Wouldn't that be Ember and Jamila, since Krakos is (as far as I can tell) the only Earth representative?

Second:
The map for Area C has a large circle marked R on it:

Map Key wrote:
R: Crusader (D1 only)

However, I looked through the whole thing and didn't see a "Crusader" in the scenario? (I'm guessing this was just an artifact from using that map in multiple projects, but I want to make sure I didn't miss anything)

Thanks very much in advance - this is fantastic scenario, and is my favorite out of the three specials so far for this year!

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3

No worries, and mazel tov on her wedding! :)

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

Is there an event code for Gen Con GMs who like to do their chronicle sheets in advance?

Thanks very much!

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

jon dehning wrote:
You have obviously never seen me draw a map. There is a reason I print most everything.

You and me both, brother.

("and none of that stinkin' root beer!")

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

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I couldn't help but notice...

Battlestar Galactica (1978) Saga of a Star World pt 3:

Viper Squadrons:
Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, with an "appearance" by "Purple", and "Orange". Coincidence? :P

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

Congratulations to all! :)

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Out of curiosity - any relation between

Spoiler:
Jaelle and Tsadok?

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

joe kirner wrote:
Gotta be 3 guards and a mage. There are that many placed on map in area b.

Not really what I was asking, since there is no map for the "red alert" encounter during part 1.

However, in opening up the scenario again I just this time noticed the language in the 4 player adjustment being "the remaining guards", which suggests that my original assumption was correct and that the "Creatures" paragraph on page 15 is just a typo.

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

Mike Bramnik wrote:
Question about the end of Part 1. The text says 2 Guards+, but the stat blocks suggest it's 3 Guards+. Since Red Alert replaces the encounter in Area B (which has 3 Guards+) that's my guess - but I wanted to check. Thanks in advance!

Just bumping this since it seems to have been lost in all the posts since Gen Con GMs got this dropped to their accounts.

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I spoke with one of the VOs from the Pathfinder TR Facebook account - as of a few hours ago everyone seemed to be doing okay, but definitely solidarity here.

PFS Turkey officers and players - if there is anything we can do from across the Atlantic, just let us know!

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

THIS thread might give you some ideas too :)

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