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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,363 posts (2,008 including aliases). 16 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 46 Pathfinder Society characters. 6 aliases.


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

Valley of the Veiled Flame (which has some call-backs to Night March of Kalkamedes) takes place in the shadow of a Qadiran volcano, and is a really neat scenario (one of my personal favorites from Season 6).

Fires of Karamoss is another Season 6 scenario that has some volcanic involvement...saying more would be risking spoilers.

Scions of the Sky Key Parts 1-3 take place in several locations in and around Garund.

I'm sure I'll think of more in short order, but those came to mind rather immediately heh.

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

Kevin Willis wrote:

Any official word on the other four questions?

1. Are the map references in the text of Area B wrong? (Pretty sure everyone agrees with Peevenator on this one, just included for completeness.)

2. One of the conditions for the secondary success condition is to retrieve "all five" of the trade items. However there are actually six counting extra filled syringes as one item (as they are referred to as trade material in one place). If they get extra syringes but miss one other do they still count as fulfilling the secondary condition?

3. What is the effect of the Aether Elementals' Telekinetic Throw if the creature fails the Fortitude save to avoid being thrown but the elemental misses with the attack roll?
a. The thrown creature either doesn't move or "boomerangs" back and takes no damage.
b. The thrown creature takes damage as normal (but the target doesn't).
c. Neither creature takes damage but the thrown creature ends up end a different location than the one it started in.

If b or c is true then does the thrown creature:
- i. End up adjacent to the intended target,
- ii. End up 480 feet away (it is a zero-gravity plane, after all), or
- iii. Some other final destination?

3(follow-up). Can the elemental throw a creature without a target (480 feet away)?

4. What kind of action is it for the Maenads to use their infectious dance? How does one "break free of the dance?" Does making your save render you immune to further dancing by that Maenad for a period of time?

Anyone have any more recent info on these questions? Looks like I'm running this right after a con this week, so any short-cuts I can take in prep would be immensely helpful! :)

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

DicesMuse wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
Only about a day left until InConJunction!

Seeing as how I've never been to this Con before, any suggestions on things to bring or other things to look out for? I've penciled in at least one game so far.

Any thoughts appreciated!

InCon is mainly a "fandom" convention rather than a gaming con, so expect lots of non-gamers to be all over the place. PFS will be in one of the Veteran's suites which are in the far NE corner of the hotel's convention areas.

Definitely bring a water bottle (I honestly don't remember how close the nearest vending/food areas are from the PFS rooms), and all of your chronicle sheets for any of your PFS characters you're bringing. Aside from that, bring lucky dice for your RPG or ACG scenarios and to win boons and other prizes! :)

Hillis and anyone else he's got at PFS HQ can help you with anything else you need on-site. One of my VLs and I will be driving up Saturday morning, so if you need anything on the 2nd, just ask for me (or look for the probably-tallest guy in the room wearing a purple Pathfinder shirt) and I'd be happy to help out too!

Drive safe getting there, and see you this weekend!

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

Only about a day left until InConJunction!

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

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This is a sample email from him:

"Your options are.

Bust: Head and shoulders
Waist: Head down to the waist
Fullbody: Head to toes

and then

Sketch
Lined
Colored
Full Illustrations, these require scenario and setting description, these are usually fullbody inherently.

Please include as much detail as you feel needed."

So I think you can go as much or as little as you want!

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Somewhere out there there are some people who helped me try out running PFS on IRC. I'll see if I can't track any of them down (it was me plus two other GMs).

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

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Hey there! So, a friend of a friend of mine found this on tumblr and it caught my eye, since I mainly use tumblr for looking at neat character art (and finding artists to one day save up to commission).

This artist is trying to raise money to pay for an emergency surgery brought on by a bad car crash, and is offering to do character art for as little as a dollar to this end (I wouldn't expect him to do super full color for only $1 myself, though).

I wanted to boost the signal for this by posting it to the Pathfinder Society, since there are thousands of us out here who have characters, and I'd guess many are like me - bad at drawing and constantly on the lookout for a good artist to draw our PCs!

So, here's the link to the details, some samples of his art, and the place where he's raising money (indiegogo). Thanks very much for reading, and best wishes to all.

LINK

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

Muser wrote:
I'd love to say yes but that would open a can of worms for every other less than capable boss in the campaign. Just basic stuff, like a potion of invisibility, of feather step or alchemical gear, or a magic weapon would save many a foe.

I do agree with you, but this boss in particular spends at least four scenarios learning about / studying his foe (the PCs), possibly even more. Also most scenario BBEGs don't get nearly enough gold to buy much of anything, whereas this one gets so much that it's even pointed out as a special ability at the end of his stat block.

Plus, my VL makes the point that this is the epic "retirement from normal PFS play" moment of a PC's career, and it should be a rather big challenge for them.

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

One of my VLs and I are helping another GM prep Eyes of the Ten, and we stumbled onto a rather odd question that we were hoping to get feedback on:

Forewarned is forearmed?:

So, Adril Hestram is the mastermind behind this, and his triumphant finale is to kill Shemis inside Skyreach. He's had multiple interactions with the PCs - hearing their stories and seeing them on Akiton, if nothing else (possibly knowing lots more about them if they played in scenarios where they reported to him).

His character sheet lists 200 platinum and 144 gold. If he's aware of something super nasty that the PCs can do, can a GM have him spend some of that gold to help protect himself?

Example - Super (bordering on "broken") quick-grapple-pin-strangle-specialist Brawler who openly advertises how awesome she is at bringing enemies to submission in "world record" times. Could he pop 90 platinum for a Lesser Talisman of Freedom in order to give himself Freedom of Movement for 3 rounds should she happen to go for him?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

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

Less than 7 days until InCon!

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Fromper wrote:
Ryzoken wrote:
Pete Winz wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
Just posting this link in case people come seeking the same thing as you in the future :)
You can also use the Faction-specific traits found in the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide.
Which is super revelant for my -34 who will be walking around with no less than 5 character traits, one from each of the five trait categories permitted in CORE.
How? I know there are boons to get an extra trait, but the Additional Traits feat is in the Advanced Players Guide, so not legal for Core.

I know of two scenarios from seasons 5-7 that give you the ability to get an extra trait on a newly created character, plus I'm pretty sure that there are a few boons that also give extra traits out there as well.

So there are ways :)

I have one character with 4 traits who has never taken the "Additional Traits" feat myself.

Silver Crusade

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Kalindlara wrote:
I adore the art for Lictor Rouen Stought. ^_^

Hear hear! My favorite order, too! :D

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

Just posting this link in case people come seeking the same thing as you in the future :)

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

Looking forward to it! :D

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

This link might also prove useful. since VNDL cast raise thread and all :)

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

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To this day, I still don't know what I did in a previous life to earn the pleasure of being the VC for the amazing Pathfinders in my lodge! Not a week goes by that doesn't find me with something new to be proud of from my players and GMs, and wow did we just finish off something special!

In the span of the last 10 days, I have had the pleasure of announcing five lodge members who have attained new GM Star levels! I am so proud of my GMs, that I felt like sharing their accomplishments with everyone!


  • Daniel McDeavitt - Fourth Star - June 10th !!!!
  • Raymond Pacenza (our lodge's youngest GM) - First Star - June 16th !
  • Aaron Porter - First Star - June 17th !
  • VL Justin McNeely - Third Star - June 19th !!!
  • VL Joe Ducey - Fourth Star - June 20th !!!!

Congratulations, again, to all of you. I am proud and humbled to have you and the rest of our GMs (56 GM Stars, combined!) who make our lodge such a joy to be a part of. Thank you for all that you do for the Pathfinder Society!!!

Silver Crusade

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I told you I didn't do it!

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

I wish I could vote for more than one. Great job, everyone!

Silver Crusade

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Since I'm prepping this to run in a few weeks and notice that the scenario never got updated - it is important for GMs to check the conversation here for a correction to the puzzle solution:

http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2qmss?513-Weapon-in-the-Rift-GM-Discussion-Spoi lers#48

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GreySector wrote:
Is Vigo!

Wasn't he also Vigo the butch?

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

One of my local 4-Star GMs uses this image (from a Final Fantasy game, I believe?) to represent the Pathfinder Society's "Second Grand Lodge" in Quantium, Nex:

Pretty!

He used it as a launching point for a pre-mission briefing before running Wardens of the Reborn Forge - so the PCs knew what they were getting into before heading down from Absalom to Nex to Alkenstar.

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

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TOZ wrote:
I'm more curious about what #8-675309 will be about.

Zarta's long lost cousin, Jenny?

Or maybe something to do with a bardic masterpiece consisting of only two tones.

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

Congratulations to all!

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First - Welcome to Pathfinder Society and thank you in advance for wanting to run games for people and share the fun of this hobby with others! :)

As for VA, etc., Rigby's and DM Livgin's posts are definitely the way to go there!

The real trick will come later when you want to be a VL or VC - then you have to engage the current ones in single combat and take their hea...

er...perhaps I've said too much ^^;

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I am also an android user, and am curious as to what this is (being that I'm not able to make PaizoCon)? :)

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Sara Marie wrote:
Old "Scuttlebutt" Salt wrote:
Psyblade wrote:

The more I read this, the more I have a whole Babylon 5 vibe to it... with the Absalom station name...

I wouldn't mind to be invited to playtesting... but doubt that will happen :P no luck there :D

Rumor has it a large % of Paizo staffers are rather big Babylon 5 fans...

(We know that Liz Courts is Ivanova made flesh, for instance...)

There's always the threat of an attack by say, a giant space dragon. The kind that eats the sun once every 30 days. It's a nuisance, but what can you expect from reptiles?

I see I'm not the only one for whom Marcus was a favorite :D

"Who knew they were French...sorry."

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Just musing since my cards that I bought seem to have walked off... as a PFS GM, this is one set that I really wish had also been made available in an electronic format.

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

Amazing Red wrote:
Hmm wrote:
Amazing Red wrote:
Is there any recourse for someone not holding up on their part of the bargain? I'm afraid I have been swindled.
Have you contacted the person involved with a PM? How long has it been?
I've emailed them back with no response about a week ago. It's been two week since I last heard from him.

I'd contact your local Venture Captain and see about tracking that player down to find their VC as well, if you don't already know it. Your VC should be able to find that information out, and contact their VC too.

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Wow... Just wow! :-)

Why can't it be 2017 already!?

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Erik Mona wrote:

Starfinder will be a lot more sci-fi than Spelljammer, at least visually. Think sealed starships in the vacuum of space shooting beam weapons at each other more than flying galleons with people shooting fireballs at each other.

Ok, maybe the fireball part.

Oh, also in Starfinder all of the players will have a role in ship-to-ship combat rather than just one.

Something is wrong with your website, Erik... I'm clicking "favorite/like" about a hundred times but it's only showing up once!!!

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

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Oh how I wish PaizoCon was something I could get to. Thanks for the posts, updates, and news - Painlord and others!

Silver Crusade

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Any chance, Mister Williams, you and/or Obsidian know when they will release Hook Mountain Massacre for the ap? Like in 2016? 2017?
I wouldn't expect big news like that to drop in a messageboard post, but I'm pretty sure the answer is "sooner that you probably expect, but not quite as soon as you probably would prefer."

Hope it'll be announced soon, seeing as my app just updated and Adventure 3 is *super* awesome so far! ;-)

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

All GM spots are now filled, but warhorn player sign-ups are still open for another 6 days!

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As a wise person once said - Loopholes are loopholes, but don't be surprised if they are yanked tight and shut very quickly.

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Since this has come up locally by me too - my advice is to consult with your local Venture Officers on this one.

VOs - There is a discussion about this particular scenario elsewhere that you can view, if that helps, pending a permanent "fix".

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

I had a player at my table of this last week want to use a wand of Create Water to help put out the fire. Since the tent is described as oil-soaked, I reasoned that the water wouldn't put out the fire automatically, so I asked the player to roll 1d6 and add the result to his Survival check to put it out - an idea inspired by the ACG, in fact. I could have given a flat bonus as per the CRB due to the good idea, but when I mentioned that out loud, my players really liked it.

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

Our Warhorn is now live for player signups! We do still have a few GM slots open as well, so feel free to sign up for those too if you'd like!

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

There are at least two chronicle sheets I'm aware of that have the "Clockwork Spy" on them being available for purchase. Aside from that, you might not have too much luck in PFS.

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

Amanda Plageman wrote:

Maybe I'm overthinking the final encounter's map, but...

Nah - I think it's just confusing choice of words in the scenario. Substitute "water" for "oasis" and it should work out okay - so your "w" would be "DB", your "SB" are fine, and your "DB" become "Land" :)

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Hmm wrote:


Sun Orchid Scheme -- Player Handouts

Sun Orchid Scheme -- GM Information

Hmm

These are pretty good! You should totally add them to the GM Prep Site!

Thanks for making these - running this in a few day and I found these really helpful!

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I fully concur with Bob and Liz above. I signed up for 9 last year and it was a *lot* more taxing than I had anticipated.

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

We have a few GM slots still open (few enough that they can be counted on one non-mutated hand) - so if you're interested in running a table, drop either Joe or myself a line and we'll get you the info.

Hoping to see folks from around the region in a few weeks! :)

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

Bob Jonquet wrote:

Based on A LOT of feedback on slot lengths, having enough time to run properly, etc. the decision was made to extend the slot times slightly.

    AM slot is 8am-1pm
    MID slot is 2pm-7pm
    PM slot is 8pm-1am

You mean shorten? :P

Gen Con 2016 Call for Volunteers! wrote:
    Morning 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM
    Afternoon 1:30 PM to 7:00 PM
    Evening 7:30 PM to 1:30 AM

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This scenario sounds utterly awesome! And huzzah Linda!

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

Congratulations to all!

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

@Martin: It doesn't say that, actually, which is why I asked.

Page 22 wrote:

During this encounter, the collection of crystalline

disks has 100 hit points and 8 hardness (sonic damage
deals full damage)

As for the Crysmals, I think someone answered that further up-thread, but I'm on a mobile device right now so I can't easily check.

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Request - Clarifications on the Inner Sea Pirate prestige class from the "Pirates of the Inner Sea" Player Companion.

Here is the relevant thread detailing that the PrC is missing its HD. Also missing is a clarification on whether page 24 or 25 in Pirates of the Inner Sea is correct as to when Pirate Tricks are obtained.

Here is some commentary noting an AP NPC with this prestige class and his stats. In it, the AP suggests that the chart on Page 25 of Pirates of the Inner Sea is correct and the text on Page 24 is wrong. It also confirms what James Jacobs said about the class having d8 HD.

Thanks very much in advance.

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Part of me is hoping that this is a callback to two Season 0 scenarios!

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All I can say right now is (redacted redacted redacted redacted)!!!!!

*deep breath*

(Redacted redacted redacted redacted redacted redacted)!

:D

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Here are two links that might help you out:

Post from Auke

List from Kirstov

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