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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,020 posts (1,510 including aliases). 2 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 31 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Liberty's Edge

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

Is there a way to learn which armies have which special abilities? That might affect our tactics as PCs as to which armies to bring to the field under our collective command(s).

If I'm the only Sovereign Court / Taldor person here, I'll take that one if we like what it brings to the table.

This seems like a scenario where a) having more players = better since # PCs = # armies, and b) playing this PbP gives us more time to read and try to comprehend the mass combat rules rather than under a 4-5 hour time limit in a FLGS or a convention :)

This is the last post I'll probably be able to make until Monday, but suffice to say, I'm all-in, and excited!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Sharaya,

Again, you are awesome, thank you!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Heya Sharaya!

First, you are awesome - thank you!

Second, love the use of Meyanda as your icon :)

Third, it looks good, with two potential not-sures:
3a - "Waiting for backordered product(s)"
3b - It has 10 of the PaizoCon pins, which I had wanted to bump to 20, but if that detail ends up holding up the whole order, I'm totally cool just doing 10.

Again, thank you so much!!!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Oh yea.... and would it be possible to combine it with Order 3537631 (just placed a minute ago - basically up increased the quantity of one item from the order cited in the thread subject line...).

Thank you again!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Hi,

I *really* hate to bother you guys and gals - I know you're working virtually around the clock with more orders/emails/posts/calls than you can deal with...but, the above order contains items that I ordered/piled-up-in-sidecart ranging from early February to mid-March.

Several of these items are destined to be prizes for an upcoming PFS convention/charity event that I'm helping run the weekend of May 15-17. As we're less than 1 month away from that event, I just wanted to make a post just in case something got held up with the order that can be manually bypassed in order to make sure this order ships with enough time to get here for said event.

Again, sorry to bother, and thank you so very much!

Mike Bramnik

Liberty's Edge

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

I'll try to read up on mass combat tomorrow before WYC and Sunday after I wrap up EotT 1 heh.

Liberty's Edge

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

Neither my GM or PC chronicles for 5-19 were on Taldor / Sovereign Court characters. I'm not sure if that affects the Horn of Aroden boon (if that even comes up here).

None of my boons are crossed off, aside from that note above.

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

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Woo hoo! Looking forward to it!

Liberty's Edge

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 3) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3
Venture Teller Play b'Post wrote:
CanisDirus wrote:

Thanks!

If you fancy a trip to Indiana, we're holding another con in May in Bloomington too :)

GenCon has been on my bucket list for close to 20 years. This year, thanks to some good writing I have a ticket. I AM GOING TO GENCON!

PaizoCon is relatively close (six hour drive), & I have family nearby allowing me to stay for free so it is the only con I have been able to afford. I have gone almost since the beginning, but alas I will miss it this year because I AM GOING TO GENCON! :)

Look me up when you're here - I'm GMing 9 slots, and assuming I can rig it like I did last year, will be flying a Jolly Roger pirate flag at my table at all times :)

Liberty's Edge

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

Looks like we're playing up with the 4 player adjustment, if I've done my math right heh.

Liberty's Edge

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

Thanks!

If you fancy a trip to Indiana, we're holding another con in May in Bloomington too :)

Liberty's Edge

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

Okay, the GM has convinced me to try staying - I'm GMing at Who's Yer Con this weekend, but I'll try to post in the evening unless some of the other VOs convince me to do midnight madness gaming heh.

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All RPG/ACG Charity Tables and Charity Auction items are now open for bidding! Bidding closes at Noon on May 15th - only one month away! Check out all the details here!

Stonekeep Charity RPG/ACG Tables and Auction Items

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Huzzah!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Congratulations!!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I have a level 7 Sovereign Court Cavalier who I'd love to get in on this scenario - if you're full-up already, though, no worries!

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Our Warhorn game-signup is now live!

The Convention at Stonekeep

Information about our Charity RPG and ACG tables coming soon!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

So I was looking and marvelling at these when my dad commented that the Liberty's Edge one looked like "an old WWI patch or insignia". He did some looking online and found this. Sometimes my dad's memory impresses even me!

Needless to say, my dad likes these too, and he doesn't even play Pathfinder!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Oh wow

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Kevin Willis wrote:


It would require a bit of expansion on the methods used by the friends of the NPC, but the solution is simply to let her do it without raising any alarms.

Because, what are they going to do with the remains?
** spoiler omitted **

I agree with DesolateHarmony above - *very* well thought out! I think I'm going to do just that. Maybe I'll have "O" ask for them at the end so to take them back to Absalom, or have "E" see her do it and offer an urn to store them in while the PCs continue the mission.

Thank you for the advice!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I find myself in need of advice...

I am running this in about a week, and one of the characters is an Inquisitor/Evangelist of Pharasma, with the following power:

Decomposition (Su):

You can ensure the final rest of a creature. As a standard action, you can touch a corpse and cause it to dissolve into black ash. A corpse dissolved this way cannot be raised as an undead creature by any means short of a miracle or wish. The black ash left behind can, however, be used as the “corpse” for spells that return the dead to true life—such as raise dead—as long as the entire collection of ash is kept together.

Once the initial fracas in the scenario is over, I suspect the character will engage this power on any important *cough* corpse(s) and perhaps even carry the remains with her. Other than having an NPC object (and thus alert the PCs and players both to things that they have no evidence for yet)...any suggestions on ways to prevent that from happening?

Thanks!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

If you can track down the event #s and the dates, your local VC should be able to go in and fix the problems with Blackros Matrimony - I was able to fix my own and those of a few of my local GMs earlier.

I suspect the same is true about Emerald Spire (I'll be delving into that for another of my local GMs tomorrow). Hope that helps!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Just tracked down my missing tables too - sound familiar? Two tables of Blackros Matrimony, heh.

I can't find the sessions off-hand, but I found the dates:

12/31/2012
2/4/2013

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Update, circa 10 minutes after initial post:

With the dates, I tracked down the events and took a look - neither had that scenario listed, so I re-enabled them, went to the session #, found that they had a blank for scenario reported - re-selected Blackros Matrimony, and saved. Currently, I am missing 0 tables.

My guess? Somehow that scenario got "disconnected" from events and just needs to be re-selected and applied to those tables. Hope this info helps!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

New bug: Scenario #6-17 Fires of Karamoss does not appear to be available for selection on event creation/editing pages.

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Second star to the right, and straight on until morning.

You mean fifth star, right? :P

Congratulations Carl!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

For note - we're still looking for a few GMs and HQ personnel (ideally people who are comfortable running We Be Goblins!, Silverhex Chronicles, and/or Adventure Card Guild demos) for all three days - GM boons are your reward! Drop me a line if you're interested!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

DragoDorn wrote:
For the non-PFS games do you have to use a PFS character or can you make one of the appropriate level for the scenario?

Those games will be using PFS Level 7 Pre-generated characters (with a few tweaks allowed - namely a small purchasing limit and prepared casters being allowed to edit their memorized spells)

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Congratulations!

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Announcing The Convention at Stonekeep 2015 - May 15-17 in Bloomington Indiana!

Most local-level conventions, you'll find, offer a nice variety of fun (and sometimes easy) scenarios. Not this time! Stonekeep is going to be a, well, stone-grinder of a con! With special permission from Mike Brock - we'll have Bonekeep parts 1, 2, *and* 3! We'll also be offering every scenario that has a "Hard Mode" option and a selection of other scenarios that will truly test your mettle as Pathfinders!

(Don't worry, we'll also have a few gentle offerings - I promise!)

Bonekeep <=> Stonekeep, right? Well, sort of. In addition to normal PFS convention activities, this event is going to be a little special for us here in Bloomington. There is a local facility called Stonebelt - an assisted living facility for persons with physical and developmental disabilities. Several members of our lodge are current or former employees of theirs, and we know that there are several pieces of equipment that they are in need of - a perfect invitation for us to step up and give back to our local community!

Several of our lodge's GMs have been cooking up an integrated ACG-RPG Charity scenario where the success of the ACG players will contribute directly to some of the challenges the RPG players will have to face the next day! These scenarios are non-PFS, but will be played with PFS and PACG rules, and come with *significant* prizes for the winning table (ACG and RPG both)! Look for a separate announcement about "bidding" for a seat at these tables soon!

In addition, we'll also have some rare items and services up for auction, with all proceeds from the auctions and charity tables going towards the purchase of needed equipment for Stonebelt.

As if that wasn't enough, we'll be running the Season 4 Special Scenario - Race for the Runecarved Key and will have Adventure Card Guild demos going all weekend long!

So, mark your calendars for May 15-17th - dare ye brave the dangers of Bonekeep AND Stonekeep?

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Look for a Warhorn to go live on or around April 1st, 2015

Huge thanks to three local businesses who are offering their support for this effort:

- Common Room Games
- That's The Rub Massage Therapy Center
- Mr. Copy

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Thefurmonger wrote:

Hey guys,

So I am getting my daughter (15) into the hobby and she really wants to play an Ifrit. Sadly i dont have one and the race boons I do have are now legal to play anyway :)
So this is partly charity.

Want Ifrit for my daughter

Have Sinscarred (also have several kitsune, Wayang and such)

PM sent

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As a geophysicist, I get a lot of things coming through my email that are of little interest to anyone outside a few specific fields. Sometimes, however, I get something that everyone can relate to, and even more rarely, something that has the potential to be really awesome for PFS and Pathfinder as a whole!

(Name the features on Pluto and its moon Charon - the public news story related to this train of thought.)

NASA's New Horizons probe is approaching Pluto and Charon, and NASA has a public campaign to name the features of these bodies. As I looked, I saw items from Tolkien, Pratchett, and other fictional worlds had been nominated. As such, I thought to myself, "wouldn't be awesome if Absalom or Pharasma or Skyreach became actual places on another (dwarf) planet!" and so, I bring this to you:

Nominate a Name! - If we all come together as Pathfinder players and GMs and suggest names from Golarion...who knows! Maybe we'll actually play a role in naming a mountain or crater or other feature on another world!

/science geeking, and back to your regularly scheduled fantasy RPG geeking :)

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I'm not sure if you can put in player/character names without numbers (never actually tried that myself), but you *can* report a session with a GM and no players. It's how we report GM 101 sessions as well as how Overseer GMs for Season Specials get credit :)

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Arlyana Silver Storm wrote:
I am intrested and live in bloomington

Heya! Bart has you covered for the most part (no comment on any rumors he may be spreading about me though...even if they are true ;)

Even though I myself used to hate using Facebook, it's the best way for us to reach most of our local players en masse, so it's our main place for contact, information, and schedules:

Pathfinder Society of Bloomington, IN.

I'll be at Common Room Games tomorrow (Saturday, March 14) at Noon to help another player get a character rebuilt, and then I'm GMing a table from 1-5pm. Common Room closes at 6pm on Saturdays, but I can easily hang around after game too if you need help with any information. I think we might even have a few spots left in our Monday tables for this week too, if you feel like diving right in!

If Facebook doesn't work for you, feel free to send me (or Bart) a private message on here, or mbramnik@gmail.com. Take care and hope to talk to you soon!

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If they don't want to, you'd still report the game and only list PFS numbers of players who are taking credit. The reporting will still go through just fine :)

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Plotty Fingers wrote:

So...where is the next update on the reporting for PFS?

I ran game #4 of the Emerald Spire tonight and reported it using the default choice. AND i seem to have lost 4 game table points and a GM star i just earned.

I should have 62 not 58 game tables of credit.

please let me (us) know?

thanks.

Just commenting to add information for whomever looks into this - I manually counted this GM's number of tables to be at exactly 60 on 2/20/15 when I awarded him a certificate for achieving his third GM star at our FLGS. I didn't download a list, so unfortunately I have no data to back this up other than my own records that I made the count. Hope this helps.

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jon dehning wrote:
rknop wrote:
...the guy who is moving and who broke his ankle is running games at a faster rate than I am. I feel shame.
You go to da box. Two minutes. You feel shame.

"Denis Lemieux continue la saison magnifique..."

-written from Moosejaw Saskatchewan

I can almost quote this movie verbatim heh

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Revvy Bitterleaf wrote:
Is there some easy way to get to those numbers (filters?)...or do you have to go back through your play/gm history and count it yourself?

I copied/pasted my sessions into MS Excel, deleted a few columns, and used some "countif(" formulae to get the numbers.

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An oldie but a goodie:

Painlord's What to Expect at a PFS Table

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

This thread got me curious to see what my numbers looked like (with scenarios/modules all as "1" each)...

2012: GM 43 / Play 24
2013: GM 73 / Play 53
2014: GM 70 / Play 70
2015: GM 08 / Play 13

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I am *so* very much looking forward to all of these!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

The spell "Unwelcome Halo" has a nice little side-effect in terms of how it interacts with magical darkness.

Spoiler:
If unwelcome halo is brought into an area of magical darkness (or vice versa), the effects of both spells are temporarily negated, so that the otherwise prevailing light conditions exist within the overlapping fields of effect.

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

I'm still behind on putting my Demon/Crusade campaign list together, but I'll add Anti-Aspis to my to-do list - I think it would be very cool too.

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I have to post again because, on reflection, Season 0 has a lot of my personal favorites...so in support of the other recommendations:

- I have to echo Avatar-1 above - Prince of Augustana is a wonderful scenario for new GMs to tackle.

- Silent Tide is a great "intro" scenario to the society as a whole, and has a little bit of everything (combat, traps, talking, etc.).

- Frozen Fingers, Mists of Mwangi, and Black Waters (check the pfsprep.com website and/or the GM boards for neat menu ideas!) are awesome fun, and 2/3 of these actually do play important roles further down the road for PCs who end up at the higher tiers...

Spoiler:
Play #0-04 and #0-05 on whatever PC you eventually plan to play Eyes of the Ten with once you're level 12 - trust me!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Our Lady of Silver.

- Wedding Elephants
- Dancing on hot coals
- Dark Cults
- Courtroom drama
- A luxurious seaside view

It's especially awesome if you have extra time, so you can use some of the materials that a bunch of GMs put together including "faction missions" that are part of the main story and add a lot of fun RP, as Andrew mentions just above :)

Edit: My honorable mention goes to #22 Fingerprints of the Fiend - the first combat is unique and very challenging, and the third encounter can be *tons* of fun, especially if you know a local Star Wars player who can loan you some of these!

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1 - Is there a definitive list of Hellknight ranks somewhere? I seem to recall seeing a list that had a few of them, but not a full one.

2 - Before/during the rise of House Thrune, the Order of the Pyre was effectively destroyed - were there any survivors who might remember the Hellknights from before House Thrune's ascension?

3 - Were they called Hellknights even before Asmodeus was the chief deity of Cheliax / when Aroden was still the main god worshiped there?

4 - This one is from a PFS scenario, but I'm hoping you might know... Scenario #2-10 Fury of the Fiend introduces an Andoran loyalist named Maladin Bane as a Hellknight infiltrator, but I've never seen anything talk about what happens to him. I don't suppose this is a NPC/character you know anything about?

As always, thank you *very* much for fielding all of everyone's questions, James!

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BartonOliver wrote:
From an adventure I know you (we) have done, that Primo guy can have a bunch of nightmares

If you decide on this one, make sure you tell your GM when you play #5-17 Fate of the Fiend.

PS - I highly recommend this course of action :P

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Robert Thomson wrote:
I've looked at Ustulav, Irrisen, and Osirion. All of them have holes, but Osirion only has a couple gaps.

Just in case it helps, I came up with one that I posted HERE as a gift to one of my local players who really wanted to have an Osirion-based campaign plan.

Enjoy!

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Nefreet wrote:

Just refer to the Additional Resources document.

To my knowledge, only the Advanced Race Guide and Goblins of Golarion have such limiting language.

I believe Blood of Elements was included in this in a message board post that I can't seem to find at the moment.

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Considering everything about Elves on Golarion, namely the gates, Sovyrian, Castrovel, etc. - am I crazy, or is there an homage to Spelljammer's Imperial Elven Navy somewhere in all of this? :)

noting that the IEN has always been one of my favorite things in gaming ever since I first got introduced to Spelljammer decades ago...

Liberty's Edge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

So very excited for this! :)

Nefreet - looking forward to finally meeting you as well!

Set up an account for free here: https://www.gencon.com/login# and it'll give you a Gen Con ID number. I find it's easiest if you use the same email address for Gen Con as you do for your Paizo account. Hope that helps!

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