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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,070 posts (1,606 including aliases). 3 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 33 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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I just feel the need to throw more kudos and love towards Season 6:

#6-18 From Under Ice just edged out #6-07 for my favorite Season 6 scenario to-date by the barest of margins (thin ice, that :P)

and

#6-19 Test of Tar Kuata was a really fun trip with unique NPCs and enemies that I don't think have ever shown up in PFS before. At least the way the GM handled it, the RP and tasks at the outset were really fun, even (especially?) with half the group flailing their way through some of them!

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Heya,

Since both HeroLab and the d20pfsrd are third party products, you're more likely to get help on the other forums you've cited already. I'm not a user of either myself, but good luck getting it all together!

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Ascalaphus wrote:
Unfortunately, any armor worth dissolving in slime has so many HP that it's pretty hard to do that. Armor has it's bonus * 5 HP, and every +1 enhancement adds another +10hp.

However, I'm sensing an interesting Sunder build, opening with slime grenades followed by a one-handed weapon attack with a bonus...

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

Michael_Hopkins wrote:
Sarvei taeno wrote:
heh good luck finding a goblin boon, they are super rare
I could ask a certain person if the people they know want to trade for it, but I'm willing to try here first. :)

All of my VLs and I are hoping to find one for one of our locals as well...if anyone out there has an unused Goblin, still...

Relevant "Goblin application"

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danielc wrote:
CanisDirus wrote:

I love that site and use it all the time, but they don't have any more inside info on rarity than we do here (every set since Reign of Winter the actual rarity was different than what was on that site the same day of the release).

Thanks though!

He tries his best, but as I said above, the only info that we all have is what is told us in the previews, until the set is released of course. Once it is released they make a list available. It has been that way sense the beginning of the line.

Agreed, and his site is really, really great - but that's why I was asking, i.e. hoping for Erik (or someone else in the know) to maybe post one :D

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

kinevon wrote:

Pretty much. As any chronicle, it can be attached to a lower level PC, but not higher, but the boons won't be available until the PC reaches the minimum chronicle level, in this case, 4th level.

And, since there is no XP, PP, or GP, it is only a boon chronicle...

Fair enough, and thanks!

Ah well - here I was hoping to get one of those items for my Venture Captain character *grins*

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Joana wrote:
There's a list with rarities collated here as the minis are revealed.

I love that site and use it all the time, but they don't have any more inside info on rarity than we do here (every set since Reign of Winter the actual rarity was different than what was on that site the same day of the release).

Thanks though!

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Since a bunch of us here are going in for a case to split, we're wondering if there is a set list / rarity list that'll be out sometime soon? We try to draft by getting everyone at least a few of their top-5 favorites before we start doing round-robin style, and the set/rarity list *really* helps. Thanks very much!

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Michael Brock wrote:
Has anyone out there played or GMed these at a participating store? If so, do you have any feedback or comments? We really would like to make this program special and improve upon it, but can only do so with the community's help. Thanks in advance.

Our FLGS only just got the quest (after some issues that Chris L helped clear up on the CS side of things) today, so I'll be running these soon! Huzzah!

One quick question, though - the Chronicle Sheet being 4-6 - does that indicate that this must be applied to a character of levels 4-6 only?

Thanks very much!

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Deadkitten - you're crazy :P

Aid Another = bonus to AC against that enemy's next attack (single)

Feat = bonus to AC against that enemy until the start of your next turn (i.e. would help vs. a full attack)

I'm not saying how strong of a feat this is, just that it does do something!

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QuidEst wrote:
Mike Bramnik wrote:
PS - Nice (unintentional?) homage to Changeling: the Dreaming with naming that continent Arcadia, by the by!
The reference is probably a bit more general than that.

I stand corrected (and impressed - thanks for that!)

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I'm honestly hoping for a book like this to present a non-racially-based hand-sign/sign-language. I know "Pathfinder hand sign" was mentioned in Seeker of Secrets, but that was a long time ago and never actually utilized. Other than that and racial silent-languages... it's something I think that has been missing as an option for characters who like to try and be subtle or sneaky *especially* while in public spaces / RPing openly.

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Odd question about the Orc Skull Ram:

Quote:
This weapon consists of a wooden log with a shoulder strap to carry some of the weight. The name comes from the orc tradition of making the ram’s head out of a large skull. On a successful critical hit with a skull ram, you can attempt a combat maneuver check to bull rush your opponent as a free action.

Because of the bit about the skull - would that suggest that an Orc Skull Ram could be "tipped" with a special material (aside from the obvious Darkwood or Greenwood or Wyroot)?

i.e. Could a (presumably bone) skull be replaced by an Adamantine cast of a skull?

I am 90% sure the answer is no, but since I believe some authors/developers follow this, I figured there was no harm in asking! Thanks very much!

PS - This Player Companion is probably the most popular one of all time amongst my local PFS lodge's players and GMs! Bravo to everyone who worked on this!

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All signed up here!

I've already played the Season 3 special, so I signed up as a "waitlisted" GM - or if you need an overseer or something, let me know! :)

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

Congratulations!!! Well deserved, all of you!

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I'm still trying/hoping to find an unused one for one of my local players, who came up with the most adorable concept for a Goblin PC I've ever seen - would be worth a lot to me to find this for her...

Chee's Pathfinder "Application"

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

As the GM for the explosion in question - yes, it was a direct hit. The saves I rolled were for the Ogres vs the 39d6 fireball :P

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Ascalaphus wrote:
If you're not careful you're gonna list almost all of S6 as "good to run before the season finale". There's a lot of cohesion in this season, while it's still all over the map.

Well, there is a lot of cohesion this season, and personally, I think this is a good thing! :-)

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Off the top of my head, this doesn't sound familiar... which Pathfinder Society Scenario or Sanctioned Module/Quest/AP is this from?

(If it's not from any of the above, you may be in the wrong forum, unfortunately - this section is for Organized Play GM discussions. Not that we're not going to offer help, just look for this post to be flagged for being moved to a different forum if that's the case).

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Without going into too much specific detail (mainly because I'm currently exhausted), I just wanted to pipe up that this is now tied for my favorite Season 6 scenario (and wins on ties because of my enjoyment of Linnorm King / Irrisen stuff slightly above Qadira stuff, heh)!

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

Welcome aboard!

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

Just got back from our local convention, too.

I'm not normally known for being an overly deadly GM...but...

#4-26 Waking Rune, 3 PC Deaths (mitigated to 2 by Breath of Life) - PCs won, barely

#Bonekeep II, 4 PC Deaths (mitigated to 3 by Breath of Life) - PCs teleported to escape @ BBEG

#Bonekeep III, 1 PC Death (mitigated to 0 by Breath of Life) - PCs got to the BBEG with only 30 minutes left and managed to effectively curb-stomp him with superior rolls party composition, and tactics.

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

Charity Auctions are now closed for bidding - results to be posted later! :)

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

Thursday, July 30
Slot 1 (0800-1300): #7-02 Six Seconds to Midnight (3-7)*
Slot 2 (1300-1800): #7-02 Six Seconds to Midnight (3-7)
Slot 3 (1900-2400): Siege of Serpents Special (3-7)

Friday, July 31
Slot 4 (0800-1300): #7-02 Six Seconds to Midnight (3-7)*
Slot 5 (1300-1800): #7-02 Six Seconds to Midnight (3-7)
Slot 6 (1900-2400): Harbinger Special (3-7)

Saturday, August 1
Slot 7 (0800-1300): OFF
Slot 8 (1300-1800): #7-02 Six Seconds to Midnight (3-7)
Slot 9 (1900-2400): True Dragons of Absalom Special (Pregen)

Sunday, August 2
Slot 10 (0900-1400): Serpents Rise Special (Pregen)

Monday, August 3
PFS @ the Common Room, Bloomington IN (less than an hour from Indy!) - come and join us if you're still itching to play while in the area!

* Bob is trying to convince me to drop one of these so I can sleep and/or bring him coffee...

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

Congrats!

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

Our convention begins in just FOUR days! Looking forward to seeing who can survive Bonekeeps 1, 2, 3, and our special Charity scenario!

Hint:
Probably no one, just sayin' ;-)

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There will also be some PFS gaming on Monday, August 3rd, about a 45 minute drive away from Indy - if GenCon doesn't *totally* wipe you out, that is ;-)

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

Although, to be honest, almost everyone is short when standing next to me...

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

Mark Stratton wrote:
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Congratulations Hillis! Now that you have a title, maybe your character names will be shorter ;-)

Oh, SNAP!

:)

Nothing can be shorter than Bob or Mark though, I thought?

;-)

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

Pathfinder agents! I come to you seeking your urgent help! My evil Venture Lieutenants are conspiring to win one of the charity auction items for our upcoming convention and use its power to do evil!

Charity Auction Lot 7 - "Pimp your VC" - Venture Captain Mike Bramnik will make a Level 7 PFS "GM Credit Baby" character at your direction. Need a bodyguard for your characters? An indentured servant? A slave? A personal cleric/confessor? He'll do it, and promise to play the character with you at least once a month in local games!" (Current bid: $10.00)

It is their intention to force me to make this character with 7 different classes! Think of the horror!

Help me, Bloomington Pathfinders, you're my only hope!

(see the rest of the charity auction items and the current bids on them here, as well as all of the charity RPG and ACG game information: https://warhorn.net/events/stonekeep)

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Congratulations (caw)!

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Everyone, please join me in congratulating Joe Ducey on being confirmed by Mike Brock today as a new PFS RPG Venture Lieutenant for Bloomington! Joe has gone out of his way over the last several months to GM, help me with coordinating ideas and events, and help new players and GMs in PFS, and is a great addition to Alex Mirowski​​ (RPG VL @ IU main campus) and Christina Green​​ (ACG VL) as part of our local Venture Officer team! Welcome aboard Joe!

Mike Bramnik
Venture Captain, Bloomington IN

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David_Bross wrote:

It is a great item. Unfortunately in the particular example it wouldn't help get rid of the strength score penalty you were suffering. It could alleviate it by giving you an inherent bonus = twice the charges expended until the end of your next turn.

Also of note is that a warpriest can lesser restoration themselves with a single swift action, and that would dispel the ray of enfeeblement

Well, that's its second ability you're thinking about. Its first:

PRD wrote:
The wearer can speak the first command word to draw 1 or more charges from the reservoir, curing 1 point of physical ability score damage per charge used.

worked just fine.

And re: the example given, I didn't have any restorations (lesser or otherwise) prepared at the time, having used them earlier that session, or else I totally would have used fervor and a swift action to take care of it, indeed :)

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

New charity auction bids came in today! Check here to see if you're still winning what you bid on, and make new bids now! (For locals, feel free to send me bids on FB if you'd like)

Check all the charity games and auction items here!
Stonekeep (scroll down for charity game info - email me if you'd like a seat at one or both of the charity games!)

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Big +1 to Barton's list above.

Blood Reservoir of Physical Prowess is another great item to spare your casters / be able to take care of your own protections vs magic. In the penultimate fight of Book 4 in Iron Gods earlier tonight, my Warpriest took 4 strength damage from a Ray of Enfeeblement, which severely slowed him down, but using the reservoir the next turn, he was right back in the fight (and it didn't take 3 rounds like a Lesser Restoration spell in combat would :P)

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Creepy, but also a gold-mine for great RP if you have the right group of players.

I played it as a Paladin who was *seriously* shaken by the whole thing, and when I GM'd it, the scenario ended with several PCs making voluntary alignment changes because of new insights they got from RP during it.

(plus one PC who will never look at Zarta the same again, ever lol)

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Second to both "This is awesome!" and also "Town Square if possible please?"

Thanks so much for offering this! :)

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I love this map so much *sigh* and so of course someone walked off with mine a few weeks ago and I can't find a physical copy of this one anywhere anymore... :(

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

We just reached $225 in bids for charity auctions and charity RPG/ACG tables! Almost half-way to our goal! Come out and join us in a fun weekend of gaming and helping out a great local organization!

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

I added an "H?" to where my icon was moved to before I took my turn - when I first created it, it was on the left side of the AOR icon, so I guess I assumed that the H? spot was my army's starting location... sorry if I maybe screwed things up?

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

Barton is correct - PFS RPG will be at the Indiana Memorial Union (Tree Suites) Friday night and all day Saturday, and then at Common Room Games on Sunday. PACG will be at Common Room Games on Saturday during the day (there might be some PACG demos on Sunday also at Common Room too, but that is tbd depending on how numbers look in the next few weeks).

Richard, Mark - we'd love to have you! :)

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Congratulations to both of you! This is awesome news indeed!

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

D'oh! Apparently you need to join our Facebook group to be able to see the event... so I guess I'm going to need to try and find a way to fix that so it's public...

Thanks for letting me know, Chad, and looking forward to seeing you!

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Very cool, thanks. In that case, looks like I have all of the boons to aid the Taldan army. I'll roll init and such when I get to a real computer in ~ an hour or so.

Thanks again!

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

Now that Who's Yer Con 2015 has wrapped up - make Bloomington your next stop in the Indiana PFS convention circuit!

Bids for our Charity Auctions and Charity Tables are starting to come in, and open seats are going fast! Just over 3 weeks until The Convention at Stonekeep!

Our Facebook page for the event

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

A question about the army Horatio is commanding (Taldor)

Quote:
Special: The Army of Exploration becomes stronger if any of your characters have earned boons from other Taldor-related missions during the Year of the Demon. If you have the Driven By Glory boon (The Hellknight’s Feast), this army’s Morale modifier increases by 2, and its OM modifier increases by 1. If you have the Allies from Andoran boon (The Stolen Heir), increase the army’s hit points by 5. If you have the Bound for Brevoy boon (Library of the Lion), increase the army’s DV by 1. If you have the Horn of Aroden boon (The Horn of Aroden), the army gains the inspire courage special ability.

Do those need to have been obtained by Taldor/Sovereign characters only?

Horatio himself has the Allies from Andoran boon, and I have GM credit from Horn of Aroden and Library of the Lion (but credit for them was placed on non-Taldor PCs).

Thanks!

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Congratulations!!

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No need to apologize for anything! Things were most certainly beyond your control too!

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

Awesome news! Can't wait to experience these new Quests!

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Hear hear! Jim and Yulia did an amazing job running the show, especially when things beyond their control threatened to make things go nuts!

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