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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,381 posts (2,048 including aliases). 16 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 46 Pathfinder Society characters. 6 aliases.


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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!")

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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

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Out of curiosity - any relation between

Spoiler:
Jaelle and Tsadok?

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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.

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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 :)

Silver Crusade

Male Half-Giant Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3
GM Baerlie wrote:
This means three of five players know the story. I hope it's not getting too boring....

Not at all! :)

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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!

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xebeche wrote:
Hitting the prep hard this weekend. I'll try to get statblocks and reflections posted in a couple of days for those with limited time before the convention.

Xebeche - just wanted to say thank you for the prep documents. I just got my #7-98 downloaded about an hour ago, and your docs are going to be amazingly helpful!

Thank you!!!

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godsDMit wrote:


If not, then Mike Bramnik might be a good person to ask for assistance. I've never heard him yell, but he's at least a head taller then me, I think, so he's got the height advantage going for him, making him more noticeable.

I'm on the brute squad.

Silver Crusade

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This is where I am, and this is where I’ll stay. I will not be moved.

Silver Crusade

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Sara Marie,

Several of my local VOs and GMs are going to be running PFS games at Gen Con 2016, but since we won't know what maps are going to be used until just before (we're hoping for earlier but it's out of our hands) the July 21th cut-off for Gen Con pickups, I wanted to ask this as far in advance as possible:

Is there a way to place non-subscription orders for Gen Con pickup/purchase for PFS GMs?

I myself am relatively broke so I can't afford to put money down now for things, but I know that I won't be ordering more than the amount of store credit I'll be getting for working at Gen Con.

Thank you very much in advance, and take care!

Yours,

Mike Bramnik
PFS VC, Bloomington Indiana

I sent a variation of the above as an email to customer service about a week ago, but it occurs to me that this might be the better place to ask - feel free to delete that email if you come across it!

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

Yar - Saturday was a great time running games! Hoping to do it again next year!

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

Yar!

We both look somewhat similar to our icons here on the boards, if that helps :P

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! :)

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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!

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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).

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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

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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!

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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.

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

Hear hear! My favorite order, too! :D

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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 :)

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!

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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!

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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! ;-)

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