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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington. 1,330 posts (1,970 including aliases). 15 reviews. 4 lists. 2 wishlists. 46 Pathfinder Society characters. 5 aliases.


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

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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.

Silver Crusade

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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" :)

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

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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!

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

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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

Silver Crusade

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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.

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

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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

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

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Here are two links that might help you out:

Post from Auke

List from Kirstov

Silver Crusade

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Cort - thanks very much for taking a look. That'll work just fine - and again, this is super low priority so I hope this doesn't take your time away from other stuff!

Thank you again!

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

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Having only seen the ring used by PCs who worship Shelyn, I originally didn't see this item as too much of a problem. But, the more I read it over and look at how the developers have priced other things (and their own building-magic-item rules), the more I wonder about it.

I like the drawback of being unable to dismiss it unless you have a Ring of Eloquence or some other way to speak in bird form, but still, yea.

My idea for a possible fix would be to just stipulate that this item (and IMHO all feats/spells/items/etc. from Inner Sea Gods) can only be used by a worshiper of Shelyn (or the respective deity). That would mean the PC would need to be within one step of her alignment, roleplaying as a follower of Shelyn's ways as mentioned by both Sebastian and BretI (above), etc.

There are a bunch of items in ISG that have potential for abuse or are overpowered, and that could see roleplay elements from the world setting of Golarion being used to help mitigate some "solo the scenario" builds.

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Note - this is a super minor problem, so please ignore it until there's spare time!

I have found that since the last scheduled paizo.com downtime that I cannot view my own PFS Sessions.

When I go to https://secure.paizo.com/people/CanisDirus/sessions, it asks me to log in (even if I had just logged in a few moments before). When I do, it "loads" for a minute or two, then goes to the paizo.com front-page. I've tried on Firefox and Chrome (desktop and also Chrome on my phone) with no success.

Any help would be appreciated, but again, this is a minor problem! Thanks in advance!

Silver Crusade

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Yay! One of my favorite areas/scenarios gets a call back! :)

Silver Crusade

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Glad my Hellknight Signifer is still in tier! :)

Silver Crusade

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Hmmmm, I wonder which one it is/was??

Silver Crusade

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So, by-general-rule, A.R. = Earth year + 2700 (at least in PFS, since 4716 A.R. = 2016 C.E.)

But a certain Old Crone is listed as being born in 2720 A.R. (75 B.C.E.)... that seems kind of off?

Also, 4713 ~> 1918 for Book 5?

The group I'm GMing is only halfway through Book 3, but I have two people in the party who are really good about noticing (and sometimes get hung up on) nuances like that, so I wanted to fish for an answer before it comes up, other than waving my hand and saying "timey wimey stuff".

Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

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

SCPRedMage wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


So, since all weapons are gradually becoming worthless for martials (or at least, that's the 'feel' of the thread here) can I get two shields, and use one for attacking and one for defense?

I shall call them... 'SHIELDINATOR', the MIGHTY BULWARK!

No joke: I have a two-shield fighter.

That's awesome - I have a two-shield ranger myself :P

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

Was reviewing my notes for this since I might be running it again, and I came across something hilarious and related on reddit and wanted to share (in case it gives other GMs ideas for Chyvvom) -

Dear Asmodeus, What can I get for 1000 Souls?

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

DM Beckett wrote:
Have not been able to listen to the show yet as I'm deployed and need to wait until the audio version is available for download, but, on the subject of skills, I did have a few things to say.

If you'd like I could try my hand at video-capturing and converting it to .mp3 for you? I honestly don't know how long it takes the KD guys to do that sort of thing - not looking to step on their toes, but if it normally takes awhile, I'd be happy to do it for ya.

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

Fromper wrote:

I think so. So much of that encounter is freeform that it shouldn't be a big deal either way as long as it's approximately the same size.

I'm still trying to figure out the difference between the seedy tavern and waterfront tavern. They're nearly identical, so I don't know why they felt the need to create a new flip-mat, which is used for this adventure. Since I have the waterfront tavern, I'm going to use that when I run this tonight.

I'm not sure yet if I'll be there Sunday, but if I am, you can borrow my map.

My understanding was that Waterfront Tavern was very popular (and used in a bunch of PFS scenarios) so when it sold out they took it and added it to the Seedy Tavern map(s) just at a slightly different scale.

IMHO either map can work just fine for #7-10. In fact, I used sharpie to draw the #7-10 warehouse map on the back of Waterfront Tavern so I can just keep that one with me all of the time, allowing me to run #7-10 as a backup scenario wherever I go!

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

Only one thing I've noticed that I or others I know aren't a fan of - is that we are logged out every time we use the tracker.

I tried to workaround that by saving the link to the Login screen, but when I do that, it doesn't actually log me in until I go to a different screen (and then have to go back to the login screen).

Very minor thing, all things considered, but figured I'd mention it at least.

Again, thanks for all the work you do on this!!!

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

So, since I'm running this a few times at a con this weekend, I started pre-rolling some things to help save time, and I noticed something -

In area B2, the scenario states that sonic damage does full damage to the plates, which have hardness 8. Should the sonic damage bypass hardness?

If no, using my first two pre-roll sets, it will take 11-13 rounds for the plates to reach 65hp (the first important threshold).

If yes, it only takes 4-5 rounds to reach that point and a total of 10-13 to hit 30hp.

Based on the scenario's language in the success conditions section, I'm inclined to think yes, but wanted to post just in case I'm wrong (which in turn makes two of the success conditions rather easy). Thanks in advance for any thoughts!

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

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Less than 24 hours until WYC - hope to see a lot of you from the PFS boards there!

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

VanceMadrox wrote:
Wish I could make it but this year is out for me again.

Hope to see you around sometime, man - miss seeing ya!

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

TOZ wrote:

But y'know, there is always one.

"The voice wants Thurl. We should explain we aren't him, and negotiate."

The party was not convinced. Especially since I had the mini out as a prop for the statue.

I did that as well, plus used my new voice-changer on my phone to pre-record the "ah, you're back" bit in a rough and deep(er) voice (for those who have met me - even deeper than normal for me heh) - I had them clamoring over themselves to run away as fast as possible!

Edit: Just added my voice files to the GM Prep Site just in case anyone wants to use them.

(made even better by the fact that half of the table I ran this for had played a certain Season 4 scenario and I hinted that they may or may not have heard that specific voice before...)

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

briank2112 wrote:

Ok, I'm prepping this for a Con, and I'm a little confused as to...

** spoiler omitted **

and...

** spoiler omitted **

Yes, they go to/from the lodge above and to/from the labyrinth.

As for that last part, yea, it's a little rough. One of my local GMs was a life saver on this one because he owns THESE which happen to be the perfect size for the maze segments.

Hope that helps.

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

John Compton wrote:
You should absolutely take a look at the newly sanctioned Pathfinder Tales: Liar's Island and the boon it grants. Not only is the book a great read, but the sanctioning rules take into account the negative level granted by intelligent magic items.

Thanks for posting that, John. The new Tales boons aren't on the Additional Resources page so I wouldn't have known that they are published without your post!

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

I'd like to suggest this, a clarification from Rob McCreary about Witchguard Rangers, as something to add to a future campaign clarifications document:

http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2poxb?People-of-the-North-Witchguard-Question#3

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Thanks tons, Rob, for the clarification!

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

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Yea, in the last four years I've stopped using 4shared - too many pirated things on there for my comfort.

That said, I put a few versions of these sheets into a zip file for my local lodge, so now they're on Dropbox:

2 versions of character sheets

Hope these help!

Silver Crusade

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Nice! Looking forward to all of this!!!

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

Hillis Mallory III wrote:

Crossing fingers....

Please make the Gnome Traits usable with Adopted, please make the Gnome Traits usable with Adopted.....

The Social Trait Adopted lets you take Race Traits from another race, so Gnome Race Traits are already available.

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

Everyone I show it to loves it - thank you again for doing this! :)

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

I'll have to check Cows and Warhorn sites sometime soon - looks like I'll be visiting my old haunts in Deerfield and DeKalb in the not too distant future :)

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Cole Deschain wrote:
It's hard to go wrong when you're quoting Brick Top...

Unless you're as greedy as a pig :P

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

Bob Jonquet wrote:
I don't even care if its legal. The fact that rules exist where we can discuss the merits of underwater demolitions in Pathfinder is AWESOME!

A literal Frogman, in this case, eh?

*idly wonders if Mike Brock would laugh at that joke given his past occupations/knowledge*

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

Something I always hold to whenever I'm playing a PC class that has alignment (or vow) restrictions - You are a Pathfinder first, a Paladin/Monk/Hellknight/Diplomat/etc. second.

My Vow of Truth monk tells everyone at the start of a scenario that he will not willingly lie, and so if such is required, he will simply stay back and stand guard but will not speak. That said, if the mission's success or failure were dependent on his participation in a bluff/lie, he would break his vow to help the party, and atone later.

It's a class restriction/drawback - it's supposed to be something you need to RP your way around, or potentially break for the party's benefit. If there's never a risk of you breaking a vow/restriction, it isn't much of a drawback, is it?

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

Happy Birthday, John!

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Keirine, Human Rogue wrote:
Man, I wish I was better at statting out characters, because I've got a backstory for an evil version of [REDACTED] that is just kickass, but I've got no idea how to stat it out, and I don't think just copying the 4th lvl pregen is going to be good enough...

I'm more story > rules myself. What I did for mine was to start by copying the pregen I wanted to work on, and then asked myself how my concept of the character was going to be different. I highlighted those sections, and worked slowly from there.

Since "adherence to theme" is the main requirement, the mechanics don't have to be wholly different (at least, not in my brain though I am just another contestant and not a judge here either). As long as the tweaks you make fit the story, it should be all good.

Good luck with it - excited to hear what kind of a story you've got!

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Looks like I should re-watch Ocean's 11, 12, and 13 before playing this ;)

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Aelryinth wrote:
Belonging to an order of knights which lionizes hell to the extent they name their own overarching order to them is hardly grasping at straws - it is blatantly telling people that 'Hell does it better, that's why I belong here.'

Not looking to start an argument - each player is totally allowed to look at Golarion in their own way - but the name Hellknight came about as almost a joke (okay, 70/30 being mad / joke) by a Paladin of Aroden. To fight evil, they used the tactics of Hell when the tactics of Heaven failed to protect the innocent. They were founded under a monarchy that was so fanatically loyal to Aroden that when Aroden died, their whole country went up in smoke, in fact.

Most of the orders are certainly of an evil bend, no doubt, but some have the potential for good - trying to make one of these orders focus more on good would make for a rather good quest for a Paladin, IMHO - redeeming a whole order of lawful warriors would be a major swing in the balance of power in Cheliax.

As always, just my thoughts - enjoying that this seems to be a neat and spirited conversation on Hellknight lore! :)

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I will freely admit that I did not read the whole thread (time crunch at the moment), but as someone who enjoys playing LG characters in ways that some question and who engender really great RP - and also as a lover of Hellknight lore;

- Order of the Godclaw incorporates more gods that a Paladin could worship than gods they could not.

- Order of the Pyre was the only order to defy the decision to unify behind Thrune and their order's focus is in the destruction of cults and such.

I think it is very possible to play a Paladin or LG character in either of these orders, and at the same time impossible to play one as part of other orders (Rack and Gate come to mind fairly quickly... I could see a Paladin of a LN god such as Abadar being okay with Order of the Nail, maybe, too).

It's all in the nuances of what constitutes "good" and what constitutes "law" in the eyes of the deity first and foremost, and in the character's relationship with their god.

Pending the new book coming out in a few months, I've been able to read everything published about Hellknights, and the more I read, the more ways I find to justify playing one with *any* Lawful alignment out there.

Hope this helps/adds to the discussion :)

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