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Qadira **

I re-bought all of the hardcover books in PDF just so I can have them on my tablet. I dont buy hard covers anymore.

Guide To Pathfinder Society Organized Play wrote:
In order to utilize content from an Additional Resource, a player must have a physical copy of the Additional Resource in question, a name-watermarked Paizo PDF of it, or a printout of the relevant pages from it, as well as a copy of the current version of the Additional Resources list.

Its that last part that most people forget about. I dont know many people who actually carry the additional resources with them and I dont know many people who enforce it, but your mileage may vary.

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I had a player recently whose character was very much a jerk to the NPCs but not to other players and me. There was no inter player conflict. He accepted my rulings with applomb even when they went contrary to what he was trying to do as a character.

I had to tell him that while it might be a great service to humanity as a whole to

redacted:
throw an unconscious Razmiran tax collector into the river

that it was probably not ok from an alignment perspective.

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Bigdaddyjug wrote:
Limit your side chatter as much as possible. I know this one is a big thing because I am terribly guilty of it, lol.

I am guilty of it too but somehow it irritates me more when I'm running than when I'm playing. :)

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nosig wrote:
Or a low level Guntank (Archtype) that uses a dragon pistol (Full plate/tower shield) as he tells the bad guys "gather round children - I have something to teach you! (Day Job: Profession Teacher)....

hehe. My cleric of Hanspur wears full plate and carries a tower shield (-12 swim). Profession (lifeguard).

Qadira

N N 959 wrote:
Damian Magecraft wrote:

Or far more likely. ..they understand the rules and context just fine.

They just do not agree with it.

I rarely run into this. Mainly because I screen GMs to make sure they aren't brain dead. When the rules aren't clear, it's GM discretion. When the rules are clear, they are clear. I've run into a VL who thought cover should work a certain way. I explained to him how the rule works and he agreed. No yelling, no screaming, just a discussion.

Take 10 is the textbook example. Players/GMs don't understand it. They think they know how it works, but they often don't. Once you have people actually read the text, it's straight forward.

My issue is with people who know how the rules work and the want them to work differently because they think they are smarter than the people who do this for a living.

Sorry. I dont quite understand. Can you say it using smaller words? Maybe I'm brain dead.

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Darrell Impey UK wrote:
Cire wrote:
nosig wrote:

she has the stats for all of them printed out - even the dolphin that she needed! And even knows that she still gets her full turn on the second turn! wow... impressed me.

Guys, if a 12 year old girl on her second game can do this... why can't us "old guy gamers"?

This is due to good parenting. I got her dad to make me some for summon nature's ally as well. :)

I think it's a parent thing; I've made sure that my two eldest (druid & summoner respectively) have both got full stat' block print outs of all creatures available for SM/SNA 1 through 4.

Yeah its a really good idea. Like nosig, I was super impressed.

I did have to edit them though because I have Augment Summoning. I dont like having to adjust things on the fly.

Qadira **

nosig wrote:
Lithrac wrote:

Things I appreciate most in a player:

- Being prepared. This includes stat blocks for summoned creatures, additional resources, not needing to spend 10 minutes looking up a spell before he/she decides not to use it, and arriving on time. Basically, everything that'll help the game to keep its pace.

- Being open-minded, positive and helpful, especially towards newer players. Things such as helping someone to do his level-up can spare much energy for a GM.

I have to highlight this! A really cool thing happened a few games back for me! I was running a game with a mostly Newbies in it, 3 in fact were young girls (9-13 years old)... one running a Sorcerer (1st level, on her 2nd game). She has chosen "summon monster 1" as one of her spells... she picked them... anyway, they are in an encounter on a boat and she states she is starting to cast (and knows that it takes the entire round!) Summon Monster and when she finishes the spell and get's the monster she has the stats for all of them printed out - even the dolphin that she needed! And even knows that she still gets her full turn on the second turn! wow... impressed me.

Guys, if a 12 year old girl on her second game can do this... why can't us "old guy gamers"?

This is due to good parenting. I got her dad to make me some for summon nature's ally as well. :)

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Jiggy wrote:
Being open to whatever story might unfold, rather than having a personal vision of how the story should look and then trying to enforce it.

Stories never unfold the way I imagined. Players are crafty.

Qadira

The Morphling wrote:

Ooh, another thing that kills me is people whose dice are completely unreadable. Some of Paizo's fancier dice are like that (you know, the ones with sixty runes on each face, and the number is in Wingdings font? yeah, those). I hate it when someone rolls a die, and I ask "What'd you get?" and their response is to point at a die I literally cannot read.

Especially if the "20" is literally replaced with a drawing. "I rolled a squiggle!"

LOL. A few players I know bring squiggle dice to the table and I offer to let them use a set of mine that are legible. I know dice are a very personal thing with gamers but...

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DesolateHarmony wrote:
Doesn't additional resources usually call out what is legal for play? So, since vehicles are not mentioned, aren't they not legal?

The UC section seems to be written as a listing of exclusions. So since its not on the list of exclusions... by inference its ok.

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Year of Pain (set in Nidal).

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Vrog Skyreaver wrote:
year of the return to 2nd edition, so that newer gamers can learn the horror that was thac0.

LOL. You have brought be back to 1991. I'm surprised they never extended the concept into the imaginary plane (after all this is an imaginary game!).

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James Risner wrote:

The sheet is less work.

It allows you to track all purchases in one spot.

I also like this feature and I put EVERYTHING I buy on it on individual lines regardless of the cost. I have some characters that are up to 2 sheets. Its not that much extra effort and the payback is large IMO.

I carry extra blank ITSs around for games that I run. I run across many new players who have not heard of the concept and dont have one for their characters.

Qadira **

Year of giving me back my bracer's of falcons aim.

Qadira **

Year of Living Dangerously

Qadira **

Frosted tips? I went with frosted roots.

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Myles Crocker wrote:

Matastrophic your link doesn't take me to a blog post, What did you find?

Is this an April Fools joke?

Looks like it. The url is www.aprilfirst.com

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Vrog Skyreaver wrote:
true. there are more expensive stackable variants in seeker of secrets, too.

I could be mistaken (I dont have the book with me), but I believe that only the constitution and intelligence ioun stones actually stack with each other.

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Congrats Kristen.

Qadira **

That is why my paladin is Oath of Vengeance. "Never let lesser eveils (sic) distract you from your pursuit of just vengeance."

No problem with undead as long as they are fighting on my side. I suppose an argument can be made that undead are not a "lesser evil" but hey, I sleep soundly at night. Your mileage may vary.

Kyle Baird, Scenario 5-08 wrote:
The Society comprises thousands of adventures coming from all walks of life, and it places no moral obligations upon its members. Each member of a Pathfinder Society adventuring party is expected to forgo all personal and theological differences and work together to achieve the Society’s goals.

Qadira **

I cast fireball and get permission from the rogue that would be caught in the area. He says "I have evasion and +15 reflex save. Go for it." He then proceeds to roll a natural 1. The damage is enough to kill him.

The problem is the statement, "In short, you can never voluntarily use your character to kill another character—ever."

I could argue that I didn't voluntarily kill the other players character (because I had no intent). Then again, I could make the opposite argument as well because I knew that it possibly could.

What should actually happen in that case?

Would I be forced to calculate maximum damage from the fireball and if it would kill the player, am I forbidden from casting it, even with permission?

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My paladin is actually weird enough on his own.

Pit-born tiefling with a connection to the first world (fey foundling).

Worships Iomedae but prefers to use a scimitar.

Specializes in self healing and cannot channel positive energy.

Overlooks most minor indiscretions by other players due to his oath "never let lesser evils distract you from the pursuit of just vengeance."

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DesolateHarmony wrote:
Cire wrote:
Avatar-1 wrote:
"Play, play, play" actually isn't in the latest version of the Pathfinder Society guide - make sure you've got version 5.1.
I can't find version 5.1 anywhere on the site. The latest I can find is version 5.0 dated August 16, 2013. Is that correct?

I just downloaded it again, and on the cover is version 5.0, dated August 14th. On page 20 of the Guide:

Quote:

The

GM Star Replay Credits are a once per star, lifetime benefit.

Thanks! Was worried I was using the wrong version.

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Avatar-1 wrote:
"Play, play, play" actually isn't in the latest version of the Pathfinder Society guide - make sure you've got version 5.1.

I can't find version 5.1 anywhere on the site. The latest I can find is version 5.0 dated August 16, 2013. Is that correct?

Qadira **

John Compton wrote:

I think I follow, Andrew. Instead of asking about ascending/descending order, which suggests vertical orientation, I think you're asking about horizontal sequence (i.e. Is there a difference between 3–5–9 and 5–3–9?).

Yes, the horizontal sequence is important.
Yes, there does appear to be a hiccup in the puzzle's solution in the text. I have reviewed it and caught the error for upcoming correction.
** spoiler omitted **

Ninja and all that

actual game play information...spoilers be here!:
We just played this on Tuesday subtier 8-9 on hard mode. Nathan was running it for us. When we put in our combination and pulled the lever... Nathan said something I didnt quite catch but... the door opened so I really didnt care.

So you could have diplomacized the fiendish hound archons? That never occurred to us. We just beat all 3 of them down.

After the allips (I fricken hate allips!) we had no idea that the armor had any significance and thus didnt even ask about it.

The final battle... just insane. We finally activated on the final round before Ollystra was to die. I count it as a stunning victory and I shall recant the tale to my grandchildren one day.

Qadira **

Its been a week and it is still not out there to report on... Any update on when it will be available to report?

Qadira **

Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
John Compton wrote:
I'm back in town from a convention and will alert the proper tech-savvy authorities to see about adding it to the reportable events.
So.... what are the tech-savvy authorities saying on the subject? ;)

They must be saying... What? When did that happen? I didnt get the memo. That is a code change. Will require a month of testing. :)

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Thank you John!

Qadira **

Did you wind up keeping the "sacred prostitute" idea? I thought that was kind of interesting.

By the way, I ran a game for Auntie recently and she was quite fond of using the "unnatural lust" spell. Using it to great effect upon one of the NPCs with the target of lust being a druid's large cat animal companion (the cat was not amused). Roleplaying gold. We had much fun with that one.

Qadira

That is why you take as your first feat, point blank shot and precise shot. I mean your first two feats should be point blank shot, precise shot, and splash weapon mastery. Amongst the first feats you should take are... lol.

Qadira **

I used to have WAY more than normal but then they instituted the stupid out of subtier gold policy. Boo hiss. I recall playing my very first scenario on my armored hulk barbarian (played subtier 4-5) and having enough money to buy masterwork full plate afterwards. Those were the days. :)

disclaimer:
This is atypical and actual results may vary.

Qadira **

I made an oath of vengeance paladin (level 6 now) of Iomedae with 7 wisdom for low sense motive. That way the party can convince me to go pick mushrooms for breakfast when they want to do something they know I wont approve of. With a -2 survival it often times takes me quite a while to pick enough mushrooms to feed a party of 6.

Code of Conduct: Never let lesser eveils (sic) distract you from your pursuit of just vengeance.

I dont have an issue with playing a pit born tiefling paladin abandoned at birth and found in the wilds bearing a mark of the First World. :)

I aint afraid of no certification process. Bring it on.

Qadira **

nosig wrote:

I love playing with friends and watching my wife laugh so hard that she can't talk... and everyone just stops while we say, "janet, remember to breath, breath Janet" which just makes it worse.

Yeah, fun times.

Tag the person who posts after me... ;)

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...drat, shorted this thing out again! (waves wand around).

** spoiler omitted **

Sorry to necro this thread but I just found it!

I do so love this game. Mostly because of the people that I have met that I wouldn't have otherwise met.

I admit to having been the cause of some of Janet's fits of laughter. Good times!

Tag nosig! You are a good friend.

I hate glitter. Whenever my 7 year old daughter does a craft, I have people telling me for months, "Hey, there is something shiny in your hair.".

Qadira **

or through a square occupied by a creature... it doesnt say what size of creature. So if I tie a rat to the end of my longspear and hold it in front of me... that square now has a creature in it. Do I get cover? :)

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The Fourth Horseman wrote:
downerbeautiful wrote:
nosig wrote:
What about the character with a great ax named "Bob"?

That's right up there with "Barbarian Lockpick." It's tired and degrading. I mean, I'm pretty sure you're just jesting here, but I've come across the situation before.

If you're not going to bother giving the character/weapon/companion a meaningful name, then why bother naming it at all? If you can't come up with a fitting title, then "This is my animal companion; he's a horse. I haven't named him because we haven't found something that sounds good."

Shoo-my characters run around for a level or two before getting named; naming is a delicate process undermined by unimaginative names like the generic "Bob."

Careful there, Downer. You're starting to sound like you're telling people that they're having badwrongfun and your way is the only right way to play.

I hope to one day see a cavalier named Fred riding a mount named Fred... (bonus points if you can name the reference).

Qadira **

Ok. Just realized I shouldnt be dissing other people's ideas here. :) Sorry.

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Seth Gipson wrote:
TetsujinOni wrote:

I would eliminate the 1 xp per scenario abstraction, and use the logical consequences of using real XP values to eliminate the need for the new APL calculation mechanic.

Seasons 0-3 would still require an APL bump to correct for their 4 player assumption.

Closely followed by removing the non-PFRPG core deity requirements.

I actually wouldnt mind that change, however, I disagree with the necessity to change the APL for Seasons 0-3. Want to play it with 6 people? Fine. Just splitting the exp more ways, so everybody gets less. :P

Ok so we have 7 people show up to play. All we can play is a season 0-3. I form a table of 4 so we get maximum xp and tell the other two players sorry? Or do I penalize those that showed up just because they showed up?

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Wraithcannon wrote:

Allow GM credit for running the same scenario multiple times. If I can find a table of fresh players that haven't played it, for whom I can run it, why are you shorting my GM credits?

I realize that not buying new scenarios cuts into Paizo's pockets, but I think this situation is fringe enough that it wouldn't significantly bother them. Other than once or twice a year at conventions, how often do you RUN outside your local PFS circles?

And if you do have a large enough group that fresh players are cycling in, again, why are you cutting off the GM's knees by removing part of his incentive to run? If he has run that scenario, and had a great time running it, why shortchange the players in what will probably be an even better game the second time around because now he's familiar with it by making him pull out a fresh scenario so that he can get credit for it?

I know I know, "But it still counts towards your GM Stars". Whatever, I don't think it's too much to ask.

This too.

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First, I would wish for more wishes. Then I would change lots of things.

You can replay scenarios, you just dont get a chronicle for it... Why? I dont see the harm in giving a chronicle every time you play something with a different character. It works for the tier 1-2 stuff.

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kinevon wrote:

On the backpack thing: If you can find one, you are better off with a bag with wheels, to save your back.

I actually have a backpack I picked up, I remember not where, which has a collapsable handle and two wheels, which can hold a fair amount of stuff in it.

Core, bestiary, dice box, several scenario or PC folders, minis and more.

If you do that, though, watch out for puddles.

Also, you can find larger sized coolers with the same features (wheels and extendable handle).

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Andrew Christian wrote:

Most of the time I would say no Cire.

But when discussing the rules of the game, which are very language dependent and specific, if you can't type a coherent sentence, it seriously jeopardizes how serious others will take your comments.

How can they trust that your interpretation and understanding of the rules is right, when you can't show that you are able to communicate clearly?

That is a valid point.

Qadira **

It used to bother me too. I got over it. Can I understand the core of what someone is trying to say? If not, meh.

I have a really good friend that posts to these boards quite a bit. This individual has dyslexia. They cannot spell to save their life. Their posts are as insightful and well reasoned as any I have found on these boards. Are they grammatically correct and free of spelling errors? Does it truly matter?

Qadira **

DigitalMage wrote:
One thing I would suggest is to scan in your Chronicle Sheets so that if they are ever lost, stolen or destroyed you can at least print them out again. I always scan in mine.

Another good idea is to snap a picture of the tracker sheet with your phone before its handed in because little pieces of paper have a way of getting lost sometimes.

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N N 959 wrote:
trollbill wrote:
N N 959 wrote:
trollbill wrote:
I am trying hard not to be pedantic, but it seems you want to be so: You used the words "fist" and "raised hand" which both imply aggressive meaning.
No, fist and raised hand do not imply an aggressive intent.
Then why did you choose the word "fist" instead of just say "hand" if there is no implied intent behind that word?
Merriam-Webster wrote:
: the hand clenched with the fingers doubled into the palm and the thumb doubled inward across the fingers

Nothing in the definition indicates any intent. Why did I choose a fist? Because it illustrates the point. Someone who makes a fist could punch you in the face and possibly kill you with one blow or they could be celebrating something they just heard someone say. But when you bring out a bona fide weapon, a weapon only has one function. It is NOT analogous to spell casting.

Every time you see someone form a first or drive down the street in their car, you don't become concerned for your safety and well being. Why? Because their are laws/mores which govern the actions of civilized beings. These mores function in hamlets as well as large cities. You don't go around blasting people without consequences. Even orcs and goblins abide by this.

Nobody has explained why magic use would be immune to this social reality. In order to get around it, people insist on trying to parallel spell casting to drawing weapons. That comparison is not valid when a spell like Prestidigitation would not be uncommon at societal functions and public venues.

I use my nodachi to cut my steak all the time. Except when the host demands that my weapons be peace bonded.

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Completely off topic. I only see 2 stars by your name nosig. I'm going to wring Brett's neck!

I'm going to get that taken care of.

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For swashbuckler weapon training does the weapon have to be piercing only? For example does a Piercing/Slashing weapon count?

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Rynjin wrote:
Yeah, there's a buncha typos in this PDF. I'm sure they'll catch 'em when they go back for further editing (or at least I hope so).

We are their proofreaders apparently.

Qadira

This may have been reported, dont know. Table 1-1 has spells per day out of order. 4 and 5 have been swapped.

Qadira

How do you indicate that a player has delayed or has a readied action? I see that I can move combatants around in the initiative order but some indication of delay or ready would be very useful. Unless I'm just missing it.

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Chris Mortika wrote:
Deviant Diva, I remind you that there's a rumor out that the campaign leadership does not want people using pre-gens when they have characters in tier to play. The GM might simply not allow the guy to play a pre-gen.

I suppose this leaves room for playing say a level 7 in a 3-7 when you have a level 3... but it seems like they are moving closer to what you have said Chris.

Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play Version 5.0 wrote:
If you play a non-1st-level pregenerated character, you apply the credit to your character as soon as she reaches the level of the pregenerated character played. You may not apply a Chronicle sheet earned with a pregenerated character to a character that was already at the level of the pregenerated character or higher, as you should have used this character for the scenario instead.

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