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Vencarlo Orinsini

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FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,359 posts (1,752 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 12 Pathfinder Society characters. 11 aliases.


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So is this supposed to be like an ask Jiggy thread where we ask him to do searches for us or do we just keep going about it the usual way of posting something that's wrong hoping he'll see it and look up our answer that way?

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Thanks Louis and John. That's pretty much what I was preparing to do, fortunately it didn't come down to that. I never know with this group. One week they'll take on some guards just doing their jobs and the next week they'll ignore a dozen feeding ghouls and search for secret doors because they haven't acted yet.

Spoiler:
It turned out to be a pretty entertaining encounter. The Swashbuckler handed out shots of the good stuff that they obtained in the previous encounter to the guard to get on the platform and directions to Pildapush's place. Then failed a bluff check with someone who noticed them. One of the barbarians quickly gathered up that problem and tried to give them some of the cheap stuff the Swashbuckler obtained for him but had his offering poured out at his feet.

After making their way to the docks they ended up drawing both encounters due to the Swashbuckler running right up onto the ship. She then ended up doing shots with a couple of the gnolls on the other side of the ship while everyone else fought. And then offered the rest of the bottle to whichever one could beat the other one so one ended up in the drink. They tried taunting the captain up into the fray, but he waited patiently for them to drop below, where he put some fear into them.

Good times.

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It is for PFS. Although I know the players are capable of getting in Pildapush's place unnoticed, they are also capable of causing a big disturbance. And the player's have gotten in the habit of throwing their weight around and I can't imagine them backing down from a fight if they end up getting the guards there. So when it says to bring the entirety of the Token Guard down on them I'm just trying to get a grasp on what an appropriate number would be.

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Tacticslion wrote:

...I won't, don't, and, despite my best efforts, can't recall. Absent-minded, perhaps, but kind of rude. This is against my will, and something that I struggle with. (Also, I've completely come to depend on my wife for helping me remember pretty much any date whatsoever.)*

* ((And don't even think about getting me to learn names. I will say your name a dozen times, to your face, walk away, write it down, and entirely forget it and have managed to lose my note with it by the time I've woken the next morning. Uuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrgggg. Hate that. It took me two years to learn the names of most of my next-door neighbors. >.> I've only remembered one person's name after meeting her once, and I married her. I introduce myself as "Hello, my name is [redacted], and I am terrible at names, and I'm sorry: so terrible, I guarantee that I won't remember your name next time I see you. So please, when we see each other again, just point at yourself, say, "My name is [insert name here]!" and I'll be all, "Hey, [insert name here]! Thanks!" and it will go much better for...

...I don't feel drunk...

I don't remember posting under this user name.

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OK, if I don't ask it will definitely happen.

So,:
how many Token Guards do I bring when I feel free to bring the entirety of the Token Guard down on PC's who want a fight?

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A group of morons who were over wealth by level showed up thinking they could take on a dragon. Rinse gold. Repeat.

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no

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How about Silverhex Chronicles like quests for levels 12+?

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WELL!!,:
Get Moving!!!

Spoiler:
explosive runes

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WRONGBADFUN is BADWRONGFUN!!

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I envision the players wanting to fight the dino.

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Akerlof wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
If your die consistently rolls low, replace it. Many game-store dice are not properly weighted, simply due to poor manufacturing standards. While rolling low and missing an attack you would have hit without power attack is frustrating, a genuinely fair die will result in power attack producing significantly higher average damage output over time. Keep in mind that a run of bad luck, or a bad roll at a crucial time, doesn't invalidate the overall statistical benefit of power attack.
If you're rolling the die enough to actually have a good idea of whether it truly rolls low, consider diversifying your hobbies. ;)
My other hobby is statistics, so identifying whether any of my d20s are biased is diversifying my hobby! :P

Good luck finding that bumper sticker.

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Ascalaphus wrote:
Edit: The comparing isn't just about numbers and DPR, either. It's also like hearing a familiar story told by someone else, and finding it to be different.

"I saw weird stuff in that place last night. Weird, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff! And I want in. "

I would stand outside the game store for hours listening to interesting stories about the scenarios played the week before. Even though I was at the table. Interesting stuff.

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If I have 99 cents can I buy cini minis?

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Maybe they were thinking about a 2nd edition wizard who could still cast 4th level spells with a 9Int.

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I don't know how much success people have had looking here, but there it is anyway.

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I hope the cat is wearing boots of the adventurer.

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Sarcasm Elemental wrote:
Quintain wrote:
Tell me, when invisible, do you always attack, and thus break invisibility?
Not sure, but the point of this discussion is remaining invisible.

Is this it?

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Finally

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Quintain wrote:
Quote:


Does it matter?

When would be the best time to attack in such a scenario? Probably the half-way point when the PC is in the worst possible position. At which point it doesn't matter if they are using gear to help climb, or taking 10 (and no longer able to once you start attacking). The point at which the invisible BBEG decides to reveal himself doesn't change anything for this.

Yes, it would matter, if your BBEG's minions are worth more than the paper they are written on and actually react to your actions and are pro-active in their own right.

Or do all your BBEGs sit in the room at the top of the tower waiting for you to come kill them?

Why would you not choose to remain invisible and untie the rope from it's secured point without breaking invisibility and revealing your position making you a target for potential counter attack?

Why not just have the BBEG be a collosal stone giant? Let them get to the top and then break the grapple.

Grandad is waking up! Run for your lives.

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Yes, the gym's climbing rope is thicker, but it also fits the description of the DC 15 adequate handholds and footholds, and a tree is also listed as an example.

DC 15 tree to probably DC 17-20 rope from climber that can't put ranks in climb.

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TriOmegaZero wrote:

I believe I have crystallized Quintain's complaint with Take 10.

He does not like that a character with no investment can climb a DC 10 wall. The disconnect is he thinks this is a DC 10 wall, while the rest of us are imagining this.

Please correct me if I am mistaken.

Yeah, it's not like every grade school I ever saw growing up didn't have a climbing rope in the gym. That's what DC 15?

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Can I cast invisibility on your objection?

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I would think that the Aspis Consortium being there pleading against you doing the mission and offering to take care of things should be convincing enough that you need to get it in gear. It's basically the first words out of Praetor Sylien's mouth.

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I loved the bridge. The player's were so worried about its stability nobody bothered checking for traps or anything else. One guy flew over with a rope then the hunter's animal companion went running over right into the trap. The halfling then ran over and stood on another trap and the fight started. And of course the idiot barbarian found it necessary to jump the chasm. He did not.

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Robert Brookes wrote:
I was at a local hobby store today and had a conversation with a PFS GM who was really happy with the layout changes starting in this scenario. He had high praise for the inclusion of monster statistics in the back of the scenario!

Except for the one spoilered right above.

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I don't see why anyone would want to make someone do 40 climb checks when last night I had a guy fail a jump check of a 15ft wide chasm that was 300ft deep when there was a perfectly functional bridge in front of him.

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rainzax wrote:

I can imagine a system that qualified a "distraction" in at least two ways:

1) danger from immediate combat
2) danger from attempting any risky activity

For those that want to draw a line in the sand between these two "distractions" in their interpretation of the rules, you retain the ability to set appropriately high DCs for appropriately risky situations.

For those who exercise non-differentiation between the two "distraction" types, you introduce an element of danger into relatively low risk (low DC) situations, infusing your game with a "gritty realism" or "anti-heroism" theme.

Morale of the thread: live each day to it's fullest as if it were your last!
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200 feet below: Guys! You haven't been rolling your climb check all this time. The wall is an illusion. Distraction 1d20 + 18 ⇒ (3) + 18 = 21

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170. Because they've already been had.

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Just let them take 10 to get up 200 of the 300 feet and then spring the harpies on them.

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blackbloodtroll wrote:
I don't think even direct Developer input will help at this point.

How about some optimism? We still haven't gotten to tying shoes yet.

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Charm Person and Carry Companion

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Not even trying isn't a technique for improvement. If they won't GM how can they believe someone else should?

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After crit, perhaps you would have seen that one coming if I hadn't cut your eye out the first time.

You'll pay to have all this blood cleaned off my sword, you obviosly have enough since you've spent nothing on your training.

If you wanted to sunder my sword you should have been born with adamantine bones. Make a plea to your god before you come back so you'll have a chance next time.

You probably should have opened with the blood armor defense.

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Sarcasm Elemental wrote:
Truly, I am the enigma, stripped of all extraneous trappings.

Wow, that was worth a necro!

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Well, if the GMPC has everything covered you should just sit back and enjoy the show.

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Be a Skald. It's all the rage.

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FAQed but I'm doubting the answer will allow me to create a party of body bludgeoners for PFS.

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You might be a redneck?

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Can I just pop in to mention that this thread has completely failed to go in any direction resembling any of the directions I'd initially intended it to go?

All roads lead to Ankh-Morpork.

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Everyone loving to have a bard around is a myth perpetuated by lying bards. They should change inspire courage to remind bonuses because that is what you are doing most of the time.

Maybe make a mom type that's always reminding the rest of the party to eat their vegitables and take their vitimins change their socks etc.

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The problem with the call was that you can pretty much commit to the run and if it's a pass you just get a pass interference penalty. Time would still be wasted and you only lose a few inches. The offense on the other hand can get numorous penalties that will put them back or in this case lose the ball.

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Mists of Mwangi is pretty simple.

We be Goblins you can just turn them loose and see how quickly they destroy each other.

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Jeff Merola wrote:
Nefreet wrote:

There's a Season 1 Chronicle with a Ring of Protection +2 for half price.

After scouring the forums I couldn't find anyone saying it was in error, so I bought it.

I've noticed other non-Season Zero chronicles with variant pricing as well.

Occasionally, it's intended.

Well, according to this post, we're supposed to bring mispriced items to the attention of John, to make sure they're not something that needs to be changed.

I need to get me some of that +1 vorpal full plate.

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kikidmonkey wrote:
N. Jolly wrote:
kikidmonkey wrote:

I would include the trigger even more often than i normally would.

But then, I'm a jerk.

Yeah, don't do that. That's terrible and not funny at all.
But it IS a method psychologists use to help people overcome their phobias

Well, chances are nobody's paying you to be their psychologist.

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Last week my table descended to the point where they used detect magic to determine whether to kill an NPC or not. When it was determined he had a magic item on him, they took him out.

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I think it's just being blown way out of proportion. It's just what the other 30 NFL markets are interested in before we see who wins the Super Bowl in two weeks and can start analyzing what our teams will do in the draft.

Otherwise we just have the standard Patriots soundbites and Marshawn Lynch silence for two weeks.

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He would either have two claw attacks or two spear attacks.

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Shane Field wrote:

I have 1 more question for this scenario,

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Thanks for the above answer Conman.

42:
It just happens when they're within 30'. I'd just look any player that's moving into the radius in the eye and if they look back they have to make the save. If they make the save they are unaffected from "that" creature for the rest of the day.
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Well, since they were going to eject Marshawn Lynch from the NFC Championship game if he wore the golden cleats I trust the NFL will find an appropriate response to the Patriots deflated balls.

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