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RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter, 2014 Dedicated Voter. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 3,481 posts (5,355 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 5 Pathfinder Society characters. 8 aliases.



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Welcome seekers of the Emerald Crown!
Lottery says I have 17 of 16 slots filled. Which. Is. Awesome!

Sharpen those teeth, and stretch out those claws. Give us your loudest roar and get a sneak peek of your opponents!

I keep trying to update the rules, but keep getting waylaid (frakkin goblins!) Character creation will most closely resemble Bestiary Bash: Assassin with different skill sets. The arena will most closely resemble the HeartFountain.

The rules change a little each year but after 10+ years, and 3 game systems, I would have worked all the kinks out! :) I'll bring more details soon. Who's going to bring more monsters!?!


Throaty Mermaid Special Collections. Torch's favors

A well-sunned woman guides the Pathfinders past opulent tapestries and priceless marble statues. Gesturing toward a large rare-wood table she says, "Venture-Captain Muesello and Lady Gloriana Morilla will be in soon to describe the unique opportunity before us. While you wait please introduce yourself and feel free to discuss any matters that you... field agents discuss."


Throaty Mermaid Special Collections. Torch's favors

OK I need a handful of things from y'all.
Real Name (Paizo avatar is OK)
PFS Number (PM me if you would rather).
Faction (which will show up if you have it set on your Avatar.)
Please put perception and AC plus anything else I might have to look up frequently into the sex/race slots of the character's profile (see Seaweed for an example). Please note I did this for the map, but that is for a different game and will add one for here when we need it.

Define your characters default attack option (for when I need to DMPC).

A handful of dice for later when timing is an issue. These may or may not be used. Be sure to include any special circumstances (darkvision or loyalty trait for example). Again these are for when I need to move things along.

This should be set up for a reply to make it easier for you. Make sure to add the appropriate modifier and the final closed bracket (])
RL name:
PFS number:
Faction:

[dice=perception]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=initiative]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=Fortitude save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Reflex save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Willpower save]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=attack of opportunity]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=damage]+ [/dice


Throaty Mermaid Special Collections. Torch's favors

OK I need a handful of things from y'all.
Real Name (Paizo avatar is OK)
PFS Number (PM me if you would rather).
Faction (which will show up if you have it set on your Avatar.)
Please put perception and AC plus anything else I might have to look up frequently into the sex/race slots of the character's profile (see Seaweed for an example). Please note I did this for the map, but that is for a different game and will add one for here when we need it.

Define your characters default attack option (for when I need to DMPC).

A handful of dice for later when timing is an issue. These may or may not be used. Be sure to include any special circumstances (darkvision or loyalty trait for example). Again these are for when I need to move things along.

This should be set up for a reply to make it easier for you. Make sure to add the appropriate modifier and the final closed bracket (])
RL name:
PFS number:
Faction:

[dice=perception]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=initiative]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=Fortitude save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Reflex save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Willpower save]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=attack of opportunity]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=damage]+ [/dice


Throaty Mermaid Special Collections. Torch's favors

A man in simple linens meets you at the door and escorts you to a large room. "Welcome to the Sandswept Hall, the Pathfinder Lodge in Sothis. Venture-Captain Norden Balentiir will be with you shortly to brief you on the assigned task. Please make yourself comfortable and feel free to introduce yourself."


When I got my first reptiles I named my iguana after Ingeloakastamazilion, (or Icing Death) from the Crystal Shard. When my (then future-) mate got me a turtle I named it after Aremag from the Ring of Winter. I have named all my hatchlings after dragon's in the series of books.

My current pair of skinks recently had a baby. The species is threatened (a step away from endangered) so breeding them has been a huge goal of mine. (EDIT: no one really wants the difficult details in breeding skinks :p ) In short, I have the new generation of lizards, and wanted to explore the names of dragons in the new incarnation of the worlds most popular game.

There are quite a few on the gaming end of things, but I was hoping to get one from the fiction side. I know a handful of dragons exist in the tales, but I don't know if they have names? Can you help me out? What novels have named dragons? Which of the webfiction (I'm woefully behind) stories do? What are those names?

Thanks!

(yes I realize Aremag was probably named after the godzilla movie & yes though I am pronouncing it to the best of my recollection I probably spelled Ingeloakastamazilion incorrectly. :)


5-12: Destiny of the Sands—Part 1: A Bitter Bargain
Written by Scott Fernandez, RPG Superstar 2013 finalist.

This game is part of the Official Pathfinder Society PbP Game Day. For more information please visit: PbP Gameday.

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–5.

Amenopheus has learned that the legacy of the Jeweled Sages lies near the Osirian trade city of Eto, and the Pathfinder Society has pledged its support in the Sapphire Sage’s investigation of his ancient order; however the lead dried up—that was until a familiar information broker contacted Amenopheus offering an exchange of services. To assist an ally and unlock the secrets of Osirion’s past, the Society must deal with a deadly antagonist once more by sending the PCs to fulfill the bargain and collect its due. The only question is what price their foe will demand.

“A Bitter Bargain” is the first scenario in the three-part Destiny of the Sands campaign arc. It is followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–15: Destiny of the Sands—Part 2: "Race to Seeker’s Folly" and Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–16: Destiny of the Sands—Part 3: "Sanctum of the Sages." All three chapters are intended to be played in order.

Content in “A Bitter Bargain” also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Osirion, Qadira, and Sczarni factions.


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5-11: Library of the Lion by Kyle Elliott

A lot of the other Library of the Lion seem to be the lower tier, so I hope to give players from the 4-5 tier a chance.

This game is part of the Official Pathfinder Society PbP Game Day. For more information please visit:
Part of the PbP GameDay 2
starting April 5

Few societies have so vaunted a tradition of leading crusades as Taldor, yet the constant revisions to its history by scheming factions leaves the truth obscured by countless acts of political modifications. Even the lauded Kitharodian Academy’s texts are riddled with these changes, so when a secretive ally approaches the Pathfinder Society with information about a hidden archive that contains the unaltered histories, the Pathfinders plan a daring infiltration to recover the secrets of Taldor’s past victories so that Mendev might benefit from the discovery.

Content in "Library of the Lion" also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Cheliax, Grand Lodge, and Taldor factions.

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

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Congratulations Victoria!
I look forward to your completed adventure even if it is months away. It looks like Stephen's was just released & so there is a lot of RPGSS going on even though the contest is over, and the logo is gone.

Here is the next little bit. A tradition for the truly dedicated or addicted or even obsessed. We have a little over nine months until RPGSS 2015 so lets make them hot!

Nine Blazing months begins! :)

The goal here is to create a superstar items with a little help from some friendly critique. One a month is not too hard to practice, but making deadlines, BBC/Paizo formatting, and accepting critique rewriting can be.

some suggestions:

1) Pick a day and post a new item every month by that day. Do that from now until December & you will have 9 solid items to lead your submission.
2) Do a rewrite a week after that. This requires comments so please critique others.
3) Focus on formatting. It is the one part I feel even marginally qualified to comment on, and then only because of the practice.* Practice formatting so you can focus on mojo with your submission.
4) Do not post an actual submission. That will DQ it from the contest. :)
5) Do not limit yourself to wondrous items. Create another magic item, an archetype, a monster, a villain or any of the other rounds we have seen in RPGSS. Just follow the rules for that round.
6) Do re-read all of SKR's guidelines, previous Top 32, critique my item threads. Space them out over nine months and it will be easier as well.

Two of our regulars have proven me wrong, but this practice is not a guarantee to get into the Top 32. It will help us develop a solid entry when the time comes & it will help us be better prepared for quick turnarounds. At least that is one idea, the other is simply to have fun. 'Cause 'tis that as well :)

*:
That's not entirely true since starting last years Blazing 9 thread I have been published twice, maybe I am better qualified than I admit :)

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Is there a reason no one has volunteered their votes for this round?
Anyone willing to share?

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

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I am missing Clark's Abdulah impersonations so I am going to throw a few things out. Please join in there is a lot of great stuff here!

I still have a few more to read, but there have been NO BAD encounters! They are all good or week good so far. Thanks to the Top 16 for giving me so many good (yoinked) encounters. I'll get into specifics when someone starts the R3 exit poll :)

My number of 'favorites' have climbed recently thanks to John Compton. Most recently on the 'why a monster is here vs why a monster is here.' But all of his reviews have a huge insight that come up in these great little nuggets.

Crystal and Rob have been equally great & I have several new ways to approach my GMing. Next week when I GM I will be asking myself 'would Crystal approve' of this description. I KNOW Rob would not approve of my squigly lines and I HAVE to improve for the PC's experience. :)

I have more, but please tell me what awesome things you have seen and/or will remember.


Throaty Mermaid Special Collections. Torch's favors

OK I need a handful of things from y'all.
PFS Number (PM me if you would rather).
Faction (will show up if you have it set on your Avatar.
Please put perception and AC plus anything else I might have to look up frequently into the sex/race slots of the character's profile (see Seaweed for an example).

Define your characters default attack option (for when I need to DMPC).

A handful of dice for later when timing is an issue. These may or may not be used. Be sure to include any special circumstances (darkvision or loyalty trait for example)

This should be set up for a reply. Make sure to add the appropriate modifier and the final closed bracket (])
[dice=perception]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=initiative]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=Fortitude save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Reflex save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Willpower save]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=attack of opportunity]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=damage]+ [/dice


Throaty Mermaid Special Collections. Torch's favors

Pathfinders have been assigned a mission that takes place on a long sea voyage. That voyage starts from Magnimar, City of Monuments. After a day off shopping, exploring, or just regaining their land legs the Pathfinders receive a missive to arrive at the Pathfinder Lodge at Heidmarch Manor the next morning.

This scenario takes place on a long sea voyage. There will not be any opportunity to make purchases along the way. Please take the time to make whatever purchases you want before we begin.


For nearly 10,000 years, the mysterious elves of the Mordant Spire have guarded the ruins of lost Azlant, protecting the remnants of their former enemy’s civilization from plundering by the humans of the Inner Sea. Since its founding, the Pathfinder Society has been at odds with these strange, masked stewards, ever denied full access to one of Golarion’s richest sources of historical relics, forgotten secrets, and unimaginable
wealth. Every few generations, however, the Decemvirate welcomes an envoy from the Mordant Spire to the Grand Lodge in Absalom to discuss a possible arrangement to allow them access to Azlant’s treasures.
Such a meeting has recently concluded & pathfinders are needed to escort the envoy home.

I have three players so only need two or three more. They are all 1st level so this will be the lower tier. I like to give preference to folks without a local game, so please include a ZIP code (or its equivalent :)


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Welcome Austin!
Welcome Kate!


But since I can't in PFS I am wondering how to fake one.
Mostly I need help with the special abilities the RMA get like prayer attack, red mist, & summon mantis. I built a melee TWF for the signature blades and dinnae want to cherry pick multitudes of other classes. 'Tis fine if it is not an exact match, the character mimics the Red Mantis in his hunting of them.

I have a few ideas, but thought the generous crowd here would come up with something better. This is my GM Blob, I currently have up to sixth level to play with.

Thoughts?

**

Last week I finally leveled up to the point where I can apply my very first chronicle. Chronicle #33 was earned by running Sarkorian Prophecy for a handful of VOs at PaizoCon.

As my first chronicle I dinnae know how to apply it, and Hyrum & the VOs told me that I would have to choose a character and hope he dinnae die before reaching it. I didn't have a character yet so it went to -1.

That's right Hyrum. From PaizoCon 2010. (I'm in a small community & I have been slowly building PFS here)

Sadly I did die before getting to apply it. Stupid incubas! Why does walking into a trapped room to divest myself of gear sound like such a good idea when you say it? :(

First death for any of my PFS characters. Fortunately I had the prestige needed to bring him back. And fortunately put me into range for a pregen and finally to my first ever chronicle, 3 PaizoCons, 3 years, one month, 20 days after I earned it.

If you have similarly long delay in a chroncle being applied let me know about it. :)

Here's to YEARS of happy gaming :)


simply M Draco Electricus Wannabeus Expert 1, Armchair Expert (PrC) 8,

OK I need a handful of things from y'all.
PFS Number (PM me if you would rather).
Faction.
Please put perception and AC plus anything else I might have to look up frequently into the sex/race slots of the character's profile.
Define your characters default attack option (for when I need to DMPC).

A handful of dice for later when timing is an issue. These may or may not be used. Be sure to include any special circumstances (darkvision or loyalty trait for example)
This should be set up for a reply. Make sure to add the appropriate modifier and the final closed bracket (])
[dice=perception]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=initiative]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=Fortitude save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Reflex save]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=Willpower save]1d20+ [/dice

[dice=attack of opportunity]1d20+ [/dice
[dice=damage]+ [/dice


Throaty Mermaid Special Collections. Torch's favors

When the dwarf enters the halls of the Venture-Captain Adril Hestram’s wide looming face opens and he begins to speak. “The Blakros Museum is cursed. Some darkness has descended upon the place and those who enter are blasted with evil and left raving through its halls, more beast than men. The curator, Nigel Aldain, is an old associate of the Society, though he chose to leave our organization some years back after a
disagreement.”
A sheepish look crosses Hestram's face.

“Nigel has long denied the Society access to the Blakros Museum’s considerable collection of relics and scrolls, using his extensive contacts to nab several excellent finds right out from under us... he always had a nose for the hunt. Whatever is past between Nigel and the Society, he needs our help now.

"Perhaps if we can come to his aid, he may think on rejoining the Pathfinder Society, or at least offering to share his discoveries with us."

“Apparently the trouble at Blakros Museum began this morning, shortly after a wayward Pathfinder named Lugizar Trantos returned to Absalom after months spent in the Mwangi Expanse. Supposedly, instead of coming straight to the Lodge to report in, he went to Blakros, sold his finds to Nigel, and then disappeared with a hefty sum of gold. The few who
glimpsed Lugizar claimed he was much changed by his time in the Mwangi... gaunt, his eyes yellowed and unfocused, a strange rasping cough that seemed to wrack his now wasted frame. Whatever he brought back with him, we believe it is the cause of the Blakros Museum’s ills.

Root it out.”

"I would not have called you out this late in the evening if we had time to spare. Any questions while you pack? You can introduce yourselves on the way over. "

**

Lately, all of our games are run from the GMs device and the faction mission (FM) require passing his or her machine around. I even had one GM say 'oh, well I'll tell you what to roll when we get to that room' as he was running it cold and didn't have time to read (usually they do this while everyone is reading their faction missions).

Since most of the players have their own device I was wondering if a site has been (or could be) created listing all the FM of the scenerios sorted by particular factions. For those areas who muster ahead of time, the players could even look up their FM for the scenerio before they got to the game table (a huge boon to the time-crunched con-sessions IMHO). It would also save a bit on paper mess (post game) and printing costs.

Does this exist already and if so can someone share a link? I did a search and found nothing.

If not:
Does OGL permit putting faction missions in a place where anyone can see them?
Is their enough interest to create a site (or is it just me)?
What about a PDF or document of just FM by season/faction if necessary?
Would being able to read a FM ahead of time be too much of a spoiler?
Do the 'more open' FM of season 4 make this pointless?


Official PFS scenerio for sub-tier 1-2 and I have 4 people already. I have room for 3 more. My preference will go to people who don't have a local PFS game they can attend so please include your ZIP code in case I have to choose from too many wonderful players.

Pathfinder Lugizar Trantos recently returned from the Mwangi Expanse with haunted eyes and a pack full of strange idols. Absalom's famed Blakros Museum purchased his pieces and Lugizar vanished. The strange monkey idols he pulled from the misty jungles of Mwangi carry with them a fell curse, and now their power has laid claim to the museum. Can the Pathfinder Society uncover the source of the curse in time, or will the Blackros Museum be forever lost to the mists of Mwangi?

Written by Nicolas Logue

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Congratulations Steven! You had me from the Quicksand cloak. Actually as the only person to comment on my item in the very first 'critique my item' thread you have been on my watch list for a lot longer. :) Way to go! This was a great run.

It looks like the logo is going to stick around longer than in previous years and people keep asking me when the Blazing 9 will start sooo....

Actually it should be eight months, but tradition is tradition so I am keeping the name. :)(year four of the thread counts as a tradition right? :)

some suggestions:

1) Pick a day and post a new item every month by that day. Do that from now until December & you will have 7 or 8 items (double down once to make it nine. :)
2) Do a rewrite a week or two after that. This requires comments so please critique others.
3) Focus on formatting. It is the one part I feel even marginally qualified to comment on, and then only because of the practice. Practice formatting so you can focus on mojo with your submission.
4) Do not put an actual submission up. That will DQ it from the contest. :) But because it is not an actual item feel free to craft non-wondrous items.

I've said it before: this practice will not help you get into the Top 32. But if we focus on formatting, deadlines, accepting critique, and rewriting it will help us get a solid entry. It will help us be better prepared for quick turnarounds. At least that is the idea, unless you are just here for fun. 'Cause 'tis that as well :)

You can start with a rewrite of your entry after you got some feedback. :)

**

I have been dumping all my GM credits into one, as yet not-created, character. I thought it would be fun to play with the saw-tooth sabres of the Red Mantises and then got a RM mini. So I decided the background of the character is that he saw many people-family and friends-die by the hands of these assassins and has sworn a vendetta against them. To that end I want his chronicle sheets be from those scenerios where PFS met/dealt with the Red Mantises.

My question is how many of these are there, and which ones are they. Again I will be running these not playing (at least not until 6th level or so :) dinnae worry about spoilers.

EDIT: Ooh look, a star!


simply M Draco Electricus Wannabeus Expert 1, Armchair Expert (PrC) 8,

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simply M Draco Electricus Wannabeus Expert 1, Armchair Expert (PrC) 8,

OK time to get this started. Please give me your character and level. If you are new to PBP I only ask three things, learn how to use [out of character] so we can ask lots of questions and discuss the encounter, learn how to use [dice], and post daily (or more :). As a play test let's focus on the ROLL vs the ROLE and maybe we can get more than one in.

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

This is a recruitment thread to see if anyone else is willing (I know the guildhall has a one going) & interested.

Sign here if you are willing to GM an (& which one) encounter.

If you are willing to play in one of them, post here. Basically, we'll hook up a GM with the next four or five players).

For the sake of simplicity and consistency, I recommend the free PFS pre-gen character (feel free to do it how you want to).look to the right of the page.

Finally, provide a link of your thread, so others can watch the progress.

We'll have more details soon, but these are the options so far.
CR 05, CR 07, CR 08, CR 08,
CR 08, CR 09, CR 10, CR 11,

**

Mike & Mark,

Is it too late, or too complicated, or too redundant, or too lame to offer suggestions for boon chronicles for this year's con season? I know we had a long list last year, though it was mostly in response to replacing race boons. Maybe you are already doing this with the VO's?

Are you open to suggestions at this time?

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

With 5 years of SS,there are a lot of winners and advice to read over as you prepare to enter every year. Did you reread the Top 32? I thought this might be interesting for all those people obsessed with numbers and lists wanting something to do for the next seven days. If you get it right, or if you have some other conversation starters from years past, post it here.

Question #1:
How many people have earned the title "Top 32?"

Spoiler:
155
Remember some alternates got in, bringing the number to 167. Of course Alexander McLeod (2010), Casey Smith (2009), Dan Jones (2012), Eric Hindley (2011), Eric Morton (2012), James Martin (2011), James Olchack (2012), Joel Flank (2011), Matthew Morris (2010), Sean McGowan (2011), & Tom Phillips (2011, 2012) were repeat contestants and drop the number also well.


WE DID IT!
Finally!
After 5 years, two weddings, two graduations, one conversion, twenty-some characters and over a dozen (rotating) players. We finished Savage Tide. We rotate GMs/campaigns every adventure and I went through 8 of them. I convinced my group to play when the third issue of STAP came out. But we dinnae get started until the other campaign ended, around issue 9. Only two players from the original group were in the final battle. Only one of them played the whole way through (the other getting married moved away move back etc.)

Demogorgan was a bit of a let down, it came to a slug fest at the end. This is better than the save or die that had been happening for the previous few encounters. Tarrasque of the multi-planes? One shot. Orcus death giants? Two rounds. The sorcerer got recalled to Guam (family) and the rest of party had been really dependent on him. So the shapechanged druid, arcane archer, the assassin and the whirling dervish scout, just had to trade blows with the Prince of Demons.

about the final scene

Spoiler:

Early in the fight the archer fell to the insanity gaze attack, bringing the numbers three (nulongo as a troglydyte ghast and both Demogorgans) to four (Gwynnevher lasted for two rounds more). G left and the party settled into a pattern of blow by blow. The druid (as a bone devil I think) tanked demogorgan holding him in a corner and hitting about 60% of the time. DG was only 30% successful on his full attacks, sending spells toward a different target with his other action. The blinking-ghost touch assassin took out N and was smart enough to close the door before one of the other 20 ghasts made his way in. Things started to fall apart when the phanaton scout stopped adjacent to DG (personally I think he wanted to be home early enough he could convince his wife to let him go to PFS later in the week :) . DG took the phanaton down in one round. With his attention less divided, the prince of demons started to eat through the party.

The archer finally got an ‘act normal’ and with his friendliness to DG (other gaze attack) he graciously put himself in a Ottiluke's sphere.
Two to two now. DG dispels shapechange & the druid goes down in a single round. Spring attack-sneak attacking blinking assassin left. DG Readied action for when he was is present, 50/50 chance to hit means SOMETHING will go through when you have 8 attacks a round. Fortunately the readied action did, full attack, full attack and the assassin drops.

The fight had been going on for close two 30 rounds by now, but in the last four the party lost a member each round.

I track fast healing and damage separately so I did the math. The party had DG down to 100 points or so. Any one of them could drop him on a max damage roll. We backed the game up five rounds, (through a force of his will the Prince of Demons can recreate the entire plan to fit his whimsy right). I gave DG a couple of his his heals and we started over.

The phanaton stayed out of range, DG had to split his attacks, and the dispel shapechange failed this time. The fight lasted another 5-6 rounds. Full attack on full attack on spring attack. The assassin had to step out for a round or two to heal. Considering any perfect storm attack could have ended DG. It turned out all right. After that many rounds -- and two RL game nights -- of d20’s missing/hitting we were all glad it ended.


Yeah, so many of them dumped charisma there was no way for them to claim the crown themselves.

Keelix the lonely (phanaton scout) lasted the longest, playing from level three to 22.
Teaglin (avanti cleric) was the longest living first character (even subtracting the time he moved out) playing from 1 to 3, and 7 to 18.
D'Nelo (human sorcerer) gets the points for most annyoing. maxed out caster level checks made save or die spells too much of the latter and not enough of the former. (I know, but upping critter's SR meant no one else could get near breaking through--I tried).
Minas (half-orc barbarian) gets the most damage dealt. Both in terms of his keen double falchion plus rage and power attack, and the frenzied berserker ability to fight well beyond the point when any muscle should have been connected to any bones and blood no longer had any veins to run through (300 damage and you only have 180 hp... wtf?.
TE gets the points for most characters. Something about his concepts precluded survival beyond the first encounter more often than not. (concentration to dim door out of the dragon turtles jaws... uh no points in concentration so i guess I uh provoke... :) Ironically one of them was named Phoenix Tavern.

More shout outs if later I can remember them all. :)


simply M Draco Electricus Wannabeus Expert 1, Armchair Expert (PrC) 8,

You have been called to the Grand Lodge of Absalom for a briefing. Seated in a small chamber around a darkwood table, various trophies gathered from across the face of Golarion hang from the walls. A monkey-shaped mask with a serpent's tongue glares out from the center of one wall, a strange halberd with gold rings piercing its thick blade and dragons carved along its haft hangs opposite the monkey mask. Fellow Pathfinders, who apparently have been here for the same purpose are seated around the table. Each begins the new assignment's opening custom and introduces themselves.

Just in case you need the cue, here is where you die.
Ooops that comes later *grin* ...err... here is where you introduce yourselves. :)


simply M Draco Electricus Wannabeus Expert 1, Armchair Expert (PrC) 8,

What I need to start is for everyone to create an alias with their character. Then post here to let me know that is accomplished. There are several ways to set up your "sheet" & I dinnae really care which one you use. I would like to see links to non-CRB abilities if they are being used. I do not need to see chronicle sheets, unless it looks like you have something really strange. (at second level frex no-one should yet own a holy avenger. )

Two other things I would like to know is if there are regular days times when you will not be available. I am not usually posting on Sundays and Mondays (my days off) but will lurk during those days and can respond if needed. Also I need to know how to get a chronicle sheet to you, which probably means I need an address. Electronic or otherwise.

On format I would say use standard grammar, but the PBP have their own way of doing things.
"Bold and parenthesis" for things your characters is saying out loud.
italics for things your character is thinking.
No special formatting for things your characters is doing.
out of character for things you the player is thinking.
I will link to the maps when we need them, and assume your characters are making tactically sound moves.

I will make another post here once everyone has checked in. I want everyone to reply to it filling in the necessary blanks.

Any questions?

**

Frozen Fingers of Midnight, tier 1-2 Still need a few


For PFS credit
Sub-tier 1-2
Have 2, want a full table (6)
Priority given to players with no local games (please include your zipcode :)
Let me know your experience with PFS (faint moderate strong)
Let me know your experience with PBP (faint moderate strong)

Please commit to regular, near-daily postings.
Please know that you are committing the character for a month or more.

The pathfinders are dispatched to aid Skelg, a fellow member of the organization who is suffering from a terrible freezing curse. Five weeks ago, Skelg the Ripper, a famed Ulfen warrior from Irrisen and member of the Pathfinder Society, raided the funeral ship of Haldyr Bjornsson, an Ulfen Jarl of Vraisia. He rescued Haldyr's wife, an dice witch named Natalya who was about to be sacrificed on her husband's funeral pyre, and looted the ship. He left Natalya aboard Haldyr's ship to sail where she wished.


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Wow is it really only two weekends away?!?

Time to start thinking (if you havnae already) of Bestiary Bash Characters. As stated materials will be provided, but if you can bring some things you gain my gratitude. If you got them bring dice, mini (s), monster character, and a copy of the Bestiary. If you are using a critter from Bestiary 2 or 3, you MUST bring that book (I dinnae have a copy yet :) For simplicity you can just bring a copy of the page of your critter. If you want to create a second character it will help me and those new to the game. Sound good?
FIRST YEAR
SECOND YEAR

The line in front of Shadowshell was not long, only a half dozen creatures stood in front him. Each pulled something from a dried skull and stepped into the portal. His ears popped when the creature disappeared. When his turn arrived he stepped into the portal, his innards tried to escape south, and found himself in a dark, grey-stoned hall. The tunnel stretched out to either side of him and he could see a dark place where another tunnel joined.

Spoiler:
The arena has many maze like tunnels surrounding a large open place (range will be an advantage in one, a disadvantage in the other). In the middle of the open space is a second set of mazes holding a fountain of dark, thick liquid. A boon if you should make it there. Default lighting will be dim, ceiling height 20’ feet.

Shadowshell looked at the coin in his hand. Of all the creatures he had seen over the last few days: wings, tentacles, paws, hands, hooves; the symbol did not resemble any of them. Nor did it look like a name that might be giant, draconic, or infernal. There were several creatures he did not recognize, maybe his target was one of them?
Spoiler:
RACE: From the Pathfinder Bestiary choose a monster with a CR equal to 4, 5 or 6. Undead, elementals, golems, plants and dragons are not allowed. Their abilities are unbalanced for their CR, at least for the way this combat works. Only one Misfit Monster fits the CR, it is allowed as well.

A blast of energy hit somewhere down the hall and its heat washed over him. Shadowshell pulled his blade from its sheath and dipped scaled fingers into the pouch at his side. One of the targets had access to the arcane. He would need to be careful.
Spoiler:
CLASS: Choose a class from the Pathfinder Core Rulebook with the aim of getting into the assassin prestige class. APG, UM, UC classes (except the gunslinger) are also ok, provided you bring the book with you. No prestige classes (yet). Class level will be 6, 5, or 4 so adding level and CR equals 10. You must take the prerequisites for the Assassin from your class build first. Some races/class combos might prohibit this, so please be aware.

Spoiler:
ABILITIES & FEATS: Keep it simple: use the numbers from the monster’s stats. However if you need to raise an ability by 2 to qualify for spell casting drop your con by 4. Don’t forget the additional point at level 4. Monster feats should be the same as well, but if the race has a general or combat feat (such as two-weapon fighting) and you want to trade it for a different general or combat feat respectively (such as point-blank shot) that is OK.

The giant creature’s weapon crashed into his chest. He felt the energy of his armor warm against his chest and felt glad for the extra protection. He slipped his blade high, hoping for better luck against his opponent’s armor.
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EQUIPMENT: Equip yourself with whichever +1 light or medium armor you wish. Arm yourself with a +1 weapon if you wish or give one natural attack a +1 magical bonus.[spoiler]
Blood covered his robes, stuck to his scales and dripped from his blade. It had been a good fight so far. Shadow Shell felt pride in his performance so far. Then he also felt the blade in his lower back.
[spoiler]OTHER RANDOM GOODINESS: Max HP for racial hit dice, average HP for class dice. Every contestant will have Fast Healing/DR against almost all attacks. The assassin’s target will not have this advantage. (If Shadow Shell fireballs critters A, B, and C, and his target is C, A and B will take very little damage.) This means as the GM I will be tracking all HP. Perception checks will be important not only to find the target with your mark, but also to see if they took damage.
Please keep balance in mind. In order for this to be fun for everyone, there should be an equal chance of everyone winning. One-shots spoil the fun. Min/maxing could end the game too quickly (one way or the other) and is strongly discouraged.
Finally I will award characters a potion every so many rounds. These will mostly be cure, but might also include an offensive or defensive spell.

Again if you make up an extra character, it will help me and others. I will have at least three characters ready to go. I am sure I missed something (and I barely even hit preview before submit). You can check the previous threads for related questions, but please feel free to ask here (or gmail me at scott a janke) We have a full table and I am look forward to the carnag…ahem… fun!.


I think I have found an appropriate mini for my dwarven summoner. I plan to get rid of the book though. Your advice, should you be able to provide it, will be to help me to add a summoning spell effect in its place. I have seen a couple that come close but would like some more creative input. :)

Suggestions?


I dinnae find this in the FAQ, but if I missed it my apologies are yours for the taking.
When I customize my badge so it shows my board alias will it still have my real name? The preference is to have both, but the choices make it look like one or the other to my (non-) degree of web-fu. :) Thanks,

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

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Congratulations Mike!
You Tom, Steve, James, and the other Top 32 gave us a great show and did some truly outstanding stuff. Hopefully this practice will put us into your league soon!

Sadly the banner on the left disappeared today. This means the dedicated (certainly sounds better than 'the obsessed' :) are the only ones likely to find this thread. So welcome to you if you are interested in practicing items for next year's competition.

Some suggestions:

Spoiler:
1) Pick a day and post a new item every month by that day. Do that from now until December & you will have 9 items.
2) Do a rewrite a week or two after that. This requires comments so please critique others.
3) Focus on formatting. It is the one part I feel even marginally qualified to comment on, and then only because of the practice. Practice formatting so you can focus on mojo with your submission.
4) Do not put an actual submission up. That will DQ it from the contest. :) But because it is not an actual item feel free to craft non-wondrous items.

In essence practice deadlines, rewriting, and formatting. As Sean has said this is the part that can be taught.

Spoiler:
I hope to find a group of RPGSS fans who can help me proof my submission. My local group tends to make suggestions that fall into the auto-reject categories. I also miss the SuperStar mojo factor and need someone to help me recognize it (or its absence :)


Hey zombie fans,

A friend just sent me this link and I have to admit, it looks like fun!

Run for Your Life or die a zombie :)


Considering the number of people saying they cannae paint, I started to wonder what the 'entry' level mini painting might be. In other art and photography black and white or no color is the right place to start with an emphasis on shading. Many of my friend's first attempts came out cool when they did the 'ninja-he wears black' mini.

Have you ever done a mini with only two colors (B&W)?
Have you ever done a mini with only various shades of the same hue?
Did it work?
Can it work?


I am going to need the weekend to fully come up with the backstory, but I wanted get some discussion going or at least throw out some details for those of you who have signed up.

Choose a monster with CR of 4, 5, 6.
Add class levels of 6, 5, or 4 (so the total is 10).
Eight people are signed up, so we will run four matches roughly an hour apeice, this will give a little under an hour at the beginning to finish characters and match people up.

I had an instructor tell me that you can not play tennis without a net. He was talking about poetry of course, free form taking the craft out of the art. For this reason I was thinking to limit the choices of class. This is a game however. The number one rule is FUN.

If you think this will ruin your fun please speak up!
If you think this will enhance the challenge and the fun, please speak up!
If you are excited for Paizocon and my small part of it, please speak up!

last year's post if you want to see it :)

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Well as John pointed out the banner is gone and Sam has had a while to bask in his well-earned glory (congrats again :).

You may remember DankeSean's recommendation to write one good item every month so we will have some awesome stuff for next year. It worked too, carrying him to Top Four and he is one of the few people to have Top 32 twice (congrats again :)

So are you ready to put some items out for practice and critique? One a month is not so bad (spend the rest of the month writing PFS submissions :).

Spoiler:
If you do not want to tip your hand we could stay away from wondrous items--weapons, armor, rings, and potions are fair game, but all the other rules apply.

In response to critiques, try rewriting the item addressing questions and concerns. Every good writer is first a re-writer first :)
Do not put anything you want to actually submit here. This is for practice after all. :)


Hi, we alternating campaigns between Eberron and Savage Tide, with some one shots thrown in for variety. Currently meeting Friday nights, but things change with the semesters. Let me know if you are interested. :)

Star Voter 2013, Dedicated Voter 2014

Reindeer Slay
Aura
strong enchantment; CL 18th
Slot--; Price 4440 gp; Weight 15 lb.
DESCRIPTION
Pictographs of flying deer surrounded by glowing white runes mark the edges of the large slab of dark red metal. When activated (a full round action), eight reindeer with silver-tipped antlers, snowy hooves, and eyes the color of glacial ice spring to life harnessed to the slab. The active slay takes the space of a gargantuan creature. The user directs the slay as a standard action to any space within 95 feet. The slay stops when it enters an occupied square and the occupant must succeed on a Fortitude save (DC 24) or instantly die. Creatures with 101 or more hit points are not affected in this way. Those creatures who do not instantly die instead take 2d6 cold damage from the goring antlers and 8d6 damage as if trampled by the reindeer (DC 24). True neutral creatures get a +4 circumstance bonus to these saves as the slay is attuned to creatures with naughty or nice alignments.

The reindeer slay remains for one hour and only functions one night of the year. Clerics with the death, marketing or water domains may get a second use from the reindeer slay six months later. This use is considered much weaker and often ineffectual (DCs drop to 12).

CONSTRUCTION
Requirements: Craft Wondrous Item, power word kill; Cost 2220 gp

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