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I have a bunch of different characters, so it stays pretty fresh for me by just switching up what Im playing. Lately, I just play the one Kristen says Id probably enjoy the scenario the most with (if she has GMed it, or knows what factions its for or what tier), and I play those.
Seeing you post this reminds me, though, that I need to ask you about Bruno. Ive got an idea for a grappler, but I have no idea how to build a teutori. Mind giving me some insight, Sammy? :P
My area uses Facebook for general chatter and announcements: Southern Illinois Pathfinder Society. I announce a rough monthly schedule (things get added on as we go) around the middle of the month before they are scheduled (so announcing January schedule mid Dec). We use Warhorn for signup, and many people have access to it.
I mostly coordinate just our twice monthly Saturday game days at one of the local stores, while other people who live closer organize the week night games and anything that goes on at other venues, depending on who is able and willing to head it up.
On game day, I bring copies of the Warhorn sign up, so walk ins can register too if they want, and we get seated and playing, most of the time, within 5 minutes of the sessions scheduled start time.
On any game days I organize, the GMs bring me the reporting sheets. If they organized the sessions themselves, I assume they can handle it.
Works well for us for the most part, though I am looking for willing volunteers to help start up events at new locations.
Assuming they paid what Greeves asks, which is likely far more than the slave price (I say without looking up the slave price), Id just tell them to mark down the purchase on their ITS as the slave, if they really want to keep him.
After that, every time I GMed for that player Id be asking what they have the slave doing, especially if they like to keep it around, and [/i]especially[/i] if there is a Silver Crusade or Liberty's Edge person in the party.
*Actually, I really do think that's coming. I think that Pathfinder Unchained book (or whatever its called) thats coming next summer with new versions of the Barbarian, Rogue, and Summoner is atest to see if players would be interested in this new version. If it is, they'll move forward with 2.0.
Ah, I thought there was one that high. Oh well. *shrug*
Game Master wrote:
Interesting. Is there no way to get to level 20 without RftRK as your last game?
Yes, both RftRK and Siege of the Diamond City can be applied in the 12-15 range for player or GM credit.
So once you are done with Eyes and are at 13.2, apply one of those either by playing or GMing it to hit 14, and the module up from there.
To be fair, before you joined the conversation, it was already about the number of levels needed to be slow tracked to get to 12. Then you join with 'I can do it with 6 slow tracked levels'. Of course we assumed 'only' was meant to be part of it.
Even if thats a mistake on our part, you saying it can be done in 6, when you mean this part over here in 6, but that other part in 2, thats a very strange way for you to word it.
I hate when threads break down to grammar conversations! :P
Templates are all in the back of each Bestiary as well as on the PRD already.
Friend just told me you can't slow track all of it as you will end up out of tier for parts of it and you can't do out of tier for GM credit. Is he correct?
Not all of it, no. There are 16 levels ending with for level 13, so it looks like youd need to Slow track 8-10 depending on what level you start out as, and what level you want to end on.
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
You already have to slow track through 8 levels of it to be able to play them all on the same character. The sheet that comes in the chronicle download shows which levels should be slow tracked to do them all to hit 13 at the end (levels 4,5, and 10-15).
I guess if you slow tracked all of those, plus 9 and 16, you could end exactly at 33xp, though.
Im actually GMing a group through it right now. I might make that suggestion to them as well, so they can do this same option. Hmmm.
If they play the final few levels of Emerald Spire, they wont be able to do Eyes. You have to be at exactly 33xp to start it, and cant play anything else in the middle of it.
If you mean just for kicks, sure, go for it, but I dont think theres a way to do it all for actual PFS credit on the same character.
Im of the opinion thain a world where undead regularly rise, that knowledge of a skeleton having DR/bludgeoning is probably about as common as RL people knowing that sharks can smell blood in the water, or that you should play dead cause then a bear wont eat you, or that climbing a tree will help get you away from a wolf, but not from a big cat, etc. Its not always the best idea, but it could help.
Similarly, if someone wanted to throw some water onto a fire elemental, I wouldnt count that as metagaming.
Is that in a book someplace? most expensive one Ive seen is Gold for 100.
Those GMs are breaking the 'Dont be a Jerk' rule.
She can use them no problem. Similarly, if you have kids who want to play, they can also use the PDF. Possibly other people who live with you as well, though that tends to be a case by case basis kind of thing..
As far as sitting at other tables, as long as each person has access to the PDF (either in printed form or tablet, laptop, etc) for the stuff they need to have for their character, theyre fine.
Michael Brock wrote:
One of the things to keep in mind is that, if we are going to help cut the time back to a manageable four hour slot, most of the "unique" systems we've put in (mass combat, dog sled race in #16, etc...) are likely going to be done away with. When a GM has to teach the players about the mechanics of a unique system for that scenario only, that leans towards adding an extra 15+ minutes to the slot.
New goal: Become a published Paizo author by writing a module about adventurers in a 'Mission Impossible/ Whodunnit' style mystery that leads to Mass combat and giant monster fighting, finishing up with and an infiltration. All taking place on another planet or plane.
Other things to add that Id like to see:
If you are looking for ways to decrease GM prep time:
~Use more in-print flip mats/ map packs.
~More 'Mission Impossible' style scenarios like The Disappeared and Library of the Lion.
This last one is probably something taboo at this point since there has been, to my knowledge, no official development of the areas, but Im asking anyway, as this is one of the things that Ive been wanting to see for a long time:
Can we explore someplace the rest of Golarion please? Arcadia? Casmaron? Sarusan? Azlant (on the bottom of the ocean)? Lots of ground that doesnt seem to have been touched with more than the broadest of brushstrokes. Lots and lots of open ground to cover. :)
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P Diddy Nackle, the OG wrote:
Krackle, the sorcerer searching for a blue dragon cause he could ONLY cast lightning bolt (even if it looked a lot like Magic Missle, Burning Hands, Charm Person, etc.),
This is my favorite part. I might have to borrow this for something. :P
I believe Ive GMed for a Nackle or two, but never a bunch at once.
Maybe its along the lines of not wanting to make the GM upset, since the percentage of the population that runs games rather than just playing is likely relatively small, so scaring off a GM, especially a quality one, is a bigger deal than scaring off a single player. *shrug*
Personally, I dont scare players off by accusing them of cheating. I scare them off by killing PCs.
EDIT: It's also interesting to me that every time a thread comes up about a GM whom a player thinks might have gotten something wrong and the word "cheat" gets mentioned even once, throngs of people jump in with "Whoa whoa whoa, let's not throw around the 'c-word' so lightly!", but when the accused isn't the GM, "cheating" can be the entire focus of the conversation (and even be in the title) and no one bats an eye or cautions anyone against using such a strong word.
It looks like its a double standard, but I think those are entirely different situations.
If the player has foreknowledge of the scenario and abuses it, it's likely going to be at least somewhat obvious. And whatever they do during the game, their actions are all there, layed out on the table for all to see.
With a GM on the other hand, assuming none of the players have foreknowledge, the players have no way of knowing what is by the book and what the GM might have made up on the fly. So they may think something is fishy because of what happened, but cant ever get confirmation on it unless they either read the scenario themselves or ask other people questions about it.
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I agree with Fromper. Unless its something that simply wouldnt work in the given situation, it shouldnt be disallowed.
For example, for Stealth, I use soft shoes or 'pants that dont swish when I walk'. Silly? yes. Any reason for you to keep me from using it? No.
On the other hand, if I said I had a 'Nature Handbook', which gives me +2 to Knowledge: Nature checks, and I want to use it on the Knowledge check at the beginning of a fight cause something jumped out, I would definitely understand if you wanted me to take an action to reference the book before getting the bonus.
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+1 to Sean.
Also keep in mind that unless he has something that lets him do Grapple and Trip in the same turn (qhich is quite possible, but just in case), then this would be a two-turn thing for him to do. A trip can be made in place of a regular attack in your full attack progression. A Grapple is a Standard action, and therefore cannot be used in place of an attack.
Ah, gotcha. That makes more sense than what I said.
Nice ideas kinevon, but nosig is correct, too. Their movement isnt done just cause they are now prone, but if they get inside your reach range, they can stand up without fear of being hit.
Also, and I could be reading this incorrectly, but it looks like kinevon is saying that it is a matter of table variation on if the GM will allow you to use your standard action to stand up. If I am reading that correctly, than that is incorrect, kinevon. It shouldnt be a TV issue, as you can always do another move action instead of a standard, so no GM should be disallowing that at all.
Rizzo Mouser, Ratfolk Magus, here.
I took the Unnatural trait (gives a bonus to AC vs animals, but their attitude starts one step lower for me), and it has come into play every time Ive played him so far, lol.
Kristen also made her Ratfolk character, a Rogue, and made special minis for us. Regular ones for when we are not swarming, and then a pair on a base together for when we are.
Earl Gendron wrote:
Kreighton Shane, Marcus Farabellus, and Aram Zey...are they specifically called out as being VCs anywhere? All I ever remember seeing with their name is the 'Master of...' title. I wouldnt think that would automatically make them VCs, its just a position outside the VCship still within the heirarchy.
Mad, might I ask if you showed up shortly before the game was supposed to start? That tends to be the most frequent time that new players show up, and in situations like that, I cant say I would handle it much differently.
Once the game was done, if the player was interested and time permitting, I would be more than happy to assist the new player in building their own character, but it definitely can be a LONG process.
If you showed up a half hour or so before the game was supposed to start, I dont really know why they couldnt have helped you work on a character then, even if it might not be ready to go in time.
As for building your first character, like others have said, just follow the OP Guide, and you should be fine. One thing to take into consideration if you just arent sure which way to go, is that as long as you havent played the character at level 2 yet, you can completely rebuild the character, so you wont be forced to stick with an option that you think isnt going to work out how you want it to.
Good luck with your character creation!
I may be reading too much into this, but just in case Im not...
Just an FYI, if thats an indication you would kill your companion for a meal cause you feel like having a steak, I would be marking it as an evil action on your chronicle sheet. Do it a second time, and Id mark the character dead for being evil.