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Scarab Sages

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Kajehase wrote:
Disturbed1 wrote:
So Chris is a robot? What kind of Knowledge check do I need to identify him?
A better one than you rolled to identify her gender. ;p

Bah. Right. Sorry, Chris. :(

Scarab Sages

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So Chris is a robot? What kind of Knowledge check do I need to identify him?

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

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Congrats Auke!

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Congratulations you guys! You definitely deserve it!

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Glass River Rescue:

I LOVE running this one, especially when the party gets to the inn and I get to roleplay as the old ladies.
Ive run this one around 7 times, and I think I am pretty good at convincing the players that the little old ladies are actually a coven of witches.

The one the players can see when they walk in the door is standing behind a large pot while chopping up some kind of meat with a large cleaver. Her apron is covered in blood. Her tiny dog (think chihuahua) is chewing on a bone much larger than it is. (Know Nature to identify the bone as being from a deer, or Heal to know it isnt from a humanoid).

Her sisters come in from the kitchen. One has red stains clear up to her elbows (she's making jam). The other is covered in blonde hair (corn silk).

Normally, the players want to keep an eye on them while they make dinner, so one person gets left behind, who I quickly position in the kitchen between the two sisters and make sure to mention the large knives nearby.

All that while using a frail old lady voice and holding my hands above the table, having them shake slightly when I do anything with them.

More than once it has resulted in the players attacking them.
"Congratulations, you just murdered an old woman. Her sisters begin crying, and one is clutching her chest like she is having a heart attack. Are you trained in Heal?"

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

I would allow it, no GM star bonus on the additional roll though.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Congratulations, Andrea!

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Hi there poster,

Click here.

Under 'Organized Play' there are two links which could prove helpful to you.

If you go to the Regional Coordinator page, you will find that there is a Venture Captain in Tulsa. Ive never met him, but he should be able to help you find a venue for games.

If you go to the 'Events' page, you should be able to find games that are currently scheduled to go off in your area (or at least I assume so, since right now I cant figure out how to look outside my own area lol).

Full disclosure, but of these are going to be specifcally for Pathfinder Society Organized Play. If you are looking for something more like a home group and less like organized play, the second page may not be of much use, but contacting the area Venture Captain may still be a good idea. He can probably give you some insight into places to check for groups looking for someone.

I hope that helps!

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

claudekennilol wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:
... but Bob couldnt get the credit since Bob is already level 4.
Yes, he covered that quite well. But thank you for answering.

I was answering the question you were insisting he hadnt answered...and now you say he did answer it...

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

I vote this be locked and/or deleted.

If it's a joke, that's fine, but maybe indicate as much in the primary post.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

claudekennilol wrote:
The Fox, one thing your examples didn't cover, which is what this topic was based around. Under "Cannot do" you've got "Play a 4th-level pregen and apply credit to Bob". Sure, you can't apply it to Bob, but your post doesn't explain if you can simply play a 4th level pregen when you've already got a 4th level character.

To answer the question...yes, you can play a pregen, but Bob couldnt get the credit since Bob is already level 4.

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The Fox wrote:
Lune wrote:
Well, I know at least one VL that disagrees, thaX.

That VL is mistaken. It happens. Talk to him/her as politely as possible, and ask that they follow up with other VOs for confirmation.

If that fails...

Send a PM to Michael Brock and ask (again, politely) that he clarify this rule for you and/or your VOs.

1. The examples the Fox lists in its (his? her?) previous post are very good.

2. Yes, the VL is mistaken. Do not report the incorrect handling directly to Mike. If the VL isnt willing to admit that they are wrong, it should be escelated to their VC, not to Mike.

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Sean Hans wrote:
Am I the only one to think "Pathfinder Unchained: A Liberty ' s Edge Romance"?

Yes. Yes, you are.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Larry Wilhelm wrote:
John, if that hack Thursty can't meet his deadlines, I'll take this assignment. E mail sent to Mark ;)

If Larry writes it for real (or Thursty or a few others) I would definitely be willing to sacrifice some GM credit to get a character to a high enough level to play through this with the understanding that the character wouldnt likely ever be playable again.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

So what I read here was, "Mike is doing the April Fools prank this year."

:p

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Four years and six months ago, my friend Carl Harris brought forth to my attention, a new game we should try, conceived by Paizo, and dedicated to the proposition that all systems were NOT created equal (cause 4e was lame).
-Abraham Lincoln...sort of...

Carl played in a few sessions at our local gaming convention that year and became hooked. He quickly dragged me into it, and now, FINALLY, I get to publicly acknowledge all of the hard work he has put into this campaign to help make it grow.

Carl is a great GM and player. If you ever get a chance to sit at a table with him, you should take the opportunity.

Congratulations, Carl, on earning your fifth GM star!

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

BigNorseWolf wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:


You only need 80 more. :P

Music

** spoiler omitted **

*golf clap*

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

More or less what Kevin said. Or ask your local VO to email Mike for you. Either way.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
A Medium-Sized Animated Object wrote:
BNW, what's your beef, man? Like, you're attacking different aspects of this thing, but what's your thesis?
That when trying to stealth, there are 87 different things that can go wrong so one of them is very likely to.

87? Pffft. There's 2.

1. You get seen.
2. You get heard.

:P

You get smelled

You get blindsighted
you get blindsensed
You get detect magicked
You get tremorsensed

You only need 80 more. :P

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

BigNorseWolf wrote:
A Medium-Sized Animated Object wrote:
BNW, what's your beef, man? Like, you're attacking different aspects of this thing, but what's your thesis?
That when trying to stealth, there are 87 different things that can go wrong so one of them is very likely to.

87? Pffft. There's 2.

1. You get seen.
2. You get heard.

:P

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Either is fine. He's actually a lot of fun to play.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

My Paladin is great at being sneaky. He often scouts ahead, and if he is seen, then that is Irori's way of telling him he has not yet perfected the art, and must practice more. He welcomes the challenge.

Of course, he was a Ninja before he was a Paladin, so...

:P

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

The convention is only a few days away now! Dont forget to sign up, and I hope to see you there!

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

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Pathfinder Society is to Indiana Jones, as Aspsis Consortium is to the Nazis.

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melferburque wrote:
kinevon wrote:
melferburque wrote:
I was under the assumption that GM credit gave you tier specific gold but unlocked all tiers worth of loot and boons?

So, would you consider this to be shenanigans, or legal?

Let's say that I GM an older Tier 1-7 scenario, then apply it to a new PC. He would gain the 1-2 sub-tier gold, but your post would imply that he would gain access to all the items listed for sub-tiers 1-2, 3-4, and 6-7?

if I GM a 3-7 and apply it to a level 3 character, what difference does it make if that character gets access to the 6-7 loot? it's basically the same thing as playing up and getting carried through a scenario, which does happen all the time.

Except that didnt happen in this case, which is the point.

The difference is that the different tiers often have access to different items, and sometimes those items are pretty cool.

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Joseph Kellogg wrote:
Mark Stratton wrote:
So, in your example, the level range is 1-5, being played in Subtier 1-2, but a level 4 pre-gen is still in the correct level range. Honestly, though, if a person can show up with a level 4 character to a 1-5 table (even at subtier 1-2), then a player should be able to play with a level 4 pre-gen.
But in that interpretation, someone could choose to play a level 4 pregen in a subtier 1-2 game to make it a cakewalk, and prevent the other characters from being able to shine. Or alternatively play a level 1 pregen in a subtier 4-5 to score out-of-tier gold for their first-level PC while assuming no risk, but also being more of a liability than an asset to the group. I think those are the kind of situations we want to avoid.

Just tell them they need to play the one for the appropriate subtier, cause what you are suggesting someone might do sounds pretty close to breaking the Dont Be a Jerk Rule to me.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Around here we factor the pregens level into the equation, and just use the most favorable level of pregen for the subtier the players are wanting to play at.

That definitely could be wrong, though. never considered not adding the pregens levels in.

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Doug Miles wrote:
Neither one have been announced to my knowledge. Tim is still listed as a 4-Star, but Michael does indeed have 5 now. Does anyone know when he was bumped up?

Mike was announced at Gencon last year. Tim got his in October, I believe, though the system hasnt officially given it to him, yet for some reason (CS?).

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Other option: Use your GM star to gain another GM credit for the scenario again at a later date and apply that one to the character you want, instead of using it to play a scenario again.

Not necessarily a great option, but its something.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Both Michael VonHasseln and Tim Statler from Cape Giarardeau, MO appear to be missing. I might just be overlooking them though.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

You might want to pick up a copy of this book. It'll probably be quite helpful to figure out what kind of builds you want to use.

Aside from that, the advice people have already given is very good.

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Jiggy wrote:
Mark Stratton wrote:
What were the requirements for a given PrC prior to the revision in the FAQ?

To use EK as an example, the requirements were (in addition to martial weapon prof):

To have a number of levels in an arcane spellcasting class to reach 3rd-level spells on their class progression chart.

Quote:
What are the requirements for that same PrC after the revision to the FAQ?

To have a number of levels in an arcane spellcasting class to reach 3rd-level spells on their class progression chart.

Quote:
Are both of those the same?
Yep.

Fixed that for you. Just because something can be attained in another way doesnt change the wording of the requirement.

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Jiggy wrote:
Mystic Lemur wrote:
The Prestige class didn't change.
If the Prestige Class hadn't changed, this thread wouldn't exist. But it did change. Specifically, the entry requirements changed. The text of the entry requirements didn't change, but what the entry requirements actually mechanically ARE changed. To suggest a meaningful difference between changing the words and changing the meaning is entirely unreasonable.

In the past, rebuilds are given to people who actually have levels in a class that has had changes made to them (such as the Warpriest). So, to be consistant, rebuild options should be given to people who actually have levels in the Prestige Classes already, not to those who were simply planning on taking them at a later date.

Since Im sure that statement above wont be enough to do it for you, let me ask another question:

If I had a character who hadnt actually taken levels in Warpriest yet, but had planned to take a few later on, and I felt my character concept was ruined now because of the change, then should I have been allowed a rebuild?

IMO, no. Only characters who are currently being affected by the change to the class in which they have levels should be given a rebuild (if even then).

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Its most likely a combination of population density, number of venues, geographic, and more.

Southern Illinois isnt a terribly populous region to oversee, but it stretches out quite a bit between locations, and if things were going well in an area I couldnt oversee personally most of the time, I would likely be requesting a VL for the specific area of the region.

However, different VOs do it different ways, I imagine. I likely want to handle it that way because thats how Bob handled it with me (He was VC of Central/Southern IL, I was VL) before Kristen and I were promoted to VC. He handled the middle of the state, and I took the southern end.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Bump!

The con is only three weeks away, so dont miss your chance to sign up! Lots of fun to be had!

Interested in Core Campaign? weve had several inquiries about ndoing Core for the Season 2 Gencon special for Sunday afternoon, so we will be running at least one table of Core only during that!

Hope to see you there!

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Over the past couple years, we have seen many more people clammoring for more low level play for the exact reason you state, roysier. Theyve played almost everything out there and have not enough material to get new characters started.

Im hoping with the introduction of the Core Campaign, this can be alleviated a little bit and perhaps we can go back to seeing more higher level scenarios being released.

Also, keep in mind that Season 6 still has 5 months worth of scenarios to be released, so there are hopefully a couple more 7-11s coming down the track!

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

part 3 was released last Gencon. In the box text, it mentioned it being the last one, so it seems there wont be a Part 4.

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

Bump!

Still plenty of open slots for both players and GMs!

Scarab Sages ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Illinois—Carbondale aka Disturbed1

While this kind of thing might not be for everyone, I find the idea of the Day Job check for how much you made to be hilarious, especially if another PC takes you up on the offer.

If you roll well, they apparently tipped you well.
If you roll low, they short changed for you for reason.

:P

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Dont remember if Birthmark is in the web traits doc or not. If so, thats a good option. If not, it wont work for Core.

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I agree with Garrett, this was definitely unexpected!

Thanks very much everyone, and definitely to Bob and Mike VonHasseln for everything theyve done to help make our region grow.

And as Mike Mike VH mentioned, Kristen definitely deserves recognition, too. She has worked just as hard as I have, despite not holding a Venture title the whole time.

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Quadstriker wrote:

Only read the title.

NO.

This.

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@ Lune: Aid Allies replaces the normal +2 you get for Aid Another, it doesnt stack.

DesolateHarmony wrote:

All of these things listed in this thread reference the same item: The Aid Another action. All of them are variants of Aid Another, and thus don't stack with each other.

Aid Allies (Ex)
At 2nd level, whenever an order of the dragon cavalier uses the aid another action to assist one of his allies...

Swift Aid (Combat)
... Benefit: As a swift action, you can attempt the aid another action,

Benevolent
When the wielder of a benevolent weapon uses the aid another action to grant an ally a bonus on attack rolls,

You are both right and wrong here. Aid Allies and Swift Aid are both versions of Aid Another, and I agree, wouldnt stack. Benevolent is specifically designed to boost Aid Another, which both of the previous abilities use, so it most definitely WOULD stack with either of those.

Also, before someone suggests trying to stack Aid Allies from the Cavalier and the Helpful Halfling bonus to Aid Another, I dont believe those stack either. Both of them change out the flat bonus you give (3 and 4 respectively), instead of saying 'give an additional +1/+2' or something similar to what Benevolent says.

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Jeff Morse wrote:
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Less than 48 hours to go until WINTER WAR!!!
guess that means I should prep now :)

HA! My prep is already done!

*rolls Bluff check*

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Sammy T wrote:
Hoping there'll be at least two other high tier folks.

Kristen and I took that slot off, though I dont think we have any actual plans for it at this point. So we might join up, but the highest I can bring to the table is a Brawler 6/Living Monolith 3 or a Ninja 4/Paladin 4.

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Just dont die.

/thread

;)

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Sior wrote:

This isn't so much about replayability, Seth, merely the lack of specials or exclusives available.

Previous multi-table specials have been done repeatedly and (locally) will likely not be run again any time soon, including the most recent.

The current exclusive is Bonekeep which was available before becoming an exclusive. Hence, most everyone has played it already and have no interest in a replay, and those who have not played it have no interest in doing so.

So unless I start launching into gameday preparations with older specials trying to find sufficient number of people to play (or replay with stars or replay with Core), it's not looking likely to be able to run these specials until a new EX is released.

Assuming you have enough players on board with Core to make enough tables to do the Specials again, then yes, it is about replayability. Aside from scheduling conflicts or lack of players, I see no reason why you guys couldnt run the Specials again if you really wanted to.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Walter Sheppard wrote:
However the people that are interested in the Core Campaign are coming from the exact same player base as those that are not interested.

This is a bit less than half correct.

Core appeals to two types, those who have played everything and quit PFS. Core can bring them back on a more regular basis. But so could the two scenarios being published every month. These people are more or less outside of PFS

And then there are new players who are going to walk in without having any idea of the difference. PFS Core and PFS Classic are both drinking out of the same well here.

I havent read much of this thread, but this is nothing but wrong. Ive got plenty of stuff left to play, definitely am not a new player, and I am more than a little bit interested in it. Not cause Im a VO, but because I am.

Edited to remove aggressiveness. Not my intention. Apologies.

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Assuming GM stars are all based off total tables, and not tables per campaign (no idea if this has even come up or what the answer would be), but with the Core campaign just being launched, youve now got a whole new set of options available.

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Jodokai wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:

A friend just pointed out to me that as per the post above, there cant be any animal companions/familiars/mounts in the Core Campaign, as it doesnt say anything about the Bestiarys...

Similarly, that would work the same for Wild Shape/ the 'Form' spells.

I assume this likely means stuff from Bestiary 1 is legal for those purposes?

I don't have my Core Rulebook handy, but don't Rangers and Druids have a list of animal companions that they can choose from in the CRB? Wildshape will have to open up the bestiary though.

EDIT: Whoops a whole page started before I answered this.

Yea, I had apparently forgotten the lists were included in the CRB itself. Been a long time since I built either of those classes apparently. :P

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