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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit. 1,632 posts (2,370 including aliases). 55 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 19 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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I heard if you drink a pint of extra virgin olive oil a day, glitter won't stick to you. Congrats Thea.

We got TOZ. We got PFCBG. Who's next? Venture-Lieutenant Kyle Baird?

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Dave Setty wrote:
EDIT: @Doug Miles: the circle suppresses her spell resistance.

Thank you for correcting me Dave. I was looking at the ghaele stat block and not reading the scenario text. I stand corrected.

Steeldraco, if you GM long enough these situations can arise. You made a snap decision. You are not alone. I don't expect we'll have a group therapy session here, but I think every GM has decisions they look back on and cringe. Did the players have a good time, or was there mistrust created as a result? That is how I would reflect on the episode. Learn from it, and move onward.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

I think you made a mistake, but you recovered from it in an acceptable fashion. You could of had the ghaele ready an action to defend herself against anyone who tried to hurt her, while asking who the PCs are and what are their intentions. If you want to get technical, ghaele have no ranks in Knowledge (Religion) so she could not have recognized a cleric of Asmodeus. Back up further and consider she's got SR 25 vs infernal healing affecting her. I think you over-reacted, but once you commit it is not easy to back down. The scenario speaks of her being too weak to help the PCs, save for a heroic effort to banish the demon if it has been freed. All you can do is reflect on what you would do different if the same situation happens again.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

The call for volunteers went out on March 3rd. The Tier 1 and 2 GM berths fill up fast, usually within a week of the announcement. With so many volunteers scrambling for a limited amount of positions, Mike Brock (the Global Campaign Coordinator) can be picky if he wants to. One way to stand out from the herd is to earn some GM Stars by running PFS events locally. If I were Mike, I would be leery of giving an at-first-glance green GM a Tier 1 or 2 slot.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Volunteer Tiers and Rewards

Tier 1 GM Volunteers
Tier 1 GM volunteers are invaluable to making the show a success. Tier 1 GMs must select and volunteer for a MINIMUM of 8 slots. Tier 1 GMs may feel free to volunteer for more than 8 slots if they so desire. I only have room for 160 Tier 1 GM volunteers so don't delay in volunteering for this tier. Volunteers will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, though I reserve the right to select volunteers who have previously worked for Paizo over new volunteers. Please do not volunteer for Tier 1 if you have any doubts that you won't be able to attend the show. Tier 1 GMs receive:

A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in the Marriott or J.W. Marriott Hotels
A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, usable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
A FREE Advanced Class Guide hardcover
Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
A special PFS boon that gives the option of choosing a one-time complete rebuild of any level character OR the choice to create a character from one of the following races: grippli, ratfolk, samsaran, suli, or vishkanya.

Tier 2 GM Volunteers
Tier 2 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 7 slots. I only have room for 120 Tier 2 GM volunteers so don't delay in volunteering for this tier — it fills up very quickly. Tier 2 GMs receive:

A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in the Marriott or J.W. Marriott Hotels
A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, usable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
A FREE Advanced Class Guide hardcover
Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: grippli, ratfolk, suli, or vishkanya.

Tier 3 GM Volunteers
While the rewards for volunteering for this tier are smaller, the majority of my volunteers will come from Tier 3. Tier 3 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 6 slots. Tier 3 GMs receive:

A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, usable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
A FREE Advanced Class Guide hardcover
Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: grippli, suli or vishkanya.

Tier 4 GM Volunteers
Tier 4 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 5 slots. Tier 4 GMs receive:

A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2014 badge
A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, usable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: suli or vishkanya.

Tier 5 GM Volunteers
This is the minimum volunteer level to receive shirts. Tier 5 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 4 slots. Tier 5 GMs receive:

A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, usable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
Four FREE limited edition purple goblin Paizo Publishing Pathfinder Society Volunteer T-Shirts (if not previously received)
A special Pathfinder Society boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: suli or vishkanya.
Volunteering for One, Two, or Three Slots
A $10 per slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions
A special PFS boon that gives the choice to create a character from one of the following races: suli or vishkanya.

Man, that was a lot of typing!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Congratulations Lucas! Thank you for your service, especially for encouraging the newest generation of gamers!!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

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Kyle never asked for a goblin boon, but he couldn't let something so precious go to waste. He loved Garble like only a father could (despite Kolossal Ego's inexhaustible jealousy), and in his heart he knew that this was going to be Garble's fate. He just had to come across the right GM armed with the right opponent. An epic death should be celebrated. [cue slow-motion montage of Garble Facechomper chewing on various foes scored to Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better".]

What were Garble's last words, Harold?

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Michael Brock wrote:
All three are five star GMs.

And five star people! Thank you all for your service to our campaign. Well deserved!!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

If it makes sense to you to disregard the tactics because they are illogical or ineffective, that's your prerogative. You're also responsible for the consequences, good or bad. If you're looking for a green light, that's as much of one as you'll get. You're the GM & it's up to you to bring the fun. Historically, Paizo doesn't go back and correct errors or omissions in scenarios. You have to make the decision.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

I have always run it that starting the captivating song ability is a standard action, and maintaining it is free. It's how I have always understood it, and it makes perfect sense considering her tactics. She attacks at a distance anyone who does not fall prey to her song. She can deal with the playthings later. I understand there has been debate over how the ability works. I don't feel any confusion over it, and I'm not one for academic arguments.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Tony Lindman wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
There's a pdf reader program called Nitro Reader, its a free download. It has an option of extracting all images from a pdf. It does a really nice job. gives them a white background, not that messy black one you usually get from copy/paste out of Acrobat.
I went to their site and found the free trial, but not a fully free version. Am I missing something? Maybe a hard-to-spot link?

What URL are you using Todd? I found this one for a free version of Nitro Reader 3. There doesn't appear to be a trial period for use.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Welcome to The Island, Tim! Congratulations!!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

You are an inspiration to all the parents with youngsters out there, Mistwalker! We should be so fortunate to have children as confident and grounded as Shadow Stalker.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Well done Billy. Thank you for your service to our campaign & welcome to The Island!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

I was able to recreate the error, so it's not just on your end. I would report it to customer.service@paizo.com. After I recreated the error, I went and tried to report a table without In Service to Lore selected. There's a reporting option that allows you to "Show All Scenarios" when you report a session, so you don't necessarily have to check In Service to Lore when you build the event to actually report In Service to Lore. You can work around the bug, but Paizo should be notified to they can fix it. Make sense?

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Campaign Paths

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

No, it doesn't work like that. Sickened condition doesn't become nauseated if you fail the save a second time. Read stench under the Universal Monster Rules in the Bestiary.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

There's no standard. The Campaign probably prefers the rebuild but in the cases where a GM is running cool/cold (little-to-no prep) the quick rule needs to be an option. You could also save yourself some work by using the GM Shared Prep site rather than re-inventing the wheel ;)

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

These are all great ideas...for GenCon 2015. This year's prize and auction boons were probably finalized months ago :/
Generating new ones means they are placed at the back of the work queue and it takes weeks to work through the Paizo editing pipeline.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

There's a sidebar in the scenario on page 20 that details its effects.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Congratulations Greg, thank you for your service to our campaign. Welcome to The Island!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Congratulations TOZ! Welcome to the ranks.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

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This doesn't prove anything. June was 5-Star material a long time ago.

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Doug Miles wrote:

I'm working on the 3rd letter, but wanted to post this for critique:

Jorsal of Lauterbury at the Starrise Spire:
Greetings! While on an urgent errand I passed through a backwater thorp called Dawnton. By chance I met a farmer who was showing off a strange stone idol he claimed to have found on his property. Like many in your organization I have an interest in history and forgotten lore. Several features of this relic led me to believe it represented Pulura, an empyreal lord venerated ages ago in these parts. When I asked the man where he found it, he said that he had uncovered it while digging a root cellar into a hillside on his property. He mentioned there were larger pieces of worked stone there, too heavy to move in their current state but covered in strange writing. It distresses me to think about this simple farmer breaking up pieces of Sarkorian history to build a fieldstone wall. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I must not linger here in Mendev. I thought you might be able to investigate this matter—hopefully before the site is despoiled. I prefer to remain anonymous at this time. Again, the situation is complicated. Perhaps my loss will be your gain?
My regards, -A Traveler

Pathfinders of Nerosyan,
I pray to The Dawnflower that this missive finds you before all hope is lost. Today is the 14th day of Erastus. A party of Pathfinders arrived in Dawnton two days ago. Last night they were placed under arrest. They have been charged and convicted of committing two heinous murders, and sentenced to hang at dawn twelve days hence. Tensions are high since the fall of Kenabres. Although my conscience moves my hand to scribe this note, but I fear too much to share my identity. Come fast if you would save your friends!

Inquisitor, I know who killed Dancel and Johan. Two nights ago I was on the north road when I heard such a frightful noise that I dove in the ditch to hide myself. Soon after I heard strangely accented voices speaking of ‘completing a ritual’, needing ‘more flesh of innocents’ and that ‘the stars will not wait’. From my concealment I witnessed two dwarves and a halfling pass going north, away from Dawnton. They were covered in blood and the dwarves carried a large bundle between them wrapped in canvas. I thought them hunters until I heard what happened to Dancel yesterday. Like other decent folk here I try to keep my nose out of other peoples’ business. I needed to be certain before I leveled an accusation. When I found out those three were Pathfinders, I became even more fearful. That nefarious organization has a far reach and those who cross them always weep bitter tears. By happenstance I again came across the three of them in the village last night, just after word of the second murder. They were at the Heath & Harvest. The halfling appeared angry and the dwarves anxious. Considering the mood in the common room, this behavior did not seem amiss. However, I knew they were the ones behind the killing. I listened in as the dwarves asked around if anyone had seen who committed the murder. People said that Oleg didn't get a good look at the guy. They all seemed to relax. I heard the halfling say that they'll 'try again tomorrow'! As I write this I know my life may be forfeit if I make my knowledge public. By The Inheritor, these Pathfinders must not be allowed to get away with another murder! I know you have the courage to stand up for Dawnton. Please protect our village!

-A Concerned Citizen

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Everything appears to be back to normal now. Thanks Chris!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Alex McGuire wrote:
Favorited. Though I'd prefer a way to reward the GMs who make the location I organize a success.

I like this idea also. When a local organizer has reported as many sessions as a major convention generates, it would be nice to have a way to thank the GMs who make the organizer's life easier (and entice them to continue volunteering).

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

I'm still down a significant number (45) from my pre-glitch amount.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

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I'm working on the 3rd letter, but wanted to post this for critique:

Jorsal of Lauterbury at the Starrise Spire:
Greetings! While on an urgent errand I passed through a backwater thorp called Dawnton. By chance I met a farmer who was showing off a strange stone idol he claimed to have found on his property. Like many in your organization I have an interest in history and forgotten lore. Several features of this relic led me to believe it represented Pulura, an empyreal lord venerated ages ago in these parts. When I asked the man where he found it, he said that he had uncovered it while digging a root cellar into a hillside on his property. He mentioned there were larger pieces of worked stone there, too heavy to move in their current state but covered in strange writing. It distresses me to think about this simple farmer breaking up pieces of Sarkorian history to build a fieldstone wall. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I must not linger here in Mendev. I thought you might be able to investigate this matter—hopefully before the site is despoiled. I prefer to remain anonymous at this time. Again, the situation is complicated. Perhaps my loss will be your gain?
My regards, -A Traveler

Pathfinders of Nerosyan,
I pray to The Dawnflower that this missive finds you before all hope is lost. Today is the 14th day of Erastus. A party of Pathfinders arrived in Dawnton two days ago. Last night they were placed under arrest. They have been charged and convicted of committing two heinous murders, and sentenced to hang at dawn twelve days hence. Tensions are high since the fall of Kenabres. Although my conscience moves my hand to scribe this note, but I fear too much to share my identity. Come fast if you would save your friends!

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Slacker, if it's any consolation you are not alone. This scenario made me feel very conflicted. The first time I ran it, I had a similar experience as yours. The players were overwhelmed and should have been hosed. I relented and softballed it after dropping 4 out of the 6 PCs. Afterward, I was disappointed in myself for going easy on the players. They were all adults and a game without the risk of death is not very entertaining. The next time I ran it, I resolved that I was going to run it strictly as it was written, whatever the consequences. That result was a TPK and the characters were unrecoverable (lack of gold/PP at that level). A few upset players posted reviews venting their feelings. Either way I handled it, it was a poor outcome.

What should you do next time? Well, I recommend reading the reviews before deciding what scenario to run your players through. There was a lot of warning about Day of the Demon. Sometimes players need to learn the hard way, but Day of the Demon is a vicious lesson.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
roysier wrote:
For the free RPG modules it never made sense to me why they were +2 GM credit when they took only one slot to run. If that is Paizo's intention I wish they would just announce that and give the reasoning behind it.

I agree that it does not make sense. Probably what happened was all "modules" got folded into the same category when the campaign manager asked the website team to give x2 credit for modules. After the Free RPG Day issue was recognized, the manager either A) didn't want to strip away the extra credit that had been granted, or B) didn't want to bother the swamped website team with another request. This was likely part of the system that Mike inherited.

Last year at GenCon the campaign arranged We Be Goblins! & We Be Goblins Too! in 2.5 hour mini slots, expecting volunteers to sprint the players through the adventure in half the time it normally takes. None of the volunteers were enthusiastic about it, but imagine if you did this for 10 slots. You'd go from zero Stars to 2 Stars (40 sessions) in the space of 4 days! You'd probably go crazy and start a fire in your hotel room before the con ended ;)

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You need to check out the GM Shared Prep site. Carlos did a great job with the scenario mechanics. If you're not using this site, you are making a lot of unnecessary work for yourself. There's some garbage on there, but there's a half dozen people who really know their stuff and post some gems.

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January Call for PaizoCon Volunteers wrote:

Tier 3 GM Volunteers: This is the minimum volunteer level. Tier 3 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 2 slots. Tier 3 GMs receive:

A $10-per-slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including subscriptions.
A FREE PFS goblin volunteer t-shirt.
A special Pathfinder Society GM boon available only at PaizoCon.

Squeaky wheels get the boon. At a local con the organizer might have time to talk to all the volunteers and make sure they received everything they were entitled to. At a con the size of PaizoCon, you have got to speak up or you won't be recognized.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

DM Beckett wrote:


7.) why is there a fair in a town that normally has a population of under 100 people AND IS APPROX 3 DAYS TRAVEL FROM A MAJOR TOWN THAT JUST GOT MASSACRED BY THE HORDES OF THE WORLDWOUND WEEKS TO MONTHS AGO?

This question has to be ignored because it undermines the entire scenario if you think about it too much. So, prior to Ekira and Dalton arriving in Dawnton, the highest level NPC was the sheriff who couldn't even fend off a dretch. Really. And what about Otto's Farm? The guy lives alone 5 miles away from town and he owns a sling for defense. Doesn't even have a dog?! Maybe if he had a dog people wouldn't hang skinned corpses on his trees. Anyway, great question Beckett. Hopefully the players never raise it.

The next time that I run this I think I'll run the entire scenario without dice until Encounter 4. We'll just role-play through everything. Several times during the scenario I felt like it was forcing me to pound square pegs into round holes. By removing the arbitrary DCs and NPC attitudes I think the scenario will feel more organic and enjoyable.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Here's a link to an excellent resource.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

Kerney wrote:

Running the 9th.

Am making a chart where players can place their minis during each part of the day.

Pre planning some RPing. Arm wrestling in the and knife throwing in the beer garden. Kids playing 'Crusaders and Pathfinders' where the kid 'crusaders' are looking for evil Pathfinders who are 'obviously' in league with demons in the street.

Hope that helps,

Kerney

I love it, too. I ran this today for a group of GMs. It was difficult to have NPCs remain stubbornly convinced the Pathfinders were guilty in the face of such flimsy evidence. The players had connected most the dots, but the dice failed them at a crucial moment.

I enjoyed the 5th level barbarian with the 21 CON who stood there and allowed the local tough to punch him a half-dozen times for a d3+1 non-lethal, just staring at the kid and not showing the slightest amount of discomfort. "You hit like my grandma". After the kid got tired out throwing haymakers and getting nowhere, he suddenly got embarrassed and walked away.

Without someone to flank with, the rogue was simply annoying. That was the only time we rolled init the entire scenario.

This scenario was better than The Horn of Aroden, in that the plot was more enjoyable for both the GM and the players. It still suffers when exposed to the slightest degree of scrutiny, but it doesn't make the players as angry.

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I had some trouble wrapping my head around the omissions in this scenario. Likely the author had included the details but they were removed by the editor for the sake of word count. A lot is left up to the GM to pull out of thin air when the players start asking questions. There's nothing about who the victims were. The evidence against the accused Pathfinders is laughable. Why wait so long to hang a trio of murderers if the case was so open-and-shut? It should help to play up the village residents as prejudiced and unconcerned about that 'cityfolk' concept of a fair trial. Here are some ideas I jotted down:

Timeline:

Day 1 Ekira arrives in Dawnton
Day 7 Krunne arrives in Dawnton
Day 14 Krunne sends letter to VC Jorsal
Day 17 VC Jorsal receives letter, summons first PF team
Day 19 PF team departs Nerosyan
Day 21 Krunne commits first murder
Day 22 PF team arrives in Dawnton and begin to survey the environs, Krunne places victim's body on Otto's farm,
Day 23 Tovril steals dagger from Dakota Spire, Krunne commits second murder, drops Spire's dagger on the scene, Krunne sends anonymous letter to Ekira, PF team arrested
Day 24 PF team tried & sentenced to be hanged, Krunne sends next letter to VC Jorsal
Day 27 VC Jorsal receives next letter, summons PCs
Day 29 VC Jorsal briefs PCs, PCs depart Nerosyan
Day 32 PCs arrive in Dawnton at dusk, begin to investigate
Day 36 First PF team executed at dawn if not cleared of the murders

The Victims:
First victim
Dancel Parsipp, farmer, 20 years old. Was returning home from Dawnton in the early evening when killed by Krunne. Skinned in a hidden location, then carried to Otto's farm where he was hung up within sight of the farmhouse. His body was identified (dental records?) by his family and buried on their land a mile away from Otto's Farm.

Second victim
Johan Scramford, aspiring bard, 25 years old. Was returning to the tent city after dark, having visited a friend in the village. Lured into the alley behind the General Store, Krunne murders him with Dakota Spire's dagger. He flees after Orug happens upon the scene. His body was buried in the local graveyard.

EDIT: I'll add this also; it won't be hard for the PCs to undermine the evidence against the arrested agents. The key will be proving it. Likely no one in the village will accept the PC's 'expertise' until they can prove who DID in fact commit the murders. Throw the Pathfinders' reputation as murderhobos in the players' faces. Refer to the massacre in Ravenmoor as an example. The point is that Dawnton is not under the same laws as a modern country. They had a village meeting, an Inquisitor of Iomedae spoke passionately to the Pathfinders' guilt, the villagers had a vote and the majority believed the accused were guilty. To these people, that's justice. Now they wait twelve days to hang 'em ;)

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Slartibart wrote:

A quick question about Risen Guards of the Osirion faction.

Since they are sworn to the Ruby Prince, do they remove themselves from the society since they are forbidden to switch factions, do they automatically join the Scarab Sages as that is the evolution of their faction, or does the radical shift in the nature of their service allow them to choose a new faction?

The Ruby Prince will invoice any Risen Guard PCs for the cost of the free Raise Dead they received. They have one week to pay up, as well as return all Guard uniforms and accessories, or the claim will be sent to The Pickled Imp collections agency for recovery.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber
Thomas LeBlanc wrote:

I would really like to have a +2 to rerolls at PaizoCon, never know when that little bonus will help...

/me note to self: pack Character Folio for rerolls

I have yet to see a player compelled to prove his or her GM star count at any table. Like many things in this game, we are under the honor system. In light of the current glitch, I would be stunned if a GM refused to believe a player's bonus to the reroll since 99% of the GM population has been affected by it.

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In February/March 2015 the next Exclusive should come out. Ambitious GMs will schedule sessions in advance of the scenario being released. Offer to slot zero it for your VOs and local workhorse GMs. Getting those 10 Exclusives/Specials has become more difficult as the number of regional 4-Star GMs & VOs increase. You guys have my sympathies. Back in 2011 I ran 2-EX The Midnight Mauler 14 times in a two month span. A lack of competition in the marketplace helped. Keep an eye out early next year for the new Exclusive and run the hell out of it, fellas.

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Dylos, the bottom line is that PC is going to be subject to table variation unless the campaign leadership makes a ruling. In the past, it either takes a 50+ post thread filled with bile and incivility OR a score of bumps on the FAQ button. Further discussion is your prerogative. I hit the FAQ button, and I'm done.

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Doug Miles wrote:
Ulfen is a mechanical choice
Dylos wrote:
He said that Ulfen descent isn't a mechanical choice.

Let's read this over again.

In my opinion, you need to be Ulfen to qualify for the PrC. That means you are human with the Ulfen ethnicity on your character sheet. If you don't like that opinion, I'm sure there will be others who favor a more open interpretation. You're welcome to agree with them. If you would like the Campaign to answer, press the FAQ button on your question. Otherwise we are wasting our time trying to guess what the Developers had in mind when they wrote "Ulfen descent" as a requirement to qualify.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

This has been raised in another thread. Ulfen is a mechanical choice, while half-Ulfen is not.

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Give it another 10 days. PaizoCon is next week and is the main focus for Paizo right now. I'm down over 100 sessions and I'm not worried. Granted, my stars are still intact so my deficit is invisible to most. Be patient, my friend. Think about the many ways you have been blessed, rather than dwelling on matters that are outside of your control. Spend a few minutes imagining what life is like in Syria or Iraq right now, then consider how silly our First World problems are.

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roysier wrote:

If Paizo wants their company to look amateurish because they can't fix a simple internet bug in 2 weeks have at it.

It makes me wonder if they are in over their heads.

Have you ever written an angry-but-unconstructive message, felt better, then deleted it without posting? I think you forgot that last step.

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It's a dayjob. It's off-screen. You don't need to describe it, you just need to roll it. Sometimes I don't even ask what a PC is doing, they just roll and give me the number for their Chronicle at the end. Considering the things the campaign allows PCs to do, I personally couldn't care less about an "evil" day job. It's just another tired-out "Let's define what is evil" argument waiting to happen. People, let this one go.

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jon dehning wrote:
Halfway-Hagan wrote:

I should over 80 but its reporting 50 and thats after reporting this afternoon. Down to 2 stars

Tito....hand me a tissue /cry

Jermaine, stop teasing.

You know, people who get that reference are showing their age ;)

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Be patient. Your sessions aren't lost, they just aren't weighted quite right yet. You know how many sessions you have earned. Grousing at Customer Service isn't going to get the problem fixed quicker. It'll get done when the higher priority tasks are completed, and the Paizo IT dynamo puts his crosshairs over the glitch and obliterates it. Let's not make Customer Service's job any more difficult than it already is.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

They are still working on it, Christopher. Customer Service has answered the concerns over on the Website Feedback board. A watched pot never boils. They'll announce when it's fixed. Nothing has been lost.

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

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Aelryinth wrote:

Ah, so the paladin acting on his Detect Evil to guide his actions is okay, but the barbarian trusting the paladin and his own instincts to back them up is not.

Mmm, yes. Double logic standards, here.

==Aelryinth

Would it surprise you that the Pathfinder Society has lots of agents that detect as evil, with the same intensity (or even greater) as the mayor? There are probably over a hundred clerics of evil deities working alongside the barbarians and paladins of the Society. Should they receive a greatsword to the face if they tell a lie? I'm just saying; if the barbarian is serious about cleansing the world of evil, he should start at the Grand Lodge :)

Qadira ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Michigan—Detroit

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Wow, your group takes their murderhoboing serious! ;)

You may not have known this, but only part of the villagers were cultists. Looking at it from the villager's viewpoint: A group of Pathfinders came to their festival, played some games, shared their food, then suddenly one of them pulled out a big sword and for no good reason killed their mayor. Naturally, every able-bodied man acted to protect the women & children from these blood-thirsty maniacs. Even Desna reached out to protect them, drawing an aspect of herself from their mayor's dying body. It was a confusing battle, there may have been a big spider and strange monkey-looking thing trying to drive off the murderous Pathfinders. In the end, it was a massacre. The Pathfinders slaughtered all who opposed them. After the villagers fled into the forest, the mayor's home was ransacked and the treasury was stolen. Ravenmoor has been devastated. May Desna protect us from psychotic Pathfinders!

The effigy is put away in the daytime. It is only out at night. Unless you went into the Chenowicz home you probably shouldn't have fought it. I think that Yottsu hoshi above is being harsh, but I agree that you missed some fun roleplay & plot by a single player deciding that suspicion of evil is a death sentence.

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