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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,483 posts (2,221 including aliases). 53 reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 19 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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You had me at City of Strangers, James. That guide made me dizzy. I look forward to The Redemption Engine.

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Congratulations to 5-Star #68! (The 17th one of 2014!) Thank you for your service to our campaign & welcome to The Island, Mike!

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Were any sacrifices offered under the Blood Moon? Congratulations Joshua, thank you for your service to our campaign!

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Please let me know if I have made any mistakes and I will correct them on future updates.

67 5-Star GMs to-date:

2010: 1
2011: 4
2012: 14
2013: 32
2014: 16 (45 projected at current rate)

CS = Campaign Staff
VO/A = Venture Officer (Active)
VO/R = Venture Officer (Retired)
PNG = Persona Non Grata

Online (2)

Arthur Perkins 20-Dec-13 (VO/A)
Steven Fresques 12-Mar-14

Australia (3)
Luke Parry 19-Apr-13 (VO/A)
Stephen White 03-Feb-12 (VO/A)
Wes Nicholson 23-Oct-12

Canada (1)
Myron Pauls 16-Oct-12 (VO/R)

United Kingdom (4)
Christopher Woldridge 18-Feb-14
Dave Harrison 27-Nov-13 (VO/A)
Jens Loesel 02-Feb-13
Rob Silk 12-Aug-13 (VO/A)

United States (55)

Far West Region: (10)

Athurva Gore 19-Jul-13
Bruce Higa 27-Nov-12
Eric Brittain 17-Jul-12 (VO/A)
Joanna Gore 26-Mar-14 (VO/A)
John Compton 19-Aug-12 (CS, VO/R)
Joshua Archer 15-Apr-14 (VO/A)
Michael Azzolino 12-Jun-13 (VO/A)
Michael Brock 19-Nov-12 (CS, VO/R)
Walter Sheppard 27-Aug-13 (VO/A)
Will Johnson 15-Jun-13 (VO/A)

Great Lakes Region: (11)

Bob Jonquet 08-Aug-11 (VO/A)
Chris Bonnet 15-Apr-13 (VO/A)
Doug Miles 22-Jun-10 (VO/R)
Eric Clingenpeel 16-Aug-13 (VO/A)
Kristen Gipson 31-Mar-14
Kyle Baird 11-Jun-11 19:53:17
Matthew Starch 01-Apr-14 (VO/A)
Michael Costello 15-Jun-13 (VO/A)
Rene Duquesnoy 08-Feb-13 (VO/A)
Russ Akred 23-Aug-12 (VO/R)
Seth Gipson 27-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Tracy Windeknecht 19-Aug-13 (VO/R)

Mideast Region: (7)

Art Lobdell 16-Apr-12 (VO/A)
Brian Lefebvre 22-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Dan Simons 12-Jun-13 (VO/A)
David Santana 15-Jul-12 (VO/A)
James McTeague 18-Aug-13 (VO/A)
Michael Lazar 18-Nov-13
Michael McKeown 09-Jan-14 (VO/R)

New England Region: (4)

David Montgomery 16-Dec-13 (VO/A)
Don Walker 13-Nov-12 (VO/R)
Mark Seifter 21-May-13 (VO/A)
Myles Crocker 18-Feb-14 (VO/A)

Plains Region: (7)

Andrew Christian 30-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Chris Mortika 19-Aug-12
Jason Roeder 11-Jun-11 19:53:20 (VO/A)
Chris Hays 16-Aug-13
Nathan King 02-Aug-13
Ryan Bloomquist 06-Dec-13 (VO/A)
Todd Morgan 08-Aug-11 (VO/A)

Rocky Mountain Region: (2)

Jeff Kokx 03-Oct-13
Todd Lower 01-Feb-14

Southeast Region: (12)

Del Collins 23-Apr-12 (VO/A)
Dominick Trascritti 09-Apr-14 (VO/A)
Josh Foster 17-Mar-13 (VO/A)
Joe Jungers 21-Mar-14 (VO/A)
JP Chapleau 30-Nov-12 (VO/R)
Kristie Schweyer 28-Sep-13 (VO/A)
Kyle Pratt 19-Jul-13 (VO/R)
Michael Eshleman 02-Oct-13 (VO/A)
Steve Miller 29-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Thea Peters 26-Jan-13
Nani Pratt ??? (VO/R)
Paul Rees 25-May-13 (VO/R)

Southwest Region: (3)

Jason Leonard 20-Jul-13 (VO/A)
Steven Lau 21-Nov-13 (PNG) ;)
James MacKenzie 18-Feb-14 (VO/A)

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Thank you for your service to our campaign Dominick, and also thank you for your long support for tabletop gaming in Florida. Congratulations, welcome to The Island!

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If you cast a spell, know what it does. It's not the GM's job to tell you how your character works.

GM: "Player 4, your turn."

Player 4: "I cast Summon Monster I".

GM: "OK, that spell takes one round to cast so you begin casting this round. Player 5, your turn."

[Fast forward back to Player 4]

GM: "Player 4, your turn. You complete your spell. What monster appears?"

Player 4: "Umm, what monsters can I summon again?"

[discussion starts]

Player 4: "I'll summon a celestial eagle!"

GM: "OK, I assume you want it to appear adjacent to your opponent so it can make a full attack? Go ahead and roll."

Player 4: "Does anyone have a Bestiary? I don't know what the stats are for eagles."

[Smoke comes out of GM's ears. After another delay, Player 4 manages to complete all the eagle's attacks.]

GM: "All done Player 4?"

Player 4: "Yes."

[A couple of players later]

Player 4: "Did I get skipped?"

[Players frequently forget that a one-round spell completes at the beginning of their next turn, leaving them a full turn left to act.]

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Player: "I shoot the monster with my bow. Using rapidshot and haste I'll have four attacks this round...Does a 23 hit?"

GM: "Yes, a 23 hits. Damage?"

Player: "Ummm, 12 points of damage. Next shot, does a 24 hit?"

GM: "..."

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If your GM hands you a signed Chronicle with the pertinent fields left open, have at it. No one is going to burn you at the stake for doing what 98% of the campaign already does.

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My personal style is at the end of the game I collect everyone's previous Chronicle sheet. I then fill out their new Chronicle with the values from their previous Chronicle, totaling out their XP, PP and Gold. If they spent money before or during the game then I document it for them, in ink. If anyone hands me a previous Chronicle sheet with missing information they don't get a new Chronicle until the bookkeeping is caught up. A number of times people have handed me nearly blank Chronicle sheets and explained that they track everything on their character sheet. It is understandable, since in a home campaign this is often how it works but you have to train that out of people in PFS.

Edit: I warn players at the beginning of the game that I'll need their previous Chronicle sheet at the end of the game, and if their bookkeeping isn't caught up they can work on it during the game. This is often followed by deer-in-the-headlights expressions.

I think many GMs just hand out signed, blank Chronicle sheets because the end of the game is always rushed. Players say they don't want to be forced to decide on their purchases at the table. Fine, that's what the ITS is for. Fill it out at your leisure and show the GM at your next game.

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It sounds like an impulsive action snowballed into an awkward moment at the table, and the player in question should think twice next time the idea creeps into his head.

If you could turn back time and handle the moment again, would you do anything different?

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Convention play is a double-edged sword. There are opportunities to meet new & interesting people, but there's also a risk of getting stuck with players or GMs that you don't see eye-to-eye with. You may of had a similar experience had you been saddled with two players who brought useless PCs to the table and were dead weight at the table. That's a risk of branching out and meeting new people. Sometimes it's a blast and sometimes you wonder why you got out of bed.

Andy, you aren't going to change these players. They won't see the game the way you do. A GM can audit a character and find mistakes, but the mindset of the player will never change. You have two choices; suck it up and play, or avoid these players at future tables.

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No it's not PVP, but it may fall under another PFS rule, "Don't be a jerk". What did the GM do?

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I think it should be The Year of the Charnel [something], because Paizo owes charnel its time in the spotlight after The Carrion Crown switcheroo.

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Jayson MF Kip wrote:


I wonder if this is just Paizo secretly crowd-sourcing ideas.

Knowing how far in advance they plan, I would say the they made a decision 5-6 months ago. But how cool would it be if they read something here that made them change their mind?

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I'd agree with you James. They'd be stuck with a forlorn Ghalcor who the controller would have to command to be silent else the babble effect wouldn't cease. I'd only give them information if the controller asks a direct question. If I was fast on my feet, I'd mix in a bunch of techno-babble with the answer. Then anyone who wasn't already immune to the babble would have to make another Will save vs fascinate. I think that's being generous since allips are normally insane and command undead wouldn't correct that condition.

Bestiary 3 wrote:
These unfortunates, known as allips, suffer from the violent and incurable insanity they faced in life and take out their terror, confusion, and rage upon the living. They reach out to those they encounter—possibly in wrath, but also perhaps oblivious to their own insane nature—spreading the psychoses that led to their own untimely deaths.

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Andrew Christian wrote:

Year of the Fallen Star is my favorite so far.

It even has a ready-made theme song! Andrew probably was drawn to this title subconsciously 'cause he used to lipsync the song in high school ;)

I think that it's Mark Garringer in the video, too.

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The Year of Raining Stars

The Year of Math

The Year of the Gear

The Year of the Technomancer

The Year of the Limited Warranty

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Year of the Machine? Iron Gods? Technomancy? Would anyone like to speculate with me?

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I totally nailed

Spoiler:
Primo Ambusta!
I haven't even seen
Spoiler:
Fate of the Fiend,
check my downloads. Thank you so much John, I thought we would never get another shot at
Spoiler:
Nefti & Kafar.
That was an old wound that never healed quite right. Knowing what's coming to them, I actually feel sorry for those two buggers. I'm going out on a limb here but there are going to be human rights violations in
Spoiler:
Osirion.
I'll make sure there won't be any paladins at my table.
Spoiler:
gratuitous EXPLOSIVE RUNES

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Please let me know if I have made any mistakes and I will correct them on future updates.

65 5-Star GMs to-date:

2010: 1
2011: 4
2012: 14
2013: 32
2014: 14 (45 projected at current rate)

CS = Campaign Staff
VO/A = Venture Officer (Active)
VO/R = Venture Officer (Retired)
PNG = Persona Non Grata

Online (2)

Arthur Perkins 20-Dec-13 (VO/A)
Steven Fresques 12-Mar-14

Australia (3)
Luke Parry 19-Apr-13 (VO/A)
Stephen White 03-Feb-12 (VO/A)
Wes Nicholson 23-Oct-12

Canada (1)
Myron Pauls 16-Oct-12 (VO/R)

United Kingdom (4)
Christopher Woldridge 18-Feb-14
Dave Harrison 27-Nov-13 (VO/A)
Jens Loesel 02-Feb-13
Rob Silk 12-Aug-13 (VO/A)

United States (55)

Far West Region: (9)

Athurva Gore 19-Jul-13
Bruce Higa 27-Nov-12
Eric Brittain 17-Jul-12 (VO/A)
John Compton 19-Aug-12 (CS, VO/R)
Joanna Gore 26-Mar-14 (VO/A)
Michael Azzolino 12-Jun-13 (VO/A)
Michael Brock 19-Nov-12 (CS, VO/R)
Walter Sheppard 27-Aug-13 (VO/A)
Will Johnson 15-Jun-13 (VO/A)

Great Lakes Region: (11)

Bob Jonquet 08-Aug-11 (VO/A)
Chris Bonnet 15-Apr-13 (VO/A)
Doug Miles 22-Jun-10 (VO/R)
Eric Clingenpeel 16-Aug-13 (VO/A)
Kristen Gipson 31-Mar-14
Kyle Baird 11-Jun-11 19:53:17
Matthew Starch 01-Apr-14 (VO/A)
Michael Costello 15-Jun-13 (VO/A)
Rene Duquesnoy 08-Feb-13 (VO/A)
Russ Akred 23-Aug-12 (VO/R)
Seth Gipson 27-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Tracy Windeknecht 19-Aug-13 (VO/R)

Mideast Region: (7)

Art Lobdell 16-Apr-12 (VO/A)
Brian Lefebvre 22-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Dan Simons 12-Jun-13 (VO/A)
David Santana 15-Jul-12 (VO/A)
James McTeague 18-Aug-13 (VO/A)
Michael Lazar 18-Nov-13
Michael McKeown 09-Jan-14 (VO/R)

New England Region: (4)

David Montgomery 16-Dec-13 (VO/A)
Don Walker 13-Nov-12 (VO/R)
Mark Seifter 21-May-13 (VO/A)
Myles Crocker 18-Feb-14 (VO/A)

Plains Region: (7)
Andrew Christian 30-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Chris Mortika 19-Aug-12
Jason Roeder 11-Jun-11 19:53:20 (VO/A)
Chris Hays 16-Aug-13
Nathan King 02-Aug-13
Ryan Bloomquist 06-Dec-13 (VO/A)
Todd Morgan 08-Aug-11 (VO/A)

Rocky Mountain Region: (2)

Jeff Kokx 03-Oct-13
Tom Lower 01-Feb-14

Southeast Region: (11)

Del Collins 23-Apr-12 (VO/A)
Josh Foster 17-Mar-13 (VO/A)
Joe Jungers 21-Mar-14 (VO/A)
JP Chapleau 30-Nov-12 (VO/R)
Kristie Schweyer 28-Sep-13 (VO/A)
Kyle Pratt 19-Jul-13 (VO/R)
Michael Eshleman 02-Oct-13 (VO/A)
Steve Miller 29-Jan-14 (VO/A)
Thea Peters 26-Jan-13
Nani Pratt ??? (VO/R)
Paul Rees 25-May-13 (VO/A)

Southwest Region: (3)

Jason Leonard 20-Jul-13 (VO/A)
Steven Lau 21-Nov-13 (PNG) ;)
James MacKenzie 18-Feb-14 (VO/A)

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When will the answers be revealed? When someone guesses the last identity?

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1- Frozen Fingers of Midnight, Pandemonium Fury 19-Sep-08
100- Tide of Morning, homegame 24-Jul-09
150- Voice in the Void, BASHCon 20-Feb-10
500- The Infernal Vault, Lapeer 15-Mar-14

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I may have to revise my 2014 prediction for 5-Stars. Wow Mat, way to go! Thank you for your service to our campaign!

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zefig:

Spoiler:
I considered him as well, but I went with the longshot. I'll also suggest that the female pictured is Talia, the traitorous Pathfinder turned Aspis Consortium agent from Fingerprints of the Fiend. This is also a stretch, but it'll be all-the-more amazing if I am right.

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Majuba:

Spoiler:
Fury of the Fiend. Primo Ambusta (LE male human cleric of Asmodeus 7/Hellknight 1) Ambusta is a scarred bear of a man, clearly adorned with the symbols of his patron deity—Asmodeus.

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Spoiler:
The Hellknight is Primo Ambusta.

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Arthur Perkins wrote:
I'm not a member of the SE region. I have only ever played online, and I reside in NJ. I don't know if you want to make a new region for elite deluxe fellows like myself and team online, or throw me into a jersey shuffle.

Sorry about that Arthur. I assumed the the "wv" in wvpolarbear stood for West Virginia.

What do the rest of you think, should there be an online region for people like Arthur and those who will follow him into 5-Stardom?

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Rusty Ironpants wrote:

You should add Todd Lower to the Rocky Mountain Region. He got his 5th star back in Februrary.

I believe that Todd is from Colorado. I'm just happy that Drogon has some company. If Todd sees this and can give a precise date on his 5th Star I'd appreciate it.

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64 5-Star GMs to-date:

2010: 1
2011: 4
2012: 14
2013: 32
2014: 13 (45 projected at current rate)

International

Australia: (3)
Luke Parry 19-Apr-13
Stephen White 03-Feb-12
Wes Nicholson 23-Oct-12

Canada: (1)
Myron Pauls 16-Oct-12

United Kingdom: (4)
Christopher Woldridge 18-Feb-14
Dave Harrison 27-Nov-13
Jens Loesel 02-Feb-13
Rob Silk 12-Aug-13

United States:

Far West Region: (10)

Athurva Gore 19-Jul-13
Bruce Higa 27-Nov-12
Eric Brittain 17-Jul-12
John Compton 19-Aug-12
Joanna Gore 26-Mar-14
Michael Azzolino 12-Jun-13
Michael Brock 19-Nov-12
Steven Fresques 12-Mar-14
Walter Sheppard 27-Aug-13
Will Johnson 15-Jun-13

Great Lakes Region: (11)

Bob Jonquet 08-Aug-11
Chris Bonnet 15-Apr-13
Doug Miles 22-Jun-10
Eric Clingenpeel 16-Aug-13
Kristen Gipson 31-Mar-14
Kyle Baird 11-Jun-11 19:53:17
Michael Costello 15-Jun-13
Rene Duquesnoy 08-Feb-13
Russ Akred 23-Aug-12
Seth Gipson 27-Jan-14
Tracy Windeknecht 19-Aug-13

Mideast Region: (8)

Art Lobdell 16-Apr-12
Arthur Perkins 20-Dec-13
Brian Lefebvre 22-Jan-14
Dan Simons 12-Jun-13
David Santana 15-Jul-12
James McTeague 18-Aug-13
Michael Lazar 18-Nov-13
Michael McKeown 09-Jan-14

New England Region: (4)

David Montgomery 16-Dec-13
Don Walker 13-Nov-12
Mark Seifter 21-May-13
Myles Crocker 18-Feb-14

Plains Region: (7)
Andrew Christian 30-Jan-14
Chris Mortika 19-Aug-12
Jason Roeder 11-Jun-11 19:53:20
Chris Hays 16-Aug-13
Nathan King 02-Aug-13
Ryan Bloomquist 06-Dec-13
Todd Morgan 08-Aug-11

Rocky Mountain Region: (2)

Jeff Kokx 03-Oct-13
Tom Lower 01-Feb-14

Southeast Region: (11)

Del Collins 23-Apr-12
Josh Foster 17-Mar-13
Joe Jungers 21-Mar-14
JP Chapleau 30-Nov-12
Kristie Schweyer 28-Sep-13
Kyle Pratt 19-Jul-13
Michael Eshleman 02-Oct-13
Steve Miller 29-Jan-14
Thea Peters 26-Jan-13
Nani Pratt ???
Paul Rees 25-May-13

Southwest Region: (3)

Jason Leonard 20-Jul-13
Steven Lau 21-Nov-13
James MacKenzie 18-Feb-14

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Way to go Kristen, thank you for your service to our campaign. Welcome to the Island!

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I recall an encounter in which the PCs were all blinded by darkness and one was getting his head squished by a darkmantle. The rest of the PCs know what square the baddie is in but none of them can reach the dying guy to help in time. The alchemist throws a bomb, kills the darkmantle (cheers!), finishes off the dying PC and saves the rest of the party from a brutal fight. This was back in the early days of module sanctioning when the kid gloves were still on, so it wasn't devastating to the player with the dead PC. But regardless, once people give consent the dice fall where they may.

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I am like Silbeg. When a "friendly fire" situation is about to occur I make sure the possible victims give their consent. If they don't consent, the action must be altered.

In the event of a serious disagreement like a PC utilizing undead in the presence of an inquisitor of Pharasma (who abhors undead and those who meddle with them) , I try and let the players come to a compromise. Ultimately the rules of the campaign trump the role-play, which is a sad fact of life.

If both players were fair game and time wasn't a factor, I'd let them take the gloves off. That is never the case, however.

Steve, on the Regional Coordinator page you are listed a VC of Raleigh, but you do not have a VC tag on your profile. What's up with that?

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62 5-Star GMs to-date:

2010: 1
2011: 4
2012: 14
2013: 32
2014: 11 (45 projected at current rate)

International

Australia: (3)
Luke Parry 19-Apr-13
Stephen White 03-Feb-12
Wes Nicholson ???

Canada: (1)
Myron Pauls 16-Oct-12

United Kingdom: (4)
Christopher Woldridge 18-Feb-14
Dave Harrison 27-Nov-13
Jens Loesel 02-Feb-13
Rob Silk 12-Aug-13

United States:

Far West Region: (10)

Athurva Gore 19-Jul-13
Bruce Higa 27-Nov-12
Eric Brittain 17-Jul-12
John Compton 19-Aug-12
Joanna Gore 26-Mar-14
Michael Azzolino 12-Jun-13
Michael Brock 19-Nov-12
Steven Fresques 12-Mar-14
Walter Sheppard 27-Aug-13
Will Johnson 15-Jun-13

Great Lakes Region: (10)

Bob Jonquet 08-Aug-11
Chris Bonnet 15-Apr-13
Doug Miles 22-Jun-10
Eric Clingenpeel 16-Aug-13
Kyle Baird 11-Jun-11 19:53:17
Michael Costello 15-Jun-13
Rene Duquesnoy 08-Feb-13
Russ Akred 23-Aug-12
Seth Gipson 27-Jan-14
Tracy Windeknecht 19-Aug-13

Mideast Region: (7)

Brian Lefebvre 22-Jan-14
Art Lobdell 16-Apr-12
Dan Simons 12-Jun-13
David Santana 15-Jul-12
James McTeague 18-Aug-13
Michael Lazar 18-Nov-13
Michael McKeown 09-Jan-14

New England Region: (4)

David Montgomery 16-Dec-13
Don Walker 13-Nov-12
Mark Seifter 21-May-13
Myles Crocker 18-Feb-14

Plains Region: (7)
Andrew Christian 30-Jan-14
Chris Mortika 19-Aug-12
Jason Roeder 11-Jun-11 19:53:20
Chris Hays 16-Aug-13
Nathan King 02-Aug-13
Ryan Bloomquist 06-Dec-13
Todd Morgan 08-Aug-11

Rocky Mountain Region: (1)

Jeff Kokx 03-Oct-13

Southeast Region: (12)

Arthur Perkins 20-Dec-13
Del Collins 23-Apr-12
Josh Foster 17-Mar-13
Joe Jungers 21-Mar-14
JP Chapleau 30-Nov-12
Kristie Schweyer 28-Sep-13
Kyle Pratt 19-Jul-13
Michael Eshleman 02-Oct-13
Steve Miller 29-Jan-14
Thea Peters 26-Jan-13
Nani Pratt ???
Paul Rees 25-May-13

Southwest Region: (3)

Jason Leonard 20-Jul-13
Steven Lau 21-Nov-13
James MacKenzie 18-Feb-14

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Congratulations Joanna, and thank you for your service!

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Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:

Thank you Rob for being so awesome and doing all the work on this (and the others helping you) life has been stupid crazy busy for me lately.

Hear, hear! Thanks Rob! You and your Justice Squadron cohorts have done the GM community a great service.

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nosig wrote:

How about a "Shower re-roll" -

I'm tempted to tell players at my table on the 3rd and 4th day of a CON that I'll let them take a re-roll if they've had a shower (and put on clean clothing!) in the last 6 hours.

I'm sure someone will object that it's against the rules... but hay! it's a good idea. Oh! and maybe had a breath mint too.

I'm tired of these elitists lording their tyrannical hygiene standards over me! You act like not taking showers or brushing teeth is badwrongfun. What's the sense in showering when you're just going to have to do it again next week? Besides, it takes away from my other pastimes of picking my scabs and checking my bellybutton lint. /rant

/joke

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DarkPhoenixx wrote:
I would suggest to use it only after you created your share of characters manually - so when you understand how bonuses related to stats, and character works as a whole. I personally dont use it cos it have several bugs in calculations and it triggers my perfectionis's OCD.

Yeah, I know what you mean ;)

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I've had HeroLab since they incorporated the Pathfinder rules. I didn't use it because it still had a lot of bugs. I used pen & paper until about a year ago when I took a second look at HeroLab. I had noticed that an increasing number of players were using it. Unfortunately it allowed them to build characters without understanding how their class/abilities/features/feats worked. Worse, they had no idea about the flavors they were mixing. That is really a problem with the individual, not with the program. These are the same adults who have trouble totalling up their dice without counting on their fingers. It gives the program a bad rap. I do think that you shouldn't use HeroLab unless you can build the same character using pen & paper.

What really sold me on HeroLab is when the iPad app was released and I could actively use the program at the game table. When you can turn on rage, inspire courage, barkskin, bull's strength, deathknell, enlarge person and haste with a few taps of the screen, it becomes a guilty pleasure to use.

Unfortunately, I am still hoping for a HeroLab feature reminding people to know what the #*!% they are doing when their turn comes up.

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Guys, we are going in circles here. It's obvious that a position has been taken. Restating it won't change anything. This module is a corner case and I doubt that Mike or John are going to weigh in on it. If you really want an answer then start a new thread with a clearly composed question and encourage people to hit the FAQ button. Otherwise, this conversation is a waste of time.

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What we mean when we say Tier is what is listed on the Chronicle sheet. If you look at, say Crypt of the Everflame, on the Chronicle it says Tier 1-2. When you look at Master of the Fallen Fortress the Chronicle says Tier 1. That's where 95% of the confusion comes from.

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It is an interesting case. There are no other 1st level Free RPG Day modules to compare to Master of the Fallen Fortress. It was the first module sanctioned for PFS and it came with strict guidelines. It has become a corner case not really worth the time of the campaign staff. I lean toward Nefreet's view that the Chronicle says Tier 1. Having been wrong before, I am prepared to be corrected. I think that a 2nd level PC would dominate the module. Heck, a 1st level PC with a wand of cure light wounds would dominate the module. I think one of the coolest challenges of MotFF is the lack of healing available. The bottom line is don't expect a ruling and try to have fun--this is a game after all.

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I just want to engage in wild public speculation about this mystery guest. Who's with me? We can blame CNN.

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I made the same mistake myself, not catching it until the Chronicles were handed out. You're right about there being a lot going on--then they throw that variation on Holy Word at you.

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Anthony DiDomenico wrote:
TriOmegaZero wrote:
Your monk had an evil aura?

Reread the spell description. It's anyone who is not good. So all you have to be is neutral to suffer the effects. He happened to have donned the suit hastily and didn't get it completely on in time so he was at 10 HD when it went off.

On top of that they had 4 fully charged prisms so the DC was 32 to resist.

The holy word should not kill any characters unless they had an evil aura (cleric of an evil deity).

Weapon in the Rift pg 19 wrote:
If the weapon activated with at least 17 charges, this works
like a holy word spell with a caster level of 20 and a saving
throw DC equal to the number of charges used. Halve
the effect’s caster level against lawful neutral, neutral,
and chaotic neutral creatures (unless such a creature has
an evil aura).

So the holy word would have an effective caster level of 10 against a 5th level PC.

Holy Word wrote:
Up to caster level –5 Paralyzed, blinded, deafened

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Great job Joe, thanks for your service to the campaign!

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Rob, you need to sell it better, like on "The Simpsons": To get people to show up for jury duty, the jury duty summons were jazzed up with comic books. "You have been chosen to join the Justice Squadron 8 a.m. Monday at the Municipal Fortress of Vengeance."

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Thank you again. You won't last long as a PFS GM if you don't enjoy the work. Having good friends to play with makes the miles pass quickly.

I never would have been able to organize a single convention without the support of so many friends. I will always be grateful to my crew from Origins '10, who saved me from drowning. No one should believe I'm infallible just because I've accumulated 500 sessions. As Stephen White pointed out above, a good organizer learns to delegate responsibility rather than carry it all on his or her back. Part of the reason I reached 500 is because I am a slow learner. I kept on trying to do it all myself instead of developing a robust network of volunteers. There was this former VC from Atlanta, whose name escapes me ATM, who probably would have passed me a while back, but he knew how to work smarter, not harder. I have been fortunate to have made so many friends who have supported me and shared my insane passion for this game.

It's kind of weird to be recognized (again) when I peaked so many years back. You're not going to see me at Origins, PaizoCon or GenCon this year. I'm not done, but having a family changes your priorities. Disneyworld isn't cheap! That said, I'm still staying involved in my local PFS community and struggling with the inner control freak that wants to be in charge again.

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Matthew Pittard wrote:

Wow 500 games. Ive only got lesse... 464 to go!.

3 questions

1) Can you remember much about your first ever game you ran in PFS? What was it called? Where did you run it?
2) Game 250? Same questions as above
3) Ratio of Con games to non con games?

1) I can't remember the details of the first game, but I did look up the event data. It was Frozen Fingers of Midnight (still one of my favorites) at a local convention called Pandemonium Fury on 19 September, 2008. Coincidentally (after looking up the session this morning), I played Words of the Ancients last night with three out of the four people who were at that very first table I GMed.

2) Game 250. No memory. It was The Devil We Know, Part 4 on 13 October, 2010 at RIW Hobbies in Michigan. That was from the session report.

3) I have GMed 203 sessions (out of 501 to-date) at 42 different conventions from Texas to Toronto.

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Mark Moreland wrote:
Holy crap, Doug. I figured you'd have slowed down by now. Now that you've hit this mark, what's the next "Miles"tone in your GMing career?

You figured right, Mark. I did 400 sessions from 2008-2011. My life changed direction when I got married and my GMing pace slowed. It took me from 2012 until now to cover the last 100. As for the next milestone, I haven't pondered it. I probably should finish that Legacy of Fire campaign I began in 2010, LOL.

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Awww, thanks for the kind words, everyone. The thing that has kept me going in this campaign has been you guys—being part of a community. Without the friends that I have made in PFS I may not have continued GMing or even playing. I don’t want to name names for fear I’ll leave someone out, but there are a lot of you. It’s the personal connections that really matter. I’m still chasing that “perfect table” too, the one I hope to walk away from knowing I killed it like no one else I’ve seen. Numbers can mean anything. There are lots of blunders mixed into 500 sessions. There are lots of fond memories, too. Thank you for the recognition.

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