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First Questions is answered in this this FAQ:
Second Question, you can wear Barding without the armor proficiency but you get the penalties for not having that proficiency.
And last questions, Armor Proficiency, Heavy had]s the prerequisite of Armor Proficiency, Medium which has a prerequisite of Armor Proficiency, Light so you can't take heavy until you have medium and you can't take medium until you have light.
Steve Lau/Dragnmoon has a post around here, thought it was stickied, with a link to a Google document with a bare bones listing of all PFS legal deities.
They un-stickied it when they added it to the PFS FAQ.
Hmmm, My File for the most recent guide I name Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play 7-0 not Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide 7-0. That would cause all type of alphabetical order problems!
Tabletop Giant wrote:
I do that on occasion, well not theme music, but sound effect from Syrinscape. I love using the wilhelm scream.
Edit: I would like to add that I don't do this in open rooms, and mostly as a GM.
Steven, at least based on Nefreet's experience, there are a number of people who believe Hero Lab is infallible and will argue that HL is correct even when shown the book.
That is a people problem not a program problem.
Edit: And what exactly are they arguing? Because you can't use HeroLabs as a source for an argument, which is once again not a problem with HeoLabs but the person not following the rule that they need the authorized rule source.
I am very perplexed how HeroLabs can cause arguments. It is just an interactive character sheet. In fact if you allow the print out of the character sheet from herolabs you have no reason to not allow the digital version since they are the exact same thing. What you see on the paper is what you see on the iPad just different format. Before the iPad version came out I used to add my most common buffs and print a bunch of versions of my character sheet out with those buffs included. Like I said, what you see on the iPad version is what you see on the character sheet.
I am not saying it does not have bugs, it does, none though that should be cause of an argument since they are minor bugs. I will go back to what I posted before on HeroLabs:
Most of the time it is reliable but on occasion there is a bug with it. If you know the software and the rules in question you can catch it and know how to work around it. In general you won't have problems but when yo do you need to know the rules don't let the program be your only knowledge source. Don't buy new software and expect to use it right away with out expecting issues (mostly user generated issues due to being unfamiliar with the program) and pissing people off. Learn the software first and use it in an environment that will allow you to. That way people/GMs who in general don't trust programs really have nothing to complain about.
Now If they are using HeroLabs as a source for the rules, that is a different story. You just tell them they can't and please pull out an approved rule source. I have done that in the past and will continue in the future. I know that HeroLabs biggest problem is not in it's ability to implement a bonus to it's character most of the time that is correct, and when it is wrong it is user error. It's biggest problem is not getting the actual text correct because they like short handing or re-wording the stuff they put in, that is the main reason you should never use it as a rules source, which you are not allowed to anyway.
Andrew Christian wrote:
Here is the a few things about electronic devices
Table Space - If all you have is a Huge Laptop I would recommend not going digital because table space can be a premium and you are taking way too much of it. This is especially true for conventions.
Power - Power outlets can be an issue, know where you are playing prior to bringing that laptop. If your play area has plenty of outlets that you can sit right next to this should not be a problem. If the outlet is all the way across the room and you have to run an extension cord, Don't Do IT!!!!. I can't emphasis this enough, you are causing a trip hazard and a danger to others. And the Organizer will most likely tell you to unplug. In this case leave the laptop home. I would recommend never to bring laptops to conventions because you can't control where you sit. This is less an issue with tablets since they in general have a longer battery life.
Unreliability of the software - Know the rules and know the Software. All software can and will have it's problems. HeroLabs as an example, most of the time it is reliable but on occasion there is a bug with it. If you know the software and the rules in question you can catch it and know how to work around it. In general you won't have problems but when yo do you need to know the rules don't let the program be your only knowledge source. Don't buy new software and expect to use it right away with out expecting issues and pissing people off. Learn the software first and use it in an environment that will allow you to. That way people/GMs who in general don't trust programs *Cough*Nefreet*Cough* really have nothing to complain about.
Always, Always, Always! have a paper backup of your PC just in case everything goes to s~#% with your electronic device. Not only that, Thems be the rulez.
GM Lamplighter wrote:
Hmm... here, in FtF games with the local group, people fill out their entire Chronicle before it gets signed, because that's the rule. People can't "purchase items between games", because they have to do so with a GM present, because those are the rules. In practice, they make the notes on their ITS with the next Chronicle# filled in, and it gets done at the beginning of their next session.
Ain't Nobody Got Time for That!, especially at conventions. But you have every right to enforce it, though it would be near impossible to do so at large conventions.
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F. Wesley Schneider wrote:
I would love more information on how a paladin is able to join a group knowing it supports an evil government and how a paladin is able to get around the paladin code. To me Hellknights and Paladins just don't mix and how there are Paladins in the Hellknights has just not been explained to my satisfaction.
As an example your opening line for the blurp of this book
"Merciless, black armored enforcers, Hellknights care nothing for good or evil, only the order’s absolute, unflinching vision of law."
does not fit what a paladin is. A paladin is more then just law they care about good and evil.
I think a lot of people would find domains and favored weapon useful to have on the list as well. Even without them, it's useful though. Thanks for keeping the list up to date.
My Idea behind the list was for players who have the source/info and want to see if a god is legal they find interesting, not to use the list to decide who to pick.
Most of my GenCon was spent Demoing and helping Organizing the Demoing of the Card game near the Paizo Booth. I had very little free time to socialize.
I GMed 3 games.
Thursday night I GMed #6–97: Siege of Serpents with this group of players. They had fun but I thought the Special was way to Combat heavy.
Friday night I GMed #7–00: The Sky Key Solution with this group of players, myself and the players had a great time, I think it was one of the better games I have ever GMed.
Saturday night I GMed #6–99: True Dragons of Absalom with this group of players, the players loved it, especially the new mechanic added. Myself not so much, the new mechanic took up way too much time and I had to cut out all the Roleplaying interactions I was looking forward too.
By the end my feet hurt my voice was gone and decided the Convention has gotten too large for me. I think this will be my last for awhile. But I will be going to PaizoCon again in the Future.
Andrew Christian wrote:
Andrew you probably missed this but that is the answer to when 4 & 5 Stars will get them in their downloads not when they can start running them. Which may sound the same but are actually 2 different questions. Some people may already have them in their downloads and now that GenCon is over may want to start running them.
Same answer but different steps.
If the game has been reported I would suggest the following. Look under your player sessions for that game. You will see the GM with a link to their profile. Check to see if they are a regular poster on the boards. If they are send them a PM telling them your concerns. If they are not a regular poster see below.
If the game has not been reported wait until it is.
If they are not a regular poster contact the organizer of the Convention with your concerns since it is unlikely they will reply to a PM.
If the answer is not to your satisfaction then talk to the VC, if the VC is the convention organizer see step above.
You should always try everything you possibly can to talk to the GM first even if it seems like a lot of work instead of going to their "boss" with the possible accusation of "cheating".
Edit: Now accusations of a lot worse of a GM that which are obviously not something you want to talk about with that GM *Sexism, racism, etc.* then go to his boss.
The concern is does this violate the PFS rule "run as written" or is this just table variation?
Since Table variation could mean lots of things that I can not be privy to since I or no one here you are asking was there so we can't answer your question.
I have no idea what lead to your GM changing the location, therefore it could be table variation or it could not be.
Your best bet is to ask your GM.
If the GM gives you a reasonable excuse telling you that PC actions lead to the change then it could be table variation, if the GM says she just wanted it to make it more exciting then it is against the "run as written" rule.
DM Beckett wrote:
As was pointed out, this is a subject that does come up rather often, (which is kind of telling), and for the most part, there seems to be a small group of voices against the idea. Dragonmoon and Drogon are two of, what it seems the main champions against it.
I have not said one word in this thread I am not sure I am a champion of anything...
Wait, I have now spoken in this thread does this make me a champion?
*Sings with Drogon*
We are the champions, my friends,
Edit: And it is Dragnmoon ;)
Mike you will be missed. I know we butted heads when you first became coordinator but that had nothing to do with your leadership but with what was going on in my life at the time, I was butting heads in general with everyone.
Your leadership of PFS has brought the organization way beyond what it was and opened it to much more for the future.
I would also like to thank you for giving me a chance and allowing me to become a VL despite those initial butting heads ;).
Edit: Will you publically announce your favorite beer once you step down? ;)
in addition to revering the Cult of the Failed, also worship (in mechanical benefit gaining terms) Cayden Cailean as their single deity of choice to receive mechanical benefits
Wording is important here, You can't "Worship" multiple deities, one has to be above all else.
Think of it like a Pantheon, You may follow the beliefs of a Pantheon but one of them you think of as above all the others. Your full belief follows that one god though you may think highly of the pantheon as a whole.
It is all in how you roll-play it. If at any time you start leaning towards the other deity and less towards the one you are getting your benefits from the GM can an may warn you of losing those benefits, and if you make it a pattern you can lose those benefits. With Atonement you can get it back but you have to show you have atoned after that to keep those benefits.