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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, California—San Diego. 578 posts (646 including aliases). 1 review. 6 lists. No wishlists. 24 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, California—San Diego

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The duties of each VL will be different because they are determined by the VC that brought them on board.

The VL role exists to help out the VC in the means and manner required for their specific area.

In general the VLs tend to have specific recurring events or territories that they are responsible for.

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To quote a great judge whose table I sat at many years ago, "If you can believe in magic missiles, you can believe in this."

Some parts of the game are just the way they are and do not fit well with real world examples. I suggest just accepting that they are just the way that the world works.

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A 5-foot step can certainly be part of a readied action.

The PRD Combat Section under special actions wrote:

Readying an Action: You can ready a standard action, a move action, a swift action, or a free action. To do so, specify the action you will take and the conditions under which you will take it. Then, anytime before your next action, you may take the readied action in response to that condition. The action occurs just before the action that triggers it. If the triggered action is part of another character's activities, you interrupt the other character. Assuming he is still capable of doing so, he continues his actions once you complete your readied action. Your initiative result changes. For the rest of the encounter, your initiative result is the count on which you took the readied action, and you act immediately ahead of the character whose action triggered your readied action.

You can take a 5-foot step as part of your readied action, but only if you don't otherwise move any distance during the round

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, California—San Diego

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Muser wrote:
My character was in a web, blinded by darkness, inside difficult terrain and helpless inside a summoned creature's threatened area all at the same time, yet the it was not the worst part of the con special, Sheila Heidmarch's ruthlessness was. What a complete villain. My inquisitor had to go get an atonement and seriously reconsider her occupation.

I am in complete agreement that Sheila is a very bad person. My running theory is that she was/is a Lisalan cultist. This explains why so soon after Pathfinder agents recover Lisalan info about Krune that the cultists have it as well. It also explains why she does not give the briefing in Waking Rune.

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PRD Combat section wrote:
Wielding a Weapon Two-Handed: When you deal damage with a weapon that you are wielding two-handed, you add 1-1/2 times your Strength bonus (Strength penalties are not multiplied). You don't get this higher Strength bonus, however, when using a light weapon with two hands.

So the proper equation would be:

1d10 + (1.5*4)
or
1d10 + 6

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Unklbuck wrote:

How about boons for GM's who don't attend the cons?

it really cheeses my ass to GM for essentially nothing other than the chronicle sheet when others GM at Cons and get all kinds of neat boons.
Not everyone can attend a Con...some of us have real jobs.
Treating your everyday GM's as second class citizens will drive them away.

Perhaps instead of thinking of it as 'GMIng for nothing' you consider instead that you are paying back a debt.

A debt that you incur every time you play. A debt for all of the time you have enjoyed playing.

Without judges there would be no PFS campaign and it is most certainly unfair and unsustainable to have only a small subset of any gaming community carry the responsibility for judging.

Without the contribution to the community by the people who benefit from the community, the community whithers and dies. Everyone must pay back to the larger group in some way (which does not have to be judging). If there is someone in a community that only takes and does not give back they should be asked to seek their fun elsewhere.

So thinking of it this way you make everything PFS possible and ensuring that our hobby continues to grow.
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As a note, a convention only requires 15 tables. If you can't manage to get together 15 tables in your area there are online conventions to tide things over until your community can support a 15 table event.

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I wish that selfishness was illegal everywhere.

In all seriousness and after long though I have come to believe that selfishness (defined as the lack of considering the other people at the table when contemplating your behavior) above all other things is the single largest cause of problems in our hobby.

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I think of it as looking like the underground Racoon City labs.

Well lit. Sterile. Lots of light. Clean.

At least until the inevitable happens.

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Congratulations on your elevation to 5-star status.

Due to your being located in Utah your retrieval and transport to 5-star 'island' has additional constraints. When you are ready to be transported please ensure that you are in either Saint George, Logan, or Manti as the LDS Maroni initiative can interfere with the retrieval team (for additional details see with Apia Samoa incident report from7/9/2003).

As always please read the briefing forms that will be available in your suite and let us know of any special skills that you might have. Current needs are: enochian deep grammar structures, string theory, oneomancy, advanced modeling of extra-dimensional spaces and geometries, Yeti rehab program management, and Goblin wrangler.

Welcome to the group.

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Congratulations Art!

This gentleman is truly a fine judge. If you get the chance to sit at his table take it. Seriously take it!

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, California—San Diego

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Congratulations on your elevation to 5-star status. A collection team has been dispatched to escort you to 5-star 'island' please declare any extra-dimensional storage you have to the team prior to your departure. Undeclared extra-dimensional storage will be confiscated and may be destroyed.

On your arrival please read the briefing packet left in your suite and take time to complete the skills survey. We are in particular need of counseling services for the yetis that we were able to reclaim from 5-star mountain. As always any exposure to enochian deep grammar structures, negotiation training regarding extra-dimensional entities, and goblin wrangling are always in demand.

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and yet a party is composed of only of single players.

There is no entity called a "party" that doesn't include every single person at the table.

Hiding behind the veil of "it is what everybody wants" while excluding someone at the table is just bullying by committee.

Without a strong defense of the communal (as in including everyone) aspect of the game a lot is lost and the game devolves into pure tactics and an exchange of rules. It loses the deeper archetypal underpinnings that ties us into myth, legend, and the stories shared late at night that define a group.

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It seems that we disagree and odds are that our paths will never cross. I truly hope that all of your games are amazIng experiences that other people will talk about for years to come. May only good gaming be yours.

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David Bowles wrote:
Guess we'll have to agree to disagree and hope it never comes up then. I don't think another player should have the right to get my PC bombarded by something unpleasant.

Your last sentence is my point exactly.

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As a judge for PFS I feel it is absolutely my right in a situation where a player's PC would be negatively effected by another player's PC's actions where the first PC does not agree with or want to suffer the consequences of that action to deny that action as PvP. This is not only a right but a responsibility to maintain the social collaborative core of the game.

THe reasoning behind the acting PC's actions are irrelevant. The only factor that matters is if the player of the PC potentially suffering the consequences of that action is ok with it or not. If they are ok (and if multiples if they are all ok) with it then game on, otherwise chose another action (learn to be a more cooperative player).

Organized play is not for everyone and if you are a player that cannot abide by the fact that the game has these boundaries then perhaps you should seek your fun elsewhere.

The game needs to be safe for the players (not their PCs) to enjoy.

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As a player you will run into variation on the PvP rule as well as the "don't be a jerk" rule. That is just the nature of the beast. As much as we try to make the game largely the same regardless of wher you play there will be table variation.

My strong suggestion if you run into a situation where you are looking at playing with a table where you do not think you are going to have fun with is to no play with that table. I believe that not playing is better than playing and not having fun.
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It is also my position that pets are just an extension of the PC as they are part of their class abilities. As such they are subject to all o the limitations and constraints that the player's PC is subject to. This includes no PvP.
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And David Bowles, please consider making a seperate thread to raise your issues instead of sprinkling them in the middle of other issues. Who knows you bringing something up clearly and directly could change the way the game plays and make thing better for everyone.

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