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<sigh> Yeah... most of our PACG play goes unreported. A lot of it is because of issues we had when it was first implemented, though honestly a lot of it had to do with the difficulty of Adventure 2 of Season of the Righteous. We kept failing scenario after scenario and it got embarrassing/frustrating having to report loss after loss.
We keep our chronicles updated when we play, but reporting has definitely taken a backseat.
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For those wishing for more non-world specific content, just what would you expect from a book like that? Generic Assassin Guild with Poisoner Assassin Prc? How much do you really think they could write while being generic and letting you fill in the details. I'd imagine they'd flesh things out more, giving them names and fluff, so why do that again when they already have organizations that fit the bill created?
Instead they're showcasing fully fleshed out organizations that honestly could probably be picked up and dropped into any setting just by changing names if you wanted. I know a lot of worlds that could have an organization just like the Pathfinders or Aspis Consortium. I bet the Mammoth Lords would fit in any world that has barbarians that tend megafauna.
I for one trust Paizo. They've proven that they put out high quality content and I can't wait to see what they come up with in this book.
Well, what I do know is for Iron Gods, they allowed retroactive credit for those already playing in campaign mode but you couldn't get the chronicles until you finished the next sanctioned portion at which point you got all of them up to that point. Seems like a good argument for chronicles as you go.
John Compton wrote:
I guess I read it wrong when I was running it for my table. I read it as three checks and if they failed by enough they ran into a trap, not that they needed to succeed three times. They only had like +7 after aids for survival so there was no possible way they were making the check. I had them run into the traps three times and progressed to the next area.
Re: Are there plans to make Stats for the Iconics for Magus, Cavalier, Oracle, Inquisitor, Summoner, Witch, and Alchemist?
What I'll do when the VC gives a briefing is direct a lot of my comments to the highest level character. They're the one with the most experience so it feels fitting they are the ones the VC focuses on. Although sometimes after introductions I'll focus on the one who seems most reliable if the highest level seems iffy.
I don't think we've ever had a bigger group that what we've got now. :) Apparently AL did horribly the first year and no one participates in my local area anymore, or if they do, it hasn't hurt our attendance at all. I know I had several players that would play both Encounters and PFS since we ran on different days, but I don't think I lost any to D&D.
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Flowing Monk with Crane style.
AC 10 +4 (mage armor) +4 (shield) +5 (Dex) +3 (Wis), +1 (insight) +1 (monk) +1 (luck) +2 (natural) +1 (deflection) +16 (dodge (+4 (Ki defense) +3 (flowing dodge (3 enemies adjacent)) +1 (dodge feat) + 4 (fighting defensively (+2 normal, +1 crane style, +1 acrobatics) +4 (in melee with crane wing until missed by 4 or less) = 48
With a -2 to fight defensively. The 2 wands would probably have been PP purchases along with a wand of Barkskin, would have made one of the 5k purchases an amulet of agile instead to add dex to unarmed damage for a +7 to hit and 1d8+5 damage or flurry for +7/+7/+2 1d8+5.
Alternatively, you could also get a couple of pearls of power and ask friendly spell casters if they'd cast some of the spells instead of using the wands so that they'd last longer, but that's more if you have a regular group like we did.
Shield does take a standard action to activate with the ioun stone and with the wand would only last 1 minute and Ki Defense is a swift action and at 6th lvl there's only 6 ki points, so you can't have the 48 AC all the time, but still.
My wife basically took this character from 1st through Eyes of 10. She also tripped and redirected and had a few other fun surprises as well as an insane AC. GM could only hit on a 20.
Kahel Stormbender wrote:
Good to know. But here's a question I'm now wondering... Why the frell is Hero Lab telling me to pick a spell my flawed tourmaline sphere ioun stone grants 3 times per day? The stone's suppose to just give me +2 effective con before dying (but a -1 penalty to stabilize).
The same reason you shouldn't use Hero Lab as a rules source, because as awesome of a program it is, it isn't perfect. (Believe me, I love the program personally and use it almost daily, but it definitely isn't always correct.)
You'll most likely be marshaling/mustering. You'll get a clipboard with tables/GMs assigned to you that you have to send groups to. Once everyone is seated you'll go around and collect tickets and hand out water & tokens to GMs. Some HQ volunteers input the session sheets, others collect them and make sure they're completely filled out. Others are at the help desks helping people or checking out pregen binders to gms. During the special HQ volunteers also act as signalers for success conditions.
Thea Peters wrote:
I'm not so sure about that Thea. The older exclusives (pre-Kobolds/Aspis) could be run by VCs & VLs regardless of stars. I'm fairly certain the Bonekeeps are still that way so it might be possible for VAs to run them regardless of stars. They have said that VAs are VOs too. It's a good question that should probably be answered by Tonya, Linda, or John.
Another thing to consider: You can fluff the transformation between horse and griffon all you want (within the rules), but the sad fact is you are giving up a horse to get a griffon and you'd have to follow another PFS FAQ as well. So as long as you have 6 ranks in Handle Animal when you get the griffon you'll be fine after you actually train it.
You can teach any animal a trick so long as you follow the rules for Handle Animal on pages 97–98 of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. A GM must observe your Handle Animal check, and must initial what tricks the animal gained in the "Conditions Gained" section of the scenario's Chronicle sheet. The first time a character with levels in druid, ranger, or any other class that grants an animal companion gains an animal companion, the animal enters play knowing its maximum number of tricks as dictated by the animal companion's Intelligence and the character's effective druid level. If the character replaces the animal companion for any reason, the new animal starts with no tricks known, save for bonus tricks granted based on the PC's effective druid level. Once per scenario, you may attempt to train the animal companion a number of times equal to the number of ranks you have in the Handle Animal skill. Each success allows you to teach the animal a single trick; a failed attempt counts against the total number of training attempts allowed per scenario, and you may not attempt to teach the same trick until the next scenario. Alternatively, you may train one animal for a single purpose as long as you have enough ranks in Handle Animal to train the animal in each trick learned as part of that purpose. You may take 10 on Handle Animal checks to teach an animal companion tricks.
I am busy prepping this and it is unclear what the Subtier 2 encounter is in the sewers. It looks like increasing the subtier adds some extra beetles given the map markers but I cannot find anything in the scenario which explicitly says so.
Read the scaling encounter box for that encounter. That's where it says how to change the encounter if you play subtier 2.
Mike Bramnik wrote:
Yep here's the relevant text:
When I ran it the ninja was the only one that wanted to go in. He easily snuck in got the documents. Took about 5 minutes real time to complete that mission.
Huh.. Posted this afternoon, but for some reason it got eaten... VC Bill Jones, aka Xath, was the one that downloaded #200,000 for U-Con here in Michigan. I happened to see this thread the day before I went to the convention and happened to see a stack of new IDs and saw #200,003 as well as 199,9-- something. Since someone registered that number he must have handed it out at the con. :) So #200,000 is somewhere in Michigan or close by. ;)