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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma. 3,163 posts (3,292 including aliases). 9 reviews. 1 list. 2 wishlists. 28 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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Thursday
Slot 1:
7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 2: OFF
Slot 3: 7-98 Special: Serpent’s Ire

Friday
Slot 4:
7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 5: OFF
Slot 6: 8-00 Special: The Cosmic Captive (Tier 3-4)*

Saturday
[b]Slot 7:
7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 8: 7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 9: 7-99 Special: Through Maelstrom Rift

Sunday
Slot 10:
OFF

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leonvios wrote:
I also assumed you had GM replays for both Core and Regular or do you only get to use them for one?

I'm 95% certain Mike &/or John confirmed that it was 5 replays not 5 per campaign. You require a boon to recharge them and you can only use one of them per year.

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I'd like to tell you all about the wonderful item called Talisman of Life's Breath... So worth it for frontliners who don't want to deal with the hassle of demanding the cleric use a scroll on them.

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Well, I'm sure once the catalog comes out we'll see what's being run. :) That usually comes out the week before I believe.

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Tar Bomb has a DC.

Special Substances and Items Cost Weight Craft DC
Tar bomb 15 gp 2 lbs. 15

Page 21 of Pirates of the Inner Sea.

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He's a Runelord... he's allowed to break the rules! ;)

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Kyle Baird made several custom ITS sheets. I think the one you're thinking of was one of his, though I'm not sure the exact link to it.

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D. Masters wrote:

Thank you.

I am in Hamilton, Ontario. I am not sure if there is currently any PFS VOs in my area and will look into it when I am ready to start volunteering my time to run PFS events.

There are currently 2 Venture-Lieutenants in Toronto David Creighton and Geoffrey Peart. I believe your closest Venture-Captain is Glen Shackleton in Ottawa.

D. Masters wrote:


What is the minimum number of games a VO must run per month?

I believe all VOs are supposed to run two public games every month.

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Yep, only the Core Rulebook or things found on chronicles are legal options. Bestiary 1 isn't the CRB, so they aren't legal.

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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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I would think as long as you make your own maps and aren't using the ones directly out of the scenarios it'd be ok to share them. If you are using maps copied from the scenarios I think it'd be as much of a no-no as saving them to PFS shared. We can use Paizo's artwork for our own personal use, but we can't share it with others.

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:( It's the one level from Thornkeep I've never been able to play or run. I ran the others multiple times for groups, but that level gap meant playing other things before finishing and we never seemed to get back to it. :(

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Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Huh, I thought someone would have asked already. The Flask description on the chronicle is missing the line from the item in PU "6th Level: The flask takes only 1 day to reconcoct a 1st-level potion, rather than 1 week." I'm hoping that was just an editing mistake, right?
That was indeed an error. The item should be the same as the flask of reconcoction on page 172 of Pathfinder Unchained, except that its base cost is 300 gp rather than 2,650 gp. Players and GMs are free to use the text from Pathfinder Unchained instead.

Thanks Linda!

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Then they could also get a couple of levels between Menagerie and Sanctum.

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I definitely like it better with the human foot. Without the foot, the only human showing is that portion of face. It seems like she should be 1/3 of each, possibly more human than demon since her human side is in control most of the time, right?

Other than that, it looks fantastic, James! :)

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Huh, I thought someone would have asked already. The Flask description on the chronicle is missing the line from the item in PU "6th Level: The flask takes only 1 day to reconcoct a 1st-level potion, rather than 1 week." I'm hoping that was just an editing mistake, right?

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Yeah, pretty much.

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I'm surprised that no one has commented on the fact that there's going to be a 7-29! I think that's about the most scenarios in a single season since what, season 0?

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Welcome CrystalSeas! There's a very active PFS presence in SE Michigan. They have a Yahoo group where they post games, but to really find them and sign-up they use Warhorn. Their Venture-Captain Bill Jones aka Xath would also be a good contact for you. You can find his email here.

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James Risner wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Flowing Monk with AC 48

Flowing Monk with Crane seems possible (AC 27 with just mage armor and 35 defensive).

Is it difficult to hit always fighting defensive?

Action economy is always an issue for me, usually combat is over before you can contribute if you use your first round to buff.

Mage Armor is fine as a cast spell by level 7 or so. I'd rather go the Pearl of Power route than the wand route.

At 7th you can take crane riposte which makes the penalty for fighting defensively -1. Obviously using weapon finesse and agile amulet of mighty fist makes it better in combat.

Secrets Stones Keep:
She actually soloed the orc barbarian fight. She was playing up and he never hit her once while she beat on him.

Between being able to trip when someone attacks her and her huge AC, she's pretty tough. One thing that hurts is if she can't attack in a round her AC drops big time. She took to having shurikens just so that if she couldn't get to an enemy in a round she could still throw a shuriken to attack defensively. :) Also went ki throw so she could reposition and trip them.

Had a guy in our local area that if you weren't playing a straight martial he'd give you grief, and would outright backhand insult those that wanted to play monks. After seeing her monk in action, it shut him up. ;)

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Yeah, that's what the GM started doing with my wife's monk who had an AC in the high 40's, low 60's. Once enemies saw they couldn't hit her, they switched to other targets, usually me. :/ Though my Mirror Images usually kept them at bay too.

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Flowing Monk with Crane style.

Dex 18/20
Wis 17
Belt of Inc Dex +2 (4000)
Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone (5000)
Cracked Vibrant Purple Prism Ioun Stone (2000)
Jingasa of the Fortunate Soldier (5000)
Potion of Barkskin (300)
Ring of Protection (2000)
Wand of Mage Armor (750)
Wand of Shield (750)
200g remaining

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.

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You guys are all grasping at Bones. I think Yar should Troi to LaForge a new line of puns. Otherwise someone might come in and Crusher you.

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Yeah I've been a big fan of the comic maps and thought they'd be great for PFS, but I know some of them might be hard to acquire as their comics have been out for some time.

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Guide to RPG Guild wrote:

Note

that it’s possible for a player to spend her
character’s Prestige Points even if the PC is dead,
petrified, or otherwise out of commission. In essence,
this represents the PC having made prior arrangements
with her faction to perform certain actions on her
behalf
, such as recovering her dead body and returning
it to a specific location or having it raised from the dead.
In this event, the PC’s actual location does not impact
the Prestige Point cost.

The last line has been in the guide for years. It seems at odds with the table that says to add +5 to the cost. I once used this to simulate a contingency type raise dead for a PC I killed with the optional encounter that I probably should have skipped.

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<sigh> I wouldn't know... The only time I ran it the flying alchemist made his perception check and went in a surprise round and first in the full round and bombed him to death before he got to do anything...

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I was glad to finally meet you at GenCon. Hopefully we'll meet again. :)

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Murdock Mudeater wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
What book has a large-sized torch available for purchase?

Not what I said, I was talking about a small character using a medium torch from a medium character. If a torch is a one-handed weapon, then a medium character's torch is a two-handed torch for a small character.

As written, I don't think the torches really have a size, as it's just assumed that you'd be using one of your size. The size only really matters when you attempt to use it as an improvised weapon.

There are no small/medium/large torches, there's just torches. If you look in the CRB in the equipment table you'll see there isn't a superscript 1 next to torch's weight. That means a halfling is using the same sized torch as a human or hill giant. So yeah, a halfling wielding a torch as an improvised weapon would probably need two hands.

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Ah right, missed that part. :)

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Created your own what? The Chronicle sheets have to be used as is. You can't make your own substitutes.

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Games for Vets @ Sheridan SpringFest, Memorial Day Weekend

Lester J Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065
209 West Washington
Sheridan MI. 48884

Kick off the summer with VFW Sheridan as we host our Inaugural Games for Vets mini-con. Most (if not all) Tabletop events will be free. Events are open to all.

Donations will be greatly appreciated and will go towards creating a game library for weekly events at VFW 5065 throughout the summer and beyond. As we build our catalog, we also plan to provided donated games to Veterans who are inpatients/residents at hospitals, VA Centers, Grand Rapids Home for Vets and local/regional nursing homes.

PFS will be hosted by Central Michigan Venture-Captain Eric Clingenpeel. Slot schedules are ready for GM sign-up and more can be added if needed.

Out of the Box (Zeeland & Holland) has agreed to sponsor Fantasy Flight Games events; such as, Andriod: Netrunner; Star Wars: X-Wing and Armada; Warhammer 40K: Conquest; A Game of Thrones; and more.

We are going to work with other stores or individuals to sponsor even more tournaments; such as, Hero Clix, Dice Masters, and Magic the Gathering. If you have and recommendations and/or requests, see our Warhorn site for contact information.

The VFW 5065 Auxiliary are the host and coordinator for all SpringFest Events around Sheridan, the kitchen inside VFW 5065 during SpringFest, the SpringFest Queens Pageant and BINGO! On Friday & Sunday evenings.

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You could go halfling and Fighter (Eldritch Guardian) with a mauler cat familiar. Your house cat could then become medium at will and it'd be big enough to ride then.

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Sin of Asmodeus wrote:
It's either Xath or Jeff, Zak stepped down.

Ah. I knew one of them stepped down, but since Jeff isn't listed on the Regional Coordinator list and Zak was, I thought it was the other way around.

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Since none of us were there, your best course of action would be to contact your local VOs and state your position, so either Zak or Xath.

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Fromper wrote:
Brett Carlos wrote:

Fromper,

Great post. Mind if I borrow it to send to my lodge? Some good advice in there.

Sure, go for it.

Yeah, great advice Fromper. I too shared it with my local lodge. :)

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Currently none of those APs are sanctioned for PFS play. They have been trying to work backwards to get the older APs sactioned, but it's been a long process.

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You don't buy it. If it's not already in your downloads you'll need to contact customer service about it.

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Ross Tait wrote:
Spell Focus feat. I have to take that to qualify for Savant. The problem is, I'm playing him with no saving throws, which makes spell focus kinda useless. Any ideas what I could do with this

Spell Focus is required for spell specialization, so you'd have to take it as Evocation to bump up magic missile. Magical Aptitude is required for Pathfinder Savant.

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I do kind of miss the notes from the Paracountess... :/ The group I have now haven't really be able to experience her in her glory.

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Yeah, once a special has been out for a year anyone can buy it and run it as long as they meet the min tables for the special. It's only during the first year that we're supposed to have Paizo approval to run specials at cons.

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Very excited for this! :)

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I do wish they'd go back to the old way to find events. It was much better to be able to enter a zip code to find close games. I used to tell lots of new players who to contact and what games were around them using it. Now I don't even bother because the event finder doesn't work for me as is.

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Bohz Karah't wrote:

Ah... Well, that's kind of a huge let down. The archetype is allowed, but the cybernetics the archetype relies on to function properly aren't even usable until level 11.

Oh well. Thanks for the response.

Yeah, I've heard of several players who took that archetype playing in campaign mode that were disappointed that there're no cybernetics until halfway through the campaign. Though they at least might have a chance of purchasing some if they save up their coppers and the GM is really nice to them.

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No because you can't have the same chronicle on the same character. It's the same way you can't play it then GM it and apply the chronicle to the same character.

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PFS FAQ

EDIT: Stupid horse ninjas...

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Hmmm... They used to say we'd get a PFS book every couple of years. It's been a while since the PFS Primer. I know Mike kept wanting a hardcover PFS book. That'd be sweet. They need to make that a GenCon book for volunteers. :) I know I'd much prefer something like it over a book about horror. :/

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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.)

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Voted. :) That's what my friend named his Rottweiler. :D

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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.

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Well since there's no way for a new character to spend prestige, the only way for it to work is for the character who earned the boon to pay it.

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