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I have a character with a wand of grease to hit himself to get a bonus to escape black tentacles and the like, but alchemical grease (5gp I think) gives you +5 for an hour.
And the nice thing is it gives a +5 alchemical bonus which stacks with the spell's +10 circumstance bonus. (You can also use the alchemical grease as an extra material component for the grease spell to give yourself another +1)
John, do you have an estimate of when we might expect the first few levels of Emerald Spire being sanctioned or are you going to wait until all the levels are done? Is there any hope of something being done before GenCon? I dont get to go to GenCon. Throw me a bone!
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Can anyone offer an informed comment on how soon this material will be available for use with the Pathfinder Society Organized Play?As noted in several Pathfinder Society threads, I'm trying to get these out in a timely fashion, with pre-Gen Con being the goal for the first eight and soon after Gen Con being the projection for the other eight. That said, an earlier release might happen depending on how scenario development goes for Gen Con (which must take higher priority).
Neferphras, ALL of the artwork in any of Paizo's products, unless they have been specifically added to the CUP downloads or blog posts are copyrighted, that includes custom maps from modules/scenarios. Now, people can make their own versions of those maps and share those, but they can't just copy/paste the maps from the pdfs, which is what a lot of people were doing when they shared them to the drive.
From his comments I can only think he means "easy mode". Most powerful/customizable race.
I have always thought Humans as the most easy race to build a character with. They're the one race most of us can most easily identify with. You can gain any feat you qualify for as a bonus. There's a possibility over 12 levels to get +4 on 12 different skills (if you use your bonus point to add your first rank in 12 class skills). You also get to chose where to put a +2 stat instead of being constrained to your stat bonuses. Plus they get some of the best favored class bonuses as well.
It looks like the last time you reported was when they were having issues with the table credit calculations. Lots of GMs reported their play session credit disappearing. They still listed them in the account, but it wasn't adding things up correctly. Because of that if you reported a GM session during that time it recalculated your stars based on it. We figured out that they were only counting some of the modules for 1 credit, and scenarios for 0. Try reporting an empty table then delete it. See if that fixes your stars or you could just wait until you report your next table.
You know... as I was reading this I had a feeling it sounded familiar... :D I'm the guy in the red shirt you talked to. Don't feel bad about interrupting our session. We're usually pretty relaxed there anyway and interrupt ourselves all the time. ;)
First off, welcome again. :)
Second, while it might seem constrictive to only use the Core Rulebook, as the NPC codex proved, there are a ton of cool/powerful characters that can be built by using the CRB alone. I always bring my CRB with me to games and if you ever need to look something up, you're more than welcome to use it. (It's the big book covered in red w/black dragons duct tape ;D)
We've got several players that just started gaming with us a few months ago, so we try to run at least one low table when we have multiple tables. The last month has been slow/low attendance, but it should pick back up soon.
Will it be the same as your old group? No, but we do have a good group of gamers and they're all welcoming to new players. Give us a try for a couple of months. If it doesn't work out, I'm sure we could put our heads together and find a local non-pfs group that might fit what you're looking for better.
A home game is how I started participating in PFS. We still meet on Mondays and play PFS. Like others said, to be "legal" you need to follow all the rules in the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play. Do that and you're golden. :) And don't be afraid to go to public events with your characters. I used to be a home game only player, but after my first convention I was hooked. Its a blast playing with new players and seeing all sorts of characters I'd never have thought of. Its also a great way to learn better GMing. Playing with different GMs lets you pick up tips/tricks from others and you can incorporate them into your own game play.
I don't think it'd be something I'd care to watch. Generally if I've already run something, I know how it goes. I've already read the threads of other GMs that have run it and posted about it and watching it wouldn't be that entertaining for me. The same goes for if I'd already played a scenario. If I haven't run it or played it, I wouldn't want to watch because it would spoil the scenario for me.
I'll admit that WAAAAAAY before I became a VO, I was a Rules Guy. For a while I considered myself a lawyer until I looked it up, and they generally only use rules to benefit themselves/their party whereas I would point out rules that hurt the party as well. :) I figured the rules are there for a reason so we should be using them correctly whether for weal or woe. Since becoming a VO, I've noticed its a really annoying habit, and try to keep quiet about it, unless the GM or another player asks.
I also generally try to not play games I've already GMd because of your concerns. The first time I did as a VO sadly I admit I performed like you said. I felt horrible about it later. It was a scenario I'd run quite a few times but had never played, and it was obvious that the GM either hadn't read through the scenario very well, or just kept missing things that people needed to know for their faction missions. I tried to nudge him subtly, but he wasn't taking the hints.
I've since gotten better, and if I do play a game that I've run/played before, I either play stupid characters and don't participate in decisions or I play really smart characters and use their Knowledges to help me metagame less since they know things, but then I still try to not be the one to make major decisions.
Its sometimes a hard line to walk, but first someone has to realize that they're doing it, before they can address it.
So thank you for the post Burt, hopefully it will help some GMs/VOs out there to maybe realize that they've done similar things and might help them to adjust and make their games more fun because of it.
There's multiple reasons why people are expected to bring the actual books/printouts with them. 1) yeah Paizo wants to make money 2) rules on a webpage have no validation that they are accurate, of course multiple printings of a book can change rules as well, but mostly the rules stay the same or are clarified in the newer printings. (This is the biggest reason why the PRD is not accepted, not because of money)
And sure, paizo's PRD should be completely accurate because its Paizo, but it isn't. They also only have the hard cover books on it. If someone is trying to get away with using d20pfsrd, forget it. There's no way I'd accept anything from that site at a PFS table. Its a great resource for searching for something, but not an accurate resource for rules adjudication.
chris manning wrote:
chris manning wrote:
mine is for paizocon UK, still got a couple of weeks :)
Oh good... I was afraid yours would show up my own 2.5d terrain at GenCon... ;D
Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
you all assume that the only ones shooting guns are single classed gunslinger... I'm sorry, but my rogue 2 (pirate archetype) / gunslinger 3 (siege gunner) would love this swift action thing...
Yeah, as Mystic Lemur mentioned, Siege Gunner is not legal.
All content on pages 28–47 is legal except the order of the beast, rough rampager, seal-breaker, and siege gunner.
Michael Brock wrote:
Drat... game at Scotty's goes til 5... Hmm, well, hopefully we'll get out early, or we can get them at dinner?
Part of playing pregens is also trying out different characters. A couple of years ago we didn't even have the ability to retrain at first level, so you're already ahead of the us there. We had to make sure our character was what we wanted out of the gate and be satisfied with it even if it turned out bad. I know you feel that you deserve a chance to rebuild, but unfortunately you won't get a ruling saying you can. After you play your first game at second level its set without resorting to using the retrain rules from Ult Campaign or the Tier 1 GM boon from Gencon. Sorry.