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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma. 2,988 posts (3,117 including aliases). 8 reviews. 1 list. 2 wishlists. 24 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

I've never heard that "reward". It's certainly not in the Guide to PFS OP

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Nice! I love Zadim. :)

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Swiftbrook, check out the top of your sessions. While they were reported, many sessions seemed to not have a date and so now appear at the top of your sessions instead of where they should be located.

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It's not really Paizo's time that you're taking up, it's usually your local VC... ;) There are some players that "NEED" everything online to match up. It does help if/when you lose a character or sheets to reissue them if they're reported to the right character. You can often cut the middleman out (read Campaign Coordinator, once Paizo hires him/her) and just contact your VC to see if he'd/she'd be willing to fix things for you.

But officially the paper chronicles are what's important.

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The two exclusives at Gen Con (True Dragons and Serpents Rise) didn't have CORE tickets sold for them. Because we are currently between Campaign Coordinators, we have to wait until a new one is hired before we get the answer to whether we can run them for CORE or not. Currently it is not clear whether they will be legal for CORE or not so it's better to simply not run them CORE.

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I'll echo the read the GM thread for the module. It can be easy to TPK with it. The most important thing to remember when running a game as a GM is to try and make sure everyone is having fun. I've only been in one almost TPK where the players had fun doing it but that was a unique situation.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

I've been going over this prepping for a con next weekend that I'm overseer GMing. Like others have posted, why the big HPs for the acts? It is literally impossible to get any of the districts in Act 3 green and unlikely that many will get green in Act 2. Wouldn't it make more sense to make the HP's the Number of Tables for Act 3? For the Waves in Act 4 it would make more sense to have it 2x tables since that would allow all the tables an average of 2 waves.

I'll give my own con as an example.

We've got 5 tables scheduled. Meaning each of three districts has 20 hp.
There are 7 encounters possible between the 3 districts. Meaning if all tables do all 7 encounters they'll only do 35 hp's of damage to the districts. That's not even clearing 2 districts let alone all 3 for an early transition. Why even have that in the scenario since it's impossible to do?

Act 3 has 10 hps, but as stated earlier only 5 damage is possible. While Act 4 will have 6-7 hps with a possibility of 15 damage. That's just messed up math!

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You just change what you write down on your session sheet.

Also if you wondered, Mike did say if you hadn't played a character all through season 6 you still got the free change. You keep any old rewards that you received in your old faction.

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Those reports go to the Campaign Coordinator, which you may be aware is currently an open position awaiting to be filled. If you have not played it, how were you prevented from playing it? No one I knows looks up player history before a game and if the GM did for some reason you telling what happened should have been good enough.

EDIT:
This should be fixed now. I went and took a look. The store that reported it juxtaposed the 3 & 8 from a regular's number which ended up being your number.

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All the armies I saw had 6 options. I also read it as the others.

Take Undead Company:
Check to Defeat
Combat
Combat
Divine
16
or
Melee
Stealth
Perception
12

If you have 4 players, 2 could take combat 16, 1 could take Melee 12, the last would have to choose Divine 16 or Stealth/Perception 12

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Character Name: Balazar
Role Card: Tyrannomancer
Skill Feats: Strength +1, Constitution +1, Intelligence +1, Wisdom +1, Charisma +4
Power Feats: +1 hand size, 1d4 vs barrier, or check to acquire weapon, armor, and item, add 1d8 vs summoned monsters
Card Feats: spell +2, item +2
Weapons:
Spells: Bloodscent, Brilliance, Enchanted Fang, Glibness, Good Omen x2, Mirror Image
Armors: Stalking Armor
Items: Knight's Pennon x2, Sacred Prism, Banner of Valor
Allies: Interrogator, Minotaur Mercenary, Druid of the Storm
Blessings: Shelyn, Nethys, Ascension x2
Mythic Path: Marshal

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kinevon wrote:
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Oh dear. Nuke the island, it's time to start over. ;)

I thought they tried that when Dragnmoon got his fifth star.

Congrats!

Nah, we evacuated from 5-Star Mountain and settled 5-Star Island... <sigh> now where? 5-Star Satellite?

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Congrats Nefreet... someday we'll meet... ;)

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Hey Socar! Generally boons are reserved for larger events (15+ tables over 3-4 days). Your best start though would be to contact your nearest Venture-Officer Illinois has quite a few and being unfamiliar with what cities are where in the state I'm not sure who your closest one would be. I'm guessing one of the Chicago VOs is the closest but you'd know better than I.

There used to be a thread around here that had a great list with steps to take to start a game at a new location. I tried finding it the other day for another poster but failed in my searches.

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I don't see this as being any different than a 4th level paladin having to make the same roll to use a scroll of lesser restoration. It's on his spell list as a 1st level spell which he could cast but he'd have to use a 2nd level scroll.

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Tavern Con is just over two-and-a-half weeks away and we still have some seats to fill! We're at 94 of 150 seats for players and we have 2 GM spots that still need to be filled since we had a GM drop out.

If you've registered but you haven't signed up, don't wait! We only have 8 seats left for the interactive special Sunday morning and only 3 left for the 4-Star exclusive where you get to play Aspis Agents!

For those that have already signed up, thank you. I look forward to seeing you and gaming with you. I do have one request. If you're playing Siege of Serpents Sunday morning, could you please enter in what level character you're playing? It's simple, just click on "Your personal schedule" along the left hand side and for Sunday morning's slot click on "Edit character details". Doing this will allow me to assign the correct tiers to my GMs so they can prep the right tier and make it a better game for you. We have one player that is really wanting to play the high tier, so if you have a 10-11th level character that you'd like to play for the special I'm sure he would appreciate more players for his table.

Another thing for the special/exclusive if you have friends that you'd like to play with, let me know so I can better organize the tables. Otherwise you'll get put with a random group that is similar level to you. If you don't have a preference of who you play, please bring a selection of characters with you as that would help me make tables.

Our special gift to GMs is half done! We aren't going to spoil the surprise just yet, but they're pretty cool. And if you aren't GMing, don't worry, you'll get a chance to purchase one for yourself... ;)

Thanks for supporting Tavern Con and I look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks. Huzzah!

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Sorry Cort, Anthat's in my region and I tried (and succeeded) fixing it. I meant to post here but I forgot about it. Sorry.

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Gamerskum wrote:

also since it required massive prestige points to do it no one ever did it. You couldnt free change with that goal.

I actually paid for a change myself, even though I had a free change. The player had a good sales pitch and I figured I'd help him out.

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rknop wrote:
cyzzane wrote:
I also tend to prefer conventions that are not pay to play.... shell out $6 or $10 for the experience on top of my badge and other fees.
Again, a perspective thing; they could make the registration fee $50 higher and not have tickets, and you might potentially be paying more, but I'd be much happier with that system myself. (I hate micropayments in general. I don't like to feel like I'm watching the meter at all times. I want to forget about the money for a time when I'm finally actually at the event I've paid for.)

If all the events at Gen Con were equal, sure adding on $50 might make sense, but GenCon is more than just gaming. Take a look at the event booklet sometime. You'll see events that cost $40-$50 or more. Quite a few workshops where you learn to build something provide materials for it and so those cost more to participate in. Because of events like those, they have to charge different prices for them. $2 for 2 hours of time to me is worth it.

In Michigan our two biggest cons do it opposite ways. The one in the fall has tickets for events, the one in the winter doesn't have tickets, but it also doesn't have signups until just before events happen. They both have pros and cons. With the first you know you have a seat for the game you want, though it does cost a little more. For the second you aren't paying extra, but you might not be able to get the game you want if you don't sign up in time.

To do the second one at Gen Con would be insanity.

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For $14 you can buy the Iron God Pawns pdf. The images are extractable.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Ok, now that I've had a couple of days to recuperate, and now that the wife is out of my hair for a while I can finally put down my thoughts.

First off, if you've never been to GenCon and you're reading this, you should try whatever you can to go at least once, though be warned, it's like eating a chip, you can never have just one. I've tried explaining GenCon to many people, but it's an experience that is very hard to put into words and until you experience it yourself you just can't grasp the magnitude of it all.

I was VERY happy (and excited for them) to see at least a half-a-dozen players from my region come to GenCon for the first time. It was a blast seeing their expressions of bewilderment as they saw the size of the Sagamore on Wednesday, and again when I told them the dealer hall was 6+ times bigger.

This year instead of running my usual 7 tables of PFS in the Sagamore I instead opted to run 5 slots of demos of the PACG in the exhibitor hall across from the Paizo booth. I did this for a few reasons:
1- I love the card game. Maybe not as much as a lot of our PACG VLs do, but I do really enjoy the game and I think Mike did a great job designing it. I've played every set and I'm looking forward to playing Mummy's Mask when it comes out as some of the mechanics I heard it uses sounds fun.
2- I wanted a chance to see what it was like on the other side of the table. I've demoed a few games at GenCon and I thought it'd be cool to show people how fun the game is. They put together an awesome demo deck with everything color coded so we could break it down and reset it quickly. I would have loved to have been able to take one of the decks home so I could use it to demo games as easily, but from what Vic said they aren't cheap so I understand them wanting to keep them.
3- I thought it would give me a chance to interact with some of the Paizo staff, and it did. I was able to meet Vic for I think the first time which was a pleasure. I have great respect for both Lisa and Vic for the company that they've put together and I'm glad I finally have a face to go with the name. I was also able to use the time before the doors opened to fill the front page of my Occult Adventure book with Paizo signatures. :) It was handy being able to go to them without having to wait for pesky customers to finish talking with them. ;) (Even if there are a few signatures I can't decipher...)
4- I just wanted to do something different for my GenCon. I'm not sure if I'd do it again. It was fun, but I've got to say sitting for ~7

(and now I cry as the last half hour of finishing my post was eaten by the post monster...)

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Tweedle-Dum wrote:

Remember the page limit...1,000 pages runs out faster than you think!

And did you sell your old book? What price did you fogure it at?

one page per spell level, zeros are one page also and mine is at about 300 pages now...

My 12th lvl Magus who has a blessed book with ALL magus spells in it, is just over half full with 518 pages filled. Of course a wizard has access to a lot more spells and spell levels, but still.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Yeah, it's been around for a year or two. But note you can only apply them to 1st level characters. So once they hit 2nd you have to save them again or start a new character.

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Not every build works in Organized Play. A completely blind character is one of them.

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Cirithiel wrote:
It appears that it occurs during one of my two non-PFS slots. There's always next Origins to find out how it happens. :)

If you don't mind driving a few hours, we're going to be running them at a local con, Tavern Con, here in the Middle of Michigan at the end of August.

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The description of the Specials for Thurs/Fri it mentioned all participants, so I'm hoping GMs get it too. I'd be surprised if we didn't get them.

When Indy Dave posted the minimate picture I thought it was just the same one I got last year from somewhere else. But I like that it glows in the dark. :D Another one to add to my collection.

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B&W pregens will be provided. Personally, I printed out copies in color and on cardstock for my players' enjoyment.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

A couple of things:
1) Hardness/HP/Break DC are listed for doors and other objects on page 175 of the CRB

2) Energy damage to an object is halved before applying hardness. Since the locks is part of the door an acid flask would do absolutely nothing. The max damage (unless it was an alchemist) after halving it would be 3 and a door's hardness is 5.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Wei Ji, we aren't scheduled for either core or normal. At least I haven't heard of that distinction for the specials.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

What should have happened is he should have left it alone. You wouldn't be required to get the atonement until you actually gain the item at 7th level. When you play pregens you either save it for when you're the level of the pregen or apply it to a new character. In either case you wouldn't get the boons or free items like that one until you reach the level of the pregen and THEN you would need the atonement.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Last time I ran it they skipped the obvious trap and went to boss... then someone "had" to check it before they left. They've never let him forget it...

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

It was never changed, because it was never allowed. If anyone did allow it they weren't supposed to. The Folio has only ever been allowed a reroll if it was a physical bought one, not a pdf.

Guide to PFS Organized Play - pg 27 wrote:
If a player is using a physical copy (not a PDF, printout, or photocopy) of the Pathfinder RPG Player Character Folio, he receives a free reroll.

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I'll have the scenario, print out of stat blocks and my CRB. I'll probably bring my tablet in case I forgot to print something, but it's not sure thing at this point.

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The Fox wrote:
1. When you use a "reroll item" (the character folio, certain T-shirts), you can add a bonus to the d20 roll equal to the number of GM stars you have.

Fixed that for you.

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In the email Chris sent out it mentioned these were not complete.

Chris wrote:
Even without the custom map files, this should give you an opportunity to read through the adventure, begin setting aside miniatures, and get ready for the biggest four days in gaming.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

I've just noticed that the additional resources for Pathfinder Unchained doesn't list the limitations of rage powers/rogue talents or archetype restrictions that were mentioned in the blog. Those should probably be added since I doubt new players would search for the blog to see the limitations...

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The trick doesn't say they're limited to, but PFS rules do. They're still limited to the rogue talents in PFU and the sidebar. If they had changed the name to rogue tricks, then there would be a loophole for them to take rogue talents from another source. But the Unchained Rogue in PFS specifically can only take Rogue Talents from PFU or those listed in the sidebar. No loop hole.

EDIT: Just realized that was mentioned in the blog, but Additional Resources doesn't list it. I'll see that it gets corrected.

Shadow Lodge ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma

Yeah, all you need to pick up your tickets at Will Call is a picture ID and your Gen Con email address.

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The Emerald Spire download has a 2 page intro in how to use the chronicle sheets just like for APs and Modules. It's not an adventure in itself.

Both Thornkeep and Emerald Spire are modules that you can buy and download. They were rewards for the Kickstarters Goblinworks ran to get initial funding for Pathfinder Online.

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Nope. If the Sagamore is closed by the time you get there, you can pick them up in the morning before first slot.

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If Paizo paid for your badge, you'll pick it up in the Sagamore.

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I just downloaded one of the pics you posted on facebook and it printed off beautifully. I printed several 11x17s Sunday.

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chad hale 637 wrote:
SO one Star knife at the minimum +1 and +1 for Ki Focus, is 4,000 gold.

NO. You add the +1s before you look at the table. So a +1 Ki focus star knife is a +2 weapon and would be 8000g (which is what a +2 weapon costs) plus the cost of the MW star knife.

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Very cool! Congrats guys! :D

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xilbus wrote:
Getting a special the weekend before the con is akin to trying to do your homework the night before it's due.

GM enough times at GenCon and you almost get used to it...

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xilbus wrote:
I'm hoping to have them some time this week. I'm scheduled to run three specials and would like to have at least one week per special as prep time.

Sorry... I had to laugh at this. I know it's not nice, but it is unrealistic. 2 of the specials are done already so you should have them if you're running them, the other two as has been said, will probably go out the weekend before.

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Yeah, I've had a player with a 10** number that is a technophobe and has never registered his number. Once they're reserved, they're reserved.

My cousin's kids have both played PFS with us when I run at their house. She just make email addresses for them but didn't give them access until they were older and used those emails to register their numbers.

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Nefreet wrote:
Well, if "hostage photos" were being considered, then taking one with the title page clearly and largely marked with the owner's name and PFS# would eliminate the "Barnes and Noble" effect.

Do you know how easy it would be to photoshop that? The answer is very.

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Steven Lau wrote:
It is cool that Linda is helping you out! Is she on loan for the convention season or will we hear more about her working on Society stuff in the future?

I thought she was hired as an assistant PFS developer.

EDIT: Just checked her intro blog post. I was wrong, just an assistant developer. Guess it was wishful thinking on my part?

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Yeah, what Jessex said. You are expected to own and be able to show either the book or a watermarked pdf or print out of said watermarked pdf when using anything outside the Core Rule Book.

The PRD is not allowed, and neither is d20pfsrd.

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