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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma. 2,811 posts (2,940 including aliases). 8 reviews. 1 list. 2 wishlists. 23 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Technic League has only been around for around about 200 years. 4509 was when they first started exploring Silver Mount and the current Golarion year is 4715.

As for when Aroden died, that was only 4606, a little over 100 years ago.

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Swiftbrook wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
Gotcha. As mentioned earlier in this thread, chronicle boons are campaign specific. So, no cross-campaign mixing.

The term "Chronicle Boon" confused me.

It seems like everything is printed on chronicle sheets. I believe you mean boons on scenario chronicles are legal for that PC (Core PC or Standard PC). And holiday boons, GM boons, GM Star boons, convention boons, etc. are campaign specific (standard campaign unless it specifies it's usable in the Core campaign).

Unfortunately, Mike, you have already made an exception to this. One that I think is unnecessary. You said you can't apply the Eyes of Ten boon to a new Core PC. I don't see any real negative impact in allowing this. But, that's just my opinion.

Overall, I like the looks of the Core campaign. I'll wait and see how the scheduling of scenarios turns out locally and at GenCon.

Swift, not every boon on a scenario's chronicle are for that PC only. There are a few that open spells or archetypes to all your characters. Mike's said that those will be campaign specific. So if you get a chronicle in Classic that allows you to create a new character and use Sin Magic, you wouldn't be able to make a Gluttony mage in Core. Same with Eyes of the Ten. Getting a that boon in Classic wouldn't let you apply it to a Core character. Its just trying to keep everything on the same side. (Also, I believe you have to have a copy of the chronicle for the new character and if they had allowed it you'd have a Classic and a Core sheet on the character and they're not wanting that for Core characters. Make sense?)

As for Holiday/Novel/GM Boons/Con boons, I'm pretty sure that Mike has said that those can go on either Classic or Core characters, unless it opens up a new race.

Now, I love making complex characters from a dozen sources like a lot of people, but I'm looking forward to remaking my 2nd/3.0/3.5 Elven Archer for Core, though I am a bit sad I won't be able to have durable adamantine ghost salted arrows... ;)

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Joe M. wrote:
GM Lamplighter wrote:
rknop wrote:

...I'm realizing that there is one thing in Ultimate Equipment that I really wish was in the CRB. And that is: the journal.

It seems to me every Pathfinder ought to have one of those. I usually equip all of my characters with one. But, alas, it's not in the CRB, so....

Maybe this, like the Wayfinder, could go into the next Guide to Organized Play?
I just buy my guys a spellbook and use it as a journal.

I was going to post this exact same thing but waited to see if someone else had posted it already. :) For years before there was an official item called journal I bought spellbooks and used them as journals. They're books of high quality paper, they don't have to contain spells. In fact I've seen a spellbook that actually contained nothing but notes on certain subjects in a PFS scenario.

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Sorry, mine is now gone. Again, sorry Belthar. :(

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There's a boon that expands the Day Job Table. I forget what it's called, but it goes 2-3 more steps past 40

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I've got an account I'm willing to sell. PM me if anybody is interested.

Quote:

Reward Quantity

New Player Pack 1
Destinys Twin 1
Daily Deals 1
Open Enrollment 1
Alliance Pack 1
1 Month game time 2
Head Start 1
Shield Mate 1
Character Name Reservation 1

I joined the kickstarter the first day so I have all the daily deals.

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In a family PFS game my cousin and her husband used to use electronic dice. They started to miss actually rolling the dice and stopped using them.

I usually prefer players to use real dice and always bring several sets with me so players that forgot them or don't have them yet can borrow them. I hadn't considered having sets with oversized d20s... that's a nice idea. :D

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I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, June. I'll be keeping Rick's family and friends in my prayers.

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Sadly I have yet to have a table of Library of the Lion go off without a fight. I almost did, but the group talked the person who was sure she had the correct placement into swapping one and they triggered the combat. If she had gone with her reasoning they would have been fightless. Almost had a death because of it too. :)

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Its simple... The note is 400+ years old... The tomb got moved to make room for more houses. ;)

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I don't remember anyone falling asleep.

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The rooms are for Wed-Mon. I've GMd the last three years the last two I stuck around until Monday and its been very nice to relax on Sunday evening after running all weekend. Last year I managed to get in a pick-up game of Trial by Machine too.

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Overall I thought it was a great scenario. We did have one unfortunate death. A PC got critted by the raging, power-attacking greatclub wielding barbarian with his readied action. I thought it was kind of odd for a barbarian to ready an action while raging, but I guess there's nothing really against it.

So... one thing that confused me was I thought the idea of an "evergreen" scenario was that it could be run in the future during any season and it would fit in without connecting with any particular metaplot, yet the end note is all about this season's metaplot. I understand its replayable, but is that really all an evergreen scenario is going to be, just replayable? That note won't make any sense in a year or two when the sky key is already found. Unless of course we'll never find it all, which would also be disappointing.

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Another thing to suggest is for them to remember the tenets of PFS, Explore, Report, Cooperate. Yeah the obvious thing is to go to the main hall, but then they don't get the chance to snoop around the museum.

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My VL printed the map out on a single large sheet and when one of our players saw the circles (it was pretty obvious what they were for) he offered to cut them out before we started. It worked quite well.

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Huh, I thought I posted here already...

Congrats Alex!

Definitely well deserved from everything I've heard. Now I just need to manage to sit at one of your tables... :/ ;)

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All I can say is your VO must have way more time than I do, I sure wouldn't want to report everything that is played in my region. I guess it's the VO's choice, but the way it's usually meant to work is the organizer for each location/city reports their own games. This is the first I've heard of a VO wanting everyone to send reports to him so that he can do it himself.

As for the delegate, I believe the person who created the event or VCs can add reporters (since we can also edit events).

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I think you really screwed your players over. The captain's timer doesn't start until combat starts with the trollhound in F2.

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Silbeg, holy is valid. you can choose a +1 or a +2 enhancement. that doesn't mean the total. So if you pick holy or any other +2 enhancement you'd be buying lots of 10 +3 equiv arrows.

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Merry Christmas everybody!

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I thought for sure you were going to ask about taking a racial trait instead of a race trait. Thank you for not being one of those players. ;)

As for your actual question, its not clear. My gut says as long as you played him with the trait before Aug 15th, 2014 then you should be ok. But that may not be the official case. I don't remember if Mike has previously ruled about their race traits through adoption or not.

What Toshiro mentions is only for things from the ARG. That book treats races a bit more strict than other books. But since your trait is from Blood of Fiends, the ARG's rules don't apply.

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I believe that Ena is a Alchemist (Trap Breaker) from Dungeoneer's Handbook.

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Bill, what Jiggy mentions is pretty much how the ITS is supposed to work. Here's a post from Mike on it

Doing a purchase in front of the GM is as simple as handing him a list on the ITS and saying, these are what I'm purchasing at the beginning of this scenario and to be applied on the Chronicle sheet at the end. Any problems with that, GM? The GM doesn't have to sit there while the player pours through 16 books to find the item he wants.

The GM signs off on purchases when he signs the bottom of the Chronicle sheet, something he is already doing. He or the player adds one sentence in the Notes section. "items purchased -XXXX GP - See ITS #X."

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I like maximizing HP. That at least lets them last a bit longer and lets them use some of their fun abilities.

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Actually they can't flank.

PRD wrote:
Creatures with a reach of 0 feet can't flank an opponent.

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Awesome Mike! Thanks a lot. :D

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Well, if someone is interested in purchasing an item for 7500g to do something that a single casting of a 2nd level spell can do for 60g or a scroll for 150g then I don't have a problem with it. At that point they've paid for 50 scrolls of remove disease and it should get rid of them.

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It also isn't the first time a wayfinder has been absoultely neccessary to complete the scenario. Of course the scenario I'm thinking of an NPC loans you one if no one in the group has one...

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I'd rule that if you're going to use a part of the reward then you'd have to have the whole reward applied first. So if you're planning on spending the PP that you just got on the chronicle, then you'd also need to apply the XP you gained as well. If that puts you into the next level than that's the level you'd use. Otherwise it wouldn't make sense to only use part of the reward before you use the rest.

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It's about time it was announced! ;)

Congrats Zak, you'll do a great job!

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From what I heard, the scenario was basically a word document that was printed out and handed to the GMs. Paizo doesn't like releasing unformatted documents like that to the public, and it'd be a waste of time/money in their eyes to properly format it for release. So a summary is pretty much all that we'll probably ever see. :/

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I agree with Dragnmoon (gasp!) If you no longer have the class ability that gives you the gun, you'd lose the gun, that or it would count as being broken for you and irreparable since you don't have the gunsmithing class ability to make it work for you. That would mean one misfire and it'd be unusable.

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I've run a lower group through the high tier for 4 many times, and the adjustments have almost always been spot on in difficulty. I think it sounds a lot scarier than it actually is.

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I did like how the PFS playtest was handled for the most part. Unfortunately, I was able to only start one character during the playtest. I was a little disappointed we couldn't use GM credit for starting one. It was understandable since credit babies don't give feedback. I'm looking forward to playing my Kineticist more, but playing isn't usually that likely for me.

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A 7th level alchemist with a feat and trait can make an Acid in less than 15 minutes. They can make a durable arrow in 1 minute. It is quite possible to use Swift Alchemy during a scenario provided you are built for it.

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I know you can't sell items bought with prestige, and I'm fairly certain you can't return them for prestige either. At least I've never seen a rule saying you can.

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Kadasbrass pretty much nailed it. However, you had to play the character as a tiefling prior to August 15th or have GM credit on it and written that it was earmarked for a Tiefling.

As Kadasbrass mentioned, not only is reskinning something frowned upon, they've flat out said you can't reskin something into something else that already has stats. So no Tiefling that's really a human.

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It would be a nice accessory for PFS to better know our enemies.

Shadow Lodge

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I played in a campaign where we used Paizo's Crit & Fumble decks, and fumbles were fairly rare occurrences and they weren't overly horrible.

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One of our stores offers a 20% discount on things bought the day you GM, but beyond that none of the stores in my area provide any incentives.

I've heard of a lot of stores that charge a small fee to use the space/table. Many also then give the GM a gift card or something.

One store in my area charges $2 per person and gives them 2 special playing cards. They give one to the GM to show that they've paid for the slot. After the game cards get turned back in and each one is $1 store credit. That gives $1/player to the GM as store credit and each game a player plays gives them $1 credit. When they do their spring Con it can really add up. It is probably my favorite "charge to play" business plan that I've seen in a store.

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I'm not sure what class he went with, but I do know who won it. He was hoping to play him at U-Con, but the table of confirmation didn't go off. I don't know if he got in another game or not.

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There's a feat called Eldritch Heritage that would allow you to get a familiar by getting the Arcane Bloodline ability.

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Both cons that I've been involved with this fall have had the boons, only one of which I'd call "major" at least for Michigan. The other was one a buddy and I put on and we had a little less than 30 tables.

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Yeah, I've got a level 7 lion shaman in one of my groups that regularly pounces with his rhino hide armor. On average it seems he does over 100 damage, though I think he just upped that with a pair of gloves. I have purposefully not mentioned mammoth hide to him. I had thought it was legal and didn't want him to find out about it. I'm glad it isn't. For him it isn't an extra 7 damage, its an extra 35 damage.

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The only connection to slave pits is you visit the same region (misery row/Slave Pits of Absalom) and the guy has an almost identical company name "____'s Chattel - Absalom's Finest"

The connection to Dalsine Affair is the person doing the scrying, the one whose name you recover at the end semi-betrayed the Society by killing the Taldor faction head at the time.

I doubt your players will even know the connection. I had to explain who Muhlia was to mine, though they kind of remembered her from Dalsine Affair.

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I had him act very curious about the stuff they were getting and had him ask to join them. Their "leader" didn't really care, so he came along. He fought the weed whip mostly by himself to prove to them that he could handle himself. He then waited until they faced a patrol of scrapwallers and he offered them a deal if they helped him defeat them. It worked out pretty well.

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For those of you that made face cards or decided they should have made them, which characters (besides those pictured in the scenario) did you make/want to make?

I assume those pictured as well as the majordomo, solicitor, and slave. Any others? I'm prepping this for next weekend and trying to decide just how much work I want to do for something I might not use.

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You just want a Billy the werewolf to go with your Harry the Occultist, don't you? ;)

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I'm kind of surprised that no one mentioned a Harry Dresden build. I think it'd work quite well for him. Though for a perfect build he'd have to multiclass probably for his tracking and wards and such.

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I'd like to know why you had to bring this argument from facebook to the forums?

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