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Goblin Squad Member. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma. 2,605 posts (2,734 including aliases). 6 reviews. 1 list. 2 wishlists. 17 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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

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You will or should get a notification when downloads get updated. Thus the copy you downloaded is the paizocon playtest still.

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

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.

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Congrats June! Welcome to the Island. :)

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Cyber-clerics

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Toz... has anyone ever told you how awesome you are? Just wondering... ;)

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Not a problem. Hope it works out. :)

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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.

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w01fe01 wrote:
David Baker - Manitoba VC wrote:
Just out of curiosity, which lodge are you near? Have you been in touch with their VOs?
Mt. Pleasant MI, i briefly talked with them (kinda interrupted there session, felt bad about it) he gave me his card, im probably gonna email him this weekend.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Yeah, I'm not sure how I missed this announcement. This will be very useful I think.

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Well, I know I have dinner plans early evening Sunday. I know we'll have to check out of the hotel around 10 or so Monday morning, but my parking pass is paid through 6pm Monday... :) I'd most likely be up for at least one game if others were interested, depending on scenario/players.

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Yeah, no 4 player adjustments for the specials. Also, the in level threats are pretty challenging from the subtiers I've looked at, and the specials as you may know are a test in endurance, more so than most PFS scenarios. So I guess the choice is... How confident/cocky is your group... ;)

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Yeah, you can't just choose to play up. Your Average Party Level determines what subtier you play, in this case 7-8 will be where you'll be marshalled.

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I know that in the first table of Vengence that Burton won't be playing. He got the unfortunate news that his time off was denied due to others' overlapping medical leaves of absence. So... I finally might get to play with the infamous Kyle Baird... I've heard so many stories... ;D

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Just tell him he can throw it fine as a free action, he just can't make an attack with it as a free action.

Also, I'm with the crowd that says GM's adjudication is final. If he doesn't like it, he can find another table to whine at.

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Well, I can confirm that normally copyable maps are not copyable in the pdf. I occasionally do the same thing as Zandari, but with the map pack/flip mats they only copy as black rectangles.

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Are you talking about in the My Pathfinder Society, Event/GM area? You know you can delete them and/or edit them to "Completed Reporting" and they won't show on your page. AFAIK you're the only one that can see them like that.

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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.

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If you look, there's icons between the names and titles. Those are mailto links with the email addresses.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Anyone know if the new vanities are going to be in the guide?

Yep... John and Mike know if they'll be in the guide... ;D

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Well... There is a link along the left hand side of every page in the Pathfinder Society section...

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It could be that he uses a paper character sheet but only has PDFs. That could be why he couldn't level up without his laptop...

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chris manning wrote:

the throne room - work in progress - still needs edging, painting and the bottom level and columns adding

https://flic.kr/p/ocY7Q5

https://flic.kr/p/nXvAgu

https://flic.kr/p/ocY7RY

https://flic.kr/p/ogM4Pa

https://flic.kr/p/of1b3a

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

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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.

Quote:
All content on pages 28–47 is legal except the order of the beast, rough rampager, seal-breaker, and siege gunner.

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They've previously stated they don't do retroactive chronicles. Same reason that those that played Rise of the Runelords prior to it being sanctioned don't get credit.

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Boo... with Carlos joining that table I thought why not... but its already filled. :/ ah well. At least my VL will be in great company... :(

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Just show up early and you can pick up stuff in the morning. That's what I did my first year. You don't actually need a badge to wander the halls, just one to play/run games and enter the dealer hall.

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Check out Hierophant path for summoners. Getting some of the summon feats/path abilities are quite good (like applying agile template to your eidolon when you use the summon eidolon spell)

There are a few path abilities that let your eidolon gain surges, but not much else to make them mythic.

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Yeah, that was how people lost stars was having a table reported.

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Michael Brock wrote:
Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
Is there any news on exactly what the time frame is for picking up our GM badges on Wednesday? I'm trying to schedule my pre-Gen Con activities as well.
Wednesday from 3-5 pm in the Sagamore.

Drat... game at Scotty's goes til 5... Hmm, well, hopefully we'll get out early, or we can get them at dinner?

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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.

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Ugh! Now I'm conflicted... We could have a table of all 5-stars if I jumped over to Vengeance at Sundered Crag with Steve Miller, Greg Hurst, and Tracy Windeknecht... Though that would mean the GM would definitely have to bring his A game...

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We welcome to the Pathfinder Society Versegre! I started PFS in a home game as well several years ago. We still play in that group, though the members have changed over the years.

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Well, since Thursty is my favorite PFS author, I happily signed up for Assault on the Wound. I'm not a huge fan of mass combat, but I'll bring what armies I can to bear. ;)

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Well, a loose interpretation of the original whimsy could lead to his interpretation.

"On a roll of 5 or 6, you roll 1d6 more dice of damage or healing than you would have otherwise."

In stead of rolling an addition 1d6 die (singular) he's reading it as rolling (1d6)d6 additional dice (plural)

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Nefreet wrote:

Minor typo:

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Osirion, Legacy of Paroahs Pharaohs

I wonder if Wes updated the AR... ;)

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Sammy T wrote:
One day, you will be able to play from Level 1 to retirement thanks to the Blakros family.

Yeah... Can't wait for that day. ;)

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That or the GM gave him full gold for high tier and didn't realize he's supposed to calculate out of tier gold.

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Oh, I'm sure that "If you host it, they will come..." ;)

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Flame of the Dawnflower only works on scimitars, for some reason you have falcatta written in the trait.

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Yeah, last year they started at 10 I believe. I'm going to try to make the mid slot, but I'd like to play since I'm running so much the rest of the weekend.

Thanks for organizing this, Mark! :)

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Well, first off, half-drow is not legal.

Additional Resources wrote:
Half-Elves: all alernate racial traits except drow-blooded and drow magic are legal for play; all racial subtypes except drow-descended are legal for play;

Second, how do you have 4000g at 3 xp?

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Drogon wrote:
Edit: One little bit of feedback I should still give you: this scenario should have been coded #6-00 while that scenario should have been coded #5-99. If this one launches Season 6 it seems strange to include it in Season 5's sequencing, while that is the finale of Season 5 and is included in Season 6's sequencing. A nitpick, but still, it seems some confusion is inevitable and could have been avoided.

You know... I had the same thought, Drogon... ah well.

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Thanks Mike. It makes a lot of sense to do it this way, it really does. It'll be quite interesting to prep for Gencon I'm sure. :) Can't wait.

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Wow... Amazing work Brian. One might think that you have too much time on your hands... ;) Well done, seriously.

EDIT: Any chance we can get this stickied, Mike or John?

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David Higaki wrote:
Perhaps over July I can slowly work on printing out a set for GenCon!

Yes, as your GenCon roommate and a Venture-Captain I demand that you print them out and bring them to GenCon! ;D

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Sinvel, I'm fairly certain that they don't do PDFs of any of their cards.

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Any chance of making the cover just a little bit wider so that the pockets actually hold paper without folding them? That was my biggest complaint about the product. Other than that I thought it was great, but the narrow pocket was definitely a turn off for me.

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