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

Actually, I think this might be covered in the GtPFSOP...

Core Assumption wrote:

Additionally, a GM should have access to all books

in the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game line of hardcover
rulebooks, whether a physical or electronic copy. The
rules content of these books can be found online for free
as part of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Reference
Document located at paizo.com/prd.

Last I knew the GMG was in their line of hardcover rulebooks, so it is part of the core assumption for GMs. They've used other things from the GMG; stats, chase rules, other things I can't remember right now... So I say go for it! Use the rules Paizo has provided. Just tell him "GMs are not bound by the additional resources, which is why all the hardcover rulebooks are part of the GM's Core Assumption. Just because you can't use things found in it as a player doesn't mean I can't use rules in it as a GM. Scenarios use rules from it often enough."

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Stemboy wrote:
Thanks Sniggevert, that really clears that up. I'm quite surprised you can play a scenario after GMing it.

Yeah, it is a little harder to play stupid in a scenario you've already GM'd (sometimes several times) but it can also be fun to see how others run the scenario so you can steal ideas in incorporate them into your own running.

Generally I try to only play games I haven't run, but sometimes that's not an option, since I've run three to four times as many sessions than I've played.

In a perfect world, you'd be able to play scenarios before you run them, but it doesn't always happen.

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

Think of a character having a Day Job opportunity at the end of a scenario. Some characters don't have a Day Job, and the opportunity is wasted. Some have a Treasure Map boon and use that instead. Whether a character has the appropriate skill or not is irrelevant to this particular Chronicle sheet; he or she still has that chunk of down time.

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

There's nothing that says they have to be the exact level to get the boon. They're just prerequisites. So they have to be at least a certain level and have certain number of stars in order to get a boon.

I knew which character I'd apply mine to, but now I have to choose who to apply my second sheet to, since I just hit 200 tables... :)

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CommanderG wrote:
We are supposedly part of an organization after all - where is the Union Rep when you need them?

Rivalry's End:
He got some blackmail fodder and left us in the dust...
Shadow Lodge

WeekendWarriors wrote:
Are these going to be sanctioned for Pathfinder Society?

Since Hero Points are PFS legal, I highly doubt these will be. (Which is a shame, since they look pretty cool.) Also, with the exception of the occasional chase scene, the AWESOME condition cards, and the meh buff cards no other cards are PFS "legal"

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Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Dymond wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Dymond wrote:

Hey All..

I've created some Combat Manager encounter files for the Tier 1-2 version of 04-01: Rise of the Goblin Guild. I would love to get them up on the share so other people can have access to them. Can I just email them to someone? I've got them in a .zip file. I figure that would be the easiest way to download them. I'm working on the Tier 4-5 version now and wouldn't mind sharing them as well once I'm done.
you can email the to pfsgmshardprep@gmail.com .. just be sure that the subject line is "please upload to XX-XX scenario" so we know where they are going

HMM... It bounced when I sent it from my Yahoo.. I'll try from GMAIL..

wait I noticed the email says pfsgmshardprep@gmail.com

Should that be PFSGMSHAREDPREP?

yes

I blame dragnmoon... he's always eating vowels...

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

Congrats David! Welcome to the team.

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

BNW while giving good advice copied the info for the wrong book. But, looking at the correct book in the Additional Resources gives you:

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Osirion, Legacy of Paroahs:

Misc:all animals on pgaes 54–55, except the hetkoshu crocodile, are legal for play; Spells: reveal mirage is legal for play

Since the ostrich is on page 55, it is legal for play.

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

Juce, as ph mentioned check out michiganpfs.org In the forums section you'll find where the different locations list games being played in the area (or are supposed to). I'm fairly certain that there's PFS being played every other Saturday at Big Kidz Games in GR and they're playing this Saturday.

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...you've been stressing all day about getting someone to run a scenario cold at a second table so everyone can play and your wife steps up and runs her second game (that week to boot) with 30 minutes prep. (And everyone had a good time.)

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It is my great pleasure to announce that Doug Miles has run his 500th table of Pathfinder Society this last weekend. That's well over 2000 hours of entertainment that he's provided to the PFS community.

For those that have had the pleasure to sit at Doug's tables over the years, you know that not only is he a dedicated volunteer (as the 500 tables show) but he is a great storyteller. I don't know of anyone that has walked away from a game at Doug's table that hasn't had a good time. He takes the time to carefully prep the scenarios he runs, hand drawing maps, digging into the background of the setting, and bringing NPCs to life. He can take brand new players and seasoned veterans and make both feel a sense of thrill and excitement in his games.

I'll be the first in this thread to thank Doug for the scenarios I'd have the privilege to play with him running.

My first ever con game Doug ran Midnight Mauler. I was so thrilled to get a chance to play a game run by a 5 star gm! At that time it was a big deal to me, and it was a great game. We had a party of 5, all casters. As a second level magus, I ended up being the "tank". Thankfully we had a good balance of other casters, and we succeeded at saving the Master of Swords.

My second game that Doug ran, he contacted me and asked if my home PFS group would like him to come up and run the new exclusive, Cyphermage Dilemma. I was ecstatic that he'd be willing to come up and run this special scenario for our small group. We treated him well, and had a great time fighting pirates and saving scholars.

It must be a trend, since the last game he ran for me was also the new exclusive, Day of the Demon. We got a group of Michigan venture-officers together, along with some dedicated volunteers from the region and played the exclusive before we had to run it for our respective regions. Running this slot 0 was a great blessing for me, since I very rarely get a chance to play a scenario before I run it. It was also a fun time and I got to play with other organizers and share stores that all of us could relate to.

So, I'd love for others to jump in and share their congratulations to Doug, and share a story or two about his tables. Let's see how big this thread can grow and how many lives Doug has touched by he generous offering of his time and talents!

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

If you're playing, and you play the low sub-tier, the high sub-tier gear should be crossed off and you don't have access to it. If you're playing and you play the high sub-tier, you get access to everything.

If you're GM'ing it doesn't matter what sub-tier the players are playing, it only matters what level the character is compared to the sub-tiers. If you apply it to a character that is in the low sub-tier you cross of the high sub-tier gear and you don't have access to it. If your character is between sub-tiers, you cross off the high sub-tier and you don't have access to it. If the character you apply it to is in the high sub-tier you have access to everything.

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

Reread the traps for each subtier. Each of them says how deep it is in the first part of the Effect line of the trap. For 1-2 its 20' deep, 4-5 its 30' deep.

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

No extra gold besides what is listed in the encounter can be gained during a scenario except for Day Jobs and special scenarios. Now, what you COULD do is take Profession (wrangler) or whatever and use it as your day job, and just say that that's how you did your day job.

Shadow Lodge

"Goodbye not good..." So long Sean. Good luck in Indy. I look forward to seeing your next mini design project. :)

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

I like them, and make them for most of my characters. Usually though, an hour or two into the game I take it down. By that time the other players know who I'm playing and don't need it as a reminder.

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

Its only available as a PDF, but good news, its free!

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

Agreed, which is why they've focused on sanctioning the newest modules/APs instead of the older ones.

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

TFP, can I ask you, why would the (in game world) Pathfinder Society accept commoners as field agents? And do you really think commoners would survive to see level 2 without being GM credit babies?

I'm not being sarcastic, I'm interested in your thoughts. The Society is constantly sending agents into deadly situations. I don't feel the Decemvirate are quite that sadistic as to send very untrained peasants into a trap filled dungeon.

I could maybe see adepts/experts/warriors passing PFS tests, but commoners, it is very hard to imagine.

For fun, go ahead and run a group of NPC classed characters through the confirmation and see how they do. I'd love to see the after session report. :) (Also note, only PC classed characters get max HP from their first HD...)

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

Alan Patrick wrote:
FowlervillapaloozaCONamania!!!! (that one's just for you, Eric C.)

Woot! Can't wait for FowlervillapaloozaCONamania 2!!! :D

Some translations:
Battle Interactive = Siege of Diamond City Season 5 Special
DM = GM or Game Master

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Well, Totenpfuhl, just try to remember that most people that come to GenCon have spend a lot of money to be there, so try to make it the best game you can, even if it is the last slot on Sunday.

I try to get as much sleep each night as I can so I can be as fresh my last slot as I am on my first slot (doesn't usually happen exactly, but I do try, and my last slot last year I was surprised at just how much energy the table did have.)

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

Thursday, August 14
Slot 1 (0800-1300): #5-12: Destiny of the Sands, Pt 1: A Bitter Bargain (1-5)
Slot 2 (1300-1800): OFF
Slot 3 (1900-2400): Gen Con Season 6 Special (3-7)
Friday, August 15
Slot 4 (0800-1300): #5-12: Destiny of the Sands, Pt 1: A Bitter Bargain (1-5)
Slot 5 (1300-1800): OFF
Slot 6 (1900-2400): Gen Con Season 5 End Special (1-4)
Saturday, August 16
Slot 7 (0800-1300): #5-12: Destiny of the Sands, Pt 1: A Bitter Bargain (1-5)
Slot 8 (1300-1800): #5-12: Destiny of the Sands, Pt 1: A Bitter Bargain (1-5)
Slot 9 (1900-2400): Pathfinder Adventure Card Game (Card Game Room)
Sunday, August 17
Slot 10 (0900-1400): OFF

For those that are signing up for multiple season 6 scenarios, I really hope you aren't doing anything the week before GenCon, since the new scenarios (including the specials) usually don't drop until late on the Friday before GenCon.

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

fine_young_misanthrope wrote:

Come play Pathfinder in Jackson, MI! Games are at Nostalgia Ink.

Saturday March 1st at 2PM- We Be Goblins!

Saturday March 22nd at 2PM-Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–15: Destiny of the Sands—Part 2: Race to Seeker's Folly

All games are FREE!

Fixed that for you.

Man... Everyone seems to be running that scenario in the next couple of weeks. If I weren't trying to play it with another group... Although, I do have a few star replays... Hmmm... We'll have to see what the wife says. ;)

Shadow Lodge

A couple of things, Question.
1) You need http:// before the url, otherwise it tries linking to a page here on the paizo forums.

2) you actually have to put text between the ][

So your link would be like this

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

kinglouis2005 wrote:
My idea of fun (as a new player) is not thumbing through several books or browsing through multiple PDF's in order to put together a PC that will comply with PFS rules.

Great! There's no one forcing you to do so. There are TONS of awesome character concepts that can be built from the core rulebook alone. Don't believe me, check out the NPC Codex sometime. All the characters are made with only the CRB.

One of the big reasons that third party sources like Hero Lab or d20pfsrd.org aren't allowed as legal copies is paizo has no control over how accurate their rules are. A word or two missing or added can drastically change feats/spells/classes, and third parties don't necessarily have the quality control that Paizo does.

What happens if someone uses a feat at first level that has been incorrectly entered into HL and suddenly at 8th level is told that the feat is wrong and it completely ruins their character concept? That's (a reason) why players are required to own the books/watermarked PDFs of things.

Paizo can release updates/errata when some of their products are wrong, but they have no control over third parties when their stuff is wrong. If you buy a PDF from Paizo, if they ever update it, you should get an email letting you know. That way you can stay current with any changes.

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Kigvan wrote:

Actually from the Additional resources page linked above:

Pathfinder Player Companion: Blood of Fiends
Bloodlines: daemon bloodline is not legal for Pathfinder Society;

OH man! You about gave me a heart attack! I've got two grimspawn (daemon-spawn heritage) tieflings and thought I'd overlooked that ban.

Shadow Lodge

This looks quite interesting. I'm eager to hear their reply.

Shadow Lodge

Perception 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (18) + 4 = 22

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

I'd suggest taking some time and re-read the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play and pay close attention to Chapter 7, the GM chapter. I know there's a lot to read, but the answers are there. I try to reread it a couple of times a year, as there's usually things I missed in prior readings.

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

My Pleasure. :)

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

You can wait until you're done, but you'd need to do it before you can send out the chronicle sheets to the players, so that you have the event name and code on the sheets.

Shadow Lodge

Male Human Rules Lawyer 10/Venture-Lieutenant 5/Venture-Captain 1

Hi all! I'm new to pbp on paizo's forums, so you'll have to bear with me. :) It looks like we'll be playing low tier? I've got several characters, and a couple of credit babies that can be whatever we need.

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I think most scenarios say to read or paraphrase the box text. At least they used to, or many have.

Shadow Lodge

Aw come on BPC! come play with us! Just because you're running it doesn't mean you can't play it too... ;)

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

RAW, no they can't. It says: Bloodrage counts as the barbarian’s rage class ability for the purpose of qualifying for feat prerequisites, feat abilities, magic item abilities, and spell effects. And a trait is none of those, nor does that trait say you need the rage class feature. The trait requires the character to be a barbarian. Currently the ACG classes don't count as the base classes except for the inability to multiclass. There are some specific exceptions, but the Bloodrager is not one of those.

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

Right, your chronicle has no bearing on the actual play. It goes both ways. You can gain a success on your sheet that the player's didn't get, and any successes on your sheet don't affect their game.

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

There's something nasty? Every time I've run it the players have steamrolled everything.

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

I think they've done a really nice job of giving some love to the star system. And there are a ton of vanities that you can get in the Guide to OP, the PFS Field Guide, and the PFS Primer.

Shadow Lodge

Ok, its been some time since I've played in a pbp, but since I don't get a chance to actually play pfs scenarios I thought I'd give it a try. I added myself to the list, now what? :)

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Andy, we don't need language to specify that we can't, we need language that says GMs can apply it. I don't remember any ruling by Mike, Mark, or John that said GMs can apply higher chronicle credit to a 1st level. Got a link to a ruling? Currently the guide does not allow for it.

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Sees he won't be getting the axe easily, flies as quickly out of her reach as he can. "Eep!"

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snickersimba wrote:
*gives fluffy an axe*

*ACK!* "Have you taken a leave of your senses boy?! We try to keep sharp things away from the KittyBunny, not gift them to her!"

Tentatively tries to snatch the axe from Kitty! before she does something gruesome.

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Benrislove wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Kobold Cleaver wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
Umm... There isn't one of those in that scenario...
** spoiler omitted **

Yeah, I'm guessing that too, but with Dragnmoon, you never know... ;)

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Kobold Cleaver wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Umm... There isn't one of those in that scenario...

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Falls a short way before Seth grabs him. Grins at Seth as he begins to hover.

"Thanks, Seth, but my VC Powers include flight..."

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Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:


dumps her coffee on Eric and hisses at him

haHA! It isn't the first time I've had hot coffee dumped on me! And now you are decaffeinated Kitty!

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Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
snickersimba wrote:
Ill get back to you on that one Kitty. (hope you don't mind me calling you that)I literally JUST woke up and I have no engery drinks. So I will check the posts

errrmmmm um ... no lol .... pfcbg is good... or fluffy ... kitty is too much like a pet ...

go get your energy drink -- kids these days and their new fangled things like energy drinks.

slurps her coffee

KITTY!!!! :D

(On topic: Hope things work out for you SS. )

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

Congrats Katie! :)

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

If you do bring a laptop/tablet, you'll want to make sure it can go all day long without being plugged in. There's no guarantee that you'll have access to an outlet. That's why it's suggested that you print out the relevant pages to take with you. I have both laptop and tablet, but I still make sure I have hard copies of the pages I need for my characters. I keep them in the folders with the characters and make sure to keep them updated.

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