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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma. 3,181 posts (3,310 including aliases). 9 reviews. 1 list. 2 wishlists. 28 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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

Thank you so much James! I was wanting to do this, but just haven't had the time. :)

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I'm glad what I told people months ago was correct. :) I told them I had a really good feeling you'd finally catch up with the APG pregens since there weren't any Iconics for the Gen Con hardcover release. :)

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

Yeah, you're a "reporter" not an "editor" Only the one who made the event or a Venture-Captain can edit the event, which includes adding scenarios.

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

Yeah and I had Serpent's Ire added to my account back in March/April, but it was finally added to my downloads a week or so. They can add things to your account long before they're actually complete or available to download. It just means you'll have access to it as soon as it's available.

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GM Eazy-Earl wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
It wasn't Adril, it was Tancred Desimere that was mentioned in the briefing. It's possible whoever ran it for you changed it, but it isn't written in the scenario.
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It's always available for normal PFS games, but someone playing Core would appreciate getting access to a MW weapon from a non-core book.

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

Huh. I thought I already posted this question, but it must have disappeared in the Aether:

John, Tonya and Linda -- Is there any chance that the "Welcome to Pathfinder" boon can be published to GM Resources? I think that the VC-only distribution channel only works if you are in regular contact with your VCs. Minnesota Venture Officers are chatty and communicative creatures, so I got to find out about this boon. But I think that many other venue coordinators have been left out of the loop.

Hmm

Not even every VC has the welcome boon. I know I don't have it and have had a bunch of new players I'd have liked to have given the boon to. :/

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

Let's see here...

In a scrapbooking carry case my wife gave me:
- A couple New Player folders


  • Character Sheet
  • ITS
  • Welcome to PFS Sheet containing locations/times in area of PFS games and contact information
  • New Character reference sheet
  • New PFS ID card

- A bunch of blank character sheets/ITS
- Map of Golarion
- Pens, Markers(dry/wet erase/permenant), Pencils
- Index Cards for tracking Initiative
- My PFS card
- New PFS ID cards
- Condition Cards Deck
- PFS NPC Picture Deck
- Tracking Sheets for main store
- Scissors
- CRB
- Scenario w/handouts, chronicles, maps, etc.
- blank flip-mat
- wire Spell templates
- PFS RPG Guild Guide w/ Secondary Success Conditions & Web Trait Document
- Faction Cards/Season recap cards
- Bag of dice (I keep several Altoids tins in a Crown Royal bag. Each tin can hold exactly two sets of dice with 2 extra d6s. These are for my use and to hand out if someone needs dice.)
- Holder for my VC business cards
- Case full of minis (both for PCs that need them and for storing NPCs. This is occasionally joined by another box if bigger minis are required)
- Small bottle of pain killers (the bag can get heavy if carried for long. :D)

Occasionally I'll also keep folders of Pregens, but lately I've been keeping them at the store so they can use them when I'm not there.

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What I'll do when the VC gives a briefing is direct a lot of my comments to the highest level character. They're the one with the most experience so it feels fitting they are the ones the VC focuses on. Although sometimes after introductions I'll focus on the one who seems most reliable if the highest level seems iffy.

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

Anyone want to update the list with this season's scenarios? :)

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

Chronicle sheets are provided as are session sheets for recording who's playing. A bottle of water is also brought around during the slot for the GMs.

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

Thankfully my wife is volunteering again this year so I know I have someone I don't have to worry about snuggling with. ;D

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

GinoA wrote:
This will also be my first GenCon. I've got a related question. I'll be running tables in the PSA (Pathfinder Society Academy) area all con. Will PSA be on the same room as the main PFS? If a separate room, how far from the main action will we be?

Last year they were in the same room along one side with the card game tables between PSA (Kid's Track at the time) and the rest of the PFS tables.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
I thought we were in the Weston?

We are, which is probably why he didn't see fridges listed. ;)

Shadow Lodge

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DM Livgin wrote:
Venture Captain and Venture Lieutenant are presumed to exist from the PFS equivalent, but I've never met a Venture Lieutenant in the narrative.

I'm pretty sure one of the PFS team in the past has said that VLs don't exist in game as a rank.

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

The last couple of years I've brought cup o' ramen of various flavors and used the coffee pot to heat the water. It's worked quite well and you can get a lot of different types. For Origins, a friend brings a small microwave with him and they use that for meals which I thought was pretty smart and thought about bringing one to Gen Con this year.

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

In our local group we try to have a Core session once a month. When we missed it this month the players noticed and requested more Core.

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I'm wondering when those of us running it at Gen Con will be getting it? I'd love to do custom terrain for it, but would want to get it quickly so that I could get it done in time.

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Thursday
Slot 1:
7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 2: OFF
Slot 3: 7-98 Special: Serpent’s Ire

Friday
Slot 4:
7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 5: OFF
Slot 6: 8-00 Special: The Cosmic Captive (Tier 3-4)*

Saturday
[b]Slot 7:
7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 8: 7-22 Bid for Alabastrine
Slot 9: 7-99 Special: Through Maelstrom Rift

Sunday
Slot 10:
OFF

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leonvios wrote:
I also assumed you had GM replays for both Core and Regular or do you only get to use them for one?

I'm 95% certain Mike &/or John confirmed that it was 5 replays not 5 per campaign. You require a boon to recharge them and you can only use one of them per year.

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I'd like to tell you all about the wonderful item called Talisman of Life's Breath... So worth it for frontliners who don't want to deal with the hassle of demanding the cleric use a scroll on them.

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Well, I'm sure once the catalog comes out we'll see what's being run. :) That usually comes out the week before I believe.

Shadow Lodge

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Tar Bomb has a DC.

Special Substances and Items Cost Weight Craft DC
Tar bomb 15 gp 2 lbs. 15

Page 21 of Pirates of the Inner Sea.

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He's a Runelord... he's allowed to break the rules! ;)

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Kyle Baird made several custom ITS sheets. I think the one you're thinking of was one of his, though I'm not sure the exact link to it.

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D. Masters wrote:

Thank you.

I am in Hamilton, Ontario. I am not sure if there is currently any PFS VOs in my area and will look into it when I am ready to start volunteering my time to run PFS events.

There are currently 2 Venture-Lieutenants in Toronto David Creighton and Geoffrey Peart. I believe your closest Venture-Captain is Glen Shackleton in Ottawa.

D. Masters wrote:


What is the minimum number of games a VO must run per month?

I believe all VOs are supposed to run two public games every month.

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

Yep, only the Core Rulebook or things found on chronicles are legal options. Bestiary 1 isn't the CRB, so they aren't legal.

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I don't think we've ever had a bigger group that what we've got now. :) Apparently AL did horribly the first year and no one participates in my local area anymore, or if they do, it hasn't hurt our attendance at all. I know I had several players that would play both Encounters and PFS since we ran on different days, but I don't think I lost any to D&D.

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

I would think as long as you make your own maps and aren't using the ones directly out of the scenarios it'd be ok to share them. If you are using maps copied from the scenarios I think it'd be as much of a no-no as saving them to PFS shared. We can use Paizo's artwork for our own personal use, but we can't share it with others.

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:( It's the one level from Thornkeep I've never been able to play or run. I ran the others multiple times for groups, but that level gap meant playing other things before finishing and we never seemed to get back to it. :(

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Linda Zayas-Palmer wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Huh, I thought someone would have asked already. The Flask description on the chronicle is missing the line from the item in PU "6th Level: The flask takes only 1 day to reconcoct a 1st-level potion, rather than 1 week." I'm hoping that was just an editing mistake, right?
That was indeed an error. The item should be the same as the flask of reconcoction on page 172 of Pathfinder Unchained, except that its base cost is 300 gp rather than 2,650 gp. Players and GMs are free to use the text from Pathfinder Unchained instead.

Thanks Linda!

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

Then they could also get a couple of levels between Menagerie and Sanctum.

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I definitely like it better with the human foot. Without the foot, the only human showing is that portion of face. It seems like she should be 1/3 of each, possibly more human than demon since her human side is in control most of the time, right?

Other than that, it looks fantastic, James! :)

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

Huh, I thought someone would have asked already. The Flask description on the chronicle is missing the line from the item in PU "6th Level: The flask takes only 1 day to reconcoct a 1st-level potion, rather than 1 week." I'm hoping that was just an editing mistake, right?

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

Yeah, pretty much.

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I'm surprised that no one has commented on the fact that there's going to be a 7-29! I think that's about the most scenarios in a single season since what, season 0?

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

Welcome CrystalSeas! There's a very active PFS presence in SE Michigan. They have a Yahoo group where they post games, but to really find them and sign-up they use Warhorn. Their Venture-Captain Bill Jones aka Xath would also be a good contact for you. You can find his email here.

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James Risner wrote:
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Flowing Monk with AC 48

Flowing Monk with Crane seems possible (AC 27 with just mage armor and 35 defensive).

Is it difficult to hit always fighting defensive?

Action economy is always an issue for me, usually combat is over before you can contribute if you use your first round to buff.

Mage Armor is fine as a cast spell by level 7 or so. I'd rather go the Pearl of Power route than the wand route.

At 7th you can take crane riposte which makes the penalty for fighting defensively -1. Obviously using weapon finesse and agile amulet of mighty fist makes it better in combat.

Secrets Stones Keep:
She actually soloed the orc barbarian fight. She was playing up and he never hit her once while she beat on him.

Between being able to trip when someone attacks her and her huge AC, she's pretty tough. One thing that hurts is if she can't attack in a round her AC drops big time. She took to having shurikens just so that if she couldn't get to an enemy in a round she could still throw a shuriken to attack defensively. :) Also went ki throw so she could reposition and trip them.

Had a guy in our local area that if you weren't playing a straight martial he'd give you grief, and would outright backhand insult those that wanted to play monks. After seeing her monk in action, it shut him up. ;)

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Yeah, that's what the GM started doing with my wife's monk who had an AC in the high 40's, low 60's. Once enemies saw they couldn't hit her, they switched to other targets, usually me. :/ Though my Mirror Images usually kept them at bay too.

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Flowing Monk with Crane style.

Dex 18/20
Wis 17
Belt of Inc Dex +2 (4000)
Dusty Rose Prism Ioun Stone (5000)
Cracked Vibrant Purple Prism Ioun Stone (2000)
Jingasa of the Fortunate Soldier (5000)
Potion of Barkskin (300)
Ring of Protection (2000)
Wand of Mage Armor (750)
Wand of Shield (750)
200g remaining

AC 10 +4 (mage armor) +4 (shield) +5 (Dex) +3 (Wis), +1 (insight) +1 (monk) +1 (luck) +2 (natural) +1 (deflection) +16 (dodge (+4 (Ki defense) +3 (flowing dodge (3 enemies adjacent)) +1 (dodge feat) + 4 (fighting defensively (+2 normal, +1 crane style, +1 acrobatics) +4 (in melee with crane wing until missed by 4 or less) = 48

With a -2 to fight defensively. The 2 wands would probably have been PP purchases along with a wand of Barkskin, would have made one of the 5k purchases an amulet of agile instead to add dex to unarmed damage for a +7 to hit and 1d8+5 damage or flurry for +7/+7/+2 1d8+5.

Alternatively, you could also get a couple of pearls of power and ask friendly spell casters if they'd cast some of the spells instead of using the wands so that they'd last longer, but that's more if you have a regular group like we did.

Shield does take a standard action to activate with the ioun stone and with the wand would only last 1 minute and Ki Defense is a swift action and at 6th lvl there's only 6 ki points, so you can't have the 48 AC all the time, but still.

My wife basically took this character from 1st through Eyes of 10. She also tripped and redirected and had a few other fun surprises as well as an insane AC. GM could only hit on a 20.

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You guys are all grasping at Bones. I think Yar should Troi to LaForge a new line of puns. Otherwise someone might come in and Crusher you.

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

Yeah I've been a big fan of the comic maps and thought they'd be great for PFS, but I know some of them might be hard to acquire as their comics have been out for some time.

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Guide to RPG Guild wrote:

Note

that it’s possible for a player to spend her
character’s Prestige Points even if the PC is dead,
petrified, or otherwise out of commission. In essence,
this represents the PC having made prior arrangements
with her faction to perform certain actions on her
behalf
, such as recovering her dead body and returning
it to a specific location or having it raised from the dead.
In this event, the PC’s actual location does not impact
the Prestige Point cost.

The last line has been in the guide for years. It seems at odds with the table that says to add +5 to the cost. I once used this to simulate a contingency type raise dead for a PC I killed with the optional encounter that I probably should have skipped.

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

<sigh> I wouldn't know... The only time I ran it the flying alchemist made his perception check and went in a surprise round and first in the full round and bombed him to death before he got to do anything...

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I was glad to finally meet you at GenCon. Hopefully we'll meet again. :)

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Murdock Mudeater wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
What book has a large-sized torch available for purchase?

Not what I said, I was talking about a small character using a medium torch from a medium character. If a torch is a one-handed weapon, then a medium character's torch is a two-handed torch for a small character.

As written, I don't think the torches really have a size, as it's just assumed that you'd be using one of your size. The size only really matters when you attempt to use it as an improvised weapon.

There are no small/medium/large torches, there's just torches. If you look in the CRB in the equipment table you'll see there isn't a superscript 1 next to torch's weight. That means a halfling is using the same sized torch as a human or hill giant. So yeah, a halfling wielding a torch as an improvised weapon would probably need two hands.

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

Ah right, missed that part. :)

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Created your own what? The Chronicle sheets have to be used as is. You can't make your own substitutes.

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Games for Vets @ Sheridan SpringFest, Memorial Day Weekend

Lester J Sitts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5065
209 West Washington
Sheridan MI. 48884

Kick off the summer with VFW Sheridan as we host our Inaugural Games for Vets mini-con. Most (if not all) Tabletop events will be free. Events are open to all.

Donations will be greatly appreciated and will go towards creating a game library for weekly events at VFW 5065 throughout the summer and beyond. As we build our catalog, we also plan to provided donated games to Veterans who are inpatients/residents at hospitals, VA Centers, Grand Rapids Home for Vets and local/regional nursing homes.

PFS will be hosted by Central Michigan Venture-Captain Eric Clingenpeel. Slot schedules are ready for GM sign-up and more can be added if needed.

Out of the Box (Zeeland & Holland) has agreed to sponsor Fantasy Flight Games events; such as, Andriod: Netrunner; Star Wars: X-Wing and Armada; Warhammer 40K: Conquest; A Game of Thrones; and more.

We are going to work with other stores or individuals to sponsor even more tournaments; such as, Hero Clix, Dice Masters, and Magic the Gathering. If you have and recommendations and/or requests, see our Warhorn site for contact information.

The VFW 5065 Auxiliary are the host and coordinator for all SpringFest Events around Sheridan, the kitchen inside VFW 5065 during SpringFest, the SpringFest Queens Pageant and BINGO! On Friday & Sunday evenings.

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You could go halfling and Fighter (Eldritch Guardian) with a mauler cat familiar. Your house cat could then become medium at will and it'd be big enough to ride then.

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