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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Michigan—Alma. 2,756 posts (2,885 including aliases). 8 reviews. 1 list. 2 wishlists. 22 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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

silverace99 wrote:

I can easily see why replay would be not allowed normally. What has really bothered me is the insistence that GM's who put in all those hours and money to make PFS a success only get one replay per star per LIFETIME.

I hardly think GM's being able to replay on average a couple scenarios a year would ruin Pathfinder Society. I sincerely hope that was discussed in your meetings and that something will be done about it eventually.

That's why they made the Expanded Narrative boon to recharge replays once per year.

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

Michael Brock wrote:
ACG Origins will be entered into the next update next week. Champions of Corruption will likely not be allowed immediately and needs further scrutiny.

I'm hoping the Monster Codex will be added as well? I know it'd only be for ratfolk and goblins currently, but my ratfolk hunter is begging for cheek pouches and cleanliness...

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In my game I won't allow disable construct to work on robots. It specifically disrupts the magic that animates magical constructs, which would do nothing to a robot since they aren't magical.

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

It could take a couple of months before it gets fixed. In the end it doesn't really matter. The reporting system is more for Paizo's information of how many are playing what scenarios/factions and how they're doing overall.

I'm sure Mike/your VC/San Diego's VC will get to it as soon as they can.

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

Chris Mortika wrote:
Eric, how much of the town do you use? (When I ran James Jacobs' level at Origins, and Erik Mona's level locally, I had single fights that took over 5 hours!)

About as much as I use of Absalom when I run something like Delirium's Tangle, To Delve the Dungeon Deep, or The Confirmation.

Shadow Lodge

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Are you asking if you can start with them in your deck? No. You can only start with cards in the class decks and there aren't any promo cards in the class decks.

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

Hey! I had skills, they just didn't come up and the summoner was a caster... ;)

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

Sorry Chris, but last year we did a full con running Thornkeep in single slots. I've run all the levels except the highest lvl multiple times and they've all been about 5 hours.

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You could give one to another player to hold onto but give it back once you get a card feat. <shrug> only way I know of doing what you want to do within the rules of the game.

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Well, it is hard to say just how the ACGOP will play out. It's the first time they've done this. I don't think they would pull them, since PFSRPG still allows season 0 play. Tanis would be the best qualified to answer that question, though.

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

Well, just look through the encounters. The XP is there for an entire level of experience. I've never gone through a scenario, but I'd guess it averages about a third of what you'd need to level, though it may be more.

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First World Bard wrote:
They can certainly *play* on the horizon, but I believe that they won't get the reward for doing so.

This

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We ran two sessions last night of Ghosts of the Deep. First slot we had 3 players (Valeros, Amaryllis, and Tarlin) Tarlin and Valeros both got pretty close to death, but we managed to survive, even if we didn't win.

The second slot we tried again, and added Harsk (store owner got to get a game in, was too busy first slot). Again, everyone but Amaryllis got close to death a couple of times, and we lost by a round maybe two. We probably would have won the second time if we hadn't had some really (REALLY) bad rolls. The player of Tarlin rolled a ton of ones (especially when it really counted...)

We still had fun. My wife played Amaryllis, and I had never been able to interest her in RotRACG, but she tried the ACGOP and had fun, and even went as far as suggesting we play some at home. So, even though we lost, it was still successful in my eyes. :D

Shadow Lodge

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Meh. They were released at GenCon. There was nothing stopping players from taking pictures of the scenarios and posting them anywhere, so I don't see why it would stop anyone from posting anything else.

There's just not a good "brief description" of the scenarios anywhere right now, and I'm not that good at summarizing things.

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0-1A - Ghosts of the Deep
0-1B - The Lone Shark
0-1C - Brine Dragon Hunt
0-1D - Salvage Operations
0-1E - Nature's Wrath
0-1F - The Treasure of Jemma Redclaw

As for descriptions, someone else could probably handle that better than I.

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

Congrats Lucas!

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Yes. PFS numbers are PFS numbers. You just have to have an event to get them.

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Con damage/drain and negative levels are AFAIK the only way to reduce max hp.

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One entry per session is right, win or lose. Since you can replay you could have a full sheet of the same scenario. At GenCon there was a guy that had lost #1 like 3-4 times and finally won Saturday night.

During a replay you still have the ability to upgrade a card, even if you don't get the scenario reward so that still needs to be tracked.

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E-pick colors just designate what bonus they give to checks.

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I'm really tempted to make a ratfolk lion shaman named Jerry...

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

Ok, I think you're asking, what does PFS bring to your store? Yes?

PFS brings the world to your store. By running PFS you're saying, "Here we are!" There are players all over the world playing the same campaign, and by running PFS you're welcoming them to your store if they're in the area.

Running PFS in your store (and making sure events are registered/reported here on Paizo) will show players that you're Pathfinder/Paizo friendly and they'll come to your store to buy books. (Which is your goal, right? To make money?)

It gives players a chance to try different characters. It'll let more people try their hand at GMing.

Yes some of the "house rules" can seem strict at first glance, but PFS allows a lot more things than some of my home game GMs have ever allowed.

One of the rules Paizo has made is players are supposed to own the books they use. If someone has a summoner they should have the APG, Bestiary, and any other book they use something from. This requirement will mean they might need to buy more books from you (again, one of your store's goals, right?)

As for the last sentence, I'll try to figure it out. PFS characters can't make magic items. Since Item creation throws off the wealth level of characters and usually needs strict GM adjudication, item creation feats are banned.

For the last part, scenarios released over the last year or so have special options that can be reported. Paizo gets the results and it has affected scenarios that have been released after the earier ones. Example, 5-01 characters had to choose between supporting one of two merchant organizations. They were aiming to use the winner in a later scenario. It ended up a tie, so both merchants from 5-01 were in the later scenario and made it a more drastic choice between them.

That's the kind of thing that PFS player choices make. Important NPCs or situations that get reported can change depending on how the players play each scenario.

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Theryon Stormrune wrote:
Greyhawke, that's the exact reason I was asking. I'm investing my time into playing a character. And to have to banish an upgrade card for whatever reason and not get a replacement back seems punitive. I'd have to waste another upgrade to get that potential card back.

In a normal game if you banish a higher level card you can't get it back, so why should you in an organized play game? It's a sacrifice that you're making. If you aren't comfortable with making that sacrifice then take your damage.

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

Congrats Adam!

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In a couple of blogs John's said that they're looking at sanctioning it.

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

Man time flies! We're less than two weeks away from Tavern Con! :D Chronicles are printed, boons are printed (and there are a couple of pretty good ones too!)

We still have plenty of open seats on Sunday and a few on Saturday left. If we need to we can always add a table too.

Check out our Facebook page for some of the beer/wine that will be available during the con as well as a sneak peek of the prize support. :)

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

woganator wrote:
Bonekeep: +1 xp, +1 PP, +55 GP, "This Chronicle sheet grants access to the following: Bonekeep Cure, Inubrix Ore, Elven burial shroud +1, black dragonhide access.

I do need to point out that you reduce gold to 500. If you earned less than 500 you would only get what you earned. So if you did only earn 55g in bonekeep 3, that's all that you'd get.

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When I played a summoner who went that route, I dipped into Oracle (nature) and picked it up as a spell know with a revalation. It also gave me cure light and remove sickness which came in quite handy in addition to more 0 lvl spells.

But if you don't want to dip, it probably wouldn't be for you.

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Nope, you're doing it right. Closing a location can be very important. You usually don't want to be at a location unless you're comfortable with being able to close it. Your other options if there's a lot of cards left is to leave it open for the villain to run to or leave someone there that can close it temporarily when needed.

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And coordinators in PFS don't always own every scenario that they report if they have multiple GMs for an event. Who reports an event is not something that Paizo keeps track of or probably even cares about, just as long as it gets reported.

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Which ever works better for you, really. Personally I would lean towards the coordinator doing the reporting. For regular PFS events, I've always considered reporting as part of the coordinator's job.

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Registered stores and Venture-Officers get them in their downloads as they come out. Everyone else will be able to buy a bundled PDF of them a month after their release.

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Since the hightech firearms are expensive, until they start getting expensive items more often they won't be getting firearms more often.

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Mike Selinker wrote:

Other than those in adventure 1 (which is in the box set), all locations introduced inside an adventure are not reused later in the adventure path. This is because of a paradigm we call "the Afghanistan principle."

At Lone Shark, we're big fans of sending games overseas to our troops. But given where they're deployed, our troops often don't have a friendly local game store wherever they are stationed. So I would not be surprised to discover that one of our fans in Afghanistan had a base set and adventure 4, but not adventure 2 or 3. So asking her to use a card from adventure 3 when the closest copy of that card is several countries away would be unfair. So we don't do it.

The Afghanistan principle guide decisions like "all role cards are in the base set, even though they're not gained until adventure 3" and "if a henchman appears in two adventures, he shows up in the base set."

These are things we think about when designing games. Hope that helps.

Mike... This ranks as the most awesome post that I've read in a long time. You guys rock!

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My long time players enjoyed using the pregens, since they got to try out the different pregens for each quest if they wanted. Several of them now want to build characters of the pregens they tried.

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Just make it known that if a player is replaying a scenario then they'll be seated last. Fresh players get first priority.

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

zefig wrote:

It sounds like he'd have trouble both Reporting and Cooperating. Why is he in the society to begin with if he refuses to play ball?

Some concepts just aren't very well suited to Society play.

Exactly what I was going to say Zefig

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Hey guys. I mentioned on another thread earlier this week in the Card Game section that I hadn't gotten my promo cards yet and they suggested to wait until after 10 business days just in case it was held up somewhere.

I did and I still haven't gotten them. I picked up my 2 subscription sets at GenCon, but didn't get any of the promos at the time. I know some of my players would enjoy seeing them and being able to play with them, so I figured I'd go ahead and ask about them.

Thanks a bunch! We appreciate everything you guys do, I know you don't get thanked nearly enough for the fantastic service that you guys perform. So let me say again, THANK YOU!

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I don't know what you ordered, but when I was looking to order something today it said several times that it would take 2 to 14 business days to ship from warehouse. One week is hardy cause to complain.

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

Hmm... Does this mean the pirates are spreading out from Florida? I thought we had them contained down there...

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

Aw man... no one told me it was Pirate Rob... and now it's too late to edit my welcome post... *sigh*

Just kidding man, welcome! ;D

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I made pawns of all the creatures I needed.

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Congrats Robert and welcome to the team! You've got some big shoes to fill in there. :)

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I would allow it in my game, but RAW it does say "object"

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I did a generic "late spring" and I'm not keeping track of days, though I suppose I could. We kind of started pretty quickly, like a week or two after I decided to run it.

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The Technology Guide also has write ups on the metals starting on page 56.

EDIT: <facepalm> and since it's in the tech guide... it's in the PRD Scroll down to the bottom.

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Its quite interesting. The movement requirement (if you don't move on your turn you have to bury a card) makes it quite interesting.

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GM Darkblade wrote:
Campaign Coins wrote:
We're so glad you like this, folks! It was an honour to bring the most iconic Pathfinder magic item to life.

Cough cough, Wayfinder cough,

Pretty please

Ooo! I second that! :) At Gencon I suggested faction badges would be cool, but a wayfinder would be awesome.

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If the sheets stay the same as they were at Gencon, you don't hand out a sheet per scenario, each chapter has its own sheet.

Personally, I'd rather see the decks being made at the table, and you wouldn't know for sure how many locations you'd need.

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The scenarios they're releasing aren't much different (except for more flavor text) than the scenario cards in the game. There's nothing that you'd need to "prep" Dragnmoon.

If they were available to the public the first day, they're be no incentive to go to the store to play them. They're doing it so that stores can offer the scenarios first before the public gets to play them at will.

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