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Goblin Squad Member. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,525 posts (40,424 including aliases). 5 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 17 Pathfinder Society characters. 27 aliases.


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Andoran

Gotcha. That makes a lot more sense. Thanks.

Andoran

My roommate and I got started with OP last night starting with the demo scenario. One thing we're having a hard time wrapping our heads around is box rewards. The campaign rules mention replacing cards obtained from the box afterward with cards from the character deck but 1) It seems like that'll max out your deck very quickly and 2) How are those rewards recorded?

After the scenario we had something like 16 boons picked up throughout the scenario. Per the campaign rules we split them evenly and then started swapping them out 1 for 1 for character deck cards but I very quickly ran out of B weapons/armor and I'm confident after a couple more scenario's I'll be out of 1 and 2 weapons and armor. Are characters intended to power up that quickly? Are we doing something wrong?

Andoran ****

Yup. Thanks again!

Andoran ****

Eh, I don’t consider opting for a pregen to play up bad behavior but I have a friend that I’ve played with for years try to switch out his character for pregens when the DM mentions a given scenario is dangerous. Fortunately, a healthy amount of public shaming works wonders. Maybe that's what the campaign needs - guidelines for public shaming!

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Reading this discussion makes me laugh because my first thought is "Are any players really this cheesy?" and then I remember that I personally know players that have done this kind of thing in the past. It just sucks that we have to be saddled with awkward and overly punishing campaign rules because of bad behavior from a few.

Andoran ****

Thanks John.

Andoran

I was the co-DM for the group that finished Skull and Shackles from beginning to end in four months. We're one of the two PBP APs to ever finish on these boards.

I'm also DMing a Rise game that's midway through book four (22 months) and am co-DMing a Second Darkness game that's starting book five (15 months). Both of these campaigns will finish.

Would a DM like me be willing to host a RD? Perhaps. Your posting record and passion for the game are great but your focus on optimization is discouraging and not something I necessarily want among my players. Would you be open to toning it down?

Andoran ****

Parts 3-6 are not an option for sanctioning/reporting nor can they be manually added to an event that's already been created.

Screenshot!

Andoran ****

Yeah there's chronicles for all six parts as well as content breakdowns in the PDF.

Who do we contact to get this addressed?

Andoran ****

I'm trying to create an event but only the first two parts show up for sanctioning. Is this intended?

Andoran

It sounds like you guys have made up your minds so I'll bow out. Thanks anyway.

Andoran

Put me on the interest list.

I'll be cooking up a sorceress of some kind.

Andoran

Those are pretty tight requirements and you're going to have a hard time fulfilling them here. With the current PBP culture, few APs make it that far.

Andoran ****

I believe there's a level 20 out there. I know of a few 19s (myself included).

Andoran

Well I don't want to buck the vampiric boat. If the story's going to be vampire-driven, I'll bow out. Thanks anyway.

Andoran

Hoping to hear from the DM before I invest a bunch of time in building a character.

Andoran

EldonG wrote:
I made a boo-boo. It's 1d10+7, so one less. Sorry, it's been a while since I looked at that, and I'm not the original GM.

This post.

Andoran

Mordesel linked them a few posts up in a spoiler block.

I'm also a bit puzzled by stat generation. The DM mentioned 1d10+7 but I see everyone rolling 1d10+8. Did that change?

Andoran

Well they're recruiting up to two characters. There's no reason they can't have both. =P

The more I think about it the more I'm enamored with the idea of brutish orc bloodrager. That'd help with the party's arcane needs as well.

Andoran

I can do vampire-compatible. I'm leaning towards a half-orc bloodrager with a fiendish blood connection to Moloch.

Will there be accommodations made for us non-vampires? Vampire comes with some major mechanical buffs.

Andoran

Wait Oladon's here? Pfft. I quit!

Andoran

Who else did you invite?

Andoran

Greetings!

Between your buddy and Simon, it sounds like this is going to be a game of fresh characters. I can work with that.

Andoran

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Andoran

I might be interested. Is there still the heavy emphasis on vampirism that the original DM implied?

Andoran

Some of these aren't sins but rather virtues. That said, the DMNPC thing is especially common and rather annoying among old school DMs. It's one of those things I keep hoping will die.

Andoran

This seems really good. So if Oloch is packing a hand full of blessings he gives everyone +4 to everything?

Andoran

Ignore the naysayers. A melee-dedicated wizard will do fine - especially in a limited environment like PFS. There's a broad range of viable between useless and typical optimization.

Andoran ****

I'm pretty sure this falls under 'interpretation'.

If rerolls are allowed as a vehicle for advertising PFS, having a t-shirt on the table as advertising makes just as much sense to me as having a folio on the table. I suppose if I'm feeling like a stickler I'll make them wear it on their head. =P

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If you aren't required to wear the folio on your torso, I'm not going to require players to wear the shirt on their torso either.

Andoran

Seriously guys, leave pummeling style alone.

Gamers gunna game.

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None of my barbarians have or need pounce. The need for pounce is an optimization myth.

Andoran ****

Thankfully, despite the naysayers, we have retraining now!

You can fix almost any and all build snafus with a bit of gold and some prestige.

Andoran

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Balance is an impossible goal but one the game should still strive for. We should never accept the status quo as good enough.

Andoran

I highly recommend moving away from any sort of XP and using a level-by-milestone system. Not only does it mitigate those XP meta-rewards but it also discourages the "clear out the dungeon" habits born of video games and encourages the PCs to focus on the story/quest at hand.

Andoran

If you'd rather play the ranger, do the ranger. Oladon and I can figure it out.

Andoran

We're looking to play low but this mod is known to be one of most difficult in season 5. The versatility of a level 10 cleric would be nice.

Andoran

You can teamwork with Lini's cat!

But very well. I'll bring the beef.

I'll be a 7 or 8. I need to check my chronicles when I get home.

Andoran

What say you: Arching and alchemy or Skalding in melee?

Andoran

Okay, bring the cleric. Oladon can bring Lini. What do want for our fourth? I have a melee skald or an archer alchemist.

Andoran

Who/what are you bringing Tanga? Oladon is playing a pregen and is therefore flexible. I'm pretty flexible at the 7-8 range as well. Terrill's a serious melee powerhouse.

Andoran

Looks like Kalt and Oladon.

Andoran

We need one more reliable poster with a higher leveled character.

Any suggestions?

Andoran

Oh noes!

Andoran

Just finished. My final time clocked in at just over 23 hours but I'm confident I could have done it in under 20 if I hadn't spent so much time avenging my friends. I didn't finish all the collection quests but there's little point to it other than completionism as I was max level when I still had 5-6 story quests to go.

Andoran

I did almost everything in the first chapter. I did all the weapon-skill trials and all of the slave missions. I skipped collecting some of the artifacts and most of the herb collections.

I think I might have broken the game recently. I picked up a couple runes that heal me for 41% of my health whenever I perform a certain finisher. I can perform said finisher every 1.66 hits. I'm nigh invulnerable right now.

Andoran

I just moved into the second chapter and the game's still a blast.

I will say I'm a little disappointed with the progression system. I'm only in the second chapter and I've basically unlocked everything. I can still farm epic runes but I've got no new abilities to look forward to.

Andoran

I've loving this game thus far.

Andoran

I think I'll bow out. I accepted the invite precisely because I was the 5th player. I really like smaller parties. =)

Thanks anyway guys.

Andoran

It is ridiculous and absolutely broken.

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