Red Mantis Assassin

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Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

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In my opinion, definitely do not allow evil into society play. As a player of two classes with more evil potential than almost any other, the Assassin and the Red Mantis Assassin (both PFS legal via Gencon auction boons)I have had this discussion many, many times in the past years. I frequently ask other players how they would play these classes and usually shudder at the responses and am glad these classes are not in open play. I stopped being surprised long ago when the most lawful, respectful, honor-bound character at the table is the Assassin. Also, I do not believe evil deities should be allowed either. Through my observations GMing over 400 tables, Usually the followers of evil deities, especially Asmodeus, act frequently more evil than merely lawful, chaotic or neutral and justify their actions with the corresponding 'that is what my character would do - don't blame me'. My personal observation is that anything open to abuse......will be abused.

Grand Lodge

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701 [Sarcesian Operative/Mystic] Diasporan Sniper Rifle, Spells
702 [Kasathan Soldier] Bow, Grenades
703 [Half Orc Operative] Shirren Eye-Rifle
704 [Android Soldier/Operative]Curve Blade, Thunderstrike sonic pistols
705 [Lashunta Envoy] Needler Pistol
706 [Half Elf Technomancer]Tac Semi-Auto Pistol, Magic Missile

Grand Lodge

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I should post under the correct flag as the 6th.

Grand Lodge

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Tineke (Woran),
I would be glad to sit in on your table as a VC. I believe the Paizocon VC dinner will be around 6-7pm based on the past few I have attended. If you are about to be a new VC or representing Auke, You should be able to attend. We may be able to start earlier, then take a break for the VC dinner, and complete the game after the Dinner. We did the same thing a few years ago at Gencon for a 5-star/VC table. My plane arrives around one pm.
As an aside, I believe we have played together in the Netherlands in the past. I was one of the certifying VOs for Auke's 5-Star game (where we had 2 future RVC's, Auke and Dave Harrison), at another game run by Vincent (Serimpunk)I played my PFS Red Mantis Assassin.
Guy Martelle
PFS VC, Northern Illinois - Chicago

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

I have to agree. Best Marshaling yet, especially in allowing seating and marshaling inside the room rather than the cluster in the hall.

Kudos for the marshals for doing a great job.

My table also had a problem with an unprepared GM for the interactive at level 10-11. Waiting around while a GM reads under limited play time is very unfulfilling. Getting less the one round of action for the final battle was unsatisfying.

The one AM finish with 8AM start plus commute each way lead to very short nights. If the same schedule is used next year, I will have to leave an open evening or morning slot to clear the fatigued/exhausted condition.

My only personal minor issue was that I had Maelstrom's Rift thoroughly prepared with printed color maps and all support materials, when I was pulled at the last minute to run wounded wisp. The evergreen went great, having run it about a dozen times, but would really have preferred running the scenario I had spent so much time preparing. I found out the next day that many GMs would have traded.

Overall, the convention was great and the hard work of all involved was very much appreciated.

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

Thursday
Slot 1: GM 7-20 All for Immortality part I: First Taste of Eternity
Slot 2: Play 8-03
Slot 3: GM 7-98 Special: Serpent’s Ire

Friday
Slot 4: GM
7-26 All for Immortality part II: All the Gods Beyond
Slot 5: Play 7-28 with Level 10 PFS Legal Red Mantis Assassin
Slot 6: Play 8-00 Special: The Cosmic Captive (Tier 10-11) with Level 10 PFS Legal Red Mantis Assassin

Saturday
Slot 7: GM
7-29 All for Immortality part III: Serpents Fall
Slot 8: GM 7-10
Slot 9: GM 7-99 Special: Through Maelstrom Rift

Sunday
Slot 10:
Play 7-29 part III with Level 14 PFS Legal Assassin

Grand Lodge

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I will be participating as well.

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

Added Dubuque Iowa and Platteville Wisconsin

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

Some information seems to be missing.
No mention is made about Cassian's actions on arrival. I assumed

Spoiler:
he told the PC's that he would go about Zarta's business on his own but would arrange rooms for them at the Wicked Fork, procure the supplies they will need and meet up with them in the morning. Otherwise, why would the PC's go there given Tamrin's warning.

For the gourd garden encounter treasure.

Spoiler:
Is it proper to assume all treasure beyond the number of Leshy's is scattered throughout the garden and can be discovered with a Perception check. The remaining treasure will be allocated one per Leshy head.

In combat tactics for the BBEG final battle at low tier

Spoiler:
How can Arenzo snipe with no range attacks. Possibly hurl insults? Should he have a short bow as he does in high tier?

Besides these minor points, I liked the scenario and look forward to running it at a convention this weekend.

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

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We are also having great success with core in SW Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa in our college town weekly games days. The new players appreciate being able to play on an equal footing with the other players without having to buy numerous books. They all have had to embrace the coordinate and teamwork aspects of Pathfinder and many have played through most of season 6 and 7, including the higher level scenarios, and have done very well. Many of the core players are also willing to DM, especially the season 7 scenarios since all the monster stats are part of the scenario. We are starting to get some good migration into PFS RPG as players but the newer Core GMs are still hesitant to GM RPG because of the many complicated player abilities.
We are also seeing participation by older, experienced RPG players who appreciate the challenges of playing core and the ability to replay every scenario.

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

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Kuurus, Oni-Spawn Tiefling and Decemvariate cleared PFS Assassin is now a Seeker, awaiting EOTT, although amazed at surviving almost 50 pathfinder missions and accomplishing exactly one Assassin Death attack (non-lethel vs a rogue PFS Venture Captain, returning the miscreant back to Absalom.

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

I plan on getting in Wednesday morning and playing in the afternoon Auke, hopefully we can get together for another game. Pathfinder NL rocks!

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

Thursday, July 30

Slot 1 (0800-1300): GM #7-01 Between the Lines (1-5)
Slot 2 (1300-1800): GM #6-13 Of Kirin and Kraken (7-11)
Slot 3 (1900-2400): Special Kickstarter Viewing of Spinward Traveller TV pilot Gencon Premier

Friday, July 31

Slot 4 (0800-1300): GM #6-21 Tapestry's Toil (5-9)
Slot 5 (1300-1800): GM #6-20 Returned to the Sky (7-11)
Slot 6 (1900-2400): Play Special (1-11) at Level 11 or 9

Saturday, August 1

Slot 7 (0800-1300): Play #6-23 Darkest Abduction with 11th Level PFS Legal Assassin
Slot 8 (1300-1800): Play #7-03 Bronze House Reprisal with 9th Level PFS Legal Red Mantis Assassin
Slot 9 (1900-2400): GM True Dragons of Absalom Special

Sunday, August 2

Slot 10 (0900-1400): GM Serpents Rise Special

Grand Lodge

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I am another

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Illinois—Northern Ilinois

I also am interseted in starting PFS play in Dubuque. I was planning on talking to Comic World about starting weekly game play. We have recently started weekly PFS in Platteville WI at UWP but are slaved to class schedules and are currently in winter break https://www.warhorn.net/events/platteville-wi-uwp-pfs. We are planning on 20 tables of PFS play at Plattecon 6-8 March. Sign up is open on warhorn https://www.warhorn.net/events/plattecon

I am very interested in supporting any PFS gaming interest in Dubuque.