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Tarik Blackhands wrote:

Wall of fire blocking LOS isn't mentioned in the write up but it sounds pretty self evident to me since blazing inferno walls isn't exactly glass on the transparency scale.

The Wall of Fire blocking Line-of-sight comes in the "Effect" line of the spell.

Wall of Fire wrote:
Effect opaque sheet of flame up to 20 ft. long/level or a ring of fire with a radius of up to 5 ft./two levels; either form 20 ft. high

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Sorry, nitpick. Was it Resist Energy or Protection from Energy? Resist energy takes the amount of elemental damage off each strike for as long as the spell is up. It doesn't "deplete" per se. Protection from Energy gives you a large depleting pool.

As for the topic at hand, most GMs I've seen have taken the merciful side of the ruling and either deal the "Crossing" damage and not the "within X" feet damage.

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Most miniature companies don't make ones for enlarged humanoids. Your best bet would be to look for miniatures for giants, and see if you can get one that fits. Your best bets are probably looking at Frost Giants, Fire Giants, or Storm Giants and recoloring them.

Or as said above, but find a medium sized mini that you like and put a large-size base or stencil under it when the Enlarge Person happens.

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Or you could ask your GM if you can have that extra language for free?

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I can't say that I've seen that many. Of them, the more popular (at least in my area) have been Kineticists, Mesmerists, and Occultists.

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Fill out your Chronicle sheet as normal, and make a note on there to yourself that you used a GM star to replay it. It's up to you to keep track of your stars and stuff.

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1 xp. There's a scaling reward for how many parts you get, so you get 1xp after the third part, with varying amounts of prestige and gold depending on how many parts you've done.

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Evangelist is perfectly legal for PFS. Here's the Additional Resources link: LINK

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claudekennilol wrote:
Nefreet wrote:

Only VOs have access to it.

It can't be casually downloaded.

So basically I should bring up with my VO the fact that he's never given it to a new player in the ~2 1/2 years I've been gaming at my location?

The boon hasn't been around for that long. It's relatively new.

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Shield Other wrote:
This spell wards the subject and creates a mystic connection between you and the subject so that some of its wounds are transferred to you. The subject gains a +1 deflection bonus to AC and a +1 resistance bonus on saves. Additionally, the subject takes only half damage from all wounds and attacks (including those dealt by special abilities) that deal hit point damage. The amount of damage not taken by the warded creature is taken by you. Forms of harm that do not involve hit points, such as charm effects, temporary ability damage, level draining, and death effects, are not affected. If the subject suffers a reduction of hit points from a lowered Constitution score, the reduction is not split with you because it is not hit point damage. When the spell ends, subsequent damage is no longer divided between the subject and you, but damage already split is not reassigned to the subject.

The warded creature takes half damage from the attack (rounded down as per usual). The person who cast shield other takes everything else, not just half.

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Or you could keep Confirmation as is, then give them transfer orders to Varisia shortly after completion of their mission.

In character, Sheila's lodge is in need of plenty of agents around the time that Shattered Start starts, chronologically. Then you can them travel on the Throaty Mermaid to Varisia with an elven wizard and his bodyguard. When they get off in Varisia, another team gets on to ride with the elven delegates.

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Hi Ronald! VC Central/West MA!

So, the calendar on our site is just the games on our Boston Lodge PFS site. While the Boston Lodge is occasionally host to games in NH, with the increased presence of NH VOs, we split the region, and now it's in a region with Vermont. With the split of the region into the Mountain Lodge, which you can find here: LINK

Another thing is that Warhorns are not limited to just lodges. Several stores in NH operate their own Warhorns to coordinate all of their events, not just PFS, in one central place. Where are you located and I can send you a handy-dandy supply of info. Feel free to PM me here or e-mail me at CambridgePFS[at]gmail[dot]com. We venture officers are the ones who keep track of stuff to be a central source of info, so please don't feel like you're a bother for asking!

With that said, as to your third question, I don't think there'd be a problem with you starting up PFS at a store. We do have a lot of games going on in Southern NH and getting more going in Central NH. If anything, we might ask that you try to avoid running PFS at a game store in close proximity to another if they'd split the player base too greatly.

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8th level would work just fine. I could spend the first few levels having him look for ways to leech energy. Then when he hits 8, his shtick becomes "I need energy to smite my foes... you there! *drains Spiritualist* Thank you for your aid."

Works well.

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I'm tinkering with ways to get a Spiritualist's Phantom with some innate spellcasting ability, instead of going through items or delivering touch attacks. There's always UMD with wands/staves, but flavor-wise I'm looking for a phantom that is the remnant of a caster of some sort. It doesn't even have to be high level casting, as 0- and 1-levels would work fine. (This is going to be a pretty unoptimized home game, so it's okay that this is a suboptimal choice.)

Things I've already thought of:
- Extra traits to pick up a few low level spell-likes
- Deific/Celestial Obedience (but that wouldn't get my Phantom any spell-likes until very late in the game)

This is for a home game, so GM may make some allowances for third-party, I would greatly prefer Paizo-published materials. Closer to PFS-legal standards (as that's what my GM is most familiar with) would be preferred.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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As for why the numbers skipped? Perhaps you deleted some characters? Deleting the character doesn't free up the number again afterwards.

As to the solution, can you get in contact with the GM/reporter of your previous game, and have them correct the reporting to your -20 or -21? If not, try a Venture-Captain. Try your local one first, but any will do (even me!)

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Only players can benefit from the reroll. Since no player rolled the NPC's attack roll, a player can't reroll it.


...As a way of rewarding players who show their support

for the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign
by purchasing and wearing special shirts featuring
campaign insignia, faction logos, or Pathfinder
branding, a player wearing any of the shirts listed below
during a Pathfinder Society event may reroll one d20
roll during the course of that scenario.
This reroll must
happen before the original result is determined and
the player must use the reroll result, even if it is lower.

EDIT: Ninja'ed by that guy!

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If you're throwing that much at it, I'd say that would work. Now that you've triggered a black hole inside of a cave, how prepared are you to dig yourself out of an extreme cave-in?

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I'm running a group through an adventure path and at every level I give out up two little cards with a quill on it that give players a direct way to influence the story or characters. At every level players have a little election to give one quill to who they thought deserved a quill, for whatever reason. If there aren't a ton of quills floating out there, I choose one of the remaining players for whatever reason I choose. Example, while level 1 the barbarian started a great in-joke that the party still uses to this day (three years later, and currently level 12) and got himself one of the first quills.

Players can cash in their quill to ask if small details can change. As example, the half-orc barbarian wanted to marry into nobility to claim a title. She's a human, and he's a half-orc that hates humans because humans are so prejudiced against half-orcs. The NPC as written would have been very okay with it, because she got to keep a title (her husband died). So the barbarian traded in his quill to make the noblewoman unhappy with this marriage. And now they're both unhappily married in-character, but it gives more plot points that are in the player control.

It's helped reward people that the party felt carried their weight or added to the fun, and it's helped me draw some players out of their shells and into the game a bit more.

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Congrats Fred! Thanks for helping us out!

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Congrats, O.J.!

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Dunesparrow wrote:

Hey there

No one in my group has ever played OP, but we are considering it while we wait for Mummy's Mask to be released.

We did not realise there were any character restrictions.

I will finally read through the OP rules, but could you please confirm there are Character restrictions and offer any insight as to Why?


Hello! Thanks for considering giving OP a shot.

The characters that are used for OP are from the respective class decks. If there's a copy of your character in a base set, then you can use them as instead of the one from your class deck. For example, you could use Kyra from the Rise of the Runelords or Wrath of the Righteous base sets with the class deck because Kyra appears in the class deck.

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I know it's not the answer you're really looking for, but: the usefulness will depend on what you're looking for, how comfortable you are with pen-and-paper RPGs, and what you're looking to build. So, what are you looking for? Even books like Ultimate Combat, though physical fighting oriented, have some good things in it for casters. Let me kind of explain the Top 3 of those.

The obvious stand-out is the Core Rulebook. It's got all the core rules, in a book!

Next I'd recommend the Inner Sea World Guide, for flavor. You can learn about the world of Golarion, and its ins and out. There's very little "crunch." but a lot of "fluff." There are some player options, but it's a small sliver of the book.

And of course, the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide, because that's got all the rules specifically for Pathfinder Society Organized Play.

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Ridiculon wrote:
Why wouldn't it apply to number 3? Can you not persuade someone to tell you something they know?

Because it explicitly says it doesn't.

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Get a Ring of Delayed Doom? Or just pack some potions of Lesser Restoration?

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Stay tuned Patrick! While not on the cape, I'm working with a Store in New Bedford, if that's closer to you.

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It feels a bit disingenuous of a paladin who lives in a world where monsters routinely try to bite you, and who works for an organization that routinely sends you to where such monster lurk (and you're told as such as part of your training), to take an oath against using poisons but still frequent these locations under the guise of "Well, I didn't actively poison them."

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How much of a "dip" are you looking to go for? One level? Two levels? The rest of your characters progression?

I personally have been liking my Bard/Slayer. I took the Vanguard archetype and he can handle himself until his beefier friends arrive.

Plus with the giving out of teamwork feats, sharing of studied target bonuses, and extra feats if you take some combat styles as your talents.

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Sundering, or at least use it very sparingly. As a GM, I can throw monster after monster at them, with little/no loss when they get ripped to shreds. But permanently damaging a character's weapon is a bit harsh when they cannot find a caster high enough level to Make Whole a high level weapon.

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Congrats, Other David!

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Does the Wizard know that it is an Invisibility spell? If so, could it not tell the babau "Hey, dispel the enemy's Greater Invisibility spell?" That should do it, I reckon.

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Barker wrote:
Or you can have them crawl Emerald Spire - that's 13 levels of menagerie.

Apparently, they've requested no more dungeons. So yes, I'd have to reiterate how great Kingmaker AP is for exploration. The exploration is a HUGE part of the AP, and you don't have to do a lot of roleplay/arguments with NPCs if you do not want to do so.

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Thematics aside and the one time use aside, remember that a Kineticist's blast is an okay way of dealing damage to swarms. Probably best to throw it on a character who doesn't have an effective way to deal with them.


Even the weakest kinetic blast involves a sizable mass of

elemental matter or energy, so kinetic blasts always deal full
damage to swarms of any size (though only area blasts deal extra damage to swarms).

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You'll notice the difference in two spells like Reduce Person and Enlarge Person when it comes to projectiles; Enlarge Person has projectiles shrink to their normal size, while with Reduce Person they stay the same size. Pretty much for this exact reason. If he wants to do some more damage with his crossbow, he can look into the Gravity Bow spell. It makes bolts strike as if they were larger. Not ballista bolt large, but if you're playing a home game or something maybe you could make a Greater Gravity Bow spell that makes a crossbow bolt hit as if two or even three times larger.

As to the command word question, yes, it is a standard action to activate a magic item.

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thejeff wrote:
David Montgomery wrote:
All of the Advanced Players Guide iconic characters* (Alchemist, Cavalier, Inquisitor, Oracle, Witch) are being worked on. See blog post here.

That blog post doesn't actually say that. It's talking about the Occult Guide classes.

There's a comment in the post for the pregens, but it dates to November of last year.

The caption under the image says that Alain's holding things up. Darn nobility.

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All of the Advanced Players Guide iconic characters* (Alchemist, Cavalier, Inquisitor, Oracle, Witch) are being worked on. See blog post here.

*NOTE: The Summoner has an Unchained pregen available in Fane of Fangs, but given its legality in PFS now, the APG one is probably not going to be a thing.

Edited to add: You may want to look at the materials the pregen for Master of Fallen Fortress has, as a base. That may have not been available to you at the time, though.

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Hi Hoksmur.

If they channel negative energy, then they can only do the Harm version. The Harm (dazing) channel does not have any intelligence limit on it. If you want it to be so, maybe you should talk to the player and see if they'd be fine with you limiting it to creatures with an intelligence of 3 or higher.

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There are two scenarios I can think of that kind of simplify the Duel and Performance Combat mechanics.

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The Guide is the source, not a reference. So for Organized Play, you can waive the roleplaying requirements of entry to a prestige class. Was there any questions about a specific prestige class or anything?

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Actually, Pennywit, I was looking into that when I was finishing up Book 1 or 2 with the party. Great reminder. I could have the Shadow fey inhabit the town of Drelev.

I has originally planned to introduce Ms N. as a rival with the queen of the shadow fey for the affection of the same Eldest. Having won the eldest's affection, the queen of the shadow fey moves into the material plane, and makes good motivation for N to want to impose her fate on the Stolen Lands.

I'll have to look into that again.

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So my party just made their way into Fort Drelev, and performed a not-so-stealthy assassination on Baron Drelev. Spoilered for length, I guess.

The Assassination:
They flew to the top of his tower under cover of night and Invisibility, hid in his closet until he came in the room (with Lady Maray) for some... after-dinner activities, and yanked Lady Maray when the Baron went to wish his wife goodnight. After tying Lady Maray up, they pulled her into the closet and waited for the Baront to come back to ambush him. A fight ensued, as the party Wall of Stone-ed over the door to the bedchamber. Imeckus brought the baroness, and two guards in with a Dimension Door (I changed one spell per level of his spells to some less combat oriented support/utility spells, since he probably wouldn't have had reason so blast everything to bits on a casual day.) A lightning bolt from Imeckus and a crit from the Baron led to the death of the party's Oracle, and then fortune turned in the party's favor. The Baron and the guards got mowed down by a series of crits. Imeckus made his retreat, true to tactics, via Teleport. The party figured the deed done as best they could, and several guards still hacking their way through the wall of stone over the door, fled via Teleport to revivify their Oracle.

The party abducted Baroness Pavetta, and Lady Maray willingly chose to be teleported out with the party as the town would probably suspect her of foulplay since a guard that survived saw Lady Maray in the bedchamber and she's generally a newcomer to the fort.

Quite the feat, as they were only level 9 when they flew in and I didn't nerf the Baron. However, the party is pretty content with their efforts in stirring up trouble, and has little/no desire to "liberate" the town. This should leave plenty of room for a power vacuum in Fort Drelev, and some things that they may have forgotten that needed to be done.

TL/DR: Party snuck into the keep, killed the lord, and are content to let the chaos sort the rest of the town out.

So with that said, I'm looking for feedback on how to handle some issues!

Power Vacuum:
Who fills the power vacuum, if there is one? My initial guess would be Mr. I, since he already pacified Drelev Keep through warfare and intimidation. But at the same time I feel like he wouldn't bother. How long with Fort Drelev fester before Pitax steps in? I am thinking of letting Pitax score their own Liberation points and once they earn the requisite amount, Pitax takes over Drelev Demesne. I'm thinking that since they are only marginally interested, they may earn 1d2-1 LP per week to take into account any relief efforts, economic stimulation, and the Languishing penalties involved with going about it half-cocked.

Satinder may make a good choice, but there's little way for her to fulfill the work to take over the kingdom on her own and probably not without serious hassle and resistance from the remaining guards/nobles in the fort.

Mr. Numesti:
The party kind of left Terrion there at the keep, as they only made it through the top of the keep. With Drelev no longer in power, and no real need to keep Pitax happy, I don't think they'd need him alive. They were told by Kisandra that her father is being held prisoner in the keep, so shock-and-awe tactics were a bit careless on the party's part, I think. But careless enough to get the man killed? I kind of think so, especially if Pitax gains control of the fort.

The party has not gotten to encounter area X, with the refugees. Since they were arguing about whether to head to Fort Drelev, perhaps these should become refugees headed from Fort Drelev to Mivon to escape the chaos? It would be a good opportunity also guilt trip the PCs a bit.

Finding the Sisters:
With the library (M27) unsearched and no desire to head back to the castle until things pan out, any clues for finding the Black Sisters and Armag's Tomb? I couldn't figure anything else out except the Baroness and Lady Maray, but I don't think the Baroness would care enough to know exactly where the tomb is, and Lady Maray would only have some cursory knowledge, as she's heard about this through the baron.

The Runaway:
So after the hurting Imeckus put on the party, they are jonesing for a rematch with him. Can you think of a reason why Imeckus couldn't/wouldn't make his way into the leadership or service of Mr. I? I can't think of a reason why not, especially given his propensity for using divination spells to spy on people. He's make a great Spymaster for Pitax.

Thanks for the help.

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Sorry if this has already been answered. Couldn't find it.

Psychic spells with thought components are harder to cast than normal spells. Got it. A psychic spellcaster can center themselves as a move action as they cast the spell to use the normal concentration DC. Check. But does this apply to concentration checks to maintain spells when they take damage at a later time, or no? I could kind of see it either way.

Relevant rules text, Occult Adventures, page 144:

Thought Components wrote:

Thought Components: Thought components represent
mental constructs necessary for the spell’s function,
such as picturing a wolf in vivid detail—down to the
saliva dripping from its jaws—in order to cast beast
shape to transform into a wolf. Thought components are
so mentally demanding that they make interruptions
and distractions extremely challenging. The DC for any
concentration check for a spell with a thought component
increases by 10. A psychic spellcaster casting a spell with
a thought component can take a move action before
beginning to cast the spell to center herself; she can then
use the normal DC instead of the increased DC.

Does the "use the normal DC instead of the increased DC" clause apply to subsequent concentration DCs or only initial casting?

As an example, a mesmerist successfully defensively casts silent image after centering first (DC 17). An enemy attacks the mesmerist, and hits for 6 damage. What is the mesmerist's concentration DC to maintain the spell: 17 (10 + 6 damage taken + 1 spell level) or 27 (20 + 6 damage + 1 spell level)?

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I'm personally against it. I feel like a lot of adventures make balance assumptions based on what players are able to bring to the table. It's almost imperative that writers have some sort of assurance as to what players will and will not have access to.

As an anecdote, I've seen a 1-7 scenario (people will probably be able to guess which one it is) almost ruined in premise because a level 7 cleric had access to a particular 3th level cleric spell played down to tier 3-4. I mean, it wasn't a matter of being more effective in combat. It was a matter of major plot points gone in a few minutes. Things like this are the reasons why the tiers have started to shrink a bit since the start of Pathfinder Society. Not just combat-wise, but skill and ability wise, it's hard to challenge things as the levels increase. A 50-foot drop in your way is a killer for level 1-2, and a bruiser for levels 4-5. At 7, players may have flight, feather fall, great climb scores, earth manipulation, magical ropes that they can just thrown about.

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According to the guide, you can retrain your Favored Class Bonus into any other FCB legal to that character.

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Also adding that James Jacobs himself said he's not a PFS rules official here.

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Congratulations, all!

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Congrats to all of the recipients!

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Maybe you're playing with the wrong group? It sounds like they want to play one way but don't come out and say as much. Maybe talk to the GM and see if they'll tone down the challenge if you tone down your character?

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You could try a Google Doc, and then ask the community to X the games they could play.

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- Arcanists now are limited in the number of times they can use Consume Spells.

- A lot of Shaman hexes got "Cannot be targeted again for 24 hours" added onto it.

- Ecclesitheurge got their referenced, but cut off ability, blessing of the faithful.

... It's late and I'm tired, so I'm stopping there.

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The card is destroyed. The ability does not say cards are not destroyed, but he does not necessarily have to enhance cards with his pool; he can do it for any ranged weapon. So while he may throw cards, if he picks up a boomerang, for example, he could add returning to it.

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