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***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Lucas Servideo has been GMing like a madman out here, and he's earned his fifth GM star! Around these parts, Lucas is known for his love of goblins, and for printing all sorts of gaming aids ranging from player portfolios to shiny gaming maps!

Congratulations, and thanks for all your hard work!

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GM Lamplighter wrote:
EDIT: Ninja'd by Boston!


GM Lamplighter wrote:
so no one fights over who gets the XXX.

Sounds like a slogan for a Calistrian pleasure parlor...

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Welcome to PFS! I'm glad you enjoyed your first PFS experience, and hope you stay for more.

You should give the section in the free Guide to Organized Play a good reading through. It will explain quite a bit about the special rules for PFS.

You should get the boons that you earned. Any boons unearned should be crossed off by your GM, unless the boon specifically says something like "Choose one and cross the rest off your Chronicle sheet."

As for items and Prestige, Prestige can be traded in for bonuses, items, or spellcasting services. Increasing your Prestige also increases your Fame. Fame determines the upper buy limit that you spend on items when paying gold. Anything that you cannot buy from your upper buy limit must be either always available or on your chronicle sheet. So for example, your current Fame (4) is not enough to buy a 4339GP item, and it won't be for a few levels. BUT if you gather enough money to buy the item, you can purchase it anyway because this chronicle sheet unlocks that Scarab Shield.

Starting GP is how much money you had when you started the scenario. You'll go ahead and do the math down with however much you started the scenario with, and then keep a running total as you go through your sheets. Your "Starting GP" for the next Chronicle sheet should be the total GP you ended this sheet with.

For Upgrading Items, see this FAQ.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
As long as it died before you start it wouldn't have any mechanical effects. It might explain though why Mr tanky II is walking around in better armor you are.

Actually, it does have some mechanical effects for the Hunter class. They effectively lose the minutes/level duration of their animal focus if their animal companion is dead. This leads to some shenanigans depending on the hunter.

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Carla the Profane wrote:
That's good, because the Razmiran priest sorcerer archetype can use divine scrolls without expending them by using own spell slots; This way I can effectively cast my spells by expending lower lvl spell uses than when I knew the spell, albeit at a lower caster lvl etc. (Can't think of an example atm)

Except in PFS, there is no distinction between arcane and divine scrolls. So I think that may be a moot point, unless there's something I haven't seen. Does he treat scrolls of spells on both lists as if they were arcane or if they were divine?

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As long as you have sufficient fame and the spell doesn't appear on the aforementioned lists, it's fine. You can always try and to use UMD/Caster level checks to cast from the scroll.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Well, you've got to start somewhere! Consider your core rulebook covered, on me. Be sure to sign up in advance if you're going to Die Hard on Thursdays. If I'm there that week, I'll be sure to have a brand spanking new copy of the Core Rulebook for you.

See you around!

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If you contact a willing VC, they can actually go through your play history and let you know how much gold you had. Also, do you still have the chronicle sheets? [EDIT: Just saw the part about not having paperwork. Ignore that part.]

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The general consensus is "This is a cooperative game. If your build is getting in the way of your party's enjoyment, then you may want to rethink it."

That said, depending on the table, those still may be very effective options and definitely welcomed. Just be able to operate without it. I've had an entire scenario where no one was hit because all of the PCs could deal with the Darkness cast by a PC, and NPCs could not.

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There's no real set price for something like that, so you'd have to make it up, and talk with your GM about it.

Given that letting it toggle would make the sword more useful (being able to still hit both sets of creatures with little/no action loss), I would not be surprised if you get many answers stating it would probably be more than just getting Brilliant Energy put on.

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Dual-Cursed Oracles using a ability called Misfortune on their allies in hopes that they'll roll higher?

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Thank Norgorber for the Cleaner archetype for the Slayer. They can use their abilities to make the crime scene disappear!

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Good news, everyone!

Welcome Erik Oparowske, the new Venture-Lieutenant who will be helping me by covering New Hampshire.

If you haven't played with Opa before, he really gets players into the game, as demonstrated a week ago when he lead the table next to me in a rousing round of goblin song during We Be Goblins, Too! at Pop Culture.

Looking forward to working with you, Opa, and welcome to the team!

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It does cut down on the number of adjacent to a creature (8 on a square grid, vs 6 on a hex grid). This would matter a bit as a few weeks ago I ran a game that had 6 PCs and a 4 more companions/familiars in the fray.

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Hello. That prestige should go away after you hit Save, if all information has been entered.

You do not need to enter yourself as a player. You're already listed in the GM section, and it will apply credit to the character you enter in that session. Just give that character a chronicle sheet.

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Don't forget the 4-15 Cyphermage Dilemma! Pirates abound!

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Silh E. Flaxseed wrote:

What aggravates me the most is that Paizo only decided to stop including a 12+ tier after it's 5th season.. because there wasn't enough reporting of characters reaching those levels. My question is why didn't the cutoff happen in an earlier season?

For the first few seasons, the retirement arc was it. They actually added in module and AP santioning fairly recently (last two years, I believe).

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Serious note to all clerics that haven't given up their second domain: Give a serious look at the Pyxes of Redirected Focus. Help yourself avoid that moment where having "that" domain spell instead of "this" spell meant the difference between life and death.



PRICE 1,000 GP
AURA moderate transmutation CL 9th WEIGHT —
This round metal container is just large enough to contain
the wooden, coin-sized token inside. Each side of the token
is inscribed with a different prayer. Once per day, a cleric
(or other class with cleric domains) may activate the pyxes
and may select any one of her prepared domain spells and
replace it with the domain spell of that level from her other
domain. For example, a cleric with the Fire and Luck domains
could switch her 1st-level prepared burning hands domain
spell to true strike. The pyxes has no effect on creatures with
no domain spells or only one domain.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

There's also an absolutely free Web Enhancement that has the basic traits. LINK

If you want to use traits outside of that, you will need to buy the resource.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Check out this FAQ: LINK

Aasimar and tieflings are assumed to be half-human, and thus Medium sized, for purposes of Pathfinder Society.

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Hey Mark! Glad to hear you're doing well out there! Nice seeing you again at PaizoCon.

What's an appropriate range on the Surge power from the Oceans subdomain? You can't go wrong with melee/touch range, but the flavor of making a powerful wave just appear when there's something next to you seems odd.

Surge (Su): As a standard action, you can cause a mighty wave to appear that pushes or pulls a single creature. Make a combat maneuver check against the target, using your cleric level + your Wisdom modifier as your CMB. If successful, you may pull or push the creature as if using the bull rush or drag combat maneuver. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier.

If it's 5 feet, then how does that work with the "Drag" version of the ability? Usually when making a Drag maneuver, you must move back with the target of the maneuver. However, this ability is not an actual combat maneuver (hence it not benefiting from feats Improved Bull Rush or Improved Drag), and the only thing that moves is the target creature, correct? If the range is really 5 feet, then the Drag option is useless because the target has to enter your square, or maybe I'm thinking too hard about this.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Hi Lunar,

Unless the scenario description states that you don't really have time to purchase things, most GMs will let you show up with a list of "I'm going to buy this before I show up" items and have the GM sign off on it. It's a part of the whole "time between scenarios is undetermined" phenomenon.

As part of Season 5's purchasing rules, a GM must sign off on chronicle sheets for purchases made.

As for spellcasting services, you can purchase a Restoration between scenarios if you have access to spellcasting. In some cases, you may be stuck in an area with no spellcasting available between parts of multipart scenarios.

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I'll just take these onyx gems... *yoink*

As for your question... that's pretty much the Magus' bread-and-butter.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Oh yeah! One of the best resources is the Inner Sea World Guide, that gives a brief overview of several countries that make up the Inner Sea region of Golarion. It also provides player options such as feats and equipment!

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Roll opposed skill checks. If RP gives a person a lot of time alone (probably not, since people don't like to split the party), then just give it to them.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Yes, as long as they are not weighted, they are still dice. For the d4's in the shapes of other dice, you probably should show the GM so they don't get confused when you start rolling what looks like D12s for things like Magic Missile though.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

As a person with a cleric of Dispater, yep, that's a thing.

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Brigg wrote:

I now have another question:

If I ready the action using "Call for help" as the trigger and the following happens:

-An Ally gets grappled.
-I choose to cast Immediate Action "Liberating Command" in an attempt to get them free.
-They Fail the Escape Artist Check and call for help.


1. Am I even allowed to cast "Liberating Command" after choosing to ready an action for something else?
2. If I am allowed to cast "Liberating Command", Can I still use the wand to add to their Escape Artist check if they fail and call for more help (The trigger)?

1. Readying an action does not use up your Immediate Action, which Liberating Command is.

2. Yes, but it wouldn't do much good. Liberating Command and Gallant Inspiration are both competence bonuses. As pointed out above, you get the higher of the two bonuses. At caster level 4, your Liberating Command is guaranteed to give as much bonus as the maximum Gallant Inspiration can give.

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Brigg wrote:

This raised a small list of questions that I NEED to have answered before I go through with buying the wand.

1. When I ready an action, am I allowed to say the trigger is, "A missed attack roll of my choosing."

I think there was a big discussion a while back on whether you could choose whether or not to have your readied action go off, or if you had to take it on the first time your "trigger" happened. I think it came up as a resounding "first trigger sets it off". There's a cheesy way around it, if you ready to cast the spell when an ally says "Yes, I want help!" after an attack. If they miss and you'd want to trigger the spell, ask if they need help, and if they say "Yes, I need help!" then your spell goes off. Now, you're probably shouting this in the middle of combat, which may draw attention to yourself.

2. Am I allowed to say, "A missed saving roll of my choosing", as per question 1?

No, as the spell does not work on saving throws. It only works for attack rolls and skill checks.

3. Will this wand cost 4,500, or 6,000 gold (Because it is a bard-only spell)?

6,000 gold, as it's not on any of the Wizard/Sorc/Cleric spell lists.


4. Will this still require a Concentration check?

Why would it? See #5 below.


5. Will this still not provoke Attacks of Opportunity?

Wands do not provoke, and unless a monster near you has a ability that changes that, it stays the same.


6. Is any of this even allowed in the first place?

Why not? Honestly, it's a bit worse than taking the spell as one of your spells known, because you won't get a standard action on your turn.

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You can find such information on the Pathfinder Society Additional Resources page:

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On a personal note, I just wanted to thank Mark and his girlfriend Linda for working so hard to get Boston PFS to where it is today. When I first started playing, there were only four or five people showing up at Pandemonium, and not always on a regular basis. In my very first session, I had the pleasure of having Linda turn half of our party into monkeys and have the rest of us fear anything remotely foggy. Mark was very encouraging of my horribly ineffective dwarven cleric who could do nothing but ask "Do I heal now?" as Mark's character got tossed around by a crocodile and a sorcerer peeled back his eyelids and stretched out his arms a lot. With their work, we've gone from wondering if we'd get three or four people to play each week, to trying to figure out how to split three or four tables a week. Your presence will be greatly missed. I know a lot of players in the area are voracious consumers of Pathfinder rules and/or lore thanks to watching you two and what you can do with it. You will most definitely be missed. Feel free to stop by and join a game!

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Arthur Perkins wrote:
Wish inherent bonus is lost. Tome bonus stays because you paid for the item.

A slight clarification: The tome bonus stays if you paid for the item. This came from a previous clarification where a higher level module has a tome as a loot drop.

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

As Starglim said above, check the additional resources, now that you have the actual boon to unlock the race.

Oreads: all alternate racial traits, favored class options, racial archetypes, racial equipment, feats, magic items, and spells are legal for play.

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"Magic" chapter of CRB wrote:

Caster Level

A spell's power often depends on its caster level, which for most spellcasting characters is equal to her class level in the class she's using to cast the spell.

You can cast a spell at a lower caster level than normal, but the caster level you choose must be high enough for you to cast the spell in question, and all level-dependent features must be based on the same caster level.

In the event that a class feature or other special ability provides an adjustment to your caster level, that adjustment applies not only to effects based on caster level (such as range, duration, and damage dealt), but also to your caster level check to overcome your target's spell resistance and to the caster level used in dispel checks (both the dispel check and the DC of the check).

***** Venture-Captain, Massachusetts—Boston aka Harley Quinn X

Hello! Are you looking for Pathfinder Society, or home campaign? You're posting in the Pathfinder Society forums, and I'll just say you're welcome to join us at any time!

Check out our website, forums, and game calendar at and come visit us! We have managed to get a game going somewhere in our lodge almost every day of the week! I'll also add that it's a great place to meet people who may be looking for home games.

If you're strictly looking for a homegroup, try looking at the Gamer Connection forums.

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Yes, you are reading that correctly. Though it's a Special, the Chronicle works just like any other scenario.

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GM Lamplighter wrote:

Additional Resources will tell you.

Well, first, which Sands of Time are you looking at? There are two different versions. Are you asking if the first one is grandfathered in?

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jfkg306 wrote:

Are they self- lighting? or alchemically self-firing when they strike? (makes more sense). Do you need to light them yourself?

You need to light them yourself. They work as a shootable smokestick, so reference the rules for smokesticks.

"PRD; Arrow, smoke wrote:

Arrow, Smoke: This arrow is actually a specially-shaped smokestick that can be fired from a bow. It trails smoke as it flies, and creates a 5-foot cube of smoke where it strikes. It otherwise functions like a normal arrow in terms of damage, range, and so on.

Questions asked for pathfinder society.

Now, read how you activate a smokestick:

"PRD; Smokestick wrote:
Smokestick: This alchemically treated wooden stick instantly creates thick, opaque smoke when burned. The smoke fills a 10-foot cube (treat the effect as a fog cloud spell, except that a moderate or stronger wind dissipates the smoke in 1 round). The stick is consumed after 1 round, and the smoke dissipates naturally after 1 minute.

So you'd have to burn it, then launch it.


does it block the afflicted creatures sight?
does it block the creature from outside view?

The cloud is so small (5ft) That using the rules for

smoke cloud spell doesn't make the most of sense or isn't as apparent to me.

It still uses the rules for a smokestick. While what happens when you hit a creature with a smoke arrow is still a little vague, try looking at it from a different perspective. What would happen if you shoot the stick into an empty square in a 5-foot hallway? You block off vision for the enemy, or you can make the enemy move around if you get many shots. It still has strategic uses.

anyone have answers?

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Well said, Doug.

As for number 4, I would say there's a line. For newer players, who don't know that Diplomacy is, I'll tell them what they're going for. In this case, before the brute goes up and talks to the fancy lady at the dinner party, I'll give them a nudge to say that they may want someone more charismatic to do the schmoozing.

If it's experienced players, and everyone's for it, then let them have at it.

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Summoner with undead eidolon is one way to go about it. Then you could take Spell Focus(Necromancy) and Skeleton Summoner to add undead to your Summon Monster lists. If you're a human, you could pull it off at first level as a Summoner or Sorceror. You could do it as level 1 as a wizard, getting Spell Focus for free as part of PFS's trade-offs.

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KrimblKrum wrote:

I've created a new character as a small character (a halfling). I've purchased a normal backpack for my size (1/2 lb. weight, and 1/2 cubic ft. capacity). How do I know what I can fit into it? I'm sure 50 feet of rope wouldn't fit, but how many flasks, vials, or other relatively small items could I fit in it?

I plan to pack my character with as many relatively useful things as he can carry... to always be prepared. Until I can afford a Handy Haversack, I'm simply trying to maximize my normal container space and light load encumbrance.

Also remember that not everything you own has to go inside the backpack. You could have your rope looped around your neck, or through your belt. The Explorer's outfit, which is a popular choice for starting outfit, can have small pouches for little things too.

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LazarX wrote:
Portella wrote:

Just wondering if it would be ok to provide the pre-gens grouped by level in addition of one file per class. It gets pretty tiresome printing one of each for a specific level. Still get them as we do but with an additional 3 files with each level grouped it would make it a damn side easier to print.

Anyway great job keep it up loving the game.

Use Print to PDF for the page you want. Instant one page PDF file.

I think Portella wants one PDF with all characters, but all at the same level.

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It is located in Inner Sea World Guide. (Also, Gods and Magic, but it was updated in the Inner Sea World Guide.)

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James McTeague wrote:
Another trick for necromancers - get a spell-storing haramaki, then put a vampiric touch in it. It really ups your survivability, especially at the levels where animate dead, lesser isn't really helpful to you anymore.

Did they clarify the action to use Spell Storing armor? As written you could only use that if you were provoking an AoO since activating the spell is a swift action, but you can only take swift actions on your own turn.

Spell Storing wrote:

This armor allows a spellcaster to store a single touch spell of

up to 3rd level in it. Anytime a creature hits the wearer with
a melee attack or melee touch attack, the armor can cast the
spell on that creature as a swift action if the wearer desires.

Once the spell has been cast from the armor, a spellcaster
can cast any other targeted touch spell of up to 3rd level into
it. The armor magically imparts to the wielder the name of
the spell currently stored within it. A randomly rolled suit of
spell storing armor has a 50% chance to have a spell stored
in it already. Spell storing armor emits a strong aura of the
evocation school, plus the aura of the stored spell.

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There's an unnecessary space in there.

Linkified for your enoyment

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Hi snickersimba,

There is no VC specifically for RI (though I hope that will change in the future) so currently all of RI is covered in the Boston Lodge. I'm the VC that will be heading up the revitalization of PFS in RI. What part of RI are you in, if you don't mind me asking?

Just last weekend, we had a great time at TempleCon in Warwick, RI, and I'm hoping to ride that momentum to getting a big group going again.

Weather permitting, I'm hoping to have a game going at Die Hard Games in Lincoln, RI on Thursday, March 13 at about 6:30. If you have any questions about getting started, feel free to e-mail me at CambridgePFS[at] and I will do my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

Now with that said, your bunny may be a bit of a problem. PFS doesn't allow reskinning of animals in a "it's immortal" sort of way. The core tenets of PFS play are "Explore, Report, Cooperate" and if the safety of your bunny comes over the other agents that are working towards your mission, it may cause a bit of friction with other teammates.

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Or if you are not too pressed for actions (i.e. trying to combine this spell with another Metamagic feat), you could try the Elemental Spell metamagic or get a lesser Elemental rod (3000gp).

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The potential problem with this idea is that Thornkeep does not have a "Campaign Mode" where you can relax restrictions like the Adventure Path does. Hence, at the start of the Thornkeep, the characters would have to be fully PFS compliant, not only in build (races, alignment, attributes, etc) but in experience and Chronicle Sheets. Just keep that in mind.

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