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Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

The few times we've used divination in my group back in the day has always been a headache. What questions to ask, how to word them, blah, blah, blah. Man I would just rather avoid this altogether.

I'm never real sure of how to actually word this stuff properly. I seem to always find an answer the dead person can shoot back at us which ultimately helps us zero.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

HA! That's greatness!

That reminds me of a pc I was running way back in the day. We were in this dungeon, and these dark dwarves(or derro, or whatever they were back in the day) were walking by, initially not noticing us. So my guy busted out with, "Excuse me, could you tell us how to get to so and so? We're kinda lost. Thanks."

His persona was of the friendly type. I mean absolutely friendly. The DM busted out laughing, and he asked: "Are you serious? Are you really gonna ask that? If I recall correctly, I think we got the crap beat out of us, but none of us died(at least I think). I had fun with that one.

On another occasion, the DM for the above scenario I just mentioned, was playing this cocky elf. He thought he was all big and bad. Anyway, we go into this bar, and he eventually makes his way up to this half-orc monk and starts talking trash to him. You know this half-orc is bigger, taller, meaner looking than him, but he goes up, pokes him in the chest, tells him he ain't going anywhere until he gets answers. (I can't remember why he did what he did being so long ago but that's the gist of it)

Well the half-orc was a monk. He got initiative, punched him in the face, and he went out like a light. One hit! The rest of us are like, "Um, sorry to bother you! Have a great day!" as we drug the unconscious form of the elf out of the bar.

Man we all just fell out on that one. Even he did. That was so dang funny.

Another pc I had, we were in combat and my rogue noticed this one guy with a cloak on. I told the others, "I got this one. You all take care of the others." with absolute confidence. He wasn't a cocky type, but he was confident. Well, he was pretty positive he was a wizard, seeing how he wore a cloak and no armor. Lo and behold if it didn't happen again. I proceeded to get the crap beat out of me because he was also a monk.

I mean round after round he was beating the crap out of me until I fell unconscious. I think one of the things I said(after like the second round of getting beat down) was, "I don't think this guy is a wizard." :P

I couldn't hit that dude to save my life. Just stand there and get beat into oblivion. Man that was funny. I couldn't help but laugh.

Good times.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

@DM: Any future rolls for aiding in something that would fit Thordak, you're more than welcome to roll for him. (Unless it's successful without him, then it's simply unnecessary). :)

And this week has been a busy week for me, so my posting has come way later than normal. I think after tomorrow I'll be able to finally breathe a little easier.

It's been a long week.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Just DMPC me for now. Or just delay Sh'torek. That'd be fine too. I've had a long day and it's late and I need to call it a night. Sorry.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness
GM Aku wrote:

Sh’ are you aware that this game is about being a pirate and doing pirate things right?

To plunder, murder, blackmail, capture and sell ‘foes’ as slaves and lots of others pirate things.
If you want to roll with a ‘good-pirate’ maybe you could do that for a ‘greater-good’ cause, or you don’t kill, but rather only disable your enemies. There are several of options here to make interesting choices. The game however, is based around (at least a great deal in the earlier parts) in being an infamy pirate. :)

The bold emphasis is mine.

And as far as that is concerned, my character will not be doing any of this. Now, he won't having a problem taking out other pirate ships, but, he has no desire in taking out innocent ships.

Because all of those things that I bolded are made for an evil character. Sh'torek is not an evil character. And if that's what this AP is all about, then Paizo should have mentioned beforehand that this is for evil characters only. I would've then built an evil pc for it. It's far too late for that now, though.

So, having said all that, if this is gonna be a problem for you, DM, or for the rest of you, players, then let me know and I'll move on. No harm no foul. Because I'm not building an evil character at this point. I built this character for this AP because that's what I liked. I didn't realize it was suppose to be an evil campaign.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Shows you how much I've been paying attention - there are ONLY 5 of us in this game. Heck, for some reason I thought there were six.

Did we get that book in your game, thom? I'm drawing a big blank. I'm just flippantly assuming that we all got it at the beginning of this one; not even thinking that it could've been something acquired in our previous game.

And if that's the case, then I guess Lothan and Tyrrol will just split it in half.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness
therealthom wrote:
Cash from sale of 2nd Darkness Notes (Lothan and Tyrrol?)

That was 2000g. Lothan has it all. Divided by 6 is 333.33g. Let me know when you all jot your share down.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Just so I'm clear, Lothan took only a +1 rapier.

There is nothing else that he wants. So the rest of it can go to the rest of y'all. Otherwise I say, sell it! :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Congrats, bud! Good to hear both are doing fine.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

+1 skill rank to: Acrobatics, Prof(Sailor), Survival, Swim, Craft(Sails)

Rage power: Draconic blood, lesser.

That's pretty much it.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Amazingly enough, Dhugal, that is the perfect roll for HP's for you!(At least, at this level anyway).

Here are HP mechanic:

DM Aku wrote:
HP: Max for 1st level, half for even levels thereafter, full for odd. So a 1st level Wiz would be 6 + Con mod, 2nd level 3 + Con mod, 3rd 6 + Con mod, lather, rinse, repeat.

(I copied this from the recent recruit thread. And I made it big because it just seems so small to me when quoted. Of course, my sight is not the greatest so that could very well be it.) :P

Anyway... well done! :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Will get Sh'torek updated tomorrow. Took forever to decide on a rage power and now it's late for me. I am also in the "wee bit indecisive" club.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness
Boldwin Stonearm wrote:

It's less the drowning and more the crap on the bottom of the ship that cuts you up that I'm worried about.

Yeah, me too. :P

Boldwin Stonearm wrote:
Alas, I am confident Sh'torek will live. Somehow. :P

lol! Well, at least this way, the rest of you will learn a valuable lesson in all this: Don't get keelhauled! :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Hello, newcomers! And possibly goodbye! :P

@Victoriana: Sh'torek actually doesn't need Air Bubble. He breathes water also. :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Ohhhh, okay, I did not know that. That's interesting. Thanks for the breakdown.


No third party, please. Prefer Paizo only. Thanks.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Lol! Okay, I totally did not mean to start a "bard" riot. I guess "lame" isn't the proper term so much as they're simply just not for ME. There are several classes that actually fall into the "not for me" category to be honest.

Hey, that's cool. First time playing a bard, huh? This is actually my first time playing a witch.

My thing is, I typically play a damage dealer. Because that's what I like. So a witch really isn't for me either. They're just too weak. I never play any kind of arcane caster because of said weakness. Well, until you reach high level then they just get down right nasty. It's actually getting them there that I don't have the patience for. But having said all that, I'm having a blast with it and find the witch class pretty interesting.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Lol! I find bard's lame but THAT'S how one can be truly fun to run with. That's good stuff.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

While I don't get the inside joke, my initial thought went straight to the movie Seven. The whole "stuffing his head in a sack" bit obviously struck me in quite the grotesque way. And that movie is just sick. Really don't know why I saw that one.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

I haven't been. And I got no problem with you tracking it if you want.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Honestly, whatever the rest wanna do is fine with me. It's no biggie to me either way.

If the majority decide yes, then I'd probably guess we'd need a healer. Nothing wrong with Sandara healing us up but I would not be a huge fan of having to depend upon her all the time. I prefer to depend on a pc rather than an npc.

But that's just my take.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

lol! It was just too good to pass up. :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

No! There will be no cutting loose. :) I like Ambrose. He's a good character.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

As for Ambrose, his last post anywhere was on July 25th. He did mention something about finals or something. Maybe that's what has him busy.

I hope that's all it is. Sure would hate to lose him. Especially seeing how there's only 4 of us.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Cool. Then I guess I'll go ahead and snag the hook and amulet.

@Lym: Unless you really want the amulet. I almost missed that last line in there. It really doesn't matter to me either way, bud.

I'll write down the hook for now.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Not sure what's gonna happen with this but I'm gonna go ahead and remove myself from this one, folks.

Been a heck of a run.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

I'd be keen on the Amulet and the Ogre Hook. But I also am of the same mind as Alex on us being the new guys.

Outside of that, it's all good to me on who gets what. I don't really sweat it. Me personally, when it comes to some items, I like to give it to whoever I feel like it "fits". And if they don't want it, then whoever wants it. But that's just me. Of course, an amulet can go to anyone so that makes it tougher.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Man, Dhugal, you're so freaking close! You have the best chance of passing this stinking test.

Out of all your rolls, you only failed on 1 of 'em! Dangit! So close.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

I was wondering. Man I'm thinking Paizo's getting a bit too ridiculous on this part. It's one thing to be like, 3rd level or so on something like this, but 1st?

It's practically pointless for probably 90 to 95% of pc's. I'm sure somebody, somewhere has succeeded but I'd be willing to be they are seriously in the minority.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

@Dhugal: The DC of the climb check is 15. Which means you don't actually fall unless you fail by 5 or more.

If you fail by 4 or less, that just equals "No progress". So you would keep rolling.

It's amazing what I've learned about climbing by having to make upteen million climb checks. :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

You know, with all those climb checks and possible reflex saves, I can't imagine anyone succeeding on all those.

@Ambrose: I'm curious. You mentioned you made it through the first book. Did anyone succeed at this part? And I mean, anyone?


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

You know, I built this one pc on here(Darnak Deepstone) and he was a dwarf monk initially built at 18th level. So much freaking fun.

Anyway, I went into it with the sole purpose of having an awesome AC and at least good saves. I actually managed that but at the sacrifice of offense. It was so worth it though. The other 3 players compensated for the offense.

All his saves were above 20, and being a dwarf he has the hardy ability so that was taken into account.

But his AC, his AC was off the freaking charts. During combat, there were times I could get his AC up to 61. Sixty freaking one! It was so awesome. He couldn't be touched barring a 20 roll. There are very few creatures Paizo has come up with that can actually touch that. If I went total defense, it could reach up to 67.

Of course, my ability to hit did pay the price. I'd get a flurry of attacks and maybe hit like 3 times at best. My role was basically to be the bait. Come fight the dwarf while the others around him take you down. It was great. It didn't quite work out as well as all that but no one died, so that was good.

That was some good fun.


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Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Now, first things first, THIS WALL OF BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, IS SIMPLY MY OPINION. Just wanna make that clear.

Mal wrote:
The obvious suggestion is to run the campaign as written, if you think it lacks challenge then you can always suppress the amount of treasure or our levels.

I totally agree with this. I've looked at these npc's in the AP and I don't think they're underpowered at all. In my opinion, I feel that you're probably looking at, "Well they're a 25 point buy so I have to rebuild everybody"

The reason we're on the verge of TPK's in every combat is because you keep rebuilding these guys and making them far overpowered. I know Paizo "claims" that all these AP's are built for "4, 15 point buy" pc's but that is a load of crap. Now, there's no way I'm gonna convince any of you of this and that's fine, but I've played WAAAAAAAAAY badder dudes in RL, and I've seen several of my characters bite the dust. And the ONLY thing our DM would do, is max out hit points for the bad guys. That's it. Because why add more work to yourself by rebuilding these dudes? It's not worth it. Yet, they were still challenging(obviously with the pc deaths involved I mentioned).

And our point buy? Ranged from 60 to 80. Yep, you read that right. All of us had stacked pc's and we still managed to get our butts handed to us.

Me, I'm personally a fan of 25 point buy MINIMUM. It allows you to build a pc to where he's strong somewhere. AND, I don't have to dump anything. I HATE DUMPSTATTING. I hate it. But you have no freaking choice with a 20 point buy. With a 25, I can build the pc to where I'm content with his mechanics, and I don't have to have an 8 in something(Barring a racial adjustment which I have no problem with. I just hate lowering it on purpose).

I think you overestimate the power of our PC's. I don't give a rip what items everyone possesses. You can have a million items on you, it doesn't matter. Because this game ULTIMATELY boils down to 3 things:

1. Armor class
2. Saves
3. Hit points

To survive this game, you need to be awesome in all three of those. I don't care how much damage you're doing, if your AC stinks... you're going down.

If you don't roll your save... you're going down. If Rave doesn't save, Mark's either calling it quits, or making up a new pc because Rave would've been obliterated(Which I noted you boosted the DC vs. the Empowered LB which was actually an 18. Not that it mattered, everyone saved anyway).

And if you don't have enough hit points... you're going down. Which is what he did. He only has 67. Fortunately he saved and managed to survive. Otherwise, game over.

Half+1 sucks. It is absolute crap. I know most people think it's fine and it's great but... I don't. BUT, I deal with it because that's what the majority of DM's use, unfortunately. If it was me, I'd be using the Way of the Wicked hit point method. That way, the minimum you get stuck with is Half+1. But at least you have a shot at rolling max without having to worry about a stinking 1.

If you two remember, markofbane and DW, Kriger kept rolling 3's and 4's on HP's and he had like 40 hp's at 6th level or some crap. It was less than the Set's summoner which use a d8. It was horrible. And because of my crappy rolling - which exist in every thread of mine - it's what ultimately led to us using Half+1. And also because of that - if I remember correctly - both Kalsgrim and Servayn actually lost hp's which wasn't fair to them. So I always felt bad about that.

Obviously half+1 is better than rolling(at least for me). But I totally feel it still hampers pc's and it still sucks and always will. Never, and I mean never, will I feel it's gamebreaking in ANY WAY, that a pc should have an opportunity to roll max hp's while at the same time not having to worry about rolling a 1,2, or 3(The d6 bothers me the least, but I would still prefer nothing less than a 3 on that).

Most folks(if not everyone) probably disagree with me on this, but, that just means they would be wrong. :)

Okay, enough ranting about that good stuff.

Basically, I don't feel these NPC's have to be altered. I think they prove enough challenge as is. If he starts out with that lightning bolt, somebody(or several somebodies) is gonna be hurt bad. Period. Barring evasion and none of us have that except for the familiar.

Because every time you rebuild them, you know our strengths and how to defend against them. And every enemy is gonna be prepared for us every time which really doesn't make sense at all and wouldn't be fair to us. That'd be like me going through each book of an AP(any AP), reading what it takes to beat the baddies, and then building my pc to where he's optimized vs. said baddies. It takes the challenge out of it and makes it not fun. I understand why you feel like you must do this but I feel like it's really unnecessary. These dudes are challenging enough as written.

Of course, we're never gonna know unless you run it that way.

Anyway, as I've said, this is all strictly my opinion and not worth the two cents I paid for it. It can be easily taken with a grain of salt.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness
GM Bali wrote:
We did thanks. Ended up coming back a bit early due to weather forcasts and the way the miles word out but overall a very fun trip with a lot of great views. As always backpacking around does get the mind thinking Pathfinder...nothing brings sticking your character with a fifty pound pack to life like carrying a fifty pound pack :)

Ha! That's a good one. I imagine it would. :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness
therealthom wrote:
If you don't mind I'm going to read the spoilers for entertainment value.

Wait a minute, you mean we're not suppose to? Uh-oh. Ah well, I guess it's too late to change my ways now. ;)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Got back a little early, I see. Hope y'all had a good time.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

That works for me. Keeps me from having to deal with it. Will just leave that then.

Unless Piccolo wants to wheel and deal. Either works for me.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Yeah, I was gonna grab some things to actually have something. :P

I've been looking at the Rag's end loot list. I'm guessing it's updated so...

I think Gristav and/or Braddon are discussing the Heavy crossbow. If that's the case, I'll take the light one.

The 6 daggers
84 gold. Which is a 1/3 of the 252g
The masterwork morningstar.
The punching dagger

And the 2 clw's potions as you have listed there. That'll work.

Now if you fellas have issues with this, let me know(Except for the gold. I'm keeping the gold :)). I'm pretty easy going when it comes to loot. I'm gonna go ahead and put them on my character sheet, though. I can always remove something if need be.

Also, I'll take these as well:

Thugs at the Gate:
6 daggers(which is a total of 12)
potion of protection from evil
13sp(I'm not gonna bother with the .33333... of 40 silver)
1 gp
3 gems

Not sure if either of you want daggers or not. And I can't remember if either of y'all took the potion either. Let me know if so.

And just taking the gems to sell them is all. Unless you all have other plans for them. If so, just let me know and I won't bother with them.

Okay, that's it for me. I'd pick and choose the other ones but Snake doesn't know anything about those. So, I'm good.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Lol! Oh man that is too true. Too true. As AK thrives with the high dice rolls, it only means that somewhere, somebody else is thriving on the low ones because that is how the world turns.

And to that I can only say... Why me? :P


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

I did not watch it but I did keep up with it via the sports page and ESPN.

I read how Rory eagled a couple of holes on Saturday which gave him a 6 shot lead. I thought that was pretty freaking cool.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness
Other Mastermind wrote:
Well, I chose your interpretation, which meant that it wouldn't have been the spell that Stroon would have opted for.

It's not mine, it's the spells. Let's call it what it is.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Obviously I don't understand the concept of a retcon. I was under the impression that those not chosen(or unable to be chosen) would simply be left out, yet, everything else remain the same.

Wouldn't that have been easier? Didn't realize it was going to be a complete scene changer.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Yep, still here.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Actually, I would prefer a retcon on it, to be honest.

When this game gets this high, yes, I totally agree, things like this are to be expected from BOTH sides of the screen because the game does become more difficult, it's a lot to keep up with, and is more dangerous.

And as such, I believe retcons are going to become more necessary. Especially with this kind of damage involved. I mean, you yourself have been asking Merten about Concentration checks and such to make sure he's doing what he's suppose to be doing. Which is the absolute proper thing to do. If I do something that needs correcting, I would want someone to tell me what that is. And that's player or DM, I don't care which, and I'll fix it. It's that simple. I don't see that as a problem.

All I'm asking is the same from you. Nothing more. Anyway, I don't feel like that's asking a lot, but, there it is. *Shrugs*


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

I'm curious, if there's no line of sight within the fog(as per a few posts up), would Stroon be able to see Kriger? Or Malaswyn or Luca?

I ask due to this as per chain lightning: You choose secondary targets as you like, but they must all be within 30 feet of the primary target.

It reads that other targets are chosen. If that's the case he shouldn't be able to see Kriger through the fog, I would initially gather.

BUT, there could easily be something I'm missing because I know extremely little about arcane. Plus, I obviously have no idea the special abilities(or magical gear, etc, etc...) of this guy, so, if that's the case, then just ignore me. :P


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

What is that toward the south of the map? The square with the grey border. It encompasses E 6 - 8, E F G H 6, and H 6 - 8.

Can we freely walk across that? If it was described earlier I missed it.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Enjoy your vacation(or whatever it is you've got going on and assuming it is something fun), Bali. I've been on vacation this week but it's back at it on Monday.

Always nice to get a break every now and then from the grind.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

No worries. That's what I figured.


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

Too true. Too true. :)


Male Humanly Awesome 'n Totally Rockin' Paladin of Greatness

I wished I knew how to respond to that. I probably could if I understood any of it. But, for me, that's par for the course. :P

@Gristav: Feel free to respond to Snake if you wish. I just fast forwarded up to Beltias's room just to keep things moving.

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