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This older post reports that tabletop RPGs as a category (i.e., 5e & Pathfinder combined) were down 12% in his store in 2015.


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That's up to your GM. Unless you're in PFS, in which case I believe there are specific rules for retraining.


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thejeff wrote:
Quark Blast wrote:
Also, Black Diamond Games has shown Pathfinder slipping in its Top 10 over the past few years (currently at #8), but hey it's in the Top 10.

What else is in the Top 10?

Or are we talking more broadly than table top RPGs here? We know that's a niche market.

I think he's talking about this post.

If so, the rest of the Top Ten for 2015 are Magic, Fantasy Flight, Warhammer 40K, Pokemon, CAH, Warmachine, D&D, Asmodee, and Mayfair.


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I was a player in PbP campaigns for more than three years before I started my own game. Granted, I tend to be a commitment-phobe, so that's probably excessive. But it gave me time to learn what I enjoy and don't enjoy in PbP (for example, I love dungeons at the table, but they're way too slow in PbP), what kinds of players I have a good time with, what common problems are likely to crop up and how to deal with them, what sort of pace I'm comfortable keeping up with (I don't have the time or energy to keep up with a dozen-posts-per-day game, as much as I'm amazed by the people who actually can complete a module in 2 to 4 months), and so on. The point of all of this is that there's no right or wrong pace or group or adventure type, but as GM, you have to know what works for you, because the onus is going to be on you to keep it going. If you're not having fun, no one else will either.

As a result, when I started my first campaign I had a very clear idea of what to do and where I wanted to go with it. It's been running for four years now, and I started a second game last year.


I've had a busy week as well. And then someone digging in the neighborhood cut a cable today, and we didn't have landline or internet all afternoon.


Yeah, I noted as I was posting that your long holiday weekend was only just over. Hope I didn't come across too pushy; just wanted to verify that you had something you were planning to do.


Phillip Hargreaves wrote:
"... I'm off to make introductions." pausing while he holds gaze to see if there is dissenting or affirming reaction from the others.

Presume we're waiting on you for the next step, Mark?


Otoh, without deadlines, I'd never actually get anything done.


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Spellcraft 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (8) + 7 = 151d20 + 7 ⇒ (13) + 7 = 20


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Sense Motive 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (12) + 8 = 20


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According to Lisa, the mechanics of 4e had as much to do with it as the license.

Auntie Lisa's Story Hour wrote:

Jason's mission was to learn as much as he could about 4th Edition, play it as much as he could, and report back with his findings. From that, we would ultimately make a decision that could make or break us. The tension was agonizing. I could barely sleep at night as my mind wrestled with the options. If we made the wrong decision, it could very well mean the end of Paizo.

When Jason returned from D&D Experience, he laid out all the information that he had gleaned. From the moment that 4th Edition had been announced, we had trepidations about many of the changes we were hearing about. Jason's report confirmed our fears—4th Edition didn't look like the system we wanted to make products for. Whether a license for 4E was forthcoming or not, we were going to create our own game system based on the 3.5 SRD: The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.


Kló wrote:
If she's speaking in Druidic, and only Kló can communicate with her–assume he just translated her questions to the woman.

I doubt she'd be speaking to random passersby in a secret language only druids can understand. But most people (beings?) here speak Sylvan. If she's speaking Skald, like the hag, that's worthy of note.


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As just pointed out in another thread (Module Subscription thread, I think?), this will be two first-level modules in a row in the line, which is unusual.

Then again, I recall reading in another thread a FLGS owner complaining about not having any first-level Pathfinder modules on his shelves, as they're his best-sellers. The last one released before Ire of the Storm comes out in May (barring Free RPG Day modules, which can't be sold) was The Dragon's Demand in July of 2013. So maybe they're making up for lost time.


Well, Wrath was focused on getting the PCs to 20th level (and 10 mythic tiers!) in six books, so I can see why they'd give out XPs for breathing to fit in more levels in the same page count.

And the investigation at the beginning of Bloodmarch Hill takes up more page count than a simple dungeon or list of encounters, so I guess the same reasoning applies.

Still, just cements my preference for level-up points rather than tracking XP.


Hope things return to an even keel for you, Mark.


Day two, level two: at this point, you guys will be 20th-level in less than a month! ;P

Actually, there was a lot of story-award XPs in the first level of this AP, fattening you up for the challenges to come as quickly as possible. I mean, seriously, "If the PCs win the tug-of-war game, award them 400 XP," "If the PCs find the torn paper in the half-orc's room, award them 400 XP," "If the PCs discover that the hopeknife in the wall was not Kerst's, award them 400 XP." Not that we're tracking XP, but if you wonder how you got to 2nd level so quickly, that's why.


2016's Free RPG Day module

The sequels to We Be Goblins have never really appealed to me, as the concept of goblins competent enough to gain multiple levels seems to be at odd with their Golarion flavor. A prequel, however: that's interesting.

Of course, Foofelah would already be an adult while the rest of the crew were youngsters. (And I've always believed that the secret to her longevity was avoiding any dangerous situations in the first place: why else would she still be first-level?) Still, Middle-Aged Foofelah assigned against her will to supervising the coming-of-age challenges and making sure there's no cheating intrigues me. (And she'd totally go along with a little cheating, too.)


Right, if anyone's still hurt, the ship voyage was restful enough to regain 2 hp naturally.

Gristav wrote:
I think Gris is at 10/19 hit points. I'd welcome any contrasting opinion. Or healz. Kthxbai.

Pssh. It's like you think Roderic's Cove is dangerous or something. What could happen to a bunch of newcomers in a known pirates' haven after dark?


My longest-running campaign back in 3.x (1st to 11th or 12th level) came to an end basically because I didn't have time to hand-build enemy stat blocks at that level of complexity. HeroLab very well could have kept it going.


Marikel Selentin wrote:

I had to level without Herolab. Tough times indeed. :-)

Hey, at least you're second level and not tenth or something.

I haven't made a character by hand in years. I think I could handle the math, but having to flip through all the books to find my options would be horrible. Scrolling through 'Only valid items' in Hero Lab is so much easier.

I don't expect to find any problems, but I'll be looking over your character sheets in the next day or two to make sure everything adds up.


Nice couple of rolls.

Mark, does Vhailor have any intentions before heading back to the Ramblehouse?


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Of course, all they have to do is pick up a new version of him out of the timestream somewhere. There's over 200 others. Hopefully, a less annoying one.


I've had a couple of crazy-busy days but will plan to post in gameplay tomorrow. I aim to get the first in-game day wrapped up quickly and move on to the morning. Vhailor and Marikel still need to level up.


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James, is this one of your not-yet-announced projects? Or had it already been announced before today and I just missed it?


Sorry for the delay, guys; RL the last couple of days has been absolutely insane. I have a post under construction and will get it up sometime tonight.


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Old Guy GM wrote:
One thing I notice is that many players have multiple aliases that have few posts - say less than 500 each. Is this because the game died early? They dropped out? there's no way to know short of asking them.

Sure there is. Go to that alias's posts and check out the campaign they were posting in. Most of the time, it's easy to tell from the discussion thread if they withdrew amicably with notice or just disappeared on the game or if the game died because the GM quit.


All right, Alicia is going to sell the book cover, Kaleb is going to Gather Information, Marikel is going to be early to bed, early to rise. Vhailor? Plans for the night?

Those of you who are 1st level can go ahead and level up. Roll for hit points in the discussion thread; if you roll a 1, reroll until you don't get a 1.


Fair enough. I'll narrate the Jewel's arrival in port tomorrow.


GM Dien wrote:
(She does, no roll needed: it would be Helga Leifsdottir, two years old. (See this post))

Wow, I'd completely forgotten we got that list. In my defense, it was over a year ago. ;)

Not Leif Hrolffson's daughter, I presume?


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Quick note that I got two confirmations with this order. Same order number, so I don't think it duplicated, but I thought I'd let you know.

Also, when I put the items in my sidecart, it also lists Albino Wererat as in the sidecart and shipping with my next subscription as well as having shipped in December. I'm going to double-check that I did receive this mini and update you later, but I'm thinking it maybe "stuck" to the sidecart after shipping?


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mathpro18 wrote:
There are subscriptions for the rules book like, the novel line, the adventure path line, the module line, ect. Each different product line has an associated subscription with a different price associated and those would bill monthly.

This is not exactly true. The AP line aims to deliver a monthly product so you would mostly be charged every month for that (barring schedule slippage), but the RPG Subscription, for example, only has three or four products a year, so you'd only be charged when they ship you a new product.

The main thing is that there isn't a charge just for the subscription. You're only paying for the products in the line whenever they come out. Most of the time (except for subscriptions that offer a discount), you could order the books separately for exactly the same price and same number of charges; you just wouldn't get the free downloadable digital copy.

mathpro18 wrote:
People who subscribe to the product lines get products before they are released in stores so that's another perk of having a subscription.

This is not always true. Usually, subscribers at least get their PDFs before street date, but there have been occasions where, due to more than expected orders, subscribers have not even had their products ship (so as to release the free PDF) before the same products are available in store. Early access is an occasional perk, but Paizo does not make any guarantees about it.


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If you're asking about compatibility with the Beginner's Box, it doesn't include miniatures but pawns like these, flat cardboard cutouts that fit in a holder to stand up on the board.

That said, you don't need minis or pawns at all, just some sort or markers or tokens to put on the map. I used to use different colors of dice, or you could use playing pieces from a board game: just as long as everyone knows which one represents what. I used pennies one time, when I had a whole mess of enemies.


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I don't think you want a subscription right now, but to answer your questions:

You pay the price of a book in a subscription whenever it ships. So, if you have a subscription to the Adventure Path line, you would be charged once a month; if you have a subscription to the Module line, you would be charged once per quarter. (I'll note that the schedule slips sometimes, so on occasion you might, for example, not get an AP volume in one month and get two the next month; in that case, you'd be charged for both when they ship.)

There is no contract, and you can cancel your subsciption at any time.

I'll also note that, apart from the Adventure Path line which gives you a 15% discount on most things you purchase from Paizo, the main benefit of most of the subscriptions is a free digital copy of the physical book. If you aren't interested in the PDFs, you can buy the books at Amazon and usually save some money.


Have the NPCs leveled up at all? It's a little worrying not knowing how fragile they might be as we parade into the unknown.


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Steve Geddes wrote:

After their Goblinworks kickstarter, my impression was that Paizo are not very keen on doing another anytime soon, though I'm not clear as to why - perhaps it's the added costs, the added stress of keeping in touch with thousands of backers who have now paid up front or some philosophical issue with crowdfunding.

They rarely say never, of course (and I can't remember if they outright said they wouldn't do another, or if it was just an impression I got).

March 26, 2015

Vic Wertz wrote:
We have no interest in running another Kickstarter anytime soon. For anything.

As you say, they didn't say why, but they didn't seem to enjoy the process at all.


Then I'll just point out that there's a difference between "Hey, guys, we might want to do some shopping while we have the chance" and "Who wants to buy me presents?"


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You only need one Beginner's Box per group.

If you are only interested in Beginner's Box adventures, you don't want a subscription. The subscription is to the line of Pathfinder RPG books, which are a bit more complicated than Beginner's Box rules. There are some free, downloadable resources for Beginner's Box rules on this page, and you can buy extra adventures written for Beginner's Box rules here.

Later on, if your teens have gotten the hang of the Beginner's Box and want to move on to the more complicated, options-rich RPG line, some of Paizo's subscriptions might be interesting to them. The Adventure Path line provides two long-term adventures per year, at one book a month. The Module line provides a shorter adventure quarterly. The Campaign Setting and Player's Companion lines contain books with information and mechanical options for Golarion, the world Paizo's adventures are set in.


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Vic Wertz on boxed sets

The basic idea is they can sell the individual components more readily than the whole thing, for the price they'd have to charge to make money on it.


To alleviate any tension, as long as you guys aren't planning on provoking hostilities with the crew, you will arrive in Roderic's Cove sometime after dark. I'm happy to handwave the journey and pick up upon arrival. If there is anything in particular that you guys want to discuss on board, plans for what you're going to do when you get there, etc., or Gathering Information from the crew, I'll allow some time for that before narrating the Jewel's arrival in port.


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James Jacobs wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:
1) If there were anything you could change about elves mechanically, what would it be?
1) I'd give them +2 Charisma, +2 Dexterity, –2 Strength instead of their current mods.

Would you then change gnomes' racial modifiers to keep them from being too similar?


Tassidar Edasseril wrote:
. . . So I am ready to make our next move, but before we go I have a favor to ask. I know not all of you are not entirely comfortable with my magic, but you have seen I use it to advance our cause. Some of my magic I can hold on these scrolls of parchment in glyphs, like runes carved on a northman's weapon. If we can afford some, I need more parchments and special inks to prepare more like these."

Except for consumables we've picked up, all the original three of us have is the 1st-level gear we started with. If your character sheet is correct, you've got 8 unused scrolls and 80-some gold, which puts you in better shape than Halla, Rikka, or Knute.


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You don't have to put a post in Gameplay to start a campaign. I've started campaigns with only Recruitment or Discussion threads and only started Gameplay when we were ready to start playing.

{To be clear, I know that this is entirely unhelpful now, but it may help you avoid the problem in the future if you don't think you have to make a Gameplay thread before you're ready to.}


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You can also use Pathfinder Wiki to get a general overview of the campaign setting. If there's something you want to find out more about, the references will tell you which books cover the subject.


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Some of the staff have PMs enabled, I believe; check their profile pages.

Otherwise, they all have an email you can use on the Contact Us page.

Now's probably not a great time if you need a timely reply, as they won't be back in the office and officially "on the job" until Monday.


Braddon Hurst wrote:
One of the reasons I took to GMing- so I didn't have to put up with that crap.

I had a similar revelation. I was the newest player in the group, but I remember thinking, "I can do better than this! Or, at least, I can't do worse."

Braddon Hurst wrote:

Anyways, Braddon remembers a Moonday morning bonus and will try and get it Sunday night.

Probably quite doable if you point out that you guys will be leaving before dawn and otherwise you'll have to wake Saul up early to get it. Will Braddon agree to a 10-gold bonus on the grounds that the night went off smoothly with no disruptions? That doubles his salary for the week.


Phillip Hargreaves wrote:
Braddon should be able to remember how underpaid we are :P

In The Worst Game I Was Ever a Part of, the plot hook was a job escorting a shipment of supplies to the next town. The last three shipments had disappeared without a trace with the loss of all involved. So it was basically a suicide mission. For taking the job, the PCs were promised the princely sum of ... ten gold pieces. Only half up front, I might add; we were to receive the other five gold pieces when we reached the other town, which, you may recall, no one had yet managed to do in multiple attempts.

We tried not to take the job, but the DM insisted that there was literally no other work in town and our choices were either to agree to the town's terms or starve to death.

I might also add that the guy offering us the job was a high-level NPC with multiple magic items. Why he didn't go find out what was happening to all his shipments rather than sending wave after wave of 1st-level characters, I don't know.

It got worse from there.


Did Braddon ever talk Saul into you guys getting a raise, or are you still at 2 gold a week? You guys should get paid before you go.

I believe the fare to Roderic's Cove was 5 gp a person. Does that sound right, Mark?


  • Gristav's suspicions appear to lie closer to home, but if Lil was behind the first attack on the Gold Goblin, it's possible she, or her agents, were involved in Larur's disappearance as well.

  • There's no indication that Larur is still in Riddleport and that standing pat will do more to find him than anything else.

  • Even if she has nothing to do with Larur's disappearance, Lil is still the likeliest suspect in the murder of an old woman and the near-rape of a teenager and ought to be brought to justice or stopped before she can commit more nefarious deeds.

  • Larur's prime concern, more than his own life and well-being, was the ongoing success of the Gold Goblin and the legacy it would provide his family. Ending Lil's threat to the business thus serves Larur's interests.

  • If the Norgorberites had anything to do with Larur's disappearance, their superiors are in Roderic's Cove as well.


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    @Unseelie:

    Eric Mona wrote:
    ...we will be releasing at least one more "wave" of singles before the end of the month, timed after we believe most subscribers will have received their cases. Watch this space very closely in the coming weeks for an announcement when this next batch goes on sale. We'll do the best we can to make sure that if you want a single from this set, you'll have a good chance of getting it, so long as you act quickly.

    (from this blog)

    You might be able to buy a Cayden single yet.


    Javell DeLeon wrote:
    Would Masterwork be available?

    Sure. It's under the gold limit for Riddleport so it's readily available. Just subtract the cash from your character sheet and add the item.

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