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Banny Kneebreaker wrote:
Beh, busy few days. *drags self back in*

You're good. It's been the weekend.


Marikel Selentin wrote:
I think there's only like two places outside the town.

And heaven forfend anything happen somewhere without a map reference! ;D

Marikel Selentin wrote:
Back of head smashed seems pretty standard, though Joana does mention both base of his neck and crushed skull. My own anatomy isn't great, but isn't there like a bit of distance between those points? Or is base of his neck the top of the neck where it meets the skull? How big is this wound?

Probably a poor explanation on my part; Marikel's the one with the high Heal bonus and should be clear. Intention is a single blow to the back of the neck/base of the skull by a decent-sized blunt object; there's both bruising and punctured/torn skin in the area. Could well have been caused by falling hard on a sharp rock; could also have been caused by other means.

Marikel Selentin wrote:
we probably have a lot of NPC's to chat to before we find the truth. Sara Morninghawk gets a couple of mentions. :-)

Hey, if you guys want to be brilliant detectives and solve the puzzle without questioning NPCs, you're free to do so. NPCs are there to give you a push in the right direction if you need it. :)


Um... pretty darn far?

I can't actually find a reference on how tall the cliff at Bloodmarch Hill is intended to be. The plateau where the Longhouse is built is said to be 40 feet "above the rest of the hill"; seems like it would be more useful to tell us how far above the ground it is. Maybe 50 feet or so? Means a 4th-level fighter can just hop down without any fear of death, I suppose, but that's the falling rules for you.


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How high is Bloodmarch Hill? I haven't been able to find a rough estimate.


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I don't know; the best resources for PbPs are in this subforum. Not only that, before it was created, they were swimming around in Play-by-Post Discussion with a million OOC threads, and they still managed to thrive.

On topic for the thread, I disagree with #4. I can't stand being taken out of the game for days and days by cause fear or the like. At least in a face-to-face game, I can go grab a snack or watch TV for ten or fifteen minutes and then get back in the mix. Being told I rolled low so I don't get to play for a week or two stinks.

6. Dungeon Crawls aren't a good fit for Play-by-Post.

I love a classic dungeon crawl at the table, but in play-by-post, the game almost always stalls out when there are too many small decisions. Which door to open or which way to turn takes less than a minute when everyone's sitting around the table but can drag out for days in play-by-post.

I've seen some GMs try to avoid this issue by narrating the party past blind alleys and empty rooms and only throwing the impetus back to the players when a combat is triggered, but long dungeons can make this seem like GM-story-hour. The best solution I've seen is for a group to agree on rules of engagement like "we'll open every door we come to and always take right turns"; this preserves some of the feel of a dungeon at the table without slowing down the gameplay thread every time there's a choice of which way to go.

And a corollary,

7. Open sandboxes tend not to work well in Play-by-Post, either.

This one surprised me. Because you have so much time to consider and refine PC and NPC actions in play-by-post, it would seem tailor-made for open-ended scenarios. In most instances, however, you really lose the energy of all the players thinking about the same thing in the same place at the same time as they build their plans. Even when I intend to consider a "how does the party approach this" scenario when I'm AFK, I tend to forget about it and only remember when I go back and check the thread again. It's another opportunity for the thread to lose momentum while the players flail around.

Instead of giving a wide-open "what do you do now" question, I think a PbP GM is better off giving the players a limited set of options: "Do you begin by approaching the guard, gather some information around town, or plan a frontal assault on the tower?" That leaves it open for the players to come up with something not mentioned but gives them some structure if they're out of ideas.


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You're having a general discussion about Play-by-Post games. Why would it not belong in this subforum?


I generally go leather -> masterwork studded leather -> mithral shirt. But I hate ACP and/or being slowed.


The warband's here. Just waiting for you guys to tag us in.


+4 armor for 165 gp is a more puzzling matter. It's like setting a cubic zirconium in platinum. :P

Up to you guys whether you adjourn to Ivory Hall, to Brinya's place, or somewhere else entirely.


I scoff at your channeled energy; I have the rejuvenation special ability. ;)

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Rejuvenation (Su): In most cases, it's difficult to destroy a ghost through simple combat: the “destroyed” spirit restores itself in 2d4 days. Even the most powerful spells are usually only temporary solutions. The only way to permanently destroy a ghost is to determine the reason for its existence and set right whatever prevents it from resting in peace. The exact means varies with each spirit and may require a good deal of research, and should be created specifically for each different ghost by the GM.


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I still have an invisible subscription to Planet Stories. :)


Point.

I guess also a good pre-emptive defense against heat metal. Whatever. I don't think I've ever seen a PC actually choose to wear hide armor.

(I have to admit to buying padded once. I was low on starting gold and decided masterwork thieves' tools were more important than AC for a Dexy little rogue.)

Re your edit: Perhaps the tree died of natural causes? :)


What is the point of masterwork hide armor? For 65 gp less, you can get a chain shirt with identical stats and not be slowed.

Some of these stat blocks, I swear.... :P


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There is a multi-level map of and encounters for one of the Irespan pilings in book 1 of Shattered Star, Shards of Sin. The dungeon is written for a party of 3rd level PCs and will take them to 5th level, according to the advancement track.


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Greetings, customer service peeps!

I have just signed up for a Pathfinder Battles subscription, to begin with Dungeons Deep. When I added my case incentive to the cart, the price showed only the Pathfinder Advantage discount rather than the deeper Battles subscription discount. I am working on the assumption that this will correct itself when the sub actually ships, but I thought I'd drop you a pre-emptive note in case there's something buggy about my order that you can nudge into submission.

Thanks!


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Yes, once you've posted with an alias, it can't be deleted. It can, however, be renamed if you've made fewer than ten posts with it.


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There's a list with rarities collated here as the minis are revealed.


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Digital copies of Pathfinder Tales are no longer available through Paizo.com, since the Tor partnership.


Phillip:
I had completely forgotten about the sleeves. :P I'm sure Hassan hasn't, though. While, technically, missing the close-of-day deadline would mean Hassan is free to sell the sleeves elsewhere, he'd have to have a buyer lined up, which is fairly unlikely. I'd say that Phil's collateral is most likely safe until the shop opens again, as Hassan would have held the item until close of business.


dien has asked about rebuilding Banny a bit. Since Unchained came out since char-gen and we haven't had any combat yet, if anyone wants to tinker with their PC, now's the time to do it.

Ansha, I don't know if you've looked at Unchained, but my impression is that the Unchained rogue is pretty much a straight upgrade over Core: You get Weapon Finesse for free, for example, which would free up a feat/rogue talent. The Unchained monk seems to have more trade-offs, vis-a-vis Core.


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Reported here.


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You want the Gamer Connection forum.


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Bluff 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8


I'll be home again tomorrow, so I'm going to hold off on making any further posts until then. Easier to keep up with details when I'm not in a hotel room with three other people and a running TV.


dien wrote:
Thrymr, looks about right off the top of my head, but it'll be a moot point. ;)

...because you've already been coup de graced and are presently being served as a light snack inside the cave!

Or, you know, maybe not. I haven't read your spoiler. :)


Also, this is a holiday weekend in the US.


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Sense Motive 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (6) + 7 = 13


LoreKeeper was doing a lot of posting in relation to the Unchained monk and his own 3PP in April and early May, but looks like he hasn't posted anywhere since the 12th.

Dragonborn's around, but he tended to forget about us when we were active. ;P


Alicia, the Grath men all live in the Longhouse, the brothers bunking in the barracks. Do you want to go into the barracks and look for his bunk/footlocker? (You certainly can, if you care to, but it will be hard to do so unobserved at this juncture.)


Joana wrote:
Navior wrote:
So who's still around?
I am. Clearly.

In both games.


Navior wrote:
So who's still around?

I am. Clearly.


If you're trying to get everyone's attention, you might have to reactivate the threads so it shows up in their Campaigns tab. I think I've seen everyone still around the boards fairly recently.

I'm away from home this week, so my online time will be limited through Sunday.


I'm going to be away from home through the weekend. Should still be able to manage a daily update, but I'll be reliant on hotel wi-fi.


I'm going to be away from home through the weekend. Should still be able to manage a daily update, but I'll be reliant on hotel wi-fi.


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Sense Motive 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (4) + 8 = 12
Perception 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6


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alkatrazshock wrote:
I haven't got my shipping notice yet, should I be worried?
the OP wrote:
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  • No reason to worry until May 22nd, or until someone from Paizo posts that they've finished shipping this month's subscriptions.


    For clarity, at the moment, spellcasters are considered as not having prepared spells for the day ... although I don't believe any of you explicitly cast any yesterday so you ought still to have those spells ready until you get a chance to prep.

    Also, Mark, I presume that Carbonel will be with Vhailor by default unless you specify otherwise?


    Hey, at least someone besides Gristav is worried about the dwarf. Or at least curious. :)


    Instead of worrying about what's going on in Phil's room out of his ken, Gristav could take advantage of the opportunity Snake just provided to wax concerned about Larur. ;P


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    Knowledge 1d20 - 2 ⇒ (18) - 2 = 16


    I think everyone but Alicia is just about ready for the next day. Once she wraps up what she's doing, I'll move us on.

    Mark, could you copy your bullet-point background for Vhailor into his profile so I don't have to go hunting it in his posts?


    Hang in there: the end's in sight. :)


    Fast-forward post is under construction, but I'm going to have to save it in Wordpad and finish it tomorrow; I have a morning appointment to keep in less than 8 hours.


    Rikka Rask wrote:
    Catch-up Question - Is this the day after the fight or has more time passed? How much natural (or whatever) healing do we get? As I recall, I was at 2 HP after the battle.

    This is the second morning since the attack. Since Rikka hasn't been active in the storyline since then, she could have spent a full day resting, naturally healing 4 hp, or 8 hp if someone trained in Heal was tending her, plus another 2 hp for last night's rest. That's 6 to 10 points of good.


    You're not holding things up. I wouldn't have had time yet to put together a cutscene post anyway. :)


    I was quite sure you were teasing, but I didn't want to scare away dien or Ansha. Not everyone is up for a game that covers a week of in-world time in 2-3/4 years. :)

    Assuming Banny is ready to fast-forward a bit, I'll put together a summary post, maybe tonight but more likely tomorrow, to move the timeline ahead.


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    Cylerist wrote:

    I can't think of any other Paizo/Pathfinder product that Paizo "can't" sell.

    Digital copies of the comics are also not available at Paizo.com but must be purchased elsewhere, through the publisher's pre-existing arrangements, per my understanding.


    Brinya and Kerst both look like they're reading their lines, with their matching glances off to the right like that. I didn't notice it until their avatars were side-by-side. :)

    Marikel Selentin wrote:
    That shouldn't be an issue. If this is anything like Shadows we'll never reach the second book, right? ;-)

    :P I'm hoping this game will move along at a quicker pace; there ought to be less political maneuvering.

    In that vein, is there anything anyone wants to do over the course of the evening before the celebration winds down? The requisite NPCs have been introduced, and I can summarize us to the next event before too long.


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    Sense Motive 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (19) + 3 = 221d20 + 7 ⇒ (20) + 7 = 27


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    Joe Hex wrote:
    Where can I find this art book, of which you speak? Paizo has some of the most fun art I've ever seen in an RPG. Cash grab or not, I'd love to have that!

    Visions of WAR

    Here is the limited edition.

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