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FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 101 posts (1,197 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 14 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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Sczarni

Brian lets work on making the alias for your character first. Go up to the very top of the page and click the My Account link. That should take you to a log in screen. After that it should have you on your account screen. On the left is a box labeled Alias, click the button that says create new alias. This should bring you to a screen that will let you type in the name of your character and select a stock image for your character (there may be a way for a custom image but I do not know how yet). Once you have the name and image selected hit save changes. Then come back here and post something and use the "post as" drop down at the bottom left to select to post as your new alias. Once I see you have done that we will work on the profile.

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If you think a single PbP might not be enough keep this in mind. While a single character my be locked in a PbP there is nothing against the rules for PFS to play in several PbP games with different characters or even play in a few games and GM one or two. Just as long as it's not to much for you personally and you stick to one game per character you're within the rules. Though I recommend just one to start out with just to try it out.

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As far as PFS games go most of the recriutments include PFS in the thread title. There are not as many starting up at the moment due to a convention style event going on. A little advise if you plan to do PbP and F2F PFS. Your character gets locked once it starts a PbP, which means you can not play it in another PFS game until that PbP is over. Good luck and have fun.

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If you are talking about Pikeville I would be surprised if there is. That's eastern Kentucky so there is not a lot out there. Try the local ginger ale, Ale Eight One it's tasty.

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I believe there were some colorful words and gestures at my table of Bonekeep last year.

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There is so much good stuff I haven't worked out my play schedule yet. Here is my GMing schedule though.

GM schedule:
Saturday 7pm-11pm Bonekeep level 2

Sunday 9am-1pm Bonekeep level 1
Sunday 2pm-6pm Bonekeep level 2

Monday 9Am-1pm Siege of the Diamond City

I will also be spending some time at the front desk if you wanted to stop by and say hi. Remeber if you GM 3 tables you get in for free!

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There were two possible combats. The first was the book swarm and the second were to lion statues that come to life if you didn't get order right or just opened the door. There isn't a lot of dice rolling from the GM if the players avoid those.

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Lvl 1 wand.

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I think everyone is glad to see you back and willing to join us again. This kind of scenario is not very common in PFS so I thought it might be neat to see a different side of the game. Unfortunatly it was not a great fit for you which is mostly my fault. The next one is pretty much a classic dungeon crawl and will be much longer then a regular scenario. If you were thinking about getting a shield you have access to a rather cool one down the line now.

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Looks like we are wrapping up soon so I will get started on chronicles. If you do not have your PFS# in your profile please post it here and roll day jobs if you have them.

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Ok now that I have some free time I can maybe give some helpful feed back for Adelaide.

PFS: It is not always the best fit for everyone, it can be rather ridged in rules compared to home games but more flexible on how and where you play. One of the strengths of PFS is being able to take your characters on the road and sit down and play with other people. Be that at a weekly local game another PbP or convention. As far as building relationships with NPC's and over all story you have to dig deeper into PFS to really start to see that. Unlike an AP that focuses on a few key events in a specific area PFS sends you all over the world for different reasons. As far as time to interact with your fellow adventurers I usually let that play out as much as everyone is into it. This adventure being the exception as the party is up against a clock.

As far as Adelaide being useless I don't see it. You don't always have to be the best at something to help or succeed at something, especially when it relies on a dice roll. The Paladin thing I get and it can feel confining, and they do struggle at lower levels. Though the warm, kind and sweet personality will always make you friends (probably has a lot to do with why everyone wants to keep you around and playing). If you'd like to keep the deity worshiping spell caster type that gets more skills you might look at the Inquisitor like Vincent. They have a lot more flexibility and resourcefulness.

You don't always have to have a schtik and some characters do better face to face and the rebuild was added to PFS for a reason. I'm just going to post a few things from a friends post that you might find helpful. Just sitting at the table with him a few times made me a better player and everytime I read his stuff again I'm learning or relearning stuff.

Embrace the depth of your backstory even if no one else will read it: In F2F, it can be hard and time consuming to explain how one's childhood and upbringing lead to the creation of the character before you. In PbP, you can explore those experiences and expound on them, drawing upon them when needed. Some of your players will read it, some won't...but that's neither here nor there. What matters is how much background and color you want to add. Stick your long history in spoiler or on your alias.
Be 'humanly' wrong sometimes: Be humanly imperfect (even if you're not playing a human). Imperfect characters draw in the reader and create a connection that is common amongst us all. Imperfection is relate-able and you can use those imperfections in your roleplaying. Be an elf chauvinist pig. Or a deeply narrow-minded religious yahoo. Or a salty sea elf. Take the gloves off and be something.
People aren't perfectly static: Neither are good characters. The PbP format is a perfect chance to establish a narrative that shows change over time. (You can go from good to bad or bad to good, but do something!)
Find motivation: Having 'real' motivation for your character is extremely important- the answer to the question: "Why are you here risking your life?" I want to play with characters who truly believe that they need to save the Princess/World/McGuffin based on strong motivations for wanting to do so...and they should be interesting and relevant.

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Barham loads his crossbow while Scrumpy snaps and claws wildly at the books in vain. The swirling books then shift over and swirl around poor Scrumpy as well causing many deep painful paper cuts.

Taalaako: 1d6 ⇒ 1

Scrumpy: 1d6 ⇒ 3

Lucia
Vassago
Robert
Taalaako
1 bleed damage
Kyrie
:::::::::::::::::::::::Top of the round
Barham & Scrumpy Unless immune to bleed 1 damage
books

Bold is up also Barham you would know they are weak vs fire. Need to fix your hp as well.

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The way the scenario is written if you find the clues it satisfies all conditions required of that clue. Tgeconly exception being the ciphers which need to be translated. So taking any extra time to copy gets you nothing except lost time.

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The cases are unlocked but not open.

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The three on the left are still locked.

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Mists of Mwangi has actually been converted. It comes with two versions when you download it now. So I would not rule it out based on being a season 0.

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You would need to ask Garedon the exact time it took to search the main library, best guess 20-30 minutes. There is still room for one more person to search the two smaller rooms so I do not have a time on those yet. Class room check is at 26 and recital room is at 25. One other thing I forgot to note there was a loud fanfare from the performance while you were searching the main room. If there are any more they could definitely cover any noisy actions.

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Looks good.

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Walter Sheppard wrote:
Kurthnaga wrote:


Should I retroactively apply Fury of the Fiend or keep with my current setup and merely write off the other sheet. I'll consult my local Coordinator/VL/VC about the issue and get their input.

This is the correct move. Since you're open to suggestion, if you do what they recommend no one will fault you in the end.

Enjoy Eyes!

I agree with Walter and I do not think you will have a problem with this at the local level. Let me know if you do though.

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Robert manages to get Tobias' attention by presenting the letter. "Ahh yes if I could just take a look at that." He quickly scans the document. "That all seems to be in order. If you could follow me please I will take you to the rare book section."

Tobias leads you through a set of double doors. Inside a large table stands at the center of this large room, whose walls are lined with rows upon rows of inset shelves. A set of double doors is the only way into the room, and two stone statues depicting bearded scholars with open books are the only other decorations.

Posting link to the map at the top of the page.

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If you go to the Event Settings section along the left side of the screen. Then select Options along the top. That should take you to a screen that has a check box next to Allow waitlisting for activities without available seats. Check that box then hit save changes and your problem should be resolved.

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So when are we getting the How to Play-by-Post GM? I'm not sure how much experience you have with that, but some of your insights as a player would be helpful.

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Sure go right ahead, just post in this discussion or the new one what you are getting.

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Still waiting for Adelaide to take her turn.

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If a character is currently in a PbP game and has the crane wing feat. Would it be safe to say he is in a game in progress and does not need to apply the change until after said game is completed?

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Got it, You should now be able to move tokens. Thanks for letting me know what I needed to fix.

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I think it was a wise decision to put the swarms in this intro scenario. Given that as a GM they gave me an experienced agent to help and give advise on how to deal with swarms. It also allowed some explanation on splash weapons.

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I'd also like to add that there are several GM's that now have revolving recruitment for low level games. So if you are having trouble finding a single game you might try one of the waiting lists in those threads.

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Tiefling (My first boon) is an inquisitor of Zon Kuthon

I have two Wayangs, one is an alchemist the other is an order of the Lion samurai.

My Kitsune is shy and doesn't show his real face unless he's knocked unconscious. He also talks to himself a lot.

My Nagaji is leaning toward a dual wield ranger. Probably going to go with katanas.

I've had several other triple race boons but I gave them all good homes.

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I do not generally see many PFS PbPs listed here. You will probably have better luck over in the online campaign, recruitment thread here.

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Zahmahkibo wrote:

Will PFS chronicles be given out?

Interested, if room remains. I'll knock together a goblin later today.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but PFS credit can not be given out unless the pre-generated characters are used. All the rules for running a PFS legal game are in a document that can be downloaded with the chronicle sheets.

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Congrats, but be on the look out for yetis. Kyle has been whipping them into a frenzy since Dragnmoon made it past them.

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To be fair this isn't just a PbP problem, but one that is seen on all play styles of the game. I do agree that there need to be more GMs though. I am still pretty new to PbP, so I do not know how steep the learning curve to GM one is. I am planning on running one shortly after my first game is finished.

Edit:

I had a secondary thought on this. Instead of trying to put in some rule, why not reward good behavior. What if GMing PbP games got you into PbP games easier? Like saving a spot or two each game for some one who GMs? It is something one of my current PbP GMs tries to do and I think it might help.

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Stephen Radney-MacFarland wrote:
Kyshkumen wrote:

I got to try out the investigator yesterday and I had a question; it may have already been asked.

The investigator can use inspiration
on any Knowledge, Linguistics, or Spellcraft skill checks
without spending a use of inspiration, provided he’s
trained in that skill.

So is this one of those abilities that requires me to have at least one in my inspiration pool? Or can I use it with zero inspiration left?

You can do so with zero inspiration. They are just free uses, as long as you have at least one rank in that skill.

Perfect. Thank you!

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I got to try out the investigator yesterday and I had a question; it may have already been asked.

The investigator can use inspiration
on any Knowledge, Linguistics, or Spellcraft skill checks
without spending a use of inspiration, provided he’s
trained in that skill.

So is this one of those abilities that requires me to have at least one in my inspiration pool? Or can I use it with zero inspiration left?

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I'm already in your Ruby Phoenix Tournament, but if you need a 4th I have a level 8 Cleric/fighter.

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Sior wrote:
I'm sure that if Paizo actually does say "Yes, this and that is good for a reroll," we will be seeing an update in the Guide to PFSOP.

I agree but a simple yes here could carry the weight of the decision until they take the time and effort required to update the Guide.

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Was an offical decision ever made on this?

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I know recruiting is closed but if you were considering three tables I would be willing to balance it out to 15 player or be put on the reserve bench. I am new to PbP but not PFS.

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I would second the paizo gift card that gives a lot of options and Paizo is always adding more stuff. Food is always good but you should keep in mind people might have dietary issues (I have to keep away from sweets myself). I am also a sucker for those tokens.

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Will Johnson wrote:
Richard Flynn wrote:
Well as always I am late to the party.

Party? Oh, wow! Congratulations, Andi!

Now that you are a four-star GM you can start rolling better. ;-)

You should know not to provoke her about her rolls. Remember what happened to Josh at the beginnig of Bonekeep.

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Michael Brock wrote:
I see all of this talk. I can't believe no one wanted the falcons boon that gives you a phoenix as a mount or companion. It is also gives immunity to the ignorance of GMs that are also Taints fans. Oh well, I will file it away again and try for next year.

I heard the phoenix boon was like the owl bear in We Be Goblins Too. It looks like a phoenix but it is really just a goblin doing the dirty bird.

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Congrats Andi wish I could have made out there yesterday. Don't rest to long though I can catch up quick ;).

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Kyle Baird wrote:
David Montgomery wrote:
Through difficult terrain, while heavily encumbered, against permanent Gust of Wind spells?
And gugs! Don't forget the gugs! Oh the horror! That's how Doug Miles lost his left [redacted].

It is also how Dennis Baker killed my Druid's wolverine. He had a bigger grin from that then he does in those Storval Stairs pics from Paizocon.

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Congrats to both of you!

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Congrats Rob! Need to play at one of your tables sometime.

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Sadly it looks like I will not be going this year. I would have enjoyed having more victims for Bonekeep.

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"Devil's Advocate" wrote:
Thing is, even if Torch does his thing, that doesn't just make the Decemvirate any more desirable or make the SL any less needed or wanted. How many times had Professor X gone away and the X-Men still kept on? No reason this is any different. It just means that a leader of the SL, (one almost no one even knew about for the longest time) is gone (in a very unplublic event that no one else knows about anyway), and now some how the Faction disbands?

This is a little bit different. This would be more like he just assassinated Magneto took over the Brotherhood of evil mutants and then thanked the X-men for all the hard work they did as it helped make it possible. Now will the X-men continue to fight? Definitely, but would they want to continue fighting under tha banner of the X-men? Probably not.

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Wendy-Ann wrote:
I was very disappointed with Rivalry's End. Having come into PFS in season 3, I knew nothing of previous Shadow Lodge stories and it was advertised as a faction that looks out for the individual Pathfinders and watches what the Decemvirate were doing. That was what my fighter signed up for and now I am left with a rotten taste in my mouth telling me that I have been played all along. Not sure where she goes from here.

I think that is pretty much how most of the SL characters should feel. We were betrayed and want revenge and it is going to be tough to trust someone again. If you still feel a little lost read through the full conclusion of the scenario. The Decemvirate do lot to help keep the shadow lodge members around. Including that extra SL only bonus you get.

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