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FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 138 posts (1,907 including aliases). 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 14 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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Andrea Brandt wrote:
I am home. I haven't unpacked, but I'm already trying to figure out how to get more card game in, and who I'm going to get to play it with me.

I'm in!

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Half of all the things or half of all the slots? If it's half of all the things I might show up on other days to see how you pull that off.

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I'll be showing up for one day. I already signed up to run the special that night.

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My freezer is now stocked with minis. Thanks for passing that bit of info along Drogon.

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Yeah I am curious about that too. What's your secret Mike, do you not take GM credits?

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I found the class total thread interesting and I noticed some one list their races as well. I was curious to see how diverse the Society is so here is my list of played races.

Human 3
Half-Elf 2
Half-Orc 2
Wayang 2
Gnome 1
Tiefling 1
Kitsune 1
Tengu 1

Edit: These are the number of characters I have of the listed race not a list of levels played.

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The half elf brings her scroll blade to bear on Avarus.

melee: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (16) + 4 = 20

damage: 1d6 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7

The blade cuts deep and burns away to ash. The Aspis pulls another scroll creating a new blade.

Skaarr
Zanakor
Avarus
Aspis (9)
Xerance
Dario

Xerance and Dario are up.

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There is a pale purple garnet hidden in the fog on the floor.

Anyone searching the room:
The mist swirls and forms into something from a reoccurring nightmare DC 11 Will save to disbelieve, if failed DC 11 Fort save for have damage and not shaken. Failed Will: 2d6 ⇒ (1, 1) = 2 + shaken for 1 hour.

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Druid 15 (12,3)

Paladin 11

Sorcerer 10

Alchemist 10

Inquisitor 9

Cleric 8

Monk 5

Samurai 4

Oracle 3

Rogue 2

Wizard 1

Investigator 1

Ranger 1

Fighter 1

81 levels over 13 characters.

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As you circle the mountain of bronze in the center of the room you come across a scholarly woman of eleven decent. She is dressed in warm clothing and holds a scroll in each hand. "So you're the ones making all that noise, I'm afraid I cannot let you go any further" With a flick of both wrists the scrolls instantly become a sword and shield.

GM rolls:
Avarus: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (11) + 4 = 15
Dario: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (2) + 5 = 7
Xerance: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 7
Zanakor: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (16) + 2 = 18
Skaarr: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (20) + 3 = 23
Aspis: 1d20 ⇒ 15

Skaarr
Zanakor
Avarus

Aspis
Xerance
Dario

Bold is up.

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Painlord wrote:


Currently playing the Skull&Shackles AdvCardGame with Brett (VC) from Eugene and Sarah (VL from Idaho) and Preston (VC) from Spokane. There are a lot of sharks in the card game...makes me think that Dragnmoon would fit in.

Can you tell us anything about the characters/classes they have for S&S or are they only giving you the Rise of the Runelords characters.

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The Gods Mouth Heresy I am running is electing to continue exploring their dungeon and will not be finished in time to count toward the game day. The Accursed Halls I have stepped up to run after the GM disappeared is also not going to finish in time. I will report these separately and consider if I will take part in the next event.

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Painlord wrote wrote:

Painlord's Schedule:

Thursday, Noon to 11pm: Adventure Card Game in Hotel Bar. A few friends (even a Canadian) and I will be playing all of Deck/Book 1 of Rise of the Runelords in Hotel Bar. This will be a perfect spot for an impromptu Meet & Greet and socializing. If any of you Thursday arrivals can stop by and help translate the ACG into Canadian, that might be appreciated.
Friday, Morning/Day: Adventure Card Game.
Saturady, Morning/Day: Adventure Card Game.
Saturday, Evening: PaizoCon Preview Banquet.
Sunday, Morning/Day: Adventure Card Game.

Huh so you really are there to just play cards, a lot of cards. You writing a guide or something?

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I have had a player like this at my table a few times and it may very well be the same player. What a lot of people are suggesting is walking the line of what is breaking the rules and rewarding creative solutions. Compromise is a big part of that and the player should be more responsive to toning it down compared to being told no. As Jiggy pointed out any mechanical benefits need the rules to be presented by the player. If they cannot do so then they cannot do it. Just remember in the end you want all the players to have fun.

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Was the flying hearse the property of a pink haired gnome pimp?

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Doug Miles wrote:
In February/March 2015 the next Exclusive should come out. Ambitious GMs will schedule sessions in advance of the scenario being released. Offer to slot zero it for your VOs and local workhorse GMs. Getting those 10 Exclusives/Specials has become more difficult as the number of regional 4-Star GMs & VOs increase. You guys have my sympathies. Back in 2011 I ran 2-EX The Midnight Mauler 14 times in a two month span. A lack of competition in the marketplace helped. Keep an eye out early next year for the new Exclusive and run the hell out of it, fellas.

Not only do we have more competition but we also have the issue that it's been in convention play for a year before release as an EX which further reduces the player pool. Then add the fact that it isn't PbP compatible which takes out another chunk of possible players. It's a square peg forced into a round hole to say the least. Hoping to be done with my 5th star before the next EX which is probably going to be Bonekeep 2.

Edit: Thanks for the comments acknowledge things are different now Doug Doug.

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So where are you guys heading. Also the skeletons can handle the Doc.

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I'm hoping they lower the number of specials with the change of the season since they gave us Bonekeep to run. It's a lot harder to find victims then players.

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Most of what you are looking for is here in the guide to organized play. Feel free to ask any questions you may have after you read it.

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Cire wrote:
Sior wrote:

I don't think mine are coming back until Saturday's games are reported.

Also, apologies if my test posts are annoying anyone. Just curious with nothing better to do, hahaha.

I'm not annoyed but... you know, you can see your stars on your "My Account" page.

I think what Cire is getting at is there is no need to test post. If the glitch is fixed you would simple have to check your My Account page instead of posting to see your stars.

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This is a regular round the only surprise round was the Aspis firing at Dario. I also moved Xerance into a position she can fire from.

Xerance draws her bow and fires at the Aspis man but only hits the wall he is ducking behind. The Aspis continues winding his crossbow this round.

Dario
Xerance
Aspis Agent
Zanakor
Avarus
Skaarr

Names in bold are up.

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I have had a lot of luck with GM Endless Forms thread for high level play. He has a sign up sheet for both 5-9 and 7-11 games. There is also Broken Prince has started a recruitment thread for 3-7 recently.

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I believe this would fall under the ruling for the Tengu sword training trait which is gaining proficiency with a bastard sword allows the use of it with one hand.

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Are you looking at the top of the stairs or back down in the chamber with these perception checks.

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Have you run this past the online VO's? Last I heard Bonekeep is not cleared for PbP under any conditions.

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I'm on the fence about taking on another game as GM. Also I can't seem to make up my mind on what I would like to run.

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Perhaps a second list for volunteer GMs? Then you could assign players to games and get help to clear the list.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit but yes I have always made that connect too.

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Kludde your list is getting rather long, you might have to outsource some GMs to keep up.

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I know a bit about Dennis's gunslinger. It is just a muticlass character and not a true spellslinger.

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Same with SF, I had to turn several players away this past weekend because they brought a pre-gen.

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The skeleton or the armor?

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You are in area 17 already.

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I am worried that my module will not be finished by July 5th. Are there any penalties for not finishing on time?

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Since he completed 3 encounters and made an effort to come back I'd just give him the full gold. Most people don't bother trying to make it back.

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Quote:
Any faction-specific vanities, titles, traits, prestige items, or other purchases made while the character was a member of the retired faction are retained by that character with no changes. After the faction is retired, none of these faction-specific items are available for future purchase.

This refers to the shadow lodge and the lantern lodge which were retired last year. They have no plans that I am aware of to remove any additional factions so you need not worry.

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Season 5 faction trait? Could you be more specific, did you get it on a chronicle for example? Things like that do not usually expire unless they state that they do.

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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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