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RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 6,258 posts (6,583 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 3 Pathfinder Society characters. 4 aliases.


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I am looking for ideas for a pre-quest for Iron Gods. It would start approximately Day -2 of the official start of the AP, during Khonnir Baine's fifth expedition.

I am looking to write someting in the spirit of Pathfinder Society Scenario Intro 1: First Steps—Part I: In Service to Lore. For those not familiar with that scenario, the heroes go to different NPCs (They are some of the Faction leaders in the society, and perform (adventuring) tasks for them). Each task is roughly equivalent to an encounter of some kind (combat, puzzles, or investigation).

My goal for this pre-adventure are:

  • Allow the Players to "shake down" their characters.
  • Allow the Players to become familiar with the other heroes in the party.
  • Introduce the heroes to some of the important NPCs of Torch.
  • Feed the players some of the rumors (page 10 of Fires of Creation) in an organic manner.

    Any ideas you can suggest, would be helpful. :)

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    Mathmuse wrote:
    WarlrodGorgutz wrote:
    I'm pretty new to the whole quest design thing and thought I would get some suggestions for some easy level 5ish side quests for them to do.

    You don't have to do any quest design for an adventure path. The adventure path contains enough challenges to level up the party at an appropriate rate using the medium character advancement rate.

    Side quests still could come up naturally, as the PCs might want to investigate questions not resolved in the modules. But those are difficult to anticipate in advance.

    "Monistary" doesn't necessarily mean "Martial Arts" monks.

    Actually, what is your goal as a GM with this side quest?

  • If the monks are intended as allies: Are you opening up early access to bionics? (Reasonable, and the monks would have the feats and skills to install the enhancements.)
  • Are they intended as adversaries? If so, why? Mathmuse is correct, the AP does have enough Experience Points for leveling at the desired rate.

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    GM_Beernorg wrote:

    I was really hoping for some Captain Nog action, alas, not happening...grrrr

    Nog IMO by far shows the most character growth in DS9, and as the first ferengi (as far as I know) in star fleet, let alone with the rank of captain, tht screams "I deserve a ST about me and my crew, and how the rules of acquisition apply here too!" ;)

    You're right.

    But it would even need to be "Captain Nog." But, he should be a senior officer.

    But that doesn't seem to be in the cards either.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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    Grey Lensman wrote:
    I enjoyed the first, and didn't bother with the second once I heard they were trying to redo Khan. Wrath of Khan is as close to a perfect Star Trek film as one is going to get, any attempt to delve into that theme was doomed from the start, and that's before you add in the magical blood.

    The whole point of "the new timeline" was to NOT rehash old stories (... but Paramout wanted to go with something that worked before).

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Linked

    I do not especially like the look of the new ship.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Thomas Seitz wrote:
    I still don't get which timeline this is. Is it the 'classic' or Abram's version?

    It will almost certainly be in the original timeline, largely do to the division between Viacom's Paramount and CBS branches. That way the series and movies cannot harm one another.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Kalindlara wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Kalindlara wrote:
    There is, in fact, an "unwrapped" dark creeper in Pathfinder - with art, even! ^_^
    Who is that?
    ** spoiler omitted **

    Ah! Haven't played that AP

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Kalindlara wrote:
    There is, in fact, an "unwrapped" dark creeper in Pathfinder - with art, even! ^_^

    Who is that?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    DJEternalDarkness wrote:
    So who do we have to bribe to get to see the rules sooner?

    That is an interest question. How are they choosing their Beta Test team?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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    Freehold DM wrote:
    Freehold cannot wait for this film.

    We need Joss Whedon to take over Star Trek, just for your benefit.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Hayato Ken wrote:

    1. The hobgoblins already invaded a nation there, Kaoling, which is now their nation.

    2. They would of course invade another nation, like Lingshen or Jinin.
    Jinin probably has some elfgates to Sovyrian, so that could have become even more interesting would those have fallen into their hands, threatening invasion even to the old elven refuge on Castrovel!

    Military Expansionism is almost a moral imperative for Hobgoblins.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    captain yesterday wrote:

    I highly doubt we'll get several. :-)

    And I'd prefer the one we do get has more nuance then just War!!! with Hobgoblins.

    Perhaps, but moving to the "exotic" setting of Lingshen would have made the story vastly more interesting then it is now. (... and provided an opportunity to further develop that part of Golarion.)

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    Iron Fang is a missed opportunity.

    It really should have been set in Lignshen.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    What did you tell them?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Pity that this Hobgoblin AP wasn't set in Lingshen. :(

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Zaister wrote:
    Check out his Item Creation ability: "A reclamation robot ignores all of the item creation feat requirements for creating a technological item..."

    But how does it make the skill check?

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    TriOmegaZero wrote:
    KingOfAnything wrote:

    #1044 Mountain Passes

    Imagine getting it on atop a mountain of platinum coins.

    Sounds uncomfortable.

    Ninja'd

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    Matthew Shelton wrote:

    Will there be Alternity-d20 Modern style technology levels / progress levels ?

    How will hazardous environments be modeled in the system? Will it take a similar form as planar traits do?

    -- radiation: none, minimal, low, moderate, high, severe, lethal...

    This is dealt with in the Iron Gods material.

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    Flash Gordon

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Has Warner Bros. found a counter to Disney's Princess?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    DC Superhero Girls

    Has Warner Bros. found a successful counter to Disney's Princess?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Scott Henry wrote:
    Curious how drow would fit in space.

    Sunglasses.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Thomas Seitz wrote:
    No I think it's more that you end up watching a slow train wreck happen at times, Lord Fyre.

    Hey. I wasn't commenting on the quality of his work.

    Just that he seems unable to evoke an emotional response from his audience in any other way.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Thomas Seitz wrote:
    The Raven Black wrote:
    Imbicatus wrote:
    Bah, it's not like the Oots is actually going to lose this thing. Some (more) of them may die, but Rich isn't GRRM after all.
    Do not tempt him
    Yeah every time someone invokes GRRM name, I keep expecting to see a bunch of people die horribly.

    And saying Joss Whedon's name mean that someone you really care about is going to die horribly.

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    Ross Byers wrote:
    Drejk wrote:
    137ben wrote:
    Alex Martin wrote:
    These days, don't you mean Hail Hydra!? ;-)
    Hydra is an important source of revenue!

    Note that in the final panel the goblin is old and rich... He couldn't be if the world had been destroyed by the gods or Snarl...

    Unless goblins age fast enough that he grew the grey beard in what, half a year?

    Dan. His name is Dan.

    Maybe he was already old and just took being rich as an opportunity to stop shaving?

    Actually, it could even be marketing - suggesting that the establishment is older then it really is.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Nutcase Entertainment wrote:

    @ Vic;

    The Edition 'War' will happen, thinking otherwise would be naive, which I don't think you are. Paizo should ready itself for that 'Edition War', learning from its own past successes and failures, but also from the past successes and failures of others.

    That would be both a different thread, and promptly closed by the Paizo moderators.

    (That said, a "Science Fantasy Adventurers" sourcebook might have been a "safer move.")

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Majuba wrote:

    Tough call... of the sanctioned ones, I think only Iron Gods might be a bit too wild for newbies. Jade Regent might be a bit too... long-term goal, for a new group. Skull & Shackles would accommodate players coming and going pretty well (though harder to assign credit in that case). Shattered Star defaults to the party actually being Pathfinders. The rest should work fine. I always recommend Runelords.

    Sanctioned APs:
    Runelords, Carrion Crown, Jade Regent, Skull & Shackles, Shattered Star,
    Reign of Winter, Mummy's Mask, Iron Gods, Giant Slayer.

    Do you already own the AP books for these adventures?

    Else, I would say that the Rise of the Runelords Anniversary would be your go to for this; as a collection it would be much cheaper then buying the six books of any other AP.

    Also, as a sanctioned AP, your players could apply the chronicle sheets to their normal PFS characters.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Beat wrote:
    The PCs returned the horses after the rescue of Areal and managed to calm down Thesing. I had him brag about the show and a few of the PCs now want to attend. The PCs want to go and see the performance. One of them reminded me of the theater adventure in the back of the D20 Cthulu book I had run about 10 years ago so it made me want to put something together. Any suggestions on a one session theater based scenario would be welcome ( from the audience side of the stage as six fold is coming up) but specifically any ideas where I can get a theater map and any suggestions for a tentacled monster that would he appropriate for 2nd level PCs?

    Check out the Pathfinder Society adventure Amoung the Living.

    While it is set in Taldor, it should be adaptable to Cheliax. Do read the reviews, however, as I believe that they would help with the adapting part.

    Spoiler:
    One thing I would definitely suggest is to not have all the NPCs so quickly murdered by the zombie horde. This gives the PCs a chance to rescue some people and feel more heroic (and will also encourage them to explore more of the buidling).

    Also, the "bad guys" in this need not be Zyphus cultists. Kuthanites would fit better into the AP's storyline.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Did you realize that they are actually different videos?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Sundakan wrote:

    Writers tend to write what they know. Even a good writer can only vaguely approximate something they've never experienced. If you want a simple example, look at the differences between American, Canadian, and British media. It FEELS very different between the three, because the countries for all their cultural similarities also still have vast cultural differences as well.

    Skill is still the deciding factor, of course, but writers with different experiences are necessary for stories to be varied. and gender and race differences result in variance just as large, if sometimes a lot subtler than larger cultural/national ones.

    Thank You.

    I was afraid to try to answer this directly.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    I must ask again ...

    Who
    Is
    BATNUT?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

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    Lemmy wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
    2) Why the f!ck is Bendis writing this? He has demonstrated he can really only write one book, occasionally two, at time and do it well. Anything more and he starts phoning it in. If Marvel wants this to succeed, he needs to hand it off to another writer... possibly even a woman or non-white writer.

    A non-white writer would be a good move.

    So would a woman artist.

    Why does this matter? What difference does it make as long it is a good writer?

    Different viewpoint.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Gleaming Terrier wrote:
    Lemmy wrote:

    *rolls eyes*

    Why create interesting, unique characters when you can take the easy route and just slap an existing name into another character and say it's "new", huh? It's particularly annoying when they want to paint the new character as a better version of the original...

    Stupid gimmicky move... All this does is doom the new character to eventually be replaced by the original or stay forever a "second class" hero, forever under the shadow of its predecessor.

    And the counterpoint is, of course, Ms. Marvel Kamala Khan.

    Though you do point out why MARVEL needed to keep James Rhodes and kill off Tony Stark.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
    2) Why the f!ck is Bendis writing this? He has demonstrated he can really only write one book, occasionally two, at time and do it well. Anything more and he starts phoning it in. If Marvel wants this to succeed, he needs to hand it off to another writer... possibly even a woman or non-white writer.

    A non-white writer would be a good move.

    So would a woman artist.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    I can see it now:

    "How did you get your cosplay so realistic?"

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    Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
    How is this suppose to split the warehouse staff and customer service? Will Cosmo have to make a clone of himself without his trademark 'stache?

    Actually, there should be enough pieces of him all over the place to make a spare Cosmo at this point.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Dragon78 wrote:
    Too be honest I would have liked a "Science Fantasy Adventures" book.

    That would have made the entirety of Pathfinder "backwards compatible." It sounds like that is not what is planned.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Chris Lambertz wrote:
    Lord Fyre wrote:
    Avalon Games wrote:
    Updated rules, new classes, a random alien pc generator, new art and psi section.
    This product does have the Pathfinder logo on it. Is that okay with Paizo?
    Hey there, this product was published using the Pathfinder Compatibility License, which includes the usage of an associated logo on the compatible products (that is the logo featured on the product image here).

    All right then. I can go ahead with my purchase.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Avalon Games wrote:
    Updated rules, new classes, a random alien pc generator, new art and psi section.

    This product does have the Pathfinder logo on it. Is that okay with Paizo?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Zaister wrote:
    CBDunkerson wrote:
    Maybe aurumvorax hide is light armor?
    That would explain the statblock, but there is no real base for this assumption, especially considering the armor is simply listed as +1 invulnerability hide armor in the gear section of the statblock.

    Armor Training 1 also allows full movement in Medium Armor (PF Core, p 56).

    But, that doesn't solve the problem with the horrible strength score. I think it is just an error that slipped through with this complicated stat block.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    mBublitz wrote:

    Ylrynyr (ill-rinn-ear)

    paladin
    lvl 10
    Details : (dm told me later about some of what I was not aware of at the time)
    Caster under an imp.invis summoned a demon/devil type; then magicly sealed a tough door behind her/him. I of course was first in. I almost got the darn thing but I had to spend a round healing/touching myself when I found out later that I may have been able to kill it that round with a little luck.

    As the rest of the party may have 'good' alignments written on their sheets, they definitely were Not. I told them not to resurrect me.
    I am still debating what I shall make now. Only healing left in the party is a druid so a cleric or similar would be good for the party, since the party wasn't so good to poor ol' Ylrynyr maybe a neutral-ish warlock would serve them right. The dm allows new characters one lvl below who died & since I never missed a session (& everyone else had missed at least a couple) I was a bit ahead anyway. Sigh.

    You were killed by a member of your own party?

    Are you sure you want to continue to adventure with them?

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    Dragon78 wrote:
    Ok so they look like Mindflayers.

    But, they're totally into kidneys.

    Actually, I have no idea what Rahod has in mind.

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    Dragon78 wrote:
    What would this "Cuthlalin based race" look like?

    Something like this?

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    Though keep in mind that Starfinder brings something to the table that none of those games do.

    The Adventure Path.

    A hard fact about gaming is that most gamers have other commitments on their time. Many of us don't have the ability to create an entire campaign from scratch.

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    captain yesterday wrote:

    How did I just say it was the Tian Xia adventure path. How? In what way.

    It's the epic journey adventure path, my previous post only reinforces that, if you want to put words in my mouth, so be it. But you're treading on dangerous ground if you do.

    I may have misinterpreted your intent. You were praising the Jade Regient AP, however, you are correct to point out that your were praising in terms of being a "dangerous travel" AP, not a "Asian setting" AP.

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    captain yesterday wrote:
    As a huge fan of Jade Regent, you miss the mark.

    None the less, your earlier comment was correct. Calling Jade Regent an Asian or a Tien Xia Adventure Path was disingenuous.

    RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32

    NenkotaMoon wrote:
    Coridan wrote:

    Bleh, Iron Fang Invasion doesn't particularly appeal to me. Considering Hell's Rebels, Hell's Vengeance and Strange Aeons don't either, it's a rough two years for me :( haven't really been excited about an AP since Wrath of the Righteous.

    Give me my damn Arcadia already.

    Not until we get an actual Tien Xia AP. It really sucks that the only AP that has anything to do with it doesn't even take place in it (well until the end where pretty much you could teleport to it by the time you arrive). Then it's to late to get enthusiastic for it. Hell, why even get the damned Setting or Gazzetter if its really one book.

    Tien Xia would have been a wonderful setting for a Hobgoblin invasion.

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    Unless you are doing this for publication, a Carrion Crawler is the best replacement for a Carrion Crawler.

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    Would converting Star*Drive to Starfinder be worth it?

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    Ascalaphus wrote:
    More and more I'm starting to think this is actually not such a bad thing. I want to emphasize the TL a lot more, and after book 2 they should be powerful enough to skirmish with the TL a bit. If they're not exactly beelining the Unity plot, good.

    Yes, some battling with the Technic League at this point would be a good thing. Pity they are almost absent from the next two books of the AP.

    But even that requires a better bridge between books 2 and 3.

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