Pirate Rob wrote:
As a personal anecdote if conventions did not offer exclusive boons, I would not attend them.
Interesting. From my personal PoV I did Origins not for booms, but to see if I could. If I can make it to Gen con next year* it will be for the same.
I'd need my own room. I snore, loudly, and wouldn't inflict that on anyone.
Chris Mortika wrote:
Given that when I played at Serenity games I only brought Samiel because a) I hadn't prepared to play, so I only had the mini with the hero lab records of my other PCs and b) Samiel was just one sheet of module credit, so he wasn't a hassle. I'm fine with it.
This kind of reminds me of the Confirmation.
"Hi, I'm Kyra. I'm a cleric of Saranae, I woke up in a closet where I vaugely remember other mees and heard someone say "Aw man! We need a cleric!"" - Kyra introducing herself. It's a joke that the grand lodge has a 'closet full of Kyras.'
Point of order, the thieves' guild vanity does allow sleight of hand to make day job rolls, and there are no mechanics for being 'caught' with that roll.
(I know this because Ksenia has it. I joke she explains, "I traveled south from Irrisen and fell in with a band of cuthroats, thieves and tomb robbers. Then I joined a thieves guild!")
Amusingly Set, that's kind of where she is now. (Carol's back, and is the flying brick. Though I was so happy to see (all to briefly) her Binary form.)
Also under Claremont's pen, it was pretty clear her 'blessed with suck' aspects were psychological. (When Carol Danvers' persona was in control, she made skin to skin contact all the time.)
Gods, now my coworkers are wondering why I'm laughing so hard.
I love inquisitors.
Mark Norfolk wrote:
Amusingly it was Genesis of the Daleks that I saw first on PBS. For some reason I saw Sarah Jane climbing that rocket and was hooked.
Aside, it would be funny if:
The stasis locked Gallifrey was hidden in an old studio in Africa, in a closet. :-)
Nathan King 788 wrote:
This, where's the Taldor love?
Saturday gaming, party dealing with a snake swarm (I'm asking for fortitude saves because I'm an evil GM and no one asked if they were poisonous.)
Kyra: I'll use my wand of CLW and bop the paladin.
Me: You're surrounded by snakes and you want to bop the paladin... Are you sure you're not a cleric of Calistra?
We all laughed. Kyra's player had been missing due to RL issues, so it was nice to have her back.
Brief note I'll elaborate more later. Despite Murphy out to ruin my day, I think everyone enjoyed it.
Minotaur madness. The party was divided between run and stay and fight. Most of the party wanted to run. When I said whomever wants to run, raise your hand, 4 of my seven players raised their hands. When I pointed this out, the other three developed common sense.
As it was the final minotaur dropped two party members, and a dog to negatives before they dropped him. I'm pretty sure I'd have killed quite a few if they'd charged the healthy minotaur..
I stole the idea of 'grading' the notes from the boards. The one guy who didn't take notes, I wrote "Please take ranks in lingustics when you level up. Kreighton Shaine" :-)
I also moved around the table, letting the players dice for random encounters. IT kept things lively, and meant that no one could blame me when they rolled the hard stuff.
Jeggare at the moment is a Noble House of One, so that's pretty much out.
Well two. We've a gunslinger in our PFS with that name. Which led to this amusing bit of coversation with Ksenia.
"How dare you call me a peseant! Do you know what the name Jeggare means?"
"Is it Chelaxian for 'peseant'?"
Amusingly just watched the 1978 pilot last night.
Couple of thoughts comparing the two.
All in all, I liked the reboot better (of course).
Maybe I'm just weird, but what kind of idiot doesn't moderate their actions based on who they're with?
We curb the language when kids are at the table, I won't play Mayim when some of our more, reserved, players are there. I tone down Ksenia's (blatent) racism, Dexios' or Kodiak's preaching, etc.
Yeah, if Chuck is offending people you tell him. Bluntly.
Interesting, I'll have to look it up. Thanks GreenDragon.
I've been rewatching JLU. I'd forgotten that it strongly implied/suggested that Dianna is Hades daughter. Whether 'your mother and I sculpted you from clay' is accurate or a metaphor (or a cover story) is left vauge.
Under A Bleeding Sun wrote:
Hey guys, any thoughts on this yet? Holiday weekend is over and you'll should be back. Have a character I need to figure out if I can make him a half-elf or if he's stuck being an Aasmir.
Patience my young apprentice. Make him a half elf, not every character needs every advantage. :-)
Ksenia has the Taldor noble vanity and thanks to <redacted> the Eagle Knight vanity (When I ran <redacted> I wanted an entire party of Taldans, Chels and Sczarni, almost got it).
Since most of the titles are ineffectual, I decided Lady of Almas fit perfectly. :-) I even recently paid to have her silken ceremonial armor glamered so she can appear in full Eagle Knight dress. (And let's face it, an Irrisen Jadwiga who is a Taldan noble, being an Eagle Knight on top of it, is funny.)
She does have a 'mechanical vanity' I bought theives guild, since I was putting points in sleight of hand. (Hey I'm Taldor, faction missions might have needed it.) I joke she tells people, "I came south to learn, and fell in with a band of murders, cutthroats and robbers. Then I joined a thieves guild!"
For my GM boon at Origins I took the Cinderlands Boon, just so she can be scantly clad in the heat as well as the cold. Is that vain enough?
Samiel's only 2.1 so I have the castle boon from <redacted> on standby. Since he was 'adopted' into the sczarni family, I took the Varisian tatto trait to show his 'birthmark' (I'm thinking of modling him after Sam Adama in a way, with some of Joseph's morality) I'll be shelling out gold every level to add a tattoo.
I don't have Mayim's vanities off the top of my head.
I read this and all I could think of is "It looks like a ball of poo with knives sticking out of it."
"It's a porcupine!"
Eleven told Jo Grant that during Ten's "farewell tour" he did look in on all his former companions. So off screen visits seem to be a safe bet.
@Mort Ack, missed that trait. Took criminal (for the DD/class skill) and the Varasian tattoo (for the tattoo and ha'la'thal flavor I was going for with my Sczarni faction). Since I played him at Serenity, he's locked at 2nd level. Well, Lingering at 3rd and extra traits at 5th it is. :-)
@strayshift Well it is for PFS, but I'll remember that if I play an archeologist in a home game (I miss home games)
I want to make sure I read this correctly, before I decide this feat is a "no brainer"
Archaeologist's luck states:Archaeologist's luck is treated as bardic performance for the purposes of feats, abilities, effects, and the like that affect bardic performance.
So lingering performance should work, right? Kind of makes it an automatic choice since the number of rounds doesn't increase by level, unlike bardic performance.
What are other good spells/feats to complement this luck bonus?
I'd thought if you wanted to 'update and modernize' John Stewart, it would be cool to show a view of the earth, then spin down to Asia, then Afghanistan. Have a 'Black Hawk Down" style scene of Marines pinned down, and John Stewart leading the defense. At a dramatically appropriate time, you have the ring fly in and settle on his finger. "John Stewart of Earth, you have the ability to overcome great fear. Welcome to the Green Lantern Corps." He then uses his ring to kick ass.
(This could also be a subplot if he gets recalled to Oa, his troop describing the ring's effects could be written off as 'PTSD' and then you have him charged as a deserter.)
Not sure who would be a good villian for John though.
June Soler wrote:
I got the impression it is a bit of left over energy, like if a Aroden Cleric made a wand of cure light wounds or something.
In the Scarred lands, there was a trilogy centered around the resurrection of a dead god. I doubt Paizo would do something similar.
Mark Norfolk wrote:
The interviews I've seen with Miss Langford seem to make her a nice woman. Mel I wanted to see eaten by the silence. (not the order, or the silents, just be quiet)
I do wonder if Jool from Farscape was a nod to Mel. Intelligent, red hair, and a scream that could melt steel. :-)
I'll be running this on the 7th, and try to write a review afterwards.
That said, on initial review I like what I see. I'd have preferred all the maps to be on mappacks since this will likely go with Crypt of the Everflame in my "Emergency GM Kit".
I do like that there's a nice bonus for a first time run through. The boons are nice.
Now I just need to decide if I want Samiel to get the credit, or if I want to start PC eleven... (PCs are like Dorritos, crunch all you want, I'll make more).
Well Ksenia for a while would introduce herself as the semiour pathfinder (spent third, and part of 4th, with 1st and second level characters).
Now she can introduce herself as "Lady Ksenia Skarten, great granddaughter of Baba Yaga, Baronette of Almas. Oh and Eagle Knight."
(Fun of taking the Taldor noble title and Eagle Knight vanities.)
Samiel, after last night and I got a good handle on his personality, will likely be saying, "It's good business."
OOC: I try to gage the party, depending on the mix of players, Mayim is a bit 'intense' for some parties.
I hope this is the right forum.
I wanted to give thanks to the Florida Pathfinder society at Serenity Games. In Florida for a sad reason and with short notice this week, and saw they weren't that far from me. Thank you for putting up with a displaced Buckeye and making him feel welcome.
Except that most viewers won't 'get' those kind of Easter Eggs--not enough, anyway, to assure the necessary viewer-ship for the show to have legs...
It is the paradox of shows like this that we want the easter eggs, but don't want the show to depend on them. This week's episode was a 'less than subtle' tie in to the Movie-verse. Good.
If they'd tied the berserker staff into the Wrecking Crew, it would have been a nice nod. Indeed, based on how skinny the blond was, I'd have liked to see her named "Mary McPherson" and her boyfriend named Carl. Voila, you have a shout out to two villians that have no bearing on the plot. Roxxon next week seems to be similar.*
I'd really like to see Roxxon show up in other places, kind of the "Bad Wolf" of Agents of SHIELD. Then reveal that project centepede is a Roxxon project. Especially since this could introduce Black Mamba (personal favourite) and Windshear (who if he does a face-turn could add a member of colour to the cast for the bean counters).