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Goblin Squad Member. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,236 posts (1,284 including aliases). 2 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 15 Pathfinder Society characters.


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I dont think Ill hit 10 by then, but My Spiritualist is currently level 4, nearly 5. So far so good, but the Anger Phantom is really hurting for HP.

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Im going to put this on record.

I really enjoyed playing in this one. The Tone of the scenario, the puzzle/riddle, the encounters.. all just seemed to 'click' for me. I think some of the other people with me .. didnt as much because it was so .. different. To me though it was nicely paced, contained ( I loved contained scenarios) and just plain different to what has come before this season (and not plain at all!)

As a DM, I grew to love this scenario even more. I ran it as a 4 player 4-5 table. I loved how the monsters encounteres meshed up .. sort off with the scrolls, the environmental impacts , Mistress Koi (although I think a few people were annoyed having to repeat themeselves time and time again)

The tooth fairy fight was a highlight as half the party were captivated.

All in all Id like to congratulate the author and editors for making this scenario so repeatable. Id love to revisit with a CORE character some day.

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Guys, as mentioned he is a player not a DM. Which means all the DM advice you are giving him is great and its something he could pass on to his DM if he is so inclined, however its not immediately practical for him.

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Im have a giggle/chuckle when I look at the first page of posts in this thread. They are Hilarious about how bad this was going to be.

This is my fave show of the year until the New X files 6 parter is released later in the year.

Im just sad Wesley bought the farm.

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Are a lot of the core games early season stuff when 4 player tables were the norm?

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There is a Kobold Boon? Awesome!

I guess I may live to regret building my Spiritualist before the actual main book gets released. Im still not convince I contribute all that much in each game he is in, and Ive been berated several times for taking the 'weakest' Anger type of Phantom.

I just like the class, but Ive got no real grasp on what their role is.

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My Dual Cursed Oracle. I was aiming for a Baldric level of disgustingness and duplicitous. I find I rarely can roleplay to that level and my Bones Oracle (who has a Con of 9) Generally has been receiving DM credit to get him to level 5. Hes level 5 and has 24hp.

I originally created him because I kinda liked the oracle another play had been playing, and had recently read the Pahmet Dwarf information in a Paizo product.

Whilst he is a Pahmet Dwarf his career is also with the transport of the dead/an embalmer which generally makes his disposition and antics unpalatble to most people he meets.

Strangely he often ends up being the party spokesman (which is strange considering he has both the wasting and lame curses) and I generally describe him as a rather sickly looking Dwarf whos hair has mostly fallen out and his beard seems to dimish each day as clumps of skin and hair fall off.

I think my biggest regret is more I thnk I dont have the rp skill to play him as he should be played.

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Im actually liking the new Simmons: there needs to be a character on this show that just challenges the 'oh cool.. superpowered people living amongst us'. They work for an organisation which yeah does work closely with superpowered types, but can never fully trust them. You need to plan for the day the superhero might become a supervillain.

In a way i think Simmons is preparing us for the Registration Act storyline. She is obviously being put in the Registratiob camp which I dont have an issue with.

Ward has become 120 percent better as a character since he was revealed as a double agent. Better Dialogue and just better scenes. The issue with the show is unless they start portraying him more as a stock villain the sheer amount of characters on the show means his screentime will be forever limited.

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keep in mind zoning areas can also affect shop hours. Some council require certain types of businesses to close by certain time.

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What I think needs to happen more is that Game days and Conventions need to more accurately market their experiences before. Nobody should be arriving at a Game day or convention without knowing in advance if the game they are attending is either core or non core. It should be known to all well in advance.

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Id also point out that not all Paladins have the Iomedaen view on attack first talk later.

Id actually pick a God which isnt so confrontational as the Deity for my Paladin. Then mold the personalty round that if you think it might be hard to work for the Dark Archive.

An interesting choice might be :

Kelinahat
She of Ebon Wings
Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 322 (Amazon)
Pathfinder Wiki Kelinahat
Details
Alignment LG
Pantheon Empyreal Lords
Areas of Concern Intelligence, spies, stealth
Domains Darkness, Good, Knowledge, Law
Favored Weapon Short sword

With the LG Alignment she is sure to have holy warriors but note her Areas of Concern. She is interested in Intelligence.. which for the Pathfinder Society is a BIG thing. Finding out what artifacts do etc. The Stealth and Spies aspect is an interesting part of the Faith. When we think of Paladins we think of the bright and shiny Paladins of Sarenrae and co.

Another interesting choice might be :

Zohls
Verity
Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 324 (Amazon)
Pathfinder Wiki Zohls
Details
Alignment LG
Pantheon Empyreal Lords
Areas of Concern Determination, investigation, truth
Domains Good, Knowledge, Law, Travel
Favored Weapon Heavy crossbow

Not a god I have ever seen used before, but his Areas of Concern are a very interesting mix and a Paladin of Zohls could be interesting esp as I view them as a type always sticking their nose into other peoples business.

Just remember the Dark Archive is separate from Cheliax now.

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sigh.. people signing up and then dropping out. Back down to 7-8

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Also Keep in mind that your Raise the Dead Mystery means any scaled Zombie/Skeleton you raise is only around for a limited time. My Bones Oracle started out a GM baby (he has 8 con and is dual cursed). Ive played him a few times. He also has resist life. Animate dead.. by the time you get it, dosnt stack up in a combat encounter. My own undead minion barely cuts it sometimes and I really only ever use it in a defensive capacity.

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Id love to try Dragons Demand on Core.. but then again Id love to run Emerald Spire on core too.

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Interesting. on a side note Ive just had some more players join, putting the Tier up to 10-11. Looking forward to the Elder Elementals!

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Thanks for the advice. TBH I think the final BBEG fight could really have done with more room but that didnt happen.

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Thanks, I saw the 20ft Stone Door thing, but It still didnt convince me. With flying critters I ESP like to know the dimensions I have to play with. Ill be running at 7-8 so 4 advanced Elementals will need some breathing space.

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RNG?

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Im surprised nobody has mentioned Among the Living. I love running this one, esp when people start doing some crazy things. I think its one of the first scenarios I can remember that 'locked' the group inside the one location. It Suffers in that its one of the 'just add more of the same' to increase the difficulty but It also introduced Zyphus and his wackiness to society.

I just love the idea of Wackly Taldan Opera mixed with Zombies and a cult of essentially 'accidental death'

Prince of Augustana I have run on 4 locations (which is the most ever for me). I loved the Prince scene. So many players have been giving noble titles by the Prince in their endeavours to close the foul door to the hells!

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Quick Question:

In the Vault room, what is the height of the roof? Flying Elementals with reach would like to know.

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I ran a CORE Mists of Mwangi on 1-2 , Sunday with 4 players.

I loved it!. THe Monsters were a challenge, I was seeing Class abilities used I had not seen in a long time. It was awesome.

Now my wish is for all the rest of the Season 0 stuff to be updated to PFS. We know you have done this already for convention play Paizo, I was sitting next to a table playing a Pathfinder'd Season 0 scenario. Make it so!

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It is also normally the job of the VL to eventually replace their VC? So they might be groomed into the position slowly so the transition is seamless. Or if the VC suddenly has to leave the job (voluntarily or involuntarily) then an VL can be ugraded pretty quickly.

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This scenarios is probably the only time I felt poorly for Drendle Dreng. It only lasted a couple of seconds, but there was definite sadness for him.

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Michael: We have a local player who had a Cleric. He decided to play Level 9 on Slow. First guy in Perth to do so. We all thought he was crazy (as resource burn is felt more accutely). It was about this time he started dying.

Remember all those movies where you have a team of characters, and suddenly something happens, one character freaks out and runs off? Well that was his Cleric who just kept fleeing and dying. Also casting a Bless spell at level 9 as a combat action? hmm...

So yeah, between Levels 9-10 like 2 deaths. Another at 10. I think he might barely be scraping retirement now, but nobody has seen that Cleric played in a long time.

We started to run High table 10-11s and be forced into bringing this Level 9 along to make up the legal table. He got super frustrated that he was being left behind..

It was at this point through an emotional and not logical response that I decided to NEVER play Slow. Ive never regretted it and currently have 3 characters sitting on the 10-11 zone.

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I know one is Stephen White in Melbourne, Victoria.I can remember him telling me about this new game called Pathfinder Society way way way back during games of Living Greyhawk.

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Actually PFS can become way less random than you think. After a while you will know all the players could can game with if you play PFS long enough in the one area. You might get some variation, but generally after a few months, you know who is going to do what and when.

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Guys? Hey.. wacky thought here. Bare with me.

How about... NOT responding to the thread? Just dont respond for it or against it? THe original poster will get tired and move on to Yugioh or Magic. The original poster will never get what they are after.

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JakBlitz: I think April 2016 might be a safer bet.. or at least Nov 2015.

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How many of the original 13 are left?

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Walter: GUNS you say? My 11 Gunslinger would LOVE to play that for retirement. Absolutely love it. In fact Im trying to think of a way it could happen (he only needs a single scenario to hit 33exp).

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Slow Track at high levels has always seemed pretty crazypants to me.

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Im going to play a Human Fighter. Havnt played one for years and now feels the time to do so.

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Good point Mitch!.

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Forum threads starting with 'Sell me on...' .

Ive always hated them because it implies people arnt capable of making a choice but I guess I will kinda miss them because Im so used to them.

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Thanks. Ive picked Korada, as I went and read through Iomedaes Guide to Paladins again and Im definetly not doing a lot of stuff I should be doing.

As my character is from Mendev its still a strange choice as Korada reads very much like a Tien based God.

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Thankyou all for the great responses!

Does anyone know much about this one:

Dalenydra
The Blessed Attendant
Source Inner Sea Gods pg. 322 (Amazon)
Pathfinder Wiki Dalenydra
Details
Alignment NG
Pantheon Empyreal Lords
Areas of Concern Battlefield healing, caregiving, sanctuaries
Domains Good, Healing, Protection, Repose
Favored Weapon Light mace

??

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and NG Gods are allowed to have Paladins?

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I have a Paladin who is level 10 and the issue has been gnawing at me for a while.

Ive read the Paladins code/clerical code for Iomedae over and over again and every time I do, I think something else that I dont do quite right about the way I portray my Paladin vs how they should be.

My Paladin was part of the Worldwound Paladins who were charged with protecting the people of that area against the Demonic forces. However Roland was far kinder and more compassionate than most of his fellow Paladins.

He was sent to the Pathfinder Society to be a bridge of sorts between both groups. Of course now that 'theme' is over, hes had a bit of a crisis of faith. He seems the good the Pathfinder Society can do, but as a player Im not sure Iomedae is a good fit for him anymore. He dosnt seem to be as agressive as he should be for that Deity.

Can someone suggest a different God that he might move towards? I dont mind if its someone obscure (like an Empryeal Lord) just a valid choice for a more compassionate type of Paladin.

Thanks

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Redward: Isnt that the whole point of testing the class out? I can always build a new one later.

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Sorry, was typing my reply for a long time! and didnt even see your post.

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Exguardi: Excellent, I wish you were a local player so I could discuss how my Phantom has been going. He just seems so.. bland at the moment. And my spell selection comes down to 4 level 1 spells.

I have managed to use the go through Walls thing a few times.. Thats been REALLY useful, but I often feel a little sad when I look at my spell choices. Am also Silver Crusade.

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Its hard to believe these playtest document is actually more than a couple of months old now but it is.

I managed to get in just in time to get my Nagaji Spiritualist off the ground. He joined the Pathfinder Society because of his Spirit, which is the Spirit of a former Pathfinder Agent who died in battle (a barbarian).

However I havnt really heard all that much (or seen that much ) in here on people talking about their Occult classes in here in games. Locally Im the only person who is playing one of the playtest classes which makes it hard to talk to others about it.

Ive also noticed sadly that Ive yet to see any Scenarios with references to Psychic pheonmena or the like. No enemies either with any links to psychic activity.

I have managed to get to 3.2 from playing and dm credits. Ive had a lot of fun going between an angrier possessed character to a calmer solo Spiritualist.

How are other peoples Occult playtest classes going?

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You cant just swap out the Cheetah for the Wyvern. Its the complete wrong tier. Even if you dont agree with it.

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Dont worry, we often see way more Sorcs as the BBEG than Wizards so I dont expect it to be too much of an issue.

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This is probably a thing we need to push to people more since the rise of core and ESP to new players. I think its been overlooked for probably too long .

People need to register their characters. Not that it would be nice if they did so, but that they have to.

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My players also went looking for Mr Aspis man after he left.

I told my players they felt like they were being watched when they left the Praetor, but couldnt see anyone. I also included an Aspis Consortium Shopfront/? in town. The players left it alone but to me it seemed the logical thing.

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Sorry but the push for a GM to get a new star is hardly a reason to rush the IT guys at Paizo in a flurry to resolve this.

' Oh man, that reroll would of so worked if only the IT guys at Paizo had of fixed the reporting system. I should have 3 stars not 2!'.

Im not saying its not important.. but how does that phrase work:?

'First world problems?'

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Wow this topic is certainly different when it first started.

Im not even sure the first post WAS a question. It seemed more like musings of a person designed to promote a viewpoint in the respondents.

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Can you multiclass 2 of them Occult Classes ie Spiritualist with Psychic or would you require two separate Chronicle sheets?

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While its frustrating, its hardly game breaking.. as the Chronicle sheet is the most important thing for people. The reporting online comes a distant second. Please take the time you need to fix this issue properly.

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