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RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter, 7 Season Dedicated Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 1,679 posts (29,616 including aliases). 1 review. 1 list. No wishlists. 9 Pathfinder Society characters. 22 aliases.


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"Brother Butterfly" wrote:
Cats, we are on a new page, but my last post had some religious interaction for you. i don't know if you read it.

Uh, yeah, I saw it so I came up closer...but also couldn't resist the stupid and cheap joke. I'll try to pick up on that thread in a later post after the Charlie takes BB to Candy Mtn.


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1d20 + 8 ⇒ (8) + 8 = 16 Perception

Cats' jaw drops, staring into the mists.

"Hey Pinkie, I thaut I taw a puddy tat," Cats stutters, looking into the mists for confirmation. He moves up behind Pinkie.


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Oh poop...forgot Bard song. So moved by Nidhi's orations/dancing/gyrations/grunting, please add +1 to hit/damage to Z's attack.

Zilchus smiles as Nidhi cheers him on.

Liberty's Edge

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M Elf Age: 252 or so

Wren stifles a guffaw as the heroic yak goat and rider go spilling into the pit. He tries to keep from laughing as he keeps watch down the caravan.

'GOAT ANY LAST WORDS!' Wren laugh as he picture's Jorgan's face as they don't make it across. 'Stand back, I goat this!'

Wren chuckles and chuckles.

They are probably at the bottom wondering 'How did I goat here?'

The Exchange ***

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Pirate Rob wrote:

As a fairly recent addition to the my PFS page, you can now see things like who's GMed for you how many times etc.

Top 11 being...
Painlord 6 Games (Last Game January 2011)

I really miss some of these guys :(

Ha! Proof I used to GM!

Also, you miss me. You totally do. It say so above.


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M Human - Loon 2

"Meeting room, huh?" Tristain watches from the doorway, unwilling to enter just yet.

1d20 + 7 ⇒ (3) + 7 = 10 Perception

"ANY LOST BOYS IN HERE? WE CAN TAKE BACK TO THE STARTING CORNER IF YOU WANT TO ORIENT YOURSELF IN THIS POCKET DIMENSION! COME TO US IF YOU CRAVE RELEVANCE!!" Tristain shouts into the room, hoping that the boy no longer wishes to be lost.


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"Oh finally, a bar," Zilchus jokes about drinking (which is what he wishes he was doing right now).

After Nidhi gives it a look, Zilchus enters after giving it a look of his own.

1d20 + 8 ⇒ (1) + 8 = 9 Perception - room
1d20 + 8 ⇒ (4) + 8 = 12 Perception - bars

Zilchus examines the bars after he enters.


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Stats:
HP 67/67;AC24; F 5,R 7,W 7; Init:3; Perc 15 (normal). Yeenoghu: 80/80; AC 31 (usually);F 10+5,R 10+5, W 4+5; Perc 6;Acro 12 (lowlight)

Ami tries to help Aldebert stay on course.

"Brother, don't walk through that poop pile...this way..."

1d20 + 12 ⇒ (9) + 12 = 21 Survival


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Stats:
HP 55/55; AC 13/13/10;F4,R6,W7;Appr10/Cft12/Arc18/Eng10/Geo10/Hist13/Loc17/Nat17/Pln16/R el18/Ling10/Spell18; Perc +12
Elf FeatherMage

Round 2, Init 15

I don't have access to map right now, but Wren is 3 squares left. I'll try to correctly reposition when I get to a desktop.

Those in the acidic pic take 2d6 ⇒ (1, 3) = 4 acid damage.

Lena wrote:
"Oh ho! Wren, smell your armpit, wow! Arval's googling dank prune pits! He's misspelled!"

Wren lifts a feathered arm up to sniff her armpit, as she struggles to make sense of Lena's words over the roaring and pelting rain and hail.

"WHAT!?" Wren squawks and moves out of the ice storm area. The Pit spells are not dismissable.

"LENA!" Wren yells back. "Make sure no one goes into the pit! It'd be bad! Remind Arval NOT to go near it!"

Wren's solutions to helping Arval are minimal and not so good.

Wren readies a Magic Missile at the caster if he tries casting again, intending to disrupt.

5d4 + 5 ⇒ (2, 1, 4, 1, 2) + 5 = 15 force damage

Wren Combat:

HP: 36/55
AC: 17 (3 dex, 4 mage armor)
Arcane Bond: 0/1 used

Open spell slots:
Left Hand: none
Right Hand: wand of magic missile

Sage Advice: (0/9 used).
: Take +4 insight bonus to your attacks, saves, skills, ability checks for 1 round (until Wren's turn again).
Wand of Magic Missile (lvl 7) 15 charges left -4d4 + 4 ⇒ (3, 4, 2, 2) + 4 = 15 force damage.


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M Human - Loon 2
motteditor wrote:
"Most did not survive the coming of the dream world."

Tristain's eyes boggle.

"Did you hear that!? I KNEW IT! I WAS RIGHT!" Tristain looks around with fierce eyes. "This is all a dream...a dream dimension. I'm now not sure if we are 'awake' when we are asleep and now is the dream. I KNEW IT!"

Chalker's head turns to see who is correctly aligned with him, who is totally correct.

"Nothing in this place makes sense...we barely control our own actions. Other people seem to be shallow characterizations of people. The Eye Door! See!?" Tristain grips his longspear, bringing it up to lean against the wall and nearly taking Tenebrynn's ear off. "That mist outside is probably on the wall blocking our path to consciousness...we are co-dreaming this reality and only when we sleep do we see the truth."

Chalker returns his attention to the speaker.

"Does Zandalus know of the Cell with the Starting Corner? Where can we find Zandalus? I must know."


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Round 1, Init 7

Ben wrote:
"Zilchus, please tell me something encouraging..."

Zilchus' mind reels from the dual shock of the creature's attack on Nidhi and then Ben's need for encouragement...now...from Zilchus. Zilchus flubs in his mind of things that might be helpful.

Should I tell him his shirt is on backwards?
No. Probably not.
Ah! That I nearly diddled on his shoes during my morning relieving?
You *DID* get some stream on his shoes, you idiot. Don't say that!
Uhm....

"Way to distract the beast with the covering fire, Ben!!" Zilchus draws his falchion and steps into the void of Cahal's departure. He strikes at the creature with a grunt.

1d20 + 6 + 1 ⇒ (12) + 6 + 1 = 19 to hit;
2d4 + 7 ⇒ (1, 4) + 7 = 12 slashing damage.

Stats of Zilch:

[ dice]1d20+6[/dice] to hit;
[ dice]2d4+7[/dice] slashing damage.

HP: 26/26 -1 str, -2 wis
AC: 18 (6 armor, 2 dex) + 3 SoF
DF: 0/10

Smite: not used
Grit: not used
Panache: are you kidding me?
Ki: not used
Rage: maybe later
Grunting: 2/4 used
Quick Prayer: 1/4 used


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Zilchus waits for the door to be unlocked, keeping guard and waiting 'patiently'.

"So...does it seem like it's slower, around here? You know? Slower in a weird way?" Zilchus looks around at the doors and walls, as if those might be the cause of the mysterious and unexplained slowness.


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Stats:
HP 55/55; AC 13/13/10;F4,R6,W7;Appr10/Cft12/Arc18/Eng10/Geo10/Hist13/Loc17/Nat17/Pln16/R el18/Ling10/Spell18; Perc +12
Elf FeatherMage

Wren smiles her yellow-toothed smile.

"Of course, I was not comparing the tengu to skum, that wouldn't make any sense at all. For one, the tengu are want-to-be birds, while the skin are want-to-be mermen," Wren says delighted to explain. "I'm just saying that 'normal' races, like the humans and elves, view them both the same." Wren nods, glad to clarify.


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Guy who Rocks in Chair 3

Cats follows Blufferfly as they walk back. He tries to seem appropriately diplomatic or bluffy, as needed.

1d20 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 2 = 11 Diplo/Bluff to aid

"Yeah." Cats mugs, trying to avoid saying 'cats' instead.

cats. Cats. cats. CATS. cats. Cats. CATS.
Shut up!
catcatcatcatcatCAT!
Shut up! SHUT UP!!
CATSCATSCATSCATSKAST!!

Cats has a pained look on his face.


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Cats shrugs.

"We didn't know what was in there, Pinkie. If you knew it was going to be so bad, you should have said something," Cats grouses back. "Don't get catting mad at me when you had plenty of catting time to catting say that it was going to be bad."

Cats eyes Pinkie up and down, then looks over at Fearless.

"How did you know it was going to be bad?"


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Zilchus grunts as he and Nidhi find nothing. He shrugs at her and looks to the north, moving that way when others are ready.

"Nothing. Who ever head of poor priests?"


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Cats puts his arm around Brenton's shoulder, trying to comfort the lad.

"I'm sorry, Brenton. I'm really sorry," Cats offers a man hug as he wheedles the boy back to the Chapel. "We're gunna take you back and then we're going to find out who cat that to your brother. Ain't a good thang, I know it, but we'll take care of it."

Cats keeps quiet, trying to help Brenton back to the chapel, now that he has answers.

Won't be able to fully update until Friday night, but will carry on as best I can.

After dropping off Brenton and the prisoner, Cats will re-check his barricades back to the door to the Dining Hall.


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GM Rah reminded me that I missed this. Retro RP...

"Brother Butterfly" wrote:
"You know, this Magical Headband/phylactary may be some of the reason I know so much. If you want to know more, we can talk while we walk to the other part of the Asylum. I should also let you borrow the phylactary and see if you can use it for contemplation."

Cats accepts the phylactery, but does not yet don it. As he doesn't yet know that he as a deity, but the concept of a deity, it doesn't feel right for him to wear yet. Yet.

* * *

Cats keeps a hold of Brenton, not letting the lad get himself into danger until the bennyfoolery is done.

"Yeah, just stay put for a moment, Brenton. This is totally normal, lots of times you hear strange sounds coming from dark rooms between consenting adults...it's totally normal, don't you cat about it."

Cats will offer the lantern for others to use.


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Manly Stats:
HP 133; AC 23; F:14/R:9/W:15;Fly +13; (Loc) +18, (Nat) +19, (Geog) +5, (Plns) +5, Perc +25, Surv +16,Spllcrft+14
Tracksmage 13
motteditor wrote:
A skeletal figure dressed in strange robes and crowned with a hat...

Zephtyr examines the be-hatted skeletal figure in strange robes, and then speaks to him: "Mal, what is this thing?" Zeph points to the other creature. "Can it stop us? Do we care about this game?"

"I'm not sure that we want to leave, but also not sure what we're looking for in general anyway. But also, dont like him telling us what we can and can't do," Zephtyr spits.


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"Why didn't we try letting Bre--, oh cattermind," Cats watchs as the calamnity continues to...uh, calamnitize and he continues to guard Brenton.

He turns to Brenton.

"Let's let them get that guy out of there...uh, just stay behind me." Cats waits for the prisoner to be pulled back and there to be some sanity and quiet before bringing the boy forward.


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Bynx wrote:
"Maow."

"Maio," Zilchus responds to Bynx, wanting the cat not to feel ignored.

Now that the party is with him, Zilchus explores the area on the map with is sword ready.

Yeah, I see that Flo. Zilch tends to track his hp in his combat spoiler as the header is just too much work to update when posting from phone.


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Zilchus looks at Florence, then down at his wounds, then back at Flo with a pitiful look.

"Are you going to...ah really?" Zilch says as Flo seems to be putting away the wand. Supposing he can coax Flo to heal him...

1d8 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 2 CLW
1d8 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5 CLW

Charges 41 left. -1 hp.

Flo wrote:
"...thinking of names..."

Zilchus tilts his head, thinking.

"How about Artax? With a name like that, no harm will come to him."


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Guy who Rocks in Chair 3

Mariner, Pinkie, we really need more push out of you guys. When you post, please push the action or do something.

Cats eyes go wide.

"Oh. O-cat, that sounds fine. I'll go talk to the prisoners about the darkness," Cats says and does so.

Going to speak with the prisoners that we captured last time.

Cats enters the room where the prisoners are being kept, checking on their restraints and their comfort (no reason to treat them badly when he's trying to be more redemptive).

"Hey guys, do you guys cat the room with the darkness? And sometimes the darkness seems to be crying?" Cats asks. "How did you all get through that? Is it dangerous? Anything to worry about?"


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Stats:
F HalfOrc Barrister 7 (HP 57/57| AC:21 | T:13 | FF:18 | CMB: +9 | CMD:24 | Fort:+7 | Ref:+6 | Will:+6 | Init:+3| Perc: +16 | Speed: 30 ft.)

Baer is happy to go with Tural's plan...as long as it is not the same day as all the other fights. She needs her grumpy beauty sleep.


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Round 8, Init 18

"Ow!" Zilchus growls as he is slashed twice. "I'm going to beat you like an egg!"

1d20 + 6 ⇒ (14) + 6 = 20 to hit;
2d4 + 7 ⇒ (3, 3) + 7 = 13 slashing damage. +1 to hit/damage if IC is still going.

Stats of Zilch:

[ dice]1d20+6[/dice] to hit;
[ dice]2d4+7[/dice] slashing damage.

HP: 18/26 -1 str, -2 wis
AC: 18 (6 armor, 2 dex) + 3 SoF
DF: 0/10

Smite: not used
Grit: not used
Panache: are you kidding me?
Ki: not used
Rage: maybe later
Grunting: 0/4 used
Quick Prayer: 0/4 used


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Round 7, Init 18

Zilch moves toward the sounds of the casting.

"It's over here! And it sounds like Cahal!" Zilchus alerts others.

1d20 + 6 ⇒ (16) + 6 = 22 to hit;
2d4 + 7 ⇒ (1, 2) + 7 = 10 slashing damage. +1 to hit/damage if IC is still going.

Stats of Zilch:

[ dice]1d20+6[/dice] to hit;
[ dice]2d4+7[/dice] slashing damage.

HP: 26/26 -1 str, -2 wis
AC: 18 (6 armor, 2 dex) + 3 SoF
DF: 0/10

Smite: not used
Grit: not used
Panache: are you kidding me?
Ki: not used
Rage: maybe later
Grunting: 0/4 used
Quick Prayer: 0/4 used

The Exchange ***

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::grunt::

Though I had to leave early Monday, I did leave with a lot of good memories and am pleased to see this thread has so many contributors, both attendee and not. Hopefully, it might inspire some other new attendees and contributors next year. If they are anything like GM Hmm, Woran, and Nomadical, we'll have a good thread next year too.

I loved meeting the new attendees, but moreso, it is always good to hang and speak with old friends again. From my first bfast with W. Kristof Nolen to another breakfast with GM Feral, and then with GM Verdigris, I recall again why PFS is a community what is important in life (outside of the lamentations of the minnesotans).

+1 to Tonya for putting on a good Con. I barely saw her this year, but when I did she was either working or having fun. I hope we'll have time to chat and hang next time.

+1 to JCompton for his efforts as well. You were hilarious in the Trivia Contest.

+1 to Thursty for being thirsty and Thursty. Your chaotic bene/malevolence is a necessary ingredient in this community. You're a good counterpoint to those who take these things too seriously and I'm excited for your involvement in SFS.

To the Minnesota Crew: thanks for existing. You guys are the best. Glad I had a chance to hang out with 95% of you, only missing Andrew Christain (though I had game time with Di). Got to play with Jack & Keith. Dinner with JD & Ryan & Brent. You guys rock all that there is to rock.

To Lamplighter: you're still the best. You're a solid force for good in the Community.

To Al Rigg: congrats on the new award. I can't think of a more deserving yahoo to get it.

To GM Motteditor: Glad you came and hope you had fun.

To Kate Baker: Players like you are the future of PFS and Organized Play. Good luck with running Starfinder at GenCon.

To Pirate Rob: I never regret seeing you. And every time I do, I find more things to laugh at and enjoy in life and in this game.

To the ACG crew: Jon, Preston, Shelley, David: Thanks for helping me play a ton of ACG this weekend. You guys were all great and helpful in explaining the game and organizing tables.

To Todd freakin' Morgan: It was just good to see you.

To Walt Shep: you rock. You rocked it all weekend.

To Andrew Hoskins: I always forget how funny you are. You killed me every time I saw you. Your 'fight' with Tonya in the trivia contest just added to my opinion of you.

To Gary Pepper: I hope I haven't seen the last of you. I know you're all alone up in Lake County, but I believe in you.

To others I haven't mentioned here: I hope I've mentioned you in previous posts. Thanks for contributing to my PaizoCon experience. There are so many people that impacted me and that I was happy to see again but I can't remember them all.

Wouldn't be a PaizoCon without a list of regrets: I regret:

  • Not spending more time in the bar. Usually I do, but this time I didn't. Would have been good to speak with more people.
  • Not staying through to Tuesday. I should have.
  • Not seeing Sarah from Idaho or Tanis. Sarah didn't come and Tanis no longer works with Paizo. I miss their ACG energy.
  • Not sitting and hanging with J.Choi/Oni and/or Nizari/Andrew a bit. I meant to. Sorry!
  • Not meeting as many new players as I usually do. Next time.
  • Meh. This is a sufficient list of regrets.

Highlights? Sure.
#1: Cartmanbeck's face when Selinker joined us at the table.
#2: Meeting GM Hmm & Woran.
#3: See the Minnesota Crew again.
#4: Playing the ACG while the PFS Special was happening. It was clear how much fun the PFS players were having.
#5: The fun stuff during the Preview Banquet.


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Taldan Magicky Guy:
AC 16/12/14 (+4 w/Mage Armor) /HP: 58 / F +6 R +7 W +10 / Init. +12 / Perc. +20/ Sense Motive +1/Arc22/Dund13/Geog12/Hist17/Local18/Nat20/Plns20/Rel21/Spllcrt22

Just so you know, I was hanging with Rhesus at PaizoCon this weekend. There are two important things you should know, GM Fanguar:
1) Rhesus likes this game a lot.
2) He is especially proud of the fact that you kicked Spasi out of the Society. He mentioned it repeatedly.


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Florence Corvina wrote:
I hope everyone has been having a great holiday weekend! I've had four days off from work and it's been fantastic :3

Just got back from PCon. It was detailed HERE.

Had good times with GM Hmm and Woran among others.

Now back to your regularly scheduled grunting and anger.


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Cats continues to fight distractedly.

I did *NOT* step on his chest. I don't even know what chest he's talking about. Or even know how to play chest. Now, I know how to play with a woman's chest, be she Taldan or Nexian or Nubian, but I don't think that's what he was talking about. You know what would be keen right now? Some women. Yeah, that would be good. With chests. Of beer. And the other kinds of chests too. Yeah...

Cats has a dreamy smile on his face.


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Distracted by Brother's words, Cats swings poorly at his target.

"Kings? Queens? Rookeries? What are you catting on about now?" Cats asks again, clearly distracted.

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Hanging out during the Trivia Contest (I should have questions later) just because it's fun, goofy, and full or random idiocy laughs.

There are 9 teams participating, including one solo 'team', and 1 team of two. Most of the rest have 7 or 8 working together. John Compton asks the questions while Thursty is just walking around with a drink in hand (which, I know, is redundant for any Thursty description at PaizoCon) taunting people and being a smart ass. Most tables have a Paizo mascot to dissuade cheating encourage fair play.

There will likely be 5 rounds with 5 questions in each round. And probably some tie breakers. Round 1 was 'Paizo Lore'.

Team names include:
Looking for Group
Knight of Thressia
Flumph and the Furious
Taldan Reclamation
Straight out of John Compton

Boston Mafia
Infrared PseudoDragons
Nocticula's Panties
Venture Mommy's Minions

Round 2 category is Pathfinder Rules. Oh man, the 5th question is a doozie. I can't wait to get the real text so I can post it on this thread. It's ridonkulus.

Round 3 category is Pathfinder something something.

Round 4 category is Pathfinder Campaign Setting.

Round 5 category is Pathfinder Iconics/Characters.

If you only do one thing at PaizoCon, do this: come to the trivia contest and hang out and laugh and participate. It's the most fun I usually have at PaizoCon. It is concentrated laughter in snark form.

Scores:
Taldan Rec: 1 point out of 25
Knights: 5
Looking for Group: 7
Flumph: 9
Boston Mafia: 12
Venture Mom: 14
Straight out JC: 14
Noct Panties: 16
Infra Drags: 16

The top 2 teams (Panties and Drags) went to tiebreakers and its was a doozie: name the polearm weapons used by the runelords as they would appear in a rulebook and the runelord that used them.

Winner: Noct Panties

P.S. I love that Tonya, JC, Linda, Mark S, Jessica P, Diego, and other Paizo staff are working late for the 'joy' of this event. It's nice that they stay up extra late after working all day to put this on, but it's so much fun.

It's past midnight and I go to bed. I'm going to be up at 8am to see if I can get into the ACG finals at 8am. Strangely enough, I drank nothing tonight. But, thankfully, Thursty drinks for me to avoid any surplus.

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And that's the end of the banquet. Thanks to Pirate Rob and Feral for their contributions. It's tough to listen and type and spell at the same time. Hopefully, between the three of us we captured most of the important details and crap.

-Pain

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker announced. An Icewind Dale/Neverwinter Nights type game with PF content called Kingmaker. Put on by Owlcat Games.

Lisa is really excited about it. (I saw the demo video already. It's nice.) She showed a lot of the concept art. The slurk looked pretty cool.

Sounds like they are really going to incorporate the actual Kingmaker AP storyline into the game. I.e. If you befriend the kobolds or trolls, they will eventually come live in the cities you build. I like that.

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Lisa comes up to speak about Pathfinder Online and going through the history of it. Goblinworks is out of it and Paizo now runs it. Paizo will be trying to complete the game in house. Discussed Road Map for completing game. Focusing on tutorials for character creation and the like. How to build cities. How to enchant rings/cloaks, etc.

It's a sandbox game, not a story game. Things that you do in the game stay around...buildings built and destroy stay built/destroyed until they are rebuilt/re destroyed.

* * *
Announced new digital game: 37 Games out of China. New collectible card game based on Rise of the Runelords. Putting Pathfinder into a known game in China. CCG for collectible element.

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Obsidian update: working on PC/Mac port for the ACG game. Potential June (?) release.

Next new content for the computer ACG: Rise of the Goblins. 5 new scenarios inspired by We Be Goblins. 2 playable goblin characters: Ranzak & Poog. New asymmetrical goblin dice.

The PC/OS X game will be on Steam. Single accounts so you can play on PC, Ipad, etc. Will implement the side deck for banishing.

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2017 Volunteer of the Year: David Jacobson. Venture Officer who works a lot on the ACG. Project Swallowtail?

David gives a brief speech. It's clear how touched he is by the honor.

* * *
Vic Wertz to talk about the card game.

There won't be any new ACG products to announce. He explains how they are re-adjusting the card game focus to integrate more story, more immersion...and less expensive to own. They are re-tooling the game and experimenting ways to improve it.

(As you guys know, I love the ACG and this is disappointing news. I know they are working to make it better but yeah...)

They are still releasing some new class desks. August new decks: magus, pathfinder tales deck, hells vengeance (evils iconics).

Next wave: Hells vengeance 2, Hunter, & then 2 Occult Adv class decks.

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Next next AP: War for the Crown: Taldor civil warring. Crystal Frasier takes the lead. Restore the glory of Taldor. Lots of elements of traditional fantasy a bit more courtly, intrigue, etc onto the throne of Taldor.

Applause for drooling mewling idiots.

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James L Sutter to discuss Starfinder and discusses the StarFinder product by introducing the team. There are some spiral bound rule books around for Starfinder.

Holy plasma cannons were mentioned. And Owen has confirmed holy weapons as well.

Rob McCreary to speak, introduces the iconics. My ability to translate/spell names and races here are about zero. I hope others can get them...or you'll see them in a future-soon real blog post.

Today I learned: Starfinder androids have souls.

We get a screen pic of the races from the SFCRB. And then one of classes. Every class has a set of 4 sample builds. There is some artwork for these.

Amando to speak next...

She talks about character creation. She discusses character Themes, which is an easy to create chars. Ace Pilot, Bounty Hunter, Icoon, Merc, Outlaw, Priest, Scholar, Xenoseeker, Themeless, Spacefarer= 10 themes.

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Woah, there is a lot of staff at Paizo who do a ton of stuff to make things go. I don't always experience it all because there is so much that I don't know or don't see, but I know it exists. Hey, even accounting gets a shout out. And Wes Schneider gets a shout out as well.

Erik talks about the Guests of Honor: Amber Scott, Remko Troost (artist guest), & Spencer Crittenden (Game Master). Special guests: Chris Avellone, Ben Loomes (Syrincape), & Mike Selinker. Greg Vaughan & Neil Spicer.

(It's pretty cool to be able to get face time with some or most of these guests when they are here. It's one of the perks of being here is that the guests are pretty accessible.)

There are lots and lots of credits...get to spoilers when...uh, I dunno...soon...

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Starting the Banquet and the Preview portion of the night. Sadly, my wifi connection isn't the best, but I'll do what I can to let you know what's what.

Lisa Stevens open up at the mic to welcome guests and give the overview of the event.

Erik Mona is the MC tonight. Btw, this is PaizoCon's 10th anniversary. It was started by Tim Nightingale and Liz Courts, who were just superfans who wanted to do a thing. They invited Paizo Staff and had it in the basement of the La Quinta Inn. Erik holds up the plaque that was given to Paizo from the fans 10 years ago. He acknowledged the fans who make this event possible.

Erik thanks the team and volunteers who makes PaizoCon go. (It's true...this is a lot of work. I've seen it. It's amazing how much time and energy they put into things. My banquet table had Owen KC Stephens at my table and he was really open about talking about StarFinder. I hope to do a full download of what I remember later tonight...but also that may be affected by my faulty memory and/or booze.)

Erik introduces and thanks the Paizo staff, introducing them. (Too many to coherently list here.)

Btw, banquet food was tasty and plentiful. I ate it happily as Owen spoke of Finding Stars and all the good stuff.

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Ah yeah...ACG Kobolds Special: Dragons of the Society: Sat 1pm to 6pm

So this is a lottery event, featuring the work of Tyler Beck (aka Cartmanbeck) and David Jacobson who used the custom card designer to design a kobold themed ACG adventure. Our group included:

Jim, a pilot from Seattle.
Becky, an artist from ND.
Pirate Rob, a pirate from the Bay Area.
Preston, a VC from Washington.
Painlord, a loon.

We have 5 themed kobolds: Skyrahk (themed cleric), Athrax (alchemist), Fazgyn (rogue), Engashez (bard), Varnogg the Majestic (sorc).

First scenario (out of 4): We have 7 locations and supposed to save some children. Our kobolds are confused about 'saving' vs. 'eating'.

First turn, Fazgyn ate a full 5 points of damage after snake eyed his combat check. Uh...but it gives us a chance to use the new trap mechanic (special to these kobolds and this run). I find it pretty neat from the start.

We actually use and enjoy the trap mechanic repeatedly.

And wow, a wild Selinker appeared. Mike Selinker, the ACG creator guy, came to visit. On a lark, we invite him to sit down...he agrees. And there you go, the ACG main guy is playing at our table. It's really cool because it gives Tyler a chance to share his home creation with the Man.

Second scenario, we failed to close all the locations, thus failing the mission. Our VC in the Pathfinder Society who ordered us kobolds to do things, really failed on this. Why would they expect a group of yahoo kobolds to do anything correctly? Also, one of the children who we were trying to save 'accidentally' didn't get saved...and was probably eaten. It is unclear. But probably eaten. But it's clear that the Pathfinder Society needs to be held accountable for this error...it's certainly not the fault of noble kobolds who risked their lives to save the ungrateful, stringy, and 'need-more-salt' children.

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Had a long, good chat with Kate B, who who I met last year. She was between runs of demoing the MumMask ACG. We chatted about all the fun things in life: community organizing, the ACG, her plans at GenCon, all the cool writing stuff she's doing, and how connected the PFS community can be.

Best hour of the con so far was that chat. And the MMask ACG is a good, fun play. Not just the demo, but the entire MMask box set is just fun and balanced. It seems to avoid the problems with WotR.

I also hang with Preston and Elizabeth C.

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Gabrielle wrote:
"Are Pathfinders in space called 'Pathtronauts'?"

I didn't have an answer.

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(Responsibly) Blowing off a morning session to go eat breakfast and relax.

My 8am slot is another run of the ACG Open session, but since I played it last night (and because I would totally rip through the trivia this time) I gave up my ticket to another so they could immediately regret not knowing all the trivia as well. (I'm nice like that).

And instead of going to play more ACG Mummy's Mask: a good first breakfast.

At breakfast with GM Verdigris and Gabrielle_H (author of Gears of Faith) and drinking coffee. I eat more bagels and drink coffee and life is good. And I re-discover the all-i-can-eat fresh blueberries/granola/yogurt thing.

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Today I play more ACG, and have the ACG Kobolds special at 1pm. Then the preview Banquet.

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Today has been a good day. Played the Mummy's Mask ACG from 8amish to 5pmish with only a break for lunch and I have no regrets. Finished all 5 scenarios in the first book which is pretty keen.

The ACG Warpriest (Uliah) was pretty much my jam. Good healing, spells, and surprisingly melee punch options. Skizza the Gunslinger, the dwarf barb, and the excellently played witch (David from Mass) made our games good and fun.

+1 to VC David for playing with us throughout the afternoon even though his shift ended at 1pm. He played because he was enjoying it. We nailed down the first book today and so we can start the 2nd series later tonight or tomorrow.

At 7pm, I'm in the ACQ Open Qualifier which I think will resemble the thing I did at GenCon in 2015. It was fun and I'll hope for the best.

I ran over to Taco Hell for a quick dinner and that's fine. Ran into Lamplighter and we recapped our days.

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Wow, +1 to Paizo staff for quick check in. When I walked down for bfast, the line was about 100 ppl long (around 6:45am). When I strolled up after bfast, there was no line and I was checked in with my goodie bag in under a minute.

Goodie bag contents: book, a Legends of Goarion battles mini pack, a Legends Skull & Shackles mini pack, a Map pack, a Paladin ACG class deck, a skeletal champion mini, and more odds and ends.

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Starting the ACG Season of the Plundered Tombs thing this morning. David, a local WA VC, runs and plays. #3-1A: Ambush at Burning Cape.

We have two Damiels (alchemists),a Seelah (pally), a Kasmir (witch), a Skizza (gunslinger). We spend a lot of time remembering how to play this game and get used to our characters.

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Do you know what happens when you don't drink the night before the con? You end up in bed before midnight and get some sleep. Crazy, but I think that's how it works. And that's what I did last night. I awoke naturally at 6amish and now breakfasting happily.

The line to check in is only about 50 long, but Paizo has had it moving quickly in the past and I'm happy to check in later. As I don't have a solid 8am PFS/lottery game, I can kick it until I'm ready to mosey over.

Last night Recap:

Dinner with some of the Minnesota crew. There is a good roasthouse within walking distance with good beer/drinks selection. We ate lots and it was good.

Came back to hang with Pirate Rob (a Bay Area favorite) and reminisced about the good old days of PaizoCons past. Mostly, we agreed that the Grand Convocation was epic and probably *the* highlight for me of PaizoCons past. I can't believe it was 5 years ago. But a lot of the same people who made it memorable are still around, which is pretty keen. In a fun side note, I saw Becky last night who played with us in that event. It's her first time back to PCon in 5 years.

Also saw Tim Nightingale who is probably the community yahoo that I admire most. He makes Wayfinder happen every year which is always a good, fun read. It's amazing how much passion he has for the project even after some 8(?) years. He spoke with passion about the art and writing in Wayfinder and how it has improved over time. I stoked to see the latest issue.

Saw Ryan from KnowDirection (a favored podcast) and had an intro to his young daughter. As it turns out, I might have been wrong about only knowing two Canadian PaizoConians, Ryan is one. And his podcast makes me happy.

This year, I'm hoping for more cool and fun experiences.

Breakfast Sidenote:

Two of the players from a session I played in two years ago, Rob McCreary's Assualt on Redlake Fort (from the soon-to-be released Giantslayer AP) came by to shake my hand and say hi. They both remember me from that game and I...uh, failed miserably to place/name them. They are both from Missouri and usually come to PCon every other year.

They are neat, btw, pure. They didn't come to play anything in particular. They just came to piddlespotting *game*. Good on them.

The coffee at this morning's breakfast is better than yesterday's, but not great.

Ah Yeah: Nick Louie, a long time PbPer and friend (we went through Eyes of the 10 together in Vegas circa 2012), stopped by during breakfast. We talk about old times.

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Good. Saw Thursty...and you probably won't believe it, but he was buying a beer.

And met GM Hmm. And Terry. And met W E Ray.

Meeting GM Hmm is a thing because she says that it's all my fault she's involved in Play By Post. That might be true. But since she's delightful and funny, I doubt anyone is angry about that.

A group went off to get Thai across the street.

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Hey! I just saw GM Lamplighter, aka Scott Young, aka my favorite Canadian. And yes, mostly sure he's my favorite Canadian. Mostly because the only other Paizoian Canadian is Thursty, which clearly means Lamplighter is my favorite.

Good to see him here again.

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Jack Brown wrote:
Well, Starbucks does, for sure. And many places don't use enough coffee when they brew, getting the less tasty elements pulled in, making it more sour and bitter.

Sour and bitter? Are you talking about the coffee, IPAs around here, or me?

/me is a known IPA beer hater. Give me lager any day.

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I tell you what, the bagels at the continental breakfast ($15 for coffee, juice, bagel, yogurt buffet) are pretty darn good. They are nicely chewy and make me happy.

Uh, for some reason the coffee here is less good than I remember. Maybe it's a bad batch? ::grumble::

Ran into Nizari again, for like the 5th year in a row or something. He says he brought be chocolate from England for me. Sweet.

I see Waltero again. He's from New Orleans. I first met him in 2011.

And W. Kristoph Nolen joins me for breakfast. He went for the full buffett (with eggs and bacon and whatnot). Good on him. Eating food like a normal person. We catch up on our lives.

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