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Contributor. Pathfinder Society Member. 14 posts (41 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 3 aliases.



I have a list in bullet point format of different events that took place over the course of the night. I've shared it with the Weasel, but if anyone else would like a copy just shoot me a PM here and I can get it to you.


Have fun at GenCon UK, bro! Hopefully it's a blast, and dominated by Paizo like GenCon Indy was.


She's a seven pound, fourteen ounce, twenty-one and a half inch baby girl named Olivia Jane. Thanks gang!


The baby is born, everyone is home, and I'm ready to rock once again.



Just wanted to echo what my man the Weasel had said. I'd <i>love</i> the chance to drive over and game with you. I hope we can make the times work out. Like the Dire Weasel, I probably couldn't do it regularly (not for lack of wanting to), but with a little bit of notice I can usually make little trips like that work. Let me know!



I wanted to echo ancientsensei's post thanking you guys for the feedback. This event was a joy to help plan for and write, but it was also the most challenging gaming experience of my life. There are a lot of good ideas here that I wish I had thought of in mid-July.

I'm not going to lie, lack of prep time and technical difficulties were definitely a major concern (for instance, <i>all</i> of the characters had a version of their character sheet complete with gear, but somehow about twenty-five of them failed to transfer from one computer to another before printing - then to make matters worse there wasn't really time for a proofreading phase before the game), but it's great to see a list developing of ways we could have still improved Ascension given what we had to work with.

I'd also like to add a big thank you to everyone who has posted here. The reaction we have received from this has been nothing short of awe-inspiring to me. Keep it coming, good bad and ugly, here or via e-mail. I can't wait to read every single word of it, be it compliment, criticism or tales of the eventual fate of your character.


Hey guys!

I can't possibly tell you how much I appreciate all of the feedback here. This is what will help us build a better event for you next year. I have an endless appetite for that sort of stuff.

Also, having put many (many, many) hours into the preparation of this event and having been unable to attend it in person I find that I have a bottomless hunger for stories and anecdotes from Ascension. I loved some of those characters, so I'm dying to find out what became of 'em. Feel free to PM me here if you want, or just post 'em on the forum. I'll be watching, and I'll be grateful!


Hehehe. I saw that. I think Invisible Castle may hate our party!


Hah! I posted that, and then we had a storm with 80mph winds that knocked out internet service throughout my town for two days. How's that for funny?


Sorry guys, I've been having internet issues the last two days. Things seem to be back on track now though.


Lou wrote:

Yeah, when Nick and I wrote Hellfire Congress last year, I thought no one could possibly put more work into an event. Wrong. I've been busy with Sinister things, but keeping an eye from afar on Ancient Sensei and Shane as they (and Nick) do more work than three humans should be able to Drow. More work than humans should be able to do -- I knew it! They must be demons. Bust out the exorcism kits: Logue, AncientSensei and his familiar Shane must be expunged! Pett, you're with me, right?

Seriously folks, I' ve been peeking under the skirt of this one and boy is it sexy. Hellfire, sure, but improved by all that was learned the first time 'round. Can't wait.

Let's say - just for the sake of discussion, mind you, this isn't any form of admission - that we are in fact ancient Shemhazian Demons who have possessed Sensei, Nick and Shane. You've seen the event in the works, Lou. Do you really want to exorcise us?


Hey, gang! I've been discussing this with Rob and Steve, and I'd love to join you guys! I've read the game thread, so I'm caught up on what's been happening... Is Pindara's account perchance available, so I can post with the same name and icon? Or should I make a similar but new account?

Thanks for inviting me!


ancientsensei wrote:

Hey - I don't know how many players we've worked out for this...but if there's a place, I can vouch for mr cottom. He has played some of the most gifted and memorable characters I have ever seen in action (ask him about Leon (the redneck) Caitiff), and he brings a lot to a game.

Also, his lovely (meaning 'smoking hot') wife is pregnant, and he isn't in a DND game,so he could really use a break.

Hehe. 'Trust me. I've done this before.'

Yeah, for those getting in..I amplaying an unregisered wizard/fighter with an Indiana Jones bent. Instead of 'that belongs in a museum', I'm more 'give Gondor the weapon of the enemy'.


That was Leroy, and thanks for trotting that one out to embarrass me in front of the new people. ;)

Naah, Leroy was lots and lots of fun. I had forgotten all about 'Trust me. I've done this before.' Those were good times, man.


Hey gang, hope I'm not too late! Ancientsensei just told me about this, and I was so intrigued by the setting that it finally convinced me to check out the Paizo forums. Ah well, I'd been meaning to for a while.

Anyway, I was thinking of a loyalist rogue freedom-fighter type to go along with the unregistered wizard. A very sober, serious, dutiful type. I have a few questions about prestige classes and whatnot, but I'll save those for if I'm chosen to take part in the campaign. Hope to see you all soon!

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