brock, no the other one... wrote:
This, definitely this! It is frustrating flipping through trying to find the right one, when a labeled spine would make life soooo much easier.
Just as a reminder...
Not every encounter has to be to the death. Sometimes its good to lull the players into thinking they will walk over everything and then smack them up the head with a big nasty encounter.
Sometimes the PCs need to feel like real heroes that can defeat "easy" monsters without expending to many resources. They need to be able to "show-off" once in a while.
I agree with the OPs thought. However I think it could be done with modules. Maybe do a few sets of Trilogy's? These would be perfect.
I'm currently running two Kingmaker campaign's and both are in their 2nd year and are only half way through (just started the 4th book). One campaign meets for a full weekend every other month, the other meets for 4-6 hours most Tuesdays.
Here they are again. Hopefully they work this time. Sorry I about the bad link. Not sure what I did wrong.
These work for me, but I created them. I'll check back every couple days, let me know if they work or not.
Strange Doc wrote:
My apologies, I thought I had set the settings to allow anyone with the link to view and download. I have updated the settings to public. Let me know if it doesn't work. I view these boards about once a week.
In continuing the pdf'ing (probably not a real verb) of the 6 player conversions and trying to make them look as beautiful as possible and easy to read, I have wrapped up Blood for Blood and have linked them below.
The first file is the rumors, random encounter table and updated quests. The second file is the 6 player conversion. And the third file is a zip file with all the monster upgrades, with each monster individually wrapped up into a 5x8 card size stat block.
Here are the files:
Hope you like them. Let me know if you have any problems or if I missed something.
In no way am I intending to infringe on any copyrights. If I have done so, please let me know and I will remove the offending files.
I am currently a subscriber to multiple lines and am loving most of them. I am not at all interested in the boxes coming down the main RPG line, but would still like to get the Ultimate Equipment. Is it possible to skip the Bestiary Box and get the Ultimate Equipment and then cancel my subscription until a later date when there is a line of items that I'm interested in getting?
I would like to keep my other subscriptions in tact. And am considering adding another line. But I am just not interested in what is coming up in the main line.
I am just wrapping up Blood for Blood, reproducing it as a pdf similar to what Feagle and I have submitted previously, along with the monster cards.
I'll try to submit it this weekend.
I will start working on War of the River Kings right away. My group is desparately trying to raise an army, so I need to update my memory on the army rules and figure I may as well convert to the pdf as well.
Any requests or suggestions to better the final product are welcome.
I am working on the other chapters for the monster upgrades, though they are just a copy out of what Alex did, just in a different format. If I learn anything about adobe at my new job, I may take up the other chapters and try to reformat them to look similar to the way Feegle did them, if he/she isn't available to do them. I really like the format and am working through VV right now.
Gaber Goongetter wrote:
What am I missing about working the sheet? I am unable to have the army stats add up and apply to consumption. Anyone else have this issue?
I noticed the same thing. There are a couple of equations that are referencing the wrong cells. Just need to fix those and it will work properly. I don't remember off-hand which ones and its been a while since I fixed it myself.
I had been thinking about an additional building.
Windmill: (8BP; May only be built in grassland and hill hexes)
What do you think?
This is the very reason I have fallen in love with Pathfinder and its creator's. The communication, the development of game aids, and the friendliness and willingness of everyone to talk and discuss. It's one of the reasons that I bought the "Book of the River Kingdoms". A big thank you to Dale for putting this on his website and helping the creator of the spreadsheet to make it better.
Thank you! Don't stop what you're doing. You folks are awesome.
also, dotting for future reference. :)
DM randall793 wrote:
** spoiler omitted **
I'm working on the background. I'll try to get it posted later today.
What EXP should I start at?
Sorry I haven't posted much lately folks. Been super busy remodeling the house and running PFS for a convention. I should be better now that the remodeling is in clean up mode and the convention is done.
I have been purchasing from Paizo for a few years now and honestly, this has never happened before. So I want to start off with a congratulations. You made it this long before I got a wrong order, and I figure that's pretty good. However, I do need to let you know what happened and find out how we can best remedy the mistake.
I had ordered three items that were to be shipped immediately:
I received the Game Condition Tokens and the Invisible Monster Pack, but instead of the Invisible Character Pack I received a set of GameMastery Figure Flight Stands.
Where do we go from here?
Thanks for all the great products, and keep up the good work. I'm sure things like this are gonna happen once in a while. As I said before, I'm actually surprised it hasn't before now. And I can see how mixing these two items up would be pretty easy, they look very similar.
I'll put in my vote for VV. I am running two groups through Kingmaker, one just finished Stolen Lands and the other just started Varnhold Vanishing.
Great work btw!
DM Kalizar wrote:
I was just trying to figure out how long it would be for the letter to get to its destination. I don't mind it taking a few weeks. I expected that. I will give Svetlana the letter and let her use her judgement to give it to the right person. It is to be taken to Brevoy, as I mention in my post. (Or at least I thought I did)
Okay, made a couple of changes, so here's the Knurly Witch with spells:
KNURLY WITCH . . . CR 19
Female Annis Hag Witch 14
CE Large Monstrous Humanoid
Init +2; Senses Darkvision (60 feet); Perception +28
AC 25, touch 11, flat-footed 23. . (+4 armor, +2 Dex, -1 size, +10 natural)
hp 220 (7d10+14d6+126)
Fort +14, Ref +11, Will +14
DR 2/bludgeoning; SR 17
Spd 40 ft.
Melee Bite (Annis Hag) +20 (1d6+7/20/x2) and
. . Claw x2 (Annis Hag) +21 x2 (1d6+7/20/x2) and
. . Nails x2 (Nails) +19 x2 (1d4+3/20/x2) and
. . Rend x2 (Annis Hag) +20 x2 (2d6+10/20/x2)
Space 10 ft.; Reach 10 ft.
Special Attacks Agony (DC 22), Evil Eye (DC 22), Misfortune (DC 22), Nails, Nightmares (DC 22)
Spell-Like Abilities Alter Self (3/day), Feather Fall (At will), Fly (14 minutes/day), Fog Cloud (3/day), Levitate (1/day), Poison Steep
Witch Spells Known (CL 14, 20 melee touch, 15 ranged touch):
7 (2/day) Insanity (DC 22), Summon Monster VII
6 (3/day) Summon Monster VI, Transformation, Unwilling Shield (DC 21)
5 (4/day) Dominate Person (DC 20), Summon Monster V, Baleful Polymorph (DC 20), Curse, Major (DC 20)
4 (5/day) Confusion (DC 19), Confusion (DC 19), Shout (DC 19), Cure Serious Wounds (DC 19), Curse of Magic Negation (DC 19)
3 (5/day) Rage, Dispel Magic, Dispel Magic, Dispel Magic, Bestow Curse (DC 18)
2 (5/day) Cure Moderate Wounds (DC 17), Cure Moderate Wounds (DC 17), Touch of Idiocy, Hold Person (DC 17), Alter Self
1 (6/day) Ill Omen, Ill Omen, Ill Omen, Cure Light Wounds (DC 16), Command (DC 16), Command (DC 16)
0 (at will) Bleed (DC 15), Read Magic, Detect Magic, Mending
Str 25, Dex 14, Con 22, Int 20, Wis 11, Cha 12
Base Atk +14; CMB +22; CMD 34
Feats Alertness, Arcane Strike, Blind-Fight, Combat Casting, Great Fortitude, Improved Blind-Fight, Improved Vital Strike, Intimidating Prowess, Multiattack, Vital Strike, Weapon Focus: Claw
Skills Bluff +8, Diplomacy +8, Fly +24, Intimidate +32, Knowledge: Arcana +29, Knowledge: Nature +22, Knowledge: The Planes +29, Perception +28, Sense Motive +2, Spellcraft +29, Stealth +22, Swim +11
Languages Aklo, Boggard, Common, Draconic, Giant, Undercommon
SQ +2 to Initiative, Deliver Touch Spells Through Familiar (Su), Empathic Link with Familiar (Su), Retribution (5 round(s)) (DC 22) (Su), Scry on Familiar (1/day) (Sp), Share Spells with Familiar, Speak with Animals (Ex), Speak With Familiar (Ex)
Other Gear Bracers of Armor, +4, Scarab of Protection, Strand of Prayer Beads
Alter Self (3/day) (Sp) - 0/3
Bead of Healing (Strand of Prayer Beads) - 0/1
Bead of Karma (Strand of Prayer Beads) - 0/1
Bead of Smiting (Strand of Prayer Beads) - 0/1
Fog Cloud (3/day) (Sp) - 0/3
Levitate (1/day) (Sp) - 0/1
Scry on Familiar (1/day) (Sp) - 0/1
+2 to Initiative You gain the Alertness feat while your familiar is within arm's reach.
Agony (14 rounds) (DC 22) (Su) Target is Nauseated.
Arcane Strike As a swift action, add +1 damage, +1 per 5 caster levels and your weapons are treated as magic for the purpose of overcoming damage reduction.
Blind-Fight Re-roll misses because of concealment, other benefits.
Combat Casting +4 to Concentration checks to cast while on the defensive.
Damage Reduction (2/bludgeoning) You have Damage Reduction against all except Bludgeoning attacks.
Darkvision (60 feet) You can see in the dark (black and white vision only).
Deliver Touch Spells Through Familiar (Su) Your familiar can deliver touch spells for you.
Empathic Link with Familiar (Su) You have an empathic link with your Arcane Familiar.
Evil Eye -4 (8 round(s)) (DC 22) (Su) Inflict penalties with a glance.
Feather Fall (At will) (Sp) Feather Fall at will.
Fly (14 minutes/day) (Sp) Fly for 14 minutes/day.
Improved Blind-Fight Melee attacks ignore the miss chance for less than total concealment and can still reroll for total concealment. Invisible attackers within 30' you have pinpointed gain no advantages to hit you with ranged attacks.
Improved Vital Strike Standard action: x3 weapon damage dice.
Levitate (1/day) (Sp) Levitate 1/day
Misfortune (2 round(s)) (DC 22) (Su) Target must take the lower of 2d20 for rolls.
Nails (Ex) The witch's nails are long and sharp, and count as natural weapons that deal 1d3 points of damage (1d2 for a Small witch). These attacks are secondary attacks. If trimmed, the witch's nails regrow to their normal size in 1d4 days.
Nightmares (DC 22) (Su) Target suffers the Nightmare spell.
Poison Steep (Sp) The witch can use her cauldron to brew a foul toxin in which she can steep fruits and other delicious edibles, transforming them so that when eaten, they have the same effect as a poison spell. Brewing the toxin and then steeping the food take
Retribution (5 round(s)) (DC 22) (Su) Target suffers half the melee damage it inflicts
Scry on Familiar (1/day) (Sp) You can scry on your familiar once per day.
Share Spells with Familiar The wizard may cast a spell with a target of "You" on his familiar (as a touch spell) instead of on himself. A wizard may cast spells on his familiar even if the spells do not normally affect creatures of the familiar's type (magical beast).
Speak with Animals (Ex) Your familiar can communicate with similar animals to itself.
Speak With Familiar (Ex) You can communicate verbally with your familiar.
Spell Resistance (17) You have Spell Resistance.
Vital Strike Standard action: x2 weapon damage dice.
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Please feel free to make suggestions.
Okay, here she is. Let me know what changes or additions you would like. Tried to keep with the Destruction/Madness theme. I realized after I printed it that I didn't pick any spells yet. I will try to do that tonight yet and repost.
KNURLY WITCH . . . CR 19
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I've become pretty familiar with the Witch class. I have one player who's PC is a witch and I have converted the Old Beldame to witch as well. I can take a look at this later this week. I'll give it a shot and post a conversion as soon as I get it done.
We've done this!
For combat we used small 1/2" diameter (Medium/Small) and 1" diameter (Large) colored magnets with a clipboard that we had glued a piece of tin to and covered with a 1/2" gridded laminated sheet. Works well, and the driver can participate if he/she is willing to glance at the board once in a while and has a good memory for "seeing" the pieces. (You could just use a metal clipboard instead.)
Outside of combat, the roleplaying was great. Confined space with little noise. We had a lot of fun and managed to get a couple of scenarios in before we even reached the con.
I would allow a spy network at minimal cost, but either you would have to take Leadership and use your cohort as the ring leader, or you need to convince Theod to use his cohort as the ring leader. And then all the followers would be various spies in the kingdom and outside the kingdom.
Using a cohort in this way would take them out of any adventuring the party might do.
As for the cost, I'm working on what it may cost as a consumption to the kingdom. Kinda like an army.
Love this! Very cool!
If you are taking suggestions...
Would it be possible for you to add buildings? Or is it easy enough a non-coder could do it? I'm using the additional rules from Jon Brazer's Book of the River Kingdoms. Any possibility of adding the additional buildings from there?
Thanks everyone for your suggestions. A topic that may need a little more mechanics probably.
But as I stated earlier, this is for my Kingmaker campaign. The player that wants to do this is the Spymaster. However, he didn't want to have to take the feat. The Kingdom's Assassin did take the leadership feat and hired on a Bard as a cohort. Since I already have a party of 6 PC's, I'm thinking I'll have the Assassin's cohort stay behind and run the spy network. That would take him out of the fighting and take care of the spy network.
Feel free to continue discussing if you have any additional thoughts or ideas. I'm always open to more.
I'm running a Kingmaker campaign and have been asked a question I'm uncertain of how to answer.
How would one institute a spy network? What would it cost? Would there be different costs depending on how good it is and how secret it is? I'm sure there is more, but I'm tired and its late.
You feel the hair on the back of your neck stand at attention, but are unable to locate the source of your concern. You sense that maybe someone has been following you. But every time you check you don't see or notice anyone.
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Month 35? Wow, I didn't realize we went through 10 months this last weekend.
The following are things that are happening during your months of Kingdom Building. I thought maybe while we stat out the kingdom, we could also do some role-playing. (And move some plot lines along ;)
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General Akiros informs the council that he fears that the kingdom is open to attack and that some of the bandit lords from the River Kingdoms may begin feeling brave enough to infiltrate and take over. "Defenses must be built. We need a standing army. Even if it is only a couple hundred soldiers. We need something to say we can defend ourselves!"
Marshall Kesten agrees with Akiros. "We should station a small contingent on the border to the River Kingdoms. We should claim land and send a small contingent so that we can man the dwarven outpost you found."
Magister Beldame asks, "Why haven't we begun educating the commoners? If we are to grow and prosper, we need our people to be able to think for themselves and create new and exciting things."
High Priest Jhod simply states, "People need to better populate the kingdom. And grow together as a community. We should add festivals to bring the population together. Give them a commonality, a national identity."
Treasurer Oleg gruffly speaks, "Our economy still struggles to keep up with our neighbors. We barely get by and we struggle to grow. We must construct more buildings that increase our production."
Lily is just happy to have Esmond home for more than a week.
Gifts given to you by Prince Ivoretti:
Silver necklace with a finely crafted bow and arrow made of gold hanging from it. You recognize it as a symbol of Erastil.
An gem encrusted gold armband.
A beautiful ring with an emerald setting.
Pictures of these gifts are on your character page.
Prince Ivoretti still hasn't given up on you. He still visits, though not as often. He is always courteous, and flattering.
Mal Varn will not sleep with you. He is too honorable for that. So whatever you thought you were doing the last time we played. It didn't happen. He takes you on long walks through the woods, and enjoys time spent with you, even if you don't do anything. His latest gift includes an assortment of rare blooms from Cheliax and Anafa, Lissa, and Marra from Restov.
Late one night, after most had gone to bed, there is a knocking on your door. As you open the door, a familiar face stands before you. He is the man that you had been tailing a while back. The one from Pitax that you believe is spying on your kingdom. He appears to be unarmed and alone. He holds his hands palms up in front of him and asks, "May we talk?"
After a few months enjoying the newlywed life, Lily comes to you mid-morning after running errands. "Esmond, I have something to tell you." She sits you down in a chair and pulls another around the table so that she may sit across from you. She takes your hands into hers and looks into your eyes. Tears begin to stream down her face. She stammers for a moment, "I...I am with child."
In your wanderings through your kingdom, you notice that the fey you call friends, seem to avoid you while you are traveling.
Is there anything/anyone you wish to visit while completing your duties as Warden?
I need a Perception check.
Your efforts to scry on Prince Ivoretti stop working. You haven't been able to scry on him for a couple of months now.
The Old Beldame thanks you for building the Witch's hut. She feels more at home and appreciates the addition of another witch that she can confide in when you are not around.
I'm still thinking about the Windmills. But I'm thinking they can only be built in a farmed hex with no other improvements. Give a +1 Economy, +1 Stability, -1 BP Consumption. Cost 8 BP. Just what I'm thinking at the moment.
My players definitely stay out!!! You know who you are.
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Okay, so recently my group had a session. This doesn't happen too often, we only get to play about once every other month. Mainly because my players come from over a 200 mile radius.
Maybe I just needed to write this out so I could think more clearly on the subject. Anyway, thanks for reading.
I really don't want to see this turn into an arms race like Living Greyhawk did in the Shield Lands. Seriously folks, pretty please with sugar on top.
Seriously? I don't know who you played with in the Shield Lands, but the people I played with were heavy on the role-playing and light on the roll-playing. There was many a battle that we barely made it through by the skin of our teeth, just because somebody wouldn't do something because it wasn't in character. I also lost a lot of treasure and experience because we were playing in character instead of battle mode.
BtT, Some groups just don't want to role-play. You can't stop them from playing the game. Asking people now days to know their faction leader, his/her favorite food and tactics, and what are the general goals, is like asking an average American if they know who is the current President and Vice President and where they stand on the issues. Quite a few don't know and don't care.
Just to show I know.
President: Barrack Hussein Obama
Vice President: Joe Biden
Goals: Progressive Liberal Democrat (enough said)
Can we setup a tithe and also buy our own home near the capitol in our country?
I am also adding a windmill to the buildings you can construct in an open hex.
Windmill Windmills are used for grinding grain and moving water. Must be constructed in a hex already farmed. +1 Economy, -1BP consumption
Do they respond well to cookies? Because I can promise them cookies...
I've heard cookies can go a long way in getting Paizo staff to do things for you.
@Shieldknight You're welcome to it if you like, though I can tell you that I'm about halfway through RRR as it is. Gimme a week or so of procrastinating my end-of-year grading, and I should be finished both RRR and VV. At this point, now that I have my templates set up in Word, it's really fast for me to zip through them. (I got halfway through RRR in about forty minutes this afternoon.)
Beautiful! Good news for all! Don't suppose you'd be willing to share your template? I plan on running other AP's after I'm done with Kingmaker and the look of your template is easy on the eyes and would be really nice to have for the other AP's when I convert them to 6 players. Even if I'm using a public conversion, I could transfer everything to your template. Great job BTW!
Okay, so her is my collection of upgraded monsters/NPC's.
I'm currently working on Varnhold Vanishing. I'll post them when I get them done.
Some of them are multiple pages, but you can either shrink the text or enlarge to fit how you want to print. I print them out on multiple pages so that I don't have to flip anything in the middle of combat.
@Feegle: I like your conversion btw. Clean, crisp and easy to read. If its okay with you, I think I'll do something similar for RRR and VV since I will be running groups through both soon.
You start with 50 BP that is given to you by the Swordlords of Restov as a startup fund. This is mentioned in RRR. Not sure what page though.
Am loving these. I started VV this weekend. I have transcribed the redone creatures into Microsoft Word onto 5x8 index cards. This allows me to easily see each creature on one card. I am also redoing each one to format them into Microsoft Word. For I too like printed-on-paper copies.
I can post them if you want them.
This is the problem my group has been having. They either miss the locations with big treasure, or the make friendly the bad guys that have big treasure. So I have had to add some treasure back into the AP, just so that they were somewhere near what they should have. I know the chart is a reference, but they didn't even have half that at level 6.