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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 6 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, New Jersey. 979 posts (994 including aliases). 7 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 22 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Sweet! Glad I'm holding on to my Fetchling. Maybe I'll finally create him.

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Like several have said before, this class is unnecessary. Role-playing alone should make a Vigilante. The four personas are like half classes at best.

We don't need a Zealot when we have an Inquisitor.

The Warlock should have been an alternate base class at worst or at best an Archetype of the Witch.

Stalker is like a bad amalgamation of slayer/rogue/ninja and everything in between.

Same for Avenger except with Martials

I really dislike this class and I think this is the beginning of the end for Pathfinder 1.0.

It feels like we're trying to move out in directions just for the sake of it or worse just to sell product until the next edition of this game is announced. I hope this is not the case but the current class bloat tells me otherwise.

Honestly just can this book, and think of another hardback that can be made.

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A New One...

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What a shame... I still buy novels, but I guess for budding authors it might be harder to break into this Paizo fiction.

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Those Pathfinder Iconics look good! I hope we'll unlock them.

***** RPG Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter Season 6 aka Shivok

Congratulations Everyone!

***** RPG Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter Season 6 aka Shivok

Congrats!!!

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This is awesome. I actually started the first Birthright PBEM on AOL Online way back when with the help of Ed Stark, who gave us an early version of the Book of Magecraft.

It didnt last long but it was pretty fun and many PBEM games started after that.

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It could of been just an honest mistake and he misplaced the final encounter.

I would change an encounter location if players actions have dramatically changed it. (i.e. if the encounter occurred in a tavern and the BBG was going to show up, but the PC's burned it to the ground so the bad guy shows up in the street instead) The only time it would be an issue is if there were environmental factors built into the encounter and even then you could replicate most things elsewhere.

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Congrats Lucas, well earned! See you at GENCON.

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Mike you will be missed.

As a fellow brother in blue and a brother in arms your leadership style simply wont be replicated. You expanded PFS greatly and even got me to join the VO corps. You've held the line on the absurd and compromised when needed. You guided a steady ship in PFS and mentored a great many players and GM's alike.

Remember that the lack of an official title doesn't stop the camaraderie and friendship you've gotten over the years, So I still hope to see you again at conventions to share a game, a story, or better yet a drink or two with you.

Farewell and may you find happiness in everything you do.

One sad goblin,

June

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Wow those two original scenarios sound GREAT! Imagine if we could do that for other cons/areas and the scenarios became PFS/PACG Legal.

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Jack Amy wrote:
Thanks for the list Andrew, what was Grand Convocation 4712? A quick search and I couldn't find anything meaningful on it.

It was an AWESOME experience, especially if you rp'd with the Oracle. ;) jk

It was a PaizoCon 12' only event, that included combat, skill challenges and Rp only encounters.

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My kellid is named Herazaad the Painbringer

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The target is still taking electricity damage. So the +3 bonus would apply.

Now if the element was changed to acid , fire, or cold he wouldn't get the bonus.

At least that's how is rule it.

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Lol MY version of them :)

***** RPG Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter Season 6 aka Shivok

Well although I have every non unique race boon except the goblin I really would not mind making an all Catfolk party that only plays in convention's with each other.

THUNDERCATS HO!!!!!!!!

Lion'o - Male LG Catfolk Fighter
Cheetarah - Female Catfolk NG Slayer
Panthro - Male Catfolk CG Barbarian
Wiley Kit - Male Catfolk CG Rogue
Wiley Kat - Female Catfolk NG UC Rogue
Jeggarah - Male catfolk CG Oracle
Snarf - jeggarahs pet.

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Nice work! Concise and to the point without overburdening the players with info.

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UndeadMitch wrote:
June Soler wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:

If so, and there's a changeling*, hopefully they don't bind on pickup. I'm sure I can find a way to get one.

*I can dream. ^_^

The changeling was auctioned off in 2013 GENCON if I recall, so this one might not show up so soon.
Fixed that for you. I bid on that back in 2013, but missed Sunday, so was unable to keep bidding on it. Catfolk and Vanara also went that year.

Ah thanks for the correction, I knew I was fuzzy on the dates. So its been TWO years since these races were given out.

That may make things interesting for the GENCON GM boon this year...

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Kalindlara wrote:

If so, and there's a changeling*, hopefully they don't bind on pickup. I'm sure I can find a way to get one.

*I can dream. ^_^

The changeling was auctioned off in 2014 GENCON if I recall, so this one might not show up so soon.

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Congrats and welcome aboard!

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Dragnmoon wrote:
Sadly like I mentioned in another thread I had to cancel my PazioCon trip because the Air Force decided to schedule me for training during that time. But you will see me at Gen Con!

Join the club, the Army's sending me to Albania for a whole month! Looks like Ill miss Paizocon and Origins....

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Congrats to everyone!

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It is with deepest regrets that I announce the passing of Richard Lighthiser, a lifelong gamer and Pathfinder enthusiast today at approximately 4pm. Up until a month ago Richard was the Venture-Lieutenant for Northern New Jersey. He earned his 5th star in April of this year and did an amazing job at running games and juggling life.

Gaming was one of the things that kept him going even in his toughest days. to him it was just not a hobby but a passion, one that he used to bring joy, fun and excitement to all who gamed at his tables. He traveled to conventions near and distant to get a chance to drop into the fantasy world we all are fond of and immerse himself and his friends in tales of wonder and excitement.

Rick was one of those players who always found the positive in everything, even when things looked bleak. He was the mediator when gamers would have their fits with each other over some real or imagined slight. Purely, he was someone who you always wanted at your table, always ready to play and eager to help others achieve the most out of an adventure.

Even in his waning days Rick continued to fight on and enjoyed himself by playing a home game every other Sunday, and two online adventure paths during the weekdays. Tomorrow, he would have played Part 4 of The Eyes of Ten series and retired his character Chandler of Sarenrae. As his GM I was looking forward to see what reward he would get in the finale.

Even today, Rick had his gaming sheets right on his gaming table ready for tomorrow's adventure. His wife Sarah, said "Rick would have wanted you to finish the game". So she allowed us to take his character sheet and give him the proper send-off that any great gamer should have. Tomorrow, Rick's going to get a chance to finish the game like he would have liked.

Rick will be missed by his friends and family, but we all know that he would not want us to be sad in this moment. He would of liked that we celebrate his life, his love and his passion, and he would've wanted us to live life to the fullest.

I valued Rick not only for his positive attitude, loyalty, and perseverance, but mainly because he was my friend.

You will be missed Rick.

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Þórarinn, It's been a pleasure to play with you!

So congrats on the promotion this is well-earned!

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Congrats Billy!!!

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Congrats Rob welcome to the team!

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Could it be possible that some GMs (like myself) forgot to put the scenario number/name on top and those unknown scenarios have not been reported?

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Congrats Vincent. He was my very 1st GM for PFS. We had him in NYC for a little bit, way back in 2010

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I might just run an online Dark Sun pathfinder conversion based off all these ideas.

I would look at the Kasatha and the ogre admissible starting points for thri-kreen and half-giant and Slayer for bard.

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UnArcaneElection wrote:

^For The Lion's Venge, shouldn't that be eastern/northeastern Taldor?

Also, this should also include Qadiran involvement, since Qadira also has reason to feel they have a claim on Ninshabur's territory, and they want to conquer Taldor anyway. Restraining orders by the Padishah Emperor of Kelesh (of which they are a part) have kept them from attacking Taldor again recently, and may also be part of what is keeping them from trying to do the Adventure Path themselves, but an attempt by Taldor to do this might be seen as the perfect excuse for them to go to war.

oops, You're right it should have been Northeastern Taldor...your idea could be inserted in one of the Ap books! :)

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I intend to run 00-17 Perils of the Pirate Pact this year.

But I also want someone else to run it. - so I can play it.

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The Mindmage Ascendancy - AP Focused in Vudra where a mad Occult Mystic begins a pogrom against the innumerable kingdoms attempting to meld everyone minds to give him godlike omniscience. Can the heroes stop him before all knowledge is subsumed into his insidious plans or will they too fall to his evil!

Product Support Ideas:

Occult Mysteries
Vudra, Land of the Innumerable Kingdoms(gazeteer)
Ways of Vudra - (Player's Companion)
Horrors of the Innumerable Kingdoms (bestiary)

The Lion's Vengeance - The Archduke Aurel of Taldor has begun a push to reclaim lands long lost in northwestern Taldor as a means to secure his position as the next Emperor. He has recruited you and your allies to reclaim these lands with promises of titles, lands and nobility. Can you manage to fight off the bandits and other horrors that come from the lands of Ninshabur or will you too be a casualty of an empire in decline.

Product Support Ideas:
Taldor, Empire in Decline (gazeteer)
Crown and Lion (players companion)
Marauders of the Lost Lands (Bestiary)

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It will be taken care of, Have no worries.

So since you created the event go back to it, and on the bottom when you report it, click on delete this session and it should delete your session.

Let me know if that works for you.

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Adam Daigle wrote:
That instance is an error that snuck in. The ship's name is Divinity.

Destiny sneaked in again in the newest book.

***** RPG Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter Season 6 aka Shivok

I believe these products are being retooled and formatted. Thus the delay.

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Val-Kalan the Technomancer - an eccentric human with wondrous Numerian weapons that shoot out pulses of light similar to what a wizard could do.

Kalindrius and Allandalae - Husband and Wife team exploring Golarion by way of the Celestial Realms.

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I'm still looking to trade for the Vishkanya race boon.

Have the following to trade:
GENCON 2014 Boons:
#2 Ancestral Ally
#3 Custom Order
#4 GM Star Replay
#8 Family Tradition
#11 Numerian Dabbler
#12 Numerian Weapon Training x2
#16 Treasure Map
#18 Xenophobia
GM Fall Boon Ifrit x2
GM Winter Boon Undine x3
GM Spring Boon Oread x2
GM Summer Boon Sylph x2
GEncon 2013 #10 Mounted Tradition
#18 Affliction Immunity
Paizocon 12'#13 Trained Eye
Paizocon 12'#4 Tian Ancenstry
Paizocon 12'#3 Tian Library Training
Paizocon 12'#12 Extra Trait
Season 5 #2 Debt to Society
Season 5 #4 Extra hours
Season 5 #14 Research Specialist
Season 5 #18 Taint of the Worldwound

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Still looking for Vishkanya boon fro this year or last year gen con.

Pm me you're
offer.

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Get away from the 18 Dex start at 17 and then at 4th level raise it to 18.

This would let you get higher stats in other areas.

STR 10 (im assuming you'll be a dex based damage dealer.)
DEX 17 (raise at 4h lvl)
CON 14
INT 13
WIS 10
CHA 15 (raise at 8th level)

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PFS Sanctioned

Scenario: EMERALD SPIRE Level 1 (Tier 1-2)

Date/Time: Friday, August 29th, 2014 @ 12:00 PM EDT US [-4 UTC]

GM: June Soler

Game Client: Google Plus Hangout and the Roll20.net VTT

Description:

Level 1 of the Emerald Spire Superdungeon

For ages untold, a gemstone monolith has pierced the heart of the Echo Wood. Now, as civilization intrudes upon this enigmatic splinter, a strange life once again stirs in the depths—one with ties to undying evils and a might beyond time itself. The promise of wealth and power calls to glory-seekers from across the Inner Sea region, tempting them into a labyrinth of monster-haunted vaults, defiled tombs, arcane laboratories, and worse, as they seek to unveil the secrets locked below the legendary Emerald Spire.

Sign up HERE!

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John,

Great Job!

In the land rush Chronicle it states Every other Chronicle sheet for
The Emerald Spire Superdungeon grants you...

Does this mean every additional ES chronicle sheet or does it skips one chronicle sheet and then the 3rd, 5th, 7th....sheets

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Congrats and Welcome to the team!

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Wow! This is good news. Gongrats Thea!

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I like the idea and tried to do something with existing art, alas poor me... it didnt work out.

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LazarX wrote:
June Soler wrote:

I personally think the existence of the elixir really trivializes the seriousness of this real-world gender issue by including it. Furthermore the cost of such a thing should be much much higher akin to the Thuvian elixer since it causes a permanent change.

Really disappointed this was included.

I have to ask you this then?

Does the existence of Cure Disease trivialize the real world medical crosses? The legendary epidemics of polio, malaria, smallpox, and the Black Plague?

Does the existence of the Heal spell trivialize the real world problems of insanity, paralysis blindness, deafness and the other issues it cures? Does the very existence of Paladins trivialize disease and suffering they cause?

Or is it possible to remember that this game isn't meant to be a pattern for how we deal with our real world lives? That down to earth it's primary purpose is some harmless escapist fun? And that the real world issues of LGBT go beyond mere sex/gender binaries? That there are such issues that no Elixir can bypass?

You make some valid points, I guess we'll see if it ever becomes an issue.

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It's the same ability(dex) they dont stack.

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I personally think the existence of the elixir really trivializes the seriousness of this real-world gender issue by including it. Furthermore the cost of such a thing should be much much higher akin to the Thuvian elixer since it causes a permanent change.

Really disappointed this was included.

***** RPG Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter Season 6 aka Shivok

I also use the justification Tony has, we may be seeing an adventure in Tian Xia in the future. I believe John mentioned this as a possibility in either the blog or the podcast.

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Mattastrophic wrote:

I'd like to see a new edition largely because I'd like to have something Pathfinder-related to buy again. The system has gotten so bloated and powercrept that new options are a detriment to the play experience, and the APs haven't been compatible with with the power level of the game since around Ultimate Magic or so.

It would also be nice to see a departure from certain outdated mechanics, like Challenge Rating's single-monster combat assumption and the four combats/day assumption. It would also be nice to see a well-functioning and well-supported higher-level game. But now I digress; we each have a laundry list of desired changes.

-Matt

All this does is restart the cycle and the bloat will come back in 3-4 years as it has done now. A better options is to restrict what products you want used in your games.

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