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**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Yes check out meetup.com and yahoogroups two diferrent sites. There are weekly wednesday game and bi weekly games on saturday.

Im sure one of the NYC folks will chime in soon.


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See you in France! I'll be in Paris on Tuesday (if all goes well).

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

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Congrats Dominick!

I was there when it happened!!!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Mark Seifter wrote:


I think the rule that Empyreal lords give all subdomains is of course trumped by AR stating that only certain races have access to certain books. IMO, that's a good thing. It's already a big weird to me that Empyreal Lords, who are weaker than deities, are actually more powerful than deities in the number and variety of subdomains they grant and that Empyreal Lords, who have a celestial type, grant the subdomains of the other celestial types, including the cross-alignment ones (frex, a LG archon empyreal lord with the Azata subdomain of Good.

+1 to this. As now the Empyreal Lords have this option, but the fiendish lords cannot.

I hope this gets changed in the future. All of the lesser dieties be they fiends, empyreals, or lesser divinities should not get more than the 20 Major gods of the Inner Sea. Even the gods of Ancient Osirion should be limited due to the concentrated nature of their worship. The only exception would be Major gods of other Regions: Tian, Vudra, Arcadian, etc

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

He could have had the feat Death or Glory which nets him an additional +4 dmg/atk vs. large creatures.

Perhaps a trait that adds +1/+2 to damage due to weapon type/situation flanked, threatened/creature type - demon/fey etc


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I think that the main issue with the builder series is that they're sold individually.

The marketing of this product is off. This isnt a paizo issue, its an issue with wizkids other singles offerings. They just are not the money makers that a case is. Which is the equivalent of about 8 or 9 builder boxes.


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I agree with a few points cthonian sun made. I'd also add that the price for a subscription is not worth it when places like nobleknight games and miniature market were selling cases cheaper than you guys. It made no sense you should of changed the price a while ago. Now you change it because you realized that customer loyalty will only get you so far.

The miniatures seemed rushed and speeding up the number of releases doesnt help those gamers on a fixed gaming budget. All of these recent miniature kickstarters could also be eating into you revenue calculations. This is only going to get worse when the d&d minis come out.

Wizkids doesnt care who buys what since they make out no matter what.

I hope things go well for the product.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Year of the Technomancer

Year of the Fallen Star
Year of the Sundered Mountain
Year of the Argent Delves

I've visualized some great T-shirts for this. I'm assuming the focus will be on exploring Jormunder and some parts of the Silver Mount. So with the exception of the first suggestion, the others cover both of these focus areas.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

lol I cant beleive you guys!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Arthur Perkins wrote:
I'm not a member of the SE region. I have only ever played online, and I reside in NJ. I don't know if you want to make a new region for elite deluxe fellows like myself and team online, or throw me into a jersey shuffle.

NEW JERSEY............

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

I am definitely slanted towards Bob's viewpoint, as some players "Rping their characters" do things that would otherwise endanger either the mission or the other PC's lives by initiating combat that the majority would have avoided.

When this kind of thing happens I'll just ask the offending player if that's what thier character will do and then proceed to ask the other players what they will do. If their actions are counter to each other - roll for initiative and go at it - so long as there is no intentional killing I'm okay with it. I've seen people trip other characters, grapple(most common), disarm, etc.

We should expect table variation of PVP adjudication based on the dynamics within each specific game session. Although the no killing rule should always be enforced. Accidental killings are another matter.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

AWWW MANNNN!

Sorry to see Brent step down, Hope to see him at Origins anyways!


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SO all this Iron Gods talk has me thinking of a painting i think by larry Elmore. The painting is a mounted female knight that has gone through a portal and is faced with a futuristic knight in powered attack armor weilding a vibroblade and a glassteel shield.

Anyone know what it's called or can provide a link?

Thanks

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Majuba wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:
I could be reading what you are suggesting incorrectly, but are you aware that you earn half fame/prestige for slow tracking as well as half exp and gold?

He is aware, he was suggesting an alternative to allow slow progression to catch up on prestige lost.

Nebten wrote:
Timorin, it is impossible in a PFS scenario to get 1 XP, 0 gold and 0 PP. To get 1 XP, you have to had to gone through 3 encounters. Just by going through those encounters, the player will receive gold.
It would be unusual, but not impossible. Not every encounter provides gold, and not every encounter is completed successfully. It would be rare though to get the XP and no gold. Although I can think of a scenario where it happened, or close to it.

Majuba is spot on, as I just left MEGACON this past weekend and recieved a chronicle with 1XP, 0 Gold and 0 Prestige so it does happen, very rarely, but it does happen(I think the is the 3rd time for me in 15 characters.)

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Congrats!

Man I heard there was a drought in Cali....it just doesnt include the PFS Awesomeness growing out there.


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I just hope this AP takes a few pages from the great Gamma World campaigns of old.(my fav SCI-FI game world).

There is a reason the mechanical gearsmen dont go far from the Silver Mount.Need....more.....en...ner....gy...

While at MEGACON this past weekend our table won a free novel: City of the Fallen Sky, read it and it has some nice Numeria tidbits as well.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Will Johnson wrote:
June Soler wrote:
Dan Simons wrote:
Hmmm, it won't be me this year, I have to break my string of cross-country attendance. Nope, I'm stumped!
Hmm It wont be me neither I'll be in Fort Leavenworth for that whole month! One sad panda.....Ed Greenwood?? ;)

After the house key incident, we learned not to advertise that you will be attending. ;-)

Just kidding. You and Dan will both be missed. Looking forward to seeing you at PaizoCon.

LOL! Tell me about it.

This year I planned to go to Dundracon since I knew May was a training month. But then Father Winter had something to say about that on the day of my flight.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Dan Simons wrote:
Hmmm, it won't be me this year, I have to break my string of cross-country attendance. Nope, I'm stumped!

Hmm It wont be me neither I'll be in Fort Leavenworth for that whole month! One sad panda.....Ed Greenwood?? ;)


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How about you tell him that he should retrain a feat to include heavy armor proficiency.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

My eidolon has Celestial Appearance Evolution(3pt) The eidolon appears as a celestial creature and manifests some of the abilities of a celestial.

I also took the description from Ultimate Magic :The eidolon looks like a celestial being such as an angel, archon, or azata. Angel eidolons usually appear as beautiful humanoids with large, feathered wings.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Walter Sheppard wrote:

Outstanding job Doug!

When I think of how many people you have met over all those tables it gets even more impressive. Think of how many of those players have grown into better players and GMs in their own right because of your GMing. And what of those people that kept playing PFS, or started playing because of your table presence alone? That's huge, man.

I imagine that if we included all the people your GMing has influenced and inspired, you'd have well over a 1000 tables to your name. That's a monumental accomplishment, Doug. I hope one of these days I get to sit at one of your games and be a better GM because of it.

Now then, how soon can we expect the next 500?

:D

Very Soon... I hear someone down in the Carolinas is in the final stretch!!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

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I have Kalindrius and Allandalae, a husband and wife team of two celestial beings that hail from the angelic city of Llourith in Nirvana.
They both have mettalic gold skin and white hair and glowing white eyes. Both have angelic tattoos on their foreheads...

I've been questioned several time how I'm playing two characters at the same time in PFS...

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Congrats Doug on achieving this great milestone!


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Here's my try.

Orgoth Bladestrike CR10 BBEG
Human (Shoanti) Fighter (Weapon Master) 10
CN Medium humanoid (human)
Init +1; Senses Perception +1
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Defense
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AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 18 (+1 Dex)
hp 111 (10d10+30)
Fort +10, Ref +4, Will +4; +4 vs. effects that cause you to lose your grip on weapons, +3 bonus vs. effects targetting a Rhoka sword held by you
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Offense
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Speed 30 ft.
Melee (L) bloodspiller +17/+12 (2d6+25/15-20+2d6 (& 1d6 to wielder))
Special Attacks reliable strike, weapon training
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Statistics
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Str 22, Dex 12, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 7
Base Atk +10; CMB +13; CMD 25 (32 vs. disarm, 35 vs. grapple, 32 vs. sunder, 35 vs. trip)
Feats Cleave, Cleaving Finish, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (rhoka sword), Furious Focus, Goblin Cleaver, Great Cleave, Lunge, Orc Hewer, Power Attack, Racial Heritage, Weapon Focus (rhoka sword), Weapon Specialization (rhoka sword)
Skills Acrobatics +7, Climb +15, Intimidate +11, Survival +8, Swim +13
Languages Common, Shoanti
SQ weapon guard
Other Gear bloodspiller (+1 large keen, vicious rhoka), belt of giant strength +2, gloves of dueling, wayfinder, smoky spindle ioun stone(as clear spindle except it protects against metal control as if a protection from good spell had been cast); +1 Full plate, other equipment up to the appropriate gp limit for PC's


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So the 10th Anniversary AP is called : Prophecies of the Last Azlanti

It's an adventure path set mainly in Absalom that initially starts off as as an old wizened woman claims that the PC's are destined to fulfill an old Arodenite prophecy. Many others claim that the power of foretelling died with Aroden.

The AP continues as the players begin gaining a following (whether they encourage it or not) and an Ascendant Cult begins to worship them. They have clashes with rival Ascendant cults and would be gods as they try to prove/disprove the prophecy.

Eventually even the hidden masters of the ancient aboleths make an appearance as the PC's realize that the prophecy may be true and they are pushed to make a try at the fabled Starstone to finally test the veracity of the prophecy. ONE of the PC's may or may not become ascended and be the newest god to join the Inner Sea Pantheon of Gods.

The PC who is truly destined to become a god is determined by choices made during the entire AP and some fickle luck from Desna (i.e. D20's).

The AP would use elements of the Ultimate Campaign Guide, Mythic Rules and Pathfinder Society as the season questline culminates at gencon where one lucky Table will have their group named as HERALDS for the newly ascended God!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Thursday, August 15
Slot 1 (0800-1300): #6-01: Trial by Machine (1-5)
Slot 2 (1300-1800): #6-02: The Silver Mount Collection (3-7)
Slot 3 (1900-2400): Gen Con Season 6 Special (3-7)
Friday, August 16
Slot 4 (0800-1300): #6-01: Trial by Machine (1-5)
Slot 5 (1300-1800): #6-02: The Silver Mount Collection (3-7)
Slot 6 (1900-2400): Gen Con Season 5 End Special (5-8)
Saturday, August 17
Slot 7 (0800-1300): #6-01: Trial by Machine (1-5)
Slot 8 (1300-1800): #6-02: The Silver Mount Collection (3-7)
Slot 9 (1900-2400): OFF FOR PLAYING :-)
Sunday, August 18
Slot 10 (0900-1400): OFF FOR PLAYING :-)

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

So did he get his burns in the room to the east or the farthest room to the south?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Prethen wrote:

Funny you should ask! I actually just committed to GM'ing my very first (real) table in the next couple of weeks (The Confirmation). I'm excited and nervous at the same time. What makes it even more interesting is the game store proprietor who also happens to be a 5-star GM will be playing at my table that night. Nah...no pressure here.

As far as VTT gaming, I will need to spend some hours learning the Roll20 side of things first. Once I feel comfortable with that, I'll probably offer my first game.

AWESOMER!!!!!

Good luck on your first game. Remember: you will make mistakes, just learn from them and move on, above all give everyone at the table tthe best experience you can!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Deadmanwalking wrote:
It's the difference between being a soldier and, well, an assassin. A soldier kills for duty, country, to defend themselves, all that sort of thing.

A sniper is paid to kill for his country duty or not, even if he doesnt have any interaction with the target. It's assassination through and through. The fact that you killing someone for your country or duty doesnt changes that.

Also I'm sure that sniper would be considered a criminal and assassin in the country he was killing in.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Prethen wrote:

For the record, as of now, there's no longer a dearth of games. Although, my wife might disagree. Of course, for some (myself included) there's not always a game in a time slot that works for you, but there are a lot of choices popping up.

Bravo for the online community and those awesome GM's out there!

Awesome to hear! SO now that you've partaken of the beauty that is PFS Online when will you be ready to delve into the GM seat?


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Is this novel set in Arcadia?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Man. I wish I had this problem...

However a suggestion is to limit the tables to 3 a night, that way the majority of tables are going to the other games.

Encourage pre-sign ups for those tables and penalties for folks who consistently cancel in an untimely manner and rotate the players so that the same folks are not always signing up preventing others from getting in on the fun.

Ask the store owner for any ideas he would like.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Why queen galfrey


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Sean forgot to mention: see yah at ORIGINS!!!!!!!

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Saint Caleth wrote:

But then the misapplication this open play rule will do what it always does and drive willing DMs into private groups which harms the entire community.

You should email Mike and have him sort things out with the VO to remove the problem player before the exodus from public play becomes necessary.

You dont have to invole Mike in everything.

Just dont announce your game on the meetup do as Doug says via email or text, phone whatever. Tat way you get the players you are comfortable with allowing into your home.


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Wow! Big Loss to the company. I wish you and your wife well in future endeavors. We sometimes have to make sacrifices for our loved ones. In the end it makes home-life happier.

Farewell.


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Stephen's clarification was better than the original feat as written: If you have this feat you can either choose +1 hit point and +1 skill rank, or you can choose the alternate class reward.

He removed: instead of choosing either one or the other benefit
removing any ambiguity. He further clarified by writing:

You do not get your choice of two of the three, but it does not preclude you from taking an alternate class reward if you choose to do that instead.

I don't think there can be any further ambiguity for this feat, which is still a good feat. It's just not as versatile as some folks thought it was.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

wellsmv wrote:

I have a few trades in the works

a ifrit, dhampir, kitsune and a wayang boon....

if they go thru i will pm you..

i still gotta get rid of these 2 mounted tradition boons..LOL

In January I traded my Paizocon 2012 boon which gives an +1 Inherent bonus to wisdom for the mounted tradition boon.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Mark,

First off welcome to the Pathfinder Society Organized Play Campaign! We're delighted to have you join our ranks.

It looks like you had a great time playing this past weekend, we hope you play again and bring a few friends along for the adventure. You are ABSOLUTELY allowed to talk about your experiences to players and engage other players with their experiences, get advice and so on.

Some players may not be so forthcoming or they may not want to ruin spoilers for you in the future. It's not that it's secretive, it's just that there are story-lines interwoven between scenarios that some players may want to experience before hearing it from a second hand source and ruining their fun. This could apply to you as well.

So talk to local players and if not visit the boards here and find out what PFS play is in your local area. Make sure you get/register your PFS number so that your games can get reported online. You're not new to Paizo so I'm sure you can get around the site.

Have fun gaming!


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Thanks for clarifying it.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Matthew Morris wrote:

Ah. I find 'loot' a good way to lure the kids in.

Back in the twilight of 3.x I ran Hollow's Last Hope for kids at a FCBD. First the parents were shocked that they were engrossed for 6+ hours. Second I'd made pre-gens that matched up with some D&D minis I got. The kids got to keep those. Finally the best player (by my reconning) got to keep a set of dice. She immediately dragged her parents over to the game wall, and they went home with a PHB and DMG.

Mission accomplished.

Never underestimate giving children loot. :-)

Gonna talk to Mike McNerney about this aybe something similar at Origins...


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Has this been answered yet?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Looks good. Gonna talk to the boss tomorrow to see what he says. If I get the weekend off. I'll try to make it. Hopefully there wont be any snow in Jersey this late in March.


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Vic Wertz wrote:
I remember there was one online retailer—but I don't recall whether it was Miniature Market—that sold the first Pathfinder Battles set at just a hair over their cost, and then gradually decreased the discount with each subsequent set.

I believe that was troll and toad. But they've gone up in price gradually both in case offerings and on the secondary market for single minis.

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MONASTERY OF SAINT KYERIXUS

After exploring the Crypt of Tula, you have returned to Belhaim to recover and prepare to enter the ruined Iroran Monastery of Saint Kyerixus and destroy Aeteperax before it attacks Belhaim. The monastery’s ruins are filled with monsters, guardians, and wild beasts that serve Aeteperax.

Will you be able to clear the monastery and confront the evil dragon Aeteperax, or will Belhaim be doomed?

ONLY PFS LEGAL CHARACTERS OF LEVELS 5-7 ALLOWED

***NOTE*** This slot will take about 6 hours, perhaps longer depending on party actions. The adventure may be split into a 2nd Part – We’ll make this call during the game.

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
Faction
Desired token (if any) (link or attach to the email)

Current Roster:
1. Charlie Edmond - Paladin 2/Swashbuckler 5
2. Rob Ashby - Illusionist 7
3. Frequent Online GM Spot
4.
5.
6.

Alt 1.
Alt 2.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Walt I think he means those specific 1 hour scenarios. Paxport and Goblin Attack are different adventures.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Pirate Rob wrote:
Sorry you can't make it out. I'll pour a sip out for ya.

ok...ima go cry in a corner now, as I wait for another 5 inches of snow tonight on top of the 10 inches we already got.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Okay I will a few games for tomorrow.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Since the South and the Mid-Atlantic are covered in snow, the airports are shut down, my flight to Dundracon cancelled. I think its a good time to get some impromptu Online Games going for the next 48 hours while we're stuck in this Wintry mess!

Anyone willing to get some online PFS games on!

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