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Cheliax

Other Mastermind wrote:
Skorn wrote:

I would love to get to play at this level and prefer to play arcane casters. I have started the AP three times but have never gotten out of book 1.

My question is how do you want us to assign spells to our spell books if we play a wizard. A 10th level wizard would have had years of adventuring to acquire spells. It seems unreasonable to limit him to the 2 per level he gains for free. It would likewise be unfair, in my opinion to make him purchase each spell as a scroll out of his starting funds as this would discount finding spell books along the way or meeting friendly wizards and trading spells.

As rknop said: They are part of WBL. Let's start with a character, then we'll figure out just how many spells you have found.

I can do that. But I do disagree with rknop. I know its campaign specific, but when a wizard finds another wizards's spellbook and scribes those spells and then the group sells the spellbook it is not included in WBL. And when two wizards trade knowledge of spells, that is also not included. Wizards will go out of their way to deal with other wizards to fill their books. Having played the first part of book 1 I know of at least one wizard NPC that might have been be willing to trade spells and suspect others have shown up in the other books.

I do not mean to be contrary, but only to explain my premise. If a 10th level wizard has to buy at scull costs every spell beyond what he learns from leveling much of his wealth will be taken up by his book and indeed the player would be better off with a sorcerer.

I have an elven wizard in mind that I will build for this occasion. The idea is that he is from the Elven lands to the south and wants to make sure this new kingdom represents both elves and fey fairly. I have no idea how your group treated the encounters early on with the fey though. And I am unsure about other encounters in the other books. I hope my idea does not clash with your players. :)

Cheliax

I would love to get to play at this level and prefer to play arcane casters. I have started the AP three times but have never gotten out of book 1.

My question is how do you want us to assign spells to our spell books if we play a wizard. A 10th level wizard would have had years of adventuring to acquire spells. It seems unreasonable to limit him to the 2 per level he gains for free. It would likewise be unfair, in my opinion to make him purchase each spell as a scroll out of his starting funds as this would discount finding spell books along the way or meeting friendly wizards and trading spells.

Cheliax

Two rogues, a cleric and a melee druid. Nice to have an arcane and a fighter I guess.

Cheliax

I have a 6th level half orc Scarni druid that would like to play this. Hope the table makes.

Cheliax

I am working up a wizard for your consideration. Thinking a Chelaxian court wizard apprentice who is comfortable with using evil creatures as tools and will have a good selection of necromancer spells available to him, but will not be necromancer focused. He would end up talking levels of Diabolist if he lives that long.

Story and crunch to follow. Love the idea of this game.

Cheliax

Trying to roll a rogue. I should point out that when rolling 3d6 the average set of stats will be three 9s and three 10s, which is a -3 point build.
Try 1:
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 6, 6) = 15
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 1, 3) = 6
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 4, 4) = 11
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 1, 2) = 9
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 3, 3) = 9
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 3, 2) = 7

HP: 1d8 ⇒ 3
Well this point buy is-2

Try 2:
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 5) = 12
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 4, 6) = 13
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 2, 4) = 10
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 5) = 9
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 6) = 10
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (5, 3, 3) = 11

HP: 1d8 ⇒ 4
This point buy is 5

Try 3:
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 6, 6) = 16
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 4, 2) = 7
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 5, 6) = 12
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 6) = 11
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 1, 3) = 5
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 6, 2) = 11

HP: 1d8 ⇒ 7
Hey a 6!

Try 4:
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 5, 3) = 9
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 1, 3) = 10
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (3, 6, 4) = 13
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (1, 1, 4) = 6
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (2, 2, 5) = 9
Stat: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 4, 3) = 11

HP: 1d8 ⇒ 5
Still bad. I give up. I have to say that you have not thought creation through enough. Good luck.

Cheliax

Worked on my Pally last night. Crunch is complete but am still polishing my background.

I really tried to go two-weapon fighting, but pallys just do not get the feats to support that build. I could do it by dipping fighter at level 3 I guess. Hmm… Running out of time. Thoughts? I'd go divine hunter except this AP seems like one you really do not want to give up immunity to fear. :)

Cheliax

I think this AP requires what you are talking about Yog, to bring out the flavor. No problem here. My greatest hope is that this AP actually scares me a little. :) That said, I do not think gore and shock is required for good horror writing. Sometimes a creepy setting and some random sounds is all it takes for the PCs to create their own horror.

Cheliax

Ah, ya gotta go and grab my paladin spot already. I have not even built him yet. ;)

Cheliax

Cool. I think I would love to play a Paladin of some type. Your generosity in races and archetypes will make me research my options quite a bit. :)

Cheliax

I am in as well, but am willing to play most any class we end up needing. So I'll watch what you guys offer up and then propose something.

Cheliax

Any problem if I have played some of this AP in the past? I believe I an keep player knowledge from character knowledge if I am selected. I did love this setting.

Cheliax

Hmm, could you go for +2 to both Ride and Handle Animals? Seems like it should be "worth' more, but not a big deal.

Also, how do you feel about Animal Empathy - which he will have per the class.

Cheliax

Glad you are responding. I am not totally sure what you consider magic or not. If I play a beast master I can have an animal companion, right? But can I speak with animals? If not do I get a replacement ability?

Cheliax

I have to ask about the use of the Tripod Machine classes. One class has abilities like Speak with Animals. Other abilities reference Identifying Magic Items. And overall I believe, based on a very quick review, that they are a little over powered. Multiple Full BAB classes with full sneak attack progression for instance. And a D12 class with full BAB and an animal companion at first level. I am curious as to why these are being allowed.

Did I misunderstand? All all 11 of these available for this game?

Cheliax

Ok. Coming very late to this game, but if I have time tonight I have to submit a PC for this game. I am just getting back to the US from a vacation where I had no computer and almost no internet so am behind in reading the recruitment lists.

Even if I do not get in I think I will follow this list. I have already learned quite a bit of history from the recruitment and am enjoying the reading.

My idea for a character is a fighting man who has been educated for some reason. Perhaps his lands included a small church that was founded by an Irish father a couple hundred years ago and is still noted as a place of learning where second sons might go to to study before taking priestly vows. The character, among his other duties as a youth was required to learn his letters and attend to his studies, thus allowing the Lore Warden archetype. Thoughts?

Cheliax

I suspected that was your intend, but also know that by far, the larger number of games on this forum are run in a PBP format. I'd say at least 10 to 1.

So, you have not disclosed your rates. Care to do so?

Cheliax

I'd pay for a good gaming experience. I do already. Figure out what it cost to attend Gen Con per slot and then consider that you might could play on-line for much much less than that, even paying a DM a reasonable fee.

BUT, I am not sure it would work in a PBP environment. A single mod that you could run in a 5 hour session might easily last 3 months. Are you really going to charge 10 dollars per player for 3 months of work?

Cheliax

Plus your Lat on Hands Senniki.

Cheliax

Just please no devotees of the Blinding Light of Pholtus. Its been years but I am not sure I can handle hearing any more of the One True Path…

Cheliax

I am just finding this and would love to play in the second group. I could play any class the group needs but would prefer to not play a cleric. Core book only... This will be fun.

I am very comfortable playing a wizard or sorcerer if Lord T is going Paladin. Seems like no one has claimed the arcane role (except the bard of course).

I think I am number 5. We have a table. :)

Cheliax

If you are keep Necromancy I would drop Enchantment. I'd drop Necromancy too and keep evocation, but that is just me. I must admit I would miss False Life.

You also have to pick which school you will have spell focus in, as you get that in place of Scribe Scroll in PFS.

Cheliax

Hmm. A strict reading of the requirement would come up with the need for spells (plural), not just a spell. I am reminded of the early LG days when gnomes becoming Dragon Disciples based on their racial ability to spontaneously cast arcane spells. But thank you for the response. If this is PFS legal, its legal. I certainly will not argue.

Cheliax

I'm sorry but I am confused about how Diviner gets you early entry into Eldritch Knight. Hate be dense but I do not see any powers that = Able to cast 3rd-level arcane spells. What am I missing?

Cheliax

Many summoned creatures gain the Celestial template, allowing them to smite. This should help getting past some DR.

Spells like Create Pit can be great as they are battlefield control AND save or suck…

Cheliax

GM Niles wrote:
I'd love to play in a WOTR so I'm kinda hesitant to run it. Also, a RoW game is being recruited for right now so I could potentially steal/lose good applicants from that game so I'm leery there. Finally, I have 0 interest in either Serpents Skull or Skull and Shackles.

I went and looked at the RoW recruitment that is in progress. People are proposing such things as dragon templates builds worth 39 points. If the recruitment rules do not change it will not be a game I would like to play and do not thing you will loose potential players to it.

Cheliax

I would vote for Reign of Winter as I have not played it at all and love the idea of going up against organized witches (which is only what I think is gonna happen…). Also like the idea of having to save the world from the encroaching cold.

I am in a number of games now, and enjoy all of them but would love to get into an AP that would progress a little faster than a book a year (or less) 2-3 posts a day will be no problem for me. I am comfortable with any role and enjoy the RP challenge of about any class/race/alignment combo. I have learned to shy away from evil games in general though.

Cheliax

Ir you are going arcane, I may play a war priest. Thoughts?

Cheliax

I would love to play. Sounds like the group needs a wizard. I'll roll something up and post it some time tomorrow.

I have never played the AP but have always wanted to. I think I like the idea of a 4 PCs as well, but recognize that this limits my chances of being selected.

Cheliax

I am interested, but not familiar with Rappan the Athuk Vault of Graves.

Cheliax

hmm. Gilead has still not checked in. My recommendation is Eryndir, yes, make your brawler. And I'll make some arcane caster. We may be 5 manning this.

I looked hard are the Arcanist play test but I have concluded that there is just too few arcane reservoir points to make it playable at lower levels. He would only have max 2 points for the first 9 scenarios he played. Just too limiting.

Cheliax

Zen archers power up around 3rd level or so, but at low levels are not too impressive.

I am good with the arcane role. My first PFS character was a wizard and he is retired now. I may even try an archaist from the play test. It plays like a sorcerer, but is int based.

Logan, before you decide to change your character lets see what Gilead is going to play. As best I understand the rules he cannot play a cleric of Lamashtu, and even if he could he could not channel positive energy. So my vote would be to keep your cleric. I like the build.

Cheliax

I am here. But have not yet created my character. So far it looks like we have:

Senjin: Human Zen Archer Monk

Eryndir: Elf Zen Archer Monk

Jules: Human Rogue

Arush: Human Osirian Cleric fo Sarenrae (fire and Sun)

Gilead; Human Cleric of Lamashtu??? This cannot be right as Lamashtu is an evil deity.

So It looks like I need to be either arcane or front line. Thoughts?

Cheliax

Hey Tektite, You ran me in Sanos Abduction recently. I played Radiant, a bard/ninja. I have played all the mods from your second group and would have to disqualify myself from the first IF you stick to your goal of new players. If not, please consider me. I would be happy to fill any role and would like to think I can help the group out in general.

I liked your game style and would love to get to play with you another time. Posting 2-3 times a day is not a problem for me. I might try out one of the new classes if it fits with the group.

Cheliax

This setting has a lot of appeal to me. I could enjoy playing most any class/role in this and am thinking a balanced party will be needed. I would love to play the arcane caster but seeing one submitted I am good with another role. How about I bring in a combat focused rogue or ninja? Will have Trap Spotter eventually for sure. Will likely go Scout and be spring attacking as soon as feasible. The charging Vital Strike appeals to me. :)

GM alientude, how many PCs do you plan for this party? The numbers could influence what I bring, with more players allowing for more flexibility in covering what I think of as the essential bases.

I am excited and will have a preliminary rogue up by this time tomorrow. Oh, what about a crypt breaker alchemist…

Cheliax

I do want to play but with the holiday realistically I might not be able to do much until Saturday or even Sunday. Is that ok?

Cheliax

I would consider joining. I have a number of options to play. Looks like the table will be low though. I could offer a Tengu inquisitor or a human reach fighter who trips. I also have a brute of a rogue but he is 9th and a 10th level cleric.

Cheliax

Harry Wise checking in. Glad to be gaming with you all. I'll have the appropriate alias up soon. I do not mind posting an email into the discussion thread if that is a good solution. I guess we could also PM you with email.

Cheliax

Ok. First of all, I am not normally a confused or scattered person. But I did work 12 hours today. That is my only excuse. I am indeed playing the bard/Ninja with you guys and may get to play the cav in a 2-4 that I have not yet heard from. Forgive me. :(

Cheliax **

My bad. Long day. Jeremy has mustered. Its the Level 2-4 Thorn Keep run by David Higaki I have not heard from. Forgive me Jeremy. :/

Cheliax

Now that I have made a big deal over it, I realize the the ninja bard is signed up to play another game at 3-7. DM has not made contact but if that game does go off I cannot play him in this game too. So I'll prep the caviler and have him ready asap. <blush>

Cheliax **

So, looking to hear from Jeremy Chapman for The Sanos Abduction. I have not heard about mustering yet and do not want to miss the game.

Cheliax

And my bard is a dawnflower dervish who dances and melee fights.

Still I am good playing ethter. I Just wanted to hear from the group. The cav is Wayang and mounted on a wolf charger. So he can ride about anywhere.

Cheliax

So, the roll call seems to be

Rogue 3
Inquisitor 5
Wizard (Illusion) 4
Bard/barbarian/Magus 3
Caviler 3, if you guys think that fits.

Looks like we are playing up. I could go Bard1/Ninja 4, but it would step on toes of both Hawkson and Witchchild.

Who we missing?

Cheliax

Dottage

Cheliax

Hi all. I believe I signed up to play a Cav. 3 with this table. Seemed like everyone was level 3ish. Is that right?

Oh, and GM Tektite, could you go ahead and start the game thread so we can dot it and updates will show up for us? Thanks!

Cheliax **

3 people marked this as FAQ candidate. 1 person marked this as a favorite.

My email was from Mark Moreland and is dated Feb. 11, 2011.

Directions were to "Just by one scroll of Lesser Planar Ally and have a GM witness the spell craft roll."

Cheliax **

Sorry for my delay - I am not on the boards as much as I would like and forgot to check back. Let me pull the notebook with my now retired wizard out and check the date on the emails. I'll try to post that information here tomorrow.

Cheliax **

I have a PFS Diabolist (My very first Pathfinder character). He became one at level 6, buying and using scrolls to meet the requirements. He paid for the scrolls, cast the spells and made the rolls to bind the devil, and had a DM witness and sign for said rolls. I have email from campaign staff documenting the procedure at the time. The character is in a binder at home so I cannot share who blessed this process today, but I could do so tonight.

He is, of course, from Cheliax. :)

Cheliax **

Do the games officially start October 1? If the DM has his 6 can he go ahead and start? Not sure how the DM is supposed to initiate play.

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