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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Dedicated Voter, 9 Season Star Voter, 9 Season Dedicated Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 3,288 posts (3,292 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 23 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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Cpt_Archer wrote:
But sorcerers present a problem. They both challenge the guild structure of the wizards and they are unregistered and therefore uncontrolled (to an extent) magic users. So... logically, the universities would want to kill or neutralize them. Which seems a level of evil I'm not sure I want the world to have, but maybe it could work? (The more I type, the more I think maybe I should make the universities like the Catholic Church under the Borgias- super corrupt, s!~@ty, and decadent. Hell, wizards could be in a place where they are supposed to be celibate so they don't make any sorcerers)

The universities detect uncontrolled magic and take in all children who manifest sorcery, training them to be wizards, or at least adepts. You might have an unusual percentage of NPC magic-users with INT 11, CHA 13, or a couple of campaign traits that give effectively half a sorcerer level (either a spontaneous spell or a bloodline power).

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The scroll is, and activates as, an effect of a higher caster level than the psychic, so the rule for activating a scroll of higher caster level rightly applies. A wizard of the same class level would have an identical experience.

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If you have access to the spell in Core play, you use the Pathfinder rule source for the spell, which says that it's a paladin spell.

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Season 3 centred on the Ruby Phoenix Tournament, so a tournament contestant could be appropriate, not necessarily Tian or martial, but some inclusion of those themes might help.

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The race of the pregenerated character doesn't affect the character to whom he applies it, any more than its class, gender or (lack of a) faction. It's just a credit that he can apply to any PC. Only the date and level matter.

The only sessions that are relevant to the grandfather clause are those played before the cut-off date, or after he rebuilt his actual character to a different race.

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Myth Lord wrote:
Skeljaskaimsli - A beach creature resembling a mixture of sloth, pangolin and tapir. (would be an awesome pet for the shellycoat)

I think they just found one in Sakhalin.

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For season 4 and earlier you should now refer to the Secondary Success Conditions Document

Spoiler:
Primary: The PCs defeat the skum guarding the
Drowning Stones.
Secondary: The PCs either close off the temple in Act
5 forever or extract all 1,000 pounds of the stones to
return to Osprey.

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Besides CR-based monster lore, a Knowledge skill can answer questions within its field of study. I might suggest identifying a well-known individual by name, position and general reputation is a basic question (DC 15) and individuals who are not famous or actively suppress knowledge about themselves have higher DCs. Since this is not monster lore, the character would have to meet the DC for a more difficult question to get specific information.

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avr wrote:
Trekkie90909 wrote:
? It reduces a -10 perception DC to a -5 penalty on an opposed stealth check. That's all.
No, it declares that without the talent the perception DC is a flat -10 with no stealth check involved
Skills: Perception wrote:
Hear the sound of battle Perception DC -10

And if this rule had been in place before D&D 3.0, I wouldn't have had the pleasure of a certain conversation with another player.

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Starglim wrote:
Character Traits Web Enhancement (ZIP download) - many other sourcebooks provide more traits, notably racial traits and regional traits.

Ow. That should read race traits.

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Faction Journal Cards
Character Traits Web Enhancement (ZIP download) - many other sourcebooks provide more traits, notably racial traits and regional traits.

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As far as I know the open call remains open.

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So you can gain GM credit for any number of characters who are 1st level when they earn the chronicles and one 2nd level character, only one per character.

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Paladin of Baha-who? wrote:
Is it acceptable to tell players that they will be better off if they're using characters who have played previous WBG modules?

It doesn't seem much different than telling them that a scenario has special content for a certain faction, or that they might benefit from playing the parts of a series with the same character in regular PFS.

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
At the moment, you can play any of the Core Rulebook races, as well as Our Friends From (sometimes very) Foreign Lands, the Kitsune, Nagaji, and Wayang.

Also tengu. Note that, despite the links in this thread, to play a race to which you have legal access that isn't in the Core Rulebook, you must also bring to the game a copy of a Paizo rulebook that provides its game statistics.

You can find the campaign-specific rules for Pathfinder Society in the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organised Play, which will direct you to Additional Resources if you own and want to use rulebooks other than the Core Rulebook.

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"'We bought a house, believe it or not,' he replied."

The Armageddon Rag, George R. R. Martin

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I believe you can describe your follower how you like, providing you don't annoy other players. It doesn't gain any stats or the ability to perform any other game effects than listed in the sourcebook as a result. It doesn't require Handle Animal.

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Barbatos has dominion over birds that eat the flesh of the dead. Harpies might follow Dispater as patron of the erinyes.

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WiseWolfOfYoitsu wrote:
Mask of fear (2,500 gp; +5 bonus on Intimidate checks)

Reverse-engineering this to the CRB guidelines (page 550) this should be a competence bonus and the item should take up a body slot.

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Pre-gens of CRB classes, even if they include non-Core material

So Fane of Fangs and Risen from the Sands may be out, but 3 of 4 We Be Goblins pre-gens are OK.

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Thordelion Copperpots wrote:
One thing that's confusing for me about Silverhex. How is it that you still run two more scenarios after it, and just get to level 2?

edit: If your players complete all six quests, they gain a total of 1 XP. The rewards on each line of the chronicle are totals, not cumulative.

Thordelion Copperpots wrote:
How does the pregen requirement work with my group, who are rolling their own characters?

They must (for PFS credit) play Silverhex with pregenerated characters. They apply the chronicle for Silverhex to their own characters.

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ckdragons wrote:
A bit off topic while I'm thinking about it, if I were to start a PS group, I'm sure I would need to contact my local Captain first. Would I need to start running Season 0/1 or use the current Season 7?

I'm sure the local Venture-Captain would be glad to hear from you and assist, but it's not a requirement. You can run scenarios from any season. A small number have been retired (marked as such on the Paizo site).

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No Hablo Shoanti

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You should download the Guide to PFS Organised Play from this site as a reference for many of these procedural questions. You can buy equipment for your character with gold that the character earned. In theory this is supposed to happen in the presence of a GM (while completing chronicles for the session or before the next one) but many groups will be practical about this.

Almost all non-magical equipment is Always Available for purchase, which means you can buy it without qualifying through adventures. The Guide has more details.

You must record purchases over 25 gp (and in some ways it works just as well to record all your equipment) on an Inventory Tracking Sheet, as included in the back of the Guide.

Generally you sell gear for half the price you paid for it, thus you only get gold for items that you purchased with gold.

Since you haven't yet played your character at 2nd level or higher, you can rebuild it between sessions, including changing its gear apart from anything you've expended or damaged. Thus currently you can get back the full price of the saddle. You'd record this change on the Inventory Tracking Sheet.

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I suspect not (except in the specific ways FLite mentions), because you must upgrade to an item that you could legally purchase. It's worth asking though.

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If the player begins the scenario (some variation is possible on this) he gets a chronicle and can't get credit for that scenario again for the same character. If he completes at least 3 encounters, he gains 1 xp, otherwise 0 xp. He gets the gold listed for any encounters he completed and Prestige for any success conditions he met.

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Year of the Shadow Lodge Special
Shades of Ice 1 (briefly) and 2

They featured in

Spoiler:
low level scenarios for Season 2, since the bad side of the Shadow Lodge had a minor artifact that let them command goblins, or spawn goblins, or some such.

In fact, now I think about it, Shades of Ice is the backstory to The Frostfur Captives.

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An item that appears on one of your character's chronicle sheets is legal for that character to purchase. You can and must use the rules for that specific item from its legal source.

The Technologist feat doesn't exist in the Core campaign. Neither does its Normal clause. If a scenario describes an effect of not having the Technologist feat then the GM should run that game effect as written. Otherwise a GM can, but isn't required to, use any material to make rulings that improve the game and resolve inclarities in the Core materials.

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Confirmed, thanks!

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Could I please arrange to hold Order #3588478 until #3544481 is ready to ship if at all possible

I don't mind waiting.

Thanks
Jim

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Costed as half a pound

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And of self-levitation, yes. Did you think it might be something else?

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Had to dash out for Mad Max: Fury Road ..

And if you find one that can, check whether it gives you Change Shape or Curse of Lycanthropy from the chosen form. Polymorph spells in Pathfinder specify what abilities they grant.

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A polymorph effect can't cause the subject to assume the form of a creature with a template (CRB page 212).

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Joe Ducey wrote:

Mt reading suggests that no you have to pay the 1 prestige to switch factions for the purposes of the goal

Faction Cards wrote:
that PC must then join the Dark Archive by spending only 1 Prestige Point per character level
Emphasis mine. I'd be happy to learn I was wrong though.

That's my reading too. The other factions that have recruiting goals use the same wording.

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The GM gets the rewards, including item access, for the subtier appropriate to the character who receives the chronicle.

edit: The current Guide doesn't specify what subtier of items are available to a GM character who is out of subtier. Immediately before the current wording, in version 4.3, the rule was "Should the GM receive a chronicle sheet that indicates her character is between subtiers .. she must always play down, taking a Chronicle sheet for the lower subtier." Since she is playing down, the GM should take the lower subtier items only.

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Topher Hughes wrote:
One question that came up, and that I didn't feel competent to address, has to do with faction cards. Does the History and Future of Humanity count as a named text for the Dark Archive faction card? My gut says no, but I told the player I would double-check online. I haven't come across any obvious answers with google and forum searches, so I thought I'd ask here.

It's a named text. There might be some question whether the PCs are able to recover enough of it to count, but for only 1/3 of a goal I'd allow it.

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GM Aerondor wrote:

Are Faction Journal Cards able to be used in the Core Campaign?

I'm guessing not, but a clear steer would be helpful.

Yes

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As long as they have different PFS numbers, no rule prevents two characters at the table having the same stats or the same name. The Guide to PFSOP does say that pregens are provided by the event organiser. While I wouldn't take that too far, I believe the rules would back you if you refuse.

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chad gilbreath wrote:
I was asking because I wanted to get a guard dog for up to like level 3 and use him as a flanking buddy for my Core Rogue but was sure if it was pfs legal or not

The flank trick doesn't exist in the Core Campaign, so if that's what you meant by a Core Rogue, the GM can decide whether or not a dog knows to flank when ordered to attack. However a guard dog from the CRB is a legal purchase.

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Shawn Lewis 226 wrote:
What is the Hero's Handbook? When I look on Paizo.com there seem to be a number of them, but they are class-specific? Is there a primary one that is not?

It's part of the Beginner Box.

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They never did. Bashing is a shield enhancement that can be applied to a light or heavy shield. Shield spikes are not a shield and even if they were, they are not either of the types allowed.

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Geoffrey DeWan wrote:

This part of the faq though leads me to believe that both the dog and eidolon are fine:

FAQ wrote:
In general, a mount, a familiar or mundane pet, and your class-granted animal(s) are acceptable, but more than that can be disruptive.

They're acceptable as non-combat animals.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Which means you're fine with the riding dog and your eidolon.

The dog would be active in combat and provide a combat advantage in increased movement and carrying capacity. Unfortunately I've had to pull up a player on this specific combination. (Even more unfortunately, I was a player at the next session and he brought it out unchanged for the next GM.)

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FAQ: How many animals can I have at any given time?

edit: If you have an eidolon active, you can't also ride a dog in combat. The FAQ allows you a mount as a non-combat animal but once combat starts it does not participate at all. However this rule doesn't restrict summoning further creatures, so I believe using a riding dog plus the summoner's summon monster class ability would work.

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roll4initiative wrote:
Can a NPC try and grab one that's orbiting a PC's head? Is it just a CMB vs. CMD?

An orbiting ioun stone is an attended object and benefits from its owner's defensive ability and magical protections. The CRB description doesn't give stats for grabbing or netting one, but a Steal manoeuvre, basically as you've described, sounds right, applying a +2 bonus if the grabber uses a butterfly net, landing net or similar small hand net.

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DesolateHarmony wrote:
That is the basic rule, but there are exceptions and amendments.

Notably, Free RPG Day modules grant 1 XP and 1 PP. Certain levels of the Emerald Spire alter these rewards based on character actions.

Finally, if for various reasons a character completes less than 2/3 of a module, the GM can award reduced credit, edit: as quoted.

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Soluzar wrote:

Casting Animate Dead on this thread...

Is it permissible to substitute Eliza Petulengro for Alissa Moldreserva as the Venture-Captain for this?

Extracting the relevant part from a particularly spoilerful location:

Mark Moreland wrote:
Eliza Petulengro and Alissa Moldraserva were supposed to be the same person but someone somewhere thought Alissa Moldraserva's name was silly and just changed it without checking to see if she'd appeared previously. That's why Eliza changed from being a Varisian to a Taldan with red hair midway through her continuity.

Chronologically it should work.

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I agree with Jayson, the Tapestry probably counts as a magic item, not a nation. I know of two scenarios where the party enters the Tapestry from another location than Absalom and those would qualify.

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DesolateHarmony wrote:
Strength Surge wrote:
Strength Surge (Sp): As a standard action, you can touch a creature to give it great strength. For 1 round, the target gains an enhancement bonus equal to 1/2 your cleric level (minimum +1) to melee attacks, combat maneuver checks that rely on Strength, Strength-based skills, and Strength checks. You can use this ability a number of times per day equal to 3 + your Wisdom modifier.
Again, where it says "For 1 round, the target gains..." This means until the start of your next turn. It is only limitedly useful to use on yourself, i.e. for Attacks of Opportunity and Immediate Actions.

And move actions, some of which actually benefit from improved Strength. But generally, yes, these don't assist the cleric's own attacks.

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