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FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 845 posts (2,225 including aliases). 22 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 4 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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So, conclusion: The system worked, and you were effectively challenged?

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Detroit is the Worldwound. West Michigan is Mendev. Indiana is Ustalav, Ohio is the Belkzen, Canada the Crown of the World.

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It's a running "gag" for the chelish faction leader.

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Avatar-1 wrote:

Worth asking - how do people usually handle this situation when it comes up?

The PFS guide says they must have the resource, but not what to do in the meantime if they don't.

Educate, ignore-for-now and play on?

Situational on how experienced the player is and how long they've been active. The more stars and levels the heavier I lay down the law.

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Next year it should be FowlervillapaloozaCONamania!

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Adam Mogyorodi wrote:
Robert Matthews 166 wrote:
Adam Mogyorodi wrote:
In any case, I think the bigger problem is a combat-trained bison for 75 gp. How many level 1 characters can show up with a CR 4 encounter following their commands?
Oh wow. Just looked up the bison. Trample for 2d6+12 at a DC 20 reflex for half. At level 1, as soon as the bison's initiative comes up you just trample everything and win the encounter. That is a crazy effective use of 75 GP.
I'm pretty sure it's a misprint. If you swap the cost of the aurochs with the bison, they both seem a lot more reasonable. However, I'm still wary of player exploitation.

I'm tempted to spring this on some of my local GM's just to see what they do. >:)

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In the Kalamazoo region, 14 year old Nate Merrell has been working hard towards his 1st star. Yesterday he accomplished that. Congrats Nate!

To my knowledge he's the youngest "starred" GM in Michigan, and we're curious does anyone knows of a younger GM with stars?

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Yes, and how many wrists do you have?

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This was my first time going to Gamicon Chi. It was by far one of the best cons I've been to. The players were fun, the other GM's were great. I got some great ideas for my own cons from it.

I even got a Midnight Madness session in of #2-12 Below the Silver Tarn which apparently is a sleeper scenario of awesomeness.

I was the highest voted GM at the con and was awarded a swanky Rune Giant courtesy of Todd Morgan.

I got lucky and was one of the few GM's who got a piece of Tyler Walpoole art that he graciously donated to 1 GM per slot at random.

I was the halfling that was literally dragged out of the "Auction" during the special by the Knee-Breakers. FYI...you can still see where my fingernails were scraped across the door as I fought not to be taken away to my doom. :)

Thank you Thea for convincing me to come out. Thank you Todd Morgan, Jim Tinklenberg, Wes Nicholson, Andy Christian, Jon Dehning, Mike Lindner, and all of the various players for making it the blast that it was.

I will be definitely coming out next year, and will be looking to convince as many Michigan players as I can to come as well!

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Not so much a hate as in they wanted to NOT be Forgotten Realms.

With the exception of Catfolk, none of those races have ever, nor are they likely ever to be seen on a boon.

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Knowing Thea...I don't think she wants a bunch of people rubbing on her...

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Like a well prepared Mike Brock...that's why he keeps people like you around. So that he can focus on the important stuff. What he said was simply the verbal components to a "Summon (Obscure) Rules Lawyer".

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Brian D. Mooney wrote:

I don't think even Tracy has the authority to move me to another state :-P

Maybe you should come down tomorrow so we can talk this over.

PS hope Mandi's ok

She's cranky that I'm making her wear her knee immobilizer per the doctors orders.

I'll otherwise be in sandpoint egging on goblins to kill pc's.

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Wayfinder? It's free, but would give people an excuse to check it out.

Slip them in the back of the comics wouldn't be a bad idea too.

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Was keeping a mental count of tables as the con went on. Assuming I haven't missed a table or something, I believe we ran 42 tables. Which would mean 100% growth from last year.

We turned a couple players away due to their unwillingness to play a new character and not having a high tier in the slot.

We gave out about a dozen new player cards. Lots of new fans.

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Kyle has it right.

Puts on WW2 era helmet, and jumps in a fox hole before the thread explodes

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nb3D wrote:

I know I met Brian at the very end; we talked about the weather, if I'm thinking of the right person.

And I played with Dan; Blakros Matrimony I believe. The paladin that wanted to nail everybody right? :)

Just one of the twins. An ongoing schtick for that character is to moon over a character or NPC for the entirety of a session.

My pirate acts hung over for all of his sessions.

My inquisitor is monosyllabic as much as I can get away with.

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Doug Miles wrote:
He was trying to lull you into complacency and then, WHAM! 39 sessions in 3 days. I suggest stealing the session sheets and shredding them before he can enter them, Eric. It's your only hope of winning now.

I've finally mastered Hive mind cloning. I can run them all, and play at every slot too! :P

Seriously, I wish I had that power. Minus the whole sucking up my kid thing.

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I'll be there possibly running around like a chicken with it's head cut off, or finally have leveled up high enough to have gained "Not look like a chicken" class ability of the coordinator class. :P

Wonder when I get the "Stern look of doom while reviewing the gaming floor" Mike Brock has. That was an impressive power.

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Bards should be "Bards do it in front of a crowd"

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Is that the equivelant of doing the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs?

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Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Daniel Luckett wrote:
Definitely slowing down. It's starting to become work. I'm getting yelled at by my Wife. I am always tired. I'm so stressed I'm starting to get sick. Nope, definitely time to slow down.

Aw man... :/ now I can't rib you anymore... :/ ;) Yeah, its not worth getting sick over.

I think I actually enjoy running more than I do playing. I love getting to unfold the story for different groups of faces. When I first started running, it was about the credits. Now, I enjoy running scenarios multiple times to see how different groups tackle the same things. Even if I wasn't getting stars, I don't think I'd be going any slower.

If I ever start to stress out about running things, then I'll definitely take a step back and slow down, but until that time, I'm making my way towards that mountain! ;)

It's the 50+ work week, the new house, the 2-year old, the dying dog, my family, behind on my paint schedule, behind on my Swallowtail. I'm finding once again that I am but one man, and I have yet to master hive mind cloning. :P

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Grapes?

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Mark Moreland wrote:
When was the last time Drandle Dreng did anything to you? It's been six months since his last appearance.

Someone should go check and see if a pile of newspaper fell on him...

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Dunno about you Seth, but my wife is Venture-Colonel.

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*Ahem* 5 tables. We grew recently. :P

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May 22, 2011 5915 Cult of Howell Destroyers 1 Kyle Baird Pathfinder Module: Cult of the Ebon Destroyers (PFRPG) 14926 -1 Azerial Andoran — Character died. Edit

Lol...you actually did it. lol...hehe.

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Character credit or star credit.

I have honestly lost track of my character credit, and have not updated my characters since Gencon. I don't play them. Heck, my paladin acts as map cover to keep prying eyes from seeing what's ahead. :P

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I'm with Kyle...
Though, I'm also like Mike...

Mandi had to confiscate my phone to make me "Enjoy my vacation" and stop scheduling and coordinating last august.

...not that it worked...I just snuck my ipad around in my clothes bag...hehehe

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After watching 4 groups go down in flames with one being a TPK at Gencon during a particular 7-11 scenario. When a guy trying to get into anything tried to convince the muster to let him into our 4 man group of established players. We told the muster that we'd take a real character or walk if he forces a level 7 pregen on us. He would of pushed us into 6 man difficulty with 5 people. We barely survived it with 4. One more man, even a level 11, would have been a sure fire fail when we looked at it afterwards. We almost TPK'd. A Pregen would have left us 4 hours of free time even if we hadn't walked.

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Never fudge in favor for or against a player. You must be 100% fair. Otherwise, you're cheating someone of their true result. Some people want to die if the dice declare they've died. Others, don't deal with it so well.

In either case, I'm starting to be of the opinion new players should have a death early in their career. They learn to get over it.

I think GM's should kill a player early in their career to get over the fact that your player's characters will die. It's not the end of the world.

Kyle broke me of my attachment to my characters...for the most part. How do you think I took my first character death, Kyle?

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Kyle Baird wrote:

If people have that mindset with a level 4 pregen, it's usually still low level enough that the rest of the party can survive. Usually. Well, unless BobBob's at the table.

I'd rather the pregens be levels 1 and 5 with no other options.

Level 5 gives you:

  • Play subtier 4-5 of a tier 1-5 scenario. Being the of the highest level and strongest you can be at that tier, thus compensating for lack of player investment or knowledge.
  • Play either subtier in a tier 3-7 scenario. Flexibility.
  • Play any subtier in an old tier 1-7 scenario. Flexibility.
  • Play the 5-6 subtier of a tier 5-9 scenario. Not a great option for those wanting to play subtier 8-9, but better than a level 7 playing at 10-11!
  • One more feat than the level 4's.
  • 3rd level spells for clerics, druids, and wizards.
  • Divine Bond for the Paladins.
  • Channel 3d6. Sneak attack 3d6.

What you give up:

  • Players can't jump into a tier 7-11 game.
  • GM's can't run a table of 3 players in a tier 7-11 game.
  • ?????

I would back this initiative. The 1, 4, 7 never quite made sense to me. I understand the logic. I just don't agree with it.

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Ezekiel 25:17 wrote:
Daniel Luckett wrote:

Call in sick both days then...

Don't you ever try and subvert the corporate plutocracy?

Dan, you are evil. In a good way, but evil.

I'm just trying to treat Thea's ache for gaming and friendship that only a good con can cure. I want to ensure she uses the proper time code for her missing work. :P

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