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87 posts. Alias of Thurston Hillman (Contributor).


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Sczarni *

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Jim Groves wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
When do we get to start experimenting with Mark's DNA to have him cloned?

Kyle,

I have to speak up here. I'm really concerned that Mark would stress Mark out.

That being said, I'm not sure who we could clone that wouldn't stress him out.

We need mythic rules so that we can combat the Avatar of Mark's stress.

Jim... are you suggesting that Mark's stress gets to act twice in a round? ;)

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Clint Blome wrote:
I just wanted to point out that while you saw this as wasted RP it was also the ONLY way to see, at the half-way point, where your table was sitting in comparison to other in the same level bracket where you stood in comparison of scoring. That way you could pick up your game if you needed to.

This.

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You crazy kids... BEST GEN CON EVER!

Seriously though, it was a blast to hang out with you again Tim. Also, it was good to actually hang out with the Care Baird for a bit :)

Here piggy piggy...

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Jonathan Cary wrote:
We had 12 tables of overflow in a separate area. The even organizers wanted everyone to be able to contribute to the results of the event. Would it be better to tell them, "You get to play, but your efforts don't matter to the overall results," instead?

Nope. While it wasn't the best situation, I'm glad I was able to help in seating an addition 12 tables of eager PFS players.

As for the rest of this conversation... Mmmmm tasty.

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Jonathan Cary wrote:
Seeing as I'll be at HQ for most of the con, I expect to be "That Guy" a lot.

... but drinking after, right? :)

Sczarni

Ravingdork wrote:
So if my necromancer wants a 250gp onyx gem for his 10 HD undead abomination, where does he get it from pray tell? Short of going outside the rules and making stuff up, he's not going to.

Then your GM can work with you to reach that goal of getting such an onyx. That's what he/she is there for. Simple as that.

Sczarni

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Robert Jordan wrote:
The feral child, whose name escapes me, and his many and awesome actions resulting in some of the most appropriate quotes such as "I'm a land shark!" "I'm a T Rex!" and of course "I'm a Dragon!" rawr.

That was me! Thanks, it was a hell of a game, Liz did an amazing job, and I'm already looking at stealing some of her rules :)

dcjester wrote:
Thurston: For the great Convocation work! I enjoyed playing out my role as Ambrus, and the entire storyline was phenom! I cannot wait to see how it churns the story waters this upcoming year!

Thank YOU for the volunteer work, and all the help. I'm really looking forward to what's in store for the following year!

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Amen, you're a great guy and a great GM!

I spent some of Sunday evening hunting Dave down to discuss our shuttle to the Airport, and wouldn't you know it... he was GMing! :)

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wellsmv wrote:


well since you asked....
Go to Infernal Vault.

Oh, that's been on my YouTube favs for a while now! :D

Sczarni

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Having written the Infernal Vault, I can only say... AMAZING!

It amazes me the lengths players and GMs out there will go to, in order to make their sessions come to life. This clearly does that.

Really looking forward to seeing more maps, for this and other modules! :)

Sczarni

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Kassil wrote:
Wolfgang Baur wrote:
Kassil wrote:
So, since I'm running some of those for you, am I some kind of honorary kobold?
You are indeed an honorary kobold! It comes with a snazzy title and an invite to the Kobold Meetup.
Huh. A title and an invite? That's kinda cool.

Wait... will this involve MORE drinking for Kassil and I? If so, HIGH FIVE!

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Karelzarath wrote:
This is why I'm glad I ordered directly from Paizo. I have the book in my hands instead of dealing with some other company's fulfillment problems.

Don't forget the tasty tasty PDFs! :)

Sczarni

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Thank you Jeff, for handling this important mission on behalf of the fans! :)

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Congrats Myron, sorry I couldn't be down for the occasion!

Looking forward to more games at your table :)

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Michael Brock wrote:
Anetra wrote:
Some of these names are really too familiar ...
How so?

Apparently people who play in my home games read these boards, and recognize one or two names... :)

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It would appear that there's a lot happening around this year's Grand Convocation... I suppose I'll have to fly down from Canada and find out what all the fuss is about!

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Good to know!

I know that sometimes I've gone ahead and used my 'GM Shirt' re-roll to make up for a potential PC killing crit if it comes up at a bad point. Thus far, I've only ever used this in Module play - since they're particularly deadly compared to scenarios.

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I still have a coin at home! It sits on my desk and I bring it out to PFS for good luck. :)

Sczarni

Well, isn't this something... :)

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I think the potential for a 'split' would be way too problematic from having an unofficial Triad.

At our local PFS groups (which I sometimes attend), I always get asked rules questions because I've written a few scenarios. I only answer if I'm 100% sure on things, and if there's any room for rules quirks, I leave it up to the VL/VC..

By having this Triad, you're running the potential of having players reference 'Triad rulings' during PFS sessions. Inexperienced GMs who don't frequent the forums may be confused and run with it, and it could lead to frustration with VLs/VCs.

Honestly, I say that power should remain where it always has - with the GM or Venture staff. That is, until such time as an official ruling is made public by Paizo staff.

My 2.33 (repeating of course) coppers.

Sczarni

Lands of the Linnorm Kings
Nex/Geb
Darklands
And... Absalom

Sczarni

Kyle Baird wrote:
It's available for 12+ right? I have a 14.2 that would love to hit 15. :-)

I look forward to killing him Mr Care Baird. :)

Sczarni

Thanks Brent!

This was an absolute pleasure to work on! I think it really fits in with the Kingdoms of Legend setting, but is different in that it (hopefully) gives more 'fluff' than most people are used to.

Oh, it's also very chilly. :)

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Perhaps Mrs. Captain the Venture?

Sczarni

This is likely a thread that will be moved (not PFS specific)

But your best bet is the Tome of Horrors Complete from Frog God Games, as they have the statblock for all sizes of negative energy elementals.

Sczarni

Great post, Mark!

I look forward to seeing the final product from our four contenders, and I hope they keep the above in mind.

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Mark Moreland wrote:
Jiggy wrote:
Sooner or later they'll run out of ideas with Blakros Museum and turn it into a house-boat or something so you can fight sharks in it. ;)
You've ruined my big Season 4 surprise. Now I have to start all over!!!

Damn... I guess I'll have to note this somewhere, Mark!

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Luckily, the PDFs are now available! So GMs should be able to print these maps off if needed. Also, as Matt said, the map is pretty darn simple (I tend to just draw it out on a grid map when I run).

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Oh, I see what you did there Mike! ;)

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Asking for FAQs to include things like this is the reason we can't have nice things.

You sir, are my hero.

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Michael Brock wrote:
I will confirm that these still aren't legal.

Darn, there goes my plan to stat up the Arch-Peasant!

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Excellent... really looking forward to this! :)

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As part of my 'Module Madness' marathon (we're finished Godsmouth tonight), I've been going through more chronicles to get a sense of rewards. From a module perspective I've noticed the following:

-LOTS of scrolls/pots/wands
-A small number of other magical items (maybe 1/4 or 1/3)

I'd like to include more magical items (especially unique weapons/armor/wondrous) within scenarios. The concern, as mentioned above, is keeping within the GP limit of the adventure.

Perhaps in scenarios where PCs don't have the luxury of shopping/selling partway through, we could include a higher number of magical items for them to acquire without adjusting gold received from the chronicle? That way at the end of the scenario, the PCs just have a bigger list of items they can collect but still end up with roughly same amount of gold as they should be getting?

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I'll be trying to work some 'unique' treasures into future modules that I write for the Society. Jim basically summed up my thoughts, but I figured I would jump up and say that I've read this and will keep it in mind.

On that note, I think modules like Quest for Perfection Part III represent a new step towards very unique and cool items for PCs to collect! I should know, I just completed it the other night! :D

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I for one, look forward to the pain that 12+ events bring! :D

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Sounds like it will be one heck of a time! I'm really looking forward to this year's convention season.

Now if only time would somehow move faster...

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Gideon Shroudwalker wrote:

My cleric is a Pharasmin Seperatist with the Undeath Domain :)

Oh, and naturally a Dhampir to boot.

Please... PLEASE tell me this is sarcasm.

Sczarni

Hooray! :D

Congrats on the new spawn!

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Helaman wrote:
According to PFS Rules, lesser restoration costs a mere 60gp - why use prestige? I havent read/played it so I dont know if they can make it to somewhere to get it cast.

Alas, it was ability DRAIN and not damage. This means that a full on Restoration is needed, and something that's out of reach for quite some time...

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We've just started with Godsmouth Heresy (finished our first session about 2 weeks ago, with our next sometime this week). It's been prety interesting so far with some of the decisions / composition of the party.

Two PCs took some ability Drain which we think may be a bit of an annoyance until they get the Prestige to buy it off. Otherwise, pretty good so far! :D

Sczarni

+1 to Russ and Karelzarath.

Sczarni

Apparently there are a lot of fixes in this, and a lot more 'free roaming'. I'm picking mine up later today!

Oh... random encounters are back... >.>

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Yup, it is Drain. This came from a poison attack that shows up at one point... so it's pretty brutal to spring on a 1st level PFS group.

Still, they asked for it. ;)

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Aye, I think we'll likely go with Mike's ruling above. Since we're in this for the long haul, it makes more sense to try and keep to the spirit of what we know is coming in 4.1.

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Thanks Mr. Brock!

I can already taste their delicious tears of sadness.

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Just wanted to clarify something with the good PFS masses before I become considered even MORE of a heartless GM.

Last night, my players started our 'Module Madness' event with Godsmouth Heresy. I'll spare the details for another post, but we had a pretty vicious event happen early in the dungeon.

Two of the PCs took 1 point of CHA drain from an encounter.

Now as far as the players and I were able to determine, drain can only be cured by a restoration. So, since we're using PFS rules, this is done by spending money to get the spell cast, or spending PA. Obviously the modules are a bit more 'brutal' in terms of long-term effects, as they weren't specifically designed for PFS.

So my question is, how much will NPCs assist the PCs when it comes to these situations? As the PCs are working for a church, would it be 'acceptable' to have the clergy cast Restoration as part of the adventure conclusion, or should the PCs spend the appropriate PA/gold following the adventure without any NPC assistance?

I'm pretty sure that the answer is "PCs will need to buy the restoration", but I wanted to make sure I'm not being unfair given the situation.

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Unless a meteor kills one of my players, tonight we'll be starting our PFS run-through of the current module line, starting with The Godsmouth Heresy. In preparation for this, I put together a short document to assist in transitioning the module from a regular module introduction to a more streamlined PFS introduction.

You can find the link to it HERE

I'm not sure if this will be helpful to other GMs out there who plan on running this module for PFS, but I thought I'd share. :)

(Hopefully this is the appropriate forum to put this in!)

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Something that's very common for GMs is the inability to admit a mistake during a game. It's something that's hard to handle mid-combat without hand-waving and re-writing history, so you'll find a lot of GMs will tend to go with their initial ruling when at the table.

If you end up in a situation where you're certain about the rules, be sure to point it out to the GM in a non-accusatory way; perhaps asking if it was a special case, or a misunderstanding of how the rule was presented. The GM will likely review the rule quickly at the table and review his original call.

What most GMs try to avoid is a situation where a PC dies as a result of a rules mistake (as it could have serious repercussions). That being said, if you approach the GM honestly and not being an accusing dick, if the rules flub ended up in a death, he'd be much more likely to reverse it.

Just my 2 cents :)

Sczarni

seekerofshadowlight wrote:
Is that why it is down?

Yes.... of course... >.> (Quick Lilith, fix it now while I've got you an excuse!)

Cheapy wrote:
Weird, I had a dream involving the Chat last night. Maybe that's why it's broken...

Did your dream involve the kissing booth Karelzarath and I are going to run at GenCon? :3

Sczarni

Listen, as much as I appreciate that the chat is down in protest of SOPA, I would like to chat again. I mean, if I can't get in there, who knows what kind of vile links Karelzarath will stock up on for when I return!? My eyes are very fragile...

Won't someone please think of the Thursty!?

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