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Halgrak

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FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 682 posts. 1 review. No lists. No wishlists. 28 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.



Taldor *****

Have there been any scenarios that take place in Diobel? I remember being in Escadar, but I don't think that we've ever been sent to Diobel.

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Where will the secondary missions be posted at when they are available?

Taldor

I need to create a new fighter. In my mind the scene that always comes to mind is the PFS fighter wearing his shiny full plate armor lumbering into the corner pub to buy a beer.

A little bit off-putting wouldn't you say.

Is there a reasonable way to create a fighter that won't be a burden to the team while wearing something less than full plate and can still stand to the front during battle?

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From another thread:

I have an excel spread sheet that tells me what people have played, which I update, so that the right scenarios can be picked so that everyone can have a good time and we're not getting stale.

FYI - from experience - that'll work for about 6 months...

Seriously, find a better use for your time, you'll be glad you did.

Over here, we've actually had a functional system for recording characters and played scenarios using a wiki and Google Docs. It's been up since Season 0. It does, however, require players and GMs to use their own initiative to record things in order to keep them accurate.

Rei
How's that work. Is there somewhere I could see how you've set that up?

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Anyone have any idea why the Pre-Gen's aren't on standard Pathfinder character sheets? Do you think it is only because they would take two sheets then?

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I borrowed a copy of 4-EX this weekend to run the scenario and now our coordinator can't enter the game. When I looked for the scenario it isn't available to download/buy. Do I need a secret handshake?

Taldor

If the BBEG casts dismissal on a PC Aasimar/Tiefling what happens?

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Sort of says it all in the title. Specifically I have a fighter that has +1 full plate and wants (needs) to add glamor to it but doesn't have the fame required unless it is always available.

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1 person marked this as FAQ candidate.

I found a wand on a chronicle sheet that has 4 charges on it. It doesn't have the usually purchase limit listed. Does that mean that it can be purchased more than once. That seems unusual.

From Scenario . . .:
#32 Drow of the Darklands Pyramid

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Swipe, An interesting spell

Yesterday our group was in a pitched battle; the evil cleric moved up to begin neg-channeling. My Mystic Theurge looked down his list of spells thinking how little good the fireballs had done so far when he spotted swipe. He cast it; got lucky with the CMB roll and grabbed the BBEG's holy symbol. After that the fight went a little better and we didn't die. :-)

Anybody else have any stories of minor spells that have saved the day?

Taldor

Are there any other feats that go with augment summoning besides superior summoning?

Taldor

Does Heal qualify for clerical spontaneous casting?

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I was looking at the list of lvl 12+ characters and it reminded me that my retired character Seeker Egger is now at 13.2 with no chance of ever getting to an even level. I know that at the largest conventions the specials are played at 12+ level but even though I participate at the local cons I'll probably never get to one the major cons that could support a table of 12+. So what do the rest of you think; maybe just one adventure for our retired pathfinders?

Taldor

I recently had a conversation with another GM; he thought that you would have to put called on both ends of a double weapon for it to function. I can't find any good info on what would work for double weapons since they are such a small portion of the game. My opinion is that called would work if placed on either end of the axe (in this case). Any thoughts?

Taldor

If I put throwing on one end of my half Orc's Orcish Double Axe and Called on the other blade is that too cheesy?

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Merry Christmas to all.

Taldor

I just purchased my thrid set of pawns. Has anybody found a good way to store them? Nothing that I have looked at or tried seems to work very well. Thanx

Taldor

Does anybody know where I could find an electronic list of the pawns that comes with the S & S pawn set. I am reluctant to have to hand type them into my computer since the previous sets have had that list available on the product page.

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I was working up a new fighter. A true sword and board, defense heavy fighter. I looked through all of the fighter architypes, but they all seem too expensive. The armor master for instance. To gain some deflection bonus at 2nd, 6th & 10th and a DR at 5th level I have to give up bravery and all of my weapon training. Is anyone playing a fighter archetype that they like?

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I am just starting to prep 3-17 to run and one of the monsters is the Great Horned Beetle. I can't find any info on this monster. The PFSRD site doesn't have anything on it and it isn't in any of my beastiaries. Does anybody know anything about this creature?
Secondarily, the lower level Goliath Stag Beetle has a trample of 2d8+16 but the higher level Great Horned Beetle only has a 1d8+16 trample. Do you think that is a misprint?

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Think that there is any chance that we will get a numbering system for the modules and other non-scenerio adventures for society play? I am having a hard time keeping it all straight.

Taldor

I have the boon that allows me to create a Tengu character for PFS. In the Bestiary there is a description of the Tengu "Swordtrained (Ex) Tengus are trained from birth in swordplay, and as a result are automatically proficient with sword-like weapons (including ... ". Does this mean that it is proficient with this weapon?

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I have run 2-14 twice now and both times I have found it hard to finish any where near to 'on time'. Is anybody else running long on this one?

Taldor

I have been looking at the magic items available but am unsure how to best go about boosting my channeling. As a starting point for this discussion let's assume that I have about 35,000gp and no more than 1/2 can be spent on a single item. So far the only 2 that I have come up with are:
The Phylactery of Positive channeling (11,000)
The headband of alluring charisma +4 (16,000)
Unfortuneatley they are both head slot items. Anyone else have more suggestions?

Taldor

I have read through both the Druid rules & Beast Shape but I am unsure how Wild Shape works. Let's say that my 8th level Druid wild shapes into an Allosaurus.

ALLOSAURUS CR 7
XP 3,200
N Huge animal
Init +5; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +28
DEFENSE
AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 18 (+1 Dex, +10 natural, –2 size)
hp 93 (11d8+44)
Fort +11, Ref +8, Will +7
OFFENSE
Speed 50 ft.
Melee bite +14 (2d6+8/19–20 plus grab), 2 claws (1d8+8)
Space 15 ft.; Reach 15 ft.
Special Attacks pounce, rake (2 talons +14, 1d8+8)
STATISTICS
Str 26, Dex 13, Con 19, Int 2, Wis 15, Cha 10
Base Atk +8; CMB +18; CMD 29
Feats Alertness, Improved Critical (bite), Improved Initiative, Iron Will, Nimble Moves, Run
Skills Perception +28; Racial Modifiers +8 Perception

I think that I would (using the rules from Beast Shape III) make the following changes to MY stat block. +6 STR, -4 DEX, +6 Nat Armor. Do I then use these stats for my attacks? Do I still get 3 attacks plus the rake? Do I get the improved crit for the bite?
In general how do I play the animal that I have turned into?

I did look in the archives but all of the general discussions that I saw were from 2008-2009 when they were discussing 3.5 rules. Thanks for any help that you can give.

Taldor

In the core rule book for Druids Cheetah & Leopards are both listed as small cats with a single stat block. The stats listed there don't match the stats in the bestiary for the leopard. Which stat block should I be referencing. Mostly I am interested in their special qualities. The PCR lists low-light vision, scent, and sprint (at 4th level). The bestiary lists pounce & rake.

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I am getting ready to run the Chasm of Screems as my first 7-11 mod. Can anyone give me some guidance on running the Frosty Lurker (White Pudding). I am concerned with its ability to destroy gear. This seems a little painful for high level characters that are attached to their stuff.

Also just noticed that the Barbarian Warpriests have the wrong init. Should be +2 instead of +1.

Taldor

My two weapon fighter is just about to make 11th level. I am left with two feat choices, either Two Weapon Rend or Two-Weapon Fighting. I hit fairly often +17 primary hand & +16 off hand but at -10 to hit with the 3rd attack I wonder if I would be better off with the Rend feat. I have an 18 STR which would make the rend give a d10+6. Any thoughts out there?

Taldor

I am starting on a new home game this weekend. :-)

I can either use a 20 point buy, or roll 4 d6 seven times and drop the lowest d6 for each roll and drop the lowest roll all together. Rolling the dice seems the better choice, but I was wondering if there were any statistical geniuses out there that could tell me how much better off I am?
Or even what my average roll will be.

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Someone just pointed out the Greater Fiend Totem to me, how does this not affect the players characters during the barbarian's rage?

Taldor

If I have the gift of life Resurrection subdomain and use it on a dead comrade, can I then heal his injuries and keep him from dying or at the end of of the effect does he die again no matter what other actions are taken?

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I attended Genghis-Con in Denver this weekend and was able to survive the Midnight Mauler Venture Captain Special as run by JP Chapleau our friendly neighborhood local VC. A good time was had by all.

Thanks JP.

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After preping to run this I noticed that there are two secret doors (6f to 9b & 29 to 27) that start on one level and end 30' higher or lower. To fix this I created a 5' shaft with a ladder. Is there a more efficient method to handle this or have I misinterpreted the map in some way?

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Merry Christmas Everyone. Lets hope no goblins spoil the peace today.

-todd

Taldor

I have a cloak of resistance +3, will that stack with an amber spindle (+1 on saving throws)? If so can I go above a total of +5? For example my CoR +3 and 3 cracked amber spindle stones (all for will save) to get a +6 will save.

Taldor

I am rolling up a sorcerer using the PCGen software and it wants me to select a 3rd 1st lvl spell known, but I can't find why that would be. I know, the software could be wrong, but usually I find that it is right and that I didn't know the rules well enough. So . . . is there any way to qualify to know 3 1st lvl spells at first level?

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I am prepping to run this mod and am concerned with the room size in one of the encounters and would love to hear from someone, maybe many someones, how you handled it. The 2f encounter is staged in a room that is 10' x 20' and is half filled with barrels and other items yet there is supposed to be 3-5 NPC's and up to 7 players. Some of the tactics include soldiers charging and the captain/commander using Dazzling Display. I just don't see how to pull this off. Any suggestions out there?

Taldor

I am looking for a picture to add to my character sheet for my summoner's eidolon. It is a serpentine base form.

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Last week I posed two questions for society play but didn't get a definitive answer to either.
1. I have a broken (Not destroyed) +1 Keen scimitar. Since this will take a 10th level magic user to cast the 'make whole' spell can I use my PA points to fix the sword? I am unsure because it states that "Any spellcasting purchased using CPA is cast at minimum caster level".
2. Can a +2 Belt of Giant Strength be upgraded to a +2 STR, +2 Dex Belt of Physical Might? In last week's discussion both sides had their supporters.

Taldor

6 people marked this as FAQ candidate. Staff response: no reply required.

I have a +2 belt of Giant Strength, can it be upgraded to a +2 belt of Physical Might (Str & Dex)?

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In yesterday's mod I broke my +1 Keen Adamantine scimitar. In the Pathfinder guide it lists 1 CPA to cast a "Make Whole" spell(Table 11-1, Pg 25) but also says that all spellcasting purchased using CPA is cast a minimum caster level (also pg 25). To repair this sword it would require the services of a 20th level caster. What is the best way to handle this?


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