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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Maps Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Northwest. 1,302 posts (1,309 including aliases). 4 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 24 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

I've been pulled over for 1 mile over so the theory is reality.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

BigNorseWolf wrote:
Todd Morgan wrote:


People have mentioned speeding as an analogy in this thread. If you are going 66 mph in a 65 mph zone, and you get pulled over, you, not law enforcement is at fault for the situation.

If they pull you over for 66 in a 65 yes. Yes they are at fault for being a twit for expecting an unreasonable level of pernickitness.

That may be your opinion, but it doesn't jive with the law, my friend :P

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Some GM boons in the past have also given out a free one-time rebuild

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Nefreet wrote:

Indeed. I didn't throw a tantrum, and my experience wasn't a "my way or the highway" sort of deal. We went around the table doing character introductions and the GM noticed then that my character was illegal. He also realized how much thought and background I'd put into the character. Realizing that my 3xp character was not game breaking, didn't upset anyone else at the table, and that I was relatively new to PFS, he decided it better to address the issue after the game rather than create a negative situation right at the beginning.

I'd just like to point out, that if there were a negative situation to come from your GM going the opposite direction, you, not them would have been at fault for causing it.

People have mentioned speeding as an analogy in this thread. If you are going 66 mph in a 65 mph zone, and you get pulled over, you, not law enforcement is at fault for the situation.

I'm not trying to call out Nefreet, because I respect their past posting behavior (I don't know them in person, just by their posting history). In general, I'm just trying to say, intentional or not, if you create an illegal character, you are at fault causing the incident. Now, how the GM chooses to handle the situation may or may not escalate the situation to where you feel like you are 'forced' into certain, but that is still your choice.

Again, I think we are all discussing corner cases here. In most cases, I think there is ample time to make quick fixes to the character before game play occurs to make it a legal character. Only rarely would there be no time to make any fixes (Bonekeep comes to mind) and I would hope that everyone at the table would be mature enough to handle those types of situations in a manner that doesn't harm the image of PFS.

In terms of GM interpretation of the rules, there are some you can't really interpret your way into breaking, IMHO. Playing an illegal character is one of them.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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I'd just like to say that I'm proud of the people in the community that not only assisted the OP in finding mechanical ways to re-fluff their character but also did so in a polite manner. I am also really appreciative of the way the OP received those messages and the mature way they went about responding. Kudos all around!

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Really, gamer funk in all avenues should be targeted, player or GM.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

^ What he said, PG13 should be the guidelines unless you are with a known group of adult players who are okay with the RP

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Everything PFS related was completed before the end of the convention.

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I'll third it, thanks for working on it!

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All of the PFS RPG side of things has been entered. The PACG isn't fully entered because the scenarios weren't available to be added to the event at the time of GenCon. It looks like they are available now so this should be done shortly.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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If you hold the tenets of the Shadow Lodge in your heart, it isn't ever truly gone.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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Cherry picking scenarios for their loot is frowned upon, in general. Best not to ask such questions on the messageboards...

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

And it's not limited to major conventions. You could run for an online convention and get it

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

I'm pretty sure the gm boons for conventions now carry a rebuild option as an alternate to the race on it

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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Now, if you GM at a convention, I do know that the boon allows a free rebuild. You can easily GM a lot of conventions and have a store of rebuilds to use for future changes.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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People would abuse the more liberal policy. Liberal policies in the past have had to be re-structured due to abuse in the short amount of time they were open. When a small amount of people abuse the system it ends up hurting everyone.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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Painlord wants a post out of me:

As one of four HQ Leads this year, I wouldn't say I have impossible standards. BUT you've all sorely disappointed me and I hate you all. Good day!

Is this what you wanted, Painlord?

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Does that mean you can now convert characters to CORE?

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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I can get behind this idea and also let us know when it gets updated. I was looking through it the other day to find the Allosaurus was suddenly no longer legal for play so I have a 7th level Nagaji Saurian Shaman with an illegal AC at the moment :P Will have to figure out something else pronto!

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Thanks, much appreciated!

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Mulgar wrote:
Todd Morgan wrote:
There was a time when GMing in PFS granted you no chronicle sheet and no stars and no opportunity to replay. Yet people still GM'd in those times, for no more reward than growing their community and helping grow conventions in their area.

The times they are a'changin.......

Seriously, when you drop out of playing repeatedly to make sure other people have a chance to play, and no on else does......

A little reward would be nice.

There is a reward. As times have changed...

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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There was a time when GMing in PFS granted you no chronicle sheet and no stars and no opportunity to replay. Yet people still GM'd in those times, for no more reward than growing their community and helping grow conventions in their area.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

It is my pleasure to announce a new 5 Star GM in the Omaha, NE metro area. Nate Sheridan is a VL that I inherited from Mike Lindner back when I moved over to the area. He has been GMing for the past four years and has been an integral part of the local Lodge with his game days.

Congrats Nate, welcome to the ranks!

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Can we at least agree that previous feats that allowed Dexterity bonus to damage had specific language that limited it to being a one handed weapon OR limited the modifier to damage (a la Agile) and that this Class Ability does not have any such language?

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Really? I always thought that the AP stuff was canon, with the assumption that the PCs are successful.

To the OP: My feeling that as long as you don't affect what has been established through the Campaign Settings, the Player Companions and the AP books you are good to go. That does include deities, however.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

Not trying to confuse anyone, but it does read differently just about any time i look at it.

It doesn't say that it replaces the strength modifier. Its, raw, a bonus equal to your dex bonus to damage instead of your strength modifier. That would be 1x dex on an elven curve blade, and 1x dex on something for two weapon fighting.

Which I'd be fine with. Two weapon fighting is underpowered anyway.

But doesn't 'instead of' mean 'replace'? They seem to be synonymous to me...

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Seranov wrote:

Yeah, nah, that's not how it works. In the absence of evidence to the contrary, you stick to how things have always worked. With how often Paizo books come out with bits missing due to word limits and such (hi ACG Cleric archetype!) it could simply be an oversight.

Agile/Slashing Grace/Fencing Grace don't let you get 1.5x Dex, therefore there is no evidence that this Rogue feature should let them do it, either. Agile/Slashing Grace/Fencing Grace don't let you get 1x Dex on offhand attacks, therefore there is no evidence that this Rogue feature should let them do that, either. Neither of these prevents the other from being true.

It's likely to get FAQ'd but I wouldn't hold my breath. Paizo is notoriously against easy-to-get-and-use Dex-to-damage, and this is almost guaranteed not to work like you want it to.

Except that in those previous cases you mention, it spells out that it does not allow 1.5 Dex to damage in the cases you mention. In this case, there is no such language. Not only that, but the limitations with the Unchained Rogue ability limit it to one weapon and mention the replacement of Str with Dex.

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I would think that it does let you use 1.5x dex because you are substituting dex for str. It's not simply adding dex, it's replacing str for that specific weapon. So when you read the thf weapon abilities, you replace the word str with dex for the abilities of that one type of weapon

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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I thought it would be fun to take the scenarios that have aspis in them already and re-write them from the aspis perspective. with the caveat that you always lose to pathfinders

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I think the Rules Board says per RAW they are treated as separate bloodlines. Unless a clarification is made by a developer on the Rules boards, I don't think you will have PFS change a RAW rule for this, but that is my opinion.

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Greetings!

It is my pleasure to welcome Rachel Hill to the ranks of the 5-Star GM corps. She has devoted a HUGE chunk of time to PFS, both in person and online and has always done an exemplary job. She also coordinates half of the Omaha game stores in addition to all the time she spends prepping games. Congratulations Rachel, you have most definitely earned it!

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Is he from NIMH?

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What a great read! I cannot decide if I like it or the previous novel the best!

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

If you can edit your original post I think you can edit the title, but I'm not entirely positive.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

The convention is off to a great start! Talked up PFS to the Marine Reserve noncom officers who are here representing Toys for Tots and have given out 5 new PFS numbers in the first few hours. Hopefully I'll be able to link pictures of an entire ballroom of PFS.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

I'm not sure I understand why you are being so defensive over a thread title. People have suggested ways to help you show your petition in better light to the campaign staff and players in general. I, for one, had no idea what the threat title even meant, and I've seen every MP movie and own most seasons of the show. I too, might suggest editing your title to be more professional.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Does a Bloodrager bloodline count as a Sorcerer Bloodline for the purposes of Dragon Disciple? I don't see where this is stated. The Prestige Class only mentions Sorcerer Bloodlines.

The Bloodrager entry states that you can take levels in Sorcerer, but you have to take the same bloodline as your Bloodrager, making me think they are separate bloodlines that advance separately. The beginning of the Classes section even mentions that if you do this you may be getting 'redundant' abilities.

This leads me to the conclusion that DD and Bloodrager actually don't stack. Instead, you acquire a second Sorcerer Draconic bloodline in addition to your Bloodrager Draconic bloodline.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

TTT for anyone in the area!

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It's probably going to take time to finish reporting. PFS is run by volunteers and no one is getting paid to do all that data entry. It can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes to enter a reporting sheet (a lot of which depends on it being completely filled out and LEGIBLE). Multiply that time by the number of reporting sheets for the convention (1200+) and that is quite a bit of time. 3-4 years ago, GenCon was finished reporting in late October. Time is being cut down each year but as the campaign grows and more GenCon tables are added, we need to be cognizant that the people doing the reporting have work, families, etc. that take precedence over this task.

I'm not saying that it won't be done in a timely manner, but please manage your expectations. As always, your physical chronicle sheet trumps anything online.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

The stop point for creating Aasimar and Tiefling characters was Aug 14th. Unfortunately at this point you cannot create one without a boon.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Hello all!

I am happy to announce that there will be Pathfinder Society at NukeCon Oct 3-5 2014 in Omaha, NE. We will be offering the end of Season 5 scenarios, the beginning of Season 6, all three Bonekeeps, the Legacy of the Stonelords as well as the Paths We Choose.

More information regarding registration can be found here

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

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I talked to numerous parents who became choked up describing how appreciative they were that Paizo is doing Kids Track and how awesome of a job LS was doing over there.

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Just in general, to the players out there: if your PC wants to do a morally ambiguous action and you feel you have to come to the boards to ask about whether or not it's okay, you probably just shouldn't do it to begin with.

Playing PFS at home with friends in a private setting is one thing, but remember, it is a PG13 game, there are times when you don't know the people you are sitting with, and it's just good gamer etiquette to be aware of your actions. GenCon is in two days and PFS will be put on display for the masses of serious and casual gamers alike. We owe it to the campaign and the company to show the game in a good light :)

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If you take out the reviews from people that complained because their characters died, this is actually a well-liked scenario...YOLO

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Can someone explain to me how running a ton of games to get A/T characters to grandfather in isn't doing EXACTLY what Compton warned us not to do in the blog post?

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PC finished reporting today :)

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Hello!

The last few sessions have been entered finally now that I have some free time on my hands. I still have the sheets for one slot on Sunday and one on Saturday if there are any discrepancies on those days. Any other discrepancies for other slots should be approached through normal channels.

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

Still have some to report. Don't worry, I will make a post when I'm finished :)

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

I worked on some today and the rest will be done when I'm finished with my work weekend :)

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Northwest

So then there's not really a reason to have Convention 'points' on the sheet, right?

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