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Darl Quethos

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RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 845 posts (848 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 8 Pathfinder Society characters.


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I make a point to buy a few things from local gaming stores but I think that more people need to do so. Also, I try to be supportive of other events. (For example, Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage IN will participate in Free Comic Book Day next Saturday, so I will be there.)

PFS NEEDS local venues. So, trying to offer some support to store owners is a good idea.

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PFS returns to Mythic Monster Gaming, 9501 Indianapolis Boulevard, Highland, IN on Sunday from 1 PM to 7 PM.

I plan to run Black Waters (0-06) for levels 1-5 and another GM plans to make it to run 5-01 The Glass River Rescue for levels 1-5.

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I look forward to getting this book soon.

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Just flag it. I tend to use the violates copywrite option as I would suspect that is appropriate.

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Got another one. I am only an hour or so from the Fermi Supercollider. Maybe I can see if we can get Paizo a little antimatter to stop the spammers. ;)

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I just flagged two. Can we nuke them from high orbit, just to be sure?

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I just flagged a spammer.

It is a shame that we can't see some legal action.

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Congratulations, Dominick!!! Thanks for helping PS be a success.

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While it is PFS, the Silverhex Chronicles and the Confirmation are designed for 1st level characters. I ran the Confirmation and it is a pretty good adventure for new characters.

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You might want to check out this page, as there are lots of games in New England: The Pathfinder Society New England Grand Lodge There are links to venture officers, calendars, stores and other great information.

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Congratulations, Ray!!!

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Scarey, we will have one other event going. My hope is that we get a good turnout with both the Silverhex Chronicles and the Confirmation.

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nighttree wrote:
Very nicely said William Ronald.

Thanks. I came across a story about a caller to an Indianapolis radio station who said that he was a restaurant owner and already has discriminated against LGBT people.

Let me quote from the story and the caller.

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“I grew up Christian, and I believe in man and woman, Adam and Even not Adam and Steve,” he went on. “If a couple comes into my restaurant and makes other people leave my place of business, then I’m losing more money from the people leaving than coming in.”

He told the radio hosts that he has already turned away people who seemed gay to him, but he made up a reason rather than tell them the truth.

“I have discriminated.I have said something was broken in the kitchen and said I couldn’t serve them,” Ryan said. “I told them that the fan was broken and they left.”

I have gamed with Christian gamers, Jewish gamerss, Wiccan gamers, Hispanic gamers, African American gamers, Asian gamers, and people from many parts of the political spectrum. I have participated in play by post games with people in different countries. My rule at the gaming table and in my broader life is to treat everyone with respect, even if I disagree with them on some issues. (it is possible to lose my respect, but I try to begin with respect.) One of my problem with this law is that it seems to make people feel unwelcome and second-class citizens.

In the case of the man claiming to be a restaurant owner, I must ask would he be willing to put up with a surgeon who would not operate on him because he disagreed with his religious or political views? I believe that the only way my rights can be guaranteed in a free society is to guarantee the rights of others. We can, and I believe should be, the mutual guarantors of each others rights and dignity. Ultimately, I believe what unites us as human beings is more powerful and important than what divides us.

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As a gamer and a resident of Northwest Indiana (which I have joked should see about seceding to Illinois), I oppose the law.

A friend of mine passed last year at age 93. He was a World War II veteran and was a millionaire by his mid-30s. Yet there were places not open to him because he was also a Jew. I would face the same discrimination if such laws and standards were still in place.

The market is useful for many things, but it did not solve the lack of civil rights for many Americans. As someone who has faced the occasional bigoted comment, I can't justify a law that seems to cloak the wish to discriminate against others based on one's beliefs. Morally, I cannot let others be discriminated against as part of my religious and ethical beliefs. There are still some people in this country who will seek to deny others the same rights and dignity they ask for themselves by justifying such behavior through their faith, or with other reasons. (Fortunately, it seems that bigotry is in decline.)

Sadly, I have seen this thread degenerate into people throwing stereotypes at each other. I would hope that we can avoid such posts because I believe that this thread should remain open.

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Congratulations, Carl!!

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I hoped to see them but there is enough for me to use for PFS for new players.

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Everything is set for tomorrow. However, the GM who was to run the Glass River Rescue, 5-01, had to bow out. (I am looking for a GM who is willing to run, so feel free to contact me.)

My hope is that this can become a regular PFS venue

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Thanks, Robert!

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As I am a stickler for the rules, let me describe what i hope happens. (One credit per four sessions is reasonable,but I want to report allt he players._

Can I report the first four tables as a batch, listing myself once. Then list the last two tables with myself listed once. (I want to make sure any players get credit.) It is very unlikely because of the venue that I will have all the same players at all six sessions. As the shop also has a Magic The Gathering release and a tournament, I may have a lot of people just for one session and others in each of the following.

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Yes, it is still going on. I will try to send some copies out tomorrow. (I am running a PFS event Sunday, so I have been busy prepping.)

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Thanks for the information I will hope to get six tables out and report al the players.

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I will run all six slots this Sunday. How to report the event should be a bit clearer, as I expect different players for all or most sessions.

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Welcome aboard, Julie!!!

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One factor that would limit the ability to kill Runelords (and keep the list to a manageable level) is that magic can do things that a Roman emperor would have sold his soul to do. Divinations and magic generally will help put down plots.

I am thinking somewhere between twenty and thirty-six runelords could work. Those are manageable numbers for a project.

Perhaps one factor also to consider is that sometimes a Runelord might consider it in his interest to stop a rival to another runelord. (Sometimes the devil might be the one you want to deal with as you are focusing on someone else. Note that this is not to be mistaken for altruism, merely self interest.)

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Preston Hudson wrote:
Thank you for all you gave done for your local and the global PFS community!! Congratulations on the new addition to the next generation of gamers on the way!!

Without Brian stepping up, I am not sure that PFS would have continued in Northwest Indiana.

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Congratulations, Ben!!! Is there any advice that you would like to share for other GMs?

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Brian, thank you for all that you have done for PFS.

I first met Brian in connection to PFS back in 2010. He stepped up when Bob Jonquet moved and has worked very hard to keep PFS going and growing in Northwest Indiana. I have gamed with Brian and been his GM as well. When I first started in PFS back in 2010, I had not gamed much in a few years. Now, I am a three star GM with most of my credits earned with Brian as a very helpful Venture Lieutenant.

Brian has taught me a lot about GMing PFS and he will be missed at the tables here in Northwest Indiana. However, I am very happy about the new gamer on the way.

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Here is our final schedule for Sunday.

The Silverhex Chronicles (six hours long, multiple sessions). Pregenerated characters only in six one hour sessions.

The Glass River Rescue, 5-01: A scenario for characters of levels 1-5 The characters seek to rescue a missing Pathfinder and several dwarven diplomats.

The Confirmation, 5-08: An adventure for characters of levels 1-2. The party explores a newly discovered ruin.

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We may have a change of mod for the Stolen Heir I will update the thread later.

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As of right now, we have the following scenarios starting at 1 PM. All are open to new players

The Silverhex Chronicles (six hours long, multiple sessions). Pregenerated characters only in six one hour sessions.

The Stolen Heir, 5-04: A mission for characters of levels 1-5. The party searches for a mayor's missing daughter.

The Confirmation, 5-08: An adventure for characters of levels 1-2. The party explores a newly discovered ruin.

We are welcoming to new players as well as veteran PFS members. So, please join us this Sunday in Highland, IN.

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I will wait till tomorrow and download more. Thanks!

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We also will have PFS at Mythic Monster Gaming, 9501 Indianapolis Boulevard, Highland, IN on Sunday from 1 PM to 7 PM.

I will run the Silverhex Chronicles and another GM will run 5-08 The Confirmation for tier 1-2. We are still waiting for another GM to confirm that he will run this Sunday.

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I went to the GM Event/Coordinator Tab under My Pathfinder Society. (I am organizing an event this Sunday.) I tried to click the link at the end of the page, in the sentence (If you anticipate needing more than ten Pathfinder Society cards at one time, please contact us so we can help your event be a success.). The contact us showed an e-mail address but did not open up any tabs. (I am using Chrome.) I used my gmail account to contact Paizo. I thought that I would let you know about the problem with the link. (By the way, I disabled my ad blocker for the page.)

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Unfortunately, the GM who planned to run 3-17 Red Harvest is ill and won't make it tomorrow. Is there anyone who can step up and run the mod? Or perhaps step up to run another adventure?

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Zelda Marie Lupescu wrote:
LazarX wrote:
Zelda Marie Lupescu wrote:

In the original Pathfinder Campaign Setting for 3.5 it talked briefly about the Gillmen and said they are humans but they lose the bonus feat and skills and gain swim, etc.

In the Advanced Race Guide they are separated out. The only mention of them being human is fluff text and if they take "Throwback".

So, are they no longer human in Pathfinder? As in, I can't take feats that are "human only"? I THINK this is the case, since Throwback specifically says you gain the human subtype but lose the aquatic subtype but I wanted to be sure.

Gillmen are not Human. This is brought out in the PFS Scenario ** spoiler omitted **
Ah so then he's a jerk. Hehe. But thanks yeah I don't play PFS (or read the scenarios.)

Well, he was a jerk as he has been confirmed dead.

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I've also put a sort of "wrapper" around these quests now that I've started running them.

I begin by telling the players that they are actually playing the pre-gens in their first missions for the Pathfinder Society, and they've been tasked with working with Ulisha, another Pathfinder, to bring back Silverhex to Absalom for study. Being assigned to her, they are to help her in any way possible for the next several months.

I explain how they received a note from Ulisha requesting they meet in an alley in Absalom, but when they arrive, they simply find another note and her journal.

This other note apologizes and explains that she was unable to make the meeting because she has Galtan creditors hot on her heels and she needs to figure out a way to get them off her trail. She'd like to work with the pre-gen Pathfinders to find a way they could possibly follow up on some of her leads to teasures scattered across Avistan, and she can then split the value of those treasures with them and hopefully get these creditors off her back. In return, they not only get their split of the gold and retrieve Silverhex, but Ulisha promises to sponsor their memberships as full Pathfinder agents.

Then I typically pick the most scholarly of the assembled pre-gens (Ezren, Enora, etc), hand them the first quest, and explain that they've puzzled out the first lead to follow up on... which is why they are booking a caravan to Gralton. :)

Wakedown, I like your approach and will borrow it for running the Silverhex Chronicles this Sunday at Mythic Monster Games in Highland, IN.

However, I do have a concern. Some of the missions might not work well for all the characters.

Spoiler:
Specifically, Webs Seelah and Kyra, for example, might not be too keen on selling poison in Daggermark. Does suggesting that it has other uses, including being used for antivenom, make any sense or is it just a cop out?

Also, I will likely have people floating in and out of tables. So, is this one session or six?

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These were very touching accounts of Mike McArtor. May his memory shine brightly in the hearts of those who knew him I think that his legacy will continue long after him. (Ironically, my newest PFS character is a cleric of Shelyn.)

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I am organizing PFS at Lightspeed Hobbies this week.

6-05 Slave Ships of Absalom, Tiers 1-5
2-25 You Only Die Twice, Tiers 5-9
3-17 Red Harvest Tiers 7-11

Additionally, I will run the Silver Hex Chronicles this Sunday at 1 PM at Mythic Monster Gaming in Highland, IN. I am looking for a few GMs who can run The Confirmation and another scenario.

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I look forward to the faction cards. I ran the Golemworks Incident recently and several of the faction missions were highly relevant and helpful to the main objectives of the plot. I hope that future communiques from faction leaders will be helpful to their members and help advance the plot.

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BartonOliver wrote:
I'm fairly sure the Venture Officer for your region is Brian Mooney, pfsnwi@gmail.com, it is probably worth contacting him directly for advice/support. (Indiana has a pretty high number of Venture Officers, in addition to Brian who may also be able to help you all of them can be found here) Good luck and good gaming.

I actually know Brian, and have talked with him about this Perhaps there are some people on the Illinois side of the state line that might want to come on over.

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On Sunday, March 29th at 1 PM to 6 PM Central, Mythic Monster Gaming in Highland, IN will have 3 tables set up for Pathfinder Society. I plan to run the Silverhex Chronicles and another GM plans to run another adventure. (If there are any other GMs in Northwest Indiana or Chicago's South Suburbs who wants to run the third table, please contact me via the boards.)

As the store is new and this will be the first PFS event, is there any advice for the owner. (I regularly run games at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, IN.) Are there any promotional materials (posters, for example) that the store owners might be able to get.

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Congratulations, Crystal!!!

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Congratulations, Sean, Dennis and Gregg!!! It is good to see your efforts being rewarded.

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Welcome aboard, Linda!!!

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This really looks like it will help new players. As a PFS GM, I know that new players can become frustrated or overwhelmed with options.

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
Congratulations William. Been a long time since I saw the ol' crew. Miss you guys!

Thanks Bob, I am hoping to try to make a few regional cons I miss you as well and I am pleased to see that you are still making a huge difference in PFS.

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For a while, I tried to keep the affiliation of my first Pathfinder Society character a secret, despite the occasional GM attempting at outing him on it.

To me, I think that we should not be so secretive about our characters that it makes it difficult to cooperate with each other. (For example, not every player will be familiar with dhampir, so I dread the thought of a dhampir character who is knocked unconscious and is dying who gets a cure light wounds spell from an uninformed but well-meaning ally.)

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On Thursday, at Lightspeed Hobbies in Portage, Indiana, I ran "The Temple of Empyreal Enlightement" to run my 60th session as a Pathfinder Society GM. My players had a great time, as did I.

I would like to thank Bob Jonquet, Brian Mooney and everyone I have played with in PFS. It has been a lot of work, but a lot of fun!

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May Rick's memory be for a blessing and may his memory always be a comfort to his family and friends.

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Farastu wrote:
Mythic Evil Lincoln wrote:
thegreenteagamer wrote:

According to my wife, and I have to agree heartily with her, it would go a long way to getting women gamers to show up if gamers regularly showered before and wore deodorant to games.

It's a stereotypical thing to address, yes, but I have found it to be annoyingly true, and honestly, it's almost gotten me to leave, too.

Smelly stereotypical jerks bringing the rest of us down via association.

It would go a long way to getting me to show up in public gaming venues if this were so.

That's to everyone's benefit, really.

Oh me too... this is why I host games at my own place, otherwise my experience with public venues has been that they tend to fill up with a lot of people whom smell horribly and generally have no real respect for the venue, so they make a big mess of it.

The shop which I play PFS at in Northwest Indiana, Lightspeed Hobbies, reserves the right to ask people to leave over hygiene issues. I have not seen it, but I have a rule - try to be a class act.

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