Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Darl Quethos

William Ronald's page

RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 774 posts (777 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 7 Pathfinder Society characters.


RSS

1 to 50 of 774 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Chris!!!

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Ellestron Makkarios, wizard (diviner) of Liberty's Edge, has helped liberate the Dwarven Sky Citadel of Jormundun. After achieving the 12th rank of wizardry, he is prepared for new challenges

Also, Bella Pixie also was part of the expedition and has achieved seekerhood. (I am not sure if the player posts on the board often.)

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Bill!!!

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Beatrice!!

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Yuri!!!

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Welcome. I hope that the other player at my table who leveled will report this. If not, should I mention what I know of the character for this thread. (I believe in practicing common courtesy and will wait. Any thoughts?)

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

I cast RAISE THREAD.

As of yesterday, Liberty's Edge now has Ellestron Makkarios, 12th level human wizard diviner from Absalom. He is ready for the Eyes of the Ten.

Another player at my table also made 12th level at the table. Out of courtesy, I will let him make the announcement.

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Þórarinn!!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

1 person marked this as a favorite.

In a campaign that I played in for many years, we had two drow characters created before Drizzt ever came out. As they lived underground, they decided to worship an Earth goddess. Fleeing their homeland, they joined up with a group of rogues and others to take over a trade city and began trading with their relatives. The characters were neutral, with some good tendencies for one character. (The older character was lawful neutral to an extreme degree.)

I tend to hate "all evil" for mortal races. I can understand mostly evil or good for cultural reasons, especially in a world with active deities.

A drow character on Golarion, regardless of alignment, should expect to face considerable prejudice. However, if a player and GM wants to work on a story on how someone overcomes their background and defines himself or herself, more power to them. Sometimes, playing against type can be fun.

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Richard!!!

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Brian, are we still having the clinic for new players? It is helpful for new players.

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Brian D. Mooney wrote:

Who am I to argue with the boss?

Ok who wants which limb?

Okay, let's make sure we can get Brian back here intact. We do have three venues in Northwest Indiana and South Bend now for PFS.

Congratulations to our new Venture Captains!!!

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Disk Elemental is correct. So, a Liberty's Edge character who took Hunter's Eye when the Andoran faction was active can use it. However, I cannot have a new character take the trait.

The place to check is the Pathfinder society Guide for Organized Play, which on pages 17-18 under Faction Retirement states.

Quote:

Any faction-specific vanities, titles, traits, prestige items, other purchases made while the character was a member

of the retired faction are retained by that character with
no changes. After the faction is retired, none of these
faction-specific items are available for future purchase.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

There is also the possibility that a divine or fiendish influence could impact the birth of a child to become an aasimar or tiefling. For example, someone who associated with fiends greatly may find that an offspring has developed fiendish traits. Or a deity may decide to reward a follower with an unusual birth. (This may be appropriate to Lamashtu, as tieflings in Cheliax are not seen as blessing from Asmodeus.) Or someone who has associated with angelic beings may find that his or her lineage has been touched by an angel or a divine blessing. For example, someone cured of infertility by a deity or deity's servants may have a child "blessed" with special gifts.

My advice is to use an explanation that works for your character. In our own world, there are tales of unusual births. So, perhaps an Oracle of the Heavens might claim that her mother was cured of infertility by a visiting angel who foretold part of her destiny and her tiefling companion may be the child of someone who allied with devils and was rewarded with a gifted child.

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

COngratulations, Rajmahendra! I hope that all goes well for PFS in India.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Ah, what webs we weave when first we practice to deceive.

The question is whether Marra will be able to pull this off. I liked the characterization and Marra seemed very firm in her arguments. I think that she has a great challenge ahead of her.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

I flagged this as well. The question is what do you want to play?

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Ed Reppert wrote:
William Ronald wrote:

Sean, I like many of your ideas and have enjoyed your work for many years. (Your Scarlet Brotherhood supplement for Greyhawk made that group a favorite villain of mine.)

I do feel that splitting the base did not help TSR. Let me share this link Acquiring TSR in which Ryan Dancey.

Either moving onto the full PFRPG or finding another system seems better than splitting an existing customer base. No game can satisfy everyone, so my advice is to find something that fits your needs.

Any business owner would do well to read and understand Dancey's post.

I believe that his post should be passed out by professors in business schools as it shows how a company can go from a success to a failure. I only learned that TSR had come into a crisis when Dragon magazine was unavailable and was pleased that WotC came to the rescue. I think that the first thing that a business leaders need to do is listen to their customers.

There are many good games out there, and if Pathfinder does not work for a group try others. Having read what Sean K. Reynolds is working on, I will say that I like many of his ideas. (Ironically, I have been in games where fighters were dominant because the players used every supplement that they could get their hands on and had a ton of magic items. That and the GM did not understand campaign balance very well despite being a great story teller.)

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Joana wrote:

While I don't know much Spanish, I'm pretty sure this is spam.

And here's the same guy in German.

I flagged both posts. Let's just flag them and let the mods ban them.

I will say that I appreciate the work that it takes to keep this site going. Having been involved in many online communities, I know the the jobs of moderators is not easy.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

The plot thickens. Could the Molthuni be behind the death of the knight or something worse.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Sean, I like many of your ideas and have enjoyed your work for many years. (Your Scarlet Brotherhood supplement for Greyhawk made that group a favorite villain of mine.)

I do feel that splitting the base did not help TSR. Let me share this link Acquiring TSR in which Ryan Dancey.

Either moving onto the full PFRPG or finding another system seems better than splitting an existing customer base. No game can satisfy everyone, so my advice is to find something that fits your needs.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Guang wrote:
graystone wrote:
William Ronald wrote:

Generally, the most recent book is considered the most accurate.

Yep, and that'd make the People of the Stars' numbers the default ones unless they errata/FAQ it.
Where would such errata/FAQs be found?

The newer material being the most accurate is a general principle of Paizo, from what several people have said here, including James Jacobs as I recall. I did not find errata specifically for this product on the resources page.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Generally, the most recent book is considered the most accurate.

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Fromper, I am sure that we will be glad to do so.

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Chris, Brian D. Mooney posted this in another thread last week.

Quote:


I'm also happy to announce PFS starting at another Venue.

There will PFS every other Tuesday evening starting around 6pm at Mr. Sweet's Games & Candy in Hobart IN.

A few people met this week for character creation and the first session will be Tuesday September 30th.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Having read some of the Pathfinder novels, here are some ideas.

Ruins: There are ruins in Kyonin, dating back to before Earthfall. The party may be asked to investigate.

Elven border party: An elven border patrol has to rusn to a crisis, and asks the PCs for some help. (Ideally, the leader can be someone that they encountered before or is connected to someone that they have worked with before.) As for the threat, how about a group of Razmiran cultists who have uncovered an artifact tied to the Old Ones and are now about to try to modify an elf gate to let something from the Dark Tapestry in to Golarion. Or have the cultists trying to infiltrate Kyonin.

From the depths: Something is causing some elven farmers or horse ranchers to disappear, and the party is tasked to get to the bottom of it. Enemies could be drow, aboleth or other horrors.

King Xeros Gambit. See the Pathfinder Wiki entry on King Xeros of Old Azlant, which is featured in a PFS adventure. An uncovered carving shows that the ship visited Kyonin and a diviner has determined that it will appear again soon in Kyonin -- near the border with Treerazer's turf. The party must get to the ship before some of Treerazer's agents do and try to rescue a helpful NPC -- who can hep advance the plot.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

James Jacobs wrote:
The Pathfinder Wiki is wrong.

James, it looks like someone must have just edited the entry. This is what is the summary now.

Race/Species Half-elf
Gender Male
Class Magus
Alignment Lawful evil
Homeland Cheliax
Deity Asmodeus
Born 4679 AR

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

Both adventure sound interesting. I am somewhat surprised that the Sovereign Court faction is concerned about slavery. On reading the entry, I thought Liberty's Edge would be followed in the description by the Silver Crusade. (As I recall, many in Absalom were not happy about the resumption of the slave trade, so perhaps a noble in Absalom is active in opposing it -- and the Sovereign Court truly wants to work with this potential ally.)

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Get better soon, Erik

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Charon's Little Helper wrote:
Well - maybe I'll try it at next Origins and have a high ranking judge (VL level or higher) weigh in on it. And I'll use a level 1 character so that I can re-spec if they decide to make it suck.

Well, since it is terribly written and Rhatahema's research shows it was not used as Charon's Little Helper thought, is there a weapon that comes closer to his desire to have a very versatile weapon to use for a throwing build?

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Nicely done! Also, there are also some efforts to bring civilization to Belkzen, including among orc leaders. The Pathfinder Wiki article on the Hold of Belkzen is a good place to start for information as well

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

mechaPoet wrote:

All right, here's my prediction for the final chapter:

Brea wakes up, manages to get mortal revenge on Deagan, then takes his head as a prize and flees.

She wanders through rural countryside until she finds a town, and figures she will abandon the life of a soldier and take up entertainment instead. She finds a small theater and gains an audition with the proprietor.

For her act, she brings Deagan's decapitated head and does a number of unspeakable things to it. The proprietor is stunned, and after her shocking performance can only ask: "What is this act called?"

She smiles and replies, "The Kalistocrats!"

Well done!!

I suspect that there will be a reckoning between Brea and Deagan. Let us say that the Kallistocracy is not looking very favorable here. I am reminded of a philosopher of the past century who said that when anything -- race, creed, or nation -- is elevated above hunanity, it turns to evil. In the case of this story, I think we have a good fictional case study.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Javin Swifthand wrote:

the Data on Druma reads as follows which may explain....

While it would seem that traveling “prophets” of Druma
would make tempting targets for overzealous thieves and
confidence men, knowledgeable denizens of the underworld
give them wide clearance, knowing that their untold wealth
all too often buys hosts of magical contingencies, powerful
divinations, and vengeful assassins. Very little stolen from
such a prophet stays stolen for long.

I could see Deagan having some contingencies. I am not ruling out a set up, as there would be many who would benefit from his demise or disgrace.

Still, I think that we will see some investigation and confrontation next time. At a minimum, Deagan has some very bad information been given out as I think most people would distinguish between a hobgoblin and a goblin as a threat.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Thelemic_Noun wrote:

The joke is that it's precisely what led to the 08 meltdown, only it's happening in hell and with souls instead of money.

Essentially, the Board of Directors at Goldman Sachs are the Court of Titivilus, the Scrivening Count.

The PC's quest is essentially to stop fraudulent foreclosures caused by robosigning.

But in the context of a battle against Hell, it is no longer the stuff of boring high finance laws allowing people to get away with fraud. The fraud mortgage broker is evil incarnate stealing the souls of the innocent, and will be smote.

Wish fulfillment at its best.

EDIT: The fact that nobody saw through the parody before I spelled it out means that this might make for a better adventure than I thought. I assumed that the parody would be too on the nose for players to take seriously, but it seems the disguise is strong enough to withstand a certain degree of scrutiny.

I got the joke! I imagine that due to Golarion's outer planes having multiple powers, there would be trouble for Hell and perhaps for Abadar.(I imagine Abadar would try to figure someway out of the mess, but if everyone's worshippers are impacted by the scam, he may want to hide in the First Vault.)

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Ross Byers wrote:
David Neilson wrote:
Yeah, using money you minted, with your face on it, seems almost unbelievably foolish. Unless he is following an edict about using your own money I suppose. I was really surprised that the gorget was not in some way cursed.
Could be a frame-up.

It could well be a set up. However, some people are arrogant enough and foolish enough to do so. So far, Deagan has demonstrated that he is arrogant and has displayed poor judgment. I shall eagerly await the next installment of this series.

The casualty count is very high for Brea's soldiers. Suffice it to say, I expect there will be a reckoning soon. It could well be that someone has set up Deagan, but would not exposing and blackmailing him be much more of a punishment in Druma?

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Erik!! I hope that all goes well with the move.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

I enjoyed this, but I suspect that this will end badly.

The prophecies of Kallistrade seem to raise profit above all else. As such, it seems ripe for abuse as human concerns seem secondary to the dogma.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Congratulations on Krystalin!! I hope that both she and Mom will be well and home soon.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Pazuzu does indeed look amazing. (My old D&D group had a few run ins with him.)

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

It is late, but I will send out some copies this weekend. I am amazed that the requests are still coming in.

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

You might want to try this thread.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Well, for my highest level character in PFS, Ellestron Makkarios, I took a Welsh first name and a Gaulish last name.

Amanar Bakare is a Thuvian ranger. His first name is Berber (Tamazight) for the constellation Orion and his last name is Egyptioan.

Cael Ardan, a refugee from Ramziran who would like to see Ramzir's head and body on a pike, has his name drawn from Celtic sources.

Kelannon, an elven rogue, has a name that is vaguely Celtic.

Tevieil Ellyllion is derived from a Hebrew word for world and Ellyllion, Middle Welsh for "Of the Elves"

Alarun Rachlav is a mixture of Norse and Slavic names for a Varisian/Ulfen witch.

Feel free to use a lot of different sources, and remember that people do move about on Golarion or from beyond. (Hey, at least we don't have many names like Mayor Charles Oliver O'Kane from Ravens Bluff in the Forgotten Realms. I thought that I could find that one in the Chicago phone book. ;) )

Liberty's Edge ** Star Voter 2014

IronKanon wrote:

Ever find out if there is pathfinder groups in the south bend area?

There is. Just check this subforum. They are quite active.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Well done, PFS!!!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Congratulations to everyone who made this happen. Did the 8,736 players seated include the same people showing up for multiple events or were these individual players? Either way, it is an impressive figure.

I am also pleased to see that the kids track went well!!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

I wonder how many people I can recognize if I blew up the photo.

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Congratulations, Paizo!!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Congratulations!! I hope that we get more news soon!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Looks great!!

Liberty's Edge Star Voter 2014

Quinn would be amused not just at the attire of the people in line, but probably amused and mystified by a smartphone.

1 to 50 of 774 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.