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Darl Quethos

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RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 801 posts (804 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 7 Pathfinder Society characters.


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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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Gabriele, I do no believe in special rules. However, I think that GMs and players can be respectful of others and welcoming. This has worked well in my local PFS group, I believe. We have several women gamers in our group.

There was a good discussion two years ago in the Save vs. Sexism: Interview with Jessica Price thread (I was busy at the time and wished that I had participated more.)

Perhaps the most important thing that we can do at the gaming table is to welcome others as we try to have fun.

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Also, street gangs and other criminal enterprises might be good models for Hell. Having a code and adhering to it would be considered important, but there is going to be a lot of cheating around the edges. One would suspect that SOME things are pretty much forbidden based on rank.

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I tend to think of Hell in Pathfinder (and Golarion) specifically working much like an Italian Renaissance court.

Everyone is concerned with position. However, there are different ways to advance.

Loyalty may exist in some cases, but should be rare. (I recall in 2nd Edition, that it is said that if Hell was laid waste, the only one that Asmodeus would bring with him would be Alastor the Grim, one of his lieutenants and his official executioner.) In most cases, loyalty is to someone more powerful or seen as more competent.

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It is great to see PFS spreading everywhere. My hope is to one day be able to visit some of the groups in different parts of the world. (Restaurant tips would be quite welcome.)

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Congratulations, Chris!!

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Jacob, check your e-mail!

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Check your e-mail, SwagMan!

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Don't forget items that improve dexterity, as it will improve initiative and armor class. You might also want to see about the equivalent of a metamagic wand that allows breath weapons to be turned into different types of damage.

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You might want to check out some of the entries on Venus in fiction. I recall reading an article where there was a race on Venus that looked like the Lashunta.

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It is late, but I will send out more copies tomorrow.

I am still amazed that this thread is going some five years after its creation.

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Long before Drizzt came out, a friend let two players have neutral drow characters who worshipped a nature goddess (as they lived underground, it seemed a good match) and wanted to make money/

I think the key question here is to ask what works with a GM and the players in a group. So long as people are happy, should I be that concerned? Heck, I have showed up at gaming tables where a human character or demihuman character was a minority.

As one option for non-evil drow, a drow from a smaller community or one that is somehow isolated from some of the more infamous locales might be a place for less evil drow. This could happen if they have to rely on trade for some items and have to adjust to their environment. Cultures can change over time and are often influenced by other cultures -- at least among humans in our own world I would argue that the same would seem reasonable for non-human cultures that are not inherently aligned.

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I have been known to steal frack and frell from Battlestar Galactica and Farscape, respectively.

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Check your e-mail!

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I have used the spell to great effect as a player and seen it work very well as a GM It is particularly effective on characters wielding two-handed weapons who go from medium to large. (I have seen a few monsters suffer criticals at the hands of enlarged PCs. Let's say that usually finishes foes off or gets them to where a single spell or well placed job will finish the job.)

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Lucas, I think it will. I see the Great Lakes region as one that could easily benefit from a similar site.

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It is a good idea to make players bring resources with them. Indeed, it is required.

I view classes as different approaches to roles. So, I don't have a problem with new classes. The main thing is to check what is allowed and what is not.

As a courtesy, players should let GMs know about important aspects of new character classes. I recently GMed and a player (who also GMx) brought an occultist to the table. I think that common courtesy solves a lot of problems.

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This is actually a good idea for different areas of the country. For example, Chicago area PFS GMs and players can easily travel to games in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan.

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Check your e-mails!! Enjoy!!

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Check your e-mail, Ed!

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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

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I am sorry that I did not check this thread in so long. So, check your e-mail.

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Congratulations, Chris!!!

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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.)

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Congratulations, Bill!!!

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Congratulations, Beatrice!!

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Congratulations, Yuri!!!

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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?)

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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.

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Congratulations, ├×├│rarinn!!

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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.

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Congratulations, Richard!!!

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

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.)

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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