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RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 714 posts (717 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 6 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Andoran

Taperat wrote:
My biggest beef with Sarenrae is that myself and everyone at my table went to school with a girl named Sara Ray. So if Sarenrae ever gets brought up I never hear the end of 'Paladins of Sara Ray' jokes.

At least that they are not Paladins of Saran Wrap. ;)

It should be noted that historical deities were seen in different ways over time. So, it is not surprising that worshippers of Saranrae in Kelesh, Absalom, and Varisia may have very different takes on the deity.

Andoran

I was lucky to live in Chicago, so there was less pressure here than elsewhere. My high school had a club and the local library supported us, as we checked out books.

My friends and I got some materials to counter the hate, and we had few problems at my high school.

Andoran

As time was of the essence, I think that Caron made the right choice in hurrying after her husband. She had no idea how much time had passed when she was unconscious.

Andoran **

Osirianis have often CREATED undead as guardians, so Silver Crusade or Andoran might be better fits. (Undeath can be a form of slavery.) Grand Lodge might work as well.

Andoran **

Congratulations, Tony!!

Andoran

So, how many people went to the delve?

Andoran

I am excited by these announcements. Although I play a rogue in PFS and happy with it (I have played RPGs since 1980), I know that the rogue is a source of concern for many. I do hope that we see play testing. (Hmm, maybe in addition to improved defenses, the rogue can get something like limited damage from non-sneak attacks that reflects the rogue looking for weaknesses in a foe and finding them.)

Similarly, while I have not played a summoner, I know that sometimes summoners take up a lot of time in combat with a horde of summoned creatures. Also, a few people have told me stories about how syntheists have completely outclassed several other characters of equal level at a table. (To me, Rule Zero is that everyone at a gaming table should have fun.)

It sounds like everyone is having a great time at PaizoCon.

Arcturus24, I am experiencing the same error.

Andoran

Brybry wrote:
May I also receive a copy of this conversion? Thank you!

I need an e-mail address. You can post here, or private message me.

Andoran

I will get to this later tonight, folks.

If I was not so darn busy, I would update the mod further -- as I created it when I was pretty new to Pathfinder.

Andoran **

Very interesting developments. I think that my Osirioni ranger may still feel at home in his faction.

As for the Sovereign Court, I think that the question will be what virtues are promoted by it. I can see several players of Taldan characters liking this move.

Mind you, I think that there will be some common ground at times between the different factions. (For example, I could see many Pathfinders supporting the spread of knowledge.)

I am interested in how these changes will be introduced in game and looking forward to how it is handled.

Andoran

Congratulations, Mark!!

While it is sad to see that the Boston Lodge (which I have heard MANY good things about) is losing you, I think that you will do well.

Andoran **

Congrtualations, Joanna!!

Andoran

Check your e-mails. Again, sorry for the long delay.

Andoran

I will send some out this weekend.

I have been very busy of late, for good and bad reasons. (An old friend in his 90s passed away recently.) So, I will get to your requests.

Andoran

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Mikaze wrote:

Anyone else notice that Lissa's avatar switched to the goddess of cleansing flame around the time this swarm started demanding her attention?

Clearly another Paizo employee needs to switch to an Asmodeus avatar and construct some sort of quarantined area to confine this spammer.

The reenactment of the Godwar has already started! It has to be finished properly!

Seriously though, many thanks for doing this and condolences on having to put up with it.

Yes, and as some of the spammers seem to be posting about what may be taken as breeding, surely we are seeing the followers of Rovagug here.

Seriously, I know that this is hard work. I have a friend in Phoenix who did a radio show and worked hard to keep his board free of spam one weekend while he was out. It is not easy.

Andoran

This cretin has a few posts. Here is one of his threads.

Andoran

Mike Franke wrote:
Isn't there also a super powerful gold dragon living there in charge of the country. It might look sideways at an invasion.

I think that you are confusing Rahadoum with Hermea.

One reason that Rahadoum may have survived is that many of its neighbors like to have it as a buffer state and a trade partner. Thuvia is probably happy that they do not border Cheliax.

Andoran

Keep up the good work.

Andoran **

Congratulations, Michael!!

Andoran

A great conclusion to a great story. I think that the current pharoah will find that his sister is NOT very happy with him. I particularly liked how Jasilia figured out how to escape the city.

Andoran

I rather like the strategy that Jasilia used and I really liked the reference to Ra. I await next week's entry.

Andoran

Tacticslion wrote:
magnuskn wrote:
The NPC wrote:
Also, according to James Jacobs Asmodeus is an ascended devil.
Uh, this is completely counter to the whole creation story with Ihys.

I was under the impression that the creation myth was at least partially "in-character" and thus prone to being wrong. But that is pretty interesting.

EDIT: ninja'd!

I work under the assumption that mortals may never know the full truth of the origins of the multiverse and that you must always examine the credibility of any source. In the case of the Book of the Damned, the narrator may not be reliable nor would I consider Asmodeus an always honest source.

Andoran

Congratulations, Owen!! I hope that the new job is all that you desire and that Seattle quickly becomes your new home.

Andoran

I enjoyed this, as we got into more of the history of the characters. Mind you, I am not sure how they are getting out of this mess.

Andoran

I have been swamped, but I will send out some more tomorrow night. If anyone wants some copies, please post in the thread.

Andoran

Dwarves are already known for being very focused on whatever they do, so I am not sure how much of a change this would make to dwarven culture. The iconic dwarven ranger Harsk seems to be very determined already.

Perhaps what might be a more interesting question is how can dwarven cultures vary. I know that some developers think that dwarves are often portrayed in a stereotypical way, very close to Tolkien's descriptions. However, there is no logical reasonwhy they might have to stay that way. Human cultures can and do vary greatly, so I see no reason why their could not be similar diversity in non human cultures.

Andoran

The link for the Drakelands Barbarian did not open up in Chrome when I clicked to see the details. This is indeed a great set.

Andoran

Christopher Paul Carey wrote:
William Ronald wrote:
and she may well have her own prejudices deriving from her position to overcome.
She may indeed. :) Though not necessarily the same ones as, say, her brother, the Ruby Prince.

Trust me when I say I have seen people from the same family turn out to be very different people.

Andoran

Christopher Paul Carey wrote:

Thanks, guys!

William Ronald wrote:
Mind you, my PFS characters would have something to say about the remark about Pathfinders. ;)
Jasilia is definitely an interesting viewpoint character to write.

Oh, I enjoy it. I think that Jasilia does have her own opinions, and much is influenced by her class -- and she may well have her own prejudices deriving from her position to overcome.

Andoran **

Congratulations, Joanna!!!

Andoran

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I enjoyed this, as Osirion is one of my favorite places on Golarion. The Risen Guard is also a fascinating concept -- and we see the issue of class playing a part in Osirion.

Mind you, my PFS characters would have something to say about the remark about Pathfinders. ;) I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

Andoran **

Glad to have helped, Brian!! I am glad that we got some new people, who will hopefully be involved in PFS in the future.

Andoran

Lilith wrote:
Chelaxians utilize devils to serve them, not the other way around (and it could be argued that Chelaxians feel superior to everybody, not just devils). Tieflings are walking proof that somewhere somebody succumbed to the temptations of a devil (or other extraplanar being)—a failure to maintain the hierarchy and order.

The rhetoric of Cheliax can be used as "Hell serves Cheliax." While it can be argued that this is actually the other way around (sorry, I do not think House Thrune has gotten the best of Asmodeus in their dealings), appearances are important in Cheliax. Tieflings in Cheliax meet with scorn, but may be held to a slightly higher standard than halflings -- who are commonly seen as slaves. Mind you, any tiefling with demonic origins might want to consider leaving Cheliax.

Andoran

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I enjoyed the story and I like the characterization a lot.

Andoran

Very good illustrations. I am interested in learning how much influence Qadira had on Osirion's development, in terms of culture, architecture, and now how Osirionis are trying to establish their own cultural identity form the disparate threads of their past.

Andoran

Good action and characterization. I am hoping to see more of this next week.

Andoran

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I really like this, as I can see the gods of Ancient Egypt in the Pathfinder Universe exerting an influence on Golarion, as a certain Old One has done. I had hoped to also see Khnum, the Nile god, as a god of waters, but maybe he can be saved as a local deity for an area near Osirion as he was adopted from Nubia as I recall.

Will any of this be Pathfinder Society legal?

Andoran **

Please join us for athfinder Society Organized Play this Thursday at 5:30 PM Central at Lightspeed Hobbies, 5884 US Highway 6, Portage, Indiana 46368. We will run The Many Fortunes of Grandmaster Torch (Season 0-14, Tiers 1-7), The Confirmation (Season 5-08, Tiers 1-2) and a new character clinic.

Andoran **

I think that there were more people at Arcticon this year, and I liked the new venue.

Andoran **

We had a great turn out. Thanks to Brian Mooney for organizing PFS at Arcticon, to everyone who made Arcticon happen, to my fellow GMs, to our players. We had a lot of fun and saw some familiar faces and new ones.

Andoran **

Hi, Noelle!! I am looking forward to tomorrow and I think that you will have fun. I hope for a great turnout!

Andoran **

We are all set for tomorrow. I hope that we will have some good turn out not just from Northwest Indiana gamers, but people from elsewhere in Indina, Chicago and the nearby suburbs, and perhaps some of the good PFS folks in Michigan.

Andoran **

I hope that we will have a few GMs step up. Brian, I presume that anyone who is not on your regular mailing list can contact you through the board.

Andoran **

Hopefully, some of the people who play PFS in South Bend can make it to Arcticon this Sunday.

Andoran **

We still have a lot of room for players at the tables. So, feel free to check out the links. The student union building is very easy to find as Valpaaraiso University is on U.S. Route 30.

Andoran

I enjoyed the except and I look forward to the next installment.

Andoran **

I am signed up to run No Plunder, No Pay and Port Godless.

So feel free to join us on Sunday, March 9th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 PM at Valparaiso University Harre Student Union, 1509 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

For the website, please go to http://arcticon.webs.com/for information on admission fees and other events.

And feel free to sign up for events at https://www.warhorn.net/events/arcticon-2014-pfs

Andoran **

Congratulations, John!

Andoran

Okay, check your e-mails. I will try to check this thread once a week from now on. Again, sorry for any delays in getting this out.

Andoran

Let me offer my apologies for not getting back to the thread lately. I do plan to send out copies this weekend.

Insnare, one thing that I tried to do with keeping things gritty was to make sure that the guards were definitely not as tough as a typical PC. I also threw in the cult of Lamashtu as a unifying force for the Caves of Chaos and altered one of the final encounters to reflect the presence of the cult.

Spoiler:
I replaced the medusa with a troll, who like some in Kaer Maga, reads the future from his own entrails.
In retrospect, there are some things I would likely change if I was doing the conversion again -- as I am a lot more familiar with Pathfinder than I was when I did the original conversion.

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