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RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16. Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 2,544 posts (4,023 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 24 Pathfinder Society characters. 11 aliases.


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Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I never saw a reply to this question raised by RainyDayNinja, so I thought I'd ask it again:

Can bonus feats given by a spirit count as feat prerequisites? In other words, if I always plan to use The Beating as my primary spirit, can I take feats with Improved Unarmed Strike as prerequisites, with the understanding that if The Beating is ever NOT my primary spirit, I lose access to that feat?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Stephen Radney-MacFarland wrote:
Sacril wrote:

What I like to know is if the spirit is not manifested, Does the magic items stay on the spirit?

Do I have to spend several rounds equipping spirit after manifesting it? Do I require ghost touch magic items just to equip the spirit when in incorporeal state?

No, the magic items do not stay on the phantom. When you manifest the phantom, you must spend time to equip it.

While the phantom is in incorporeal form it can only use magic items an incorporeal can use.

Ooh, that's interesting. I kinda like the idea.

Thanks for answering my other question about the AC bonuses, but you didn't mention anything about that Charisma bonus to AC... was that text a mistake? Should we assume the AC bonuses the spirit gets are the one from the table and the one from their base statistics (which is now a Dodge bonus)?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Dotting, will post my new psychic-magic character later tonight (probably using the new Medium class)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I'm so in for this! I'm thinking a goblin Mesmerist. Are you cool with goblin-specific options from both the Advanced Race Guide and the newly-released Monster Codex?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I may have missed it at some point, but has it been clarified on whether a Phantom can wear magical items (other than Armors, of course)?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

-Mazon- wrote:
Mazon here is still in a pbp but the scenario should be over by December. I'll put in my PFS number here just in case. 112554-7

This game will be starting on November 1st, so if your character is still in another PbP two days from now, she won't qualify.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

UllarWarlord wrote:

The document says that, like other incorporeal creatures, its deflection bonus while incorporeal is equal to its Cha bonus...

But it also says that it scales with the level, according to the chart.

Which interpretation is correct?

Yeah I'd really like to know this one too. Currently it seems as if the Phantom can actually gain three different, non-stacking Deflection bonuses to AC when in incorporeal form:

-As part of its base statistics block, it gains a +2 Deflection bonus to AC
-As part of the table, it gains an increasing Deflection bonus to AC
-As part of the description of its incorporeal form, it gains a Deflection bonus to AC equal to its Charisma modifier.

If these are all meant to stack, they should be untyped or Dodge bonuses, maybe?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I'll be building a new Occult Adventures character to play in this one... haven't decided which class yet, but I'll post it either tonight or tomorrow. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I would like to submit a brand-new 1st level character. She'll be a half-orc Kineticist (from the new playtest). I'll have her stats figured out and posted tonight at the latest.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

This is about the Force Ward power... how often can this be used? Can you theoretically use this ability at the start of every battle, getting your level worth of temp. hit points? I know to increase it costs you burn, which lowers your pool of hit points, but it does seem very strong to gain temp. hit points equal to your level essentially at will (to a max of your level, of course).

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Still looking for a Prosperity boon.

I have:
Lingering Resonance
Long Distance Support
Ancestral Ally
Custom Order
Missing Mentor
Xenophobia
Triple-race (useless for the moment)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I just wanted to stop in here to throw my hat in for Domino Strike being really awesome. I'm going to build a Cleave-focused Investigator that makes very good use of that ability. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

PACG Organized Play Guide wrote:


Replaying Scenarios
You may replay any Adventure Card Guild scenario as many times as you like, as long as you play with a deck of the appropriate power level (see sidebar). Your character may only gain the reward for any given scenario, adventure, or adventure path once, though you may upgrade your deck each time you complete the scenario.

I'm pretty sure the intent is that each character you play with can earn the rewards each time. Otherwise, you could never get power, skill, or card feats on more than one character.

EDIT: I TOTALLY missed that we're talking about the mini-scenario that can be played without class decks. That one can only be rewarded once per PLAYER, you were correct. I've gotta learn to get my reading comprehension skills up to par. Sorry about that!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yep, each character can claim the reward for each scenario (and adventure, and adventure path) once.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

ThreeEyedSloth wrote:
Guide to PFSACG Organized Play wrote:

If you are

rewarded with a card from the box, you will instead
take a random card of the same type from your Class
Deck box. The card you take cannot have an adventure
deck number higher than that of the scenario you
completed. For example, if you just completed a scenario
in adventure 2, and the scenario reward was a random
item from the box, you would instead take an item with
an adventure deck number no higher than 2 from your
Class Deck. If you do not have an appropriate item, you
do not gain that reward.

Totally my mistake, sorry about that, ThreeEyedSloth! Good to know for the future! :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

@ThreeeEyedSloth: That's definitely not correct. It should be a random card from the game box, giving you a chance at another upgrade using the same rules as normal card upgrading. That's all.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Ah, so my sale items are the culprit. Damn you great golem sale! :-D

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Well I can assure you that the street date will come before I get my physical stuff in the mail, but I'd at least like to get my PDFs. I'm itching to both go through Advanced Class Origins to see what I can apply to my current characters (and probably add yet another to my growing list of builds I want to try out) and see the rest of the Monster Codex's Simple Class Templates, as I hope to use them often in my freelance work.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Are the last subscriptions going out today? I'm still pending and I REALLY want to get my hands on my subscriber PDFs!!!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Since this card only adds to Arcane checks, should it actually have Divine as an option for acquiring it? I would think it would just be Arcane/Charisma/Diplomacy 6.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Well as the GM, you can just make it Chaotic as part of adding the template, I would think. And besides, these templates are probably meant to be applied to intelligent creatures only, since they're class levels, and you can make your intelligent creature any alignment you want as the GM.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

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From a freelancer's perspective, the simple class templates are going to make writing stat blocks for relatively simple monsters WAY easier! I'm looking forward to using these!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I would also like to know how this was done, so that I can help the two stores in my area that I run games at do this.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

The first thing I thought when I saw this was "Why does it have a healing power?" For the scarred witch doctor, I would expect a hexing power instead, something that would make combats easier as opposed to allowing others to heal. Other than that, it looks like a well-written character, so I would suggest you switch the first power to match Feiya's power like this:

"When any character at your location attempts a check to acquire a spell or defeat a monster ([ ] or barrier), you may recharge a card to reduce the difficulty of that check by 1 ([ ] 2) plus the adventure deck number of the recharged card, if any. "

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Thanks for the clarification, Tanis! I'll remember that for the next time we play that one. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Raynair wrote:
cartmanbeck wrote:

See, I don't think you're supposed to have Lonely Island if you have more than 1 player. If you look at the scenario sheet, it shows the locations as:

1 Lonely Island
1-6 Shark Island

I'm pretty sure that means that with more than 1 character, you're supposed to JUST have the Shark Island locations. Perhaps this could use some clarification, though.

I would actually read this more as:

If you are by yourself you play with a Lonely Island AND a Shark Island, as both locations are included for the 1 player situation... then you would add Shark Islands to fill in for additional players.

I thought that at first, but looking back at some other scenarios that had strange location numbers, if they wanted you to have them for 1-6 players, it always says 1-6. This one only says 1. Though with another location it would be both easier (cuz you can move there to stop fighting sharks) and harder because it's another location to have to beat.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

See, I don't think you're supposed to have Lonely Island if you have more than 1 player. If you look at the scenario sheet, it shows the locations as:
1 Lonely Island
1-6 Shark Island

I'm pretty sure that means that with more than 1 character, you're supposed to JUST have the Shark Island locations. Perhaps this could use some clarification, though.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

She wouldn't normally be banished if cornering and defeating her satisfied the win conditions, you're correct. However, this scenario specifically says you don't win until you defeat Krelloort. That means that when Isabella is cornered and defeated, she's banished and you build the new location. That's the way I interpreted it (and I'm pretty sure how they meant it to be done).

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Well then. Shiznit. That really really sucks. I can't believe I played for so long with a non-allowed animal companion. Guess I'll have to decide which allowed dinosaur is closest to it.

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I mean, fine, if they think it's quite powerful, it should have been banned a long time ago. But I know my character isn't the only one that's been around for YEARS with her faithful sidekick the spinosaurus... in character it will be really hard to explain her getting a different companion.

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Whaa?? Spinosaurus isn't allowed anymore?? My 14th-level Sorcerer is going to be incredibly unhappy... they need to clarify this (as in WHYYYYYY) for sure.

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Anyone still have a Prosperity boon lying around that they'd be willing to trade me? I have a bunch of options, I'll try to remember to post them tonight when I get home.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Wish I could tell you, but you'll have to wait a little bit! Don't wanna get myself in trouble with the bosses!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I'll be running a level 7 pregen Bloodrager. He'll kick some butt. :)

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

That link does not seem to work for me...

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I had a hand in this one, so I'm very excited for it to be released! :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

GM Aram Zey wrote:

Thanks Tyler. Once we have a table I'll open the gameplay thread for initial introductions, interactions and briefing (so we can delve right in once the PBP event officially kicks off).

How does your +16 dodge bonus work? I can see +4 from each of your mount and yourself with the helpful traits, and an extra +4 total from both benevolent armors. What am I missing for the last +4?

He gives another +1 Luck bonus to AC to adjacent allies when challenging, and if he uses Fight Defensively or Total Defense, he adds another +3 Luck bonus to them thanks to Blundering Defense (+1/2 the Dodge bonus given, which is +7 before that).

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Will you allow a 7th level pregen with this one? I'd be interested in playing as the bloodrager. I only have one character in the 7-11 range at the moment, and he'll be playing in a different game for PbP gameday.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

It's a 7-11.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Andrew K wrote:
Character sheet? Folded? EEEEWWWWWW

I've actually had great success trimming down one of the new character sheets and then folding it in half twice... you still get all of the skills and powers on a single side, the card list is on the flip side, and when I upgrade to a role it will just require a single unfolding.

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I don't want to miss out on the recruiting for this... is it going to be in a specific spot or spread throughout the PbP forums?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yeah technically it doesn't work, unfortunately.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Just don't change to the bloodrager... he's even more overpowered at 1st level. :-P

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Then I'll plan to be Quinn, since he's not very combat-useful anyway, so he'll be focusing on skill checks with inspiration. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Dotting so I can follow along for when it's time to jump in :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yeah I'd still be in for the table of 7. Since they're pregen-only, it'll probably still be a bit of a challenge. Is anyone currently Quinn the Investigator?

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yeah, it would be nice if PACG subscribers also got their discount, since these items include PACG cards.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

The last three, so Crash, Webs, and Silverhex. I'd have no problem running through all six again, but I know how some tables can lose players from time to time, so if that happens I could jump in. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Hey Kludde!
I played in the first three Silverhex chronicles over the weekend at a con, and was hoping I might be able to jump in on the other three in here, if you have room when you get to that point? I'd hate to apply credit for just three of them to a character and not the other three as well. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

DM Kludde wrote:

Just released: the silverhex chronicles quest. I'll make that second table a run of these new quests for whoever wants to try.

They should make good trial runs for whoever wants to try out pbp as well.

Important note that your players for this should be aware of: The Silverhex Chronicles MUST be run with pregens.

Pregenerated Characters section wrote:


"All players must use one of the 1st-level Pathfinder Society pregenerated characters, available from paizo.com/pathfinderSociety/gmResources.

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