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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. 2,525 posts (3,909 including aliases). 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 21 Pathfinder Society characters. 11 aliases.


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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.

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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.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Oh man I'm so sorry I missed this! If you start another table I'm so in!!!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yeah it's a mistake only on the new PDF sheet of RotRL Ezren.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

1 - Yep, you get the effects of both spells when you use the ability. it's pretty sweet.

2 - It's been clarified before that if you give up the lesser version of an ability and later gain the greater version, you instead gain the lesser version that you gave up before. So you would gain the normal Arcane Bloodrage ability at level 8, and never gain Greater Arcane Bloodrage.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Glad to be proven wrong. Perhaps it's just the Card Game subscription with all its printing hangups, then.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

NOG the Demoralizer wrote:

Unfortunately, based on last month's experience, I personally have developed a "I will believe it when I see it" attitude. At this point if there is another delay I am going to begin becoming much more selective on what I pick up from Paizo and will stop relying on their subscriptions for my gaming needs. My budget with them is 2 or 3 times what I actually need game material wise, I only do the subs for convenience and to support the company.

A few promos just isn't worth the wait for me. Vic stated that some orders are easier to pack and ship first, if CS can help me understand what holds me up to the end of the queue most months I can work around that, but as it is now, with no communication on what is going on, I presume I will have to go at cancelling my subs blindly.

Hopefully I am proven wrong.

I do think that having multiple subscriptions is actually hurting us on that front, not helping. I have subscriptions to the Comics, the RPG line, the Player Companion, and the Card Game, and my shipment is consistently at the tail end of the shipping window as well. I think they look at complicated subscription shipments and say "let's save this for last"... which sucks, because we're the ones ordering the most directly from them! :(

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Still sitting on Pending... I was really hoping to get my class decks by this weekend, but that isn't going to happen. Oh well.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Hmm... yeah I think you'd just have to ignore that sentence and assume that you use your current ability scores to determine the number of spells gained. It's mythic... things are a little OP when you're mythic. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Kludde, even though I'm currently on your "in another game" tab, I would love to play in the Emerald Spire if you don't get enough players taking you up on it right away. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Authoriation email received, includes all three class decks that I preordered, the Add-On deck, all the correct promos, and my other subscriptions. Can't wait to see the shipment e-mail!

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

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Just thought I'd let you all know that I am VERY close to having the Skull & Shackles B, C, and 1 cards ported into the OCTGN gaming space, so if anyone besides myself is ambitious enough, you should be able to scan in your cards and start playing by the end of this week. I'll update on here and on the PACG Facebook page when the update has gone out.

If you're not familiar with OCTGN or playing the PACG online using that program, I have a quick-start guide that I wrote up.

PACG on OCTGN: Getting Started

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Yep... that's actually super smart on the player's part. Might have to steal that idea for a future character... though I've already got 19 characters so I need to stop making new ones. LOL

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Totally fine, i just didn't wanna lose that list of scenarios :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Ever seen the Multiclass Archetypes? There are so many hybrid classes there that your head might spin. :)

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Easiest way to do this would be to let him play a Wayang Shadow Wizard.
The huge bonuses to Stealth from both being Small and having a racial +2 will make him feel very ninja-ish, and high Intelligence gives you a lot of skill points to play around with. He could even multiclass this with the actual Ninja (or Rogue or Slayer or Investigator) class to feel even more Ninja-ish.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

jeuce is correct on the summon monster spells, in PFS you can summon any elemental type that is covered in the additional resources (which means any creature in any of the four Bestiaries, since for books which are part of the core RPG line, the assumption is that everything is legal UNLESS it is called out specifically.)

So, yes you can summon a small magma elemental.

But, NO, you can't wild shape into one, since the elemental body spells have specific lists of possible elementals, which things like the magma elemental have not been added to. I doubt this will ever change, honestly, because whoever adds the elementals to that list will have to come up with specific powers that are gained for each level of spell.

Edit: Ninja'd and proven wrong by Auke. I missed that one! So yeah, you can only summon and wild shape into the standard 4 elemental types. In a home game, I would allow the other types to be summoned, but in PFS you're stuck.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

I just assume that I always have it active, even when sheathed. I have never had a sneaky-type character with a flaming weapon such that it would be a problem. I would usually spend their enhancement bonuses on other things, like Agile or Shadow, over things like Flaming.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

If you're making multiple attack rolls, it counts as multiple attacks for things like chill touch and the like. So yes, you make all the attack rolls separately, and then just resolve them as a single strike for things like Damage Reduction, etc, which means you'd get to add several instances of chill touch to the damage.

Another funky situation is if you were to, say, attack a Swashbuckler who has the parry and riposte deed. He/she would be able to parry and riposte some of your pummeling attacks, but you'd still add the ones that hit together at the end and resolve them as one attack.

The Pummeling Strike feat chain needs rewritten, if you ask me. It just creates way too many corner cases in the rules.

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Hey Kludde, any chance you could paste back in my line from the list? I had spent a bunch of time typing in all the scenarios I've already played and GM'd, and I had a second character on there that is not currently in a game.

Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

Just wanted to post here that I played my first two scenarios yesterday, using Alahazra, Jirelle, Lirianne, and Seltyiel, and I absolutely loved it. Mike and Vic, you guys have done a great job of making the game feel very pirate-y without losing the core of the game. It's come a long way since the playtest.

I particularly like the idea of the ship being anchored in some scenarios, as opposed to there not being a ship at all in the more landlocked scenarios.

This did bring up one interesting point though: The rules still talk about times when you're not commanding a ship, and what to do if you encounter another ship during those times. Does this apply when you're at a location but your ship is anchored somewhere else?

Example: I was playing the second scenario of Plunder and Peril, and one of the henchmen is an Enemy Ship. However, I ended up encountering that Enemy Ship at a landlocked location, so Seltyiel was not (I believe) commanding a ship. Should I have banished that ship?

EDIT: I misremembered... it was a Barrier that summoned a ship at a landlocked location. So I should have banished the ship and ignored the barrier, I believe.

TL:DR; Game feels great! Answered my own question cuz I was dumb. LOL

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