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The items listed on the chronicle are just access to items.
Boons are thigns along the lines of 'Because of the valiant service provided in rescuing Princess Peach from the evil Bowser, you may, as a standard action, eat a special mushroom which will cast enlarge person on you and double your current hit points. This effect lasts for the duration of the encounter. When this boon is used, mark it off the chronicle sheet.'
Also, the only thing a GM doesnt get when running either a scenario or module is a Day Job roll. They get boons now. Unless they dont want them. They get to choose to take the ones they want. :P
Personally, I dont care if you own the Bestiary or if you got the stats from the PRD. What I wont do is provide the stats for you. If you are wanting to summon a creature, but dont have access to it's stats, you need to pick some other action.
The Bestiary is in the Core Assumption for GMs, not players. They assume I have access to it, for purposes of having access to the stats so I can run the scenario, NOT so I can provide you with stats you might need. That's your responsibility, not mine.
I think the answer in both cases is YMMV. It's goign to depend on what is said, the attitude of the GM, and the attitude of the players.
I have the PFS section, but I haven't put the character info into it yet. I shall do so this evening.
For registering the character, LazarX means inputting it on the site so the character appears next to a character number on your My Pathfinder Society page. If you have done that (and marked the faction), you dont NEED to do anything else.That information makes it MUCH MUCH easier whenever the reporting is done, because it will cause your information to flood in, once the character number is entered. Otherwise, it must be done manually.
Anything else about the character is fine to enter, but dont feel like you have to. :)
Nicola Degobbis wrote:
This sounds pretty awesome! I dont know if there is an Italian translation yet, but it looks like you are doing your best despite it.
And not speaking English is nothing you and your friends should be embarassed about. :)
There are two different kinds of Move Actions: Those that involve movement (which you cant do a 5ft step in the same turn as one of these), and those that dont (which you CAN do a 5ft step in the same turn).
If you spend your Move Action doing an action that doesnt require movement between squares on the grid, then you can also take a 5ft step as a non-action.
I dont know the page in the Core, but this link may be of help. It shwos on the chart that a 5ft step is a non-action. If you read shortly below the chart under 'Move action', it should give you all the info you need.
Hope that helps! :)
Edit: Ninja'ed by Zach by about an hour. That's what I get for skimming posts. :P
+1 to this.
For the record, as long as you arent spending too much time on it, or detracting from the rest of the mission by trying to steal from the contact who now doesnt want to give you information, Id just count your roll as your DayJob check (assuming its in that sort of thing).
On the other hand, something you need to take into consideration is that in game actions have in game consequences. If someone catches you, even if I do count it as your Day Job, itll likely lead to a confrontation or your arrest. So dont blow it. :P
I think there are perfectly acceptable times to use it, and no, there probably isnt a better way of phrasing it.
I think the problem is that MMOs have made 'stealth mode' a thing that people can do at the drop of a hat. So when you get new players who have that experience, they think it translates over exactly as they expect.
I doubt the OP was posting that as an example of something he would want to yell at someone for doing the first time they played, but its likely in the same category with many things that get posted on these messageboards. *sigh* "Again? Really? How often does this need to come up?"
On the subject of the title of this thread, there was another player at a table I played at (and later died in lol) this past weekend. He stealthed in the hallway, then moved into the room and was surprised when he was seen.
As someone else explained to him why he had been seen, I couldnt help but chuckle because of this thread. :P
"Paizo appreciates that you are an upstanding*, tax-paying**, citizen of the United States***."
Consider yourself 'booned'. :P
*Unless you're sitting.
Andrew Roberts wrote:
That definitely qualifies as an exception, then. :P
"...not at MY table!..."
I think this one is fine just about all the time (obviously there are exceptions). There are lots of vague rules in this game, and sometimes the GM has to make the call on the fly. So I really dont see what the problem with this would be.
Well, unless you are talking about the way it is being said, and not the words themselves. :/
Pick whatever you want, its your choice. Im not trying to dissuade you.
I just think you are extremely overestimating the amount of time it will take to fill out one of those sheets (either by the GM at the end, or by the player to make sure the last one is complete when he asks for it), and because of that overestimation, are declaring you will do what sounds to me like making a big deal about it* by leaving over something like this.
*Implying that leaving the table is a big deal, not that you would cause a big scene by doing so.
Lots of scenarios can take less than the full 4 hours to be able to complete, even with a GM that isnt rushing the party along, and a party who isnt hurrying.
And what I am saying is that both he and now you are just assuming that the GM is going to intentionally do that. You should not be assuming that. You should assume the GM is going to give you a good experience with the game, and use as much time as necessary to do it (though still trying to get done within the time alloted to the scenario).
If either of you had played with Doug/other GM who says they are going to do the paperwork that way, that would be one thing, but from the way your posts are worded, you arent in that position. You are making assumptions about the play experience at a table you havent sat at.
I carry an extra set of dice and all the iconic minis I have with me in case a new player needs them. 9th level though? You should know better.
Andrew Christian wrote:
I make sure to keep a copy of the After Scenario Reference Sheet (it should be the top file on the page) in the back slip-cover of my GM binder for easy reference.
But you are assuming that the game will be done in 3.5 hours because he is trying to make time to do the paperwork how he wants to. Perhaps the scenario is just short. Perhaps the party bypassed an encounter or two with solid tactics or Diplomacy? There are all kinds of things can influence the amount of time it takes to complete a scenario.
Stating you simply would prefer to have X hours of fun so you cant sit at GM Y's table is insulting not just to the particular GM, but to GMs in general.
SO, I'll just ask to be excused from this table please. Perhaps you can use the time savings from having one less player the judge needs to do paperwork to get in a few minutes more of the fun stuff - you know, the gaming. I'll move over to the table where the judge uses those minutes to provide a little more story/plot/Role Play or heck even a little more Roll Play.
You are more than welcome to have your own opinions, but holy moly do I think that opinion is ridiculous.
You seem to be making broad accusations here that you somehow think Doug or any GM who would try their best to follow the rules in a similar manner arent worth playing under because you wont have as much fun under their table. Or that they will somehow hurry the game along, so they have more time for the bookkeeping aspect of it.
I cant sto you from feeling this way, and I wouldnt stop you from leaving the table if you wanted, but wow.
One thing to annoy a Gm, HAve a boon and never GMed before in your life or been to a con. I constantly get told "You shouldnt be able to use that" with the VC jumping in several times say " I ALREADY TOLD YOU HE CAN, I SAW THAT GUY GIVE IT TOO HIM"
This sounds like a prime example of a situation where the VC should have a side conversation with the GM once the table is done. Its one thing to ask once, its another to continue to badger the player about it. Unless the GM has reason to believe you photocopied it or something (and then only the one time til he/she is told its legit), then its really none of the GMs business where or how you got the boon.
~ Show up on time (meaning early)
True. Hadnt considered that.
Purple Dragon Knight wrote:
Im curious as to where that question is going, other than something like 'its going to take a long time to get through the dungeon at that speed.' :P
Adding to the list:
"You should just assist me on my roll since my check is higher."
Player: I have my wolf go up and attack the zombie.
**Usually the way I handle this is give a brief rundown of how it works, and the need for Handle Animal. As we move through the scenario, I have the Druid add tricks to the animals list based on what he wants it to do. If he wants it to attack the zombie, then I recommend he takes Attack twice. If he wants to have it guard a door, I recommend Guard. We dont stop long enough to form a single list all at once, but do it fluidly as he uses the animal, so we try not to take away from the rest of the group for too long.
That is the comment I meant, yes. In text it seems fine, and by your description it sounds like everything should have been fine, but who knows how the other guy interpretted it. You think he was being jerky, but perhaps that was not his intention. And with your response, perhaps he thought you were, which only added to the awkwardness.
I did not mean for the first comment to sound like negative criticism towards you, so I apologize for that, and yes, the question was because I felt this was a fairly petty thing for someone to become so concerned about. If you are concerned with the situation as a whole, though, and not the attempt at in-game thievery, then that is a different situation entirely.
The Morphling wrote:
Another thing that bugs me is when a player looks at the GM and says "Give me a Will save." Especially when this is the eleventh time this evening that I've repeated the phrase "Okay, which monster? Against what? Which variety of Evil Eye are you using this time?" (It's probably baseless, but when I hear "Slumber Hex" every time I say "Ok, he failed, what did you use?" and "Evil Eye" every time I say "he made the save, what hex were you using?" it gets suspicious.)
The proper response to this behavior after about the third time they do this is pick up the die, drop it while looking them in the eye and say 'It makes the save' before the die stops moving. :P
To add to the list:
Player: I pick up a small stone before we go in.
Perhaps he meant it to be friendly and it just didnt come off that way. Tone aside (since you cant read tone accurately from text), the comment you made when he said he was going to try to steal it could possibly have added to the awkwardness of the situation.
Im not saying the situation is your fault, because you didnt start it, but you seem awful annoyed by this even now, (presumably) days after the fact, over a small trinket that, as you said, didnt have a magical or practical use.
Companions like Familiars, are restricted to Bestiary stats. You run them right as they are out of the book, save for specific adjustments applied by your class abilities.
Wellllll, yes and no.
Yes, cause both sets of stats come from the Bestiary.
No, cause the familiar likely only has a single set of stats in the book, whereas an animal companion has 2 oftentimes. One for general monster use, and another for when it is an animal companion.
Specifically, it would probably be a jerk move to request the GM to audit the character. However, as other people have said, if you simply asked the guy how he got his damage so high on a twf character, he'd likely be willing to share.
"Do you mind if I ask how you are doing so much damage? Ive considered building a character similar to that, but couldnt figure out any way to get damage to a point that I liked."
If he says he does mind sharing, that might be a hint to the GM to question it themselves.
Personally, Id be concerned with his stat array before his damage output. 25 Str and 19 Dex (required for Greater TWF, which would get him the 6 attacks, unless he has Haste boots) will eat up a LOT of your stat points.
2 Weapon Spec
My wife and I raffle some of ours off during our game days, with the proceeds going to the 'GM Fund'. We used to just do a $20 gift certificate to the store we play at, but lately weve been adding boons, dice, and other things, which has significantly raised the amount people are willing to donate.
The one thing I do have happen though is that once the AC has completed the last action it was commanded, it refuses to participate further in the combat (or any future combats) and its actions at that point go, basically, to 'Guard the body'.