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Justin McNeely wrote:
Sent to you again, Bob, but since this is response number three at this point, can this message act as my response?
I wouldn't count on it, though I just sent him a FB message telling him you posted here about this, in case he misses the email again (which I assume you did send, based on your post).
Risen Demon wrote:
I would suggest still contacting them, yes. I used to be on that list and lived an hour or so from the main shop I coordinated at. Even if they don't coordinate anything near you, they might know who to point you towards. :)
PFS 00-01: The Silent Tide
PFS 01-46 Eyes of the Ten, Part 1: Requiem for the Red Raven
PFS 02-21 The Dalsine Affair
PFS 03-02 Sewer Dragons of Absalom
PFS 04-11 The Disappeared
PFS 05-01 The Glass River Rescue/ 05-14 Day of the Demon
PFS 06-07 Valley of the Veiled Flame
PFS 07-17 Thralls of the Shattered God
So I want to make sure Im understanding a few things correctly that are included in the rules, cause they are a bit different than previous years, iirc.
These aren't spoilers for the scenario itself, but in the interest of not spoiling anything for anyone, Im spoiling the questions. Please spoil your answers.
1. Using these pregens only for the mod? So if someone does have a goblin PC that's still 1-2 they cant play it in this? I believe in all previous instances it was allowed. Either that or the scenario itself allows it (which this one does, too, but that's not the point) and I just mistakenly allowed it anyway. If that is the case I assume its cause the pregens are all npc classes and a PC class would outshine them, which is understandable.
2. The chronicle doesn't seem to grant a conditional second PP for playing the thing ON Free RPG Day 2016 like the past couple have. I assume this was intentional, considering the boon (which I LOVE, btw. It's hilarious and awesome).
3. Assuming 2 is correct, then while I applaud the efforts for the reduced amount to Raise the character is the pregen should die, it falls short of actually mattering for those most likely to die, the brand new player, as they wont have the ability to have earned 2 PP to use for the Raise...
Am I missing anything here?
Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
For the last 3 years in the Marriott my room had a fridge in it each time. An empty one to store stuff.
Also, for those wondering about food, if nothing else there is a vendor for the convention center literally right outside the Sagamore. If you walk out of the straight straight forward from the stage (or where it has been and I assume will continue to be) it'll be on your left in the hallway.
Occasionally visited by celebrities (I saw Wil Wheaton there once).
If you mean you saw Wil Wheaton there and it was during Gencon, its cause he goes to Gencon. But apparently he considers it a pretty crass if you come up and gush at him while he's there. He is just attending the con like any other gamer and doesn't want to be treated special just cause he's him.
I walked by him in the dealer hall a couple years ago and almost made the mistake of being like 'Hey dude, Tabletop is awesome.', but remembered at the last second. :P
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Things I would like to see:
~Links to PFS-related blog posts
William Ronald wrote:
Companies do try out rules sets.
1. I fully believe that the alternate rules presented in Pathfinder Unchained is a test of possible new rules for an eventual Pathfinder 2.0. They wanted to see player reaction to those before deciding if they are something theyd want to incorporate into a new edition.
2. I do NOT think Starfinder is Pathfinder 2.0, as its backwards compatible with existing Pathfinder rules.
I wont force you to roleplay, but if youre gonna make rolls, its likely that I will ask you what you are saying. Im not the most eloquently worded person myself, so if youre more comfortable giving me something like "I ask him about the missing dagger." instead of "Sir, I was wondering what information you might have about the missing dagger?" then you'll get no flack from me for it. I just want something more than "Diplomacy! 20! Yes!" :P
Unless something has changed, you can already use your GM star replays to get a second GM credit for a scenario.
I see quite a lot of Kitsune and almost none of the rest.
I'm the only person I know with a Wayang character, and it's a Witch that is a birthday party clown as his day job.
That one kid at every party who's afraid of clowns? That's the kid who beat the save to see through the Hat of Disguise. ;)
Da Wander wrote:
Perhaps he cast it on a glove? or a piece of jewelry? or ... something? I have mine cast on a tongue ring... so when I smile flames sparkle between...
This was going to be my suggestion, too. If he cast it on the glove, you could wear the glove all the time and take it off when you need to make use of darkness, instead of the spell being cast on your hand and putting the glove on for darkness.
Alternatively, a ring? Burnt out ioun stone and then implant it?
If the party got the BBEG and ran away without even attempting a fight, I would:
1. Make sure to mark any and all items they hadn't earned off of the sheet.
They still get full exp/PP/Fame.
Until there are actual goals released for modules and APs, they technically exist outside of of the Society, so the Society itself doesn't have way of gauging whether or not you did the best thing. You still get experience cause you did some adventuring, and you still get Fame/PP cause the Society does recognize that you did something noteworthy, but they cant penalize you for something you did in your downtime.
I like to think of them as 'extended Day Jobs'. Sort of. :p
You aren't compelled to buy an updated item.
Splat books don't get updates, so your version is a perfectly fine source, even if the item gets updated in another book. If you still want a Jingasa or another updated item and your source is the originally-worded splatbook, you may want to go online and print the newer wording from there, just so you have the current wording with you, but there will be no need to rebuy the book as it isn't updated.
As for the hardbound books, the ones that do get updates, just print out the changelog and stick the papers inside the front cover of the book. No repurchase required.
Also, if you have the PDF of the hardbound books, those DO get updated, and the new version is then put into your downloads for free. You don't have to rebuy it just cause it gets updated.
Hope that helps! :)
I don't mind the nerf itself, I just think it was nerfed into the 'I probably wont ever buy one of these' range. Changing from Luck to Deflection is huge, IMO.
Im actually more annoyed that I need to go back and figure out how many, if any, of my characters have any of these things so I know what I want/need to sell back. :P
Im that guy.
I ran Eyes of the Ten last year and was going to have 2 gunslingers. Apparently neither of them had been tracking ammo for awhile. I did some math and told them to spend 3000 and 5000 respectively based on my math (which they agreed was a reasonable number of shots per scenario over the career of the character) and that would catch them up to date. Anything else theyd need for Eyes and beyond, theyd still need to purchase.
Arrows may be cheaper, but its a necessary expense.
1. Havent looked at it in awhile, but Im pretty certain you have to buy the parcel of land of your choice at the time you receive the chronicle. You cant hold off until later and then by 5 parcels on 5 different chronicles all at once.
2. This is false. Day Jobs and Land Rush are fine together. Some of the Land Rush even give bonsues to Day Jobs.
Andrew Christian wrote:
I think youre right, Andy. That said, assuming the ruling falls the way we both think it should, might I suggest clarifying language being added differentiating between 'Assigning' a chronicle and 'Applying' a chronicle? That seems like it would be beneficial in clearing up the language and the intended meaning.
The credit for playing the pregen HAS to go a 1st level character or a character of lower level than the pregen.
However, you CAN play (for example) a 7th level pregen even if you have a 7th level character. Just cause you have a character available in tier of the adventure doesn't mean you have to play it in that adventure.
As far as the character paperwork:
Before Kristen and I stepped down, she kept a log similar to this, though she used Excel and colored the cells instead of using letters.
Once Core was added, she just duplicated the lists of scenarios and started another section for that.
We don't do upkeep on it now that we've retired from VO service, but I think a couple other people here still use it. We've mostly moved over to the PFS Sessiontracker site that Auke advertised awhile back.
Michael Meunier wrote:
One other quick note that I haven't seen addressed, if you're flying and don't want to spend big $$ on bag fees, only bring the GM gear you need. Pre-plan your minis so you're not bringing a ton for example. Books-on-device are essential to making this work. Also, flip-mats are your friend (especially when, after you printed one out, someone spills Dew on it first slot...).
Two notes to help enhance Michael's points:
1. The pogs from the Bestiary boxes tend to be lighter and take up less space than actual minis, so you might want to go for those instead if you have them available. And YES, only pack the ones you need.
2. Ive seen several people plan to just use their Paizo credit in the booth real quick to get the flipmat they need real quick for a slot. Just a general heads up, if this year is like previous years, you will NOT be given line cutting priveleges just because you are a GM and need to get something for your game before the slot starts. And Paizos vendor line tends to be long. So do your best to bring everything you need with you or make arrangements to borrow it from someone else who has it (who you trust not to forget to pack it).
Since I keep most of my character sheets on HeroLab now, I just glue the sheets and boons and such to the back of my iPad for safe keeping.
Kristen's is actually Saturday, but we figured it would be easier to go someplace nice for dinner with friends on Sunday night after the con is over than to try to arrange everyone having the same slot off.
1. Stars are not always a good indicator of quality. That's not me calling out anyone in particular, but a lot of starts =/= a good Gm automatically.
2. Unless they've changed how theyre assigning scenarios this year, Im pretty sure at PaizoCon and Gencon you don't have to have 4/5 stars to run the 4/5 star Special scenarios. That would be too limiting on the schedule and people.
Michael Eshleman wrote:
I was the one organizing those tables. I appreciate very much your willingness to step up like that. It helped us a lot in speeding up the process in getting players seated with the quests. :)
1. Im talking about just the penalties, not the benefits.
2. If you don't like what I said, good for you. All of the penalties for deafness are things the player can impose on themselves with or without the GM's permission, at least sort of, anyway.
-4 Init? Delay in combat.
All of this could be crossing the Don't be a Jerk line, but that's why I suggested asking the other players.