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Has anyone gone through a period of time where there interest in running games is near zero. Every time I start a campaign either here on the boards or in real life its like pulling teeth to get my self interested in running it. I find my self wanting to do anything else but sit at the gaming table during sessions. I'm starting up a new group and I'm hoping a change of players will help...
Going to retcon your action a little Areth since you go before Tiyeri and Jastheriga is in desperate need of healing. You are down a first level spell as you will clw him.
Round 2 recap:
Gavin and Areth:
You both are able to identify that the spell cast on Mal is Hideous Laughter
Areth healing of Jasteriga:1d8 + 1 ⇒ (4) + 1 = 5
Mal will save vs Spell:1d20 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 7
Areth spellcrat to ID the spell being cast on Mal:1d20 + 2 ⇒ (19) + 2 = 21
Gavin spellcrat to ID the spell being cast on Mal:1d20 + 10 ⇒ (17) + 10 = 27
Attacks against party members:
Goblin vs Jasteriga:1d20 + 5 ⇒ (2) + 5 = 71d8 + 2 ⇒ (5) + 2 = 7
Goblin Vs Prone Mal:1d20 + 4 ⇒ (8) + 4 = 121d4 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4
Goblin Vs Laelynn:1d20 + 4 ⇒ (18) + 4 = 221d4 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5
Goblin Vs Jasteriga:1d20 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 81d4 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4
DM EYES ONLY PLAYERS KEEP OUT!!!:
Enchanter-9/9 Inspire courage +1 to attack and weapon damage, +1 to saving throws against charm and fear affects to all goblins.
Sorry to worry you guys but it took me 2 hours while at work just to update the list so forgot to add *'s every character submitted so far has been fine. And sorry Robert didn't mean to leave you off entirely...ironically your a forerunner right now so for you not to be listed is kind of funny
I'm interested as well I will whip up a warpriest ASAP! I have been a HUGE fan of Megans games for a while now(a few years) and even had the privilege of playing in one of them before life handed me a crap sandwich and I had to drop out.
GM Tribute wrote:
I don't know how far GamesPlus would be for you, its up in Schamburg, but their back half of the store is a dedicated play space and holds about 7 tables for games. I used to DM a group up there and could get you in contact with there current DM if you would like.
Just wanted to drop in and give a quick thanks to the web team and more specifically whom ever does the updates to the website. I just went into my downloads and saw that they had finally been sorted by publisher and organized much better. Its so much easier to find stuff now so again I say Thank you!
I understand this would be a HUGE(probably impossible) under taking but have you ever thought about recording these sessions for those of us sadistic enough to try to watch them? I would be so inclined if it were possible.
Yes GM Red please keep us in mind if we don't find anyone else.
I remember there used to be GM's lining up to run AP's even before the first book dropped a few years ago. Guess people like more prep time now.
another question. How much prep time does your GM have before a marathon is scheduled? If you're planning on doing the session the same month that the next book drops that means that at best your GM has weeks to prep which is amazing given he has to do the entire book in one shot.
Due to some rather poor DMing on my part(I split the party) the start of Skulls and Shackles gut suprimely messed up and now two of my players want to out right murder the first mate with the captains permission...
Worse yet is there is absolutely no party cohesion and I have a table of 7 players that are going in different directions...well except the two that are mentioned above.
Would you recommend swapping out Book 1 of Skulls and Shackles for book 1 of Serpents Skull instead in this case?
Don't read if you intend to play Serpents skull:
that way Iesha could be replaced with the first mate so the hunt could continue but being stranded on an island I'm kind of hoping will force party cohesion since they need to work together to survive and not be eaten by the cannibals.
If I were to do this what changes would this force to Skull and Shackles?
You ever have a bad night like this where the plot gets totally thown out the window?
My wife and I are interested in starting up a new gaming group in our home in Florissant, MO. Right now we have the GM(either me or my wife) and 2 players(who ever isn't GMing and my sister-in-law) . It will more than likely(like 99% sure) to be me running to start with and then once we get more comfortable with each other and my wife gets comfortable she might try running a few sessions.
Here is what we are looking for in players:
Other than that we're pretty flexible about who we play with. We are recently married and have just started going back to school on top of working so we're looking to do something together that can help de-stress from a long week of studying/classes.
Right now we're looking at every other Friday night to play. Once we figure out how life is going to work out with school we might consider Saturday/Sunday games as well but for right now lets try to shoot for Friday. As I mentioned we'll be using Pathfinder rules. We can discuss specifics later but I'll be running an AP(to be decided by the group) if I GM and I'm pretty sure my wife will want to do the same when she GM's.
Anyone interested can feel free to post here or ask for my contact info and I can PM it to you.
Oh I know Calistria is the good S&M god I just don't see Kyra being into it. She seems to prudish but then again...she's been with Meri for a while now...who knows maybe she's starting to lighten up. Hmm...that's kind of a pun when talking about a cleric of the sun God...
I know there are several threads around here where DM's complain about the players they had/have. So I thought why not start a thread where we can brag on our players a little bit.
What have been the situations that you totally expected to go one way but they found a creative way around your expectations? And it was so creative/unexpected you just had to make it work, even if it interfered with the next 10 sessions of plot.
I remember I was running Raise of the Runelords(AE) for a group of new friends. It was our second or third session playing together so we were kind of feeling each other out still. I had kind of expanded Aldern's character a little more than what was presented in the book to kind of foreshadow some of the future events(vague to avoid spoilers) and my party was convinced there was something up with this guy. It became a matter of obsession for the group almost and during this particular session they set up the Rogue on a date with him. The party Bard decided to tag along and make sure the rogue was safe. What made this a really memorable experience is these were two brand new players to any type of table top rpg so to see them step up and role play this date, which lasted like half the session, was just awesome. I wish I was that comfortable with my rp skills lol.
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
I don't see it being whips and chains interesting which Zon Kuton would smile upon. hmm...I like that alliteration...
If you had to fight an cleric of an evil God which God would you rather they represent? Which evil God's followers would you least like to battle against(to hard/scary/crazy)?
If Kyra converted over to be a follower of Zon Kuthon would you still be with her? You have to admit the sex might get a little more...interesting. Unless your not into pain play then it would be horrible.
Have you and her discussed the different moral standings between her goddess and yours? Has your difference in believes put any pressure on your relationship before?
Have any of your adventuring party ever gotten caught up in the moment after a victory against evil and taken things to a overly physical point with you or another party member and later regretted it?
I will +1 that Jester that's a heck of an idea and it kind of solves the issue that Sarah mentioned. The only issue I have with it is possibly switch out one of the freelancers for Crystal Frasier.
James Jacobs wrote:
Run in a seminar room for folks to watch you play. It wouldn't have to be a demo game but could be if you wanted...that would actually be a pretty great way to get new players into the game I would think. This is what gave me the idea. They've been running at PAX for years.
I started my own thread for this question as well but I thought I would ask here as well. Would you or any other staff member ever be interested in running a pathfinder campaign at PaizoCon where the players are Paizo staff members or other celebrities? I think there would be a rather large section of the fanbase that would be interested in seeing this and it would be a great first hand look at how to run games. Has this kind of thing ever been discussed in house before?
I was wondering if:
1) It would be possible to possibly have a slot for PaizoCon dedicated to watching celebrities playing Pathfinder? Kind of like Acquisitions Incorperated does at PAX.
2) If said celebrities could be Paizo staff?(James Jacobs, Lisa Stevens, Erik Mona, and Jason Buhlman(sp?) jump to mind as an awesome group for this).
3) If said celebrities could be a combination of Paizo staff/old TSR staff(Ed Greenwood comes to mind)?
4) If we could steal Will Wheaton(of former Acquisitions Incorperated fame) to participate in this as a celebrity?(I'm guessing not but its worth a shot).
5) If Paizo was willing to slot this how many fans of Paizo would be interested in such a thing? I know I would be.
Kyra I asked Meri if she'd thought about being wed to you and she ran away before answering the question so I'll ask you, has the topic of marriage come up between the two of you? If you were to have a wedding who, of your iconic friends, would you invite? And are there any that you would invite that would turn you down? I just recently got married and we invited over 150 people but only about 22 showed up...
Just wanted to pop in and say Congrats to Paizo for getting nominated for and winning 10 Ennies. That's super amazing and it shows you that we the fan's are behind you. Congrats and hopefully I will see you next year...still trying to convince my wife to let us go lol.
Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
hmm that was odd...well off to ask Kyra the same question *goes to find and resurrect the ask Kyra thread*
Not sure if this is where to put this but I'm sure if its the wrong spot one of our friendly mods will move it.
For those of you who are interested spoilered below is a bit of background that will help frame this a little.
Due to some irrelevant events in my wives past she has lost custody of all 6 of her children so I don't get much time with my kids. What time we do get is with only our 13 and 16 year old boys since her mom has custody of them and has agreed to let us see them. I hadn't met either of the boys until the day before my wedding 4 months ago so building our relationship has been...difficult to say the least. We also live 3 states away from them.
I just wanted to let everyone know I've successfully gotten my step son addicted to Pathfinder. I believe I've even managed to stave off his trying of 4th and possibly 5th edition in favor of Pathfinder though that surly wasn't my intent.
He's been expressing interest in table top gaming for a little while to me through our limited time together(see spoiler above) and with them visiting us for about 2 weeks I figured this would be a great time to try to get him into the fold. He had mainly expressed an interest in D&D because that's what his friends family plays so I was slightly concerned that he wouldn't take to Pathfinder. I got him the beginner box about a month ago and impatiently waited for the time to give it to him.
That time came on day 2 of their visit between doing other activities with the family. He saw the immense library of books I had down stairs where the boys were sleeping and started to ask me about them. After a few minutes of conversation I asked if he'd like to give Pathfinder a try and he said he would but didn't know where to get started. I just let out a casual laugh and gave him the beginner box. He's eyes went wide and immediately gave me a hug. I was actually taken aback by it because it was the first time that he'd hugged me when I wasn't leaving a visit so that was another monumental moment in our relationship. He then ran down stairs and tore it open. I haven't seen him this excited about something since we met and it felt good to know that it was something I have him that was bringing that Joy.
We were leaving about 15 minutes late to go see a movie and all the way there he talked about the type of character he wanted to play and even created a background off the top of his head. I knew then that we might have a success on our hands but I didn't know the level of it. We made plans to go to the game store the next day to get him a set of dice and some other books so he could start learning about Pathfinder. Being that he is 16 and incredibly mature and intelligent for his age I thought he could handle the full rule set so I planned on getting him the core rulebook.
The next day we went to the game store and he and his brother picked out their own sets of dice and we picked up the bestiary, the game masters guide, and a copy of Raise of the Runelords adventure path so he would have something to run his brother through when they went home. The store didn't have the core rulebook and we were slightly disappointed but I let him know he could use my autographed copy as long as he promised to be careful with it and didn't forget to give it back.
All the way home he sat in silence reading the bestiary and I knew he was hooked. He practically dragged me down to the basement where him and I started to work on his character as well as his brothers character. I had a work meeting I had to attend to unfortunately I had to leave soon after getting back from the store but my wife was nice enough to finish up all the characters so we could play when I got back.
I flew home after my meeting and we quickly scarfed down dinner and raced off to the basement. There we sat, him, my wife, my sister-in-law, his brother, and I around the table which I have spent many many hours playing pathfinder. It felt almost surreal to be sitting down here with two of my kids after just meeting them 4 months prier. We quickly wrapped up any final details on characters characters and then we were off to start the adventure.
We made it through my almost 2 hour role-play session in Sandpoint before the adventure even began and I found out what an amazing role player he is. Not only did I see him come out of his shell but he showed great innovation when interacting with the NPC's I had in town. We then set off on the actual adventure and made it through the first couple of rooms and played until about 2 in the morning before we had to call it quits so I could get some sleep. With in minutes he was on Skype telling his friend back home all about Pathfinder.
The last week and a half have been spent finishing up the beginner box and then transitioning to the full rules and starting on Carrion Crown. He's having a blast and every night after I get home from work I'm greeted by "Dad can we play Pathfinder?" I've created a bit of a monster but boy am I happy to have done it.
So are there any other step parents/parents that want to share their experiences here? Feedback is also appreciated.
Meri will we ever see you and Kyra in more casual wear, or dare even, fancy dresses?
Meri doesn't seem like the fancy dress type...but I'm sure Kyra could convince her to wear one if needed.
Meri speaking of fancy dresses have you given much thought to Marriage? Or are you and Kyra not at that stage in your relationship yet?
If you were to have a wedding who, of your iconic friends, would you invite? And are there any that you would invite that would turn you down? I just recently got married and we invited over 150 people but only about 22 showed up...
another question for you my lady, that is if you haven't stabbed me yet for my previous set.
If there was to be a Pathfinder Movie would you star in it? Who else would you like to see along side you(besides Kyra)?
Were you involved in either the GiantSlayer or Hells Rebels adventures at all? If so did you enjoy them?
What is it like being with someone who does exactly what you do? Do you find it unnerving that Kyra takes such risks with her life and that you could lose her at any moment due to the line of work you're in?
Did you enjoy being able to write for the AP line again? Its been brought up elsewhere that AP 100 will be your first solo credit since Brinewall Legacy.
Was it hard balancing writing an AP with the amount of other work you do for Paizo? Or did Lisa/the others give you a slight break to concentrate on writing?
Which of the Paizo Staff will be the next to author an AP Volume? or are you not ready to disclose this yet(since you mention not wanting to take limelight away from the 2015 AP's).
Its almost like there CEO was asked to analyze why TSR failed at a previous job or something...nah that's just nonsense lol.
mathpro18 - Well, taking a look at my hand-dandy Ultimate Campaign book under Moral Conflicts, I can see that a person can be guilty of murder but still be Chaotic Good, so you're fine on that front... but the important question is the rest of Who/Where/When/Why/What/How. What is murder and When is presumably recent, but Who was murdered, Where did it take place, Why did he do it, and How does he feel about the whole situation? If he murdered a minor lordling related to the Surtovas, the Swordlords might actually approve of this and be acting to help him hide out in the Stolen Lands for a while until everything blows over by granting him a charter. Or maybe they don't even know about the murder because it took place up in Port Ice or somewhere similarly distant within Brevoy. Playing a character guilty of murder isn't a problem... playing a character with a weak or inconsistent background is.
THANK YOU!!!! Don't worry I will have all the questions answered with my background.
DM I have a question for you. I'm taking the brigand trait as my capmaign trait. Would it be possible for my character to be running from a murder charge in Bevoy which is why he's come to the river kingdoms to hide? I don't want to play him as a murderer but I think it would be fun to play him as a person who has a short fuse. He obviously wouldn't continue killing people it would be more of a situation where his anger got the best of him and before he knew it there was a dead body at his feet.
Is this a little to close to evil for you?