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Goblin Squad Member. FullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 153 posts (177 including aliases). No reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 9 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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Osirion **

I'm doing the same thing and if you read through the rules attached for the chronicles, I'm handing the chronicles out at the times specified in the sanctioned rules. Ex: I'll be handing out the chronicle for Snows of Summer once they get through P5 in the story.

EDIT: I guess I should clarify that I think all the players are creating a new PFS character to apply this to, but it definitely can go to existing characters.

Osirion **

I used the ARG version and set my Kitsune as a "refugee" in Cheliax. As for the rest of the story... that's a story for another time.

Osirion **

One of the boons states both as acceptable sources. If you want a Tien-specific Kitsune, use the DEG, if you want a more generic Kitsune, use the ARG.

Osirion **

Carlos Robledo wrote:


Right, but I think what the OP was asking is if he COULD retrain all his levels. Which I think we all agree is ok. Just super expensive

There was another post that I read, that implied something along what I was saying, but I could have read it wrong.

Agreed, if you have the gold and PP to retrain, go for it, but like what was said earlier, this is a playtest and just because there is something you like about a class now, doesn't mean that it will still be there when the book is released.

Osirion **

Remember if you have a level in one of the new classes, alternate classes list, you cannot take the new class, or the other way around as well.

EX: I have a 5th level Fighter and want to take a level of the Brawler class. I cannot retrain one of the fighter levels into the new class, nor can I take a level of Brawler class when I level to 6. If I wanted to make use of the Brawler class, I would have to retrain all 5 levels to Brawler and then I will not be able to take additional levels of Fighter or Monk.

Osirion **

If you "pull" the image out of the PDFs, they usually don't have the extra stuff on them. They are usually multi-layer images, and when you copy out the image, you should just get the main layer. There are a few of the older scenarios that aren't like that, but most are good.

Osirion **

I agree it takes time and looks fuzzy, but it isn't as hard to make them 1" squares as it seems to be. The only issue I've had converting maps to a roughly 1" square is the maps that have 1 square = 10 feet. Those are hard to make work. The players at my tables LOVE seeing the actual maps for the custom maps in the scenarios since it makes it more immersive for them. I know it isn't cost effective for everyone to do so, but I've got resources to make it happen. Also, if they do include the maps with 1" squares, the files themselves would be HUGE.

Osirion **

www.cogcongaming.com will have the information on it once we have the dates set. The date may be set already, but the site just hasn't been updated.

Osirion **

Thanks for the information. I'll plan on online and if there are people wanting to get together, I can run stuff as well.

Osirion **

I didn't realize how may total tables we had, but things are looking up for CogCon again. I want to thank Barb and Allen for getting this organized every year with the help of the S&T Gaming Association. If it wasn't for them, there wouldn't be a CogCon.

Also, a big thanks to everyone who judged and to the Venture Officers who made the trip to Rolla with prize support.

There were lots of new players this year and I hope to keep seeing them in the future.

Osirion **

I know it's kind of short notice, but I want to see if I need to pack my PFS gear. I'll be in Buffalo NY from October 4rd to October 9th and was wondering if there were any PFS games that I could join while my wife is attending a conference there. Travel distance is limited, but I will have transportation available. Also, play time isn't a limiting issue, as long as I know when we will be starting. If you don't want to post publicly, I'll be glad to talk in private messages.

I know that there are online PFS games available as well, but I'm not 100% certain what my Internet access is going to be (ie. hotel, hotspot, etc..).

Osirion **

11 days and counting. I'm looking forward to see everyone again, and see the new faces that show up.

Osirion **

I cannot wait for this to happen. If you are planning on going, please, please, please go sign up on Warhorn. This will help with mustering for each slot. While I won't be playing Bonekeep, this is the perfect opportunity to get parts 1 and 2 in during the same weekend.

Osirion **

CRobledo wrote:
What I am hearing is I need to make a new character that worships Drandle Drang.

I can see it now.

<Character intro>
I'm <name>. My goal in life is to become Drandle Drang's messenger so I can wake up Pathfinders in the middle of the night and send them on time sensitive, dangerous missions, where the previous group of Pathfinders sent has yet to return. What do you mean "What holy symbol is that?"? It's a symbol of Drang in his youth.
<End intro>

Osirion **

I forgot about this thread. My Dwarven Cleric of Sarenrae (Ivan Rockbreaker) from Osirion turned 12 a while back.

Osirion **

MrSin wrote:
Netopalis wrote:
As long as Pathfinders are being sent on ridiculously dangerous missions with insufficient preparation, there will always be a storyline for them. Given that the next season is set in the Worldwound, the idea that we no longer need the Shadow Lodge sort of makes me chuckle.
Perhaps every mission from now on will be opened by "Good News everyone!" to make them sound less dangerous?

I was thinking more of the midnight wake up calls by Declan (Drendal) Dreng where is was so important that you went immediately even though he had sent other pathfinders before you.

Bring him back and we'll have some fun. :)

Osirion **

I've gone with a Kitsune Fighter who will be a "grapple, DEX fighter" and all the normal feats going to Magical Tail and the fighter bonus feats going toward replacing STR modifiers with DEX modifiers (ex. Weapon Finesse). His main stats are DEX and CHR and is a very good talker (traits to add CHR skills as class skills.) He won't be very effective in combat until about 4th level, but is an absolute blast to play so far. He is also a Chelaxian native with an interesting back story.

Osirion **

We are currently planning a 2-slot Saturday game day, but have do not have a venue set. Once we have a venue and date, I'll try to make a post on here to advertise it.

Osirion **

Thanks to everyone who made it. We had a good turnout and as far as I can tell, everyone had fun.
A big thanks to the St Louis VOs for bringing a contingent down and running quite a few 4-EX tables.

Osirion **

What they said above. Plus there is an entire Google Group devoted to online play.

Google Group

Osirion **

As far as I know, there wasn't enough interest. I do know that we are going to try and get this years GenCon special for the Fall CogCon. Now, I don't think I'll end up going to GenCon this year, but I do know quite a few people who are going so we'll have the judge pool for it.

Osirion **

Congrats Nathan. See you in a month in Rolla. :)

Osirion **

And I've got a Warhorn link now. If you have a request, or question, either message me here, or email barb@cogcongaming.com

Osirion **

Christopher Rowe wrote:
noswald wrote:
As long as you sort out the different areas (Forest, Urban, Dungeon) and only use the specific area for the module, (I forgot to separate the areas and ended up getting a cliff in the middle of Magnimar and just went with it) it actually runs well with the deck. The next time I ran with the deck, it was lots of fun, even to a couple people who normally don't like the chase scenes.
Y'know, as it happens, there is a cliff in the middle of Magnimar. It separates the upper city district of Naos from the Lowcleft and Dockway neighborhoods.

Looks like Heidmarch manor is close enough to the cliff for this to work... but it seriously derailed the chase.

Osirion **

As long as you sort out the different areas (Forest, Urban, Dungeon) and only use the specific area for the module, (I forgot to separate the areas and ended up getting a cliff in the middle of Magnimar and just went with it) it actually runs well with the deck. The next time I ran with the deck, it was lots of fun, even to a couple people who normally don't like the chase scenes.

Osirion **

Also, a bunch of local conventions have been getting access to it as long as they are able to make a minimum of 4 (5?) tables. I'm not sure where you are located, but make sure you check out the Grand Lodge section here and also the Events page to see if anything is being run near you.

Osirion **

I know they aren't actual Society adventures, but don't forget about the sanctioned modules. I know there was a post on here awhile back about the path to get to about level 18 using modules. I'll see if I can dig it up and link to it.

As for having more 12+ official scenarios, I'm good with having Eyes of the Ten and the occasional Convention Special. It gives those that truly want to play their character another option and not just be limited to modules.

EDIT: dang you and your ninja Walter

Osirion **

Deussu wrote:

Each scenario tends to get its own GM Discussion thread. These often contain links to some certain templated creature not featured in the scenario with stat blocks.

Personally I like the mental exercise in adding a template to a creature.

I liked the challenge of applying the template myself, but then I found a link to this monster advancement tool on d20pfsrd. It has saved me time and mistakes when changing creatures. I don't think it has all the monsters in there, but definitely has the majority of them.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3049811/pub/PRPG%20Monsters.htm

Osirion **

The Gaming Association at Missouri S&T presents their Spring Game Day, Friday evening, March 8 and Saturday, March 9.

This event is free, however donations will be accepted to defray the costs of the game day.

This event will be held at the Havener Student Center on the Missouri S&T Campus in Rolla, MO.

We will be offering all available Year 4 modules including #4-EX: Day of the Demon. If there is enough interest, we are also planning on running Pathfinder Society Special: Blood Under Absalom.

I will update this post once I have a link to the Warhorn site.

Hope to see you there. If you have any questions, feel free to post here or contact me and I'll see if I can get them answered.

Osirion **

I don't mind templating out the monsters. It may be tedious, but someone has to do it.

Osirion **

Along these lines, I don't go all out on the handouts, but I do take the time before hand to make my own printed document that has all the stat blocks for each sub-tier. This way, the only thing I have to print out is the handouts, chronicles, and the stat blocks. I do configure the templates, if any, for the NPCs/monsters. It makes it easier for me to then run the scenario from my tablet and not have to worry about flipping pages to make sure I get the right encounter stats. I've only got a few completed, but as I prepare to judge a new scenario, I add these to my collection. I'd be willing to share what I have with anyone who wants it. Just send me a message.

Osirion **

If you want a TPK for #20,000, make sure Kyle Baird runs something high. He's a pushover at the lower levels. :P

Osirion **

As far as I know, you can make up just about anything for continuity sake between the faction leaders. I don't think there were any explicit stories on the change of power and the addition of the new factions. I could be wrong about this as my Golarion history roll is only a +3.

You could look at the changes from season 2 to 3 as being, the people giving the missions from season 0-2 are subordinates of the new faction head, or that the current faction leaders are working with the faction leaders from season 0-2 and share the same goal. Most of my players wonder why certain factions were paired up with others for the early scenarios, but just go with it except with certain alignments (LG) and factions (Silver Crusade) not doing the mission given by the Andoran faction leader.

Osirion **

Here's a link to a post where someone has a Season 0-2 handout for faction missions. I've decided to use this for my players now even though they are well versed in the faction conversions already.

Osirion **

I've not looked at the races from this book yet, so I'm not familiar with any races from it. Once I have time to look at these new books, I might voice my opinion.

Osirion **

Thomas Graham wrote:
James Apostolou wrote:
I will let Andrew know that you offered him a Kitsune. His head may implode though :D He may offer you a kidney Chris!!

Dunno about a kidney, but yeah I'd trade if I had anything to offer. Only been playing since June in PFS. So got little to trade.

I could offer you one wicked little VC though... He won't play his Gobbo in my games.

I'd be willing to send my Kitsune boon as well with nothing in return. I've got the Kitsune/Nagaji/Wayang boon and I doubt I'll play a Wayang.

Osirion **

Curaigh wrote:
guide to PFS OP, pg 13 wrote:
If you have a great idea for a paladin of the Cheliax faaction, then play that character.
and I cannae find it now, but there is something about following orders puts the evil act upon the one ordering, not the one performing. Some discretion still required.

It's in the guide to PFS, but it also states that Paladin code trumps the evil act falling to the superior.

Osirion **

As far as I can tell it is allowed since the Field Guide is Core assumption. I don't think it skews the WBL curve by much so it isn't overpowered. Also, you still have to have the fame available for the total price of the item, even if you receive a discount.

If I'm mistaken, please let me know. I don't have many Qadiran players in my area, so I don't know this vanity well.

Additional Resources wrote:

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Pathfinder Society Field Guide

All rules in this book are legal for play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play, and this book is considered part of the Core Assumption.

Osirion **

Agreed. This couldn't have been pulled off without the help of the judges over the weekend. We ran a total of 42 table including 10 for the special. I've finished inputting the data for CogCon 22 and if there are any mistakes, please let me know so I can fix them.

Osirion **

I must have missed that in the new guide. That will make it a little less deadly for some characters, even though they are still 1st level. Sorry for the misinformation and have fun with it.

Osirion **

Master of the Fallen Fortress is a 1st level, no XP character. That's part of the draw since you can have people who have been playing forever and noobs together at the same table and have a blast.

While I would love to join in on the fun, I'm limited on travel with 2 kids under 4 at home. If you can make it, I recommend it.

Osirion **

Thanks to everyone who made it to CogCon this past weekend. We had more people show then we anticipated, but I don't think anyone was turned away. There were a total of 40+ table over the 5 slots of PFS.

If you get a chance and are within driving distance to Cape Girardeau, MO head over to Brewfest and enjoy some PFS and locally brewed beer.

Osirion **

One week until CogCon. If you are planning on attending and have yet to sign up, please do so on our Warhorn site. Have a good weekend and for those attending, have a safe trip.

Osirion **

When the module was first ran, that was the only option Pegastar. With the newest version of the guide, it has amended that to include both options mentioned here.

Osirion **

Our PFS selection has grown. Check out our Warhorn page to sign up.

Slot 1 - Oct 19 - 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
The Cyphermage Dilemma
3-19 The Icebound Outpost
4-03 The Golemworks Incident
Open Library

Slot 2 - Oct 20 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Cyphermage Dilemma
2-20 Wrath of the Accursed
3-12 Wonders in the Weave Part 1: The Dog Pharaoh's Tomb
Open Library

Slot 3 - Oct 20 - 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Cyphermage Dilemma
3-14 Wonders in the Weave Part 2: Snakes in the Fold
4-01 Rise of the Goblin Guild
4-05 The Sanos Abduction
4-06 The Green Market
Open Library

Slot 4 - Oct 20 - 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Race for the Runecarved Key

Slot 5 - Oct 21 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4-01 Rise of the Goblin Guild
4-04 King of the Storval Stairs
4-05 The Sanos Abduction
Open Library

As always, if you have a specific scenario you would like to see ran, please let me know here, or email barb@cogcongaming.com.

Osirion **

I've not seen any PCs, but there is a scenario with a ScrollMaster and the PCs were like WTF?

I don't think it is practical for Society play since there is no crafting rules and gold is limited, but I would enjoy seeing a ScrollMaster at a table I'm judging just to see the reaction on the other players faces when you pull out scrolls for a shield and weapon.

Osirion **

I make a digital backup of all my paperwork for my characters, but still have everything on paper with me. Now, I'm cutting down on paper when I judge by only printing the handouts and chronicles and using my Eee Pad for the scenario. Now, I do copy out stat blocks for certain things so I don't have to switch between PDFs in the middle of a slot, but still much less paper and ink used this way.

Osirion **

Lem_Furryfeet wrote:


Our group of five players with level 13.2 PCs are signed up and ready to play RftRK on October 20.

Awesome. We're still working out who will be running that table, but it will be a blast no matter who ends up running it. Thanks for getting registered early so we know what we are up against.

Osirion **

Jiggy wrote:

Did some math: if you have 30ft move speed and you "run" (4x move), you go 120ft in 6 seconds which translates to about 13.6 mph. This puts a mere double move at half that, or 6.8 mph.

A horse (an unencumbered horse, that is) has a move speed of 50ft. A double move (100ft/rd) is about 11.4 mph. Running would be 22.7 mph.

Take from that what you will.

Are you an engineer by trade?

Nice job with the math though. :)

Osirion **

Jiggy wrote:


@noswald: Careful! Remember that it makes no mention of obscuring mist in its rules, and the fog only fills the one square, not the whole radius of obscuring mist.

Yeah, I just reread it and realised I misread it for #3. It doesn't say anything about the "caster" but about those outside the radius of the fog.

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