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Goblin Squad Member. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 183 posts (210 including aliases). No reviews. 1 list. No wishlists. 16 Pathfinder Society characters. 2 aliases.


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Scarab Sages ***

They were ahead of themselves this year. Thanks for getting this to us quickly.

Paizo Blog

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In the past, they have had the Society relevant files up on the Wednesday before. I would check back late Wednesday or early Thursday.

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Awesome job Eric. Glad to see you finally got that 5th star.

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Smoke & Mirrors wrote:

not sure how I can keep the flavor of Smoke and re-skin into a Unchained Summon.

So, I'm fishing for help converting my 4th level Summoner, trying hard to keep the flavor...

Background. Mirrors is an Azata Blooded Aasimar, a well-to-do rich kid who in his adolescence slipped off with some of his fathers cigars ("he'll never notice them missing) to try out smoking. Mostly with the expected results (got sick). But he found that when he tried to blow smoke rings (something he had seen his father do) he kept getting humaniod shapes.... several weeks and a number of cigars later and he found he could create "almost real" shapes. Being a young male with a normal imagination, his "imagined shape" began to take on the shape often imagined by young adolescent males... you get the idea. Now add in a touch of Anime - and perhaps a splash of succubus (but not evil). And you have Smoke.

Table Tent describes him like ths: Summoner/"Party Face" - Azata Blooded Aasimar, Silver Mirrored Eyes, white hair, Golden Halo, Dressed in brightly colored silks and leather lamellar armor - he often has "Smoke" hiding near by.

Mirrors calls up Smoke with a procedure that involves lighting up and "smoking" a cigar -

Smoke - Small Humaniod Eidolon. NOT a combat creature. At the first sign of combat, Mirrors will normally "send her away". She is VERY SHY, and hides all the time (and is very good at not being seen). She is very curious - kind of like a kitten - and always looking for hidden things - and good at finding them.
Feats: 1) Extra Traits (Kobold neighbor & Inspired), 2) Skill Focus (Stealth)
Evolution Points: 1)Skilled (Stealth), 2) Skilled (Perception), 3) Skilled (Disable Device), 4) Scent, 5) Climb, 6-7) Flight (just gave her this one, and haven't used it yet, so not sure what her wings look like. Butterfly wings maybe? or more like a succubus?).

So - how do I convert this? I've got a "Rich Kid" Summoner with a "Sex Kitten" Eidolon who many people will think is just imaginary... 'cause they never see it.

Remember, that any summoner that was level 2 and played at least once before April 27, is grandfathered in as the APG summoner. This means that those that had their builds before don't have to change. You get the choice to rebuild into the unchained summoner if you want, but it is not required.

Scarab Sages ***

I would like to try as well. Looks cool.

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Wraith235 wrote:

yes I have had a witch in the group .. and yes I have dealt with high level / High DC Slumber Hex - but even those only last Rounds / level + there are ways around it (if he has friends they can take a standard action to slap their boss and wake him up) and then he generally cannot be hexed again for 24 hours

this one is Days / level ... and restricts you to a single move action that if you cannot move 65+ feet in 1 move action AND if the scenario is not a "Fight till the death" Situation there is no way around it (mind affecting aside) AND its a 3rd level spell maybe Im missing the mark but there are very few total shutdown spells at 3rd lvl with a duration greater than rounds / level

This is a rough spell, but as was stated earlier, martial types can also end the BBEG in one round. Color spray is another save or suck spell that can end combat quickly, especially when paired with a Heaven's Oracle with Awesome Display. Anything can break a combat, but I agree with nosig that casters do usually receive the brunt of the "this is broken" conversation.

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nosig wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Blackbot wrote:

You obviously never had a witch in your party, Wraith.

"The man turns around. 'Who are you?'"
"I slumber him."
"We take away his weapons and tie him up."

Fight over.

Dm: You are so losing prestige for looting the Venture Captain Prior to the mission briefing.
Can't be. VCs always make their save.

You need to quit targeting Drendle Drang, we all know he is immune to sleep spells.

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I just wanted to post a thank you to those who have been going back and helping fix mistakes. While I don't do a lot of programming, I work in IT and I know that there is so much going on in the background of these websites that take up so many IT man-hours. Also, the VOs who have access to change these, didn't have to help out and it is appreciated.

Here's hoping the next few months of changes in the background go smoothly.

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The odd thing with all this was I ended up with more tables of credit then I remembered having. This must have been one of the other fixes that were talked about. I couldn't find it, but I remember (correctly or not) that there was an issue with some of the modules not reporting as 2 credits before. Looks like that was the fix for me. I was able to change the Spire tables I ran, so that was easy enough. The Thornkeep table was a little tougher, but was fixed. I'm not running into the Blakros Matrimony issue, as I've not played or judged it yet. I am looking forward to it, the Blakros family is an interesting one.

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trollbill wrote:
I'm missing Blackros Matrimony too. This must be Tancred Desimire's handy work.

Actually, whenever something like this happens, it seems more the work of Drendle Drang.

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Aaron Motta wrote:
Cort Odekirk wrote:
We had some issues in the data where scenarios with multiple levels (Emerald Spires is a good example) were reported as the base scenario instead of as an individual level (the new system won't let you do that anymore). Since we don't allow credit for the same scenario twice, this meant the GM lost credit (players still received it fine). Since we didn't know which levels to assign those to, we set the migration to set any unidentified level to the 1st level for the scenario (no way to tell which level was intended). If you are loosing credit because you have multiple sessions set to the first level for a scenario, going back and setting the scenario to the correct level will restore your credit.

Cort:

Are you sure the problem doesn't extend to all tables of multi-level dungeons? I'm 99.9% certain we did NOT report the various levels of Emerald Spire as the base scenario (I can confirm when I can get with the VC), yet my GM credit for levels 2 and 3 are gone.

In other words, can you find any examples in the data where a GM (who hasn't gone back and fixed it) shows credit for more than one table of Emerald Spire?

There was a bug previously that removed all the Emerald Spire sections and replaced it with a Generic entry. That would be where they are getting the bas scenario entry from. I know that I am missing 2 Emerald Spire tables that were subject to that same bug. I've just got to find that info, but won't get home for quite a while to look it up.

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For Spire, you need to make sure all the Spire modules are available in the event. I saw this as well this morning, but I need to go to a table audit as well as it looks like I lost a table or 2 of Spire credit.

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While playing in a group with a lecherous bard, I realized my character had access to a partially charged wand of Share Memory.

PRD wrote:
You momentarily link your mind with the target and share a single memory of no longer than 1 minute. You can show the target one of your memories, show the target one of its own memories, or view one of the target's memories.

Once we had obtained the information we needed from the people, he immediately looked at me and said "And now the fun beings." Wanting to impart a memory of his onto the NPC.

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Just like any build, it depends on if it fits or not. I have an alchemist who does a lot of damage, just with splash, so I took precise bombs as soon as I was able to.

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We will always find a way to get people playing. There has never been a problem with that as long as I can remember.

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2 weeks to go. We've added Bonekeep 3 to our events. Keep those signups on the Warhorn site coming.

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FiddlersGreen wrote:

If you're up for an early morning game, I'm in need of one more player for a legal table for The Merchant's Wake.

Click the link! =)

Thanks for the offer, but I've already played that scenario.

I've gotten a couple of replies here and if you want to play/GM, we might have a game going.

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I've got a group of people locally that I usually play with and missed a session due to unforeseen circumstances. We've been playing Destiny of the Sands and I need a group for Part 2. My preferred times are this Friday or Saturday night either at 7 or 8 PM CDT. I would appreciate anyone that can play, but if it doesn't work out, I totally understand.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that I would be playing a 3rd level Sorcerer, so tier isn't a limiting factor.

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I know it's convention season and GenCon starts tomorrow (I wish I was there), but it's time to start getting the word out for CogCon 24.

The Missouri S&T Gaming Association is happy to announce that CogCon 24 will be held in the Havener Center, on the Missouri S&T Campus in Rolla, Missouri, September 19 - 21, 2014. Come join us for three days of gaming!

Over 60 tables of gaming will be run, including year 5 scenarios, year 6 scenarios, and an open library.

We will be bringing back the famous CogCon Raffle, so come ready to win!

Scenarios will be added as the event gets closer. Want to volunteer to GM? Please contact us!

For more information please go to CogCon Gaming.

To Register please see our Warhorn site.

Scarab Sages ***

There are quite a few scenarios where identifying yourself as a Pathfinder makes things worse. I've had tables where "IN THE VC BRIEFING" they specifically say to hide your affiliation with the Pathfinder Society, that immediately start using their Society resources at the first sign of trouble. It makes for some interesting scenarios.

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Sior wrote:
noswald wrote:
Here's the link to the picture. I'm still trying to figure out what color to paint it. We use ABS plastic, so I'm going to use nail polish to paint it eventually.
Forgive my ignorance. With that material and process, is it possible to use a spray primer and your standard run-of-the-mill miniature paint (Reaper, Citadel, etc) to paint it? Or does nail polish just work better regardless? (Plus you get that glittery sparkle effect)

As far as I know you should be able to. I just have a lot of nail polish in my house (wife and 2 daughters) so I don't have to worry about buying the primer and paint.

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noswald wrote:
CathalFM wrote:
noswald wrote:
I have access to a 3D printer and decided to just print one myself. It's a multi-tailed fox, so not humanoid form, but close enough for what I want. I'll have to see if I can find the link again and post it here.

That is so friggin cool!

Any chance of you posting a pic of the outcome? Would love to see the results!

I've not painted it yet, but I can post the picture of the model later tonight, once I get home from work.

Here's the link to the picture. I'm still trying to figure out what color to paint it. We use ABS plastic, so I'm going to use nail polish to paint it eventually.

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CathalFM wrote:
noswald wrote:
I have access to a 3D printer and decided to just print one myself. It's a multi-tailed fox, so not humanoid form, but close enough for what I want. I'll have to see if I can find the link again and post it here.

That is so friggin cool!

Any chance of you posting a pic of the outcome? Would love to see the results!

I've not painted it yet, but I can post the picture of the model later tonight, once I get home from work.

Scarab Sages

I have access to a 3D printer and decided to just print one myself. It's a multi-tailed fox, so not humanoid form, but close enough for what I want. I'll have to see if I can find the link again and post it here.

EDIT: Found the link here. It may be a "premium" model, but if you sign into the website, you are allowed to download 10 premium models a month.

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Silent Tide (Season 0) is a good one to run quickly. One of my favorite modules to run is Rise of the Goblin Guild (Season 4) just because of all the Goblins. Mists of Mwangi (Season 0) is another fun one that fits in with a recurring theme of the Blackros family.

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June Soler wrote:

Is the scale on the map correct?

It appears to be. The scale is 1 square is 10 feet. Reading through the scenario, the rooms would be awfully cramped if they were 5 foot squares with all the stuff that is supposed to be in them. It makes it hard trying to print out the maps when they are 1 sq = 10 ft.

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If you don't like Sheila, you really wouldn't like Drendle Drang. He falls under the shady-looking guy in the tavern (my opinion). As for Sheila, I've always thought of her a one of the more friendly VCs. She is a great VC for Varisa and it make for some fun times RPing her with some of the PCs in my area.

I'm looking forward to Eyes as we have a fairly rounded out group here almost ready. As for the Decemvirate, I've always thought of them as slightly shady just because of the fact they hide their identities.

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The Free RPG Day mod from 2 years ago allowed the use of the pregens for that module only. This should apply this year as well since they will want to tempt players to get the ACG.

Now, do we have any word yet on if it will be sanctioned? I've been watching the thread on the product page, but nothing yet as far as I know.

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I got some inspiration on how to RP Lander from a few other people in my area who RP Taldon nobles. Cocky, arrogant, above everyone else... It gives a decent description of Lander in the module that helps.

I also gave the boons to the entire party since that's what it read like to me.

Unless you have a party of optimized PCs, Marek should dispatch the PCs easily, based on his stats. An 11th level Fighter against a group of level 1-5 PCs should be no-contest.

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Sorry, I hadn't been on this thread in a while. Just went and signed up on the new site... time to update my bookmarks. :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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..).

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

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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.

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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>

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

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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. :)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Google Group

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