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Imeckus Stroon

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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Tales Subscriber. 31 posts. No reviews. No lists. No wishlists.


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Great job Steev42! I've already ran Curse of the Crimson Throne in 3.5, but I'm now thinking of running it for a new group using pathfinder rules. So your conversions are invaluable! Thanks!!


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I've ran this module in 3.5 about a year ago. It was great, although a bit tough. Now for your questions:

1) We didn't level up during the adventure since it all happens during one night.

2) I used the NPCs to help my players during battles. I think it makes sense for everyone to contribute, since they are all in a dire situtation together.


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Just a few thoughts on the modules I've ran or played:

Tomb of the Iron Medusa: An excellent module featuring interesting combats and a rich backstory. Well done!

No Response From Deepmar: Couldn't find anything interesting in this module. Especially the story seemed bland..

Crypt of the Everflame: A tough dungeon-crawl, not ideal for inexperienced players.

Masks of the Living God: A great module not for combat-oriented players. Really enjoyed it!

Fangwood Keep: Played it recently, and had fun with it.


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Name: Lorenzo Feodor
Race: Human (Varisian)
Class/Level: Inquisitor of Pharasma 6
Adventure: Trial of the Beast
Location: Schloss Caromarc
Catalyst:

Spoiler:
Crashed to death by the Aberrant Promethean. Had a chance to run away, but didn't take it...


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Name: Lucian
Race: Human
Class/Level: Cleric of Pharasma 6
Adventure: Trial of the Beast
Location: Schloss Caromarc
Catalyst:

Spoiler:
Crashed to death by the Aberrant Promethean. Never stood a chance..


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Name: Alezandaru
Race: Human
Class/Level: Fighter 6
Adventure: Trial of the Beast
Location: Schloss Caromarc
Catalyst:

Spoiler:
The party decided to open all three doors leading to a certain black pudding at the same time (aka splitting). The poor fighter failed to close his door when everyone else did, and got devoured by the ooze. They didn't even find his bones...


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Name: Alezandaru
Race: Human (Varisian)
Class/Level: Fighter 4
Adventure: Trial of the Beast
Location: Karb's Isle Sanatorium (basement)
Catalyst:

Spoiler:

Alezandaru was the first to descend and was ambushed by 4 ghasts. He failed his second paralyzation saving throw, and two of the ghasts kept biting him until he died.


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Name: Father Lucian
Race: Human (Varisian)
Class/Level: Cleric of Pharasma 3
Adventure: Haunting of Harrowstone
Location: Nevermore ward
Catalyst:

Spoiler:
Getting bitten by dire rats summoned from the Splatterman (and an empowered magic missile).


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Name: Sir Tiberius Kane
Race: Human
Class/Level: Paladin of Iomedae 3
Adventure: Haunting of Harrowstone
Location: Nevermore ward
Catalyst:

Spoiler:
Getting hit by 2 maximized magic missiles from the Splatterman.


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Gluttony wrote:
paredrus wrote:

Just started running Haunting of Harrowstone for my group of players (all male):

LG Human Paladin of Iomedae
NG Human Cleric of Pharasma
NG Human Inquisitor of Pharasma
NG Human Fighter
CG Human Evoker

An entirely good-aligned party, nice.

I've yet to get a group who'll do that of their own free will. I look forward to the day it finally happens.

Well it's not entirely free will.. I strictly forbid evil alignments, and I strongly discourage even neutral ones. I like my players to be heroes! As Pendagast says used to be the norm back then.


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Just started running Haunting of Harrowstone for my group of players (all male):

LG Human Paladin of Iomedae
NG Human Cleric of Pharasma
NG Human Inquisitor of Pharasma
NG Human Fighter
CG Human Evoker


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Max hp for first level, and then roll two die and keep the better result.


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Back in the days, when I ran this, I created cards with 3 different checks with different DCs. Each card had an easy, a moderate and a hard DC, with different rewards depending on the check. My players had a blast and still remember the chase as one of the memorable moments in our gaming table.


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What dartnet ment, from my point of view, is the idea of running only Shattered Star, but in game at the same time as the other three campaigns.

I would wait to read the entire Shattered Star AP before trying something like that, but for now, I think the intention of ths AP is to revisit old locations, meet old friends etc, so your idea kind of ruins this intention.


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As a DM: The group is somewhere in the Storval Plataeu (RotR)
As a DM: The group is somewhere in Andoran, helping the new goverment establish control.
As a Player: Somewhere near the Mwangi Expanse, searching for an ancient city.


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...because every fight should be played hand to hand. The honorable way!


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When we played this final fight, the players won with relative ease. The main reason is she cannot do enough damage to present a serious threat. By the time the players reached the final fight, they all had some way to fly (as expected in these levels).


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Ninja would be a good choice. In our game, years ago, we had a female elf rogue who took the mantle of Blackjack.


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Depends on party composition. If there is a healer (or two??) you should all concentrate on killing the monsters faster. But when no healers exist and surviving becomes more difficult, you should focus on defending and holding out.


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As a DM I forbid conflicting alignments for the PCs. I rarely allow Neutral PCs and never Evil ones. So no PvP ever happens on my table.


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Posting only about the APs I've ran as a DM, played as a PC or read:

Shackled City (PC): Flood Season
Rise of the Runelords (DM): Hook Mountain Massacre
Curse of the Crimson Throne (DM): Seven Days to the Grave
Second Darkness (read): Children of the Void
Legace of Fire (read): Howl of the Carrion King
Carrion Crown (read): Trial of the Beast / Haunting of Harrowstone (can't decide between them)


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Every wizard/sorcerer/cleric in my campaigns use read magic to identify the scroll. To be exact, they try reading it with Spellcraft, and use read magic when the check fails.

Magic is written in a different notation and no commoner should be able to read it.


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There is nothing that prohibits you from ending your movement with a diagonal, as long as you still have "feet of movement" to spend.


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We are now at the start of book 4:

Human Wizard
Human Fighter (disarm build)
Dwarf Ranger (archer)
Human Paladin of Iomedae
Half-Elf Mystic Theurge of Desna


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Name of PC: Gerald Arrowswift
Race/Class/Level: Dwarven Ranger 10
Adventure: Fortress of the Stone Giants
Catalyst: A bunch of stones from a giant
Story:

Spoiler:
Trying to defend Sandpoint against the giants, the dwarven ranger Gerald spotted Teractinus searching the Old Light. He quickly moved in to investigate along with Dienekes, the human fighter. Unfortunately for them the stone giant found the time to bury Gerald under a heap of rocks (favored enemy: dwarves helped a lot).


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Considering the Academae, I'm more inclined towards an alternative explanation. Perhaps they were discovered by some high level wizard of the Academae, one who struck a deal with them never to reveal their true existence in exchange for power.

Just food for thought..


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Name: Alinica
Class/Level: Wizard 2
Adventure: Burnt Offerings
Catalyst: fool me twice, shame on you...

Story:

Spoiler:
After selling everything they had, and calling favors here and there, the PCs managed to cast a raise dead spell on their fallen comrade, the wizard Alinica. The moved once more for Thistletop. This time they didn't fall from the bridge. But when they arrived onto the island, the goblins unleashed an attack on them. In the aftermath of the battle, 3 character's laid down unconscious, and the dwarf ranger tried to heal them. He started with the paladin, then the cleric. When he arrived at Alinica's body, he found her dead...


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Name: Alinica
Class/Level: Wizard 3
Adventure: Burnt Offerings
Catalyst: falling from bridges..

Story:

Spoiler:
During the initial investigation of Thistletop, the party tried to cross the bridge disregarding its state. Three PCs fell to the water, but only the wizard Alinica drowned, since she was not healed after the encounter with the druid.


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I've just started playing Rise of the Runelords and this font would be great for some props I'm preparing.

If possible please send to

Spoiler:

p (dot) salteas (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanx a lot


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Indeed, favored enemy: humanoid(giant) is a must. I want to make it a prestige class, despite the fact that it is not prestigious - due to the nature of who signs up - because this certain player loves the idea of joining a Golarion-specific prestige class.

Spoiler:
I'll just wait and see the outcome of their visit to HM, and give my players the choice to possibly rebuild the Order.


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I was wondering, is there a prestige class for the Order of Black Arrows somewhere? I can't seem to find one.

One of my players is a dwarven ranger eager to join the Black Arrows


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