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FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 424 posts (431 including aliases). 8 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 9 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Andoran ***

I think all my PCs are broken. I have an idea for them when first created but end up taking off the wall feats & putting skill points in weird places. But, they're still fun to play!

Andoran ***

Sorry.

Andoran ***

Ms. Quick wrote:
Her hands fidget... while she rocks back and forth on her feet. Her eyes dart back and forth like she expects to see someone she may have robbed back in the day. Her nervousness is very apparent.

SQUIRREL! YOU STOLE MY NUTS!

*STOMP*
squishy sound.

Oops. Not a squirrel.

Andoran ***

ARGH! wrote:

Wouldn't chanting

Replay! Replay! Replay!
work better to summon him?

Yeah, lemme try that.

Re-play...Re-play...Reee-playyyy.

Andoran ***

Being a regular at Drogon's store, I'm curious about what he has to say.

*sends telepathic message to Drogon*

Andoran ***

You can change everything. The whole kit & kaboodle. It's only when you get your 3rd chronicle is when you're locked in.

Andoran ***

It's acutually not easy to die in PFS especially if you have a well balanced or optimized party.

Andoran ***

Woran wrote:
roll4initiative wrote:
PFS is definitely not for you, then. Run a non-PFS homegame until you learn the aspects of the game.

That is rather harsh.

I would say PFS is not for your players. Dying is part of the game. Scenarios try to find a certain balance where you are challenged but dont die. But there are so many factors in PFS that can tip that balance either way...

With a home campaign you are free to make that balance yourself, so the change of coming close to death but not actually dying is much easier to achieve.

Didn't mean to sound harsh. You put it into better words for me, Woran.

Do a home game without the constraints of organized play, then, after reading PFS Guide & knowing the flow of organized play, take it from there.

Andoran ***

PFS is definitely not for you, then. Run a non-PFS homegame until you learn the aspects of the game.

Andoran ***

Very good news, John. Thanks for hinting!

For some reason I'm not a fan of the unlimited replay aspect. In my area (Denver) I've seen too many people start almost every one of their PCs with The Confirmation. I think, especially with all the various level 1 scenarios and modules now legal for PFS, the maximum number of times played should be three. Maybe five max?

Andoran ***

Duiker wrote:
roll4initiative wrote:


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As for the dm, yeah, no certification (I might make up some though for new dms I was impressed with).

How do you "make up certification" for new GMs in PF Society?
Our local VC gives out a framed certificate in front of the whole gathered set of tables every time someone gets a new star. It's just a neat way of giving people a bit of recognition in front of everyone.

Oh! That's really cool.

Andoran ***

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As for the dm, yeah, no certification (I might make up some though for new dms I was impressed with).

How do you "make up certification" for new GMs in PF Society?

Andoran ***

Hooray! Thank you!

Andoran ***

I consider "interacting" as simply touching the illusion.

Andoran ***

Awesome! Thanks for creating & sharing!

Andoran ***

3 xp & 4 prestige for each book.

Andoran ***

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Ah. Thanks, Mike. So it seems possible I could play the quests with more than one pre-gen, it would be easier to report if I played with just one. Right? I would then apply the completed 6-quest chronicle to any one of my 1st level PCs.

Andoran ***

Can each Quest be played with a different pre-gen?

Andoran ***

Wow. I remember the 'Good ol' days' of early D&D when all maps in modules were drawn in 10' squares. The 12" move of a PC always confused me when the maps were drawn to scale on a 1" = 5' battlemat, so we just winged it. Thankfully later editions fixed the issue.

Andoran ***

I have about 2 in each. 1 high level & 1 low. None in Taldor.

Andoran ***

Murder-hobo = a Pathfinder Agent.

Seriously, though, an important one is to know the difference between a scenario and module.

Andoran ***

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roll4initiative, I'd love to hear how it all works out. Even as early as Season 3, anything involving Blakros got a reputation in our local PFS scene ("wait, we're going to Blakros Museum? What went hideously wrong now? Did Nigel get out this time?") and I'd lie to bring that fun back for the new local players.

I might start next month. Will definitely keep you posted.

Andoran ***

Wow! Awesome list. Thanks for posting. This would be great for a PFS home group. Since I organize & GM a one (maybe two) PFS table game store, I might offer these in that order soon.

Andoran ***

thorin001 wrote:
There's no race like gnome, there's no race like gnome, there's no race like gnome.

Gnome... Alaska?

Andoran ***

After 6 years of trying, I finally got my GF to start playing PFS a few weeks ago. Total nooB. She's still trying to learn "all those funny-shaped dice".
At the game store we play at, from now on, I'm going to make sure she calls her character a 'toon', the GM a 'judge', and ask for a 'cert' after the 'mod'. Oh, man, this is gonna really irritate a bunch of people here -including me. We'll see how this goes. ;)

Andoran ***

Lord Zekk wrote:

I've been doing some searching (and I can be pretty blind at times so forgive me if this is one of those instances) but I can't seem to find a list of the Sanctioned PFS Scenarios.

I found a thread which discussed it, I followed the link but perhaps things have changed and it doesn't exist any more.

I would like to start running scenarios from season 0 onwards, one a week.

Thanks in advance.

Click on 'products' on the main pfs page, then 'scenarios'.

Andoran ***

Don't worry too much about it. Sometimes tables don't go off because they'd rather max out number of players at a table than have too few, especially if it's a difficult scenario. At the last convention that I was registered to GM 3 tables at (one each day) only 1 actually had players. Sure, I was pretty bummed out after doing tons of prep (one table of mine that didn't happen was the Stonelords Special -not enough tier 1-2 players) but I shrugged it off and joined in as a player at another table. Met some awesome people and had tons of fun!

Andoran ***

Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Roll4initiative, you're supposed to keep track of purchases more than 25gp

Whoops! Yep. Had just woken up. Thanks.

Andoran ***

Yes, it's ok. You just need to record each item purchased that costs more than 50gp on an Item Tracking Sheet. The ITS is also a quick reference of your purchases for your GM.

Andoran ***

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Omg, Kitten! 74 PFS characters!?! Amazing.

Andoran ***

The Frostfur Captives.

Andoran ***

nosig wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
nosig wrote:
Take 10?
Correction, Take 10 shirts.

LOL!

I've started giving them away now.

I ordered 10 (wink-wink) in different sizes and colors - and have given 5 away so far... so if you see someone in one, it might not be me! LOL!

(I think I'll have to take another 10 - so I'll have more to give away as gifts!)

What are these shirts you're talking about? How do I get one?

Andoran ***

I've been having the same predicament as Android's questions as well. Everytime I do/did an event at my local game store I would 'create new event' each time. So, I don't need to do this? I can just report each session on the same day?

Also, what does 'clone' option mean on the create event board?

Andoran ***

Nils Janson wrote:
roll4initiative wrote:
Should the Final encounter thing have hardness? I didn't see it listed in stat block.
The prototype itself has no hardness neither in its own stats nor in the stats of the creature it is based on (scarecrow - bestiary 2). But in the high tier encounter there is also an additional machine captain (an advanced machine soldier similiar to the ones from encounter A5) which has hardness 10.

Ok, thanks. Running it in 20 mins for tier 1-2.

Andoran ***

Should the Final encounter thing have hardness? I didn't see it listed in stat block.

Andoran ***

Ah-ah! Good points, Dylos.

Andoran ***

If a character has the Charming trait, though, this could change things game to game. +1 bluff & diplomancy to members of opposite sex.

"I look female in this scenario so I get a +1 to my feint against the thug!"

Then, later on...

"I look male in this scenario so I get a +1 to diplomacy when talking to Shiela Heidmarch!"

Andoran ***

I would love to play a centaur ranger (skirmisher archetype). Or a Satyr. Or a Bariaur, which are from 2e D&D.

Andoran ***

Yes, it is now legal. You must own the official Harrow deck, too.

Andoran ***

I guess my use of non-PF maps/packs are ok. They use 1" squares after all.

Andoran ***

I use D&D Dungeon Tiles quite a bit in my PFS games since I have a lot of them and not very many PF map packs or flip maps (slowly collecting, though!). I had a very good representation for each of the maps in The Confirmation, but, not exact. Some rooms were a few squares too big or small. I like to err on the side of too big when a cavern or room seems just too small for 2 large bad guys and 6 PCs. Is this allowed or should we draw the maps on blank battlemats if we don't own the actual map pack or flip mat?

Andoran ***

David Montgomery wrote:
It does cut down on the number of adjacent to a creature (8 on a square grid, vs 6 on a hex grid), and doesn't a hex grid break the two-diagonals = 15 ft rule as well?

Yes to both. So we must stick with squares. Plus, it would confuse a lot of nooBs switching from squares to hexes, back to squares, etc...

Andoran ***

Sammy T wrote:
roll4initiative wrote:
I'm surprised, after all these years, that nobody ever said anything about how the Chelaxian symbol is the exact same as the symbol for the KKK/white power. Kinda disturbing they never caught this.
T-shirt discussion

D'oh! I shoulda looked there first. Thanks.

Andoran ***

I'm surprised, after all these years, that nobody ever said anything about how the Chelaxian symbol is the exact same as the symbol for the KKK/white power. Kinda disturbing they never caught this.

Andoran ***

What is the Quick Start Guide? The link took me to the regular Guide to OP.

Andoran

It's still big bulky armor just lighter because its mithril.

Andoran ***

Drogon wrote:


Now, if you'd just start publishing three scenarios per month and always have a new 1-5 every month, things would be so dynamic with this campaign I might not know how to proceed. (-;

Drogon,

Have you considered writing a tier 1-5 scenario for PFS? You are in my Top 5 favorite GMs because you are always there to lend a helping hand on rules/setting/builds/well... everything! To everyone!

Andoran ***

doc the grey wrote:
roll4initiative wrote:
I'm a bit lost. How can you have a PC with 0 xp and be too high in levels?
Lol my bad, I meant that he will not be high enough level to benefit from it yet and therefore gain the xp. Does that mean he will not be safe once August 14th rolls around?

Ah! Ok. Yeah, just play a scenario before the 14th of August to get that 1 xp. Then all is good and you can continue playing it after the deadline.

I made a Tiefling Zen Archer today and will be playing The Confirmation on Monday to make him legal.

Cheers!

Andoran ***

I'm a bit lost. How can you have a PC with 0 xp and be too high in levels?

Andoran ***

Thank you! I can't stand it when people use the term 'judge'. I have never seen it used in other D&D type RPGs. I'm thinking maybe it was used in Warhammer 40k or some other tactical wargames. 'Certs', which I see people use instead of chronicle, also irks me.

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