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FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 374 posts (377 including aliases). 8 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 9 Pathfinder Society characters.


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Andoran ***

Drako "The Merciful" wrote:
I don't know where to look for creating a pathfinder society character. I went to The PFS create a character and got to the creating part. But, where is the link to how to make the character? Such as, restricted classes, point buy amount, restricted races, starting gear, and so on.

After reading the Guide to Organized Play, a good idea is to print out the core 1st level pre-gen PCs to get an idea. You can even start with one and play it for a couple scenarios then change anything on it to suit your style.

Andoran ***

As GM, I always go with the simple Advanced Creature rules. We already have a lot on our plate when GMing; best to keep things easier.

Andoran ***

@SCPR: Ah, yep. 4th level.

@ JBurz: Ok. I thought scenarios was what you meant. Big difference between modules & scenarios. :)

Andoran ***

Modules award 3 XP each. So, if you played 3 modules your character would be 3rd level. Scenarios only award 1XP each. So you can play 3 scenarios before hitting 2nd level.

Andoran ***

Ah, ok. Go with Dragonhide.

Andoran ***

Yep, it's masterwork. Have you checked out leaf armor? It's good especially if you have a high Dex.

Andoran ***

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There isn't one, I just made that up. But now that you mention it...That does seem like an interesting combo. :)

I think that's an excellent idea. You should start another post about this and see what people have to say. The Lamplighter Faction was an awesome idea and got tons of input. Please?

Andoran ***

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Definitely the gunslinger. I prefer classic medieval style fantasy. I guess I'm in trouble in Season 6 after hearing about all the techno-whatever stuff coming up.

Andoran ***

Kezzie Redlioness wrote:
The Wayfinder Faction replacing both Grand Lodge and Silver Crusade?

Wayfinder Faction? Awesome. Never heard of it. Is there a post about this somewhere? I don't recall seeing it in the Faction Changes blogs.

Andoran

Omg! We get an extra Hit Point at first level for favored class? By the Gods, I thought you got it at 2nd level and on. *face palm*

Edit: after looking at HP stats of TimD's PC.

Andoran ***

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Won't the official reporting of it be proof enough?

Andoran ***

There are plenty of good races out there. Each one can be maximized in their own way with all the racial options, feats, etc... out there. Hey, at least we're not stuck with only the core races!

Andoran

Looks like a well balanced build to me. S.T.O.I.C. (nice name, just noticed!) would be welcome to any of my tables.

Andoran ***

Show up 10 mins before game starts or call the GM or a friend who will be at the table, to let the others know you're running late.

Andoran ***

Tarma wrote:
roll4initiative wrote:
In my neck of the PFS woods (Denver), I had heard and was told by VOs and other higher-ups not to do CdGs unless the scenario specificly says so (which I've never seen).

I am aware of at least one.

** spoiler omitted **

Ah-ha! Yep. Played it but never GMd it. Wow. Really? The tactics say to do a CdG? Ouch.

Andoran ***

In my neck of the PFS woods (Denver), I had heard and was told by VOs and other higher-ups not to do CdGs unless the scenario specificly says so (which I've never seen).

Andoran ***

What is the CMB of the wrecking ball trap? Same as it's attack bonus?

Andoran ***

Slacker2010 wrote:
Walter Sheppard wrote:
bad luck that the monster went next, and bad luck that 2 of my 5 attack dice were natural 20s that both confirmed. So what did I do? After the monster killed the bloodrager outright, I had it spend the remaining attacks it had available to pick her broken body off the ground and fling it intimidatingly at the rest of the party. This was a) a legitimate action for the monster to take and b) allowed the body to be in range of a BOL later in the round. I still had the party expend resources, but didn't unnecessarily punish a table that was already struggling with the difficult combats in the scenario.
That is absolutely brilliant! I bow down to your cleverness.

Yes, that is awesome. This is the reason I check these boards a few times per day. It's always nice to find little tidbits like this to help me learn to be a better GM. I've been playing/GMing since 1980 and I still have a lot to learn!

Andoran ***

Undine rogue/cleric of Besmara. Osirian faction.

Andoran ***

I was supposed to GM the latest quest on Free RPG day but never got the material as promised. Kinda disappointed so I never bothered to purchase the comic book afterward.

Thinking of re-posting this in the 'PFS Store Organizer Reward' thread.

Andoran ***

That is hilarious! This made my day! Good to hear about some fun times.

Andoran ***

I've been my local FLGS PFS coordinator for 4 years now. It would be really nice to receive some kind of reward for the time (and money) spent doing it. Maybe a module, softcover accessory, or even a few minis every few months would be cool.

Andoran

When the GM reads the introduction, you'll see why a winter archaetye doesn't make sense. However, your GM could make up his own intro & starting point and have all of the party be made of winter archetypes. (Which does sound kind of cool now that I think about it).

Anyway, it's an awesome AP. Think dark fairy tale. Have fun.

Andoran ***

All of my PCs have flaws. That's part of the fun of playing them. There really is no ultimate build. Just have fun with what you have.

Andoran

Tangent101 wrote:
He is required to do so. You did the right thing.

Ok. Thanks. So, they're going to have to fight him again when they return from Artrosa.

Andoran

Don't do it. You are all supposed to be residents of Taldor experiencing unseasonable snow storms. It ruined my party. I should have cut the winter archetypes out of the Player's Guide. Make a woodsman ranger, pointy hat wizard, or anything fantasy cliche. Just don't do a winter/frost/ice anything!

Andoran

My party encountered Ratibor last night. After making him friendly, he explained his curse put on him by Baba Yaga etc, etc... Anyway, when the PCs were gathering their supplies to leave the hut, I had ratibor mention that he saw Frost Giants milling about outside. The PC barbarian decided to open the door, go out to take a look while the rest of the party stayed inside. As soon as he went out that's when I had the first giant charge and attack. Critical hit. The barbarian, on his turn, withdraws back into the hut. Then Ratibor's curse kicks in. Initiative is rolled. Since the barbarian was the only one to come back in through the front door, Ratibor only attacks him. The party is doing mostly subdual damage & some lethal to Ratibor. Well, after a tough fight, they knocked Ratibor unconscious. Then they looted his gear.

So... Even though Ratibor befriended the party does he attack any of them when they come in through the front door? Did I totally misinterpret his actions? He is cursed.

Andoran ***

That is an awesome sheet. Thanks.

Andoran ***

Joshua Goudreau wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
Oh! Is that the scenario arc with Mythic stuff?
Andoran

That's really cool! I still go by the old AD&D 1st ed. rules, though. 10 coins equal a pound. Is there a PF rule for actual coin weight?

Andoran ***

Chris Mortika wrote:
roll4initiative, which race boon in particular are you talking about?

GM reward Winter 2013: Elemental Ancestry (water) allows to create an Undine PC.

My Undine got killed early in Risen From the Sands yesterday. Luckily, the other party members pooled their gold to have him resurrected. Just wondered for future reference.

Andoran ***

Nefreet wrote:
The boon should have the character's name and number on it, so I don't see how it could be transferable in the first place.

Oh, yeah. I didn't think about that. Duhhh.

Andoran ***

That's what I thought. :(
Thanks.

Andoran ***

If a PC dies during a scenario, can I use the special race boon again when creating a new PC?

Andoran ***

White Card:

Murder Hobo

Andoran ***

Back in the day (season 1) when I started playing PFS in Denver, a couple GMs would look at the party make up and decide if they should add +2 to all rolls, AC, & Saves for the villians if it seemed like an overpowered group of Pathfinders. Or just keep the scenario as written. I thought this was a simple and excellent formula to keep a somewhat balance to the scenario. I still use this formula for my PFS sanctioned Reign of Winter homegame and it has kept things more balanced than not.

Andoran ***

Does this mean we have to start over? O.o

Andoran ***

Yes, the GM gets a chronicle sheet, too.

Andoran ***

I'm running a PFS sanctioned Reign of Winter AP. I'm running it like a homestyle campaign. Doing each book all the way through with some side treks here & there. To keep things simple, I had each player create a PFS legal character but we use hero points and the crit & fumble decks (sparingly). After each book, I ask the players which of their other PFS characters would like credit for the AP so that I can report it and give them a chronicle sheet. They are awarded 3 xp & 4 pp on each chronicle and will apply this to an in-tier PFS pc.

Andoran ***

Oh, yeah. Right Jiggy. As a GM, I do like your idea. Simple & keeps the game running.

Andoran ***

This reminds me of

Sewer Dragons:
The illusory White Dragon!

What a pain in the butt that is to GM for various tables. NooBs -fun to run. More experienced players get it right away, though.

(Holy Cow! I did my first spoiler tag ever correctly!)
*big proud smile*

Andoran ***

Welcome Aboard, Jurassic Bard!

Lol! Yep, awesome user name. Also, when you register your first character, you will be asked to select a faction symbol. That symbol will appear next to your user name on posts.

Andoran ***

That's great news, Erik! I'm hoping to see new players try out ACG pregens.

Andoran ***

Heroes & monsters and Rise of the Runelords are good sets. Ebay is awesome for finding lots of D&D and PF miniatures.

Andoran ***

Was he running the creature at the low tier while you were playing the high tier?

Andoran ***

Sithis of Fangwood wrote:
*I* didn't think it was an evil deed, but apparently trying to overthrow the mammalian empires of our time in order to bring about a peaceful "Age of Reptiles" is considered by *some* races to be an evil act.

Hmm. Could you describe in greater detail what, exactly, you did? It may or may not have an impact on an alignment shift.

Andoran ***

Ack! What evil deed did you do?

Andoran ***

To The Fox: Bingo!

Andoran ***

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A ring of protection +1 gives bonus to your touch AC. Natural Armor doesn't. Go with the ring.

Andoran ***

I'm running a PFS sanctioned Reign of Winter campaign. I had the players make PFS legal charactersand I run them through each book entirely. We meet 2 Mondays each month and play for about 4 hours each session. Running the entire book is nice so they can actually get immersed in the story. There's also plenty of time for role-playing and side treks since we don't have a time constraint. Then, after the book is completed, which takes about 4 or 5 sessions, I hand out the chronicle sheet which they can apply to any other PFS character in that level range.

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