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FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 387 posts (393 including aliases). 8 reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 9 Pathfinder Society characters.


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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.

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 ***

2 people marked this as a favorite.

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

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