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I recently had to leave during the middle of a game due to a personal emergency. The table was running rather long, and we were approaching the final encounter anyway. I left my mini and my character sheet, and asked the GM to finish the last encounter (which we were just getting ready to start)with the GM playing my character. Could you have asked this player to do something similar?
No because that is not allowed. If you leave you get the credit for what you completed. Having a GM bot your PC isn't allowed.
If I was the GM I'd tell that person they are welcome to walk away from the table but the chronicle sheets won't be handed out for another hour when the rest of the table is done playing.
Also there are several ways I can think of that the player's assumption he would get same XP and Prestige as the rest of the table would be incorrect.
I think I could learn a lot by sitting at my own table. See things from the outside of my skull. Witness first hand how I communicate and such. Maybe a video recorder is in order.
Wow. After reading through 187 posts I am really really glad I never got into Pathfinder Society play. Last I checked this was a freaking game. Not some facist rule. If someone is doing something hinky....tell them it isn't going to happen. I understand there are rules, but man this is ridiculous.
National, Dictator and Fascism.
Godwin's Law in effect.
Official time of death, Oct. 22nd, 12:50pm
Completely agree. In St Louis our weekly game session is done completely cold for the most part.
This blows my mind. Why aren't the GMs getting the scenarios beforehand? Is there anything we can do to help? Maybe your area could get started with more concrete RSVPs? Would that help you plan?
The man with no name appears in more than just one movie. In one he's an agent of hell sent to seek revenge on a town's indifference. Mysterious Stranger Pistelero Tiefling anyone?
No to both of these. These are not for a group of new players.
My two cents:
I would suggest Frostfur Captives, Mists of Mwangi, We Be Goblins.
City of Strangers 1&2 would be a good one if they are new to PF but not new to Pen and Paper roleplaying games.
You may see a difference in how the tool is used there, I don't. I'm only here to assert my reality, not deny yours.
I say this because for all the "his build is ruining other people's fun" that I see on the boards, I have never seen a fellow player react negatively to powerful characters. Sometimes there's a head-shake, but it's always been accompanied by a friendly chuckle and a smile. The gap between some GMs' claims and my own experience is bigger in this regard than (I think) in any other. The difference is so complete that I sometimes have to wonder if the GMs are simply projecting their own feelings onto their players, thinking they're not having fun when really the GM is the only one annoyed.
Really? Crazy! Same world different realities. And we play in the same society.
I've had a few play experiences personally with obnoxious spotlight hogging power characters that put the rest of the party on vacation as they single handedly stomp through scenarios.
I didn't have fun.
In a different thread a message board user posted that it was legal in PFS for the group to pool their money and buy a scroll of Darkvision, Communal for the party magic user to cast on the party.
But the Guide clearly states that the only time party members may pool their resources is:
PFS Guide wrote:
Now the issue here is not the fact that someone else is actually using the item you bought. The issue here is that it is not allowed to pool resources to purchase anything but spellcasting services for a party member that has a condition gained over the course of an adventure.
I didn't want to derail that thread further so I am posting it here for clarification.
The only person I ever considered to be trolling in this thread is the OP, which is you.
Same world, different realities. Its crazy!
Using that logic, Strength has nothing to do with the ability to swing a sword better just because it doesn't say so in the first sentence of the description.
Ansel Krulwich wrote:
I think you meant "the succubus and the lunchbox". :]
I was just discussing at my FLGS how completely amazing and awesome it is that races from this book is not legal for PFS yet.
Paizo has consistently proven that they care about their organized play. The simple fact that they just released a new book and AREN'T allowing it proves that they are cautious. And that adding the book to organized play is not a cheap ploy to sell units.
Let this book simmer for a little bit. Let the players use it, abuse it and point out possible flaws.
Then and only then should Paizo consider adding potentially content from this book.
/edit changed "this book" to "races from this book"
I ran this for my home game on Sunday. We had a blast! Or at least I had fun and my PCs paid attention for 5 hours. :)
I went all out preparing for this session as it was my birthday and the end of a 3 part series.
The PCs were in luck as the village just happened to be celebrating Je Tsun's imminent birth event with some Ice Cream Cake
I made the village of Nesting Swallow using some free papercraft resources. There were several houses, the meeting hall, a smithy and a two building barn structure.
The worker placement section of the scenario went well as I had each option written on half sheets of paper along with some hints and general guidelines. I then used 5 Minis per 10 villagers to represent the work force. The villagers were placed on the half sheets first and then the PCs decided where they were to work each day.
The Owlbear at Tier 4-5 hooted menacingly as the Fighter under the effects of Enlarge Person rolled a 27 on its CMB to trip. It then proceeded to knock the Level 4 Fighter and Level 4 Half-Orc Cleric below 0 in 3 rounds.
The Scenarios are ordered by Tier as well as by Season.
I created this as an aid for local organizers to keep track of where and when scenarios are run in their city/area. Players can also use this to keep track of what scenarios they have played and with what characters.
I hope you find this helpful and umm lawful?