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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Marathon Voter, 2014 Marathon Voter, 2015 Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond. 1,440 posts (5,250 including aliases). 3 reviews. 1 list. 1 wishlist. 21 Pathfinder Society characters. 5 aliases.


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**** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond aka thunderspirit

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Matthew Pittard wrote:
Slow Track at high levels has always seemed pretty crazypants to me.

JMSO, it all depends on how much you enjoy playing a particular PC. YMMV.


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Male human (Kellid) Mnk4/Sor1/DrD3 | hp -15/74 | Init +2 | AC 24/20, T 17, FF 21/17 | CMB +10 (+12 grapple), CMD 26 (28 v. grapple) | F +8 R +7 W +8 (+2 vs exhaustion/fatigue) | Prcptn +13, SM +10

Time limit, then: no more than a few more rounds, and if all we're doing still is taking shots from the sylph, we'll make like Monty Python in the face of French taunting.

Miso moves back to the central shaft mechanism and attempts to emulate Jennix's skill in getting it to rise to the stone platforms above.


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snickersimba wrote:

Well, okay.....

I blame cosmo for being so damn awesome.

That's the spirit!

I blame Cosmo for snickersimba just now understanding how this thread works.


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Orthos wrote:
Cosmo wrote:
Orthos wrote:
Honestly if it could be overcast, mid-60s/70s, and slightly breezy all year round, I would be in heaven. Basically persistent autumn.
Seattle, WA. It is heaven. :)

It has three major strikes against it.

1.) Big city. I HATE big cities.

2.) Winter weather is too cold. The average is nice enough, but even the potential to get into single-digits is a downside to me.

3.) Too far north.

Four, if you count Cosmo.

I blame Cosmo for Orthos forgetting that very salient fact!

**** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond aka thunderspirit

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Rigby Bendele wrote:
May I recommend an all-Harsk party?

Now THAT'S playing on Hard Mode.


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Liz Courts wrote:

Katina: Ooh, I wonder if they have any Victorian-style shoes?

Me: OF COURSE THEY DO.
Me: LET ME FIND IT
Katina: I IMMEDIATELY REGRET THIS DECISION

Liz is equal parts ninja and Abadar.


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Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 3/ Militant Grammarist 2/ Contrarian 2
EndlessForms wrote:
As I'm out of scenarios to run except the new stuff, I think I'll just start back at the beginning running everything for Core. But it'll be a while, maybe a month or so, before I can get some of my current games finished. And of course we'll be due for some new scenarios soon too and I will, of course, run those as well.

It's crazy, always-busy GMs like you that made Core so appealing to many VOs. :-)


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Male human (Kellid) Mnk4/Sor1/DrD3 | hp -15/74 | Init +2 | AC 24/20, T 17, FF 21/17 | CMB +10 (+12 grapple), CMD 26 (28 v. grapple) | F +8 R +7 W +8 (+2 vs exhaustion/fatigue) | Prcptn +13, SM +10
Jennix Caerwyllien wrote:
Not again.....

What are you, a bowl of petunias or something? ;-)


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Jason Nelson wrote:
houstonderek wrote:
Been watching sports since the Seventies, and I've never seen a bandwagon fill so quickly in my life.
No bandwagon will EVER fill up as quickly as the Chicago Bulls bandwagon in the early 90s.

Nope, probably not.

But I was a Bulls fan pre-Jordan — in the Quinten Dailey/Orlando Woolridge years — so I whacked plenty of 'em with my cane and told 'em to GET OFF MY LAWN.

**** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond aka thunderspirit

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Jiggy wrote:
I think the main issue when this type of topic comes up is that most people can't fathom the immensity of the gulf between "squicky" and "traumatic".

At the same time, there aren't any clear lines to indicate where you've crossed over to traumatic, in no small part because everyone is different and so the level at which a trigger activates is different.

The concerns are legitimate because some people do have triggers. It's best for the GM to review the scenario ahead of time, but it's not a panacea itself because a GM doesn't always know who's at her table. Labeling isn't a panacea either, though. There's not an easy, one-size-fits-all answer.

Silver Crusade

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Male Halfling Ftr (Dragoon)2/Drd4 | hp 11/48 | Init +2 | AC 18, T 13, FF 16 | CMB +6, CMD 18 | F +10 R +5 W +7 | Prcptn +10, SM +2 | Stellah hp 27/27 | AC 24, T 15, FF 19 | F +5 R +11 W +6 (+4 vs. Ench)
Skybek Odeon wrote:


Skybek then takes his wounded companions aside and repeatedly channels positive energy on them. The smell of good strong ale wafts through the air.

OMFG, I love this bit of flavor!

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Male Aasimar (Chelaxian) Ora3 (seeker) | hp 27/27 | Init +4 | AC 17, T 12, FF 15 | CMB +4, CMD 16 | F +3 R +3 W +2* | Prcptn -1 (drkvsn), SM +7

Ingratiating and talkative, Chusynd Karkota is a tall, lanky Chelaxian man (aasimar with the Scion of Humanity racial trait) with turquoise eyes and golden hair. He is also more than likely not quite right in the head, as his near-immediate proclamation to be a CLERIC OF ARODEN! might indicate. Though, by the time he's finished speaking, his wild ideas don't seem nearly as outlandish as when he'd first begun.

Aha! exclaims Chusynd as he cheerily shakes Count Matsanda's hand. Well met, good sir! A pleasure, to be sure. So your new father-in-law — he was a hunter, until he took a tiger to the knee...?

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Jeff Lee wrote:

Every time I see that item's name, I think of the movie Airheads.

"Well, there's three of you. You're not exactly lone. Shouldn't you be the Three Rangers?"

"I have no idea what you're saying right now." ;-)

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Brigg wrote:
mamaursula wrote:

Overheard at our house:

Me: "[Item I like] vs ... [husband's item]"

Andrew: "Yay! We're synced up! Two votes for my item."

Me: "But...I like [Item I like]"

Does anyone need a roommate?

A vote for your hubby is a vote for....um....

Er...uh....

Someone help me out here...

Not needing a roommate. ;-)

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If your construction requirements include 187 items, you might just have created a Swiss-Army-spell-in-a-staff/ring/rod.

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Jacob Trier wrote:
If your item costs more than 200.000 gp, it's not getting an upvote from me, regardless of how cool or flavorful it might be.

It will when it's up against another 200,000+ gp item. >.<

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Feros wrote:
600 items and counting! :)

You're a machine, dude. :-)

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Necromancy roulette!

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B E S U R E T O D R I N K Y O U R O V A L T I N E
"...a crummy commercial?!?"

Downvote.

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My first marriage item.
And I wound up voting for it cos its competition was essentially a Michael Bey movie. :-|

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Feros wrote:

ACCK!

...

I'm going to blame my cat for that vote, as she nudged my hand as I was trying to click.

...

Yeah, that will work.

Blame Cosmo, particularly since that was post #666. :-D

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This confused me on the first, second, and third reading.
So I stopped reading and voted for its competition, which did not confuse me any of the times I read it.

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Use this. Go ahead — it's only half likely to curse you!

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Kermit the grippli staff magus wrote:


The lovers, the dreamers, and meeeeee...

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This [redacted] looks like [something entirely different redacted].
But it's totally a [redacted], not a [something entirely different redacted].

Okay then.

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I'm pretty sure a competence bonus isn't worth six figures of gold. Just sayin'.

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You know what? Those things never last long enough — let's make 'em permanent.

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mamaursula wrote:

Getting to "Marathon Voter" the first year was down to the wire, I believe I hit it in the last two hours or so of voting. Last year it became a necessity because I couldn't not achieve it again, right? I did get to 1000 votes much earlier due to a change in employment. I will undoubtedly do so again, since I will be unemployed come the first of the year.

Here's how hitting the voting milestones feels -

Star - "Huh, 100? That's not so bad. There's some interesting stuff in here."

Dedicated - "Wow, I've voted a lot and it's not quite half over. 500 times? Maybe I need another hobby."

Votes 700-999 - "OMFG ARE WE THERE YET!?"

Marathon - head desk "Forget that 5,000 thing, LeBlanc is on his own."

This.

So, so much of this.


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Liz Courts wrote:

Money Chris: Have you ever dangled a participle in your life?

Me: Once when I was younger, to see what it felt like.

Hey, we were all young once (and needed the money).


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Farael the Fallen wrote:
"But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in Nevaeh, nor the Sun, but only the Light." ~Book of Leafar 24:36

Nah, ain't nobody got time to read that. I'll wait for the inevitable lackluster Will Ferrell movie adaptation.

{sings (badly):} "...It's the Leafar of the Lossssssssssst!"

Using "lackluster" and "Will Ferrell movie adaptation" in the same sentence is nearly always redundant.


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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

My sincerest condolences, AS. :-(

I blame Cosmo cos I'm sad now about Ambrosia Slaad's pet that wasn't allowed to belong to Ambrosia Slaad.


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NobodysHome wrote:
CrimsonVixen wrote:
Lathiira wrote:
...a whole harem of succubi....
...a combat-full of succubi...
I believe the correct term is, "A passion of succubi."

If it's not the correct term, it should be.

**** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond aka thunderspirit

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Ah, the Eternal Champions. Well done, Snorter! :-D


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Sinspawn ****

Bordegga Will save: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (15) + 2 = 17 <-- Get back, Loretta! :-)

Davosh eyes the troll, but she shrugs off his hex!
She does not shrug off Vojtek's blade, however!
Ali is less fortunate — her attack does not find its mark!

Some of the gash Vojtek's blade inflicted closes up, and Bordegga, a massive battleaxe in her hand, five-foots back and is only too happy to introduce to return the favor to the barbarian by way of full attack!

battleaxe: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (11) + 7 = 18
damage: 2d6 + 4 ⇒ (6, 4) + 4 = 14

bite: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (16) + 2 = 18
damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (5) + 2 = 7

claw: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4
damage: 1d4 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

GM stuff:
B 17

Kappi, Edward!


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Orthos wrote:
Chemlak wrote:
I blame Cosmo that there are people who think 55 F is cold (that's 13C, to the rest of us who aren't scientists).
*raises hand*

*ditto*

...I blame Cosmo for me always being cold.


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Sinspawn ****

800 xp story award for convincing Hatch to help out against the Pale Tower. Yay!


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1400 xp for vanquishing Sergeant Sertane and the Hapless Guards. (Now on tour and appearing at an adventure path near you!)


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Speaking of which, why do mathematicians continue to insist πr²?

Every pie I've ever seen is round.


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James Sutter wrote:
That said, I *do* challenge anyone to read Crystal's awesome write-up of Shardra and call it hamfisted. She did a rad job.

I don't know that this could be said any better.

Mikaze wrote:
Shardra's backstory is about as hamfisted as a vegan salad.

I stand (well, okay, sit) corrected.*

*:

While not necessarily written better, Mikaze's is more succinct than Sutter's, and made me laugh out loud. But then, I'm easy. :-)


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Orthos wrote:
Kind of disappointing after the overly-long one I'm used to seeing that starts "So there's a man crawling through the desert..."

Now that I've seen that, I can't un-see it. O.o

**** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond aka thunderspirit

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The next Pathfinder Society session at Lake Geneva Games will be September 20, running from 12:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.!

On the agenda is 6-01: Trial by Machine (levels 1-5).
http://paizo.com/events/v5748mkg0avkx

Visit the South Central Wisconsin Game Society here, and sign up to play using their Warhorn page here.

Lake Geneva Games
918 S. Wells St.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

**** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond aka thunderspirit

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Tom S 820 wrote:

Is there list of pathfinder mod by location?

I want to may add them in as side quest for some of the APs.

Try here.

**** RPG Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Richmond aka thunderspirit

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Congrats, Mike, and welcome aboard!

Totenpfuhl wrote:
Congratulations, RPG Superstar 2012!

Also, this! :-)


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Jessica Price wrote:
My suggestion that we take the train back instead and spend the next several days hanging out in the dining car, playing the games we bought at Gen Con and solving the inevitable murder mystery was not met with much approval. :(

Perhaps it might have had you indicated that Cosmo be the victim. ;-)

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John Francis wrote:
Nefreet wrote:

You are supposed to wear the shirt, and if you have a folio you are supposed to have it filled out, and on the table.

The idea here is marketing.

Not quite right. The folio has to be on the table, but it doesn't have to be filled out (cite: Mike Brock, in this post).

(I usually bring an extra one, still in the shrinkwrap, to lend out to new players if I'm playing at a low-level table).

Shirts do have to be 'worn', but some leeway is expected. Nobody wants to sit next to the guy wearing his one and only eligible shirt for the fourth straight day at a convention.

+1 to all of this (I do the same with my sealed folio).


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cartmanbeck wrote:
Yeah I'm also hoping to hear about other specific games that they're planning using this license. I would play the *BLEEP* out of a Diablo-style or Baldur's Gate-style RPG game set in Golarion.

Cosigned.

Sovereign Court

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Crystal Frasier wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
The Oppara Buyers' Club?
We do not invoke that horrible, tone-deaf, self-congratulating film.

I'm unfamiliar with the film, but I take personal umbrage at the comparison of the shining jewel that is Oppara with...well, any other city, really, but Dallas in particular. We do not have a Central Deathway!*

*:
Claim may not be valid for members of the Qadiran military.

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