|Chris Bonnet Venture-Captain, Indiana—Indianapolis aka Red-Assassin|
|Chris Bonnet Venture-Captain, Indiana—Indianapolis aka Red-Assassin|
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-@Rob, I'll definitely keep that in mind! It sounds like a good idea to start up page/site to keep track of things in the future. If the 'every-other-weekend' trend keeps up, perhaps we can discuss it if you're able to make a session on the 20th? I probably will continue posting here, in addition to anything else, just in case we catch the random person perusing the paizo site :)
-@Daniel, sounds good! Perhaps you can set up a 'Michiana' or Southern Michigan region thread, or something? That way it doesn't become too confusing keeping the various games/places straight.
-@Tom, Hope to see you on the 6th then! Let me know if you have any questions regarding PFS, etc...
I should be good to go on the 20th. (snatching the spot on the family calendar now!)
Super stoked to play!
Hey gang just wanted to let you know that now that My Venture Lieutenantship is official I have set up a new email account for Society in Northwest Indiana. Please feel free to contact me at PFSNWI at gmail.com
I'll be working at setting up some form of website in the near future, probably just a war horn site to begin with.
Daniel Luckett wrote:
Good to see some action on the thread. When is the next game at the Griffon? I would suggest posting them weekly on the Michiana Area Gamers group on FB to garner more interest (and it is easier to check there than dig way down to this thread!)
I've been MIA on the local gaming scene lately dealing with vacations and other happenings. I'll try to make it to the next event.
Thanks! I have started a thread on that section of the Michiana forum. I have carried the 'definite' RSVP's across to that sign-up. Additionally, would someone be interested in back-up GM'ing a scenario if too many people show up? I was thinking 'We Be Goblins' as a good one to do, and I can provide a copy of scenario if needed.
Sweet!!! I look forward to meeting you guys. Getting a sitter and I will be there with Anzu my teifling sorcerer !
Really looking forward to meeting you guys!
Unfortunately, I'll be out this weekend (I ran the magus a couple of weeks ago). Sick as a dog and don't think anybody wants me to share.
What a great time and great time and great group!!!. . . So glad I was able to make it out this morning!
I'm kinda reluctant to post about the session becuase Irish202 is such a great GM and the PCs around the table were such nice people and good players, I hate to risk messing up the dynamic at the table.
Thanks again Irish202 for running and spearheading the game! You are a stellar GM. If there was a player/ session issued GM review rating, you would get 5 stars from me!
Hopefully I can make it out in 2 weeks if the family calendar is open.
Thanks again! Had a great time.
BTW Rastaf, I Love the LG half-orc cleric of Sarenrae, not what one would expect from a follower of Sarenre! You were a beast today (in game reference of course) thanks for keeping us alive. Maybe we can work on having our character histories inter-twine.
I'm thinking of Amzu's history revolving around growing up in the puddles of Absalom and constantly being persecuted and pre-judged because of my demon blood (that was no fault of my own given my mothers rape by a demon). Only to discover the pathfinder society as a group that welcomes all without judgement (so long as they help the societies charge).
Hey everyone! Had lots of fun with the session today. Next session will be November 3rd at 10AM (Griffon, as usual). The scenario on deck will be #3: Murder on the Silken Caravan. Hope see you there!
For those interested in continuing to play in future sessions, please think about sending me your background for you character! I'm thinking about trying to do something new with the way I'm RP'ing the scenarios, and backgrounds will help me out a lot. Can be as short/long as you'd like, just send it to me in a PM and I'll give it a look over. Thanks!
Another fun game. If everybody's laughing, you're doing it right. Yeah, Rastaf did a number on the undead. He was in his element, happy to be a force for good. Luckie was great, too, with her mad skillz. A good rogue makes things a lot easier. She breezed through the chests like it was nothing.
Rob, if you want Amzu to know Rastaf somehow, that's cool. He didn't find much acceptance, either, until he started in with those clerics and those Pathfinder types. I'll think about his backstory, and write something up later.
This is the background I sent to Irish.
Rastaf of Sarenrae
Rastaf's origins aren't particularly unique. Abandoned at birth, he bounced around various orphanages run by the more charitable organizations of Absalom.
Some were better than others, but in spite of the good intentions of many would-be mentors, Rastaf was an angry, moody, inhumanly strong child who responded to playground taunts with his fists. He maintained a sense of power by keeping the smaller, weaker human children too cowed to tease him to his face.
He had few good influences, although he could have trusted many of the humans flying in and out of his life.
Moving from the Puddles to the docks isn't really a step up, on the social ladder. He never really managed to literally do it. It didn't take long for others to notice his strength and size. In his teens, he ran around with a gang of “rollers”; young toughs who targeted people who looked easy to rob. He was good at looking intimidating, and many potential victims just handed their valuables over to avoid a beating.
Of course, it wasn't very lucrative. Common workers don't carry much of value, so the gang raised their sights, and went after wealthier-looking prospects. Long on confidence, but short on sense, they eventually accosted a priest of Sarenrae. Once she'd slaughtered the first to attack her, then scared off his friends, she stood in front of the magically-held half orc, and looked him over.
“If you want something, it's best to ask nicely.”
He expected her to cut him in half, but instead, she dismissed the holding spell and asked his name.
She also talked to the watch about the incident, and managed to get Rastaf out of a night in jail and in her custody. That arrangement is a peculiar one in Absalom, but even with the power to abuse him like inanimate property, she did the opposite. She took him to the temple's housing, got him fed and sheltered, and talked with him, sometimes at length. She was his first real friend, if only a brief one.
Less than 2 years later, he took his place as a vested initiate of Sarenrae. He was talented enough with weapons to teach their uses to other novices of the faith. He got a small stipend for it, and supported himself that way while he looked for other ways to serve. When he became a Pathfinder, it was with the blessing of the church.
His transformation from street urchin to devoted priest wasn't quick, but it was complete. He was no longer alienated and insecure, lashing out at others. He instead drew strength from his faith, and found purpose in leading others to the redemption that had been so mercifully offered to him.
He may find it challenging to get others to change their ways as much as he has, though. Some things just don't feel the need for redemption.
Not real detailed, just the basics.
I am trying to work my schedule around this, however I have my son on the weekends that the games are scheduled so it's been a no go the past few sessions. I guess the question is would there be room if I was able to make it on the 3rd?
Plus the fact that I've only played two Pathfinder sessions and that was almost two years ago so I'm very rusty.
The maximum number of players we've had at once for a session so far at the Griffon has been 5, and if all of the previous players from in town showed up at once and then you Tom, we would have 7, which I believe is still a legal table size assuming we don't have anyone to GM another table. Although, it would be healthy for the group to have another person willing/able to GM if needed.
I know at least 3 of the players are new to Pathfinder and everyone is friendly and easy-going, so don't let your rustiness discourage you from playing.
I actually was the DM of our group in high school back when there was no "edition" of D&D and GMed a few Pathfinder modules a few years ago, so I'd love to help GM once I kick the rust off and get a lot more familiar with the Pathfinder rule set. I know the basics I just haven't had much of an opportunity to put it all into practice by playing in any sort of constant fashion.
So bummed. Sitter fell through today :( hopefull I will make it back out to play with you guys in 2 weeks.
Have a good time everyone. I will be here watching Blues Clues and listening to Rafi and the wiggles dreaming of slaying goblins :(
Yes! If somebody can bring a map, I've got the rest. I've got 6 PCs ready to go. It's a really fun little romp, so get your goblin on!
I don't have any of the forms for credit, but we can get all that from Sean posthumously. It counts as a session, one way or another.
I ran WBG as a PbP here, and we enjoyed it so much, we kept going. For a look at how my goblins behave, check it out here.
They're goofy as #&@*.
Brian D. Mooney wrote:
The chronicle sheets can be found on the additional resources page. If you need someone to register the event I can do it and send you the reporting sheet.
That would be helpful. My printer is really sketchy.
Also, if anybody has goblin minis, that would help. I've got small minis, but they're not the cute little terrors found in PF.
Could you show up and play? That would be fun, too.
I can handle reporting, I already have the event set up and everything :)
All I need are the Pathfinder Society numbers/factions of all the players/GM at the session, and I'll take care of the rest. The event number (which you will need to write at the bottom-left corner of the chronicle sheets) is "17042." Let me know if you have any questions about filling out the chronicle sheets.
We had an awesome time last Saturday with 'We Be Goblins!' and Rastaf did a great job GMing. We gave him our character names, factions, and PFS numbers, and he said he'd give them to you. Feel free to PM if anything else is necessary for credit.
My group of three will be there on the 1st! Kerian is considering starting over with a front lines martial class, but that's still up in the air.
Justin L. Warren wrote:
It was Sue-eeeeeett!
They got the job done,.. barely! We'll have all the appropriate documentation next time we play. Kieran played 2 goblins, so we'd have 4 total. Not a big group, but we had fun. WBG is that kind of goofy!
I don't really care to GM much, but I can in a pinch. If Tom or anyone else feels like it, go for it! Maybe we'll get some more people interested and expand a bit, in time.
PFS is a little different from a home game, but so far, it's been great. Lotsa good folks and good adventures, and all you really have to do is show up. Smiling faces, snacks galore, and an interesting adventure makes for a nice Saturday.
Have a great holiday, guys! Rastaf will be there to cure all your light wounds next time around!
In case there happens to be a 7+ people turnout, would anyone be willing to back-up GM on the 1st? I don't expect it, but it is good to be prepared just in case. The scenario would be "Master of the Fallen Fortress," which I can either provide or can be downloaded for free (I think) off of the paizo website.