Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Pathfinder Society

Pathfinder Beginner Box

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

Pathfinder Comics

Pathfinder Legends

PaizoCon 2014!

Does anyone read AP write-ups / journals?


Skull & Shackles


I ask because we have a really great one going on and I'm very tempted to post it here, at length, written as an actual journal by one of the PC's... but I've seen other journals posted before, some with many entries, but never seen a single response to them. I wouldn't want to go to all that work just to clutter up the board.


Story Archer wrote:
I ask because we have a really great one going on and I'm very tempted to post it here, at length, written as an actual journal by one of the PC's... but I've seen other journals posted before, some with many entries, but never seen a single response to them. I wouldn't want to go to all that work just to clutter up the board.

the more, the merrier. It's always nice to have a glance on how other groups tick and play


I read over the one's involved with AP's I'm about ready to run. Otherwise no.

Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Tales Subscriber

I've been reading Skull & Shackles ones voraciously, to mine for ideas.

Sczarni

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Kingmaker and Second Darkness can be particularly challenging to GM, so some prep reading is very useful.


DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
I've been reading Skull & Shackles ones voraciously, to mine for ideas.

We've run a really great one so far and our 'journalist' is very good at what he does, so I'd really like to post it... just wanted to make sure there was some interest out there.

so far we've got the following chapters done:

The Wormwood

The Man's Promise

Bonewrack Isle

The Squibs

Sea Wolves

The Rock

We're working on the end of Fever Sea this weekend. Do you think people would like it if I included some GM editorial notes along the way, so that readers would know what rules we changed, etc.


sure , give us a link, I followed "the Lidu Diaries" for several years on this site, it was wonderfull. It was set in "savage tide" and was well put together.


I love journals for games I'm running. It helps me learn and prep for specific events, laugh about or take notice of what actions the PCs took, and of course the story that each group writes is so different it's interesting to see what's different about each one.

I just hate them if they're typed up dot-for-dot with boring metaphors in a faux-text message style. I think I even had one going for a long time before I lost gusto, and I hope it helped some people run the beginnings of their games.


J.A.Kempton wrote:
sure , give us a link, I followed "the Lidu Diaries" for several years on this site, it was wonderfull. It was set in "savage tide" and was well put together.

Sadly we don't have any sort of website set up - just his journal which I thought to clean up a bit, commentate on and post here.


I'd love to see it. I tend to favour PbPs over Journals, because I find many journals dont document NPC interaction as much as I'd like, and THAT, above all, is where I want to mine ideas/quotes from. That said, I really want to kick my research into overdrive before I start my second Skull and Shackles game. I'll have a group of new players and I really want everything to go smoothly. :)


Twigs wrote:
I'd love to see it. I tend to favour PbPs over Journals, because I find many journals dont document NPC interaction as much as I'd like, and THAT, above all, is where I want to mine ideas/quotes from. That said, I really want to kick my research into overdrive before I start my second Skull and Shackles game. I'll have a group of new players and I really want everything to go smoothly. :)

PbP's?


1 person marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pawns, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Dropbox is your friend.


PbPs = Play by Post.

I'll read journal's if they're well-written. Guy Humal's Tristan is still my favorite. The best place to post it would probably be in the journal section of the boards.


DM_aka_Dudemeister wrote:
I've been reading Skull & Shackles ones voraciously, to mine for ideas.

What DM said. I'm greatly enjoying reading everyone's S&S campaign accounts both for entertainment value ("They did what???") and also for hints on DM-ing and ideas to -ah - "borrow". ;D

Please post yours as well - the more the merrier, arr.


Story Archer wrote:
I ask because we have a really great one going on and I'm very tempted to post it here, at length, written as an actual journal by one of the PC's... but I've seen other journals posted before, some with many entries, but never seen a single response to them. I wouldn't want to go to all that work just to clutter up the board.

I read the journals that document the entire AP. 99% of the journals die out before part 3. So I would suggest posting your journal after your group completes the entire AP. I don't think we need any more journals for flamed-out campaigns, we've got thousands of those already.


cibet44 wrote:
Story Archer wrote:
I ask because we have a really great one going on and I'm very tempted to post it here, at length, written as an actual journal by one of the PC's... but I've seen other journals posted before, some with many entries, but never seen a single response to them. I wouldn't want to go to all that work just to clutter up the board.
I read the journals that document the entire AP. 99% of the journals die out before part 3. So I would suggest posting your journal after your group completes the entire AP. I don't think we need any more journals for flamed-out campaigns, we've got thousands of those already.

I suspect as often as not that's due to the lack of response as anything else... nobody wants to go through the effort of posting all that if they don't think anyone is reading it - hence the purpose behind my post. If I think people will read it, and even better respond to it, then I'll post 1-6 religiously.

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo Publishing / Pathfinder® / Pathfinder Adventure Path / Skull & Shackles / Does anyone read AP write-ups / journals? All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.
Recent threads in Skull & Shackles
Cannons

©2002–2014 Paizo Inc.®. Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours: Monday–Friday, 10 AM–5 PM Pacific Time. View our privacy policy. Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc., and Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Online, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.