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Thornkeep PFS Chronicle Sheets


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***** Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter 2013 aka Shivok

Will these be available in October when the PDF is delivered to the Kickstarter backers?

Scarab Sages *****

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

That is a good Question Shivok...

At First I was like, why would they not be? Then I realized they might actually wait until the General Public Release in January, which would suck!

Paizo Employee ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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Stand by and we shall see. I need to get a copy, talk to Mark, and get some other harpies in a row first.

Scarab Sages *****

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Michael Brock wrote:
and get some other harpies in a row first.

Please no more Harpies!!!! ;)

Liberty's Edge ****

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I do think it would be nice as a pseudo-special, for the kickstarter supporters, to be able to run it before the public release.

Maybe a way to encourage more people to play PFS at my FLGS.

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

+1 to kinevon's post.

Also, I wonder what % of the kickstarter backers were PFS members...

Grand Lodge *****

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Tales Subscriber
kinevon wrote:

I do think it would be nice as a pseudo-special, for the kickstarter supporters, to be able to run it before the public release.

Maybe a way to encourage more people to play PFS at my FLGS.

+1

And yes I'm selfish - I'm a kickstarter backer

Liberty's Edge ****

Thod wrote:
kinevon wrote:

I do think it would be nice as a pseudo-special, for the kickstarter supporters, to be able to run it before the public release.

Maybe a way to encourage more people to play PFS at my FLGS.

+1

And yes I'm selfish - I'm a kickstarter backer

You don't think that I am that philanthropic, do you?

I am a kickstarter backer, too. ;)

Liberty's Edge *****

Thod wrote:
kinevon wrote:

I do think it would be nice as a pseudo-special, for the kickstarter supporters, to be able to run it before the public release.

Maybe a way to encourage more people to play PFS at my FLGS.

+1

And yes I'm selfish - I'm a kickstarter backer

+2

The Exchange ***** RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

I'm very much looking forward to bringing Thornkeep's dungeons to conventions.

+3.

Dark Archive **

I'm a kickstarter supporter.

The Exchange **

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

yes, me, too. I'd love to get it with the pdf.

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Atlanta aka CRobledo

Agreed

Paizo Employee ** Developer

We promised that we'd have Chronicle sheets for these dungeon levels, but when they'll be available, I can't currently say. Mike and I haven't even seen the final book yet, and thus we can't really assess the best way to provide them. Should they be a different Chronicle for each level? Should it be one for the whole book? Et cetera. If we can get them to Kickstarter backers prior to the public release of the book, we will, but it might not be on day one of the PDF being available to backers.

*****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I think there should be one for each level, each with a boon that comes into play at lower levels. Depending on their size, XP could be awarded on the final level based on the # of previous levels completed.

Also +1 for getting these out asap. Selfish and all.

The Exchange ***** RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

If I read correctly, the dungeons under Thornkeep can bring a PC from level 1 to level 8 or so. So they're more like half-an-AP than a single module.

Of course, I don't know how details and involved each level is. I don't know if, say, Jason's level is as meaty as "Crypt of the Everflame." But let's say it is.

Then there might be a "3 XP, 4 PP" module-style Chronicle for each level. So Kyle's suggestion -- a boon for deeper levels -- seems reasonable.

Silver Crusade **

Chris Mortika wrote:

If I read correctly, the dungeons under Thornkeep can bring a PC from level 1 to level 8 or so. So they're more like half-an-AP than a single module.

Of course, I don't know how details and involved each level is. I don't know if, say, Jason's level is as meaty as "Crypt of the Everflame." But let's say it is.

Then there might be a "3 XP, 4 PP" module-style Chronicle for each level. So Kyle's suggestion -- a boon for deeper levels -- seems reasonable.

If so, I'll be a *very* happy man. Great way to get some relatively new PFS players rolling.

Sovereign Court **** Venture-Captain, Florida—Jacksonville , Star Voter 2013 aka Corax "the honest thief"

i cannot wait to run this bad boy. not just for pfs, but my home group as well. yes i am a backer and i approve this message :-)

***** Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter 2013 aka Shivok

Chris Mortika wrote:

If I read correctly, the dungeons under Thornkeep can bring a PC from level 1 to level 8 or so. So they're more like half-an-AP than a single module.

Of course, I don't know how details and involved each level is. I don't know if, say, Jason's level is as meaty as "Crypt of the Everflame." But let's say it is.

Then there might be a "3 XP, 4 PP" module-style Chronicle for each level. So Kyle's suggestion -- a boon for deeper levels -- seems reasonable.

If the dungeons per level have an enounter ratio less than a normal mod then a 2xp 3pp per level chronicle sheet would not be bad.

EDIT: Just read that bit about 1st thru 8th lvl I guess its something to consider but with only 4 flip maps that many encounters would be tough to fit...unless of course, you're Kyle ;)

A boon for completing the entire four levels without returning for the surface for ressurection/or supplies would be a good idea.

Looking forward to unleashing this baby at conventions.

* Dedicated Voter 2013, Marathon Voter 2014

Now that the PDFs should be coming out for the backers in a few weeks, do we have an ETA on the chronicle sheets for the dungeons?

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Saint Caleth wrote:
Now that the PDFs should be coming out for the backers in a few weeks, do we have an ETA on the chronicle sheets for the dungeons?

As of a few weeks ago Mark and Mike hadn't even seen it themselves, so 'tis probably best to relax and chill and maybe we'll wake up one morning and find it new and shining on our additional resources page, as Gandalf might say, "unlooked-for".

**** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter 2013

I'd forgotten about these. I'm torn between running ASAP, and waiting for the Goblinworks game to come out for crossover potential. "You liked the video game? Watch this!"

The Exchange ***** RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

Mike Bramnik wrote:
... 'tis probably best to relax and chill and maybe we'll wake up one morning and find it new and shining on our additional resources page, as Gandalf might say, "unlooked-for".

I laughed, Mike. And not entirely cheerfully. I paid $100 for the Thornkeep resources, due out at the end of the month, and when I spend that kind of money on a hobby item, it is generally looked-for. I understand that Unfortunate Things Happen, and that I'll be getting the PDF instead of the promised hardcopy and flip maps, but I've been planning to run some Thornkeep at the local SF convention the first week of November, and it will be a major disappointment if that falls through.

*****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Can't wait to run me some Thornkeep!

***** Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter 2013 aka Shivok

Kyle Baird wrote:
Can't wait to run me some Thornkeep!

Same here!

Sovereign Court **** Venture-Captain, Oklahoma—Tulsa aka Rob Duncan

I'm really excited about running it -- having Ed Greenwood do a level pushed me towards supporting it.

(I still remember his introductory adventure in "a grey box set for some other old roleplaying game set in some realm that I forget about" killing me over.. and over.. and over.. Really looking forward to more of that. ^_^)

***** Venture-Captain, New Jersey , Star Voter 2013 aka Shivok

Robert Duncan wrote:

I'm really excited about running it -- having Ed Greenwood do a level pushed me towards supporting it.

(I still remember his introductory adventure in "a grey box set for some other old roleplaying game set in some realm that I forget about" killing me over.. and over.. and over.. Really looking forward to more of that. ^_^)

Wow that was my 1st boxed set and boy was it good, kept me hooked for ....decades.

Paizo Employee ** Developer

All 5 Chronicle sheets for Thornkeep are now available for download on its product page.

Lantern Lodge **** Venture-Lieutenant, South Dakota—Rapid City , Dedicated Voter 2013, Star Voter 2014, Star Voter 2015 aka Black Powder Chocobo

Thanks Mark!

And just to confirm, each 'floor' of the Thornkeep dungeons counts as a module, so 3XP and 4PP for completion, correct?

Paizo Employee ***** Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

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Black Powder Chocobo wrote:

Thanks Mark!

And just to confirm, each 'floor' of the Thornkeep dungeons counts as a module, so 3XP and 4PP for completion, correct?

Yes

Paizo Employee ** Developer

Yes, though they'll likely take less time than a traditional module, which usually contain around 20 encounters. It was simply easier to treat them as modules since we already had rules for them instead of creating new rules for these five dungeons.

Liberty's Edge * Star Voter 2013

Mark Moreland wrote:
Yes, though they'll likely take less time than a traditional module, which usually contain around 20 encounters. It was simply easier to treat them as modules since we already had rules for them instead of creating new rules for these five dungeons.

YAY! Thanks Mark!

Liberty's Edge ***

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules Subscriber

Has anyone run, played or had a detailed look through 'The Accursed Halls' yet? If so, would you say it's suitable for a brand new party of level 1 PCs, or more suited to PCs with a few scenarios under their belt (either 1st level with ~1000gp of equipment, or 2nd level)?

Liberty's Edge ****

Since this typo mentuiin seems to have been missed:

Mark Moreland wrote:
All 5 Chronicle sheets for Thornkeep are now available for download on its product page.

At least a couple of price typos snuck into the Chronicles.

Spoiler:
Both Sanctum of a Lost Age and The Dark Menagerie's chronicles offer the clear spindle Ioun stone at 5,000 gp. Per the Core rulebook, page 521, that Ioun stone costs 4,000 gp, instead.

But many thanks for getting them up in such a timely fashion.

Now I get to see if my new Saturday PFS group would be interested in adding them to the list of games to be played. :)

Silver Crusade **

Having looked through the PDF and the Chronicles....I need to run these. Amazingly well done dungeons!

Sovereign Court **** Venture-Captain, Oklahoma—Tulsa aka Rob Duncan

Hurrah! I've had lots of local interest in this, so I'm stoked we have sheets up. Thanks!

Sovereign Court ***

I know I plan to run at least one of these to get one of those specials boons for my witchhunter. I hope to see more of those metals make it into special chronicles.

**** RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8 , Star Voter 2013

Mason Whitlark wrote:
I know I plan to run at least one of these to get one of those specials boons for my witchhunter. I hope to see more of those metals make it into special chronicles.

I've a half elven Lore Warden in the back of my head who's squeeing for that metal too.

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Chris Mortika wrote:
I'm very much looking forward to bringing Thornkeep's dungeons to conventions.

I'm very much looking forward to the Darioth Wolfmane cosplayers.

The Exchange ****

kinevon wrote:

Since this typo mentuiin seems to have been missed:

Mark Moreland wrote:
All 5 Chronicle sheets for Thornkeep are now available for download on its product page.

At least a couple of price typos snuck into the Chronicles.

** spoiler omitted **
But many thanks for getting them up in such a timely fashion.

Now I get to see if my new Saturday PFS group would be interested in adding them to the list of games to be played. :)

"you only die twice" has a "Hand of Glory" for 4000gp, instead of it's actual cost (8000) again, more typos :D

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Cards, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
Benrislove wrote:
"you only die twice" has a "Hand of Glory" for 4000gp, instead of it's actual cost (8000) again, more typos :D

Maybe it's marked down, for being 'damaged goods'?

'One severed hand, only one careless owner...'

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

The Chronicle sheet has been updated (if you click to redownload, it will reflect the changes).

The Exchange ****

Chris Lambertz wrote:
The Chronicle sheet has been updated (if you click to redownload, it will reflect the changes).

Thanks Chris! you're awesome :D.

Is there a correct place to report those types of errors so you don't have to scour the forums for them?

Paizo Employee Digital Products Assistant

The errors (specifically non-technical errors) should stay in the Pathfinder Society forum (if they're Pathfinder Society related). Mike and Mark check these forums often :)

The Exchange ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Amsterdam aka Seraphimpunk

Anyone have some good lead-ins for the modules, for PFS society?
I started prepping and they're all largely dungeon crawls. I know we have some creative license sending in "pathfinders" to the module. Just polling the audience to find some nice ideas for lead ins as to why these 1st/2nd level characters are going into these accursed halls. =D

Grand Lodge *****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Thornkeep is in Varisia right? You could have Venture-Captain Shelia Heidemark send the PCs to go explore it.

*****

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Don Walker wrote:
Thornkeep is in Varisia right? You could have Venture-Captain Shelia Heidemark send the PCs to go explore it.

It's actually in the River Kingdoms, so you could use the Daggermark VC who is mentioned in Perils of the Pirate Pact.

The Exchange ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Amsterdam aka Seraphimpunk

Ooh. I like pirates. Thanks

Grand Lodge *****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I recently ran The Dark Menagerie [5-7]. It took just over 5 hours. The group was 7 players (at least 2 maxed out builds). One of the players was almost trying to solo the adventure. The group moved along pretty fast, but I think 6 hours is a good estimate for this level. Also, based on the room sizes and creatures I think 5 PCs is optimal for this level. Any more and PCs will be getting in each other's way.

Spoiler:
The group did not fight the last creature so I'd give at least 6 hours for this level in case they do.

Also, when reporting the module I noticed the reporting page listed the "Forest Stronghold" and "Echo Wood" as two module choices along with the 5 dungeon levels that have PFS Chronicle sheets. Are there plans to sanction these two sections of the PDF? They don't seem to be clearly defined adventures.

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