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Locked Character's within scenario - Rat's of The Round Mountain


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** Venture-Lieutenant, Croatia—Zagreb

My player's recently player Rat's of The Round Mountain part I.

Part II is supposed to be played immediately after Part I, without the ability to buy items or gain new missions from factions, however character's can opt to disregard this and return back to Absalom if they wish, but they lose the Boon on the chronicle from Part II.

One of the player's feels that his character is "locked" now in this scenario if he doesn't wish to lose boon and can't play with his character in other scenario's.

Is this fine? Or is there some level of flexibility for players?

Thanks for responses.

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Unfortuantely, the player is correct. If he chooses to play another scenario before rats part 2, he looses the "free" aspect of the boon as his character is considered to have returned. He does still have the option to spend pp on the boon if he so desires.

But if he chooes to stay in rats his character is effectively locked until he players part 2.

Mine was locked for about 6 months before I was able to play part 2 ...

** Venture-Lieutenant, Croatia—Zagreb

Aaaah, I see now. I must have misread it.

So player's receive boon for free if in chain, but otherwise they can pay 5 prestige to gain in anyway.

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Malag wrote:

Aaaah, I see now. I must have misread it.

So player's receive boon for free if in chain, but otherwise they can pay 5 prestige to gain in anyway.

correct

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So the boon is free if chained successfully? My GM never mentioned it when we finished part 2 and the chronicle doesn't mention it either. I figured that the GM would just cross it off completely if it wasn't chained (in other words it couldn't even be purchased).

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Jason S wrote:

So the boon is free if chained successfully? My GM never mentioned it when we finished part 2 and the chronicle doesn't mention it either. I figured that the GM would just cross it off completely if it wasn't chained (in other words it couldn't even be purchased).

I don't have the boon in front of me, work and all, but I'd suggest reading it .. it will probably have the information to clarify,.

My understanding of it, however, is free if chained, pp cost if not.

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Massachusetts—Boston aka Rogue Eidolon

Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Jason S wrote:

So the boon is free if chained successfully? My GM never mentioned it when we finished part 2 and the chronicle doesn't mention it either. I figured that the GM would just cross it off completely if it wasn't chained (in other words it couldn't even be purchased).

I don't have the boon in front of me, work and all, but I'd suggest reading it .. it will probably have the information to clarify,.

My understanding of it, however, is free if chained, pp cost if not.

You are completely correct. It's right there on the chronicle sheet, just as you say--free if you have Dogged Adventurer and purchasable if not.

Silver Crusade **

Yeah, there was a huge debate about this when the scenarios were first published. Generally, it's a good idea to try and schedule these back to back in a short time period.

But honestly, the special boon isn't that special, and PCs at that level should have plenty of spare prestige around if they really want to buy the boon.

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Rogue Eidolon wrote:
You are completely correct.

O_O You have no idea how long I have waited for you to say those words to me ....

I'm keeping this post for posterity ... because the next wordwar we get into ... I'm sooooo using it rofl.

** Venture-Lieutenant, Croatia—Zagreb

I kind of feel same that it isn't really that special, but one of my player's considered it unfair.

In either case, maybe the news make him happier.

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Massachusetts—Boston aka Rogue Eidolon

Fromper wrote:

Yeah, there was a huge debate about this when the scenarios were first published. Generally, it's a good idea to try and schedule these back to back in a short time period.

But honestly, the special boon isn't that special, and PCs at that level should have plenty of spare prestige around if they really want to buy the boon.

Well, to be fair it is the only boon I remember that fulfills the following criteria:

*Applies to characters of all classes and alignments
*Can, in theory, be used in all scenarios

Most other boons are either barely ever usable in a few scenarios (Wonders in the Weave and many others) or no scenarios at all (Beggar's Pearl and a few others) or only work for characters of a few classes (Quest for Perfection) or alignments (Golden Serpent and Sanos Abduction, also limited to a few classes only unless you pay three feats which require 13 Charisma).

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Massachusetts—Boston aka Rogue Eidolon

Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Rogue Eidolon wrote:
You are completely correct.

O_O You have no idea how long I have waited for you to say those words to me ....

I'm keeping this post for posterity ... because the next wordwar we get into ... I'm sooooo using it rofl.

lol, have we ever gotten into a wordwar? I surely don't remember it. I find I usually either agree with you or it's a topic where there are lots of reasonable opinions and we can agree to disagree. Are you sure it was me?

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Rogue Eidolon wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Rogue Eidolon wrote:
You are completely correct.

O_O You have no idea how long I have waited for you to say those words to me ....

I'm keeping this post for posterity ... because the next wordwar we get into ... I'm sooooo using it rofl.

lol, have we ever gotten into a wordwar? I surely don't remember it. I find I usually either agree with you or it's a topic where there are lots of reasonable opinions and we can agree to disagree. Are you sure it was me?

Never know ... there is always a first time for everything muahahahaha

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Rogue Eidolon wrote:
You are completely correct. It's right there on the chronicle sheet, just as you say--free if you have Dogged Adventurer and purchasable if not.

Awesome news, I wish I read it more thoroughly instead taking the GMs word on it.

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