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Shadow Lodge ***

To be fair, I've never seen a table both so tickled and so terrified.

Silver Crusade ***

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Sammy T wrote:
To be fair, I've never seen a table both so tickled and so terrified.

I later GMed that adventure four times, and I always make a point of looking up from what I'm reading so I can see the looks on the players' faces when I say those four magic words:

Spoiler:
"The chair attacks you."

And I once had a player come up with an absolutely perfect comeback:

Spoiler:
"Good thing I have favored enemy: furniture"

Sovereign Court **** Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Houston aka Lord Valstaff

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There was a hostage negotiation happening inside an alchemist's shop.

Enemy had our hostage.
We backed the enemy into a corner.
Our barbarian threatened to smash enemy in head with a shelf full of concoctions and potions.
Enemy didnt listen.
Barbarian slams shelf into enemy. Nat 20.
All alchemical fires and concoctions fall to floor.
Huge explosion engulfing everyone in the the small shop.
Everyone makes it out of the shop with 1hp.
Except hostage and enemy.

Nat 20 confirmed hit with a shelf though.

Scarab Sages ***

Fromper wrote:
Sammy T wrote:
To be fair, I've never seen a table both so tickled and so terrified.

I later GMed that adventure four times, and I always make a point of looking up from what I'm reading so I can see the looks on the players' faces when I say those four magic words:

** spoiler omitted **

And I once had a player come up with an absolutely perfect comeback:

** spoiler omitted **

I was not present for this, unfortunately, but there's a local Barbarian that notoriously hates doors. I can only imagine his expression when he attacked a door... and it attacked back.

(It's a brutally tough door, too!)

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I believe this happened on a PbP, so it might be traceable, but a friend said that in an AP (WotR or RotR) someone threw a melon at a party member's head. It critted and the party member went down (level 1).

Sovereign Court * Venture-Agent, Canada—Ontario—Toronto aka crashcanuck

Ferious Thune wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Sammy T wrote:
To be fair, I've never seen a table both so tickled and so terrified.

I later GMed that adventure four times, and I always make a point of looking up from what I'm reading so I can see the looks on the players' faces when I say those four magic words:

** spoiler omitted **

And I once had a player come up with an absolutely perfect comeback:

** spoiler omitted **

I was not present for this, unfortunately, but there's a local Barbarian that notoriously hates doors. I can only imagine his expression when he attacked a door... and it attacked back.

(It's a brutally tough door, too!)

I think I know what door you mean, I had a sorcerer who should of been in high tier tank it with his face, good times.

Silver Crusade *

Ferious Thune wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Sammy T wrote:
To be fair, I've never seen a table both so tickled and so terrified.

I later GMed that adventure four times, and I always make a point of looking up from what I'm reading so I can see the looks on the players' faces when I say those four magic words:

** spoiler omitted **

And I once had a player come up with an absolutely perfect comeback:

** spoiler omitted **

I was not present for this, unfortunately, but there's a local Barbarian that notoriously hates doors. I can only imagine his expression when he attacked a door... and it attacked back.

(It's a brutally tough door, too!)

Whose barbarian has a problem with doors?

Scarab Sages ***

Bigdaddyjug wrote:
Ferious Thune wrote:
Fromper wrote:
Sammy T wrote:
To be fair, I've never seen a table both so tickled and so terrified.

I later GMed that adventure four times, and I always make a point of looking up from what I'm reading so I can see the looks on the players' faces when I say those four magic words:

** spoiler omitted **

And I once had a player come up with an absolutely perfect comeback:

** spoiler omitted **

I was not present for this, unfortunately, but there's a local Barbarian that notoriously hates doors. I can only imagine his expression when he attacked a door... and it attacked back.

(It's a brutally tough door, too!)

Whose barbarian has a problem with doors?

A player in Baton Rouge. The Barbarian goes by the name of Grumph. He's also not very fond of books.

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Agent, Netherlands—Utrecht aka Woran

Fromper wrote:
Michael White wrote:
MadScientistWorking wrote:


I was almost beaten to death with a broom which only happens in one scenario I think....
Suddenly I dont feel so bad for being dropped to -2 by a bag. I still get razzed about that.
I've seen a chair knock someone unconscious in PFS. The guy who started this thread was the GM for that table.

I have some fond memories of that chair.

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Agent, Netherlands—Utrecht aka Woran

Quentin Coldwater wrote:
I believe this happened on a PbP, so it might be traceable, but a friend said that in an AP (WotR or RotR) someone threw a melon at a party member's head. It critted and the party member went down (level 1).

It was a goblin. And it died to critical melon damage. It was hilarious.


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Ferious Thune wrote:
there's a local Barbarian that notoriously hates doors.

Our home group loves doors. They're always made of adamantium and equipped with superior masterwork locks (Disable Device at least 35), so they fetch a huge price on the open market when we lug them back to town. The look on the GM's face is an added bonus.

Scarab Sages **

Calybos1 wrote:
Ferious Thune wrote:
there's a local Barbarian that notoriously hates doors.

Our home group loves doors. They're always made of adamantium and equipped with superior masterwork locks (Disable Device at least 35), so they fetch a huge price on the open market when we lug them back to town. The look on the GM's face is an added bonus.

I foresee a terrible surprise in your future.


We had a TPK by the haunt in The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment scenario. Seems pretty lame to have an IK trap at that level. One after another: fail *splat* fail *splat* fail *splat* fail *splat* fail *splat* ... game over.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

That's unfortunate, since the haunt only targets one character per hour.


Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
That's unfortunate, since the haunt only targets one character per hour.

The GM must have missed that part. :o

Time to track down that session. 5/6 of the party didn't die! It was years ago, though.

Shadow Lodge ****

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Jordan Agudelo wrote:

There was a hostage negotiation happening inside an alchemist's shop.

barbarian killed something and pathfinders set something on fire.

.. Rare sightings. We're looking for RARE sightings Not every single game session... :)

The Exchange ****

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Jordan Agudelo wrote:

There was a hostage negotiation happening inside an alchemist's shop.

barbarian killed something and pathfinders set something on fire.

.. ... :)

and then the team exits the VC briefing room...


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I once saw a character with ranks in Intimidate make a Diplomacy check!

Dark Archive ****

Calybos1 wrote:
Ferious Thune wrote:
there's a local Barbarian that notoriously hates doors.

Our home group loves doors. They're always made of adamantium and equipped with superior masterwork locks (Disable Device at least 35), so they fetch a huge price on the open market when we lug them back to town. The look on the GM's face is an added bonus.

We have a guy who specializes in doors. His favorite is a 15d6 electrical blast every few rounds. He's still trying to come up with a method to wield it.

My advice is throw anything. .. but he's not parial to it.

Grand Lodge

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I've seen a PC Harsk.

A player actually recreated Harsk as a permanent character.

I bet nobody else saw anything like that.

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Lieutenant, Online aka Hmm

You mean Mike McKeown's character? I love his Harsk. He's put so much love into it!

Hmm

Grand Lodge

Nope, wrong continent. I guess I was wrong about anybody else doing this.


Maybe it's just my PFS region, but another rare sighting is a table where EVERY player openly declares their PC's race and class.

Seriously; it's become a cliche to have one or more players declare "Well, he looks like a human" and "You don't know his class; you can't see any armor or weapons." And no, it's not just the Vigilantes, it's been going on for years.

Silver Crusade ***

I'd rather tell people who my PC is and what he does than what he is in game terms.

Pretty much all my front liners are described as wearing armor and carrying weapons. Whether their class comes out when I introduce my PC "in character" depends on the PC.

As long as nobody's lying about what their PC contributes to the group, what does it matter?

Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32

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Honestly, I agree with Fromper. When I hear 'Bard 3' I begin to metagame: 'Oh he can inspire courage, he can do the competence thing, he's probably not a frontliner.' When I hear 'He's got a swashbuckling charm about him, with a rapier slung low on his hip and a battered lute on his back', then I start thinking of him as a character and not a set of stats.


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I suppose the difference is between descriptions of a character, and attempts to fool players as to what the character actually is. Even then, there are two ways to go about it. The PC can be a shifty type, trying to hide who they actually are from everyone. That's okay. Alternately, the player might enjoy trying to fool the other players at the table. That's less cooperative (and the shifty character played by the shifty player is still plenty possible).

Admittedly, if I'm playing a neutral cleric of an evil deity, I'm not going to run around saying, "I worship Norgorber!" or whoever in public. But I'm also going to be honest with my fellow players about my character and expect the interactions to develop without OOC information tainting things.

Other times, saying what you are by race and class can give the wrong impression, anyway. I've got a cleric, for example, who's a speedy elf with a rapier and high acrobatics and low charisma. Saying I'm a swarthy, skinny elf in light armor wielding a rapier will tell people more about my character's capabilities than saying I'm an elf cleric.

Dark Archive ****

Wrong John Silver wrote:


Admittedly, if I'm playing a neutral cleric of an evil deity, I'm not going to run around saying, "I worship Norgorber!"

Of course you wouldn't run around saying that. That's grounds for falling.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

I will describe my character realistically and introduce them in-character, avoiding mechanical terms. But if asked, I will give a brief run down of his mechanics. Some times it is fun to let people guess at it during the session, but not if it is causing strife or poor play.


pH unbalanced wrote:
Carla the Profane wrote:

More female players? I want to see more female half-orcs!

All jest aside, for some races I barely see one of their sexes... we need more Dwarven females, Kitsune males, Gnome females, Wayang females! Equality for Golarion!

I have a female half-orc Cleric of Naderi. She's a Paramarchioness in the Sovereign Court with the Extremely Fashionable trait, so she's always dressed to the nines.

I only play female characters...after playing a male character for forty years I've kind of lost all interest in that. So I've got female dwarf and female wayang covered. (And I've seen about equal male/female ratio for kitsune.)

I have a female half orc brawler and an undine cleric of naderi.

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doctor_wu wrote:
pH unbalanced wrote:
Carla the Profane wrote:

More female players? I want to see more female half-orcs!

All jest aside, for some races I barely see one of their sexes... we need more Dwarven females, Kitsune males, Gnome females, Wayang females! Equality for Golarion!

I have a female half-orc Cleric of Naderi. She's a Paramarchioness in the Sovereign Court with the Extremely Fashionable trait, so she's always dressed to the nines.

I only play female characters...after playing a male character for forty years I've kind of lost all interest in that. So I've got female dwarf and female wayang covered. (And I've seen about equal male/female ratio for kitsune.)

I have a female half orc brawler and an undine cleric of naderi.

I have a female half-orc redeemer archetype paladin of Arshea. She believes in the healing and redeeming power of love and has a sacred tattoo as a sign of her faith as well as having been a shaman's apprentice.

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

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I have a female half-orc cleric of Shelyn who has learned to accept the beauty of her form and use her strength to protect the faithful.

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Finland—Tampere aka Rei

I had a female half-orc viking fighter/beast rider cavalier. She's a huge redhead in a transparent green breastplate who rides into battle on an ankylosaurus while wielding a talking magical sword. She's a Seeker now and I likely won't be playing her any further since she's mechanically not sound at all, but she was hilarious to roleplay at times.


I've got a female half-orc sorcerer and a nonbinary wayang rogue in PFS, if that counts.

*****

I have two female half orc characters. One is an alchemist who is very possessive of her stuff. The other is a young bard/oracle who was saved from sacrifice to Rull, orc god of thunder and lightning, by a pathfinder team when she was young and grew up in the lodge. She is a thundercaller bard/dual cursed oracle.

Sovereign Court ****

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As far as I can tell I'm playing the only Enchanting Courtesan out there, at least the only Thessalonians Specialist (Lust)/Enchanting Courtesan. Kind of fun to get 14-15 skill points/Level. "You can afford ten ranks in Craft (Alchemy) Me: Level up, add Cunning to Fears 'Now I can...'

Almost fun as doing D.C. 26+ diplomacy checks with a 'take 1' (depends on modifiers in place, she rules human nobles/officials in Absalon)

Shadow Lodge **** Venture-Lieutenant, Florida—Jacksonville aka Kyrie Ebonblade,

Let's see...

Are there any..
-Envoys of Balance
-Shieldmarshalls
-Pathfinder Agents
-Magaambyan Arcanists

Out there?

Wow I do a fair amount of prestige classes after all...

Shadow Lodge **

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I've got a character queued up to go Envoy of Balance, but I've been holding off on hitting level 6 because I really want to replay Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment with her.

(Because she's a Cleric of Naderi who is ready to give a sermon.)

Silver Crusade *****

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A good friend and I play twin brothers - undine fighter/rogues named Harry and Marv. We're the Wet Bandits, of course...

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Thomas Graham wrote:

Let's see...

Are there any..
-Envoys of Balance
-Shieldmarshalls
-Pathfinder Agents
-Magaambyan Arcanists

Out there?

Wow I do a fair amount of prestige classes after all...

I have a Pathfinder Agent.

(Of course it's only because I ran out of Delver levels to take after 10 of them)

Dark Archive ***

Thomas Graham wrote:

Let's see...

Are there any..
-Envoys of Balance
-Shieldmarshalls
-Pathfinder Agents
-Magaambyan Arcanists

Out there?

Wow I do a fair amount of prestige classes after all...

I have seen both an Envoy of Balance and a Shieldmarshal at my lodge and I have a wizard who is a few levels away from Magaambyan Arcanist (Yuelral's Blessing is so fun with that prestige class).

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pH unbalanced wrote:

I've got a character queued up to go Envoy of Balance, but I've been holding off on hitting level 6 because I really want to replay Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment with her.

(Because she's a Cleric of Naderi who is ready to give a sermon.)

SOON


Are there many Pathfinder Chroniclers?

Shadow Lodge **** Venture-Lieutenant, Florida—Jacksonville aka Kyrie Ebonblade,

Velisruna wrote:
Thomas Graham wrote:

Let's see...

Are there any..
-Envoys of Balance
-Shieldmarshalls
-Pathfinder Agents
-Magaambyan Arcanists

Out there?

Wow I do a fair amount of prestige classes after all...

I have seen both an Envoy of Balance and a Shieldmarshal at my lodge and I have a wizard who is a few levels away from Magaambyan Arcanist (Yuelral's Blessing is so fun with that prestige class).

Extra Spontaneous Mastery from the Arcane Anthology is fun too, particularly when you have 48 spells in memory thanks to Spell Mastery multiple times

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Lieutenant, Online aka Hmm

One of the things that I love about this thread is seeing that we do have such regional diversity. What is rare in one region may be common in another. I think that this is reflective of how memes spread in communities. Many of us get inspiration from our peers or only learn about how cool a class is when we first see it in action. Psychic classes are fairly common at the venue in which I play mainly because I had a couple players who dived into them right away, and then other players started wanting to try it.

Hmm

Sovereign Court ***** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32 aka Netopalis

I believe that I have the only cleric* of Aroden left in Golarion.

*:
Said cleric may actually be an oracle. He doesn't know that.

Silver Crusade ***

Andrew Shumate wrote:

I believe that I have the only cleric* of Aroden left in Golarion.

** spoiler omitted **

I have a friend with a paladin of Aroden who got all the way to level 14 in PFS before the rules change that requires paladins to have a legal patron.

Shadow Lodge ***

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Andrew Shumate wrote:

I believe that I have the only cleric* of Aroden left in Golarion.

** spoiler omitted **

I'm starting a half elf who is beginning his adventuering career at age 100 because he's starting to see his grandchildren die of old age.

I got the idea for the Arodenite bishop of Oppara who is a half elf and one of the few mortals alive who cast spells in his name.


A rogue. Haven't seen one in PFS yet.

Sovereign Court **** RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, 2011 Top 32

I was a rouge for a while.

...I got better.

Silver Crusade *

Andrew Shumate wrote:

I believe that I have the only cleric* of Aroden left in Golarion.

** spoiler omitted **

There's one in Switzerland. I played The Sky Key Solution at the same table as him.

Spoiler:
Also an Oracle.

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