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PFS scenarios with lots of roleplaying?


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Question:

Would anyone be able to recommend some well-regarded Pathfinder Society scenarios that are particularly weighted towards roleplaying and problem solving rather than combat?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


There are tons of great scenarios that offer heavy role playing. Usually there is a heavy role playing segment and then combat. I can't think of one without combat.

The Disappeared and The Immortal Conundrum immediately come to mind. If you want pure puzzle solving, then grab a couple old Dungeon magazines and run the Challenge of Champions V or VI.


This recent module To seal the Shadow has a whole Debate/verbal combat section.


Brother Fen wrote:

There are tons of great scenarios that offer heavy role playing. Usually there is a heavy role playing segment and then combat. I can't think of one without combat.

The Disappeared and The Immortal Conundrum immediately come to mind. If you want pure puzzle solving, then grab a couple old Dungeon magazines and run the Challenge of Champions V or VI.

This is great, thank you both. Combat is fine of course, I was just looking for something that skewed pretty heavily towards RP. Much appreciated!

Silver Crusade ***

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Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment
The Disappeared
The Blackros Matrimony (though you'll probably want to run the more combat heavy Penumbral Accords from season 2 first, since they're related)
The Consortium Compact
The Sun Orchid Scheme
Bid for Alabastrine
Portent's Peril
Forged in Flame 1: The Cindersworn Pact
What Sleeps in Stone

Generally speaking, there's been a lot more non-combat encounters, and/or "combat optional" encounters in the last year or so. So pretty much any adventure from late season 7 or season 8 is going to be less combat and more social, skill, and/or puzzle encounters than before. But the ones I listed here stand out the most in my mind in that regard.

And for a module that's PFS legal, I'll highly recommend Feast of Ravenmoor.


Hellknight Wedding,
Hellknight Feats,

Both of which I believe involve the Pathfinder's favorite family, the Blackros.


The scenario which immediately comes to mind for me is the sun orchid's. More scenarios need to be like it.

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Black Water is a straight dungeon crawl, but it has loads of opportunities for roleplay if the DM can get into the mood of the scenario and the PCs are willing to go along with it.

I ran it about a week ago and I had a great time with describing their environment.

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Library of the Lion can be run successfully with full PP award and full gold with zero combat.

Dark Archive *****

The followup to Black Waters, School of Spirits, has lots of RP opportunity and can also be run without a single combat depending on what the PCs are comfortable with.

Out of Anarchy and Scars of the Third Crusade have lots of RP, and there is some investigation required by the PCs if they want the full story.

Wounded Wisp can be fun, if the GM is willing to put in the effort when it comes to NPC interactions.

I also recommend everything on Fromper's list, and others mentioned here!


Thanks everybody, you've been immensely helpful! :)

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

Murder's Mark is a delight.
Twisted Circle.
The first section of Gallows of Madness (Foul Breed) is delightful.

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However, just about any scenario with intelligent talking adversaries can become a great roleplay experience. I roleplay most combats.

Hmm

Sovereign Court ****

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I'd guess just about any scenario with Hmm as the judge would have lots of roleplaying in it... just a guess!

;)

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

Murder's Mark is a delight.

Twisted Circle.
The first section of Gallows of Madness (Foul Breed) is delightful.

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However, just about any scenario with intelligent talking adversaries can become a great roleplay experience. I roleplay most combats.

Hmm

That last can lead to really entertaining encounters. I just got to break out my Scooby Doo impression for a party talking to a worg.

Liberty's Edge *

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion Subscriber
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:

Hellknight Wedding,

Hellknight Feats,

Both of which I believe involve the Pathfinder's favorite family, the Blackros.

Blackros Matrimony and Hellknight's Feast?

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Captain, Virginia—Richmond West aka Slothsy

Scars of the Third Crusade hasn't been mentioned yet but is very roleplay heavy.

Scarab Sages *

Blakros Matrimony, Library of the Lion, The Disappeared... the non combat scenarios tend to lend themselves to lots of roleplaying. Though any scenario has opportunity with the right players.

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