#0-14: The many fortunes of Grandmaster Torch [Tier 3-4] by GM Rutseg (Inactive)

Game Master Balacertar

Chronicles

Current map

General map

People to visit:
Nasir Tandir (Overmarket near Candlewood and Zephyr)
Viraj Arpani (Overmarket)
Buri Buri-Ban (Sengali square)
Saldin Marafi (Secure market)

Statues recovered:

Copper cat
Silver centipede
Golden Giraffe
Iron eagle



I am proposing you a new PFS scenario in Normal Campaign.

The chosen adventure will be #0-14: The many fortunes of Grandmaster Torch. When four statues of unspeakable power were found in a tomb in Osirion and then stolen, the Pathfinder Society assumed they were gone forever. When they appeared again in the illicit inventory of a Qadiran smuggler in the massive trade city of Sedeq, the Society wasted little time dispatching you there to recover them. Can you find the statues in time or will Sedeq be swallowed in a plague like none Golarion has ever seen?

What I will be expecting?
Character builds: Whatever fitting PFS rules. You can propose up to two characters suited for a lower and a higher tier (for example a level 2 and a level 5).
Posting frequency: 2 times per day
Playing style: Fast pace with capacity to RP (I want fluid combats with characters that have paid a minimum observance to a background and make an effort for party interaction). I have preference for players that make an effort to perform their characters, rather than just stats beasts. I like the strategy layer of combat, and will help you out if you have difficulties with the rules on that sense.
Timespan: The game will take around 3 and 6 weeks to complete, depending on players responsiveness.
Party size: 5 or 6 for upper tiers [3-4] and [6-7], 4 or 5 for lower tier [1-2]
Pregens: I will accept pregens, but will give priority to other characters.
GMing style: I make passive rolls, as Perception, Initiative or Saves. GM bots and delays if only one player is missing to act will be frequent.
Mapping tools: You are expected to have access to view (and preferably edit) Google Slides maps.
Player responsiveness: I expect you to have initiative as a player, pushing the game to explore and interact, not just reacting to the GM initiative rolling and direct questions for what next.

Just provide a couple ideas of possible characters you would like to play with (class, race and level are enough). I will check your previous gaming experience and take into account party balance when selecting who is going in.

People who has GMed me (past or present) will have priority. I will reserve at least 1 spot for someone with little or no previous PbP experience, so take this as a great opportunity to get experience in PbP roleplaying.

I plan to start the game as soon as possible and finish it through August.

Good luck everybody!

Grand Lodge

Hello Rutseg! Applying with Arthrax, a level 3 fighter. Thanks for your consideration!


I have a level 1 swashbuckler I'd like to use. If we can't play low tier, I'll go with a 3rd level witch.


How soon were you thinking about getting started? The next two days will be bad for me due to the July 4th holiday in the U.S., but after that I'll be consistent with my posting. I have a level 6 Witch or a level 3 Magus available, but also level 1 characters if necessary.

Edit: My Magus is only level 3.


Justin L. Warren wrote:

How soon were you thinking about getting started? The next two days will be bad for me due to the July 4th holiday in the U.S., but after that I'll be consistent with my posting. I have a level 6 Witch or a level 3 Magus available, but also level 1 characters if necessary.

Edit: My Magus is only level 3.

I plan to start as soon as we have 5 solid players. You are ok with joining after the weekend, no worries.

Magus 3 is ok, I would like to play the 3-4 Tier.

Silver Crusade

am assuming you mean the 4-5 tier =)

I'll sign up. Level 4.

First game since getting grandfathered in.

If we hit the low tier, I've a lv2 dwarf who might fit the bill.


Dr. Strang wrote:
am assuming you mean the 4-5 tier =)

I made an error in the recruitment thread title, the scenario is Tier 1-7 in fact :P

So we will play 1-2, 3-4 or 6-7 (3-4 most probably under current submissions).

Dark Archive

I need to update him, but Altus is a level 3 Brawler/Rogue. I've been wanting to play this scenario for a while, and being able to do it on PBP would up the ante for RP, me thinks.

If we got 6-7, I have a magus, and if we go lower, I have a witch (card slinger)


Those of you whiling to apply, know this is not a first come first serve recruitment, I tend to look for a combination of solid posters and new players, so do not be shy and try out, we are far from full :)

So far we have:
- Arthrax Bellringer, Fighter 3
- Jani Lee Two-spirit, Tiefling Witch 3
- Eva Uzair, Human Magus 3
- Altus Einziger, Tiefling Brawler/Rogue 3

Dr. Strang, be aware of the recent FAQ about using spell-likes to fulfil requirements.

Paizo FAQ wrote:

Spell-Like Abilities, Casting, and Prerequisites: Does a creature with a spell-like ability count as being able to cast that spell for the purpose of prerequisites or requirements?

Only if the pre-requisite calls out the name of a spell explicitly. For instance, the Dimensional Agility feat (Ultimate Combat) has "ability to use the abundant step class feature or cast dimension door" as a prerequisite; a barghest has dimension door as a spell-like ability, so the barghest meets the "able to cast dimension door prerequisite for that feat. However, the barghest's dimension door would not meet requirements such as "Ability to cast 4th level spells" or "Ability to cast arcane spells".
posted Feb 18, 2015 | back to top


He's OK if he's played at least one game at level 4 (his MT level) before the cut-off date, which is the same day as the FAQ. Anyone who had played at least one level as a MT (or any other prestige class) didn't have to rebuild. Here's a post by John Compton stating this.

Silver Crusade

I am aware of the FAQ reversal.

Strang got his 10th xp about a week before, and thus is grandfathered in.

I just haven't played him since then =)


You might want to keep a link of that post handy when you play this character.


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

I have a couple levels twos open, DM, a celestial sorcerer, and a mutagenic mauler brawler, if you decide to run for lower tier. The aliases are for Reesa and for Fahd, respectively, under my profile.

Thanks for the consideration.


If you wish so, you can also join with your level 2 in the Tier 3-4. There should be no problem.

So far we have:
- Arthrax Bellringer, Fighter 3
- Jani Lee Two-spirit, Tiefling Witch 3
- Eva Uzair, Human Magus 3
- Altus Einziger, Tiefling Brawler/Rogue 3
- Reesa, Aasimar Sorcerer 2

Still accepting candidates.

Liberty's Edge

I think I'm late to the party, but Ma'Huuk is level 2 (Barbarian/Saurian Shaman). His profile needs updating (as well as his gear), but I could get that done quickly.

If Gerald took the spot, that's fine.

Sovereign Court

Even more late, but applying anyway.

Anne Katherine White, usually known as Kiti/Kitty. Druid 3.

I haven't played in Paizo boards or in any english PbP games, some experience in finnish PbP.


You are ok, recruitment is still open.

Kiti@ as long as you can properly communicate in English, Finnish PbP experience is more than ok :)

So far we have the following applications:
- Arthrax Bellringer, Fighter 3
- Jani Lee Two-spirit, Tiefling Witch 3
- Eva Uzair, Human Magus 3
- Altus Einziger, Tiefling Brawler/Rogue 3
- Reesa, Aasimar Sorcerer 2
- Ma'Huuk, Human Barbarian 1/Shaman 1
- Anne Katherine White, Gnome Druid 3

Still accepting candidates.

Liberty's Edge

Technically, Ma'Huuk if Barb 1 / Druid 1 (Saurian Shaman is the Archetype)


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

I'd be fine with playing in a third level party, DM.

Silver Crusade

Wall of steel getting in the way of bad things.

Dwarf Inquisitor 5 of Ragathiel (god of heroes), he could play either upper tier
Silver Crusade
Full plate, sword & board
Has the AC and hp to be a decent tank
Some buff spells with backup healing
Some monster knowledges (though not all that great yet)
Good intimidate and decent diplomacy
Feels it is his job to protect the more fragile members of the company from the evil things in the world

Dark Archive

Same player as Morrolan above

Hunter of Legends

Demon Spawn Tiefling bloodrager 2, if playing lower tier 1-2
Rage shaper and cross blooded (aberrant and abyssal)
Has a horsechopper for a reach weapon, a bow for distance, and natural weapons when raging.
Is more intelligent than he lets on, though still no genius.
Tries to always have the right gear for the task at hand.
The job is the important thing. Relatively unconcerned with side effects or others opinions. If the job is getting done, things are fine.

This one hasn't been played in a PbP, so I don't have the stats in the icon yet. If selected it will only take a few minutes to copy them in from herolab.


I have decided to run this in Tier 3-4, with 6 characters it should be save enough for the party. The party seems somehow balanced.

Before accepting entering the party, please, those of you with animal companions, be aware this is an urban adventure and you will find your wild animals are not allowed inside some buildings and will be out of some of the events.

This is the list of the chosen ones, please proceed to the discussion thread:
- Arthrax Bellringer, Fighter 3
- Jani Lee Two-spirit, Tiefling Witch 3
- Eva Uzair, Human Magus 3
- Reesa, Aasimar Sorcerer 2
- Ma'Huuk, Human Barbarian 1/Shaman 1
- Anne Katherine White, Gnome Druid 3

Sorry to those not chosen. I still might pick someone else if some player does not successfully report in the discussion during the next day.

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