GM Brunoreturns' Shattered Star

Game Master brunoreturns

Venture Captain Sheila Heidmarch needs your help to recover a lost field agent.

Do you have what it takes to serve the Pathfinder Society and save the world?

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Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

It is actually double. My bad.
At 3rd level, when a two-handed fighter makes a single attack (with the attack action or a charge) with a two-handed weapon, he adds double his Strength bonus on damage rolls.


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As a reminder (mostly for Barkot):

Burn wrote:

Burn (Ex)

The creature deals fire damage in addition to damage dealt on a successful hit in melee. A creature affected by the burn ability must also succeed at a Reflex save or catch fire, taking the listed damage for an additional 1d4 rounds at the start of its turn (DC = 10 + 1/2 burning creature’s racial HD + burning creature’s Constitution modifier). A creature suffering from this effect can attempt a new save as a fullround action. Dropping and rolling on the ground grants a +4 bonus on this save. Creatures that hit a burning creature with natural weapons or unarmed attacks take fire damage as though hit by the burning creature and must succeed at a Reflex save to avoid catching on fire.

Now that I am reading this again.... I was supposed to be adding fire damage to each successful hit. Oh well, I'm not going to change anything now.

Grand Lodge

Male Elf CG / UC Rogue / 3rd | HP:24/24 | AC:18 T:15 FF:13| CMB:3 CMD:18| Saves F:+2 R:+8 W:+2 (+2 vs enchantments) | Init:+7 | Per: +9

GM: Looking at the map, I assume Squint cannot tell us what he knows of these creatures until he moves and can see them, is that right?


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Correct.

Silver Crusade

Male Halfling Summoner (Unchained) 3 | hp 22/25 | AC 13 (t11; ff13) CMD 15 (ff13) | init +6 | F* +3 R* +3 W* +2 (*+2 vs fear) | Perc +1 SM -1 | Speed 15 |

Because Ulyi is an eidolon of a good alignment, they gain that subtype (good) as per the rules (Unchained RB). Do their attacks count as good for purposes of DR?


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The good suntype does allow attacks to overcome good drs. I will have to verify that good eidolons get the good subtype.

I was not aware of that. Thank you for pointing it out.


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Yes, he has the good subtype and thus his attacks would be considered good aligned.

I have recently been reminded about the cover rules for melee attacks with ranged weapons.

I don't think I have been properly applying that rule in this game (and this battle is hardly challenging) so the hits will apply.

Be on notice that I will begin applying cover penalties in the future.


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

Regarding rules, I may have short changed myself relying on pcgen a little bit too much. Deric has weapon focus which is +1 to his greataxe. I have been applying that. However, he also has weapon training which should be another +1 to all 2 handed weapons.

Weapon Training (Ex) As the fighter class feature, but the bonuses only apply when wielding two-handed melee weapons. Attacks with a weapon from listed groups, gain a bonus on attack and damage rolls. (Included in weapon blocks)


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

I know the feeling - I rely too much on Hero Lab, too often. For example, in another campaign, my eldritch scoundrel just spent all of first level with only 6 spells in his spellbook - 3 cantrips and 3 level 1 spells - because Hero Lab didn't think that the archetype gets the basic 20 wizard cantrips for free. The consensus on the forums (and ruling from my GM) is that the starting spellbook comes with the cantrips, so HL had shorted me by 20 spells. I wasted a good chunk of the available downtime for that level looking for scrolls to buy just to scribe them into my spellbook to have any spell choice at all.


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

(Posting on all of my games) Sorry to be slow to post lately - work has been very busy. Finally finishing for the night at 2am, and will jammed tomorrow too until at least late afternoon (around 15 hours from this post).


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FYI I had to look Suzerain up myself. It is French. A high ranking lord in the feudal system. A lord who would have lesser lords report to him.

Not sure what the English equivalent would be. Duke? Baron?

As I think about it, the feudal system was just a pyramid scheme.


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

31 unread posts since yesterday morning. I do love this group. I’ll try to catch up tonight and post first thing in the morning.


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless
GM Brunoreturns wrote:
Deric has apparently decided to play this as if he has been reduced to a 3 Intelligence

Your comment here prompted me to look: none of us have an Int score higher than 12, and Reillana’s archetype trades out bardic knowledge. I think I know why we keep missing knowledge checks...


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Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

It's the PC with an 8 Wisdom trying to explain something to the guy with an 8 Intelligence! What could possibly go wrong?


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I was going to save this discussion for the end of book one (which isn't that far away), but it seems like this might be a good time.

How is the adventure going so far? Are there things that I am not allowing your characters to accomplish? Any parts that you particularly enjoy so far?


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

Super job on your part in my opinion.

Grand Lodge

Male Elf CG / UC Rogue / 3rd | HP:24/24 | AC:18 T:15 FF:13| CMB:3 CMD:18| Saves F:+2 R:+8 W:+2 (+2 vs enchantments) | Init:+7 | Per: +9

Yeah GM, you’re doin’ fine by me...


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

Agreed, I’m enjoying it so far. Looking forward to starting book 2!


BUFFS: none CONDITIONS: none LN Arcane-Duelist3 l 24/24hp l F +2, R +6, W +3 l AC16; T12; FF14 l Ini +5 l CMB +2 CMD15 l Perc +10 SM +8 l Active Conditions: none

I'm having a good time too! Wish we had some better Knowledge as a group, because it seems like we're missing out on some exposition.

Sorry for my low posting rate lately, too.


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Perhaps you could hire a chronicler


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

I especially like the way you keep things moving rather than waiting for 5 pcs to decide on the obvious :-)


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And then I left things without opening the door...

I got distracted by kids... moving along.

Silver Crusade

Male Halfling Summoner (Unchained) 3 | hp 22/25 | AC 13 (t11; ff13) CMD 15 (ff13) | init +6 | F* +3 R* +3 W* +2 (*+2 vs fear) | Perc +1 SM -1 | Speed 15 |

And I think you're doing a great job as well!


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

Glad this is not nethack
You hear the howling of the CwnAnnwn...
indicates
You have less than 1/10 of your total hit points left.


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

Getting concerned about paizo again. Adding new avatars has been broken since Jan 20th. They have no intention of fixing that until they get something else fixed. Way underhanded. How do you not fix an issue in 30 days? At one point a year or so ago, we set up a meeting place on roll20 if paizo went belly up. Should we do that?


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

And the feed reader is not updating for hours.

Silver Crusade

Male Halfling Summoner (Unchained) 3 | hp 22/25 | AC 13 (t11; ff13) CMD 15 (ff13) | init +6 | F* +3 R* +3 W* +2 (*+2 vs fear) | Perc +1 SM -1 | Speed 15 |

Ugh. I’ve been trying to figure out Roll20. It just makes my brain hurt. Roll20 is so unintuitive. I think I’d rather burn my dice then switch to that, unless someone thinks they can walk me through things.

BTW, here’s how MORONS typically try to tell you how to use Roll20:

“Oh it’s super easy, you just click on the (unnamed and not labelled any &@$@$@&ing place) button!”

HEY ROLL20! GET YOUR S&@$ TOGETHER AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO IDENTIFY THINGS ON YOUR WEBSITE USING LABELS.

Ok, rant done. No, I don’t want to go to Roll20.


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We have a place set up on discord in case things go belly up Invite is here: https://discord.gg/rAMtQdW


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@Squint We discussed once before that Reckless Luck gives a Trait bonus and not a Luck bonus, thus it is not eligible for Fate's Favored.

Your move is not a charge, but the attack still hits. Not sure where you are getting "15ft in a straight line" when you had to move around a wall in order to get to the enemy. Regardless, this move satisfies none of the requirements of a charge, so your ac is normal and the damage will be reduced.

Grand Lodge

Male Elf CG / UC Rogue / 3rd | HP:24/24 | AC:18 T:15 FF:13| CMB:3 CMD:18| Saves F:+2 R:+8 W:+2 (+2 vs enchantments) | Init:+7 | Per: +9
GM Brunoreturns wrote:
We have a place set up on discord in case things go belly up Invite is here: https://discord.gg/rAMtQdW

I’m doing one on Discord now... I’m like it OK but the interface takes some getting used to...

There’s another alternative if things do go belly up here. I got my intro to PFS and PBP over at RPG Geek; I’m guessing some of you may have played there. Although I like it better here, the interface there is pretty easy to get used to...and it’s more similar to here than Discord is...


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Discord is simply a landing point as a contingency at this point.

We would be able to discuss setting up a game on another site at that point, if the facilities at discord are unsatisfactory.

I do dislike that die rolling usually happens in a different thread there. It is designed to be a means of communication (especially during live gaming), so the differences make sense.

I know RPGGeek, and would be fine moving there, though my presence there is zero now. Gamers there are completely unreliable and seem to disappear constantly.

Roll20 I've only used once and just for die rolling, but I could certainly look into it. Not sure if it has good capability for discussion/rp threads.

Grand Lodge

Male Elf CG / UC Rogue / 3rd | HP:24/24 | AC:18 T:15 FF:13| CMB:3 CMD:18| Saves F:+2 R:+8 W:+2 (+2 vs enchantments) | Init:+7 | Per: +9
GM Brunoreturns wrote:
I know RPGGeek, and would be fine moving there, though my presence there is zero now. Gamers there are completely unreliable and seem to disappear constantly.

Roger that, I've had a few promising games there start off great and then die suddenly due to folk disappearing. Does work well there if you can go in with a solid group of RPers to start...


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

I'm playing a game on Discord now as part of Discon. It's OK, but not great, although partly that's because I keep forgetting to check it. If the notifications come up at a bad time because I'm busy at work or whatever, I don't think to look back later. I suspected that keeping track of two locations for my games would be a hassle, and it turns out I was right.

Silver Crusade

Male Halfling Summoner (Unchained) 3 | hp 22/25 | AC 13 (t11; ff13) CMD 15 (ff13) | init +6 | F* +3 R* +3 W* +2 (*+2 vs fear) | Perc +1 SM -1 | Speed 15 |

GM, I’m not sure why you think I’ve applied an extra plus to my reckless luck.

Reckless Luck:

Like your deity, you charge in when others fall back. When you make a charge attack in the surprise round or first round of combat, you gain a +2 trait bonus to your AC for 1 round.

I applied a bonus of Fate’s Favored to the point of Adaptable Luck that I used on the attack roll.

As far as the charge goes, I didn’t know if, for purposes of a charge, the red line that I’ve placed on the map (and where I envisioned Ulyi to be traveling from) met criteria for enough space needed (10 feet min) for a charge.


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Sorry, I misunderstood about your adaptable luck statement.

As for the line you marked, that would satisfy for a charge, but that isn't where you started your turn from unless I missed something. Did you move you token yesterday before I posted about the arrival of the wolf? I thought your token was still next to Deric.


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@Squint I don't believe Celestal Companion is on the Unchained Summoned spell list (which is very different from the Summoner spell list). Do you get access to it from some other feature?

Silver Crusade

Male Halfling Summoner (Unchained) 3 | hp 22/25 | AC 13 (t11; ff13) CMD 15 (ff13) | init +6 | F* +3 R* +3 W* +2 (*+2 vs fear) | Perc +1 SM -1 | Speed 15 |

According to both Archives of Nethys and HeroLab, celestial companion is not only a chained Summoner 1 spell, but an unchained Summoner 1 spell, too.

It is not listed in the Pathfinder Unchained book, but it was released as part of the Plane Hoppers guide, which I think post-dated Unchained.


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Jacobadiah 'Squint' Nirodin wrote:
According to both Archives of Nethys and HeroLab, celestial companion is not only a chained Summoner 1 spell, but an unchained Summoner 1 spell, too.

Yes it is, thank you. It is NOT listed as an unchained summoner spell on d20pfsrd, probably due to it being in Plane Hoppers. That is the reason I started using Nethys over d20pfsrd when I needed to do quick research...

Thank you for the clarification.


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

I apologize, all - I am at a conference through Saturday afternoon (and trying to remember not to shake hands with people!) - and will have a slightly reduced ability to post.


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@Reillana Can you please verify if you have been adding in the +2 to all skill checks that you get from the artifact you are carrying?


BUFFS: none CONDITIONS: none LN Arcane-Duelist3 l 24/24hp l F +2, R +6, W +3 l AC16; T12; FF14 l Ini +5 l CMB +2 CMD15 l Perc +10 SM +8 l Active Conditions: none

I have! They're included in the breakdown on my profile sheet (e.g "1 rank, +3 bonus, +1 Int, +2 artifact")


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

Hey, GM. Am I still under suggestion or has that worn off?

Silver Crusade

Male Halfling Summoner (Unchained) 3 | hp 22/25 | AC 13 (t11; ff13) CMD 15 (ff13) | init +6 | F* +3 R* +3 W* +2 (*+2 vs fear) | Perc +1 SM -1 | Speed 15 |
Deric Vel wrote:
Hey, GM. Am I still under suggestion or has that worn off?

Duration: 1 hr per level or suggestion completed.


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Squint's spellcraft is correct. The motivation implanted by the imp remains and seems like your natural inclinations.


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

Please keep me posted. I left my hourglass in the pub.


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It has been 10-20 minutes since the encounter with the imp. You will likely be under the effects until completed.

I'm not planning to have it impede your current explorations, though Deric would not want to leave this level. I am undecided if I would allow you to rest. You would definitely have to role play the interaction.


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@Deric

Overhand Chop does not apply to AoOs and you don't get Weapon Training until Level 5.

Are these calculations correct? Str 5x1.5 = 7, PA 2x1.5 = 3, Magic = 1 7+3+1=11.

For that matter, using Overhand Chop, I get another +3 (Str 5x2=10) for a total of 14.

Am I missing a bonus?


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

I did not note the restriction on overhand. Yeah, when I moved the calculations to the ranseur, I picked up some bad numbers. You are correct on the numbers imo. They match the calculations I had for the greataxe when I did not apply weapon training.

And I did apply weapon training which is not really clear to me at this point.

PCGen (in my stat block states):
SQ bonus feat, bonus feats, humanoid traits, overhand chop, shattering strike, skilled, weapon training

Weapon Training (Ex)
[Paizo Inc. - Advanced Player's Guide, p.108]
    
As the fighter class feature, but the bonuses only apply when wielding two-handed melee weapons. Attacks with a weapon from listed groups, gain a bonus on attack and damage rolls. (Included in weapon blocks)

From the archetype:
Weapon Training (Ex)

As the fighter class feature, but the bonuses only apply when wielding two-handed melee weapons.

This ability replaces Weapon Training 1, 2, 3 and 4.


Human Fighter (Two Handed) 3, |HP 29/31| AC 24/20-11-19| Init +7| Perc +1| F+5, R+2, W+1 (Dex -1) CMB +8 (+9 sunder); CMD 19 (20 vs sunder)

Looks like weapons training is restricted to two hands and kicks in at level 5.


Male CG Half-Orc (Shaman's Apprentice) Oracle (Seeker) 3 | HP: 24/24 | AC 19 T 12 FF 17 | CMB: +4, CMD: 16 | F: +2*, R: +2*, W: +1* | Init: +1* | Perc: +4* (darkvision), SM: +2* | Shield ON | Speed 30/20 | longsword +4* (1d8+1*/19-20), silver light mace +4* (1d6+1*), whip +4* (1d3+1* nonlethal), light crossbow +4* (1d8-1*/19-20) | Spells: 1st 4/6| *Active: poisoned (-1 Dex dmg); Runelord monument penalty; Bless

Sorry for the long silence - our daughter’s college is closing the dorms and moving classes online and I’ve been distracted with the logistics. We finally decided my wife would just drive out (~900 miles) starting tomorrow, help her pack, then drive her back with her stuff. Our son’s high school is still open (for now), but other stuff is getting cancelled left and right.

So, Squint, any room at your place for us all to stay until this blows over? A country with more sheep than people sounds pretty good right about now...

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