Hmm's Murder's Mark of Crows -- I Only Have Pies for You! (Inactive)

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An all Tengu PFS run through Murder's Mark.
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Murder’s Mark of Crows: a PFS Experiment
Tengus... Join the Pathfinder Society, Travel to Varisia, Meet Fascinating People and Solve their Murders!

The Adventure:

Murder’s Mark is an evergreen module. You can play it over and over at level one, but only once at level 2. It’s light-hearted, with tons of opportunities for role-play, but there are definitely opportunities for combat as well.

Murder’s Mark blurb wrote:

An urban mystery adventure for 1st-level characters.

Everyone in the fishing town of Ilsurian is excited when the legendary Umbra Carnival rolls into town—even if the show is run by members of the much-maligned Varisian ethnic group. With strange and exotic beasts, scandalous performances, games of chance, and all the other fun of a traveling fair, who could resist such an opportunity for entertainment?

Unfortunately for both the town and the circus, however, entertainment isn’t the only opportunity the carnival presents. Hidden within Ilsurian, a guild of thieves and scoundrels has been waiting for just such an occasion to launch a campaign of theft and murder—leaving the strangers from the circus to take the blame. With tensions mounting between locals and performers, and the body count rising on both sides, it’s up to the PCs to uncover what’s really going on and clear the circus’s name before the entire town erupts in a firestorm of ethnic violence.

Murder’s Mark is an adventure of mystery, illusion, and mob justice for 1st-level characters, written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world’s oldest RPG. This volume also contains a gazetteer of the traveling Umbra Carnival and a brand-new monster pulled from history and mythology, all of which can easily be adapted for use in any campaign setting.

Written by Jim Groves

The Experiment

A few weeks ago, I mused about the idea of running an all-Tengu or all-Kitsune group through a replayable scenario. I decided to do the Tengu group first, because I’ve never played one and I’d love to see a group of them in action. Besides, the pun is irresistible!

Yes, this is for PFS

All characters must be PFS legal Tengu characters at Level 1 or 2. Because this is a low level replayable, you can build a brand new Tengu, play a low-level Tengu that you already have, or remake an existing level one into a Tengu.

About Me

I only GM one PbP game at a time, but I give it my all. Expect RP, story and a quick, rewarding pace. (Also expect puns, filk and other strangeness.)

The Recruitment

I’m not necessarily taking the first people to apply. I’m looking for people who will roleplay, push the plot forward, investigate and post often. I’m looking for people who want to play Tengu, and who will have a blast doing this.

I plan to close recruitment on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

My Expectations

  • This will go at a quick pace, with most players averaging 2-3 posts a day.
  • Both the players and the GM will communicate absences, or days that are usually crunch days where they can’t post much. This GM has insanely busy Wednesdays, so does not post much on those days.
  • We all have fun.
  • Players will have a full character sheet in their profile, important information in their headers, and tactics listed in case I have to bot you.
  • Everyone will have a different avatar. If this means you have to take some other bird because we’ve run out of tengu avatars, so be it.


My Application Form

Player's forum handle:
Character name:
PFS#
Race/Class(es)/Level(s):
Faction:
Day Job Roll, if any:

____

1) Any special rules, boons, or corner cases you need to let me know about:

2) A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, both out of character and in character as your character would describe him or herself. Why are you in the society?

3) Why do you want to be in a wacky all-Tengu game? What makes you want to be part of the flock?

4) May I bot you in combat or for an occasional skill check to ensure a fast moving game?

5) What are your go-to combat tactics for botting purposes?
(Feel free to also include this on your character sheet, where you can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)

6) Will you be able to post 2-3 times a day on average, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Short Vacations, etc?)


I'd like to apply for this... I think a Tengu swashbuckler would be fun to play - but won't have time to create a character til I get home tonight... Hope there's still room by then..

Will make character and fill out your application sheet at that time...sounds like fun!


I'd love to see a Tengu swashbuckler! I'm very curious to see what characters will show up for this. I gave people a week before submissions close. You have until June 25, 2016.

Hmm


This sounds interesting!

I'll start thinking on what I'd like to build; most likely a ranged build of some sort.


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If someone else is working at swashbuckler I'll poke at a few other ideas I have in mind...

Very much interested in this thing!


I'm in! Will post here with my tengu character in 24 hours. I think it will be someone with divine magic - cleric, warpriest, druid etc.


Scratch that, I've got a level 2 I can convert into a Bloodrager (I'd Rager-Anger) 1/Warpriest of Gorum 1.

I just enjoy the idea of a bird in full plate, I suppose.
Plenty of roasted chicken jokes to be had, as well!


Hmmm... maybe I'll have to look at PFS now. XD A Tengu party sounds like my kind of party!


bigrig107 wrote:

Scratch that, I've got a level 2 I can convert into a Bloodrager (I'd Rager-Anger) 1/Warpriest of Gorum 1.

I just enjoy the idea of a bird in full plate, I suppose.
Plenty of roasted chicken jokes to be had, as well!

If he's never been played at level 2, yes, you can convert him. I look forward to seeing your battle chicken!

Hmm


Almonihah wrote:
Hmmm... maybe I'll have to look at PFS now. XD A Tengu party sounds like my kind of party!

Welcome!

If you've never done PFS, it has some interesting quirks. I highly recommend reading the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play. In addition, you'll want to make sure that you own any of the resources you use in making your character, and you'll need to acquire a Pathfinder Society number.

Hmm


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Hmm, I can't resist one of your games. I'd love be in this, but I have to put a tengu together. I've also been interested in a shaman, having never run one. I think this would be a splendid experiment.


Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


If someone else is working at swashbuckler I'll poke at a few other ideas I have in mind...

Very much interested in this thing!

Will I be seeing your 'Pretty Bird'?

Cult's Herald wrote:
I'm in! Will post here with my tengu character in 24 hours. I think it will be someone with divine magic - cleric, warpriest, druid etc.

Hello Cult, I don't think we've met before. I look forward to seeing whatever it is you come up with.

Gerald wrote:
Hmm, I can't resist one of your games. I'd love be in this, but I have to put a tengu together.

Like that would be difficult for you, Gerald! It'll be very interesting to see what you put together for this. I can already tell that you guys are going to force me to make some difficult choices in this recruitment.

Hmm

Silver Crusade

Will be applying sometime this week.

Dark Archive

Hmmm, here is Gerald's Flame spirit shaman with his glowing mongoose familiar, Tavi!

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Dotting for now!

Silver Crusade

GM Hmm wrote:
Hello Cult, I don't think we've met before. I look forward to seeing whatever it is you come up with.

Sorry, I was so enthralled that I forgot to say "Hello!". Yep, we've not played before, but I hope that we will have the opportunity to fix it. About myself - I can easily post two or more times a day, a responsible player and stuff like that ;)

So, my character is a Warpiest of Tanagaar (Empyreal Lord, something like the Godlike Owl and the patron of rangers and scouts), armed with two kukri. Chack-Qetchack is the master of intelligence and the sudden disappearance, and by the blessing of darkness he can hide even in combat. With all this, he's still a priest. A couple of times a day can heal the wounded and stabilize those who are really bad. He will be glad to join such a team.

Mystery Cult aka Cult's Herald aka Chack-Qetchack

Grand Lodge

Here's Tai Jasu, swashbuckler, still needs feats traits and skills... but in process!

The Exchange

"Well, I never. I suppose you featherless have a hard time differentiating us from one-another, but please, it is an insult to be called a male," Kek says from behind dark-lidded eyes as she applies to join the band.

Player's forum handle: GhostwheelX
Character name: Kek Blackfeather
PFS#: 70389-4
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Monk 1 / Unchained Rogue 1
Faction: The Exchange
Day Job Roll, if any: None

Regarding questions:

1. Am a maneuver master, for what that's worth.

2. Having entered the Crypt of the Everflame, Kek has been roped into the Society by her mentor, a high-ranking Pathfinder who wants her to develop her talents on her own. How disappointed he will be once he discovers she has not followed his monastic teachings entirely!

3. Sounds like a lot of fun :-D Bunch of misfit birds cawing about and generally making a ruckus.

4. Sure, though I tend to post at least once a day if not more. With that said, I live in the +2 GMT time zone at the moment, so I'm not always awake when those in the States are. But that's the point of pbp games, right?

5. Unarmed strikes combined with natural attacks, hopefully while flanking.

6. No problem. I'm a teacher by profession, and on the 20th school lets out, so I'll have the whole summer to enjoy this :-D


GhostwheelX, can I have Kek's full application for this? I'd also love it if Kek applied with his avatar in this thread.

This also goes for Chack-Qetchack and Bukka... I would like their full applications please, including responses to numbers 1-6.

Thanks, Everyone!

Hmm

GM Hmm wrote:


My Application Form

Player's forum handle:
Character name:
PFS#
Race/Class(es)/Level(s):
Faction:
Day Job Roll, if any:

____

1) Any special rules, boons, or corner cases you need to let me know about:

2) A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, both out of character and in character as your character would describe him or herself. Why are you in the society?

3) Why do you want to be in a wacky all-Tengu game? What makes you want to be part of the flock?

4) May I bot you in combat or for an occasional skill check to ensure a fast moving game?

5) What are your go-to combat tactics for botting purposes?
(Feel free to also include this on your character sheet, where you can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)

6) Will you be able to post 2-3 times a day on average, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Short Vacations, etc?)

Dark Archive

Updated post :-)

Grand Lodge

Player's forum handle: JAF0
Character name:Tai Jasu
PFS#52335-11
Race/Class(es)/Level(s):tengu swashbuckler/1
Faction: GL
Day Job Roll, if any: none

____

1) Any special rules, boons, or corner cases you need to let me know about: none

2) A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, both out of character and in character as your character would describe him or herself. Why are you in the society? No previous adventures... "I am a classy bird with sleek black feathers, except for this one pesky one that always grows in white." *plucks the offending feather and sticks it in his hat* [b]"Adept with swords of all kinds, I choose the rapier for it's agility and speed. I am friendly and affable with all who are worthy, and a quick and deadly to foe to those who aren't."

3) Why do you want to be in a wacky all-Tengu game? What makes you want to be part of the flock? Sounds like riotous fun... always wanted to be guilty of murder... If we don't get enough players, do we call it attempted murder?

4) May I bot you in combat or for an occasional skill check to ensure a fast moving game? Absolutely yes, but I am usually capable of posting multiple times a day, so it shouldn't be necessary often if at all.

5) What are your go-to combat tactics for botting purposes?
(Feel free to also include this on your character sheet, where you can even have your dice rolls ready to go.) Don't know really - I've never played a swashbuckler before...

6) Will you be able to post 2-3 times a day on average, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Short Vacations, etc?)yes

The Exchange

Does anyone know if Murder's Mark is repeatable? I played it with a level 1 as part of an all Bard party, died in the last round of the last combat, it was to say the least, splendid.


Codanous wrote:
Does anyone know if Murder's Mark is repeatable? I played it with a level 1 as part of an all Bard party, died in the last round of the last combat, it was to say the least, splendid.

Murder's Mark is repeatable infinitely on level 1 but only may be applied once at level 2.

An all-bard party? I want to play in an all-bard party!

Everyone else -- I want to see personalities here. Please give me some idea of the personalities of these birds!

Hmm


Quote:
Does anyone know if Murder's Mark is repeatable?

Evergreen = repeatable. So, yes.


GhostwheelX wrote:
Updated post :-)

Thank you. Milady Kek, I'm sorry for addressing you as the wrong gender. What was I thinking?

Hmm

Scarab Sages

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Keeping an eye on this. But I think I'll hold out for the all gnome party ;)

Shadow Lodge

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Dotting.

My intention is to put together an Amnesiac Psychic (Faith discipline) who worships Andoletta; should have full application together in the next couple of days.


Hah! A murder of crows investigating a murder... Alfred Hitchcock is rolling in his grave, probably from laughing. XD
Have fun all!

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I think I'm going to make a spiritualist. GM Hmm, would you prefer that my phantom ALSO be a tengu? :)


Woran wrote:
Keeping an eye on this. But I think I'll hold out for the all gnome party ;)

That may be a long wait, Woran!

pH unbalanced wrote:
My intention is to put together an Amnesiac Psychic (Faith discipline) who worships Andoletta; should have full application together in the next couple of days.

That sounds rather interesting. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with here.

bluedove wrote:

Hah! A murder of crows investigating a murder... Alfred Hitchcock is rolling in his grave, probably from laughing. XD

Have fun all!

Yes! I hope we will!

mechaPoet wrote:
I think I'm going to make a spiritualist. GM Hmm, would you prefer that my phantom ALSO be a tengu? :)

It sounds like fun, whatever you do. Though I must say that I am amused by the concept of the "Ghosts of Tengus Past."


GM Hmm wrote:

Welcome!

If you've never done PFS, it has some interesting quirks. I highly recommend reading the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play. In addition, you'll want to make sure that you own any of the resources you use in making your character, and you'll need to acquire a Pathfinder Society number.

Hmm

Thanks! I've looked into PFS before, just never actually joined. If I can look over the rules and create a character in time, I'll probably go for a Tengu Cleric of Desna. Or maybe an oracle. Oracles are way too much fun to play. But probably cleric because I just built an oracle recently.

Dark Archive

My Application Form

Player's forum handle: Gerald
Character name: Bukkah
PFS# 12445-18
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Tengu Shaman 1
Faction: Dark Tapestry
Day Job Roll, if any: None.

____

1) Any special rules, boons, or corner cases you need to let me know about: none, as of yet.

2) A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, both out of character and in character as your character would describe him or herself. Why are you in the society? Bukkah considers himself "The Flamebringer." He loosely follows Ymeri. the Inferno, the current Fire Elemental Lord. He also is associated with the DRk Archive, planning on helping spread their influence through their PFS association. He is enthralled by the Paracountess, as well.

He has a tenuous, at best, relationship with Tavi, his glowing mongoose companion. Tavi was sent to grant him power, but isn't quite convinced that Bukkah is up to the challenge. This leads to strange conflicts at time between the two.

3) Why do you want to be in a wacky all-Tengu game? What makes you want to be part of the flock? I want to be in your game. I've never played a tengu before, and I can't think of a better way to develop a character than with a wonderful DM.

4) May I bot you in combat or for an occasional skill check to ensure a fast moving game? Certainly. I try to let you know when I'm out. Most days I can do two posts (or more) in morning and evening, but I try to let you know if can't

5) What are your go-to combat tactics for botting purposes?
(Feel free to also include this on your character sheet, where you can even have your dice rolls ready to go.). I plan on being a switch hitter. Flaming spells to begin and melee attacks after. At early levels, the Daze spell will also be a regular part of my attack suite.

6) Will you be able to post 2-3 times a day on average, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Short Vacations, etc?). Yep. I think I've kept up pretty well in your games in the past. If I'm out, I'll let you know directly.

Silver Crusade

Player's forum handle: Mystery Cult
Character name: Chack-Qetchack
PFS# 198870-11
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Tengu Warpriest 1
Faction: Silver Crusade
Day Job Roll, if any: No

____

1) Any special rules, boons, or corner cases you need to let me know about:
No.

2) A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, both out of character and in character as your character would describe him or herself. Why are you in the society?

- Pleased to welcome you, noble warriors of my tribe! *click-click* This one is Chack-Qetchack, and this one welcomes you!

Chack-Qetchack has a deportment and posture, declaring his high birth or a high opinion of himself. Looks like he never removes the hood from his head, and the shade of his feathers lighter than usual. From time to time he makes a strange clicking noise which seems he is not aware.

- May our journey will cover the Holy Wings of the Empyreal Lords *click* and in their sacred shadows we will reach the goal without losses in our group! This one here to help this happen. And now it's the prayer time!

He departs a little to the side, sits down in the posture of meditation, gathering his legs under himself, and goes deep in thought.

3) Why do you want to be in a wacky all-Tengu game? What makes you want to be part of the flock?
First of all, I love the modules in the format of PbP. Long playing in the same team is the best it can be. There is the spirit of camaraderie. And the camaraderie in the team tengu... it's really unusual, that's what I would like to experience through this game. Also I like the claimed pace - it just allows the game not to lose its spirit. And finally - I've been thinking about this character, but there was no reason to create it and start playing. Now it's there!

4) May I bot you in combat or for an occasional skill check to ensure a fast moving game?
Absolutely. I don't like the idea that other players will wait me.

5) What are your go-to combat tactics for botting purposes?
Chack-Qetchack will use the Darkness blessing, which gives him the opportunity to do a stealth checks in combat without any diversions before (as part of the movement, as usual). Using stealth, he'll get into flanking position. There he will attack three times per round (two kukris plus bite), trying to compensate his low accuracy by bonus from the flank. And, of course, with his low AC, he will rely on this '20 percent' from concealment.

6) Will you be able to post 2-3 times a day on average, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Short Vacations, etc?)
I usually do exactly that. Even in the busiest days, I find a time to post twice a day (morning and evening), and it is not difficult to check the topic once a day more (via the phone for example).

Silver Crusade

My Application Form

Player's forum handle: Wei Ji The Learner
Character name: Andrietta Ebonfeather
PFS# 145296-6
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Tengu Paladin 2
Faction: Silver Crusade
Day Job Roll, if any: Helping others out is it's own reward! No day job

____

1) Any special rules, boons, or corner cases you need to let me know about:

Deity Note: Andoletta (Grandmother Crow) is very much the tough old grandmother of giving second chances, but don't expect it to be easy. Nothing easy is ever worth the work you put into it. This also means if there's even a *smidgen* of good in a person that has a chance to be redeemed, that effort needs to be made, even at the potential of personal harm or injury. If something is Pure EVIL, though, the bed has been made, as it were.

TL;DR This means she is able to deal with 'evil' people IF they show a legitimate inclination towards wanting to be better people (ie. work towards becoming 'good').

2) A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, both out of character and in character as your character would describe him or herself. Why are you in the society?

Andrietta started as a humble cleric of Grandmother Crow, fussing over the health and safety of her fellow Society agents. From the sewers of Augustana to the streets of Absalom, she brought her wisdom and patience to a few Society missions, including a visits to an earthquake-sunken school twice.

Along the way, Andoletta gently insisted to the aging matriarch that with her own hatchlings all grown up and away -- and they never write, even! -- it was time for Andrietta to step up and be a bit more pro-active in the 'good works' department.

She doesn't know one of her grandchildren is fighting for the cause of Freedom via Liberty's Edge, because the grand-kids never write.
This character is the brainchild of personal play experience plus insight provided by folks on the forums as the idea of making a tengu paladin grabbed me oddly one day.

A tengu with white head-feathers, black neck-feathers, and brown plumage for the rest stands before you, decidedly uncomfortable in the well-crafted mountain pattern armor adorning their person. A katana rides on their left hip, and a heavy shield rides on their back, over their backpack. A quarterstaff rides on the side of the pack, easily accessible should the need arise.

"Oh, hello there. I'm Andrietta Ebonfeather. Grandmother has sent me along to keep an eye on you kids today. If we all do good and behave, there's frozen treats for you when we're all done. Promise."

3) Why do you want to be in a wacky all-Tengu game? What makes you want to be part of the flock?

Tengu are my 'elf'. They are arguably the most favorite race I've ever had the privilege of playing in thirty-something years of tabletop/PbP/VTT gaming, despite their relative frailty. Unfortunately, as a result of said perception of frailty, they are often overlooked by other players -- in almost two years of Society play I've only had the opportunity to sit at a table with another tengu at it twice when I've been playing one, and there was hardly any time to role-play the interactions between the two characters. The chance to interact with other people playing the same race is significant and huge.

4) May I bot you in combat or for an occasional skill check to ensure a fast moving game?

Absolutely. In addition, reasonable reactions that can be assumed are also encouraged.

5) What are your go-to combat tactics for botting purposes?
If there is time to talk, Andrietta will take the time to concentrate and assess the 'spiritual health' read: Detect Evil of individuals the party is talking to.

If there's even a smidgen of good, but combat has broken out, she will shift to non-lethal attacks and attempt to encourage the party to do likewise. She's also not afraid to throw herself between the party and opponents if it looks like the situation can be salvaged during a tense situation, and she's also willing to fight with the guile and experience of a grandmother who's seen how unruly kids and grand-kids can be.

If non-lethal is ineffective or dealing with entities that refuse to stand down, lethal force will be reluctantly moved to.
She has a katana, but she'd prefer NOT to bring it out as that's usually a sign that *someone* is going to die.

(Feel free to also include this on your character sheet, where you can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)

6) Will you be able to post 2-3 times a day on average, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Short Vacations, etc?)

Yes. I work in retail, so my posting times are erratic for those 2-3 times per day. I have three personal days coming up in July where I may not be able to post and GenCon at the start of August. Even at conventions I try to keep up to date on my posting whenever possible.

Went with my grandmother tengu follower of Grandmother crow, as she is more of a 'group' player. There's a 'pretty bird' out there, still, but she wouldn't fit with the group as presented so far...

Enrietta(Andrietta) Ebonfeather (Commission) Some character art inspired by her first outing after becoming a paladin...

Liberty's Edge

@GM Hmm: How long do you think the game will last? I would love to play, but I'll be without Internet for the whole month of August.
If that's not a problem, I think I'd like to play an investigator, otherwise no problem, I'll wait for the next fun game.
If someone spots the shout-out in that character, I'll send them a cookie.


The Applicants -- alphabetically

Completed Applications:

  • Andrietta Ebonfeather -- Paladin 2 of Andoletta, Grandmother Crow -- Wei Ji the Learner
  • Bukkah -- Flame Spirit Shaman 1 -- Gerald
  • Chack-Qetchack -- Warpriest 1 (Deity unstated) -- Mystery Cult
  • Kek Blackfeather -- Monk 1 / Unchained Rogue 1 -- Ghostwheel X
  • Tai Jas -- Swashbuckler 1 -- JAFO

Expressions of Interest:

  • ? -- ? -- Almonihah
  • ? -- ? -- Codanous
  • ? -- Bloodrager 1 / Warpriest of Gorum 1 -- Bigrig107
  • ? -- Investigator -- Sapiens
  • ? -- Amnesiac Psychic (Faith, worships Andoletta) -- Ph Unbalanced
  • ? -- Spiritualist ? -- Mechapoet
  • Andoliesa -- Warpriest of Grandmother Crow 1 or 2 -- Caps


Sapiens wrote:

@GM Hmm: How long do you think the game will last? I would love to play, but I'll be without Internet for the whole month of August.

If that's not a problem, I think I'd like to play an investigator, otherwise no problem, I'll wait for the next fun game.
If someone spots the shout-out in that character, I'll send them a cookie.

I've completed two scenarios in 3 weeks a piece, Risen from the Sands and Ironbound Schism. My Overflow Archives game dragged to 5 weeks, in part because one player deployed and another went on vacation, and they were the two who generally pushed things forward. Doom Comes to Dustpawn sprawled a lot more, but it's a complicated module and we had to deal with two character replacements mid-stream as real life issues suddenly hit two of my players. Still, the people who played in Doom liked the pace that we kept. There was always something happening!

My unofficial goal for this module is 6-7 weeks, but there is a con in the middle of this (Convergence) which will significantly slow down my posts to only 1-2 per day during that period around the 4th of July. If we have good group chemistry and players who participate, I could see this going even faster, but I don't want to push the pace so much that the story is lost or that we stop having fun.

Those that have played under me know that I'm really good at pacing a game. It's one of my strengths as a GM. However, pace is not just about going fast. It's about balance. There needs to be time for discovery, for roleplay & character development, and for consensus building. I'd love for us to finish before August, but I cannot guarantee it.

Does this make sense?

Hmm


I apologize for the random application. I expressed interest in the PFS forum. But I missed it her. I hope I am not too late.

My Application Form

Player's forum handle: Z...D...
Character name: Pazacku
PFS# 133462-13
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Tengu Paladin of Shizuru level 1
Faction: Silver Crusade
Day Job Roll, if any: NONE

____

1) Any special rules, boons, or corner cases you need to let me know about:
Nothing too extraordinary at this point in time. Other than the face that he speaks only tengu and tien. He has the Glide racial ability.

2) A few sentences about your character and his or her previous adventures, both out of character and in character as your character would describe him or herself. Why are you in the society?
Pazacku is brand new to the society. No adventures so far. Pazacku comes from Tien Xia form a middle class family. He started following the lessons taught from Shizuru of Honor and to look to our ancestors for guidance and wisdom. He does not approve of violence and will look towards diplomatic solutions first. However, in the face of true evil, he will be brutal and swift.

3) Why do you want to be in a wacky all-Tengu game? What makes you want to be part of the flock?
I would love this opportunity. One reason is that with Pazacku only speaking tengu and tien. It's kind of hard to communicate to none tengu. Plus it will be cool, we will be considered a Murder when we travel.

4) May I bot you in combat or for an occasional skill check to ensure a fast moving game? Of Course

5) What are your go-to combat tactics for botting purposes?
(Feel free to also include this on your character sheet, where you can even have your dice rolls ready to go.)
Talk first. Unless the evil detector is going off like crazy. Then he draws his steel and let that do the talking.
He goes non-lehal with his combat scabbard against humanoids and most animals. Once he takes damage, he turns to leathal.
If he detects evil, he goes strait to evil.
He does not actively try to avoid AOO's. He is a point a to b kind of bird.

6) Will you be able to post 2-3 times a day on average, barring occasional days off (Cons, Work, Short Vacations, etc?)
Of course.


The Applicants -- alphabetically

Completed Applications:

  • Andrietta Ebonfeather -- Paladin 2 of Andoletta, Grandmother Crow -- Wei Ji the Learner
  • Bukkah -- Flame Spirit Shaman 1 -- Gerald
  • Chack-Qetchack -- Warpriest 1 (Empyreal Lord Tanagaar) -- Mystery Cult
  • Kek Blackfeather -- Monk 1 / Unchained Rogue 1 -- Ghostwheel X Needs statblock in profile
  • Pazacku -- Paladin of Shizuru level 1 -- Z...D... Needs statblock in profile
  • Tai Jas -- Swashbuckler 1 -- JAFO

Expressions of Interest:

  • ? -- ? -- Almonihah
  • ? -- ? -- Codanous
  • ? -- Bloodrager 1 / Warpriest of Gorum 1 -- Bigrig107
  • ? -- Amnesiac Psychic (Faith, worships Andoletta) -- Ph Unbalanced
  • ? -- Spiritualist ? -- Mechapoet
  • Andoliesa -- Warpriest of Grandmother Crow 1 or 2 -- Caps Currently in a game

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For those worrying about being too late, you have until June 25th to complete an application. I wanted to give people a couple days to find this. I am looking for personality and complete characters here, as well as a mix of abilities.

Z.D., I have now PMed those who expressed an interest in the idea in PFS General Discussion.

Hmm

Liberty's Edge

@GM Hmm: Makes perfect sense, I just asked because I'm a beginner with PbP. No sweat, I'll look for you when I come back in September!


Sapiens wrote:
@GM Hmm: Makes perfect sense, I just asked because I'm a beginner with PbP. No sweat, I'll look for you when I come back in September!

September should be a good time. I suspect (and hope) that's when the forums will finally host PbP PFS Gameday V -- a convention for play-by-post.

Keep in mind that pace varies widely in PbP. Three weeks for a scenario is considered rather quick by most people, but there was one PBP scenario that finished in 6 hours. They must have all been glued to their keyboards the entire time. Others can take a while to finish.

One of my fellow Venture Agents suggested that you can estimate for the average scenario to a week in PBP for every hour that it would take to run in real life. So, 4-6 weeks is a good average for a PbP scenario. Your average 32 page module should run twice that long.

This can vary widely, though. If everyone's invested and in the similar timezones, it can go pretty quick.

Hmm

Liberty's Edge

Player's forum handle: Codanous
Character name: Sarano Snowfeather
PFS# 60921-12
Race/Class(es)/Level(s): Tengu Sorcerer
Faction: Liberty Edge cause why not
Day Job Roll, if any: No day job yet

A tengu shambles in, her form slight, crooked, feathers devoid of all color, a hood over her eyes. As she looks around the room, her eyes crackle with an otherworldly power, albeit her eyes are the only source of strength her frail form conveys.

Her voice, barely above a whisper, "Hi. . I'm Sarano. .um.. Sarano Snowfeather, pleased to meet you all, um. . yeah, thank you. ."

She'll take a seat if a seat is available, otherwise she'll stand awkwardly in a corner, leaning with her back against a wall for support.

1) Sarano has a 5 Constitution so she is pretty frail. She is an Empyreal-Wildblooded Celestial Sorcerer which lets her use Wisdom as her casting stat.

2) She only has 1 chronicle on her, a We Be Goblins game, gives her some gold but not enough prestige for a useful wand :/

3) It seems like it'd be fun to see how other people took the Tengu and made something completely wacky, off the wall or otherwise different than what I built. An example of the versatility of each race

4) Bot away, she doesn't have much she can do though unfortunately, Color spray and Acid Orb

5) If she can catch a group, she'll try and Color Spray, otherwise its Acid Orb, I really wish she had 2 prestige for that wand of magic missile,

6) I can probably do 2-3 posts a day without a problem


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Codanous, can you edit and add the rest of the application form too with PFS number, job roll, etc? Snowfeather looks otherwise great.

Hmm

EDIT: Thanks, Cody!

Liberty's Edge

I should note, I've done this module before, just about 2 years ago, July 2014. I really don't remember much from it though at this point.

The Exchange

Still working on the details, but intend to apply.

Silver Crusade

Oh, man! I would die for a chance at another Hmm game! I'd have to throw together a fresh tengu. (I should also mention I have both played and run this module).

I have been wanting to make a sentai-hero tengu for a while as the student of my shonen-hero tengu magus. Now that vigilante is a thing, I may just have to pull the trigger and build them....


Stali One-Penny wrote:
Still working on the details, but intend to apply.

Okay, Bret! I look forward to seeing what your clever mind will come up with, but we'll have to figure out a different avatar. This one is creeping me out! That face shouldn't be on a tengu unless something went very wrong.

:p

Hrothdane wrote:

Oh, man! I would die for a chance at another Hmm game! I'd have to throw together a fresh tengu. (I should also mention I have both played and run this module).

I have been wanting to make a sentai-hero tengu for a while as the student of my shonen-hero tengu magus. Now that vigilante is a thing, I may just have to pull the trigger and build them....

Don't die, darling! I like you very much alive. It will be very interesting to see what you come up with for a tengu vigilante.

The only downside to all this is you're all going to force me to make some very painful choices!

Hmm


The Applicants -- alphabetically

Completed Applications:

  • Andrietta Ebonfeather -- Paladin 2 of Andoletta, Grandmother Crow -- Wei Ji the Learner
  • Bukkah -- Flame Spirit Shaman 1 -- Gerald
  • Chack-Qetchack -- Warpriest 1 (Empyreal Lord Tanagaar) -- Mystery Cult
  • Kek Blackfeather -- Monk 1 / Unchained Rogue 1 -- Ghostwheel X Needs statblock in profile
  • Pazacku -- Paladin of Shizuru level 1 -- Z...D... Needs statblock in profile
  • Sarano Snowfeather -- Empyreal Sorcerer 1 -- Codanous
  • Tai Jas -- Swashbuckler 1 -- JAFO

Expressions of Interest:

  • ? -- ? -- Almonihah
  • ? -- ? -- Hrothdane
  • ? -- Bloodrager 1 / Warpriest of Gorum 1 -- Bigrig107
  • ? -- Amnesiac Psychic (Faith, worships Andoletta) -- Ph Unbalanced
  • ? -- Spiritualist ? -- Mechapoet
  • Andoliesa -- Warpriest of Grandmother Crow 1 or 2 -- Caps Currently in a game
  • Stali One-Penny -- ? -- Bret

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