[PFS] #5–08: The Confirmation (Play-by-Post) (Inactive)

Game Master Robert Brookes

Current Encounter Map: Kortos Cavern


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Almost all Pathfinders undergo extensive training for three or more years to learn the tricks of the trade, and their last test before graduating from the ranks of the initiates to the status of a full Pathfinder agent is the Confirmation, a special research project that involves considerable fieldwork and is designed to simulate the initiates' future work as a Pathfinder. Even the noteworthy field commissioned agents sometimes participate in such trials as a way to familiarize themselves with the Pathfinder Society’s rules and expectations. Although Confirmation is typically an individual affair, the society recently discovered a site on the Isle of Kortos that would be perfect for initiates but perhaps too dangerous to handle alone. Successfully uncovering this site’s secrets will not only contribute to the society’s body of knowledge but shape the exciting careers ahead for each of the prospective agents.

            
   
   
Hey everyone! Some of you may remember me from the Ruins of Pathfinder series of adventures run here on the Paizo boards. While I had to step away from the long campaigns due to time-constraints, I've discovered that I have enough free time to run the occasional Pathfinder Society game. This is my first foray into PFS as a GM and I'm eager to get things started with The Confirmation.

 

             Recruitment Requirements
  

1) A PFS legal character of 1st or 2nd level.
2) Full character stats in profile.
3) Ability to post once or twice daily.
  

             Gameplay Rules
 
 
1) Combat will be adjudicated via a shared GoogleDrive map for an example, check out this map from my Reign of Winter campaign.. PCs will declare what grid-square they are moving into on their turn and the map will be updated at the end of the round.
2) Outside of combat I will move the scenario ahead if no one has posted for 24 hours.
3) In combat you have 12 hours to take your turn. If you do not take your turn within 12 hours you will be considered to have delayed your turn.
 

             Other Information
 
 
I will be accepting characters on a first come, first serve basis.

The game will begin when we have reached six players (or on Saturday, June 28th if we have 4+ players but have not filled the table yet.)

If you have any questions at all (or if I forgot to mention anything), do not hesitate to ask!

Grand Lodge

I am in... Fensyriath Orochi, wayang archaeologist, is ready to be Confirmed! I will update his profile with stats shortly, but this is his second scenario (first as a player).

Grand Lodge

I would love to play...level 1 fighter using a bow.


My wife and I are looking for a game of this. We have a lvl 1 investigator and a lvl 1 shaman (both from ACG). We can have profiles up when you need them.

I did just notice that you wanted to start by saturday at the latest. We will be out of town this weekend, but may be able to post. We would definitely be back by Sunday night.


I've never played PFS before, but I'd love to try it out, especially in PbP format. I'm working on making a PFS alias right now. I can definitely do at least one post a day, probably two.

Since this scenario is meant as an intro for newbies, I'm going to try to reflect that with my first PFS character. ;) Will post again with the alias as soon as it's ready.

Sovereign Court

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I could definitely be tempted to produce a melee beat-stick for this scenario :-)

Silver Crusade

Fensyriath Orochi wrote:
I am in... Fensyriath Orochi, wayang archaeologist, is ready to be Confirmed! I will update his profile with stats shortly, but this is his second scenario (first as a player).

That is a quite impressive first level character :-). Either you are the best mini maxer EVER or you cut and pasted a bit too much :-)

Grand Lodge

Hah... You caught me midway through adding a profile! Cut and paste from my dhampir archer, but I am editing on the tablet and didn't want to lose everything. Fixed now. Still need to select traits and spend money from my first Chronicle... Should be uptodate by tomorrow.

Grand Lodge

Also, will be at PaizoCon July 3-6, but will try to post then, as well.

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Roster
1) Fensyriath Orichi (pending below)
2) Caranthir Silverhand
3)
4)
5)
6)

Fensyriath: Let me know when you've updated your profile with stats. I see some right now but want confirmation that you've updated everything correctly before I do any deeper review.

Also before we begin I'll need you to show me your race boon for Wayang. I assume you have one so I won't ask for it now but after recruitment I'll shoot you my email address.

Tobias: Once you and your wife post aliases you'll be added to the roster. Don't wait too long!

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I will be at Paizocon as well! :D

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Haha, now I see a Fensyriath's a 4-star GM. That's no pressure to perform well on my first outing as a PFS GM at all! ;)


Hans Olafsson, Chaotic Neutral Human Barbarian from the Land of the Linnorn Kings, ready for consideration :-)


Well derp! I fell victim once again to the "Forgot to copy the contents of my post and the whole thing vanished" thing! And then my computer locked up and ate PCGen for good measure! Well, I feel discouraged after losing basically my entire character sheet, so I'll go ahead and drop off of this one. But next time somebody runs this scenario, I am on board!

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Roster
1) Fensyriath Orichi (pending above)
2) Caranthir Silverhand
3) Hans Olafsson (pending below)
4)
5)
6)

Is Hans built using Amiri's pregen? If so it doesn't seem to match up stat-wise. Nothing looks out of place, but I just want to be sure that's kosher. I don't see anything explicitely stating a pregen can't be modified within the confines of PFS. I just want to make sure I'm not overlooking anything.

Edit: Ha! Well-- you're also a Venture Captain so I imagine you've got the answer to that!

This also raises a question I haven't be enable to find a good answer for. PFS requires you have a copy of the physical book or a watermarked PDF if you're using something outside the core assumption. How is that tactfully handled in a PbP usually?

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CHUD: I had the same thing happen to me once in a non-PFS game here! I came back around and rebuilt the entire character and he wound up twice as cool as the first go-around. Don't give up! :)


@Robert Brookes: No, it is not built using Amiri's stats - his build is of my own design; it is just the one that I tend to use at 1st level for all my PCs, for added survivability ;-)

Re: Resource access / boons in PbPs - It is certainly within the GM's rights to ask for proof, but usually, in PbPs, it relies on the honor system (I know that I have never requested proof of ownership in my PbPs, and I have never been asked to provide it, either).


Definitely! If this goes well for you and you want to start up another starter PFS game later on, I got dibs!

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Thanks for the response there! I guess the name threw me off! I'm glad to know that the honor system still has it's uses, too. I was hoping that was the case, because it's a bit of a quagmire otherwise.

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Need just one more for a legal table and three slots total still open. Current party composition outlined below:

Roster
1) Fensyriath Orichi - Bard
2) Caranthir Silverhand - Fighter
3) Hans Olafsson - Barbarian
4)
5)
6)

Grand Lodge

Not to worry, PbP is a forgiving arena.

For books etc. I usually mention the rules to players, but don't worry too much unless an issue comes up. Once I finish Fen I will send you my Additional Resources list, though. I built him in Season 3, gave him 1 GM credit, and then never played him... So I will use the pre-level-1 rebuild to tweak him a bit. Will let you know when I am locked.


How quickly do you anticipate moving through the adventure? Me and a buddy may be interested, but we'd love to be in a game where folks are equally as interested in keeping momentum up. :)

The Exchange

I'd be interested in playing! This is a new PFS character I've been wanting to try out...

Sovereign Court

<-- Tobias. This is my investigator. I will get my wife to post here with her character and we will get profiles done up asap.

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Roster
1) Fensyriath Orichi - Bard
2) Caranthir Silverhand - Fighter
3) Hans Olafsson - Barbarian
4) Amahl "the Fat" Bishankar - Paladin
5)
6)

@Eben - We should move through the scenario at a brisk pace. If there's good RP I won't rush everyone through it, but I also don't intend to linger for too long on any one element.

Grand Lodge

Ok, Fen is finished and ready for your perusal. i will write up the rest of his history over the weekend, it's a bit sparse right now.

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Updates Roster
1) Fensyriath Orichi - Bard
2) Caranthir Silverhand - Fighter
3) Hans Olafsson - Barbarian
4) Amahl "the Fat" Bishankar - Paladin
5) Taelbrin Moro - Investigator
6) <Reserved Slot; Tobias' wife>

I've put in Taelbrin and reserved a slot for his wife's character. If you two could get these profiles in soon we can get started tomorrow.

To everyone not listed above: If there's still significant interest I can out together a second table of this scenario so as to not leave other interested parties out.

Grand Lodge

Robert Brookes wrote:
I will be at Paizocon as well! :D

Great, hope to see you there! I am running 5-03 on Friday morning and Saturday at 1, stop by!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

Perfect timing, I'm in 5-15 from 8am to 1pm on Saturday and have nothing going on until 3. I definitely will stop by!

The Exchange

Sweet! I'm very happy to finally have a chance to play my fat paladin!


Looks like that's just me and my buddy left over. I'll watch this thread. If some other folks show some interest, i'd love to be a part of that second table. :)

The Exchange

Hi, this is Tobias's wife. this is the character I'll be playing. Thank you for holding a spot for me.

The Exchange

Well, with 8 people we could field 2 four-person tables, he said, making more work for the GM...

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

I'd do two tables of six or one six and one four, but I've heard how dangerous the Confirmation can be and I'd rather not risk losing both tables to potential doom. I'll keep an eye here though and if we get a couple more people I'll definitely put together the second table!

Final roster for this table is:

1) Fensyriath Orichi - Bard
2) Caranthir Silverhand - Fighter
3) Hans Olafsson - Barbarian
4) Amahl "the Fat" Bishankar - Paladin
5) Taelbrin Moro - Investigator
6) Ione - Shaman

Very curious to see how the ACG Beta classes hold up!

Once I review everyone's profiles tonight we'll be ready to start. I'll announce here when the gameplay thread is up.

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Also, could I get a status from this table's players if they've played The Confirmation before? For those who aren't aware the scenario has some variations that can be used depending on if anyone's played the scenario before.

The Exchange

I have not. Tried to GM it once, but didn't have enough players. of course, I will not be allowing GM knowledge to cross the stream of player knowledge. Egon warned me about that.


Cool. I'll watch this space.

Grand Lodge

I started it with another character, but never finished it.

Grand Lodge

I have not played it or run it, but I have prepped it. I will stay quiet when needed.

Liberty's Edge

I'd like to play on this barbarian if a second table opens up.


Hey, that's three! :)

My character would be a human Warpriest
My buddy (Lekku) would be a Tiefling Investigator.

Sovereign Court

I have both played and Gm'd the scenario. My wife hasn't tried it yet (this will actually be her first PFS game.)

Grand Lodge

I'd love to get in on that second table if there are still slots open. I'll need to roll up a new character, but I can have him done by the end of the day. I'll probably make a wizard.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

Alright, guys, I'm going to get the gameplay thread up tonight. It also looks like we may have enough for a second table. Could all those interested in being a part of the second table please post here under the aliases they plan on using so I can get a headcount and look things over? Thanks!


That's 4!

Eben: Warpriest
Lekku: Investigator
Torg the Barb
Perish: wizard (?)


And I'll get my alias page up today. :)

Silver Crusade

Mostly done, I just need to clean a bit of it up.

(This is Perish Song, btw)

EDIT: I think it's all done.

Silver Crusade

I am going to throw my hat in the ring for this one with Helgoron right here.

Let me know if there is a spot for me ;)

Silver Crusade

This is Mors Buolgun (Eben's character), Chelaxian mercenary and tough guy ... most recently one of the freshest Pathfinder recruits, ready for his Confirmation.

Some things may shift a bit before the game launches, but mostly gear tweaks and whatnot. Let me know if there are any questions or concerns about his sheet.

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Group 1's table is up in the gameplay thread. I was short on time tonight so it will take a little bit to get the second table up. I hope to have it set up tomorrow after I review the newly submitted characters.

Thanks for being interested, guys! :D

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