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Not quite the normal PFS affair, but I am recruiting volunteers for my X-Com 2 playthough here

Other than potentially help make your character there's not much to do other than cheer your character on until they get their face blown off by an alien plasma weapon.


Male Human Being Geek 5, Uncle 2

I've got my eye on the Dual-Cursed Oracle, but I have a hard time imagining how the "Misfortune" feature would work in PbP.

Misfortune (Ex): At 1st level, as an immediate action, you can force a creature within 30 feet to reroll any one d20 roll that it has just made before the results of the roll are revealed. The creature must take the result of the reroll, even if it's worse than the original roll. Once a creature has suffered from your misfortune, it cannot be the target of this revelation again for 1 day.

Is there any GM consensus on how to deal with this kind of "make your decision before the GM announces the result of the roll" type abilities are implemented in PbP?


I've seen PbP players try to use Misfortune and other abilities that force rerolls, and much of the time I've seen GM's wrestle with it for a bit and then request that the character be tweaked a bit to get rid of that ability, as the PbP format makes its use very challenging. This was in an AP, non-PFS play - it's possible that you'd find some GM's who can work with this, but PbP makes it much more awkward to undo rolls and results, as you have already guessed.


Male Human (Mwangi) Wizard (Spellslinger) 1 | Init +3 | HP: 9/9, | AC: 13/T: 13/FF: 10 | Perception: +0 | F: +2/R: +3/W: +2 | CMB: +0 | CMD: 13 | Speed: 30ft

The best way is to post conditional instructions, such as "Use misfortune if enemy X rolls a natural 20 on anyone in the party, or rolls 15 or higher on a save from the Wizard."

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Well, if one has *chant* or *cackle* that extends it a round, right? So it essentially turns it into a 'reroll all d20s' until the pain stops', right? bluedove and Bold Strider handled it really well, if memory serves, ask them?


Wei Ji - that applies to the Misfortune hex, which is an ongoing thing and applies to all d20 rolls as long as it's active. But the Misfortune ability referenced above requires the player to choose a target's roll to affect.


I'm not the most experienced player here, but I've seen what Aksum described used for similar effect. You do the GM a huge favor by stating in advance under which conditions you'll use any "immediate action" effects.


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Aksum wrote:
The best way is to post conditional instructions, such as "Use misfortune if enemy X rolls a natural 20 on anyone in the party, or rolls 15 or higher on a save from the Wizard."

Some GMs are rather flexible with how you use it but this is probably the best option for PbP as it removes ambiguities and potentials for fights over when you are allowed to use it and when not. There's no official rule from the leadership about how to use these types of abilities in PbP so there will be variation between GMs but I would advocate Aksum's strategy.


Male Human Being Geek 5, Uncle 2
Aksum wrote:

The best way is to post conditional instructions, such as "Use misfortune if enemy X rolls a natural 20 on anyone in the party, or rolls 15 or higher on a save from the Wizard."

Thanks, that sounds pretty painless...


Yep I have a Dual Oracle with the Misfortune Hex.

"If X enemy rolls a Y or above on an attack roll, I will use the ability" - I usually run with a 10+.

No dramas so far but yeah it really isn't as efficient.

Don't be 'that guy' who plays the 'well I would have' after the GM posts, same with riposting swashbucklers.

:)


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Shifty wrote:
same with riposting swashbucklers.

Yes, this is another one that's tricky over PbP. Most players who have done it effectively have rolled their riposte ahead of time in a spoiler with a note "riposte on first attack that hits" or something to that effect.


A similar situation comes up if you rely heavily on trips. Just roll the AoO behind a spoiler so the DM can process it without waiting for you. Nothing's worse than the DM saying "He stands up and casts a powerful spell, killing the party- er, wait, he provokes? Let's wait for chadius to make that AoO first."

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EndlessForms wrote:
Aksum wrote:
The best way is to post conditional instructions, such as "Use misfortune if enemy X rolls a natural 20 on anyone in the party, or rolls 15 or higher on a save from the Wizard."
Some GMs are rather flexible with how you use it but this is probably the best option for PbP as it removes ambiguities and potentials for fights over when you are allowed to use it and when not. There's no official rule from the leadership about how to use these types of abilities in PbP so there will be variation between GMs but I would advocate Aksum's strategy.

To be fair, this is often the best way to run this ability in home games too. (I'm starting a character in a Hell's Rebels game with the misfortune oracle ability, and my instructions are "reroll any crit.")


Not really explicit enough though :) What part of the crit re you asking for a reroll on?

The first die? or the second? 18+ 0r a 19 or a 20?.

Because you can only call the reroll before the results are known...

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Cylon Bard 7
Shifty wrote:

Not really explicit enough though :) What part of the crit re you asking for a reroll on?

The first die? or the second? 18+ 0r a 19 or a 20?.

Because you can only call the reroll before the results are known...

The first die - I'm more likely to stop the crit from happening in the first place than I am to stop the crit from confirming. (And unless the monster has a weird ability, it's pretty obvious what a creature's crit range is.)


Cool - there will be the Meta argument, I'd just flat say 18+ die roll and avoid the draaaaaama :p

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Just sticking my head up to express interest in most season 7 content, if anybody's keen to run anything.

As the VL for my city, I'm GMing a good portion of our local play days; I'd like to get the chance to get more of season 7 under my belt in a "slot zero" fashion before I have to run them. So far, I've gotten to play School of Spirits, Ancients' Anguish, Trouble in Tamran, and Captive in Crystal (all three at an out of town convention or by PBP...), but the rest of S7 is a big blank for me and I'd love to play some of them, whether high or low level games.


dien wrote:
Just sticking my head up to express interest in most season 7 content, if anybody's keen to run anything.

I have been thinking lately about giving back to the community here and trying my hand at GM'ing a PbP scenario. Initially I thought about something from season 6 (because of the Humble Bundle), but I also have 7-01 Between the Lines still on the shelf. I prepped it for a convention a while ago, but my table fell through.

If you're interested in that one and don't mind a new-ish GM, I could run it for you (assuming there's enough interest to round out the table).


Male Human Being Geek 5, Uncle 2
Iff wrote:


If you're interested in that one and don't mind a new-ish GM, I could run it for you (assuming there's enough interest to round out the table).

I'd play.

PbP seems to me isn't as big a deal to start GMing. You can always look something up when you need to, without making your players wait, so there's not that time pressure.

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Iff - I don't mind at all. :) Full disclosure, I have actually run that one already, but I haven't played it, so I'd love to be a test-case player for ya.

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Iff wrote:
dien wrote:
Just sticking my head up to express interest in most season 7 content, if anybody's keen to run anything.

I have been thinking lately about giving back to the community here and trying my hand at GM'ing a PbP scenario. Initially I thought about something from season 6 (because of the Humble Bundle), but I also have 7-01 Between the Lines still on the shelf. I prepped it for a convention a while ago, but my table fell through.

If you're interested in that one and don't mind a new-ish GM, I could run it for you (assuming there's enough interest to round out the table).

Gladly play, i ran it at SPSX in september but happy to play ^^

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Iff wrote:
dien wrote:
Just sticking my head up to express interest in most season 7 content, if anybody's keen to run anything.

I have been thinking lately about giving back to the community here and trying my hand at GM'ing a PbP scenario. Initially I thought about something from season 6 (because of the Humble Bundle), but I also have 7-01 Between the Lines still on the shelf. I prepped it for a convention a while ago, but my table fell through.

If you're interested in that one and don't mind a new-ish GM, I could run it for you (assuming there's enough interest to round out the table).

My last table kinda fell through. I'm very interested in playing this one having run it for my local side.


Fair enough. I'm a little shy about GM'ing it for three people who are familiar with the scenario, but I'm sure you'll be able to separate IC-OOC knowledge. Dien, Eleazzaar, Sethran and Nightdeath, I've added you to the signup sheet here. Please add your character info and such. I'd like to get started sometime after the weekend, if possible.

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Iff wrote:
Fair enough. I'm a little shy about GM'ing it for three people who are familiar with the scenario, but I'm sure you'll be able to separate IC-OOC knowledge. Dien, Eleazzaar, Sethran and Nightdeath, I've added you to the signup sheet here. Please add your character info and such. I'd like to get started sometime after the weekend, if possible.

if you have a slot free, i'd join in. what tier?

just to be clear, i have it, but didn't run it. i skimmed it once or twice, though.

edit:

aww, you're full. well then - another time. if a slot opens, let me know.


Male Human Being Geek 5, Uncle 2
Iff wrote:
Fair enough. I'm a little shy about GM'ing it for three people who are familiar with the scenario, but I'm sure you'll be able to separate IC-OOC knowledge. Dien, Eleazzaar, Sethran and Nightdeath, I've added you to the signup sheet

Thanks! I would have been too slow otherwise. And I have no clue about this scenario

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Congratulations to two Flaxseed regulars, Chris Marsh (Dungeon Master S) and Chris Rathunde (thunderspirit), for each earning their 5th star in recent weeks!

Well deserved for you both.

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CG Male Halfling Empiricist Investigator 3 / Alchemist 2| HP: 29/30 | AC: 22 21 (16 Tch, 17 FF) | CMD: 15 | F: +5+1, R: +10+1, W: +4+1 | Init: +3 | Perc: +15+2/+16+2TF, SM: +13 | Active conditions: Cloak+1, Luck #10, Reduce Person

Woohoo! Congrats! I concur - well deserved!


I noticed Chris M had a +5 bonus on the re-roll he did today, thought that was new! Congrats to you both!

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Sign up sheet Dragon.

Nice! Been a pleasure being GMed by DMS

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Congrats to the both of you!

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*champagne and confetti*

Liberty's Edge

Congrats guys!

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Venture Agent French-speaking Play by Post | Dad (theologian) 1 | French-speaking pbp ?

Congrats, guys! :)


Elf

gratz

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Congratulations to both!


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Thanks everyone! Flaxseed Lodge is a MAJOR part of it.


Hey! Congrats, DMS! Good job!


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Congrats! I still need to get a few more specials in I guess. I've got some catching up to do!


Male

Grats to the new 5 stars! :)


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Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 5/ Militant Grammarist 3/ Contrarian 2
Dungeon Master S wrote:
Thanks everyone! Flaxseed Lodge is a MAJOR part of it.

This.

EndlessForms wrote:
Congrats! I still need to get a few more specials in I guess. I've got some catching up to do!

Only in the Specials, my friend. You've already probably lapped us in total tables! :-)


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thunderspirit wrote:
EndlessForms wrote:
Congrats! I still need to get a few more specials in I guess. I've got some catching up to do!
Only in the Specials, my friend. You've already probably lapped us in total tables! :-)

Just checked: 297 tables of credit.

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EndlessForms wrote:
thunderspirit wrote:
EndlessForms wrote:
Congrats! I still need to get a few more specials in I guess. I've got some catching up to do!
Only in the Specials, my friend. You've already probably lapped us in total tables! :-)
Just checked: 297 tables of credit.

Woah!


Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 5/ Militant Grammarist 3/ Contrarian 2
EndlessForms wrote:
Just checked: 297 tables of credit.

And this is why I tell other people, "EF is a machine, man." :-)

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Congrats all

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Chris Marsh (Dungeon Master S) is one of the best GMs wherewith I had the pleasure to play, here in the Flaxseed. Awards more than deserved, congratulations! :)


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SirPeter wrote:
Chris Marsh (Dungeon Master S) is one of the best GMs wherewith I had the pleasure to play, here in the Flaxseed. Awards more than deserved, congratulations! :)

Thank you sir (and everyone else!)


SirPeter wrote:
Chris Marsh (Dungeon Master S) is one of the best GMs wherewith I had the pleasure to play, here in the Flaxseed. Awards more than deserved, congratulations! :)

If that's really how you feel, then why are you yawning?


Congrats guys!

Almost there to 5* too - the Specials have been the issue, but now I'm addressing those.
Also need to get a VC or VL in one of my games for sign off or some such. That's going to be the tougher part, if only could sort that in PbP!

If only VA's counted...!

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male PFS VL in MD
Shifty wrote:

Congrats guys!

Almost there to 5* too - the Specials have been the issue, but now I'm addressing those.
Also need to get a VC or VL in one of my games for sign off or some such. That's going to be the tougher part, if only could sort that in PbP!

If only VA's counted...!

You ran for me :) If you run a evergreen again I'm game for a review if you want lol


Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 5/ Militant Grammarist 3/ Contrarian 2
Shifty wrote:
Also need to get a VC or VL in one of my games for sign off or some such. That's going to be the tougher part, if only could sort that in PbP!

It's worth an email to IronHelixx and/or Tonya to see if a PbP qualifies as being "at your table." I think it should, honestly; it's very much like any other table.

If it can, I see no issue with finding one of us here to do that. :-)

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