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Cheers mate.

On my 'Shifty PFS' group I have just floated the idea of a TLAPD event, noting that if something official doesn't come out I will be making one anyway.

I contacted Jesse yesterday to see how an official support might be floated, as the event would be a little unusual - being a combination of face to face as well as PbP in nature.

My intent would to be have a TLAPD event in my local area (easily four tables on the day) and launch a bunch of PbP tables as well. I will be looking to press-gang a few other GM's to either hold a face to face game and or run some piratical scenarios via PbP - my aim is to cover off 15 or so tables under the same event ID starting on TLAPD and to resolve by around 4 weeks later (average PbP time). Easy enough to compile reporting data via Googleforms etc.

Boon support would be awesome, but dunno if its possible (I will see if we can find some unused tradeables, or I'll chuck some cash in the kitty for PDF's as prizes or something)

/Edit - disregard the above! We could be on here - Jesse sent me a message...

ARR RUN UP THE BLACK FLAG!


DM Beckett wrote:
Does not mean it will happen, or that those individuals might want the responsibilities, but it can't hurt to ask.

I reckon that is actually the next point - defining the responsibilities. What is actually expected? :)

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Male Humanoid (Human) GM 4

I have always wondered what exactly the VO's' duties were. All that behind-the-scenes stuff.


I think that the Online space would change those a little though, as you dont really have a geographic 'patch' per se, so the normal considerations of growing it or being the obvious point of contact for enquiries (or arbitration!) sort of fades.

Likewise running events is somewhat different in the virtual space - so I am curious, but was unable to crack that nut in our initial musings.

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The hurdle I come across is most VO's will either handwave it with a "oh, you know, this and that" while others will avoid the question altogether. It's like they're sworn to secrecy, hahaha. I mean, there's the obvious adjudicate and arbitrate and be a reliable reference, and maintaining the community, but how deep does that go? Like I said, what goes on behind the curtain?


I think WYSIWYG with the VO's - there isn't much behind the curtain and you have identified about all there is (which is where I got to as well) they just make it LOOK like more is happening :p


Male Human Expert 1 Warrior 1

Not sure I believe the above poster he seems a little, shifty.
sense motive: 1d20 ⇒ 16

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Male Human Warpriest 2 | AC: 18/14/14 | HP: 17/17 | Fort +4, Ref +4, Will +6 | CMB +2, CMD 16 | Init +4 | Perc +4 | Blessings 4/4 | Fervor 1d6 2/4 |
Attacks:
shortsword +7 or +5/+5, 1d6+1 (19-20, x2+2) (+2/+2 divine favor)

I see what you did there

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It's very Lovecraftian, Sior - if we told you guys there would be sanity checks, et cetera. It gets very messy.

Sior wrote:
The hurdle I come across is most VO's will either handwave it with a "oh, you know, this and that" while others will avoid the question altogether. It's like they're sworn to secrecy, hahaha. I mean, there's the obvious adjudicate and arbitrate and be a reliable reference, and maintaining the community, but how deep does that go? Like I said, what goes on behind the curtain?


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IronHelixx wrote:
It's very Lovecraftian, Sior - if we told you guys there would be sanity checks, et cetera. It gets very messy.

I get it now! The online space must be in an alternate time-space existence (known as a pocket dimension) called the demiplane of dread. Pity and fear the darklords, for they dwell in nightmares of their own making! ^_~

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Male Human Pathfinder Society GM
Shifty wrote:

Cheers mate.

On my 'Shifty PFS' group I have just floated the idea of a TLAPD event, noting that if something official doesn't come out I will be making one anyway.

I contacted Jesse yesterday to see how an official support might be floated, as the event would be a little unusual - being a combination of face to face as well as PbP in nature.

My intent would to be have a TLAPD event in my local area (easily four tables on the day) and launch a bunch of PbP tables as well. I will be looking to press-gang a few other GM's to either hold a face to face game and or run some piratical scenarios via PbP - my aim is to cover off 15 or so tables under the same event ID starting on TLAPD and to resolve by around 4 weeks later (average PbP time). Easy enough to compile reporting data via Googleforms etc.

Boon support would be awesome, but dunno if its possible (I will see if we can find some unused tradeables, or I'll chuck some cash in the kitty for PDF's as prizes or something)

/Edit - disregard the above! We could be on here - Jesse sent me a message...

ARR RUN UP THE BLACK FLAG!

If you need a GM to help out, count me in. I'm good with either face to face or PbP.

I would love an opportunity to hoist the Jolly Roger!


MichaelCullen wrote:

Not sure I believe the above poster he seems a little, shifty.

[dice=sense motive] 1d20

Oh a 16?

The fellow in front of you appears legit.


Steven_Evil wrote:

If you need a GM to help out, count me in. I'm good with either face to face or PbP.

I would love an opportunity to hoist the Jolly Roger!

Well there will be something coming up one way or another, so that will be great!

Expect a solid announcement by the end of July.

Liberty's Edge

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** The Unofficial Official Response on PbP Gameday IV, PbP VLs, and TLaPD 2015 **

PbP Talk Like a Pirate Day will start on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 and run through Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

GMs can run any Pirate(ish) themed PFS scenario, or the Pirate themed PFS sanctioned APs. There will be booty.... errrrr.... boons and prizes.

[There will also be a VTT TLaPD Gameday(s) September 19th-20th, 2015 to correspond with the PbP kickoff.]

TLaPD Official Website

The game submission deadline for GMs running anything for TLaPD will be August 22nd, 2015 (To get scenario support). Submission form will be included in official announcement later.

We originally planned on PbP Gameday IV starting in July, 2015. Dunwich directives from the elder gods (see previous post) drove us to postpone that until after GenCon 2015.

Due to the way scenario support for gamedays/cons is issued, the earliest available start date after GenCon 2015 would be Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Since that date is right before TLaPD, what we are going to do is start the gameday with TLaPD, and then run the full gameday for 2 months past the end of PbP TLaPD.

(The side-effect/benefit of the delay will be that the PaizoCon/GenCon materials will be opened up at that point for the PbP gameday.)

The deadline for GMs running anything for PbP Gameday IV will also be August 22nd, 2015.

There will be an official post for the Gameday coming soon.

As far as a PbP specific VL for Online Play - I would personally love one. Having someone who is more intimately acquainted with PbP, and the greater PbP community, would help a lot. An important part of what we do as Online VOs is champion online play to those not well versed in it – so it helps to have subject matter experts on the topic being championed. That said, I am not sure I can get a fourth VL approved right now. But if there is someone the community thinks would be a terrific PbP VL for Online Play, please email me and tell me why that person would rock the position and I will do my best to get that person in that position – maybe not right away, but at some point. You guys are a terrific community and should have the best VO representation possible.

Well, that is as much as my thumbs can type on this phone – more on the topic later. :)

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Male CG Human (Taldan) Kineticist 11 / Unchained Rogue 3 | HP 235/235 42 Non Lethal : 26 Temp | AC 25 T 19 FF 18 | CMB +10, CMD 32 | F: +20, R: +23, W: +8 | Init: +9 | Perc: +14 | Speed 30ft, Fly 60ft (Good) | Burn 3/11 | Darkvision 60ft | Defensive Abilities danger sense +1, evasion, fortification 15%; Resist negative energy 10, positive energy 10

Now that be fine and all, but me inquiries would be that to transition from talking like sewer rats rather than dogs o' the sea, may be a difficult one. Where would a fine sailor, such as meself, find a proper way to find me linguistic sea legs?


- INACTIVE (finished campaign) -

Will there be an additional VTT GameDay after the TLAP one?

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IronHelixx wrote:

** The Unofficial Official Response on PbP Gameday IV, PbP VLs, and TLaPD 2015 **

PbP Talk Like a Pirate Day will start on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 and run through Saturday, October 17th, 2015.

GMs can run any Pirate(ish) themed PFS scenario, or the Pirate themed PFS sanctioned APs. There will be booty.... errrrr.... boons and prizes.

[There will also be a VTT TLaPD Gameday(s) September 19th-20th, 2015 to correspond with the PbP kickoff.]

TLaPD Official Website

The game submission deadline for GMs running anything for TLaPD will be August 22nd, 2015 (To get scenario support). Submission form will be included in official announcement later.

We originally planned on PbP Gameday IV starting in July, 2015. Dunwich directives from the elder gods (see previous post) drove us to postpone that until after GenCon 2015.

Due to the way scenario support for gamedays/cons is issued, the earliest available start date after GenCon 2015 would be Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Since that date is right before TLaPD, what we are going to do is start the gameday with TLaPD, and then run the full gameday for 2 months past the end of PbP TLaPD.

(The side-effect/benefit of the delay will be that the PaizoCon/GenCon materials will be opened up at that point for the PbP gameday.)

The deadline for GMs running anything for PbP Gameday IV will also be August 22nd, 2015.

There will be an official post for the Gameday coming soon.

As far as a PbP specific VL for Online Play - I would personally love one. Having someone who is more intimately acquainted with PbP, and the greater PbP community, would help a lot. An important part of what we do as Online VOs is champion online play to those not well versed in it – so it helps to have subject matter experts on the topic being championed. That said, I am not sure I can get a fourth VL approved right now. But if there is someone the community thinks would be a terrific PbP VL...

I can't pick just one, but any of our prolific DM's who are wonderful enough to run so many games for us would be great. EndlessForms, Shuismo, GM Tektite, Bold Strider, et al. would be tremendous representatives and VC's of we PBP community.

Liberty's Edge

Regional Venture Coordinator - Online

Yes. For VTT there is APCon in a couple of weekends. APCon2015

After TLaPD there will be AetherCon in November. AEtherCon2015

Alton Underbough wrote:

Will there be an additional VTT GameDay after the TLAP one?

-Posted with Wayfinder


Thanks IH!

I am delighted with the way it has all come together - and you tackled the blend of the TLAPD/Game Day IV conundrum really well - really glad this will be a 'thing' :)

I suppose my only suggested argument for why we need an extra VL is that whilst online play itself is represented, PbP is its own creature (different to VTT etc) and seems unrepresented - even whilst it seems to occupy a pretty firm piece of (virtual) turf on these boards. To some extent, VTT and classical face to face gaming have a lot of obvious similarities - whilst the PbP format starts to move almost to collaborative writing and storytelling, allowing for a very different journey into character and story development.

Shifty's argument would be something like this wrote:


If one took all of the PbP tables going on and made them face to face sessions, they would have what would surely be considered a 'very active' area; I am certain that smaller geographical collectives have VC's and VL's covering their space, so why not ours? Why wouldn't the PbP space be entitled to its own representation like any other region, especially given its level of activity?

Anyhow, thanks for the great announcement - it was awesome to have the opportunity to chuck in my 2cp, and I can't wait to run up the Jolly Roger!


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Gerald wrote:
I can't pick just one, but any of our prolific DM's who are wonderful enough to run so many games for us would be great. EndlessForms, Shuismo, GM Tektite, Bold Strider, et al. would be tremendous representatives and VC's of we PBP community.

I'm flattered to be in the list and I have actually considered it before, especially after moving last year and switching my GMing of all new scenarios to PbP since we haven't found an IRL group yet.


Male Mostly Harmless Incorrigible Punster 5/ Militant Grammarist 3/ Contrarian 2

EF was actually my immediate thought when I read IronHelixx's post. (Had actually been composing an email in my head to send to IronHelixx/Jesse about exactly that.)

I wasn't sure he'd be able to do it with his grad studies, but he'd be a stellar choice. Consider this an official endorsement. :-)

Grand Lodge

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thunderspirit wrote:

EF was actually my immediate thought when I read IronHelixx's post. (Had actually been composing an email in my head to send to IronHelixx/Jesse about exactly that.)

I wasn't sure he'd be able to do it with his grad studies, but he'd be a stellar choice. Consider this an official endorsement. :-)

I second the motion!


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Hey thanks! To be honest, as long as the duties are not too onerous, I think I would certainly have time for it.

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Male Humanoidish Yahoo 4/Painlord 6/Punk 2/Cleric of Happiness & Sunshine 1

Oooh....EF as VL OP?

Lemme see here....EF VL OP = Elf PoV!!!

Oh yeah...where do I sign/vote to make this happen? EF would be great.


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Painlord wrote:
Lemme see here....EF VL OP = Elf PoV!!!

Ar istanyë quetë Quenya, i tára lambë Eldaron.


EF was the first name that came to mind when the discussion turned to a PbP Venture Officer. If there's a place to sign or vote, as Pain says, I'd happily support EF.


I eighth'ded the motion for EF, if he wants the responsibilities... I mean he doesn't have his fifth star, but I'm sure we can overlook that. ;-)

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Aye, here be a ninth vote for EF!


Tenth vote, here!


Eleventh. EF for OL VL!


Male Human

Hard to argue the point, isn't it? :)


I'm giving my thumbs up because EF is that awesome. Even though he got my PC killed. *whistles*

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Pathfinder Society GM

A couple of things:

1:I'm good with EF being the PBP VO. He's awesome like that.

2: If I report a session, but I don't have a character available right now to apply the GM credit to, but I have one that will be ready later, is there a way to postpone the GM credit so it doesn't disappear into the aether when I report? I'm mainly asking if there is a way to save credit in case I want to apply it to a character later, for whatever reason.


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2. Just report the game for the character you plan to apply it to and hold on to the chronicle until the character finishes their current game or reaches the appropriate level, whatever the situation is.


I think you just put the character in when you report and as soon as he's available the credit applies. I did that when my character was tied up in a PbP and the gane I was GMing finished first. It's the same if you GM a game for which your character is not yet high enough level. I hope that's right, otherwise I messed up.

Liberty's Edge

Male Human Pathfinder Society GM
EndlessForms wrote:
2. Just report the game for the character you plan to apply it to and hold on to the chronicle until the character finishes their current game or reaches the appropriate level, whatever the situation is.

Alright, that's what I thought. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't an option or way of reporting it that I was unaware of.

Thanks EF!


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EndlessForms wrote:
2. Just report the game for the character you plan to apply it to and hold on to the chronicle until the character finishes their current game or reaches the appropriate level, whatever the situation is.

Really? I was under the impression that GM credits must be applied immediately (when filling out the chronicles) to a character that is NOT currently involved in another game. Since receiving a player chronicle and a GM chronicle in the same time period for the same character seems dangerously close to violating the one character/one game at a time rule, just like you are not meant to play the same character in two games at once.

I have always held a character in reserve for the GM credit during the entire game, worried about violating the rules. Is that really not necessary? I know you CAN create a new placeholder character without making all the character decisions, just the name and apply a GM credit.


It used to be that way.

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bluedove wrote:
EndlessForms wrote:
2. Just report the game for the character you plan to apply it to and hold on to the chronicle until the character finishes their current game or reaches the appropriate level, whatever the situation is.
Really? I was under the impression that GM credits must be applied immediately (when filling out the chronicles) to a character that is NOT currently involved in another game. Since receiving a player chronicle and a GM chronicle in the same time period for the same character seems dangerously close to violating the one character/one game at a time rule, just like you are not meant to play the same character in two games at once.

You can indeed put DM Credit onto a character that you are currently playing, but because you are in a game, (just like when errata changes a class or PFS rules change, if you are in a game, you wait until afterwards to update your character to the new legal form), you will not get any of the benefits from it until after that game. There is also the risk that if that character dies, you have essentially just wasted the GM Credit Chronicle.

A lot of people that GM often simply don't report a character they want to apply it too, or they stack them onto an unbuilt character number, referred to as a GM Blob.


Not to change the subject here but I had a relevant question to something I've personally never seen come up.

A +1 Adamantine Greatsword would have 23 hps right?
What about a +1 Furious Adamantine in the hands of someone raging? Would it be the same or would the weapon gain 20 hps while the weilder was raging? To me it seems it would because its a static buff. What if a normal greatsword had a CL 20 Greater Magic Weapon cast on it? Would it gain 50 hps? Again I think it would. What about with a Bane enchantment? What about a Magus/Warpriest buffing his weapon? I can't find any answers in the rules blogs and I know this is a hub of PFS knowledge so I brought the question here.

Thanks for any responses!


"A furious weapon serves as a focus for its wielder's anger. When the wielder is raging or under the effect of a rage spell, the weapon's enhancement bonus is +2 better than normal."

I'd run with sure, because it has added +2 for the time being.

Same would apply to the Greater Magic Weapon.

I wouldn't apply it to the Bane weapon though.


Yeah, it's a good point because the actual enhancement bonus is increasing.

If the Furious enchant doesn't raise the HP, then that would be consistent with something like a Constitution enhancement bonus not granting HP. This is definitively not the case as Bear's Endurance states you gain the HP, but that amount is deducted after the effect wears off.

I would think that it would gain the +20 HP for the time being and lose it upon the expiration of the effect granting it the bonus. Thus, if the weapon in question is at 20/43 HP at the end of the effect, then it breaks immediately as it hits 0/23 HP.


Just a fine point on the above example, at 20/43 hp, the item is already "broken" which occurs when an item takes more than half its hp in damage. When the effect wears off and it reduces to zero, the item then is ruined.

But I don't disagree about the main point above.

Item Hit Points PRD:
Hit Points: An object's hit point total depends on what it is made of and how big it is (see Table: Common Armor, Weapon, and Shield Hardness and Hit Points, Table: Substance Hardness and Hit Points, and Table: Object Hardness and Hit Points). Objects that take damage equal to or greater than half their total hit points gain the broken condition (see Conditions). When an object's hit points reach 0, it's ruined.


Ah yes, I meant "breaks" colloquially as in destroyed, like a shattered sword.

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    A good parallel to that is "Barbarian dying as he runs out of Rage" mechanic, though the item's health is only "temporary" in the logical sense.

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    I was going to ask a similar question if the weapon is enlarged with its wielder? Does the extra thickness or mass add to hp? Realizing it would lose hp once it shrinks. This almost came up in a recent pfs game, so I was curious.


    I don't believe so, no.

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    I'm thinking about running a Confirmation with Vigilantes only.

    Anyone interested? I want at least one of each specialization (Avenger, Stalker, Warlock, and Zealot).

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    I'm interested for a ranged zealot! Currently making one, and I should have the stat block up within six hours. Currently at work, and emailing myself is a chore for copy paste.

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