GM Valen's - PFS Quests - What the Helms Hide (10-16)(PbP)(TABLE 2) (Inactive)

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Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

This thread is a place to discuss out-of-character matters.

Such matters include notice of anticipated absences. For instance, I will be traveling and likely will not be posting (or will have very limited posting) between May 22nd and May 29th.


Ah, what the heck. I'll hop in as well. I have quite a few tier 1-2 characters available--will pick one once I know what everyone else is bringing.

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

Is this 'evergreen'? An introduction like that certainly sounds like it, but just to be sure.

If not, I'll prefer to play one of my 2nd- or 3rd-level characters (assuming I can get between-tier rewards for the latter).


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)
caps wrote:
Ah, what the heck. I'll hop in as well. I have quite a few tier 1-2 characters available--will pick one once I know what everyone else is bringing.

Welcome, caps. You have a spot.

@ I'm Hiding - Yes, this is an evergreen.

The Exchange

Male Ulfen Ranger 1 HP 12/12 | AC 16, T 13, FF 13 | Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2 | Init +4 | Perc +7 | SM +2 Effects:

Any space for this Ulfen ranger?


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

Welcome, Waggi. Looks like we've now reached 6, so I am closing recruitment.

Players/PCs are:
philipjcormier
Ynam
I'm Hiding In Your Closet
Hawthwile
caps
Waggi

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

Right, then! Here's what I can presently offer in the way of 1st-level characters:

- a Half-Elf Bloodrager
- an Undine Ranger <-- I see we've got a Ranger, so probably not
- a Halfling Ninja
- a Tiefling Paladin
- a Kitsune Samurai

The Exchange

Male Ulfen Ranger 1 HP 12/12 | AC 16, T 13, FF 13 | Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2 | Init +4 | Perc +7 | SM +2 Effects:

Thanks much. Looking forward to turning on the cranky Ulfen RP machine!


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I'll post what I have in the 1-2 range as well.

Avendar - Arcanist/Swashbuckler 1/1 (melee combatant + arcane caster)
Darren - Swashbuckler 2 (melee)
Fahr Mathon - Ranger 2 (ranged)
Finwe - Occultist/Inquisitor 1/1 (melee)
Lissaya - Hunter 1 (melee or range; rides a flying animal companion)
Rachel Sophia - Paladin? 1 (she's a blob right now)
Seleena - Skald 2 (melee)
Silver Warden - Vigilante 2 (caster with combat skills)
Veilblade - Samurai 2 (melee)

Making this list more for myself than for anyone else. While I'm at it, I'll enumerate, for myself, the characters that I need to revisit to make sure their crunch is all up-to-date (otherwise they would also be on this list)

Korvalis Kembai - Bloodrager 2 (need to make sure I have all his chronicle sheets together)
Shadraz - ?? 1 (need to rebuild as an Undine druid)
Uriah Firehands - Gunslinger/Swashbuckler 1/1 (need to make sure I'm happy with his setup for 2WF)


M Silvanesti Elf Wizard (Necromancer) 6/5 Renegade Hunter Int +2 AC 22, touch 22, flat-footed 10 (+2 Dex) hp 44 (9d6+9) Fort +5, Ref +6, Will +7; +2 vs. enchantments Defensive Abilities resistance; Immune sleep;

I have a few characters at this level that c ould come.


Given the choice, I would prefer to use my alchemist (lvl 2 - I miscalculated some GM credit earlier when I said he was lvl 3). What character would everyone else prefer to play? Once we have that information, we can look for any potential holes and swap characters as needed.


male human

As I posted on Recruitment:

2L: Vladamir Dufau (Sorcerer; Wild-blooded(Sage)); Oded Fardeth (Cleric); Kam Yuen (Pyrokineticist); Salvadore Mattero (Wizard; Evoker).

1L: Erlandel (Druid).

Willing to play any of them, (I mean, I did make them for a reason), but will choose from what is needed/wanted by the party.


Alright, I like all of those characters, but I'll start with ranking preferences this way:
1. Silver Warden - Vigilante 2 (caster with combat skills)
2. Veilblade - Samurai 2 (melee)


male human

If we are playing 1L only, then Erlandel. Otherwise Oded if a healer is needed, Salvadore Mattero otherwise.

I really enjoy playing all of them, and 3 are blasters.

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

I'd be inclined toward either my Paladin or Bloodrager.


So

Waggi - Ulfen Ranger
pjc - Evoker Wizard (or Cleric)
IHIYC - Paladin or Bloodrager
caps - Warlock Vigilante or Samurai

How about the other two?


Still holding out for the alchemist - gotta level him up so he can apply that mistaken Chronicle Sheet! (Also so he can finally get Precise Shot and make life so much easier for everyone involved.)

Second choice would be a lvl 2 skald.


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

Looks like the party is coming together. Once you have settled on a PC, you may start posting in the Gameplay thread.

I will start us at the museum sometime tomorrow.

Dark Archive

Male LN Wayang Samurai/2 - HP 20 - AC 18/T:14/FF:15 - Perception: +7, Darkvision - Fort: +4, Ref: +3, Will: -1; +2 vs. Shadow school spells - CMB: +5, CMD 18 - Speed 20 ft. - Init. +3

I dotted in as Silver Warden / Glomtin Weol, but then decided to play Veilblade. GM, would you remove the other two from this campaign please?

Grand Lodge

Male CG Ratfolk Trap Breaker Alchemist 3 | HP 21/21 | AC 18 T 14 FF 15 | CMB +1, CMD 14 | F: +5, R: +7, W: +3 | Init: +5 | Perc: +9 (+10 vs traps), SM: +1, Darkvision 60 ft | Speed 20ft | Extracts: 1st 4/4 | Bombs 9/9 | Active conditions: None

Character profile needs to be updated - will do so tonight when I have time to go through his chronicles. Sorry!

GM, do you want our character information (#s, faction, day job, etc.) here, or in the shared Recruitment thread?

Grand Lodge

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Male CG Ratfolk Trap Breaker Alchemist 3 | HP 21/21 | AC 18 T 14 FF 15 | CMB +1, CMD 14 | F: +5, R: +7, W: +3 | Init: +5 | Perc: +9 (+10 vs traps), SM: +1, Darkvision 60 ft | Speed 20ft | Extracts: 1st 4/4 | Bombs 9/9 | Active conditions: None
GM Valen wrote:
Handouts & Slides for this table has been updated to include Mercival's picture. I don't currently have room to include links for all tables in my header (unless someone knows a way I can do so)?

If it's just character limits holding you back, I had luck with tinyurl.com when I had 4 tables briefly during RetroCon.


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

@ Brakkik - Yes! Thank you! I was unaware of that site. The Slides for this Table should now be available in my GM profile as "Helms (T2)".

Dark Archive

Male LN Wayang Samurai/2 - HP 20 - AC 18/T:14/FF:15 - Perception: +7, Darkvision - Fort: +4, Ref: +3, Will: -1; +2 vs. Shadow school spells - CMB: +5, CMD 18 - Speed 20 ft. - Init. +3

I'll be pretty busy until probably next Thursday. I'm not sure what my posting rate will look like day to day. Don't hesitate to bot me if I haven't posted yet on a given day and am holding things up. There should be a Bot Me spoiler at the bottom of my profile but if there is not, recent posts should be indicative.


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)
GM Valen wrote:
caps wrote:
Ah, what the heck. I'll hop in as well. I have quite a few tier 1-2 characters available--will pick one once I know what everyone else is bringing.

Welcome, caps. You have a spot.

@ I'm Hiding - Yes, this is an evergreen.

CORRRECTION: This is NOT an evergreen, but, as a series of quests, it is replayable by 1st level characters.

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage
GM Valen wrote:
CORRRECTION: This is NOT an evergreen, but, as a series of quests, it is replayable by 1st level characters.

Close enough for government work. :)

The Concordance

F Sylph 2 | Aprentice | 3-Skymaster Druid
Tag:
CN Sylph F Druid 2 | HP: 14/14 | AC 19; TC 14; FF 15 | CMB +3; CMD 16 | Fort +3; Ref +4; Will +7 | Init +6 | Perc: +8; 20 ft

Player Name: Tealk
Character Name: Ynam
PFS / SFS ID Number: 159547-22
Faction: Concordance
Day Job Roll: none


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

I have added a Slide for marching order to the Handouts and Slides. Please add your PC token to the Slide and place it in marching order.


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)
Waggi wrote:
The touch AC on these things is nuts for a tier 1-2 game! I can safely say I've never been a fan of them having swarms in such low level games, its almost unfair if you don't have aoe spells.

True, the touch AC is very high for the CR and I understand the dislike of swarms, particularly at low levels. However, this party has been very effective with only 4 PCs taking actions so far!

If there is interest, I'd be happy to share my thoughts on the encounter design after this initial quest has concluded (so that I don't possibly spoil anything).

The Exchange

Male Ulfen Ranger 1 HP 12/12 | AC 16, T 13, FF 13 | Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2 | Init +4 | Perc +7 | SM +2 Effects:

Yes please don't take my opinion personal, in no way do I put any of this on you, just low level encounter designers. Or maybe how they rated swarm CRs in general. Looking forward to your thoughts after the fight.

As an aside: thoughts on finding at least a replacement for Closet? Maybe Ynam gets a bit more time to show up.

The Concordance

F Sylph 2 | Aprentice | 3-Skymaster Druid
Tag:
CN Sylph F Druid 2 | HP: 14/14 | AC 19; TC 14; FF 15 | CMB +3; CMD 16 | Fort +3; Ref +4; Will +7 | Init +6 | Perc: +8; 20 ft

Sorry, I'm going to be very busy over next 24 hours, I'll do my best to post.

The Exchange

Male Ulfen Ranger 1 HP 12/12 | AC 16, T 13, FF 13 | Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2 | Init +4 | Perc +7 | SM +2 Effects:

No worries, just thought you disappeared.

Grand Lodge

Male Human (Varisian) Wizard(Evoker)/3 [HP: 17/17] [Init: +2; Perc: +8] [AC: 12+/12/10+] [saves: 3/3/4] [CMB: +1; CMD: 13/11] [Force Missile used: 0/7] [Signet Ring used: 0/1] [Active Conditions: ]
Quote:
Not to be too metagamey, but our status resets after each quest and I've yet to see a quest have more than one combat encounter.

I am confused. Is this a series of missions? The Mage Armor spell is not needed?

Dark Archive

Male LN Wayang Samurai/2 - HP 20 - AC 18/T:14/FF:15 - Perception: +7, Darkvision - Fort: +4, Ref: +3, Will: -1; +2 vs. Shadow school spells - CMB: +5, CMD 18 - Speed 20 ft. - Init. +3

From the scenario description:

"What the Helms Hide includes four 1-hour adventures that send the PCs across the Inner Sea region to uncover the secretive Decemvirate's past. The series includes a finale adventure, but players can experience the other parts in any order."

We are playing it as if it were a single full length scenario, but it is actually four mini scenarios in a row.

Grand Lodge

Male Human (Varisian) Wizard(Evoker)/3 [HP: 17/17] [Init: +2; Perc: +8] [AC: 12+/12/10+] [saves: 3/3/4] [CMB: +1; CMD: 13/11] [Force Missile used: 0/7] [Signet Ring used: 0/1] [Active Conditions: ]

Is it safe to assume we will be alerted to the resets?


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)
Salvadore Mattero wrote:
Is it safe to assume we will be alerted to the resets?

Yes.

The Concordance

F Sylph 2 | Aprentice | 3-Skymaster Druid
Tag:
CN Sylph F Druid 2 | HP: 14/14 | AC 19; TC 14; FF 15 | CMB +3; CMD 16 | Fort +3; Ref +4; Will +7 | Init +6 | Perc: +8; 20 ft

Will post after work, in a few hours.

Liberty's Edge

female Half-Elf Bloodrager 1

Player Name: I'm Hiding In Your Closet
Character Name: Jezebel Gemblade
PFS ID Number: 40025-26
Faction: Liberty's Edge
Day Job Roll: Perform (Sing): 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (9) + 8 = 17

This character began her existence as a joke. I have now elected to make her my attempted homage to the classic "Robert E. Howard-style swords-and-sorcery-and-sexiness adventuress" archetype...so think 'Red Sonja meets Jessica Rabbit'.


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

Series of rainstorms has flooded my basement. May be another day or two before I can get a post out.

Grand Lodge

Male CG Ratfolk Trap Breaker Alchemist 3 | HP 21/21 | AC 18 T 14 FF 15 | CMB +1, CMD 14 | F: +5, R: +7, W: +3 | Init: +5 | Perc: +9 (+10 vs traps), SM: +1, Darkvision 60 ft | Speed 20ft | Extracts: 1st 4/4 | Bombs 9/9 | Active conditions: None

No worries - thanks for letting us know, and best of luck with the flooding!

The Concordance

F Sylph 2 | Aprentice | 3-Skymaster Druid
Tag:
CN Sylph F Druid 2 | HP: 14/14 | AC 19; TC 14; FF 15 | CMB +3; CMD 16 | Fort +3; Ref +4; Will +7 | Init +6 | Perc: +8; 20 ft

Oh no, that sucks. Take care of yourself, don't worry about us haha!


Oh no! Hope there's no serious damage to your house or your stuff!

The Exchange

Male Ulfen Ranger 1 HP 12/12 | AC 16, T 13, FF 13 | Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2 | Init +4 | Perc +7 | SM +2 Effects:

Good luck with the water, no fun.


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

Thanks for your support with the flooding. Most of it has been cleaned up. We did lose some irreplaceable photographs and children's artwork. I also lost some long-out-of-print Babylon 5 magazines and game books (which you may have guessed from my GM handle, I was rather fond of). Still, nearly all else can be replaced. Others in the area and elsewhere in the country have suffered far worse.

GMs have been asked to start reporting games, including those that have not yet completed. To that end, I will need folks email addresses for reporting purposes. If you do not wish to post here, feel free to PM them to me.

Grand Lodge

Male Human (Varisian) Wizard(Evoker)/3 [HP: 17/17] [Init: +2; Perc: +8] [AC: 12+/12/10+] [saves: 3/3/4] [CMB: +1; CMD: 13/11] [Force Missile used: 0/7] [Signet Ring used: 0/1] [Active Conditions: ]

philipjcormier@hotmail.com

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

DragonPharaoh@gmail.com

Dark Archive

Male LN Wayang Samurai/2 - HP 20 - AC 18/T:14/FF:15 - Perception: +7, Darkvision - Fort: +4, Ref: +3, Will: -1; +2 vs. Shadow school spells - CMB: +5, CMD 18 - Speed 20 ft. - Init. +3

I will be at a conference for work next week (M-F) with very limited time to post. There should be a Bot Me spoiler in my profile (please let me know ASAP if it is missing or empty) that you can use to bot me if any actions are waiting on me.


Hao Jin Cataclysm] (CORE) (Levels 1-2)

The quest assumes that the party will make some sort of report back to Kreighton Shane, whether by missive or in person. I would assume that some sort of report back to the Venture-Captain is customary/expected after every Pathfinder mission.

However, what you wish to include in the report (or if you want to make one at all) is up to the party.

Otherwise, the party has successfully finished the first quest.

The next two quests also start with missives from Kreighton Shane (both are now posted in the Handouts) and the party chooses which to tackle first.

Scarab Sages

What? Pseudonatural Lich gestalt Ghul Lord/Warlock/Truenamer/Psychic/Wild Mage

I'm sorry, I'm a little confused; when is this going to start?

Dark Archive

Male LN Wayang Samurai/2 - HP 20 - AC 18/T:14/FF:15 - Perception: +7, Darkvision - Fort: +4, Ref: +3, Will: -1; +2 vs. Shadow school spells - CMB: +5, CMD 18 - Speed 20 ft. - Init. +3

Almost a month ago. :-)

The Exchange

Male Ulfen Ranger 1 HP 12/12 | AC 16, T 13, FF 13 | Fort +4, Ref +5, Will +2 | Init +4 | Perc +7 | SM +2 Effects:

Yup, May 10th. First quest is completed.

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