Pathfinder: Rise of the Runelords

Game Master Simmyish

Welcome to Varisia, and to Sandpoint - a small coastal town located to the west of the region. For the last forty-two years, there hasn't been much trouble in this small coastal town, but that is all about to change.



OOC Discussion threat for GM Simmyish's RotRL campaign.


Male Ragebred Skinwalker Alchemist (Beastmorph/Skinwalker) 1

Sup gang.

Just made an intro post in the Gameplay tab. Later tonight I'll get my stat line configured on my profile.

Looking forward to RoTR with all of you!


Now everyone is invited, welcome to the campaign. Posting in the gameplay thread should get you added on automatically. If you have any further questions before we start, then feel free to ask them here. Also, will give it three days for people to post their first post, if you don't post by then, I'll presume you have decided not to join and make a start without you.

And with that, the first thread is already up and ready to go for you to respond to, so introduce your characters, this is intended to be a brief moment before the start of the festival, but you guys will have the whole day to chat and stuff.

So, let's start telling a story :)


Male N Noble Drow Conjurer 1 | HP 9 | AC 15 T 14 FF 11 | CMB +4, CMD 15 | F: +2, R: +4, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +5 Speed 30 ft | Active Conditions: Detect Magic

Well this should be fun. Looking forward to this. My first PbP on the Paizo forums, so if there is something I need in the profile that isn't there, let me know.


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

Apologies I didnt get the backstory in in time. I ended up in the ER twice in the last four days and have to try to my surgeon tomorrow two hours away. Life has been...hectic and a bit rough.

But I hope to make the backstory quick enough for it to still be relevant and I thank you for picking despite such issues.


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

Cool! caps here. I will make an alias for Masdok later.

Are you also going to post in the recruiting thread with the list of who made it in and out? Those who did not make it will want to know to stop holding their breath.


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

Alias is up to date. However, I see that I have gold to spare and am a little short on weaponry. GM, do you mind if I make a few additional purchases?

Swap Longspear for Cold Iron Longspear (net cost of 5gp)
spiked gauntlet (5gp)
10 javelins (10gp)
silvered warhammer (32gp)

Would leave Masdok with about 5gp to his name, which is plenty for a wandering tribesman. :)


Came on to do that now, had to pop out for a bit earlier before I got the chance.


Female Sylph Oracle 1 | HP 10/10 | AC:13 T:12 FF:11 | CMB:-1 CMD:11 | Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+3 | Init: +8 | Perception:+1
Tracker:
for temporary things

Fabulously excited to have been chosen for this. Looking forward to showing these so-called Runelords who is boss with you all :)


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

Fixed the character profile. Apologies are in order, I see that I am the last PC to post in Gameplay. I'm attempting to work on getting that post up...post haste!


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

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.


No problem. It's saying TBD but if it's not up by the time we need it (probably will be Sunday unless everyone else has a post up before then if you haven't responded by then we'll bot you till you get back :))


Male N Noble Drow Conjurer 1 | HP 9 | AC 15 T 14 FF 11 | CMB +4, CMD 15 | F: +2, R: +4, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +5 Speed 30 ft | Active Conditions: Detect Magic

Sorry I'm late posting. Had a trip away from home this weekend that I thought was next weekend.


Female Sylph Oracle 1 | HP 10/10 | AC:13 T:12 FF:11 | CMB:-1 CMD:11 | Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+3 | Init: +8 | Perception:+1
Tracker:
for temporary things

On the subject of trips away ... I shall be away for the weekend at the end of this week. I'll be away Friday - Sunday my local time (New Zealand) but because of time zones I think that will be Thursday midnight to Saturday midnight EDT.

Bot me if you need to - there are some basic notes in the Profile.


Female Sylph Oracle 1 | HP 10/10 | AC:13 T:12 FF:11 | CMB:-1 CMD:11 | Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+3 | Init: +8 | Perception:+1
Tracker:
for temporary things

Back now :)


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

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.


Female Sylph Oracle 1 | HP 10/10 | AC:13 T:12 FF:11 | CMB:-1 CMD:11 | Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+3 | Init: +8 | Perception:+1
Tracker:
for temporary things

I've checked and I can see your BotMe info just fine. Enjoy your conference.


Just sent a message to Brydan and Anomander, if they don't get back to me by the next post gonna deactivate their characters. Right now also waiting on Brydan to get a post up :)


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

Apologies on that, I was having some post surgery complications. I shall post shortly.


No worries thanks for the update :)

Will get a post up tomorrow if Anomander hasn't gotten back to us - and will also remove them as an active player.


Male Dwarf Paladin 1 HP 6 /12 AC 16 ( Touch 9 Flat 16) / Fort +4 | Ref -1 | Will +4 / CMB +4 | CMD 13 / Init -1 / Perception +2

Happy 4TH everyone.


Will just give Brydan a couple more days before I resolve the surprise round :)


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

I am on vacation this week. I will be keeping up with my games off and on via RSS, but please do not hold anything up waiting for me. There should be botting instructions in my profile. Do not hesitate to use them to move things forward.


Have a good time :)


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

I shall post soonish. I am having to rest for a bit due to overheating.


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

Bump


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

Between packing tonight, traveling, and doing con related things, I will be busy with GenCon from now until Sunday. I don't expect to be caught up to speed until Monday or Tuesday.

If any of y'all will be playing organized play at GenCon and want to meet up, send me a PM! I enjoy the tables much more when playing with a friend.

I will continue to read posts through the RSS feed and may drop in for a post, but please bot me whenever it becomes necessary.


Wish I could be there, but there's an ocean in the way and the plane ticket prices are ridiculous. Have a great time :)


Female Sylph Oracle 1 | HP 10/10 | AC:13 T:12 FF:11 | CMB:-1 CMD:11 | Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+3 | Init: +8 | Perception:+1
Tracker:
for temporary things

Very jealous here - enjoy the Con!
Are you going to any of the shows by the Glass Cannon Podcast?


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

I did not do any podcast related stuff but I had a blast at the con.


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

Today's blog post planted a question I thought I would ask. Do we want to convert this game to PF2? It seems like a thing that has to be pretty unanimous, including all players and the GM.

I think Simflay is the only PC that could take a little GM Fiat to convert Sylph rules until there's a PF2 equivalent; Oracle playtest for PF2 drops in August, so we could wait for that or spin up some kind of Cleric/Sorcerer hybrid class. The blog implies the conversion guide would have suggestions for how to do those things.

Grulyn is a PF2 Fighter, Masdok is a PF2 Ranger, and Brydan would be a PF2 druid/ranger or ranger/druid.

I like PF2 a lot and would enjoy the change, but either answer is fine with me.


I haven't got ahold of the PF2 rulebook yet, plus I've personally heard mixed reviews about it.

Until I've got it, we'll stick with 1e, and also based on what everyone else wants to do at that point :)


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

I've not even looked at the materials and frantly, I'm not fond of stepping into new systems vs fully fleshed out and flushed out systems.

That said, if I was the only one holding us back, I'd be willing to convert.


Male Dwarf Paladin 1 HP 6 /12 AC 16 ( Touch 9 Flat 16) / Fort +4 | Ref -1 | Will +4 / CMB +4 | CMD 13 / Init -1 / Perception +2

I am in the same boat as Brydan, I did try to figure out how to build a character a few time, but just could not get it down. The only "book" I have for it is the play test stuff.

So if we do convert, I might need a hand with it.


Female Sylph Oracle 1 | HP 10/10 | AC:13 T:12 FF:11 | CMB:-1 CMD:11 | Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+3 | Init: +8 | Perception:+1
Tracker:
for temporary things

I am pretty happy either way. I haven't played any PF2 and don't have any materials for it. My regular F2F group is pretty entrenched in PF1 and some of them are actively disinterested in even considering it. But I wouldn't mind giving it a go at some point.

That said, it would probably be quite a lot of work for our esteemed GM to convert even a single book of an AP. I'm sure some of the creatures will simply transfer to their PF2 Bestiary equivalent, but I'd imagine quite a lot of class-based NPCs and villains would need a fair bit of work.


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

I don't think the amount that the man left us was said?
Also, does the church have an orphanage?


Noone mentioned they were looking in the pouch but there's 50 gp in there, and the orphanage is linked with the school, Turandarok Academy, part school, part orphanage that is run by a retired adventurer, Ilsoari
Gandethus.

The children that attend the school tell all sorts of tales about him and the basement, which he mostly laughs off. It's not really a big secret what is down there: things that he had managed to collect from his previous occupation, a museum of strange artifacts and weapons, exotic maps, and trophies of some of his adventuring party's monster kills.

A bit of an eccentric, but knows what his talking about, even if you don't.


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

Apologies, I had mentioned upturning the contents of it onto the table at one point but it may have been overlooked because of how I worded it ^_^


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

Apologies if I slow things down. I may not be able to post til around Tuesday. I managed to slam a rubber mallet down on my right index finger hard enough to separate skin from muscle. So, it's difficult to type.

Thankfully it didn't do any crazy damage but still very sensitive.


Female Sylph Oracle 1 | HP 10/10 | AC:13 T:12 FF:11 | CMB:-1 CMD:11 | Saves F:+1 R:+2 W:+3 | Init: +8 | Perception:+1
Tracker:
for temporary things

Ouch! That sounds nasty ...

Hope it heals up soon!


Male Dwarf Paladin 1 HP 6 /12 AC 16 ( Touch 9 Flat 16) / Fort +4 | Ref -1 | Will +4 / CMB +4 | CMD 13 / Init -1 / Perception +2

Didn't anyone tell not to do that, it hurts.


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

Well...I mean, EH. It seems to be healing well enough and I can type again without too much duress. So, no big deal.


At least it's getting better - on the bright side... could have been a metal hammer....


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

FYI I am attending a conference this week. There are even a few events for it the next two evenings. Please do not hesitate to bot me, tough I will post when I can.


Just an update: As the website was down most of the day today, I'm gonna give an extra day before moving anything forward or answering any posts to give everyone time. Also, today won't count towards having an issue if it's been a while to post, as the site was down for a while today.


Male Human Inquisitor (Monster Tactician, Tactical Leader) HP 9/9 | AC 18 T 15 FF 13 | CMB +5, CMD 18 | F: +2, R: +5, W: +5 | Init: +5 | Perc: +7, SM: +3 | Speed 30ft | Active conditions: None.

Hey, everyone just wanted to say that I apologize for the delays. Depression is a pretty hard problem to slog through sometimes and it's really been getting the better of me. It's been taking most of my energy just to keep up with my child during the hours that I am his sole provider. I'm hoping to get a better handle on it soon but if not, then well I have an appointment eventually with my doctors to hopefully get placed with a therapist again. I've pretty much ignored all the games I'm a player in, save one that updates very slowly and that's not cool to my other groups so I'll be cutting a few or offering to at least.

I have likely been holding things up or even my posts are becoming a bit awkward with my sporadic posting. If you'd like me to withdraw I will completely understand.


Male N Human (Shoanti) Slayer 1 | HP 17 | AC 16 T 12 FF 14 | CMB +5, CMD 17 | F: +3, R: +4, W: +1 | Init: +2 | Perc: +4, SM: +0 | Speed 35ft | Studied Target | Active conditions: None.

You're okay Brydan.

Solo parenting for the next few days and dealing with a lot of anxiety-inducing stuff at work. Sorry for not posting this notice sooner. I do plan to return but it may be a week or two before I can post regularly again. I will let you know when I am over the hump but meanwhile I will post if and when I can. Bot me otherwise.

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