GM Sappy's Into the Living Library [PF1]

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Guess what? Yet more busy days.

Welcome to the game! This space is for OOC discussion and planning.


Sorry for the delay, I was working late. Looks like the ball's rolling!


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I'll move you to Scrivening tomorrow.


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So, I'll be moving you to Club Enrolment Day soon, since there is not much more to be done in this class. There are three clubs that are relevant to the story: Music, Artificing and the Multi-Faith Pantheon Club. However, Anita wanted to be part of a newsletter club, so I see the following options:
- There is no Newsletter Club yet, or they don't accept first-year students.
- There is a Newsletter Club, but it doesn't have any relevant gameplay activity.
- There is a Newsletter Club, and I'm going to write some way in which they can contribute to gameplay.

The first two are the simplest, but they would restrict your choices a bit. If you can put up with some original, amateurish creation, going for the third one is not a problem at all for me. So just tell me what you'd prefer.


I'm actually fine with any of these options, Anita would probably default to Music if not in the newsletter.
If you feel like stretching those creative muscles then go for it! I'm think the world has more flavor if the newsletter at least exists, but we don't need it to be anything more than background fluff.


Female Tiefling Wizard 1 | HP 6/8 | AC: 13 (T: 12, FF: 11)| Saves: F:+1, R:+2, W:+2 | BAB: +0, CMB: -1, CMD: +11, | Init: +2 | Perc. +4, Darkvision 60ft | Spells: (1st) 4/4

Hireath has no interest in the newsletter, but personally I like options 2 or 3. Which one depends on the GM, given the extra time/effort involved with writing them in. It’s not a problem at all for there to be a club with no effect on gameplay. (If anything it’s slightly more “realistic.”) But if you have the time and a neat idea, making the newsletter relevant would be cool as well.


Human Arcanist | HP 8/8 | AC:13|T:11|FF:12 | Saves:F:+2,R:+2,W:+3 | Init:+6 || Diplomacy+7 / Know(Arcana,Nature,History)+7 / Spellcraft+7 / UMD+6

I'll leave that option to Anita and you. Vern isn't really interested in a newsletter....

I'd like either Music or the Artificing club. Not really interested in the other club. Sounds like religion. ??


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I'll try to think up some gampelay effects for the newsletter, then, I have the stub of an idea already. I'll update tomorrow.


Female Tiefling Wizard 1 | HP 6/8 | AC: 13 (T: 12, FF: 11)| Saves: F:+1, R:+2, W:+2 | BAB: +0, CMB: -1, CMD: +11, | Init: +2 | Perc. +4, Darkvision 60ft | Spells: (1st) 4/4

Hireath is most interested in the artificing club, but could be talked into the Multi-Faith Pantheon Club if no one else wants to join it.


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Two small notices: the Newsletter is fully functional, even though it's a bit different from the others, and no club is mandatory for success, although they can all possibly give some advantages.


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To the games I'm GM-ing: I'm out of town and dealing with an university test, so my updates will likely be more sparse than usual. Things will get back to normal as soon as possible.


No problem! I'm actually sick myself, so just resting will be nice.


Human Arcanist | HP 8/8 | AC:13|T:11|FF:12 | Saves:F:+2,R:+2,W:+3 | Init:+6 || Diplomacy+7 / Know(Arcana,Nature,History)+7 / Spellcraft+7 / UMD+6

No problem. Take whatever time you need. RL always trumps a game!


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I should have time to update again starting tomorrow, thanks for your understanding,


Oh no! Kobolds! I might have to scoop them all up and give them hugs.

The Exchange

Phoenix Bloodline Sorcerer (1) HP (6) Saves (0/3/3) AC (14/13/11) SR (7) Lvl 1 Spells (3/3) Dancing Lights (1/1) Darkness (1/1) Faerie Fire (1/1)

They’re just lucky there is a rule against fire. :p


Human Arcanist | HP 8/8 | AC:13|T:11|FF:12 | Saves:F:+2,R:+2,W:+3 | Init:+6 || Diplomacy+7 / Know(Arcana,Nature,History)+7 / Spellcraft+7 / UMD+6

Is there a rule against killing non-students in the library?


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There is no such rule. Killing in self-defense will be admissible, but know that there are some creatures in the Library that are well above the recommended CR.
In this case, if you attacked these kobold guards, tradition would require me to ask you if you are sure you want to do that.

The Exchange

Phoenix Bloodline Sorcerer (1) HP (6) Saves (0/3/3) AC (14/13/11) SR (7) Lvl 1 Spells (3/3) Dancing Lights (1/1) Darkness (1/1) Faerie Fire (1/1)

Good thing fire isn’t allowed then!


Female Tiefling Wizard 1 | HP 6/8 | AC: 13 (T: 12, FF: 11)| Saves: F:+1, R:+2, W:+2 | BAB: +0, CMB: -1, CMD: +11, | Init: +2 | Perc. +4, Darkvision 60ft | Spells: (1st) 4/4

@GM: In case it wasn't clear, I'm waiting to see if the kobolds have anything to say to either Hireath's or Anita's last comments before picking a new direction.


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Ah, really sorry, I missed that. Updating now.


Sorry, I'm taking a day away. This morning I got the news that one of my coworkers died of a heart attack. We were kind of friends so I'm going to take the evening to collect my thoughts. Be safe.


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I'm sorry, that sounds horrible. Please take the time you need.

For the mechanism: there are no numbers on the dials, but they can rotate about 180°. It's easy to divide the range in "low", "medium" and "high" settings. Are you trying low ETHICS and high MORALS as Vernon suggested, the opposite, or any other combination?


Female Human Bard: Animal Speaker 1 | HP 9/9 | AC 11 | F: +0, R: +3, W: +4| BAB: +0, CMB: +0, CMD: 11, | Init: +1 | Perc: +6 | Speed 30ft | Spells: (1st) 2/2

Anita's pretty angry right now, she might say things that could cause conflict between our characters. Hireath, that ok with you?


Female Tiefling Wizard 1 | HP 6/8 | AC: 13 (T: 12, FF: 11)| Saves: F:+1, R:+2, W:+2 | BAB: +0, CMB: -1, CMD: +11, | Init: +2 | Perc. +4, Darkvision 60ft | Spells: (1st) 4/4

Fine with me, but thanks for asking :)


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Just to confirm, are you going with Anita's plan (Vernon and Lindaer go to class, Hireath looks for Leonard and asks for copper, Anita goes to the shops)? Lessons and a trip to the shops will take a full block of time, while if Hireath manages to get to Leonard she will have time to do something more (being late at the lesson, going to the shops, a trip to the Library, or something else).


Female Tiefling Wizard 1 | HP 6/8 | AC: 13 (T: 12, FF: 11)| Saves: F:+1, R:+2, W:+2 | BAB: +0, CMB: -1, CMD: +11, | Init: +2 | Perc. +4, Darkvision 60ft | Spells: (1st) 4/4

Hireath is fine with that plan. I left the conversation somewhat open-ended because she could also help Anita at the shops, but I think looking for Leonard is probably the better move.


Female Tiefling Wizard 1 | HP 6/8 | AC: 13 (T: 12, FF: 11)| Saves: F:+1, R:+2, W:+2 | BAB: +0, CMB: -1, CMD: +11, | Init: +2 | Perc. +4, Darkvision 60ft | Spells: (1st) 4/4

Hireath can carry her supplies and up to 50 pounds of copper as a heavy load.


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Fun fact: D&D 5e is more stingy with its level 1 money and equipment than Pathfinder. So collecting this amount of money was supposed to be harder for you, and I missed that as I was balancing. Yay for Paizo, I guess.


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Just a notice that I have busy days ahead of me, so updates will be irregular, but I'm still here and reading your attempts at getting the book. I'll see if I can manage to roll for random encounters later today, but if I don't be assured that I'll be back in swing soon. Ish.


Human Arcanist | HP 8/8 | AC:13|T:11|FF:12 | Saves:F:+2,R:+2,W:+3 | Init:+6 || Diplomacy+7 / Know(Arcana,Nature,History)+7 / Spellcraft+7 / UMD+6

Sorry for my lack of posting. I'm with family in Iowa until Saturday and have poor Internet access. I'll try to keep up but will be posting from my phone.

The Exchange

Phoenix Bloodline Sorcerer (1) HP (6) Saves (0/3/3) AC (14/13/11) SR (7) Lvl 1 Spells (3/3) Dancing Lights (1/1) Darkness (1/1) Faerie Fire (1/1)

All the best to both of you. Rl comes first


Human Arcanist | HP 8/8 | AC:13|T:11|FF:12 | Saves:F:+2,R:+2,W:+3 | Init:+6 || Diplomacy+7 / Know(Arcana,Nature,History)+7 / Spellcraft+7 / UMD+6

Back! I'll get caught up reading and see what I can post. Did we get a book while I was gone? ;)


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Poke at Lindaer :)


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I'll make a post soon, I'm having more RL hectic days but they should smooth over soon.


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I'm pretty sure you have only one book right now.


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Once again, I have to apologise, I sort of lost notice of this game. I'll see if I can squeeze a post in tomorrow, but in any case if I disappear don't hesitate to drop me a line here or via PM. Chances are I just got distracted or RL got on the way.


Female Human Bard: Animal Speaker 1 | HP 9/9 | AC 11 | F: +0, R: +3, W: +4| BAB: +0, CMB: +0, CMD: 11, | Init: +1 | Perc: +6 | Speed 30ft | Spells: (1st) 2/2

While I'm having fun, things have gotten more busy for me as well. The game has always been a bit slow, but recently that's increased quite a bit. I admit I've been slow on my end due to IRL reasons and with my new job, things are going to stay that way for a while.

So here's my proposal: We've gotten our first book! We've made it, at least for now. We could fast forward to the end of the week, and I think, the campaign? Finish the game right, rather than let it peter off into oblivion. I had some ideas of what I wanted to happen, but I'm happy to get a resolution to our short adventure.

If we want to keep going, I'm perfectly fine with that, but this is probably our best opportunity to finish things. So I figure it's good to at least put it on the table, so to speak.

Do we want to keep going, or work together to cook up an ending?

The Exchange

Phoenix Bloodline Sorcerer (1) HP (6) Saves (0/3/3) AC (14/13/11) SR (7) Lvl 1 Spells (3/3) Dancing Lights (1/1) Darkness (1/1) Faerie Fire (1/1)

That sounds like a fair approach to me. It’s a fun campaign, but the worst that could happen is a slow death like so many others.


Human Arcanist | HP 8/8 | AC:13|T:11|FF:12 | Saves:F:+2,R:+2,W:+3 | Init:+6 || Diplomacy+7 / Know(Arcana,Nature,History)+7 / Spellcraft+7 / UMD+6

Ditto. I hate ending any game, but that would at least be ending with a successful completion. That'd be a first for me on this board.... (sad but true)

Note: If we can continue that would be preferable. We might get a second book!?! And if we happen to get all three we could enjoy the bidding from the other teams!


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I would like to finish this game. It's meant to be a short module (and it has been made easier by the fact that starting wealth in D&D 5e is wildly lower than in Pathfinder) and you have, indeed, already found a book.

However, I must also face the fact that I'm not currently in the absolute best mind state for running my three current games (I recently graduated and on the hunt for a PhD). For some reason, this game is the one that suffered most from this slowdown.

There is material enough to finish this game, and I'd really like to: if you can deal with random slowdowns on my side I can promise that I'm not going to disappear completely.

And of course we can also wrap most of this up. I'll leave it up to you.


Female Tiefling Wizard 1 | HP 6/8 | AC: 13 (T: 12, FF: 11)| Saves: F:+1, R:+2, W:+2 | BAB: +0, CMB: -1, CMD: +11, | Init: +2 | Perc. +4, Darkvision 60ft | Spells: (1st) 4/4

I'd like to try to continue if we can. I think as long as we all expect the occasional slowdown it should be fine. However, if at any point our GM, (or one of the players), feels they can't continue then we have the fast-forward option.

The Exchange

Phoenix Bloodline Sorcerer (1) HP (6) Saves (0/3/3) AC (14/13/11) SR (7) Lvl 1 Spells (3/3) Dancing Lights (1/1) Darkness (1/1) Faerie Fire (1/1)
Hireath wrote:

I'd like to try to continue if we can. I think as long as we all expect the occasional slowdown it should be fine. However, if at any point our GM, (or one of the players), feels they can't continue then we have the fast-forward option.

Sounds good to me


Human Arcanist | HP 8/8 | AC:13|T:11|FF:12 | Saves:F:+2,R:+2,W:+3 | Init:+6 || Diplomacy+7 / Know(Arcana,Nature,History)+7 / Spellcraft+7 / UMD+6

Agree, continue! I check this everyday except on weekends I occasionally miss. If it continues slow I'm fine with that!


Female Human Bard: Animal Speaker 1 | HP 9/9 | AC 11 | F: +0, R: +3, W: +4| BAB: +0, CMB: +0, CMD: 11, | Init: +1 | Perc: +6 | Speed 30ft | Spells: (1st) 2/2

Alright, sounds good then. I think we're all agreed to keep going on, so let's roll!


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So, is it the Tavern for all?


Female Human Bard: Animal Speaker 1 | HP 9/9 | AC 11 | F: +0, R: +3, W: +4| BAB: +0, CMB: +0, CMD: 11, | Init: +1 | Perc: +6 | Speed 30ft | Spells: (1st) 2/2

Aye says me!

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