GM Doug — The Mosquito Witch [Gameday VIII PFS2] (Inactive)

Game Master Doug Hahn

This is a PF2E game for Gameday VIII, running from September 9, 2019 to November 17, 2019.

Maps & Resources.


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Envoy's Alliance

M Gnome Sorcerer (Draconic) 1

Good to know. Aid is almost an auto reaction from PF1. Better off to leave it alone, lol.


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I'll be heading out for the evening soon. This scene with the old lady is amusing, but there isn't much else you can do here, at least as written.

I'd prefer to err on the side of caution and not risk too much frustration with difficult NPCs — especially when you visited two in a row.

When you are ready to move on, let me know where to next!

Vigilant Seal

Male Male Gnome Rogue 1 | hp 16 | AC 17 | Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +6 | Perception +6 Rogue 1

I'm going camping with my wife over the weekend and won't have WiFi please bot me as needed.

Horizon Hunters

Male champion of Cayden Cailean | HP 17/17 | AC 18 (20 w/ shield raised)| Fort +6, Ref +7, Will +7 | Perception +7 | Conditions:

I'm very sorry for my prolonged absence. I will do better to keep up with the game moving forward.


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No worries! Generally, it seems like weekends off works for this group, so it's not a big deal if you missed Saturday and Sunday; thanks for letting me know, though!

Please do check in on the weekdays and post if you can.


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Now that we're having some combat, please remember you all have one hero point.

In fact, since you went to every location in town, you get a second hero point for being so thorough!

So right now everyone has two hero points.


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I don’t think you need to make an attack roll for electric arc. It doesn’t have the Attack Trait or say anything about an attack roll.


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Re-reading the bloodseeker stat block. I believe that the Drained they give you doesn't stack, it's just acquired once any seeker drains you. Wouldn't have made a difference for Peaches, but the good news is Bramble is only Drained 1, not Drained 2!

Envoy's Alliance

M Gnome Sorcerer (Draconic) 1
GM Doug H wrote:
I don’t think you need to make an attack roll for electric arc. It doesn’t have the Attack Trait or say anything about an attack roll.

Ok, you are probably right. I am still very new to PF2 but as the spell includes a save DC, your take is probably accurate. Not very clear on hero lab which is what I was relying on for the attack.


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@Zallarra — I believe Daze only stuns creatures on a crit fail; the Basic Save also halves the damage.

@Gaz — Yep, we're all learning!

Vigilant Seal

Male Male Gnome Rogue 1 | hp 16 | AC 17 | Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +6 | Perception +6 Rogue 1

did we have an ETA on finishing? Just curious...


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The Gameday con is slated to run to Nov 17; we should finish before that, but not by much.

You have one more combat left; if everyone checks in once a day we can probably finish by the end of this week. I can also get more strict about botting if someone needs to finish ahead of schedule. (@Zallarra — do you need to complete this before your con over the weekend?)

This one can tend to run a bit long with all the roleplay and locations to visit.

Envoy's Alliance

F Gnome Sorcerer 1 |NG | AC 15 | HP 15 | Fort +4 Reflex +5 Will +5 | Perception +3 Sorcerer 1 (Hag sorcerer)

I'm going to be at a local convention this coming weekend. I have a pretty busy schedule so may not be checking in much. Please feel free to bot me.


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Thanks for letting me know! If you or anyone else wants to play your characters at the con or over the weekend, we can collectively try to push through and finish before Friday.

I understand that between Gameday VIII getting pushed back by two weeks, and our group spending so much time on the RP portion of this scenario (which I enjoyed!), your characters might have other upcoming commitments.

Otherwise, I think we'll finish early- to mid-week, next week.

Envoy's Alliance

F Gnome Sorcerer 1 |NG | AC 15 | HP 15 | Fort +4 Reflex +5 Will +5 | Perception +3 Sorcerer 1 (Hag sorcerer)

No worries on the weekend. This is her first adventure so it won't affect anything there. I have 2 PFS second games planned and am thinking of going ahead and making a second character anyway.

Thanks for the offer though!


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So I labeled the blue monsters as "smurfs" in initiative order. Apparently, anytime you type "Smurf" in your post, your avatar changes into a smurf. Which of course it did here, too.

I edited the monster names to avoid that, tried deleting the post and re-posting… but my avatar is still a smurf. It's pretty funny, but I worry a swapped avatar might cause undue confusion. Sorry about that!

Envoy's Alliance

M Gnome Sorcerer (Draconic) 1

Too funny. Quick question GM. Gaz has a spell that will give him dragon claws. In PF1, that would allow him 2 attacks at first level at max BAB. If I am reading rule correctly, that has been eliminated in PF2 and even if Gaz would have two claws, any extra attack after first is -5 penalty then -10. Agile weapons reduce to -4 and -8. So, for Gaz to attack with both claws, both attacks would be at -5. Am I understanding this correctly? Also, are claws considered agile? I have tried to find the answer myself but have not been able.


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That's correct on the multiple attack penalty.

CRB, 403 wrote:

Dragon Claws

They are finesse unarmed attacks…

Doesn't say Agile to me, only Finesse and Unarmed.

Now, Barbarians and Monks both have claw options, and both explicitly note Agile (e.g. for Tiger stance: "[these claws] are in the brawling group; and have the agile, finesse, nonlethal, and unarmed traits.")

We can infer from looking at other class features that this is probably an oversight for the sorcerer, but until there's clarification for PFS the sorcerer's Dragon Claws don't get Agile.

I'll look around on the forums a bit to double check, because it's a great question.


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Asked on the 2e forums about this, Gaz: https://paizo.com/threads/rzs42u4z?Should-Dragons-Claws-have-the-Agile-Trai t#1

This looks like a pretty clear-cut "no" to me. Anyway, hope that's useful to you for future games or even tweaking your build before level 2.

Envoy's Alliance

M Gnome Sorcerer (Draconic) 1

Thanks for checking on that Doug. Appreciate the input and help.

Edit: Wow, pretty involved discussion there. Glad I was not the only one who could not find the answer easily. Thanks again for looking into it.


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No problem! It's a new system, so closely examining the rules and questioning things that seem to be missing is a valuable exercise. We're all learning.


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We need to finish this week as reporting is due soon. I think you all have this well in hand, so I will be botting where necessary to keep us on track. You might even be able to finish the fight today.


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We have some outstanding items:

Zallarra,

Can you roll me a day job check? You can roll Absalom Lore at +4, or Performance at +4.

Gaz,

Can you fill out your info so I can generate a chronicle for you?

Player Name:
Character Number:
Earn Income or Crafting Roll (please designate which you are doing):
Faction Boon Slotted:

Please see the post here if you have any questions (I am also happy to help). If I missed this, please let me know.

Envoy's Alliance

F Gnome Sorcerer 1 |NG | AC 15 | HP 15 | Fort +4 Reflex +5 Will +5 | Perception +3 Sorcerer 1 (Hag sorcerer)

Oh yeah. Sorry about that. :)

lore: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (18) + 4 = 22

Player Name: Joey Martin
Character Number: 73425-2001
Earn Income or Crafting Roll (please designate which you are doing): See above. :)
Faction Boon Slotted:Envoy's alliance champion.

Envoy's Alliance

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F Gnome Sorcerer 1 |NG | AC 15 | HP 15 | Fort +4 Reflex +5 Will +5 | Perception +3 Sorcerer 1 (Hag sorcerer)

Derp. Bottom half was not for me. That's what I get for quickly replying after a weekend of a minuscule amount of sleep. Did get 6 games in over the weekend. 2 PFS2 , 2 SFS, 1 Savage Worlds Super and 1 Shadowrun.

:)

Envoy's Alliance

M Gnome Sorcerer (Draconic) 1

Yikes! Sorry Doug. Totally forgot to do that. Here you go:

Player Name: Wicked Brew
Character Number: 70501-2001
Earn Income: Academia Lore: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (10) + 5 = 15
Faction Slotted: Envoy's Alliance

Again, this is my first time playing PF2 and frankly the boon slotting stuff confuses the heck out of me. I think I am slotting the Envoy Alliance champion boon?


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That’s right, Gaz. In PF2 you aren’t locked into one faction like in 1e, and can choose to represent a faction of your choice each time.

I would probably be simpler if they decoupled faction from boon slots.

Vigilant Seal

Male Male Gnome Rogue 1 | hp 16 | AC 17 | Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +6 | Perception +6 Rogue 1

Thanks for running!


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I wrapped things up quickly as the con is about over, but you are more than welcome to post a final scene with your character or ask any questions if you feel there are loose ends.

Primary success:
If the PCs discover that Gwibble and his mitflits are responsible for many of the recent Mosquito Witch incidents, the PCs each earn 2 Fame and 2 Reputation for any faction associated with their currently slotted faction boon.

Secondary success:
If the PCs rescue at least at least two of the following groups, they each earn 2 Fame and 2 Reputation for any faction associated with their currently slotted faction boon: all four people from the crashing carriage (success), Andor (success), or Haru and Peaches (success).

Treasure bundles:
You got all 10!

Chronicle sheets are here. Please let me know if something is incorrect!

I hope everyone had a good time. I enjoyed running this scenario for you!

Vigilant Seal

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Male Male Gnome Rogue 1 | hp 16 | AC 17 | Fort +5, Ref +8, Will +6 | Perception +6 Rogue 1

Looks good thanks again!

Envoy's Alliance

F Gnome Sorcerer 1 |NG | AC 15 | HP 15 | Fort +4 Reflex +5 Will +5 | Perception +3 Sorcerer 1 (Hag sorcerer)

Thank you for running and thanks to all for playing! It was a fun game!

This makes Zallarra second level! Woohoo!

What was up with the old lady and her protector? We never figured that one out.

Chronicle looks fine!


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Zallarra wrote:
What was up with the old lady and her protector? We never figured that one out.

Good question. The scenario never explains it, so it's a mystery! It may be some sort of time loop or temporal anomaly. Or perhaps her caretaker has been enchanted or had his memories modified.

I'm hoping there's a sequel to this scenario that explains some of this — and maybe players can even meet the witch.

Congrats on level 2!

Envoy's Alliance

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M Gnome Sorcerer (Draconic) 1

Thanks for running. Great group. Really enjoyed my first PF2 experience.

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