[Gameday VIII] BR skizzerz's Hao Jin Cataclysm (Inactive)

Game Master skizzerz

Hands | Summoned Banes | Ships | Scourges
10-00E Into the Astral Sea | Turn Order:
1. Radovan/Katlyn99
2. Raheli/Matsu Kurisu
3. Kyra/cartmanbeck
4. Feiya/Hawkmoon269


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Discussion thread. It looks like everyone signed up so far is a pro at PbP so the following info is likely stuff you already know :)

Gameday VIII runs from August 26 to November 3.

Please read below for some information on how I run my tables. By getting everyone on the same page, we can make the game run a lot more smoothly :)

Some ground expectations
1. Try to post at least once a day in order to keep things moving. If you are going to be unavailable for an extended period of time, please ensure that your deck handler is linked and available for other players, and provide instructions so that other players can bot your turn. I recommend putting the link in your alias Profile, in the Class line. Wrap it in the url tags so it turns into a link -- see "How to format your text" below the reply box for details on how to do that if you aren't sure
2. Do not wait around for my scenario update posts, just base your turn around the most recent update plus what other players have done since then. I'll get a scenario update out once per day unless there is nothing to update. I'll have other (non-update) posts interspersed throughout the day as needs require.
3. There are no take-backs or retcons, with exception of invalid plays/turns. Use resources wisely, and keep in mind the other perks you get in Organized Play such as accessory re-rolls and hero points.

Things that make gameplay smoother
1. If a location is shuffled, you can continue to examine or explore cards in it by rolling a die to see which card you examine/explore. No need to wait on me to post an update first with the shuffled deck.
2. When encountering a card, be very explicit in what card you are encountering. This helps other players at the same location know where you left off so they don't accidentally encounter the same cards that you just got through and have to re-do their turn.
3. Use your Notes section to describe any cards or powers that can be used to assist other players on their turns and that you are willing to use. If you post that certain cards are available for use, have the card text available somewhere for other players to reference.
4. When something impacts another player (a power that affects all characters at your location, or you're playing one of their cards), bold that thing so that it stands out.

Things that make deck upgrades smoother
1. Write a list of your 2-5 most desired deck upgrades, in order, and roll 1d1000 for each of them. If you have any conditions on the upgrade, such as "I'll take this only if nobody else wants it or if my planned card X is better than anyone else's planned card" make a note of those as well.
2. That will let us look through those lists and see how we can get everyone their #1 preferred upgrade without lots of times lost in back-and-forth. If people are fighting over an upgrade, the d1000 roll is used to determine who gets it (highest roll wins).
3. You are free to disregard this and discuss upgrades normally; but try to keep discussions to 2 days at most so that we can move on to the next scenario in time.

Discord
There is a discord server set up for this campaign, click here to join it. I will need to manually add you to the private channel for the table, as discord's invite links don't let you directly join a private channel. Joining is entirely optional, but highly recommended; it typically speeds things up a lot when people can @mention each other and have an interface for chatting that is easier to use than this discussion thread.

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Hi skizzerz! Excited to play this.

FYI, Discord has recently been blocked at my work locations, and unfortunately my phone doesn't get enough service at either location to be a substitute, so I'll be absent from Discord pretty much every weekday during business hours. I'll try to get caught up every evening when I get home, though.

The Concordance

Deck handler link
cartmanbeck wrote:

Hi skizzerz! Excited to play this.

FYI, Discord has recently been blocked at my work locations, and unfortunately my phone doesn't get enough service at either location to be a substitute, so I'll be absent from Discord pretty much every weekday during business hours. I'll try to get caught up every evening when I get home, though.

I am happy to use Google Hangouts if that is better, as I have PACS tables on both :-)


Hi there, super excited to play this! I'm not 100% sure Lini is going to play this. It could be Radovan instead depending on how far I get at my in-person game with Radovan so I won't be doing a character introduction until I know for sure which character I'm playing. Radovan would be more thematically appropriate for me since he is doing season 5 right now but he's already tier 6 and may end up tiering out before the special. ;)

I'm cool with Discord or Google Hangouts as well.


Katlyn99 wrote:

Hi there, super excited to play this! I'm not 100% sure Lini is going to play this. It could be Radovan instead depending on how far I get at my in-person game with Radovan so I won't be doing a character introduction until I know for sure which character I'm playing. Radovan would be more thematically appropriate for me since he is doing season 5 right now but he's already tier 6 and may end up tiering out before the special. ;)

I'm cool with Discord or Google Hangouts as well.

You can't tier out of specials anymore :)

p10 of Guide 6.0 says (emphasis mine) "Characters cannot advance beyond Tier 6, but may continue playing scenarios in any one adventure 6 adventure that character already started, in any adventure 7 adventure, or in special scenarios designed for all tiers."

As for discord vs hangouts. I tend to prefer discord (far easier for me to manage, and lets me do things like pin messages and whatnot in the event scenarios have handouts). If it absolutely will not work though, we can create a hangout instead. The join link for discord is in the OP.


I will only be able to access Discord during evenings and weekends, basically, but we can make that work. Worst case, one of you can message me on Hangouts directly and call my attention to an issue during work hours. :)


BR skizzerz wrote:

You can't tier out of specials anymore :)

Woot! Radovan it is then. =) Lini is my favorite character but I really like the thematic idea of the character doing season 5 doing the special as the name makes them sound related.

Kyra, Mistress of Death wrote:
I will only be able to access Discord during evenings and weekends, basically, but we can make that work. Worst case, one of you can message me on Hangouts directly and call my attention to an issue during work hours. :)

I can certainly try to do that for you as I run both here at home (and probably spend too much time on them instead of working too). LOL


HI everyone. Super excited to play the special with you all.

My Feiya is 132106-1013 for any records that need that.


Hi all,

Part 1 begins 9/9. The BR can post the first scenario but no turns can be taken. I'd encourage everyone to use this day to get starting locations/hands posted.

Part 2 begins 9/10. This is when the first turn can be taken.

Let me know if there are any questions. Thanks!


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

Assuming the scenario doesn't have some mandatory turn order, do we want to come up with our own turn order now?


Kyra is happy to follow creepily closely behind Feiya, breathing on the back of her neck. :-P

The Concordance

Deck handler link

No attachment to turn order. I am East cost time and post pretty much anytime from early morning


No mandatory turn order for the scenario. I'd suggest the following based on what's been posted above:

1. Radovan
2. Raheli
3. Feiya
4. Kyra

Obviously, it's up to all of you to decide what you actually want, but this gives me something to plug in for now in terms of setting everything up :)

Plunder: 1d6 ⇒ 4


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

That's fine with me.


10-00A Acquired Cards
1x Weapon 5
1x Weapon 0
1x Spell 5
1x Spell 3
1x Spell 0
1x Armor 2
2x Item 1
1x Item 0
1x Ally 2
4x Ally 0
1x Blessing 2
1x Blessing 0

Boon: 1d20 ⇒ 5
10-00B Starting Plunder: 1d6 ⇒ 3


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

10-00A - Feiya
I'll skip upgrades.

Boon: 1d20 ⇒ 13


I will skip upgrades as well and gain a hero point.

boon: 1d20 ⇒ 5


10-00A - Kyra
Skipping upgrades, picking up a hero point.
boon: 1d20 ⇒ 11

The Concordance

Deck handler link

Rahali Upgrade - 10-00A: The Serpent's Fang

Scenario Reward
- For the rest of the adventure, ships gain the additional power “When commanding this ship, you may discard a card from the blessings deck to succeed at your check to acquire an ally.”

Card Upgrade
Spell 5 - Fire Barrage in, New slot

Tier 5.1
- Hero Point
= Card Feat (Spell)

1d20 ⇒ 12


10-00A Recap
If you see a ?, please provide that info please so I can fill in the chronicle sheets accurately.

Kyra: Tier 6, ? XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at ? Hero Points.

Raheli: Tier 5, 1 XP. Spell 5. Spending Hero Point on Card Feat. Used 0 Hero Points, now at ? Hero Points.

Feiya: Tier 6, ? XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at ? Hero Points.

Radovan: Tier 6, ? XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at ? Hero Points.

The Concordance

Deck handler link

Raheli: Tier 5, 1 XP. Spell 5. Spending Hero Point on Card Feat. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 1 Hero Points.


Radovan - Tier 6, 6xp, Saving hero point. 0 hero points used. Now at 4 hero points.


Kyra now has 4 hero points (out of the 7 that she's earned throughout the life of the character) and has 6 XP at Tier 6, I believe. Luckily you can't be forced to tier up in Tier 6. :-D


10-00B Acquired Cards

1x Weapon 5
1x Weapon 0
1x Spell 4
1x Spell 3
2x Spell 1
1x Armor 5
2x Armor 4
1x Item 5
1x Item 3
2x Item 2
1x Item 1
1x Item 0
1x Ally 3
2x Ally 1
2x Blessing 0

Boon: 1d20 ⇒ 14
10-00C Starting Plunder: 1d6 ⇒ 1


Radovan - Tier 6, 6xp, No card upgrade. Saving hero point. 1 hero points used. Now at 4 hero points.

boon: 1d20 ⇒ 7


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

Feiya - Tier 6
Before this special, I was at 4 hero points. I earned one for A and now 1 for B, so I'm at 6 hero points.

No upgrades.

Boon: 1d20 ⇒ 4


Kyra - Tier 6, currently 4 hero points after getting this one.

No upgrades.

boon?: 1d20 ⇒ 20

The Concordance

Deck handler link

Rahali Upgrade - 10-00B: Slavers in the Night

Scenario Reward
- For the rest of the adventure, each character on a ship may reduce structural damage by discarding cards from the top of their deck or recharging cards from their hand.

Card Upgrade
Item 5 - Staff of Life (AD5) in, Wand of Detect Magic out

Tier 5.1
- Hero Point
= Power Feat ([X] Then you may shuffle your deck.)

1d20 ⇒ 11

The Concordance

Deck handler link

For future upgrades
Looking for
Items >=3
Blessing >=3
Ally >=3
Spell >=4


10-00B Recap
If you see a ???, please provide that info please so I can fill in the chronicle sheets accurately.

Kyra: Tier 6, 6 XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 4 Hero Points.

Raheli: Tier 5, 2 XP. Item 5 5. Spending Hero Point on Power Feat. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 1 Hero Point.

Feiya: Tier 6, ??? XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 6 Hero Points. Not sure if that reroll towards the end was meant to be a hero point reroll or an accessory reroll. I've assumed the latter for now despite you rerolling both dice.

Radovan: Tier 6, 6 XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 1 Hero Point, now at 4 Hero Points.


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

It was meant to be an accessory reroll. I did both dice by accident, when I should have done just the d12. Thankfully, the d4 came out a 2 both times.

In terms of XP, I think I'm now at 8. I started this at 6 XP, having tiered up before completing adventure 6 of Tapestry's Tide and then completed all 6 scenarios in it. Nothing seems to indicate that I'd stop at 6 XP, even though I can't tier up anymore, so I guess I'm at 8 at this point.


Lol if that is correct then I am at 8xp now too.... I jsut assumed it capped at 6xp

The Concordance

Deck handler link

Card Upgrades - 10-00C: Storm Surge

1x Weapon 3
1x Armor 3
1x Spell 3
1x Item 1 PoHeroism banished by Raheli
1x Ally 0


Radovan - Tier 6, 9xp, I think I banished a basic blessing so I am replacing it. Saving hero point. 0 hero points used. Now at 5 hero points.

boon: 1d20 ⇒ 6


Oh hey, I got a boon last time! I didn't even comment on that yet haha!

Kyra, currently 5 hero points, Tier 6.

No upgrades.

boon?: 1d20 ⇒ 2


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

Tier 6
9 XP
7 hero points
boon: 1d20 ⇒ 2


10-00C Recap
If anything looks off, please let me know. No need to inform me if it's correct. (I'm assuming that Raheli is taking the final feat for her tier this time around despite nothing being posted to that effect yet. I also totally also thought XP capped at 6, but yeah, there's nothing in the Guide that says it does.)

Kyra: Tier 6, 9 XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 5 Hero Points.

Raheli: Tier 5, 3 XP. No upgrades. Spending Hero Point on Skill Feat. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 1 Hero Point.

Feiya: Tier 6, 9 XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 7 Hero Points.

Radovan: Tier 6, 9 XP. No upgrades. Saving Hero Point. Used 0 Hero Points, now at 5 Hero Points.

boon: 1d20 ⇒ 17
plunder: 1d6 ⇒ 5 Ally

The Concordance

Deck handler link

Sorry, thought I had posted this

Rahali Upgrade - 10-00C: Storm Surge

Scenario Reward
- For the rest of the adventure, ships gain the additional power “When commanding this ship, you may discard a card from the blessings deck to add 1d12 to your check to defeat a barrier.”

Card Upgrade
- Spell 3
= Twisted Space (AD2) in, Black Spot out

Tier 5.3
- Hero Point
= Keep

1d20 ⇒ 1


10-00A replay boon: 1d20 ⇒ 11


I had banished my red leathers last game and am replacing them back into my deck.

boon: 1d20 ⇒ 14


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

Feiya
10-00A Replay
Boon: 1d20 ⇒ 9

The Concordance

Deck handler link

Rahali Upgrade - 10-00A Replay

Scenario Reward
- no

Card Upgrade
- Item 4
= Magnetic Grimoire (AD4) in, Binder's Tome out

Tier 5.3
- Hero Point
= No. replay

1d20 ⇒ 16


Boon?: 1d20 ⇒ 2

No upgrades needed.


10-00B replay boon roll:

boon: 1d20 ⇒ 14

No upgrades. No hero points spent.


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

Feiya 10-00B Replay
Boon: 1d20 ⇒ 8


10-00B Replay
boon?: 1d20 ⇒ 15


10-00B boon: 1d20 ⇒ 9


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

Actually, unless Raheli wants it, I'll take the Ally 5 or even the Blessing 5 upgrade, just to improve the hex. I'd turn my level 3 Blessing of the Savored Sting into the level 5 one.

The Concordance

Deck handler link

Rahali Upgrade - 10-00B Replay

Scenario Reward
- no

Card Upgrade
- Ally 5
= Varisian Illusionist (AD4) in, Wolverine out
OR
- Blessing 5
= Blessing of the Savored Sting (AD5), Blessing of Pharasma out
Feiya, if you would prefer the ally, I can take the blessing instead. Took the Ally, because you had listed the card upgrade as blessing

Tier 5.3
- Hero Point
= No. replay

1d20 ⇒ 3


Feiya's: Current Hand | Character Deck

It is really your choice first. I'm mostly doing it for the "5".

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