GM Wayfinder's GD VIII Sandstone Secret

Game Master Eric Collins - France

Sideshow Slideshow - current information, maps, and such
Handout - info' on the Pathfinders
PFS 2E Guide


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PFS 2E Guide

Welcome all to my second foray into Pathfinder Second Edition. 
I have not played much, so I am in a learning process for as GM. 
Forgive all the blunders I will be making but don't you dare make a single mistake yourselves! 
I hope it will be a fun run for us all!

Hereunder is what I will need from all of you.


Please take time to discuss and ask about what you don't understand or do not have yet, and, as much as you can, try and only post this when you have it all (so I have your info' in one place).

Character Chronicle #: What chronicle number is this for your character? 
Player Name: What name do you, as a person, want on your chronicle sheet? 
A.K.A.: What is the name of your character? 
Class & Level: What is the class and level of your character? 
Organized Play & Character Numbers: What is the PFS 2E # for your character? 
Faction: What faction are you slotting? 
Factions & Reputation: What is the current reputation you have in various Factions? 
Starting XP: How much XP do you currently have?  
Slow Track: Do you wish to earn Slow Track XP? 
Starting Gold: How much money do you currently have? (total from last chronicle) 
Buying / Selling: Do you wish to buy or sell any items, and have it noted on your chronicle? 

Starting Fame: How much fame do you currently have?  
Conditions & Others: Any conditions needed to be cleared, or other things you need (resolved and) noted on your chronicle? 

Downtime: What will you be doing in your downtime (and please make your roll if one is needed)?
Have fun, and roll high!


PFS 2E Guide

On the very top left of all the pages, you will find three links:

Sideshow Slideshow - current information, maps, and such 
This is where you will find the battle map, the illustrations, and other such information.

Handout - info' on the Pathfinders
That is the scenario's handout with basic information about the Pathfinders

PFS 2E Guide
This is where you can find the current PFS 2E Guide

The link to the Guide is also repeated on the line under my avatar's name.

Can you all go to the Sideshow Slideshow, on slide 4, and enter your name and bonus (in place of the Xs) for Perception and Stealth. 
As well as put your minis in marching order (copying the avatar you'll be using for your character).

Shout if you need any help!

Horizon Hunters

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CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

Let me know if this works!

Character Chronicle #: 1
Player Name: VixieMoondew
A.K.A.: Lucky Linna Goblinsbane
Class & Level: Ranger 1
Organized Play & Character Numbers: 222176-2001
Faction: Horizon Hunters
Factions & Reputation: None.
Starting XP: 0

Slow Track: Normal

Starting Gold: 4.78

Buying / Selling: Nope. 

Starting Fame: Nope.

Conditions & Others: Nope.

Downtime: TBD!

Grand Archive

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Female Elf Hag Bloodline Sorcerer 1

Character Chronicle #1
Player Name XHums
A.K.A.: MJ Ludove
Class & Level: Sorcerer 1
Organized Play & Chronicle Numbers; 295369-2001
Faction: Grand Archives
Factions & Reputation: None.
Starting XP: 0
Slow Track: no.
Starting gold: will get back to you on that.
Buying/Selling: will get back to you on that.
Starting Fame: 0
Conditions & Others: none
Downtime: will get back to you on that.

Vigilant Seal

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NG Male Goblin Barbarian 1 | HP 20/20 (3/3 rage) | AC 18 | F +7, R +4, W +5 | Perc +5 |

Always room for more 2E!

Character Chronicle #: 1
Player Name: Crunch
A.K.A.: Nosepicker Nurten
Class & Level: Barbarian 1
Organized Play & Chronicle Numbers: 150618-2004
Faction: Vigilant Seal
Factions & Reputation: None
Starting XP: 0
Slow Track: No
Starting Gold: 1.65
Buying/Selling: None
Starting Fame: 0
Conditions & Others: None
Downtime: TBD


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Welcome!

I believe I only have 1 person joining with a reserved seat, so you are all fine for sure.
And probably two more open seats at the table.

Grand Archive

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CG Male human conjurer 1 | HP 16/16 Hero 1/3 Focus 1/1| AC 15 | Fort +5; Ref +5; Will +5 | Init: +7 | Perc: +5 | Speed 25ft | Drain Bonded Familiar, Arcane Sense, Reach Spell | Active conditions: None.

Character Chronicle #: 1
Player Name: RedWolfe77
A.K.A.: Eldon Eagleblood
Class & Level: Wizard (Conjuration) 1
Organized Play & Character Numbers: 2366853-2003
Faction: Grand Archive
Factions & Reputation: 0
Starting XP: 0
Slow Track: No
Starting Gold: 5 gp; 6.025 sp; 6 cp
Buying / Selling: No
Starting Fame: 0
Conditions & Others: 0
Downtime: Engineer Engineering: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (9) + 7 = 16

Horizon Hunters

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Male Human (Linnorm Kings) Ranger 2

Character Chronicle #: 2
Player Name: Sethran
AKA: Vargir
Class & Level: Ranger 2
Organized Play & Character Numbers: 34762-2002
Faction: Horizon Hunters
Factions & Reputation: Horizon hunters 12
Starting XP: 12

Slow Track: No

Starting Gold: How much money do you currently have? (total from last chronicle)

Buying / Selling: No

Starting Fame: How much fame do you currently have? 12

Conditions & Others: No
Downtime: TBD


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Welcome again!

So, we have:
Lucky Linna Goblinsbane who will go well with nosepicker!
MJ Ludove
Nosepicker Nurten
Eldon Eagleblood
Vargir

Room for one more, and then we have a full team ready for the desert.


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For those who have not yet done so, can you put your minis on slide 4 and add your Perception and Stealth bonuses?

Horizon Hunters

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CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

Noticed that I neglected to actually purchase studded leather even though I included it in all my other calculations! Fixed that-- down to 1 gold instead of 4.

Grand Archive

CG Male human conjurer 1 | HP 16/16 Hero 1/3 Focus 1/1| AC 15 | Fort +5; Ref +5; Will +5 | Init: +7 | Perc: +5 | Speed 25ft | Drain Bonded Familiar, Arcane Sense, Reach Spell | Active conditions: None.

Heads up. I will be Radio Silent most of the day. I'm going to a Sneak Preview of Galaxies Edge Orlando,Building a Lightsaber, drinking blue milk, joining the first order. Finally all that money for annual passes paid off.

That being said I should be back on tomorrow.

Bot me if needed.


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Enjoy
We cannot start until the Day!
The Gameday Day!

Grand Lodge

I heard you had room for one more.

Character Chronicle #: 2 
Player Name: Dax Thura 
A.K.A.: Urzha 
Class & Level: Sorcerer 1 
Organized Play & Character Numbers: 33973-2002 
Faction: Vigilant Seal 
Factions & Reputation: Vigilant Seal 4 
Starting XP: 4  
Starting Gold: 23G 4S, 8C
Buying / Selling: No
Starting Fame: 4  
Conditions & Others: None
Downtime: Earn Income Diplomacy: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (20) + 6 = 26 with Merchant Background


PFS 2E Guide

Welcome Dax!
Yes, we have room for your perfect fit.
I'll close the Recruitment.


PFS 2E Guide

Hello dear players, as per the official announcement below, the Game Day has been pushed back by a couple weeks.
We shall therefore start on 09 Sept 2019, and must do so to be part of the Game Day.

I will probably set up another Quest, to run between now and the Game Day.
Tell me if any are interested in playing in that one instead of waiting, I will give you priority.

Announcement:
Hey Everyone,

I have some unfortunate news. I regret to inform you all that we will have to postpone Gameday VIII by 2 weeks.

This would place our new dates for Gameday at: 09 Sept 2019 - 17 Nov 2019

WHAT IS GOING ON? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

As most of you are aware, the majority of the GM’s have not received their scenario support for the Convention to include a good portion of the Specials. With Tonya occupied by other duties this weekend, we realized as a team that we are very unlikely to see the remainder of scenario support drop by Monday the 26th. Multiple avenues were discussed and what seems to be the best solution is to push Gameday back by two weeks. This will allow enough time for the GM’s to receive their scenarios and prep them.

BUT WHAT IF WE ALREADY HAVE OUR SCENARIOS, CAN WE START THEM?

Please hold off until the new start date to be able to eligible for your boon rewards. I understand this is a large inconvenience, we are doing everything we can to make this work. Part of that is to have everyone one the same start / end times rather than scattered.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause, but we want all our GMs to have a chance to shine.

HOW DO I NOTIFY MY PLAYERS?

Go ahead and post the news to your tables. Feel free to copy this email if you wish. We will be posting notices in all the PBP lodges as well as the Gameday VIII Announcement page.

I know this is not what we hoped to do, and I’m sorry. Thank you for understanding that we’re scrambling to fix this.

If you have any other questions please don’t be afraid to ask.

-Tyranius

Grand Archive

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CG Male human conjurer 1 | HP 16/16 Hero 1/3 Focus 1/1| AC 15 | Fort +5; Ref +5; Will +5 | Init: +7 | Perc: +5 | Speed 25ft | Drain Bonded Familiar, Arcane Sense, Reach Spell | Active conditions: None.

I would be interested

Grand Lodge

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I'd prefer not to wait. Let me know when you set up the new game


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Eldon - Dax Thura you may move to the parallel world of what is the now Pre Game VIII Sandstone Secret.

Does anyone else want to move?
Please tell me rapidly, so I can open the recruitment for any who want to play this before Game Day VIII.

All others can remain here for Game Day VIII start, with great pleasure.

Horizon Hunters

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CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

With the time it takes Linna to get through breakfast, second breakfast, and elevensies, I'm probably better off waiting here ;)

Vigilant Seal

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NG Male Goblin Barbarian 1 | HP 20/20 (3/3 rage) | AC 18 | F +7, R +4, W +5 | Perc +5 |

I think I'll stay. Nurten's made a friend, and the delay is actually helping me prepare a scenario and other stuff on my end.

Grand Archive

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Female Elf Hag Bloodline Sorcerer 1

I'm alright to wait. Just started a move, so the delay is welcome.


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Remaining for Game Day VIII:
Lucky Linna Goblinsbane
Nosepicker Nurten
MJ Ludove

not known yet
Vargir

Leaving for the game starting right now:
Eldon
Urzha (Dax Thura)

I will first see if the other game starts, so that, in case we do not have enough people, Eldon and Urzha can still play here.


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On another note, I forgot to mention that you can (if you wish) give me your email, either here with your PFS number etc., or, if you prefer, you can PM me here on Paizo, to not have it on the Forum.
I report on the OSP (Organized Support Program or whatever) which gives you a 5% chance of earning a boon (I think it is 5%, like tabletop).
But, as I said, there is no obligation to give your email (it is only to maybe earn a boon).

Horizon Hunters

CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

I've also seen it done where everyone is rolled for and you collect e-mail via PM from anyone who wins, if that's an acceptable alternative.


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This is the OSP thingie our Online VOs set up.

Quote:
Players have a 10% chance of winning a boon at each table they play at (limit one player boon per quarter). Boons will be allocated by the Online Venture Officers after sessions are submitted by GMs. Players should not roll for boons at the game table. Player will be notified if they win a boon and will be able to choose from one of the boons listed below.

(my bold - I think they only send if you have your email in the report form)

Horizon Hunters

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CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

Welp, that's new! E-mail incoming via PM, then.


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Thanks for the emails, re. the boons.

Eldon & Urzha (Dax Thura) will be moving out, so I will see about replacing them in a little bit if people interested.

@Vagir: there are more than enough people interested in the other table running now, so I have closed that (full table now) thus you have to remain here and suffer through an endless breakfast with a bacon eating Goblin and a Halfling!


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re. Earning Income during Downtime:

Spend 1 Hero Point to reroll a check. You must use the second result. This is a fortune effect (which means you can’t use more than 1 Hero Point on a check).

So you can use your Hero Point to reroll your Earning Income check (but must take 2nd result).

I will thus change to have people rollf or Downtime at the end of the game, since it might be important to keep your Hero Point(s) for the game, and not die... rather than use it first on money that you won't collect if you die!

For those who did so already (rolled your check) you can choose to reroll at the end of the game w. a Hero Point if you have one left and didn't use one already.

For those who used a Hero Point to reroll your Downtime check, I will let you choose to use your Hero Point for something crucial in the game, and, if you do, then simply go with your original Downtime roll, and disregard the reroll.

Horizon Hunters

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Male Human (Linnorm Kings) Ranger 2

Happy to stay here ^^.


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Hey do you have still spots? I am working on a new PC that I would gladly try on this scenario.


PFS 2E Guide

I am pretty sure we have two spots.
Let me check, but should be okay.

Grand Archive

NG Male Half-Orc Bard 1 | HP 16/16 | AC 18 | F +3 R +6 W +5 | Perc +5 (low-light vision) | Stealth +6 | 25 ft. | Active Conditions: ---

I assume that I am in. My PC is mostly ready.

Character Chronicle #: 1
Player Name: Farol
A.K.A.: Xun Saburo
Class & Level: Bard 1
Organized Play & Character Numbers: 2359780-2002
Faction: What faction are you slotting? Grand Archive
Factions & Reputation: 0
Starting XP: 0

Slow Track: Nope

Starting Gold: only starting gold: 5 g 3 s 2 c

Buying / Selling: Are goblin dogs available? Kiddin
Starting Fame: 0

Conditions & Others: Nope
Downtime:
Performance, earn money: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (16) + 7 = 23

Have fun, and roll high!

It's good to see some friendly faces, I think I've played with you in the world where the Drift engine is a thing. Excited to be playing with you all again

Horizon Hunters

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CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

Pyksi Syfer says hi! She’s attended an Ysoki Sensitivity Class since last she met Croaker.


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PFS 2E Guide

So...
Remained here for Game Day VIII:
- Lucky Linna Goblinsbane
- Nosepicker Nurten
- MJ Ludove
- Vargir
(left for the game that already started:
Eldon
Urzha)
Meaning two opens spots.
- Farol stepped in (Welcome, Farol!)
Meaning one last spot:
- that I will reserve for someone who just posted about wanting to learn how to DM PbP, so I will PM him and see if he wants in.
So, probably full! (yay...)

_______

For Farol: check the Animals in the CRB (or Archives of Nethys).
You can get a Riding Dog (4 gp) and you need tack (saddle etc.).
You can rent the dog for 4 cp / day.

There is a Feat to tame pets (Animal Whisperer, I think?).

But not Goblin Dogs yet...


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Hello all!

We shall be starting after the week-end, when the Eighth PbP Game Day is officially declared open!

I have been traveling a lot for work (from country to country) and not super up to speed, but will try to catch up rapidly and see if I have all the info' on you I need etc..

One question: do all know about the Pathfinder Training your characters went through, that either extends your Downtime by 50%, or lets you start with one (or two) consumables for "free"?

Otherwise, it is time to prepare to face the Osirion desert and the secret of Sandstone!

Vigilant Seal

NG Male Goblin Barbarian 1 | HP 20/20 (3/3 rage) | AC 18 | F +7, R +4, W +5 | Perc +5 |

I know about the training. It's why Nurten is so happy to have left Absalom! I wasn't too big on the Field-Commissioned Agent part, which I only gave to one or two characters. Still, three years is a decent chunk of goblin lifespan - and fat chance he'll be receptive for nearly that long.


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Hey there, I'm the one learning! Pleased to be a part of the group. Here's my character.

Character Chronicle #: 1
Player Name: David
A.K.A.: Milosh Vandrezzi
Class & Level: Alchemist 1
Organized Play & Character Numbers: 2375036-2003
Faction: Vigilant Seal
Factions & Reputation: 0
Starting XP: 0

Slow Track: No

Starting Gold: 15 GP

Buying / Selling: Just the Starter Pack for the Alchemist
Starting Fame: 0

Conditions & Others: Nope
Downtime: Nothing for now


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Welcome!

Horizon Hunters

CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

Happy to have you! Feel free to ask questions!


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Does Milosh Vandrezzi want some breakfast, before the meeting with the Venture-Captain?

You can post in the Gameplay thread to present and introduce your character.

Also, the first posts in that Gameplay thread have some links to learn more about the lore of where you will be playing and such.


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Hello all!

Game Day VIII starts at 2 am Monday (this coming night) where I am.
Since I have to get up very early Monday, and will be working all day till a bit late, I am going to fire off the opening post a bit early (before retiring for the night, expect it in about 13 hours).
And then probably not be able to answer in detail before the following evening (some 20 hours after that).

I hope all are present and ready, and their characters prepared.

See you soon in game!


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Spelling this out so you can correct me (or learn how things are calculated)

So, we have six adventures, five of level 1--
Eldon
Lucky
Nurten
Xun Saburo
Milosh
--and one 2nd level highly experienced ranger:
Vargir

We are in a Tier 1-4 adventure, thus the 5 level ones are the lowest level one can be, and the level 2 is the second-lowest.
This means 5 x 2 Challenge points + 1 x 3 Challenge points = 10+3 = 13

13 means:
Low subtier (6-player adjustment)
OR Low subtier with level bump

So, following the Guide's guidelines--
Challenge Point totals of 12–13 and 23–27 allow the GM to make a choice between two options that provide a similar degree of challenge. However, each scenario varies slightly in the differences between these two options, and the GM is encouraged to select the option they predict will be a more fun and fair challenge for the group. (Parties often prefer options that give the PCs more monsters to fight.) You can pick between the options individually for each encounter.
--I will go with Low subtier (6-player adjustment).

So, we are playing in Tier 1-2 w. 6 player adjustment.

GM Rolls:
1d6 ⇒ 61d6 ⇒ 4
1d6 ⇒ 4


Question regarding buying items, hope I didn't made an oopsie...

When I created my character, I used the usual starting Gold to buy the Alchemist's Kit plus the optional item it offers. Should I have waited for now that you're giving us the chance to buy items?


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No, that is fine.
You had your 15 gold (150 sp) to purchase things.
So your character can leave to go to the meeting with whatever he wishes to buy that he can purchase (so the Alchie Kit + other things is good).
The option here to buy extra things, is mainly so that people can get an extra item or two they thing might be handy once they are briefed on the adventure (if you find out you will be trekking high up in snowy mountains, maybe get winter clothes etc.).

Remember that you can "rebuild" your character until you have played him at level 2.

So, for example, you can trade/exchange any equipment, except items you purchased that you used.

Thus, over your first 2 or 3 adventures, you might see that there are things in the Alchie Kit you do not like or never use etc., and thus change what you will start with when you finalize your character to be level 2.

Grand Archive

Female Elf Hag Bloodline Sorcerer 1

Wondering if I got left behind. I've been moving and it's taken a bit more out of me than anticipated. It's fine, just, I'm not in the list above.


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@MJ Ludove: I am very sorry.
I see I wrote Eldon instead your name when calculating. A mistake.
Eldon is one of the two that left and played the game I ran before the GameDay.
Whereas you stayed, and are here with us!
So, please forgive your GM for getting mixed up with the names, but you were the one intended to be on the list, so, you have your place with us, and I'd be happy for you to jump in if you wish (it does not change the Challenge Rating).

Have a quick look at the posts, but you met with your Venture Captain in Osirion, and left on a trek through the desert, having arrived at the newly discovered archeological site you are to explore... only to hear that it seems to have been under exploration for a month by Pathfinders.

Post and join in when you are ready.

Horizon Hunters

CN female halfling (nomadic) Ranger 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | F +7 R +8 W +4 | Perc +6 | Stealth +6 | 25ft. | Active Conditions: ---

How much y'all wanna bet the guards are Aspis and as soon as we cross the threshold they're gonna put a big rock over the entrance?


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As Pathfinders, you probably know that the Aspis Consortium is a sprawling mercantile concern, that is structured to ensure that the survival of the faction is more important than any single member.
Originally founded as a private trading endeavor, the Consortium has grown to be one of the largest business ventures in the Inner Sea region.
Most of the group’s members are skilled merchants and mercenaries, and the organization has made a merciless and bloodthirsty name for itself when it comes to ensuring its profits.
The Aspis Consortium has clashed many times with the Pathfinder Society.

Vigilant Seal

NG Male Goblin Barbarian 1 | HP 20/20 (3/3 rage) | AC 18 | F +7, R +4, W +5 | Perc +5 |

Well, the rock scenario is another reason all Pathfinder expeditions need a buff goblin with a greatpick and pent-up anger issues.

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