GM MattMorris Fall of Plaguestone

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Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

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NG Male Gnome (fey-touched) druid 1 HP 18/18 | AC 14/16 w/raise shield | F +5 R +5 W +9 | Perc +7 | Stealth +5 | | Speed 25ft | Focus 2/2 | Spells Cantrips 7; 1st: 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

Sorry, have to still buy equipment but am basically ready


NG Male Gnome (fey-touched) druid 1 HP 18/18 | AC 14/16 w/raise shield | F +5 R +5 W +9 | Perc +7 | Stealth +5 | | Speed 25ft | Focus 2/2 | Spells Cantrips 7; 1st: 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

I leave tomorrow for FL to visit my folks for a long weekend, and we don't have internet at the house there so you won't hear from me likely until monday or tuesday.

In other news, we are buying a new house! Just getting something with another bedroom and bath, but same area. Excited but it all happened quite fast and my head is spinning.


Female N Dwarf Ranger | HP 23/23 | AC17 | F: +8, R: +9, W: +6 | Perc: +8 | Speed 20ft | Active conditions: None.|

Congrats!
I'm actually in Orlando at a conference right now. I will wave across Disney world at u :p


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

Congrats Brian! I'm sure we'll talk more about it soon. Enjoy Florida! (The both of you!)

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Uhtred will hold down the fort for you while you are gone.


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

They have released the sanctioning documents for this for PFS! They will award 12 XP (1 level) and 30 treasure bundles.

I recommend not reading them as there are some minor spoilers in the boons and rewards sections.

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

Had my first real taste of 2e combat this weekend. Good grief!

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

yeah? what were your thoughts? I've enjoyed the little i've experienced, but i'm well aware that i may just be enjoying learning new mechanics at the moment (as well as there not being aoo's for everything and healing being better).

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

All in all, I think it's great. The combats were very fluid, with lots of movement on the map. It retained enough of the old feel to make encounters a thrill while not getting bogged down in the tedium that 1e sometimes produced.
Both fights I was in teetered on the brink of being a rout. They were really exciting but it did make me wonder if the mechanics are balanced correctly. We had 6-player parties with all the bases covered--melee, spellcasters, and a healer--and we nearly TPK'd both times. Really fun, but I thought the DCs of monster abilities and their attack bonuses were a tad high.
Did the GM have a hot hand? Was it the first level blues? I worry that routine combat encounters will be nigh unwinnable without optimal party balance.
Lastly, although the fluid combat is a big improvement, it does mean that your frontliners can't establish a skirmish line. The baddies swarmed past them to get to the squishy middle of our party. Clerics aren't proficient with any armor, so my poor little healer got owned by a pair of mites (who didn't have much trouble getting through my Sanctuary and then critting me into a heap.) The arcane casters got in trouble as well. Players might have to learn to find chokepoints to get the squishies behind a shieldwall. There's no reason to stand your ground in the new system.
I was thinking of skipping pf2e, (I've resigned as a venture agent), but my experience at the local con has won me over to the new system!


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

Glad to hear it, Tim. I've been having a lot of fun as well. The mobile combat makes a big difference. Robyn is playing a monk that basically Spring Attacks at first level (Stride, Flurry, Stride), and that has been very fun to watch. I'm playing a feint-based rogue (you know I love that).

I think that the combats do feel swing-y, especially at 1st level. I played a little bit at level 2, and it makes a big difference when you can stay up after a crit.

I've definitely been in some parties that don't have optimum balance at PFS, and the group I'm playing with for Age of Ashes is a fighter, a monk, a rogue, and a cleric. The in-combat healing from the cleric has definitely been clutch. Champion and Barbarian both seem super strong at 1st level.

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Most of my lvl 1 combats have been with my warpriest and the first two in-combat heals I rolled were 10s on the die, so that may have skewed my sense of survivability :-)

looking forward to my first combat as a lvl 2 next week!


NG Male Gnome (fey-touched) druid 1 HP 18/18 | AC 14/16 w/raise shield | F +5 R +5 W +9 | Perc +7 | Stealth +5 | | Speed 25ft | Focus 2/2 | Spells Cantrips 7; 1st: 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

Just added a 5th cantrip due to the errata . . .


Female N Dwarf Ranger | HP 23/23 | AC17 | F: +8, R: +9, W: +6 | Perc: +8 | Speed 20ft | Active conditions: None.|

Tim, you have pretty much hit on everything I have had complaints about in 2e.
I think they need to re-tool the math a bit. I have yet to run a fight where I didn't down at least 2 players (only gmed levels 1, 2 and 5 though)
Monk has been really fun, but man, when enemies do have attack of opportunity, I get wrecked


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

Sorry friends. I got smacked by an illness. Hope to post tomorrow.

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

No worries. Feel better, Matt!

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

i hope it isn't the throw up bug that has been going around olive's school


NG Male Gnome (fey-touched) druid 1 HP 18/18 | AC 14/16 w/raise shield | F +5 R +5 W +9 | Perc +7 | Stealth +5 | | Speed 25ft | Focus 2/2 | Spells Cantrips 7; 1st: 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

Just a note that I am headed out of town for Thanksgiving and will have very limited internet, so bot as needed. Hope everyone has safe travels and too much food!

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

I too will be out of town, but I am a dedicated friend, so I will try to check regularly ;-)


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

Haha. You guys are getting eaten by stirges!

J/K. Let's just have a break until the weekend! Enjoy your travels.


Female N Dwarf Ranger | HP 23/23 | AC17 | F: +8, R: +9, W: +6 | Perc: +8 | Speed 20ft | Active conditions: None.|

Sorry for the radio silence
I have a phd now!


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

Grats!

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

Congrats!

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Congrats! That is awesome!

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

Anybody go to pax unplugged? i saw some heavyweights were there.


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

Yes, I went. Robyn was there doing her due diligence, as well.

We played Passing the Torch on Saturday, which I would be happy to run for you folks at some point--it was a very well-written high level series. Maybe we could work out a Roll20 session or two. The GM for it was on the ball, and was much more focused on telling the story of the scenario than antagonizing us, which was nice!

I got to hang out with some of the Paizo people a little bit on Saturday (Lyz Liddell and Luis Loza). They were very nice--and Luis stopped down to say hi when we were playing. He was happy to see that Alex Augunas had died three times so far in the first fight of the scenario. (I think he subsequently died a 4th time, but he might have just gone unconscious again.)

The rest of the convention was fun. Simon and I demo-ed a bunch of different games (of varying quality) on Sunday. We bought a Danish table hockey game called Klask.

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

That sounds like a lot of fun. Would definitely love to play Passing the Torch! Also glad to hear that someone was taking the stick to Augunas. IDK if I mentioned it, but in my last game Gm'ing as a VO, I tpk'd my table twice in one scenario.


Female N Dwarf Ranger | HP 23/23 | AC17 | F: +8, R: +9, W: +6 | Perc: +8 | Speed 20ft | Active conditions: None.|

Highly recommend Passing the Torch as well
Not so much Paizo's ability to organize an event...

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Sounds like a good time for sure, and I'd definitely be up for some roll20 passing the torch :-)

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

Alex, I've started watching the Last Kingdom on Netflix. Is Uhtred named after Uhtred son of Uhtred?


NG Male Gnome (fey-touched) druid 1 HP 18/18 | AC 14/16 w/raise shield | F +5 R +5 W +9 | Perc +7 | Stealth +5 | | Speed 25ft | Focus 2/2 | Spells Cantrips 7; 1st: 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

I'm glad to hear you are watching it! I love it, and the books are worth reading as well imo.

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

i didn't even know there were books. interesting...

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

He is indeed Uhtred's namesake (I'm suddenly worried that that is not how "namesake" is used :-).
I haven't tested out the books yet, but Jenny and I are definite fans of the show!


NG Male Gnome (fey-touched) druid 1 HP 18/18 | AC 14/16 w/raise shield | F +5 R +5 W +9 | Perc +7 | Stealth +5 | | Speed 25ft | Focus 2/2 | Spells Cantrips 7; 1st: 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

There are 12 of them, Bernard Cornwell is the author.

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

Since our last gameday here in Dublin, I realized that I hadn't given UGG the 4 +2 stat bonuses at character creation. Doh!

Horizon Hunters

”Uhtred” | Male CG Dwarf Barbarian 1 | HP 25/25 | AC 18 T 11 FF 17 | Class DC 17 | F: +8, R: +4, W: +7, +1 vs. spells and magic | Perc: +7 | | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

what a pleasant surprise!


Female N Dwarf Ranger | HP 23/23 | AC17 | F: +8, R: +9, W: +6 | Perc: +8 | Speed 20ft | Active conditions: None.|

Just a heads up, I started my clinical rotations last week and do not always have internet access. Feel free to bot me if I'm not responding.


NG Male Gnome (fey-touched) druid 1 HP 18/18 | AC 14/16 w/raise shield | F +5 R +5 W +9 | Perc +7 | Stealth +5 | | Speed 25ft | Focus 2/2 | Spells Cantrips 7; 1st: 2/2 | Active conditions: None.

I like Alex/Uhtred's idea: we just pester folks until the guilty party attacks us!

Matt: I guess I was unclear - we already visited that abandoned house on the hill that got mentioned during our walkabout?

Also, at some point we need to go looking for this supposed witch . . .


Tears + Plaguestone + Mosquito Witch + 2E Fun

Yeah, I think you guys were going to go look for Finnick. People have given you some clues that he might be living in the abandoned part of town.

Envoy's Alliance

Male Goblin Rogue | CN | hp 15/15 | AC 17 | F: +4, R +8, W +4 | Perception: +4 Speed: 25 | Conditions: none

Off to the abandoned part of town, then?

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