[PFS2] GM Rinaldo's Escaping the Grave (1-03)

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Discussion thread. Please post in Recruitment for now, then once the group is set I will have you post here with character details.


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Welcome to Escaping the Grave, Table 1!

I expect on average one post a day during the week, and at least one post over the weekend. I generally check in 3-4 times a day to respond to questions and update, particularly during combats, but that can change based on how busy I am at work. If you are not in a US time zone, let me know so I have an idea of when to expect to hear from you (and so I can put another pin in my "where are my players from" map! :) ). If you know you're going to be out for an extended period, let me know and provide some sort of botting instructions.

Please post an in-character introduction in the Gameplay thread, and an out-of-character one here. Include whether you are a field-commission agent or a member of one or more schools, as that will affect your choice of loaner gear.

At the end of the adventure I will have you give me your vital stats for the chronicles and handle your downtime activities.

After the mission briefing, I will get you to state what boons you may be slotting and make your selection of loaned items from your school (where applicable).

If you are planning to slot any boons other than faction, please state which ones. Give the name of the boon and the source (if from a scenario, give the scenario number; if this is a boon purchased with either fame, give the faction it is from; if this is a boon purchased with playtest points or AcP, state that.) You don't have to provide the entire text of the boon unless I ask for it (I have access to most of them to view).

And for the new folks, if ANY of that didn't make sense or you need explanation, please ask! :-)

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

Emdi is a champion (redeemer) of Shelyn. His primary weapon is probably going to be the shortbow, but he's not meant to be a combat beast. This is thematically consistent with his backstory but probably better explained by the fact that this is only my second PF2e build and I probably effed it up. :P

Player name: Watery Soup
Character name: Emdi Emmay
PFS number: 2358909-2002
Default Exploration Activity: Gather Information

Envoy's Alliance

M Goblin Cleric 1 | HP19 (8 current)| AC15 | Frt4 - Ref5 - Wil7 | Perc5, Darkvision | Spe25 | Conditions: None
Spells:
Cantrips: Detect Magic, Shield, Guidance, Stabilize, Prestidigitation. Focus [1pt]: Weapon Surge 1st: Heal [•] Magic Weapon [•] Spirit Link [•]

Klatzu is about as close to the joke about Pathfinder’s being Murder-Hobos as they come. He is a devout faithful of the Gorumite church, and is most excited about the prospect of hitting things with his craft as hard and as brutally as possible. He is not an expert at the hitting part yet, but hopes to one day get there through the power of limitless Zeal and devotion to his craft.

Player: Falgaia
Character: Klatzu
PFS: 110963-2002
Schools: Swords 3
Downtime will likely be spent using Junk Tinker to make a cooler sword than the dumb boring one given to him in training.

Does have the Medicine skill, but will otherwise probably not be an amazing explorer outside of the occasional intimidation.

Vigilant Seal

Male Human Monk 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18{19} | F: +6, R: +8, W: +6 | Perc: +4, Stealth: +6 | Speed 30ft |Hero Points: 1/1 | Focus Pool: 1/1| Reactions: None | Conditions: Crane Stance

Oof, missed this entirely when I posted earlier.

Bellamin is a Iomedaen warrior monk who grew up in the shadow of the Worldwound. The constant threat of demonic invasion was the primary force behind his drive for physical perfection. With the Sarkori Scar closed, he joined the Pathfinders primarily to help protect the world from other extraplanar threats.

Bellamin is both strong and fast, so he'll be moving around a lot, setting up flanks for others, and otherwise punching the hell out of monsters.

Player: Losonti
Character: Bellamin Pegason
PFS: 2364038-2001
Schools: Swords 3

As a heads up, I will be traveling from October 19 through the 26th. I'll still have access to my phone and such, but I'll also have botting instructions up well before then.


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As this is my first time GMing a 2nd edition game, I'm still working out my "before we start" bookkeeping stuff. I may periodically do an "Oh shoot, I forgot to get this information from you" post - like this! ;-)

I'm going to be doing a lot of secret rolls, so I'll need everyone's modifiers for the following skills, and let me know if you are at least Trained or not:

For initiative and surprise, I need
* Perception
* Stealth

For Recall knowledge, I need
* Nature
* Religion
* Society
* Any Lore skill
* Bardic Lore
Since critical failures can result in misinformation, only list those skills you intend to make Recall Knowledge checks in. (If we hit a point where I need a check in something no one listed, I will give you the opportunity to do so even knowing you have a low chance, or simply skip it.)

Secret rolls will be in spoilers; I am trusting you not to peek into any spoiler that says "GM Screen". Rolls that I intend to be public (which will include most combat rolls) I will leave visible in the post.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

This is the first time I'm playing PF2e with a non-pregen, so if any of these numbers look funny, please let me know so I can double check the math.

Perception (T): +3
Stealth (T): +7

Religion (T): +3
Warfare Lore (T): +3

I think the +3 modifiers are high enough to attempt DCs 19 or lower. If the other players have opinions, I'm open to suggestions.

Envoy's Alliance

M Goblin Cleric 1 | HP19 (8 current)| AC15 | Frt4 - Ref5 - Wil7 | Perc5, Darkvision | Spe25 | Conditions: None
Spells:
Cantrips: Detect Magic, Shield, Guidance, Stabilize, Prestidigitation. Focus [1pt]: Weapon Surge 1st: Heal [•] Magic Weapon [•] Spirit Link [•]

Going off of memory a bit but relevant checks for Klatzu are:

PerceptionT: +5
Stealth(UnT): +2
ReligionT: +5
Engineering LoreT: +3
Warfare LoreT: +3

I'll update in case I forgot any, but pretty sure this is all of the important ones at this point in Klatzu's career.

EDIT @Emdi; numbers look fine, only one that might be off would be Stealth +7, but even then Trained and a +4 dex will get you there assuming you bypass ACP.

Vigilant Seal

Male Human Monk 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18{19} | F: +6, R: +8, W: +6 | Perc: +4, Stealth: +6 | Speed 30ft |Hero Points: 1/1 | Focus Pool: 1/1| Reactions: None | Conditions: Crane Stance

Perception +4 (Trained)
Stealth +6 (Trained)

Scouting Lore +3 (Trained)
Warfare Lore +3 (Trained)
Medicine +4 (Trained)
Religion +4 (Trained)


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That's three out of six ... I need details from Hiro and Trestan, and am missing our sixth player entirely ...

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

I have an 18 Dex, and leather armor (-1 ACP, -5' speed). I have 12 Str, so I believe that means I neither take ACP nor speed reduction. Correct?

Envoy's Alliance

M Goblin Cleric 1 | HP19 (8 current)| AC15 | Frt4 - Ref5 - Wil7 | Perc5, Darkvision | Spe25 | Conditions: None
Spells:
Cantrips: Detect Magic, Shield, Guidance, Stabilize, Prestidigitation. Focus [1pt]: Weapon Surge 1st: Heal [•] Magic Weapon [•] Spirit Link [•]

Yep, that should be fine then. Mostly just wasn’t sure because Dex-Based champions are something I haven’t seen before and was unsure if it was just a quirk of the build or not.


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I'll give until mid-day today before dropping people who haven't posted and adding in the wait-list people.


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Looks like we're just going to be five. I'm going to get my waitlisters set up on the other table, then get us going.

Grand Archive

HP: 15/15 / AC 18 (+2 Nimble Dodge) / F/R/W: +4/+9/+6 / Rapier +7 1d6+4 / Perception +6

No sweat there, GM, that's IC anxiousness not OOC. I'm chill for pacing.

Perception +6 (+8 when using the Seek action to sense unseen creatures within 30ft.)
Stealth +6

Society +6
Underworld Lore +6

Additionally I am slotting an untyped boon from 1-02 the Mosquito Witch, and I'll grab those details for you shortly. Also if while we're playing I can find out what the playtest boon I got does, I'd like to slot that too, River Kingdoms Excavation.

I also have +4 to all other recall knowledges, let me know if you think I should try to recall untrained.


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Tresten Freeborn wrote:
Additionally I am slotting an untyped boon from 1-02 the Mosquito Witch,

I'm familiar with it.

Tresten Freeborn wrote:
River Kingdoms Excavation.

That one I don't know. ;-)

Tresten Freeborn wrote:
I also have +4 to all other recall knowledges, let me know if you think I should try to recall untrained.

How do you have +4 with all recall knowledges?


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I still need skill breakdown from Hiro. With no word from Bellona, we'll be either 4 or 5, depending on whether Hiro responds. I'll post the briefing in a moment, and determine our challenge points tomorrow morning depending on Hiro.

Envoy's Alliance

LN Dwarven Male Fighter 1 HP: 18/23 | AC: 17(19) | F: +8, R: +5, W: +5 | Perc: +7 | Speed: 20 ft. | Active Conditions: None

Please clear Klank from this thread when you've got a moment to spare GM, thanks. It'll at least help give me the illusion I am not in too many games!


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Looks like Hiro is a no-show. Bellona, please give me your skill details and then we can get started as a party of 5.

Vigilant Seal

Male, NG, Human | HP 19/19 AC: 17 | F: +8 R: +7, W: +6 | Perc: +4 (T)
Class Abilities:
  • Focus Pool: 1/1
  • Default Exploration: Scout

    Just want to give a heads up. I'll be on travel Thursday afternoon to Monday morning. I have NO idea what my internet time will be as I'll be in a different country and way different time zone (GMT +2.) If you're waiting on me, I trust people to bot. I suspect I'll have time in the morning and at night to post though.


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    Well, there's Hiro, so I guess we're all here. :)

    Vigilant Seal

    Male, NG, Human | HP 19/19 AC: 17 | F: +8 R: +7, W: +6 | Perc: +4 (T)
    Class Abilities:
  • Focus Pool: 1/1
  • Default Exploration: Scout

    Player Name:Chris Marsh
    PC Name: Hiro Sakano
    PFS#:1824-2008
    Faction:Vigilant Seal
    Earn Income: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (15) + 4 = 19
    Perception and vision/senses:  +4 (Trained)
    Default Exploration Tactic:  Scout
    Notes:Incredible Initiative Feat


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    Tresten, could you please fill out a header with your key information? AC, hit points, saves, and perception at a minimum, so that I can glance at it and not have to click through to your profile.

    Thanks!

    Grand Archive

    HP: 15/15 / AC 18 (+2 Nimble Dodge) / F/R/W: +4/+9/+6 / Rapier +7 1d6+4 / Perception +6

    Sure thing, sorry about that.

    Vigilant Seal

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    Male Human Monk 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18{19} | F: +6, R: +8, W: +6 | Perc: +4, Stealth: +6 | Speed 30ft |Hero Points: 1/1 | Focus Pool: 1/1| Reactions: None | Conditions: Crane Stance

    I would like to state for the record that Klatzu is perfect and I love him.

    Vigilant Seal

    Male, NG, Human | HP 19/19 AC: 17 | F: +8 R: +7, W: +6 | Perc: +4 (T)
    Class Abilities:
  • Focus Pool: 1/1
  • Default Exploration: Scout

    Sorry, I was insanely jetlagged yesterday. Also, my downtime in Madrid is.... considerably less than expected. Will try to catch up.


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    Hiro Sakano wrote:
    Sorry, I was insanely jetlagged yesterday. Also, my downtime in Madrid is.... considerably less than expected. Will try to catch up.

    There's downtime in Madrid? I feel confident that were I in Madrid, there would be no downtime. ;-)

    Vigilant Seal

    Male, NG, Human | HP 19/19 AC: 17 | F: +8 R: +7, W: +6 | Perc: +4 (T)
    Class Abilities:
  • Focus Pool: 1/1
  • Default Exploration: Scout

    Well, that's pretty much what happened. I was there for a course on taking students on international travel. The itinerary had me booked from 0700-2200 each day. I figured I'd get back to my room, open up the laptop and post. What ACTUALLY happened is that from 2200-0330 every night we went out to experience the Madrid nightlife. Considering the Spanish eat dinner after 2100, there was a lot to experience.


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    I can't imagine eating dinner that late ... is there an equivalent of Tea time in the late afternoon/early evening to get you through to dinner?

    Hope you had fun!

    Vigilant Seal

    Male, NG, Human | HP 19/19 AC: 17 | F: +8 R: +7, W: +6 | Perc: +4 (T)
    Class Abilities:
  • Focus Pool: 1/1
  • Default Exploration: Scout

    I had a blast.

    Well, lunch is often a multi-hour affair which is the OPPOSITE of what I'm used to as a 1)New Englander and 2)High school teacher.

    There's also constant, but slow snacking.

    Vigilant Seal

    Male Human Monk 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18{19} | F: +6, R: +8, W: +6 | Perc: +4, Stealth: +6 | Speed 30ft |Hero Points: 1/1 | Focus Pool: 1/1| Reactions: None | Conditions: Crane Stance

    Update on my trip, I'm actually going to be traveling until the 29th.


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    Not feeling well today. I may post later this evening, but it might be tomorrow.

    Radiant Oath

    NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

    Take care of yourself.


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    Back at work today, once I'm caught up I'll get games going again. Thanks for your patience!

    Grand Archive

    HP: 15/15 / AC 18 (+2 Nimble Dodge) / F/R/W: +4/+9/+6 / Rapier +7 1d6+4 / Perception +6

    As a rogue, Tresten likes stuff, so I could either continue searching, or we could move on. Preference?

    Radiant Oath

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    NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

    We should make an effort to identify as many bodies as we can, since that's our primary objective. We should also attempt every check at least once.

    Vigilant Seal

    Male, NG, Human | HP 19/19 AC: 17 | F: +8 R: +7, W: +6 | Perc: +4 (T)
    Class Abilities:
  • Focus Pool: 1/1
  • Default Exploration: Scout

    Agreed, as many bodies as possible. We've also found some artifacts worth taking (census data for example.)


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    Hey, Emdi: It looks like you may be unaware of the "out of character" tag for the forum. When you post something out of character in the main play thread, use the [ ooc ] and [ /ooc ] tags (without the extra spaces) to make the text turn blue. It helps me and the other players to distinguish Emdi's comments from your own.

    Radiant Oath

    NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

    The Maps and Handout link isn't working for me any more.


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    It works for me ... anyone else having issues?

    Also, try the link above my avatar in this post and see if that works for you.


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    Emdi, regarding your question in the main thread: I haven't read the errata bulk rules yet. What changed?

    Radiant Oath

    NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

    I can't access Table 1, but I can access Table 2!

    Backpacks give an extra 2 Bulk capacity.


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    Oh, nice about the backpacks!

    Is anyone else having issues with the slideshow? As far as I can tell, it is set up correctly with sharing.


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    Oh, and don't spend too much time reading table 2's slideshow. They're ahead of you, and there are spoilers. ;-)

    Radiant Oath

    NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

    I did see a big one:
    The zombies come back to life if you don't chop their heads off!

    Radiant Oath

    NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

    GM, did you set the permissions for the document to be viewed by everyone, or just specific people?

    I recently changed my Paizo email account - pfswaterysoup@gmail.com. Is it possible I lost permissions to view it?

    Vigilant Seal

    Male Human Monk 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18{19} | F: +6, R: +8, W: +6 | Perc: +4, Stealth: +6 | Speed 30ft |Hero Points: 1/1 | Focus Pool: 1/1| Reactions: None | Conditions: Crane Stance

    Hey all, I'm sorry I've been inactive for a while. I was sick as hell and didn't have the mental energy to do much but sleep.


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    I didn't change anything. It is set to be editable by anyone who uses the link. :-|

    Radiant Oath

    NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 16/18* | AC 18 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Active Conditions: *Drained 1

    Further evidence this is related to my phone: I am able to open the link on the computer. I'll try to fiddle with my phone settings but as long as I can read the file, it should be okay.


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    I totally missed that you were using your phone. There are known issues with some phones accessing google sheets.

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