GM PDK The Rasping Rebirth (Tier 12-15)

Game Master Purple Dragon Knight

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Adventure Background:

Over a century ago, hordes from the Abyss tore through a weak point in the Material Plane and surged forth onto Golarion, creating a corrupted and blighted land that would come to be known as the Worldwound. Legions of crusaders fought against the demonic incursion, containing it behind a wall of holy artifacts. In Pathfinder Society Season 5: Year of the Demon, forces bolstered by Pathfinder agents pushed back a demonic siege and even reclaimed land that had long languished under demonic control. The heroes of the Wrath of the Righteous Adventure Path finished the job, sealing the Worldwound and slaying the demon lord responsible for its creation, Deskari.

Yet the land where the rift to the Abyss once stood remains scarred and fragile, and on the Abyss itself, some artifacts and powers tied to Deskari remain unclaimed. One of the Pathfinder Society's most formidable enemies, the demon Koth'Vaul, is eager to seize upon these opportunities. Unless the PCs thwart him, Koth'Vaul's will become even more powerful than ever before, and wreak truly terrifying vengeance upon the Pathfinder Society.

Written by Cole Kronewitter.

Muster will close on Dec 22, 2019 and roleplay will begin on Dec 23-24, 2019. After a brief pause during the holidays, the game will resume on Jan 2, 2020.

I'll be using Google Slides for combats. The Gameplay and Discussion threads will be here on the Paizo boards. The recruitment threads will be both here and on the Myth Weavers site in order to gather a wide-ranging and diverse group of players.

Expectations

I am looking for regular postings during the week, starting on January 2, 2020, say a minimum of once every 24 hours or so but preferably one or more per day. If you don't post during that time frame in battle, you will go on full defense or take some other obvious-but-safe action (archers might still attack, for instance). If this happens repeatedly, you may be dropped. If you can't keep up with this rate, please don't apply.

Once the game starts, please put your PFS #, a link to your Paizo character thread containing your stats and your faction (scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full list of character information I will require). I also ask that players include and update their stat summaries under their profile headers so I can look stuff up easily. Please use the following format or something similar in order to simplify my job as this will provide a standardized approach for the entire group. Due to the nature of high-level combat, it is important that you update your headers to include to the effects of any buffs or conditions affecting your characters, as there will be instances where the GM will roll saving throws and other checks on your character's behalf in order to speed up the game. The GM will use the information found in your header 'as is', so for example, if your character is under the effect of haste, it is your responsibility to modify your header's AC and Reflex save to reflect that. The GM will not add those for you, and there will be no reroll granted in the absence of such modification: all GM rolls are final.

If you have unusual abilities (automatic checks, out-of-turn actions, or a build that requires explanation), please send me a PM with this information.

Once you've picked your character, please post these details in this thread:

Player Name:
Character Name:
PFS#:
Faction:
Chronicle Number: (Which # should I write on the chronicle sheets)

Starting GP:
Starting XP:
Initial Prestige:
Initial Fame:

Total GP and PP costs for any equipment you purchased in this scenario (Optional: this can be done at any time before the end of the scenario)
Day Job (Optional)
Progression Speed (Optional, I'll assume it's normal speed unless indicated otherwise)

Initiative Bonus:
Perception Bonus:
Sense Motive Bonus:

Scarab Sages

[qstor) I need to get my info up.


I have a 12 druid and a 12 swashbuckler/gunslinger build. Not sure which one I would like to bring. Will choose depending on what others are bringing.


I have a 11 Oracle I can bring if you need someone to make a legal table.


andreww wrote:
I have a 11 Oracle I can bring if you need someone to make a legal table.

The adventure is Tier 12-15.

Scarab Sages

I'm going in GM Andrews table PDK but thanks!


Rogar dwarf wrote:
I'm going in GM Andrews table PDK but thanks!

No problem! have fun Qstor. I will keep recruitment opened until Dec 22 for early sign up, if the situation changes and you still need a spot here. After Dec 22, I will put recruitment on pause until the new year (if we don't have at least 4 players by then).


GM PDK wrote:
andreww wrote:
I have a 11 Oracle I can bring if you need someone to make a legal table.
The adventure is Tier 12-15.

Doh, she is currently level 11. She will be 12 if she survives tonights game of hard mode high tier sealed gate.


I'll see you here in the morning then, if you survive... :)

The Exchange

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I lived!


Announcement: muster will continue until Jan 2, with a Jan 6 start expected. Happy holidays!

Grand Lodge

I have to check if he's updated from his last chronicle, but I have a fighter 13. He specializes in debuffing by smashing opponents gear using Greater Sunder and an Impact, Smashing weapon.

Grand Lodge

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Thrag has been updated with his purchases from his last chronicle.

Grand Lodge

GM PDK,

Are you still looking for players?

I have a vanilla (non-core) buffing/healing cleric 13 available. Would prefer non-hard mode.

Her sheet is up to date, though I may do a little shopping is she is selected.

Luisila relies heavily on others for raw damage output, but her buffing/healing and to a lesser extent debuffing + blasting is no joke.

But if you've got too many players/divine casters already, I understand :)

Grand Lodge

Player Name: Thralleon
Character Name: Thrag
PFS#: 146509-2
Faction: Grand Lodge
Chronicle Number: (Which # should I write on the chronicle sheets)

Starting GP: 3,624
Starting XP: 37
Initial Prestige: 45
Initial Fame: 64

Initiative Bonus: +4
Perception Bonus: +17
Sense Motive Bonus: +16


Luisila wrote:

GM PDK,

Are you still looking for players?

Although by my count we currently may have enough for a complete table of 4 (pending the completion of the required pfs info) I will wait until Jan 2 in order to see if we're getting a table of 6.

On Jan 2 I will select players based on first come first serve. Remember the posting requirements if you apply. During combat I will expect people to stay on top of things which may mean more than one post a day. Feet dragged will be saddled with a lot of delay actions.


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I haven't really played PFS in over a year, but I do have a plethora of characters in range if you still need bodies. Let me take a look at my list of characters and I'll offer what I have up to the group.'

EDIT: Looks like I have a 13 monk, a 14 fighter, and a 14 oracle. Since my Oracle is a buffing front-liner and we have a cleric, an oracle, and a fighter, I'll go ahead and play my monk. Let me get his alt updated and I'll post here with him.


1. ZD / swashgun
2. Lilliandra / oracle
3. Thrag / fighter
4. Luisila / cleric
5. Vrog / monk

The Exchange

This is Vrog's character alias. I got it updated to your requested template.

Player Name: Steven Johnson
Character Name: Rand, The Iron Fist
PFS#: 26225-3
Faction: The Exchange
Chronicle Number: 31
Starting GP: 4241
Starting XP: 36
Initial Prestige: 16
Initial Fame: 59
Day Job: Pass

Initiative Bonus: +8
Perception Bonus: +24
Sense Motive Bonus: +24

The Exchange

Are we still waiting for one more person?


Once people (that includes me) have recovered from the food and alcohol coma season, they can provide the required info like you and Thrag did and we can start at some leisurely pace at some point next week. :)

The Exchange

Roger Dodger!

Grand Lodge

Alright alright alright

The Exchange

Player Name: AndrewW
Character Name: Lilliandra de Saavedra
PFS#: 44523-37
Faction: The Exchange
Chronicle Number: 22

Starting GP: 6698gp
Starting XP: 36
Initial Prestige: 26
Initial Fame: 64

Total GP and PP costs for any equipment you purchased in this scenario (Optional: this can be done at any time before the end of the scenario)
Day Job (Optional)
Progression Speed Normal

Initiative Bonus: +13 normally, +2 if using a blood boiling pill, +4 if using heightened awareness, -2 in the Abyss as she uses charisma for initiative
Perception Bonus: +24, +2 with heroism
Sense Motive Bonus: +21, +2 with heroism

This profile should now be up to date.

The Exchange

Just need two more people to post their info and we're good to go!

Grand Lodge

We might need to post something on the main recruiting thread in case they forgot to check back.


Done. Thrag, Rand and Lilliandra please dot and delete Gameplay. You may RP at your discretion: assume you are at a location of your choice in Absalom. First post will decide location. :)

Grand Lodge

Hey guys,

Since the new year a few things have been added to my plate and I've decided to withdraw from this game.

Hope you enjoy it.


1. ZD / swashgun / PFS Info: pending
2. Lilliandra / oracle / PFS Info: yes
3. Thrag / fighter / PFS Info: yes
4. Vrog / monk / PFS Info: yes

Liberty's Edge

It would be a replay for me as I've both played and run it before, but if you need another body I could help.

Though you might be better off sticking with 4 rather than going with 5 and losing the 4-player adjustment. But if you have a 5th, then I could possibly be a 6th.

Grand Lodge

You might be the 4th. We haven't heard from ZD in a while.

Liberty's Edge

I already played with my monk and I assigned my GM chronicle to my cleric. My slayer is still in a game, which leaves my level 12 kensai magus.


Michael Hallet wrote:
I already played with my monk and I assigned my GM chronicle to my cleric. My slayer is still in a game, which leaves my level 12 kensai magus.

Hmm... magus might be what the doctor ordered for this party (or wizard, or sorcerer, or arcanist... lol at least 'some' arcane and knowledge...)


Thrag wrote:
You might be the 4th. We haven't heard from ZD in a while.

Sent him a PM this morning - if I don't hear from him by tomorrow morning we'll have to move on and find a replacement, you are correct.

Sovereign Court

Player Name: Michael Hallet
Character Name: Favian Aldori
PFS#: 2608-9
Faction: Sovereign Court
Chronicle Number: 27

Starting GP: 5656
Starting XP: 34
Initial Prestige: 33
Initial Fame: 57

Day Job: Intimidate (Caravan): 1d20 + 27 ⇒ (4) + 27 = 31
Progression Speed: Normal

Initiative Bonus: +16 (+20 with Heightened Awareness)
Perception Bonus: +11
Sense Motive Bonus: -1


1. ZD / swashgun / PFS Info: pending
2. Lilliandra / oracle / PFS Info: yes
3. Thrag / fighter / PFS Info: yes
4. Vrog / monk / PFS Info: yes
5. Favian / magus / PFS Info: yes

To everyone: since I sent my message to ZD yesterday in the early aftertoon, I will wait until tonight to give him a chance to check his messages, as well as for a potential 6th player to join. Sometimes people can be away during weekends and it could be that he has not had the chance to view or respond to the message yet. Come the evening hours I will close recruitment and you can all expect the first post. Thank you for your continued patience.

Sovereign Court

Favian also has a (protector) familiar, Desmond, who is usually perched on his shoulder.

Desmond will use Bodyguard to aid Favian's AC against the first 3 attacks each round. I tend to put these rolls in a spoiler. (He only fails to aid on a 1.)

Desmond and Favian can also split hit point damage among them. Since I choose with each instance, I'll let you know if I'm splitting a particular instance. I'll try to let you know ahead of time when Desmond might use his In Harm's Way feat.

Favian has the Blind-Fight feat so he won't be without his hefty dodge bonus to AC when attacked invisibly.

Favian can make attacks of opportunity even when flat-footed and can draw a weapon as part of making that attack. Typically if some monster beats him in imitative and attacks him, he will spend 1 arcane pool to activate flamboyant arcana's opportune parry and riposte deed (because his AC is crap without his dodge bonus). Favian can make up to 7 attacks of opportunity per round but will typically only use 1 per enemy that attacks while flat-footed as he has to spend arcane pull for each attack he parries.

Favian gets +10 to attack rolls to confirm crits. (He doesn't have any critical feats yet.) His weapon is ghost touch, so he can crit incorporeal creatures. He can choose to spend 2 arcane pool to increase his critical multiplier to x3 for a single confirmed crit, but he usually only chooses to do this during critical battles.

Favian has the Stage Combatant feat which lets him attack with his weapon for non-lethal damage without the attack roll penalty. He can combine this with the enforcer feat to demoralize an opponent. While it probably doesn't matter, I leave it up to you whether any spell effect on the weapon increases the duration or if it is just the weapon damage and whether it matters if that spell deals nonlethal damage or not (such as frostbite).


Thanks for the info Favian. Since your character has a few situational features to keep up with, please update your headers throughout the game (sample format at the following link, if you need an example).

Since it is very unlikely that more than 3 attacks will be sent in Favian's direction in a given round, and more unlikely that you would roll a 1 in the aid another check required to get the AC boost, make sure the headers include the Bodyguard-modified AC, and do not bother rolling the aid another unless I specifically ask for it (assume auto-aid). This will speed up the game and make PbP process a bit more simple and cleaner to look at. I may ask for such rolls if say, you are in the last boss fight, and say, everyone else is dead around you, in order to specifically build tension. :P Other than that, assume your familiar is doing its thing perfectly, all the time.

Please also make good use of the header to clearly show how you are splitting hit point damage. From the GM side, when I post the initiative order, I will only show the total damage I have sent your way (without the splitting). It will be up to you to use the headers properly to show the total (unsplit) dmg so far, as well as the two (split up) dmg for each creature you control.


I could potentially offer you a 6th PC...

But its a 14th level archery focused flame oracle, with no real skills to speak of... so not sure if it fills the holes you're looking to shore up.


Go ahead and add your PFS info, EvilMinion, we'll get started as soon as you're ready. I haven't heard from ZD yet so I don't think he's planning to join us in this one. Therefore, unless I hear back from ZD very soon, recruitment is closed, and we're going to go ahead with the following table:

1. EvilMinion / oracle / PFS Info: pending
2. Lilliandra / oracle / PFS Info: yes
3. Thrag / fighter / PFS Info: yes
4. Vrog / monk / PFS Info: yes
5. Favian / magus / PFS Info: yes

Dot/delete/RP the Gameplay thread - initial post will follow in the evening tonight.

The Exchange

Player Name: Zach D
Character Name: Fandral
PFS#: 133462-5
Faction: The Exchange
Chronicle Number: 37

Starting GP:11,260
Starting XP: 33
Initial Prestige: 25
Initial Fame: 67

Initiative Bonus: +9
Perception Bonus: +10
Sense Motive Bonus: +6


1. EvilMinion / oracle / PFS Info: pending
2. Lilliandra / oracle / PFS Info: yes
3. Thrag / fighter / PFS Info: yes
4. Vrog / monk / PFS Info: yes
5. Favian / magus / PFS Info: yes
6. Fandral / swashgun / PFS Info: yes

Recruitment closed. All you fine people please report to Gameplay if you haven't yet! :)

Scarab Sages

Player Name: Aaron
Character Name: Teriq Ashfall
PFS#: 84637-2
Faction: Scarab Sages
Chronicle Number: 37

Starting GP: 20616 gp
Starting XP: 40
Initial Prestige: 63
Initial Fame: 72

New Purchases (none at present)
Day Job Perform (dance): 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (7) + 10 = 17
Progression Speed normal

Initiative Bonus: +12 (when elemental, default), +9 (otherwise)
Perception Bonus: +18
Sense Motive Bonus: -1


Thanks for the PFS info Aaron! please join us in the Gameplay and Discussion threads.

Liberty's Edge

Player Name: Rudolf Kraus
Character Name: Tothek
PFS#: 3839-3
Faction: Andoran—>Liberty’s Edge
Chronicle Number: 31

Starting GP: 2236
Starting XP: 33
Initial Prestige: 34
Initial Fame: 48

Total GP and PP costs for any equipment you purchased:
—-two weeks of food and water
—-four flasks of holy water

Day Job: Professon (merchant) +4
Progression Speed: Normal

Initiative Bonus: +5
Perception Bonus: +20
Sense Motive Bonus: +0

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