GM ZD 01-The Absalom Initiation

Game Master Z...D...



The Absalom Initiation

Be sure to fill out a header with the following minimum information.

HP/AC/Saves/Perception/Senses

And please get a full stat block in you character profile incase of secret checks.

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Also please check in on the gameplay tab. Once everyone checks in, we will kick off.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

Checking in.

Vigilant Seal

NG Human (Garundi Half-Orc) Male Druid (Gozreh) 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | Perc. +7 T| Fort. +5 Refl. +5 Will +9| Speed: 20 |Senses: LLV| Conditions: None

Checking in!
(on mobile now, will fill the header and stat block later today)

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

Checking in, first PF2e PBP character - I think I've got the all the necessary header and stat block info, but if someone could give a look, that would be nice. I still need to do a little gear buying.

Verdant Wheel

NG M Bekyar Monk 1 | HP 20/20 | AC 17 | F +7 R +7 W +6 | Perc +4 | Stealth +5 | 25 ft | focus 1/1 | Active Conditions: ---

Blake's Tiger here.


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Bubba Payne wrote:
Checking in, first PF2e PBP character - I think I've got the all the necessary header and stat block info, but if someone could give a look, that would be nice. I still need to do a little gear buying.

Looks good to me.

Horizon Hunters

Fighter 1 AC 19 | HP 19/19| F +5 R +5 W +4 | Init +6 Perception, +4 Stealth| low-light vision

I need to update the character but I’m almost ready :-)

Vigilant Seal

Wizard (transmuter) 1 - HP 16/16, AC 14 - Perception +3 - F: +5/ R: +4 / W: +5 - Speed: 25 - Hero Points: 1/1, Active Conditions: None

Ready to roll!

Vigilant Seal

NG Human (Garundi Half-Orc) Male Druid (Gozreh) 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | Perc. +7 T| Fort. +5 Refl. +5 Will +9| Speed: 20 |Senses: LLV| Conditions: None
PFS 2 GM ZD wrote:


Also please check in on the gameplay tab.

Re-reading it it looks like you wanted us to check in in the gameplay tab and not here. Should we still do it?

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.
PFS 2 GM ZD wrote:
Bubba Payne wrote:
Checking in, first PF2e PBP character - I think I've got the all the necessary header and stat block info, but if someone could give a look, that would be nice. I still need to do a little gear buying.
Looks good to me.

Thanks, I'll try to do my final purchases a little later today.

Verdant Wheel

NG M Bekyar Monk 1 | HP 20/20 | AC 17 | F +7 R +7 W +6 | Perc +4 | Stealth +5 | 25 ft | focus 1/1 | Active Conditions: ---
Broch wrote:
PFS 2 GM ZD wrote:


Also please check in on the gameplay tab.
Re-reading it it looks like you wanted us to check in in the gameplay tab and not here. Should we still do it?

If you make a short post in gameplay and then delete it, it registers you to the campaign (and the campaign to you).

Vigilant Seal

NG Human (Garundi Half-Orc) Male Druid (Gozreh) 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | Perc. +7 T| Fort. +5 Refl. +5 Will +9| Speed: 20 |Senses: LLV| Conditions: None
Masigonde wrote:
If you make a short post in gameplay and then delete it, it registers you to the campaign (and the campaign to you).

Thanks a lot!!

Sorry, first time playing on these boards.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

Can we spam the gameplay thread with introductions?


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Sure.

I will get us started in a bit. Waiting for work to settle down a bit before posting.

A note on secret checks. When they are requested, please put you rolls in a spoilers and do not look at the results. I will then post the relevant formation in no particular order of success/failure. Or, if one is needed, I will go ahead and roll for you. I will let you know now, I will usually roll for group saves.

This is my second PBP for 2nd ed, so if it is a little rocky, please be patient

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

I've finished purchasing.

I'll work on some botting instructions later today.

Verdant Wheel

NG M Bekyar Monk 1 | HP 20/20 | AC 17 | F +7 R +7 W +6 | Perc +4 | Stealth +5 | 25 ft | focus 1/1 | Active Conditions: ---

Ha! That's what I get for moving from my daily GM posts directly to play! That GM screen was my Society roll. :)


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I was going to originally let you all mingle on your own, however, I think that would be way too confusing for me to keep track of. So for now, will put you on some tracks for now.

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

I'll be at a game today. I'll try to check and post a little if time permits.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

To be clear, any of us can try to distract Zarta? janira's words seems to suggest only Masigonde can.

Verdant Wheel

NG M Bekyar Monk 1 | HP 20/20 | AC 17 | F +7 R +7 W +6 | Perc +4 | Stealth +5 | 25 ft | focus 1/1 | Active Conditions: ---

For those that haven't played or run it before, you might want to explain the rules of the mini-game since it's slightly counter-intuative. You'd think your job is to impress the faction leads (or all of the NPCs). I lament the lost good rolls aimed at non-targets. ::small tear::

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

I played this at the first day of Gencon and none of us, including the GM, knew what were doing. So, I really can’t remember very much of the plot of the scenario.

Verdant Wheel

NG M Bekyar Monk 1 | HP 20/20 | AC 17 | F +7 R +7 W +6 | Perc +4 | Stealth +5 | 25 ft | focus 1/1 | Active Conditions: ---

Don't want to step on ZD's toes, but we're a bit disjointed... We're going to meet each of the major faction leaders. Each one will have another NPC who hogs the leader's attention. We influence each leader by interacting with the NPC so the leaders have time to meet us. Each of gets one check vs. the interrupting NPC.


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Thanks Masigonde, and no you are not stepping on any toes.

Yes, any of you can try to distract Zarta. I only picked on Masigonde because of Zarta's previous interactions in earlier scenarios with younger agents. If you manage to get her attention off of Calisro,you get a reward. However, you did not get a high enough result to learn what skills she favors.

This will happen for each of the faction leaders, as Masigonde says, and each of them will have another NPC, the ones you made checks to know about, who are trying to either distract them or annoy them.

The four major faction leaders will also be handing out task for you all to complete.

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

OK, this is beginning to ring a bell.

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

I am gaming at a local con today through Sunday. I'll try to check in here, but I may get a little behind.

Vigilant Seal

Wizard (transmuter) 1 - HP 16/16, AC 14 - Perception +3 - F: +5/ R: +4 / W: +5 - Speed: 25 - Hero Points: 1/1, Active Conditions: None

I'm dieting. I may also get a little behind.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

I'm a beginner apiarist and I might have a little bee hive.

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

Groan!

Horizon Hunters

Fighter 1 AC 19 | HP 19/19| F +5 R +5 W +4 | Init +6 Perception, +4 Stealth| low-light vision

Sorry, I’m a little lost here.
What do we need to do?

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

There's one more person we need to distract. I don't think we know the relevamt skills yet so we're trying different ones.

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.
Emdi Emmay wrote:
There's one more person we need to distract. I don't think we know the relevamt skills yet so we're trying different ones.

That’s also my understanding


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Unless any of you object, I am just going to run you through the missions as they are presented in the scenario.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

I'm good with that.

Vigilant Seal

NG Human (Garundi Half-Orc) Male Druid (Gozreh) 1 | HP 18/18 | AC 18 | Perc. +7 T| Fort. +5 Refl. +5 Will +9| Speed: 20 |Senses: LLV| Conditions: None

Sounds good indeed.

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

Groovy with me.

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

Questions about the scrolls

Magic Missile is arcane/occult so either I or Imiriax can use it, right?

Heal is divine/primal so Broch can use that, right?

Disrupting Weapon is only divine, and I'm not certain who, if anyone, can use it. Can Emdi, as a champion, use a divine scroll?

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

I am not sure champions count as a spellcasting class!

Verdant Wheel

NG M Bekyar Monk 1 | HP 20/20 | AC 17 | F +7 R +7 W +6 | Perc +4 | Stealth +5 | 25 ft | focus 1/1 | Active Conditions: ---

Fine with printed order on missions.

GM (comment based on having run it four times at GenCon):

When you had Emdi scare away al-Hakam, it appears that you deprived us of the opportunity to earn Fola's reward and the opportunity to score one of secondary success conditions.


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@ Masigonde, I counted as an success. I hid the reward in the conversation text. It was a lesser silvertounge mutagen.

So no worry on the secondary success condition...Yet.'

Muahah

Horizon Hunters

Male CN Half-Orc Bard (enigma muse) 1 | HP: 18/18 | AC: 17 | F +5, R +5, W +5 | Perception +5, low-light vision | Move 25 ft.

For the scrolls, I'm guessing Imiriax can take the magic missile. Broch will take the heal, and none of us can use the divine disrupting weapon scroll.

And Bubba should probably take the lesser silvertounge mutagen.

Does that sound about right?

Verdant Wheel

NG M Bekyar Monk 1 | HP 20/20 | AC 17 | F +7 R +7 W +6 | Perc +4 | Stealth +5 | 25 ft | focus 1/1 | Active Conditions: ---

'Streetwise' is the feat you need to use Society to perform the Gather Information task.


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I've been saddled with a trainee for the foreseeable future. So my posting may slow down. Will try to get in a post once per 24 hours and more on my days off.

Sorry for the slow down.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

As Emdi says, "Take care of your business first. Then, let's party in the sewers!"

Maybe just the first part.

Radiant Oath

NG Human (Nidalese) Male Champion (Shelyn) 1 | HP 19/19 | AC 18+1 | Perception +3 | Fortitude +6 Reflex +7 Will +5 | Speed 25' | Senses: LLV | Active Conditions: none

Emdi's Performance modifier has changed. Someone introduced me to Pathbuilder, and I realized I missed a skill rank. Ironically, I accidentally did it right when I built the character (through two canceling mistakes), but then I caught one mistake a deleted the rank when I finished my first adventure.

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