GM Doug's Fate in the Future [NostalgiaCon] (Inactive)

Game Master Doug Hahn

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Welcome!

If you haven't played with me before, please take a moment to glance at my GM profile and review style and expectations; it's mostly standard stuff.

— Doug

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Horizon Hunters

Male NG Half-Elf Garundi Monk 5 | HP 68/68 | AC 24/25/26 (24 Currently) |F: +11, R: +13, W: +11 | Perc: +11 | Speed 35ft | Focus Points: 1/2 |Ki Strike, Perfect Strike| Active conditions: None.

Disclosure: I have GMd this twice in the 1-4 Tier


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Yay! We're getting close to actually mustering with 3 signed up now!


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Hey Folks, I played the special on low tier (@lvl 4) and now I am out of PC's to sign up so I shall play it with pregen. The last time I played it was on Vtt, and I want to do this via PBP to have more time to understand what is happening ;)

Looking at the team comp I shall bring Witch pregen lvl 5. I never played that class so that should be a cool experience.

@GM Doug - great to be playing at your table again.

@All - hey team, I think I know most of you, go to be playing with you again.

Just an FYI I actually don't like specials :D But I feel like I did not understand all of the bits while playing VTT so here I am ;) I will try to make this game enjoyable for everyone around and not the sad PC in the corner :D

Wayfinders

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This will be my first PbP game on the forums. I played on Discord during Gameday X. I normally play Starfinder with Hmm and was told that I should play this special and that DougH is one of the best GM's to learn from.

Since I don't play PF2 anymore I am using a Pregen, I hope that is ok.

Also I have played the Starfinder half of this special.


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”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None

Ok, pregen is set.

@lolson5309 - it is nice to meet you! I am happy to be playing with you, I played a couple of times with Hmm, and I am playing with her at Breaking the Storm arc as we speak (in PBP :P).

Anyways Here is a google drive with code for every pregen. So you can copy it from there.

@GM I think I filled in all of the details. What is the start date?


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Hmm is too kind and I will do my best to live up to those expectations. I am looking forward to running this — we'll have an awesome time!

Pregenerated Characters
Looks like Farol already linked all the pregens above. Speedy and much appreciated.

Paizo Forum Basics
GM Numbat's Org Play PbP intro is a good resource for a quick overview of gaming on the Paizo forums; happy for us to learn as we go too. My GM profile (accessed by clicking on my name here) also contains other guides and suggestions.

Start Date/Time
The special should officially begin at 12 AM Jan 10, GMT. For Americans on the West Coast like myself that means 4 PM on Sunday, Jan 9. Depending on what I am doing I will post then or a bit later.

We'll have a day to roleplay intros and some skill challenges at that point.

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Let me know if you have any questions or need help getting set up; happy to help!

— Doug

Horizon Hunters

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@PF2 Pregen nice to meet you too. thank you so much for the link to the google doc!

I was going through GM Numbat's google slides but having the coding prewritten just made it so much faster and easier to understand the slides.


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Book reader 2/Japanophile 1/Cat Animal lover 1/Undecided 3

I know there's more than a few pregens at the table, but I absolutely love playing with GM Doug and don't have any charaters above level 3 free to play in this special with, so third pregen checking in. I'll take a look at party composition and see about who to bring. I'm thinking either Sheelah or Kyra for the healing.


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”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None
Sedoriku wrote:
I know there's more than a few pregens at the table, but I absolutely love playing with GM Doug and don't have any charaters above level 3 free to play in this special with, so third pregen checking in. I'll take a look at party composition and see about who to bring. I'm thinking either Sheelah or Kyra for the healing.

Hey @Sedoriku and I have thought that you followed me to this table, lol.

From what I saw, currently, we have:
- (mostly) Melee Ranger lvl 6 - played by Silbeg (hey mate!)
- Monk lvl 5 played by Eric Parker (I played and am playing with Nimh as we speak, good to see you!)
- Medlethu lvl 5 cleric - I played with him at lvl 2 - played by Hawthwile (hey mate!)
- Feyia lvl 5 Witch -> int PC with a bit of skills and occultic spells played by myself
- Exren lvl 5 Wizard -> int PC with arcane spells ;) - played by lolson5309

Assuming that the above will happen we seem to be a rather well-rounded team.


”Seelah” | Female LG Medium Human Champion 5 | HP 78/78 | AC 23 (25 w/ Shield) | 2 hero points | F +12 R +8 W +10 | Perc +8 | Default Exploration (Defend) | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Hrmm giving the well rounded-ness a champion wouldn't hurt... Or someone with good ranged capabilities, but so few of the pregens can do that well. The healing, extra bulk, extra damage and damage reduction from a paladin might just be what we need.

I'll get this profile updated with those stats later today!

Envoy's Alliance

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CG Male Ulfen Human Sailor Ranger 6 | HP 74/74| AC 24 (25 w/ parry) | Fort +11; Ref +14; Will +12 | Perc: +12 (+14 to Seek my target) | Speed 25ft | Hero Points 1/3 | Active conditions:

It looks like we've got enough glyphs to get everyone an extra hero point!


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”Seelah” | Female LG Medium Human Champion 5 | HP 78/78 | AC 23 (25 w/ Shield) | 2 hero points | F +12 R +8 W +10 | Perc +8 | Default Exploration (Defend) | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Dangit, since I earned my first glyph I keep playing at tables where it doesn't help. But I'll give mine to Feiya nonetheless.


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Fafrd the Grey Mouse wrote:
It looks like we've got enough glyphs to get everyone an extra hero point!

Excellent.

We also have permission to kick off some optional RP/intros a couple days before the con starts, and I will post on Saturday to set the scene for that.

Edit: congrats on the glyph, Sedoriku!

Envoy's Alliance

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CG Male Ulfen Human Sailor Ranger 6 | HP 74/74| AC 24 (25 w/ parry) | Fort +11; Ref +14; Will +12 | Perc: +12 (+14 to Seek my target) | Speed 25ft | Hero Points 1/3 | Active conditions:
Sedoriku's 二番目 Pregen wrote:
Dangit, since I earned my first glyph I keep playing at tables where it doesn't help. But I'll give mine to Feiya nonetheless.

It always matters!


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Posted an intro prompt. Dive on in if you haven't yet! Please make sure you're signed in — it looks like only some of you have completed all 3 sign-in tasks. I know it's a lot, but it helps me run the game smoothly and get you chronicles right away! If you need help with any of this I am happy to assist.

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SIGNING IN

1. Sign in on RPG Chronicles for chronicle generation and reporting.
2. Put your token on the maps & character reference slides.
3. Enter your Perception, default Exploration Activity, and any secret rolls you want me making for you on the macros sheet.

Levels & ChP:

Siddartha: 5 | 2 ChP
Feya: Level 5 | 2 ChP
Ezren: Level 5 | 2 ChP
Seelah: Level 5 | 2 ChP
Fafrd: Level 6 | 3 ChP
Maldlethu: Level 5 | 2 ChP
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TOTAL: 13 ChP

Hawthwhile / Maldlethu has not dotted in yet. Will PM them.


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Siddhartha,

You may know this already; it looks like your byline is still showing your level 4 HP/Saves/AC.


”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None
Sedoriku's 二番目 Pregen wrote:
Dangit, since I earned my first glyph I keep playing at tables where it doesn't help. But I'll give mine to Feiya nonetheless.

Appreciated, I will mark the HP which comes from you ;)

Horizon Hunters

Male NG Half-Elf Garundi Monk 5 | HP 68/68 | AC 24/25/26 (24 Currently) |F: +11, R: +13, W: +11 | Perc: +11 | Speed 35ft | Focus Points: 1/2 |Ki Strike, Perfect Strike| Active conditions: None.

@GM,

Thanks, it should be updated now


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Unlike other specials there is no house announcement to kick things off. We begin!


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Fafrd the Grey Mouse wrote:
Also remember our school training items. Did you want to track those anywhere, GM?

You can grab school items after the briefing and deciding on your preparation items. Honor system for that. Pregens don’t get school items because they’re already included.


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I made Slide 1 into a table, stealing from a fellow GM who's here :) You can edit your choices in the appropriate column and delete the tokens when you cash in your bonuses.

It may not have been clear, but you can also take 2 of the same item from the lists. So you could take 2 scrolls of Heal, for example.


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”Seelah” | Female LG Medium Human Champion 5 | HP 78/78 | AC 23 (25 w/ Shield) | 2 hero points | F +12 R +8 W +10 | Perc +8 | Default Exploration (Defend) | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Oh, using tokens for that is a great idea! I also just used written words on a table for specials when I ran them.


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Sedoriku's 二番目 Pregen wrote:

She then takes an emerald grasshopper and attaches it to the curass of her armor.

Seelah is only Trained in Athletics, so she can’t use the grasshopper ("Requirements You're an expert in Athletics.")

The pbp pregens should probably explicitly note skill training; she would have +13 athletics is she were Expert but she only has +11 (5+2+4=11) which is Trained.

She’s Expert in Thievery and Intimidation.


”Seelah” | Female LG Medium Human Champion 5 | HP 78/78 | AC 23 (25 w/ Shield) | 2 hero points | F +12 R +8 W +10 | Perc +8 | Default Exploration (Defend) | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

She's a strength based character, and, while thievery is in her background, she really shouldn't be progressing it beyond trained as a paladin! Pregens! However, I had missed there was any requirement to use one in the first place. I guess a scroll of haste would work instead.

I think she is also Expert in Diplomacy, that +13 is convincing.


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Good catch. She has +11 Diplomacy on the PDF and is only Trained. A vanilla Champ can't get Expert in 3 things at 5. I'll let the people who maintain that folder know, they can update.

Sorry to be a buzzkill! I agree with you that the skill arrays aren't always optimized.


”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None

Hey, Feyia has a spell fascinating pattern I must say that I do not understand that spell ;) Meaning when I would want to cast it, and what it would achieve. Any insight would be appreciated :D

@GM - am I allowed to swap spells for her? According to the sheet her familiar knows as well Slow spell (lvl 3) so I would prefer to pick a spell that I know how/when to use :D


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Hypnotic Pattern dazzles (not a bad debuff) and can eat up actions, but Fascinated is hard to make stick because it ends with any hostile actions.

Prepping other Spells:
You can swap spells using what she knows in her spellbook. I'm fine if you do this before we start the adventure.

Feyia Pregen wrote:
Daji also knows bane, charm, chill touch, déjà vu, enthrall, floating disk, ghost sound, grim tendrils, invisibility, mindlink, mirror image, phantom pain, prestidigitation, read aura, shatter, sigil, slow, telekinetic maneuver, and ventriloquism.

Feyia Pregen


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Since they seem to have more complete info, I added links to the pregens' source PDFs on your character reference page so you can access them at any time. They are also linked below:

Feiya
Ezren
Seelah

Ezren also has some extra spells known, so he can make swaps if you want.


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We will spend 24 hours or less in this chamber before moving on. Please make sure to finalize your prepared spells and preparation rewards before then.


”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None

Ok changed the pattern into slow. I see value in dazzled but at most it will force enemies to move out of it.

So slow as 3rd level spell and chill touch instead of dancing lights (cantrips). Profile is updated.


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We will wrap up the current scene in 5 hours.

In the meantime please choose an encounter and let me know where you want to go next. We proceed to whichever is the first to 2 votes:

- SANCTUM GUARDIANS
- PATHFINDER FOUND
- TIME TRAVEL
- LIBRARY
- ASCENSION


”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None

I have no preference so first from the top: Sanctum Guardians ;)

Envoy's Alliance

CG Male Ulfen Human Sailor Ranger 6 | HP 74/74| AC 24 (25 w/ parry) | Fort +11; Ref +14; Will +12 | Perc: +12 (+14 to Seek my target) | Speed 25ft | Hero Points 1/3 | Active conditions:

works for me.


”Seelah” | Female LG Medium Human Champion 5 | HP 78/78 | AC 23 (25 w/ Shield) | 2 hero points | F +12 R +8 W +10 | Perc +8 | Default Exploration (Defend) | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Sacrum Guardians sounds fine to me.

Horizon Hunters

Male NG Half-Elf Garundi Monk 5 | HP 68/68 | AC 24/25/26 (24 Currently) |F: +11, R: +13, W: +11 | Perc: +11 | Speed 35ft | Focus Points: 1/2 |Ki Strike, Perfect Strike| Active conditions: None.

I am trying to understand the current room. Is the platform on the same level we are? Is there a reason not to just walk on onto the platform, other than possibly missing some treasure?


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It's a weird room. I don't blame you.

The platform is on the same level. You can just walk to the pillar.

Edit: Here is a quick sketch of the room's cross-section.

Horizon Hunters

Male NG Half-Elf Garundi Monk 5 | HP 68/68 | AC 24/25/26 (24 Currently) |F: +11, R: +13, W: +11 | Perc: +11 | Speed 35ft | Focus Points: 1/2 |Ki Strike, Perfect Strike| Active conditions: None.

Thank you, that is very helpful


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Kicked off combat. Siddhartha if you'd be in a slightly different position that's cool.

Horizon Hunters

Male NG Half-Elf Garundi Monk 5 | HP 68/68 | AC 24/25/26 (24 Currently) |F: +11, R: +13, W: +11 | Perc: +11 | Speed 35ft | Focus Points: 1/2 |Ki Strike, Perfect Strike| Active conditions: None.

Nope, that was a good position. I could cover either the door or the pit from there.


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Siddhartha — edited my post so you might have missed it. You destroyed the snake on your flurry. You can use your third action for something else while we wait for Fafrd to go.

Horizon Hunters

Male NG Half-Elf Garundi Monk 5 | HP 68/68 | AC 24/25/26 (24 Currently) |F: +11, R: +13, W: +11 | Perc: +11 | Speed 35ft | Focus Points: 1/2 |Ki Strike, Perfect Strike| Active conditions: None.

Apologies but a long week at work with no internet access. I am good with where and how you moved me.


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No worries!

Time to start thinking about where to go next:

- SANCTUM GUARDIANS
- PATHFINDER FOUND
- TIME TRAVEL
- LIBRARY
- ASCENSION


”Seelah” | Female LG Medium Human Champion 5 | HP 78/78 | AC 23 (25 w/ Shield) | 2 hero points | F +12 R +8 W +10 | Perc +8 | Default Exploration (Defend) | Speed 20ft | Active Conditions: None

Next on the list? Also are there any basic descriptions for these different areas? I know in past specials for PF2 there were things such as 'combat' or 'skill checks' to give an idea of what might be involved in the encounter.


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They're all pretty unique/weird; some have both combat and skills.

- Pathinder Found: Follow the white rabbit
- Time Travel: Wake a sleeping sprite
- Library: It's a library. Skill checks, maybe library denizens.
- Ascension: To the upper level of ruins. Surely there is nothing here guarding the way forward.


”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None

I am all for going from top towards bottom (eventually any other well established order ;))


”FIshhead” | Male N Small Kobold Rougue 2 | HP 22/22 | AC 18 | F +4 R +9 W +7 | Perc +7 | Default Exploration ( ?????? ) | Speed 25ft | Active Conditions: None

A question, do Pathfinders know anything about Akiton? I've been there on Starfinder front, but never as pathfinder. How does anyone know shobhads on Akiton?


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Pathfinders/astronomers/ do indeed know about Akiton. Some Pathfinders have even visited there (1e PFS had adventures there as far back as the very early seasons).

You can make a Nature check for info on the planets!

Edit: The DCs for this info are rather high (25), so it's not common knowledge either. You just happen to have a lot of people in the party who are very good at Society checks.


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What's the consensus on the bear here? Is the party going to attempt stealth checks and potentially skip a combat, or just fight it?

I am happy to roll everyones' stealth for them (it's usually a secret check anyway), but I don't want to railroad the party into a decision without their consent.

Horizon Hunters

Male NG Half-Elf Garundi Monk 5 | HP 68/68 | AC 24/25/26 (24 Currently) |F: +11, R: +13, W: +11 | Perc: +11 | Speed 35ft | Focus Points: 1/2 |Ki Strike, Perfect Strike| Active conditions: None.

My stealth is only +4, so I am pretty sure we are not all going to pass, and I am expecting combat to break out as soon as I try and fail.

Does anybody think we can pass this check as a party? If not, I think we need to prepare for combat.

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