⚔ Battlecry! Playtest @ (#1-01) "The Absalom Initiation" ⚔

Game Master rainzax

A new era is beginning for the Pathfinder Society, with new recruits and new factions all excited to build connections and embark on grand adventures. The PCs are among these recruits invited to attend a welcoming party where they can meet both the old guard as well as the up-and-coming leaders. But the party's not all talk; the PCs learn of four exciting escapades in Absalom, through which they can kick off their adventuring careers!

Challenge Points: 1st/3rd/3rd/4th = 2+4+4+6 = 16pts



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Hello!

There are a couple more weeks of the Battlecry! Playtest for the (new) Commander and Guardian classes. I will be recruiting for a round two run of the season one repeatable (#1-01) "The Absalom Initiation" with 4-5 total players. This is not a FCFS game (I tend to recruit from those that have GMed for me as well as players I have enjoyed playing alongside), and will be run as a bit of a "speed run" to focus on the mechanics of the classes during skill challenges and in encounter mode. As I'd like to run the playtest material alongside other classes, I'm going to shoot for:

☆) One Commander
☆) One Guardian
☆) Two to three other classes (at least one other martial)

Who's Interested?

Grand Lodge

What tier are you wanting? Specifically what tier do you want the Commander and Guardian built at?

I'd be up to try my hand at playing a Commander, and level 3 offers more class options, of course.

Edit: Nice token at the front of the thread title :)

Edit 2: Alternatively, I have a level 2 air/water kineticist that I could bring.


Let's shoot for Level Three then.

As you are GMing a Playtest for me, I'll give you the Commander slot!


I’m interested in playing. Probably a martial, maybe a barbarian. I also have a warpriest I could quickly level up. I’d be up for playing most classes/roles.


Expectations for Commander and Guardian players.

⚔) Full, Complete, Legible character profile housed insite
⚔) Consistent Links / Complete Texts in-post provided for New Playtest Abilities (Here are 3 examples: One, Two, Three)
⚔) Use of Action Symbols for Every Post during an Encounter: (◆), (◆◆), (◆◆◆), (◇), (↺)

If you have read the Expectations above, and Agree to them, and you still want to play a Battlecry Playtest class, then state so below. Once we got everyone's interest spoken for, if two or more players vie for the same class, I will conduct a roll off!

Note: The above Expectations are relaxed a bit for non-Playtest classes (GM / Everyone probably knows how Reactive Strike and Courageous Anthem work, for example, so you needn't post links / texts for those kinds of common actions - just the "more obscure" stuff, really - and generally only the first couple times until we "learn" it as a group, etc...)

Let me know if folks have any questions?
Cheers!
=)

Grand Lodge

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I am still interested, but with PaizoCon this weekend and Memorial Day for the US residents, it may be a couple days until you get more interest.

I'm putting together my titan nagaji Commander, Captain Kullan. (Yes, the character this gets held for and applied to has a nagaji boon.)

Formerly a Marine in the Nagajor anti-piracy patrols, he was sent to Absalom and became Captain of the Nagajor Embassy Guards. When he received a new assignment back to the capital, he opted to retire instead as he didn't want to make his new-found wife relocate. As a halfling, while she wouldn't be shunned, it would be harder for her there than it is for him to pick up work in Absalom. So he took up the name of Captain Kullan after the main mountain range in Nagajor, and proudly wears the national flag on his shield.

Front-line melee Commander. This will play very differently from how Tepin was in my Battlecry! playtest game.

I'll endeavor to get his properly-formatted profile up in the next couple days.


GM rainzax wrote:

☆) One Commander

☆) One Guardian
☆) Two to three other classes (at least one other martial)

Got some slots still open.

Not in a particular hurry, just wanna get some Playtest in before the window closes!


I have a level 3 summoner ready to go.


GM rainzax wrote:
GM rainzax wrote:

☆) One Commander

☆) One Guardian
☆) Two to three other classes (at least one other martial)

Got some slots still open.

Not in a particular hurry, just wanna get some Playtest in before the window closes!

@Rainzax So 3rd level? Would love to playtest the Guardian some more.

Got a few other questions:

Free Archetype?
Ancestral Paragon?
Howl of the Wild available to use?

Grand Lodge

OceanshieldwolPF 2.5 wrote:

Got a few other questions:

Free Archetype?
Ancestral Paragon?
Howl of the Wild available to use?

I'm not the GM for this one, but I can answer at least the first one in case GM rainzax is busy.

Archetypes are not allowed under the Playtest Rules, specifically down in the Battlecry! Playtest section.

Everything else should be per normal PFS sanctioning.

Captain Kullan is ready and reporting for duty!


Thanks Nomadical.

I’m not au fait with what is or is not allowed in PFS, so I’ll await Rainzax further instruction…


Going to tentatively close Recruitment.

Nomadical w/ Commander 3
Eletido w/ Barbarian or Warpriest?
Mitch w/ Summoner 3
OceanshieldwolPF 2.5 w/ Guardian 3

Recruitment pending agreement to my terms outlined here: LINK

If these are amenable to you, please acknowledge them with an affirmative post, and go ahead and dot into the Gameplay thread: LINK

Questions:

FA and AP are a no-go per the Playtest Guidelines, which I will uphold with due diligence. However, if Howl of the Wild is to be sanctioned by the time we officially begin in the next few days (I have asked the community HERE), then yes, it will be among the legal options for this PFS game normally.

How many days do folks need to create their Playest characters?


@GM rainzax, I didn't understand that you were planning an actual PFS game for this. I'm still new to PFS and only have access to level 1 characters. I could grab a pregen but not sure if that fits with what you want to get out of running the game.


GM rainzax wrote:

If these are amenable to you, please acknowledge them with an affirmative post, and go ahead and dot into the Gameplay thread: LINK

Works for me!


Eletido wrote:
@GM rainzax, I didn't understand that you were planning an actual PFS game for this. I'm still new to PFS and only have access to level 1 characters. I could grab a pregen but not sure if that fits with what you want to get out of running the game.

Doesn't change anything for me - you are welcome to the seat with what you got, as level 1 is within the level range (1st-4th) of this scenario.

As an aside, level 1 is great for this scenario narrative-wise, because it is an Initiation!

Let me know how you wanna play it?

Grand Lodge

Howl of the Wild is fully sanctioned.

Character Options 

It's about half way down the list of source books.

And the level 1 will get a level bump from the rest of us.


@Rainzax: I’m a little confused by Eletido’s post and your subsequent response: I have no interaction with PFS. I don’t really want to either - is it a requirement for your Playtest, because I don’t see that in your Recruitment post?

And if I’m not in PFS, then I can only make a 1st level character? Sorry if I have missed something/am being more than usually obtuse….


This is a PFS game.

If you want no interaction, then you must step down.

What level you can be is in the link I provided above: Link

Let me know how you wanna play it.


Sounds good. I’ll bring a level 1 martial/martial-ish character of some kind. Open to suggestions on class selection.


Okay, sorry for the confusion, I’ll retract my interest. Apologies, and hope you guys have fun putting the Commander and the Guardian through their paces.

I was interested in making a Large awakened animal to see how more sides to flank/be flanked and for allies to be adjacent to interacts with the various Guardian abilities…which I think would be good for *someone* to playtest…


Eletido wrote:
Sounds good. I’ll bring a level 1 martial/martial-ish character of some kind. Open to suggestions on class selection.

Luchador!

Grand Lodge

Eletido wrote:
Sounds good. I’ll bring a level 1 martial/martial-ish character of some kind. Open to suggestions on class selection.

You could use a level 3 pregen if you don't have anything ready. Then apply the credit down to your level 1. And a party can always use a rogue...


Tentatively opening recruitment once more.

See first posts for details!


Can I bring a level 4 warrior bard? I'd need to get her a profile but I should be good. Hell she played with a commander recently.


Going to tentatively close Recruitment once more.

Nomadical w/ Commander 3
Eletido w/ martial/martial-ish character 1
Mitch w/ Summoner 3
MadScientistWorking w/ Warrior Bard 4

Recruitment pending agreement to my terms outlined here: LINK

If these are amenable to you, please acknowledge them with an affirmative post, and go ahead and dot into the Gameplay thread: LINK

⚔⚔⚔

May proceed with who we have, may take a last-minute 5th Defender!...


GM rainzax wrote:

Going to tentatively close Recruitment once more.

Nomadical w/ Commander 3
Eletido w/ martial/martial-ish character 1
Mitch w/ Summoner 3
MadScientistWorking w/ Warrior Bard 4

Recruitment pending agreement to my terms outlined here: LINK

If these are amenable to you, please acknowledge them with an affirmative post, and go ahead and dot into the Gameplay thread: LINK

⚔⚔⚔

May proceed with who we have, may take a last-minute 5th Defender!...

Rainzax - do you mean Guardian when you say “Defender”. I noticed your playtest Character Knab also lists “Defender” in his alias lines, but has Guardian abilities?!? Am I confused or is Defender an archetype or Champion subclass?


I'm good with the expectations as stated above.

Running a bit slow on energy and focus tonight, so I'll have a character ready to go ASAP tomorrow AM. Currently leaning towards a Monk, but we'll see if that changes over night.


Yeah I'm good with the expectations too. I'll get my character profile ready in a few minutes.


Last minute call for a Guardian to join us?...

=)

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