Friday morning, 2017


Event organized by Paizo Roleplaying Game

Escape from Briarstone Asylum

Friday morning, 9:00 am–12:00 pm, 2017 • Olympic 2

Strap in for a harrowing time as you play characters that awake in an asylum plunged into chaos! Your characters must escape the asylum alive as all manner of weird and horrific creatures prey upon you. This is more than just a game session! Ben Loomes of Syrinscape fame will DJ as Adam Daigle leads the unfortunate victims through the experience—all with an audience on hand to witness the terror. Audience members are welcome on a first-come-first-served basis!

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Event # 94297
When PaizoCon 2017:
Where DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Olympic 2
18740 International Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98188
Category Pathfinder RPG Roleplaying Game
Game Master Adam Daigle, Benjamin Loomes
Age Rating 13+
Complexity Normal
Experience Required Novice
Materials Required Character
Character All characters for this event are 1st-level characters using 20 point-buy and 150 gp for starting gear. All Paizo material is accepted.
Players have the option of using pre-generated characters provided by Game Master

Paizo Employee Developer

Hey folks!

If you get this event as part of the lottery, let me know here on this thread. I'll be checking in regularly in case any has any questions about characters or whatnot.


Adam Daigle wrote:

Hey folks!

If you get this event as part of the lottery, let me know here on this thread. I'll be checking in regularly in case any has any questions about characters or whatnot.

Hey Adam!

I do in fact have a question about this awesome sounding event.

What happens when I sign up for this event with a buddy but I just want to watch this event as part of the audience and they want a chance to play in it? Is there some way to note this?

Shadow Lodge Contributor, RPG Superstar 2010 Top 8

I am not Adam, but if you and your buddy get this in the event lottery, you should be able to trade/transfer/give up your ticket separately from your friend.


Benchak the Nightstalker wrote:
I am not Adam, but if you and your buddy get this in the event lottery, you should be able to trade/transfer/give up your ticket separately from your friend.

Sweet, thanks for the suggestion! I just didn't want to risk messing my friend up who wanted to play in it.

Paizo Employee Developer

Backing up Ben, this is my understanding as well.


Will this spoil any of Strange Aeons book 1.
I am in a group that is only about a 1/4 through the book.

Paizo Employee Developer

huntsfromshadow wrote:

Will this spoil any of Strange Aeons book 1.

I am in a group that is only about a 1/4 through the book.

Almost certainly. It's going to include many of the same monsters, threats, and enemies that fill the asylum in the Adventure Path (as well as the map), but I don't plan on using the exact same plot elements. (For example, the amnesia aspect isn't going to be a driving factor for such a brief game experience. It's pretty much going to be about survival in a difficult situation.)

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

Fingers crossed on this. It sounds like a blast.

Paizo Employee Developer

I'm in! I'm looking forward to this!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I'm in! This sounds AMAZING!

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

Looks like you're all stuck with me!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Robert Brookes wrote:
Looks like you're all stuck with me!

Woo-hoo!

The Exchange

Hooray. Luck prevails.

Hello. My name is Vinny. I got lucky and won this event in the lottery. Anything I need to know for this event?

Paizo Employee Developer

Congrats, y'all! Looks like we have a good group shaping up for this one!

Once we have a full idea of who's playing in this, let's start talking characters.

Vinny, this event is going to be a fun and creepy survival event complete with awesome sounds provided by Syrinscape creator Ben Loomes.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

Given the amnesia element to this, I'd be totally down if everyone wanted to make characters and then randomly swap them at the start of play, so we really have no idea what to expect. But I'm also not sure how modified this'll be from the book, given the runtime.

Paizo Employee Developer

I'm not sure how much the amnesia element is going to come into play in this necessarily, but that's a fun idea. I'm game for pretty much anything that gets group consensus.

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

That was my thought, too. It could be a fun way to give it some weight, even if the story ties don't come up, provided everyone's on board.


I'm also in. Really looking forward to meeting and playing with everyone, especially since I've worked with some of you before.

Rob, I really like the idea of swapping characters around. I think it'd be really interesting to see how each of us handles another player's character. Might also be fun to get a class we're not used to.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Robert: That's an amazing idea! I'm in!

Paizo Employee Developer

Oh, that sounds cool! My immediate thought is to play someone's long lost twin. Might be fun!


Any limits on races for this (I see it says all Paizo material is accepted, but wanted to check before I made someone a strix summoner synthesist who's cursed with wereraptor-ism).

Paizo Employee Developer

I'd greatly prefer people bring characters that are thematically appropriate to someone that might wake up in an asylum in Ustalav, but I can run with whatever.


I've got a character just about done for this; are we doing traits? Background skills? Any other things I'm not asking?

Also, do people want to discuss at all what type of characters we're building or just have it be a surprise when we start? I'm happy either way.

Liberty's Edge

Hey everyone - I would love to get into this game! If you are interested in either of the two events listed below, and would be interested in trading, please check out the Event Trading section or PM me:

Trail of the Apprentice: The Bandit's Cave
Friday afternoon, 2:00–6:00 pm
Info

or

Long Odds on Cragrapid Rock
Sunday afternoon, 5:00–11:30 pm
Info

Thanks!!!

Paizo Employee Developer

Jacob W. Michaels wrote:

I've got a character just about done for this; are we doing traits? Background skills? Any other things I'm not asking?

Also, do people want to discuss at all what type of characters we're building or just have it be a surprise when we start? I'm happy either way.

Go ahead and pick two traits, with at least one being a campaign trait from the Player's Guide.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I have a character concept for this game, but I haven't yet started putting it together.

Adam: Do you want to see our submissions before the con?

Lantern Lodge RPG Superstar 2014 Top 4

I'm going to put together three or four characters and then have somebody randomly pick which one I play (if I don't wind up just hot-swapping with another player before-hand). If we wind up needing extra characters, we'll have those too.


I'm definitely still up for swapping.

The Exchange

I like your idea Robert. I'll also make a couple of characters and have someone randomly determine which one I play.

Paizo Employee Developer

Haladir wrote:

I have a character concept for this game, but I haven't yet started putting it together.

Adam: Do you want to see our submissions before the con?

I don't feel like I need to see y'all's characters, but if anyone wants to run anything by me, feel free to either post here in this thread or email me directly.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16

So my flight, which originally was supposed to get me in at noon Thursday, was just cancelled. So I'm not going to be able to play. So bummed. Was REALLY looking forward to the game and meeting all of you. Hopefully will get there sometime Friday!


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

My flight was also canceled, and it looks like there's nothing that can get me there before Sat afternoon. It's looking like no Paiocon for me this year after all.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16

I'm going Saturday. Screw it! Where are you flying out of, Haladir?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Philadelphia. I could have gotten on standby for a four-stop flight that would arrive at 8PM Friday, but nothing guaranteed to arrive before 1PM Sat. Not worth going at that point. Won't be there at all this year.

"Disappointed" doesn't really cover how I feel.

And, there are no flights home until late Saturday night. I'm going to try to rent a car one-way just to get back home.

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16, RPG Superstar 2012 Top 16

Oh, we must have been sitting in the terminal together. Too bad we didn't know.

For what it's worth, I called American today (like half an hour ago) and they booked me on that same flight tonight. Hope you'll see this in time.1-800-446-7834. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I ended up canceling and just going home. I didn't think that missing half the con would be worth it.

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