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SkålCon is second to none and it's not even close.

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I'll be there like always but going really light on the schedule this year. Definitely going to be a fun, relaxing weekend.

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Maps used for the scenario?

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Hey everyone! I have a 5 Soldier I'll be bringing. Will post the stats/info tonight after work.

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Hey, sorry for this, but I don't have the bandwidth for another PbP game currently. Got offered OT at work and with my wife's car needing repair and vacation to save up for, I need the extra money. I'm gonna bow out. Sorry everyone.

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Hey everyone, I'm willing to step in and your 6th player. I have a 14.2 Magus-Blackblade that I'm willing to throw in the woodchipper play. He's my "dash 1" and would just need to make sure he's up-to-date. When is the start date?

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Janzi will whip out his laser pistol, take a quick look at it, shrug, and fire a pot shot.

pew: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (10) + 5 = 151d4 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3

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Make it on Sunday and I'm SO IN.

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Ahh... my favorite convention of the year. Looking forward to another great one!

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Playing as 4th level Raia.

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The hamsters powering their servers must be dying. I sent them directions to the nearest pet store which is 5 minutes away.

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I'll be the thorn in the side for answers. Already happened on the product side of Starfinder and I got the answers from someone. Should I be nicer? Probably, but I'm not. It's a simple as that.

I'm done posting here. I have nothing else to add to my opinion.

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Nope, it's a boneheaded move by OPF leadership to require old, rare boons to be used in this manner.

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I technically have 2 Aasimar boons unused but one has been earmarked for the Ganzi. I hope we get some answers about this though.

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So, either they are putting Aasimar/Tiefling boons back into rotation or whoever thought of voltroning race boons that are 2+ years out of print is an idiot.

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...Hail Razmir

+1 for making this a campaign arc. More victims disciples are needed.

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Mark Norfolk wrote:
On the hex map some of the hexes are not aligned perfectly with the rest of the grid.

You probably mean the squares, as there should be no hexes on this map. ;-)

Is this the case on the pdf or on the actual print product flip-mat?
And how many squares are we talking about?

Thank you all for the replies. :-)

It's a lot better than the Basic Terrain map (disaster) but if you have 2 of these maps (both sides showing) and align them short-end to short-end, they won't match. The quality control of these flipmats as compared to the normal Pathfinder ones are lackluster and I'm being nice about that.

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The grid lines on both sides don't seem to match up. Any reason why this is?

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Definitely one weekend I look forward to every year. I had an absolute blast running Yesteryear's Truth on Saturday afternoon and, of course, the special with TOZ, Mrs. TOZ, Wei Ji, and Keith plus other yahoos. Thank you to Thursty and Jaye Sonia for two awesome games of Starfinder/B&BM.

Thank you to all the organizers of such a wonderful convention. I'm glad that I could be a part of it and can't wait for next year already.

Thank you for all that you do.

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TwilightKnight wrote:
Has anyone spoken directly to Paizo customer service or any staffers about the issue of the grid being off? I mean technically speaking, the cover says, "24"x30" mat...1" squares on each side." Well, we have already established the 1" squares is inaccurate. I would think that Paizo would honor replacements whenever a corrected version of the map is released.

I sent an email to Customer Service on September 2nd and have not heard back from them yet. Really hope they reply soon.

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Chris, look at pg 322 under Changing Roles. Your answer is there. You can change roles in the middle of combat (ex: captain to gunner).

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You have a gecko-riding Grippli that has levels in Hell Knight show up.

...oh wait, I have one. XD

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Chris, your bolded text is not how Snap Shot works. The minor action is for those ships that don't have a gunner. Their example used a Tiny starship that has a crew of one as the Pilot. That person could use Snap Shot as nobody else is a gunner.

If one person takes a gunnery action during the Gunnery phase, Snap Shot can not be used even if that means one or more weapons remained un-fired.

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With this QC failure, these need to be reprinted now. I purchased 2 of each SF flipmat only to find out they were badly printed. I'm NOT happy.

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Good point. Yea, my role will be decided a little later once everyone else gets an idea on what they want to play.

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I plan on making an Operative. The best starship role for me would be Pilot but I can also be an Engineering backup.

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I hope to come up with an idea later today or tomorrow. November 6 will be tough for me as I'll be in Japan that week. I will do my best to make some sort of post each day that week.

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While I don't have a Lore Warden myself, I know plenty of people that do. Here's my take on this situation. The original Lore Warden seems too good that there's almost no reason to NOT take it over a regular Fighter. Seems to me that Lore Wardens are better at combat maneuvers than Maneuver Master Monks. That sounds like an issue.

I would support full rebuilds for PCs that have levels in Lore Warden; however, I cannot support grandfathering. Balance changes happen for a reason and this new version looks to be more reasonable. I feel that grandfathering the Summoners of old was a mistake and while LW is not on that level, they needed to be hit with the Nerf Bat.

Calling Nerf Bat...

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Funniest PFS moments?

3 Gripplis riding a Nagaji Cleric Voltron-style enter The Wounded Wisp.

Everyone died.

TPK in Wounded Wisp with the author running it. Best. Table. Evar.

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BOOM! Registered.

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Thunderspirit and I will be in MLPS through Monday for other shenanigans because who doesn't like shenanigans!

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It depends on the SkalCon schedule and if we did end up playing that, it'd have to be low tier. I've already played it with my Grippli Hell Knight.

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HKFT is 7 and I have another one at 3 right now.

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Starglim wrote:

linked

Earlier in reference to Tier 1, A character's level must always be in-tier for the adventure she is playing.

Thank you!

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http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lj17?OPC-Log-15-Arodus-4716#14

See the blog post from Tonya that I've linked above. You can only play characters that are within tier.

So, Master of the Fallen Fortress can only be played with 1st level characters. Same with First Steps part 1.

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From a technical standpoint, yes you can play them at level 2.

From a practical standpoint, why?

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Terminalmancer wrote:
Aaron C. Malone wrote:
Terminalmancer wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


So...

The paradox is that a GM can get double credit for MoFF but a player can't play it at L2 and only gets 1 exp?

I'm not trying to upset the apple cart here, honest.

While most people think it's a bad idea to play MotFF at level 2, page 18 of the current guide would appear to be crystal clear: players can play it at level 2 once, just as with any other 1 or 1-2 subtier adventure. Ill-advised or not! :)

You cannot play Master of the Fallen Fortress at level 2. It is strictly Tier 1 and it's the only one out there like it.

Yes, it is Tier 1. However:

Page 18 of the Guide to Organized Play wrote:

EVERGREEN ADVENTURES

All Tier 1 and 1-2 adventures can be replayed an unlimited number of times with a 1st-level character for credit. The Tier 1 and 1–2 adventures can also be played with a 2nd-level character once for credit in each campaign mode (Core and Standard Modes).

Unless someone's heard that this line from the Guide is in error (in which case, please say so!) you're able to play MotFF at level 2.

Thinking about it, this means my level ranges for some of the other scenarios (etc) are probably wrong since stuff like First Steps Part 1 is also a Tier 1 adventure and should be playable once at level 2.

Either it was changed or it was not intended for that to happen with MotFF and First Steps. I would never want to play or run those with level 2 characters anyway.

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Terminalmancer wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


So...

The paradox is that a GM can get double credit for MoFF but a player can't play it at L2 and only gets 1 exp?

I'm not trying to upset the apple cart here, honest.

While most people think it's a bad idea to play MotFF at level 2, page 18 of the current guide would appear to be crystal clear: players can play it at level 2 once, just as with any other 1 or 1-2 subtier adventure. Ill-advised or not! :)

You cannot play Master of the Fallen Fortress at level 2. It is strictly Tier 1 and it's the only one out there like it.

EDIT: The only other one that's strictly Tier 1 is First Steps - Part 1. Both don't allow level 2 characters.

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


So...

The paradox is that a GM can get double credit for MoFF but a player can't play it at L2 and only gets 1 exp?

I'm not trying to upset the apple cart here, honest.

Yep, and only 1 Prestige Point as well. It's one of the old RPG Day mods.

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MisterSlanky wrote:
The rarest sighting for me are Chained Summoners - and they likely will continue to be rarer and rarer.

They can stay that way! :)

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I have a level 13 Aether Kineticist and I absolutely love having the Telekinetic Invisibility. It's such a nice tool to have in your repertoire.

I would just err on the side of caution referring to what John Compton said in your other thread. Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should.

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Sam King wrote:
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Joe the Devout wrote:
4-26 The Waking Rune: Didn't know there was anything special about this scenario, not sure if the other players at the table knew there was something special about this scenario. We were not prepared... My character plane shifted away when he was the last one standing.
Haven't played it yet, but I think that scenario would call for me releasing the kraken APG summoner who blows through scrolls of Evolution Surge/Greater Evolution Surge like candy.

Sad to say that will not necessarily help you, at all. My only played TPK (kinda, one guy got away) was in that very scenario. I'll spare spoiling it, but despite all of us having particularly strong builds, our GM was crafty and we, foolishly, opted for hard mode.

-note-
The changes due to hard mode actually wasn't even what killed us, we did fine against those.

While not a TPK, there was a player death that was of particular amazement for me. We were in a crowd of people, waiting for an ambush we knew was going to happen. A few of us were hidden, a few of us in the crowd. The ambush occurs, and we're all trying to find where a specific pair of arrows came from, but came up with nothing. The next round our level 8 paladin (88hp) went from full health to -71 and nobody saw where it came from. The rogue spotted the attacker the following round, and the immediate area got hammered so hard I'd wager the stain was still there where it not for the extensive damages to the building.

I'd never seen someone get turned into a fine red mist like that before. o_o

** spoiler omitted **

I saw that happen as my friend was running that table and knowing how deadly that BBEG was after running that scenario. After the second natural 20, I walked away cringing.

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GM Hmm wrote:

Don't you dare. You promised me a hell frog, and you're going to deliver one!

Hmm

As long as I don't have the plague (nuking said plague from orbit with drugs), you will be seeing a Hell Frog.

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Well, that means I'll be staying home...

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Good friend of mine has a Ganzi Oracle and I'm in the works on making a Ganzi Living Monolith. Other drawing board projects are a possible Ratfolk Psychic and a melee-Kineticist.

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I have a Grippli Hell Knight that rides a Giant Gecko into battle to avenge the loss of his 3 brethren who perished in The Wounded Wisp a few months ago.

Yes. A Grippli. Riding a gecko. In full hell knight plate. It's awesome.

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PM'd.

wellsmv wrote:

+1 feedback with Viscera

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I still the following boons to trade

mounted tradition
custom order
prosperity
numerian weapon training

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There is a very, very good chance that I could make it!! Just need to get the time off confirmed and find a place to stay/crash for the weekend. I'd love to play my Kineticist in RftRK as he's level 13. Would be awesome seeing all of you again!

-Aaron

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I'm imagining John Compton sitting in a big chair at PaizoCon and having all the players sitting on the floor as the story is being read.

**roaring fire behind the chair** "Gather 'round everyone... I have a story for you!..."

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