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Ghostbitter bites in to the bad biter and the milfit is returned to the earth.

Cyne strides up and hits the leader once, but it ducks the second shot.

It draws then stabs out its shortsword at Cyne

Short Sword attack: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (4) + 9 = 13
Short Sword attack: 1d20 + 9 - 4 ⇒ (16) + 9 - 4 = 21
Sword damage: 1d6 - 1 ⇒ (5) - 1 = 4

Everyone is up again. Arak will need to save for poison. Ghostbitter needs a DC 15 flat check to end the bleeding

Status Card wrote:

ENCOUNTER The Iron Mines

Group conditions:
Round 1

Cyne - 4 hp dmg;
centipede - 1 hp dmg
Ghostbiter - 11 HP dmg; Drained 1 (-1 Max HP), bleed 1
Bowen - dmg
Arak - 10 dmg; poison stage 1
Yergi - dmg;

Mitflits -
R: Down
G: DEAD
B: DEAD
Big Mitflit

Big Bloodseeker -- DEAD

Scarab Sages

Ok. Feel free to fill out [url=https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gzBuhwFWDF92yKmDL3dIs4Sg8Zs5L5Fz6790FUSZmjA/edit#slide=id.g5b7f6227b1_0_117]Slide 2[/dice] And we should be able to start early next week.

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The Gleeful Grognard wrote:

Also, cackle is just a sustained spell with auditory and sonic traits atm. Is it meant to be AoE sustained spell, or is it really just a noisy non concentration way to sustain spells with no other benefit?

Cackle does not have the the "Concentrate" trait. It is the same effect with different traits. So you can be a Raging Witch and keep cakling!

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@Hmm

Under the old system Modules were the most time efficient way to table credits as a GM. I used them quite a bit in my final sprint to 150. So I am mixed on allowing that to be the case in PF2 as well.

This current is correction to that loop hole. Weather or not it is an over correction is now a matter of "How much real time is acceptable for 1 table credit" I can run Master of the Fallen Fortress in under 4 hours and get two table credits. Gallows of Madness is about 6 per part. I Ran Ruby Phoenix in just under 8.

Now that I think about it. I really think part of the problem is when Modules went from 32 pages to 64 pages. Then it when from 1 to 3 chronicles per module. Each being 1 level of XP and 2 Table credits. We got spoiled.

Starfinder then went to 1 chronicle for a 64 page AP, (Though an 64 page AP has more paged dedicated to support material) But, outside the early Dead Suns), those took about 10 to 16 hours per book.

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How much time it takes to play a Module has always been an issue with me and getting PFS credit. Something like Gallows of Madness could be done in about 6 hours per part. And yet that is worth 2 table credits and a level of XP each. I have not seen how "Sanctioned only" Content for AP plays out.

Under the old system certain modules were great for quickly leveling and/or getting table credits (Master of the Fallen Fortress -- GO Harsk!) They maybe take a full 8 hours (but most less) So table credit was about right, but you get accelerated XP.

The issue is that Modules are not designed with the pacing of PFS in mind. So playing one under PFS rules can very widely.

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
I had not realized that it was only 4 sessions. I was looking at it as 6-9, which is often my experience with 3 part modules that are not Gallows of Madness. If the adventures are each the size of a scenario, the compressed chronicle might make sense.

My quick take is about 6 to 8 hours per part. But i can also see going longer with groups that want to explore and get in to the background. Also if I were going to use this as part of a campaign I may exploit some of the other hooks.

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Ferious - I see it as two intersecting issues.

* Should everything printed be playable via PFS?
* And how much PFS material should be created each month/quarter to keep PFS healthy?

I found Godsmouth Hersey, the Emerald Spire, and Ruby Phoenix Tournament as good additions for PFS. The chopping up of APs and Dragons Demand did a disservice to the Adventure at the expense of creating more PFS playable content.

Right now the main thing preventing going back to the 32-page format is the editorial pipeline. So how do we find that happy medium?

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So I want to take a step back and ask: "How much new PFS playable content should be made available each month?"

At the end of PFS 1 we were getting two scenarios (8 hours) 1 AP (~12 hours sanctioned) and the occasional Adventure (4-20?)

Right now we get just the two scenarios and one quest (9 hours). So a big drop. Personally I was never a fan of APs for PFS play. In order to play them it required odd cuts and since you did not level though the book, you would play an AP then other things then back to the AP. With Adventures they were all over the place. Gallows of Madness gave you three levels. Ruby Phoenix Tournament gave you 1. At least you could play them with out interruption.

Personally, I like the newer model. But I do agree that it would be nice to get more hours of sanctioned PFS every month. Right now PFS2 is having the same starting pains of SFS. Everyone wants more now. But by next Gencon there will be a decent critical mass of scenarios and quests that playing once a week(ish) would be doable again.

Ideally I would like to see something the size and scope of Godsmouth Heresy every few months for PFS play

Scarab Sages

The Jinsuls also move around the corridor and position themselves.

Everyone is up

Status Card wrote:

Cer -- Current Time (0:00)

Group conditions:
Round 2

Patterson LXII --
Master Filament
Darin --
Officer Wilson -- 1 HP dmg
Second-1
Brookwillow

Jinusl - Red --
Jinsul - Blue --

Jinsul Mage - Green

Scarab Sages

The foulmouthed andriod's first shot is wide, but the second one more than makes up for it, hitting her in the shoulder

Gustav's ray also burns the drow some more

Dr. Gaelin scares a bat.

Gulkyn and AMOSU can still act

Status Card wrote:

CONTACT -- Current Time (0:00)

Group conditions:
Round 1

Gulkyn -- 5 SP dmg
AMOSU
The Analog Affair -- 7 SP Dmg
Gus
Gaelin

Raval -- 13 dmg
Quorlus, Blule -- dmg
Quorlus, Red -- dmg

Scarab Sages

Please enter you info on slide Slide 2

Scarab Sages

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Lore skill usefulness will vary between campaigns.

The Age of Ashes Player guide suggests many useful backgrounds/lore that would be good.

Fall of Plaugestone has others.

PFS has its own backgrounds and training that can give you additional lore. And I suspect those would be commonly used in PFS scenerios

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The Wolf Animal companion states: "Your companion is a wolf or other canine creature, such as a dog"

So you can call your companion a goblin dog, it just uses the stats listed for the animal companion.

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David knott 242 wrote:

Animal companions in PF1 had a way to replace a size increase with other ability score increases, for players who think that their animal companions are already big enough. I am surprised that PF2 did not reproduce this.

My generic response to "Why was X not included" is usually "Word Count"

I look to seeing more Animal Companion options in the next APG. Maybe some may make it to the Gamemaster guide

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Crafting allows you to "Earn Income" at your level regardless of the location you are in. For PFS this means you can earn income at level-2 in cash or at level in value of a crafted item. You don't need to spend all the time crafting. At level 5 a 4gp discount (or 12gp if you do it over two scenarios) is still better than 2gp (or 4gp) in cash you would get with normal "Earn Income"

For home games, it allows for "doing something" while time passes.

In general you are not supposed to make "great wealth" during down time. Or why else would you go adventuring :)

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Or due to the magic of the universe, It just becomes a Large Pony

Scarab Sages

You are able to locate a good area to get the station which has all the components Tradock was looking for as well as some additional presents he felt like picking up. All in all you have 7 packages of gear to carry. Each taking up one bulk and one hand (or similar appendage)to carry.

Tradock is playing with his squox on a lead in a near by green while you get the last of the packages.

Place yourselves anywhere you would like on the map and let me know who is carrying how many packages. The area is busy and crowded with other shoppers so moving around is all difficult terrain as well as the crowd is providing soft cover for anyone not adjacent.

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Coming somewhat late to this, I would like to add my favor for either making it only one session or one session that a VC has to observe. The other two sessions can be VLs or other 5-splater.

Also if you are going to require three, then I would suggest (after GenCon and Pax unplugged) to allow for GMs to request reviews when they sign up for the big conventions. Also if you allow for other 5-splaters and VLs to review, they can volunteer a review slot as well for those cons.

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Never mind. I am out for now. My Techo is only 2 so I will let others jump in and will work on them later. Seems like I currently have nothing in the 3-4 range :)

Also I am heading to Origins so that will slow down my postings.

Andrew Harasty wrote:

Depending on tier and need I will bring either:

Soldier 2
Techonomancer 3

First come, first served: Gunnz + 5 more

Player Name: Andrew Harasty
Character Name:
Character Number:
Slotted Faction:

Day Job (if applicable):

Scarab Sages

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Depending on tier and need I will bring either:

Soldier 2
Techonomancer 3

First come, first served: Gunnz + 5 more

Player Name: Andrew Harasty
Character Name:
Character Number:
Slotted Faction:

Day Job (if applicable):

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Any word on the maps for this?

Scarab Sages

Vargrant Harsk misses, but Li'l and Snooty hack at sucessfully, and Sexy turns the sparkle lizard in to a sishkabob . Tasty and spicy!

With a brief multi-colored flash the combat ends.

All that is left is the quiet drip of the leaking wall.

Scarab Sages

And so it Begins

You are in Absalom, the mighty City at the Center of the World, and you’ve always longed to explore one of the countless ruins of failed conquerors that litter the plains outside the city’s walls.

You’ve heard rumors that one of the sealed siege castles has been laid open by a minor earthquake. Word on the street is that no one has yet entered the tower, which folks are calling the “Fallen Fortress.” What better way to start a life of excitement and adventure than by exploring its long-abandoned, dusty halls and perhaps claiming its ancient treasures?

You get a notice to meet at the Wayward Finder. A man with a noticeable limp walks in and towards you. He clothing would be considered the height of fashion, about a century ago. He voice is low and wispy with a strong Ustalavian accent. "Oh good, many of you have responded to my notice. Yes? Well, it is still quite simple. There is a crumbling tower near hear that has long been abandoned, that has an artifact of significant importance. A rare and valuable McGuffin. I would go myself, my adventuring days are behind me." He notions towards his left leg. "But, you are all young, healthy, and uncursed. You should have no problems. Aside from any other spoils you find, I offer you this sum of gold for return of the valuable McGuffin."

Scarab Sages

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I would be game to run as well if you need GMs. With the standard cavate of when is good :)

Scarab Sages

We are nearing the end.
Just deal with the tablets than it is just riding off in to the sunset.

I will need everyone's email addresses; Post them here or PM me. The new reporting system will auto mail any boons and what not as well.

Scarab Sages

Meh....Having Sync issues.

Scarab Sages

Nurmair picks up the orb and feels slightly empowered.

Numair:

You feel a dark warm power and a voice or feeling of "Yes" is in your head. And you feel like making your way towards finishing this place.

While you physically hold the orb you have the following benefits:

DR 5/-; SR 18

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Thoriel tumbles in and shocks the undead monk. Jeras is able to quickly step in and finis the creature off.

Combat over.

Spells Table Status Card wrote:

Room 10/11 -- Current Time (0:04) + 8:20

Group Conditions: ; '

Thoriel - dmg ; Heroism (1:40);
Enora - dmg; False life: 15 temp hp (7:00); Sickened ; -5 movement, +6 Init and Perception
Jeras - 13 dmg; Sickened
Tull - 17 dmg; Defending the bone (35/35 DR 5/B); Sickened; divine favor; bloodrage
Menas - dmg; Mage armor (1:00); Barkskin (1:30);
Periel - dmg

Scarab Sages

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Minos As Star Shaman Same background. Just more contemplative.

Scarab Sages

The eyes and beems are 30 feet up.

Scarab Sages

As an FYI. The Traps in this all have some other "bypass' that do not require Disable Device. Though Disable Device will also work.

Scarab Sages

Map link should editable now

Scarab Sages

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So I have the following:

-- Abraham Z : TBD 2
-- Banesma : 2 Brawler (Jerrid T'Clur)
-- Neodam : 1 Bloodrager (Asgall Berdeer )
-- Helikon : 2 Kitsune sorceress
-- Xanthos : 3 Ifrit Skald (Mar Leigh)
-- Tusk the Half-Orc: 2 Shadow Walker (L'Mont Penumberton)

Please checkin on the discussion tab

Thanks

Scarab Sages

Patros steps up an quick dispatches one cockroach.

Egg's Arrows catch Pip twice off guard before he can act. Parts of his thorny exterior is shattered off.

STatus:

Pip: -28 HP

Cork can act before Pip goes

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It was a lot of fun. And I will put it down to do again for next year. Unless I can swing PaizoCon. But then I could try to do both.

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Just to put it out there. is there any chance of a tier 5-6 table being added for the Starfinder Special?

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You can put me down for a level 1 or 2 something depending how July goes.

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Much fun and meeting and having one of the authors run. Looking forward to running it for my local group.

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Put me down for a level 4 something (Op or Mystic depending on my schedule for July)

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IF there is still room, I would like to bring in my Ysoki rifleman.

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Chris Marsh wrote:
Thank goodness. I was starting to think I was the only one from those days around here!

What Color was your first box?

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New Stars, New Lodge!

If they do as much as they did with Pathfinder Beta to 1E, I should be fine. I expect much discussion and change from the published playtest to the final

A few thoughts.

I liked the idea of the Unchained action economy. I wanted to try it.

I like the Unchained NPC/Monster rules. It feels a little wonky at level 1-2 in Starfinder, but for the most part it seems to play out fine. Yes the Mobs have much higher to-hit bonuses, but I have yet to have anyone die in SFS.

I am a little mifted about restarting stars again.

GM Upaynao wrote:

OoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOo! A new Lodge? Why that is FANTASTIC!

Don't worry, I have speak with Dead from Ultima Online.

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I will add to Hmm's rant a bit.

I came back to PFS after missing seasons 3 though 6. When I saw one of my "newbie" players from San Diego get her 5th star a few years ago, I felt like I should have gotten mine as well. So I decided to work on it. I am spitting distance to my 4th now, and have a plan to get 5th elegable by Origins or PaizonCon 2019.

Not this is sort of a bit of a blow. The 150 tables are still doable, but it is the special requirement that still requires planning.

I am not sure if I will continue to crank out another 50 PFS tables over the next 14 months, or will I get my 4th star and just work on Starfinder novas. I like the "badge of honor" that goes with the stars. I just would have like some more time to relish in it before starting over again :)

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Great. I am going to have to convert "Orc and Pie" again!

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Ok. The Gameplay is up Go in and intro yourself.

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Checking in.

Mostly ready to go. Still figuring out my last relvaltion for level 4

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At the bottom of the stairs you can her sounds of the ocean beyond. You recall that you were on the cliffs of Absalom.

Place yourselves where you want to be when you open the door

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There is this company down the road from your office that could help with the hosting (okay more than one)

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If you have the boon, it would go before your first mission. Normally for such boons they are my "0" Chronicle.

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Well I would like to throw my hat in the ring:

For this I have a Vesk Technomancer. Born and raised on Absolom station so a "second generation" type thinking, knows some of his racial history, but is much more cosmopolitan. He is also on the small side for a vesk, but still his wiry and strong.

He was studying and teaching at the Arcanarium until recently. There was an incident involving a gnome and high energy magic. Now his is out and about looking for adventure.

Starship role would be science or engineering.

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