I have to admit, when Skulls and Shackles came out for 1e...it was fun to play and on a whim I ended creating what would be one of my favorite characters. I made a Swashbuckler/Witch.
For something in 2e, I would love to see more information about the cultures of the oceans. Such as more about the Azarketi, info about the Bonuwat, etc. Maybe the introduction of either just spells for... or an actual witch build of a Sea Witch. I would love some spells (or maybe a magic item) like in 1e where you could polymorph yourself into sea creatures such as a Cecaelia.
I also agree about more info on ships, maybe even a way you can even get one as a PFS player character?
Another question I have is regarding the Houses of Taldor. Are the four or five common ones the only one? Or are there other houses as well? For instance, years back I had found a 3PP source that provided in depth information for House Branas. Liked what I read so I made my Taldan Fighter / Beastmaster from House Branas so he could have a companion animal who is now a large lion from the Taldek Plains that he can actually ride into battle.
Well, you also have the issue of some ancestries, such as Dwarves, while potientally friendly with other races would never willingly mate with a non-Dwarf.
Good, because one of the new scenarios sounds almost like it was written for her. :)
LO: Legends has some strong hinting about Choral the Conqueror's nature and potential return, which has me hoping we'll get a proper Brevoy AP at some point. I think dealing with a returned dragon-king and the inevitable Brevic civil war sounds like a perfect 11-20 campaign.
Sounds fun. Ever since 1e I have had an interest in Brevoy, specifically House Garess. I am of predominantly Celtic and Germanic descent and had been told at one time that Brevoy was probably the closest to the Highlands. Unfortunately, all I ever see is referring basically to just House Surtova and not much else.
Bizzare Beasts Boozer wrote:
Never read the novel and stopped watching after "The Red Wedding." Wish a Companion or something could be published that covered the Houses of Brevoy more in depth. Since from my understanding, the AP only focuses on one or two of the Houses.
I have been curious about this. What would be the "real world" equivalent to Brevoy. Have heard some say Russia, some say The Celts, some say The Cossacks.
From what I envision it, I would say....possibly Ukrainian Cossacks with a mix of the Celtic Highlands? I am interested to see what others' take on it would be.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Thank you. Had heard it a few times from a couple of people in our local group but not sure where they heard it from.
Sebastian Hirsch wrote:
Where would this be better located then?
I am having serious problems trying to access the PFS Sessiontracker. Everytime I try to log on it tells me I have the wrong credentials and when I request to reset my password it says it sends it but in fact never does.
Can someone please help me with this as my groups depend on session tracker for us to keep what we can play up-to-date. Please and thank you.
And that is the problem with the DCs in 2e. More often than not they are written so that most will not be able to achieve them at low levels. I have played several games where only 1 or sometimes none can make the rolls. Of course, this makes it not very fun for people to play the scenarios when they are made to feel useless on checks.
Ferious Thune wrote:
So does this mean that the Kukri is treated as a simple weapon for Gnomes (like in the Gnome Weapon Familiarity feat)? Or do they just have access to them as a martial weapon?
So, they would be treated more like innate spells then, as opposed to actual Focus Spells?
Jack Brown wrote:
Not to mention, I have found in the ones I have run so far, these awkward breaks in block text allow the players to begin doing their own thing while I am trying to find the rest of the block text.
Another problem I encounter often is how when the hand outs are made to have flavor of the scenario, the text themselves are often hard to read. If you are going to insist on making the handouts with the story's flavor, maybe increase the size of the font or pick a different font that would be easier to read?
Also, I agree with Nefreet. I often have to pause the game so I can decipher what I can read to the PCs (outside of the block text) and what they shouldn't know at that point.
Nope, I have problems with that too. There are a number of things I try to "purchase" and get the message that my character doesn't qualify for the boon.
If you're only talking katana, then Avid Collector is an easy fix. Its fairly cheap for a boon. I bought it for my Tian warrior because I got tired of waiting for a regional list. Though that's not a great solution if you want a collection of Tian-themed weapons.
Once again the problem is it might provide access but does not provide proficiency in the item.
Blake's Tiger wrote:
I agree, while scimitar is the best choice construction-wise to a cutlass...besides Forceful there is no reason to use it. Although, looking at the description of the Shortsword...nothing says it couldn't have been forged to look like a cutlass as both are slashing and stabbing weapons. So I suppose until an actual cutlass is made that a swashbuckler can take advantage of (Precise Strike, etc) then I see no reason I can't go with a Shortsword. Especially since a rapier is not what my specific character would use.
Another issue from how it is explained to me is that yes, that boon and others may grant you access to an item but you still don't get proficiency in that item. And then normally when you take a feat to gain proficiency in that item it will not advance when your proficiencies increase in gameplay.
Ferious Thune wrote:
I completely agree. This has been made such an unnecessarily complicated system when it comes to such things. "You can't use that weapon, you don't have Access to it. "Well, you have Access to it but you don't have Proficiency. Well, you have feats that give you proficiency but it won't scale without more feats. Oh, ok, of all these weapons, you only have proficiency that will actually scale in this small handful of weapons."
I have a character I have brought along for years. She is based off a character I saw on a tv movie and she became my character for Skulls and Shackles, which then led to her being one of my favorite characters in PFS1, which led to her being one of my 2e characters. In she is a Witch and Swashbuckler combo.
My question is, I would prefer her to have a cutlass rather than a rapier. Is there any way known to make a scimitar a finesse weapon in 2e? If not, may I suggest that in the near future maybe a feat (general or maybe even skill) or a magical item (like a talisman or a weapon wrap, etc) be made which could allow one to use a one-handed weapon as a finesse weapon that would allow it to be used with Precise Strike or Sneak Attack?
It all depends on where you live. For instance, our group has been able to play in person for most of the pandemic so far. It is possible to play in person, just have to look into exactly what your state or local restrictions are. We have been using Warhorn so we could limit attendance to one table, and making that table so it provides adequate distancing for the players and GM.
Alex Speidel wrote:
Thanks for the help Alex.
Sebastian Hirsch wrote:
They are not that vulnerable, especially if the party has some healing spells, but alas, it seems likely that if the unique companion dies, you need to consider getting it resurrected.
But would it be possible to resurrect a unique companion like the Fiery Leopard as it takes a specific boon to get it in the first place?