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There have been some very close moments so far, but this was my first actual PC kill.

Name of PC: "Her Corpulence" Vraya the Sanguine
Class/Level: Nagaji Sorcerer 5
Adventure: Misgivings
Catalyst: Foxglove Manor
Story: The party had made their way up to the second floor where, upon entering Traver Foxglove's bedroom, the first party member inside made his saving throw. However, as soon as they had, Vraya entered the bedroom and failed her saves. Before anyone could react, Vraya made her way to the desk and grabbed the jagged wood. Where they proceeded to jab themself in the neck, resulting in their death.


So, is there a limit on how many companions a BM has? I understand that at 4th level a ranger finally gets a companion, but would it be only one companion at that point? For instance, I want to build up my BM so he has a tiger as his primary, then an eagle and 2 ferrets for minor stuff. How would that work?


I do have the boon that allows me to replay We Be Goblins.


I would like to try PbP but I have almost no 1-5 scenarios I can actually play. Modules are a better choice for me. However, the characters I am looking to advance are :

Andrei (Bounty Hunter 2)
- Is from Varisia, so any Varisian based scenes
-Any scenarios that benefit Exchange members

Maldrek (rogue 1)
- Scenarios that benefit Concordance members

Kashallith (Gravewalker 2)
- Is from Ustalav, so any scenarios set there

Dar (Beastmaster 2)

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Would it really be making a naturally aquatic race (ie aquatic elf, undine, etc) over-powered or give them an unfair advantage if they were either started with the Tongue of the Sea language block, or give it as an alternate race option to those races?


Fire Dancer wrote:
Chess Pwn wrote:
Fire Dancer wrote:

actually not sure about the other classes (I'll try to update this PC so you can see what she is like currently) - my Stats really aren't likely to support much in the way of a more Martial class.

Going Tatooed Sorcerer would give me access to an expanded spell list (mostly for use of wands of spells like obscuring mist) - and that is very nice. The Fighter is tempting for the extra feat (as I need to re-train one to get Sparky... Fighter would mean I wouldn't have to retrain...)

The fighter archetype that gets a familiar trades away it's bonus feat.
Ouch! Thanks! right you are. so much less likely to take this after all...(and that's why I'm checking out here, just to be sure I do it correctly).

I believe that the extra feat that you get by taking a level in fighter has to be a combat feat. So you would still have to retrain something and I'm not sure if you can retrain the combat feat (someone could answer that better than me).

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So how does this work with the Beastmaster Archtype?

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Is there not a House colors and Crest that is canon to House Germande?

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Thanks for pointing that out. Although it is stupid, IMO, that aquatic elves end up with languages like draconic, orc and gnoll when they are no where near those races. I actually wouldn't have a problem that for aquatic elves Common would not be a starting language for them.

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Well, there is the specific languages for and elf plus the certain other ones if the character has high INT. If an elf trades their languages in the stat block for Tongue of the Sea, they get a different series. There is a specific block of languages for the Aquatic Elf, but those languages include Orc and Gnoll and such. It would make more sense to me if the Aquatic Elf can make that same trade to get Tongue of the Sea, as they are both elves.

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I was looking at Nethys and saw in the Race entry for Elves is says that it is possible to take Tongue of the Sea to replace the standard languages of the elf. I am wondering if anyone knows if that can be applied to languages for an aquatic elf as per the entry for aquatic elves, as the languages listed don't make sense for an aquatic elf.

I realize that was a bit awkward way to phrase the question but if you have questions, make a message and I will try to clarify.

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I would love to attend Paizocon, but there is no way I can afford the hotel room expense to be able to attend.


Was curious if anyone has an idea of what I can use for my Fanglord ranger. He uses a bow and probably would wear a hooded cloak, if that helps.


We called ours Besmara's Dance. But the one I got for my character in PFS version (she is a Shackles Corsair and a Sea Witch based on Uma from Descendants) will be the Sea Witch I believe.

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TOZ wrote:
I didn't GM for the rewards.

I'm looking more at if the credit for the games, the characters we are applying that credit to, etc won't exist when 2.0 goes online...then what's the point? Same as PC's. What the point to play anything anymore if in a year we lose our favorite characters and everything we have accomplished on them?

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Janice Piette wrote:

While I like the idea of not wasting paper, I am against a digital-only solution.

The reality is that many games already never get reported online, or are reported incorrectly. Increasing the number of things that need to be reported will only make for more opportunities to get things wrong.

As a GM, I don’t need the extra burden of reporting detailed data, and dealing with players who dispute the online record. As a player, I don’t want my characters’ rewards to rely on the reporting accuracy of someone that I may never see again.

I agree about the digital suggestion. The use of online tools is good, if you have a large enough community or a permanent facility to play in. But like our area our choices are a gaming store where basically no one has access to the internet or a community center where there are very few places for people to plug into. A "digital-only" solution is only good for larger cities with a permanent and tech-friendly venue.

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Saint Caleth wrote:

I have several characters registered with 0 XP, just a name as well as a number of low level characters I won't get to play to that high a level before the changeover.

I want a way to port some of the names over, even if it's not the same character, and only a spiritual successor.

I agree. If switching to 2.0 equates to having to scrap everything accomplished already with our characters, let us rebuild our characters under the same names if we want. Afterall, I put alot of time, effort, thought and heart into the creation of my characters.

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So, does this mean I should just stop agreeing to GM until 2.0 is brought online? Afteall it is sounding like those of us who have played/GM'd many of the games will be getting hosed. Maybe you can just start everyone over since it is sounding like PFS will be made obsolete.

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A Baronet is the lowest level of noble as they are a "non-landed" (having been granted a title with no land) noble.

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I recently played the scenario that allows one to use the butchering axe. My problem is I am a Titan Fighter/Barbarian and was hoping to eventually make a large butchering axe for his weapon. Is this possible or is he limited to only the axe from the scenario?

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So I am assuming this means as long as I am level 5 or higher, I can buy a CR4 large-sized grizzly bear. Does the 1.5 x base cost still apply for it to be combat trained?


Too bad. I have a Viking that I wanted to make patterned after the Valkyrie.

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Can a character above 5HD purchase a CR4 grizzly bear to have as a pet?


Is it PFS legal though?

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I keep running into the problem of having to be prepared to run games at a moment's notice as we live in 2 university cities so what is scheduled can't always be run. Is there a printable tracking sheet I can use to keep track of the scenarios I run at a glance so I can quickly find out which scenarios I can run? And I don't have face book or anything like that.

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Ok, they (Aquatic Elf) can't be a PC's race...but can they be the parent of a PC as long as it's only for flavoring and the PC does not actually get any benefits from that parent?

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Are they free?

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Does it matter if I am from another part of the country?

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Kate Baker wrote:

No, that should be correct. The other elf racial subtypes in the Advanced Race Guide are savage elf and tower elf, so those would be legal.

The aquatic elf is detailed in Blood of the Sea, and the Additional Resources page for that source doesn't list the race as being legal. (I'm not sure if there's somewhere else that the aquatic elf appears, but I'm not seeing it in the Advanced Race Guide.)

It looks like all the GM slots are full for OutPost, but there is lots of room to sign up as a player! That would help introduce you to play-by-post, if you haven't tried it out yet, and you'd be more prepared to GM at the next one. The convention support boons tend to show up in the Boon Trading thread for a while, so getting a different race boon later will probably let you trade for the one you want.

Thanks for the information. The legality of the subrace really throws a wrench in my plans for her, guess I will have to work around it. Yeah, have never done any play-by-post. Didn't even know that was a thing for PFS.

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Kate Baker wrote:

There is always the option of online conventions. They are totally free!

There is information here on the next play-by-post convention, OutPost I.

So, even though it says in the Additional Resources entry for the Advanced Race Guide " all racial subtypes except arctic and dusk elves, are legal for play." Is this an erroneous statement then? Also, isn't it too late to sign up for GMing a game?

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So those of us who are poor are punished because we can't afford to attend cons?

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Kate Baker wrote:
The current boon you receive for GMing at a con allows it, but you can't without that.

Unfortunately I can never afford to ever attend a Con.

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I am getting conflicting information...can an Aquatic Elf be a player character?

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Andrew Shumate wrote:

Just wanted to give a quick shoutout to the campaign management. I really like way that the replay boon was implemented. It's a nice incentive to keep GMming, and it allows for the flexibility of replays without giving them out willy-nilly. Excellent work.

For those of you who don't know, the replay boons allow GMs to list the names and dates of scenarios ran. 5 scenarios = 1 recharged star. Considering that you also cannot replay a scenario more than once, I think that this is extremely fair.

How do I find that boon?


Cavall wrote:

No. Maiden plate only. That's why I bolded that part.

You could fine some armour, doubtful the grey maidens will enjoy you wearing it and you'll earn some hate on sight for it.

Plus.. hope you're playing a female. They aren't called the grey cowboys.

Any PFS legal feats that you know of would do the same thing for full plate?


Jeraa wrote:
Andrew the Warwitch wrote:
Jeraa wrote:
Andrew the Warwitch wrote:
Cavall wrote:

"you treat Gray Maiden plate as medium armor or heavy armor,"

But can other characters use that feat for Full Plate Armor, or can the feat only be used by a Grey Maiden?
Grey Maiden plate is its own separate type of armor (that just happens to be identical to full plate). It is not actually full plate armor. Anything that functions with full plate armor also functions with Grey Maiden plate, but the opposite is not true.
So then say my Titan Fighter/Unchained Barbarian can't use that feat even if they are wearing Full Plate?
No, they can't. They must be wearing Gray Maiden plate, not full plate armor.

Oh well, was afraid of that.


Jeraa wrote:
Andrew the Warwitch wrote:
Cavall wrote:

"you treat Gray Maiden plate as medium armor or heavy armor,"

But can other characters use that feat for Full Plate Armor, or can the feat only be used by a Grey Maiden?
Grey Maiden plate is its own separate type of armor (that just happens to be identical to full plate). It is not actually full plate armor. Anything that functions with full plate armor also functions with Grey Maiden plate, but the opposite is not true.

So then say my Titan Fighter/Unchained Barbarian can't use that feat even if they are wearing Full Plate?


Andrew the Warwitch wrote:
Cavall wrote:

"you treat Gray Maiden plate as medium armor or heavy armor,"

But can other characters use that feat for Full Plate Armor, or can the feat only be used by a Grey Maiden?

Likewise, can other people than Grey Maidens wear Grey Maiden armor?


Cavall wrote:

"you treat Gray Maiden plate as medium armor or heavy armor,"

But can other characters use that feat for Full Plate Armor, or can the feat only be used by a Grey Maiden?


Is the Agile Maiden feat only able to be used by Grey Maidens or can anyone wearing full plate benefit from the feat as well?

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I am curious if Arcane Sight is legal for the permanency spell in PFS?


I understand that supposedly a witch can give his familiar feats by sacrificing hex slots. My questions are how exactly is that done, are there specific feats that are to be used and can familiars learn tricks as well?