I don't track player kills, tpk's or perma-deaths. if i had to guess... 7 or 8 tpk's and 6 perma-death?
My most memorable TPKs came in back to back years at JimCon in Canada...
Running Siege of the Diamond City at 12-13... power word stun is no joke.
The next year running a 4 player team through Tomb of the Iron Medusa... phew that can be a tough module.
But in both cases... a PC killed the rest for me. So I can't take all the credit. Both times the players grinned at their hidden note instructions.
now that i think about it... having a player voluntarily retire for roleplay reasons was glorious.
Running this last night, Jack Brown and I thought this was a pretty good scenario.
I would warn GMs - it does seem to expect a bit more improv with the interactions than normal - and there's some really important information not in the red text... such as the first paragraph of the conclusion...
The red test starts with: Amenopheus catches his breath before walking over to wrap the thrown jewel in a thick cloth. “Unfortunately, this confirms my earlier theory......
but right before that... in black: When Amenopheus attempts to communicate with his ancient colleague’s memories within the sage jewel, it flares angrily, and he casts it across the room instinctively.
Like i said - a solid experience overall from my point of view. The Tier 4-5 DCs not being in every check location was different. I am not one to normally take a highlighter to my scenarios before running but this one i would next time.
Con of the North 2018 is coming up on February 16-18th 2018!
Everyone should go and get pre-registered at conofthenorth.org
We will be running a full schedule of the December/January releases for both Starfinder and Pathfinder! Including the expected release of 8-99 Solstice Scar part B!
Want to help out? Volunteers can signup on this form:
GM Schedules will be assigned and sent out in late December.
Looking forward to seeing everyone again this year!
Andrew Torgerud wrote:
did i mention Fantasy Flight has good food and beer on site?
AND Thursty signatures for all those Starfinder fans! 1 dollar donation accepted in turn
*looks at the calendar*
*sniffs the air*
1 week. 7 days. 170 hours. 10,200 minutes.
91 tables of madness. 3 crazy authors. 1 great cause.
a dozen donated silent auction items (including a Surly package, a Gary Gygax signature, a Paizo-signed Starfinder Core Rulebook, a GenCon Tier 1 GM boon, and others!)
Raffle for many other great items... a food drive for that great cause... 3 crazy authors...
It's almost here!
Attention Players: Please be sure to register for your tables asap. We add tables based on demand and therefore assign GM's reactive-ly.
Also: The Premiere Tables pre-registration price ends on September 10th so signup soon for the few precious spots left at those tables!
It's gonna be a blast - looking forward to seeing all of you again!
I do agree with this statement. The old expanded narrative prize boons weren't season specific, just within a season. The season 8 boon clearly says season 8.... no one i know of has announced Expanded Narrative is always going to be available for free going forward...
hmmm....so tempting to make this Friday...
day dream... wrote:
GM Granta wrote:
Be warned. Them there be fightin words. We don't take kindly to beer thieves here in minnesota.
Thursty is always thirsty. there be no "foisting" here.
but no.. super-secret-not-at-liberty-to-disclose means.... we can't disclose it...
but we want to.
but we can't.
Davor Firetusk wrote:
I'm rather curious to see what mix of PFS and SFS they post. It certainly seems like people are going to be pretty interested in playing (I know I am), but it won't take long to run out of scenarios in SFS. Look on the bright side Hilary between Gencon and Skalcon you might be a 1 star SFS GM before October.
As we are premiering the local debut of Starfinder at SkalCon, we will have a full lineup of both Starfinder and Pathfinder available in parallel. How much of each depends on demand and of course the super-secret-not-at-liberty-to-disclose details.
2.5 years in and my group is almost through six levels.
GM ShieldBug wrote:
I'm thinking of GMing my first PbP game as part of the second session of Gameday VI. I'm a little nervous about my roleplay abilities for a large number of NPCs, so I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a fun little scenario that is little more combat based? Something along the lines of 'Hall of the Flesheaters' maybe.
My first recommendation to prospective GMs comfortable with combat is always master of the fallen fortress.
Any evergreen is always a good place to start - especially after you've played them.
Tome, first run:
1d12 + 1d6 + 1d6 + 2d10 + 1d10 ⇒ (8) + (3) + (5) + (9, 5) + (9) = 39
Arc: 8 Belkzen Undead crusader
Tome is alot of work sheesh....