Nobody in my region has the time to keep up with all the updates. That is why we have abandoned the playtest. No gm feels confident enough in his knowledge to run it. I think we need to put on the brakes and give folks a chance to catch up. Right now it feels like a runaway train that we bought a ticket for (the original playtest document) that is now taking us to an unknown station. I feel overwhelmed by the bi-weekly changes, and its making me doubt the quality of the end product. Does anyone else feel this way? I love Pathfinder and PFS dearly, but i am despairing for its future!
Is my proposal for a nickname. There seems to be a preponderance of reading and organizing info sources this year. How many times have we been in "stacks"? Not that I'm knocking it, with at least four professional librarian characters I've enjoyed it immensely! But it seems ubiquitous this year. Any thoughts?
I like this idea as well. Along with the reasons mentioned above, it could simplify bookkeeping as well. Nice round numbers that could make it easy to know how much wealth a character should have. Big fan of your idea Pirate Rob, I hope this winds up being another fine contribution from you. Might be better than what you did to Bahb's paladin. Might.
My main concern lies in characters and npcs having different build rules. I have had a tough time getting my head around it in Starfinder, and don't want to see it in Pathfinders. Often times an enemy can become a friend or vise versa. I want all the beings in my RPG world to be built using the same rules.
As an individual who runs as least twice as much as he plays I wish that the Alien Archive boon allowed GMs to get credit on the boon for sessions run as well as sessions played. I do not have the financial resources to attend cons, and we are having a lot of trouble getting authorized for the RSP in our area. Our one VO is trying his best to get it going, but it seems like campaign leadership is dragging its feet on this issue. Therefore it is very difficult for myself and other GMs in the area to earn racial boons. By allowing GMs to apply credit to this boon it would reward GMs in areas that do not have the RSP going. I do not see any downside to allowing GMs to apply credit to this , while the upside would reward GMs for the time, effort, and resources expended in supporting organized play. Not allowing GMs to do so makes me feel like our efforts are not particularly valued by campaign leadership.
At fourth level the Ectoplasmist archetype of Spiritualist gains additional reach with its ectoplasmic lash. I am confused about its potential for AOOs. The book and PRD state "Attacks with the lashes' extended reach provoke attacks of opportunity just as if the ectoplasmist were attacking with a ranged weapon". However, ranged weapons to not grant AOOs as I understand it. Is this an error, or are they unable to take AOOs with their extended reach. If so it seems nonsensical and counterintuitive. I have been unable to find any errata on this issue, and seek clarification. As I am building one now for PFS, I'm trying to decide if I should take Combat Reflexes. Any help or input is appreciated, thank you.
Ran this for the first time today, completely cold. We did the race in abstract and everyone enjoyed it. I'm sure I missed some mechanic details, but it seemed to come down to fail Piloting for half speed or succeed for full speed. With Iseph the Android Operative remote piloting at +11 the party succeeded easily at the DC 14 check (4 player) and won handily. He didn't miss a check even after being shot.
Thank you for your feedback. Sebastian, one of the reasons I'm so keen to score that 4th star is so that I may start running those 4 star specials.
Two examples that appears on one list and not the other are the Emerald Spire level 9 and 8-18. They seem to be mostly sessions on the #32461, which is used by the Mt. Prospect, IL lodge where I run often. The VA there did not know what was going on either.
I realize this may all stem from me not fully understanding how the system works, and I appreciate your feedback.
... of where, oh where could they be?
Here's the jist. I'm keen to score my fourth star, but I have been sitting in the low 90s for several months. In the meantime I have run enough tables to push me up to 100 but they are not showing up on that tab. They show up on my GM Sessions tab, and are credited to my characters, but not to my stars. Can anyone give me a clue what might be going on? Thank you.
Thank you Terminalmancer! However, just for clarity shouldn't it say "Runeguard's prerequisites require Spell Focus instead of Scribe Scroll" as opposed to "Runeguards get Spell Focus instead of Scribe Scroll"?
One more question. In area A8 at tier 4-5 Glibeldring's tactics state that "She uses her breath weapon before closing to melee." However, nowhere in her stat block does it list stats for a breath weapon. Since she is not a mutant goblin, I will assume this was mistakenly included until I hear otherwise. Still looks awesome! I like the map as well. Compact while fitting in a lot of rooms, with simple 90 and 45 degree angles. Should be easy to draw. I have high hopes for this one.
Prepping this for Monday. My first question is about the Runewarden's Teachings boon, the Runeguard prestige class, and the Scribe Scroll feat prerequisite for it. No crafting feats in PFS, so how does a pc qualify for Runeguard. The chronicle states "Refer to the Campaign Clarifications page for this prestige class", but I cannot find any reference to it on the CC page. Otherwise I am stoked to run this. FLYING, FIRE BREATHING, MUTANT GOBLINS!!! Hell yeah!
I ran at the 1-2 this today and both I and my party enjoyed it immensely. It certainly helped that my party embraced the challenges involved. I plan to write a review after I play it tomorrow at another venue.
I do have a few questions. I was unable to determine if a single PC can attempt more than one Advantage attempt per phase, not including Gather Resources with the -5 penalty.
The other table at our venue today finished very quickly as one of our out the box thinkers used Invisibility and a Handy Haversack to sneak out the night before and bury the party's best equipment along their next day's route. My question is how could/should future GMs handle this tactic as I have no doubt it shall happen again at some table, some time. My hat is off to the player in question for his inventive playing, but it seems like it would render the scenario a walkthrough.
Thanks for any input!
...is just that. So many of the names in scenarios are odd and/or complicated. If GMs had phonetic spellings we could come much closer to proper pronunciation without looking the fool trying to figure them out and repeat them properly. I am aware this would add slightly to the word count, but I feel it would be worth it.
I have a Sylph Investigator that has credit for scenario 7-99, and thus has the Elemental Awakening Boon. If I play and run a scenario that offers Elemental Affinity Boons, say 8-08, do I attach copies of both chronicle sheets to the chronicle from 7-99 and check off a box or boxes on Elemental Awakening for both sheets attached? I am aware you cannot have credit for the same scenario on the same characters, but in this case it is just for the boon, not credit. Thank you for any insight.
Played this today and enjoyed it. I do have a question about the Kami Reunited boon and taking Tanabaru as a familiar. Can you do so if the PC in question does not have the Tanabaru's respect boon from 6-21? If so does Tanabaru remain a Spirit Oni or does he become a Kami? If he does remain a Spirit Oni how does one take him as a familiar since a Spirit Oni normally requires a Lawful Evil master? Is there a work around for this? Thank you for any clarification.