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No Brand Con will be held at the Chula Vista Resort in the Wisconsin Dells, April 22nd - 24th, 2022.

This convention has anime, CosPlay, dances, and tabletop gaming.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masking required.

I am organizing the Pathfinder Society and Starfinder Society events there. We will be offering the following scenarios:

Friday Noon - 5pm
PFS2: #1-06 Lost on the Spirit Road
SFS: 1-32 Acts of Association

Saturday 10am - 3pm
PFS2: 2-05 Balancing the Scales
SFS: 2-13 Storm of the End Times

Saturday 7pm - 12am
PFS2: 1-07 The Flooded King’s Court
SFS: 3-17 Clone Batch Catastrophe

Sunday 10am - 3pm
PFS2: Intro #2: United in Purpose
SFS: Intro #2 For the Factions

In addition, we will be offering quests and bounties for both systems as a walk-up Learn to Play sessions.

If you are interested in volunteering as a GM, please contact me. GMs that volunteer for at least 10 hours can have the cost of their badges refunded.


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post here so everyone involved knows.

Below I give some examples for how I like things. I don’t mind variations on what I give, but please do try to include the same sort of information. I request it because it helps me keep the game flowing.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Pathfinder training:
Downtime activity with rolls (Usually Earn Income):

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you also post any items you may receive from Pathfinder Training. That will happen after the game starts.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. It should include your AC, Saving Throws, Perception, Exploration mode activity, conditions and expendable daily resources.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

You can look in the PbP GM Kit for pregenerated characters done in BB Code and use those as examples.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and some general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any reactions, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. It is alright if you make it a separate section under a different spoiler provided you make it clear what it is. If it requires a roll, please have the dice expression there as well. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you need to serialize actions between multiple people.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Criticals

In PF2 the determination of when something is a critical is based on exceeding the target difficulty by ten. Any strike that exceeds the enemy AC by ten is a critical.

Normally you will not instantly know the target value. I do not tend to share the ACs of enemies in battle. If you have something special that happens on a critical (such as a weapon with the Deadly or Fatal trait), I would prefer that you also provide the critical effect as well. Generally this would be done as additional damage.

Example wrote:

Mister Oakleaf shoots at the groo.
Composite Shortbow: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (7) + 10 = 17 Range 60’, Propulsive, Deadly
Cold Iron Piercing: 1d6 ⇒ 4
If crit, add Deadly: 1d10 ⇒ 10

Axel Miner swings at the groo,
Light Pick: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (9) + 10 = 19 Fatal d10
Piercing damage: 1d4 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8
If crit, replace with fatal: 2d10 + 4 ⇒ (6, 1) + 4 = 11

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (10) + 2 = 12
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones. Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun game!


Lodge of the Living God

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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

This is part of a special so it will be critical that we run a fast game.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows. Please also include a ‘bot me’ spoiler so that it is easier for others to bot you. (See more about this below.)

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a SFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
Preferred station in Starship Combat:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Day Job roll (or a note that you have no day job):

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you also post your slotted boons. That will happen after the game starts.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum Stamina, Hit Points, Resolve Points, EAC and KAC, and saving throws.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven mechanic Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his bowcaster before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with High Tech Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve. Even in a normal game, that slows things down too much. In a special, you would never have time to complete anything.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun and fast game!


Lodge of the Living God

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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

This is part of a special so it will be critical that we run a fast game.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows. Please also include a ‘bot me’ spoiler so that it is easier for others to bot you. (See more about this below.)

Below I give some examples for how I like things. I don’t mind variations on what I give, but please do try to include the same sort of information. I request it because it helps me keep the game flowing.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Pathfinder training:
Downtime activity with rolls (Usually Earn Income):

If you will be using an Advanced Boon or a Promotional Boon, please let me know which ones. You are limited to one of each.

If you have a boon you will be using that modifies your downtime activity, please note it with the downtime activity.

All other boons can be handled as they come up. If you have a boon that you expect to come into play, I would appreciate being told about it ahead of time.

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you post any items you may receive from Pathfinder Training. That will happen after the game starts.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. It should include your AC, Saving Throws, Perception, Exploration mode activity, conditions and expendable daily resources.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do please put it under a single spoiler. I prefer not to have to open multiple spoilers when trying to find something.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

You can look in the PbP GM Kit for pregenerated characters done in BB Code and use those as examples.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and some general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any reactions, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. It is alright if you make it a separate section under a different spoiler provided you make it clear what it is. If it requires a roll, please have the dice expression there as well. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you need to serialize actions between multiple people.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Criticals

In PF2 the determination of when something is a critical is based on exceeding the target difficulty by ten. Any strike that exceeds the enemy Armor Class ( AC) by ten is a critical hit.

Normally you will not instantly know the enemy AC. If you have something special that happens on a critical (such as a weapon with the Deadly trait), I would prefer that you also provide the critical effect as well. Generally this would be done as additional damage.

Example wrote:

Mister Oakleaf shoots at the groo.
Composite Shortbow: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (4) + 10 = 14 Range 60’, Propulsive, Deadly
Cold Iron Piercing: 1d6 ⇒ 1
If crit, add Deadly: 1d10 ⇒ 1

Axel Miner swings at the groo.
Light Pick: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (16) + 10 = 26 Agile, Fatal d10
Piercing damage: 1d4 + 4 ⇒ (2) + 4 = 6
If crit, replace with fatal: 2d10 + 4 ⇒ (4, 5) + 4 = 13

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will use your exploration activity to determine which skill to use in Initiative. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (19) + 2 = 21
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones. Waiting for posts in initiative order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun game!


Lodge of the Living God

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I would like to see some of the paper SFS player boons come back as something that could be purchased with ACP. There were several that I felt were interesting and useful.

There is a list of many of the boons here. Although I don’t think all of them would make good choices, many of them would.

Boon Candidates
The one I think most needs to have this happen is Mystical Guidance Systems Upgrade (Starship Boon) since it helps certain builds be competent in Starship Combat.

Mystical Guidance Systems Upgrade:

"You have acquired the technical blueprints to modify one of the weapons onboard your ship to act as a hybrid device that can be interacted with by those trained in the arts of mysticism.

Benefit: When this boon is slotted, select one weapon onboard your starship. This weapon gains the mystical weapon special property if it does not already possess this property. When calculating her gunnery bonus, a gunner using a mystical weapon can use ranks in Mysticism in place of her base attack bonus or ranks in Piloting, and her Wisdom modifier in place of her Dexterity modifier. This boon can be used to improve weapons gained as a result of other"

Other ones I would like to see include Broad Arc Upgrade (Starship Boon), Emergency Resupply (Starship Boon; Limited Use), and Hauler-Bot 6000 (Ally Boon).

Broad Arc Upgrade:

"You have aquired the technical blueprints to modify one of the weapons onboard your ship to incorporate a broader arc.

Benefit: When this boon is slotted, select one weapon onboard your starship. This weapon gains the broad arc weapon special property (Starfinder Core Rulebook 304) if it did not already possess this property. This weapon takes a –3 penalty to fire in adjacent arcs rather than the standard –2 due to the nature of this modification. If the modified weapon already has the broad arc weapon special property, then reduce the penalty to firing in adjacent arcs by 1. This boon can be used to improve weapons gained as a result of other Starship boons."


Emergency Resupply:

"You have stockpiled extra reserves of ammunition onboard your starship. This can be used for a single emergency reload during a starship combat.

Benefit: When this boon is slotted, selected [sic] one starship weapon with the limited fire special property on the group's starship. Once during a starship combat, when the selected weapon runs out of ammunition, you can immediately reload the weapon back to its full capacity. When you choose to do this, cross this boon off the Chronicle sheet."


Hauler-Bot 6000:

"Adventurers across the Pact Worlds frequently employ small robots to assist them with mundane tasks. A ubiquitous design, the Hauler-Bot 6000 is a trashcan-sized machine that possesses an internal flight mechanism and little else. The robot’s primary function is to store equipment for those it serves, while some have been modified to include rudimentary personalities.

Benefit: The Hauler-Bot 6000 accompanies you on your mission. The robot takes no active part in the scenario beyond carrying extra materials, and it does not occupy a space in combat. It can hold up to 6 bulk worth of equipment or other items and can levitate up to fifteen feet off the ground. The Hauler-Bot 6000’s basic programming allows for easy sorting of gear to quickly shuffle what you’re looking for toward the front of the storage compartment, so retrieving an item takes only a move action. You can install a computer onto the Hauler-Bot 6000, which can be used to store important data, or even impart the robot with a personality subroutine that you determine."

Coming up with fair ACP costs

The player boons were generally given away via random chance. It was supposed to average out to a 10% chance of getting one of these boons for each session you played. Playing 10 regular scenarios at a supported convention would get you 60 ACP, which feels much too high.

If we compare them to the boons you can currently purchase from your faction for ACP I think they are a little more desirable than many of the tier 2 boons which cost 4 ACP.

I’m thinking that 10 ACP would likely be a reasonable average cost for many of the boons. I don’t think any of them should cost as much as 20 ACP. For comparison currently we can use ACP to purchase Starfinder Body Recovery (10 ACP), Starship Towing or Infamy Reduction (8 ACP) and the various admittance boons starting at 40 ACP for most Pact Worlds races.

I don’t think any of the player boons would be as valuable as the admittance boons.

Feedback wanted
Which of the paper player boons would you like to see return via ACP and how would you price them?


Pathfinder Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

If someone is flanking an opponent, that opponent becomes flat-footed to them. It requires positioning and that both of the people flanking be able to make a melee attack.

If one of the people flanking does a ranged attack instead, is the opponent still flat-footed to them? Lots of ways to do this, the simplest would be two weapon fighting with a dagger as one of the two weapons. The actual situation where it came up was a gun with a bayonet and another gun.

In past editions flanking only worked for melee. I don’t want to carry forward assumptions from past editions. Right now I don’t see anything that prevents this from working,


This blog post describes the adventure and the four pregenerated characters.

Please indicate which of the four characters you would like to play.
Booker Kaar (human)
Doc Featherton (human)
Zakzak (goblin)
Zindarel (elf)


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

This game will be using the pregens created for the adventure.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post here so everyone involved knows.

Below I give some examples for how I like things. I don’t mind variations on what I give, but please do try to include the same sort of information. I request it because it helps me keep the game flowing.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Pathfinder training:
Downtime activity with rolls (Usually Earn Income):

Since this adventure uses pregens, I believe that you will be allowed to select the character to credit at the end of the scenario. I will give more information once I’ve had a chance to review the sanctioning document.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. It should include your AC, Saving Throws, Perception, Exploration mode activity, conditions and expendable daily resources. If you are using a generic alias, also include the character name in the header.

I will be checking the PbP GM Kit to see if there are pregens already created for this adventure. Since it has only recently been released, there aren’t at the time of this posting but I expect that could change soon.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and some general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any reactions, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. It is alright if you make it a separate section under a different spoiler provided you make it clear what it is. If it requires a roll, please have the dice expression there as well. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you need to serialize actions between multiple people.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Criticals

In PF2 the determination of when something is a critical is based on exceeding the target difficulty by ten. Any strike that exceeds the enemy AC by ten is a critical.

Normally you will not instantly know the target value. I do not tend to share the ACs of enemies in battle. If you have something special that happens on a critical (such as a weapon with the Deadly or Fatal trait), I would prefer that you also provide the critical effect as well. Generally this would be done as additional damage.

Example wrote:

Mister Oakleaf shoots at the groo.
Composite Shortbow: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (12) + 10 = 22 Range 60’, Propulsive, Deadly
Cold Iron Piercing: 1d6 ⇒ 3
If crit, add Deadly: 1d10 ⇒ 7

Axel Miner swings at the groo,
Light Pick: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (7) + 10 = 17 Fatal d10
Piercing damage: 1d4 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5
If crit, replace with fatal: 1d10 + 4 ⇒ (6) + 4 = 10

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones. Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun game!


Lodge of the Living God

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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum Stamina, Hit Points, Resolve Points, EAC and KAC, and saving throws.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include botting instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

Please also indicate if you have a preference for who runs your character. If there are resources you don’t mind them using, please say so.

If your character has any abilities that interrupt play such as Swashbuckler Parry and Repost, Dual Cursed Oracle’s Misfortune Revelation, the Bard Spell Saving Finale or any other things that can interrupt the normal sequence to allow an action, modify a check or cause a re-roll, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used.. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you have to serialize actions.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven mechanic Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his bowcaster before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with High Tech Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (7) + 2 = 9
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

I (and most other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve. Even in a normal game, that slows things down too much. In a special, you would never have time to complete anything.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.


Lodge of the Living God

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I am currently recruiting for a Core run of the Faithless & Forgotten series.

#7-14 Faithless & Forgotten, Part 1: Let Bygones Be (1-5)
#7-16 Faithless & Forgotten, Part 2: Lost Colony of Taldor (1-5)
#7-18 Faithless & Forgotten, Part 3: The Infernal Inheritance (1-5)

I do plan to run all three in sequence and would prefer characters that can play through the whole series. As this is a core campaign, please make sure your characters are Core. If you go to your Organized Play page (My Account/Organized Play) it should show PFC after the Org Play and Character number. If it says PFS(1ed) then the character isn't recognized as core.

Please do check that your character is marked Core before applying.

Thank you!


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I like it if everyone can post at least once a day. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum hit points, AC (including flat footed and touch), saving throws, and any pools of expendable resources such as panache, grit, arcane pool, rounds of rage, rounds of bardic performance or other things that get expended as you use powers.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include botting instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want a person botting using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any abilities that interrupt play such as Swashbuckler Parry and Repost, Dual Cursed Oracle’s Misfortune Revelation, the Bard Spell Saving Finale or anything else that would interfere with resolving a check, I ask that you have something at the start of your Botting instructions about when you want this used. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if every action is serialized.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (2) + 2 = 4
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones. Waiting for everyone to post in exact initiative order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In Closing

Come join me for a fun game!


Lodge of the Living God

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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

Time for the next game in the rotation. This time I get to GM!

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

We have an established group, so I don't expect we need much of the rest of my normal spiel.

Let's have fun!


Lodge of the Living God

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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

This is part of a special so it will be critical that we run a fast game.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows. Please also include a ‘bot me’ spoiler so that it is easier for others to bot you. (See more about this below.)

Below I give some examples for how I like things. I don’t mind variations on what I give, but please do try to include the same sort of information. I request it because it helps me keep the game flowing.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Pathfinder training:
Downtime activity with rolls (Usually Earn Income):

If you will be using an Advanced Boon or a Promotional Boon, please let me know which ones. You are limited to one of each.

If you have a boon you will be using that modifies your downtime activity, please note it with the downtime activity.

All other boons can be handled as they come up. If you have a boon that you expect to come into play, I would appreciate being told about it ahead of time.

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you post any items you may receive from Pathfinder Training. That will happen after the game starts.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. It should include your AC, Saving Throws, Perception, Exploration mode activity, conditions and expendable daily resources.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do please put it under a single spoiler. I prefer not to have to open multiple spoilers when trying to find something.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

You can look in the PbP GM Kit for pregenerated characters done in BB Code and use those as examples.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and some general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any reactions, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. It is alright if you make it a separate section under a different spoiler provided you make it clear what it is. If it requires a roll, please have the dice expression there as well. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you need to serialize actions between multiple people.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Criticals

In PF2 the determination of when something is a critical is based on exceeding the target difficulty by ten. Any strike that exceeds the enemy Armor Class ( AC) by ten is a critical hit.

Normally you will not instantly know the enemy AC. If you have something special that happens on a critical (such as a weapon with the Deadly trait), I would prefer that you also provide the critical effect as well. Generally this would be done as additional damage.

Example wrote:

Mister Oakleaf shoots at the groo.
Composite Shortbow: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (11) + 10 = 21 Range 60’, Propulsive, Deadly
Cold Iron Piercing: 1d6 ⇒ 6
If crit, add Deadly: 1d10 ⇒ 8

Axel Miner swings at the groo.
Light Pick: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (7) + 10 = 17 Agile, Fatal d10
Piercing damage: 1d4 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 7
If crit, replace with fatal: 2d10 + 4 ⇒ (5, 1) + 4 = 10

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will use your exploration activity to determine which skill to use in Initiative. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (14) + 2 = 16
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones. Waiting for posts in initiative order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun game!


Lodge of the Living God

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I was disappointed by the Playtest Survey. I really think they are missing an opportunity to collect information with some of the questions. They asked which feats in various ranges the person filling it out were the most powerful.

I think they also should have asked which were the least interesting / least powerful options -- things that aren't worth taking. It would not only help them look at what doesn't look very good, but if they cross-reference it with what people consider the most powerful it could give some balance to both sides. Something where opinions are sharply divided means either lots of table variation (bad thing), misunderstanding how it works (bad thing), or sharply different play styles. Only the last is alright.

My own list would be:

1-4: Combat Assessment. A savings of one action to find out about what you just (hopefully) hit. Doesn't matter if you hit or miss, no one can try it again on that target for a day.

5-8: Steady Spellcasting. All the other feats look better to me.

9-12: Magic Sense. Yes it is slightly better than the heritages that give Detect Magic as an innate spell (there are multiple ones that do that) but still it really doesn't compare given the level it is at. I could see taking it if it were a Feat 1 or Feat 2.

13-16: Effortless Concentration: I'm not foreseeing a lot of Magus casting spells that require concentration. This may just be my own playstyle.

17-20: Versatile Spellstrike: Here I liked all the possibilities. With how sharply spell power tapers off I'm really not certain that a spell that is two levels lower is worth being able to pick any spell from the spell book. It is further limited by needing to be used with Striking Spell.


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Having played with the Magus a little bit including one playtest session, I have to wonder what happens when a scenario has the Magus as the boss.

With a boss fight, the opponent is going to be higher level than the party. That means they are going to get more criticals than players normally can. Already that has been a problem in some cases with bosses that are just big piles of hit points, it is going to be extremely dangerous with a Magus as the big boss.

The boss is going to get critical hits at least 10% of the time, likely much more. If they get that critical when delivering a spell, the spell is extremely likely to do something -- there are a lot of spells that have an effect even on a failure. More importantly, it will have a good chance of turning into a critical failure.

I am concerned that the Magus as an NPC enemy is going to be much more deadly than expected because of how critical hits work in PF2 and how they currently have it chain into the spell effect for Striking Spell. It seems like it will be even more spikes for damage than the class was in PF1, and in PF2 that boss will always have the edge in getting criticals.


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

This is part of a special so it will be critical that we run a fast game.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows. Please also include a ‘bot me’ spoiler so that it is easier for others to bot you. (See more about this below.)

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
Preferred station in Starship Combat:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Day Job roll (or a note that you have no day job):

Has your character crossed paths with Datch? What happened?

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you also post your slotted boons. That will happen after the game starts.

Two Boons that are important to this Special:

Acquainted with Datch (Ally): from 2-01 Pact World Warriors

Big Win against Big Potion (Slotless): from 2-17 Cost of Living.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum Stamina, Hit Points, Resolve Points, EAC and KAC, and saving throws.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven mechanic Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his bowcaster before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with High Tech Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 2 = 13
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve. Even in a normal game, that slows things down too much. In a special, you would never have time to complete anything.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun and fast game!


Lodge of the Living God

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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post here so everyone involved knows.

Below I give some examples for how I like things. I don’t mind variations on what I give, but please do try to include the same sort of information. I request it because it helps me keep the game flowing.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Pathfinder training:
Downtime activity with rolls (Usually Earn Income):

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you also post your slotted boons and any items you may receive from Pathfinder Training. That will happen after the game starts.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. It should include your AC, Saving Throws, Perception, Exploration mode activity, conditions and expendable daily resources.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

You can look in the PbP GM Kit for pregenerated characters done in BB Code and use those as examples.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and some general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any reactions, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. It is alright if you make it a separate section under a different spoiler provided you make it clear what it is. If it requires a roll, please have the dice expression there as well. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you need to serialize actions between multiple people.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Criticals

In PF2 the determination of when something is a critical is based on exceeding the target difficulty by ten. Any strike that exceeds the enemy AC by ten is a critical.

Normally you will not instantly know the target value. I do not tend to share the ACs of enemies in battle. If you have something special that happens on a critical (such as a weapon with the Deadly trait), I would prefer that you also provide the critical effect as well. Generally this would be done as additional damage.

Example wrote:

Mister Oakleaf shoots at the groo.
Composite Shortbow: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (16) + 10 = 26 Range 60’, Propulsive, Deadly
Cold Iron Piercing: 1d6 ⇒ 5
If crit, add Deadly: 1d10 ⇒ 6

Axel Miner swings at the groo,
Light Pick: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (17) + 10 = 27 Fatal d10
Piercing damage: 1d4 + 4 ⇒ (1) + 4 = 5
If crit, replace with fatal: 1d10 + 4 ⇒ (4) + 4 = 8

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (19) + 2 = 21
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones. Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

PF2 is still relatively new. Although I have both played it and GMed it via PbP, I am still experimenting with what works best for me.

Come join me for a fun game!


This is the recruitment thread for my PF2 #1-22 Doom of Cassomir for Play by Post Gameday IX.

The game will be open for early GM signup on August 5th, 2020 and general signup on August 12th, 2020. I plan to take people on a First Come, First Serve basis and will be limiting it to a table of six. The game will not start until September 1st 2020.

I will expect everyone to post in on the Discussion thread between a week and three days before the start of the game. That allows me to know that everyone is ready.

Since sometimes players fail to show, I would not mind having one or two extras signed up. I will be offering seats to them if someone drops or fails to show up.

This is an investigation mission with a reasonable amount of combat mixed in. Some people just don't like being investigated. :)


Lodge of the Living God

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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum hit points, AC (including flat footed and touch), saving throws, and any pools of expendable resources such as panache, grit, arcane pool, rounds of rage, rounds of bardic performance or other things that get expended as you use powers.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include botting instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

if there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want a person botting using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any abilities that interrupt play such as Swashbuckler Parry and Repost, Dual Cursed Oracle’s Misfortune Revelation, the Bard Spell Saving Finale or anything else that would interfere with resolving a check, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP every action is serialized.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (13) + 2 = 15
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3

I (and many other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for everyone to post in exact initiative order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF #:
Character #:
Faction:
Day Job roll (or a note that you have no day job):

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun game!


This is the recruitment thread for my PFS #5-11 Library of the Lion for Play by Post Gameday IX.

The game will be open for early GM signup on August 05, 2020 and general signup on August 12, 2020. I plan to take people on a First Come, First Serve basis and will be limiting it to a table of six. The game will not start until September 01, 2020.

I will expect everyone to post in on the Discussion thread between a week and three days before the start of the game. That allows me to know that everyone is ready.

Since sometimes players fail to show, I would not mind having one or two extras signed up. I will be offering seats to them if someone drops or fails to show up.

This is an infiltration mission into a library to do research. You will want to keep that in mind when you choose your character.


Lodge of the Living God

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Hello everyone!

We are a long-term CORE party making our way through PFS Season 5. We are looking for a replacement core campaign character to join our group on our adventures. The group is fun and role-play oriented.

Most of the group is fourth level with 10xp.

We have been trading off the GM duties but there is no requirement that the person coming in GM if they don’t want to. What do we want? Someone who roleplays and has good chemistry with our team. We’ll also need someone who will fulfill group needs with a cast that rotates a bit as different people step up to GM.

Currently, our members are:

Damiar Apastron -- Mischievous Elven Bard Archer, twin to Iovo
Iovo Apastron -- Mischievous Elven Rogue / Wizard, twin to Damiar
Phinellippa Diotrice -- Inquisitive Gnome Wizard Illusionist with her familiar, The Amazing CoCo
Kleines Johann -- Strong and Stalwart Human Paladin of Irori
Rees Kovu -- Somewhat Paranoid Elven Ranger
Garif Stonetoe -- Well grounded Dwarven Druid with his black panther, Nico

If you think that might be you, post a bit below in character and tell us about yourself! We won’t necessarily be taking the first person to post, as there are a lot of factors we want to balance here.

Thanks for applying!


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

This is part of a special so it will be critical that we run a fast game.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
Preferred station in Starship Combat:
OPF and character #:
Faction:
Day Job roll (or a note that you have no day job):

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you also post your slotted boons. That will happen after the game starts.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum Stamina, Hit Points, Resolve Points, EAC and KAC, and saving throws.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven mechanic Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his bowcaster before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with High Tech Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (17) + 2 = 19
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8

I (and most other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve. Even in a normal game, that slows things down too much. In a special, you would never have time to complete anything.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

Come join me for a fun and fast game!


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post here so everyone involved knows.

Below I give some examples for how I like things. I don’t mind variations on what I give, but please do try to include the same sort of information. I request it because it helps me keep the game flowing.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
PFS and character #:
Faction:
Downtime activity with rolls (Usually Earn Income):

At the appropriate time, I will ask that you also post your slotted boons. That will happen after the game starts.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. As PF2 is a new system, we will need to experiment a little bit to figure out what works best. It should include your AC, Saving Throws, Perception, Exploration mode activity, conditions and expendable daily resources.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

You can look in the PbP GM Kit for pregenerated characters done in BB Code and use those as examples. Right now there are none for PF2, but you can look at the template for PF1 for inspiration. Hopefully they will get the standard PF2 pregenerated characters up as well. If you want to volunteer to help with this, send a note to Tyranius and he’ll coordinate.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and some general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any reactions, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. If it requires a roll, please have the dice expression there as well. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you need to serialize actions between multiple people.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Criticals

In PF2 the determination of when something is a critical is based on exceeding the target difficulty by ten. Any strike that exceeds the enemy AC by ten is a critical.

Normally you will not instantly know the target value. I do not tend to share the ACs of enemies in battle. If you have something special that happens on a critical (such as a weapon with the Deadly trait), I would prefer that you also provide the critical effect as well. Please either give it as additional damage or total damage and be clear about which you do.

Example wrote:


Done as additional damage

Mister Oakleaf shoots at the groo.
Composite Shortbow: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (8) + 10 = 18 Range 60’, Propulsive, Deadly
Cold Iron Piercing: 1d6 ⇒ 1
Additional on crit: 1d10 ⇒ 3

Done as total damage

Mister Oakleaf shoots at the groo.
Composite Shortbow: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (16) + 10 = 26 Range 60’, Propulsive, Deadly
Cold Iron Piercing: 1d6 ⇒ 1
Total on crit: 2 + 1d10 ⇒ 2 + (7) = 9

Note that for the second form, you would need to preview the result of the damage roll, double it and then insert that value into the total crit expression. Some like to see the total, others want to just be able to cut and paste the dice expression in without having to adjust it after seeing another result.

Provided you make it clear which you do, I am good with either solution. What I do not want is people rerolling the damage if it is a critical.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (3) + 2 = 5
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8

I (and most other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones. Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

PF2 is still relatively new. Although I have both played it and GMed it via PbP, I am still experimenting with what works best for me. I expect to adjust things as we go.

Come join me for a fun game!


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I am trying to figure out what languages we are allowed to pick from for Society characters.

I have a Goblin that I’m just now leveling to 2nd.

Goblin ancestry in the CRB says::
Languages Common Goblin Additional languages equal to your Intelligence modifier (if it's positive). Choose from Draconic, Dwarven, Gnoll, Gnomish, Halfling, Orcish, and any other languages to which you have access (such as the languages prevalent in your region).

The guide says:
Bonus Languages

A character with a high Intelligence score can select bonus languages from the list of modern human languages above or the bonus languages listed in the source for the character’s ancestry.

So with an Int of 18, you would have Common, Goblin, and 4 others. My reading of the language in the guide allows anyone to pick languages like Shoanti.

Can my character know Undercommon? It is listed in Table 2-1 as a Common Language.

Does “...any other language to which you have access...” allow you to pick off that table? I suspect not, because if you could there would be no reason to list Draconic or any of the other languages that appear both in the Ancestry Languages entry and Table 2-1.

Is the only way to get Undercommon for the core races via Multilingual feat?

How about Ignan? It is an Uncommon Language listed in Table 2-2.

Can it be picked up via bonus language, or does it require Multilingual feat?


Pathfinder Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

One of the new archetypes in Character Operations Manual is the Powered Armor Jockey.

COM pg. 106 wrote:
Most powered armor jockeys are soldiers or vanguards. Powered armor jockeys of other classed exist, such as mechanics who appreciate powered armor's technical sophistication.

The problem is that the archetype starts at 6th level and requires Powered Armor Proficiency. The Powered Armor Proficiency feat requires a BAB of +5, which Mechanics and other 3/4 BAB classes do not get until 7th level -- the level after they are supposed to start with the archetype.

There is one Mechanic Alternate Class Feature in COM -- Experimental Prototype with Armor -- that does give proficiency, but any existing Mechanics have no way to switch to that.

I don't see a way to gain access to this archetype with a partial BAB class without multiclassing.

Am I missing an option somewhere?


Pathfinder Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

As the subject line says, is there any way to improve the Dex Cap on armor?

It used to be that Mithral Armor would have a higher Dex Cap. I am not seeing that in the rules for special materials. I also didn't find anything in the runes that made me think it ever increased. Given the attribute boosts, a +4 Dex Cap on Leather Armor will quickly be exceeded by certain types of characters.

Two types of armor that used to be excellent for high Dex characters no longer seem worthwhile. Neither Celestial Armor nor Elven Chain override the normal Dex Cap for their armor types.

Am I missing a rule someplace? I was really expecting to be able to get armor with a higher Dex Cap. It really looks like a high Dex character is better off with Leather or Explorer's Clothes to start and Bracers of Armor at the high level.


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum Stamina, Hit Points, Resolve Points, EAC and KAC, and saving throws.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include botting instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

Please also indicate if you have a preference for who runs your character. If there are resources you don’t mind them using, please say so.

If your character has any abilities that interrupt play such as Swashbuckler Parry and Repost, Dual Cursed Oracle’s Misfortune Revelation, the Bard Spell Saving Finale or any other things that can interrupt the normal sequence to allow an action, modify a check or cause a re-roll, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used.. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you have to serialize actions.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven mechanic Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his bowcaster before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with High Tech Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 2 = 11
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8

I (and most other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve. Even in a normal game, that slows things down too much. In a special, you would never have time to complete anything.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF and character #:
Faction:
Day Job roll (or a note that you have no day job):

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.


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Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post here so everyone involved knows.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. As PF2 is a new system, we will need to experiment a little bit to figure out what works best. It should include your AC, Saving Throws, Perception, and expendable daily resources.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

You can look in the PbP GM Kit for pregenerated characters done in BB Code and use those as examples. Hopefully they will get the standard pregenerated characters for PF2 up once they become available. If you want to volunteer to help with this, I can find out who you should contact

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. I highly recommend this include the dice expressions used for common actions. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

If there are resources you don’t mind being used up by botting, please say so. If there are resources you never want someone using, it is alright to say that as well.

If it makes you more comfortable, you could specify who you want to run your character when you can’t post.

If your character has any abilities that interrupt play, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used. Usually it would be Reaction [R] that changes the result of the triggering action. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you need to serialize actions between multiple people.

Once we get the rules, we can figure out what could cause these sort of problems together.

In my experience, creating a bot structure can help with your own posts as well. Assuming you put complete dice expressions in the botting directions, it makes it easy to cut and paste.

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (9) + 2 = 11
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (5) + 2 = 7

I (and most other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
OPF and character #:
Faction:
Day Job roll (or a note that you have no day job):

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.

In closing

We will be discovering the PF2 Rules together. I expect to need to adjust things as we go.

Come join me for a fun game!


Lodge of the Living God

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Having something catch fire is a common hazard adventurers often encounter. I've seen it in a number of PFS scenarios and each time the way to put the fire out was slightly different, especially when it came to using magic. Most of the time the mundane method was using Survival skill.

It would be nice if we could have a fairly consistent set of rules for putting out fires. It should include what effect cold or water spells have on the fire. The information should be in the same section that talks about fires, choking on smoke, etc.


Lodge of the Living God

Welcome!

I always do my best to run a friendly game. I want people to have fun and everyone to be able to laugh when something crazy happens.

We are going to try and complete a full module, so we will need to maintain a fairly quick pace!

I really want everyone to be able to post at least once a day, preferably more. If you are going to be away from the game for a short period (such as attending a convention, on a short vacation, or needing to do some business travel), I would ask that you please post that here so everyone involved knows.

Character Profiles

Please have a profile header displaying a brief overview of your character's current status. At the least it should include current/maximum hit points, AC (including flat footed and touch), saving throws, and any pools of expendable resources such as panache, grit, arcane pool, rounds of rage, rounds of bardic performance or other things like those that get expended as you use powers.

In the character profile, please include a complete stat block. You may put it under a spoiler if you wish, but if you do so please put it under a single spoiler. I do not want it split across multiple spoilers.

If you have your character sheet on a different site, please have a link to it in your character’s headers. This allows me to pull it up from any post by the character, rather than having to go to the profile and from there to the external sheet.

If you want examples, the PbP GM Kit has the pregenerated characters done in BB Code. Use those as a general guideline.

Botting

Botting is when someone else makes a roll or otherwise does something on behalf of your character. Bot is short for robot.

Please include botting instructions in your profile and a general tactics in case someone else needs to bot your character. It is alright if you put this in a separate spoiler from the stat block, but once again please don't split it over multiple spoilers.

It would be good for the group to come up with some general agreement for when people get botted. Some groups are more comfortable with botting than others.

Please also indicate if you have a preference for who runs your character. If there are resources you don’t mind them using, please say so.

If your character has any abilities that interrupt play such as Swashbuckler Parry and Repost, Dual Cursed Oracle’s Misfortune Revelation, the Bard Spell Saving Finale or any other things that can interrupt the normal sequence to allow an action, modify a check or cause a re-roll, I ask that you have something in your Botting instructions about when you want this used.. The reason is that it can really slow down a PbP if you have to serialize actions.

Botting those dreaded doors!

To speed things up I am going to ask the group for a marching order, typical weapon(s) or items at the ready, and the procedure your group follows when entering a new significant area. I will then put the whole procedure in a spoiler that is part of the post for the area.

This will allow us to more quickly proceed with the adventure.

I mention doors because without a procedure opening a locked door can take an extraordinary amount of time. I do not want to have to wait for each character to post what they are doing at every door before you open it!

Initiative in PbP

I will roll all Initiative checks for PCs and NPCs, sort them, and organize them into blocks. I will bold the names of characters that should act. I will take the NPC actions in order and reserve the right to delay an NPC in order to make them act with a group of other NPCs.

When it is your turn to act, please post. Do not wait for someone else to post just because they had a higher Initiative. If you know what you want to do but want to wait for someone else’s action to go off first, just say that.

Here is an example of how you could post before another player but have it go off after another player:

Quote:

Sir Cumference waits for the elven archer Mister Oakleaf to get done firing his arrow before charging the Wily Snark.

Attack with Pointy Stick: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (8) + 2 = 10
Piercing Damage: 1d6 + 2 ⇒ (1) + 2 = 3

I (and most other PbP GMs) do grouped Initiative in order to keep the adventure moving. In PbP people will have different posting schedules and often live in different time zones, Waiting for posts in order could make a single round of combat take days to resolve. Even in a normal game, that slows things down too much. In a special, you would never have time to complete anything.

Within the rules, it is as if everyone within the same Initiative block delayed until they could post.

Chronicle information

In order to be able to generate a PFS chronicle, I ask that each character please provide me the following information:

Player name:
Character name:
PFS and character #:
Faction:
Day Job roll (or a note that you have no day job):

Rules Questions

If there are rules questions, please post them in the discussion thread rather than interrupting the gameplay thread with rules debates.


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