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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. ********** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern 2,302 posts (7,015 including aliases). 28 reviews. 7 lists. 2 wishlists. 100 Organized Play characters. 12 aliases.


Full Name

Mike Bramnik

Race

Half-Giant

Classes/Levels

Geologist 6 (PrC: Geophysicist 1) / Historian 4 / Teacher 2 / Freelance Writer 1

Gender

Male

Size

Large

Age

To quote my late grandfather, "25+"

Special Abilities

DR/J vs. Guilt. Finding unintentional puns: 3+Wis/day. / Smite Creationist: 1+Int/day

Alignment

Lawful Good with Lawful Evil tendencies (according to my players)

Deity

Hashem (probably)

Location

Indiana

Languages

English and Bad English (plus a tiny smattering of Russian, Hebrew, French, and a few words of Arabic)

Occupation

801

Homepage URL

PFS Online Tracker Profile Page

About CanisDirus

The Gentleman Geologist Game Master:
"Thrust fault, mass wasting - Rocks fall, everybody dies...and then your bodies wind up in a subduction zone, just to add insult to injury."

Hi, I'm Mike Bramnik aka Dire (or Canis Dirus), Venture Captain for southern Indiana as part of the Pathfinder & Starfinder Society Organized Play programs.

Areas with active and fledgling games in my region are:

  • Bloomington (multiple locations!)
  • Evansville
  • Ellettsville
  • Jasper
  • New Albany
  • Terre Haute

    You can find me every Monday, some Saturdays, and every other Sunday at The Common Room running games as well as helping new players build characters and get familiar with the Starfinder and Pathfinder campaign settings!

    Feel free to drop me a line here, in email, or on Discord (CanisDirus#6627) if there's anything I can help you with, or if you just want to hang out and talk!

    Will talk about Starfinder, Pathfinder, folk metal music, planetary geology, rocks, earthquakes, military history, teaching, puns, bad jokes, or just about anything else for hours if you catch my attention.

    Some useful links:

  • Bloomington Indiana PFS/SFS Game Schedules
  • Mike's Play-by-Post Signup Sheet/Wishlist
  • Michael Eshleman's Comprehensive Flip Mats & Map Packs Used in PFS/SFS Scenarios
  • Michael Eshleman's Comprehensive PFS & SFS Boon List
  • Simon Kort's Online PFS/SFS Session Tracker
  • Pirate Rob's GM PFSPrep.com website
  • GM Hmm's profile page with tons of great PbP-related links
  • Mike's list of useful PFS (v1) forum posts and rulings (dating back to before he joined PFS)
  • Mike's list of useful SFS forum posts and rulings
  • Mike's list of useful PFS (PF2E) forum posts and rulings
  • Mike's pre-filled Drake & Pegasus Starship Role Sheets (originals devised by Perdue on the Paizo forums)
  • Mike's "Fifth Element" Alignment Chart (in honor of Starfinder keeping Pathfinder's alignment system)

    Dire's Dirges:
    Something I often do to enhance the games I run is to have thematic music playing. My local players have enjoyed it so much that one of them bought me a really neat bluetooth speaker as a holiday present last year, so now I'm doing game soundtracks almost all the time for Starfinder scenarios. My goal is to eventually come up with soundtracks for every SFS adventure, but for now, I've only done a few.

    If you'd like to get a track-list of what I've put together, here are the ones I've made so far:

    Starfinder: 57 SFS (7 Other)
    - Bounties: 2%
    - APs: Against the Aeon Throne Books 1-3
    - Misc: Demo: The Garbage King's Crown, Skitter Shot, Skitter Crash
    - Season 1: 01, 03, 07, 08, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 98, 99 (partial)
    - Season 2: 01, 02%, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09%, 10, 13, 15*, 17, 18, 19, 21*, 22, 23
    - Season 3: 00 (partial), 01, 03, 06, 07, 10, 11^, 13, 19
    - Season 4: 06

    Pathfinder 2nd edition: 51 PFS 2e (14 Other)
    - Quests: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9
    - Bounties: 2, 3, 5, 8^, 10, 17
    - Intros: 1, 2
    - Season 1: 00, 01, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25
    - Season 2: 00 (partial), 01, 02^, 03, 04, 06, 07, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20^, 22^, 23, 24
    - Season 3: 01, 02, 03, 05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

    Pathfinder 1st edition: 12 PFS v1 (9 Other)
    - APs: Iron Gods Book 6 (partial), Skull & Shackles Books 1-6
    - Misc: Heroes for Highdelve, Thornkeep: The Dark Menagerie
    - Scenarios: 2-00 (partial), 3-13, 5-22, 5-24, 6-08, 7-05, 7-22, 7-25, 8-16, 9-11, 9-13, 10-18

    ^ = Collaboration with GM Ivis
    * = Collaboration with GM Jim
    % = Collaboration with GM Cassi

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    At my table, this game is escapist fantasy for all. You may have as much freedom as your imagination allows, so long as it doesn't impinge on another's enjoyment. I welcome all players at my table. I promise that if something makes you uncomfortable at a game, I will address it discretely, professionally, and completely. If I do something wrong, I want you to let me know. I pledge that my games are a safe haven of fun role-playing and baddie slaying.

    (AKA: "An' it harm none, do as thou wilt.")

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    "The godly tongue distills honey, mankind's tether of amber and gold.
    This is my verdict. For neither are kingdoms conquered by iron,
    Nor dies the mighty by the spear.

    Men are felled by what they fail to believe in."

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    PFS Elemental Affinity Boons (for my own records) currently acquired:
    Air: 6
    Earth: 6
    Fire: 2
    Water: 3

    For Reference: PFS (1st edition) Evergreen Adventures:

    #3-IN First Steps pt 1 - In Service to Lore (1)#
    #5-08 The Confirmation (1-2)*
    #6-10 The Wounded Wisp (1-2)*
    #7-10 Consortium Compact (1-2)*
    #8-07 From the Tome of Righteous Repose (3-7)#
    #8-16 House of Harmonious Wisdom (1-5)*
    #9-09 Beyond the Halflight Path (3-7)#
    #9-16 Fallen Family, Broken Name (1-5)*
    #10-16 What the Helms Hide (1-5)#
    Mod: Crypt of the Everflame (1-2)*
    Mod: Master of the Fallen Fortress (1)#
    Mod: Murder's Mark (1-2)*
    Mod: The Godsmouth Heresy (1-2)*
    Mod: We Be Goblins! (1-2)*
    Mod: We B4 Goblins! (1-2)*
    Mod: Thornkeep Level 1 - The Accursed Halls (1-2)*
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 1 - The Tower Ruins (1-2)*
    Mod: Heroes for Highdelve (1-2)#
    AP: Reign of Winter Book 1 - The Snows of Summer (1-2)*
    AP: Mummy's Mask Book 1 - The Half-Dead City (1-2)*
    Quest: The Silverhex Chronicles (1)#
    Quest: Phantom Phenomena (1)#
    Quest: Honor's Echo (1)#
    0xp Quest: Ambush in Absalom (1-5)#
    0xp Quest: Urge to Evolve (3-7)#
    0xp Quest: Fane of Fangs (4-6)#

    * = Can be played/GM'd for credit an unlimited number of times at level 1, and once at the other levels listed.

    # = Can be played/GM'd for credit an unlimited number of times with a different character each time.

    For Reference: SFS Repeatable Adventures:

    Q1 Into the Unknown (1)
    #1-01 The Commencement (1-2)
    #1-12 Ashes of Discovery (1-4)
    #1-16 Dreaming of the Future (1-4)
    #1-25 The Beacon Code Dilemma (3-6)
    #1-32 Acts of Association (1-4)
    #2-03 The Withering World (1-4)
    #2-07 Four for the First (1-4)
    #2-10 Corporate Interests (3-6)
    #3-00 The Last Bite (1-4 once / 5-8 once) *
    #3-10 Live Adventure Extreme! (5-8)
    #3-11 Into the Veskarium (3-6)
    AP #1 Dead Suns Book 1 - Incident at Absalom Station (1-2)
    needs to be updated

    All of these adventures can be played/GM'd for credit an unlimited number of times with a different character each time.

    For Reference: PFS (2nd edition) Repeatable Adventures:

    All Bounties
    Quest 1 The Sandstone Secret (1-4)
    Quest 4 Port Peril Pub Crawl (1-4)
    Quest 9 Wayfinder Origins (3-6)
    #1-01 The Absalom Initiation (1-4)
    #1-06 Lost on the Spirit Road (1-4)
    #1-10 Tarnbreaker's Trail (1-4)
    #1-14 Lion's of Katapesh (1-4)
    #1-23 Star-Crossed Court (3-6)
    #2-06 The Crashing Wave (3-6)
    #2-11 The Pathfinder Trials (1)
    Intro #1 The Second Confirmation (1-2)
    Intro #2 United in Purpose (1-2)
    #3-01 Year of Shattered Sanctuaries (1-4)
    #3-13 Guardian's Covenant (3-6)

    All of these adventures can be played/GM'd for credit an unlimited number of times with a different character each time.