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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 9 Season Marathon Voter. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern 1,864 posts (4,625 including aliases). 28 reviews. 5 lists. 3 wishlists. 67 Organized Play characters. 8 aliases.

Full Name

Mike Bramnik




Geologist 5 (PrC: Geophysicist 2) / Historian 4 / Teacher 3






To quote my late grandfather, "25+"

Special Abilities

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


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




English and Bad English (plus a tiny smattering of Russian, Hebrew, and French, plus a genuine Russian accent, an almost-passable Northern Irish brogue, and a few words of Arabic)



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
  • 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 or in email 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 website
  • GM Hmm's profile page with tons of great PbP-related links
  • Mike's list of useful PFS forum posts and rulings (dating back to before he joined PFS)
  • Mike's list of useful SFS 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)


    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.")


    "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."


    PFS Elemental Affinity Boons (for my own records) currently acquired:
    Air: 6
    Earth: 5
    Fire: 2
    Water: 3

    And since someone asked me to put this together...

    PFS Scenarios and Modules I have not yet played as of November 2018:

    (Not including the Core campaign)
    Never Played, GM'd, or Read -

    #1-34 Encounter at Drowning Stones (7-11)
    #8-05 Ungrounded but Unbroken (1-5)
    #8-22 Wrath of the Fleshwarped Queen (1-5)
    #9-19 Clash in Kaimuko Wood (5-9)
    #9-24 Beneath Unbroken Waves (5-9)
    #9-25 Betrayal in the Bones (12-15)
    #10-07 and after
    Mod: Broken Chains (5-7)
    Mod: City of Golden Death (4-6)
    Mod: Cult of the Ebon Destroyers (7-9)
    Mod: Curse of the Riven Sky (9-11)
    Mod: Doom Comes to Dustpawn (8-10)
    Mod: No Response from Deepmar (7-9)
    Mod: Realm of the Fellnight Queen (6-8)
    Mod: The Moonscar (15-17)
    Mod: The Witchwar Legacy (16-18)
    Mod: Tomb of the Iron Medusa (13-15)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 3 - Splinterden (2-4)
    Mods: Plunder & Peril (3-7)
    Mods: Ire of the Storm (1-5)
    Mods: Feast of Dust (11-15)
    Mods: Down the Blighted Path (4-8)
    Mods: The House on Hook Street (5-8)
    Modules published after the above
    AP: Rise of the Runelords (Books 3-6)
    AP: Carrion Crown (Books 1-2)
    AP: Jade Regent (Books 1-6)
    AP: Shattered Star (Books 1-2 & 4-6)
    AP: Mummy's Mask (Books 1-6)
    AP: Giantslayer (Books 1-6)
    AP: Hell's Rebels (Books 1-6)
    Adventure Paths sanctioned after the above

    Can Still Play for PFS Credit (in addition to the first list not including evergreens) -

    #3-11 Quest for Perfection pt 2 - On Hostile Waters (1-5)
    #6-99 True Dragons of Absalom (3-5)
    #8-03 Captives of Toil (5-9)
    #8-10 Tyranny of Winds pt 2 - Secrets of the Endless Sky (1-5)
    #8-12 Tyranny of Winds pt 3 - Caught in the Eclipse (3-7)
    #8-20 Torrent's Last Will (7-11)
    #8-21 Champion's Chalice pt 2 - Agents of the Eye (1-5)
    #8-99 The Solstice Scar Version C (1-11)
    #9-08 Birthright Betrayed (1-5)
    #9-12 Shrine of the Sacred Tempest (1-5)
    #9-18 Scourge of the Farheavens (1-5)
    #9-20 Fury of the Final Blade (7-11)
    #9-22 Grotto of the Deluged God (1-5)
    #9-23 The Ghol-Gan Heresy (7-11)
    #10-00 The Hao Jin Cataclysm (1-11)
    #10-03 Death on the Ice (5-9)
    #10-04 Reaver's Roar (7-11)
    #10-06 Treason's Chains (1-5)
    Ruins of Bonekeep Level 2 - Maze of the Mind Slave (3-7)
    Ruins of Bonekeep Level 3 - The Wakening Tomb (5-9)
    Mod: Dawn of the Scarlet Sun (4-6)
    Mod: Masks of the Living God (2-4)
    Mod: The Godsmouth Heresy (1-2)
    Mod: The Ruby Phoenix Tournament (10-12)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 4 - Godhome (3-5)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 5 - The Drowned Level (3-5)
    AP: Reign of Winter (Books 3-6)

    Evergreen Adventures -

    #3-IN First Steps pt 1 - In Service to Lore (1)
    #5-08 The Confirmation (1)
    #6-10 The Wounded Wisp (1-2) g
    #7-10 Consortium Compact (1)
    #8-07 From the Tome of Righteous Repose (3-7)
    #8-16 House of Harmonious Wisdom (1)
    #9-09 Beyond the Halflight Path (3-7)
    #9-16 Fallen Family, Broken Name (1-5) p
    Mod: Crypt of the Everflame (1-2)
    Mod: Master of the Fallen Fortress (1)
    Mod: Murder's Mark (1-2) g
    Mod: The Godsmouth Heresy (1-2) p
    Mod: We Be Goblins! (1-2) g
    Mod: We B4 Goblins! (1-2) g p
    Mod: Thornkeep Level 1 - The Accursed Halls (1)
    Mod: Emerald Spire Level 1 - The Tower Ruins (1)
    Mod: Heroes for Highdelve (1-2)
    AP: Reign of Winter Book 1 - The Snows of Summer (1-2) p
    AP: Mummy's Mask Book 1 - The Half-Dead City (1-2) g p
    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)

    (p = can still play at the higher of the two, g = can still GM at the higher)

    SFS Scenarios and Modules I have not yet played as of November 2018:

    Never Played, GM'd, or Read -

    AP: Dead Suns
    AP: Against the Aeon Throne
    #1-19 To Conquer the Dragon
    #1-20 Duskmire Accord 9
    #1-22 The Protectorate Petition
    #1-24 and after

    Can Still Play for SFS Credit (in addition to the first list not including repeatable adventures) -

    #1-02 Fugitive on the Red Planet
    #1-03 Yesteryear's Truth
    #1-06 A Night in Nightarch
    #1-07 The Solar Sortie
    #1-09 Live Exploration Extreme!
    #1-10 The Half-Alive Streets
    #1-13 On the Trail of History
    #1-14 Star Sugar Heartlove!!!
    #1-15 Save the Renkrodas
    #1-21 Yesteryear's Sorrow
    #1-23 Return to Sender

    Evergreen Adventures -

    Q1 Into the Unknown (1)
    #1-12 Ashes of Discovery (1-4)
    #1-16 Dreaming of the Future (1-4)