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Scarab Sages

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I put it in my Volunteer Form as an added note ;)

I'd love to GM this please. Already GM'd it once and played it once, and I'm excited to GM it again :)

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

So if they die from the Ray, they are just dead completely. That's them done?

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

I had 2 questions while prepping this:

1) In Level B, is Zone A where the Moonflower starts? (Edit: Well High Subtier says so, but I guess the same applies for Low Tier)

2) The Spheres say "creatures reduced to 0 hit points by the spheres' attacks must succeed at a DCXX Fort Save or become a pile of ash."

My question is: does the imploding on round 10 count as an attack? Do PCs have to make a Fort Save? My initial thought is yes, but I don't want to unfairly turn someone into ash.

Also, what are the options for recovering a pile of ash? Do you sweep it all together and then they can raise dead when they get back home?

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To be honest, as someone who ran away from a lot of problems in my early 20's, before I learned to deal with them, this guy is actually the most super relatable one! I feel he'll be relatable for quite a few people too.

I totally dig it, and will look for ways to atone slightly when/if I play with him!

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

Thanks Simon!

Just a small note for Starfinder Season 2

#2-06 The Stumbling Society: Sangoro's Lament is Part 1
#2-08 The Stumbling Society: Sangoro's Gifts is Part 2.

You just have them the other way around :)

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Nefreet wrote:
There is a Facebook post from back in the PFS1 days clarifying that Facebook posts aren't binding.

But...is that Facebook post to be believed!?

-insert X-Files music-

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

There better be lots of photos on Facebook. #FOMO

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Nefreet wrote:
"Dr." Cupi wrote:
Hirelings disrupted that game balance.

Did they? Honestly?

When I sit down with my Cha 08 Android, I'm not going to slot his Bluff/Diplomacy/Intimidate Hireling if there's a dedicated Envoy at the table.

When I sit down with my Int 10 Halfling, I'm not going to slot her Computers/Engineering Hireling if there's a dedicated Tech character at the table.

Why? Because a dedicated character will have a much higher skill bonus.

Hirelings only help shore up a party that is lacking in any one area.

Like that one time we had 6 players and no-one had Computers...that Hireling was insanely useful.

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

Mike Bramnik wrote:
For our players who still have characters in the First Seekers (Luwazi Elsebo) faction, should we continue to encourage them to write-in once they reach Tier 4 with their faction?

I think so?

There will be a new First Seeker each season right?

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
James Hargrave wrote:
Andrew Torgerud wrote:
Sasha Laranoa Harving wrote:
Ah, I've started dreaming about party composition for my SkålCon games... The most wonderful time of the year.

mmm party composition...

Smoked Salmon... Grilled Caesar Salad... Keg of Cider... mmmmm

You forgot Hawaiian shirts and sandals!
Are flip-flops okay instead of sandals? Asking for a... friend.

In Australia we call them thongs.

We love to confuse people :D

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Douglas Edwards wrote:

Any timetable of SFS AR?

What about Against the Swarm chronicles?

Against the Swarm Chronicles will come out after all the books are out. That's how it usually goes right?

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Andrew Torgerud wrote:
Sasha Laranoa Harving wrote:
Ah, I've started dreaming about party composition for my SkålCon games... The most wonderful time of the year.

mmm party composition...

Smoked Salmon... Grilled Caesar Salad... Keg of Cider... mmmmm

You forgot Hawaiian shirts and sandals!

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

BigNorseWolf wrote:
The operative still needs to hit to make someone flat footed.

Only to make it flat-footed for everyone. If he makes the trick attack they are still flat-footed to him for that attack. But yeah, he still has to hit to make it easier for everyone.

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Poit wrote:

The party starts each quest fully rested, correct?

SFS guide, pg. 4 wrote:

Starfinder Quests: Written for the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, quests are 1-hour adventures often used as introductions to the game.

Starfinder Quest Arcs: Written specifically for the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild, quest arcs include multiple 1-hour quests that involve a common theme, typically culminating in a capstone adventure.
This scenario is a quest arc, and is therefore multiple 1-hour quests. And since a quest is an adventure, the players start each one fully rested. I think that makes sense (and is consistent with the previous quests), but I wanted to make sure, since the scenario takes place on or near a single planet.

Yeah, the problem with this is trying to make sense of it. In Dreaming of the Future, you have to travel days between planets so it makes sense.

I like Sasha's answer, because it's hard to justify being fully rested if they just climb up a tunnel and then up a hill to the next combat.

So I guess I will use that from now on.

Also, did anyone find high-tier Quest 2 combat ridiculous overpowered. I almost TPK'd a 5 person party with no pregens. That 4d6 cone is crazy good. Especially as you do it twice on the first turn. Thankfully I rolled high on the 1d4+1 to reset it. But wow, I put down most of them at some point during that fight.

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Waldergrave Venomous wrote:
And after that spoiler...anybody run this on the low tier feel that the fights were just a little too easy? I did have a five player table with a decent spread (Exo-Mechanic 8, Operative 7, Soldier 5, Drone-Mechanic 5, Mystic 5, so APL=6) and they basically 1 rounded everything except the final boss. I know a few of the 3-6 and the 5-8 seem that the tier 3-4 or the 5-6 are cake walks.

I think it's about how you do the fights as well. A level 7 Operative is going to do a bunch of damage and auto-flat foot every enemy, which can be a problem especially in low tier.

For example, the 2 Historia's on the Bridge, I had them go to the back as part of their first turn movement, and lure the PCs past the shocking bridge controls, that really helped extend the fight and make it interesting. The first fight was pretty simple, and the final boss had them in trouble to start with.

It wasn't a total cakewalk but as a GM I had to get creative, and high initiative helps. So that's got luck behind it too.

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Keith Smith wrote:

709 Selene Scintilla (witchwarper) is a dream interpreter

710 Scottamander Tracy (skittermander male envoy) is a First Responder to disaster scenes and wishes to form a Pact Wide International Rescue

710 is genius haha! Nice :D

Also I assume your 709 is from the playtest?

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Leg o' Lamb wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Who doesn't!?

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Name: Lord Revan Trueshot of Tullion, The Risen, The Hiddenite Sage
Alignment: Neutral Good
Race: Elf
Class: Ranger 14

Description: Lord Revan is a haughty Elf, who hates Humans, and has no ranks in Knowledge: Nobility as clearly he is the most important Noble. He has significantly cooled off towards most people, especially Humans that have saved his life/owe him a life debt etc but still is an acquired taste for those that first meet him. He carries a Magical Longbow (which has can use very effectively) and a Longsword, and has very keen eyes, and a love of books as a Librarian.

He's not totally a bad guy, just hates Humans a lot.

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Kate Baker wrote:
Moar morlamaws! Moarlamaws!

One of my favourite things I did running that scenario...give them a French accent...one of our players now has a French Morlamaw making his way around tables :D

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

I would assume that ANZOP wouldn't hit a 75+ table minimum either. Feel free to correct me. But having lived there for 15+ years and knowing travel costs like I do. That is extremely expensive.

So that's quite a large % of area/population that isn't hitting!

Look. I'm going to talk to my RVC like you suggested Bob, that's no problem. Just giving my opinion here.

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Bob Jonquet wrote:

Premier conventions are spotlight events probably at the tier 1 (75+ tables) level.

Premier Plus conventions are significant spotlight events that generally include direct sponsorship from Paizo. Currently, this includes Gen Con, PaizoCon (US), Origins, Pax Unplugged, and UK Games Expo. These events receive an even higher AcP value (see the Guide) as well as perks such as volunteer t-shirts, physical product support, and other bonuses. Numerous Paizo staffs generally attend these events.

Normal reoccuring Gamedays at your local lodge will receive standard AcP

I have a question regarding this, is there a list of conventions that are 75+ tables currently that aren't in the Premier Plus events you listed please?

I'd be very curious, because I'm not sure many conventions in Europe will hit this for example. And would PaizoCon UK be Premier Plus or Premier for example?

We ran our biggest convention in the Netherlands (we have 2 a year for the whole country) and it got 26 tables. We're never going to get to Premier, so it's just like that entire convention which gets people from all the world, will be worth the same as our normal Wednesday night tables, and that is slightly concerning if I'm honest.

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Great!

Also fantastic shoutout: "The era when you could just swap in a similarly sized rock as you snatched away the treasure was long gone, if it had ever truly existed."

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

Simon Kort wrote:

Alright PFS2 update is live! You can now report and search on the first few PFS2 scenarios.

There are also some small quality of life changes.

As always, if you notice any bugs, do let me know in this thread or in PMs.

Thanks mate!

First thing I noticed was that above the PF2 stuff, there isn't a Player or GM tag above the checkboxes. Just the 2 columns. I assume the left checkboxes are Player?

And will the Profile boxes will be updated for PF2? So when you go on your profile page you can see the same thing? (Sorry if that's next on the list!)

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

Is this also subject to the "you get the credits for the level your character is, not the tier you played" like #1-99 was?

(Clarification: I haven't got the scenario yet, and I'm running it end of the month, but I'm curious about this. This happened to me in PaizoCon UK, I played a 4 in a tier 5-6, and only got level 4 credit when I slogged through 5-6. There was an issue with players, hence why I got at this table.)

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Kingbrendarr wrote:
Our organizer puts in an insane amount of time tracking what people have played and tries to have a schedule that works for us all. I have had to GM a few times but never had to skip a session because there was nothing for me to play/gm.

Please tell me your GM uses PFSTracker? It's so much simpler.

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

Hi all,

Just prepping this and encountered a question (might have more but thought I'd ask it now)

Quest #2 - "Marker"

Statblocks for Corrupted Guardian Statues:
Tactics - Before Combat: The corrupted guardians ... beginning their turns as marked on the map.

Anyone got any ideas where that is? Can't see any marks on Map B for that.

Or any suggestions, I was thinking one above B3, and maybe one at B2? Or just both at B3?

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Bob Jonquet wrote:
In the case of (1) we are working on moving, or at least mirroring the coordinator's list on the OPF website where we have more control over it being updated. As such, new appointments and promotions should appear much more quickly.

As I was just about to make a post regarding this, is there any news on when that is going to be updated? Or is it something they will look into now GenCon is finished?

Unfortunately the list on Paizo is pretty out of date, so would be nice to see/celebrate all the new VOs who have made the list!

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

GM Upaynao wrote:
Also, don't pack your dice in your carry on, TSA will pull you aside. Shout out to the very polite agent who knew enough about dice to asking they were for D&D or Magic!

Leaving the US in Feb we had this. Some very confused TSA Agents.

Scarab Sages

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Robert Brandenburg wrote:
Normally, GM stars are recalculated whenever a session is reported that might change them, and then we store the result, ensuring it's updated every time it should be. However, the way we manage GM stars was changed by the code roll so, the recalculation hasn't happened for all users yet. We manually ran a mass-update to account for this, but it seems to have missed a few users. I ran another update and am manually fixing stars for specific users who report this problem, so you should see the display update. Let me know if anyone's stars are still missing.

Hi Rob, mine are back. Thank you!

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I'm the same as this. None of my stuff is showing :(

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The Ghost of Balin Moonsong wrote:

Noce!

In the spirit of pedantism, Into The Unknown has 5 quests - 2-03 The Withering World is not the first.

I was going to mention that too ;)

Very excited for these! Seeing forum names I know for the quests, and to see Matt back (I loved To Conquer the Dragon especially running it -insert evil smile-)

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Kate Baker wrote:
*cries at lack of vacation days*

*joins in*

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John Compton wrote:
Sparrowhawk_92 wrote:
Does this mean we can get confirmation on how to pronounce the "uu" in Izalguun?
I've been pronouncing it ih-zal-GOON, though I make the double-O sound a little deeper.

Ah I went for ih-zal-GUN, but that's probably just the English/Australian way I talk.

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Following because I have this boon too

In reference to 1). That's what I read it as too.

3) Does this mean you will always try and resist even Mystic Cure from anything but an SRO?

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Congrats to Christina for her 5 stars! And of course to all 5 star GMs and Campaign Coin recipients, you all smashed it :D

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THUNDERLIPS! wrote:
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Yes. Thunderlips is terrible to behold.

UH..... WUT?

** spoiler omitted **

I mean...there was that one incident with multiple chickens...which while I thought was hilarious, I can totally understand why people might get uncomfortable!

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Mystical Seeker wrote:
James, if you have the PDF, would converting to grey-scale work for you in reading it?

I don't know. I print everything out in full colour. I'm a guy who remembers by highlighting and that helps me find things later on. Unfortunately highlighting light green text doesn't work that well...

Even if the text was Dark Purple that would be a huge improvement!

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I don't mind the Green colour, but it's horrible to read (and I have only one eye and glasses...so reading can be a struggle anyway haha) and the big symbol outlining the page number is very distracting.

I look forward to seeing how this can be helped!

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"The Pathfinder Society’s track record of unleashing forgotten horrors while in the pursuit of glory and lore is dubious"

Biggest understatement ever. Like. Ever.

Having said that, excited for the Vigilant Seal though!

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I'm keen! #InternationalSquad

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Quick note, you guys got the links the wrong way around. I clicked the "We Be Heroes" and got the "Skitter Crash".

Or is that just me?

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

Hmm puts on gnomish-sized tinfoil hat.

** spoiler omitted **

-Puts on another, slightly bigger tinfoil hat-

#1-38:
Maybe Historia-Prime spilt their personality. Half became Guidance, half is now in Historia-6

Scarab Sages ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Netherlands aka CptJames

As a minor sidepoint, as I know someone who made a scenario (I assume a bunch of people do), custom maps are also up to the scenario writer too, for instance, my VC who wrote SFS#1-24 (seriously go play it, and as a disclaimer, definitely not paid to write this >.>) didn't have time to make a custom map, so went with flipmats instead as it worked better!

Also @Jacob - I do every step you do, except I use Posterazor, to cut the image into printable A4 pages in a pdf, then print, cut and stick them myself. Saves me a bunch of money. And I like to think the players appreciate the effort I put in...and my housemates have learned to put up with me commandeering the dining room table for map making...

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
roysier wrote:
(even I was uncomfortable running a drug induced NPC when kids were at the table).

Mushroom samba is a cartoon staple. As long as he's having a happy trip it shouldn't be something that they haven't seen in a cartoon.

** spoiler omitted **

I've run that scenario multiple times, it's a happy trip and everyone I've run it for enjoys the ridiculousness that comes from a tripped out NPC. But that's me personally.

Spoiler:
Or maybe you should at least pay the Giant Rat?

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Tommi Ketonen wrote:
Tineke Bolleman wrote:


Id love to come over and do some evaluations when the time comes.

Whoa! Thank you! I'll take you up on that offer if/when the time comes ^_^

Our lodge doesn't really do PFS2/SFS, yet. Even though I use our lodge as an example, I'm sure there are others that share a similar situation.

Well...if your lodge needs help with getting SFS off the ground...I've not been to Finland yet!

Leg o' Lamb wrote:
My ability to judge one's "worthiness" of whatever marker under discussion is constrained by having a sample size of one. This is unfair to both the GM and the VO doing the evaluation.

And the same I think goes the other way. Should my worthiness be judged by VC's I'm in constant contact with, have run games for before and discuss rules/scenarios with all the time? Is there a bias towards me because of that?

In this case I trust the VC's to be honest with me, my own VC and the German VC's I know aren't afraid to tell it like it is. But I'm not sure the same can be said for everyone around the world.

But do my evaluations then need to be monitored? As I have VC's close who already know me. Do one of the three have to be done by a random VC at a convention (say PaizoCon2020?) Is there going to be a process for that? Or just getting 3 is enough and that's it (as long as I pass all 3)

And while we're at it, one more thing...I know the VCs close to me all have lots of rules knowledge about Starfinder. I know this is supposed to be an evaluation on pure GMing alone, but I can't help but think, does rules knowledge help/hinder an evaluation?

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I agree, GM Discretion is nice.

I also talk to my players as well (and being somewhat over zealous) I generally have all options in our local games worked out (which level pregens and which level PC's would lead to what subtiers) and then just give them all the option of deciding.

I totally understand if no-one else does that, but I want to my players to have fun, and challenge them somewhat too!

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As someone who will be flying over to attend PaizoCon 2020, I am following this and second this request please!

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