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!
Like that one time we had 6 players and no-one had Computers...that Hireling was insanely useful.
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
In Australia we call them thongs.
We love to confuse people :D
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.
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.
Name: Lord Revan Trueshot of Tullion, The Risen, The Hiddenite Sage
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.
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.
Bob Jonquet wrote:
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.
Simon Kort wrote:
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!)
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.)
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.
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:
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?
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!
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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!
The Ghost of Balin Moonsong wrote:
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-)
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!
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...
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.
Or maybe you should at least pay the Giant Rat?
Tommi Ketonen wrote:
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?
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!