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My group was about to storm Fort Rannick before we broke so I could go to Gen Con, so if we're converting, I have to figure out how to present a couple of ogres with class levels (and hack some shocker lizards).


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My group's cleric of Desna, Jori, became obsessed with redeeming Nualia after a harrowing, so the party took her alive. Jori spent some time talking to Nualia (AT her, really) before she was sent off to Magnimar for a fair trial, as suggested in this thread.

I also used this thread's idea that she ended up in Justice Ironbriar's court, who, uh, "set her free on a work release program" shortly before the PCs killed him.

Nualia has been chewing on what the cleric said, so I'm having her drop in on Jori while everyone else is spending time decoding Ironbriar's journal. Since Jori didn't know that Nualia is at liberty, and has no idea if she got through to her, I'm planning on some cat-and-mouse tension to unfold across that period of downtime before Nualia finally agrees to Jori's help.

It'll be like "Killing Eve," if Villanelle were a fan of Lamashtu.


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We just finished the Seven's Sawmill in Rise of the Runelords, where the group found a painting "depicting a city carved from a vast frozen waterfall with towering ice cathedrals and domes."

Is this depicting a particular site in Golarion, or is it a product of the artist's imagination?

Thanks in advance!


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I'm running Burnt Offerings at last, and I expect my group to make an effort to redeem Nualia. What was her alignment before she became CE?


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Every NPC whose name starts with "K" died in my Skull & Shackles game, so I can't add any red herrings there. XD

I'm planning to include Sandara Quinn as the cleric who's actually consecrating the Besmaran temple. She went to the Holy Isle on Besmara's Throne after the campaign ended, and will probably become the high priest when Laharra Seaspray is gone.

My only Doomsday Dawn player who also played Skull & Shackles became the Hurricane King, so I expect I'll have one of the other PCs there to "pay tribute to Whark" (translation: "keep an eye on things") on the King's behalf. Plus, Cut-Throat Grok would be his +1.

I may have Rosie Cusswell be one of their sources when gathering information before the ball.

And I might mention Fishguts Kroop if the PCs manage to linger in the kitchen.


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nighttree wrote:

Has volume One been posted yet ?

I can't seem to see it 0.O

This one won't start until February 2019, after Return of the Runelords ends.


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Sadnerd wrote:
Great adventure! my group is going to love the mix of roleplay in the beginning and dungeon crawling in the latter half.

"You're stuck on a ship with a colorful cast of NPCs!" is pretty much the briar patch I want to be thrown into.


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Generic Villain wrote:
Has any subscriber not gotten this? Or am I the only one?

My download hasn't come through yet, either.


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I could really use those too!


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This is a great cast of NPCs. I've been waiting since PaizoCon to meet Lullaby Vancaskerkin and she did not disappoint.


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Salbade wrote:
David knott 242 wrote:

Those of us with subscriptions (in my case, to product lines other than this one) could very well be waiting for spoilers from non-subscribers -- note that PDFs are available for direct sale now.

Sorry, should have been more clear. I have the subscription, but haven't gotten any message for about 2 weeks about it. Wasn't sure if the website crash pushed me having access to the pdf back this far.

It seems that way; my subscription copy hasn't shipped yet, either.


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Please please PLEASE confirm subscriptions before the site goes down again! : S


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Jason Bulmahn mentioned on Twitch today that the Resonance cost is an error and will be addressed in Monday's rules update.


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Generic Villain wrote:
Boy I'd sure like this to ship. It's odd - I was not looking forward to this AP at all, but it has turned out to be amazing.

The waiting IS the hardest part!


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My group has never played Rise of the Runelords, so I'll be adapting that after we finish Doomsday Dawn.


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Might the campaign traits in the Player's Guide be tied to how that PC died?


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Has anyone shared the titles for the scenarios anywhere around here? I was able to make them out on the slide at the PaizoCon banquet. : D


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While I appreciate that some folks might want Paizo to have a non-goblin adventure instead of this one, I will say that I got to play it with the author at PaizoCon and had about as much fun as I've ever had at a table. Give it a chance, y'all.


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I'm concerned about this too, because I won't be able to start running until August 16th. I'm hoping they'll still be interested in feedback even if it comes in late.


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This is all very helpful, thanks!

One of the PCs dove into the sea to rescue the Rahadoumi woman that Harrigan throws overboard. Later on, she told him that she saw Harrigan murder the Man's Promise's captain - who'd already surrendered - by cutting out his heart while he was still alive.

So I know it's more about rescuing their friends than it is about facing Harrigan. :D


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Has anyone else had an issue with the PCs wanting to go after Harrigan and the Wormwood right away?

We ended up leaving some of the friendly & helpful NPCs behind on that ship, since they managed to befriend all but the eight hostiles that Plugg and Scourge needed. So now that I'm starting Chapter 2, they want to mount a rescue.

I can always have them just not find the Wormwood... plus she'll be in the waters that are more heavily traveled, and with the PCs' Infamy and Plunder being so low, they'd be Prey.

My plan is to have the friendlies leave Harrigan's service in some port the PCs visit later on (it's not like impressed sailors can be kept on indefinitely), so that they're spared the worst of Harrigan's wrath when he hears about the Man's Promise. Once they're sure that their friends are safe, I think the PCs will forget about Harrigan for awhile.

Any other suggestions for throwing the PCs off this trail? I am not sure that any of the hooks in this chapter will grab them away from this goal.


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I ended up keeping most of the helpful and friendly NPC swabs and riggers on the Wormwood, and just sent Sandara, Rosie, Conchobar, and Kroop as allies to the PCs on the Man's Promise. Since I had a PC dive into the sea to save the Rahadoumi woman that Harrigan throws overboard, she also went along as his responsibility.

With Plugg, Scourge, 8 hostiles, and a few undecided, they now have exactly twenty characters on the ship. I figure that's skeletal enough to run the ship, AND to give Plugg and company another reason to not kill the PCs right away.

Now all I have to do is figure out what happens to the loyal folks who stayed aboard the Wormwood. I presume they'll make a break for it next time the ship's in a port.


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My players have a ranger, a monk, a gunslinger, and a samurai. We should be adding a rogue around the time they attack the Man's Promise; I'm concerned that, without Sandara's healing, Bonewrack Isle will grind them up.


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Varthanna wrote:
I have one question that I cant seem to find the answer for... Why is Kroop sent aboard the Man's Promise with all the deckhands? What is Harrigan's motivation for getting rid of his cook (and long-time crew member) ?

That bothered me too, until I decided that Harrigan acquires a new Rahadoumi cook from the Man's Promise. She's gifted, sober, and much easier on the eyes.


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I want to make an old-fashioned rumor table for Skull & Shackles, to provide the PCs with some foreshadowing (and some outright incorrect information) early in the game. Doling these rumors out could serve as additional incentive for the PCs to mingle with the rest of the Wormwood's crew during nighttime ship actions. Ideally I shouldn't have more than twenty, so they can all be "on the table" by the end of Chapter 1. (Fishguts has probably heard them all, when he's sober enough to share.)

I might also include an achievement to unlock: once the PCs have heard all the rumors, they can attempt Knowledge (local) checks about the Shackles untrained.

The "Mysteries of the Shackles" section of Chapter 4, and the items from the inside back covers, are good, but I'd like to keep my focus specifically on things that will come up in the Adventure Path itself.

My initial thought is to have five categories of rumors:
- NPCs
- Places
- Treasures
- Ships
- Monsters

I'll share them as I come up with them, and gladly welcome any contributions or other ideas anyone else can provide.


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In Dungeon #116's 30 Greatest Adventure list, John Rateliff mentions that X2 Castle Amber has spawned "not one, but two sequels."

I know about Mark of Amber. What's the other one?

Yours,
Darth Krzysztof
"Anyway, there's no point in reading comics. They're stupid. They treat the kid as if they were--well, you know--kids." -Rik, The Young Ones