I just wanted to give some background context on Grandmaster Torch, since I know Teehax is new to the game and probably unfamiliar with this most notorious NPC.
In short, he’s an information broker and former Pathfinder who has betrayed the society more than once. Fans love to hate him. More details can be found on his wiki page, which is surprisingly spoiler free.
Desciptor: 1d6 ⇒ 5 Slick
Type: 1d6 ⇒ 2 Polar
Role: 1d6 ⇒ 3 Driver
Hat: Derby! (What? OMG OP! Sorry about it. Already GM approved.)
Well, I rolled a slick polar, but I’d like to play a rookie panda, if that’s OK. Unless you guys think we need another slick polar, of course. I’m not trying to meta-game btw.
Woah! Silt hurled that rock!
Also, Derek* gave me a pbp tip last night that I wanted to share. He suggested putting coordinates on the map, like numbers down one side and letters down the other, so that we can easily talk about specific squares. It could get a little mechanical, but I think this would help us in certain situations, like in the case of a target square. It would be easy to say "I'm aiming for D5" or something like that. And I'm sure there are other situations as well.
*A popular 5 star GM in our area.
Haha, is it? Thanks!
I'm sort of going off of this description from Blood of the Coven about Sea Hag Changelings:
Born restless, brine mays cannot abide a sedentary life and yearn to travel and see new sights. Curiosity and wonder grip them, but a disposition that changes like the winds means they find it difficult to permanently bond with places, possessions, or people. They are vivacious and lively, but also temperamental, prone to quick shifts between emotional highs and lows.
Also, I've been reading A LOT of Monsterhearts 2 lately, so that may be having an influence lol.
Lolz forgetful true strike
Cool, a few tweaks might be all we need until we start leveling and more of our abilities start coming online. I'll put a point in Spellcraft next level lol. That was kind of a misstep on my part.
The NPCs might be a good resource too. I think we may just have to conclude that we can't do everything ourselves all the time. Or some clever problem solving will save us. I did I have to remind myself that this isn't PFS, and we have options in a home game we don’t normally have in PFS.
I'm enjoying playing Cedar. My hope is that his summons can fill some gaps too. He'll eventually be able to summon creatures with more utility.
Oh, we should talk about that sometime Andrew because I love occult and horror themes and I've been wanting to run Hook Street since it came out!
So, I really don't have enough info yet to have a clear theory about what might be happening in RoA, but Cedar is the child of a hag and he has pretty much lived his whole life keeping that secret, amongst other things. So his mind instantly goes to the idea that someone in the colony was not who they claimed to be and was keeping things hidden from the rest, for whatever reason. I just think that's how his mind would work.
Oh, also, I just want to maybe start a background discussion here on what we may think is going on with the missing colony, because Cedar's theories and ideas may not always be the same as my own. And I'd like to be able to role play him in a way that is independent of what I might think is or has happened. If that makes sense...
I guess I don't want you to think that everything he says is necessarily what I'm also thinking. And I want your characters to have the freedom to argue or disagree with him without you feeling like you're disagreeing with me as a person.
This is a weird, awkward discussion about the game meta, but I hope I make sense!
Great, thanks guys. I may be able to put a point in it eventually. But it does seem like it’s right up Purpose’s alley.
I kind of like the idea too of using our NPC resources, as that’s not something we normally have access to in PFS. I’m looking forward to getting to know the NPCs better and forming relationships with them. And then getting them to do stuff for us lol.
Yeah, that's smart. I'm excited too, but we can do introductions and RP on the ship a little.
My character Cedar Cruise:
Synthesis Summoner 1
M Medium humanoid (Changeling)
Init +0; Senses Perc +2, SM +0,
[spoiler=And his eidolon Hakkuo]
This furry, serpentine otter has bushy eyebrows and a brush-like mustache.
Deepwater Eidolon 1