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Let me first introduce myself as the organizer of the Extra Life 3 convention. I regret to say, I haven't read most of the thread, but would like to offer a little bit of context, via what I posted today re Extra Life, below. Please know that I won't be returning to the boards, since I really do not want to spark more arguments, I just want to wash my hands of the situation and focus on the charity, so if I don't reply to you, this is why.

I hate rules. I understand the need for them in some situations, but in general, I feel like the vast majority of them are stifling and unnecessary. Which explains my Chaotic Good, Libertarian bent. So when a big bureaucracy does things that block us from being able to do good, in this case, raise money for the Duke Children's Hospital, it sets me off way more than anything else. Perhaps I overreacted yesterday, but from what I've heard, the person in question is well overdue for being called out. Either way, I'm calmer now, and would like to focus on the positives.

I've discussed with Rosh, and through adversity, we'd like to effect positive change, namely, we're putting together some new games we're going to run with RTR instead of worrying about the Pathfinder Society situation. I'm focusing on a Rat Queens game, so whoever plays Braga, you're in luck. :P

I've also heard back from Michael, who will be in charge of PFS. I apologize for any strife I've caused, and thank you for coming back in to help.

Finally, to everyone who has helped with Extra Life now, and in the past, long time supporters, to those who have just joined us this year, Thank you. We can't achieve our ultimate goal without you. I look forward to working with all of you in the coming years.
As always, you can sign up for games
here: https://warhorn.net/events/extra-life-3

here: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Tabletop-Rolepla…/…/233578809/

and here: http://www.meetup.com/Raleigh-Tabletop-Rolepla…/…/233578850/

Donations are always appreciated, and you can do so below! That would be cool of you. http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.participant&p articipantID=196392

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Ragoz wrote:
RoshVagari wrote:

I perma-booted a kid from my tables for playing a wizard just like that. Dude was a jerk on top of bring a fun sponge, so when tables stopped making when he signed up, I had him banned.

Congrats, you won Pathfinder. With that accomplishment you don't ever have to play at my table again. Bye, Felicia.

So you mean you didn't have him booted for playing a wizard just like that at all then.

Having played with the wizard in question, the characters were the straw that broke the camel's back. Other offenses include, having screaming matches with his girlfriend, refusing to not engage in PvP, and constantly arguing with the GM.

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Gary Bush wrote:

HEY!

Stay on target guys!

This is about unskilled players, not what people use to play with in the "good old days".

Mods, please clean it up a little?

Thank you.

Oh my sweet summer child...

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I like to give my players things, and I'm not going to get bent out of shape over wordings of rules, so I give them a reroll per. The Golden Rule should be, "Have fun, and be excellent to each other."

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My Hellknight Jendraza was recently in such a situation, though she's only level 10, jumped by 3 assassins while in the shower. She keeps her Greatsword by her at all times, however, so she and her other naked friends were able to fight them off Eastern Promises style.

Of course, she's a 42 year old Half-Orc with 300 lbs of muscle on her, so the 20 year old Sorceress came by after the fight to let me know that she hopes she dies before she gets to be my age. To which I responded, naked, pissed, and covered in blood, "This can be arraigned."

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My Ranger Eliza is a Pesh dealer. This has actually helped us through a few roleplaying encounters, because a doped up guard is a happy, complacent guard. I wouldn't take her to a table where I don't know the regular comfort level, but she's great fun at our local tables.

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Yes. This. Been waiting for a while. Mr. Jackson, one day I will meet you at a convention or something, and you will receive the biggest hug ever.

Unless you don't accept hugs, in which case, I will mentally send warm, hug-like vibes. :P

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So, looks like my favorite PFS author is writing the new evergreen. I guess It's time for me to have a billion level one characters! :P

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It seems it's time to put it bluntly and ask you not to violate the more important rule of "Don't be a jerk." Please just have fun with the players and don't make them fall for arbitrary reasons. If you can't do that, please just don't run the scenario and find someone else who can do so in a way that is fun for all and allows them to play the characters they'd like. We're here to enjoy ourselves and not to nitpick every little rule in the name of adhering strictly to the rules.

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So much excited, can't word properly!

Pirate's Honor was the best Pathfinder Tale so far, so I am really looking forward to this!

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So today I went to report my 50th table of credit, and noticed it said I only had 6 tables of credit. I checked my GM reported tables and noted I still had all of them but some of the APs and Mods were missing their +2. (Thornkeep levels still had them but they were missing from Shattered Star and Carrion Crown AP, plus Godsmouth Heresy.) I thought it might correct itself when I reported, but I checked again and it said 6 tables still. It reported fine, but don't know what's going on with that. Anyone else having this issue?

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Kyle Baird wrote:
Summoner, Gunslinger, Druid, White-haired Witch... name a scenario that's going to be difficult for these guys.

I think the upcoming scenario "Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies" is going to be fairly challenging. :P

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Tcho Tcho wrote:
If you're playing a evil PC who's helping the good guys, you're doing it wrong.

I'm sure he could find a hook or reason if the other players are down with it. No one is "doing it wrong" since there's no standard for "doing it right" without treading into badwrongfun territory.

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Captain Valdia Black, Half Elf Trade Princess of Qadira and consummate pirate Rogue strides into the Grand Lodge. She casually flings a Red Mantis helmet into Venture Captain Shevala Iorae's office, the head inside spraying a little blood onto her desk.

"Torch is alive, and still bug-ugly. He's also a big friend of the Shadow Lodge or somesuch, for what it's worth. He'll be by presently," she slurs drunkenly, as she has for the bast 18 years. Shocked, the Venture Captain hands the pirate a pouch of coins and thanks her for another mission completed. Hefting the pouch, Valdia laughs in her usual, strange way and turns to leave. "That'll be enough for me to retire, then. I've a couple babies and a blue man to take care of and all..." As she leaves, Shevala hears a loud thunk on the door, worried that the Captain's liver has finally failed, she rushes out to see what has happened. A mithral knife is wedged into her door, holding up a note detailing Captain Black's retirement notice. Valdia, however, is nowhere to be seen. It rambles and meanders, but a small note catches the Venture Captain's eye. "P.S. Should the Society ever be in Dire need of assistance, Drandle knows where to find me. Tell him to summon the Kraken."

22 years later, Venture Captain Dreng stands on the shores of Absolom, absentmindedly rubbing a magical coin, emblazoned with Besmara's holy symbol. In the distance, a huge with black sails warship returns home.

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Tiefling
Fetchling
Half-Orc
Dhampir
Vishkanya

If I wanted to be an awesome human, I'd go outside :P

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Vrog Skyreaver wrote:
I dunno. I think it might be a good idea to cycle out what races people can play. There has been enough clamor from the player base about trying different things, I think that Tiefling and Aasimar can go without too much fuss or muss.

You take my tiefling away from me and this city burns. :P

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Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:


*giggles and does a little cheerleading sidekick on her way out the door*

*sprinkles glitter*

I died laughing. This is best thing.

*sprinkles more glitter*

Uh oh... we're going to have to fight a glitter swarm, aren't we?

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Have fun storming the castle!

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Running this on May 1st. They are trending towards high tier... I'm wondering if I should be melodramatic and tell them at the start, "Look to your left, now to your right. One of those people will more than likely not return." :P

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Detect Magic wrote:
What exactly is "the spirit of roleplaying"?

He comes at midnight to announce that you'll be visited by three ghosts, the ghost of Roleplaying Past, Present, and Future.

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kinevon wrote:
and the GM puts up his GM screen, and it is covered with skull and crossbones stickers...

But... How else am I supposed to show my love of Besmara?

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Seconded with Penumbral Accords. Icebound Outpost is also pretty great.

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John Francis wrote:
I'd no more insist that you have to play out the social skills of your character than I would insist that you had to take actual physical damage should your character get wounded in combat.

Wait... this isn't the norm?

I feel lied to.

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I will 3rd Hall of Drunken Heroes, especially when the Weird bit is played to the max. My group when I played it, were able to decimate it, (helped that we all made our saves, somehow,) but we still felt the pressure. When I ran it, the player reaction was awesome. They got decimated, but they reacted well, and when they found out they weren't really dead, they were amazingly relieved. Didn't hurt that I described their horrible, bloody deaths in minute detail. :P

And Red Harvest is awesome. My Pirate Captain rogue keeps

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Bakji the Samsaran
around now as she negotiated for him for "services rendered." My chronicle sheet literally says,
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"You get the Blue Man,"
in reference to what she called him throughout.

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Victor Zajic wrote:
While the GM in question does sound like a jerk, remember that it is the GM's job to be the antagonist to the players. I know it might look like we're maliciously trying to kill your characters, but we're secretly rooting for them the entire time.

I don't do a good job of secretly rooting for them, I tend to cheer when they get out of a bad spot :P

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I generally give that to the PC. Otherwise, they're flailing about not knowing what to do. They are well trained spellcasters, so I would think they know.

Especially with Witch Hexes, since they have to know when to Cackle. I tend to err on the side of player enjoyment, and they can't really enjoy the class if they're always guessing as to what to do.

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Thursday, August 15
Slot 1 (0800-1300): #5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)
Slot 2 (1300-1800): #5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)
Slot 3 (1900-2400): OFF

Friday, August 16
Slot 4 (0800-1300): #5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)
Slot 5 (1300-1800): #5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)
Slot 6 (1900-2400): Gen Con Season 5 End Special (5-8)

Saturday, August 17
Slot 7 (0800-1300): #5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)
Slot 8 (1300-1800): #5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)
Slot 9 (1900-2400): OFF

Sunday, August 18
Slot 10 (0900-1400): #5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)

I shall be running my favorite Scenario all weekend long!

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Eric Saxon wrote:
I'm sorry but if you are bleeding to death and are a necromancer who raised dead 2 minutes ago, you are going to bleed out. Because a Priest or a Paladin of those Deities has ZERO obligation to save you. It might actually put his soul and his allegiance to his god at risk to aid said Necromancer.

Don't you think of yourself as a "Good Guy" Though? I normally don't play "Good Guys" but isn't it part of being one that you don't just let people die? Even if you're offended?