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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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What... uh... what if we don't want him back? I mean, things have been relatively... nice around here lately.

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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 think what's being forgotten is that the "boon" is a curse. It's on the chronicle to remind players of the affliction, since it is apparently a curse that doesn't have to be removed immediately. So reframing the question, does the eidolon need to clear the curse, or does it get off scot free because it happens to be on the chronicle as well?

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Hmm wrote:
We need more attractive Half-Orc images!

Hear hear!

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Hmm wrote:

That list may be out of date. It doesn't include my current favorite VC, Calisro Benarry. I want more scenarios that feature her!

Hmm

Me too! She's fantastic.

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I play him as John Cleese in his one turn as Q.

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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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Just to play devil's advocate against the silly, "You have 5 rerolls and therefore autosucceed," I had a Player fail SEVEN times rerolling vs. Phantasmal Killer. It is by no means a auto success.

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TetsujinOni wrote:
Dresden10589 wrote:
I ran this recently, and it was otherwise alright, but boy was it short. 2.5 hours including a little mucking about and chronicle filling. I hope this isn't the new normal for 1-5s!
My run seemed smooth and fun with room for roleplaying around both the early and late action.

It went smoothly and they had fun, don't get me wrong. It just went by very quickly. They also weren't a very roleplay focused group, so they didn't do a whole lot of that.

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I ran this recently, and it was otherwise alright, but boy was it short. 2.5 hours including a little mucking about and chronicle filling. I hope this isn't the new normal for 1-5s!

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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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Hooray Dan! Congrats to you, and Excellent choice Michael.

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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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Best is The Traitor's Lodge. Great atmosphere, fights, and roleplay. I've run it 13 times.

Second Best is Horn of Aroden. People love to hate my Lander, and the roleplay is just so much fun. 9 times I've run this, I think.

Worst is Beacon Below. It's just so poor. If you have a good 8 hours to run it, it might be ok, but as is, it's an awfully disappointing follow up to Destiny of the Sands.

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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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Huzzah! Thanks Steve! It's been a funtastic year of running all the things!

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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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Have:
Oread, Sylph

Need:
Undine

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I have a Sylph/Suli boon, looking to trade for an Undine.

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Annoncing the First Annual Extra Life Mini Con benefiting the Duke Children's Hospital!

The Con will take place on Oct. 25th and 26th, at Event Horizon Games (1496 Garner Station Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603) It will highlight Season 5 and 6, and will include the Special, Legacy of the Stonelords, as well as The Paths We Choose! Tables for all PC levels and skill levels will be available.

Tables will be $5 or $15 for the weekend, and all proceeds for Convention play will go towards supporting the kids at Duke Children's Hospital as part of the Extra Life donation drive. Donations above and beyond the registration cost are always appreciated!

The warhorn for signups is here: http://tinyurl.com/pd99r6y

Make sure to donate here to ensure your spot: http://tinyurl.com/q9gk8sf Please ensure that you add your name to your donation, so that we can record that you have paid.

Registration and Donations will also be accepted the day of the Con, but those who register online early will receive a thank you gift of a reroll token to use at the Con!

If you'd like to learn more about Extra Life, you can do so here: http://www.extra-life.org/

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Wrathack for Ranger. I mean, read that backstory. I don't care about anything else anymore. :P

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Aurum Dentin wrote:
The Trial by Machine game that consisted of 5 half-orcs and a pet human. Some of the best RP I had at the con.

Jealous! That sounds amazing! Did you have a rousing game of human-toss?

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I had an amazing time running 8 tables, including Horn of Aroden and Traitor's Lodge, along with some time at the Quests table! I found I had run for 50 different players over the course of the con, and an amazing time was had by me! I agree that when a few players told me I was their favorite, it made the sleep deprivation totally worth it.

Only got to play once, Paths We Choose, but I very much enjoyed playing my Hellknight Jendraza with her new favorite goblin, Durvin Gest, Pathfinder Hero! and giving him a piggy back ride since everyone else was riding evil horses!

I cannot wait for next year's go.

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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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Human 3
Half Elf 1
Tiefling 1
Dhampir 1
Ifrit 1
Half Orc 2

and after Gencon...
Samsaran 1

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Have: Spirit of the Shadow Lodge, Oread, Sylph/Suli

Want: Vishkanya or interesting offers

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The Pathfinder Tale, City of the Fallen Sky, has a lot to do with Numeria, and it is a fantastic book to boot!

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Good! I was wondering about that. It looked that something that'd be widespread, but I didn't see a thread about it.

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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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TanRu wrote:
No, no, I definitely don't want clues or spoilers! I will shelve the half-orc barbarian for now and put together someone with a little more depth.

Backstory wise, my Half Orc Barbarian has the deepest story :P

Seriously though, if you want to play a half orc barbarian, play it. As long as you're able to contribute in some way and you're having fun, there's no need to worry too much about it.

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Rogue
Barbarian
Ranger
Witch
Swashbuckler

That order.

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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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Disk Elemental wrote:
In my opinion, Qadira... could be removed with few repercussions.

As previously stated, if this happens, I will burn this town. That is one of the "few" repercussions. :P

I'd like to see a flare up in tensions between Taldor and Qadira, but I've always found the faction interesting but, of course, that might be personal roleplay beyond the scenarios.

I am looking forward to The Merchant's Wake. I love scenarios in Qadira, and hope this is a good one.

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Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Really? I always thought Day of the Demon's Optional encounter was the worst... Though No Plunder, No Pay is a close second...

Haven't done No Plunder. Day of the Demon, we had fun with, but we were prepared for it, IIRC.

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jon dehning wrote:
Silbeg wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:


There are 2 tables of it running every slot. So if you play it, youve got a 50% chance of getting me as the GM. :P

Well, then, if any of my slots don't happen, I guess I'll need to try and get into yours! ;)

I haven't played this one yet, though I ran it in January for a "slot 0" for Con of the North. Was an interesting scenario

Sure it was...

Stoopid optional encounter

Worst op. encounter, EVER. We had so much fun with it until that part.

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Slacker2010 wrote:
Factions like Cheliax, Qadira, and Taldor are going to be majorly overhauled. Maybe even, done away with. *gasp*

Should the Qadiran Faction go away, I will activate Rage as a free action. :P

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The Human Diversion wrote:
Dresden10589 wrote:
We've got one of our favorites, too. Should be a fantastic time! Glad we didn't have to worry about getting a good GM.

Such a brown-noser. Just for that I'm going to try and kill you and just you.

Just kidding. I'm flattered. You should all be safe, it's not like I've ever killed any of the characters in your group, right ... right?

Characters in the group? Nope, not that I remember. Not yet anyway :P

Now Characters NOT in the group... that's a different story. Poor Adon. All frozen up.

Looking forward to it, we're all almost or already there!

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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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DnArturo wrote:

How about this scenario - A singularly strong melee type undead is taking on the party and is engaged with the fighter. The fighter goes down. The summoner's lion idolon steps over the downed fighter to protect him and engage the undead. The undead continues to attack the downed player anyway despite being covered by a lion, siting the "attacks one person at a time" rule of engagement. Fighter dies.

Does the rule of engagement "attacks one person at a time" continue even after the PC goes down and another valid target is occupying the same square?

That's one of the main ways we protect our allies if we can't heal them in my area, so I would say no. As long as there's a valid target adjacent, I tend to go after that first. Now if no one comes to that PC's rescue (and I always warn them that they need to STAT,) then the mindless undead is probably going to start feeding.

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I had the same problem with my Barbarian from the same place. I picked Cheliax because we were still doing faction missions and they had fun ones. Thematically, and without knowing much backstory, Grand Lodge probably works best since it's pretty much the Pathfinder faction.

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Alexander_Damocles wrote:
Dresden10589 wrote:
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?

She does that a lot. Especially around Kyle Baird. Best way to spot him approaching is the warning puffs of flying glitter.

See glitter puffs, hide character. Got it.

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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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ooooo... I gotta make sure I have a Qadiran character ready for Paths We Choose during Gencon... that sounds extra fantastic!

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