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Looking to create a bard adventure. Does not require the party to be all bard. But a definite music feel to the game.

Looking for some ideas for either a longer campaign or even a short on ahot.

Let's hear what you got.


discuss things here


Each of you have received a notice from your applicable commanding officer. you are each to report to S.D.F expeditionary battalion HQ briefing room 3.

report to Colonel Arvin for a special assignment.

you each reach the briefing room, and are awaiting for Colonel Arvin to arrive for the mission briefing.

you may introduce yourselves and converse until the Colonel arrives.


I am currently running this campaign with my tabletop group. and was wondering what interest there would be here.

first off -- this is an interest check only to see if it is worth it. when I presented this idea on a starfinder group on facebook I was told no-way would it work. calling starfinder a war game (like warhammer)

I refused to accept that and went forward anyway with me table-top group. it is going ok, though not entirely as expected.

anyway here is the pitch:

this game uses the standard Starfinder game setting, mostly as written, with some additions.

This game will be starfinder mashed up with Dr. Who, and Star Wars, and maybe other Sci-fi stuff I can dig up.

Changes to the setting

Pretty much just as detailed in the Core rule book except as follows:

The Azlanti Star Empire is a rather militaristic and very highly advanced civilization. They have been experimenting with time travel and have made several major breakthroughs.

This did not come without consequences. several time-rifts have recently been appearing. Opening worm holes to far off star systems, even other galaxies. This has brought new threats to the known star systems (including the Azlanti Star Empire) but this has also affected the Pact Worlds.

The Starfinder Society became the first to respond to these new threats. A new organization was formed, called the Starfinder Defense Force (the S.D.F.) a military arm of the Starfinder Society as well as leaders in the research of these newly appearing Time Rifts.

Where do you come in?

Each of the party are a part of the S.D.F in one way or another (up to you guys) You have been assembled by Brigadier Arvin, to make contact with Captain Vundemeer of the 3rd Expeditionary battalion on the remote planet Telos in the Telos system.

Telos is the larger of two planets orbiting a very small star. The only planet with an atmosphere capable of supporting life. But due to its distance from the sun as well as the smaller size of the sun, Telos is an ice tundra world. And is a recent discovery near the edge of the TABORI CLUSTER (page 469 of the core book) very close to the Azlanti Star Empire borders.

It is the belief of the S.D.F. that the Telos system was relocated to the Tabori Cluster via a Temporal rift created somewhere inside the Azlanti Star Empire.

The Last transmission from the Expeditionary force indicated that there is some sort of subterranean fortress found under the ice. Now all contact has been lost.

At your disposal, Brigadier Arvin is sending you with the S.D.F. chief Scientific advisor, Dr. Mortimer to travel to Telos and see what has happened to Captain Vundemeer and his expeditionary squad.

This will not be expected to start till after the new year, also I will take at most 4 players (I would like at least 1 player to be new to PbP here on Paizo.

Do Not Submit Characters right now! I am only looking for interest in such a game.


Ok I searched all over, but when did the tribal scars feat change to eliminate the +6 hp?

and I noticed that the Adventurer's guide (the source for the feat) is not even listed in the available resources for PFS anymore.

is this feat even PFS legal?, can someone help me find when are where this feat changed?

Silver Crusade

OK, twice now I saw request for someone to GM an AP.

And twice someone picked it up rather quickly,

I have been looking for a Wrath of righteous game for a long time. very few offered and most have been private.

been passed up a couple of times and promised a game a few more (these never came about)

so anyone out there interested in this?

I tried asking this a while back and got lots of volunteers but all of them pretty much vanished from the boards right after that.

So in short I am asking someone to pick up a Wrath game, we are not very far into it, in fact we are still in need of a recruitment thread.

In fact Gestalt and fewer players is an option for me as well...


OK hypothetical here:

looking at the entry for the Oathbound Paladin:

srd wrote:


Paladins who take up an oath may make a sacred promise to their god or temple to perform some specific and grand action associated with the oath. For example, an oathbound paladin who takes the Oath of Vengeance may be tasked with killing the orc warlord who razed her home city, while a paladin with the Oath against the Wyrm may be asked to secure a nonaggression pact with a family of dragons. When a paladin completes the sacred promise, the oath is fulfilled, and she may abandon the oath if she so chooses; she may then select another oath or become a standard paladin or a different paladin archetype.

so based on this what happens if someone else fulfills the oath.

say My Paladin is joining an adventuring group (has not joined yet) but before I join the party kills the creature that I have the Oath to kill.

thus is the oath fulfilled? I just made a vow or promise to my god to defeat this creature yet I get there and it was already killed by someone else.

technically it is oath fulfilled but I would think that there would be some repercussions as I did not fulfill the oath nor was I even present when it was fulfilled.

(note that this is NOT PFS, rather a PbP game where I would be joining later in the adventure )


kind of need some help here and something official would be better.

We are using auto bonus progression and I am playing a fighter with unarmed fighter archetype.

can I apply my weapon attunement on my unarmed strikes?

some are saying no because weapon attunement only applies to manufactured weapons and thus only the unarmed strikes of a monk or brawler count.

Hero Lab agrees with this idea and does not consider unarmed strikes as a weapon unless you are a monk or brawler.


was wondering if there might be any thoughts to having some Pirate style scenario's to go along with Skull and Shackles and Plunder and Peril.

maybe even more ways to earn Infamy and Disrepute.


I GM'd Emerald Spire for a second time. when I reported it and assigned my GM credit to a new level 1 character it says that I already GM'd it and got no credit.

should I not worry about that and apply the chronicle sheet anyway?


OK was doing some thinking / daydreaming / brainstorming / or whatever you would call it.

I was thinking of changing up the Skull and Shackles AP a little bit and was wondering if this sounds doable or even desirable.

changes I was looking at:

1. move the setting from the Shackles to real world Caribbean.

2. change the religion to basically real world religions.

3. vastly reduce magic items but still have magic as something mysterious, possibly use the auto progression idea from Unchained.

4. make the game as guns everywhere (basically a good ole Pirates of the Caribbean / Black Sails kind of feel.)

thoughts? comments? criticism?


ok I GM a scenerio for a Tier 1-2 but the scenerio also has Tiers 4-5 and 6-7 do I have to use the same tier that was GM'd? or can I apply it as GM credit for a different Tier (assuming that the character is of the appropriate level.

ie I gm Tier 1-2 but my lowest level character is level 4 can I apply that GM chronicle to the level 4 character and what Tier do I get apply?


Our group is again in need of a GM.

We have been together for quite some time having finished book 1 and 2 of Carrion Crown together.

Our first GM became a parent and could no longer continue,

Our second GM just started with us and had to drop due to RL.

We seek a new GM once more we have just started book 3

here is the link to our gameplay thread.


OK here is what I was wondering, Normally there is one person that regularly DM's, and that person cannot make it to a session, so I decide to get some GM experience and take over for a scenario.

looking over everyone's character I find a character that has purchased a magic item that was too expensive with regard to the amount of Fame that character had at the time of purchase.

now the said character does have the correct fame, but for the last scenario the character did not. since I was not the GM for the last scenario, I did not know this.

what do I do moving forward.


OK, I know how the feat works to increase the spell level of a spell.

here is what I want to see if it can be done;

an Aasimar has daylight as a SLA which is a level 3 spell, I want to heighten it to level 4 so that it cannot be removed by a deeper darkness spell.

is there a feat or ability that can allow this? I have not found any so far but there are many more books out there than I have access to.


has there ever been a conversion made of the Blood mage from 3.0/3.5?


We are group of fun players having nearly finished the second book of Carrion Crown AP.

nearly all original players since the start.

we have lost our GM due to RL commitments. As a group we would love to continue but need a GM that is willing to take on this endeavor.

Link to the current game

we are in the middle of the last battle of Book 2 (but we could probably narrate the end of that to move the group forward.

please take a look and let us know if you would like to take up the mantle.


I am sorry if this has been answered before..

character has Raging grappler rage power improved grapple, greater grapple, rapid grappler and vicious stomp feats.

level 2 barbarian/level 7 fighter (unarmed fighter archetype)

So is this sound correct: (assume all checks succeed)

Round 1 initiate a grapple. (raging grappler power allows me to inflict unarmed damage now)

Round 2: greater grapple allows me to maintain as a move action to inflict unarmed damage,

no at this point since i maintained the grapple raging grappler allows me to give the "victim" the prone condition.

this will trigger the Viscious stomp ability allowing me to make an Attack of opportunity (clever Wrestler fighter ability allows this)

Ok now greater grapple feat allows me to make another grapple check (maintain again) to inflict unarmed damage.

OK so since I was able to maintain the grapple as a move action, now rapid grappler feat kicks in, allowing another grapple check as a swift to "maintain" and inflict unarmed damge again.


Ok I got the answer about trip...thanks for the help.

new thought.

character is a fighter/alchemist.

can I have the conductive property on a weapon and use that property to add my bomb damage to my weapon damage?

conductive ability

bombs are Su. and require a ranged touch attack.


just curious:

back in 3.0 days the improved trip feat would allow a free melee attack if the trip was successful.

is there a feat or ability in Pathfinder that also allows this?

perhaps a rage power?
a fighter Archetype ability?

a monk ability?


couple questions really:

1. is there a magic item that allows a non caster to cast a single spell. (I would like my unarmed fighter to use Force Punch spell, or a self only blood rage spell)

2. how about custom items? can I have an amulet of mighty fists but instead fill a bracer or glove slot instead? (BTW same character)

Obviously I am not creating these with creation feats but can it be done within the PFS rules?


Ok I am very confused on the new factions.

I was part of the Sczarni but now I had to switch.

how does the switch work?

what about already earned Prestige points? do they transfer or do I start over?

I am going with The Exchange but I don't really know how this gets reported. as the web site is not updated yet and so I keep getting prestige reported to Sczarni.

any official help is appreciated.


I cannot change the picture for any board alias

I keep getting an error message that says the administrator has been notified


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Guess this could be the place to start my story of a fetchling that was born in the smoky rift to the shadow realm in the city of Ridwan


Looking for some new players in the Newark DE area for a bi-weekly Pathfinder game. losy a couple of players due to jobs looking to get going again.


current combat map group 1

first two done...still waiting for some to check in I think

Sarosha:

It wasn’t long after the whole incident with your shadow occurred. You were wondering about the key, when a male voice comes from out of the shadows nearby.

You seem lost; perhaps I could be of assistance. Perhaps I could have answers to your questions as well

The man is apparently half elf; he is dressed in dark clothing, and is armed only with what appears to be a cutlass or scimitar. He has odor of sea salt about him. What is a sailor doing here, and why would he be offering you advice?

You notice a tattoo on his hand, or could it possibly be a brand; the letter “P” the mark of a Pirate.

You are a hard person to find; In fact you seemed to be non-existent until you popped into our world. So tell me, are you still in possession of a Silver key? Would you like to know more about it?

His voice and demeanor seems confident, like he has no fear of you but he does respect your skill.

Balic Giantsmasher:

You sit enjoying your ale, and pondering the key. Suddenly your nose catches the scent of salt, like the ocean. Looking around you see a man approaching you. He is definitely half-elven the only weapon he wields is a cutlass. The basket hilt beautifully engraved with the image of a sailing ship. He has a patch over his left eye, and is clad in sailor’s attire; obviously not just a common sailor but one that holds a position of authority.

You notice a mark on his hand, a branding no doubt, the letter “P” the mark of a Pirate.

mind if I join you? I have been looking for you for some time, finally we can meet.

Before you can answer he takes a seat opposite of you. He motions for some rum. That key you hold. Care to share how you came upon it? I may have information about it you seek.

He takes swig of the rum bottle brought to him.

you share your tale, and then I will share mine. And then you will know what fate has handed you in the form of a silver key.


current combat map group 1

here we shall discuss the behind the scenes of the game.

please take a moment to check in.

Once you are checked in (with an alias I will PM you my e-mail to send your Hero Lab file if you have one.)

If not, I can make one for you.


Looking run a Homebrew adventure set in Golorion. This is a second table not a re-recruitment of my original game.

This adventure is a series of various old modules re done for Pathfinder rules and altered to have a connection to each other with one overarching storyline.

I also relocated all of them onto Golorian.

Some modules are old 3.0 some are old 2nd (or 1st) edition, some are newer 3.5 stuff. None are official pathfinder modules though.

Here is the twist for recruitment.

Create a character back story. I am not telling you where the adventure takes place; you can start your character anywhere in the game world you want to. After character selection there will be some individual role playing to move the selected characters to the required starting point, and meet your fellow adventurers through the role-playing.

Start with a concept and a backstory. No Novels please but create a personality. Give your character some motivation. But see below…

Important info to include in your story!!!
Somehow, your character has to be in possession of a silver key. I don’t care how you got it. Your back story can revolve around this if you wish. The Key is non magical and you have never discovered any lock or door that it will open but for whatever reason you have it.

Pictures are great – got a picture of your character? Then link it in your application.
Along those lines: want to give your character a theme song? post a link to that as well. this will have no bearing on selection just a little something ot have fun and get some inspiration for your character.

I am looking for 5 or 6 depending on the number of applicants and will keep recruitment open till I have a good choice to choose from. (I will give 24 hours’ notice before closing recruitment).

Also based on learning from table #1...I do not want an entire party of characters that all try to stay in the back and wait to see what everyone else is going to do first.

Now on to the meat and potatoes of the character:

20 point-buy for stats.
2 traits as usual (any Paizo source including other AP’s)
One drawback allowed.
Max starting gold for class
Start at level 1
Max HP at level 1 - HP beyond level 1 are PFS standard (1/2 HD+1)
We will use the medium xp advancement.
No evil alignments please.

Allowed Races:
Core (human, dwarf, elf, etc.)
Aasimar
Fetchling
Tiefling
Changeling
Kitsune
Samsaran
Suli

Allowed Classes:
All Paizo (including ACG playtest)*

The following are exceptions:

No firearms – so no gunslingers (Using older edition stuff and I never did include firearms in it when I converted)

Alchemist - though, I like the bomb concept, I really am not a fan of the wacky mutagens that turn you into some monster or whatever (seems to Jekyll and Hyde for my taste), Also – I have Alchemists’ in the story, but they are your traditional Alchemists (wizards or experts or whatever with a lot of ranks in craft Alchemy), making alchemist fire, and smoke sticks, or whatever; as well as knowing the formula’s for crafting certain items (story line foreshadowing)
If you want to play an alchemist please bear this in mind during character creation. I am not going to outright ban the class, let’s just put on our team player caps here and be reasonable in your choices.

No Sythesist Summoner (not because of balance issues, just I have a hard time following the game mechanics of it) other summoners are fine.

No 3rd party – Period - do not ask (this include psionics)

I use Hero Lab and have just about every add-on Pathfinder data package that comes with it. (You can send me a por file or I can enter it in myself.)
…Let me know and I will PM my e-mail…

*ACG classes may require changes as the playtest is updated.

About myself:
I am in several PbP games I post at various times throughout the day.
Weekends are slow times I may not be available to post.

Timezone: I am Eastern coast US

I am looking at about 1 post a day but I am flexible. We are reasonable people and sometimes things happen. Any advance notice is appreciated and I will provide when necessary as well.

I will reserve 1 seat (maybe more) for a first time PbP player needing to get into a game. If this is you please indicate that in your application.

An Alias is not required initially, but it is appreciated.

Ok, Now my “pet-peeves”
I am stickler for clarity in character sheets and postings. As the reader I don’t want to be left guessing what your character is attempting to do. Or what your abilities are.
(More on this when the party is selected)

I hate these long strings of bonuses to a die roll without some explanation for each one. I need to be able to verify it off your character sheet or it is explained in an ooc addendum to your post. (Somewhere that is clear to me to understand) I will have enough to manage without having to figure out your character’s abilities as well.

I have limited access to the SRD info when at work (admin blocks) so, if there is something that needs me to look up, please be patient as I will have to wait till I am at home to look it up.

Please let me know if you want to take a prestige class, I want to work it into the story as best I can. And on that note, let’s keep the multi-classing to a reasonable level think character development not power development.


I have a fire elemenatist sorcerer If I cast shocking grasp coverted to fire damage using my bloodline arcana would I still apply the +3 to hit if the opponent is in metal aromor or using a metal weapon?


Due to recent game failures and or DM /player drops I have two characters that I have been wanting to play.

one was built for a Jade regent game and now going on two years without getting into one (at least one that lasted more than 20 posts)

the other I only ever played in some homebrew stuff but would be an interesting character for a WotW game.


current combat map group 1

this is the gameplay thread. I will be begining individual introductions via spoiler. please only read the spoiler's addressed to you.


current combat map group 1

Here is where we can discuss what really is the "root of all Evil"


Looking run a Homebrew adventure set in Golorion.

This adventure is a series of various old modules re done for Pathfinder rules and altered to have a connection to each other with one overarching storyline.

Some modules are old 3.0 some are old 2nd (or 1st) edition, some are newer 3.5 stuff. None are official pathfinder modules though.

Here is the twist for recruitment.

Create a character backstory. I am not telling you where the adventure takes place; you can start your character anywhere in the game world you want to. The character selection will be made via roleplaying and thus moving you to where you need to be to begin and meet your fellow adventurers through the role-playing.

Start with a concept and a backstory. No Novels please but create a personality. Give your character some motivation. But see below…

Important info to include in your story!!!
Somehow, your character has to be in possession of a silver key. I don’t care how you got it. Your back story can revolve around this if you wish. The Key is non magical and you have never discovered any lock or door that it will open but for whatever reason you have it.

Pictures are great – got a picture of your character? Then link it in your application.
Along those lines: want to give your character a theme song? post a link to that as well.

I am looking for 5 or 6 depending on the number of applicants and will keep recruitment open till I have a good choice to choose from. (I will give 24 hours’ notice before closing recruitment).

Now on to the meat and potatoes of the character:

20 point-buy for stats.
2 traits as usual (any Paizo source including other AP’s)
One drawback allowed.
Max starting gold for class
Start at level 1
Max HP at level 1 - HP beyond level 1 are PFS standard (1/2 HD+1)
We will use the medium xp advancement.
No evil alignments please.

a hint:

If you include the basis for your traits in your backstory you have a better chance of selection (still not a guarantee though)

Allowed Races:
Core (human, dwarf, elf, etc.)
Aasimar
Fetchling
Tiefling
Changeling
Kitsune
Samsaran
Suli

Allowed Classes:
All Paizo (including ACG playtest)*

The following are exceptions:

No firearms – so no gunslingers (Using older edition stuff and I never did include firearms in it when I converted)

Alchemist - though, I like the bomb concept, I really am not a fan of the wacky mutegens that turn you into some monster or whatever (seems to Jekyll and Hyde for my taste), Also – I have Alchemists’ in the story, but they are your traditional Alchemists (wizards or experts or whatever with a lot of ranks in craft Alchemy), making alchemist fire, and smoke sticks, or whatever; as well as knowing the formula’s for crafting certain items (story line foreshadowing)
If you want to play an alchemist please bear this in mind during character creation. I am not going to outright ban the class, let’s just put on our team player caps here and be reasonable in your choices.

No Sythesist Summoner (not because of balance issues, just I have a hard time following the game mechanics of it) other summoners are fine.

No 3rd party – Period - do not ask (this include psionics)

I use Hero Lab and have just about every add-on Pathfinder data package that comes with it. (You can send me a por file or I can enter it in myself.)
…Let me know and I will PM my e-mail…

*ACG classes may require changes as the playtest is updated.

About myself:
I am in several PbP games I post at various times throughout the day.
Weekends are slow times I may not be available to post.

I am looking at about 1 post a day but I am flexible. We are reasonable people and sometimes things happen. Any advance notice is appreciated and I will provide when necessary as well.

I will reserve 1 seat (maybe more) for a first time PbP player needing to get into a game. If this is you please indicate that in your application.

An Alias is not required initially, but it is appreciated.

Ok, Now my “pet-peeves”
I am stickler for clarity in character sheets and postings. As the reader I don’t want to be left guessing what your character is attempting to do. Or what your abilities are.
(More on this when the party is selected)

I hate these long strings of bonuses to a die roll without some explanation for each one. I need to be able to verify it off your character sheet or it is explained in an ooc addendum to your post. (Somewhere that is clear to me to understand) I will have enough to manage without having to figure out your character’s abilities as well.

I have limited access to the SRD info when at work (admin blocks) so, if there is something that needs me to look up, please be patient as I will have to wait till I am at home to look it up.

Please let me know if you want to take a prestige class, I want to work it into the story as best I can. And on that note, let’s keep the multi-classing to a reasonable level think character development not power development.

hints on the adventure, don’t peek if you want to be surprised:

This adventure will put you in many locations, from the oceans of the Shackles, to the jungles of the Mwangi Expanse, to the Osirion desert. Old Thasselonion ruins even a dragon (or two) thrown in for good measure.

There will be headhunters, and cannibals, old fortresses (and new ones as well), even undead, Old senile sages and young ones as well, Pirates and bandits, maybe even slave traders and Pesh dealers.

Intrigue and scandal, curses, and disease. Maybe some blackmail as well


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if you can not use power attack with a thrown weapon then why can you use raging brutality feat with thrown weapons yet you must be using the power attack feat.

so an ability that can only be used with a feat that cannot be used for the weapon?


trait says:

Spoiler:

if your eidolon is summoned and within 30 feet, and its size exceeds your own, use its size modifier on any Intimidate checks you make.

but according to the size modifier chart a large size is -1 so as your Eidolon gets bigger and more menacing then the intimidate bonus becomes a penalty?

in my case I am a gnome (size small) the eidolon is size medium so what is the bonus? if any.

If I get the large evolution what is the bonus to intimidate? (according to the chart it is a -1 penalty?)


random dice rolling

dice rolling:

1d10 + 7 ⇒ (4) + 7 = 11
1d10 + 7 ⇒ (4) + 7 = 11
1d10 + 7 ⇒ (3) + 7 = 10
1d10 + 7 ⇒ (3) + 7 = 10


Looking for any GM's out there that may be interested in starting a Jade regent AP or is in need of a new player in an existing one (not too far along though) or if your group is anticipating an opening soon
...
Lou here has been trying to get into one for a year now most of the ones he started in have died or been shut down for various reasons.

so if your group is looking to for a skilled cook and amatuer artist let me know ...


this character has gone without a Way of the wicked game for 13 different applications.

any will GM's out there looking to bolster their evil doers ranks in a "Way of the Wicked" campaign let me know...

the info is in the alias profile.

prefer to start at the beginning. but if there is an opening mid game - I could make it work without any PvP

if there are none out there then such is life...


current combat map group 1

The Gameplay thread for the Coins of Power AP


current combat map group 1

here is the discussion thread for my adventures


My shadowcaster wizard already has darkvision 60' what happens at 5th level when he is supposed to get shadowsight which grants 60' darkvision.

does he get 120' darkvision or has no effect and just keep the 60' darkvision?


I am wondering the best way to create a native American themed adventure but cannot figure out the best way to place it in the Pathfinder world.

where is the best place that fits in the campaign setting?
would this be another faction or type


I am currently playing in the Serpent's skull adventure path (just starting actually) anyway our party currently consistes of the following:

half-elf ranger (archer)
elf rogue (dagger thrower)
halfling fighter (thinks he is a dwarf-uses a battleaxe and like to drink)
gnome wizard - shadow caster illusionist (me)

as you can see there is no real healing or divine casting (except the ranger but we are only level one right now)

so the question comes up if I should (as the wizard) multi class into a divne caster (cleric or oracle) to provide necessary healing or should I stay wizard

My thoughts were as follows:
1) become a cleric of the gnome god of illusions (don't recall the name right now) (trickery and magic doamins)&(get bladed scarf prof. for free also)

2) Oracle of the heavens gain some cool boosts to my illusion(pattern) spells and go with the haunted curse

3) skip all of this and stay wizard and hope for the best until our ranger can cast spells

also our fighter has also volunteered to multi into cleric but I don't want to hinder out only real damage dealer right now.

the ranger and rogue players are relatively new to Pathfinder and it may be to much for them to multiclass until they are more comfortable with the game.