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Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Rhode Island—Lincoln aka Upaynao

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It is way too early in the morning and I have said goodbye to my cat before stepping out to wait for JDDylexia (Jpe) and Iammars (Jen) and already events conspire to frustrate us. Current highlight? Joe's unfamiliarity with the maze-like structure of Rhode Island's roads. On our way to T.F. Green!

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Venture Captain Dennel Hamshanks’s quarters aboard the Hornet’s Nest sits in uncomfortable silence, as the hirsute groaning blob of a man looks uncomfortablty between the normally composed Zarta Dralneen, who herself is awkwardly shifting in her chair, repeatedly glancing across the table they are seated at at a stocky halfling with short salt-and-pepper hair and practical black clothing. He picks at a fleck of food, looking at the door to the cabin impatiently. Where the #$^% are those #$%#$^& agents?

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"And thus shall it end. Inheritor, guide my aim. "

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The following fine forum folk have already been selected:

Pete H.
Grandmaster ToZ
DebugAMP

That leaves three slots open. I will choose the remaining three through a mixture of perusing through your posting style, habits, random chance and asking the Loa how they feel about that today.

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Please provide me with the following information, concerning the character this chronicle sheet is going to:

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I will also need for you to indicate which of the Sewer Dragons you will be playing today. Here they are in all their glory.

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You are kobolds of Absalom’s Sewer Dragon tribe. Made strong, perhaps the strongest, thanks to an alliance with the Pathfinder Society, your tribe has many enemies seeking to test its newfound might. Chief Yiddlepode, wise chieftain of the Sewer Dragons, knows that her alliance means nothing if the tribe can’t defend its territory. For the past several months, the tribe has sent its best and brightest on scouting missions throughout the region, repelling others from intruding on the Sewer Dragons’ rightful domain.
As the latest group assigned to protect the Sewer Dragons’ interests, you have received orders from Chief Yiddlepode to make contact with an ally of the tribe—a peculiar otyugh (even by Kobold standards) by the name of Hats. Constant supplies and the occasional tribute have endeared the otyugh to the Sewer Dragons, and Hats now acts as further muscle for the kobolds as well as an additional set of eyes and ears in the sewers. Hats informed one of the tribe’s gutter runners that he has an important captive for the Sewer Dragons to interrogate.
Your orders are clear: find and interrogate Hats’ captive. Discover what intrusion has taken place within the domain of the Sewer Dragons and deal with it. Above all, don’t risk the tribe’s alliance with the Pathfinder Society!

As you make your way to Hat's Lair, you mull over that information you do remember.

Knowledge (Local) DC10+:
Chief Yiddlepode’s alliance with the surface dwellers of the Pathfinder Society brought much power to the Sewer Dragons tribe. The Sewer Dragons stockpiled
a considerable amount of armor, weapons, and magical equipment through trade with Absalom’s merchants via Pathfinder intermediaries. Pathfinder allies carry magic compasses called wayfinders.

Knowledge (Local) DC15+:
One of the first sewer dwellers to swear allegiance to the kobolds of the Sewer Dragons was an otyugh named Hats. As one would expect, this particular otyugh has a fascination with humanoid headwear, and the Sewer Dragons provide such items as tribute to the beast to keep it complacent.

Knowledge (Local) DC20+:
A section of sewer close to Hats’s lair once connected to an unfinished section of underground tunnels. The area collapsed into ruin following an explosive
demonstration from the tribe’s former alchemist, Yippitok. Scouts whisper of movement in the broken caverns.

Knowledge (Local) DC25+:
The ruined section of tunnel near Hats’s lair is actually used by allies of the Pathfinder Society. These people working for something the surface dwellers call a "museum". Whatever that means.

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Hello everyone! I am currently auditing a shaman who happened to get access to a pipefox as a familiar through a boon. This character then took improved familiar so that they could benefit from having a pipefox. Unfortunately, while there was an FAQ earlier about whether or not shamans could benefit from Improved familiar, it did not specify if they could "retrain" that class feature and get an improved familiar (and by that I do not mean bolster the existing familiar, but acquire a different familiar that wasn't previously available at first level).

So I suppose my question is: is there any way that character could have managed to change their familiar from what they had to the pipefox?

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Welcome and my apologies for mustering the table so late! I need you to provide me with the following:

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Don't forget to dot into the gameplay thread, or ideally go ahead and begin introducing yourselves to your fellow Pathfinders!

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The fourth and final day of training has come to a close at the Grand Lodge of Absalom, heralding the end of this year’s Torchbearing. Pathfinders the world over attend this annual symposium to share their knowledge, teach each other new skills, and reinforce their connections across the Inner Sea and beyond. To celebrate the end of festivities, the lodge has hosted a grand banquet in the visiting agents’ honor. A refreshing winter breeze blows through an open window, flickering torches and sending papers scattering. The smell of freshly baked desserts fills the air while initiates clear away the remnants of the first course.

Everywhere you look around, you see smiling faces, good cheer, and as always during these festivities, that one group of Pathfinders that has somehow managed to mess it up and find themselves on guard duty during the final meal before you all return to your regular assignments.

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When you have the opportunity, please provide me with the following:

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Anything specific about your character, mechanically speaking, that I should know of?

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Motes of dust float in the air as the midday sun shines through the skylights of the museum roof. Several scholars and students move about
the bookshelves and display cases on the main floor and the balconies above, while some are hunched over tables piled with heavy tomes. [url=https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1LZFrzLtN-oi2kG0boGOXGM9e-yVYqftqhTJ4L0MaXqs/edit?usp=sharing]Zefiro, the custodian of Corenthyn's Museum of History[url], is in discussion with a colleague when he notices the Pathfinders approaching. Some he knows by sight. Others... perhaps not so much.

Dot and delete to keep tabs, but intro posts are welcome!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

Hi support team! I was added as a reporter for PFS event # 153649, but I cannot find it listed in my GM/Event Coordinator tab under my Org Play.

Halp!

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Rhode Island—Lincoln aka Upaynao

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I understand that no new material will be published for PFS with PF1 as the underlying system, leaving PFS players interested in playing seasons 0 through 10 to delve through the material at their own pace, with games dying out in their own time.

I would ask though that consideration be made not to retire the Expanded Narrative boon for use in those seasons (without any crossover from season 10 to season 11). It would serve as a carrot to continue to offer games for those who still wish to play the old scenarios and just can't find a GM, and would allow prolific GMs to perhaps close the book on certain favorite characters.

As an example, if I ran games from season 2,5,6 and got some of the tiers completed I could replay anything from season 0 to season 10.

I have no particular wants or desires for any Expanded Narrative boons for season 11 and beyond, save perhaps that it exist. In any case I hope that this request can garner some support from the OPF.

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Rhode Island—Lincoln aka Upaynao

PFS has a long-standing tradition of "spend 2 PP, get a wand of ClW" to patch yourself up in between fights, and not be a mootch on your friendly divine caster. What are some of the same consumables that can be used in Starfinder Society?

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Hello again everyone! Please supply me with the following:

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PFS #:
Day Job:
Perception modifier:
Initiative modifier:
Any weird mechanic you feel I should know about in advance?

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The chatter from the common room of the Four Winds is only a faint whisper here, as you assemble before a distracted Ashasar, Liaison to the Seat of Balance.

Dot in when you are ready!

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The chatter from the common room of the Four Winds is only a faint whisper here, as you assemble before a distracted Ashasar, Liaison to the Seat of Balance.

Dot in when you are ready!

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The chatter from the common room of the Four Winds is only a faint whisper here, as you assemble before a distracted Ashasar, Liaison to the Seat of Balance.

Dot in when you are ready!

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Rhode Island—Lincoln aka Upaynao

Remember how in early scenarios we would get a "limit 3" flaming arrow or something like that? I though I saw either a blogpost or a clarification that said, essentially "from here on out any of those special items can be bought for any projectile". As in, my season 2 chronicle that has a limit 2 "+3 Merfolk-bane sling bullet" can be purchased as a "+3 Merfolk-bane crossbow bolt" or "firearm bullet" per that clarification.

Did I dream that? Or misunderstand something? Thank you!

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Welcome! I hope you've read my posting expectation, behavioral expectations, etc...

I need you to provide me with the following:

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Additionally, you need to make sure you are playing a CORE character. Does your character use an archetype? You aren't CORE. Are you a character class other than: Barbarian, Bard, Cleric, Druid, Fighter, Monk, Paladin, Ranger, Rogue, Sorcerer or Wizard? You aren't CORE. Are you using any gear from any source that isn't the CRB or from your chronicle sheets? You aren't CORE. If you aren't sure if you are CORE or not, check in with your friendly GM.

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The rain comes down in sheets, hammering against Drendle Drang's office window. It is a dark, stormy day in Absalom.

Dot on in!

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Ye Olde Discuission Thread.

1d2 ⇒ 2

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Under instructions from Master of Swords Marcos Farabellus, a gathering of several hundred junior Pathfinder agents is assembled in the main hall of the Grand Lodge. The reason for the gathering? Imperial Cheliax has appointed a new representative to the Society, and the envoy has a few words to share with those who care, or have been made to care by summons from the Master of Swords himself.

Dot in, introduce yourselves and make merry! Also bear in mind that I'll be on a plane from the 18th to the 19th, so posting might be very limited at times.

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Hello everyone! I need everyone to supply me with the following:

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Seated behind a large but simple palm-wood desk, venture-captain Norden Balentiir awaits for the agents assigned to join him in his office as the sun sets upon Sothis as he combs over one of many weathered, beaten scrolls.

Dot when ready!

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Alright wonderful people, I need everyone to supply me with the following:

Player Name:
Character Name:
PFS #:
Day Job:
Perception modifier:
Initiative modifier:
Any weird mechanic you feel I should know about in advance?

Furthermore, if you could all provide me with a copy of your character sheet before we start that would be swell. A pdf format file would be ideal. The reason is not to audit you; but to get an idea as to what I'm dealing with here.
However if I do see things that I question, I'll be messaging you for a quick explanation as to who, why, what and where. :D

Finally, I do not honestly think you'll be ready for the season 4 special in January. However, if you are looking to get to level 19.6666667 before you play it, then this shouldn't be an issue. If this is a deal-breaker, I'm sorry to see you leave.

Trust that I won't leave you and your Seeker characters out to dry without at least an attempt at an OOC update at least. You have my word on that: You won't be stuck in PbP limbo.

We are starting on October 6th. The post in the Gameplay tab is purely for OCD reasons.

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Venture-Captain Holgarin Smine puffs at his pipe as he looks pensively at each Seeker in turn from his comfortable seat in the room above his forge. "Unexpected message. From a Technic League Captain. She's requested our help. Little information. Turmoil in Starfall of late. Seems legitimate though." He nudges a bag with his foot, and a couple of skymetal ingots fall from it. "Sent this along. "For the Society." Payoff? Peace offering? I don't know. You're the most qualified I have on hand." He sighs, clearly troubled, sets his pipe aside to pour a cup of wine before offering it out. "Questions?"

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Rhode Island—Lincoln aka Upaynao

I offered to run book 6 of Iron gods in PFS mode for a yet-to-tbe determined group of people. But as I'm reading up on it, I have questions not about the content and its transition ot PFS, but with teh setup.

To me, if you have not played the preceding 5 books in either mode with the character you are bringing in, you shouldn't be getting the benefits of items found in those books. However, one doubles as a plot item and should come along with a number of sub-items that define the last area.

Spoiler:
Cassandalee's AI Core is an item that is not just plot-related, it also brings some very tangible benefits. I applaud that in these sorts of adventures, but I struggle to deal with it and the associated cores the PCs should have found on a very basic level. In my view,
if they didn't play it, they don't have it. But i'm afraid of it being too overly harsh.

Furthermore, through their progression they should have come across an item to make their lives a lot easier. [spoiler=Doors are awesome!] If they do not have a prismatic casrd, I can already see the series of wrenched portals left in the player's wake. Should that be given to them? Or should they just hope to find one within the ruin? (which they do find about 1/2-way through, if they look around.)

What are everybody's thoughts?

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Hello everyone! I need everyone to supply me with the following:

Player Name:
Character Name:
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Day Job:
Perception modifier:
Initiative modifier:
Any weird mechanic you feel I should know about in advance?

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The guardsman barring the way to Sothis' Windswept Hall Lodge states again: "And I'm telling you that anyone can get a wayfinder. Tell me who you are or kindly piss off." In the background you can see a few other guards keeping an eye on their collegue's situation.

Dot in and begin introductions! Game starts on August 25th!

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Rhode Island—Lincoln aka Upaynao

I arrived earlier today and I'm curious to start meeting other pathfinders.

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Alright wonderful people, I need everyone to supply me with the following:

Player Name:
Character Name:
PFS #:
Day Job:
Perception modifier:
Initiative modifier:
Any weird mechanic you feel I should know about in advance?

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The clanging of the forge underneath creates a backdrop that masks outside conversation from being overheard in Venture-Captain Smine's covert lodge in Tymon, and vice-versa. There you lounge about, waiting for your imminent briefing.

Dot away and begin the RP! Session begins on August the 6th! Also, I'll be at Gen Con, so expect an entire week of practically nothing.

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Apart from Durvin Gest of course.

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Alright, I need everyone to supply me with the following:

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The Cairnlands, dotted with the remnants of the fools who thought they could take Absalom, sees an influx of pathfinder agents as they assemble en masse beneath the legendary Spire of Nex. Above, the night sky is cloudy, and a storm is in the air.

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Alright, I need everyone to supply me with the following (Yes, even you fine folk who have decided to tempt fate with me again):

Player Name (The name I will be putting on the chronicle sheet):
Character Name:
PFS #:
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The anteroom of Sir Jorsal of Lautebury's office in Starrise Spire is a simple affair. Comfortable enough, with pillows and chairs, refreshments and fruits, but not extravagantly so. After all, this is a warzone, even if the war has gone north. The Venture-Captain of Nerosian still seems to be busy addressing some concerns raised by the crusader army, leaving you to your own devices... At least momentarily.

Introduce yourselves!

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Alright, I need everyone to supply me with the following (Yes, even you fine folk who have decided to tempt fate with me again):

Player Name (The name I will be putting on the chronicle sheet):
Character Name:
PFS #:
Day Job:
Perception modifier:
Initiative modifier:

Also, I will be including the faction missions in this scenario. They do not impact anything, but otherwise the scenario will feel like a disjointed mess. And I think we've all had enough of that.

We'll start when we have at least 6.

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Watching from her hiding place in the dockside, Venture Captain Alissa Moldreserva fidgets nervously. The note she had passed onto the sailor's to be given to the Pathfinder agents that boor Hamshanks had brought with him were clear. Was it intercepted? Daylight would soon break. And with it, her hopes to clear the Society's name.

Dot in when ready!

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Alright, I need everyone invited to supply me with the following:

Player Name (The name I will be putting on the chronicle sheet):
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In the darkness, a tortured voice echoes: "AND THE SINS OF THE UNBELIEVERS WERE FLENSED BY SCOURGE AND CLAW! AND LO' DID THEY SCREAM THE MELODY OF OUR LORD IN DARKNESS! PRAISE BE THE MIDNIGHT LORD!"

Dot here when ready

Grand Lodge 5/5 Venture-Agent, Rhode Island—Lincoln aka Upaynao

Fourth start baby.

Gigedy.

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Alright, I need everyone to supply me with the following:

Player Name (The name I will be putting on the chronicle sheet):
Character Name:
PFS #:
Day Job:
Perception modifier:
Initiative modifier:

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The Hornet's Nest, the ship the Society sent out with you aboard is, much like it's namesake, abuzz with nervous activity. Summoned to the captain's quarters, which double as a meeting room, you expect to be briefed by Venture Captain Bracket of the Almas lodge.

Introductions for all! Game will start in earnest on Tuesday the 20th.

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Alright, I need everyone to supply me with the following:

Player Name (The name I will be putting on the chronicle sheet):
Character Name:
PFS #:
Day Job:
Perception modifier:
Initiative modifier:

Also: PatheticWretch, I'm Hiding In Your Closet, and Magabeus. I need you three to click on my name (GM Upaynao) and let me know that you have read my expectations and are ok with them.

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The rain that has been falling over Magnimar for the past few days seems to have picked up in intensity today as you wait in Heidmarch manor's opulent briefing room for Venture Captain Sheila Heidmarch and Dark Archive leader Zarta Dralneen to finish discussing matters with a tall blond man who looks from one to the other with thinly-veiled distrust.

Dot and introduce yourselves, I will be getting things going on Tuesday the 20th

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

Hello everyone! After not seeing my order in my mailbox for the past couple days now, I checked as to it's whereabouts using the tracking number you provided. It seems as though it's last known location is in Springfield, Mass. I'm not sure who to contact at the USPS so I decided to ask for your assistance. Could you let me know if you can help me out with this?

Thank you!

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