Bullying Brawler

Gary Bush's page

FullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha 2,545 posts (2,550 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 28 Organized Play characters.


RSS

1 to 50 of 2,545 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>
Liberty's Edge

As I read it, yes only medium creatures.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Great news.

Nuke-con 2019 in October will be off the hook!

Heard it here first....

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Interesting....

Liberty's Edge

Wingblaze wrote:

I think you're missing a key element from page 320 CRB. If the weapon gets to the target, it goes boom. If it doesn't make it to the target:

"If not, attempt a new gunnery check at the start of the next gunnery phase to determine whether the projectile continues to move toward the target; you don’t receive any bonuses from computer systems or actions by your fellow crew members from previous rounds or the current round, but you can take penalties, such as..."

My read of this is that if the science officer does a "target system" and the missile hits that round, all is normal and fine. If not, then random chance takes over. The science officer cannot do another "target system" the following round and have it effect the missile.

Yea I agree.

Liberty's Edge

The target system action lasts for one round so it would need to be applied each round.

Keep in mind that you can't pick which weapon the target system applies to.

Liberty's Edge

Not a problem. I have flagged. The admins will move it once they are back in the office.

Liberty's Edge

This should have had a spoiler tag on it.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Time to start supporting a different faction and take it to tier 4.

Liberty's Edge

No. You have to have a rank in a trained only skill in order to aid other action.

Look on page 132 of the CRB.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

I played this once and GMed 3 times.

When I played, my character had jump jets so getting up was not a problem. And when I ran it the first time, I presented the players with tiers of 30' tall. Had one player who could not make the climb checks.

When I ran again, I read the canyon part again and didn't see where steps or tiers were meantioned. So I instead had a steep slope that counted as double movement. This worked wee.

I think this adventure worked well in both tiers. Have to understand ranges and sniper rules.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

The cost will be the same.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Congrats for earning 5 stars to all who did.

Liberty's Edge

Since parting shot specifically calls out "withdrawal action" I would say no, these two can't be used together.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

This is weird. My copy, that I just downloaded, does not have a step 5 at all and I don't see the language that andreww posted.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Yes, you can buy Large Weapons. But nothing bigger than Large.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Bob Jonquet wrote:
I am confused. The creatures in area H3 (sub-tier 5-6) are listed as "Large Summoned Demons" and reference to page 62 of the appendix or Starfinder Alien Archive pages 46 & 144. Page 62 of the appendix does not have a stat block for a demon. However, it does have a block for a Large Elemental which also happens to be page 46 of the Archive. Page 144 refers to Demon Grafts applied to summoned creatures, but the stat block in the appendix does not include the modifications for a demon graft. So what is the intended creature for this encounter?

Bob, they use creature grafts based on the elemental.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Revvy Bitterleaf wrote:
1-00 Claim to Salvation...
It was released as a special so it would could for specials run if that metric matters. Whether or not it continues to be a special, I don't know.

At the very least I hope it counts if it was ran at Gen-Con 2017!

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

They are also talking about using chronicles completely different from the way they are used now.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Contact your local venture captain. They should be able to help you.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Thanks for the support. Omaha is already planning the 3rd Annual Boys and Girls Club Con for February!

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Heck, she's even now doing the math on her chronicle sheets to track XP, and she wants to learn now to GM, so I'm starting the process of helping her prep Into the Unknown. We'll run her with a group of hand-picked patient players. It'll be challenging, but I think it's a challenge she can overcome. The incentive of this particular boon has worked wonders on motivating her to learn and grow as both a player and a member of our community, and it's helped us figure out how to become more inclusive.

This is so awesome! Wish I was in your area so I could be part of that table!

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

2 people marked this as a favorite.

CptJames and Douglas Edwards:
I have sent a PM with links to the starship sheets.

Liberty's Edge

Xenocrat is correct.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

1 person marked this as a favorite.

I just saw the new posts. I will be sending links out tomorrow to those lucky folks who have received the Manticore.

Liberty's Edge

Since no official comment has been made I think the advice provided is correct.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

2 people marked this as a favorite.

Grats to the new 5stars!

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

1) correct does not matter.

2) no does not apply to Starfinder. We expect that there will be something for Starfinder in the future.

3) pretty sure this is a no. But PF2 is still new so anything is possible.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Congrats all!

And come to Omaha for Nuke-Con.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

My second nova is held up by a lack of players.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

That is interesting. Numbers for SFS should start with 701. Sugguest you contact customer service.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Click the button to recalculate?

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

I clicked the button to recalculate my tables and had a missing star reappear.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Do you mean character numbers? That number after the dash?

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

3 people marked this as a favorite.
BigNorseWolf wrote:

What the guide says is to sign the last chronicle

What it MEANS is to sign the stuff bought on the last chronicle.

With what the guide means is there any problem?

I am not comfortable signing a chronicle for an adventure that I did not run. It is that simple. The way the guide is written now makes me very uncomfortable.

So if this is what leadership wants, I will always make my purchase after the start of the adventure. But we all know that in some adventures the party does not have time to make purchases. So this will put that party at a greater risk of failing because they we unable to properly prepare their characters. This is not a good result.

The new process is not practical and should be undone in a 10.1 version.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Thomas Graham wrote:
My curiosity is this.. will we get something similar for PF2? Something to apply to our 1501 PC?

I think that is a pretty sure bet...

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Nester Reese wrote:
Where did she buy the Belt? on CR#12? or CR#13? ... well, she had it during the adventure that gave her CR#13, so I would think she should have had to have had 13+ Fame BEFORE CR#13... right? But that is not what is reflected on her paperwork. Clearly she bought it on CR#13, so she had to have 13+ Fame on CR#13 - which she had. So everything looks good in the paperwork (even though she spent money she didn't have, for an item she wasn't actually able to own... right?).

To me, the belt was bought on CR#13. The belt could have been purchased DURING the adventure but stead was purchased PRIOR to the beginning of the adventure. To me, there is no difference.

Now are we are adding fame requirements to the discussion? That is not relevant to the recording the expenses.

For me, I make sure I have the fame. The fame problem is present no matter what. I accidentally had my son purchase an item that he didn't have the fame to get. So he spent the money early but was not able to use the item until he got the fame. An honest mistake that was taken care of and moved on.

But lets "Stay on target" here as we fly down this trench.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

"A bleed effect" to me means the damage from the arrow (1d6 or 1d8) only is bleed for 1d6 rounds. Any other damage boast are not damage from the arrow so would not increase the bleed amount.

Your proposed clarification is too much because of the extra damage cause from removing the arrow.

At look least that is how I view it.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

No. The beginning gold is the ending gold of the prior Chronicle. I just record the new purchases on next (new) Chronicle as gold spent. On my ITS I record the Chronicle number that spent the gold.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

I think the AA is all that is needed. Arrow damage plus bleed plus extra damage when removing? Seems a little much.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

3 people marked this as a favorite.

The only thing I can say is that you tradeout a racial trait.

If you got darkvision from a difference source that is not a racial trait for your race, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to have darkvision.

Liberty's Edge

Posting to see forums are working or not.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

I agree with Bob. I think it is a good idea. Will just take time to get use to it.

Liberty's Edge

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Stated a different way, you get the full movement of the tracking weapon each round that it is on the board.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Ferious Thune wrote:
Gary Bush wrote:
Where do you track how much gold you actually have on hand entering a scenario? That’s part of the issue. There’s nowhere on any of the official documents to track current gold. So if you have a total on your previous chronicle and a bunch of items you’ve purchased for your new chronicle, you have to track your current gold separately. Thus why people stare suggesting gold tracking could move to the ITS. Then you just update it after purchases and have your running total.

Like so much of our chronicle system, it is on a trust basis. It is pretty easy for a GM to check the amount of gold available when looking at what a player has purchased before the start of an adventure. It is the same amount that is put on for beginning gold after all.

But it's not. Beginning gold is the gold before your purchases. So if a player can't subtract what they spend from their previous chronicle, they show up with a beginning gold amount and a list of items they have bought during downtime. Which means they need to track "current" gold available to spend during the scenario somewhere else, which is not accounted for on any of the forms. Some players might do that on their character sheet. Some won't. So when time comes to purchase that scroll of breath of life after leaving the briefing, the math will have to be done then. If gold was tracked on the ITS, then it wouldn't matter which chronicle it was subtracted from, and it wouldn't need GM sign off. GMs would sign off on gold earned during a scenario, and gold spent during a scenario that was not on items (so clearing conditions, bribes in game, etc.) So at the end of the session, you're handed a chronicle with the net gold you earned that scenario, and you can track everything else on your ITS. Absent that, just let the player do the math on their own time.

I don't see a real difference from this method from what I said earlier. Either way the player to know how much gold they have available.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Tallow wrote:
as long as your idea doesn't require a GM to sign the previous chronicle they had no hand in GMing, this is how I've always done it (and seen it done) as a GM, VO, and Player.

Yea this is how we do in our lodge as well.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

2 people marked this as a favorite.

A super fun special!

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Ferious Thune wrote:
Where do you track how much gold you actually have on hand entering a scenario? That’s part of the issue. There’s nowhere on any of the official documents to track current gold. So if you have a total on your previous chronicle and a bunch of items you’ve purchased for your new chronicle, you have to track your current gold separately. Thus why people stare suggesting gold tracking could move to the ITS. Then you just update it after purchases and have your running total.

Like so much of our chronicle system, it is on a trust basis. It is pretty easy for a GM to check the amount of gold available when looking at what a player has purchased before the start of an adventure. It is the same amount that is put on for beginning gold after all.

Ferious Thune wrote:
None of this is an issue for people who keep meticulous records. But when someone shows up with a completed chronicle and a rough list of purchases without any of the new math done, it wastes game time dealing with it.

Very true. And nothing we do will have any impact on those players because too many GMs are not willing to a "bad guy" or too many lodges don't follow the rules as well as they likely should.

Ferious Thune wrote:
It’s been said many times in this and other threads... We trust players to fill out their character sheet, its, know the rules for their character, etc. without requiring a GM to sign off on it. Why can’t we trust them to subtract two numbers? A GM can always audit if they think something is wrong, just like they can with any of the other forms/issues.

Agree with this 100%.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Kate Baker wrote:

I definitely put my vote in for between-game purchases going on the prior chronicle, as Pirate Rob describes. Many of my characters go months between being played, and I don't want to have to track my total expenditures on some additional sheet so I can fill it out at the next game. I want to record it on the previous sheet, total everything up, and know exactly how much prestige and gold I have at the start of the next game.

Plus, given that the new chronicle starts with the gold earned in that adventure, it feels weird to list the stuff I bought before I earned that gold there.

I also don't really think that it's critical that a GM sign off on purchases? So much of this game is honor system already, and if you're skeptical that a player really has purchased a particular item, you'll ask to see the ITS anyway. To me, the GM is signing off on what was earned during that adventure.

I put a sticky note with my character so the next time I play I know what I got inbetween. I only use the gold I have available at the end of the scenario. I record my purchases on the new chronicle. Yes I still write my purchases on the chronicle as well as on an ITS.

This new process is confusing and not better.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

5 people marked this as a favorite.

I guess I was not following the old guide for chronicles as closely as I thought I was.

I have, from the the very start of my PFS career, recorded purchases made in between scenarios on the next session, not on the last one.

It does not make sense to record purchases made between scenarios on the prior chronicle. I am interested in understanding why this is the preferred method.

Additionally, as a GM, I am not comfortable handing an unsigned chronicle to someone because they want to make purchases between scenarios. I am equally uncomfortable signing a chronicle for an adventure that I didn't run.

This is not a good process.

As a side note, I have lost a star!!!

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Thurston Hillman wrote:
Bill Baldwin wrote:
I love how absurdly quick Dinosaur Planet got completed ahead of the others. Everyone saw a mission called "Dinosaur Planet" and said 'sold!'
My experience from overseeing and wandering the tables, is that roughly half the tables went to Dinosaur Planet, while the majority of the remaining tables were evenly split between starship combat and the remaining missions. The tabulations are a bit skewed when shown live, because the starship combats tend to take longer. That being said, gee howdy, we have a lot of tables who went all in on starship combat for this special!

My table chose the starship combat by never made the ghost captain angry and avoided the combat part entirely!

1 to 50 of 2,545 << first < prev | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | next > last >>