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Say what you want, my edition signed by Tonya and destroyed by the USPS in the 30 mile journey from Redmond to my home is the true special edition.

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Hmmm. A bit more restrictive than I was expecting. I wasn't expecting any of the undead archetypes and skeleton I was expecting 160+ ACP, but I feel like Hallowed Necromancer really fills in a playstyle gap that the campaign is missing. And I may have wanted to turn my lost pet into a ghost familiar.

Such is un-life.

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I'm excited for a special that doesn't directly tie into the metaplot, but still touches upon past scenarios. I'm also happy to have one the character that played those scenarios be the most irl convention friendly and not risk of leveling out.

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A little disappointed we're not seeing the Hookclaw Tribe for Pathfinder, but c'est la vie.

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My Time Domain Cleric of Casandalee is here for this.

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Looks like we're going to have a bumper crop of leshy.

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I'm going to be building a gnoll investigator who studied in Ustalav. It's something of a self-insert character, but I can't not with that stat array.

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Anyone want to have a meetup where we play the specials together akin to the lan parties of yore? Maybe even try to get in the same table(s) to simulate the in person experience with a virtual GM?

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The Seattle area lodges tend to congregate on the Emerald Lodge discord server found here: https://discord.gg/hnsYuHe As of right now, it's purely online as I don't believe any store in the area is having in-person play.

Under normal conditions, you'd probably want to hit up Phoenix Comics and Games on Broadway. It's a great comic shop with decent event space. Mox Bellevue is also worth a trip at least once.

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I'm a bit miffed over this as the special was going to be a highlight for me, but c'est la vie. Still going, still going to have a good time.

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Please combine. Thank you.

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Please cancel the listed orders below. I intend to reorder as one shipment.

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Thanks,

Gnoll

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I know it's extremely unlikely, but I'd really like a write-up of the Beast of Bloodcove. It's one of my super niche trivia obsessions.

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Going back to the original question, I don't think so. My first lodge formed at the start of season 6. It was in the middle of nowhere with 8 active to semi-active players. Any con with GM support was 2.5+ hours away and often required an overnight trip. A lot of players felt it was unfair to have to pay out of pocket to attend a con, and then also have to GM for race boons, so they didn't. We also had players who refused outright to GM even at a local level. For those players, with their perspective, non-common races are more available than ever before.

Yes, other races opened up as time went on back in 1e, and I believe this will continue until 2e.In the moment, however, as long as you're participating in org play, you're still progressing toward unlocking something, even if you don't have the time to prep, can't play regularly, or otherwise feel uncomfortable GM'ing. You can have a kobold and play 20 games, 10 con or RSP games, or 7 premium support games for your first locked uncommon.

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Otagian wrote:


Or when Paizo recognizes my petition to make Pnolls canon.

You have the support of the Gnoll Contingent.

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
Wait. There are other ancestries beyond gnome?

None worth mentioning until Gnoll drops this summer.

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After playing 2e for about a year, an associate on a discord server asked me to GM an AP as a favor. I said sure, but after about 2 weeks, I regretted it. I completed the first chapter, then work got in the way and I was somewhat thankful for it. It was the final nail in the coffin for 1e.

I think 2e has a much better gauge on the power-threat level. Play feels more powerful across levels, but also the threats feel in accordance with that power. I (almost) never feel anything anything is unfair or a cakewalk on either side of the screen.

I occasionally miss my dips and multiple archetypes, but I don't think I'll be going back, and I know 5e isn't for me. Maybe Starfinder org play because I feel like they've had some good stories, I'm still interested in other non-D&D/PF games since they scratch a different itch.

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Submitted interest since I'll probably be up to speed as a player. We'll see how it goes. I've already booked my hotel and travel.

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Alright, I might need to run my leshy though this one now...

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Blake's Tiger wrote:
Ferious Thune wrote:
Wait, second chance still require you to pay the gold? What are you getting from the boon, then?
Also, yeah, what's the boon do?

You pay for anything above 1000gp, so your character would need to be level 14 before you pay out of pocket.

It's like actual insurance but in reserve.

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Since I'm planning my post-covid vaccine con schedule, is there an intention to debut a multi-table special at PaizoCon Europe Online?

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Eric Nielsen wrote:
Those are the bugs/workarounds I'm aware of. If none of those apply, report the issue to pfsreportingerrors@paizo.com. include the event code, session number, your paizo id, character number and details of what you were trying to buy, but getting rejected.

Thanks. None of those worked, unfortunately. I suspect it is because it's 2-00 and the multiple tiers. Sending an email now.

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I'm getting an error when I try to apply a boon to a character who played through the required scenario. How should I report this?

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We had an interesting discussion over on my local PFS lodge's discord and thought I would bring it up to a wider audience.

A number of spells and effects target a living creature. The basic question is do the rules make an unseen servant be a living creature?

We had an incident where a GM ruled that a haunt did not trigger for a US but did for someone's familiar, and it it ended up killing said familiar; the basis for this was the idea of the haunt triggering on a living creature. While we're generally fine with the ruling in the moment, there has been much discussion on the subject, and we're in 3 camps.

1. Because it is classified as a creature and does not have any trait that says otherwise, it is living.

2. Because it is classified as a creature but otherwise does not have a trait that indicates it is living, that it is not a living creature.

3. The fringe that says it has a creature stat block just because it is a conjuration spell and can be damaged, but otherwise it should probably not be considered a creature and instead just a targetable mobile blob of force energy.

Thoughts and perspectives are welcome.

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Gnoll ancestries?!?!?! SOLD!

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So, my characters tend to be inspired random bits that get rattled together in my head and see what falls out. I'm going to use -2001-2004 as some examples.

My -2001 is inspired by the former aspis agent background. One has to ask themselves, who would pivot from starting as Aspis to being Pathfinder. Someone repentent? Maybe, but why not join something like the Knights of Lastwall. Someone irreverant? I'd argue this as being more likely. So, we pick the ranger, and what can a ranger be irreverant to without actively harming the party or being a jerk to a potential novice gm? Their animal companion. So I tend to tell people not to heal it, offer to sacrifice it for minimal advantage, boot it during introductions, etc. I half joke about picking up trick magic device just for a wand of final sacrifice, and explode the damn thing just to save on travel expenses every couple of scenarios.

My -2002 is loosely inspired by the idea of we're living in a simulation. He argues that since Casandalee's ascension, the likelihood of all these major upheavals across the inner sea happening in such rapid succession is almost zero, and as such, it must be a simulation. He frees people from this simulation with negative energy to offset the energy in the simulation.

My -2003 is inspired by my one of my favorite songs from a musical and a very solid pun.

My -2004, should a certain something should be sanctioned, will be about as close to a literal cartoon character you can get.

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Nice decisions all around. It should also help newer players join pre-existing lodges and not be able to play any of the backlog.

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Still pending. Luckily I live close enough that if it ships tomorrow, I'll probably still get it in time for Gen Con. Hells, I'd road trip up to the warehouse if it helped expedite things.

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Will these adventures be sanctioned for PFS/SFS play? I'd kind of like to organize something via the local lodge's discord if they are.

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I am screaming inside my heart.

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Not to necro, but can I get an interpretation of the hazard in Encounter B's crit fail result. It says the PC loses 1d4 actions worth of air, but suffocation seems to be a round by round action, and the actions you take on your turn determine how many rounds you lose

Would I shave it off the end (lose 3 actions=lose 1 round, but nothing before that) or would I deny them actions on their next turn?

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Definite middle of action.

Mid-combat? No, none that I can think of.

No story, middle of dungeon. If you're playing 2e, check out 1-17.

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One of my GM characters is now destined to be a kobold.

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Lau Bannenberg wrote:


I trawled through the PFS2 Guide and I couldn't find a similar statement. But I think it would be good to add it, since GMs do get Downtime and boons like Curse Breaker and Crafter's Workshop are mandatory to slot until you finish the crafting process.

The only thing relevant I could find it the example text for applying multiple chronicle sheets. Emphasis mine.

Pathfinder Society Guide to Play (second edition) wrote:
Example: Aubrey is a GM. Over the course of a convention, she runs four scenarios, and she assigns all four of them to the same character, Kyralos. Before any of these Chronicle sheets, Kyralos had just reached level 3. Aubrey applies Chronicle sheets to Kyralos one at a time. She wants to spend all of her Downtime to Earn Income, using her Scribing Lore. For the first three Chronicle sheets, Kyralos is level 3, and her bonus on Scribing Lore is +5. She doesn’t have any special boons or rewards that help her find better tasks, but she can always find tasks of up to her level -2, as described in the Downtime section of this guide. So Kyra finds three level 1 tasks and rolls three Scribing Lore checks against DC 15, the standard DC for a level 1 task on page 503 of the Core Rulebook. For her next Chronicle sheet, Kyralos is level 4. Aubrey levels up Kyralos to 4, which increases Kyralos’s bonus on Scribing Lore to +6, and allows her to always find level 2 tasks. Now Aubrey rolls one check at +6 against a DC of 16. While her chances of success are the same in this particular example, this level 2 task lets Kyra earn more money.

I assume the intent is there, but it's such a piece of minutiae

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So, here's a bit of an oddball question I haven't been able to find a direct answer on, or any discussion really. Are GM's able to slot boons for their GM credit characters?

Obviously, it wouldn't affect play, but it may affect downtime as a GM. A lot of boons can offer different downtime activities, such as off-hours study or practiced medicine. I think getting some clarification on this topic would really help.

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Thod wrote:

I ran it now a second time. The group was very happy until - well - they failed on the last part after managing everything else. Only got 2 out of 5. So overall - zero fame. One player felt pretty personal about it and at least one other regular of mine chalked it up as 'experience' but you heard between the lines a certain disappointment.

Group 2 player here. We definitely had a below par composition for this adventure. None of us were social characters, only one intelligent character, and none of us had the lores.

The biggest impact for me, and likely the rest of the players, was the fact that there's such a disconnect between the first 80% of the adventure where you earn your treasure and the last 20% where you earn your fame and prestige. We did extremely well during the combat encounters and diplomacy checks but hit a bad patch of randomization during the critical part making a lot of it feel pointless. I think it would have gone over between if the first set fame and prestige was either 3/5 -or- both diplomats and second was 5/5 or 3/5 and both diplomats.

When I do get around to running this, I might add a bit of dialogue letting the pc's know just how important the meeting is compared to anything that might happen before it to prevent any feelsbad.

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Instead of changing tier cutoffs, has it been consider giving every player in the lower tier a level bump if it's within a certain range?

Player's numbers would be higher, but they wouldn't be as effective if they were truly in tier due to not having the same number of class feats, spells, etc.

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Point of clarification: Since the AP's are strictly campaign mode this edition, do we have to play the entirety of the campaign to earn any of the sheets, or can you play piecemeal?

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Love the pride apparel. I might need to pick up a few pieces.

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Received and consumed on Saturday. I owe you.

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I don't think the site would be a worthwhile endeavor for you. Of the base I know that might be interested, they don't want additional content from 3rd parties. They want season 11, 12, 13, etc.

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For those of you who are having issues with pop-ups on Warhorn, tab 6 times, hit enter, and you're signed up.

I don't think anyone would mind if you leave the drop downs blank as long as your character is in level.

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Do we have any idea as to when the next batch of charity boons will be issued? I know my organizer submitted mine late March so I don't believe the above message applies to me.

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I moved about 20 minutes from Paizocon 3 years ago. This is the first year I was going to be able to make it, and a pandemic occurs. Just my luck.