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Congratulations! This is well deserved by all!

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Congratulations gentlemen! Thank you for all your hard work!

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Oh, don't let him fool you on my alleged ignorance. You can barely walk into the closet for the boxes of minis he has! But alas, I think his paints are in storage.

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Michael Brock wrote:
Ezekiel 25:17 wrote:


But, you drank LIGHT beer? What were you thinking?

Not in 21 years have I touched a light beer. Blech.

Liar. In the 10 years I've known you, I've seen a Bud Light pass your lips on rare occasions when there was no other choice.

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Kyle Baird wrote:
Janet Brock wrote:

The short answer is, he's the HMFIC and he'll do what he wants.

And he typically rolls his husband knowledge checks instead of taking 10 and does pretty darn good. I'm a happy Mrs. PFS. ;-)

Spoken like a truly wise woman. That wisdom bump you got when you hit the "old" age category is really paying off.

*runs and hides*
Stealth Check: 1d20 - 6

You can run Kyle, but you can't hide. Fireballs hurt like hell, as you are about to find out. ;-)

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Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:

This thread is in serious jeopardy of going completely off the rails. If it can't stay on the topic of congratulating Mike on his 5th star, I'm going to have to lock it down.

** spoiler omitted **

Fine, let's get this baby back on track.

  • Is Mike getting his 5th star an evil act and thus outlawed by RAW in PFS?
  • Has Mike earned the right to play?
  • Should Mike allowed to replay for credit?
  • Is Mike too difficult?
  • Can Mike's Int 3 animal companion ride his back while wielding a lance?
  • Can Mike take 10 on Knowledge (husband) checks?
  • Is Mike considered a level 7 pregen?
  • Why can't I get a Paladin Scribed scroll of Mike?
  • Can we re-skin mike to be more like Mark?
  • Why can't we open the Mike Race to everyone instead of only getting it at Cons?

  • ooooooo can I have a level 20 Mike reskinned as a pig, but rebuilt into a Mark and then re-reskinned as a pig?

    The short answer is, he's the HMFIC and he'll do what he wants.

    And he typically rolls his husband knowledge checks instead of taking 10 and does pretty darn good. I'm a happy Mrs. PFS. ;-)

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    Kyle Baird wrote:
    Whose star did he take?

    Yours.... ;-)

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    Michael Brock wrote:
    Dragnmoon wrote:
    Michael Brock wrote:
    Please hurry and get these things made so my wife (Mrs. PFS) will stop bothering me....PLEASE!!!!!!!
    Is she still upset about you telling everyone in the Boards how old she is?... ;)
    I think she forgot.......shhhhhhhh

    Ohhh no, I haven't forgotten. But if he can snag the prototype from Erik he might be forgiven...maybe.

    I WANT THAT PLUSHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Besides, it would give me something to snuggle with that reminds me of him while he's gone to a million-and-one-cons this summer. ;-)

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    Michael Brock wrote:
    She's not going to be at Gen Con to protect any of you. Just fair warning.

    But I will be at PaizoCon...just fair warning.

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    Black Powder Chocobo wrote:
    I suggest a serenade of your favorite goblin song; nothing says true love like a diddy with fire and baby jam that comes from the heart.

    LOL, that has some potential! Besides, there is a certain goblin item that I would love, and Mike knows it.

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    Jim Groves wrote:

    Go Mrs. B!

    Mike, Mother's Day is the 13th, big guy. If jewelry it is, then do a combination move and do a two-for-one!

    Oh noooo!! He doesn't get out that easy! No combo gifts...and no gifts with electrical cords.

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    You already got me flowers from Pike Place last week. I think you might be up to jewelry, my dear. :-)

    And he failed to mention that we are the same age until mid June.

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    nosig wrote:

    here's a different view on faction missions -

    My wife often complains about understanding her faction missions. To such an extent that (one time in 3 or so) she will throw up her hands and just not bother. If someone else at the table has her faction too, they will often get to the cookie and say... "we need an XX skill here, 'cause we have to get YY." and she'll say "Oh, that's what that ment! sure, I got that skill, I take 10 and get ZZ". And she loves to help with other peoples missions, often having some unique skill (Knowledge Nobility anyone?). If there is no one at the table with her faction, maybe she turns to me and says "what the heck is this? can you explain what they want?". And with the noise and rush of the rest of the briefing she'll just say "never mind". and put it away. Last game she stated that she just "hate's the stupid faction missions - they just get in the way of the story".

    Part of this is the habbit of handing out faction missions during the Judges briefing - so you either listen to the main mission briefing OR read your faction mission. and then players are asking for the Judge to repeat things they missed, cause they were reading the faction mission when he was talking...

    I COMPLETELY agree with your wife. I really HATE faction missions. I have never liked them. I think they are a distraction from the story and under-mind the story/play at large. How can you be a member of the Pathfinder Society and have these sneaky, spy-ish, underhanded missions to do also for some other group? And they don't fit into the story and you spend 30 minutes or more hashing out each mission at the end of the game. And then the keeping it secret stuff? Whatever.

    I do play PFS but I will admit that faction missions are one of the main reasons I prefer APs. Although for the sake of my hubby and his career I will say, long live PFS!!! :-)

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    I was a player in a group that just finished Legacy of Fire last week. I'll admit, the Scroll and the City of Brass were not my favorite parts. They were basically dungeon crawls and that took away from the Arabian theme some. After going from island to island and figuring out what the dang genie races were doing to each other and wanting very much to get out so we could go protect Kelmarane, there was a collective sigh at the table when we jumped right into another plane...the City of Brass.

    Because of some GM magic, being in books 4 and 5 did have some role playing advantages and brought the party closer together, which made book 6 easier.

    But I would agree with CuttinCurt and see what the player base/GM think. No where does it say that you have to follow the AP word for word and you can pick and choose to an extent to make it more fun for the group.

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    fieldarchy wrote:

    Hey everyone,

    I moved here about a month and a half ago and I'm looking for a game in the Seattle area. Preferably on the weekends since I work weird hours during the week. I am ok gaming in a game store or at someone's house. I would like a smallish group--more than 6 people is just too much. But 6 people including the DM would be a great game!

    I'd like to start in a new game if someone is interested in getting something together. Or if the game is still low level that works too.
    I don't want to jump in high level--not as much fun at that point to start out in my opinion.

    I am fairly normal (I'm a gamer and mini painter after all), bathe regularly, have all of my teeth, no extra digits or extremities and I and make sweets regularly for any group I game with.

    My husband has already moved to the Redmond area and I will be joining him in the middle of February. He's looking to run a Pathfinder game starting in early March once I can get settled a bit and hopefully find a job. He said he's got three players and me already set up, so adding another, especially a lady, would be awesome. It is so nice to have another woman at the table!! We would play any of the Adventure Paths other than Legacy of Fire, since we just finished that one (last night actually).

    We live in Redmond and would probably have the game at our apartment since we have a 4 year old. Let me know if you're interested!

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    Tim Statler wrote:
    I want a plushie of that goblin!

    Me too!!!! I'm loving the Red Drablin. :-)

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    The BB is perfect for an introduction to children. Our youngest is 4 and she likes to sit down at our Legacy of Fire game with a bag of dice and say, "I want to play." I'd happily have Mike or our 16 year old son try to run her through it (GMing is not for Mom.) This will be the prefect Christmas present for kids wanting to game and I am excited to see a product that can interest kids and educate a new generation of gaming geeks.

    But that said, the BB is VERY simple. I've played with PF rules for 3-4 years now and there is a lot there and the Core Rulebook can be terrifying, but I haven't needed to read it all. As far as I know, there is plenty of discretion in using the system and if you wanted to you could limit what is valid in your games. There are spells and even classes that Mike refuses to allow at his table.

    I completely understand your points. It's just that the BB is so narrowed down that I truly believe people would get bored with the limits eventually. If a simpler system is what you want, then why not "dumb-down" the normal PF system to fit your needs at your table under your circumstances?

    While more products at Paizo can mean more profits, the staff is pretty darn busy as it is keeping up with what they have. Bless their hearts.

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    HawaiianWarrior wrote:
    Skywaker wrote:

    That sounds awesome. Whilst I am not really interested in Pathfinder as it stands, the Pathfinder Beginner Box looks very good. I would definitely be keen on seeing adventures that follow the format and agree with deinol that it is possible under the Compatibility Licence.

    I also suspect there will be an opportunity for an Expert book add on, under the Compatibility Licence, that essentially takes levels 6 to 10 and even new classes and races and gives them the same treatment. Paizo understandably doesn't seem to be keen on the idea of a follow up, but I suspect that there are many people in a similar position to myself and a market to be exploited.

    I'm with you. Pathfinder is way too "crunchy" for my tastes, though my players like it so I grit my teeth. I'd like Pathfinder far more if it scaled back on the crunch factor and made something more easy and streamlined. Like the Beginner Box, for example....

    What is "crunchy" about it? How much easier do you want Pathfinder to be? Sure, there are a bunch of books and a lot of rules, but the system itself is pretty darn easy in my opinion. I've been playing RPGs for about 7 years and I only started because my husband played. I'll admit that I have only read the rules as they relate to characters I've created and played. I leave lots of the logistics to the other players at the table who have been playing longer. But the system is easy. Even one of the ladies in our Legacy of Fire campaign figured it out within months (playing every other week) and has enjoyed it every since. I don't see how it's crunchy at all.

    And correct me if I'm wrong Paizo staff, but the entire point of the Beginner Box is to give people who have never really played or GMed the change to in a simple environment so they can get a taste, decide if they like it, and then move on to the APs and/or PFS. The BB should only be supported as a way to help beginners start and move on, not an entirely different RPG. New mods can be written here and there in order to attract more beginners, but not to keep people in the BB system.

    The BB looks really cool and is extremely well done. It's a beautiful product. I'm not sure I'll actually play in it since I'm not a beginner, but I sure wouldn't mind using it for the sake of some of my friends who look at me strange when I tell them I game and they have no idea what I'm talking about. Running them through the BB would be a great way to explain myself and to perhaps hook them on playing. The real juicy fun in gaming is in the APs and PFS.

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    Dragnmoon wrote:
    Scribbling Rambler wrote:
    Michael Brock wrote:
    You're fired for like 15 minutes for bringing the Pope back into this. I can already here Erik mumbling now about visions of that stare from the Pope

    Curses! I didn't see this for an hour, and missed my 15 minutes :(

    Oh well, back to work on the Dragnmoon Containment Field.
    What Pope?

    At GenCon the Venture Captains met at a restaurant that had a bust of the current Pope in a gelatinous cube that sat on a Lazy Susan in the middle of the table. Every time someone started to speak, the Pope was turned toward that person. It was darn creepy from what I've been told.

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    He can't hand over the coffee mug because it's mine. It was the one boon I got for being Mrs. Atlanta Venture Captain. Now I guess it's the boon I get for being Mrs. PFS Campaign Coordinator. ;-)

    But it is a dang nice coffee mug...I'm just saying.

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    Thanks for the honorable mentions Honey! And here's another shout out to Nick Gray, who I too noticed you forgot. Alinzia loves her cleric friend, cousin, and healer of her fiance, Novinnia.

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    While I am still working on some of it, I have finally added some more chapters if anyone is interested in reading them. More is coming!

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    Could you please email me feedback on my story, "A Game of Chance" to jumperjeb@msn.com

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    Thank you for the thoughts and comments everyone! This is Janet, Mike's wife and the author of this little journal. I'm having fun with Alinzia and the journal really helps me develop her, thus making the time at the table gaming even more fun. I put another chapter up last night if you are interested in reading it. Thanks again for all the encouragement!