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Mark Stratton wrote:
Brent Bowser wrote:

Make sure you run him through PFS2 3-16.

I don’t get the reference?

I didnt either. my roommate told me is new one written by "some guy named Brent". In the end though I dont GM 2E. I am having the problem I think a lot had with 1E form 3.5. plus my mew meds keep me a little fuzzy. I am playing 2E but death is a companion to offten

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Tonya Woldridge wrote:
Removed some posts that were personally harassing, and quotes, as we'd like to keep this civil to all. Not locking the thread, as there are stages of loss/grief to work through for some, but am watching it closely and will shut it down if it goes sideways. Thanks!

Thank you Tonya, Im Ok. thank you for letting me vent. maybe be good if take it away after all. Thank all for helping me talk this out.

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Mark Stratton wrote:

As a way of background, I served as a VL for Indianapolis for about a year, and then as VC for a total of about 4 1/2 years, give or take. I can say without equivocation that having a title along the lines of Venture-something is no license to violate the rules. The title doesn't give you a defense to act in bad faith or to behave badly.

In fact, Venture-Officers, generally speaking, are to be brand ambassadors for Organized Play. How VOs behave, in person and on these forms, directly impact the impressions people have the Organized Play program.

Now, it is easy to get heated on these boards, and to sometimes react hastily and harshly. I'm guilty of it myself, so I don't point the finger at anyone else. And, it might happen more than once, but repetitive violations can not, and should not, be tolerated.

Now, a kind forum goer (in response to my private message to them) told me who the former VO was. I'm really sad it has come to this. The former VO DID do a *ton* for Organized Play - he was my RVC when during part of my time as Venture-Captain. I like him personally. I have disagreed with him (on these boards, in person, and in other on-line venues.) I didn't know anything about this "enemies" list (I call it that because that's what others have called it, but I never saw it for myself.) And, though I consider him a friend, I cannot condone the act of reposting a list that was specifically deleted and one which, apparently, he was told not to do.

I think this whole thing is sad and unfortunate. I do. Others may find it to be neither. He was a great volunteer and organizationally, one of the best organizers I have seen in any organization. But, there's a code of conduct that we all are obliged to follow. And if it's true that he willfully violated that, I don't know else Paizo's response could have been.

To the original poster, I will say that it's probably best for you to let this go, especially if you consider him a friend and want to respect his work and volunteer time...

I do remember you. your words are heard. THANK YOU.

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Gisher wrote:
Jeff Morse wrote:
Gisher wrote:
Jeff Morse wrote:
Gisher wrote:

I have lots of private lists that no one cares about.

But if I posted an "Enemies List" on a public forum I think people would be right to see that as an act of aggression and intimidation.

And if I reposted that list after moderators ordered me to take it down I would expect to be banned.

But maybe that's just me.

I see, more trees to look at
I don't know what that means.

yea reason i dont post so much other than being a 2 finger typer. it makes since in my head but on paper not always to others.

you provided more for me to think on. you added more trees to the forest of my forest of understanding?

I understand now. I thought that might be some "Urban Dictionary" phrase that my old brain hadn't learned yet. :)

I have to say that I'm curious about how you think rules enforcement should work here. You seem to be suggesting that contributing to the Pathfinder community should be a way to earn freedom from the rules that are supposed to apply to everyone. I'm not sure how that would work in practice.

I think I've contributed a little bit to the Pathfinder community over the last decade so presumably I would have earned some "Get Out of Jail Free" cards under your system. That makes me consider all sorts of questions. For example...

∙ Which rules would I be allowed to violate without getting banned?

∙ How many times could I violate those rules without getting banned?

∙ If you did impose some restrictions on me for a rules violation, would I be allowed to ignore those restrictions without getting banned?

∙ If my violations were attacks on a person who had also "earned credit" here, would I still be free from repercussions or would their credit cancel mine out and result in my banishment?

∙ If my violations cause other people with substantial contributions to abandon the site, do I get banned when their lost "credit" exceeds my earned "credit?"

∙ If I'm...

I have no answers because dont think there is any. you make good points

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Gisher wrote:
Jeff Morse wrote:
Gisher wrote:

I have lots of private lists that no one cares about.

But if I posted an "Enemies List" on a public forum I think people would be right to see that as an act of aggression and intimidation.

And if I reposted that list after moderators ordered me to take it down I would expect to be banned.

But maybe that's just me.

I see, more trees to look at
I don't know what that means.

yea reason i dont post so much other than being a 2 finger typer. it makes since in my head but on paper not always to others.

you provided more for me to think on. you added more trees to the forest of my forest of understanding?

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Dancing Wind wrote:

Flag and move on.

Or, flag, report to community@paizo.org with "Intolerance" in the subject line. But then, move on.

so you will start using the new flag ability on a post that isnt. not a good idea I think. I attacked no one or any group. i expressed anger on something and my opinion to it. do you though

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Jeff Morse wrote:
If I spent a decade building up this community at the cost of 1000s of personal hours. I get on here and help lots of people, while being hounded by some because I am a VO and they need someone to argue with. I finally get wise and make a list to remind me of whom to stop engaging with because it wont go anywhere. On this list there are some women so i get told I have no respect for women. OH, there is some from that place, so I must hate all people from there. AND THAN YOU BAN ME!!!! because I dont agree with everyone on everything THAT ISNT about rules of a game we play in, SHAME ON YOU!!!! No I dont have all the facts on everything, BUT I KNOW, this didnt need to happen. this company is falling fast and hard when you kick a person out that has done A LOT to build it up and support it through thick and thin. KNOW THIS, I will let him at my table anytime and anywhere.

SIGH, anger or tears. sometimes we are given some info and we are full of feelings and dont respond in the best way. sometimes we have more feelings about something than on others.

In this case it has grown from years of watching these boards get worse. in the early years we had lots of VOs on here helping but now hardly any because they know it will be followed by criticism. I have not always agreed with them either. I have watched so many people whom I enjoyed helping me learn leave because they just got tired. one person stuck around and if you look over his over 8000 posts will see he has done a lot to help. has he let some of his anger to finally show, yes. BUT, I think he has shown great restraint over the years. I have seen him post and than within 5 or 6 posts later others show up to tear him down because they have an issue with him. I used to spend hours every day on here reading to learn how to GM better for over 10 years. I get so frustrated seeing people go to facebook or discord because they dont like it here anymore. I always try to link back to these boards to answer questions but i feel its not worth it sometimes. I loose count of the times i get sent somewhere else when clicking a link. but there was one that kept trying even when he stepped down from being a RVC and above.
have i seen all the trees, no, but i have seen enough of the forest that this whole thing hurts.
as for my table it is moot since i only GM 1e and he stopped playing 1e.
I miss mike, john, sarah, doug, kyle and others that helped make this place better.

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Gisher wrote:

I have lots of private lists that no one cares about.

But if I posted an "Enemies List" on a public forum I think people would be right to see that as an act of aggression and intimidation.

And if I reposted that list after moderators ordered me to take it down I would expect to be banned.

But maybe that's just me.

I see, more trees to look at

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If I spent a decade building up this community at the cost of 1000s of personal hours. I get on here and help lots of people, while being hounded by some because I am a VO and they need someone to argue with. I finally get wise and make a list to remind me of whom to stop engaging with because it wont go anywhere. On this list there are some women so i get told I have no respect for women. OH, there is some from that place, so I must hate all people from there. AND THAN YOU BAN ME!!!! because I dont agree with everyone on everything THAT ISNT about rules of a game we play in, SHAME ON YOU!!!! No I dont have all the facts on everything, BUT I KNOW, this didnt need to happen. this company is falling fast and hard when you kick a person out that has done A LOT to build it up and support it through thick and thin. KNOW THIS, I will let him at my table anytime and anywhere.

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roll4initiative wrote:
It will only affect one person under the effects of confusion. You would need a second casting of Dispel Magic to try removing it from the other person.

thank you

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Diego Rossi wrote:
Dispel Magic wrote:
You can use dispel magic to end one ongoing spell that has been cast on a creature or object, to temporarily suppress the magical abilities of a magic item, or to counter another spellcaster’s spell.
In Pathfinder Dispel Magic doesn't affect an area spell, it can cancel the part of a spell that affects a single creature or object. To dispel the whole confusion the caster needs Dispel Magic, Greater and to cast it as an area dispel.

thank you

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roll4initiative wrote:
Dispel Magic in CRB wrote:
Targeted Dispel: One object, creature, or spell is the target of the dispel magic spell. You make one dispel check (1d20 + your caster level) and compare that to the spell with highest caster level (DC = 11 + the spell's caster level). If successful, that spell ends. If not, compare the same result to the spell with the next highest caster level. Repeat this process until you have dispelled one spell affecting the target, or you have failed to dispel every spell.
It's only one object, creature, or spell.

spell cast on 2 targets next to each other?

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I need help. my memory is not like it used to be and searching isnt helping.
party got hit by confusion and 2 people were effected. another cast dispel magic on one of them and thought it should have gotten rid of it from both. I have always ruled one target one person but am not as sure anymore. opinions please

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I need help. my memory is not like it used to be and searching isnt helping.
party got hit by confusion and 2 people were effected. another cast dispel magic on one of them and thought it should have gotten rid of it from both. I have always ruled one target one person but am not as sure anymore. opinions please

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I need help. my memory is not like it used to be and searching isnt helping.
party got hit by confusion and 2 people were effected. another cast dispel magic on one of them and thought it should have gotten rid of it from both. I have always ruled one target one person but am not as sure anymore. opinions please

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

Hey there, OrgPlay friends!

The Humble Bundle is back!

Lots of resources and money going to charity. Woooot!

Hmm

THANK YOU

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HammerJack wrote:
You're thinking of the feat Arcane Evolution. It isn't a standard ability that Arcane sorcerers have without that feat.

Thank You, that is it. My brain just wouldnt find it for me

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help please, thought arcane sorcerer could have a book and change out a spell, cant find this though so I am loosing it or loosing find it ability, anyone know?

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Only through open public discourse are people exposed to all the possible perspectives to make up their own mind. "Good" and "bad" are subjective terms and cannot—must not—be used as a justification for censorship. Only by permitting "bad" speech can we expose it for what it is and provide context for the "good" speech. Without the yin-yang you lose the value and context of "good" speech. This is a paramount foundation of public discourse.

how did this turn into the rest of this thread being focused on trans only stuff. this was not what he was talking about at all. if you did your research you would find he has tried to stand up for equality on these forms and in the game. as well as just getting the same rules for all. to call out how he thinks things could be better, BUT because he was a VO, they would ban him BECAUSE YOU CANT SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT US.
please stop putting ideas and words not there. Are there people posting anti this or that yes, BUT I think he was referring to THE GAME more so.
could I be wrong and missed something he posted, not sure.
Paizo is not perfect and has made many mistakes. They too am human and I hope strive to be better. If they dont allow us to discuss there faults on here and help find answers than that is bad. ON the other hand, sometimes they need to be handled in house and not the public. The problem is that the more we think we know the more we may not trust. sometimes people that are good at making games arnt good at managing others. sometimes people are wrong too.

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still doing a great job, thanks

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unlike the undead spells that call out when you can take an incorporeal shape, these spells dont. maybe an oversite. If it dosnt allow it in the abilities than I rule you dont get it. I would thus rule it is not a legal shape. am I wrong, could be, but that is my 2 cents.

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Farmageddon VIII is not online but at a country club.

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raise dead has the rule for it but resurrection dosnt and i cant find the rule anywhere right now, anyone help?

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just checking, cavalier normally dosnt stack for most ACs

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Thanks, GREAT work

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druids and beast shape and elemental shape

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Adam Yakaboski wrote:


Why am I doing this? Well it's a combination of slowly working up the nerve to talk about my harassment and to make sure people are aware of this. There at least you know half of the disaster involving Totalcon.

Take your time and your pace. If I understand, it has taken awhile for you to find a place that you feel safe talking. I know that it can take time to work up to it.

I ask others to give you this time and place at your pace

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Elfteiroh wrote:
Jeff Morse wrote:
Cori Marie wrote:
Question about Adventure Paths: If I buy an Adventure Path but not the Bestiaries, will I get tokens for the monsters in the AP?
follow up to this. if AP is bought. do the tokens have the stats of the encounters linked to there token? like in roll20 you get the npc written out so just need to hit initiate and it gets added to the tracker.

From my experience, when you buy an AP from FG, you almost never have to open the AP books, as everything is there, from maps, NPCs/monsters stats and speech blurb, all the event, room descriptions, etc are also available and usually pinned on the maps or with a link in the “story” roadmap.

Almost everything have either small automation, or instructions to apply. They even have “treasure bundles” that if PCs search in room X, you can drag and drop that bundle for the party.

Thanks, that helps a lot. think will run FG for future APs

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Cori Marie wrote:
Question about Adventure Paths: If I buy an Adventure Path but not the Bestiaries, will I get tokens for the monsters in the AP?

follow up to this. if AP is bought. do the tokens have the stats of the encounters linked to there token? like in roll20 you get the npc written out so just need to hit initiate and it gets added to the tracker.

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ironskin being a race spell would be hard to find on most class spell lists

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I like these--The Cure Wounds spells / Heal / Raise Dead

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ckdragons wrote:
Jeff Morse wrote:
Jeff Morse wrote:
Megatron777 wrote:

The Wizard does not fall unconscious. The poison happened first, so the Fatigue penalty is applied to his current stat score which is 2. Since Fatigue is a penalty, it can not lower his stat to less than 1.

The answer is in the rules you linked, "While in effect, these penalties function just like ability damage, but they cannot cause you to fall unconscious or die. In essence, penalties cannot decrease your ability score to less than 1."

He now has a Strength of 1. He is most likely Heavily Encumbered now, so he can have fun dealing with that too. Depending on what he is wearing, he might not be able to move more than 5 feet a round. If he has a backpack I'm guessing it's over 10 pounds, which is now his max load. You can lift double your max load off the ground, but can only move 5 feet a round as a full round action.

strength damage does not effect encumbrance, where penalty does. Crazy ruling but I think they did it so people didn't have to refugee all the time cause damage happens a lot.
WRONG!!!

You might want to elaborate as to why you think he's wrong. And actually, he's not wrong about Strength ability damage affecting weight encumbrance...

I was looking up this subject again and found that I posted wrongly, so I updated my mistake as being wrong. penalty dose not effect carrying weight

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Jeff Morse wrote:
Megatron777 wrote:

The Wizard does not fall unconscious. The poison happened first, so the Fatigue penalty is applied to his current stat score which is 2. Since Fatigue is a penalty, it can not lower his stat to less than 1.

The answer is in the rules you linked, "While in effect, these penalties function just like ability damage, but they cannot cause you to fall unconscious or die. In essence, penalties cannot decrease your ability score to less than 1."

He now has a Strength of 1. He is most likely Heavily Encumbered now, so he can have fun dealing with that too. Depending on what he is wearing, he might not be able to move more than 5 feet a round. If he has a backpack I'm guessing it's over 10 pounds, which is now his max load. You can lift double your max load off the ground, but can only move 5 feet a round as a full round action.

strength damage does not effect encumbrance, where penalty does. Crazy ruling but I think they did it so people didn't have to refugee all the time cause damage happens a lot.

WRONG!!!

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here you go https://paizo.com/paizo/faq/v5748nruor1fm#v5748eaic9vvp

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cast blink too view area of dungeon. plane shift to ethereal plane, teleport to area viewed. scout.

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Dasrak wrote:
Melkiador wrote:
The manifestation of fireball is both from the caster and where it lands. It's not unreasonable to assume that teleport spells would also have an emanation at both points of the teleport. But without spellcraft, you'd just know that some magic thing happened in a place. You'd need a successful spellcraft check to know which magic thing happened there.
The key point here is invisibility; while the FAQ did establish that there are emanations, it doesn't address how they interact with other effects like invisibility. To this day there is no resolution on whether an invisibility spell makes your spell emanations invisible as well. Expect table variations on that one.

correct. at my table i tell my players that they do get seen when invisible, because it works that way for all and lots of bad guys out there. most cast and move though. best thing is to choose and stick to it.

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TwilightKnight wrote:
Mark Seifter wrote:
Huzzah!

Mark, since you stopped by, can you please clarify the intended functionality of the Battle Medicine feat? There are over 400 posts across at least two threads discussing this.

I know you (an the rest of the design team) did not design the game specifically for organized play, but this past weekend, as an example, I played at three consecutive PFS tables at a convention and each GM ruled Battle Medicine to work differently each time. In one case, I was essentially allow to heal an ally by merely standing next to them. No tools, no hands, I didn't even have to touch them. In another case, I had to use two hands and my medicine kit which was so extreme it made the feat virtually useless in combat which is designed purpose. With the addition of the Godless Healing, I expect this to become an even bigger issue.

I know I'm not alone in this. Please provide some insight so we can understand the rules and provide a good play experience. Thanks for your time.

PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEAS E,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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does anyone take battle medicine without owning tools, so you can treat outside of combat also? just seems a moot point.
now i do see RAW being tricky here.can we just have someone make an edit to say needs one or two hands? you already edited once to once an hour, why did you stop there?

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Nefreet wrote:
What he means is that this cobbled-together-spaghetti-code-website is becoming too much of a liability. Paizo is bleeding revenue because of it. Even if today it's fixed, tomorrow it's going to need a 27th layer of duct tape.

that's why i had hoped they had started a whole new board for pf2. i would be ok with have 2 logins.

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PFS CORE - Vie Vsetko wrote:
Mage of the Wyrmkin wrote:
.... A Celestial template does not seem worth the feat ...
I'm really taking the feat for the familiar allowable at 7th level. So I might as well tack celestial int the black cat I already have. I have a different feat planned for 7th level.

i think the first one is free, so at 7 you need to dismiss and spend 1400 gold. just my thought on it

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Player chooses to what square grow to and ends in. Why make it to complicated

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at 6, treat as 4th/ small medium and 4 hours

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think that maybe due to advancing tech, not an expert though.
in system for pathfinder after being there , 1 minute. plane shift, plane shift an than teleport

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Wizard uses wish to increase a stat, would it also be a part of the spell if created copy of self?

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googled this for you. have heard there lodge did a GREAT job in putting this together. quick count, I think a dozen at least. I think they could get there first star with just these.
https://pittsburghpfs.com/resources/evergreens-list/

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outshyn wrote:

So I had a very late night over the weekend, because of a surprising bit of text that I found at the end of module #4. I knew that Mokmurian was supposed to retreat after the PCs' first attack, and I thought I read that he gathers maybe a dozen stone giants (generic stone giant stat block) and then re-assaults the PCs.

But that's wrong.

From the module:

Quote:
Mokmurian fights until reduced to 40 hit points or fewer, at which point he uses dimension doors to retreat to area B13, hoping to get healing from his lamia minions. If they’re dead, he flees up to the surface and gathers a group of a dozen stone giants and any of the named giants who still live to mount an attack on the library to finish off the PCs.

There is a named leader for each of the 7 tribes, PLUS Conna. PLUS the dozen generic stone giants. It's a HUGE fight. I noticed this a few hours before my game, and spent the entire time creating stat sheets for ALL of the named giants.

So not wanting all that effort to go to waste, here are the giant character sheets, both in PDF and POR (Hero Lab).

...

thanks for the files. still in book 3 but prepping ahead

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well since the book came out 2 years after pathfinder was released probably close enough. least you thought it over. i have seen this in rise of runelords game and was just sad

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deuxhero wrote:

Oracles are full casters, so the biggest part of your viability is spells chosen, which you haven't really covered too much. Why take Divine Power? You have poor dex and con don't have an animal companion to share it with. Also why odd scores in dex and con? Strength is the only thing odd scores do anything in when not dealing with ability drain.

I'm not sure Evangelist of Erastil is a great idea. Since Evangelist reverts to an underleveled cleric if they can't do their obedience for a day, they need an obedience that's easily done every day without recurring costs. While seeds are negligible cost (they're the material component for Passwall, Repugnant Taste, Waft, Invigorating Poison, and Detect Relations, thus always in a spell component pouch at no cost), his obedience can easily run into situations where it's impossible. Resting in a dungeon can easily result in a situation where there's no soil to plant things and no place to put things where a passerby might see them. Might be able to carry some pots of soil, but that's pretty heavy.

For PFS, it is kind of easier to do since you start fresh every day and most end in a day.

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Kate Baker wrote:
Could the same goal be accomplished by simply encouraging new GMs to run the repeatable scenarios? I know much of my road to my first star was We B4 Goblins and the Wounded Wisp run multiple times each. You get a chronicle each time you GM a repeatable scenario, and many players are looking to play repeatable content on as many PCs as possible, so they get scheduled often.

this, i think got overlooked so showing it again. Kate mentions that there are several repeatable solutions for you already. I suggest giving them all a try and than see where you are at.

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between, but sometimes people forget. they can level up during game

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