Blue Dragon

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So excited to play with this!


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Erick A. Germer wrote:
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Beautiful pictures too! They perfectly capture the murky underwater atmosphere and show off the gorgeous setting!

Thanks for your support both here and with your tasty treats, Karee. I always look forward to eating a blondie or two before Adam eats them all. They help fuel me up before wading into hordes of undersea monsters.

Part 6, here we come baby!

Well, then the treats are doing their job. I always aim for the best monster fighting recipes. And lots of blondies are coming so maybe Adam will let you have more than two.


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Beautiful pictures too! They perfectly capture the murky underwater atmosphere and show off the gorgeous setting!


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Awesome job as always, OAD! You handled a difficult quest with style. Impressive stats document the high level of play that was achieved. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Good luck on part 6.


James Sutter is an incredible writer. This story grabbed my attention and refused to let it go. I didn't want it to end. The iconics both captured me and the tentacled magnets were SO much fun. I'm new to Starfinder and now want to play both a ysoki and a solarian because of this. Thanks!


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Fabulous story! I loved all aspects of it. Keep up the good work!


Adam Smith wrote:
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Thank you, OAD, for all of your hard work in completing the playtest! Hearing the horrendous schedule you kept demonstrates your dedication to the game and your efforts are appreciated. Not only that, but each blog was a treat to read and the pictures were always amazing. You have me excited to see the final version of 2nd Edition and I'm looking forward to experiencing some of these changes myself. Thanks again for another great read and for sharing such dedication with the community!

K, thanks so much for the words of encouragement! It's a nice feeling to know that people noticed the pace we kept, because we found ourselves sitting there at times after a session in the middle of the night, compiling data and planning for the next two-week segment saying "Are other groups out there keeping this pace?" :) I like to think of it this way though: No matter how furious our schedule, imagine all the effort it took on the part of the design team at Paizo to read and react to so many reports coming in at that same pace! I can only wonder what these next few months look like for them until version 2.0 ships out to print...

Truth be told, it was an awesome gaming experience to be able to play a role in the evolution of the game that OAD approaches as a lifestyle--and we got to make many new friends like yourself in the community throughout!
What a great perspective you have! To be able to think about the design team's efforts instead of focusing on your own herculean task shows exactly how much you do love the game. It's because of that sort of attitude that I am happy to be counted as a friend :)


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Thank you, OAD, for all of your hard work in completing the playtest! Hearing the horrendous schedule you kept demonstrates your dedication to the game and your efforts are appreciated. Not only that, but each blog was a treat to read and the pictures were always amazing. You have me excited to see the final version of 2nd Edition and I'm looking forward to experiencing some of these changes myself. Thanks again for another great read and for sharing such dedication with the community!


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Adam Smith wrote:
Fumarole wrote:
Great job OAD team! I love the photos.

Thanks Fumarole, I'm glad you could come along on another ride with us. I must admit, I'm incredibly happy that so many people like the photos. We have a lot of members, and our roster changes a bit with each project, so the photo team tends to vary a bit. This time it was Erick on editing and myself on the primary camera. We tried to look around at how people were documenting their games in the community, and then approach the shots from a fresh perspective. The shoggoth was actually my favorite one, and a lot went into it: I picked up a desk sculpture of a shoggoth from Ebay, another member (Jody) chiseled it out of the plaster, we put it on a 3x3 base, used several black lights to give it some of the black sheen that Jacobs described in the module, added a small reading light to let some colors appear, and then shot top-down with a 60mm macro lens to throw off the perspective of how big it was.

We've had such a good response about the photos on our own social media as well, that I'm going to add another seminar to our usual two that we run at GenCon every year. The subject of the seminar will be something down the line of what it takes to document your game. We'll use the photos from this project, some of the recent Azlant photos, and even ones from older projects to explain what goes into documenting your own game, as well as how to make some simple improvements that took us a couple of years to learn. It seems like more groups than ever are documenting their games out there, so hopefully it gets some interest and we can help others with what we've picked up over the years.

Stay tuned for an 8th blog: a wrapup complete with behind-the-scenes photos, cumulative data, and reactions. :)

It's fascinating to hear what all has gone into making such incredible photos. We appreciate the work and the glimpse behind the scenes. The new seminar also sounds like a winner. Sharing hard earned knowledge can only benefit the game and its participants. Looking forward to reading the final wrapup.


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Daniel Scholler wrote:
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Congratulations OAD for completing the playtest and doing so with a winning record! It sounds like you finished on an epic note. I loved the pictures, particularly the dragon one. It seems as if all of your PCs really has a chance to shine in this. Well done!

Thanks, K, there's a huge sense of relief not only having completed the playtest, but also doing it successfully! The dragon fight was definitely an epic one, it's breath weapon was something to be feared. We managed to make it through that fairly unscathed, relatively speaking of course, with a few meteor swarm spells.

I had a blast going through this last part of the playtest, pushing our classes to the limits to accomplish our goals. So glad that you could come along for the ride, it makes the work that much more worth it. WE DID IT!!!

It’s been a great ride! I know you all put in a ton of work on this and it shows. I love the fact that you were successful with non traditional classes. You have proven any class can work in the new system. Thanks again for taking us with you!


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Congratulations OAD for completing the playtest and doing so with a winning record! It sounds like you finished on an epic note. I loved the pictures, particularly the dragon one. It seems as if all of your PCs really has a chance to shine in this. Well done!


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Matt Hardin wrote:
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Congratulations on the win! I loved the report. What a great adventure! The pictures as always are amazing and the setup was incredible. Now I kind of want my own kraken. Thanks for sharing!

Everyone group should have one! If for no other reason than to shout: “RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!”

Thanks for the congrats on the win too! It was really dicey there at the end. My heart was definitely pounding in my chest. An against-the-odds-win following an epic pirate party? Can’t think of a much better way to spend a night gaming.

Exactly! Also it's always better to be the one releasing the kraken than fighting it. You're right. Winning, pirates and a kraken--gaming doesn't get much better than that!


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Congratulations on the win! I loved the report. What a great adventure! The pictures as always are amazing and the setup was incredible. Now I kind of want my own kraken. Thanks for sharing!


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OAD Sean wrote:
KyleS wrote:
Talk about a brutal showing lol. Thanks for the continuous reports, always an excellent read!

Brutal showing, but you heard it here first:

I'm leading the next OAD team to victory over this scenario. In edition 1.0, 1.6, 2.0, it doesn't matter!

I love the confidence! It's absolutely made me want to root for you. Good luck! I'm sure with that attitude you'll succeed.


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The pictures are amazing as always. I also love the fact that instead of moving on, you want to continue playing it, so that someone can have the triumph of a win.


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It sounds like an incredibly busy but amazing group to be part of. As I said earlier, thanks for sharing so much of what you do with the rest of us.


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Great descriptions of your various tasks! It so simply and effectively demonstrates how your role playing experience is so different from most. While I could see the elaborate set up in your pictures and thus knew it, listing what all it entails really drove the point home for me. Thanks so much for the hard work and sharing it with everyone!