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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber. * Pathfinder Society GM. 117 posts (175 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 16 Organized Play characters. 3 aliases.


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Oh, this is very nice, Yew! I love the layout and all the info!

I'm one of those players that just doesn't 'see' combos and synergies by reading the text. I have to get the character on the table and play in a group for a few sessions before things start to click. (And sometimes that's several levels/Adventure Decks in when I realize I don't really like this character, and then you're kind of stuck with them...)

So something like this would be a HUGE boon for me. I can already see how I would use Amiri with my group! I had actually kind of already written her off cause I was thinking "All she can do is hit stuff with a sword..." Definitely looking forward to more profiles!


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Further confirmation that Japan is the coolest country on the planet: The ENTIRE COUNTRY is having a gaming con! ;)


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I also miss the upcoming products, haunting the LFGS waiting for it to come in, talking with others at the store, my PFS group, my homegroup about the new options.

Heck, I've even already found the few missing books I needed to complete my collection, so I don't even have that to really look forward to now!

But, like others I have enough APs alone to keep my group playing for 10 years at least. And, like others we don't really want to learn and rebuy a system that is so similar. (We are playing some call of cthulhu and even The Greatest/oldest Game evar, ver 5 or however we're allowed to say it here, and various other systems)

But yeah. It's been a hard year in Change for me: Pathfinder reboot. X-Wing minis reboot, a few other games dying off/changing. Heck even my favorite band seems to be changing styles and leaving me behind. :(


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I was really hoping we'd see a Rules Compendium type of book before 'the end'. Or maybe another Unchained or two. Heck maybe even just a Master Index PDF to make cross-referencing all the books a bit easier (but I guess we have the SRD for that kind of thing)

But yeah I fear any unresolved issues are just going to stay unresolved. :(


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Simple answer: You can never have enough dice.


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Yay, the Goblin adventure will be sanctioned! And, Season of Kobolds? Sign me up! (I uh, well, I'll just say it: Kobolds > Goblins!) Any chance of a real kobold character deck release? Either way, glad to see a Season coming for the New Card Game! My local PFS lodge will be very happy about these two things!


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Sleeved mine up tonight. Ultra Pro Matte in a nice Bloody Red! Got it all in the core box. Made dividers out of index cards. Would be nice to have either dividers with AP related artwork, or at least just basic cards with no art but have the colors and titles at the top. Heck, you'd really only need one extra set with the core, cause as mentioned, you're only going to really be playing one AP out of the box at a time. I suppose for storing unused APs, I'll put them in deck boxes or baggies and store them in the original box. (which is currently sitting on my shelf, which the wife loves. "Empty boxes sitting on shelves, really?!" she says.)

Anyway, here's a pic of my arrangement for those of you that want to just cram it all in the core box!

my core box with CotCT


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I'm curious about this as well, I just hit 10 credits, but no star yet. Been digging around in my profile settings for awhile, and have not run across anything obvious to 'turn them on'.


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Mine will be here Tuesday! (Midwest US)

Oh yeah.....sleeves. Need to get some of those...

Looking forward to learning it, and probably running it at a couple cons in town this year.


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Yes, there is a fine line of balance on both Random and Definite style games. A game with a high random chance is fun and 'dangerous and exciting' but yeah, it really steals from the feeling of success when you build a character to do something well, and they fail because everything is a bit too random and you can sit there and see the obvious randomness that cause the failure. The other extreme, excitement goes away when every encounter is an AutoWin or "I'll only fail if I roll all 1s" type of deal. I mean, why not at that point just say I'm playing character X with build Y, so therefore I have a 98% chance of success. next game!

All that said, I'm still super excited about the game and can't wait for it to arrive at my door!


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Any thought about adding Card Game tracking? I suppose it's not as critical since you can 'kinda' replay all those.

I'm mainly curious since I ran 10-00 for the Card Game at a con recently. Wonder how much Card Game action is going on out there?


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Thanks guys! I think I'm going to run Nyctessa+UM and Merisiel+UE. I'm a big fan of Meri (she was also my first OP Card Game character, although she only has 1 scenario to her credit) so I really want to see her in action. Hope she gets along with Nyci!

Now watch, my wife will be just devious enough to want to play Kyra (for the role-playing, honey!) ...


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I'm going to box run the 1st scenario of Season of the Runelords in a few weeks at a Con. I then plan on continuing it at home solo and/or with my wife playing a character as well.

I have these Decks available:

Original Rogue Deck
Witch Deck
Hell's Vengeance 2
Ultimate Magic
Ultimate Equipment

I've been playing Raheli through Season of Plundered Tombs. While she is awesome, I'm ready for someone else. Plus she's still engaged in that campaign anyway.

I'm tempted to try Merisiel with the UE deck just to see how she does. I also want to run Nyctessa, cause Necro and honestly, might be easier/less Confrontational to run her (or one of the other evil characters) in a solo game rather than Society at large. Probably mix the UM deck with her. Perhaps they might be a decent duo?

What are your suggestions out of the above decks? And/or recommendations on mixing in the Ultimate decks, unless the arcanist and ninja are just that awesome on their own?

(and finally, if there is some Uber Solo/duo character that is perfect for Runelords that I don't have, feel free to suggest it as well. But I'd prefer to stay with the decks I already have.)


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Thanks so much for these! I had made one for Nyctessa, and was about to make one for UM Enora, but these look much better than my amateur attempts!


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As a GM, I love it. Less paperwork. Less dealing with that one player that misses every other session and complains about being behind on XP. None of that "You have to go hunt wolves for a couple sessions before we can move on" immersion breaking stuff.

The APs have a guide at the beginning to tell you what levels for each chapter. Very handy, and that's where I started using it from.

About the only downside to the system is it can be a bit anti-climatic when at the end of a session the GM says "Okay...uh...level up for next week." I think players do like tracking XP and treasure to get that sense of progress. But, the pros of Milestone XP outweigh that, I think.


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I did update with them and through Backerkit. UPS is unable to change address or even hold it at the distro center due to settings made by shipper. I attempted to email the shipper, but the address bounced as un-deliverable. I'll do some digging when I get home. This stuff is tricky to do on a phone between job tasks.


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Got my tracking number. It's going to the wrong address. Awesome. It's as good as lost. This happens a lot with Kickstarter physical rewards and myself. Things run way overdue, and I move in the middle of a project, and lose the damn product in the process. Hopefully UPS can intercept it before it gets delivered...


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Book of the Damned is awesome! Lots of fluff.


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SilentSage wrote:

Ran into a bit of conflicting information. In TIG, it says the the Lictor of the Order of the Pike is Lucan Orcelani, a LE ranger 7/Hellknight 4 and is the brother of the Hellknight you save in Book 2. In Path of the Hellknight, it says the Lictor is Lesheir “The Spear” Remsaine, a LG cavalier 5/Hellknight 8. I've handled this as 'Lucan is the Paralictor and the Lictor is away slaying monsters', but even that seems flimsy in my eyes.

How would other players handle it and why is there contradictory information in the first place?

I wouldn't even worry about it. I don't have the Path of the Hellknight. None of my players do, and even when I pitched the whole "Ya know, the fighter might want to look into joining the Hellknights" pitch from book 2, no interest. So....yeah, for my group, that small contradiction will never be known.


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darrenan wrote:
I feel like the Blessing of Unicorns encounter is designed rather poorly. The main thing unicorns can do is charge, yet the entire map prohibits charging because of the water and undergrowth. Has anyone changed the terrain in this encounter to allow the unicorns to do their thing?

My group will most likely find the Unicorns next session. They've just dispatched the two Azatas. I've also wondered why the Unicorn encounter seems a bit too easy, other than actually cornering them before they teleport. It occurred to me driving home that perhaps this is supposed to be an easy Slaughter Them! mission, cause killing and hacking up beautiful sacred unicorns is already pretty dang nasty and evil. That, and my players are still struggling with the 'hard' angel fights (no aligned weapons, no way to fly (although they did find the wand of fly), suffering from low will saves, etc) so I think they might appreciate an easy (and evil) fight murder for a change.

I may add something to surprise them though. Maybe have a wandering druid drop in to help or some fairies, something like that. Or, yeah, if Unicorn Charges are dangerous enough, I might make sure to give them the room to exploit that.


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I've also been playing in Outpost, and it has surprised me how much fun the ACG is online! Small time investment per day, and once you get the hang of the spreadsheet and how to format your post, it's pretty fun! And, as others have mentioned, there's a lot more RP'ing going on online!

I got a bit burned out on the physical card game. I was playing in two separate groups, and it just got to be a chore. Everyone was just dropping cards and crunching numbers, little role playing, heck we basically just skimmed the card for the stats we needed. It felt more like a mechanical exercise than a game.

But, PbP has brought me back in! I dusted off my Witch deck for Outpost, and just picked up the HV2 deck (cause I'm totally crushing on Nyctessa!) that I plan on using either online, or perhaps in my local Society card group. I'm even looking at that Mummy's Mask combo, thinking it would be nice to have that next to my RotRL set if my group ever wants to get back into it...


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I would like there to be one. (Granted, I figured there was going to be a line of Unchained books that would close out the edition that would include stuff like this)

But yeah, a Big Book Of FAQs/Rules, and then a book of spells and feats, even if it was basically just a Big Index that referenced the original source, well, better to have the most recent source, I suppose.

But yes, now-a-days, we have The Internets, so I doubt we'll get something like that. Maybe Pazio or a third party can compile the FAQs into one big PDF, that would be nice at least.


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I have two (possibly 3) in my head:

First is a classic styled isometric CRPG like baulder's gate. We might be getting this with the Kingmaker game that is currently in development. But, basically take Pillars of Eternity and throw a Pathfinder skin and lore on it.

Second is a MMORPG. Basically, take Everquest II and throw a Pathfinder skin and lore on it. (Sadly Pathfinder Online is like, totally not it.)

A third possibility would be to have a more modern CRPG, something like Divinity or maybe like Neverwinter Nights modernized, but throw a Pathfinder skin and lore on it. So, a lot more robust in graphics and effects, cinematics for the story line, a bit more modern gameplay. Bonus points for an actual easy to use Map Maker/DM Mode.

As far as the Card Game goes, well we fortunately have that already in digital form, and it's pretty much a perfect interpretation of the physical game.


Checking in, have the gameplay thread stealth dotted, hopefully. (edit, yup it's showing up in my campaigns, sweet!)

As far as me, I'll probably be the newbie in the group. This will be my first play by post of any kind, and it's been about two years or so since I last played the ACG (I own Runelords and it's Stuff. My group got to about halfway through Deck 3). While I play a lot of PFS, I only have one session of Card Game Guild under my belt, and that is really old, and with a different character (Pregen Merisiel, in fact). I'm going to dust off my box and play a few solo games with my witch before we start to get back in the swing of it.

Looking forward to it!


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That's cool. I re-read the OP, and realized I initially took it as more of a "I'm going to put my players on the spot" and that's the mindset I was in for my response. I was mainly trying to cut off another "Diplomancy should be a full on Debate Session" type of thread. ;)

But yes, by all means if the players want to describe actions more, come up with 'rituals', etc, I encourage it and reward with a die re-roll, or (before we dropped the whole XP setup) a little XP bonus.

(Just be careful what you wish for. I had a group with a very enthusiastic bard that would sing his songs. They were very long, and he wasn't nearly as good at singing or writing lyrics as he thought he was. It was painful for the rest of us....)


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Do you make the Fighter player demonstrate a proper lunge with a longsword, the wizard has to chant while sprinkling salt on your carpet, or make the rogue pick the lock on the front door, or perhaps demonstrate a tumble between the other players?

What is the deciding factor between which skills are dice rolls with a short description and which are to be acted out by the player?


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This sounds fun! I signed up for a slot, and emailed Cartman some questions. (I'm totally new to Play-By-Post)


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You also just missed thier Kickstarter for a whole book full of exactly what you're looking for, little one-two level stand alone adventures. It should be available to buy in a few months though.

Also, try a website called DonJon, I believe. Lots of tools to make random dungeon maps, monster lists, loot list, etc.

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Interesting. I just saw a Facebook post that an update went live on Nov 10.

So...if we were in the Kickstarter and had early access, do we still have accounts and such? I only logged in once or twice back then, and then it was taken down.

Guess I'll go download the client and find out!


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There's the Scroll Master. Ultimate Magic. PFS legal.


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Disregard my rambling, book was at the store today!

Kamicosmos wrote:

What's the actual street date of this book?

It looks like it's shipping from Paizo. The PDF is available today. But, online sources are saying Oct 10. My FLGS that I get my PF stuff from usually sets the books on the shelf the day they get it, even if it's before the street date, and when I inquired about it, they looked at me funny.

Anyway, my long winded point is, I have a business trip next week, and was hoping to see the book on the shelf so I could take it with me. So, now I'm wondering if I should plan a book hunt while on my trip (I'll have a rental car, whoooo!) or if I should just order direct and have it waiting when I get home in a week....

I suppose I could just snag the PDF for now, and can read it on the plane on my Surface...


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What's the actual street date of this book?

It looks like it's shipping from Paizo. The PDF is available today. But, online sources are saying Oct 10. My FLGS that I get my PF stuff from usually sets the books on the shelf the day they get it, even if it's before the street date, and when I inquired about it, they looked at me funny.

Anyway, my long winded point is, I have a business trip next week, and was hoping to see the book on the shelf so I could take it with me. So, now I'm wondering if I should plan a book hunt while on my trip (I'll have a rental car, whoooo!) or if I should just order direct and have it waiting when I get home in a week....

I suppose I could just snag the PDF for now, and can read it on the plane on my Surface...


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Backed! And looking forward to it!

I've backed a lot of kickstarters, and I'm always concerned about stretch goals. They seem to add bloat and delay the project. But, these guys seem squared away and have the backing of a large company, so fingers crossed that we'll be playing this in September!


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I love that cover art! You guys really need to offer Poster sized uh posters of some of your cover art! Would love to have this one hanging in my Game Room!

And yeah, need to get this one ordered! Love anything Drow related!


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I have come to about the same conclusion. My group will be starting the book this weekend, and they're not exactly the Blend In type. We're talking a hobgoblin, tiefling, catfolk, a freaking dhamphir, and a human. And none of them are exactly the Face, skill-wise. So, yeah being invited to a very High Society type event their first day, that would not go well for anyone involved!

My plan is similar to Two Headed Snake's: They'll get some free rumors and names from Loredana, do the halfling slave quest, and then I'll let them venture into town to meet some of the NPCs and get themselves into trouble.

However, my group has been surprising me with some of their plans and actions in the first book, so I am curious to see how it plays out. I'm hoping for some good Yojimbo/Fist Full of Dollars playing all sides kind of action, but I fear it's going to be more of a "Whaddya mean you think Thrune sent us?!" as weapons are drawn and Initiatives are rolled at every other encounter...could be fun watching them have to clean up their messes before people catch on to them though.


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This time they defeated the Angel Knight. (By the skin of their teeth, though!)

So, she had 650 gp on her, plus her armor, sword, shield.

That combined with Fex's advance, they should be alright for awhile. I think what I'll do is just tweak the drops to have items they could use and/or make sure the shops have particular items they are looking for, and if the gold is light, I'll just add a bit to each printed amount. These particular players are pretty good about not abusing an 'open market' so I'm not too worried about them going nuts and buying (un)Holy Avengers and The One Ring. I'm more worried that they'll run into something that say, has DR/Adamantine, and they can't afford one weapon, nevermind one for each PC that would need it.


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Yes, another AP Loot vs Wealth by Level question!

My group is about to start book two. So far, they're behind the WBL chart quite a bit. They're not terribly grumpy about it, but the two meleers are dreaming of nicer armor and weapons. (Especially after getting their butts handed to them by the Angel Knight!) I figure when Fex gives them the 1,000gp 'advance' I can bump that up if needed, compared to just hand-waving it and giving them "Money For Nothing".

Those of you further in, how does the loot flow rate go? Should I add more in now (Each PC only has acquired about 1500gp each), or does everything work out As Written in the modules? If you adjusted the loot, how much did you add and/or did you just add cash, or did you fine tune the 'drops' so the actual items were more useful to the party?


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I'm in for the book and pdf! Love me some demons and secret cults!

(By the way, this will only be my second 3rd Party stuff for PF)


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James Sutter wrote:
Mine all mine...don't touch wrote:

You guys going to do ship minis?

We don't have any announcements about minis at this time, but you can hardly read Erik Mona's minis blogs and expect him to not salivate at the thought of starship minis. And he's not alone. So stay tuned. :)

Holy crap, if this turns into: Pathfinder BattleFleet Golarian, I am so in!


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I'm loving DCC (Dungeon Crawl Classics). It's D20 based, but brings in a great old school feel. Things like your race is your class (ie an Elf wields a sword and magic, halflings are rogues, etc).

There are no skills, no feats, and it doesn't require a map and minis, preferring to use Theater of the Mind play. Magic is dangerous and unpredictable. The game is pretty lethal, but can be absolutely hilarious as well.


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That's why I love Society. I'm also the default GM for our group. So I use Society as my chance to be a player.


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I was working up some time lines as well using the rebellion points, and yeah, my group is also oddly Non-Violent and Diplomatic so far (Must be that Lawful in their alignments!). It does amuse me that this EVIL party is less Blood-thirsty than their average adventuring/murderhobo GOOD parties...

So, I'm thinking I'm just going to run a Main event, side event, Main event, side event etc, till they seem to get bored with that, or trigger something serious, or such. It was also a bit confusing because you're only supposed to run one event a day, which to me seems a bit un-necessarily party resource friendly anyway. So, I might do more like Main in the morning, side in the afternoon, and compress the events down to 10 days or so instead of the planned 21 or whatever it originally is. Let's get this Insurgent Crushing Ball rolling!


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Rysky wrote:
Damn, this has to be my favourite one, Nyctessa is definitely my favourite evil iconic.

Oh, she's definitely mine! She will make an appearance in my HV campaign.


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Just installed it. Will have to wait till at least lunch break to try it out. Although, with this login stuff, I am guessing you have to have internet connection? That will be a challenge with work and a wifi-only tablet. If so, I'll have to wait till I get home.

Have to admit, this is the first time in a very long time I am contemplating calling in sick to work to play a game instead!


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I didn't think to see if they sneaked in on there last night!

So, it's installed on my Nexus 7 tablet now, and am looking forward to trying it out on lunch break today!


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Only 3 days left! I've been in since the start. Really hoping they make it to $150K, cause I want the Hero Lab files!


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I would assume the Disguise skill holder could Assist the other PCs in their Disguise check. But not use the skill 'on' them.


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Yes, that's the one.


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And, it all appears to be working now, on both my Desktop and my Surface!!

And, I cannot wait to use it this weekend! I actually bought HL years ago with the intention of using it as DM, but my little netbook couldn't hardly run it, and it's poor resolution made it hard to use anyway. So, it will be nice to finally get to bring the Full Power of this armed and operational Fantasy Role Playing Digital Accessory to the table!

Otherwise, yes the HL Hell's Vengeance encounter library is awesome!


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Looks like it's license issue re: my aforementioned Surface tablet. Of course, it's now working on the desktop, but not on the tablet, which is what I need working for this weekend. But, I've emailed them via the early reactivation button, so hopefully I'll be up in running before then!

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