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What's the time limit on this scenario? Planning for a convention slot.

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By the way - check out the updates. There is a lot of stuff that changed in the skills department.

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Hi, I am up, had some family matters of my own to take care of. And the site was down a lot again, but I think it's more or less stable now.

I will send a round of private messages to get everybody's status and hopefully we will continue.

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Silvia Guye wrote:

Hey folks, A dear friend of mine died and I will be traveling to attend a funeral over the next few days. I'll check in when I can.

Also, I'm okay with a backup server plan

My condolences.

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Grey Thunder wrote:
If i may suggest. Would anyone be against the idea of possibly having a backup place to post in case the servers decide to take another nap? The official Discord could work.

This actually sounds like a very good idea. Can you share the link, please?

My Discord handle is m_nikolaev#4266

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I am online and ready.

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Mechanics. Dying is a pain in the rear and I kept miscounting actions. Also the alchemist player was very unhappy with the resonance system.

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Silvia Guye wrote:
@Maxim: I made Silvia as a regular alias, not a PFS one. Does she need to be PFS?

No, it's only if you need the playtest credit for PFS.

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Welcome back! How is everybody? I ran the scenario yesterday for my rea life group. It was fun, but I ran into more problems than I expected.

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And we are back online!

Talga refused the dagger offered by Tinder Tender. She was too much afraid to go back inside. But she was grateful enough to draw a map of the hideout for the group. As accurate as she could remember.

Here is the map as drawn by Talga.

Please find the layout of the lair following the link above. And while you are there, fill in the info on your characters if you want it reported for PFS.

Doomsday Dawn Maps
Doomsday Dawn Maps Pathfinder 2 Playtest GM Maksim Nikolev

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Important reminder that everybody starts trained in unarmored now.

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I am in a place with some really lousy internet, so I will rush the dialogue. An no map yet. Sorry it will get better tomorrow.

Next morning the heroes packed and bravely ventured into the depths of the Magnimar sewers led by Talga. She told them the terrible stories about Drakus. How he lead away any goblin who would displease him and then return him back to the tribe bloodless with holes in the neck.

As they got closer to the hideout, she grew more silent. Until she finally stopped before an entrance to and old ossuary.

Here. Kill Drakus. Before kill Drakus, no one speak. But after - help tribe. Talga asks. Please.

You start before the entrance in an exploration mode. Tell me, how you wish to enter.

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Fair enough. My apologies, Mr. Tender.

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Actually let's move to a separate discussion thread.

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Aaand we got hit by the first round of errata. Don't forget to check your characters and make changes if necessary.

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Thank you, friends. Thunder, I know you have certain reservations about the goblins, but Talga here can show you to the current hideout of the tribe. And Mr. Tinder sure knows who to swipe his sword right.

Keleri Deverin seemed reluctant to continue.
I also hope that their involvement might save us from a bigger bloodshed than necessary. And if the hobgoblin is indeed a vampire, a man of faith will help you prevail. However strange his appearance might be.

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TinderTender wrote:

We can use this thread or a discussion thread. Not picky, myself.

As for the RP preamble, personally I like it. :D

Since TinderTender was directly addressed, you want me to reply or wait for the others? Don't want to skip people unless it's ok.

You may answer. It will give others more options on how to respond, so it's a good move (:

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Do we need an actual discussion thread?

Also, if making beautiful .pdf files is hard for you - don't worry. They just make it easier for me to check.

And I hope you don't mind some roleplaying preamble. The scenario tells just to drop you in the dungeon, but I would prefer to get some in-character introduction first.

English is not my native language, so feel free to tell me when I make mistakes.

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Sorry, I am still angry, when I think of it. Where was I. Yes... I found the vault in dissaray and filled with dead goblins. This one was hiding in the corner. She told me that she and her friends were working for a vampire hobgoblin Drakus, who calls himself the Taker, but decided to rebel. Alas, they all got slaughtered. All, except for Talga.

Mr. Tender, would you be so kind as to tell us your former tribes name? Was it this very Mudchewer tribe, lead by a hobgoblin?

Keleri addressed the strange armored goblin.

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Keleri looked around and seemed to be more relaxed.

Glad to see you all here! So sorry about the short notice I gave you. Where are my manners! Does anybody want tea?

She called a servant and softly asked her to bring some tea and biscuits for everybody.

Several days ago I received an invitation from my cousin Kendra. He is a mayor of the nearby town of Sandpoint, very nice, quite place. He invited me to attend an upcoming Swallowtail Festival. I couldn't refuse, could I.

Well, with the festival’s focus on the consecration of Sandpoint’s new cathedral, I was hoping to bring a family heirloom, the Star of Desna, to receive a blessing. But there was an unexpected complication.

The woman let out a long sigh. Than clapped her hands. A female goblin accompanied by a manservant entered the room through a door in the far corner.

Meet Talga, of the Muschewer tribe. She and her tribesmen broke into our family vault and stole everything! Including the relic, the Star of Desna!

Ms. Deveri was nearly shouting the last line and got really angry and red faced. Talga looked as if she was trying to shrink and turn invisible.

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Silvia Guye wrote:


@GM: can I get a harmonica as a instrument? and what would the bulk on that be? I think I kinda like the idea of her singing the blues

I'd say it's light and would offer you to use the flute stats. Unfortunately there are none atm. Or you could take a giant harmonica (google it, it's bonkers) and have it take up 1 bulk.

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Jaling wrote:

Alright, I swear when I started out I was going to make a human, but then I saw the Backgrounds in the setting and inspiration struck. Don't hate me! ^^;

Sheet: TinderTender

Have a background mostly written up if you want it too!

I was waiting for this one! (: Yes, I am curious about the background.

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You are greeted by the Keleri Deverin herself, who seems to be rather preoccupied. Ginger hair in dissarray, smile not as wide as you are used to seeing.

Master Hallea, I am glad you could arrive on such short notice. We are waiting for more of my adventurous friends to arrive. You know me, I am not a warrior and the task I have at hands asks for something actually mightier than a quill.

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Smileybastard wrote:
Maxim Nikolaev wrote:
Smileybastard wrote:

Cool. I am new to Paizo but not PBP. Do we have any other threads yet? I see we have a tank, so far.

I am thinking a ranger for DPS and potentially set up for multiclassing if needed.

I just started a gameplay thread for the 1st chapter. Not much there yet, but you can start introducing your characters.

Did you read the background info on the adventures?

I recommend the editable pdf I posted my work in progress as.

I looked through. Seems legit, only nitpick - you should put your "message" in the cantrip section. Just to keep track of it.

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Smileybastard wrote:

Cool. I am new to Paizo but not PBP. Do we have any other threads yet? I see we have a tank, so far.

I am thinking a ranger for DPS and potentially set up for multiclassing if needed.

I just started a gameplay thread for the 1st chapter. Not much there yet, but you can start introducing your characters.

Did you read the background info on the adventures?

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Introduce you characters here. Reminder: If you have a goblin character, they got to have the Goblin Renegade background.

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Jaling wrote:

Alright, just about done with my character. Do you have a format you'd prefer to have these submitted in?

Also, do you want the ability boost allocation listed or just the final ability scores?

For PF1 I am most used to the Herolabs format in the Character description. For PF2P - no idea, to be honest. Got any good ideas?

This time, show me all the boosts, please. I want to follow all the mechanics I can, to better learn it.

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Damn it, we are bleeding players already. martinaj, be safe and get better soon. I can understand very well being without motivation. Actually the playtest got me motivated enough to start being active again.

Jason, if you are still reading - you are in.

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I am not sure I am proficient with the rules enough to adjust the encounters to provide the correct challenge to six players.

So it's a pass for now. If this one goes well, I will run another table. I could invite you then, if you are interested?

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Also, if you have your characters ready earlier, we can start earlier.

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Smileybastard wrote:
Am I too late?

You are fifth, fine with me. (:

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martinaj wrote:
I'd be interested as well. What sort of parameters are we looking at?

Playtest rules. Custom characters, lvl 1, 150 sp for item purchase, all common items available.

You have to use the backgrounds from the Doomsday Dawn adventures.

Lost Star, the first chapter, is a rather straight forward dungeon crawl. I will be using Google Slides for the maps.

Looks like we have four players, so if you can generate characters by the end of Friday, we will start on Saturday.

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Hi! I want to gather a group for an online run through the first adventure of Doomsday Dawn, Lost Star.

Looking to start as soon as 4 people sign up. Want to make it fast and rough.

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Also reminding everybody to get rid of the damned rat!
http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2vab7?Dire-Rat-in-Lost-Star-A10#11

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shroudb wrote:

In general alchemist is one of the weakest, if not THE weakest class atm.

He has a tiny pool to juggle magic items, infusions, bombs, mutagens, and once the pool is empty (which happens really fast) he's left being a commoner with 0 things to do (inside and outside of combat).

Well, he can overspend the resonance to do more stuff, but that's not a given.

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Barbarian and Fighter both have the Sudden Charge class feat, but different tags.

Fighter Sudden Charge has the following: Attack, Fighter, Move, Open

Barbarian Sudden Charge: Barbarian

Is this intentional or a typo, I think the latter.

Also Acute Vision and Raging Intimidation should have the Rage tags too, I assume. Since they require you to be raging! Didn't check others.

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Maxim Nikolaev wrote:

Wizard: Scrollmaster

Barbarian: Titan Mauler
Alchemist: Metamorph
Monk: Master of Many Forms
Monk: Drunken Master

With the exception of Master of Many Forms none of these archetypes are too powerful, popular or even well designed. But I love the image of each one of them. Not to mention that both monk archetypes emulate my favorite Jackie Chan movies.

Master of Many Styles of course.

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Wizard: Scrollmaster
Barbarian: Titan Mauler
Alchemist: Metamorph
Monk: Master of Many Forms
Monk: Drunken Master

With the exception of Master of Many Forms none of these archetypes are too powerful, popular or even well designed. But I love the image of each one of them. Not to mention that both monk archetypes emulate my favorite Jackie Chan movies.

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Sorry for the uprising. I am the party to blame for the mentioned clerical error.

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No, VC's don't get this Special. It is distributed only.

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Hi, question to Tonya. When can we expect the next wave of VA appovals? I submitted four people since last year and there have been no news so far.
It's hard to recruit new volunteers for the officer duties when we can't even tell them when or if they are getting the status.

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World Tree? I can root for this!

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I would love to see another go at Anachronystic adventures with Starfinder material - I absolutely adored that book.

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James Sutter wrote:

Starfinder will be using the imperial system, so that we don't attract undue attention from the NSA and other government agencies monitoring for anti-American behavior.*

** spoiler omitted **

Well... Sucks to be the rest of the world in this case I guess.

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May I ask for the sake of those of us that are not in the US - please talk about the consest first, and then to the GenCon news. Otherwise it's easy to miss it.

Also, yay! Another great contest!

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Vic Wertz wrote:
Alayern wrote:
When possible, maybe post an image somewhere with the hardcover and the pocket editions on either side of a banana for scale?
Cavendish, plantain, Saba, Burro, Chuoi su, or Manzano?

Cavendsih, please. And it is nice to meet a banana connoisseur.

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Holy SMOKES! That avatar pic is terrifying!

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Luis Loza wrote:
Alexander Augunas wrote:
Maxim Nikolaev wrote:
Weapon ability Beaming - what is the CL of the searing light it unleashes? And how does it interract with the occultist ability legacy weapon? As written it allows a transmutater occultist to turn the whole party into a troupe of searing light faith-blasters.
If a magic item requires a CL for anything, it uses the CL of the item / ability.

In regards to the occultist ability, I agree with your interpretation that it would be able to grant or improve the Beaming ability. At most, it would allow a weapon that already has the ability to reach the cap of 5 searing light beams per day. Otherwise, on a fresh weapon, it could get up to 3 per day at level 18. I don't think that's too crazy of a bonus, considering the level it requires to get the most out of it. In regards to creating a "new" beaming weapon, I would say to err on the side of limitation. That is, anytime someone has used the legacy weapon ability to grant beaming to a specific weapon, granting it later would count as the same weapon and already have met its daily limit. I'll point you to the brawler's Martial Flexibility for a similar rule.

Martial Flexibility wrote:
If a combat feat has a daily use limitation (such as with Stunning Fist), any uses of that combat feat while using this ability count toward that feat’s daily limit.

Even though the occultist can "create" any number of beaming weapons, he always creates the "same" weapon each day. At best, this could be used to create a "free" beaming weapon once per day for a specific ranged weapon.

Now, if there was a giant stock of bows lying around, the occultist could create any number of beaming weapons and that's fine. I see no reason why an occultist couldn't spend all of his resources to create a few extra castings of searing light every day.

Thank you, Luis, and thank you, Alex. Good to know my 1st lvl occulstist can now zap an undead for 10d6 damage anytime he needs to. (=

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Weapon ability Beaming - what is the CL of the searing light it unleashes? And how does it interract with the occultist ability legacy weapon? As written it allows a transmutater occultist to turn the whole party into a troupe of searing light faith-blasters.

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