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I now have a Download button for my playtest boon.

It downloads a seemingly corrupted file that pdf readers will still read that is missing almost all the text except character number and boon title.

So that's progress I think

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OP Guide: Pregenerated Characters wrote:

Choose a Character to Receive Credit

Before the game, you must choose which of your characters to assign the credit for playing this adventure to. (If you haven’t created
your own character yet, you’ll assign it to the first character that you create.) Credit from a 1st-level pregenerated character can be
assigned only to a 1st-level character. Credit for playing a higher-level pregenerated character must be assigned to a Pathfinder
Society character of a lower level than the pregenerated character.

A later section implies that you can only apply to a level 1 but I don't think that's the case.

OP Guide wrote:
Downtime: Pregenerated characters can use Downtime

I think the level of earn income tasks for pregens has changed at least once since we started and I don't remember the current answer.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Access is a specific OP term and not my argument.

I'm saying you need the actual animal. So even in non OP you'd still need a roc.

As what one might call a second order problem to that issue though is

OP does have rules for how you get things (access) , and currently features no way to acquire one that I know of.

Encountering/subduing one in a scenario would not change that.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Let's try this again:

Nefreet wrote:
1) are GMs allowing only the Animals from the CRB? Or any source? What CR are you allowing?

Any animal the character has.

Nefreet wrote:
the animal doesn't gain the Minion Trait. Are GMs ruling that it's always Frightened at the start of combat?

That's a rules question not a PFS question.

Nefreet wrote:
it's a Downtime activity to use the feat. Should GMs sign off on what animal was acquired?

This feat does not acquire animals.

Nefreet wrote:
the animal is helpful to the one who bonded with it. What attitude are GMs giving it towards the rest of the party?

Not PFS specific, may I point you to the rules forum again.

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OP Guide wrote:

A character can use Downtime in a variety of ways, including the Crafting, Earn Income, and retraining options in the Pathfinder Core

Rulebook.

The guide does not limit your downtime actions, just gives you a baseline list. Other feats/powers etc can give you additional options such as reviving an animal companion or making a bond.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Where did the druid find a roc to make friends with?

Looks like you need the actual animal to make friends with not just pick any animal you want from a bestiary.

Being helpful makes commanding your horse increase by 1 success level meaning it'll do what you want even on a failure.


eggellis wrote:
GM Hmm wrote:
After PaizoCon, I would like to run a few PF2 quests or something longer like Flooded King's Court. Does anyone have any quest requests?
I have an odd request maybe. For Playdiscon I got into a run of the Sandstone Secret thinking we would do all four parts but we only did part one. You think it's possible to do the last three?

Sandstone Secret is only one part...


Be like the alchemical items and give an item bonus to attack at the higher levels.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

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There seem to be several reasonable and plausible answers to how this works, I keep trying to logic my way to one of them but none of them quite work for various reasons.

Definitely needs OP team sorting out at some point.

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Opening Moves (Pathfinder's Journal). Burnt Offerings, p. 85 (AP #1) is the first reference to Bhopan that I know of in Paizo's writings.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Magical shorthand does a similar thing for wizards/arcana/learning spells.

One of the factions let's you buy a boon for a cursed item where you "earn" with religion or somesuch to make the item usable .

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Nefreet wrote:
Robert Hetherington wrote:

I've got faith in our local community that we can handle it.

And if not I'll shanghai Nefreet and make him GM all the slots. I've got that power right? right?

I mean, I'm not doing anything else in the foreseeable future, and you know I'm no stranger to driving a couple hours for a game, so...

We're online at the moment so you don't even need to drive anywhere. If you're interested in GMing PFS2 1-10 this Sunday at 4 let me know and I'll walk you through our standard procedures, we're generally extremely chill.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

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Especially since there's no current need to maximize players at a table for efficient physical space usage at my frequently sold out venue...

For the venue I run I've moved warhorn's table limit to 5 for June and the rest of May. Going forward this will allow us some flexibility in an emergency. Also I suspect on average the 5 player table experience is superior to the 6 player table experience, especially with the way PFS2 handles scaling.

In some cases this likely means we'll need another GM but I've got faith in our local community that we can handle it.

And if not I'll shanghai Nefreet and make him GM all the slots. I've got that power right? right?

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If needing extra space for flexibility is important cap your signups at 5 and allow 6 in an emergency.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Helps me keep track of the math.

It is currently, there's no guarantee that fame and XP will remain aligned.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Here's a picture of one of my chronicle sheets with fame expenditures.

At least there's actually a fame box unlike the initial sheets for PF2s releasee.


Ya, since there's currently a pbp convention going on as a player you'll get 5 ACP instead of the normal 4. Collect enough (80) and you can trade them in to play a Leshy or Iruxi. (Once that system works)

Always happy to help answer questions.

I find I do best making my own sheets but in case you're looking for inspiration: Here is my tracking spreadsheet. I've got characters and then upcoming games on left with adventures and where credit has gone and is going to the right.

and Here is my character build skeletons.

(I do accounting so spreadsheets are like a way of life for me)

If you're looking to try a virtual tabletop (voice chat, playing through a scenario together for ~4-5hours in a single go etc) check out The PFS online discord. They've got games going on all the time.


Big thanks to Dennis for helping me out with my inability to spell half the party's names correctly and for various other minor bumps along the way.

This shelter in place has really started getting to me, my typing error rate has sky rocketed and I feel like I have to spend half as much time again going over my posts and fixing things.


Blur is flat 5 so 20% miss chance not 25.

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Took us about 8.5 years to get here...

Oct 2011

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

It's the paizo reporting..

I think it's supposed to be asking for fame earned, but who knows.

There should be an additional check box for the Envoy's alliance reward.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

The additional reputation granted by faction bonuses does not give fame.

Also you spend fame.

Rewards for 1-03:
Primary Objectives
If the PCs recover at least five of the relics from
Goldenflame and the college, they each earn 2 Fame
and 2 Reputation for any faction associated with their
currently slotted faction boon. For the purpose of
fulfilling the primary objectives, the statue of Jingh from
area B9 counts as two relics.

Secondary Objectives
If the PCs correctly identify two of the Pathfinders and
return with their remains, they each gain the Team
Player boon on their Chronicle sheet, earn 2 Fame and 2
Reputation for any faction associated with their currently
slotted faction boon.

Faction Notes

Envoys’ Alliance: If the PCs fulfill the secondary objective
and return with Larraz alive, the Envoys’ Alliance is
pleased with the PCs’ efforts. Each PC earns 2 additional
Reputation with the Envoys’ Alliance faction, in addition
to any other Reputation earned as a result of completing
this scenario.

So if you complete primary and secondary you'll get 4 fame, 4 rep with whatever your faction is and 2 rep with Envoy's alliance.


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Fortune effects don't work on downtime activities.
Asssurance is a fortune effect.


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Anytime a dangerous monster attacks a summoned creature you get to pump the fist and do a victory lap.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Nothing to do but wait for Paizo to fix the system.

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I think he's waiting for the announcement where they actually become spendable.

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Do whatever you want.
You're not even required to run it via the Pathfinder RPG.


Sebastian Hirsch wrote:

Parallel time slots can be very tricky, at least with warhorn, since nothing is stopping players for unintentionally signing up for two overlapping time slots (which can be a huge headache for the organizer).

I think Warhorn fixed this in the last year or so and now properly locks out overlapping time slots, need to check to be sure though.


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TwilightKnight wrote:
Warhorn does have a setting so you can view the schedule in your own time zone. I recommend this if you are struggling with remembering to apply the conversion. Also, notice that any announcements we make will be from the perspective of Pacific time (pst).

Just to help avoid any accidental confusion out there, it's actually PDT.

(Although since it's pst nowhere at the moment it's an unlikely confusion but I'm sure somebody somewhere might end up an hour off)

-7h from GMT/UTC


@Zaza: it's got cover but is visible

Isfan connects once, doing a bit of damage with his first swing while none of the subsequent ones connect.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

They definitely get played after the roll.

Rules p8 wrote:
You may not use a power that doesn’t apply to your current situation. For example, you may not play a card to reduce damage when damage isn’t being suffered, and you may not play a card to evade a monster when you are not encountering a monster.

Until you've rolled, you cannot play a reroll effect as there's nothing to reroll.

This is additionally supported by several examples later in the book.

Core Book p24 wrote:
With both blessings in play, Sajan’s combat check is 3d8 + 1d6 + 2. Sam rolls horribly and gets a total of 11, including a 1 on one of the d8s. This is not enough to defeat the Ghoul, so Sajan is in danger of suffering some damage. Remembering the hour power, Sam discards a card to reroll the d8 that rolled a 1.
Core Book p25 wrote:

Alice reveals the Longspear from her hand, allowing her to use Amiri’s Melee skill + 1d8. Amiri has Melee: Strength +2, and her Strength is d12. Alice looks at Amiri’s first character power, but decides that she doesn’t need to go that far just yet. The Longspear power she’s using says “you may additionally discard to reroll the dice,” which should be good enough if she rolls low. Alice says “I got this” to offers of help from Lee and Sam, then rolls a 17, banishing the Boggart. She ends her turn. Since she revealed the Longspear, and didn’t need to discard it for its reroll ability, she is already at her hand size, so doesn’t need to discard or draw.[/quote

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Those don't require purchasing...

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marv wrote:
Which of the gods in Lost Owens Gods & Magic are PFS legal? I’m a huge Know Direction Fan and so will be submitting just because of their support. :)

Achaekek is limited.

Crchdevils, demon lords, outer gods and grea old ones, Walena and All queens of the night are restricted.

Limited/Restricted:
Limited: A limited option is rarer in Society play, but not unheard of. A limited option can be selected only if specifically allowed by a boon—whether from the Achievement Points system, a Chronicle Sheet, or another other option from a Pathfinder Society source—even if the option is common or if the character meets the normal prerequisites or access requirements printed in the option’s source.

Restricted: A restricted option is one that is not generally appropriate for all tables or conducive to the Pathfinder Society's shared campaign setting, such as a one-of-a-kind weapon, a horrific spell used by only the most evil magic-users, or player options that require high degrees of GM adjudication. Such options will generally be made available for Society Play in only a very few special cases, such as via boons given out as part of charity events, if at all.


I don't want to play as a pregen, I'd rather wait for an opportunity where it makes sense to play as one of my characters.


Unfortunately after yesterday's post I put Sun-Fire Boom Boom elsewhere and don't have any other available/appropriate characters.


No problem at all.

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Also: I do think it's non-compelling. The +25%/50% AcP bonus doesn't hold a lot of value for me. I'm sure my experience is fairly far outside the average curve though. (Over 250 AcP earned so far).

The +50% is definitely not enough incentive to convince me to say GM at GenCon.

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Is AcP really the only reward that's being provided at your conventions for GMing though?

No comped/discounted admission? No priority signups for other slots? No heartfelt thanks? No increased social prestige?

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Ferious Thune wrote:
Which part are you describing as "minor," because not being able to get GMs to volunteer is a pretty major problem as far as I'm concerned.

Minor: Missing out on a few AcP because a slot doesn't happen.

Is the lack of ACP for GMs who's slots don't fire a barrier to GM recruitment for you? I don't see it, but understand that PFS runs very differently in different places so suspect there's something I'm missing.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

I agree it sucks to not get your rewards this seems like a lot of work to fix a fairly minor problem..


1-06 Lost on the Spirit Road. recruitment.

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Klingons are already space orcs...

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

I uhh shelter corrected.

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Logue's tenure was rather short...

The campaign launched at GenCon, Aug 14 2008.

Logue left Paizo in September 2008

The OP guide page on the Pathfinder Wiki is a pretty good source for some of that early history.

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Slight correction...

#1 Nicolas Logue
#2 Joshua Frost
#3 Mark Moreland
#4 Michael Brock

We used to joke that Michael Brock broke the Defense Against the Dark Arts curse on the position given the short tenure of prior Campaign Coordinators.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Thanks.

Hopefully it turns out I'm totally wrong and we all just have indefinite access to free unannounced rebuilds.

Edit: Actually, that represents a major shift in PFS policy, so I take back my hopefully.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

What does that have to do with your Lizardfolk?

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Right, I think the one listed on the boon page is the one mentioned in this blog post. I had forgotten about that one since the timing for it was so out of sync.

A free rebuild using the Boon system.

Note that

Blog wrote:
The window for applying this boon will close on September 19th. Rebuilding will continue to appear on the Achievement Points chart after that date, but it will no longer be a free option.

Nefreet: I will note that you posted in the thread there so I can only imagine you read the blog.

The easiest way to fix your problem seems to be either revert the character to the way it was before or spend your points before you have online access to them by writing it down and fixing the online expenditure later.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

The purchase boons page incorrectly lists Rebuild as costing 0 points.

The chart

shows it to be 20/50+15 depending on character level.

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Nefreet wrote:

I successfully used the one Boon that's available ^_^

Win-win so far!

Do note that it's priced incorrectly.

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Alright... Since 6 weeks ago when this was posted. The update that set pf2 boon points equal to scenarios gmed/played, ignored quests. Disabled spending playtest points, messed up pf1/sfs table count and star/nova displays.

I believe we've had an update from Tonya saying the solution failed Q/A.

...
We could discuss when we think Paizo is going to have this working. If you have any other ideas I'm all ears.

Personally 2020 is starting to seem iffy to me.

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