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Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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Also, do note that no one outside of your area knows what you actually do. Did you split into two tables or play a 7 person table? I don't know, nor do I really care.

Do what works for your home group and make sure that the paperwork checks out.

If you truly believe that playing a 7 person table will be the best for your group so that all have fun, then do it. The point of this whole thing is to have fun, not get caught up in rule minutia.

If you'd like creative ideas to solving such problems feel free to private message me. I'm sure that together we'll be able to deal with unique situations.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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Agreed

Scarab Sages

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I would prefer to listen in before joining. I have found that some people enjoy the game differently than I. As such, it would be better to find out before committing.

Scarab Sages

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1) yes
2) can do

Based on your current composition and my enthusiasm for them, I would add a mechanic to your crew. I've got a few species ideas, but generally prefer to make final decisions so that a character introduction can be seamless. Ironing out how/when/where my character would meet the party would likely would be needed before character finalization.

5) I do not live in the area. I understand if this is a deal breaker.

My Discord is Roc#1401

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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Gary Bush wrote:
Saashaa wrote:

Should GM's who's tables don't go off get rewarded for their prep efforts?

No.

Did your table not go off?
Go play another game.

Did you prep for 5 hours and spend $50?
Run the game another time. Feel like your money is gone to waste? Offer your prepped materials to a table of the scenario that is going off (I used to do this myself when I gm'ed at gencon and paizocon).

Is this a con and your table didn't go off?
Go rest before your next table. Your reward is that you have time to rest (a significantly better reward over points).

One does not deserve rewards for volunteering. If that were so, it wouldn't be volunteering. (pssst...rooted in its definition is not getting paid [or compensated]) The perks you receive for volunteering do not make it a transaction, they are just perks. Demanding more makes you sound entitled. It is not a good look.

But, hey. That is just my opinion.

You are especially cold hearted.

*nods*

I have been told that. I suppose it is meaningless that I am one who GMs at cons and am okay with this?

For those who would write off my comments as "Well he has disposable income." I would tell you that I spent almost all of the money I had a couple years, just to travel to GenCon and PaizoCon and GM. I spent money to get printed maps or even spent money to make some 3D terrain. The money I spent was not nothing to me. I even ate pb&j for my meals, without the bread.

I am not telling you this to make you feel sorry for me or something. I'm telling you this so that you understand it when I say that I think that anyone who asks for more rewards than what you are given (or not) sounds like they think they are entitled. You have volunteered just the same as me. Volunteering, as per its definition, is offering services for free. Therefore we deserve nothing for it. That we get rewards is a perk and a 'thank you' from Paizo. It is not a payment for your time. That is a whole ordeal that does not need to be rehashed because somebody get an entitled wild hair.

GMing does not make you or I special. It is just a way to volunteer to help make this whole thing happen. Volunteering does not make you special. I am grateful to all of those who do volunteer (some in the past have tried to imply otherwise). But gratefulness doesn't mean special.

Some will and have responded to my comments with "But how will you have enough GMs?" Eh.. As a player, I'd much rather have a good GM than a warm body at the head of the table. Good GMs in all of my experiences are those who GM for enjoyment or for altruistic reasons. Those who GM for other reasons have been lesser. That may be harsh, but it has been my experience. Having X stars/novas/glyphs doesn't make a good GM. Being a good GM makes a good GM.

Now that I've ranted again, you may disregard or disagree. Eh... I believe it is my duty to correct or call out problems as I see them, as a human being. Malice is not my intention, despite what some may think or feel. Take what you will from my words, I've done what I can.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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Well, I mean if it's in the guide in the section of Con GMing, then I guess thems the rules.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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*shrug*

Different systems are different and things happen. They could easily be offered a physical boon from PF1 or SFS. If they don't want one...they had the choice.

I can fairly say that because I'd accept it if it were me. If it is good enough for me, it is good enough for others. Darn my lack of greediness, it really makes me a terrible person! It'll likely cause better GMs to stay anyway. Squeaky wheels aren't enjoyable to be around anywho.

Yeah, physical rest is in fact the only rest a body/person needs...goodness forbid you have a surprise 4-5 hours free to enjoy a con. If you choose to do nothing with the surprise time...kinda your choice.

But again, that's how I see it.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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Should GM's who's tables don't go off get rewarded for their prep efforts?
No.

Did your table not go off?
Go play another game.

Did you prep for 5 hours and spend $50?
Run the game another time. Feel like your money is gone to waste? Offer your prepped materials to a table of the scenario that is going off (I used to do this myself when I gm'ed at gencon and paizocon).

Is this a con and your table didn't go off?
Go rest before your next table. Your reward is that you have time to rest (a significantly better reward over points).

One does not deserve rewards for volunteering. If that were so, it wouldn't be volunteering. (pssst...rooted in its definition is not getting paid [or compensated]) The perks you receive for volunteering do not make it a transaction, they are just perks. Demanding more makes you sound entitled. It is not a good look.

But, hey. That is just my opinion.

Scarab Sages

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Name: Suli
Race: Suli
Class: Vanguard
Gender and Pronouns: He/Him
General Backstory: Suli was born...somwhere, to someone. He was found by his parents in the Diaspora and raised in the Sarcesian culture. He believed himself to be the runt of his group. His family, though caring, did not think much of his intellectual prowess. So he was trained to be a bodyguard. He seemed to have a natural toughness and often took hit after hit, shot after shot in stride.

He is travelling back home after taking a client to a destination in Near Space.

Personality: Suli is adorably dim and loves life and protecting people, because he is good at it.

Flaw(s): Suli is a concrete/literal thinker.

Quirk(s): He often talks in the third person.

Scarab Sages

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Name: Suli
Race: Suli
Class: Vanguard
Gender and Pronouns: He/Him
General Backstory: Suli was born...somwhere, to someone. He was found by his parents in the Diaspora and raised in the Sarcesian culture. He believed himself to be the runt of his group. His family, though caring, did not think much of his intellectual prowess. So he was trained to be a bodyguard. He seemed to have a natural toughness and often took hit after hit, shot after shot in stride.

He is travelling back home after taking a client to a destination in Near Space.

Personality: Suli is adorably dim and loves life and protecting people, because he is good at it.

Flaw(s): Suli is a concrete/literal thinker.

Quirk(s): He often talks in the third person.

Scarab Sages

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While it is a reasonable assumption, this is a unique setting and I can see a possibility for fluctuation in either direction.

Scarab Sages

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I'm ready. All I need now is to alias up, which is fairly simple.

EDIT: Oh wait, starting credits/gear?

Scarab Sages

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I am unsure if I will follow through, but I'll humor my interest.

4d6 ⇒ (3, 1, 5, 5) = 14 = 13
4d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 5, 6) = 21 = 17
4d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 3, 6) = 14 = 13
4d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 5, 5) = 15 = 14
4d6 ⇒ (5, 2, 3, 5) = 15 = 13
4d6 ⇒ (1, 4, 2, 4) = 11 = 10

Scarab Sages

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I think that IX could fit in either story.

I'm interested as well, so I'm ready to start whenever.

I do have a question: Could my Positive Conduit feat work with whatever healing we happen to end up with on our team?

Scarab Sages

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IX:
IX
Mutant (animal-spliced Human) [animal creature graft -int penalty]
Street Rat Vanguard (Exergy) 3
Init +3
Low-light, Perc +0

Defense
SP: 30, HP: 25, RP: 4
EAC 13, KAC 13
Fort +8 , Ref +8 , Will + 1

Offense
Base Spd: 30ft
Melee +6 Entropic Strike (1d4+6 B and/or A)

Str 13, Dex 16, Con 16, Int 10, Wis 10, Cha 8

Feats
Weap Focus Adv, Skill Synergy (Disguise, Bluff), Antagonize, Positive Conduit

Skils tot = ranks + class + ability + misc
Acrobatics +9 = 3 + 3 + 3 + 0
Athletics +7 = 3 + 3 + 1 + 0
Bluff +5 = 3 + 3 + -1 + 0
Disguise +5 = 3 + 3 + -1 + 0
Intimidate +7 = 3 + 3 + -1 + 2
Stealth +10 = 3 + 3 + 3 + 1

IX, whose name has been lost to the years of excitement, grew up in the streets. With the swift consolidation of the corporate monopolies, his family was left in the dust. Literally. 'Options' is a word that could not describe IX's life. His family sold him into the splicing projects to get a steady meal ticket. Yeah...they weren't great people. After managing to survive, but only just, he was thrown back into the streets as a disturbing mutant. You know that your lot in life is bad when even street urchins shun you. ...Life wasn't great.

With nothing left to lose, IX tried to sneak into a facility called RAIN...What a silly name in these times. What're they gonna do? he thought to himself, get me really damp?

Well....turns out wetness wasn't exactly their business. He did the opposite of make friends, very quickly. But his life was spared (unfortunately). A higher up RAIN man seemed to think, waste not, and sent IX to infiltrate some refugee camp because, and I quote, "If he(...?) doesn't fit the refugee bill, then all is lost."

Gee....thanks...

Scarab Sages

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Will have him statted up soon

Scarab Sages

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Human Vanguard with a focus in cult infiltration. Interested.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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Personally, I avoid GMing for the most part. As it so happens however, I have GMed quite a bit. That is because it is a thing that must be done.

I would identify myself as a "player". I GM because it is the social contract of playing with other "players". It is nice that I get things as rewards for GMing. But I would not dream to push for more rewards. There is a reason it is called 'volunteering'. But hey, I'm an altruist so there is my bias.

As for Gming being hard work. Yep, you are right. That is the job. *shrug*

You claim we have "normalized" some sacrifice. I would counter that you are attempting to "normalize" a greedy outlook on what should be an accepted necessary task. Do you want to get a parade in your honor every time you hold the door for someone? Should you get showered with gifts for brightening someone's day? No. You do it because it is the right thing to do for our society to run smoothly.

Also, if GMs receive even more rewards than they do now, stars (novas,glyphs) will mean significantly less than they do now. At the moment they are a moderate badge of honor, showing that you respect and appreciate Paizo and the organized play community. To add more 'incentives' will turn it into "well he got a lot of cool stuff for GMing all of those games". For me at least, 5 stars will not warrant any respect or acknowledgment.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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www.yzzerdd.com wrote:
...I understand that "balance" demands sacrifice...

You yourself pretty much summed up why it is the way that it is. This is organized play, those are the sacrifices.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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roysier wrote:
Nefreet wrote:

Now you have me confused.

Plaguestone is done. Leadership stated they're leaving it as is.

I'm talking about future Modules/APs.

Really, OK, time for me to move on and not look back.

*waves pleasantly to roysier*

Scarab Sages

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I'd be interested in 2-10.

Scarab Sages

I've never played Freen with any streamers before, so it is an interesting character development.

Scarab Sages

No boons for me

Scarab Sages

PLAYER: Saashaa
CHARACTER: Spy
CLASS/LVL: Operative (Spy) 7
SFS ID#: 78886-708

Day Job Profession (soldier): 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (11) + 11 = 22

Scarab Sages

Apologies. I had forgotten about submitting for this. I will endeavor to be ready and in by later tonight.

Scarab Sages

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I would be very interested if this involved some kind of building/expanding of a colony. If so I'd be interested in playing a heavy crafting based execortex mechanic build. This character concept would lean a lot into the rp aspect potential and less into the combat focused part of the game. At points, it would have a strong NPC vibe.

Scarab Sages

You have to post in the gameplay with that alias

Scarab Sages

...huh...

Well that makes this group pairing...difficult unless I'm some crazy rogue of my nation.

Scarab Sages

Maybe I am misunderstanding how other people regard the undead. How do they and their religions?

Scarab Sages

It is not my intent to be difficult. What reason would a chivalric orc have to adventure with undead? They seem fairly anathematic to the religions that Orkania has accepted.

Scarab Sages 4/5 5/55/5

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RAW it totally stacks, for the reasons that have been presented.

RAI I doubt they are intended to stack. They behave in all ways like resistance and I don't know if I've seen anything (from the time that those came out) that has resist 10 negative energy.

My ruling if I were a GM, I'm torn but leaning toward no. I'm more of a RAI kind of person. Resist 10 negative energy is still solidly good.

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Name: Grummun Bedik
Race:Orc
Class:Brawler
Background: A young Orc that recently reached adulthood. The son of a minor noble who joined the national military to increase his family's stature.

Scarab Sages

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Have at it. I'll begin pondering an orc build.

Scarab Sages

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Critzible, if you'd prefer to play a wolven instead, I can rock an orc. I offer not out of my own preference, but seeing as you were looking at a wolven shaman before the orc.

Scarab Sages

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I'm thinking of rocking a Hunter (Feral Hunter maybe) Wolven.

Scarab Sages

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I think I'll stick with my original unless it seems necessary to change for party balance.

Scarab Sages

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OR, and hear me out, a Telia Qi Adept...

OR a Telia Vanguard

Scarab Sages

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Well if coinshot is going to submit an undead, I'll look into something else. No worries, I didn't have a character in mind, just a basic build.

Scarab Sages

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1) SRO, (Drone) Mechanic, Roboticist
Not a social butterfly, quiet repair robot

2) Cedona has hired Mechanic Drone 178546286 to go to Nakondis. It encountered Cedona through coincidence while she was on the job. She acknowledges its sentence more than it does and believes that Nakondis could use it's technological skill and it could potentially embrace its individuality through work on a colony.

3)Engineer, or Science Officer

Scarab Sages

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I'm in! SRO drone mechanic okay?

Scarab Sages

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Undead Bones Oracle?

Scarab Sages

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I'll throw my hat in the ring here if you'll have me.

Important Question: What kind of power level are you looking at? I can munchkin a flavorful character if you want to stress test the system. I can also build a reasonably powered character as well. Or even low powered...up to you.

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:( I came in just too late.

I wish the GM good luck. And to the players, may you character die an awesome death.

Scarab Sages

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I know of a great healer build if anyone wants to try it out.

Scarab Sages

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Low, medium, or high power level?

Scarab Sages

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Insulting and malice are not conducive to learning. Just send me a message with whatever you need built, or how I can assist you in the "stress test" of your combat.

Scarab Sages

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I'd be happy to help as well. In addition, I have a very decent amount of system mastery, so I can assist with power level testing.

A little warning though, I offer constructive feedback. As such it will not be sugar coated (not mean, mind you, just direct) . I will bluntly tell you successes and failures. And, should you desire, possible remedies to the pitfalls. If you desire a more fragile approach, I am probably not the right person.

I look forward to hearing from you (OP).

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Backstory:
Slate's birth is a subject of inconclusive debate. He doesn't remember and no one else seems to know. He was taken in my a nice farmer couple, Hilda and Sven. They raised him to be an honest and good man. It worked.

You see, Slate looks like a demon all over, save for his earth colored skin. This caused a lot of problems for the Helgen family, but they ignored their neighbors and happily lived their simple lives on their farm.

Slate, once he became an adult, got a wanderlust. Without any arguments Helga and Sven gave him the things he would need and let him go, quietly hoping that he'd come back someday.

Slate wandered for a while. After receiving not a very warm welcome at the first town he came to, he decided to stay away from them. He was tough of body and mind and the earth itself seem, not only to call to him, but answer his calls to it.

Finally he found the Bountiful Venture Company. The company selected him for the second wave of colonists because of his great resolve and unswerving dedication to what he set his mind upon.

minor crunch:
Level 4 Tiefling Kineticist (Earth)

I know nothing about this AP aside from there being a decent amount of water.

I'm a part of 5 active bp games and a few more that are pretty much inactive.

Scarab Sages

Hey there, I was wondering if I could pop in and fill one of the unfilled spots?

Scarab Sages

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I will put together an elven druid.

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