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Game 3: Depths of Despair with GM's Brian Bauman and Erik Keith

We played a crew of an experimental submarine out on a shakedown cruise, when things went horribly horribly wrong. Used the Basic RPG System.

The GM's really went all out with the preparation for this scenario, with great props, lighting, and sound, as well as a solid feel for the plotline.

Between this and Grimmerspace, Friday was my favourite day of the con.

Death: My Communications Officer was slow to abandon ship, and was the 5th to arrive as the 4-man decompression chamber separated. He further failed to pilot the doomed sub in an attempt at a heroic sacrifice.

Grand Lodge

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Game 2: Grimmerspace Abattoir 8 with GM Lou Agresta

A scenario set in the new Grimmerspace setting for Starfinder. Our plucky band of entertainers set out for a gig in a food production facility, when things went horribly horribly wrong.

I was lucky to game with a really fun group, and we came up with creative solutions and roleplay as we made our way around the facility.

It is always important to look at the equipment provided for your pre-generated characters :)

Death: My envoy technically survived this session, because he was at 4 hp when our time was up, but we were nowhere near completing the scenario. I still got an "I died in Grimmerspace" ribbon.


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I'm in the Friday session.
I'd prefer the geologist, comm, or engineer, but I'm flexible.

Looking forward to the game!

Grand Lodge

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I will be arriving Thursday afternoon and leaving Tuesday morning.

My first PaizoCon in 10 years.


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Andretta tries again to put the eastern akata to sleep, but its will remains as strong as it was the last time.
Will: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (11) + 6 = 17

The lead akata has a desperate craving for elf now, and continues its assault.
Yum!: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 111d6 + 3 ⇒ (5) + 3 = 8
Unsatisfied!

Slick
Akata 2
Haer Kul
Thorthal


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"Chirk."

Scuttles hangs his head in dismay.


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Oops. Sorry, Andy. I missed that.

The Terror attack has no special effect on a critical, as written, but I'm going to say it allows an extra person to make an AoO. In this case it would logically be Slick.


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"AGGGHHH!!!!"

Morgrom steps between the two akatas and swings at the one which is not being flanked.

CHOP!: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (7) + 6 = 132d6 + 4 ⇒ (1, 1) + 4 = 6
This may have been a tactical error.

Petronicus
Andretta
Round 3
Akata 1
Slick
Akata 2
Haer Kul
Thorthal

Grand Lodge

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The Archives of Nethys wrote:
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Just curious Blake, but does that mean stuff like Horror Adventures and Planar adventures will be in there too soon? Cause I'd love to see some of that go live soon.

Those have been live for a while (see below for links). If you mean the rules content from them (as opposed to new mechanics/options), then yes, that's coming. We aim to get all the Rules from the RPG line and any other book that includes new rule options.

Planar
Horror

Linkified


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Morgrom grins and brings his sword down on the beast.

cut the grass: 4d6 + 8 ⇒ (6, 3, 2, 2) + 8 = 21

The akata begins bleeding out.

Grand Lodge

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The Paizo standard is to use the gender of the iconic for the class being discussed.


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A lengthy, awkward silence descends after Zigil's comment.

One of the crew shakes his head and says, "Too soon, man. Too soon."


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I was wondering how long it would take before the "damned dirty ape"

Normally an 18 would hit. REAL shame about that natural 1.


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The girallon thinks Giles is hilarious.

Eldan
Grodar
Zigil
Mannfred & Dog
Halrex/Crew

Grand Lodge

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Interesting. I look forward to trying them.

One quibble, Sea Legs would be a better name for the mechanic covered under Pirate Dedication. The original term refers to getting used to the rolling of the deck.


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Petronicus amply demonstrates why his bouts of bravery are uncharacteristic.

Thorthal moves in and rears back for a mighty blow. Unfortunately, this gives the klaven just enough time to dodge out of the way.

BR-N3R rushes in behind Thorthal, and his energy beam lances towards the klaven from the side.
fwoosh: 1d20 + 2 - 4 ⇒ (2) + 2 - 4 = 01d6 ⇒ 5
Obviously, it was designed as a lab assistant.

The klaven drops its rifle and tries to make Petronicus pay for his rashness.
claw: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (17) + 4 = 211d4 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6
claw: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (17) + 4 = 211d4 + 3 ⇒ (3) + 3 = 6
ow

Slick
Haer Kul
Andretta
Morgrom
Bardos
Petronicus
Thorthal
BR-N3R
Klaven

Could I please get Perception checks from Bardos and Haer Kul?


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Bardos skips a stone across the hallway.


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Andretta follows Haer Kul to see what the fuss is about, and sighs.
"Not these guys again."
She readies her spear to defend Haer Kul and Petronicus.

Morgrom
Bardos
Petronicus
Thorthal
BR-N3R
Klaven


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Petronicus strides forward, with Scuttles in his wake, then wheels and fires his crossbow in the general direction of the oncoming klaven force.

Thorthal sees that Petronicus has engaged the enemy, and moves to the nearest klaven warrior. He is quick enough to strike against it, but has no luck with his attack.

BR-N3R is still trying to compile the input it got from Haer Kul.

Oh my goodness!
There are a quartet of klaven guards who were in various levels of awareness of the party's presence.
Now, however, they have a target they can focus on.
The one near Thorthal draws an axe and attacks, while the other three fire their spur rifles at the dwarf, heedless of any friendly targets who may be in the way.
axe: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (7) + 4 = 111d8 + 4 ⇒ (6) + 4 = 10
Pew!: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (14) + 1 = 151d6 ⇒ 5
Pew!: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (19) + 1 = 201d6 ⇒ 2
Pew!: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (1) + 1 = 21d6 ⇒ 3

One of the gunners manages to wound another.

Slick
Haer Kul
Andretta
Morgrom
Bardos
Petronicus
Thorthal
BR-N3R
Klaven


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Did you also know he's Haer Kul the Pyro?

Welcome to gaming with Roy.


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Captain Bloodtusk replies, "Listen kid! Your hokey religion is no match for a good half-orc rower at your side!"


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Slei is once again accurate, and the drake falls heavily to the reed nest. It has been Slein.


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I missed that Mannfred was Wolfffred.

Because the drake is distracted with chomping the spider, both Mannfred and Dog are able to latch onto it with their powerful jaws.

58 damage to the drake

Can Slei finish it before it acts??

Slei
Drake
Grodar
Eldan
Giles


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Thorthal Stealth: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (19) + 2 = 21
Morgrom Stealth: 1d20 ⇒ 3
Haer Kul Stealth: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (8) + 10 = 18
Bardos Stealth: 1d20 - 1 ⇒ (11) - 1 = 10
Andretta Stealth: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (7) + 1 = 8
Petronicus Stealth: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (16) + 4 = 20
BR-N3R Stealth: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (15) + 5 = 20
Slick Stealth: 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (1) + 11 = 12

There are a couple of tense moments as Morgrom "sneaks" through the portion of the hall which is in line of sight of the Klaven guards, but apparently they are not all that attentive.

The wyrd leads the group down the western branch to a room.
The large chamber includes four, dominating columns of unusual green metal. Each one throbs with a slow, rhythmic pulse shedding a faint green light with the eerie sound of a heartbeat. A thin layer of orange dust, marked by animal-like paw prints, coats the floor. To the northwest, a large breach has taken down part of the external wall, plainly revealing an alien landscape of barren rubble and debris strewn by the impact crater of a dark blue meteorite. A shimmering translucent field of energy has cordoned off the broken wall from the outside environment, occasionally flickering with an intermittent drop in power. Several spherical objects litter the ground before the meteorite, both inside and beyond the energy field. Composed of strands of unusual metal, they appear hollow and torn open from within. A nauseating tang emanates from them, filling the air inside the room.


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Andretta takes in the puzzled looks of the party, and says, "I'm sorry, I supposed that the rest of you must speak Dwaerf."


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Andretta replies to Thorthal, "Dinnae fash yuirsel aboot yon saideboord."

The party settles in to recover themselves.
Unless there is something else, you may all prepare your next day's abilities.


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"krrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRrrrr!"

Grand Lodge

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Goblins as core PC's is one of two items in previews which concern me from a canon/headcanon standpoint (the other being resonance).

That said, it's certainly not something that is make or break for me until I see the entire system. After all, these are designers who have helped me to have a lot of fun with my friends over the last 10+ years.


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To the surprise of all, Petronicus' walking stick seems to damage the creature.


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"No. Because they are dead."

Grand Lodge

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Cosmo played a goblin bard????

Obviously this game is an abomination! :)

Grand Lodge

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Mark Seifter wrote:
There is no monster with a "fumble" reaction.

Pugwampi?

:)

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I have concerns about how resonance will mesh with Golarion canon, though of course we are months away from the playtest release.

My first Pathfinder purchase was the variant version of Burnt Offerings, with Karzoug on the cover. Boy, he had a lot of pretty gems on him.


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Eldan:
Casting without being detected would involve Stealth or Bluff.

After the boat has anchored for the night and everyone has had dinner, there is a short opportunity for the heroes to gather on deck with no crew nearby.

Zigil:
Zigil!


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I like giant Giles on the map.

Grand Lodge

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It's very early in the new board roll-out, too early to judge much (though I find them aesthetically appealing).

One thing I do NOT like is no longer being able to click on my name up top to access my various game threads.


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The door leading to the control room does not open when the button is touched - as Thorthal has all of the keys, it would recall a full-round action by someone to try to pick the lock.

Petronicus bolt deflects off something unseen at the level of the floor he is standing on, like there is an invisible barrier across the pit.
Good thing nobody threw another alchemist's fire.

Bardos
Slick
Morgrom
Thorthal


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One of the crew suggests, "Perhaps tomorrow you could avoid rolling in the dung."


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"Buffering..."


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It is foolishness to try to understand the thinking of the Pactmasters of Katapesh, yet even more foolhardy to defy their will.

A small group travels in a caravan through the desert of Katapesh, one week out of Solku. The journey has been grueling, with danger wearing the most tedious of masks: heat, exhaustion, and thirst. Three days ago, the older priest of Sarenrae was killed by a scorpion in his tent, leaving only his acolyte to continue on this mission.

The task awaiting will be difficult. The caravan is led by Garavel, major domo to the merchant princess Almah Roveshki. Almah seeks to reclaim the lost village of Kelmarane, once a critical trading center on the way to Osirion, now overrun by gnolls.

The caravan is nearing a landmark known as The Sultan's Claw, where Almah awaits. In the haze to the west, the outline of Pale Mountain can be made out in the fading evening light, rising from the horizon like a pale tombstone.


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Morgrom desperately slashes at the monster with his dagger.
poke: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (19) + 6 = 251d4 + 3 ⇒ (2) + 3 = 5
confirm: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (8) + 6 = 141d4 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 3 = 4

His blade sinks deep into the creature's head, and it falls to the ground.

When its wounds start to close, the half-orc keeps slashing until it stops.

Out of Initiative


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I added a circumstench bonus, but it was insufficient.


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Dog Nauseated: 1d4 ⇒ 2 rounds, then Sickened for 10 rounds.
Mannfred Sickened: 1d4 ⇒ 4 rounds.

As Giles shuffles sideways from his tent wearing harem pants, Dog begins retching, and is unable to do anything beyond moving.
I still gave him the 5' step, unless you want that changed.

Mannfred does not have Dog's help, and his bite completely misses the nimble cat. The stench of the creature does not help.

Slei
Eldan
Grodar
Zigil (panicked)
Cat-Thing
Giles


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Thorthal succeeds in his attempt to not hit anything. Andretta moves behind him, and stands by to assist as needed.

Bardos
Haer Kul
Petronicus
Matriarch
Scorpion


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As inappropriate responses race through Bardos' head, Morgrom hesitates and leaves the opportunity for glory to Slick.

Morgrom (delaying)
Slick
Thorthal
Andretta


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Haer Kul:
That was not the way I meant it, but I'll go with it.

Haer Kul pops his head back through the hidden door.


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Haer Kul is fairly certain that he has found some sort of pressure plate, but due to his great skill, it must certainly be safe now.


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Grodar Half-Blood wrote:
Unless anyone else wants to, Grodar will remove the armour and take the hammer from the skeleton.

Grodar first grabs the hammer to make it easier to remove the armour. As soon as he lifts it, the hammer shrinks to the proper size for him to wield it, and the word "AGRIMMOSH" appears along the haft in Giantish runes AKA All-Caps.

Grodar:
Grodar sees visions of the powers of the hammer: twice-enchanted, it can strike with the force of a larger weapon and aids in bull-rush attempts (Impact special ability). It obviously re-sizes for the wielder. It can also be used once/day (as a full-round action) to cast heightened enlarge person, which lasts for 20 minutes. If it critically hits a humanoid, they shrink by one size (DC 23 Fort negates).
He also sees the hammer being used on an anvil with Minderhal's symbol on it, and that doing so would unlock even greater powers.

When he removes the armour later, it also shrinks to his size.


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1d20 + 5 ⇒ (12) + 5 = 17
1d20 + 10 ⇒ (14) + 10 = 24

Bardos and Andretta join Slick, Thorthal, and Haer Kul, while Petronicus and Scuttles begin their ascent.

After a listening to Slick's disembodied voice for a moment, Andretta speaks softly to the others.

"There are two of the green humanoids hidden just ahead, but they are badly damaged."

Apparently, however, she did not speak softly enough, as the two aliens shuffle towards the group. They have grievous wounds, and their eyes are vacant... it is obvious they are undead.

HK initiative: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8
Slick initiative: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (5) + 5 = 10
Petronicus initiative: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (8) + 1 = 9
Bardos initiative: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (10) + 5 = 15
Andretta initiative: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (11) + 2 = 13
Zombie 1 initiative: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (20) + 2 = 22
Zombie 2 initiative: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (4) + 2 = 6

One of the zombies moves up to Thorthal, and a barbed tongue snakes from its jaw to strike at the dwarf.

Slurp!: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (2) + 1 = 31d6 + 2 ⇒ (6) + 2 = 8

Fortunately, nobody really wants to lick a dwarf.

Bardos
Andretta
Slick
Petronicus (climbing)
Haer Kul
Zombie 2
Zombie 1

Slick:
Slick is still invisible, and at the exclamation point.

Petronicus:
Petronicus is at the open doorway of the original level, and in the distance he can hear sickening crunching sounds.


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Haer Kul wrote:
I'm away on vacation for the next week.

I thought I saw something on TV about you taking a trip on a train...

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