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Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

And probably a 4th.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

And probably a 4th.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Slot # Day/Slot Table# Event Title
Slot 1 Thursday AM: BUR02 PFS(2) 1-01 The Absalom Initiation
Slot 2 Thursday Afternoon: OFF - TBD
Slot 3 Thursday PM: GRN14 PFS(2) 1-00 Origin of the Open Road
Slot 4 Thursday Overnight: socializing

Slot 5 Friday AM: PLAY: PFS #10-18: The Daughter's Due (Levels 5-9)
Slot 6 Friday Afternoon: BUR07 PFS(2) 1-01 The Absalom Initiation
Slot 7 Friday PM*: BLU03 SFS 2-00 Fate of the Scoured God (7-8)
Slot 8 Friday Overnight: socializing

Slot 9 Saturday AM: OFF PLAY: PFS #10-21: Slaver's End (Levels 5-9)
Slot 10 Saturday Afternoon: BUR14 PFS(2) 1-01 The Absalom Initiation
Slot 11 Saturday PM*: BUR11 PFS 10-98 Siege of Gallowspire (level 12-13) Soldier
Slot 12 Saturday Overnight: Socializing

Slot 13 Sunday AM: BUR02 PFS(2) 1-01 The Absalom Initiation

Lots of PFS(2)!

And no champion? Huh!

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

So, for cons like Gen Con, are we getting physical vouchers, then?

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Chessex is always a must.

Probably look for Looney Games... Get the MacGuffin was a big win, may get another copy, or what have you.

Of course Paizo, plan to burn through all of my store credits.

So many others to check out... if there is time I tend to check out many of the single minis dealers.

Maybe, if I have time, I will even demo a game this year with someone? I know, crazy talk

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Understood.

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Mustachio Marino wrote:

Ok, it seems that requesting games is what most GM's prefer. I would love to do any of the following, if there is a GM who is interested.

1-04 Cries From the Drift
1-06 A Night in Nightarch
1-08 Sanctuary of Drowned Delight
1-11 In Pursuit of the Scoured Past

I am also interested in 1-11 In Pursuit of the Scoured Past

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I am currently running two higher level games, but will likely put new one up once Reavers Roar finishes.

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Handling the truth is so last century.

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Yes, thank you, all, for your offers!

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Scottybotti, it would depend on someone dropping out.
I also do not know if it is too late for that, having not read the scenario.

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Folks,
It looks like we have a game deeply in need of a replacement GM.
We are in 1-26 Truth of the Seeker

I cannot speak to how far we are...

Please PM me if you are interested.
Thank you.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

The Bronze House Reprisal can be done w/o combat.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Confused....

Ring of Freedom of Movement is 40000gp... so wouldn’t that cost 20k?

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Thank you, Pirate GM, for the invite! Looking forward to a fun game!

If we are going high tier I will be bringing Ethan Kaenes, an evoker bloatmage. He is a (half-)Varisian man that has a goal of being recognized by his very Taldan father... who doesn’t even know he exists. And if he did, he would disown Ethan immediate due to what he has done to himself in the quest for power.

For low tier, I have Glastor Glitterhoff III, perhaps the gnomiest gnome you’ll ever meet. He is a cleric of Desna who has focused on making sure that now one dies on his missions. He’d even prefer that included the enemies, but has grown a little pragmatic about that, though it saddens him. He just purchased a phylactory of positive channeling! He loves to share his luck (bit of luck ability) with his teammates, and wherever he goes, butterflies are soon to appear.

It is sort of too bad the Gorf and Glastor are in opposite tiers. Gunslingers love a bit of luck!

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

1d20 ⇒ 101d4 ⇒ 4

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

If it matters, my table (described above), ran just under 5 hours, with us eating in that time as well.

I didn’t run the optional.... it is one of the most vicious optional encounters I have ever seen, but if ran, would probably have made the final encounter more interesting.

I still don’t know how you would make sure all of the PCs board the ship, so that they aren’t lost on Leng, however,...

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Gary Bush wrote:
Gary D Norton wrote:

I don't have any time either before or after PaizoCon. I do have time before and after Origins. I also have time before and after GenCon.

I will be at GenCon and would be available. I do have experience with Starfinder.

But I will be jealous the whole time. :)

I will also be at GenCon. :)

And available at some point.

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1d20 ⇒ 101d20 ⇒ 51d20 ⇒ 10

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Was planning to...

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Looks like there was a bit of a typo up there for SkålCon! :'(

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

I ran this last night, and it ended up being less lethal than I thought it would be....
though we did not do Hard Mode, and we did not do the optional encounter, because, time.

One thing I did want to comment on, in regards to the timing on the final encounter.

1 round after Sevenfingers d-doors to the stern deck, the Voracious plane shifts to Golarian. I assume that means that anyone not on the ship gets trapped in Leng. Is this the intent, and what happens to those folks?

I ruled 5PP "body recovery", but....

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

SO, a quick question...

Who are we supposed to contact re: a missing GM?

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

You are all welcome!
I had fun myself!

Hope to see you all around

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
Dracomicron wrote:

I loved the 1-31 practice of having variable DCs based on the size and level of the party, as well as building scaling success into the checks.

Having a check that succeeds on an "Average" success (which could be DC anywhere from 19 to 22 based on the party's specifics, but have a superior effect if they hit the "Hard" number (from 24 to 27).

That. Do more of that.

Do people agree with this sentinment? I've had a lot of feedback in PMs/messages/conventions that points me to believe that GMs prefer all their DCs listed inline in a scenario.

So, I'm curious as to what the prevailing majority would like to see... ok, maybe not here. Might be a good opportunity for another thread if someone cares to create it!

I have gotten used to the charts that came in with the specials. I find them easy to use, since worst case I can just print out the chart.

However, I do think that they have the risk that standardized DCs will allow players to meta game their rolls a little.

I also like the scaling, it was helpful in this scenario. Plus, I always like make a DC of x for a certain level of success, make x+5 (or whatever) for better success.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

That'd be nice, but could also be served by folks (on the slack channel) stating that they have received theirs. Then, you'll know if you should have.

And, all, please join the slack channels that you are invited to. They will help A LOT!

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Just ran this tonight

Paladin 11, cleric 11, ranger 11, fighter 11, Druid 11, sorcerer 10

They were scared by the whole thing... as they should be. Liked the encounters with the orcs...were good speed bumps for them

The reaver traps were vicious. They really scared the team! The cleric spent most of the adventure hobbled, since he used his restoration on the fighter already.

The reaver was a fast fight. They downed it in under two rounds!

Fireball, flamestrike, Fire snake, crit from a bow. Fast work

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Ok, I am going to find out if the clues given will cause the players to run.

Gameplay Thread in my PBPp

I have a bad feeling that this team will engage, and I am trying to give a heavy hand, without taking away from player agency.

If you have run this, or at least read, please let me know if there is anything else that I could do.

I will let you all know how it goes (though in the next day you'll be able to see for yourself!)

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

I think the idea of not passing the aid token during an encounter may have been to reduce some of the disruption they cause... but, when we've used them (including at Gen Con and Paizo Con) we always pass immediately when used/boosted.

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Well, if he took an hour to create a cognatogen, then a half hour of travel on top of that.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

That is true. It is for 7-11

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Not gonna lie. I would probably buy it.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Swamp, forest, bigger forest, hill country, and a custom map, as I recall.

Hill country is only used for tiers 1-6.

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

I won’t be there.

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Please understand that I am definitely not unhappy with my schedule. Far from it. Just a little surprised after last year getting a full schedule of Starfinder and no playtest, and this year going all in on 2E.

It's all good!

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Cool

I will do chronicles and reporting tonight.

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

I will not be able to make Paizo Con this year, but will be at Gen Con

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5x PFS2, PFS1 Special. SFS Special.

Looks like fun!

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Christian Dragos wrote:

In "Grove of Faces", what are the skills needed to make a presentation?

Just starting to read the scenario in preparation for this Saturday so I might have a few more questions.

Disclaimer: I never GM'd part A, B, or C of this special.

Really, it is up to the PCs to decide what skill that they are going to use.

The way I have done it is to have PCs roleplay out a little of what they are saying, and then pick the skill they would like to try. I then match their words and skills to the likes/dislikes of the face to pick the DC.

Example: Someone cracks jokes at the joker face, using Perform: Comedy -- this gets a Hard DC as it goes against the face's dislikes.

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

I will admit that I did not read through the email they were attached to, nor did I really more than notice that they looked a little different.

Very good to know going forward!

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Oh, don’t worry.

There are rules on the level of successes. You have done well.

And doing these pbp does give less of a feel on how things are going. For sure

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Candi, you couldn’t switch armor while large. When you take off one, it would shrink back to medium sized. And your other armor would remain medium.

As I understand it.

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

So, now it is the balor?

Cool.

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schattenstern wrote:

@Silbeg:

I think I need one page to upload my monster stats agian. (As the old one is no longer visible)

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Ok, found a little bit of a mistake that probably needs errata

On page 11, the 5-6 cephalophore shows 115 hp, though the stat block in bestiary 4 and page 22 of the scenario show 96. This is even more than the 8-9 version!

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Folks, we need to look at this for what it is.... a game with a delimma.

No one has said that taking time to make an informed decision after a couple of decades of study wouldn’t be the ideal. However, what we have is a decision for the PCs to make. They have the right to decide to wait, or to defer. They also have the choice to decide. This is the crux of the situation. This is what makes this all interesting.

Let’s take a step back and realize we are all in it to have fun, and that for some, moral dilemmas like this can be fun.

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My table chose lobotomize, but due to poor skills and poorer luck, ended up killing the creature.

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Human (Minnesotan) Rules Lawyer 4, GM 5!

Roll, please. Really easy here.

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GM Sedoriku wrote:
GM Silbeg, Thanks for the aid token! It helped save the rogue that got critted by a fiendish wasp while it had smite good active! Never seen a single crit drop someone at level 5. Also Sister Ayako got to go flying!

Glad to hear it, and passed word of this on to my table!

Dark Archive ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

I have just started reading through this one, and it should be another interesting one from Sam Polak. I’ve always enjoyed his work, hope to keep seeing more of it!

So, the point of my post is about encounter A1.

hazard p5 wrote:
The kobolds have turned the riverbanks into a treacherous mud pit within 10 feet of the bridge.

I am assuming this is down in the ravine, not with the approach to the bridge? This would seem more logical.

For this encounter, I like the idea of modifying the map! This is something that isn’t done enough... which leads to e counters being sometimes “Hill Country, again?”, or “Which dragon are we facing in Twisted Caverns”, or “Darklands? Is it a bridge or tunnel today?”

I am planning on making a prop for this, which will likely not be much more than a picture of a wooden bridge that I add a grid to... but seems appropriate... and fun.

I also love the idea that the PCs have to deal with kobolds and their traps without having to kill them. Maybe I will get an idea for my kobold PC from this?

For the map in A2, do we know what he Tien word for ant looks like?

I do also like how there is a solution if the PCs decide to murder hobo the kobolds. I assume at that point the adventure should be pretty much over since they killed the guides? I mean, it might make a difference how much info they learned prior. But...

(This is a spot that makes me wish that PFS had infamy)

I am sure there will be more later!

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