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On a similar note, will 1-98 Into the Perplexity ever be released in PDF?

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Way to go Kate. Keeping my subscription through all this.

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Can someone in possession of this tell us if the adventure uses existing Paizo maps, and if yes, which ones, or if they use unique maps (perhaps provide suggestions)? Please remember SPOILER tag.

I'm going to be arriving at a game store 1 hour away, handed the scenario, and I am expected to run these adventures on the fly (with about 1 hr prep.) I'd like to bring what I can already prepped.

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Can someone in possession of this tell us if the adventure uses existing Paizo maps, and if yes, which ones, or if they use unique maps (perhaps provide suggestions)? Please remember SPOILER tag.

I'm going to be arriving at a game store 1 hour away, handed the scenario, and I am expected to run these adventures on the fly (with about 1 hr prep.) I'd like to bring what I can already prepped.

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Can someone in possession of both products tell us if the adventures use existing Paizo maps, and if yes, which ones, or if they use unique maps (perhaps provide suggestions)? Please remember SPOILER tag.

I'm going to be arriving at a game store 1 hour away, handed the scenario, and I am expected to run these adventures on the fly (with about 1 hr prep.) I'd like to bring what I can already prepped.

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Yes, but you only get to keep them at scenario's end if they are of the same level or lower, than the adventure you just played.

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Is the intent to have two different ways to close? If you fail the closing check after defeating the zombie minions, the scenario can also allow you to close against Wight.

This is intended, correct?

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I had to roll a random story bane in the scenario Lady Tula's Lament. I rolled wraith, but it's the villain. Reroll?

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I recently encountered a Giant Fly, failed, took damage and had to bury a card from my discard.

In this case, does damage happen first, or after the bury effect? This makes a difference because the damage could be buried (which btw, had my healing card in it).

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What becomes of the Ninja Division Kickstarter for Starfinder miniatures?

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I received this below as an update on my pledge. There were also cost overruns (a bar chart, something like ~$470K collected ~$480K spent, ~$700 needed to finish the project. There are no figures listed, just bars, but labels on the side columns. Those are my estimates according to the chart.

Quote:

The masterclass project is highly technical, using a proprietary manufacturing technology from our manufacturing partners. Difficulties and delays in getting a quality product and re-engineering of sculpting to meet these demands delayed the initial waves of releases.

These difficulties and delays, in part with stretched company finances, led to us to pause manufacturing to find a solution to meet the financial obligation to release more miniatures. To date, Ninja Division has manufactured and delivered over 28,000 miniatures to backers but has a great many more to complete. All sculpts are fully re-engineered and ready for production.

Looking Ahead

Despite our current difficulties, Ninja Division continues to doggedly pursue any and all avenues we can to get products to backers and bring new products to market featuring the brands our customers love. To that end, we are currently working under consultation to reorganize Ninja Division in order to better position it for success and secure investment.

As we proceed with our reorganization we have had partners and fans with operational, business, and financial acumen help us tremendously. If you have a professional skill set and passion in those areas, we would encourage you to reach out as we are working across various stages of consultation to repair components of our operation. As a bicameral entity, our business has sometimes been separated from our creative skill sets, and this realization makes us not too proud to seek professional assistance to ensure a stable and positive growth into the future.

Once we have concrete information regarding the company, new production, and fulfillment we will post another update. We thank you for taking the time to read through this lengthy announcement, as well as your continued patience.

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Dear Uncle GoatToucher,

You may wish to share viscerally in some details of my recent feeding. While such a tale would be best woven over a glass of the finest red, amid the sundry noises of our subjects, one question arose that begs your consideration. I've sent a servant to give you a summary of the consumption. After a review, if I could have your opinion?

While savoring the amuse-bouche, a fear most palpable tickled my tastebuds, yet the source is elusive.

Would the victim in question have been affected by a proximate rectangular galaxy exerting dark matter-like influence? The subject's latent self-loathing surging in a sudden realization of impending justice? Excessive gas? Or something mundane, like parking in a red zone?

I aim to recreate the flavor; your correspondence is most valued.

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She's a threat, therefore she needs stats. The PCs don't autohit her if they attack, so she needs an AC, and also hps to determine if they can defeat her before she activates the robots.

Hmm...

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For the gambling encounter, it was 50/50 any bet would win.

For cheating, I allowed a sleight of hand check to increase the chance by 5% for every 5 over 16.

SoH check result:
16 = 55% (d20, name odd or even, plus one additional number)
21 = 60% (name two additional #s)
26 = 65% (name 3 add. #s)

I also put a cap on 2500 credits allowed to win. After that, no one would be willing to keep playing.

Also there are now some unhappy Draelik that want their credits back, roughing up the PCs to get it.

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1. Azlanti Communications Capability – This is detailed in the module, though much later in than it should be. However, there is little discussion of how the Azlanti forces coordinate or respond. This reinforces the dungeon-design that is applied to the colony. Give thought to what/how the Azlanti would communicate status reports, alerts, and under-fire scenarios. Which Azlanti know what and when should matter.

2. Pacing – Being an adventure where PC-injury is wildly variable, it’s unsurprising that no specific timeline is established. However, the story in RoE work best when taking a speed-of-plot approach of an action movie. The internal logic of the story breaks down quickly if significant periods of time go by between the PCs arrival and the colony’s liberation. Starfinder’s Stamina system already mitigates a lot of short-adventuring day issues but if you want to adhere closely to the adventure as-written it has to be a really tight timeframe. After that, you’ll need the suggested additional prep or improve because...

The PCs don't HAVE to know why the Azlanti can't communicate with one another, but the GM needs to. I just ruled that the signal jammer also prevented communication between Sharu and the colony Azlanti. As cadets, I ruled they didn't have comm systems installed - they were under a commander of a unit, practicing drills and were given standing orders for colony procedure. Yeah, it calls for suspending disbelief, but I glossed over it quickly enough. Plus the PCs acted so fast to eliminate them in the colony (all in one day.)

Truth be told, the party did the entire colony in one day of in-game time, from landing to eliminating Olaraja. Yes, it was a tense final fight, with no resolve left among PCs. Good dramatic action, as the Azlanti were poised to exterminate the remaining colonists.

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MaxPower86 wrote:
In Half-red's store, there is a clearsight trinket (level 5) for sell at 2,750. According to Armory, it is a magic item level 5, but I can't find its description anywhere. What does it do?

Just guessing here - it has the same qualities as clearsight goggles? That's how I ruled it.

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mikeawmids wrote:
How does the whole prison break in/out play? Does it read like it will be a fun adventure to run?

Spoiler:
There are opportunities for stealth, diplomacy, bluff, intimidate, and computers checks, those being the most useful in that section of the adventure.

The scenario uses a mechanic to measure how much the station is on alert. Certain actions the PC take can raise the alert, altering encounters.

I like the design, but have yet to play it out.

My players are enjoying the first part of the adventure, feeling far from home and safety, at a station interacting with aliens, trying to buy and sell gear.

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Yeah, absolutely, rebel alliance feel with a folksy twist. Decided to give the Azlanti Proper English accents just to keep it familiar, and contrast that with southern accent Madelon's Landing.

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In Book 2, p.30, Omenisca is arguing with Azlanti, and the party can influence how the argument is resolved. If the party angers Omenisca, she starts activating some SERIOUS difficulty security robots.

How do the PCs stop her, if she doesn't have statistics? Should she use prison guard stats? Looking for an official ruling, please. Seems like an oversight.

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Bluff, Disguise, Stealth and less valuable Intimidate, for part 2. Almost necessary to have at least 1 character with those with high modifiers.

A party benefits from heavy armor proficiency and longarm proficiency in this AP. Story reasons for the armor; damage output for the latter.

My group is trying without magic at all, and no "frontliner" - ikeshti exo-mechanic w/longarm; human envoy, double pistols; phentomite sniper soldier with barricade feat; and lashuntan operative with pistol. I believe it can be done, and if there is an AP I've seen so far where it could be, this is it.

One major difference between Pathfinder and Starfinder; "healing" is spread out between two classes - envoy and mystic. But because of the Stamina/Resolve point system, you may be able to get by through the first two books without a mystic or envoy (probably need one or the other).

Madelon can heal PCs near the end of the first book.

Once they rescue Cedona, they have a mystic in party for hp heals.

I'm intrigued with this magic-less party.

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Dear Uncle GoatToucher,

Where did I put my latest victim's car keys? A perusal of the ample viscera has been fruitless.

Can your innate clairvoyance locate them? I fear I will violate multiple contracts with ancient entities if they are not found, one of which is most painful.

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Looking to determine the value of a

called (fusion) dispelling (fusion) carbon steel curve blade.

Is it: (where both fusions are installed as lvl 4)

2230 carbon steel curved blade [Lvl 4]
680 called Lvl [Lvl 1]
680 dispelling [Lvl 3]
3590 total

OR: (where each fusion is installed at its level)

2230 carbon steel curved blade [Lvl 4]
120 called [Lvl 1]
440 dispelling [Lvl 3]
2790 total

?

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Looking to determine the value of a

called (fusion) dispelling (fusion) carbon steel curve blade.

Is it: (where both fusions are installed as lvl 4)

2230 carbon steel curved blade [Lvl 4]
680 called Lvl [Lvl 1]
680 dispelling [Lvl 3]
3590 total

OR: (where each fusion is installed at its level)

2230 carbon steel curved blade [Lvl 4]
120 called [Lvl 1]
440 dispelling [Lvl 3]
2790 total

?

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A Spasm of Phasms

A ______ of Flumphs

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dEAR uNCLE gOATTOUCHER,

mY CAPSLOCK KEY IS STUCK, PROBABLY FROM SPILLED BODILY FLUIDS TAKEN WITHOUT PROPER CONTRACT, OR ONE OF MY UNAUTHORIZED SLOPPY FEASTS.

sOLUTIONS?

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Dear Uncle GoatToucher,

I've grown concerned about my appearance - my flabby tentacles won't fit in these jeans any more. Cthugha, my physician, has decreed I need cut back on devouring entrails - too fatty. Instead, it has geased me to consume only gray matter, which tastes awful and is hardly satisfying.

What's an otherwordly ancient one to do?

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Aha, I missed that 0 level note. I do think that encounter with the two level 1s, three level 0s and a potential hazard 0 should be rated Extreme, as it is definitely over budget.

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I'm thinking this is an error in the Bestiary. Or maybe The Lost Star was designed to be extra difficult. There is no notation in the adventure to this however, that's why I'm thinking it may be a Bestiary issue. The Lost Star also allows you to leave the dungeon and rest, within reason.

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I like the auto wakeup at half max hit points. If the cleric makes it to you and heals you well, you wakeup.

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Healing hps reduces the flat dc to 15, and immediately allows a check (still also getting one at the end of the turn).

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Look at the second encounter in "The Lost Star," the one with 4 level 0 creatures (total xp is 120, at 30 each) - encounter is listed as "High" difficulty.

Compare with bestiary, p.21, which lists a 120xp encounter as Severe.

The 3rd encounter with 6 level 0s = 180, listed as Severe in the adventure, but beyond Extreme+ (160) in Bestiary.

What's going on here?

The encounter with two level 1 creatures, plus 3 level 0 creatures, plus 1 level 0 hazard = 230 xp (way beyond Extreme threat), but the adventure says Severe.

Does the Bestiary have errors in the chart? Or is The Lost Path purposefully too difficult, and meant to test the PCs extremely?

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Uncle Goat Toucher,

I've come across a strange tome. After reading this, angles and dimensions in my view distort themselves. Also, I can no longer sleep, as I hear a whispering calling my name and asking me to do unspeakable things. Your advice?

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odor penetrated his olfactory sense, quivering his third

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I'm opting to use it for something Rad[tm] as I'd have to pay KahnyaGnorc royalties on Awesome[tm] every time its used. Oh and HI! btw (turning a golden brown.)

The next poster drools as he thinks of something golden brown...

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Monotheism
Like all the other -isms
Needs supplication.

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Regrading the rat: There is no "Dire" rat in the Bestiary; there is a Giant Rat, however. It does look incredibly out of place, and no text mentions the rat, other than the creature block.

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B, or if you full attack, 2 attacks versus each target, each at -6.

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The damage is always 1d6. Never overpowered, can't see a way to break that.

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I know weapons can only take fusions their level or lower, but does the rule extend to armors and armor upgrades?

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Some examples are Spry Cover, Coordinated Shot.

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Shaudius wrote:
Sliska Zafir wrote:


** spoiler omitted **
** spoiler omitted **

Hmm...that's a bummer because with that few hull points the combat is over in 3-4 rounds. Not much of a starship battle, imho.

This scenario needs some beefing up.

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Oh, wow, another replayable so soon?

AWESOME!

And this one includes Starship Combat, so PCs can get a taste of that. Trying to make it diverse from #1-01: The Commencement was important, which is also why this scenario takes place in the Vast and is intended to be more in the same style as #1-03: Yesteryear's Truth.

I really like the customization a GM can do with this adventure.

I think it says it takes place in Near Space.

Also I have some questions/suggestions.

Spoiler:

Do all living starships NOT have shields? I couldn't find any shield data for the Besmaran Whelp.

Also, the land based combats are not just too easy, but way too easy. I sure hope the combats get an errata boost. Another option would be to have the exile let the storm into the complex (opening rooms up) while the enemies have forcefields against it or somesuch. That would make a tense confrontation.

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So, any character that has credit for 1-01 gets an additional 244 credits?

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The scenario has the 2nd Seeker tag, but inside is no information on how to earn an additional reputation with the Second Seekers.

Was this information accidentally struck from the text on final edit?

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You should be jealous
Big Bird can eat through his beak.
A pity you can't.

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Ha ha ha ha. Ha ha, ha ha. Ha; ha. What?

Oh, I got it all right. I got mine, plus yours and your neighbors. I could get your momma's and your papa's and maybe their pet parrot's too, if - you know - I wanted to.

The next poster knows what I got.

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The Dr is banned for poking his nose into everything...and I mean Everything.

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Rectal Sojourns; Confessions of a Colonoscopist

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Operative trick attack doubles with crits. They have the highest skill bonuses in the game, and have the most trained class skills. That includes tumbling away. So, no, operatives not screwed, they are probably the best class.

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I read "spontaneous spellcasters" and sighed. I really want to see a better spellcaster system than prepared, known, and spontaneous.

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