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The Secondary Success Conditions document describes how to award PP for the series. Up to two points for Part 1.

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Blog itself: link

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Things of use to players I expect, so you'd want a copy for each. I've just been writing, or rather copy-pasting, something similar.

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They might want to look into first aid gloves or talismans of life's breath for encounters that can flat-out kill characters in tier. I wouldn't be greatly worried.

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Tongue of the Sea doesn't give the character the Common language. This has generally been treated as overly annoying at the table.

I also suspect granting free access to Azlanti for what it gives up is a bit strong.

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Furious Focus "Of course I / Why wouldn't I Power Attack" Many GMs will use the same assumption for circumstances like confusion and murderous command, so your party will appreciate Iron Will and Improved Iron Will.

Abyssal bloodrager gets enlarge at 4th level, so Combat Reflexes is another natural choice.

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Whisperer in Darkness wrote:
Will it be okay to have a high Infamy? Obviously scenarios will have to account for that but rewards shouldn't be affected. I mean there's the expectation that the PC has had some issues but they still may be highly effective, just not diplomatic or maybe cooperative.

In SFS 1 Infamy is significant (either way - certain boons make it advantageous) and 3 Infamy brings removal from the campaign unless reduced by the end of the scenario.

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AcP would have to be tracked online so the system would know how much you have to spend when you try to “buy” rewards.

But shouldn't require much if any effort on the GM's / reporter's part, as it only records that the player or GM took part, which the system can record by receiving the participant's PFS number for the session, as happens by default already.

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As others have said, the Field Guide is a sourcebook that's getting older. Between vanities, useful items and information on Absalom, there's probably more in it than the typical Player Companion, but that's the sort of comparison. Ioun stone resonance started in Seekers of Secrets, a very early counterpart of the Field Guide.

Several elements from these have been revised by later books, as Additional Resources and Campaign Clarifications should explain.

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As a CR 1 spellcaster NPC, their spell save DC for 1st level spells is 14, so it appears their Wisdom bonus is +3.

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In order to benefit your Day Job check, a bonus must apply to all uses of the skill or specifically to earning a living. No, you are not considered to be stealing items without being noticed as your Day Job.

A circumstance bonus is also not on the list you quoted. I would say it's by definition temporary.

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The Campaign Clarification doesn't explicitly say that if a weapon is not legal for play, it's not legal for play as a shadowcraft, no. Why would it have to?

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Grcles de Cross wrote:
I now have a couple of Chronical sheets for my character and need a little explanation about the Section "All subtiers". I understand that the items listed are available to my character to buy. However, it was said that there were "limits as to when I could buy the items". Where can I get more information about what these restrictions are? There are some items that I have the GP for that I would like to buy but am unsure what the limits are.

You can buy items, if you have access to them (on a chronicle sheet, Always Available, with sufficient Fame or if you are acquiring them with Prestige Points), when your character is in a town of 5000 or more inhabitants. Elsewhere the GM may allow some purchases, or for spending PP you can increase the cost and get your faction to deliver the item to you. This is in the Guide as mentioned.

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Good point - Season 10 cards are up, but show as released today.

"Half sheet" and "Full sheet" filenames are reversed, but that's easily accounted for, or even fixed. edit: Grand Lodge card is duplicated in "Half sheet" (full sheet) file, likewise.

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Nefreet wrote:
Nomadical wrote:
It will also include one major change: Legacy Races will be Always Available after publication of the updated guide.
O.O

And as far as I can see, those characters would be eligible for the existing characters benefit of Admittance boons from earlier in the season (but not retrospectively: a legacy race character would have to have been "earned" and "in your possession" at the date you applied the chronicle).

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Your GM should refer firstly to the rules printed with the adventure you're playing. The table would not be as simple as this.

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Matthew Craver wrote:

Thank you both for the answers. One more question, if it's not too obvious I've seen many, many posts on this forum say something like "crafting isn't allowed in PFS" but I see nothing in the PFS Roleplaying Guild Guide (vers. 9.1) that states that. In fact it says:

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In a circumstance where crafting is allowed and used to craft an item with a purchase limit...
So it seems that crafting is potentially allowed. The character I'm using now is not craft focused so it doesn't change anything but it seems odd that something posted over and over isn't reflected in the Guide.

Certain characters (FAQ #1, FAQ #2) are allowed to craft poisons, from those types permitted by Additional Resources or as found on the character's chronicles, which do in fact often appear with a purchase limit. edit: Also, gunslingers as below, and they can use the Craft skill to repair their starting gun.

Apart from those, crafting is not allowed. Specifically, magic item creation feats are not legal for PFS characters and a PC may never buy, sell or trade items with other PCs.

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Choosing to kill intelligent beings to eat when other food sources are available, and desecrating corpses, are usually evil acts. Eating an intelligent being's flesh in some other circumstances might be argued as neutral.

The alignment rules in Pathfinder are not cultural choices. They are facts of the universe. If a culture (or a deity, by the way) favours an act that is evil by the game rules, that cultural tenet is evil and a character who follows it commits evil.

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Was it one of those two?

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I'm not sure that's the situation. Most Tier 1-5 scenarios are not replayable. There are two exceptions now that work as described (can be replayed with 1st level characters, one time with level 2-5). The organiser or GM should tell you beforehand if that's the case.

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At the price I'd say they should be one use. It's something like a wand charge of endure elements without the spellcasting requirements. Though, I suppose, you could also compare them to a tinderbox, which costs 1 gp IIRC.

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That's fixable: you can ask your GM or a Venture-Officer to reissue the chronicle for the new number.

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You can buy any of those pieces of equipment with credits if its level is up to your character level + 2 (unless you have Infamy, or certain boons). You don't get them automatically. You can use this access at any time, for example in this case, when you get to level 4.

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A Wisp Ally provides either covering fire or harrying fire, which are circumstance bonuses. Can circumstance bonuses stack in Starfinder and in this case, do two attackers using covering/harrying fire count as from the same source? I don't think it matters that they are from spell effects, as the same question could come up due to characters or NPCs using those actions, or in combination.

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I doubt Paizo would do it for a second and third character, seeing there is not currently a way to retrieve a -1 character that has specific mechanics attached (Welcome to Pathfinder boon). As far as I know the deleted numbers are gone for good.

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Resolve is based on half your character level, rounded down (page 22), so no, he doesn't, but only because his one soldier level doesn't increase his character level to an even number and his STR and DEX modifiers are the same as his CHA modifier. If his next level is Soldier (actually, regardless what class he takes for his next level) he'll gain a Resolve point.

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FanaticRat wrote:
I know I got a lot of grumbles whenever I tried to play mine, and had at least one GM try to go out of his way to screw me over.

As a GM, if tactics otherwise allow, I'll have monsters target the attacker that seems to be the biggest threat and knowledgeable monsters target that creature's weakness. For a scary eidolon, that would often be the summoner.

I haven't found it necessary to go out of my way to screw over a summoner. They have distinct failure modes.

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You need to find a 4th player.

This is a problem my own group faced. We started with 5, lost one after they were swallowed by an eel, and lost another several levels later.

It can be tough taking the same group all the way through.

you mean the character right?

A character in tier, which might be almost as much of a problem in some circumstances.

Though having a player swallowed by an eel would be a dramatic turn of events.

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Derek Blakely wrote:
One thing I'm kind of surprised no one has brought up yet is Teahouse's map. There is no D1 or D2 for the PCs or Scorpion School to sit at. Did you guys just randomly choose a table for them to sit at?

The flipmat has what looks like a reception area at one end. I put the Scorpion School at the other end.

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It's a little surprising that boon would show up now. I suppose there's quite a bit of tier 3-6 and 5-8 coming out.

Regardless, the Pathfinder equivalent hasn't been integrated into reporting, so this might take a while as well.

For his first physical chronicle sheet, his starting Reputation for a chosen faction will be 5, unless the boon allows splitting it.

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Two-Gun Sam wrote:

Silly question, but if you use SMALL Falcatas (sized for a Gnome say), wouldn't they be light weapons? And you would take a -2 to hit for using a weapon not the correct size...

But they would be "light" Falcatas...

I have been looking at doing something like this with small Bastard Swords... A light weapon that does 1d8 (crit 19x2)...

Size doesn't change type. A small Falcata is still a one-handed weapon, not light. If a medium-sized character tried to wield one, they couldn't use Weapon Finesse with it because it's inappropriately sized.

They couldn't use Weapon Finesse with it, because Weapon Finesse requires a weapon made for a creature of your size category.

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Currently Campaign Mode would allow you to play an AP with 2e rules, as an unofficial or official conversion, and credit it to a PFS1 character. I don't know if that's attractive.

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To me it's reasonable advice to a player, who will advance Reputation faster with a faction for which he's already approaching qualifying for a tier. A total of 1 or a handful of Rep points for a faction doesn't do much.

Awarding and recording the extra reputation seems to be open to misunderstanding in several ways, which I think is a separable issue.

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I don't know of any that are restricted by faction.

If your character is of the stated faction, they may get a minor special boon at the end. Sometimes this is not a good thing if they do badly.

They can expect the events to focus on their faction's interests and lead to visible changes in the future.

Other characters can participate for standard rewards and may well enjoy the adventure for their own reasons.

Certain adventures go in different directions based on the factions represented, so it can simplify the GM's task if players arrange beforehand which factions to play.

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edit: You must own a legal rules source for the item.

If an AP is the rules source for an item on its PFS chronicle, you must own the AP volume.

If the chronicle sheet contains complete stats for the item, that sheet is a legal source to purchase the item. If it only gives modifications to an existing item, the player must own the source for the unmodified item.

If the stats for the item only occur elsewhere in a PFS scenario, check the product thread or GM prep thread for a specific ruling.

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It very much sounds like it.

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Just 1cp from Ultimate Equipment.

Yes, the sources look almost identical.

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Adventurer's Armory has prices for standard pet rats, Alkenstar blue rats, domesticated dire rats and donkey rats, among others.

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The Society is a neutral organisation. It is not evil, nor is it good.

One faction wants to change this: the Silver Crusade.

The Exchange and Liberty's Edge have offered multiple opportunities for Pathfinder members to support private interests against the advancement of the Society's leadership. I've seen very little interest from players in those choices.

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Traits are not mentioned, so are not legal for play.

I'd be leery of Gesture Expertise as a GM. It seems very unclear how to determine whether people understand / are familiar with the system of gestures you're using.

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No, you must apply chronicles one at a time and the character must be legal at each point in his career. If you pay for retraining, those rules do allow you to take choices that you qualify for at the time you retrain.

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The spell is legal for play and should work as written. My Pharasmin priest has used it several times, and worse (he can now cast legend lore). The scenario generally won't tell the GM what the corpse knows, so the GM will have to work from her general knowledge of the situation. It seems unusual that she could give you nothing unless there is a specific note in the scenario that the spell won't get a response.

If the corpse, in life, was of the same alignment or it might expect the caster to take revenge on its killers, give it proper burial or otherwise further its interests, it might answer freely. If it would have been hostile to the caster in life, it will try the saving throw.

Some factors can prevent the spell working (such as the corpse being too badly damaged or previously raised as undead), as you quoted. "I don't know" is a valid answer to a question.

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Letomo wrote:

Does it matter if it was a level 4 character, and the scenario was played by all 1-2's?

edit: If the scenario's tier is 1-4, it can be applied as GM credit to a level 4 character who will receive rewards as if the scenario was run in subtier 3-4.

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Great news.

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Correct. He takes the encumbrance effects listed in table 7-5, including modifying his swim speed (because it is his speed: the Encumbrance by Weight section doesn't specify running speed as Encumbrance by Armor does), but there's no reason this in itself would require him to make a Swim check.

If the undine is over his heavy load to double his heavy load, he can only move 5 feet as a full-round action, as for land speed. If between double and 5 times his heavy load, he can only drag or push his load along the ground (buoyancy may be a favourable circumstance and mud may be an unfavourable one).

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Realm of the Fellnight Queen starts at a wedding.

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006400 wrote:

To elaborate with an example (because I couldn't figure out how to better phrase my answer):

Your –701 plays through #X-XX: Return to Elfland, which grants you a Boon to create an Elf. You later GM that same scenario and apply the credit to your Elf PC. It would gain the +2 to a stat of 14 or lower.

It may be the same scenario, but the copy and the credit are different sources.

Or to put it another way, the copy that allows the elf race is not a chronicle applied to the elf PC, so it doesn't prevent the character applying and benefiting from a chronicle for that scenario? It seems logical, but I'd also like it confirmed.

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Jim H wrote:
Starglim wrote:
SFS Additional Resources
So, the races are NOT legal in society play then?

The ones in Alien Archive aren't open from Additional Resources but specific boons have given access to several.

Campaign leadership seem to intend to open a wide variety of race choices (the blog has said as much), so I expect some options will be coming in not too long.

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Skarm wrote:
And then the Chronicle Sheet would make it available at lower cost, outside Fame limitations, etc...?

Generally the second, occasionally the first, sometimes with unique abilities or easier access (such as partly charged wands).

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