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Silver Crusade

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Hey guys,

Looks like my order arrived! Hooray! But it arrived without the Alien Archive 3. Can you help me out?

Thanks!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

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Hey gang, it looks like we have a count of the replays we've been granted! I seem to have 30 to burn. (My wife has 28. And it seems like those are in the same ballpark as a number of other regular players and GMs.)

Thank you!

I've got some questions about how this will actually work in practice:

1. Is our use of these going to be tracked automatically?

1a. Many of us have a number of other sources of replay, like GM stars, that aren't tracked--but for the GM stars, they're the renewable resource. We want to burn those before we burn the nonrenewable replays. If this is tracked automatically, how do we represent the use of one of these other replays?

1b. Edge cases: if the system is automatically tracking things, how do we need to change reporting to compensate? Are there any rules we should follow? (Example: GM does not want to take credit; player is replaying a scenario for no credit, but with a non-pregen character)

2. These replays are just for Pathfinder 1 (and, I presume, Pathfinder 1 Core), right? (They're just labeled Replays at the moment)

3. We're still operating under the assumption that, if we've replayed something in ages past, we cannot use the new pool of replays to replay that scenario again, right?

I started wondering about this stuff because I've got a couple of GM star replays burning a hole in my pocket, and I'd like to make sure I use them (and not these new replays) before Gencon hits. I'll probably start finding out sooner rather than later, but some official guidance would be helpful for everyone!

Silver Crusade

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Hey, there are some really awesome-looking new features! Thanks for getting us our playtest points back, and the new boons tab looks pretty spiffy.

Thou giveth and thou taketh away, however--it looks like I can't make any more (non-CORE) PFS1 characters, which is pretty frustrating for me as an IRL VO (we've been on a long crusade to get people to register their characters) but it's got to be a huge deal for the online crowd, particularly the Play by Post-ers who rely on creating characters in order to play.

Could you please bring that button back? And soon?

Silver Crusade

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Hi team,

I seem to be missing PFS scenario #10-22. It's not an emergency, thankfully, but if you could help I'd appreciate it!

Related, it does seem like the VO distribution process crapped out at some point and a lot of people are missing that scenario. When you have more than a few spare minutes it might be worth checking on.

Silver Crusade

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A bunch of us VOs don't seem to have gotten the scenario this month. Could someone fix that for us, please?

Silver Crusade

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Looks like you've emptied the store of them!

https://paizo.com/store/gaming/miniatures/miniaturesForRoleplaying/pathfind erMiniatures

It's no problem for me personally--I can buy individual minis from someone else. I was just curious what was going on on your end.

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

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Oh no! Hats! You shouldn't have! D:

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

This sounds like a fun little romp. More goblins... I don't mind, but they're kind of being levered in everywhere. It doesn't feel very organic. Still, Dragbog seems fun and it's nice to see Dolok Darkfur and Nelket again! The centaur chieftain seems to really love kohl. Probably helps with the glare.

I have one request for authors or Paizo staff, even though they're the same in this case: could you pretty please list the tile IDs when you're using maps made out of map tiles? It would be really amazingly helpful, and the whole point of having those IDs on the tiles is so that you can list them in the adventure and save the players from digging through all 84 of their tiles to find the right ones. :)

For the record, it looks like we're using:

F00/05B ... F00/01B ... F01/04B

F00/31B ... F00/02B ... F01/01B

F00/17A ... F00/13A ... F00/40A

Separately, we have yet another different mechanic for putting out fires... previous users of create water may be disappointed that they can't just use that spell to put out a square. At least this one saves us the hassle of tracking squares and spreading flames! Seems solid, but the inconsistency with past fires will probably confuse some players.

All in all, I'm looking forward to it. It looks like this might run a bit short?

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

I'm winding my way through this scenario. It sounds interesting--makes me wish I'd had a chance to play or run The Hao Jin Cataclysm, though!

Some interesting characters. Is there a way I'm missing for the players to understand that Aislynn is responsible? (I know, I know, it's not uncommon. But it seems like an important tie-in here.)

A note to GMs: prep the stat blocks for this one in advance. If I'm reading things right, Lin Fen Hai's low subtier attack with her sword is 3 points too low. The high-subtier Onhae Guards statblock doesn't have a two-weapon fighting entry, although they're built as two-weapon fighters. In neither tier does the stat block for the guards include two weapons, so I'm making an assumption that's how they're supposed to be played.

Props on bringing a Silver Squall in--interesting that it neither uses the quick resolution nor the verbal duel rules as recommended, but rather a third solution. I'm not a fan of this system but it seems like the right choice for the scenario.

Silver Crusade

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Well, that's an interesting bug. I posted in the PbP forum as an alias (familiar) and then as the primary character, and the posts appeared out of order with the post by a character being back-dated by about 3 minutes.

I tried to fix it by deleting the latter post, but it turns out I can't delete the post.

Any idea what's going on here?

I then posted an OOC note about the accident in post order that is blinking in and out of existence as I reload the page... but it seems to have finally stuck, so I'm less worried about that one.

Silver Crusade

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Hey guys,

I finally got a chance to dig through my September order and it looks like the flip-mats I received were both damaged.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/QPnffkSKYVr5RAR18

Two things: first, something that was going on seems to be damaging these flip mats in the same way. Are you or the manufacturer misaligning these things under a press, or just sitting heavy things on them after they're done? If you have a pattern of these things, you might want to look into it. If you don't, then don't! :)

Second, as far as I'm concerned, Wizard's Dungeon is probably fine, but I'm worried about Ghost Ship since it looks like it's delaminating. Think you guys can help me out with it?

Silver Crusade

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Everything else seems to be able to charge my credit card just fine, including Paizo subscriptions, but the Paizo website is failing to process an order for a couple of the new Concordance pins. Could someone take a look at that at some point and let me know what's going wrong, please?

Thanks!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

I'm looking into running this and giving it a skim, and one question comes to mind: how should one pronounce Stuinvolk?

(The crappy German speaker in me has an opinion, but I'm not sure it's a good one.)

Silver Crusade

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My wife and I had a disagreement about how this works, and the example isn't helping!

Step 4: Four Free Ability Boosts
After you’ve chosen your character’s ancestry and
background, you have four free ability boosts you can
assign to her ability scores as you see fit. These represent
your character’s variety of experiences growing up
before she became an adventurer.

I read this as meaning that at level 1, if I wanted a dwarf to multiclass into wizard, I'd be able to drop a bunch of ability boosts into Intelligence until he (or she) qualified.

My wife doesn't think you can, based on this, though:
When your character receives an ability boost, the rules
indicate whether it must be applied to a specific ability
score or one of two scores, or whether it is a “free” ability
boost that can be applied to any ability score of your
choice. When you gain multiple ability boosts at the same
time, you must apply each one to a different score.

Has anyone heard anything official one way or the other?

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

I'm looking forward to this, but I have a lore question. Did you (author, developer, etc.) have any particular lore in mind for the grippli tribes? I mean, just stuff as simple as a tribe name and a quick description would be cool for consistency's sake and worldbuilding. I can make my own up, but I always like to get lore from the source(s) when I can. :)

Silver Crusade

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I'm entirely confused about how this is happening, but here goes.

I made a post here. It's not got the most complicated formatting, but I wrote it on my laptop, previewed it, and everything seemed to look fine. I posted it, and everything still looked fine.

I later spotted it on my Android phone using Chrome (a Pixel 2 XL, if you care; I'm not sure it matters, but stranger things have happened.) The formatting generally worked, but the underline formatting did not.

I'm not sure how this even happens, where the BBcode is parsed in one browser but not in another, but it seems to be happening to me. My phone shouldn't be able to see the bbcode to begin with, I'd thought.

What on earth is going on?

Silver Crusade

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What're my options?

Pictures of my poor CRB

Silver Crusade

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Can someone check it out and see if this is actually how it's supposed to be shipped, please?

Silver Crusade

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On the recently-rebranded Digital Content page, the Mark All as Downloaded link reloads the page but doesn't mark anything as downloaded. It's been broken for a few months, but now that I look, I don't really see a bug report for it, so I made one. Apologies if you already know about this!

If you could fix it, though, that would be useful for those of us with hundreds of things in our list. Managing those downloads is a pain! Especially when we don't care about having things broken out by chapters.

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

This seems suitably epic for a 5-9, with suitably dire implications should the PCs fail. I'm really looking forward to running it.

A couple of observations:

Lieutenant Riko's main tactic is trivially negated. With no built-in 5'-range melee attack the whole "reach weapon with disruptive" thing doesn't really work all that well unless she dimension doors directly above a target, 10' up, so she threatens a 25' x 25' square at ground level. I'm not sure that many GMs are going to consider that an option, especially given the tactics, which seem to argue against effective positioning. That leaves the PCs with a relatively easy "take a 5' step to avoid the disruption" challenge.

Reach weapons work best when you force people to walk through them, especially on a combat reflexes build, but teleporting into the middle of the group will almost certainly negates their one advantage for poor Riko, who will probably not survive a round. And the disruptive ability should never come up in a 5-9 because at that point, the players should know to 5' step out of the threatened area before casting.

Separately from the fine work of the author, I'm a little disappointed in the chronicle sheet. We've seen the capstone scenarios for the Scarab Sages, Sovereign Court, and Dark Archive, and they've all had really excellent scenarios and really cool rewards on the chronicle sheet. I was hoping we'd see something similarly awesome for the Silver Crusade, but... sad trombone. The scenario lives up to the hype, but the chronicle sheet is incredibly mundane.

The weapon boon even seems specifically specced to not work with 8-99's, which seems like a missed opportunity. Just another chronicle sheet that will barely get any use, I guess!

Anyway, that sounds more negative than I actually intended it to be. There's a nice mix of social stuff and combat, and you've found a clever way to incentivize the PCs to care about their fellow intelligent creatures. It should be fun!

Silver Crusade

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It looks like the address has the P in organizedPlay capitalized as per camelcase, but since the site is case-sensitive (I don't actually remember whether this is a new development or not) it sort of 404s. In practice it just redirects you to the paizo.com index page.

The link in the main site header seems to be correct.

I'm sure this was reported elsewhere, but it's been a couple months so I thought I'd mention it again.

Silver Crusade

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I'm apparently a VL now (not sure how that one managed to slip through the censors!) and I'm just starting to realize that I'm still getting charged for PFS scenarios. If that's the case, can you guys cancel my PFS subscription, please?

Thanks!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

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Thank you for getting this out there! I'm looking forward to both, but I know there are a lot of people especially looking forward to the new faction.

I'm jumping through some hoops to download the new files since the download page seems to be misbehaving--so I might have missed something somewhere. Do you have any more information on how the free change to the Concordance will work? (Or is it covered in the Guide?) For example:

- Do you keep your existing faction journal card bonuses?

- Are characters able to switch for the duration of the season or do they need to change faction immediately prior to the next time they're played?

(etc?)

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

This looks like a lot of fun. Lots of callbacks to old scenarios... halfway through I thought I was reading the Dalsine Affair.

That map, though... looks like it's a minimum of 9 feet 4 inches, by 6 feet 4 inches? That's big. Like, Season 1 big. I don't think I'm printing this one!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

I'm curious whether there's any (acceptable) way to validate someone's ownership of a PFS ID (which is now called an organized play ID) or the characters underneath that ID.

A nice consolation prize would be a way to validate the existence of the ID/character, similar to the API used by the reporting interface.

In particular I'm looking for technical solutions for a web project I'm working on.

I believe the answer is no, but you never know for sure until you ask!

Silver Crusade

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Hello!

Sorry to be a pain, but I seem to have a shipping malfunction. Everything from order arrived, but poor Keskodai, the Amphisbaena, and the minotaur cleric were all broken in transit. Can you folks help?

Happy to provide photos as necessary...

Thanks!

Silver Crusade

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Looks like my copy of AP 122 had a page folded during production, and it was subsequently bound into the book in the folded state:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/z34ZVV66ZGYY61X23

Anything you can do to help?

Silver Crusade

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I guess I'm not the only one with one of these problems?

Anyway, the back of the binding's come loose from the pages on my limited edition SF CRB I am pretty sure:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/GgdsOvIxoZyvkpih1

Am I seeing this right? (I am no expert on bookbindings)

And if so, is there anything you guys can do to help me out with this?

Silver Crusade

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Hrm. Some of our pawns--basically everything on the Lashunta sheet (page 10 in the PDF)--got misprinted. The cutting looked right but the print was crooked and so most of the pawns on that sheet have their names, symbols, and feet chopped off. Is this something we have any shot at getting fixed? We don't even need the full pawn set, but I have no idea if you have any way of addressing it without replacing the whole set. :(

Assuming it's just us and not the entire print run, anyway! I have no idea what the scope is. Hopefully just us!

(It's a pretty awesome set, by the way. Big fan of it, everything is very nice and the icons are pretty neat. I like having the ships!)

Silver Crusade

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*edit* Context! Context is important!

I've recently earned my fourth GM star for Pathfinder Society. I've been told I need to get in touch with you guys get the relevant 4-star-only scenarios added to my account. Can you help, please?

Thanks!

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

I'm very excited to run this one. It looks fun! Also: goblins. And goblin songs.

Some interesting observations:

This month we see "Organized Play #" instead of "Pathfinder Society #". Tied to a certain effort lurking in the background unannounced, I suppose!

Hmmmmm, mutations. Looks like I need to put together a list.

Silver Crusade

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I just signed up for all of the Starfinder subscriptions, but my orders page is erroring out whenever I try to access it. If one of you lovely people could confirm that the correct items have been removed, I would be very grateful!

Silver Crusade

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Broken feeds break feedreaders, at least mine. :( If someone could add a feed ID (probably equal to the feed URL?) to the template I think that would solve the validation issues. I know I would greatly appreciate it!

Examples:
(1), (2), (3)

Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

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Hooray, an experiment! I'm pretty excited about the prospect of a 1-5 series of quests that's replayable by first-level characters. The quests themselves look like fun, too!

Note: despite whatever the PDF tells you, this quest arc isn't replayable by higher-level characters, only by level 1s. Don't trust the PDF! It lies!

I'm only partway through reading this for my game Saturday, so here are some partial observations, and I'll leave more as I find them.

First quest, Fragments
Page 7: it looks as though A2 and A3 have been misplaced on the map. A2 is obviously a hallway and not the big sitting room thing, but there are two options. It looks like A2 is the right hallway, and A3 shouldn't be in the bottom-left, it should be in the bottom-right corner.

  • The scenario says that the southeastern corner of the area has seen less hot bear action than the rest of the estate, and the note for A2 says that there are doors north, south, and west.
  • Furthermore I'm guessing that the A2 hallway is intended to have a door south into A3. It looks like the office is in the bottom right, not bottom left.
  • This looks like it also better fits the trap, which would catch people not just in front of the door to the south but also to either side of the door.

  • Silver Crusade

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    Hah, apparently I can't read. Zarmangarof looks pretty awesome. Glad to see all the grey maidens, too.

    Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

    I'm just starting to prep this, so maybe I'll have some more to say later tonight. It sounds like fun, though!

    One observation from extracting images to print: that is a very.... interesting crop on Qalkami's portrait.

    Regarding Pahu: any thoughts on how to present them?

    Also, any thoughts from the author or developers on just how obvious we should be about the boon from Fires of Karamoss, and what to do if a PC tries to do the obvious thing--trade it for a bunch of money? I'm inclined to be up-front about it with the players since most of them will probably have forgotten all about it at this point. The question of why it's not actually worth any money to the PCs themselves seems like something that will be more difficult to describe without breaking the fourth wall.

    Silver Crusade

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    Hello!

    Curse of the Crimson Throne challenges here. After the limited edition was announced, I followed instructions and got confirmation that my regular edition preorder was canceled. As it turns out, though, I got charged for both and I received both in my subscription. Anything I can do?

    FYI, please don't duplicate effort, I sent an email about this and forwarded the confirmation email on Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 3:51 PM.

    Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

    I just downloaded mine, and instead of a single, pretty card, I got a sheet of 10 less-attractive cards. Sigh!

    Tastes may differ, so perhaps there's nothing to be done about my opinions on the new design. But why do we get 10 of these? I don't think I've ever seen anyone use more than one of the suckers, and that's going to be a LOT of wasted ink.

    Is there any way to just get one of them instead of 10 in the download?

    Silver Crusade

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    Just putting this here in addition to my question here since it occurs to me this is your preferred format for CS inquiries, yeah?

    My subscription order had a pre-backorder Beginner Box in it initially and now it has a post-backorder Beginner Box in it, which is kind of sad for me because I'm hoping to get Ultimate Intrigue before my con this weekend so I have something to read. (Yeah, I know, wishful thinking. *twiddles fingers*) I don't know for sure but I think this is a bad sign for my shipping date?

    Anyway, when you have a moment, could you please poke the appropriate switches so that I don't have to wait until July for my shiny new Paizo hardcover? It would be ever-so-much appreciated.

    Thanks!

    Silver Crusade

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    I'm prepping for a higher-level PFS scenario and I want to make sure I've got my bases covered with classes I may see PCs playing--so please humor me if this is a dumb one. I searched and found nothin'.

    I've found SRMcF's post on Parry and Riposte as an attack of opportunity and I've read the PRD text on the ability, but I'm still left with a question about OP&R: I feel that if you are blind, in an area of darkness through which you cannot see, or for some other reason you can't see your attacker (invisibility?) and the attacker has concealment from you, then the miss chance would be applied to your initial OP&R roll. It seems pretty clear that it would apply to the attack you can optionally make as an immediate action; I'm not asking about that.

    The rules on this one seem a little unclear; there's no requirement that the swashbuckler even be aware of the attack, for example. I personally would run it that way (you need to be aware of the attack) if it weren't for the whole PFS deal. But it's kindasorta an attack of opportunity, which makes me think that reasonable limits or penalties on an attack of opportunity would also apply to this first roll. But then, it doesn't say that you're making an attack of opportunity against the target specifically, just that you compare results... sigh, gray areas.

    I guess one way to look at it is, on the initial OP&R roll, do you allow the swashbuckler to benefit from flanking? If so, that suggests that the OP&R check targets the attacking creature and penalties as well as bonuses would apply. If not, that suggests that it's an independent check and penalties like concealment would also not apply.

    Silver Crusade

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    Ever since the Humble Bundle, none of Paizo's RSS feeds have been working in Feedly. When I tell Feedly to go add them, it says they cannot be found, while viewing them directly in the browser still displays well-formed XML--I would expect it to be fine.

    It gets a little stranger, though: while investigating what might be going on, I found that the Paizo servers are returning 404s for some types of requests and 200 for other requests of the same URL. Default wget fails while default curl works.

    wget headers:
    (bash): wget -d "http://paizo.com/paizo/blog&xml=atom"
    DEBUG output created by Wget 1.16.1 on linux-gnu.

    URI encoding = ‘UTF-8’
    --2016-03-11 15:50:59-- http://paizo.com/paizo/blog&xml=atom
    Resolving paizo.com (paizo.com)... 207.115.69.198
    Caching paizo.com => 207.115.69.198
    Connecting to paizo.com (paizo.com)|207.115.69.198|:80... connected.
    Created socket 3.
    Releasing 0x00005599a2c57fe0 (new refcount 1).

    ---request begin---
    GET /paizo/blog&xml=atom HTTP/1.1
    User-Agent: Wget/1.16.1 (linux-gnu)
    Accept: */*
    Accept-Encoding: identity
    Host: paizo.com
    Connection: Keep-Alive

    ---request end---
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response...
    ---response begin---
    HTTP/1.1 404 File Not Found
    Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 20:54:29 GMT
    Server: Apache
    Vary: User-Agent
    content-length: 99
    Cache-Control: no-cache, private, no-store, must-revalidate, max-age=0
    Expires: Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT
    pragma: no-cache
    MS-Author-Via: DAV
    Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=500
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Content-Type: text/html

    ---response end---
    404 File Not Found
    Registered socket 3 for persistent reuse.
    Skipping 99 bytes of body: [<html><body><strong>The requested application was not found on this server.</strong></body></html>
    ] done.
    2016-03-11 15:50:59 ERROR 404: File Not Found.

    curl headers:
    (bash): curl -Ivs "http://paizo.com/paizo/blog&xml=atom"
    * Trying 207.115.69.198...
    * Connected to paizo.com (207.115.69.198) port 80 (#0)
    > HEAD /paizo/blog&xml=atom HTTP/1.1
    > Host: paizo.com
    > User-Agent: curl/7.43.0
    > Accept: */*
    >
    < HTTP/1.1 200 Apple
    HTTP/1.1 200 Apple
    < Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:00:56 GMT
    Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:00:56 GMT
    < Server: Apache
    Server: Apache
    < cache-control: private
    cache-control: private
    < cache-control: no-cache
    cache-control: no-cache
    < cache-control: no-store
    cache-control: no-store
    < cache-control: must-revalidate
    cache-control: must-revalidate
    < cache-control: max-age=0
    cache-control: max-age=0
    < expires: Fri, 11-Mar-2016 18:00:45 GMT
    expires: Fri, 11-Mar-2016 18:00:45 GMT
    < pragma: no-cache
    pragma: no-cache
    < content-length: 386811
    content-length: 386811
    < MS-Author-Via: DAV
    MS-Author-Via: DAV
    < Content-Type: application/atom+xml
    Content-Type: application/atom+xml

    <
    * Connection #0 to host paizo.com left intact

    I'm not absolutely sure what's going on, but it strikes me as odd that for one of these two requests, the site returns an "application not found" error.

    Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

    This one looks like fun. You actually get to do some archaeology!

    A couple of questions... I'm going to be slowly prepping this over the course of the week so I'm sure I'll have a few more.

    1. What's the effect of the wards in A8? It's mentioned in A8 that a PC may be affected by a compulsion effect that triggers on entering A9, but the actual effect appears to be missing, and it seems like it's a little important!

    There's a fascination effect that could easily be classified as a compulsion effect in A9, but it's got its own separate save and triggering effect and it doesn't make sense for the A8 wards to interact with it.

    2. What's the origin of the corpse in A8? Corpse makes it sound as though there's flesh on those bones, which would be a little much for a Jistkan. Was it intended to be another dead Chelish soldier, whose comrade was lost in A7?

    Silver Crusade

    Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    There are a number of new spells in Arcane Anthologies which are on the Alchemist's extract list, but which cannot possibly target the alchemist. For example, the Full Pouch spell is listed as Alchemist 2, but the target is 1 object touched. There's at least 3 or 4 others with similar problems.

    I've theorycrafted alchemists before but haven't yet played one, so... am I missing something here? I thought alchemist spells could only target the alchemist.

    Silver Crusade

    Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    I'm trying for one of each of the limited release prepainted minis.

    I'm attempting to place my order in Opera--I think it is currently using the same version of Blink as Chrome v45--and Opera is blocking the order confirmation page because the site is mixing HTTP and HTTPS content:

    Opera wrote:
    Mixed Content: The page at 'https://secure.paizo.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Store.woa/wa/checkout' was loaded over HTTPS, but requested an insecure stylesheet 'http://paizo.com/include/stylesheet.css'. This request has been blocked; the content must be served over HTTPS.

    I ordered successfully with Opera on Wednesday evening.

    Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

    I've read through this a couple times and it sounds pretty awesome. Good work!

    I have one question so far:

    On page 11:
    There's a note reading,

    "These carrion golems carry filth fever, as is typical for carrion golems."

    However, the 3-4 statblock has an ability that reads:

    Spray of Gore (Su): When a carrion golem is destroyed, its innards explode in a hot spray from the gap where its head should rest. Anyone within a 30-foot cone takes 3d6 points of fire damage (Reflex DC 14 half). This ability replaces the Plague Carrier ability.

    As far as I can tell, the Plague Carrier ability just means that the golems spread a disease--usually filth fever. How should we handle this? Should we treat the golems as diseased, or not?

    Silver Crusade 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

    Normally I just get to read what everyone else has written, but I had some questions about this one and thought I'd start the thread. This looks like a fun one to run. I'm looking forward to it.

    About that timeline handout...:
    Does anyone happen to have the correct ages handy? Malikeen of Wanshou, Savior of Dallo seems to have lived for -2 years. It sounds like she was intended to die in her infancy, as a toddler of the ripe old age of 2 perhaps? Both dates are repeated above and below, so there's no obviously accurate fix. It's easy to swap the two dates, but if Scott or a Paizo-ite can tell us the "real" dates I don't want to contradict something in the concluding scenario. :)

    A map question:
    There's an alarm in the Haraka Shrine/Crypt, but it's not right in front of the entrance. Is that a mistake? I think it should be one square lower, to the south, in front of the entrance. Or is that mucking with the scenario too much?

    An observation?:
    Don't forget the status effect on that candle, the PCs should all know what's going on with their comrades for the duration of the scenario, and they should know not just that something has happened after they see the visions in the candle, but that Bakten is dead or dying. Not to mention that the candle's link should end as soon as Bakten dies. I think this partially contradicts some of the non-box text that says "The PCs have no way of learning this information in this scenario."

    Silver Crusade

    Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    Hello! I got my second box and like everyone else, I got the Wrath of the Righteous ACG instead of the Monster Codex Pawns. Can you help me out? Danke schön.

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