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Iammars wrote:

This scenario will not be made publicly available for a year. During that time, access will only be provided to GMs who are running the scenarios at approved conventions. After next year's GenCon this will become available for public purchase.

If you're running it at a convention and you don't have access to it yet, talk with your convention organizer.

Thanks, this is a sanctioned Convention. I'll contact the organizer.


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It is now after GenCon. I assume it was made available then. It is not yet available here. I am GMing at a con in early November so I need to start reading. Any idea when Paizo will release this module here?


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Captain Morgan wrote:
The Svens wrote:

One of my favorite tests of a skill system is to look at grappling. I loved the PF 1 version. very simple and rewarded investment.

I tried the grapple and push checks and the book said to use the monster's athletics check. I looked in the Beastiary and found athletics of 2 for some creatures and 17 for others. So what I thought was, Use the table on 337 at the default of high then add the athletics bonus to get a DC.
So to grapple an orc warrior Level 1 with an athletics bonus of +6. I would get: 14 from the table + 6 athletics = 20.
Is this correct?

No. When you grapple someone, you roll athletics against their fortitude save. This is explicitly called out in the Grapple action. An orc has a +4 fort save, so it has a fort DC of 14.

If the orc grapples you, and you want to use a Break Grapple action, you roll athletics against his athletic DC. The orc has +6 athletics, which means the DC you need to beat is 16.

When it says "roll against X DC," it usually means "The Bonus to X thing +10." So my stealth DC is my stealth bonus+10. My Perception DC is my perception bonus+10. etc.

...Also, you thought grappling was simple in PF1? Most folks needed a literal flow chart to make sense of it.

Ah, The X + 10 is what I needed. Much easier. thanks!!


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One of my favorite tests of a skill system is to look at grappling. I loved the PF 1 version. very simple and rewarded investment.
I tried the grapple and push checks and the book said to use the monster's athletics check. I looked in the Beastiary and found athletics of 2 for some creatures and 17 for others. So what I thought was, Use the table on 337 at the default of high then add the athletics bonus to get a DC.
So to grapple an orc warrior Level 1 with an athletics bonus of +6. I would get: 14 from the table + 6 athletics = 20.
Is this correct?