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-Pokes nose back into thread.-

Glad you're doing better Bob. Best wishes.

Happy holiday or your choosing everybody.

Life is busy and life is good.

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baron arem heshvaun wrote:

By that logic I need to move back to LA for 15 years to even myself out.

I'm not sure I can dye my hair blonde again.

You have hair, so no sympathy.

And I like the Dayton area, but that's probably because I work on the Air Base and don't have to put up with the local job market. Hey, are you an engineer or a med tech? Cause the Air Force always has engineer and med tech jobs for civilians around here.

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Matthew Morris wrote:
Usual Suspect wrote:
We live an hour from Origins and 90 minutes from Gen Con here in Dayton Ohio. Its just plain hard to beat that.

Well except that it's Dayton... :P

Besides we need more GMs in Columbus. Unfortunately all the stores seem to be on the west side, and I just don't have the time/resources to organize at stores like Packrat or Guardtower. Heck I'm trying to find people to start PFS in Newark. :-)

Shush you!

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We live an hour from Origins and 90 minutes from Gen Con here in Dayton Ohio. Its just plain hard to beat that.

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The expanded Dayton area has several local stores that support PFS, work isn't too bad depending on your job skills, and my home group will be looking for a new GM. :D

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GM Runescarred Dragon wrote:

Honestly, I think the desperate need for healing is only really a thing for the first couple levels.

It's nice of course, but not essential.

In my opinion at least.

You just have to be able to spend for potions and scrolls to get around the healing issue.

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Stephen Blackwaters (aka Pixie Boy): male human witch, worked as an escort at the Pixie's Kitten until mugged and badly cut up 5 years ago. Grew up an orphan at Turandarok.

Irishish Imonini: half-giant psychic warrior, dock worker who hates boats. Grew up an orphan at Turandarok after being found adrift in the Varisian gulf after the hurricane of 4687.

Pickles: gnome bard, came to Sandpoint to see the Swallowtail festival and got caught in the excitement.

Boomer Tander: human alchemist, works for his half-elven father part time at Bottled Solutions.

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45 points! What point buy do you use for NPCs (including the BBEG)?

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Awakened gorilla. Six levels in wilder (Ult Psionics). Spends his days plotting against a high level ifrit sorcerer with the fire bloodline.

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Awakened deinonychus. Six levels in bard with the skill focus feat (profession: child care).

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Awakened dog. Six levels in investigator. Joins a party of four teenagers in old Taldor.

Also works with an awakened shark.

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Reporting on the scenario: The Conclusion section does not include information on how to report (at least that I can find). What are the requirements to mark blocks A through D?

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Excellent idea. I may have to do something similar if I ever run a full campaign again.

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Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Chief Cook and Bottlewasher wrote:
Lissa Guillet wrote:

...

Most painful stage for me was going up a bra size in 4-5 weeks as my first symptom of pregnancy....

O.O

Wow.

if I needed the toilet during the night, I had to cup them and walk slowly or it hurt too much. :)

O_o Ouch.

Why do I have a feeling that the only thing that bothered you more than the pain and discomfort was the unwanted attention from some people?

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The Doomkitten wrote:

Well.

Coming out happened.

I don't know if what happened during it added up to make it a bad one, or a good one, but I guess I'll summarize.

** spoiler omitted **...

It takes some time to sink in. Hopefully he'll come around to fully understand; but never doubt yourself just because somebody doesn't quite understand yet.

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I have suffered huge burnout as a GM for home games. I finally just refused to GM for long periods of time so I could recharge the batteries. Currently the only GMing I do is for Society play because I've lucked into a plethora of home games I can play in. Maybe in a few more years I'll rebuild my home campaign, but for now I much prefer to be a player at home.

And yet I keep buying all the stuff I need to GM. Cause world building is its own fun.

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442. Because it CAN get better than this.

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Yeah, I'll agree that you're lucky as all hell Gaberlunzie. The few LGBTQA gaming friends that I have I found out they weren't straight years later. We were all so damned scared to admit we weren't hetero that none of us even realized we had friends that we could relate too. Now we're scattered all across the globe.

It was the '80s and admitting you weren't hetro cis was a social death sentence.

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Why in the world is True Dragons of Absalon a 5 Star only scenario? It isn't that hard to run (I ran it at GenCon). Is it because they want to keep the chronicle sheet limited or something?

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I turned 50 this year and the maturity range of my characters varies from a young adult Ifrit who is barely mature enough to be adventuring with his human counterparts to a venerable gnome who probably should be retired but just won't quit. I design a character concept and fit the age to that character.

I would say that more of my characters are teen to twenty something (or the equivalent) than any other group; but they certainly cover the entire gambit of age groups even now.

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Kobold sorcerer born into a tribe of barbarians and brutes. Strikes out to learn enough magic in the outside world to force his tribe to rise above their brutish ways and take their place as a civilized race.

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TheMonocleRogue wrote:

I've been wanting to do a game based off a popular manga series. Everyone plays as a summoner, their name has to be that of a famous American musician, and their eidolon's name has to be the name of one of that musician's top singles. The plot revolves around fighting other summoners like them.

Ring any bells?

Monocle, my son would love you. He's a huge fan of that series.

Liz Courts wrote:

My (current) bucket list

Quote:


  • Council of Thieves Adventure Path (Pathfinder RPG, Golarion): All-tiefling party for this AP.
  • ...

    Liz, I would be first in line to play in this one. Loved Council, love the struggle of being a tiefling in a well run game.

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    I just got i vited to play i a Pathfinder game based on a Sailor Moon concept. I have to turn it down cause I'm already in 5 home games and attend PFS games up to 5 times a month.

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    Benjamin Razidlo wrote:

    Dear Mr. Keaton,

    Thanks for the help. I've found a link to the local officers using your advice and I've asked them to point me toward any local groups.

    We are planning on moving to Dayton in a year since I've been working at Wright-Pat for the last few years. Maybe we'll see you around some time.

    Thanks again,
    Ben

    Mr. Keaton? Interesting. I guess that makes me Bat-Man. :)

    Glad to hear you will be moving to the Dayton area next year. I manage PFS games at the Bookery game store near the base, and work on base in Area A. Look forward to meeting you eventually.

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    Irontruth wrote:
    Usual Suspect wrote:
    Irontruth wrote:

    I did that one year. After GM'ing for 10 hours on Saturday, I happened across a game of Werewolf about 11:30PM (the mafia game, not the RPG). Luckily I had no events scheduled for Sunday, because I didn't get done playing until about 5:30 PM the next day.

    I got really good at Werewolf that day.

    What year was that? I helped run Werewolf last year and the year before; working the midnight to 4 AM shift (which never ended before 5 or 5:30).

    2012. Note, I said 5:30 pm. I played werewolf games for about 18 hours (I took a break to go take a shower and eat some food)... after GM'ing games all day Saturday.

    Liz Courts wrote:
    Lissa Guillet wrote:
    Rule #1, Liz is always the werewolf.

    LIES AND SLANDER.

    >.>
    <.<
    If I come to PaizoCon, can we play Werewolf?

    Okay, I wasn't there in 2012. My wife was thought, and running Are you a Werewolf all night.

    And I am not the werewolf either, though I'm still not sure about Liz.

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    Irontruth wrote:

    I did that one year. After GM'ing for 10 hours on Saturday, I happened across a game of Werewolf about 11:30PM (the mafia game, not the RPG). Luckily I had no events scheduled for Sunday, because I didn't get done playing until about 5:30 PM the next day.

    I got really good at Werewolf that day.

    What year was that? I helped run Werewolf last year and the year before; working the midnight to 4 AM shift (which never ended before 5 or 5:30).

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    My son and his friends call me "Dark Oracle" and ask for gaming advice.

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    pH unbalanced wrote:
    Usual Suspect wrote:

    Next year y'all just need to look me up on day one. I had 100 of each as early as Wed evening, and still have a few if somebody missed out, but it's hard to pass them out when you're tied to the GM table. I passed about half of them off to the Paizo booth Thursday Afternoon as they hadn't been able to get any yet. They managed to get a bundle on Friday though and had them at the counter the rest of the con I believe.

    And I spent most of the Con by the Paizo booth running Card Game demos. The only time I really got away was for the specials, which was a particularly bad time to be looking for anyone.

    So this time it just wasn't meant to be...

    Next year any of us that will be there Wednesday evening need to plan on meeting for diner.

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    Ulfen Death Squad wrote:
    I will try to bring other items for snacks and stuff. I also have a friend who used to play pfs that usually bakes cookies and other treats to sell at conventions for charities. I could try getting some from her before leaving.

    I also had my snack packed to have at my table. The one complaint I would have is the lack of a break between morning and afternoon slots. But even that was managable.

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    UDS, as somebody that can only afford GenCon as a volunteer I can honestly say that I had a blast this year. Its well worth it.

    Something else to know. Outside the specials paizo tries to limit how many senarios you run so that you don't burn out preping 7 to 8 scenarios. I ran three specials and one other scenario as a tier 1 GM this year; and yeah that was rough but I made sure my tables had fun. It did mean I was slotted for the same scenario 5 times but that was cool. I wound up playing twice when HQ released exess GMs. So I only ran two games that didn't earn a chronicle sheet.

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    Benjamin,

    I highly recommend looking up the Venture Officers for your area. There are a lot of Pathfinder Society games in your area.

    Ventur Officers

    If you were a little closer to the Dayton area I'd recommend you join us at some of our local events, but Columbus has quite a few games much closer to you with several good GMs that are used to GMing for kids as well as adults.

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    I've had a few people walk up to me in book stores and ask me about my immortal soul or something like that. I replied by pointing at myself and saying, "atheist" and shrugging. They leave you alone after that.

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    pH unbalanced wrote:
    Usual Suspect wrote:
    Okay, it's the week after Gen Con. Did everybody survive?
    I think so...but I think it'll be another week before I catch up on my sleep. I had a fabulous time, but I'm sorry I missed running into you (knowingly, at least).

    I was at table Black 4 on Thursday and Friday. On table Black 10 Saturday afternoon and evening. I think you would have known it was me cause I was wearing both a Gaymer and an Ally ribbon; so it would have come up in conversation.

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    The ə! wrote:
    {looks around at all the duplicate Freeholds} I thought you were Bobby da Costa, not Jamie Madrox? ;)

    ROTFLMAO

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    pH unbalanced wrote:
    Judy Bauer wrote:

    Just got back from Gen Con—it was awesome to see so many folks wearing "gaymer" or "ally" ribbons on their convention badges. Thanks for helping us LGBT and allied gamers increase our visibility and build a sense of community, Tabletop Gaymers!

    [Edit: Fixed the link.]

    They were so popular I wasn't able to find one for myself until Saturday. Fortunately I'd asked Chris Self for one the day before when I was picking up my subscriptions, and so he saved one for me.

    Next year y'all just need to look me up on day one. I had 100 of each as early as Wed evening, and still have a few if somebody missed out, but it's hard to pass them out when you're tied to the GM table. I passed about half of them off to the Paizo booth Thursday Afternoon as they hadn't been able to get any yet. They managed to get a bundle on Friday though and had them at the counter the rest of the con I believe.

    Of course I didn't go over to Scotty's because I'm just not much of a partier; so it's my fault for not being a good advertiser Wednesday evening. Next year I'll try and buck up a little bravery and plunge into the social setting.

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    Okay, it's the week after Gen Con. Did everybody survive?

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    Lissa Guillet wrote:
    So a bit of good news. My insurance has approved SRS and I'm just awaiting a date. It only took 15 years. =)

    Congratulations Lissa.

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    Maps finished, pawns sorted, dice assembled, books sorted. Time to pack it all up and be ready to leave in the morning.

    Wish me luck; and look for me at scenario 7-02 (Six Seconds to Midnight).

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    I get blamed for everything. :-(

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    Will there be an update to Siege of Serpents?

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    Banging head on desk waiting for room information.

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    Agreed on Rob Liefeld.

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    I hate halflings and like gnomes & dwarves because the later two can do anything the former one can, but better. There is no point to tolken ripped off hobbits when they don't have their own special niche.

    I love RP over combat. Combat is actually kinda boring.

    I prefer R-rated and adult gaming to Disney flavored PG and G rated games.

    There is not enough misogyny to fight against in the game. Why are slavery, bondage, and murder the only habits of bad guys in Pathfinder? Some times bad guys should be all around bad guys and not simple and easy to spot bad guys.

    I hate the concept of drow being black skinned elves with super powers. Why can't drow just be evil elves who's skin color doesn't matter. That's scarier. Then you have to actually figure them out like any other race.

    And I hate the destruction of the Shadow Lodge. Why y'all hatin' on us?

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    Mike said yesterday that room info is being processed now. We should have it this weekend.

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    Okay, I think I've officially reached excited. The wife is telling me to quit pinging.

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    UndeadMitch wrote:
    Thanks, I just get nervous about the details. I figured everything was good, but was just checking. Thanks again for responding!

    Me too. And I'm thrilled to hear that the process is being worked now. Thanks Mike and co. for your patience with us. :)

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    Okay, I'm still waiting for my hotel information to drop from Paizo; and I know that they're probably waiting for all the room information from the managers at Gen Con. Does anybody remember how late room information was sent out last year? Seven days, man. Come on, please???

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    Lord Snow wrote:
    Irontruth wrote:
    Lord Snow wrote:

    Not going to be able to make it :(

    Does Paizo have any exciting announcements it is going to be delivering? They won't be telling us about the next AP, right? that's a bit early...

    I know it's a very long trip for you, but I'd highly recommend it. Maybe include it as part of a larger trip to the US?

    ...

    Can't make it because I'll be trekking across the Indian himalaya range during most of August. Not that bad a tradeoff :)

    But yeah, getting to a GenCon is certainly on my to-do list. Plan is to eventually clear an entire summer to do all the big cons and travel around some. I'll get there one day.

    Honestly, I'd rather trek the Himalaya range too; even if I wasn't stressed because that sounds way cool.

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    Robyn LA VC - Retired wrote:

    Use to do 8 different scenario preps for Gencon. Not something I would like to do anymore.

    I thought they tried to limit the number of preps that GMs had to do by having repeat scenarios for GMs.

    Or did you ask for different scenarios for all slots?

    (looking foward to returning to the con after a 2 year absence)

    I slotted myself for three evening specials, then I'm scheduled to run 7-02 the rest of the time. All tier 1 and 2 GMs are also expected to have the Confirmation and Wounded Wisp prepped just in case. If I hadn't slotted all three big evening events I'd probably be less nervous.

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    111. We need a plan;

    RR: If we're gonna get outta here, we gonna need to get into that goblin warren, and to do that, I'm gonna need a few things. The guards wear magic bands to control their ins and outs. I need one.

    G: Leave it to me.

    RR: That dude there. I need his wooden leg.

    SL: His leg?

    RR: Yeah. God knows I don't need the rest of him. Look at him. He's a goblin.

    SL: ...All right.

    RR: And finally, on the wall back there is a black panel. Blinky yellow light. You see it?

    SL: Yeah.

    RR: There's a quantum battery behind it. Purplish box. Green ooz coming out. To get into that watch tower, I definitely need it.

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