GM Valen wrote:
Dang. Missed the boat on this one. If you run another Beacon Code I'd be interested.
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Thanks, Hilary! Your enthusiasm and ringing endorsement of the online region played a big part in my decision to give pbp a try and it has been a lot of fun. Congratulations on your growing freelance career I can't wait to see all the great content you create!
Congratulations to Tyranius as well! The online community is in good hands.
So I just got a couple of cool Razmiran minis out of a wizkids box and several of the other people present decided to join me in playing a regular group of Razmiran characters for PFS. We're going with a group of 4 so that we can spread the good word of Razmir to a couple of new players per scenario.
My question though is are there any legal Razmiran character archetypes/options besides the Razmiran Priest for Sorcerer? So far my searches haven't turned anything up. Obviously, we can build characters of just about any class and choose to venerate Razmir but it would be nice if there were actual class options for each of us.
I would definitely be interested in playing 1-28
Sorry for the delay but here is the breakdown of my week in Seattle.
I arrived the Monday before the Con and was met by Steven Coling and Shelly Hudson at the airport. Steven was the spearhead of the Aussie Invasion and later that morning I joined their invasion force for a tour of the Paizo offices led by Tonya.
After eating lunch in Redmond at the Tipsy Cow(great burgers) we got down to business and started our four days of Seeker activities to get ourselves ready for Gallowspire. We had two tables running consistently and completed Tomb of the Iron Medusa, Unleashing the Untouchable, two full runs of All for Immortality, Academy of Secrets, Betrayal in the Bones, and Rasping Rebirth. My fellow players were Steven Coling, Chris Senz, Daniel Baker, Lachlan Jones, Tim Schneider, Preston Hudson, Shelly Hudson, Nate Hudson, Jared Thaler, Dustin Knight, Chris Danahy, Jonathan Choy, and Angie Powers. Alex Augunas joined in for two of the tables on Thursday.
Friday I ran Debt to the Quah in both the morning and evening slots. I got to chat with Majuba in line for my badge when he made his way down the line handing out Goblin Brains. If you ever have the chance you have to try Goblin Brains. They are delicious and I make sure to reserve some each year. In between my GM duties I got to play Return to Sender run by the author Natalie Kertzner. It was a lot of fun and I met Amber Hipsher who simply referred to my Technomancer as "Mechanic Friend." I got to chat with Amber again while waiting in line for the banquet the next day.
Saturday started with running another group through Debt to the Quah. In the afternoon I played Data Breach. I had a great GM whose name I failed to catch but I got to meet Derek Larsen aka Tyranius and his wheelchair-bound cat lady. I would also get to chat with Derek more in line for the banquet which came directly after.
In line for the banquet, in addition to Amber and Derek, I got to chat with Hilary Moon Murphy(always a pleasure), and Dennis Muldoon(briefly as he stopped to say hi).
At the banquet, I sat with Thursty, Amanda Hamon, Chris Danahy, Will Johnson, and Nils Janson. I got to catch up with Will who is an old friend that I always enjoy chatting with. I didn't get to talk to Nils much at dinner but got the chance to game with him the next day.
Sunday morning I played on Hmm's table of Many Minds of Historia which I really enjoyed. Afterward, I spent the afternoon making sure I was prepped for Gallowspire and chatting with another old friend, Loren Schmidt, whom I hadn't even known was at the Con.
Then came the special. Siege of Gallowspire was epic! Nils Janson was the GM who tried to murder our party in the 15-16 Champion tier. He was a fantastic GM but the only player to die quickly recovered. It was cool to have the chance to game with Nils after meeting him at the banquet.
Monday morning I played on Gary Norton's 5 Nova evaluation table with Hilary, John Dehning, Kate Baker, Dennis Muldoon, and B.B. Wolfe(who I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time.) Gary did a great job guiding us through a really cool adventure. Kate and I were Team Dwarf, Dennis and Hilary were Team Skitter, and B.B. and Jon were Team Science. There was a lot of hilarious competition between the members of Team Science.
Monday afternoon I just decompressed in the hotel lobby before heading to the airport. Thanks to Adam Daigle for pointing us towards a stash of free gaming paper someone had left in one of the elevators. B.B. Wolfe claimed a clipboard from the stash and practiced looking official as she strode about confidently consulting non-existent documents on her new acquisition. I also got to meet Wei Ji the Learner for the first time! We had recently traded boons via mail and it was cool to meet him in person. I also ran into Graypark in the lobby. I played Unleashing the Untouchable with him in the pre-con games last year and it was great to see him again even if it was brief.
During the convention, I also had the pleasure of meeting Jon Dehning's wife Nicole and catching up with old friend Brian Darnell and meeting his wife Heather.
I also got to chat with Wayne Reynolds at his table in the store and he drew a really cool goblin sketch in the front of the artbook I purchased!
Now I am home and the whirlwind week of Paizo has subsided. I am grateful to be getting a bit more sleep once again but can't wait to see everyone again next year! Maybe next time I'll get to meet Painlord and buy him a drink to thank him for starting this Bloggery.
[PaizoCon 2019] SFS #1-23: Return to Sender Author Edition with Natalie Kertzner (for levels 5-8) - Friday afternoon, 2:00-6:00 pm, 2019
[PaizoCon 2019] Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-98: Siege of Gallowspire (for levels 15-16, CHAMPION) - Sunday evening, 7:00-11:59 pm, 2019
This seriously needs to be how Tar Baphon meets his end... as The Whispering Tyrant and begins his career as The Whispering Merchant.
So here are links to a couple of locations that are a bit closer to Lake Hughes than Long Beach.
Both have a pretty great group of regular PFS/SFS players who may be interested in playing the card game as well.
I am an organizer for the Long Beach Warhorn that Rob linked. I rarely if ever see PACG/PACS on the Warhorn. There are a few players in the area but I've never had any luck scheduling it. All that being said I do know at least a couple people who enjoy playing so if you let me know when you're planning to be in the area and want to drive down to the South Bay I'm happy to get a few people together.
02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
07:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Saturday, May 25
01:00 PM – 05:00 PM
07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, May 26
01:00 PM – 06:00 PM
07:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Monday, May 27
Is there light in the Rasping Rifts or The Rift of Repose? It isn't mentioned in the planar traits for the Abyss in Planar Adventures but I don't have The Book of the Damned or the Wrath of the Righteous volume the scenario references for more info on the two layers.
I can't see why there would be light in a plane where the inhabitants all have Darkvision. It may not be a huge deal as I assume most Seekers will have access to some serious light sources but The Hive Mind can Summon a Shadow Demon and once it starts tossing around Deeper Darkness the natural light conditions might matter.
My table went high tier and definitely ran long. I played a Musket Master who had played all the previous installments with every kind of ammo you could hope for.
When I played this we had a fairly solid group but it was a randomly assembled group at a convention so it was hardly optimal. Heck, our only caster was a Bloodrager that I think was playing up.
For the first fight having a ranged damage dealer can be pretty important for dealing with the duppies.
The Leng Spiders are a slog but the fact that they emerge in waves helps. We shortened it somewhat by throwing some of the eggs down the hole before the spiders emerged. Air Walk didn't help unhatched Leng Spiders and the fall damage was enough that we were able to splat at least a spider or two. I do agree that going from 3 spiders to 12 is a bit crazy.
We all loved Thael Shivers and carried him around for the rest of the scenario.
We tried to Diplomacize the third encounter and thought we succeeded until they tried to jump as we exited. They died horribly for their crimes.
The Dragon fight was skipped, unfortunately, due to time.
We all quickly boarded the ship in the final encounter and the Bogeyman seemed worse than Sevenfingers himself. Though it is hard for me to judge since he went down in a single round(once he emerged from belowdecks) after eating a full round of attacks from my Gunslinger that included two confirmed crits.
PFRPGrognard PFS1e will continue to exist after 2e launches so this will remain a PFS thread, however, as pointed out above there are actually numerous threads about non-society Thornkeep play in the section of the boards dedicated to the discussion of modules. This is a matter of your advice not being applicable rather than it not being valued. Here is a link to all the non-Society Thornkkep discussions I found. https://paizo.com/search?q=thornkeep&forum=v5748dmtyyvgc I hope that is helpful.
Glad turning everyone around worked out. That's actually a pretty cool way to do it. I had my map at a second table. We went into initiative the second they entered the room. The party could speak freely, but they could only see the map during their turn.
I haven't seen anyone put on a phony helm in either my run as a player or a GM though I had planned to apply the Mark. I had planned to apply the -4 penalty option as I thought it would make things challenging without being quite as nasty as they -6 to an ability score or slow things down as much as the 50% chance to not act.
GM Upaynao wrote:
Still interested in a table of 1-06. Is there still a plan for this table to happen?
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Yeah, I was aware that actually saying smurf made it happen. I was confused because it happened without me saying the magic word.
I believe it happened when I said "Greetings Mr. Philt." I think it triggered due to an interpretation of the highlighted text. Took me a minute to realize it though.
Also, I just wanted to mention I'm going to be at a Con for the next 4 days. I'll make sure to post once a day, but that will likely be the extent of what I can manage.
I also understood it to be Year 1, Year of the (title).
I actually prefer year as the terminology. I frequently use the "Year of" name. After all it's a game about telling stories and the story related name always had more significance than just a number for me.
I believe season 7 was Year of the Serpent. Though Year of the skill check is used more frequently.
Actually it's kind of ironic that the year that is so heavily associated with skill checks over being a murder hobo was the year whose story theme involved going out and getting revenge on the dirty Aspis. I remember thinking when it was announced, "Oh yea! We're going wipes those snakes out!"