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Boon: 1d20 ⇒ 14

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Sounds good. I've already played both of the other two but I'll keep an eye out for the next Beacon Code.

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GM Valen wrote:

Looks like we have one full table already. The following may dot, dash, and then delete here for a run of The Beacon Code :

Kate Baker
azjauthor
AFlashinTime
Supersuperlative
Dax Thura
Cellion

It appears that there is enough interest to support the other two scenarios in a couple more weeks once I gain more bandwidth.

Dang. Missed the boat on this one. If you run another Beacon Code I'd be interested.

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Just checked and this link says the poll is closed for me as well but the link Tonya posted on Facebook works.

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Male Human Geek 1

Thanks for running a great game. Had a great time playing with everybody.

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I am torn between Calder Soren and Ehu Hadif Ko'Ra Amares. Both of their goals are important to the society. The real question is: can I be convinced to not vote for a Morlamaw? Probably not. But we'll see.

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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.

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Male Human Geek 1

Gunnar joins the firing line and takes a shot at yellow.

Laser Rifle, Traditional Enemy(maybe?): 1d20 + 6 + 1 ⇒ (7) + 6 + 1 = 14

Fire Dmg.: 1d8 + 3 ⇒ (4) + 3 = 7

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I also voice my support for a Count Jeggare! It would be awesome if he led a Faction(or Minor Faction.)

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waltero wrote:
There’s also a ninja archetype in The Player Companion Disciples’ Doctrine.

Thanks. Disciple's Doctrine also had a series of Arcanist Exploits that were Razmir related(although two of them aren't legal.)

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Thanks. I kind of thought that might be the case.

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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.

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Gunnz wrote:

Anyone out there thinking of running any one of:

01-12 - Ashes of Discovery, or
01-16 - Dreaming of the Future or
01-28 - It Rests Beneath?

I have one low-tier scenario left before I out level them, and they all have vehicle or spaceship tags, which Gunnz rather enjoys.

I would definitely be interested in playing 1-28

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Sorry for the delay but here is the breakdown of my week in Seattle.

PreCon activities:

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.

PaizoCon activities

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.

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I'm pretty excited I got into this game! Who else got in? What characters are people bringing? I'll be playing Caliban-2 an Android Technomancer.

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Belafon wrote:
Vanessa Hoskins wrote:
We're doing some mock combats so we can learn each other's strategies and become more effective.

That is some dedicated planning.

John Compton wrote:
Belafon wrote:

I will be shenaniganning my way through champion mode!

Now the important question... alchemist, cleric, or Prophet of Kalistrade? Since I’m absolutely sure this scenario will be all about social interaction and high-complexity market trends, I’m thinking the Kalistocrat.

Kalistocrat! Kalistocrat! Kalistocrat!

Well, if the developer says I should bring that character, guess I have no choice.

Vanessa Hoskins wrote:
If you're there mid-day on Thursday, come find us and join in. We're doing some mock combats so we can learn each other's strategies and become more effective.

In case I don't make it, my combat strategies go something like this:

"I'm looking for someone with your particular skillset to lead my one of my trade caravans. I'll give you 3% of the profits each run and a 200gp signing bonus. Of course that does mean you'll have to stop threatening us with that big sword."
"A master spellcaster such as yourself shouldn't be stuck in this dungeon. Have you calculated how much you can make setting up shop in Druma and providing teleportation and plane shift services? I have, and it's a lot more than what we're carrying. Repeat customers - that's where the real money is."

This seriously needs to be how Tar Baphon meets his end... as The Whispering Tyrant and begins his career as The Whispering Merchant.

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So here are links to a couple of locations that are a bit closer to Lake Hughes than Long Beach.

Pasadena Warhorn

Santa Clarita Warhorn

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.

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Updated Schedule:
Friday, May 24
08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Grand Ballroom Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-14: Debt to the Quah (for levels 3-7) GM

02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Evergreen 2 SFS #1-23: Return to Sender Author Edition with Natalie Kertzner (for levels 5-8)

07:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Grand Ballroom Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-14: Debt to the Quah (for levels 3-7) GM

Saturday, May 25
08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Grand Ballroom Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-14: Debt to the Quah (for levels 3-7) GM

01:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Grand Ballroom Starfinder Society Scenario #1-33: Data Breach (for levels 3-6)

07:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Grand Ballroom PaizoCon 2019 Preview Banquet

Sunday, May 26
08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Grand Ballroom Starfinder Society Scenario #1-38: The Many Minds of Historia (for levels 5-8)

01:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Grand Ballroom Starfinder Society Scenario #1-39: The Herald's War (for levels 7-10)

07:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Grand Ballroom Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-98: Siege of Gallowspire (for levels 15-16, SOLDIER)

Monday, May 27
08:00 AM – 01:00 PM
Grand Ballroom Starfinder Society Scenario #1-36: Enter the Ashen Asteroid (for levels 1-4) Gary Norton's 5 Nova confirmation table

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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.

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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.

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One for me please.

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Paul Jackson wrote:

PLEASE tell me that we finally get to KILL KILL KILL Torch, that he is Passing on from the Campaign forever.

I'm betting that will depend on the reporting notes for the scenario. I for one have no intention of killing him. Shadow Lodge for life!

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Spermy The Cat wrote:
keerawa wrote:
Racial feats and alternate racial traits are go if you have a tiefling boon. The big table of rolling for bizarre abilities is not PFS-legal.
So I'm stuck with a no good, lazy shadow then?

Don't buy into that act! They're not lazy they're just biding their time.

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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.

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Friday
Morning: Debt to the Quah
Afternoon: Free
Evening: Debt to the Quah
Overnight: Sleep

Saturday
Morning: Debt to the Quah
Afternoon: Free
Evening: Banquet
Overnight: Probably sleep

Sunday
Morning: Free
Afternoon: Free
Evening: Free(Probably 10-98)
Overnight: Probably sleep

Monday
Morning: Free
Afternoon: Checking out

Scarab Sages

I also received and accepted mine!

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It took my group 6 hours. We were a group of 5 in high tier and at least 1 player was playing up though.

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Question about the chronicle: In regards to Sempet's Seacoat are you able to upgrade from the Lesser coat to the Greater coat?

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I don't know for sure but the artists have had a table where they sold their art for the last two years at the very least.

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I wonder if the fact that they used "bytes" means that this is tied to the conspiracy the Dataphiles have been investigating in season 1? There has been a fair amount of suspicion regarding serpents on that front but I'm beginning to smell a rat.

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I think all the points you brought up are very important factors for the community Nosig but feel like the criteria you listed are better metrics for judging an organizer/VO than a GM. Sometimes those things go hand in hand but not all 5 star GMs are organizers/VO's and vice versa.

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Time off requested/approved: check!
Badge/banquet tickets: check!
Flight booked: check! I'm arriving the Monday before the con for tons of Seeker activities and leaving directly after the con.
Hotel: check!
Volunteers status: pending...

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Congrats! Anything written by Kate is going to be amazing! I am so excited!

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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.

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Male Human Geek 1

Happy International GMs Day Woran! Thanks for all the creativity and energy you pour into running a great game for us.

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Male Human Geek 1

Of course. And that's the moment it gave me the crit. Is kallus able to heal him?

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Male Human Geek 1

Gunnar withdraws just out of the creatures reach and retrieves his discarded weapon.

"Everybody outside to draw it out of the room. I'll cover your retreat."

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Alright. Well I suspect I'm going to have at least one very happy player when chronicles get passed around.

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I just ran parts 1 through 3 last weekend and I'm prepping part 4 for next Sunday. Can the players actually end up receiving 7 PA?

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GM Upaynao wrote:
Shifty wrote:
GM Upaynao wrote:
Actually, if you don't mind, I'd like to try my hand at some online Starfinder GMing. Could I grab the next table as GM once your table concludes?

It looks like you have 3-4 players who are pretty much good to go now mate, you could just pick up those players and kick off a game, no need to wait a couple of weeks :)

I'll run something else instead, and that way there are more games for people - win/win/win.

I'd prefer not to run it while I am playing it. As the meme goes "You can't metagame if you don't know what going on."

Still interested in a table of 1-06. Is there still a plan for this table to happen?

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Nefreet wrote:
Loving the guest cameo of Adam Levine ^_^

He's hosting a new singing competition with Zo!

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Thanks for sharing Rob. As much as I love Pathfinder as a game the community has always been what makes PFS special so it's really cool to hear about the experiences/stories other members have accumulated over the years.

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Male Human Geek 1

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.

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Male Human Geek 1

Ah. I think it was when I greeted Philt.

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Male Human Geek 1

What the heck? I knew the Avatar change was a thing that happened, but what did I type that triggered it?

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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!"

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Male Human Geek 1

Have a great time! I'll be at a Con Friday through Monday myself so I probably won't be able to check in as much either.

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I have a level 2 Dwarven Blitz Soldier I'd be interested in bringing.

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WS I'd be interested in playing.

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There is ACG scheduled at OrcCon in Los Angeles as well.

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