I already have some rules dissection happening. When rolling and applying ability boosts the rules state
Those in my house who tend to be the "rules lawyers" are arguing that this means any ability.
I, however, am pointing out: "For instance, if you rolled a 17 for Constitution and were creating a dwarf, you could apply your dwarf’s racial Constitution ability boost to your Strength of 14 instead. You could still apply it to Constitution anyway, making it an 18, but you’d lose the long-term benefits you would have gained if you’d applied it to a lower score," as meaning that you may apply it to the other ability that you could normally apply a boost.
Delite Leake, VC Texas - Texarkana Region.
Greetings, Pathfinders. I do hope this finds you well. I wanted to let any of you, who may be traveling in the East/Northeast Texas Region during this time that Texarkan Region Pathfinder Society will be present at the Tyler Rose City Comic Con. We have three GMs from GA coming in to help create an awesome event and many of our up and coming GMs would love for you to join them at their tables. If you will be in the area and have the time. Please sign up: https://www.facebook.com/RomanyMalco/photos/a.541135225897049.129156.539514 796059092/806787969331772/?type=1&theater
Thank you ever so much and continue your adventures and always let your character out to play.
Enlarge person does not specifically address anything but what happens when you enlarge in an area too small for you to occupy.
"If insufficient room is available for the desired growth, the creature attains the maximum possible size and may make a Strength check (using its increased Strength) to burst any enclosures in the process. If it fails, it is constrained without harm by the materials enclosing it—the spell cannot be used to crush a creature by increasing its size."
This to me indicates if you occupy a square close to the person casting this spell of shape shifting to the same you are pushed out of the square you occupy by the growth. Table variance could however also leave this to be interpreted as a need for a opposed strength checks to see who is able to maintain position. Use of the squeezing effect could apply for one or both as a table variance as well.
Over the Independence Day Weekend I attended my first Paizo Con. My feelings about PFS had been so strong before the con, I had applied for a Venture Captain position for a region that Mike Brock was quick to decide the epicenter should be Texarkana, Texas. But, after attending I have gained a new perspective of PFS. Yes, I had attended other cons, but this time I was attending as a Venture Officer and I looked with different eyes.
My feelings now are that Pathfinder Society Organized Play is the best thing since sliced bread.
I gazed around the Washington Ballroom of the Marriott and saw a plethora of demographics represented. I am sure we can all agree that geeks tend to be more accepting, but the PFS community is even more so. Like the Borg we seek out uniqueness and incorporate it into our own brand of geekness, and like the Borg say, “Resistance is futile.”
Thank you Paizo. You have done a fantastic job of creating a robust world where strong female characters tell our girls that you can be anything you set your mind on. Now, when I walk into a room, I am not the only female, as I would have been in the not so distant past. In fact, every time I go to a con there are more than there were the last time.
Also scattered across the room were a wide range of ages. I have always said that RPGs were great for supplementing a child’s education. Pathfinder has everything; reading, math, writing, abstract thinking, and let’s not forget fine arts. But, kudos Paizo you have successfully made gaming a family event. It is not unusual to see Dad, Mom, and a group of kids dominating an entire table. I always say, the family that games together, stays together.
Keep up the good work Paizo and we will continue to Explore, Report, and Cooperate.
Delite Leake VC - Texarkana Region
I am proud to announce David Perkins a Venture Lieutenant for Longview. He has faithfully followed PFS from store to store since he began playing and is now ready to step up to the plate. He has even managed to get our foot back in the door at a store who doesn't want any interference with his ccg income. David has assured them he will work around their events.
Renegade Paladin wrote:
I would love to say that I have sat down immediately after every game and had them reported, it has sometimes taken me a month to get it done. I am a nurse and I work full time, I am a student and attend college full time, I am a mom and for some reason my kids think I have to do that full time, as well as my husband thinks I should be a full time wife, and my growing older mother taking care of my mentally disabled brother believes I am to be a full time daughter/sister. Sometimes life waylays us and as much as we would like to think we are the heroes we portray in our campaigns; we aren't.
I wish I had an easy answer for you. Scan your chronicle sheets into your computer, make extra copies, offer to set up the sessions and report them yourself...
I hope your issue gets resolved soon, good luck and hope to game with you in the future.
GM Derek W wrote:
DragonCon...For me a Con offers a family experience. There is something for everyone. At DragonCon the basement of the Hilton has gaming that holds the attention of my youngest son ALL DAY long. Bring him something to eat and drink several times a day and I am assured I will find him in the basement any time I check in on him.
Also in the Hilton on the second floor I can get my fill of PFS. Then there are the costumes I wear and the ones I watch. Panels galore on gaming, costuming, my favorite sci-fi/fantasy shows, and the walk of fame where I get to meet my favorite actors. Flash mobs, elevator games, you name it I find it at the Con.
OH and did I mention everyone you meet is nice?
I have enjoyed Mike Brock and David Shaw as GM. I would love to play at a table with Mike. I have yet to play or be GM'd by Kyle or Nani Pratt, which I would dearly love to be as I have heard how awesome they are at a table.
Total fantasy table. Robin Williams, Bill Cosby, and Vin Diesel. No need to play just watch.
Point in fact I am noticing an increase in women gamers. I remember a time when I was a novelty, stared at as if I was a species never seen before.
Be diplomatic, it is possible he has been this way most of his life and doesn't even realize he is doing it...well SOME of it. Tell him that kind of talk is appropriate in bars, and nothing wrong between guys on their night out hunting, but not at a friendly, public game meant to be fun for everyone.
See it from his point of view (I know it can be difficult) and remember how you would like someone to approach you about a habit you have that is bothering them. Don't forget to point all the positives he brings to the table. He has to have some, surely.
Robert Duncan wrote:
Robert Duncan wrote:
I ROFLOL every time the comic book/gaming store owner touts me as a "professional GM", but after adding your bits that I am not already doing to my retinue I think I can finally believe them.
Marcus, I know you have already GM'd your game but I can tell you the first time I GM'd was at DragonCon. I was scared to death..."What if I ruin the game for them? What if I get so anxious I can't even talk?" You know what, I did great. I didn't think so at the time, but I had to GM the second and third sessions. From there to here...
Venture-Captain Delite Leake Texarkana Region... You just keep GM'ing.
I'm just saying...if mage hand searches me I'm gonna be grumpy...
I do, however agree that there are many things that happen "off camera" as it were in order to save time in a time constrained game. That doesn't mean the character can't perform such invasive searches...
Is Destroying a Fellow Player's Raised Dead / Commanded Undead an action that Constitutes PVP in Society Play?
Greetings, and thank you for all the warm welcomes. I have my work cut out for me here in East Texas. Patience and persistence, as well as a willingness to accept advise from those who have been there and done that, are the first things I have thrown into my toolbox.
I have made contact with three of the comic/gaming stores in Tyler and Kilgore and have established that Excalibur in Texarkana would be accepting of PFS. We are already running games every 1st and 3rd Saturday at Geek World in Tyler. I am currently trying to get people used to PFS and trying to steal space from all the Magic the Gathering fans.
It will happen..
I am willing to travel to support any PFS event that needs me. There is a small group in Greenville who are wanting some games and I have told them I would love to.
We will talk more about the 'spanse of my PFSverse in my neck of the woods as I am still measuring the borders myself.
Like I said, "willing to accept advise..."
We are in Northeast Texas. Next Saturday at Geek World in Tyler, TX we will be GMing tables. October 26-27 the first annual Tyler Rose Comic Con will be in full swing and we will be Gming there. We, ourselves, are in Mount Pleasant about an hour from Paris.
We are trying to develop our neck of the woods. We have plenty of area without a presence and my goal is to establish one. We are located an hour from Texarkana, Texas/Arkansas, Tyler, Kilgore, and Longview. We are 30 minutes away from Sulpher Springs, Winnsboro, and New Boston. With smaller areas dotted all throughout the Northeast Texas Region.
My husband wouldn't hesitate to boot me from the table should I get out of line and demand anything. Rules lawyering doesn't work during a gaming session with him. He states this is how he is ruling at this moment, but he will be agreeable to discuss the matter after the game and then if a good case can be made his rulings might change in future scenarios.
Rule number 1 the rules are guidelines for play
Greetings fellow pathfinders,
I have thus far gotten my PFS fix at DragonCon and an extra trip to GA. Also, Venture-Lieutenant David Shaw from Athens, GA made a trip down early on this year to GM a couple of games for us.
All that being said, Tyler, TX is having its first Tyler Rose Comic Con, and I put my gaming where my mouth is. I called the owner of the con and asked if he had a PFS presence, he said no, so I asked, "Would you like one?' He said, "I would LOVE one.' Next thing I know I have comic book stores wanting a presence.
Most of my GMs come from my family (Myself, my husband, two of my sons, but one of them is my friend). Hopefully I can develop the Tyler area, find a few GMs there to carry on, then move to Texarkana, TX (which shares a border with Texarkana, Arkansas which doesn't have a noted PFS presence). Then there is Longview, Kilgore, Paris, and the town I live in Mount Pleasant. There are a few other towns I might be able to get gaming going in. My hope is to have PFS take firm hold so I will be able to rotate through all of these lovely towns and always have my fix of social niceties and PFS.
Dallas is two hours away from our neck of the woods in Northeast Texas. So, while the Venture-Captain Jon Cary is asking GMs there, I don't expect people to be able to drive our way.
So, I need you guys to throw out everything you can think of that will aid me in organizing here.
Delite Leake (Luna Shadowborn)
For more information, here's what the PFS guide will be updated to say, as well as Mike's talking about how long they considered implementing this houserule.
Ok so they ARE addressing my argument and I find that my thinking runs along the same lines.
Thank you for your direction in this instance.