This happened in a module I ran a couple of weeks ago
Also put me in the camp of GM's who despair of spending hours prepping a scenario for a couple of power PC's to close it down flat, not by clever tactics, but by using the same relentless cheese in every encounter.
I recently ran an adventure where the mythic creature who can take 20 on initiative (for 35) went third in the round..
The whole diplomacy 'speech' thing really irritates me - you never ask a player making a strength check to arm wrestle for a circumstance bonus - if you tell the GM what you want to do/say, and you have the rolls / skill to back that up, that should be enough without having to orate war and peace.
Often in scenarios I feel like saying "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries!", backed up with a roll of 46, apply any penalty you like..
So just download this - going through i noticed one thing
The APL 10-11 creature is listed as an advanced giant barbed devil. the stat block on P81 does not say giant, but is CR13 and does have the right number of HP
i'm guessing it should be large (as it has the size penalty listed)
rebuild rules say is natural ac should increase by 3 (to 15) - making its AC 31 as listed , but the stat block says 14 (and its FF AC should be 24)
does impale scale with size as well ?
I have run over 160 games, and played in nearly 200 and have never seen a chronicle filled out in the manner outlined in the guide.
BUT I appreciate that there is a system that we SHOULD all follow. I think GM Eazy-Earl' s solution is the most elegant, and would cover 99% of use cases.
GM Eazy-Earl wrote:
I'm after a cheeky favour from someone who's run Serpents Ire.
However, we dont yet have the scenario added to our downloads
1) print the scenario (single sided-more on this later)
examplea +5 Longbow firing a +1 Human Bane arrow
effectively the arrow is +3 vs Humans
as the +5 from the bow is the higher bonus it applies as per quote above
the arrow will do 1d8+2d6+5
I try to keep to 4 hours, this is helped by extra GM prep such as
1) drawing or printing maps ahead of time
Grr - ninja'd
as the GM you often want to sent a descriptive message to the chat box (eg for box text etc) that will stand out
/desc the Venture captain leaps on the table, spilling nearby drinks!
you can even send images to the chat (use sparingly !)
/desc [image](http://paizo.com/image/content/PathfinderCampaignSetting/PZO9280-DrowMatro n_120.jpeg)
in LFR locally they used to have replay days to power level characters - which involved just the combats from 6+ modules as everyone had played them so many times that the plot/story was irrelevant. This is why per character replays dont work.
I just this week played 0-04 frozen fingers of midnight having originally GM'd it in August 2008 at UK Gencon, and i still remembered most of the plot - the game was good, but sitting on my hands through a replay can be frustrating.
this wording change is even more ambiguous now
Average Party Level
In order to determine which subtier a mixed-level group