When you discard Blessing of the Spy to explore, it blesses your check for that encounter. During this encounter can someone play another blessing to bless, even if it normally can’t be played freely? My take is that it should be fine since Blessing of the Spy was not played during that step but wants to clarify though.
I'm totally new to PACG (now PACS), so this is just my humble opinion. I personally prefer the aesthetics of 4.4 because I like plain text. :) I find different color cells and text more difficult to read, and detracts me from reading the information immediately.
Otherwise, I think your Deck Handler is fantastic! Love pressing the button to collapse empty cells. :) I'm making some amendments though, as I prefer all the card information, i.e. traits, powers, in my sheets rather than linked out to webpages. (Think I copied that from redeux.) Also to adapt for Mavaro who has that irritating ability to get skills from To Acquire of the card at the top.
Not sure if this works, but if you had hidden the thread, you can go to the overall PbP gameplay page, look for SHOW ∅ (top right hand corner), and click on it. That toggles between showing and hiding hidden threads, revealing threads that you've hidden. You can then search for "Cottonseed" (which might be a few pages down depending on when was the large post on the gameplay thread), then look for ∅ right at the end of the line. Clicking that toggles between hiding and showing thread. Hope this works.
Ah never mind! I realised I misunderstood what that button does after after reading your reply and skimming through the script. (I had read it earlier as that if I pushed the button, the sheet would automatically populate my hand with cards up to its max.) So it works perfectly. Sorry about that. :P
The Bot Behind the Screen wrote:
I've got an L3 ysoki technomancer who would be really keen. Read that it's a continuation of The Scoured Stars Invasion, and Speck would really love to know what the sequel entails.
Hey, thanks for working on this. It looks great!
I got one question though. I can't quite seem to get the "Push cards up to fill empty space." button to work. The first I pressed it, it asked me if I wanted to give permission for it to run script. But after I've done that, when I press that button, I get the messages "running script", then "finished script", but nothing happens. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
GM Ilmakis wrote:
Yeah, thanks for running it. I enjoyed it tremendously.
If @Redwolfe77 is up for it, could you reserve a spot for him? I believe he recently joined us, and while he's in a Skittershot game with me, I'm sure he'll love the opportunity to play a character of his own creation.
Oh yes, definitely! So long as each character have different PFS/SFS number, go right ahead. That's one of the reasons actually why many of us play PbP. While each game runs much slower than F2F games, being able to run through multiple characters simultaneously partially makes up for it. At the start though, I would recommend going slow until you find what your capacity is. After all, it should be fun and not end up being a chore to "update" each character.
One caveat though. When playing pregens, you have to decide in advance which character you want to assign the credit to. This would effectively lock that character from playing other games as it is technically in a game, albeit in the guise of the pregen.
The Flaxseed Pathfinder Lodge is set up for the purpose of recruiting for PFS PbP games. For general recruitment, including homebrew games, I think you can make use of Paizo's general recruitment forum.
I spend practically all my Paizo time on Flaxseed (and its sister lodges) that it is easy to forget that there are very active recruitment going on outside of it! :)
Welcome, RedWolfe77! Yes, this is the perfect place to find SFS games! (It's a bit quiet now though because it's Paizcon weekend.) If you've done PbP, then the Paizo site isn't too different. (In fact, I think it's simpler, at the cost of fewer bells and whistles.)
A good place to start is the link right at the very top of the page. You should see a button labelled "Important Links." The link for New Agents should provide most of the information you need.
The only information not there (I think) is how to register for an SFS character. To do so, follow the "Organized Play" tab above, and click on "My Organized Play". You'll be asked to login and after that you can register a new character.
It does nothing for kinetic blast (other than the +1 attack). Haste only grants additional attack to weapon attacks, which a kinetic blast isn't. It's a SLA.
However, kinetic blade (and whip) will benefit from haste because you actually form a weapon using your element. That is one reason why some people do kinetic blade builds. With iterative attacks and haste, the damage can be quite overwhelming.
One of the challenges I've found playing a combat drone is its low HP. A typical Starfinder character would have significantly higher SP+HP than a combat drone's HP alone. Also, a character could have combat "healing" of SP (from envoys) or HP (from medics, serums). Combat drones' DR help somewhat but not against energy attacks. Pumping up AC is difficult as well. Out of combat healing is also relatively limited. The good thing though is that even if your drone is completely destroyed (happened once for me), you can rebuild it completely within 24h. In a multi-day adventure, that is great, but even if not, that it is not costly to replace is nice.
BR Dinketry wrote:
Yup I'm using the Occult Adventures 2 version. Ordered the MM one but not here yet.
Yeah I got quite confused reporting my latest games when some of my players have 7 digits!
Seems there might be some interest in more SFS games after the start of Outpost II so let me try this again. If you didn't get into any SFS games for Outpost II or find that you have more bandwidth for more, let me know via this Google Form and let me see what I can arrange with GMs who are still available.
Kai Starchaser wrote:
" I followed the news of an initial exploration into Salvation's End with a lot of excitement. I've heard rumors the society might be visiting it again soon!"
Iteration-177 turns over to Kai, and while their body language is similar as when listening to Theshe, more subtle cues gives you the sense they are listening with greater interest this time: the way they lean forward, the tilt in the head. "Yes, I have heard some rumours over the grapevine about Salvation's End but information is really tight about the role the Starfinder Society played in this. But really, I am not surprised at the return trip. That's what you do! And do so well! Of course, it would all be speculatory but what do you think we will discover there?"Success on Culture.
Stewart Charles wrote:
"Zo! I wanted to thank you personally for funding the recent expedition to Salvation's End. I do hope my colleague here isn't boring you too much with his poetry. Azara, we've got THE biggest name in entertainment here. Why don't we let him tell us what gets ratings these days? So, Zo! what are your viewers looking for in the next big thing?"
"Ah, another keen enthusiastic fine member of the Society! Oh no, oh no, he is not. Quite intriguing, what he suggests. I mean, we are always looking for new angles. Noveltry, freshness! That's what the audience wants." He pauses here as he studies the two Starfinders front of you. "Hmm, seeing you two garbed in your impressive battle gear has got me thinking. There are some things, however, that never goes out of style. I mean, people are still people, driven by the same hormones and neurons, whatever form that might take for different races. Acts of physical prowess will always entertain and impress. Or even consummate skill with weapons! Hmm, you know I have been considering some reality vidshow filled with action! Romance! Battles! You two fine specimen interested?"Acrobatics, Athletics or Attack Roll.
In the handouts, if you see "???" under skills, that means that there are more undiscovered skills that you can use with that NPC.
Bold may act
Did you miss out on any SFS games that you really want to play but they are all full? Or they were not offered?
Fret not! We still have two experienced GMs, GM Wolfspirit and Cellion who are keen to run SFS games for Outpost II! So you've missed out on something you would like to play, let me know and I'll try to arrange something with them. Please let me know what scenario(s) you would like to see happen via this Google Form. There's space for five but if you have more requests, go ahead and submit multiple forms. Thanks!
Hi, I'm new to the Card Guild, and got a question. There are usually 3 characters per class deck. Are we allowed to play more than one character from one class deck, so long as we keep track separately which character has which cards from the deck? For example, with OA2, can I concurrently be playing Mavaro and Yoon?
Charli Poshkettle wrote:
If my solarion survives Shifty's game, I'll have my first level 5! :) Signed up for 1-4 games though, as I've neglected some of my other characters for a while. But let me drop on of them to join you at one of the King Xeros. Again, this is provided he survives... :)
Andy shares that these skeletal champions are not only resistant to non-bludgeoning weapons, they are also immune to cold, on top of usual undead traits. They are also particularly resistant to channeling of positive energy.
He then starts an inspiring song to encourage his team. Jivan flings another coin but it is deflected by the skeleton's shield. Tofang, however, fires with pinpoint accuracy, his bullet knocking out a rib of a skeleton.
Lumo, when you channel energy, you choose either to heal the living or damage undead, not both. I'll not resolve your actions just yet until you confirm which you are going for, especially in light of Andy's sharing.
As for Bon, with a flurry of punches and kicks, he smashes one of the skeletons into smithereens.
Taking this from the Recruitment to the Discussion thread, cos you know... ;)
GM Crunch wrote:
Thanks aplenty for that! It's been so long I don't even recall what game I ran for you. I'll tell the others, doubt there'll be any problem there. And congratulations on the promotion!
Lol, sorry! I meant payback for Shifty picking up the game that I'm in, but yes, looking forward to getting into one of your games one day!
And appreciate the well-wishes! The online PBP PFS (and later SFS) has been a great support for me when I got started a few years ago, and it is great to be able to do something in return. Thanks all!
Thanks, Shifty! I am in the Truth of the Seeker so I really appreciate it.
GM Crunch wrote:
@Crunch, I guess as a roundabout payback, and since I was planning to start another SFS game soon anyway, let me pick up the group for 1-22 The Protectorate Petition. That is if the group still wants to continue and they will have me. :) But I can only start in a week or so, after I'm stabilised my routine with the special.
4. No. You can only use each power or a card type ONCE per step or check (such as the one you're describing), unless the power happens when something else happens, in which case you (can) use it every time that thing happens (many such powers begin with "When...", but they could be as simple as "Reduce damage dealt to you by 1"). Mavaro's power is NOT such power.
Thanks, that makes sense. As a follow-up question, there are often monsters where, before you can encounter them, you have to pass some other skill check first or take X damage. Can I take it that for such cases, Mavaro can use his power first for that skill check, then later again for the combat check? Because while it is the same card, those are separate checks. Whereas in the spell example I had, the line "After playing this card, if you do not have the Arcane skill, banish it..." was still part of the first check? (In other words, the card is banished before Mavaro has opportunity to use his power again for the second check.)
I recently gotten the OA2 class deck, and playing with Mavaro. Got some questions regarding his powers.
A. Play with the top card of your deck face up. You gain all skills that could be used to acquire that card equal to your Knowledge skill.
1. What happens when I play a card that says examine my top card or my deck? I assume this includes the top card which is already open? In other words, even though the top card is open, it is still treated in all other regards as part of my deck?
2. Power B says to recharge a card, then shuffle the deck. So that means the recharged card is also shuffled, i.e. won't be at the bottom?
3. We can use our powers anytime within a turn, right? So just before resetting my hand, can I use power B to get a card I want to the top? Then when I reset, it comes into my hand.
4. Can I use the powers repeatedly to address different parts of a card? For example, the following is the Fan of Flames card.
On your combat check against a bane, discard this card to add 1d6 and the Fire trait...
So let's say when I'm encountering a monster, I reveal a weapon and use power B to bring a card that grants me the Melee skill (power A). I also plat the Fan of Flames to add a 1d6. After that, then I use power B again to grant me the Arcane skill, to attempt to recharge the spell instead of banishing it. Is this play ok?
Oxnard Kettlebeak wrote:
Sorry you might have missed my message as I changed avatar in replying. Galvius can't be in Scarab Sages because he is newly created, and by the PFS Guild rules, there can be no more in that faction from 2 Aug. My only Scarab Sages character is at L5 now, which I think is way to high level for your campaign.
edit: Hmm, just realised that we can't register new characters in the Scarab Sages faction. Will ponder over how I can get around it so leaving this post up for now...
Ok, I'm mighty interested!
Character Name & PFS Number: Galvius Pitio 215076-19
Galvius was part of a Taldane archaeological (grave-robbing) expedition to the Osirion deserts, as a lowly scribe/assistant for one of archaeologist. The tomb that they excavated, however, was cursed and the entire team was wiped out except for Galvius, thanks to this strange implement he found which bonded to him - an arcane pistol possessed by an timeless spirit which communes with him and him alone, albeit very cryptically. He subsequently joined the Scarab Sages to uncover more about ancient Osirion and perhaps understand the origins of this artifact.
Current XP applied: 3 XP, from a boon so Galvius is a fresh character.
A brief description of yourself as a person, and your familiarity with Pathfinder, PFS, and Play by Post, including whether you usually play or usually GM: I started PFS about 2 1/2 years ago, and play almost exclusively on PBP (and occasionally online). I'm also a regular GM, again almost exclusively on PBP and just got my 2nd star. I toggle back and forth between roleplaying and snappy combat, although admittedly the quality of my posts may suffer when RL demands pile up. Like the others, I'm more than willing to GM for those games I've played before.
How many/which of the listed scenarios/modules/APs you are not able to participate in:
PFS #6-19 From Under Ice
PFS #5-12 Destiny of the Sands 1, A Bitter Bargain
PFS #5-15 Destiny of the Sands, Part 2, Race to Seeker’s Follo
PFS #5-16 Destiny of the Sands, Part 3, Caught in the Eclipse
I do have 2 stars which I can use for replay. Oh, and I have played Test of Tar Kuata but only on Core. Promise I won't metagame. :)
Been wanting to get into PACG after playing it on my ipad for forever, and finally bought a deck (together with the MM base set to play with my friends). Would like to try out the card guild at the upcoming retrcon but not only am I still unfamiliar with the rules (with the iPad automating everythting), and it seems that the posting rate would have to be quite frequent to keep up?
Just a PSA. I just found out that two of the games I had dotted in had already started, but I wasn't getting notifications on my campaign page that there were new posts. Not sure if this had affected anyone else but you might want to check the gameplay threads of your games which seemed to be silent.