Pathfinder Society Scenario #4: The Frozen Fingers of Midnight (OGL) PDF

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th level characters (Tiers: 1–2, 4–5).

Skelg the Ripper, envoy from the Land of the Linnorm Kings, lies wasting in his villa on the outskirts of Absalom. A frigid curse followed Skelg from his northern homeland and grips his bearish heart in its frosty embrace. As the bizarre freezing ailment pushes Skelg to the brink of death, the Society dispatches you and your fellow Pathfinders to uncover the secrets of the freezing curse before Absalom falls to its icy grip.

Written by Craig Shackleton

This scenario is designed for play in Pathfinder Society Organized Play, but can easily be adapted for use with any world. This scenario is compliant with the Open Game License (OGL) and is suitable for use with the 3.5 edition of the world’s most popular fantasy roleplaying game.

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Good Story

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This adventure has a fairly engaging storyline and is somewhat unusual in PFS as being a love story. Most of the combats are well designed and feature interesting locations but a few of them can be very swingy depending on how the PCs handle them


Engaging and interesting

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The Frozen Fingers of Midnight tasks players with seeking out a friend of a Venture-Captain that is seemingly ill, and discovering the cause of his illness.

+ Lots of great and memorable NPCs. If the GM puts in a little effort, Skelg and another important NPC can be fantastic characters that the players will remember for a long time.

+ Faction missions are good, and the GM can easily create some funny moments based on at least one particular mission.

+ One of the later encounters utilizes terrain in a way that requires the PCs to think about their surroundings and properly engage the enemy, which can be rare in adventures.

+ Encounters that allow players to completely bypass through negotiation and diplomacy are also rare, but Frozen Fingers gives players a chance to do so. It also creates some interesting story repercussions and moral quandries for PCs to think about.

- Most encounters are very easy and uninteresting, with the exception of one near the end.

All in all, Frozen Fingers is a very good scenario that could've been stellar, but a handful of lackluster encounters dings an otherwise amazing and fun adventure.


Nice storyline, but not challenging enough

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I like how the story unfolds as the players attempt to discover the cure to Skelg's sickness and the love between the two main characters which the scenario focuses upon.

However, the combat is severely lacking in challenge, especially the end fight scene at higher level tiers. No ranged weapons either for the minions. It would have been nice to have an additional map for Skelg's estate and grounds where the first combat took place, along with extra minions to make the challenge even greater.

I give it three stars because I love the Reign of Winter campaign setting so much and the overall storyline is well written, so you truly care what happens to the people you are trying to help. The higher level tier combat challenge is severely broken and will be a simple walkthrough for most parties. Lower level tier combat is more challenging, especially if the environmental effects written in the scenario are used.


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I like the item, it is really well thought out, scenario however was lacking. One ridiculously challenging fight in the middle even after we got the drop on them (thought it was the boss). Diplomacy a viable path to take. Found the end game confusing, can we get back, can she? What about Skelg?


A memorable love story.

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This had to get a good review from me as it is a great example of an author using the Golarion setting to create a attention-grabbing love story. The characters are memorable, the hook for the PCs to assist the clients is top-notch and there's a real sense of urgency to the adventure, mixed in with some interesting artifact mechanics and magical mystery solving.

Pro:

-The son of the deceased Lord has some powerful spells and tactics up his sleeve - this was a memorable fight with a great map.
-The write-up for the Lantern is very well handled and creates a fantastic toy for the PCs to play with. Love to see more of this.
-Great use of the Irrisen/Linnorm dynamics.

Con:

-Unless the PCs are utter bastards, there is no way the 'boss fight' of this scenario would ever trigger. Who would try to kill the Lady Love? Why? I'd have liked to see more interesting tactics from the Undead.
-The fight with the two guards outside the manor in Absalom is a bit of a snooze fest. Even with four players, this wouldn't be able to challenge anyone.
-It'd have been nice to use the Lantern against more Linnorm-worshipping selfish bastards. Eat my artifact curse, vikings!


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Sovereign Court Contributor

I just wanted to say thanks to John and itrainedyoda for their kind reviews! Much appreciated!

The Rambling Scribe

Sovereign Court

I can't wait until I have Internets at home so I can pick these up. Does anyone know approximately how many pages each of these adventures are? Either way, $3.99 seems like a pretty affordable price!

Scarab Sages

Nameless wrote:
I can't wait until I have Internets at home so I can pick these up. Does anyone know approximately how many pages each of these adventures are? Either way, $3.99 seems like a pretty affordable price!

this one's 16. but three pages are dedicated to cover, small print and socitey submission form. and 2 pages are the faction handout, so 11 pages of adventure. and it's worth every last penny.

Sovereign Court

kessukoofah wrote:
Nameless wrote:
I can't wait until I have Internets at home so I can pick these up. Does anyone know approximately how many pages each of these adventures are? Either way, $3.99 seems like a pretty affordable price!
this one's 16. but three pages are dedicated to cover, small print and socitey submission form. and 2 pages are the faction handout, so 11 pages of adventure. and it's worth every last penny.

Excellent, thanks! I can't wait to run these scenarios. I am incredibly envious of all the people that got to play at GenCon! I'm going to have to try to make it out next year for sure.

Also, Craig, will you be writing more scenarios for PFS? Or is this the only one for now?

Sovereign Court Contributor

I hope to be writing more of these, and I hope I've made a good impression on the folks at Paizo with this one. I'm not sure how far ahead they have writers working already, but as of right now I am not scheduled to write another one. There are a lot of them coming out this year though, so maybe I'll get the chance!

:crosses fingers:

The Rambling Scribe


I had an absolute blast running this adventure at GenCon. Don't forget that the adventures are tiered for levels 1 & 2 and levels 4 & 5. :)

Scarab Sages

Lilith wrote:
I had an absolute blast running this adventure at GenCon. Don't forget that the adventures are tiered for levels 1 & 2 and levels 4 & 5. :)

i still don't get the tier 4 and 5 part. is it for people who choose not to run it now, but come back later when they're a higher level? or can people choose to start higher? since they get 1xp per adventure and level up in 3xp, they can only be level 2.33 assuming they run all 4.

Sovereign Court Contributor

All of the adventures for the next while will be tier 1-2 or 4-5. you can play them in any order, so theoretically, someone could play the upcoming adventures first and then these ones later, allowing the to play the higher tier version.

You cannot start at higher level.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

OK, I'm biased.

Yeah, he's my little brother.
And after 28 years of gaming together he's bound to write stuff in a style that appeals to me.

But DAMN this was a blast to run people through!

Keep buying it and posting your reviews folks!

Sovereign Court Contributor

Thanks to Douglas for the kind review, and thanks to Scribbling Rambler for admitting I'm not totally incompetent! ;-P

The Rambling Scribe

The Exchange

I played this on Friday at Strategicon's Gateway 2008 in Los Angeles, and it was FUN! I played a bard, and was worried beforehand that I would be underpowered and wouldn't be able to do anything useful because I wasn't a "core class" (Ft, Wiz/Sor, Cl, Rg), but I needn't have worried. Our group rocked!

Overall, these PS adventures are the perfect length, with just the right number of encounters. Our group played two (Frozen Fingers and Silent Tide) and there were no "dull spots" where the action bogged down or we had no clue what to do next. Excellent writing all around! And atmospheric too!

Sovereign Court Contributor

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks!

The Rambling Scribe

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Played this at GenConUK and had a blast (although that might have been due to having an Ulfen character and so being able to come up with all sorts of weird Nordic curses and insults while talking to Skeld). Very well done adventure (although they all were).

Grand Lodge

Craig Shackleton wrote:

I hope to be writing more of these, and I hope I've made a good impression on the folks at Paizo with this one. I'm not sure how far ahead they have writers working already, but as of right now I am not scheduled to write another one. There are a lot of them coming out this year though, so maybe I'll get the chance!

:crosses fingers:

The Rambling Scribe

I hope you do. It was a fun adventure for sure.

Sincerely,

The Druid from the A Team


Christophe Swall did a great job on the illustration!

Sovereign Court Contributor

I also really liked the artwork. Very good adaptation of real-world viking stuff.


SPOILER

Spoiler:

Needed to do a bit of story editing- Skelg wrote a letter to the Adril asking for help, but failed to mention he was being held captive. Since that makes no sense, I mentioned that the letter went out before Bengierr's men came back to make sure he died in bed.

Grand Lodge

I played this in 2008 with Craig as DM at GenCon. I lost the character after the con and just found it. I'm going to use it and I cant find the chronicle sheet. Can someone tell me how to acquire a chronicle sheet from 8 years ago OR how much gold I would have earned at 1st level?

Thanks

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