Pathfinder Society Scenario #4–19: The Night March of Kalkamedes (PFRPG) PDF

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–5.

A veteran Pathfinder exploring the Fenwall Mountains of Varisia has begun sleepwalking, traveling through the dead of night in the same direction each time. The following mornings, however, he awakens injured and lost in the wilderness, never reaching the mysterious destination that drew him from his bed in the night. Something is calling Kalkamedes, something powerful, but unless he can make it safely to the source of his somnambulism, that power will remain a mystery. It falls to a team of Pathfinders to escort the sleepwalker to his destination and uncover the true nature of the strange phenomenon overtaking Kalkamedes's dreams.

Written by Michael Kortes.

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 Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

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Great Start for Pathfinder Players

*****

This was my first scenario and one of the first I've run. It's well written and pulls people into the game rather quickly. It also is a good example into how to handle Pathfinder's balance between combat and skills, the need to think through issues and question everything.

One of the things that absolutely make this a good starting point is that it shows that even lower level characters can encounter something rather epic and not useless in dealing with it.


Top-notch scenario: solid balance of problem-solving, combat, and role-playing

*****

Solid, well-crafted adventure. Importantly, it can handle mis-cues very well (for example, I GM'd this for a party of 4 Tier 1-2 players, totally forgot about the sword, and things still played through without a hitch!) That's some next-level writing, because The Wounded Wisp fell apart on me when I mis-cued a minor point.

Combat is balanced, great opportunities for role-playing, and also doesn't mandate the 'murder hobo' mentality - this definitely rewards thinking and problem-solving over mighty thews and great-swords.

My group really enjoyed this, and it was also a pleasure to GM. It's set in Varisia (not Absalom City), which allows me to set up the party for a 4-6 month Varisian campaign (maybe a PFS module, definitely a couple of Tier 1-5 Varisian scenarios).


****( )


A very different story

*****

One of my favorite.

The first part is to babysit an ex-pathfinder. Lots of environment dangers such as drown or fall off from cliff.

The second part is mainly based on two NPCs, RAW the skill DC is tough for level 1-2, it relies on PC's wisdom more. If you do things wrong, may fall into very scary situation, not TPK but fail the mission.

Not combat-heavy, most roleplays. Love my lovely GM's acting and the setting.


***( )( )

I have run this at low tier and played at high tier.

Not an original story but one that is quite fun. Some of the travel encounters are just uninteresting though but I am not a fan of playing through environmental hazards. The combats are few and fair but the scenario does not have much in the way of role playing. It is very much a travel based scenario with a couple fights.

The only downside for me is that the scenario can be really tough if the characters don't have certain skills or the ability to think outside the box. It really is not new player friendly.


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Grand Lodge

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This premise just sounds weird. I can't wait to play it! :-)

Silver Crusade

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Love the sound of this one!


This sounds really cool. And it's written by Kortes, awesome!


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TwilightKnight wrote:
This premise just sounds weird. I can't wait to play it! :-)

I dunno, sounds to me like a bit of a snoozer. [/cymbal crash]

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Ever since I played in the Pact Stone Pyramid, I look forward to Michael's adventures. Can't wait to try this one!

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Just read through it! Can't wait to run it! This one actually seems more fun to run than to play.

Minor concern is there are a LOT of typos and rough bits. Easily managed, just a little distracting.

Finally, a question on the Chronicle Sheet:

Chronicle Sheet:
For Gift of Ghaele, would I be correct in assuming they gain access to their choice of spell from the sub-tier the player plays "Night March" as? As opposed to them choosing it when playing in either sub-tier at a later time? So one of those lines will be crossed out, yes?

Dark Archive

From a skim read it looks great fun to run, with some great elements. Roleplaying choices matter. I think its going to be a classic.

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Sior wrote:

Just read through it! Can't wait to run it! This one actually seems more fun to run than to play.

Minor concern is there are a LOT of typos and rough bits. Easily managed, just a little distracting.

Finally, a question on the Chronicle Sheet:
** spoiler omitted **

Sorry about that. We had a problem with the file getting corrupted and changes getting lost, so it was difficult to determine whether all the changes got in. We didn't want to delay it to do additional copyediting, though.

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Jessica Price wrote:
Sorry about that. We had a problem with the file getting corrupted and changes getting lost, so it was difficult to determine whether all the changes got in. We didn't want to delay it to do additional copyediting, though.

And I personally appreciate it, since I've been looking forward to this one, haha. There's nothing insurmountable, just distracting. That's all.

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Sior wrote:
And I personally appreciate it, since I've been looking forward to this one, haha. There's nothing insurmountable, just distracting. That's all.

Whew! Good to know. :-)

Scarab Sages

I agree with Sior and ZomB, I think this will be a blast to run. I typically prefer higher tier scenarios, but with this one I do not care. I am looking very forward to running this.

I do wish that there was some form of scenario completion element as there is in "The Dissappeared" and "Fortress of the Nail", for if you know who gets out.

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Kristen Gipson wrote:
I do wish that there was some form of scenario completion element as there is in "The Dissappeared" and "Fortress of the Nail", for if you know who gets out.

The penalties for letting that happen are on your Chronicle. As for wide-reaching effects of the scenario you mention, I don't think it's that much of an impact on the overall story-line. But good players will incorporate it into their roleplaying.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

rewards:
I wonder if in a future chronicle their will be an opportunity to reforge the Gamin, perhaps at the next subtier. I love the flavour of the Gamin and it would fit well in a redemption sort of story.

faction stuff:
I also really appreciate the telegraphing of the end of the shadow lodge in this module, that Sheila is explicitly both concerned for Kalkamedes and the also concerned that she been seen showing concern.

Grand Lodge

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Oh man I cannot wait to run this at Origins...

Grand Lodge

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And I ran it at Origins. Possibly the best 1-5 of the season.


Read through this one today - it looks very good. I like it a lot. One thing, though, is a quibble about a conflict between the art and a description of an NPC.

Spoiler:

text: "Sulianna appears to be a beautiful, elven warrior-woman"
but the picture shows a woman with non-elf eyes (they have whites) and non-elf ears (no points).


Is this a good one for me and my 2 sons to join in on for gencon? They are 10 and 12 and we've got moderate experience.. been playing Pathfinder at home for almost a year, but never with others.

Also, should we bring level 1 characters? level 5 characters? Anyone know what the norm is for when this gets run at gencon?

Grand Lodge

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WebHammer, you can bring any Pathfinder Society Organized Play legal character you have. If you do not have an Organized Play character there will be pre-generated characters for you to use until you have a chance to make one yourself. You can show up with a 1st level character built using the character generation rules found in the Guide to Organized Play (a free download here) and play using that.

This scenario is perfectly suitable for young players, and is a dynamite adventure that should be a good introduction to the world of Golarion and organized play.

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