Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-07: Flooded King's Court

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A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–4 (subtiers 1–2 and 3–4).

From a ruined theater in the run-down Puddles district of Absalom, a goblin hero and self-styled king rules over the nearby goblins. Shifting foundations beneath the playhouse have revealed ruins from Absalom's early history, and the goblin king has put out a call for explorers to search the area and clear out its dangers. The Pathfinder Society has answered the call. They aren't the only group that is interested, however, and they must prove themselves to earn the right to enter these lost chambers.

Written by Brian Duckwitz.

Scenario tags: Faction (Vigilant Seal)

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Fun

5/5

Flooded is a mix of everything, but primarily roleplay and combat. Runs about 3 hours.

The thing I like best about Flooded was that the party decisions in the middle and end of the scenario were interesting and it felt like they mattered.

Overall: A fun and interesting adventure. (9/10)


4/5


Too difficult encounter

3/5

I ran this scenario with a party of 4 level 1 players. This was meant as an introduction to Pathfinder 2e for two of them, one of whom was new to Pathfinder specifically, one new to tabletop games generally.

The introductory part of the scenario with the goblin king was fun, and allowed for some nice role-play, though I changed it so that the goblin king had the players come up with their own performance, instead of reading from a script. I felt this was more fun for the players than the scenario as-written.

Now for the big reason for the three stars; the encounter with the elite crocodile. The players were level 1, and thus in subtler 1-2, and therefore their first combat encounter was an elite crocodile. This crocodile downed one player with a lucky crit to start off combat, then was a real pain for the rest of the players to finish off. Thanks to lucky rolls and GM fiat (I lowered the crocodile's hp on the fly) they defeated it, but it was no walk in the park. I feel a regular crocodile would have been more than enough to challenge the players at level 1, let alone an elite crocodile. Being new to GMing Pathfinder 2e, I didn't realize how unfair an encounter this was till after combat began.

I skipped the encounters with the mercenaries and zombies for the sake of time. I changed the encounter with Marcon, feeling the as-written backstory was too complex; to justify the use of a temple to Dagon, I made it so that the Candrens were worshippers of Dagon, who consorted with him to sink the ships of their rivals. Marcon, an investigator who caught wind of this, was captured and killed by the Candrens. To make the situation a true quandary, I had it so that the current-day Candren was a major donor of the Pathfinder Society. The players still chose to free Marcon, leading to him revealing the secrets of the Candrens and finding peace. While the players' Pathfinder memberships were revoked, Marcon would visit the players in their dreams and tell them of how his soul passed on to the afterlife.

Overall, this scenario provided some fun role-play segments, though it was bogged down by an overly-difficult combat. Thus, I award it three stars.


Amazing!

5/5

This scenario has it all. Good skill challenges, fun roleplay (including some of my favorite inter-table interactions), and combats that make sense and aren't too challenging or too easy.

All in all, a wonderful low level scenario that ends with an amazing moral quandary. Highly recommended.


Solid Scenario

5/5

I ran this scenario in a PbP format with five players.

There's not much more that I need to add that others haven't already said. This is a very strong scenario and one I would recommend for anyone looking to try out Pathfinder Society or even just Pathfinder in general. The roleplaying is fun and humorous and the mystery surrounding what lay beneath Absalom is interesting as well.

If I have to include any nitpicks (which don't warrant dropping down to 4 stars in the least), it would be that the "timer" of the water level rising is so long as to be irrelevant and that the combat encounters themselves are relatively straightforward. This actually makes it quite a strength for new players or even players just looking to have a fun roleplaying night, so it's hard to fault the scenario for that.

All in all, a great module!


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Hooray, Brian! I can’t wait to run players through your next scenario. It looks great! What maps will we be needing for this adventure?

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32

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Thanks! I hope everyone has fun with it.

I'll leave maps discussion to the developers.

Dark Archive

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"A Pathfinder Society Quest designed for levels 1–4 (subtiers 1–2 and 3–4)."

Should be Pathfinder Society Scenario?

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
DrParty06 wrote:

"A Pathfinder Society Quest designed for levels 1–4 (subtiers 1–2 and 3–4)."

Should be Pathfinder Society Scenario?

Quests are the adventures that are meant to last one hour.

Advocates

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber
CorvusMask wrote:
DrParty06 wrote:

"A Pathfinder Society Quest designed for levels 1–4 (subtiers 1–2 and 3–4)."

Should be Pathfinder Society Scenario?

Quests are the adventures that are meant to last one hour.

Yes. But the product title is Pathfinder Society Scenario 1-07, while the description calls it a quest.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Oh didn't notice that. Yeah, thats weird.

Horizon Hunters

Sounds awesome!


Any word on the maps needed for this scenario? Mostly, I am curious if the adventure will have a custom map that I need to print out and laminate?

Grand Lodge Organized Play Lead Developer

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The Maps are:
Flip Mat Bigger Sewers and Flip Mat Mythos Dungeon. There are no custom maps.

Contributor

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Stat Block Typo:

Marcon's stats in Subtier 3-4 list his AC as 35. It should be 19, as on Page 24.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Kinda sad that:
We didn't get either of boons because we figured out to leave the ghoul in the room and return later with tax officials :'D We did get the full story out of him and everything, but wasn't sure on if it was safe to let guy out of the room

Should have remembered that "let's come back later" is never the correct option in scenarios xD


I ran this twice at pax unplugged and got credit for it twice. Is that supposed to happen

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Maps, Rulebook, Starfinder Maps, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Just for fun, and since we have it, we used Flip-Mat Theater and some pawns for the first task. It added some suspense, because players think, "Flipmat + pawns = Combat!"

Also, page 8, Undermining the Opposition, skill check should not be Bluff.

Is there still a forum post for listing editing/typos?

Silver Crusade

Is there a chance that anybody will run this online in the weeks to come anywhere in the world? This is the first P2 scenario I'm going to miss since I can't attend my live group session, and I'd really like to play it. If there's a place on these Forums where one could apply for an online slot, please let me know.
Thanks in advance!


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Krky77 wrote:

Is there a chance that anybody will run this online in the weeks to come anywhere in the world? This is the first P2 scenario I'm going to miss since I can't attend my live group session, and I'd really like to play it. If there's a place on these Forums where one could apply for an online slot, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

Cottonseed Lodge recruitment here on the forums for a Play-by-Post option.

Org Play Online to play on Discord or find a Virtual Table Top game. Make sure to head to the PFS2 section.

Silver Crusade

numbat1 wrote:
Krky77 wrote:

Is there a chance that anybody will run this online in the weeks to come anywhere in the world? This is the first P2 scenario I'm going to miss since I can't attend my live group session, and I'd really like to play it. If there's a place on these Forums where one could apply for an online slot, please let me know.

Thanks in advance!

Cottonseed Lodge recruitment here on the forums for a Play-by-Post option.

Org Play Online to play on Discord or find a Virtual Table Top game. Make sure to head to the PFS2 section.

Amazing stuff!

Thank you so much for the reply!


Cross posted in the GM Discussion, Did we/could we get clarification on the 16-18 CP adjustment for low tier :)


So I just ran a home game of this module, looked very fun, especially the beginning roleplaying. I had a problem with the Elite Crocodile they had to fight. Not a small problem, I had a TPK for my 1st level adventurers. Any suggestions on how to combat this?

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Brian Duckwitz wrote:

Thanks! I hope everyone has fun with it.

I'll leave maps discussion to the developers.

Brian, this scenario is amazing

RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32

Hmm wrote:
Brian Duckwitz wrote:

Thanks! I hope everyone has fun with it.

I'll leave maps discussion to the developers.

Brian, this scenario is amazing

Awww! Thanks!


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Did they ever follow up to use the Boon(s) from this adventure?

Horizon Hunters

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Can we have a sequel or follow-up to this scenario? :)

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