Pathfinder One-Shot #2: Dinner at Lionlodge

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Pathfinder One-Shot #2: Dinner at Lionlodge

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Invited to a hunting lodge to attend a grand dinner, the PCs are in for a treat. Initially called forth to go on an exciting hunt the following day, an uncomfortable meal causes some trepidation. The eccentric hunter who inhabits the lodge has other plans for his guests. Can the group figure out what's going on before their dinner is ruined?

This short Pathfinder 2nd edition adventure written by James Jacobs is intended to be completed in a single session and includes four 4th-level pregenerated characters, who make 'use of the new ancestries in Pathfinder Advanced Player's Guide and Pathfinder Lost Omens Ancestry Guide, whose backstories and motivations tie closely into the plot of the adventure. This adventure can be easily incorporated into various virtual tabletops, run off of digital devices, or printed out and played at a table.

"Dinner at Lionlodge" is sanctioned for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The rules for running this Adventure and Chronicle sheet are available as a free download (942 kb PDF).

Pregenerated characters for this adventure are also available as a free download.



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Good romp, but can be frustrating at times.

3/5

(I played this, together with Sebastian below.)

This scenario feels like it's almost "there," but there's some elements that keep it back.
The setup is great, but once the cat is out of the bag, it's a standard straightforward adventure where most of the attention went into the setup, but not really the payoff.
The characters are definitely built more for style than for effectiveness. They also lacked a bit of synergy between them. The Rogue can debuff Reflex saves, but no other class targets Reflex with their spells or abilities. The spellcasters have questionable spells. They're serviceable, but I feel like they could've packed a little more oomph. Also, no Striking weapons really hurt, I feel. Especially with the final boss.
Two encounters feel out of whack. As mentioned, the lack of Striking weapons doesn't help, but the enemies feel unnecessarily tough compared to the casters. It was a real scramble here and there. Which is exciting, but can also make you feel hopeless.

Also, like Sebastian said, the Roll20 module had some errors in it that you need to look out for. Spells that have their damage output/DCs messed up can happen through importing, that I can forgive, but several feats were given to the wrong character, and some details were missing on the sheet entirely.

All in all, I'm not as harsh on it as the reviewer below me, but I do feel like this scenario could've been better.


Unfair and not super appealing

2/5

This one really is unduly hard, and the player's characters, while weird and complicated, are not set up well for this type of challenge to the point where it feels unfair.
Honestly, the story is not really helping it much, it's not very appealing. Honestly, if you use a mix of other pregens, maybe with a PFS style level bump, you are likely going to have a better time.

If you are the type of GM that prefers making things easier, and the story appeals to you, there is something appealing here, but if you want something to run out of the box, there are other options.
Personally, I would not recommend this for new players.

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I played on a purchased VTT table and honestly, not sure what happened but I found the number of errors and incorrectly set up things embarrassing.


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Coming soon!


I love pregen characters, and I really enjoy seeing more non-Core Ancestries get the spotlight. Do we know where in the setting this is set?

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Watch the Pathfinder One-Shot: Dinner at Lionlodge Liveplay at PaizoCon!

Grand Archive

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Based on the cover and JJ's commentary, the ancestries, in the order shown on the cover, from left to right:

Players ancestries:

Kitsune, stryx, fleshwarp, ganzi kobold.


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Quote:
This adventure can be easily incorporated into various virtual tabletops, run off of digital devices, or printed out and played at a table.

Does that mean that this will be released in the same way that those bounties were for Foundry VTT?

Grand Archive

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pachydermic wrote:
Quote:
This adventure can be easily incorporated into various virtual tabletops, run off of digital devices, or printed out and played at a table.
Does that mean that this will be released in the same way that those bounties were for Foundry VTT?

Based on the previous one-shot, it means that there are many assets like the maps that are in easy-to-use image format available already outside of the PDF.

A FoundryVTT specific version would have its own page, in the FoundryVTT section.

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Elfteiroh wrote:
pachydermic wrote:
Quote:
This adventure can be easily incorporated into various virtual tabletops, run off of digital devices, or printed out and played at a table.
Does that mean that this will be released in the same way that those bounties were for Foundry VTT?

Based on the previous one-shot, it means that there are many assets like the maps that are in easy-to-use image format available already outside of the PDF.

A FoundryVTT specific version would have its own page, in the FoundryVTT section.

That's right. One-Shots are different than Foundry VTT products.


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These things are super cool. Please keep them coming!

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Jam412 wrote:
These things are super cool. Please keep them coming!

Two more are planned for late 2021


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Four in a year? Nice. There will be far more PF2 content than I will ever get to play, and that's not a bad thing.

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Confirmed by James Jacobs: The ganzi kobold pregen uses the pronoun "her". :3
(I already had a soft spot for her, but now I wanna play her even more.)

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Fumarole wrote:
Four in a year? Nice. There will be far more PF2 content than I will ever get to play, and that's not a bad thing.

Five in total between Starfinder and Pathfinder this year.


Aaron Shanks wrote:
Fumarole wrote:
Four in a year? Nice. There will be far more PF2 content than I will ever get to play, and that's not a bad thing.
Five in total between Starfinder and Pathfinder this year.

So is the “two more” one for pathfinder and one for starfinder?

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KaiBlob1 wrote:
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Fumarole wrote:
Four in a year? Nice. There will be far more PF2 content than I will ever get to play, and that's not a bad thing.
Five in total between Starfinder and Pathfinder this year.
So is the “two more” one for pathfinder and one for starfinder?

Your math is correct.

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keftiu wrote:
Do we know where in the setting this is set?

It's set in the hinterlands of Korvosa. Up in the mountains, although there's not much going on outdoors. It's a dinner, not a picnic.

Sczarni

This releases on a Saturday.

For Society, will there be bonus AcP if we report our session for that weekend? Like Sundered Waves offered?

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Nefreet wrote:

This releases on a Saturday.

For Society, will there be bonus AcP if we report our session for that weekend? Like Sundered Waves offered?

There is not; the only way to get bonus AcP for this adventure this weekend is to run or play it at PaizoCon Online! Several tables still have walk-in seats available.

Sczarni

Nah I'm GMing it Sunday for my weekly PFS slot and was hoping for that sweet, sweet black tar AcP we got last time =P

I'm assuming Chronicles will also be posted this Saturday?

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Sanctioning documents are in progress and will be posted sometime this week when they're complete, yes.

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This product will go live tonight at 6 PM Pacific on Saturday.


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Aaron Shanks wrote:
This product will go live tonight at 6 PM Pacific on Saturday.

by tonight, do you mean tomorrow?

Sczarni

Eeeh, I hope he meant tonight. 6pm tomorrow is when the Livestream starts.

Was hoping to have it prepped first, then take notes. Might be a sleepless night =/


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We will know which it is in about an hour. However, 2 of the 3 date indicators point to tomorrow, so I am not expecting to be able to pick up this product when I get back from dinner.

Edit: There is a similar statement from Aaron in the product thread for the Starfinder one-shot, which does release very soon this evening. So the most logical conclusion is that he forgot to edit out the word "tonight" from the posting in this thread.

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David knott 242 wrote:

We will know which it is in about an hour. However, 2 of the 3 date indicators point to tomorrow, so I am not expecting to be able to pick up this product when I get back from dinner.

Edit: There is a similar statement from Aaron in the product thread for the Starfinder one-shot, which does release very soon this evening. So the most logical conclusion is that he forgot to edit out the word "tonight" from the posting in this thread.

That is what happened. Sorry for the typo. This product will go live at 6 PM Pacific on Saturday.

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PDF of pregens available when?

Sczarni

I imagine about ~5 hours from now.

For those running this on Roll20, I see it'll be available in the Marketplace later (the Starfinder One-Shot just became available).

If you're on a time crunch, or low on sleep due to PaizoCon, might be worth the $6.49

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Pathfinder One-Shot #2: Dinner at Lionlodge is also scheduled go live on Astral VTT, Fantasy Grounds and Roll20 at 6 PM Pacific. The PDF pre-gen characters go live then too. My understanding is that PaizoCon GMs get early access and seats at tables are available to play tomorrow and Monday.

Dark Archive

Woo :D

Scarab Sages

nice to include the map for VTT - less useful to have a giant secret door still on it!


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I really like the story of this adventure, but the characters felt very under powered for lvl 4 characters.

Movie plot spoiler:
Without +1 striking weapons on the martial characters the boss is pretty much a TPK waiting to happen, especially with inexperienced players. The boss essentially does 4d6+5 dmg from range and even greater once he "enrages" when he still has approximately half HP left. My party did not find the only +1 striking weapon in the adventure so the rogue would hardly do any dmg even with sneak attacks after the resistance to physical, the ranger would do well if twin takedown would hit both attacks. The true strike + Cruel Shot pretty much guaranteed a crit from the boss which was 4d6+6 X 2 + 1d10 from up to 60 feet away. In 3 turns, I had 3 characters taken from 3/4 HP to dying from his critical which I think were a roll of 15 or higher. I believe the encounter would still be challenging if the ranger and rogue had +1 striking weapons, which is lvl appropriate for these characters.


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I was excited to run this for my group after enjoying SW so much, but after playing it, no way, not without some major adjustments. The encounter balance was way out of whack. The story was...mostly ok, but overshadowed by the ugh of the combat.

The characters are OK but not nearly as flavorful as the SW characters. Ah well, maybe the next one.


Maan, some bonus feats are missing.

Sczarni

chris manning wrote:
nice to include the map for VTT - less useful to have a giant secret door still on it!

It's on the GM layer.

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Nefreet wrote:
chris manning wrote:
nice to include the map for VTT - less useful to have a giant secret door still on it!
It's on the GM layer.

well, it is on the pdf art that is coming with the digital content...


Can this be played with more than 4 PCs or is the story too specific to the 4 pre-generated characters?


Is there an image for the cultists? Bought it but couldn't find anything amongst the files.


Onkonk wrote:
Is there an image for the cultists? Bought it but couldn't find anything amongst the files.

I seen image in AoN. But missing Bonus Feat and class's name is more, in Pregenerated characters.


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Alecksander wrote:
Can this be played with more than 4 PCs or is the story too specific to the 4 pre-generated characters?

It doesnt read specific. I'll be running it with 5. I'm not even sure I'll adjust for the party size. The one shot is pretty brutal.

Grand Archive

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I played this at PaizoCon...

About difficulty and my personal experience:

Without adjustment, we pretty much walked over all the encounter with almost no HP loss... It actually felt too easy? The adventure leave you LOT of preparation time. We actually missed the golems though. But the boss fight? With traps well placed and good debuff from the Fleshwarp Sorcerer, the boss didn't manage to do ANYTHING. :X

This seems like it will be another adventure where depending on the players, it will either be too hard or too easy...


Elfteiroh wrote:

I played this at PaizoCon...

** spoiler omitted **
This seems like it will be another adventure where depending on the players, it will either be too hard or too easy...

Spoiler:
No mention of the devil? Because of his reach, AoO, resistances, and other abilities I think he was worse for our group than the end boss, tbh. It's pretty awful do go down in range of a reach weapon AoO.

And for our group, since the DC on the craft based stealth of the traps is so low, the end boss just disarmed some traps outside and used his massively incredible ranged attacks to use other traps as a way to hinder the party getting to him. Oh yeah, and summon, of course.


Laclale♪ wrote:
Maan, some bonus feats are missing.

now there are too many :)

But seriously, Kellsti seems to have changed one of her bonus skill feats for another. Cute kobolds just do it their way.

Liberty's Edge

As far as Society play, I know this runs in "Adventure Mode" and interpreted that to mean that you get to apply credit (and get full credit, sans any un-found items) to your society character regardless of a character death. Can anyone confirm this for me?

-Here is the text for Adventure mode from the Organized play guide:
"Adventure Mode is used for adventures not published for society play, and allows the GM more freedom to adapt those adventures, including running the adventure in Pathfinder using GM house rules, and the ability to alter encounters and statistics found in the adventure."

*And here is the text from the sanctioning document:
"APPLYING CREDIT
Players who play through Dinner at Lionlodge, as
well as GMs who run the adventure, can apply the
adventure’s Chronicle Sheet to any of their Pathfinder
Society (Second Edition) Organized Play characters.
Players must decide which character to apply credit to
when they receive the Chronicle Sheet and the GM signs
it. The Chronicle Sheet gives 4 Experience Points and
10 Treasure Bundles appropriate to a character of their
level. It also grants 8 days of Downtime. An individual
may earn one chronicle for playing and one chronicle
for GMing. Replays may be used to earn additional
player chronicles.
Players earn access to the items and options listed on
the Chronicle Sheet through their actions during the
adventure. If the PCs don’t discover an item or fulfill the
conditions described in the adventure to gain access to an
option, cross that option off of each player’s Chronicle
Sheet. If a PC gains access to an option presented on the
Chronicle Sheet that can only be obtained by one member
of the party, they earn that option on the Chronicle Sheet
for all members of their group."

Thanks for any help or clarification. I was pretty sure of my interpretation but someone else called this into question and my third running the other night was a TPK so I need to find out for sure...


How important are the Pregens to this adventure? I know with the pirate one, their stories were important to the story
Is it the same here? I am considering giving my players the choice of building their own or using a pregen.

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LoreMaster GM wrote:

How important are the Pregens to this adventure? I know with the pirate one, their stories were important to the story

Is it the same here? I am considering giving my players the choice of building their own or using a pregen.

Well pregens are less important here(any sort of famous hunter group works), but for purpose of being society legal for sanctioning, while you can alter the adventure a bit you HAVE to use the pregens as written if you want to give them society chronicles.


CorvusMask wrote:
LoreMaster GM wrote:

How important are the Pregens to this adventure? I know with the pirate one, their stories were important to the story

Is it the same here? I am considering giving my players the choice of building their own or using a pregen.
Well pregens are less important here(any sort of famous hunter group works), but for purpose of being society legal for sanctioning, while you can alter the adventure a bit you HAVE to use the pregens as written if you want to give them society chronicles.

I am the only one who does any Society in my group (I am the forever GM so I play PbP to be able to be a player) so that rule only sucks for me, but it does stink. Thanks for your help!

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This is a great one-shot adventure, but it's also very easy (even easier, at least considering the hook) to drop it into your own campaign as a side-trek. Another great one-shot module from Paizo, I'm very happy I purchased it! :)

Good work, Jacobs! :)

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We burnt that lodge to the ground last night.


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Just a note, the sanctioning documents have not been updated yet. As per this blog post the adventure now awards 4 Reputation with your chosen Faction.


CorvusMask wrote:
LoreMaster GM wrote:

How important are the Pregens to this adventure? I know with the pirate one, their stories were important to the story

Is it the same here? I am considering giving my players the choice of building their own or using a pregen.
Well pregens are less important here(any sort of famous hunter group works), but for purpose of being society legal for sanctioning, while you can alter the adventure a bit you HAVE to use the pregens as written if you want to give them society chronicles.

Surprised no one has said this yet, but this is untrue. The one shots are flagged as "pregens recommended" and the sanctioning document reiterates that.

So not required.

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