Funniest PFS moments?


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Ratfolk walks into a room full of cats
Gets polymorphed into a mouse
Party saves him

At the Temple "hey, our wizard got polymorphed into a rat can you turn him back?"

"Priest. Sure thing. 350 gold please Results not guaranteed. Abracadabra and....

Poof. Ratfolk appears.

"Huh. Never seen one of those only work half way. Normally they're still a mouse or they turn back..."

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Kwinten Koëter wrote:

Played two scenarios back-to-back that had Nagaji in them, with my Nagaji Cleric (first was intended, second wasn't). At first I was like, "okay, I'm one of them, let me speak to them," but then they didn't understand me. Apparently, Nagaji NPCs speak Common (or Tien, in this case), and Nagaji, while my Cleric only had Common and Draconic. I felt so baffled and frustrated I couldn't speak with my own kind.

Apparently, I built my character with the Advanced Race Guide, which states my starting languages are Common and Draconic, but sometime later that got changed. Inner Sea Races gives Common and Nagaji, for example.

But still, a race that can't speak with its own kin is pretty funny.

Heck, I get that in real life, at the gaming table even...

Not to long ago, as we are setting up to start the game, one of the players was a last minute drop in. They don’t have their PCs with them, but they have a “copy” on their phone (the judge is ok with this). So they ask if anyone has a “scrap piece of paper” for them to keep notes on (HP and stuff)...

So I say “I’ve got a tablet you can use...”

To which they reply: “no, I actually need something physical to write on.”

So I blink and say: “Ah - a tablet like as in a pad of paper - you know, like from last century...”

Everyone at the table stops to look at me - then realize that I’m the guy at the table with the flip phone, and his character in a binder, on paper...

Yeah, some times you young'uns seem to be speaking another language...

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My sister has a PC that bought a Dire Bat as a riding animal (long story there, perhaps for a different post...). She always has him show up to the VC briefing with his Bat (who is named "G'wano") and ... always has to leave him behind. Sometimes she gets to bring her bat into the start of the game, always asking if she "can bring my bat G'wano in here"), but in the end, G'wano get's left back at the stables.

But then, she finally got to use G'wano in a game. In combat even - flying around a battlefield, shooting (throwning) at the enemy Mooks. Great fun was had... and that's the point right?

Then, poor G'wano sucked up a crossbow bolt and streaked off into the darkness while she jumped off into the melee (Boots of the Cat that she calls her "jump boots" - which is extra funny as she was actually in the 101st Airborne in real life). Her character then scrambled around post combat pestering all the other PCs to heal the bat... best phrase heard in game was "Can you lay on hands on my G'wano?"


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We're going to talk to this NPC alchemist and when we arrive at the shop, three thugs are there about to set fire to the shop. We have been asked to avoid killing the low level thugs if possible, because they're taken from among the kids of the oppressed population of this town even if they have been corrupted by the people we're looking to overthrow. My alchemist does not have a lot of nonlethal options in a fight unless she can poison somebody unconscious, but she does have one level of bard, even if her spells basically never work because her saves are so low. Not expecting this to work at all, I cast unnatural lust on one of the thugs, for one of the other thugs. The GM manages to roll so badly that he fails the extremely low save. He says "They're both guys, does that matter?" I say "The save's higher if they couldn't be attracted to the person I'm aiming them at, but is there any reason to believe he's straight?" The GM agrees that there's no reason to assume Thug 1 is straight, so he starts trying to kiss Thug 2. One of the other party members, who specializes in tripping, trips Thug 2, so he goes to the ground (and naturally, Thug 1 follows). Also in our party is a character based on the Disney version of Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame (with a goat as an animal companion). Esmeralda starts her fascinating performance dance and fascinates Thug 3, at which point all of the thugs are sufficiently incapacitated that we can knock them out and/or tie them up with minimal damage done, and the GM needs a couple of minutes to process the fact that he never even got to set the building on fire.


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An argument on the PFS forums about the legality of tablet character sheets (the electronic ones, old man) comes up, and I point out that if its really ever a problem just copy your character quickly over to paper. There's no legal requirements for an official character sheet.

This being a hobby where we look for corner cases, what if no one has any paper?

This being the workaround that should be doable at any venue.

That week, my table colapses I go to play at the other table and.. forgot a character. Except that one... "perfectly legal character sheet..."

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At a store just before a PFS scenario, I took a hard look at the Chaotic Neutral label on my kitsune aetherkineticist's character sheet. She is a Tien girl that as a failed gambler, failed thief, successful Pathfinder. I realized that overtime, she has put aside her thieving ways and become quite the friendly gal who takes pride in saving the day and helping people.

I decided with great pride to change her alignment to Chaotic Good.

Afterwards, I opened up a box of Pathfinder Battles and my eyes lit up at what I found inside.

"Cool! I got a Hellgate!"

The GM looked up at me. He said "I'm gonna need that" and immediately snatched the hellgate from my fingers.

I didn't protest. I just stared in stupefied disbelief at the horrible realization.

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Cyrad wrote:

At a store just before a PFS scenario, I took a hard look at the Chaotic Neutral label on my kitsune aetherkineticist's character sheet. She is a Tien girl that as a failed gambler, failed thief, successful Pathfinder. I realized that overtime, she has put aside her thieving ways and become quite the friendly gal who takes pride in saving the day and helping people.

I decided with great pride to change her alignment to Chaotic Good.

Afterwards, I opened up a box of Pathfinder Battles and my eyes lit up at what I found inside.

"Cool! I got a Hellgate!"

The GM looked up at me. He said "I'm gonna need that" and immediately snatched the hellgate from my fingers.

I didn't protest. I just stared in stupefied disbelief at the horrible realization.

Ruh-roh! This wouldn’t have been a certain 7-11 scenario from earlier this season, would it?

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My party led a successful raid into Galt being semi-led by my Knight-Captain Barbarian. We needed to break a few bad people out of their prisons and then exfiltrate with them in tow.

Floating down the river we made note of when we successfully had left the borders of Galt and then I conducted a summary trial and execution for some portion of the people we had just "rescued".

OOC the party knew before play this was potentially going to happen and they were down with me taking action for the IC story arch. What we also didn't know is that the "win" condition was specifically making sure they didn't die *in* Galt. So, you know, mission accomplished all around :P


NightTrace wrote:

My party led a successful raid into Galt being semi-led by my Knight-Captain Barbarian. We needed to break a few bad people out of their prisons and then exfiltrate with them in tow.

Floating down the river we made note of when we successfully had left the borders of Galt and then I conducted a summary trial and execution for some portion of the people we had just "rescued".

OOC the party knew before play this was potentially going to happen and they were down with me taking action for the IC story arch. What we also didn't know is that the "win" condition was specifically making sure they didn't die *in* Galt. So, you know, mission accomplished all around :P

So you're a chelaxian playing an andoran?

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

So you're a chelaxian playing an andoran?

No, the funny part was the OOC element of resigning ourselves to getting a fail for story but that it still met the scenario requirements :P

Also, yes I know it was a "bad" thing, but it felt right for the character progression too :)


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I recently ran a Pathfinder Society scenario that featured a penanggalen, a vampire that detaches its head and internal organs in order to fly about hunting, then has to soak its innards in vinegar to shrink them enough to fit back into its body before dawn. (Here is the mini I made for it.)

Yesterday, the PFS game I was playing ended early, but I hung around the store for a bit before leaving. Not long after we wrapped, I heard the GM at the other table drop the "soak itself in vinegar" lore on his players. It was a different scenario that used the the same monster, and two of his players had played the one I ran. For one of them, it was the very next adventure for his PC since he played mine! The groans and cursing tickled my little black heart. ;)

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So, the PCs confront the BBC and ... ask him who he is. And I do get to recite the best villain line ever "I am (Redacted Name), Master of the Redacted Location name)! How can you NOT have heard of me?"

Player #1 looks at Player #2 who shrugs and looks to Player #3 (running the Skills Guy) who also shrugs... they all turn back to me and Player #3 says - "ah... missed our knowledge Local roll? Think you can help us out with a couple hints?"


I critted an Empowered Ray of Enfeeblement. 31 STR penalty. Sadly, the enemy made the Fort save, but still dropped to the floor.

Not necessarily funny, but I was quiet for a moment when I realised just how much that one spell could do.


Kwinten Koëter wrote:

I critted an Empowered Ray of Enfeeblement. 31 STR penalty. Sadly, the enemy made the Fort save, but still dropped to the floor.

Not necessarily funny, but I was quiet for a moment when I realised just how much that one spell could do.

sorry.. spell can't take the strength below one (still funny though)

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GM'ed a module today for 3 players and a level 4 pre-gen Seoni. The player who was running Seoni most of the time has a noted joking disdain with another local player for getting kill steals with a wand of magic missile. The group was having a somewhat tough time dealing damage, and he proceeded to kill steal himself twice with Seoni's wand of magic missile. We made sure to let the other player know.

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After an encounter with a nasty pair of skeletal dragons the entire party had a boatload of negative levels

My arcanist raids the druid list for spells, so they have death ward. So death ward on me, death ward on you, death ward on you, death ward on your cow... (its a griffon).

Death shows up.

"...the deathward on the cow was a bridge too far wasn't it?"


Home game, not PFS, but still share-worthy: Fighter is at 1 HP, fumbles. We use crit/fumble cards. "Deal damage to yourself." Rolls enough to be exactly at negative CON. GM ruled we could save him, because this is the s%*$tiest way to die.

Also, today: a player has a Leshy, with plant speech. They're going into a forest fire (and camping, too). They had to cry themself to sleep (gender-neutral), as they kept hearing trees yelling in pain.


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In my first PFS2 game we had to disperse a crowd of protesters nonviolently, and it came to my turn. (It looked to me like it was one of those cases where you try to use a variety of skills creatively.)
"I use my geneology lore skill."
GM : "Uh, how does that possibly apply here?"
"I single out the ringleader and insult his mother - very specifically."

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RealAlchemy wrote:

In my first PFS2 game we had to disperse a crowd of protesters nonviolently, and it came to my turn. (It looked to me like it was one of those cases where you try to use a variety of skills creatively.)

"I use my geneology lore skill."
GM : "Uh, how does that possibly apply here?"
"I single out the ringleader and insult his mother - very specifically."

Was said mother, perhaps, a hamster?

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RealAlchemy wrote:

In my first PFS2 game we had to disperse a crowd of protesters nonviolently, and it came to my turn. (It looked to me like it was one of those cases where you try to use a variety of skills creatively.)

"I use my geneology lore skill."
GM : "Uh, how does that possibly apply here?"
"I single out the ringleader and insult his mother - very specifically."

I also had a funny experience with that same encounter!

The GM asked "What skill will you use on the protesters?"

My dim-witted dwarf barbarian had no social skills at all and a limited number of them. However, with a plan in mind, I confidently replied "I use Stealth."

The GM stared at me for a long moment. "Explain."

"I sneak among the protesters and stands right beside the most socialite-looking one, participating in the protest by shouting the most offensive and toxic representation of their views at the top of my lungs" I then proceeded to stand up with my arms up and say things like "how dare those liberal simpletons ruin our barbaric traditions!" and "Screw the gods!"

The GM blinked. "I-I don't get it. Are you trying to intimidate the protester?"

"No," I said, "I want to stand next to the socialite so everyone to associates my toxic comments with him."

I rolled well and the socialite winced at my protesting and said "Oh jee, I just forgot I have a...party to go to," and scampered off.

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