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Silver Crusade 4/5

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Cenorin wrote:
You're on a Tier 5-9 diplomatic mission, and the question "who's the party face?" is met with blank stares.

Yeah, I had one of those once. The GM warned us that we should bring PCs with social skills, and the rest of the group just didn't have any. So having a choice of PCs, I brought my battle oracle, since he has some charisma and diplomacy skill, though in an emergency, he can only speak Infernal, due to the tongues curse.

Lantern Lodge 5/5

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What's worse:

GM: "It's a social scenario!"
Everybody: "I'll bring my bard/face character/"diplomancer with all the Skill Focuses" forever!"

Then combat ensues.

5/5 *****

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"Lucious" Lucius Vizinni wrote:
Cenorin wrote:
You're on a Tier 5-9 diplomatic mission, and the question "who's the party face?" is met with blank stares.
Easy answer when I am there. EVERYBODY loves Lucius... and if they don't, they will!

All of my characters have some ability to act as a face if needed as I like to be able to engage in a large segment of the game without screwing things up for the rest of the party. Also shutting me up can be difficult...:)

Even my charisma 5 core druid has max ranks in diplomacy, gained it as a class skill with a trait and bought a circlet of persuasion.

4/5

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Jeff Hazuka wrote:

What's worse:

GM: "It's a social scenario!"
Everybody: "I'll bring my bard/face character/"diplomancer with all the Skill Focuses" forever!"

Then combat ensues.

Blakros whatrimony?

Lantern Lodge 5/5

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Serisan wrote:
Jeff Hazuka wrote:

What's worse:

GM: "It's a social scenario!"
Everybody: "I'll bring my bard/face character/"diplomancer with all the Skill Focuses" forever!"

Then combat ensues.

Blakros whatrimony?

It seems each 'social scenario' has enemies that punch outside their weight class.

Shadow Demons, Wraiths, Succubi- -I expect the next 'social scenario' to have Brain Oozes or Mummies with class levels or something.


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Jeff Hazuka wrote:
Serisan wrote:
Jeff Hazuka wrote:

What's worse:

GM: "It's a social scenario!"
Everybody: "I'll bring my bard/face character/"diplomancer with all the Skill Focuses" forever!"

Then combat ensues.

Blakros whatrimony?

It seems each 'social scenario' has enemies that punch outside their weight class.

Shadow Demons, Wraiths, Succubi- -I expect the next 'social scenario' to have Brain Oozes or Mummies with class levels or something.

Or even fire-breathing mummies...

Sovereign Court 5/5

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Brown mold encrusted mummies is one of my favorite encounters I've seen designed for PFS. Not mentioning the title so as to not spoil it, but that one had an even better chocolate + peanut butter monster combo near the entrance...


How about AD&D 1.0 module A3 that had an illusion on a rust monster to make it appear as an ankylosaurus?

Liberty's Edge 4/5 ** Venture-Agent, California—Los Angeles (South Bay)

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"Lucious" Lucius Vizinni wrote:
Cenorin wrote:
You're on a Tier 5-9 diplomatic mission, and the question "who's the party face?" is met with blank stares.
Easy answer when I am there. EVERYBODY loves Lucius... and if they don't, they will!

I was in a scenario where my ranger was the face of the party due to his 10 charisma.

Dark Archive 4/5 5/55/5 ****

People tell me that I am not charismatic! That's just the Man gettin' down on the ratfolk! After all, an attribute is just a number, baby!

Lucius's diplomacy to talk you into believing: 1d20 + 20 ⇒ (3) + 20 = 23

Liberty's Edge 1/5 5/5

Sense Motive: 1d20 + 14 ⇒ (10) + 14 = 24

*squints intensely*

3/5

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...you're embarking on a heist mission with a fighter and a zen archer who have zero ranks in stealth.

And yet we still managed to get through the scenario with both prestige without rolling initiative thanks to the wonders of invisibility sphere and a history of playing video games like Tenchu or Deus Ex. Man, those two were the proverbial fish out of water though.

Shadow Lodge 4/5

deusvult wrote:
Brown mold encrusted mummies is one of my favorite encounters I've seen designed for PFS. Not mentioning the title so as to not spoil it, but that one had an even better chocolate + peanut butter monster combo near the entrance...

Seen clockwork soldiers encrusted in that stuff once, but never a mummy. Something to look forward to, I guess.

Dark Archive 4/5 5/55/5 ****

Zykon Gibbs wrote:

[dice=Sense Motive]1d20+14

*squints intensely*

"Beauty ain't just skin deep, bird-man! You of all people should know how The Man puts us non-humans down. Can't appreciate an alternate form of beauty.

Besides, Lucius is a +23, I didn't take the time to look it up! So, the real total roll is 26!

As a matter of fact, Zykon Gibbs, I suggest that you agree with Lucius... that as a matter of fact, you always agreed with Lucius!" [ooc](cast suggestion spell, DC24 Will save)

----

Yeah, there is a reason I brought Lucius up ;)

Grand Lodge 3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Diego

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deusvult wrote:
Brown mold encrusted mummies is one of my favorite encounters I've seen designed for PFS. Not mentioning the title so as to not spoil it, but that one had an even better chocolate + peanut butter monster combo near the entrance...

I know that one! Have to say that if one of the characters weren't there, a load of bad could have happened.

So, there's an alchemist that speaks only Polyglot at the table......

3/5 Venture-Agent, Canada—Alberta—Grand Prairie

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deusvult wrote:
Brown mold encrusted mummies is one of my favorite encounters I've seen designed for PFS. Not mentioning the title so as to not spoil it, but that one had an even better chocolate + peanut butter monster combo near the entrance...

Would it be bad form to mail the mini of the now deceased character to the scenario author?

5/5 5/55/55/5

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"the minmaxer's character sheet and interaction of class abilities is completely diagrammed out, but said diagram summons hounds of tindilos..

Grand Lodge 3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Diego

BigNorseWolf wrote:
"the minmaxer's character sheet and interaction of class abilities is completely diagrammed out, but said diagram summons hounds of tindilos..

As Drendle Dreng's mount!

5/5 5/55/55/5

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The minmaxer is trying to dial back the carnage but Gorum keeps sending them natural 20's anyway...

3/5

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
The minmaxer is trying to dial back the carnage but Gorum keeps sending them natural 20's anyway...

I have (just recently) seen a player use a reroll to cancel a possible crit to spare an NPC we wanted to bring in alive.

It was amusing.

Dark Archive

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Ryzoken wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
The minmaxer is trying to dial back the carnage but Gorum keeps sending them natural 20's anyway...

I have (just recently) seen a player use a reroll to cancel a possible crit to spare an NPC we wanted to bring in alive.

It was amusing.

More like amazing. It's a rather smart move.

Grand Lodge 3/5

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Ryzoken wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
The minmaxer is trying to dial back the carnage but Gorum keeps sending them natural 20's anyway...

I have (just recently) seen a player use a reroll to cancel a possible crit to spare an NPC we wanted to bring in alive.

It was amusing.

Can I reroll that? I didn't intend to put the blunt arrow through his eye?

Shadow Lodge 4/5

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I absolutely support players using resources to avoid murderhoboing everything.

If they end up not having those resources when they need them later, even better.

Sovereign Court 5/5

TOZ wrote:

I absolutely support players using resources to avoid murderhoboing everything.

If they end up not having those resources when they need them later, even better.

depends on how we define "need". from the players view? or the judges view? or the game as a whole?

Shadow Lodge 4/5

If the players have used their rerolls to save a foe from certain death, it is all the more meaningful when they nat 1 a save later on.

Grand Lodge 4/5 *** Venture-Captain, California—Sacramento

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Ryzoken wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
The minmaxer is trying to dial back the carnage but Gorum keeps sending them natural 20's anyway...

I have (just recently) seen a player use a reroll to cancel a possible crit to spare an NPC we wanted to bring in alive.

It was amusing.

That was pretty epic.

Dark Archive 1/5

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You deliberately sign up for a campaign of Ponyfinder, and as the GM sits down he tells you the campaign is named "My Little Cthulhu: Friendship is Madness"


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You sit down for a nice political intrigue game and this alias is the character someone is playing.

1/5 5/5

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Bruce Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
You sit down for a nice political intrigue game and this alias is the character someone is playing.

"But there aren't even any dragons IN town!"

Grand Lodge 5/5

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Bruce Leeroy Jenkins wrote:
You sit down for a nice political intrigue game and this alias is the character someone is playing.

That sounds like a table I want to be an accomplice to.

Dark Archive 1/5

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You sit down for a political intrigue game, period.

But in all seriousness, I was briefly part of a campaign called My Little Cthulhu: Friendship is Madness. My character didn't last very long.


Kahel Stormbender wrote:
You deliberately sign up for a campaign of Ponyfinder, and as the GM sits down he tells you the campaign is named "My Little Cthulhu: Friendship is Madness"

Is it wrong that I want to play in this campaign?

Dark Archive 1/5

It was a very strange blending of MLP and Call of Cthulhu. One where the Elements of Magic were instead the Elements of Madness, and forged an ever stronger direct connection to the Old Ones each time they were used.


I'm not seeing any reasons not to play.

Dark Archive 1/5

Just... MLP plus Lovecraftian mythos... *shudders* Some things should not mix. And some of those are disturbingly effective when mixed. I had nightmares for a month because of that campaign.

Dark Archive

BigNorseWolf wrote:
The minmaxer is trying to dial back the carnage but Gorum keeps sending them natural 20's anyway...

I tried that once the party screamed do nonleathal at me. So I took my -4 rolled a pair of 20's and beat the poor slob to death.

I did it non-lethal-ly.

Dark Archive 1/5

Yeah, I had to look up the mechanics for pulling punches in one scenario when I played Collin. Especially after I accidentally non-lethally smashed a poor smuck's head like a watermellon at a Gallager show.

1/5

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You know you're in trouble when you realise you are older than all the other players put together, and a guy you don't know shouts "thanks for babysitting" before exiting the room at a run.


Neriathale wrote:
You know you're in trouble when you realise you are older than all the other players put together, and a guy you don't know shouts "thanks for babysitting" before exiting the room at a run.

That just means it's time for We be Goblins

The Exchange 5/5

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nosig wrote:

5 of the players are female, under the age of 14 and they are correcting the Augment Summoning/Summon Monster stats listed in the AP the only adult/guy at the table has on his phone...

not there yet, but I've got three of them gaming for me now, two more and I'll see if we can get them to a local CON

after the last posts about player age, I just wanted to float this one to the top again...

Dark Archive 1/5

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You know your in trouble when...

You ask people to get their dice and character sheets out, and half the players ask what a dice is.

Sovereign Court 5/5

Kahel Stormbender wrote:

You know your in trouble when...

You ask people to get their dice and character sheets out, and half the players ask what a dice is.

and the rest reach for

MLP bed linen...

Sovereign Court 5/5

Talonhawke wrote:
Neriathale wrote:
You know you're in trouble when you realise you are older than all the other players put together, and a guy you don't know shouts "thanks for babysitting" before exiting the room at a run.
That just means it's time for We be Goblins

I've had that exact thing actually happen to me, only I was the GM. For We Be Goblins.

It actually worked out fairly well in the end.

Liberty's Edge 3/5

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Ryzoken wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
The minmaxer is trying to dial back the carnage but Gorum keeps sending them natural 20's anyway...

I have (just recently) seen a player use a reroll to cancel a possible crit to spare an NPC we wanted to bring in alive.

It was amusing.

What if I choose a reroll so that my successful will save against the black blade is possibly a failure?

3/5

It depends on your motives for attempting to fail the check. If you're trying to fail the check to benefit your fellow pathfinders, it would be allowed. If you're trying to subvert the no pvp rule by having your class ability do the dirty work, I'd issue a verbal warning, escalating to kicking you from my table and all my future tables if you attempted to persist in spite of that warning.

4/5

Ryzoken wrote:
It depends on your motives for attempting to fail the check. If you're trying to fail the check to benefit your fellow pathfinders, it would be allowed. If you're trying to subvert the no pvp rule by having your class ability do the dirty work, I'd issue a verbal warning, escalating to kicking you from my table and all my future tables if you attempted to persist in spite of that warning.

It's almost always to prevent loss of control of the character to bad guy dominate attempts or something similar. I've never seen a player use that aspect of the black blade for anything but helpful actions.


Did the conversation from the black blade thread end up in the wrong thread?

3/5

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Serisan wrote:
It's almost always to prevent loss of control of the character to bad guy dominate attempts or something similar. I've never seen a player use that aspect of the black blade for anything but helpful actions.

Yes, that would be normally true, however, as Jason Wu alluded to, there is sufficient evidence to suggest an alternate possible motivation for so doing. Thus, my post; If a player is rerolling a successful save in a bid to avoid other mental domination, great. If they're trying to subvert the no pvp clause or otherwise sabotage the efforts of the table, that doesn't fly.

We now return you to your regular light-hearted entertainment thread.

Silver Crusade 2/5

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The Morphling wrote:
...when people begin using "Cure Light Wounds" during combat in Tier 7-11.

Hey now, my gunslinger/inquisitor casting cure light wounds in combat saved the whole party in 7-11 Tier. We missed out on the surprise round and then lost initiative. I was the only one in the party who didn't go down (becasue I made all 4 reflex saves luckily) and managed to get the cleric back to 1 hp so she could channel. Wisps man. I still get Vietnam flashbacks whenever someone mentions Wisps.

Dark Archive 1/5 *

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...your friendly neighborhood PFS telekineticist routinely throws dead sharks, fruit and vegetables, wagons, tickle-me-Osprey dolls, dust motes, bowling balls, waffle irons, Wayfinders, and hairpieces (for all 3 kinds of damage) but specializes in the bow and crossbow. Throwing them, that is.
...And don't even get me started about the wasps. He also threw some people at a swarm of angry wasps, and then threw a swarm of angry wasps at a swarm of angry wasps.

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