DM B's PFS PbP Game Day 3 - Glories of the Past

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Shadow Lodge 4/5

The dwarven sky citadel of Janderhoff in eastern Varisia is one of the least visited settlements in the land, at least by non-dwarves. Nevertheless, the Pathfinder Society has been invited to assist in the excavation of a forgotten ruin within the large underground complex. What the fearless adventurers stand to find within could be the greatest discovery of the Age of Lost Omens, something sure to immortalize all involved in the pages of the Pathfinder Chronicles for ever more. But the ruins under Janderhoff aren't the end of the Pathfinders' journey; rather they illuminate a treacherous path ahead, from the familiar land of Varisia into much more dangerous territory.

Part 1 - 4-22: Halls of Dwarven Lore (5th-9th)
Part 2 - 4-24: The Price of Friendship (5th-9th)
Part 3 - 4-25 The Secrets Stones Keep (5th-9th)

My goal is to run all three utilizing the same characters throughout, going from one to the next with little overlap. I use Google Drawings for maps, and will post a link for a PDF of the Chronicle sheets for each player.

To help things move a bit smoother, in combat, I try to post like creatures/enemies under one init order. For a lot of the Knowledge, Perception, and similar checks, both listed in the scenario or ones I make up to add some flavor, I try to post them in a spoiler with the listed Skill and DC, and use the honor system. If I am able, I try also to help personalize the game a bit, tying things in to a listed character background, (maybe making references to past games if you have played with me in the past, or the like). I am also very open to thinking and working outside "the box", so absolutely feel free to ask or try something different.

I also don't mind answering questions, (preferably in the game's discussion thread), about how things worked or why, but usually afterwards so not to spoil the game. I also, sometimes call for random rolls, trying to throw the players off the scent of something a bit later. For example, if I know there is a hidden door in a room or two later, I might call for a d20 roll in advance, and use that later.

I also utilize certain codes to denote different things. Bold is for in game dialogue, and occasionally special narrations. Italics, is the majority of narration, description, and non-dialogue thoughts. Out-of-Character is either for, well, Out of character stuff, or to add a rules mechanics spin on to the description. As I mentioned before, I try to put certain skills under Spoilers, assuming that if you make a roll and it's above the listed DC, you can read the spoiler. There are a few other things too, but nothing major, and it should be pretty self evident. :P

From the players, I'm really looking/hoping for two things, in hopes of speeding up play. A.) Be proactive, and not reactive. B.) Please post regularly. I'm looking for at least 1/Day, obviously with some lag on weekends and holidays. With that said, I understand real life comes first. If you know in advance, just please let me know and we can plan to have your character act in your absence. As for being proactive, I simple mean try to post in way that show a clear intent, and if you are not sure of something, don't be afraid to post to or more possible actions, based on how that thing you are not clear on may turn out.

For me, I will try to make thing interesting, fill in some of the story, and try my darndest to have everyone have fun. I try to not be a DM that says "No", but rather "yes, but. . .". I'm not perfect, and always trying to improve and find better ways to run, so very open to criticism and suggestions.

Scarab Sages 2/5

I would like to enroll my level 5 witch to this hunt.

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Burn the witch. . . With 5th level fires. . .:P

I would love to play; but I would only have a pregen at this level.

Shadow Lodge 4/5

That's fine by me.

So far, that's 3 I know of.
Amsheagar -> Witch 5
ShadowKhan -> Pregen 7
Merck -> Fighter 5


Hi DM Beckett! I definitely want to be part of the game day in some way, and this sounds like a great series that I won't likely get to play live.

And by November my other PBP activity should drop off enough to add another game.

As for in-tier characters, I currently have a 5th level wizard to stick in the 5-6 range.

I also have a few lower level types who might earn some GM credit in time to pass the bar.

That would be a melee inquisitor and a cavalier that could be rebuilt, since he only got played twice, all additional XP would be GM credit.

Grand Lodge 1/5

Reporting in and I am a fighter/cleric actually :D

Sovereign Court 4/5

I'm interested, but unsure whether there's a spot open. Regardless, I have a lvl 5 Dwarf Cleric of Nethys readily able to this task. (Link to the character sheet; I'll translate it if you accept the char sheet being on a different web site.)

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Sounds like we have 5 now. Still a little more room for others.

Amsheagar -> Witch 5
ShadowKhan -> Pregen 7 (might suggest rogue or bard at this point)
Merck -> Cleric/Fighter 5
GM Derek -> a few options
Deussu -> Cleric 5

Sovereign Court 4/5

Just to be clear; you intend to run all three scenarios within the gameday time period? Just so I know to pick up the pace and update as often as I can.

Do note I live in Europe, timezone GMT+2 (7 hour time difference to East coast, 10 hours to west coast).

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Im not sure about all three as part of the Game Day. Most likely, part 1 and 2, but depends on posting rate, holidays, etc. . .

Scarab Sages 4/5

Reporting for duty.

Tell me if something is askew with the character sheet.

Shadow Lodge 4/5

I'm going to go ahead and create a Campaign thread for this game. Game Play will remain locked until around Nov 1, but I'll be opening up the other tabs soon. Everyone up to this point that has posted, plus one other) is in. Please head over to THIS LINK.

Once there, try to post (preferably with the character you intend to play) in each of the open threads, which should make the game appear under your campaigns tab, and we can discuss some more things while we wait.


I might like to join in on this if there's room.

With a level 5 dwarven ranger and his animal companion.
(haven't played him at level 5 (or with this animal comp.) ... so still making some last minute adjustments there)

I have to check some stuff before I can fully commit, but wanted to post for now.

Should know tomorrow.

Scarab Sages 2/5

Here is my Witch's sheet. Her name is Celie (Say-Lee) =sharing

Sovereign Court 4/5

Amsheagar wrote:
Here is my Witch's sheet. Her name is Celie (Say-Lee) =sharing

I immediately noticed the stats are too low. The character obviously started out with stats 10 10 14 16 14 10, and put her 4th level stat increase into intelligence. However, the half-elf +2 bonus to any stat isn't there. Because of this, you lack 5 skill points, one language, and of course the bonus to all intelligence-related skills and such are too low.

I also don't see the Skill Focus feat you get as a bonus for being a half-elf.

Scarab Sages 2/5

It's the stupid program im using... There is also a difference in my health compared to my paper.


The Exchange 5/5

Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

is this game full up?
haven't gotten to play these in person yet , nor run them anywhere.

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Ok, after Vincent, at this point the game is full. Please head over to the game thread LINK HERE after this point.

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