Do any scenarios or modules visit the City of Brass?


Pathfinder Society

Silver Crusade 2/5

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I know that knowledge of scenarios before playing them is generally frowned upon (especially in regards to boons, items, etc.), but my PC who gained the

Spoiler:
Outstanding Bounty boon from the chronicle sheet from 6-17 Fires of Karamoss,

would truly love to

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re-gain those 4 previously spent Prestige points!

Would it be ethical and legal for any fellow Society PCs to point him in the correct direction or mention a mission of which they have heard which visits this location?

Game on!
- Corey

Paizo Employee 4/5 Developer

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gamerdork wrote:

I know that knowledge of scenarios before playing them is generally frowned upon (especially in regards to boons, items, etc.), but my PC who gained the

** spoiler omitted **

would truly love to

** spoiler omitted **

Would it be ethical and legal for any fellow Society PCs to point him in the correct direction or mention a mission of which they have heard which visits this location?

Game on!
- Corey

Admittedly a low-spoiler spoiler:
Not yet, we haven't. But I have such plans!
Silver Crusade 2/5

John Compton wrote:
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Great! <crosses fingers it's a 5-9 or 7-11>

Paizo Employee 4/5 Developer

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gamerdork wrote:
John Compton wrote:
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Great! <crosses fingers it's a 5-9 or 7-11>

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The conventional wisdom is certainly that planar adventures only begin making sense around level 4+, but I certainly want to do a Tier 3–7 or even 1–5 on another plane (and not just the Hao Jin Tapestry) one day. After all, the planes are about bending our expectations and discovering wondrously new things.

But the City of Brass would likely be Tier 5–9 or higher. It makes more sense for the type of story I would want to tell.

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I am currently having an argument with a couple of friends who have the above mentioned boon in the spoiler (I don't know how to spoiler tag). They say that since they don't see that that character will be able to fulfill the travel condition in that boon, they just want to say they had it done between adventures and claim the above spoiler mentioned reward.

I say that doing that is not legal and they have to wait and see if the fulfillment condition comes up in a future scenario.

Silver Crusade 2/5

Short Answer: No
Long Answer: To fulfill a boon it needs to be done with a GM at a table.

Tell them "Be Patient"


in the mean time, that valuable boon is lost to anyone who has played the scenario, because it might be cheating to claim your character visited the City of Brass between events. by the time a scenario for the City of Brass comes out, the character has passed beyond the range.

there are a lot of boons on various sheets that are useless to use, for one reason or another.

on a similar tangent, we finished another scenario last night that has a "catch 22" boon on the sheet. unless you pay for information with an item worth 3000 or 6000 (depending on negotiations), you suffer the loss of all fame/prestige on your next scenario. i cant think of a sane group who would forfeit a powerful magic item for a smidge of information.

who makes this stuff?? they need to be flogged...

Paizo Employee 4/5 Developer

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Ingeloak wrote:

in the mean time, that valuable boon is lost to anyone who has played the scenario, because it might be cheating to claim your character visited the City of Brass between events. by the time a scenario for the City of Brass comes out, the character has passed beyond the range.

there are a lot of boons on various sheets that are useless to use, for one reason or another.

on a similar tangent, we finished another scenario last night that has a "catch 22" boon on the sheet. unless you pay for information with an item worth 3000 or 6000 (depending on negotiations), you suffer the loss of all fame/prestige on your next scenario. i cant think of a sane group who would forfeit a powerful magic item for a smidge of information.

who makes this stuff?? they need to be flogged...

Regarding that recent scenario:
Or you can beat the information out of them. It's not the kindest option, but it's one of several expected ways to overcome that encounter. The scenario also makes explicit accommodations to groups that use divination magic to skip part of the scenario's first half. That might mean skipping the swamp excursion altogether.

It sounds like things didn't go smoothly there. I hope the rest of the adventure was enjoyable.

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arlem525 wrote:

I am currently having an argument with a couple of friends who have the above mentioned boon in the spoiler (I don't know how to spoiler tag). They say that since they don't see that that character will be able to fulfill the travel condition in that boon, they just want to say they had it done between adventures and claim the above spoiler mentioned reward.

I say that doing that is not legal and they have to wait and see if the fulfillment condition comes up in a future scenario.

Traveling to the City of Brass between adventures does not fulfill this condition. It's something they'll need to complete during an adventure in the City of Brass.

Scarab Sages 5/5 5/5 ** Venture-Captain, Netherlands

John Compton wrote:
gamerdork wrote:

I know that knowledge of scenarios before playing them is generally frowned upon (especially in regards to boons, items, etc.), but my PC who gained the

** spoiler omitted **

would truly love to

** spoiler omitted **

Would it be ethical and legal for any fellow Society PCs to point him in the correct direction or mention a mission of which they have heard which visits this location?

Game on!
- Corey

** spoiler omitted **

Did I tell you recently that I love you? I love you.

5/5 *****

John Compton wrote:
Traveling to the City of Brass between adventures does not fulfill this condition. It's something they'll need to complete during an adventure in the City of Brass.

How about if a PC can Plane Shift and takes themselves off to the City of Brass at the end of a session?

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Taking a bunch of geniebloodeds to the City of Brass sounds intriguing. Lots of potential for conflict and contrast. Particularly for ifrits, true, but I would imagine negotiating passage for, say, an undine, could prove formidable.

Naturally, this boon is on my joke character. *sigh*

Silver Crusade 2/5

Any updates on this that could be shared? Said PC is now level 8, and I really like playing him. Hoping I don't get two more missions in and then have to wait X months or years to play him again due to fearing that I might pass up this opportunity.

The reason the trip is abnormally important to him:

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Fangwood Kepp has been renamed Reaper Estate, if you know what I mean!

Game on!
- Corey

Silver Crusade 5/5

I would really like to see and adventure set in the City of Brass.

On the topic of boons.....I remember there were some boons that were written something like " once you have this boon any of your other characters have access to X." I think this is a great way to do boons because if you have played a character that has no use for the boon, but have another it would be perfect for, well, then your other character can use it.

This was very useful with a boon that granted access to spells not normally allowed. My rogue played through one of these scenarios, and my wizard benefited from it.

Perhaps some text like " this bounty can be passed to one of your other characters to claim" which would allow for your character to "level out" and still be able to collect the bounty.

Just an idea

Liberty's Edge 4/5

ElyasRavenwood wrote:

I would really like to see and adventure set in the City of Brass.

On the topic of boons.....I remember there were some boons that were written something like " once you have this boon any of your other characters have access to X." I think this is a great way to do boons because if you have played a character that has no use for the boon, but have another it would be perfect for, well, then your other character can use it.

This was very useful with a boon that granted access to spells not normally allowed. My rogue played through one of these scenarios, and my wizard benefited from it.

Perhaps some text like " this bounty can be passed to one of your other characters to claim" which would allow for your character to "level out" and still be able to collect the bounty.

Just an idea

Could be possible to pass on any unused boons to your venture-captain baby, if you wanted to? Your tutelage means that any favours left owed to you can be passed down.

4/5

Any updates to this question?

Sovereign Court 4/5 5/5

I think a Share the Wealth (boon) option could work for this.

Scarab Sages 4/5

CheeseStalker wrote:
Any updates to this question?

Given the focus of Season 8, I'm guessing we may have an opportunity sometime in the next year.

Shadow Lodge 5/5

I too would like info on travelling there
While I have a PC with that boon my need for info is based on a non paizo adventure path

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