First Steps 1: In Service to Lore - still valid?


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The Exchange 5/5

I am planning on running this this evening, and figured I should double check just to be sure it is still available ... and hasn't been retired while I wasn't watching...

Some time back I saw a post from someone on updating some of the Faction Leader briefings... for Season 5 I think. Most likely not strictly Kosher, but it was nice to have the Exchange introduce by both "leaders"... IMHO. But now I can't find the post - my search fu is failing me. Anyone have a link to that? {edit: found it! thanks!}

Or any other suggestions? (brother did I leave myself open there - gonna get flamed!)

4/5

To the best of my knowledge, first steps 1 is still legal, but 2 and 3 are not. I just like Wounded Wisp and Confirmation better as scenarios for new characters.

Sovereign Court 4/5

It's a good introductory scenario along with all the other replayables (The Confirmation, Wounded Wisp, Masters of the Fallen Fortress, etc, etc).

It has a little bit of everything and is still good for introducing new players to a few faction heads.

The Exchange 5/5

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Had a glorious time running this last night. I had forgotten how much fun this scenario can be...

Had one "old hand" who actually was playing the Experienced Pathfinder (with 1XP and an actual wand of CLW!), 3 Newbies (first or second character, one using an Iconic, all with 0XP), and 1 guy who sort of knew the ropes (could tell how to look up a skill on his PC sheet).

Had a grand time...

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nosig wrote:

Had a glorious time running this last night. I had forgotten how much fun this scenario can be...

Had one "old hand" who actually was playing the Experienced Pathfinder (with 1XP and an actual wand of CLW!), 3 Newbies (first or second character, one using an Iconic, all with 0XP), and 1 guy who sort of knew the ropes (could tell how to look up a skill on his PC sheet).

Had a grand time...

This makes me very happy to see that people are still having fun running and playing this scenario. I wrote it when I was still just a freelancer and I took my assignment very seriously to provide a good range of encounters new players might expect to encounter and I'm glad the scenario is still providing what it was supposed to.

The Exchange 5/5

Adam Daigle wrote:
nosig wrote:

Had a glorious time running this last night. I had forgotten how much fun this scenario can be...

Had one "old hand" who actually was playing the Experienced Pathfinder (with 1XP and an actual wand of CLW!), 3 Newbies (first or second character, one using an Iconic, all with 0XP), and 1 guy who sort of knew the ropes (could tell how to look up a skill on his PC sheet).

Had a grand time...

This makes me very happy to see that people are still having fun running and playing this scenario. I wrote it when I was still just a freelancer and I took my assignment very seriously to provide a good range of encounters new players might expect to encounter and I'm glad the scenario is still providing what it was supposed to.

I have run (and played) this so many times I think I could easily do it without the write-up. I've played at a table where the guy running it did all the NPCs with Sock-Puppets (I was WONDERFUL!), One of the very few NPCs every experienced player will recognize by name is Ledford (and more than a few with a gleam of fear in their eyes!).

Sir, I would personally like to thank you for many hours of FUN. You have created something I have (and will) enjoyed for years.

5/5 5/55/5

Adam Daigle wrote:
This makes me very happy to see that people are still having fun running and playing this scenario. I wrote it when I was still just a freelancer and I took my assignment very seriously to provide a good range of encounters new players might expect to encounter and I'm glad the scenario is still providing what it was supposed to.

Frankly I still think it, and the two others in the series, were a gold standard.

Cofirmation and Wisp are great, but not as good for new players (imo!)

The Exchange 5/5

Shifty wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
This makes me very happy to see that people are still having fun running and playing this scenario. I wrote it when I was still just a freelancer and I took my assignment very seriously to provide a good range of encounters new players might expect to encounter and I'm glad the scenario is still providing what it was supposed to.

Frankly I still think it, and the two others in the series, were a gold standard.

Cofirmation and Wisp are great, but not as good for new players (imo!)

The only thing they do different that I kind of wish In Service to Lore did, is the random element of some of the encounters. If the "monster" in the Warehouse was random - say:

1) Dire Rats
2) Rat swarm
3) Giant Frog
4) Gillman Rogue
5) Spider (maybe a water spider?)
6) Mite

Anyway... Just a thought.

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nosig wrote:

I have run (and played) this so many times I think I could easily do it without the write-up. I've played at a table where the guy running it did all the NPCs with Sock-Puppets (I was WONDERFUL!), One of the very few NPCs every experienced player will recognize by name is Ledford (and more than a few with a gleam of fear in their eyes!).

Sir, I would personally like to thank you for many hours of FUN. You have created something I have (and will) enjoyed for years.

Sock puppets! That sounds awesome! I'd love to watch him play dear Auntie.

Scarab Sages 3/5 Venture-Agent

Did the Ledford puppet have the mustache?

The Exchange 5/5

Zach Davis wrote:
Did the Ledford puppet have the mustache?

(From memory - as I recall) Guaril Karela did have one - but Ledford was not done as a puppet. The Imp was a hit though (the "box" stuck to him with Velcro), and the Paracountess ...was interesting...in a weird kind of way.

Ambrous had his mutton chops... And Auntie her stringy hair...

Very memorable

HA! Found a link...let's give the credit to the guy responsible...

First Step Sock Puppetteer

Scarab Sages 3/5 Venture-Agent

That's awesome.

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