PFS Halloween Themed Month (Oct) -- Scenario and Module ideas needed


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Grand Lodge 4/5

Hopefully this is the proper section of the site to drop this thread.

For the month of October, at my suggestion, our local PFS Lodge wouldlike to do only spooky horror/thriller style adventures. We'll be doing both standard and Core, and during our convention on the 29th, we'll be specifically doing modules for both sides. I'm looking for ideas that we could use to run for all four weeks, plus the convention date.

So far our own GMs have suggested:
The Haunting of Hinojai (5-9)
Mists of Mwangi (1-5)
Hall of the Flesh Eaters (1-5) > Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts (3-7)
Black Waters (1-5) > School of Spirits (1-5)
Crypt of the Everflame (1-2)
Murder's Mark (1-2)
and various modules taken from Carrion Crown.

Mists we're unfortunately doing this week as it was requested, and none of the new players had done it, but we'll just run it Core later.

As many suggestions as possible would be welcome. We've got a few new players, and a few returning players, but the majority have been doing PFS for five years. There's little they haven't done standard, but they could likely still do it for Core.

Lantern Lodge 5/5

Feast of Ravenmoor (2-4 Module)
The Twisted Circle (1-5)

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

Check out 8-06 Reaping What We Sow it's not out until October 26th, but sounds like it will fit well.

The following are also good fits:
Carrion Hill
3-07 Echoes of the Overwatched (1-5)
4-02 In Wrath's Shadow (3-7)
3-16 The Midnight Mauler (3-7)
5-09 The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)

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I added the upcoming scenario Pathfinder Society #8–06: Reaping What We Sow to the schedule with Halloween in mind. There won't be a lot of time to prepare it for a convention that weekend, but it's going to fit your theme beautifully.

Silver Crusade 4/5

If you want to use part of an adventure path, the 2nd book of Rise of the Runelords is great for this. I was considering running it in October myself.

Sovereign Court 4/5 5/5

3-15, Haunting of Hinojai
OR
AP Haunting of Harrowstone, Carrion Crown adventure path part 1

Tears at Bitter Manor can be played you with spook factor depending on gm. Module.

The new Strange Aeons ap I heard is good.

I have Decline of Glory and Midnight Mauler scenarios scheduled for my October spook themed games

2/5

0-07 Among the Living

Shadow Lodge 4/5

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#37: Beggar's Pearl
#4-03: The Golemworks Incident
#5-23: Cairn of Shadows
#7-25: Orders from the Gate

Grand Lodge 4/5

I have to say that it pleases me to see other people chiming in that they'll also be doing some Halloween themed scenarios specifically in the month of October.

I happened to find an old thread regarding "horror" scenarios, and will add a few that they talked about back in 2012. Unfortunately, a LOT of them are now retired so will not be listed here.
Scenarios:
#35 Voice in the Void (1-5)
#43 The Pallid Plague (1-7)
#47 The Darkest Vengeance (1-5)
#49 Among the Dead (1-7) (makes sense since it's a sequel to the one Whack-a-Rogue suggested)
#2-12 Below the Silver Tarn (7-11)
#2-16 The Flesh Collector (7-11) (questionable, but the right GM could pull it off)
#3-21 Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment (1-5)

Modules:
Godsmouth Heresy (1-2)
From Shore to Sea (5-7)

It was also said that anything dealing with the Blakros would fit, but I don't know about that. Blakros Matrimony definitely doesn't seem to fit the bill.

Shadow Lodge 4/5

Among the Dead is slapstick humour, the horror is just a tone there!

Darkest Vengeance:
Darkest Vengeance being horror is a red herring, but don't tell your players - that's the twist!

As for Blakros scenarios, Voice, Mists and Echoes are all horror to an extent. Collection has some sweet sweet body horror as well, but the scenarios not dealing with the museum itself are less so. Sure there's an undead here and an eldritch horror there, but the focus is elsewhere.

5/5

I would highly recommend Scenario #2-25: You Only Die Twice

The synopsis speaks for itself as to the reasoning for Halloween!

The Pathfinder Society sends you into the undead-ruled nation of Geb for an undercover mission, not disguised as undead, but temporarily transformed into a shambling, zombie version of yourself. Can you survive the ordeal to return to the land of the living, or will your final grave be among Geb’s bones?

I ran it for my local store and everyone had a blast. If you want to further add to the fun try using starbursts or other candies for your monsters for the game to let players have some treats as they play.

Shadow Lodge 5/5 5/55/5 *** Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East

Just remember to save Hall of Drunken Heroes for Thanksgiving.

Scarab Sages 4/5 *

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Also throw in PFS 4-03 (tier 5-9) the Golemworks Incident. It has a "Psycho" theme to it.

Grand Lodge 4/5

grandpoobah wrote:
Also throw in PFS 4-03 (tier 5-9) the Golemworks Incident. It has a "Psycho" theme to it.

Yup, Muser brought that one up.

Liberty's Edge 4/5

You are definitely not alone in planning horror adventures!

I set up a kind of event last year, naming it Gobloween 2015, and we ran four horror modules. I plan on running more this year and writing a list of horror adventures for the local game store owner to consider putting on for the PFS crowd here!

This year I am running Emerald Spire Level 2: The Cellars, Feast of Ravenmoor, Carrion Crown part 1: The Haunting of Harrowstone, No Response from Deepmar, and I make it a tradition to run Carrion Hill just before Halloween every year!

Grand Lodge 4/5

I'm hoping Gallows of Madness is PFS ready by Halloween. That looks intense.

Liberty's Edge 4/5

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While I could never fit all of these games into October alone, these are the scenarios I'm sending to my FLGS for consideration. Feel free to use this list:

#1: Silent Tide (1-5)
#5: Mists of Mwangi (1-5)
#6: Black Waters (1-5)
#7: Among the Living (1-7)
#24: Decline of Glory (1-7)
#35: Voice in the Void (1-7)
#36: Echoes of the Everwar Part 1: Prisoner of Skull Hill (7-11)
#42: Echoes of the Everwar Part 2: The Watcher of Ages (7-11)
#43: The Pallid Plague (1-7)
#44: Echoes of the Everwar Part 3: Terror at Whistledown (7-11)
#47: The Darkest Vengeance (1-5)
#49: Among the Dead (1-7)
#53: Echoes of the Everwar Part 4: The Faithless Dead (7-11)
#2-25: You Only Die Twice (5-9)
#3-07: Echoes of the Overwatched (1-5)
#3-15: The Haunting of Hinojai (5-9)
#3-16: The Midnight Mauler (3-7)
#3-22: The Temple of Empyreal Enlightenment (1-5)
#4-02: In Wrath's Shadow (3-7)
#4-03: The Golemworks Incident (5-9)
#4-08: The Cultist's Kiss (7-11)
#5-09: The Traitor's Lodge (3-7)
#5-23: Cairn of Shadows (5-9)
#6-06: Hall of the Flesh Eaters (1-5)
#6-23: The Darkest Abduction (7-11)
#7-19: Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts (3-7)
#8-06: Reaping What We Sow (1-5)

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kevin_video wrote:
I'm hoping Gallows of Madness is PFS ready by Halloween. That looks intense.

The odds are good.

Sovereign Court 4/5 5/55/55/5 *

I'm hoping Strange Aeons in search of sanity is PFS ready close to Halloween we have a Horror GameDay Oct 22 would like to run this.

Dark Archive 5/5

Roy Lewis wrote:
I'm hoping Strange Aeons in search of sanity is PFS ready close to Halloween we have a Horror GameDay Oct 22 would like to run this.

I am not a Paizo employee so I have no inside knowledge of this, but I would doubt that Strange Aeons will have chronicles released until after the entire AP is done. My main reasoning is that most of the time there are boons on the chronicles that, if not spoil, then greatly hint at plot points, and I don't think they'd release things like that until the AP is complete.

That aside, has anyone mentioned Penumbral Accords yet? I remember there being a serious creep/scare factor to it, but I may be mistaken.

Silver Crusade 5/5

Roy Lewis wrote:
I'm hoping Strange Aeons in search of sanity is PFS ready close to Halloween we have a Horror GameDay Oct 22 would like to run this.

I wouldn't count on it. I'd rather see more modules and/or completed AP's sanctioned before part one of an in-progress AP.

4/5 5/55/5

John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
I'm hoping Gallows of Madness is PFS ready by Halloween. That looks intense.
The odds are good.

Only a few days away, got any treats for us John? :-D

Paizo Employee 4/5 Pathfinder Society Lead Developer

Matthew Hudson wrote:
John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
I'm hoping Gallows of Madness is PFS ready by Halloween. That looks intense.
The odds are good.
Only a few days away, got any treats for us John? :-D

How about today?

Grand Lodge 4/5

John Compton wrote:
Matthew Hudson wrote:
John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
I'm hoping Gallows of Madness is PFS ready by Halloween. That looks intense.
The odds are good.
Only a few days away, got any treats for us John? :-D
How about today?

This is quite welcomed.

4/5 5/55/5

John Compton wrote:
Matthew Hudson wrote:
John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
I'm hoping Gallows of Madness is PFS ready by Halloween. That looks intense.
The odds are good.
Only a few days away, got any treats for us John? :-D
How about today?

:-D

John, you're the best. I don't care what everyone else says about you ;)

Paizo Employee 4/5 Pathfinder Society Lead Developer

Matthew Hudson wrote:
John Compton wrote:
Matthew Hudson wrote:
John Compton wrote:
kevin_video wrote:
I'm hoping Gallows of Madness is PFS ready by Halloween. That looks intense.
The odds are good.
Only a few days away, got any treats for us John? :-D
How about today?

:-D

John, you're the best. I don't care what everyone else says about you ;)

In this case I was just the one pushing for a particular date and helping brainstorm ideas. Linda put together this module sanctioning document.

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