Thursday, October 30, 2014

Next Week

I decided that the last encounter from last week’s scenario does not need to be played. I will have chronicles on Tuesday. In the meantime, everyone earned 2603 GP (except Kelly who earned 4238 GP), 1 XP and 2 PP. Day jobs will have to be rolled at the start of the session.

Dave will be running PFS next week. He will be running a tier 5-9 scenario.

Not sure if Bruce will have to work or not. If Randy attends we will have to play sub-tier 5-6.

Based upon who attends, here are the possible party make-ups:

Sub-tier 5-6

Alan – Rassem [summoner] (5th)
Kelly – Bellis [barbarian/sorcerer] (6th) or Dominic [paladin] (7th)
David – Tamara [oracle] or Natalia [druid] (both 5th) or Penny [summoner] (7th)
Keith – Maltok [ranger] or Ibis [wizard] (both 5th) or Simon [monk] (7th)
Bruce – Jerry [ninja] (5th), Jack [samurai] (6th) or Goonter [gunslinger] (7th)
Randy - Ser Roland Rittern [cavalier] (6th)

Sub-tier 8-9

Alan – Gizer [cleric] (9th)
Kelly – Dominic [paladin] (7th)
David – Penny [summoner] (7th) or Zaldon [fighter] or Al goBoom [alchemist] (both 9th)
Keith – Simon [monk] (7th) or Bront [rogue] or Mikhal [magus] (both 8th) or Stragen [rogue] (9th)
Bruce – Goonter [gunslinger] (7th) or Jennifred [magus] (8th)

Occult Adventures Playtest is Open

The playtest for an upcoming hardcover, Occult Adventures, is now open. The book is scheduled for release in July 2015. I expect this is the major Gen Con release.

This playtest includes six new character classes. Here is the brief description of each:

Kineticist:
 
Capable of controlling elemental forces, the kineticist can call upon her inner power to manipulate the world around her and assault her foes.


Medium:

Drawing upon the power of the spirit world, the medium can perform seances that allow the spirits to inhabit his body, granting him unearthly powers.


Mesmerist:

Manipulating the mind of allies and enemies alike through his hypnotic gaze, the mesmerist can create illusions and powerful enchantments.


Occultist:

Investing his psychic power into objects of personal or historical significance, the occultist can wield such implements to devastating effect.


Psychic:

Purely focused on the power of the mind, the psychic can wield the mightiest of mental magics, allowing her to crush the will of her foes and explore the deepest reaches of thought and consciousness.

Spiritualist:

Forever bound to a phantom, the spiritualist forms a close bond to this otherworldly apparition, whether it resides in her mind or manifests in the world.

If you wish to play one of these new classes in PFS until the hardcover is released, you will need to play it at least once between now and 11/25/14. There is a chronicle that you must have associated with the character which grants your ability to play the character and other potential boons.

A link to the playtest document can be found here: http://paizo.com/pathfinderRPG/occultAdventuresPlaytest

A link to the PFS chronicle can be found here: http://paizo.com/download/pathfinder/PZO1132AE-Chronicle.zip

I honestly do not see us getting in more than 1 or 2 sessions appropriate for new characters by 11/25/14. If you are interested in trying one of these new classes, speak up so that we can plan accordingly.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Next Week

We need to decide on what we are doing next week.

Alan will not be in attendance. Bruce is on nights again and likely has to work.

That leaves us expecting Dave, David and Kelly with the possibility of Randy.

Kelly's highest level character is 7th with 18 XP. Randy's highest guy is 5th with 14 XP. 

With an eye toward getting us to some more high level play, our options are:

  • If both attend, play high sub-tier of a tier 1-7 or 3-7 scenario.
  • If only Kelly shows, play low sub-tier of a 5-9 scenario.
  • If only Kelly shows, play high sub-tier of a 5-9 scenario.
  • If Bruce is unable to play and Randy does not show, we would play a 7th level pregen.
Possible party make-up:

Sub-tier 5-6 or sub-tier 6-7

Dave - Helmut or Ebo (both 5th)
David - Tamara or Natalia (both 5th) or Penny (7th)
Bruce - Jerry (5th), Jack (6th) or Goonter (7th)
Kelly - Bellis (6th) or Dominic (7th)
Randy - Ser Roland Rittern (5th)

Sub-tier 8-9

Dave - Fantasticleez or Li Hua (both 8th)
David - Penny (7th) or Zaldon or Al goBoom (both 9th)
Bruce - Goonter (7th) or Jennifred (8th)
Kelly - Dominic (7th)
Randy - 7th level pregen

Looking at what scenarios we have available, I can only run a tier 1-7 or 3-7 if Bruce is unable to play. We do have several tier 5-9 scenarios to choose from.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Eyes of the Ten Ramp Up

I spoke with our PFS Venture Captain last night and he is willing to run Eyes of the Ten for our group some time after the first of the year.

We need to get a group of 4 to 6 characters that have reached 12th level to be able to play. When we play, it will take up 5 sessions for the four scenarios (the first one is double length).

Right now, here Bruce and I have a character at 12th level. Bruce has Otis his cleric. I have Sir Kalten my paladin. Dave has his summoner, Scrawny Jax, who is 1 XP away from 12th.

David has two characters, his fighter, Zaldon, and his alchemist, Al goBoom, which are 8 XP away from 12th. Alan has his cleric, Gi Zer, which is 9 XP away from 12th.

Kelly and Randy both need 15 XP or more to have a character who would qualify to play.

To get us to a group that can play, we will need to play a bunch of tier 5-9 and 7-11 scenarios over the next few months. The good news is that we have a bunch of both of those available.

Next Week

Bruce plans to run PFS next week. The scenario is #43 - The Pallid Plague. This is a tier 1-7 (sub-tiers 1-2, 3-4 and 6-7). We can play any sub-tier but I expect that we will be playing either 3-4 or 6-7 based upon the available characters for the group. I have run it so this will be my second credit for the scenario. I will let the rest of you determine which sub-tier we play.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Tomorrow

We will be finishing up the Star Wars adventure tomorrow. It will not take the full session (maybe an hour or two). We will fill the remaining time with new PFS quests from the Silverhex Chronicles. I expect that we will likely get through 2 quests.

These quests are a bit different from the previous quests. These grant XP, PP and gold. There are 6 quests in total.  The more quests you play, the greater the rewards on the chronicle sheet. These new quests require a 1st level pregen to play. Credit must be assigned to a 1st level character. Once you have played another scenario with that character which assigns XP, that character can no longer play any of the remaining quests. All six quests are replayable. Each time a new 1st level character must receive credit.

Chronicle rewards as follows:

1 quest - 1 XP, 1 PP, 100 GP
2 quests - 1 XP, 1 PP, 250 GP
3 quests - 1 XP, 1 PP, 250 GP, boon
4 quests - 1 XP, 2 PP, 350 GP, boon
5 quests - 1 XP, 2 PP, 500 GP, boon
6 quests - 1 XP, 2 PP, 500 GP, 2 boons

Rewards are set based on the number of quests played rather than cumulative. The rewards do get progressively better but not in every category. There is also an opportunity to earn a 3rd boon during play of the quests.

The latest vesrion of the pregens are available at http://paizo.com/download/pathfinder/PFS-Pregens.zip. This file includes the 10 new ACG iconics. New/updated versions of the CRB icons, the APG iconics (alchemist, cavalier, inquisitor, oracle, summoner, witch) and Ultimate Magic iconic (magus) are in the works but there is no ETA at this time. I am not sure if the Ultimate Combat iconics (gunslinger, ninja, samurai) are due for a rework or not.

We will plan for Bruce to run #43 The Pallid Plague on 10/14. If folks would like, we can finish up the remaining quests on 10/21.

Iconics 2

Iconics 2