Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Tonight

I'll be running Between the Lines.  It's CORE!  Bring your CORE character.  Nobody has to make a decision!  Everybody just has the one character.  Show up, roll some dice, talk in character voices.  GAME ON BITCHES

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Ritual of Stardust


PFS holiday boons have returned.

This one is the Ritual of Stardust. Check it out here - http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5libh?The-Ritual-of-Stardust

I have printed copies and will bring them tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Hardness on creatures

For future reference:

James Jacobs posted the following in this thread - http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2rez1?Robot-Hardness-Questions


Correct; robots aren't objects and thus take full damage from energy attacks. Their hardness reduces damage done by 10 (or whatever), regardless of if it's energy damage or force damage or slashing/piercing/bludgeoning damage or whatever. That's why it's not DR (which doesn't touch energy damage) or energy resistance (which doesn't touch slashing/bludgeoning/piercing damage).

Robots are not objects. As such, you do not halve damage to them from ranged attacks.
Having hardness does NOT mean you're an object, nor do all objects have hardness.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

This week and next

We will be finishing up the last part of #6-02 - The Silver Mount Collection this week. Based on my previous experience, I expect that this will take at least another hour and a half to finish (give or take) plus paper work.

That leaves us with a partial session to fill. Do we want to fill in with more quests or start a new scenario with the expectation that it will be completed the following week? If the former is the case I will run a quest or two. If the latter is the case, who wants to run? What levels do we want to play?

Monday, December 7, 2015

December Games

Bruce is running a tier 3-7 PFS scenario this week. We should be able to finish this in a single session. Do we have any idea which characters folks want to play yet?

That leaves us two more sessions before the Holidays. What would folks like to do during those sessions? 

I am willing to run something but I would prefer something that does not take a ton of prep as the rest of the month will be busy for me. Likely that means PFS if I am running. I will entertain running some Star Wars, Firefly and/or Ubiquity games starting in January.

If we choose PFS, we have a lot of options. As previously stated I can run something. Dave, Randy and Bruce also have adventures that they may be able to run. If we go this option, what character ranges do folks want to play? For regular PFS, we have 1 tier 1-2, 3 tier 1-5, 1 tier 3-7, 6 tier 5-9 and 22 tier 7-11 which are virgin to the group. We have almost everything available to play as CORE but we would need to play a tier 1-2, tier 1-5 or a tier 1-7 as nobody has a CORE guy higher than 2nd level yet. If we play a tier 7-11, the way we play, we will likely need both sessions to complete it.


Thoughts?

P.S. I am not sure when I will have my cookies baked so at this point I am planning to bring them on 12/22 as they must be done by then.

Friday, December 4, 2015

PFS Scenario and Character Tracking

Please take a few minutes to review our group adventure tracking for PFS. It is located here - https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnx6b21iaWVob21lcGFnZXxneDozMjVjMDNmY2ZiZDk5MWUz.

I believe that the first tab, Scenario Tracking is accurate. The one that could use some love is the second tab, Character Tracking. If you have any updates, i.e. character names, class levels, factions, etc., please let me know and I will update the file.

( I am considering removing the third tab as it is not up to date and I am not sure that I want to do the work to update it.)

January Paizo Order Planning

Assuming that Paizo has there additional 10% off offer again this year, I expect to be placing a large order in January. It may be combined with my subscription shipment or it may be an order of its own.

My order for December has generated and will be shipping shortly. I do not expect to make another order until January. If there is anything that you would like me to order for you, please let me know and provide money for your item(s).

I know that Randy has expressed an interest in a character portfolio so that he can get a PFS re-roll. (http://paizo.com/products/btpy8tc4?Pathfinder-Roleplaying-Game-Player-Character-Folio) I will be adding this to my January order.

You have a few weeks but if you think of something you want, just let me know.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Next Tuesday

Bruce will be running #6-02 - The Silver Mount Collection. This is a tier 3-7 scenario.

I have played this previously and will be using a star to replay. If we play high sub-tier, I have the following characters available: Ranger (6), Summoner (6), Cleric (6). If we play low sub-tier, I only have one character available: Warpriest (3). Since I have some knowledge of the scenario, I will not be taking a lead role.

Dave has the following for high sub-tier: Ranger/Fighter (7), Sorcerer (6), Arcanist (5). He has the following for low sub-tier: Cleric (3), Kineticist (3), Rogue (4), Barbarian/Cleric/Fighter (4), Arcanist (5).

Randy has the following for high sub-tier: Skald (7). He has the following for low sub-tier: Witch (4), Fighter (3).

David has the following for high sub-tier: Oracle (6), Shaman (5), Druid (5), Arcanist (5). He has the following for low sub-tier: Shaman (5), Druid (5), Arcanist (5), Medium (3).

Kelly has the following for high sub-tier: Barbarian/Sorcerer (7), Rogue/Sorcerer (6). He has the following for low sub-tier: Monk (4), Fighter/Bard (4), Cleric (4) and something that is 3rd level.

Alan has the following for high sub-tier: Summoner (7), Ranger/Rogue (5), Paladin (5). He has the following for low sub-tier: Ranger/Rogue (5), Paladin (5), Magus (3).

Monday, November 30, 2015

Virtual Dave

Pam has to work late tomorrow, so I need to Skype in. 

I know Randy is running a 1-5.  I vote for high tier.  I want to play Effluvia Toodlenoggins.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tuesday 11/24/15

Please do not park in the driveway tomorrow. Bruce wants to be able to pull in the garage when he gets home. He is likely to get home before we finish for the night.

Looking to see who plans to be there tomorrow. I know that Bruce will not be there and I believe that David will also miss due to work. We have not seen or heard from Kelly in two weeks. I suspect he may be out of town but it would be nice to confirm if he plans to attend or not.

That said, it looks like I am looking at Dave, Randy and Alan as players. I think it would be prudent to run an earlier season adventure since it looks like it could be a 3 player table with a pregen. I will plan to run Fortune's Blight #50. It is a Season 1 adventure which is tier 5-9.

Character options:

Dave

High Sub-tier: Cavalier (8), Oracle (9)
Low Sub-Tier: Ranger (2)/Fighter (4), Sorcerer (6), Arcanist (5)

Randy

High Sub-tier: Cavalier (9), Skald (7)
Low Sub-Tier: Skald (7)

Alan

High Sub-tier: Summoner (7)
Low Sub-Tier: Summoner (7), Ranger (3)/Rogue (2), Paladin (5)

The lowest APL you can achive with your character choices and a 7th level pregen is APL6. The highest is an APL 8.

Monday, November 9, 2015

PFS Races

Was there a recent PFS update?  Hero Lab is claiming that Aquatic Elf is legal for play.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What Do We Want to Do?

We now have two unfinished PFS scenarios.

First we have Dave's run of .#6-04 - Beacon Below. This had Keith, Bruce, Randy, Steve, Corey, Alan and David as players.

Second we have Keith's run of # 4-16 - The Fabric of Reality. This had Steve, Randy, Dave, Kelly and David as players.

Corey and Steve will be unable to join us for the foreseeable future. Both have played enough to earn chronicle sheets but the rest of us need to complete these adventures. For selfish reasons, I want to have these done by 11/17 as U-Con is the following weekend and I do not want to have characters tied up in anything.

David will not be there next week.

Can we work out finishing both on 11/17? This may mean that some folks need to sit out or maybe play a pregen for no credit to fill out the table. We will be two characters down on the first (with one extra player) and 1 character down on the second (with 2 extra players).

That leave us with needing to decide on what to do next week and what to do on 11/24 when Bruce will not be there next.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Next Week - # 4-16 - The Fabric of Reality

Next week, it looks like we will be playing # 4-16 - The Fabric of Reality at low sub-tier (5-6)

Assuming this is true, your character choices are:


Dave – Ranger 2/Fighter 4, Sorcerer 6 or Arcanist 5
David – Shaman 5, Druid 5, Arcanist 5 or Oracle 6
Kelly – Rogue 5/Sorcerer 1, Barbarian 1/Sorcerer 6
Alan – Ranger 3/Rogue 2, Paladin 5 or Summoner 6
Steve – Rogue 4/Barbarian 1
Randy – Skald 5

Bruce will not be there. Corey is back to night shift and will not be in attendance for the foreseeable future. Does anyone else plan to miss next week?

I think Alan plans to play his summoner and Dave plans to play his sorcerer. Steve and Randy only have one choice unless they play a 7th level pregen.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Update your character info on Paizo site

Make sure that your character info is up to date on the Paizo site. Some characters are not registered. Some have the wrong faction compared to what you guys told me last night.

Randy, I previously registered Drat for you and his character number is 14366-10 not 14366-8. Please update your hero lab number to avoid future confusion.

Last Night's Chronicle

It appears that there is a mistake on last night's chronicle sheet. The items for all sub-tiers and sub-tier 4-5 were reversed. I will need to supply you new sheets with the proper items removed. Paizo did correct the chronicle sheet so I will just print new one and have them for you next weekor the next time I see you.

The list of available items is now:

greenwood club (450 gp; Pathfinder RPG Ultimate Equipment 50)
greenwood heavy wooden shield (657 gp; Ultimate Equipment 50)
haunt siphon (400 gp, limit 2)
potion of spider climb (300 gp)
scroll of remove disease (375 gp)
wand of lesser restoration (6 charges; 540 gp, limit 1)
wand of protection from evil (18 charges; 270 gp, limit 1)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Next Few Weeks

Next week, 10/27/15, we need to decide if we are going to finish the scenario that Dave started this week or if we are going to finish it later. Alan will not be there and it will be Corey's last session for a while. I also expect that Kelly will be there. Either way, both Alan and Corey have completed enough of the adventure to receive credit. Not sure how much time is remaining and how long Kelly would have to wait before being able to play whatever we did next (likely a quest or two).

If we decide to postpone until later, I expect the earliest that we would get to finish is 11/10/15. If we are planning to do the spooky, Halloween themed adventure which Randy suggested, I can run a #7-05 School of Spirits. This is a tier 1-5 scenario and is the sequel to #6 Black Waters. We can run this regular PFS or CORE.

The following week, 11/3/15, Bruce will not be there but we are still playing at his place. I can run a scenario that he and I have played but the rest of you have not. Your choices are:

# 50 - Fortune's Blight - tier 5-9 (River Kingdoms)
# 4-16 - The Fabric of Reality - tier 5-9 (Goka)
# 5-02 - The Wardstone Patrol – tier 3-7 (Worldwound)
# 5-18 - The Stranger Within - tier 5-9 (Kaer Maga)

# 6-03 - The Technic Siege - tier 5-9 (Mwangi Expanse)

Your character choices look like this:

3-7 low
Dave – Cleric 3, Rogue 4, Barbarian 1/Cleric 1/Fighter 2,  Kineticist 3 or Arcanist 5
David – Medium 3, Shaman 5, Druid 5 or Arcanist 5
Kelly – 3rd level something, Fighter 1/Bard 3 or Cleric 4
Alan – Magus 3, Ranger 3/Rogue 2 or Paladin 5
Steve – Rogue 3 or Rogue 4/Barbarian 1
Randy – Fighter 3, Witch 4 or Skald 5

3-7 high
Dave – Ranger 2/Fighter 4, Sorcerer 6 or Arcanist 5
David – Shaman 5, Druid 5, Arcanist 5 or Oracle 6
Kelly – Rogue 5/Sorcerer 1 or Barbarian 1/Sorcerer 6
Alan – Ranger 3/Rogue 2, Paladin 5 or Summoner 6
Steve – Rogue 4/Barbarian 1
Randy – Skald 5

5-9 low
Dave – Ranger 2/Fighter 4, Sorcerer 6 or Arcanist 5
David – Shaman 5, Druid 5, Arcanist 5 or Oracle 6
Kelly – Rogue 5/Sorcerer 1, Barbarian 1/Sorcerer 6
Alan – Ranger 3/Rogue 2, Paladin 5 or Summoner 6
Steve – Rogue 4/Barbarian 1
Randy – Skald 5

5-9 high
Dave – Cavilier 8 or Oracle 9
David – Summoner 8 (if Dave's adventure is completed) or Alchemist 9
Kelly – Barbarian 1/Sorcerer 6
Alan – 7th level pregen
Steve – Sorcerer 8
Randy – Cavalier 9 (if Dave's adventure is completed) or 7th level pregen

Monday, October 19, 2015

Tomorrow

If we have 8 players, I will run The Dragon's Demand. We should finish up the current chapter and I will be able to hand out the first chronicle sheet.

If we have fewer players, I believe that Dave has a tier 7-11 scenario ready to run.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Plan for Next Tuesday

Next week, Dave plans to run #6-04 - Beacon Below. It is a Tier 7-11 scenario.

Here are our options:

Low-tier:
Randy – Cavalier (8)
Corey – Fighter (8)
Steve – Sorcerer (8)
Alan – Pregen (7) or Cleric (10)
Kelly – Barbarian (1)/ Sorcerer(6)
David – Summoner (7) or Alchemist (9)
Bruce – Samurai (7), Gunslinger (7), Ninja (8), Magus (9)
Keith – Monk (8), Magus (9), Rogue (9)

High-tier:
Randy – Cavalier (8)
Corey – Fighter (8)
Steve – Rogue (11)
Alan – Cleric (10)
Kelly – Paladin (9)/Bard (1)
David - Alchemist (9) or Fighter(8)/Ranger(1)/Barbarian(1)
Bruce - Magus (9), Inquisitor (11), Witch (11)
Keith - Magus (9), Rogue (9), Rogue (10)

Bruce also has one encounter to finish for #6-09 - By Way of Bloodcove. This involves characters for Kelly, Randy, Alan and Keith. We need to finish that up sometime. It is tying up Cao, Anarchy, Canto and Gort.


If we have 8 players, I will run The Dragon’s Demand.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

PFS Core Characters

Since we played Core PFS last night, many of you created new characters to play. It would be appreciated if you could supply me with the name, class and faction of the character you played. Bruce is the only one I have complete information for.

Given that we may need to play Core more frequently due to the limited number of low tier scenarios available, everyone should have at least one, but likely a couple, of Core characters ready for play.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

U-Con Registration Live

The registration for U-Con went live today at 1:00 PM. Here are the links:

Important links:
- Browse events: https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/events/browse.php
- Search events: https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/events/search.php
- Select badges: https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/reg/register.php
- Preorder shirt:  https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/reg/additional.php

It is November 20th-22nd. Bruce and I are planning to go for the full 3 days.

Anyone else planning to attend?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Next Tuesday

What do we want to do next week?

We have a few minutes left to finish the adventure from this week and to do paperwork. I expect this to take 15 to 30 minutes tops.

I know David will not be there for sure. Corey may or may not be available. Other than that, I have no idea.

Does anyone else want to run something?

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Next Tuesday

Not sure what we are doing next week.

I believe that we are expecting Bruce, Dave, Randy and Kelly. Steve was not sure and Alan may have contracted the plague by then. We are not expecting Corey or David. When you know if you will be available, please let us know.

If we only have 4 players, I can run We Be Goblins Free and,time permitting. a quest called Fane of Fangs which showcases the modified Pathfinder Unchained classes. Both use pregens - 4th level goblins (cleric, fighter, alchemist and rogue) and 5th level unchained iconics (barbarian, monk, rogue and summoner).

If we have more players, we can proceed with The Dragon's Demand or another PFS scenario. If another scenario, what levels do folks want to play?

Future planning:

For the immediate future, it would be helpful for us to start a GMing rotation. I will eventually be ready to run some HEX and Supers but I still need more time.

As far as PFS is concerned:

Dave has a tier 7-11 scenario "assigned", #6-04 - Beacon Below. I can send more if you would rather something lower tier.

Bruce has a tier 3-7 scenario and a tier 7-11 scenario "assigned". These are #6-09 - By Way of Bloodcove and #4-04 - King of the Storval Stairs. He also has a few that I have played but I will replay for the sake of the group. I currently have 2 replays left.

If Randy would like to GM again, we have 4 tier 1-5 scenarios available. I can send him one to prepare if he wants.

The higher tier scenarios usually take our group 1 1/2 to 2 sessions to complete.If we need to fill in with a quest, we have 5 new ones still to be played. Old ones may also be replayed for credit.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

PFS Quests Tonight

I plan to run some PFS quests tonight. We will finish up the Silverhex Chronicles and I will likely run one or two from the new ones, Phantom Phenomena.

These are all played with level 1 pregens. Character credit can be assigned to to a 1st level character. You can apply the new chronicle from the Phantom Phenomena to the same character that played Silverhex Chronicles as long as that character has not advanced beyond 1st level.

Corey will not be there tonight or next week.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

TAKKATAKKATAKKATAKKATAKKATAKKA

I was looking at my sessions from GenCon and found this:




In other words: Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka Takka  EEEEEEEBO




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Thanks and Reminders

Thank you Randy for running last night. It was fun. If you want to run some more, I expect that we can find more things for you.

Reminder: Please try to check your e-mail and/or the blog at least on Tuesdays. There will likely be things there that will help you be prepared to play that night.

Reminder 2: Please make sure to let us know if you are planning or not planning to attend or if you expect to be late. Please post to the blog so that every one can see. (the URL is http://tuesdaygame.blogspot.com/ and should be posted in the e-mail messages that you receive from the blog). If it is closer to game time, you can call me or Bruce.

It is just courteous.

Who shows up, how many and when will often determine what we are playing on any given night.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tonight

Who is planning to be there tonight? How many people planning to attend will determine what we play.

If we have 7 or fewer players, Randy will be running #6-10 - The Wounded Wisp. This is a Tier 1-2 scenario. Everyone should have a character in this tier or you can start a new one.

Otherwise, I will be running more of The Dragon's Demand.

I talked with Kara, she will not be there tonight. I expect the usual cast but I am unsure about Corey, Steve and Brad.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Globetrotters' Guide to London Kickstarter

If you backed Leagues of Gothic Horror you may want to back Globetrotters' Guide to London. This is a follow-on Kickstarter which may end up funding some more of the stretch goals that were not funded in the first campaign. The base content is already funded.

You can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1588759266/globetrotters-guide-to-london

Tuesday 8/25

Who's planning on showing up tonight?

Or, who is not planning on showing up tonight?

I have heard from Corey this morning, and he is planning on showing up.

Hamlin road is still MIA, so drive accordingly.

You can enter from Auburn Rd, via Hickory Lawn Rd, or Norton Lawn Rd
or from Livernois via Lake ridge Rd
or from Rochester Rd via Wabash, Stark, Montmorency, Kilhaven, Windsor, or Boyken Roads


Monday, August 24, 2015

New HEX Character Generation Cheat Sheets

I have posted the latest versions of the HEX Character Generation Cheat Sheets in the attachments section of https://sites.google.com/site/zombieshexpage/zombie-s-hex-page. This includes the updates for Revelations of Mars.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

New Exile Game Studio Web Site

The Exile Game Studio web site and forums have been updated as of this morning. You will need to create a new login and password to access the new version.

The URL is https://www.exilegames.com/index.php.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Next Tuesday

What are we planning to play next week?

I believe that we are expecting Corey to be stopping by to play. Is anyone not planning to attend?

If we have a large group playing, I can run more of The Dragon's Demand. Reminder - you should all now be 2nd level. If you do not have a character yet, please follow the instructions found here: http://tuesdaygame.blogspot.com/2015/05/eight-player-solution-dragons-demand.html

If we have 7 or fewer players, Dave could run #6-04 - Beacon Below (tier 7-11) or Bruce could run #4-04 - King of the Storval Stairs (tier 7-11) or # 6-09 - By Way of Bloodcove (tier 3-7).

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Next week

Next week, Dave will be running PFS. He will be running 6-16 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: The Golden Guardian (Tier 1-5).

I played Gort the Savage – Warpriest 2 on the first two parts. Bruce played Mo’Mo’Mo – Druid 3. Randy played Meatwood Flack – Fighter? 2. Steve played Krank!Krank! – Rogue 3 (but I am not sure what he is after Gen Con). David played Foxy Rose – Medium 2. Alan played Fizbin – Magus 2. Kelly played Chaucer – something 2.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Tonight ... Who's going to be there?

Who are we expecting tonight?

Steve is a no. Anyone else not planning to attend?

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Ubiquity Supers Push

To help keep a fire lit under me and in the interest in continued play testing, I would like you all to come up with a starting superhero concept. I will create the characters using what I have completed for my Ubiquity Supers system and when I am done with them, we will play them for a few sessions. If you come up with something I had not considered, I will either need to complete that power or negotiate with you as to an alternative. I plan to make the system as flexible as possible but I am not sure that everything will be possible.

The sooner you get me the concepts, the sooner I can start building the characters.

I have set a goal to have a complete first draft of the book (minus any prose and flavor text) by the end of the year (2015). At that point I would like you guys to try your hand at making your own characters and see what you come up with.We will play test those too.

Between that, writing a Mars adventure and planning for stuff for Origins and Gen Con 2016, my plate will be pretty full.

All that said, this may mean that I need to scale back a bit on the games that I run on Tuesday nights. To fill any void, I will need others to pick up GMing and/or we will need to play board/miniature games. Not saying that I will not run but my focus may need to shift to Ubiquity games rather than PFS. Hope you do not mind being my guinea pigs.

New PFS Quests are Available

A new set of 6 quests, Phantom Phenomena, are now available for PFS. These are for 1st level pregen characters where credit can be assigned to one of your 1st level PCs. These are set up similar to the Silverhex Chronicles.

Future PFS planning

When can we get Dave on the schedule to run 6-16 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: The Golden Guardian (tier 1-5)?

When can we get Randy on the schedule to run 6-10 - The Wounded Wisp (tier 1-2)?

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Add Custom Item

How do I add a custom item in Hero Lab?  I bought a boon item from Serpent's Rise: Lesser Versatile Metamagic Rod: 3 charges per day, but can be used for Extend, Merciful, or Reach.

Next Week's Game

If we get enough players next week, I think that we will continue with The Dragon's Demand.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Tonight's Game

Who plans to attend tonight?

I am not expecting Dave or Steve due to PGCH (Post-Gen Con Hangover). Who is there and how many are there will determine what we will do tonight.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Quantum Black Kickstarter is Live

Check it out, another Ubiquity Kickstarter - Quantum Black
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/377598631/quantum-black-cosmic-horrors

Monday, July 27, 2015

New PFS Guide and Faction Journal Cards for Season 7

The new PFS Guide and Faction Journal Cards for Season 7 are now available at Paizo. Check out the details here; http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lhrp?Guide-to-the-New-Season. These go into effect 7/30/15.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Our PFS Data

It is almost the end of PFS Season 6. Here is a look at our PFS data since we started playing in 2009. This only includes adventures which we have completed. i.e. The Dragon's Demand does not show in this data.

GMing Breakdown



Adventures Played

Blue line = total available. Red line = total played

Played by Tier

Blue line = total available. Red line = total played

Player Breakdowns

Keith:


Bruce: 



Dave:



Steve:


I have the data for David, Alan, Kelly, Randy and Brad if anyone wants to see it but in most cases it is not as interesting as the data above.





Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Dragon's Demand

I think that our first session of The Dragon's Demand went well last night. The challenge level seemed about right for the 6 players and 2 pets that we had. I went with a max HP adjustment to make things an appropriate challenge. I may add additional monsters if we get additional players or if things start to become too easy.

You have made it about half way to 2nd level. Once you finish exploring the tower you will advance. That will likely be at the end of our next session but it could happen during depending on how things go. You might want to have a 2nd level version of your character ready for next time just in case. We will not get back to this until after Gen Con.

I will hand out PFS chronicles once we have completed each chapter. I expect it will take 3 to 4 sessions to complete a chapter. This means that I will need to know to which PFS character you plan to assign credit. Please provide that the next time we play. Each chronicle earns your character 3 XP and 4 PP. The tiers for the chronicles are:

Chapter 1 (Tier 1-3)
Chapter 2 (Tier 3-5)
Chapter 3 (Tier 5-7)

If you apply all the chronicles to a single character, there is a Bonus Chronicle that may be applied to a 2nd, 4th or 6th level character. This will allow you to navigate the break points in the tiers for the chapters.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

The plan for 6/30/15

As of last Tuesday, it looks like we will have eight players in attendance but we know how that goes sometimes. With that in mind, the plan for next week is:

Eight-player plan - Keith will start running The Dragon's Demand. You need to have a 1st level character ready to play. The details have been posted in earlier blog posts. We will be playing in campaign mode but you will receive chronicles that you can apply to one or more PFS characters.

Seven-player plan - Dave will run #6-16 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: The Golden Guardian (tier 1-5)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Revelations of Mars PDF is Available

If you were not a Kickstarter backer, the PDF of Revelations of Mars is now available for sale at: www.drivethrurpg.com/product/150488/Revelations-of-Mars

Schedule through Gen Con

As Gen Con is fast approaching, I wanted to lay down our schedule from now until then. Here is what I have in mind:


6/23 – PFS - Finish Emerald Spire Level 3

6/30 – PFS – Dave run Scions of the Sky Key Part 3

7/7 – HEX – Mars Ubiquity Tournament Round 1 qualifier and Ubiquity Supers – Ubiquity Tournament Round 1 qualifier

7/14 – Ubiquity Supers – S.M.A.S.H.ed and In the Grasp of C.L.A.W.

7/21 – Ubiquity Supers – Embassy Row

7/28 – I will likely not be there that night as we leave for Gen Con the following morning.

For the HEX/Supers stuff, I will have all the materials that you need. All you need to do is show up and be ready to play. I want to run these new adventures for you guys so that I can shake out any bugs and/or trouble spots before taking these to the public at Gen Con. The round 1 Mars qualifier will be run by myself and two other GMs a total of six times and will potentially introduce players to Mars for the first time. I want to make sure that it is good and solid.

We have a little flexibility but not too much.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Need a plan for 6/16

I am looking for a headcount for who plans to be in attendance on Tuesday, 6/16.

I know that Dave plans to play but will need to be joined in via Skype.

I believe that Steve said that he would not make it because of his union meeting.

Randy just had surgery on his arm. Not sure if he will be up to it. Frankly, I do not know if he can drive himself and since Dave will be virtual ...

How you answer will determine what I plan to run.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tuesday 6/9

Steve is attending
Brad is not attending.
Normally I would run PFS but... you guys didnt finish last weeks debacle?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Tuesday 6/16

Pam has a work thing that will keep her until 8pm.  I can Skype in but it's up to me to put the boy to bed and make sure Grandma doesnt try to get Internet on the microwave.  So my virtual attendance may be spotty at first.

Ghost Storm KIckstarter

The third Mad Science Institute book, Ghost Storm, has been successfully funded. There will be a physical book, an e-book, an audio book of the first book, Mad Science Institute, and two short stories (so far).

If you are still interested, the Kickstarter has a few days left for you to get onboard.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/470819108/ghost-storm-a-science-fiction-novel

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What are we doing tonight?

What are we doing tonight?

Is Dave ready to run part 2 of Scions of the Sky Key?

Are we still expecting the regular crew tonight?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Scions of the Sky Key

There is no special bonus or boon for playing the same character thru all 3 scenarios.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

On the Slate for Next Week

Next week Dave plans to run #6-12 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith's Trail. This is a tier 1-5 scenario. Based on the conversation last Tuesday it sounded like folks wanted to play sub-tier 1-2.

Assuming that is true, I plan to play my warpriest (2).

Looking at characters that are already made, her or our options for sub-tier 1-2:

·         Bruce has an alchemist (2) and a ton of other level 1 options.

·         Randy has the option of cleric (1).

·         David has the option of blood rager (1), Medium (1) or something undefined (1).

·         Kelly has the option of summoner (2), barbarian (2) or something undefined (1).

·         Alan has the option of a magus (2), summoner (1), barbarian (1) or hunter (1).

·         It sounds like Brad now has three level 1 guys with 1 XP. Not sure what classes they are.

As always, folks can play a pregen or a brand new character.
It would be nice if everyone knew what they wanted to play before they arrived next Tuesday.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Eight Player Solution - The Dragon's Demand

Third time is the charm. Let's again discuss The Dragon’s Demand.

Here again for your reading pleasure are my thoughts on the module, creating characters and PFS credit.
If we ever want to play this, everyone needs to create a new 1st level character. (The particulars and listed below.)

At some point in the near future, I plan to run a Pathfinder module, the Dragon’s Demand. This will be a long adventure which will take your characters from 1st to as high as 7th level. I expect it will take approximately 10 Tuesday sessions to play. I am willing to start running this as soon as folks have their characters made. I would expect this to be after Bruce, Dave and Randy have had their turns running their “assigned” PFS scenarios. That is about 5 to 6 weeks from now.
We can play this continuously, from beginning to end, or we can play it in parts with other stuff in between. We will see how things go. There are three chapters in the module. Chapter one will take you from 1st to 3rd. Chapter two will take you from 3rd to well into 4th. Chapter 3 can take you from 4th to 7th.

Character Creation: Charters should be 1st level. For ability scores use a 25 point buy. Hit points will be max at first level. Each level after will be average for you hit die plus your constitution bonus. You will have 150 GP to buy your starting gear. Please restrict your race choices to the Core Rule Book. Class choices can be from any of the published books (that excludes the Occult Adventures playtest classes).
The Hook: A man named Silas Gribb offers you a job as caravan guards. You will start the game in north central Taldor within the Verduran Forest traveling south from the city of Wispil, a gnome town which provides most of the kingdom’s woodcraft and timber.

PFS Credit: We will be playing this adventure in Campaign Mode. This means that you will play a non-PFS character but you can assign PFS credit for playing to a PFS character or characters of your choice. (You could make your character to be an alternate version of your PFS character if you like.) Since this is campaign mode, I can accommodate more than the maximum 7 player PFS limit if need be.
At the completion of the adventure, there are three chronicles that can be earned and applied to PFS characters. The first is for characters leveled 1-3. The second is for characters leveled 3-5. The third is for characters leveled 5-7. These can be applied to the same character or multiple characters. If applied to the same character you will earn a bonus chronicle which can be applied to a 2nd, 4th or 6th level character. Each chronicle is worth 3 XP, 4 PP and has gold, boons and items available upon them.

 In my estimation, the optimum way to apply these chronicles is to a 2nd level character. You would apply the 1st chronicle (taking you to 3rd), then the 2nd chronicle (taking you to 4th), then the bonus chronicle (taking you to 5th) and lastly applying the 3rd chronicle (taking you to 6th).

Future Planning
After we complete The Dragon’s Demand, the same characters could then be played in another module in campaign mode, Tears at Bitter Manor. This has 2 chronicles that can be assigned to PFS characters from 5th to 8th level. The first chronicle can be applied to characters leveled 5-7. The second chronicle can be applied to characters leveled 6-8.

I do have some HEX and Supers adventures for Gen Con I would like to playtest before the convention. I expect that will take 3 weeks in late June/Early July. I have two new 2-hour and a 4 hour supers adventures using the Manhunters. I also will have a 2-hour supers where you get to play S.M.A.S.H. and a 2-hours Mars adventure. I may have a 2-hour Hollow Earth adventure as well. All of these will be played with pre-generated characters which I will supply.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Third Mad Science Institute Book (With Luck Coming Soon)

Sechin is looking to fund his third Mad Science Institute book. You can preview the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/470819108/1461304188?token=2963d9e3

Sounds like it will go live in a week or two.

PFS Custom Character Journals

Check these out - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1JkROrwz3aofl9vLUtOYnRaVDRIaTEyb0lrWGp3TURYMU9yZ3l6OVNCVWZwOXg5d0QyNjQ&authuser=0

These are not 100% official (created by a VO) but they do a great job of organizing your character info.

Our Growing Group

With our potential Tuesday gaming player pool growing, we will need to figure out to do if we end up with 8 players.

I bring this up as it sounds like Brad would like to join on a more regular basis and Steve is expecting to change work schedules in June and be able to start playing again.

PFS has a hard limit of 7 players. We might be able to skate by with random attendance misses but we have a problem when we have 8 players in attendance. I have done the split table thing in the past (twice), two tables of 4 players, but I would rather we not do that on a regular basis. We could break into two tables of a GM and 4 players and a GM and 3 players plus a pregen. That does not strike me as ideal either. I would like to have the solution in hand for when this happens.

We can try playing other game systems and/or Pathfinder modules and APs. To do that, the group will need to pick something and make characters. I have a ton of Pathfinder material. I also have Star Wars, Firefly, All For One, Leagues of Adventure, Space 1889, HEX and my supers game. I would also be interested in playing some other games.

Thoughts and input are appreciated.

Next week

Next week we will be continuing and likely finisihing #2-02 - Before the Dawn - Part II: Rescue at Azlant Ridge. It is tier 1-7 and we will be playing sub-tier 3-4.

While we were missing Alan and David this week, Bruce asked his supervisior from work to join us. His name is Brad and he played the pregen gunslinger. He will try to make it back next week to finish the adventure.

The characters we are expecting are:

Keith - cleric (3)
David - arcanist (4)
Kelly - rogue (3)/sorcerer (1)
Alan - paladin (4)
Randy - skald (3)
Dave - barbarian (1)/cleric (1)/fighter (1)
Brad - gunslinger (4)

After we finish this adventure, Dave has three tier 1-5 scenarios and Randy has a tier 1-2 scenario that they are preparing and are scheduled to run. I will also have a tier 1-5 scenario which I am preparing in case we have a need.


Monday, April 27, 2015

PFS and Pathfinder Unchained

Check out the announcement regarding PFS and Pathfinder Unchained: http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lheb?Society-Unchained

The Summary:

  • New barbarian, monk and rogue can be played along side CRB versions of the same class.
  • New summoner is the new PFS legal version of the class. If you have a character which is a summoner and is above 2nd level, it is grandfathered and you may continue to play it as is.
  • If you like, you may choose to rebuild any character that has levels in any of the 4 character classes to the new unchained versions for free as long as you do so by the next time you play it.
I have my electronic copy of the book if you would like to take a look tomorrow. I should have my hard cover book within the next few days (tracking has it in Ohio as of yesterday). I will certainly have it by next week.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Next Week - #2-01 - Before the Dawn - Part I: The Bloodcove Disguise

Bruce will be running #2-01 - Before the Dawn - Part I: The Bloodcove Disguise. It is a tier 1-7 scenario. We have previously agreed that we will be playing the subtier 3-4.

The list below is what everyone has agreed to play:

Keith - cleric (3)
David - arcanist (4)
Kelly - rogue (4)
Alan - paladin (4)
Randy - skald (3)
Dave - barbarian (1)/cleric (1)/fighter (1)

The following week we can either play #2-02 - Before the Dawn - Part II: Rescue at Azlant Ridge, another tier 1-7, or Dave can run #6-12 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith's Trail, a tier 1-5 scenario.

For #2-02 - Before the Dawn - Part II: Rescue at Azlant Ridge it seems likely that we can all play the same characters without having to change subtier.

For #6-12 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith's Trail, we could play the same characters in sub-tier 4-5 (David is the only one that could not play all 3 parts with the same character) or we could switch it up. Looks like we could easily play a low-tier (1-2) with the characters that folks have available. Dave can tell us if he would suggest one sub-tier over another.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

New PFS Faction Journal Cards Are Now Available

Check it out: http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lhcl?Faction-Journal-Cards

I have printed some and will have them with me tomorrow.

My first impression is that they are pretty cool. I think that they will also help players get into the faction mindset by giving more concrete goals to strive toward.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Next Several Weeks

We will be continuing #5-17 - Fate of the Fiend. It is possible that we will finish this but there is also a possibility that it might splash over into the following week. If that happens, I will plan to run the last Silverhex Chronicles quest to fill the time on 4/21.

If we finish up next week, Bruce plans to start #2-01 - Before the Dawn - Part I: The Bloodcove Disguise starting on 4/21. This is a tier 1-7 adventure. It has 3 sub-tiers; 1-2, 3-4 and 6-7. He also plans to run #2-02 - Before the Dawn - Part II: Rescue at Azlant Ridge. This too is a tier 1-7. He will run this either directly after or in some sort of tag team fashion with Dave who is planning to run #6-12 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 1: On Sharrowsmith's Trail, #6-14 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 2: Kaava Quarry and #6-16 - Scions of the Sky Key, Part 3: The Golden Guardian. All of these are tier 1-5 scenarios. That means sub-tiers 1-2 and 4-5.

Both sets of adventures are multi-part stories.They do not require that the same characters play through then but you may want to for roleplaying purposes. It just requires a bit of planning. Both series are of a level range that you could play the same character through all 5 scenarios. We should decide which characters we would like to play before we start. I have played the Before the Dawn series before and will be using a GM Star replays to allow me to play again.

Keith has the following available:

Tier 1-2: fighter (2), swashbuckler (1), warpriest (2), spiritualist (1), sorcerer (1)
Tier 3-4: cleric (3)
Tier 4-5: ranger (5), summoner (5)
Tier 6-7: ranger (5), summoner (5), wizard (6)

David has the following available:

Tier 1-2: blood rager (1), medium (1) and two undefined characters (1)
Tier 3-4: shaman (4), arcanist (4)
Tier 4-5: shaman (4), arcanist (4), druid (5)
Tier 6-7: oracle (6), summoner (7)

Kelly has the following available:

Tier 1-2: summoner (2), barbarian (2)
Tier 3-4: monk (4), fighter (1)/bard (3), cleric (4), rogue (4)
Tier 4-5: monk (4), fighter (1)/bard (3), cleric (4), rogue (4)
Tier 6-7: barbarian (1)/sorcerer (5)

Alan has the following available:

Tier 1-2: barbarian (1), hunter (1), magus (2)
Tier 3-4: paladin (4)
Tier 4-5: paladin (4), ranger (3)/rogue (2)
Tier 6-7: summoner (6)

Randy has the following available:

Tier 1-2: new guy (1) or pregen (1)
Tier 3-4: skald (3), witch (4)
Tier 4-5: witch (4)
Tier 6-7: pregen (7)

Dave has the following available:

Tier 1-2: skald (1), kineticist (2)
Tier 3-4: cleric (3), barbarian (1)/cleric (1)/fighter(1), arcanist (4)
Tier 4-5: arcanist (4), sorcerer (5)
Tier 6-7: ranger (2)/fighter (4) 

Bruce has the following available:

Tier 1-2: monk (1), barbarian (1), sorcerer (1), brawler (1), hunter (1), arcanist (1), druid (1), spiritualist (1), alchemist (2)
Tier 3-4: fighter (3), cleric (2)/barbarian (1), barbarian (2)/oracle (1)
Tier 4-5: summoner (5)

Personally, I am leaning toward playing my ranger (5) for Bruce's sessions and my cleric (3) for Dave's sessions. My final decision will be based upon what the rest of you pick.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Next Week: Fate of the Fiend #5-17

Next week I will be running Fate of the Fiend #5-17. This is another tier 7-11.
 
Assuming that everyone plays the expected characters, the APL will be 9.5 which rounds to 10. That means that you will be playing the high sub-tier. As David's character leveled up last night, Randy and Dave will be the only ones playing out of tier.
 
I will have completed cronicles for Fury of the Fiend #2-10 next week. The gold earned should be as follows:
 
Bruce - 7700 GP
Randy - 6077 GP
Kelly - 7765 GP
Dave - 7765 GP
David - 6047 GP
Alan - 7710 GP
 
The items on the sheet are:

 
Sub-tier 7-8

+2 studded leather armor (4,175 gp)
Drums of panic (30,000 gp)
Ebon wayfinder (Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Seekers of Secrets 50, 18,000 gp)
Scroll of animate objects (1,650 gp)
Scroll of commune (1,625 gp)
Scroll of prayer (375 gp)
Scroll of resurrection (12,275 gp)
Wand of cure moderate wounds (50 charges; 4,500 gp)

Sub-tier 10-11

+3 studded leather armor (9,175 gp)
Ring of maniacal devices (Pathfinder RPG Advanced Player’s Guide 292, 5,000 gp)
Scroll of antimagic field (1,650 gp)
Scroll of geas/quest (1,650 gp)
Scroll of limited wish (3,775 gp)
Scroll of symbol of stunning (7,775 gp)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Scions of the Sky Key

There's no special benefit for playing the same character through all 3 scenarios.

Part 1 has 2 possible boons for Exchange characters.
Parts 2 and 3 have miscellaneous boons, and boons that may come in to play in other scenarios.
Part 3 has a possible boon for Grand Lodge characters.  It also grants access to a unique magic item that afaik would not be otherwise available even if you have the gold to buy it.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fun Fund is Almost Empty

Our Tuesday Fun Fund is down to $0.87.

Next Few Weeks

Next Tuesday we will finish #2-10 Fury of the Fiend and, time permitting, we will start #5-17 Fate of the Fiend. It too is tier 7-11. If things go well, we should finish that the week of 4/7/15.

What do you guys want to do after that? Do you have particular characters that you want to play?

Do Bruce or Dave want to run anything? Dave has a tier 7-11. Bruce has 2 tier 1-7, 2 tier 3-7, 1 tier 5-9 and 1 tier 7-11 "assigned" to them.

We also now have a new 3-part season 6 story which are all tier 1-5 scenarios. We also have a tier 3-7 and a tier 5-9 which continue stoies from earlier in season 6. Plus we have another tier 1-5, a tier 1-2 and a tier 7-11 which are all season 6. I have not read any of these and I can certainly "assign" them or plan to run them myself.

Feedback is appreciated.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Any GMing Interest in the Group?

Does anyone else besides Bruce, Dave or myself have any interest in running PFS games?

If so, we can schedule a scenario or two to let you get your feet wet. These would likely be low tier and we might want to play them as Core.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Next Week

We will finish  #22 - Fingerprints of the Fiend at the beginning of next week. After we are done and paperwork is completed, I plan to start running #2-10 - Fury of the Fiend. This is also a tier 7-11 scenario. I expect we will finish the following week.

Alan and Randy will be going up a level in between scenarios. This will bring them to 10th and 8th level respectively. Everyone but Randy will receive out of tier gold.

I heard rumblings that some folks were considering advancing this level on slow progression. Dave, Kelly and Bruce all have that option.

I am not sure if David will be able to attend or not. Assuming that everyone plays the same characters, the new APL will be 9.4 which rounds to 9. This places you between sub-tiers. Further assuming that David is not able to play, the group will have to play sub-tier 7-8 due to party size.

Per the guide:
 
For scenarios written in Seasons 0 to 3, when the APL is in between subtiers, a party of six or seven characters must play the higher subtier. Parties with four or five characters must play the lower subtier.

If David is able to play, and you have 6 players, you will have to play sub-tier 10-11.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Next Tuesday

I plan to run #22 - Fingerprints of the Fiend on Tuesday. It is a tier 7-11 scenario.

Due to his work schedule, it looks like David will not be able to attend.

As stated before, Kelly, Alan and Randy each only has one character available. Bruce and Dave have several options but unless they both choose to play their 11th level characters, you will be playing low sub-tier. There are two more "of the Fiend" scenarios. All are tier 7-11. If you would like to play the same characters through them please plan accordingly. We can choose to play them all over the next few weeks or we can space them out a bit it you like.

Here are the available characters:


BruceEliseWitch11th
BruceJackSamurai7th
BruceJerryNinja7th
BruceJennifred HollybrightMagus9th
BruceIzzyInquisitor10th
BruceGoonter Von ReckoningGunslinger7th
DaveScrawny JaxSummoner11th
DaveFantasticleezCavalier8th
DaveSven SkaarsgaardFigther (4)/Bard (2)/Dragon Disciple (4)10th
DaveLi HuaOracle9th
KellyDominicPaladin (9)/Bard (1)10th
AlanGizerCleric9th
RandySer Roland RitternCavalier7th

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Look What's Coming for Free RPG Day


Once the chronicle sheets are released, I will offer to run this one so Bruce can play. I will also offer to run We Be Goblins! (as it is replayable) and We Be Goblins Too! (if it can be run under Core).

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Planning for Next Tuesday

To start the evening next Tuesday, Dave plans to finish running #6-08 Seagang Expedition. I do not know how much is left to play but I do not expect that it will take the entire session.
 
To fill the rest of the time, what you you want to do?
 
I can run something. We can either play one or two of the remaining Silverhex Chronicles quests or I can prepare something like #22 - Fingerprints of the Fiend. It is a Tier 7-11 scenario and will likely take more than a night to complete. It is the first of 3 themematically connected adventures for seasons 0, 2 and 5.
 
Depending on character choices, it is very possible to play either sub-tier. Kelly, Alan and Randy each only have one character available. Here are the character options for a tier 7-11 scenario:
 
 
BruceEliseWitch11th
BruceJackSamurai7th
BruceJerryNinja7th
BruceJennifred HollybrightMagus9th
BruceIzzyInquisitor10th
BruceGoonter Von ReckoningGunslinger7th
DaveScrawny JaxSummoner11th
DaveFantasticleezCavalier8th
DaveSven SkaarsgaardFigther (3)/Bard (2)/Dragon Disciple (5)10th
DaveLi HuaOracle9th
DavidZaldonFighter(7)/Ranger(1)/Barbarian(1)9th
DavidAl goBoomAlchemist9th
DavidPennySummoner7th
KellyDominicPaladin10th
AlanGizerCleric9th
RandySer Roland RitternCavalier7th

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