Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We now have the answer to the Warrior of the Holy Light debate. It turns out I was right. :)
The second paragraph of Power of Faith now reads:
At 4th level, the warrior of the holy light gains one additional use of her lay on hands ability per day. She gains one additional use of lay on hands per day for every four levels she attains beyond 4th. She can spend a use of her lay on hands ability to call upon the power of her faith as a standard action. This causes a nimbus of light to emanate from the warrior of the holy light in a 30-foot radius. All allies in this area (including the warrior of the holy light) receive a +1 morale bonus to AC and on attack rolls, damage rolls, and saving throws against fear as long as they remain in the area of light. This power lasts for 1 minute.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
You can access it directly at http://www.thegm.org/perramsSpellbook.php
I have placed a link to it on my website at https://sites.google.com/site/zombiehomepage/Home/zombie-s-d-d-pathfinder-page.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I was thinking of starting around our normal 5:00 PM. I have heard from Randy (he will not be able to be there until around 6:00) and Joe. Does this work for the rest of you? If I get at least 5 players to confirm, I will set the date.
Please post to the blog if this day works for you or not.
Monday, November 22, 2010
I realize that the battle has been logistically difficult to play. We are covering great distances in a short period of time. There are many enemies spread out through the city and normal combat tactics may not apply. Resources may not be ideal to maneuver the whole party at the same time or distance. That is what makes it a challenge.
I realize that not every character has had the opportunity to shine every round. The physical set up for the game was ambitious and may have been distracting. The number of players and pets make for long combat rounds. It does help if folks know what they expect to do when their turn comes around and that they understand how their power/spell/item works. I understand that as your characters get higher level and better equipped their options expand greatly.
For the most part, I think the party has done a very good job of containing the damage and reacting to the situation. You should take lessons from this fight. It should point out areas of potential need for the future.
Again, I think the food was a great idea and it was delicious. Thank you everyone for participating and making it a success.
As for our next session, I would like to plan one in December. At the moment Saturday, 12/18/10 seems to work for me. I need to confirm that still but how does that look for the rest of you? If Saturday is not good, I would be open to Friday or Sunday too.
Miago’s interrogation of the Stone Giant at the brewery may have provided some answers. For those who missed it or do not remember the giant said the following:
“Defeated by nosy little humans,” it says. “Never thought this would happen to the Plateau People. Well, I won’t tell you everything, but I will tell you this: My lord is mighty Mokmurian, one of the dark giants of old come again. His magic, the things he has made… He has convinced the tribes that they will rule all the lowlands again, down to the sea. He has mastered the ancient arts.
“He will certainly kill you all, run rough over your tiny homes with the army he has called. The fortunate few will become his slaves. You beat us today, but you won’t beat us when there are a hundred or a thousand of the true people marching together. Lord Mokmurian will make it happen. He’s almost as smooth a talker as you are, little one.” He scratches his nose. “Teraktinus—he was the leader of our scouting party. He convinced us that you’d be easy pickings and we’d all get rich. He obviously underestimated you, and he paid for his mistake. I’ve no interest in paying for that mistake as well—grant me safe passage out of your lands, and I’ll tell you everything you wish to know.”
You have heard that name before when Lady Lucrecia said, “Mokmurian would love to meet you!” when you encountered her under Fort Rannick.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Everyone should have a 10th level version of their character for the session.
I am still looking for artwork for your characters. If you have something or can find something, please drop me an e-mail with the image.
See you Saturday.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have heard from Bruce, Matt H, Joe and Randy that the day will work for them. That is four. I am not sure about the status of Dan and I have not heard from Matt F., Brad or Brian.
We also kicked around the idea of doing a Thanksgiving-style feast before we got started. If we are doing so we need to coordinate who is doing what. I am planning to make pepper jack corn bread for sure and I may bring something else. Randy mentioned a dessert of some sort. What about the rest of you? We still need a main course and some sides. If something is costly, I would be willing to chip in a few bucks if someone else wrangles the details. Brian has brought beer in the past. Bruce has an oven but it will require time to cook stuff.
I would like things to get rolling around 2:00 pm. I was thinking of eating first and start gaming around 3:00. If we need to allow time for cooking, we could break and eat later.
Please try to post to the blog so that we can all share the information rather than replying only by e-mail. Items of importance: Attending? Y/N. If attending, what dish/item do you plan to bring?
Hope to see you all soon.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I have updated the "People of Interest" section. I have updated some of the current entries and moved several to the past section.
I have added Brad's new character and updated the levels for the remaining characters. If I have made any mistakes, please let me know.
I have not had the opportunity/energy to update the "Story so far ..." section. If anyone wants to take a crack, I would be glad for the help.
If possible, I would like to start a bit earlier than we normally do. I was thinking 1:00 or 2:00 rather than 5:00. I would like to get in a full session in to get things rolling with the next part of the story. I feel like things dragged a bit in the last book. I think it took us 7 or 8 sessions to complete that portion of the adventure.
If we want to do a feast we need to plan that too. That also lends to my thought of starting earlier.
Please vote using the poll. I have only specifically listed the Saturday dates. If you have another date in mind please post to the comments of the post.
Sihedron medallion (gargantuan)
4 potion of cure moderate wounds
4 +1 hide shirt (large)
4 +1 ogre hook (large)
8 +1 great club (large)
wand of enervation (10 charges)
ring of minor cold resistance
4th—animate dead, fear
3rd—fly, ray of exhaustion, vampiric touch
2nd—blindness/deafness, command undead, false life, ghoul touch, spectral hand
1st—chill touch, mage armor, magic missile, ray of enfeeblement
0—touch of fatigue
masterwork half-plate armor (gargantuan) worth 4,950 GP
2 masterwork composite longbow (+7 Str) (large)
Masterwork earth breaker (large)
650 GP in black onyx
Chest with 6,000 GP in assorted coins.
Myriana, the nymph is overjoyed and casts reincarnate upon him. As she does, her undead spirit fades and the curse on Whitewillow withers. Lamatar is at first shamed by his failure to protect both Fort Rannick and his lover, but decides not to waste the new life she gave him. He becomes the new guardian of Whitewillow and does not return to civilization.
Troops arrive from Magnimar. Since the group has no interest in taking charge of the fort, they do. The troops bear a message from Lord-Mayor Grobaras. He has sent 1,000 GP for each character (total of 7,000). This includes the 600 GP originally agreed to and an extra 400 GP for “meritorious service to Magnimar”. He asks that the group winter at Fort Rannick to “oversee the re-garrisoning” of the fort. He looks forward to a visit and a full report early in the spring.
I assume that the characters stay at the fort for a few months and help to reestablish defenses and oversee planning for repairs on the dam at Skull’s Crossing. Brad’s new character is encountered as a visitor to the fort. He stays at the fort and befriends the group, deciding to join your ranks.
We will begin next session with your return to Magnimar. Besides meeting with the Lord-Mayor, you will have the opportunity to sell your loot and purchase new things as your budget allows. As long as you are not looking for something crazy, you should be able to find it in Magnimar. Your characters should be leveled to 10th for next session.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
This will likely be a shorter session as we will not get rolling until about 7:00. I was thinking we could play until 12:00 (I could go later but that really depends on the group.) I expect to finish the current section of the adventure. Your characters will be 10th at that point. Please have a leveled copy in case we surprise me and we are able to proceed further into the next session.
Brad will be joining us on a regular basis. He plans to play a fighter (archer). That brings our player count to 8 and our character count (including cohorts and animal companions) to 11. I am officially at the point of no more. (I do not care who Matt finds that is looking for a game.) :)
As always, my 5 player rule is in effect. I need 5 players to run the session but I do not expect that this will be an issue.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Please vote using the newly updated poll. Remember I have a 5 player minimum to run. (This may be helped by Brad's willingness to be a pinch player.)
Monday, September 20, 2010
I have 5 players confirmed on time. Matt F will be late and Randy will not be in attendance. If Randy agrees, we can invite Brad to play Randy's character.
It is possible that we could finish the third portion of the adventure this session. That would put us half way through the adventure path. If not this time, next session for sure. You will be 10th level at the end of this portion of the adventure path.
I will allow Advance Players Guide content for new levels/characters without question. Retro-fitting content may or may not be an issue. We can discuss if there is something that you really think fits your character.
How does 10/23/10 look for October? The date is perfect for me as my wife will be out of town and I am on my own for a few days. I plan on doing something that weekend even if it is not this game.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I am also targeting Saturday, 10/23/10 for our October date. Does that work for everyone?
Please vote using the polls.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Randy will be a little late. He gets off of work at 4:30.
Matt F will be a little later. He has to take his son to soccer at 5:00 which is over around 6:00.
Dan and Joe will be no-shows. We can have someone play Dan's and Joe's characters if needed. Matt H's new character also has a follower.
Matt H has a new guy that might be interested in playing. I am not sure I want another regular player but I suppose I would be ok with a guest appearance. Before any offers are made, what do the rest of you think?
Monday, August 16, 2010
We are getting close to the end of this chapter. We might be able to finish it this session. If not, we will next session for sure. When we do finish, you will be half way through the story arch and 10th level.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I am sorry for the late notice and wish we could have worked in a game this month but it was not in the cards.
We will see if we can schedule something for August.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Matt Hampton said maybe and that he would get back to me. I still have not heard if this works for him and Dan.
I have not heard from Brian.
I need a least one more yes and it will be official.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
How does Wednesday, July 28th look? It would be a short session from 7:00 - 11:00.
So far Bruce and Matt Falk have said they could make it work. I would need 3 more players to make it happen.
Post your response to this thread or e-mail me directly.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
I am expecting everyone. Randy will not be able to attend until later in the session. He has to work.
See you Sunday.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I would like to plan to start at 2:00 PM and run until around 8:00 PM or so. I can run later but I want to be mindful of those who work and may have school still. (Not sure when the kids are out.)
We are still in the middle of the reclaiming of the fort. Everyone should now be 9th level. Please advise which class each of you is going to raise so that I can update the website.
Matt will start a new character, Salazar the Swift, as Vincenzio is dead. He is a Paladin/Ranger with an Eagle companion. He will also have a Cohort who is yet unnamed and unclassed.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Based on my schedule, which is busy, I appear to have only a couple of possible dates available.
The dates are:
Sunday June 13th (2:00-8:00ish)
Saturday June 19th (5:00 - 12:00ish)
Please vote using the poll on the blog. If you have comments, please respond to this post on the blog.
Monday, May 3, 2010
The only day that has a chance of working for me in May is Friday the 14th. I know that this is not going to work for Randy and Bruce is on the work schedule from hell. We may just have to say no game in May.
June is not much better. I might be able to do Friday, June 4th or Sunday, June 13th (likely the better of the two).
July is a mess as well. Between the holiday, camping with my wife and my backpacking trip to Isle Royale there is not a lot of openings. Friday, July 30th or Saturday July 31st are possibilities but not ideal as we are currently looking at August 1st as our Sunday game.
August gets better after Gen Con. Saturday, August 21st or Saturday, August 28th are looking good right now.
Let me know what looks good for you guys and we will try to nail down a date or two.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Assuming that I can get 5 players, this will be the date.
Friday, April 2, 2010
It looks the most likely date for me. I will be out of town for both the weekend of 5/21-23 and the holiday weekend. The weekend before is Mother's Day and the Sunday game is the week before that.
Here is what we are up against.
This weekend is out due to the holiday and the fact that it starts today.
For next weekend, 4/9 could work for me. 4/10 is out because I have other plans and 4/11 is our rescheduled Sunday game.
The dates for 4/16, 4/17 and 4/18 do not work for Randy. He will be out of town. Originally I thought that 4/17 would work but my wife has asked me to keep it open. I could do 4/16 or 4/18.
4/23-4/25 will not work for me as I will be out of town.
4/30 might work and it might not. we have tenative family plans that weekend that are not fully baked.
Vote using the poll so we can get an idea for what might work. I need 5 players to schedule the game. If we cannot get together, we will need to postpone until May.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Below is a list of the treasure that you can gather:
- A necklace of shriveled women’s hands, each adorned with shiny copper rings. Of the rings, 21 are worth 10 gp each, while the 22nd is magic (Ring of Animal Friendship).
- Potion of Cure Moderate Wounds
- +1 Ogre Hook, large - 3d6, x3/20
- 3 x +1 hide armor, large - +4 AC (+5 with magic), +4 Max Dex, -3 ACP, 20% ASF
- 2 x +1 greatclub, large
- 2 x Ring of Protection +1
- 6 x +2 shocking burst arrows, med
- Masterwork composite longbow (+7 Str) , large
- 19 arrows, large - 2d6
- 12 longswords, med
- 12 shortswords, med
- 12 daggers, med
- 12 longbows, med
- 240 arrows, med
Some of the non-magic items (like arrows) were taken by some of the characters and NPCs. I recall Azibar taking 20 arrows, Jakardros taking 40 and Shalelu taking 20. (The NPCs went through a boatload and will likely want to take more before moving on.)
If all goes well, you will level to 9th next session. Depending on how much we get done, it could happen during the session or at the end of the session.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I have updated the "People" of Interest section and I have added a map of Fort Rannick as supplied by the rescued Black Arrows. The map can be found in the Attachments section.
Below is some additional information about the fort:
Fort Rannick is located at the northern end of a wide valley that runs along the southern edge of the mountains. This bleak landscape stretches on for miles along the border between the mountains and Kreegwood. This rugged, forlorn landscape fits well with the morose and grim attitude of its guardians, the Order of the Black Arrow.
The Black Arrows do not know where the ogres are located, or exactly how many ogres are still stationed within the fort. They can all but guarantee that there is a lot. They are positive that the ogres haven’t discovered the secret caverns or tunnels where the shocker lizards live.
I will be happy to answer question via e-mail or blog.
I imagine that we will cover the entry plan and or attack plan in detail on Friday.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I need to have 5 players commited to make it a go.
Matt H, Dan and Brian have said that they can make the date work. Matt F can make it work but he has to make some arrangements. Bruce is currently out of town but I expect him back by then. That leaves Joe and Randy that I am really not sure about. Please post or respond to the e-mail taht the date works for you.
If we get the minimum amount of players, we will plan for 7:00 -12:00 on 3/19/10. Assuming Bruce is back, I would like to use his place. Otherwise, we are looking for another location.
If we cannot pull it together we will have to wait until April.
Speaking of April, I already know that 4/23-25 will not work. 4/4/10 is Easter and our regularly scheduled Sunday game was moved to 4/11/10 as a result. That means we are targeting 4/17/10 as the best date but others may work.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Here is what I still have available:
Friday, March 12th (does not work for Joe or Brian)
Saturday, March 13th (does not work for Joe or Brian)
Friday, March 19th
Sunday, March 21st
Of these, Sunday 3/21/10 works the best.
Can I get everyone to chime in if that will work? Please send me an e-mail or post to the blog.
Friday, February 26, 2010
I reviewed the experience for the entire adventure and you will be 10th by the conclusion. I figure that you will hit 9th either at the end of the March session or sometime in the April session. That said, you might want to start thinking about what you want to do when you level up.
I will be posting material to the web site soon. I will have updates on "People of Interest" for sure and information about Fort Rannick provided by the Black Arrow Rangers that you rescued. This will allow you to plan and ask questions prior to the next session.
There has not been many votes on the blog but based on the e-mails that I have received, it sounds like the 13ths will not work for a few folks. The 20th seemed good for me at the time I posted (and it still might work) but we have some plans that I really cannot change and it would be easier not to have to run out early. That said, I was wondering if Sunday the 21st might not be a compromise option? Start at like 2:00 and run until 10:00ish?
Let me know what you think.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thanks to Matt for hosting. I think it worked out well. I hope that we left you house in good order.
Thanks Bruce for joining by web cam. I think that it worked out ok. It is certainly not be preference as an all the time thing but I think it will work in a pinch. It certainly was not the same as having you there in person. I also want to thank you for maintaining the character sheets and the treasure book keeping.
Thanks to the rest of you for your attendance and participation. This is one of the few times recently where all players were present. We got a lot accomplished during the session.
I hope everyone is having fun.
I think that the 13th or the 20th will work the best. I think that the 6th could be an issue for Bruce as that is only two weeks away and he might still be in or in transit from KY. The 27th will not work for me. I have plans with the Scouts.
Please vote using the poll and post a comment on the blog so we know who has voted.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
If Matt would be so kind as to post his address and directions or e-mail them to the folks that have not yet been there, that would be great.
I have heard from Matt H, Dan, Matt F and Brian. All can attend. Bruce will be out of town but is willing to join us from KY via the Internet assuming that we can set up a webcam solution that will allow him to participate. (I am looking at you Matt and Brian.) That leaves Joe and Randy in the unknow category.
I have all the miniatures and copies of the character sheets that Bruce kindly maintains for everyone.
I will try to update the website with more previous session recaps before the game but no promises. As I posted on 1/20/10 the "People of Interest" section has been updated and should be current.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Mostly I have updated the "People" of Interest section.
I will try to make updates to The Story So Far ... section over the next few weeks.
Please vote using the poll. If you can, please also leave a post when you vote. It will make it easier to tell who we have heard from.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
...to the Dwarf, Braun Beornsynn.
It might have to be hemmed up a bit, but I'm sure he'll be useing it to soak up spilled/purged beer in no time.
- Flars Larsmundson, son of Lars Flarsmundson
P.S. please note it on your sheet, Randy, it gives +1 to all saves.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
Everyone's character should be 8th level. If Bruce is maintaining your sheet, please make sure that you have given him all of your updates. Otherwise, you will not get an updated character sheet.
There were also some additional information that I shared at the end of last session that not everyone may have heard. Amongst the possessions of Xanesha , the party found a scroll with a lengthy list of names. It was titled “Sihedron Sacrifices” and many names had been crossed out. Some of these names were of folks from Sandpoint, but the majority were people who live in Magnimar—all of them merchants, moneylenders, gamblers, adventurers, and thieves. Crossed out names correspond to murder victims. The most prominent name on the list, was that of Lord-Mayor Haldmeer Grobaras of Magnimar.
When the group went to the Lord-Mayor with the evidence, he faints. After he recovers, he threw a banquet in the party’s honor at his home. At the dinner he rewarded each character with 6,000 GP. We can expand upon these events at the beginning of the next session.
If you want to do some shopping, Magnimar is the place to do it. You have the time and now some funds. I also believe that there is treasure to be divided and/or sold. Bruce has done a bunch of preliminary work but I am not certain that the status of all of the treasure has been determined.
I will try to post a recap of the last session prior to the game on 1/16/10.
Through various means, I have confirmed that Bruce, Brian, Matt Falk, Matt Hampton and Dan can make it. I do not believe that I have heard from Joe or Randy but I may be mistaken. There were 3 votes on the poll (but as it does not show me who voted so I do not know for sure who said yes).