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hawkwind
August 15th, 2013, 08:20
Pathfinder Society Scenario #501: The Glass River Rescue (PFRPG) Wed, Aug 28th
08:00 PM BST

A Pathfinder Society Scenario for characters of 1st to 5th level (Tier 15).

A Pathfinder leading a diplomatic envoy from the dwarven holds of the Five Kings Mountains has gone missing, and the balance of power in a time of war hangs on her rescue. The Pathfinder Society's divinations indicate the agent was waylaid in the theocratic nation of Razmiran, when one of her escorted diplomats failed to pay a requested tithe. Now it falls to the party to enter Razmiran, locate the missing Pathfinder and the dwarven diplomats, and escape with their lives.


calendar link




https://www.fantasygrounds.com/calendar/index.xcp?id=1064


to be run over two sessions on consecquitive wednesdays

Skellan
August 15th, 2013, 09:13
Hi Hawkwind

I am up for this. I am waiting on a chronicle sheet for Norbur but will post it here soon for you

RobG
August 15th, 2013, 09:39
Cool, I've applied using Pyro my first level Sorcerer but can run a 2nd level Paladin or 4th level Monk if it fits in better with the group. I'll post my files once a few more sign up.

hawkwind
August 15th, 2013, 12:12
Hi Hawkwind

I am up for this. I am waiting on a chronicle sheet for Norbur but will post it here soon for you

good to have you on board Skellan, its been a while

Harbinger
August 15th, 2013, 14:50
I applied with Kranoc 1st level Barbarian, but I could run 4th level Monk instead if wanted.

Skellan
August 15th, 2013, 15:16
I have an idea for a 1st level cleric I want to play, so I can play this if we are playing a lower tier

JerryRig
August 15th, 2013, 18:13
I enrolled Baru the Rogue (Level 1).

Nickademus
August 15th, 2013, 19:43
My sheets for Hakeem:

4661

Killian
August 15th, 2013, 20:29
I'm up for this Mr "I may not run next week but really want that 2nd GM star" :P I see you have 6 though so I guess I'm alternate.

Looks like a lower level tier I have an elven druid who's level 2 or I got a couple of level one's. Need to reorganize my files so can probably submit a final person by the weekend

Syndrome
August 15th, 2013, 21:02
well i dont know how far the levels are allowed to be spread out but i have a level 3 monk or i can make a level 1 something or nother lol... and im good being a double secret back up

ShaneConvey
August 15th, 2013, 22:04
Hey all, looking forward to the game, I have a 1st level fighter who specialises in ranged attacks
But can also fight toe-2-toe if need be.

I have an introduction post in the tavern if you want to know more about me :)

Cheers

Shane

hawkwind
August 15th, 2013, 22:40
I have accepted seven players on the basis of one is bound to drop out and I have prioritised people who have posted in this thread. However I can think of at least two other players who haven't got around to signing up yet so I think there is the demand for some else gm'ing this adventure. I don't know why this adventure is being so popular, must be gencon plus a new season, it certainly isn't my rather casual gm'ing style so if any one else could run this adventure as well as me it would be appreciated as I hate turning players away

Trenloe
August 16th, 2013, 03:35
I'm thinking of running this on our first regular PFS night. It depends on if I like it when I play it tomorrow.

Harbinger
August 16th, 2013, 03:58
Here is Kranoc files.

RobG
August 16th, 2013, 08:37
Here's Pyro.

Pyro is somewhat un-hinged gnome who revels is setting things on fire. He has a bad reputation and is rather intimidating despite his diminutive size.

Various fireworks poke out of his backpack.

It's not exactly clear how he managed to get admitted to the society.

If we have no healers I'll get a Wand of Infernal Healing for 2pp before we start, otherwise it'll be a wand of Magic Missile.

Nickademus
August 16th, 2013, 12:17
If we have no healers I'll get a Wand of Infernal Healing for 2pp before we start, otherwise it'll be a wand of Magic Missile.

Hakeem isn't a healer, but he has a wand of cure light that he can use out of combat. Would be best if you didn't try to use infernal healing on him though.

Killian
August 16th, 2013, 16:21
Ok, so after a little tweaking and making sure it's legal if someone drops out I'll be bringing Zohariel: Lightning mad, split personality, one trick pony sorceress!

.xml's for her and familiar are above as well as latest chronicle sheet.

hawkwind
August 16th, 2013, 16:57
I can legally run with seven if I have to, prefer not to but I hate to turn people away

hawkwind
August 16th, 2013, 17:17
here is my first attempt at a fillable chronicle sheet, hopefully Trenloe or some one will do a better one by the time the adventure is run

also remember that a inventory sheet has to be used on this adventure. You can get a fillable copy from the Paizo site

RobG
August 16th, 2013, 17:37
Ok, so after a little tweaking and making sure it's legal if someone drops out I'll be bringing Zohariel: Lightning mad, split personality, one trick pony sorceress!

.xml's for her and familiar are above as well as latest chronicle sheet.

Cool now we have fire and lightning, job done.

Be interesting to see how Pyro and Zohariel get along :-)

Syndrome
August 16th, 2013, 22:57
so im not sure how this whole thing works is it acceptable for me to use my level 3 in this or should i work up another level 1?

Nickademus
August 17th, 2013, 00:36
Unless something changed in the last guide, a level 1-5 adventure, being played at sub-tier 1-2 allows up to a level 3 to play. (You can play up to 1 level outside the sub-tier.) Have been out of GMing Society for awhile so it might have changed.

hawkwind
August 17th, 2013, 06:18
It has changed for season five

is all down to average party level as long as every one is level range for the scenario which is one to five


Starting with Season 4, scenarios are designed for six
characters and contain instructions on how to adjust the
scenario for four-character parties. When the APL of a table
is between two subtiers (like APL 3 for a Tier 15 scenario),
a party of four characters must play the lower tier without
any adjustments for party size. A party of five to seven
characters whose APL is between two subtiers must play
the higher tier with the four-character adjustment.


the other big change is how gold is awarded for playing up or down. Basically if you are playing out of tier you get the average of the lower and higher level gold reward which I imagine we'll be a disincentive to level four or five characters playing with a bunch of level one or two characters.

Trenloe
August 17th, 2013, 06:41
Unless something changed in the last guide, a level 1-5 adventure, being played at sub-tier 1-2 allows up to a level 3 to play. (You can play up to 1 level outside the sub-tier.) Have been out of GMing Society for awhile so it might have changed.
This is a common misconception - you *cannot* play a PC that is outside of the tier range for the scenario. The tier is the complete level range of the adventure, in this case 1-5. So, you can play a PC any level in the range 1-5. The subtier that will be played is based off the APL as hawkwind lists above. You cannot play a PC that is even 1 level outside of the tier range. But you can, for example, play a level 5 PC in a subtier 1-2 session for a tier 1-5 scenario.

There are additional rules if the scenario has more than 2 subtiers. Then you cannot play a character that is more than 1 subtier away from the subtier being played (based off the APL calculation).

You may be getting confused with the sanctioned module rules where you can only play 1 level outside of the level of the sanctioned module - a module always has a single level rating. Therefore, if the sanctioned module was for level 5, for example, only PCs of levels 4-6 could play.

None of the above rules are new to season 5 - they have been there for at least one season, probably more.

Nickademus
August 17th, 2013, 20:35
My information comes from Season 3, when I started GMing Society. I'm a bit shocked after all the complaining (at the time) about overpowered characters that they'd open up the sub-tiers to characters of such vast level difference. I would think even a single lvl 5 in a party of lvl 1's (most likely sub-tier 1-2) would just plow through the quest and sap the fun out of the game. I'd have to see this in action...

Skellan
August 17th, 2013, 20:50
True. It rarely happens though as the rewards for a level 5 playing tier 1-2 suck.

Trenloe
August 17th, 2013, 23:16
My information comes from Season 3, when I started GMing Society. I'm a bit shocked after all the complaining (at the time) about overpowered characters that they'd open up the sub-tiers to characters of such vast level difference. I would think even a single lvl 5 in a party of lvl 1's (most likely sub-tier 1-2) would just plow through the quest and sap the fun out of the game. I'd have to see this in action...
This has actually been the case from at least the beginning of season 3, probably earlier than that. From the season 3 guide (august 2011):

Tiers are a level restriction for play. If your PC’s level does not fall within the level range of a scenario’s tier, that character can not legally play in that scenario. For example, a 5th-level PC is legal for play in scenarios of Tiers 1–5, 3–7, and 5–9; a 1st-level PC can only legally play in a Tier 1 or Tier 1–5 scenario. Within each tier, PCs should play in the the subtier in which they fall whenever possible, but may be allowed to play up or down under certain circumstances, based on the average party level at the table, as outlined below
As I mentioned it is a common misconception that there is a +1 level limit, this seems to come from a misunderstanding of the sanctioned module level rules, not the PFS scenario subtiers.

Nickademus
August 18th, 2013, 01:41
I don't know then. I blame my VC as he is the one that showed me how to GM in Society. I might mention it to him next time I see him to see if he is still doing the +1 sub-tier range.

At any rate, a level 3 in a group of level 1's has never been a problem in my experience, so you should be fine Syndrome.

Syndrome
August 18th, 2013, 02:08
cool thanks for the break down :P

Skellan
August 18th, 2013, 03:07
I will make that cleric. lvl 4 at tier is too much difference for me.

JerryRig
August 18th, 2013, 04:32
4694

Harbinger
August 21st, 2013, 19:23
what is the server info and TS we are using?

Syndrome
August 21st, 2013, 20:25
4746
4745
there is my char and last chronicle

hawkwind
August 22nd, 2013, 09:19
what is the server info and TS we are using?

the same as the last game you played in, i'll update the calendar with the details

ShaneConvey
August 22nd, 2013, 23:46
Wondering if someone can point me in the right direction or provide a direct link...? I cant, for the life of me, find the Character converter program to download. I have found the thread but there is no file to download from it. I have my xml file ready to input.

thanks in advance

Shane

Skellan
August 23rd, 2013, 01:18
Hi, I am not sure what you mean, sorry. Are you trying to import an xml character file into fg?

Skellan
August 23rd, 2013, 01:24
Just looked at the calendar and there's heaps of interest in this game, so I will bow out and let someone else play. This module is being run at a con I am goingto , so I will play it there instead. Thanks though :)

Trenloe
August 23rd, 2013, 02:57
Wondering if someone can point me in the right direction or provide a direct link...? I cant, for the life of me, find the Character converter program to download. I have found the thread but there is no file to download from it. I have my xml file ready to input.
It should be installed automatically, but there may not be a shortcut to it. Open Windows Explorer and go to: <FG App data directory>\utilities. Run CharacterConverter.exe.

Find the <FG App data directory> from Windows Start -> All Programs -> Fantasy Grounds II -> Application Data Folder.

If you're running Windows 8, hit the Windows key and start typing "character" after the first 3 or 4 characters you should see an app FG Char Converter.

Skellan
August 23rd, 2013, 07:15
Haha, thanks Trenloe. I would probably have ended up suggesting he turn it off and on again and then got stuck myself :)

ShaneConvey
August 23rd, 2013, 10:50
Thanks guys, will get onto that tonight :)

hawkwind
August 24th, 2013, 11:54
jerry g do you have a chronicle sheet?

hawkwind
August 25th, 2013, 10:51
what is the server info and TS we are using?

team speak server voice.fg-con.com

FG server alias Smelly gate scrawny monk

hawkwind
August 27th, 2013, 21:33
still not had Shane's xml and chronicle sheet

ShaneConvey
August 28th, 2013, 00:23
Probably have to count me out for tomorrow, child no.2 was delivered tonight and I will no doubt be at the hospital tomorrow, count me in for the next one though

lachancery
August 28th, 2013, 00:45
Probably have to count me out for tomorrow, child no.2 was delivered tonight and I will no doubt be at the hospital tomorrow, count me in for the next one though
Congratulations!! A new child is such a fantastic experience!

Nickademus
August 28th, 2013, 00:50
Congratulations!! A new child is such a fantastic experience!

Yes! Now you won't know which one did it!

Just kidding. Grats on the new addition. Definitely better than playing some ol' scenario. Don't forget the cigar.

Syndrome
August 28th, 2013, 01:01
4870
sorry heres my most recent chronicle sheet now

JerryRig
August 28th, 2013, 04:42
4871

hawkwind
August 28th, 2013, 07:59
Probably have to count me out for tomorrow, child no.2 was delivered tonight and I will no doubt be at the hospital tomorrow, count me in for the next one though
congratulations, you may find yourself taking a bigger break than one game, I stopped gamimg in all forms for at least 6 months with both my kids!

ShaneConvey
August 28th, 2013, 08:19
Thanks all :). I intend to carry on playing as its a few hours in the confines of my home but will have to wait and see. I may end up making it tonight if they keep her in and I end up coming home... Will have to wait and see...

hawkwind
August 28th, 2013, 12:22
Thanks all :). I intend to carry on playing as its a few hours in the confines of my home but will have to wait and see. I may end up making it tonight if they keep her in and I end up coming home... Will have to wait and see...
don't forget your xml file and Chronicle sheet

Skellan
August 28th, 2013, 15:46
Orin asked me to send his xml and chronicle as he is at the hospital, so here it is:

Killian
August 28th, 2013, 16:06
Probably have to count me out for tomorrow, child no.2 was delivered tonight and I will no doubt be at the hospital tomorrow, count me in for the next one though

Congrats! Hope mother and baby are well :)

hawkwind
August 28th, 2013, 17:43
server is up and a big thanks for Skellan

Syndrome
August 28th, 2013, 19:30
im actually gonna have to pull out of this one had some things come up... sorry

hawkwind
August 28th, 2013, 19:50
ok mate no problem

hawkwind
August 28th, 2013, 19:51
oops looks like fatherhood has got the better of Shane tonight so he [email protected] be making it

hawkwind
August 29th, 2013, 08:19
thats to the four players who turned up, great session, good role playing though the combats could of been more of a challenge for you all. Same time next week guys to find out what lurks under the bathtub!

RobG
August 29th, 2013, 09:21
Yeah it was a great session. A lot easier when everyone knows their way around Fantasy Grounds. I definitely prefer small groups.

hawkwind
August 29th, 2013, 12:05
I don't know about that, i think we all learned a few things from Nickademus

Nickademus
August 29th, 2013, 18:51
Aw, you're making me blush....

I'm actually quite new to FG. I just have a voracious curiosity for programs (a.k.a. toys) and want to understand things well for when I start running here in a month or two.

.... this is going to be the longest bath Hakeem has ever taken. Grr, want to play now...

hawkwind
September 4th, 2013, 07:39
Bath time is at 8pm BST tonight, I'll get the server up a hour or two before

RobG
September 4th, 2013, 09:11
w00t!

Harbinger
September 4th, 2013, 12:38
where is my rubber duckie? He is my friend.

lachancery
September 4th, 2013, 15:13
where is my rubber duckie? He is my friend.
In the tub, having fun.

hawkwind
September 4th, 2013, 16:44
baths ready! mind the soap!

Harbinger
September 4th, 2013, 17:51
yehaaw!

hawkwind
September 4th, 2013, 22:00
Thanks for the game guys and thanks for not burning down the Inn! I will do the sheets on friday afternoon

hawkwind
September 6th, 2013, 17:51
chronicle sheets, first draft, check for errors and add your expenditure and repost them please for my signature

Killian
September 6th, 2013, 19:37
Looking good, added in some details about previous chronicles and my purchases.

hawkwind
September 6th, 2013, 21:16
Looking good, added in some details about previous chronicles and my purchases. here you are then

Nickademus
September 7th, 2013, 04:41
Changed some of the important info. No clue where that PF number came from. Also added my purchases (don't know what my Day Job roll was so don't know how much gold that is supposed to be).

4983

hawkwind
September 7th, 2013, 07:07
Sorry about that don't forget to do your equipment sheet

hawkwind
September 7th, 2013, 08:05
Now corrected for job roll

Harbinger
September 7th, 2013, 08:25
Kranoc's looks good. Thanks

hawkwind
September 7th, 2013, 10:12
no purchases?

Harbinger
September 7th, 2013, 13:13
no purchases.

RobG
September 7th, 2013, 16:54
Here's Pyro's, he got a few items.

hawkwind
September 9th, 2013, 20:20
last two chronicles plus reported to Paizo

RobG
September 10th, 2013, 13:32
Thanks :-)
Seems you haven't initialed all them G.M initial boxes. Not really complaining, just letting you know ;-)