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Role Playing Smogon Pathfinder Society - Destiny of the SANDS—Part 1: A Bitter Bargain March 2 or 4 9:30 GMT+2

Discussion in 'Circus Maximus' started by vonFiedler, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. vonFiedler

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    Worth noting that THIS Wednesday is tentatively still on.
  2. vonFiedler

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    I found this really great survey on the Paizo website. While it is a great exercise I really wonder how much other players would read each response. Since we are a more closer knit community, I think this would work better for us.

    Anyone who answers these 10 questions honestly and thoroughly gets one free reroll when I'm running scenarios. You may complete this survey with multiple characters to get multiple rerolls.

    1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
    2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
    3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
    4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
    5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
    6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
    7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
    8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
    9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
    10. What is your most treasured possession?


    I'll answer with my character later.
  3. Agape

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    Berry answering

    Great idea posting that survey here, Von!
  4. General Spoon

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  5. vonFiedler

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    I'm going to run a game on Saturday the 19th so I need some RSVPs. Buuut this time I'd also like the level of the character you are going to be playing as, so I can figure out which scenario to pick up. This will be an ongoing practice from now on.

    RSVP and Character Level

    Saturday
    Agape
    Lightwolf
    General Spoon
    Maxim

    Also, as you can see Wednesdays are indefinitely canceled. If you want me to host more than once/two weeks, please suggest some dates and times that are not too close to the Saturday. Alternating Saturdays are out for me, which is why I keep the Saturday schedule I do.
  6. Agape

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    RSVPing for 19th with Berry (level 3 by then), willing to play up if everyone agrees.
  7. LightWolf

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    If we have another level 3, I will bring Pullum.
  8. General Spoon

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    RSVPing for said Saturday; I will bring either a level 3 or a level 2, depending on subtiers available. I would prefer to bring a level 3.
  9. Temperantia

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    EDIT: Cancelling RSVP for Saturday

  10. Maxim

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    I should be able to come to the Saturday session. I want to use my level 1 character, but may end up using a level 3 character.
  11. vonFiedler

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    1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
    Pathfinders are hunters of powerful magic relics are they not? There are many boons to being a Pathfinder. Money, fame, clout, power. I require all of these things. The world does not conquer itself.
    2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
    I am named Jitabha Jagannoth Rakdurai, yes, of the clan Rakdurai. These are noble Vudrani names, befitting a noble Vudrani princess.
    3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
    I am heir to the throne of all of Vudra! A nation the size of the very continent of Avistan! Or at least I was. In a short thousand years Vudra has gone from the supreme nation of war to a land of bureaucracy and "self-improvement". As a born natural leader I neglected my tutoring, but the last straw was some filthy rumor about my heritage. Whatever gave them the idea...
    4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
    I am six feet tall as befits a warrior princess. Avistaneans have such light skin and Garundi so dark, I am somewhere in the middle as are all Vudra. I am a dark reddish brown of hair, almost black in certain light. Though I wear chain to protect myself, I cannot let the rabble make any mistake as to my importance from looks alone. Not even in forests, sewers, or deserts. To that end I wear the finest silks (my favorite colors are blue, purple, and salmon), furs, diamonds and other gems, and plenty of gold trim in the style of Vudrani robes. Also I have tiger striped ears. Vudra royalty are the blood of the tiger, and as one destined to extend Vudra's reign it is only natural that I be endowed with this trait.
    5. What do you love?
    I love luxury. When I am not on a mission or plotting, I am usually on vacation with the finest accommodations. I suppose I am just homesick, though nothing compares to the luxury I had there. I also love all of my vassals, I respect their wishes and I will see them rewarded when the day comes that I rule the world.
    6. What do you hate?
    I hate Irori and all of his followers. What a fucking douche. Way to single handedly ruin my country you asshole. We could have taken over the whole world by now, but then Irori becomes a god and he is all peaceful and he just wants people to sit and spin. I hate bureaucracy in all forms, especially when it comes at the expense of the common people underfoot.
    7. Which other Pathfinders do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
    I am still new enough to the Pathfinders in that being shuffled around regularly, I have not come to know any of them as much as I would like. As I recruit vassals, I will look out for their needs as is befitting a leader.
    8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
    I am a paragon of the Vudrani race. I have discarded the trappings of our bureaucratic lifestyle for a the life of a proud warrior as was ancient tradition. Wait, what do you mean Tiefling? Where the fuck did you hear that!?
    9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
    No one will ever know that I am afraid every day. Every day I fear that having been brought low, that is where I will stay. Every day I fear that I will never rule with a strong and righteous hand, and that more of these plebeians will be terrorized by evil or weak rulers. I fear destiny. If there was no destiny, I would surely write the future of this world myself.
    10. What is your most treasured possession?
    I left everything in Vudra and I cannot look back. I treasure people now, and I will not take for granted any who join my cause.
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  12. HD

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    1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
    To get away.
    2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
    Yes.
    3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
    I grew up in Cheliax, in the old capitol of Westcrown. It taught me to respect and work to attain power and strength. My father was an ex-monk, for reasons he didn't even tell me on his deathbed. He trained me, and I grew content in my strength. Fell in love, had two beautiful twins. And then, they were taken from me, because I wasn't strong or powerful enough and it hurt. I started running after that.
    4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
    I'm of average to slightly above average height at 5'9". My pale skin is contrasted against my long, pitch black hair (kept in a simple ponytail), and my eyes are green (my father said they were the same shade as my mother's). I'm fairly well muscular, but I only wear modest wear: a simple shirt and pants to my knees over a plain set of shoes. I rely on meditation in temperature extremes, to become stronger. Or punish myself, I'm not really sure.
    5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
    Booze and a small sapphire pendant from my late husband I carry in my pocket.
    6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
    I hate those who disrespect the dead.
    7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
    The dwarf, Inmissam, is competent enough, if he could ever find the time to hit anything. I don't have much experience with the others.
    8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
    Being human doesn't influence anything. I value strength, and anyone can be strong.
    9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
    I am afraid of staying and really remembering. A tankard of ale alleviates some of that problem.
    10. What is your most treasured possession?
    A small sapphire pendant given to be by my late husband. It is the only thing I have left of them.
  13. LightWolf

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    1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
    As many things I do, it is a mere mean that just offers the fastest way to my goals. Or at least at the beginning it was, now I enjoy the thrill it gives, I have never really felt like this outside of listening to my grandpa's stories.
    2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
    Don't even bother asking about my real name, I threw that away the second I left my family. I am Pullum Inferni and will remain that till death. As for the origin, it's in an Ancient Taldor language, but now I believe the dictionary I used may have had a few mistakes in it...(It's Latin via Google Translate, damn you Google Translate)
    3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
    For growing up in Qadria I was influenced very little by it, hard to be influenced by anything but your mother when she compels you to study... Doesn't help when they never let you leave the mansion...
    4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
    I got fashion pounded deep into my brain, but as with anything what my mother forced on me, I dislike it. But one can't deny it's helpful, well dressed it's easier to accomplish my objectives, and it's not like I can't make them serve other purposes at the same time. Though unless I do need them, I'm fine with hiding behind my rugged cloak, it just feels... it just feels more like me, can't find any other explanation for it. Maybe it's because of my pale skin, I just want to cover myself from the sun, who knows if this is the result of being stuck in a mansion for my childhood or just my blood's work?
    5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
    What a strange word this is, I guess one can say I loved my grandfather, the only family member I don't hate...
    6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
    My family as I had already said, especially my mother. Who raises a child through various mind affecting spells? More recent? BERRY!!!
    7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
    As much as I wish I could rely on no one, that's simply impossible. I'm not warrior to fight foes head on, I'm no thief to stealthily acquire objects, I'm no trained cleric to heal my wounds at reliable rate and so on. But a specific person? None, I just take what I get and manipulate them into helping me. The problem is when I'm given Taldor missions... Because damned Berry is Taldor sided too so I get stuck to work with her on whatever objective. I guess one could call Berry my rival, in some twisted way. Whenever I end up with her I feel compelled to hit my head into a wall a couple of times...
    8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
    What is stereotypical human like in the first place? I have no idea and neither do I really care about it. But whatever it is I am positive I'm as atypical of a human as you can get. Name one who actively searches for their infernal ancestry fueled by thrill, paranoia, hate, curiousness and an oath. Yeah okay you can name me, good job, but that is beside the damned point!
    9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
    Everyone, EVERYONE in our family who ever searched for our ancestry mysteriously vanished along with their closest relatives... NATURALLY I'M AFRAID! I don't know what got them, I have to fear every shadow, every Pathfinder, everyone I ever meet could be out to get me, to an extent I even understand why my mother kicked me out when she found out what I was doing... But paranoia has it's uses, at least I expect most things others might not think about... Oh and every time Berry opens her mouth a chill run downs my spine, does that count?
    10. What is your most treasured possession?
    It's not really an object, but what I treasure the most is my bloodline, I'm not interested in anything material for the sake of wealth and a good life. I wish to become a wealthy noble only for the financial background it provides for the search on my inheritance. Taldor is just another mean for me to reach that quickly...
  14. General Spoon

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    PFS Scenario RSVPs

    As I have no classes on Monday owing to MLK Day, I plan to host a scenario this coming Monday. While the scenario I am hosting is the follow-up to the one I hosted last Saturday, it makes no difference whatsoever whether you played in that one or not.

    I am tentatively planning to start at Noon CST, but if this time is too early for you, please make a note of it in your RSVP. I am very open to altering the starting time based on what you tell me (like, starting way later is fine with me), as I have nothing going on this day. So long as you let me know what time would work for you, I can probably find a time that works for everyone interested.

    RSVPs:
    LightWolf
    HD
    vonFiedler
    Phoenix512
    MrcRanger97
    Aura_Guardian (tentative)

    As of now it looks like we will begin at Noon CST on Monday.

    No more RSVP please.
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    time works, and it's fine by me even if you move it 10 hours later
  16. vonFiedler

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    I rvsp for spoon's thing.
  17. Maxim

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    Tentative in for Spoon's session. Not sure whether I'll bring my pally that I meant to bring last time or just use the Samurai for consistency sakes but I'll be level 1 whatever the case.
  18. Phoenix512

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    I can play on Monday and will bring the character I been playing.
  19. MrcRanger97

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    I will RSVP for the Spoon's thing
    Will be playing this toon for the first time.
    EDIT: Time to answer the survey thingy.
    1. Why are you a Pathfinder?
    I am a Pathfinder because I am constantly running, running from my past, for my life. All that running leaves me little opportunity to settle down and relax, so I keep running.
    2. Do you have a name and surname that is not ripped straight out of existing Earth mythology or popular culture?
    Yes in fact, I do. My name was something my father created for me. I am Tetalos D'Arald, and you should forget you ever heard of me.
    3. Which nation did you grow up in? How did this nation influence you?
    I grew up in the city of Erages, in the nation of Kyonin. Growing up has taught me to accepting, because living in a half-elf settlement in an elven nation, you learn to accept others, because we all needed to stick together. I have also learned how to detest elves.
    4. What do you look like? What are your wearing? How does this vary when you’re stalking through forests, sewers, deserts or in glittering cities?
    I am rather tall, but light. My fashion sense is very simple. I usually where my cloak and hide in the hood so people cant see my heritage and feel pity, I hate pity. I usually adjust to different environments as needed.
    5. What do you love? (Treasure and experience doesn’t count)
    I love knowledge, I can not get enough of learning new things. The only other thing I love is my familiar.
    6. What do you hate? (Unclear and irritating darkness level rules don’t count)
    I hate pity. Pity for my mixed heritage. I also have a strong dislike of the haughty elven overlords that rule Kyonin.
    7. Which other Pathfinders (PCs) do you rely on for teamwork, survival and butt-kicking? Do you have a bro? a mentor? a father figure? maybe a rival?
    I have no one I can count on for support. I am used to working alone. But even I need help sometimes. I have no family left, not any that would care for me anyways...
    8. How does your race influence your views? Are you a stereotype of a certain race? How are you different from most humans/elves/gnomes/orcs/tengu?
    As a Half-Elf, I will never live up to expectations my Elven teachers put on me, and I will always be frowned upon by humans for my mixed blood. I do not know if this is stereotypical for my race, for I grew up among other Half-Elfs who knew of my suffering. I relate most well with other Half-Elves, only they know of my pain.
    9. What are you afraid of? Do you have any phobias or worries?
    I am afraid of snakes. I really dislike snakes.
    10. What is your most treasured possession?
    My most treasured possession is my spellbook. It is the only thing I have left to remember my master by, The one elf who thought I was an actual person, and not a despicable half-blooded creature. He gave me my spellbook while I was training with him, and I have kept it ever since.
  20. Agape

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    Hmm, with this many players perhaps we should consider hosting two overlapping sessions sometime instead of having 7-player tables with not everybody interested even getting in... (I could test that some Saturday if there were over 7 RSVPers)
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    Well, I see six now. But sooner than later we'll need GMs on backup who can take over a group of 4 if we get 8 players.
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    Shards of Ice Part 2: Exiles of Winter

    Irrelevant stuff (open)
    I just read the #flamel logs; I didn't have Harmless Performer because I multiclassed fighter and thus didn't get a third Bard level :P


    I will be hosting Shards of Ice Part 2: Exiles of Winter this Saturday (26th) starting between 10 and 11 PM GMT+2, that is, the time Von's scenarios usually start but with one hour of leeway for me to arrive (+10/11 hours from this timestamp). This is because I'll be very busy that day and can't be sure if I'll make it to ten.

    For the day choice (Saturday): I know it's been implied that sessions being held every Saturday is awkward, but Saturdays are the only times I'm able to hold a full-length scenario (maybe Fridays but CoT is usually on Fridays). I could move the scenario forward by a week but then it'd overlap Von's next scheduled scenario, I think.

    If you want me to move it, tell me so here or in #flamel. The Scenario will be subtier 1-2 unless you want to play up in which case it will be subtier 4-5 (actually little easier than the scenario held last Saturday).

    Sign-ups:
    General Spoon
    vonFiedler
    Aura Guardian
    Phoenix512
    Lightwolf (pretty sure)
    HD
  23. General Spoon

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    RSVPing for Saturday.
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    I can bring Cortus or Jitabha. If its really easier than the last 3-4 (and it is season 2 so probably) I say we play up and get rich.
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    RSVPing, but I only have two level 1s, if we play up, would one scale up to lvl 2 be sufficient? (I'd rather not play up, though)

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