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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2013, 11:02:45 pm »
does the ghat's Burning Blood apply to ranged attacks that are also piercing? and distance limits?

Any bludgeoning or piercing melee attack does the trick.  It's not clear, so I'm going to say that reach weapons won't do the job.
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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2013, 11:04:36 pm »
As a non D&D player, this is still a very interesting read. I don't get all of the lingo but I think I have the general idea, and it seems like a great scenario.

Thanks.  I just spent 2 hours writing chapter one, which details what the party experiences in town when they arrive, allowing questioning of townsfolk, etc...And the burning ghats, if the party is foolish enough to venture outside after dark.

Chapter two is the dwarven cage and warner manner, which may be approached in the order desired by the party.

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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 09:28:22 am »
very cool.  I blame forim wonky for hiding this from me.

Also there aren't forbidden schools in Pathfinder. They are opposed schools, which take two spell slots t9 prepare, and the dc ia higher to indentify nagics of that school.

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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2013, 03:22:41 pm »
very cool.  I blame forim wonky for hiding this from me.

Also there aren't forbidden schools in Pathfinder. They are opposed schools, which take two spell slots t9 prepare, and the dc ia higher to indentify nagics of that school.

Yes.  I know.

(Equally pedantic:  Yes there are.  The Thassilonian Adept archetype has proper forbidden schools.)
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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2013, 07:00:25 pm »
very cool.  I blame forim wonky for hiding this from me.

Also there aren't forbidden schools in Pathfinder. They are opposed schools, which take two spell slots t9 prepare, and the dc ia higher to indentify nagics of that school.

Yes.  I know.

(Equally pedantic:  Yes there are.  The Thassilonian Adept archetype has proper forbidden schools.)

I know you know. :argh!:

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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 09:57:37 pm »
Bump.
So years later, I'm finally getting around to GMing a game. The town I'm writing up is for a homebrew setting of mine, with custom races, gods, etc., but I think I should post it here anyway for critiquing purposes. The campaign(and possibly the setting) is called Fiends of the Heathen Key, and it's(very loosely) based on the Byzantine Empire. I'm starting it off at level 1, but I want to lay groundwork for future higher-level adventures set in the same locale. Right now I'm done giving the place stats and I'm in the process of writing its history. I'm going for a grimdark feel, but trying not to rob my players of fun in the process.

Roivos
A fishing and trade town on the northern coast of the Eonates. For the most part, it consists of a large, shallow bay, but the land rises to the west, dropping off sharply into a limestone cliff and shading the waters to the west of the town. The rest of the town is hot, humid, noisy, and bright by day and night alike, and the stink of dead fish is masked only by the sting of salt, the smell of good food, and the various fragrant wares of merchants. The overcrowded cyan shallows are webbed with ramshackle docks, and somehow, amid the frantic roil of daily activity, fishermen and merchants are able to function in relative harmony. Still, it's a port town like any other, and rumor has it that you can find anything you're looking for in a town like this, for the right price...
Alignment: CN
Type: Large Town(2,001-5,000)
Government: Secret Syndicate
Corruption: 2 Crime: 4 Economy: 3 Law: -6 Lore: 1 Society: -1
Danger: 15 Base Value: 3,200gp Purchase Limit: 20,000gp Spellcasting: 5th
Qualities: Notorious, Prosperous, Rumormongering Citizens

Known History:
Towns like Roivos have been around since the beginning of history. People gather where the fishing is good, deplete their stocks, and return generations later, ignorant of their predecessors' mistakes. Roivos is only the latest in a long line of fishing towns built on the same foundations. However, Roivos has found a foothold this time around as a minor hub of trade, and merchants freely mingle with the fishermen. This iteration was founded in 3P 78, but you could hardly call it a founding. A survey team was doing some mapping, they found some rotted old shelters, and the fishing stocks were good. Within the decade, it was a functioning settlement, and it's flourished in the centuries since. But with success comes corruption and vice, and rumours circulate that Roivos is home to a thriving criminal underbelly.
This year, 3P 815, a new kephale has been appointed following the mysterious disappearance of his predecessor. The kephale, Theophilus Ignatius Mauricius Florian Honoratus, appears well-intentioned, but young and naive.

Secret History:
Roivos, like many other coastal fishing towns, was once a place of worship for the old sea god Cthogan. In the Third Great Purge, Cthogan was erased with the rest of the pagan gods, but its memory remains. Over the eons, coastal villagers have lived and died at the whims of the ancient colossus, and the Purge brought an end to the old cycle. This is why Roivos has remained when so many of its predecessors have come and gone.

When the surveyors found the remnants of the previous village, there were still some holy symbols and various other minor trinkets lying around. A member of the team, Zeno Pelagius Symeon, brought back one of these trinkets as a keepsake, but it proved to be in incredibly bad judgment. The Third Purge was still in fairly recent memory, and the Ecclesiarchy was in a heretic-burning frenzy. They learned of his souvenir, took him in for questioning, and tortured him to death, dumping his body in the sea. Years later, he washed ashore in the very bay he'd helped discover, face to face with a symbol of Cthogan. His eyes opened, ruined by the saltwater, and he realized that the mad god of the sea had granted him an awful gift: The gift of a second life. Ever since, he's been dwelling in the sea caves under Roivos, driven half-mad by his own undead existence and plotting his revenge on the Ecclesiarchy.

Zeno isn't alone, however. Cthogan's been pulling strings in high places, and there's been an unusual number of freak births in Roivos. The Innocents, undersized half-dead progeny of the cursed, are typically thrown in the sea when their parents discover their nature... and they wash right up in the caves with Zeno. He's become something of a twisted father figure to these creatures, and he regards them with genuine affection. He mourns for their deaths, and with each one to pass on, he curses his immortal fate again. Occasionally, he plays at being a fortune teller in town, but he knows that he can't afford to be seen for the immortal he is. Luckily for Zeno, his adopted kin are just as small as children, and he can maintain the appearance of a line of succession by employing them as apprentices. In this fashion, he's manipulated events in Roivos, slowly corrupting it into a hotbed of criminal activity. Today, Roivos is functionally ruled by an uneasy network of perpetually feuding gangs.
(I'll expand on this later)
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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2015, 02:46:33 am »
Well, it turns out I'm pretty bad at this method. I can't do the steps in order, because if I just concentrate on one thing at a time I get major writer's block. This is the third week in a row after "starting" the campaign that I haven't had anything to present to the players; I was able to hold off the inevitable with a pure-RP "prologue" session, but I know it's going nowhere at this rate. I think I'm gonna have to devise my own way of doing things.
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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2015, 04:22:44 pm »
Well, it turns out I'm pretty bad at this method. I can't do the steps in order, because if I just concentrate on one thing at a time I get major writer's block. This is the third week in a row after "starting" the campaign that I haven't had anything to present to the players; I was able to hold off the inevitable with a pure-RP "prologue" session, but I know it's going nowhere at this rate. I think I'm gonna have to devise my own way of doing things.

Look, when in doubt, throw shit at the party.  A horde of goblins, something.  Then find a way to tie them into the plot later.

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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2015, 08:35:55 pm »
It was good enough for JK Rowling, so it's good enough for you.

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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2015, 04:42:01 am »
Oh well. At least they like my foul-mouthed inquisitor of an NPC. Anyway, I work this week on the day of the session, so I guess I'm off the hook for another 7 days. I'd better get my shit together.
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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2015, 08:46:02 pm »
My players have accused me of not writing plot so much as continually giving them opportunities to fuck up, until they do, and then throwing rocks at them.

There may be some truth to that.
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Re: Roger and Prez Televisions's Plot Hole
« Reply #26 on: February 02, 2015, 01:24:34 am »
My players have accused me of not writing plot so much as continually giving them opportunities to fuck up, until they do, and then throwing rocks at them.

There may be some truth to that.

I've had times where I didn't have time - or forgot - to write stuff up.

That's when encounter tables and "A Portable Hole Full of Beer" come in handy.