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The Scales of Justice Are Blind…

… to the teaching schedules of afterschool-program grandmasters. The judge couldn’t care less about your character sheets being updated, your adventures, or whether you have cookies to eat. O the vicissitudes of being a lawyer while also running an afterschool program.

As compensation, Tabletop RPG (“The Guild”) will be Wednesday 4/19 and Thursday 4/20 this week. Mark your calendars!

And as an aside, this will be the last week I will be in my thirties. I turn 40 on Friday! Presents and well-wishes will NOT be rejected.

-Your Dutiful Grandmaster

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2017 in Announcements

 

Who wants to run a Pathfinder solo adventure?

I think there might be some interest in these “One-on-One” adventures: adventures where someone GMs ONE player. (I’m guessing that some of these are also compatible with two players, too.) So if you have a friend or two that you want to play your own game with, you might want to look into this.

If you decide to run this in the Guild, you of course would get full GMing XP for running a published adventure. Like most things I recommend, these are pretty awesome 🙂

Here is a list of the one-on-one adventures that I currently have:

1 on 1 Adventures #1: Gambler’s Quest
1 on 1 Adventures #2: The Star of Olindor
1 on 1 Adventures #3: The Forbidden Hills
1 on 1 Adventures #4: The Sixth Cavalier
1 on 1 Adventures #5: Vale of the Sepulcher
1 on 1 Adventures #6: The Shroud of Olindor
1 on 1 Adventures #6.66: The Pleasure Prison of the B’thuvian Demon Whore
1 on 1 Adventures #7: Eyes of the Dragon
1 on 1 Adventures #8: Blood Brothers
1 on 1 Adventures #9: Legacy of Darkness
1 on 1 Adventures #10: Vengeance of Olindor

-The Grandmaster

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Announcements

 

New info released on STARFINDER RPG

I will continue to share info coming from Paizo about the upcoming Starfinder RPG that will be released this August. It is very likely that we will incorporate it into The Guild, though I can’t make promises until I see the final product!

-Grandmaster

Starfinder Society begins this August! The Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild kicks off at Gen Con 50 with the premiere of 3 new scenarios, 1 pre-gen character special, and 1 quest pack. Mark your calendar for an unforgettable experience and join us in the Sagamore Ballroom on Thursday, August 17th for your first chance to play as a Starfinder Society operative! For more info, check out the official Starfinder Society announcement.

The Starfinder world is massive. Ships, space stations, mysterious planets, and oh so many aliens! A full compliment of space creatures and races roaming the world of Starfinder will be found in the newly-announced Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Alien Archive, releasing this October. Do you want even more weird and exciting aliens to encounter in your campaign? The Alien Archive will also feature a system for building your own weird alien friends and foes. Catch up on the whole lineup of Starfinder products now available for preorder.

Plus, this week a compliment of the Paizo crew have been at the GAMA Trade Show, showing off new and exciting projects to the gaming industry, including officially licensed Starfinder miniatures in partnership with Ninja Division and a preview of Starfinder’s all-new core race, the vesk.

Stay sharp! More news will be making its way to the Paizo blog as August approaches. And if you’re headed to Gen Con, stop by the Paizo booth and the Sagamore Ballroom to join us in celebration of the launch of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game!

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2017 in Announcements

 

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Games for Afterschool “Gaming Club” this Friday!

Because I had to cancel a couple Tabletop RPG classes recently, I will be doing makeup days by holding the occasional Friday “Gaming Club”!

This Friday, Feb. 10, I’d like to introduce students to certain board games that I have. (People are also welcome to bring games of their own!)
If you can prove to me that you watched one of these videos, you will get priority in being able to play that game!  (It helps a lot if one person is already familiar with the game)

Mage Knight

You’re wizard-warriors who need to conquer cities, and you are competing with other players. This is notoriously hard and takes a while to learn, but if you like challenging games it’s ooohh so fun!

Catan

Very famous, popular and fun strategy game! You are competing with others to build settlements to use the resources of the island Catan. I also have the 6-player version.

Descent

This is similar to Pathfinder/D&D in that you are members of a party and go on a quest fighting monsters, but it is more pre-set, and you gain skills over time via cards.

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

A CARD game where you go on an ADVENTURE together? How does that work? Believe it or not it works, and your characters also get stronger and stronger between adventures. It’s got deckbuilding and leveling up. Sehr gut.

Chess

This popular game simulates a battle between medieval kings and their armies. Simple rules, hard to master! 😀

chess

 
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Posted by on February 7, 2017 in Announcements

 

Premium Items Updated!

treasureThe “Available Items” page has been updated!

In the Guild, expensive Pathfinder items are not automatically available. Every month, the “Available Items” change. Remember that in a Large City,  everything 8000gp or less has a 75% chance of being available.

Minor Items

[8,400 gp] +2 composite longbow [no light or external clues]
[8,302 gp] +2 kerambit [no light or external clues]
[8,300 gp] +1 jurist sling [no light or external clues]
[8,308 gp] +1 throwing light flail [no light or external clues]
[8,300 gp] +2 sling [no light or external clues]
[8,305 gp] +1 mighty cleaving fighting fan [no light or external clues]
[8,312 gp] +2 warhammer [no light or external clues]
[8,335 gp] +1 distance light crossbow [no light or external clues]
[8,305 gp] +2 greatclub [no light or external clues]
[8,315 gp] +2 longsword [no light or external clues]
[8,375 gp] +1 seeking composite shortbow [no light or external clues]
[8,312 gp] +1 huntsman warhammer [no light or external clues]

Medium Items

[15,000 gp] gloves of dueling [no external clues]
[12,000 gp] scatterlight suit (prismatic)
[13,000 gp] sonic pistol
[8,800 gp] staff of tricks [no external clues]
[17,600 gp] staff of charming [clue indicates function]
[18,000 gp] ring of spell storing (minor) [no external clues]
[11,250 gp] wand of fireball (CL 5)

Major Items

[28,500 gp] ring of the ecclesiarch [clue indicates function]
[32,800 gp] staff of souls [clue indicates function]
[32,400 gp] +2 holy composite longbow [no light or external clues]
[64,000 gp] belt of physical perfection (+4) [no external clues]
[121,500 gp] rod of metamagic, echoing (greater) [no external clues]
[50,000 gp] ring of protection (+5) [clue indicates function]
[72,000 gp] wirejack tendons (mark III)
[151,250 gp] cortex gun (mark V)
[90,000 gp] hologram generator (prismatic)

The above reflects what is available in a large city in Pathfinder RPG (10,000 to 25,000 people). In addition, it includes technological items according to the following system:

Tech weapons: every month roll d24 to determine a random tech weapon above 8000gp
Tech armor: every month roll d10 to determine a random tech armor above 8000gp
Cybertech: every month roll d15 to determine random cybertech item above 8000gp
Gear (implants, medical devices, and nanotech), every month roll d21 to determine random item above 8000gp
Gear (other tools and accessories), every month roll d27 to determine random item above 8000gp

 
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Posted by on January 5, 2017 in Announcements

 

Available PREMIUM Items for Pathfinder RPG in the Guild!

treasureThe “Available Items” page has been updated!

Every month, the “Available Items” change. Remember that in a Large City,  everything 8000gp or less has a 75% chance of being available.

Minor Items

[8,310 gp] +2 battleaxe [no light or external clues]
[8,315 gp] +2 scimitar [sheds light]
[8,301 gp] +1 cunning shortspear [no light or external clues]
[8,320 gp] +2 gnome hooked hammer [sheds light]
[8,310 gp] +2 shortsword [no light or external clues]
[8,302 gp] +1 bane [outsiders [air]] blowgun [sheds light]
[8,375 gp] +2 longbow [no light or external clues]
[8,300 gp] +1 frost sling [sheds light]
[8,335 gp] +1 merciful light crossbow [clue indicates function]
[8,300 gp] +1 distance sling [sheds light]

Medium Items

[12,250 gp] rod of metamagic, merciful (greater) [no external clues]
[8,600 gp] ring of the ram [clue indicates function]
[11,250 gp] wand of hostile levitation (CL 5)
[18,000 gp] rod of nettles [no external clues]
[17,000 gp] broom of flying [no external clues]
[15,170 gp] tempest shield
[71,000 gp] wand of reincarnate (CL 7)
[11,250 gp] wand of archon’s aura (CL 5)
[18,305 gp] lash of the howler [sheds light]
[12,000 gp] scatterlight suit (prismatic)

Major Items

[75,500 gp] rod of metamagic, quicken (normal) [no external clues]
[9,180 gp] +3 tower shield
[40,000 gp] cauldron of flying [no external clues]
[72,000 gp] wings of the gargoyle [no external clues]
[98,375 gp] +4 speed composite shortbow [no light or external clues]
[25,175 gp] +4 warding studded leather armor
[95,000 gp] gravity pistol
[32,000 gp] wirejack tendons (mark II)

The above reflects what is available in a large city in Pathfinder RPG (10,000 to 25,000 people). In addition, it includes technological items according to the following system:

Tech weapons: every month roll d24 to determine a random tech weapon above 8000gp
Tech armor: every month roll d10 to determine a random tech armor above 8000gp
Cybertech: every month roll d15 to determine random cybertech item above 8000gp
Gear (implants, medical devices, and nanotech), every month roll d21 to determine random item above 8000gp
Gear (other tools and accessories), every month roll d27 to determine random item above 8000gp

 
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Posted by on December 18, 2016 in Announcements

 

New preview of Starfinder RPG!

starfinder2Starfinder RPG brings heroic space fantasy to tabletops in 2017. Here is an extensive interview by Game Informer with James Sutter, Starfinder RPG’s creative director!

The tabletop role-playing world has seen tremendous growth and expansion in recent years, as new creative voices and innovative settings have gained steam. One of the most popular games on the scene is Pathfinder; Paizo’s evolution beyond Dungeons & Dragons’ 3.5 edition has been a mainstay of the RPG gaming landscape for years now. After years of shaping and growing Pathfinder, Paizo is releasing a brand-new RPG in 2017; Starfinder exists in the same universe as Pathfinder, but the setting leaps forward thousands of years, and presents a universe where technology and magic live side-by-side, and brave adventurers chart the paths between planets. 

I had a chance for an extensive conversation with Starfinder’s creative director, James Sutter, who filled me in on the ambitious plans for the game and setting. We covered a wealth of topics, and as a fan of Paizo’s work myself, I know that other enthusiasts are eager to hear every tidbit they can about this upcoming project. With that in mind, I’m sharing the entirety of our lengthy conversation, which includes an exclusive look at one of Starfinder’s iconic characters, an exhaustive conversation about the setting, the system’s approach to magic and space combat, and even what we can expect out of the Starfinder Core Rulebook when it releases in August of 2017. 

If you’d prefer to jump to a particular topic, you can learn about the tone of Starfinder and how it compares to Pathfinder here on page one. On page two, learn about the Starfinder setting. Page three includes an exclusive look at one of Starfinder’s new iconic characters, the importance of addressing diversity, and the make-up of the upcoming rulebook. Page four is all about spaceship combat, the possibility of Starfinder miniatures, and Paizo’s philosophy toward streamlining the rules. Page five offers tons of details on the classes and races of the game. And on page six, Sutter has a chance to compare and contrast Starfinder with some of the other big futuristic settings, like Star Wars, Firefly, and Dune. 

Enjoy the interview!

Start with page one

 

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Announcements

 

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