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Blogrimage 2014 Epilogue: Die Another Day

4/1/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

I decided to add one last blogrimage post as an epilogue to yesterday's near-TPK (Total Party Kill) session. (Sorry, but it contains minor spoilers for anyone who hasn't played the Pathfinder Beginner Box adventures.) We had stopped play at a really good point to step back and think about what had happened, and figured out a way to roleplay our way out of the situation rather than undo it as if it hadn't happened.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 30: What Happens in the Mine Stays in the Mine

3/30/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

I had planned to wrap up the blogrimage with a happy post about our characters finishing a fairly simple adventure and being promoted to second level. Instead, nobody had fun and everyone died.

I exercised GM's perogative, of course. Today's session never happened. It was all a collective bad dream. There were no prospectors to be rescued from an abandoned mine.

But I don't ever want to play a session like that again.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 29: Almost There

3/29/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

There's one more day of this blogrimage remaining. I've spent the evening preparing for another round of Pathfinder RPG play tomorrow afternoon. The maps are drawn, but I've got two more character sheets to transfer over from Beginner Box to full rules (Happy Camper) character sheets before we play. The characters should level up during tomorrow's session, which should cap off the blogrimage nicely.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 28: Have you ever had a single moment's thought about my responsibilities?

3/28/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

"Have you ever had a single moment's thought about my responsibilities? Have you ever thought for a single solitary moment about my responsibilities to my employers? Has it ever occurred to you that I have agreed to look after the Overlook Hotel until May the first? Does it matter to you at all that the owners have placed their complete confidence and trust in me, and that I have signed a letter of agreement, a contract, in which I have accepted that responsibility? Do you have the slightest idea what a moral and ethical principle is, do you?

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 27: I AM KROGAN

3/27/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

I am Nakmor Kryyg. I was there at the Urdnot Camp with the others from the Kraddack Wastes who came to form an alliance between Clan Nakmor and Clan Urdnot. We were there at the camp when Urdnot Grunt, tank-born, fought with his alien krannt in the Rite of Passage and slayed the thresher maw. I know how Shepherd and Urdnot Grunt went with the salarian to stop Weyrloc Guld from his madness. It was then that I knew I must leave Tuchanka and make a new life among the stars. I must leave behind the fools who accompanied me during my Rite, and find a new krannt among the aliens.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 26: Throw the Book at Them

3/26/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

Last week, I mentioned that I've purchased the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook in PDF form. I decided during play on Saturday that I really want to get the hardcover edition sometime. Even though it's a bit pricey, there's no better way to find things in a hurry than to just pick up the book and (eventually) let muscle memory in your fingers zip right to the correct pages. Searching in iBooks, on the other hand, is a rather hit-or-miss proposition.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 25: Adventure Path

3/25/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

"For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it—lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first and consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?" Luke 14:28-31 NKJV

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 24: Egg MacGuffin

3/24/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

So the plan for tonight was to take it easy, not really do much game-related, and spend some time writing a nice post from two ideas I had last night that would have made this really easy to complete. Instead, when I got home, I started copying character sheets until I was too sleepy to do anything really creative or productive, so now I can't really even find a decent MacGuffin to propel the plot forward on tonight's post.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 23: Happy Camper

3/23/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

Looking back over the first three weeks of this blogrimage, it's amazing to see how far we've come from my initial idea of just introducing my teenagers to tabletop roleplaying games by maybe playing through a couple of short adventures to becoming total Pathfinder RPG nerds trying to decide whether or not to roll up additional characters so we can play in multiple campaigns.

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Blogrimage 2014 Day 22: Well, THAT Escalated Quickly!

3/22/2014 in Pathfinder RPG by micah

We had our first epic marathon session of Pathfinder RPG tonight. A friend from work and his wife came out to play this afternoon, and our session lasted about seven hours. Almost two hours of that were taken up with generating characters. It was the first time I'd created characters using the full ruleset, and I was unfamiliar with one of the races (halfling) and both of the classes (alchemist and bard).

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