Session 2 Notes – Investigate, Assassinate

Hit up the Sanctuary to check out Rodrick's corpse and possessions. Meet Tyari Varvados who runs the sanctuary.

 While looking over Rodricks corpse Mervin discovered oil of taggart in his blood which paralyses the victim.



Went to Blacksmith to follow up leads and spoke with Sarah Morning hawk the owner of Clamour (nickname of the smithy joint). 
She was commissioned for a new hope knife by Roddrick. Knife was supposed to have engraving on it. Our hope knife is the same one she worked on but it doesn't have the engraving. Urnsil (half Orc blacksmith apprentice) was also working on the knife and hadn't turned up to work that day.



Went to all the hostels to find this Urnsil but have had little luck. She had visited the other pub but hadn't been seen for days.



Decided to visit Brinya who was upset. Questioned her about Roddrick and hope knives. Roddick lost Brinya's hope knife while he was investigating something secret. Brinya has Roddricks hope knife (they swapped when they got engaged). She mentioned a diary he keeps which might have clues about his secret investigation (which was going to be huge for his career). Brinya mentioned that Roddrick had a thoughtful muse at the Sanctuary which is where he spent a bit of time.



Back to Inn, Ambar lost some good coin and Gary told a decent story. Gary remembered that the graffiti in the Orcs trashed room at this Inn was similar to graffiti seen at the sanctuary.



Bed time. While sleeping we were suddenly attacked by a bunch of fuck-wit assassins who like to use poison

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End of Session – Mervin (delayed his turn) to roll at next session (heals from prone) then round begins again.
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Know Your Skills – Disable Device

How well do you know the skills in Pathfinder?

‘Not too well’?  That’s fine, that’s what this is for!  After all, why would you put points in a skill when you don’t understand what it actually does in the context of the game?

There is more information available in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook (now in A5 paperback too!) and Paizo’s Online Reference Document; plus I found a great app for phones/tablets that provides full offline access to every rule that Paizo have, and will, ever release (iOS / Android).

So, Disable Device…  Sounds obvious?  Ok, but what could it be used for in the context of the game?

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Know Your Skills – Diplomacy

How well do you know the skills in Pathfinder?

‘Not too well’?  That’s fine, that’s what this is for!  After all, why would you put points in a skill when you don’t understand what it actually does in the context of the game?

There is more information available in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook (now in A5 paperback too!) and Paizo’s Online Reference Document; plus I found a great app for phones/tablets that provides full offline access to every rule that Paizo have, and will, ever release (iOS / Android).

So, Diplomacy…  Sounds obvious?  Ok, but what could it be used for in the context of the game?

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Know Your Skills – Craft

How well do you know the skills in Pathfinder?

‘Not too well’?  That’s fine, that’s what this is for!  After all, why would you put points in a skill when you don’t understand what it actually does in the context of the game?

There is more information available in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook (now in A5 paperback too!) and Paizo’s Online Reference Document; plus I found a great app for phones/tablets that provides full offline access to every rule that Paizo have, and will, ever release (iOS / Android).

So, Craft…  Sounds obvious?  Ok, but what could it be used for in the context of the game?

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Noodle Cooler anyone?

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Know Your Skills – Climb

How well do you know the skills in Pathfinder?

‘Not too well’?  That’s fine, that’s what this is for!  After all, why would you put points in a skill when you don’t understand what it actually does in the game?

There is more information available in the Pathfinder Core Rulebook (now in A5  paperback too!) and Paizo’s Online Reference Document; plus I found a great app for phones/tablets that provides full offline access to every rule that Paizo have, and will, ever release (iOS / Android).

So, Climb…  Sounds obvious doesn’t it?!  But what could it be used for in the context of the game?

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Session 2 – Thoughts from the GM

So, quite a session last night!  Hopefully you all had as much fun as I did and found the rules less of a challenge to get your heads around!

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For me it felt like you were all more comfortable, got into your roles (and your rolls!), interacted more with the storyline and listened (mostly) to what I was saying and describing.

The main points that I want to raise are the following:

  1. Know your Character and HeroLabs

  2. Share the Spotlight and encourage others

  3. Notes

  4. Keep checking this site!

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House Rule – Sense Motive & Perception Checks

Let’s talk about metagaming and metagamers…

Personally, I have a force of hatred for metagaming and metagamers that quite simply, cannot be measured.  I tried measuring it once, but numbers just don’t go that high.  The scum of the earth.  A wart of the anus of humanity. Etc etc.

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Don’t get me started on Power Gamers either!!!

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Know Your Skills – Knowledge

How well do you know the skills in Pathfinder?  I’m guessing, “Not too well’, that’s fine, but you could probably learn a lot through simply reading the Core Rules descriptions for them. Seems silly to put points in a skill if you don’t know what it does in the game!

So, Knowledge… Think about it…  What could it be used for in the context of the game?

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