Archive for the 'Out of Character' Category

Looking for the Unusual

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The bar brawl behind us, and explained to the local magistrate, we're off looking for local goblin tribes, to see if we can get any information from them. We're scouting through the woods when we think we ought to see something, and are asked to make perception checks. 'I get +1 if the check is […]

Two Firsts

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Will looks back through the archives, curious to see when he joined the group, simultaneously getting a feel for just how long it takes us to work through an adventure. He finds the time he joined, when he takes over from the ninja to show everyone that it can be an impressive class, which is […]

I Never Thought You'd be a Zombie Because Mummy Rot is so Passé

Friday, December 9th, 2011

After a prank played many years ago, it has been traditional for an absent player to return to the next session to find that his character has been treated badly by fate, changed in some horrid and occasionally irreversible way. Partly because of the initial prank, and partly because one of my own characters became […]

I Don't Have the Book in Front of Me

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

We're missing players, so Pathfinder is cancelled this evening. Still, at least it means we don't need to use the entirely fabricated character sheet that was given to me in order to run Afutavere in the player's absence, because he left the real one at home. 'It's probably got some bits correct', he tells me, […]

AC On-the-fly

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Another room, more tieflings. We are in a new initiative order, having paused for breath and certainly not to make life easier for the GM, when one charges our elf at the start of combat. 'He hits armour class 14', our GM tells Afutavere. 'That's a miss.' 'He's hitting your flat-footed armour class', our elf […]

Pitiful Reflex Save

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

We go in to the ruined inn, in the northern part of the city, to flush out some goblins and their leader, Whitechin. The ground floor holds a surprise for our paladin, who has to catch himself from falling down a covered pit. Ganelon is asked to make a reflex save. 'Reflex? That's not good […]

Thinking How to Thwart Tactics

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

We finally learn some information about the shadowbeasts, asking around town about anyone whose seen such a beast or survived or witnessed an attack. The type of shadowbeast we will be looking for are slug-like creatures, lacking arms and legs and using natural attacks. What this means is that our normal tactics of disarming and […]

Knowledge (Deduction)

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

'Are the shadowbeasts undead?' 'Make me a Knowledge (The Planes) check.' 'That's a failed roll, but I'm guessing they're extra-planar and not undead.'

What's the Word?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

There are shadowbeasts lurking in the darkness each night, and we want to find out more about them so we can eradicate them from the city. 'The story behind the shadowbeasts', our DM starts, 'the lore, if you will, the, uh...' 'Belief?' 'Yeah, the belief behind—' 'The Myth.' 'Right, ...behind—' 'The legend!' '...behind the—' 'Tale!' […]

Not Another Skeletal Camel With 4 Levels of Paladin

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

In creating the next combat encounter, our DM is remembering the good old days. I'd forgotten how much of a pain in the rear trying to make a monster was in 3.5e, which it seems to be the same in Pathfinder in terms of being a nightmare. I tell you now, if you lot walk […]