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  1. Nice end for the session, just the right spirit...

    Nice end for the session, just the right spirit of hope
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    Ediz , your approach is basically like mine was...

    Ediz , your approach is basically like mine was to this battle, although my party was on ships. I suspect your players will come up with things to do and then you can think of ways to ensure they...
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    I still really don't see it. However I say go...

    I still really don't see it. However I say go with it if you like the idea and can make it do something in your game. Not sure if I should have posted the original post its rather negative and not...
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    To stop Bourne attacking the king and...

    To stop Bourne attacking the king and interrupting the ritual you are going to want decoys
    Perhaps another train running in the opposite direction starts to fire off fireworks as he gets close to...
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    It could be fun. However make sure there are...

    It could be fun. However make sure there are enough problems to keep the players involved, I think that the Colossus senses when the king starts the ritual and he has to be in sight of it. So how are...
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    I don't see any variation from the D+D/Fantasy...

    I don't see any variation from the D+D/Fantasy Standard.
    The Rites of Monarchy of Risur are a Magical Ritual/pact with the Fey which ties some of the monarch's power to his support among the people....
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    Planning to make a flying visit between games,...

    Planning to make a flying visit between games, are you likely to have hardcopies of the Zeitgeist adventures for Pathfinder?
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    Anyway at least in the pathfinder version Breech...

    Anyway at least in the pathfinder version Breech loading rifles and revolvers are available as early as book 3 , as well as Nock Guns
  9. 90% perfect plan, only problem is they got the...

    90% perfect plan, only problem is they got the wrong god killed, but getting a god killed is hard so 90% successful. Really the story of Nicodemus career.
    Build a new nation of grand philosophy Yes,...
  10. I really liked the Nice Spiders and Autocannons....

    I really liked the Nice Spiders and Autocannons. I have passed the quote to my players so they can feel the jealousy rise
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    There was an idea I intend to steal for myself in...

    There was an idea I intend to steal for myself in here, I wonder if it was the same one
  12. Smaller ships also had problems mounting large...

    Smaller ships also had problems mounting large guns , as the decks and timbers cannot cope with the weight and recoil which is why smaller ships ended up with such small guns.
    Well trained and well...
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    I have an official Aliens RPG dating back to the...

    I have an official Aliens RPG dating back to the 90's
  14. I think even in one to one duels crew factors are...

    I think even in one to one duels crew factors are dominant, it is rare for either ship to be so hammered that it is unable to fight, unlucky mast hit maybe. But what settled most actions was which...
  15. The most important factors in Age of Sail combat...

    The most important factors in Age of Sail combat are Crew quality and Morale, everything else is secondary. It takes a massive imbalance in weapons and numbers to overcome a better crew . For most of...
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    It had not occurred to me. However I may try it...

    It had not occurred to me. However I may try it when I get this far
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    Just go with whatever makes the biggest...

    Just go with whatever makes the biggest impression of Bourne.
    I had them engage the golems while Quital menaced Kasavarina and was pursued by Asraby (I specifically did not want my pc's to speak...
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    I also had Kell gone from the picture . If Saxby...

    I also had Kell gone from the picture . If Saxby escaped she would be a good option in my game she was in custody so I did not consider her.

    I would pick from your available pool of villains...
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    What do you want them to find? Spoilers for...

    What do you want them to find?
    Spoilers for future plot, then they could find documents spoiling those points. My impression is that the Ob are very compartmentalised so information about what the...
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    Oddly enough our previous pathfinder campaign was...

    Oddly enough our previous pathfinder campaign was Way of the Wicked, and again no human main pc's (2 Aasimar, Dhampir, Half Elf, Half Orc ) the cohorts included a couple of humans but as they almost...
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    I would say that Auryn's actions (and carlyles)...

    I would say that Auryn's actions (and carlyles) were largely good. You were acting to bring about the end of a great injustice and bring justice for clear crimes, however the nature of the crimes...
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    Nice to see how things are progressing. My...

    Nice to see how things are progressing.
    My players also wanted to make sure Isobel's family was rescued and that bunch of slavers dealt with. Their method was to talk to Asraby and pass over all the...
  23. For my purposes 2 of the blades is plenty as I...

    For my purposes 2 of the blades is plenty as I only have 1 PC invested in the Eladrin/Vekeshi path . So rather than adding extra toys along that path I am tempted to add similar interesting toys...
  24. I think I may use something similar before my...

    I think I may use something similar before my group return to Zeitgesit after our star wars game
  25. I recently ran this encounter (In PF but I don't...

    I recently ran this encounter (In PF but I don't think it made much difference)
    My players have managed to largely avoid all previous naval encounters by cunning tricks so they were not familiar...
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    We had agreed a break at the end of act 1 to...

    We had agreed a break at the end of act 1 to resume a Star wars campaign , when that finishes we return to Zeitgesit and finish that.
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    Some interesting ideas here. I may steal some of...

    Some interesting ideas here. I may steal some of them when I restart my campaign
  28. I think everyone will have some disagreements a...

    I think everyone will have some disagreements a lot depends on your group and their approach and we are all different.
    In this case you are getting a comprehensive set of answers as I am off work...
  29. Pretty much the above. The players worked out...

    Pretty much the above.
    The players worked out from the information on the bomb and the journalists invitation what the target was. However really it does not matter if they do or not and it may...
  30. There are notes on changing later adventures with...

    There are notes on changing later adventures with the players switching to support the Ob.
    Why should the party oppose the Ob
    1) See above if they really don't want to
    2) The Ob has demonstrated a...
  31. The Worst Witch is popular with the younger set...

    The Worst Witch is popular with the younger set according to my niece
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    Rites of Rulership and allies

    I have been looking through book 2 . I expect to end up rebuilding most npc's to match the power gaming of my pc's which is fairly normal for me. I have noticed that several of the servants of the...
  33. As may be apparent I am rereading the 2nd act of...

    As may be apparent I am rereading the 2nd act of zeitgeist
    Book 9
    That is Not Dead Which Can Eternal Lie referring to Rock Rackus which is scary

    Chapter heading Much Ado --I think a shakespeare...
  34. Book 7 chapter headings Mission Impossible...

    Book 7
    chapter headings
    Mission Impossible
    Brave New Worlds
    Splinter Cell
  35. Book 7 The Leone, the Lich and the Snow globe--...

    Book 7 The Leone, the Lich and the Snow globe-- The Lion the Which and the Wardrobe
  36. Book 6 Bug Hunt chapter as in Aliens 'Is this...

    Book 6 Bug Hunt chapter as in Aliens 'Is this another "Bug Hunt?
  37. It could just be that they are wrong and...

    It could just be that they are wrong and Hewanharimau was cast out justly , not uncommon for odd cults of religions to have strange beliefs incompatible with the main stream. If it is something that...
  38. Also remembered the group has persuaded the King...

    Also remembered the group has persuaded the King to set up a foundation to control all the shares and interests in businesses formerly controlled by Lorcan Kell this trust will have the job of...
  39. With the Collosus Borne astride the mountain...

    With the Collosus Borne astride the mountain there is a brief diversion into how many devestation beetle's he is worth as the Devestation Beetle is the groups current scale for large mobile natural...
  40. Book 6 Operation Paperclip-- The Historical...

    Book 6 Operation Paperclip-- The Historical campaign by the US to recruit former nazi scientists and intelligence officers with useful information
  41. It's the strange thoughts players have. I had...

    It's the strange thoughts players have. I had never considered just how much adamantium must be involved in building Borne. However the morning after he turned up I got an analysis of the amount of...
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    I hope you all enjoy running the campaign and...

    I hope you all enjoy running the campaign and they enjoy playing it
  43. And to solve the mecha issue that technically his...

    And to solve the mecha issue that technically his ground pressure is so absurd

    Its probably even worse as Adamantine bypassing 20 points of hardness probably translates to some kind of force...
  44. Manuel's player has been working on some...

    Manuel's player has been working on some estimates about Borne

    Honestly a 500' tall artifact adamantine golem is more than most D&D societies ever achieve, the ob should probably just stop now.
    ...
  45. The team started off preparing for their...

    The team started off preparing for their incursion into the Bleak gate they decided to deploy the B-Team to stop Han's messenger while they went in, they decided to take Grappa for advice and to not...
  46. We thought he would have been smaller than that....

    We thought he would have been smaller than that.

    He is why Adamantine is rare, they must have been saving up all the adamantine since the ancients

    We were not expecting Geography
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    1. Use your judgement for what will work in your...

    1. Use your judgement for what will work in your campaign
    2. Don't even understand your question.
    3. A gun is a machine , tinker is a master of machines including guns as can be seen in the AP...
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    I have been using hero points in my campaign and...

    I have been using hero points in my campaign and this sounds like a good explanation for them. Just need to think about retroactively giving some sort of feedback to the pc's who used them
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    The ending of Book 9 is an existential event, the...

    The ending of Book 9 is an existential event, the world changes it is like nothing you or the characters have ever experienced. The only similar event was the original axis seal ritual. During this...
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    Bear in mind stars fall at lot in the real world...

    Bear in mind stars fall at lot in the real world at least until you get a modern definition of stars. Many legendary blades are meant to be made of fallen stars and possibly are as meteoric iron was...
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    My plan for Stansfield is to show his...

    My plan for Stansfield is to show his philosphical similarities to the Ob. He knows what is best for Flint and Risur, no one else is capable of the same long term view as him. The way that he accepts...
  52. After all their planning the succeeded too well...

    After all their planning the succeeded too well and stopped the bomb going off.
    However El Kevin wants to try to get advanced hand grenades based off the Bomb, Manuel wants to maybe mass produce...
  53. Revised Plan with Airbubble and a few estimates...

    Revised Plan with Airbubble and a few estimates on bomb effects.
    Ulvar TK's the bomb into the painting. Manuel / El Kevin time check this on a Chronometer, I think we have 26 minutes from...
  54. We have now passed 40+ emails discussing various...

    We have now passed 40+ emails discussing various ways of disarming/safely disposing of the eschatologists bomb. I am now afraid to let the pc's kill the terrorists before they have a chance to arm...
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    I would suspect it is style not substance. Too...

    I would suspect it is style not substance. Too many people once you add guns and trains to a world it is not a fantasy world but something else. To a degree I can see a point to this, it is hard to...
  56. In which the Starscream hypothesis emerges. We...

    In which the Starscream hypothesis emerges.
    We start off with the team looking for eschatologists smuggling monsters in a pair of customs cutters, unfortunatly they also remembered the navy being on...
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    Really it looks like a lot of effort and will...

    Really it looks like a lot of effort and will totally change the campaign, it would be easier to write one from scratch or use a different campaign. It looks like unfortunatly for you your players...
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    I don't know much about The Burning Sky but I do...

    I don't know much about The Burning Sky but I do know Golarion. It is designed for characters of lvl 1-20 and there are very few area's of it which would suit more powerful characters pretty much the...
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    I have failed to care about tracking ammunition...

    I have failed to care about tracking ammunition costs for 20 years and it has not broken any campaigns.
    I have 2 gun using characters and have never noticed that ammo is a signifigant cost for them,...
  60. The morning of the 10th of spring saw Manuel and...

    The morning of the 10th of spring saw Manuel and El Kevin following crates along the canal network and detecting for Bleak gate energy , they were able to locate a crate and track it as it...
  61. None of my group use crafting yet. However I...

    None of my group use crafting yet.
    However I would allow them to craft items as part of their stipend for half price(i.e the cost to make rather than the sale price the stipend is based on), there...
  62. The B team split their time between off camera...

    The B team split their time between off camera diplomatic protection duties and following up on the Eschatologist investigation.
    They headed off to the repair company whose documents they had found...
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    I expect my team will take Asrabey along when...

    I expect my team will take Asrabey along when they go in, they seem to respect him and his near invincible killing ability
  64. At the beginning of the session they rehashed...

    At the beginning of the session they rehashed what they already new while not coming to many new conclusions they at least made certain they were all on the same page about Lorcan Kell and Ob...
  65. Also remember your timescale will vary. Allowing...

    Also remember your timescale will vary. Allowing or the fact we play twice as often I am still going to finish Act 1 in less than half the time as Karma Kollapse. It all depends of the play style of...
  66. 1. I allowed all published material except the...

    1. I allowed all published material except the Synthesist summoner which is the extent of my banned list, I did not use an 3p material but no one asked
    2. The rules material in the adventures is if...
  67. It is possible, but I have not shown them it....

    It is possible, but I have not shown them it. Waiting for an opportune moment such as when they meet him. Planning to use myself as a scale miniature
  68. The B team then escort ambassador Brakken to...

    The B team then escort ambassador Brakken to lunch , the team are puzzled by Goat Fish until they spot the comma Carleo then enjoys a lunch which reminds him of the war, the dwarf Dema takes notes...
  69. We start off with some initial discussions about...

    We start off with some initial discussions about any further information they could get from Luc and Ottavia. In particular they try to work out how the rings work and screen from divination, they...
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    I am planning on bringing back a villain in...

    I am planning on bringing back a villain in similar circumstances. For part 5 I intend to replace Kell for the final confrontation near the Colossus with a Reborn version of the Butler Creed. My idea...
  71. It is up to date we play mondays and I post soon...

    It is up to date we play mondays and I post soon after while I remember what happened.

    Nevla wants to find out what is happening to her, why she has weird memories and assiociations with events...
  72. The session starts with the team waking up just...

    The session starts with the team waking up just above the high water line on a beach near Vendricce at dawn. They take a short hike into town and begin to plan their operation to kidnap Luc and...
  73. Just a point about the term flagship. A flagship...

    Just a point about the term flagship.
    A flagship is the ship which the Admiral commanding a naval force is commanding from it is not the most powerful ship in the fleet. It may be but there is no...
  74. The session starts with the party assaulting...

    The session starts with the party assaulting Belcamps legion, they are initially worried by the sheer number of legionnares but as they realise these guys are pathetic. Nevla drops most of them by...
  75. You are incorrect about the Cigarette smoking...

    You are incorrect about the Cigarette smoking man, I thought it was too, BUT rangerwickett says Nicodemus is inspired by his father rather than the x files character

    The chapter headings in the...
  76. There is a brief retcon at the begginning when it...

    There is a brief retcon at the begginning when it is revealed Verzubak did not get back on the train in Naalam and that Ulvaar has an ability to reroll will saves. He rerolls his save and resists the...
  77. This method works best when the players provide...

    This method works best when the players provide props for the game and give the GM a sugar overload. I TPK less when plied with cake
  78. In pathfinder a cauldron of brewing is largely...

    In pathfinder a cauldron of brewing is largely useless. Not that my group even looked in the area of the cauldron. As I understand it 4th ed rituals are the same as normal pathfinder spells so it...
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    I give you Primo Primo is a veteran of the RHC's...

    I give you Primo
    Primo is a veteran of the RHC's covert operations teams from the last Yerasol war his team infiltrated Danoran harbours and destroyed their warships at anchor, they were betrayed by...
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    You know that sounds like an interesting...

    You know that sounds like an interesting challange and I will see if I can produce a level appropriate Crime boss who starts off as some sort of Octopus but who can pass off as a human and ideally...
  81. At the start the group recieved a reply to the...

    At the start the group recieved a reply to the sending they sent to Morgan Cippriano
    Refer Juliana Corleone Sidos Minos Villa Rouge Tell Sylvester Uncle says remember think up not street for ...
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    I am curious now, reading it I think it is...

    I am curious now, reading it I think it is obviously not Morgan and I can't think of a pop culture reference
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    These icons will be in the Ob's main secret...

    These icons will be in the Ob's main secret fortresses so Axis Island and the Bleak gate places they seem to like as their command centers. Axis Island should be too tough a nut to crack before...
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    Why should they not lock him up. Evidence It is...

    Why should they not lock him up. Evidence It is unlikely that they have any evidence that they could take to court which could convict him, they know he is the head of a crime family but they lack...
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    The Ob certainly made Icons for all the planes...

    The Ob certainly made Icons for all the planes they used in their previous ritual, and those are available as they are changed out during the final ritual, they also have icons for the planes they...
  86. It is I think how groups like the assassins at...

    It is I think how groups like the assassins at the RHC HQ in book 3 and the steelshapers group in Book 2 get out to cause trouble and possibly how some larger shipments of material reach the place.
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    The planes in the Gyre are not the only ones...

    The planes in the Gyre are not the only ones available to the Ob, the Ob have years of astrology/astronomy to have studied the stars and identified suitable planes and pick them. Then when their...
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    As it happens my work PC is offline for 2 days so...

    As it happens my work PC is offline for 2 days so I have taken a holiday and started my prep for episode 5 so I can now give a better answer about the subrail tunnel attack.

    I presume your players...
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    It is entirely possible the terrorists walk into...

    It is entirely possible the terrorists walk into the players trap, or if their cunning plan fails they instead launch a frontal assault on the RHC HQ. These are not sane and rational dwarves and most...
  90. Also I believe witch oil with souls in it is used...

    Also I believe witch oil with souls in it is used to allow magic use within the dead magic zone in Danor, while the area around the tower is the worst of the dead zone is is possible that the witch...
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    What happens if the players prepare in advance is...

    What happens if the players prepare in advance is complicated.
    How much advance warning do they have?
    What stage of the plan are the dwarves at when the players start prepping?
    How obvious is the...
  92. Prior to running it this was one of my favorite...

    Prior to running it this was one of my favorite parts of the AP because of the complexity and chance for the players to do things differently and I am glad it has worked out. It has also been fun...
  93. I like having Borne there and am considering him...

    I like having Borne there and am considering him to be an artifact for the purposes of the dead zone. My messing with the plot at this point is that one of my pc's is the reincarnation of...
  94. As the train departed Orithea Manuel , El Kevin...

    As the train departed Orithea Manuel , El Kevin and Ulvaar took up position on the roof to go safari shooting while Padme sneakily went through Bree's stuff in her cabin without finding anything...
  95. To me your rewriting of the story seems even more...

    To me your rewriting of the story seems even more of a contrived deux ex machina for preventing the players interfering on the wrong ritual I think as a player I would find it more obviously removing...
  96. My players seem to have a total lack of interest...

    My players seem to have a total lack of interest in Luc Jierre and Ottavia , their current speculation about Bree/Verzuback/Boone

    I now have the idea that Boone is some noble who’s indulging in...
  97. When setting up we did have the problem that the...

    When setting up we did have the problem that the train is about 2 and a half times as long as our available floor space when all carriages are printed out and lined up

    The train leaves cherage and...
  98. A GM is well within their rights to change...

    A GM is well within their rights to change anything at all. In fact their job is to change and adjust any purchased scenario to fit the needs of their group. I run in Pathfinder and I rewrite almost...
  99. I would probably have Chrosomia explosion...

    I would probably have Chrosomia explosion function as a slow spell in general. Probably not important but if a pc starts bomb disarming while there are still terrorists around it could matter.
    For...
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    Really great prop, I may well use it as an...

    Really great prop, I may well use it as an illustration when my party gets that far
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