PF2 Contemplating Running A PF2 Game (Closed)

Kaodi

Adventurer
As no one else has started any additional PF2 games I wanted to put out some feelers on running one myself because I need more of a fix than I am getting right now and running combat against myself is... not that motivating?

This is tentative. Extremely tentative. I have come close to starting this thread before and stopped because I did not think it was that great of an idea since I am already running my Starfinder game and I do not run published adventures. But I suppose it could not hurt to get a sense of what other people might be interested in.

While the game would be in the Inner Sea as per usual for Pathfinder I do sort of want to make it "low-magic" (at least on the players end). To that end there would be no spellcasting classes as primary classes, though everyone could pick a spellcasting archetype. And the game would start at level 2 so you could have that right off, or it could start at level 1 with you having a background that would segue into you developing magical abilities when you levelled up easily enough. I might also consider making downtime a significant feature of the game, as I would prefer this to be a kind of locally based game, where you have regular jobs when you are not troubleshooting.

Where exactly the game is set could largely be a function of what sort of characters players want to make. I do not think I want more than four players, but maybe, maybe I could go higher if those people had some sort of cohesive idea for what the party would look like.

Anyway no guarantee that anything will come from this. This is kinda the "throwing things at the wall to see what sticks" sort of stage right now.
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
I was having a bit of a depressed moment when I wrote that, @JustinCase . I guess I am somewhat better this morning. If you want to talk about what you would have liked to do, and other people show up and do that, I guess I am still listening.
 

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
Well, I have looked over the PF2 SRD and I have a few ideas, but so far not a clear grip of the rules yet. I also feel there's stuff missing which makes it hard to complete the puzzle.

But... if you do decide to do this, my ideas range from a goblin whatever (rogue? fighter? alchemist?) to a hag-blooded sorcerer. Story potential in abundance, although I am unsure whether I want to dabble in magic in a system I am still very unfamiliar with.

I do like that goblin idea. And that heritage/ancestry feat where you can eat just about anything and be alright, is awesome. :)
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
I mentioned that your primary class cannot be a spellcaster but if you wanted to be a "hag blooded sorcerer" you could always try something like alchemist with the sorcerer dedication as hags are very witchy and witches are very potiony.
 

estralita

Villager
I would also want to say that I was super interested in the pitch, and would be interested in trying out a champion:)
 

hemera

Explorer
Hiya, I'd be interested if you'd have me. I'd be interested in playing a fighter, with maybe a cleric dedication at lvl 2. Would that be ok?
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
I tend to prefer playing with people I am familiar with to some degree and who have demonstrated reliable activity. Sorry.
 

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
I mentioned that your primary class cannot be a spellcaster
Must've missed that in my enthusiasm. I like the fact that goblin is a core race (ahem, ancestry) better than the idea of a spellcaster, so that's fine. :)

but if you wanted to be a "hag blooded sorcerer" you could always try something like alchemist with the sorcerer dedication as hags are very witchy and witches are very potiony.
I just love the way you phrased that. Very witchy. Very potiony. :D

If this happens, I would go either rogue or fighter, I think. And goblin. But I guess that's pretty clear by now.
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
Yes, I am still looking. I will probably be okay running with fewer than four eligible players as well. I just want to see some background and description from you guys so I can begin to think about the "Where?" the "What?" and the "Why?" of this game, ; ) .
 

KahlessNestor

Explorer
Someone called fighter and barbarian and rogue? I could do another fighter (melee or archer, whatever opposite the other fighter) and maybe a different type of rogue (wouldn't mind one of the strength rogues to try).
 

JustinCase

the magical equivalent to the number zero
Well, it looks like your comments about an alchemist made their way into my subconscious, because these past few days a cool little concept has evolved in my head. :)

A chubby female goblin has been working in the kitchen of a small tavern in the Puddles section of Absolom for who knows how long, and her skill with turning the most unpleasant ingredients available into a delectable meal has made the tavern far more popular than anything in that section ought to be. When it blew up in a large explosion, people mused that such was the way in the Puddles; it must've been a competitor or an escalated bar brawl gone bad.

But it was, in fact, a deliberate accident by the deceptively cunning goblin, meant to destabilize the local crime syndicate that had been using the tavern as a front for increasingly vile practices, including slave trafficking. The goblin, who would never admit to learning most of her cooking and alchemical craft from her time as a hag's servant, loathed slavery and with this move had the local authorities move in to apprehend the evildoers.

Meanwhile she had an excuse to join an adventuring party, both to earn her keep after losing her job (not many innkeepers are willing to let a goblin from the Puddles into their kitchen), and to continue fighting against slavers...
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
That sounds interesting, Justin. It certainly has a hook for a campaign or part of a campaign.

In any case, Kahless, there is no "limit" on how many of whatever class we have, so you can be whatever you want. Maybe it just becomes part of the story if there are more than one of something.
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
You could do that, and I suppose that locks the game in to starting at level 2. Like I said, I am mostly interested in story hooks, and what you want to play within the parameters I gave is up to you.

So looks like we have four eligible players here already if everyone can get a character backstory going.
JustinCase
Charwoman Gene
KahlessNestor
gargoyleking
 

FitzTheRuke

Adventurer
I wouldn't mind getting in, too. I'd like to see more about how this PF2 plays, and seeing as I'm only playing it PBP, it's naturally slow so far. I promise to post often.
 

FitzTheRuke

Adventurer
I sometimes worry I take over slow-moving games (especially when I'm playing a talkative character) because I'll just keep posting between each other player's posts if no one else takes their "turn".
 

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