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Council of Thieves, Act I - The Bastards of Erebus [DISCUSSION]

Malvoisin

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Hello, all. Well, it's been about a year since I last posted anything substantive on the boards here. In that time, my life has been through a lot of changes, mostly good (though some less so). On the whole, though, I'm in a state of good enough health that I feel like I can tackle running a game here again. This post is simply to gauge interest for the future, it's a not a full-blown recruiting thread.

I'm considering running either Crypt of the Everflame, or The Bastards of Erebus, both of which will release from Paizo in August...along with the Pathfinder RPG ruleset. So, I just wanted to know who, if anyone, is planning on purchasing the rules (available August 13th...the PDF will only be $9.99!!! For 570+ pages!) and if so, would you be interested in playing in a game using one of those adventures starting in August.

If I can get enough of a positive response, I'll start giving it some serious consideration. If not, well...nothing ventured, nothing gained. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

-Mal
 
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Rhun

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Welcome back, Mal! Good to hear things are going well. I'm likely not interested in the game (too many others going), but thought I'd stick my head in and say 'hi!'
 

Malvoisin

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Welcome back, Mal! Good to hear things are going well. I'm likely not interested in the game (too many others going), but thought I'd stick my head in and say 'hi!'
Hey, Rhun. I quite understand, but thanks for saying hi anyway! Hope things are going well with you. :)
 

Shayuri

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Heya! I'd be up for some Pathfinder. Only a few games of that going on right now, and I really like the rules so far. Love to try more ideas out.
 




Malvoisin

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I would imagine that, like Walking Dad and ghostcat, there are several who are taking a wait and see approach. I was just wondering if there are others like me (and Shayuri) who are excited about the release of the rules and have definite plans to buy.

I'm not 100% certain, but I believe I saw on Paizo's website that there are plans for an online SRD like the ones for D&D 3.5. So, it may not even be strictly necessary to buy the rules in order to play in a game. Time will tell.

Thanks for the discussion, guys! Anybody else?
 



Mark Chance

Boingy! Boingy!
I'm interested in a PF PbP, but there's no way I'm going to drop the money on the official rules, especially with unemployment looming very near in my future. Of course, if any of you all want to buy me the book, I'll be happy to provide you a shipping address.

:)

That said, if the changes between the Beta and the Book aren't too great, and I can get by with the Beta, color me intrigued.
 

SelcSilverhand

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I'd be interested, I've been DM'ing "Rise of the Runelords" for the past few months using the Beta rules and my group loves them. We're at the end of book 5 now. I think everyone in the group has the final rules on pre-order now. I plan on getting the PDF (mostly since I have my own color LJ printer at work =P).
 

Malvoisin

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I'm interested in a PF PbP, but there's no way I'm going to drop the money on the official rules, especially with unemployment looming very near in my future. Of course, if any of you all want to buy me the book, I'll be happy to provide you a shipping address.

:)

That said, if the changes between the Beta and the Book aren't too great, and I can get by with the Beta, color me intrigued.

Mark, sorry to hear that you'll be jobless soon. I hope things turn around for you quickly on that front.

As for the rules, it may just be possible to play from the SRD, assuming they do one. And I'm pretty sure they will, considering that one already exists for the Beta rules. Based on the previews I've seen on Paizo's site, the final rules look like they may be different enough from the Beta that it may be difficult to play using only those. But, we'll have to wait and see for sure.

In any case, if this game should happen (and I'm feeling more and more encouraged that it will), I'm pretty confident that we could work something out that would allow you to play. :)
 

Malvoisin

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So, SelcSilverhand makes a fourth pretty solid expression of interest (plus two maybes). That's enough support to make me think we could have a viable gaming group here. Quality players, too! :D

Too bad August 13th is still so far away....but, on the brighter side, it allows me time to make sure I'll be ready to go when the rules and adventures do release.

For those who have expressed interest, does anyone have preference whether we play Crypt of the Everflame (part one of a three-part module series) or Bastards of Erebus (part one of the Council of Thieves adventure path). We'd be starting with first level characters either way. But, if one or t'other sounds more appealing just say the word.
 

Shayuri

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I've no preference, I suppose. An adventure path might have more 'upwards mobility,' but I'm not sure how big a factor that is. They both sound interesting from the titles, and that's all I know about either. :)
 

CanadienneBacon

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I'd never heard of either adventure, so I visited the paizo website to read up on both. Of the two, The Bastards of Erebus looks like it might receive better (ie: fuller) support from paizo, which makes it probably the more appealing of the two modules IMO. The downside is that the product literature makes it sound a wee bit tiefling-centered. I've no idea whether that's true, it's just the impression I got. Crypt of the Everflame didn't really catch my attention, except for the one snippet that it might include a bit of wilderness adventuring, which is always good because it opens the door to viable druid and ranger PCs.
 

CanadienneBacon

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It occurred to me just now that, should this game in fact get rolling, I do NOT want to play the cleric. I nearly always wind up playing the cleric for one reason or another (half the time by choice, I admit) and am sick of clerics for the moment. Don't get me wrong, I like the class--it's just that I've played it to death.

Fair warning. :)
 


Malvoisin

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I've no preference, I suppose. An adventure path might have more 'upwards mobility,' but I'm not sure how big a factor that is. They both sound interesting from the titles, and that's all I know about either. :)

I'd recommend a visit to Paizo's website and a look at the product descriptions, if you'd like to know a bit more, Shayuri.
 

Malvoisin

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I'd never heard of either adventure, so I visited the paizo website to read up on both. Of the two, The Bastards of Erebus looks like it might receive better (ie: fuller) support from paizo, which makes it probably the more appealing of the two modules IMO. The downside is that the product literature makes it sound a wee bit tiefling-centered. I've no idea whether that's true, it's just the impression I got. Crypt of the Everflame didn't really catch my attention, except for the one snippet that it might include a bit of wilderness adventuring, which is always good because it opens the door to viable druid and ranger PCs.

The Council of Thieves AP looks like it will be extremely urban-centered, so wilderness oriented PCs would probably be under-utilized. The AP will also have a free player's guide, so that has a strong appeal. Tieflings and devils are likely to play large adversarial roles, so if that's a turn off, could be an issue.

Crypt of the Everflame looks much more like a traditional low-level dungeon crawl, with some tasty Paizo flavor. Which could be a very good thing as well.
 

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