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    Default Catacombs of Ravenloft - OOC

    Hello, everyone! This will be our OOC thread for this PF2 mini-adventure consisting of just one encounter. My goal here is for all of us to learn how PF2 mid/high level characters work in combat, and understand about tactics in this relatively new game system. In the process, of course, I aim for all of us to have fun!

    Please don't expect me to be the greatest expert on PF2. I have been playing the system for about 2 years, but my experience is still limited, primarily because my IRL group can't meet all that often. But I own the rulebooks, I know where to find a rule when necessary, so, given the thinking time allowed by pbp, I should be all right.

    The character roster is as follows:

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    BelGareth Ser Rychard Champion (Paladin) Human (Dhampir) Prisoner
    SanguinePenguin Aleith Gahrain Rogue (Thief) Human (Versatile) Artist
    Albinobrow Kluh Sakaar Barbarian (Giant instinct) Goblin (Unbreakable) Prisoner
    Nomrom Razick Alchemist (Bomber) Goblin (Charhide) Academy Dropout
    zylodrizzt eada'alshams almanfii Monk Elf (Sylph) Aerialist
    Thunder999 Jildu Varkild Magus (Twisting Tree hybrid study) Human (Aphorite) Martial Disciple

    Before I post the first IC thread, I have 3 requests for you :

    1) For the setting of the encounter, I have chosen an iconic locale in an all-time classic, Ravenloft. The creatures will include the story's main villain, but it will be a generic version from the Bestiary, with only a few minor changes from me. There will be no story reveals. Still, the map itself would be a minor spoiler for those who haven't ever played this great adventure. If this is a problem for anybody, I will change it. Please let me know.

    2) Please pick a speech color for your character. The convention for in-character posting is as follows:

    "Character speech is in your chosen color and between quotes like this."

    Character thoughts are in your chosen color and italics, with no quotes, like this.

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    To make your DM's life easy, please include, at the bottom of the spoiler, your character summary stat block, with ongoing conditions, current HP, and a link to your character sheet.


    3) This last one is for BelGareth: I gave you a pass because, well, you had the idea for this game in the first place, but I still need you to choose your magic items before we start

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    Default Re: Catacombs of Ravenloft - OOC

    1st! Suppose this will be my color

    I've got no issue with any of that.

    @dm not sure I gave myself nonmagical or consumable gear. Can I do so before we actually start? Is the map good for lots of movements (very mobile monk here)? I mean if not it's not like it changes much but it be cool if I could so stupid things with a purpose in mind and not just to test it.

    Not sure I should be concerned with lack of healing lol
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    Default Re: Catacombs of Ravenloft - OOC

    Pf2 is loaded with healing! Administer First Aid through the Medicine skill. Hopefully, others know this and are trained / have tools. Of course, death in a one-shot isn’t much different than victory. ;)

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    I'll go for Ordinary basic Red I think.

    Actually looking at people's sheets we've got plenty of healing, Nomrom's alchemist has expert medicine skill, battle medicine and ward medic, SanguinePenguin's rogue has it trained with battle medicine, I've got it trained with assurance but no battle medicine, and BelGareth's paladin has got lay on hands.

    On that note, I forgot to buy healer's tools so I can actually use my Medicine skill, is it OK if I fix that?
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    Default Re: Catacombs of Ravenloft - OOC

    Yes I do understand pathfinder has alot of healing but it's not nessisarly in combat (I may be wrong but thought this was 1 encounter) healing. Administer 1st aid is 1 per hour (I think) per target and battle medicine is 1/day per target. At the same time in combat healing is considered a weak action for a turn usually for most systems so idk lol. So guess it comes down to if its 1 encounter or 1 short campaign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder999 View Post
    On that note, I forgot to buy healer's tools so I can actually use my Medicine skill, is it OK if I fix that?
    Quote Originally Posted by zylodrizzt View Post
    @dm not sure I gave myself nonmagical or consumable gear. Can I do so before we actually start?
    Yes to both, as long as you still have room in your budget, you can buy anything you need.

    However, as soon as I post the IC thread (that will be no earlier than Sunday night), the shops will be closed.

    Quote Originally Posted by zylodrizzt View Post
    Is the map good for lots of movements (very mobile monk here)? I mean if not it's not like it changes much but it be cool if I could so stupid things with a purpose in mind and not just to test it.
    Yes, and this is one of the reasons I chose this map. Compared to PF1 (where the best option, especially at high level, is often to not move beyond a 5-ft step, so that you have a full attack), PF2 offers a lot more dynamic and mobile combat. I wanted to make sure the map allows everyone to try tactics involving mobility.

    Quote Originally Posted by zylodrizzt View Post
    Yes I do understand pathfinder has alot of healing but it's not nessisarly in combat (I may be wrong but thought this was 1 encounter) healing. Administer 1st aid is 1 per hour (I think) per target and battle medicine is 1/day per target. At the same time in combat healing is considered a weak action for a turn usually for most systems so idk lol. So guess it comes down to if its 1 encounter or 1 short campaign.
    PF2 isn't one of those systems. In fact, PF2 is carefully designed so that no action is consistently bad. There are circumstances when in-combat healing is the strongest move. There are circumstances when something else is.

    Also, Treat Wounds isn't usable in combat, as it takes 10 min. Hence Battle Medicine. Yes, it's only 1/day/patient, but it's a solid amount of healing. Most importantly, it requires only 1 action. This makes it nearly as good as a spell.
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    Hey all! Looking forward to a good time. I'll go with green for my goblin to live up to his heritage.

    As for healing, I can make a pretty good amount of healing potions each day and still have alchemical reagents left over for bombs and other combat stuff.

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    So sorry everyone, RL and all that,

    I believe I have updated my sheet as requested, no clue what to spend my money on.

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    Default Re: Catacombs of Ravenloft - OOC

    Great, thanks! This is fine. You have 350gp left to add maybe some consumables? Not strictly necessary though.

    I'll aim to start tonight or tomorrow.

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    I'll take the color blue for my speech bubbles. I don't think I saw anyone with that yet.

    And I'm updated my sheet format just looking at spending the last 350GP and I should be all set.

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    Here is, at long last, the IC thread. Good luck!

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