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R5 Rise of the Runelords (notice of cancellation) 11 months 2 days ago #2752

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Scenario: Rise of the Runelords / The Spires of Xin Shalast
System: Savage Worlds
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Special: This is a continuation game, spaces will be reserved for returning players (Andrek, Val, CrusaderHank, Vic, AndrewStatham, Steboacha)
# of Players: 6

A Runelord Rises!

The Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path concludes! The Runelord of Greed, Karzoug the Claimer, stirs in the legendary city of Xin-Shalast. There are more forces than an ancient evil wizard at work in this remote corner of Golarion, a place where the boundaries between reality and nightmare are unnaturally thin. Karzoug's minions have awakened as well, among them giants and dragons and devils and worse. Could there be an even deeper evil poised to emerge from the darkness at the dawn of time? Can the Rise of the Runelords be stopped?



So this is it. It was 2012 when you first rolled up your characters and set out to save Sandpoint from the depredations of goblins and somehow, it's now up to you to save the entire world from a tyrannical wizard king and his army of rune giants. This will be the epic conclusion of the Rise of the Runelords adventure path.

Posting this early as many of the returning players are signed up for Horror on the Orient Express in R4 and R6.

Also, I'm not sure we will need all 8 weeks to finish it (probably closer to 4/5), so does anyone from among the players want to do a split rotation?

Also II, there are rumors of a revised Savage Worlds book called Savage Worlds Black coming out mid 2018. If it is available to me, I will likely be adopting the new rules (assuming they aren't shit and don't differ to dramatically from the existing rules).
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R5 Rise of the Runelords (The Epic Conclusion!) 11 months 2 days ago #2753

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Count me in! SW is overdue for revision so I would welcome a revamp. The magic in particular needs some adjustment.
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R5 Rise of the Runelords (The Epic Conclusion!) 11 months 2 days ago #2754

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Andrek wrote:
Count me in! SW is overdue for revision so I would welcome a revamp. The magic in particular needs some adjustment.

Climbing/Swimming/Throwing combined into the Athletics skill.

Lockpicking renamed to Thievery and it gets a few other thief-related things explicitly like disarming traps and pickpocketing.

Performance is added to the skill list.

Knowledge skills (Academia, Battle, Medicine, Occult, Science) are listed as "these are useful ones we've called out for this setting, make up your own if you want but you'll have to make them useful yourself"

More clarification between the terms Round, Turn, and Action. Round = everybody's turns, all the way from Ace down to Deuce. Turn = everything one character does on their action card in the round. Action = a single use of a skill, etc; a character's turn can consist of multiple actions.

Five new conditions, Distracted (-2 to all Trait rolls); Vulnerable (+2 to rolls against this character); Entangled (can't move and Distracted); Bound (can't move, Distracted, Vulnerable, can't take physical actions other than trying to break free); Stunned (prone, can't move, can't take actions, attackers get The Drop, at start of turn roll Vigor, on success you're Shaken, on a raise you're fine again). Most of these conditions already existed in the system, they just didn't have names.

The new conditions are used in the updated Tests of Will (Smarts or Spirit based options, non-physical, causes Distracted status on success and special table on raise) and Tricks (Agility or Strength based options, physical, causes Vulnerable status on success and special table on raise). I like these changes a lot; it makes them more consistent and interesting.

Updated grappling rules use Entangled and Bound conditions as well.

It's the general consensus over on the Pinnacle forums that the chase rules will get an overhaul too. No mention; re: magic.
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R5 Rise of the Runelords (The Epic Conclusion!) 11 months 2 days ago #2755

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I'm in!
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R5 Rise of the Runelords (The Epic Conclusion!) 11 months 1 day ago #2756

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Solaris will return!
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R5 Rise of the Runelords (The Epic Conclusion!) 10 months 4 weeks ago #2759

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Sign me up Mike
Looking forward to the conclusion
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Raging Soliloquy - Thu 17 Jan - 19:23

Abyss. Be there at about 830 missed the 7 oclock train. Thx

Mr. B - Thu 17 Jan - 09:30

Did you use the link? I know Andy Challis has a MP3 recording of it...

Steboacha - Thu 17 Jan - 00:15

I tried tuneing in to black country radio but couldn't find it :(

Mr. B - Tue 15 Jan - 13:40

The Black Country Radio interview on the Gazathon that Lora and I did on last Friday can be played through their On Demand service. Go to http://www.blackcountryradio.co.uk/radioplayer/od/items/2387/

Mr. B - Mon 14 Jan - 16:59

Thanks for the support and compliments. Really enjoyed the weekend. Please, however, keep plugging and putting word out there as the page is open until 6th March 2019. :D

Cariryn - Mon 14 Jan - 07:22

Great job Tony, Hugh, GMs and players! Much better this morning than I did at this time yesterday!

Sant - Sun 13 Jan - 23:53

Mirrored.. Well done everyone.. Doug did you manage a tpk?

Bane - Sun 13 Jan - 19:06

I would also like to thank all, that came to Gazathon, making it truly spectacular. The concerted effort by everyone, for not only playing, but cleaning up too. Finally thanks to all the Gm's.

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