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News Flash! Adventure Card Guild Gets Retail Incentive Program!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Adventure Card Game blog to announce some exciting news! Last September, the Pathfinder Society unveiled a Retail Incentive Program for the Roleplaying Guild, aimed at rewarding purchases made at Friendly Local Game Stores or other retail establishments that offer Pathfinder Society space for games. At the time, we indicated that we'd look at options for an Adventure Card Guild version. The RPG Incentive Program concludes its fourth month in a few days, and it has proven well-received by players and stores alike. We are now pleased to announce the launch of the Adventure Card Guild version of the Retail Incentive Program.
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Adventure Card Guild Retail Incentive Program
This program is designed to encourage players to reward retail locations that are providing space for Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild players. Locations utilizing the program should advertise its presence to their clientele. We realize that each location is unique, and has an overriding right to determine what is best for their business, so participation in this program is not mandatory. In cases where the specifics of the program don't align well with the retail's procedures (for example, if they don't provide receipts, or they run daily tabs), the event coordinator should work with the retailer to best approximate the intent of the policy.
Game stores and other retail locations are an important part of the Pathfinder Society community, and it's important to support them so that they continue to provide support for Pathfinder Society play. Under this program, players can redeem receipts in exchange for modest benefits for the entire party.
Redeeming a receipt simply involves showing it to the event coordinator, who marks the receipt to denote that it was used. A player can only use a receipt in this way on the day of the purchase, and only for an event at that venue. The receipt need not include Paizo products—any products the venue sells count as qualifying purchases. Players cannot acquire or redeem receipts during their own turn or during any player's encounter; otherwise, players can acquire and redeem receipts during play only when doing so does not significantly disrupt gameplay.
If the combined value of the receipts redeemed by players at the table exceeds $10, all of the characters at the table receive the ongoing benefit described below, and each character chooses one of the single-use benefits described below. If the combined value exceeds $50, you may use the enhanced version of the applicable benefits instead. (In countries that use currencies other than US Dollars, use approximate equivalents of $10 and $50; don't worry too much about figuring out the exact exchange rate.) The ongoing benefit lasts for up to 5 hours, and each character may use their chosen one-time benefit once in each scenario played during those 5 hours. Characters can only receive these benefits once during any 5-hour block.
Ongoing Benefit (for all characters)
Harder to Kill: When you reset your hand, you may treat your hand size as 1 lower.
Enhanced Version: When you reset your hand, you may treat your hand size as 2 lower.
Single-Use Benefits (each character chooses one)
Cheaper Boons: Add 1d6 to your check to acquire.
Enhanced Version: Add 2d6 to your check to acquire.
Recover from Wounds: Recharge a random card from your discard pile.
Enhanced Version: Recharge 2 random cards from your discard pile.
Bonus Wealth: Draw 1 card.
Enhanced Version: Draw 2 cards.
The benefits gained from this program are in addition to benefits such as the Accessory Perks referred to in the Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Guide or on Pathfinder Society Rerolls page on paizo.com.
The Adventure Card Guild Guide and the Policies page have been updated to include this program information.
Thanks to Vic, Mike, Keith, and the rest of the Sharks for letting me guest blog and share the news with our Adventure Card Game players. I'm excited about the program and cannot wait to hear stories from the field!
May you draw only boons!
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