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Introducing the Core Campaign

Monday, January 26, 2015


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As the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign and the Pathfinder RPG itself has developed over the last several years, players have expressed increasing concerns about the availability of replay, new players being overwhelmed or overshadowed by over-optimized characters, Chronicle sheet rewards not having much meaning, and other concerns related to the sheer amount of information and options available to PFS players. With the help of our dedicated venture-captains, the team here at Paizo has developed a solution designed to solve all of these problems—and more. We call this solution the Core Campaign, a new mode of PFS play that utilizes all of the campaign's current scenarios and resources—only with a significantly lower barrier to entry. Here are some of the highlights:

  • The current Pathfinder Society campaign remains unchanged with use of all of Additional Resources. It is still named Pathfinder Society Organized Play. The new option will be titled Pathfinder Society Core Campaign. Both campaign "modes" use the same scenarios, modules, and other sanctioned adventure resources.
  • Every new and veteran player may participate in both the current and Core Campaign at the same time.
  • For players participating in the Core Campaign, only the Core Rulebook, Character Traits Web Enhancement, and Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play may be utilized for character creation.
  • At no time may any trait, feat, equipment, magic item, skill, animal companion, familiar, or any other character option come from a source beyond these three resources unless it appears on a Chronicle sheet. Race boons found on Chronicle sheets may not be used in the Core Campaign.
  • If an item appears on a Chronicle sheet, a PC may purchase and use it regardless of the book it comes from, with the exception of a boon that opens up a different character race.
  • Just like in the current campaign, a player may receive credit once for playing and once for GMing a scenario in the Core Campaign; this credit is independent of player and GM credit in the Pathfinder Society Organized Play campaign. This means a player can play once in each of the two campaigns and GM for credit once in each of the campaigns (four credits total, two per campaign), not including any limited replay opportunities established in the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play.
  • At any point a player wants to transition their character from the Core Campaign to the existing campaign, they may do so. However, they may not bring that character back to the Core Campaign. As set forth in the current rules, a character may not have two of the same Chronicle sheet assigned to him, regardless of whether it was earned in the Core or existing campaign.

  • Illustration by
    Jason Rainville
  • GMs may utilize whatever books a scenario, module, quest, Adventure Path, or other sanctioned adventure utilizes.
  • The Core Campaign offers limited replay opportunities for players who have already experienced an adventure in the standard campaign. There have been comments that veteran players have limited opportunities to play with new players and "show them the ropes." Opening up every adventure for replay an additional time allows for veteran players to play a scenario with a new player and still receive credit.
  • This initative allows for an immediate influx of four new play opportunities every month—two new senarios playable in the existing campaign and the same two scenarios avalable for play in the Core Campaign.
  • Game mechanics outside of the Core Rulebook, such as reposition and dirty trick, are not allowed unless a Chronicle sheet specifically opens it as a character option.
  • Retraining may be utilized as the rules currently allow, but only when a PC retrains to take an option from one of the allowed Core Campaign resources.
  • GMs will receive star credit for GMing a game, regardless of whether it was an existing campaign or Core Campaign game.
  • If a Core Rulebook option advises that something found in the Core Rulebook is clarified in the Bestiary 1, then the player uses that specific option out of the Bestiary 1 to meet the requirement set forth in the Core Rulebook. That would include, but is not limited to, animal companions, special abilities, summon spells, etc... Only the Bestiary 1 is available for these extra options outside of the Core Rulebook.

The next question I think people will ask is: when we will be able to start playing games in the Core Campaign? We're planning to have this system publicly available and ready for you to use later this week! When creating a new event, the new system will allow you to select if a scenario is being run in the existing campaign, Core Campaign, or both (for multiple tables of the same adventure). Likewise, when reporting data from completed sessions, the system allows the person entering data to choose to report which campaign the session was run in.

We hope that this new initiative, along with the new faction journal cards highlighted in last week's blog, will bring an exciting new energy to the campaign on a global scale. I look forward to reading thoughts about the new Core Campaign and how it will help your local Pathfinder Society community.

Mike Brock
Global Organized Play Coordinator

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Shadow Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Northwest aka WalterGM

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thaX wrote:

So, I already have a Core character, though she was created before this announcement. (Our area was already discussing doing CORE only games)

Is there any way to make her a Core Character for this new campaign mode? (I have not played her yet)

If the character has no chronicles applied, she can be changed as much as you like, or even reassigned or cloned into the Core Campaign.

Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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Walter Sheppard wrote:

Since I know I'll be asked--right now there are 4 non-core races legal for PFS play (kitsune, nagaji, tengu and wayang), are these jokers legal for Core Campaign play?

The language making them legal appears in the Guide but players are required to have the Bestiary/ARG to play them in PFS. So I'm unsure at the moment.

When the Guide is updated to add a Core mode info section, it will clarify that. To clarify, only races in the Core Rulebook may be chosen at character creation.

Shadow Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Northwest aka WalterGM

Awesome, thanks Mike!

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thaX wrote:

So, I already have a Core character, though she was created before this announcement. (Our area was already discussing doing CORE only games)

Is there any way to make her a Core Character for this new campaign mode? (I have not played her yet)

If you've not played her yet, then she has no reported sessions, thus no Chronicles. So, you would be playing from level 1 with 0 XPs. I don't understand the question.

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Dave Setty wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
And it is a reason we are considering languages for a boon. Whether it be a convention boon, novel boon, holiday boon, or another type altogether is yet to be detailed.

I dunno. These languages are a character background/concept thing, so locking them behind a boon doesn't help. Loss of mechanical options isn't a huge thing, but this cuts off concepts at the role-playing level - it just doesn't make any sense to play a character that somehow grew up in Katheer without learning to speak Kelish.

I really wish you'd reconsider this part.

Agreed.

One simple solution would be a half-page in version 7 of the Guide that lists the ethnicities of humans and which racial language they have. That way, you don't have to expand the assumed references.

There is a danger, of course, of calling for things to be added to the Guide so that the Core game can have them. But, when it comes to Golarion, I like the idea (even in Core-only games) of humans being able to be from the various nations that make up Golarion, and speaking the appropriate language.

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Michael Brock wrote:
Dave Setty wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
And it is a reason we are considering languages for a boon. Whether it be a convention boon, novel boon, holiday boon, or another type altogether is yet to be detailed.

I dunno. These languages are a character background/concept thing, so locking them behind a boon doesn't help. Loss of mechanical options isn't a huge thing, but this cuts off concepts at the role-playing level - it just doesn't make any sense to play a character that somehow grew up in Katheer without learning to speak Kelish.

I really wish you'd reconsider this part.

(And I think I'll get that short "where is my character from" guide I've been meaning to make finished. I think the organized play guide could use something like that regardless of play mode.)

I understand and it was debated. The VOs and Paizo staff discussed what books should be included for a LONG time. Initially, it was going to be PFS Field Guide, Seeker of Secrets, Inner Sea World Guide, and any other book that was PFS related. After much discussion and debate. We decided that the Core mode should deal as close to the Core Rulebook as possible with as little deviation as possible. We did decide the trait document needed to be the only exception and included since traits don't appear in the CRB. It was decided the more books we opened, the further we got away from the spirit of what we wanted Core mode to be.

Will there be some growing pains? Most assuredly. Can we adjust and make things better as we go? You bet.

Short and simple solution (????)

List the languages available in the Guild for Organized Play. Copy list from Inner Sea World Guild, paste into GfOP.

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Indiana—Martinsville aka thaX

Another way to put it.

Is there going to be a way to denote Core characters in PFS or a checkmark in the profile to assign core only to the character(s) that are going to be such?

edit. About the languages, there could be a Core Character internet resource that would be in addition to the Core book, traits and Guide. I would include Languages, a list of Race Traits for the Core races (So Adopted makes sense) and a couple of other things that Pathfinders would need. (I believe Wayfinders may need to be in here also)

Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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For those interested, this just in from Warhorn:

PFS organizers and players: we'll be adding support in the upcoming days for the Core Campaign mode announced today at http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lh0h?Introducing-the-Core-Campaign. Organizers will be able to choose whether a given session is run in the Organized Play mode or the Core Campaign model. further details coming soon!

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Michael Brock wrote:
Dave Setty wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
And it is a reason we are considering languages for a boon. Whether it be a convention boon, novel boon, holiday boon, or another type altogether is yet to be detailed.

I dunno. These languages are a character background/concept thing, so locking them behind a boon doesn't help. Loss of mechanical options isn't a huge thing, but this cuts off concepts at the role-playing level - it just doesn't make any sense to play a character that somehow grew up in Katheer without learning to speak Kelish.

I really wish you'd reconsider this part.

(And I think I'll get that short "where is my character from" guide I've been meaning to make finished. I think the organized play guide could use something like that regardless of play mode.)

I understand and it was debated. The VOs and Paizo staff discussed what books should be included for a LONG time. Initially, it was going to be PFS Field Guide, Seeker of Secrets, Inner Sea World Guide, and any other book that was PFS related. After much discussion and debate. We decided that the Core mode should deal as close to the Core Rulebook as possible with as little deviation as possible. We did decide the trait document needed to be the only exception and included since traits don't appear in the CRB. It was decided the more books we opened, the further we got away from the spirit of what we wanted Core mode to be.

Will there be some growing pains? Most assuredly. Can we adjust and make things better as we go? You bet.

On this front, Mike, you might consider making a regional language list or table in the PFSGtOP. You might have to errata the guide midseason, but that makes more sense than a Varisian who can't speak Varisian. Just a suggestion.

The Exchange ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Belafon

Another hypothetical that's already been asked of me:

If a wizard finds a scroll of a non-core spell on a chronicle, can be scribe it into his spellbook? How about if he finds an NPC's spellbook?

Sovereign Court ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Missouri—Cape Girardeau

Mike;
I've already voiced my approval of this new campaign. I'll probably be the GM to run non-core mostly as I'm one of the most experienced.

I do have 1 question for you. Are you tired of answering all our questions yet?

:) :)

Dark Archive *

I GMed two sessions of the Silverhex Chronicles for my brother, his wife and their 3 kids. They have not made any characters yet, can they just apply all the sheets from SHC and make PFS Core characters? I feel Core is pefect for them as hundreds of dollars in books is not high on the family budget.

I'd hate to to have to rerun those for them so I'm hoping there is a chance that they can use those chronicles to make Core characters.

Silver Crusade *****

As a player with very few available games left, I am quite excited for this. As an organizer running 3 tables a week and now the occasional small convention, I am not looking forward to the mental gymnastics required.

Sovereign Court ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Missouri—Cape Girardeau

For those who are worried about having to play the table roulette, just advertise the games as [CORE] or [OPEN] when you post them. Or have people sign up ahead of time.

Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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Kevin Willis wrote:

Another hypothetical that's already been asked of me:

If a wizard finds a scroll of a non-core spell on a chronicle, can be scribe it into his spellbook? How about if he finds an NPC's spellbook?

Yes. It's on a Chonicle. See the bullet points in the blog.

As for scribing from a NPC found spell book, yes as long as the GM notes it on the Chronicle.

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Tim Statler wrote:

Mike;

I've already voiced my approval of this new campaign. I'll probably be the GM to run non-core mostly as I'm one of the most experienced.

I do have 1 question for you. Are you tired of answering all our questions yet?

:) :)

Not yet. I'm drinking red ale as I go. So, the more questions asked, the more red ale I drink ;-)

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Oregon—Portland aka xebeche

Michael Brock wrote:
thaX wrote:

So, I already have a Core character, though she was created before this announcement. (Our area was already discussing doing CORE only games)

Is there any way to make her a Core Character for this new campaign mode? (I have not played her yet)

If you've not played her yet, then she has no reported sessions, thus no Chronicles. So, you would be playing from level 1 with 0 XPs. I don't understand the question.

I'm curious how rebuild rules will work. If a character is played under the status quo and the player wants them to be under the Core Campaign starting at 2nd-level, is this possible? Or must a character be played under the Core Campaign from the very beginning?

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DubiousYak wrote:

I GMed two sessions of the Silverhex Chronicles for my brother, his wife and their 3 kids. They have not made any characters yet, can they just apply all the sheets from SHC and make PFS Core characters? I feel Core is pefect for them as hundreds of dollars in books is not high on the family budget.

I'd hate to to have to rerun those for them so I'm hoping there is a chance that they can use those chronicles to make Core characters.

Yes

Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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Tim Statler wrote:
For those who are worried about having to play the table roulette, just advertise the games as [CORE] or [OPEN] when you post them. Or have people sign up ahead of time.

From Warhorn:

PFS organizers and players: we'll be adding support in the upcoming days for the Core Campaign mode announced today at http://paizo.com/paizo/blog/v5748dyo5lh0h?Introducing-the-Core-Campaign. Organizers will be able to choose whether a given session is run in the Organized Play mode or the Core Campaign model. further details coming soon!

Shadow Lodge ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Northwest aka WalterGM

Alright, since someone already asked about the

Spoiler:
Thassilonian Specialist

question, am I correct in assuming that players won't be able to use that option until they complete
Spoiler:
The Waking Rune
with a Core Campaign PC?
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Asked another way, are boons found on chronicle sheets cross-campaign? Or are they campaign specific?

Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

xebeche wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
thaX wrote:

So, I already have a Core character, though she was created before this announcement. (Our area was already discussing doing CORE only games)

Is there any way to make her a Core Character for this new campaign mode? (I have not played her yet)

If you've not played her yet, then she has no reported sessions, thus no Chronicles. So, you would be playing from level 1 with 0 XPs. I don't understand the question.
I'm curious how rebuild rules will work. If a character is played under the status quo and the player wants them to be under the Core Campaign starting at 2nd-level, is this possible? Or must a character be played under the Core Campaign from the very beginning?

Played from the very beginning.

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Removed a post and the replies to it. Constructive criticism is fine, but asking what our staff "is smoking" in regards to an announcement or game decision is ultimately inappropriate and baiting.

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Walter Sheppard wrote:

Alright, since someone already asked about the

** spoiler omitted **
question, am I correct in assuming that players won't be able to use that option until they complete ** spoiler omitted ** with a Core Campaign PC?
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Asked another way, are boons found on chronicle sheets cross-campaign? Or are they campaign specific?

Campaign specific.

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Tim Statler wrote:
For those who are worried about having to play the table roulette, just advertise the games as [CORE] or [OPEN] when you post them. Or have people sign up ahead of time.

Maybe if there is a little pop-up saying "This is a CORE game! Are you sure you want to sign up for it?" Otherwise, I doubt that will help. For example, this weekend I ran WinterCon, and the Murder's Mark table lost half its players at the half way point. Why? Because, as a module, it was scheduled for two slots. And those three players hadn't read the description in the sign-up sheet that said (right next to the name of the module) "This adventure takes up both the afternoon and evening slots."

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As a coordinator at a small store that has 2 or 3 tables a game day, I have to say the thought of this is already giving me a stress-induced stomachache. I can already predict that the people who make it unpleasant to be a coordinator are going to get even worse now that they have an additional criteria to make demands regarding.

Grand Lodge

I already have enough problems convincing vets to run older scenarios. This will make it unlikely I'll get to play older season scenarios in regular mode.

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You, sir, just revitalized the interest of two jaded GMs (3 & 4 star) in PFS!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!

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The Fourth Horseman wrote:
On this front, Mike, you might consider making a regional language list or table in the PFSGtOP. You might have to errata the guide midseason, but that makes more sense than a Varisian who can't speak Varisian. Just a suggestion.

I was just thinking this.

It may have to wait for the new guide later this year, but it would be better then hunting for boons so you can speak your native tongue.

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F'ing Awesome!

I'm sure this will cause some headaches organizing at the start, but this is fantastic and will really help for a long time to come.

Question might be asked above (will search shortly), but if a Chronicle grants access to an additional resource to *all* the player's characters, does that apply to both campaigns or just the one that the chronicle was earned within?

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Faunra Eveningstar wrote:
I already have enough problems convincing vets to run older scenarios. This will make it unlikely I'll get to play older season scenarios in regular mode.

Huh... I'm kind of surprised by that. I enjoy running some of the older season scenarios. Also, in the various places I go (right now, the Pittsburgh area, albeit it's just a couple of gamedays I've been to), and online, there's a heavy presence of older scenarios.

Grand Lodge *

I saw the post re the Gencon special. Will every single table at Gencon be labeled either Core or non Core?

Thanks for all the efforts Mike and Co!

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Christopher Woldridge wrote:
The Fourth Horseman wrote:
On this front, Mike, you might consider making a regional language list or table in the PFSGtOP. You might have to errata the guide midseason, but that makes more sense than a Varisian who can't speak Varisian. Just a suggestion.

I was just thinking this.

It may have to wait for the new guide later this year, but it would be better then hunting for boons so you can speak your native tongue.

It will be something we seriously debate and discuss in the coming weeks

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Akeela Valerian, the Wolf wrote:

I saw the post re the Gencon special. Will every single table at Gencon be labeled either Core or non Core?

Thanks for all the efforts Mike and Co!

On the physical ticket and the GenCon sign up system? It should be on both.

The Exchange ***** Venture-Captain, Ireland—Belfast aka heretic

Alex McGuire wrote:

As a player with very few available games left, I am quite excited for this. As an organizer running 3 tables a week and now the occasional small convention, I am not looking forward to the mental gymnastics required.

Alex, much kudos for contributing so much to the community. The extra options & choice that we're getting here will require imagination and flexibility to make the most off! Rest assured though there will be no shortage of experience & advice here on how to make sure things work out.

W

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Majuba wrote:

F'ing Awesome!

I'm sure this will cause some headaches organizing at the start, but this is fantastic and will really help for a long time to come.

Question might be asked above (will search shortly), but if a Chronicle grants access to an additional resource to *all* the player's characters, does that apply to both campaigns or just the one that the chronicle was earned within?

Can you give an example? I think this may be on a case-by-case basis and something we put into the FAQ.

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Yea read to the bottom, and like to say THANK YOU! for the hard work you and the VO's put into this.

Grand Lodge

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rknop wrote:
Faunra Eveningstar wrote:
I already have enough problems convincing vets to run older scenarios. This will make it unlikely I'll get to play older season scenarios in regular mode.

Huh... I'm kind of surprised by that. I enjoy running some of the older season scenarios. Also, in the various places I go (right now, the Pittsburgh area, albeit it's just a couple of gamedays I've been to), and online, there's a heavy presence of older scenarios.

They have no motivation to run them as they have already run and played most of them and can't get credit. Now they might be motivated to run them, but in the core system. I paid a lot of money for these books, and want to use them.

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Faunra Eveningstar wrote:
rknop wrote:
Faunra Eveningstar wrote:
I already have enough problems convincing vets to run older scenarios. This will make it unlikely I'll get to play older season scenarios in regular mode.

Huh... I'm kind of surprised by that. I enjoy running some of the older season scenarios. Also, in the various places I go (right now, the Pittsburgh area, albeit it's just a couple of gamedays I've been to), and online, there's a heavy presence of older scenarios.

They have no motivation to run them as they have already run and played most of them and can't get credit. Now they might be motivated to run them, but in the core system. I paid a lot of money for these books, and want to use them.

Luckily, we are still releasing two new scenarios every month, as well as sanctioning new modules and APs, so you will still get plenty of use out of those books!

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Just posting to join the chorus of voices expressing delight and enthusiasm about this development.

On the regional languages question, I vote novel boons! I love novel boons!

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Michael Brock wrote:
Majuba wrote:

F'ing Awesome!

I'm sure this will cause some headaches organizing at the start, but this is fantastic and will really help for a long time to come.

Question might be asked above (will search shortly), but if a Chronicle grants access to an additional resource to *all* the player's characters, does that apply to both campaigns or just the one that the chronicle was earned within?

Can you give an example? I think this may be on a case-by-case basis and something we put into the FAQ.

Examples:

Season 4 Mega Spoiler:
Opening up Sin Magic from Waking Rune

and

Season 5 spoilers:
Chronicles that open up spells to all characters, such as Weapon in the Rift and Port Godless

Grand Lodge ***** Global Organized Play Coordinator

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Tarma wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
Majuba wrote:

F'ing Awesome!

I'm sure this will cause some headaches organizing at the start, but this is fantastic and will really help for a long time to come.

Question might be asked above (will search shortly), but if a Chronicle grants access to an additional resource to *all* the player's characters, does that apply to both campaigns or just the one that the chronicle was earned within?

Can you give an example? I think this may be on a case-by-case basis and something we put into the FAQ.

Examples:

** spoiler omitted **

and

** spoiler omitted **

Gotcha. As mentioned earlier in this thread, chronicle boons are campaign specific. So, no cross-campaign mixing.

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Mimo Tomblebur wrote:
As a coordinator at a small store that has 2 or 3 tables a game day, I have to say the thought of this is already giving me a stress-induced stomachache. I can already predict that the people who make it unpleasant to be a coordinator are going to get even worse now that they have an additional criteria to make demands regarding.

Mimo, I hear you and yes, there will be some getting used to the new choices. If you do run into problems remember there is a lot of experience and expertise available on these forums!

W

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Michael Brock wrote:
Gotcha. As mentioned earlier in this thread, chronicle boons are campaign specific. So, no cross-campaign mixing.

Just saw the answer on the second page. So the "All PCs" boons work for all characters that are in the same campaign, resource-availability depending. And if a PC switches campaigns I imagine they don't lose access to anything they had.

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I see so many people going straight for the negative, "What if the Core table doesn't make, I just have to go home or play a pregen.." There are other options! We can have as many characters as we want. I've got 16 right now, with something in every tier. Some are GM babies, some are characters I've played all the way up to 13. Now, I'm gonna make more characters for this campaign and challenge myself to make it to Eyes without the cheese. I'm excited and looking forward to it. Regardless of whether or not my original table makes, I'll have a character. Anyone playing can do the same thing! Maybe, I'm a glass half-full kinda person though.

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Michael Brock wrote:
Kelly Youngblood wrote:
What of human languages from the Inner Sea World guide such as Kelish and Tien? Some scenarios seem to expect that you will know one or more of these.
Unless they appear on a Chronicle sheet, they are not available.

They appear as being viable options in the Guide to Organized play? Wouldn't that count as a source for them much like the redirect from the core to the Bestiary?

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Majuba wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
Gotcha. As mentioned earlier in this thread, chronicle boons are campaign specific. So, no cross-campaign mixing.
Just saw the answer on the second page. So the "All PCs" boons work for all characters that are in the same campaign, resource-availability depending. And if a PC switches campaigns I imagine they don't lose access to anything they had.

Correct. Nothing is lossed when a Character moves from Core mode to normal mode.

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Gamerskum wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
Kelly Youngblood wrote:
What of human languages from the Inner Sea World guide such as Kelish and Tien? Some scenarios seem to expect that you will know one or more of these.
Unless they appear on a Chronicle sheet, they are not available.
They appear as being viable options in the Guide to Organized play? Wouldn't that count as a source for them much like the redirect from the core to the Bestiary?

Yes and we will make sure that is clear when we add the new section to the guide covering core campaign mode. The only thing off the top if my head that doesn't apply for Core campaign out of the guide is the inability to make an alternate race outside of the core Rulebook (though I've had a fair amount of red ale and may be forgetting something).

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I fully anticipate "No", but I guess I have to ask and be sure:

EyesOfTheTen:
Can I apply the boon from there in an Existing Campaign character to a new Core character?

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Also, Eyes of the Ten twice without burning four stars. How 'bout that?

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Perhaps this can be a partial solution to a problem I have with having so many Cons in my area that some of my players will play everything new in one weekend, multiple times a year, making it difficult for me to schedule. If I could convince them to play Core while they are away and then come home to play the real game, that might help. The trick will be integrating the influx of Core players that show up after Gen Con.

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