Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Starfinder


Pathfinder Society


Pathfinder Adventure Card Game


I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane!

OPC Log—12 Kuthona 4716

Monday, December 12, 2016

With only a couple of weeks left in this year, the Pathfinder Society team finds itself working feverishly to wrap up loose ends before taking a few days to relax and visit friends and family. I'm heading out this week, with Linda and John a few days behind me. But never fear! Come January, we all will be diving back into work, finalizing plans on Season 9 and getting the rest of Season 8 ready for our players!

One of the loose ends we tied up neatly was our first quarter 2017 travel. This year, we shared some of the traveling so that everyone on the team has the opportunity to meet and greet our players.

First up, John travels to Columbia, South Carolina to attend S.C.A.R.A.B the weekend of January 13th-16th. This is one of the 5 largest conventions on the Pathfinder Society calendar. Organized by RVC Del Collins and his team, this convention offers a full slate of Pathfinder Society goodies. On offer, a variety of Roleplaying Guild scenarios and quests, as well as the pregenerated character scenarios #7-98 Serpents' Ire and #7-99 Through Maelstrom Rift. The Season 8 interactive special, The Cosmic Captive runs during the Saturday 8 PM slot. New this year, offerings of the Adventure Card Game and Adventure Card Guild play. Check out their website at here for more information.

Attendees of TotalCon in Marlborough, Massachusetts, get a double header of Paizo Staff. Designer Mark Seifter accompanies PFS developer Linda Zayas-Palmer to the convention occurring from February 23rd to the 26th. Besides a full slate of Pathfinder Society activities, two offerings of retired scenario #21 The Eternal Obelisk. Venture-Captain Ray Diaz, who is organizing the convention, has information on how seats at Linda & Mark's tables will be allocation. Visit theTotalCon website for full details on this convention.

My first trip is to Nevada and the Las Vegas Open the weekend of February 3rd to 5th. While predominately a war-game and miniatures convention, organizers branched out to roleplaying in their offerings this year. We have a full slate of activities organized by Venture-Captain Ethan Cline. I'll be running the retired scenario #09 Eye of the Crocodile King on Sunday afternoon, as well as participating in other Pathfinder Society games. For more information on the convention, check out their website.

We hijacked designer Stephen Radney-McFarland and named him an honorary Pathfinder Society team member as well. Stephen travels to Everett, Washington, from January 13th to 15th for OrcaCon. Besides his normal shenanigans, he is running a table of #19 Skeleton Moon, another retired PFS scenario. Besides Stephen, you can catch up with several other Paizo staffers participating in a variety of panels. Come out to the convention, say hi, and join in some fun! More information for OrcaCon may be found on their website.

Speaking of conventions. There still is time to submit an application to be a 2017 convention lead or sub-lead for some of our biggest shows, including PaizoCon, Gen Con, and PAX West. Check out last week's Pathfinder Society blog for the specifics!

Next week, John gives us a peek into the December scenarios #8-10 and #8-11. I'll be back once more before the end of the year, with tales of sun, dice, and loads of Pathfinder Society. So happy holidays to all and see you on the 26th!

Until next time—Explore, Report, Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Coordinator

More Paizo Blog.
Tags: Community Conventions Pathfinder Society
Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

I can see I will need to bring my most hilarious character to Eye of the Crocodile King! :D

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Agent aka Upaynao

Retired scenarios? At Total Con???? Well then, I'm just going to have to make time for that.

Grand Lodge ****

This is all very cool news. Out of curiosity, what does it take to get a retired scenario ran at a convention? Lots of notice? A specific member of the community to get flown in on the con's dime? I'm sure more conventions, especially outside the US, would love the opportunity. Would just be a matter of learning what the parameters to be met were.

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Captain, New Zealand—Dunedin aka dinketry

Don't forget to put PaizoConOz 2017 on your calendar for October 13-15 in New Zealand at Hobbiton!!!

Early Bird special still open til the end of the month - check us out on FB, Warhorn, Meetup, or here!

The Shire beckons....

Paizo Employee ***** Pathfinder Society Lead Developer

kevin_video wrote:
This is all very cool news. Out of curiosity, what does it take to get a retired scenario ran at a convention? Lots of notice? A specific member of the community to get flown in on the con's dime? I'm sure more conventions, especially outside the US, would love the opportunity. Would just be a matter of learning what the parameters to be met were.

The traditional requirement (a tradition of ~2.5 years, that is) involves having a member of the Pathfinder Society team present to run the adventure. We also tend to run a slot or two of retired/revised adventures at PaizoCon.

If you would like to participate, work with your organizers and convention staff to arrange for one of us to head your direction. Keep in mind we schedule our travel in big blocks of time, though, so it's important to plan this out well in advance. We do, however, endeavor to reach as many regions as we can.

Grand Lodge ****

John Compton wrote:
If you would like to participate, work with your organizers and convention staff to arrange for one of us to head your direction. Keep in mind we schedule our travel in big blocks of time, though, so it's important to plan this out well in advance. We do, however, endeavor to reach as many regions as we can.

Are you guys cool with going to different countries?

And by PFS team, do you mean specifically those from Paizo itself, or would someone like Thurston Hillman count?

Paizo Employee ***** Organized Play Coordinator

6 people marked this as a favorite.
kevin_video wrote:
John Compton wrote:
If you would like to participate, work with your organizers and convention staff to arrange for one of us to head your direction. Keep in mind we schedule our travel in big blocks of time, though, so it's important to plan this out well in advance. We do, however, endeavor to reach as many regions as we can.

Are you guys cool with going to different countries?

And by PFS team, do you mean specifically those from Paizo itself, or would someone like Thurston Hillman count?

Cool with traveling to other countries? *tries for nonchalance* Well, I guess, if we must. *fails save*

Heck yeah! I love new places :)

Currently, the team is John and Linda for development, Mark for design, Emily for art, and myself as coordinator. In the past, we've granted authors permission to run their scenario, if retired. But we haven't retired any of Thurston's writings :)

What does it take to get a staffer to your convention? Varies. The more costs the convention can offset, the easier it is to add to the schedule. But it also depends on timing, when the request is coming in, what other deadlines are looming, if we have other travel plans, and who else might be traveling.

To give you an idea - we have the entire 2017 PFS travel schedule outlined. There is some flexibility in the next few months and after Gen Con, but May through August is pretty full. So if you want a staffer, I suggest sending a request in asap!

** Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East

Oh, hey, I'll be at OrcaCon! I will definitely try to get into Stephen's game; that sounds awesome.

* Contributor—Canadian Maplecakes

5 people marked this as a favorite.
Tonya Woldridge wrote:
In the past, we've granted authors permission to run their scenario, if retired. But we haven't retired any of Thurston's writings :)

Admittedly, I did get special permission to run True Dragons of Absalom. All this, in spite of my rather low number of GMing stars... *innocent whistle*

*****

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Thurston Hillman wrote:
... low number of GMing stars...

It's because no one will play at his table since the incident with the <redacted>.

(I kid... Thurtsy's a fine GM despite the lack of hydrogen fusion accouterments.)

***

2 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

Here I thought it was the huge number of dead Grippli laying in his wake...

Grand Lodge **

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber
Paul Trani wrote:

Don't forget to put PaizoConOz 2017 on your calendar for October 13-15 in New Zealand at Hobbiton!!!

Early Bird special still open til the end of the month - check us out on FB, Warhorn, Meetup, or here!

The Shire beckons....

Gonna be awesome cant wait for the Saturday night!!!

****

Awesome!
Looks like I'll have to set aside some extra time to hang out and have fun at TotalCon this year.

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Captain, Virginia—Richmond West aka Slothsy

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Likewise, we also have MarsCon going on the weekend of January 13th-15th down in Williamsburg VA! We've got a large PFS presence there (it's the Richmond, VA's biggest con of the year). If anyone's interested in attending, drop me a PM and I can get you all of the details.

The Exchange ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Western Eurasia-Middle East aka Wintergreen

Tonya Woldridge wrote:


To give you an idea - we have the entire 2017 PFS travel schedule outlined. There is some flexibility in the next few months and after Gen Con, but May through August is pretty full. So if you want a staffer, I suggest sending a request in asap!

Really hope that UK Games Expo and/or PaizoCon UK 2017 are on that schedule!

Grand Lodge *

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
David Harrison wrote:
Tonya Woldridge wrote:


To give you an idea - we have the entire 2017 PFS travel schedule outlined. There is some flexibility in the next few months and after Gen Con, but May through August is pretty full. So if you want a staffer, I suggest sending a request in asap!

Really hope that UK Games Expo and/or PaizoCon UK 2017 are on that schedule!

Well, the implications in the press releases are that Paizo will be turning up in (relative) force. :)

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo / Organized Play / Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild / Paizo Blog: I'm Leaving On a Jet Plane! All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.

©2002-2017 Paizo Inc.® | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific time.

Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, Starfinder, the Starfinder logo, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Legends, Pathfinder Online, Starfinder Adventure Path, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.