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OPC Log — 3 Gozran 4717

Monday, April 3, 2017

I spent last weekend at Who's Yer Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, and am traveling back to rainy Seattle. So much rain, the region is breaking records! This weekend gave me the chance to hang out with folks from our Great Lakes region in a setting a bit more personal than Gen Con. I got to play some, run some, and chat quite a bit! Thank you to Venture-Captain Mark Stratton and his team for putting on a quality event and having me out!

Speaking of conventions, April brings us 24 chances of playing Pathfinder Society at a convention, with more being added every day! If you're feeling the urge to get your game on, check out the following:


Location Date
Anime Detour 2017 Bloomington, MN 4/7/17
Conglomeration 2017 Louisville, KY 4/7/17
Conquest Sac 2017 Sacramento, CA 4/7/17
FG Con 10 (2017) Online 4/7/17
Gaming Hoopla 2017 Gurnee, IL 4/7/17
Mage Guild  Convocation 2017 Fayetteville, NC 4/7/17
PathCon 3.5 (2017) Salt Lake City, UT 4/7/17
AB-Con Spring 2017 Aschaffenburg, Germany 4/8/17
GameOn-Icon 2017 Plymouth, NH 4/8/17
Save vs. Hunger 2017 Maryville, TN 4/8/17
Fastaval 2017 Hobro, Denmark 4/12/17
Conquest 2017 Melbourne Melbourne, Australia 4/14/17
Fandemonium 2017 Boise, ID 4/14/17
MTAC 2017 (Middle Tennessee Anime Convention) Nashville, TN 4/14/17
Norwescon 40 (2017) SeaTac, WA 4/14/17
Springfest 2017 Kennewick, WA 4/15/17
2TPK2on Online 4/21/17
Cape Comic Con 2017 Cape Girardeau, MO 4/21/17
NoBrandCon 2017 Wisconsin Dells, WI 4/21/17
NRVcon 2017 Blacksburg, VA 4/22/17
QC Gamefest 2017 Davenport, IA 4/22/17
Kingdom-Con 2017 San Diego, CA 4/27/17
ConTRAPtion 2017 Worthing, England 4/28/17
Farmageddon IV (2017) Farmer City, IL 4/28/17

As a point of note, Pathfinder designer Mark Seifter and Pathfinder Society Developer Linda Zayas-Palmer are attending to QC Gamefest. Just one more reason to attend the convention!

What does it take to run great conventions? A dedicated group of GMs, volunteers, and organizers. I want to give a huge shout out to all those individuals taking time from their own playing to work at conventions and bring Pathfinder Society to a location to you. Three cheers for your support, effort, and enthusiasm!

Speaking of which, we have a few dedicated GMs that reached the 5th star goal this month. To qualify for a fifth star, they must run 150 games, of which 10 must be special events, and run a game for a Venture-Captain, Regional Venture-Coordinator, or Paizo Org Play staff member. This does not include prep time, which can run upwards of 5 hours for each scenario ran. Three cheers for the GMs listed below, for all the time spent behind the screen!

  • Lisa Neilson
  • Minna Hiltula
  • Aaron Bryant
  • Rob Knop
  • Jeffery Hazuka
  • Paul Krauth

Just a reminder, the “OPC Needs a New Character” contest entries are due midnight Pacific tonight. See the organized play blog from Monday, March 20th for more information.

Next week’s blog will see a print of the top characters. You may vote on your favorite from April 10th to 20th and we will announce the winner on April 24th.

Explore – Report – Cooperate!

Tonya Woldridge
Organized Play Coordinator

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Silver Crusade **** Venture-Captain, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Korolan

Congrats everyone one 5 Stars!

Special congrats to RKnop! It's good to see you finally there!

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

Wow lots of familiar names in the list! Congratulations to making it to 5 star island everyone!

Grand Lodge **

HYC had a great turnout. It was nice to have some time to hang out with Tonya after the convention as well.

Liberty's Edge **

Congrats to all but to especially to Jeff Hazuka.

I had the honor to play at many tables ran by Jeff but particularly honored to be at his 5-star confirmation table.

A talented Game Master with a strong understanding of the rules, how and when to apply them, and a quirky sense of humor that always add to the adventures.

Liberty's Edge **

Is there any way to see the Cons for May and June? That way I can maybe plan to attend one?

Please? I have cookies...

The Exchange

Pathfinder Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber
Tonya Woldridge wrote:
OPC Log — 3 Gozran 4716

Are we not on 3 Gozran 4717?

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

Thank you to all hard working GMs, convention volunteers and our latest 5-stars!

Sovereign Court ***

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I do enjoy seeing the conventions happening this month.

Congrats to Jeff and the other 5 stars!

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Washington—Spokane

Congrats to the latest 5 star GMs. Thank you for your dedication and efforts!! Huzzah, Huzzah, Huzzah!!

Thank you to all the convention volunteers and organizers who help spread Pathfinder to all.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Congratulations to the new 5-stars!

Not mentioned in above conventions: CODCon, April 7-9, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Illinois Cold Iron Conventions @CODCON 2017 and CODCON 2017

Grand Lodge **** Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

Wow, lots of familiar names. Congratulations, my friends!


Liberty's Edge *****

4 people marked this as a favorite.

\o/ Thanks, all.

I remember when I got my first star, I thought that four stars was unattainable, and five stars was so far off as to not even be something worth seriously thinking about. I wasn't even sure I'd ever get to three stars.

Somewhere along the line I picked up my playing rate.... In between online, and moving to Pittsburgh (where I drive an hour to gamedays a couple of times a month), I ended up with a lot of opportunities to GM.

Silver Crusade **** Venture-Lieutenant, Pennsylvania—Pittsburgh aka Terminalmancer

rknop wrote:

\o/ Thanks, all.

I remember when I got my first star, I thought that four stars was unattainable, and five stars was so far off as to not even be something worth seriously thinking about. I wasn't even sure I'd ever get to three stars.

Somewhere along the line I picked up my playing rate.... In between online, and moving to Pittsburgh (where I drive an hour to gamedays a couple of times a month), I ended up with a lot of opportunities to GM.

rknop! rknop!

Congratulations to all of the new 5 stars. I have no idea how you put up with the rest of us for so long, but I think we all appreciate it.

***** Venture-Captain, New Hampshire aka D_GENNEXT

Congratulations to the new 5-stars. :)

Silver Crusade ** RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16 aka cartmanbeck

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Where do we find this FG Con 10? I can't find it on the forum search.

Edit: nevermind, found it!

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Germany—Aschaffenburg-Würzburg

Congrats to all the new 5 stars ^^

The Exchange ***** Venture-Agent, North Carolina—Charlotte aka eddv

Bout damn time Aaron

Dark Archive ***** Venture-Captain, Germany—Rhein Main South aka schattenstern

Congratulations to the 5*


Congrats to all the new 5-stars, you're awesome!

Especially awesome is rknop!

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Oregon—Portland aka Gornil

Congrats to all the new 5- Stars!

Sovereign Court ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Missouri—St. Louis aka bluesman95

Congrats to the 5 stars welcome to the club

Silver Crusade ***** Venture-Captain, Indiana—Bloomington aka CanisDirus

Congratulations to all!

Grand Lodge * Contributor

Congrats Minna, and everyone else! :-)

Liberty's Edge *****

Khelreddin wrote:

Congrats to all the new 5-stars, you're awesome!

Especially awesome is rknop!


***** Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Chicago aka thunderspirit

Newly minted five stars! Yay!

**** Venture-Agent, Massachusetts—Boston Metro aka Zoomba

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Congrats Lisa!!! (And all the other 5-stars!)

Shadow Lodge ****

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Lovi, grats on the 5th estrella, mi amiga.

You others are buen too, si.

Shadow Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Azothath

congrats to the 5 star folks.

It will be interesting to see the character submitted.

I know writing up the character designs helped me to figure out what to do with a suli boon... now I have that ratfolk to take care of...


1 person marked this as a favorite.

Congrats to all the 5-Star GMs - thanks for helping make PFS great in your areas!

(Geez, I'm old enough to remember when we had 12 V-C's worldwide, and *a* 5-star GM... it's pretty amazing how this little game of ours has grown!)

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

1 person marked this as a favorite.

We both remember when there were only four scenarios and no stars too. :)

Conga rats for all the new 5-stars!

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Finland—Tampere aka Rei

2 people marked this as a favorite.

I started running games (well technically, I ran one game) back when GMing a scenario meant you couldn't play it and there was no such thing as GM stars... so you could say my stars have been in the pipeline for a bit. ;D

Thank you all! I hope I'm worthy of the purple shinies.

Dark Archive *****

Thanks everyone! :)

Liberty's Edge ***** Venture-Captain, Maryland— Baltimore aka Qstor

Welcome to 5 star island! Congratulations!

Scarab Sages **** Venture-Agent, Ohio—Cincinnati aka Mercurywolf

Congratulations to the new 5-stars!

Also not listed in the list of Cons is Mallicon 2017 in Cincinnati, OH from April 21-23.

** Venture-Agent, Nebraska—Lincoln

congrats to everyone, especially Jeff Hazuka who was the GM of my first PFS game more than 2 years ago.

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