Kevin Willis wrote:The GM boxes aren't really intended to "advance your character." They are an alternative added to make GMing more attractive. The final boon for each faction is unlocked when you check off all the "play" goals for that faction. The GM boxes were included to prevent GMing from being perceived as a penalty - "I could have finished the goals on this card but I GMed instead. Guess I won't GM any more."
Huh? If I GM 5 sessions and apply those chronicles to the same PC he completes the GM goal and I only need to achieve 5 other goals to get the final boon (for most factions), since the GM goal counts as 2 goals. There is no distinction between 'play' and 'gm' goals as far as the boons are concerned.
Or do you mean that you can get the final boon without GM'ing, but you'd have to check off all 'play' goals for that?
He means that to unlock the final boon you have to check of all play goals for a faction, so if the GM boxes weren't there a few players might've said "Yeah, well, I won't GM then until I checked off all these boxes".But the GM boxes are there, so everything is cool.