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Gary Bush wrote:
The main problem with this idea (and I think someone else might have suggested this before) is that VOs arent in all places that players are, and allowing this sort of thing could be seen as unfair to those who dont.
Personally, I do like the idea, but iirc thats why it was shot down last time.
I applaud you, good sir.
I dont know who the organizer of your area is, but around here we keep a relatively up-to-date list of everything everybody has played and GMed for credit. Its in a Dropbox file that is linked on our Facebook page, so everyone has easy access to it. This does a couple things for us:
1. Helps in the scheduling of game days, as we can plan scenarios to do our best to make sure all/most regularly attending people will have something they can play during the day.
2. Gives everyone an easily accessable record of everything played so if they dont remember if theyve played something before its only a few clicks away on their smartphone.
Im not saying its a necessary thing to do, but it has seriously helped the scheduling around here. If you are not the only person having this kind of problem locally, you might want to suggest it to your organizer, though it will take a lot of help from your community, as you dont want to put all the effort of figuring out who played what onto the organizer (if I were in their shoes and someone didnt want to make the effort to put their stuff on it, I wouldnt go out of my way to schedule stuff they can play).
Another option is just talking to your group and/or organizer about what scenarios you would be interested in playing. I started a thread on my groups FB page where people should comment with scenario names they wanted to play. Anybody else who wanted that one shoul Like the comment, so we knew which ones were most popular at the time, so we could schedule things people actively wanted to play at the time.
A third option is to see about having modules or AP chapters being added into the rotation. If you havent played many of those, it can seriously boost the number of options available.
A fourth is to GM more often. If you are currently playing 4 sessions a month and are able to knock that down to 3 (or even 2) by helping out with GMing more often(not knocking the effort youve made so far. youve obviously done at least 30 tables, which is great!), then you will slow your march towards having nothing to play at any given time.
I hope you find some of those helpful, because I strongly oppose mass replay and oppose it being opened up further than what it is, sorry.
I couldnt count on it for events like Gencon, but if you do the multi-table events locally (where the crowd is smaller), you might be able to convince the OverGM and table GMs to go along with it.
I overGMed the Season 2 Special last fall and I allowed (with the table GMs okaying it, too) a cleric at one table to use their turn in combat to fix the blindness of a character at another table.
Might not let things go with Bardic song or Channel and such, but something like that to help with someone's save or suck condition I think is fine.
Edit: I think that same cleric may also have raise dead on someone at another table, too, but I cant remember if that actually happened.
Steven Huffstutler wrote:
Harsk is pretty decent, I'll grant you, but for high level Enora is the best there is.
30-something from Runecarved Key, and at least 1 from a charity auction, was the last count I heard, 2 or 3 of which have not been played, or only recently were created.
The GMs for those tables also received boons later on, so I think the grand total was somewhere around 45.
I know 3 people with them, all of which are still alive (though one has died once). The two that are local are too high of level to play through this one, I believe, though they did get to play them through the other two.
I was thinking that it was able to be run at the convention, but that it couldnt be advertised as the Free RPG Day module except at participating stores.
That said, I could be misremembering what all was decided last year, so before you run it I would definitely check with Brett, since he's your local VC, just in case he remembers it differently.
Hope everyone has a good time!
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Is there something keeping anyone who isnt a VC (such as yourself) from organizing and/or running tables at your local stores, since the VC is busy organizing the convention?
Kristen and I would like to welcome a new member to 'Venture Team' of southern Illinois: Carl Harris.
Carl Harris is a five-star GM who will be serving as Venture Lieutenant for both PFS and PACG and Kristen and I both feel he will do a great job. He's been helping us run our game days since before we got promoted, and is the person who originally got our region jumpstarted in PFS (with lots of help from the VO team from Cape Girardeau, MO).
Congratulations, buddy. You definitely deserve it!
He's American. It's slang. He's a f%+!in doughnut. A f*~!in doughnut.
It's an Eddie Izzard bit. He's talking about how JFK went to Berlin and used the phrase Stephen quoted above. He was trying to say 'Im a Berliner', but 'Berliner' is a type of doughnut I guess. And then people thinking it was intentional and cool.
It's been awhile since Ive watched that bit, so I might be misremembering parts of it.
Stephen Ross wrote:
Did he just say he was a dougnut?
They are if you have a boon.
Stephen Ross wrote:
ya know - I think I just beat the potion bandwagon and that tasteless Potion Sponge... chocolate coated doughnut holes of cure light wounds!
Speaking of items that hold potions...
Anytime players find potions at my table, I make sure to add in what flavor it tastes/smells like/color it is. This can be especially amusing when they find multiple potions and they botch at identifying one of them. "Oooh, that one is dark purple, and smells a like plums, but also a little sour."
Then you get to see who is brave enough to drink things on a chance that its not gonna be a vial of poison. :P
Stephen Ross wrote:
It makes casting the spell a one-round cast, as you cant properly enunciate the verbal components when your mouth is full of delicious doughnut.
Andrew Christian wrote:
Must have missed that part. Thanks for the heads up. :)
Agreed. And I would probably allow it, as finding actual gemstones in a scenario is pretty rare.
Technically, you might be able to go out and buy a gem worth enough gp and then turn that in for the box. Not sure how I would handle that one, but if it would be allowed, youd definitely have to actually pay the gold. No keeping the gold AND getting the box. :P
Move to central or southern Illinois. Between us and E/SE Missouri, we have a lot of VOs over here who travel to a lot of each other's game days and conventions.
And personally, I give out free scenarios to my GMs at least once or twice a year. Anything I've accidentally printed a second copy of (though those are loaners) and at the end of Gencon, I take a stack of scenarios home to give out to GMs, since Paizo doesn't want to ship them back to Seattle.
Eric Brittain wrote:
Another good theory. :)
2. Im not saying none of them are, but before playing through Eyes, I would have assumed they would have been close to being some of the most physically or magically powerful people in the world. Yes, they are likely strong (or some of them), but not to the point where even high(er) leveled characters would have trouble with.
I found the arc very enlightening about the Ten, and in particular...
1. Skyreach gives me the impression that none of the Ten know the true identities of all of the other 9. Its likely due to help prevent situations like what happened in Eyes from happening.
For all we know, if *Eyes BBEG* was just a puppet, then maybe one/some of the Ten are the mastermind.
2. The Ten, from what we have seen, are not particularly combat-effective. Before playing through the arc I would have assumed them all to be high level PC classes who can hold their own in combat. That isnt necessarily what is imparted by Eyes though. They can be bested by warrior the same as any other. They just happen to be more influential than these other people.
Things that wouldnt surprise me (though would totally excite me) going forward with PFS considering the events of Eyes:
1. At least one member of the Ten is actually a/the leader of the Aspis Consortium.
2. Any given NPC that we have interacted with in a scenario is a member of the Ten. (Except Torch.)
3. One of the Ten is the mastermind behind the events in Eyes. (Next Seeker arc perhaps?)
4. They all arent PC races.
5. They all arent from Golarion.
As Jeff stated, I believe the happenings in EotT are an anomoly, and that most Venture Captains likely dont have as much info as is gained by the PCs through the events of the story arc.
The knowledge the main NPCs have is also likely an anomoly. Id wager most VCs know maybe 20% (if that) of what these NPCs do...if you understand where Im going with that math.
I would imagine most of it is so concealed that the end result of the scenarios, that information about the events of the scenarios (and what that means for the Society) is likely not shared beyond the Decemvirate, the PCs, the NPCs that take part and maybe a few other really important people like Dreng and/or Valsin.
IIRC, you will pick your payment method when checking out of the events listing, though you dont need to register with Gencon for tables you are running. If you are Tier 1, youve already done that with Mike, which is enough.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 3 slots
Exhibit hall hours are 10-6 Th-Sat and 10-2 on Sun, I think.
No idea about pre-ordering lunches, but assuming its the same as last year, there is at least one food vendor right outside the Sagamore Ballroom where the PFS stuff goes on.
Hope that helps!
Michael Brock wrote:
Working HQ this year.
Thursday, July 30
Friday, July 31
Saturday, August 1
Sunday, August 2
Jack Amy wrote:
I can hope to one day join the ranks of all you awesome folk. :D
Being a VO or having lots of stars doesnt make you awesome; dedicating time and effort to the campaign does.
The fact that you have 2 stars tells me youve run at least 30 tables, meaning youve put in around 120 hours (or 5 whole days) of game time, PLUS the time it takes to prep for all those tables.
Believe me, you are already awesome, Jack. The campaign needs more people to put in as much effort and time as you have. :)
1. Master of the Fallen Fortress has pregens for four of the APG characters that were designed to be used in the module. I would imagine (though tbh Im not certain) that those would still be usable for that module.
2. My wife and I like to use the minis for the PACG games, especially when actually using the iconics. We find the minis easier to manage than a stack of cards considering that when its just the two of us, we each play 2 characters.
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That's a different situation though, as its a feat (EWP) giving you the ability to use it one-handed, effectively making it a one handed weapon. The conditional situation for a lance is not the same thing.
Proposal: Please fix the "XP / PP / GM star credit" disparity between scenarios and Thornkeep / Emerald Spire
Matthew Morris wrote:
I also just learned that. Just now. When I read your post...
There is no such thing as 'credibility' on these boards when you try to provide some insight into a ruling that is posted who-knows-where and half the board members just respond with something like 'Link please?'