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Andoran

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In the Pregenerated Character Lists the High Level Ezren seems to be missing an ally.

Andoran *****

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Duncan7291 wrote:
As long as you have a chronicle that is for that character and played before the cutoff date then you are good to go.

You are missing the important part, that chronicle received prior to the cut off part must have been as playing a Tiefling, which is not what the poster describes.

Andoran

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Eric Clingenpeel wrote:
Just make it known that if a player is replaying a scenario then they'll be seated last. Fresh players get first priority.

That may work, I do something similar with PFS when I am short on GMs.

Andoran

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One idea I was thinking of was to run scenarios multiple times during the same day but because replay is allowed there is a good chance I will have a good amount of players just stick around for all the games.

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Michael Brock wrote:
The old pregens from the core are being reworked.

This surprises me, I was certain they would not be touched so they continue to match what is in the NPC Guide.

Andoran

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Flat the Impaler wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
Local "Gaming" stores offering discounts or support outside of Magic the Gathering is not a thing that happens down here.
In that case I recommend moving. ;)

Working on it... ;) But unlikely to happen.

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kinevon wrote:
I would suspect that all the Season 6 scenarios that are in the pipe already have entries in teh database, and just need a switch thrown.

Maybe Emerald Spire is as well, but they used a Red button for it and no one wants to hit the red Button...

What am I saying! Everyone who works at Paizo would hit the Red button!

Andoran

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Flat the Impaler wrote:

I thought it was mentioned somewhere that stores registering their involvement in PACG OP would get reduced-cost base/expansion sets (something in the order of "just pay shipping").

Heck, even if they did have to crack open one of their own boxes (their cost: wholesale), if you have in excess of 12 people interested in playing in your area, surely they can be convinced to invest in capturing this player base.

If not, maybe you can negotiate a significant discount for yourself in exchange for bringing potential players into the store; even if they sold it to you at wholesale, if 1 person buys 1 thing from them, they come out ahead (dollar-wise anyhow; I'm not trying to start a principles of economics debate here).

If this is still too costly for them, I second the "go elsewhere" approach, both in terms of playing and buying.

Thanks for the reply Flat the Impaler.

If your first point is true, that might be something I may be able to work with.

A Discount is not an option, have tried it in the past and it was a no go.

Going to another store to play would be the same experience.

Local "Gaming" stores offering discounts or support outside of Magic the Gathering is not a thing that happens down here.

Andoran

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Chris O'Reilly wrote:
Have you contacted your area venture leadership? The PACG VL gets 2 sets to promote play

We don't have any local VOs.

Andoran

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Drogon wrote:
You need to come to Denver and see how game stores are supposed to be run, Dragnmoon.

I am working on it. Trying to convince the Air Force they want to give me orders to there.

Andoran

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Drogon wrote:

Charge $1 to play. Collect the money to buy more boxes.

Also, actively search for players who *will* invest in the game (I find it weird that none of your players will, actually - I'd think they'd want to be able to play casual games with their friends, and the fact that they aren't makes me worry about what kind of personalities these guys are).

Finally: what is your local store's involvement? Are they unwilling to invest in this, as well? If so, find another store and stop giving this one your money until they learn how powerful a tool having someone as dedicated as you are is to their game sales.

Thanks for the Reply Drogon.

On your first point, On general principle I try to avoid charging for game play. That is not a local custom in any of our stores and I don't want to be the one that starts it.

I am going to be trying to do your second post. The issue mostly is not they are not willing to buy the product the issue is that the majority of our players can't afford to buy the product. There are currently only a very limited of us that could. Those limited ones that could currently do not have the interest to play but I am trying to change their mind.

Beyond giving us space there is no local store involvement, and that is the same for all the local stores so moving is not an option. We currently play were there is the most traffic of gamers.

Edit: One of the things I am hoping to get out of this is for the Store to carry more of the PACG. Currently they only carry 1 of all the releases and 2 of the main box. I am trying to get the players to order the Class decks through the store since there is not really a significant bonus in buying through Paizo. If this happens I am hoping to convince the store for some more support. Currently I buy my second copy of everything through the store but that means I clean out the shelf of what they have.

Andoran

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So I have one big limitation on growing our local Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild to a certain point, The price of the Core box and all add-ons that come after.

Currently I have dedicated myself to Owning 2 Boxes and 2 of all the add-ons, that limits me to the max of 12 players.

I have spoke to the initial players about this limitation but I have gotten the general idea that all my players will just be sticking to buying the class decks and not investing further into the game.

Any advice from anyone dealing with the same?

Before anyone mentions it, adding another game day for different players is not an option.

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Serisan wrote:

Slight necro.

If you have a non-Aasimar, non-Tiefling character with experience prior to the cutoff and it is eligible for a level 1 retrain, is it possible to retrain into either of those races without a boon?

No, you would have had done it and played the character at least prior to the start of Season 6.

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Michael Brock wrote:
Good luck with the quests and hopefully they help to fill some kind of place in your events. On a positive note, there were no real quests series before.

Fair enough, let's hope that for the future we can change your mind. ;)

That said I was surprised it was free, I would have paid for it.

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Michael Brock wrote:
However, for a product focused designed specifically for introduction of the system and game to new players, and not for veterans to play ad nauseum, we decided it best to make it pregens across the board.

Mike I think here is where the disconnect is. This is not the description I get for the quests in the above Blog.

The Description I get from the Blogs for the quests is that they are written for new players but with the intention of attracting Veteran players to join in to foster community. Having Pregen only seems to go against that.

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
But I think heading off such events from even happening in specific events (like quests) is not a bad idea.

And that is a basic description of what a coordinators job should be IMO.

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That is awesome Mike.

Best way to handle situations like this is to work at it locally first.

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Michael Brock wrote:
How many first time player experiences being ruined is enough?

50?...;)

Serious answer, I would rather work on rules that allow trust with our Organizers and fosters gaming communities that do not allow crap like that.

But as a concept that is awesome, in reality probably much harder to do.

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Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
I would believe it, with my play experiences. (And sometimes being the one at fault...)

Thanks TOZ for ruining it for everyone else!!!!! ;)

Edit: And for stealing my name!!!

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Michael Brock wrote:
You've played PFS since event #1. You tell me,

Since you are asking, never witnessed it myself neither locally or at conventions. That said the vast majority of my game play is in San Antonio and our gaming culture here does not fit that concept.

Edit: To me it feels like it would only be a few only doing such and not enough to actually warrant the stricter rule of Pregen only. But I don't have your Voices of 100s of VOs.

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Michael Brock wrote:

Agreed. Unfortunately, people bring overpowered Pcs to the table to show they can solo the quest, and it leads to a bad experience for the new person sitting down for his first time

So, we limited the damage that can happen by limiting these to pregens only.

This was actually a common enough occurrence that you had to add this rule? Talk about a few bad apples ruining it for everyone else...

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Michael Brock wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
While we are on the subject, what happened to the promised Goblin Attack Quests for the 4 Star+ Gms? Is that no longer happening?
That isn't happening at this time or for the foreseeable future.

Thanks Mike for the update.

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Beyond the advice you are already been given, unless the table is already aware, it is considered rude to be posting complaints on the forums in the middle of a game by many players.

It is better to deal with it locally before bringing it to the public. Bringing it to the public for advice should be done as a last ditch effort for advice only after all other means of solutions have been addressed and then only after the game is complete.

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While we are on the subject, what happened to the promised Goblin Attack Quests for the 4 Star+ Gms? Is that no longer happening?

Andoran

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Tanis O'Connor wrote:
I'd love to have you working with us, Tim and Dragnmoon. Can you email me directly at tanis.oconnor@paizo.com?

Email sent Tanis.

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Avatar-1 wrote:

Slightly related: does Adopted allow you to pick a legal race trait from a race that isn't PFS legal (like aasimar or goblin)?

Had this question come up earlier and I can't be certain, but it seems legal with specific vs general, since it's only the race that's not legal, not the race trait.

It depends were the source is from. Some sources state only legal for the race in additional Resources, or only legal if you have the boon. Some don't.

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John Compton wrote:
You're absolutely spot-on that granting mythic power and then taking it away is a trick that's difficult to repeat without it getting old. Nonetheless, that "you're mythic for a scenario or two and then normal again" model is a very strong one for being able to reintegrate characters back into the campaign without spoiling the rest of the campaign. I'd probably have to use some variation on that model in the future, but I'd have to spin it much differently to ensure it feels novel.

I would love to see this Model used or a variation of it on Pathfinder Adventure Path Wrath of the Righteous so we can get that legal for PFS play.

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I am thinking it is a VO thing only because I am not seeing it on my created events.

Andoran

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Bardez wrote:
As one of my gaming group friends has said numerous times, "Paizo sucks at webs."

I wouldn't say they actually suck. I think the issue is they have long list of stuff to do right now and PFS is on the bottom of that list.

Hopefully they will fins someone to take that Web job position they are advertising.

Andoran

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Thanks for the advice everyone, but going through the store is not a reliable option.
We are still working on getting VOs in our area, hopefully that will pan out otherwise we will have to wait for the general release a month later.

Andoran

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First World Bard wrote:

Dragnmoon,

Have you considered just running the adventures one week later than the release date? On week 1, run demos or On the Horizon, and pick up the PDF for week 1, so you can prep it for week 2. Since you're already running at the store, that seems better than being one month behind (and paying for the scenarios out of pocket).

This is a interesting idea but it still falls on me relying on someone else to get the scenarios for me and I lose control of that.

Like I said the local store does not run these things, volunteers do, and I am the volunteer.

Andoran

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It more then then just that.

I would want to prep the decks before I go

Have the Scenario Sheets printed out and pre filled before I go

None of this I want to do at the store, I am very much into making Sure I am ready before I go. I don't want to be surprised by any special rules for the scenario or anything prior to getting there. I want to make sure I understand any special situations or rules before game day actual starts so I can answer questions on the spot with little delay.

I guess since I am already playing at a retail location we don't really need the "incentive" and the month delay is just an inconvenience.

I am also a control freak and not having this stuff in my control drives me bat nuts.

Most likely what will end up happening is we are not actually going to start org play until the general release and always be a month behind.

Edit: In general Or local store does not control any game day stuff they leave it up to all volunteers except for MtG tournaments.

Andoran

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Ken Fisher wrote:
Hey Dragn, can the store be registered as a retailer? If so, they would have the scenarios available to hand out to whomever is running it at the store itself, right? If I can help you guys out, drop me a pm!

Ken, I Guess I was not clear.

Going to the store to pick up printouts is neither convenient nor practical due to my work schedule and the distance I live from the store. Not only that working with a printout is a pain in the ass vs. a PDF. I have more control of "quality" having the PDF myself.

If these were available to the general public on the day they first were released this would not be an issue I could just buy/download them myself.

I am not sure I understand the reason for a Month delay until general release to the public. What is the purpose of waiting a month for those that can't work with their stores to get them or have a Venture Officer to work with?

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Kyle Baird wrote:
FWIW, I died in Bonekeep 3 about 10 minutes after that first guy. I also died the night before during Stonelords.

For a dead peson you post too much. Can I have your room on the island?

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Thanks Mike

Andoran

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Tanis O'Connor wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
Our store is not lead on Org play and we do not have any VOs.
I don't really know what "our store is not lead on Org play" means, but try contacting Customer Service (customer.service@paizo.com).

Sorry, it means I am running the org play locally at our local store not the store itself, so having the store get the scenarios is not helpful since I am the one that needs them and having to go to the store to pick up the printout would be more then inconvenient and not practical.

Andoran

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Tanis O'Connor wrote:
Have your retailers sign up for Adventure Card Guild stuff through the retailer locator; they'll then gain access to the scenarios as they are released. Venture-Captains and Card Guild Venture-Lieutenants in the region should also be receiving the scenarios for use at local stores, clubs, and conventions.

Neither of those options will work for us.

Our store is not lead on Org play and we do not have any VOs.

Andoran

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Vic I have a few questions.

Vic is web page infrastructure (Reporting/creating event, advertising games days, etc) Society Adventure Card Guild Organized Play going to be complete before Oct 1st?

I noticed when testing Registering a New Card Game Character that the number starts at 1001 instead of going to your next character number, is the intended?

Is there going to be a means for Areas without VO support to get access to scenarios without having to wait until a month later?

How soon until Community use Art download is added so we can use it for advertising Card Game days?

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Thanks John

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Jayson, reporting was completed. If your's was not reported then they missed you.

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So any answer on this yet?

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Dylos wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
thistledown wrote:
1 level of white-haired witch can help with reloading.
I just took a look at White-Haired witch, I am not seeing anything that helps with reloading. What am I missing?
The flavor refers to the hair as prehensile which would make one think that it can manipulate objects, however the ability doesn't say anything about object manipulation.

I thought maybe there was a feat or Spell that would allow you to manipulate objects that I was missing, but as is all you can do is attack with the hair and do some combat maneuvers.

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thistledown wrote:
1 level of white-haired witch can help with reloading.

I just took a look at White-Haired witch, I am not seeing anything that helps with reloading. What am I missing?

Andoran

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Chris my anger is not directed towards you, this was more of a rant of how Pathfinder Society Projects are handled in general when it comes to priority.

From my point of view it seems like PFS projects (minus the scenarios) are pushed to the aside too often and that makes it look like PFS is not important to Pazio.

Andoran

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So it has been a month since Season 6 started and this still has not been done.

I know what you are going to say "Still on my radar" "On the to-do list" but when something is over a month late that is no longer an acceptable answer and starts to make some think that PFS is not important to Paizo to those of us on the outside, especially with everything else PFS related that are months late.

From a Fan of PFS and Paizo can we please get this fixed, to include everything else web related to PFS (New Factions in the system), stuff that should had be ready on day 1 of Season 6.

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Wellsmv I have gotten replacements for lost boons from the con organizer in the past to include one from a past PazioCon.

Andoran

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Last month made me a bit nervous, Are all the Class Decks in your warehouse ready for shipping?

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Congrats Vince! If you are ever in Texas again I still have those minis of yours.

Andoran

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Still trying to track down an accurate card list that is not on boardgamegeek.

Google is failing me.

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I am not even close to sure what you are trying to say in this post...

That said if you have a problem with you local PFS I would suggest bringing it up with them instead of the forums.

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