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212 here!

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I know I was a bit critical with this post, but I would like to thank everyone who got this option updated and out and updating the reporting for the new factions!

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Sara Marie wrote:
We still have a good chunk of orders that have not shipped yet. The warehouse is still working away on those.

Sorry I misunderstood, I thought you were saying all Subscription orders were out, but you said "Batched" subscription orders.

What is a "Batched" subscription order?

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Sara Marie wrote:
Shipping is going smoothly right now. All of the batch-shipped subscription orders have left our warehouse so if you saw the "should ship by Nov. 21" in your shipping email your order has been shipped.

Must have missed mine :( My subscriptions still have not shipped.

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I really wanted to go to Board Game Geek Con but the timing was terrible! Hopefully next year.

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Just to be contrary, because you need a little of that in every post...

I hate these changes!!!!!

Edit: I Kid, I kid! ;)

Scarab Sages

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They added The Lost Spells herolabs files

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Greg A. Vaughan wrote:

I'll let Bill know about the questions I can't answer so he can chime in, but I can answer that when you buy a hardcover from us you always get the pdf for free. I honestly can't think of a single example where that hasn't been true, but I know it's true for this.

Greg

I can say that they have said no PDFS for Add-Ons for past Kickstarters, That said I got the PDF anyway even though I did not expect it. I assumed it was because everyone Frog God Games loved me... ;)

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davrion wrote:
I think it's missing a Hero Lab option for the Lost Spells book too

Yup, thanks! Now I know where my $15 over was coming from.

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There has been some questions on the Kickstarter on if the Hardcover Add-on for the Book of Spells includes the PDF.

I have been holding off on finishing the Backerkit until I found out.

Also there is a Add-on missing from the Backer-kit, in one of the updates you mentioned you would be able to get a signed version of the Quests of Doom through Backerkit, there is currently no option for that.

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180 games GMd I think I have seen 5-6 permanent deaths when I was GMing.

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Welcome Jeff!!

If you are not aware here are the Other Texas PFS Web pages if you want some ideas

Austin (Meetup)
Houston
Houston (Facebook)
Dallas (Yahoo Group)
San Antonio (Obsidian Portal)
San Antonio (Facebook)
Victoria (Facebook)
Texarkana (Facebook)

I am sure there is more.

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claudekennilol wrote:
http://paizo.com/threads/rzs2opvz?Potion-of-Strong-Jaw#15

link fixed for ya

Scarab Sages

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I am guessing this sale does not stack with subscription discounts?

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Woot! I am counting on you billy to take care of what I still think of as home. ;)

Next time I visit my faimly on Longisland I will make sure I contact you to find a game :)

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Velarrio Ileor the Faceless wrote:
At character creation, the character (from my understanding) gets 2 traits and one faction trait.

That is incorrect. A new character gets 2 trait, one of which can be a faction trait.

Boon:
What this boon allows is an extra trait, a third trait which is one of your faction traits. The other 2 normal traits can't be faction traits.

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Robert Hetherington wrote:
What really worries me is I was able to remember the correct adventure on my first guess despite my chronicle sheet being from May 2010

Hey the first PC that got it for me was Aug 2008!

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Nefreet wrote:

Zho Mountains?

.......

Hey! I have a map of that region!!

So do I!, wait both those PCs are level 12...

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Jiggy wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:

Have: Undine

Want: Expanded Narrative
I have an Expanded Narrative boon, but I've already got an undine character. Have anything else to offer?

Thanks Jiggy but I already made a trade.

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Dylos wrote:
skyshark wrote:
Dylos wrote:

Have:

Gen Con 2013 GM Boon Tier 1 (Rebuild or Grippli, Vishkanya, Suli, Ifrit, Oread, Sylph, Or Undine) which I traded for

Want:
Gen Con 2014 GM Boon Tier 1 (So I can make a Samsaran Psychic)

I have a 2014 Tier 1 Boon not currently in use, however, i'm looking for both a Grippli and a Ratfolk boon in trade.

Unfortunately I do not have access to a ratfolk boon and I don't imagine it would be easy to obtain.

The only other boon I have that is not in a character's stack right now other then the 2013 Tier 1 Gencon boon is the 2014 Paizocon boon (and I guess my Undine boon since it's not filled out and the character has yet to be played).

It is Possible but unlikly from one person. Grippli is only Avaiable as a Tier 1 2013 Boon and a Tier 1,2 or 3 2014 boon, while Ratfolk is only avaiable as a 2014 Tier 1 or 2 boon.

Since he alread has the Tier 1 2014 boon, his best chance is to actually trade something else for a Tier 3 or 2 2014 boon for the other race. It is unlikley he will find someoen with two 2014 Boons.

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GMs can apply credit to a playtest PC, they just can't get a lined filled on the chronicle when they use GM credit. They have to be playing the PC to get the lined filled.

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Demoyn wrote:
I'd easily have a level 20 character... if Steven would start GMing for me online again!!!

Sorry, I don't GM online... Oh wait you meant a different Steven ;)

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Here is the Quote fro the Guide

Guide pg. 6 wrote:
If you play a non-1st-level pregenerated character, you apply the credit to your character as soon as she reaches the level of the pregenerated character played. You may not apply a Chronicle sheet earned with a pregenerated character to a character that was already at the level of the pregenerated character or higher, as you should have used this character for the scenario instead.

So they can if they want play 7th level pregens but they have to apply the credit to a lower then Level 7 PC.

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First world bard, you may have missed the Last line in that sentence.

Guide pg. 25 wrote:
As a general rule, Prestige Points are designed to be spent by characters on themselves

Scarab Sages *****

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You are most likely aware of this, but just to make sure since you said "them".

Being a 4 Star GM only gives you access and the permission to run Bonekeep I, not Bonekeep II or III. Organizers need special permission from Mike to run those at their events.

Other then that after some time after you get your 4th Star you should get Bonekeep I added to your downloads, if not you can try contacting Customer Support or Mike Brock.

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Quick question, in the past the Miniatures did not always arrive at the same time as the Paizo products and were not ready when shipment began for the subscriptions that month.

Has that now changed, do you expect to have them ready for shipping when shipping starts for all subscriptions?

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Have: Undine
Want: Expanded Narrative

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I have a Request, More season 6 scenarios with gunslingers! ;)

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There was a bug awhile back, after the next game reported with you GMing it should fix itself.

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The best place to look is the Guide to Pathfinder Society Organized Play.

There was also some blog posts about it.

Faction Evolution
Faction Evolution, Part II: Secrets and Liberty
Faction Evolution, Part III: History and Politics

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The description of the item is given in the Scenario so the scneario is the source for the item. If possible I would recommend having your GM either adding that description by hand to the chronicle sheet or printing out that information for you and giving it to you.

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Something we discovered while playing a season 6 scenario, a very useful spell versus Hardness

Heart of Metal

Scroll would cost you 475 gp
Potion would cost you 850 gp

You can go wand but it will cost a lot, 16250 gp

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Doug Miles wrote:
Congratulations guy-who-has-to-put-up-with-Dragnmoon! ;)

he should make that as his email address!

guy.who.has.to.put.up.with.Dragnmoon@gmail.com

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Chris Lambertz wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
Is this still planned to be out tomorrow?
Yes, due to the nature of Adventure Card Guild play, these dates are much less likely to have wiggle room or changes as compared to the Pathfinder Society RPG Scenarios.

Thanks Chris for that information!

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Congrats Matt! Been hoping this would happen... Awesome!!!!!

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Is this still planned to be out tomorrow?

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GM Lamplighter wrote:
There is no "campaign mode" for modules (although perhaps there should be).

I am assuming you know that the new 64 page format modules all have "campaign mode" options?

But that statement is true for the vast majority of modules.

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Wow, he was made a VC quick.

Congrats!

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GM Lamplighter wrote:

I'd like to re-explore the "serialized Adventure Path" idea here for a minute. While you couldn't just run it in hour-long segments, you *could* re-design it to just "cut to the chase" for every session. I just ran the PFS-sanctioned part of Mummy's Mask, and it would *easily* work as an Encounters-style serial. Yes, you don't get a Chronicle after every session, but you *do* get to keep the loot you find until you get the Chronicle at the "end" of the game - so just like in Encounters, someone gets the magic sword and someone else gets the potion of magic-y goodness. A set of item cards and you are good to go!

Some APs would not take to this very well - I would guess that the more dungeon-crawl-y ones would be easiest to adapt. Maybe Mummy's Mask and Shattered Star?

This would not work for the Player I think Quests would be the best used to draw in, the casual player. To get anything out of it you would have to play multiple weeks before you earned a reward which would require the same group to make it each time. APs work great for home games or small groups that can always play together at a schedule time, but not for what Quests are great at. A short format that gives an reward to hook them in.

Edit: What is great about Quests is that if you miss a game or 2 you still get the reward for play the parts you did, while missing a game or 2 for a AP can lose you out of a reward altogether.

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Thanks Chris!

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Robert Hetherington wrote:
Interesting, I had a completely different experience with Encounters than Dragnmoon is describing.

I would not recommend Paizo use the same format as WotC for a 1-2 hour casual game. I think the Quest format is a superior format. I would like to see them expanded though beyond Tier 1.

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I personally think Quests is a great way to draw in those casual players to PFS and even be used to draw them to the longer scenarios. They are great for time limited week day games.

The current 6 part Quest I could probably use and drag that out for almost 3 months of play (1 quest every 2 weeks), the only issue with it is the pregen only restriction which has caused about 90% of my current players not interested in it at all. I can still use it to bring in new players but I won't have the advantage of the veterans to help teach the new players, which is unfortunate.

One way I would love to see the Quests expanded is to move them to a tier 1-5 format, remove the pregen restriction and release four 6 part quests a year. Another way is to release 2 short quests a month that have a 6 part theme and 1 chronicle sheet for all 6 parts. Both of these formats would allow 1 small 1-2 hour quest to be run every 2 weeks.

Quests could be limited to Tier 1-5 only, with any play above level 5 restricted to scenarios/modules only. This would ease development of them and encourage moving to the longer game days.

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Can we please keep this thread on subject? It is not about losing players to 5E, but more about if Encounters short format helps 5E get players and if PFS should take something like that like expanding Quests beyond what they are currently. Nor is it about the rule systems of either Version of the game. Please keep any Vs war out of this post, that will kill the post fast.

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I would like to request a thread I opened title to be changed.

I made a poor choice in title choice and it is attracting posts that are off Subject.

Here is the thread in question:

Pathfinder Society and D&D Adventurers League

Can the title be changed to something more on subject, something like "The Future of Quests in PFS"?

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Chris Mortika wrote:

Dragnmoon, is your point that you want Paizo to generate more short, quest-style adventures and make them legal for PFS?

I guess I don't see that happening any time soon, and I'm all right with that. I think short adventures are important to grow the hobby and introduce new people to Pathfinder, but I don't believe they should be part and parcel of PFS.

I would recommend the five short adventures in the "advanced" Beginner Box set. They have stats for both the Beginner Box rules and for the full-blown Pathfinder game system. They're fun to play and easy to run.

I will have to keep an eye out on the Encounters program, maybe it was a one time deal that they went from a very small handful of players (around 5-7) to over twice of our Local PFS numbers (They had 54 when we recently been getting into the high teens).

But I think it was a mixture of the ease of casual play (1-2 hours) and of course the big D&D name.

And the beginner box will not draw players and hook them like more quests will. There has to be a reward to hook them into the Org play, that is why I am talking about the quests.

I think there can be more Quests if Paizo wanted there to be.

San Antonio could be an isolated event, but I would like to see if that is true and see the experience of other organizers have seen posted here so Paizo can see them. That is part of the reason I asked for that in my OP.

If there is not a huge call for Forms like Quests, you are right Paizo won't invest anything into them.

I personally hate Quests, I would much rather play a Scenario, but I can see a tremendous use for them here locally at least.

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I will say there was one slightly bad reaction to someone who got introduced to RPGs through WotC Encounters program.

One of the new players this weekend who only first played an RPG at the Encounters event had a look of shock when I told him that PFS normally lasts 4-5 hours a game. Though he still registered and played!

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Nimrandir wrote:
Dragnmoon wrote:
Belafon wrote:
Published schedules show D&D happening almost exclusively on weeknights.
There is a reason for that Encounters can only be run on Wednesdays, which is one idea I don't want PFS to absorb.
Okay, I'm going to have to buy a vowel on that. Why exactly is that the case?

I have no Idea why WotC restricts their Encounters program to Wednesday only.

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I guess it is my fault I picked a poor choice for a title for the thread.

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Belafon wrote:
Published schedules show D&D happening almost exclusively on weeknights.

There is a reason for that Encounters can only be run on Wednesdays, which is one idea I don't want PFS to absorb.

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Chris Mortika wrote:

If a renewed D&D attracts new players into the hobby, that's good for them, and good for Pathfinder, too.

Right now, D&D has basic races, basic classes, and basic game mechanics. Right now, Pathfinder is a mature game system, with a dozen major hard-cover expansions. At the moment, new players can burn through all of the D&D Adventurers' League materials in a few weekends. Right now, Pathfinder Society had a deep history and a cool current storyline.

I'm expecting D&D to rope in a good chuck of new players into the hobby. Some of them will stay with D&D. Some of them will come looking to see what else is available.

I, for one, welcome all out new friends. Let's try not to be jerks when we talk about which system people like better....

Chris I am sorry please read the thread again and repost, you seem to be missing the point of it.

Though I do agree with your opening statement as I hinted at in my OP.

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