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Pathfinder Companion Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 744 posts (902 including aliases). 12 reviews. No lists. 2 wishlists. 17 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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I had a blast!! Twas a good way to wrap up my birthday weekend by running the big #150 for a whole bunch of new players, including those whom had never played Pathfinder before! It was so much fun, and hopefully Janira didn’t annoy the heck out of people too badly.

Thank you to Tim and Dennis for signing my two favorite books (City of The Fallen Sky and Mythic Origins) and getting my Chronicle sheet for the book signed by him. We even had a Painlord sighting! That was a real awesome bonus!

Thanks to Mitch, all the fellow GM’s who ran great games and all the players who are now members of the family! It was a real fun time, and I was stoked to get out of the Sacramento 80+ degree temperatures for a few days. So let’s do it again in the summer sometime guys!!

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I am so excited for this convention..

But the fates are not working in my favor this year, so I will have to stay home. This is the first Memorial weekend that I won't be going to a convention in ten years!! I do hope this is not going to start a trend of being a boring cleric that due to her vow of poverty, stays in her monastery while all the other clerics get to go to retreat. :)

May Sarenrae's blessing be upon all members of the staff who are working on making the weekend a success. I wish you all nothing but tons of fun and good stuff!! If you are going to PaizoCon, I hope to see you all there, but if not, be safe until we meet again!

Cheers mates!

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So please friends, understand, that I do not have any bad feelings, nor do I have any negative thoughts against the current plans.

I am just one of those types that likes to be thorough and detailed and understand why things are the way they are. As well as question if I think there is room for improvement. I know EXACTLY what it is like to do work unpaid and be a part of a much bigger picture. I do not wish to take anything for granted so that being said, I am just going to sit back and see how everything unfolds.

Thank you all for listening, I look forward to seeing the next issue.

Silver Crusade

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Hey now,

I understand that Wayfinder tries to keep the restrictions and rules light, but like I said, it can easily be confused by some. Even if they read the rules multiple times. Perhaps one flat number going forward would kill the confusion and save you frustration is all I am saying. You guys are going to do what you want no matter what I say, but I am just throwing an idea out there to make the team's life easier is all.

Also concerning freelancing, while many submitters are freelancers and understand the purpose of publishing restrictions and such, there are many who write and submit for Wayfinder with NO intentions of being a freelancer, they just like to write stuff. So in those cases, trying to write in the framework for some can be alot and can cause panic if they are 100 words over 750, or 100 words under 1500.

I personally take no offense, and am flexible to whatever. This time around, I had an overage of words that I had to cut down, but now I am sitting here sweating cause I think at least one of my posts was not EXACTLY 1500 words. So now, I fear rejection over being short the word count instead of being over the word count. That mess is stressful. Versus a "1000 words or less" rule, which would put the endless amount of word count post questions to rest.

Yes it's just "changing a few words in the rules" but those words count. As you have so stated.

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Timitius wrote:

Adhere to word count limits. Don't give us an 800 word doc. Or a 1007 word doc. Or a 1243 word doc. Hit as close to 750 and 1500 as possible. Those are HARD TARGETS. (Except for side trek seeds, bestiary entries, and magic items...those should be 750 or less, like is mentioned up-thread here)

Still have time to get them in....roughly 48 hrs now.

March 31st, 11:59 PM...Pacific

I don't mean to be a stickler, but people can easily get confused about 750 OR 1500 wored count limit and think it could just be a word count range instead. Perhaps going forward you guys should just say the following categories are only 750 and these categories are 1500 so people don't get confused. Or you just make the word count be between 750 and 1500. So you don't have confusion and frustration on your end. I am pretty sure I am toeing the 1500 line but I may have come up short a few hundred words myself.

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I just want a Vishkanya boon. So I can finally retire from PFS as I have collected ALL the boons. :)

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I would just like to state, that Galt sucks and that The Decemvirate is rigged. ;)

EDIT: No disrespect to anyone who put their lodge there. But if you know why this boon exists, the previous statement makes sense. :)

Silver Crusade

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So I get all points involved, and it does make sense why Wayfinder wants to go that way.

But to quote Master Spicer, if we are going to color in the lines, can we choose a different coloring book perhaps? I think in light of Wayfinder 10, and Mummy's Mask and all the other coverage of Osirian, I think a lot of us agree that it's just a desert-land overload. It would be one thing if Wayfinder was a monthly or even quarterly production, so it can be better justified. But twice in two year span we would be doing lands of desert? It would be nice to put a gap between the two and let the coverage breath. Kind of like what you did with Cheliax. :)

However, there are still some other locations not quite covered as well that have gotten quite a lot of coverage from Paizo. For example, we don't have a lot of lore on Mendev/Worldwould despite the AP path and PFS scenario coverage. (Wrath minus the awesome plot, kind of was a bummer for me via lore. Would love to expand more on it.)

There is also other countries like Andoran, Galt, Taldor, Mana Wastes etc, that have gotten decent coverage by Paizo but haven't gone any further. Numeria is going to have to wait some more cause of Iron Gods. But I am okay with waiting on that.

We also haven't talked about other awesome ideas, such as special places that are covered in Distant Worlds, and Mythic Realms. Heck, Paizo, hasn't really gotten deep in Mythic as I had hope. It would be nice to create some new Mythic good stuff and have more fun with the system presented. Also, with Inner Sea Gods coming out, perhaps we should do a "Religious Lore" book that compliments Gods and Magic as well as Inner Sea Gods.

There are options. Regardless, I will support Wayfinder and write because I love it. But feel free to consider these ideas if not for 12, perhaps for 13 and other future Wayfinders.

Thanks for listening again. :)

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Congrats sir on your promotion! May all your dice roll well and criticals confirm. :)

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Congrats sir on your promotion and welcome to the PFS International Community! May all your dice roll well and criticals confirm. :)

American Tourist Moment:
So I know this is insane to ask, but I am curious: Are there IKEA's in Sweden? If so, can you play PFS in the cafes on the second floor? I used to do that at my home in West Sacramento, CA USA and I was just wondering.

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Congrats sir on your promotion! May all your dice roll well and criticals confirm. :)

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Congrats sir on your promotion! May all your dice roll well and criticals confirm. :)

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Wait... Did you say DOUBLE SPECIALS?? That's better than DOUBLE RAINBOWS!

I guess I can be content with double specials. :)

Giving me a reason to keep GMing in the fall huh? Drats. :)

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Why do I forsee some PaizoCon grumblers about not getting to play the Season 5 ending special?

Hmm..:
It might me because I am kind of one of them. I don't mind our Season 6 one.. But I am investing all this time into Season Five, and I am not going to get to play the Season Ending Special? That I have been preparing a character for ALL YEAR? Boo.

Anyway.. I can only afford one. And PaizoCon is my choice. I do not regret my choice, and I look forward to being a part of the awesomeness that is PaizoCon 2014. :)

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Timitius wrote:

Regarding #12's potential theme, Osirion....I disagree.

I think that a "Katapesh and Qadira" issue is quite different from an "Osirion" issue, if you look past the fact they are both in deserts. Their climates should not the focus of the themes. The focus is on the Arabian Nights (Persia) and Egyptian themes. And those can be quite different.

I also believe that the Osirion theme totally can fill an issue with content on its own. Tossing in other regional areas would be like adding on Andoran and Isger for this issue because...well, links to Cheliax.

Not every theme is a popular one for everyone. I get that. But the Osirion theme has not been dealt with in Wayfinder since #1, and it wasn't a central theme for that issue, either. Really, I think it's time, and even more so with the Mummy's Mask concluding by that time, so fans will have a good idea what the Campaign Setting is lacking, so their creations will be both inspired by all the new content, yet building on areas and things further.

I dunno. In light of Mummy's Mask.. To me it's too soon post-AP to be writing about it. Especially since Osirion is going to have three books and an whole AP dedicated to it so how much more cannon do we need at that point?

But Thuvia and Rahadoum are countries rather untapped. I mean Thuvia and Rahadoum only have a small feature in People of The Sands and The Inner Sea guide. Which I think would be a little more interesting and gives writers more options to grow lore, versus Osirian which is going to be completely fleshed out by the time we begin writing for Wayfinder 12.

Regardless, I'll be writing for it anyway, because I love writing Golarion Lore. But if Wayfinder is all about building on cannon and Golarion, we should grow on the lore that we don't necessarily cover all the time. Or are not recent AP's, like Cheliax, Katapesh, and Qadira. Which may not have a whole lot of Paizo coverage, but still deserves some new and original love.

Just food for thought. :) Thanks for listening.

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Timitius wrote:

Also....

I see ZERO magic items right now. We definitely need MAGIC ITEMS.

Darn. I am already over posting limits, cause I have a few magic items.

As for 12... Can we do a multiple country theme like we did for 10? Like Osirion, Thuvia and Rahadoumm? Because honestly, I am already over Osirion and Mummy's Mask has even dropped yet.

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Finlanderboy wrote:

I read this on paizo stuff somewhere.

Explore, report, KICK ASS!

That's ironically our old motto back during the Year 0-2 days. If you have a 1st or 2nd printing of the Pathfinder Society Field Guide, take a look at the very back it's there. :)

As for names, I would totally be:

Pathfinder Society: Now Recruiting, Play Today!

There are also some other great names too. You may want to talk to our mutual boss Azmyth my friend Mazlith and get some other ideas. Be sure to send details on when the game day is so I can put it on my gaming calendar!

Take care!

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I write for my own setting and for Wayfinder. Am always looking for more fun projects to write on. So I guess that makes me a freelancer.

There should be a freelancers' mixer or something. That would be really awesome.

Silver Crusade

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Sounds good.

You have my email :O)

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My thought was to find a day of the week that is relatively dead, and take that day, so the store is still full, but not competing with tournaments or other events.

Another thought is you can do more than one night. Thereby keeping everyone in one store, but allowing players to choose their night of play, and dividing the base without having to move.

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Finlanderboy wrote:
I would love to say that I am baffled at the hostility. Although this is the internet. I do admit I expected better of Lady Ophelia.

Um.. Says the man whose Paizo profile says "Internet troll" on it?

Listen, I am not coming from a hostile place. Those who know me, know that I am actually one of the nicest most caring players/GM's in our community.

Want proof that I am not a meanie?:
I do this for our convention organizers: Greater Restoration Chicken Soup

I am coming from a: "Really bro?" kind of place.

At the end of it all, what I say, and whatever I do, it's your time, money, and business. But if you are creating threads like this, instead of finding new and more fun ways to make the most of your characters; I don't have to be kind, or gentle, or even a freaking "Lady" for that matters. I reserve the right to call out someone if I feel it right. This is unfortunately, one of those moments.

It's NOT all about you bro. PFS has never been about you and your feelings. It's about building a community of players that enjoy a great adventure. How is an erratta going to stop you from being a great member of our community? It's not, if you are a fun, and a positive contributing member of our community.

You stop being a great member of our community, if you act exactly like your own self-created title: Internet Troll.

It's your choice to be that way, or to be a player that goes with the changes and focuses on the main aspect of the game: having a good time.

I hope you will make good choices, and remember what's important about PFS. And if you cannot, I hope that you find a place that better meets you and your needs.

/puts thread on hidden and leaves thread.

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Oh BTW: I am not any Brand Ambassador or Coordinator. I am retired area organizer of PFS, (which by the rules of Paizo, makes me NOT affiliated with any Venture-Officer's or official Paizo Staff member) and am now just a regular PFS Player/GM.

So sorry. You don't get to link my name to any staffers. In fact, a few of them will even deny my existence. :)

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Somethings I have additionally learned:

1) Fighters that take the whole sundering feat tree, (Improved Sunder, Greater Improved, and Sundering Resolve) are smart and clever players. So long as they know the rules about sundering. :)

2) Players who can take a pregen and make it their own character, are players you want to keep in your communities because they are creative, and make the most of the resources they have. (which have gotten better. But are not that great.)

3) Our Paizo Boards are a trap for internet trolls. Proceed through them with caution.

4) At the end of the day, our community is awesome. Stick to the awesome parts of it, and whatever drama comes, they will roll off your back.

5) Always update your ITS. Especially when you run out of Antitoxin.

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Vivianne Laflamme wrote:
Lady Ophelia wrote:
When people whine and groan in a public space, instead of taking his issue to a private email with the developers or other private means, it just makes you look like one of "those" gamers.
Strange. You wrote that on a public forum, rather than in a private message to Finlanderboy.

You are right Vivianne. I did. Showing a very important point. That people venting on a public forum is a bad place to do things. Should I have just set fire to Findlanderboy's PM box? Sure. I should do that. But is he in the right to sit here in public and throw threats around to cause dissention and start fights amongst PFS players either?

Food for thought.

This being said, I am now leaving all of you to return to my happy gaming life. There is only so much toxicity one can take from others and I am out of Antitoxin.

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BigDTBone wrote:
I find it interesting how so many people have taken a calm, well measured complaint and turned it into an affront upon that...

Friend, I have no intentions on being rude. But you know what? If that's what it looks like, then sure. That's what it looks like.

We spend money, on a game that we love and enjoy. Posts like this, make me feel like I should sell my books and be done with this game. Because all people care about is how high their "to hit" is. Sure, if that's what gets players off, then that's their choice.

But I joined PFS and continue to support the organization, because I believe in the development of games, players and people as a whole. When people whine and groan in a public space, instead of taking his issue to a private email with the developers or other private means, it just makes you look like one of "those" gamers.

As a veteran of PFS, I am so SICK of these gamers, and our campaign is riddled with them. I want nothing more than great stories, great games and enjoy them with great people. Whining and complaining and issuing threats to not spend money don't do that. They do the opposite. They turn people away from our campaign and make them go "eww, I don't want to play with people who cry about every little thing."

So call it elitist, rude, overzealous, whatever. I call it, "This is just a game bros. Don't get your panties in a twist over every little thing. Play the game. Have fun. That's all that really matters in the end."

This all being said, I am now going to prepare to GM a PFS game. In which my players are all going to have a great time. Cause that's all that matters to me at the end of the day.

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TOZ wrote:
Lady Ophelia wrote:
But how much FUN are you having sitting here whining and crying on the boards?
It's my raison d'être!

If that's what makes you happy bro, I don't judge.

But my thing is this: Stuff like this, justifies why we PFS players catch so much hell in the general gaming scene. Because peeps think we're nothing but a bunch of self-entitled, arrogant, drama kings/queens.

This is NOT us. We are BETTER than this.

This past weekend, I spent it playing with some of my favorite people in the whole freaking world at Bookwyrm Con in Fresno, CA. Yeah, there were players there who got edited with the Crane Wing edit, and they were not happy about it. But they still played their characters, and had a great time. They still were a part of the campaign, and still support PFS even though they did not like it. Why? Cause it was still fun!!!

So when, I come online after a great weekend of PFS to see this, it just flat out annoys me. And the inner "retired" PFS organizer in me, wants to be quiet and let it die. But sometimes, tough love, has to be said.

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So I am going to be an uber dick and say the honest truth here. Cry if you wish.

If you are going to give up a game you love, and not financially support it's growth because people went back and edited something, which in essence made your character (in your opinion mind you, not necessarily the opinions of all) ineffective; that's completely fine and your choice. I respect it not matter what.

But boy is that childish, and quite frankly dumb.

Your character, is still a powerful being that can do epic things even if they edit a part of your character. So you are going to throw all that time, work and investment away because of a minor edit? Whatever happened to character development bro? You can easily redesign and reflavor your edits into a "the gods saw him to be too powerful" mindset and work within the rules. It's all on your creativity and how much FUN you want to have.

Cause at the end of the day this is just a freaking game yo. So if your definition of fun is being as broken as possible, then may I suggest some other perfectly legal builds that do the same things. (All Gunslingers EVER.) But how much FUN are you having sitting here whining and crying on the boards? That's time wasted on developing a backstory, developing a new (or existing) character, or even developing a relationship with your fellow party members. (in and out of character) Which makes me even sadder for you.

At the end of the day, as all things, it's your choice. Best of luck to you.

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Master Compton,

You took on a huge burden by becoming the PFS Developer. I know we Pathfinders are some difficult players to deal with, but I know I speak for myself and maybe a few other kindred spirits in saying thank you for all your hard work. Also I wish to thank you for your transparency. In the conversations both on the boards and in public, it's been nice to better understand what it is like on the developers side of the screen and what you guys have to deal with in order to provide us the players with more awesome things. And it's greatly appreciative to better understand the issues and things that we as players need to do to improve ourselves and the campaign as well.

Thank you for all you do, now please get back to work making more awesome things.

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Drogon wrote:

I'm going to re-introduce the store situation:

I announce on a public venue (one run by my local VC, set up at the behest of Paizo staff). I do this because I am the largest PFS organizer in the state, running around 200 games per year.

As a store owner, I have the right to deny any particular individual entrance to my store. So long as I am not violating a state or federal law when I deny that person entrance, THIS IS MY RIGHT.

What I am seeing above is that, if I intend to deny someone entrance to my store, I should pull out of the public announcement venue set up by the local VC and Paizo. Losing my 200 games worth of players by splitting them off of their player-base would be pretty detrimental to the other dozen stores that organize games on that site, don't you think?

People's insistence on maintaining the rights of the public cannot override my own rights as a proprietor. This discussion is starting to break down into just that, and needs to be refocused.

No I think that's not where we are at. I think, most of us are saying that if they do not want to deal with certain people in the privacy of their home, they can. But many times, it's best to deal with that privately via email or other means. Instead of using an open public site where everyone will see it, including the people that they don't want to host.

When it comes to matters of game stores, that is their preference and choice. It's up to them whether or not they want to be public or not. But if they are public, they have to understand that you are going to get the jerkfaces with the nice people. While the store has the right to kick players out accordingly, it's a little harder because then you are doing so in a public forum and you have to justify yourself. Versus going private and doing as you please.

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DesolateHarmony wrote:

Waves to Ophelia

I haven't had any organizer questions recently. I'm doing the GM thing for a while here.

Looking forward to Pacificon, or others you might be attending.

Waves back!

I am taking a small break from conventions due to work and life circumstances. But I do hope we meet at a con soon!

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Cubic Prism wrote:

Stuff...

The VC's need to support his decision to not allow a single player into...

Cubic Prism,

There is only so much one can do about people. I understand Artestes position and it really is a sucky one, but leadership can only do so much. ALL communities get that one jerkface player, that despite multiple tellings and even banning, is still a part of a community and still does jerkface things.

I agree, we do need to take more steps to help that jerkface player see the light. But if someone doesn't want them in their house, they have to take necessary steps to do so. Even if that means they have to create their own private settings. I've seen groups do this all the time. I don't agree with it, but sometimes that's the only way to prevent a whole area from rioting over decisions that are made.

Example: I had a friend, whose PFS organizer told them that they are not welcome to a game day due to their rude behavior. This person actually, was not a bad person, and apparently it was a misunderstanding on all sides. But instead of handling it privately, they went onto our public space and the entire community backlashed on it, many supporting the player that was kicked out because no one knew the whole story and did not find the problem. So it turned into this ten day drama fest about whether or not they could return to the community, which is way worse than talking to them privately. So you have to be careful about how you navigate problem players.

While we strive to be inclusive in all matters of things, sometimes that cannot be possible. The beauty of PFS, is that it can be just as exclusive and inclusive as peeps want it. Our online community, runs completely private and they control their own games, locations and links. So if we say one group in real life gets one thing, versus another group its all bad.

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So this is a good adventure, and leaves a lot more creativity to those whom may have had a bad taste in their mouths post-The Disappeared. But I come from a realm where too many puzzles can lead to a frustrated table. So it took a lick from that. But otherwise I am content with this adventure. It also would have made a great Silver Crusade mission more than Cheliax. But that's just me.

Well done Master Kyle, looking forward to another adventure from you soon.

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So here is my personal take on it:

So by most laws in the US, your home is your "private domain" which means, by default these games are considered "Private Games". Which mean you get to determine whom is welcome in your home and who is not.

When I was organizing I made it very clear, if you want to run a game at your house and you want to control who is welcome or not, DO NOT, put them on any of our public sites such as Facebook or our Meetup site. If you place it on a *public* site, then it's considered a *public game* regardless of whether it's your house or not. Which means all players (whether you like them or not) are welcome to sign up and attend. If you do not like that, then sorry, consider hosting in a more public place. Or don't host in your home.

This being said...

If there is someone you do not like, and you do not want them in your house, then sorry to say it, but you have to play stealthy a bit and don't use the open community sites. Create your own Warhorn/Meetup (Private Facebook Group is cheaper and faster from my experience) and go from there.

If the player has a beef, they come to you about it and then you can tell them, without dragging an entire community through drama that can be harmful and more frustrating than it is worth. (Although, I am A LOT more direct, and would have spoken to them a long time ago already and let them decide whether they want to get right or not.) \

Although I believe in not being "cliquey" in PFS, I can understand why it comes to pass that way. So long as those players are not being jerks about why they host private sessions, there isn't much I, nor any organizer can go about it.

Edit: BUT BE SURE TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS HAPPENING TO YOUR VO. Issues like this need to be dealt with by a higher authority, at no time should players make others feel uncomfortable.

Best of luck to you! May Sarenrae guide your troubled player's path to righteousness.

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I would save it and buy Inner Sea Gods. But that's just me. :D

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Sweet. I am all done with my three. I am very excited to be done early and not coming in at the deadline for once. :)

So.. Tim, you were totally dodging my question about Wayfinder 12 on Know Direction. Got any ideas as to what we are doing?

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There is still room :)

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Did you know that this is just a game? And that for many who take things Way toooo seriously need to take a chill pill, and focus on the important part which is having a good game and have fun?

That is the number one thing after all these years I have learned that this is the most important thing.

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So my thing is this:

I am not "entitled". I give and share in my community regardless of boons and free stuff. They are nice and I am happy to take my share and be content.

The thing for me about making a "Con Exclusive" Now a "4-5 Star Exclusive" is where I think the entitlement issues present themselves for many. Because it is just a bit lame because now those who want to help out a convention by running it as a special no longer can if they are not a 4-star. While on the other side, those who love the specials because they are that, feel a little swindled from one of the reasons they worked as hard as they do.

I don't care personally. Free stuff for my time is nice, and I am not complaining, but if we agree to disagree, it's the way it goes.

It's not perfect, but hey, life is neither perfect nor fair. Let's just say how we feel, agree to disagree, and not be jerks.

Okay? Thanks, Bye :)

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Finlanderboy wrote:
Why is everyone hating on bonekeep? I loved bonekeep and would be happy to get anything for free.

I personally, am not against Bonekeep. (Nor am I ever against free gaming stuff.) But just as an FYI, Bonekeep Episode I came out this time *last* year. So at this point in the season and game rotaion, a lot of us have gone through the adventure at least one if not twice already.

(Additional Note: A lot of us already also have it too. So it kind of *isn't* that exclusive when a good number of 4-5 Stars/VO's already have it in their boxes.)

Now the addendum, that we can play it *anywhere* is nice. But Bonekeep *for me* doesn't compliment my GM style. I am not a combat dungeon-room-by-room grinder GM. Last year's special gave us that dungeon feel with RP twists that I loved. And it was super creepy. :D

Maybe next year! But for now, I shall enjoy my boons and be content with what leadership is doing. They have done a lot of good stuff, and I am happy to see them taking steps to show love to the GM's. :D

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I won't lie, it would be nice if it were yearly instead of lifetime. But it's all good, I am not too worried about it. Since I do not play a whole lot anyway, using my replay is not something that I am all in a rush to do.

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So I am really stoked about these boons and changes! Thanks to all who were involved. I am a little sadfaced, but it's all good. I will get over it and enjoy some more sexy boons..

Lady O's sadface reason:
Ok, I will admit it, I am bummed there is no Season 5-EX this year though.. The Extra specials were a lot of fun, and I really REALLY wanted one for this season, since it was my first full season as a 4-Star. And not all of us like big crazy dungeon crawls like Bonekeep. So for me, it's just going to sit in my downloads box and gather dust, cause it's not any fun for me to run. But I can understand, you guys can only do so much. So I shall remain content.

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WORLDWOUND!!!! ARODEN AWESOMENESS!!! SO EXCITE.

Now I gotta get my games in and play a good bit of them.

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I just looked at my scenarios list for 5-Star.. I just realized I do not have enough specials to join the list despite being 9 away from the promised island.. I guess that means I get to enjoy my 4-Star awesomeness for a while longer. :)

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Congrats Andy, may you have a wonderful time on the island!!**

**Unless you caught that Norovirus bug that was going around on the ship that was taking you over there. Then that sucks. Seriously, congrats Andy!

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It's going to be loads of fun!

I am going to be running Library of the Lion and one of my all time personal favorites The Immortal Connundrum. It's going to be adventures you will not forget, so be sure to sign up!! All the cool kids are doing it, so therefore you should too!!**

**Disclaimer: Lady Ophelia is a total Pathfinder Society Addict/GM so your actual definition of "cool kids" may vary from her own. Don't hate. I am looking at you Sarta..

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So here is my take on this. No offense intended okay?

While one has the right to bear a gun and so long as they follow the local laws and customs, why *would* you need to carry one to a PFS Game? I am going to sit at a table with five other people and roll dice. We are not hunting real life food, nor would we be playing at an appropriate location where I can also have target practice. To me, that's impractical.

Yes, you have your rights. I am not here to take your guns or tell you that you cannot game. As a GM, I would ask that if you bring a gun with you to my table it is unloaded and visible per California state laws. But I wouldn't kick you from my table, and if my players were not okay with that, I would make every accommodation to get them seated elsewhere, or if push were to seriously come to shove, completely cancel the game to allow all parties the option to walk away and feel comfortable.

But to me, if one needs to wear a gun around, they are clearly trying to either compensate for something, or that they themselves do not feel comfortable/safe to sit with gamers without the need of bringing a firearm. If either of those two cases are the issue, then perhaps one needs to look at why they are carrying one in the first place.

Quite frankly, if you are leaving over something like this, sure you can do that. Does it sound a little petty to me personally? Sure. But it's not my place to judge. It is a shame you are leaving? Yes. But that is your call to make, and I wish you all the best.

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High tiered players beware... Lady Ophelia is pulling out all the stops with Fate of The Fiend and The Season Six special. Check your prestige and inventory sheets at the door.

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I thought we had more Sunday slots too Nefreet. We California Pathfinders are used to playing from dawn till dusk.

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Congrats Seth! May all your dice roll well and crits confirm!

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