Umbriere Moonwhisper wrote:
If you have a case number from the local PD, I will do some investigating. If the story does pan out, I will certainly send you another Sylph boon. Feel free to email me that case number.
Umbriere Moonwhisper wrote:
The second VTT online game day is this coming Saturday. There are somewhere between 35-50 tables scheduled. There are also GM and player boons available to be won. You don't need to attend anywhere but your seat in front of your computer at your house. I'm not sure how much easier it could be.
As for opening the ARG wide open, it is not going to happen. If you think PFS is restrictive, I challenge you to find a home game that offers as many options. We include all but three books out of all the books that have ever been published. I don't know of any home game that offers that many options. Just because you can't play the exact race you want doesn't mean PFS is overly restrictive. It means you don't have 12 options out of more than 4,000 that are available during character creation.
Umbriere Moonwhisper wrote:
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That is a fantastic outcome, and hopefully got its start at kid's track. Looking forward to her being able attend a GM101. And, I am looking forward to playing at her table some day.
As a reward for her accomplishment, I am personally buying her a copy of the Gamemaster Guide if she doesn't have one.
Anyone else kind of find it amusing that a thread like this pops up and everyone is aghast that someone would say these things? I promise you, were it a female making disparaging comments against men it would be smiled upon, probably because most of the people white-knighting in this fashion are only praying the woman would look at them.
If it was a woman making disparaging remarks against men, I certainly wouldn't be smiling on it and would be taking corrective action. I'm married to a woman and have a daughter. No, I don't care who looks at me. Again. It doesn't matter the sex of whom is making disparaging comments. I condemn the behavior regardless of sex. That person needs to grow up.
It doesn't matter if it is a man or a woman who is doing the bashing or the inappropriate behavior. It is childish irregardless of the sex of who initiates the behavior. How about grow up and play well with others? If you can't play well in public with others because you are sexist, please stay home. PFS doesn't want sexist, racist, or any other ist behavior. We are welcoming to all players, old and young, male and female. I can guarantee any poor behavior at a table I'm GMing or playing at will be corrected immediately, as it should at every table
This post has gone off topic from PFS. Please bring it back to a PFS focus or it will be moved to the general gaming forum where it seems more likely to belong.
You confront him directly in a private setting, tell him the comments are not friendly or welcoming, and ask him to please refrain, because he is driving away players.
If that doesn't work or you are uncomfortable with it, talk to your local VC or VL, or to the location manager where the game is hosted. Store owners and the like don't like potential customers driven away because of a jerk.
Finally, if none of that works, email me and we will talk about further resolutions and options.
If there is a problem as has been described by Roysier, then no one has emailed me about it. If there is indeed a problem, please email and let me know.
As for this thread, it's started to get out of hand with all the posts that have had to be removed and I am locking it.
PFS does not condone a GM vs player mentality. It's a community game built on volunteers willing to give up their time so others can enjoy a relatively free experience. However, Slinging mud because of a bad experience or two isn't going to happen here.
John and I chatted about this topic yesterday in our weekly meeting. We've decided that the extra paperwork it would take to implement a system where alignment shifts truly work and are consistent from table to table simply isn't worth the harm it could do to the campaign overall. In my home games, and I'm sure in John's, we both take character alignments and shifts very seriously. However, it is just something that can't be done very well in an organized play setting because some people here hit the nail on the head. If you track evil, you also have to track good, lawful and chaotic. The extra paperwork and added stress on a GM simply isn't worth it.
The system we have in place is pretty good now, and implementing any additional changes at this time wouldn't make it better. We don't want to make global, campaign sweeping changes for no gain, and possible greater loss.
We trust our GMs to adjudicate the rules fairly and intelligently, especially when an alignment shift could drastically affect a character, such as a paladin. If a GM makes a mistake, we expect them to talk with the player(s) to come up with an fair resolution.
Thanks for all the feedback in this thread. It does help John and I to evaluate the environment of the campaign on tough topics to keep it the best organized play out there.
Something else already added to my discussion list. Interesting the trickle down effects that occur when a can of worms is opened.
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Let's not forget to include dhampir racial class option in the list. They are, after all, a creature affiliated with negative energy.
Thanks for the clarification, Chris. I have to be honest that I haven't read much of the play test feedback yet as I've been at JimCon in Winnipeg and Ucon in Detroit, and have been on the road for 12 days.
If something drastically changes about a class, such as a primary stat changing from INT to CHA or some such, then we will certainly address it. Additionally, almost every situation can be covered under the current guidelines. However, giving a carte Blanche and allowing full rebuilds after the play test is completed would do more harm than good. If someone buys a wand and has used 34 charges, do you allow a full refund since they wouldn't be able to use the wand due to changes to the class? There are a good many problems I can foresee arising by just allowing a free, full rebuild.
When I am back in the office next week, I will be able to sit down and chat with some folks at work to get a better idea of what changes are forecasted or what might be coming down the pipe. However, I've got to be honest and let the player base know that I am leaning to letting this play test follow the same course as the previous play tests. People forecasted doom and gloom then and the system worked relatively well.
Fair enough. We don't want one small thing like that to ruin your entire gaming experience for the foreseeable years to come, so I concur you shouldn't participate in the play test in the organized play environment. Hopefully you have better luck in a home game.
My post was referring to full rebuilds. Part of the classes that change will be allowed to be changed as has always been the policy. However, you don't get to play a arcanist, for example, and decide you don't like it then completely rebuild into a paladin. Full, complete, free rebuilds are not being offered.
Jeffrey Fox wrote:
And having players in rural areas is the exact reason that online play was opened. It is a two way street and people have to be willing to put in a little effort. People in rural areas who refuse to play online, and refuse to travel to a convention or refuse to GM, are probably never going to have a shot at a race boon for an exotic race.
Then why are you still here? We sure didn't invite you. You came of your own free will. Feel free to leave when you like and don't let the door hit you where the good gods split you.
I did all 3 and then some. My 30s were super exciting. Now I've graduated to Decimverate and it sucks.
Why would you shove anything in the face of someone who has volunteered 4-5 hours of their time to provide free entertainment to you?
Seems to me it is now working as it always was intended to. There are other options available to still make the build work if people still want to. No rebuilds.
People may sell back the weapon cord at full price if they like, but no rebuilds due to the change of one piece of equipment.
Also, seeing the comments that a new person is either not best prepared to handle a level 4 pregen or the other players aren't comfortable playing in a 3-7 scenario with a 4th pregen confirms that we don't need to consider the other suggestions in this thread to allow people to create characters at anything higher than 1st level.
All boons have finally been paid for and the money sent to the gen con charity.
Lou Diamond wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
Folks, I'm not writing or changing rules with how TWF works or what kind of action it takes to reload or to change the cost of something that is already printed. That is the responsibility of the rules team through errata. If you wish to discuss those things, please take that to the rules forum.
Folks, I'm not writing or changing rules with how TWF works or what kind of action it takes to reload or to change the cost of something that is already printed. That is the responsibility of the rules team through errata. If you wish to discuss those things, please take that to the rules forum. We also aren't going to outright ban the entire gunslinger class. The same people have clamored for banning the entire class since the UC hit the shelves. The class isn't going to be banned so please stop asking for it to be banned.
We have to work within rules as they are here in PFS, and that restricts us pretty much to banning an item and the like. Of course, there are a lot of smart people here and perhaps someone has a better option than just banning that we can explore without creating anymore new rules seperate from what is currently in print. So, I'm looking for suggestions on how we can improve the play experience of PFS.
Back when I was reviewing everything for rebalance of PFS and banned synthesist and the like, weapon cords was something I was seriously looking at also banning for this very reason but was talked out of it. With that said, weapon cords may very well be removed as an option going forward. I'm going to take some time to read feedback here before making a decision.
Retrieving a weapon with a weapon cord is a swift action. Also keep in mind you don't get more attacks than iterative attacks that your character is eligible for. There is a fairly high chance that the character is going to misfire somewhere in there, as well as have pretty decent amount of negative modifiers to hit (double digit negatives I believe). That's also a ton of GPs the character just spent in ammo.
There's a boon coming out the day after Unicon ends in Melbourne AU?
If Unicon ends on Oct 6, then that is an accurate statement.
There are generally 4-10 conventions every weekend happening somewhere in the world. So, it doesn't matter what Monday we decide to release holiday boons. Someone is going to have it happen the day after their con ends.