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Please join me in congratulating Lucas Servideo as the newest recipient of the PFS Campaign Service Award.
Lucas has served as the Boston/North Shore Venture-Lieutenant for several years. His efforts have fostered growth and community cohesion in his region. He makes my job easier and I thank him for that. His PFS portfolios he produces with his own money and distributes for free among the playerbase have received the highest praise from the community and I encourage you to reach out to him to obtain a copy.
He has also done a tremendous job with the kid's track, both in his local area, and 2013 and 2014 Gen Cons. Single-handedly, he has turned my ideas for the Kid's track from good to great with his efforts. From doing television interviews to producing "draw your own goblin" coloring sheets, the kid's track program is stronger because of Lucas. I've had at least 10 parents come up to HQ this year at Gen Con to tell me how amazing the Kid's Track experience has been to their family, and specifically how much Lucas' efforts have personally created a lifelong memory for their child and converted their child to a Pathfinder fan.
A link to his interview talking about Kid's Track at Gen Con 2013 can be found HERE. His passion about the Kid's Track really shows.
He has my highest respect and most sincere thank you for all of his work. Without him, PFS would not be where it is today.
Congratulations Lucas Servideo. You are now PFS number 723 and one of the pillars that Society is built upon!
Please join me in congratulating Todd Morgan, Bob Jonquet, and Del Collins as the newest recipients of the PFS Campaign Service Award.
Todd has served as the Iowa Venture-Captain, then transitioned to the Venture-Captain of Omaha, NE, and has served since September 2011. His efforts have fostered growth and community cohesion in both regions.
Bob has served as the Chicago Venture-Captain, then transitioned to the Venture-Captain of Central and Southern Illinois and has served since October 2011. His efforts have fostered growth and community cohesion across the entire state of Illinois.
Both Todd and Bob worked throughout the past 11 months between last year's Gen Con and this year's, to help Jon Cary (a campaign service award recipient himself) and I formulate plans to make all aspects of PFS at Gen Con run more smoothly. They willingly gave up all of their 2014 Gen Con to make sure that more than 2,000 PFS fans had the best experience possible over the four days of the show. They served as my right hand men and helped me keep my sanity (and get a decent amount of sleep).
Del has served as the South Carolina Venture-Captain since October 2011. He is running his 499th reported PFS session at the Gen Con Special tonight. Through his affiliation with SCARAB, he has coordinated hundreds of conventions and game days throughout the Carolina's, southern Georgia, northern Florida, and Tennessee. He has also done some amazing work for various charities utilizing PFS.
All three have spent thousands of hours volunteering, and thousands of dollars out of their own pocket to make PFS amazing in their respective regions. All three are five star GMs.
All three have my highest respect and most sincere thank you for all of their volunteer work. Without them, PFS would not be where it is today. They exemplify the values of what organized play and community building is all about.
Congratulations Todd, Bob, and Del. You are now PFS numbers 720, 721, and 722 respectively, and one of the pillars that Society is built upon!
All changes and corrections will be made after Gen Con since I'm already on the way to Indianapolis and responding from 33,000 feet in the air.
I have read each and every post. This will be dealt with when the new Additional Resources goes live tomorrow.
Probably not. When I met him, he wanted me to bow. When I asked him to show me what he meant, and he demonstrated the bow, I put my beer on his head since it made a good resting spot.
I don't mind seeing Aasimars and Tieflings go, but would it be so bad to get the elemental-blooded races into PFS standard play?
These were our GM boons this year and will remain our GM boons through Gen Con 2015. We didn't want to open them so soon and snub GMs who just received an elemental boon over the past few months. If you GM for a local convention, chances are, you will be able to pick one up.
The reason we decided the way we did is it is a lot of new stuff for GMs to tackle at one time, especially if they've had little or no exposure. We didn't want GMs to have to worry about three different ways to adjudicate the same rules system, with Harrow cards, normal cards, and dice. With making it standard across the board, using only the Harrow deck, the hope is that most GMs become familiar with mechanics much more quickly, thus ensuring that gameplay does not bog down. We may reevaluate in the future, but all Harrow related mechanics have only been legal for a month. Let's see how it goes for a year or so before even deciding if changes are needed.
Dread Knight wrote:
Just as an aside, Drow aremt going to become legal.
Also, taking your example as a hypothetical, a year after we offer those options for charity, then we get someone coming to the message board advising those options should be open to all, just like you have done from last year's charity auctions.
There is never a point when people are going to stop asking for us to continue to open up more and more. We have to draw a line somewhere and we have.
Edit: We aren't adding boons for options we've removed from society play. They were removed because they weren't a good fit and introducing them back in creates more problems.
And if I compare as you are suggesting, then some game days will take 3 years reach the same amount of tables that one convention does in May, and a similar convention in the same region does in September. Surely, you aren't asking me to make the very unfair comparison of a game day with one game table on a Saturday with five players to one day at a convention that runs 75 players. If that's the case, then sure, I will compare the two. Contact me when that game day has completed 75 Saturdays.
As long as a smaller, local con runs 15 tables over three days,they receive the same boons as larger cons. They may only receive 4 different ones instead of 8, but they do receive the same exact ones, including race boons for GMs.
There have been at least 8 conventions this year that have given out at least 75 new PFS numbers over the course of the three day show. How much more rationale do you need that a regional convention attracts more new players than a local game day?
Shhh.....please don't tell the wife. I have like two giant boxes of Bones KS minis, as well as another medium box of a Reaper minis from the last 10 years or so. They are all hidden in the back of the closet ;-)
The Fourth Horseman wrote:
Likely enough to create my own table for EoT ;-)
It is my distinct honor to have been able to recognize both England Venture-Captains Rob Silk and Dave Harrison at tonight's PaizoCon Banquet, as the 2014 Paizo Publishing co-volunteers of the year. I will be presenting the award to both of you in a few weeks at PaizoCon UK.
Your tireless efforts to growing Pathfinder RPG and Pathfinder Society, as well as your dedication to building and growing your local gaming community is commendable and deserving of the highest respect of all of us here at Paizo Publishing.
Thank you for everything you have given back to Pathfinder. It is greatly appreciated.
This times 1000%. Thank you is not enough to express my gratitude for the awesome volunteers so I've been buying as much coffee and bagels as they can consume.
That's a question for the design team for the overall rules set and not just PFS. We don't allow creating custom items in PFS for numerous reasons. It sounds what you are asking for is a custom item that isn't listed in any Rulebook. Please ask your question a few forums up so the design team can address.
So I finally finished reading the playtest of 6-00: Legacy of the Stonelords, cover to cover. I'm excited because I think it is going to be a very good special event.
However, it is only about 2/3 of the final adventure that will debut at Gen Con and be available across the world for global play for a year. In that first 2/3, there is so much awesome that it could stand by itself as a special. HOWEVER.....
I'm even more excited because I know what comes next in the final 1/3 of the adventure. It is a twist that very few will see. It is going to be a fantastic experience. I can't wait to see the reaction in the Sagamore when the room thinks the special is over and it is just ramping up to start the epic conclusion.
This is going to be fun and I am going to explode not being able to talk about the true ending for a full 6 weeks.
Play and GM and thoroughly enjoy this playtest folks. It is going to be a very fun time. But, just wait until you finally get to see the last 1/3 of the adventure. I think you are going to truly enjoy what more is coming!
Mark Seifter wrote:
There is no excuse for not including atl east one llama that yells, "CCCAAARRRRLLLLLL" and enjoys the taste of hands.
Darksol the Painbringer wrote:
Actually you are way off base. But, I'm not going to argue with someone who doesn't have one session of PFS on his play history as a GM or a player. Also, PFS is not the sole reason Crane Style feat was changed. There were numerous reasons, but again, I'm not going to argue publicly with you about it since it is apparent you have already made your mind up that it was.
Tony Lindman wrote:
Yes, you may use your own seeker if you like since the scenario advises, "....or indeed, to use a suitable alternative."
Sorry not trying to take it out on you Mike, I am just frustrated and flustered.Trust me, I fully understand and cannot apologize enough for the confusion. On the posiitve side, your GMs have the same amount of time to prepare another scenario as these new ones. These last four scenarios are a little more complex than normal scenarios so you are going to want them to have the extra time to prepare them. To make up for the terrible mistake, I would be more than happy to email you a GM and player boon for this weekend's event to try and ease the tension you are going to receive from your GMs. Email me at email@example.com.