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Page 6: Added the following text: “However, any boons must wait to be utilized until the character is of the same level as the subtier on the Chronicle sheet unless otherwise noted.”
Page 7: Removed aasimar and tielfing as legal race choices. Added kitsune, nagaji, and wayang as legal choices.
Page 9: Added the 10 classes from Advanced Class Guide to Table 2-2
Page 10: Under “Character Retraining”, added the folloiwng text: “You are only able to retrain into a legal race.”
Pages 13-18: Changed all of the faction information from the old nation based factions to the new factions. Grand Lodge and Silver Crusade remain unchanged. Added new traits.
Page 18: Updated faction goals for Season 6.
Page 18: Added a section on Season 6 special rules.
Page 18: Added a section on Glitches, including a table.
Page 20: Changed, “If you have already played a scenario and wish to replay it for any reason,…” with “If you have already played a scenario and wish to replay to help make a table legal,...”
Page 27: Updated the shirts available for free rerolls.
Page 31: Under “Determing Subtiers”, added the following text: “If you are exactly at 0.5, let the group decide which subtier they wish to play.”
Page 37: Added the following text: “A GM may apply credit for running a scenario, module, or Adventure Path in any of the same ways a player can, and must follow the same rules as a player when applying credit to a character.”
Pages 38-44: Updated the Regional Coordinators’ list.
Page 45: Updated the index.
Another option we can consider is to wait for 30-60 days after a book is released to update Additional Resources. This will allow plenty of time for the playerbase to give feedback on a book and all it contains so there is very little chance we ever miss anything.idont think that is the best option but it would almost eliminate someone choosing something that might later become an illegal option because it was missed and not recognized as too powerful for OP.
On the issue of table assignments how practical would it be for the numbers to be printed on the tablecloths? The signs were helpful but were often removed to make space.
The table cloths belong to the convention center so we can't print on them. It's why I had stand up, double sidedtable tents, as well as single sided table tents with the highest level of sticky side printed for every table. I'm not sure what you mean by removed because on Sunday, every table still had its sticky table tent still attached.
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.