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A VO simply needs to make the request to me and it happens a great many times more often than not.
John Francis wrote:
Anytime I have been approached by someone who truly could not afford to purchase a scenario, I have assigned the requested PDF for free to their account and usually 5-6 additional.
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
I estimate we give away somewhere in the neighborhood of 15,000-20,000 free PDFs every year to both cons and game days as small as 3 tables.
I update Additional Resources every month. I will get this added within the next month, along with the other new releases, just like I do every month. The next update may be delayed a week or two due to PaizoCon and Origins back to back, but it will get done. Most likely timeframe will be a week or two after I get back from Origins.
So it's not nothing. There are still opportunities to have an alternative for races to trickle down, correct? Did you ask the online con organizer to add an additional scenario that you could GM?
It will be run again at Gen Con on Sunday morning, followed by a designation of a 4/5 star exclusive for at least a year.
Please join me in congratulating the five newest campaign service award recipients. The recipients include:
VC Andrew Christian
Their efforts have fostered growth and community cohesion in their respective regions. They make my job easier and I thank them for that. Their PFS Work with large regional conventions and local charities places them as pillars of the community and members of the community that people can look to as an outstanding PFS example.
All five have served more than 1,000 days each as venture officers.
They have my highest respect and most sincere thank you for all of their work. Without them, PFS would not be where it is today.
Congratulations Andrew Christian. You are now PFS number 724!
A big thank you goes out to Jonathan Choy, aka...TetsujinOni, for coming to the Paizo office yesterday and helping me work on Guide 7.0 for 3-4 hours.
Jon took notes from the message board posts, made a list, and we worked together on the new Guide. We eliminated some things (should be 7-8 pages shorter), rearranged some info to make it flow better, deleted some unnecessary text, clarified some confusing language, moved info to different parts of the Guide that made more since (for example, character retraining to After the Adventure section instead of in the character creation section), etc....
Overall, the Guide will be more concise, user friendly, and a better product, and a good amount of credit goes to Jon for that!
pH unbalanced wrote:
That is correct . Tanis Will get card game volunteers their scenarios
Gen Con GMs, all 298 of you should have received all of the scenarios you are scheduled to run today. The only exceptions are Quests, Advanced Kids Track, We Be Goblins Free, and Beginner Box 2. If I missed you or you did not receive your scenarios, please email me.
If The scenario hasn't released yet, such as season seven scenarios, your account has been set up to receive them when they are released .
Jeff Merola wrote:
Maybe she divined it in the morning after she had already memorized spells. Who knows? It is what it is and why we are taking steps to do what we can to change not only the perception of the society throughout Golarion, but also from top to bottom in the organization.
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
I'm aware of why it was done. That didn't stop my players from yelling at her to DO something about her imminent demise.
Two groups I've run through it have said the same thing. Maybe she is depressed and just wants to die. /shrug maybe it's her way of going to jump off a cliff or in a lake ;-)
Steven Schopmeyer wrote:
Worse, the last one is a diviner with nothing but school spells prepped for the most part and she just stands there waiting.
She saw it coming.
Shemis is a master diviner and something of a depressive enigma. Having seen the events that are bound to now play out, she silently and somberly stares through the windows of the massive structure into the strange realms beyond, stoically waiting for the inevitable conflict.
And yes, she could have likely prepped and been ready for it. But, I think the author wanted to make the PCs the hero of the conclusion and is why it was written as such. The only other option there, if you want to make it closer to "reality" is have her prepared and let the PCs watch the final battle instead of actually having a hand in it.
Gillmen won't be considered for reasons I can't discuss here.
Strix will likely not be considered because of the line in the Bestiary entry that reads, "Over time, strix have developed a hatred for humankind and now fiercely protect their dwindling numbers." though it could be considered for a charity auction boon.
[PaizoCon 2015] Pathfinder Society Friday Night Special: Siege of Serpents - Friday evening, 7:00-11:59 pm
One other question: I'm a little hesitant to start a spoilerific thread about this scenario, because it is a Special. Is there a place that those of us signed up to GM it (or, really, them) can discuss it online for the next few days before PaizoCon, that won't get us grouchy looks for spoiling the special?
I suspect starting a discussing topic on the GM boards will be fine.
We can never guarantee that you will GM that subtier as we don't know an exact count and which levels of characters people will bring. But we do our best to seat a table in the tier range you prepped at your table.
Jack Brown wrote:
I think I will wait at least 48 hours, (or maybe a bit more) before I decide. I beleive you will see the tickets continue to sell over the next 2 months. Afterall, it hasn't even been 10 hours since tickets went on sell yet and current numbers are:
I am more surprised people don't seem very interested to play kobolds.
No, I don't need to be told it is appreciated more. I understand it is. I need not be accused of being trolling or prickly when I'm just having a conversation. That is appreciated in and of itself.
If I add a nature-lover faction, I can't imagine what I'm going to be called next, considered prickly has already been used ;-)
Boris, Soviet Love Hammer wrote:
Not getting prickly here. I'm not even bothered to tell you the truth. I got to celebrate my daughter turning 8 at a Frozen birthday party today. BTW, It isn't my "lore baby." It was already in place when I took over the job. If we hit the reset button today, you would find I would do things a bit differently. As a matter of fact, I don't have any "lore baby" specifically so I can look at the campaign from a completely neutral perspective without getting possessive or protective over any part of it. (Its also one reason I haven't written a scenario.) I had an oracle who was a Shadow Lodge member (my -4 character) and a samurai that was Lantern Lodge (my -6 character). As much as I hated for both of those characters to lose the factions that fit their characters perfectly, it was best for the campaign that we try not to have factions based off of a specific season. It makes it very difficult to give those factions important meaning in future seasons, especially when we move away from a specific area of Golarion.
Also, I'm just asking questions and making observations. Stop reading tone in my post. There is none there and everything I've typed is stated matter of factly if anything. I would love to have more chats like this but people always think I have some tone or am trolling or whatever when all I'm really trying to do is converse with the playerbase and mostly theorycarft. /sigh
P.S. You will find I get prickly, however, when my Atlanta Falcons sign a washed-up OL man from Washington.
Have you played EoT?
if you remember, the Decimverate can track every Pathfinder on every mission anytime they like. So, token returns would be seen and rooted out fairly easy
Benjamin Falk wrote:
If you've played EoT, you should know better.
Also, why worry what others think about you when you have 20,000 magic items and artifacts in your basement? ;-)
Yes. The current plan is to give a different, alternate painted miniatures during each of the multi-table specials.
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Next question...if YOU were the Decimverate, would you voluntarily keep a watch dog and his cronies around? Why would a private organization with adventurers who volunteer to be part of it, care about basic morality and a sense of fairness?
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
What I would love to hear is why, in game world, would the Decimverate ever consider keeping someone in their private and voluntary organization to watch over them. Are you able to advise a reason why they would want someone looking over their shoulder and questioning what they want done?
Gray Warden wrote:
Each person may only have one account. You may not have an account that 2 or 6, or 9 or whatever amount of people share. The quote you posted from me is so a dad and daughter or a husband and wife or whatever may share resources. It isn't a loophole to allow five people to make a joint account to share one PDF. If you are at a different table, the PDF should be watermarked with your account. Friends who meet periodically and play doesn't fall under the "same household living together" that you quoted.
That's strange. I received a notification it was in my downloads and thought 6-97 should have also went in all VO accounts. I have sent an email to customer service and Chris to look into it. One thing that may be holding it up in some weird loop is it is the text version PDF not layed out yet with art and the like.I believe it will have final layout done on Monday.
Every time the Society has to deal with Torch, Torch always finds a way to screw us and come out ahead.
Glad to hear this. He was ALWAYS supposed to be this guy since the start of the campaign. If the perception now that this is what he is, then Things are starting to balance out where they always were supposed to have been.