|Michel Lepage Venture-Captain, Canada—Quebec|
March 26 to 28 2013 au pavillon Desjardins de l'Univercité Laval, Québec city.
We will have PFS tables true the con and need GMs for french and english games.
This is our first try at adding PFS and RP in general to a small local anime con, lets see what we can do :)
Contact me at http://www.facebook.com/groups/pfsquebec/ if you are interested.
You are right, I corrected my post, thank you :)
First, thank you for GMing for PFS.
I do understand your frustation, I deal with most of the same problems in Quebec City. We have 1 table most weeks, geting close to 2 about half the time. we get new peoples on a regular basis and are replaying a lot of 1-5 adventures from last year to get peoples to at least lvl 3.
Many good suggestions in the tread but I will add my grain of salt.
1) Use an internet planing site and encourage peoples to reserve their spot on the table. We use a facebook group to discuss and linked facebook events to plan the games. Their is a lot of other free solutions, just use something. This helps in a lot of ways. You can know in advance if you need a second GM, peoples will know what will be played, if their is a cancelation you will get a lot less frustrated players...
2) Try to have an optional GM prepping a low level adventure in advance and bring what he need to run it. If you get to many peoples, last minute walk-ins or peoples who already played an adventure, the optional GM can step in and his character get GM credits.
3) For your main adventure, alternate 1-5 stuff and higher level adventures. The week you have higher level stuff, mix high enough characters with pregens. At some point, peoples will start to get lvl 4, add credits from pregens and jump to 5 quickly and so on.
4) For possible low level adventures, I will only add that sanctioned modules, especially some of the Free RPG Day can be mixed with your regular PFS modules. We be goblins look especially fun.
5) Contact me ! I am VC for Quebec City, but I know you are missing someone for Montreal and I will help if I can.
Michel Lepage wrote:
After retreading the pfs guide, I think you can, in some case pay pay it back (replace the used item). You still always pay forward :)
If it is the same scroll, potion or even things like repairing a sundered sword, I think it falls under borrowed item. I would even allow paying for the owner to repurchase the same item from a boon he own.
The end result should always be that the original owner end up with a legally purchased copy of the same item.
Post your event in the my game section, read the PFS guide, get one of the scenarios (some are even free), play :)
After the game, don't forget to report your games then come back here and tell us how it went.
I would still recommend you send an email to your VC so he is aware of your games and so he can help.
Have fun !
I would love a pdf of those :)
Prepping this for my next game, my players will love it :)
Hero Lab was giving me differences in the stats of creatures with templates so I double checked.
So I did them for subtier 1-2 with the rebuild method. I get significant diferences so here they are if you want to use them:
-- I removed the stat blocks and will moved them to an external link.
The Dire Porcupine is from a Frog God game's Tome of Horors Complete, not the Giant Porcupine from Bestiary 3. I will probably use the Dire version, it is much nastier ;)
Tristan Windseeker wrote:
Thank you :)
Bob Jonquet wrote:
Yup, goblins, RP with a troll, a mini Babayaga hut :)
It is also short enough to let you explain rules, tactics and lore to new players within the 4-5 h timeframe.
Been their, a lot...
I find that using a Facebook group event or something similar and asking peoples to reserve their place reduce no-shows.
If I end up with 1 or 2 players, I will do a rules workshop of some kind. Things like build characters on Herolab on my laptop, character audit, build suggestions... New players love that :) then I run small encounters to teach tactics or I talk about Golarion lore pertinent.
Doing that may even get you a walk in to replace your no-show.
If I have someone late and the base prep is done, I talk background. For example, this year, I have been doing a tour of Magnimar.
The FAQ talk about scrolls and ally spellbooks but not enemy spellbooks so I understand the confusion.
The enemy spell book is counted in the loot and is usually part of the gold you get at the end so I personally let casters add the spells before the loot is sold (paying the scribing cost).
From the latest Guide to PFS, page 38:
[quote=]"Starting with Version 2.2 of this document (and not retroactive to any previous scenarios that were run), any GM who runs a scenario gets full credit for that scenario applied to one of her own characters. “Full credit” means the GM gets the following: +1 XP for the scenario, 100% of the Max Gold for the subtier most appropriate to the GM’s character, and 2 PP (or, for a slow advancement track character, +1/2 XP, 1 PP, and 50% of the Max Gold for the subtier most appropriate to the GM’s character).
So unless you previously played the scenario, yes you have access to every item and get full gold and 2PP.
Introduce myself... ok :)
I am a frog (French Canadian from Quebec) with a wonderful wife who let me be a geek, and 3 kids (10 to 13) who are infected with gaming.
I have been playing TTRPG for about 30 years, mostly GMing. I tried a lot of game systems but most of it was D&D, AD&D, GURPS, 3.5 D&D, 4e D&D then Pathfinder witch I ma very happy with.
I have been into gaming clubs and organizations when life allows it. Last year I was looking for PFS in Quebec City and there was none so I started it. It as been growing slowly. We now have 25-30 players; a couple may try their hands at GMing at some point.
Other interests include gaming in general, scuba diving and history.
If you are near Quebec at some point, come play a game with us :)
We use a Facebook page to organize play:
Geting ready for the new season :)
We are looking for more players, more GMs (for now their is me) end a better location.
I am open to any suggestion on that (places to post invitations, peoples to contact, etc...)
We play in french with the english books, but would also do an english table if we had enough peoples.
Join the Facebook group if you want to play with us or just want to discuss PFS in french :)
We are now done with First Steps 1 and it went well.
My players are all new to pathfinder and I am new to PFS GMing so it took 7h to finish the first module. Part of it was explaining PFS, part of it was introducing Pathfinder rules. The paperwork aspect of it also took longer than I thought.
I expect the next one to go much faster.
I am looking for GMs, more player and for a better location.
Everyone play NPC clases, the only dices rolled are for skills, 95% of the game is RP. That would not be of the average party ;)
With my group it would go about as well as the time I tried running a political game with them lol.