Dear J, (Velsa-IronRage)
I am unsure if it is I you were talking about being the one on the couch expressing my displeasure. I am Ian. I remember a game in which we came together to test impossibilities. Revenge for some of our prior defeats at the hand of Krune. To play something we were very likely not succeed at, yet have a good time doing so with the company of fellow Pathfinders (The true reward). We had laughs and joy in the intro. We almost got that dava to join without pay! For the greater good of course (I and my character are CG). If only she had at a bite of that cookie! :cough: wafer :cough:. They were tasty.
I did have a conversation on the sofa with my fellows after their demise, but none of that had to do with the game. We chatted of plays, people on stage. The things on our minds and of things that made us happy. I came to the game to play with my friends and play with them I did.
I think the game was ran correctly and fairly. Does that mean there will be vast differences between judge to judge? Yes, of course! It is the same with all scenarios. So we got an excellent GM that knows what she is doing. Well good. The more I know, the better I know how to build.
Should such a hyper variable be included into PFS in the future scenarios? I don't know. It appears to cause some dissent, but it also proves more of a challenge. I'm there to be with people, not to win.
I can understand your frustration. I did not bring a melee fighter, which is normally my specialty, to the fight. After hearing others were not bringing their A-game-characters I decided to do the same. I expected death as no less. To quote myself in response to the game inquiry sent to me by a venture officer ". . . I thought we were all on the same page of 'we came, we saw, we died, we laughed about it over a pint.' If our party comp was different we could have stood a chance, but we happened to be mostly casters in an AMF."
I have no doubt we would have wrecked it if we brought our A game.
In the future chat with me about it before posting how you thought I felt, if it is me you were talking about.
-Guy on the couch.
Edit: "if we brought our A game".