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Full Name

Eric Bennett

Race

Outsider (Californian)

Classes/Levels

Gestalt Commoner/Expert

Gender

Size

Medium (5' 10", 225 lbs)

Age

252 in dog years

Deity

The Flying Spaghetti Monster

Location

The PFS Forums

Languages

Pretty much all of them

Occupation

Volunteer GM

Homepage URL

Here's me on Instagram!

About Nefreet

How are badly written rules handled in Society?

Spreadsheet of the flipmats/map packs used for each scenario.

Pathfinder Society Campaign Paths.

Need to search the FAQ by keyword?

Comprehensive list of evergreen scenarios.

Comprehensive list of PFS Convention Boons.

My thoughts on handling Knowledge checks.

Mark Seifter on Maintaining a Grapple.

Subtractional Resources

Sidenote: for Pathfinder and Starfinder we use "GM" for "GameMaster".

Paizo's development process.

Debunking 'RAW':
Remember, there is no such thing as "Rules as Written". That's a fairly recent internet philosophy which really means "I believe my interpretation is correct, you should listen to me".

Reading is an interpretive activity. Two people can read the same passage and come to two entirely different conclusions. That alone should be strong enough evidence to show that "RAW" is a fallacy.

To lessen that chance of occurring, you not only need more text (which is difficult when you have a limited word count), but you need to have a firm grasp of the system itself and all its nuances and implied understandings (which is what GMs are for).

The first can be alleviated through FAQs. Imagine how thick the Core Rulebook would be if it included the entire FAQ. The second can be alleviated by not stubbornly limiting your understanding to a narrow viewpoint using limited resources.