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Gameday information updated for August and September **note August is moving to the 4th Saturday due to Gencon the week before and I'm going to be a geek!!!

warhorn of awesomeness

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Wolfspirit wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
2nd month and a 7 player table. One more and two tables.. not bad for a new venue!!!!
Glad things went well... we had a 7 person table at the Game Keep as well. Between your game, the Game Keep, and a potential Spring Hill / Columbia game that might be starting up, the Middle Tennessee area is starting to have quite a few people playing

Which is awesome. Just need to get more word of mouth out there about gamedays lol

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2nd month and a 7 player table. One more and two tables.. not bad for a new venue!!!!

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Kevin,

I know we have at least 3, There is one that is coming with one of the other signed up attendees. So Michael (miska) and a hubby/wife combo

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Yayy ... all official and stuff

WARHORN

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The scenario for the July 19 game day is

03-05 Tide of Twilight

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for Levels 1–5.

In researching a recently recovered druidic lorestone, the Pathfinder Society learns of a powerful artifact with the power to turn men into bestial abominations. Amid claims of increased werewolf activity in the region, the PCs travel into the heart of the Verduran Forest to retrieve the valuable relic from a cabal of evil druids believed to currently hold it.

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My first trial by fire if you will, was running classic tables at Origins 2010 .. I'd been GMing for 3 months and Doug threw me into the fire and expected me to dance ..

I danced .. I learned .. and I grew and hopefully became a better GM for it in the long run.

Running cold sucks .. and has been stated enough times in this thread alone that we don't need to go into another one.

Mitigation: .. if it's a matter of the GM not taking the time to prep there isn't a lot the coordinator can do if the GM chooses to run cold. Simply put, if the GM had the time (exceptional circumstances apply) and didn't take it .. that GM shouldn't be asked to GM again, but there should also be a conversation with the GM.

If it's a matter of the GM volunteering at the last minute .. explain to the table .. allow the GM 10 minutes to read over and provide them with additional resources they may need as they are helping to save the coordinator booty and getting a table to make.

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No, you wouldn't. The storylines didn't really start until season 1, so you'd be fine.

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Hey guys,

At one point, we could upload maps to the shared drive, however, it has been stated (and I think posted on the new website for the prep drive) that maps fall under copyright material(I'm sure someone can explain it better) and unfortunately we are not allowed to put maps up on the shared drive website anymore.

It would be advisable to email the admins for the drive website and let them know which scenarios had maps added so they can remove them

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Gameday: 7/19/14
Time: 10:30am
Location:Grande Adventures Comics
803 N Thompson Ln #102a, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Running a Tier 1-5 scenario

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Spinning saw polearms have a place in the culture.. where to unicycles fit in? lol

I don't see it

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Umm.. were unicycles even invented in this time period? Are they a part of this world's culture?

I have yet seen, and I'be been playing/Gming since season 0, a unicycle in a scenario.

isn't even going to touch the fact that earthworms and additional resources were mentioned in the same sentence

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Benjamin Falk wrote:


Persons should not be reduced to sex and gender, neither should the discourse be reduced like that.

Quite honestly, in my humble opinion, this is all that really ever needed to be said on the topic.

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Nick Greene wrote:
PFCBG!!! Why you no come see me in Knoxville?

cause I is a busy busy girl .. talking with the boyfriend about getting over there some saturday for a gameday or something.

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Timothy "Sethos" Travis wrote:
i missed the first time (June) but i'd like to try to get to the game in July. do you know what you might be running?

Timothy,

Not sure what I'm running yet -- however, it would be for tier 1-5 .. if you have a specific request feel free to PM it to me, or you can PM me what you have played and I can go from there.

Looking forward to having you at the game day

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**disclaimer on herolab** please keep in mind that having all the books and whatnot in herolab does not negate the need to have the official reference at the table with you.

That can be either the physical hardcover or the pdf -- saying at the table "but herolab says" is probably going to have the GM sending you to the pregen table.

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*disclaimer that this information is based on what happened last year and could be changed this year*

Basically find the area that you are mustering in and tell the muster person (holding the clipboard) that you have three in X level range .. they will try to work with you -- but always good to listen to what others are saying and see if you can get a full table of 6 .. if you have a full table of 6 let the muster person know that as well.

You can learn as much or as little as you like. I think most people know a smattering, but no one is an expert at it .. and with timed events in this type of situation roleplay past what is done w/in the boundaries of acts in the scenario, while not discouraged, isn't typically drawn out that much (from my limited experiences)

Other than that .. take a deep breath; if you get lost or need help look for me .. I'm going to be trying to wear a pair of purple bunny ears for the con; I'm sure I can get you pointed in the right direction as much as I can.

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Hi and welcome to the GM pool

I think the biggest thing to do as a GM is to read and study, take the time in the beginning to read up on things you aren't familiar with .. Make cheat sheets for the scenarios of feats and spells if you want to.. and don't be afraid to tell the group

"I'm not sure, I'm going to rule it this way based on my interpretation.. but I will find out and clarify for everyone involved"

Then come to the boards and do a search .. or find someone to send a PM to asking a question or two -- I've helped several people in PMs as it's easier to have a complete conversation sometimes in PM.

Good luck and have fun, :)

PFCGB

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Flint.

As far as I am concerned, 10:30 will be the official start time.

Glad you had a good time

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Gameday went great ...

Everyone seemed to enjoy their captives lol

Tentatively planning for 7/19 as the next day .. let me know if you are able to make it :)

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notes the tone of the thread has changed to the passive aggressive "fine, if I have to play by the rules then EVERYONE has to play by the rules and now we need some new rules" ... this is when these threads get fun

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Patrick F wrote:

P.S. Each time a fellow Pathfinder in this thread tells me to quit PFS, a hungry whippet dog steals a mutton leg from a dwarf...

Basically, my response to this is: to be a GM in an organized play setting means acknowledging and accepting that there are going to be limitations to what you as a GM can do.

You have to acknowledge that you aren't the ultimate GM in this instance, instead Mike and John are the ultimate GMs and we are simply allowed to play in their "home" game.

As the ultimate GMs, Mike and John have set for rules for their "home" game .. these are the rules for PFS ..

If you want to GM in their "home" game you have to abide by the rules. If you cannot, then you are better off not GMing PFS as much as I hate to tell ANY GM not to run PFS .. that is sometimes the better option for people.

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DM DoctorEvil wrote:

We have the time noted. I will have to drag them from their beds most likely, but baring something unforeseen we will come.

Mind if I invite a few other Franklinites? Not sure if they will travel but they are part of my regular game.

With you and the girls, flint and my boyfriend .. we have room for 1 more possibly 2 of people don't mind a 7 player table (don't like running but them but will) .. unless we have someone else who will step up and GM

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Mattastrophic wrote:
thejeff wrote:
Yes, the GM's hands are tied.

So are the people who don't enjoy Easy Mode SOL?

-Matt

In terms of desiring a hard-core balls to the walls gaming experience .. yes, yes you are.

sorry.

The powers that be cannot please everyone and have to try and come up with a good happy medium that hits the majority of the player base instead of catering to one specific group. The middle covers the majority of the easy mode plays and the majority of the hard core players .. giving those that desire hard core .. hard mode on some of the scenarios.

But what both sides have to realize and accept, is that the game is not going to be catered to them.

in the example of the 1 easy mode guy with a table of hard core .. he has the option of getting up and walking away .. just as it would be true if the scenario was reversed.

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Flint Northwood wrote:
Are you planning on running a PFS game, or just a casual session? I also trek up to the Nashville games now and then, but wouldn't mind an occasional local fix.

I'll be doing PFS specific games ..

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thistledown wrote:
Michael Brock wrote:
thistledown wrote:

Is Paizo giving GM's the scenarios they're running for free or do we need to buy them?

Similarly, if we're signed up to demo the card game, do we need to bring our own or will paizo have a demo copy for us to use?

Yes, you will receive your scenarios. They will be placed in GM accounts by the middle of June if not earlier. For the three season 6 scenarios, those will be available in the beginning of August.

We will also gave demo decks available in the dealer hall and base sets available in the card game OP room.

So..., it's the middle of June...

and it's about 8am in Seattle lol ...

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DM DoctorEvil wrote:
Did you confirm the place and time? We will try to be there next weekend, barring some unforeseen event.

We should be there when the doors open at 10. I went and talked to the guys at the store this past week and they are super excited and will have open an open gaming table for us.

I would say start no later than 1030??

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reyyvin wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
reyyvin wrote:

I was just e-mailed about an online convention boon I won... The organizer says they must include a character's name/ID#/faction#/etc and chronicle number.

The problem is that I have no characters that can use the boon (Mounted Tradition). Filling out that information "uses" the boon, right?

If I gave the organizer information about an unmade character (like name of "Trade Boon" and #99) and put it as chronicle 1 , along with a copy of the original e-mail, would that allow me to trade it?

Not sure why an online boon would be any different from a regular convention boon and that information is not filled out at a regular convention.

Is the coordinator emailing the boon to you? If so that would be the only reason I can think of that they would require all that information to be filled out.

If you have to give him the information, just make the character number the next one in line for your number of characters and plan to make a character that can use it next.

If you are wanting to trade the boon; I would have issues as yes, that technically uses the boon and would prevent you from trading it for something else that you'd want.

**disclaimer all of the above is my opinion only**

The coordinator said that was the agreement they made last year with Paizo for e-boons. I have some boons from other online Cons, but they didn't need that info (They just have my PFS # on it).

Unfortunately for me, Mounted Tradition also requires a race boon to go with it, which I don't have; all of them are older and I'm unlikely to get one. Only usable option for me on it is a Tengu with an axe beak - and I already have an unassigned character that has that from DM credits and a certain quest chain.

I am looking for opinions since I don't want to get it, trade it, then screw the person that wanted it.

I'm not up on the on-line gaming rules and regs .. that to be honest is more a question for the online VOs than the boon trading thread as you'll get a better, more accurate answer

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reyyvin wrote:

I was just e-mailed about an online convention boon I won... The organizer says they must include a character's name/ID#/faction#/etc and chronicle number.

The problem is that I have no characters that can use the boon (Mounted Tradition). Filling out that information "uses" the boon, right?

If I gave the organizer information about an unmade character (like name of "Trade Boon" and #99) and put it as chronicle 1 , along with a copy of the original e-mail, would that allow me to trade it?

Not sure why an online boon would be any different from a regular convention boon and that information is not filled out at a regular convention.

Is the coordinator emailing the boon to you? If so that would be the only reason I can think of that they would require all that information to be filled out.

If you have to give him the information, just make the character number the next one in line for your number of characters and plan to make a character that can use it next.

If you are wanting to trade the boon; I would have issues as yes, that technically uses the boon and would prevent you from trading it for something else that you'd want.

**disclaimer all of the above is my opinion only**

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DM DoctorEvil wrote:

I would be interested in a monthly game in the 'boro, depending on when. I live in Arrington (between M'boro and Franklin) and drive up to the weekly Saturday Nashville/Hermitage game regularly (but not every week).

Would head south-east occasionally to support a new site if it helped. Distance is about the same.
I can also bring my two gamer girls (ages 13 and 12).

That would be awesome;

I'm looking at the 3rd Saturday morning of the month (variable depending on the gamestore's needs/conflicts). August will be the 4th Saturday if we are able to do it.

Let me know what works for you.. with myself, my boyfriend and the three of you we have a legal table.

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plaidwandering wrote:


I also don't think a player should be required to search forums for every single ability/item they have to verify their have been no forum changes.

Who's responsibility is to then to make sure the player's character is legal and the player has all the correct information for the character they are playing?

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rknop wrote:
I would be... if it were four years ago. (That's when I moved away from Nashville. I miss Nashville.)

bummer ... I just moved here in October lol .. so couldn't have helped you 4 years ago either :/

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Thinking of starting a monthly gameday at Grand Adventure Comics in Murfreesboro

Is there anyone on the boards that would be interested?

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Hrmm .. my recent story ...

My boyfriend just played his first PFS game and is now enthusiastically pushing me to start a weekly home game if he can find the people and has gone with me to check out a gamestore in the area that hasn't been tapped for PFS yet.

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Totenpfuhl wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:


The convention has restrictions against using the hallway as a muster point, so we are confined to a small space at the back of the ballroom.

Oh, so after last year's kerfuffle they are sticking us inside the ballroom? Definitely sounds safer, but makes it even more important to try to get a group together before actually getting to the event.

we weren't supposed to be mustering outside the ballroom either last year

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Thrawn007 wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:


The best thing as the GM, is a Sniggvert suggested, be there early to get your seat assignment and set up your table.. be ready for last minute changes as a harried musterer comes running up to see if you will run game X or what you have prepped you can run instead of what you already have set up ... if that happens, please don't get pissy with the musterer lol .. cause you might not get water that way ;)

1) How early does the hall open for first session to get GM's in? (That way I can make sure I'm set up and ready to go early.)

2) If we are running the same mod 2 sessions in a row, is it likely we'll have the same table assignment both games? (I have that situation on both Thursday and Friday, and assume that's the case for many others where it could get scheduled that way.)

3) When last minute changes happen, is it usually a case of you not having your table fill, and then just seeing what the musterers can put together out of the players looking for a game and holding tickets? In these cases, how do the musterers know your other games prepped? (Assuming they just ask, but once again, where GM's can make the process easiest...especially if more than 2 can be prepped. For example, I could see prepping both Confirmation and Horn of Aroden pretty easily, due to the design of both modules.)

1. Muster and HQ staff should be there hopefully by 730ish .. (basing this on last year) but could vary depending on how their night went before. There is no guarantee you will be seated at your table right at 730; but should be seated before your players.

2. Basically, be prepared to pack up completely between slots. As musterers we cannot guarantee that we are going to have the same table groups for each slot (basing this on last year) and even if we do .. not guarantee that you get the table again.

3. They happen because of players not showing up for the one game and generics standing around wanting a game but having already played or not being high enough level for that one. The musterer should come to see what you have prepped, or may ask what you can run .. it varies.

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Had a blast this weekend .. cannot wait for next year .. date for the weekend is solidly hooked so there will be more cons!!!!!

Yayyy cons

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Thrawn007 wrote:

I'm not sure what the restrictions are that make mustering difficult, but I guess it's worth saying...is there anything from the GM side we can do to help with Mustering? Special markings for our table? Spinning sirens on top of a pole? Held up signs identifying our tier?

As a first time DM, if there are tricks or tips other DM's have learned the last couple years to make the mustering process smoother, those should be shared too. (Probably should quit hijacking this thread though!)

The convention has restrictions against using the hallway as a muster point, so we are confined to a small space at the back of the ballroom.

At any given time, a musterer has 5-6 or more people yammering them about trying to get on a table, or are you seating X game, or where can i find X game.

The best thing as the GM, is a Sniggvert suggested, be there early to get your seat assignment and set up your table.. be ready for last minute changes as a harried musterer comes running up to see if you will run game X or what you have prepped you can run instead of what you already have set up ... if that happens, please don't get pissy with the musterer lol .. cause you might not get water that way ;)

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skyshark wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
skyshark wrote:
As a GENCON first timer, will more slots of anything PFS related (excluding the ACG) be offered for Slot #6 (Friday 7pm)? So far from what I'm seeing, the only thing offered at that time is the Special, which we all know is sold out. I can't imagine that PFS would completely shut down for a Friday night with the exception of one event that has limited space.

Typically yes it does .. reason being is that the entire room, all the tables are slotted for the battle interactive special.

There have been rare exceptions, but I think those were more corner case than something that would be come the norm.

That's disappointing, i'll have to send Mike an email then to throw me down as a backup GM for anything then since I'm slotted to GM eight other games as well.

The battle interactive is a huge draw .. they've always had just the one game scheduled for the slot of the battle interactive. Since it's a huge huge mustering headache just in itself, having to muster other tables at the same time would cause the muster people to rip out hair, gnash teeth and generally be even more unpleasant than they usually are (joking they are usually always pleasant)

not to mention the distraction at the "non interactive" tables if they were in the same room as the special, constantly being interrupted by announcements and whatnot that happen during the special.

All around it's just easier for everyone involved

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Hi, welcome,

I'm assuming you were given a card with your PFS number on it?

If you click "my account" at the top, you'll be taken to a page with a bunch of account options and links and buttons.

Scroll down and you'll see (on the left side) a header of "pathfinder society" there you should find your link to join the society and after clicking that will have the spot to put in your code.

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skyshark wrote:
As a GENCON first timer, will more slots of anything PFS related (excluding the ACG) be offered for Slot #6 (Friday 7pm)? So far from what I'm seeing, the only thing offered at that time is the Special, which we all know is sold out. I can't imagine that PFS would completely shut down for a Friday night with the exception of one event that has limited space.

Typically yes it does .. reason being is that the entire room, all the tables are slotted for the battle interactive special.

There have been rare exceptions, but I think those were more corner case than something that would be come the norm.

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feels the pull to a long dead issue and finds a glitterbomb miraculously appearing in her paws

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You can contact your local venture captain, they should be able to look up your history and get you a chronicle. If that doesn't work contact Mike

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my first games were March of 2010, 5th star was January of 2012

I traveled to conventions, did gamedays, basically offered to GM whenever and wherever I could lol

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nosig wrote:
Purple Fluffy CatBunnyGnome wrote:
nosig wrote:

I've been thinking of the phrase "Women in PFS" and thinking of things other than "jerk" reactions and sexism.

I can only think of one judge I would really like to play for that I missed a chance to play with. And she's a woman... and when I was at a CON where she was judging I missed her table as she was running things I had already played, and this was before judge re-plays. I'm sort of saving my last replay partly on the off chance that I get another chance... if she get's back to my neck of the woods again.

Anyone else have a point about "Women in PFS" that isn't a sexism issue (which I think we all know about and understand at this point) - sprinkle it on in here and we'll enjoy it (at least I will).

whomever would that be? lol

I had my say on this topic already when there was a huge huge huge thread ..

so I'll just say this .. if we all treated each other with common decency and didn't assume anything about some of the opposite gender I think that there would be more equality among the genders and we wouldn't have the disparity we do now (even thought it's gotten better)

I don't go into a gaming arena with the thought that I'm going to be treated differently because I have girly bits .. I expect to be respected because I'm the GM and I'm going to try kill your character.

:)

*giggles and does a little cheerleading sidekick on her way out the door*

*sprinkles glitter*

eeek! she caught me!

she wasn't going to peek back in here... I thought she said she wasn't comeing back in here... Now my secret is out...

I know, when I sit at her table I'll change to a different T-Shirt, so she wont recognize me... Maybe a Taldon faction shirt...

Lol

Two stipulations ...

You come to Nashville .. and you don't change shirts at the table.

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nosig wrote:

I've been thinking of the phrase "Women in PFS" and thinking of things other than "jerk" reactions and sexism.

I can only think of one judge I would really like to play for that I missed a chance to play with. And she's a woman... and when I was at a CON where she was judging I missed her table as she was running things I had already played, and this was before judge re-plays. I'm sort of saving my last replay partly on the off chance that I get another chance... if she get's back to my neck of the woods again.

Anyone else have a point about "Women in PFS" that isn't a sexism issue (which I think we all know about and understand at this point) - sprinkle it on in here and we'll enjoy it (at least I will).

whomever would that be? lol

I had my say on this topic already when there was a huge huge huge thread ..

so I'll just say this .. if we all treated each other with common decency and didn't assume anything about some of the opposite gender I think that there would be more equality among the genders and we wouldn't have the disparity we do now (even thought it's gotten better)

I don't go into a gaming arena with the thought that I'm going to be treated differently because I have girly bits .. I expect to be respected because I'm the GM and I'm going to try kill your character.

:)

*giggles and does a little cheerleading sidekick on her way out the door*

*sprinkles glitter*

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sees a point being demonstrated, but waits for someone else to see it too

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Srsly this thread is still alive?

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Keep watch in the paizocon section of the forums (link on the left) to see when the lottery opens up

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Congratz Carlos :)

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