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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2013 Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Venture-Captain, New Jersey. 896 posts (906 including aliases). 7 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 18 Pathfinder Society characters.



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I'd like to make some recommendations for next year's Free RPG Day 2015.

Free RPG Day is an event that RPG Companies like Paizo give free product to showcase their games in the spirit of growing the hobby. It's meant to attract new players who may have never played in an RPG before or those who may not have tried a particular system and hopefully gets them to keep playing.

It's also a big event for those of us who already are involved in RPG's and many fans of Paizo are looking to play the latest offering from our favorite publisher.

My recommendations to support both groups are as follows:

1. The level of the adventure(s) should be between levels 3-5. At these levels many of the PC classes get signature abilities that otherwise would be unavailable as a 1st level beginner adventurer. It allows classes to strut their stuff for new players without overwhelming them.

2. The adventure - should be a series of 3 or 4 1-hour quests similar to the PFS Quests in Goblin Attack, the Beginners Box Bash, and the quests used for the PFS Open Call. This is mainly to allow for walk-in's and passerby's who may not have a full 3-4 hours to play an RPG at that time, but may otherwise be interested.

3. They should be rewarded with a gaming 'hook' to get them to come back and play again. For Paizo it would be a minor chronicle sheet that is usable in Pathfinder Society Organized Play (as Paizo's main marketing engine). If a new player were to play all of the quests offered in the Free RPG Day module then they could get a more substantial boon similar to the boon offered during the Beginner Box Bash. If the player is a current PFS member then they would be offered a boon similar to normal chronicle sheet offering 1XP, 1 or 2PP, and level appropriate GP.

These are my recommendations if anyone else has others please feel free to chime in.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Risen from the Sands

The deserts of Osirion—land of pharaohs and ancient tombs—hide not just untold wonders, but also unspeakable dangers. When the vast sand dunes part to reveal the ancient pyramid of the legendary Pharaoh of Sphinxes, glory seekers from across many nations race toward it, each fighting to be the first to claim its wonders. But the storied pharaoh doesn't rest quietly within this monument, and his tomb was designed to slaughter any who would dare trespass.

A band of bold adventurers are the first to arrive, and stand poised to claim what’s risen from the sands—but they're unaware of the doom that lurks inside. With daring on their side and strange, rarely seen powers at their disposal, the heroes may be the only force capable of containing the force of evil within and defeating its curse!

ONLY PFS LEGAL CHARACTERS OF LEVELS 2-4 ALLOWED

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
Faction
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Just what the title says.

Can the cross-blooded and tattooed sorcerer archetypes be combined?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

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I'd like to congratulate New Jersey Venture-Lieutenant Rick Lighthiser for earning his 5th star as a PFS GM.

Rick has dedicated much of his time running games for PFS Gamers in New Jersey and throughout the Northeast at regional game conventions such as Mepacon, The Seelie Court, Dreamation and Dexcon.

A tireless supporter of Pathfinder Society Organized Play, Rick is always willing to support gamers of all ages and experience.

Congrats Rick!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

MONASTERY OF SAINT KYERIXUS

After exploring the Crypt of Tula, you have returned to Belhaim to recover and prepare to enter the ruined Iroran Monastery of Saint Kyerixus and destroy Aeteperax before it attacks Belhaim. The monastery’s ruins are filled with monsters, guardians, and wild beasts that serve Aeteperax.

Will you be able to clear the monastery and confront the evil dragon Aeteperax, or will Belhaim be doomed?

ONLY PFS LEGAL CHARACTERS OF LEVELS 5-7 ALLOWED

***NOTE*** This slot will take about 6 hours, perhaps longer depending on party actions. The adventure may be split into a 2nd Part – We’ll make this call during the game.

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
Faction
Desired token (if any) (link or attach to the email)

Current Roster:
1. Charlie Edmond - Paladin 2/Swashbuckler 5
2. Rob Ashby - Illusionist 7
3. Frequent Online GM Spot
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Alt 1.
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**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Since the South and the Mid-Atlantic are covered in snow, the airports are shut down, my flight to Dundracon cancelled. I think its a good time to get some impromptu Online Games going for the next 48 hours while we're stuck in this Wintry mess!

Anyone willing to get some online PFS games on!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

I'd like to announce that Brian Lefebre, South Jersey's Venture Lieutenant has achieved his 5th star as a Pathfinder Society Game Master!

Brian Lefebre has volunteered hundreds of hours for PFS and has achieved this great milestone. He regularly GM's at his local store, All Things Fun. Brian also assists in GMing in Philadelphia, PA.

He has been a GM in Dexcon, Dreamation, Seelie Court as well as Gen Con, where he was integral in introducing new players into Pathfinder having GM'd all 11 slots of PFS in the Kid's Track and Beginner Box Demos.

****And as a special bonus he made it to the top 32 for RPG Superstar 2014!!! ****

It's an honor to announce his achievement and I'm proud to have him as a Venture Lieutenant for New Jersey.

Congrats!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

"Fangwood Keep" is an adventure of infiltration, investigation, and dungeon exploration for 4th-level characters, written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world’s oldest RPG. This volume also contains a gazetteer of the Marideth River valley and a brand-new monster from the bizarre realm of the fey, both of which can easily be integrated into any campaign setting.

Written by Alex Greenshields

For PFS legal characters of Levels 3-5

Looking for two more players

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
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Desired token (if any)(link or attach to the email)

Current Roster:
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**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–11: Library of the Lion

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–5.

Few societies have so vaunted a tradition of leading crusades as Taldor, yet the constant revisions to its history by scheming factions leaves the truth obscured by countless acts of political modifications. Even the lauded Kitharodian Academy’s texts are riddled with these changes, so when a secretive ally approaches the Pathfinder Society with information about a hidden archive that contains the unaltered histories, the Pathfinders plan a daring infiltration to recover the secrets of Taldor’s past victories so that Mendev might benefit from the discovery.

Content in "Library of the Lion" also contributes directly to the ongoing storylines of the Cheliax, Grand Lodge, and Taldor factions.

Written by Kyle Elliot.

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
Faction
Desired token (if any)(link or attach to the email)

Current Roster:
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**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

PFS Mode of Part 2: (Lvls 3-5) of the Dragon's Demand.

Days after the wizard Hunclay perished, Baroness Origen Devy has planned an auction at the request of Hunclay's heir to sell off all of Hunclay’s property and possessions so that the proceeds can be sent to her in a neighboring village. While cataloguing the contents of Hunclay’s manor the clerks found that Hunclay had a cave were he stored other objects of value. Baroness Origen has once again requested the help of the society in finding the cave and returning anything of value back to her so it can be properly auctioned.

And so our journey begins....

ONLY PFS LEGAL CHARACTERS OF LEVELS 3-5 ALLOWED

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
Faction
Desired token (if any)(link or attach to the email)

Current Roster:
1. Robert Ashby - Wizard
2. Lee Acker - Wizard
3. Charlie Edmond - Swashbuckler/Paladin
4. Miguel Junar - Cleric
5. Janey Junar - Fighter
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We have one opening for anyone who is interested

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

DREAMATION 2014
February 20 - 23, 2014
The Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center
Morristown, New Jersey

Cost: $50 for the entire convention to include all 9 gaming slots!

For more information visit HERE

To Sign up for PFS Games on WARHORN

Dreamation will be hosting over 60 tables of PFS Society gaming to include at least 2 PFS sanctioned modules, the Siege of the Diamond City and Bonekeep!

Below is a list of scenarios that are scheduled to be played at DREAMATION 2014:

Pathfinder Society #5–08 The Confirmation
Pathfinder Society #5-09 The Traitor's Lodge
Pathfinder Society #5-10 Where Mammoths Dare Not Tread
Pathfinder Society #5-11 Library of the Lion
Pathfinder Society #5-12 Destiny of the Sands, Part 1
Pathfinder Society #5-13 Weapon in the Rift
Pathfinder Society Module: Murder's Mark
Pathfinder Society Module: Dragon's Demand Pt 1
Pathfinder Society Module: Dragon's Demand Pt 2
Pathfinder Society Module: Dragon's Demand Pt 3
Pathfinder Society Module: Midnight Mirror
Pathfinder Society Module: We Be Goblins
Pathfinder Society Module: We Be Goblins Too!
Pathfinder Society Special: Siege of the Diamond City
PFS Special: Ruins of Bonekeep Level One The Silent Grave
PFS Special, Ruins of Bonekeep—Level Two: Maze to the Mind Slave
PFS Fiesta (Pathfinder Society - Pathfinder RPG)
By Various. One from the library. Bring 4 friends and we will find the judge for the module. Only things you can't play are things on the schedule

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

PFS Mode of Part 1: The Blood Vow Lair (Lvls 1-3) Portion of the Dragon's Demand.

Founded by a famous dragonslayer, the small town of Belhaim has become a sleepy rural community just off the beaten path, a settlement where everyone knows everyone and strangers are the talk of the town. But when Belhaim’s peace and quiet is shattered by the sudden collapse of the last standing tower of its founder’s castle, things quickly bloom out of control. Why were there bodies of kobolds amid the rubble? What’s the sinister secret behind the strange sounds of flapping wings in the night? And what’s happened to local wizard Balthus Hunclay, who’s not answering knocks on his door? The collapsed tower had long been an eyesore to the cantankerous old man—could he have had something to do with its destruction? And what of the rumors of strange stirrings in nearby Dragonfen? Has Belhaim’s ancient draconic nemesis returned?

ONLY PFS LEGAL CHARACTERS OF LEVELS 1-3 ALLOWED

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
Faction
Desired token (if any)(link or attach to the email)

Current Roster:
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Visit http://pathfindersocietyonline.com/events/ for more information

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Pathfinder Society Scenario #5–08: The Confirmation
A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for level 1-2.

Almost all Pathfinders undergo extensive training for three or more years to learn the tricks of the trade, and their last test before graduating from the ranks of the initiates to the status of a full Pathfinder agent is the Confirmation, a special research project that involves considerable fieldwork and is designed to simulate the initiates' future work as a Pathfinder. Even the noteworthy field commissioned agents sometimes participate in such trials as a way to familiarize themselves with the Pathfinder Society’s rules and expectations. Although Confirmation is typically an individual affair, the society recently discovered a site on the Isle of Kortos that would be perfect for initiates but perhaps too dangerous to handle alone. Successfully uncovering this site’s secrets will not only contribute to the society’s body of knowledge but shape the exciting careers ahead for each of the prospective agents.

Written by Kyle Baird.

Priority will be given to players who will be playing one of the 10 Advanced Classes.

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
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Faction
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Current Roster:
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**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

A PFS Sanctioned module for Tier 1-2

Beneath Brokenhelm Hill and the weathered walls of Thornkeep lies an ancient maze of magic and madness. Once the workrooms and summoning chamber of a rebel Azlanti lord, these subterranean chambers were forgotten thousands of years ago after the eradication of the evil lord and his followers. Over the centuries, adventurers have found their way into these twisting passages and magnificent chambers, only to discover that the fading magic of the ancient Azlanti still lingers here. The people of Thornkeep call this dungeon the Halls Under the Hill, but those heroes who have dared its depths know this place by a different name: the Accursed Halls.

This is a PFS playtest for the Advanced Classes.

Priority will be given to players who will be playing one of the 10 Advanced Classes.

To secure a slot, please email me the following information at junesoler (at) gmail (dot) com.

Your name
PFS #
Character name
Race, Class, and Level
Faction
Desired token (if any)(link or attach to the email)

Current Roster:
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**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

DREAMATION 2013
February 21 - 24, 2013
The Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center
Morristown, New Jersey
Cost: $50 for the entire convention to include all 9 gaming slots!

For more information visit: http://www.dexposure.com/d2013.html

Sign up for PFS Games at http://warhorn.net/dreamation-16-naga-pfs/

Dreamation will be hosting over 50 tables of PFS Society gaming to include at least 2 PFS sanctioned modules and the Race for the Runecarved Key Special!!!

Below is a list of scenarios that are scheduled to be played at DREAMATION 2013:

PFS 4–01: Rise of the Goblin Guild
PFS 4–02: In Wrath’s Shadow
PFS 4–03: The Golemworks Incident
PFS 4–04: King of the Storval Stairs
PFS 4–05: The Sanos Abduction
PFS 4–06: The Green Market
PFS 4–07: Severing Ties
PFS 4–08: The Cultist's Kiss
PFS 4-09: The Blakros Matrimony
PFS 4-10: Feast of Sigils
PFS 4–11: The Disappeared
PFS 4-12: The Refuge of Time
PFS 4–13: Fortress of the Nail
PFS 4–14: My Enemy's Enemy
PFS SP-3 Race for the Runecarved Key
PFS Intro 1: First Steps—Part I: In Service to Lore
PFS Intro 2: First Steps—Part II: To Delve the Dungeon Deep
PFS Intro 3: First Steps—Part III: A Vision of Betrayal

PFS Module: From Shore to Sea
PFS Module: Murder's Mark

GM 101- Come polish Your Skills as a GM or learn how to be one.
PFS Q-1 Quest: Ambush in Absalom
PFS Quest-2 Urge to Evolve

PFS Fiesta (Pathfinder Society - Pathfinder RPG)
By Various. One from the library. Bring 4 friends and we will find the judge for the module. Only things you can't play are things on he schedule

PFS Special (Pathfinder Society - Pathfinder RPG)
By Unknown. Who knows what our goblin friends are hard at work at to surprise you. Sign up and find out! Level to be determined

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Congratulations to Rick Lighthiser, who will be the new Venture Lieutenant for Northern New Jersey!

Rick has been running PFS games at local game stores and filling in at Regional Conventions for the last few years and has become very knowledgable with the local players and GM's.

I am proud to have him as my new Venture Lieutenant and look forward to expanding PFS to all our local stores!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

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I see the need for these especially as demos for curious would be pathfinders. If were going to get dozens of these in the future I hope the chronicles have more than what amounts to boons on the sheets.

Perhaps 4 or so of theses 'quests' make a complete story arc.

Complete any 4 Quests based on Magnimar and get a chronicle sheet with 1xp, 1pp, plus x amount of gold.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Will these be available in October when the PDF is delivered to the Kickstarter backers?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Actually looking at ultimate equipment is the widen spell rod available?

Look at page 179 under table 4-2

Metamagic (+3 spell level), minor 14,000 gp
Metamagic (+3 spell level), normal 54,000 gp
Metamagic (+3 spell level), greater 121,500 gp

Then look at page 180 at table 4-5

and widen spell is on there.

Is this right?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

PFS has arrived at the Jersey Shore!

Each session will be about 4-5hrs. If we have 3 or more players attending we will play a game session. A session will get canceled if less than 3 players are available to play or if weather/significant event is a factor.

Sign up at http://www.warhorn.org/jerseypfs

When

Sun, Sep 16, 2012 afternoon from 12-5pm
Sun, Sep 30, 2012 afternoon from 12-5pm

Location:
Hobbymasters
2nd Floor
62 White Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

Contact
June Soler
973-819-8259
isolerjr at yahoo dot com

Scenarios
#2-11: The Penumbral Accords (PFRPG)
#4–01: Rise of the Goblin Guild (PFRPG)

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

PFS has arrived at the Jersey Shore!

Each session will be about 4-5hrs. If we have 3 or more players attending we will play a game session. A session will get canceled if less than 3 players are available to play or if weather/significant event is a factor.

Sign up at http://www.warhorn.org/jerseypfs

The Pathfinder Society Organized Play Group will meet on the 1st Friday of the month.

We'll be offering any Scenarios from tier 1-5.

The fee to attend the Roleplaying Society of Monmouth County is $3.00 per person. You must be 14 years or older to attend.

Fri, Sep 7, 2012

The Annex of the The Old First Methodist Church
197 Locust Ave
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Contacts:
June Soler
973-819-8259
isolerjr at yahoo dot com

Scenarios

#3-05: Tide of Twilight (PFRPG)
#3-09: The Quest for Perfection—Part I: The Edge of Heaven (PFRPG)


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Can a Thassalonian Specialist specialize in a sub-school?

example:

A Thassalonian Specialist of Wrath with a focus on Admixture is this allowed?

Since the Thassalonian specialty requires that you take two distinct schools this doesnt really conflict with the admixture school. In fact nothing conflict with the schools so long as your oposition schools remain the same.

Am I incorrect?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

While reviewing the new players guide for PFS pages 9-11 inferred a lot of Pathfinder Society involvement. It even had the fame and prestige method that was originally presented in the faction book.

I know this has been brought up before but are there plans to allow the Shattered Star AP into PFS play?

I'm asking because it seems the Society will have a big role in this adventure path so it would make sense for this AP.

One suggestion would be to divide each AP into sections similar to how the RoTRL Anniversary edition is.

It would be by level/chapter specific and it would allow those chapters to be used in a similar fashion to how we use Pathfinder Modules.

Each Section would represent the equivalent of a Pathfinder Module

PFS Chronicles could be made to reflect the treasure found in that specific section/chapter.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

DISCLAIMER: These are the views of one of my players, Not my own, But I found his email interesting and I wanted to get feedback from the community.

So here is his email:

Quote:

P.S. - More of my soapboxing on the state of things in PFS. Just disregard this if you're not interested. This also has spoilers for 3-25, though I'll try to be vague.

I must say that I think PFS is straying. One thing that I've liked about PFS in the past is how realistic it has seemed. For my part, I have enjoyed the openness of the settings and encounters, and the willingness of the organizers and writers to let player planning and preparation win the day.

One thing I increasingly came to dislike in LFR was its set-piece encounters, where players are funneled through highly unrealistic combats designed to punish their characters regardless of planning, and further to demand a nearly impossible set of required abilities of all characters who will be sitting at a table full of strangers.

LFR's use of unrealistic and often unique terrain features and demands that combats take place in those prescribed locales, and in a prescribed way lent a feeling that the players were in a combination of boardgame and narrative that at first felt novel, but then became increasingly onerous.

This state of affairs appealed to the optimizers, who viewed these combats in the way most of us would view a wargame or complicated boardgame, while at the same time driving away non-optimizing roleplayers. The limited resources available to the campaign along with the requirements for writing such difficult modules has led to less modules for fewer players, and this cycle is playing out as LFR continues in a death-spiral. This death has been further hastened by the announcement of 5th edition (I refuse to call it "Next"), as some players who would otherwise play LFR have become unwilling to do so with no guarantee that it will continue to live on.

3-25 very much reminded me of an LFR module. Little to no roleplaying, ending in a large set-piece encounter that funnels the party through a meat-grinder combat. For the optimizers - fun, I suppose. For the rest, the very real possibility of a TPK, and if an RPG is an attempt to place the PCs at the center of their own heroic story, this is something that I would call unfun and a solid failure. In fact the layout of the terrain suggests that the scenario writer wants a TPK and that the organizers have no problem with that.

I know that a vocal group of players have been trash-talking and asking for tougher scenarios. But can this vocal, hyper-involved group really represent the majority of players? Are ALL PFS players really optimizers who have been destroying scenarios? Further, even if they have, was it unfun? Did the campaign dwindle because of it, or did it grow?

I've read on the boards that PFS is growing, but I think that the organizers are perhaps taking this the wrong way. LFR is dying. RPGs are in vogue. Casual gamers are looking for something somewhat regimented to spend their time on. WotC had some of this group with LFR, Encounters and Delves, but I think that even before 4th edition began to wane, some of that group wanted more RP and less wargame/boardgame.

I think that PFS is becoming more popular not in spite of its "too easy" scenarios, but because they are so open and offer greater flexibility and greater opportunity to roleplay. I think that Paizo is listening to a small group of vocal optimizers and at the sudden increase in the popularity of PFS and thinking they are linked.

Instead I think they are coincidental and that linking them denies the current success of the "easy" scenarios and the obvious source of new players - the demise of 4th edition and it's organized play options. PFS was already successful, and for good reason. Trying to turn it into LFR/Encounters/Delves, I think, is a mistake. Let the wargamers play wargames, and the boardgamers play boardgames ... can we please have a roleplaying game for our campaign?

I still like PFS, and I like June as a DM (he's great and can make almost any scenario fun), but I know that with another DM I might have hated this scenario. And I must admit that if all future scenarios are headed in this direction, I probably won't be playing PFS too much longer ... or if I do, it will not be to get my RP fix - that's for sure!

My rant is done. Sorry if by reading it you feel that your time has been wasted

So what do you all think? Constructive comments are welcome.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

This Saturday 06/16/12 FREE RPG DAY brings PFS to a store near you!

Dawn of the Scarlet Sun
An adventure for six 5th-level characters.
Written by James Jacobs

The coastal city of Magnimar is no stranger to crime, yet recently, a series of murders has sent a chill through the early morning streets. Someone—or something—is stalking and killing worshipers of Sarenrae, the goddess of the sun. The city guard is prepared to ambush the murderer, but they need help—help of the kind that adventurers are so good at providing. What is the sinister truth behind these violent acts?

Dawn of the Scarlet Sun is a PFS Sanctioned module and will be played at the following locations:

New York City: There are 2 sessions of this event. One at 11AM and another at 3PM at The Compleat Strategist in New York City, W. 33rd Street. See the PFS Events Section for more info.

New Jersey: There is also 1 Session from 12pm till 4pm also taking place at Hobbymasters Gaming store in Red Bank, NJ. See the PFS Events Section for more info.

New Jersey: There are 2 Sessions one at 12PM and another at 4pm at All Things Fun game store in West Berin, NJ. See the PFS Events Section for more info.

There are 6 pre-generated characters that will be provided by the GM if needed.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Guys,

The last 4 scenarios for season three are slated to be released on Friday Jul 6.

Is it in the afternoon as usual (PST Time) or will they be released earlier in the day?

Asking so I can see if its possible to modify an existing con going on at the same time in case I dont make it to Seattle for Paizocon.

Thanks.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Well, we just finished with PFS at Origins and completed 110+ tables. Although these numbers were better than last year, they should have been significantly better. The expected table count should have been in the range of 150-175 tables. Over all PFS was successful given the limited resources and planning involved. The vast majority of players had a great time, they were able to receive phenomenal prize support from Paizo (special thanks to Erik Mona and Mike Brock), they won some convention boons and participated in two interactives to include a cameo of Judge Huang during Blood Under Absalom (a cos-player who volunteered complete with a mace, oni horns and armor). I'm confident that with the date shift to June, Origins will be that much better and we can expect 200+ tables at the con next year!

Some of the things that contributed to a depressed table count based on my observations were as follows:

1. Origins 2011 Convention Dates: Apparently the con dates right after the holiday weekend/OSU finals week decreased con participation. Although GAMA is saying attendance was up by 5% from last year I'm not sure if that's accurate. More than half of all RPG tables were empty. Even vendors complained that turn-out was low.

2. Lack of Coordination/Organization: Apparently there were some incorrect assumptions between the umbrella group that PFS fell under and the support they were supposed to provide to PFS. Thankfully the local VC and several other GM/VO's got together to make the most out of a bad situation with limited resources. After a tough first day things progressively got better as the con went along.

3. Lack of committed GM's: The lack of GM's was a sore point at the con as many of the regular GM's could not make it to the con due to real-life issues/con dates. Had there been just 5 additional GM's per slot we would have been able to run that many more tables every slot. Although no gamers were turned away from playing PFS, many 7 player tables were run during the con.

Of course there were some things that went very well:

1. Paizo provided unbelievable prize support to both players and GM's and this was a HUGE plus to the event. Many players left with prizes and boons and players were really happy!

2. We were growing new GM's out of the woodwork as players stepped up to GM at the con. Special thanks to every player who became a GM to ensure a table ran. We couldn't have done it without you.

Although this list is not all-inclusive, I'd like to personally thank the following folks for all their help during the con:

Russel Akred
Clint Blome
Derek Boobyer
Brent Bowser
Mike Brock - Thanks for the advice and support!
Michael Costello
Stuart Davidson
Michael Grancey
Geoffrey Griffith
Greg Hurst
David Kersher
Mike Lazar
Michael Linder
Art Lobdell
Mike McNerney
Wes Nicholson - For keeping us sane with the witty humor during those sleep-deprived 18 hour days!
Justin Ross
David Santana
Tracey Windeknecht

and lastly thanks to every player whose dedication and support of Paizo make PFS possible.

See you all next year. Here's to a bigger and better PFS at Origins in 2013!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Mike/Mark any chance the PFS chronicle sheet for Dawn of the Scarlet Sun can get published on Free RPG Day or will we also have to wait until the 18th?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Just got an internal message from Ambrus Valsin...

...I'm on mission....yeahhhh boyeeee!!!!

Lol!

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

We recently played a 3rd lvl module where only one player had a PFS character at the mod level range. Everyone else made 3rd lvl pregens of their own characters.

The PFS guide 4.1 states on pg.23 For modules below level 9, if you do not have a character in the correct level range, you may use a Pathfinder Society pregenerated character, available on paizo.com. If you play a pregenerated character, you apply the credit from the pregenerated character played to a newly created character, with the GP gained reduced to 1,398 GP (or 699 for slow advancement track characters).

Does the bolded part mean you may only use the official pregens on the paizo.com website or could they have used their own pre-gens so long as they were PFS legal?

As far as awarding the chronicle sheets they would get the reduced GP amount and xp to apply to a 1st lvl character. The lvl appropriate character would get a normal chronicle sheet.

Is this correct?

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

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Okay guys and Gals I got the go ahead from Liz Courts and Mike Brock to have a PFS centered Q&A webchat in a few weeks using Liz's chatroom.

I'll be posting the information and date as soon as we clear up the details.

So if you cant make it to GENCON for the PFS Meeting this is the next best thing!


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Today I GM'd a game and one of the PC's cast Aqueous Orb on a Ghost.

Could the ghost leave the area and not be affected because the aqueous orb is a physical orb of water or is it still affected if it fail's it saving throw because its a magical sphere of water?

If you reply please provide the reference to back up your statement.

Thanks.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

Hey if anyone is interested in playing PFS in SIerra Vista at Pyrimid Comics or at Orbital Games please send me a private message on paizo.com.

I'll be in the area till the 1st week of April.

**** Venture-Captain, New Jersey aka Shivok

DREAMATION 2012
February 23 - 26, 2012
The Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center
Morristown, New Jersey

http://www.warhorn.net/dreamation-2012-naga

Dreamation will be hosting over 25 tables of PFS Society gaming to include at least 2 PFS sanctioned modules and the Blood under Absolom Special!!!

Below is a list of scenarios that are scheduled to be played at DREAMATION 2012:

Pathfinder Module: ( 2 rounds)Crypt of the Everflame
Pathfinder Module: (2 rounds)Tomb of the Iron Medusa
#3-07: Echoes of the Overwatched (PATH)
#3-08: Among the Gods (PATH)
#3-09: The Quest for Perfection—Pt I
#3-10: The Immortal Conundrum (PATH)
#3-11: The Quest for Perfection—Part II: On Hostile waters
#3-12: Wonders in the Weave—Pt I: Dog Pharoah's Tomb
#3-13: The Quest for Perfection—Part III
#3-14: Wonders in the Weave—Pt II
Pathfinder Society Special: Blood Under Absalom

In addition we have 9 Tables of Pathfinder Fiesta where players help choose the mods(lvl's 1-11)to play!

So dont wait. Come enjoy PFS on the East Coast and if you can endure sleep deprivation you may even get to play PFS games during Midnight Madness!

So come on down to Jersey and get your game on!

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