Most times our group played the scenarios, we pretty much took initiative to self muster and create a group. Maybe a few signs to folks in the mustering areas encouraging folks to self muster to speed things up before the sessions would help.
As for the special, I would plan for too many GMs for the special, so that when GMs don't show up, folks are prepared for the specific tier. I felt sorry for some of those GMs who were unprepared during the pressure filled special.
I was really happy with Gencon. My compliments to all involved.
I'll add my thoughts. I played in the 10-11 tier. It was a blast. We really had lots of fun running through it. I do wish we had more time to enjoy some of the parts, because all of us had a blast playing together. Besides my cousin and I, nobody knew each other, but boy we had fun.
I never made it to part II. There were rumors throughout the con that part II was a win or die scenario. The omen should have been the chronicle sheet from part I. As has been mentioned, any scenario really has to do with the DM quality, and the group quality. My paladin of Iomedae was truly ready to die impart II if I made it. The epic chance would have been worth it.
What I would have liked to have seen, we're back-up slots available for folks that didn't make it, since it sounds like people who qualified were no-shows.
Thanks for everyone who volunteered, played with me, and paizo for a great time!
PS: Kyle, thanks for allowing my Scotty's group to be your first kill at Gencon! And also so people understand, he's one of the best DMs I've had the chance to play with.
My wife and I were running new characters at the con, which took us out of the bidding. Otherwise, we could have bid using other characters. Also, we were trying to fit in all the other parts of the grand convocation. Needed more time!
Another option for boons, is what about tying some of them to PFS Scenarios purchased. So, if a person were to buy an entire season, it would unlock x boon. This is pushing the PFS Society locally, where those folks can't attend a con, for whatever reasons, but are playing PFS locally.
My cousin and I just signed up for rats I & II. I couldn't resist since Bob might be runnning part II. He's almost managed to kill me twice, and then had to strip me of my paladin powers, but I'm always ready for a challenge!
And, of course, at least there will be beverages to be had since Bob's average scenario times Run 6-8 hours :)
In all fairness, Bob's one of the best GMs I've played with.
I thought the hotel was fine. There were grocery stores and local restaurants that folks could go to all the time. It just took a little planning.
My wife and I had a blast. It was fun getting to know the paizo staff and fellow gamers.
My only complaint would be to plan for bigger game rooms. Folks were stacked on top of each other, and I felt real sorry for all the GMs trying to shout over were another.
What is the format or procedure if I need to switch an event now that trading, etc. has closed? I had to play a scenario last night to make a legal table, but had already signed up for this scenario on Saturday morning: #3-03: The Ghenett Manor Gauntlet (5-9).
It looked like these events were still open:
Wow. Pretty heated opinions. Just wanted to start off by saying Mike Brock has already improved the game, and still is improving the game for us. It's not an easy job, but he's damn good at it.
Secondly, the money commit doesn't hold up. I side withTodd on this about personal sacrifice. Ive spent many weekends working and not going out with friends, or buying this item or that, to save to attend a con. It was personal sacrifice to work late evenings or put in extra hours, but I did it for a chance to attend a con.
My schedule and the wife's (minus the Saturday morning event for her).
Friday, July 6
Saturday, July 7
Sunday, July 8
Ok, maybe it's been a long day. Is the rating system for the lottery events only, or are you also supposed to rate the open events too?
I'm reading it as register and rank only lottery events on Thursday June 7th
Then Thursday June 14th sign up of the "open events" tab of PFS Scenarios.
Is that correct?
Just curious to see if there has ever been any discussion on adding a weekly "Rules Explained" Blog or even adding a Pathfinder Line such as Rules 101 (following suit with those like companion, campaign setting, etc.).
It would include examples, in-depth rule explainations, options, etc. I think there would be quite a bit of merit, and save folks time searching through the forums for threads.
Some examples might be:
I know there are lots more, just some fodder for the discussion.