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LOL

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Nohwear wrote:
I would appreciate it if people would politely and constructively attack my idea for a one time total wipe of your number. If it is a bad idea, or just too much hassle, I would like to know why.

My personal opinion in the idea of a total wipe is no.

I think it creates a layer of meta game that doesn't need to be there with knowing what happened within the scenario. In addition, as one who has played games after I've GM'd them, it's honestly just not as much fun to play a scenario when you know what's coming; there is no challenge.

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gatherer818 wrote:

I haven't read all the previous threads on this topic, but I've read this one and was surprised not to see something mentioned: a per-character replay option. Not "unlimited replay", which sounds a bit much, but also making it where you never have a situation where you can't level a character up because they've played everything they can reach.

Or perhaps an option to replay a scenario you played at the lower subtier, but you have to play at the higher subtier and you only get the difference between the two - ST 6-7 gold MINUS the ST 3-4 gold, plus you get the 6-7 items but you don't get a second of each "limit 1" from the 3-4, and you can't claim the same boons again but if you complete a different boon you can get it.

I know as a bit of a "completionist" myself I'm already wary about running in the lower subtier because I'm permanently locking off rewards from all my characters every time I do. My highest level character only has three Chronicle Sheets and I'm already worried about it, even though I plan to also GM, so that helps mitigate it a little. A per-character replay would also allow those items that fit perfectly into certain builds to be discovered and then obtained, so there's a lot less guesswork in trying to pick the right character to get the right rewards.

I imagine this has probably been advanced as a theory before, but not having seen it yet myself, I might as well throw it in the ring.

PS: It might be better imagined as something like 3 or 5 runs of the same scenario, but none of them on the same character. This would be more complicated (you'd have to check more than just the one character's Chronicle Sheets), but also prevent "unlimited replay" by virtue of making 20+ characters.

Originally (waaaaayyyyy back in the day) you could replay each scenario once per faction -- so 5 times with a different character of a different faction. That, quite honestly, created tons of problems (personally I'm happy to retire the two characters that have cross-over chronicles it was confusing).

The biggest problem with doing this was that by the third time you played a scenario it was hold hat.. you knew what was going to happen, you knew how to prepare your character and the only thing different was the faction mission; which wasn't all the interesting.

I was happy when the replay rules were changed and don't see a reason to change them. My opinion is that, while everyone gives back in their own way to their community, stepping up to GM if you've played 6.5 seasons of scenarios might be a good idea.

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James Martin wrote:
captnchuck67 wrote:
still waiting to see if I was accepted. I just hope Paizo does not pull on me what they did last year.
What did they pull on you? And if you wish to GM PFS at GenCon, you might want to start GMing elsewhere to gain some experience. I'm not seeing any GM Stars on your profile.

No offense intended, but having stars or not having stars isn't an indicator of being a GM :) Just someone who may not have GM'd much.

I'm sure anyone of any experience level will be welcome to join the ranks of Gencon GMs, we all had to start somewhere

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ConNooga is back and PFS is there

Sign-ups can be found ConNooga

Signup now and reserve your spot!!!

Hope you see you there

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Bumping as less than a month way OMGOSH

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In a loud room (such as a convention) I'll get up and lean into the middle of the table to read the long parts -- this way I don't have to speak as loud (saving my voice some) and the players can all hear me.

The trick is to not read down into the table ... but look up and read "out" to the table.

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Nefreet wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
Andrew Christian wrote:
You do NOT! Have the right to turn someone away using Hero Labs.
I do, I have, and I will continue to do so.

Well, this blew up over night. I'm at work and haven't read the 124 posts since I made this one, but I wanted to expand on it before the thread gets locked.

I don't work for HeroLab. I *volunteer* for Paizo. I have volunteered thousands of hours for them thus far. I have -zero- obligation to promote, endorse, or support -any- third party product, including HeroLab.

And I have every right to speak out against it.

But what gives you the right to refuse a player a seat based on their use of the program? I.e. what post or rule are you basing this on. If it's your personal preference than that goes against the spirit PFS in my opinion

The Exchange

Report a dummy table .. you'll get the link to download the session tracker

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trollbill wrote:
Kalindlara wrote:
trollbill wrote:
godsDMit wrote:
trollbill wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:

Trollbill

The Dm CAN require a paper character sheet. They do not have to insist on a paper character sheet: they can and probably will be ok with an electronic one. IE neither the DM nor the player are breaking any rules when they use an electronic sheet

I agree. What I mean by 'legal' is: MUST be accepted by the GM versus MAY be accepted by the GM. A GM MUST accept a printed character sheet as a valid character sheet. They MAY accept a non-printed character as a valid character sheet.
Please provide a link to where it says paper copies must be accepted and electronic ones can be rejected just cause they are electronic.

It has been provided previously, but here it is again:

Mike Brock's post on the matter

Michael Brock wrote:
While we require that players have physical chronicle and character sheets, we want it to be as easy as possible for anyone to come to a PFS game and play Pathfinder! So if someone comes to your table without a printed character sheet, we strongly encourage you to find a way to include them in the game and then advise them of the rules for future games. We want everyone to feel welcome in our PFS community.

It does not say "we require that players have a physical or electronic chronicle and character sheet," ergo the GM is only required to accept physical chronicles and character sheets.

For interpretation purposes this was all started by a thread where Nefreet express his right, like he did in this thread, to refuse electronic character sheets. The debate got heated to the point that another thread was started specifically to answer this question and Mike was forced to make a ruling. It was a ruling he didn't like making and most of the posters didn't it either but is was made, none-the-less.

Again,
...

And arguing a bad rule based on it being a rule ... is bad form..

I'll echo the previous poster .. I'm done with this discussion, it's pointless

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Ok .. so Mike said that physical sheets are required.

No where in that thread does he say that physical sheets are the only legal character sheet.

No where in that thread does he say that you cannot use an electronic character sheet

No where in that thread does he give permission for GMs to refuse a player a seat because they do not have a paper copy

what he does say

Quote:

Mike Brock

While we require that players have physical chronicle and character sheets, we want it to be as easy as possible for anyone to come to a PFS game and play Pathfinder! So if someone comes to your table without a printed character sheet, we strongly encourage you to find a way to include them in the game and then advise them of the rules for future games. We want everyone to feel welcome in our PFS community.

Which to me means figure out a way to make it work and let the player know that they need to have a paper copy in the future. To me this does NOT mean that I have the right to refuse the player a seat at the table nor does it give me the right to say that they cannot use their electronic character sheet.

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trollbill wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:

Trollbill

The Dm CAN require a paper character sheet. They do not have to insist on a paper character sheet: they can and probably will be ok with an electronic one. IE neither the DM nor the player are breaking any rules when they use an electronic sheet

I agree. What I mean by 'legal' is: MUST be accepted by the GM versus MAY be accepted by the GM. A GM MUST accept a printed character sheet as a valid character sheet. They MAY accept a non-printed character as a valid character sheet.

Please provide a link to the source post where you are garnering your interpretation ... that would be helpful

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trollbill wrote:
godsDMit wrote:
trollbill wrote:
godsDMit wrote:
trollbill wrote:
godsDMit wrote:
trollbill wrote:

What those two statements DON'T mean together is that:

1) A Hero Lab character sheet on a electronic device is legal (it is already accepted that GMs are not required to accept non-printed character sheets).
2) Using Hero Lab to keep track of your buffs, conditional modifiers, HP, etc. is legal.

Im in complete disagreement with you here.

If Mike meant you could print out HeroLab sheets and use those he would have specified it. Since he didn't, that means (unless Tonya wants to clarify otherwise) that running from the program on your laptop or tablet is fine, so long as you have a paper copy for backup in case the power dies or the GM wants to see the paper copy.

Mike said you MUST be able to supply a printed character sheet. He did not say you must be able to supply a printed character sheet UNLESS you are using Hero Lab.

Can you link to the post you are using as a reference?

Yes, and that was for the express purpose of making sure that you could pass it to the GM for their perusal if they wanted access to your sheet and not wanting to take the risk of dropping your laptop or tablet. Nowhere did he say you MUST use the paper copy.

You are correct, he did not say you must USE a paper copy. He said only a paper copy was a legal character sheet. Thus a GM may, if they so choose, refuse to accept someone using a different format other than the printed form. Now as far as I am aware of, Nefreet is the only one to actually make use of that right. But since he does GM at major conventions like GenCon then him having that right is relevant.

Personally, I would not do such a thing and think GMs should allow them, but again, that doesn't mean Nefreet doesn't have the right to refuse them. If was, after all, Nefreet's refusal that forced the ruling in the first place.

Please link to the statement by Mike that only paper copies are legal character sheets.
He did not use those...

can you provide a link to the reference you are using?

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Mulgar wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
Keith Apperson wrote:
trollbill wrote:
This does not jibe with Mike Brock's statements on the matter. How do you reconcile this?

His intention is that if the GM asks to see your character sheet, you must be able to hand him a character sheet, on paper, legible and up to date.

(The below isn't against you, but a general explanation)

What I do at the table during gameplay is completely separate from that.

If I keep track of hit points in pencil, dry erase, rolldown dice, abacus, or HeroLab during the session, that's my business.

If buffs are managed by handouts (my mesmerist), standup notecards (a local cavalier/paladin/buff monster), Paizo's Buff Cards set next to the battlefield, someone reminding every round, or me checking a box in HeroLab, that's my business.

The only requirement is: I must be able to hand the GM a paper character sheet for them to audit. I must be able to provide the GM with my calculations and numbers for whatever I'm doing (DC on a spell, Save, Attack). Anything beyond that is saying 'you're playing wrong' with no rules to back it.

Thea Peters wrote:
As far as I'm aware (and other posters have stated) HeroLab is a legal form of character sheet -- just not a legal source document for providing references
Technically, by Brock, it is not if the GM would like to look at your sheet. They could accept it (many will), but they are perfectly valid in saying 'I do not want to handle your $200-$1200 electronic device, please hand me a piece of paper'.
That is on the GM and the player at that point, that still doesn't give a GM the right to refuse to sit a player that is using HeroLab
It does if you can't show a paper copy when requested.

Your opinion

Mine differs

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trollbill wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
Keith Apperson wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
I've been around since the beginning. I didn't agree with it then, and I don't agree with it now.

I know you've got history, I just know some people miss particular threads and rulings. :)

I still agree. Not having this as a written rule would reduce the amount of rules in the campaign, make things more accessible, and cause less tension between players and GMs.

People will argue with examples of bad players or ones that are irresponsible (I had a similar player to the one with the folded up character sheet - his animal companion was, at most, 18 numbers total on a sheet of paper). Having a rule then being able to bend the rule, rather than having 'common sense' and 'encouraging and helping' a player gives some GMs more of a feeling of control I think.

If a player does that at my table at GenCon and I am able to bend a rule, then assist them, letting them know 'not everyone will be as nice', it may be more encouraging for them to get in line than 'I don't understand this, it'd be nice if you had it on a character sheet' and getting 'well, no rule says I have to'.

In today's electronic world, can we really kick a player from the table for not having a paper copy of his character? My opinion, no, we can encourage them to have it for power reasons, Gm audit, etc. But I don't feel that we as GMs have the right nor will I ever kick a player from my table for not having a paper copy.

Doing so just because there is a a rule that alludes to the face you can isn't right

I think you are preaching to the choir, but Mike was forced to make a ruling and he chose the answer that best protected GMs and Paizo from liability.

Then it's on the player if they want to take that chance .. knowing that a GM could have issues with it. But that still doesn't mean, to me at least, that we can refuse a player a seat at the table.

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Keith Apperson wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
I've been around since the beginning. I didn't agree with it then, and I don't agree with it now.

I know you've got history, I just know some people miss particular threads and rulings. :)

I still agree. Not having this as a written rule would reduce the amount of rules in the campaign, make things more accessible, and cause less tension between players and GMs.

People will argue with examples of bad players or ones that are irresponsible (I had a similar player to the one with the folded up character sheet - his animal companion was, at most, 18 numbers total on a sheet of paper). Having a rule then being able to bend the rule, rather than having 'common sense' and 'encouraging and helping' a player gives some GMs more of a feeling of control I think.

If a player does that at my table at GenCon and I am able to bend a rule, then assist them, letting them know 'not everyone will be as nice', it may be more encouraging for them to get in line than 'I don't understand this, it'd be nice if you had it on a character sheet' and getting 'well, no rule says I have to'.

In today's electronic world, can we really kick a player from the table for not having a paper copy of his character? My opinion, no, we can encourage them to have it for power reasons, Gm audit, etc. But I don't feel that we as GMs have the right nor will I ever kick a player from my table for not having a paper copy.

Doing so just because there is a a rule that alludes to the face you can isn't right

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Keith Apperson wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
Then it's a bad rule ... as it flys in the face of "inclusive" and "don't be a jerk" and needs to be reviewed and revised imo
I agree. If you weren't around for that ruling (wouldn't blame you for not reading the whole thread), it was a 'We need a ruling on this!' situation. People pushed for an official ruling instead of using common sense, so we got this. Brock ruled in a way to protect the GMs in the best way possible - putting the responsibility on the players.

I've been around since the beginning. I didn't agree with it then, and I don't agree with it now.

While I'll be the first one to say the onus for character proof is on the player .. there are times that it pays to be considerate and work with the player rather than relying on rules that were merely made to quiet the online masses.

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Keith Apperson wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
At that point, if you were on my table, I'd hike my butt up out of my chair .. walk around and leaving the tablet on the table look at the reference.

I understand and agree with you. I could use the standing and sitting a bit more than I do already, I'm sure. I would do the same.

The question isn't on the 'ways GMs can make it work', the question is: would a GM be justified doing this. The straight, Rules, black and white version is: Yes, a GM could reject a player for not having a paper character sheet, by the rules.

Then it's a bad rule ... as it flies in the face of "inclusive" and "don't be a jerk" and needs to be reviewed and revised imo

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Michael Hallet wrote:
Keith Apperson wrote:
Technically, by Brock, it is not if the GM would like to look at your sheet. They could accept it (many will), but they are perfectly valid in saying 'I do not want to handle your $200-$1200 electronic device, please hand me a piece of paper'.

While I agree, here is what still confuses me about that position. I hand the GM my paper character sheet. Upon looking it over, they see something that they are not familiar with and ask to see a copy of the rule.

Guess what I'm going to hand them? My tablet. Because there is currently no requirement that I have to print out copies of the pages from my PDFs. (I don't own hard copies of any of the books.) So you haven't really solved the problem the ruling claims to solve.

Maybe someone who is a lawyer can do some quick pro bono work for his fellow gamers and draft a waiver of liability that GMs could hand to players to sign that would absolve the GM from any incidental or accidental damages that may occur as a result of the GM needing to handle the players electronic equipment. (Of course laws could be different enough in different jurisdictions, especially international, that who knows how feasible this would actually be.)

At that point, if you were on my table, I'd hike my butt up out of my chair .. walk around and leaving the tablet on the table look at the reference.

I am in the camp of not wanting to handle someone else's expensive electronics ... but if there is a way I can avoid the potential of dropping said electronic and still review the reference I'll take it upon myself to do so.

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godsDMit wrote:
trollbill wrote:

What those two statements DON'T mean together is that:

1) A Hero Lab character sheet on a electronic device is legal (it is already accepted that GMs are not required to accept non-printed character sheets).
2) Using Hero Lab to keep track of your buffs, conditional modifiers, HP, etc. is legal.

Im in complete disagreement with you here.

If Mike meant you could print out HeroLab sheets and use those he would have specified it. Since he didn't, that means (unless Tonya wants to clarify otherwise) that running from the program on your laptop or tablet is fine, so long as you have a paper copy for backup in case the power dies or the GM wants to see the paper copy.

That's my understanding .. and I've never seen it written as a rule anywhere that a GM can refuse a player a spot because they are using an electronic character sheet. At that point, if they loose power ... they can switch to a pregen (at least in my games cause ... well don't be a jerk about it).. and remind the player to have a printed copy in the future

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Keith Apperson wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
That is on the GM and the player at that point, that still doesn't give a GM the right to refuse to sit a player that is using HeroLab

It depends on which part you're talking about. If they do not have physical copies of their character sheet? Yes, they could. Brock STRONGLY ENCOURAGES people to work the player, but they are not meeting the requirements and could be handed a pregen or asked to leave.

If they do meet the first requirement and are additionally using HeroLab, the GM has no leg to stand on (As The Fox states).

Working with the player -- leaving the tablet on the table and scrolling through it instead of picking it up

Being a jerk -- saying you can't sit at the table because you use Herolab ...

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Keith Apperson wrote:
trollbill wrote:
This does not jibe with Mike Brock's statements on the matter. How do you reconcile this?

His intention is that if the GM asks to see your character sheet, you must be able to hand him a character sheet, on paper, legible and up to date.

(The below isn't against you, but a general explanation)

What I do at the table during gameplay is completely separate from that.

If I keep track of hit points in pencil, dry erase, rolldown dice, abacus, or HeroLab during the session, that's my business.

If buffs are managed by handouts (my mesmerist), standup notecards (a local cavalier/paladin/buff monster), Paizo's Buff Cards set next to the battlefield, someone reminding every round, or me checking a box in HeroLab, that's my business.

The only requirement is: I must be able to hand the GM a paper character sheet for them to audit. I must be able to provide the GM with my calculations and numbers for whatever I'm doing (DC on a spell, Save, Attack). Anything beyond that is saying 'you're playing wrong' with no rules to back it.

Thea Peters wrote:
As far as I'm aware (and other posters have stated) HeroLab is a legal form of character sheet -- just not a legal source document for providing references
Technically, by Brock, it is not if the GM would like to look at your sheet. They could accept it (many will), but they are perfectly valid in saying 'I do not want to handle your $200-$1200 electronic device, please hand me a piece of paper'.

That is on the GM and the player at that point, that still doesn't give a GM the right to refuse to sit a player that is using HeroLab

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I'd be interested in seeing the citation that allows a GM to not sit a player for using HeroLab.

As far as I'm aware (and other posters have stated) HeroLab is a legal form of character sheet -- just not a legal source document for providing references

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I'll 2nd the welcome. This is a wonderful community and while we may have our disagreements, we can all agree that we've chosen a wonderful game.

Another resource page that might be helpful is the Player Resources

warhorn.net is also another useful tool for finding games

And as Deighton mentioned there are VOs for your area that can help you get into games as well.

Good luck and happy gaming

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Griffin Rider wrote:
Seamus_Muadhen23 wrote:
Goodbye Nick! You have been a great Venture Captain and grown the game tremendously, promoted the sale of Paizo products vigorously and your presence as VC will be missed now that you have resigned.
Indeed Nick is sorely missed. I came back from holiday hiatus (retail manager) to find a community that went from 5-6 tables at the main venue every week and 3 satellites running a couple tables each to what looks like trouble forming 2 tables at the main venue. Sad state of affairs. Good luck in your future endeavors Nick Green and Felix Adam.

Nick is missed, however, PFS play in Knoxville is regrouping and will soon be back as strong as ever :) Have no fear.

If you have questions or concerns please let me or the local VL know

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We have been busy in East TN organizing all three of our areas and there are a few announcements to be made

Chattanooga has it's first round of VAs

Harold Ervin and Albert Hastings

Knoxville has some new management as well

Stephen Wight has stepped into the VL position
Ron Hall has stepped into a VA position

Murfreesboro is growing as well

Timothy Travis is our new VL in Murfreesboro
Kit O'Brien is our VA for Nashville State and also our roving VA as she will be traveling with me to our other two areas

Michael O'Brien is also helping me a ton with all of the new duties and while he doesn't have an official title; he is, has and will be extremely valuable in keeping me sane!!!

Congratulations all of you

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Nohwear wrote:
Seth Gipson wrote:

I do not envy your situation, James.

As to the condemnation of the area VO (James), I must speak up in his defense. I dont know him personally, nor do I know anything regarding the situation outside of what is posted here, but a blanket 'shame on them for not doing something' is NOT acceptable.

Unless you are one of the three (?) people in this thread from the area, you likely dont know the full story, so saying someone is doing a bad job when you have no idea what is going on is rude and ignorant.

A year or so ago, my region had a similar problem. I would get messages from someone who had started up our weekly Tuesday night group that some of the people in thye group had messaged him complaining about various other people in the group. These were sessions that none of the area VOs attended.

I posted a messaage in our FB group asking everyone to keep in mind that the table GM's word is law, but aside from that (and I told the guy who contacted me this as well) that there was very little I could do.

None of the players were banned from the store, so the store will allow them to play.
I cant force them to stop having the game sessions. If the GM wants to run and players show, I cant prevent that.
If the players, despite their extreme dislike for each other, want to show up and play with each other, I cannot prevent that.

The same thing is going on here with James' area. He can tell those people that they arent invited all he wants, but unless the store is going to ban them from playing or bothering the PFs group, then if there is a GM willing to run and at least one other player willing to sit with them, despite James' ban, he (we, anyone) cannot stop them from playing PFS.

If I am understanding you right, you seem to be saying that unless the game store cooperates, this lodge is domed? I mean, what do you do if players are so disruptive that other people stop showing up? Is there really nothing that can be done unless things actually get bad enough to...

I don't believe that Seth was saying that the Lodge is doomed, nothing is EVER as dire as that.

No matter what the full story is (and we'll more than likely never know the totality of the situation), we cannot say that any VO is doing a bad job. There are easy things as a volunteer and there are hard things; this is one of the hard things.

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Are you going in under your sessions tab, or your gm/event coordinator tab?

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Zirlock wrote:

After 2015's marathon weekend session to start the Rise of the Runelords AP, I'm thinking what I will do for 2016. Can anyone confirm if a Venture Agent will count as a Venture Officer for running Specials like Bonekeep, etc?

And after listening to Jessica Price on Know Direction interview from last week, I'm putting Tonya Woldridge and John Compton in the text of my post as that is, apparently, the best way to attract the attention of a particular Paizonian :-)

Apologies if that was a trade secret......

Z

Venture Agents are officers, however do not have the star bonus as part of their VO reward package. So a VA would still need to have the required stars to run said exclusive

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Bad breath is easy .. *pulls out pack of gum* anyone want some?

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coughing up blood is also a sign of someone coughing hard and causing small tears in their esophagus (have coded it 5 times today alone) so not always a sign of TB

Other symptoms of TB could include

Coughing that lasts three or more weeks
Coughing up blood
Chest pain, or pain with breathing or coughing
Unintentional weight loss
Fatigue
Fever
Night sweats
Chills
Loss of appetite

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So what all this basically boils down to is when you are at walgreens or cvs or wherever. .. spend the extra buck fifty on a nose and mouth mask and keep your sickness to yourself.

Everyone is happy ... the crud doesn't spread and we can go back to talking about the smelly people

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I try to have things reported before the next gameday .. Sometimes life throws curveballs and things happen, but I always try to get reporting caught up as quickly as possible.

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Serisan wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
I don't know persay if you can request they leave .. .an alternative is that the paper masks people wear tend to be relatively cheap ... buy and carry a box with you and ask him to wear a mask if he's going to be at the table while sick

If the player has already invested in numerous types of medicine, I think it's unreasonable to foist consideration of other peoples' health on the GM. The player should be responsible for getting his/her own mask.

A suggestion to give the player a mask was just that ... The GM could also wear the mask himself, but doing a lot of talking means that he'll be muffled, which is why I went for offering the player the mask

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I don't know persay if you can request they leave .. .an alternative is that the paper masks people wear tend to be relatively cheap ... buy and carry a box with you and ask him to wear a mask if he's going to be at the table while sick

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rknop wrote:
Kryssa Lightbinder wrote:
Blog Post wrote:


Thea Peters, Venture-Captain—East Tenessee
Fixed that for you. You had the wrong side of the state.

I was thinkin'! Memphis and West Tennessee as two VC regions? Weird....

West TN makes more sense.

But what about Central TN? Nashville isn't where I live an more, but it used to be.

Martin still has Nashville. which would be more central TN,

I've got Murfreesboro as my primary area and am currently acting VC over Chattanooga and Knoxville

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ninthwatcher wrote:

Congrats to everyone.

Also, Tonya - when are you going to accept and implement Venture Agents?

Talk to your most local VC ...

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Technically East TN as I'll be cover Knoxville and Chattnooga as well as Mufreesboro

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Oykiv wrote:
Skeld wrote:

[...], personal hygiene is important. Don't do it for yourself; do it for the rest of us. take one for the team, Pathfinder.

-Skeld

Are you suggesting Quiterjon should bath is VC personally?

I think I´m not so close to my VCs to do it if needed, but I´ll applaud anyone so brave to try it. If was needed, fortunately that is not the case ;D

Um ... yeah .. please don't anyone try to wash me ... hubs would prolly be giving you the evil eye and he carries knives lol.

A conversation like this is never easy either to have or to know how to have.

We had to have a conversation with a co-worker one time about the "perfume" the supervisor spoke with her and didn't help the situation, so the whole team chipped in and got her a basket from bath and body works .. had all the essentials. She was so happy to get it, never used it, but was happy to get it. Some people don't realize that they have an order and are clueless.

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Hey all,

We are having the 2nd annual Purplebunnycon in Feb in Tennesse.

we have lots of fun games, including the 4 and 5 star exclusives as well as a give away prize for those that play a trio of scenarios on Friday.

Check out the website and warhorn :)

PurpleBunnycon.com

PBC Warhorn

Hope to see you there!!! and remember your ears!!!!

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Congratulations all of you!!!

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Kalindlara wrote:

There are many reasons why specific mechanics are banned for PFS.

Some require GM adjudication.
Some involve crafting.
Some are meant for evil characters.
Some are restricted for storyline reasons.
Some are attached to races that aren't legal for all players.
Some are meant to be unlocked through play.
Some are considered unbalanced for Society play.
Some rotate in and out of legality.

I may have missed a few other reasons.

Harrowed, this is the most complete list of reasons to your question. I doubt that you are going to get much more of a complex answer from a dev. I understand the frustration, however, these are the main reasons decision are made for the overall benefit of the campaign

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Incendiaeternus wrote:
Paz wrote:
E-mail the PFS coordinator of the convention and explain the situation, giving your email address and postal address. I would hope that most would make sure that their GMs got the rewards they were due.
Actually most just say I'm sorry there's nothing that we can do. Thus why this comes up on occasion.

Sorry, but that's asinine. The PFS coordinator should be able to provide you with the GM reward. They are sent the boons in a pdf format and can easily print one out for you.

Is this a VO coordinator or a private convention coordinator?

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As a convention organizer myself, being organized and making sure you have the right amount of materials printed or ready is a very big thing for me. Printing extra boons ahead of time, or having a printer on site can alleviate this issue vs adding something additional to Paizo's workload to make up for someone else's lack of organization.

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a winter witch with the smaller familiar list is still a viable character .. Mine has done quite well in PFS over the years

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Grats

5 star island is now a series of islands intereconnected by land and air bridges

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Another important thing ... as a new GM ... is don't be afraid to ask questions ... Most often your players will know the mechanic for the oddball thing they want to do... have them show it to you in the book so you can reference it .. but don't be afraid to look at the player and be like ... splain it to me like I'm 2 ... best way to learn oddball mechanics imo

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plaidwandering wrote:
Mark Stratton wrote:
2.5 and 4.5 don't have to play up. They can choose to play up or down.
You round to the nearest whole number, 3 and 5 in this case, putting them in the situation to be annihilated that you insist on.

According to the guide x.5 has the option to play up or down. x.6 rounds up to the nearest whole number

The only glaring error I think is that the 4 player adjustment wasn't given for a party of 5+ playing up tier

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Please explain further

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Thanks guys ... just wanted to make sure I had up to date information

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