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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.
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.
James Martin wrote:
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
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
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
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
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.
Please provide a link to the source post where you are garnering your interpretation ... that would be helpful
can you provide a link to the reference you are using?
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.
Keith Apperson wrote:
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
Keith Apperson wrote:
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.
Keith Apperson wrote:
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
Michael Hallet 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 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.
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
Keith Apperson wrote:
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 ...
Keith Apperson 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
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
Griffin Rider wrote:
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
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
Murfreesboro is growing as well
Timothy Travis is our new VL in Murfreesboro
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 :)
Hope to see you there!!! and remember your ears!!!!
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
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?
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.
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
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