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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Maps Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha. 1,295 posts (1,302 including aliases). 4 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 24 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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If you hold the tenets of the Shadow Lodge in your heart, it isn't ever truly gone.

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Cherry picking scenarios for their loot is frowned upon, in general. Best not to ask such questions on the messageboards...

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Now, if you GM at a convention, I do know that the boon allows a free rebuild. You can easily GM a lot of conventions and have a store of rebuilds to use for future changes.

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People would abuse the more liberal policy. Liberal policies in the past have had to be re-structured due to abuse in the short amount of time they were open. When a small amount of people abuse the system it ends up hurting everyone.

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Painlord wants a post out of me:

As one of four HQ Leads this year, I wouldn't say I have impossible standards. BUT you've all sorely disappointed me and I hate you all. Good day!

Is this what you wanted, Painlord?

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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I can get behind this idea and also let us know when it gets updated. I was looking through it the other day to find the Allosaurus was suddenly no longer legal for play so I have a 7th level Nagaji Saurian Shaman with an illegal AC at the moment :P Will have to figure out something else pronto!

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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There was a time when GMing in PFS granted you no chronicle sheet and no stars and no opportunity to replay. Yet people still GM'd in those times, for no more reward than growing their community and helping grow conventions in their area.

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Hermes resides in the grand city of Omaha, NE. He has a mixture of levels in Rogue, Wizard and a particular Prestige Class that combines features of both...

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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I thought it would be fun to take the scenarios that have aspis in them already and re-write them from the aspis perspective. with the caveat that you always lose to pathfinders

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Greetings!

It is my pleasure to welcome Rachel Hill to the ranks of the 5-Star GM corps. She has devoted a HUGE chunk of time to PFS, both in person and online and has always done an exemplary job. She also coordinates half of the Omaha game stores in addition to all the time she spends prepping games. Congratulations Rachel, you have most definitely earned it!

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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It's probably going to take time to finish reporting. PFS is run by volunteers and no one is getting paid to do all that data entry. It can take anywhere from 2-5 minutes to enter a reporting sheet (a lot of which depends on it being completely filled out and LEGIBLE). Multiply that time by the number of reporting sheets for the convention (1200+) and that is quite a bit of time. 3-4 years ago, GenCon was finished reporting in late October. Time is being cut down each year but as the campaign grows and more GenCon tables are added, we need to be cognizant that the people doing the reporting have work, families, etc. that take precedence over this task.

I'm not saying that it won't be done in a timely manner, but please manage your expectations. As always, your physical chronicle sheet trumps anything online.

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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I talked to numerous parents who became choked up describing how appreciative they were that Paizo is doing Kids Track and how awesome of a job LS was doing over there.

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Just in general, to the players out there: if your PC wants to do a morally ambiguous action and you feel you have to come to the boards to ask about whether or not it's okay, you probably just shouldn't do it to begin with.

Playing PFS at home with friends in a private setting is one thing, but remember, it is a PG13 game, there are times when you don't know the people you are sitting with, and it's just good gamer etiquette to be aware of your actions. GenCon is in two days and PFS will be put on display for the masses of serious and casual gamers alike. We owe it to the campaign and the company to show the game in a good light :)

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Can someone explain to me how running a ton of games to get A/T characters to grandfather in isn't doing EXACTLY what Compton warned us not to do in the blog post?

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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PC finished reporting today :)

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Hello!

The last few sessions have been entered finally now that I have some free time on my hands. I still have the sheets for one slot on Sunday and one on Saturday if there are any discrepancies on those days. Any other discrepancies for other slots should be approached through normal channels.

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The Fourth Horseman wrote:
Todd Morgan wrote:
currently you just need to volunteer for one slot at a convention to pick up the GM race boon.

Yeah, but the likelihood is that they also have credits from game days, and many con GMs tend to run multiple slots, so really, it seems to me like you are arguing that GMs who only run one game at an occasional convention won't get boons. Now here's where I get controversial:

I'm ok with that.

GMs who run that little are contributing, yes, but but infinitely less than those who GM regularly at game days, and even less than those that GM at both.

We should be rewarding contribution, not "HEY! I showed up at a con to run!"

See, I'm not okay with someone who paid money to visit a convention and donate their time to run a game to not get anything for it. Especially at a convention such as GenCon.

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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They'll be finished by Thursday at the latest.

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Drinking post: David Montgomery from Boston and TOZ are two of the most fun GMs to watch run games.

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Kyle Elliott and myself will be at HQ all weekend if people want to chat. Walter's significant other Melissa will be there as our tough-as-nails bouncer/HQ volunteer so if you create any trouble... well I'd just recommend not creating trouble...

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From the perspective of someone who gets asked to audit characters regularly, the ITS is a great addition because instead of having to go through each chronicle sheet tracking expenditures, there is just the ITS to look over and review.

From a player perspective, I forget what items I have quite a bit and so I use the ITS to track my consumables better than if it were written on the back of a character sheet or amongst my binder of chronicle sheets.

From the perspective of a GM, I haven't seen it take more than 5 minutes to fill out at the end of a game. I think most people spend more time writing a post on these forums than it would take them to fill out the ITS.

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I'm going to try and come at this question from a global angle. I have been a member of 5 Organized Play campaigns: Living Greyhawk, Living Forgotten Realms, Living Arcanis, Legends of Arcanis and Pathfinder Society.

Going from memory of the rebuild rules, Living Greyhawk didn't allow any, Living Arcanis allowed some, Legends of Arcanis allows it until you stop playing Intro scenarios, Living Forgotten Realms allows a rebuild every level and PFS allows a rebuild until your level 2 and then has implemented rules for limited retrains through errata or Ultimate Campaign.

In terms of what is allowed from sourcebooks, LFR and Legends of Arcanis allow pretty much everything, Living Arcanis marked in the book what was allowed and Living Greyhawk and PFS have FAQ/Errata/Other documents that explain what is allowed.

Out of all the campaigns, Living Greyhawk was extremely restrictive with the large campaign "document" (I say document, but I really mean small book), PFS has a much smaller campaign rules document, followed by LFR and both Arcanis'.

In terms of overall campaign document complexity, rebuild rules and additional resource allowance by far the most restrictive campaign has been Living Greyhawk > PFS > Living Arcanis > Legends of Arcanis > LFR

Now take a look at the success of these campaigns. I don't think it's too far of a leap in logic to assign a strong level of correlation between the level of restrictiveness of a campaign to its overall success.

To the OP, there is one option that you forgot to add to your list of options to the campaign (which is also the most restrictive): no rebuild whatsoever.

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Scott can correct me if I'm wrong, but the vitriol he is referring to is in general on the boards. For those of us who started on the boards playing when the Beta was out, the boards have become more sarcastic, less helpful and definitely more angry/depressing. It's probably why you see so many of the Old Guard trying to derail threads with wacky humor.

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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You should check your downloads again. There should be a core rulebook pdf

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Check your downloads

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Necromancy is perfectly fine in Society play.

The table you sit at may not be perfectly fine with you playing a necromancer.

If you're playing with the same group of people every time, it won't be an issue, but I would suggest you make an additional character to sub in just in case the table isn't cool with it.

I make the same suggestion to Paladin players, FWIW :P

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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I've seen quite a few players using the spells themselves, so I believe that yes, Save or Suck spells are fun for players.

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Probably by dedicating time, money and effort to growing his local community :P

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Uhh, any way we can lock this thread? If the issue has been handled then all that can be gained out of this thread is personal insults and hurt feelings...

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Keep in mind, if you game in a public place, then you are representing that game to every non-gamer in the area.

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Do we really need specific rules on how to act like a mature adult while playing this hobby?

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What's the purpose of PFS if you are only going to game with the same people every time?

Conventions are one of the reasons for having an Organized Play system in the first place. So that no matter where you go in the world, if you follow the rules of OP, you can play at local conventions.

The same is true for traveling to local game days, but really, not very many people spend money for only 4-8 hours of gaming. They spend that money to travel to conventions to munch on the feast that is PFS. 24-72 hours of PFS at one location over the course of one weekend. A busy person who can't make a game day every week may even find it easier to take time off for one weekend of gaming.

Speaking of spending money, conventions also help the local gaming economy. That FLGS that everyone in the area knows now has lot more people from out of town who can buy their products. Lesser-known game companies can have their games demo'd by people who may not have known that the company existed. Many conventions have charity auctions that can raise more money than a single game day could.

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Benjamin, I think the fact that you don't have to be a 'small one' to take this trait is what's making people thing it's overpowered. It doesn't have anything to do with race.

Dark Archive ***** RPG Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

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Troll, troll, troll your boat, gently down the stream.....

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Hermes Longtooth, 7th level Arcane Trickster is still among the living.

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