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Goblin Squad Member. Pathfinder Card Game, Maps Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStarFullStarFullStar Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest. 1,347 posts (1,354 including aliases). 4 reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 24 Pathfinder Society characters. 1 alias.


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I think it should be an ivory or white color to indicate the purity of the VO. Then as they rise in ranks, they become sick with dread (green) then angry at the world (red) and finally unlife takes them (yellow)

Dark Archive

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I would say you could start with having peg legs by spending a portion of beginning gold for them, but not having stumps. The reason being that you at least have mobility vs not having any form of movement.

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

To put it in perspective, there was a decent amount of time where PFS GMs received nothing for GMing other than the goodwill for helping the local community. This was before the VO group was formed so local communities weren't receiving any scenarios for free, either. I don't recall many complaints during this time about rewards either, that all came much later :P

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

I wouldn't see a problem with it, but that's me

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


This was actually similar to a boon idea I proposed a couple of months ago, to give a character access to a piece of equipment from a different character's chronicle sheet...

I think there is already a boon out there like this...could be wrong though...

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

My group tonight called it the Cave of Kevin Costner. They thought the *spoiler* looked like him in Waterworld...

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

As long as you have the books the options are from, you are good!

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

You're good. This stuff happens.

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

As the RVC in question for the region, I just wanted to let people know that it's being handled by local VOs in private and that at this point, I'm considering the forum portion of this matter closed. If staff wants to lock it, that's fine, if not, no worries, but I probably won't be following the discussion any further :P

I do sort of regret that the GMs post got deleted, as I had thought it was polite and had started to address the matter. Oh well!

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

If you create an event without a number of sessions, the link to create session sheets sometimes doesn't appear.

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

In a season 1 scenario my character turned an orc into a frog. Made the will save. My character just said they put it in a cage and the GM wrote it on the scenario sheet and we left it at that. Hasn't really come up again and I just tell the story without any mechanical benefit. If all you want to do is say you did it, and have it as proof of a story, I don't see the harm of it. If you kept it out, tried to have it be present during fights, etc, it's more problematic.

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

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Disk Elemental wrote:

For those of you who came in late, one of the posts Chris Lambertz deleted was a response from the GM in-questions, as well as one from one of the players.

I'd consider this matter resolved.

Agreed.

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

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1. Talk to the GM first; if it doesn't get resolved then take it to the:
2. Game day organizer; if it doesn't get resolved than take it to the:
3. Venture-Lieutenant; if it doesn't get resolved than take it to the:
4. Venture-Captain; if it doesn't get resolved than take it to the:
5. Regional Venture-Captain (me); if it doesn't get resolved than take it to the:
6. Organized Play Coordinator (Tonya)

Taking it to the boards makes it more likely to devolve into a he-said/she-said type of situation that doesn't help the situation in the slightest.

Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

Under your sessions you should be able to report the error over the website. That should be the fix for the online portion of the problem. For your actual character sheet, I would talk to your local venture officer, apprise them of the situation and work with them to fix the issue.

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bdk86 wrote:


The Not So Good
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  • PFS Mustering in the hallway was messy. We had the most populous games (Tiers 1-5) at the very front, creating a big crowd you had to work through to get to the other tiers. This also created confusion as many different players from many scenarios had to sort themselves within a small space. I like this model for things like the Specials because it is definitely ideal to get folks to self-marshal into tables of 6 before entry, but not for regular scenarios. While we did have 5 hour slots, I almost never sat down at my table before start time because of this organizing method, meaning our game didn't really get going in earnest until after the listed start time. This also meant a lot of the tables for the special ran up against their time slot.
  • To address this portion, we started mustering at 10-15 minutes before the listed start time and had all the ticketed players seated within minutes of the start time. I'm not sure that we did it that quickly last year, but I could be wrong.

    Grouping up prior to sending to tables saves time in the long run. When you send ones and twos to different game tables, you run the risk of a full table of ticketed players showing up wanting to play together. You then have to leave the muster area, go to the tables and re-arrange and come back. It's just a more efficient way of mustering to prevent issues.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    Books you can share. PDFs are watermarked so sharing those is technically a copyright issue.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    Preston Hudson wrote:

    Chris, you are awesome as always, thank you!!

    Congratulations to the new RVCs, especially Walter Sheppard. Going to be great to have my RVC close now. Thank you Todd Morgan for all you have done as the previous Northwest RVC!

    Thank you Art and Jason for what you have done for your respective regions as RVCs!!

    No problem! I was glad to work with everyone out there. I may have missed it in the blog but I just shifted over to RVC of the Midwest. Just a split of a region and picking some areas up closer to home.

    Dark Archive

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    wraithstrike is correct.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    Arcadia?

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

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    How about a +1 bonus to Sense Motive when interacting with NPC members of your faction while in Tian Xia.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

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    The evening Special has been sat (again, within 5 minutes of start time). We were able to sit all ticketed players and most of the non-ticketed players. One table-worth of non-ticketed players had to to be turned away due to lack of GMs, unfortunately, but they retired upstairs to try and start a pickup game of Society.

    The prize table will be open to the the end of the slot and then re-open tomorrow morning.

    In personal news, I was able to enjoy a second ACG table this morning with Painlord, played in a delve ran by James Jacobs (a personal dream/goal of mine), and played a PFS table with Bob Jonquet and the Pullman crew ran by Bobby Pepka. There was 3D terrain. It was high-tier 7-11 scenario. I played a paladin and killed lots of undead and evil outsiders :)

    Very few player or GM complaints at this convention. Either people are afraid of us, or not much annoying stuff is taking place. I'll take it as a win either way.

    Also Painlord, I appreciate you taking time from your high level ACG table to help me learn more tricks with the card game. Next time we play, I will be the Master.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

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    My idea (tongue in cheek): The pins can be put through clothing or other fabric and can hang on your person to advertise your allegiance to one faction or another.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    So a Paizo employee, that may or may not be the Editor-In-Chief, informed us at PFS HQ that there is a company doing a mash-up of American Gladiator mixed with Pathfinder that runs about an hour long up in the Cascade room. It is called The Gauntlet. Anyone that wasn't able to get into a pickup game in the afternoon may enjoy the experience.

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    Bob Jonquet wrote:
    I should mention I'm giving Painlord the stink-eye but he's soo immersed in a round of ACG he fails to notice.

    I'm staring at him too at my end. He can pretend like he doesn't notice but we know the truth...

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    You're a mercenary in Nirmathas.

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    A wild Linda Zayas-Palmer appeared! She collected the rabid Mark Seifter and departed to parts unknown. We can only hope she means us no harm, and will protect us in the future from the Elder One known only as Compton.

    Our fortunes have never looked bleaker. It is darkest before the dawn. Libations!

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    He came up to me later and said he was lying. He's a nihilist. He believes in nothing.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    The pins look to be pretty decent quality. They each have double pins on the back and would be a good accessory for a lanyard or a collar.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    Do it!

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    Some crazy guy just game up and threatened me. It went like this:

    Crazy guy walks up to me.

    Crazy guy: Do you have six fingers on your right hand

    Me: I do

    Crazy guy: My name is Painlord. You have not played the Adventure Card Game. Prepare to die.

    Me: I'm going to play it tomorrow

    Crazy guy: Okay. Never mind.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    First slot ticketed players seated within ten minutes of the start of the slot and non-ticketed players were filled in within another five minutes.

    Second slot ticketed players were seated by five after with non-ticketed players filled in within another five.

    Nicely done team!

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    I know Painlord is definitely joking about the HQ staff comment, but if I could be serious for a moment, I am extremely appreciative of the work they have done already (and also to all the GMs and players that assisted with setup earlier). The PaizoCon HQ staff is a very experienced crew, comprised of individuals that have assisted with multiple PaizoCons in the past. Aside from Bob and I, they are all local players, GMs and VOs.

    Your 2016 PaizoCon HQ staff is comprised of:
    Bob Jonquet - co-lead
    Todd Morgan - co-lead
    Walter Sheppard - HQ volunteer
    Melissa McCallum - HQ volunteer
    Cameron Ackerman - HQ volunteer
    Bobby Pepka - HQ volunteer
    Steven Huffstutler - HQ volunteer

    They are each a jack-of-all-trades and you'll see them rotating at the prize table, HQ table, walking around delivering GM packets or mustering players in the hallway.

    We all hope you have a wonderful experience this PaizoCon!

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

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    *A crumpled sheet of paper is located on the floor of the Grand Ballroom. Written upon it appear to be the scribblings of a madman.....*

    ....Prize list....
    .....Muster....sheets...
    ...GM boons....

    ...PFS Grand Convocation Scavenger Hunt boon.....

    .........Coffee....neeed....beer...whiskey....

    Love....Bob...Jonquetttt......

    Ramen.....foood....souls...consume
    ...................Thursty.....give....blood....brains

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    So instead of short club, you have a short bat...I think that goes in line with the 'like for like' reflavoring rules. I mean, you won't be able to hide it as 'sports equipment' or anything, anyone who has such knowledge will be able to recognize it as a halfling sling staff.

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    godsDMit wrote:

    Why don't you just come out and say 'Im kind of a big deal.', Todd?

    Sheesh! The ego on this guy!

    :P

    I have you to say it for me ;-)

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    In time, the sting of change and character item loss will grow less and other, creative options will present themselves. I have multiple characters affected by these changes and was initially annoyed, but then I remembered that I've been through every PF errata since inception and like Walter says, more will come; some will be well received, some not. The PFS world will keep spinning. I don't even remember what I was annoyed with during the first erratas or FAQs.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    Dragnmoon, I'm nice to everyone! We can chat and make plans for your Regional Support game day coming up!

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    Walter Sheppard wrote:
    Good stuff

    Well said!

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    I know the file sizes are large but can we view compression-less formats such as BMP? I would hate to think something cool was lost during the change to a JPG or other image format.

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    For those of you who may not know, I am the RVC for the Northwest region and I will be helping to run HQ at PaizoCon as I have in the years past. I wanted to also make myself available to anyone from the NW region who may want to chat about PFS in their locality, especially non-VOs who may not have access to me on the VO forums. I'll be at HQ during PFS time and will be either there or at the hotel bar during down time. I can be easily recognized by my ginger goatee and pleasant demeanor :)

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    If it goes like last year, HQ will have your volunteer packet and rewards available Wednesday afternoon at the Sagamore ballroom. If you have a room reward, your name should be on the reservation and you will need to provide a credit card to cover incidentals that may be incurred. Some hotels in years past just needed one card from anyone in the room, other times they've needed each person to provide a card.

    The nice thing this year is that we are at the hotel right across from the Sagamore, so basically just come across the covered bridge on the second floor and you're right there.

    As a volunteer, the HQ Leads expect you to be ready and prepared to run your games 30 minutes prior to the slot start time. HQ will hand out water periodically throughout the slot but you should also have some filling, high calorie snacks and more water on hand should you need it. I love the Nature Valley bars and one box will last you through the convention.

    There will be plenty of food trucks outside for meals and there should be ample time to hit them up as needed. There are also many good bars/pubs within walking distance should you have needs along those lines.

    Also, please fill out your reporting sheets legibly and completely.

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    Thanks! Let me compile a list of boons and reply to the offers that I've gotten :)

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    What happened to teamwork and being team players? This seems like the exact opposite.

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    What is the wording on the Ganzi component? Do both boons need to have the Ganzi language or just one?

    I'd like to trade for one if possible. I have multiple copies of most every non-race boon and maybe a few extra race boons, i'll have to check my stack. I'm pretty sure I have a couple extra dhampir boons running around, maybe some aasimar too.

    I would prefer to be mailed (and to mail) physical copies of the boons. I do not want to send via electronic sources.

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    This should be a great convention!

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    I've been pulled over for 1 mile over so the theory is reality.

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    BigNorseWolf wrote:
    Todd Morgan wrote:


    People have mentioned speeding as an analogy in this thread. If you are going 66 mph in a 65 mph zone, and you get pulled over, you, not law enforcement is at fault for the situation.

    If they pull you over for 66 in a 65 yes. Yes they are at fault for being a twit for expecting an unreasonable level of pernickitness.

    That may be your opinion, but it doesn't jive with the law, my friend :P

    Dark Archive ***** Regional Venture-Coordinator, Midwest

    Some GM boons in the past have also given out a free one-time rebuild

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    Nefreet wrote:

    Indeed. I didn't throw a tantrum, and my experience wasn't a "my way or the highway" sort of deal. We went around the table doing character introductions and the GM noticed then that my character was illegal. He also realized how much thought and background I'd put into the character. Realizing that my 3xp character was not game breaking, didn't upset anyone else at the table, and that I was relatively new to PFS, he decided it better to address the issue after the game rather than create a negative situation right at the beginning.

    I'd just like to point out, that if there were a negative situation to come from your GM going the opposite direction, you, not them would have been at fault for causing it.

    People have mentioned speeding as an analogy in this thread. If you are going 66 mph in a 65 mph zone, and you get pulled over, you, not law enforcement is at fault for the situation.

    I'm not trying to call out Nefreet, because I respect their past posting behavior (I don't know them in person, just by their posting history). In general, I'm just trying to say, intentional or not, if you create an illegal character, you are at fault causing the incident. Now, how the GM chooses to handle the situation may or may not escalate the situation to where you feel like you are 'forced' into certain, but that is still your choice.

    Again, I think we are all discussing corner cases here. In most cases, I think there is ample time to make quick fixes to the character before game play occurs to make it a legal character. Only rarely would there be no time to make any fixes (Bonekeep comes to mind) and I would hope that everyone at the table would be mature enough to handle those types of situations in a manner that doesn't harm the image of PFS.

    In terms of GM interpretation of the rules, there are some you can't really interpret your way into breaking, IMHO. Playing an illegal character is one of them.

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    I'd just like to say that I'm proud of the people in the community that not only assisted the OP in finding mechanical ways to re-fluff their character but also did so in a polite manner. I am also really appreciative of the way the OP received those messages and the mature way they went about responding. Kudos all around!

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